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COMMUNITY EVENTS
Help Lacey collect 50,000 pounds of food as part of Lacey's 50th Anniversary Celebration. Collect non-perishable food with your family, friends, co-workers, neighbors, civic group, church group, and the like. Then drop off your donation at the old Carpet Exchange location at 5700 Lacey Boulevard between 9:00 and 6:00 Thursday, Friday, and Saturday. You can also volunteer at the drop-off site, or make a financial contribution. Join Lacey's Community Food Drive benefitting the Thurston County Food Bank. To find out more, call 360.438.2621.
The New Life Baptist Church of Lacey and the Susan G. Komen for the Cure Puget Sound Affiliate invite you to the 7th Annual Worship in Pink Breast Health Symposium. This event is open to all ethnic and racial groups. It's happening from 10:00 til 4:00 Saturday at the New Life Baptist Church at 7838 Pacific Avenue in Lacey. A mammography mobile is being provided by Assured Imaging and accepts most insurance. Financial Aid is available for uninsured or underinsured women. Free health screenings, seminars, fitness exhibition, massage therapy, healthy cooking classes, and so much more. To set up an appointment or to find out more, call 360.456.5815.
Saint Martin's University hosts the first Camp Abilities Olympia Saturday and Sunday. The two-day camp is free and offers visually impaired and blind youth aged 9 to 19 the opportunity to experience sports and recreation. The other main objective of the camp is to teach the Athletes to be advocates for themselves and to teach Physical Education Teachers and Coaches how they can be included in sports safely. Camp Abilities Olympia also welcomes any teachers or coaches who would like to learn the skill sets necessary to include visually impaired youth in sports. There is one adult assigned to each of the 15 campers. Each day is filled with sports stations featuring beep kickball, goalball, track, and soccer. Meals are being provided and campers are sleeping on the floor with sleeping pads and sleeping bags after a fun night of entertainment. To find out more, visit the website, campabilitiesolympia.com.
Grab your guide to the 2016 Fall Arts Walk in Downtown Olympia. Arts Walk is Friday and Saturday, October 7th & 8th. Arts Walk maps are available at participating downtown businesses, The Olympia Center at 222 Columbia Street, and at City Hall at 601 4th Avenue in Downtown Olympia. You can get the Arts Walk app at olympiawa.gov/artswalkmobile. Digital maps can be found at olympiawa.gov/artswalk.
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Southwest Washington invites you to Walk to the Red Carpet at the 2016 BIG Auction. This black-tie event is their largest fundraiser. This year's auction is the evening of Saturday, October 8th, starting at 6:00 at Little Creek Casino Resort. The theme is the Golden Age of Hollywood -- transporting those in attendance back to a time of glitz and glamour, with a gourmet dinner, silent and live auctions, and other fun activities. Find out more at swwabigs.org.
United Way is recruiting Reading Buddy volunteers for the elementary schools in Thurston County. When children enter kindergarten without basic skills they begin school already behind. When students don't read at grade level by the third grade they're four times more likely not to graduate on time. Become a Reading Buddy and support our schools by helping students become strong readers. An hour a week is all it takes. The next new Reading Buddy orientation is Wednesday, October 12th, 1:00 to 2:30 and Friday, October 14th, from 1:00 to 2:30, all at The Olympian Building in the Community Room. To RSVP, call 360.943.2773, Ext 121. Find out more at unitedway-thurston.org.
The Lacey Sunrise Lions Club invites you to join them from 8:00 til 10:00 the morning of Saturday, October 15th, for their Pancake Breakfast Fundraiser at Applebee's on Sleater Kinney before the official dedication of the newly remodeled Flag Plaza in Lacey's South Sound Center. Enjoy delicious pancakes, scrambled eggs, bacon, sausage, and beverages for just $10 per person. The Lacey Sunrise Lions have served the Lacey Community for over 40 years. They put up more than 600 American Flags throughout the Lacey Community on every Federal Holiday. Immediately following the breakfast is the dedication of the newly remodeled Flag Plaza and its nine new flagpoles, which honor all branches of Military Service. For more info, see laceysunriselions.org.
Harlequin Productions presents a timeless romantic comedy by William Shakespeare, The Two Gentlemen of Verona. The show opens Thursday night and runs through October 22nd. See it at the Historic State Theater in Downtown Olympia. Tickets and more informatiuon available now at harlequinproductions.org.
Thurston County Medic 1 offers free CPR training at the South Bay Fire Department every other Wednesday evening starting at 7:00. The South Bay Fire Department is also looking for new volunteers to join. Feel free to stop by the fire station for a tour and learn more. You can find out more by calling 360.704.2780.
Does your non-profit group or organization have an upcoming event? Want some help getting the word out? Simply send us the information as far in advance as possible. Include the basics (who, when, what, where, and how). Be sure to include how to get more information. In addition, include a contact person and phone or email (indicate whether these are to be released publicly). You can email your information to krxy@krxy.com, FAX it to 360.236.1133, or mail it to 2124 Pacific Avenue, Olympia, 98506.