Calendar: Cambodian Cultural Celebration at Saltwater State Park, Aug. 27

The Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission invites the public to the ninth annual Cambodian Cultural Celebration at Saltwater State Park in Des Moines, Saturday, Aug. 27, 11 a.m.-4 p.m..

Members of the South Puget Sound Cambodian communities will share their culture through performances of traditional music, dance and drumming, along with activities, contests, displays and demonstrations for the entire family. In addition, Cambodian food will be available for purchase from Angkor Gourmet of Tacoma.

Artists, performances and cultural organizations include:

Classical and traditional dances by Cambodian Classical and Folk Dance Northwest

Modern music by the Family Band

Khmer Traditional music by Seattle Khmer community

Seven Colors Fashion Show, made up of Khmer people in Washington communities

Tacoma Buddhist Temple monks will do the blessing ceremony

Martial arts demonstrations by United Southeast Asian Cultural Association

Admission to the Cambodian Cultural Celebration is free. A Discover Pass is required for vehicle access to the park (25205 8th Pl S., Des Moines).

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Friday, Aug. 12 – Tacoma-Pierce County Chamber luncheon, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m., Coors Light Landing at Cheney Stadium (19th Street & Clay Huntington Street), $15-25.

Friday, Aug. 12 – Oakbrook Golf Club’s 50th anniversary block party, 5-8 p.m., (8102 Zircon Dr SW, Lakewood), $20.

Saturday-Sunday, Aug. 13-14 – Brigade Encampment recreation, 11 a.n.-5 p.m., Fort Nisqually, $5-9. | 253-591-5339

Saturday, Aug. 13 – Asia Pacific Cultural Center, annualPolynesian Luau, 1-4 p.m., (4851 South Tacoma Way), $50 ($12.50 ages 4-11). | 253383-3900 | 253-584-8770

Wednesday, Aug. 17 – Tacoma Historic Preservation Office Neighborhood History Walk with council member Anders Ibsen, noon-1 p.m.., Blue Mouse Theatre (Proctor District, 2611 N. Proctor St.). | Lauren Hoogkamer 253-591-5254

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