Late Summer/Fall Programs and Events
We have a new location for our monthly programs: Lakewood's Best Western Motor Inn
From a documentary featuring the last surviving American vet of WW I to a play featuring everyone's favorite holiday miser--there's something for everyone this fall from LHS.
Tues, August 22, 4-6 pm, Picnic in the Park, North American Lake Park, 9222 Veterans Dr SW. Come join the Society for a potluck, enjoy great food, fellowship and hear Mark McLean speak on the history of the American Lake Seaplane Base.
Tues, September 12th , 10 am-3 pm- Lakewood Farmers Market, Lakewood City Hall, 6000 Main St SW. Be sure to stop by the Society booth.
Tues, September 26th, 6-8 pm- “Pershing’s Last Patriot”, Lakewood Pierce County Library Meeting Room, 6300 Wildaire Rd SW. FREE showing of documentary about Frank Woodruff Buckles, the last American veteran of World War I. Discussion following movie, led by Alan Archambault, military historian.
Wed, October 18, 5:30-8 pm- Boo Bash, Lakewood Chamber of Commerce’s fall event at Great American Casino, 10117 South Tacoma Way. Visit Society’s booth, door prizes, free food. Must be 21 to attend.
Tues, October 24, 7-9 pm-”Where Have All the Prairies Gone?”, NEW LOCATION for programs, Best Western Motor Inn Meeting Room, 6125 Motor Ave SW, Lakewood. Andy Fritz, instructor of Environmental Sciences Program at Clover Park Technical College will tell how various organizations are restoring the prairie and oak savannahs that proliferated throughout the South Puget Sound.
Tues, November 28, 7-9 pm-”History of the Philippine Scouts”; and Society Annual Meeting, NEW LOCATION- Best Western Motor Inn Meeting Room, 6125 Motor Ave SW, Lakewood. Learn about the soldiers from the Philippines who served in the US military with noted bravery in World War II. Year end reports, elections of board members and recognition of volunteers.
Thurs, December 14, 6-9 pm- Command Performance of “A Christmas Carol”, Lakewood Playhouse, 5729 Lakewood Towne Center Blvd SW, Society Fund Raiser just in time to celebrate the holidays. Tickets $20 each, children under 12-$10.