HAPPY MARKET GRAND OPENING
Saturday, April 14, 11 a.m.
Washington State History Museum, 1911 Pacific Ave., Tacoma
This summer, the Washington State History Museum will be launching a weekly merchant fair on the beautiful plaza of the museum building. The grand opening will feature live music, a beer garden and fun for every age group. The Traveling Happy Market is a vendor market comprised of local small businesses and their handmade, curated or found goods. Info: www.facebook.com/thetravelinghappymarket
Tuesday, April 17, 6 p.m.
University of Puget Sound, Slater Museum of Natural History, Thompson Hall #295
Join the Slater Museum for an evening of sketching some of their beautifully mounted butterflies and moths. If there are any particular species that you would like to draw, e-mail your request. Please bring your own supplies. With artists’ permission, we may also ask to scan some of your works to be used in our promotional materials. This event is for visitors 15 years and older. Admission is free, but space is limited to 20 people. Please RSVP by e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org. Info: www.facebook.com/events/186817585376039
HIKING THE PACIFIC CREST TRAIL: WASHINGTON
Thursday, April 19, 7 p.m.
Tacoma Mountaineers, 2302 N. 30th St., Tacoma
Join author Tami Asars as she shares a wealth of information about planning a hike along Washington’s PCT from the dry Columbia Gorge all the way to the Pasayten Wilderness. Meet Asars and pick up a signed copy of her book after the event. (Books will be sold for $20, please bring cash.) Info: www.facebook.com/tamiasars
COMIC BOOK SHOP PIZZA PARTY
Friday, April 20, 4 p.m.
Destiny City Comics, 218 St. Helens Ave., Tacoma
Destiny City Comics is springing for a free pizza buffet on April 20, inviting local artists to exhibit and taking donations to the Cartoonists League of Absurd Washingtonians (CLAW) Scholarship Fund, which enters you for a chance to win comics and prizes from other local businesses. Pizza will be provided by Harmon Hub. Info: www.cartoonistsleague.org/scholarship or www.facebook.com/events/222477748309007
CARE AND FEEDING OF FAMILY PHOTOS
Sunday, April 22, 2 p.m.
Tacoma Historical Society, 919 Pacific Ave., Tacoma
“Shutterbugs” exhibit co-curator Ron Karabaich of Old Town Photo will share dos and don’ts of framing and preserving precious family pictures. Come to Tacoma Historical Society to see the exhibit and learn from an expert. The event is free and everyone is welcome. Info: www.tacomahistory.org/care-and-feeding-of-family-photos