The Daily Mash-Up

Wednesday, May 04, 2016 This Week's Paper

Tacoma welcomes Northwest poets Derek Sheffield, Arlene Kim, Marjorie Manwaring & Rebecca Hoogs to King's Books. Join host and Tacoma Community College professor Allen Braden—TCC professor and author of A Wreath of Down and Drops of Blood (University of Georgia) and Elegy in the Passive Voice (University of Alaska/Fairbanks), winner of the Midnight Sun Chapbook Contest)—as the poets read from new works at the crossroads of clarity and magic at a free event at 7 p.m. today at King’s Books,218 St. Helens.

The four innovators in Northwest poetry have been called by critics “captivating,… Read More

Christopher Titus will headline Tacoma Comedy Club next week, from April 11-13, which was a good excuse to call the guy up to talk about his new standup comedy special, “Voice in My Head” and other stuff he's been working on.

Apparently, his forthcoming projects include a movie that expands on a pilot he shot a few years back called “Special Unit.” Titus described it as “'The Shield' with handicapped… Read More

The Rescue Mission in Tacoma will be holding its first Walk-A-Thon event from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, April 6 at Federal Way High School in Federal Way.


Everyone is invited to take part in this fun, healthy day for the whole family. Highlights will includelive entertainment, tasty treats, and activities for kids, as well as opportunities for participants to learn about the experience of our region’s homeless population.


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The Ethnic Fest Poster contest now includes cash prizes, thanks to Jerry McLaughlin, a retired owner of JayRay Communications who has sponsored the contest for the past six years:
· 1st place: $200
· 2nd place: $100
· 3rd place: $50

Ethnic Fest 2013 will be held on July 27 and 28 in Tacoma’s Wright Park. In preparation for this annual celebration of culture and community, all Pierce County high school students are invited to participate in the Ethnic Fest Poster Contest. The poster contest is open to all Pierce County high school students. Submissions must be received… Read More

Housing 4 Success is part of a county-wide effort to end youth and young adult homelessness by providing individuals with the tools they need to become self-sufficient.

H4S is recruiting for Host Homes in the community. Host Home pairs a young person experiencing homelessness with a caring individual/family that has a spare bedroom and wants to make a difference. Host Home Providers receive support services from a Housing Specialist along with financial assistance.

“People have two basic needs: food and shelter,” said Dana Coggon, a Tacoma resident who opened her spare room… Read More

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