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Saturday, August 02, 2014
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  • 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

  • Thurston County Fair!

    TCFairBanner2014It's fun for the whole herd at the Thurston County Fair Wednesday, July 30 through Sunday, August 3! All the rides, food, animals, displays, and workshops you remember, plus exciting local music (see below) and the special Savor South Sound (see below)!

    Enjoy the Live & Local Concert Series at the Thurston County Fair!

    Wednesday, July 30 - 5pm
    Artesian Rumble Arkestra
    Thursday, July 31 - 7pm
    Red & Ruby (Food Court Stage)
    Brittany Kingery (Main Stage)

    Friday, August 1 - 7pm
    The Blackberry Bushes

    Saturday, August 2 - 6pm
    The Brown Edition & DBST (Main Stage)
    Yodelady (Food Court Stage - 7pm)

    All concerts are free with fair admission and open to fairgoers of all ages!

    Also returning this year is Savor South Sound, a two-day tasting event highlighting over a dozen local wine, beer, and cider producers. In addition, this year’s Savor will feature local shellfish and farm-to-table tastings organized by WSU Extension Thurston County. Tickets to Savor are just $10 (plus admission to the fair) and include a commemorative Belgian-style beer glass and five tasting tickets. The event is located at the Gazebo Green near the Food Court stage and takes place on Friday, August 1 and Saturday, August 2 from 5 to 10pm. (Savor is a 21+ event.)


    New events in 2014 include up close and personal displays and presentations by Predators of the Heart in front of Heritage Hall. You can visit with all of the feathery, furry and scaly friends all five days at the Thurston County Fair. New on Saturday, August 2 is the Tattoo Art Contest where local tattoo artists will have their skill and artistry on display and cash prizes on the line. Also new in 2014 is the Rescue Pet Roundup on Sunday, August 3 from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. in the Hicks Lake Barn. Come meet all of our furry friends who are available for adoption.


    There are also several fan favorites making a comeback this year at the fair, including:


    ·         One Buck Wednesday on July 30, when admission is just $1 per person when you bring a non-perishable food donation for the Thurston County Food Bank. Tons of other $1 deals are featured inside the fair.

    ·         Kid’s Day Thursday, July 31. Kids 14 and under pay just $2 for admission, and carnival armbands that get you unlimited carnival rides for the day are buy-one-get-one free for your buddy. Don’t forget, admission for kids 5 and under is always FREE at the fair!

    ·         Military Appreciation Day is Friday, Aug. 1 Active duty and retired military personnel and their families can get $2 admission to the fair with your military ID. Just present your military ID for lots of other military deals inside the fair.

    ·         Author’s Corner is back in the Sharp Building will once again feature local authors selling books, greeting fans, and autographing everything from children’s books to crime dramas.

    ·         The Antiques Appraisal event is back on Friday, Aug. 1 at 4 p.m. in Heritage Hall, when a professional appraiser will evaluate collectibles and antiques provided by local residents.

    ·         The Thurston County Commissioners Annual Pancake Breakfast on Saturday, Aug. 2 from 8:30-10 a.m. Breakfast is free with fair admission. Join us on the Gazebo Green on the east side of Heritage Hall.

    ·         The annual Animal Market Sale will be in the Hick’s Lake Barn on Saturday, Aug. 2 at 6 p.m.

    ·         The annual 4-H Equine Western Games begin early at 8 a.m. on Sunday, Aug. 3.


    Wed., July 30 - Sunday, August 3 (Wed.-Sat. 10am-10pm, Sun. 10am-8pm)
    Thurston County Fairgrounds, 3054 Carpenter Road SE, Lacey, 98503

  • All Star Roxy Revue:

    Fire Mountain Arts Council presents the ALL STAR ROXY REVUE, celebrating the tradition of Summer Musical Theater, at the Roxy Theater in Morton. Performances are August 2, 3, 6, 9, and 10. For ticket prices visit or BCJ Gallery in Morton or Centralia College East. Saturday, August 2 7pm, Sunday, August 3 2pm, Wed., August 6 7pm,  Sat., August 9 7pm, Sunday,  August 10 2pm

    Advance: $10 adults, $5 children.  At the door $11 adults, $6 children

    Sat. Aug.2 & 9 at 7pm, Sun. Aug. 3 & 10 at 2pm, plus Aug. 6 at 7pm
    Morton Roxy Theater 233 Main Avenue, Morton, WA 98356

  • Mossyrock Blueberry Festival!

    Scenic Mossyrock, Washington hosts its annual Mossyrock Blueberry Festival Friday, August 1st through Sunday, August 3rd! Events include a car show, live music, quilt raffle, 5k run, pie-eating contest, dog show, wiener dog race, beer garden, parade, and more! Musical acts include Chris Guenther & The Honkey Tonk Drifters (7pm August 1st) and The British Export Band (7pm August 2nd). See for full details.

    Friday, August 1st through Sunday, August 3rd

  • 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 or come to the fall fasion show in the Forever 21 court Saturday August 16th at 2pm. 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

  • Savor South Sound at Thurston County Fair:

    Adults can savor the best flavors that Cascadia brewers, ciderists and vintners have to offer at the second annual Savor South Sound. $10 tickets includes a a commemorative Belgian-style beer glass and five tasting tickets in addition to cost of Fair entry. Lots of live music at the fair, too! Friday-Saturday, August 1st-2nd, 5-10pm. Gazebo Green near the Food Court Stage, Thurston County Fairgrounds, 3054 Carpenter Road, Lacey. For more information, call 360-786-5453.

    Friday-Saturday, August 1st-2nd, 5-10pm
    Gazebo Green near the Food Court Stage, Thurston County Fairgrounds, 3054 Carpenter Road, Lacey

  • "Fiddler on the Roof" In Tenino:

    Tenino Young-at-Heart Theatre presents "Fiddler on the Roof" Thursday-Saturday, July 24th-26th and July 31st-August 2nd at 7:30pm. Sunday, July 27th is at 2pm. Tenino High School Commons. Tickets are $12 for Adults and $10 for Students and Senior Citizens and are available on For further information, call 360-264-4498.

    Thurs.-Saturday July 24th-26th and July 31st-August 2nd, 7:30pm. Sunday July 27th show is at 2pm.
    Tenino High School, Tenino

  • 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 (except as noted)



    July 26 and 27
    Banjo Making
    John Salicco
    is a banjo maker, historian, musician, story teller and entertainer. He made his first banjo from a cigar box and a stick of firewood about 30 years ago. John has handmade over 100 custom fretless banjos, shipping them to music enthusiasts all over the world. He constructs his instruments in the 19th century style, incorporating features seen on instruments from the 1820s to the 1860s. John will be making a tack head banjo and will have samples of minstrel and gourd banjos on hand.  Hell demonstrate both the making and playing of the gut string banjo. Visitors can learn the basic banjo stroke style of the 1850s and learn about instruments, musicians and their repertoire. There will also be dancing paddle puppets and tambourines for children who care to join him in making some minstrel music!


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

  • FREE! Lacey In Tune Summer Concerts & Movies:

    Saturdays, July 12th-August 9th. Concerts 7pm, movies at dusk.

    Concerts Saturdays at 7pm
    July 12
    LuLu LaFever & the Hot Tamales —Sizzling Swing, Jazz, & Blues 
    July 19

    Olympia Jazz Senators —Classic Big-Band Jazz  

    July 26 David Correa & Cascada —Latin Guitar World Music 
    August 2 Terry Holder —Honest, Edgy, Original Heartfelt Songs 
    August 9 Global Heat —Hip Hop Soul with Break Dancing & World Beat


    Movies Saturdays at Dusk
    July 12
    Disney's CARS (G)
    July 19

    Double Feature Night:

    Mary Poppins (G)

    Saving Mr. Banks (PG13)


    July 26 Elf (G)
    August 2 Lego Movie (PG)
    August 9 Double Feature Night:
    Despicable Me 1 (PG)
    Despicable Me 2 (PG)

    Huntamer Park, 618 Woodland Square Loop SE, Lacey

  • FREE! Play! at the Well:

    The Capital Recovery Center's Downtown Ambassador Program presents "Play! at the Well," featuring The Boys & Girls Clubs of Thurston County and Together! leading fun activities for kids and parents - and Olympia Family Theater Sat., July 26, the Heartsparkle Players Sat., August 2, and rootsy band Blue Laces (pictured) Sat., August 9 providing family friendly entertainment.

    Saturday, July 26-August 9. Activities 11am, performances noon
    Artesian Commons Park, Corner of 4th and Jefferson, Downtown Olympia

  • REGISTER NOW! Junk In Your Trunk:

    Get rid of unwanted stuff by selling it from the back of your vehicle! In a twist on the old garage sale, Pierce County Parks will assign you one spot to park and one to set up sales. Pre-registration a must. Saturday, August 2nd, 9am-4pm. Event will run rain or shine - free admission. Seller's fee: $20 car/truck/van, $30 RV/camper.


  • 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

  • Lacey Timberland Library Used Book Sale:

    Love used books, especially in art, religion or biography? Come to the Friends of the Lacey Library book sale from 9:30 am to 4:30 pm Saturday, Aug. 2. Join the Friends and gain access to the pre-sale Friday, Aug. 1.  Friday, August 1st, 1-4:30pm (presale), Saturday, August 2nd, 9:30am-4:30pm. Lacey Timberland Library, 500 College Street SE, Lacey.


    August is for art, religion and biographies at the Friends of the Lacey Library used book sale. Get a head start on these book titles by becoming a Friend and gaining exclusive access at the Friday pre-sale. Red-dot books in all categories (mystery, fiction, science fiction, non-fiction and more) are half-price for Friends. With our already low prices, these bargain books are absolute steals!  Annual membership is $5 individual and $10 family. Saturday's book sale is open to all.

    Saturday, August 2nd, 9:30am-4:30pm (members pre-sale Friday, August 1st, 1-4:30pm)
    Lacey Timberland Library, 500 College St. SE, Lacey

  • Amphibians - Of Water and Land:

    Come explore the fun world of amphibians through arts, crafts, and inspirational media Saturday, August 2. Color, paint, explore life cycles, habitats, and more. You also get to meet Scratch, the WET Science Center’s resident American box turtle!

    WET Science Center, 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

  • REGISTER NOW! Kids Canopy Climb at Priest Point Park:

    Youth ages 6 to 12 can enjoy the canopy climb and experience nature! Participants, guided by certified arborists & city technical staff, will explore the treetop environment and learn about the forest ecosystem. Saturday, July 12th & August 2nd, 10am-2pm.  Priest Point Park, Olympia.  Fee: $32 - call 360-753-8380 or sign up online.

    Saturday, August 2nd 10am-2-pm
    Priest Point Park, 2600 East Bay Dr. NE, Olympia
    360-753-8365 (information), 360-753-8380 (registration)

  • University Place Sun Fest at Cirque Park:

    The University Sun Place Fest (formerly known as University Place Festival) has great food and live entertainment for all. There's a fun zone for kids, a softball game (police vs. fire department), vendors, and a film (The Lego Movie) at dusk. Saturday, August 2nd 10am-7:30pm.

    Cirque Park, 7250 Cirque Dr. W., University Place
    253-683-2992 or 253-460-2530

  • Clarus "Cruisin' for the Cure" Car Show!

    Hot rod, motorcycle, and classic car show to raise funds for cancer research emceed by Mixx 96.1's Dave Mann ! Join the National Bone Marrow Registry while you're there and enjoy food, prizes, and a silent auction! The Cruisin' for a Cure Car Show is Saturday, August 2 11am-4pm at Clarus Optical at 3rd and College Street in Lacey.

    Clarus Optical, Lacey

  • Olympia Film Society Presents "The Wizard of Oz":

    The Olympia Film Society is proud to present "The Wizard of Oz." Saturday, August 2nd, 11am. Free admission for kids 12 and under! Capitol Theater, 206 5th Avenue SE, Olympia.

    Saturday, August 2nd, 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

  • Car Show - Hot Rods for Heroes:

    Patriots Landing, a military-based retirement community, will be hosting their car show Saturday, August 2nd from 11:30-3pm. There is no entry fee and it's also free to the public. I Corps Honor Guard will be posting the colors.  The Amazing Blues Power Revue will be performing from 11:30-1:30pm. Local Resturants will be selling food and drink.

    Patriots Landing, 1600 Marshall Circle, DuPont WA 98327

  • Celebrate Olympia's Brewery Heritage:

    The third annual Olympia Brewfest brings more than 30 hand-picked Northwest breweries to downtown Olympia. Attendees receive a souvenir mug and six tastes Designated drivers get all the root beer and water they can drink, but must be 21 years of age. Saturday, August 2nd, 1-8:30pm. Port Plaza, downtown Olympia. Tickets are $25 in advance, $30 at the door, $5 for designated drivers. Minors are not allowed, even as designated drivers. Animals not allowed unless they are documented service animals. Proceeds will support the Thurston County Chamber Foundation Small Business Incubator. See to purchase tickets or to register to volunteer.

    Saturday, August 2nd, 1-8:30pm
    Port Plaza, Olympia

  • REGISTER TODAY! WSU South Sound Golf Tournament:


    Join local Cougs and others for a casual golf event - all levels of players accepted. Enjoy a BBQ dinner and raffled items following play. You may attend just the dinner and raffle if not playing. Saturday, August 2nd, 12:30 Registration, 1:30 shotgun start. Register by July 28th.

    Saturday, August 2nd, 1:30pm-6pm
    Olympia Country & Golf Club 3636 Country Club Dr. NW, Olympia
    360-481-5454 or

  • Register Today! ACS Relay for Life of Southeast Thurston:

    Help support the fight against cancer and join the movement to celebrate more birthdays during the American Cancer Relay For Life in Southeast Thurston County! Teams of 10-15 participants will take turns walking the track during the event. Recruit a team from your workplace, church, and organization or neighborhood and join the excitement of fundraising to fight cancer and save lives!

    Starts Saturday August 2nd at 3pm
    Rainier High School, 308 2nd St. W