A 6-pack of things to do to fritter away your summer Tuesday.
SUFFRAGE CENTENNIAL: Today’s the day! The National Suffrage Centennial inspired Suffrage Special Whistle Stop Tour stops virtually in Tacoma. The Washington State Historical Society created the tour, which launched Aug. 19, marking 100 years since the ratification of the 19th Amendment, ensuring the right to vote for most women. Appropriately, the focus of today’s Tour stop is the Washington State Historical Society. In March 2014, the WSHS opened a museum in the historic Provident Building at 919 Pacific Ave. in downtown Tacoma, fulfilling a decades-long vision. This location provides a safe, stable environment for collection items, as well as improved community access to exhibits and activities. Learn about the Historical Society here. Learn about the National Suffrage Centennial here. Pair the history lessons with Wander Brewing’s Right Here Right Now ere Right Nowhazy IPA from the Peaks & Pints cooler. Photo courtesy of washingtonhistory.org
BEER FLIGHT: Mt. Rainier Infinity Loopers climb the mountain like the Hulk scales a skyscraper to pound puny bad guys. Infinity Loopers do not take the time to soak in views of Mt. St. Helens or the Tatoosh Range at the top. They just want to reach Mt. Rainier’s summit as fast as possible, then get back down even faster. You, on the other hand, slowly climb up North 26th street to grab Rainier beer at Peaks & Pints craft beer bar, bottle shop and restaurant in Tacoma’s Proctor District. Mt. Rainier Infinity Loopers also run extremely fast, are superbly fit, and know The Wonderland Trail like the back of their sweaty hands. You, again, run extremely slow, aren’t superbly fit, but know Two Beers Wonderland Trail IPA like the back of your hand. Today, Peaks and Pints offers you a chance to dream about being a Mt. Rainier Infinity Looper while drinking the beer version of the endurance event: Peaks and Pints Pilot Program: Mount Rainier Infinity Drinkers On The Fly. This is what you’ve been training for all summer, right?
DOG DAYS: A Middle English word that means “lake-woods,” Lakewold is one of the country’s unique estate gardens. Located on the western side of Gravelly Lake in the heart of Lakewood, the 10-acre garden estate is comprised of a series of individual gardens surrounding the Wagner House, the early 20th century estate residence. Today, beautifully manicured paths around the Wagner estate will be open to dogs. Expect a long list of rules, including leashes and poop bags, but still, dogs! 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., Lakewold Gardens, 12317 Gravelly Lake Dr. SW, Lakewood, $5 children and dogs, $10 adults, photo courtesy of lakewoldgardens.org
CO-OP HOUSING CHAT: Puget Sound is growing and housing prices are rising, displacing longtime residents and recent immigrants. How can communities strengthen ties and stay rooted? Co-op housing is one tool Forterra uses to lower the cost of homeownership in our community-driven real estate development projects, helping to keep community members in the neighborhoods they shaped. Grab a Fort George City of Dreams Pale Ale from the Peaks & Pints cooler and join Forterra (virtually) for their Coffee & Conversation about co-op housing — what it is, how it works, and its history—and how Forterra is applying co-op housing to their work in Tukwila and Tacoma. 1-2 p.m., forterra.org
MARKET DAY: This is the fourth week of Tacoma Farmers Market’s 30th Anniversary celebration, which means the organization highlights another important role the markets play in small business incubation in our community. Each year, TFM provides a venue for new and veteran small businesses to cultivate relationships, try out new products, and get permits, licenses, and other necessities in order. This helps establish business owners as experienced market vendors and, in some cases, is a steppingstone for others on their way to local brick and mortar locations. You can support TYFM’s work with small businesses by shopping local at the markets and donating in honor of our 30th Anniversary here. The Eastside Farmers Market runs this afternoon with a wide array of locally sourced fruits and vegetables, honey, flowers, baked goods, and food trucks. 3-7 p.m., 3500 McKinley Ave. E., Tacoma
BASEBALL: The Seattle Mariners (11-19) travel to San Diego to take on the Padres (18-12) tonight. It’s been a rough season so far for the Mariners, but there’s hope for the future thanks to 25-year-old Kyle Lewis who was the No. 11 overall pick in the 2016 draft. He’s batting .368 with seven homers. Padres’ rookie Jake Cronenworth is batting .348 with three homers while playing all four infield positions. 6:10 p.m., Root Sports Northwest