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, in partnership with Tacoma/Pierce County Habitat for Humanity, to donate materials and provide helping hands to homes in need. The partnership and repair event provided both real-life experience to college interns and assistance to families in need of home repairs.

Sound bites

Tacoma is bringing tunes to town through a new summer music festival. The Downtown Tacoma Partnership kicks off on Wednesday, August 4 with Sound Bites, a weekly music series curated by Alma Mater. area hosted by The Matador. Head to Eighth Street and Pacific Avenue to hear the sounds of summer and experience Tacoma’s premium outdoor dining. Learn more here.

Get cozy and creative with coffee and quilts

Calling all coffee and quilting connoisseurs: the center of Tenino will soon have exactly what you are looking for. The Thurston Economic Development Council has partnered with the owners of Yelm Shiplap Shop & Coffee House to open the Shiplap Quilt Shop and Coffee House in downtown Tenino. The town’s new addition will hopefully be a hub for the region’s quilting and coffee aficionados. Read more here.

A Look 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, which is expected to be completed by the end of 2024, will meet the demand for more space and improve care with larger facilities and customized services. The building will contain 64 private pediatric medical-surgical patient rooms, 34 pediatric emergency treatment rooms and eight pediatric behavioral crisis rooms – among many other highlights. Read more here.

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