Play in the Go Green Games
The Go Green Games will come to Puyallup on Saturday.
The free family event includes games, activities and entertainment centered on the message of “go green.” Participants will have the opportunity to learn about recycling and protecting the environment while having fun as a family.
There will be games, an enviro-adventure, salmon Olympics and bounce toys. Blitz, the Seahawks mascot, and Rodney Raccoon, the mascot for Way Out Kids, will be on hand to interact with children.
The event will run noon-3 p.m. at the Mel Korum Family YMCA, 302 43rd Ave. SE, Puyallup.
For more information, call 253-627-1899 or go to wayoutkids.com.
Swan Creek Park becomes exhibit
Artist and curator Lisa Kinoshita has put together a temporary exhibit that explores the Swan Creek Park landscape from the points of view of about a dozen area artists and their students. The show is titled “Art, Edibles & Sustainable Culture”
Free opening-day events run 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday. The event is in the Swan Creek Food Forest, the 1-acre landscape of edible plants. Enter the park near the intersection of East 42nd Street and East Roosevelt Avenue.
Visitors will find the art integrated into the park landscape. Some pieces carpet the ground, while others emerge from it.
The show is scheduled to run through Oct. 31, and because most of the works are designed to disintegrate over time, organizers fully expect the viewing experience to change by the fall, according to a Metro Parks Tacoma news release.
Use guide to play new game
Families and individuals can earn prizes when they play That’s the Point, an interactive game at Point Defiance Park. Using a free park field guide, participants explore the key attractions of the 760-acre park and collect codes along the way to earn prizes.
The 20-page guide from Metro Parks Tacoma is filled with facts, maps and some history. There also are examples of the plants and animals that might be seen in the park.
Among the prizes are free or discounted admission to Point Defiance Park attractions and events, water bottles and a thyme seedling kit. The monthly grand prize winner will receive an all-access pass to many of Metro Parks Tacoma’s most popular events and facilities, valued at $450.
To play, pick up a guide and explore the park looking for specially marked That’s the Point signs in each color-coded zone. Each sign features a personal story from a Point Defiance visitor sharing his or her special park memory, according to Metro Parks Tacoma.
Each TTP sign includes a special code. Go to the game web page and enter zone codes. Contestants who submit all five codes will be eligible for a monthly drawing.
The guides are available at the Point Defiance Park Visitors Center and the Point Defiance Marina boathouse.
Learn more at metroparkstacoma.org/ttp.
Compiled by Jeffrey P. Mayor,