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Make a Difference Day

Join your friends and neighbors on Saturday, October 26, 2019 and “Make A Difference” in University Place by pitching in to help improve one of our city’s community parks.

Location: Cirque Park

This year Parks Staff will be welcoming volunteers to assist with clearing underbrush from the west side of Cirque Park. Parks Staff will have all tools needed; volunteers should bring sturdy gloves and wear your boots! This event takes place rain or shine.

Moonlight Movie in the Park

One of U.P.’s popular summer traditions will return to Cirque Park on Saturday, Aug. 3 with Moonlight Movie in the Park. This year's featured free movie is "The Lego Movie, the Second Part." View the movie trailer.

Chili Cook Off & Concert Benefit

University Place Police versus West Pierce Fire & Rescue - who will be the Chili Champion?

Chili lovers, take note: The chili championship is coming to University Place!

U.P. Police and West Pierce Fire & Rescue will vie for the title of Chili Champion at a benefit Chili Cook Off and Concert Fundraiser on Thursday, August 22, followed by a concert featuring The Neon Mustang!

Teens & Drugs

When it comes to teenagers and drug use, ignorance is not bliss. Parents need to know the dangers that our kids face every day, not just for illegal drugs, but from household chemicals, peer pressure to participate in internet “dares,” and more. Deputy J Sousley is a drug recognition expert and will share his experience so parents can recognize the signs and symptoms of drug use and learn more about the latest trends in drug use among teens.

This session will allow for ample Q&A time.

"Three Days and Beyond" - Emergency Preparedness

Gain practical, valuable and life-saving tips on how to be prepared for a lengthy public emergency, including some ideas you may never have heard of before.

Get insights into the kind of scenarios that could lead to a need for being prepared, including responding to events such as a prolonged traffic jam as a result of power grid failures.

Wednesday, May 15, 2019 – 6 to 8 p.m.
New U.P. Police Department Headquarters
3612 Drexler Drive West

Social Media, the Internet and Your Child

Detective Ryan Salmon will cover some of the lesser-known dangers of social media use, including privacy concerns, hacking, phishing and the personal and sometimes legal implications of sharing or forwarding inappropriate content.

As recent headlines have demonstrated, social media can be used for good or evil. Make sure your children understand how to protect themselves—and others—on social media.

Tuesday, May 14, 2019 – 6 to 8 p.m.
New U.P. Police Department Headquarters
3612 Drexler Drive West

Hostile Encounters

Join instructor Officer Dan Hacker for a free Hostile Encounters Public Safety Course! This will be beneficial for older children, who have more freedom to be out on their own. Whether at the mall or the movies, this class will show participants how to prevent and defuse hostile encounters, while also mastering techniques to survive encounters they can’t avoid.

Learn valuable tips on how to de-escalate difficult situations that might range from simply dealing with someone who is argumentative to protecting yourself in an active shooter encounter.

Pierce County Council meeting coming to University Place

In an effort to make government more accessible, the Pierce County Council brings its weekly meeting to various locations across the County several times each year.

Residents are invited to attend when Councilmember Connie Ladenburg hosts the Council meeting on April 16 at 6 p.m. at the Environmental Services Building, located at 9850 64th Street West. University Place is part of Councilmember Ladenburg’s district 4.

Cider Squeeze

The Curran Apple Orchard Cider Squeeze is another orchard-related activity - and this year it takes place on August 25, 2019 from noon to 4 p.m.

Crunchy red apples and delicious golden cider are among the highlights at the annual squeeze.Toss apples into old fashioned cider presses, meet The Big Apple and Johnny Appleseed and enjoy bluegrass music at this long-time FREE U.P. tradition.

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