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Thursday, November 27, 2014
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  • SOLD OUT! Family Fun - Thanksgiving Turkey Trot:

    THIS RUN IS CLOSED TO NEW REGISTRATIONS! NEXT RUN IS CANDY CANE RUN DECEMBER 24TH (See separate listing)! Register now for the 5k & 2 mile "Norpoint Turkey Trot," a Thanksgiving morning Northwest tradition! Participants in the kids dash can join the Norpoint stuff for crafts & games while the parents walk or run. Prizes awarded after the race for the best turkey costumes. Thursday, November 27th, 9am. Visit www.MetroParksTacoma.org/Trot to sign up, view course maps and get more information. 


    Thursday, November 27th, 9am
    The Center at Norpoint, 4818 Nassau Ave. NE, Tacoma
    253-312-9254 www.MetroParksTacoma.org/Trot

  • Coat Drive at Tumwater Auto Spa:

    Donate any new or gently used clean coat to the Little Red Schoolhouse and get $2 off a car wash of your choice! Needy youth in Thurston Country will benefit from your gift - last year, over 3,000 students received coats and school supplies from the organization. Friday, November 14th to Sunday, December 14th. See the website for details: www.redschool.org


    Friday, November 14th to Friday, December 14th
    Tumwater Auto Spa, 6040 Capital Blvd,, Tumwater
    dhardcastle62@gmail.com www.redschool.org

  • Get a Heat Pump, Receive an State Ecology Grant:

    Get a heat pump or clean burning natural gas appliance and qualify for funding through the Washington Department of Ecology! Thurston County residents can replace pre-1995 certified wood stoves and more and receive from $1,200 to $1,800 toward purchase. Funds are available first-come, first-served. Through Wednesday, December 17th (or sooner, if funds are expended). Call the Olympia Region Clean Air Agency (ORCAA) at 360-539-7610 or visit www.ORCCA.org for more information.


    Through Wednesday, December 17th
    Thurston County
    360-539-7610 www.ORCAA.org

  • Lewis County "Shop With a Cop" Program:

    Lewis County residents are encouraged to nominate children they feel would benefit from the "Shop With a Cop" program. On December 18th, deputies will take children Christmas shopping, many of whom are in need of a positive relationship with law enforcement as well as financial assistance. Applications available from the website; deadline is Friday, November 28th. See the United Way website for an application: www.lewiscountyuw.com. Call 360-748-8100 for more information.


    Application deadline: Friday, November 28th
    Lewis County United Way
    360-748-8100 www.lewiscountyuw.com

  • PSE Recycling Donation Program to Benefit Food Lifeline:

    Help feed hungry Northwest families by donating your old fridge or freezer for a $25 rebate. Decide to donate that rebate and Puget Sound Energy will match your contribution to raise $50 for Food Lifeline. Your appliance donation can provide 200 meals for those less fortunate! Offer ends Monday, December 15th. Puget Sound Energy, 2711 Pacific Ave. SE, Olympia. Call 1-877-309-4754 to schedule an appliance pickup or visit www.pse.com/recycle


    Offer ends December 15th
    Puget Sound Energy, 2711 Pacific Ave. SE, Olympia
    1-877-309-4754 www.pse/recycle

  • REGISTER NOW! 5K Reindeer Run & 1-Mile Candy Cane Run:

    Register online for the certified 5K "Reindeer Run" and a 1-Mile Candy Cane Run! Awards and refreshments after the race - there's also a costume contest, all at the Hands On Children's Museum. Sunday, December 7th, 9am (registration at 7:30am). Register online at www.crimebusters.org or www.active.com. In-store registration at South Sound Running, 3405 Capitol Blvd., Olympia. For more information, call 360-701-4519.


    Sunday, December 7th, 9am (registration at 7:30am)
    Hands On Children's Museum, 414 Jefferson St. NE, Olympia
    360-701-4519 www.crimebusters.org www.active.com

  • Office Volunteer Needed:

    Kokua, a local non-profit dedicated to supporting, encouraging and empowering individuals with disabilities to lead full and meaningful lives, seeks a part-time office assistant for several hours a week. Hours are extremely flexible. Volunteers must be at least 18 years of age, pass a state background check and a thorough screening and training process.  Contact Kokua at 705-4665, extension 102.


    Call weekdays 8am-5pm for details
    Kokua Services, 1226 Carpenter Rd. SE, Lacey
    705-4665 X 102 www.kokuaservices.com www.facebook.com/kokuaservices

  • "Fantasy Lights" at Spanaway Park:

    Experience the Northwest's largest drive through event - "Fantasy Lights"! Over 300 elaborate displays and thousands of sparkling lights have been delighting families for two decades. Thursday, November 27th-Thursday, January 1st. $14 per vehicle. Half price nights ($7) on December 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 8th, 9th & 10th.

    Click here for $3 off coupon.

    DIRECTIONS: From I-5, take exit #127 onto Highway 512 heading east. Take the second exit, turn right onto Pacific, and go 2.7 miles to 152nd or Military Road. Turn right and Spanaway Park is ½ mile on your left. 253-798-3330.


    Thursday, November 27th-Thursday, January 1st, 5:30-9pm
    Spanaway Park, 14905 Bresesmann Blvd. S., Spanaway
    253-798-3330 www.piercecountywa.org/parks

  • REGISTER NOW! DivorceCare:

    Unless you've been there it is hard to understand the hurt that comes from separation or divorce. DivorceCare groups are led by people who have been through it and successfully rebuilt their lives.  They will show you how to deal with the hurt and anger caused by separation or divorce. Register now! 

    Thursdays through December 11, 2014 (no class on Thanksgiving). DC meets weekly on Thursday evenings from 6:30-8:30pm.  You are welcome to begin at any time as each week is self-contained and you can pick up missed classes the next session.  Cost $20 for your workbook.  There is no additional fee. Childcare is provided at no cost for those who register their children. 


    Thursdays through December 11 except Thanksgiving 6:30pm
    Calvary Chapel, 919 Division Street NW, Olympia 98502
    360-359-5607 (cell) http://calvarychapelolympia.com/divorce-care-group/ http://www.divorcecare.org/groups/46256

  • GET TICKETS NOW! "Little Women" at Lakewood Playhouse:

    Louisa May Alcott's "Little Women" is not only timeless - it's for the entire family! The play will be performed on the Lakewood Playhouse stage for the first time in 14 years. Seating is first come, first served. Friday, November 7th-Sunday, November 30th, 8pm (Sunday shows are at 2pm). "Pay What You Can" nights are at 8pm on three Thursdays: November 6th, 13th and 20th (Actors Benefit Night). Call 253-588-0042 or visit www.lakewoodplayhouse.org for details.

     


    Friday-Sunday November 7th-30th, 8pm (Sundays 2pm)
    Lakewood Playhouse, 5729 Lakewood Towne Center Blvd., Lakewood
    253-588-0042 www.lakewoodplayhouse.org