Celebrate Bike Month in the Greater Olympia Area
It’s National Bike Month, and with this beautiful spring weather we have been so fortunate to have, there has never been a better time to enjoy a nice bike ride and get out of the house to enjoy some fresh air! We have four amazing biking trails throughout the greater Olympia area that would be perfect for your next ride. From the Chehalis Western Trail, the Yelm-Tenino Trail, the Millersylvania State Park, to the Thurston Bountiful Byway — you can make your Memorial Day Weekend memorable with these awesome outdoor escapades. Click here for information on these trails as well as the fun local stops you can make along the way. From coffee breaks to cookie stops, parks and more, these four routes are the perfect way to get out and celebrate National Bike Month the right way!
Hop in Your Car and Drive Through Northwest Trek
Enjoy Northwest Trek in an entirely new way! Offering new Wild Drive Premiere Tours, you can now drive through the beautiful, free-roaming park and experience seeing a moose or newborn bison calf from the comfort and safety of your own car. With Wild Drive, your tour will begin by driving into the park’s welcome area, where a staff member will greet and help guide you on your tour, leading you into the free-roaming area where you will get to drive through beautiful meadows, shady wetlands, and dappled forests. Experience dozens of Northwest animals as they roam freely throughout the 435-acre area, and even download an audio app to enjoy a live narrated tour with awesome stories and background about all the species you’re seeing. Be sure to make a reservation beforehand online here. Cost per vehicle is $70 for members, and $80 for non-members. All ages are welcome, so pack up the car (max of 8 people per vehicle), load up the fam, and experience a trip to Northwest Trek unlike any other!
Tacoma Arts Live Virtual Gala
Dress up in your finest formal wear, pop some bubbly, and enjoy the Tacoma Arts Live Gala from home this year! Helping raise vital funds to help support Education through the Arts, the gala raises money for programs that help serve approximately 50,000 students, educators, and families each year. The annual event, this year held virtually, will be streamed through YouTube Live and Facebook Live on Friday, May 29, beginning at 7:30 p.m. Audiences will be able to participate in a live auction and can donate in support of the education through the arts programming, but the event is free to attend. There will also be a silent auction available to participate in that will be running from Saturday, May 23 through Monday, June 1. Click here for additional info. This year’s virtual programming will feature Executive Director David Fischer, members of the education team, and entertainment by EnJoy Productions. So get inspired and help show your support to your arts community!