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Saturday, August 30, 2014
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  • Tenino Quarry Pool:

    The Tenino Quarry Pool is open July 5th to Labor Day Friday-Sunday noon-7pm. Call Tenino City Hall for rates inside and outside the Tenino School District.

     



    Tenino Quarry Pool
    360-264-2368 www.ci.tenino.wa.us

  • Harbor Days Maritime Festival & Tugboat Races:

    Catch tugboat races and tours, live entertainment, arts & crafts, a giant slide, trampolines, as well as food from around the world and our own backyard as South Sounders celebrate their maritime heritage. It's a combination of seafaring and fun for the whole family! Friday-Sunday, August 29th-31st, 5-8pm Friday, 10am-7pm Saturday, 10am-6pm Sunday. Percival Landing, Olympia - from the Oyster House to Port Plaza. Tug boat tours on Saturday, procession and race on Sunday afternoon.


    Friday-Sunday, August 29th-31st, 5-8pm Friday, 10am-7pm Saturday, 10am-6pm Sunday
    Percival Landing, Olympia
    livelys@comcast.net www.harbordays.com

  • Westport Annual Seafood Festival:

    Westport seafood pros will cook up every type of desired seafood - salmon, whitefish, oysters and more - in a day of great eating and fun for all. There's BBQ, live music by Catch of the Day, arts & crafts booths, all at the historic museum. Saturday, August 30th, all day. BBQ from noon-5pm. Maritime Museum, Westport.

     


    Saturday, August 30th, all day
    Maritime Museum, Westport
    360-482-2651 www.experiencewestport.com

  • DONATE! Capital Mall "Be A Hero" Clothing Drive!

    Be a hero! Help provide new clothing to local children in need. Donate new back to school clothing for a local child in our community during the clothing drive which benefits Boys and Girls Clubs of Thurston County. Stop by one of five drop-off locations in Capital Mall between August 1st and 31st. Help local children start the year off fresh and inspired. Visit http://shoppingcapitalmall.com for further details. 


    August 1st through August 31st
    Capital Mall, 625 Black Lake Blvd., Olympia 98502
    (360) 754.8098 www.shoppingcapitalmall.com

  • REGISTER NOW! Register Now for Eastside Cooperative Preschool!

    Eastside Cooperative Preschool is enrolling for Fall. They offer a fun and nurturing environment that offers unique advantages for both parent and child. Register before Saturday, September 13th! Visit them online at www.eastsideco-oppreschool.org or give them a call at 754-3938.


    Register before Saturday, September 13th!
    Eastside Co-Operative School, 3250 Morse-Merryman Rd. SE, Olympia
    360-754-3938 www.eastsideco-oppreschool.org

  • REGISTER NOW! Register Now for Eastside Cooperative Preschool!

    Eastside Cooperative Preschool is enrolling for Fall. They offer a fun and nurturing environment that offers unique advantages for both parent and child. Register before Saturday, September 13th! Visit them online at www.eastsideco-oppreschool.org or give them a call at 754-3938.


    Register before Saturday, September 13th!
    Eastside Co-Operative School, 3250 Morse-Merryman Rd. SE, Olympia
    360-754-3938 www.eastsideco-oppreschool.org

  • REGISTER NOW! Register Now for Eastside Cooperative Preschool!

    Eastside Cooperative Preschool is enrolling for Fall. They offer a fun and nurturing environment that offers unique advantages for both parent and child. Register before Saturday, September 13th! Visit them online at www.eastsideco-oppreschool.org or give them a call at 754-3938.


    Register before Saturday, September 13th!
    Eastside Co-Operative School, 3250 Morse-Merryman Rd. SE, Olympia
    360-754-3938 www.eastsideco-oppreschool.org

  • REGISTER NOW! Register Now for Eastside Cooperative Preschool!

    Eastside Cooperative Preschool is enrolling for Fall. They offer a fun and nurturing environment that offers unique advantages for both parent and child. Register before Saturday, September 13th! Visit them online at www.eastsideco-oppreschool.org or give them a call at 754-3938.


    Register before Saturday, September 13th!
    Eastside Co-Operative School, 3250 Morse-Merryman Rd. SE, Olympia
    360-754-3938 www.eastsideco-oppreschool.org

  • Sale Benefiting Purple Heart Animal Rescue:

    LOLA Lifestyle Boutique is donating 10 percent of its profits Labor Day Weekend to Purple Heart Rescue to help wounded troops and their families. LOLA Lifestyle Boutique, 522 Capitol Way S., Olympia. Friday-Monday, August 29th-September 1st, 11am-6pm. Call Stevie at 360-584-5976 for more information.


    Friday-Monday, August 29th-September 1st, 11am-6pm
    522 Capitol Way S, Olympia
    360 584 5976 www.shopatlola.com http://www.purpleheartrescue.com/

  • Crafts of the Past at Fort Nisqually:

    Art history enthusiasts will love the Crafts of the Past Visiting Artisan Program! View various works designed in the 1800s, participate in crafts including Native American basket-weaving, metal engraving, botanical illustration and more! A different artist is featured each weekend.
    Saturdays & Sundays through September 28th

     

    September 6 and 7

    Millinery

    Dana Repp

    Repp makes period replica bonnets based on examples in museum collections, period illustrations, and photographs. During the weekend, she will display examples of the various types of bonnets worn during the 19th century and demonstrate various construction methods. There will be corded and slatted bonnets, which were worn in the summer for sun protection, as well as straw bonnets, whose durability and affordability eventually made them popular year round. Quilted or wadded, wool or silk bonnets were used for warmth in the winter. Some silk bonnets were solely for showing off, providing little protection from the elements but adding a splash of color and style to a womans wardrobe. Guests will have the opportunity to make slat bonnets in miniature.

     

    September 14 (Sunday Only)

    Tin Whistles

    Steve Ricketts

    Music has long been a part of Rickets life. He learned to play the clarinet in his youth and as adult played saxophone in the Port Townsend Community Orchestra for 27 years. When Rickets began volunteering as a re-enactor at Fort Nisqually 20 years ago, he took up the tin whistle, an instrument documented in the Forts records. During the weekend, Rickets will demonstrate the tin whistle and similar instruments such as the Flageolette and Recorder, and explain their similarities and differences. People who bring their own tin whistles will get a primer on how to play. (Whistles can be purchased in the Museum Store)

     

    September 20 and 21

    Cyanotypes

    Victoria Anderson
    Anderson had her first experience with making a cyanotype photographic print as a child with a kit she got from a science store. As a college student, Victoria explored the process more deeply, learning to make her own photo-sensitive paper and fabric. Cyanotypes use ultraviolet light (e.g. sunlight) to create a photographic image, and were one of the earliest forms of photography to appear in the mid-1800s. It was quickly utilized to make images of plant specimens. Guests will have the opportunity to make their own prints of leaves, buttons, or lace.

     

    September 27 (Saturday only)

    Gardening Crafts in the Heritage Gardens

    Members of the Fort Nisqually Gardening Guild will demonstrate traditional garden crafts such as making wattle fencing, hurdles, and cloches. The craft demonstration complements the Fall Garden Festival, based at the Point Defiance Pagoda. The Fort Nisqually Heritage Gardens are featured in the Fall Garden Festival tours.
     
    This time of year, the gardens at Fort Nisqually are giving up a cornucopia of delicious fruits and vegetables. Plums and apples are ripening on the trees. Wheat and barley were recently harvested. The heritage gardens represent the Forts original 1850s gardens. The historic gardens were much larger -- approximately one-and-a-half acres. The Hudsons Bay Company trading post grew as much of their own food as possible. In 1839, anticipating the decline of the local fur trade, HBC formed the Puget Sound Agricultural Company (PSAC), based at Fort Nisqually. By the mid 1850's HBC had laid claim to over 160,000 acres of land in south Puget Sound, most of it used for the raising of sheep, cattle, and horses.
     
    For more on the Fall Garden Festival visit metroparkstacoma.org/fallgardenfest
     
    Note: Admission to Fort Nisqually is free for Tacoma residents on September 27 (proof of residency required). It is also Smithsonian Magazines Museum Day Live! and a ticket for free admission for two is available through smithsonianmag.com/museumday .


     


    Saturdays & Sundays through September 28th
    Fort Nisqually, 5400 N Pearl St., Tacoma 98407
    253-591-5339 chrise@tacomaparks.com

  • Harlequin Productions Presents "Middletown":

    Harlequin Productions Presents "Middletown," a cosmic comedy by Will Eno, August 21-September 13, 2014 (Thursdays-Saturdays at 8pm, Sundays at 2pm). General $31, Senior/Military $28, Student/Youth $20. Tickets and info (360) 786-0151 or www.harlequinproductions.org


    August 21-September 13 (Thursdays-Saturdays at 8pm, Sundays at 2pm)
    State Theater, 202 4th Ave E., Downtown Olympia, 98501
    (360) 786-0151

  • ADOPT-A-PET Yard Sale:

    noa110Labor Day weekend offers a chance to find some great bargains and help a good cause.

    This big event will be held Saturday, August 30th to Monday, September 1st from 9am-3pm. 


    If you are ready for a new best friend, available dogs can be seen at www.adoptapet-wa.org. For more information on adopting, donating, or volunteering, contact ADOPT-A-PET at (360) 432-3091 or thedoghouse3091@hotmail.com.


    Saturday, August 30 - Monday, September 1 9am-3pm
    940 E. Jenson Rd., Shelton, WA 98584
    (360) 432-3091 www.adoptapet-wa.org

  • Rainier Community Garden Weekly Work Parties:

    Are you interested in learning to garden, don't have gardening space of your own, or just want to give back to the community? The Rainier Community Garden invites you grow fresh vegetables as a collective group and donate a portion to the food bank! Every Saturday 9am-noon starting June 14th, 2014


    Every Saturday 9am-noon
    Rainier High School, 308 Second Street West, Rainier 98576
    360-528-0923 / rainiercommunitygarden@gmail.com www.facebook.com/rainiercommunitygarden

  • Saturday Drop-Off Site:

    The City of Olympia's drop-off site for scrap metal, yard debris, and traditional recycles is open every Saturday. Many items can be recycled at no charge, including clean scrap metal, paper, cardboard, aluminum, and plastic bottles, while there's a small charge for other materials. See the website for rules and information. Saturdays 9am-2pm to November 22nd, 2014. Maintenance Center, 1401 Eastside St. SE, Olympia. For more information, contact: Kim Johnson 360-570-5837
    kjohnson@ci.olympia.wa.us
    www.olympiawa.gov/satdropoff




    Kim Johnson 360-570-5837

  • 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
    360-893-6739/ rbmcivor@comcast.net www.chasegarden.org

  • South Sound Estuarium:

    Enjoy weekends at South Sound Estuarium, the marine life discovery center. See saltwater creatures in three aquariums, explore the marine exhibits, and look under the microscope to view the building blocks of marine life. Saturdays-Sundays, year round, 11am-4pm.  Admission/donation requested.


    open year round Saturdays-Sundays, 11am-4pm
    South South Estuarium, 309 State Ave. NE, Olympia, WA 98501
    360 754-7371 sseacenter.org

  • FREE! Waterfront Public Art Tours Through August:

    Take a weekly guided tour along Olympia's scenic waterfront to learn about the public art that is both shaped by and defines our community. Bring friends and out-of-town guests - the one hour tour includes information on "Triumph," "Windstar," "Motherhood," "The Kiss" and more. Saturdays now through August 30th, 11am-noon. Starting point: the bell in front of the Farmer's Market near the traffic circle.


    Saturdays through August 30th, 11am-noon
    Farmer's Market - the bell in front near the traffic circle, Olympia
    360-709-2678

  • Creekside Village Grand Opening:

    Creekside Village is throwing a community party in support of Camp Hope, a PTSD Foundation! The event is on Saturday, August 30th from 3pm on, with a movie at dusk. Activities include pony rides, a bounce house, raffle items & giveaways, a pool, and the celebratory cake cutting to announce the opening of Creekside Village Apartment Homes. Respond via Facebook at www.facebook.com/creeksidevillageapartmenthomes


    Saturday, August 30th from 3pm on
    1600 Sequalitchew Drive, DuPont, WA 98327 (Next to DuPont City Hall)
    253-964-1799 www.creeksidevillageapartmenthomes.com www.greystar.com