How to Have a Healthy PNW Summer

Lakewood provides a healthy community for its 60,000 residents including the city’s 29.8 percent of households with kids.

The Lakewood community values promoting and practicing healthy lifestyles with options to keep people active and opportunities to access nutritious foods. The City of Lakewood has put together five tips to maintain a healthy lifestyle this summer.

1. Stay active outdoors.

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Fireworks Time: Fireworks Prohibited in Tacoma

With the 4th of July holiday fast approaching, Tacoma Fire Department offers this reminder - fireworks are prohibited in Tacoma.

All fireworks are illegal within Tacoma city limits, and violators of the fireworks law are subject to a fine and the confiscation of their fireworks.

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Community Invited to Play During Special Field Day Celebration at STAR Center

Star Center Adventure Playground

Coca-Cola has announced that STAR Center has been selected as the recipient of a $10,000 grant to help restore, rebuild or enhance areas in the park where people can be active. To celebrate the award presentation with the community, the company will host a Family-Friendly Field Day designed to get kids and families active on Monday June 24, from noon until 2 pm.

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Pierce College Shares Science Dome for Tours and Community Access

The Pierce College Fort Steilacoom Science Dome is revolutionizing science and astronomy education on the campus while also providing a learning opportunity for the community with science films offered for $6 for adults and $3 tickets for children ages three to 18-years-old.

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Tacoma Museum District Announces Museum District Pass

The Tacoma Museum District announced recently the availability of the Tacoma Museum District Pass beginning Saturday. The pass allows visitors to enjoy Museum of Glass, Tacoma Art Museum and Washington State History Museum. Available at each museum and online at www.tacomamuseumdistrict.com passes are priced at $25 for adults and $20 for seniors (65 and up), students (age 6 and up) and military. Each pass is valid for seven days from first redemption.

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Free meal program for children returns this summer to fill a need

Summer Food Program

The Simplified Summer Food Program for children, sponsored by Metro Parks Tacoma in partnership with the USDA, will serve meals at no charge to attending children 18 years of age and younger. All meals are available without regard to race, color, national origin, sex, age, or disability.  

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