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Day 226: FREE Comic Book Day, Puyallup, WA

This Saturday (May 5th) is Free Comic Book Day!

This is the only day when comic book stores and libraries around the world give away comics to people of all ages.

At the Puyallup Public Library they will be giving out comic books at the front of the library from 10:00 AM until 3:00 PM.

This is a great opportunity to bring your kids downtown and have them pick out some old classics or some fun new comics.

Or, just treat yourself to an issue of Spider-man, Star Wars, Owly, or Sonic the Hedgehog, just to name a few.

Learn more about this day from the official Free Comic Book Day website.

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Kenton Becker - kentonb@landhomenw.com / 206-423-2552

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 Puyallup  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 225: 30th Annual Puyallup Farmers Market, Puyallup, WA

The 30th anniversary season of the Puyallup Farmer’s Market began early again this year to allow everyone in the area a chance to purchase flowers, hanging baskets and much more from “local grown in Washington vendors.

The Market will also move into the Pavilion beginning May 5 and will run through the end of Fall, October 13th on Saturdays only.

If you are interested in becoming a vendor for the 2012 season click here to access the vendor page and choose the appropriate application type for your product line.

Schedule:

  • Saturdays 9:00 to 2:00 April 14th — October 13th
  • Sundays 10:00 to 3:00 May 27th — September 2nd

There is so much to see at the farmers market in Puyallup. From flowers, to art, to fruits and vegitables and even sweets and candy. You can see (and purchase) it all at the farmers markets.

Plus, its good to support our local businesses and farmers!

Also, there will be performances throughout the year, so check back with 365 Things To Do In Puyallup, WA to get all the updates!


About the Author:

Kenton Becker - kentonb@landhomenw.com / 206-423-2552

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 Puyallup  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 222: Y Run For Kids

Get ready for the 26th Annual Y Run for Kids this Saturday, April 14th (Registration begins at 7:00 am).

100% of the proceeds go to the YMCA’s Teen Late Nite Program and Scholarship Fund. Late Nite provides free, safe and positive recreational and educational activities for all area youth every Friday and Saturday night.

The Details:

Date
Saturday April 14, 2012

Location
Downtown Tacoma, 15th Street and Pacific Avenue

Race Divisions
5K run/walk, 1K kids race, Diaper Dash

Schedule

  • 7am – 8:15am Day of Race Registration
  • 8am Diaper Dash
  • 8:15am 1K Kids Race
  • 8:30am 5K run/walk
  • 10am Awards
  • 10:15am 79th Annual Daffodil Parade

Registration Fees

  • $25 Before February 29, 2012 (Fees change at 10pm)
  • $30 March 1 through April 13, 2012 (Online closes at 12pm)
  • $35 Day of Race
  • Kids 1K and Diaper Dash are free.

In Person on the day of race: $35 cash, check, or credit card. Day of race registration closes at 8:15am. Please allow ample time to park and walk to the Pacific Ave.

REGISTER ONLINE NOW
Download Paper Registration Form

The Course
The USATF certified 5k Course ID#WA07008MW begins and ends at Tollefson Plaza in Downtown Tacoma, 1500 block Pacific Ave. The course is a straight out and back with a gradual uphill at the start. You’ll enjoy breathtaking views of the Puget Sound between Mile one and Mile two.

Results
Unofficial results will be posted near the finish line as soon as they are available. A complete listing of official results will be posted here on Monday following the race.

Awards
Awards will be presented to the following:

  • Top overall male and female for the 5k race
  • Top 3 finishers for both men and women in the following age groups: 12 and under, 13-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75-79, and 80+.

T-shirts
All 5K registrants will receive a technical running shirt included. Additional shirts can be purchased separately at the following prices:
Tech shirt: $25 (adult sizes only)

T-shirt and Packet Pick-Up
Registrants can pick up their t-shirt and packet on Friday, April 13 from 4-8pm at the Tacoma Center YMCA, 1144 Market Street, Tacoma, WA.

The Cause
100% of the proceeds go to the YMCA’s Teen Late Nite Program and Scholarship Fund. Late Nite provides free, safe and positive recreational and educational activities for all area youth every Friday and Saturday night.

About the Author:

Kenton Becker - kentonb@landhomenw.com / 206-423-2552

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 Puyallup  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 221: Science Magic with Jeff Evans

Are you looking for a super-fun way to add some science to your Spring Break?

Then come join Jeff Evans as he introduces some Science Magic at the Puyallup Public Library this Wednesday (April 5th) from 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm.

Magic tricks can be explained by science, and popular magician Jeff Evans has been fascinated with science experiments and demonstrations since he was a kid growing up. The idea of bringing science and magic together was a natural fit. His goal is to spread this amazement and desire to learn science on to children of all ages.

Learn about the characteristics of solids, liquids, and gases. See amazing demonstrations on the properties of air pressure, static electricity, center of mass, density, and basic electronics. This is an interactive program where kids from the audience can help with certain experiments.

This FREE science program at the library is generously provided by the Kiwanis Club of Puyallup. Recommended for children 5 years and older. No registration required!

About the Author:

Kenton Becker - kentonb@landhomenw.com / 206-423-2552

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 Puyallup  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 219: 16th Annual Fantasy Lights, Spanaway, WA

Pierce County Parks and Recreation is pleased to present the 16th 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, snowboys kick field goals, Santa snowboards down a slope, frogs jump in and out of a tree, and reindeer leap over your car. You will also marvel at several new attractions this year including the gingerbread playground, space aliens, and the holiday light tunnel.

As you drive, dial your car radio to FM 93.7 to listen to a selection of special holiday music performed by a local high school to add to the festive atmosphere of the park.

Hours of Operation: November 24th – January 1st

  • Fantasy Lights will operate every night including Christmas and New Year’s Eve, from 5:30 pm – 9:00 pm.

Admission: Admission is charged per vehicle at the gate:

  • $13 per vehicle
  • $28 per mini-bus / (16-24 passenger capacity)
  • $45 for each bus / (25+ passenger capacity)

Discount Tickets: Visit one of the participating locations to purchase discount tickets for $10 each. Tickets are available while supplies last.

  • Lakewood Community Center, 253-798-4177
    9112 Lakewood Drive SW
    Lakewood, WA 98499
  • Sprinker Recreation Center, 253-798-4000
    14824 ‘C’ Street South
    Tacoma, WA 98499
  • Garfield Book Company at PLU, 253-535-7665
    208 Garfield St. Ste 101
    Tacoma, WA 98444

Discount tickets are not valid for bus admissions. Discount tickets are not available for sale at the admission’s gate.

*** $3.00 OFF Coupon ***

Print the coupon and save $3.00 off regular car/van admission. Redeem the coupon at the ticket booth to Fantasy Lights, November 24-January 1.

$3 Off Coupon (pdf file)

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 218: Victorian Country Christmas, Puyallup, WA

Don’t miss the 24th annual Victorian Country Christmas Festival taking place Wednesday November 30th thru Sunday December 4th at the Puyallup Fair and Events Center!

What a great way to kick off the holidays and celebrate this wonderful time of year. Step back in time to the Victorian Village with old-fashioned streets and over 500 Victorian Stores! To keep authentic, each store is hosted by shopkeepers in Victorian attire.

There will also be lots of entertainment at the Victorian Country Christmas. KMPS 94.1 will have a Jubilee Theater with stage shows and concerts every hour (including: Stardust Follies, The Silver Spurs Country Western Revue, the Singing Nativity and more)! See below for more entertainment this year.

Best of all, every show at A Victorian Country Christmas is FREE with admission!

Click Here to see the concert updates…

Have fun this Christmas Season

CHRISTMAS KARAOKE!
Christmas Karaoke comes to A Victorian Country Christmas! STAR 101.5, KOMO Newsradio, and Seattle’s Greatest Hits – 570 KVI will invite listeners to visit A Victorian Country Christmas and enter the Christmas Karaoke contest. Listeners will register online at http://www.star1015.com .
Sunday December 4th between 12:30pm – 2:30pm. more info…

KMPS and Holiday Jubilee Theater – Featuring professional stage shows and the majestic Singing Nativity! More info…

Activities and family fun are a signature of A Victorian Country Christmas. Visit The Country Christmas Fair! Have your face painted, create fun art projects, whisper your wishes in Santa’s ear and take a memorable photo too! Say hello to Mrs. Clause while you are there. Step into the Victorian Christmas Opry Theater for family entertainment! More info…

Victorian Carousel A beautiful old-fashioned carousel offering free rides daily.

Christmas Lights display – The Santa Tram will take you through a tunnel where elaborate light displays sparkle.

Winter Wine Garden – Enjoy wine by the glass to enjoy on site or take a bottle or case home to give to friends and family for holiday gifts and special events. More info…

Five Minute Make Over Stop by the 5 Minute Make-over. Receive a 5 minute massage from professionals of Massage Envy. More info…

Concerts and stage shows abound at A Victorian Country Christmas. A variety of professional entertainment will be featured in the KMPS Holiday Jubilee Theater. More info…
PLUS – Every show at A Victorian Country Christmas is FREE with admission!!

Hours:
Wed – Sat: 10 am – 9 pm
Sun: 10 am – 6 pm

Admission:
Adult: $10.00
Senior (62+): $ 8
Student (6-18): $ 8
Military with ID: $7
Children 5 and under: FREE

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 217: Santa Parade and Christmas Tree Lighting, Puyallup, WA

Don’t miss this years annual Santa Parade, Tree Lighting and Christmas Reception located in Downtown Puyallup at Pioneer Park and Pavilion.

This annual tradition kicks off the Christmas season this Saturday (12/3) starting at 5:00p

Bring the kids down to welcome Santa! See the jolly old elf arrive on one of Puyallup’s finest fire engines.

Afterwards visit the Pioneer Park Pavilion for ice skating at Holiday on Ice and watch as the City lights the Community Tree in Pioneer Park! This wonderful community tradition is a great way to kick off the holiday season!.

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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