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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.

MAY 2018

 

Apr 30-May 3   (253) 752-7707

Tacoma Rainiers vs Albuquerque Isotopes

Cheney Stadium, 2502 S Tyler St, Tacoma

The boys are back in town for another season of great baseball & family fun! $13.50 adults, $12.50 children (14 & under) / seniors (60 & over) /military, $25.50 box set.  $15.50 R Yard, $7.50 Family Terrace Grass.  Additional home games:  May 17-20 vs Las Vegas 51s, May 21-24 vs El Paso Chihuahuas, May 30-June 3 vs Salt Lake Bees, June 13-15 vs Omaha Storm Chasers, June 16-19 vs Iowa Cubs, June 25-28 vs Las Vegas 51s, June 29-July 3 vs Reno Aces, July 12-15 vs Fresno Grizzlies, July 20-22 vs Salt Lake Bees, Aug 1-3 vs Oklahoma City Dodgers, Aug 4-7 vs Colorado Springs Sky Sox, Aug 16-19 vs Fresno Grizzlies, Aug 21-23 vs Reno Aces, Aug 24-27 vs El Paso Chihuahuas.

 

May 1   (253) 582-9400

Lakewood Chamber Government Relations

Carrs Restaurant & Catering, 11006 Bridgeport Way SW, 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 1   (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!

 

May 1-25  (253) 584-4106

MayFest at Lakewold Gardens

12317 Gravelly Lake Dr SW, Lakewood

10am-4pm. Wednesday-Sunday. Our annual celebration of spring includes a variety of exciting exhibits, displays and performances. Come walk the gardens and enjoy the majesty of the spring flowers in bloom. Gardens will be closed on Mondays.


May 2   (253) 320-4216

Understanding Dementia
Franke Tobey Jones, 5340 North Bristol St, Tacoma
2-3:30pm. 
Please join us for the first in a series of four presentations this year about Alzheimer’s disease and Dementia. Our guest speaker will be Jake Gamble who is the owner and administrator of Generations Home Care.   After the presentation, we will tour our refreshed/remodeled “Our Place” memory care as well as our assisted living area.   Enjoy beverages and a selection of yummy desserts too.  Please RSVP - Seats are limited. 

 

May 3   (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.  $22.50 members pre-paid, $30 at door.  $35 non-members.

 

May 3-6   (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.   Whether it's heading out for a few days of relaxation and socializing with friends and family, finding new hiking trails, attending weekend sporting events for the kids or traveling to new sites, RVs provide years of affordable travel fun, freedom and flexibility.  $10 adults, $9 seniors (62 and older), 17 and under free with an adult.

 

May 5   (253) 383-3900

Asia Pacific Cultural Center Taste of Asia with Tea

4851 South Tacoma Way, Tacoma

11am-12pm.  Featuring Korea.   Join us for a fun and tasty culinary journey of Asia and the Pacific Islands.  Learn to cook traditional foods from the many featured countries. Plus an addition of a Tea experience from that country.  $20/member.  $25/non-member.

 

May 5   (253) 305-1022

Cinco de Mayo 5K Run and Kids Dash

Wright Park, 501 S I St, Tacoma

10am. 5K and Kids Dash. 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 5   (253) 584-1040

Emergency Food Network "Pierce County Hunger Walk & 5K Run"

Fort Steilacoom Park, 8714 87th Ave SW, Lakewood

Participants in this 38th annual event will walk around Waughop Lake or run in a chip-timed 5K. Family-friendly activities and live music are also provided at the start/finish line. Call for additional information.

 

May 6   (253) 826-7765

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.

 

May 7-8   (360) 832-6117

Spring Fling at Northwest Trek

11610 Trek Dr E, Eatonville

9:30am-5pm. We're celebrating spring here in the Pacific Northwest! Watch our animals play with flowers, learn to forage wild foods, play games, make spring crafts and more.

 

May 10   (253) 426-1862

"Just Like You" Gala Dinner & Auction

Historic 1625 Tacoma Place, 1625 South Tacoma Way, Tacoma

5:30-9:30pm.   Centerforce celebrates our 50th anniversary 'Just Like You' Gala Dinner & Auction on Thursday, May 10, 2018 with the goal of raising $35,000 to help defray costs associated with serving our clients. These funds will help reduce the cost of the uncompensated services Centerforce provide for our clients. When the need arises, our clients receive help with securing housing, transportation, job supplies, financial and legal paperwork, identification and more — all services which are not reimbursed by government sources.   $50/person. $500/table of 10.

 

May 11   (253) 581-1010

Lakewood Hardware Customer Appreciation Breakfast

9020 Lakewood Dr SW, Lakewood

Come into the store anytime between 6:30am-10:30am, have some breakfast, drink a cup of coffee, and enjoy the morning with the staff at Lakewood Hardware.

 

May 12   (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 jam-packed with new experiences.

 

May 12   (253) 564-1623

West Pierce Fire & Rescue First Aid & CPR Class

Station 20, 10928 Pacific Hwy SW, Lakewood

9am-5pm.  This course covers 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 Standards.  $60/person.  Pre-registration and pre-payment are required.

 

May 12-13   (253) 272-2336

Lucky Vehicle Auction

Marymount Event Center, 325 152nd St E, Tacoma

9am-5pm.  Whether you are a first-time auction-goer or a seasoned auction pro, Lucky Collector Car Auctions are designed to be a fun experience for all participants. Break out your bidding cards, ladies and gentlemen… There are always plenty of vehicles to choose from at Lucky Collector Car Auctions: sports cars, muscle cars, exotic cars, true classics, pickup trucks, motorcycles, someautomobilia, as well as some really unusual rarities.  Free admission.

 

May 12-13   (253) 591-5337

Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium "Budgie Buddies Opening"

5400 N Pearl St, Tacoma

10am-5pm.  Join us for a weekend jam-packed with new things to see and do this summer!

 

May 12-13   (253) 591-5337

Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium "Wild Wonders Show Opening"

5400 N Pearl St, Tacoma

9:30am-5pm. Join us for a weekend jam-packed with new things to see and do this summer!

 

May 12-Sept 16   (253) 591-5339

Fort Nisqually Exhibit "A Child's-Eye View of Fort Nisqually"

Point Defiance Park, 5400 N Pearl St, Tacoma

Of the many people who lived at Fort Nisqually, the children of the managers and laborers often go overlooked. Explore the operations of this trading and agricultural center from a child’s perspective, learning about the chores, education, and the adventures of daily life for boys and girls in the 1850s. Experience the past through a different angle at this family friendly exhibit.

 

May 15   (253) 383-9463

Port of Tacoma’s Bus Tour

Fabulich Center, 3600 Port of Tacoma Rd, Tacoma

3-4:30pm. Join us on free bus tours of the Port and learn about the valuable jobs related to international trade. Tours are approximately 90 minutes long.


May 16   (253) 620-5184

Greater Lakes Mental Healthcare’s "Vision of Hope" Fundraiser 

McGavick Conference Center, Clover Park Technical College, 4500 Steilacoom Blvd SW, Lakewood

5:30pm Buffet and Socializing.  7pm - Brief Presentation.  The event is complimentary, but reservations are required.  Please RSVP by May 4 to Margueriter@glmhc.org

 

May 17-20   (253) 752-7707

Tacoma Rainiers vs Las Vegas 51s

Cheney Stadium, 2502 S Tyler St, Tacoma

The boys are back in town for another season of great baseball & family fun! $13.50 adults, $12.50 children (14 & under) / seniors (60 & over) /military, $25.50 box set.  $15.50 R Yard, $7.50 Family Terrace Grass.  Additional home games:  May 21-24 vs El Paso Chihuahuas, May 30-June 3 vs Salt Lake Bees, June 13-15 vs Omaha Storm Chasers, June 16-19 vs Iowa Cubs, June 25-28 vs Las Vegas 51s, June 29-July 3 vs Reno Aces, July 12-15 vs Fresno Grizzlies, July 20-22 vs Salt Lake Bees, Aug 1-3 vs Oklahoma City Dodgers, Aug 4-7 vs Colorado Springs Sky Sox, Aug 16-19 vs Fresno Grizzlies, Aug 21-23 vs Reno Aces, Aug 24-27 vs El Paso Chihuahuas.

 

May 18   (253) 207-5142

Relay For Life of Tacoma

Mt Tahoma High School, 4634 74th St, Tacoma

6pm-6pm..  9pm. Opening Ceremony - Time to get started. We kick off the event by honoring everyone who's been affected by cancer and everyone who has contributed to the success of this year's Relay season.   Survivor/Caregiver Walk - Survivors and Caregivers are the heart and soul of Relay For Life events. We honor  their strength and courage with every step they take. It doesn't matter if you were diagnosed 10 days ago or 10 years ago, you can walk while everyone gathers together to cheer you on. Luminaria Ceremony - During this ceremony we represent everyone touched by cancer with a Luminaria. Each  light represents a life—a life taken by cancer, a survivor of cancer, or a support for a person still fighting the disease. It's a powerful demonstration that gives people the opportunity to grieve but also offers comfort and hope.  Closing Ceremony - Our closing ceremony is the time to commit to take action and help lead the fight for a world free from cancer. It's a time to celebrate what we've accomplished together and a time to unify for the work that needs to be done moving forward.

 

May 19   (253) 272-2336

Marymount Driver’s Ed Class: Ford Model T

Marymount Event Center, 325 152nd St E, Tacoma

9am-1pm.  This one-day class is a unique hands-on experience for any car lover -  it’s a wonderful chance to actually get behind the wheel of a Ford Model T vehicle.  Take the class yourself, or give the experience as a gift to a friend!  $150/person.  Call to reserve your spot.

 

May 19   (253) 591-5339

Queen Victoria's Birthday at Fort Nisqually

Point Defiance Park, 5400 N Pearl St, Tacoma

11am-5pm. Relive the festive 19th century celebrations surrounding a royal holiday. A merry mood permeates the Fort on this occasion. At noon, bagpipes announce the start of the traditional tributes to the queen. The pipes are followed by a musket volley, toasts to the queen, and a cannon salute. Many of the Fort’s ladies and gentlemen will be dressed in their finest, 1850s fashion. Throughout the day, guests can visit with our historical interpreters, join in a game of croquet, and enjoy performances.

 

May 19   (253) 983-7887

Ray Evans Memorial Fishing Event

American Lake Park, 9222 Veterans Dr SW, Lakewood

9am-3:30pm. Children ages 5-14 enjoy a day of fishing on American Lake. Children get to keep their fishing poles. Poles, bait and bags for your fish are provided! Please note that participants must be accompanied by an adult. Only children & youth may fish, adults only assist. Also enjoy a host of other activities!  Contact Sally Martinez, smartinez@cityoflakewood.us.  $15/person.  Pre-registration required.  Space is limited.

 

May 21-24   (253) 752-7707

Tacoma Rainiers vs El Paso Chihuahuas

Cheney Stadium, 2502 S Tyler St, Tacoma

The boys are back in town for another season of great baseball & family fun! $13.50 adults, $12.50 children (14 & under) / seniors (60 & over) /military, $25.50 box set.  $15.50 R Yard, $7.50 Family Terrace Grass.  Additional home games:  May 30-June 3 vs Salt Lake Bees, June 13-15 vs Omaha Storm Chasers, June 16-19 vs Iowa Cubs, June 25-28 vs Las Vegas 51s, June 29-July 3 vs Reno Aces, July 12-15 vs Fresno Grizzlies, July 20-22 vs Salt Lake Bees, Aug 1-3 vs Oklahoma City Dodgers, Aug 4-7 vs Colorado Springs Sky Sox, Aug 16-19 vs Fresno Grizzlies, Aug 21-23 vs Reno Aces, Aug 24-27 vs El Paso Chihuahuas.

 

May 21   (253) 582-5838

Historic Fort Steilacoom "Civil War Medicine"

Quarters 2, 9601 Steilacoom Blvd SW, Lakewood

2pm. Chris Keyes will tell about Civil War medicine.  Donations accepted.

 

May 24-26   (425) 687-8585

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

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

Call for additional information.

 

May 25-26   (425) 687-8585

WIAA 1A, 2A Boys Soccer

Sunset Chev Stadium, 1707 W Main, Sumner

Call for additional information.

 

May 25-June 24   (253) 588-0042

Lakewood Playhouse "Little Shop of Horrors"

5729 Lakewood Towne Center Blvd SW, Lakewood

The meek floral assistant Seymour Krelborn stumbles across a new breed of plant he names "Audrey II" - after his coworker crush. This foul-mouthed, R&B-singing carnivore promises unending fame and fortune to the down and out Krelborn as long as he keeps feeding it, BLOOD. Over time, though, Seymour discovers Audrey II's out of this world origins and intent towards global domination!

 

May 27   (253) 272-2336

LeMay Valve Cover Races

Marymount Event Center, 325 152nd St E, Tacoma

11am Race check-in.  1pm races begin.  Races will consist of sudden death heats (one run, winner advances) with a two out of three heat final. Heats are determined by hat drawing. First name drawn takes left lane, second name the right. Final heat loser chooses lane for successive runs. Drivers will place and align their own racers at the starting gate and the flagman will release the gate. Handicap (approximate) is determined by distance a racer extends beyond the starting gate (ie. when body clearance exceeds height of starting gate). Crossing the center line before the finish is a disqualification. Any do-overs will be at the discretion of the audience. Judge’s ruling is final!  Free admission.

 

May 30-June 3   (253) 752-7707

Tacoma Rainiers vs Salt Lake Bees

Cheney Stadium, 2502 S Tyler St, Tacoma

The boys are back in town for another season of great baseball & family fun! $13.50 adults, $12.50 children (14 & under) / seniors (60 & over) /military, $25.50 box set.  $15.50 R Yard, $7.50 Family Terrace Grass.  Additional home games:  June 13-15 vs Omaha Storm Chasers, June 16-19 vs Iowa Cubs, June 25-28 vs Las Vegas 51s, June 29-July 3 vs Reno Aces, July 12-15 vs Fresno Grizzlies, July 20-22 vs Salt Lake Bees, Aug 1-3 vs Oklahoma City Dodgers, Aug 4-7 vs Colorado Springs Sky Sox, Aug 16-19 vs Fresno Grizzlies, Aug 21-23 vs Reno Aces, Aug 24-27 vs El Paso Chihuahuas.