‘Art, Ice, and Everything Nice’ opens Nov. 22

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Tacoma, WA – Franciscan Polar Plaza, Tacoma’s open-air ice skating rink, is back for a six-week winter run at Tollefson Plaza thanks to presenting sponsor CHI Franciscan Health and organizing partner Tacoma Art Museum (TAM). Gather friends and family and join the fun beginning November 22. A free on-site photo booth will capture your memories of this beloved annual tradition. Those who are new to ice skating can use double-bladed skates or skate aids (a walker for use on the ice) for stability. [Read more…]

Eight reasons to attend Truck and Tractor Day

On Oct. 18, the City of Lakewood will throw a hay-riding, tricked-trucking, pumpkin-picking party known as the 8th Annual Truck and Tractor Day.

The always-popular event runs from noon to 3 p.m., at Fort Steilacoom Park. As its name implies, there will be trucks. There will be tractors. There will also be plenty of other reasons Truck and Tractor Day will be a great experience for you and the family. Here are eight of our favorites:
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Woof Woof Walk

Come dressed with or without a costume on you and your canine companion. The event is Saturday, Oct 19 from 9:00am-12noon at Spanaway Park, 14905 Bresemann Blvd S in Spanaway.

There are routes of 1.5 & 3 miles, all paved and suitable for all abilities. Registered participants are entered into a “ruffle” drawing and prizes will be awarded for best costumes.

Pre-register by Oct 11 for a fee of $15 – $5 for additional dogs. For more information call 253-798-4091 or visit www.piercecountywa.org/parks

2014 Tacoma RV Show features Elvis memorabilia, Oct. 9-12

TACOMA—The Tacoma Fall RV Show® presents an impressive exhibit of Elvis memorabilia, “The Private Collection of the King on Tour,” coupled with big displays by leading Northwest RV dealers, October 9-12 at the Tacoma Dome.

More than a dozen of the region’s top dealers will spotlight a wide variety of makes and models, ranging from stylish luxury motorhomes to a big selection of “entry level” models. For added convenience and value, parking is free every day of the show in Tacoma Dome parking lots. [Read more…]

Run Wild at Northwest Trek Wildlife Park

EATONVILLE, Wash. – Run Wild race day is fast approaching, and there’s still time to register for a refreshing fun run or walk along the woodsy trails and paths of Northwest Trek Wildlife Park.

The 5k and 8k run and 5k walk event is set for Sept. 20. Registration is open now. It includes the chip-timed race, a shirt (as long as supplies last) and admission to Northwest Trek for the day.

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Northwest Trek’s ‘Get Out of the Rut’ brings end-of-summer fun

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Eatonville, Wash. – Nature’s calling. And before backpacks are loaded with supplies, before lunches are made, before school bells ring, there’s a glorious end-of-summer celebration at Northwest Trek Wildlife Park.

Get Out of the Rut is a Labor Day Weekend celebration of elk, bison, deer and bighorn sheep and the rutting, or mating, season. [Read more…]

Movin-n-Groovin Kids Fun Run

Kids ages 3-8 years old as of July 31 can participate in this mini fun run where everyone is a winner! Held at Harry Lang Stadium (Clover Park High School), 11023 Gravelly Lake Dr in Lakewood, events include a 400 meter, 800 meter or 1 mile run. The fun run is held on Thursday, July 31 with check in at 4pm, and events beginning at 5:30pm. Pre-register by July 24 for $8 or day of event fee is $10. And don’t miss the opening and closing ceremonies. To register or for more information call 253-798-4141 or www.piercecountywa.org/parks