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Monday, April 21, 2014
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  • FREE! "Salmon, Shellfish, and Stewardship":

    This year, pink salmon returned to the Nisqually River in record numbers which both thrilled and troubled experts, as it actually may be an indication of a decline in Puget Sound as a salmon habitat. Join Thurston County Commissioner Sandra Romero and her guest, Nisqually Indian Tribe Director of Natural Resources David Troutt, for coffee and to learn about some of the projects and habitat restoration efforts happening throughout Puget Sound. Monday, April 21st 9:30am-10:30am at Rainier City Hall, 11am-noon at Tacos Gaby in Yelm - 307 Yelm Ave E, 2pm-3pm at Forza Coffee in Lacey - 130 Marvin Rd SE. Suite 130.

    Rainier City Hall 9:30am, Tacos Gaby in Yelm 11am, Forza Coffee in Lacey 2pm

  • 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

  • Olympia Downtown Ambassadors, 570-3900:


    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:


  • 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 


  • Free Job Search Coaching:

    Join the free customized job skills training program at Intercity Transit Village Vans to receive personal coaching, skill-building instruction, & tips on where to look for work. Intercity Transit, 526 Pattison SE, Olympia. For more information, contact: Ann Bridges 360-705-5831

    Ann Bridges 360-705-5831

  • "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 


  • Beach Naturalist Training:

    REGISTER NOW! South Sound Estuary Association is seeking volunteers to participate in Beach Naturalist Training. There are 4 classroom and 2 on-the-beach training sessions. Volunteers support the "Meet Us At the Beach" program where they interact with beach goers during summer weekend low tides and help them see the amazing number of creatures that live in the intertidal zone. April 19th, 2014 to May 31st, 2014, must attend six of nine sessions offered, times vary, Boston Harbor Fire Station & on-the-beach, Olympia. For more information, contact: 360-754-7371

  • Pierce County Youth Kickball League:

    REGISTER NOW! Pierce County Youth Kickball League: Girls & boys ages 8-9 and 10-11 are invited to play kickball on 10-player teams in a Pierce County Parks six-week program. Practices are held one evening each week prior to league play - Monday to Thursday - games are on Saturdays. $30 fee includes t-shirt. April 12th, 2014 to May 17th, 2014,, Gonyea Playfield 1, 10100-10199 10th Ave. S., Tacoma. For more information, contact: Chad Harvell 253-798-4104

  • 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

    Various Locations

  • 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