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Saturday, July 04, 2015
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  • "Meet the Beach" All Summer Long:

    "Meet the Beach" all summer long with South Sound Estuary Association beach naturalists! It's an exciting learning experience with experts in their field, held at five different parks: Tolmie, Priest Point, Frye Cove, West Bay and Burfoot. Rubber boots recommended. Friday, June 5th-Sunday, August 30th. Call 360-704-7544 or visit for more details.

    Friday-Sunday, June 5th-August 30th
    Tolmie, Priest Point, Frye Cove, West Bay and Burfoot Parks

  • "Crafts of the Past" at Fort Nisqually:

    Visiting artisans giving demonstrations this month include weavers and spinners, bead makers and bead workers - plus a broom maker! These artists are part of the popular "Crafts of the Past" program, which features modern practitioners of 19th century artistic traditions who share the methods and materials of their work. Saturday-Sunday through September 27th. The schedule includes weaving with Karen Haas (July 4th-5th), Sheep to Shawl - spinning and more with Heather Kibbey, Mickey Pederson, Elaine & Randy Thompson (July 11th-12th), Broommaking - John Simurdak (July 18th-19th), Beadmaking and Beadworking: Graced in Grass with Carla Bruno, Darcie Pacholl & Alex Fennell (July 25th-26th). Call 253-591-5339 or see for details.

    Saturday-Sunday, July 4th-September 27th
    Ft. Nisqually Living History Museum, Pt. Defiance Park, Tacoma

  • REGISTER NOW! 4-H Summer for Kids Program:

    Register the kids for the Thurston County 4-H summer event! It's four days of action-packed days - projects that are hands-on, educational and fun for youth ages 8-12. Choose between half day to full day programs, but register by Wednesday, July 8th. Monday-Thursday, July 13th-16th. Morning or afternoon sessions are $60, or full day sessions at $120. Contact the 4-H office at or call 360-867-2153.




    Monday-Thursday, July 13th-16th
    Thurston County Fairgrounds, 3054 Carpenter Rd. SE, Lacey

  • 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

  • REGISTER NOW! Rinehart 100 3D Archery Tournament:

    Capitol City Bowmen hosts the westernmost Rinehart 100 archery tournament in the nation. Archers of all skill levels and ages will enjoy Capitol City Bowmen's two beautiful and challenging 50-target 3D courses near Littlerock. Rustic camping, a Saturday night Archers' Potluck, and the beautiful forest setting will make for an active, fun, unforgettable outdoor weekend for you, your family, and friends.


    Saturday and Sunday, July 4 and 5, register online for one or both days at

    See Capitol City Bowmen's site for details on separate camping registration, meals, competition classes, maps, area attractions, other accommodations, and much more:

    Web site is 

    Facebook is CapitolCityBowmen

    that's Capitol with an O and Bowmen with an E

    or call 360-459-5683

    Saturday, July 4th & Sunday, July 5th
    Capitol City Bowmen, 14318 Littlerock Rd SW, 1.2 miles south of the Littlerock Exxon at Maytown Rd

  • REGISTER NOW! "Firecracker 5K" Run:

    Spend Independence Day helping your community by walking or running! Virtually every age group can participate in the "Firecracker 5K" - it's a benefit for the Thurston County Food Bank's For Kids program. The kids dash is free! Saturday, July 4th, 8am registration, 5K walk/run at 9am (kids dash at 8:50am). The 5K costs $30 through July 2nd, $35 on race day. Register by June 22nd to guarantee a shirt (for 5K participants only). For more information, email - visit 

    Saturday, July 4th, 8am (registration), 9am (run/walk)
    Capitol Campus, Olympia

  • FREE! Olympia Residents - Saturday Drop-Off Site:

    Olympia residents can recycle any non-appliance and clean scrap metal every Saturday, including holiday weekends. Yard debris and traditional recyclables are accepted - all plastic must be removed. Saturdays through November 21st, 9am-2pm. See or call 360-570-5837 for details.

    Saturdays through November 21st, 9am-2pm
    City of Olympia Maintenance Center, 1401 Eastside St. SE, Olympia

  • "Dream In Red, White & Blue" in Oakville:

    "Dream In Red, White & Blue" to celebrate our nation's independence! It's a great time for the whole family including a parade, Last Horseback re-enactment, music from the Bruce Maier Band, a beer garden, kids activities, food, plus arts & crafts. Saturday, July 4th, 11am (parade) and activities to follow. Call 360-347-0100 for more information.

    Saturday, July 4th, 11am (parade), festivities to follow
    Downtown Oakville

  • 4th of July In Tumwater:

    Tumwater's 4th of July celebration is one of the anticipated events of the year! Enjoy the parade, and then free youth activities, entertainment, prizes, food and music at the Artesian Festival at the Valley followed by the Thunder Valley fireworks at approximately 10:15pm.  Saturday, July 4th, 11am (parade), 6pm (festival). Parking is $10 per car. Call 360-754-4160 or visit for more details.

    Saturday, July 4th, 11am (parade), 6pm (festival), 10:15pm (fireworks)
    parade down Capitol Way, festival/fireworks at Tumwater Valley, 4611 Tumwater Valley Drive SE

  • Olympia Film Society Saturday Morning Kids Club:

    On Saturday mornings, there's no better place to be than the Capitol Theater in downtown Olympia!  The Olympia Film Society brings kids movies to the big screen every Saturday at 11 AM.  Kids 12 & younger watch for free!  Catch WHEN MARNIE WAS THERE on 7/4, 7/11, 7/18 & 7/25.  Affordable fun for the whole family!  

    Saturdays at 11am
    The Capitol Theater, 206 5th Ave. SE, Olympia, WA 98501

  • FREE ADMISSION! Freedom Fest at JBLM-Lewis Main:

    The Freedom Fest welcomes military families and the general public! There's something for everyone, included the Classy Chassis Car Show, live music, carnival rides, kids activities, food and of course, fireworks after dark. Country music star Frankie Ballard will perform. Free admission. Saturday, July 4th, 10am (car show opens). The midway opens at 12pm. Spike & the Impalers play at 4pm, Frankie Ballard at 6:30pm. Call 253-967-1110 for more information. 

    Saturday, July 4th, 10am (car show opens), 12pm (midway opens)
    Cowan & Memorial Studiums, JBLM-Lewis Main (Exit 119 to DuPont gate - catch shuttle to festival)