Living & Entertainment

GET OUT: Solar energy presentation, retirement planning, book signing and more happenings

Tuesday (Oct. 27)

Free presentation about solar energy in Tacoma and Pierce County

As people look to be more environmentally conscience the idea of solar power comes up. Meet Brad Burkhartzmeyer, president and founder of Sun’s Eye Solar Power, at the free presentation “Soaking Up Solar.” He will address how solar energy works, share available homeowner incentives and answer questions. His Tacoma-based company installs local solar systems and works to promote community solar in Pierce County. The presentation is at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the University Place Library, 3609 Market Place W., University Place. For more information call 253-548-3307 or go online to


Retirement planning details at Gig Harbor Library

If retirement is in your near future than make plans to come out for a free presentation on finance, planning, medicare, preparation and social security. Get a look at the bigger picture of retirement readiness at the 6:30 p.m. event Tuesday. It is at the Gig Harbor Library, 4424 Point Fosdick Drive NW. For more information and registration call 253-548-3305 or go to


Author Teresa Nordheim shares from book “Tacoma’s Haunted History”

Get the lowdown on Tacoma’s history when author Teresa Nordheim will read from her book, “Tacoma’s Haunted History.” She will be at the Lakewood Library, 6300 Wildaire Road SW, Lakewood, at 7 p.m. Tuesday. Learn some special, spooky details about Lakewood as well, books will be available for sale and signing after the reading. For more information call 253-548-3302.


Online strategies for artists topic at Peninsular Art League meeting

For all you creative types, come out for the Peninsula Art League Meeting at 6 p.m. Tuesday. This month will feature Sherry Pierce and her presentation “Online Strategies for Artists.” She will show online strategies she uses to successfully communicate her art presence and generate sales. The meeting and presentation is free and open to the public being held at Gig Harbor United Methodist Church, 7400 Pioneer Way, Gig Harbor. For more information call 253-549-3158 or go online to