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LeMay Speeds Toward June Opening – Volunteers Needed

21 May

Calling all classic vehicle enthusiasts: LeMay – America’s Car Museum is opening June 1-3. Volunteers needed for historic event!

Photo: David Imanaka.

America has a love affair with the automobile – if you do, too, then drive straight down to LeMay – America’s Car Museum (ACM), and volunteer for the grand opening of this amazing new museum, June 1-3. To make it easier, you don’t even have to drive – simply go to the website, click on Support, download the volunteer application, fill it out and e-mail it back to:

The Concours Club at ACM. Photo: David Imanaka.

ACM is a four-story museum designed to preserve history through celebration of the world’s car culture; it is located on a nine-acre campus right across from the Tacoma Dome and in the shadow of Mt. Rainier. It will be one of the world’s largest auto museums and attractions when it opens in less than two weeks. The futuristic looking facility will house up to 500 cars, trucks and motorcycles from private owners, corporations and the LeMay collection, which amassed a Guinness Book record of more than 3,500 vehicles in the mid-1990s.

The museum is seeking up to 80 volunteers for the various opening activities planned for the grand opening. Volunteering with other enthusiasts amongst these shiny beauties is the next best thing to driving them!

Hawaiian Music Legend Brings Aloha Spirit to Tacoma

21 May

First Night Tacoma is presenting Hawaiian music legend, Brother Noland, at the Rialto Theater on May 25. As anyone who has reveled in T-town streets on Dec. 31 in the last 18 years knows, First Night is Tacoma’s reigning New Year’s Eve blowout – a major arts showcase, a family-friendly festival (one of 300+ in the nationwide First Night universe) and the Big Kahuna of downtown celebrations. In an effort to create a more inclusive event, the organizers are reaching out to various cultural groups in the area, and hosting the contemporary Hawaiian musician and songwriter is a first step.

“Our long-term goal [is] that the whole South Sound community will feel deeply connected to one another through this kick-off event of the year,” said First Night Co-Executive Director, Lance Kagey. “We have made it our priority, this year, to reach out to the Pacific Islander community, as well as the larger Asia-Pacific community. With that in mind, we have brought Brother Noland from Hawaii to do a special concert and inspirational talk for our youth. Friday, May 25, Brother Noland will share his unique talent with us. We are hoping to get the word out to the various community organizations….We also will make special arrangements to make sure everyone who would like to attend the 6:15 Lessons of Aloha-Leadership for Pacific Islander Youth can do so regardless of available funds.”

The evening’s schedule is as follows:
6:15 pm: Lessons of Aloha-Leadership for Pacific Islander Youth (all community youth welcome) call 206-551-3244 for group rates and discounts
7:30 pm: Concert
9 pm: Meet and greet with Brother Noland
Tickets are $25, available at

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