April 2017

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Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of the information listed. 
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 31-Apr 2   (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 11 free.

 

Apr 1   (253) 383-3900

Asia Pacific Cultural Center Taste of Asia with Tea

4851 South Tacoma Way, Tacoma

11am.  Featuring Samoa.   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.

 

Apr 1   (253) 840-4194

Daffodil Festival "The Queen's Coronation"

Pantages Theater, 901 Broadway, Tacoma

5pm.   The Queen’s Coronation is always a very special celebration for the Daffodil Festival, and especially the Princesses of the Royal Court. It is on this evening that a Queen is chosen to reign over the many Festival activities that take place throughout the year.  $10 adults, $5 students/seniors.

 

Apr 1   (253) 383-9463

Port of Tacoma’s Free Bus Tour

3600 Port of Tacoma Rd, Tacoma

10-11:30am.  Join us for free, guided bus tours of the Port and learn how our operations are connected to more than 113,000 jobs across Washington state.  Reservations required.

 

Apr 3-7   (253) 591-5337

Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium "Spring Break Superstars"

5400 N Pearl St, Tacoma

10am-4pm.  Salute the Zoo’s conservation animal superstars! Participate in hands-on activities all week and watch animals enjoy special enrichment treats.

 

Apr 4   (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.

 

Apr 5  (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.

 

Apr 6   (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 7-8   (253) 272-2336

LeMay Wine & Spirits

Marymount Event Center, 325 152nd St E, Tacoma

4-9pm.  Enjoy locally crafted wine, artisan spirits, chocolates, gifts & more!  $25/person.  Must be 21.

 

Apr 8   (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.

 

Apr 8   (253) 840-4194

84th Annual Daffodil Festival Grand Floral Street Parade

Tacoma, Puyallup, Sumner, Orting

10:15 am Tacoma, 12:45pm  Puyallup, 2:30pm Sumner, 5pm Orting   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 inthe Puyallup Valley since over 80 years ago.  Free admission.

 

Apr 8   (253) 840-4194

Daffodil 5K Challenge

Tacoma, Puyallup, Sumner, Orting

8:45am Tacoma.  11:15am Puyallup.  1pm Sumner.  3:30pm Orting.  The Challenge will take runners through four cities across Pierce County and include each of the parade routes in the process. Four independent 5K races.

 

Apr 8-9   (253) 514-1866

Gig Harbor Paddlers Cup and Expo

Skansie Brothers Park, 3211 Harborview Dr,  Gig Harbor

The Annual Gig Harbor Paddlers Cup, held at scenic Skansie Brothers Park, is the premiere event for Pacific Northwest canoe, kayak, paddleboard, dragonboat and outrigger athletes and enthusiasts alike. This two-day event features competitive racing for the expert, novice and recreationalist as well as youth paddlers.

 

Apr 11-14   (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!  Additional home games: Apr 15-17 vs Albuquerque Isotopes, Apr 27-May 1 vs Sacramento River Cats, May 6-9 vs New Orleans Zephyrs, May 11-14 vs Round Rock Express, May 23-26 vs Fresno Grizzlies, June 5-8 vs Reno Aces, June 9-11 vs Las Vegas 51s, June 17-20 vs Salt Lake Bees, June 26-29 vs Las Vegas 51s, June 30-July 3 vs Albuquerque Isotopes, July 10 – Triple-A Home Run Derby, July 12 – Triple-A All-Star Game, July 13-16 vs Fresno Grizzlies, July 21-24 vs Sacramento River Cats, Aug 3-6 vs Memphis Redbirds, Aug 7-10 vs Nashville Sounds, Aug 11-14 vs Reno Aces, Aug 19-22 vs El Paso Chihuahuas, Aug 28-31 vs Salt Lake Bees.  $13.50 adults, $12.50 children/seniors/military, $25.50 box set.

 

Apr 12   (253) 584-1040

Emergency Food Network Recognition Breakfast

Star Center, 3873 S 66th St, Tacoma

7:30-8:45am.  Please join Emergency Food Network in honoring individuals and businesses for their dedication to helping hungry children, adults and seniors in Pierce County.  $30/person.

 

Apr 13   (253) 779-8490

Cruise-In at  America's Car Museum

2702 E D St, Tacoma

5-8pm. Cruise into ACM on the second Thursday of each month April through August (and on special dates in September and October), rain or shine on ACM’s Haub Family Field! Cruise-Ins at ACM are FREE, family-friendly and no pre-registration is required! Enjoy music by DJ Fred, BBQ by Gravediggers, free coffee and cookies, and enter to win a door prize or a People’s Choice award!

 

Apr 14-May 7   (253) 588-0042

Lakewood Playhouse "Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Dead" & "The 15 Minute Hamlet"

5729 Lakewood Towne Center Blvd SW, Lakewood

Acclaimed as a modern comedic masterpiece, Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Dead is the fabulously inventive tale of Hamlet as told from the worm's-eye view of the bewildered Rosencrantz and Guildenstern, two minor characters in Shakespeare's play. In Tom Stoppard's best-known work, this Shakespearean Laurel and Hardy finally get a chance to take the lead role, but do so in a world where echoes of Waiting for Godot resound, where reality and illusion intermix, and where fate leads our two heroes to a tragic but inevitable end.  Following his success with Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead, the author continues his association with Hamlet by taking the most famous and best loved lines from Shakespeare's play and condensing them into a hilarious thirteen minute version. This miraculous feat is followed by an encore - a two minute version! The multitude of characters is played by six actors with hectic doubling, and the action takes place at an abridged Elsinore Castle.

 

Apr 15   (253) 591-5339

Sewing to Sowing at Fort Nisqually

Point Defiance Park, 5400 N Pearl St, Tacoma

11am-4pm Experience the joys and labors of springtime in the 1850s. Sow seeds to take home, learn hand sewing techniques from the Fort’s seamstresses, and see demonstrations of one of the world’s earliest sewing machines, the Wheeler and Wilson. Play 19th century games and visit with living historians as they live life in the 19th century.  Event admission is $8-$10, and children 3 & younger are free

 

Apr 15-17   (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!  Additional home games: Apr 27-May 1 vs Sacramento River Cats, May 6-9 vs New Orleans Zephyrs, May 11-14 vs Round Rock Express, May 23-26 vs Fresno Grizzlies, June 5-8 vs Reno Aces, June 9-11 vs Las Vegas 51s, June 17-20 vs Salt Lake Bees, June 26-29 vs Las Vegas 51s, June 30-July 3 vs Albuquerque Isotopes, July 10 – Triple-A Home Run Derby, July 12 – Triple-A All-Star Game, July 13-16 vs Fresno Grizzlies, July 21-24 vs Sacramento River Cats, Aug 3-6 vs Memphis Redbirds, Aug 7-10 vs Nashville Sounds, Aug 11-14 vs Reno Aces, Aug 19-22 vs El Paso Chihuahuas, Aug 28-31 vs Salt Lake Bees.  $13.50 adults, $12.50 children/seniors/military, $25.50 box set.

 

Apr 19  (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.

 

Apr 20-23   (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. Shake off your winter blues at Washington's biggest celebration of spring.  Join Quigley the duck (and family) to take in adorable baby animals, tons of free entertainment from leaping DockDogs to Racing Pigs, thrilling rides, the action-packed Motorsport Mayhem shows, and much more.  $10 adults, $8 students (6-18), 5 and under free..

 

Apr 21   (800) 227-2345

Relay For Life of University of Puget Sound

University of Puget Sound,1500 N Warner St, Tacoma

6pm.  We'll kick off the event by celebrating everyone who's been affected by cancer. Whether someone's been diagnosed for 10 days or been cancer-free for 10 years, they gather together for the crowd to cheer them on.

 

Apr 22   (253) 840-4194

56th Annual Junior Daffodil Parade

Proctor District, N 30 & Proctor, Tacoma

10am.  The 54th Annual Junior Parade is hosted by the Proctor District of Tacoma and is geared to children, by encouraging the growth of creativity and fun in even the youngest.   Costumes, pets, music and non-motorized floats make this parade a very special event!  Free admission.

 

Apr 22   (253) 582-5838

Historic Fort Steilacoom  Open House and Used Book Sale

Quarters 2, 9601 Steilacoom Blvd SW,  Lakewood

2-4pm.  An open house with building tours and a book sale. See the new and updated displays and the additions to the Research Center.  Donations accepted.

 

Apr 22   (253) 983-7887

Lakewood's 15th Annual Parks Appreciation Day

Various parks throughout Pierce County

9am-12pm.  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 22   (253) 912-3214

Shred Day at America's Credit Union

6310 Mt. Tacoma Dr SW, Lakewood

9am-12pm.  Securely shred personal documents and prevent identity theft! Each person is allowed up to three bags or boxes of unwanted documents. Documents will be shredded on the spot.

 

Apr 22-23   (253) 591-5337

Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium "Washed Ashore Grand Opening"

5400 N Pearl St, Tacoma

9:30am.  Beginning in April, Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium will host the eye-poppingly compelling Washed Ashore exhibit, featuring 10 fish, birds and marine animals, including a sea horse sculpture created just for the Zoo.

 

Apr 22-23   (253) 840-4194

Daffodil Marine Parade

Tacoma Yacht Club, 5401 N Waterfront Dr, Tacoma

Wrapping up the Daffodil Festival’s Parade season, we take to the water!  The Tacoma Yacht Club hosts the Daffodil Royalty and dozens of other yachts and marine vessels in the Daffodil Marine Festival and Parade. Beginning at the TYC, near the Point Defiance Ferry Terminal, the Parade continues on along the waterfront to the Thea Foss Waterway in Downtown Tacoma, which makes for more than one beautiful place to stay dry landside to watch the parade and enjoy the Festival’s beautiful day on the water.

 

Apr 27-May 1 (253) 752-7707

Tacoma Rainiers vs Sacramento River Cats

Cheney Stadium, 2502 S Tyler St, Tacoma

The boys are back in town for another season of great baseball & family fun!  Additional home games: May 6-9 vs New Orleans Zephyrs, May 11-14 vs Round Rock Express, May 23-26 vs Fresno Grizzlies, June 5-8 vs Reno Aces, June 9-11 vs Las Vegas 51s, June 17-20 vs Salt Lake Bees, June 26-29 vs Las Vegas 51s, June 30-July 3 vs Albuquerque Isotopes, July 10 – Triple-A Home Run Derby, July 12 – Triple-A All-Star Game, July 13-16 vs Fresno Grizzlies, July 21-24 vs Sacramento River Cats, Aug 3-6 vs Memphis Redbirds, Aug 7-10 vs Nashville Sounds, Aug 11-14 vs Reno Aces, Aug 19-22 vs El Paso Chihuahuas, Aug 28-31 vs Salt Lake Bees.  $13.50 adults, $12.50 children/seniors/military, $25.50 box set.

 

Apr 30   (253) 301-1321

Tacoma City Marathon, Half Marathon, and 5K

Tacoma Narrows Airport, Gig Harbor & Tacoma Art Museum, Tacoma

7am Marathon/Marathon Relay.  8am Half-Marathon.  8am 5K.  11:30am Kids Marathon.