Feel Good Friday: Scholarships, Relays, and Motorcycles

The Distinguished Gentleman’s Ride Turns 10

Tacoma is officially taking part in one of the world’s largest charitable on-road events for owners of classic and vintage-styled motorcycles this Sunday, May 23. This year marks 10 years of The Distinguished Gentleman’s Ride. It raises funds and awareness for prostate cancer and men’s mental health on behalf of Movember. More here.

Charles Wright Academy Announces Scholarship

Charles Wright Academy recently announced its annual scholarship competition. The Yazi Educational Scholarship for the 2021-2022 school year will go to two newly-enrolled seventh-grade students at CWA. Students should be nominated through the Boys & Girls Clubs of the South Puget Sound by June 11. More here.

Relay For Life Goes Virtual

Due to COVID-19, Relay For Life Tacoma will be going virtual this Friday, May 21 at 7 p.m.  Donations from Relay For Life go toward the American Cancer Society. Learn more about the virtual event here.

Tacoma Public Library Eliminates Overdue Fines

Tacoma Public Library recently announced it will permanently eliminate overdue fine collection on late items, as well as absorbing fees from missing or damaged items that incurred a charge on Jan. 1, 2016, or earlier from patron accounts. TPL stopped charging overdue fines in March 2020 during the COVID-19 pandemic; the new policy ensures that this practice will continue. More here.

Employing the Travelers Mindset in Quarantine Times

It took a pandemic to keep Rick Steves home — 2020 was the first year in decades Steves didn’t board a plane to Europe — or anywhere, for that matter. The popular public television host, best-selling guidebook author, and outspoken activist who encourages Americans to broaden their perspectives through travel has stayed busy at home in Edmonds. We caught up with him to learn what he’s been up to and how to have a traveler’s mindset at home.

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