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GET OUT: Tango lessons, gardening classes, trivia and more happenings

Try Argentine Tango at Backstreet Tango in Tacoma
Try Argentine Tango at Backstreet Tango in Tacoma Courtesy Backstreet Tango

Tuesday (Oct. 20)

Backstreet Tango offers beginner lessons

Join master tango instructor Luis Perez at the Backstreet Tango Absolute Beginners Class Tuesday. The dance studio, 3505 S. 14th St., Tacoma, dedicates itself to teaching only authentic social Argentine tango. Learn the basic elements in this class at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday. If you’re looking for the next step then try the Beginner Level II Class at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday. Classes are also offered Wednesdays and Sundays plus practica dances. For more information go to or call 253-304-8296.

Edible Garden Workshop covers putting garden to bed for the winter

It’s the perfect time of the year to join the Edible Garden Workshop Series this week and learn about "Putting the Garden to Bed for the Winter." The free workshop is at 6 p.m. Tuesday at the Washington Soldiers Home, 1301 Orting Kapowsin Highway East, Orting. Registration is required, call 253-798-4133 or go online to

Trivia is king at Treos in Old Town

If you're a trivia buff and love to compete then come out for Tuesday Trivia at Treos in Old Town, 2312 N. 30th St., Tacoma. Bring a team or join one, and it's free.

It's 6:33-7:43 p.m. Tuesday. To find out more, call 253-753-4544.



Foliage Festival offers tours and plant sale

Enjoy the sights of the season at the Foliage Festival and Plant Sale this week at the Rhododendron Species Botanical Garden, 2525 S. 336th St., Federal Way. There will be daily tours at 1 and 2 p.m. through Thursday. Richie Steffen, president of the Hardy Fern Foundation will speak at 1 p.m. Friday and a book signing with Dave DeGroot on his book “Principals of Bonsai Design” 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday. There will be a Bonsai demonstraiton with Aarin Packard at 2 p.m. Saturday as well. Check out the daily plant specials all week. For more information go to or call 253-838-4646.