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

Introduction to Yoga at Lakewood Library

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Learn more about the practice of yoga and participate in an introductory class taught by Kelly Rothwell, registered yoga teacher from Source Yoga. Her training includes alignment based posture work, as influenced by the Iyengar tradition, while incorporating vinyasa/hatha flow, pranayama and meditation. Lakewood Pierce County Library (6300 Wildaire Road S.W.) on Saturday, June 28, 2 – 3 p.m.

Splash on in for local summer fun

Oakbrook  Swim and Tennis Club invites you to an Open House on Saturday June 21st 12 – 9 pm.  You and your  family can check out the facilities and swim for free. Ice cream will be served from 2 – 4pm. Oakbrook Swim and Tennis Club is a great local family friendly place to spend the summer. This will be the 50th year this club has been open for local families from Memorial Day weekend to Labor Day weekend.

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24th Annual Tour de Pierce set for June 29

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Don’t miss this year’s Tour de Pierce with a new rest stop and special refreshments. This year’s June 29 date will include 30 and 50 mile marked routes. The 12 mile route is designed for families or for those new to biking. All routes include maps and cue sheets, map my ride qr codes, a rest stop with refreshments, and rest rooms. The ride starts and finishes at the Washington State Fair Grounds Gold Parking lot, S Meridian & 9th Ave SE, Puyallup. The pre-registration fee by June 13th is $14 per person or $42 for a family of 4 from the same household. Pre-ordered Sport Tek® Competitor Tees are $18. For an application call 253-798-4177 or on line at

Letter: Ft. Steilacoom Park Amphitheater meeting

By Judi Hunter

Mary Dodsworth did a wonderful job of monitoring the meeting of concerned citizens who overwhelmingly opposed the Lakewood Rotary plans to build an amphitheater in Fort Steilacoom Park. I am one of them! However, several good ideas were proposed for consideration and I hope Lakewood Rotary will select one of them to support instead. [Read more...]