Explore the shore and learn about wildlife at low tide events
It’s low tide weekend, and two local events can take the family out to experience the shore and its life. Here are a couple happening locally.
* Tiptoe through the Tidepools at Titlow Park, 8425 Sixth Ave., Tacoma. Sponsored by Metro Parks Tacoma, the free educational and fun event will show you how to explore the shore at low tide. Learn from experts, touch sea creatures and learn to respect the environment from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday. For more information call or go online; 253-591-6439,
* The Get Your Feet Wet with Harbor WildWatch will host shore events with experts available to explain and educate the family on life at the shore. Head out to DeMolay Sandspits Nature Reserve, 55 Bella Bella Drive, Fox Island, from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday.
Also check out Kopachuck State Park, 11101 56th St. NW, Gig Harbor, from 11:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Saturday. Look for the blue canopy on the beach and the naturalists and volunteers in blue shirts. There is no charge; Discover Pass is required for Kopachuck State Park.
For more information on Harbor WildWatch call 253-514-0187 or go to haborwildwatch.org.
Puyallup Rose Society annual Rose Show at Meeker Mansion
Join the Puyallup Rose Society for its annual Rose Show at Meeker Mansion, 312 Spring St., Puyallup. The show runs 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday and will include garden events on the mansion grounds, tours of the mansion, and a viewing of rose quilts. Admission to the rose show is free; tours of the mansion are $4 for adults, $3 for students and seniors, and $2 for children. Call 253-848-1770 for details.
Historic presentation highlights women during the Civil War
Join historian and living history performer Karen Haas as she presents “I Am Always on the Women’s Side: Vignette of the Civil War” at 7 p.m. Saturday at Bethlehem Lutheran Church, 101 E. 38th St., Tacoma. She has researched numerous diaries, letters and songs written by women for this program portraying women from different walks of life and points of view. There is a $10 suggested donation; all proceeds go to Bethlehem Lutheran’s community outreach. For more information call 253-474-0525.
Sail the Adventuress for a Father’s Day excursion
Sailing enthusiasts can celebrate Father’s Day by joining the crew on the historic schooner Adventuress. Come as a family and raise the sails, sing a sea chantey and sail the waters of Seattle’s Elliott Bay departing from the Elliott Bay Marina, 2601 W. Marina Place. Sailing times are 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. Sunday. Fathers sail free; tickets for members are $55 for adults, $25 for youth; tickets for nonmembers are $65 for adults, $35 for youths. For more information, call 360-379-0438 or go to soundexp.org.
Vashon Island celebrates Father’s Day with music
Support Vashon Island Pet Protectors at the Father’s Day Vashon Music Festival noon-3 p.m. Sunday. Andrew Will Winery will be pouring, as will Seattle Distilling, plus there will be snow cones and La Biondo Wood Fired Pizza for the kids. Live music will be provided by Poultry in Motion, Rusty Willoughby, Jason Staczek, Jennifer Sutherland, Danny Newcomb and The Sugarmakers. It’s all taking place at Seattle Distilling, 19429 Vashon Highway SW, Vashon. Admission is free; prices for pours and food vary.
Classic cars and motorsports shows
It’s Father’s Day and what dad doesn’t like cars? Choose between two local car shows to check out.
* Take your dad — or another car lover you know — to the Father’s Day Car and Motorsports Show from 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Sunday at Brooklake Church, 629 S. 356th St., Federal Way. Admission is free but donations are being taken to support the Single Moms Oil Change Outreach program. For more information, call 206-940-2533.
* Get an early start to Father’s Day with the free Rods, Hogs and Dogs car and bike show from 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Sunday. There will be prizes for the best car and best bike of the day, free food, and free admission. It’s all happening at Mountain View Church of the Nazarene, 940 Israel Road SW, Olympia. Call 360-943-0795 for more information.
Tacoma Street Scramble explores downtown sites
If you’re looking for a fun way to learn about and discover downtown Tacoma then check out the Tacoma Street Scramble. With 30 checkpoints on a map, find them in 90 minutes or 3 hours. How far you go and whether you walk, run, or bike is up to you. Find a blend of art, parks, industry, and waterfront in Tacoma. Meet at Tollefson Plaza, Pacific Avenue and South 17th Street, Tacoma at 3:30 a.m. to register and check in to join in the fun. Day of registration is $30 adults, $20 adults with team member 12 and younger, $20 juniors, 13-21 years old, $10 youth, 6-12 years old and free for 5 and younger. Go online for all the details; streetscramble.com/content/tacoma-street-scramble
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