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  • GET TICKETS NOW! Washington State Fair 2014:

    This year's Washington State Fair features more activities and fun than ever! Thrill to the 360 Degree Tour, free stage entertainment, races, exhibits, fireworks every Friday and of course, food galore. Eliminate transportation costs via Pierce Transit and get tickets in advance at great savings. Friday, September 5th-Sunday, September 21st.

    Friday, September 5th-Sunday, September 21st
    Washington State Fair Events Center, 110th 9th Ave. SW, Puyallup

  • 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


  • GET TICKETS NOW! South Sound Board Game Convention:

    Don't miss the 3rd South Sound Board Game Convention with four days of family fun. Take part in open gaming, play-to-win games, raffle prizes, contests, a huge game library and a silent auction. $10 per day, $25 for a full event pass. Thursday, September 18th-Sunday, September 21st. South Sound Grange, 3918 Sleater-Kinney Rd., Olympia. See or 

    Thursday, September 18th-Sunday, September 21st
    South Sound Grange, 3918 Sleater-Kinney Rd., Olympia

  • Olympia I-5 Traffic Advisory:

    The State DOT is asking drivers to avoid driving on I-5 in Olympia over the weekend of September 19th-21st. A critical bridge expansion project could bring major traffic backups on northbound & sounthbound I-5 and nearby US 101. For details, see Allow yourself additional time.

    Weekends of September 12-14th, 19th-21st
    I-5 near Capitol Lake, Olympia

  • Lord Franzannian Royal Olympian Spectacular Vaudeville Show:

    BigShowCity Performing Arts presents the Lord Franzannian Royal Olympian Spectacular Vaudeville Show.  A evening of variety entertainment, with a little something for everyone, hosted by locally renowned storyteller Elizabeth Lord.


    Show runs two weekends: September 19-21 at 8pm, September 26-27 at 8pm, and Sunday, September 28 (Youth Friendly Show) at 4pm.  Late shows on Saturday 20 and 27 at 10 pm. Tickets are $15-$25 at the door or in advance at  Appropriate for ages 16 and up, special young audience show on September 28. Doors open half hour prior to show time.

    Sept. 19-21 & at 8pm, Sept. 26-27 at 8pm. Late shows Sat. 20 & 27 at 10pm. Sun., Sept. 28 Youth-friendly Show 4pm.
    Midnight Sun Performance Space, 113 N. Columbia St., Olympia 98501

  • GET TICKETS NOW! Agatha Christie's "And Then There Were None":

    One of ten strangers trapped on an island resort is eliminating the others, one by one. Whodunnit? "And Then There Were None" is a terrifying mystery, an adaptation of Agatha Christie's classic "Ten Little Indians." Friday-Sunday, September 12th-October 12th & Thursday, September 11th ("Pay What You Can" preview), 18th & 25th. Shows at 2pm & 8pm - see website. Lakewood Playhouse, Lakewood. For information and tickets, call 253-588-0042 or see 

    Thursday-Sunday, September 11th-October 12th 2 & 8pm shows - see website
    Lakewood Playhouse, Lakewood

  • GET TICKETS NOW! "The Addams Family - A New Musical":

    Based on the 1960s TV show "The Addams Family," this new musical details the sometimes eccentric characters, who are unaware that people find them frightening. The hilarity ensues when Wednesday Addams falls in love with a man from a respectable family, and two very different sets of relatives meet for the first time. Friday-Saturday, September 19th-October 11th, 7:30pm. Sunday, September 21st & 28th, 3pm. Special dinner treatre Saturday, October 4th, 6pm. Paradise Theatre, 9911 Burnham Rd. NW, Gig Harbor. Purchase tickets online at or call the box office at 253-851-PLAY (7529).

    Friday-Sunday, September 19th-October 11th, 7:30pm (Fri.-Sat.), 3pm Sunday
    Paradise Theatre, 9911 Burnham Rd. NW, Gig Harbor
    253-851-PLAY (7529)

  • 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

  • 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

  • BUY TICKETS NOW! GRuB's Harvest Soiree:

    A farm to table feast to benefit GRuB with local veggies, local ciders, and local brews, plus a silent and live auction. It's Saturday, September 27th from 4-8pm.


    You are invited to come to the table with GRuB to share a meal grown with love, prepared with love, and shared with love. By coming together for a family-style meal, you will experience the joy and art of being together, at the table, and in community. GRuB is a local non-profit that inspires positive personal and community change by bringing people together around food and agriculture. Alongside the family-style meal, there will be works of art from local artists and artisans featured in our silent and live auctions.

    Limited tickets are still available for $100. For more information call (360) 753-5522 or visit

    Saturday, September 27th from 4-8pm
    Albee's Garden Parties, 4127 20th Lane NW, Olympia, WA 98502

  • REGISTER NOW! Swing For A Soldier Golf Tournament:

    Register now for the Swing For A Soldier Golf Tournament Friday, September 26th. The proceeds of the tournament go to programs that support soldiers who come home from war with PTSD.

    PTSD is commonly known as Post Traumatic Stress Disorder.  It’s what led to the death of a soldier named PFC Kyle Marshall Farr in 2009.  From that death was born Race for a Soldier and a new meaning for PTSD:  Permission To Start Dreaming.

    Kyle’s mother, Leslie Mayne, experienced the civilian version of post traumatic stress after the loss of her son.  There was no bringing Kyle back but there was a way to honor his life and Leslie found it.

    With the help of countless volunteers, family and friends, Race For A Soldier, a half marathon contested in Gig Harbor, WA, was started in the fall of 2011.  It widely exceeded expectations, drawing 1,500 runners in both 2011 and 2012, even more in 2013, and has contributed over $100,000 to date.  These contributions were split among organizations that are helping soldiers recover from war and readjust to life back home.

    In order to increase the scope of awareness and funding for this important cause, last year they introduced a new event:  Swing For A Soldier, a golf tournament to help soldiers with PTSD.

    Friday, September 26th at 9:30am (shotgun start)
    Eagles Pride Golf Course (Ft. Lewis)

  • GET TICKETS NOW! "Blithe Spirit" Comedy at Olympia Little Theatre:

    Noel Coward's comedy "Blithe Spirit," where the spirit of a man's dead wife is summoned and brings chaos to the widowed husband and everyone around him, opens the 2014-2015 season at the Olympia Little Theatre in their 75th anniversary celebration. Buy a season ticket package now and save $2 per show!

    Friday-Saturday, September 5th-September 27th, 7:55pm; Thursday, September 18th & 25th, 7:55pm; Sunday, September 14th, 21st & 28th, 1:55pm. Opening weekend tickets are $10 ($2 student discount). Call 360-786-9484 for tickets or get them online:

    Fri-Sat. Sept. 5th-27th 7:55pm; Thurs. Sept. 18th & 25th 7:55pm; Sun. Sept. 14th, 21st, 28th 1:55pm
    Olympia Little Theatre, 1925 Miller Ave., 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

  • Job Fair at SPSCC:

    Get that job you've been looking for at WorkForce Thurston's fall hiring event Friday, September 19th, 10am-2pm! Over 30 employers will talk to you face to face. Please bring a resume and dress professionally. South Puget Sound Community College Student Union Building, 2011 Mottman Rd. SW, Olympia.

    Friday, September 19th, 10am-2pm
    Student Union Bldg., South Puget Sound Community College, 2011 Mottman Rd. SW, Olympia

  • FREE! Tumwater Riverwalk Tours:

    Free guided walking tours along the Deschutes River in Tumwater will bring life to Tumwater’s pioneer era. The walking tour is approximately one half-mile and lasts one hour. It follows gently sloping paths along the river, crosses bridges, and descends stairs to the lower Tumwater Falls. Additional Riverwalk Tours are scheduled every Wednesday and Friday at 10:30am through September and can accommodate 25 people, first-come-first serve basis. Presented by the Olympia Tumwater Foundation.

    Wednesdays & Fridays, 10:30am through Sept. 26th
    Starts at Tumwater Falls Park office

  • GET TICKETS NOW! Capitol Land Trust Summer Gala!

    Support the Capitol Land Trust's effort to conserve natural areas in Southwest Washington with a night of food and fun for those 21 and over. Enjoy beer, wine, music and a raffle. This is event is for guests 21 and over. Friday, September 19th, 7-9pm. To purchase tickets, visit: $75, at the door: $85


    Friday, September 19th, 7-9pm
    Hands On Children's Museum, 414 Jefferson St. NE, Olympia