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Sunday, July 27, 2014
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  • FREE! See You at the Beach!

    Enjoy our beaches this summer and learn something too! Stroll along Burfoot, Fry Cove, West Bay, Tolmie, and Priest Point parks during low tide on a summer weekend and Beach Naturalists will be there to help you see the many marine plants and animals - as well as share their knowledge of what you’re seeing. South Sound Estuary Association,

    low tide weekends June 14-August 24

    360- 888-0565

  • 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

  • Zimbabwean Music & Dance Celebration:

    The 23rd annual Zimbabwean Music Festival offers three days of workshops and concerts, all centered around incredible music from Zimbabwe. Enjoy free afternoon shows, an African marketplace and ticketed evening concerts. Thursday, July 24th to Sunday, July 27th.

    Tickets are $20 Afrcian fusion sensation Mokoomba (opening night), $16 all other nights. Purchase concert tickets online when registering for Zimfest workshops and housing.

    Thursday-Sunday, July 24-27 - evening concerts Thursday 9-10:30pm, Fri.-Sun. 7:30pm-12am
    University of Puget Sound, Tacoma

  • 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

  • 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

  • "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

  • Pacific NW Mushroom Festival:

    Enjoy the humongous 'Shroom Feast, many chefs on stage, entertainment, as well as a Kidzone featuring a balloon twister, Ronald McDonald, bounce houses, and Cap'n Bill and the Lost Boys Pirates Saturday & Sunday, July 26-27 10am-6pm both days.

    Register now for the Grow in the Dark 5k run Friday, July 25th at 9pm.

    Come hear about mushrooms, gardening, and other topics from engaging speakers like Ciscoe Morris of "Gardening with Ciscoe"! Learning interesting techniques and sample delicious recipes from some of the area's most entertaining chefs! $5 admission, kids 12 and under free.

    Hawks Prairie Rotary is proud to be a partner in the Lacey community. Discover what makes Rotary such a successful worldwide organization. Rotary International is made up of 1,213,608 members with 33,995 clubs in 531 districts around the world. The family of Rotary extends beyond the individual Rotarians and Rotary clubs to include other service-minded people who help with the organization's work.



    Saturday, July 26 & Sunday, July 27 10am-6pm
    Regional Athletic Complex (RAC), Marvin & Steilacoom Rds., Lacey

  • 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 (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

  • Celebrate Freedom & Honor Our Heroes!

    Vets, military families, soldiers, and supporters are welcome to an all-denomination Christian service at the Pacific NW Mushroom Festival Sunday, July 27th at 9am sponsored by Youth with a Mission, City Gates Ministries, and Faith Harvest Helpers. Lively worship with the Samoans and Retired Major Michael Johnson and Rick Forcier from Christian Coaliton sharing testimonies. Patriotic moments of celebration, fun, games, prizes, and food vendor discounts. The first 200 military to arrive at 9am will be given free entry to the Festival at 10am! The chance to bless our Heroes!


    These ministries have been serving the hungry and less fortunate in our community for over 20 years!


    RAC, Steilacoom & Marvin Rds, Lacey

  • 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

  • VOLUNTEER! Help Build Olympia's Newest Community Park:

    West Central Park is seeking volunteers to grow and maintain the park. Learn about permaculture, meet new friends and neighbors, and discover the many unique and exciting events planned. The West Central Park Project holds work parties every Sunday from 10am to 1pm. Join in to create a green future for Olympia. More information at

    every Sunday, 10am-1pm
    West Central Park at the corner of Harrison & Division, Olympia

  • 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 mariner life. Saturdays-Sundays, year round, 11am-4pm. South South Estuarium, 309 State Ave. NE, Olympia. Admission/donation requested.

    open year round Saturdays-Sundays, 11am-4pm
    309 State Ave. NE, Olympia, WA
    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

  • Personal Growth Workshop at Unity of Olympia:

    Author Elizabeth Griffin will speak at Unity of Olympia Sunday, July 27. At their service she will focus on "the call" to leave old boundaries behind and move beyond.  A workshop will provide interactive exercises to help discover what is calling you. The public is invited.


    After 30 years in Italy, Griffin returns to her roots in the Pacific Northwest to share her story and a few Italian anecdotes.  She will be working from her book  Love’s Calling A Journey to ItalySelf, a story of personal adventure and spiritual exploration.

    A two hour workshop will help participants discover what might be calling to them. If you are feeling that something is missing from your life, learn these exercises to help you break away from old thinking or habits and discover what may be waiting for you..


    Sunday, July 27. Service 10am, workshop noon-2pm
    Unity of Olympia, 1335 Fern Street, Olympia - just off 9th and Division
    Terry Murray, 943-5757

  • BUY TICKETS NOW! Olympia Little Theatre - Shakespeare's "The Tempest":

    William Shakespeare’s classic tale with a twist! Imagine how the storymight unfold if Prospero were exiled to the magical Land of Oz instead of a remote island. While his daughter Miranda grows into a beautiful and innocent young woman, Prospero rules over an assortment of mysterious creatures that inhabit the Land of Oz and broods over the family that unfairly banished him.  When an opportunity for reprisal presents, Prospero must choose between forgiveness and revenge, and his daughter discovers the magical power of love. No matter how many times you see it, "The Tempest" always brings new delight! July 11-27 (Thursday-Sunday 7:55pm, Sunday 1:55pm)

    July 11-27 (Thur.-Sat. 7:55pm, Sun. 1:55pm)
    Olympia Little Theatre, 1925 Miller Avenue NE, Olympia 98506