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Feel Good Friday: A Lantern Festival, a Networking Social, and a Theatre Season Unveiled

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Bring a Little Light to Tacoma

Tacoma’s annual Water Lantern Festival returns this Saturday at Spanaway Park. The festival will include food, vendors, music, and activities for the whole family. Stick around after the sun sets for the main event, as lanterns drift out into the water attached with notes of love and hope. Learn more about the event here.

Tacoma Little Theatre Unveils 103rd Season 

The beloved Tacoma Little Theatre, founded in 1918, recently released upcoming production dates for 2021 and 2022. This season’s series of acts, titled The Start of Something New, will feature well-known classics like The Wizard of Oz and Clue. Learn more about the season, starting this Friday and running through June 2022, here

RE Tacoma Networking Social

Calling all entrepreneurs and small business owners: RE Tacoma, a nonprofit offering businesses access to low-cost or free business materials and classes, is hosting a mixer. Circle Tuesday, Sept. 21, on your calendars for a night of networking, music, and drinks. The informal dress code is black, gold, and fancy — general dress-to-impress vibes. The organization also will raffle off a basket of local goodies, supplies to jump-start your small business, and a 6-month RE Tacoma membership. Head to @theretacoma on social media for more information.  

Is Your Boss the Best Boss? 

If you think you have the world's best boss, share that with the Thurston County Chamber. The chamber, along with Express Employment Professionals, is looking for employees who have great employers for the 2021 Chamber’s Boss of the Year Award. The hosts are looking for innovative, communicative, and knowledgeable visionaries who bring joy to the workplace. If you are interested in nominating your boss, learn more here

Local Makers Market

Stop by the parking lot outside of the Better Gym in Gig Harbor Saturday for the Local Makers Market. The pop-up market is your go to one-stop-shop for handcrafted gifts and homemade treats. Learn more about the event and how you can support local talent here.