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Tuesday, October 21, 2014
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  • 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 katherinec@fscss.org or 360-628-7343 ext 1


    Volunteers needed now!
    Downtown Olympia
    360-628-7343 ext 1 www.fscss.org

  • 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 http://www.rochester.wednet.edu//site/Default.aspx?PageID=1318 for more info and to register.


    Saturday, October 25th (8am registration, 9am run)
    starting from Grand Mound Cemetery, 6300 183rd St SW, Rochester 98579
    360-273-8734

  • Fostering Together:

    There are nearly 8,000 children in the foster-care system in Washington State. In Thurston and Mason counties, there are currently 300 children in foster care and only 80 foster homes accepting placements. Consider becoming a foster family today! For more information, contact 888-543-7414 jean-boone@olivecrest.org

    www.fosteringtogether.org 




    888-543-7414 jean-boone@olivecrest.org

  • FREE! Free & Confidential Services for Victims of Crime:

    If you or someone you know has been a victim of crime the Crime Victims Advocacy Network wants to help you. Victim Advocates provide crime victims with support, referrals, and advocacy in a compassionate, proactive, and empowering manner. CVAN offers information and referrals for victims of identity theft, assault, robbery, vehicular assault, survivors of homicide, residential burglary, theft, DUI injuries, hate crimes, and vulnerable-adult abuse. All services are free and confidential. Call CVAN toll-free 24 hours a day or see their website. Thurston County Courthouse, 2000 Lakeridge Dr SW, Olympia, Bldg. 2 Rm 258. CVAN Toll-Free 1-866-711-2826
    garciac@co.thurston.wa.us
    www.cvan11.org

    Serving Thurston, Mason, Grays Harbor, Lewis, and Pacific counties.




    CVAN Toll-Free 1-866-711-2826

  • 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
    360-352-0593 www.ywcaofolympia.org

  • Olympia Downtown Ambassadors:

    OLYMPIA DOWNTOWN AMBASSADOR PROGRAM!

    The goal of the Downtown Ambassador Program is to create a safe and welcoming environment for all downtown users.  The program is part of the City’s Downtown Project that aims to revitalize downtown Olympia.

    If you need assistance the Ambassadors can be reached at: 360-570-3900.

     

    Downtown Ambassadors provide customer service to all visitors of downtown by giving directions, assisting shoppers with bags and parking meters, referring people to social services, and answering any questions related to downtown.

     

    Downtown Ambassador Duties (T/W/Th, 11:00 AM – 6:00 PM; F/Sat, 12:00 PM – 7:00 PM)

    • ·         Create a safe and welcoming environment in Downtown Olympia
    • ·         Assist downtown users with directions
    • ·         Assist downtown users with parking meters
    • ·         Act as an information source for events and programs in the downtown area
    • ·         Provide referrals to social services
    • ·         All-around customer service

    Clean Team Duties (Wednesday through Sunday, 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM)

    • ·         Sweep sidewalks in the downtown core
    • ·         Minor graffiti abatement
    • ·         Clean overflowing trash cans
    • ·         Customer service for users of downtown

    If you need assistance the Ambassadors can be reached at: 360-570-3900.

     

    Rob Richards, Program Manager: 

    City of Olympia Staff Contact:




    570-3900

  • 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 ThurstonVotes.org

     


    Office open Monday-Friday 8am-4:30pm
    Thurston County Courthouse Building 1 rm. 106, 2000 Lakeridge Dr SW, Olympia 98502
    360-786-5408

  • Community Farmers Market at Chehalis:

    Support local farmers every Tuesday! Local produce, baked goods, flowers and ready to eat foods are only some of the attractions that continue the market's 10th season  to the end of October. Debit, credit and EBT accepted. Tuesdays through October 28th, 11am-4pm. Community Farmers Market, Boistfort Street, downtown Chehalis.


    Tuesdays through October 28th, 11am-4pm
    Community Farmers Market, Boistfort Street, downtown Chehalis
    info@communityfarmersmarket.net

  • 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 http://www.eventbrite.com/e/olymemes-zombie-family-fun-run-tickets-13015179753

     

     


    Friday, October 24th from 5-8pm
    Heritage Park, 330 5th Ave SW, Olympia 98501
    360-350-9673 https://www.facebook.com/olymemes

  • FREE! Delicious Dining for Diabetics:

    Frustrated planning meals for yourself or a family member with diabetes? Join Diabetes Educator Sharon Furrer from the Boldt Diabetes and Nutrition Center for an interactive evening Tuesday, October 21 6-7pm. Discuss easy ways to plan meals and learn tasty recipes. This program is part of Timberland Reads Together, Timberland Regional Library's one book-one community reading initiative for 2014. 


    Tuesday, October 21 6-7pm
    Tumwater Timberland Library, 7023 New Market St SW, Tumwater, WA 98501
    360-943-7790 www.trl.org