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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.

 

Mar 30-Apr 3   (253) 591-5337

Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium "Spring Break Superstars"

5400 N Pearl St, Tacoma

10am-4pm.   Salute the Zoo’s conservation animal superstars, like red wolves and polar bears, as they enjoy special treats.  $6.75-$17, kids 2 and under free.

 

Apr 1, 8, 15, 22 & 29    www.cwu.edu/ce/seminars-workshops-career-development

Central Washington University – Pierce County ““Everyday Law for the Non-Lawyer”

CWU-Pierce County, 9401 Farwest Drive, Lakewood (Pierce College Fort Steilacoom), Olympic 328

Apr 1, 8, 15, 22, & 29, 6-7:50pm.   Are you interested in learning the basics of the Criminal Justice system?  Are you considering a career in Criminal Justice or Law?  Are you a super fan of shows like CSI or Law & Order?  Registration is now open this continuing education class (1 CEU).   Learn about common issues like Search and Seizure, Probable Cause, the Exclusionary Rule, Miranda Warnings, Jury Selection, Sentencing, and much more. This class is relevant for individuals who work in victim services, law firms, social services, law enforcement, private security, or anyone who is interested in criminal law.  Presenter Susan Sergojan has extensive experience in the criminal justice system.  She currently serves as the Public Defender for Mason County, is a retired Deputy District Attorney, and has trained attorneys, judges, and law enforcement officers in criminal law and procedure.   Cost: $175 (1 CEU).  Register at:  http://www.cwu.edu/ce/seminars-workshops-career-development

 

Apr 1, 8, 15, 22, 29   (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.  Cascade Regional Blood Services  has proudly provided blood to MultiCare Health System and Franciscan Health System, including St. Clare Hospital, since 1946.  Give blood, save lives.

 

Apr 1-Sept 27   (253) 584-4106

Lakewold Gardens Open For Spring/Summer Season

12317 Gravelly Lake Dr SW, Lakewood

10am-4pm.  Lakewold and the Garden Shop are open for the spring and summer season Wednesday-Sunday.  General Admission is $9 per person. Senior/Student/Military admission is $6 per person. Members of Lakewold and children 12 and under receive free admission.

 

Apr 2   (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   (253) 274-0443

Jonz Catering Open House at Lakewold Gardens

12317 Gravelly Lake Dr SW, Lakewood

6-8pm.  Samplings galore with Jonz Catering and an opportunity to talk with event vendors!

 

Apr 4   (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 4   (206) 467-6531

Lucky Collector Car Auction at Snoqualmie

Snoqualmie Casino - 37500 SE North Bend Way, Snoqualmie

1-day vintage vehicle live auction - 80 collector vehicles expected!  Doors open 9am, auction starts 10:30am.   The Lucky Collector Car Auction at Snoqualmie is a 1-day auction featuring about 80 collector cars! There will be plenty of vehicles to choose from! There are sports cars, muscle cars, true classics, a few pickup trucks and motorcycles, and some really unusual rarities. Whether you are hunting for another collector car, or whether you are a first-timer waiting to "fall in love" with your first collector car, we know that you won't want to miss out on all the auction action! Register to bid ahead of time or you can register at the auction (If you can't make it to the auction, you can even bid remotely off-site through Proxibid.) Preview the lot listings ahead of time, and pick out a new old car!

 

Apr 8   (253) 404-0891

Business Examiner "Top Places to Work"

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

Top Places to Work recognizes outstanding company cultures in the South Sound. Nominees are evaluated in  five categories, Integrity, Gratification, Equity, Solidarity and Appreciation.  Registration required. $58/person.

 

Apr 11   (253) 840-4194

82nd 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 Grand Floral Parade is an annual celebration of the community, history, traditions, and growth, of its home of Pierce County.  Traveling through the four cities of Tacoma, Puyallup, Sumner, and Orting, the Parade consists of over 180 entries, including floats, bands, marching, and mounted units. Linking one generation to another in tradition, floats are decorated with thousands of fresh-cut daffodils, just like the daffodil flowers that grew in the Puyallup Valley since over 80 years ago.  Free admission.

 

Apr 11   (253) 983-7887

City of Lakewood's Tea Under the Sea!

Lakewood Activity Center

9112 Lakewood Dr SW, Lakewood

10am-12pm.  Each Mermaid and King Triton in attendance will enjoy light refreshments, make a craft in the seaweed forest, and float away with fabulous memories.  What treasures will you discover at this tea party under the sea.  $10/child.  All ages welcome with parent supervision.  Pre-registration required.

 

Apr 11   (253) 256-3182

Lakewood Rotary's 45th Annual Sportsmen's Dinner & Auction

McGavick Conference Center, 4500 Steilacoom Blvd SW, Lakewood

5:30-10pm.  Annual dinner and auction.  $75/person.  Call for sponsorships/tables.

 

Apr 11   (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.

 

Apr 11-12   (253) 591-5337

Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium "Party for the Planet"

5400 N Pearl St, Tacoma

10am-3pm.  Celebrate your home planet with the animals that share it and learn how to shrink your carbon pawprint.  $6.75-$17, kids 2 and under free.

 

Apr 12   (253) 582-5838

Historic Fort Steilacoom "Fort Steilacoom’s Ties with Spanaway"

9601 Steilacoom Blvd SW,  Quarters 2, Lakewood

2pm.  Jean Sensel, author of Images of America—Spanaway, will share stories and photographs about Fort Steilacoom’s ties to Spanaway. Fort soldiers were among Spanaway’s first settlers. A waystop on the road from Fort Steilacoom to Fort Walla Walla, Spanaway became a key defensive outpost in the 1855 treaty war. Donations accepted.

 

Apr 12-13   gigharborpaddlerscup@gmail.com  

Gig Harbor Paddlers Cup and Expo 

Skansie Brothers Park, 3211 Harborview Dr,  Gig Harbor

Featuring competitive paddle racing for kayaks, canoes, outriggers and SUP (stand up paddle boards).

 

Apr 16-19   (253) 841-5045

Washington State 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 free music, and learn new gardening tips and tricks at Northwest Living & Garden. 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 17  (253) 752-7707

Tacoma Rainiers Opening Night - Tacoma Rainiers vs El Paso Chihuahuas

Cheney Stadium, 2502 S Tyler St, Tacoma

Gates open at 6pm, game time 7:05pm.  The boys are back in town for another season of great baseball & family fun! Post-game fireworks extravaganza!  $7.50-$25.50.

 

Apr 17-20   (253) 752-7707

Tacoma Rainiers vs El Paso Chihuahuas

Cheney Stadium, 2502 S Tyler St, Tacoma

Additional home games:  Apr 21-24 vs Albuquerque Isotopes, Apr 30-May 3 vs Fresno Grizzlies, May 12-15 vs Salt Lake Bees, May 16-19 vs Las Vegas 51s, May 29-June 1 vs Round Rock Express, June 2-5 vs New Orleans Zephyrs, June 11-14 vs Albuquerque Isotopes, June 23-25 vs Reno Aces, June 26-29 vs El Paso Chihuahuas, June30-July 3 vs Las Vegas 51s, July 16-19 vs Sacramento River Cats, July 20-23 vs Salt Lake Bees, July 24-27 vs Fresno Grizzlies, Aug 5-9 vs Reno Aces, Aug 11-14 vs Sacramento River Cats, Aug 23-26 vs Memphis Redbirds, Aug 27-30 vs Nashville Sounds.

 

Apr 17-May 10   (253) 588-0042

Lakewood Playhouse "The 39 Steps"

5729 Lakewood Towne Center Blvd SW, Lakewood

A RECIPE FOR ZANY COMEDY: Take 1 Part Monty Python and 1 Part “The Complete Works of William Shakespeare Abridged” and Mix liberally with Alfred Hitchock’s Classic Film Mystery "The 39 Steps!" One Actor plays the Hero, Richard Hannay. One Actress plays the 3 Women that he encounters. Two Clowns play the other 150 Roles! A comedic treat like no other ... with just the right dash of mystery!  $24 general, $21 senior/military,
$18 under 25 years. 

 

Apr 18   (253) 759-0725

54th Annual Junior Daffodil Parade

Proctor District, N 30 & Proctor, Tacoma

10am.  "The Junior Daffodil Parade is part of the grand tradition of the annual Daffodil Festival celebration.  The mission of the Parade is to promote our diverse communities by showcasing the excellence of children, youth groups and volunteers through the expression of music, art, sport and dance."  Free admission.

 

Apr 18   (253) 565-1960

Free SOUP-tacular Lunch at Bridgeport Place: A Senior Living Community

5250 Bridgeport Way W, University Place

12-1:30pm.  A tasty social outing for seniors. Join us for chef's soup-of-the-day, bread-sticks, beverages, & dessert.  Free admission.

 

Apr 18   (253) 752-7707

Little Caesar’s Family Meal Deal Night -  Tacoma Rainiers vs. El Paso Chihuahuas

Cheney Stadium, 2502 S Tyler St, Tacoma

Gates open at 4pm, game time 5:05pm.  Four tickets with hats & ballpark meals, two Little Caesars pizzas & Crazy Bread, and more! Best deal in town!  $44.

 

Apr 18   (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.  $8 adults, children 4 and under free.

 

Apr 18   (253) 964-3113

Shred Day at America's Credit Union

6310 Mt. Tacoma Dr SW, Lakewood

9am-1pm.  America’s Credit Union invites our members to join us for our annual Shred Day!  Collect your private documents and bring them to our Lakewood branch and we will shred your documents for free!  Every member is invited to bring up to three boxes of documents, but please no three ring binders or cardboard.  You’ll have the opportunity to watch your documents being shredded in our shred truck!  We are also encouraging our members to bring any old cell phones for the Cell Phones for Soldiers program.   This program provides deployed soldiers with the opportunity to call home by providing a 60-minute international calling card with every recycled phone.

 

Apr 19   (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 21-24   (253) 752-7707

Tacoma Rainiers vs Albuquerque Isotopes

Cheney Stadium, 2502 S Tyler St, Tacoma

Additional home games:  Apr 30-May 3 vs Fresno Grizzlies, May 12-15 vs Salt Lake Bees, May 16-19 vs Las Vegas 51s, May 29-June 1 vs Round Rock Express, June 2-5 vs New Orleans Zephyrs, June 11-14 vs Albuquerque Isotopes, June 23-25 vs Reno Aces, June 26-29 vs El Paso Chihuahuas, June30-July 3 vs Las Vegas 51s, July 16-19 vs Sacramento River Cats, July 20-23 vs Salt Lake Bees, July 24-27 vs Fresno Grizzlies, Aug 5-9 vs Reno Aces, Aug 11-14 vs Sacramento River Cats, Aug 23-26 vs Memphis Redbirds, Aug 27-30 vs Nashville Sounds.

 

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 23   (253) 584-4106

Volunteer & Education in the Garden "Weed Management"

12317 Gravelly Lake Dr SW, Lakewood

9am-12pm.  Presented by Mark Lyke, Mark will help us understand the significance of the life cycle and growth patterns of weeds in the Pacific NW.

 

Apr 24-25   (253) 272-2336

LeMay Wine & Chocolate Affair

Marymount Event Center, 325 152nd St E, Tacoma

Short Description: Shop and sample from wineries and other vendors. 4-9pm.  Just in time for special Mother's Day shopping and Spring.... Join us for this special event featuring some of the finest wineries and chocolatiers! Two-day admission includes admission to the Wine & Chocolate Affair, one complimentary wine  glass to keep, and five (5) complimentary wine tasting tokens. (Additional wine tasting tokens available for $1  each) Guests may also enjoy chocolate and candy vendors and other specialty gift shopping. $25 general admission,  $10 for designated drivers.  Must be 21.

 

Apr 24-25   (253) 983-7887

Lakewood's 14th Annual Parks Appreciation Day

Various parks throughout Pierce County

Join us and celebrate Earth Day, Arbor Day, National Parks Week and your local parks in one fun event.  It's gratifying to know you are part of a major county-wide effort with nearly 2,000 other people working in their local parks at the same time.  If you would like volunteer, please contac the Parks and Recreation Department.

 

Apr 25   (360) 832-6117

Super Scout Saturday at Northwest Trek

11610 Trek Dr E, Eatonville

9:30am-4pm.  Girl Scouts and Boy Scouts can spend the day exploring habitats, discovering animals, and working on badge components.

 

Apr 29   (253) 582-9400

Lakewood Chamber of Commerce Another Bloomin' Trade Show

Great American Casino, 10117 South Tacoma Way, Lakewood

4:30-7pm. Table-top trade show featuring area products and services in a casual and relaxed atmosphere.  Complimentary hors d’oeuvres.  Free admission.  Must be 21.

 

Apr 30-May 3   (253) 752-7707

Tacoma Rainiers vs Fresno Grizzlies

Cheney Stadium, 2502 S Tyler St, Tacoma

Additional home games:  May 12-15 vs Salt Lake Bees, May 16-19 vs Las Vegas 51s, May 29-June 1 vs Round Rock Express, June 2-5 vs New Orleans Zephyrs, June 11-14 vs Albuquerque Isotopes, June 23-25 vs Reno Aces, June 26-29 vs El Paso Chihuahuas, June30-July 3 vs Las Vegas 51s, July 16-19 vs Sacramento River Cats, July 20-23 vs Salt Lake Bees, July 24-27 vs Fresno Grizzlies, Aug 5-9 vs Reno Aces, Aug 11-14 vs Sacramento River Cats, Aug 23-26 vs Memphis Redbirds, Aug 27-30 vs Nashville Sounds.

 

Apr 30-May 3   (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.  The Puyallup RV Show with featured manufactured housing has something for every leisure need. From a tent trailer to a vacation home on the lake. The Puyallup RV Show has it!  $10 adults, $9 seniors, $7 students, 12 and under free.