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Sunday, August 10, 2014
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  • Eagles E-mart Thrift Shop:

    The Olympia Eagles E-mart thrift store is a not-for-profit store run entirely by volunteers in support of local and national charities. They have a great selection of clothing, household items, furniture, electronics, audio/video, toys and games and much more. Check out their weekly Special Sales!

    They are located in the basement of the Olympia Eagles building at the corner of 4th and Plum in Olympia. Entrance is on the Plum Street side of the building with lots of free parking in the Eagles Parking Lot 

    Hours are 11am to 5pm Thursday through Sunday.


    Thursday-Sunday 11am-5pm
    E- mart Thrift Shop, Olympia Eagles basement, 805 4th Ave. E., Olympia, WA 98501
    349-7572

  • 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. www.crisis-clinic.org

     




    Crisis Clinic 360-586-2800, Youth Help Line 360-586-2777 www.crisis-clinic.org

  • 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 www.FamilyESS.org

    To learn more about DSHS Child Protective Services and other programs protecting children, go to www.dshs.wa.gov/children.shtml

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

    To learn more about the Thurston Thrives initiative, visit www.co.thurston.wa.us/health/thrives

     

     




    360-709-3073

  • Crafts of the Past at Fort Nisqually:

    Art history enthusiasts will love the Crafts of the Past Visiting Artisan Program! View various works designed in the 1800s, participate in crafts including Native American basket-weaving, metal engraving, botanical illustration and more! A different artist is featured each weekend.
     

    September 20 and 21

    Cyanotypes

    Victoria Anderson
    Anderson had her first experience with making a cyanotype photographic print as a child with a kit she got from a science store. As a college student, Victoria explored the process more deeply, learning to make her own photo-sensitive paper and fabric. Cyanotypes use ultraviolet light (e.g. sunlight) to create a photographic image, and were one of the earliest forms of photography to appear in the mid-1800s. It was quickly utilized to make images of plant specimens. Guests will have the opportunity to make their own prints of leaves, buttons, or lace.

     

    September 27 (Saturday only)

    Gardening Crafts in the Heritage Gardens

    Members of the Fort Nisqually Gardening Guild will demonstrate traditional garden crafts such as making wattle fencing, hurdles, and cloches. The craft demonstration complements the Fall Garden Festival, based at the Point Defiance Pagoda. The Fort Nisqually Heritage Gardens are featured in the Fall Garden Festival tours.
     
    This time of year, the gardens at Fort Nisqually are giving up a cornucopia of delicious fruits and vegetables. Plums and apples are ripening on the trees. Wheat and barley were recently harvested. The heritage gardens represent the Forts original 1850s gardens. The historic gardens were much larger -- approximately one-and-a-half acres. The Hudsons Bay Company trading post grew as much of their own food as possible. In 1839, anticipating the decline of the local fur trade, HBC formed the Puget Sound Agricultural Company (PSAC), based at Fort Nisqually. By the mid 1850's HBC had laid claim to over 160,000 acres of land in south Puget Sound, most of it used for the raising of sheep, cattle, and horses.
     
    For more on the Fall Garden Festival visit metroparkstacoma.org/fallgardenfest
     
    Note: Admission to Fort Nisqually is free for Tacoma residents on September 27 (proof of residency required). It is also Smithsonian Magazines Museum Day Live! and a ticket for free admission for two is available through smithsonianmag.com/museumday .


     


    Saturdays & most Sundays through September 27th
    Fort Nisqually, 5400 N Pearl St., Tacoma 98407
    253-591-5339 chrise@tacomaparks.com

  • Chase Garden Open for Tours:

    Chase Garden is open for tours every Wednesday-Sunday from April-October 10am-3pm. Admission is $5. April: Native woodland wildflowers. May: colorful groundcover meadow and rhododendrons.  Enjoy the panoramic view of Mt. Rainier. There are also plants for sale!


    Wednesday-Sunday 10am-3pm through October 31st
    Chase Garden, 16015-264th St E, Orting, WA 98360
    360-893-6739/ rbmcivor@comcast.net www.chasegarden.org

  • South Sound Estuarium:

    Enjoy weekends at South Sound Estuarium, the marine life discovery center. See saltwater creatures in three aquariums, explore the marine exhibits, and look under the microscope to view the building blocks of marine life. Saturdays-Sundays, year round, 11am-4pm.  Admission/donation requested.


    open year round Saturdays-Sundays, 11am-4pm
    South South Estuarium, 309 State Ave. NE, Olympia, WA 98501
    360 754-7371 sseacenter.org

  • FREE! Build A Bike:

    Have an old bike that you need to get rid of? Have a bike that you want to fix up or find parts for? Build A Bike is a community resource for all things bike related! They have workstations, tools, bikes, and bike parts for all to use. They also accept donations of bikes and bike parts. So whether you're looking to build a bike, fix a bike, or get rid of one, Build A Bike is here to help! Sundays noon-4pm


    Sundays noon-4pm
    Next to to Pitstop Market on 18th (near Boulevard Rd), Olympia
    360-539-0955/tnukem@thurston.com