Feel Good Friday: Roofing for Humanity, A New Music Series, and A Glance At Tacoma’s New Hospital


Roofing For Humanity

GAF Roofing Academy, an academic program hosted by North America’s largest roofing manufacturer, teamed up with Tacoma/Pierce County Habitat for Humanity to donate materials and lend helping hands to houses in need. The partnership and repairing event provided both real-life experience to academy trainees and aid to families who needed home repairs.

Sound Bites

Tacoma is bringing tunes to town via a new summer music fest. The Downtown Tacoma Partnership is kicking off Sound Bites, a weekly music series curated by Alma Mater, on Wednesday, Aug. 4. The series, running through Sept. 1, will also offer to-go food from the downtown’s best restaurants and a bar area hosted by The Matador. Head to Eighth Street and Pacific Avenue to hear the sounds of summer and experience Tacoma’s premier outdoor dining. Learn more here.

Get Cozy and Crafty with Coffee and Quilts

Calling all coffee and quilting connoisseurs: downtown Tenino will soon have just the thing for you. The Thurston Economic Development Council has paired up with the owners of Yelm Shiplap Shop & Coffee House to open the Shiplap Quilt Shop and Coffee House in downtown Tenino. The city’s new addition will hopefully be a hub for the region’s quilting fanatics and coffee enthusiasts. Learn more here.

A Glance Into 2024: Tacoma’s New Children’s Hospital

Tacoma’s new Mary Bridge Children’s Hospital shared the architectural plan for the building. The hospital, expected to be completed in late 2024, will meet the demand for more space and improve care with larger facilities and tailored services. The building will feature 64 private pediatric medical-surgical unit patient rooms, 34 pediatric emergency department treatment rooms, and eight pediatric behavioral health crisis rooms — among many other highlights. Learn more here.

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