Feel Good Friday: Urban Hikes, Drive-In Movies, and Ice Cream

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Walk The Narrows

Here’s something fun, fitness-friendly, and free to do that’s suitable for all ages — walk across the Narrow Bridge. In Tacoma, park at the War Memorial Park and cross Jackson Street to start your urban hike about 200 feet above the Puget Sound. It’s about one mile to Gig Harbor. From the parking area, it’s about three miles roundtrip. It’s the most unique hike you’ll take this summer and offers some of the best photo backdrops!

Free Drive-In Movie

Yep, we said free! The Federal Way Performing Arts & Events Center is hosting a free drive-in movie Saturday, Aug. 15. Fill your car with kids, blankets, and snacks and watch Toy Story 4 at 8:40 p.m. Parking starts at 7 p.m. PAEC is located at 31510 Pete von Reichbauer Way South.

Virtual Car Seat Safety Checks

The Mary Bridge Center for Childhood Safety is now offering virtual car seat check appointments, using the Lifesize video conferencing platform. This allows our certified Child Passenger Safety Technicians to teach you how to use your car seat from the comfort and safety of your home, and while adhering to infection prevention guidelines. More here.

Animarum Fills Hearts and Tummies

Gig Harbor’s Animarum typically serves upscale eclectic cuisine in an intimate, speakeasy sort of ambiance. But fast-forward to the world of COVID-19, and the need to pivot to a new normal became urgent for this fine-dining restaurant. And in the process, it brought food, friendship, and joy to local seniors. Read the rest of the story here.

Ice “Dream” Bars 

Johnson Candy Company makes hand-dipped ice cream bars and it might be the best thing that $4 can buy this sizzling hot weekend. Head to its walk-up window at 924 Martin Luther King Jr. Way in Tacoma to get your cool treat. The bars are popular and can sell out, so watch its frequently updated Facebook page. Also, watch the videos of them making the bars. Drool.

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