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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.

 

Nov 1   (253) 582-9400

Lakewood Chamber Government Relations

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.

 

Nov 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! Free admission.  

 

Nov 2   (877) 24-BLOOD

Lakewood Community Blood Drive at Big Lots

5401 100th St SW, Lakewood

1:30-5pm.   Give Blood Save Lives!  For 70 years, Cascade Regional Blood Services has provided blood for patients at hospitals in Pierce and South King Counties.  Before you donate, be sure to eat well and drink plenty of non-caffeinated beverages. Bring photo ID.

 

Nov 3   (253) 383-3900

Asia Pacific Cultural Center 20 Year Anniversary

Great Tacoma Convention & Trade Center, 1500 Broadway, Tacoma

$100 Individuals, $1,000 table.  Proceeds will go the APCC Building Project to be completed in 2020.

 

Nov 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.

 

Nov 3   (877) 24-BLOOD

Blood Drive at Print NW

9914 32nd Ave S, Lakewood

10am-3pm.   Give Blood Save Lives!  For 70 years, Cascade Regional Blood Services has provided blood for patients at hospitals in Pierce and South King Counties.  Before you donate, be sure to eat well and drink plenty of non-caffeinated beverages. Bring photo ID.

 

Nov 4   (253) 912-3257

America’s Credit Union’s 16th Annual Turkey Shoot Golf Tournament

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

10am shotgun.  Each year ACU’s tournament raises funds to support our troops and their families by donating the proceeds to The Food Basket Program, Santa’s Castle and the Madigan Foundation.  $90/golfer.  $175/2 players.

 

Nov 4   (253) 279-9777

Caring For Kids "Stuff the Bus"

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

9am-2pm. Call for additional information.

 

Nov 4-13   (253) 588-0042

Lakewood Playhouse "The Wizard of Oz"

5729 Lakewood Towne Center Blvd SW, Lakewood

​Follow the yellow brick road to fantastic fun play as Dorothy, the silly Scarecrow, the lovable Tin Man, and the hilarious cowardly Lion begin their journey to the merry old land of Oz. An American institution and one of the best loved classics of all time comes to life in this touching tale of dreams-come-true. $30 general,  $28 military, $27 senior, $25 student.

 

Nov 5   (253) 591-5339

Arts of the Fur Trade at Fort Nisqually

Point Defiance Park, 5400 N Pearl St, Tacoma

11am-4pm. Blacksmiths hammering iron, carpenters shaping wood, and spinners transforming wool are examples of the 19th century crafts in action during Arts of the Fur Trade at Fort Nisqually Living History Museum.  $5-$8, and children age 4 and younger are admitted free.

 

Nov 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.  $10/person.

 

Nov 5   (253) 383-3900

Asia Pacific Cultural Center Monthly Taste of Asia

4851 South Tacoma Way, Tacoma

12pm.  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.  Led by chefs that will take you through the steps in perfecting your dish, which you can make for your family or  friends.

 

Nov 5   (253) 272-2336

LeMay Fabulous Fifties Sock Hop

Marymount Event Center, 325 152nd St E, Tacoma

6-11pm. Join us as we re-live the best of the Fifties during a fun, retro evening where you can cut a rug while also raising funds for the LeMay Family Collection Foundation and its programs. Enjoy dinner, dancing, entertainment, silent auction & more! A fun, 50′s style dinner and live music will be performed by a fantastic 50′s rock ‘n’ roll band! We will also have a just-for-fun dance contest, so be ready to show off your skills!  $35/person.  Must be 21.

 

Nov 5   (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.

 

Nov 5   (877) 24-BLOOD

Blood Drive at Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints

5420 104th St SW, Lakewood

9am-3pm.   Give Blood Save Lives!  For 70 years, Cascade Regional Blood Services has provided blood for patients at hospitals in Pierce and South King Counties.  Before you donate, be sure to eat well and drink plenty of non-caffeinated beverages. Bring photo ID.

 

Nov 5-6   (503) 282-0877

America's Largest 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 5-6   (253) 591-5337

Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium "Polar Bear Conservation Weekend"

5400 N Pearl, Tacoma

9:30am-3pm.   Watch polar bears enjoy special treats while you learn about their conservation.

 

Nov 6   (516) 208-7030

World Run Day 2016

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 www.runday.com).

 

Nov 11-12   (253) 591-5337

Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium "Career Day"

5400 N Pearl, Tacoma

9:30am-3pm.  Have you ever wondered what it’d be like to be a zookeeper, marine biologist, or zoo veterinarian? Find out during Career Day! Staff Biologists will talk about their jobs. See presentations on training and animal enrichment. Behind-the-scenes tours will also be offered but space is limited.

 

Nov 11-13   (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 general admission.

 

Nov 11-13   (253) 591-5337

Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium "Veterans' Appreciation Days"

5400 N Pearl, Tacoma

9:30am-4pm.  In celebration of Veterans Day, we are offering free admission on Nov. 11, 12, and 13 to all individuals who are currently serving or have honorably served in the U.S. military. Immediate family members will receive half-off general admission.

 

Nov 11-13   (360) 832-6117

Veterans Appreciation Days at Northwest Trek

11610 Trek Dr E, Eatonville

9:30am-3pm.To celebrate Veterans’ Day, Northwest Trek is offering free admission on November 11, 12, and 13 to all individuals who are currently serving or have honorably served in the U.S. military. Immediate family members will receive half-off general admission. Please be sure to bring your active military/veteran identification card, discharge papers, DD214s, or any other proof of honorable US military service with you to Northwest Trek.

 

Nov 12   (253) 591-5330

W.W. Seymour Botanical Conservatory "The Victorian Life"

316 S G St, Tacoma

1-2pm.  In honor of our Victorian-styled Seymour Conservatory, we welcome Sarah and Gabriel Chrisman from This Victorian Life. Sarah and Gabriel will lead us into the world of 19th century living and gardening.  $3 suggest donation.

 

Nov 12   (253) 564-1623

West Pierce Fire & Rescue First Aid & CPR Class

Station 20, 10928 Pacific Hwy SW, Lakewood

9am-5pm.  A basic First Aid & CPR course. The course is subject to cancellation if the class minimum of 4 people is not met. 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.  $40/person.  Pre-registration and pre-payment are required.

 

Nov 12   (877) 24-BLOOD

Blood Drive at University Place Safeway

3842 Bridgeport Way W, University Place

9am-1pm.   Give Blood Save Lives!  For 70 years, Cascade Regional Blood Services has provided blood for patients at hospitals in Pierce and South King Counties.  Before you donate, be sure to eat well and drink plenty of non-caffeinated beverages. Bring photo ID.

 

Nov 16   (877) 24-BLOOD

Lakewood Community Blood Drive at Big Lots

5401 100th St SW, Lakewood

1:30-5pm.   Give Blood Save Lives!  For 70 years, Cascade Regional Blood Services has provided blood for patients at hospitals in Pierce and South King Counties.  Before you donate, be sure to eat well and drink plenty of non-caffeinated beverages. Bring photo ID.

 

Nov 17-20  (253) 964-6613

Pierce hosts the NWAC Volleyball Tournament

Greater Tacoma Convention & Trade Center, 1500 Broadway, Tacoma

Pierce College invites sixteen community college teams for the northwest NWAC Volleyball Championship.

 

Nov 17   (877) 24-BLOOD

Blood Drive at Western State Hospital

9601 Steilacoom Blvd SW, Lakewood

Bldg 24 - 7:30-11am.  Bldg 29 - 12-3pm.  Give Blood Save Lives!  For 70 years, Cascade Regional Blood Services has provided blood for patients at hospitals in Pierce and South King Counties.  Before you donate, be sure to eat well and drink plenty of non-caffeinated beverages. Bring photo ID.

 

Nov 17-20   (360) 992-2833

NWAC Women’s Volleyball Championship Tournament

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

Call for additional information.

 

Nov 18   (253) 566-5656

University Place Fall Art & Concert Series

Civic Building, 36th & Bridgeport, University Place

7pm.  Featuring performing artists are pianists, Kristina Henckel and Lynn Worcester.  $15/person.

 

Nov 18-19   (425) 687-8585

WIAA Girls' Soccer

Sparks Stadium, 601 Seventh Ave SW, Puyallup

Call for additional information.

 

Nov 19-20   (253) 584-4133

Christmas at the Historic Orr Home "Let Heaven and Nature Sing!"

1801 Rainier St, Steilacoom

Sat 10am-4pm.  Sun 12-4pm.  Beautifully decorated rooms.  Music, Artisans, Fresh apple and more!  $10/person.  Children under 14 free. 

 

Nov 19   (253) 584-1040

Emergency Food Network "Empty Bowls"

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

1-3:30pm.  This Emergency Food Network event is an annual ritual enjoyed by more than 500 people each year.  During Empty Bowls, attendees can choose from more than 1,500 bowls to purchase for the home and for holiday gifts. After purchasing bowls, guests are served a bowl of soup (in a separate bowl) donated by local chefs.  Admission for Empty Bowls is free.  Bowl prices start at $10. We hope to see you there!

 

Nov 19   (253) 591-6439

Pier Peer Around 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.  $8/person.  Reservations required.

 

Nov 19-20    www.cwu.edu/ce (register today)

Beginning Drone Piloting and Safety

CWU Pierce Campus - Sunrise (SNR) 113

Sat-Sun, 8am-4:30pm.  An interacdtive experience designed to get you flying successfully!  Over the course of one weekend, students will operate simulators and their own drone aircraft under the supervision of expert instructors, helping them to avoid the pitfalls and frustration that are a frequent part of learning to fly  In addition, internactive classroom sessions will provide them with a clear understanding of the basic terminology, aeronautical principles and safety considerations involved in operating drones successfully.  This beginning course will provide the student with a fundamental knowldge of aerial vehicles and their commercial potential.

$299/student - each student will receive a drone to operate and then take home with their paid registration.
 

 

Nov 20   (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 20   (253) 582-5838

Historic Fort Steilacoom "The Fort Steilacoom to Fort Bellingham Road"

Quarters 2, 9601 Steilacoom Blvd SW, Lakewood

2pm.  Karen Meador will tell about the Fort Steilacoom to Fort Bellingham road, part of a network of military roads, still traveled today, constructed under the supervision of th U.S. Army in the 1850s.  Donations accepted.

 

Nov 24   (253) 404-3900

Norpoint Turkey Trot

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.  $35 5k, $35 2-mile, $25 Kids' Dash.

 

Nov 24   (253) 301-1321

Tacoma City Turkey Trot 5

Proctor District, Tacoma (start/finish at the Fleet Feet Tacoma Store)

9am.  Call for additional information.

 

Nov 24-Jan 1   (253) 798-4177

22nd 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 25-Dec 18   (253) 588-0042

Lakewood Playhouse "It's a Wonderful Life"

5729 Lakewood Towne Center Blvd SW, Lakewood

The saga of George Bailey, the Everyman from the small town of Bedford Falls, whose dreams of escape and adventure have been quashed by family obligation and civic duty, whose guardian angel has to descent on Christmas Eve to save him from despair and to remind him—by showing him what the world would have been like had he never been born—that his has been, after all, a wonderful life.  $25 general, $22 military,  $21 senior, $19 students.  

 

Nov 25-Jan 1   (253) 591-5337

Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium "ZooLights"

Point Defiance Zoo, 5400 N Pearl, Tacoma

5-9pm. Closed December 24.  Bundle up and stroll the Zoo as it comes aglow with more than a half-million lights. Experience a magical world of dazzling 3-D animal light displays, including a 22-foot wide rock crab with moving pincers, a whimsical 30-foot-wide underwater landscape, a majestic polar bear family, a giant Pacific octopus, and a 17-foot tall tiger head.  $10 general admission, 2 & younger free.

 

Nov 29   (877) 24-BLOOD

Blood Drive at Environmental Services

9850 64th St W, University Place

12-3pm.   Give Blood Save Lives!  For 70 years, Cascade Regional Blood Services has provided blood for patients at hospitals in Pierce and South King Counties.  Before you donate, be sure to eat well and drink plenty of non-caffeinated beverages. Bring photo ID.

 

Nov 30-Dec 4   (253) 770-0777

A Victorian Country Christmas Festival

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

Wed-Thurs 10am-8pm, Fri-Sat 10am-9pm,  Sun 10am-5pm.Step back in time into a Victorian village where holiday music fills the air!  Shop in over 500 stores and find the perfect gift for everyone on your list.  Enjoy gourmet food, wine, and delicious taste treats throughout the festival!  Visit two beautiful theaters and see countless professional stage shows, The Singing Nativity and concerts!