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Event Picks South Sound, June 2008

Be kind to your web-footed friends! The Lacey Rotary Club is selling tickets to the Duck Dash, which includes a Food and Fun Fair, on June 7. Each ticket buys you a rubber duck to drop into the Deschutes River and cheer on to the finish line. Prizes are awarded for the first 20 ducks to cross the line, and there’s even the chance to win a brand-new Ford Mustang! 11 a.m.–-5 p.m. Tickets are available at All Star Ford, The Guardsman, The Popinjay, GCI Ad Agency, Ben Bridge Jewelers, Office Depot in Lacey, O’Blarney’s, Medical Center Pharmacy, Thrive Fitness Center, Signs by Tomorrow, Global Express Cruise/Travel, and Washington Business Bank. Tumwater Falls Park, 300 Schmidt Place S.W., Tumwater. www.laceyrotary.org

Treat dad to airplane aerobatics galore at the Olympic Air Show on June 14–15. Watch the special USO air show addition on Saturday, enjoy food booths, a beer garden for the adults and special military band music. Don’t forget to take a bomber tour! 9 a.m.–5 p.m. $10, 6 and younger free. Olympic Flight Museum, 7637-A Old Highway 99 S.E., Olympia. 360-705-3925, www.olympicflightmuseum.com

Change into your stretchy pants, because you are going to eat more than you can imagine at the annual Taste of Tacoma June 27–29. While the focus is food from local restaurants, with no taste costing more than $6, there are kids’ activities and entertainment, too! Friday, Saturday 11 a.m.–9 p.m.; Sunday 11 a.m.–8 p.m. Free admission. Point Defiance Park, 5400 N. Pearl St., Tacoma. www.tasteoftacoma.com

Get pedaling! On Sunday, June 29, the Tour de Pierce Bike Ride winds through the scenic back roads of Pierce County, all in the name of fun, fitness and bicycle safety. Choose between a 12-, 30- or 50-mile route. 7 a.m.–4 p.m. $12 per person, $30 for a family of four. You’ll pedal out of the Gold parking lot at the Western Washington Fairgrounds, 110 Ninth Ave. S.W., Puyallup. 253-798-4739, www.co.pierce.wa.us/pc/services/recreate/tourdprc.htm


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