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Day 214: Trick or Treat Downtown – Pumpkin Palooza, Puyallup, WA

This Saturday (10/29) from 2:00p – 5:00p come and Trick or Treat downtown!

Bring the kids to downtown Puyallup for a safe and secure trick-or-treating experience!

Over 30 businesses will be handing out candies and treats for all the little ghosts and ghouls. A locator map will be available at various businesses or pick one up at our office.

Also, make sure to stop at the Library for a fun non-candy surprise provided by the Friends of the Puyallup Library.

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Day 213: Saturday Films: Inside Job, Puyallup, WA

Come down to the Puyallup Public Library for this Saturday’s Film at 2:00 pm in the South meeting room. Watch a controversial but informative documentary about the global economic crisis that began in 2007/2008.

Inside Job (2010) – Rated PG-13

From Academy Award®-nominated filmmaker, Charles Ferguson, comes Inside Job, the first film to expose the shocking truth behind the economic crisis of 2008. The global financial meltdown, at a cost of over $20 trillion, resulted in millions of people losing their homes and jobs. Through extensive research and interviews with major financial insiders, politicians and journalists, Inside Job traces the rise of a rogue industry and unveils the corrosive relationships which have corrupted politics, regulation and academia.

Running time: 120 minutes

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Day 212: Woof Woof Walk, Spanaway, WA

Come dressed in your favorite Halloween costume and enjoy a beautiful walk at Pierce County Parks and Recreation’s Woof Woof Walk on Saturday, October 22 from 9:00a – 1:00p at Spanaway Park.

Also, join the Pierce County K-9 unit for either the 1.5 mile or 3 mile route. Both routes are on paved trails that provide a flat, easy walk suitable for families and people of all abilities.

  • Prizes will be awarded in the canine costume contest.

Plus registered participants will be entered into the ‘ruffle drawing.’

Schedule:

  • 9:00 – 10:00a: Participants and their dogs will meet in the first parking lot of Spanaway Park to check-in and/or register. Please enter the costume contest during check-in/registration.
  • 10:30a – 1:00p: The Walk will begin and end on the trail at the entrance to Spanaway Park.

Registration:

Pre-Registration (must be received by October 14, 2011):

  • $15.00 per dog
  • $5.00 for a second dog.
  • T-shirts are an additional $9.00 each.

Mail Pre-registration Form (pdf file) with payment to:

Woof Woof Walk
Pierce County Parks & Recreation
9112 Lakewood Drive SW
Lakewood, WA 98499

Day of Event Registration:

  • $20.00 per dog
  • $5.00 for second dog
  • $10.00 T-shirts will be available as long as supplies last

Entertainment & Pictures:

From 9:30 a.m. to 1:00 pm, there will be vendors, pictures, as well as information on Pets & Water Quality courtesy of the Pierce County Water Program Division. A complimentary bandana will also be awarded to each dog while supplies last.

Food & Blanket Donation:

In addition to the Walk, they will be accepting food and blanket donations for the local shelters. Those donating will receive an additional ‘ruffle ticket’ to enter the drawing.

Rules of Participation:

  • Dogs should be current in vaccinations.
  • No dogs under six months of age.
  • No female dogs in heat.
  • No aggressive dogs.
  • No more than two dogs per registration/participant.
  • Minors must be accompanied by an adult (18 or older).
  • Keep your dog(s) on a 7-foot or shorter leash at all times.
  • Clean up after your dog(s). (Bags will be provided)
  • Bring your dog(s) only if he or she is well socialized.
  • Walk the course only if you and your pet are in adequate physical condition.
  • Water will be provided for both dogs and people along the course.


About the Author:

Kenton Becker is a local mortgage loan officer specializing in helping families buy or refinance homes in Puyallup and surrounding areas. He specializes in FHA, VA, USDA, Conventional financing and many other unique programs to help each client achieve home ownership success. Kenton Becker was born and raised in the Puyallup valley and currently lives and works here as well.

There has never been a better time to buy a home! Interest rates are at all time lows, and property values won’t be this low again in our life time. If you or someone you know needs help financing the home of their dreams, you can fill out a simple loan application online, or call me at: 206-423-2552. When inquiring be sure to ask about our seasonal specials and discounts.

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Day 211: Run/Walk in Puyallup, Pierce County, WA

Attention Runners/Walkers, there are 3 events coming up that you can join and be apart of! Check out all the details below for each event.

Monster Mash Dash – 5K & 1 Mile Fun Run

Come participate in the first annual Monster Mash Dash at Spanaway Park this Saturday (10/8) at 9:00 am.

This 5K and 1 mile fun run will wind you through the Spanaway Park’s forest and along Spanaway Lake in your favorite Halloween costume. Special prizes will be awarded for best costume.

The course is paved with mild slopes and flat areas to run.

The event is non-competitive and welcomes people of all ages and abilities.

No official time will be taken. A digital running clock will be available for runners as they cross the finish line for their own curiosity.

Schedule:

  • 8:00 AM: Participants will check-in or register at 8:00 a.m. at Spanaway Park.
  • 9:00 AM: The race begins promptly at 9:00 a.m.

1 Mile Fun Run/Walk:

Adults and children are encouraged to participate in the 1 mile fun run/walk. All participants need to pre-register prior to race time.

  • $5/person

The 1 mile run/walk course is completely paved is great for all types of runners, wheelchairs, and strollers.

Registration and Fee:

Day of Event

  • $20/person – 5K Run
  • $5/person – 1 Mile Run/Walk
  • $10 – T-shirts while supplies last. A limited amount of t-shirts will be for sale day of event.


8th Annual Haunted Hustle

This annual 5K & 10K race will begin and end at the Pioneer Park Pavilion this Sunday (10/9).

The 5K race is a flat course that is suitable for walkers, strollers, and wheelchairs. The 10K is more “frightening” with the hills and scary views of Woodbine Cemetery.

Both courses are on the road and all ages and abilities are invited to participate. Also, feel free to race in costume! Awards will be given to each age division.

For more information call (253) 770-3325.

Registration:

  • $33 (after September 25th) Note: Fee includes 1 Haunted Hustle Shirt – Late/Date-of Registrations not guaranteed shirts.

Registration Form

Online Registration

Come Walk With Me 5K

Come Walk With Me 5K, in support of breast cancer health at MultiCare Good Samaritan Hospital is taking place this Saturday (10/8) at 8:00 am.

Event Location:
The Old Cannery Furniture Warehouse in Sumner

Schedule:

  • Kids 50 yard Dash starts at 8:30am
  • 5K starts at 9am

Pre-registration ends 10/6/11

Fees:

  • $20 ages 13+ ($30 day of)
  • $10 youth 5-12 ($15 day of)
  • Free for children 4 and under

Register today!

Click here to register!


About the Author:

Kenton Becker is a local mortgage loan officer specializing in helping families buy or refinance homes in Puyallup and surrounding areas. He specializes in FHA, VA, USDA, Conventional financing and many other unique programs to help each client achieve home ownership success. Kenton Becker was born and raised in the Puyallup valley and currently lives and works here as well.

There has never been a better time to buy a home! Interest rates are at all time lows, and property values won’t be this low again in our life time. If you or someone you know needs help financing the home of their dreams, you can fill out a simple loan application online, or call me at: 206-423-2552. When inquiring be sure to ask about our seasonal specials and discounts.

The Puyallup Art and Wine Walk

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