The Things We Like


Sunday, March 11, noon
Environmental Learning Center, 5715 Animal Rd., Tacoma (behind zoo in Point Defiance Park)
You’re invited to the SOTAbots Benefit Auction. Enjoy a delightful afternoon gathering that includes a preview of the 2018 SOTAbots Power Up robot, a light lunch, and a spectacular silent auction with items to tantalize your fiscal support of the 2018 FIRST Power Up season. Suggested donation of $10 per person or $40 a family is requested. Experience the new Environmental Learning Center in the heart of Point Defiance Park and SAMI campus when you attend. We have a limited amount of silent auction items valued from $25.57 and up. Event proceeds benefit the many outreach programs that SOTAbots provide the Tacoma community. Please RSVP and save the date. For more information, visit

Tuesday, March 13, 7 p.m.
St. Luke’s Memorial Episcopal Church, 3615 N. Gove St., Tacoma
The Salish Sea Early Music Festival presents a program of mostly Italian four-part canzonas entitled “Shakespeare in Italy” with dulcian (baroque bassoon) player Anna Marsh, renaissance transverse flutist Jeffrey Cohan, violinist Courtney Kuroda, and violist Stephen Creswell. This program explores a unique language of expressive nuance from an all but forgotten musical arena, performed on the period instruments that bring this music to life. Among the composers from Shakespeare’s lifetime to be represented are Floriano Canale, Andrea Cima, Giacomo Filippo Biumi, and Fiorentio Maschera, along with Hugh Ashton and other English and French composers. For information, visit

Saturday, March 17, 2 p.m.
Crescent Moon Gifts, 2502 6th Ave., Tacoma
Make a dragon egg of your very own, just $15. You will start by shaping an egg out of air dry clay, then choose between an assortment of pre-painted, jewel-like thumbtacks. After learning the fundamental spiral layering technique, each artist is cut loose to pin their own one of a kind work of sculptured art. Space is limited to 10 people per session. You must pre-register. For information, visit

Saturday, March 24, 9 a.m.
Point Defiance Pagoda, 5400 N. Pearl St., Tacoma
This is the Tacoma Rose Society’s annual tribute to spring planting. There will be roses, perennials, bulbs, garden art, a white elephant or two, and even some surprises – all for sale to benefit the Pt. Defiance Rose Garden. For information, visit

Saturday, March 24, 7 p.m.
The Antique Sandwich Company, 5102 N. Pearl St., Tacoma
World Storytelling Night is coming to the Antique Sandwich Company. The Fireside Storytellers League will host the world storytelling in Tacoma. Fireside Storytelling League is a volunteer service organization that teaches and promotes the ancient art of storytelling. The event is open to the public free of charge. Food available for purchase. Donations accepted. For information, visit or

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