Community Events and Health Talks

Franciscan Polar Plaza

Polar Plaza 2014-15.Date: Friday, November 21, 2014 - Sunday, January 11, 2015
Time: Monday through Thursday, 4-9 p.m. (closed Thanksgiving); Friday, 4-10 p.m. (Except Nov. 21, 4 p.m. to 8 p.m.; Dec. 26 and Jan. 2, 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.) Saturday, 10 a.m.-10 p.m.; Sunday, 10 a.m. - 8 p.m.; Christmas week hours: Dec. 22 and 23, 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.; Dec. 24, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Dec. 25, noon to 10 p.m.; Dec. 26 and 27, 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Location: Tollefson Plaza
1710 Pacific Ave.,

Cost: General Admission: $8, Military Member: $7, Seniors (60+): $7, Children 5 and under: $4; Skate Rental: $2 Sizes: Child - Adult 14 (double blades are available for youth)

Parking is available under Tacoma Art Museum building. Cost is $2 an hour with an all-day rate of $12 for up to 10 hours. Metered on-street parking is also available.

The Franciscan Polar Plaza brings the community together in downtown Tacoma through early January. CHI Franciscan Health, Tacoma Art Museum and other local sponsors have partnered to bring art, ice and everything nice to Tollefson Plaza for all to enjoy. Skate hand-in-hand across the only covered open-air ice rink in the city. It's an opportunity to create a wonderful wintertime memory that surely will last a lifetime. Visit for more information.

St. Joseph Medical Center Blood Drive

Giving BloodDate: Wednesday, November 26
Time: noon - 5 p.m.
Location: Lagerquist Conference Room B,
St. Joseph Medical Center,
1717 S. J St.,
Tacoma, WA 98405

Cost: Free

Help us save lives by giving the gift of life. It’s easy and fast, and you’ll get a snack for your efforts. Come by during your lunch, or before or after your shift. Our goal is to have 20 donors. Please try and sign up in advance by calling 1-877-24-BLOOD. CHI Franciscan Health and Cascade Regional Blood Services appreciate your support.