GET OUT: Tacoma School Board candidate forum, culinary author at Bonney Lake Library and the Washington State Fair

Ann Wilson, left, and her sister Nancy of the band Heart  will perform at the Washington State Fair on Tuesday.
Ann Wilson, left, and her sister Nancy of the band Heart will perform at the Washington State Fair on Tuesday. The Associated Press file

Tuesday (Sept. 15)

School Board candidate forum at King’s Books in Tacoma

Be an informed voter and get to know Tacoma’s School Board candidates at the School Board Candidate Forum at King’s Books, 218 St. Helens Ave., Tacoma.

Hosted by the Tacoma NAACP and Teachers United, the forum will feature Will Jenkins Sr. and Catherine Ushka vying for Position 2 and Andrea Cobb and Alisa Regala O’Hanlon vying for Position 4. Hear the candidates speak on issues at the 6 p.m. meeting. It is free and open to the public. For more information, call 253-272-8801.


Author Landon Cook talks at Bonney Lake Library

Meet author Landon Cook when he comes to the Bonney Lake Library, 18501 90th St. E. The culinary adventurer goes into the woods with iconoclasts and outlaws who seek the uncultivated, uncontrollable mushroom in his latest book “The Mushroom Hunters: On the Trail of Underground America.” He will share stories and sign books. Come out for the 6:30 p.m. event Tuesday. It is free. For more information, call 253-548-3308.


What’s happening at the Washington State Fair

Heart will perform at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday in the Grandstand. Tickets are $30-$90 and include fair admission.


Gate hours are 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Mondays-Thursdays, 9 a.m.-11 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 9 a.m.-10 p.m. Sundays. Admission is $12.50 adults, $9 ages 6-18 and seniors 62 and older, free for kids 5 and younger. Parking in the fair lots is $10 Mondays-Fridays and $15 Saturdays and Sundays.


Transit options include:


Pierce Transit’s Fair Express service begins daily at 9:15 a.m. with the last trip leaving the fair at 11:30 p.m. Service is provided from the Tacoma Mall, Lakewood Towne Center and South Hill Mall; parking is free at these sites.

Fares are $2 one way for adults, $0.75 for seniors and disabled and youth 18 and younger. Up to four children, ages 13 and younger, may ride free when accompanied by a fare-paying customer.


Sound Transit Express Route 578 also runs between Seattle and Puyallup daily.

Check the schedule at soundtransit.org/schedules/ST-