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Thursday, July 31, 2014
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  • Eagles E-mart Thrift Shop:

    The Olympia Eagles E-mart thrift store is a not-for-profit store run entirely by volunteers in support of local and national charities. They have a great selection of clothing, household items, furniture, electronics, audio/video, toys and games and much more. Check out their weekly Special Sales!

    They are located in the basement of the Olympia Eagles building at the corner of 4th and Plum in Olympia. Entrance is on the Plum Street side of the building with lots of free parking in the Eagles Parking Lot 

    Hours are 11am to 5pm Thursday through Sunday.

    Thursday-Sunday 11am-5pm
    E- mart Thrift Shop, Olympia Eagles basement, 805 4th Ave. E., Olympia, WA 98501

  • Thurston County Fair!

    TCFairBanner2014It's fun for the whole herd at the Thurston County Fair Wednesday, July 30 through Sunday, August 3! All the rides, food, animals, displays, and workshops you remember, plus exciting local music (see below) and the special Savor South Sound (see below)!

    Enjoy the Live & Local Concert Series at the Thurston County Fair!

    Wednesday, July 30 - 5pm
    Artesian Rumble Arkestra
    Thursday, July 31 - 7pm
    Red & Ruby (Food Court Stage)
    Brittany Kingery (Main Stage)

    Friday, August 1 - 7pm
    The Blackberry Bushes

    Saturday, August 2 - 6pm
    The Brown Edition & DBST (Main Stage)
    Yodelady (Food Court Stage - 7pm)

    All concerts are free with fair admission and open to fairgoers of all ages!

    Also returning this year is Savor South Sound, a two-day tasting event highlighting over a dozen local wine, beer, and cider producers. In addition, this year’s Savor will feature local shellfish and farm-to-table tastings organized by WSU Extension Thurston County. Tickets to Savor are just $10 (plus admission to the fair) and include a commemorative Belgian-style beer glass and five tasting tickets. The event is located at the Gazebo Green near the Food Court stage and takes place on Friday, August 1 and Saturday, August 2 from 5 to 10pm. (Savor is a 21+ event.)


    New events in 2014 include up close and personal displays and presentations by Predators of the Heart in front of Heritage Hall. You can visit with all of the feathery, furry and scaly friends all five days at the Thurston County Fair. New on Saturday, August 2 is the Tattoo Art Contest where local tattoo artists will have their skill and artistry on display and cash prizes on the line. Also new in 2014 is the Rescue Pet Roundup on Sunday, August 3 from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. in the Hicks Lake Barn. Come meet all of our furry friends who are available for adoption.


    There are also several fan favorites making a comeback this year at the fair, including:


    ·         One Buck Wednesday on July 30, when admission is just $1 per person when you bring a non-perishable food donation for the Thurston County Food Bank. Tons of other $1 deals are featured inside the fair.

    ·         Kid’s Day Thursday, July 31. Kids 14 and under pay just $2 for admission, and carnival armbands that get you unlimited carnival rides for the day are buy-one-get-one free for your buddy. Don’t forget, admission for kids 5 and under is always FREE at the fair!

    ·         Military Appreciation Day is Friday, Aug. 1 Active duty and retired military personnel and their families can get $2 admission to the fair with your military ID. Just present your military ID for lots of other military deals inside the fair.

    ·         Author’s Corner is back in the Sharp Building will once again feature local authors selling books, greeting fans, and autographing everything from children’s books to crime dramas.

    ·         The Antiques Appraisal event is back on Friday, Aug. 1 at 4 p.m. in Heritage Hall, when a professional appraiser will evaluate collectibles and antiques provided by local residents.

    ·         The Thurston County Commissioners Annual Pancake Breakfast on Saturday, Aug. 2 from 8:30-10 a.m. Breakfast is free with fair admission. Join us on the Gazebo Green on the east side of Heritage Hall.

    ·         The annual Animal Market Sale will be in the Hick’s Lake Barn on Saturday, Aug. 2 at 6 p.m.

    ·         The annual 4-H Equine Western Games begin early at 8 a.m. on Sunday, Aug. 3.


    Wed., July 30 - Sunday, August 3 (Wed.-Sat. 10am-10pm, Sun. 10am-8pm)
    Thurston County Fairgrounds, 3054 Carpenter Road SE, Lacey, 98503

  • REGISTER NOW! NOVA Discovery Camp:

    NOVA School Discovery Day camp runs August 4th-8th. Enroll your student (entering 4th-6th grade in fall of 2014) in a variety of classes: Mosaics, Survival Spanish, Video Game Design, ZenDoodling, Rock Band, Silkscreen Printing, Movie Making, Science Alive and more! There are morning (9am-noon) and afternoon (1-4 pm) classes. Class sizes are limited so enroll now. 

    Monday-Friday August 4th-8th 9am-4pm
    NOVA School, 2020 22st Ave. SE, Olympia

  • "Fiddler on the Roof" In Tenino:

    Tenino Young-at-Heart Theatre presents "Fiddler on the Roof" Thursday-Saturday, July 24th-26th and July 31st-August 2nd at 7:30pm. Sunday, July 27th is at 2pm. Tenino High School Commons. Tickets are $12 for Adults and $10 for Students and Senior Citizens and are available on For further information, call 360-264-4498.

    Thurs.-Saturday July 24th-26th and July 31st-August 2nd, 7:30pm. Sunday July 27th show is at 2pm.
    Tenino High School, Tenino

  • 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

  • REGISTER TODAY! Golf for the Cure:

    Play in an incredible golf tournament and support the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation! Women & men are invited to register today. The Delphi Ladies Golf League is also accepting sponsorships and the donation of money - or raffle items to be raffled off at the awards ceremony. Thursday, July 31st, 10am. Delphi Golf Course, 6340 Neylon Dr. SW, Olympia. Cost: $40 per player. Sponsorships are $300 and $500. Register at 360-870-4949 - get more information at 360-943-8158.


    Thursday, July 31st, 10am
    Delphi Golf Course, 6340 Neylon Dr. SW, Olympia

  • RSVP Now! Great Futures Summer Blast at Boys & Girls Clubs:

    Boys & Girls Clubs kicks off their Great Futures campaign as community partners and board members will be paired with club kids in a series of mini-activities to call attention to healthy lifestyles, good character, citizenship and academic success. Activities include arts & crafts, minute-to-win-it style physical challenges, technology scavenger hunts and more. Thursday, July 31st, 1-3pm. Tumwater Branch - Boys & Girls Clubs of Thurston County, 600 Israel Rd. SW, Tumwater. To RSVP, contact Christine Hoffmann,, 360-956-0755.

    Thursday, July 31st, 1-3pm
    Boys & Girls Clubs of Thurston County, 600 Israel Rd. SW, Tumwater

  • Six Sisters Karaoke Party Benefit:

    Join the Six Sisters Karaoke Party in a benefit for the American Cancer Society Relay for Life Team ABC. Enjoy Happy Hour drink specials in a patio setting. Free parking. Thursday-Friday, July 31st-August 1st, 5pm-2am. Six Sisters Lounge, Pellegrino's Event Center, 5757 Littlerock Rd. SE, Tumwater.

    Friday-Saturday, July 31st-August 1st, 5pm-2am
    Six Sisters Lounge, Pellegrino's Event Center, 5757 Littlerock Rd. SE, Tumwater

  • GRuB Carnival:


    The GRuB Carnival features games, a bubble booth, vaudeville entertainers, face painting, balloon twisting, raffles, a mini-auction, dunk tank and more! Suggested donation: $10 per family. Thursday, July 31st, 6-9pm. The GRuB Farm, 2016 Elliott Ave. NW, Olympia.

    GRuB operates an alternative high school where students earn credits while developing leadership and agricultural skills on GRuB's Farm.  GRuB also runs the Kitchen Garden Project, a program builds gardens with low-income seniors and families and offers mentorship and training as they grow their own food.

    The GRuB Farm, 2016 Elliott Ave. NW, Olympia

  • FREE! The Two Gentlemen of Verona:

    Bring chairs & blankets and soak in Shakespeare's "The Two Gentlemen of Verona" in this comedy about love lost and found again. Presented by the Animal Theatre Company, all shows are free to the public. Thursday, July 31st & Friday, August 1st, 7pm.

    Thursday, July 31st, Friday August 1st, 7pm
    Outside the Tumwater Farmer's Market location, Tumwater

  • FREE! Tiny House Advocate Speaks at Olympia Library:

    Olympia resident Dee Williams handcrafted her 84 square foot house and wrote a book about it: "The Big Tiny: A Built-It-Myself Memoir." Williams founded Portland Alternative Dwellings to help others find a way to make housing serve their lives, and has attracted national media coverage. Thursday, July 31st, 7:30-8:45pm. Free! Olympia Timberland Library, 313 8th Ave. SE, Olympia. This program takes place after regular library hours and no other services will be available.

    Olympia Timberland Library, 313 8th Ave. SE, Olympia