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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.

 

Sept 1   (253) 582-9400

Lakewood Chamber of Commerce Annual Meeting & Installation Banquet

Great American Casino, 10117 South Tacoma Way, Lakewood

11:30am. Recognizing our influential and amazing volunteers and businesses!  Swearing in of new officers. Reservations required.  $25 members pre-paid/$35 at door.  $40 non-members.

 

Sept 1   (253) 964-8121

City of DuPont "The United State Navy Band, Washington DC" Concert"

Clocktower Park, 1400 Palisade Blvd, DuPont

6:30pm.  The United States Navy Band, Washington DC will be stopping in DuPont on their National Tour. This will be a concert in the park so people will want to bring chairs, blankets, snacks etc. Free admission.

 

Sept 1  (253) 964-6613

Pierce College Volleyball

Fort Steilacoom Campus/ Health Education Center Gym, 9401 Farwest Drive SW, Lakewood

Join us for the first home game of the year.  Coach Greg Finel hopes to make the NWAC Tournament this fall.  This non-league game is against Edmonds C.C. at 7:00 p.m.

 

Sept 2-25   (253) 841-5045

2016 Washington State Fair

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

Mon, Wed, Thurs 10am-9pm. Fri 10am-10pm. Sat 9am-10pm. Sun 9am-9pm. Closed Tuesdays. Get ready to party big at the Washington State Fair in Puyallup. For 21 glorious days enjoy delicious food, wild rides, dazzling entertainment and fun for the whole family. It's the biggest party in the state and you don't want to miss out! $12.50 adults, $9 students (ages 6-18)/seniors (ages 62+), kids 5 & under free.

 

Sept 3   (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.

 

Sept 3   (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. $25/person.

 

Sept 3   (253) 209-3061

Galloping Gertie Half Marathon

Uptown Gig Harbor

7am.  Healthy family fun with a 10-mile race over the Narrows Bridge, a 5K run/walk in Gig Harbor, and a Kid's Dash, too.  $60/person.

 

Sept 6   (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.

 

Sept 6   (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.  

 

Sept 7  (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.

 

Sept 8   (253) 779-8490

Cruise-Ins at  America's Car Museum

2702 E D St, Tacoma

5-8pm.  Cruise into ACM on the second Thursday of every month from April through October, rain or shine on Haub Family Field! 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 restomod muscle cars on display in ACM’s newest exhibit - American Muscle - Modified Madness!

 

Sept 9-Oct 9   (253) 588-0042

Lakewood Playhouse "Hound of the Baskervilles"

5729 Lakewood Towne Center Blvd SW, Lakewood

8pm Friday-Saturday, 2pm Sunday. An ancient family curse, a desolate moor, a spectral hound and a deranged killer on the loose. The Hound of  the Baskervilles is the most celebrated Holmes story of all, a masterpiece of mystery and suspense $25 general, $22 military,  $21 senior, $19 students.  

 

Sept 10   (253) 305-1022

Dog Gone Run

Stewart Heights Park, 402 E 56th St, Tacoma

8am.  Do the dog days of summer have you and your pooch feeling tired? Change that feeling with this dog friendly race that will be fun for all that attend. Following the race there will be a racer only pooch pool party that will give your dog the opportunity to cool off and make new friends.  If your dog does not swim or you do not have a dog still join the fun at Stewart Heights to get a quick 2-mile run in.  $25 Run only.  $30 Run & swim.

 

Sept 10   (253) 272-2336

Marymount Driver’s Ed Class: Ford Model T

Marymount Event Center, 325 152nd St E, Tacoma

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/student.  Call to reserve your spot.

 

Sept 10   (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.

 

Sept 10   (253) 380-9376

Rotary Presentation " Richard D. King, J.D. - Relating 'Rotarian's Service to Humanity'"

McGavick Conference Center, 4500 Steilacoom Blvd SW, Lakewood

12:30pm.  Richard D. King has presented to Rotarians throughout the U.S. and Internatinally to over 100 countries.  We are priveldged to have Rick come to Lakewood.  Formerly stationed at JBLM.  A fascinating speaker that you will not forget.

 

Sept 11   (206) 529-3898

2016 Walk to End Alzheimer's

University of Puget Sound, 1500 N Warner, Tacoma

11am registration.  12pm ceremony.  12:30pm walk.

 

Sept 17   (253) 584-4106

Community Kids Day at Lakewold Gardens

12317 Gravelly Lake Dr SW, Lakewood

10am-2pm.  A day for the kids at Lakewold Gardens! Join us, along with many community partners in garden-related activities for the whole family.

 

Sept 17   (253) 327-1866

Fort Steilacoom Invitational

Fort Steilacoom Park, 8714 87th Ave SW, Lakewood

Call for additional information.

 

Sept 17   253) 627-5405

Job Carr Museum Pioneer Days Festival

Old Town Park, 2350 N 30th St, Tacoma

12-4pm.  Living music, dancing, woodcarvers, weaving, quilting, blacksmithing.  A free family friendly

presentation of the Job Carr Cabin Museum.

 

Sept 17   (360) 832-6117

Northwest Trek "Run Wild"

11610 Trek Dr E, Eatonville

7:30-11am. Imagine running on a forested path, away from buildings and city traffic. Choose from a 5k or 8k run or a 5k walk and explore Northwest Trek's unique race setting.

 

Sept 17  (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.

 

Sept 21    (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.

 

Sept 21 (253) 964-6613

Pierce College Volleyball

Fort Steilacoom Campus/ Health Education Center Gym, 9401 Farwest Drive SW, Lakewood

Join us for the team’s first NWAC league game of the year.  The league game is against Lower Columbia at 7:00 p.m.

 

Sept 22   (253) 584-4106

Creative Hardscaping with Stone at Lakewold Gardens

12317 Gravelly Lake Dr SW, Lakewood

Dan Blossom of Dan Blossom Landscape Design will speak about creating a water feature and/or hardscaping with stone. (He created the hardscape for the Don and Mary Williams Garden.) Field Experience: We will work on seasonal clean up, maintenance and repair of Lakewold’s three water features. Bring rubber gloves, rubber boots, a scrub brush and eye goggles

 

Sept 23   (253) 566-5656

University Place Fall Art & Concert Series

Civic Building, 36th & Bridgeport, University Place

7pm.  Featuring performing artists are Hale Bill and the Bopps, Swedish fiddle and fold music. $15/person.

 

Sept 24   (253) 582-5838

Historic Fort Steilacoom "Museum Day Live - Smithsonian"

9601 Steilacoom Blvd SW, Lakewood

10am-4pm. Fort Steilacoom will come alive as reenactors live and work as soldiers, officers, their wives, children and friends.

 

Sept 24   (253) 798-4056

Sprinker Classic Car & Truck Show

Sprinker Recreation Center, 14824 S C St, Tacoma

9am-3pm.  Featuring more than 500 classic cars and trucks are anticipated to be on display. Free admission.

 

Sept 28 (253) 964-6613

Pierce College Volleyball

Fort Steilacoom Campus/ Health Education Center Gym, 9401 Farwest Drive SW, Lakewood

Join us for the first game when the students are back to start the fall semester.  The league game is against South Puget Sound at 7:00 p.m.

 

Sept 30-Oct 2   (253) 272-0466

The 55th Tacoma Greek Festival at St Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church

1523 S Yakima, Tacoma

Fri-Sat 11am-9pm.  Sun 11am-6pm.  Family fun, Greek dancers, music, food, entertainment, and education tours.