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Thursday, July 02, 2015
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  • REGISTER NOW! Clay Classes by Mike Lalone:

    Mike Lalone of John C. Campbell Folk School will be conducting two classes in July! The first is "The Portrait In Clay" and the second is "The Figure In Clay" - register now! Tuesday-Friday, July 14th-17th (6 to 8:30pm) & Tuesday-Friday, July 21st-24th. Registration for "The Portrait In Clay" ends July 6th and "The Figure In Clay" registration ends July 13th. Class registration and additional information is available on the Arbutus website:

    Tuesday-Friday, July 14th-17th & July 21st-24th (6-8:30pm)
    Arbutus Folk School, 610 4th Ave. E, Olympia

  • 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.


    City of Olympia Staff Contact:

    Downtown Olympia

  • FREE! Citizen Plankton Monitoring:

    Join Stream Team & PSI biologists to monitor some of the smalls organisms in the sea: phytoplankton! Be prepared to marvel at the drop of water that comes to life under the microscope - and record weather, tides, water temperature and water clarity conditions. Free! Thursdays, June 25th-September 24th. Begins at 2pm (followed by classroom viewing at the WET Science Center, 3pm). For more information, email Michelle at 

    Thursday, June 25th-September 24th, 2pm (classroom at 3pm)
    Meet at Port Plaza dock behind Anthony's, Olympia

  • Shoes & Socks for Those In Need:

    Join City Gates Ministries and Samaritan's Feet as they hand out shoes & socks to those in need! This unique event, hosted by the NFL's Jonathan Stewart, will provide the less fortunate with 500 pairs of items that many of us take for granted. Thursday, July 2nd, 6pm. For more information, call 360-705-0291.

    Thursday, July 2nd, 6pm
    Corner of State & Adams Streets, Olympia