Love hiking the trails in Pierce County? Join the club. Today is Pierce County Trails Day, and the major focus of our 6-Pack on this Saturday. Don a mask and celebrate the beauty.
OUTDOORS: Pierce County Trails Day is an annual day for trail users to connect and celebrate community trails and parks in cities and communities across Pierce County. More than 20 in-person and do-it-yourself events and activities are happening across the county for all ages and abilities, including walking, biking, and running to the booths and activities along the Foothills Trail. Remember to #RecreateResponsibly and use all health precautions. 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., for more information, click here.
BEER FLIGHT: South Sounders tend to get creative in the helter swelter. Besides crafting explicit fantasies about sitting on a block of ice or getting clocked by an exploding fire hydrant, the stuff soft-drink commercials are made of, our survival in the summer heat includes many cooling down alternatives. A quick survey of the supermarket beverage section reveals how many hybrids have evolved. Want water? You can pick flavored, sparkling, calorie-free, vitamin-packed — you name it. And then there are hard seltzers, hard iced coffees, hard kombucha, and the immortal Slurpee, hangover cure to the gods. But for today’s Peaks and Pints Pilot Program to-go beer flight we’re offering refreshing fruity beers to beat today’s heat. 11 a.m. to 8 p.m., Peaks & Pints, 3716 N. 26th St., Proctor District, Tacoma
MARKET DAY: The Puyallup Main Street Association has sponsored the Puyallup Farmers’ Market for more than 37 years. The market continues through the pandemic with strict safety measures and fresh Washington grown produce, local crafters, and food vendors, including Spooner Farms, Neighbor Lady Cheese, Lumpia Love, Fudgeworks, Tye Dye Mikes, For the Love of Pasta, Johnsons Berry Farm, and many others. 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., South Hill Mall southwest side, 3500 S. Meridian, Puyallup
SCAVENGER HUNT: As part of Pierce County Trails Day, explore Tacoma history with a family-friendly, self-guided scavenger hunt beginning and ending at Job Carr Cabin Museum in Old Town Park. Take a walk through the neighborhood where the City of Tacoma began to develop. Find out about the people and places that were important in the history of the area while wearing a damn mask. If you would rather stay at home, check out the virtual tour here. 8 a.m. to 7 p.m., Job Carr Cabin Museum, Old Town Park, 2350 N. 30th St., Tacoma
SKATEBOARDING: As part of Pierce County Trails Day, Alchemy Skateboarding will lead a casual group cruise starting at Foss Skatepark, pushing across the Narrow’s Bridge and back — we’re talking skateboarding nine to 10 miles roundtrip. While the pace will be beginner friendly, participants should know how to skateboard — not necessarily the ability to pull off a 360 inward double heelflip, but at least pushing, turning, and stopping. Both helmets and boards are required, as well as a damn mask. 3 p.m., Foss Skatepark, Heidelberg Davis Park, 1902 S. Tyler St., Tacoma
MOVIE: Filmmaking duo Bill and Turner Ross paint an elegiac portrait of a tiny world fading away but still warm and beating with the comfort of community. Bloody Nose, Empty Pockets — which, we assume, suggests the state in which several of the barflies expect to stagger home when it’s all over — works as both a eulogy for the beloved Las Vegas watering hole Roaring 20s and for a more archetypal form of fellowship. Catch the film in The Grand Cinema’s Virtual Screening Room. Pair the documentary with Revision Brewing’s Pour Decisions triple IPA for the Peaks & Pints cooler. $12 movie