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  • RESERVE NOW! Washington Vets Will Clinic:

    Washington Vets Will Clinic and others provide free estate planning documents to veterans of the U.S. armed forces and their spouses. By appointment only - space is limited - deadline to sign up is October 10thProof of WA residency and military service (DD214) required. Spouses must present copy of valid marriage certificate. Saturday, October 18th, 8am-5pm. Rally Point 6, Lakewood. Sign up at .

    Made possible by the WA Vets Will Clinic, a collaboration of the Thurston County Bar Association's Young Lawyers Section, in cooperation with Army OneSource and the Washington State Department of Veterans Affairs.



    Saturday, October 18th, 8am-5pm
    9881 Bridgeport Way SW, Lakewood

  • 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,

  • FREE! REGISTER NOW! Free Customized Job Skills Training:

    Looking for a job? Need to go to work? The Intercity Transit Village Vans Program provides free job search coaching, skill-building instruction, and current work experience with a well-known organization. Advance your professional development, become the chosen applicant every employer wants. Enrollment is ongoing and flexible. Call 360-705-5831 for details and eligibility criteria.

    Monday-Friday (see website for times)
    Intercity Transit, 526 Pattison St. SE, Olympia

  • REGISTER NOW! Clean Eating Challenge:

    Unlimited fitness classes will get participants back on track in 28 days! The Clean Eating Challenge includes a month-long meal plan for optimal results, plus weigh-ins every two weeks. Tumwater Parks & Recreation will help you feel fit again! Wednesday, October 1st to Tuesday, October 28th. 90 Ten Fitness Studio, 6528 Capitol Blvd. S., Tumwater. Cost: $100 for challenge only, $150 for challenge and unlimted fitness classes. Register online at or call 360-754-4160.

    Wednesday-Tuesday, Oct. 1-28
    90 Ten Fitness Studio, 6528 Capitol Blvd. S., Tumwater

  • North Thurston High School Holiday Craft Showcase:

    Do you love arts and crafts? Well, you could be a vendor at North Thurston High School's Marketing Department Holiday Craft Showcase Saturday, November 8th! Registration deadline for vendors is October 10th. Contact Ronna Reed at or call (360) 412-4599 for details on registering. Registration fee for vendors is $35.

    Saturday, November 8th 9am-3pm
    North Thurston High School, 600 Sleater Kinney Rd NE, Olympia, WA 98506
    (360) 412-4599

  • 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! Hip Hop Fitness In Tumwater:

    It's a high intensity workout that incorporates Hip Hip moves! The one hour class is led by trained instructor Marcela Martinez, who teaches stretching, core & leg strength exercises, and choreography that helps participants stay fit while having a great time. Wednesdays in October, 7pm. 90 Ten Fitness Studio, 6528 Capitol Blvd. S., Tumwater. Fee: $45. To register online see,  or for more details on class content, call 360-280-5971.

    Wednesdays in October, 7pm
    90 Ten Fitness Studio, 6528 Capitol Blvd. S., Tumwater

  • Thurston County Voter Registration:

    Voter Registration Deadlines for the November 4, 2014 General Election

    Monday, October 6, 2014

    • Deadline to register online or by mail.
    • Deadline to transfer to a new address or update your current registration.
    • Registered voters who fail to update their registrations by this date may vote based on their previously registered address.


    Monday, October 27, 2014


    • Deadline for first time registrations in Washington State.
    • You must register in person at the Auditor’s Office.

    To find your voter registration status, contact the Elections Division at (360) 786-5408 or visit the Thurston County Election website at


    Today through October 27. Office open Monday-Friday 8am-5pm
    Thurston County Courthouse Building 1 rm. 106, 2000 Lakeridge Dr SW, Olympia 98502

  • FREE! Workshop to Help Job Seekers Land Government Jobs:

    About half of the applicants for 35,000 government jobs in the greater Olympia area are immediately screened out because of inefficient answers. WorkSource of Thurston County shows job seekers eliminate those problems in a workshop held the second Thursday of each month, where skills and abilities are matched to the requirements of an employer. Thursday, October 9th, 12:30-1:30pm. WorkSource of Thurston County, 1570 Irving St. SW, Tumwater. See or for more information.

    Thursday, October 9th, 12:30-1:30pm
    WorkSource of Thurston County, 1570 Irving St. SW, Tumwater
    360-902-9376 www,

  • 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

  • FREE! Author Dylan Tomine, "Closer to the Ground" Visit:


    Dylan Tomine of Bainbridge Island discusses his book, “Closer to the Ground,” a memoir that follows Dylan and his family through four seasons as they hunt chanterelles, fish for salmon, dig clams and gather at the kitchen table to enjoy the fruits of their labor. Wednesday, October 1st, 6-7pm. Tumwater Timberland Library, 7023 New Market St. SW, Tumwater.




    Tumwater Timberland Library, 7023 New Market St SW, Tumwater WA 98501

  • FREE! Ron Sims to Speak at St. Martin's:

    Ron Sims, in charge of overseeing the implementation of the Affordable Health Care Act, commonly known as "Obamacare," will be guest speaker in the Leadership Lecture Series at St. Martin's. Sims will talk about the challenges of executing this significant and sometimes controversial health plan. Free and open to the public; an RSVP is requested. Wednesday, October 1st, 6-7pm. Norman Worthington Conference Center, St. Martin's University, 5300 Pacific Ave. SE, Lacey. Phone number to RSVP: 360-412-6126.

    St. Martin's University Norman Worthington Conference Center, 5300 Pacific Ave. SE, Lacey

  • REGISTER NOW! DivorceCare:

    Unless you've been there it is hard to understand the hurt that comes from separation or divorce. DivorceCare groups are led by people who have been through it and successfully rebuilt their lives.  They will show you how to deal with the hurt and anger caused by separation or divorce. Register now! 

    Thursdays through December 11, 2014 (no class on Thanksgiving). DC meets weekly on Thursday evenings from 6:30-8:30pm.  You are welcome to begin at any time as each week is self-contained and you can pick up missed classes the next session.  Cost $20 for your workbook.  There is no additional fee. Childcare is provided at no cost for those who register their children. 

    Thursdays through December 11 except Thanksgiving 6:30pm
    Calvary Chapel, 919 Division Street NW, Olympia 98502
    360-359-5607 (cell)

  • FREE! Bushwick Book Club Sings “Closer to the Ground”:

    Musical artists of the Bushwick Book Club Seattle will sing their original songs inspired by the book Closer to the Ground: An Outdoor Family’s Year on the Water, in the Woods, and at the Table by Dylan Tomine. Before their performance, the author will discuss his book. Wednesday, October 1st, 7-8pm. Free!

    Wednesday, October 1st, 7-8pm
    Tumwater Timberland Library, 7023 New Market St SW, Tumwater