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Friday, July 03, 2015
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  • "Meet the Beach" All Summer Long:

    "Meet the Beach" all summer long with South Sound Estuary Association beach naturalists! It's an exciting learning experience with experts in their field, held at five different parks: Tolmie, Priest Point, Frye Cove, West Bay and Burfoot. Rubber boots recommended. Friday, June 5th-Sunday, August 30th. Call 360-704-7544 or visit for more details.

    Friday-Sunday, June 5th-August 30th
    Tolmie, Priest Point, Frye Cove, West Bay and Burfoot Parks

  • FREE! Summer Reading Program:

    Kids, teens & adults are all invited to sign up for the Timberland Library's Summer Reading Program! This year's theme is superheroes - "Every Hero Has a Story" for children, "Unmask!" for teens and "Escape the Ordinary" for adults. Kids can win free books while adults earn the chance to win an exciting grand prize. Signup is ongoing - Friday, June 12th to Labor Day. Call the Tumwater Timberland Library at 360-943-7790 or see for more information.




    Friday, June 12th through Labor Day
    Tumwater Timberland Library, 7023 New Market St SW, Tumwater

  • REGISTER NOW! 4-H Summer for Kids Program:

    Register the kids for the Thurston County 4-H summer event! It's four days of action-packed days - projects that are hands-on, educational and fun for youth ages 8-12. Choose between half day to full day programs, but register by Wednesday, July 8th. Monday-Thursday, July 13th-16th. Morning or afternoon sessions are $60, or full day sessions at $120. Contact the 4-H office at or call 360-867-2153.




    Monday-Thursday, July 13th-16th
    Thurston County Fairgrounds, 3054 Carpenter Rd. SE, Lacey

  • REGISTER NOW! Clay Classes by Mike Lalone:

    Mike Lalone of John C. Campbell Folk School will be conducting two classes in July! The first is "The Portrait In Clay" and the second is "The Figure In Clay" - register now! Tuesday-Friday, July 14th-17th (6 to 8:30pm) & Tuesday-Friday, July 21st-24th. Registration for "The Portrait In Clay" ends July 6th and "The Figure In Clay" registration ends July 13th. Class registration and additional information is available on the Arbutus website:

    Tuesday-Friday, July 14th-17th & July 21st-24th (6-8:30pm)
    Arbutus Folk School, 610 4th Ave. E, Olympia

  • FREE! Lacey Freedom Concert & Fireworks Spectacular:

    Celebrate our nation's independence with the Freedom Concert & Fireworks Spectacular! The concert features high-energy music from Battle Rhythm - the 56th Army rock band - and fun with DJ Tony G, plus family friendly activity booths, free face painting and food, followed by the fireworks at about 10:15pm. Friday, July 3rd, 6:30-10pm (concert), 10:15pm (fireworks). The fireworks will be launched from William Bush Park, 4400 Chardonnay Drive NE - park will be closed for safety reasons but the display will be visible to most residences located with 3/4 miles and from the concert stage. Call 360-491-3214 or visit for more details about planned road closures to keep traffic flowing during and after the event.

    Friday, July 3rd, 6:30pm, fireworks around 10:15
    Lacey Crossroads parking lot (Yelm Highway & College Streets), Lacey

  • FREE! Free Movie & Popcorn Night:

    It's another "First Friday" at Unity of Olympia Friday, July 3 at 7 p.m., this time featuring the film The Power of the Heart from the director of The Secret. This life-changing film about the astonishing power and intelligence of your heart was at the top of the list of Huffington Post’s most heartwarming films of 2014.  It features 20  inspiring icons of our age including Maya Angelou, Deepak Chopra, Michael Beckwith, Dr. Jane Goodall, and Marianne Williamson.  

    Olympia's Tom Anderson of Tom Anderson Studios also will be on hand to show his paintings and metal work. Anderson's work is found in more than 1500 public and private collections worldwide. Joseph Beaulieu will present information about the Homeless Backpack Project which provides weekend food for Thurston County’s homeless youth. The evening is free, with donations accepted for Homeless Backpack.

    "First Fridays" is a series of free entertainment and information that provides an opportunity to help create some good in the world.  Speakers, musicians, movies, and artists look at important global issues while a local nonprofit shares how they are working to create a local solution.

    Since "First Fridays" began in February, Unity of Olympia has donated nearly $2400 to participating nonprofits including Friendly Water for the World, Safeplace, South Sound Estuary, GRuB, Rosie's Place, and the YWCA.

    Friday, July 3rd 7pm
    Unity of Olympia, 1335 Fern Street SW, Olympia 98502

  • "The Shining" at the Capitol Theater:

    It's an unforgettable horror classic! Stanley Kubrick's atmospheric adaptation of Stephen King's The Shining is hypnotic filmmaking with a creepy soundtrack. Jack Nicholson stars in this frightening ghost story, a masterful exercise in terror. Friday, July 3rd and July 17th. All shows at 9pm. The box office opens 30 minutes before showtime. Call 360-754-6670 or visit for more information.

    Friday, July 3rd & 17th, 9pm
    Capitol Theater, 206 5th Ave. SE, Olympia