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Wednesday, July 1

Story Hour in the Conservatory

11:00 am

Join Bonnie Beaudoin in the tropical atmosphere of the Conservatory for monthly storytelling along with a short hands-on science and art project.Kids will have fun learning about nature and plants through stories and crafts.Today, the book ... More

Friday, July 3

Tiptoe through the Tidepools

11:30 am

Tiptoe through the TidepoolsAll ages, FreeBring your family to explore the beach, learn about tide pool life and have lots of fun during some of the lowest tides of the year! Wear shoes to protect you from the rocky beach and bring plenty of wa... More

Saturday, July 4

Free Swimming at Tacoma Pools
Visit one of our outdoor pools today and receive FREE admission! (Pool capacity is limited) Kandle Pool: Noon - 5 ... More
Crafts of the Past -- Weaving with Karen Haas
Karen Haas has been practicing traditional weaving methods for 15 years. Haas learned from other weavers and now demonstrates at numerous Pacific Northwest living history sites and events including Fort Nisqually, San Juan Island National Histo... More

Sunday, July 5

Crafts of the Past -- Weaving with Karen Haas
Karen Haas has been practicing traditional weaving methods for 15 years. Haas learned from other weavers and now demonstrates at numerous Pacific Northwest living history sites and events including Fort Nisqually, San Juan Island National Histo... More
Sunday Farmers Markets at STAR and Norpoint

11:00 am

Enjoy local produce and crafts every Sunday in a neighborhood near you. Watch the kids play a game of ball or splash in the sprayground, have lunch and pick up groceries for the week ahead.Farmer's Markets in South Tacoma and NE Tacoma make it ... More

Wednesday, July 8

Story Hour in the Conservatory

11:00 am

Join Bonnie Beaudoin in the tropical atmosphere of the Conservatory for monthly storytelling along with a short hands-on science and art project.Kids will have fun learning about nature and plants through stories and crafts.Today, the book ... More
Capital Improvement Committee

5:30 pm

This is a special meeting of the Capital Improvement Committee.The Capital Improvement Committee meets two Wednesdays per month (every Wednesday following a Board Meeting) to review, influence, facilitate and monitor the capital improvement... More

Thursday, July 9

Championship Baseball at Cheney Stadium

5:00 pm

Cheer for your favorite team during the Metro Parks Tacoma youth competitive baseball championship games. Free! More

Saturday, July 11

Crafts of the Past -- Sheep to Shawl
Heather Kibbey and Mickey Pederson have each been spinning, weaving, knitting, crocheting, and tatting for more than 40 years. Both Mickey and Heather are regular volunteers at Fort Nisqually Living History Museum and often mentor other volunte... More
Franklin Park Volunteer Work Party

9:00 am

Help restore your local park's green spaces every second Saturday. all ages OK bring garden gloves, wear long pants, long-sleeved shirt and close-toed shoes that you don't mind getting di... More
Julia's Gulch Volunteer Work Party

9:00 am

Help restore your local park's green spaces every second Saturday. all ages OK bring garden gloves, wear long pants, long-sleeved shirt and close-toed shoes that you don't mind getting dirty w... More
Wapato Hills Volunteer Work Party

9:00 am

Help restore your local park's green spaces every second Saturday. all ages OK bring garden gloves, wear long pants, long-sleeved shirt and close-toed shoes that you don't mind getting dirty we will pro... More
Family Nature Walk-Swan Creek Park

10:00 am

Explore Tacoma's Parks during this free naturalist-led walk. Discover amazing plants and animals and how they adapt to the seasons. Walks are organized and led by Tacoma Nature Center staff. ... More

Sunday, July 12

Crafts of the Past -- Sheep to Shawl
Heather Kibbey and Mickey Pederson have each been spinning, weaving, knitting, crocheting, and tatting for more than 40 years. Both Mickey and Heather are regular volunteers at Fort Nisqually Living History Museum and often mentor other volunte... More
Sunday Farmers Markets at STAR and Norpoint

11:00 am

Enjoy local produce and crafts every Sunday in a neighborhood near you. Watch the kids play a game of ball or splash in the sprayground, have lunch and pick up groceries for the week ahead.Farmer's Markets in South Tacoma and NE Tacoma make it ... More
Second Sunday Music Series

1:00 pm

Enjoy live acoustic music among lush tropical floral displays on the second Sunday of every month.The performers reflect a wide spectrum of musical tastes and the music is intended to appeal to audiences of all ages and sensibilities.Most of th... More

Monday, July 13

Park Board Meeting
A five-member Board of Park Commissioners governs Metro Parks Tacoma and is the policy determining body for the park district.Regular MeetingsThe Board meets at 6 pm on the second and fourth Mondays of each month in the Board Room at Metr... More

Wednesday, July 15

Wounded Warriors Fishing Trip

7:00 am

Free fishing trip and bbq for wounded warrior veterans and their family hosted by boathouse tenants.Point Defiance Marina5912 N. Waterfront Dr.(253) 591-5325 More
Story Hour in the Conservatory

11:00 am

Join Bonnie Beaudoin in the tropical atmosphere of the Conservatory for monthly storytelling along with a short hands-on science and art project.Kids will have fun learning about nature and plants through stories and crafts.Today, the book ... More
Capital Improvement Committee

5:30 pm

The Capital Improvement Committee meets two Wednesdays per month (every Wednesday following a Board Meeting) to review, influence, facilitate and monitor the capital improvement program, including bond projects, for the district. The publ... More

Thursday, July 16

Third Thursday at the Conservatory

10:00 am

Stop by the W.W. Seymour Botanical Conservatory during extended evening hours and tour this beloved icon from Tacoma's past. Free admission.Exotic Tropical plants and floral displays await you at the conservatory in Wright Park. This historic g... More
Shakespeare's Comedy or Tragedy?

6:30 pm

Enjoy scenes from various Shakespearean comedies and tragedies, performed by Metro Arts Theatre students; the audience can choose to participate in small sections of each.$3 suggested donationW.W. Seymour Botanical Conservatory316 South G St. i... More

Friday, July 17

Northwest Trek's 40th Birthday
Join the fun at Northwest Trek Wildlife Park this weekend and help celebrate 40 years of learning, conservation, and fun! Free with admission. nwtrek.org More
Half Day for Half Price

9:30 am

Discounted Half-Price Admission gets visitors four-and-a-half hours of animal watching, close encounters, a live animal show and more: all for as little as $4.25 for tots, $6.50 for youths, $8 for seniors and $8.50 for adults.Visiting hours... More
Zoobilee

5:30 pm

Guests will enjoy a stroll through the zoo peppered with live entertainment, traveling hors d’oeuvres, cocktails, and a silent auction featuring unique experiences--including never-before-offered animal encounters. Diners will be in... More
Family Fun Night

6:00 pm

Time-tested family fun!Families are invited to bring their own picnic dinner to the Fort, located in Point Defiance Park, and join in games, dancing, and relay races with the Fort’s re-enactors. “The candy cannon is definitely the h... More

Saturday, July 18

Northwest Trek's 40th Birthday
Join the fun at Northwest Trek Wildlife Park this weekend and help celebrate 40 years of learning, conservation, and fun! Free with admission. nwtrek.org More
Crafts of the Past -- Broommaking
Working on equipment that dates to the 1800s, John Simurdak will be making Shaker-style brooms from broomcorn. The Shaker community in upstate New York is credited with changing the shape of brooms in the 1830s. Previously always roun... More
Point Defiance Marina Beach Cleanup

9:00 am

Get hooked on helping at these cleanup events held every 3rd Saturday at the Point Defiance Marina. Join other volunteers to make a difference in the health and cleanliness of our beaches. Meet at Point Defiance Marina Complex, 5912 N. Wate... More
Swan Creek Demolition Run

9:00 am

Swan Creek Demolition Run 5kSaturday, July 189 amSwan Creek ParkLEARN  MORE More
Oak Treek Park Volunteer Work Party

9:00 am

Help restore your local park's green spaces every third Saturday. all ages OK bring garden gloves, wear long pants, long-sleeved shirt and close-toed shoes that you don't mind get... More
McKinley Park Volunteer Work Party

9:00 am

Help restore your local park's green spaces every second Saturday. all ages OK bring garden gloves, wear long pants, long-sleeved shirt and close-toed shoes that you don't mind getting dirty we will... More
Family Nature Walk-Wapato Park

10:00 am

Explore Tacoma's Parks during this free naturalist-led walk. Discover amazing plants and animals and how they adapt to the seasons. Walks are organized and led by Tacoma Nature Center staff. ... More
'The Earth has music for those who Listen'

2:00 pm

Performance by Classical Singer Teresa Lin.This vocal performance is part of the floral exhibit:SHAKESPEARE IN BLOOM Jun. 30-Aug. 3A rich knowledge of plants and plant-lore are woven throughout Shakespeare's work. see and learn about some o... More

Sunday, July 19

Northwest Trek's 40th Birthday
Join the fun at Northwest Trek Wildlife Park this weekend and help celebrate 40 years of learning, conservation, and fun! Free with admission. nwtrek.org More
Crafts of the Past -- Broommaking
Working on equipment that dates to the 1800s, John Simurdak will be making Shaker-style brooms from broomcorn. The Shaker community in upstate New York is credited with changing the shape of brooms in the 1830s. Previously always roun... More
Food Truck Fest

11:00 am

Tacoma, isn’t it time you come to your senses? Tantalize your taste buds, savor the scents, feast your eyes on nature's beauty, and devour the sounds of great local music.Sunday, July 19, 2015 11 am - 5 pmWright Park, 501 South I St.&... More
Sunday Farmers Markets at STAR and Norpoint

11:00 am

Enjoy local produce and crafts every Sunday in a neighborhood near you. Watch the kids play a game of ball or splash in the sprayground, have lunch and pick up groceries for the week ahead.Farmer's Markets in South Tacoma and NE Tacoma make it ... More

Monday, July 20

Committee of the Whole
Committee of the Whole meetings are normally held at 5:30 pm on the 3rd and 5th (if there is one) Mondays of each month. All 5 Board members are scheduled to attend. The format is a 'Work Session.' (no public comment).Metro ... More

Wednesday, July 22

Story Hour in the Conservatory

11:00 am

Join Bonnie Beaudoin in the tropical atmosphere of the Conservatory for monthly storytelling along with a short hands-on science and art project.Kids will have fun learning about nature and plants through stories and crafts.Today, the book ... More

Thursday, July 23

Shakespeare's Comedy or Tragedy?

4:30 pm

Enjoy scenes from various Shakespearean comedies and tragedies, performed by Metro Arts Theatre students; the audience can choose to participate in small sections of each.$3 suggested donationW.W. Seymour Botanical Conservatory316 South G... More

Friday, July 24

Friday at the Fort

6:00 pm

Adults enjoy a night out at Fort Nisqually’s Friday at the FortBring your friends and enjoy a summertime party in the most unique setting in Puget Sound—Fort Nisqually. The 6th Annual Friday at the Fort will be held on Friday, July ... More

Saturday, July 25

Ethnic Fest
Celebrating Culture & Community for Over 25 years!Since 1986 the festival has featured the many cultures and ethnic groups that make Pierce County a great place to live. Enjoy two full days of music, dance, art, and foods from around the wo... More
Ethnic Fest Outdoor Movie
Pack your snacks, blankets and lawn chairs and head to the park for a free outdoor movie for the whole family! Summer Bash – featuring Click! Mobile Movies – is a summertime tradition in Tacoma. This summer, enjoy family... More
Graced in Glass
This weekend is the opening of the Fort Nisqually’s exhibit "Graced in Glass," which explores the history of trade beads in the Pacific Northwest and features a display of 19th and 20th century Native American beadwork. During the weekend... More
Tiger Conservation Weekend

10:00 am

Pounce over to the Zoo for this celebration that is purrfect for the entire family. Make a cat-like connection with our resident tigers and watch them enjoy special treats and toys designed by their keepers.  More event info » ... More
Family Nature Walk-Oak Tree Park

10:00 am

Explore Tacoma's Parks during this free naturalist-led walk. Discover amazing plants and animals and how they adapt to the seasons. Walks are organized and led by Tacoma Nature Center staff. ... More
Family Nature Walk-Tacoma Nature Center

1:00 pm

Explore Tacoma's Parks during this free naturalist-led walk. Discover amazing plants and animals and how they adapt to the seasons. Walks are organized and led by Tacoma Nature Center staff. ... More

Sunday, July 26

Ethnic Fest
Celebrating Culture & Community for Over 25 years!Since 1986 the festival has featured the many cultures and ethnic groups that make Pierce County a great place to live. Enjoy two full days of music, dance, art, and foods from around the wo... More
Graced in Glass
This weekend is the opening of the Fort Nisqually’s exhibit "Graced in Glass," which explores the history of trade beads in the Pacific Northwest and features a display of 19th and 20th century Native American beadwork. During the weekend... More
Tiger Conservation Weekend

10:00 am

Pounce over to the Zoo for this celebration that is purrfect for the entire family. Make a cat-like connection with our resident tigers and watch them enjoy special treats and toys designed by their keepers.  More event info » ... More
Sunday Farmers Markets at STAR and Norpoint

11:00 am

Enjoy local produce and crafts every Sunday in a neighborhood near you. Watch the kids play a game of ball or splash in the sprayground, have lunch and pick up groceries for the week ahead.Farmer's Markets in South Tacoma and NE Tacoma make it ... More

Monday, July 27

Park Board Meeting
A five-member Board of Park Commissioners governs Metro Parks Tacoma and is the policy determining body for the park district.Regular MeetingsThe Board meets at 6 pm on the second and fourth Mondays of each month in the Board Room at Metr... More

Wednesday, July 29

Capital Improvement Committee
The Capital Improvement Committee meets two Wednesdays per month (every Wednesday following a Board Meeting) to review, influence, facilitate and monitor the capital improvement program, including bond projects, for the district. Th... More
Story Hour in the Conservatory

11:00 am

Join Bonnie Beaudoin in the tropical atmosphere of the Conservatory for monthly storytelling along with a short hands-on science and art project.Kids will have fun learning about nature and plants through stories and crafts.Today, the book ... More

Friday, July 31

Kandle Park Sunset Cinema
Pack your snacks, blankets and lawn chairs and head to the park for a free outdoor movie for the whole family! Summer Bash – featuring Click! Mobile Movies – is a summertime tradition in Tacoma. This summer, enjoy family... More
Shakespeare in the Park

7:00 pm

Get to know Shakespeare through one of  his comedies, performed by actors from The Seattle Shakespeare Co.FreeWright Park501 South I St.Tacoma, 98405Look for this event near South I and South 4th St. directly to the left (North) of the res... More