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Saturday, March 28, 2015
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  • GET TICKETS NOW! "Our Only May Amelia" at Olympia Family Theater:

    Adapted from the award-winning novel by Jennifer Holm, "Our Only May Amelia"  is the coming-of-age story of a 13 year old who is being raised on an isolated farm. This play is recommended for ages 8 and up. Friday-Sunday, March 20th-April 5th.


    Friday-Sunday, March 20th-April 5th
    Olympia Family Theater, 612 4th Ave. E., Olympia
    360-570-1638 www.olyft.org

  • Olympia Little Theatre Presents "Laughing Stock":

    A funny and genuinely affectionate look at the magic that lies at the heart of the theatrical world.  When "The Playhouse," a rustic New England summer theatre, schedules a repertory season of Dracula, Hamlet and Charley's Aunt, predictably, confusion ensues. Follow the well-intentioned, but over-matched company from outrageous auditions to ego-driven rehearsals through opening nights gone disastrously awry, to the elation of a great play well-told and the comic and nostalgic final night of the season. March 27-April 19, 2015


    Friday, March 27-Sunday, April 19 (Thu.-Sat. 7:55pm, Sun. 1:55pm)
    Olympia Little Theatre, 1925 Miller Ave NE, Olympia 98506
    oltadmin@olympialittletheatre.org www.olympialittletheatre.org

  • GET TICKETS NOW! "Ain't Misbehavin' " at the Washington Center:

    Relive the Harlem Renaissance in a finger-snappin', toe-tappin' evening at the jazz clubs in "Ain't Misbehavin' "! Five great Northwest performers play the rowdy and humorous songs of Fats Waller and his life as a journey meant for play and pleasure. Saturday, March 28th, 7:30pm & Sunday, March 29th, 2pm. Washington Center for the Performing Arts, Olympia. Tickets are $47, $37, $27. Call 360-753-8585 or see www.washingtoncenter.org.


    Saturday, March 28th, 7:30pm & Sunday, March 29th, 2pm
    Washington Center for the Performing Arts, 512 Washington St. SE, Olympia
    360-753-8585 www.washingtoncenter.org

  • GET TICKETS NOW! Steve Martin's "Picasso at the Lapin Agile":

    Join Einstein and Picasso in 1904 as they transform the world with science and art and muse about other topics. Comedian-actor-musician Steve Martin's play also adds a final twist with the appearance of a charismatic, dark-haired singer warped in from a later era. Friday-Sunday, March 13th-29th. Call for times. 


    Friday-Sunday, March 13th-29th (call for times)
    Tacoma Little Theatre, 210 North I Street, Tacoma
    253-272-2281 www.tacomalittletheatre.com

  • GET TICKETS NOW! "Catch Me If You Can" at Paradise Theatre:

    "Catch Me If You Can," the Tony Award nominated play about the life on con artist Frank Abagnale, Jr., is something to treat yourself to! The story, based on the DreamWorks motion picture, is a riveting, entertaining 20th Century tale. March 6th-28th. Friday-Saturday 7:30pm, Sunday 3pm. Special dinner theatre Saturday, March 21st, 6pm. Call 253-851-PLAY (7529) for tickets and information or visit www.paradisetheatre.org


    Friday-Sunday, March 6th-28th (Friday-Saturday 7:30pm, Sunday 3pm)
    Paradise Theatre, 9911 Burnham Dr. NW, Gig Harbor
    253-851-PLAY (7529) www.paradisetheatre.org

  • "Gremlins" at the Historic Fox Theatre:

    The American horror comedy Gremlins will be presented in two showings in a fun event for the whole family! When a gadget salesman buys his son a "mogwai" but doesn't take care of it properly, things go horribly in the town that gremlins threaten to wreck. Saturday, March 28th, 2 & 7pm. Admission is $8, $7 for members and $20 per family (three to four persons). Get tickets from www.brownpapertickets.com/event/13337218 or at Book'n'Brush in Chehalis, Holley's Place, Hubbub, Santa Lucia Coffee and PostNet in Centralia.


    Saturday, March 28th, 2 & 7pm
    Historic Fox Theatre, Centralia
    360-623-1103 www.centraliafoxtheatre.com

  • GET TICKETS NOW! "Laughter on the 23rd Floor" in Olympia:

    Harlequin Productions is delighted to present Neil Simon’s classic sidesplitting comedy, "Laughter on the 23rd Floor." Set in 1953 in a scruffy office in mid-town Manhattan, "Laughter on the 23rd Floor" is inspired by the playwright’s early experience as a writer on Sid Caesar’s television hit "Your Show of Shows." March 5th-28th, Thursday-Saturdays 8pm, Sunday matinees 2pm. Tickets are $20-$32. call 360-786-0151 or see www.harlequinproductions.org  for more information.

     


    Thursday-Saturday, March 5th-28th, 8pm (Sunday matinees 2pm)
    State Theater, 202 4th Ave E., Downtown Olympia
    (360) 786-0151

  • REGISTER NOW! YMCA Spring Run:

    Do good for your body – and have fun doing it - while helping kids reach their potential through the YMCA! Register today for the YMCA’s Spring Run – a chip-timed certified 10K, a two-mile neighborhood run or walk, and a non-competitive ½ mile kids’ run Saturday, May 2 from the Capitol! All proceeds benefit YMCA youth development programs. Register at the Downtown Olympia or Briggs Y or online, www.southsoundymca.org! 360-357-6609


    Saturday, May 2nd - registration 8am
    Capitol campus, Olympia
    360-357-6609

  • FREE! Olympia Residents - Saturday Drop-Off Site:

    Olympia residents can recycle any non-appliance and clean scrap metal every Saturday, including holiday weekends. Yard debris and traditional recyclables are accepted - all plastic must be removed. Saturdays through November 21st, 9am-2pm. See www.ci.olympia.wa.us or call 360-570-5837 for details.


    Saturdays through November 21st, 9am-2pm
    City of Olympia Maintenance Center, 1401 Eastside St. SE, Olympia
    360-570-5837 www.ci.olympia.wa.us

  • Arbor Day Work Party In Olympia:

    Join a work party on Arbor Day and remove invasive weeds and plant trees and shrubs. Volunteers can work at two different locations and receive a pair of work gloves to keep and a voucher for a free water bottle at the downtown Arbor Day celebration (first 100 volunteers). Saturday, March 28th, 10am-1pm. Two locations: Grass Lake Refuge, Olympia (meet at the Kaiser entrance); Priest Point Park, Olympia (meet at Shelter 4 near the playground). Call 360-753-8159 for more information.


    Saturday, March 28th, 10am-1pm
    Choose Grass Lake Refuge or Priest Point Park, Olympia
    360-753-8159, tlindner@ci.olympia.wa.us

  • Dog Gone Easter Egg Hunt:

    Pet Connection Magazine presents the Dog-Gone Easter Egg Hunt Saturday, March 28, 2015, 10am-3pm.

    • 2 Doggie Easter Egg Hunts

    • 1 Hunt for kids • Doggie Fashion Show

    • Photos with the Easter Bunny

    • Agility & Flyball Demos

    • Pony Plop Bingo - You could win $1,000 CASH

    • Swag Bags to first 400 families!

    • Tons of Prizes

    • Vendors - FREE Samples!

    • Bake Sale

    • Pony Rides

    • and SO MUCH MORE!

    $4.00 donation per person. Kids 12 and under are free, $4.00 donation per fashion show entry. All proceeds go to Concern for Animals, Feline Friends, and Thurston County Sheriff K-9 Unit. www.petconnectionmagazine.com 360-507-4251. Pony Plop tickets on sale NOW at Concern for Animals office! $10 each!


    Saturday, March 28, 10am-3pm
    Regional Athletic Center, 8345 Steilacoom Rd SE, Lacey, at the corner of Steilacoom & Marvin
    360-489-1478 concernforanimals.org

  • FREE! Arbor Day Celebration & Tree Tour:

    Celebrate Arbor Day in Olympia with two events: The Capitol Campus Tree Tour, a walking tour of the landscape a horticulturist and an urban forestry specialist. Then an Arbor Day tree planting event with music and light refreshements. Saturday, March 28th, 11am-12:30pm (Capitol Campus Tree Tour - meet at Old Thurston County Courthouse at 1110 Capitol Way South, Olympia) & 2-3pm (Downtown celebration at Artesian Commons, 415 4th Ave. E, Olympia). Free, but please RSVP for the Capitol Campus Tree tour - Brent Chapman at

    brent.chapman@des.wa.gov 


    Saturday, March 28th, 11am-12:30pm & 2-3pm
    Artesian Commons & Capitol Campus, Olympia
    brent.chapman@des.wa.gov www.ci.olympia.wa.us

  • FREE! Spring Family Healthy Garden Fest:

    Participate in workshops repeated throughout the day on raised-bed gardening & soil testing, raising mason bees and more at the Health Garden Fest! Tips from the City of Tacoma's natural yard care program on how to make your yard environmentally friendly will also come in handy. Free! Saturday, March 28th, 11am-2pm. Call 753-798-4784 for more information.


    Saturday, March 28th, 11am-2pm
    McLendon Hardware, 1015 N. Pearl Street, Tacoma
    253-798-4784, gtanbara@tpchd.org www.tpchd.org

  • REGISTER NOW! Bowl for Kids' Sake in Olympia:

    Raise money for Big Brothers & Sisters of Southwest Washington and then attend a bowling party to celebrate the fundraising for a great cause! Form a team of 4 to 6 members and when the fundraising is complete, enjoy free bowling and pizza. Register your team via the website. Saturday, April 18th, 12pm. To learn more or to register your team, visit www.swwabigs.org/bowlforkidssake 


    Saturday, April 18th, 1pm
    Westside Lanes, 2010 Harrison Ave. NW, Olympia
    360-943-0409 www.swwabigs.org

  • BUY TICKETS NOW! Capital Food & Wine Festival!

    Don't miss the Capital Food & Wine Festival Saturday, March 28 noon-9pm. There will be 40+ Washington wineries serving 140+ types of wine, 40+ beers on tap, 20+ restaurants, a premium wine cellar, live acoustic background music, and O'Blarney's Sports Bar with a big-screen TV! Proceeds benefit St. Martin's Alumni Association. www.capitalfoodandwinefestival.com


    Saturday, March 28th noon-9pm
    St. Martin's University Marcus Pavilion, 5300 Pacific Ave., Lacey
    www.capitalfoodandwinefestival.com

  • REGISTER NOW! Bowl for Kids' Sake in Centralia:

    Form a bowling team and collect pledges to support kids in our community with Big Brothers & Sisters! Then join others in an afternoon of bowling to celebrate those fundraising efforts. Bowling and pizza are free once the fundraising is complete. Register through the website. Saturday, April 11th, 1pm. To register your team or get more information, call 360-943-0409 or visit www.swwabigs.org/bowlforkidssake 

    Saturday, April 11th, 1pm
    Fairway Lanes, 1501 S. Gold St., Centralia
    360-943-0409 www.swwabigs.org

  • FREE! Sea Changes - Ocean Acidification Lab:

    Carbon dioxide (CO2) in the air helps insulate our planet and keep it warm, but there can be too much of a good thing. Our oceans are absorbing a very large amount of CO2 every day and this is changing their chemistry. It’s making them more acidic, a process called ocean acidification. This hands-on chemistry lab gives an introduction to pH, the effects of CO2 on water, and the effects on local shellfish populations. Workshop is appropriate for 5th grade and older; great opportunity for parents and kids to explore science together. Free, Saturday, March 28 at 2 pm.


    Saturday, March 28th 2-4pm
    WET Science Center, 500 Adams St. NE, Olympia 98501
    360-528-5742 https://www.facebook.com/wetsciencecenter

  • GET TICKETS NOW! Rainier Auction for Education:

    Attend the Auction for Education to raise money for Rainier School District students! There will be a silent & live auctions, a catered steak dinner, beer and wine for 21 and over. Money raised will be distributed in the form of senior scholarships, renewal scholarships, and teacher/staff grants. Saturday, March 28th, 4pm. Purchase tickets at www.rainiereducationfoundation.com/auction and you'll be pre-registered for the Awesome Auction!

     


    Saturday, March 28th, 4pm
    Rainier Sportsman Club, 404 Alaska Street, Rainier
    360-951-2922 www.rainiereducationfoundation.com/

  • Benefit for Procession of the Species:

    Enjoy hot and spicy Zumba to Latin music in a benefit for Procession of the Species & Earthbound Productions! Come dressed up fiesta style or represent a Latin country of your choice. Water will be provided - bring your own reusable container. Saturday, March 28th, 6-9pm. Suggested donation: $25 - all donations are 100% tax deductable. If you have questions, contact zumbayu@gmail.com. See the Procession of the Species website at www.procession.org.


    Saturday, March 28th, 6-9pm
    Eagles Ballroom, 4th & Plum Streets, Olympia
    zumbayu@gmail.com www.procession.org

  • FREE! Summer Garden Planning & Preparation:

    Beginning and veteran gardeners alike will benefit from a workshop and seed exchange with Catilin Moore! The educator, author and activist will help get gardens off to a strong start with advice on everything from potting soil, transplanting from indoors to outdoors to lighting and more. Free! Saturday, March 28th, 6-9pm. The program takes place after regular library hours and no other library services are available. Call 360-352-0595 or see www.TRL.org for more information.


    Saturday, March 28th, 6-9pm
    Olympia Timberland Library, 313 8th Avenue SE, Olympia
    360-352-0595 www.TRL.org

  • FREE! Olympia Peace Choir Benefit for Family Support Center:

    Saturday, March 28th, the Olympia Peace Choir will hold its annual FREE benefit performance. Proceeds from the event's raffle and silent auction will go to The Family Support Center's Pear Blossom Place family shelter in Olympia. The Olympia Youth Chorus's Cantabile will also perform. Doors open 6:00pm; raffle and silent auction at 6:30pm. Choir performance begins at 7:00pm. Free event. Donations accepted. 


    Saturday, March 28th 6:30pm
    The Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd, 1601 North Street, Olympia 98501
    360-489-0204 http://oly-wa.us/PeaceChoir/ https://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Olympia-Peace-Choir/154390987907778