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Saturday, July 28, 9 a.m.

Tacoma Giants Part 1: Intro to the Trees of Point Defiance

Point Defiance Park, 5400 N. Pearl St., Tacoma

Meet Mik Miazio and the Beanstalk. Miazio is a certified arborist happy to share his knowledge of the trees of Point Defiance with you; and the Beanstalk is a 186-foot Pseudotsuga menziesii, a.k.a. Douglas fir, located a stone’s throw away from Fort Nisqually. This nature talk is ideal for kids, older folks and people with mobility issues. The event will include activities around the Fort Nisqually picnic shelter and the Beanstalk nearby. Cost is $4 per person.

Info: metroparkstacoma.org/calendar/index.php?cid=9286

Saturday, July 28, 9 a.m.

Paws in the Park Dog-A-Thon

Fort Steilacoom Park, 8714 87th Ave. SW, Lakewood 

Join thousands of animal advocates and their furry friends for the Humane Society’s 28th annual Paws in the Park featuring the Dog-A-Thon. Held at Fort Steilacoom Park in Lakewood, this fun, family event has something for everyone: lakeside and scenic trails; dozens of pet-related booths; demonstrations; contests; food vendors and much more. Best of all, the walk benefits pets in need at the Humane Society for Tacoma and Pierce County. Last year, the event raised more than $300,000, and we need your help to raise $325,000 in 2018. 

Info: support.thehumanesociety.org/pawsinthepark

Thursday, Aug. 2, 6 p.m.

August Green Drinks with Sound Transit 

Broken Spoke, 1014 Martin Luther King Jr. Way, Tacoma 

Green Drinks is a great way to get in the know about all things sustainability in Tacoma, and do it in a way that lets you kick back with a beverage at the same time. Tacoma Green Drinks is an easy and fun environmental networking organization dedicated to unifying the sustainable community.

Info: facebook.com/greendrinks253

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