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GET OUT: Maia Santell and House Blend, winter floral display at Seymour Conservatory, volkssport and more happenings

Enjoy the winter grand floral display at W.W. Seymour Botanical Conservatory in Wright Park.
Enjoy the winter grand floral display at W.W. Seymour Botanical Conservatory in Wright Park. Staff file, 2006

Wednesday

Join Maia Santell and House Blend at their annual Holiday Show at Jazzbones, 2803 Sixth Ave., Tacoma. The Emerald City Blues Band Trio, presented by the Puget Sound Music For Youth Association will perform during intermission. It is at 7:30 p.m.; tickets are $8; free 15 and under; 253-396-9169.

Step out of the rain, wind and cold into the oasis of the W.W. Seymour Botanical Conservatory, 316 S. G St., Tacoma, to take in “Lavish: A Festive Victorian Holiday” grand floral display. Featured flowers include poinsettias, amarylis, paperwhite narcissus, poinsettia baskets and cymbidium orchids. Hours are 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Tuesdays-Sundays, a $3 donation is suggested.

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Thursday

Meet up with Capitol Volkssport Club at their Chehalis Historic Walk on Thursday Meet at 9:30 a.m. at the Tumwater Fred Meyers parking lot near Starbucks to carpool or meet at 10 a.m. at the Chehalis Safeway, 1100 S. Market Blvd. It is a 10k with a 5k option, rated 1 (easy) through residential and business districts including historic houses and the Train Depot Museum. For more information on the club go to capitolvolkssportclub.org

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Saturday

Mark your calendar for the annual Gig Harbor Lighted Boat Parade presented by Gig Harbor Yacht Club. Boats decked out in holiday colors, lights and display will circle the harbor starting at 5 p.m. Saturday. Best site to watch is at Skansie Brothers Park, 3211 Harborview Drive, Gig Harbor. Free. gigharboryc.com

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