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Registration Now Open for SummerFEST Triathlon

Registration is officially open for the 4th Annual Lakewood SummerFEST Triathlon.

The event is scheduled for July 11 at the renowned Fort Steilacoom Park in Lakewood and is open to participants 15 years and older.

The course consists of:

  • Half-mile swim starting and ending from the shore at American Lake Park
  • 14-mile bike course looped through the streets of Lakewood, Steilacoom, JBLM and Pierce County
  • 3.1-mile run at Fort Steilacoom Park

The race will start at 9 a.m., along the shore of American Lake (9222 Veterans Drive SW) and end at Fort Steilacoom Park (8714 87th Ave SW).

Register in the next two months and get the early rate: $40 for Hero (military, police, firefighter); $50 for individual and $120 for team.

The Lakewood SummerFEST is a USA Triathlon-sanctioned event. All participants must have a USA Triathlon membership card, proof of a one-day membership or purchase a one-day membership on site for $12.

To register for the 4th Annual Lakewood SummerFEST Triathlon, get race day details and see photos from past SummerFEST Triathlons, visit http://www.active.com/lakewood-wa/triathlon/races/lakewood-summerfest-triathlon-2015 .

You can also contact Recreation Coordinator Arielle Carney, (253) 983-7887 or , for more information.

 

Triple Threat Series

One summer triathlon in the South Sound not enough for you? How does three sound?

The City of Lakewood is partnering with Black Hills Triathlon Association and Joint Base Lewis-McChord to bring back the Triple Threat Series, which consists of three races over three consecutive months:

Register for the Triple Threat Series in the next two months and get the early rate: $125 for individuals and $275 for team.

Triple Threat Participants will receive a Triple Threat Series t-shirt and medal in addition to the Race T's and Medals of each individual Triathlon upon completion of the series.

To register for the Triple Threat Series, learn about the three races and get more details, visit http://www.active.com/lacey-lakewood-jblm-wa/triathlon/races/triple-threat-series-2015 .

You can also contact Recreation Coordinator Arielle Carney, (253) 983-7887 or , for more information.

Photo credit: http://www.ontherunphotos.com .

13th Annual Father/Daughter Dance

Attention Dads and Daughters: Are you ready to dance your socks off?

You'll get your chance at the City of Lakewood's 13th Annual Father/Daughter Dance on March 14 at Lakes High School.

This year's theme: "You're The One That I Want ..." Sock Hop. That's right, travel back to a bygone era in which poodle skirts were hip, drive-in movies were a weekend ritual and phones had wires connected to walls.

Inspired by the hit musical romantic comedy Grease , this year's dance is sure to be peachy keen, jellybean. Be sure to bring your dancing shoes and smiles, and prepare for a night that a certain slick-haired, leather jacket-donning lead male might refer to as simply ... electrifying!

Here are the details:

  • WHAT: City of Lakewood's 13th Annual Father/Daughter Dance
  • WHEN: 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., Saturday, March 14
  • WHERE: Lakes High School, 10320 Farwest Drive SW, Lakewood
  • COST: Preregistration $35 per couple, $10 per additional daughter; At the door $45 per couple, $15 per additional daughter
  • REGISTER: Visit lakewoodparksandrec.com or call (253) 983-7887

Nisqually Tribe Grants $55,000 to City Programs

The City of Lakewood is again the recipient of the Nisqually Indian Tribe’s generosity.

On Thursday, Feb. 5, the Nisqually Tribe held its annual giving banquet, in which it grants money to agencies and organizations that benefit the region. That includes the City of Lakewood, which received a total of $55,000 that will benefit the following City programs:

  • Ray Evans Memorial Fishing Event ($5,000)
  • Bridgeport Gateway Sign ($10,000)
  • Low-Income Home Repairs ($10,000)
  • Police Explore Program ($5,000)
  • Police Mental Health Counselor ($25,000)

Following Thursday’s banquet, Mary Dodsworth, the City’s Parks, Recreation and Community Services Director, talked about how appreciative she was for the funding that will help bring vital programs to the Lakewood community.

“We are very thankful for the generosity and support of the Tribe,” she said.

City Hall Closed President's Day

In observance of President's Day, Lakewood City Hall and the Lakewood Police Station will be closed Monday, February 16, 2015. If you have an after-hours, Public Works-related emergency, please contact (253) 267-1628. If you have an after-hours, Police-related matter, contact (253) 830-5000 or 911 if it’s an emergency.

Next Week at the Lakewood Senior Activity Center, 2/9/15

The Lakewood Senior Activity Center, located at 9112 Lakewood Drive SW, keeps a busy schedule. After all, the LSAC exists to promote healthy minds and bodies by providing recreation and social opportunities for older adults. Courses for fitness, art, writing and even computer literacy run for weeks. Day to day, there are plenty of other events freely open to the public, or with only a couple days’ advance.

Call the mainline at (253) 798-4090 to RSVP for events.

 Monday, Feb. 9

  • Fit Happens, 8 a.m.-9 a.m.
  • Instructor Judi Floyd incorporates fun choreography with low impact aerobics and light weights.
  • Monday/Wednesday/Friday, Jan. 5-Feb. 13
  • Members: $32 Non-members: $37 Drop-in: $3
  • Fitness & Fun 9:30 a.m.-10:30 a.m.
  • Enjoy this total body conditioning class that will help strengthen both your cardiovascular and muscular fitness.
  • Monday/Wednesday/Friday, Jan. 5-Feb. 13
  • Members: $32 Non-members: $37 Drop-in: $3
  • SAIL Class(Stay Active and Independent for Life), 10:35 a.m.-11:35 a.m.
  • Join us for a fun hour of exercise that includes light aerobics and strength training, while focusing on balance, coordination and falls-prevention.
  • Monday/Wednesday/Friday, Jan. 5-Feb.13
  • Members: $32 Non-members: $37 Drop-in: $3  
  • Beginner and Intermediate Ballroom Dance, 4 p.m.-5 p.m.
  • Learn basic and advanced steps, techniques and choreography.
  • Mondays, Jan. 12-March 2
  • Members: $32 Non-members: $37 Drop-in: $7
  • Yoga Stretch Concepts, 5:15 p.m.-6:15 p.m.
  • Traditional yoga poses with a mix of Tai Chi and Pilates, with alternatives to accommodate mobility issues.
  • Mondays, Jan. 12-March 2
  • Members: $28 Non-members: $41 Drop-in: $6

Tuesday, Feb. 10

  • Men’s Coffee Hour
  • Enjoy conversation and a great cup of coffee. This is a fellowship time for men.
  • Second and third Tuesday of the month
  • Zumba Gold, 9 a.m.-10:55 a.m.
  • A combination of Latin dance and low impact aerobic exercise for older adults with a little cha cha cha! Try it!
  • Tuesdays and Thursdays, Jan. 6-Feb. 12
  • Members: $32 Non-members: $37 Drop-in: $5
  • Stretch and Strengthen, 10 a.m.-10:45 a.m.
  • Improve your core strength, balance and posture. Class includes warm up, muscle-specific and abdominal exercises, and stretching.
  • Tuesdays and Thursdays, Jan. 6-Feb. 12
  • Members: $32 Non-members: $37 Drop-in: $5

Wednesday, Feb. 11

  • Fit Happens, 8 a.m.-9 a.m.
  • Instructor Judi Floyd incorporates fun choreography with low impact aerobics and light weights.
  • Monday/Wednesday/Friday, Jan. 5-Feb. 13
  • Members: $32 Non-members: $37 Drop-in: $3
  • Fitness & Fun 9:30 a.m.-10:30 a.m.
  • Enjoy this total body conditioning class that will help strengthen both your cardiovascular and muscular fitness.
  • Monday/Wednesday/Friday, Jan. 5-Feb. 13
  • Members: $32 Non-members: $37 Drop-in: $3
  • SAIL Class(Stay Active and Independent for Life), 10:35 a.m.-11:35 a.m.
  • Join us for a fun hour of exercise that includes light aerobics and strength training, while focusing on balance, coordination and falls-prevention.
  • Monday/Wednesday/Friday, Jan. 5-Feb.13
  • Members: $32 Non-members: $37 Drop-in: $3  
  • Dessert of the Month, 10 a.m.-12 p.m.
  • A delicious treat provided by narrows Glen.
  • Welcome Wednesday , 11 a.m.-12 p.m.
  • A guided tour of the LSAC, so you can learn about all it has to offer!
  • Second Wednesday of every month

Thursday, Feb. 12

  • Zumba Gold, 9 a.m.-10:55 a.m.
  • A combination of Latin dance and low impact aerobic exercise for older adults with a little cha cha cha! Try it!
  • Tuesdays and Thursdays, Jan. 6-Feb. 12
  • Members: $32 Non-members: $37 Drop-in: $5
  • Stretch and Strengthen, 10 a.m.-10:45 a.m.
  • Improve your core strength, balance and posture. Class includes warm up, muscle-specific and abdominal exercises, and stretching.
  • Tuesdays and Thursdays, Jan. 6-Feb. 12
  • Members: $32 Non-members: $37 Drop-in: $5
  • Valentine Friendship Luncheon, 1 p.m.
  • Grab your friends and join us for lunch and an afternoon of heart-warming fun.
  • Member: Free Non-member: $3.28

Friday, Feb. 13

  • Fit Happens, 8 a.m.-9 a.m.
  • Instructor Judi Floyd incorporates fun choreography with low impact aerobics and light weights.
  • Monday/Wednesday/Friday, Jan. 5-Feb. 13
  • Members: $32 Non-members: $37 Drop-in: $3
  • Fitness & Fun 9:30 a.m.-10:30 a.m.
  • Enjoy this total body conditioning class that will help strengthen both your cardiovascular and muscular fitness.
  • Monday/Wednesday/Friday, Jan. 5-Feb. 13
  • Members: $32 Non-members: $37 Drop-in: $3
  • SAIL Class(Stay Active and Independent for Life), 10:35 a.m.-11:35 a.m.
  • Join us for a fun hour of exercise that includes light aerobics and strength training, while focusing on balance, coordination and falls-prevention.
  • Monday/Wednesday/Friday, Jan. 5-Feb.13
  • Members: $32 Non-members: $37 Drop-in: $3  
  • Collage with Asian Papers, 1 p.m.-3 p.m.
  • Explore the world of collage. We will play with Asian papers, treasures from the recycling bin and more.
  • Lessons continue Fridays, Feb. 13-March 20
  • Member: $50 Non-member: $55 Additional material fee: $8