Feel Good Friday: A 5K, Increased Vaccine Availability, and Higher Education

College and Career Compass Helps Adults Access Higher Education

Adults in Pierce County will soon have an opportunity to receive free college coaching. Through College and Career Compass, coaches will provide guidance to help adults identify programs and colleges aligned with their interests and career goals. This digital tool helps students search educational pathways, navigate guidance in a “digital backpack” and connect directly with one of 55 campuses for advising. Learn more about this free coaching pilot initiative stemming from a partnership between the Washington Student Achievement Council (WSAC) and nine institutions in Pierce County here.

Walk or Run to Support the Emergency Food Network

Register today to take part in the annual Hunger Walk & 5K. The Hunger Walk & 5K is an opportunity for community members to support Emergency Food Network’s mission of providing food to children, adults, and seniors experiencing food insecurity in Pierce County. The 2021 Hunger Walk & 5K will be held virtually throughout the month of May. Learn more.

Baileys Irish Coffee

The classic cold-weather cocktail taken to new heights of flavor with Baileys Original Irish Cream. Learn how to make it here.

La Paloma Marketplace Reignites Children’s Market Virtually

Taking an idea that started early on, proud Native American female entrepreneur Molly Alvarado, owner of La Paloma Marketplace, will launch the La Paloma Kid Virtual Market & Scavenger Hunt on April 10-11 with the help of her 8-year-old grandson, Roman Sky. Learn more.

COVID-19 Vaccines Available at South Sound Walmart Pharmacies

Residents in Pierce and Thurston counties now have another way to access a COVID-19 vaccine. Eligible patients can schedule a vaccine appointment via the Walmart website once appointments are available and while allocation lasts. Vaccines will be available to those who meet the current phase of vaccine eligibility in Washington state. Click here to find out where you can get your COVID-19 vaccine.

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