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Sunday, September 14, 2014
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  • Eagles E-mart Thrift Shop:

    The Olympia Eagles E-mart thrift store is a not-for-profit store run entirely by volunteers in support of local and national charities. They have a great selection of clothing, household items, furniture, electronics, audio/video, toys and games and much more. Check out their weekly Special Sales!

    They are located in the basement of the Olympia Eagles building at the corner of 4th and Plum in Olympia. Entrance is on the Plum Street side of the building with lots of free parking in the Eagles Parking Lot 

    Hours are 11am to 5pm Thursday through Sunday.

    Thursday-Sunday 11am-5pm
    E- mart Thrift Shop, Olympia Eagles basement, 805 4th Ave. E., Olympia, WA 98501

  • 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

  • Olympia I-5 Traffic Advisory:

    The State DOT is asking drivers to avoid driving on I-5 in Olympia over the weekends of September 12th-14th & 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • Child Abuse Awareness & Prevention:

    When we work to protect children from abuse and neglect, we not only reap the benefit of a healthier, happier child, but we also benefit as a whole community. Studies have shown time and again that protecting our children from abuse, neglect, and domestic violence today means they are less likely to have problems with addiction, employment, mental illness, and more.


    Do You know a child who is being abused? Call the DSHS 24-hour hotline at 1-866-363-4276.

    For Parents: Olympia Crisis Clinic 24-hr hotline 1-800-627-2211

                     SafePlace 24-hr Sexual Assault & Domestic Violence Hotline 360-754-6300


    You can also visit these links:

    For info about child abuse prevention and family support programs, visit Family Educaiton & Support Services at

    To learn more about DSHS Child Protective Services and other programs protecting children, go to

    For a list of emergency service contacts and other resources, go to the Thurston County website at and click on the link under the heading about Child Abuse Prevention

    To learn more about the Thurston Thrives initiative, visit




  • 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


    September 14 (Sunday Only)

    Tin Whistles

    Steve Ricketts

    Music has long been a part of Rickets life. He learned to play the clarinet in his youth and as adult played saxophone in the Port Townsend Community Orchestra for 27 years. When Rickets began volunteering as a re-enactor at Fort Nisqually 20 years ago, he took up the tin whistle, an instrument documented in the Forts records. During the weekend, Rickets will demonstrate the tin whistle and similar instruments such as the Flageolette and Recorder, and explain their similarities and differences. People who bring their own tin whistles will get a primer on how to play. (Whistles can be purchased in the Museum Store)


    September 20 and 21


    Victoria Anderson
    Anderson had her first experience with making a cyanotype photographic print as a child with a kit she got from a science store. As a college student, Victoria explored the process more deeply, learning to make her own photo-sensitive paper and fabric. Cyanotypes use ultraviolet light (e.g. sunlight) to create a photographic image, and were one of the earliest forms of photography to appear in the mid-1800s. It was quickly utilized to make images of plant specimens. Guests will have the opportunity to make their own prints of leaves, buttons, or lace.


    September 27 (Saturday only)

    Gardening Crafts in the Heritage Gardens

    Members of the Fort Nisqually Gardening Guild will demonstrate traditional garden crafts such as making wattle fencing, hurdles, and cloches. The craft demonstration complements the Fall Garden Festival, based at the Point Defiance Pagoda. The Fort Nisqually Heritage Gardens are featured in the Fall Garden Festival tours.
    This time of year, the gardens at Fort Nisqually are giving up a cornucopia of delicious fruits and vegetables. Plums and apples are ripening on the trees. Wheat and barley were recently harvested. The heritage gardens represent the Forts original 1850s gardens. The historic gardens were much larger -- approximately one-and-a-half acres. The Hudsons Bay Company trading post grew as much of their own food as possible. In 1839, anticipating the decline of the local fur trade, HBC formed the Puget Sound Agricultural Company (PSAC), based at Fort Nisqually. By the mid 1850's HBC had laid claim to over 160,000 acres of land in south Puget Sound, most of it used for the raising of sheep, cattle, and horses.
    For more on the Fall Garden Festival visit
    Note: Admission to Fort Nisqually is free for Tacoma residents on September 27 (proof of residency required). It is also Smithsonian Magazines Museum Day Live! and a ticket for free admission for two is available through .


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

  • 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

  • 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! Build A Bike:

    Have an old bike that you need to get rid of? Have a bike that you want to fix up or find parts for? Build A Bike is a community resource for all things bike related! They have workstations, tools, bikes, and bike parts for all to use. They also accept donations of bikes and bike parts. So whether you're looking to build a bike, fix a bike, or get rid of one, Build A Bike is here to help! Sundays noon-4pm

    Sundays noon-4pm
    Next to to Pitstop Market on 18th (near Boulevard Rd), Olympia

  • "Cruising for the Sound":

    Have a blast in a three hour cruise south of Puget Sound aboard the luxury yacht My Girl. Get a marine education, enjoy good company, great food and a no host bar in an annual fundraiser for South Sound Estuary programs. Sunday, September 28th, 2-5pm. Leaving from Port Plaza dock. South Sound Estuary Association members $50/person.  Non-members $65/person. 

    See south Puget Sound from the water! Enjoy a wonderful day with new and old friends!  Good Food! Marine Education! FUN!

    All proceeds benefit South Sound Estuary Association, (a 501(c)(3) environmental education non-profit, programs - Beach Naturalist, South Sound Estuarium, Pier Peer!  

    Reserve your space. Go to

    More information: , click on Benefit Cruise

    DEADLINE TO GET TICKETS - September 27, 2014, no age restrictions


    Sunday, September 28th, 2-5pm
    Aboard the yacht My Girl, leaving from Port Plaza dock, Olympia