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Friday, August 01, 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

  • FREE! Chehalis Music in the Park!

    Mixx 96.1 & the City of Chehalis have teamed up to bring you Music in the Park at Recreation Park (I-5 Exit 78) Fridays at 7pm, with Steve Stefanowicz "The Human Jukebox" and the Cherry Cherry Neil Diamond Tribute July 25, the Voetberg Family Band and the funky, bluesy grooves of Bump Kitchen August 1, and the New Blues Brothers Power Revue with Merrilee Rush August 8! FREE fun for the whole family!


  • Thurston County Fair!

    TCFairBanner2014It's fun for the whole herd at the Thurston County Fair Wednesday, July 30 through Sunday, August 3! All the rides, food, animals, displays, and workshops you remember, plus exciting local music (see below) and the special Savor South Sound (see below)!

    Enjoy the Live & Local Concert Series at the Thurston County Fair!

    Wednesday, July 30 - 5pm
    Artesian Rumble Arkestra
    Thursday, July 31 - 7pm
    Red & Ruby (Food Court Stage)
    Brittany Kingery (Main Stage)

    Friday, August 1 - 7pm
    The Blackberry Bushes

    Saturday, August 2 - 6pm
    The Brown Edition & DBST (Main Stage)
    Yodelady (Food Court Stage - 7pm)

    All concerts are free with fair admission and open to fairgoers of all ages!

    Also returning this year is Savor South Sound, a two-day tasting event highlighting over a dozen local wine, beer, and cider producers. In addition, this year’s Savor will feature local shellfish and farm-to-table tastings organized by WSU Extension Thurston County. Tickets to Savor are just $10 (plus admission to the fair) and include a commemorative Belgian-style beer glass and five tasting tickets. The event is located at the Gazebo Green near the Food Court stage and takes place on Friday, August 1 and Saturday, August 2 from 5 to 10pm. (Savor is a 21+ event.)


    New events in 2014 include up close and personal displays and presentations by Predators of the Heart in front of Heritage Hall. You can visit with all of the feathery, furry and scaly friends all five days at the Thurston County Fair. New on Saturday, August 2 is the Tattoo Art Contest where local tattoo artists will have their skill and artistry on display and cash prizes on the line. Also new in 2014 is the Rescue Pet Roundup on Sunday, August 3 from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. in the Hicks Lake Barn. Come meet all of our furry friends who are available for adoption.


    There are also several fan favorites making a comeback this year at the fair, including:


    ·         One Buck Wednesday on July 30, when admission is just $1 per person when you bring a non-perishable food donation for the Thurston County Food Bank. Tons of other $1 deals are featured inside the fair.

    ·         Kid’s Day Thursday, July 31. Kids 14 and under pay just $2 for admission, and carnival armbands that get you unlimited carnival rides for the day are buy-one-get-one free for your buddy. Don’t forget, admission for kids 5 and under is always FREE at the fair!

    ·         Military Appreciation Day is Friday, Aug. 1 Active duty and retired military personnel and their families can get $2 admission to the fair with your military ID. Just present your military ID for lots of other military deals inside the fair.

    ·         Author’s Corner is back in the Sharp Building will once again feature local authors selling books, greeting fans, and autographing everything from children’s books to crime dramas.

    ·         The Antiques Appraisal event is back on Friday, Aug. 1 at 4 p.m. in Heritage Hall, when a professional appraiser will evaluate collectibles and antiques provided by local residents.

    ·         The Thurston County Commissioners Annual Pancake Breakfast on Saturday, Aug. 2 from 8:30-10 a.m. Breakfast is free with fair admission. Join us on the Gazebo Green on the east side of Heritage Hall.

    ·         The annual Animal Market Sale will be in the Hick’s Lake Barn on Saturday, Aug. 2 at 6 p.m.

    ·         The annual 4-H Equine Western Games begin early at 8 a.m. on Sunday, Aug. 3.


    Wed., July 30 - Sunday, August 3 (Wed.-Sat. 10am-10pm, Sun. 10am-8pm)
    Thurston County Fairgrounds, 3054 Carpenter Road SE, Lacey, 98503

  • Mossyrock Blueberry Festival!

    Scenic Mossyrock, Washington hosts its annual Mossyrock Blueberry Festival Friday, August 1st through Sunday, August 3rd! Events include a car show, live music, quilt raffle, 5k run, pie-eating contest, dog show, wiener dog race, beer garden, parade, and more! Musical acts include Chris Guenther & The Honkey Tonk Drifters (7pm August 1st) and The British Export Band (7pm August 2nd). See for full details.

    Friday, August 1st through Sunday, August 3rd

  • 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

  • REGISTER NOW! NOVA Discovery Camp:

    NOVA School Discovery Day camp runs August 4th-8th. Enroll your student (entering 4th-6th grade in fall of 2014) in a variety of classes: Mosaics, Survival Spanish, Video Game Design, ZenDoodling, Rock Band, Silkscreen Printing, Movie Making, Science Alive and more! There are morning (9am-noon) and afternoon (1-4 pm) classes. Class sizes are limited so enroll now. 

    Monday-Friday August 4th-8th 9am-4pm
    NOVA School, 2020 22st Ave. SE, Olympia

  • Six Sisters Karaoke Party Benefit:

    Join the Six Sisters Karaoke Party in a benefit for the American Cancer Society Relay for Life Team ABC. Enjoy Happy Hour drink specials in a patio setting. Free parking. Thursday-Friday, July 31st-August 1st, 5pm-2am. Six Sisters Lounge, Pellegrino's Event Center, 5757 Littlerock Rd. SE, Tumwater.

    Friday-Saturday, July 31st-August 1st, 5pm-2am
    Six Sisters Lounge, Pellegrino's Event Center, 5757 Littlerock Rd. SE, Tumwater

  • FREE! The Two Gentlemen of Verona:

    Bring chairs & blankets and soak in Shakespeare's "The Two Gentlemen of Verona" in this comedy about love lost and found again. Presented by the Animal Theatre Company, all shows are free to the public. Thursday, July 31st & Friday, August 1st, 7pm.

    Thursday, July 31st, Friday August 1st, 7pm
    Outside the Tumwater Farmer's Market location, Tumwater

  • "Fiddler on the Roof" In Tenino:

    Tenino Young-at-Heart Theatre presents "Fiddler on the Roof" Thursday-Saturday, July 24th-26th and July 31st-August 2nd at 7:30pm. Sunday, July 27th is at 2pm. Tenino High School Commons. Tickets are $12 for Adults and $10 for Students and Senior Citizens and are available on For further information, call 360-264-4498.

    Thurs.-Saturday July 24th-26th and July 31st-August 2nd, 7:30pm. Sunday July 27th show is at 2pm.
    Tenino High School, Tenino

  • 31st Annual St. Martin's Golf Tournament:

    Help the St. Martin's Saints student-athletes by raising some green on the greens in their 31st annual golf tournament. Register now for the event, which has garnered hundreds of thousands of dollars since 1983 to support athletes of every sport. Friday, August 1st. Capitol City Golf Club, 5225 Yelm Highway SE, Lacey. Cocktail hour follows at 6pm at the Norman Worthington Conference Center, 5000 Abbey Way SE, Lacey.

    Friday, August 1st, all day (cocktail hour at 6pm)
    Capitol City Golf Club, 5225 Yelm Highway SE, Lacey; Worthington Conference Center (cocktail hr.), 5000 Abbey Way, Lacey

  • 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 or come to the fall fasion show in the Forever 21 court Saturday August 16th at 2pm. Help local children start the year off fresh and inspired. Visit for further details. 

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

  • 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! Tumwater Riverwalk Tours:

    Free guided walking tours along the Deschutes River in Tumwater will bring life to Tumwater’s pioneer era. The walking tour is approximately one half-mile and lasts one hour. It follows gently sloping paths along the river, crosses bridges, and descends stairs to the lower Tumwater Falls. Additional Riverwalk Tours are scheduled every Wednesday and Friday at 10:30am through September and can accommodate 25 people, first-come-first serve basis. Presented by the Olympia Tumwater Foundation.

    Wednesdays & Fridays, 10:30am through Sept. 26th
    Starts at Tumwater Falls Park office

  • FREE! Friday Nights at Hands On Childrens Museum:

    Live music from the Mazi Gazi Band is a highlight of Friday Nights at Hands On Children's Museum. Create your own instruments to shake to the beat. Free! No pre-registration required. Friday, August 1st, 5-9pm. Hands On Children's Museum, 414 Jefferson St. NE, Olympia.

    Friday, August 1st, 5-9pm
    Hands On Children's Museum, 414 Jefferson St. NE, Olympia

  • Savor South Sound at Thurston County Fair:

    Adults can savor the best flavors that Cascadia brewers, ciderists and vintners have to offer at the second annual Savor South Sound. $10 tickets includes a a commemorative Belgian-style beer glass and five tasting tickets in addition to cost of Fair entry. Lots of live music at the fair, too! Friday-Saturday, August 1st-2nd, 5-10pm. Gazebo Green near the Food Court Stage, Thurston County Fairgrounds, 3054 Carpenter Road, Lacey. For more information, call 360-786-5453.

    Friday-Saturday, August 1st-2nd, 5-10pm
    Gazebo Green near the Food Court Stage, Thurston County Fairgrounds, 3054 Carpenter Road, Lacey

  • FREE! Music In the Park - Blues Brothers Tribute at Port Plaza:

    Don't miss a special day and location for this summer's Music In the Park live series. The Blues Brothers Tribute brings Pop, Rock and - of course, Blues - to Port Plaza in a Friday night performance. Friday, August 1st, 7-8pm. Port Plaza, Olympia. Free!

    Friday, August 1st, 7-8pm
    Port Plaza, Olympia

  • FREE! Screen on the Green Movies - "The Secret Life of Walter Mitty":

    "The Secret Life of Walter Mitty" is the first of four outdoor cinema movies Fridays in August for the whole family. Bring your own picnic or enjoy dinner at the River's Edge Restaurant. This movie is rated PG-13. Low-backed chairs are allowed, but not grills, pets or umbrellas. Friday, August 1st, Gates open at 7:30pm, movie at dusk.

    Tumwater Valley Golf Course, Tumwater