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On Sun., Dec.3, 2 to 6 p.m., stop by SPUN Clay Arts Studio & Gallery

(1307 Martin Luther King Jr. Way, Tacoma) for a multiple artist holiday sale.

Lucy Nilan, Jenny Schlatter, the SPUN crew, and a few others will be there with their ceramics, glass and prints. Get that one-of-a-kind gift for that special someone, at the same time support local artists. For information, visit


Dazed and Reused Studio (740 Broadway St., Tacoma) is the place to be Dec. 6 from 3-5 p.m. for the Funky Feathers Painted Driftwood Workshop. Join artist Nancy Franklin as she guides you through the wonderful art of painting amazing images on driftwood. Dazed and Reused will supply a whole stock pile of different shapes and sizes for you to choose from. This workshop is $25 per person. All supplies are included. Pay at the door and RSVP via Facebook:


Dec. 9 sees the return of the annual Christmas at Fort Steilacoom event. Living historians will present a period candle-light Christmas in the remaining officers’ quarters. The gift shop will also be open for Christmas shopping. Tickets will be available at the Fort Steilacoom Interpretive Center in Quarters 4 (9601 Steilacoom Blvd. SW, Lakewood) during the event, 4-7:30 p.m. Adults $5, children $3, family $10 (parents & kids). Visit the website for updates to the program schedule:


The Glitter Party Winter Cookie Decorating and Crafts Party takes place Sat. Dec. 9 beginning at 1 p.m. at the STAR Center, 3873 S. 66th St., Tacoma. The event features a special guest appearance by Ana and Elsa from “MAGIC in the PNW.” All the fun, snacks and beverages are provided. Tickets are $10 each for kids and $5 for adults. Space is very limited, only 60 tickets available for this special event. For information, visit


The Gingerbread Showcase is a community event presented in the lobby of the Courtyard Marriott Downtown Tacoma. The display runs through New Year’s Day. The gingerbread landmarks, created by local bakers and culinary students from Tacoma Public Schools, showcase the history and flavor of Tacoma. The Gingerbread Showcase is a collaboration between Rebuilding Together South Sound, its partners, and the Tacoma Public Schools. For details, visit

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