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Wednesday, September 02, 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

  • Wildfire Relief for Displaced Livestock & Pets:

    The need for feed for the animals displaced by wildfires is very much in demand. Black Lake Nursery & Feed is a drop-off point for people to donate for the displaced animals in Okanogan County.

    Black Lake Nursery & Feed, 3614C Black Lake Blvd SW, West Olympia 98512

  • Volunteers Needed to Help Reduce, Reuse & Recycle:

    Become a Master Recycler Composter volunteer and learn how to recycle and prevent waste - and pass that awareness on to others! Training classes will be held during October with local educators and experts - participants will also be trained in the "Waste Less Food" campaign. Applications due Tuesday, September 15th. Fall training classes will take place Thursdays from 6 to 8:30pm, October 1st-29th. The training also includes Saturday morning field trips October 10th & 17th. Online applications are available at or contact Cori Carlton at 360-867-2162. 

    Thursdays, October 1st-29th, 6-8:30pm
    Various Thurston County training rooms
    360-867-2162 ext. 100

  • Alzheimer's Support Groups in Mason County:

    Caring for someone with memory loss? Do you need information and support? Alzheimer’s Association family caregiver support groups provide a consistent and caring place for people to learn, share and gain emotional support. Meetings in Shelton and Belfair will be starting soon. For information call Linda Whiteside at 206-529-3875 or 800-848-7097.

    The Alzheimer's Association is the world’s leading voluntary health organization in Alzheimer’s care, support and research. Their mission is to eliminate Alzheimer’s disease through the advancement of research; to provide and enhance care and support for all affected; and to reduce the risk of dementia through the promotion of brain health.

    support groups starting this fall!

  • FREE! REGISTER NOW! Grief Support Group Series for Women:

    This free support group series is for women who have recently (within the last 6-8 months) lost a spouse, partner, or parent to a long-term illness. Each session will focus on a different topic such as phases of grief and coping skills for mourning. Sponsored by Senior Services for South Sound.


    Fridays October 2nd, 9th, 16th & 23rd & November 6th from 2:00-3:30pm.

    Please call to register 360.586.6181

    Registration Deadline: Monday, September 28th

    Fridays Oct. 2-Nov.6 except Oct. 30. Registration deadline September 28.
    Olympia Senior Center, 222 Columpia St. NW, Olympia 98501

  • 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

  • Restored "The Third Man" at Olympia Film Society:

    In this beautiful new restoration, the 1949 film "The Third Man" brings actors Joseph Cotten & Orson Welles to the big screen like never before! In it, financially-distressed pulp writer (Cotten) comes to post-WWII Vienna, only to find out that his longtime friend who promised him a job has been killed. Don't miss this classic film. Choose between these 4pm matinees: Wednesday, September 2nd; Saturday, September 5th. For more information, call 360-754-6670 or see 

    Capitol Theater, 206 5th Ave. SE, Olympia

  • FREE! REGISTER NOW! Healthy Homes Program Training:

    Be trained in a 10-week program as a Thurston County Healthy Homes Volunteer and become qualified to visit homes and daycares to provide guidance on improving indoor air quality and getting rid of toxins & safety hazards. Free! Register now!


    If you've ever wanted to rid your home of hidden toxins, mold and other health & safety risks, the Healthy Homes volunteer program has the answers! The ten-week course will include field trips to places where volunteers will improve indoor air quality, get rid of toxins & safety hazards in a valuable learning experience. Tuesday, September 15th-November 17th, 6-9pm. Call Healthy Homes Program Coordinator Elisa Kaufmann at 360-867-2674 or via email: 

    Tuesday, September 15th-November 17th, 6-9pm
    Thurston County Public Health & Social Services, 412 Lilly Rd. NE, Olympia