Fantasy Lights - 27 November 2014 - 1 January 2015
Thanksgiving through New Year's Day
5:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Fantasy Lights entrance Pierce County Parks and Recreation is pleased to present the 20th annual 'Fantasy Lights at Spanaway Park,' the largest holiday drive-through display in the Northwest, featuring nearly 300 elaborate displays and thousands of sparkling lights. The beautiful two-mile drive along Spanaway Lake has become a memorable lakeside tradition for the entire family.
Visitors of all ages will be treated to the magical world of animation and imagination where bears fly kites, Santa and Rudolf sail a tall ship, snow boys kick field goals, penguins slide down an igloo, and raindeer leap over your car. You will also marvel at more LED lighting throughout the park along with new displays including a nascar race car, butterflies, dragon flies, and a snowman warming by the fire.
As you drive, dial your car radio to FM 95.3 to listen to a selection of special holiday music performed by a local high school to add to the festive atmosphere of the park.
Fantasy Lights will operate every night including Christmas and New Year's Day, from 5:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. Since this is a very popular event, please anticipate long waits of up to one hour to enter the park on Friday and Saturday evenings. Enjoy Fantasy Lights Sundays through Thursdays for a more relaxed experience.
Zoolights! - 28 November to 4 January
Feel the magic!
Bundle up and stroll the Zoo as it comes aglow with more than a half-million lights. Be inspired by dazzling, 100 percent LED-bulb animal-themed displays, including our 3-D displays of a swooping bald eagle, a regal polar bear family, and a Sumatran tiger head. Warm up in the steamy South Pacific Aquarium, ride a camel, or take a spin on the antique carousel. You might even finish your holiday shopping!
There's so much to see and do. Make the most of your Zoolights experience with our list of Zoolights Top 10 Fun Activities.
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm / Closed Dec. 24th
Northwest Trek Winter Wildland - Fri 26 December to Sun 28 December 2014
See animals throughout the park enjoy winter-themed enrichments like fruit, evergreen trees decorated with treats, wrapped gifts, ice piles, and snowmen. These special gifts are part of Northwest Trek's animal husbandry program to help enrich the lives of the animals, encourage natural animal behavior, and keep the animals mentally stimulated.
After watching critters explore their treats, enjoy a narrated tour of the park's free-roaming area from the comfort of a heated tram or learn how animals adapt to winter at the indoor Cheney Family Discovery Center.
Winter Wildland lasts from Dec. 26 to Dec. 28, so bring along any visiting friends and family!
Activities are FREE with admission and appropriate for all ages.
2015 Anderson Island Calendars
Featuring 13 breathtaking images by local, Smithsonian-recognized artist Sean Griffin, beautifully printed on sturdy polished card stock. Guaranteed to contain all 12 months and 365 days or your money back! A perfect Christmas gift or Hannukah gift for just $20, plus $3 postage if applicable.
Three ways to purchase:
- In person:
- Anderson Island General Store
- Anderson Island Historical Society Gift Shop
- Anderson Island Coffee Shop
- Online Via PayPal to: email@example.com
- U.S. Mail : Check for purchase price of $23.00, includes postage, to:
Sean Griffin, 11803 Larson Road, Anderson Island, WA 98303
Steilacoom Kiwanis Foundation Winter Winefest - Friday 23 January 2015
Dinner, Wine Tasting, Dessert, and Silent Auction - 5:00 to 9:00 p.m.
A fundraiser with all proceeds benefiting academic needs, community improvements, and scholarships.
Location: Clover Park Technical College, McGavic Center
Tickets: $50 per person
For more information and ticketing, contact: Mike Kirkpatrick 253-584-4528
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Box Tops for Education & Campbell's Soup Labels
Help Steilacoom's schools by saving and turning in the Box Tops for Education and/or Campbell's Soup labels at any school.
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We Love Steilacoom Association Food Pantry
The Association operates a food bank for low-income individuals and families. Additionally, the Association provides need-based assistance for utility payments and, to the extent funds are available, scholarships for Steilacoom High School students with preference given to those attending a 2-year college or vocational school.
Food distributions are on the 2nd and 4th Saturday of each month from 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at Oberlin Congregational Church. Food donations may be dropped off at the Community Center or at the Food Bank during operating hours.
Financial contributions for any of the programs, including the scholarship program, may be dropped off at the Community Center. A separate check, made payable to the Association, may also be sent in with your utility bill.
For more information, contact Paul Loveless at 581-1912 or Sharon Cornett, Food Pantry Coordinator, at 581-1076.
You will meet great new friends and have fun!
- For activities at the Community Center, contact Pauline Monk at 983-2599.
- The Steilacoom Food Bank always welcomes volunteers. Contact Paul Loveless at 983-2074
- We have a very active volunteer Parks Group. Contact Nancy Henderson at 584-7284
- The Citizens Fireworks Committee is preparing for this year's 4th of July. Contact Danny Lopez at 582-4995.
Steilacoom Museum Association Annual Events
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- Ice Cream Social located on the Museum patio on Rainier Street.
During the Town-Wide 4th of July Celebration, Noon - 4 p.m.
- Salmon Bake on the shores of Puget Sound at Sunnyside Beach.
Last Sunday in July, Noon - 4 p.m.
- Apple Squeeze
Festival of the apple with 20 presses for cider squeezing; apple products for sale.
1st Sunday in October, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
- Christmas At the Orr Home
253 584-4133 for more information
Steilacoom's Main Street, a route through Puget Sound History - By Nancy Covert
Come Memorial Day 2014, national and state flags will ripple from the lamp posts lining Main Street that are accented with colorful, flowering baskets that remain in place until after Labor Day.
That's the way Steilacoomites celebrate the spring/summer seasons in its waterfront town, a place that once had sincere aspirations to become: state capitol, terminus for the Northern Pacific Railroad, summer resort destination, and a few other things... after it was founded in the 19th century. Tacoma, i.e., "the City of Destiny" and, later, other cities, eventually took over those roles.
Instead Steilacoom, a 2.1 square mile town, became a Bedroom Community. But that's OK with its residents, who take pride in the 160-year history that it marks this year.
This summer, while visiting the Town on the Sound, take time to enjoy its popular Farmers Market and Concerts in the Park: two of the town's most enjoyable summer activities.
Although Main St. is technically the second major arterial in the Town of Pink Flowers-Steilacoom's Main Street also is one rich in history about the first town in the state-founded 160 years ago this spring. Since this year also marks Washington State's 125th Anniversary, it's a dual opportunity to learn more about the city's role in early state history.
For those who haven't already visited Steilacoom Historical Museum on Main Street or the Steilacoom Tribal Cultural Center and Museum on Lafayette Street, consider stopping by these local repositories of community history. Both sites offer overviews about why this area was settled first in the state-160 years ago.
The steep route-3/10th of a mile, from the top of Main to the waterfront below, bypasses a community center, public safety department, Immaculate Conception Mission Church, as well as Steilacoom Historical Museum, Orr's wagon Shop, Town Hall, and terminates at the Bandstand in Pioneer Orchard Park, with a marker for the site of the town's first school, plus a spectacular view of the snow-capped Olympic Mountains.
Just around the corner from the intersection of Lafayette and Main streets, is Chambers Bay Road: the route to the 2015 USGA tournament at Chambers Bay.
Enjoy your summer-whether it's shopping at the Market or enjoying the music in the Park-very few places compare with Steilacoom.
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Town of Steilacoom Annual Events|
Garden Club Plant Sale - Second Saturday in May
Steilacoom Farmers Market - June, July, August - Every Wednesday
Concerts In The Park - June, July, August - Every Wednesday at 6:30 p.m.
Old Fashioned, Hometown, Independence Day Parade, Street Fair, Fireworks
Salmon Bake - Last Sunday in July, Noon - 4:00 p.m.
Garage Sale Saturday - Second Saturday in August, 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Apple Squeeze - First Sunday in October, 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Christmas At Town Hall - First Friday in December
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