Monday, July 9, 9 a.m.
Summer Science Seacamp
Foss Waterway Seaport, 705 Dock St., Tacoma
Summer Science SeaCamp, with Foss Waterway Seaport and Pierce County Parks and Recreation, offers a chance to explore the worlds of the beach and sea in new ways that bring science to life. Seacamp attendees will take beach explorations and conduct science tests on what they find. There will also be boat trips and outings to environmentally diverse sites.
Thursday, July 12, 6:30 p.m.
A history of Creative Reuse
Washington State History Museum,
1911 Pacific Ave., Tacoma
At the preview party for the new exhibit “Make/Do: A History of Creative Reuse,” visitors will be among the first to see the WSHM’s newest exhibition featuring 180 upcycled artworks, objects, and products from throughout Washington’s history. Hear gallery talks every half hour and meet some of the featured artists and innovative makers. Objects have been curated from the Historical Society’s collection, other historical societies and organizations from across the state, and from makers and artists in Washington and Oregon. Enjoy light hors d’oeuvres and sip drinks from the no-host bar. The preview is free for members, just $15 for not-yet-members.
Friday, July 13, 6 p.m.
Summer Bash Fiesta
Stewart Heights Park, 402 E. 56th St., Tacoma
The annual Summer Bash 2018 Fiesta will be one to remember. Pack your snacks, blankets and lawn chairs and head to the park for a free outdoor movie for the whole family. Summer Bash – featuring Click! Mobile Movies – is a summertime tradition in Tacoma. Come celebrate summer with this free family event. There will be demos, entertainment, vendors, arts and crafts, activities, obstacle courses, games and food available for purchase. After the festivities are over, stay for our feature film “Coco” and watch the movie underneath the stars.
Friday, July 13, July 27, Aug. 24
Family Camp at Owen Beach
Owen Beach, Point Defiance Park, Tacoma,
Metro Parks Tacoma is opening up Owen Beach for camping this summer. Pick one of three Friday nights to camp out under the stars with your family and friends: July 13, July 27 or Aug. 24. This unique experience also includes tent space, evening snack, crafts, Ranger-led activity and a sunrise breakfast. You will need to bring tent, sleeping bag, toiletries, camp chair, flashlight, bug spray. Please leave your pets at home. Pricing: $50 for 4-person tent space; $75 for a 6-person space; $100 for an 8-person space. No online registration, please call Tacoma Nature Center (253) 404-3930 to register. Registration deadline for each campout is 4 p.m. on the Wednesday before the event.
Sunday, July 15, 12 p.m.
Painted Walking Sticks Workshop
Dazed and Reused Coffee and Crafts Art Studio, 2607 6th Ave., Tacoma
Unleash your creative side and make a fabulous walking stick. Dazed and Reused will provide a beautiful, hand-selected natural wood walking stick and teach you how to paint incredible designs on it. You will also receive your color choice of leather handle, along with everything needed to create a unique, one-of-a-kind walking stick. Dazed and Reused will give you all the supplies and the knowhow. You provide your creativity and turn your walking stick into your very own masterpiece. This class is $40 per person. Limited seating is available.
Info: www.facebook.com/events/2147135818849909/ or www.dazedandreused.com/events/painted-walking-sticks-workshop-2