March 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.


Mar 1   (253) 582-9400

Lakewood Chamber of Commerce General Membership Luncheon

Great American Casino, 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.


Mar 1-4   (866) 554-8559

Sewing & Stitchery Expo

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

Thurs-Sat 8am-6pm, Sun 8am-4pm.  The Sewing and Stichery Expo is the largest consumer sewing show in America.  Joanne Ross, Expo Director, says, "Sew Expo has something for every sewing enthusiast--with more than 100 seminars daily, hands-on workshops, a variety of style shows, and 400+ booths exhibiting the latest fabrics, tools and supplies."  There will guests from every State, Canada, Australia and Europe.  Call for admission prices.


Mar 3   (253) 383-3900

Asia Pacific Cultural Center Taste of Asia with Tea

4851 South Tacoma Way, Tacoma

11am-12pm.  Featuring Korea.   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.


Mar 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.


Mar 9-11   (800) 374-6463

Tacoma Remodeling Expo

Greater Tacoma Convention & Trade Center, Exhibition Hall, 1500 Broadway, Tacoma

Fri 12-7pm, Sat 10am-7pm, Sun 11am-5pm.  As Tacoma’s one-stop remodeling expo, you’ll connect with some of the most knowledgeable and experienced remodeling and building experts in the region. $3 adults, children under 18 free.


Mar 16-17   (253) 588-8495

Friends of Lakewood Library Book Sale

Lakewood Library, 6300 Wildaire SW, Lakewood

Fri-Sat 10am-4:30pm.  Come shop for a variety of materials for all ages and interests including hardback and paperback fiction and non-fiction, children's books, computer and business, cookbooks, anthropology, poetry, sports, pet care, mysteries, family and parenting, health and fitness, fantasy, interior design, literature, audio books, DVDs, CDs and LP records and much more. Sales are held at the Lakewood Library, 6300 Wildaire Road S.W. in Lakewood. As a bonus, the more than 35,000 books are shelved, categorized and re-stocked.  For more information:


Mar 17   (253) 301-1321

St. Paddy's Day 5K-10k-Half-Marathon

815 Pacific Ave, Tacoma

8:00 a.m..  5k/10k half marathon; kid's 1k.


Mar 17   (253) 584-0252

Girl Scout Troops “Operation Cookie Drop”

Mountain View Memorial Park,4100 Steilacoom Blvd. SW, Lakewood

10am-12pm.  Girl Scout Troops Conduct ‘Operation Cookie Drop’ to Benefit U.S. Military Personnel and their Families.   You are invited to purchase your favorite cookies – Thin Mints, S’mores, Samoas, Tagalongs and more. All donations up to $500 will be matched by Mountain View, and those donating $5 or more will receive a small token of appreciation. Girl Scouts will also have a card-making station for those who wish to write letters of appreciation to military personnel. 


Mar 18   (253) 582-5838

Historic Fort Steilacoom "Veterans of the Civil War and PTS"

Quarters 2, 9601 Steilacoom Blvd SW,  Lakewood

2pm.  Col. Russell Hicks, M.D. and psychiatrist will present a topic on PTSD during the Civil War. He will also discuss aspects of its evolving diagnosis.  Donations accepted.


Mar 23   (253) 383-9463

Port of Tacoma’s Free Bus Tour

3600 Port of Tacoma Rd, Tacoma

1-2:30pm. 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.  Reservations required.


Mar 24   (253) 305-1022

Mud Run

Swan Creek Park, E 44th St & T, Tacoma

10am.  11:30am. 

The Mud Run is a family friendly 2-mile event that takes participants off the city streets and sidewalks and onto local trails.  $40/person.