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Tuesday, May 05, 2015
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  • 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

  • National Foster Care Month:

    Across the United States, children in the Foster Care system number nearly 400,000. These victims of abuse & neglect count on families to open their doors and hearts to provide a stable and supportive home. Bethany Christian Services provides training and support to Foster Care families - call them today. Change their lives and yours by becoming a Foster parent at 1-800-BETHANY.                                                                                  

    May 1st-31st, 2015


  • 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! Mother's Day 5K for Family Support Center:

    Run for mom at the Mother's Day 5K Run to benefit the Family Support Center of South Sound. Parents can run with the kids in this stroller-friendly event, and there will be awards for the top male & female finishers by age group. An awards ceremony will follow the race. Register now! This is a family friendly, time chipped 5k over a USA Track & Field certified course in scenic waterfront Olympia with a free one mile kids run. Sunday, May 10th, 7:30am-10:30am. Registration 7:30am-8:30am, 1 Mile Kids Run @ 8:30am, 5k @ 8:45am. Register online at $35, day-of $40. Kids under 10 free! Registration includes race t-shirt, pre/post race snacks & beverages, flowers for moms, and discounted admission to the Hands on Children’s Museum!

    Sunday, May 10th, 7:30-10:30pm
    Hands on Children’s Museum, 414 Jefferson St NE, Olympia ext. 218

  • 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

  • FREE! "Formal Verse, Then and Now":

    "Top Hat, Tux and Tails: Formal Verse, Then and Now" is the theme of Allen Braden's Olympia Poetry Network presentation! The class will explore the difference between a sonnet and a sestina, and epigraph and an epigram and more, whether the poem is informal or serious, new or old. Free! Tuesday, May 5th, 7-8:30pm. For more information, call Joanne Clarkson at 360-701-2030.

    Tuesday, May 5th, 7-8:30pm
    Olympia Center, 222 Columbia Street NW, Olympia