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On Fri. Dec. 8 and Sat. Dec. 9 TCC Clay Club Pottery holds its holiday pottery and art sale. It takes place in the TCC Senate Room, Building #11, 6501 S. 19th St., Tacoma. Come support local artists and find unique holiday treasures. Plenty of parking will be available (please avoid the staff marked spots). A percentage of all sales go to support art scholarships and Clay Club activities. Call (253) 566-5346 or visit for information.


Points Northeast Historical Society is hosting its Annual Old-Fashioned Christmas Tea on Sunday, Dec. 10, 1-4 p.m. in the Light Keepers’ Cottage (1903) in the Browns Point Lighthouse Park at 201 Tulalip Street NE, Browns Point. This event just bursts with holiday spirit and fun. Enjoy delicious goodies and beverages, sing carols around an antique pump organ, visit with Santa and Mrs. Santa, enjoy the festive decorations and tour our mini-museums and the boathouse. You can even ring the original fog bell! The event is free. Info: or use message phone: (253) 927-2536.


The Winter Arts Showcase is a “no frills” and free opportunity for students in the Metro Arts Tacoma’s performing arts programs to demonstrate what they have been learning and working toward during the fall sessions. It’s also a great time to allow children the chance to perform and see how well they like it, in particular as preparation for the large-scale production Metro Arts puts on each spring. Admission is free. Again, the performance is considered “no frills”, which means students are not required to purchase costumes or props. The event takes place Dec. 14, 6:15-7:30 p.m. at Jason lee Middle School (602 N. Sprague Ave., Tacoma). Info:


On Dec. 16, from 6-8 p.m., bring the family and enjoy a hot cocoa bar and caroling at the W. W. Seymour Conservatory at 316 S. G St. in historic Wright Park. $3 suggested donation. Info: visit or call (253) 591-5330.


Meet at 2nd Cycle Tacoma’s Community Cycle Center, 1205 Martin Luther King Jr Way, Tacoma on Saturday, Dec. 16 at 11:30 a.m. for a winter ride from the 2nd Cycle hilltop location, to the iDEA high school location on Park Avenue. This ride will be about 10 miles long. Roll out will be no later than 12 p.m. At iDEA, enjoy some hot cocoa, coffee or cider. Everyone will then ride back towards Hilltop to Wright Park. Info: or

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