THIS WEEKEND: Eat, beautify and party

Eats and beats: It's Mobile Food Fest

Food and music lovers can eat and move to the beat during this year’s Mobile Food Fest at Sprinker Recreation Center in Spanaway.
Musicians and food trucks from the Puget Sound region will share their fare on Aug. 26 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. during the event hosted by Pierce County Parks and Recreation.
Food vendors will be selling items from their regular menus, as well as less expensive "taste" options, organizers said.
The lineup of musical performers includes North of 50 Band playing classic rock and country from  11:30 to 1:30, Cannibal Hamster (classic rock) from 2 to 3:30, and Slim Wizzy (blues, country, and classic rock) from 4 to 6.

Volunteers can help beautify Columbia Crest campus

School Beautification Day at Columbia Crest A-STEM Academy is scheduled for Aug. 25-26 from 9 a.m. to 12 noon.  
To help "make our campus beautiful," volunteers are asked to bring gloves, clippers, trimmers, shovels, rakes and any other preferred garden tools to work and enjoy a "cool treat," said principal Allison Burstem.
Columbia Crest, located in Ashford, is part of the Eatonville School District.

Graham library celebrates 25th year

The Graham branch of Pierce County Library System will celebrate its 25th anniversary Aug. 26 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. with visits from miniature ponies, a performance by Xakary the Magician, and the opening of a 1992 time capsule.
“No one knows what is in the time capsule,” which dates to the year the library opened, said Mary Getchell, a spokeswoman for the library system. “Maybe a cassette tape or an 8-track tape? Definitely memorabilia of the area and what was available from libraries at that time.”
Also scheduled is a talk on Graham history by Lawrence “Andy” Anderson, author of “In the Shadow of the Mountain.”
The ponies will be there for looking and touching (but no riding) from 10 to 12. The rest of the schedule includes a professional photo booth from 10 to 2, the magic show from 10:30 to 11:30, balloon-tying from 11:30 to 12:30, the time capsule unveiling at 2, and Anderson’s local-history tak at 2:30.
Refreshments will be offered by Friends of the Graham Library.


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