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Saturday, May 4

Spring Native Plant Sale

9:00 am

Landscape your yard with plants that are native to our area. Planting natives ensures the conservation of our precious water resources and provides habitat for local birds, mammals and insects. Native plants require less water and care than oth... More
China Lake Volunteer Work Party

9:00 am

Register Online   Help restore your local park's natural area every first Saturday. Our habitat steward and Friends of China Lake volunteers are there to provide a fun, open, and secure place to play, learn and grow. Vo... More
May the Fourth Be With You 5k

9:00 am

Are you a sci-fi fan who loves to run with the force? Get your favorite costume ready and join us for a 5k that loops around Wapato Park. All participants will receive a t-shirt and finisher medal. Race is chip-timed. Race begins at 9 am... More
Ryan's Park Volunteer Work Party

9:00 am

Register Online   Help restore your local park's natural area every first Saturday. Volunteers will learn about restoration efforts happening at Ryan's Park, as well as get hands on experience with how to ... More
Wild Wonders & Budgies Opening

9:30 am

Our Wild Wonders Outdoor Theater live animal show opens this weekend, with shows daily. And our Budgie Buddies habitat gives you the chance to meet and feed these friendly Aussie birds up close.   Find out more here. More
Point Defiance Marina Spring Swap Meet

10:00 am

SHOP Pick up some gently used fishing and boating gear. SELL Clean out lockers or garages of tackle and gear others may really need! Booths Register now for a 10x10 space for $20 (tenants get $5 off). Covered space is limited. Regi... More
Seasoning from the Garden Herbal Workshop

10:00 am

Join us at W.W. Seymour Botanical Conservatory with award-winning garden designer, writer and speaker Sue Goetz. Grow Flavor! Create herb seasoning salt mixes using herbs from your garden. Shake them on a fresh leafy salad or flavor up a mar... 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. Not recommended for strollers or children unde... More
Ranger-Led Nature Walk

1:00 pm

Meet the Park Ranger at the Rhododendron Garden Pavilion for an exploration of the plants and animals in the special old-growth forest of Point Defiance Park. Not recommended for strollers, wheelchairs, or children under 3. Free. Reserve ... More