Monday (July 27)
Sewing group meets at University Place Library
If you love to sew or are new at it, then join up with Sew Friends on Mondays when they meet at the University Place Library, 3609 Market Place W., University Place. It is an open lab held two Mondays a month with cutting tables, iron, room to work, microwave oven and sink. Bring lunch or get food nearby and bring all your needed tools and materials for your project. The group provides friendliness, advice and opinions. Dates are July 27, Aug. 10 and 24, Sept. 14 and 21, Oct. 19 and 26, 11:30 a.m.-3 p.m. Monday. It’s free.
Nativity House artists on display at Catholic Community Services
The Tahoma Gallery in the Catholic Community Services building, 1323 S. Yakima Ave., Tacoma, is currently hosting the exhibit “Nativity House Artists.” The display includes paintings in varied styles blending texture and color with a juxtaposition of forms and patterns. Crocheted items and jewelry are also on exhibit. The works are from participants at Nativity House, a homeless program, and all artwork sales support artists receiving services. Hours are 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday. The exhibit will be on display through August. It is free to view.
Tuesday and Thursday
Volkssport walks in Yelm and Des Moines this week
Capitol Volkssport Club is hosting two walks this week. The Yelm Town and Trail Walk is Tuesday and will go through town and on the Yelm-Tenino trail. Meet at 6 p.m. at the Yelm Safeway on state Route 507. It is an 11K walk with a 5K option and is rated easy.
The second walk is the Des Moines Creek Stroll Walk, 10 a.m. Thursday. It will be on sidewalks, road shoulders and paved trails through the marina, Des Moines Waterfront Park and Des Moines Creek Trail. Meet at the ABC Store, 22309 Seventh Ave. SE, Des Moines. It is a 10K walk with a 5K option and is rated 2B.
For more information about the club, go to capitolvolkssportclub.org.
Tuesday through Sunday
Musical ‘Grease’ in final week at 5th Avenue Theatre in Seattle
The classical musical “Grease” is in its final week at the 5th Avenue Theatre, 1308 Fifth Ave., Seattle. Set in the time of sock hops, drive-ins and gangs, the cast is filled with some of Seattle’s freshest performers including Gig Harbor natives Bryan Gula and Kirsten deLhor Helland. Showtimes are 7:30 p.m. Tuesday-Wednesday, 1 and 8 p.m. Thursday, 8 p.m. Friday, 2 and 8 p.m. Saturday, and 1:30 and 7 p.m. Sunday. Tickets start at $29 and are available at 5thavenue.org.