Community Events

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However, the Lakewood Chamber of Commerce assumes no responsibility for omissions, errors or changes  in  the material. 
We encourage you to confirm any item of interest with the event promoter.

 

 

Apr 2, 9, 16, 23, 30   (877) 24-BLOOD

Bridgeport Center at St Clare Hospital Blood Drive

St Clare Hospital Parking Lot, 11315 Bridgeport Way SW, Lakewood

1:30-6pm. Support your community by donating blood!

 

Apr 3   (253) 274-0443

Jonz Catering Open House & Tasting at Lakewold Gardens

12317 Gravelly Lake Dr SW, Lakewood

5-7pm.  Taste selected menu items and collect information for a planned event!  Please call for reservations.

 

Apr 3   (253) 582-9400

Lakewood Chamber of Commerce General Membership Luncheon

Great American Casino, 10117 South Tacoma Way, Lakewood

11:30am. Learn about Chamber programs and marketing opportunities.  Enjoy educational and informative speakers.  Great networking opportunity. Reservations required.  $20 members pre-paid, $30 at door.  $35 non-members.

 

Apr 3-6    (253) 752-7707

Tacoma Rainiers vs Albuquerque Isotopes

Cheney Stadium, Tacoma

Addition home games: Apr 7-10 vs El Paso Chihuahuas, Apr 15-18 vs Salt Lake Bees, Apr 19-22 vs Sacramento River Cats, May 2-5 vs Las Vegas 51s, May 19-22 vs Reno Aces, May 23-26 vs El Paso Chihuahuas, May 27-30 vs Salt Lake Bees, June 5-8 vs Albuquerque Isotopes, June 17-20 vs Colorado Springs Sky Sox, June 21-24 vs Oklahoma City RedHawks, June 30-July 3 vs Reno Aces, July 11-13 vs Fresno Grizzlies, July 21-24 vs Las Vegas 51s, July 25-28 vs Sacramento River Cats, Aug 7-11 vs Fresno Grizzlies, Aug 20-23 vs Omaha Storm Chasers, Aug 24-27 vs Iowa Cubs.

 

Apr 4   (253) 383-3951

Tacoma Community House Annual Luncheon

Greater Tacoma Convention & Trade Center, 1500 Broadway, Tacoma

The Tacoma Community House is a non-profit organization with the mission to serve refugees, immigrants, and English speaking adults and youth.  Registration required.

 

Apr 4-6   (503) 252-8300

Gem Faire

Tacoma Dome, 2727 E "D" St, Tacoma

Fri 12-6pm, Sat 10am-6pm, Sun 10am-5pm. Gems, jewelry, crystals, beads, fossils, & minerals.  $7/person.  Children under 12 free.

 

Apr 5   (253) 840-4194

81st Annual Daffodil Festival Grand Floral Street Parade

Tacoma, Puyallup, Sumner, Orting

Tacoma 10:15 am; Puyallup 12:45pm; Sumner 2:30pm, Orting 5pm. The Daffodil Festival will be celebrating it’s 81st year during the 2014 festival season with the Daffodil Parade being the highlight of Festival Week. The parade travels through the four cities of Tacoma, Puyallup, Sumner and Orting and consists of over 150 entries, including floats, bands, marching, and mounted units.  Floats are decorated with thousands of fresh-cut daffodils and the parade is a bridge that links one generation to another.  Free admission.

 

Apr 5   (253) 383-3900

Asia Pacific Cultural Center Monthly Tea Experience

4851 South Tacoma Way, Tacoma

10am.  Come and learn about different teas and customs of the vibrant cultures of Asia and the Pacific Islands.

 

Apr 5   (253) 582-2878

Free VA Home Loan Benefit Workshop

Kitsap County location TBD

10-11am.  Veterans are invited to learn how to use their VA benefit to buy a home.

 

Apr 5-6   gigharborpaddlerscup@gmail.com  

Gig Harbor Paddlers Cup and Expo  

Downtown Gig Harbor,  3207 Harborview Dr,  Gig Harbor

The Gig Harbor Paddlers Cup and Expo will feature competitive paddle racing for kayaks, canoes, outriggers, and SUP (stand up paddle boards) and will benefit the Gig Harbor Kayak Club and Surfrider Foundation. The event will take place at Skansie Brothers Park in downtown Gig Harbor.

 

Apr 5-6   (250) 729-2677

International Indoor Gardening Expo

Greater Tacoma Convention & Trade Center, 1500 Broadway, Tacoma

12-5pm.  Gardening enthusiasts and exhibitors from around the world gather to showcase the latest products and technologies in the gardening scene.

 

Apr 6   (253) 582-5838

Historic Fort Steilacoom "The Flett Family in the Pacific Northwest"

9601 Steilacoom Blvd SW, Quarters 2, Lakewood

2pm.  Beth Julian will share the story of her great grandfather, John Flett, who arrived at Fort Vancouver in 1841 and eventually settled in Pierce County.  Donations accepted.

 

Apr 7-10    (253) 752-7707

Tacoma Rainiers vs El Paso Chihuahuas

Cheney Stadium, Tacoma

Addition home games: Apr 15-18 vs Salt Lake Bees, Apr 19-22 vs Sacramento River Cats, May 2-5 vs Las Vegas 51s, May 19-22 vs Reno Aces, May 23-26 vs El Paso Chihuahuas, May 27-30 vs Salt Lake Bees, June 5-8 vs Albuquerque Isotopes, June 17-20 vs Colorado Springs Sky Sox, June 21-24 vs Oklahoma City RedHawks, June 30-July 3 vs Reno Aces, July 11-13 vs Fresno Grizzlies, July 21-24 vs Las Vegas 51s, July 25-28 vs Sacramento River Cats, Aug 7-11 vs Fresno Grizzlies, Aug 20-23 vs Omaha Storm Chasers, Aug 24-27 vs Iowa Cubs.

 

Apr 10   (877) 24-BLOOD

Western State Hospital Blood Drive

9601 Steilacoom Blvd SW, Lakewood

Bldg 16 - 8am-11am.  Bldg 29 - 12-3pm.  Support your community by donating blood!

 

Apr 10-13   (253) 841-5045

Puyallup Spring Fair

Washington State Fair Events Center, 110 9th Ave SW, Puyallup

Thurs 2-10pm, Fri-Sat 10am-10pm, Sun 10am-8pm.  Welcome in the spring with baby animal exhibits, delicious fair treats like scones and elephant ears, tons of free entertainment including racing pigs, leaping DockDogs and dancing horses, and learn new gardening tips and tricks at the Garden Show. Plus, see cars smashing at the Slamfest Demolition Derby and Monster Truck shows, and whirl and twirl on some of your favorite rides!  $10 adults, $8 students.

 

Apr 12   (253) 759-0725

53rd Annual Junior Daffodil Parade

Proctor District, N 30 & Proctor, Tacoma

10am.  The 53rd Annual Junior Parade is hosted by the Proctor District of Tacoma and is geared to children. It encourages fun  and creativity for the young people of the area.  Costumes, pets, music and non-motorized floats make this parade a special event!  The Daffodil Princesses play a big role in the parade leading things off in the parade and the seated to watch all of the other entries perform.  Free admission.

 

Apr 12   (253) 983-7887

Fairy Garden Tea Party

Lakewood Activity Center, 9112Lakewood Dr SW, Lakewood

Session A: 10am-12pm.  Session B: 1-3pm.  All ages welcome with parent supervision.  Fairy transformation, refreshments and craft.  $10 per child.

 

Apr 12   (253) 683-2992

NW Family Expo

Pacific Sports and Events Center, 2645 S 80th St, Tacoma

9am-5pm.   You can experience live family fun entertainment and hear tips from the experts on raising your family in the northwest!  Plus, check out the many booths offering great deals for your entire family!  $5 adults, $4 seniors, 12 & under free.

 

Apr 12   (253) 582-4600

West Pierce Fire & Rescue First Aid & CPR Class

Station 32,  7909 40th S W, University Place

9am-5pm.  One person, adult, child and infant CPR with airway management, first aid for choking, control of bleeding, splinting, bandaging, first aid for burns, sprains, strains, poison control, and other first aid procedures are covered. This course meets Labor & Industries and Department of Social & Health Services Standard.  $40/person.  Pre-registration and pre-payment are required.

 

Apr 12, 26   (877) 24-BLOOD

University Place Safeway Blood Drive

3842 Bridgeport Way, University Place

9am-1pm.  Support your community by donating blood!

 

Apr 13   (253) 840-4194

Daffodil Marine Parade

Tacoma Yacht Club, 5401 N Waterfront Dr, Tacoma

To wrap up the Daffodil Festival we celebrate on water. The Tacoma Yacht Club hosts the Daffodil Royalty and dozens of other yachts and marine vessels in the Daffodil Marine Festival and Parade.  The events begin at the Tacoma Yacht Club near Point Defiance ferry terminal and continue along the waterfront to the Foss Thea Waterway in downtown Tacoma.  There are many places to watch the parade and enjoy our beautiful day on the water.

 

Apr 15   (253) 582-2878

Free VA Home Loan Benefit Workshop

Cabela’s 1600 Gateway Blvd NE, Lacey

Veterans are invited to learn how to use their VA benefit to buy a home.

 

Apr 15   (253) 582-8682

Lakewood Historical Society Program “The Lakewood Water District”

St Mary’s Episcopal Church, 10630 Gravelly Lake Dr SW, Lakewood

7-9pm.  General Manager, Randy Black, will present the history of this vital local utilities as well as share the future plans for upgrading the infrastructure.  Free admission.

 

Apr 15   (877) 24-BLOOD

Harborstone Credit Union Blood Drive

6019 Lake Grove SW, Lakewood

10am-1:30pm.  Support your community by donating blood!

 

Apr 15-18   (253) 752-7707

Tacoma Rainiers vs Salt Lake Bees

Cheney Stadium, Tacoma

Addition home games: Apr 19-22 vs Sacramento River Cats, May 2-5 vs Las Vegas 51s, May 19-22 vs Reno Aces, May 23-26 vs El Paso Chihuahuas, May 27-30 vs Salt Lake Bees, June 5-8 vs Albuquerque Isotopes, June 17-20 vs Colorado Springs Sky Sox, June 21-24 vs Oklahoma City RedHawks, June 30-July 3 vs Reno Aces, July 11-13 vs Fresno Grizzlies, July 21-24 vs Las Vegas 51s, July 25-28 vs Sacramento River Cats, Aug 7-11 vs Fresno Grizzlies, Aug 20-23 vs Omaha Storm Chasers, Aug 24-27 vs Iowa Cubs.

 

Apr 16   (253) 582-9400

Lakewood Chamber of Commerce Showcase Lakewood Tradeshow

Great American Casino, 10117 South Tacoma Way, Lakewood

4:30-6:30pm. This bi-annual table-top trade showcasing area products and services in a casual and relaxed atmosphere.  Free admission.

 

Apr 18-May 11   (253) 588-0042

Lakewood Playhouse "The Odd Couple"

5729 Lakewood Towne Center Blvd SW, Lakewood

"With Friends Like Felix . . . Who Needs Enemies?  Felix and Oscar are an extremely odd couple: Felix is anal-retentive, neurotic, precise, and fastidiously clean. Oscar, on the other hand, is the exact opposite: sloppy and casual. Can they share an apartment together? Could you? $24 general, $21 senior/military, $18 under 25 years. 

 

Apr 19   (253) 912-5245

DuPont's Annual Egg Hunt & Bunny Breakfast

City of DuPont

Call for additional information.

 

Apr 19   (253) 830-6601

Skills USA

Greater Tacoma Convention & Trade Center, 1500 Broadway, Tacoma

Skills USA is a coalition of students and teachers who work together to empower a skilled workforce in America.

 

Apr 19   (253) 502-8900

The Click! Family Flick "Fantastic Mr. Fox"

The Grand Cinema, 606 S Fawcett Ave, Tacoma

10am, doors open at 9:30am.  Click! Cable TV presents The Click! Family Flick, free family movies the 3rd Saturday of every month.  Free admission.

 

Apr 19-22 (253) 752-7707

Tacoma Rainiers vs Sacramento River Cats

Cheney Stadium, Tacoma

Addition home games: May 2-5 vs Las Vegas 51s, May 19-22 vs Reno Aces, May 23-26 vs El Paso Chihuahuas, May 27-30 vs Salt Lake Bees, June 5-8 vs Albuquerque Isotopes, June 17-20 vs Colorado Springs Sky Sox, June 21-24 vs Oklahoma City RedHawks, June 30-July 3 vs Reno Aces, July 11-13 vs Fresno Grizzlies, July 21-24 vs Las Vegas 51s, July 25-28 vs Sacramento River Cats, Aug 7-11 vs Fresno Grizzlies, Aug 20-23 vs Omaha Storm Chasers, Aug 24-27 vs Iowa Cubs.

 

Apr 22   (253) 383-9463

Port of Tacoma’s Free Bus Tour

3600 Port of Tacoma Rd, Tacoma

10am.   75 minute tour.  Join us for free, guided bus tour of the Port and learn how our operations are connected to more than 113,000 jobs across Washington state.  Space is limited and reservations are required. Children age 6 and over are welcome. Photo identification is required for passengers over 17 years of age.

 

Apr 25-27   (253) 444-8766

Lakewood Sister Cities Festival & ArtsFest Celebration

Pierce College Fort Steilacoom, 9401 Farwest Dr SW, Lakewood

Fri 5-9pm, Sat 11am-5:30pm, Sun 11am-5pm.  Lakewood Sister Cities Festival/ArtsFest Celebration.  Three days of Art, Entertainment, Food, Shopping, Kid's Corner, etc.  Group from Okinawa City, Japan, will perform on April 26th.

 

Apr 26   Lucilesummerlin@comcast.net

Ladies of Elks Spring Luncheon "Celebrating a Decade of Dedication"

Tacoma Elks Lodge 174, 2013 S Cedar St, Tacoma

11am-2pm.  Our guest speaker will be northwest author, Sheila Roberts.  This is our yearly fundraiser and the  proceeds benefit the community.  The past few years we have supported Tacoma Alliance and the aged-out foster kids program.  We purchase Christmas presents for selected young citizens, filling their "Santa’s Wish List".   $20.00 per person.  Reservations and pre-pay only required.  The LOE members decorate theme-tables using their own table settings.

 

Apr 26   (253) 983-7758

Lakewood's 13th Annual Parks Appreciation Day

Various parks throughout Pierce County

9am-12pm  Volunteer to help out with park projects in Lakewood.  FREE - community service hours available for students.

 

Apr 26   (253) 591-5339

Sewing to Sowing at Fort Nisqually

Point Defiance Park, 5400 N Pearl St, Tacoma

11am-4pm.Experience springtime in the 1850s at Fort Nisqually Living History Museum. Visit with the Fort’s gardeners and help sow seeds. Learn about hand sewing from the Fort’s seamstresses and see demonstrations of one of the world’s earliest sewing machines, the Wheeler and Wilson. $7 adults, children 3 and under free.

 

Apr 29   (253) 381-3835

GIG Gluten Free Support Group

Forza @ Cirque, 4828 Bridgeport Way Ste D, University Place

6:45pm.  Join us for information on Gluten allergies and intolerances as well as other allergies, recipe sharing, guest speakers, product samples and general support as you learn to live with food allergies.