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Friday, October 24, 2014
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  • GET TICKETS NOW! "Red Herring" at Olympia Little Theater:

    See Michael Hollinger's comic thriller "Red Herring" and try to guess who is really a communist spy! It's three love stories colliding at once in a wild show about the H-bomb, marriage, murder, Senator Joe McCarthy's daughter and other explosive issues. Friday-Saturday, October 24th-25th; Thursday-Sunday, October 30th-November 2nd, Thursday-Sunday, November 6th-9th. Call 360-786-9484 for more information or see   

    Oct. 24-Nov. 9. Thu.-Sat. 7:55pm, Sunday 1:55pm
    Olympia Little Theatre, 1925 Miller Ave NE, Olympia

  • Volunteers Needed for Family Support Center's Homeless Shelter:

    The Family Support Center is looking for compassionate and energetic volunteers to help at Pear Blossom Place, their 24-hour family shelter in Olympia. They have a wide variety of shifts and needs to fill, including evenings and weekends. Training provided and children are welcome to volunteer alongside their parents. Their needs are expected to grow as the colder months approach; join their amazing team now! For more information, contact Katherine at or 360-628-7343 ext 1

    Volunteers needed now!
    Downtown Olympia
    360-628-7343 ext 1

  • REGISTER NOW! 5K Trick or Trot - Fun Run for Scholarships:

    The Rochester Scholarship Association's 5K Trick or Trot Saturday, October 25th is a fun event for the entire family. Costume contest, prizes for race division winners, spooky t-shirt all included with registration.  Register by October 15th to receive a T-shirt. Multiple age brackets. Team registration available. Rochester Scholarship Association awarded over $30,000 last year to Rochester High School graduates pursuing higher education.  Visit for more info and to register.

    Saturday, October 25th (8am registration, 9am run)
    starting from Grand Mound Cemetery, 6300 183rd St SW, Rochester 98579

  • GET TICKETS NOW! Live Radio Show - "Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde":

    Hear the live radio broadcast of "Dr. Jeckyll & Mr. Hyde" and prepare to be terrified! There's also another twisted episode of "Lights Out" and many more surprises - tickets include an appetizer, and glasses of wine are available for purchase. Friday-Saturday, October 24th-25th. All tickets $25 - includes appetizer.

    Friday-Saturday, October 24th-25th
    Lakewood Playhouse, Lakewood.

  • FREE 24-HOUR HELP! Crisis Clinic and Youth Help Line

    Help is a phone call away! Volunteers are available around the clock for confidential and anonymous support and for information and referral. Call the Crisis Clinic of Thurston and Mason Counties or the Youth Help Line! Crisis Clinic 360-586-2800; Youth Help Line 360-586-2777.


    Crisis Clinic 360-586-2800, Youth Help Line 360-586-2777

  • BUY TICKETS NOW! Browtober for SafePlace Olympia:

    Throughout the month Artisans Group says NO to eyebrow grooming to recognize and fund raise for SafePlace, Olympia's domestic violence and sexual assault shelter. Saturday, November 1st they are hosting a end of Browtober Party where all donations go directly to SafePlace. The event will have a silent auction, raffles, wine, food, and brow waxing. This is a 21 and older event.

    The event costs $10 ahead of time or $15 at the door. Tickets can be purchased at

    Saturday, November 1st noon to 3pm
    Uncork and Unwind, 324 Custer Way SW, Tumwater 98501

  • SIGN UP TODAY! Medical Vouchers for Pets:

    Do you need to have your pet seen by a veterinarian but can't afford the cost of a visit? Concern for Animals gives financial assistance to qualified pet owners living in Thurston, Mason, and Lewis counties. Call Concern for Animals today to sign up! (360) 456-8176

    (360) 489-1478

  • PSE Recycling Donation Program to Benefit Food Lifeline:

    Help feed hungry Northwest families by donating your old fridge or freezer for a $25 rebate. Decide to donate that rebate and Puget Sound Energy will match your contribution to raise $50 for Food Lifeline. Your appliance donation can provide 200 meals for those less fortunate! Offer ends Monday, December 15th. Puget Sound Energy, 2711 Pacific Ave. SE, Olympia. Call 1-877-309-4754 to schedule an appliance pickup or visit

    Offer ends December 15th
    Puget Sound Energy, 2711 Pacific Ave. SE, Olympia
    1-877-309-4754 www.pse/recycle

  • GET TICKETS NOW! YWCA Women of Achievement Gala:

    Meet the 2014 Women of Achievement and celebrate 20 years of celebrating women lighting the way in our community on this special night! Five women will be honored, in addition to a Young Woman of Achievement and more. Helping as a best table host, donating an auction item or joining as a sponsor is a great way to connect with friends and support the YWCA. Thursday, November 6th, 5:30-9pm. Tickets $80 - RSVP by October 30th at 360-352-0593.

    Thursday, November 6th, 5:30-9pm
    Red Lion Hotel Forest Ballroom, 2300 Evergreen Park Dr., Olympia

  • Thurston County Voter Registration:

    Voter Registration Deadlines for the November 4, 2014 General Election

    Monday, October 27, 2014


    • Deadline for first time registrations in Washington State.
    • You must register in person at the Auditor’s Office.

    To find your voter registration status, contact the Elections Division at (360) 786-5408 or visit the Thurston County Election website at


    Office open Monday-Friday 8am-4:30pm
    Thurston County Courthouse Building 1 rm. 106, 2000 Lakeridge Dr SW, Olympia 98502

  • VFW Ladies Auxilirary Rummage Sale:

    Come find new treasures at the VFW Ladies Auxiliary semi-annual rummage sale. The profits from the rummage sale go to fund the many programs they fund such as Veterans in Nursing Homes, Veterans Homes and Hospitals, and National Home - which is for children whose parents are fighting overseas or for children whose parents were injured and are in recovery. The times and dates are Friday, October 24 9am-6pm and Saturday, October 25 9am-3pm. Come Support our Veterans! They are also taking donations for the sale.  Bring them Thurday, October 23 from 6pm-8pm.

    Friday, Oct. 24th 9am-6pm & Sat. Oct. 25th 9am-3pm
    VFW Post #318, 2902 Martin Way E., Olympia
    360-866-3642 /

  • Chase Garden Open for Tours:

    Chase Garden is open for tours every Wednesday-Sunday from April-October 10am-3pm. Admission is $5. April: Native woodland wildflowers. May: colorful groundcover meadow and rhododendrons.  Enjoy the panoramic view of Mt. Rainier. There are also plants for sale!

    Wednesday-Sunday 10am-3pm through October 31st
    Chase Garden, 16015-264th St E, Orting, WA 98360

  • FREE! Talking Food with New Market Culinary Arts:

    Join New Market Skills Center culinary arts students for a discussion of the Timberland Reads Together titles "Closer to the Ground" by Dylan Tomine and "Eating on the Wild Side" by Jo Robinson Friday, October 24th 12:30-1:30pm. The students will share recipes related to the books and discuss seasonal foods. This program is part of Timberland Reads Together, Timberland Regional Library's one book-one community reading initiative for 2014.  

    Friday, October 24th 12:30-1:30pm
    7023 New Market St SW, Tumwater, WA 98501

  • REGISTER NOW! Olympia Memes Zombie Run:

    Family friendly spooky fun at Heritage Park in downtown Olympia on Friday, October 24th from 5-8pm. Come at 5pm for special makeup FX by Olympia Memes artists and lumber your way in a race around Capitol Lake starting at 6pm. For more information check out Olympia Memes on Facebook. Kids under 12 free but must be accompanied by an adult. Buy tickets at



    Friday, October 24th from 5-8pm
    Heritage Park, 330 5th Ave SW, Olympia 98501

  • GET TICKETS NOW! "Born to be Wild" Auction & Dinner:


    Boys & Girls Clubs of Thurston County "Born to Be Wild" auction & dinner is the wildest auction in town! Help raise half a million for kids - get tickets now! Friday, October 24th, 5:30pm. Tickets are $125; get them at Register at For more information, call 360-956-0755.

    Friday, October 24th, 5:30pm
    The Evergreen State College Costantino Recreation Center Gym, 2700 Evergreen Pkwy NW, Olympia, WA 98505; 360-956-0755

  • Family Friendly Haunted House:

    Come in costume to the Family Friendly Haunted House - a great time for every family member! Cost is $4 per person or 3 cans of non-perishable food items, $10 per family or a clean, usable bike, blanket or coat.  The location is also a dropoff point for the Literacy Project (children's books) or unwrapped holiday gifts. Concessions available. Friday-Saturday, Oct. 17th-18th & 24th-25th. 101 East 7th St., Bucoda (15 miles from Olympia and 11 miles from Chehalis).

    Friday-Saturday, Oct. 17th-18th, 24th-25th, 6-9pm
    101 E. 7th St, Bucoda

  • FREE! Fall Harvest Festival:

    Enjoy a free community event - an in-house Halloween celebration with games, candy, and snacks! For ages infants to 7 years old. Friday, October 24th, 6:30-8pm. Call 360-753-8646 for more information.

    Friday, October 24th, 6:30-8pm
    Mini-Skool,1006 Cooper Point Rd. NW, Olympia

  • GET TICKETS NOW! Theatre of Lost Souls Haunted House:

    Is Sir Archibald's secret "in the water"? Find out the truth at the family-friendly "Theatre of Lost Souls" haunted house! Sir Archibald ran a successful freakshow carnival in the 1880s, and the scary legacy continues! Sunday-Thursday & Friday-Saturday October 23rd-26th & 29th-31st (Friday-Saturday 6:30-9:30pm, Sunday-Thursday, 6:30-8:30). Ticket sales at the door; call 253-851-7529. Tickets are $6 (ages 10 and under), $10 (ages 11 and up). One dollar off kid friendly night, Oct. 29th.

    October 23rd-26th & 29th-31st
    Paradise Theatre, 9911 Burnham Dr. NW, Gig Harbor

  • Celebrate the Clean Water Act at Traditions Cafe:

    The tide is turning to restore water quality across the nation! Celebrate what's been accomplished and learn what's to come in this celebration of the Clean Water Act, as speakers and presentations will make this a fun and informative event. Friday, October 24th, 7-9pm.

    Friday, October 24th, 7-9pm
    Traditions World Cafe & Folk Art, 300 5th Ave. SW, Olympia.

  • GET TICKETS NOW! Ghosts, Goblins & Ghouls, 19th Century Style:

    Stories for kids of all ages will recall the 19th century in "Ghosts, Goblins & Ghouls." Hear tales of ghostly pipers, haunting whaling ships and demon snakes. An intermission with cider and cookies also allows children to take home any parents who can't tolerate the more intense stories that follow. The event happens rain or shine - dress for the weather. Friday-Saturday, October 24th-25th, 7-9pm. Fort Nisqually Living History Museum at Point Defiance Park, Tacoma. Admission is $8 adults, $6 for children 12 and under. Save $1 by purchasing advance tickets - see

    Friday-Saturday, October 24th-25th, 7-9pm
    Fort Nisqually Living History Museum at Point Defiance Park, Tacoma

  • Johnny Lewis Tribute:

    There will be a Northwest Big Band Tribute to Johnny Lewis to benefit the Loiacono Music Education Scholarship Fund Friday, October 24, 2014 at 7:30pm. Tickets are $13 each.  For tickets contact Music 6000 at (360) 786-6000 or the Washington Center Box Office (360) 753-8586, online at

    The 501c3 Loiacono Music Educational Scholarship Fund provides musical scholarships and promotes & facilitates music education & appreciation in order to preserve & develop musical experience & culture within our Thurston County youth community.



    Friday, October 24th 7:30pm
    Washington Center for the Performing Arts, 512 Washington St., Olympia 98501