Pierce College News

June 18, 2002

Filed under: News releases — Pierce College at 12:18 pm

Shakespeare trip offers education, fun in Ashland June 25-29

Pierce College Continuing Education and Pierce College Fort Steilacoom are offering a chance to brush up your Shakespeare in several ways this summer. All the options include a trip to the Ashland, Ore., Shakespeare Festival for five plays in four days including a backstage tour and chat with a director or actor. The class fee includes admission to the shows, backstage tour, discussion with a director or an actor and motels (double occupancy). Cost is $785.
Option 1: Take a college-credit class and earn up to 10 English or theatre credits with evening class sessions June 17 to July 9 and the trip to Ashland.
Option 2: Take the classes and trip to earn 100 in-service clock hours approved by the Superintendent of Public Instruction.
Option 3: Take the class and trip for no credit and just enjoy!
Plays scheduled for the trip are Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar, As You Like It, The Winter’s Tale, Titus Andronicus, and Michael Frayn’s comedy, Noises Off.

Pierce College offers English-as-a-Second-Language classes beginning June 24

Filed under: News releases — Pierce College at 12:13 pm

Pierce College will be offering free English-as-a-Second-Language classes at the Khmer Community of Tacoma (KCT) offices beginning at 6 p.m. June 24. The classes will be from 6 to 8:45 p.m. Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays June 24 to Aug. 20 at 3634 E. McKinley Avenue, Suite B, Tacoma. Students should register by calling (253) 964-7324. The classes are open to students from any language background. To contact KCT for directions, call (253) 473-9064.

Using herbs in landscaping topic for speaker at Lakewood Tour of Gardens June 22

Filed under: News releases — Pierce College at 12:11 pm

Mary Preus, author and owner of Silver Bay Herb Farm in Silverdale, will make two presentations on using herbs in landscaping at the third Lakewood Tour of Gardens.

A Washington native, Mary spent her first 18 years in Silverdale, graduated from the University of Washington and traveled the world, returning to Silverdale 20 years ago to establish Silver Bay Herb Farm and raise her children. She is a senior gardener for the Seattle Parks Department as well as author and herb farmer.

Preus is the author of The Northwest Herb Lover’s Handbook, Growing Herbs, A Little Book of Herbs for Cooking and The Leek Cookbook. She has made presentations at Northwest Flower and Garden Show, the International Herb Association, the Junior League of Olympia Gift and Garden Event, Olympic College, the University of Washington Experimental College, and many garden clubs, herb groups, and other organizations.

Her presentations at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. on June 22 will be at Lakewold Garden Estates and are included in the $15 ticket price for the Lakewood Tour of Gardens.

With something to inspire every gardener, the Lakewood Tour of Gardens includes five private gardens with elegant Asian delights, whimsical secret gardens, inviting lakeside havens and a botanist’s intriguing paradise.

Tickets for the June 22 event are $15 and may be purchased in the Pierce College Foundation office at Pierce College Fort Steilacoom, 9401 Farwest Drive SW, Lakewood, or at Susan Ford & Company in Lakewood on Gravelly Lake Drive. Tickets can be ordered by mail before June 15, 2002, by calling (253) 964-6441.

Tickets will be exchanged for passports for the tour after 9:30 a.m. June 22 at Pierce College International House, 9401 Farwest Drive SW, Lakewood.

All proceeds from the tour will benefit the Pierce College tutoring centers districtwide, where students are showered with extra encouragement to bloom and grow. The tour is sponsored by: the Pierce College Foundation, the City of Lakewood, Lakewold Gardens Estate, the News Tribune, KONG-TV, Pollard Group, AT&T Broadband, SouthSound.com, and Hoodsport Winery.

The poster art is a photo of a blue poppy by Cordy Wagner, grandson of the original owners of the Lakewold Estate.

Next year’s tour will be June 21, 2003, in conjunction with a planned Pierce County Weekend of Gardens, a cooperative effort between Pierce College and other community partners including the American Red Cross.

June 15, 2002

Summer Hours

Filed under: General — Pierce College at 9:19 am

As an efficiency measure, offices at Pierce College Fort Steilacoom and Pierce College Puyallup will close at noon on Fridays through Aug. 30. This will allow us to turn off lights, equipment and heating/air conditioning as well as improve information technology and facilities.

Friday afternoon classes or seminars will be held as scheduled.