Tacoma Power will give away compact fluorescent lights (CFLs) on Oct. 8 in order to show that there is an energy-efficient bulb for almost every fixture in the home. CFLs last up to 10 times longer than incandescent bulbs and use 75 percent less energy, making them a smart lighting choice. Tacoma Power's instant discounts and special offers make them a great deal. Those who attend can exchange up to five incandescent bulbs for CFLs and enjoy fun activities related to energy-efficient lighting. The event will take place at Home Depot, located at 7050 Tacoma Mall Boulevard.
Tacoma Fire Department will offer free training in cardiopulmonary resuscitation on Oct. 9 to anyone interested in lerning this basic lifesaving skill. Citizens are invited to learn the fundamentals of CPR and will then be given the opportunity to practice on with manikins and automated external defibrillators. Upon successful completion of the course, participants will receive a Tacoma Fire Department citizen-level CPR card, which is valid for two years. The event will take place at Foss High School, located at 2112 S. Tyler St. To register for a class time, go to www.cprsunday.net.
After watching Orting score three unanswered touchdowns to overcome Charles Wright's big first-half lead, the Tarriers' launched a 10-play, 70-yard drive late in the fourth quarter, capped by Raheem Hughey's 5-yard touchdown plunge to claim a 38-35 win over the Cardinals on Oct. 6.
"We knew coming in how big this game was," said Charles Wright head coach Mike Finch. "It was a comeback for both teams, that last drive you saw was (linemen) Parker Rush and Nick Mungia saying to their guys 'suck it up, here we go, this is what we've worked for'...it was pretty impressive."
Charles Wright started quickly, marching 76 yards in 12 plays on the game's opening drive and scoring on Fritz Jacobson's 10-yard pass to Alex Nielsen. After recovering a fumble on the kickoff, the Tarriers punched it in again on Jacobson's 5-yard pass to Collin Hungate.
Orting answered with a 39-yard touchdown reception by Christian Yoro, whose 50-yard run earlier on the drive set up the Cardinals scoring chance. Charles Wright's Alexander Moore quickly took back momentum with an 85-yard kickoff return for a touchdown, putting the Tarriers up 21-6 at the end of the first quarter.
Yoro would score on a 68-yard catch in the second to cut the lead to 28-14, leading to a key moment in the game when Charles Wright rushed their field goal team on the field to hit a 25-yarder with no time left in the first half for a 31-14 lead.
Orting came out of the gates quick in the second half, as Yoro capped a long drive with a two-yard touchdown and Connor Rose scored early in the fourth quarter to cut the lead to 31-28. After the Tarriers' next drive was killed by penalties, Orting set up at the Charles Wright 35-yard line, and scored on Rose's 26-yard run with 6:28 left in the game.
Charles Wright's offense then stepped up, as Jacobson hit Chris Lee for a key third-down conversion and Reynolds later added a 12-yard run to the Cardinals'
5-yard line to set up Hughey's big moment.
"I just saw great blocks from my line, went (through) and dove over," said Hughey of his score.
The wildness was far from over, as Yoro's 30-yard run put the Cardinals in great shape on their final drive, and they would move the ball to the Tarriers' 19-yard line with 30 seconds remaining. The Tarriers broke up three passes, including one in the back of the end zone on fourth down, to snuff out the drive and clinch the key league victory.
"We came together as a team...it was a team effort that whole game," said Reynolds, who unofficially finished with 80 yards rushing on 12 carries. Jacobson finished 12-for-17 for 149 yards and two touchdowns for the Tarriers.
Yoro did most of the damage for Orting, with 13 carries for 108 yards and a touchdown and two catches for 107 yards and two scores. Rose added 89 yards rushing and two scores on 15 carries for the Cardinals.
The win puts Charles Wright at 4-1 and in control of their own destiny in league play, as they came back from a disappointing 33-0 loss to Cascade Christian last week.
Here’s a few things we think you might enjoy this weekend…
Friday, Oct. 7
TACOMA FILM FESTIVAL
Tacoma Film Fest kicked off Oct. 6 and runs through Oct. 13 at numerous downtown venues including, of course, The Grand Cinema. There are so many excellent independent films to see that it will be hard to choose from among the more than 100 full-length features, shorts and documentaries from around the world, along with opportunities to hear from visiting filmmakers, directors and actors, parties to attend and even free films being screened at three locations. Free program booklets are available at The Grand and at coffee shops, bookstores and restaurants around town, or visit www.tacomafilmfestival.com.
FREE ROCK SHOW
Hell’s Kitchen is opening its doors Oct. 7 to the indie and rock worlds in a free concert featuring local rockers Big Wheel Stunt Show, The Legend of Bigfoot, Umber Sleeping, Tallest Tree and Valis. The show starts at 9 p.m.
A groundbreaking recording artist and harmonica master, Charlie Musselwhite creates trailblazing music while remaining firmly rooted in the blues. He will be joined by some of the Northwest’s premier harp players - The Paul Green Harmonica Showcase with Paul Green, Jay Mabin and Kim Field - for a performance at the Rialto Theater at 7:30 p.m. Tickets: $29-$49. Info: www.broadwaycenter.org.
Saturday, Oct. 8
FALL FREE FOR ALL
Broadway Center is hosting a fully free, two-day arts and music event downtown Tacoma, beginning at 10 a.m. Saturday, and coming to a close 7:30 p.m. on Sunday.
Come enjoy the theaters, support local artists, dine out and shop in Tacoma's vibrant Theater District. For a full schedule of performances, click here.
Cork! A Wine Bar is hosting DASH Center’s annual Masquerade Ball. Tickets are $15, and proceeds benefit DASH Center’s goal to provide quality, performing arts instruction and mentoring to underserved communities and lower-income families. The event starts at 7 p.m. Tickets are available at www.brownpapertickets.com.
Sunday, Oct. 9
YE OLDE B MOVIES
The movies the Tacoma Cult Movie Club has in store for its next gathering will take you back into a simpler time back to a simpler time with dragons, mead and wenches with overflowing bosoms. Come see for yourself what Medieval B Flicks are all about! Free popcorn and admission as always.. Oct. 9, 7-10 p.m. at Acme Grub Cage, 1310 Tacoma Ave. S.
A local pizzeria is offering breast cancer patients across the country a Slice of Hope. Farrelli's Wood Fire Pizzais helping raise critical funding for breast cancer research by donating 10 percent of its sales from Friday, Oct. 7 to the Karen Mullen Breast Cancer Foundation, a national charity based in Seattle.
Oct. 7 has been designated National Pizza Party Day by Slice of Hope, a pizza industry charitable initiative. Slice of Hope has banded together pizzerias from across the nation in an effort to fight this invasive disease, which will impact hundreds of thousands of women and men this year. In fact, more than 190,000 new cases of breast cancer will be diagnosed this year. And, sadly, approximately 40,000 women will die from the disease this year. That’s approximately 110 breast cancer deaths daily, and Farrelli's Pizzaowner John Farrellsays that’s simply too many.
“There isn’t a person in this country who hasn’t felt the effects of breast cancer in some way,” Farrellsays. “Whether you’ve had the disease yourself, or a family member or friend has had it, it’s safe to say you’ve been impacted by breast cancer. Farrelli'swants to do something to help end this disease. That’s why we’ve joined Slice of Hope and will be donating 10 percent of our food sales on Friday, Oct. 7. We've also created a pizza called the Tasty Cancer Fighter that will be featured on the cover of our menu during the month of October. We will be donating $6 for every 12" and $10 for every 16" of that pizza sold during October to the Karen Mullen Foundation. So please come down to any Farrelli's Pizzalocationthis Friday night to show your support of this cause, or order the Tasty Cancer Fighting pizza during the month to help as well.”
Slice of Hope is spearheaded by Pizza Today magazine editor Jeremy White. White, Pizza Today publisher Pete Lachapelle and a small team of cyclists will bike from Portland, Ore. to Seattle, Wash., Oct. 4-7 to raise awareness for Slice of Hope’s fight against breast cancer. On Oct. 7. On Thursday, Oct. 6, the team of cyclists will receive a pizza party by the owner's of Farrelli's Pizza at their 6th Ave. Tacoma location. The public is invited to come in and meet the Slice of Hope cyclists from Pizza Today Magazine as well. Farrelli's Wood Fire Pizzawill donate funds to the Karen Mullen Breast Cancer Foundation, which has committed to giving 100 percent of the Slice of Hope proceeds to a handful of the nation’s leading breast cancer research labs.
Farrelli's Wood Fire Pizzahas five locations in the South Puget Sound region. For more information, visit www.farrellispizza.com.