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Local and county officials are preparing a joint resolution pledging their support to efforts to bring a future U.S. Open golf tournament to Chamber Bay. The resolution, which is under consideration by the Pierce County Council and the City Councils of Lakewood, University Place and Steilacoom, formally states appreciation the respective cities have for the United States Golf Association for the 2015 event as well as their joint intent to work together to court another U.S. Open or other USGA championship event. The resolution comes at a time when USGA

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ierce County Prosecutor Mark Lindquist’s bid to retain office is seemingly well funded and organized for a campaign two years away from the ballot boxes. Despite being two years away, his reelection campaign has raised $29,000 since forming in 2015. Of that, $12,000 has already been spent on campaign printing, photographs and postage, as well as benefit dinners that range from $100 at the Firefighter’s Ball last January, $450 for the Pierce County Democrats Dinner and $200 for a Rainbow Center event last September as well as pizza tabs from Dominos and Abella Pizzeria. Those costs appear alongside the bills for website registration, monthly fees of $95.27 for email database management services by Constant Contact and $677 in Facebook advertising, according to Public Disclosure Commission filings. The postage for $1,500 in Lindquist’s holiday cards in December cost the campaign $312.23. Top donors to his campaign include Peter Buck, lead guitarist for the rock band REM, and his wife Chloe Johnson, who both donated $2,000 each. They are followed by Todd Black, a LA-based producer behind the movies “Southpaw,” “Unfinished Business” and “Antwone Fisher.” The top local donor is a group called Active in Democracy at $950. The group is the political arm of the Tacoma Professional Firefighters Union. Lindquist projects between 200 and 400 people will attend his fundraising event on July 30, which has a goal of raising between $15,000 and $20,000 at minimal cost to the campaign since the food and alcohol are being provided by donors as in-kind donations. Buck is appearu See LINDQUIST / page A7

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Artist and illustrator Stan Shaw. By Larry LaRue larry@tacomaweekly.com

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UPSTAGED. Pierce County Prosecutor Mark Lindquist

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As a teenager, Stan Shaw drew comic-book characters and found himself fascinated by the covers of science fiction books read by his mother and sister. “Those old ‘Doc Savage’ covers were wonderful, and the Tarzan paperbacks that came out in the ‘70s,” Shaw said. “I always wanted to do one, and in my thirties, I was hired to create two book covers. Romance novels.” Shaw laughed at the memory. His career as an artist and illustrator is in its fourth full decade, and while it may not have unfolded the way he’d have designed it, he still loves his work. u See SHAW / page A8

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EAST 66TH & B STREET Tacoma has a tremendous pothole problem, and the residents know it. During the past couple of years, the city has acknowledged this issue by spending millions of dollars in major arterial repairs with the council’s “pothole initiative.� In 2010, routine maintenance by Tacoma’s Grounds and Maintenance Division completed street repairs on 229,638 square feet of road. In 2011, the city repaired about 150,000 more square feet of roads riddled with holes, and continue those efforts. Two road packages passed by voters last year added money to the city’s street fund. With the help of our readers and our dedicated Pothole Pig, we will continue to showcase some of the city’s biggest and best potholes through our weekly homage to one of T-Town’s most unnerving attributes. Help the Pothole Pig by e-mailing your worst pothole suggestions to SaveOurStreets@tacomaweekly.com. Potholes in need of repair can be reported to the City of Tacoma by calling (253) 591-5495.

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Bulletin Board DEADLINE JULY 31 FOR AMOCAT NOMINATIONS The Tacoma Arts Commission is currently accepting nominations for the 2016 AMOCAT Arts Awards. Nominations can be made through July 31 using this online nomination form at www.surveymonkey.com/r/amocat16. “Arts, culture, and creativity are essential keys to Tacoma’s distinctive identity. They enrich people’s lives, enhance communities, and have a significant economic impact on our city. Nonprofit arts and culture is a $64.72 million industry in Tacoma – one that supports 1,735 full-time equivalent jobs and generate $6.58 million in local and state government revenue,â€? said Tacoma Mayor Marilyn Strickland. “The AMOCAT Arts Awards recognize the people, organizations, and patrons in our community who invest their energy and passion into building a vibrant future through arts and culture.â€? The three award categories are: • Community Outreach by an Individual – Community outreach, engagement and involvement in the arts in Tacoma by an individual; • Community Outreach by an Organization – Community outreach, engagement and involvement in the arts in Tacoma by an organization; and • Arts Patron – A community partner who significantly supports or contributes to the arts in Tacoma. The Tacoma Arts Commission will review all nominations and select one finalist in each category based on the breadth and depth of the nominee’s community impact as well as the quality of the work being done by the nominee, not by the number of times the nominee has been nominated. Strickland will present the 2016 AMOCAT Arts Awards at the Tacoma Arts Month Opening Party on Sept. 29. Additional information about the AMOCAT Arts Awards can be found online at http://tinyurl.com/zpksr85.

AIDS FOUNDAITON WINS AWARD The Pierce County AIDS Foundation has been awarded $10,000 as a winner of a 2016 BECU People Helping People Community Benefit Award for their work in providing access to shelter, medical attention, and food to individuals who are HIV positive in Pierce County. “The HIV epidemic isn’t over,â€? said PCAF Executive Director Erick Seelbach. “This generous grant from BECU will allow us to continue our work in Pierce, Thurston, Mason, and Lewis counties providing education and outreach to prevent the spread of the disease and the important services to help people who are infected remain healthy and connected to care.â€? In its fourth year, the BECU People Helping People Awards were established to acknowledge and celebrate the non-profits in the community that members support through volunteering or providing monetary contributions. More than 250 nominations were submitted by members and BECU awarded $170,000 to 13 local nonprofit organizations. WASHINGTON FOR GOOD POLICING ANNOUNCES I-873 In response to multiple and continued instances of use of deadly force nationwide, Washington for Good Policing is announcing the launch of their campaign to increase police accountability in Washington State by updating the language of the law to increase accountability in instances where law enforcement uses deadly force. “Washington – it’s the most egregious,â€? Jamira Burley, an Amnesty International official who handles gun violence and criminal justice issues, said of Washington’s use of force laws. Dan Satterberg, president of the WA State Prosecutors Association said, “The law’s malice language creates a bar that is “almost impossible to get overâ€? and is difficult to explain to the public.â€? Early endorsers of the campaign include: Congressman Adam Smith, Rep. Brady PiĂąero Walkinshaw, Sen. Rob-

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KILMER ANNOUNCES GRANT FOR MINORITY BUSINESS CENTER Representative Derek Kilmer (D-WA) has announced that Tacoma received a grant to create a new center to assist local minority-owned businesses. The U.S. Department of Commerce Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA) awarded Tacoma with funds for a MBDA Business Center. Representative Kilmer wrote a letter in support of the proposal. The MBDA Business Center grant runs through March 2021 and will help minority-owned businesses access capital and contracts, and expand market opportunities at home and abroad. The agency is dedicated to establishing the growth of minority-owned businesses in the United States. “This is great news for Tacoma,� said Kilmer. “Minority-owned businesses are already making our area a more vibrant place. This new resources will help new businesses start up, help existing business expand, create more jobs and opportunities in our community. I’m excited to support this effort which will help Tacoma continue to be a place where every entrepreneur has a chance to be successful.� “The City of Tacoma is very thankful for Representative Kilmer’s support in our application for the new MBDA Business Center,� Tacoma Mayor Marilyn Strickland said. “I strongly support the MBDA’s focus on promoting exports, securing domestic public and private contracts, and job creation for eligible minority-owned businesses. The development of a MBDA Business Center Program will leverage the city’s strategic partnerships with local agencies that offer financial assistance, training and research, and mentoring to create and expand small businesses.�

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Pierce County detectives are asking for help identifying a travel trailer thief who has hit the Express Storage in the 14200 block of Meridian Avenue in South Hill twice. The first theft was in early June, the second on July 4 when he stole a Wild- DAVID ROSE cat travel trailer. “What’s unusual is somebody that will go back to the same well more than once to steal property, just in case they might have been seen, not knowing what was there, if people saw them,” said Pierce County Det. Ed Troyer. “This is somebody who’s out stealing trailers and is probably going to continue until we get them caught.” He was driving a white older model crew cab dually truck with overhead running lights

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FLAGS AT HALF MAST AND POLICE IN THE MIDDLE By Sheriff Paul A. Pastor Pierce County Sheriffs Department

We all know that this is a hard time in law enforcement. On the one hand, there are accusations of law enforcement sometimes using excessive force against citizens – especially black citizens. On the other hand, recently, we have seen seven police officers ambushed and assassinated while simply trying to do their jobs. Throughout these last weeks, the flags in our communities remained at half-mast. News programs feature large police funerals. Not a good thing for law enforcement. Not a good thing for individual communities. Not a good thing for America. In America today, in many ways, we have intentionally and unintentionally placed police “in the middle.” And it’s not a good position to be in. Too many community members and elected officials have adopted an attitude of “just let the cops handle it.” It has become the politically convenient response to any complex or expensive or unpopular social issue that they choose to ignore. Homelessness, cuts in mental health spending, drug addiction, lack of a coherent federal immigration policy? “Just let the cops handle it.” This is becoming a popular way for politicians and others to avoid civic and political responsibility.

Need to sort out problems in the middle of America's unresolved racial divide? Heck, just let the cops handle that too. And everyone else can look away. Then, when the cops don't get it right, shame, shame on them and everyone else's hands are clean. “If only those ignorant cops would get their act together, everything would be okay.” Or, so some people would like to assume. Really? Law enforcement officers respond into the middle of America’s unresolved racial divide every day. We have a three-digit phone number. We make house calls for every conceivable issue, in every neighborhood, every hour of the day and night. Due to availability and willingness to respond, police become the flashpoint for anger and concern over a wide range of issues: the criminal justice system in general, schools, unemployment, family problems, lack of access to medical care and transportation as well as well as anger and concern over true instances of police misconduct. Let me be clear, this does not absolve law enforcement from responsibility for inept conduct or misconduct or instances of racial bias. We should be expected to uphold high standards. But, America’s racial divide goes far beyond and far deeper than problems of police-community relations. And so it does not only fall to law enforcement to improve things. Law enforcement needs to, and

should be expected to, make improvements. We should be willing to be selfcritical when criticism is warranted. And we should expect that the public would be willing to do the same. We need to remember that while policing can be improved, policing does not occur in a vacuum. It occurs within the context of the civic culture of a community. In too many communities, especially in poor minority communities, it occurs within a context of degraded and hopeless social conditions and high rates of violent crime. It is difficult and, too often, dangerous for the millions of good citizens who live in such circumstances. Likewise, it is difficult and, too often, dangerous for police who serve in such circumstances. It is my hope and the hope of our personnel that the losses of the last several weeks not continue. In law enforcement, we need to accept the responsibility to police with respect and reject bias. In the community, we need to tone down the rhetoric of insult and the calls for violence against law enforcement. And we need to work together to call out the national crisis and terrible heartbreak of internal violence within poorer minority communities. The bottom line is: we need each other. Failure to recognize and act on that bottom line can lead to the failure of this nation.

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MAN CHARGED WITH HATE CRIME AFTER THREAT TO POLICE OFFICER Prosecutor Mark Lindquist charged 55-year-old Mark Kevin Tolson on July 21 with one count of felony harassment and one count of malicious harassment, which is Washington’s hate crime. Bail is set at $80,000. “Protecting the public includes protecting our officers,” said Lindquist. “The officer took the defendant’s threats seriously because of recent events, and so do we.” On July 16, Tacoma police responded to a report of a possible domestic violence incident in the 1600 block of east 60th Street. When officers arrived, witnesses reported the suspect and the victim had both fled the area. Officers located Tolson and ordered to the ground. Instead of complying, the defendant ran but was later apprehended. While in the pre-booking area of the jail, the defendant stated that the Lakewood police officers killed in 2009 got what they deserved, and when he got out of jail he would make the arresting officer “like them.” He also called the officer a “racist white cop.” The officer stated he took the threat very seriously in light of recent attacks on police officers and the defendant’s clearly expressed racial hatred for white police officers. Charges are only allegations and a person is presumed innocent unless he or she is proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt.


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WEST TACOMA OPTIMIST CLUB TO HOST ANNUAL PANCAKE FEED

GIVING BACK. The West Tacoma Optimist Club recently celebrated 60 years of giving back to the University Place and Tacoma communities. By Derek Shuck derek@tacomaweekly.com

The West Tacoma Optimist Club is holding its annual Pancake and Waffle Breakfast on Saturday, Aug. 6 at Curtis High School from 7:30-11 a.m. The breakfast will include meats, orange juice, coffee and tea, with tickets costing $7 per person or $20 for a family of three or more. “This is our big moneymaker for the year to carry on our activities in the community,” West Tacoma Optimist Club member Dick Driskell said. The West Tacoma Optimist Club is a volunteer organization that supports youth in the community. The organization offers scholarships to schools like Curtis and Wilson and puts on activities throughout the

year, including the Tri-Star Basketball competition at Narrows View Middle School. In addition to the breakfast, a book sale and silent auction will be taking place with all proceeds going to the West Tacoma Optimist Club. This allows participants to eat breakfast and give back to a good cause. The food is made by the club, with the coffee being donated by Cutters Coffee Co. This is the 21st year that the pancake feed is taking place, and in that time, it has become a University Place staple, starting the exact same year the area officially became a city. The club recently celebrated its 60th anniversary of playing a vital role in shaping the youth of the community. Currently, the group has around 23 members, and has had attendance as large

as the high 80s. “We’re a small group, but we work very hard,” Driskell said. The pancake feed is the group’s primary fundraiser for the year, with money coming from the tickets and silent auction, which will include various baskets and gift cards donated from businesses throughout the area. “We depend on the generosity of people and the community, not just in U.P., but the west end of Tacoma as well,” Driskell said. The money from the pancake feed will go to a variety of club efforts, including delivering food and gift baskets to families that struggle to make ends meet during the holidays; to support Boy Scout Troop #438; to support the Tacoma Sea Scouts; and support Optimist Park at 1330 N.

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James St., as well as the various scholarships the club provides every year. While the pancake feed is the primary fundraiser for the year, the club has several other events throughout the year, including a takeover at Joseppi’s. If you are interested in volunteering with the West Tacoma Optimist Club, they meet on the first and third Tuesday of every month, 7:15 a.m. at the Narrows Glenn Retirement Center, located at 8201 6th Ave., Tacoma. “Many [members] are retirees. If this is going to continue, we need younger people with families; they would be welcome,” Driskell said. For more information, visit www.tacomaoptimistclub.org or email member Jim Ferris at jim.ferris@comcast.net.

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BIOTECH ACCELERATOR CONSORTIUM TOURS SALISH CANCER CENTER By Matt Nagle matt@tacomaweekly.com

The Puyallup Tribe’s Salish Cancer Center and Puyallup Tribal Chairman Bill Sterud hosted a group tour of the center on July 22 with representatives from the City of Tacoma, University of Washington-Tacoma, MultiCare and Madigan Army Medical Center. The group is part of a consortium that has come together to grow the biotech field in Tacoma and bring together a number of local assets into a common lab space. The tour of the Cancer Center was given to show the group what the Salish Cancer Center is doing in the fields of cancer treatment and cannabis research at its state certified Medicine Creek Analytics lab. Those invited to take the tour included Dr. David Hirschberg, University of Washington-Tacoma; Col. David McCune, M.D., Regional Health Command-Pacific; Dr. Paul J. Amoroso, Medical Director, Multicare Institute for Research and Innovation; Dr. Jack Keech, Medical Director for Oncology, Multicare; Roslyn Pierce, Manager of Oncology Research, Multicare; Pat Beard, Economic Development, City of Tacoma; and Alisa O’Hanlon, Government Relations, City of Tacoma. Tacoma Mayor Marilyn Strickland was also invited but was unable to attend. “It’s about creating lab space,” said O’Hanlon of plans for the Wedge Biotech Accelerator, noting that there are 155 biotech labs in the Puget Sound/Northwest area and just one in Tacoma. “We have a unique environment in Tacoma with Madigan and MultiCare in that they have a substantial patient data base with enough patient data to accelerate the research.” The research would embrace numerous areas, ranging from water quality to health care and clinical trials and more. The goal also is to create space where high school and college students could work and develop lab skills, particularly students at University of Washington-Tacoma. “By leveraging the resources we have, we’re giving local residents an opportunity to work with scientists and military and medical researchers to develop companies, create new jobs and bring more prosperity to our community,” Beard said. The City of Tacoma is considering buying a building to house the lab and federal grant requests have been filed. Right now the building known as the “Wedge” is being considered, two blocks down from the Swiss Restaurant and Pub. Tacoma City Council has unanimously voted to support the project with matching funds up to $500,000. Hirschberg was amazed at what’s happening at the Salish Cancer Center. “It was really eye opening,” he said. “I didn’t realize that there was that level of a medical facility in this area.” Beard was impressed as well. “It was really fascinating how they combine so many disciplines in their cancer care,” she said, namely combining Chinese and Native American treatments with Western medicine. “This is about saving lives and being healthy and we have the best people here,” Chairman Sterud told the visitors during the tour. He pointed out that the Puyallup

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CUTTING EDGE. Medicine Creek Analytics Scientific Director Aaron Stancik (right) explains the workings of the lab to Dr. David Hirschberg, University of Washington-Tacoma (far right) as the rest of the tour group listen in (from left): Alisa O’Hanlon, Government Relations, City of Tacoma; Pat Beard, Economic Development, City of Tacoma; Dr. Paul J. Amoroso, Medical Director, MultiCare Institute for Research and Innovation; Justin Platts, Project Manager, MultiCare Institute for Research and Innovation; and Col. David McCune, M.D., Regional Health Command-Pacific.

Tribe is the first Indian tribe in the country to have secured a cannabis compact with its home state, as the Puyallup tribal leadership is taking a well thought-out and measured approach to getting involved in our state’s booming cannabis industry. “Everything we do is totally transparent,” he said. “The WSLCB (Washington State Liquor and Cannabis Board) is aware of everything we do. We’re being regulated in a very big way, which protects us as well.” Having grown up in Tacoma and being away for 25 years, Hirschberg came to the University of WashingtonTacoma two years ago and has been on the lookout for resources like the cancer center. “When I decided to come back to UWT, it’s been kind of a challenge finding assets in the area, so finding an oncology center and state-of-the-art chemistry lab for marijuana is pretty exciting.” Hirschberg said that right now he’s figuring out how to bring students into doing lab research earlier than they might normally get into this field of study, and plans for the Wedge Biotech Accelerator fit perfectly into his vision. So does partnership with the Salish Cancer Center and its cannabis lab. “We want to do ambitious things there like clinical trials with Madigan and MultiCare…and get individuals inventing things there - students to tinker with their own experiments and work with others in the community.”

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Interestingly, as Hirschberg pointed out, the Wedge building being looked at to house the Wedge Biotech Accelerator is in a brewery district, and beer, cheese and bread are all part of the biotech spectrum. “People don’t always think of that,” he said. “We look at yeast and the malting processes with chemistry and biology… If I can go to schools and talk to students about food, I can take them and train them to do genetic engineering and things like that to produce tools that are useful.” In a video presentation created as part of a grant request for the Small Business Administration, MultiCare’s Amoroso said he was immediately excited when he heard about the Wedge project. “I knew that it made a lot of sense and was very much in the pathway of what we’re trying to do – it’s part of our growth path. Suddenly there was this opportunity to bring this all together, for us to work together and create the nexus that would allow some incubation of ideas, which are plentiful in the area. We just haven’t been able to execute on bringing them to the fruition that they deserve.” Strickland said the project provides a great opportunity for a diverse array of students to get into the biotech field. “In Tacoma, we have a very diverse population, and we want to make sure our economy is inclusive of all people. With the rich blue collar history and a culturally and ethnically diverse population, we want to make sure that everyone can be part of this fantastic idea.”


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TALK TURNS TO ACTION WITH TACOMA POLICE The series of Project PEACE conversations last winter drew hundreds of Tacomans to forums with the sole purpose of tightening connections between the Tacoma Police Department and the community that the police force is sworn to protect. The talks provided some strong recommendations that are now becoming actions. Tacoma City Council has allocated $250,000 to develop a city-specific training progam for its police force that will focus on fair and impartial police practices, both in practice and perception. The training will use research on the science of bias in humans as a way to recognize and work toward eliminating it from law enforcement practices and policies. It is not a simple task, but certainly a task worth doing. Maybe more importantly, it is a concrete step in the work outlined during the community-focus Project Peace effort that so many people participated in during the set of forums and meetings that followed a rash of controversial police involved shootings elsewhere in the nation. More questionable deaths at the hands of police officers, as well as the savage ambushings against police officers by disenfranchised madmen, have continued to prompt discussions about police-community relations around the country. The community protests about the shooting death of Jacqueline Salyers by two Tacoma officers earlier this year shows that Tacoma is not immune from the national debate. Salyers was reportedly sitting in a car with a wanted fugitive in the passenger’s seat. Reports say that the car engine started and the car moved toward the officers, prompting them to fire their service weapons. Salyers, who was pregnant at the time, was shot and died at the scene. The passenger, Kenneth Wright, escaped only to be later captured. Questions about Salyers’ death drew hundreds of members of the Puyallup Tribe to take to the streets in protest and call for a federal investigation, particularly after the Pierce County Prosecutor’s Office determined that the shooting was justified. Now a public petition is being circulated for Initiative I-873 to amend the law that exempts public officers and peace officers from criminal liability for using deadly force under specific circumstances. It would eliminate consideration of whether the officer acted “without malice and a good faith belief,” according to the petition language. Regardless of what happens to that state-wide effort, the feelings behind it are strong, particularly in many minority groups – police aren’t always serving or protecting equally. Factual or preceived, police officers must take that sentement to heart. The bias-free training set for Tacoma is a visable sign the City of Destiny has done just that.

CORRECTION The photos accompanying the July 22 article “Our children are the future – no, really” were incorrectly credited. One was taken by Natasha Lemke and two were taken by Andrew Storey (for the Washington State Charter Schools Association). Tacoma Weekly apologizes for the error.

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WHY BLACK LIVES MATTER TO ME

By Adam Vogal

There are deathbed conversions. I was there for one. The day before he died in 2003, I asked my grandfather what was the greatest thing he had done in his 86 years of life. He thought for less than a second, and said, “ I saved a black man’s life in the middle of the Pacific ocean.” My grandfather was a Navy sailor during WWII and, as far as I had always known, a lifelong racist. As he spoke, I was startled that he said, “black man.” He did not use any derogatory phrases to describe the man he had saved, nor the pilots who sunk his ship. The n-word and the term “Jap” that I had been accustomed to him using all during my childhood were missing throughout his entire description of his ship being sunk by Kamikaze pilots. But now he was facing his end. Things changed rapidly. As he described his part in saving the black sailor when they hit the water, and the battle that led up to it, I could see the new pride he felt

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in his heroic actions. I could also see the acceptance that at the end of his life, he knew he had been wrong in his thinking about others. The greatest thing he did, in his entire life, was to save someone he despised only because their skin color differed from his. My grandfather, at that moment, became more of a teacher to me than he had ever been. I became my grandfather’s witness. Facing his own imminent death, he clearly recognized that the way he had chosen to be in the world was not the way he wished he would have been. I saw him comprehending that the choices he had made to create separation from other human beings were ones that he now regretted, immensely. In his words, I saw him trying to enlighten me to the importance of not having regrets about the way I treat other people when I come to the end of my life. Thanks to the instruction of my grandfather that day, I take up the cause of #blacklivesmatter today because I believe in the equality and equity of

all human beings. I believe that every person, without exception, deserves the dignity and restorative justice that will create the world we all deserve to live in. I believe that black and brown bodies are equal to white bodies and should be honored and preserved in the same way by a police force that takes an oath to do so. We can honor black lives and honor white lives. We can respect black lives, white lives, and the police officers that take an oath to protect them all. If you don’t think this is possible, I direct you to Wichita, Kansas, where Black Lives Matter and the police picnic together, reifying these very possibilities. I offer this to you today because we need to do better as we act and react with one another in these uncertain times. Don’t wait until your deathbed. Be bold, be brave now. Adam Vogal, Associate Editor of PeaceVoice, is a Conflict Resolution master’s candidate at Portland State University.

STOP WORRYING

Success is only possible with freedom. Freedom provides you with the ability to choose the path you travel. Freedom enables you to determine your own goals. Freedom permits you to either succeed or fail. With freedom you can control your destiny. You have the freedom to succeed and you have the freedom to fail. Freedom is not given to you, but it can be taken away. You have the right to be free. You have the right to live your life as you wish. The power of freedom is unlimited. Free people build, create, and invent. Everyone’s life improves as the result of freedom. You have the freedom to benefit from your hard work. You have the freedom to ignore naysayers. Freedom is inspirational. Freedom is motivational. Without freedom, people no longer have the incentive to excel. The driving force behind achievement is the freedom to benefit from your hard work, creativity, and ingenuity. When you are not free to live as you choose, or the fruits of your labor are taken, you have no incentive to excel. Even when living in a free country, there are people who voluntarily give up their freedom. They do this by giving others the power to make decisions for them. This approach is

fraught with peril since no one cares as much about your well-being as you do. When you abdicate responsibility for your life, you are bound to be unhappy with the results. Another way people give up freedom is by striving for acceptance at the expense of pursuing their own dreams. Because they are always concerned about what other people will say, think, or do in response to the choices they have made, their behavior is controlled by other’s opinions. True personal freedom is only realized when you don’t care about the opinions of others. What’s important is to follow your path in a moral and ethical manner. You don’t have to convince anyone as to the legitimacy of your pursuits. When you blame others for your circumstances, you also give up freedom. People who do this develop a perpetual victim mentality. They never take responsibility for their life because they are always blaming other people or circumstances. This results in their becoming convinced that they are powerless to make any changes. You can’t control your environment, but you do have the freedom to control your response. Exercising this freedom is the difference between a satisfying life versus one of constant frustration. Success cannot be mandated or

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forced. There will always be people with little or no ambition. There will always be those who don’t want to work hard. There will always be individuals who do not have goals. Connected to the freedom to succeed is the freedom to fail. There is no way to guarantee success in life any more than a school can guarantee each student an “A.” If a student refuses to go to class, or doesn’t want to study and pay attention, there is nothing that can be done. To succeed academically, a student must be willing to put in whatever time and effort is required to learn the material. Although not everything you attempt works as expected, failure only occurs when you give up. Success is simply getting up whenever you stumble or fall. Failure is the experience of learning how things don’t work as planned. Great achievement rarely happens on the first try. Those who persist in the face of obstacles are on the road to success. It’s not magic. Only through hard work, perseverance, and determination combined with an unstoppable desire are goals reached. Freedom is your ticket to success. Bryan Golden is the author of "Dare to Live Without Limits." Contact him at Bryan@columnist.com or visit www. DareToLiveWithoutLimits.com.


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ing for free, although he is already a top donor. “Peter is just somebody who is a friend,” Lindquist said. “It is not a Peter Buck concert per se. He is just going to show up and play a few songs.” Buck will headline the event that will also include a set by the Beatniks, with hopes of adding to the campaign war chest and to thank supporters following what has been a year of controversy involving Lindquist and his office that included an unsuccessful recall effort by what Lindquist characterized as an organized campaign of critics. “What they found out is that the community wasn’t buying what they were selling,” he said, noting that no one has yet formed a campaign committee to challenge his reelection. And the time is ticking on that clock, since any viable campaign would likely need about a year to organize and raise campaign donations to even catch up with Lindquist’s campaign machine that already includes deep pockets, a roster of volunteers and a database of emails and addresses for campaign messages – all things a challenger would have to form from scratch. Raising money and organizing campaign messages for an election still two years away, he noted, not only removes the campaign crush for cash if a challenger emerges, but also thwarts potential opponents from filing a challenge in the first place. “There is nothing you can do to stop irrational opponents,” Lindquist said. “This is not a high school election.” Lindquist’s campaign consultant Alex Hayes points to the failed recall effort as

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Pierce County Prosecutor Mark Lindquist ran unopposed in 2014 and hopes for a repeat in 2018.

proof that although there are critics, their effort to replace him remains isolated to a small group. “There doesn’t appear to be a real effort to defeat Mark,” he said, noting that he never advises incumbents to assume they will run unopposed and therefore should always have an active campaign. That includes holding off-year campaign rallies. That might be particularly sage advice since 2016 hasn’t been kind for Lindquist’s image, with a swirl of controversy, claims and counter claims against him and his office. Those allegations involve a complex and drawn-out legal fight that has yet to fully be resolved after five years and hundreds of thousands of dollars in taxpayer money spent in legal fees.

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Those claims have largely resolved themselves with wins in Lindquist’s column, at least so far. One notable exception is a judge’s ruling that Lindquist failed to disclose business-related text message after a legal challenge. That text cost $325,000 in legal bills at last counting and opened the county to yet-to-be determined fines. And four complaints to the Washington State Bar Association remain to be resolved. Most notable among them is a five-page complaint filed by the Pierce County Deputy Sheriff’s Independent Guild against Lindquist and a top deputy prosecutor. The filing details a complex pattern of alleged retaliations against deputies and concludes with a simple line. “The only ‘client’ Mark Lindquist

serves is himself,” the complaint stated. “He has so deviated from the required standards of conduct that he should be removed from the practice of law.” Guild President Bill Westfall refused to comment on the filing other than to say it marks the only time he can remember in his 28 years of law enforcement that the guild has sought to disbar the prosecutor of the crimes they investigate. “I don’t think anyone should read anything into it,” he said. “It is what it is.” The prosecutor’s office has the dubious distinction of leading the state in prosecutorial misconduct cases, conviction reversals from legal missteps, according to reports. Lindquist has been the Pierce County Prosecutor since he was appointed to the post in 2009 to finish the term of retiring Gerald Horne. He was then elected to a full term in 2010, when he was challenged by former deputy prosecutor Bertha Fitzer. Lindquist raised $65,000 for that campaign versus Fitzer’s $36,000, according the PDC reports. Lindquist then ran unopposed in 2014. There has been some talk in legal circles – including members of Linquist’s staff – about efforts afoot so a repeat of that doesn’t happen in 2018. Those efforts remain hush-hush and involve “lots of other people who can tell you when they are ready,” wrote longstanding Lindquist critic and legal adversary Joan Mell when asked about potential challengers. Nothing much of the campaign scene will happen until after the presidential election in November, after which Lindquist and any potential challenger will gear up their $50,000 to $400,000 campaign machines with calls for endorsements and donations for the 2018 election season. “Two years is a long, long time in politics,” Lindquist said.


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announced that the county-owned golf course was selected as a location for the 2019 U.S. Amateur Four-Ball Championship. That team golf tournament is being sponsored by DuPont’s Home Course, a course that is cooperatively owned and operated by the Pacific Northwest Golf Association and the Washington State Golf Association. The event will be the third USGA event at Chamber Bay, following the 2010 U.S. Amateur and the 2015 U.S. Open. The Home Course, which opened in 2007, hosted the 2010 Amateur as well as the 2014 U.S. Women’s Amateur Public Links Championship. While the tournaments generate media coverage of the area and the course specifically, they also generate millions in tourism dollars years after they are held. The 2015 U.S. Open, for example, generated some $150 million in local spending last year, according to an impact report by Pacific Lutheran University economics professors for the USGA. Hotels as far away as Lewis County experienced a bump in hotel traffic with most hotels in Pierce and King County operating at or near capacity during the tournament. The marquee event boosted tourism spending in Pierce County over the $1 billion mark for the first time, according to Travel Tacoma + Pierce County reports compiled by Dean Runyan Associates, which notes that some 5.9 million tourists came to the area last year. Landing another U.S. Open for Chambers Bay would likely match or exceed 2015 spending and fuel the efforts to keep the course among the upper rungs of courses around the nation. The USGA’s selection of Chambers for its Four-Ball tournament suggests it remains on the national radar for future events. “We are thrilled to welcome the USGA back to Chambers Bay and the Pacific Northwest for the 2019 U.S. Amateur Four-Ball Championship,” said Pierce County

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“My first commercial job was for a scholarship application form,” Shaw said, sitting in his Proctor District backyard. “It was a one-inch by one-inch illustration, and I submitted three versions for that small space. I called my parents when I got the assignment. It seemed I was on my way.” Since those days at Pierce College, there isn’t much Shaw hasn’t drawn. He’s done corporate work and advertising, collaborated on one graphic novel and done another of his own adaptation of “Beauty and the Beast.” Shaw’s work has appeared across the country in small newspapers, and his love of storytelling has led him to wildly varied projects. “Stories resonate with us. With art,

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Executive Pat McCarthy in a release. “Our community wrapped its collective arms around the record-setting 2015 U.S. Open, and I’m confident we will host another successful championship in 2019.” The Four-Ball Championship is strictly for amateurs with teams being allowed to form from members spanning different clubs, states or even countries rather than being required to hail from the same home course as is common in other tournaments. The bracket tournament will pit 128 teams of two golfers from around the country play-

they can resonate even more. Fables, fairy tales, they help us understand life.” Asked to adapt and illustrate historic media, Shaw pounced on the project – and went immediately to Benjamin Franklin. In 1781, Franklin was asked by the Royal Academy of Brussels to compete for a national prize in math or philosophy. Tongue firmly in cheek, Franklin responded with a long letter about … well … gas. “It was about farting, and how he thought some scientist should develop a chemical that people could take that would make their passing of wind smell like perfume,” Shaw said. “It was great satire, and I adapted it in comic form. I had Franklin at the desk of a TV set like John Stewart or Stephen Colbert, talking instead of writing.” Now 53, Shaw has used similar creativity for any number of working challenges. “I want projects that tell a story,” Shaw

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ing their own balls throughout the 18-hole round with the team score determined by using the lower hole-by-hole score of the partners. This year’s tournament was played at Winged Foot Golf Club in Mamaroneck, New York with the 2017 championship slated for Pinehurst Resort & Country Club in North Carolina and then in Jupiter Hills Club in Tequesta, Fla. in 2018. The 2020 Four-Ball championship will be held in Philadelphia Cricket Club in Pennsylvania after the event at Chamber Bay.

said. “That might be a corporate storyboard, telling a story to a certain group of people, finding the most creative way to get the message across. “I love story telling. I’ve learned how to use these tools, and I want to find more stories to tell with them.” The graphic novel about a vampire turned vampire-hunter by Nancy Collins, illustrated by Shaw, remains available through Amazon.com, and there’s talk of a sequel. Shaw could do worse than illustrate his own life. For eight years, he did that in a blog at \drawstanley.blogspot.com. Artists looking for inspiration might drop by and read through the entries, which deal with Shaw and how he responded to various assignments. It’s a reminder why he has been asked so often to teach. Shaw met Colleen Gray in 1990 and they dated for six years. “He proposed to me six times and then stopped,” Gray said. “I asked him, ‘Are you ever going to ask me to marry you

again?’ He dropped to one knee and made his seventh proposal. That moment did it.” From a basement studio, Shaw never stops working. Surrounded by books of and about art, he collects some for the period art they represent. He points at a child’s book – the art of cooking – that appears to have been drawn in the ‘50s. “Look at how it’s drawn,” Shaw said. “If you want to create the feel of an era, you can use that kind of illustration and people will follow you right back to that time when they see it.” He posts often on Facebook, goofy photos of himself, and sketches and drawings as they come up. Clearly, Shaw takes his work far more seriously than he takes himself. “From the beginning of my career, I wanted to do my best work on every project I took on, and that allowed me to learn how to do things differently,” Shaw said. “It can be easy to fall into one style of illustration, and I have tried to avoid that by challenging myself to do things another way, and not always the easy way.”

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SUPER FIGHT LEAGUE 50

LOS ANGELES TAKES DOWN SEATTLE

PHOTOS BY ROCKY ROSS

SHOCKERS. (top) South Sound's Jay Hardy gets some serious hang time to get a head on the ball. (middle) The Shock's Kyle Danielson takes one on the chin while battling for control. (bottom) South Sound's J.J. Schmeck makes a run with the ball. Schmeck leads the Shock in scoring this season with six goals.

SOUTH SOUND SPOILS B’HAM TITLE DREAMS

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ou never know what kind of crowd you are going to get on a Saturday night when the weather has been absolutely gorgeous out in Tacoma. Oftentimes, the local folk have been out and about, soaking up the sun, and wearing themselves out. That usually means a light crowd pretty much wherever you’re at. While the summer crowds for boxing and mixed martial arts are historically a little smaller down at the Emerald Queen Casino, it was more than a solid crowd that arrived at the showroom on Saturday, July 23 for the 50th installment of Super Fight League America. With fight fans watching live throughout the globe on the SFL Youtube channel, the night’s festivities had a little bit of everything for the faithful. After a successful foray into a “team challenge” format at the last Halquist Production at the EQC, which saw Team Seattle come from behind to knock off Team Portland, the promoters decided to run with the idea and will continue the team format for the foreseeable future. On this night it would be Team Los Angeles coming to town to take on Team Seattle, and when the dust settled, the hometown fighters found themselves on the losing end of some tough bouts, as well as couple of head scratchers. The first fight of the evening would pit Ryan “the Mangler” Schecterson out of North Bend against Austin “Redline” Anderson in a 185-pound affair. The bout would be the first of two preliminaries that would not count toward the team competition. For an opening bout, you couldn’t have asked for much more in this fight. Both men were active and getting after it from the opening bell, and you already had a feeling that this one probably wasn’t going to go the distance. Despite a strong showing by Schecterson (2-2-0), including some vicious shots landed, it would be Anderson (3-2-0) in the end, slapping a triangle chokehold on his opponent, who was forced to tap-out in the second round. Up next was a 145-pound contest between Nathan “Superman” Stolen out of Aberdeen, versus Jeremie “the

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CLASH. (top) Brandon Frunk just misses on a strike to the head of Anthony

Zender. (mid-left) Brent Knopp knocks Adam Dehart's mouthpiece out with a right hook. (mid-right) Shohei Yamamoto nearly ended Bobby McIntyre's night with this axe-handle kick. (third-down) Ryan Schecterson barely dodges a mean right from Austin Anderson. (fourth-down) The straight right from A.J. Bryant that sent Armando Best to the canvas.

Darkness” Montgomery fighting out of Seattle. This fight was a perfect example of not judging a book by its cover. At first blush, this bout looked like it might be an all-out war. After some early action from both fighters, it was “Superman” Stolen who began dominating the fight. A straight right sent Montgomery (2-2-0) to the canvas shortly into the fight, only to see him pop back up. He began immediately eating more shots from Stolen (2-0-0), and finally another straight right would

send him down for good, as the referee timely stopped the fight. The first bout of the team challenge competition would be a 135-pound contest between Brandon Frunk out of Carmichael, CA, against Anthony Zender, fighting out of Tenino. After a solid first round, Zender was having more difficulty getting inside the length of Frunk. By the third round, it looked as though Frunk had swung the fight around, but it wasn’t a slam

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This season has been a struggle at times for the South Sound FC men’s soccer team. After two consecutive seasons finishing second in the statewide Evergreen Premier League (EPLWA), the Shock entered their third year in the league with a bevy of fresh, young faces. While that is always a good trend for any growing soccer organization, it has been more a matter of who didn’t return that caused a promising season to turn into quite the battle for head coach Adam Becker and his men. The Shock would host a surging Bellingham United FC on Sunday, July 24 at Harry Lang Stadium in Lakewood. The “Hammers” came into the game hot for a victory, as they were still within striking distance of league leading Vancouver for a shot at the title. With just two games left in the season, the Hammers trailed Vancouver by four points in the standings, with a possible six still on the line. There was still hope for a Bellingham title. Sadly for the visitors, it wasn’t going to be happening on the South Sound’s turf. While the team has normally seen itself jockeying toward the trophy over the final two weekends in prior seasons, the Shock were now in the position to either mail-in the match, or become the spoiler of Bellingham’s championship hopes and dreams. By the time the referee blew his whistle to end the match, both teams looked absolutely exhausted after a thoroughly exciting and action packed battle that saw South Sound come from behind to take a 3-2 victory, dashing Bellingham’s title chances, and more importantly around these parts, bringing the Shock’s record back to .500 at 6-6-1. Just three minutes into the match, South Sound’s J.J. Schmeck put the first point on the scoreboard. Jason Twaddle got himself behind the Hammers’ defense to find himself with nearly a one-on-one with Bellingham goalkeeper Tyler Visten. Twaddle drove a shot toward the far side of the goal, only to have the ball ricochet off of the right post and back into the middle of play. Schmeck was at the right place at the right time, following on the play and knocked the ball into the back of the net for the 1-0 Shock lead. Bellingham would answer just five minutes later

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MARSHAWN LYNCH AND THE BEAST MODE CHALLENGE TO HIT TACOMA

CBS Seattle and Fam First Family Foundation welcome the third annual Subway Beast Mode Challenge, a family festival to celebrate Marshawn Lynch and his foundation on Saturday, July 30 at Swan Creek Park in Tacoma. The festival site will include interactive games and activities for the entire family, featuring and adventure course with 12 footballthemed obstacles to challenge participants’ inner Beast Mode, regardless of skill level and athleticism. Obstacles will include “Find the Crease” - just like Marshawn did to defensive lines his entire playing career; “Training Camp” – run the 40, hit the tackling dummies, run the tires; “Coach’s Playbook X’s and O’s” – over the X’s and through the O’s; “Beast Quakes 2.0” – inspired by Marshawn’s legendary runs against the Saints in 2011 and 2014’s run against the Cardinals, and of course, the return of the “Skittles Ball Pit.” Marshawn Lynch hung up his football cleats in February, but he continues to support the community through his charity, Fam First Family Foundation, as well as recent trips to Haiti with Free the Children to help rebuild an elementary school, and to Egypt with American Football Without Borders. The third annual Subway Beast Mode Challenge will again raise much needed funds to support the foundation’s mission of empowerment and education, aiming to build selfesteem and academic learning skills in underprivileged youth. Online registration for Subway Beast Mode Challenge is open at www.beastmodechallengetacoma.com. For more information interact on Facebook.com/beastmodechallenge and follow on Twitter @beastmodesea.

I could have asked for and more, as the soccer program challenged me athletically while school was equally as challenging academically,” Johnson said. “PLU took me out of my comfort zone and pushed me to new levels of success in my life.” Johnson’s teammates helped make his student-athlete experience so lively. They made it easy for him to keep loving the game. “Looking back, many of my favorite moments came off the field with my teammates and coaches,” Johnson said. “The experiences during training camp, on road trips, celebrating after winning the conference and time spent with my team is what I’ll remember most.” After graduating from PLU, Johnson was given the opportunity to play in Sweden, where he learned much more on the history of the game. “Playing in Sweden was a great experience to learn about a European country who has soccer in the fabric of their culture,” Johnson said. “Many of our teams here in the United States are very young, while most of the clubs in Sweden have been around for nearly a century.” Sweden provided Johnson with a near-perfect opportunity to improve on his game. “The experience opened my eyes to the accessibility of the sport overseas and the opportunities that exist for young players to move up the ladder of soccer,” Johnson said. “With a promotion/relegation system, young players have the opportunity to make a living wage while developing their game and moving up levels, which just isn’t available yet in the United States.” After returning home from Sweden, Johnson got in contact with the general manager of one of the Major Arena Soccer League’s newest teams, the Tacoma Stars. After sending in his resume and some highlight videos, he was offered a contract. Since then, he’s reestablished himself back home. Johnson balances playing for the Stars with a full time job in real estate and coaching for a youth soccer team, all while staying close with his family. “It’s amazing to be able to have my family, past coaches and kids I coach that are able to come watch the games and support me,” Johnson said. “Being from Tacoma has also given me a great connection to our fan base as well, and it feels like I am representing ‘my people’ every time I put the jersey on.”

TACOMA AND PIERCE COUNTY VOLLEYBALL OFFICIALS NEEDED

The Tacoma-Pierce County Volleyball Officials Board is in need of individuals who are interested in officiating middle school, junior high, senior high, college, and recreation department volleyball matches throughout Pierce County. Line Judges are also needed for local high school matches. A comprehensive training program scheduled for August 18, 23, 25 and 31 is offered for all new officials and the opportunities to advance in the organization are extensive. For students, retirees, or former athletes looking to reconnect with a sport, officiating high school and middle school sports is also an excellent way to earn some extra income and provide a great service to the teams. Registration is due no later than August 10th, so please contact us immediately. For additional information on becoming a volleyball official, please visit our website at www.tpcvob.com and contact Marc Blau at (253) 677-2872 or mhblau@comcast.net.

DEREK JOHNSON FINDS BIG SUCCESS AFTER HIS PLU DAYS

A student-athlete at Pacific Lutheran often only has four years left of playing their favorite sport before they have to move on to another career. Every once in a while, though, a Lute with extra talent and effort can follow their

dreams even after graduation. Derek Johnson was a star on PLU’s men’s soccer team. In his four years as a Lute, Johnson dominated the field, finishing in the PLU top-10 in goals (27), assists (16), points (70) and game-winning goals (8). Johnson also helped the Lutes finish first in conference in 2011, the first time the team had done so since 1992. Johnson reminisces about the four life changing years he spent at PLU, but he remembers much more than the statistics and accomplishments. “My student athlete experience at PLU was everything

JULY 28 – AUGUST 3 THURSDAY, JULY 28 – TENNIS 125th PNW Open Tacoma Lawn and Tennis – 11 a.m.

THURSDAY, JULY 28 – BASEBALL El Paso vs. Tacoma Rainiers Cheney Stadium – 7:05 p.m.

FRIDAY, JULY 29 – TENNIS 125th PNW Open Tacoma Lawn and Tennis – 11 a.m.

FRIDAY, JULY 29 – BASEBALL El Paso vs. Tacoma Rainiers Cheney Stadium – 7:05 p.m.

SATURDAY, JULY 30 – ENDURANCE Beast Mode Challenge Swan Creek Park – 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

SATURDAY, JULY 30 – TENNIS 125th PNW Open Tacoma Lawn and Tennis – 11 a.m.

SATURDAY, JULY 30 – FOOTBALL Bellingham vs. Puyallup Nation Kings Chief Leschi Stadium – 6 p.m.

SATURDAY, JULY 30 – BASEBALL Albuquerque vs. Tacoma Rainiers Cheney Stadium – 7:05 p.m.

SUNDAY, JULY 31 – TENNIS 125th PNW Open Finals Tacoma Lawn and Tennis – 11 a.m.

GRIFFEY HALL OF FAME PLAQUE AT SAFECO FIELD AUGUST 5-6

Ken Griffey Jr.’s bronze plaque is now enshrined at the National Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, but fans have a chance to see it in person when it makes an appearance in Seattle for Ken Griffey Jr. Weekend at Safeco Field August 5 and 6. “The plaque is going to be here for Saturday’s pregame ceremony when we retire Ken’s number. While we know that it won’t be possible to accommodate everyone who wants to see the plaque, we felt it was important for fans to have the chance to share in Junior’s special celebration,” said Kevin Mather, Seattle Mariners President and COO. The plaque will be on display at Safeco Field during the Mariners vs. Los Angeles Angels games on Friday, August 5, and Saturday, August 6, which will provide an opportunity for fans with tickets to the games to see it. There will be a photo opportunity at Safeco Field on Saturday, August 6, from 8:00 am-1:00 pm for fans who do not have tickets to the games. Admission is free, but tickets are required (limited to the first 750 fans; up to four tickets per account). The free tickets will be available beginning at 12:00 pm (noon), Thursday, July 28 at Mariners.com/Griffey. The tickets will be “delayed delivery,” meaning they will be available to print at home 24 hours before the event. Tickets for the photo opportunity are available online only. They will NOT be available at Team Stores or at the Safeco Field ticket office.

TACOMA’S HOT TICKETS

SUNDAY, JULY 31 – BASEBALL Albuquerque vs. Tacoma Rainiers Cheney Stadium – 7:05 p.m.

MONDAY, AUG. 1 – BASEBALL Albuquerque vs. Tacoma Rainiers Cheney Stadium – 7:05 p.m.

TUESDAY, AUG. 2 – BASEBALL Albuquerque vs. Tacoma Rainiers Cheney Stadium – 11:35 a.m.

SUNDAY, AUG. 7 – BASEBALL The Stars recently finished this past season with a 13-7 record, earning a playoff appearance with help from Johnson, who scored a game-tying goal late in the final regular season game to help propel the team to the postseason. Johnson also finished the year tied for the team lead in points with 15 goals and 11 assists. “Other than results, playing in front of thousands of people across North America on a weekly basis was a huge highlight,” Johnson said. “You always dream of hearing the crowd roar when you score a goal or getting booed at by opposing fans and I’ve been able to experience both.” Johnson has also been able to travel all over the continent with his team, even playing a game in Hermosillo, Mexico in a huge bull fighting arena, but how has he kept his soccer career going. For Johnson, despite all the travel, he’s maintained his career by never taking a vacation. “I think a big piece of my success has been not wanting soccer to have an end date,” Johnson said. “I did my best to never take an off season while I was at PLU, so I played in the PASL indoor soccer league during winters, and then in competitive outdoor leagues during the summer.” Still, he definitely made his name known on the field. “My favorite moment on the field was scoring the golden-goal game winner in overtime against UPS in my last collegiate game,” Johnson said. “It’s cool to think that was the last time I touched a soccer ball in a PLU uniform.” While his love of soccer began long before entering college, his time at PLU helped him prepare for the challenging road ahead, a road he would ultimately call home. “I think PLU gave me the ability to learn and adapt in any environment,” Johnson said. “This is incredibly important because it’s given me the ability to be successful in the soccer world, but it’s also given me a foundation to be successful in the business world.” Despite having an incredibly busy future ahead of him, Johnson never dropped his focus for a second while at PLU, and he coaches his youth soccer players to do the same. “One of my favorite things to say to the kids I coach is ‘take care of the now and the future will take care of itself,’” Johnson said. “I didn’t talk about what I was going to do someday, I just made sure that whatever I was doing, I was doing to the best of my ability in the moment I had.” As for his next step, Johnson hopes to further establish his footprint at home, while continuing to travel and find success with his team. “My goal is to continue playing for the Stars while building my residential real estate business in the South Sound, as I’ve found my niche between the two, I now aim to expand both,” Johnson said. “I think PLU has prepared me for both and I’m excited to see what the future brings.”

Sacramento vs. Tacoma Rainiers Cheney Stadium – 5:05 p.m.

MONDAY, AUG. 8 – BASEBALL Sacramento vs. Tacoma Rainiers Cheney Stadium – 7:05 p.m.

TUESDAY, AUG. 9 – BASEBALL Sacramento vs. Tacoma Rainiers Cheney Stadium – 7:05 p.m.

WEDNESDAY, AUG. 10 – BASEBALL Sacramento vs. Tacoma Rainiers Cheney Stadium – 11:35 a.m.

SATURDAY, AUG. 20 – BASEBALL Las Vegas vs. Tacoma Rainiers Cheney Stadium – 7:05 p.m.

SUNDAY, AUG. 21 – BASEBALL Las Vegas vs. Tacoma Rainiers Cheney Stadium – 1:35 p.m.

MONDAY, AUG. 22 – BASEBALL Las Vegas vs. Tacoma Rainiers Cheney Stadium – 7:05 p.m.

TUESDAY, AUG. 23 – BASEBALL Las Vegas vs. Tacoma Rainiers Cheney Stadium – 7:05 p.m.

MONDAY, AUG. 29 – BASEBALL Fresno vs. Tacoma Rainiers Cheney Stadium – 7:05 p.m.

TUESDAY, AUG. 30 – BASEBALL Fresno vs. Tacoma Rainiers Cheney Stadium – 7:05 p.m.

WEDNESDAY, AUG. 31 – BASEBALL Fresno vs. Tacoma Rainiers Cheney Stadium – 7:05 p.m.


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PUYALLUP NATION KINGS DOMINATE

IN WWFA PLAYOFF OPENER

PHOTOS BY ROCKY ROSS

SHUTDOWN. (top-left) Christopher Vala gets his big mitts on another running back. (top-middle) Anthony France has stepped up big for the Kings this season in the back field. (mid-right) Puyallup's Donte Green breaks into the clear. (bottom-left) Quarterback Adam Kruse has put together a record-breaking year in his first year behind center for the Kings. (bottom-right) Loussaint Minnet (30) and Demetrius Moore (90) have been a huge reason why the Kings defense has put together five consecutive shutouts. By Randy Rutledge Tacoma Weekly Correspondent

It was time for playoff football at Chief Leschi Stadium on Saturday, July 23 as the undefeated Puyallup Nation Kings took on the Cowlitz County Cobras in a first round Western Washington Football Alliance (WWFA) matchup. The Kings outscored their opponents 379-47 over the eight game regular season, and the defending champs' defense entered the game having shutout their last four opponents. The Cobras, on the other hand, backed into the playoffs with a four game losing streak, finishing the regular season with a 3-5 record. The Kings dominated from the opening kickoff, which Mike Waller Jr. took 84 yards to the house, giving the Kings an 8-0 lead just 13 seconds into the game, following the two-point run by Donald McKee. The Cobras were forced to punt on their first possession, putting the Kings’ “Showtime” offense (which averaged 47.4 points per game during the regular season)

on the field for the first time in the playoffs. They wouldn’t disappoint, embarking on a 70-yard touchdown drive which was capped off by a 19-yard pass from quarterback Adam Kruse to Peni Imo that put the Kings up 15-0 after the extra point. Puyallup Nation found the end zone once again early in the second quarter, with Kruse’s 20-yard touchdown pass to Waller Jr. putting the final touch on a 77-yard drive that had been dominated by running back Anthony France, who rushed for 54 yards on the drive (he finished the game with 79). The score pushed the lead to 21-0 following a failed two-point conversion attempt. Midway through the second quarter, the Kings were able to capitalize on the excellent field position provided by their defense, extending the lead to 27-0 on a 24-yard pass from Kruse to Pierre Culliver. The Kings finished off a dominant half with a 34-yard touchdown on a screen from Kruse to Waller Jr. in the final seconds. The Kings would enter the halftime with a 35-0 lead after a fake extra point led to a two-point conversion on a pass from kicker Jacob Palega to Peni Imo.

A three and out from their “Darkside” defense to begin the second half once again gave the Kings great field position and set up a 15-yard strike from Kruse to Waller Jr. – their third touchdown connection of the night. After another two-point conversion run from Donald McKee, the Kings’ lead sat at 43-0. On the third play of the Cobras’ ensuing drive, quarterback Jordan Monfort’s pass was intercepted by Kings’ defensive back Deion Parnell, who returned it 40-yards to further the lead to 50-0 after kicker Jacob Palega picked up the extra point with his signature dropkick. On the final play of the third quarter, the Kings’ Christopher McCutchin bounced off several Cobra defenders on an 18-yard touchdown scamper to run the score to 57-0 entering the fourth. The Kings would tack on two more scores in the fourth, one on a 30-yard pass from Kruse to Darnell Thompson and the other on a pass from Cobras quarterback Monfort that was intercepted by Stanley Matau, who pitched it to Brandon Stout who then proceeded to return it 41 yards

for the game’s final score, giving the Kings the playoff victory in the 71-0 rout. Kings’ quarterback Adam Kruse finished the game with six passing touchdowns, giving him 38 in a nine game season – a phenomenal rate of 4.2 per game. Wide reciever Mike Waller Jr. finished with four total touchdowns (three receiving and one kick return), giving him 12 receiving touchdowns on the year. The Kings (9-0) will attempt to continue their title defense (and shutout streak, which now sits at five games) against some true competition in the Bellingham Bulldogs (7-2) on Saturday, July 30 at Chief Leschi Stadium. Kickoff is set for 6 p.m. If the Kings pull off the victory, they will host the WWFA championship game on Aug. 6 at Chief Leschi. In their previous meeting, the Kings beat the Bulldogs in Bellingham by a score of 38-23. The Bulldogs advanced to the semifinal round after handling the Pierce County Bengals at Sunset Stadium in Sumner by the score of 35-6. The Wenatchee Rams (8-1) will visit the Renton Ravens (7-2) in the other WWFA semifinal contest.

Local Restaurants RESTAURANT SPOTLIGHT: POMODORO By Derek Shuck derek@tacomaweekly.com

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ince 2001, mother/daughter team Markeen Tower and Erin Behnke have been running the classic Italian restaurant Pomodoro, located at 3819 N. 26th St. The team’s hard work has helped the restaurant develop a reputation for a family friendly atmosphere and fantastic food. “From the moment you walk in the door at Pomodoro, you know you are in for something special. The casual and comfortable atmosphere, lively wait staff, open concept kitchen and sidewalk seating are just a few of the many experiences waiting for you,” Behnke said. The atmosphere is mixed with excellent food, including Pomodoro’s famous bleu cheese, Tower’s recipe that has put much of Pomodoro’s food on the map. Other famous items include lasagna, chicken piccata and halibut, with everything being seared to order. Though Pomodoro is an Italian restaurant, Tower and Behnke make sure that there is something available for everyone. “We have a wide variety of items for all tastes,” Behnke said. The relationships between the staff and customers contribute to a family friendly restaurant with food that will leave you stuffed and satisfied. “We’re a family here, and that’s what makes us special. People feel like family, and we’re not afraid of hard work. We have a full service bar, and

we’re family friendly. We have a fun atmosphere, and you almost always know someone when you walk in,” Behnke said. “We love our staff, we have a fabulous staff, and we make a great team. Our staff works very hard and it shows. Pomodoro is currently preparing for the Proctor Arts Fest on Saturday, Aug. 6, an event that will draw thousands of people to the Proctor District and many of them to the door of Pomodoro, and the crew is preparing a special menu for the event. Pomodoro is open Monday through Thursday from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m., Friday and Saturday from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. and Sunday for dinner only from noon to 8 p.m.

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dunk. Zender looked worse for wear with a sizeable mouse rising under his right eye, while Frunk was bleeding as well. The fight ended with Zender on top raining some blows down on Zender. Had the fight lasted another 30 seconds, or a minute, Frunk (2-2-0) may have ended it. Instead, the judges awarded a split-decision to Zender (5-8-0), and Seattle had an early 3-0 lead in the team challenge. Up next would be a 145-pound contest between A.J. Bryant fighting out of Highland, CA, against Armando Best, fighting out of Lakewood. This fight lasted just half a round and it really was a shame because it appeared to be the makings of an exciting bout. Best got some licks in early, before getting taken down on his back. After finally extracting himself from Bryant’s dominant position, and moving backward, Best took a straight-right to the jaw and hit the canvas. From the referee’s view, it looked as though he was out on his feet, but from the other side, it was clear that he was still in fine fighting shape. While he surely was in a bit of trouble, Best (0-2-0) was getting back up while fending off some blows from Bryant 1-1-0) when the referee stopped the fight. It’s been awhile since I’ve heard the EQC crowd show so much displeasure. Los Angeles now took a 4-3 team lead. The next fight would be the lone female bout of the night, and as luck would have it, a poor follow-up to a controversial finish right before it. The 125-pound bout

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when Kurtis Pederson took a long throw in feed into the box and hammered it past South Sound’s Evan Munn. Midway through the first half, Bellingham would strike again on a goal by Rene Caro for a 2-1 Bellingham lead. For the remainder of the half, the Hammers kept up the pressure on the Shock goal, but were unable to get anything else by Munn. The second half was a chess match for the first thirty minutes, with both teams looking for the right opportunity, only to see the other’s defense snuff it out. With 15 minutes left in regulation, South Sound’s Danny Minnitti took a feed from Eddie Na that skipped right in front of the goal, and planted a left-footer into the back of the net to tie the game. Five minutes later, Cody Crook would take a feed from Minnitti for a quick shot

would pit Sarah D’Alelio from Dublin, CA, against Jenny Liou from Clarkston. Most of the fight consisted of Liou trying to extricate herself from underneath D’Alelio, who was more than happy to simply wear her opponent down for the win. By the end of the fight, Liou (6-4-0) was too exhausted to mount any sort of comeback and D’Alelio (9-6-0) took the unanimous decision. Los Angeles now led 7-3 in the team scoring. The crowd would get some better action in the following 155-pound bout between Shokei Yamamoto from Fullerton, CA, versus Bobby McIntyre from Spanaway. The first round was probably the most exciting five minutes of the night, with both fighters really putting on a show. Yamamoto showed some great speed and immediately applied pressure on McIntyre. There were a couple moments when it looked as though McIntyre was going to get a submission hold on Yamamoto, but he just couldn’t get it ratcheted down. By the end of the round, McIntyre had reversed his opponent and had taken the top position with the crowd chanting “Bobby, Bobby.” It wasn’t meant to last in the second round. Yamamoto (3-1-0) continued the pressure and dropped McIntyre after a flurry of punches, drawing a stoppage from the referee. From the look on his face afterward, you could tell that McIntyre (4-3-0) knew he had slipped up on his chance to take the fight. Los Angeles now led 11-3 in the team challenge. The seventh fight of the night was a battle of the big boys at 205 pounds. Thomas Hoeper returned for another bout at the EQC to represent Huntington Beach, while challenging Dylan Potter out of Olympia. that was too fast for a diving Visten, and the Shock now led 3-2. As the minutes dwindled away on the game, so did Bellingham’s championship dreams as the Shock shifted back into a defensive shell, turning away every Hammer attempt until the final whistle. With the Bellingham loss, and their own win over the Olympic Force 3-2, the Vancouver Victory claimed the EPLWA title. South Sound finishes the season on the road Saturday, July 30 against the twotime defending champion Spokane Shadow. The South Sound women will also make the trip, looking to hand the Spokane women’s team their second defeat against the Shock. The Spokane women have already captured the Northwest Premier League championship on points. In other local soccer news, the Tacoma Stars have announced their season opener at the ShoWare Center in Kent. The Stars will host the Western Conference champion Soles de Sonora on Saturday, Oct. 29. For tickets and more information, visit tacomastars.com.

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Hoeper looked much quicker than Potter and used that speed to get Potter on the ground. By the end of the first round, Potter had a nasty cut over his right eye and the round clearly went to Hoeper. The second saw Hoeper catch Potter with some strong shots, only to eat a few himself. The blows seemed to wake up Hoeper a little, and he immediately took Potter to the ground. Despite a cut over his right eye, Hoeper (5-2-0) looked in great shape as he dominated the rest of the round; feeding Potter (4-1-0) shots from above before the referee stepped in to end the fight. Los Angeles now owned an insurmountable 15-3 advantage going into the main event. Despite already losing on the team end, the crowd was anticipating a real

brawl between Adam Dehart (6-6-0) and the hometown favorite Brent “Mankill” Knopp. For five full rounds, the crowd would get its money’s worth as the 195pound contest was a toe-to-toe slugfest. While neither fighter really seemed to put the other in significant danger, both fighters were blooded, battered and exhausted by the end of their 25 minutes in the cage. A unanimous decision went to Knopp (7-10), giving Team Seattle three more points in the 15-6 loss. All in all, the team concept of these fights add an excellent twist to a sporting event that is already about as exciting as you can get. The next Super Fight League at the Emerald Queen is scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 22. Start making plans now.


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PUYALLUP TRIBAL IMPACT Supporting the Economic Growth of Our Community

PHOTO BY STEVE DUNKELBERGER

Federal, regional, state and local leaders gathered with the Puyallup Tribal Council last spring to officially cut the ribbon on the Tribe’s new state-of-the-art Salish Cancer Center (SCC). Joining in on the event were (back row from left): Fife Mayor Tim Curtis; former Congressman Norm Dicks and Puyallup Tribal Council Vice-Chairman Larry LaPointe; (front row from left) Puyallup Tribal Council Members Marguerite Edwards and Sylvia Miller; Puyallup Vice-Chairwoman Roleen Hargrove; Senator Maria Cantwell; Puyallup Chairman Bill Sterud; Gov. Jay Inslee; Lieutenant Governor Brad Owen; Congressman Denny Heck; and Puyallup Tribal Council Members David Bean and Tim Reynon.

The most urban of Native American tribes, the Puyallup Tribe of Indians continues to be a critical component of the South Sound economy. As Pierce County’s sixth largest employer, a donor to a broad range of charitable organizations, and a major funder of housing, roads, education and environmental projects, the Puyallup Tribe stands as a model for taking care of not only its own membership, but sharing its wealth

among the broader community as well. The Puyallup Tribe is one of the largest employers in Pierce County. With a payroll of more than 3,100 people that work in the Tribe’s businesses, government, economic development corporation, school, and health and housing authorities – approximately 70 percent of whom are non-Native – employees enjoy competitive wages and benefits.

In 2015 the Tribe spent over $491 million. This spending supports communities by providing good wages and generous benefits to individuals, and through purchases of goods and services from local suppliers, vendors, contractors, construction companies and more. From sponsoring local charities, non-profit organizations, social welfare projects and events that may otherwise

suffer or cease to exist, to protecting the environment, funding crime prevention, city improvement projects and healthcare, the Tribe maintains its commitment to honoring its destiny as “the generous people,” the meaning of the Tribe’s very name “Puyallup.” In the following pages, you’ll read more about what a valuable community partner the Puyallup Tribe of Indians is to the region and the state.

PUYALLUP TRIBE SUPPORTS AREA NON-PROFITS Spirit of 12 Partners, Toy Rescue Mission, Emergency Food Network, Northwest Harvest, Toys for Tots and Tahoma Indian Center all gifted with major donations During the 2015 fiscal year, the Puyallup Tribe contributed more than $2.5 million from its charity and general funds into the local community with donations to various key charities and organizations. These generous donations will go a long way in helping these organizations to continue their vital efforts in the communities they serve. “It is truly humbling to know that there are so many people in need,” said Puyallup Chairman Bill Sterud. “I feel immense joy in us having the ability to take care of those who need it most. We, as tribal members, know what it is like to grow up with nothing. It gives us all great joy to make someone’s Christmas happier than it would have been otherwise.” “The donations we made ensure the vitality of the people in our community,” said Puyallup Vice Chairwoman Roleen Hargrove. “It is critical to ensure families and community members, suffering from long or short term setbacks, that they have resources available to get them moving forward in life. The Puyallup Tribe of Indians is not unfamiliar with difficult times. We relied on the support of our community organizations not long ago and it is of great honor that we, the Puyallup Tribe of Indians, are able to pay it forward.” SPIRIT OF 12 – PARTNERSHIP WITH SEATTLE SEAHAWKS Founded in 2004, the Spirit of 12 Partners program embodies the Seattle Seahawks’ commitment to the Pacific Northwest community and its fans. The Puyallup Tribe gifted the Spirit of 12 Partners with $550,000 to help it continue its mission. This gift to the Spirit of 12 Partners is the largest since its inception in 2004. At every home game, Pacific Northwest youth service organizations partner with the Paul G. Allen Family Foundation and Seahawks fans to raise funds for kids’ programs. These non-profit partners include YMCA of Greater Seattle, Treehouse (for foster children), Rainier Scholars, Boys & Girls Club of Washington State Association and Camp Fire Snohomish County. As Spirit of 12 Partners, members of community-based nonprofits distribute the Seahawks Gameday Magazine, keeping 100 percent of the proceeds that are then matched by the Paul G. Allen Family Foundation. In 2014, more than $527,000 was raised in the Spirit of 12 Partners program and more than $3 million in total funds since 2004. Grant programs advance the areas of arts and culture, poverty alleviation, economic relief, education and scientific research. “In the old days, in our aboriginal language, we were known as the S’Puyalupubsh, meaning ‘generous and welcoming behavior to all people (friends and strangers) who enter our lands,’ said Vice Chairwoman Hargrove. “It is with great pride, and boundless excitement, that the Puyallup Tribe of Indians will be supporting the Seattle Seahawks Spirit of 12 program. We hope that our donation of $550,000 is able to advance community programming and create innovative opportunities for children and families throughout our state. The Spirit of 12 program not only generates diverse outlets for personal success, but continues to advance the human spirit. The Puyallup Tribe of Indians humbly thanks the Seattle Seahawks for their steadfast efforts, friendship, and dedication to our community. GO HAWKS!!” TOY RESCUE MISSION Tacoma’s Toy Rescue Mission received $100,000 for its work

to refurbish and recycle gently used toys for disadvantaged children and seniors in care facilities while providing meaningful volunteer opportunities for the young at heart. Not only does the Mission make birthdays, Easter and Christmas bright for children and seniors, its way of recycling toys is environmentally friendly too. At Christmas time, the mission typically serves more than 125 families a day starting around Dec. 2. In total last year, the mission served 11,152 children and seniors, 7,000 of those in December alone. The mission provides for children’s birthdays throughout the year and is at its busiest at Christmas, Easter and back-to-school time. Serving the South Sound for more than 20 years, the Toy Rescue Mission is nearly 100 percent volunteer run and receives no state or federal funding, nor is it affiliated with DSHS or any other state agency. Toy Rescue Mission Director and Board President Martha Davis said the Tribe’s donation is the largest one the Mission has ever received, and she was floored to receive it. “I was in a state of shock to be honored in such a way that I can continue serving the children of Tacoma,” she said. That the donation came at Christmastime, the Mission’s busiest time of year, is the icing on the cake. “We have already served nearly 900 families in eight days and I still have until Dec. 23. I wonder each day how many families will be coming in and if I have enough stuff, and now I don’t have to say no.” NORTHWEST HARVEST A longtime supporter of Northwest Harvest, the Tribe gave $50,000 to this organization, in keeping with generous donations of years past. Northwest Harvest is Washington’s own statewide hunger relief agency. Its mission is to provide nutritious food to hungry people statewide in a manner that respects their dignity, while fighting to eliminate hunger. Northwest Harvest’s vision is that ample nutritious food is available to everyone in Washington State. “We are so grateful for our ongoing partnership with the Puyallup Tribe in feeding hungry people statewide,” said Northwest Harvest CEO Shelley Rotondo. “Their most recent gift of $50,000 at Home Team Harvest puts the Tribe’s total contributions to Northwest Harvest at more than $1 million, which is over four million meals since 2005. With their ongoing commitment to strengthening the community, the Tribe’s most recent generous grant shows respect and concern for all of our neighbors in need. This is especially helpful since the demand for nutritious food continues to grow at a time when donations are down, yet one in five children in Washington are at risk of going hungry. The Tribe’s gift truly makes it possible for us to work toward our goal of ending hunger.” TAHOMA INDIAN CENTER Tahoma Indian Center received $100,000 to enhance its services to assist Native individuals to overcome their barriers to permanent housing, employment and self-sufficiency in a loving, protective environment. A program of Catholic Community Services, the Center serves 1,100 Native people a year free of charge, including serving 50-55 midday meals five days a week. It provides individualized and tailored case management to assist in accessing

support resources, offers free laundry facilities and acts as a mailing address for more than 250 people. Native cultural and spiritual ceremonies and social activities are held there as well. Through the Bridges Village housing program, 10 permanent and supportive housing units are available for Native families who have experienced homelessness. Among the many ways in which the donation will be used, the Center will expand its housing search and rent assistance programs, increase staff hours to provide more direct assistance, build a wheelchair ramp and reinforce stair railings (individuals in wheelchairs are currently carried up the stairs). “It’s an awesome, humbling gift. It will really make a huge impact. This donation will allow us to save Native lives,” said Program Manager Steve Gallion. “That’s the most important thing we can do.” EMERGENCY FOOD NETWORK Emergency Food Network (EFN) received $100,000 to assist in its efforts to provide Pierce County with a consistent, diverse and nutritious food supply so that no person goes hungry. EFN partners with 73 food banks, hot meal sites and shelters, providing them with food at no cost to them or their clients, which are the homeless, unemployed, working poor, elderly, children and military. EFN maintains an eight-acre farm in the Orting Valley and has just started farming it year round. In 2014, EFN distributed 15.3 million pounds of food and accommodated 1,421,417 client visits, with 6,626 of these visits made by Native Americans. EFN was able to distribute 17 percent more food in 2014 than in 2011, keeping pace with the 11 percent increase in need in the community during that same time period. “It was like Chanukkah and Christmas all rolled into one,” said EFN Executive Director Helen McGovern-Pilant, noting that this donation is the highest EFN has ever received since it began in 1982. “It was totally unexpected, an amazing, generous gift and another way the Tribe reaches out to take care of their neighbors in need.” TOYS FOR TOTS Again this year, the Puyallup Tribe helped Toys for Tots with its blessed mission to deliver, through a new toy at Christmas, a message of hope to about 50,000 less fortunate youngsters that will assist them in becoming responsible, productive, patriotic citizens. At Christmastime 2015, the Tribe gifted $50,000 to the Tacoma/Pierce County Toys for Tots effort so that area children would not be disappointed during this most joyful season of the year. Toys for Tots also includes older teenagers who desire more grown-up type gifts but are overlooked by donors focused on young children. “Without the generous donation from the Puyallup Tribe, many kids in specific age groups would not have received gifts this year Christmas morning,” said Pierce County Sheriff’s Detective Ed Troyer, the local Toys for Tots coordinator. With the Tribe’s donation added to the support Toys for Tots receives from across Pierce County, the local Toys for Tots mission will continue to collect new, unwrapped toys during October, November and December each year, and distribute those toys as Christmas gifts to needy children in the community.

For more information about the Puyallup Tribe of Indians, visit www.puyallup-tribe.com.


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BUZZ BAND. A Thousand Horses performed at Tacoma’s Steel Creek American Whiskey last year, weeks before the release of their debut album, “Southernality.” The band will return to the area for a pair of performances at the Gorge Amphitheatres Watershed Festival.

A THOUSAND HORSES RETURN TO WASHINGTON WITH WATERSHED FEST By Ernest A. Jasmin ejasmin@tacomaweekly.com

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atershed Festival will take over the Gorge Amphitheatre this weekend, bringing some of the hottest names in country to Grant County – the likes of Jason Aldean, Keith Urban and Eric Church – from July 29 to 31 and Aug. 5 to 7. Among the bands generating the most buzz is A Thousand Horses, the rockin’ quartet that’s been riding high since Republic Nashville issued its debut, “Southernality,” a year ago. The band has sets scheduled for 6:15 p.m. Saturday, July 30, and 4:45 p.m. Aug. 5. Recently, we caught up with lead guitarist and co-founder Bill Satcher, who reflected on his band’s mercurial rise and hinted at the new tunes fans might hear at the Gorge. TACOMA WEEKLY: You guys are kind of becoming regulars around here between appearances last year at Steel Creek and the Washington State Fair. Do you have any specific memories from those shows or just being in the area? SATCHER: Yeah, and I know we played the Gorge and everything last year. The beauty is just incredible. We played the side stage the time before, and so it’s really cool to come back. I think this year we’re doing the main stage with everybody. We’re really lookin’ forward to it. TW: For a good chunk of the rest of the year, you’re gonna be out on the road with Jason Aldean, and I think you also have Thomas Rhett with you. What have some of the highlights been of that tour? SATCHER: We’ve been really big fans of Jason since “Hicktown” came out. So it’s really cool to be on the road with somebody

you’ve been a fan of for so long. To have him ask you to come out on tour, it’s a great honor. We were on tour with Darius Rucker last year, so we’ve been doing a lot of the same venues and cities that we did last year with him. It’s really cool ‘cause we’re seeing some of the same fans come back, you know. TW: Have you learned anything from being on a big production like this? Or has Jason given you any tips or advice? SATCHER: He’s been doing it so long and has so many albums and so many songs everyone wants to hear. He goes out there and really kicks ass. We kind of take from that. TW: You guys have had a pretty big breakthrough of your own and seem to have headed in the same direction since “Southernality.” What’s been the most eyeopening aspect of everything that’s been going on the past couple of years? SATCHER: (He recalls his band’s debut single reaching No. 1 on Billboard’s Country Airplay chart.) “Smoke” ... went to No. 1 so fast that we still didn’t believe it. But it’s great. Then “Southernality” came out, and it’s great to see we have fans coming to the shows and singing album songs, like “Heaven is Close” or “Sunday Morning.” We even had somebody tweet they got a giant A Thousand Horses tattoo on their leg and stuff like that. We put “Southernality” on a credit card and made that before we got our deal. Then once we got the deal we went in with (producer) Dave Cobb and recorded a few more songs to kind of add to it and then put it out. It’s kind of wild to see it come this far. We’ve already started working on new music for our next thing. TW: So you’ve started working on the follow-up. At what stage are you, and what

can you tell us? SATCHER: We have a bunch of stuff written and demoed, and we’re just getting to the point of piecing the whole idea together. We’re in the very beginning stages, so I can’t say much yet. But we’re really excited. TW: Among touring bands there seems to be two different camps: There are the folks who want to keep new songs under wraps because they’ll wind up on YouTube; and there are others who play the songs, get feedback and figure out ways to change them in the live setting. In which camp do you fall in? Can we expect to hear a song or two we haven’t heard before at Watershed? SATCHER: We’ve been a band for six years, so we’ve always kind of been playing new music for people to hear. Not only to see how people react to it, but also that’s kind of how songs grow a little bit. Sometimes they’ll develop other musical parts or scrap the idea entirely. (He laughs.) But yeah, we’ve been playing some new songs out on the road. We’ve been doing one out here on the road recently. We’re playing a song called “Blaze of Something” out on the Jason tour right now. There’s a few other working titles, but … we don’t usually write the set list until an hour before. TW: When did you first realize you had something special with this band? And what is it that keeps it fun for you? SATCHER: What’s special about this band is we’ve had a lot of ups and downs. In 2010, we had a record deal for a minute and lost it and went back to being independent, making our own EPs with Dave Cobb and puttin’ ‘em out. That lead to gettin’ to play with Kip Moore, gettin’ to play with Blackberry Smoke and doin’ a tour with Gregg Allman. Then that kind of lead up to bigger and bigger shows, and then “Southernality” happened,

and the record deal. The whole thing about this band is from the beginning we have been like, “This is what we’re gonna do. We’re not gonna stop, no matter what happens.” And it’s a band of brothers, us four. We always try to keep our heads down and keep rockin’ out, doin’ our thing. TW: Looks like you’re pretty booked up through October. What’s the first thing you’re looking forward to doing once you get off the road? SATCHER: Probably going back over the the UK. TW: Just for fun? SATCHER: We just announced two shows over there, and one’s in Manchester. We played ... over there not too long ago. TW: So still touring even after this one. But I imagine you’re headlining those dates. SATCHER: Yeah, I think there will be some more headlining stuff later this year that might not be put together yet. We’re a band that loves to be on the road. That’s what we’ve always wanted to be. That’s where the music lives for us. I love going out and playing, you know. If there’s an opportunity to go out and do shows, let’s go do ‘em.

WATERSHED FESTIVAL July 29 to 31 and Aug. 5 to 7 Gorge Amphitheatre, 754 Silica Road NW, George Tickets are $199 per weekend; www.ticketmaster.com Learn more at www.watershedfest.com

THE THINGS WE LIKE ONE LUCHA LIBRE The Grand Cinema will show “Lucha Mexico” – a documentary about the rowdy world of Mexican wrestling – at 9:09 p.m. Friday and Saturday, July 29 and 30. Directors Alex Hammond and Ian Markiewicz had unprecedented access to some of the top luchadores in the world, allowing them to go behind the mysterious mask to explore one of the most cherished traditions of Mexican culture. There will be a question and answer session with luchadores from Lucha Libre Volcánica at 8:15 p.m. preceding Friday’s screening, and there will be a special craft beer available from Odd Otter Brewing Company. Tickets are $5.50 to $10; www.grandcinema.com.

TWO JAPANESE CULTURE Tacoma’s Buddhist Temple – located at 1717 Fawcett Ave. - will host its annual Bon

Odori Japanese Folk Dance Festival starting at 4:30 p.m. Saturday, July 30. The event will feature traditional dance, taiko drumming, food, and there will even be a beer garden for those who are 21 and older. The event will culminate with a memorial candle lighting in the temple’s garden. Learn more by calling (253) 627-1417 or visiting www. tacomabt.org.

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Future screenings include a broadcast of the Summer Olympics in Rio at 6 p.m. Aug. 5 at Stewart Heights, “Inside Out” on Aug. 12 at the Center at Norpoint, and “Zootopia” on Aug. 20 at STAR Center. The screenings and related activities are free, but you’ll want to bring your own snacks and lawn chairs; www.metroparkstacoma.org.

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MEET THE ARTIST Meet local jewelry artist Jennifer Lawrence Bennett of Di Luce Design at Tacoma Art Museum’s store from noon to 3 p.m. Saturday, July 30. She will discuss a profound turning point she experienced while studying in Nepal. She credits the experience for strengthening her craft and developing an interest in supporting global culture through her work. Museum is $13 to $15 for adult non-members, free to members and children ages 5 and under; www.tacomaartmuseum.org.

THREE HOTROD HEAVEN Some choice rides will be on display when Goodguys We s t c o Au t o b o d y Pacific Northwest Nationals takes over the Washington State Fair Events Center from

‘STAR WARS’ UNDER STARS Metro Parks Tacoma’s Summer Bash & Movies in the Park Series kicks off with a screening of “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” on Saturday, July 30, at Wright Park during Ethnic Fest. (See page B4 for details on the festival.) The movie will kick off at dusk, approximately at 8 p.m.

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FROM BABY HEADS TO CRYSTAL BALLS MOG hosts retrospective of Huchthausen’s career

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Last weekend, the Museum of Glass opened a retrospective show that covers more than four decades of the work of glass artist David Huchthausen. Most of the vessels and sculptures in the show are no bigger than the proverbial breadbox. They possess an alluring presence: thick, heavy, colorful and multifaceted, they are like gigantic gemstones from a magical dragon’s treasure trove. The colors and patterns within them are forever shifting as one weaves one’s way amongst them in hushed awe. Entitled “David Huchthausen: A Retrospective Selection,� the show runs through the rest of this year. Originally a student of architecture and sculpture in Wisconsin, Huchthausen became enthralled with glass and soon began to work with Harvey Littleton, one of the pioneers of the studio glass movement, which has gone on to become such a force in the fine art world. As a student, a teacher and an artist, Huchthausen has been all over the globe. He currently resides right here in the Pacific Northwest. Visitors to the show are greeted by a display of peculiar, grainy glass baby heads that are mounted on blobs and serpentine stands of gray and black glass. These were inspired by archeological discoveries at Olmec sites in Mexico. There are also a number of extra thick, blown glass vessels made with multiple layers that include images of trees, mountains and human figures. Enamored of the glasswork of the Art Deco era, Huchthausen did a series

America’s Car Museum (ACM) spotlights America’s love affair with the automobile. Featuring a nine-acre campus – with a four-story museum as the centerpiece – ACM, situated atop Tacoma and in the shadow of Mount Rainier, is one of the world’s largest auto museums and attractions when it opened in June 2012. ACM is designed to preserve history and celebrate the world’s automotive culture. The spacious facility houses up to 350 cars, trucks and motorcycles from private owners, corporations and the LeMay collection, which amassed a Guinness Book record of more than 3,500 vehicles in the mid-‘90s.

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David Huchthausen (American, born 1951.) “Sphere 3,� 2010. Cut, laminated, and optically polished glass. 12 inches. Collection of the artist.

of richly decorated vessels as the 70s ran its course. In making these, the artist discovered lush, iridescent color and varieties of surface texture. (In Oct., MOG will open a show of vintage Art Deco glass that will harmonize with the Huchthausen retrospective.) By the 1980s, Huchthausen abandoned hot glass techniques and the vessel form, and returned to his architectural and sculptural roots. He began to use so called cold-working techniques to produce objects that combine precision and geometry with rough edges. Highly polished surfaces will come to abrupt, jagged edges, like those of early human cutting tools. Areas of color are contrasted with glass that is opaque and black. These are works in which the projected shadow and color-filtered light are integral to the whole. Huchthausen’s work of the 1990s and early 2000s are thick, geometric forms of pure clarity with complex, colorful designs embedded deep within. Again, jagged

edges contrast with flat, perfectly polished surfaces. Convex areas that are cut into the surface act as lenses that reflect, project and distort the colors within. All of this combines to make a solid object that has a different character from every point of view. The artist’s most recent work is a series of spheres, each one akin to a fortune teller’s crystal ball. These, too, have geometric, colorful patterns locked inside, and there are lenses cut into their faces so that they are magically shifting and forever changing. It is wonderfully mesmerizing to get lost in the depths of the fantastic objects that make up this show. They seem like crystal codices of wisdom that have come to us from some future civilization. This show is highly recommended. Huchthausen himself is scheduled for a residency in MOG’s hot shop the week of Oct. 12-15. The current show runs through Jan. 8. For further information visit museumofglass.org.

Vintage Motorcycle Festival: The Meet at America’s Car Museum July 30, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

More than 2,500 classic motorcycle enthusiasts will gather on America’s Car Museum’s Haub Family Field for this unique event featuring hundreds of vintage motorcycles and scooters ranging from 1910 to 1990, including rare Triumphs, Ducatis, BMWs and more. Virtually every brand in the history of motorcycling will be represented from owners across the U.S. and Canada. A used bike corral, food trucks, free seminars, and vendor booths, plus restoration and touring services make this any motorcycle enthusiast’s dream come true. Tickets also include admission to ACM. Entertainment provided by Seattle Cossacks Motorcycle Stunt and Drill Team Wherever the Seattle Cossacks ride, people watch and wonder in fascination, waiting for the next man to climb higher. No ropes, no props, no skyhooks, no gimmicks-they just climb. How can they do that on motorcycles? The crowd bursts into cheers and applause as the team glides past. The stunts, motorcycles (and the applause) have been going on for more than 75 years. Info: https://www.americascarmuseum.org/event/ vintage-motorcycle-festival/ JULY 2016

Vintage Motorcycle Festival Sunday Ride July 31, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Join us for a scenic morning ride through the Mount Rainier Valley planned by the Vintage Motorcycle Enthusiast Club (VME), the Northwest’s premier vintage motorcycle collector club founded in 1982. You do not have to be a VME member to participate, nor do you have to ride a vintage motorcycle. The ride is open to any scooter or motorcycle class. Lunch is included with registration for Sunday Ride. The ride departs from ACM heading towards Mount Rainier by way of several back roads. It then follows the Carbon River through Burnett, Wilkerson and Carbonado, crossing a high one lane bridge at the old townsite of Fairfax and following the river to the Ispis Ranger Station. After lunch, the drive departs to the main highway and roads less traveled heading back to ACM.

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ETHNIC FEST OFFERS FAMILY FUN THIS WEEKEND By Ernest A. Jasmin

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Forget 80 days. This weekend, Tacomans will be able to go around the world in 80 minutes when Ethnic Fest returns to Wright Park, 501 S. I St. The free, family-friendly event will run from noon to 7 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday, July 30 and 31. Since 1986, Ethnic Fest has highlighted the various cultures and heritages that make up our community; and during its 30th run, park visitors will groove to reggae, swivel their hips to hula music and gorge on mouthwatering lumpia and barbecue. After attendance dipped slightly in 2015, Metro Parks Tacoma enlisted the help of the Warehouse – the production company that has booked the city’s First Night Festival – in hopes of injecting new life into one of the summer’s biggest events. “We’ve always taken a lot of pride in kind of bringing exciting events together here in Tacoma,” Warehouse co-owner Doug Stoeckicht said. “Really, this year we’re getting down to the nuts and bolts of what this festival has been over the years and looking to see in upcoming years what we can add to it. We hope to do the production a little bit better, add a few elements this year, but really kind of learn

SATURDAY ENTERTAINMENT Press Records (noon) Cynthia Alexander (12:40 p.m.) IMAHE Guam/Chamorro Music & Dance – APCC (1:40 p.m.) Shahdaroba Middle Eastern Dance (2:20 p.m.) Vamola (2:50 p.m.) Indonesian Cultural Association (3:30 p.m.) Juliana & Pava (4 p.m.) Tacoma Flamenco (4:40 p.m.) Spirit of Ojah (5:10 p.m.) Maya Soleil (6:10 p.m.) PHOTO COURTESY OF METRO PARKS TACOMA

ALOHA. Hula lessons will again be part of the fun when Ethnic Fest takes over Wright Park this weekend.

what makes this event tick and understand why it’s so loved in this community.” This weekend’s festivities will include live music and dance. The Asian Pacific Cultural Center will present demonstrations on clay sculpture, Korean lanter making and Chinese origami. And there will be a Kids Zone where children will be able to splash around in Wright Park’s

Spray Park, build with Legos or get skating lessons on the new Pump Track, which will be manned by Alchemy Skate. “They’re kind of like us,” Stoeckicht said. “They really care about activities for kids, showcasing the importance of skating and kind of changing the stigma for skaters. To us, it’s really important that they’re there.”

SUNDAY ENTERTAINMENT Crumac (noon) Hawaiian Music and Dance – APCC (1 p.m.) Sabian Pleasant and Pleasant Movement (2 p.m.) Tribute to Gospel Moment (2:30 p.m.) Church Choir (3:15 p.m.) Erica Walker and Friends (3:40 p.m.) Jacqueine M. Echols – Gospel Saxophonist (4:15 p.m.) DaNell Daymon & Greater Works Community (4:45 p.m.) Alex Duncan (5:50 p.m.)

MARK YOUR CALENDARS: TEMPLE OF THE DOG

Sing along everybody: This fall we’re gonna party like it’s nineteen ninety-one. That’s because iconic grunge super-group Temple of the Dog has announced a fivestop mini tour that includes a Nov. 20 appearance at Seattle’s Paramount Theatre. The group formed in 1990 from the ashes of Mother Love Bone, following the death of front man Andrew Wood and months before grunge mania swept across the country. It has reunited to celebrate the 25th anniversary of its only album, the self-titled “Temple of the Dog,” which spawned hits “Hunger Strike” and “Say Hello 2 Heaven.” The lineup for this tour will include Soundgarden’s Chris Cornell, Pearl Jam’s Stone Gossard, Jeff Ament and Mike McCready and Matt Cameron, who plays drums for both bands. There has been no word yet on whether Pearl Jam vocalist Eddie Vedder might be involved. But what’s he got goin’ on Nov. 20, right? The show will start at 8 p.m. Tickets go on sale to the general public at noon on Friday, July 29, at a cost of $94.25. Visit www.ticketmaster.com for more details on that and these following shows, except for where otherwise noted.

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• Chris Kattan: 7:30 p.m. Aug. 11 to 14, 10: 30 p.m. Aug. 12 and 13, Tacoma Comedy Club, $17.50 to $27; www.tacomacomedyclub.com. • Josh Turner: 8:30 p.m. Aug. 19, Emerald Queen Casino, $35 to $80. • Lynyrd Skynyrd: 8 p.m. Aug. 24, Emerald Queen Casino, $60 to $135. • “I Love the ‘90s” featuring Salt N’ Pepa, Color Me Badd and more: 7:30 p.m. Aug. 26, Tacoma Dome, $25.50 to $99.50.

• Oddball Comedy & Curiosity Festival featuring Dane Cook, Jeff Ross, Tom Segura and more: 5:15 p.m. Sept. 18, White River Amphitheatre, Auburn, $29.50 to $125. • Dolly Parton: 7:30 p.m. Sept. 21, Showare Center, Kent, $39.50 to $125; www.showarecenter.com. • Art Garfunkel: 7:30 p.m. Sept. 24, Pantages Theater, $29 to $85; www.broadwaycenter.org. • Monkeywrench: 9 p.m. Sept. 24, Jazzbones, $12 to $15; www.ticketfly.com.

• Tim McGraw: 7:30 p.m. Sept. 4, Washington State Fair Event Center, Puyallup, $85 to $350.

• Def Leppard with REO Speedwagon and Tesla: 7 p.m. Oct. 1, Tacoma Dome, $29.50 to $125.

• Juan Gabriel: 8 p.m. Sept. 9, Tacoma Dome, $63.50 to $203.50.

• Emo Phillips: 7:30 p.m. Oct. 7, Tacoma Comedy Club, $20 to $25; www.tacomacomedyclub.com.

• Prophets of Rage: 7 p.m. Sept. 10, White River Amphitheatre, Auburn, $23 to $85.20.

• Dr. John & The Nite Trippers: 7:30 p.m. Oct. 7, Pantages Theater, $39 to $110; www. broadwaycenter.org.

• Tom Green: 7:30 p.m. Sept. 15 to 17, 10:30 p.m. Sept. 16 and 17, Tacoma Comedy Club, $17 to $26; www.tacomacomedyclub.

• Alice Cooper: 8 p.m. Oct. 20, Emerald Queen Casino, $40 to $95.

• Drake with Future: 7 p.m. Sept. 16, Tacoma Dome, $49.50 to $129.50.

• Schoolboy Q with Joey Bada$$: 8 p.m. Oct. 21, WaMu Theater, Seattle, $35.

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Seattle comedian Andrew Rivers is obsessed with odd jobs. As in really unusual ones, the kind that almost no one thinks of having when they’re kids, daydreaming about what they might be doing in 20 years. “One of my best friends is a high school teacher, and we talk about this all the time,â€? said Rivers, who will headline Tacoma Comedy Club on Aug. 5 and 6. “Going through school you’re like, ‘I’m gonna be a doctor or lawyer.’ No one thinks, ‘I’m gonna be a comedian’ or ‘I’m gonna punt footballs in the NFL.’â€? That’s the inspiration for his new web series “Don’t Quit Your Night Job,â€? which fans can watch on YouTube and at www. andrewjrivers.com. The premise is simple: Rivers tries to do other people’s jobs and looks like an idiot in the process. In the first episode, he hangs out with Seattle Seahawks punter John Ryan and attempts to field a few kicks. Let’s just say he’s not likely to catch the same break as Mark Wahlberg in “Invincible.â€? “When you think of a punter you think, ‘Ah, he probably shows up an hour before the game,’â€? Rivers said. “Even a good fan is probably yelling at the screen going, ‘That guy sucks. I could do that.’ “I thought I’ll be able to catch some footballs. That’s not difficult. But as soon as he moved the degree of difficulty even a little bit ‌â€? Some of the odd jobs he’s contemplated exploring on future episodes were held by audience

  

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CULTURA: Latin Fridays (Latin DJ) 9 p.m. G. DONNALSON’S: Kareem Kandi Band (jazz) 7:30 p.m., NC, AA GREAT AMERICAN CASINO: Nite Crew (dance) 9 p.m., NC KEYS ON MAIN: Dueling pianos, 9 p.m., NC LOUIE G’S: U253, The Traveling Soulsman (U2, Police covers) 8 p.m., $10, AA REAL ART TACOMA: Misery Signals, (hardcore, metal) 7 p.m., $12-$15, AA TACOMA COMEDY: Tyler Boeh (comedy) 8, 10:30 p.m., $16$22, 18+ early show THE VALLEY: American Killers (hard rock) 8 p.m., NC UNCLE SAM’S: “Majik’s Show� (rock) 8 p.m.

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DOYLE’S: Luke Stanton Band (acoustic rock) 10 p.m., NC G. DONNALSON’S: Jared Hall (jazz) 7:30 p.m., NC, AA GREAT AMERICAN CASINO: Nite Crew (dance) 9 p.m., NC JAZZBONES: Hairstorm (‘80s metal) 9 p.m., $8-$10 KEYS ON MAIN: Dueling pianos, 9 p.m., NC LOUIE G’S: Ted Brown Music’s “Live It Out Loud� (rock) 10 a.m., AA REAL ART TACOMA: The Drip, Endorphins Lost, Sister Act, Repudiate, Mind Quad (punk, hardcore, experimental) 7 p.m., $12, AA RUSTON POINT PLAZA: Mark Lindquist fundraiser with REM’s Peter Buck, The Beatniks (rock) 2 p.m. THE SPAR: Red (classic rock) 8 p.m., NC THE SWISS: Black P----- (rock) 9 p.m. TACOMA COMEDY: Family Friendly Comedy, 5 p.m., $6-$10, 13+; Tyler Boeh (comedy) 8, 10:30 p.m., $16-$22, 18+ early show THE VALLEY: “Fischer Family Fundraiser� with Church of Hate, Pistol Ready, Massacre at the Opera and more (metal, rock) noon, NC

DAWSON’S: Heather Jones and the Groove Masters (R&B, soul, funk) 8 p.m., NC

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DAWSON’S: Linda Myers Band (R&B, blues, jazz) 8 p.m., NC G. DONNALSON’S: James Haye (blues) 7:30 p.m., NC, AA HARMON TAPROOM: Open mic with Steve Stefanowicz, 7 p.m., NC NEW FRONTIER: Open mic, 8 p.m., NC NORTHERN PACIFIC: Open mic, 7:30 p.m., NC, AA STONEGATE: Dave Nichols’ Hump Day Jam, 8:30 p.m., NC TACOMA COMEDY CLUB: Comedy open mic, 8 p.m., NC, 18+ TOWER BAR & GRILL: Michelle Beaudry (jazz guitar) 4:30 p.m.

THURSDAY, AUG. 4 PLU: “Jazz Under the Stars� featuring Eugenie Jones (jazz) 7 p.m., NC, AA

SUNDAY, JULY 31 JOHNNY’S DOCK: Maia Santell & House Blend (blues) 5 p.m., NC

DAWSON’S: Tim Hall Band (open jam) 8 p.m., NC G. DONNALSON’S: Blues, gospel and more, 7 p.m., NC, AA NEW FRONTIER: Bluegrass Sunday, 3 p.m., NC REAL ART TACOMA: Await the Avalanche, Children of Seraph, Mister Master, Lust Punch, Static (metal, rock) 7 p.m., $5-$10, AA TACOMA COMEDY: Tyler Boeh (comedy) 8 p.m., $16-$22, 18+

ANTHEM COFFEE: Live Roots (open mic) 5 p.m., NC, AA CULTURA: Ladies Night Out (hip-hop DJ) 10 p.m. DAWSON’S: The Billy Shew Band (open jam) 8 p.m., NC G. DONNALSON’S: Kareem Kandi Band (jazz) 8 p.m., NC,AA KEYS ON MAIN: Dueling pianos, 9 p.m., NC TACOMA COMEDY: JosÊ’s Hammer Time (comedy) 8 p.m., $16-$22, 18+ TACOMA ELKS: Michael and Leslie (swing, waltz, ballroom dance) 7:30 p.m., $6-$10

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COMING EVENTS

TW PICK: SHAKESPEARE IN THE PARK Fri., Aug. 5, 7 p.m. Wright Park, 501 S. I St., Tacoma

VINTAGE MOTORCYCLE FESTIVAL: SUNDAY RIDE Sun., July 31, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. LeMay – America’s Car Museum, 2702 E. D St. On the Sunday after the Vintage Motorcycle Festival: The MEET at ACM, join us for a scenic morning ride through the Mt. Rainier Valley planned by the Vintage Motorcycle Enthusiast Club (VME), the Northwest’s premier vintage motorcycle collector club founded in 1982. Ages: Adults. Price: $20. Info: (253) 779-8490

Here’s your chance to once again see professional theater in an exceptional outdoor setting – Seattle Shakespeare Co.’s Wooden O production of William Shakespeare’s “Love’s Labour’s Lost,” a romantic comedy. Hosted by Metro Parks Tacoma, this is a family-friendly event. During the show, folks from Metro Parks’ W.W. Seymour Botanical Conservatory will provide hands-on activities for school-age children. Feel free to tote a picnic or snacks and something to drink, a blanket or throw to sit on or a low-rise, folding beach chair. Price: Free. Info: www.metroparkstacoma.org ‘THE FORTUNE TELLER’ Fri., Aug. 5, 7:30 p.m. Sat., Aug. 6, 7:30 p.m. Sun., Aug. 7, 2 p.m. Tacoma Little Theatre, 210 N. I St., Tacoma Tacoma Little Theatre welcomes back the touring company, Opera Elect, and their production of “The Fortune Teller.” Co-produced by Treasure Valley Children’s Theater, “The Fortune Teller” features a young couple, Marcus, and his pregnant wife, Helen. As Helen nears the end of her term, they both become very worried about what kind of parents they will be to their child. Tammy, Helen’s highstrung friend, suggests that they visit a fortune teller. After a brief and enigmatic session with Ludmilla Lyudbotchka, Helen leaves with more questions than answers. As the story continues, she eventually gets her answers through hilarity, tears, and quite a bit of opera. “The Fortune Teller” plays through Aug. 7. Thursday-Saturday showings are at 7:30 p.m. and Sundays at 2 p.m. This show is recommended for all ages. Price: Tickets $10 adults, or $5 students and TLT Season Ticket Holders. Info: www.tacomalittletheatre.com orthe Box Office at (253) 272-2281. Group rates are available for 10 or more. ‘MARY POPPINS’ Fri., July 29, 8 p.m. Sat., July 30, 8 p.m. Sun., July 31, 2 p.m. Tacoma Musical Playhouse, 7116 Sixth Ave. Loved by children and adults alike, TMP’s production of “Mary Poppins” is a mustsee – and hear considering all the great songs including “Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious,” “A Spoonful of Sugar,” “Chim Chim Cheree,” and all the rest. Price: $22$31. Info: (253) 565-6867 EL PASO CHIHUAHUAS AT TACOMA RAINIERS Fri., July 29, 7:05 p.m. Cheney Stadium, 2502 S. Tyler The Rainiers meet the El Paso Chihuahuas four a four-day series, including one double-header, in this Pacific Coast League contest. Price: $7.50-$11.50, not including Ticketmaster fees. Info: (253) 752-7707 FINDING FAMILY Fri., July 29, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Children’s Museum of Tacoma, 1501 Pacific Ave. This photographic exhibition by a senior at the Tacoma School of the Arts explores the different adoption experience of six families. Price: Donations accepted. Info: (253) 627-6031

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‘LUCHA MEXICO’ SCREENING Fri., July 29, 9-11 p.m. The Grand Cinema, 606 S. Fawcett Ave. Friday’s screening of Lucha Mexico features appearances by, and Q&A with, live in the flesh Luchadores from Lucha Libre Volcanica, as well as a special craft beer from our pals at Odd Otter Brewing Company. Ages: All ages. Price: $10. Info: (253) 593-4474 CUT & PASTE COLLAGE WORKSHOP WITH MICHAEL ALBERT Fri., July 29, 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Anna Lemon Wheelock Library, 3722 N. 26th St. Collage artist Michael Albert will show you how to create a “Fab” poster using pictures, slogans, signs, symbols, brand names, etc. Participants can work alone, as a group or as a family. Space is limited; please register on the library website. Ages: All ages. Price: Free. Info: (253) 617-7811 ETHNIC FEST Sat., July 30, 12-7 p.m. Wright Park, 316 S. G. St. Ethnic Fest is Tacoma’s largest celebration of culture and community, with music, dance, arts, crafts and a variety of foods. Price: Free. Info: (253) 305-1092 WILD CAT WEEKEND Sat., July 30, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium, 5400 N. Pearl St. Pounce over to the Zoo for this celebration that’s “purrfect” for the entire family. Make a cat-like connection with the resident cats, watch them enjoy special treats and toys designed by their keepers and discover some feline fun at activity stations. Ages: All ages. Price: $17; $16 seniors; $13 children 5-12; $8.75 children 3-4; free for children 2 and under. Info: (253) 591-5337 ARGENTINE TANGO WORKSHOPS Sat., July 30, 2:30 to 3:45; and 4 to 5:15 Cultura Event Center, 5602 S. Washington St. Cultura Event Center hosts two days of basic and intermediate Argentine Tango workshops led by Tango masters from Buenos Aires via Philadelphia. Ages: 18 and over. Price: $25 per 2-day workshop; $45 for both levels. Info: (253) 222-0105 BLUES, GOSPEL & MORE Sun., July 31, 7-10 p.m. G. Donnalson’s, 3814 N. 26th St. A regular Sunday evening show of music based on the incomparable African-Ameri-

OLDE TYME BLUEGRASS GOSPEL REVIVAL Sun., July 31, 11:30 a.m. Trinity Lutheran Church, 12115 Park Ave. S. Join us for food, fellowship, and fun during this sing-along event featuring the musical stylings of Bowling for Jesus. Price: Free. Info: (253) 537-0201 MAIA SANTELL AND HOUSE BLEND AT JOHNNY’S DOCK Sun., July 31, 5 p.m. Johnny’s Dock Restaurant & Marina, 1900 E. D St. Jazz and blues vocalist Maia Santell and her backing band House Blend perform a mix of jazz, blues, Latin, swing and r&b for dining and listening. Price: Free. Info: (253) 627-3186 YOGA ON THE BEACH Mon., Aug. 1, 6:30-7:45 Browns Point Lighthouse Park, 201 Tulalip St. N.E. Come and awaken your inner spirit while gazing out at the clear blue waters of John D. MacArthur Beach State Park. Join a yoga instructor as she guides you through an hour-long session on the beach. Price: $16. Info: (253) 815-9642 ALBUQUERQUE ISOTOPES AT TACOMA RAINIERS Mon., Aug. 1, 7:05 Cheney Stadium, 2502 S. Tyler The Rainiers host the Albuquerque Isotopes in this four-game series. Price: $7.50-$11.50, not including Ticketmaster fees. Info: (253) 752-7707 G. DONNALSON’S SHOWCASE Mon., Aug. 1, 7:30-11 p.m. G. Donnalson’s, 3814 N. 26th St. A variety of jazz and blues artists will perform as the restaurant expands its musical schedule. Price: Free. Info: (253) 761-8015 TIPTOE THROUGH THE TIDEPOOLS Mon., Aug. 1, 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Titlow Park, 8425 Sixth Ave. Bring your family to explore the beach, learn about tide pool life and have lots of fun during some of the lowest tides of the year. Price: Free. Info: (253) 591-6439 LAKEWOOD FARMERS MARKET Tues., Aug. 2, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Lakewood Farmers Market, Lakewood City Hall, 6000 Main St., Lakewood Join us for the fifth season of the Lakewood Farmers Market presented by St. Clare Hospital. Featuring fresh food, organic produce, arts, gluten free items, sweet treats, crafts, live entertainment, chef demonstrations and a Master Gardener Speaker Series. Price: Free. Info: (253) 983-7887 LAKEWOOD CHAMBER GOVERNMENT RELATIONS COMMITTEE Tues., Aug. 2, 7:30-9 a.m. Great American Casino, 10117 South Tacoma Way Join us to meet with elected officials who are invited to attend this casual roundtable discussion. Get up-to-date

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LAKEWOOD COMMUNITY BLOOD DRIVE AT BIG LOTS Wed., Aug. 3, 1:30-5 p.m. Big Lots, 5401 100th St. SW, Lakewood Give Blood, Save Lives. For 70 years, Cascade Regional Blood Services has provided blood for patients at hospitals in Pierce and South King Counties. Before you donate, be sure to eat well and drink plenty of non-caffeinated beverages. Bring photo ID. Price: Free. Info: (877) 24BLOOD

information about what is happening in our community and state so you can take away what impacts your bottom line. Price: Free. Info: (253) 582-9400 SUMMER CHESS CLASS Tues., Aug. 2, 6:30 p.m. Portland Avenue Community Center, 3513 E. Portland Ave. Chess classes for ages K-12 each Tuesday evening. Adult/ intermediate class at 8:00 p.m. Classes are taught by Tacoma and Pierce County champion. Ages: All ages. Price: $5. Info: (253) 3977200

HEALTHY HABITS FROM HEAD TO TOE Wed., Aug. 3, 10:30 a.m. University Place Library, 3609 Market Pl. W. A fun story playtime with activities about being healthy all over. Programs will be held during one session of Stories for Preschoolers. Price: Free. Info: (253) 548-3307

ARGENTINE TANGO BEGINNERS CLASS Tues., Aug. 2, 6:30-7:30 p.m. Backstreet Tango, 3505 S. 14th St. Join this group for an Absolute Beginner Level Class. The studio was built with the sole purpose of teaching only authentic social Argentine Tango. Ages: teenagers 16 and above. Price: $40 for eight classes and two practicas. Info: (253) 3048296

STORIES FOR PRESCHOOLERS Wed., Aug. 3, 10:30-11:30 a.m. University Place Library, 3609 Market Pl. W. Join us for stories, songs, rhymes and crafts. Price: Free. Info: (253) 548-3307

STEILACOOM FARMERS MARKET Wed., Aug. 3, 3-7 p.m. Steilacoom Farmers Market, LaFayette & Wilkes Streets, Steilacoom Fresh produce, meat, cheese, flowers and a variety of specialty foods and crafts will be offered as well as prepared foods, perfect for picking up on the way to the concerts in the park. Price: Free. Info: (253) 581-1912

KNIT (OR CROCHET) TOGETHER Thurs., Aug. 4, 3:30-5 p.m. University Place Library, 3609 Market Pl. W. Transform yarn into amazing creations. Learn to knit or crochet, improve your knitting or just come and knit. All skill levels welcome; experienced knitters on hand. Bring your own supplies. Price: Free. Info: (253) 548-3307

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NOTICES

NOTICES NO. PUY-CS-CS-2005-0560 Summons in a civil action And notice of hearing IN THE PUYALLUP TRIBAL COURT PUYALLUP INDIAN RESERVATION TACOMA, WASHINGTON

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Rhea Miller Petitioner, v. Vernadine John-LaPointe Respondent, The petitioner filed a child support (civil) action against you in the above named court. In order to defend yourself, you must file an answer by stating your defense in writing and filing it with the court and serving a copy on the petitioner within twenty (20) days after the day you received notice of this hearing. If you fail to respond, a DEFAULT JUDGMENT may be entered against you without further notice to you. A default judgment is a judgment granted the Petitioner for what has been asked in the Petition.

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TO: Valentine Pelio III Case Style: Civil Protection Order Case Number: PUY-CV-PO-2016-0061 Nature of Case: Petition for Order of Protection YOU ARE HEREBY summoned to appear and respond to the Civil Complaint/Petition filed by the above named Petitioner in the Court of the Puyallup Tribe of Indians on the Puyallup Indian Reservation, located at 1451 E 31st Street Tacoma, Washington 98404. An Order of Protection Hearing is scheduled at the above-named Court on September 16, 2016 at 2:00pm You must respond in writing to the civil complaint/ petition within twenty (20) days after the date of the first publication of this summons. You must serve a copy of your written answer on the Petitioner and file with this Court an affidavit of service. Failure to file a written response may result in a default judgment entered against you. The parties have the right to legal representation at their own expense and effort. This Court has a list of attorneys and spokespersons who are admitted to practice in this Court. Copies of the Civil Complaint/Petition and this Summons are available at the Court Clerk’s Office located at 1451 E. 31st St., Tacoma, WA 98404. If you have any questions, please contact the Court Clerk’s Office at (253) 680-5585.

TO: Rosalee Cayou Case Style: CUSTODY Case Number: PUY-CV-CUST-2016-0085 Nature of Case: CUSTODY YOU ARE HEREBY summoned to appear and respond to the Civil Complaint/Petition filed by the above named Petitioner in the Court of the Puyallup Tribe of Indians on the Puyallup Indian Reservation, located at 1451 E 31st Street Tacoma, Washington 98404. An INITIAL Hearing is scheduled at the abovenamed Court on September 20TH, 2016, at 1:30 p.m. You must respond in writing to the civil complaint/petition within twenty (20) days after the date of the first publication of this summons. You must serve a copy of your written answer on the Petitioner and file with this Court an affidavit of service. Failure to file a written response may result in a default judgment entered against you. The parties have the right to legal representation at their own expense and effort. This Court has a list of attorneys and spokespersons who are admitted to practice in this Court. Copies of the Civil Complaint/Petition and this Summons are available at the Court Clerk’s Office located at 1451 E. 31st St., Tacoma, WA 98404. If you have any questions, please contact the Court Clerk’s Office at (253) 680-5585.

This Summons in issued pursuant to Section 7.24.090(4.08.100) of the Puyallup Parental Responsibility Act. NOTICE OF HEARING: A hearing on the petition is set for August 31st, 2016 at 9:00 am at the Puyallup Tribal Court. FAILURE TO APPEAR/ COMPLY. Respondent is hereby advised that: 1. If a Respondent fails to appear at any hearing on this matter, including continued hearings and review hearings, the Court may enter a default judgment granting the relief sought in the petition. 2. If a Respondent fails to appear or fails to comply with an order of this Court, the Court may hold the Respondent in contempt of court and a bench warrant may issued. Dated July 13th, 2016 Kasandra Gutierrez Clerk of the Court Puyallup Tribal Court 1451 East 31st Street Tacoma, Washington 98404 (253) 680-5585 TO: BRIAN CASTILLO Case Style: CUSTODY Case Number: PUY-CV-CUST-2016-0058 Nature of Case: CUSTODY YOU ARE HEREBY summoned to appear and respond to the Civil Complaint/Petition filed by the above named Petitioner in the Court of the Puyallup Tribe of Indians on the Puyallup Indian Reservation, located at 1451 E 31st Street Tacoma, Washington 98404. An Initial Hearing is scheduled at the above-named Court on 09/13/16 at 1:30 p.m. You must respond in writing to the civil complaint/ petition within twenty (20) days after the date of the first publication of this summons. You must serve a copy of your written answer on the Petitioner and file with this Court an affidavit of service. Failure to file a written response may result in a default judgment entered against you. The parties have the right to legal representation at their own expense and effort. This Court has a list of attorneys and spokespersons who are admitted to practice in this Court. Copies of the Civil Complaint/Petition and this Summons are available at the Court Clerk’s Office located at 1451 E. 31st St., Tacoma, WA 98404. If you have any questions, please contact the Court Clerk’s Office at (253) 680-5585.

VOLUNTEERS Make Time , Make Connections: Hospice Volunteers Needed CHI Franciscan Hospice and Palliative care is looking for compassionate people interested in honoring those near the end of their life. We are committed in our program to celebrate and support people’s lives all the way until they die. Volunteers can help by taking time to listen to life stories, make phone calls, support a tired caregiver, play someone’s favorite music, run errands, welcome people to our hospice facility, or just hold someone’s hand. Our next training starts Saturday, September 10th

at Hospice House. Training includes flexible web-based material along with class room instruction. To learn more and to get started call us toll free at 1-855-534-7050 or email us at jamesbentley@chifranciscan.org Volunteer meals on Wheels Driver Seeking a volunteer Meals on Wheels Driver. Delivers frozen meals once a week in the Pierce County area, mileage reimbursement. Must have a clean background check, WA driver’s license, car insurance and food handlers card. Call front desk for more info: 253272-8433

VOLUNTEERS Clowns and Singers Wanted 2 Seniors, (male or female) who have talent as a Clown or Sing Harmony. If you have either of these talents and want to have fun and are interested in Volunteering to perform with me at my shows that I do at Senior Retirement & Community homes then Please call me for more details, Don at 816-313-7831 during daylight hours.

unteers must be 55 or older, low income, serve 15 hrs/wk and live in Pierce or Kitsap Counties. Drivers are especially needed. Benefits include hourly tax-free stipend and mileage reimbursement. For information call Julie at Lutheran Community Services, Senior Companion Volunteer Program, (253)722-5686.

AmeriCorps Opportunity: Employment Case Manager/Job Developer Tacoma Community House is seek an outgoing, enthusiastic, and motivated professional that is passionate about assisting low-income community members on their journey to self-sufficiency. This professional position is responsible for assisting people in need of employment. The case manager/job developer will provide career counseling, employment & training information, job search skills, workshop facilitation, job placement/follow-up, and referral to other community resources. The case manager/job develop will assist in facilitation of our Employer Advisory Board and will also develop and implement 3 financial fitness events. Contact Arrie Dunlap at (253) 383-3951 or adunlap@tacomacommunityhouse.org for more information.

Eloise’s Cooking Pot Food Bank on the Eastside of Tacoma, WA is powered strictly by volunteers. We provide much needed food and other basic household items to people in need on a weekly basis. Being a volunteer driven organization we are always looking for good people who are interested in donating a few hours of their lives helping make the lives of someone else a little better. Donate as much or as little of your time you want for a wide variety of tasks, there is always plenty to do. If you are looking for a way to be part of something bigger and give a little much needed help to the local community then contact us and we’ll get you started. Please join us in helping to spread a little holiday cheer. Contact 253-212-2778.

AmeriCorps Opportunity: Read2Me Program Specialist Tacoma Community House seeks an AmeriCorps member to assist in the Read2Me Program in local elementary schools. Read2Me is a one-on-one adult/ student reading program for struggling first, second, and third grade readers. Duties include recruiting volunteers, producing a monthly tutor newsletter, facilitating bimonthly tutor workshops, tracking attendance for both students and volunteer tutors, researching best practicing best practices for tutoring strategies and tutor training and tutoring a student in each of the four schools. You must be 18-25 years of age at the start date of service (Sep 1, 2016-Jul 15, 2017). Contact Karen Thomas at (253)-383-3951 or kthomas@tacomacommunityhouse.org for more information.

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Help furnish hope to those in need! NW Furniture Bank Volunteers needed. “NWFB helps restore hope, dignity and stability in our community by recycling donated furniture to people in need.” Tuesday-Saturday Truck Volunteers Needed- 9:00 am2:00 pm. Truck volunteers ride along in the truck, deliver furniture to clients and make residential and corporate pickups; they are an essential part of the NWFB Team. To volunteer contact us at info@ nwfurniturebank. org or call 253-3023868. South Sound Outreach is offering free tax preparation for those who make $50,000 or less. To schedule an appointment call 253.593.2111 or visit our website at www. southsoundoutreach. org.

Make a difference in the life of a child! The Northwest Youth Sports Alliance is looking for coaches for our developmental youth sports program. Sports vary by season. Coaches are provided general training and go through a national background check clearance process. For more information, visit www.metroparkstacoma.org/nysa or contact Roy Fletcher, Youth Sports Coordinator, royf@tacomaparks. com or 253.305.1025.

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VOLUNTEERS Assisted Activities and Therapies, a nonprofit, offers equine assisted services to differentlyabled individuals. Currently the program offers several volunteer opportunities. Our primary need at present is for program volunteers who work with our horses and support our riders in therapeutic and adaptive lessons. Other volunteer opportunities include: grounds maintenance and administrative/ clerical work. Must be at least 14 years old to participate. Horse experience helpful, but not necessary. Training provided. For more information contact: Volunteer Coordinator at 253-370-1429 or volunteer@changingrein.org.

The Tacoma Maritime Institute meets every 4th Monday at the Midland Community Center 1614 99th Street East Tacoma WA Potluck at 6:00, all are welcome. Meeting Starts at 7:00. Call 253-5364494 CONVERSATION PARTNERS NEEDED Help adults learn to speak English! Mornings, no experience or foreign language skills needed. South Tacoma. Contact Lee Sledd, Madison Family Literacy, 253-5711811. EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION VOLUNTEERS NEEDED If you enjoy helping toddlers learn, you can help us! Seeking retired or experienced volunteers to assist in expanding our capacity and provide quality learning for busy little people. (No diaper changing!) Background check required. Contact Lee Sledd, Madison Family Literacy 253-5711811 Be a Big Brother! Becoming a Big is a fun and easy way to volunteer in your community and make a BIG difference in the life of a child. There are several program options to fit your schedule and interests, such as meeting your Little at school, going on an outing or attending an agencyplanned activity. For more information, visit www.bbbsps.org or call 206.763.9060. INTERVIEWEES FOR A NONPROFIT PROJECT “MEMORY COMMUNITY” What It Is: We are Memory Community (a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation). The Memory Community Project is a creative service to seniors. Our Goals & Objectives: To create an accessible resource

that: • helps our senior citizens tell their stories • connects the young and the old • increases our understanding of those before us who help us be who we are • honors the generations before us and show our appreciation by preserving their memories • All seniors are welcome to volunteer for filming their story! • At most two days of work during daytime – Day 1: pre-production meeting, and Release Form signing Day 2: filming, ideally wrapped within half a day What we’d like you to talk about in the film: Use 10 minutes or so to tell the most memorable story from your life, the lessons that were learned, and the wise words you want to pass along to your children/grandchildren. Compensation: a DVD in which you are the leading character, and a free upload to our website http://memorycommunity.org/ Contact: send your emails to deyung@memorycommunity.org Or call Deyung at 253858-2445 for scheduling a meeting. The filming is free, but donations are appreciated to help the project continue. Knitters and Crocheters Loving Hearts is a charitable knitting and crocheting group comprised of community volunteers. We make hats for chemo patients and the backpack program for children, baby items, blankets, wheelchair/ walker bags and fingerless gloves for Veterans. We meet in Gig Harbor on the second Tuesday of each month from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. and again on third Wednesday from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. Located at the WayPoint Church, 12719 134th Ave KPN, Gig Harbor, WA 98329. We also have a Fife meeting on the third Thursday of the month from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. at Ardena Gale Mobile Park, 4821 70th Ave East, Fife. For more information please email Cynthia at lovingheartsonkp@aol. com or call Virginia at 253-884-9619. Brighten the day of a senior with Alzheimer’s! Volunteer an hour or two visiting with a resident at Hearthside Manor in University Place. Please contact 253-460-3330 or hearthside@acaringplace.net. Coalition: HUMANE, a spay and neuter clinic, seeks volunteers. For details visit: www.coalitionhumane.org or call 253.627-7729


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