Sunday (Aug. 9)
A piece of local history comes alive at Brigade Encampment
It’s the last day of Fort Nisqually’s Brigade Encampment in Point Defiance Park. Take a step back in time during one of Fort Nisqually Living History Museum’s biggest events of the year. Dozens of tents are pitched on site for the renactment of visiting fur traders circa 1855. There will the contests between trappers and traders from obstacle course races to cooking contests. Receive hands-on lessons of period skills great for the whole family. It is open 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday with admission of $5-$9, with 4 and younger getting in free. To find out more, go to fortnisqually.org.
Downtown Tacoma will be doused in color at annual Color Run
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There are only two rules to The Color Run: Wear white at the starting line and finish plastered in color. Billed as the “Happiest 5K on the Planet,” the unique race celebrates health, happiness and individuality. Runners are doused from head to toe in different-colored powder at each kilometer and join in a Finish Festival at the end. The course, starting at the Tacoma Dome at 8 a.m. Sunday, travels through downtown Tacoma. The Color Run, a for-profit company, partners with charities and has raised donations for more than 80 local and national charities since 2012. Join the fun by registering — $50 per person, $45 if in a group of four or more, at thecolorrun.com/tacoma.
Latin and Caribbean culture featured at Caribbean Summer Fest in Puyallup
It’s all about Latin and Caribbean culture and music at the Caribbean Summer Fest taking place at the Washington State Fair and Events Center, 110 Ninth Ave. SW, Puyallup. The all-ages party will feature free salsa lessons, Latin cuisine and entertainers including Jerry Rivera, Henry Santos and Oro Solido. The gates open at noon; tickets are $28 presale. For more information, call 503-880-7010 or go to lafortunaentertainmentlive.com.
Carnivorous plants are subject of talk at W.W. Seymour Conservatory in Tacoma
Learn about the fascinating world of carnivorous plants and how to care for them in your house and garden at “Ravenous: A Carnivorous Plant Talk” at W.W. Seymour Conservatory, 316 S. G St., Tacoma. The interactive lecture is given by Sarracenia Northwest at 1 p.m. Sunday. A $3 donationa is suggested. For more information, call 253-591-5330 or go online to metroparkstacoma.org/conservatory.