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Tuesday, September 30, 2014
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  • RESERVE NOW! Washington Vets Will Clinic:

    Washington Vets Will Clinic and others provide free estate planning documents to veterans of the U.S. armed forces and their spouses. By appointment only - space is limited - deadline to sign up is October 10thProof of WA residency and military service (DD214) required. Spouses must present copy of valid marriage certificate. Saturday, October 18th, 8am-5pm. Rally Point 6, Lakewood. Sign up at .

    Made possible by the WA Vets Will Clinic, a collaboration of the Thurston County Bar Association's Young Lawyers Section, in cooperation with Army OneSource and the Washington State Department of Veterans Affairs.



    Saturday, October 18th, 8am-5pm
    9881 Bridgeport Way SW, Lakewood

  • REGISTER NOW! Self Help - Dealing with Grief:

    If you're ready to deal with the grief of being widowed, divorced, or separated - there is help. As a faith-based organization, Beginning Experience offers men and women the opportunity & skills to build deeper self-respect, cope with the pain of loss, and move into the future with renewed hope. Join them on a weekend away for a lifetime of change, October 3-5 in Lacey. Call for more info and/or brochure. Chris: 253-223-2645 or Pat: 360-878-9325

    October 3rd-5th in Lacey


  • FREE! REGISTER NOW! Free Customized Job Skills Training:

    Looking for a job? Need to go to work? The Intercity Transit Village Vans Program provides free job search coaching, skill-building instruction, and current work experience with a well-known organization. Advance your professional development, become the chosen applicant every employer wants. Enrollment is ongoing and flexible. Call 360-705-5831 for details and eligibility criteria.

    Monday-Friday (see website for times)
    Intercity Transit, 526 Pattison St. SE, Olympia

  • Hat and Glove Drive for Washington Fire Victims:

    Nearly 600 households have been affected by the Carlton complex wildfire in Eastern Washington. Victims of the tragedy are in dire need of hats and gloves for the coming harsh winter months. Support them by donating new men's, women's and children's hats & gloves - all sizes needed. Lacey Presbyterian Church is heading up a drive for new hats & gloves throughout September.

    Click here for drop-off locations:


    throughout September

    360-789-0343 or 360-491-7722

  • 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 or 360-628-7343 ext 1

    Volunteers needed now!
    Downtown Olympia
    360-628-7343 ext 1

  • 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 


  • 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

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

    CVAN Toll-Free 1-866-711-2826

  • 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.


    Rob Richards, Program Manager: 

    City of Olympia Staff Contact:


  • 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

  • West Olympia Farmers' Market:

    In addition to a great selection of local vendors, this season will feature live music, raffles, and special events. West Olympia Farmers’ Market (WOFM) is your neighborhood market and strives to help build a vibrant local food economy by supporting small-scale and beginning vendors. All of WOFM’s farmers, artisans and producers are based in Thurston, Lewis, Mason, or Grays Harbor county, with the majority based in Olympia. Products at this year's market include fresh produce, baked goods, pastured poultry and meats, flowers, veggie starts, and crafts. Everything is locally grown and produced, so come on out and support your local producers.

    The West Olympia Farmers' Market runs every Tuesday - and they now accept EBT and debit transactions.

    Find them on Facebook.

    Every Tuesday May 13th through Oct. 14th 4-7pm
    Gloria Dei Lutheran Church,1515 Harrison Ave NW, Olympia 98502

  • FREE! BYOD: Bring Your Own Device - iPad/iPhone Edition:

    Want to unlock the power of your iPad or iPhone? Is the new iOS 8 update giving you trouble?  Bring your iPhone and/or iPad for a free class on how to get the most out of your iOS-based devices. Tuesday, September 30th, 5:30-7pm.



    Tumwater Timberland Library, 7023 New Market St SW, Tumwater

  • FREE! "Anonymous People" Documentary Film:

    As part of National Recovery Month, come join your community united in recovery! The movie "Anonymous People" is a documentary about the over 23 million Americans living in long-term recovery from addiction to alcohol and other drugs. Light refreshments will be provided at 5:30. Tuesday, September 30th, 6-7:30pm. Education Service District (ESD) 113, 6005 Tyee Drive SW, Tumwater. Free!

    Education Service District (ESD) 113, 6005 Tyee Drive SW, Tumwater
    360-867-2509 or

  • United In Recovery Celebration:

    Thurston County United in Recovery is celebrating Recovery Month. They will be holding an event for everyone who supports recovery, who has suffered from addiction, who has been impacted by addiction, or who is an advocate for our local recovery community.

    Tuesday, September 30th 6-8pm
    ESD 113, 6005 Tyee Drive SW, Tumwater, WA 98512

  • GET TICKETS NOW! Derik Nelson from "Glee" Performs In Olympia:

    Derik Nelson from "Glee" plays a high-tech, pop/rock concert with his band as part of his "Take Chances" tour,  in a benefit for the Olympia High School drama program. Expect an exciting night! Tuesday, September 30th, 7pm. Olympia High School, 1302 North St. SE, Olympia. Call Riana Nelson for more information at 360-481-4398. Nelson will also do an inspirational/educational assembly for Olympia High School students, one stressing creativity, self-disciple, out-of-the-box thinking, college planning, anti-bullying and more.

    Tuesday, September 30th, 7pm
    Olympia High School, 1302 North St. SE, Olympia