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Upcoming Events

Tuesday, Aug. 7, 4 p.m.

How to Speak Up Training

Downtown On the Go Shop, 950 Pacific Ave. (on South 11th St., between Pacific Avenue and Commerce Street), Tacoma

Come learn about the who, what, where and when of making an impact on your city. This short training will touch on strategic storytelling and provide resources to get you ready for the next Citizens Forum (or any of the other many places to comment).

Downtown On the Go is focused on creating livable, healthy, accessible and vibrant neighborhoods. No matter what your issue or topic – they have the resources to help elevate your talking points and can guide you through bureaucratic mazes. 

Catherine Ushka will participate in the last half of this training to share her perspective as a Tacoma City Councilmember to let participants know what messaging works.

This event is funded in part by the Puyallup Watershed Initiative.


Saturday, Aug. 25, 7 p.m.

Bowling for Rhinos

Narrows Plaza Bowl, 2200 Mildred St. W., University Place

Come bowl with Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium zookeepers and raise money to save rhinos. Bowling for Rhinos is a world-wide event that raises money to support five rhinoceros sanctuaries in Kenya, Java and Sumatra. More than $400,000 is raised annually at Bowling for Rhinos events across North America. This money goes to save both rhinos and their ecosystems. 

The fundraiser also benefits cheetahs, zebras, giraffes, lions, elephants, Sumatran tigers, gibbons, sun bears, orangutans, dhole, tapirs, green sea turtles, coral reefs and many more species. Cost: Early registration (by Aug. 4) $20; online (by Aug. 24) $25; at-event (Aug. 25) $30. Includes two hours of bowling, shoes, pizza and salad. Each bowler needs to raise at least $25 prior to event.


Thursday, Aug. 30, 5 p.m.

Volunteer Fair at TAM

Tacoma Art Museum, 1701 Pacific Ave., Tacoma 

Want to get more involved? Need volunteers? Don’t miss TAM’s Volunteer Fair during Free Neighborhood Night ( Meet more than 30 local organizations and learn about the many amazing volunteer opportunities in our community.

To learn more about volunteer opportunities at TAM, visit For ages 16+.


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