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Saturday, August 1

Salmon Derby: South King County Puget Sound Anglers
The largest Salmon Derby in the Seattle Tacoma area will once again held by South King County PSA and hosted by the Point Defiance Marina. Enjoy sponsor booths and displays near the Marina. Weigh in is at 1 pm with an awards assembly once... More
Tiptoe Through the Tidepools

11:00 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
Crafts of the Past -- Tin Whistle

11:00 am

Music has long been a part of Ricketts' life. He learned to play the clarinet in his youth and has played clarinet with the Port Townsend Community Orchestra for 27 years. He helped form the Port Townsend Summer Band and has played saxophone in... More

Sunday, August 2

Crafts of the Past -- Tin Whistle

11:00 am

Music has long been a part of Ricketts' life. He learned to play the clarinet in his youth and has played clarinet with the Port Townsend Community Orchestra for 27 years. He helped form the Port Townsend Summer Band and has played saxophone in... 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

Tuesday, August 4

National Night Out & Summer Bash

5:00 pm

Celebrate with your neighbors at National Night Out. Free. People's Center1602 South Martin Luther King Jr WayTacoma, WAVIEW THE SUMMER BASH & MOVIE LINEUP ... More

Friday, August 7

Tacoma FootGolf Open
Play at the Pacific Northwest's premier FootGolf event. Join Amateur and Professional Players of all skill levels from around the globe in the exciting new game of FootGolf. Amateur Championship Experience Be among the first to p... More

Saturday, August 8

Tacoma FootGolf Open
Play at the Pacific Northwest's premier FootGolf event. Join Amateur and Professional Players of all skill levels from around the globe in the exciting new game of FootGolf. Amateur Championship Experience Be among the first to p... More
Crafts of the Past -- Punch and Judy Puppetry
Boyce first learned about Punch and Judy puppet shows as a member of the teen Apprentice Interpreter program at Fort Nisqually. Continuing her interest during college, she traveled to England and trained with professional Punch prof... More
Sharks!
Explore the watery world of sharks! Join us for a weekend jam-packed with shark-themed activities. Enjoy games and hands-on activities, learn about shark conservation and join us in pledging to protect sharks around the world! More event ... More
Salmon Derby: Puget Sound Anglers Gig Harbor Chapter
Enter one of the biggest tournaments in the south sound and win prizes. Sponsored by Puget Sound Anglers-Gig Harbor. Enjoy sponsor booths and displays near the Marina. Weigh in is at 2 pm with an awards assembly once all fish are weighe... More
Ryan's Park Volunteer Work Party

8:00 am

Help restore your local park's natural area and wetland every first Saturday.(Please note change August 2015 only: this was previously scheduled from 9 am-12:00 on Saturday, August 1.)Our new Habitat Steward Luis Yanez is a highly qualified cit... 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-Wapato Hills 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
Brigade Encampment

11:00 am

Guests will be transported back to 1855 during one of the largest museum events of the year as re-enactors set up dozens of tents at Fort Nisqually Living History Museum. Brigade Encampment is Saturday an... More

Sunday, August 9

Tacoma FootGolf Open
Play at the Pacific Northwest's premier FootGolf event. Join Amateur and Professional Players of all skill levels from around the globe in the exciting new game of FootGolf. Amateur Championship Experience Be among the first to p... More
Crafts of the Past -- Punch and Judy Puppetry
Boyce first learned about Punch and Judy puppet shows as a member of the teen Apprentice Interpreter program at Fort Nisqually. Continuing her interest during college, she traveled to England and trained with professional Punch prof... More
Brigade Encampment

11:00 am

Guests will be transported back to 1855 during one of the largest museum events of the year as re-enactors set up dozens of tents at Fort Nisqually Living History Museum. Brigade Encampment is Saturday an... 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
Ravenous: A Carnivorous Plant Talk

1:00 pm

Learn about the fascinating world of carnivorous plants through this interactive lecture with the owners of Sarracenia Northwest.$3 suggested donationW.W. Seymour Botanical Conservatory316 South G St.(253) 591-5330 More

Monday, August 10

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, August 12

Explore the Shore
Zoo naturalists accompany participants on low tide beach walks, where kids and adults will learn to identify tide pool animals and record their presence and location for addition to the scientific NatureMapping database (www. http://natur... More
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
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

Saturday, August 15

Puget Sound Anglers South Sound Derby
Enjoy sponsor booths and displays near the Point Defiance Marina.Weigh in is at 1 pm with an awards assembly once all fish are weighed in. Food available for purchase.Fishing derby begins at dawn. Pre-register prior to fishing at Point Defiance... 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
Oak Tree 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 ... 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-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
Crafts of the Past -- Ink and Watercolor Sketching

11:00 am

Kate Buike enjoys painting and sketching in the outdoors, and her sketches from sessions at Fort Nisqually have resulted in a series of notecards.  Buike is also a Fort re-enactor, and  she has developed an ink an... More
Summer Bash & Movie at Gray Middle School

6:30 pm

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

Sunday, August 16

Crafts of the Past -- Ink and Watercolor Sketching

11:00 am

Kate Buike enjoys painting and sketching in the outdoors, and her sketches from sessions at Fort Nisqually have resulted in a series of notecards.  Buike is also a Fort re-enactor, and  she has developed an ink an... 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, August 17

Committee of the Whole-cancelled
This meeting has been cancelledCommittee 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.'&... More

Tuesday, August 18

Joint Study Session with Tacoma City Council

12:00 pm

A five-member Board of Park Commissioners governs Metro Parks Tacoma and is the policy determining body for the park district.Joint Study Session with Tacoma City CouncilTuesday, August 18; Noon 733 Market St., Room 16, Tacoma, WA More

Thursday, August 20

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
Thirsty Summer Nights 5k

7:00 pm

Thirsty Summer Nights 5kThursday, August 207 pmTitlow ParkLEARN  MORE More

Friday, August 21

Summer Bash & Movie at Norpoint

6:30 pm

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

Saturday, August 22

Dock Fishing Derby
Join us for a day to fish with others who have a passion for dock fishing. Compete to win 3 winnable categories: Flounder, Sculpin, Coolest Catch.  A photographer will be on hand to get pictures of you and your catch! ... More
Relax and Renew

9:00 am

Relax and renew with an hour of guided meditation and gentle movement. No experience necessary, accessible to all.Wear comfortable clothes and bring a mat or pillow to sit on. Suggested donation $10. To reserve your spot call (253) 591-5330.W.W... More
Arctic Blast

9:30 am

Beat the heat! Join us for an arctic blast in the middle of summer. Watch animals cool off with special ice treats. More event info Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium5400 N. Pearl St.Tacoma 98407591-5337,&nbs... More
Family Nature Walk-McKinley 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, August 23

Crafts of the Past-- Native American Basket Weaving

11:00 am

Judy Bridges, a member of the Cowlitz Indian Tribe, is descended from five fur traders and their Native American wives.  Her baskets use both traditional and modern materials. She has been teaching and... 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, August 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 Metr... More

Wednesday, August 26

Capital Improvement Committee-cancelled
Today's meeting has been cancelled. 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 bo... More

Friday, August 28

Explore the Shore
Zoo naturalists accompany participants on low tide beach walks, where kids and adults will learn to identify tide pool animals and record their presence and location for addition to the scientific NatureMapping database (www. http://natur... More

Saturday, August 29

Feeding Frenzy
All animals love to eat! See how keepers present food in creative ways to stimulate each animal’s natural food-finding behaviors and watch the animals enjoy specialized meals.Free with paid admission.N... More
Crafts of the Past -- Tintypes

11:00 am

Victoria Anderson will demonstrate the process behind creating the 19th century photographs commonly called tintypes. Technically known as the wet plate collodion photo process, it produces a direct positive image on a piece of meta... More
Summer Bash & Movie

6:30 pm

Portland Avenue Community Center is hosting this fun family event that will be held at STEWART HEIGHTS PARK. Get up to date information, including event changes or cancellation due to rain. Pack your snacks, blankets and lawn chairs and h... More

Sunday, August 30

Feeding Frenzy
All animals love to eat! See how keepers present food in creative ways to stimulate each animal’s natural food-finding behaviors and watch the animals enjoy specialized meals.Free with paid admission.N... More
Crafts of the Past -- Tintypes

11:00 am

Victoria Anderson will demonstrate the process behind creating the 19th century photographs commonly called tintypes. Technically known as the wet plate collodion photo process, it produces a direct positive image on a piece of meta... 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, August 31

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