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Saturday, December 2

China Lake Volunteer Work Party

9:00 am

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. Volunteers are removing invasive ... More
A 19th Century Christmas

11:00 am

Take a break from the hustle and bustle of modern holidays and experience a real old-fashioned Christmas at Fort Nisqually Living History Museum. A highlight of the event is the arrival of the yule log, towed in by young visitors at 1 pm. Ev... More

Friday, December 8

STAR Center Indoor Movie Series
Join us at STAR Center for a free indoor movie! Tonight we're showing The Polar Express on the big screen. Bring blankets, pillows or low chairs to relax on. Admission is free. Children must be accompanied by an adult. November 17 - Spid... More
Family Movie Night at Portland Ave

7:30 pm

Join us at Portland Avenue Community Center for the free indoor movie "Rise of the Guardians." Movie will be shown on large indoor screen. Free popcorn! You are welcome to bring bean bags, game chairs, pillows, etc. for comfortable... More

Saturday, December 9

Franklin Park Volunteer Work Party

9:00 am

Help restore your local park's natural area every second Saturday. Our Habitat steward and volunteers are there to provide a fun, open, and secure place to play, learn and grow. Volunteers are removing invasive plants and keeping the par... More
Wapato Hills Volunteer Work Party

9:00 am

Help restore your local park's natural area every second Saturday. Our Habitat steward and volunteers are there to provide a fun, open, and secure place to play, learn and grow. Volunteers are removing invasive plants and keeping the par... More
Ryan's Park Volunteer Work Party

9:00 am

Help restore your local park's natural area every first Saturday. Our habitat steward Luis Yanez and volunteers are there to provide a fun, open, and secure place to play, learn and grow. Volunteers are removing invasive plants and ... More

Sunday, December 10

Second Sunday Music

1:00 pm

This month's concert features Ken Jacobsen - Guitarist, Cellist, Composer. 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 th... More

Monday, December 11

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 Meetings The Board meets at 6 pm on the second and fourth Mondays of each month in the Board Room at Metr... More

Wednesday, December 13

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. The public ... More
Story Hour

11:00 am

Join Bonnie Beaudoin in the tropical atmosphere of the Conservatory for storytelling along with a short hands-on art project. This month featuring Winter Gardens: Fox's Garden by Princesse Camcam Art: Snowflake Design Kids will have ... More

Saturday, December 16

Point Defiance 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. Water... More
Oak Tree Park Volunteer Work Party

9:00 am

Help restore your local park's natural area every third Saturday. Our Habitat steward and volunteers are there to provide a fun, open, and secure place to play, learn, and grow. Volunteers are removing invasive plants and keeping the par... More
McKinley Park Volunteer Work Party

9:00 am

Help restore your local park's green space every 3rd Saturday. All ages welcome. Bring your garden gloves, wear long pants, long sleeved shirt and closed-toed shoes that you don't mind getting dirty. We will provide litter bag... More

Sunday, December 17

Swan Creek Food Forest Work Party

1:00 pm

Location: E 42nd and E Roosevelt.  Meet at the south end of the permeable parking lot in Swan Creek Park. Our work parties manage the many aspects of the 1 acre Food Forest, est. 2013. walking trails strategic edible planti... More

Monday, December 18

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). M... More

Thursday, December 21

Third Thursday Extended Hours

10:00 am

Cancelled - The Conservatory will close at 5:30 pm on December 21. Visit the Conservatory during extended hours every third Thursday of each month! Conservatory hours on this day are 10am - 7pm. From the extra daylight hours during the su... More

Saturday, December 23

CANCELLED - Charlotte's Blueberry Park Volunteer Work Party

9:00 am

EVENT CANCELLED FOR DEC. Help restore your local park's natural area every fourth Saturday. Our habitat steward and Friends of Blueberry Park volunteers are there to provide a fun, open, and secure place to play, learn, and grow. Volu... More
Wapato Lake Volunteer Work Party

9:00 am

Help restore your local park's natural area every fourth Saturday. Our Habitat steward and volunteers are there to provide a fun, open, and secure place to play, learn, and grow. Volunteers are removing invasive plants and keeping the pa... More

Monday, December 25

Park Board Meeting-cancelled
This meeting has been cancelled. A five-member Board of Park Commissioners governs Metro Parks Tacoma and is the policy determining body for the park district. Regular Meetings The Board meets at 6 pm on the second and fourth Mondays of ... More

Wednesday, December 27

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. The public ... More

Friday, December 29

Winter Wildland
Get in the holiday spirit at Northwest Trek Wildlife Park and watch animals enjoy winter-themed enrichments like ice piles and trees decorated with treats. Enjoy a narrated tour of the park's free-roaming area from the comfort of a heated t... More

Saturday, December 30

Winter Wildland
Get in the holiday spirit at Northwest Trek Wildlife Park and watch animals enjoy winter-themed enrichments like ice piles and trees decorated with treats. Enjoy a narrated tour of the park's free-roaming area from the comfort of a heated t... More

Sunday, December 31

Winter Wildland
Get in the holiday spirit at Northwest Trek Wildlife Park and watch animals enjoy winter-themed enrichments like ice piles and trees decorated with treats. Enjoy a narrated tour of the park's free-roaming area from the comfort of a heated t... More