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Thursday, October 08, 2015
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  • FREE! "One Book, One Community" Events In Olympia:

    Discuss books, visit with authors and learn about story writing in the "One Book, One Community" reading time celebration! The dates in Olympia will finish with a discussion of "Timberland Writes Together," a book of short fiction by fifteen local authors. Free! Thursday, October 1st, 7:30-8:45pm, is a visit with author Thor Hanson. Monday, October 5th, 6-8pm, will cover "Story Writing In the Age of the Internet." Thursday, October 8th, 10am-12pm is the date for the "Timberland Writes Together" book discussion. Call 360-352-0595 for more details or visit 

    Thursday-Thursday, October 1st-8th, various days & times
    Olympia Timberland Library, 313 8th Avenue SE, Olympia

  • FREE! "One Book, One Community" Events In Shelton:

    Don't miss the "One Book, One Community" events! The Shelton programs include a book discussion, a visit with two authors, and finish with "Legend In Our Own Minds: A New Look at Old Myths." These reading time events are free and open to the public. On Thursday, October 1st, 5:30-7pm, there will be discussion of the new local authors anthology, "Timberland Writes Together." On Tuesday, October 6th, 6-7pm, anthology authors Llyn De Danaan and Laura Koerber will discuss their work. And Thursday, October 8th, 6:30-8pm, the program is "Legend In Our Own Minds." Call 360-426-1362 for details or visit 

    Thursday-Thursday, October 1st-8th, various days & times
    Shelton Timberland Library, 710 W. Alder Street, Shelton

  • GET TICKETS NOW! Tacoma Film Festival, October 8th-15th:

    Don't miss treasure after treasure at the Tacoma Film Festival! With more than 100 diverse and eclectic movies including features, shorts, thrillers, dramas, comedies and documentaries, this year's crop reflects the best and brightest of over 1,000 submissions. Catch "Secret Screenings" of movies making their U.S. debut! Thursday-Thursday, October 8th-15th, various times. See a schedule at or call 253-572-6062 for more information. 

    Thursday-Thursday, October 8th-15th, various times
    The Grand Cinema, 606 S. Fawcett Avenue, Tacoma

  • APPLY NOW! Community Sustaining Fund Grants:

    The Community Sustaining Fund of Thurston County provides grants to groups and individuals interested in doing progressive community-oriented activities. Grant applications are now available for the Fall 2015 grant cycle and the deadline for submitting applications is Friday, November 13, 2015. Grant criteria and application forms are available at their website or by request at

    Grant application cycle runs October 1-November 13


  • "Homeless No More" Matching Grant:

    Contribute to Help Us Move In (HUMI) & the Family Support Center of South Sound to alleviate homelessness! A matching grant recently turned a large willed donation into something twice as big, and the matching grant continues for whatever contribution you are able to make. Altrusa International of Olympia recently turned a gift from the late Marian Seeley into $20,000. All donations up to $50,000 pledged before Sunday, November 1st, 2015, will be matched 100%. Help support children in our community by donating today at or contact Schelli Slaughter at 360-754-9297, extension 211 or email To learn more about Help Us Move In Inc., visit  and contact Sarah Scherer at 360-890-1174 or

    Pledge by Sunday, November 1st
    Pear Blossom Place, 837 Seventh Ave. SE, Olympia

  • Everyone Eats Tour 2015:

    Do you want to give back to Lewis County?  Here is a great way to help, the Combined Fund Drive "Everyone Eats Tour 2015." This is a food drive to help feed families, children, and their pets. Give from your hearts, give back to Lewis County! Examples of needs: Tuna, peanut butter, pasta, rice and canned soup. The items will be donated to local Lewis County food banks.

    So bring your donations to the Lewis County Mall anytime between now and Wednesday, October 21st.  DSHS Secretary Kevin Quigley will be at the Lewis County Mall on Thursday, October 22nd, to kick-off the "Everyone Eats Tour 2015" (this is the Combined Fund Drive for the state of Washington) from 3:30 - 4:30pm.

    anytime between now and Wednesday, October 21st
    DSHS office & businesses in the Lewis County Mall

  • National Disability Employment Awareness Month:

    The Department of Services for the Blind (DSB) is joining in commemoration of National Disability Employment Awareness Month, an annual awareness campaign that takes place each October. The purpose of National Disability Employment Awareness Month is to educate about disability employment issues and celebrate the many and varied contributions of America's workers with disabilities. This year's theme is "My disability is one part of who I am."

    Reflecting this year's theme, throughout the month, DSB will be engaging in activities to educate the community on disability employment issues and its commitment to an inclusive work culture. These efforts include hosting Open Houses in Lacey, Seattle, Tacoma, and Vancouver; promoting White Cane Safety Day proclamations at city council meetings; and participating in the Spokane Tribe of Indians Disability Access and Employment Fair, the Access Tri-Cities: 2nd Annual "Building Bridges and Breaking Down Barriers" Job Fair, and the Access Spokane Expo. More information and event times can be found at

    Employers and employees in all industries can learn more about National Disability Employment Awareness Month by visiting the Washington State Department of Services for the Blind or the U.S. Department of Labor at

    throughout October


  • Olympia Downtown Ambassadors:


    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.


    City of Olympia Staff Contact:

    Downtown Olympia

  • BUY TICKETS NOW! 2015 Women of Achievement:

    Join the YWCA as we they honor their 2015 Women & Business of Achievement: Khurshida Begum, Barbara Clarkson, Kristin Jacobsen, Marsha Tadano Long, Kimberly Perry, and TOGETHER! Race & gender justice activist Naomi Tutu is the featured speaker at this year’s Celebration Thursday, November 5 (doors open at 5pm with program beginning at 6pm). Tickets can be purchased at the Washington Center Box Office, online at or by calling 360-753-8586.

    Thursday, November 5 (doors 5pm, program 6pm)
    Washington Center, 512 Washington St. SE, Olympia

  • FREE! Local Authors Book Discussion at Washington Center:

    As part of the "Timberland Reads Together" series, local authors will discuss their new anthology of fiction, "Timberland Writes Together"! The writers will speak about their stories and share their perspectives on writing. Over 200 authors and artists submitted work the book that features 15 stories. Free! Thursday, October 8th, 6-8pm. For more information, visit  

    Thursday, October 8th, 6-8pm
    Washington Center for the Performing Arts, 512 Washington St. SE, Olympia

  • REGISTER NOW! DivorceCare:

    Divorce is painful. You don't have to go through it alone. Join the DivorceCare group at Calvary Chapel Olympia on Thursday evenings from 6:30-8:30pm. You are free to join at any time during the 13-week session. Each week will look at a different topic related to divorce.


    Thursdays September 10th through December 17th, 2015 (no class on Thanksgiving) 6:30-8:30pm

    Free childcare available by reservation only

    $25 registration fee covers the cost of two workbooks

    Register on line at

    Thursdays September 10th through December 17th 6:30-8:30pm
    Calvary Chapel Olympia

  • Olympia Genealogical Society's October Meeting:

    Olympia Genealogical Society's October meeting Thursday, October 8th at 7pm will focus on family history research conducted by four of their members. Google them!

    Thursday, October 8th 7pm
    Thurston County Courthouse, Building 1, Room 152 360-493-2131

  • GET TICKETS NOW! Johnny Mathis Performs In Tacoma:

    Singer Johnny Mathis will perform his many huge hits as well as personal favorites in a memorable concert! With a 59 year career that has spanned several music trends, Mathis is admired for his approach to contemporary pop hits, golden era jazz standards, holiday music and more. Thursday, October 8th, 7:30pm. Tickets start at $89. Call 253-591-5894 or visit for more information and ticket purchases.

    Thursday, October 8th, 7:30pm
    Pantages Theater, 901 Broadway #700, Tacoma