2014 Steilacoom Summer Concert Series|
Pioneer Park, 1700 Commercial Street, Steilacoom, WA 98388
Come enjoy the Steilacoom Farmers Market from 3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Stay for the Summer Concert beginning at 6:30 p.m
America's 1st Corps Army Band|
Danny Vernon (The Illusion of Elvis)
Swing Reunion Orchestra
312 United States Army Band (Lawrence, Kansas)
Wally & The Beaves
Michael Powers (Smooth Jazz)
The Blues Brothers (Power Revue Band)
Joey Jewel & The Swinging Orchestra (Sinatra In The Sands)
Darren Motamedy (Smooth Jazz)
Just Hook Me Up Band (Variety Jazz Quartet)
Steilacoom Farmers Market - Wednesdays 11 June - 27 August 2014
Mark your calendar! The first market of the season will be 11 June! If you are interested in information about being a vendor or volunteering to help with market operations, please Click Here or contact Mike Guerber at 253.581.1912.
Lakewold Gardens Youth Program
The Pinkerton Family Youth Program
With generous funding from the Pinkerton family in early 2013, Lakewold is realizing a long-held dream of establishing a Youth Program, to serve children and their families throughout the South Sound. Beginning June, 2014, we will offer workshops to children within our target group: Ages 8 through 11/12, entering grades 3 through 5 in the next fall term. From soil, seeds and harvest to garden wildlife, from preservation and protection of the environment to a deeper appreciation of nature, the topics will vary but be focused and relevant.
The Program, known as Green Thumb Explorers - where "Planting a seed in the ground plants a seed in the heart..." - will be introduced during MayFest, with a special booth providing information and crafts specific to children featured on Saturday, May 10th. Program details will be available and registration will begin in person, by phone, or through our web site. A recent survey provided feedback from Lakewood area families on their favorite topics, information to help us decide upon and develop lessons and activities guaranteed to captivate and ignite curious young minds. Saturday morning workshops will be offered on June 21, July 19 and August 16, from 9:30am to 12:30pm. Cost per child will be on a pay-what-you-can or donation basis. Then, on Saturday, September 20th, Lakewold brings back its hugely popular Children's Day, hosting fun family activities and entertainment to kick off the 2014-15 season of monthly workshops which will feature garden-related lessons and hands-on projects in our new children's garden.
As the Youth Program develops, we look forward to engaging instructors, assistants and volunteers who will bring their enthusiasm and knowledge to our big, bright classroom and on into the gardens where kids have played, explored and roamed for nearly 100 years. Lakewold feels a deep commitment to engage future generations of gardeners by offering a safe and unique venue in which to experience the beauty and fun that gardening brings to our lives.
Lakewold Gardens Open for Spring/Summer Season - 2 April - 28 September
Lakewold and the newly refurbished former Garden Shop are open for the spring and summer garden touring season Wednesday - Sunday from 10:00 am - 4:00 pm. Come see our new shop, in continuing progress, and make sure to visit throughout the season as we expand offerings throughout the estate. General Admission is $9 per person. Senior/Student/Military admission is $6 per person. Members of Lakewold and children 12 and under receive free admission.
University Place Festival - 2 August 1914
The University Place Festival features entertainment for people of all ages.
Cirque Park - University Place, Washington
10:00 am to 7:30 pm
Movie in the Park 9:00 to 10:30
Join the fun, enjoy the entertainment, food and vendor booths, participate in activities, and play sports!
Come and enjoy a variety of entertainment including games and lots of fun!
University Place Festival
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.
Click Here for a List of Box Top Brands
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 the old Pioneer Middle School on Chambers Street. 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 Associaqtion Annual Events
Click Here for SHMA Event Details
- 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.
- Colonel Don's World Famous Secret Salmon Sauce - Click Here
- 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
Custom, rustic woodworking. Corbels, beams,
columns, mantles, arches, doors, gates, purlins,
signs, cat houses, doghouses, bird houses,
log shelters, animal sculptures, tikis, and
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