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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HopeSparks Lighting the Way Dinner and Auction @ Marriott Tacoma Downtown
Oct 14 @ 5:00 pm

You are cordially invited to the 2nd Annual HopeSparks Lighting the Way Dinner and Auction Fundraiser!

We’d love for you to join us as we envision the future together and celebrate our accomplishments.

Ticket price includes: Reception with silent auction and appetizers, delicious dinner with complimentary wine, opportunities to engage in games – including a dessert dash, and a chance to bid on incredible live auction items.

Tickets are $150 per person or $1,500 for a reserved table of 10 guests.

This is a dressy casual, 21 and over event

All event proceeds go to HopeSparks programs that directly benefit children and families who have experienced trauma, adversity, and  overwhelming life challenges.

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All Hallows Eve: A Spooktacular Mixer and Auction to Benefit Centerforce @ Lakewood Elks Lodge #2388
Oct 27 @ 5:00 pm – 9:30 pm

Don your spookiest or most fun Halloween costume and support a great cause at the same time as Centerforce hosts All Hallows Eve: A Just Like You mixer and auction on Friday, Oct. 27.

Wine and beer will be available, along with some hors d’oeuvres, while you browse the silent auction, grab a bottle of wine from the wine pull or try your chance at winning 2 tickets for travel valid on Alaska Airlines! Tickets are $45 each for our 21-and-older event at Lakewood Elks Lodge #2388, 6313 75th St. W, Lakewood, WA 98499. Doors open at 5 p.m. Costumes are welcome but not required. Purchase your tickets today at https://centerforce.salsalabs.org/allhallowseve2023/index.html

For 50-plus years as a local not-for-profit 501 (c)(3), social service organization, Centerforce has provided employment training, volunteer opportunities and assistance for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities to move toward inclusion in their community. The 200 individuals we serve in south King, Pierce and Thurston counties have a wide range of disabilities and a number of barriers to traditional employment. With this event, our goal is to raise $40,000 to support our programs that assist individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities find jobs, and be able to engage and participate in their communities.

As with everyone, Centerforce services have been significantly impacted by the pandemic and other economic forces. We serve those with intellectual and developmental disabilities who are among the most vulnerable and, as a result, are still impacted by the pandemic.

When you attend our event, it supports clients like John B., who has been employed at Safeway for 18 years; Sarah H., who worked for McDonald’s for 10 years, then lost her job during the pandemic, and with our help, found employment at Safeway; Chris J., who is now on his 8th year working for the Ram Brewery and Restaurant; Joe C., who transitioned from a 13-year job at the ARC to working for MOD Pizza; Tyler K., as a school-to-work client, secured a job with OnTrac five months before he graduated; and Deacon C., who with our help, transitioned from school to working his first job at Red Robin, before his high school graduation.

Would you like to sponsor our event or donate silent auction items? Contact us here. For more information regarding Centerforce and its services, contact Debby L. Graham, M.A., Executive Director, at 253-426-1860.

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Rattle Dem Bones Halloween Bike Ride and Costume Contest @ Kimball Drive Park and Ride / Cushman Trail Trailhead near Wilco Store
Oct 29 @ 8:00 am – 1:00 pm

Round up the little goblins (or maybe your ghoulfriends) and join us for Rattle Dem Bones – a group bike ride for people of all ages and abilities, followed by a spook-tacular Halloween party in boo-ti-ful Gig Harbor!

Rattle Dem Bones has something for anyone: Cyclists riding Monster Hills will be challenged by some good climbs and overtaken by gorgeous scenery. Anyone terrified of Monster Hills can take on the Son of Monster, still lovely but shorter and less hilly. Casual riders seeking healthy outdoor activity, but not necessarily wanting to be super heroes, can ride as much or as little as they wish on the Mini-Monster route. We invite anyone who doesn’t want to ride to help support the riders with good cheer… and candy!

All riders and volunteers are invited to the post ride party, featuring music and the awards ceremony – with prizes – for best costumes in several categories, including best themed group, best volunteer and best use of the bike as part of the costume.

Proceeds from Rattle Dem Bones benefit the Greater Gig Harbor Foundation’s Community Recreation Fund – we are going to have fun and also make it possible for all kids in our area to join in sports and recreation activities, regardless of their family’s ability to pay registration fees and equipment costs. Ride is limited to 250 riders, so plan your costume, tune up your bike and register for Rattle Dem Bones today!

Find more information, registration and volunteer sign up at https://www.gigharborfoundation.org/rattle-dem-bones

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Mary Bridge Children’s Festival of Trees Public Days @ University of Puget Sound, Tennis Pavilion
Nov 25 @ 9:00 am – Nov 26 @ 4:00 pm

Getting back to gathering with friends and family is a great way to kick off the holiday season! Join us as we open our doors and share the joy and community that is Mary Bridge Children’s Festival of Trees.

Benefits: Expanding access to care for children and families throughout Mary Bridge Children’s Hospital and Health Network.


Public Days

An event for all ages!

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