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Wednesday, November 25, 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

  • 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:

  • Learn About Saving Energy:

    Heat pump water heaters use up to 50 percent less energy than their standard electric counterparts. Learn more about saving energy and utility incentives at  


  • 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

  • Olympia Climate Actions:

    The Olympia Fellowship of Reconciliation will host the local component of Worldwide Climate Actions November 25-29. Most nations of the world are moving toward reducing greenhouse gas emissions but are not yet going far enough to prevent crisis.  While President Obama’s Clean Energy Plan is a good start, the administration and states continue to allow drilling for oil, mining for coal,  fracking  and coal trains, oil trains and oil and coal ports in Washington State promoting increased burning of fossil fuels worldwide.

    Science is pointing out if temperatures rise more than an additional 1.5 degrees Celsius, climate impacts will rise dramatically resulting in mass extinctions and very large loss of human life around the world.  Up to 90 percent of fossil fuels will need to remain in the ground.  The world will need an immediate transition to alternative energy and poor countries will need assistance from rich countries to accomplish this.  Not only does the world need this but we in Thurston County need this for there to be a future for our children. Olympia Fellowship of Reconciliation will host the following actions as a local component of this international action.

    1.    Bannering at Boulevard Avenue I-5 overpass from 3-4 PM on Wednesday November 25 and also on Sunday, November 29.  Signs will also be available for people to hold along Boulevard Avenue for local traffic.
    2.    Friday, November 27, 4:30-6 PM, Climate Action Vigil at Olympia Fellowship of Reconciliation’s Vigil, at Percival Landing by the kissing statue in downtown Olympia. All interested in taking a stand for serious climate action are welcome to take part and hold a sign.

    Wed. Nov. 25 & Sun. Nov. 29 3-4pm. Fri. Nov. 27, 4:30-6pm
    Olympia, Boulevard I-5 Overpass Nov 25 and 29 and Percival Landing on Nov 27, 360-352-6327

  • FREE! Barb's Family Community Thanksgiving Dinner:

    Barb O'Neill's Family & Friends is continuing their compassionate service to the community with another community Thanksgiving dinner! From simple beginnings to what it is today, the organization now serves over 4,000 holiday dinners while running a seasonal clothing and gift bank and more. Free! Wednesday, November 25th, 12-6pm.

    See for more information.

    Wednesday, November 25th, 12-6pm
    United Churches, 110 11th Ave. SE, Olympia