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Wednesday, August 20, 2014
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  • DONATE TODAY! Drexel House Photography Club:

    Drexel House, an emergency shelter for Olympia's poorest and most vulnerable population, is seeking monetary or single-use disposable camera donations. This free photography club gives members a chance to share their perspectives through visual art with the greater community. Using various photography techniques, participants each shoot several rolls of film and choose among their favorites to become larger prints at Olympia's Arts Walk. Donations will help with the cost of developing film and printing prints. Donate by October 1.

    Drexel House, 604 Devoe Street SE, Olympia
    360-753-3340, extension 9,

  • REGISTER NOW! Master Recycler Training:

    Volunteers are needed to become Master Recyclers and Composters and increase public awareness in Thurston County. Participants will join a five-week course to learn about waste prevention, recycling, and composting. Training will be held every other Tuesday from September 9th through November 4th. Two Saturday morning field trips are scheduled for September 27th and October 11. Online applictions available now at . Applications are due August 22 by 5 p.m. and a $75 course fee will be collected the first class. Space is limited and preference will be given to applicants who live in Thurston County. For more information visit

    Sept. 9th-Nov. 4th


  • 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

  • DONATE! Capital Mall "Be A Hero" Clothing Drive!

    Be a hero! Help provide new clothing to local children in need. Donate new back to school clothing for a local child in our community during the clothing drive which benefits Boys and Girls Clubs of Thurston County. Stop by one of five drop-off locations in Capital Mall between August 1st and 31st. Help local children start the year off fresh and inspired. Visit for further details. 

    August 1st through August 31st
    Capital Mall, 625 Black Lake Blvd., Olympia 98502
    (360) 754.8098

  • Vaudeville Show Auditions:

    The 8th Annual Lord Franzannian Vaudeville Show is seeking new performance acts!  Get your Act Together now! Auditions are at the Midnight Sun Performance Space, downtown Olympia. Saturday, August 16th & 23rd, 3pm. Midnight Sun Performance Space, Olympia. Call Director Elizabeth Lord at 360-250-2721 with questions or go to Vaudeville Show Definition: A series of unrelated acts performed in rapid succession. Very Popular in the United States in the early part of the 20th century. BigShowCity Performing Arts Organization is seeking short (2-6 minutes) live performance acts that are often: funny, or skillful, or daring, or weird, or simply audience worthy (not so much serious drama, not so much rock bands). Solo acts or group numbers. Acrobats, Dancers, Jugglers, Puppeteers, Storytellers, Singers, Actors, Magicians, Comedy - all talents encouraged from the traditional to the modern bizarre. All performers selected to be part of the show will receive a stipend.

    Actual Vaudeville show runs: September 19-28, 2014

    Saturday, August 16th & 23rd, 3pm
    The Midnight Sun, 113 N. Columbia Street, Olympia

  • 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

  • Regal Summer Movie Express!

    Summer Movie Specials at Regal Cinemas, Edwards Theaters, United Artists

    Family fun movies playing on Tuesdays & Wednesdays for the summertime!

    Admission to these movies during the Summer Movie Express is only $1. Tickets must be purchased at the theater and all movies start at 10:00 am. A portion of the proceeds goes to the Will Rogers Institute. Search for a theater in your area to see where the Summer Movie Express is playing. Dates vary from theater to theater. Dates shown are for Regal's Martin Village Stadium 16 & IMAX in Lacey.

    2014 Movie Schedule for Regal's Martin Village Stadium 16 & IMAX in Lacey:

    • Week 1 (June 24-25, 2014)
      Hotel Transylvania
      The Smurfs 2
    • Week 2 (July 1-2)
      Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2
      The Pirates: Band of Misfits
    • Week 3 (July 8-9)
      Arthur Christmas
      Despicable Me 2
    • Week 4 (July 15-16)
      The Lego Movie
      Free Birds
    • Week 5 (July 22-23)
      The Adventures of Tintin
      Rise of the Guardians
    • Week 6 (July 29-30)
      Kung Fu Panda 2
      Madagascar 3
    • Week 7 (August 5-6)
      The Croods
    • Week 8 (August 12-13)
      Walking with Dinosaurs
    • Week 9 (August 19-20)
      Mr. Peabody & Sherman
      Rio 2

    Tuesdays & Wednesdays 10am
    Martin Village Stadium 16 & IMAX, Lacey & other participating Regal Theaters

  • FREE! Tumwater Riverwalk Tours:

    Free guided walking tours along the Deschutes River in Tumwater will bring life to Tumwater’s pioneer era. The walking tour is approximately one half-mile and lasts one hour. It follows gently sloping paths along the river, crosses bridges, and descends stairs to the lower Tumwater Falls. Additional Riverwalk Tours are scheduled every Wednesday and Friday at 10:30am through September and can accommodate 25 people, first-come-first serve basis. Presented by the Olympia Tumwater Foundation.

    Wednesdays & Fridays, 10:30am through Sept. 26th
    Starts at Tumwater Falls Park office

  • FREE! An Afternoon at the Lacey Museum:

    Spend an afternoon at the Lacey Museum and take an individualized tour. Enjoy light refreshments and take in a presentation on the status of a new project, called the Lacey Museum at the Depot. Wednesday, August 20th, 4-6pm. Lacey Museum, 829 Lacey Street SE, Lacey. The Lacey Historical Commission will hold their August meeting at 6:30pm in the main room or garden of the museum, weather permitting.

    Wednesday, August 20th, 4-6pm
    Lacey Museum, 829 Lacey St SE, Lacey

  • FREE! All Open Mic Poetry Reading:

    The Olympia Poetry Network sponsors an entire Open Mic night where poets young and old, published or unpublished can share their work. Poets are asked to limit their reading to three minutes. Write a new poem or bring an old one, but be there! Wednesday, August 20, 6:30-8 p.m. Traditions Café, 300 5th Ave SW, Olympia. Free!

    Wednesday, August 20th, 6:30-8pm
    Traditions Cafe, 300 5th Ave SW, Olympia

  • Good Vibrations Celebration Concert:

    Mark Stanton Welch will bring his Good Vibrations Celebration involving guitar, keyboard, drum, and voice to Unity of Olympia Wednesday August 20 at 7pm.   
    Often seen on stage with presenters like Wayne Dyer, Deepak Chopra, or Alan Cohen, Welch is known for beautiful original music credited with relieving stress and boosting healthy responses by the body. The public is welcome to this latest in a series of concerts at Unity of Olympia.  Ticket price is free but a donation will be accepted.

    Wednesday August 20 at 7pm
    Unity of Olympia 9535 Fern Street SW (just off Division on 9th), Olympia, WA 98502

  • FREE! Music In the Park - Ko Ko Jo:

    Ko Ko Jo will perform Variety Rock in the second-to-last Wednesday installment of the popular Music In the Park summer series. Wednesday, August 20th, 7-8pm. Sylvester Park, Olympia. Free!

    Wednesday, August 20th, 7-8pm
    Sylvester Park, Olympia