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Wednesday, April 23, 2014
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  • Independent Living Workshops for Youth:

    Teens new to living on their own may not have all the needed skills for an independent lifestyle. This four-part series of workshops covers cooking, clothing repair, laundry, money management, emergence preparation, and personal safety. The cost is $20 and includes all materials - currently enrolled 4-H members receive a 50% discount. Series runs Wednesdays April 23-May 14 6:30-8:30pm.

    Wednesdays April 23-May 14 6:30-8:30pm
    Thurston County Fairgrounds, 3054 Carpenter Rd. SE, Olympia

  • FREE! Mother Earth Day to May Day - People, Planet & Peace Over Profit:

    The Global Climate Convergence is an education/direct action campaign, beginning with “10 Days to Change Course,” different events daily from Earth Day to May Day coordinated locally by the Olympia Movement for Justice & Peace. The goal is to build collaboration across the nation, as our issues will only be solved by masses of people coming together in a unified movement. For a full list of events and more information, visit the websites below.

    360-352-8526 or

  • 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

  • Arlo Guthrie:

    GET TICKETS NOW! A natural-born storyteller and musician, Arlo Guthrie's expressive voice and distinctive songs have shaped our souls for decades. After his career exploded with "Alice's Restaurant" in 1967, Arlo, son of the legendary Woody Guthrie, has toured all over the world to a wide, popular following. April 23rd, 2014, 7:30pm, Washington Center, 512 Washington St. SE, Olympia. For more information, contact: 360-753-8586

  • "Bohemian Boudoir" - The History of Feminine Luxury Glass:

    bohemian-boudoir-imageMuseum of Glass presents "Bohemian Boudoir," highlighting over 40 glass crystal perfume bottles and bedroom accessories handcrafted in what is now the Czech Republic in the 1920s and '30s. With a renewed interest in the culture of the '20s (e.g. the new version of "The Great Gatsby" and TV's "Downton Abbey"), these exquisite pieces have stood the test of time. Exhibit runs through Thursday, May 1st. Museum of Glass, 1801 Dock Street, Tacoma. For more information, contact 253-284-4750 


  • Cornerstone Conversations:

    FREE! Interfaith Works presents another in its series of professionally facilitated "Cornerstone Conversations," this month on "Justice." April 23rd, 2014, 6-8pm, Nova School, 2020 22nd Ave. SE, Olympia. For more information, contact: Julia Moore 360-459-4001

  • REGISTER TODAY! Bicycle Commuter Contest:

    Intercity Transit's Bicycle Commuter Contest is gearing up once again! This month-long event encourages Thurston County residents and commuters to use bikes for transportation. Register in April, log the miles you've biked through the month of May, and turn in your mileage log in early June for rewards and prizes! Recreational and training miles don't count. Full list of related events and registration at the link below.

  • REGISTER TODAY! Register for Spring/Summer Classes, Camps, & Programs:

    Registration for all City of Olympia Parks, Arts & Recreation spring and summer camps, classes, trips and other programs is now open! Check out the full brochure online at the link below.


  • VOLUNTEERS NEEDED! "Stormwater Stewards" Program:

    Thurston County and WSU Extension are recruiting volunteers to train and serve as "Stormwater Sewards." The Program works with local residents to help reduce pollution in local waterways and Puget Sound from stormwater runoff. Classes and field trainings will be held in evenings and weekends to accommodate work schedules. Training begins May 8th. For applications and more information, follow the link below.


  • MAKE APPOINTMENT! $3 Cat Spay Days:

    Concern for Animals in cooperation with Animal Care Veterinary and a grant from the Washington Federation is offering $3 spay procedures for 120 female cats for low-income Thurston County residents. Proof of residence and income required.

    Wednesday, April 2-May 12 8am-5pm
    Animal Care Veterinary Clinic, 3523 Pacific Ave SE, Olympia, WA 98501
    (360) 456-8176

  • VOLUNTEER! Earth Day Work Party at Ohop Valley:

    Help maintain one of Nisqually Land Trust's largest restoration sites for Earth Day! Join in to help remove invasive Himalayan and Evergreen blackberry bushes from a replanted site in the Ohop Valley near Eatonville. Cris Peck, a Washington Service Corps member with the Trust, will lead this Earth Day Project. Wednesday, April 23rd 9am to noon. Take Peterson Rd. East in Eatonville, directly off Highway 7. Look for Nisqually Land Trust signs pointing to parking and the site.

    Nisqually Land Trust, Peterson Rd. East, Eatonville

  • 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

  • Plastic Bag Ban Meetings:

    Thurston County and Olympia, Lacey, & Tumwater will be hosting informational meetings in April for businesses concerned about the plastic bag ban. These are open-house style, so retailers can stop in at any location to see samples of bags, ask questions, and share outreach ideas.

    April 2, 2014    Tumwater Fire Department    311 Israel Rd SW
    April 9, 2014     Thurston County Public Works    9605 Tilley Rd S, Bldg B
    April 16, 2014    Olympia City Hall    601 4th Ave E, Rm 207
    April 23, 2014    Lacey City Hall    420 College St SE, Community Room

    Wednesdays April 2-23 5-7pm
    check online listing for weekly locations

  • Olympia Community School Open House:

    Olympia Community School invites you to their very special Open House!  A progressive, independent, and secular community school with a 40-year history of exceptional teaching and learning, Olympia Community School is now enrolling for pre-kindergarten through third grade.  Stop by to visit them and learn more about the opportunities they offer to help your child's love of learning grow!

    Wednesday, April 23rd 5:30-7pm
    Olympia Community School, in the Good Shepherd Church, 1601 North St. SE, Olympia

  • West Bay Drive Sidewalk Project Meeting:

    Drop in during the City of Olympia public meeting to see the plans and ask questions about the West Bay Drive Sidewalk Project. There will be time before & after the presentation - which runs 6 to 6:30pm - to talk with project staff. Call at least one day in advance if in need of special accommodations. Wednesday, April 23rd, 5:30 to 7:30pm.

    Jefferson Middle School, 2200 Conger Ave. NW, Olympia

  • FREE! Scatter Creek Water Quality Workshop:

    Thurston County invites you to a workshop on the Scatter Creek Aquifer. Find out results from recent water-quality tests and from computer groundwater modeling, and share input with the Citizen's Committee as recommendations are developed to protect drinking water. If you cannot attend but still want to provide input, use the contact information below. The Citizen's Committee would like to hear from as many people as possible. Wednesday, April 23rd 6:30-8:30pm

    Rochester Middle School Commons, 9937 Hwy 12 SW

  • FREE! Song and Testimony:

    Join Christ the Servant Lutheran Church for a presentation by Susan Mendelson with Jews for Jesus, who will share on the topic of "Song and Testimony." Wednesday, April 23rd 7pm-8:30pm

    Christ the Servant Lutheran Church, 4300 Carpenter Rd SE, Lacey 98503

  • FREE! Celebration of the Species - "Bats" with Biologist Greg Falxa:

    Right in step with the forthcoming Procession of the Species, Olympia Library presents "Celebration of the Species", four Wednesday evening events by experts on some of the wild animals that live among us! In the third installment, Biologist Greg Falxa will focus on eleven species foudn in the Puget Soiund area, including examples of their echolocation calls, habitat requirements, and what we can do to help protect bats from ongoing decline. Falxa will show photographs and recording from his field research in his presentation. A Q&A will follow.

    Wednesday, April 9th 7:30-8:45pm
    Olympia Library, 313 8th Ave SE
    (360) 456-8176