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Ramming rafts on Skykomish River

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Ramming rafts on Skykomish River

I have wanted to go whitewater rafting for years. So when my oldest adventure buddy called up and asked if I wanted to join a group of his friends for a trip, I didn't hesitate. I didn't even ask where we were going. The only words out of my mouth

7th Infantry Division prepares for possible overseas deployment

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7th Infantry Division prepares for possible overseas deployment

Instability in one part of the world can have dramatic impacts in other parts of the world. Recognizing this, the Department of the Army announced yesterday that the Chief of Army has directed the 7th Infantry Division headquarters, located at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, to add a "deployable capability" while simultaneously maintaining

Visual Edge: "The Butterfly Effect"

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Visual Edge: "The Butterfly Effect"

The Thurston County Family & Juvenile Court is not a place people are likely to go with the intention of viewing art, but the court is open to the public and there is a lot of exciting art to be seen. "The Butterfly Effect" is a new permanent installation in the

Wednesday, Jan. 7: What Possessed Mary Shelley?

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Wednesday, Jan. 7: What Possessed Mary Shelley?

Give 19-year-old Mary Shelley credit for dreaming up a world-altering idea and single-handedly concocting the genre of science fiction. Frankenstein was regarded as Gothic sensationalism when first published - a lurid tale of a scientist driven mad by his obsession to animate the dead. It has earned the status of

Wednesday, Jan. 7 2015: South Puget Sound Live Music, Comedy and DJs Calendar

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Wednesday, Jan. 7 2015: South Puget Sound Live Music, Comedy and DJs Calendar

ACOUSTIC/FOLK/CELTIC Tugboat Annies Olympia - Westside. Irish Session. All Ages. 8-10 pm. NC. Ted Brown Music Company Tacoma - South. Uke 'An Jam. All Ages. 6:30-8 pm. NC. Tugboat Annies Olympia - Westside. Wed night Irish Session. 7:00- 930. NC. COMEDY/GAMES Cascade Community Center JBLM-Lewis Main. Bar Bingo

Tuesday, Jan. 6: Relax, Recoup, Renew!

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Tuesday, Jan. 6: Relax, Recoup, Renew!

How was your holiday? (This is the part where you say, "How was your holiday, Weekly Volcano?") Awesome, thanks. So, we're staring 2015 right in the face. Some of us have proclaimed we'll take better care of ourselves in 2015. Some of us are anticipating a new year of wellness.

Tuesday, Jan. 6 2015: South Puget Sound Live Music, Comedy and DJs Calendar

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Tuesday, Jan. 6 2015: South Puget Sound Live Music, Comedy and DJs Calendar

ACOUSTIC/FOLK/CELTIC Stonegate Pizza Tacoma - South. Acoustic open mic hosted by Leanne Trevalyan. 8 pm. NC. Traditions Cafe and World Folk Art Olympia - Downtown. Oly Songwriter Circle. All Ages. 7 pm. NC. Tugboat Annies Olympia - Westside. Open Mic Night. 9 pm. NC. COMEDY/GAMES Westgate Bar and

Monday-Friday: "The Butterfly Effect"

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Monday-Friday: "The Butterfly Effect"

The Thurston County Family & Juvenile Court is not a place people are likely to go with the intention of viewing art, but the court is open to the public and there is a lot of exciting art to be seen. "The Butterfly Effect" is a new permanent installation

Monday, Jan. 5: James Coates

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Monday, Jan. 5: James Coates

Club hopping can be overrated, especially when the weather is a snarling blast of rain and cold that makes one think twice about even leaving the couch. Some nights we like to stake out a place at a venue and hang out for a while, maybe have a meal, a

Monday, Jan. 5 2015: South Puget Sound Live Music, Comedy and DJs Calendar

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Monday, Jan. 5 2015: South Puget Sound Live Music, Comedy and DJs Calendar

ACOUSTIC/FOLK/CELTIC Steilacoom Pub and Grill Steilacoom. Monday Music, featuring Kurt Lindsay. 7 pm. BLUES Uncle Sam's American Bar & Grill Spanaway. Blues Monday with Black Rose. 7 pm. NC. COMEDY/GAMES The Hub Tacoma - Stadium District. Bar Bingo. Win $100 in cash prizes. 6-8 pm. Harmon Tap Room Tacoma

Sunday, Jan. 4: Kareem Kandi Band

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Sunday, Jan. 4: Kareem Kandi Band

What is brunch doing to jazz? Must I resign to hearing second-rate elevator music as I nibble smoked salmon and sip Bloody Marys? This thought seems too horrible to accept, so I'm thrilled to announce the Museum of Glass debuts its Sunday Music series with the Kareem Kandi Band in

Sunday, Jan. 4 2015: South Puget Sound Live Music, Comedy and DJs Calendar

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Sunday, Jan. 4 2015: South Puget Sound Live Music, Comedy and DJs Calendar

ACOUSTIC/FOLK/CELTIC Charlie's Restaurant Puyallup. Acoustic Jam Night. Open mic format with Pam Carter from Classic Case as the host. 6-9 pm. NC. BLUES Dave's of Milton Milton. Blues Jam, hosted by Doug McGrew. 7:30 pm. NC. Dawson's Bar and Grill Tacoma - South. Blues Jam, hosted by Tim Hall.

Saturday, Jan. 3: The Spazmatics

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Saturday, Jan. 3: The Spazmatics

In a single week in 1983 (July 24-30), the top 10 singles on the Billboard "Hot 100" included "Every Breath You Take," "Electric Avenue," "Flashdance...What a Feeling," "Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This)," "Wanna Be Startin' Somethin'" and "Our House." Killer singles like those boxed Prince's "1999" and Def Leppard's

Saturday, Jan. 3 2015: South Puget Sound Live Music, Comedy and DJs Calendar

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Saturday, Jan. 3 2015: South Puget Sound Live Music, Comedy and DJs Calendar

COMEDY/GAMES Tacoma Comedy Club Tacoma - Downtown. Comedian Jay Hollingsworth. 8 and 10:30 pm. $15. Mud Bay Coffee Company Olympia - Westside. Fool's Play Improv Comedy Troupe. All Ages. 8 pm. $5. COUNTRY/BLUEGRASS Lucky Eagle Casino Rochester. Broken Trail. 9 pm. NC. Franciscan Polar Plaza Ice Rink Tacoma

Friday, Jan. 2-Sunday, Jan. 4: Puyallup Home & Garden Show

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Friday, Jan. 2-Sunday, Jan. 4: Puyallup Home & Garden Show

It's winter (duh!) and Green Thumbs have a bad case of Seasonal Affective Disorder. For these folks, artificial won't do; it's just a countdown to spring. Ah, but there are a few plants that flourish indoors during the cold months to keep Green Thumbs smiling - and they're not plastic. Green

Friday, Jan. 2, 2015: South Puget Sound Live Music and DJs Calendar

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Friday, Jan. 2, 2015: South Puget Sound Live Music and DJs Calendar

ACOUSTIC/FOLK/CELTIC Traditions Cafe and World Folk Art Olympia - Downtown. Ethan Jodziewicz, Tatiana Hargreaves. All Ages. 8 pm. $10-$15. COMEDY/GAMES Tacoma Comedy Club Tacoma - Downtown. Comedian Jay Hollingsworth. 8 and 10:30 pm. $15. COUNTRY/BLUEGRASS Lucky Eagle Casino Rochester. Broken Trail. 9 pm. NC. Red Bicycle Bistro and Sushi

Through Jan. 1: 19th Annual Model Train Festival

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Through Jan. 1: 19th Annual Model Train Festival

Just so you know, you might miss the train Thursday - seeing as how it's scaled down to one and a half inches. Get it? At the 19th Annual Model Train Festival, every floor of the Washington State History Museum features model trains of all sizes and eras, landscapes, train

Thursday, Jan. 1 2015: South Puget Sound Live Music, Comedy and DJs Calendar

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Thursday, Jan. 1 2015: South Puget Sound Live Music, Comedy and DJs Calendar

COMEDY/GAMES Tacoma Comedy Club Tacoma - Downtown. Comedian Jay Hollingsworth. 8 pm. $15. KARAOKE The Mix Tacoma - Downtown. Gay-friendly karaoke. Featuring double-shot Sundays. 9 pm. NC. China Clipper Club Cafe Olympia - Downtown. Late Night Karaoke. 9 pm. NC.

Wednesday, Dec. 31: New Year's Eve

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Wednesday, Dec. 31: New Year's Eve

Yeah, right, like you need the Weekly Volcano Wednesday tonight. However, there's that thing you told yourself you were going to investigate or learn about or take a class to study further, and yet you've never really gotten around to it. Oh sure, you bought that book two years ago

Wednesday, Dec. 31 2014: South Puget Sound Live Music, Comedy and DJs Calendar

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Wednesday, Dec. 31 2014: South Puget Sound Live Music, Comedy and DJs Calendar

ACOUSTIC/FOLK/CELTIC Blue Couch Lounge Tacoma - Downtown. First Night 2014, featuring Kye Alfred Hillig, Sisters, Sporty Lee, Jake Loden & The Fisherman's Daughter. All Ages. 6:45 pm. NC. BLUES Rialto Theater Tacoma - Downtown. First Night 2014, featuring Gary Stroutos, Baby Gramps, Pearl Django, Uncle Bonsai. All Ages. 7 pm.

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