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Tuesday, April 21, 2015
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  • FREE! Step Back in Time at the Schmidt House:

    Schmidt house caretaker of 60 years, Bob Crim, hosts a walk through the four story classic Schmidt House. He will share personal stories about the Schmidt family and the Olympia Brewing Company. Admission is free, although donations are appreciated. The first and third Tuesday of the month, December 2nd-April 21st, 11am (doors open at 10:45am). Call 360-786-8117 or email with your questions.


    Dec. 2, Dec. 16, 2014. Jan. 6, Jan. 20, Feb. 3, Feb. 17, March 3, March 17, April 7, April 21, 2015.

    first & third Tuesdays, December 2nd-April 21st, 11am
    330 Schmidt Place, Tumwater

  • 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

  • REGISTER Puyallup Walk for Diabetes Awareness:

    The District 19C Lions Clubs will have a fundraiser 5K walk for Diabetes Awareness on Saturday, May 2, 2015. The money raised will be used to fund diabetic retinopathy education programs; three-day diabetic emergency preparedness kits; and scholarships for diabetic kids to go to Camp Leo. Register online by April 19th.

    Register online for $22.25 to participate in the event.  Shirts are avaialbe for an additional $12 and need to be ordered on-line no later than April 19th. Shirts will not be available to purchase on the day of the event. They would like people to register to walk no later than April 19th so that they have a better idea as to how many people will be participating in the event.

    Saturday, May 2nd 10am-2pm
    Bradley Lake Park, 531 31st Avenue SE, Puyallup 98374

  • FREE! Marshmallow Peeps Diorama Contest:

    Make characters out of the well-known Marshmallow Peeps Easter candy and place them in scenes from your favorite literature! Create a diorama - a three-dimensional scene in miniature - and enter this unusual and fun contest. Entries accepted Thursday, April 16th to Thursday, April 23rd. Two optional diorama-making workshops: Wednesday, April 8th, 1-5pm and Friday, April 10th, 3-7pm. Call 360-352-0595 or visit for details.

    Entries accepted Thursday to Thursday, April 16th-23rd
    Olympia Timberland Library, 313 8th Avenue SE, Olympia

  • FREE! Display Highlights from World's Fairs of the NW:

    Celebrate National Coin Week with display highlights of the World's Fairs of the Pacific Northwest! See artifacts of the 1905 Lewis & Clark Expedition in Portland, the 1962 Seattle World's Fair,  Expo '86 in Vancouver, British Columbia and many more. Free! Monday-Saturday, April 20th-25th. Contact Richard at 360-790-6360 for more information.

    Monday-Saturday April 20th-25th
    Tumwater Timberland Library, 7023 New Market St SW, Tumwater

  • 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

    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

  • REGISTER NOW! Bicycle Commuter Contest:

    Join the Bicycle Commuter Contest as participants will bicycle to work, school or to do errands throughout the month of May and report their activity for prizes! The annual contest encourages and promotes bicycling in Thurston County to the tune of 1,500 participants.. Call 360-705-5874 or see for more information. Register online at 

    throughout May
    Thurston County

  • REGISTER NOW! Rochester Scholarship Association 5K Walk/Run:

    Enjoy a 5K run/walk on Saturday April 25th at Rochester High School to benefit the graduating seniors' scholarship fund. Individual and Team categories. Fun for the entire family! Register at Deadline for registration including a t-shirt is April 15th. Participants may register the day of as well but no t-shirt is guaranteed. Registration fees are $30 for an individual and $100 for a team of four; student registration fee $20, student team of four is $60. Late registration is $40 for all.

    Saturday, April 25th (registration 8am, run 9am)
    Rochester High School, 19800 Carper Rd. SW, Rochester

  • FREE! "A Better Financial Tomorrow" Program In Tumwater:

    Learn how to plan for your financial future at a special program, "Plan Today for a Better Financial Tomorrow"! This free session is part of Money Smart Week, a national campaign. Tuesday, April 21st, 5:30-7pm. Call 360-943-7790 or see for more information.

    Tuesday, April 21st, 5:30-7pm
    Tumwater Timberland Library, 7023 New Market St SW, Tumwater

  • Olympia Downtown Ambassadors:


    The goal of the Downtown Ambassador Program is to create a safe and welcoming environment for all downtown users.  The program is part of the City’s Downtown Project that aims to revitalize downtown Olympia.

    If you need assistance the Ambassadors can be reached at: 360-570-3900.


    Downtown Ambassadors provide customer service to all visitors of downtown by giving directions, assisting shoppers with bags and parking meters, referring people to social services, and answering any questions related to downtown.


    Downtown Ambassador Duties (T/W/Th, 11:00 AM – 6:00 PM; F/Sat, 12:00 PM – 7:00 PM)

    • ·         Create a safe and welcoming environment in Downtown Olympia
    • ·         Assist downtown users with directions
    • ·         Assist downtown users with parking meters
    • ·         Act as an information source for events and programs in the downtown area
    • ·         Provide referrals to social services
    • ·         All-around customer service

    Clean Team Duties (Wednesday through Sunday, 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM)

    • ·         Sweep sidewalks in the downtown core
    • ·         Minor graffiti abatement
    • ·         Clean overflowing trash cans
    • ·         Customer service for users of downtown

    If you need assistance the Ambassadors can be reached at: 360-570-3900.


    Rob Richards, Program Manager: 

    City of Olympia Staff Contact:

    Downtown Olympia

  • Unemployed? Intercity Transit Village Vans Program Can Help:.

    Get current work experience, skill building instruction, & job search coaching at Intercity Transit Village Vans Program. Activities are held Monday through Friday on an ongoing basis, 20 hours per week with flexible scheduling. Call 360-705-5831 for details.

    20 hrs. per week with flexible scheduling
    Intercity Transit Business Office, 526 Pattison St. SE, Olympia, 98507
    360-705-5831 or

  • REGISTER NOW! YMCA Spring Run:

    Do good for your body – and have fun doing it - while helping kids reach their potential through the YMCA! Register today for the YMCA’s Spring Run – a chip-timed certified 10K, a two-mile neighborhood run or walk, and a non-competitive ½ mile kids’ run Saturday, May 2 from the Capitol! All proceeds benefit YMCA youth development programs. Register at the Downtown Olympia or Briggs Y or online,! 360-357-6609

    Saturday, May 2nd - registration 8am
    Capitol campus, Olympia

  • FREE! Money Smart Programs In Shelton:

    Take Money Smart classes and get help managing personal finances. 

    "Kids & Cash" Tuesday, April 21st
    "Understanding Credit & Credit Reports" Tuesday, April 28th

    All programs are from 1-2:30pm. Call 360-426-1362 or see for more information. Free!

    Tuesday, April 14th, 21st & 28th, 1-2:30pm
    Shelton Timberland Library, 710 W. Alder Street, Shelton