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GET OUT: Things to do today in the South Sound

The U.S. Federal Courthouse (Union Station) is one of the sites on the Capitol Volkssport Walk Thursday.
The U.S. Federal Courthouse (Union Station) is one of the sites on the Capitol Volkssport Walk Thursday. Staff file, 2014

Thursday (Aug. 13)

Capitol Volkssport Club hosts Downtown Tacoma walk

Join the Capitol Volkssport Club at its Downtown Tacoma Walk starting at 10 a.m. Thursday. The 11k walk is rated moderately easy and will feature gradual hills and a couple very short steep hills. It will pass many of Tacoma’s famous and historical sites including the Union Station and three museums. Meet at the Spar Coffee Bar, 2123 N. 30th St., Tacoma. The walk is free. For more information on the club go to

Tacoma Public Schools job and resource fair at Asian Pacific Cultural Center

If you’re interested in employment opportunities with the Tacoma Public Schools make plans to attend the Job and Resource Fair being held 6-8 p.m. Thursday at the Asian Pacific Cultural Center, 4851 South Tacoma Way. It is free and open to the public. For more information call 253-571-1245

Downtown Tacoma scavenger hunt offers prizes and fun

Grab a friend or two and head out for the Downtown Tacoma Scavenger Hunt. Explore downtown, search for clues and have fun. Prizes will be awarded including a staycation in downtown Tacoma and a $500 gift card. Registration begins at 4:30 p.m. Thursday at the Greater Tacoma Convention and Trade Center, First Floor, 1500 Broadway, Tacoma. The hunt begins at 5 p.m. You can play individually or in a group and it is free.

Band of Lovers comes to play The Swiss Restaurant and Pub

Come out for a night of music when the Band of Lovers plays The Swiss Restaurant and Pub, 1904 S. Jefferson Ave., Tacoma. The ‘modern day troubadours’ formed in 2013 and recorded their debut full-length album “The Coast” near Woodstock, NY. See them live starting a 7 p.m Thursday, there is no cover charge. For more information call 253-572-2821.

Dimitriou’s Jazz Alley brings Manhattan Transfer for four nights

Manhattan Transfer has remained the cornerstone for jazz and pop that earned them induction into the Vocal Group Hall of Fame. Performing for nearly 35 years, the Grammy Award-winning group is known for hits including “The Boy From New York City,” “Birdland,” and “Java Jive.” The group will be playing Dimitriou’s Jazz Alley, 2033 Sixth Ave., Seattle for four nights. Showtimes are 7:30 p.m. Thursday and Sunday, 7:30 and 9:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Tickets are $44.50 and are available by phone or online; 206-441-9729,