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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Oct
23
Wed
Arfs and Craft @ The Art Stop
Oct 23 @ 9:30 am – 5:30 pm

The Art Stop, downtown Tacoma’s premiere gallery of contemporary art, is proud to announce the return of Arfs and Craft, the much-loved exhibit and silent auction of hand-crafted pet bowls. The event runs from October 22nd to October 26th with a public reception on Thursday, October 24th.

Arfs and Craft will benefit the Prison Pet Partnership at the Women’s Correctional Institution in Purdy, Washington and the non-profit Assistance Dog Club of Puget Sound. The exhibit will feature a unique range of hand-crafted pet bowls in ceramic, glass, and other media—from practical everyday dishes to whimsical works of fancy. Bowls are created and donated by regional artists and some from as far away as New York.

“October marks our 22nd annual auction. Of course we all love the doggies, but we also love the program that rescues dogs, the women who train them, and the people who own and love them,” commented Phyllis Harrison, owner of The Art Stop. “For many women, this is the first time they’ve been set up to succeed, the first time they’ve learned of teaching with love, of having a furry living dependent. And when they’ve served their term, they have a marketable skill to bring to the community, along with a sense of pride.”

The exhibit and silent auction opens Tuesday, October 22nd and ends on Saturday, October 26th. The reception is Thursday, October 24th, from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. to recognize contributing artists and volunteers from the featured organizations. The Guests of Honor for the evening are the canine graduates of the program at Purdy.
The Art Stop will sponsor the highly coveted Silver Biscuit Award. This sterling silver pin, hand-crafted by Tacoma artist Joan Joachims, will go to the artist whose entry is voted Best of Show by visitors to the event.

“Pick of the Litter”—judge’s choice—will be awarded by a panel of independent local celebrity judges, including Tacoma Mayor, Victoria Woodards; International Volunteer and Tacoma Kid, C.R. Roberts; and KNKX Content Director, Matt Martinez. “Quints’ Choice” will be selected by Tacoma canine celebrity, Quints Farber-Harrison of LeRoy Jewelers.

For more information on the Prison Pet Partnership and the Assistance Dog Club of Puget Sound visit their websites at http://www.prisonpetpartnership.org/ and http://www.assistancedogclub.org/. For questions about Arfs and Craft contact The Art Stop at artstop@hotmail.com or (253) 272-3377. The Art Stop is located at 940 Broadway in downtown Tacoma, inside LeRoy Jewelers, and is open Tuesday through Friday, 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. and Saturday, 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

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Oct
24
Thu
Arfs and Craft @ The Art Stop
Oct 24 @ 9:30 am – 5:30 pm

The Art Stop, downtown Tacoma’s premiere gallery of contemporary art, is proud to announce the return of Arfs and Craft, the much-loved exhibit and silent auction of hand-crafted pet bowls. The event runs from October 22nd to October 26th with a public reception on Thursday, October 24th.

Arfs and Craft will benefit the Prison Pet Partnership at the Women’s Correctional Institution in Purdy, Washington and the non-profit Assistance Dog Club of Puget Sound. The exhibit will feature a unique range of hand-crafted pet bowls in ceramic, glass, and other media—from practical everyday dishes to whimsical works of fancy. Bowls are created and donated by regional artists and some from as far away as New York.

“October marks our 22nd annual auction. Of course we all love the doggies, but we also love the program that rescues dogs, the women who train them, and the people who own and love them,” commented Phyllis Harrison, owner of The Art Stop. “For many women, this is the first time they’ve been set up to succeed, the first time they’ve learned of teaching with love, of having a furry living dependent. And when they’ve served their term, they have a marketable skill to bring to the community, along with a sense of pride.”

The exhibit and silent auction opens Tuesday, October 22nd and ends on Saturday, October 26th. The reception is Thursday, October 24th, from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. to recognize contributing artists and volunteers from the featured organizations. The Guests of Honor for the evening are the canine graduates of the program at Purdy.
The Art Stop will sponsor the highly coveted Silver Biscuit Award. This sterling silver pin, hand-crafted by Tacoma artist Joan Joachims, will go to the artist whose entry is voted Best of Show by visitors to the event.

“Pick of the Litter”—judge’s choice—will be awarded by a panel of independent local celebrity judges, including Tacoma Mayor, Victoria Woodards; International Volunteer and Tacoma Kid, C.R. Roberts; and KNKX Content Director, Matt Martinez. “Quints’ Choice” will be selected by Tacoma canine celebrity, Quints Farber-Harrison of LeRoy Jewelers.

For more information on the Prison Pet Partnership and the Assistance Dog Club of Puget Sound visit their websites at http://www.prisonpetpartnership.org/ and http://www.assistancedogclub.org/. For questions about Arfs and Craft contact The Art Stop at artstop@hotmail.com or (253) 272-3377. The Art Stop is located at 940 Broadway in downtown Tacoma, inside LeRoy Jewelers, and is open Tuesday through Friday, 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. and Saturday, 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

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Oct
25
Fri
2019 WASCLA Language Access Summit @ Greater Tacoma Convention Center
Oct 25 @ 8:30 am – 5:00 pm

Registration is now open for the 2019 WASCLA Language Access Summit, to be held on October 25-26 at the Greater Tacoma Convention Center. This year’s theme is “Language Access Pathways to Equity: Sharing the Vision. Shaping the Future.” The annual WASCLA Summit is Washington’s only conference dedicated to language access and addressing all service sectors. Continuing education credits have been requested for medical and court interpreters, attorneys, and teachers. Please check the registration page for details on credit approvals.

Please see agenda page for program details: https://www.wascla.org/library/item.713870-Draft_Summit_Agenda_2019

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Arfs and Craft @ The Art Stop
Oct 25 @ 9:30 am – 5:30 pm

The Art Stop, downtown Tacoma’s premiere gallery of contemporary art, is proud to announce the return of Arfs and Craft, the much-loved exhibit and silent auction of hand-crafted pet bowls. The event runs from October 22nd to October 26th with a public reception on Thursday, October 24th.

Arfs and Craft will benefit the Prison Pet Partnership at the Women’s Correctional Institution in Purdy, Washington and the non-profit Assistance Dog Club of Puget Sound. The exhibit will feature a unique range of hand-crafted pet bowls in ceramic, glass, and other media—from practical everyday dishes to whimsical works of fancy. Bowls are created and donated by regional artists and some from as far away as New York.

“October marks our 22nd annual auction. Of course we all love the doggies, but we also love the program that rescues dogs, the women who train them, and the people who own and love them,” commented Phyllis Harrison, owner of The Art Stop. “For many women, this is the first time they’ve been set up to succeed, the first time they’ve learned of teaching with love, of having a furry living dependent. And when they’ve served their term, they have a marketable skill to bring to the community, along with a sense of pride.”

The exhibit and silent auction opens Tuesday, October 22nd and ends on Saturday, October 26th. The reception is Thursday, October 24th, from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. to recognize contributing artists and volunteers from the featured organizations. The Guests of Honor for the evening are the canine graduates of the program at Purdy.
The Art Stop will sponsor the highly coveted Silver Biscuit Award. This sterling silver pin, hand-crafted by Tacoma artist Joan Joachims, will go to the artist whose entry is voted Best of Show by visitors to the event.

“Pick of the Litter”—judge’s choice—will be awarded by a panel of independent local celebrity judges, including Tacoma Mayor, Victoria Woodards; International Volunteer and Tacoma Kid, C.R. Roberts; and KNKX Content Director, Matt Martinez. “Quints’ Choice” will be selected by Tacoma canine celebrity, Quints Farber-Harrison of LeRoy Jewelers.

For more information on the Prison Pet Partnership and the Assistance Dog Club of Puget Sound visit their websites at http://www.prisonpetpartnership.org/ and http://www.assistancedogclub.org/. For questions about Arfs and Craft contact The Art Stop at artstop@hotmail.com or (253) 272-3377. The Art Stop is located at 940 Broadway in downtown Tacoma, inside LeRoy Jewelers, and is open Tuesday through Friday, 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. and Saturday, 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

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Free Laser Tag Fridays @ Ocean5
Oct 25 @ 3:00 pm

Parent’s – light up the laser arena this Friday! Laser is free for one adult, per each kid paid for. So if you’ve got a group of three kids, that means 3 adults play free!

Bring the family and stop by for this awesome deal, every Friday in October!

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Happy Hour Floats @ Uncharted Waters Float Center
Oct 25 @ 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Originally developed in the 1950s as a way to study consciousness and brain activity, floating has become a respected health practice. With benefits ranging from pain relief and stress reduction to improved focus and mental clarity, it’s no surprise that floating has attracted the interest of athletes, artists, meditators, and military personnel alike. Floating offers a healthy, drug-free way to feel and be your very best.

“The cure for anything is saltwater: sweat, tears, or the sea.” -Isak Dinesen

Join us for happy hour every Friday evening from 4:00 p.m. to close!

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DuPont Haunted House @ West Coast Self Storage
Oct 25 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

The City of DuPont Middle School Youth Committee and High School Teen League eerily present the Haunted House and Bone Hunt on October 25 & 26.

This 2019 for Halloween the DuPont Youth will make you scream. The Haunted House is back from the grave featuring hair-raising, spine-chilling spooks. Enter if you dare…

Details:
Haunted House
– Date: Friday, October 25 & Saturday, October 26, 2019
– Time: 5 – 8 PM
– Cost: $5 Entry Fee
– Location: West Coast Self Storage: 1585 McNeil St, DuPont, WA 98327
– Poster: http://dupontwa.gov/DocumentCenter/View/3142/Haunted-House-2019?bidId=

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DuPont Bone Hunt @ Ross Plaza
Oct 25 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

The City of DuPont Middle School Youth Committee and High School Teen League eerily present the Haunted House and Bone Hunt on October 25 & 26.

This 2019 for Halloween the DuPont Youth will make you scream. The Haunted House is back from the grave featuring hair-raising, spine-chilling spooks. Enter if you dare…

If the Haunted House is too creepy, there’s no place like “bones” at the Bone Hunt. Children under 10 bring a flashlight, find a bone, and trade for prizes.

Bone Hunt
– Date: Friday, October 25 & Saturday, October 26, 2019
– Time: 6 – 7 PM
– Cost: $2 Entry Fee
– Location: Ross Plaza: 1500 Ross Loop, DuPont, WA 98327
– Poster: http://dupontwa.gov/DocumentCenter/View/3121/Bone-Hunt-2019?bidId=

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Fur Ball @ Tacoma Yacht Club
Oct 25 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Fur Ball @ Tacoma Yacht Club

The Humane Society for Tacoma and Pierce County has been saving the lives of Pierce County’s most vulnerable pets for more than thirteen decades. As one of the largest animal welfare agencies in Washington, our mission is to advance the welfare of animals and promote positive relationships between animals and people where every pet has a permanent and loving home, and all animals are treated with respect and compassion.

The inaugural Fur Ball will play a critical part in making our mission possible. This year’s event is taking place Friday, October 25th at the Tacoma Yacht Club. This magical evening includes an auction, music, signature cocktail, cash bar, good friends, good times, and plenty of surprises along the way! Purchase tickets now!

Interested in donating tickets to your favorite sports team, a dinner at a high-end restaurant, highly valuable items like jewelry, fine artwork, wine collections or even a weekend away at your remote cabin? Email the Events Team at events@thehumanesociety.org.

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Shakespeare in Love @ Theater on the Square
Oct 25 @ 7:30 pm

Penniless and indebted to two demanding producers, the struggling young playwright William Shakespeare is tormented by writer’s block… until he meets the beautiful Viola, daughter of a wealthy merchant. Her fiery passion for poetry and drama leaves her secretly longing to be an actor. Viola becomes Will’s muse. Secretly, she disguises herself as a man to become a player in the acting company because women were banned from being actor’s in Queen Elizabeth’s time. Will and Viola’s love blossoms and releases his writer’s block to inspire Romeo and Juliet. But, will this story end in tragedy or a blissful union? Performance schedule:

Preview Night: Thursday, October 17 at 7:30 p.m.
Friday, October October 18 at 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, October 19 at 7:30 p.m.
Friday, October 25 at 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, October 26 at 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, October 27 at 3:00 p.m.
Friday, November 1 at 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, November 2 at 3:00 p.m. & 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, November 3 at 3:00 p.m.

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