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Tuesday, July 22, 2014
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  • DONATE TODAY! Drexel House Photography Club:

    Drexel House, an emergency shelter for Olympia's poorest and most vulnerable population, is seeking monetary or single-use disposable camera donations. This free photography club gives members a chance to share their perspectives through visual art with the greater community. Using various photography techniques, participants each shoot several rolls of film and choose among their favorites to become larger prints at Olympia's Arts Walk. Donations will help with the cost of developing film and printing prints. Donate by October 1.

    Drexel House, 604 Devoe Street SE, Olympia
    360-753-3340, extension 9,

  • ReferenceUSA Training in Tumwater:

    Learn how to use ReferenceUSA, a powerful, online research tool that helps small business owners, non-profit researchers, students, job seekers, writers and media professionals. ReferenceUSA connects anyone to information on schools, childcare centers, doctors, hospitals and more. Tuesday, July 22nd, 1:30-2:30pm at TRL Administrative Center, 415 Tumwater Blvd. SW, Tumwater and 3-4pm at the Tumwater Timberland Library, 7023 New Market St., Tumwater. Also: Wednesday, July 23rd, 8:30-9:30am at the TRL Administrative Center in Tumwater.

    360-704-4636 or 800-562-6022 (outside Olympia area)

  • Fostering Together:

    There are nearly 8,000 children in the foster-care system in Washington State. In Thurston and Mason counties, there are currently 300 children in foster care and only 80 foster homes accepting placements. Consider becoming a foster family today! For more information, contact 888-543-7414 


  • REGISTER NOW! NOVA Discovery Camp:

    NOVA School Discovery Day camp runs August 4th-8th. Enroll your student (entering 4th-6th grade in fall of 2014) in a variety of classes: Mosaics, Survival Spanish, Video Game Design, ZenDoodling, Rock Band, Silkscreen Printing, Movie Making, Science Alive and more! There are morning (9am-noon) and afternoon (1-4 pm) classes. Class sizes are limited so enroll now. 

    Monday-Friday August 4th-8th 9am-4pm
    NOVA School, 2020 22st Ave. SE, Olympia

  • FREE! Juried Art Show:

    The Olympia Art League presents a juried art show during this year's Lakefair festivities! Come see local and regional artists' work, showcased for two weeks at the Governor Hotel. The show will be juried by Pacific Northwest artist, Kay Barnes, and will be open to the public daily. July 12th-24th 10am-6pm

    July 12th - 24th 10am-6pm
    The Governor Hotel, 612 South Capitol Way, Olympia, WA. 98501.

  • REGISTER NOW! Tumwater's Summer Day Camp:

    Tumwater's Summer Day Camp takes elementary students on field trips from Burfoot Park & Rock Climbing to Wild Waves plus nearby journeys this summer. Reserve one or more weeks at registration in order to hold your child's place. Every Monday-Friday through Friday, August 15th. Cost is $139 per week plus a one-time administration fee ($119 for Week 3). Staff will provide a payment schedule.


    Field Trip Schedule: Those listed below are the main field trips; however, they will also go on many local trips.

    Wk 6 – July 21 - 25  Roller Skating & Bowling
    Wk 7 – July 28 - August 1 Thurston County Fair
    Wk 8 – August 4 - 8  Ocean Shores
    Wk 9 – August 11 - 15  Wild Waves

    Monday-Friday through Aug. 15th, 7:30am-5:30pm
    Peter G. Schmidt Elementary School

  • Child Abuse Awareness & Prevention:

    When we work to protect children from abuse and neglect, we not only reap the benefit of a healthier, happier child, but we also benefit as a whole community. Studies have shown time and again that protecting our children from abuse, neglect, and domestic violence today means they are less likely to have problems with addiction, employment, mental illness, and more.


    Do You know a child who is being abused? Call the DSHS 24-hour hotline at 1-866-363-4276.

    For Parents: Olympia Crisis Clinic 24-hr hotline 1-800-627-2211

                     SafePlace 24-hr Sexual Assault & Domestic Violence Hotline 360-754-6300


    You can also visit these links:

    For info about child abuse prevention and family support programs, visit Family Educaiton & Support Services at

    To learn more about DSHS Child Protective Services and other programs protecting children, go to

    For a list of emergency service contacts and other resources, go to the Thurston County website at and click on the link under the heading about Child Abuse Prevention

    To learn more about the Thurston Thrives initiative, visit




  • 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:


  • REGISTER TODAY! Summer Theater Camps:

    Olympia Family Theater has summer theater camps for kids ages 5 through 16.  All camps are one week long and culminate with a performance at the end of the week!  Camp titles include: Stories under the Big Top, Broadway Kids, Dr. Seuss Week!, Zoo Stories and Animal Action, The King's New Clothes, Growing Up Olympian, and Goldilocks. To see complete camp details, teacher bios, and to register--visit website

    OFT Playspace, 112 State Ave NE, in Downtown Olympia

  • Regal Summer Movie Express!

    Summer Movie Specials at Regal Cinemas, Edwards Theaters, United Artists

    Family fun movies playing on Tuesdays & Wednesdays for the summertime!

    Admission to these movies during the Summer Movie Express is only $1. Tickets must be purchased at the theater and all movies start at 10:00 am. A portion of the proceeds goes to the Will Rogers Institute. Search for a theater in your area to see where the Summer Movie Express is playing. Dates vary from theater to theater. Dates shown are for Regal's Martin Village Stadium 16 & IMAX in Lacey.

    2014 Movie Schedule for Regal's Martin Village Stadium 16 & IMAX in Lacey:

    • Week 1 (June 24-25, 2014)
      Hotel Transylvania
      The Smurfs 2
    • Week 2 (July 1-2)
      Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2
      The Pirates: Band of Misfits
    • Week 3 (July 8-9)
      Arthur Christmas
      Despicable Me 2
    • Week 4 (July 15-16)
      The Lego Movie
      Free Birds
    • Week 5 (July 22-23)
      The Adventures of Tintin
      Rise of the Guardians
    • Week 6 (July 29-30)
      Kung Fu Panda 2
      Madagascar 3
    • Week 7 (August 5-6)
      The Croods
    • Week 8 (August 12-13)
      Walking with Dinosaurs
    • Week 9 (August 19-20)
      Mr. Peabody & Sherman
      Rio 2

    Tuesdays & Wednesdays 10am
    Martin Village Stadium 16 & IMAX, Lacey & other participating Regal Theaters

  • Community Farmers Market at Chehalis:

    Support local farmers every Tuesday! Local produce, baked goods, flowers and ready to eat foods are only some of the attractions that continue the market's 10th season  to the end of October. Debit, credit and EBT accepted. Tuesdays through October 28th, 11am-4pm. Community Farmers Market, Boistfort Street, downtown Chehalis.

    Tuesdays through October 28th, 11am-4pm
    Community Farmers Market, Boistfort Street, downtown Chehalis

  • FREE! Lacey Summer Lunch Program:

    The City of Lacey presents its Summer Lunch Program, providing free lunches to youth and children at three locations, Lydia Hawk Elementary, Pleasant Grade Elementary, and Mountain View Elementary each weekday this summer. The Playground Pals program will also be at each site with free activities, arts and crafts, games, fitness and summer reading programs following daily lunch services. Weekdays noon-12:30pm, additional snack from 3pm-3:30pm

    Weekdays noon-12:30pm, additional snack from 3-3:30pm


  • FREE! Summer Lunches & Activities for Olympia Children:

    Children 18 & under can receive free lunches this summer from the USDA food program. Jefferson School serves hot lunches and Madison Elementary has cold sack lunches. Kids 6-12 are invited to free, supervised activities at Lions Park after lunch. Monday to Friday through August 15th 12-12:30pm. Additionally, the Summer Kids In Parks Program (SKIPP) at Madison Elementary will serve snacks at 3pm. All children are required to complete a medical waiver prior to participating in SKIPP.

    Jefferson Middle School, 2200 Conger Ave. NW & Madison Elementary, Legion Way SE

  • West Olympia Farmers' Market:

    In addition to a great selection of local vendors, this season will feature live music, raffles, and special events. West Olympia Farmers’ Market (WOFM) is your neighborhood market and strives to help build a vibrant local food economy by supporting small-scale and beginning vendors. All of WOFM’s farmers, artisans and producers are based in Thurston, Lewis, Mason, or Grays Harbor county, with the majority based in Olympia. Products at this year's market include fresh produce, baked goods, pastured poultry and meats, flowers, veggie starts, and crafts. Everything is locally grown and produced, so come on out and support your local producers.

    The West Olympia Farmers' Market runs every Tuesday - and they now accept EBT and debit transactions.

    Find them on Facebook.

    Every Tuesday May 13th through Oct. 14th 4-7pm
    Gloria Dei Lutheran Church,1515 Harrison Ave NW, Olympia 98502

  • July Workshops on Stormwater Rates:

    Thurston County Storm & Surface Water Utility are reaching out to residents about new clean water regulations at state & federal levels. A proposal is being developed to increase monthly stormwater rates over the next five years for unincorporated county residents. 5:30pm on these days and at different locations: Tuesday, July 22nd at the Lacey Community Center, Lacey; Wednesday, July 23rd at Rochester High School, Rochester; Thursday, July 24th at the former Masonic Lodge in Yelm, 302 Yelm Ave. E. Call Barb Wood at 360-754-3355, extention 6809, for more information.

    5:30pm Tuesday, July 22nd, Wednesday, July 23rd, Thursday, July 24th
    Lacey Community Center, Rochester High School, former Masonic Lodge, Yelm
    360-754-3355, extension 6809

  • FREE! Lacey Children's Entertainment Series:

    Tuesdays June 24 - August 5 at 6:30pm


    June 24 Rick Huddle — Arrr! Pirates Have Feelings Too  more »
    July 1
    Alex Zerbe — Science of Physical Comedy  more »
    July 8 Michael 'Shoehorn' Conley — Vaudeville Phenomenon/World Beat Jazz  more »
    July 15
    Jeff Evans — Science Magic  more »
    July 22 Mikey Mike Gervais — "The Rad Scientist" Chemistry in Nature Concert  more »
      July 29
    Nancy Stewart —Music — Sing a Song of Science  more »
      August 5
    Son of Reptile Man — Reptiles Up Close & Personal 


    Huntamer Park, 618 Woodland Square Loop SE, Lacey

  • Movie Mashup - Wild Literary Adaptations on Film:

    Did the movie "ruin the book" again? Not always...sometimes when a movie goes crazy with its source, something fresh and exciting happens. Join film critic Robert Horton for a conversation on some of the wildest book-to-movie adaptations. Tuesday, July 22nd, 6:30-7:45pm. Olympia Timberland Library, 313 8th Ave. SE, Olympia. For more information, call 360-352-0595 or visit


    Tuesday, July 22nd, 6:30-7:45pm
    Olympia Timberland Library, 313 8th Ave. SE, Olympia

  • Joan Baez at the Washington Center:

    In addition to her thrilling musical gifts, Joan Baez has been part of American history, from marching for civil rights with Martin Luther King to taking the fields with Cesar Chavez and touring with a young Bob Dylan and bringing her progressive viewpoint to the world. Baez is a recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award, the Recording Academy's highest honor. Tuesday, July 22nd, 8pm.

    Washington Center for the Performing Arts, Olympia