Pierce County Events Calendar

This calendar is the place to find fun events happening throughout Pierce County including Tacoma, Puyallup, , Lakewood and beyond.

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May
4
Sat
First Moon Fair: Let’s Talk About Menstruation @ YWCA
May 4 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Everyone should feel comfortable talking about menstruation. Let’s change the way we discuss it and give everyone all of the facts — it is a normal bodily function!

Come join us at First Moon Fair 10 a.m.-noon on Saturday, May 4 at the YWCA, 405 Broadway, Tacoma, Tacoma, WA 98405. Geared to ages 9-16, all genders are welcome! Free parking is available in staff lot across the street!

This is a free event. Information and activities include:

• MENSTRUATION MYTHS

• MEDICAL INFORMATION

• MENSTRUAL PRODUCT SHOW & TELL

• CRAMP SYMPATHY STATION

• ARTS & CRAFTS

• PERIOD POWER STICKERS & BUTTONS

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May
9
Thu
Entertaining the Troops in Wartime: The Early History of Armed Forces Radio @ Harbor History Museum
May 9 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Entertaining the Troops in Wartime: The Early History of Armed Forces Radio

As a complement to the “Bomber Boys: Portraits from the Front” exhibit currently on display, we are excited to welcome back audio historian and broadcaster, John Jensen for another Humanities in the Harbor presentation on Thursday, May 9, 2019 at 6:00 p.m.

During World War II, the War Department realized very quickly the need for keeping the morale up of America’s fighting forces abroad. One of the most effective and beneficial ways was through the launch on May 26, 1942 of a world-wide radio network called the Armed Forces Radio Service that would beam not only the popular programs of the day heard stateside, but specially made programming aimed at appealing to our servicemen and women. Stepping forward to contribute their time and talent during that period were many of Hollywood’s biggest motion picture and radio stars such as Bob Hope, Bing Crosby, Jack Benny, Dorothy Lamour, Lucille Ball and a host of others.

See and hear once again through original audio and rarely seen film clips the still powerful messaging that emerged from that dramatic time in American history. John Jensen shares rarely heard stories and anecdotes from Hollywood’s war effort, and shows examples of one of the most effective and successful forms of communications that was used to entertain, educate and inform our men and women in uniform during the war.

A former San Francisco broadcaster, John Jensen has been an avid collector of music, movies, and radio broadcasts of the 1930s and 40s. Early fascination led to employment as general manager of KMPX, a radio station devoted to playing the music and radio broadcasts of those years. He produced a world-wide radio broadcast honoring the US Navy 200th Anniversary, starring Bing Crosby, Mel Blanc, and other radio stars from the 1940s. In 1992, he directed the 50th Anniversary Salute to Armed Forces Radio broadcast, heard world-wide. As an audio historian, he has provided research and assorted media to filmmakers, such as Jack Haley, Jr., Frances Ford Coppola, and George Lucas. He recently retired as senior director of public relations for World Vision. Since then he has been lecturing at various venues throughout the Puget Sound area on the Great Depression era and World War II.
Humanities in the Harbor is held at Harbor History Museum, 4121 Harborview Drive, Gig Harbor, WA 98332.

Admission is $5, but FREE for Harbor History Museum members. RSVPs are encouraged as seating is limited. Tickets may be Purchased Online or at the front desk of the Museum. Members are encouraged to RSVP as seating is limited. RSVPs and questions may be directed to Zachary Sokolik, Marketing & Events Coordinator at Harbor History Museum at marketing@harborhistorymuseum.org.

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May
28
Tue
Solo Performance Workshop @ Urban Grace: The Downtown Church
May 28 @ 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm

This workshop is for anyone who is interested in creating a theatrical solo performance. You can be an actor, dancer, circus artist, musician, storyteller or anyone that wants to do something different.

The only requirement is that you have an IDEA. It can be a prop, a movement, a word, a thought, etc.

Michelle Matlock will lead the group through a creative process that she has used to develop her solo work for the past 20 years (Check out her projects and results here ). This process includes theater games, exercises and discussions that provoke, material development, build characters, motivation, storytelling, stage presence, writing and of course just getting on your feet and starting.

It all starts with what motivates you! Creating an original new work is a journey that requires a safe and open space with constructive feedback. This workshop is exactly that and much more.

Michelle will lead 1 three-hour workshop per week for 9 weeks. During the 10th week, each participant will present up to 10 minutes of new material at a Work In Progress Showcase (free invite-only, family and friends) at Black Box Theater (In the Pantages Theater building).

Each participant will get a digital video of their own performance.

8 students required. 10 max.

WORKSHOP STARTS TUESDAY MAY 28TH 6:30 PM TO 9:30 PM AND CONTINUES EVERY WEEK ENDING ON TUESDAY JULY 23, 2019. Each workshop is designed to build on the last one, so please plan on attending all 9 dates.

The Work-In-Progress presentation will be the following week after the last workshop. Most likely on a Sunday afternoon.

PAYMENT OPTIONS

Option 1:
Early Bird Special: $285.

Early Bird Special Ends April 30, 2019

Secure your spot with $25 Deposit on this site (Tax and Fee will not go towards the balance due).

OR

contact Michelle@circleup.fun to pay a deposit, make payment arrangements or pay the total using an alternative method.

** If you pay a deposit the remaining balance of Early Bird price is $260 and will be due by April 30, 2019**

(Circle Up will contact you and discuss how you want to pay the remaining balance).

Option 2:

Regular Price: $325
Secure your spot with a $25 deposit on this site (Tax and Fee will not go towards the balance due.)

OR

contact Michelle@circleup.fun to pay a deposit, make payment arrangements or pay the total using an alternative method.

**If you pay a deposit the remaining balance of $300 due by May 21, 2019.**

(Circle Up will contact you and discuss how you want to pay the remaining balance).

Option 3:
Don’t secure your spot and just contact Michelle@circleup.fun to pay the total $325 on or before May 21, 2019. If a spot is still available you are in!

ALL PAYMENT OPTIONS WILL CLOSE MAY 21, 2019 @MIDNIGHT

Please email Michelle@circleup.fun if you would like to arrange another form of payment and/or make payment arrangements. We are open and able to work with you and alternative forms of payment.

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May
31
Fri
Prayer School With Brian Zahnd @ Anchor Church
May 31 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

“The primary purpose of prayer is not to get God to do what you think God ought to do, but to be properly formed…” — Brian Zahnd

Prayer is one of those things that we as Christians know we’re supposed to do, but almost none of us have ever been trained to pray in a way that can spiritually form and enrich us.

Prayer School with Brian Zahnd is designed to provide a convenient setting for you to learn about, and actively engage in, the prayer regimen that Brian has developed during a lifetime of pastoral ministry. This prayer school will help you gain a completely fresh perspective on the purpose of prayer, and will provide you with a valuable, sustainable framework for community and personal prayer life.

This will be a quiet, contemplative gathering, and so we encourage you to dress casually and comfortably.

Brian Zahnd is the founder and lead pastor of Word of Life Church in St. Joseph, Missouri. Brian is a passionate reader of theology and philosophy, an avid hiker and mountain climber, and authority on all things Bob Dylan. He and his wife, Peri, have three adult sons and five grandchildren. He is the author of several books, including Beauty Will Save the World, Sinners In The Hands Of A Loving God, and the NEWLY RELEASED “Postcards From Babylon”.

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Jun
1
Sat
Prayer School With Brian Zahnd @ Anchor Church
Jun 1 @ 9:00 am – 12:30 pm

“The primary purpose of prayer is not to get God to do what you think God ought to do, but to be properly formed…” — Brian Zahnd

Prayer is one of those things that we as Christians know we’re supposed to do, but almost none of us have ever been trained to pray in a way that can spiritually form and enrich us.

Prayer School with Brian Zahnd is designed to provide a convenient setting for you to learn about, and actively engage in, the prayer regimen that Brian has developed during a lifetime of pastoral ministry. This prayer school will help you gain a completely fresh perspective on the purpose of prayer, and will provide you with a valuable, sustainable framework for community and personal prayer life.

This will be a quiet, contemplative gathering, and so we encourage you to dress casually and comfortably.

Brian Zahnd is the founder and lead pastor of Word of Life Church in St. Joseph, Missouri. Brian is a passionate reader of theology and philosophy, an avid hiker and mountain climber, and authority on all things Bob Dylan. He and his wife, Peri, have three adult sons and five grandchildren. He is the author of several books, including Beauty Will Save the World, Sinners In The Hands Of A Loving God, and the NEWLY RELEASED “Postcards From Babylon”.

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Jun
4
Tue
Solo Performance Workshop @ Urban Grace: The Downtown Church
Jun 4 @ 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm

This workshop is for anyone who is interested in creating a theatrical solo performance. You can be an actor, dancer, circus artist, musician, storyteller or anyone that wants to do something different.

The only requirement is that you have an IDEA. It can be a prop, a movement, a word, a thought, etc.

Michelle Matlock will lead the group through a creative process that she has used to develop her solo work for the past 20 years (Check out her projects and results here ). This process includes theater games, exercises and discussions that provoke, material development, build characters, motivation, storytelling, stage presence, writing and of course just getting on your feet and starting.

It all starts with what motivates you! Creating an original new work is a journey that requires a safe and open space with constructive feedback. This workshop is exactly that and much more.

Michelle will lead 1 three-hour workshop per week for 9 weeks. During the 10th week, each participant will present up to 10 minutes of new material at a Work In Progress Showcase (free invite-only, family and friends) at Black Box Theater (In the Pantages Theater building).

Each participant will get a digital video of their own performance.

8 students required. 10 max.

WORKSHOP STARTS TUESDAY MAY 28TH 6:30 PM TO 9:30 PM AND CONTINUES EVERY WEEK ENDING ON TUESDAY JULY 23, 2019. Each workshop is designed to build on the last one, so please plan on attending all 9 dates.

The Work-In-Progress presentation will be the following week after the last workshop. Most likely on a Sunday afternoon.

PAYMENT OPTIONS

Option 1:
Early Bird Special: $285.

Early Bird Special Ends April 30, 2019

Secure your spot with $25 Deposit on this site (Tax and Fee will not go towards the balance due).

OR

contact Michelle@circleup.fun to pay a deposit, make payment arrangements or pay the total using an alternative method.

** If you pay a deposit the remaining balance of Early Bird price is $260 and will be due by April 30, 2019**

(Circle Up will contact you and discuss how you want to pay the remaining balance).

Option 2:

Regular Price: $325
Secure your spot with a $25 deposit on this site (Tax and Fee will not go towards the balance due.)

OR

contact Michelle@circleup.fun to pay a deposit, make payment arrangements or pay the total using an alternative method.

**If you pay a deposit the remaining balance of $300 due by May 21, 2019.**

(Circle Up will contact you and discuss how you want to pay the remaining balance).

Option 3:
Don’t secure your spot and just contact Michelle@circleup.fun to pay the total $325 on or before May 21, 2019. If a spot is still available you are in!

ALL PAYMENT OPTIONS WILL CLOSE MAY 21, 2019 @MIDNIGHT

Please email Michelle@circleup.fun if you would like to arrange another form of payment and/or make payment arrangements. We are open and able to work with you and alternative forms of payment.

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Jun
11
Tue
Solo Performance Workshop @ Urban Grace: The Downtown Church
Jun 11 @ 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm

This workshop is for anyone who is interested in creating a theatrical solo performance. You can be an actor, dancer, circus artist, musician, storyteller or anyone that wants to do something different.

The only requirement is that you have an IDEA. It can be a prop, a movement, a word, a thought, etc.

Michelle Matlock will lead the group through a creative process that she has used to develop her solo work for the past 20 years (Check out her projects and results here ). This process includes theater games, exercises and discussions that provoke, material development, build characters, motivation, storytelling, stage presence, writing and of course just getting on your feet and starting.

It all starts with what motivates you! Creating an original new work is a journey that requires a safe and open space with constructive feedback. This workshop is exactly that and much more.

Michelle will lead 1 three-hour workshop per week for 9 weeks. During the 10th week, each participant will present up to 10 minutes of new material at a Work In Progress Showcase (free invite-only, family and friends) at Black Box Theater (In the Pantages Theater building).

Each participant will get a digital video of their own performance.

8 students required. 10 max.

WORKSHOP STARTS TUESDAY MAY 28TH 6:30 PM TO 9:30 PM AND CONTINUES EVERY WEEK ENDING ON TUESDAY JULY 23, 2019. Each workshop is designed to build on the last one, so please plan on attending all 9 dates.

The Work-In-Progress presentation will be the following week after the last workshop. Most likely on a Sunday afternoon.

PAYMENT OPTIONS

Option 1:
Early Bird Special: $285.

Early Bird Special Ends April 30, 2019

Secure your spot with $25 Deposit on this site (Tax and Fee will not go towards the balance due).

OR

contact Michelle@circleup.fun to pay a deposit, make payment arrangements or pay the total using an alternative method.

** If you pay a deposit the remaining balance of Early Bird price is $260 and will be due by April 30, 2019**

(Circle Up will contact you and discuss how you want to pay the remaining balance).

Option 2:

Regular Price: $325
Secure your spot with a $25 deposit on this site (Tax and Fee will not go towards the balance due.)

OR

contact Michelle@circleup.fun to pay a deposit, make payment arrangements or pay the total using an alternative method.

**If you pay a deposit the remaining balance of $300 due by May 21, 2019.**

(Circle Up will contact you and discuss how you want to pay the remaining balance).

Option 3:
Don’t secure your spot and just contact Michelle@circleup.fun to pay the total $325 on or before May 21, 2019. If a spot is still available you are in!

ALL PAYMENT OPTIONS WILL CLOSE MAY 21, 2019 @MIDNIGHT

Please email Michelle@circleup.fun if you would like to arrange another form of payment and/or make payment arrangements. We are open and able to work with you and alternative forms of payment.

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Jun
18
Tue
Solo Performance Workshop @ Urban Grace: The Downtown Church
Jun 18 @ 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm

This workshop is for anyone who is interested in creating a theatrical solo performance. You can be an actor, dancer, circus artist, musician, storyteller or anyone that wants to do something different.

The only requirement is that you have an IDEA. It can be a prop, a movement, a word, a thought, etc.

Michelle Matlock will lead the group through a creative process that she has used to develop her solo work for the past 20 years (Check out her projects and results here ). This process includes theater games, exercises and discussions that provoke, material development, build characters, motivation, storytelling, stage presence, writing and of course just getting on your feet and starting.

It all starts with what motivates you! Creating an original new work is a journey that requires a safe and open space with constructive feedback. This workshop is exactly that and much more.

Michelle will lead 1 three-hour workshop per week for 9 weeks. During the 10th week, each participant will present up to 10 minutes of new material at a Work In Progress Showcase (free invite-only, family and friends) at Black Box Theater (In the Pantages Theater building).

Each participant will get a digital video of their own performance.

8 students required. 10 max.

WORKSHOP STARTS TUESDAY MAY 28TH 6:30 PM TO 9:30 PM AND CONTINUES EVERY WEEK ENDING ON TUESDAY JULY 23, 2019. Each workshop is designed to build on the last one, so please plan on attending all 9 dates.

The Work-In-Progress presentation will be the following week after the last workshop. Most likely on a Sunday afternoon.

PAYMENT OPTIONS

Option 1:
Early Bird Special: $285.

Early Bird Special Ends April 30, 2019

Secure your spot with $25 Deposit on this site (Tax and Fee will not go towards the balance due).

OR

contact Michelle@circleup.fun to pay a deposit, make payment arrangements or pay the total using an alternative method.

** If you pay a deposit the remaining balance of Early Bird price is $260 and will be due by April 30, 2019**

(Circle Up will contact you and discuss how you want to pay the remaining balance).

Option 2:

Regular Price: $325
Secure your spot with a $25 deposit on this site (Tax and Fee will not go towards the balance due.)

OR

contact Michelle@circleup.fun to pay a deposit, make payment arrangements or pay the total using an alternative method.

**If you pay a deposit the remaining balance of $300 due by May 21, 2019.**

(Circle Up will contact you and discuss how you want to pay the remaining balance).

Option 3:
Don’t secure your spot and just contact Michelle@circleup.fun to pay the total $325 on or before May 21, 2019. If a spot is still available you are in!

ALL PAYMENT OPTIONS WILL CLOSE MAY 21, 2019 @MIDNIGHT

Please email Michelle@circleup.fun if you would like to arrange another form of payment and/or make payment arrangements. We are open and able to work with you and alternative forms of payment.

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Jun
25
Tue
Solo Performance Workshop @ Urban Grace: The Downtown Church
Jun 25 @ 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm

This workshop is for anyone who is interested in creating a theatrical solo performance. You can be an actor, dancer, circus artist, musician, storyteller or anyone that wants to do something different.

The only requirement is that you have an IDEA. It can be a prop, a movement, a word, a thought, etc.

Michelle Matlock will lead the group through a creative process that she has used to develop her solo work for the past 20 years (Check out her projects and results here ). This process includes theater games, exercises and discussions that provoke, material development, build characters, motivation, storytelling, stage presence, writing and of course just getting on your feet and starting.

It all starts with what motivates you! Creating an original new work is a journey that requires a safe and open space with constructive feedback. This workshop is exactly that and much more.

Michelle will lead 1 three-hour workshop per week for 9 weeks. During the 10th week, each participant will present up to 10 minutes of new material at a Work In Progress Showcase (free invite-only, family and friends) at Black Box Theater (In the Pantages Theater building).

Each participant will get a digital video of their own performance.

8 students required. 10 max.

WORKSHOP STARTS TUESDAY MAY 28TH 6:30 PM TO 9:30 PM AND CONTINUES EVERY WEEK ENDING ON TUESDAY JULY 23, 2019. Each workshop is designed to build on the last one, so please plan on attending all 9 dates.

The Work-In-Progress presentation will be the following week after the last workshop. Most likely on a Sunday afternoon.

PAYMENT OPTIONS

Option 1:
Early Bird Special: $285.

Early Bird Special Ends April 30, 2019

Secure your spot with $25 Deposit on this site (Tax and Fee will not go towards the balance due).

OR

contact Michelle@circleup.fun to pay a deposit, make payment arrangements or pay the total using an alternative method.

** If you pay a deposit the remaining balance of Early Bird price is $260 and will be due by April 30, 2019**

(Circle Up will contact you and discuss how you want to pay the remaining balance).

Option 2:

Regular Price: $325
Secure your spot with a $25 deposit on this site (Tax and Fee will not go towards the balance due.)

OR

contact Michelle@circleup.fun to pay a deposit, make payment arrangements or pay the total using an alternative method.

**If you pay a deposit the remaining balance of $300 due by May 21, 2019.**

(Circle Up will contact you and discuss how you want to pay the remaining balance).

Option 3:
Don’t secure your spot and just contact Michelle@circleup.fun to pay the total $325 on or before May 21, 2019. If a spot is still available you are in!

ALL PAYMENT OPTIONS WILL CLOSE MAY 21, 2019 @MIDNIGHT

Please email Michelle@circleup.fun if you would like to arrange another form of payment and/or make payment arrangements. We are open and able to work with you and alternative forms of payment.

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Jul
2
Tue
Solo Performance Workshop @ Urban Grace: The Downtown Church
Jul 2 @ 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm

This workshop is for anyone who is interested in creating a theatrical solo performance. You can be an actor, dancer, circus artist, musician, storyteller or anyone that wants to do something different.

The only requirement is that you have an IDEA. It can be a prop, a movement, a word, a thought, etc.

Michelle Matlock will lead the group through a creative process that she has used to develop her solo work for the past 20 years (Check out her projects and results here ). This process includes theater games, exercises and discussions that provoke, material development, build characters, motivation, storytelling, stage presence, writing and of course just getting on your feet and starting.

It all starts with what motivates you! Creating an original new work is a journey that requires a safe and open space with constructive feedback. This workshop is exactly that and much more.

Michelle will lead 1 three-hour workshop per week for 9 weeks. During the 10th week, each participant will present up to 10 minutes of new material at a Work In Progress Showcase (free invite-only, family and friends) at Black Box Theater (In the Pantages Theater building).

Each participant will get a digital video of their own performance.

8 students required. 10 max.

WORKSHOP STARTS TUESDAY MAY 28TH 6:30 PM TO 9:30 PM AND CONTINUES EVERY WEEK ENDING ON TUESDAY JULY 23, 2019. Each workshop is designed to build on the last one, so please plan on attending all 9 dates.

The Work-In-Progress presentation will be the following week after the last workshop. Most likely on a Sunday afternoon.

PAYMENT OPTIONS

Option 1:
Early Bird Special: $285.

Early Bird Special Ends April 30, 2019

Secure your spot with $25 Deposit on this site (Tax and Fee will not go towards the balance due).

OR

contact Michelle@circleup.fun to pay a deposit, make payment arrangements or pay the total using an alternative method.

** If you pay a deposit the remaining balance of Early Bird price is $260 and will be due by April 30, 2019**

(Circle Up will contact you and discuss how you want to pay the remaining balance).

Option 2:

Regular Price: $325
Secure your spot with a $25 deposit on this site (Tax and Fee will not go towards the balance due.)

OR

contact Michelle@circleup.fun to pay a deposit, make payment arrangements or pay the total using an alternative method.

**If you pay a deposit the remaining balance of $300 due by May 21, 2019.**

(Circle Up will contact you and discuss how you want to pay the remaining balance).

Option 3:
Don’t secure your spot and just contact Michelle@circleup.fun to pay the total $325 on or before May 21, 2019. If a spot is still available you are in!

ALL PAYMENT OPTIONS WILL CLOSE MAY 21, 2019 @MIDNIGHT

Please email Michelle@circleup.fun if you would like to arrange another form of payment and/or make payment arrangements. We are open and able to work with you and alternative forms of payment.

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