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Looking for a Wedding Caterer in Puyallup?

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Wedding Food Planning And Cater

One of the best or worst parts of a wedding can be the food. We have all gone to that wedding where the food is horrid and then we have been to those weddings where the food was amazing and it made for a really fun wedding. For most couples and their guests the food can be the most important aspect to the wedding celebration. It can really make or break the overall atmosphere of the wedding. Everyone enjoys eating good food at a party but some couples can make mistakes early on in the wedding planning process that can lead to having terrible food or horrible service at their wedding. There are certain questions that you need to ask a potential catering company before hiring them to make sure that the food at your wedding is delicious and that there are no issues leading up to the event that can potentially affect the food situation during the wedding. Before meeting with the caterer here are some questions to consider and ask during the meeting.

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The most important question to start with is whether the caterer has a license and carries liability insurance. The license will indicate that the company has met all local health department standards, which is great news for your wedding. Also if you wish to have alcohol at the wedding then they will also need a liquor license and liquor liability insurance. The liquor liability insurance covers any accidents or issues that arise from serving alcohol at an open bar. It will help minimize how much will have to be paid out if someone injures themselves or damages property due to the effects of alcohol. The food and liquor licenses and insurance are a peace of mind for anyone looking to have food or alcoholic drinks at their wedding.

Some couples are very particular about the food at their wedding. For certain couples it is important to have vegan or organic food at their wedding. Some caterers will have many different kinds of food offerings and others offer only run of the mill standard wedding fair. Keep in mind if you wish to have a specific cuisine at your wedding then find a caterer that specializes in that style of food. If you wish to have French food at your wedding, then find a caterer that specializes in French food. Some caterers might claim that they can prepare and serve a specific style of food but your best bet is to hire a company that specializes in what you want. Also speak with the caterer about any special requests some of your guests might have. For example, some family members might require kosher or vegetarian meals due to religious or social concerns. If you are having children at your wedding, some caterers offer children’s meals. Address this with the caterer and find out if they charge an extra fee for these types of additional meals.

When dealing with anything wedding related, be prepared for fees upon fees. Sometimes, couples will get a bill from a vendor that includes fees they were not even aware of before they hired that vendor. Caterers can have a lot of fees when it comes to food and drinks so get all fees up front when meeting with them. Start with how much their security deposit will be, the sales tax and the service fees. Those are all common fees that all caterers charge clients. Also ask if there are any gratuities and if those are paid up front or after the party. Some caterers charge a delivery, setup and breakdown fee so make sure to ask in advance how much that will cost. If you wish to have alcohol at your wedding ask if bartenders are included or will there be an extra fee for the caterer to hire a bartender. Also, some caterers will provide tables, chairs, plates, linens and silverware for an extra fee as well. See if their prices are comparable to just renting those items from a party planning company. When meeting with the caterer be very clear about all the extra and hidden fees associated with their services. The last thing you will want after budgeting a specific amount for catering for your wedding is to be hit with extra fees you did not originally plan for when you came up with your budget.

If you are an individual who needs to have a caterer available to you at all times makes sure to express that to them when meeting with them. Some caterers will book multiple events in one day and for some couples this could be a deal breaker. Your wedding might not get the attention and the staff that is required if the caterer is stretched too thin that day. Along those lines, ask who from the company will oversee the service on your wedding day. If you have a good connection with an individual from the company then it might be important to you to have that person overseeing your event. Working with the same person throughout the whole process and then not having that person available on the day of your wedding can add extra stress to your already stressful day.

When interviewing potential caterers for your wedding keep in mind that catering is one of the most expensive parts of a wedding so be thorough when asking your questions. Also, get a list of previous clients and contact them to see how satisfied they were with services that the caterer provided during their event. It is very important to get honest feedback from others in order to help you make the best decision possible. The caterer does more than serve food at your wedding. They also help make the food serving process during your wedding go off without a hitch. Looking for a caterer locally in the Puyallup area? There are a lot of very reasonably priced caterers in your area so reach out to them to see what kind of packages they offer. If you have worked with a caterer in the Puyallup area let us know on Twitter!

Puyallup Weekend Fun (July 22-23)

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It’s almost the weekend! Check out the different events in the community to pack your weekend with some fun. We hope you have been enjoying your summer and making the most of this glorious sunshine!

Washington State Fair Events

Bubble Run

Hours: 8am–10am start times
Location: Enter the Blue Gate
Parking: Blue Parking Lot – $10 per car
Admission: www.bubblerun.com/upcoming-events/seattle-wa-2017 for details
Email: info@bubblerun.com
Website: www.bubblerun.com/upcoming-events/seattle-wa-2017

Clad in white T-shirts, bubblers of all ages walk, dance and play across 3.1 miles of absolute fun! Waves start every 3-5 minutes. Then, at each kilometer, participants run through foam bogs, where there is enough foam to cover you from head to toe.

South Hill Mall

Puyal-LOOP Fitness Trail- GRAND OPENING

Saturday, July 22nd, 11am-1pm, JCP Court

Don’t miss the Grand Opening of South Hill Mall’s very first indoor fitness trail, the Puyal-LOOP! We’ll have giveaways, SHM swag, face painting, and special guests.

The Puyal-LOOP, sponsored by Pulse Heart Institute,  is a quarter mile track beginning in JCP Court, continuing down the mall concourse, looping at Sears, and ending in JCP Court again. But that’s not all! Along the trail, you’ll find 8 “performance posts,” with stretches and exercises which promote strength and wellness.

This free event begins at 11 am.

Farmer’s Market

The Puyallup Farmer’s Market is a popular community event. With fresh produce, flowers, yummy bakery treats, and a plethora of different vendors, the market is a great place to spend a Saturday morning or afternoon. Support your local small business and community members.  The market is a very family friendly event (bring your furry friends along too, dogs love the market!) The market is on Saturday from 9am-2pm.

Pinot’s Pallete

Paint your worries away at Pinot’s Pallete. For an evening filled with art, food, drinks, and some good friends, what more could you ask for? They have several weeknight and weekend events with different options to pick from! Reserve your spot tonight. They have a great variety of paintings to choose from for all different styles and artistic preferences!

Puyallup Public Library 

Saturday, July 22, 2017

Self Defense and Safety Education for Male Teens

This workshop will help teach you about personal safety and self-defense. Attendees will receive valuable tips about reducing risks, including recognizing potentially dangerous situations, as well as evading and escaping physical confrontations. Learn basic self-defense moves and techniques. Male parents and guardians are welcome to attend with their sons.

Click here for this week’s weather forecast. Make sure to make the most of the summer sun and hit the trails or parks! Puyallup Parks are a great place to visit in the summer. Each different park offers a different vibe and atmosphere. From family-friendly, to exercise, to biking, to covered in trees, to lakes and streams, Puyallup parks have you covered. If you are looking for a challenging outdoor workout, check out the Jim Martinson Trail at Wildwood park. It’s the perfect time of year to explore the PNW! Have a great weekend everyone!

Weekend Events in Puyallup 6/24-25

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The weekend is just a few days away! It is going to be a VERY hot weekend with the temperatures reaching 90 degrees on Saturday and Sunday. Make sure to apply plenty of sunscreen, put on your hat, and dig out your sunglasses. It’s a busy weekend around the South Sound, so read on to check out what is happening! If you love food, this is a great weekend to get out and about!

WA State Fair Events

Seattle-Tacoma Pet Con

Pet Expos is at the Washington State Fair this Weekend!

Amazing Pet Expos is based in St. Louis, Missouri, and boasts a staff of passionate animal lovers. On any given day, you’ll find us hard at work with our furry assistants — who usually aren’t quite as helpful as they think.

With a staff full of animal lovers, there is always an abundance of wet noses and wagging tails at work. This isn’t just another show to our staff; it is the realization of a dream to make a difference in communities across the country.

Our mission is to bring an annual convention to your community, inviting you and your family — including the furry, scaly, and feathered members — to explore the services available to you, participate in fantastic activities and contests, support local animal causes, and meet critters who need their forever homes. Click on the website link below to find out more!

Hours: Sat. 10am–5pm, Sun. 11am–4pm
Location: Mattress Firm ShowPlex – Enter at Blue Gate
Admission: Free
Contact: 1-800-977-3609
Website: http://www.seatacpetcon.com

Celebrate Bees at the Puyallup Farmers Market

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In 2016, Puyallup became the second city in the state of Washington to receive an official “Bee City” designation from Bee City USA, a not-for-profit organization committed to developing and maintaining sustainable habitats for pollinators such as native bees and honeybees.

The purpose of becoming a Bee City is to support and encourage bee-friendly habitat creation and enhancement on both public and private land. As part of our Bee City status, we’ll celebrate National Pollinators Week on Saturday, June 24th at the Puyallup Farmers Market.

Come see us between 9:00 and 2:00. We’ll invite folks to put their hand in the honey jar and pull out a pollinator trivia question, with the chance to win the prize of a seed packet or a handcrafted bee pin that you can wear to show your support for these hard-working and indispensable creatures. We’ll also display pollinator-friendly plants you can add to your yard and share instructions on how to make your own mason bee house for your backyard.

For more information, call 253-864-4184.

The Puyallup Farmer’s Market is a popular community event. With fresh produce, flowers, yummy bakery treats, and a plethora of different vendors, the market is a great place to spend a Saturday morning or afternoon. Support your local small business and community members.  The market is a very family friendly event (bring your furry friends along too, dogs love the market!) The market is on Saturday from 9am-2pm.

 Food Truck Frenzy at Bradley Lake Park 

Food Truck Frenzy 2017

Taste of Tacoma

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If you feel up to traveling to a neighboring city, The Taste of Tacoma is a great event to attend for food and fun!Emerald Queen Casino’s Taste of Tacoma® presented by BECU is the “Ultimate Summer Get Together” featuring over 40+ restaurants & vendors, 50+ handcraft & commercial goods vendors, live music, and entertainment on 4 stages, local chefs performing live cooking demonstrations & mystery ingredient cook-offs at The Taste Cooks! stage, all-new South Sound Bites local restaurant showcase with support for the Emergency Food Network, the Rose Garden which includes The Wine Bar and the Craft Beer Tasting, beer gardens featuring local beers and craft spirits, the Family Fun Zone including an entertainment stage and rides and games from the Funtastic Carnival and more!

 

Puyallup Happenings June 5-11

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It’s the first full week of June! This is a favorite time of year in the Puyallup community. Summer is getting closer for students, the sunshine is out more often, and traditional Puyallup events are on the horizon (Meeker days is only a few weeks away)! Take a look at what is happening in the City of Puyallup from June 5th-11th. We hope you have a fantastic  Monday and make it a great week!

Lunch and Learn: Being Active at Work 

This Lunch and Learn will be an active event with minimal effort. Presented by Jenn Tucci, Population Health Advisor for HMA and earn you 100 wellness points.
Date:
June 7, 2017
Time:
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
Time Details:
Wear comfy shoes. Snacks provided.
Location:
Grayland Park
Address:
601 N. Meridian
Puyallup, WA 98371

Have Fun Storming the Castle!

Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Curious about Dungeons & Dragons? Pondering Pathfinder? Considering a life of adventure and spell-slinging? If you’ve ever wanted to learn how to play a role-playing game (RPG), now is time!  Join the Puyallup Public Library for four sessions of adventuring, where we teach you the basics of playing a pencil & paper RPG. We will be using a simplified system to teach you about playing a character, combat, getting gear, and leveling up. Over the course of four sessions, you can take part in a story that will introduce you to the world of role-playing games.

Washington Homeschool Convention and Trade Show

Come down to the Washington Stat Fair to attend The largest homeschool convention on the West Coast open to the public! This two-day family friendly education convention includes exhibitors selling a wide variety of products and daily workshops. A special family activity area includes a Student Expo, hands-on activities, the Humane Society, train expo, spinning, weaving, vintage trucks and chess games. Parents, educators or anyone wanting educational, art, hands-on, or reading materials are welcome to attend.
Hours: Friday, 9:00am – 7:00pm; Saturday, 9:00am – 4:00pm
Location: Mattress Firm ShowPlex – Enter at Blue Gate
Admission: See website for pricing
Contact: Kelly Comer
Phone: 425-251-0439
Email: whooffice@washingtonhomeschool.org
Website:http://washhomeschool.org/convention

Sunrise Village FREE Car Show 

June 10, 2017

Cars start arriving at 10 am to check in

The check in booth will be near the Sunrise Village RAM

(10403 156th St, Puyallup)

 Noon – 3 pm: Live music by Montreux

(click here to check out the band!), 

50/50 raffle tickets being sold to support local Veteran non-profit organizations in partnership with the Miss Behavin Car Club

A fun kids area with free activities with help from the lovely Daffodil princesses! Plus visit the YMCA for fun giveaways.

Farmer’s Market 

The Puyallup Farmer’s Market is a popular community event. With fresh produce, flowers, yummy bakery treats, and a plethora of different vendors, the market is a great place to spend a Saturday morning or afternoon. Support your local small business and community members.  The market is a very family friendly event (bring your furry friends along too, dogs love the market!) The market is on Saturday from 9am-2pm.

Pinot’s Pallete

Paint your worries away at Pinot’s Pallete. For an evening filled with art, food, drinks, and some good friends, what more could you ask for? They have several weeknight and weekend events with different options to pick from! Reserve your spot tonight. They have a great variety of paintings to choose from for all different styles and artistic preferences!

 That’s all for Puyallup Events this week! We hope you make it a terrific week. Check in with us next week to see what new events are coming to town.  Follow us on Twitter or Follow us on Instagram @puyallupwashington. Check in next week for what’s happening on Puyallup.com Until next time!

Puyallup Weekend Events June 2-4 – 2017

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It’s been a bit of a cloudy week after a stretch of sun, but it looks like the warm rays will return this weekend! Click here for this weekend’s weather forecast.  Today is the first day of June, and that means those long summer nights are not too far out! Take a look at what is happening in the Puyallup community this weekend.We hope you make the most of your time away from work, school, or other duties and check out these events.

Washington State Fair Events
Read all about the Washington State Fair.

Stamp and Scrapbook Expo

A scrapbooker’s paradise! Stamp & Scrapbook Expo events cater to paper crafters of all types and experience levels. Card makers, stampers and scrapbook enthusiasts can find new products and designs from vendors. They can also swap ideas with like-minded crafters and learn new techniques during workshops.

Hours: Fri,10:00am – 6:00pm; Sat, 9:00am – 5:00pm
Location: Pavilion – Enter at Gold Gate
Admission: $10 per person (Fri. early bird – $15), Kids 12 & under – free
Website: http://scrapbookexpo.com/2017-expo-show-list/pu-17/

Dozer Day

The Dozer Day event seeks to educate children of all ages about building sustainable communities, industry opportunities, and public safety. By giving the kids a realistic and ultimate construction experience, we put the kids in the “driver’s seat” to allow them to interact with real heavy construction equipment, fire engines, ambulances and police cars; while also engaging in other fun outdoor activities, games and toys. Children also have the opportunity to meet and interact with real professionals in these industries.

Hours: 11am – 4pm
Location: SillyVille – Enter at SillyVille Gate (Parking – $5 per car)
Admission: Kids (ages 2-12) & Seniors (ages 60+): $8, Adults: $10
Check the Dozer Day website for tickets or at the gate day of event
Contact: Mark Scoccollo
Phone: 206- 730-5289
Email: mark@sciinfastructure.com
Website: seattle.dozerday.org

Puyallup Public Library

Saturday, June 3

Reading with a Doggie Friend 

Clover the Dalmatian and Rhys the Border Collie love to listen to a good book! These trained therapy dogs visit the Library on a regular basis and provide children with a no-pressure situation to practice their reading skills from 3:00-4:00 pm this Saturday!

Farmer’s Market 

The Puyallup Farmer’s Market is a popular community event. With fresh produce, flowers, yummy bakery treats, and a plethora of different vendors, the market is a great place to spend a Saturday morning or afternoon. Support your local small business and community members.  The market is a very family friendly event (bring your furry friends along too, dogs love the market!) The market is on Saturday from 9am-2pm.

Pinot’s Pallete

Paint your worries away at Pinot’s Pallete. For an evening filled with art, food, drinks, and some good friends, what more could you ask for? They have several weeknight and weekend events with different options to pick from! Reserve your spot tonight. They have a great variety of paintings to choose from for all different styles and artistic preferences!

Watson’s GreenHouse 

TOMATO FESTIVAL June 3rd

We are all about tomatoes this Saturday! Whether you are looking for grafted, cherry, heirloom varieties or just interested in growing something new this year we have everything you need!

PRUNING JAPANESE MAPLES June 3rd 9am-10am

Join Aaron Cady, certified arborist, for this informative seminar on pruning Japanese Maples.

Click here to sign up for these classes!

Make the most of the weather and get outside this weekend! Spend some time in the parks, on the local trails, or down by the river! Have a great weekend and check in with us next week to see what is happening in the community!

Memorial Day Weekend in Puyallup

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Memorial Day Weekend is quickly approaching, and if you are staying in town, take a look at what events and activities are taking place in the community. Memorial Day is an American holiday, observed on the last Monday of May, honoring the men and women who died while serving in the U.S. military. This weekend is an opportunity for us to reflect on the sacrifices that many have made on behalf of our country. Puyallup Memorial Day Observance is taking place from 1-2 p.m. May 28, Pioneer Park Pavilion, 330 S. Meridian, Puyallup Washington. The program includes music by the Rogers High School Wind Ensemble, the Ferrucci J.H.S. String Ensemble and the Clan Gordon Pipe Band.

It’s going to be a great weekend to be outside! Here are few ideas to get out and about and soak up the sun! Click here for this weekend’s weather forecast.

Puyallup Farmers Market

We have had a few glorious days of sun! It seems like just overnight we went from overcast and 50s to sunshine and 70s-80s, and it seems like people are very excited. The weather for the weekend is looking good, so why not hit the Puyallup Farmers Market this Saturday? A stroll through the downtown market is a great way to spend a sunny morning or afternoon. Grab some fresh produce and products to make dinner, or just enjoy the friendly and happy atmosphere that this community event produces. Grab some fresh flowers for your significant other, buy a fresh squeezed lemonade, or check out the bakery and treat section.

Puyallup Splash Park

The downtown Water Park officially opened last week, and the opening lined up very nicely with the weather. Grab your kiddos and go splashing through the water park to cool off. The water park is central to other kid-friendly activities including the park, library, and frozen yogurt shop across the street! This is a great area for your kids to burn off some energy and have fun while doing it!

Puyallup Parks

Puyallup Parks are a great way to get outside! If you want a day out, but are trying to stay out of the sun, Wildwood Park offers plenty of shade, creeks, play areas, and exercise trails to get you moving without worrying about the harsh sun.

Bradley Park offers more open green space, a small lake, and plenty of other amenities. On nice days, parking can be a little difficult to find, so make sure you plan accordingly. This is a great park to have a picnic!

If you are downtown, DeCoursey is another park to visit. Make an adventure out of exploring the hills, or grab a frisbee to play on the open fields!

Not a Fan on the Outdoors? 

If you are not a fan of the weather warmer, going to see a movie is a great way to cool off. Check what is playing at the local theaters here. Who doesn’t like dinner and a movie on a Friday or Saturday evening?

Paint your worries away at Pinot’s Pallete. For an evening filled with art, food, drinks, and some good friends, what more could you ask for? They have several weeknight and weekend events with different options to pick from! Reserve your spot tonight.

The Puyallup Washington Public Library is always hosting great events that community members can enjoy. Click here to see what is going on at the library this weekend.

We hope you have a great weekend whether you are staying in town or going away for the long weekend. If you are staying, we hope this has inspired you to add an activity or two to your weekend. Follow us on Twitter or Follow us on Instagram @puyallupwashington.

Puyallup Happenings May15th to 21st

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It’s a new week in Puyallup WA, which means new activities and events are taking place in the community. We hope you had a wonderful weekend and got to celebrate your mother and the different mother figures in your life! Take a moment to read through what you could be a part of or get involved in within the Puyallup community this week. The Washington State Fair is hosting a couple of great events his week. Happy Monday and we hope you make it a great week!

“What Rainier Has In Store”

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

May is National Volcano Awareness Month. The Pierce County Aging & Disability Resources Center has collaborated with the Pierce County Department of Emergency Management and the U.S. Geological Survey to help residents in the Valley understand the dynamics of an event on the mountain and what residents need to do to prepare. This event is taking place at the Puyallup Activity Center from 6.30-7.30pm, it is Free, and no RSVP is required.

Public Reception for South Hill Artists at City Gallery in Puyallup

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On Thursday, May 18th, the city of Puyallup will host a reception for South Hill Artists, a group whose work is currently featured in the “City Gallery” at City Hall. This event will take place from 5.30pm-7pm South Hill Artists (SHA) is a non-profit organization established in 2008 to support local artists and promote arts appreciation. Its more than 80 members include painters, crafters, woodcarvers and photographers. SHA offers workshops, demonstrations, and programs which educate both established and budding artists, helping them improve their craft.

 Bike to Work Day!

Friday, May 19, 2017

Celebrate National Bike-to-work Day by riding your bike to work!

Celebrate Historic Puyallup

Saturday, May 20, 2017 -9:30 AM – 2:00 PM

May is National Historic Preservation Month. There will be a variety of activities going on: -Photos of historic buildings along Meridian, from Stewart to City Hall (wear your walking shoes!) -Lists of historic structures for you to view -Children’s activities (historic era clothes to try on, drawings to color) -Self-guided walking and biking tours of historic sites Sponsored by: The Puyallup Historical Society at Meeker Mansion, Puyallup Main Street Association, Puyallup/Sumner Chamber of Commerce, and City of Puyallup Planning Department.

Puyallup Farmer’s Market

The Puyallup Farmer’s Market is a popular community event. With fresh produce, flowers, yummy bakery treats, and a plethora of different vendors, the market is a great place to spend a Saturday morning or afternoon. Support your local small business and community members. A little rain doesn’t keep people away, but make sure to grab your umbrella. The market is a very family friendly event (bring your furry friends along too, dogs love the market!) The market is on Saturday from 9am-2pm.

WA State Fair Events

The Wallup in Puyallup is back to the Blue Parking lot May 19 – 21 featuring over 1,200 pre-owned and new cars and trucks, all makes and models. All vehicles are reduced in price for this special three-day event. Free admission and free parking! Check out the inventory at ww.puyallupcars.comHours: Noon – 9pm on Friday, 9am – 9pm on Saturday, 10am – 7pm on Sunday
Location: Blue Parking Lot
Admission: FREE

The Springfree Trampoline NW Kids Fair is a family-friendly kid-focused event with entertainment, vendor booths, concessions, mascots and characters for photos and activities for the entire family. Powered by Lexus of Tacoma.
Hours: 10am – 6pm
Location: Agriplex – Enter at Green Gate
Admission: Adults: $5, Kids (3- 12): $3, 2 and under FREE

Other Activities

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Paint your worries away at Pinot’s Pallete. For an evening filled with art, food, drinks, and some good friends, what more could you ask for? They have several weeknight and weekend events with different options to pick from! Reserve your spot tonight.

The Puyallup Washington Public Library is always hosting great events that community members can enjoy. Click here to see what is going on at the library this week.

Click here for this week’s weather forecast. Make sure to make the most of the sun breaks and hit the trails or parks! Puyallup Parks are a great place to visit in the spring. Each different park offers a different vibe and atmosphere. From family-friendly, to exercise, to biking, to covered in trees, to lakes and streams, Puyallup parks have you covered. The weather is supposed to clear up this weekend so get out there and enjoy mother nature (but bring your rain boots/jackets just in case).  The sunny summer days are not too far away!That’s all for Puyallup Events this week! We hope you make it a terrific week. Check in with us next week to see what new events are coming to town.  Follow us on Twitter or Follow us on Instagram @puyallupwashington. Check in next week for what’s happening on Puyallup.com

Mother’s Day Ideas 2017

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It’s a new week in the city of Puyallup; we hope you’re all preparing something special for your mother this week because this Sunday is Mother’s day! Whether you are on a tight budget or want to splurge for your mom, we hope these ideas and activities make this Mother’s Day extra special and memorable!

Mother’s Day Tea at the Meeker Mansion

Book a reservation for a Mother’s Day tea today (limited space available). Time options are 12:30 pm and 2:00 pm on Saturday, May 13th or Sunday, May 14th.

British Bites

Take your mom to an English Tea Party! British Bites in downtown Puyallup is hosting The Mad Hatter’s Afternoon Tea Party. Don’t be late for this very important date to celebrate Mum!

Windmill Bistro

The Windmill Bistro is a great place to take your mother for breakfast or lunch! With a beautiful setting, delicious food, and a cozy feel, you can treat you mom to a wonderful experience at the Bistro! Make sure to call and get a reservation! (253) 826-7897

Breakfast at Home 

Sometimes there is nothing better than a homemade breakfast as a special way to tell someone how much they mean to you. Get the pancakes on the griddle, make some fresh squeezed orange juice, and put some fresh flowers out on the table! For all your mom has done for you, she will appreciate the effort you put into making this a special day for her.

Write Your Mom a Letter/Note

A hand-written note to your mom is a heartfelt way to express your gratitude and thanks. Hand-written notes are not as common as they use to be, and there is something special about taking the time to write a note to your mom. If you are not great at expressing your feelings, a hand-written note might be for you!

Gift Ideas 
Photos make a great gift because they take us back to a different time or a certain memory. Do you have a favorite photo of you and your mom together or a family photo that she would love to have in her home? If you take a memorable photo and take it to get framed, this can make a very special gift. Puyallup has several great florists that can make beautiful arrangements for your mom! If you make it to the Puyallup Farmers Market on Saturday, they also have beautiful bouquets that make great gifts. Hanging baskets are also a great alternative for a bouquet of flowers; baskets tend to last longer and make a great spring seasonal gift! If your mom enjoys being pampered, she might enjoy a day at the spa! Check out Salon Espace or Hand and Stone Spa. Sunrise Village in Puyallup is also hosting a wine and paint night or spoil your mom with a Fitbit from AT&T. Check out the Sunrise Village website here.

What To Do In Puyallup (May 1-7)

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Welcome to a new week City of Puyallup! We said goodbye to April over the weekend and now we are ushering in the first week of May. The Washington State Spring Fair is over. The weather forecast calls for some warmer temperatures this week. I wouldn’t complain if we got a few more rays of sunshine this week, would you? Make sure you get outside and spend time in the warmer weather. You won’t regret it, and who knows how long it will last. Whatever is ahead of you this week, we hope you take the time to get out in the community and check out some local events.

Washington State Fair Events

Puyallup RV Show May 4-7

The Puyallup RV Show with Featured Manufactured Housing has something for every leisure need. From a tent trailer to a vacation home on the lake and everything in between, you will find it at the Puyallup RV Show.

ANITA GOODESIGN’S ANNUAL EMBROIDERY PARTY

No matter your skill level, you will absolutely enjoy this fun-filled team sewing event! You will learn the latest techniques in embroidery and get a sneak peek at Anita Goodesign’s upcoming releases.

Changing Aging Tour with Dr. Bill Thomas

Blending myth and science, live music and visuals, Dr. Bill Thomas’ Changing Aging Tour is a modern day American Chautauqua barnstorming the country in a rock n’ roll tour bus to bring communities a new understanding of aging. Featuring two theater performances: “Disruptive Dementia” in the afternoon and evening performance of “Life’s Most Dangerous Game.” The Puyallup Area Aging in Community Committee invites you to join us Tuesday, May 2 at Pierce College in Puyallup to experience a new and highly disruptive understanding of aging, in celebration of Older American’s Month and Puyallup’s Age-friendly initiative, part of the World Health Organization (WHO) global network. Click here for ticket information.

The Puyallup Farmer’s Market is a popular community event. With fresh produce, flowers, yummy bakery treats, and a plethora of different vendors, the market is a great place to spend a Saturday morning or afternoon. Support your local small business and community members. A little rain doesn’t keep people away, but make sure to grab your umbrella. The market is a very family friendly event (bring your furry friends along too, dogs love the market!) The market is on Saturday from 9am-2pm.

It’s a busy week at Waston’s Green House in Puyallup!

Watson’s Night Out: May 4th, 2017  The 8th Annual Watson’s Night Out: A private event benefitting Tacoma Lutheran Retirement Community just in time for Mother’s Day. Join us for sips and apps.  Tickets are $25 attendees receive 30% off one item the night of the event. For tickets call the Foundation at (253) 284-7538

Spring Containers Seminar: May 6th, 10-11am–Join Maria to learn how to design and put together your own beautiful spring containers with different combinations of annuals and perennials!

Anna’s Hosta Seminar: May 6th, 11am-12pm You can’t get more perfection in one plant than with a hosta; or at least that’s what Perennial Buyer Anna Herbel believes. Join her for a talk about all things hosta and learn about basic care as well as some unusual ways to use these versatile plants!

Paint your worries away at Pinot’s Pallete. For an evening filled with art, food, drinks, and some good friends, what more could you ask for?  They have several weeknight and weekend events with different options to pick from! Reserve your spot today! Even if you are not artistically inclined, the instructors are very helpful and will walk you through your painting.

Click here for this week’s weather forecast. Make sure to make the most of the sun breaks and hit the trails or parks! Puyallup Parks are a great place to visit in the spring. Each different park offers a different vibe and atmosphere. From family-friendly, to exercise, to biking, to covered in trees, to lakes and streams, Puyallup parks have you covered. The weather is supposed to clear up this weekend so get out there and enjoy mother nature (but bring your rain boots/jackets just in case). If you are looking for a challenging outdoor workout, check out the Jim Martinson Trail at Wildwood park.

Spring Clean-Up Services (Extra Garbage and Yard Waste; Recycle Major Appliances)

Puyallup utility customers may leave up to three extra bags of garbage for curbside pickup on their regular garbage pickup day the week of May 1st. The garbage must be in covered cans or garbage bags and should not weigh more than 40 pounds. Tires will not be accepted. Customers may also leave up to three extra containers of yard waste at the curb on their regularly scheduled yard waste service day the week of May 1st. Use garbage cans or bio-degradable lawn waste bags. Containers should not exceed 40 pounds and should be placed at the curb before 7 a.m. This is also the time when customers can recycle one major appliance at no charge. Secure the doors of the appliance and leave it at the curb no later than 7 a.m. on Monday, May 1st. Appliances eligible for recycling are: Refrigerator, freezer, stove/range, furnace, dryer, hot water tank, washer, dishwasher, trash compactor.

Puyallup Pups & Purrs Pet Adoption Event 

Sunday, May 7th, 12pm-3pm Hosted by Puyallup Animal Rescue In Partnership with PetSmart Charities

That’s all for Puyallup Events this week! We hope you make it a terrific week. Check in with us next week to see what new events are going on in town.  Follow us on Twitter or follow us on Instagram @puyallupwashington. Check in next week for what’s happening on Puyallup.com

Puyallup Events (April 24-30)

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Welcome to a new week Puyallup! April showers bring May flowers. It has been a very rainy last couple of months, and as April comes to an end I’m sure many of you are looking forward to sunnier days. It’s the time of the year where tulip farms are filled with rows of colorful flowers, the pink cherry blossoms have graced our streets, and we start to see just a little bit of the sun between rain showers. We hope that you made it to the Washington State Spring Fair and had a memorable time. There are several events in Puyallup this week that you won’t want to miss. Check out the community happenings this week below!

Washington State Fair

The Great Junk Hunt

Hours: Friday 6pm – 9pm, Saturday 10am – 4pm
Location: AgriPlex – Enter at Green Gate
Admission: Friday Night Early Buying – $20 (good for both days) Tickets purchased online in advance will get you in at 5:30 pm! Tickets will be available for purchase at the door ($20) at 6 pm.
Website: www.thegreatjunkhunt.com

Yes, this is one of the ORIGINAL FUNKY JUNK SISTERS’ MARKETS! The ones all the magazines talk about! The Great Junk Hunt is a gathering of hand-picked vendors selling their best junkin’ goods. Lots of vendors, more junk, and more fun await the keen-eyed junker. If you spend your days on Pinterest or Etsy, this is an event you will not want to miss! Creative and crafty people unite at this fun-filled event.

Farmers Market

The Puyallup Farmer’s Market is a popular community event. With fresh produce, flowers, yummy bakery treats, and a plethora of different vendors, the market is a great place to spend a Saturday morning or afternoon. Support your local small business and community members. A little rain doesn’t keep people away, but make sure to grab your umbrella. The market is a very family friendly event (bring your furry friends along too, dogs love the market!) The market is on Saturday from 9am-2pm.

Pinot’s Pallete

Paint your worries away at Pinot’s Pallete. For an evening filled with art, food, drinks, and some good friends, what more could you ask for?  They have several weeknight and weekend events with different options to pick from! Reserve your spot tonight.

Watson’s Green House

Rhody and Azalea Seminar

Saturday, April 29th 10am-11am

Join Tanya for a Q& A on rhodys and azaleas, care instructions, and varieties that will work well in any landscape.

Weather/Parks

Click here for this week’s weather forecast. Make sure to make the most of the sun breaks and hit the trails or parks! Puyallup Parks are a great place to visit in the spring. Each different park offers a different vibe and atmosphere. From family-friendly, to exercise, to biking, to covered in trees, to lakes and streams, Puyallup parks have you covered. The weather is supposed to clear up this weekend so get out there and enjoy mother nature (but bring your rain boots/jackets just in case).

That’s all for Puyallup Events this week! We hope you make it a terrific week. Check in with us next week to see what new events are coming to town.  Follow us on Twitter or Follow us on Instagram @puyallupwashington. Check in next week for what’s happening on Puyallup.com

 

 

 

Washington State Spring Fair 2017

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It’s that time of the year again! The Spring Fair is only a few days away! Pretty soon the Puyallup Valley will have the aroma of mixed fair foods that will draw you through the gates and take you on a fun-filled Spring Fair experience. What will your first food stop be? An elephant ear, cotton candy, scones, or krusty pup? Spending time with family, friends, and loved ones at the fair is a fantastic way to make memories. There is truly something for all ages to enjoy! Read on to find out what events, rides, food, and activities will be at the fair! There is so much to do, and so little time, we hope you squeeze in everything you want to see and do to maximize your fun! The Spring Fair is running from April 20th-23rd, so make sure you don’t miss it!

HOURS
Thu: 2pm – 10pm
Fri & Sat: 10am – 10pm
Sun: 10am – 8pm

GATE ADMISSION
Pre-Fair Price (available online through 4/19/17)
Adults – $10
Students (ages 6 – 18) – $8

Regular Price
Adults – $12
Students (ages 6 – 18) – $10

For the best deals on ticket prices, get them before April 20th! Speaking of deals, the Fair does a great job of giving special deals on rides, food, and other activities. Click here to find great deals and save some money! Spring Fair gate admission is FREE for active, retired and reserve military and National Guard and their dependents, plus disabled veterans with a valid military ID all day on Friday, April 21, 2017. Show ID at gate turnstile.

Attractions

The Spring Fair is hosting a variety of attractions this year. Check out the Farm Animals at Fun on the Farm or be dazzled at the Spring Fair Laser show. The attractions offer a wide variety of entertainment, and you are sure to find one that will entertain your specific tastes. Click here to explore all the different attractions and make it to the one that you are most excited for!

Motorsport Mayhem

It’s Motorsport Mayhem all weekend long at the Washington State Spring Fair. Tricked out monster trucks and smashing cars collide for an action-packed event you won’t want to miss! Check out the different events Motorsport Mayhem will be hosting! These include the Monster Truck Show, Slamfest Demolition Derby, Monster Truck Rides, and Motorsport Mayhem Pit Parties! If you are ready to see a little mud on some tires, this is the event for you!

Animals

One of my favorite parts of the fair is seeing all the different animals! It’s so fun to see so many different kinds of animals in one place. Come check out all the different furry and friendly animals at the fair! The llamas, miniature horses, and pigs never disappoint! What is your favorite animal to visit at the fair? It’s great to learn about agricultural animals and talk with those who take care of them! There is a lot to be learned!

Free Music and Entertainment 

The Spring Fair hosts some terrific free music and entertainment events! From Celtic musicians, magicians, and trick shows, you will sure to be amazed by the talent at these events! For a full list of free music and entertainment, click here.

Kids Fun 

There is plenty to keep your kids entertained and having fun at the fair! Check out the different events. Face painting, a STEM showcase, and racing pigs are just a few of the events that your kids are sure to love! You don’t have to break the bank for a fun day out with the family, many of the kids fun activities are free.

Food

Fair scones

BBQ, hearty brats, roasted corn, onion burgers or farm-fresh salads, ice cream, crepes, funnel cake, caramels apples, fudge, cotton candy…are you hungry yet? The smell of fair food is one that brings back nostalgic memories and keeps us coming back for more every year.

Rides

Enjoy many of your favorite rides like the Wild Cat, Giant Slide, C.P. Huntington Train, Extreme Scream, Classic Coaster, Antique Merry-Go-Round and much more. With 43 rides to choose from, there’s something for all ages and adventure levels.

Shopping

Shoppers Unite at the Spring Fair to check out over 300 different vendors all in one convenient location! If you want to shop efficiently, the fairgrounds offer great deals and items to pick from!

Social Media

If you’re a social media lover, check out all the documentation from the 2016 Spring Fair here. It’s sure to get you excited for the fair this year! Check out some of these artsy Instagram pictures that fair goers captured.

You don’t want to miss the Spring Fair! Remember, get your tickets before the 19th for discounted prices! People are drawn to the fair for many different reasons, and whatever yours is, we hope that it is a fun-filled time! The countdown to the fair is on! See you there!

 

Puyallup Events (April 10-16)

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It’s a new week in the City of Puyallup! We hope you had a great weekend packed with fun. Did you make it to the Daffodil Parade downtown? Were you supporting a student marching in the bands, enjoy all the different floats, or see the daffodil court? The parade is a community staple and this year’s parade was wonderful. Who is excited for the Spring Fair? We are! Keep any eye out for information regarding the Spring Fair! I’m sure this is a busy week for many of you with many schools starting spring break and Easter this Sunday! Whatever is in the week ahead, we hope you make it a great one! Keep reading to find out what events are happening in the community!

South Hill Mall Events

Easter Bunny Photos

April 1st-15th, Target Court

Easter Bunny Set Hours

Monday-Thursday 10am-8pm

Friday-Saturday 10am-9pm

Sunday 11am-6pm

Package Pricing

Starts at $27.99 (before tax) and includes 1-5×7, 3-4×6, 4-wallets and a digital copy, which customers can print anywhere. Digital copies are available 24 hours after photo session.

Easter Bash

Saturday, April 15th, 12pm-3pm, Mallwide

Easter Bash is back! Come to South Hill Mall for some FREE Easter fun! Egg Hunts, crafts, face painting, balloon animals, giveaways and more!

Cascade Regional Blood Drive

Saturday, April 15th 10am-2pm

Cascade Regional is back with their quarterly Blood Drive!

Find the Cascade Regional Bus near Applebee’s in the South Hill Mall parking lot from 10 am to 2 pm.

Puyallup Farmers Market

The Puyallup Farmers Market is back up for the season beginning this Saturday, April 15th. Check out all the market has to offer in the Pavillion Park from 9am-2pm. The market is a great place to grab some food, pick up fresh produce, flowers, and some fantastic homemade items. Bring your dog, the kids, strollers, and support this community event!

Puyallup Library 

The Puyallup Public Library is hosting some great events this week! It’s also National Library week in case you didn’t know. We are lucky to live in a community with not only a beautiful library, but great services, staff, and events. Head down to the library and get lost in a good book.

Weather/Parks

Click here for this week’s weather forecast. Make sure to make the most of the sun breaks and hit the trails or parks! Puyallup Parks are a great place to visit in the spring. Each different park offers a different vibe and atmosphere. From family-friendly, to exercise, to biking, to covered in trees, to a little bit of water, Puyallup parks have you covered.

That’s all for Puyallup Events this week! We hope you make it a terrific week. Check in with us next week to see what new events are coming to town. Make sure you notice those Cherry Blossom trees blooming, they make Puyallup beautiful this time of year! Follow us on Twitter or Follow us on Instagram @puyallupwashington. Check in next week for what’s happening on Puyallup.com

Puyallup Events (April 3-9)

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Welcome to a new week City of Puyallup! We hope you had a terrific weekend and are looking forward to a great week ahead. Take a moment to read below and check out the different events happening in Puyallup this week. You are sure to find something for the family, a fun date night, or an evening with the girls. Puyallup is a great city to live in because of the range of activities. Get ready to fill your calendar with some fun events!  In the coming weeks, the Spring Fair will open and the Farmer’s Market will be up and running again. Visit us to learn more about these upcoming activities.

The Daffodil Festival Grand Floral Parade is an annual celebration of the community, history, traditions, and growth, of its home of Pierce County.  The theme for this year’s parade is “Daffodil Paradise.”

Traveling through the four cities of Tacoma, Puyallup, Sumner, and Orting, the Parade consists of over 180 entries, including floats, bands, marching, and mounted units. Linking one generation to another in tradition, floats are decorated with thousands of fresh-cut daffodils, just like the daffodil flowers that grew in the Puyallup Valley since over 80 years ago.

Saturday, April 8, 2017

Parade Start Times:
Tacoma – 10:15 AM
Puyallup – 12:45 PM
Sumner – 2:30 PM
Orting – 5:00 PM

Arbor Day Planting Event

Saturday, April 8, 2017

Volunteer to help plant trees at Dead Man’s Pond Open Space site this Arbor Day, on April 8th. Planting will occur rain or shine. Bring gloves and wear clothes to get dirty in –tools will be provided. Meet in the parking area at 9 am.

Pinot’s Palette 
Have a fun night out with the girls! Painting and wine in one relaxing evening. Spend the night at Pinot’s Palette in the Sunrise Village located on South Hill. Pick your day and time here! Get together with a group of friends and enjoy an evening of painting, chatting, and wine. You will walk away with a new piece of art to either display or give to someone who would appreciate it. There are different painting designs to chose from, so after reviewing the different evenings and options, you should be able to settle on a painting that you would want to create.

WA State Fair 

The nation’s largest off-road show! You can expect to see custom trucks and Jeeps, product demonstrations, factory-direct pricing, manufacturer reps on hand, installation discounts, hourly giveaways, $100,000 + of on-site inventory, and more!

Hours: Saturday, 10am – 4pm & Sunday, 11am – 4pm
Location: Sleep Train ShowPlex – Enter at Blue Gate
Admission: FREE
Website: http://www.4wheelparts.com/info/puyallup-truck-jeep-fest.aspx

South Hill Mall

Easter Bunny Photos

April 1st-15th, Target Court

Easter Bunny Set Hours

Monday-Thursday 10am-8pm

Friday-Saturday 10am-9pm

Sunday 11am-6pm

Package Pricing

Easter Packages start at $19.99 (before tax). This package includes 1-5×7 photo and no digital copies.
The next package is $27.99 (before tax) and includes 1-5×7, 3-4×6, 4-wallets and a digital copy, which customers can print anywhere. Digital copies are available 24 hours after photo session

The Puyallup Washington Public Library is always hosting great events that community members can enjoy. Click here to see what is going on at the library this week.

That’s all for PuyallupEvents this week! We hope you make it a terrific week. Check in with us next week to see what new events are coming to town. Make sure you notice those Cherry Blossom trees blooming, they make Puyallup beautiful this time of year! Follow us on Twitter or Follow us on Instagram @puyallupwashington. Check in next week for what’s happening on Puyallup.com

Puyallup Events (March 27-April 2)

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Welcome to a new week City of Puyallup! We hope you had a terrific weekend and are looking forward to a great week ahead. We are reaching the end of March, and April will be here within the next week. Spring is officially in swing, can you feel the temperatures rising out there? I know many people are excited to see some nicer weather as we head into April. Take a moment to read below and check out the different events happening in Puyallup this week. You are sure to find something for the family, a fun date night, or an evening with the girls. Puyallup is a great city to live in because of the range of activities. Get ready to fill your calendar with some fun events! As always, the Washington State Fair is hosting a variety of events; the South Hill Mall is ushering in Spring with a display of seasonal trends and an opportunity to get pictures with the Easter Bunny, and you can channel your inner artist at Pinot’s Palette. Spring is a great time in the Puyallup community. In the coming weeks, the Spring Fair will open, the Farmer’s Market will be up and running again, and the annual Daffodil Parade will take place. Visit us to learn more about these upcoming activities.

Washington State Fair Events Guide Make sure you read our Fair Guide to learn everything about the Washington State Fair.

Just Between Friends Sale

Just Between Friends is the premier children’s and maternity consignment sale event featuring clothing (infant – teen sizes), toys, furniture, play equipment, baby gear, books, shoes, and more at 50% – 90% off retail prices. Volunteers, consignors, military, first-time-parents, and foster/adoptive families can shop early.

Hours: Thu, Noon-8pm; Fri, 11am-7pm; Sat, 9am-5pm; Sun, 8am-2pm
Location: Pavilion – Enter at Gold Gate
Admission: Thu-Fri – $2, Sat – $1, Sunday – FREE
Event Contact: Allison Stephens
Phone: (253) 778-6885

Gem Faire

Gem Faire is one of the largest gem, jewelry & bead shows in the United States. Gem Faire vendors offer quality merchandise at manufacturers’ prices. You’ll discover fine jewelry, costume jewelry, precious and semi-precious gemstones, millions of beads, sparkling crystals, gold and silver, tools, jewelry supplies, and boxes all under one roof! Gem Faire dealers are direct importers, wholesalers, and manufacturers, so you are buying from the source! Exhibitors from all over the world will be on site. There will also be jewelry repair while you shop and hourly door prizes!

Hours: Fri, Noon-6pm; Sat, 10am-6pm; Sun, 10am-5pm
Location: Expo Hall – Enter at Gold Gate
Admission: Weekend Pass – $7, Kids Ages 12 and under – FREE
Phone: 503-252-8300

NORTHWEST RODARAMA – ROD & CUSTOM SHOW

The indoor car show is featuring 200 + customs, rods, imports, trucks, and motorcycles. Cars are selected from all over the Northwest!

Sponsored by: Sunset Auto Family O’Reily Auto Parts The Vintage Vehicle Show Award Service, Inc. Arrow Lumber The Triple X KZOK Radio

Hours: Sat, 9am – 9pm; Sun, 9am – 5pm
Location: Sleep Train ShowPlex – Enter at Blue Gate
Admission: Adults – $16, Kids 12 & under – free w/ paid adult, Military w/ ID – $13, Seniors (ages 62+) & Students (ages 13-16) -$14

South Hill Mall

Spring Fashion Show

Saturday, April 1st, 1 pm

See the hottest Spring 2017 trends strut down the runway featuring South Hill Mall stores!

Easter Bunny Hops into the South Hill Mall

Saturday, April 1st 11 am

Help us welcome our pal, the Easter Bunny, back to the South Hill Mall! Join us in Center Court for a fabulous Family Magic Show featuring the guest of honor!

Pinot’s Palette

Have a fun night out with the girls! Painting and wine in one relaxing evening. Spend the night at Pinot’s Palette in the Sunrise Village located on South Hill. Pick your day and time here! Get together with a group of friends and enjoy an evening of painting, chatting, and wine. You will walk away with a new piece of art to either display or give to someone who would appreciate it. There are different painting designs to chose from, so after reviewing the different evenings and options, you should be able to settle on a painting that you would want to create.

The Puyallup Washington Public Library is always hosting great events that community members can enjoy. Click here to see what is going on at the library this week.

Weather/Parks

Click here for this weeks weather forecast. Make sure to make the most of the sun breaks and hit the trails or parks! Puyallup Parks are a great place to visit in the spring. Each different parks offer a different vibe and atmosphere. From family-friendly, to exercise, to biking, to covered in trees, to a little bit of water, Puyallup parks have you covered.

That’s all for PuyallupEvents this week! We hope you make it a terrific week. Check in with us next week to see what new events are coming to town. Make sure you notice those Cherry Blossom trees blooming, they make Puyallup beautiful this time of year! Follow us on Twitter or Follow us on Instagram @puyallupwashington. Check in next week for what’s happening on Puyallup.com

Puyallup Events & Activities (March 20th-26th 2017)

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Welcome to the first official day of Spring!  We are going to see cherry blossoms bloom, and our famous daffodils pop up pretty soon! It’s a beautiful time of year in Washington, but especially in Puyallup. We hope that you had a terrific weekend and made the most of the sunshine. It looks like we are going to be seeing some rain clouds this week. Take a moment to read below and check out the different events happening in Puyallup this week. You are sure to find something for the family, a fun date night, or an evening with the girls. Puyallup is a great city to live in because of the range of activities. Get ready to fill your calendar with some fun events! The Washington State Fair, South Hill Mall, Sunrise Village, Downtown Library, and Watson’s Greenhouse are hosting a range of events you are sure to enjoy.

Washington State Fair Events

55TH ANNUAL PUYALLUP ROTARY CRAB FEED & OYSTER DINNER

Benefitting Youth Advocacy in the Puyallup School District. Includes ALL YOU CAN EAT Dungeness Crab, Clam Chowder, Oyster Stew, Potato Soup, Mac and Cheese from HG Bistro, Caeser Salad, Coleslaw, Potato Salad and Hot Dogs!  Also featuring Live Music, RAFFLE PRIZES, Silent Auction and lots more!

Hours: Doors open at 5 pm, food served at 6 pm
Location: Pavilion 1st Floor – Enter at Gold Gate
Admission: Seating is limited. Adults – $40; Seniors 70+ or Non-seafood – $30; Kids under 15 – $15
Websitehttp://www.puyalluprotary.org

EXOTIC BIRD MART & ANIMAL EXPO

Exotic Bird Mart welcomes bird lovers, vendors, breeders, clubs, veterinarians, rescues & avian specialists! Tons of shopping, networking opportunities and new friends by the flock.

Hours: 9am-3pm
Location: Expo Hall – Enter at Gold Gate
Admission: $10, Children 5-10 years $5, Cash only at the gate
Contact: 916-882-9486
Email: info@exoticbirdmart.com
Website: http://www.exoticbirdmart.com

CLAN GORDON PIPE BAND 54TH ANNUAL TARTAN BALL

Come downtown for Semi-formal dance, Scottish pipe band, and Highland dancers. Get ready for an evening of music and fun!

Hours: Starts at 7:30 pm
Location: Pavilion 2nd floor – Enter at Gold Gate
Admission: $25
Contact: Stacey Bradley
Phone: 206-459-5479
Email: aGordon4me@comcast.net
Website: http://www.cgpb.org

Pinot’s Pallette

Have a fun night out with the girls! Painting and wine in one relaxing evening. Spend the evening at Pinot’s Palette in the Sunrise Village located on South Hill. Pick your day and time here! Get together with a group of friends and enjoy an evening of painting, chatting, and wine. You will walk away with a new piece of art to either display or give to someone who would appreciate it. There are different painting designs to chose from, so after reviewing the different evenings and options, you should be able to settle on a painting that you would want to create.

South Hill Mall

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Spring Fashion Show Model Search

Saturday, March 25th, 10:30am-2pm

Model Search for Spring Fashion Show on April 1st, 2017.

Have you ever wanted to be a model?! NOW IS YOUR CHANCE!
Join us in Macy’s Court on Saturday, March 25th for our 2017 Spring Fashion Show Model Search* and Workshop**!!!

Workshop: 10:30am-12pm, $20
Model Search Registration: 12pm-1pm, $10
Model Search: 1pm

*Model Search is required to participate in Fashion Show. All participants must provide a non-returnable photo at registration. There is a $5 charge to have photo taken at registration.

**Workshop is NOT required to participate in Model Search.

ALL SHAPES AND SIZES WELCOME!
CASH ONLY!

Meet the 2017 Daffodil Court

Sunday, March 26th 11am-3pm

Hear ye, hear ye! The 2017 Daffodil Court will be at the South Hill Mall between 11 am and 2 pm! Bring the little ones for crafts, a photo booth, and more!

Watson’s Greenhouse

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 Saturday March 25th-26th

This weekend is all about herbs! We will have fresh herbs in stock and ready to plant!

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 Sunday March 26th 11am-12pm

If you’re into growing organic food, then this is an hour you won’t want to miss! Join Randy Ritchie, founder of Malibu Compost, to learn the tricks to maximizing the production and quality of your organic veggie garden.

Puyallup Washington Library

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The Puyallup Washington Public Library is always hosting great events that community members can enjoy. Click here to see what is going on at the library this week.

Weather

Click here for this weeks weather forecast. Make sure to make the most of the sun breaks and hit the trails or parks!

That’s all for Puyallup this week! Follow us on Twitter or Follow us on Instagram @puyallupwashington. Check in next week for what’s happening on Puyallup.com!

Puyallup Events (March 13-19)

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Welcome to a new week! We hope you had a great weekend and are ready to take on the week ahead. Read below to learn about the different events taking place in Puyallup this week. The Washington State Fair, South Hill Mall, Sunrise Village, and the Downtown Library are hosting a range of events you are sure to enjoy. 

Washington State Fair Events 

Almost Spring Swap Meet and Car Show- March 18 & 19

Gallopin Gertie’s Model A Club presents their annual swap meet and vintage car show. Car enthusiasts will find antique and classic car parts, bikes and other collectibles.

Hours: Sat, 8am-5pm; Sun, 9am-3pm
Location: Sleep Train ShowPlex – Enter at Blue Gate
Admission: Saturday – $5, Sunday – $3
Websitehttps://sites.google.com/site/gertieas/home/almost-spring-swap-meet

Crossroads Doll and Teddybear Show- March 18 & 19

A fun event for the whole family! Dolls, teddy bears, toys, miniatures, furniture, clothes, and accessories. You will see examples of antique, modern and the carefully hand-crafted.

Sat, 10am – 4pm (early birds, 8:30am-10am); Sunday, 10am – 3pm
Location: Expo Hall – Enter at Gold Gate
Admission:
Adult Saturday Early Bird Admission (8:30am-10am) – $10
Adult Regular Admission (Saturday after 10 am & Sunday): $8
Kids 12 & under – $4

2017 GPPA Gold and Treasure Expo- March 18 & 19

Learn to pan for real gold! There will be seminars on a range of topics for all levels of experience on prospecting basics and locations. Check out the latest and greatest in new gold prospecting equipment. Don’t miss thousands of dollars worth of equipment raffled off each day. Open to the public and fun for the whole family.

Hours: Saturday: 10:00am – 5:00 pm, Sunday – 10:00am – 4:00pm
Location: Pavilion
Enter at Gold Gate
Admission: General Admission – $10, Kids 12 & Under – FREE

South Hill Mall Events 

Book Signing with Steven Curtis Chapman

Friday, March 17th 12pm-2pm

Join Spirit 105.3 and meet American Christian singer-songwriter Steven Curtis Chapman at South Hill Mall in Center Court on Friday, March 17th between 12 pm and 2 pm!

Steven will be signing his new book “Between Heaven & the Real World: My Story,” which will also be available for purchase by Life Way Books. Purchase is not necessary to participate in meet and greet.

Cub Scouts Annual Pinewood Derby 

Saturday, March 18th, 10am-5pm

2017 Cub Scouts Pinewood Derby in Center Court!

Pinot’s Pallette

Painting and wine in one relaxing evening. Spend the evening at Pinot’s Palette in the Sunrise Village located on South Hill. Pick your day and time here! Get together with a group of friends and enjoy an evening of painting, chatting, and wine. You will walk away with a new piece of art to either display or give to someone who would appreciate it. There are different painting designs to chose from, so after reviewing the different evenings and options, you should be able to settle on a painting that you would want to create.

Puyallup Library

The Puyallup Public Library is always hosting great events that community members can enjoy. Click here to see what is going on at the library this week.

Weather

Click here for this weeks weather forecast. Make sure to make the most of the sun breaks and hit the trails or parks!

That’s all for Puyallup this week! Follow us on Twitter or Follow us on Instagram @puyallupwashington. Check in next week for what’s happening in Puyallup!

Puyallup’s Salmon Forecast This Year – 2017

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Puyallup River Fishing Forecast 2017

Looks like it’s going to be an exciting year for all you Puyallup fishing fans. New data was just released from State Fish and Wildlife and it forecasts Coho will experience an dramatic increase compared to last years data. Last years numbers were 87,359 wild and 168,585 hatchery and this years numbers are expected to be 267,745 wild and 291,301 hatchery.

Overall it is good news. It’s up 6% from the 10 year average and looking at the hatchery element it is up 118% from just last year. Aaron Dufault, a state Fish and Wildlife biologist, stated, “The 2017 chinook forecast is a mixed bag for Puget Sound, and most Puget Sound wild stocks had decent returns (last year) based on the 10-year average”. He also confirmed by saying, “We are in a slightly better situation (for hatchery returns) than the 2016 forecast”.

Salmon Forecast 2017 Chart
Copyrighted: fishingthepuyallup.blogspot.com “Salmon Forecast 2017 Chart”

Pink Salmon numbers are sharply down but still over a million (1,150,522 to be exact). The Pink Salmon 2015 forecast was 6 million+. The Puyallup river system specifically is 382,301 (1.24-million in 2013 and 837,967 in 2015).

One of the best areas on the Puyallup River to fish for pink salmon is near 11th Ave. There typically are a lot of people in this area but check it out if it’s your first time. Also make sure to read the local regulations and get permission if you’re parking on your neighbors property.

Want more information about the Puyallup fishing scene? Check out Fishingthepuyallup.blogspot.com.

Puyallup Florists

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Puyallup is lucky enough to have well-established florists in the community. Flowers are an important part of many occasions. From celebrations, funerals, dances, or just a kind gesture, flowers are a great way to say something without having to say anything at all. Below you will find some of the most popular florists in the Puyallup Area serving both downtown and South Hill.

Buds and Blooms

Buds and Blooms on South Hill in Puyallup, WA, is a family owned business that has been serving Puyallup Valley customers for over 30 years. They service and deliver to Graham, Edgewood, Federal Way, Auburn, Spanaway, Parkland, and Tacoma. They have a friendly staff of experienced and friendly designers, to assist you at any time with their custom design work for weddings, funerals, holidays or special occasions. Buds and Blooms carry a wide variety of fresh flowers, plants, European basket gardens, gifts, candles, balloons, stuffed animals to delight anyone. Their specialty is their selection of gourmet Seattle Chocolates and Chocolate Truffles, in many sizes.

3924 S. Meridian Puyallup WA 98374

(253) 848-8957

southhillbudsandblooms@gmail.com

Lady Bug Florist

The Lady Bug Florist is a local Puyallup, WA florist with over 30 years’ experience in delivering courteous and professional service, along with the highest quality floral and gift items around.

Owner and designer, Marilee Johnson invites you to order Monday through Friday 8:00 to 5:00 and Saturday 8:00 to 3:00. The staff is ready to assist you with placing orders for local delivery or anywhere in the world. Not sure what to send? Let them offer some creative suggestions.

Wedding & Special Event Flowers with The Lady Bug Florist designing the bouquets and arrangements, your wedding is sure to be a “blooming success!” Call in advance at (253) 359-5268 and schedule a consultation with one a talented floral expert. They also offer on-site decorating and corporate event planning as well.

Address: 6017 85th St E, Puyallup, WA 98371

Phone: (253) 359-5268

Benton’s Twin Cedars Florist

Benton’s Twin Cedars Florist is committed to offering only the finest floral arrangements and gifts, backed by service that is friendly and prompt. Shop hours are 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday and from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. on Saturday. Closed on Sundays.

To help assure on-time delivery during the busy holiday season, place your order at least 2 days prior to the following major holidays: Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, New Year’s Day, Valentine’s Day, Easter, Administrative Professionals Week, Mother’s Day, Memorial Day, Father’s Day, Independence Day and Labor Day. This shop will always be closed on the following holidays: Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, New Year’s Day, Easter, Mother’s Day, Memorial Day Father’s Day, Independence Day and Labor Day.

Address: 724 E Main Ave, Puyallup, WA 98372

Phone: (253) 845-9573

You should have no problem getting your needs met with so many great florists nearby!

Puyallup Events March 6-12

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Happy Monday, and welcome to a new week in Puyallup. We hope you’ve had your Monday cup of coffee and are ready to take on a new week. It was a bit chilly in Puyallup this morning, and some of you saw a small snow dusting! Check out the different events happening in the community this week.

Pinot’s Pallette Painting and wine in one relaxing evening. Spend the evening at Pinot’s Palette in the Sunrise Village located on South Hill. Pick your day and time here! Get together with a group of friends and enjoy an evening of painting, chatting, and wine. You will walk away with a new piece of art to either display or give to someone who would appreciate it. There are different painting designs to chose from, so after reviewing the different evenings and options, you should be able to settle on a painting that you would want to create.

Healthy Family Expo-South Hill Mall Saturday, March 11th 11am-4pm Join us for our annual Healthy Family Expo Sponsored by Showcase Magazine in Center Court! Vendors, goodies and so much more. Swag Bags for the first 200 registered guests!

Weather Update It’s going to be a rainy week in Puyallup. Some of you might have woken up to a sprinkle of snow! Check out this week’s forecast here.

Van Lierop Park Master Planning

In the East Valley area of the City, to the east of Shaw Road and north of Pioneer Avenue are 18 acres of land purchased by the City in 2015. This area is one of the few remaining areas within the City that could be developed into a community park with space to potentially include multiple sports fields. The City is currently developing a Master Plan for this site to discover what recreational opportunities would best fit the location and the community. The Master Planning process will establish the programs and layout for Van Lierop Park. The process establishes the framework within which smaller projects (phases) can be designed, funded and constructed. Working with the community and stakeholders, staff and the consultant team MIG-SVR will draft the Puyallup Community’s desired program for the park, establish priority elements and recommend a phasing approach. This is your opportunity to share your thoughts and ideas on this project.

Date:
March 9, 2017
Time:
6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Location:
5th Floor Puyallup City Hall (Council Chambers)

Washington State Fair Events

The 2017 Alliance Northwest Training Event & Trade Show is the largest business-to-government connection in the Pacific Northwest. This event features keynote speakers, high-quality workshops, and matchmaking sessions with government agencies and prime contractors. Alliance is the place to strengthen established relationships, explore other government contracting opportunities and teaming opportunities, and hear the marketplace’s latest news and trends from expert workshop speakers.

The Northwest’s largest St. Paddy’s day weekend festival is coming to the Washington State Fair Events Center. Enjoy live entertainment from Celtic bands to tribute rock bands, all your favorite European beers, Irish whiskey, food, games, bagpipers, Leprechauns, shamrocks and shenanigans!  

Watson’s Greenhouse The spring season is not too far down the road. Watson’s Greenhouse is a great resource to meet all your plant and nursery needs. This weekend they are hosting a Fruit Festival and Fruit Tree Planning workshop. They are also hosting a seminar on bringing beneficial mason bees into your garden. Stop by and check out this Puyallup gem.

That’s all for Puyallup this week! Follow us on Twitter or Follow us on Instagram @puyallupwashington. Check in next week for what’s happening in Puyallup!

 

Inexpensive yet Thoughtful Gifts and Ideas for Valentine’s Day

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Happy-valentines-day-2014Showing your love for someone for Valentine’s Day doesn’t have to involve showering that person with a lot of expensive gifts. There is an inundation of advertising for expensive jewelry, expensive flowers and expensive gifts leading up to February 14th. But don’t be fooled by all these ads, the best gifts usually are the ones that come from the heart or gifts that show that a lot of thought went into it. People incorrectly assume that Valentine’s Day is about the gifts, but it is really about celebrating the love between two people. Whether it be the love in a romantic relationship, the love for a family member, or the love you have for your best friend, Valentine’s Day is the time to show those people your affection for them. Stumped for ideas? Here are some thoughtful gifts ideas to help you celebrate Valentine’s Day with loved ones without breaking the bank.

Technology is everywhere. We can’t escape it and it definitely can create a barrier between two people. Statistics say that Americans spend at least 4.7 hours per day on their phones. That is an awful lot of time spent not interacting with loved ones. This year for Valentine’s Day, give the gift of undivided attention. Put away the electronics and spend time with a loved one. Offer 24 hours of no tech and make the most of that time and have a deep conversation with the person you love.

Scavenger hunts are a fun way to spend a day. For Valentine’s Day, create a scavenger hunt that celebrates your love for your partner by taking them down a trip through memory lane. Create clues that will take your partner to all your favorite date spots, or maybe to the spot where you first kissed, or told them that you loved them. This sweet way to commemorate your love will be very much appreciated by your partner. Not only will it show that your loved one that you remember all your most important shared memories but it will also renew a romantic spark.

Puyallup might be a smaller city but it is full of history and charm Oftentimes, it is difficult to get out enjoy the city or take the time to visit the museums or historical places of significance because of time. Take this Valentine’s Day to explore the city and be a tourist with your loved one. Get to know the history of the city and enjoy your surroundings. Visit the Meeker Manson for Valentine’s Day tea or take a romantic walk through one of the gorgeous parks in Puyallup. Puyallup is known for some of the best antique shops in the state so make sure to take a stroll through history at one of the many shops at antique row.

The city of Puyallup is lucky to have such a wonderful library. Take time this Valentine’s Day to visit the Puyallup library. Located on South Meridian, the library is the best place to get free movies and books to enjoy with your significant other. Rent romantic books to read to one another. The library is also good for some classic, romantic movies like Casablanca or Sleepless in Seattle. Snuggle up on this stormy Valentine’s Day with some hot chocolate and a good classic book or movie!

People love compliments and your loved one is no exception. The most romantic way to give a compliment to your partner is through the Love Jar. Find a jar and cover it with cutout hearts and a sign that says “Love Jar”. Write out individual compliments on separate pieces of paper. Put all those love notes into the jar and seal it up. You can put as many compliments into the jar as you want. You can even put 365 of them into the jar and have your partner pull one out every day. A daily reminder of the reason why you love someone is a far better gift of expensive flowers or chocolates.

The weather in Washington is always unpredictable especially during the month of February. Staying indoors during this time of year and staying warm is always a good idea. For those of you who don’t want to brave the outdoors during Valentine’s Day, staying indoors and having a romantic picnic is a lovely and relaxing way to spend the holiday. Not only is a picnic less effort than a home cooked meal, but snuggling up and eating on a blanket, inside under candlelight is very romantic. Pack a picnic basket, lay out a blanket, and light some candles and enjoy the intimate setting of an indoor picnic.

No matter how you decide to spend Valentine’s Day, a thoughtful gift is always the best way to go. It is important to remember that the holiday is all about spending time with loved ones. The city of Puyallup has so much to offer when it comes to spending a romantic evening with the person you love. Tweet us and let us know what your plans are for Valentine’s Day!

 

Headed Towards Foreclosure? Call Cash Me Out!

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Facing foreclosure can be extremely stressful and challenging. Cash Me Out Northwest is a local real estate liquidation company ready to buy your home even if you are facing foreclosure. Cash Me Out Northwest is a local real estate buying company that works with clients on no-hassle, stress-free property liquidation. They want to help you unload residential properties that have become a financial burden. You don’t have to pay any fix-up costs or fees; they cash you out in as little as 5 business days.

You may have run into the issue of foreclosure for a number of reasons. If you are behind on payments because of a lost a job, unforeseen expenses, mortgage terms have stretched you too thin, whatever the case is, Cash Me Out Northwest wants to step in and help. Look at the statistics below to see foreclosure trends in Washington state in 2016. Cash Me Out Northwest buys houses in Pierce, Thurston, Mason, King, and Kitsap County. The counties with the highest percentages of foreclosures below are Pierce, Thurston, and Mason. 

(http://www.realtytrac.com/statsandtrends/foreclosuretrends/wa)

Cash Me Out Northwest has the real estate knowledge, legal resources, and funds available to solve most real estate problems to buy your house for cash from you in one easy transaction. Their team of professional home-buyers have worked with clients for over ten years. They follow a three-step process to determine how to help you best.

  1. Plan on a 20-minute phone call where we take the time to learn everything we can about you and your house.
  2. We visit the home and do a walkthrough of both the inside and outside to get a better idea of the value of the property.
  3. Based on the evaluation, we make a cash offer within 24 hours. No hassles and no haggling. Our first offer is our best and final offer. There are no hidden fees or costs. Our offer is the amount you will net from the sale. Based on the offer, you can decide if it works for you.

If your home or property is being foreclosed on, give Cash Me Out Northwest a call to see if they can help you!

Puyallup Events (Feb 6-12)

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Snow alert! What a crazy start to the week. Some parts of Puyallup got up to a foot of snow while it looked like the valley only received a small dusting. The Puyallup School District is having a snow day, so we might be seeing snowmen pop up around the community. Are you excited to have snowball fights, make snow angels, and sled? Or would you rather cozy up to the fireplace with a good book? Either way, the snow has made an impact on this week. We hope you bundle up and stay safe and warm. Read below to find out what is happening in the community.

Washington State Fair Events

Corvette and High-Performance Meet

This 900+ booth automotive swap meet features new and used cars and parts, with a focus on Corvettes and Muscle Cars. Activities include two special invitation displays featuring primarily Corvettes and Muscle Cars, next generation exhibition, and valve cover races.  Check the Corvette & High-Performance website for more details. A Northwest automotive social event like no other!

Hours: Fri, 2pm – 6:30pm; Sat, 8am – 4pm;
Location: Sleep Train ShowPlex, Pavilion, Centennial Building, Show Arena
Enter at Blue or Gold Gate
Admission: Fri. $12, Sat. – $11

Pinspiration Market

Our first ever Pinspiration Market! We will be bringing Pinterest to life with a market full of things you love to pin. Over 100 booths of pinspiration all under one roof! If you spend your time filling your Pinterest boards with different crafts, fashion inspiration, quotes, and everything that makes Pinterest the fascinating hub that it is, you will enjoy this event. See Pinterest come to life at this market!

Hours: Friday 6pm – 9pm, Saturday 10am – 4pm
Location: AgriPlex – Enter at Green Gate (See Interactive Map)
Admission: Friday Night Early Buying – $15 (good for both days) Tickets purchased online in advance will get you in at 5:30 pm! Tickets will be available for purchase at the door ($15) at 6 pm.
Website: www.pinspirationmarket.com

Puyallup Public Library

The Puyallup Public Library is hosting different events on Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday this week.

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Pinot’s Palette

Painting and wine in one relaxing evening. Spend the evening at Pinot’s Palette in the Sunrise Village located on South Hill. Pick your day and time here! Get together with a group of friends and enjoy an evening of painting, chatting, and wine. You will walk away with a new piece of art to either display or give to someone who would appreciate it. There are different painting designs to chose from, so after reviewing the different evenings and options, you should be able to settle on a painting that you would want to create.

Just a reminder….

Chick-fil-A is coming to Puyallup! The new location is on South Hill across from the mall and opens February 9th. The first 100 customers will get special deals for a year.

High School Winter Sports

With the cold winter months in full swing, indoor winter sports are a great way for students to stay active and busy. Check out the different schools and teams and go out and support a student you know in the community. You can find the different sports, teams, and times here on the SPSL (South Puget Sound League) website.

That’s all for Puyallup this week! Follow us on Twitter or Follow us on Instagram @puyallupwashington. Check in next week for what’s happening in Puyallup!

Valentine’s Day Events and Activities in the Puyallup Area

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happy valentine's dayValentine’s day is such a special day for most couples. It is a night filled with romance and fun and a great holiday to celebrate your love for one another. Being in love is definitely worth celebrating and the city of Puyallup has a lot to offer for couples and families who want to observe this celebration of love. Here is a list of fun or romantic events and activities to help make planning your Valentine’s Day easier.

The Puyallup Activity Center is hosting a St. Valentine’s Day Party for the seniors in the city. This fun party starts at 11:00 am on Friday, February 10th at the Pioneer Park Pavilion. The Activity Center is excited to present “The Fun Singers” who will be performing along with the Sa’Diyah Belly Dancers for a fun filled hour of entertainment for the seniors. Entertainment is from 11:00 am until 12:00 pm with a lunch from 12:00 pm until 12:30 pm. There will be a raffle drawing at 12:30 pm. Remember to show your festive Valentine’s spirit by wearing Red, Pink or White! Also, please bring some canned food or a monetary donation to donate to the Puyallup Food Bank.

The South Hill Mall wants to help you save some money on a Valentine’s Day dinner. When you spend $75 at South Hill Mall between 2/1/17-2/14/17, bring your receipts to Customer Service at the mall and get $10 off at The Olive Garden and Famous Dave’s. Both restaurants would be a perfect place for a Valentine’s Day date. The vouchers are only valid at South Hill Mall locations ONLY. Receipts must also reflect same day sales. Online purchases are not eligible. Please know that you can only get one voucher pack per customer, per day.

Looking for a fun Valentine’s day event for your little ones? On February 14th at 10:00 am, the Puyallup Public Library is partnering with Children’s Museum Tacoma to bring Puyallup families the fun-filled event “Play to Learn”. This free program is designed to make learning fun for children. Play to Learn is for parents, grandparents, neighbors, family, and friends who nurture children ages six and under. The curriculum will include individual play, fun group activities, songs, and a whole group circle time for children and adults to enjoy together. Come visit the Puyallup Library on Valentine’s Day for a wonderful time for the whole family.

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The Meeker Mansion hosts a delightful tea service and their Valentine’s Day tea service is a fun and historical way to celebrate Valentine’s Day. Come enjoy some cucumber sandwiches, scones, tarts, lemon bread, pumpkin bread, fruit of the season, and tea served in English Bone China cups and a tour of the mansion. Step back in time and learn about the history of the city of Puyallup. History buffs and old-fashioned romantics will love this traditional event. Reservations are required for the Tea and the cost is $12 per person. Tea time is at 1:30 pm. Make sure to reserve your spot in advance.

Valentine’s Day is a celebration not only for the love for your family, husband or loved ones but it can also be a celebration of your love for your puppy. On February 11th from noon until 3:00 pm, the PetSmart in Puyallup is hosting the Puppy Love event for all those pet lovers and their puppies. Show your new furry friend love by learning the five secrets to puppy love and happiness through a KONG demonstration and get free GREENIES samples. There is a coupon giveaway along with an opportunity to create your own Valentine’s Day paw print keepsake, while supplies last.

Life is busy and time to unwind is rare. There is no better time to relax than on Valentine’s Day. Local spa Arabella Vitall, offers a popular couples package to help couples relax and enjoy each other’s company. The romantic spa date starts off with a soak in a private aromatherapy bath surrounded by candlelight while you both get to sip on sparkling cider. After a relaxing soak in the bath, you and your partner will enjoy a side-by-side couple’s massage. The Valentine’s Day package costs $209 and each couple will receive two keepsake champagne glasses. Reservations are required in advance and space is limited so make sure to call and reserve your spot today!

Valentine's Day couples massage

For the avid runners out there, The Valentine’s Day 5k Run on Ruston Way in Tacoma is a very athletic way to celebrate the holiday. This is a down and back run along Ruston Way, beginning at the park near the Point Ruston sprayground. The race, on Saturday, February 11th at 8:00 am, will also feature a kids dash that is a one-mile dash for the children. Check in for the race starts at 7:00 am. For the 5k the cost to register will be $20 until February 5th, then $25 from February 6-9th and $30 on the day of the race. For the Kids Dash, the cost to run is $10 through February 5th, $15 from February 6th-9th and then $20 on the day of the race. If you are looking for a healthy way to celebrate Valentine’s Day, make sure to sign up for this run!

Valentine’s Day is right around the corner and if you don’t have plans it is time to make them! Events and restaurants book up quickly for this romantic holiday. If you are looking for a restaurant in the Puyallup area, make sure to check out OpenTable to see which restaurants still have open reservations for that night. We hope that you and your loved ones have a perfectly romantic Valentine’s Day!

Valentine's day dinner

Puyallup Events (Jan 30-Feb 5)

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Welcome to a new week in Puyallup, we hope you had a great weekend. The Washington State Fair was bustling downtown with the Sportsmen’s Show, sports teams were practicing at Sparks Stadium, Anthem Coffee was packed, and the weekend vibe was in full gear. Now that we are back to the work week read below to get inspired and add a fun event to your schedule. Will it be finding old collectibles, painting, having high tea, or learning how to run a business? 

South Hill Library 

Join a local business coach and representatives from the U.S. Small Business Administration and Pierce County Library System as they walk you through what it really takes to start and run a business. Whether you are purchasing a company, starting a new venture, or seeking a franchise award, you’ll learn whether starting a business is right for you at this time in your life and in this economic cycle. Thinking about going into business for yourself?

America’s Largest Antique and Collectible Show

America’s Largest Antique and Collectible Show is taking place at the Washington State Fair Event Center this weekend. The largest Antique & Collectible Show in the Puget Sound happens twice a year with 400 booths of all vintage items. Unique finds include vintage clothing, estate jewelry, furniture, decorative items, pottery, costume jewelry, glass repair, clocks, watches, kitchenware, art deco, dolls, toys from the 1880s to 1970s, vintage tribal art, Parrish & Fox prints, rare books and much more.

Pinot’s Palette 

Painting and wine in one relaxing evening. Spend the evening at Pinot’s Palette in the Sunrise Village located on South Hill. Pick your day and time here! Get together with a group of friends and enjoy an evening of painting, chatting, and wine. You will walk away with a new piece of art to either display or give to someone who would appreciate it. There are different painting designs to chose from, so after reviewing the different evenings and options, you should be able to settle on a painting that you would want to create.

 

New Food in Puyallup

Puyallup is known for family-friendly restaurants. But recently a few new places have popped up that are worth trying out. British Bites downtown will be an experience that transports you from Puyallup to England. If you are looking for something unique and enjoy exploring different cultures, give this place a try! The Hub is now open in  Puyallup. The Hub is your neighborhood pub and the favorite hangout for locals and visitors alike! They are known for craft beer and signature thin-crust, artisan style pizzas, Mediterranean flavors in their pasta, sandwiches, and salads. Fueled by great beer, good times, and community connection, this is The Hub! Chick-fil-A is coming to Puyallup! The new location is on South Hill across from the mall and opens February 9th. The first 100 customers will get special deals for a year.

Weather 

Click here for this weeks weather forecast. Make sure to make the most of the sun breaks and hit the trails or parks!

Puyallup Public Library

The Puyallup Public Library is always hosting great events that community members can enjoy. Click here to see what is going on at the library this week.

High School Winter Sports

With the cold winter months in full swing, indoor winter sports are a great way for students to stay active and busy. Check out the different schools and teams and go out and support a student you know in the community. You can find the different sports, teams, and times here on the SPSL (South Puget Sound League) website.

That’s all for Puyallup this week! Follow us on Twitter or Follow us on Instagram @puyallupwashington. Check in next week for what’s happening in Puyallup! Make it a terrific week.

 

The Best Tips for Selling your Home in Puyallup

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After the deep freeze we have been experiencing in the Northwest, it is nice to see some sunshine in the forecast. Since the sun is starting to come out, it is time to start getting your home ready for the market if you are planning to sell this spring. The market is crazy right now and on average, a home gets at least 3 offers within 24 hours of being listed but that is only if the home is in market ready condition. If you have ever wanted to sell your home, now is the time. It can be quite pricey to hire companies to stage the home or update it to get it market ready. However, there are simple and budget-friendly ways to update the home and then stage it for potential buyers. These inexpensive tips and tricks can be the difference between your house sitting on the market for 7 days or 70 days.

A major selling point to potential buyers is an updated kitchen. When updating the house, always put the kitchen first. Many agents say that you aren’t selling the home, you are selling the kitchen. The kitchen is the focal point of the whole home and the benefits of remodeling your kitchen can make the difference of about $10,000 in the listing price. An outdated kitchen can turn off potential buyers and a few simple fixes can include repainting the kitchen in a neutral color and adding inexpensive hardware. There cabinet repainting kits that can help you give your kitchen cabinets a new, fresh look. Giving your kitchen a neutral makeover can help the potential buyers envision their own style in the kitchen.

Minor repairs can also make a huge difference when it comes to attracting a buyer. Small details can turn buyers off because all they can think about it how that is just another thing that they will have to fix themselves after the exhaustive process of moving. Also, making minor repairs is a lot cheaper than a major overhaul and sometimes if you dump a lot of money into high-cost upgrades, chances are you will not get a good return on your investment. Paint the interior with neutral colors like eggshell and taupe to help create a backdrop that inspires the imagination of the buyers. Replace door handles, clean the grout in the bathroom, and fix any cracked tiles or leaky faucets. These small upgrades will help get your home market ready quickly and cheaply.

Once the upgrades have been completed, it is time to prep the home for staging. The first step in prepping is to completely let go of the idea that this is your home. This act of disassociation will help to get you into the selling mindset. Picture yourself handing over the keys to the new owners and make the mental decision that you will be moving into a new home. Say good-bye to the house and the great memories that were created there. Always remember to look towards to the future and not the past.

Once the kitchen has been updated and the minor changes have been made, it is time to get the home prepared for staging. The biggest aspect of getting your home ready for the sale, is to de-personalize the home. Carefully pack up all those personal photographs and family heirlooms. You want the potential buyers to envision their own personalized touches in the house to help them see themselves living there. Also, de-cluttering the home will also help create a clean slate for the buyer’s imagination. People end up accumulating a lot of stuff over the years and their homes and become full of excess things. De-cluttering will not only help make your move easier but will also help create that clean slate discussed above. The best way to approach the de-cluttering process, the KonMari method is the most comprehensive method of letting go of your stuff and getting organized. The KonMari method to tidying up revolves around the concept of purging those items that do not bring you joy. This no-excuse elimination process will help get your home ready for the market. If there are items that you absolutely must keep, then rent a storage unit to store the extra items that you wish to keep for your new home.

Once all the clutter and the personal items are gone, it is time to clean your home until it sparkles. When an agent starts bringing buyers into the house, those buyers go through everything. They will open the fridge and pull back the shower curtain. An unsightly home can turn off potential buyers so make sure to wash the windows, re-caulk tubs, shower and sinks, wax the floors, polish any chrome or stainless steel surfaces and dust everywhere. Also, we end up getting used to certain smells in our house but that doesn’t mean that the general public will enjoy those smells. Banish those smells with a neutral smelling air deodorizer. A clean home is easier to sell and will cut the time it sits on the market in half.

After these changes have been made, it is time to list the home. Working with a listing agent that you trust is key to making sure that your home sells quickly and efficiently. If you need to stage the home, make sure to keep it simple. Once again, the goal is to give the home a neutral tone to help the buyers envision their stuff inside the home. These simple yet effective tips will help you to sell your home quickly. If you are looking for an agent, make sure to contact us!

Puyallup Events (Jan 23-29)

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It’s a new week in Puyallup. Check out the different events happening in the community! 

Sportsmen’s Show

It’s where the great outdoors comes indoors! Western Washington’s only Sportsmen’s Show features over 150 hours of free “how to” seminars, the one-of-a-kind indoor “Steelhead River,” camp cooking demonstrations, the Kid’s Free Trout Pond, the “Head & Horns” competition and much more. This event is family-friendly and also good for those who want to be a bit more adventurous in nature. It’s the perfect time to begin planning outdoor adventures with professional guides, outfitters and other resources to assist in making fishing, hunting and wildlife-watching trips a reality. We live in an amazing area of the world where the great outdoors is very accessible. Areas of interest include hunting, fishing, camping, guides and outfitters, resorts & lodges from western US, Canada & internationally, boats, RVs, 4×4’s, wildlife art, pack equipment, hunting dogs, 3D archery, horse and mule packing, and casting pools. If you love the outdoors, this event is not to be missed! The event begins Wednesday and runs through Sunday evening!

Hours: Wed – Fri, 12pm – 8pm; Sat, 10am – 8pm; Sun, 10am – 4pm
Location: Sleep Train ShowPlex – Enter at Blue Gate
Website: http://www.thesportshows.com

Feed My Starving Children- Mobile Pack

FMSC is a global Christian hunger charity that donates nutritious, dehydrated MannaPack meals to missions running orphanages, schools, clinics, and feeding programs in nearly 70 countries. MobilePack program connects volunteers from across the United States to children across the world. We invite you to participate in these events by packing food or donating funds. This is a great way to give back and help those less fortunate.
Hours: January 27 at 12:00 pm to January 28 at 6:00 pm
Location: AgriPlex – Enter at Green Gate

Website: https://give.fmsc.org/puyallup/events/1701-246me-puyallup-wa-greg-cyndi-helle-mobilepack/e98262

Puyallup Public Library

Check out the calendar of Puyallup library events. This week the library is hosting:

24 -Tuesday
25 – Wednesday
26- Thursday
27- Friday
28- Saturday

High School Winter Sports

With the cold winter months in full swing, indoor winter sports are a great way for students to stay active and busy. Check out the different schools and teams and go out and support a student you know in the community. You can find the different sports, teams, and times here on the SPSL (South Puget Sound League) website.

Pinot’s Palette 

Painting and wine in one relaxing evening. Spend an evening at Pinot’s Palette in the Sunrise Village located on South Hill. Pick your evening here!

South Hill Mall 

Brawl at the Mall

Friday, January 27th 7 pm

Come out and support Rogers High School Rams Wrestling Team as they compete against Kentridge High School. Bring your canned food to help the Puyallup Food Bank restock after the holidays.

 

Cascade Regional Blood Drive 

Saturday, January 28th, 10am-2pm

Donate Blood on the Cascade Regional Bus located near Applebee’s!

Weather update

Have you enjoyed the warmer weather or do you miss the cold temperature and clear sky? With the temperature rise, it’s time to get back outside again! Check out local parks and trails to stay active in the winter!

That’s all for Puyallup this week! Follow us on Twitter or Follow us on Instagram @puyallupwashington. Check in next week for what’s happening in Puyallup! Make it a terrific week.

 

Puyallup Events (Jan 16-22)

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Washington State Fair 

Choo choo! Are you a fan of trains? The World’s Greatest Hobby on Tour showcases the hobby of model railroading at the Washington State Fair. Sponsored by the Hobby Manufacturer’s Association – Model Railroad Division and by the World’s Greatest Hobby Program. The show is intended to introduce the general public to model railroading in an entertaining, lively and family-friendly atmosphere.

Hours: Saturday 10am – 6pm, Sunday 10am – 5pm
Location: Sleep Train ShowPlex – Enter at Blue Gate
Admission: $6.95 – $11.95

Pinot’s Palette 

Painting and wine in one relaxing evening. Spend an evening at Pinot’s Palette in the Sunrise Village located on South Hill. Pick your evening here!

South Hill Mall

Ladies Shop and Shake

Saturday, January 21st 11am-4pm

Grab your girlfriends and enjoy local vendors, pampering, food, and so much more! Sponsored by Showcase Magazine and KMPS! DeAnna with KMPS will be on site with her Boot Boogie Babes teaching line dancing!

Puyallup Library Events

Check out the calendar of Puyallup library events. This week the library is hosting:

Puyallup Community Event

The Karshner Museum and Center for Culture and Arts in Puyallup presents a free community event, “Stories of Our Lives.” The event will feature acclaimed storytellers Roger Fernandes and Eva Abrams. Book-It Theatre will perform a children’s theater piece based on the award winning book – “Going Somewhere Special.” Humanities Washington speaker Anu Taranath will present a program on how kids and adults both can use children’s books from around the globe to navigate our complicated world. The event will also include crafts of fun books, masks, and pop-ups. Special guests will be on hand to read their favorite children’s books aloud. For a fun weekend event with your kids, this event is not to be missed and sure to get you thinking.

Date: January 21, 2017
Time: 12:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Location: Karshner Museum and Center for Culture and Arts
Address:309 4th ST NE, Puyallup, WA 98372
Puyallup, WA 98371
Contact:253-841-8748
Cost: Free

 Daffodil Valley Volkssport Walk

Looking for a way to get active and make friends along the way? This week join the Puyallup area walking club for a stroll in downtown Tacoma.

Schedule
• Wed 1/11/17 at 9:15 am 
• Wed 1/18/17 at 9:15 am

An excerpt from the club website below:

“Walks are designed to appeal to everyone in safe, stress-free environments.  Walks are non-competitive, and participants walk at their pace.  Many walks can be done with strollers. Everyone is Welcome!  You do not need to be a member of DVVA or any volkssport club to enjoy our walks. We will meet at the Spar Coffee Bar, 2123 N 30th, Tacoma at 9:15 a.m. Register inside, then meet outside the store. We start at the Spar but head down to walk along Ruston Way. This walk is entirely along the Tacoma waterfront going to the newly developed Japanese Park and Pagoda then to the Point Ruston area passing parks and restaurants.”

High School Winter Sports

With the cold winter months in full swing, indoor winter sports are a great way for students to stay active and busy. Check out the different schools and teams and go out and support a student you know in the community. You can find the different sports, teams, and times here on the SPSL (South Puget Sound League) website.

Weather update

It’s been cold and clear for the past week! The weather is expected to warm-up this week. We will be welcoming back the rain and clouds, back to our familiar and temperant weather. With the temperature rise, it’s time to get back outside again! Check out local parks and trails to stay active in the winter!

That’s all for Puyallup this week! Follow us on Twitter or Follow us on Instagram @puyallupwashington. Check in next week for new

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