Feel Good Friday: Outstanding Community Members Honored, COVID Testing, and Valentine’s Day at the Zoo

ODA Honors Downtown Champions, Person of the Year

The Olympia Downtown Alliance recently held its 23rd Annual Meeting virtually. The meeting allowed the ODA to reflect on 2020, plan for 2021, and honor community members with annual awards. The 2020 Person of the Year award went to Mark Moore, Clean Team supervisor of the City of Olympia. Learn more here.

GenCare Offers Cutting Edge Rapid COVID-19 and Flu Testing Onsite

GenCare Lifestyle is one of the first assisted residential and senior retirement communities in the nation to offer cutting edge rapid testing for both COVID-19 and influenza. The tests are administered by professional mobile crews at all six GenCare locations. Results are produced within a matter of minutes. Learn more.

Cake and Cocoa Zoom Class with Danielle Kartes

Join South Sound magazine contributor Danielle Kartes for a Cake and Cocoa class. Over Zoom, she’ll be baking her unique olive oil and espresso dark chocolate cake with cream cheese buttercream and caramel. She’ll also whip up cinnamon hot chocolate with soft whipped cream. Both recipes are from her book Meant to Share. Register here.

Free Drive-Thru COVID-19 Testing at Cheney Stadium

Discovery Health MD has partnered with Cheney Stadium and the Tacoma-Pierce Public Health Department to provide free COVID-19 testing for Pierce County residents Tuesdays-Fridays from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. and Saturdays from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Registration is preferred but not required. Learn more here.

Will Zoo Be Mine? Celebrate Valentine’s Day at PDZA

Celebrate this Valentine’s Day at Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium and show your love for its furry, feathered, and finned friends. It’s a safe date, too, with one-way open-air pathways to follow as you walk through the zoo holding hands (with your kid, your significant other, or whoever you’re quarantined with). Love at the Zoo runs Feb. 13-15 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Learn more here.

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