All you have to do is grab one of those little tchotchke squeeze-toys things in each hand and begin working the wrist muscles like there’s no tomorrow and regulate the breath slow and steady and keep the gaze firm all in preparation for the coming time when you will be called upon to slap yourself out of your inner conundrums and shake yourself from your general malaise and heed thee to Peaks & Pints 6-Pack of Things To Do.
NORTHWEST TREK: The wildlife park is open daily, but you’re the tram driver. That’s right; you can still experience the awe and wonder of seeing a moose, mountain goat or bison herd, but now from the comfort and safety of your own car. The new Wild Drive premier tour at Northwest Trek Wildlife Park allows you to drive your own vehicle around the forests and meadows of the park’s Free-Roaming Area, following a staff naturalist who’ll spot animals and narrate a fascinating tour of Northwest wildlife. 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Northwest Trek Wildlife Park, 116 10 Trek Dr. E., Eatonville, online timed-ticketing for carloads $70 members, $80 public, bring masks
PROCTOR FARMERS MARKET: The Artisan Food Makers at the Proctor Farmers Market offer a weekly selection of goods that are handcrafted, rather than produced by industrialized methods, such as Mountain Lodge Farm goat cheeses, La Pasta, and Purdy Organics. Also, expect to see tomatoes, broccoli, masks, corn, eggplant, peppers (all varieties), masks, summer squash, squash blossoms, salad greens, masks, onions, potatoes and more. 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Proctor District, North 27th Street and North Proctor
BEER FLIGHT: A small cadre of Belgian iconoclasts go on quietly stirring the imagination of brewers around the world, showcasing deliciously dry, hop-forward beers, rustic farmhouse offerings, bold and complexly balanced strong ales, and all manner of tart and funky brews, including the unparalleled sensory experience that is authentic lambic. Gueuzerie Tilquin is one of those iconoclasts. Pierre Tilquin founded the small family brewery based in Bierghes, Brussels, in 2009. He exclusively blends lambic beers, such as today’s Peaks and Pints to-beer flight, Peaks and Pints Pilot Program: Tilquin On The Fly. Tilquin purchases worts from Boon, Lindemans, Cantillon and Girardin, then ferments them in their own oak barrels. This allows for the blending — typically 50 percent one-year old lambic, 30 percent two-year old lambic and 20 percent three-year old lambic. 11 a.m. to 8 p.m., Peaks & Pints, 3816 N. 26th St., Basecamp Proctor, Tacoma
DRIVE-THRU FAIR FOOD: Consider the stick. Sticks are supposed to make it easier to eat your food as one wanders, we suppose, but really all it does is hold the food vertical so that the juices race down one’s arms. Think about that as you drive through the Fair Food Fair at the Washington State Fairgrounds today. Select vendors will have food available for purchase to-go at various stops with something for everyone: scones, Juicy’s Burgers, BBQ, Krusty Pups on sticks, Fiesta Corn, Burgers, Turkey Legs, Piroshky, Caramel Apples on sticks, Elephant Ears, Cotton Candy, Funnel Cakes and more. Food vendors will take your order while you remain in your vehicle and deliver it to you. Please be careful if you eat and drive. Also, any self-respecting fairgoer would hit the rides before stomachs had a chance to digest any of that enormous amount of food. So if you eat and drive please don’t emulate the Tilt-A-Whirl by doing donuts in a parking lot. 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., Washington State Fairgrounds, enter near the Agriplex Building off 15th Avenue SW at the 5th Street Gate, southwest side of Fairgrounds, Puyallup
MUSEUM OF GLASS: The Museum of Glass Mobile Hot Shop will set up, er, shop again on MOG’s outdoor plaza with live glassblowing and hands-on activities — today’s activity is painting glass jars. The Museum Store will be open and featuring new items for sale too. Pro tip: If you are a MOG member you should stop by the education table with your member card to receive a small token of gratitude for your support. Noon to 3 p.m., Museum of Glass, 1801 Dock St., Tacoma
CIRCUS: Venardos Circus was on the schedule to be a star at the Tacoma STAR Center, but it was canceled for obvious reasons: clowns are scary. Just kidding. The traveling circus, led by a former Ringling Bros. Barnum and Bailey ringmaster and Broadway performer Kevin Venardos, will presents its Broadway-style, 13-act performances virtually. Acts involve Rolla Bolla, juggling, aerial stunts on silks, trapeze, cross bow, spinning cube and the teeterboard. The show must go on! 4 p.m., venardoscircus.com, tickets $18.50, with family rates