Community Events



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Oct 1-Nov 10   (253) 983-7758

City of Lakewood’s Inspiring Young Creators Lego® Building Competition

Lakewood City Hall, 6000 Main Street SW, Lakewood

Join the City of Lakewood’s Inspiring Young Creators Lego® Building Competition. The contest is free and the purpose is to highlight the talents of our youth and showcase their creativity! Register today at Children can build the creations in their own home and bring them to Lakewood City Hall any time before November 30th.  Join as an individual or as a group and build with friends or classmates! Winners will be announced on December 4th  6-8pm during the TreeLighting Ceremony at Lakewood City Hall. Fabulous Prizes for 1st and 2nd place winners in each category: boy/girl ages 6-9/10-14 and group categories. Winning displays featured at the Tacoma Children’s Museum.


Nov 4, 18, 25   (877) 24-BLOOD

Bridgeport Center at St Clare Hospital Community Blood Drive

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

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


Nov 5   (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.


Nov 5  (253) 318-2589

Let hibu Show You How To Grow Your Business Online

LeMay – America’s Car Museum, 2702 E D St, Tacoma

11:30am-1:30pm.  Reserve your spot now for an exclusive internet marketing seminar with hibu’s Mike Shaw and Goole’s Ben Tyson. RSVP.


Nov 6   (253) 912-3214

15th Annual Turkey Shoot Golf Tournament

Eagles Pride Golf Course, Mounts Rd SW, DuPont (exit #116)

10am shotgun.   It's Turkey Time!  All proceeds to benefit Santa's Castle, the Food Basket Program, and the Madigan Foundation of JBLM.


Nov 6-29   (253) 588-0042

Lakewood Playhouse "The Comedy of Errors"

5729 Lakewood Towne Center Blvd SW, Lakewood

A good natured lampoon of techie hipster culture versus wheat-germy, bicycle riding, hippieish environs. Mix in lost twins, ID theft, feminist activists, eccentric new age spirit cleansers and a clueless politician and what do you get? An episode of Portlandia? No! It's William Shakespeare's Comedy of Errors.


Nov 7   (253) 279-9777

Stuff the Bus for Kids!

Clover Park High School, 11023 Gravelly Lake Dr SW, Lakewood

9am-3pm.   We will be collecting new toys and cash donations for the Caring for Kids Holiday Fair in December. Rain or shine we will be out with volunteers from all the middle schools and high schools. Caring for Kids helps over 2,000 kids in need in our community with clothing, gifts and food at the Fair. Even though the Holiday Fair is the focus, you can also drop off color books and crayons for the food bank distribution in December. Our goal is to collect 3,000 color books to be distributed at our local food bank, so all of our kids in need receive something for the holidaysCaring for Kids is an all-volunteer organization, so please help us help kids!


Nov 7   (253) 272-2336

LeMay Family Collection Foundation’s Annual Sock Hop

Marymount Event Center, 325 152nd St E, Tacoma

6-11pm.  Flashback to the 50’s and enjoy dinner, dancing, entertainment, auctions and more!  Don’t forget your poodle skirt and dancing shoes!  $35/person.


Nov 7   (253) 582-7447

 The Power of 3”Health, Wealth and Freedom Expo

Red Lion Hotel, 8402 S Hosmer St, Tacoma

10am-4pm.  Learn how to improve your health and quality of life using “nature” for your wellness solutions Free admission.


Nov 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.  $10/person.


Nov 7   (253) 591-5339

Fort Nisqually "Arts of the Fur Trade"

Point Defiance Park, 5400 N Pearl St, Tacoma

11am-4pm. Experience the arts as an important part of daily life in the mid-1800s at Fort Nisqually Living History Museum. Interact with the dozens of re-enactors and the Fort’s artisans as they showcase 19th century skills such as spinning, weaving, beading, blacksmithing, woodworking, open-fire cooking, and musical entertainment.


Nov 7-8  (503) 282-0877

Puyallup Antique & Collectible Show

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

Over 400 vendor booths featuring traditional vintage items such as sterling flatware, smalls, rare books, advertising and much more.  $6 general admission.


Nov 8   (516) 208-7030

World Run Day 2015

Tacoma and Vicinity

Join runners worldwide as they share their passion for running. Share your route with us, provide a dedication or quote, and celebrate the day! You'll be mailed an official event t-shirt shortly after registration, and be provided a custom-made numbered bib with your name, city and country imprinted (for pick-up/download at


Nov 11-12   (253) 591-5337

Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium "Veterans Appreciation Days"

5400 N Pearl, Tacoma

10am-4pm.  Free admission for all individuals who are currently serving or have honorably served in the U.S. military.


Nov 11-12   (360) 832-6117

Veterans Appreciation Days at Northwest Trek

11610 Trek Dr E, Eatonville

9:30am-3pm. FREE admission for all individuals who are currently serving or have honorably served in the U.S. military.


Nov 12   (253) 589-5762

Clover Park Technical College Veterans Day Ceremony

4500 Steilacoom Blvd SW, Bldg 23, Lakewood

11am-12pm.  Please join us for a ceremony to recognize veterans from our campus community.  Free admission.


Nov 13   (253) 383-9463

Port of Tacoma’s Free Bus Tour

3600 Port of Tacoma Rd, Tacoma

10am. 75 minute tour.  Join us for free, 75-minute 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.


Nov 13-14   (425) 687-8585

WIAA 2A Girls'  Volleyball

Pierce College & Lakes High School, 9401 Farwest Dr SW, Lakewood

Call for additional information.


Nov 13-15   (503) 252-8300

Gem Faire

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

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


Nov 14   (253) 226-9138

Steilacoom Co-op Preschool "Fall Bazaar"

8601 104th St SW, Lakewood

10am-4pm.  Shop with Scentsy, Nerium, Javita and more!  Proceeds help fund the Steilacoom Co-op Preschool.   Free admission.


Nov 14   (253) 964-4944

City of DuPont "Winter Wonderland Holiday Bazaar"

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

9am-4pm.  Call for additional information.


Nov 14   (253) 591-6439

Pier Peer In Tacoma

Pt Defiance Marina, 5400 N Pearl St, Tacoma

7:30-9pm.  Bring your family and join us for an aquatic night-time adventure as you explore hundreds of mysterious life forms below the docks with experienced naturalists!  Ages 8 and up only.  $8/person.  Reservations required.


Nov 14   (253) 591-5337

Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium "Career Day"

5400 N Pearl, Tacoma

9:30am-3pm.  Learn what it’s like to be a zookeeper, marine biologist, or veterinarian. Free for students (6th grade through college).


Nov 14   (206) 947-6996

The Revolution Brazilian Jiujitsu Tournament

Pacific Lutheran University Olson Auditorium 905 124th St. S. Tacoma

Call for additional information.


Nov 14   (253) 564-1623

West Pierce Fire & Rescue CPR & First Aid Course

Station 20, 10928 Pacific Hwy SW, Lakewood

9am-5pm.  Lessons include CPR and airway management for one person, how to control bleeding, splinting, bandaging, first aid for burns, sprains, strains, poison control and more. $40/person.  Pre-registration and pre-payment are required.


Nov 14-15

Subaru Cyclo Cup

Ft. Steilacoom Park

8714 87th Ave SW, Lakewood

This two-day event offers cyclocross fans and racers the experience of professional racing whether inside the course tape on professional level course or leaning over the tape cheering on their favorite racers.


Nov 15   (253) 582-5838

Historic Fort Steilacoom "Military Uniforms at Fort Steilacoom"

Quarters 2, 9601 Steilacoom Blvd SW, Lakewood

2pm.  Artist-Historian Alan Archambault will present an illustrated talk on uniforms worn by soldiers at the fort.  Donations accepted.


Nov 17   (253) 589-6089

Clover Park Technical College Annual Diversity & International Education Fair

4500 Steilacoom Blvd SW, Bldg 23, Lakewood

11am-2pm.  Please join us for information booths, food, vendors, prizes, and special presentations. Free admission.


Nov 17   253) 582-8682

Lakewood Historical Society Annual Meeting

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

7-9pm. Annual meeting with year-end reports, election of board members and recognition awards.  Free admission.


Nov 18   (253) 589-5545

Clover Park Technical College Program Information Session

4500 Steilacoom Blvd SW, Bldg 23, Lakewood

3-4pm.  Come meet instructors, view training areas and ask questions. Walk-ins are welcome. Free admission.


Nov 18-22   (360) 992-2833

NWAC Women’s Volleyball Championship Tournament

Pierce College, 9401 Farwest Dr SW, Lakewood

Call for additional information.


Nov 20   (253) 566-5656

University Place Fall Art & Concert Series

Civic Building, 3609 Market Place W, University Place

7-8:30pm. rin Guinup is an acclaimed vocalist who has performed with groups including the Northwest Sinfonietta, Tacoma Opera, Northwest Repertory Singers and the Tacoma Concert Band.  She will perform “Ancestral Roots: Songs of Family, Nature and Faith from My Heritage” featuring songs by Samuel Barber, Ralph Vaughn Williams, Robert Cundick, Emily Dickinson and a world premiere of a song featuring texts by Hendry David Thoreau…all accompanied by Pianist Margie Skreen Dickerson.  Featured Artists Karen Benveniste and Chris Parent will also exhibit their work. A member of the Pacific Gallery Artists, Karen has studied art, photography and design at Tacoma Community College and will exhibit   her latest collages. Chris Parent “rescues” metal pieces and transforms them into  dazzling art with interesting colors and patterns. $15/person.


Nov 20-21   (425) 687-8585

WIAA Girls Soccer

Sparks Stadium, 601 Seventh Ave SW, Puyallup

Call for additional information.


Nov 21   (253) 584-1040

Emergency Food Network "Empty Bowls"

Charles Wright Academy, 7723 Chambers Creek Rd W, University Place

1-3:30pm.   Choose bowls handcrafted by local artists. Enjoy a bowl of soup donated by local chefs. Bowl prices start at $10. Proceeds benefit Emergency Food Network.


Nov 21   (253) 502-8900

The Click! Family Flick "The Princess Bride"

The Grand Cinema, 606 S Fawcett Ave, Tacoma

10am.  Free family movies every 3rd Saturday at the Grand Cinema. Seating is limited so come early. Hosted by Click! Cable TV, your local choice for cable, Internet and broadband services.  Free admission.


Nov 22   (253) 798-4177

Fantasy Lights Walk

Sprinker's parking lot, 14824 S C St, Spanaway

5-7pm.  Kick off your holiday season with the Fantasy Lights Walk sneak preview. 

Fantasy Lights Walk takes you through 2.5 miles of animated displays at Spanaway Park in Spanaway, Washington. Walkers of all ages and abilities, including wheelchairs and strollers, are invited to take a sneak preview walk through Fantasy Lights on one night only. Remember Sunday, November 23, 2014, is your only chance to walk through Fantasy Lights.  $4/person, $12/family.  Children ages 3 and under are free.


Nov 22 

Fort Steilacoom Running Club 2015 Turkey Trot 5K

Fort Steilacoom Park, Lakewood

2pm. Email for additional information.


Nov 26   (360) 412-5000

Nisqually Red Wind Casino "Thanksgiving Buffet in the Blue Camas Buffet"

12819 Yelm Highway SE, Olympia

10am-10pm.  Let us spend the day in the kitchen while you enjoy a traditional Thanksgiving meal with friends and family.


Nov 26   (360) 412-5000

Nisqually Red Wind Casino "Thanksgiving Dinner in the Seafood Restaurant"

12819 Yelm Highway SE, Olympia

2-10pm.  Enjoy a seafood twist on your holiday favorites while you give thanks in our all new Seafood Restaurant.


Nov 26   (360) 412-5000

Nisqually Red Wind Casino "Thanksgiving Dinner in the Squalli-Absch Grillet"

12819 Yelm Highway SE, Olympia

2-10pm.  Give thanks with friends and family in the Squalli-Absch Grille while you enjoy an elegant traditional Thanksgiving dinner.


Nov 26   (253) 404-3900

Norpoint Turkey Trot 5k, 2-Mile & Kid Dash

Center at Norpoint, 4818 Nassau Ave NE, Tacoma

9am.  The Norpoint Turkey Trot is stuffed with holiday activities and features a 5k run, 2-mile run/walk and a kids dash. The race has been bringing families together on Thanksgiving morning since 1995. For many people it has become as much a part of the holiday as pumpkin pie and football.  $30 5k/2-mile, $20 Kids Dash.


Nov 26-Jan 1   (253) 798-4177

21st Annual Fantasy Lights at Spanaway Park

Spanaway Park, 14905 Gus G. Bresemann Rd. South, Spanaway

5:30pm-9pm.  The largest holiday drive-through display in the Northwest, featuring nearly 300 elaborate displays and thousands of sparkling lights. The beautiful two-mile drive along Spanaway Lake has become a memorable lakeside tradition for the entire family.  $14/vehicle.  $45/bus with  25 or more passenger capacity.


Nov 27-Jan 3   (253) 591-5337

Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium "ZooLights"

Point Defiance Zoo, 5400 N Pearl, Tacoma

5-9pm. Closed December 24.   Feel the holiday spirit and be dazzled by a sea of shimmering lights, all-new animal light displays, tasty treats and more!


Nov 28   (253) 343-4868

Santa Supports our Troops "Pancake Breakfast"

McNamara's Pub & Eatery, 1595 Wilmington Dr, DuPont

8-11am.  Get your picture with Santa!  Enjoy a short stack for a tall cause.  All proceeds will go to support our troops.  Breakfast includes pancakes, bacon, eggs, coffee and juice.  $10/person.  Purchase tickets or make a donation at: