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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 15-May 8   (253) 588-0042

Lakewood Playhouse "Noises Off!"

5729 Lakewood Towne Center Blvd SW, Lakewood

Called the funniest farce ever written, Noises Off presents a manic menagerie as a cast of itinerant actors rehearsing a flop called Nothing's On. Doors slamming, on and offstage intrigue, and an errant herring all figure in the plot of this hilarious and classically comic play.  Non Musicals - $24 general, $21 senior/military, $18 under 25 years.  Musicals - $29 general, $26 senior/military, $23 under 25 years.

 

Apr 29-May 1   (800) 726-4784

Fairy House Friends at Lakewold Gardens

12317 Gravelly Lake Dr SW, Lakewood

10am-4pm.  Folklore says that fairies return to their favorite gardens on MayDay! Visitors strolling in Lakewold Gardens for Fairyfest will find evidence of their return. Sharp eyes will spot fairy houses along the walkways. Under trees and shrubs and even hanging from branches, magical creations of nature's wonders found by fairies to make their homes will delight children and adults alike.  Dedicated to lightening hearts and spirits by bringing fairy magic into the world, The Fairy Store will join us with an array of fairy products whichinspire, entertain, enlighten and bring fun and beauty to wherever you are.

 

Apr 29-May 8   (253) 584-4106

MayFest at Lakewold Gardens

12317 Gravelly Lake Dr SW, Lakewood

10am-4pm. A great time to enjoy the beauty of the gardens in bloom while enjoying displays, exhibits and activities in the Wagner House.  $7-$9.

 

Apr 30-May 1   (425) 277-8132

Puyallup RV Show

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

Thurs-Fri 11am-8pm, Sat 10am-8pm, Sun 10am-5pm.  Rving is all about the adventure! This year's show offers you many options to get you started on your journey.  $10 adults, $9 seniors (62 and older), 17 and under free.

 

May 1   (253) 301-1321

Tacoma City Marathon/ Half-Marathon / Marathon Relay/5K/Kids Marathon

Tacoma Narrows Airport, Gig Harbor & Tacoma Art Museum, Tacoma

7am Marathon/Marathon Relay.  8am Half-Marathon.  8am 5K.  11:30am Kids Marathon.

 

May 1   (253) 840-4194

Daffodil Princess Tea

Laurel Creek Manor, 7611 166th Ave E, Sumner

11am & 2pm.  The Princess Tea is an annual event where the 23 Daffodil Princesses welcome all of their little Princesses-in-Training to Pierce County’s beautiful Laurel Creek Manor. While the event was made with primarily little Princesses in mind, Moms and Grandmas are invited, as well, to meet and mingle with the Royal Court. Enjoy a tea party with food and favors, including a real tiara, posters, and fun for each child attending. An afternoon to remember, complete with fun, gifts, and, of course, plenty of dancing, bring your camera and have a great time with your Princess-in-Training!

 

May 2-5    (253) 752-7707

Tacoma Rainiers vs Salt Lake Bees

Cheney Stadium, 2502 S Tyler St, Tacoma

Additional Home games: May 14-17 vs Omaha Storm Chasers, May 19-22 vs Iowa Cubs, May 31-June 3 vs Salt Lake Bees, June 9-12 vs Reno Aces, June 17-20 vs Fresno Grizzlies, June 30-July3 vs Las Vegas 51s, July 14-17 vs Colorado Springs Sky Sox, July 18-21 vs Oklahoma City Dodgers, July 26-29 vs El Paso Chihuahuas, July 30-Aug 2 vs Albuquerque Isotopes, Aug 7-10 vs Sacramento River Cats, Aug 20-23 vs Las Vegas 51s, Aug 29-Sept 1 vs Fresno Grizzlies, Sept 2-5 vs Reno Aces.  $7.50-$25.50.

 

May 3   (253) 582-9400

Lakewood Chamber Government Relations Committee

Great American Casino, 10117 South Tacoma Way, Lakewood

7:30-9am.  Join us to meet with elected officials who are invited to attend this casual roundtable discussion ~ get up-to-date information about what is happening in our community and state so you can take away what impacts your bottom line.

 

May 3   (253) 565-1603

Tacoma Audubon Society Fort Steilacoom Park Bird Walk

Fort Steilacoom Park, 8714 87th Ave SW, Lakewood

8am.  A monthly guided walk.  Bring binoculars and a field guide (if you have one).  Birders of all ages and skill levels are welcome at this rain or shine activity!  Free admission. 

 

May 4  (877) 24-BLOOD

Lakewood Community Blood Drive at Big Lots

5401 100th St SW, Lakewood

1:30-5pm.   Support your community by donating blood!  CRBS has proudly provided blood to MultiCare Health System and Franciscan Health System, including St. Clare Hospital, since 1946.  Give Blood Save Lives.

 

May 5   (253) 582-9400

Lakewood Chamber of Commerce General Membership Luncheon

Great American Casino, 10117 South Tacoma Way, Lakewood

111:30am. Learn about Chamber programs and marketing opportunities.  Enjoy educational and informative speakers.  Great networking opportunity.  Reservations required.  Members/$20, non-members/$30.

 

May 5    (757) 965-5765

Civilianjobs.com to Host Military Job Fair

American Lake Conference Center, 8085 NCO Beach Rd,  Joint Base Lewis-McChord

10am-2pm.  Civilianjobs.com, where America’s military connects with civilian careers, is holding a job fair in Joint Base Lewis-McChord. The event is open to transitioning military, Veterans, military family members, as well as civilians.   A mix of Fortune 500 and local military-friendly companies will be present. Job seekers may register at the door, although military and prior military are encouraged to take advantage of Civilianjobs.com unique BestFit™ Profile pre-matching process. This process ensures a company’s representatives will meet the attendees whose backgrounds offer the best fit for their positions. Attendees may pre-register at www.civilianjobs.com – this allows them to upload their resume and stay up-to-date with any job offers. 

 

May 6-8   (253) 584-4106

Lakewold Gardens Volunteer Jewelry Fundraiser Sale

12317 Gravelly Lake Dr SW, Lakewood

10am-4pm.  In its 3rd annual year, Lakewold’s Jewelry Fundraising Sale will be held during the last weekend of MayFest. It’s a true "don’t miss it!" event.

 

May 7   (253) 584-4336

#Dare2BExceptional Walk

Lakewood Towne Center, 731 Main St SW, Lakewood

10am-1pm.  Be a friend, not a bully, and support special needs kids! Wear silly and festive attire to celebrate  our differences. $10 walker registration, free/paid resource table opportunities, sponsorships start at $100.

 

May 7   www.wattsbasketball.com

Watts Basketball Skills Clinic Benefiting AUSA

1750 Bobs Hollow Ln, DuPont

1-3pm Grades 3-6.  5-8pm Grades 7-12.  Registration $55 before April 23.  $70 April 23.

 

May 7   (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.

 

May 7   (253) 305-1022

Cinco de Mayo 5k

Wright Park, 501 S I St, Tacoma

10am.  A great way to celebrate Cinco de Mayo! Come down to Wright Park and enjoy a fun and festive 5K or kids 1 mile run. The race will be a chip-timed, cross country style course with three loops.  $20/person.

 

May 7   (253) 591-5337

Half-Price Moms’ Day"at Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium

5400 N Pearl St, Tacoma

9:30am-5pm.  Bring your mom to the Zoo for a special day and make her smile! All moms get half-off general admission.

 

May 7-8   (253) 584-4106

Mother's Day Weekend at  Lakewold Gardens

12317 Gravelly Lake Dr SW, Lakewood

10am-4pm. With the lush blooming gardens, exhibits and displays in the historic Wagner House, it’s a wonderful time to share this very special weekend with loved ones and to celebrate mom.

 

May 12   (253) 779-8490

Cruise-Ins at  America's Car Museum

2702 E D St, Tacoma

5-8pm.  Bring your own vintage vehicle, mix and mingle with other car enthusiasts while listening to music, vote on the People’s Choice Award and enter to win the raffle drawing.  ACM is open until 8pm for Cruise-Ins, so be sure to explore the Museum and check out the new restored muscle cars on display in ACM’s newest exhibit - American Muscle - Modified Madness!

 

May 14-17    (253) 752-7707

Tacoma Rainiers vs Omaha Storm Chasers

Cheney Stadium, 2502 S Tyler St, Tacoma

Additional Home games: May 19-22 vs Iowa Cubs, May 31-June 3 vs Salt Lake Bees, June 9-12 vs Reno Aces, June 17-20 vs Fresno Grizzlies, June 30-July3 vs Las Vegas 51s, July 14-17 vs Colorado Springs Sky Sox, July 18-21 vs Oklahoma City Dodgers, July 26-29 vs El Paso Chihuahuas, July 30-Aug 2 vs Albuquerque Isotopes, Aug 7-10 vs Sacramento River Cats, Aug 20-23 vs Las Vegas 51s, Aug 29-Sept 1 vs Fresno Grizzlies, Sept 2-5 vs Reno Aces.  $7.50-$25.50.

 

May 14   (877) 24-BLOOD

University Place Safeway Blood Drive

3842 Bridgeport Way, University Place

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

 

May 14   (360) 866-0080

Print NW / Alaffia Bike Drive

Print NW, 9914  32nd Ave S, Lakewood

9am-3pm.  Call for additional information.

 

May 14   (253) 305-1022

Totally Kids Only Race

Wapato Park, 6500 S Sheridan Ave, Tacoma

9am 1-mile.  9:30 am 2-mile.  A new race to our lineup this year and it is just for kids ages 14 and younger! Kids will have the option to run either a 2-mile or 1-mile loop along the beautiful Wapato Park trail and get the chance to race their friends and compare times. For the parents, don't forget the camera.  $10/person.

 

May 14-15   (360) 832-6117

Bear Camp at Northwest Trek

11610 Trek Dr E, Eatonville

11am-4pm. Learn how to live in harmony with bears and see if “bear-proof” containers are a match for these powerful mammals.$8.95-$21.95; kids 2 and under free.

 

May 15   (253) 582-5838

Historic Fort Steilacoom "Casy's Sons"

9601 Steilacoom Blvd SW, Quarters 2, Lakewood

2pm.  Ken Morgan will discuss the careers of the three sons of Silas and Abby Casey. Donations accepted.

 

May 15-16   (206) 467-6531

Lucky Collector Car Auction - Spring Classic

Marymount Event Center, 325 152nd St E, Tacoma

Call for additional information.

 

May 18  (877) 24-BLOOD

Lakewood Community Blood Drive at Big Lots

5401 100th St SW, Lakewood

1:30-5pm.   Support your community by donating blood!  CRBS has proudly provided blood to MultiCare Health System and Franciscan Health System, including St. Clare Hospital, since 1946.  Give Blood Save Lives.

 

May 19-22    (253) 752-7707

Tacoma Rainiers vs Iowa Cubs

Cheney Stadium, 2502 S Tyler St, Tacoma

Additional Home games: May 31-June 3 vs Salt Lake Bees, June 9-12 vs Reno Aces, June 17-20 vs Fresno Grizzlies, June 30-July3 vs Las Vegas 51s, July 14-17 vs Colorado Springs Sky Sox, July 18-21 vs Oklahoma City Dodgers, July 26-29 vs El Paso Chihuahuas, July 30-Aug 2 vs Albuquerque Isotopes, Aug 7-10 vs Sacramento River Cats, Aug 20-23 vs Las Vegas 51s, Aug 29-Sept 1 vs Fresno Grizzlies, Sept 2-5 vs Reno Aces.  $7.50-$25.50.

 

May 19   (253) 584-4106

Improve Your Plant Dianosstic Skills at Lakewold Gardens

12317 Gravelly Lake Dr SW, Lakewood

Jenny Glass, Diagnostic Plant Pathologist at WSU, will discuss strategies and tips used to determine the cause of plant problems. She will discuss creating a diagnostic plan, working with the information provided, and the strategic use of resources. Several common problems, including insect and mite pests as well as fungal and bacterial diseases, will be presented with an emphasis of the ‘eyeball characteristics’ that you check for when trying to identify if an unknown is associated with a particular problem type. Come bring your curiosity and questions to join her for this workshop. Field Experience: Opportunity to work on diagnosis of samples of common landscape problems

 

May 20-21   (253) 207-5142

Relay For Life of Pioneer Middle School

Pioneer Middle School, 1750 Bob's Hollow Lane, DuPont

6pm-2pm.  Relay For Life is a celebration of survivorship - an occasion to express hope and our shared goal to end a disease that threatens the lives of so many people we love. There are many ways you can get involved  with your local Relay For Life event.

 

May 21   (253) 582-9400

Lakewood Chamber Bowling Night at Narrows Plaza Bowl

2200 Mildred St W, University Place

5:30pm - Check-In.  6pm - Bowling Begins.  8pm - Awards, Trophies, Recognition  Cool raffle prizes and camaraderie!  Goofy awards & trophies!  This event is limited to 48 people.  $120 - For your 4-some, $35 - Individuals.  Fee includes shoe rental, 2 games, amazing food, networking & a great time!  Adults 21 & over. 

 

May 21   (253) 591-5339

Queen Victoria's Birthday at Fort Nisqually

Point Defiance Park, 5400 N Pearl St, Tacoma

11am-5pm. A merry mood envelopes the Fort on this occasion. Both children and adults play games, and many of the Fort’s ladies and gentlemen will be dressed in their finest, 1850s style, at Queen Victoria's Birthday, $5-$8, children 4 and younger admitted free.

 

May 21   (253) 983-7835

Ray Evans Memorial Fishing Event

American Lake Park, 9222 Veterans Dr SW, Lakewood

9am-2pm.  Session times  9am, 10am, 11am, 12pm, 1pm.  Inclues rod &, reel and up to 2 fish.  Children will enjoy a day on the lake in this annual event that honors former resident and WWII hero Ray Evans. $10/person.  Space is limited,  Pre-registration is required. Ages 5-14.

 

May 21-22  (253) 591-5337

Endangered Species Spotlight at Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium

5400 N Pearl St, Tacoma

9:30 am-5 pm.  Learn about endangered species represented at the Zoo and what you can do to protect their wild counterparts.  $7.95-17.95; kids 2 and under  free.

 

May 24   (253) 383-9463

SOLD OUT:  Port of Tacoma’s Free Bus Tour

3600 Port of Tacoma Rd, Tacoma

10am.  75 minute tour. Join us for free, guided bus tours 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.

 

May 26-28   (425) 687-8585

WIAA 2A, 3A, 4A Track & Field

Mount Tahoma High School, 4634 S 74th St, Tacoma

Call for additional information.

 

May 27-28   (425) 687-8585

WIAA 1A / 2A Boys Soccer

Sunset Chev Stadium, 1707 W Main, Sumner

Call for additional information.

 

May 27-28   (425) 687-8585

WIAA 3A / 4A Boys Soccer

Sparks Stadium, 601 Seventh Ave SW, Puyallup

Call for additional information.

 

May 29   (253) 272-2336

LeMay Valve Cover Races

Marymount Event Center, 325 152nd St E, Tacoma

1pm.  Join us for our annual LeMay Valve Cover Races at Marymount on Memorial Day weekend! This "just-for-fun" free event is open to all ages.

 

May 31-June 3    (253) 752-7707

Tacoma Rainiers vs Salt Lake Bees

Cheney Stadium, 2502 S Tyler St, Tacoma

Additional Home games: June 9-12 vs Reno Aces, June 17-20 vs Fresno Grizzlies, June 30-July3 vs Las Vegas 51s, July 14-17 vs Colorado Springs Sky Sox, July 18-21 vs Oklahoma City Dodgers, July 26-29 vs El Paso Chihuahuas, July 30-Aug 2 vs Albuquerque Isotopes, Aug 7-10 vs Sacramento River Cats, Aug 20-23 vs Las Vegas 51s, Aug 29-Sept 1 vs Fresno Grizzlies, Sept 2-5 vs Reno Aces.  $7.50-$25.50.