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Michael Magee will read from a new collection of poetry, “Vanishing Points from Ballarat to Ravenna Park,” with photography by Jeff Acorn at King’s Books, Thurs., Nov. 30 from 7 p.m. The theme: “Stories from ghost towns of the west and the Pacific Northwest.” He will autograph books including “Dementia: Love is a Blur” about the ups and downs of dementia. The event takes place at King’s Books, 219 Saint Helens St. Info:


On Dec. 2 starting at 2 p.m., come meet local artists who make comics. King’s Books and Destiny City Comics will be hosting independent writers and artists who can’t wait to sell you their latest zine or other concoction. Info:


Find a gift for everyone on your list on Dec. 2, beginning at 10 a.m., at Hilltop Artists’ annual Winter Glass Sale. All proceeds go back into Hilltop Artists’ tuition-free programs. 2017 marks the launch of our annual signature ornament. Designed by a student, it features a festive swirl of Hilltop Artists’ colors: teal, orange, and white. There are limited quantities of this special ornament. Info:


Invest in and promote justice in our community and world. Free admission. Great holiday gift ideas, featuring baskets, ornaments, food products, and more. L’Arche will have fresh evergreen wreaths and handmade crafts available. The market takes place Dec. 1-3 at Urban Grace, The Downtown Church, 902 Market St., Tacoma, on Friday from 2-6 p.m., Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. For more information or to volunteer, contact Jennifer Dean (253) 272-2184 x1,


Experience a little bit of Bethlehem when you stroll through this free exhibit featuring more than 900 Christmas crèches and nativities on display at the 10th annual Tacoma Festival of the Nativity. A centerpiece of the event is a continual “living nativity.” Live Christmas vocal and instrumental music will be performed throughout the Festival. There are family activities, such as a “Life of Christ” art room, a free family photo booth. The festival runs Dec. 1-3, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. at Tacoma North Stake Center, 1102

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