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Tuesday, January 27, 2015
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  • REGISTER NOW! Adult Winter Reading Contest:

    Adults who read at least five books from January until March 14th will qualify for stellar prizes in Timberland Regional Library's Adult Winter Reading Contest! There are five mini-vacation grand prizes and backpacks chocked with treats up for grabs. Pick up entry forms at any Timberland Regional Library. There are five mini-vacation grand prizes and backpacks chocked with treats up for grabs. Pick up entry forms at any location. January 1st-March 14th. Call 360-943-5001 or 877-284-6237 for details.


    Thursday, January 1st-Saturday, March 14th
    any Timberland Library location
    360-943-5001 www.TRL.org

  • REGISTER NOW! Tumwater Baseball League Registration:

    Play Ball! Girls & boys in grades K through 3 can register for the Tumwater Baseball League! The league has two divisions, and all players receive full uniforms. Register in person or online. Register by Friday, February 20th. Online registration available at www.ci.tumwater.wa.us/online-registration. Baseball season runs from mid-March to May. Volunteer to be a coach by calling 360-754-4166 for details. 


    Registration ends Friday, February 20th
    Tumwater Parks & Recreation, 555 Israel Rd., Tumwater
    360-754-4160, mworden@ci.tumwater.wa.us www.ci.tumwater.wa.us/baseball

  • REGISTER NOW! Lewis County Master Gardener Training:

    Become a Master Gardener and grow fresh food locally! Training involves online study plus a full day of hands-on training the third Tuesday of each month, and field experience in plant clinics and demonstration gardens. Cost is $200 and participants can choose a desired month to start. Call Art Fuller at 360-740-1216 or email Art.fuller@lewiscountywa.gov.



    WSU Lewis County Master Gardeners, 351 NW North St., Chehalis
    360-740-1216, Art.fuller@lewiscountywa.gov www.lewiscountywa.gov

  • Searching for Therapeutic Foster Parents!

    In Washington State, 20,000 youth spend at least one day in foster care each year. Become a Therapeutic Foster Parent and help a child in need by serving your community! Catholic Community Services is looking for helpful persons in the South Sound - you do not need be a Catholic to become a foster parent. Call Scarlett at 360-280-5017 for more information or visit www.ccsww.org/fpfostercare

     


    Need is ongoing
    Catholic Community Services, 1011 10th Ave. SE, Olympia
    360-280-5017 www.ccsww.convio.net/site/PageServer?pagename=families_therapeuticfostercare www.ccsww.org/fpfostercare

  • 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.



    Thurston County Courthouse, 2000 Lakeridge Dr. SW, Olympia, Bldg. 2, Room 258
    CVAN Toll-Free 1-866-711-2826

  • Cascade Warbirds Offers Aviation Scholarships:

    Cascade Warbirds, which promotes the restoration, preservation and public display of historic military aircraft, is offering scholarships! The idea is to inspire young people to attend Private Pilot Ground School with introductory flights to become the aviation pioneers of the future. Application deadline is Saturday, February 28thCascade Warbirds has teamed with Galvin Flight Service at Boeing Field and Avian Flight Center at the Bremerton Airport to provide scholarship recipients with tuition, books and supplies, and two introductory instructional flights. This scholarship is available for students between the ages of 16 and 21 at the time of award.  This scholarship is valued at $1,125 and a minimum of six awards will be made.  Interested students, parents, and advisors should visit http://www.cascadewarbirds.org/scholarship.htm for the Scholarship Application.  

    Application deadline: Saturday, February 28th
    Galvin Flight Service, Seattle; Avian Flight Center, Bremerton
    425-743-7733 www.cascadewarbirds.org/scholarship/htm

  • Native Plant Sale:

    Interested in attracting wildlife into your backyard, landscaping with water-wise native plants, or building a rain garden? Claim your beautiful native plants today at Thurston Conservation District's online Native Plant Sale! Order your low-cost native plants now through January 30th at www.thurstoncd.com/store.

    Online orders are in bulk.  Order pick-up is on March 5th, 6th and 7th at the Thurston Conservation District office from 8:30am-4:30pm.

     

    They are also offering special plant habitat packages, workshops, and activities about pollinators, creating wildlife habitat, raingardens, & composting – AND free shellfish snacks, at their parking lot sale on Saturday, March 7, 2015.


    Order your low-cost native plants now through January 30th!
    Thurston Conservation District, 2918 Ferguson St SW, Suite A, Tumwater
    360-754-3588 www.thurstoncd.com/store

  • 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:



    Downtown Olympia
    570-3900

  • REGISTER NOW! Foothills Trail Walk In South Prairie:

    Discover the former railroad line in Pierce County that is now a multi-use trail with several scenic bridges and great views of Mt. Rainier & the Carbon River! Walk a four-mile paved stretch from South Prairie towards Orting. Bring lunch money for lunch in Orting. Tuesday, January 27th, 8:30am-1pm. Fee: $24 - register by January 20th. Departing from Lakewood Community Center, 9112 Lakewood Dr. SW, Lakewood. Call 253-798-4141 or see www.piercecountywa.org/parks for details.


    Tuesday, January 27th, 8:30am-1pm
    Foothills Trail, from South Prairie towards Orting
    253-798-4141 www.piercecountywa.org/parks

  • FREE! New Energy Rebates & Information Sessions:

    Thurston County has two new weather rebates, one for weatherization improvement, one for a single-head ductless heat pump! Customers should contact Thurston Energy (360-528-2112) before making improvements. A question & answer session has been scheduled Wednesday, January 28th, 5:30-6:30pm.


    Wednesday, January 21st & 28th, 5:30-6:30pm
    Lacey Timberland Libraries
    360-528-2112 www.TRL.org

  • Timberline H.S. Throwback Concert & Silent Auction:

    The Timberline Music Department presents their Throwback Concert: Music of the 1920s, '30s and '40s. This concert and silent auction will be held on Tuesday and Wednesday, January 27-28 at 7pm.  $10/adults, $5/students, and $25/families.  Contact Terry Shaw for more info at tshaw@nthurston.k12.wa.us


    Tuesday & Wednesday, January 27-28 at 7pm
    Timberline High School, 6120 Mullen Rd SE, Lacey
    360-412-4860