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Tuesday, November 24, 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

  • REGISTER NOW! "Shop With a Cop" in Lewis County:

    Deputies and corrections officers will take over 30 Lewis County residents ages 8 to 18 Christmas shopping - it's "Shop With a Cop"! The Sheriff's Office partners with United Way to find children in need of this positive experience - they will later wrap the gifts, eat pizza and play bingo for prizes. The event is Thursday, December 17th. The deadline to submit applications is November 24th - applications are available from the United Way website at or by calling 360-748-8100.

    Thursday, December 17th
    Lewis County Sheriff, 345 Main St., Chehalis

  • Lacey Parks & Recreation Survey:

    The City of Lacey is updating its Comprehensive Plan for Outdoor Recreation and is seeking input! Take the online survey and identify improvement needed at the parks, what additional recreation programs should be added - anything that would make the plan better. Survey ends December 31st. For more information, contact Lori Flemm, Parks & Recreation Director at 360-491-0857 or email 

    Survey ends Thursday, December 31st
    Online survey:

  • 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

  • Polar Plaza Ice Skating in Tacoma!

    Downtown Tacoma's Tollefson Plaza again will be a place for art, ice and everything nice this holiday season when CHI Franciscan's Polar Plaza begins its fifth year of ice skating at 17th and Pacific.

    Metro Parks Tacoma is working with the Tacoma Art Museum, CHI Franciscan and other community organizations to present the winter fun. The plaza will be open Nov. 21 through Jan. 10, and the park district will manage the ice rink during much of that time; the plaza will be a focal point throughout the holidays, including being aglow during First Night, Tacoma's family friendly celebration of New Year's Eve. The district also will offer a full schedule of special events, such as nature-based activities, fitness on ice, and skate performances. A food truck will provide concessions at the site.

    Besides ice skating, the plaza will feature live music every Saturday from 7 to 9 p.m., and Soar with the Seattle Thunderbirds on Nov. 22 from 2 to 4 p.m. The full music list is below:

    • Nov. 21: The Pushrods 50s, 60s and 70s
    • Nov. 28: DoveLand Country
    • Dec. 5: Dave Calhoun Jimmy Buffet Tribute
    • Dec. 12: Kim Archer Soul, Funk, Rock
    • Dec. 19: Randy Litch & Guest Family Holiday Music
    • Dec. 26: Entertainment Masters Karaoke Night
    • Jan. 2: Kareem Kandi Jazz
    • Jan. 9: The Stunt Doubles 90s Night

    Tickets cost $8 for general admission, $7 for military members and people 60 or older, and $4 for children 5 and younger. Skate rentals cost $2. Tickets may be purchased at the rink or any Metro Parks Tacoma Community Center.


    View Polar Plaza hours and information

    For more information, visit Please call (253) 305-1022 for group rates or reservations.

    Open most days - check online for schedule
    Tollefson Plaza, 17th & Pacific, Tacoma
    (253) 305-1022

  • REGISTER NOW! Power Parenting Class - "Staying In Control":

    "How to Stay In Control Without Being Controlling" is the next subject at the Power Parenting class! Learn how infants, toddlers, school students and teens all need personal authority and a parent who can carry authority for them. Free but pre-registration is required. Tuesday, November 24th, 6-8pm. Free childcare for children 3 and over - for under 3, $10 per child (limited childcare and scholarships available). Call 360-956-0818 or see for more information.

    Tuesday, November 24th, 6-8pm
    Hands On Children's Museum, 414 Jefferson St. NE, Olympia