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Wednesday, August 27, 2014
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  • DONATE TODAY! Drexel House Photography Club:

    Drexel House, an emergency shelter for Olympia's poorest and most vulnerable population, is seeking monetary or single-use disposable camera donations. This free photography club gives members a chance to share their perspectives through visual art with the greater community. Using various photography techniques, participants each shoot several rolls of film and choose among their favorites to become larger prints at Olympia's Arts Walk. Donations will help with the cost of developing film and printing prints. Donate by October 1.



    Drexel House, 604 Devoe Street SE, Olympia
    360-753-3340, extension 9, julietf@ccsww.org www.ccsww.org/site/PageServer?pagename=housing_drexelhouse

  • 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 www.GetConnected.UnitedWay-Thurston.org and select your project before August 29th. Project sign ups are first come, first served.

     


    Register through August 28th

    mrodriguez@unitedway-thurston.org UnitedWay-Thurston.Org GetConnected.UnitedWay-Thurston.Org

  • 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
    360-357-8948 www.unitedway-thurston.org

  • FREE! REGISTER NOW! Free Customized Job Skills Training:

    Looking for a job? Need to go to work? The Intercity Transit Village Vans Program provides free job search coaching, skill-building instruction, and current work experience with a well-known organization. Advance your professional development, become the chosen applicant every employer wants. Enrollment is ongoing and flexible. Call 360-705-5831 for details and eligibility criteria.


    Monday-Friday (see website for times)
    Intercity Transit, 526 Pattison St. SE, Olympia
    abridges@intercitytransit.com www.intercitytransit.com

  • 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. www.crisis-clinic.org

     




    Crisis Clinic 360-586-2800, Youth Help Line 360-586-2777 www.crisis-clinic.org

  • 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 http://shoppingcapitalmall.com for further details. 


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

  • REGISTER NOW! Register Now for Eastside Cooperative Preschool!

    Eastside Cooperative Preschool is enrolling for Fall. They offer a fun and nurturing environment that offers unique advantages for both parent and child. Register before Saturday, September 13th! Visit them online at www.eastsideco-oppreschool.org or give them a call at 754-3938.


    Register before Saturday, September 13th!
    Eastside Co-Operative School, 3250 Morse-Merryman Rd. SE, Olympia
    360-754-3938 www.eastsideco-oppreschool.org

  • REGISTER NOW! Register Now for Eastside Cooperative Preschool!

    Eastside Cooperative Preschool is enrolling for Fall. They offer a fun and nurturing environment that offers unique advantages for both parent and child. Register before Saturday, September 13th! Visit them online at www.eastsideco-oppreschool.org or give them a call at 754-3938.


    Register before Saturday, September 13th!
    Eastside Co-Operative School, 3250 Morse-Merryman Rd. SE, Olympia
    360-754-3938 www.eastsideco-oppreschool.org

  • REGISTER NOW! Register Now for Eastside Cooperative Preschool!

    Eastside Cooperative Preschool is enrolling for Fall. They offer a fun and nurturing environment that offers unique advantages for both parent and child. Register before Saturday, September 13th! Visit them online at www.eastsideco-oppreschool.org or give them a call at 754-3938.


    Register before Saturday, September 13th!
    Eastside Co-Operative School, 3250 Morse-Merryman Rd. SE, Olympia
    360-754-3938 www.eastsideco-oppreschool.org

  • REGISTER NOW! Register Now for Eastside Cooperative Preschool!

    Eastside Cooperative Preschool is enrolling for Fall. They offer a fun and nurturing environment that offers unique advantages for both parent and child. Register before Saturday, September 13th! Visit them online at www.eastsideco-oppreschool.org or give them a call at 754-3938.


    Register before Saturday, September 13th!
    Eastside Co-Operative School, 3250 Morse-Merryman Rd. SE, Olympia
    360-754-3938 www.eastsideco-oppreschool.org

  • Walk to Stop Diabetes:

    Join "Step Out: Walk to Stop Diabetes," the event that has raised more than $175,000,000 over the years.  "Step Out" is loaded with music, food, kids activities, music and most importantly, the company of people who understand the impact of diabetes. Saturday, October 11th, 7:30am (check-in), 9am (walk begins). Owen Beach at Point Defiance Park, Tacoma.


    Saturday, October 11th, 7:30am check-in, 9am walk
    Owen Beach at Point Defiance Park, 5400 North Pearl Street, Tacoma
    206-282-4616 www.diabetes.org

  • 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
    360-893-6739/ rbmcivor@comcast.net www.chasegarden.org

  • 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
    vfarler@olytumfoundation.org www.OlyTumFoundation.org

  • Olympia Woodland Trail Feasibility Study:

    Learn about the next phases of the Olympia Woodland Trail in a meeting to present the next feasibility study on finishing the trail into Tumwater Historical Park. The study has been refined, is now complete and available for public comment. Wednesday, August 27th, 6pm. Olympia Center, Room 101/102, 222 Columbia St. NW, Olympia. The public comment period ends Friday, August 29th at 5pm. Submit comments or questions to Kip Summers, Project Engineer, at 360-570-5834. 


    Wednesday, August 27th, 6pm
    Olympia Center, 222 Columbia Street NW, Olympia
    360-570-5834 www.ci.olympia.wa.us

  • REGISTER NOW! DivorceCare:

    Unless you've been there it is hard to understand the hurt that comes from separation or divorce. DivorceCare groups are led by people who have been through it and successfully rebuilt their lives.  They will show you how to deal with the hurt and anger caused by separation or divorce. Register now! 

    Starting Thursday, September 4 through December 11, 2014 (no class on Thanksgiving) 

    Cost $20 for your workbook.  There is no additional fee.  Childcare is provided at no cost for those who register their children.  

    DC meets weekly on Thursday evenings from 6:30-8:30pm.  You are welcome to begin at any time as each week is self-contained and you can pick up missed classes the next session.  


    Thursdays September 4-December 11 except Thanksgiving 6:30pm
    Calvary Chapel, 919 Division Street NW, Olympia 98502
    360-359-5607 (cell) http://calvarychapelolympia.com/divorce-care-group/ http://www.divorcecare.org/groups/46256

  • FREE! Music In the Park - Olympia Jazz Senators:

    Don't miss the last concert of the Music In the Park series this summer. The Olympia Jazz Senators perform lively Jazz, sure to treat the senses. Wednesday, August 27th, 7-8pm. Sylvester Park, Olympia. Free!



    Sylvester Park, Olympia
    360-357-8948

  • Summer Lectures at Nisqually National Wildlife Refuge - 25 Years of the Nisqually Land Trust:

    The 2014 Summer Lecture Series titled, "Exploring Our Diverse World," features a variety of environmental topics. Joe Kane, Executive Director of the Nisqually Land Trust will conclude the series with "Small Watersheds, Big Ideas - 25 Years of the Nisqually Land Trust." Wednesday, August 27th, 7-8pm (Seating issued at 6pm on a first-come basis). Nisqually National Wildlife Refuge Visitor Auditorium.


    Wednesday, August 27th, 7-8pm
    Nisqually National Wildlife Visitor Center Auditorium
    360-753-9467