TheVillage253 Handmade Market & Mingle 4th Annual
Dec
1
3:00 PM15:00

TheVillage253 Handmade Market & Mingle 4th Annual

Join TheVillage253 & Handmade PNW for the 4th Annual Handmade Market & Mingle. Free entry, free food, and a free kids’s craft. Shop from 30 local, handmade vendors, get tickets for an awesome charity raffle benefiting Oasis Youth Center (and get a free goodie bag with a $20 raffle ticket purchase!) Every maker also donates 10% of their sales to Oasis. Check out the event on Facebook for information on the raffle prizes and vendors! 

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TheVillage253 Winter Clothing Swap
Nov
29
6:00 PM18:00

TheVillage253 Winter Clothing Swap

Winter Swap! Thursday November 29th at 6:00 in UP. Our swaps are our most popular events! For those of you new to swapping, please bring clothes, shoes and accessories that are in GOOD condition. (Not old stained, ripped workout tees ☺️). You can bring as many items as you'd like...if they aren't taken you are welcome to take them back home with you...anything left will be donated to HopeSparks

You are not limited to what you can take--there is always an ABUNDANCE of items. This is a super laid back swap and always SO MUCH FUN. 

DETAILS---IMPORTANT PLEASE READ!!
-Bring dresses/shirts/coats ON HANGERS. Jeans/shorts can be folded
-Wear something comfy and easy to change in and out of. 
-Don't have anything to contribute? That's ok! come anyways!
-It's always easier to "shop" without littles, but they are welcome :)
-If you can't make it to the event but would like to donate, you can drop off the day before and of at the studio. 

If you have clothing racks and are willing to let us use them for the event it would be GREATLY APPRECIATED!!

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The Pod Works Anniversary Market + More
Nov
3
10:00 AM10:00

The Pod Works Anniversary Market + More

Join The Pod Works in celebrating a year of growing together in motherhood and business! To commemorate our first year as Tacoma's kid-friendly coworking space and mom-minded collective, we're taking The Pod downtown and highlighting mom boss businesses in our community. Come together, network, explore and enjoy. Click to attend this free, family-friendly event featuring a full line-up of activities and treats. Empower The Pod and support the Mom Movement! Event sponsored by The Pod Works and MOMentum.

Here what is in store:
10 am Family friendly yoga with Sweet Beets Wellness
10:30 Spanish circle time with Casita Mia
11 Lunch snacks by Good Life Everyday
11:30 am Collaboration over Competition, success stories from The Pod
12 Science circle time with Tacoma Children’s School
12:30 Sweet Treats by Angela Gruener
1 pm Baby sign-language with My Smart Hands
1:30 Story time with Usborne Books and More
2:00 pm Family friendly yoga with Sweet Beets Wellness
2:30 Dance party

+ More at the event:
Browse Lemon Tree House paper products, Happy Fox Studio jewelry, PNW enamel co mugs, NoonDay accessories, Young Living Oils, Rodan + Fields and Beauty Counter products. Experience an energy reading and oil match, mini styling sessions and beauty tips, a dress up photo booth, DIY hand-drawn coffee cups (for just $5) and a play corner for the kids.

Parking in the neighborhood: Street parking is available although be prepared for a leisurely 2-3 block walk depending on availability directly in front of the building. Carpooling is also recommended. The hilltop neighborhood has plenty to offer including 1111 or The Broken Spoke for adult-only drinks and sandwiches, Red Elm Cafe for kid friendly coffee and snacks and Johnson Candy Co for sweet treats. There is also a playground one block North on MLK JR.

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The Connection Cure
Nov
2
7:00 PM19:00

The Connection Cure

Join us on November 2nd to learn about the science and healing benefits of face-to-face engagement, how we can de-stigmatize loneliness, and promote reclaiming conversation. Your $8 Suggested donation will go toward helping Lisa Share her workshops with others.

Our very own Ruthy Taylor will be co-hosting, along with Laelle Martin with You Matter Tacoma.

Location TBD, refer to Facebook event for updates!

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Sustainability Summit for South Sound Women in Business
Oct
20
9:00 AM09:00

Sustainability Summit for South Sound Women in Business

Register today for a unique conference focused on sustainability and what it means for women in business. Topics include sustainability & equity, greening your supply chain, communicating your sustainability goals, using your business to advocate for social change, and more! Speaker information, schedule and details will be added as they are confirmed. 

https://www.allisonbishins.com/services/conference

Please email allisonbishins@gmail.com for more information!

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Your House is History: Learn How to Research Your Property
Oct
17
5:30 PM17:30

Your House is History: Learn How to Research Your Property

The City of Tacoma’s Historic Preservation Office, in partnership with the Tacoma Public Library, is offering three free workshops on how to research your historic home. Learn about primary
resources such as historic maps, newspapers, and directories. These workshops will feature guidance from Brian Kamens, Tacoma Public Library Historian as well as from local professional historians.

MAIN TACOMA PUBLIC LIBRARY WORKSHOP
1102 Tacoma Avenue South (Northwest Room)
Wednesday, October 17
5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Led by Brian Kamens & Katie Pratt,Northwest Vernacular

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Bedtime Books & Bounce Pajama Party
Sep
24
6:00 PM18:00

Bedtime Books & Bounce Pajama Party

Join Usborne Books &More Consultant, Amanda Lattin (Momma2twincesses) for an evening of fun. Let your kiddos bounce off their energy and then wind down with a bedtime snack and story. Each child will get to choose a book to take home. 

Cost is $12 for your first child and $10 for each additional participating child. Infant siblings are always welcome free of charge!

To sign up, please mark yourself as going on the event on TheVillage253 Facebook group or contact Amanad Lattin on Facebook.

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Social Media Marketing Workshop for Small Business
Sep
22
9:00 AM09:00

Social Media Marketing Workshop for Small Business

Find out how you can grow your business - while stressing out less - from a social media expert who grew her handmade jewelry business 100% per year, multiple years in a row, using Instagram! We've brought this course back by popular demand! This is an in depth, intermediate level social media course will teach you how to efficiently market your business on Instagram and Facebook, without any gimmicks or paid ads. This is an interactive course so you can ask questions and get targeted advice! 

The course covers:
1. What you can expect to get out of social media marketing
2. How to achieve your marketing/sales goals
3. What types of content and photography you need (we'll practice!)
4. How to find and cultivate local customers 

Who should attend? 
Small businesses, entrepreneurs, marketers and non-profits that already have social media accounts. This course is not an introduction to social media, you should already have and use your social media for your business. (Start now, if you haven't yet!) You'll learn how to be more efficient and connect with your clients, without spending hours online.

Early bird ticket price through 9/1: $75
Regular ticket price: $90

Click the link below for tickets:

https://www.allisonbishins.com/services/socialmediaclass

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253 Community Happy Hour
Sep
19
5:30 PM17:30

253 Community Happy Hour

Come with the whole family and grab a beer at one of our local, kid friendly breweries! As always, we plan on getting there around 5:30. But don’t worry, we stay for awhile, too, if you can't come right away! We have had so much fun doing these happy hours, I hope to grow the number of families we meet and drink a beer with you all!

Please refer to Facebook (both TheVillage253 & 253 Community Happy Hour pages) for location!

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253 Community Happy Hour
Sep
13
5:30 PM17:30

253 Community Happy Hour

Come with the whole family and grab a beer at one of our local, kid friendly breweries! As always, we plan on getting there around 5:30. But don’t worry, we stay for awhile, too, if you can't come right away! We have had so much fun doing these happy hours, I hope to grow the number of families we meet and drink a beer with you all!

Please refer to Facebook (both on TheVillage253 & 253 Community Happy Hour pages) or email Khiana at khianaforesman@gmail.com for location!

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V253 Sip & Swap
Aug
9
6:30 PM18:30

V253 Sip & Swap

  • 1432 Weathervane Drive Fircrest, WA, 98466 United States (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Village253Swap is our mot popular event! Bring your gently used clothes (on hangers), shoes and accessories. 

In addition, bring a blanket, nibbles and/or adult beverages and socialize with other mamas, and enjoy and evening getting to know other local mamas! Keep the kids and husbands at home. (nursing babies welcomed)

-FAQ: I've never been to a village253 event and feel awkward and nervous! JOIN THE CLUB AND COME ON OVER. 
-If i don't have clothes to swap can I still come--YEP
-Can I take back what isn't taken? YEP
-What happens to left items--THEY ARE DONATED
-Where is this located? MY BIG BACKYARD
-What if it rains? IT WILL BE RESCHEDULED
-What do I wear? LEGGINGS/JEANS & A TANK MAKE IT EASY TO TRY ON CLOTHES
-What kind of clothes do I bring? - LEAVE THE RATTY TSHIRTS AND STAINED CLOTHES AT HOME, BRING GENTLY USED ITEMS FROM ANY SEASON.

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