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Wednesday, December 2

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... More

Thursday, December 3

Seymour Conservatory Public Meeting

6:00 pm

Metro Parks Tacoma is poised to embark on improvements to the W.W. Seymour Botanical Conservatory, and managers would like your input.The first of two public meetings to discuss renovation and expansion is scheduled for 6 p.m. Dec. 3 in the Met... More

Friday, December 4

Cancelled - Lavish Open House

5:00 pm

Cancelled - The previously planned open house at the start of our Grand Floral Exhibit, Lavish: A Festive Victorian Holiday has been cancelled. The exhibit itself will be open Dec. 4-Jan. 10 as scheduled.Please plan to attend our Victorian Holi... More

Saturday, December 5

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 gett... More
Ryan's Park Volunteer Work Party

9:00 am

Help restore your local park's natural area and wetland every first Saturday.Our new Habitat Steward Luis Yanez is a highly qualified citizen taking on the restoration of Ryan's Park. When he was a Lead for the Washington Conservation Corps (WC... More
Victorian Holiday Celebration

10:00 am

Visit with Santa, listen to children's stories and enjoy Victorian holiday cheer. $3 suggested donation. Photos $15.1-4 pm Carriage Rides to the Conservatory from Rankos. Check for more fun events at DickensFestival.net. Food Drive Nov.-Jan. 31... More
Holiday Cruise for People with Disabilities

11:00 am

This special cruise for people with disabilities tours Thea Foss waterway in beautiful, privately owned boats. Cruise the Thea Foss Waterway in comfort and style, dance to music and enjoy the festive holiday atmosphere. Enjoy sights and sounds ... 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

Wednesday, December 9

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 b... More

Friday, December 11

Let it Snow!

6:00 pm

See the Conservatory transformed into a glittering snow globe. $3 suggested donation.W.W. Seymour Botanical Conservatory316 South G St. in Wright Park(253) 591-5330 More

Saturday, December 12

Let it Snow!

6:00 pm

See the Conservatory transformed into a glittering snow globe. $3 suggested donation.W.W. Seymour Botanical Conservatory316 South G St. in Wright Park(253) 591-5330 More
Swan Creek Trail Volunteer Work Party

8:30 am

Join Washington Trails Association for an exciting new opportunity to work on trails in the Tacoma area. Swan Creek Park has several soft surface trails that can be combined to form some great loops that are several miles in length. We wi... 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
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

Sunday, December 13

Second Sunday Music Series

1:00 pm

Enjoy live acoustic music among lush tropical floral displays on the second Sunday of every month. This month's featured artist is Johnaye Kendrick.The performers reflect a wide spectrum of musical tastes and the music is intended to appeal to ... More

Monday, December 14

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

Tuesday, December 15

Foss Waterway Parks Public Meeting

6:00 pm

Metro Parks and the Foss Waterway Development Authority are working together to develop plans for Foss Waterway Park and Central Park, and the public is invited to participate in a public meeting at 6 p.m. Tuesday, December 15, at Metro Parks h... More

Wednesday, December 16

Capital Improvement Committee - Canceled

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, December 17

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
Winter Arts Showcase

6:30 pm

A variety of Metro Arts theater and dance genres and classes will be showcased in these FREE, informal performances held at Jason Lee Middle School Auditorium, 602 N. Sprague Ave, Tacoma. More

Saturday, December 19

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
Polar Bear Birthday Party

11:30 am

Wish the polar bears a happy birthday and enjoy a cold treat just like our polar bear pals. FREE with paid admission or membership. Skip the lines and enjoy a discount on general admission by purchasing online! Point ... More

Monday, December 21

Committee of the Whole - Canceled
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

Saturday, December 26

Winter Wildland
See animals throughout the park enjoy winter-themed enrichments like fruit, evergreen trees decorated with treats, ice piles, and snowmen!After watching critters explore their treats, enjoy a narrated tour of the park's free-roaming area fr... More
Wapato Park Work Party

9:00 am

Help restore your local park's green spaces. All ages OK. Bring garden gloves, wear long pants, long-sleeved shirt and closed-toed shoes that you don't mind getting dirty. We will provide litter bags and tools. Wapato ... More

Sunday, December 27

Winter Wildland
See animals throughout the park enjoy winter-themed enrichments like fruit, evergreen trees decorated with treats, ice piles, and snowmen!After watching critters explore their treats, enjoy a narrated tour of the park's free-roaming area fr... More

Monday, December 28

Park Board Meeting - Canceled
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, December 30

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