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Saturday, April 19, 2014
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  • 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. www.crisis-clinic.org

     




    Crisis Clinic 360-586-2800, Youth Help Line 360-586-2777

  • "Bohemian Boudoir" - The History of Feminine Luxury Glass:

    bohemian-boudoir-imageMuseum of Glass presents "Bohemian Boudoir," highlighting over 40 glass crystal perfume bottles and bedroom accessories handcrafted in what is now the Czech Republic in the 1920s and '30s. With a renewed interest in the culture of the '20s (e.g. the new version of "The Great Gatsby" and TV's "Downton Abbey"), these exquisite pieces have stood the test of time. Exhibit runs through Thursday, May 1st. Museum of Glass, 1801 Dock Street, Tacoma. For more information, contact 253-284-4750 www.museumofglass.org 




    253-284-4750

  • FREE! State Parks Free Days!

    FREE! Washington State Parks has announced "free days" for 2014, when visitors aren't required to display a Discover Pass to visit state parks! Free days are: March 19th (WA State Parks B-day), April 19th, April 22nd (Earth Day), May 11th, June 7th-8th (National Trails Day), June 14th (National Get Outdoors Day), August 25th (Park Service B-day), September 27th (Public Lands Day), and November 11th (Veterans Day). For more information, contact: 
    events@parks.wa.gov
    www.parks.wa.gov/events/




    events@parks.wa.gov

  • Best Plants for Northwest Landscapes:

    Hands-on class and garden tour. Learn about hardy, easy-care, and unusual plant material. Garden guides included in $20 fee. Call Tumwater Parks & Recreation to register! Saturday, April 19th, 9:30-11:30am. Plantasia Gardens, 3938 88th Ave. SW, Tumwater. For more information, contact Tumwater Parks & Rec 360-754-4160 mworden@ci.tumwater.wa.us www.ci.tumwater.wa.us 






  • Beach Naturalist Training:

    REGISTER NOW! South Sound Estuary Association is seeking volunteers to participate in Beach Naturalist Training. There are 4 classroom and 2 on-the-beach training sessions. Volunteers support the "Meet Us At the Beach" program where they interact with beach goers during summer weekend low tides and help them see the amazing number of creatures that live in the intertidal zone. April 19th, 2014 to May 31st, 2014, must attend six of nine sessions offered, times vary, Boston Harbor Fire Station & on-the-beach, Olympia. For more information, contact: 360-754-7371
    center@sseacenter.org
    sseacenter.wordpress.com/beach-naturalist/






  • Pierce County Youth Kickball League:

    REGISTER NOW! Pierce County Youth Kickball League: Girls & boys ages 8-9 and 10-11 are invited to play kickball on 10-player teams in a Pierce County Parks six-week program. Practices are held one evening each week prior to league play - Monday to Thursday - games are on Saturdays. $30 fee includes t-shirt. April 12th, 2014 to May 17th, 2014,, Gonyea Playfield 1, 10100-10199 10th Ave. S., Tacoma. For more information, contact: Chad Harvell 253-798-4104
    charvel@co.pierce.wa.us






  • REGISTER TODAY! Register for Spring/Summer Classes, Camps & Programs:

    Registration for all City of Olympia Parks, Arts & Recreation Spring and Summer camps, classes, trips and other programs is now open! Check out the full brochure online at the link below



    Various Locations
    360-753-8380 www.olympiawa.gov/experienceit

  • REGISTER TODAY! Bicycle Commuter Contest:

    Intercity Transit's Bicycle Commuter Contest is gearing up once again! This month-long event encourages Thurston County residents and commuters to use bikes for transportation. Register in April, log the miles you've biked through the month of May, and turn in your mileage log in early June for rewards and prizes! Recreational and training miles don't count. Full list of related events and registration at the link below.




    dgreen@intercitytransit.com http://thurstonbcc.blogspot.com/

  • REGISTER NOW! Lacey Family Fish-In:

    The Lacey Family Fish-In, designed to encourage fishing as a family activity, is for beginning and experienced young anglers ages 5 to 14, with volunteers on-site to help. A $5 pre-registration fee is required - the cost includes a rod and reel to keep. Register online, by phone, or in person. Saturday, April 19th, 8am-12:30pm (choose a specific time).



    Long's Pond, Woodland Creek Community Park, 6729 Pacific Ave. SE, Lacey (Lacey Community Center site)
    360-491-0857 www.ci.lacey.wa.us

  • REGISTER NOW! Angela Davis in Olympia for Peace Works!

    The Rachel Corrie Foundation for Peace and Justice hosts "Peace Works 2014 - Yet Again as Captives: Mass Incarceration in the U.S. and Palestine" Saturday, April 19th 9am-4:30pm at The Evergreen State College Longhouse. The conference will explore how racialized systems of social control through incarceration continue to support colonialist projects in both Israel and the U.S. Scholars and activists Angela Davis and Noura Erakat are featured in an evening keynote event 7pm at the Washington Center for the Performing Arts in downtown Olympia. 


    For registration information, visit www.rachelcorriefoundation.org or call (360) 754-3998.  Separate tickets for the evening keynote can be purchased at the Washington Center for the Performing Arts website or box office.



    Conference: Evergreen College Longhouse. Keynote: Washington Center
    cindy@rachelcorriefoundation.org (360) 754-3998 rachelcorriefoundation.org

  • 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
    360-893-6739/ rbmcivor@comcast.net www.chasegarden.org

  • VOLUNTEER! Earth Day Celebration at Priest Point Park:

    Join the Earth Day Celebration at Priest Point Park! It's another stewardship work party, as volunteers will plant native trees and vegetation. Centro (formerly Alpine Experience) will award cash to the school with the most participants. Tools, gloves and light refreshments provided. Register at the website. Saturday, April 19th, 10am to 1pm.



    Priest Point Park, 2600 East Bay Dr. NE (meet at Kitchen Shelter #2)
    360-753-8365 www.apm.activecommunities.com/olyparksrec/Home

  • FREE! Free Easter Egg Hunt!

    New Beginnings Bible Fellowship is sponsoring a free public Easter Egg Hunt on Saturday, April 19 beginning at 10am. Hunt is for ages 1-3, 4-6, 7-9, 10-12, and ADA ages 1-12. There will be candy and prizes in the eggs as well as other prizes to be won.



    New Beginnings Bible Fellowship, 6521 Fairview Rd SW, Tumwater 98512
    NBBFwa@gmail.com www.nbbf.org

  • FREE! Hidden Creek Community Church Easter Egg Dash:

    Join Hidden Creek Community Church for their Community Easter Egg DASH! Easter Egg hunt, rain or shine, inside with thousands of eggs! Egg hunt divided into three age groups – 4 years and under, 5 years–1st grade, and 2nd–3rd grade with grand prizes in each age group! Come see the Easter Bunny, characters, face paint and more! Saturday, April 19th at 10:30am sharp



    Hidden Creek Community Church, 1807 9th Avenue SW, Olympia 98502
    360-357-3739 www.Hiddencreek.org

  • FREE! PRIZES! O Bee Credit Union Egg Dash!

    FOUR KIDS! FOUR FREE BIKES! The free O Bee Credit Union Egg Dash will be held at Dream Team Park on Marvin Road in Lacey Saturday, April 19 at 11am sharp! You bring the baskets ... Mixx 96.1 and O Bee Credit Union will supply prizes and candy-filled eggs for kids 2 to 10, including grand prize bikes and helmets for all four age groups (2-3 & other children needing assistance, 4-5, 6-7, 8-10)! Sponsors include O Bee Credit Union, Olympic Hot Tub, TOGETHER!, and Mixx 96.1, with support from Thurston County Explorers, and Ralph’s and Bayview Thriftways. Mixx 96.1, 360-943-9937

     




    Dream Team Park, 425 Marvin Road SE, Lacey
    360-943-9937 http://mixx96.com/index.php/events/egg-dash-2014

  • GET TICKETS NOW! Welcome Spring with "Sewing to Sowing":

    Celebrate Spring 19th Century style with family-friendly hands-on activities like games and churning butter. Re-enactors will answer questions about spinning wool and blacksmithing. Fred Scheuerman will do a short presentation on the heirloom grains of Puget Sound, while seamstresses will showcase their needlework - and let people of all ages try it as well. Saturday, April 19th, 11am to 5pm.



    Fort Nisqually Living History Museum at Point Defiance Park, Tacoma
    253-591-5339 www.metroparkstacoma.org

  • DONATE! VOLUNTEER! Barb O'Neill Family and Friends Project Easter Basket:

    Join Barb's Family & Friends on Saturday April 19th noon-3pm for their 45th Annual Easter Basket Giveaway. Donations (candy, baskets, grass, eggs, small toys, etc.) and volunteers are needed!



    United Churches, 110 11th Ave SE, Olympia, WA 98501
    360-972-4681

  • FREE HAPPINESS! Happiness Sprinkling Olympia Farmers Market!

    There will be a "Happiness Sprinkling in Olympia" Saturday, April 19th from noon-1pm at the Olympia Farmers Market. Come on down and be happy! This video is from the first "Sprinkling in Olympia" last April.

     



    Olympia Farmers Market
    Laura@happinesssprinklingproject.org http://youtu.be/4pFG2zP1Y9Y http://anacortescenterforhappiness.org/

  • Genealogy Cafe:

    Meet with Olympia Genealogical Society members at Genealogy Cafe, where they'll give personal help with your family history research.


    3rd Thursday & Saturday every month 1-3 pm
    Olympia Timberland Library, 313 8th Ave SE, Olympia
    360-493-2131 or 360-866-1590 www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~waogs

  • Creatures of the Deep:

    Experience the beauty of David Jennings’s stunning underwater photographs, capturing the wonders of Puget Sound from Budd Inlet to the Straits of Juan de Fuca. Jennings is a scuba diver, photographer, and a member of REEF Environmental Education Foundation. He will talk about issues facing Puget Sound and what we can do to help. Visitors can make a decorator crab hat any time during the day.


    Saturday, April 19th 2pm
    WET Science Center. Olympia
    360-528-5742 www.wetsciencecenter.org

  • FREE! Easter Egg Hunt!

    Premier Kidz Foundation through Paramount Martial Arts is holding a FREE Indoor Community Easter Egg Hunt for children 10 and under! They will be split into different age groups but start at the same time. Activities (games, bounce house) will be from 3pm to 5pm but the hunt starts at 3:30pm sharp. Enter to win a bike!



    Paramount Martial Arts, 4030 Martin Way E., Olympia 98506
    360-956-0888 www.pmaolympia.com

  • Olympia Family Theater Presents "Orphan Train":

    BUY TICKETS NOW! Olympia Family Theater Presents "Orphan Train": The story of nine orphans on an “orphan train” that left New York City on May 28th, 1914. The train travels to Midwestern towns in search of homes, any homes, anywhere for the orphaned children The whistle wails as the train chugs between encounters of anxiety, laughter, rejection, and acceptance. Eight stories unfold, each a memorable surprise. Tickets are $16 for Adults, $13 for Students/Seniors/Military, and $10 for Youth. April 4th, 2014 to April 20th, 2014, Thurs-Fri 7pm, Sat-Sun 1pm, April 13th & 19th 4:30pm, Washington Center, 512 Washington St. SE, Olympia, Stage II. For more information, contact: Olympia Family Theater 360-570-1638
    www.olyft.org




    360-570-1638

  • Timberline H.S. Band Auction:

    Come out & support Timberline H.S. Band students Saturday, April 19 7-9pm. Lots of great items to bid on thanks to community donors such as Stottle Winery • Tugboat Annies • Starbucks • Panowicz Jewelers • Lowes • Columbia Bank • Robert Allan Salon • Woodshed Furniture • Costco • Go Green Carwash • Super Cleaners • Tofu Hut • Forza Coffee • Van's Burger • HiLite Salon • Cutter's Point • Anthony's • Olympia Seafood Co. • Tan Republic • A Smile Like Yours Photography & many, many more! The Seattle Seahawks may have even donated something autographed! It will be a fun night complete with Timberline's Jazz band playing throughout and desserts for all! All proceeds benefit Timberline band students.

    Check out their Facebook page for updates on items up for bid: www.facebook.com/blazerbandauction



    Timberline High School, 6120 Mullen Rd SE, Lacey
    360-412-4860

  • RESERVE NOW! Paradise Theatre Presents "Treasure Island":

    Join the Paradise Theatre for this great family adventure! Enjoy this adaptation of the Robert Louis Stevenson classic, "Treasure Island," Friday-Sunday April 11-27 (Fridays & Saturdays 7:30pm, Sundays 3pm). There will also be a special dinner theatre performance on April 26th at 6pm!


    April 11th-27th, Fridays & Saturdays at 7:30pm, Sundays 3pm (no performance April 20th)
    Paradise Theatre, 9911 Burnham Dr. NW, Gig Harbor
    253-851-7529 www.paradisetheatre.org