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Sunday, November 23, 2014
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  • Volunteers Needed for Family Support Center's Homeless Shelter:

    The Family Support Center is looking for compassionate and energetic volunteers to help at Pear Blossom Place, their 24-hour family shelter in Olympia. They have a wide variety of shifts and needs to fill, including evenings and weekends. Training provided and children are welcome to volunteer alongside their parents. Their needs are expected to grow as the colder months approach; join their amazing team now! For more information, contact Katherine at or 360-628-7343 ext 1

    Volunteers needed now!
    Downtown Olympia
    360-628-7343 ext 1

  • Coat Drive at Tumwater Auto Spa:

    Donate any new or gently used clean coat to the Little Red Schoolhouse and get $2 off a car wash of your choice! Needy youth in Thurston Country will benefit from your gift - last year, over 3,000 students received coats and school supplies from the organization. Friday, November 14th to Sunday, December 14th. See the website for details:

    Friday, November 14th to Friday, December 14th
    Tumwater Auto Spa, 6040 Capital Blvd,, Tumwater

  • GET TICKETS NOW! "Annie" at the Paradise Theatre:

    "Annie" has been in continuous production since debuting in 1977, great entertainment for the whole family! The stage musical adds the hope and cheer of the Holiday Season with a cast of 33 local artists - and one loveable dog! Friday, November 21st-Saturday, December 13th. Friday-Saturday shows 7:30pm, Sunday 3pm. Special Dinner Theatre Saturday, December 6th at 6pm. See website for specific days and times: Or call 253-851-PLAY (7529).

    Friday, November 21st-Saturday, December 13th (7:30pm Fri.-Sat., 3pm Sunday)
    Paradise Theatre, 9911 Burnham Dr. NW, Gig Harbor
    253-851-PLAY (7529)

  • Fantasy Lights Walk!

    See nearly 300 elaborate displays at the Fantasy Lights Walk at Spanaway Park Sunday, November 23 5-7pm. The actual Fantasy Lights, which is a drive-through, starts on Thanksgiving. Spanaway Park is just west of 152nd St. and Pacific Avenue in Parkland-Spanaway. From I-5, take exit #127 onto Highway 512 heading east. Take the second exit and turn right onto Pacific Avenue and travel 2.7 miles to 152nd or Military Road. Turn right and Spanaway Park is 1/2 mile on your left. 253-798-3330.

    Sunday, November 23 5-7pm
    Spanaway Park

  • Get a Heat Pump, Receive an State Ecology Grant:

    Get a heat pump or clean burning natural gas appliance and qualify for funding through the Washington Department of Ecology! Thurston County residents can replace pre-1995 certified wood stoves and more and receive from $1,200 to $1,800 toward purchase. Funds are available first-come, first-served. Through Wednesday, December 17th (or sooner, if funds are expended). Call the Olympia Region Clean Air Agency (ORCAA) at 360-539-7610 or visit for more information.

    Through Wednesday, December 17th
    Thurston County

  • Lewis County "Shop With a Cop" Program:

    Lewis County residents are encouraged to nominate children they feel would benefit from the "Shop With a Cop" program. On December 18th, deputies will take children Christmas shopping, many of whom are in need of a positive relationship with law enforcement as well as financial assistance. Applications available from the website; deadline is Friday, November 28th. See the United Way website for an application: Call 360-748-8100 for more information.

    Application deadline: Friday, November 28th
    Lewis County United Way

  • 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

  • PSE Recycling Donation Program to Benefit Food Lifeline:

    Help feed hungry Northwest families by donating your old fridge or freezer for a $25 rebate. Decide to donate that rebate and Puget Sound Energy will match your contribution to raise $50 for Food Lifeline. Your appliance donation can provide 200 meals for those less fortunate! Offer ends Monday, December 15th. Puget Sound Energy, 2711 Pacific Ave. SE, Olympia. Call 1-877-309-4754 to schedule an appliance pickup or visit

    Offer ends December 15th
    Puget Sound Energy, 2711 Pacific Ave. SE, Olympia
    1-877-309-4754 www.pse/recycle

  • REGISTER NOW! 5K Reindeer Run & 1-Mile Candy Cane Run:

    Register online for the certified 5K "Reindeer Run" and a 1-Mile Candy Cane Run! Awards and refreshments after the race - there's also a costume contest, all at the Hands On Children's Museum. Sunday, December 7th, 9am (registration at 7:30am). Register online at or In-store registration at South Sound Running, 3405 Capitol Blvd., Olympia. For more information, call 360-701-4519.

    Sunday, December 7th, 9am (registration at 7:30am)
    Hands On Children's Museum, 414 Jefferson St. NE, Olympia

  • Salmon Viewing Opportunity:

    The Kennedy Creek Salmon Trail is the south Puget Sound’s premier spawning Chum viewing interpretive trail.  This half-mile community gem includes 11 viewing stations with interpretive signage & volunteer docents to assist visitors in viewing tens of thousands of wind chum salmon spawning in their natural environment. 

    This year the Trail is open Saturdays & Sundays November 1-30 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and on Veteran’s Day and the Friday after Thanksgiving. The Trail is available for pre-arranged field trips Monday through Friday November 3 through November 28.  For more info: 

    Open Sat.-Sun. Nov. 1-30 10am-4pm plus Tuesday, Nov. 11 & Friday Nov. 28
    West Old Olympic Highway, between Olympia & Shelton
    360/412-0808 X 107 /

  • South Sound Estuarium:

    Enjoy weekends at South Sound Estuarium, the marine life discovery center. See saltwater creatures in three aquariums, explore the marine exhibits, and look under the microscope to view the building blocks of marine life. Saturdays-Sundays, year round, 11am-4pm.  Admission/donation requested.

    open year round Saturdays-Sundays, 11am-4pm
    South South Estuarium, 309 State Ave. NE, Olympia, WA 98501
    360 754-7371

  • GET TICKETS NOW! "Little Women" at Lakewood Playhouse:

    Louisa May Alcott's "Little Women" is not only timeless - it's for the entire family! The play will be performed on the Lakewood Playhouse stage for the first time in 14 years. Seating is first come, first served. Friday, November 7th-Sunday, November 30th, 8pm (Sunday shows are at 2pm). "Pay What You Can" nights are at 8pm on three Thursdays: November 6th, 13th and 20th (Actors Benefit Night). Call 253-588-0042 or visit for details.


    Friday-Sunday November 7th-30th, 8pm (Sundays 2pm)
    Lakewood Playhouse, 5729 Lakewood Towne Center Blvd., Lakewood