June 2018

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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.


June (Dates TBD)   (253) 581-1076

Steilacoom Summer Concert Series

Pioneer Orchard Park, 1700 Commercial St, Steilacoom

Wednesdays 6:30pm.  Free admission.

 

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 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.

 

June 1   (253) 588-2647

National Donut Day

Original House of Donuts, 9638 Gravelly Lake Dr SW, Lakewood

6am-6pm.  Come celebrate National Donut day with Original House of Donuts.

 

June 2   (253) 383-3900

Asia Pacific Cultural Center Taste of Asia with Tea

4851 South Tacoma Way, Tacoma

11am-12pm.  Featuring Burma.   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.

 

June 2   (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.

 

June 2   johnselby16@gmail.com 

Rainier to Ruston "An Adventure In Your Own Backyard"

Mt. Rainier National Park, Carbonado,

Rainier to Ruston is hosting it's 15th annual 50 mile run from the majestic base of Mount Rainier to the stunning waterfront of Tacoma. You're invited to celebrate National Trails Day with us on Saturday, June 3, 2017. Ultra Runners and Relay Runners will commemorate the old railroad by passing through bell standards in each town on the way to the sea. Be sure to attend the bell-ringing in your town!  Runners will traverse gorgeous forests, historic Washington towns and cites, ending the run along a beautiful waterfront finish with a view back to Mt. Rainier where they started. The downhill and flat course is a runners dream. We look forward to having you join us!

 

June 2   (253) 584-4106

Rhody Deadhead Party at Lakewold Gardens

12317 Gravelly Lake Dr SW, Lakewood

8:30am-12pm.  A great opportunity to get your hands dirty and help with care of our beautiful rhododendrons.  This fun, productive morning will start with complimentary breakfast at 8:30 am.  RSVP to Carol at cmanos@lakewoldgardens.org.

 

June 2   (253) 566-5656

University Place "Duck Daze"

27th & Bridgeport to 37th St, University Place

10am.   Fun, food and CARS!!! Free and easy garage parking, the best Parade around, great food and cool cars, it's a day youand your family will NOT want to miss!  After the annual Duck Daze Parade along Bridgeport Way, (27th to 37th St) head to Windmill Village for a tour of cool cars at the bigger than ever UPTown Cruisin’ car show! Fire Station 31 will be open to visitors and will be grilling up some of their famous hotdogs, hosting a  watermelon eating contest and have life jacket and helmet fittings! If you are feeling generous, bring canned food to donate to the local food bank or stop by the blood mobile which will be on site.

 

June 2-3   (253) 591-5337

Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium "World Ocean Weekend"

5400 N Pearl St, Tacoma

9:30am-5pm.  Dive in to experience the magic of ocean life as we celebrate World Ocean Weekend. Watch marine animals receive special enrichment treats and discover how you can help the ocean and its glorious creatures.

 

June 5   (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.

 

June 5   (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!

 

June 5   (253) 983-7887

Lakewood Farmers Market

Lakewood City Hall, 6000 Main St, Lakewood

Tuesdays, 10am-3pm.  Featuring fresh food, organic produce, arts, gluten free items, sweet treats, crafts, live entertainment and music, chef demonstrations and a Master Gardener speaker series. Additional dates:  June 12, 19, 26.  July 3, 10, 17, 24, 31.  Aug 7, 14, 21, 28.  Sept 4, 11.

 

June 7   (253) 582-9400

Lakewood Chamber of Commerce Annual Scholarship & General Membership Luncheon

Tacoma Country & Golf  Club,  13204 Country Club Dr SW, Lakewood

11:30am. 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.

 

June 9   (253) 403-3065

Sound to Narrows 2018

Vassault Park, Tacoma (starting & ending)

The Sound Narrows is the South Sound's kick-off to summer. Choose from the state's oldest 12k, or our fast and challenging 5k routes. After your race, enjoy a slew of vendors, fun bands, and camaraderie with fellow participants-celebrating 46 years.

 

June 12   (253) 983-7887

Lakewood Farmers Market

Lakewood City Hall, 6000 Main St, Lakewood

Tuesdays, 10am-3pm.  Featuring fresh food, organic produce, arts, gluten free items, sweet treats, crafts, live entertainment and music, chef demonstrations and a Master Gardener speaker series. Additional dates:  June 19, 26.  July 3, 10, 17, 24, 31.  Aug 7, 14, 21, 28.  Sept 4, 11.

 

June 13   (253) 320-4216

Caregiver Tips and Training: Caring for Your Loved One with Dementia

Franke Tobey Jones, 5340 North Bristol St,Tacoma
2-3:30pm.  Understanding dementia as a disease is a huge step forward in caring for ourselves and our loved ones. In this session, Jake will go through practical tips, training and tricks regarding caring for a person with the disease. This is the most hands-on of all the four presentations and will feature a large "Q&A" time.  Beverages and dessert will be served, and after the presentation we will offer a tour of our assisted living, memory care and/or skilled nursing if you would like to see any of these areas on our campus.  RSVP today to Carole at 253.320.4216 or at cvelez@franketobeyjones.com if you would like to attend! 

 

June 13   (253) 988-9968

AUSA Zombie Apocalypse 5K Run

Fort Steilacoom Park, 8714 87th Ave SW, Lakewood

5:40pm. We are hosting our Fifth Annual Zombie Apocalypse 5K! Runners will not only have to run 3.1 miles, but they’ll have to avoid getting “killed” by zombies that are roaming the race course.  Runners will be given a belt with 3 flags, finish the race with at least one flag and you are a survivor.  No flags and you are a ZOMBIE!

 

June 13-15   (253) 752-7707

Tacoma Rainiers vs Omaha Storm Chasers

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 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.

 

June 14-24   (253) 272-2336

LeMay Motorcycle Days

Marymount Event Center, 325 152nd St E, Tacoma

Tuesday-Saturday 9am-5pm.  Sunday 12-5pm.  Extended to 11 days of action, come visit the LeMay Collections at Marymount as motorcycles spanning the decades take over campus! With events for all ages, and interests, you will want to get your All-Access Pass to take it all in.

 

June 15   (800) 227-2345

Relay For Life of Central Pierce

Franklin Pierce High School, 11002 18th Ave E, Tacoma

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.

 

June 16   (253) 584-1040

Emergency Food Network "Casino Royale"

Tacoma Mountaineers Club, 2302 N 30th St, Tacoma

7-11pm.  Emergency Food Network’s Ambassador Board is hosting its 4th Annual Casino Royale fundraising event, with all proceeds benefiting Emergency Food Network.  $50/person.

 

June 16   (253) 582-5838

Historic Fort Steilacoom "United States Flag Retirement Ceremony"

9601 Steilacoom Blvd SW, Lakewood

10am.  With help from young Scouts, will conduct a dignified flag disposal ceremony. Bring your old, worn flags for proper disposal. Building tours will follow.  Donations accepted.

 

June 16   (253) 591-5339

Plough to Plate at Fort Nisqually

Point Defiance Park, 5400 N Pearl St, Tacoma

11am-5pm.  Discover farm to table, 19th century style, at Plough to Plate!  Throughout the day guests can tour the heritage kitchen garden and poultry house, orchard, and grain patch and learn how these relate to the agricultural history of the Fort. To get in on the act visitors can try churning butter and hauling water with a yoke.

 

June 16-19   (253) 752-7707

Tacoma Rainiers vs Iowa Cubs

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 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.

 

June 17   (253) 591-5337

Half-Price Dads' Day at Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium

5400 N Pearl St, Tacoma

9:30am-6pm.   Bring your dad to the Zoo for a wild time on this special day! Stroll through the open air Budgie Buddies exhibit to feed the friendly birds, touch a stingray and a sea star, see the live animal show, and more!

 

June 19   (253) 983-7887

Lakewood Farmers Market

Lakewood City Hall, 6000 Main St, Lakewood

Tuesdays, 10am-3pm.  Featuring fresh food, organic produce, arts, gluten free items, sweet treats, crafts, live entertainment and music, chef demonstrations and a Master Gardener speaker series. Additional dates:  June 26.  July 3, 10, 17, 24, 31.  Aug 7, 14, 21, 28.  Sept 4, 11.

 

June 20   (253) 584-4106

Fairyscapes in the Garden at Lakewold Gardens

12317 Gravelly Lake Dr SW, Lakewood

10am-4pm.  Join us for an amazing display of over 60 fairy houses scattered throughout our 10 acre garden.

 

June 20   (253) 983-2018

Steilacoom Farmers Market

LaFayette & Wilkes St, Steilacoom

Wednesdays 3-7pm.  Fresh produce, meat, cheese, flowers, and a variety of specialty foods and crafts will be offered as well as prepared foods, perfect for picking up on the way to the concerts in the park.  Additional dates:  June 27.  July 4, 11, 18, 25.  Aug 1, 8, 15, 22, 29.  Free admission.

 

June 21-24   (253) 584-4106

Fairyfest at Lakewold Gardens

12317 Gravelly Lake Dr SW, Lakewood

Back by popular demand. This family-friendly event is sure to delight the young and young-at-heart with all

things fairy. Celtic music, beautiful dancing, art, and activities are fun for the whole family.

 

June 22-23   (253) 798-4049

49thTacoma Highland Games

Frontier Park, 21718 Meridian Ave E, Graham

Celtic Concert: Fri 6-9pm .  Games; Sat 8am-5pm.  $15 adult, $10seniors/military/ youth, 5 and under free.

 

June 22-24   (425) 295-3262

Emerald Queen Casino's Taste of Tacoma

Point Defiance Park, 5400 N Pearl, Tacoma

Fri-Sat 11am-9pm. Sun 11am-8pm.  Emerald Queen Casino's Taste of Tacoma® presented by BECU is the "Ultimate Summer Get Together" featuring over 40+ restaurants & vendors, all-new South Sound Bites local restaurant showcase, craft & commercial goods vendors, live music on 4 stages, live cooking demonstrations  & cook-offs at The Taste Cooks! stage, the Rose Garden which includes The Wine Bar and the Craft Beer Tasting, outdoor beer gardens, the Funtastic Carnival & more!

 

June 23   (253) 683-3954

Cruise-In at  America's Car Museum

2702 E D St, Tacoma

Celebrate summer with a FREE bash, join us for a car and motorcycle show, food trucks, a beer garden, music, vendors and more!

 

June 23-24   (360) 832-6117

Slug Fest at Northwest Trek

11610 Trek Dr E, Eatonville

9:30am-5pm.  May the slime be with you!  Slip, slide and slime at this truly Northwest festival - a celebration of slugs. Take a tentacled tram, make slug crafts and slide down a soapy track to victory in our Human Slug Race! Meet critters up close at Trailside Encounters, take selfies as a flower and find our giant slug statue to play on.

 

June 25-28   (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:  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.

 

June 26   (253) 983-7887

Lakewood Farmers Market

Lakewood City Hall, 6000 Main St, Lakewood

Tuesdays, 10am-3pm.  Featuring fresh food, organic produce, arts, gluten free items, sweet treats, crafts, live entertainment and music, chef demonstrations and a Master Gardener speaker series. Additional dates:  July 3, 10, 17, 24, 31.  Aug 7, 14, 21, 28.  Sept 4, 11.

 

June 27   (253) 983-2018

Steilacoom Farmers Market

LaFayette & Wilkes St, Steilacoom

Wednesdays 3-7pm.  Fresh produce, meat, cheese, flowers, and a variety of specialty foods and crafts will be offered as well as prepared foods, perfect for picking up on the way to the concerts in the park.  Additional dates:  July 4, 11, 18, 25.  Aug 1, 8, 15, 22, 29.  Free admission.

 

June 29-July 3   (253) 752-7707

Tacoma Rainiers vs Reno Aces

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:  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.

 

June 30   (253) 383-9463

Port of Tacoma’s Bus Tour

Fabulich Center, 3600 Port of Tacoma Rd, Tacoma

9:30-11am.  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.