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Saturday, November 1

Family Nature Walk - Titlow 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
Arts of the Fur Trade

11:00 am

Dozens of re-enactors will bring the Fort to life as they share their talents and creations. There will be demonstrations of blacksmithing, cooking, spinning, basket weaving, woodworking, along with a variety of music. Families can try their ha... 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

Monday, November 3

Committee of the Whole

5:30 pm

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. Today's meeting is a special addition to the usual schedule. The format&n... More

Saturday, November 8

Career Day at the Zoo
Have you ever wondered what it’d be like to be a zookeeper, marine biologist, or zoo veterinarian? Find out during Career Day! Staff Biologists will talk about their jobs and participants will observe presentations on training and a... More
Relax and Renew

9:00 am

Relax and renew with an hour of guided meditation & gentle movement. No experience necessary, accessible to all. Wear comfortable clothes and bring a mat or pillow to sit on. ... More
Family Nature Walk - McKinley Park

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
Pier Peer in Tacoma

7:30 pm

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! See and touch creatures brought up from the deep by local divers. Participate in a ... More

Sunday, November 9

Second Sunday Concert 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, November 10

Veterans Appreciation Days
In celebration of Veterans Day, we are offering free admission to all individuals who are currently serving or have honorably served in the U.S. military on Monday, Nov. 10 and Tuesday, Nov. 11. Immediate family members will receive half-off ge... More
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 Metro Pa... More

Tuesday, November 11

Veterans Appreciation Days
In celebration of Veterans Day, we are offering free admission to all individuals who are currently serving or have honorably served in the U.S. military on Monday, Nov. 10 and Tuesday, Nov. 11. Immediate family members will receive half-off ge... More

Wednesday, November 12

Story Hour at the Conservatory

11:00 am

Join Bonnie Beaudoin among the Conservatory's beautiful flowers for monthly story telling along with a short hands-on science and art project! November 12Leaf Man by Lois ElhertScience: Why Autumn Leaves Change ColorArt: Leaf Design or ... More
Capital Improvement Committee

5:30 pm

This 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 public is invited to attend. ... More

Thursday, November 13

Lecture: History of the Conservatory & Wright Park

6:00 pm

Help celebrate the Conservatory's 106th birthday with a short but fascinating talk about its history given by Metro Parks Tacoma historian Melissa McGinnis. Followed by light refreshments.W.W. Seymour Conservatory316 South G St.Tacoma Wa 98405(... More

Saturday, November 15

Point Defiance Beach Clean Up

9:00 am

Get hooked on helping at these clean up 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. Waterfr... More

Monday, November 17

Committee of the Whole Meeting Cancelled

5:30 pm

The November 17 Committee of the Whole Meeting has been cancelled.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 fo... More

Thursday, November 20

Destination Point Defiance - 3rd Thursday Community Dialogues - Cancelled

5:30 pm

This November and December meetings have been cancelled. Meetings should resume in January 2015. Want to learn more about Point Defiance Park? Come to Destination Point Defiance – 3rd Thursday Community Dialogues about both near-term and... More

Saturday, November 22

Relax and Renew

9:00 am

Relax and renew with an hour of guided meditation & gentle movement. No experience necessary, accessible to all. Wear comfortable clothes and bring a mat or pillow to sit on. ... More

Monday, November 24

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 Metro Pa... More

Wednesday, November 26

Capital Improvement Committee
This 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 public is invited to attend. ... More

Thursday, November 27

Norpoint Turkey Trot

9:00 am

Join us Thanksgiving morning for the Norpoint Turkey Trot, Tacoma's original and largest Turkey Trot! The event is “stuffed” with holiday activities and features a 5k run, 2-mile run/walk and a kids trot. The race has been ... More

Friday, November 28

Zoolights
Bundle up and stroll the Zoo as it comes aglow with more than a half-million lights. Warm up in the steamy South Pacific Aquarium, ride a camel or take a spin on the antique carousel. Be inspired by dazzling animal-themed displays, includi... More
Let It Snow!

6:00 pm

Create holiday memories and revel in the winter magic of the Conservatory as the interior is transformed into a glittering snowglobe. Fairy lights will twinkle and snow will fall as guests enjoy our grand floral exhibit and hot cocoa.W.W. Seymo... More

Saturday, November 29

Favorite Things - Opening Day
An intricately woven Native American blanket, a shimmering silk bonnet, and a powderhorn with amateur scrimshaw all have a story to tell. The beautiful, the unusual, and the ordinary come together in this exhibit of objects fro... More
Zoolights
Bundle up and stroll the Zoo as it comes aglow with more than a half-million lights. Warm up in the steamy South Pacific Aquarium, ride a camel or take a spin on the antique carousel. Be inspired by dazzling animal-themed displays, includi... More

Sunday, November 30

Zoolights
Bundle up and stroll the Zoo as it comes aglow with more than a half-million lights. Warm up in the steamy South Pacific Aquarium, ride a camel or take a spin on the antique carousel. Be inspired by dazzling animal-themed displays, includi... More