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Wednesday, July 29, 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

  • "Meet the Beach" All Summer Long:

    "Meet the Beach" all summer long with South Sound Estuary Association beach naturalists! It's an exciting learning experience with experts in their field, held at five different parks: Tolmie, Priest Point, Frye Cove, West Bay and Burfoot. Rubber boots recommended. Friday, June 5th-Sunday, August 30th. Call 360-704-7544 or visit for more details.

    Friday-Sunday, June 5th-August 30th
    Tolmie, Priest Point, Frye Cove, West Bay and Burfoot Parks

  • FREE! Summer Reading Program:

    Kids, teens & adults are all invited to sign up for the Timberland Library's Summer Reading Program! This year's theme is superheroes - "Every Hero Has a Story" for children, "Unmask!" for teens and "Escape the Ordinary" for adults. Kids can win free books while adults earn the chance to win an exciting grand prize. Signup is ongoing - Friday, June 12th to Labor Day. Call the Tumwater Timberland Library at 360-943-7790 or see for more information.




    Friday, June 12th through Labor Day
    Tumwater Timberland Library, 7023 New Market St SW, Tumwater

  • FREE! Lewis County Master Gardeners Plant Clinics:

    Take advantage of the Lewis County Master Gardeners' expertise to solve your gardening problems! Learn about proper plant section, how to treat diseased plants, indentification of insects, and even the least toxic way to combat garden diseases and pests. Mondays & Wednesdays 9am-3pm, Tuesdays 12-3pm. For more information, contact Art Fuller, Program Coordinator, at 360-740-1216 or via email: 

    Mondays & Wednesdays 9am-3pm, Tuesdays 12-3pm
    WSU Extension Office, 351 NW North St., Chehalis

  • Thurston County Fair:

    Picture yourself at the Thurston County Fair! It's a great time for everyone, with everything from a Diaper Derby for the youngest to a "Savor South Sound" beer & wine tasting event for those 21 and up. Enjoy live entertainment, delicious food - salmon and other great dishes - and much more. Wednesday-Sunday, July 29th-August 2nd. Call 360-786-5453 or see for more information.

    Wednesday-Sunday, July 29th-August 2nd
    Thurston County Fairgrounds, 3054 Carpenter Rd., Lacey

  • FREE! Free Lunches All Summer for 18 and Under:

    The USDA's Simplified Summer Food Program for Children provides free lunches for all children 18 and younger! Hot lunches are available at Garfield Elementary and cold sack lunches at Madison Elementary. No registration required. Weekdays, June 22nd-August 14th. Children 6 to 12 can stay afterward for SKIPP supervised play. The SKIPP program features arts & crafts, games, field trips and more. All children are required to complete a medical waiver prior to participating in SKIPP. Get waivers and more information at 

    Weekdays, June 22nd through August 14th, 12-12:30pm
    Garfield Elementary (hot lunch), Madison Elementary (cold sack lunch), Olympia

  • FREE ADMISSION! Prime Time Country Performs in Lacey:

    Country music comes to the Lacey In Tune series! Enjoy Prime Time Country, playing favorite after favorite - it's a great way to spend your lunch hour. Bring your own seating. Concessions available. Free admission! Wednesday, July 29th, 12-1pm. Call 360-491-0857 for more information.

    Wednesday, July 29th, 12-1pm
    Huntamer Park, 618 Woodland Square Lp. SE, Lacey

  • Tenino Quarry Swimming Pool:

    The Tenino Memorial Swimming Pool is open throughout the summer! Families and individuals, whether inside or outside of Tenino School District, are invited to enjoy summer afternoons in the pool, weather permitting. Family passes available. Wednesday-Sunday, July 5th-September 6th, 12-7pm. Cost is $2 per day/per person ($4 for those outside of the district), $100 family pass (2 adults & 3 children--$175 for families outside of the district). Call 360-264-2368 for more information.

    Wednesday-Sunday, July 5th-September 6th, 12-7pm
    Tenino Stone Company Quarry, Tenino

  • 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

  • FREE! Crosby, Stills & Nash Tribute Band in Steilacoom:

    The Steilacoom Summer Concert Series continues with Wasted On the Way! This Crosby, Stills & Nash tribute band will perform in the great Northwest outdoors. In the event of weather changes, the alternate venue is the Steilacoom Community Center. Wednesday, July 29th, 6:30pm. No marijuana or alcohol permitted in any Town of Steilacoom Parks. For more information, call 253-581-1076. 

    Wednesday, July 29th, 6:30pm
    Pioneer Park, 1700 Commercial Street, Steilacoom

  • FREE! Lukas Rose Performs at Olympia "Music In the Park":

    "Music In the Park" is a lovely way to spend a Wednesday evening! Lukas Rose will play Americana in tuneful, fun performance. Free! Wednesday, July 29th, 7-8pm. Call 360-357-8948 for more information or visit for details.

    Wednesday, July 29th, 7-8pm
    Sylvester Park, 615 Washington St. SE, Olympia