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GET OUT: Beach walks, musical at Tacoma Little Theatre and other happenings

. Explore local beaches at Guided Beach Walks
. Explore local beaches at Guided Beach Walks Staff photographer

Friday (Aug. 28)

Explore local beaches with trained naturalists

There will be low tides this week, and Harbor WildWatch is hosting beach walks and exploration. Mark your calendars for a family excursion.

Come to the beach and meet trained naturalists and volunteers who will guide exploration of the intertidal habitat at low tides. It's a great way to learn about your local environment, stroll the shore, investigate animals and discover how you can be a Puget Sound Steward.

Beach walks begin on the hour within the scheduled time; look for the blue Harbor WildWatch canopy near the shore. The walk is free, but a Discovery Pass is required at state parks. For more information, call 253-514-0187 or go to Here is where walks will be held this week:

▪ 10 a.m.-noon Friday, Manchester State Park, 7767 E. Hilldale, Port Orchard.

▪ 10 a.m.-noon Friday, Penrose Point State Park, 321 158th Ave. Kp. South, Lakebay.

▪ 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, Kopachuck State Park, 10712 56th St. NW, Gig Harbor.

One act musical, “Tomorrow, Tomorrow” at Tacoma Little Theatre

Come out for a three-day engagement of “Tomorrow Tomorrow,” a one act musical featuring the lives of two roommates. It’s an evening of both classical and modern music and the show will be opened by a small 15-minute opera pre-show. It’s all happening at the Tacoma Little Theatre, 210 N. I St., Tacoma. Showtimes are 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday. Tickets are $15 seniors, students and military and $20 general admission. You can get yours online at


Family Camp Out at Owens Beach in Point Defiance Park

If you’ve been thinking are trying your hand at camping but maybe not ready to head out into the wilderness then check out Metro Parks Tacoma’s Family Camp Out. Bring the family out for a camp out at Owen Beach in Point Defiance Park, Tacoma. The night includes tent space, an evening snack, ghost stories, songs, crafts, entertainment and a sunrise breakfast. It is at 7 p.m. Saturday, cost is $50-$100, to find out more call 253-591-6439.

Clothes, Books, Toys and Gear Swap at King’s Books

Go green and reduce waste at the August Tacoma Kids Clothes/Books/Toys/Gear Swap at King's Books, 218 St. Helens Ave., Tacoma. Bring used but reusable children's items and take home whatever you like, all for free. You do not need to contribune items to attend. It's all to encourage sharing and reducing waste. Items can include toys, books, clothing, blankets, furniture and baby items. Supervised children are welcome to join in the swap from noon-2 p.m. Saturday. For more information, call 253-272-8801.