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GET OUT: Habitat restoration, movie in the park in Tacoma, classical music and more happenings

Volunteer to help at Tacoma Nature Center park stewardship activities
Volunteer to help at Tacoma Nature Center park stewardship activities Staff file, 2011

Friday (Aug. 21)

Join in park stewardship activities at Tacoma Nature Center

Chip in by volunteering for Snake Lake Habitat restoration work on Friday. Join the Tacoma Nature Center, 1919 S. Tyler St., Tacoma, as they care for the park by removing invasive plant species, replanting areas with native plants and helping those plants thrive. No experience is necessary; come dressed for the weather and prepared to get dirty. Children must be accompanied by adults. Hours are 9 a.m.-noon. For more information, call 253-591-6439.

Outdoor movie at Norpoint Park, Tacoma

It’s the final night of Metro Parks Tacoma’s Summer Bash and Movie Friday. Pack your snacks, blankets and lawn chairs for a night watching “Penguins of Madagascar” under the stars. The movie will be shown at dusk at Norpoint Park, 4818 Nassau Ave. NE, Tacoma, and is free to the public.

Classical flute and piano at Trinity Lutheran Church

Take in a night of Music for Flute and Piano at Trinity Lutheran Church, 12115 Park Ave. S., Tacoma. The performance will feature Jeffrey Cohan and Oksana Ezhokina playing works by J.S. Bach, W.A. Mozart, Doppler, and Poulenc. Admission is freewill donation, the concert will be followed by an ice cream social. It is at 7 p.m. Friday. Call 253-537-0201 or go online to for more information.


Mobile food trucks at Sprinker Recreation Center

It’s the newest Mobile Food Fest in the area sponsored by Pierce County Parks & Recreation. A variety of food trucks with a mixture of tastes from all over the Puget Sound will be on hand. It is noon-7 p.m. Saturday in the parking lot at Sprinker Recreation Center, 14824 C Street S, Tacoma. Bring your blanket and grab a spot in the grass to enjoy your favorite tastes of the day. Admission is free. Call or go online for more information: 253-798-4141,

Be a part of local conservation at storm drain marking project

Go green and get involved locally by joining in the Make Your Mark: Storm Drain Marking Project from 9 a.m.- noon Saturday. Volunteer to glue storm drain markers to curbs with the "No Dumping, Drains to Puget Sound" message. Learn about storm water and how to prevent water pollution. Meet at Wapato Park at the parking lot on South 72nd Street and Ainsworth Avenue next to the police station. There will be pizza lunch for all volunteers. Wear comfortable clothes and walking shoes. Please email to register: For more information call 253-383-2429 or go online to