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TEDxTacoma “Transitions: Bridging the Gap”

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Our event is called TEDxTacoma, where x = independently organized TED event. TEDxTacoma will bring together local military families and civilians; bridging the gap between these two communities and discussing the topic of transitions. Whether military or civilian, man or woman, Hilltop or North End, how can we better orient ourselves and our neighbors in > Continue Reading


Partnering for Food Security: Nourish Pierce County

Filed Under: Vibrant Community - Posted @ 11:31am

At Greater Tacoma Community Foundation, we’ve seen how much more we can accomplish when we work together.  Since 1981, community members have shared their commitment to a thriving Pierce County by partnering with GTCF to bring their vision to life and build a legacy for future generations.  In our 2018 yearbook, Pierce County Partners, a few > Continue Reading


Safe Streets Community Conference: Build Your Dream Pierce County

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The Safe Streets Community Conference 2018 is the sixth annual gathering of volunteers and neighbors to build skills, knowledge, connections to improve our communities. Focuses this year will be on community engagement with opportunities to discuss and share ideas around issues like the opioid crisis and homelessness affecting Tacoma and Pierce County. Registration opens at > Continue Reading


Pierce County Trails Conference – Outside the Box

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Annual gathering of trail users, supporters, advocates, designers, and builders in Pierce County. Features panels on Economic Aspects of Trails and Trail User Perspectives and Keynote speaker, April Claxton, Whatcom County Park Prescriptions – helping health care providers prescribe outdoor activity for health. Also updates on accomplishments of the past year, previews of plans for > Continue Reading


5th Annual Cider Swig ~ the Greater Peninsula Cider Festival

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Annually, the Cider Swig, among the largest cider-centered festivals in Washington State, brings together dozens of NW ciders, live music, great food by area chefs and food trucks, apple launching, Battle of the Pies – apple pie contest, games & more for a day of family fun. This year, Northwest cidermakers will present more than > Continue Reading


Cider Makers Dinner in the Vineyard

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Meet the Makers! The Cider Makers Dinner returns for 2018 with an amazing local culinary team, delicious Northwest ciders, and serene views of the vineyard at Olalla Winery. This year’s dinner will feature epicurean works by Laura Smythe of Le Garmache and regional cidermakers in a special blend of flavors and fun! Cidermakers will be > Continue Reading


Spark Grants: Creative Solutions from Grassroots Leaders

Filed Under: Expanded Learning,Spark Grants - Posted @ 11:36am

 While volunteering with elementary school students in Tacoma’s Eastside neighborhood, Chelsea McElroy saw a lot of girls fighting and getting into trouble at school.  Wanting to help, she brought the girls together to work out their issues peacefully.  The problem was, when she got all the girls in a room together, nobody wanted to > Continue Reading


Farmers Markets Build Food Equity

Filed Under: Vibrant Community - Posted @ 10:56am

It’s that time of year when Pierce County Farmers Markets connect residents to local farmers, small businesses, live entertainment, and a chance to meet neighbors. Farmers Markets also bring fresh produce to areas that have been referred to as “food deserts”, urban areas where grocery options are limited. To provide greater access to healthy nutrition, Tacoma Farmers Markets, Puyallup > Continue Reading