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Tuesday, March 03, 2015
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  • FREE! Step Back in Time at the Schmidt House:

    Schmidt house caretaker of 60 years, Bob Crim, hosts a walk through the four story classic Schmidt House. He will share personal stories about the Schmidt family and the Olympia Brewing Company. Admission is free, although donations are appreciated. The first and third Tuesday of the month, December 2nd-April 21st, 11am (doors open at 10:45am). Call 360-786-8117 or email with your questions.


    Dec. 2, Dec. 16, 2014. Jan. 6, Jan. 20, Feb. 3, Feb. 17, March 3, March 17, April 7, April 21, 2015.

    first & third Tuesdays, December 2nd-April 21st, 11am
    330 Schmidt Place, Tumwater

  • 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! 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

  • Enrollment Information Night about Lincoln Options Elementary:

    Parents looking for an alternative K through 5 program within the Olympia School district are invited to an informational meeting. either Wednesday, February 25th & Tuesday, March 3rd, 6:30-8:30pm. Childcare will provided. A lottery, which takes part in the spring, determines the priority for new enrolling students. See for more information.

    Wednesday, February 25th & Tuesday, March 3rd, 6:30-8:30pm
    Lincoln Elementary School, 213 21st Ave. SE, Olympia

  • 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:

    Downtown Olympia

  • FREE! Lion Dance - Celebrate the Year of the Goat:

    Celebrate Chinese New Year with a special Lion Dance performance by the Olympia Kung-Fu & Tai Chi Club!  The skilled acrobatics & music with drums, cymbals & gongs will be followed by a participatory demonstration. This traditional dance has been a part of Chinese New Year for over 2000 years. Tuesday, March 3rd, 6:30-7:30pm. Free! Visit for more information.


    Tuesday, March 3rd, 6:30-7:30pm
    Tumwater Timberland Library, 7023 New Market St SW, Tumwater

  • FREE! "Wordplay" Poetry Workshop:

    Aspiring and accomplished poets can join Carolyn Maddux for a workshop on "Wordplay: Playing with Form"! It's a short survey of some of the most playful types of poetry, ending with limericks, since St. Patrick's Day is just around the corner. Tuesday, March 3rd, 7-8:30pm. Free! For more details, call Joanne Clarkson at 360-701-2030.

    Tuesday, March 3rd, 7-8:30pm
    Olympia Community Center, 222 Columbia St. NW, Olympia