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Thursday, September 18, 2014
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  • Eagles E-mart Thrift Shop:

    The Olympia Eagles E-mart thrift store is a not-for-profit store run entirely by volunteers in support of local and national charities. They have a great selection of clothing, household items, furniture, electronics, audio/video, toys and games and much more. Check out their weekly Special Sales!

    They are located in the basement of the Olympia Eagles building at the corner of 4th and Plum in Olympia. Entrance is on the Plum Street side of the building with lots of free parking in the Eagles Parking Lot 

    Hours are 11am to 5pm Thursday through Sunday.

    Thursday-Sunday 11am-5pm
    E- mart Thrift Shop, Olympia Eagles basement, 805 4th Ave. E., Olympia, WA 98501

  • GET TICKETS NOW! Washington State Fair 2014:

    This year's Washington State Fair features more activities and fun than ever! Thrill to the 360 Degree Tour, free stage entertainment, races, exhibits, fireworks every Friday and of course, food galore. Eliminate transportation costs via Pierce Transit and get tickets in advance at great savings. Friday, September 5th-Sunday, September 21st.

    Friday, September 5th-Sunday, September 21st
    Washington State Fair Events Center, 110th 9th Ave. SW, Puyallup

  • REGISTER NOW! Self Help - Dealing with Grief:

    If you're ready to deal with the grief of being widowed, divorced, or separated - there is help. As a faith-based organization, Beginning Experience offers men and women the opportunity & skills to build deeper self-respect, cope with the pain of loss, and move into the future with renewed hope. Join them on a weekend away for a lifetime of change, October 3-5 in Lacey. Call for more info and/or brochure. Chris: 253-223-2645 or Pat: 360-878-9325

    October 3rd-5th in Lacey


  • GET TICKETS NOW! South Sound Board Game Convention:

    Don't miss the 3rd South Sound Board Game Convention with four days of family fun. Take part in open gaming, play-to-win games, raffle prizes, contests, a huge game library and a silent auction. $10 per day, $25 for a full event pass. Thursday, September 18th-Sunday, September 21st. South Sound Grange, 3918 Sleater-Kinney Rd., Olympia. See or 

    Thursday, September 18th-Sunday, September 21st
    South Sound Grange, 3918 Sleater-Kinney Rd., Olympia

  • Olympia I-5 Traffic Advisory:

    The State DOT is asking drivers to avoid driving on I-5 in Olympia over the weekend of September 19th-21st. A critical bridge expansion project could bring major traffic backups on northbound & sounthbound I-5 and nearby US 101. For details, see Allow yourself additional time.

    Weekends of September 12-14th, 19th-21st
    I-5 near Capitol Lake, Olympia

  • GET TICKETS NOW! Agatha Christie's "And Then There Were None":

    One of ten strangers trapped on an island resort is eliminating the others, one by one. Whodunnit? "And Then There Were None" is a terrifying mystery, an adaptation of Agatha Christie's classic "Ten Little Indians." Friday-Sunday, September 12th-October 12th & Thursday, September 11th ("Pay What You Can" preview), 18th & 25th. Shows at 2pm & 8pm - see website. Lakewood Playhouse, Lakewood. For information and tickets, call 253-588-0042 or see 

    Thursday-Sunday, September 11th-October 12th 2 & 8pm shows - see website
    Lakewood Playhouse, Lakewood

  • Hat and Glove Drive for Washington Fire Victims:

    Nearly 600 households have been affected by the Carlton complex wildfire in Eastern Washington. Victims of the tragedy are in dire need of hats and gloves for the coming harsh winter months. Support them by donating new men's, women's and children's hats & gloves - all sizes needed. Lacey Presbyterian Church is heading up a drive for new hats & gloves throughout September.

    Click here for drop-off locations:


    throughout September

    360-789-0343 or 360-491-7722

  • BUY TICKETS NOW! GRuB's Harvest Soiree:

    A farm to table feast to benefit GRuB with local veggies, local ciders, and local brews, plus a silent and live auction. It's Saturday, September 27th from 4-8pm.


    You are invited to come to the table with GRuB to share a meal grown with love, prepared with love, and shared with love. By coming together for a family-style meal, you will experience the joy and art of being together, at the table, and in community. GRuB is a local non-profit that inspires positive personal and community change by bringing people together around food and agriculture. Alongside the family-style meal, there will be works of art from local artists and artisans featured in our silent and live auctions.

    Limited tickets are still available for $100. For more information call (360) 753-5522 or visit

    Saturday, September 27th from 4-8pm
    Albee's Garden Parties, 4127 20th Lane NW, Olympia, WA 98502

  • REGISTER NOW! Swing For A Soldier Golf Tournament:

    Register now for the Swing For A Soldier Golf Tournament Friday, September 26th. The proceeds of the tournament go to programs that support soldiers who come home from war with PTSD.

    PTSD is commonly known as Post Traumatic Stress Disorder.  It’s what led to the death of a soldier named PFC Kyle Marshall Farr in 2009.  From that death was born Race for a Soldier and a new meaning for PTSD:  Permission To Start Dreaming.

    Kyle’s mother, Leslie Mayne, experienced the civilian version of post traumatic stress after the loss of her son.  There was no bringing Kyle back but there was a way to honor his life and Leslie found it.

    With the help of countless volunteers, family and friends, Race For A Soldier, a half marathon contested in Gig Harbor, WA, was started in the fall of 2011.  It widely exceeded expectations, drawing 1,500 runners in both 2011 and 2012, even more in 2013, and has contributed over $100,000 to date.  These contributions were split among organizations that are helping soldiers recover from war and readjust to life back home.

    In order to increase the scope of awareness and funding for this important cause, last year they introduced a new event:  Swing For A Soldier, a golf tournament to help soldiers with PTSD.

    Friday, September 26th at 9:30am (shotgun start)
    Eagles Pride Golf Course (Ft. Lewis)

  • REGISTER TODAY! Homes Matter!


     Join Homes First! and support affordable rental housing in Thurston County.  This annual fundraising breakfast will introduce the mission of Homes First! - as well as some of their tenants and what they have accomplished for our neighbors since 1990. Thursday, September 18th, 7:30-9am. Location information available at registration, which is required. Donations gratefully accepted.  Call Homes First! or register online at or at 360-236-0920.

    Thursday, September 18th, 7:30-9am
    Location information available at registration

  • GET TICKETS NOW! "Blithe Spirit" Comedy at Olympia Little Theatre:

    Noel Coward's comedy "Blithe Spirit," where the spirit of a man's dead wife is summoned and brings chaos to the widowed husband and everyone around him, opens the 2014-2015 season at the Olympia Little Theatre in their 75th anniversary celebration. Buy a season ticket package now and save $2 per show!

    Friday-Saturday, September 5th-September 27th, 7:55pm; Thursday, September 18th & 25th, 7:55pm; Sunday, September 14th, 21st & 28th, 1:55pm. Opening weekend tickets are $10 ($2 student discount). Call 360-786-9484 for tickets or get them online:

    Fri-Sat. Sept. 5th-27th 7:55pm; Thurs. Sept. 18th & 25th 7:55pm; Sun. Sept. 14th, 21st, 28th 1:55pm
    Olympia Little Theatre, 1925 Miller Ave., Olympia

  • 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

  • "Cruising for the Sound":

    Have a blast in a three hour cruise south of Puget Sound aboard the luxury yacht My Girl. Get a marine education, enjoy good company, great food and a no host bar in an annual fundraiser for South Sound Estuary programs. Sunday, September 28th, 2-5pm. Leaving from Port Plaza dock. South Sound Estuary Association members $50/person.  Non-members $65/person. 

    See south Puget Sound from the water! Enjoy a wonderful day with new and old friends!  Good Food! Marine Education! FUN!

    All proceeds benefit South Sound Estuary Association, (a 501(c)(3) environmental education non-profit, programs - Beach Naturalist, South Sound Estuarium, Pier Peer!  

    Reserve your space. Go to

    More information: , click on Benefit Cruise

    DEADLINE TO GET TICKETS - September 27, 2014, no age restrictions


    Sunday, September 28th, 2-5pm
    Aboard the yacht My Girl, leaving from Port Plaza dock, Olympia

  • FREE! Sea Star Wasting Disease:

    South Sound Estuary Association's first discovery speaker, Ben Miner, PhD, will present the latest findings on the cause of Sea Star Wasting Syndrome. Thursday, September 18th, 7-8:30pm. Miner will give an overview of the extent of wasting in Puget Sound together with documented and expected changes in the food web. Presented in partnership with LOTT WET Science Center. Free!

    Link to Ben Miner PhD homepage:

    Thursday, September 18th, 7-8:30pm
    LOTT WET Science Center, 500 Adams Ave. NE, Olympia

  • GET TICKETS NOW! Cuban Jazz Kicks Off SPSCC Jazz Series:

    SPSCC's Jazz Series starts its new season with Cuban musicians Pablo Menendez and Mezcla. The quintet features guitarist-singer Menendez and a terrific mix of young and veteran players, blending Afro-Carribean and Latin jazz in an exciting show. Thursday, September 18th, 7:30. There is also a workshop on the basics of Cuban ensemble playing, at the Minnaert Center's Black Box on Wednesday, September 17th at 2-3:30pm. Call for tickets for either event: 360-753-8586. James Schneider (360-596-5291) can answers your questions about the event.

    Thursday, September 18th, 7:30pm
    SPSCC Kenneth J. Minnaert Center for the Arts, 2011 Mottman Rd. SW, Tumwater
    Box Office 360-753-8586

  • FREE! World's Best Food Blogger Speaks In Olympia:

    Molly Wizenberg, whose blog "Orangette" was named the world's best food blog by the London Times, will talk about her latest book, "Delancey." The author's first book made it to the New York Times bestseller list; her work has appeared in the Washington Post. Thursday, September 18th, 7:30-8:45pm. Olympia Timberland Library, 313 8th Avenue SE, Olympia. This event is free and open to the public.

    Thursday, September 18th, 7:30-8:45pm
    Olympia Timberland Library, 313 8th Ave. SE, Olympia