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Tuesday, July 07, 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

  • FREE! Lewis County Master Gardeners Plant Clinics:

    Take advantage of the Lewis County Master Gardeners' expertise to solve your gardening problems! Learn about proper plant section, how to treat diseased plants, indentification of insects, and even the least toxic way to combat garden diseases and pests. Mondays & Wednesdays 9am-3pm, Tuesdays 12-3pm. For more information, contact Art Fuller, Program Coordinator, at 360-740-1216 or via email: 

    Mondays & Wednesdays 9am-3pm, Tuesdays 12-3pm
    WSU Extension Office, 351 NW North St., Chehalis

  • REGISTER NOW! 4-H Summer for Kids Program:

    Register the kids for the Thurston County 4-H summer event! It's four days of action-packed days - projects that are hands-on, educational and fun for youth ages 8-12. Choose between half day to full day programs, but register by Wednesday, July 8th. Monday-Thursday, July 13th-16th. Morning or afternoon sessions are $60, or full day sessions at $120. Contact the 4-H office at or call 360-867-2153.




    Monday-Thursday, July 13th-16th
    Thurston County Fairgrounds, 3054 Carpenter Rd. SE, Lacey

  • FREE! Free & Confidential Services for Victims of Crime:

    If you or someone you know has been a victim of crime the Crime Victims Advocacy Network wants to help you. Victim Advocates provide crime victims with support, referrals, and advocacy in a compassionate, proactive, and empowering manner. CVAN offers information and referrals for victims of identity theft, assault, robbery, vehicular assault, survivors of homicide, residential burglary, theft, DUI injuries, hate crimes, and vulnerable-adult abuse. All services are free and confidential. Call CVAN toll-free 24 hours a day or see their website. Thurston County Courthouse, 2000 Lakeridge Dr SW, Olympia, Bldg. 2 Rm 258. CVAN Toll-Free 1-866-711-2826

    Serving Thurston, Mason, Grays Harbor, Lewis, and Pacific counties.

    Thurston County Courthouse, 2000 Lakeridge Dr. SW, Olympia, Bldg. 2, Room 258
    CVAN Toll-Free 1-866-711-2826

  • REGISTER NOW! Clay Classes by Mike Lalone:

    Mike Lalone of John C. Campbell Folk School will be conducting two classes in July! The first is "The Portrait In Clay" and the second is "The Figure In Clay" - register now! Tuesday-Friday, July 14th-17th (6 to 8:30pm) & Tuesday-Friday, July 21st-24th. Registration for "The Portrait In Clay" ends July 6th and "The Figure In Clay" registration ends July 13th. Class registration and additional information is available on the Arbutus website:

    Tuesday-Friday, July 14th-17th & July 21st-24th (6-8:30pm)
    Arbutus Folk School, 610 4th Ave. E, Olympia

  • Olympia Downtown Ambassadors:


    The goal of the Downtown Ambassador Program is to create a safe and welcoming environment for all downtown users.  The program is part of the City’s Downtown Project that aims to revitalize downtown Olympia.

    If you need assistance the Ambassadors can be reached at: 360-570-3900.


    Downtown Ambassadors provide customer service to all visitors of downtown by giving directions, assisting shoppers with bags and parking meters, referring people to social services, and answering any questions related to downtown.


    Downtown Ambassador Duties (T/W/Th, 11:00 AM – 6:00 PM; F/Sat, 12:00 PM – 7:00 PM)

    • ·         Create a safe and welcoming environment in Downtown Olympia
    • ·         Assist downtown users with directions
    • ·         Assist downtown users with parking meters
    • ·         Act as an information source for events and programs in the downtown area
    • ·         Provide referrals to social services
    • ·         All-around customer service

    Clean Team Duties (Wednesday through Sunday, 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM)

    • ·         Sweep sidewalks in the downtown core
    • ·         Minor graffiti abatement
    • ·         Clean overflowing trash cans
    • ·         Customer service for users of downtown

    If you need assistance the Ambassadors can be reached at: 360-570-3900.


    City of Olympia Staff Contact:

    Downtown Olympia

  • FREE! Shakespeare's Classic Romance Reimagined:

    Award-winning Northwest author Lois Leveen will talk about her book, Juliet's Nurse, a new take on Shakespeare's timeless romance, "Romeo & Juliet." Comic, sensual & tragic, the book gives voice to one of literature's most memorable characters, not to mention Verona, a city filled with both poverty & grandeur. Tuesday, July 7th, 6:30-7:45pm. Call 360-352-0595 or visit for more information. 

    Tuesday, July 7th, 6:30-7:45pm
    Olympia Timberland Library, 313 8th Avenue SE, Olympia

  • FREE! Free Lunches All Summer for 18 and Under:

    The USDA's Simplified Summer Food Program for Children provides free lunches for all children 18 and younger! Hot lunches are available at Garfield Elementary and cold sack lunches at Madison Elementary. No registration required. Weekdays, June 22nd-August 14th. Children 6 to 12 can stay afterward for SKIPP supervised play. The SKIPP program features arts & crafts, games, field trips and more. All children are required to complete a medical waiver prior to participating in SKIPP. Get waivers and more information at 

    Weekdays, June 22nd through August 14th, 12-12:30pm
    Garfield Elementary (hot lunch), Madison Elementary (cold sack lunch), Olympia

  • 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

  • West Olympia Farmers Market:

    The West Olympia Farmers Market has a new location! Running every Tuesday from mid-May to mid-October, the market has a terrific selection of local food vendors and will have a crafters market once per month, showcasing homemade goods from local artisans. EBT and debit transactions are accepted. New location: 1919 Harrison Ave. NW in the West Central Park - look for signs on Harrison Ave. and Black Lake Blvd. Tuesdays Mid-May to mid-October, 4-7pm. See for more information or see their Facebook page.

    Tuesdays, 4-7pm, mid-May to mid-October
    West Olympia Farmers Market,1919 Harrison Ave NW, Olympia

  • FREE ADMISSION! Brian Waite Band Performs In Lacey:

    The Brian Waite Band brings fervent children's music & storytelling to Lacey In Tune! It's fun for all - bring your own seating. Concessions available. Free admission! Tuesday, July 7th, 6:30pm. Call 360-491-0857 for more information.

    Tuesday, July 7th, 6:30pm
    Huntamer Park, 618 Woodland Square Lp. SE, Lacey