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Friday, August 22, 2014
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  • Tenino Quarry Pool:

    The Tenino Quarry Pool is open July 5th to Labor Day Friday-Sunday noon-7pm. Call Tenino City Hall for rates inside and outside the Tenino School District.


    Tenino Quarry Pool

  • FREE! REGISTER NOW United Way Day of Caring:

    Day of Caring, the single largest day of volunteerism in Thurston County, connects hundreds of volunteers with local nonprofit organizations to complete projects that don't receive enough attention. Want to get involved and volunteer? Friday, September 26th, 8am-3pm. Join the after work party 3-6pm to celebrate with free food and drinks. Each volunteer receives a free Day of Caring T-shirt. Register online as an individual or team at and select your project before August 29th. Project sign ups are first come, first served.


    Register through August 28th UnitedWay-Thurston.Org GetConnected.UnitedWay-Thurston.Org

  • REGISTER NOW! Master Recycler Training:

    Volunteers are needed to become Master Recyclers and Composters and increase public awareness in Thurston County. Participants will join a five-week course to learn about waste prevention, recycling, and composting. Training will be held every other Tuesday from September 9th through November 4th. Two Saturday morning field trips are scheduled for September 27th and October 11. Online applictions available now at . Applications are due August 22 by 5 p.m. and a $75 course fee will be collected the first class. Space is limited and preference will be given to applicants who live in Thurston County. For more information visit

    Sept. 9th-Nov. 4th


  • VOLUNTEER NOW! United Way Day of Caring & Downtown Cleanup:

    Volunteer for a day of downtown cleanup and reward yourself with the Day of Caring and Olympia Downtown Association After Party with free food provided by Ramblin' Jack's Restaurant! Sign up online between now and August 28th - orientation is Thursday, September 11th at the Olympia Senior Center. Friday, September 26th, 8:30am - after party celebration at 4pm at the Olympia Press Building. Sign up online at www.GetConnected.UnitedWay-Thurston.Org - for specific questions, contact Sara at 360-943-2773, extension 22.


    Friday, September 26th, 8:30am check-in
    Olympia Press Building, downtown Olympia

  • FREE! REGISTER NOW! Spanish Speaking Version of Marine Creature Friday:

    Join Stream Team for a special "Spanish as a first language" event, as divers will demonstrate their equipment prior to diving to the bottom of the Sound to collect marine creatures for close-up viewing. They will talk about the different species found before releasing them back into Puget Sound. Friday, August 22nd, 11:30am or 1pm. Boston Harbor Marina, 312 73rd Ave. NE, Olympia. Space is limited, so register for only one timeslot, at or by phone: 360-753-8242. A free event!

    Friday, August 22nd, 11:30am or 1pm
    Boston Harbor Marina, 312 73rd Ave. NE, Olympia

  • Chehalis Garlic Fest & Craft Show:

    It's the Garlic Fest of your dreams! Garlic-themed cuisine of every sort from mild to wild, plus wine tasting, artisan & craft vendors, chef demonstrations and live music make this a very special event. There are activities for kids, an antique alley, and so much more. General admission is $5, 65 and over and military with ID, $4. Kids under 7 admitted free. Friday-Sunday, August 22nd-24th. Friday Noon-7pm, Saturday 10am-7pm, Sunday 10am-5pm

    Friday-Sunday, August 22nd-24th; Friday noon-7pm, Saturday 10am-7pm, Sunday 10am-5pm
    Southwest Washington Fairgrounds

  • 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

  • DONATE! Capital Mall "Be A Hero" Clothing Drive!

    Be a hero! Help provide new clothing to local children in need. Donate new back to school clothing for a local child in our community during the clothing drive which benefits Boys and Girls Clubs of Thurston County. Stop by one of five drop-off locations in Capital Mall between August 1st and 31st. Help local children start the year off fresh and inspired. Visit for further details. 

    August 1st through August 31st
    Capital Mall, 625 Black Lake Blvd., Olympia 98502
    (360) 754.8098

  • Vaudeville Show Auditions:

    The 8th Annual Lord Franzannian Vaudeville Show is seeking new performance acts!  Get your Act Together now! Auditions are at the Midnight Sun Performance Space, downtown Olympia. Saturday, August 16th & 23rd, 3pm. Midnight Sun Performance Space, Olympia. Call Director Elizabeth Lord at 360-250-2721 with questions or go to Vaudeville Show Definition: A series of unrelated acts performed in rapid succession. Very Popular in the United States in the early part of the 20th century. BigShowCity Performing Arts Organization is seeking short (2-6 minutes) live performance acts that are often: funny, or skillful, or daring, or weird, or simply audience worthy (not so much serious drama, not so much rock bands). Solo acts or group numbers. Acrobats, Dancers, Jugglers, Puppeteers, Storytellers, Singers, Actors, Magicians, Comedy - all talents encouraged from the traditional to the modern bizarre. All performers selected to be part of the show will receive a stipend.

    Actual Vaudeville show runs: September 19-28, 2014

    Saturday, August 16th & 23rd, 3pm
    The Midnight Sun, 113 N. Columbia Street, Olympia

  • Harlequin Productions Presents "Middletown":

    Harlequin Productions Presents "Middletown," a cosmic comedy by Will Eno, August 21-September 13, 2014 (Thursdays-Saturdays at 8pm, Sundays at 2pm). General $31, Senior/Military $28, Student/Youth $20. Tickets and info (360) 786-0151 or

    August 21-September 13 (Thursdays-Saturdays at 8pm, Sundays at 2pm)
    State Theater, 202 4th Ave E., Downtown Olympia, 98501
    (360) 786-0151

  • FREE! Screen on the Green Movies - "Frozen: The Sing-Along & Root Beer Float Bar":

    frozenAt the final Screen on the Green family movie, viewers receive a free root beer float while enjoying the sing-along version of Frozen. The film is rated PG. Bring your own picnic or enjoy dinner at the River's Edge Restaurant. Low-backed chairs are allowed, but not grills, pets or umbrellas. Friday, August 22nd. Gates open at 7:30pm, movie at dusk.

    Tumwater Valley Golf Course, Tumwater

  • 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

  • FREE! Tumwater Riverwalk Tours:

    Free guided walking tours along the Deschutes River in Tumwater will bring life to Tumwater’s pioneer era. The walking tour is approximately one half-mile and lasts one hour. It follows gently sloping paths along the river, crosses bridges, and descends stairs to the lower Tumwater Falls. Additional Riverwalk Tours are scheduled every Wednesday and Friday at 10:30am through September and can accommodate 25 people, first-come-first serve basis. Presented by the Olympia Tumwater Foundation.

    Wednesdays & Fridays, 10:30am through Sept. 26th
    Starts at Tumwater Falls Park office

  • GET TICKETS NOW! Live Music and Glassblowing in Tacoma:

    Enjoy live glassblowing and live music at the same time! Ask questions about the glassblowing process and then groove to the melodic rock of Portland's Rags & Ribbons. Food and drink is available during this special evening. Friday, August 22nd, 6:30pm (concert at 7:30). Museum of Glass, Tacoma. Tickets for this all-ages show are $5. Purchase at 

    Museum of Glass, Tacoma