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Monday, Aug. 25: Creative Colloquy

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Monday, Aug. 25: Creative Colloquy

Weekly Volcano scribe Jackie Fender has created Creative Colloquy aiming to share Tacoma's rich literary talents and foster relationships built upon mutual admiration of the written word. Held the last Monday at B Sharp Coffee House, the spoken word night has been so successful a print publication is in the

Monday, Sept. 1: Honoring The Past and Embracing The Future

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Monday, Sept. 1: Honoring The Past and Embracing The Future

The all-African-American Buffalo Soldiers of the 9th and 10th (Horse) Cavalry served in America's wars from 1866 through the end of World War III. They participated in cross-country cattle drives, escorted wagon trains and stagecoaches through often-volatile territories of the Wild West and fought in the Spanish-American War and both

Water Sports Lessons

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Water Sports Lessons

How would you like to spend the summer doing things your friends may not be willing to try in the water?   For starters, how about a dookie dive just for the thrilling fun of it?   Or perhaps you are a booger, or a kook.    Confused yet?  Well, these terms are commonly used in

All four of the 62nd Airlift Wing's airlift squadrons are home

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All four of the 62nd Airlift Wing's airlift squadrons are home

For the first time since 2006, all four of the 62nd Airlift Wing's airlift squadrons are home. The squadrons are back home as result of a new deployment rotation schedule which will allow them to rotate deployments with Joint Base Charleston, South Carolina. "This rotation allows for a greater period of time

Tuesday, Aug. 26: Writing Workshop: Creating Original Worlds

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Tuesday, Aug. 26: Writing Workshop: Creating Original Worlds

Contrary to popular perception, writing is actual work. No matter the frivolity of the piece, even if it be a mere preview blurb, you can rest assured true blood, sweat and tears were spilled during its composition. Perhaps not as much blood, sweat, etc., in this preview blurb, as say

Tuesday, Sept. 2: Olympia Farmers Market Dinner Series

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Tuesday, Sept. 2: Olympia Farmers Market Dinner Series

Farm-to-fork, farm-to-table, pasture-to-plate: Whether industry buzz phrases or genuine attempts to improve the quality of meals for restaurant diners, the trend has blossomed into a nationwide obsession for restaurateurs and dedicated gourmands alike. Embracing the bounty of gardens and farms, harvested locally and prepared at home, the idea is to

Wednesday, Aug. 27: Food Justice Book Club

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Wednesday, Aug. 27: Food Justice Book Club

The Tacoma Food Justice Book Club will discuss the story of organic food from its humble beginnings to its industrialization by a number of large producers, and what's good and bad about the industry today as they flip through the pages of Organic Inc.: Natural Foods and How They Grew,

Wednesday, Sept. 3: "Something Wicked Goes Back To School"

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Wednesday, Sept. 3: "Something Wicked Goes Back To School"

College isn't just about studying, it's also about learning how to be a unsupervised adult. There are a few things you need to know right away. One), dry humping in public doesn't improve your street cred. Unless you're a declared exhibitionist, you will regret finding photos on Facebook next week.

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Spike and the Impalers

Seattle’s classic rock radio station, KZOK 102.5 FM, has a highly-rated morning show host named Bob Rivers. Rivers is known for his intelligent and humorous satire on his talk radio program, but he also has a deep affinity for music. Rivers has recorded several records of what he calls Twisted

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Jason Michael Carroll, 2 Live Crew and others

Friday Jason Michael Carroll If you attend this show, close your eyes for the first couple of songs, otherwise you might think Jason Michael Carroll is lip-syncing to an obscure deep-voiced country artist from the 1970s. The 28-year-old singer/songwriter looks like an ‘80s heavy metal singer — complete with long blonde locks

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Rites of passage

The kid has been biting her nails pretty much since she’s had teeth. Recently I was helping her wash her hands after she made dirt castles out of the soil from the holes the dogs have been digging in the back yard, and I noticed she actually had soil under her

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Glaude grooves

Listen up, Tacoma. The death of electronica in the South Sound has been greatly exaggerated. Come get smacked upside the head with evidence of its vibrancy on Friday, April 20, when Ocean Grooves celebrates its Eighth Anniversary at the Swiss. Headlining will be native DJ-gone-global Donald Glaude, DJ dAb and

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Gallery with a heart

The tattoo on Kelly Joseph’s wrist tells the story behind the story of how it was she came to the Pacific Northwest. Inspired by her favorite book by Tom Robbins, “Still Life with Woodpecker,” the tattoo indelibly confirms her love of the author from the area where she knew she wanted

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Film

Capitol Theater Olympia. The documentary Courthouse Girls of Farmland, May 29 noon, free (206 E. Fifth Ave., 360.754.6670). Museum of Glass Downtown Tacoma. The Time of Lino and White Light: Glass Compositions by Daniel Clayman, 10 am to 5 pm Mon-Sat, noon-5 pm Sun, 10 am to 8 pm 3rd Thurs.

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Kids

Borders Books, Music & Cafe Puyallup. Tweens’ Manga Book Club, the third Saturday of each month 2 pm. Children’s story time, every Wed and Sat 11 am (3829 S. Meridian, 253.845.8751). Children's Museum of Tacoma Downtown Tacoma. Wee One’s Weekly 1-2:30 Mon, 9:30-11 am Tues-Wed. Soar Into Story: The Adventures of

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Out & About

DANCE CLASSES Studio 6 Ballroom Tacoma. Tango Practica, Tues 9 pm, $5. Salsa Practice, Fri 9:30 pm, $5. Fred/Fred and Ginger/Ginger same sex calls, Sat 5 pm (2806 Sixth Ave., 253.905.5301). EVENTS/FESTIVALS RecruitMilitary Job Fair Downtown Tacoma.  Event for job seekers with military backgrounds

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Stage

DANCE Dance Theatre Northwest University Place. Celebrate Summer Art Series, May 30 6 pm, free (Bridgeport Place, 5250 Bridgeport Way W, 253.565.5149). THEATER Capital Playhouse Olympia. Sondheim's A Little Night Music featuring Jeff Kingsbury and Jenny May Donnell, through May 30 7:30 pm Wed-Sat, 2

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Word

LECTURES/CLASSES/CLUBS Crystal Voyage Tacoma. A Buddhist meditation class, Mon 7-8:30 pm. $10 (2601 East D St., Suite 300, 253.272.4367). Historic Tacoma Downtown Tacoma. Several brainiacs lecture on “Tacoma Historic Sacred Places: Their Past, Present and Future,” May 28 7 pm (Urban Grace Church, South

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Voyeurism goes legit

The first year of A Cook’s Tour, Jessica Corddry recalled that the Junior League of Tacoma had to look within for homeowners willing to open their doors to up to 300 ticket holders. But by the following year, individuals walking through the tour saw how the event was organized and

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Ebony Fashion Fair

Hot fun in the springtime The Tacoma Urban League Guild is hosting the “World’s Largest Traveling Fashion Show,” the 49th Annual Ebony Fashion Fair presentation, Stylishly Hot. The Ebony Fashion Fair is a show known for its daring, body-baring style — if the name alludes to anything, the evening promises to

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