Holiday events brighten your month

By Thunderword Staff

Explore the holiday happen- ings in your community to make new memories and have fun.

• Light up your season with the Des Moines Holiday Tree Light- ing.

It will be in the Big Catch plaza on Dec. 7.

There will be cocoa and cook- ies, face painting, Santa photos, and the tree lighting.

The event will be from 6 to 7 p.m.

The address is the corner of 216 and Marine View Drive.

For more information visit holiday-tree-lighting.

• Seattle's annual SantaCon is back with over 2,000 participants. This event will be Dec. 15 from

12 p.m. to 2 a.m. in downtown Se- attle.

Registration is required for drink specials, and admission into certain venues. The money will go towards supporting the Boys and Girls Club of King County.

Tickets are $10 until Dec. 13, $15 on Dec. 14, and $20 on Dec.

For tickets and more infor-

mation visit events/2165363467032882/.

• Issaquah will Celebrate the season with Holiday Caroling.


7:30 p.m.
They will be singing classic

Christmas music.
Instruments to accompany the

carolers, and festive attire are en- couraged for attendees.

Hot chocolate and candy canes will be offered during the event.

The address is 78 1st Ave., N. E.

For more information visit caroling-at-the-depot-1213/?in- stance_id=55837.

• Zoolights bring in the warmth of the season once again.

This event will be open through Jan.6,from5to9p.m.

Attractions include a 100-foot octopus made of lights, a 22-foot wide crab with moving arms, and camel rides.

Look for the Sasquatch in the forest, hang out with Meerkats in the Kids Zone, feed the goats, or watch the sharks.

Enjoy hot cocoa and treats from cafes and vendors that will be sell- ing food and beverages around the zoo. Zoolights is closed on Dec. 24.

The address for the Point Defi- ance Zoo is 5400 N. Pearl St., Ta- coma.

Tickets are $12 at the front gate, $6 for members (online or at the gate), and free for children( 2 or younger.)

Parking is free as well.
To purchase tickets and for more information visit www.

• The Christmas Ship Festival returns this weekend.

It was started in 1949 and the Spirit of Seattle, (the Official Christmas Ship), will be decorat- ed with hundreds of lights, and travel to 65 communities in Puget Sound.

A Kids Cruise will take place on Dec. 9 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.

The cruise will depart from Lake Union Park in Tacoma.

This cruise will feature Recess Monkey, Santa, and music.

A portion of all the proceeds will go to the Seattle Times Fund For The Needy.

The address is 860 Terry Ave. N., Seattle.

Tickets are $48 for adults (13 and older), $43 for seniors (65 and older), $32 for youth (ages 4 to 12), and free for kids (3 and younger).

Another ship will depart from the Des Moines Beach park Dec. 13. This event will be from 7 to 9:20 p.m.

The Dickens Carolers Choir will perform at the Des Moines Beach Park at 7:20 p.m. They will have a second performance at Re- dondo Beach at 8:10 p.m. with a bonfire.

Tickets are $48 for adults (13 and older), $43 for seniors (65 and older), $32 for youth (ages 4 to 12), and free for kids (3 and younger).

To purchase tickets or for more information visit www.argosy- val-schedule/.

• Rapunzel combines a fairy- tale, humor, and pop music this month.

It will run at Centerstage The- atre through Dec. 23.

Centerstage has had an annual pantomime for eleven years. This year's is directed by Taylor Davis.

Show times are Fridays and Saturdays at 7 p.m. Matinees are Saturdays and Sundays at 2 p.m.

The address is 3200 S. W. Dash Point Rd., Federal Way.

Tickets are $35 for adults, $30 for seniors (65 and older), $ 30 for military, $15 for students (ages 18 to 23), and $12 for youth (17 and under).

For tickets and more informa- tion visit www.centerstagetheatre. com/default.aspx.

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Club Fair next Tuesday

If you want to join a club at Highline but have questions, visit the Club Fair next Tuesday. The fair will take place in the Mt. Constance room in Building 8. The fair will occur from 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m. on Jan. 23, and will have representatives from many of the clubs on campus.

Help with Transfer Portfolio

Students who are planning on transferring to a four-year school but need help with their personal statement essay can attend a seminar on Thursday, Feb. 1. The event will take place in the MESA Center in Building 25 from 12:15-1:15 p.m. Students who want their portfolios reviewed by a representative from surrounding colleges will have that opportunity on Thursday, Feb. 8. The event will take place in the Mt. Constance room from 1:30-4 p.m. Students must register by Jan. 25. You can register in Building 6 in the Transfer Center, or online at

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The annual Women’s Program Giving Tree raised enough contributions to help 27 families, which helped give gifts to 70 children. The Women Program and WorkFirst Services Office sponsored the event in December.

Academic Success Centers open house

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