Welcome to November! We hope that you had a safe, fun, and memorable Halloween. November’s arrival means Thanksgiving is just around the corner. Keep an eye out for posts about how to maximize your holiday planning and activities. But for now, let’s focus on what is happening in the Puyallup community this week! The Washington State Fair is hosting multiple events this weekend, Puyallup is working towards sustainability, and we have recommended a few indoor activities for the rainy week ahead.
Are you looking for a way to help the environment in the Puyallup community? This Saturday you can join in with other volunteers to participate in “Green Puyallup Day.” All are welcome, and no prior experience is required. The Green Puyallup Partnership, launched in 2015, is ‘working to build a sustainable network of undeveloped natural areas for the benefit and enjoyment of current and future generations.’ The goal is to restore and maintain open space to help achieve a greener, healthier environment for all. Please dress for the weather and bring gloves.
Do you find yourself watching American Pickers on the History Channel? Do you enjoy finding value in old and vintage items? Come check out the antique and collectible show at the Washington State Fair this weekend. There are over 400 booths of years of history and collectibles. Bring your collectibles for a verbal market evaluation by experts. Appraisers will be present and provide information and value for $7 per object. Available during both days of the show (Saturday and Sunday).
Continue to improve your embroidery by learning trades of the craft that professionals have been using for years. It is bound to be a fun and friendly environment of swapping tips and tricks, and good conversation. All will have a turn stitching one or more of the amazing Hands-On Floriani Projects using a brand new, state-of-the-art embroidery machine provided for them.
Bring your competitive spirit to the track this weekend and join in the races. Click on the link above for more information!
Veteran’s Day Celebration
Come to Pioneer Park Pavilion this Sunday at 1:00 pm to celebrate Veteran’s Day with the community. This event is free and open to the public. The guest speaker will be Congressman Denny Heck, who works to promote initiatives and legislation in support of our military service members, veterans, and their families. The program will include a special tribute to Lt. Victor Leonard Kandle, who graduated from Puyallup High School in 1939 and was posthumously awarded the Medal of Honor in World War II for outstanding heroism and gallantry. The Puyallup Valley Community Band will play a repertoire of patriotic and popular music of the ‘40s and ‘50s. Military memorabilia collections will be on display from World Wars I and II and from the Korean and Vietnam Wars.
Indoor Activites for Rainy Days
The Puyallup Public Library is an ideal place to spend a rainy day. This week’s forecast calls for rain and overcast, so indoor activities are on the agenda. The library offers activities for all age ranges and interests.
Wednesday, November 2, 2016, 6:30 pm
Free Author Event: Meet the Author who wrote about women serving in the Republic of Vietnam. Author Donna Lowery writes about the American military women who were present during this time in history.
Friday, November 4, 2016 (times below)
Did you miss storytime last Friday? Well, you’re in luck because you can go this Friday! Reading is a great activity, and you can never start reading with your kids too early. Preschool Stories are available for children 3 to 5 years old on Fridays from 10-11 AM. Toddler Treasures are available for children 1 to 3 years old on Fridays from 11:15-11:45 am
Do you still need to vote?! The downtown Puyallup Public Library is a Pierce County Voting Center. Click here to learn when and how you can vote.
After you spend some time in the library, why not grab a drink and meet with a friend at Anthem Coffee? Grab a coffee or a beer and spend a few hours downtown. Coffee shops are a relaxing and calm environment to be in during the dreary rain. Cozy up to a warm cup of joe and enjoy the fireplace where you are sure to leave feeling reenergized by some caffeine and good conversation.
That’s all for this week. Check in next week to see what is happening in the community. Until then, have a terrific week! We would love to see what you are up to in the Puyallup community. If you want to share with us find us on Twitter https://twitter.com/puyallupcom and tag us @puyallupcom or find us on Instagram @puyallupwashington