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Monday, January 26, 2015
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  • REGISTER NOW! Adult Winter Reading Contest:

    Adults who read at least five books from January until March 14th will qualify for stellar prizes in Timberland Regional Library's Adult Winter Reading Contest! There are five mini-vacation grand prizes and backpacks chocked with treats up for grabs. Pick up entry forms at any Timberland Regional Library. There are five mini-vacation grand prizes and backpacks chocked with treats up for grabs. Pick up entry forms at any location. January 1st-March 14th. Call 360-943-5001 or 877-284-6237 for details.

    Thursday, January 1st-Saturday, March 14th
    any Timberland Library location

  • REGISTER NOW! Tumwater Baseball League Registration:

    Play Ball! Girls & boys in grades K through 3 can register for the Tumwater Baseball League! The league has two divisions, and all players receive full uniforms. Register in person or online. Register by Friday, February 20th. Online registration available at Baseball season runs from mid-March to May. Volunteer to be a coach by calling 360-754-4166 for details. 

    Registration ends Friday, February 20th
    Tumwater Parks & Recreation, 555 Israel Rd., Tumwater

  • REGISTER NOW! Lewis County Master Gardener Training:

    Become a Master Gardener and grow fresh food locally! Training involves online study plus a full day of hands-on training the third Tuesday of each month, and field experience in plant clinics and demonstration gardens. Cost is $200 and participants can choose a desired month to start. Call Art Fuller at 360-740-1216 or email

    WSU Lewis County Master Gardeners, 351 NW North St., Chehalis

  • 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! County Commissioner Romero & SPSCC President Stokes Discuss Obama's College Proposal:

    Come and chat with Thurston Commissioner Sandra Romero about President Obama's College Promise proposal. Her guest will be South Puget Sound Community College president Dr. Timothy Stokes. Share your ideas and concerns. Monday, January 26th. Three locations and times: 9:30-10:30am at Rainier City Hall, 102 Rochester Street West; 11am-noon at Tacos Gaby, 307 East Yelm Ave., Yelm; 2-3pm at Forza Coffee Show, 130 Marvin Rd. SE, Suite 130, Lacey. Phone or email Becca Pilcher at 360-786-5747 or via for more information.

    Monday, January 26th (various times & locations)
    Rainier City Hall, Rainier; Tacos Gaby, Yelm; Forza Coffee Shop, Lacey
    360-786-5747 or

  • 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

  • Cascade Warbirds Offers Aviation Scholarships:

    Cascade Warbirds, which promotes the restoration, preservation and public display of historic military aircraft, is offering scholarships! The idea is to inspire young people to attend Private Pilot Ground School with introductory flights to become the aviation pioneers of the future. Application deadline is Saturday, February 28thCascade Warbirds has teamed with Galvin Flight Service at Boeing Field and Avian Flight Center at the Bremerton Airport to provide scholarship recipients with tuition, books and supplies, and two introductory instructional flights. This scholarship is available for students between the ages of 16 and 21 at the time of award.  This scholarship is valued at $1,125 and a minimum of six awards will be made.  Interested students, parents, and advisors should visit for the Scholarship Application.  

    Application deadline: Saturday, February 28th
    Galvin Flight Service, Seattle; Avian Flight Center, Bremerton

  • Native Plant Sale:

    Interested in attracting wildlife into your backyard, landscaping with water-wise native plants, or building a rain garden? Claim your beautiful native plants today at Thurston Conservation District's online Native Plant Sale! Order your low-cost native plants now through January 30th at

    Online orders are in bulk.  Order pick-up is on March 5th, 6th and 7th at the Thurston Conservation District office from 8:30am-4:30pm.


    They are also offering special plant habitat packages, workshops, and activities about pollinators, creating wildlife habitat, raingardens, & composting – AND free shellfish snacks, at their parking lot sale on Saturday, March 7, 2015.

    Order your low-cost native plants now through January 30th!
    Thurston Conservation District, 2918 Ferguson St SW, Suite A, Tumwater

  • FREE! New Energy Rebates & Information Sessions:

    Thurston County has two new weather rebates, one for weatherization improvement, one for a single-head ductless heat pump! Customers should contact Thurston Energy (360-528-2112) before making improvements. A question & answer session has been scheduled Wednesday, January 28th, 5:30-6:30pm.

    Wednesday, January 21st & 28th, 5:30-6:30pm
    Lacey Timberland Libraries

  • FREE! Disaster Planning Workshop:

    Community preparedness is the theme of the Faith Communities Disaster Planning Workshop. The workshop offers an opportunity to partner with local management in emergency planning. No registration is necessary - free! Monday, January 26th, 7-9pm. Call Bill Terhune, South Bay Fire Department, at 360-791-9701 for more information or see

    Monday, January 26th, 7-9pm
    Thurston County Emergency Coordination Center, 9521 Tilley Rd. SW, Olympia