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Saturday, December 20, 2014
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  • GET TICKETS NOW! "How the Slug Stole Solstice" at Olympia Family Theater:

    Called "alternative fare" for those who may not celebrate traditional Christmas or Hanukkah, "How the Slug Stole Solstice" is a delightfully wacky holiday presentation for young people (recommended for ages 5 and up). Season tickets and flex passes available. Friday-Sunday, November 28th-December 21st.  Call for times or more information at 360-570-1638 or see

    Friday-Sunday, November 28th-December 21st (various times)
    Olympia Family Theater, 612 4th Ave. E., Olympia

  • Lunar Wonder:

    Explore our powerful moon! Learn about the phases of the moon and its effects on tides, plants, and animals. From werewolves to weather prediction the moon is a prominent figure in the folklore of many cultures. Beyond stories, science is revealing more and more about the moon’s influence on rhythms here on Earth. Come learn, talk, and create as you explore the moon’s influence in your life. Saturday, December 20th 2pm presentation and activities in the classroom all day.

    Saturday, December 20th. Activities 10am-4pm, presentation 2pm
    LOTT's WET Science Center, 500 Adams St. NE, Olympia

  • Historical Christmas Island:

    Come to Maytown, the Bethlehem of Thurston County, and see the Christ child! Click on the Christmas Island link for pictures, information, and directions. Display will be lighted daily from 5-9pm through December 27th.

    In 1959, Olympian artist Leonard Huber, teamed up with the Chamber of Commerce to create a life-sized figurine Christmas display. With the help of the Army Corps of Engineers and Fort Lewis, the Nativity was placed on a barge in the middle of Capitol Lake.  It was later shown at South Sound Mall in Lacey, where it remained as a community tradition until the early '90s. Pastor George Coley and his dad brought it to Olympia Metro Church on Puget St in 1998 for several years. In 2012, Pastor George reopened the historic scene for visitors in SW Thurston County, at the Maytown church, about 1 mile E. from exit 95 off I-5.

    display will be lighted daily from 5-9pm through December 27th
    Maytown Assembly of God, 2920 Tierney St SW, Olympia
    (360) 584-9746

  • "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

  • American Cancer Society Relay For Life - Flapjack Fundraiser


    Relay For Life teams Good Neighbors and M&M Bandits for a Cure are holding a Flapjack Fundraiser! Applebee's will be serving up short stacks of pancakes (flapjacks, sausage, bacon & beverage) for a tall cause. Fun activities will be held every half hour. Saturday, December 20th, 8-10am. 



    Saturday, December 20th, 8-10am
    Applebee's, 2500 Capital Mall Drive SW, Olympia

  • Hair Battle Fundraiser:


    Help Olympia Barber students travel to Los Angeles for competition in a day of haircuts, shaves, facials and Seahawks designs to raise funds for the trip! Help your up and coming barbers by donating generously.

    The event will be hosted by Edgardo Hermenegildo. Saturday, December 20th, 9am-5pm. If you have questions, call Edgardo at 360-470-4216, Carlos (co-host) at 360-870-6135, or the school 360-357-8250. 


    Saturday, December 20th, 9am-5pm
    Olympia Barber School, 2747 Pacific Ave. # A-2, Olympia

  • FREE HOLIDAY EVENT! Barb's Family Community Christmas Dinner:

    Barb O'Neill's Family & Friends are putting on their annual Christmas dinner! Everyone is invited to this free resource for the community, a 45 year tradition of love.  Saturday, December 20th, 12-5pm. Volunteers are needed on Friday, December 19th for setup and on the day of the dinner, December 20th. Contact Rodney O'Neill at 360-485-9931 or via or Michelle Moore at 360-972-4681 or via for more information.

    Saturday, December 20th, 12-5pm
    United Churches, 1101 Washington St., Olympia

  • Holiday Peace Vigil In Olympia:

    Everyone is invited to the Olympia Fellowship of Reconciliation's 39th Annual Holiday Peace Vigil at Percival Landing! Afterward, it will be social time, with refreshments at the Family Support Center. Saturday, December 20th, noon (social time starts at 1pm).

    Saturday, December 20th, noon (social time starts at 1pm)
    Percival Landing & Family Support Center (State Ave. & Capitol Way), Olympia

  • GET TICKETS NOW! "A Year With Frog & Toad" at Lakewood Playhouse

    The whimsical "A Year with Frog & Toad" follow two great friends - the cheerful, popular Frog and the rather grumpy Toad - through four fun-filled seasons. It's a show suitable for the entire family! Thursday-Sunday, December 11th-21st, 7pm (Sundays 2pm). Also, Wednesday, December 17th, 7pm. Tickets are $20 adults, $15 children. Call for more details at 253-588-0042 or see

    Thursday-Sunday, December 11th-21st & Wednesday, December 17th, 7pm (Sundays 2pm)
    Lakewood Playhouse, 5729 Lakewood Towne Center Blvd., Lakewood

  • GET TICKETS NOW! "Barefoot In the Park" at Olympia Little Theatre:

    Free-spirited Corrie and buttoned-down Paul move from romance to tension in their marriage, which is further complicated by a surprise visit from Corrie's widowed mother. Enjoy the jumbled emotions in Neil Simon's classic romantic comedy! Friday-Saturday, December 5th-6th; Thursday-Saturday, December 11th-13th & 18th-20th (all 7:55pm); Sunday, December 14th & 21st, 1:55pm. 


    Fri-Sat December 5th-6th, Thurs-Sat Dec. 11th-13th, Dec. 18th-20th (all 7:55pm) plus Sunday, Dec. 14th & 21st (1:55pm)
    Olympia Little Theatre, 1925 Miller Ave. NE, Olympia

  • GET TICKETS NOW! "A Little Princess" at Tacoma Musical Playhouse:

    "A Little Princess" is the story of a beleaguered girl with an unbridled imagination! Young Sara is separated from her father and the kindhearted Africans who helped to raise her, and is sent to boarding school in London, where she manages to turn a drab institution into one of magic and mystery. Friday-Sunday, November 28th-December 21st, 8pm (Fridays), 2 & 8pm (Saturdays), 2pm (Sundays). Get details by calling 253-565-6867 or see

    Friday-Sunday, November 28th-December 21st, 8pm (Fridays), 2 & 8pm (Saturdays), 2pm (Sunday)
    Tacoma Musical Playhouse, 7116 6th Avenue, Tacoma

  • The Stardust Christmas Commotion:

    It's mid-December 1958 and the Stardust club has been hired to host a hurry-up wedding reception for a mysterious couple. It’s a race to beat the clock, further complicated by the arrival of a social worker looking for a fugitive from a foster home. And she’s pretty sure she’s looking in the right place. But the show must go on, and the gang sings and dances some of the greatest Rat Pack and rock’n’roll songs of the era in their search for holiday magic. This is the nineteenth year of the South Sound’s Stardust Christmas tradition!

    November 28-December 31, 2014, Thursday-Saturdays 8:00PM, Sundays at 2:00PM (plus a 2:00PM matinee on Christmas Eve and a 7:00PM performance on New Year's Eve)

    $39 General, $35 Senior/Military, $25 Students/Youth under 25, plus $15-$20 Rush Tickets 1/2 hour before curtain

    TICKETS: (360) 786-0151 or

    November 28th-December 31st
    State Theater, 202 4th Ave E. Downtown Olympia, 98501
    (360) 786-0151