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Tuesday, March 31, 2015
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  • Searching for Therapeutic Foster Parents!

    In Washington State, 20,000 youth spend at least one day in foster care each year. Become a Therapeutic Foster Parent and help a child in need by serving your community! Catholic Community Services is looking for helpful persons in the South Sound - you do not need be a Catholic to become a foster parent. Call Scarlett at 360-280-5017 for more information or visit


    Need is ongoing
    Catholic Community Services, 1011 10th Ave. SE, Olympia

  • FREE! Positive & Effective Responses to Children’s Challenging Behaviors:

    Parents and caregivers will learn about “Positive Behavior Intervention and Support” at a free Parenting Tools training, including the strategies to use when faced with bad behavior. Find out why kids act out and how to respond without reinforcing their behavior. This free “Parenting Tools” training on “Positive and Effective Responses to Children’s Challenging Behaviors” is Tuesday, March 31 at 6:30 at SPSCC’s Minnaert Center in Olympia. Register for free childcare at 956-0818 x0. Food bank donations accepted.

    Tuesday, March 31 at 6:30pm
    SPSCC Minnaert Center, Olympia

  • FREE! Thriller Author J.A. Jance at SPSCC:

    JAJance-ColdBetrayalFormer newscaster Ali Reynolds and long-time friend Sister Alselm investigate a dangerous cult in J.A. Jance's latest thriller, Cold Betrayal. The author will talk about her book and her profession - which she calls "the best job in the world" - in this program. Free admission, free parking! Tuesday, March 31st, 1-2:30pm. For more information, contact Timberland Regional Library at 360-491-3860 or visit  

    Tuesday, March 31st 1-2:30pm
    South Puget Sound Community College Minnaert Center for the Arts, Olympia

  • FREE! Free & Confidential Services for Victims of Crime:

    If you or someone you know has been a victim of crime the Crime Victims Advocacy Network wants to help you. Victim Advocates provide crime victims with support, referrals, and advocacy in a compassionate, proactive, and empowering manner. CVAN offers information and referrals for victims of identity theft, assault, robbery, vehicular assault, survivors of homicide, residential burglary, theft, DUI injuries, hate crimes, and vulnerable-adult abuse. All services are free and confidential. Call CVAN toll-free 24 hours a day or see their website. Thurston County Courthouse, 2000 Lakeridge Dr SW, Olympia, Bldg. 2 Rm 258. CVAN Toll-Free 1-866-711-2826

    Serving Thurston, Mason, Grays Harbor, Lewis, and Pacific counties.

    Thurston County Courthouse, 2000 Lakeridge Dr. SW, Olympia, Bldg. 2, Room 258
    CVAN Toll-Free 1-866-711-2826

  • 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:

    Downtown Olympia

  • REGISTER NOW! YMCA Spring Run:

    Do good for your body – and have fun doing it - while helping kids reach their potential through the YMCA! Register today for the YMCA’s Spring Run – a chip-timed certified 10K, a two-mile neighborhood run or walk, and a non-competitive ½ mile kids’ run Saturday, May 2 from the Capitol! All proceeds benefit YMCA youth development programs. Register at the Downtown Olympia or Briggs Y or online,! 360-357-6609

    Saturday, May 2nd - registration 8am
    Capitol campus, Olympia

  • REGISTER NOW! Bowl for Kids' Sake in Olympia:

    Raise money for Big Brothers & Sisters of Southwest Washington and then attend a bowling party to celebrate the fundraising for a great cause! Form a team of 4 to 6 members and when the fundraising is complete, enjoy free bowling and pizza. Register your team via the website. Saturday, April 18th, 12pm. To learn more or to register your team, visit 

    Saturday, April 18th, 1pm
    Westside Lanes, 2010 Harrison Ave. NW, Olympia

  • REGISTER NOW! Bowl for Kids' Sake in Centralia:

    Form a bowling team and collect pledges to support kids in our community with Big Brothers & Sisters! Then join others in an afternoon of bowling to celebrate those fundraising efforts. Bowling and pizza are free once the fundraising is complete. Register through the website. Saturday, April 11th, 1pm. To register your team or get more information, call 360-943-0409 or visit 

    Saturday, April 11th, 1pm
    Fairway Lanes, 1501 S. Gold St., Centralia

  • FREE! Pop Troubadour Kevin Seconds:

    Kevin Seconds has been called "a pop troubadour with a protest singer's heart," and performs in concert with Olympia's The Mona Reels. Seconds' most recent release, "New Year's Rulin's," is an interpretation of 33 resolutions by Woody Guthrie for 1943. Tuesday, March 31st, 7:30-9:30pm. Free! Call 360-491-3860 for details or see

    Tuesday, March 31st, 7:30-9:30pm
    Lacey Timberland Library, 500 College St. SE, Lacey