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Thursday, July 30, 2015
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  • FREE! Riverwalk Tours In Tumwater:

    Learn first-hand about the first permanent community in what is now the state of Washington - Tumwater. There are special tours along the beautiful DesChutes River packed with information about native tribes, the Olympia Brewing Company and the Schmidt family. Tours are limited to 30 people. Thursdays, July 16th-September 3rd (10:30am), Tuesdays July 14th & 28th, August 18th, September 1st (6pm), and Sundays July 19th, August 9th, September 6th (3pm). See for more information.


    July 14th-September 6th (days & times vary)
    Riverwalk, DesChutes River, Tumwater

  • Thurston County Fair:

    Picture yourself at the Thurston County Fair! It's a great time for everyone, with everything from a Diaper Derby for the youngest to a "Savor South Sound" beer & wine tasting event for those 21 and up. Enjoy live entertainment, delicious food - salmon and other great dishes - and much more. Wednesday-Sunday, July 29th-August 2nd. Call 360-786-5453 or see for more information.

    Wednesday-Sunday, July 29th-August 2nd
    Thurston County Fairgrounds, 3054 Carpenter Rd., Lacey

  • Shrek Jr. The Musical:

    BK Musical Productions presents "Shrek Jr. The Musical," a summer children's theater production featuring a 25-person cast ages 8-18. Matinees July 30 Thursday & July 31 Friday 10-11:15am, evening performances July 31 Friday & Aug. 1 Saturday 7-8:15pm. Tickets at the door. $7 for children, $10 age 18 and up. Cash or check only.


    Thursday, July 30th 10am; Friday, July 31st 10am & 7pm; Saturday, Aug. 1st 7pm
    Olympia Regional Learning Academy (ORLA), 2400 15th Ave SE, Olympia 98501

  • 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

  • Tenino Quarry Swimming Pool:

    The Tenino Memorial Swimming Pool is open throughout the summer! Families and individuals, whether inside or outside of Tenino School District, are invited to enjoy summer afternoons in the pool, weather permitting. Family passes available. Wednesday-Sunday, July 5th-September 6th, 12-7pm. Cost is $2 per day/per person ($4 for those outside of the district), $100 family pass (2 adults & 3 children--$175 for families outside of the district). Call 360-264-2368 for more information.

    Wednesday-Sunday, July 5th-September 6th, 12-7pm
    Tenino Stone Company Quarry, Tenino

  • FREE! Citizen Plankton Monitoring:

    Join Stream Team & PSI biologists to monitor some of the smalls organisms in the sea: phytoplankton! Be prepared to marvel at the drop of water that comes to life under the microscope - and record weather, tides, water temperature and water clarity conditions. Free! Thursdays, June 25th-September 24th. Begins at 2pm (followed by classroom viewing at the WET Science Center, 3pm). For more information, email Michelle at 

    Thursday, June 25th-September 24th, 2pm (classroom at 3pm)
    Meet at Port Plaza dock behind Anthony's, Olympia

  • FREE! Grow Garden with Bales of Straw:

    Learn from local gardener Chip Beatty how to grow healthy plants using bales of straw instead of soil! Beatty started implementing a time-saving method that eliminates many of the challenges of traditional gardening and became a certified Straw Bale Gardening instructor. This event will take place after the library closes. Free! Thursday, July 30th, 7:30-8:30pm. For more information, call 360-352-0595 or visit  

    Thursday, July 30th, 7:30-8:30pm
    Olympia Timberland Library, 313 8th Avenue SE, Olympia