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Wednesday, July 23, 2014
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  • DONATE TODAY! Drexel House Photography Club:

    Drexel House, an emergency shelter for Olympia's poorest and most vulnerable population, is seeking monetary or single-use disposable camera donations. This free photography club gives members a chance to share their perspectives through visual art with the greater community. Using various photography techniques, participants each shoot several rolls of film and choose among their favorites to become larger prints at Olympia's Arts Walk. Donations will help with the cost of developing film and printing prints. Donate by October 1.

    Drexel House, 604 Devoe Street SE, Olympia
    360-753-3340, extension 9,

  • ReferenceUSA Training in Tumwater:

    Learn how to use ReferenceUSA, a powerful, online research tool that helps small business owners, non-profit researchers, students, job seekers, writers and media professionals. ReferenceUSA connects anyone to information on schools, childcare centers, doctors, hospitals and more. Tuesday, July 22nd, 1:30-2:30pm at TRL Administrative Center, 415 Tumwater Blvd. SW, Tumwater and 3-4pm at the Tumwater Timberland Library, 7023 New Market St., Tumwater. Also: Wednesday, July 23rd, 8:30-9:30am at the TRL Administrative Center in Tumwater.

    360-704-4636 or 800-562-6022 (outside Olympia area)

  • VOLUNTEER NOW! Help Stream Team Remove Scotch Broom!

    Thurston County's Regional Stream Team Program is seeking volunteers to help with the removal of scotch broom from 9 a.m. to noon on Wednesday, July 23rd.
    No experience is necessary and all ages are welcome to join. Volunteers under the age of 14 must be accompanied by an adult. Volunteers under the age of 18 must have a signed waiver from a parent or guardian to participate. Waivers can be found on the Stream Team’s website and will be available the day of the event. All tools and various sizes of gloves are provided, along with snacks and water.
    Scotch broom is an invasive plant in Washington State and forms dense thickets of bushes. The plant produces seeds that are able to last in soils for decades, making it difficult to completely remove.
    Stream Team offers various educational and volunteer opportunities around Thurston County throughout the year. Events are free and suitable for a wide range of audiences. For more information or to register for this event, visit the Stream Team’s website at


    Wednesday, July 23 9am-noon
    4040 Marvin Road NE, Lacey

  • 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

  • REGISTER NOW! NOVA Discovery Camp:

    NOVA School Discovery Day camp runs August 4th-8th. Enroll your student (entering 4th-6th grade in fall of 2014) in a variety of classes: Mosaics, Survival Spanish, Video Game Design, ZenDoodling, Rock Band, Silkscreen Printing, Movie Making, Science Alive and more! There are morning (9am-noon) and afternoon (1-4 pm) classes. Class sizes are limited so enroll now. 

    Monday-Friday August 4th-8th 9am-4pm
    NOVA School, 2020 22st Ave. SE, Olympia

  • FREE! Juried Art Show:

    The Olympia Art League presents a juried art show during this year's Lakefair festivities! Come see local and regional artists' work, showcased for two weeks at the Governor Hotel. The show will be juried by Pacific Northwest artist, Kay Barnes, and will be open to the public daily. July 12th-24th 10am-6pm

    July 12th - 24th 10am-6pm
    The Governor Hotel, 612 South Capitol Way, Olympia, WA. 98501.

  • July Workshops on Stormwater Rates:

    Thurston County Storm & Surface Water Utility are reaching out to residents about new clean water regulations at state & federal levels. A proposal is being developed to increase monthly stormwater rates over the next five years for unincorporated county residents. 5:30pm on these days and at different locations: Tuesday, July 22nd at the Lacey Community Center, Lacey; Wednesday, July 23rd at Rochester High School, Rochester; Thursday, July 24th at the former Masonic Lodge in Yelm, 302 Yelm Ave. E. Call Barb Wood at 360-754-3355, extention 6809, for more information.

    5:30pm Tuesday, July 22nd, Wednesday, July 23rd, Thursday, July 24th
    Lacey Community Center, Rochester High School, former Masonic Lodge, Yelm
    360-754-3355, extension 6809

  • VOLUNTEER! Park of the Seven Oars Work Party:

    Park Stewardship will visit this gem of a park to help keep up with weeding the landscape from common and invasive species. Please follow directional signs and meet inside Park of the Seven Oars. Wednesday, July 23rd & Friday, July 25th, 9:30am-12pm. Park of the Seven Oars, 202 West Bay Dr. NW. Limited street parking is available along West Bay Drive, just past the park entrance. Please follow directional signs and meet inside the park.


    Wednesday & Friday, July 23rd & 25th, 9:30am-12pm
    Park of the Seven Oars, 202 West Bay Dr. NW, 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

  • Regal Summer Movie Express!

    Summer Movie Specials at Regal Cinemas, Edwards Theaters, United Artists

    Family fun movies playing on Tuesdays & Wednesdays for the summertime!

    Admission to these movies during the Summer Movie Express is only $1. Tickets must be purchased at the theater and all movies start at 10:00 am. A portion of the proceeds goes to the Will Rogers Institute. Search for a theater in your area to see where the Summer Movie Express is playing. Dates vary from theater to theater. Dates shown are for Regal's Martin Village Stadium 16 & IMAX in Lacey.

    2014 Movie Schedule for Regal's Martin Village Stadium 16 & IMAX in Lacey:

    • Week 1 (June 24-25, 2014)
      Hotel Transylvania
      The Smurfs 2
    • Week 2 (July 1-2)
      Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2
      The Pirates: Band of Misfits
    • Week 3 (July 8-9)
      Arthur Christmas
      Despicable Me 2
    • Week 4 (July 15-16)
      The Lego Movie
      Free Birds
    • Week 5 (July 22-23)
      The Adventures of Tintin
      Rise of the Guardians
    • Week 6 (July 29-30)
      Kung Fu Panda 2
      Madagascar 3
    • Week 7 (August 5-6)
      The Croods
    • Week 8 (August 12-13)
      Walking with Dinosaurs
    • Week 9 (August 19-20)
      Mr. Peabody & Sherman
      Rio 2

    Tuesdays & Wednesdays 10am
    Martin Village Stadium 16 & IMAX, Lacey & other participating Regal Theaters

  • 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

  • FREE! VENUE CHANGE! Music In the Park - Kim Archer Band:

    Don't miss sizzling summer sounds every Wednesday, this week in the Washington Center because of the likelihood of rain. The Kim Archer Band will perform heavy soul & blues in the next performance in the series Wednesday, July 23rd, 7-8pm.


    Known for her raw, powerhouse performances and personable interaction with her audiences, Kim Archer has a large and loyal fan base in the Pacific Northwest and across the country. Kim’s music follows in the footsteps of great female performers like Tina Turner, Melissa Etheridge, and Bonnie Raitt.

    Wednesday, July 23rd, 7-8pm
    moved from Sylvester Park to the Washington Center, 512 Washington St. SE, Olympia

  • Summer Lectures at Nisqually National Wildlife Refuge - Arctic Mammals In Greenland:

    The 2014 Summer Lecture Series titled, "Exploring Out Diverse World" features a variety of talks on environmental topics. Dr. Kristin Laidre, of the Polar Science Center at the University of Washington, will speak on "Sea Ice Loss and Artic Marine Mammals In Greenland." Wednesday, July 23rd, 7-8pm (Seating issued at 6pm on a first-come basis). Nisqually National Wildlife Refuge Visitor Center Auditorium.

    Wednesday, June 23rd, 7-8pm
    Nisqually National Wildlife Visitor Center Auditorium