Watershed 101 Workshop

Pierce Conservation District in partnership with University Place is offering a free workshop on your local watershed and how you can keep our water clean!


Bring your neighbors and friends to join you in Market Square on Friday, Oct. 11 from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. for a special fall evening filled with food, drink, entertainment and fun for all.

Self Defense for Women Class

When it comes to self-defense for women, the best defense is a good offense. Get tips on how to avoid situations that may result in the need for self-defense. Learn some of the warning signs of potentially dangerous situations and how to avoid becoming a target. Get an overview of domestic violence laws and some of the legal implications that may arise from self-defense.

Hostile Encounters Class

Whether at the mall, out on the town or at 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.

Instructor: Deputy Dan Hacker

Three Days & Beyond Class

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 how to respond to events such as a prolonged traffic jam as a result of power grid failures.

Instructor: Deputy Dan Hacker

Advanced Defensive Firearms Class

Learn how to be a safe and responsible gun owner away from the controlled environment of a practice range. Discover how to respond to multiple and/or moving targets, high stress scenarios and defensive firearm tactics. Other key topics covered include advanced handgun manipulation and post-shooting etiquette, including how to safely and responsibly re-holster a gun. Even experienced gun owners can benefit from this class.

Basic Defensive Firearms Class

Whether you’ve been around firearms all your life or are thinking about purchasing a gun for the first time, this class is valuable for everyone.

National Night Out

Round up the neighbors and start making plans for this year’s National Night Out on Tuesday, Aug. 6. Last year, National Night Out festivities broke a record with 54 neighborhoods participating in the evening’s festivities. Organizers hope to smash another record this year.

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.


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