Feel Good Friday: Murals, Movies, and Kayaking

New Kris “Sonics Guy” Brannon Mural in Tacoma

To honor the late local celebrity Kris “Sonics Guy” Brannon, Beautiful Angle, Raimundo Jurado, and RR Anderson joined together to create a mural outside of Gather Juice Co., located on 6th Avenue. Check out the finished mural next time you’re downtown. 

Columbia Bank Provides $75,000 Through Warm Homes Grant Campaign

Columbia Bank recently announced its annual Warm Homes grant campaign where it will provide three one-time grants for $25,000 each to organizations in Idaho, Oregon, and Washington working toward affordable housing solutions. The Coffee Oasis in Washington is one of the three recipients. Learn more about the effort here.

Take Kayaking Classes Through Metro Parks Tacoma 

Have you always wanted to learn how to kayak? Get out on the water this spring with friends and enjoy this women’s-only paddle to learn the basics of paddling. The trip, which goes through the urban waterway in downtown Tacoma, is guided. The next lesson is this Saturday at 9 a.m. More here.

Bliss Expands to Proctor

Bliss Small Batch Creamery had been drawing fans to its cute little shop in University Place for several years. It recently opened a second location at 2724 N. Proctor St. in Tacoma. Some of the flavors change; ice cream cakes are always available. Also look for its mobile locations.

Local Film Highlights Homeless Community 

Tacoma-based filmmaker Melinda Raebyne will be showing her film Stories of Us: Camp Second Chance this Sunday at Alma Mater. The documentary focuses on the homeless community. The film has been screened at the Seattle International Film Festival, Meaningful Movies Project, Northwest Film Forum, Indieflix, and Tacoma Film, where it received the Audience Choice Award. More here.

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