Dance Theatre Northwest “on pointe” for 2016 Season

The season begins by welcoming two new dance instructors to DTNW. Bonnie Calvert comes to DTNW as an experienced instructor and a former student of the Royal Academy of Dance in Arizona. Lauren Hancock has a passion for working with children and teaching dance.  She has a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the University of Montana. 

Audition is the word for January. Experienced dancers with classical training are needed for upcoming Community Arts Are Education and Holiday performances. Positions are open for Company members, Junior Dance Ensemble Members and Guest performers.

Gingerbread Houses at the U.P. Library

Make and decorate your own gingerbread house to take home with you!

We're starting early this year on Dec. 5, just ahead of the Winter Fest activities, with the first decorating session at 10 a.m. and a new one starting every half hour. Tickets will be available and distributed at the event. Choose your start time and pick up your free ticket to attend your session. There will be a second session on Dec. 6 from 1 to 4 p.m.!

Pierce County Sheriff's Community Academy

Classes will start Wednesday, Jan. 13, 2016 and will meet once a week from 7 to 9:30 p.m. for 10 weeks. Classes are limited in size to 27 persons and will be held at the police station located at 3609 Market Place W Suite 201, University Place, 2nd floor in the Library/Civic Building.

All Community Thanksgiving Day Dinner

Everyone is invited to attend the community annual Thanksgiving Day Dinner, at no charge, on Nov. 26, at U.P. Primary School cafeteria, located at 2708 Grandview Drive West. Dinner will be served from noon until 2 p.m.

Reservations are helpful as seating and food are limited. Please call Nicole Jovich-Johnson at 206.240.7173 to make reservations or to volunteer (volunteers are needed from 6 a.m. to 3 p.m.).

Winter Fest 2015

Mark your calendars and experience the holiday magic of Winter Fest with the annual University Place Christmas Tree Lighting in Market Square – always the first Saturday in December.

The 5th Annual Garden Tour

It’s Garden Tour Time! The U.P. Historical Society will present “Spring into Summer”, the 2016 tour of notable U.P. gardens May 21 and 22, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. This year’s tour features five amazing and unique gardens, two belonging to Pierce County Master Gardeners. As a bonus, tour attendees will be able to visit the Curran House to see the improvements that the UPHS has made as a result of last year’s garden tour proceeds.

Early Release Teen Events

Crafty Teens—Wednesdays, 2-4 p.m.
Express your fandom crush, your OTP or create something totally random. No experience necessary.
• Oct. 14: Needle Felting
• Dec. 9: Duct Tape

Games and Computers—Wednesdays, 2-5 p.m.
Play games on the big screen, use the laptop computers or kick it old-school with pawns and dice.
• Oct. 28
• Nov. 18

University Place Pierce County Library
3609 Market Place W., Suite 100, 98466 • 253.548.3307

Free events sponsored by Friends of the University Place Library.

A Perfectly Pumpkin Time of Year!

Halloween Pumpkin Decorating
Decorate a pumpkin to take home! Small pumpkin and decorations provided. All ages; children under 6 with an adult.

University Place Pierce County Library
3609 Market Place W., Suite 100, 98466 • 253.548.3307
Saturday, Oct. 10, 2-4 p.m.; register at

Buckley Pierce County Library
123 S. River Ave. 98321 • 253.548.3310 or 360.829.0300
Saturday, Oct. 24, 11 a.m.-1 p.m.; register at the library

Public Safety & Criminal Justice in University Place

What are the public safety issues facing University Place? What is law enforcement’s role in the criminal justice system in your community? How can a better understanding of the system increase your safety?

Classes will take place from September 24 - November 12 on Thursdays from 1-4 p.m. at the University Place Police Headquarters.

This class is for…

Make a Difference Day

Make a Difference Day is an annual national event held in the fall, on the fourth Saturday in October, where neighbors help neighbors and residents help their community by coming together to clean up city parks. This year’s event will be held on Saturday, Oct. 24, 2015 at Paradise Pond Park, 3300 67th Ave. W. from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. This year's planned park activity will include spreading woodchips on the trails. Prepare to bring your work gloves, rakes, shovels, hoes and wear your boots! This event takes place rain or shine.


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