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Monday, December 22, 2014
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  • Coffee Chat with Commissioner Romero:

    Thurston County Commissioner Sandra Romero welcomes Public Works Director Ramiro Chavez for an informal coffee meeting and your chance to ask questions and share ideas about improving the community. Three locations. Monday, December 22nd, 9:30-10:30am (Rainier City Hall, 102 Rochester Street West, Rainier), 11am-12pm (Tacos Gaby, 307 East Yelm Ave., Yelm), 2-3pm (Forza Coffee Shop, 130 Marvin Rd. SE, Suite 130, Lacey). Call 360-786-5747.


    9:30-10:30am Rainier; 11am-12pm Yelm; 2-3pm Lacey
    Monday, December 22nd, Rainier City Hall, Rainier; Tacos Gaby, Yelm; Forza Coffee Shop, Lacey
    360-786-5747 or Pilcher@co.thurston.wa.us www.co.thurston.wa.us

  • FREE! Free & Confidential Services for Victims of Crime:

    If you or someone you know has been a victim of crime the Crime Victims Advocacy Network wants to help you. Victim Advocates provide crime victims with support, referrals, and advocacy in a compassionate, proactive, and empowering manner. CVAN offers information and referrals for victims of identity theft, assault, robbery, vehicular assault, survivors of homicide, residential burglary, theft, DUI injuries, hate crimes, and vulnerable-adult abuse. All services are free and confidential. Call CVAN toll-free 24 hours a day or see their website. Thurston County Courthouse, 2000 Lakeridge Dr SW, Olympia, Bldg. 2 Rm 258. CVAN Toll-Free 1-866-711-2826
    garciac@co.thurston.wa.us
    www.cvan11.org

    Serving Thurston, Mason, Grays Harbor, Lewis, and Pacific counties.



    Thurston County Courthouse, 2000 Lakeridge Dr. SW, Olympia, Bldg. 2, Room 258
    CVAN Toll-Free 1-866-711-2826

  • Historical Christmas Island:

    Come to Maytown, the Bethlehem of Thurston County, and see the Christ child! www.maytownag.com. Click on the Christmas Island link for pictures, information, and directions. Display will be lighted daily from 5-9pm through December 27th.

    In 1959, Olympian artist Leonard Huber, teamed up with the Chamber of Commerce to create a life-sized figurine Christmas display. With the help of the Army Corps of Engineers and Fort Lewis, the Nativity was placed on a barge in the middle of Capitol Lake.  It was later shown at South Sound Mall in Lacey, where it remained as a community tradition until the early '90s. Pastor George Coley and his dad brought it to Olympia Metro Church on Puget St in 1998 for several years. In 2012, Pastor George reopened the historic scene for visitors in SW Thurston County, at the Maytown church, about 1 mile E. from exit 95 off I-5.


    display will be lighted daily from 5-9pm through December 27th
    Maytown Assembly of God, 2920 Tierney St SW, Olympia
    (360) 584-9746 maytownag.com

  • "Fantasy Lights" at Spanaway Park:

    Experience the Northwest's largest drive through event - "Fantasy Lights"! Over 300 elaborate displays and thousands of sparkling lights have been delighting families for two decades. Thursday, November 27th-Thursday, January 1st. $14 per vehicle. Half price nights ($7) on December 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 8th, 9th & 10th.

    Click here for $3 off coupon.

    DIRECTIONS: From I-5, take exit #127 onto Highway 512 heading east. Take the second exit, turn right onto Pacific, and go 2.7 miles to 152nd or Military Road. Turn right and Spanaway Park is ½ mile on your left. 253-798-3330.


    Thursday, November 27th-Thursday, January 1st, 5:30-9pm
    Spanaway Park, 14905 Bresesmann Blvd. S., Spanaway
    253-798-3330 www.piercecountywa.org/parks

  • Native Plant Sale:

    Interested in attracting wildlife into your backyard, landscaping with water-wise native plants, or building a rain garden? Claim your beautiful native plants today at Thurston Conservation District's online Native Plant Sale!  Order your low-cost native plants now through January 30th at www.thurstoncd.com/store.

    Online orders are in bulk.  Order pick-up is on March 5th, 6th and 7th at the Thurston Conservation District office from 8:30am-4:30pm.


    Order your low-cost native plants now through January 30th!
    pick-up orders at Thurston Conservation District, 2918 Ferguson St SW, Suite A, Tumwater
    360-754-3588 www.thurstoncd.com/store