Get Out: Weekend Planner Jan. 13-15

Check out our picks for the activities and hot spots to hit this weekend.

It’s Friday and you’ve got no idea what you’ll do for the weekend.

Lakewood Patch is coming to the rescue. We’ve got the best bets for your done-with-work, get-me-outta-here time. Check our picks for the activities to hit and new establishments to explore.

  • Where/When: 9 a.m - 5 p.m. Saturday at the Children's Museum of Tacoma.
  • Why Go: Be on hand for the grand opening of Tacoma's newes museum. Explore new playscapes and unleash your imagination while you make forts, play in the water, create art and soar to the moon.
  • Cost: Admission is always pay what you can.

  • Where/When: 10 a.m. - noon Saturday at the McGavick Center at .
  • Why Go: Help celebrate the life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. through a diverse array of performances including the Korean Women Association Drummers and Lakes High School Performance Choir. A brief keynote speech will be given by Kevin Henry, Cultural Diversity coordinator for the City of Bellevue.
  • Cost: Free.

  • Where/When: 2 p.m. Saturday  at .
  • Why Go: Meet New York Times bestselling author Jayne Ann Krentz, who will present her popular fiction writing workshop and Five Secrets to Getting Published. Krentz will also meet with participants and conduct a book signing.
  • Cost: Free. register online at www.piercecountylibrary.org/calendar.

  • Where/When: 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at Proctor Farmers Market in Tacoma.
  • Why Go: This is the first winter market of the season. Come and browse the wide array of vendors offering fresh meats, fruits, vegetables and more.
  • Pricing: Free.

  • Where/When: 2-4:30 p.m. Saturday at the in University Place.
  • Why Go: Join the Wine Bank for an outstanding line-up of wines perfect for the New Year. Michael McLean of Peirano Estate Vineyards will be on site pouring five of their fantastic wines.
  • Cost: No tasting fee; enjoy special pricing on featured wines from Peirano Estate Vineyards.


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