GET OUT: Parks appreciation day, garden and plant sale, Seattle Pet Expo, Old Time Fiddlers Show and more happenings this weekend

Tacoma News TribuneApril 26, 2014 

Saturday's Parks Appreciation Day brought out area volunteers to tidy up area public use outdoor locations. HUGH MCMILLAN/Special to the Gateway

HUGH MCMILLAN — Special to the Gateway


Celebrating Earth Day, Arbor Day, National Parks Week and your local parks in one fun event is Parks Appreciation Day starting at 9 a.m. Saturday. Show your local park some love by volunteering to trim limbs, groom grounds, comb beaches and plant more flowers and trees. Bring hand tools and dress for the weather. There are a variety of projects to choose from. Go to ­ Here are a couple to check out:
* Help work on the Puyallup Riverwalk Trail. Meet at the trail behind the Puyallup Goodwill, 1200 Fourth St. NW, at 9 a.m. For more information call 253-302-1104 or
* Join Harbor Wild Watch in a beach cleanup at the Purdy Sand Spit, state Route 302, Purdy. Meet at 9 a.m. For more information call 253-514-0187.

Celebrating the Arabian equine for more than 50 years, the Daffodil Arabian Horse Association of Washington is holding its annual spring show. There also will be vendors and other enthusiasts at the event. Hours are 8 a.m.-5 p.m. at the Palhamus Arena in the Washington State Fair Events Center, 110 Ninth Ave. SW, Puyallup. Enter at the green gate, admission is free.

As the weather warms up, it’s time to start working in the yard and garden. Check out the annual Chase Garden Plant Sale from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. There will be a wide variety of plants to choose from. The garden is at 16015 264th St. E., Orting. Admission is free. Call 360-893-6739 for more information.

Take in Old Time Fiddler and Variety Show at 2 p.m. Saturday. Sponsored by the Washington Old Time Fiddlers Association District 8, the show features country and Western music and old time fiddling with special guests The Cow Chips western band. It’s at White River High School Theater, 26928 120th St. E., Buckley. General admission is $7, seniors and students are $5, kids 12 and younger are free.

It’s all about your pets at the Seattle Amazing Pet Expo from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. at the Seattle Center Exhibition Hall, 305 Harrison St., Seattle. Admission is free and the expo will feature exhibitors, free prize giveaways, a mega adoption event with local rescue groups, free nail trims, agility demonstrations, live entertainment and lots of information booths. Bring your pets and join in the fun. For more information go to



Join in celebrating the restoration of the Meeker Mansion, 312 Spring St., Puyallup, by attending a top-to-bottom mansion tour Sunday. Explore every part of the mansion and learn about the museum and its membership drive. It’s from noon-4 p.m., admission is $6 adults, $3 children. For more information call 253-848-1770.

Enjoy authentic teriyaki and help support the White River Buddhist Temple, 3625 Auburn Way N., Auburn at the Spring Fundraiser Chicken Teriyaki Dinner. It will feature cafeteria style dining or take-out, dinner includes teriyaki chicken, rice and tsukemono (pickled cabbage). It also will include a bake sale featuring baked manju, steamed mochi pies, cookies, cakes and more. Tickets are $12. For more information call 253-833-1422.

Find a bargain or that one-of-a-kind item at the Gig Harbor Trunk Sale to benefit Mary Bridge Children’s Hospital. There will be crafts, tools, clothes, toys, furniture, sporting goods, artwork, collectibles, antiques, electronics and more. It’s being held at Gig Harbor High School, 5101 Rosedale St. NW, Gig Harbor from 1-5:30 p.m. Sunday. Admission is free. For more information call 253-358-4141.

Enjoy the music of Beethoven, Brahms, Whitacre, Lauridsen, Mozart and others at the spring concert by South Sound Classical Choir. They will perform a free show at
3 p.m. Sunday at Mason United Methodist Church, 2714 N. Madison St., Tacoma. For more information call 253-507-4183.

For more events and activities in the area go to Online Events Calendar

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