Northwest Guardian / 2017

The annual Skagit Valley Tulip Festival this year is in Mount Vernon April 1-30.

Local spring flower festivals

Northwest Guardian

Spring is the time to enjoy the floral festivals in and around the Pacific Northwest.

JBLM Outdoor Recreation

Published: 02:17PM March 8th, 2018

As the weather gets warmer and spring flowers begin to pop, there are still many winter outdoor opportunities to enjoy in the Pacific Northwest.

JBLM ShamROCKin’ Run 5K

Published: 03:11PM March 1st, 2018

With a new theme and new name, the Joint Base Lewis-McChord ShamROCKin’ Run kicks off the 2018 JBLM Race schedule at Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation’s Fest Tent on Lewis Main March 10.

Short trips: Point Defiance Park

Published: 02:23PM February 22nd, 2018

Nature lovers have a plethora of opportunities to enjoy flora and fauna, as well as outdoor hikes and other activities at Point Defiance Park.

Local Winter Farmers Markets

Published: 01:31PM February 15th, 2018

Local winter markets offer garden and pantry supplies, as well as an opportunity to get out and enjoy the sunshine.

Act 1 Theater Production Company

Published: 01:45PM February 8th, 2018

Air Force Staff Sgt. Bertrand Foley spends his spare time on the stage, currently portraying “good guy” Doc Porter in the Act 1 Theatre production of the dark comedy “Crimes of the Heart.”

Where to watch Super Bowl LII

Published: 01:40PM February 1st, 2018

Football fans on Joint Base Lewis-McChord have a few places on base they can watch the Philadelphia Eagles challenge the New England Patriots in Super Bowl LII Sunday at 3:30 p.m.

Bridal Fair Expos

Published: 02:01PM January 25th, 2018

Bridal season has begun! It’s time to get the dress and all the rest.

Sounders Lanes’ Cosmic Blacklight Bowling

Published: 01:16PM January 18th, 2018

Sounders Lanes Family Fun Center on McChord Field offers a unique take on the classic game of bowling with Cosmic blacklight Bowling offered every Saturday night from 7 to 11 p.m.

JBLM Operation Baby Shower

Published: 02:14PM January 11th, 2018

The seventh annual Operation Baby Shower offers freebies and info at American Lake Conference Center from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Jan. 20.

Northwest Adventure Center

Published: 01:10PM January 4th, 2018

The Northwest Adventure Center has a full schedule of outdoor trips planned for the winter, including popular activities like backcountry skiing, ski touring, snow-tubing and snowshoeing.

JBLM Winterfest Celebration

Published: 02:04PM December 14th, 2017

Winterfest is at American Lake Conference Center Saturday.

JBLM Jingle Bell Jog and Reindeer Romp

Published: 01:08PM December 7th, 2017

The Joint Base Lewis-McChord Jingle Bell Jog and Reindeer Romp will take place outside of the Wilson Sports and Fitness Center on Lewis North, featuring fun runs, prize giveaways and an ugly Christmas sweater contest.

‘The Nutcracker’

Published: 02:22PM November 30th, 2017

The Joint Base Lewis-McChord SKIESUnlimited production of “The Nutcracker” shows at Evergreen Theater on Lewis Main Dec. 8-10.

Local Holiday Light Displays

Published: 11:35AM November 22nd, 2017

The holiday season begins around South Sound with holiday light displays.

Published: 11:26AM January 7th, 2016

After the holidays, there are plenty of wallet-friendly activities to do in or around Joint Base Lewis-McChord.

Published: 09:44AM December 17th, 2015

Wondering what to do while the weather outside is frightful?

Published: 01:27PM December 10th, 2015

Various winter-themed activities are ongoing in December and January through Joint Base Lewis-McChord’s Northwest Adventure Center: snowshoeing, skiing, snow tubing and more.

Published: 11:50AM December 3rd, 2015

The Jingle Bell Jog and Reindeer Romp Dec. 12 will allow runners from the JBLM community to take a December Saturday morning trek through Eagles Pride Golf Course on Lewis Main.


Published: 10:21AM November 25th, 2015

Thanksgiving is a time for thanks, a time for family and of course, a time for food.


Published: 09:20AM June 23rd, 2015

There are numerous museums on and off JBLM for families to visit. The Tacoma Buffalo Soldiers Museum, 1940 S. Wilkeson St., is just one facility chronicling military history.

Published: 02:07PM May 8th, 2014

Mother’s Day events are happening at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, whether you plan to stay on base or explore the surrounding community. If you’re looking to stay close to home, JBLM starts the celebration with its annual Mother-Son Dance at the McChord Club and Community Center today. The dance welcomes sons of all ages to bring their mothers to dance, but Directorate of Family Morale, Welfare and Recreation officials said the event is geared toward children.

Published: 11:18AM May 1st, 2014

At Joint Base Lewis-McChord, patrons at the Bistro at Russell Landing on Lewis North will have a chance to enjoy Mexican food, drink and live music for Cinco de Mayo, 3:30 to 7 p.m., as a way to kick off summer .

Published: 03:11PM March 6th, 2014

JBLM Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation's annual event combines a fun run with a post-race party to celebrate the Irish. The JBLM ShamROCK 'n' Run is March 15 at the FMWR Fest Tent at 11 a.m.

Published: 11:41AM January 9th, 2014

Finances take a hit during the holidays. As your budget recovers from Christmas shopping, you still can enjoy outings in and around Joint Base Lewis-McChord with free and inexpensive indoor and outdoor activities.

Weekend Cover Story

Published: 01:40PM August 8th, 2013

There’s something for you at the farmers market.