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GET OUT: Things to do this weekend in the South Sound

The Captain USA will be at the 60th Anniversary Celebration of T&T Tire Factory in Tacoma.
The Captain USA will be at the 60th Anniversary Celebration of T&T Tire Factory in Tacoma. Courtesy photo

Saturday (Aug. 15)

T&T Tire Factory celebrates 60 years with party

Come out and join in the 60th anniversary celebration for T&T Tire Factory in Tacoma. The family-owned business, in its fourth generation, will host a party from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday at the intersection of South Tacoma Way and South 38th Street. A car show will feature hot rods and Tire Factory’s monster truck Captain USA, with owner and driver Jeff Bainter signing autographs. There will be live music, food and a beer garden.

Shelton Rock and Mineral Society rock sale, swap meet

Rock hounds will want to check out the Shelton Rock and Mineral Society annual Rock Sale and Swap Meet from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday at the Shelton Soccer Park parking lot, 2102 E. Johns Prairie Road, Shelton. Browse gems, rocks and minerals, or bring your own to sell or trade. For more information, 360-275-9432 or go to

Learn to plant edible landscape in a small space

If you’ve been wanting to grow your own garden but have limited space, head to the Edible Landscapes in Small Spaces workshop and presentation at 11 a.m. Saturday. Pierce County Master Gardeners will teach you techniques and ideas for including edibles in your landscape. It’s at the WSU Extension Center Demonstration Garden, 2607 W. Pioneer Way, Puyallup, and it’s free. For more information, call 253-445-4500.

Join family walk at Titlow Park in Tacoma

Explore Tacoma Parks at Metro Parks Tacoma’s naturalist-led family walks from 10-11 a.m. Saturday. This weekend, Titlow Park, 8425 Sixth Ave. is the designated park. The free walk is not recommended for wheelchairs, strollers or children younger than 3, though all are welcome. Space is limited so reserve a spot by calling 253-591-6439.

Powells Wood Garden hosts guided forest walk

Join the Guided Forest Walk at Powells Wood Garden, 430 S. Dash Point Road, Federal Way. Walk the mile loop trail with a docent and learn the history of the site and plants along the trail. It is 10-11:30 a.m. Saturday, cost is $8. To find out more, call 253-529-1620 or go to