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Tuesday, September 01, 2015
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  • 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


    Need is ongoing
    Catholic Community Services, 1011 10th Ave. SE, Olympia

  • 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

  • Wildfire Relief for Displaced Livestock & Pets:

    The need for feed for the animals displaced by wildfires is very much in demand. Black Lake Nursery & Feed is a drop-off point for people to donate for the displaced animals in Okanogan County.

    Black Lake Nursery & Feed, 3614C Black Lake Blvd SW, West Olympia 98512

  • Alzheimer's Support Groups in Mason County:

    Caring for someone with memory loss? Do you need information and support? Alzheimer’s Association family caregiver support groups provide a consistent and caring place for people to learn, share and gain emotional support. Meetings in Shelton and Belfair will be starting soon. For information call Linda Whiteside at 206-529-3875 or 800-848-7097.

    The Alzheimer's Association is the world’s leading voluntary health organization in Alzheimer’s care, support and research. Their mission is to eliminate Alzheimer’s disease through the advancement of research; to provide and enhance care and support for all affected; and to reduce the risk of dementia through the promotion of brain health.

    support groups starting this fall!

  • 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.

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

  • FREE! REGISTER NOW! Grief Support Group Series for Women:

    This free support group series is for women who have recently (within the last 6-8 months) lost a spouse, partner, or parent to a long-term illness. Each session will focus on a different topic such as phases of grief and coping skills for mourning. Sponsored by Senior Services for South Sound.


    Fridays October 2nd, 9th, 16th & 23rd & November 6th from 2:00-3:30pm.

    Please call to register 360.586.6181

    Registration Deadline: Monday, September 28th

    Fridays Oct. 2-Nov.6 except Oct. 30. Registration deadline September 28.
    Olympia Senior Center, 222 Columpia St. NW, 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

  • GRuB Farm Market Stands:

    There are two great options to get your grub from GRuB this season. They are selling seasonal veggies, fruits, herbs, and flowers at their own farm stand and at the West Olympia Farmers Market. Cash, Check, & EBT accepted! 

    Every Tuesday and Wednesday through October 14th
    W.Olympia Farmers Market Tue. 4-7pm, GRuB farm stand, 2016 Elliott NW, Oly Wed 4-7pm

  • West Olympia Farmers Market:

    The West Olympia Farmers Market has a new location! Running every Tuesday from mid-May to mid-October, the market has a terrific selection of local food vendors and will have a crafters market once per month, showcasing homemade goods from local artisans. EBT and debit transactions are accepted. New location: 1919 Harrison Ave. NW in the West Central Park - look for signs on Harrison Ave. and Black Lake Blvd. Tuesdays Mid-May to mid-October, 4-7pm. See for more information or see their Facebook page.

    Tuesdays, 4-7pm, mid-May to mid-October
    West Olympia Farmers Market,1919 Harrison Ave NW, Olympia

  • FREE! REGISTER NOW! Healthy Homes Program Training:

    Be trained in a 10-week program as a Thurston County Healthy Homes Volunteer and become qualified to visit homes and daycares to provide guidance on improving indoor air quality and getting rid of toxins & safety hazards. Free! Register now!


    If you've ever wanted to rid your home of hidden toxins, mold and other health & safety risks, the Healthy Homes volunteer program has the answers! The ten-week course will include field trips to places where volunteers will improve indoor air quality, get rid of toxins & safety hazards in a valuable learning experience. Tuesday, September 15th-November 17th, 6-9pm. Call Healthy Homes Program Coordinator Elisa Kaufmann at 360-867-2674 or via email: 

    Tuesday, September 15th-November 17th, 6-9pm
    Thurston County Public Health & Social Services, 412 Lilly Rd. NE, Olympia