Family Fun Night at Fort Nisqually Living History Museum

Candy Cannon Run

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July 19, 2013 - 6:00pm to 9:00pm

Enjoy an evening of old fashioned fun! Bring your picnic supper and the whole family and participate in games, music and dancing of the mid-1800s. Kids of all ages will enjoy the special firings of the Candy Cannon throughout the evening. Lemonade and ice cream available while supplies last! For information and admission, call (253)591-5339 or go online to fortnisqually.org.

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Road Closures Scheduled for Sound to Narrows on June 8

Sound to Narrows

A number of road closures are expected during the 2013 Sound to Narrows on June 8, which will feature a series of events starting and finishing in Vassault Park at the intersection of North Vassault and North 37th Streets in Tacoma.

Vassault Street, North 37th Street, and the curb lane of southbound Pearl Street will be closed to all traffic. Additionally, access to neighborhoods in the area of the race will be restricted, as there will be multiple secondary street closures.

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Lakewood Farmers Market Grand Opening

Lakewood Farmers Market Flyer

Tomorrow the Lakewood farmers market is returning for its second season. The opening day ceremony will kick off with a ribbon cutting and feature Mayor Don Anderson as well as the market’s presenting sponsor, St. Clare Hospital.

The market runs every Tuesday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on the City Hall plaza, located at 6000 Main Street SW in Lakewood, Wash. from June 4 through September 17. New this year, there will be two extended market days on July 30 and September 10 when the market will be open from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.

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Mark your Calendar with Summer Events in Lakewood

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With summer off to a fast start in the Pacific Northwest this year, the City of Lakewood is offering great family-friendly events throughout the warmer months. With activities ranging from the farmers market returning for the second year, to SummerFest and the Junk in the Trunk community garage sale, both visitors and locals will find something for every member of the family.

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Artists Wanted for Music and Art in Wright Park Festival

Music and Art in Wright Park

The Music and Art in Wright Park Festival is seeking artists and craftspeople that appeal to the aesthetic of the indie art and craft scene and have innovative approaches to traditional craft forms, to participate in this year’s festival on August 10th, 2013. As in past years, the festival will include music, art vendors, and activities for all ages, food, and more.

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Live band, elaborate costumes, golden oldies enliven sci-fi "Return to the Forbidden Planet"

Forbidden Planet

Pierce College Theatre blasts off on a rock-and-roll flight to “Return to the Forbidden Planet” May 29 to June 1 in Lakewood.

This family-friendly musical tells the story of mad scientist Doctor Prospero, who’s unknowingly jettisoned into space with his infant daughter. Their craft crashes into D’Illyria, the Forbidden Planet, and the adventure begins.

Winner of the Olivier Award for Best Musical, the play by Bob Carlton is loosely based on the 1956 film, “Forbidden Planet,” a sci-fi version of William Shakespeare’s “The Tempest.”

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School Board says 'No' to becoming charter school authorizer

Tacoma Public Schools will not apply this summer to become a charter school authorizer, the School Board decided this evening by a 4-0 vote.

The state Board of Education set a July deadline for school districts to file an application to become a charter school authorizer. A school district that becomes a charter school authorizer can issue a request for proposals from non-profit organizations that want to start charter schools. An authorizing district can set parameters and goals for the type of charter schools that it wants to see in its community.

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