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  • FREE! See You at the Beach!

    Enjoy our beaches this summer and learn something too! Stroll along Burfoot, Fry Cove, West Bay, Tolmie, and Priest Point parks during low tide on a summer weekend and Beach Naturalists will be there to help you see the many marine plants and animals - as well as share their knowledge of what you’re seeing. South Sound Estuary Association,

    low tide weekends June 14-August 24

    360- 888-0565

  • Tenino Quarry Pool:

    The Tenino Quarry Pool is open July 5th to Labor Day Friday-Sunday noon-7pm. Call Tenino City Hall for rates inside and outside the Tenino School District.


    Tenino Quarry Pool

  • FREE! REGISTER NOW United Way Day of Caring:

    Day of Caring, the single largest day of volunteerism in Thurston County, connects hundreds of volunteers with local nonprofit organizations to complete projects that don't receive enough attention. Want to get involved and volunteer? Friday, September 26th, 8am-3pm. Join the after work party 3-6pm to celebrate with free food and drinks. Each volunteer receives a free Day of Caring T-shirt. Register online as an individual or team at and select your project before August 29th. Project sign ups are first come, first served.


    Register through August 28th UnitedWay-Thurston.Org GetConnected.UnitedWay-Thurston.Org

  • FREE! Sand In the City:

    Kids can dig in giant sandboxes full of toys and participate in 40 interactive art & science activities at Sand In the City! There's a make-and-take crafts area, all day music, dancers, martial arts, food and more. Donations are appreciated and will support the Hands On Children's Museum's Free Access Program. Saturday-Sunday, August 23rd-24th, Sat. 10am-7pm, Sunday 10am-5pm.

    Saturday, August 23rd 10am-7pm & Sunday, August 24 10am-5pm
    Hands On Children's Museum, 414 Jefferson St. NE, Olympia

  • REGISTER NOW! FREE! Partners in Prevention Education Presents "The Power of One":

    The first in a year-long Sexual Violence Prevention series that is open to the community Saturday August 23rd and Sunday August 24th from 10am to 4pm.   This workshop will focus on personal beliefs, self defense, strategies for self care and social change. Some of the activities will include trauma sensitive yoga, aromatherapy, and community dialog around violence prevention and much more. For more information or to reserve a spot email or call 360-357-4472.

    Saturday, August 23rd and Sunday. August 24th from 10am to 4pm
    Dcaf Co-Lab, 317 4th Ave E on the 4th floor

  • GET TICKETS NOW! "Grease" at the Historic Fox Theatre, Centralia:

    The Centralia-Chehalis Chamber of Commerce presents "Grease" as part of their 2014 film series. Enjoy all your favorite movie snacks as well as Fred Beeks, who will play the Fox Theatre organ before each screening! Saturday, August 23rd, 2 & 7pm. Historic Fox Theatre, 123 South Tower Avenue, downtown Centralia. Admission is $8 ($7 for Historic Fox Theatre members) and $20 per family (three to four persons). Tickets available from Book 'n' Brush in Chehalis and Debbie's Boutique, Holley's Place, Hubbub and Santa Lucia Coffee in Centralia.  

    Saturday, August 23rd, 2 & 7pm
    Historic Fox Theatre, Centralia

  • VOLUNTEER NOW! United Way Day of Caring & Downtown Cleanup:

    Volunteer for a day of downtown cleanup and reward yourself with the Day of Caring and Olympia Downtown Association After Party with free food provided by Ramblin' Jack's Restaurant! Sign up online between now and August 28th - orientation is Thursday, September 11th at the Olympia Senior Center. Friday, September 26th, 8:30am - after party celebration at 4pm at the Olympia Press Building. Sign up online at www.GetConnected.UnitedWay-Thurston.Org - for specific questions, contact Sara at 360-943-2773, extension 22.


    Friday, September 26th, 8:30am check-in
    Olympia Press Building, downtown Olympia

  • FREE! Olympia Master Builders Tour of Homes!

    Of the 19 locations featured in this year’s free Olympia Master Builders Tour of Homes the weekends of August 16-17 & 23-24 11am-5pm, there are 5 remodel projects and 14 new homes. The Tour sites are located in Yelm, Lacey, Olympia, and Tumwater. Participants include:

    Remodel Projects

    • Dickey’s Remodel and Repair
    • Lifespan Construction
    • Olympia Construction, Inc. (2 homes)
    • Trillium Construction

    New Home Construction

    • Artisans Group (2 homes)
    • Benchmark Communities (5 homes)
    • DeTray’s, LLC
    • Hansen Construction Group
    • J. Kerzie Homes
    • Shea Homes at Jubilee
    • Trillium Construction
    • Scott Homes, Inc.
    • Soundbuilt Homes

    Contact : Brianna Bedell-

    Sat. & Sun. August 16-17 & 23-24

    Brianna Bedell,

  • Chehalis Garlic Fest & Craft Show:

    It's the Garlic Fest of your dreams! Garlic-themed cuisine of every sort from mild to wild, plus wine tasting, artisan & craft vendors, chef demonstrations and live music make this a very special event. There are activities for kids, an antique alley, and so much more. General admission is $5, 65 and over and military with ID, $4. Kids under 7 admitted free. Friday-Sunday, August 22nd-24th. Friday Noon-7pm, Saturday 10am-7pm, Sunday 10am-5pm

    Friday-Sunday, August 22nd-24th; Friday noon-7pm, Saturday 10am-7pm, Sunday 10am-5pm
    Southwest Washington Fairgrounds

  • DONATE! Capital Mall "Be A Hero" Clothing Drive!

    Be a hero! Help provide new clothing to local children in need. Donate new back to school clothing for a local child in our community during the clothing drive which benefits Boys and Girls Clubs of Thurston County. Stop by one of five drop-off locations in Capital Mall between August 1st and 31st. Help local children start the year off fresh and inspired. Visit for further details. 

    August 1st through August 31st
    Capital Mall, 625 Black Lake Blvd., Olympia 98502
    (360) 754.8098

  • Vaudeville Show Auditions:

    The 8th Annual Lord Franzannian Vaudeville Show is seeking new performance acts!  Get your Act Together now! Auditions are at the Midnight Sun Performance Space, downtown Olympia. Saturday, August 16th & 23rd, 3pm. Midnight Sun Performance Space, Olympia. Call Director Elizabeth Lord at 360-250-2721 with questions or go to Vaudeville Show Definition: A series of unrelated acts performed in rapid succession. Very Popular in the United States in the early part of the 20th century. BigShowCity Performing Arts Organization is seeking short (2-6 minutes) live performance acts that are often: funny, or skillful, or daring, or weird, or simply audience worthy (not so much serious drama, not so much rock bands). Solo acts or group numbers. Acrobats, Dancers, Jugglers, Puppeteers, Storytellers, Singers, Actors, Magicians, Comedy - all talents encouraged from the traditional to the modern bizarre. All performers selected to be part of the show will receive a stipend.

    Actual Vaudeville show runs: September 19-28, 2014

    Saturday, August 16th & 23rd, 3pm
    The Midnight Sun, 113 N. Columbia Street, Olympia

  • Crafts of the Past at Fort Nisqually:

    Art history enthusiasts will love the Crafts of the Past Visiting Artisan Program! View various works designed in the 1800s, participate in crafts including Native American basket-weaving, metal engraving, botanical illustration and more! A different artist is featured each weekend.
    Saturdays & Sundays through September 28th

    Saturdays & Sundays through September 28th
    Fort Nisqually, 5400 N Pearl St., Tacoma 98407

  • Harlequin Productions Presents "Middletown":

    Harlequin Productions Presents "Middletown," a cosmic comedy by Will Eno, August 21-September 13, 2014 (Thursdays-Saturdays at 8pm, Sundays at 2pm). General $31, Senior/Military $28, Student/Youth $20. Tickets and info (360) 786-0151 or

    August 21-September 13 (Thursdays-Saturdays at 8pm, Sundays at 2pm)
    State Theater, 202 4th Ave E., Downtown Olympia, 98501
    (360) 786-0151

  • A Run for People and Pets:

    Run Like a Dog is a 5k run with all proceeds benefiting the Thurston County Humane Society. Serious competitors, casual participants and spectators are welcome. Competitors, participants and spectators are encouraged to bring their well behaved and physically fit dogs on a leash for either the race or just to visit the several sponsor booths and support this community event. Saturday, August 23, 9am-2pm at South Bay Veterinary Hospital Olympia, WA. Visit

    South Bay Veterinary Hospital, 3600 South Bay Rd. NE, Olympia
    Lyndsay Davis/

  • Rainier Community Garden Weekly Work Parties:

    Are you interested in learning to garden, don't have gardening space of your own, or just want to give back to the community? The Rainier Community Garden invites you grow fresh vegetables as a collective group and donate a portion to the food bank! Every Saturday 9am-noon starting June 14th, 2014

    Every Saturday 9am-noon
    Rainier High School, 308 Second Street West, Rainier 98576
    360-528-0923 /

  • Saturday Drop-Off Site:

    The City of Olympia's drop-off site for scrap metal, yard debris, and traditional recycles is open every Saturday. Many items can be recycled at no charge, including clean scrap metal, paper, cardboard, aluminum, and plastic bottles, while there's a small charge for other materials. See the website for rules and information. Saturdays 9am-2pm to November 22nd, 2014. Maintenance Center, 1401 Eastside St. SE, Olympia. For more information, contact: Kim Johnson 360-570-5837

    Kim Johnson 360-570-5837

  • 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

  • WET Science Center Celebrates Sand in the City:

    Visit Hands On Children’s Museum’s Sand in the City event and stop by the the WET Science Center next door, where they will be  offering entertaining art activities like making decorator crab hats! Saturday & Sunday, August 23rd & 24th, 10am-4pm. 










    Saturday & Sunday, August 23rd-24th, 10am-4pm
    LOTT's WET Science Center, 500 Adams St NE, Olympia
    (360) 528-5742

  • "The Iron Giant" at the Capitol Theater:

    The Olympia Film Society is proud to present "The Iron Giant." Saturday, August 23rd, 11am. Free admission for kids 12 and under! Capitol Theater, 206 5th Ave SE, Olympia.

    Saturday, August 23rd, 11am
    Capitol Theater, 206 5th Ave SE, Olympia
    360-584-6444 /

  • South Sound Estuarium:

    Enjoy weekends at South Sound Estuarium, the marine life discovery center. See saltwater creatures in three aquariums, explore the marine exhibits, and look under the microscope to view the building blocks of marine life. Saturdays-Sundays, year round, 11am-4pm.  Admission/donation requested.

    open year round Saturdays-Sundays, 11am-4pm
    South South Estuarium, 309 State Ave. NE, Olympia, WA 98501
    360 754-7371

  • FREE! Waterfront Public Art Tours Through August:

    Take a weekly guided tour along Olympia's scenic waterfront to learn about the public art that is both shaped by and defines our community. Bring friends and out-of-town guests - the one hour tour includes information on "Triumph," "Windstar," "Motherhood," "The Kiss" and more. Saturdays now through August 30th, 11am-noon. Starting point: the bell in front of the Farmer's Market near the traffic circle.

    Saturdays through August 30th, 11am-noon
    Farmer's Market - the bell in front near the traffic circle, Olympia

  • GET TICKETS NOW! Tumwater Artesian Brewfest:

    Tumwater's original Olympia Beer is one of the highlights of this year's Artesian Brewfest, where over 30 Northwest Breweries are among the choices - wine, too. Play Super Sized Beer Pong, cornhole, volleyball, enjoy live music. Free water and soda available for designated drivers. This is a 21 and over event. Saturday, August 23rd, 1-8pm. Tumwater Valley Driving Range, Tumwater Valley Golf Course. For information and to purchase tickets, see  

    Saturday, August 23rd, 1-8pm
    Tumwater Valley Golf Course, Tumwater