Tacoma's Special Events Bulletin

June 18, 2019

City of Tacoma's Special Events Bulletin
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View all of Tacoma's upcoming special events on the City's website - you can access road closure information and the issued permits here, too.

Go to Metro Parks' website to find out what's going on in our fabulous parks and how to reserve one of their parks for your event.

For events and concerts at the Tacoma Dome, visit the Tacoma Dome Website, or the Facebook Page.

The City’s Green Event Program helps events have a more sustainable impact on the environment. The program is mandatory for medium to large events (over 1,000 attendees) and requires an application form consisting of a Scorecard Application, Waste Management Plan, and optional Environmental Services Event Support form for free or reduced in-kind services (trash, recycling, portable toilets). An Event Wrap-Up Form is also required.

Participating in the program allows events to earn recognition for their sustainable endeavors and furthers the sustainability vision of the community. Visit www.cityoftacoma.org/GreenEvents to learn more,
or email sustainability@cityoftacoma.org.

Recurring Events

Tacoma Runners Weekly (#19-0001)
WHEN: Every Thursday year round, 630 PM - 730 PM
WHERE: Locations vary each week
WHAT: 5K, out and back, fun run, involving local restaurants and bars and people interested in running for fun

Proctor Farmers Market (#18-0129)
WHEN: Every Saturday through December 14, 9 AM - 2 PM
WHERE: N 27th Street between Proctor and Madison
WHAT: Farmers Market focuses on food products: produce, meat, fish, artisan and prepared food.

Broadway Farmers Market (#19-0016)
WHEN: Every Thursday through October 31, 9 AM - 3 PM
WHERE: On Broadway between S 9th and 11th streets
WHAT: Weekly Farmers market offering produce, meat, flowers, art

La Paloma: Artisan & Vintage Market (#19-0053)
WHEN: Every Saturday through September 14, 10 AM - 3 PM 
WHERE: N 27th street between Proctor and Adams Street 
WHAT: Outdoor street market

Upcoming Events

Taste of Tacoma presented by Metro Parks
WHEN: Friday, June 21 - Sunday, June 23 11 AM - 9 PM 
WHERE: Point Defiance Park
WHAT: Three days of food and entertainment                                            WEBSITE

Lincoln Neighborhood Block Party (#19-0067)
WHEN: Saturday, June 22, 10 AM - 8 PM
WHERE: Intersection of South 37th and South Cushman
WHAT: A private neighborhood block party

Go Skate Tacoma 2019 (#19-0063)
WHEN: Saturday, June 22, 12 PM - 6 PM
WHERE: On Court C between S 6th and St. Helens Ave and on S 7th between St. Helens Ave and Broadway
WHAT: A block party style event with small pop-up skate park, skate lessons, skate competitions, live music, and a selection of local vendors.  WEBSITE

Corpus Christi Procession (#19-0054)
WHEN: Sunday, June 23, 1 PM - 3 PM
WHERE: Parishioners will walk from Holy Rosary Church to St Joseph Catholic Church and back 
WHAT: A procession of Holy Rosary Church parishioners 

[NEW] Matador Hola Summer Block Party (#19-0048)
WHEN: Saturday, June 29, 11 AM - 12 AM
WHERE: South 8th Street between Pacific Avenue and Court A
WHAT: Outdoor beer garden and dance event                                            WEBSITE

[NEW] Quinceanera Rodeo Procession (#19-0041)
WHEN: Saturday, June 29, 12 PM - 1:30 PM
WHERE: A rolling police escorted closure from 4520 McKinley Ave to 7803 McKinley Ave
WHAT: A rodeo procession of 10+ horses, riders and people walking         

[NEW] Tacoma Criterium (#19-0015)
WHEN: Sunday, June 30, 12 PM - 8 PM
WHERE: Proctor District, on North Madison, Washington, 26th and 27th streets.
WHAT: Closed course, high speed, bike race in multiple heats.                  WEBSITE

[NEW] Shine Time Car Show - The Great Race (#19-0056)
WHEN: Sunday, June 30, 12 PM - 8 PM
WHERE: LeMay - America's Car Museum
WHAT: Car show, beer garden and food truck festival.                  WEBSITE

Looking Ahead -- July 4th Events

Freedom Fair Tacoma - hosted by the City of Tacoma
WHEN: Thursdayday, July 4, 10:00 AM - 10:30 PM
             (Road closures begin at 4:00 AM)
WHERE: Along the Ruston Way waterfront
WHAT: Tacoma's 4th of July celebration; Western Washington's largest festival and fireworks for the 4th. For how to get there, schedule of performers, and more, visit the WEBSITE!

Pt Ruston Independence 5k (#18-0126)
WHEN: Thursday, July 4, 8 AM - 11 AM
WHERE: Running on North Narrows, Vassualt, 48th, Baltimore, 49th, Winnefred, Shirley and 51st, ending at Grand Plaza in Pt Ruston
WHAT: Competitive 5k run                                                                    WEBSITE

Celebration of Past & Present Block Party (#19-0049)
WHEN: Thursday, July 4, 10 AM - 10 PM
WHERE: North Puget Sound between 34th and 35th
WHAT: A private neighborhood block party

Phillippi Block Party (#19-0075)
WHEN: Thursday, July 4, 11 AM - 10 PM
WHERE: North 49th Street at Waterview.
WHAT: A private neighborhood block party

Silver Cloud 4th of July Party (#19-0037)
WHEN: Thursday, July 4, 6 PM - 11 PM
WHERE: Pier next to the hotel
WHAT: A private party for Silver Cloud Inn guests

Tacoma Venues & Events

City of Tacoma
2727 E D St.
Tacoma, WA 98421
Tacoma Venues & Events

Special Events Coordinator
Kala Dralle
(253) 573-2523

Tacoma Police Department
Sgt. Gary Roberts

Tacoma Fire Department
Lt. Ken Hansen
(253) 591-5762


To apply for a City of Tacoma Special Event Permit, go to http://tacomapermits.org/.

Permits for the Esplanade, 21st Street Park, and other properties along the Thea Foss Waterway are not issued by the City, but by the Foss Waterway Owners Association. For more information please contact them at (253) 265-3042 or 1 (877) 460-5880.

Visit the City of Tacoma's Fire Department's event permits webpage.

If you want to request service from any City of Tacoma department, call 3-1-1, or go to TacomaFIRST311 and use one of the online request forms.


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El Programa de Evaluación del Recién Nacido de Washington incorpora pruebas de otros trastornos mortales

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Comunicado de prensa


Para publicación inmediata: 14 de junio de 2019  (19-069-español)

Contacto: Kristen Maki, Oficina de Comunicación Estratégica, 360-545-2944

El Programa de Evaluación del Recién Nacido de Washington incorpora pruebas de otros trastornos mortales

OLYMPIA – Tras la ampliación del laboratorio y la adquisición de mejores equipos, el Programa de Evaluación del Recién Nacido del Departamento de Salud realiza pruebas en bebés para detectar más trastornos congénitos poco frecuentes y planea sumar otras enfermedades dentro de poco.

“Realizamos pruebas a todos los bebés nacidos en Washington para detectar estos trastornos congénitos poco frecuentes, que pueden conducir rápidamente a la muerte o a una discapacidad permanente si no se detectan a tiempo, lo que nos permite salvar vidas”, explicó el secretario de Salud del estado de Washington, John Wiesman. “Los bebés que tienen estas enfermedades normalmente parecen estar sanos al nacer, lo que hace que la detección y el tratamiento tempranos sean críticos”.

Actualmente, el departamento realiza pruebas para detectar 29 enfermedades (enlace solo en inglés) utilizando una muestra de sangre seca que se toma del talón del bebé y se coloca en una tarjeta especial con papel de filtro. Cada año, el laboratorio realiza cerca de 12 millones de pruebas en más de 164 000 muestras de aproximadamente 85 000 recién nacidos. Se identifican alrededor de 200 bebés con alguno de estos trastornos por año y se les brinda tratamiento a una edad temprana.

La Junta de Salud Estatal determina qué enfermedades se incluyen en la evaluación, pero existen otras que requieren más equipos y espacio en el laboratorio. La remodelación y ampliación realizadas recientemente han permitido que el departamento reúna las condiciones para incorporar pruebas de diagnóstico de la adrenoleucodistrofia ligada al X (X-ALD), un trastorno hereditario que afecta el sistema nervioso y las glándulas suprarrenales. La adquisición del nuevo equipo para pruebas de X-ALD fue financiada en parte por la Fundación Ethan Zakes (enlace solo en inglés).

Además, este verano, el Departamento de Salud comenzará a realizar pruebas de segundo nivel para detectar la fibrosis quística, lo que aumentará la precisión de los resultados de las pruebas y el seguimiento. El departamento también tiene planes de agregar pronto pruebas de mucopolisacaridosis tipo I y de la enfermedad de Pompe, y está analizando incorporar pruebas de atrofia muscular espinal; todas ellas son enfermedades graves que pueden ser incapacitantes o mortales.

Más información sobre la evaluación del recién nacido (enlace solo en inglés) se encuentra en el sitio web del departamento.

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