Community Calendar - Upcoming Events

FREE!  CPR and AED Classics:  Thurston County Medic One offers CPR and AED at no charge! Citizens of Thurston County funded the program, which has trained thousands of residents to be able to help their neighbors and family. Several classes are offered per month. See website for dates & locations. 360-704-2790  http://www.co.thurston.wa.us/medic1/cpr.htm

FREE!  Tis Huberth Art Show:  See the solo art show by Tis Huberth in Steilacoom! The artwork, abstract in nature, triggers the imagination through the use of multiple layers of paint, ink, collage and other materials, creating expressive paintings of visual depth. FREE! Through Friday, August 31st. Steilacoom Fireside Gallery, 2301 S. Worthington St., Steilacoom.  http://www.pacificgalleryartists.org

Tumwater Farmers Market:  The Tumwater Farmers Market is in full bloom! Totes, t-shirts and more will soon be added to celebrate this local staple, and their ever-expanding variety of items includes refreshing salsa, crisp produce, unique wool crafts, beautiful flower baskets and much more! Wednesdays, 10am-2pm. Capitol Blvd. & Israel Rd., Tumwater.  http://www.tumwaterfarmersmarket.org

Hands On Children's Museum Summer Splash - Riveropolis:  Kids won't want to miss flowing water play at Hands On Children's Museum's Summer Splash! The Riveropolis waterway exhibit will inspire investigation and experimentation as children build bridges and boats at nearby tinkering stations and get their hands wet exploring the properties of water July 19th-August 17th.  Hands On Children's Museum, 414 Jefferson St. NE, Olympia.  360-956-0818  https://www.hocm.org/summersplashfestival/

GET TICKETS NOW!  Beauty and the Beast Live at Tacoma Musical Playhouse:  Step into the enchanted world of Beauty and the Beast! This modern Broadway classic has played to over 35-million people in 13 countries and the stage version includes all the beloved songs you remember. Friday-Sunday, July 6th-29th. For more details, call 253-565-6867. Tacoma Musical Playhouse, 7116 6th Ave., Tacoma.  http://tmp.org

Smart Irrigation Month in Olympia:  Less is more when it comes to watering your lawn in July! Lawns and landscapes are typically overwatered by 30 percent this month, leading to weed growth, disease and, of course, higher water bills. Get money saving tips and learn more about rebates on automated irrigation systems online. 360-570-3793  http://www.olympiawa.gov/waterwise

REGISTER NOW!  Ultimate Frisbee Camp:  Kids 10 to 17 can get together for the "253 Youth Ultimate Frisbee Camp" through Pierce County Parks & Recreation! Take part in the first of two camps and learn to skillfully toss and catch frisbees, a key part of life at the beach! Monday-Friday, July 23rd-27th, 9am-3pm. CCRP Playfields A&B, 9850 64th St. W., University Place.  253-798-4141 

FREE!  Inspirational Speaker Cheri Jackson:  TOPS, Take Off Pounds Sensibly, presents inspirational speaker Cheri Jackson! She will talk about her remarkable weight loss of over 115 pounds at an open house that will include refreshments and prizes. FREE! Monday, July 23rd, 5:30-7pm. Mills & Mills, 5725 Littlerock Rd. SW, Tumwater.  360-352-2681 

FREE!  Lacey in Tune Children's Entertainment - Unicorns Believe:  Bring the entire family to "Unicorns Believe"! Jenuwin and her band put on a dazzling show while teaching kids how the various instruments make musical notes! Bring blankets and comfortable seating. Tuesday, July 24th, 6:30pm. Huntamer Park, 618 Woodland Square Loop SE, Lacey.  360-438-2631 

FREE!  Lacey in Tune - Jimmy Vegas Band:  "Lacey In Tune" continues with the Jimmy Vegas Band! See this terrific ensemble playing many of your favorite hits in this lunchtime concert. Bring a lunch and comfortable seating. Wednesday, July 25th, 12pm. Huntamer Park, 618 Woodland Square Loop SE, Lacey.  360-438-2631 

FREE!  Micaiah Sawyer - Blues and More at Olympia Music In the Park:  Enjoy a summer evening of music from Micaiah Sawyer! It's a Music In the Park show with blues, funk, and rock - bring blankets and lawn chairs. Wednesday, July 25th, 7-8pm. Sylvester Park, Olympia.  360-357-8948 

GET TICKETS NOW!  Musical Oliver! Performed in Tenino:  Consider yourself at home with Oliver!, Lionel Bart's classic musical! Based on Charles Dickens' novel, Oliver Twist, this musical theatre masterpiece perfectly showcases the talents of a large ensemble cast as the characters and score are brought to life by the Tenino Young at Heart Theatre! Thursday-Saturday, July 26th-August 4th. Tenino High School Commons, 500 West Second SE, Tenino.  360-280-9628  http://www.teninoyoungathearttheatre.org

Tenino Oregon Trail Days:  Tenino welcomes back Oregon Trail Days! This festival for everyone includes music, food and something for adults and kids alike! There will be a parade Saturday at 11am, a rock and gem show, a black powder shoot, a kids zone with a dunk tank, a book sale, a farmers market and lots more! Friday-Sunday, July 27th-29th. Downtown Tenino.  http://www.teninoacc.org/oregon-trail-days-old.html

Homespun Happy Hour:  Enjoy summer evenings at Fort Nisqually making 19th Century crafts and have beer, wine or cocktails while doing it! It's a chance to try your hand at scrimshaw, candle making, leatherwork, tinsmithing, felting and more. There's a cash bar, a food truck and live music, too! 21 and over. Friday, June 29th, July 27th, August 24th, 6pm. Fort Nisqually Living History Museum at Point Defiance Park, Tacoma.  253-404-3970  http://tacomaparks.com

Lacey Bingo Night:  Lacey Bingo Night is not your grandma's bingo! Participate in a 50/50 raffle, an Elvis costume contest and enjoy a full bar, purchase game packs and have dinner. Groups of 6 and more should make a reservation ahead of time. 21 and over. Friday, July 27th, 7pm (dinner at 6pm). Virgil Carson Lacey Senior Center, 6757 Pacific Ave., Lacey.  360-586-6181 

REGISTER NOW!  Grow in the Dark 5k Run:  Take part in Hawks Prairie Rotary's "Grow In the Dark" 5k run with multiple glow zones! There will be race timing, glow-water splashing, an after party with music by Party Medics DJ, snacks, prizes, and an award for the best glow outfit. Friday, July 27th, 7pm (registration), 8pm (kids run), 9pm (race). Regional Athletic Complex, Steilacoom & Marvin Roads, Lacey.  360-259-6672  https://www.pnwmushroomfest.org/glow-run

FREE ADMISSION  Tacoma Maritime Fest:  Come to Tacoma's Maritime Fest and and celebrate the city's greatest asset: the waterfront! Take dock side tours of vessels, enjoy a maritime garage sale and paddleboard activities and learn about waterfront organizations in industrial, environmental, and recreational fields. Saturday-Sunday, July 28th-29th, 10am. Foss Waterway Seaport, Tacoma.  http://www.fosswaterwayseaport.org

FREE!  Plants, People and Place:  Join staff from the Nisqually Reach Nature Center for an interactive presentation on Northwest plant culture! There will be an outdoor plant walk, a native plant weaving workshop and much more. FREE! Saturday, July 28th, 10am-4pm (presentation at 2pm). WET Science Center, 500 Adams St. NE.  360-528-5742 

REGISTER NOW!  Cystic Fibrosis Golf Tournament:  Spend a Saturday that includes golf and food in a benefit for Cystic Fibrosis Northwest! Even non-golfers will want to enjoy the barbecue to help raise money for Western Washington families affected by Cystic Fibrosis - everyone can make a difference! REGISTER TODAY! Saturday, July 28th, 12pm. Alderbrook Golf Club, 330 E. Country Club Dr. E., Union.  360-753-7442  http://www.cfnorthwest.org

FREE ADMISSION!  Tacoma Ethnic Fest:  Tacoma's Ethnic Fest is the largest celebration of culture and community in T-Town! This family-friendly hosts more activities than ever before, including kids zones, multiple entertainment stages and specialty arts & crafts, food and informational vendors. Saturday-Sunday, July 28th-29th, 12-7pm. Wright Park, tacoma.  http://www.ethnicfest.org

FREE!  Lacey in Tune - British Export Beatles Tribute Band + The Incredibles Movie:  Don't miss British Export as this Beatles tribute band lights up Lacey In Tune! The timeless sounds and songs of the Beatles will be followed by the movie The Incredibles at dusk. The film is rated PG. Saturday, July 28th, 7pm. Huntamer Park, 618 Woodland Square Loop SE, Lacey.  360-438-2631 

FREE!  Tours of the Governor's Mansion:  Take a tour of the Washington State Governor's Mansion! This Georgian-style mansion was constructed in 1908 and boasts panoramic views of the City of Olympia, Capitol Lake, Puget Sound and the Olympic Mountains! Photo ID required for participants 18 years and up. The day will end with a performance by the Olympia Symphony Orchestra. FREE! Sunday, July 29th (tours at 10, 10:30 and 11am). Washington State Governor's Mansion, 416 Sid Snyder Ave. SW, Olympia.  360-902-8880 

FREE!  Glass Fest Northwest:  Celebrate glass art in the Northwest! "Glass Fest Northwest" will bring together 35 artists in glass, jewelry, printing, and woodworking with glassmaking demonstrations and a world of activities: music, hands-on activities, plus food and drink. Purchase something from a vendor and receive free admission to Museum of Glass! Sunday, July 29th, 11am-5pm. Outside Museum of Glass, 1801 Dock St., Tacoma.  253-284-4750 

FREE!  Three Historic Homes Show:  Tour three of Tumwater's most beautiful historic homes to celebrate "Heritage Day"! Visit the Henderson House, the Crosby House and the Schmidt House while seeing a quilt show and rug weaving demonstration. At the Schmidt House, there will be chalk art for children. FREE!
Sunday, July 29th, 1-4pm.  Tumwater.  360-890-2299 

FREE!  More Jawsome Shark Activities:  Check out Jawsome Shark Activities at the South Sound Estuarium! Join a shellfish and enforcement analyst of the Northwest Indian Fisheries Commission for a view of shark teeth and jaws, videos and information. FREE! Sunday, July 29th, 1-2pm. South Sound Estuarium, 309 State Ave. NE, Olympia.  360-292-2988 

Olympia Family Theater - The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe Live:  Bring your youngster to The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe! It's a remarkable performance where two actors play more than a dozen characters in an intimate setting. Recommended for children six and over, this pay-what-you can show runs approximately 45 minutes. Sunday, July 29th, 2pm. Olympia Family Theater, 612 4th Ave. E., Olympia.  360-570-1638 

FREE!  Olympia Symphony Concert:  Don't miss the Olympia Symphony in a free concert for everyone! The presentation will include classical, popular and patriotic favorites, including highlights from "Fiddler on the Roof" and "West Side Story." Bring a blanket, lawn chair, picnic food and your friends! FREE! Sunday, July 29th, 6pm. State Capitol Campus, Olympia.  360-753-0074 

REGISTER NOW!  Junior Explorers July 30-Aug. 3:  The Junior Explorers Camp continues with another round for ages 9 to 14! Kids can try new experiences and grow mentally, physically and socially. Explore the outdoors, improve a sports skill and more while making new friends. Register now! Monday-Friday, July 30th-August 3rd. Sprinker Recreation Center, 14824 C St. S., Tacoma.  253-798-4104  http://www.piercecountywa.org/1423/Camps

REGISTER NOW!  Musical Theatre Camp:  Kids ages 9 to 14 can take a two-week Musical Theatre Intensive Camp through Pierce County Parks & Recreation! The training covers a variety of skills in the performing field and is a great way for youngsters to expand their social skills. Monday-Friday, July 30th-August 10th. Dance Theater Northwest & Chambers Creek Regional Park, Tacoma.  253-798-4104 

FREE!  Lacey in Tune - Creature Teachers:  See creatures up close at "Lacey In Tune"! Kids will have a ball as the Creature Teachers bring exotic animals to the park and hope to spark an appreciation of the natural world! Tuesday, July 31st, 6:30pm. Huntamer Park, 618 Woodland Square Loop SE, Lacey.  360-438-2631 

REGISTER NOW!  Fair Junior Flower Show:  Youth of all ages (up to age 18) are invited to enter the Thurston County Fair Junior Flower Show! Pre-register and bring horticulture entries, a simple floral design, crafts, a photo or even an educational exhibit to the Fairgrounds Expo Hall by Tuesday, July 31st from 4-7pm. Thurston County Fairgrounds, 3054 Carpenter Rd. SE, Lacey.  360-480-0532  http://www.blackhillsdistrict.com

FREE!  Kaitie Wade at Lacey in Tune:  "Lacey in Tune" brings vocalist Kaitie Wade to the stage! The singer-songwriter will delight country and pop music fans of all ages in a special lunchtime show. Bring a lunch and comfortable seating or blankets Wednesday, August 1st, 12pm. Huntamer Park, 618 Woodland Square Loop SE, Lacey.  360-438-2631 

Thurston County Fair:  The Thurston County Fair boasts more family fun than ever! There are 4H & FFA animals, vendors, carnival rides, old-time games, baking contests, live reptiles, comedy, music, contests, and, as always, a wide variety of food and live entertainment, from bluegrass to jazz, swing and contemporary. For free parking, park at Woodland Elementary or the North Thurston bus barn & take the free shuttle to the fairgrounds! Wednesday-Sunday, August 1st-5th.  Thurston County Fairgrounds, 3054 Carpenter Rd. SE, Lacey.  360-786-5453  http://www.co.thurston.wa.us/fair/index.htm

Climb the Rock Wall:  Kids can test their dexterity climbing the rock wall at Hands On Children's Museum! This outdoor wall is 25 feet tall and will present a challenging and then gratifying experience for children of all ages! Wednesday-Saturday, August 1st-4th. Hands On Children's Museum, 414 Jefferson St. NE, Olympia.  360-956-0818 

FREE!  Joe Blue at Olympia Music In the Park:  Summer nights at Music In the Park delivers again! Catch Rhythm & Blues and Classic Rock from Joe Blue and the Roof Shakers in an evening of great music and fun. Bring lawn chairs and blankets. FREE! Wednesday, August 1st, 7-8pm. Sylvester Park, Olympia.  360-357-8948 

Alzheimer's Association Support Group:  Join other Alzheimer's caregivers in a monthly meeting providing support for family caregivers and friends of those with memory loss! The Washington State chapter of the association seeks more research to reduce the risk of dementia through brain health. Thursday, August 2nd, September 6th, 1-2:30pm. Capital Medical Center Rainier Room, 3900 Capital Mall Dr. SW, Olympia.  360-819-3642 

GET TICKETS NOW!  Books by the Bay Gala:  Help the South Sound Reading Association in a night of celebration! Enjoy fabulous food and champagne, a silent auction, live music by Pinniped, authors like Nancy Pearl & J. Ryan Stradal, literary games, Raise the Paddle, a raffle and more - all for literary programs that reach low income families. Friday, August 3rd, 6-9:30pm. Olympia Golf & Country Club, 3636 Country Club Drive NW, Olympia.  360-790-8913 

FREE!  Sonic Funk Orchestra - Funk and Disco at Port Plaza:  America's favorite disco and funk band, the Sonic Funk Orchestra, lights up the night at Port Plaza! This special "Music In the Park" is Friday, August 3rd, 7-8:30pm. Port Plaza, 701 Columbia St. NW, Olympia.  360-357-8948 

GET TICKETS NOW!  Live Theater - Best Little Whorehouse In Texas:  See The Best Little Whorehouse In Texas, the tale of small-town vice and political side-stepping! Follow the rise and fall of the bordello known as the Chicken Ranch as politicians, football teams and more clash against Watchdog, who focuses his righteous indignation on the institution. Friday-Saturday, August 3rd-25th, 7:30pm (plus a Saturday matinee at 2pm). Paradise Theatre, 3114 Judson Street, Gig Harbor.  253-851-7529  http://www.paradisetheatre.org

FREE!  Toxins In Personal Care:  Learn about the chemicals in personal care products like lotions, deodorant, shampoo and hair coloring! Thurston County Environment Health will instruct participants how to read labels, access website and discover safer alternatives. Recommended for ages 11 and up. FREE! Saturday, August 4th, 10am-4pm (presentation at 2pm). WET Science Center, 500 Adams St. NE, Olympia.  360-528-5742 

Rhubarb Days In Sumner:  "Rhubarb Days" has a world of activities and fun in Sumner! There will be a rhubarb bakeoff and other scrumptious food, a pie eating contest, a vintage market, events for kids, vintage trailers, a sidewalk sale - plus beer, brats and bingo. Everyone is invited! Saturday-Sunday, August 4th-5th, 10am-5pm. Downtown Sumner.  http://www.promotesumner/com

FREE!  Lacey in Tune - Sway Dance Party & Black Panther Movie:  Bring the family to a dance party, followed by a movie at Lacey in Tune! The Sway dance party is all about today's music and will be followed by the film Black Panther, rated PG-13. FREE! Saturday, August 4th, 7pm (movie at dusk). Huntamer Park, 618 Woodland Square Loop SE, Lacey.  360-438-2631 

RESERVE NOW!  Ethiopian Lunch:  Have a delicious Ethiopian meal in Olympia! Abraham Bezabeh, a representative from Friendly Water Ethiopia, will be preparing lunch and there will be information about the organization available. Admission is by reservation and space is limited. Sunday, August 5th, 11:40am. Olympia Friends Meetinghouse, 3201 Boston Harbor Rd. NE, Olympia.  360-918-3642 

Tacoma Beer Week:  "Tacoma Beer Week," is back and bigger than ever! This huge event includes the "Brew Five Three" beer and music festival and features tasting parties and craft beer education in addition to stellar food and a week's worth of sensational live music! GET TICKETS NOW! Sunday-Saturday, August 5th-11th. Downtown Tacoma.  http://www.tacomabeerweek.com

REGISTER NOW!  More Ultimate Frisbee Camp:  A second week of 253 Youth Ultimate Frisbee Camp brings kids ages 10 to 17 together! They can improve their skills tossing and catching this simple but perfect invention in a week of fun and socialization Monday-Friday, August 6th-10th, 9am-3pm. Register with Pierce County Parks & Recreation. CCRP Playfields A&B, 9850 64th St. W., University Place.  253-798-4141 

National Night Out Against Crime:  Your neighborhood can participate in "National Night Out Against Crime"! Take part in a casual block party with neighbors and local police throughout Olympia - it's a way to build stronger relationships in the community. Call or see the website for details. Tuesday, August 7th.  Olympia.  360-753-8049  http://www.olympiawa.gov/blockwatch

FREE!  Lacey in Tune - Not-Its Children's Concert:  The kids will howl and parents will love the Not-Its in concert, too! "Lacey In Tune" welcomes back the energetic kids rock band for a fun show. Bring comfortable chairs and blankets Tuesday, August 7th, 6:30pm. Huntamer Park, 618 Woodland Square Loop SE, Lacey.  360-438-2631 

FREE!  President Truman's Olympia Visit:  Learn about President Harry Truman's visit to Olympia in 1945! Steve Jones, who worked as an attorney for the Washington State Senate, will take a lighthearted look at Truman's vacation here, complete with spies, late-night poker games, and presidential shenanigans, in addition to photos from the Truman Archives. Bring a sack lunch. Wednesday, August 8th, 12pm. Columbia Room of the Legislative Capitol Building, Olympia.  360-902-8880 

FREE!  Lacey in Tune - Danny Vernon's Illusions of Elvis:  Lacey In Tune winds up another successful season with Danny Vernon's Illusions of Elvis! See the tribute show honoring the King of Rock'n'Roll with this wonderful performer Wednesday, August 8th, 12pm. Huntamer Park, 618 Woodland Square Park SE, Lacey.  360-438-2631 

FREE!  Michelle Taylor Band:  "Music In the Park" brings another memorable concert to downtown Olympia! The Michelle Taylor Band will shake your world with blues, rock,
country and pop. Dance or bring comfortable chairs or blankets and relax. FREE! Wednesday, August 8th, 7-8pm. Sylvester Park, 615 Washington Street SE, Olympia.  360-357-8948 

Hot Shop at Hands On Children's Museum:  The mobile Museum of Glass Hot Shop comes to Hands On Children's Museum! Kids can engage with live glassmaking demonstrations and learn about molten glass and how it can be shaped, and then create their own art using plastic sculptures and mini-shrink pendants and keychains. Thursday-Saturday, August 9th-11th. Hands On Children's Museum, 414 Jefferson St. NE, Olympia.  360-956-0818 

FREE!  South Sound BioBlitz:  Partner with biologists and learn to identify and count as many species as possible in a specific area while protecting the animals you find! The "South Sound BioBlitz" focuses on invertebrates like sea stars, shelfish and worms and it's always fun and informative. FREE! Saturday, August 11th, 10am-4pm. WET Science Center, 500 Adams St. NE, Olympia.  360-528-5742 

Meet a Mermaid:  Add a photo with a mermaid on your summer schedule! Kids can meet and have their picture taken with a magical undersea mermaid princess at Hands On Children's Museum! Saturday, August 11th. Hands On Children's Museum, 414 Jefferson St. NE, Olympia.  360-956-0818 

Paley Parade at Museum of Glass Family Day:  Time is running out to see "Complementary Contrasts: The Glass & Steel Sculptures of Albert Paley"! Take the whole family to view this moving and unique steel and glass structure and then create your own mini sculpture. There will also be a performance by the YMCA Dance Troupe! Saturday, August 11st, 1-4pm. Museum of Glass, 1801 Dock St., Tacoma.  253-284-4750 

GET TICKETS NOW!  Brew Five Three in Tacoma:  Tacoma's Beer & Musical Festival features samples from more than 35 Washington breweries and cideries! "Brew Five Three" includes food trucks with a variety of delicious flavors and live music, too. Saturday, August 11th, 1-8pm. On Broadway between 9th & 11th, Tacoma.  253-591-5894 

GET TICKETS NOW!  Capitol Land Trust Gala:  Take in a lovely summer evening of food, conversation and purpose in a benefit for Capitol Land Trust! Stroll the lush grounds of Triple Creek Farm and have dinner and wine while enjoying light jazz from Quatro and a silent auction and a raffle. GET TICKETS NOW! Saturday, August 11th, 4-8pm.  Triple Creek Farm, 5041 Houston Dr. NW, Olympia.  http://www.capitollandtrust.org/gala2018

FREE!  Tacoma's Third Thursday at Museum of Glass:  Families love "Third Thursday" at the Museum of Glass! The next event includes activities for every age group, including glassblowing demonstrations, displays and a chance to see what's in the gift shop. Thursday, August 16th, 5-8pm. Museum of Glass,1801 Dock. St., Tacoma.  253-284-4750 

GET TICKETS NOW!  Broadway Olympia - Legally Blonde: The Musical:  See Legally Blonde: The Musical and follow the transformation of Elle Woods! The story finds the young woman tackling stereotypes and setting off to prove herself to the world. This live, fabulous, fun production is presented by Broadway Olympia. Thursday-Sunday, August 16th-19th. Capitol Theater, 206 5th Avenue SE, Olympia.  360-754-6670 

FREE ADMISSION  Mobile Food Fest:  Bring a blanket, grab a spot and get ready for the "Mobile Food Fest" in Tacoma! Mobile food vendors will have their regular menus as well as well as less expensive "taste" options to try new flavors. The live music runs from country and rock to '50s and '60s - even Latin and reggae! FREE ADMISSION! Saturday, August 18th, 11am-6pm. Sprinker Recreation Center, 14824 "C" Street S., Tacoma.  http://www.co.pierce.wa.us

Solar Days:  South Sound Solar is visiting Hands On Children's Museum and bringing a water slide duck dash and air powered air dancer! Kids can learn how to cook their favorite foods in a solar oven, get their face painted and visit the garden for special activities. Saturday-Sunday, August 18th-19th. Hands On Children's Museum, 414 Jefferson St. NE, Olympia.  360-956-0818 

Tumwater Artesian Brewfest:  The Tumwater Artesian Brewfest celebrates brewing history! Enjoy beer tasting, music, activities, food, and a great time that includes an interactive dueling piano show, super-sized beer pong, a helicopter golf ball drop, and more. Saturday, August 18th, 1-8pm. Tumwater Valley Golf Course, 4611 Tumwater Valley Drive SE, Tumwater.  360-754-4160  http://tumwaterartesianbrewfest.com/

T-28 Airplane at Hands On:  Kids can climb inside a vintage airplane at Hands On Children's Museum, on loan from the Olympic Flight Museum! Additionally, guests can build their own flying machine and launch it with the Museum's new launch pad! Wednesday-Thursday, August 22nd-23rd. Hands On Children's Museum, 414 Jefferson St. NE, Olympia.  360-956-0818 

GET TICKETS NOW!  Sue's Test Kitchen:  "Sue's Test Kitchen" is the product of leaders in the tech, entertainment and education fields and empowers kids to connect to tomorrow's tech! It's a STEM (science, technology, education and math) fuled adventure that revolutionizes family dining and engages young people. GET TICKETS NOW! Thursday-Sunday, August 23rd-26th. Tacoma Armory, 1001 S. Yakima Ave., Tacoma.  253-591-5890 

Hub City Car Show:  Fire it up at the Hub City Car Show and enjoy this stellar show with the whole family! There will be a kids zone, barbecue, vendors, a raffle and a car giveaway at this event that is attended by car enthusiasts from miles around! Saturday, August 25th, 9am-4pm. Downtown Centralia.  http://www.chamberway.com

GET TICKETS NOW!  LeMay Collections Annual Show - Americana & Memorabilia:  Get a full-access view of LeMay Collections! Viewing includes every feature at Marymount and hundreds of Americana items like antique dolls, pin cushions, vintage radios, the Rodin Sculpture Garden - it's a day of fun for the whole family and a shuttle is provided for travel to the main two locations. Saturday, August 25th 9am-5pm. LeMay Collections at Marymount, 325 152nd St. E., Tacoma.  253-272-2236 

Olympia Harbor Days:  Olympia Harbor Days is the South Sound's favorite maritime festival! Enjoy the tug boat races, live bands on two stages, a salmon bake, beer garden, kids activities, shopping and much more. Find out about the cruise from Tacoma to Olympia, too! Friday-Sunday, August 31st-September 2nd. Percival Landing, Olympia.  360-556-0498  http://www.harbordays.com

REGISTER NOW!  Tacoma Dog Run & Pool Party:  Take your dog for a two mile run and then the Pooch Pool Party awaits! Register one or two dogs now for the run, which is directly followed by the pool event - there are also two pool parties later in the morning (tickets available at the gate for those). Saturday, September 8th. Stewart Heights Park/Pool, 402 E. 56th Street, Tacoma.  253-305-1022  http://www.MetroParksTacoma.org/Races

Color Collections at Museum of Glass Family Day:  Welcome the colors of fall by visiting "Spotlight on Dale Chihuly: Works from the Museum of Glass Permanent Collection"! Find the number of colors in this terrific artist's work and then create your own! Art educator Jennifer Adams will be on hand, and there will be a performance by a local square dancing group, Young Bunch! Saturday, September 8th, 1-4pm. Museum of Glass, 1801 Dock St., Tacoma.  253-284-4750 

GRuB Volunteer Day:  Help care for the GRuB Farm! Seniors, veterans and families are invited to sustain this great Olympia place for sustainable, organic agriculture, which also teaches citizens about agriculture law and policy. Work for a few hours and receive a delicious lunch! Saturday, September 15th, 10am-2pm. GRuB Farm, 2016 Elliott Ave. NW, Olympia.  360-753-5522 

FREE ADMISSION!  Tacoma Third Thursday:  The Museum of Glass celebrates Tacoma's "Third Thursday" with glassblowing demonstrations and displays Thursday, September 20th, 5-8pm. Museum of Glass, 1801 Dock St., Tacoma.  253-284-4750 

GET TICKETS NOW!  Chinese Warriors of Peking:  See juggling, acrobatics and live stage combat with the Chinese Warriors of Peking! Set druing the Ming dynasty, it's the tale of two rival martial arts disciplines competing in the Chinese capital of Peking. GET TICKETS NOW! Thursday, September 20th, 7pm.  Rialto Theater, Tacoma.  253-591-5890 

GET TICKETS NOW!  Michelangelo's Sistine Chapel:  Experience Michelangelo's Sistine Chapel from a new perspective! This exhibition recreates an absolute masterpiece and makes its only Washington stop at the Tacoma Armory! GET TICKETS NOW! Friday, September 21st, 7pm. Tacoma Armony, 1001 S. Yakima Ave., Tacoma.  253-591-5890 

FREE! GET TICKETS ONLINE!  Smithsonian Magazine Museum Day:  Take advantage of Smithsonian Magazine Museum Day Saturday, September 22nd! Go online to get free tickets to museums, zoos, and cultural centers across the United States, including free admission to Tacoma's Museum of Glass. Museum Day represents a national commitment to access, equality and inclusion.  Museum of Glass, 1801 Dock St., Tacoma.  253-284-4750  https://www.smithsonianmag.com/museumday/museum-day-2018/

GET TICKETS NOW!  Zonta Club Cabaret:  Take in a special night of cabaret with the Zonta Club of Olympia! Patrons will enjoy dinner and spirits and catch a cabaret revue with all the trimmings! Funds earned by the club support the community and Zonta International, which focuses on achieving gender equality and empowering all women and girls. GET TICKETS NOW! Saturday, September 22nd, 5:30pm. Little Creek Casino & Resort, Shelton.  360-339-3269 

REGISTER NOW!  Landscape Photography In Shelton:  Get photoraphy tips and more at the iconic Bayshore Preserve! Photography expert Bruce Livingston will answer questions about camera settings, panorama, tripods and more. Bring a iPhone or DSLR, but to get the most out of the class, bring a camera with manual or semi-manual controls. FREE, but registration required! Thursday, September 27th, 6pm.  Bayshore Preserve, Shelton.  360-943-3012 

GET TICKETS NOW!  Stephen Stills & Judy Collins:  See two legends of American music, on tour together! Stephen Stills & Judy Collins are rock and folk icons, performing live and celebrating over 50 years of enduring friendship and music making. Tuesday, October 2nd, 7:30pm. Washington Center for the Performing Arts, 512 Washington St. SE, Olympia.  360-753-8586 

GET TICKETS NOW!  Shoshana Bean:  Broadway veteran and "Hairspray" cast member Shoshana Bean comes to the Washington Center! Known for her visceral and heartfelt vocals, Bean's "Spectrum" show moves through haunting original songs, new workings of contemporary hits and beloved classics. Thursday, October 4th, 7:30pm. Washington Center for the Performing Arts. 512 Washington Street SE, Olympia.  360-753-8586  https://washingtoncenter.org

GET TICKETS NOW!  Keb' Mo' In Olympia:  Since the 1990s, Keb' Mo' has cultivated a reputation as a modern master and performer of American roots music! This four time Grammy award winner and singer-songwriter-guitarist combines blues, folk music and more into one engaging whole. GET TICKETS NOW! Thursday, October 11th, 7:30pm. Washington Center for the Performing Arts.  360-753-8586 

GET TICKETS NOW!  Photographer Vincent J. Musi:  Join photographer Vincent J. Musi as he taps into his inner Dr. Doolittle with a National Geographic Live show! He will share stories from his encounters with some extraordinary animals, including exotic pets, a bonobo with a 300 word vocabulary, and a crow that makes and uses tools. GET TICKETS NOW! Tuesday, October 16th, 7:30pm. Washington Center for the Performing Arts.  360-753-8586 

FREE!  Veterans Day Remembrance:  Remember U.S. Veterans at a ceremony at the Capitol Rotunda! Veterans and citizens will commemorate the end of WWI at the 11th hour on the 11th day of the 11th month. Please RSVP to have your loved one remembered at the event. Sunday, November 11th, 11am. Capitol Rotunda, Olympia.  360-867-1839