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Hilltop Street Fair

On Saturday, August 27, 2016, 11am – 7pm, Tacoma’s Hilltop Street Fair will expand from 9th St to 13th St and MLK Way. More arts! More music! More fun!

  • 3 music stages
  • Hilltop film competition
  • Talent show, dance, art, spoken word
  • Car show
  • Bike fun
  • Kids’ activities & entertainment
  • Sidewalk chalk-off
  • Beer garden
  • Food/arts & craft vendors
  • Free kids’ books
  • Free health & dental screenings

Location

Hilltop
MLK Jr. Way from 9th to 13th
Tacoma

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5K Kilometers for Kids

Supporting programs for children & youth:
Back to School BBQ
Kid’s Club & Camp Quest
KidPower Packs

July 16, 2016
@ Mountain View Community Center in Edgewood
1K at 8:30 AM
5K at 9:00 AM

Click here to register today! 

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Community Meeting on Homelessness in Pierce County

As evidenced here http://thesubtimes.com/2016/04/30/unsheltered-homelessness-up-37-in-pierce-county/ and in other articles, Pierce County, like many communities along the West Coast, is experiencing higher numbers of people who are unsheltered.  In response, Pierce County Community Connections and the Corporation for Supportive Housing (www.csh.org) are hosting a weeklong Charrette to hear from experts and hold a community wide discussion on solutions to the issue of people who are homeless and sleeping outside. 

I’d like you to be part of this process by attending one of the day long sessions. One is in Tacoma – on June 21; the other is in Parkland – on June 22. The topics at each will be the same (see attachments for details). You can participate all day or you may choose to attend the session that most suits your interests. Additionally, CSH will be facilitating a feedback session at Bates Technical College 1101 S Yakima Ave, Tacoma from 10:00 to 11:30 on Friday June 24th to provide draft recommendations from the two days of discussion.  

Tuesday, June 21st, 2016
9am-5pm
Bates Technical College
1101 S Yakima Ave, Tacoma, WA 98405
9-9:30 Introduction – Homelessness in Pierce County
9:30-11:30 Permanent & temporary housing options
12:30-2:30 Services including outreach and engagement
3-5 Maximizing Community Resources

Wednesday, June 22nd, 2016
9am-5pm
Pierce County Library Admin Building
2005 112th St E, Tacoma, WA 98466
9-9:30 Introduction – Homelessness in Pierce County
9:30-11:30 Permanent & temporary housing options
12:30-2:30 Services including outreach and engagement
3-5 Maximizing Community Resources

The Charrette is a process that allows for a wide variety of people from different backgrounds and experiences to understand the scope of the problem and come together for solutions. CSH uses a modified fishbowl process to ensure maximum participation among diverse stakeholders. Key experts will have a conversation that will set the stage for a larger group discussion. More information on Charrettes is available here: http://www.csh.org/csh-solutions/community-work/local-planning/charrette-workshops/ .

Space will be limited at each site, so please RSVP as soon as possible to nui.bezaire@csh.org. Light snacks will be offered in the morning and the afternoon, however lunch is on your own. 

 Your participation will make the conversation richer – I hope you can join us.

Pierce County Charrette Flyer June 21-22_Page_1

Pierce County Charrette Flyer June 21-22_Page_2

Community Meeting on Homelessness in Pierce County

As evidenced here http://thesubtimes.com/2016/04/30/unsheltered-homelessness-up-37-in-pierce-county/ and in other articles, Pierce County, like many communities along the West Coast, is experiencing higher numbers of people who are unsheltered.  In response, Pierce County Community Connections and the Corporation for Supportive Housing (www.csh.org) are hosting a weeklong Charrette to hear from experts and hold a community wide discussion on solutions to the issue of people who are homeless and sleeping outside. 

I’d like you to be part of this process by attending one of the day long sessions. One is in Tacoma – on June 21; the other is in Parkland – on June 22. The topics at each will be the same (see attachments for details). You can participate all day or you may choose to attend the session that most suits your interests. Additionally, CSH will be facilitating a feedback session at Bates Technical College 1101 S Yakima Ave, Tacoma from 10:00 to 11:30 on Friday June 24th to provide draft recommendations from the two days of discussion.  

Tuesday, June 21st, 2016
9am-5pm
Bates Technical College
1101 S Yakima Ave, Tacoma, WA 98405
9-9:30 Introduction – Homelessness in Pierce County
9:30-11:30 Permanent & temporary housing options
12:30-2:30 Services including outreach and engagement
3-5 Maximizing Community Resources

Wednesday, June 22nd, 2016
9am-5pm
Pierce County Library Admin Building
2005 112th St E, Tacoma, WA 98466
9-9:30 Introduction – Homelessness in Pierce County
9:30-11:30 Permanent & temporary housing options
12:30-2:30 Services including outreach and engagement
3-5 Maximizing Community Resources

The Charrette is a process that allows for a wide variety of people from different backgrounds and experiences to understand the scope of the problem and come together for solutions. CSH uses a modified fishbowl process to ensure maximum participation among diverse stakeholders. Key experts will have a conversation that will set the stage for a larger group discussion. More information on Charrettes is available here: http://www.csh.org/csh-solutions/community-work/local-planning/charrette-workshops/ .

Space will be limited at each site, so please RSVP as soon as possible to nui.bezaire@csh.org. Light snacks will be offered in the morning and the afternoon, however lunch is on your own. 

 Your participation will make the conversation richer – I hope you can join us.

Pierce County Charrette Flyer June 21-22_Page_1

Pierce County Charrette Flyer June 21-22_Page_2

Come to the Wall – A Service of Remembrance, Forgiveness & Victory

We shall never forget that dreadful evening of June 17th, 2015 when gunshots rang out through the bible study of Mother Emanuel AME Church in Charleston, SC taking the lives of nine and leaving three others to tell the story. 

Allen AME Church of Tacoma, WA invites you to an ecumenical service of remembrance, forgiveness and victory on Friday, June 17th, 2016 at 6:30 PM at our Mother Emanuel Memorial Wall. (1223 Martin Luther King Jr. Way, Tacoma, WA 98405)

Please RSVP at 253-627-6855 or pastor@allenchurch.org. We want to share your love. 

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Hospice Volunteer Training

CHI Franciscan Hospice and Palliative Care is hosting a volunteer training for those interested in supporting terminal patients and their families. Volunteers learn listening and communication skills, practical, supportive activities, the stresses of grief, and the different ways hospice supports the dying.

To attend please RSVP to jamesbentley@chifranciscan.org before April 18th to receive and process your application.

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Urban Lecture Series Presents: Mercy & the Heart of God

Urban Grace Tacoma presents: Mercy & the Heart of God – What if we’re forgiven before we were created? A conversation with James Alison, Roman Catholic Theologian, priest and author. 

April 25th 7-8:30pm at St. Leo’s Church
710 S 13th St.
FREE Admission

The goal of the Urban Lecture Series is to model conversations that build bridges of understanding and redemptive action between faith communities and the public square. We do this on behalf of those who are most vulnerable. We recognize that our culture is organized to polarize and push us to the edges of important issues, leaving the center vacant. Edges are softened when centers are occupied with grace. This is our hope – to engage life’s most demanding questions and the people pushed to the edges, by finding centers that hold.

We deal with topics related to faith, ethics and public life. Our presenters are people who have demonstrated the ability to speak to life’s most demanding questions with grace, humor and prophetic insight.

Each lecture is unique in its structure based on the availability of the presenter(s), and the material. However, each lecture is designed to be a moveable feast involving catholic, protestant and other faith venues in the city as well as hosts who stand between traditions. The venues we select reflect our commitment to building bridges across the accidental and artificial divides the so easily separate us.

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6th Annual St. Leo Food Connection Fundraiser

Tickets are now on sale for the Food Connection‘s 6th Annual Bia Ceol Damhsa on Saturday, March 19th, an evening of Irish food and drink, featuring the music of Mooncoyne, the critically acclaimed Celtic band from Tacoma, Washington.

The event will be held at St. Leo’s new Bichsel Hall beginning at 6:00 pm. Tickets are $75 and include dinner, two drinks and entertainment. Additional drinks, as well as signature Irish cocktails, will be available for a suggested donation. You can also purchase raffle tickets (grand prize is 50% of total raffle ticket sales), and since you need not be present to win you can do so even if you can’t attend the event.

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Lincoln Community Breakfast

Enjoy a free, delicious breakfast with your friends, family, and neighbors.

There will be opportunities to hear about the City’s revitalization plans for your neighborhood and speak with our local partners about cost-saving resources available to your household.

And, participate in our FREE RAFFLE for fun prizes!

Raffle prizes and breakfast menu will be released soon.

PLEASE NOTE: 701 South 37th Street is the correct address. {Facebook is having trouble with accepting the proper edits to the Lincoln FB page in a timely fashion. Sorry for the confusion!}

Contact:
Pat Babbitt
(253) 208-9046
pbabbitt@cityoftacoma.org

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