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Wednesday, April 16, 2014
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  • FREE 24-HOUR HELP! Crisis Clinic and Youth Help Line

    Help is a phone call away! Volunteers are available around the clock for confidential and anonymous support and for information and referral. Call the Crisis Clinic of Thurston and Mason Counties or the Youth Help Line! Crisis Clinic 360-586-2800; Youth Help Line 360-586-2777.


    Crisis Clinic 360-586-2800, Youth Help Line 360-586-2777

  • "Bohemian Boudoir" - The History of Feminine Luxury Glass:

    bohemian-boudoir-imageMuseum of Glass presents "Bohemian Boudoir," highlighting over 40 glass crystal perfume bottles and bedroom accessories handcrafted in what is now the Czech Republic in the 1920s and '30s. With a renewed interest in the culture of the '20s (e.g. the new version of "The Great Gatsby" and TV's "Downton Abbey"), these exquisite pieces have stood the test of time. Exhibit runs through Thursday, May 1st. Museum of Glass, 1801 Dock Street, Tacoma. For more information, contact 253-284-4750 


  • Pierce County Youth Kickball League:

    REGISTER NOW! Pierce County Youth Kickball League: Girls & boys ages 8-9 and 10-11 are invited to play kickball on 10-player teams in a Pierce County Parks six-week program. Practices are held one evening each week prior to league play - Monday to Thursday - games are on Saturdays. $30 fee includes t-shirt. April 12th, 2014 to May 17th, 2014,, Gonyea Playfield 1, 10100-10199 10th Ave. S., Tacoma. For more information, contact: Chad Harvell 253-798-4104

  • VOLUNTEER NOW! Downtown Cleanup Party:

    Keep downtown Olympia beautiful - take part in the work party with friends to weed, sweep and clean and make a difference downtown. Enjoy refreshments and a delicious, free lunch. Saturday, April 19th, 9am to noon. Sign up by April 16th.

    Saturday, April 19th 9am-noon (check-in 8:30am)
    Downtown Olympia - check-in at Olympia Press Building, behind McMenamin's Spar Cafe

  • MAKE APPOINTMENT! $3 Cat Spay Days:

    Concern for Animals in cooperation with Animal Care Veterinary and a grant from the Washington Federation is offering $3 spay procedures for 120 female cats for low-income Thurston County residents. Proof of residence and income required.

    Wednesday, April 2-May 12 8am-5pm
    Animal Care Veterinary Clinic, 3523 Pacific Ave SE, Olympia, WA 98501
    (360) 456-8176

  • VOLUNTEER! City of Olympia Work Party - Priest Point Park:

    Come out to Priest Point Park to help the City of Olympia Parks Department prepare for Earth Day! The focus for the day will be to remove invasive ivy near the beach trail at Priest Point Park. Meet in kitchen shelter #2.

    Wednesday, April 16th 9:30am-noon
    Priest Point Park, 2600 East Bay Drive NE., Olympia

  • Chase Garden Open for Tours:

    Chase Garden is open for tours every Wednesday-Sunday from April-October 10am-3pm. Admission is $5. April: Native woodland wildflowers. May: colorful groundcover meadow and rhododendrons.  Enjoy the panoramic view of Mt. Rainier. There are also plants for sale!

    Wednesday-Sunday 10am-3pm through October 31st
    Chase Garden, 16015-264th St E, Orting, WA 98360

  • Plastic Bag Ban Meetings:

    Thurston County and Olympia, Lacey, & Tumwater will be hosting informational meetings in April for businesses concerned about the plastic bag ban. These are open-house style, so retailers can stop in at any location to see samples of bags, ask questions, and share outreach ideas.

    April 2, 2014    Tumwater Fire Department    311 Israel Rd SW
    April 9, 2014     Thurston County Public Works    9605 Tilley Rd S, Bldg B
    April 16, 2014    Olympia City Hall    601 4th Ave E, Rm 207
    April 23, 2014    Lacey City Hall    420 College St SE, Community Room

    Wednesdays April 2-23 5-7pm
    check online listing for weekly locations

  • Plastic Bag Ban Open House for City Businesses:

    City of Olympia and Thurston County staff will answer questions in an open house for retailers concerning the plastic bag ban that goes into effect July 1st. Olympia, Lacey, Tumwater and unincorporated areas of Thurston County have adopted an ordinance against many types of single-use plastic bags and a charge of at least 5 cents for paper carryout bags to encourage the use of reusable bags. Wednesday, April 16th 5 to 7pm.

    Olympia City Hall, 601 4th Avenue East, Room 207

  • FREE! Dead Poets Come to Life!

    Dead Poets come to life in honor of National Poetry Month! Ghost poets appearing include Kenneth Rexroth, Adrienne Rich, May Swenson, Jane Kenyon, Denise Levertov and Frank O'Hara. They'll reveal secrets about poetic success and read personal favorites. An Open Mic will be available for attendees to channel other dead poets.

    Wednesday, April 16th 6:30-8pm
    Traditions Cafe, 300 5th Ave SW, Olympia

  • FREE! Celebration of the Species - "Marbled Murrelet" with Author Maria Mudd Ruth:

    Right in step with the forthcoming Procession of the Species, Olympia Library presents "Celebration of the Species", four Wednesday evening events by experts on some of the wild animals that live among us! In the second installment, Maria Mudd Ruth of Olympia will give a slie presentation on the topics of her book, "Rare Bird: Pursuing the Mystery of the Marbled Murrelet," an account of her adventures with an endangered seabird that depends on contested old growth forests of the Pacific for its survival. A Q&A will follow.

    Wednesday, April 9th 7:30-8:45pm
    Olympia Library, 313 8th Ave SE
    (360) 456-8176