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Lacey Parks and Recreation and the Timberland Regional Library present the Children's Entertainment Series Tuesdays at 6:30 in the heart of Lacey at Huntamer Park at the corner of 7th and Woodland Square Loop. This week, for the final show of the series, it's a high energy music concert with Eric Ode. For more information, contact Lacey Parks and Recreation at 360.491.0857.
The City of Lacey and Lacey Parks and Recreation invite you to the Lacey in Tune concert series Wednesdays at noon in the heart of Lacey at Huntamer Park at the corner of 7th and Woodland Square Loop. Wednesday's show features the Ben Potter Band with Americana Acoustic Rock & Country. For more information, contact Lacey Parks and Recreation at 360.491.0857.
The City of Lacey and Lacey Parks and Recreation invite you to Music and Movies Saturday night in the heart of Lacey at Huntamer Park at the corner of 7th and Woodland Square Loop. The concert starts at 7:00 with the movie following at dusk. The movie is on an 18 X 18 foot screen. Concessions are available. Take your own seating. Saturday night's show -- the final in the series -- features '50s and '60s rock & roll hits performed by Wally & The Beaves followed by a triple-feature of Back to the Future I, II & III. For more information, contact Lacey Parks and Recreation at 360.491.0857.
The Shelton High School Touchdown Club (the SHS football booster club) is having its very first Friday Night Lights dinner and auction event. Dinner is being catered by Kern's Kitchen, and there are numerous auction items waiting for you. There's a custom hunting bow donated by Sims Vibration, a one-night stay at the Alderbrook Resort, a one-night stay and golf package at Little Creek Casino Resort, a one-night stay and spa package at Little Creek Casino Resort, and much more. It's happening the evening of Friday the 21st from 5:00 to 10:00 at the Civic Center in Downtown Shelton. Tickets are $30 and are available now at Olsen Furniture, Steph's Espresso, Hood Canal Communications in both Shelton and Union, and Laurie's Gifts in Hoodsport. Proceeds directly benefit the SHS football program.
It's everyone's favorite sand festival, the 15th Annual Sand in the City -- the South Sound's largest free family festival -- at the Hands On Children's Museum. Find out more at hocm.org. Proceeds from Sand in the City support the museum's Free & Reduced Admissions Programs, serving nearly 80,000 children and families each year.
The Olympia Downtown Association presents Music in the Park -- free concerts Wednesday evenings at 7. The series continues Wednesday night with classic rock & blues from The Troubadors at Sylvester Park in Downtown Olympia. For more information, see the ODA's website.
Each August, Tumwater Parks and Recreation presents Screen on the Green featuring movies at the outdoor cinema at the Tumwater Valley Golf Course. Movies begin at dusk. It's guaranteed fun for the whole family and admission is free. Go early and enjoy dinner on the patio at the River's Edge Restaurant or take your own picnic (as long as you abide by park rules). Low-backed chairs are allowed; grills, umbrellas, and pets are prohibited. This year's series kicks off Friday night with the The Lego Movie (rated PG). For more information, contact Tumwater Parks & Recreation (360.754.4160).
Lacey's Alternate Day Watering program is in effect. Lacey water customers are following an alternate day watering schedule for their yards and outdoor landscapes. Alternate day watering is mandatory for all Lacey water customers through September. Water customers with addresses ending with an odd number (1, 3, 5, 7, & 9) may water Saturday, Monday, and Wednesday. Addresses ending with an even number (0, 2, 4, 6, & 8) may water on Sunday, Tuesday, and Thursday. Friday is a non-watering day for all Lacey water customers. For more information, contact Lacey Water Resources (360.438.2687).
If you work in or own a store that sells alcohol, remember itís never okay to sell alcohol to someone under 21. The Target Zero Thurston Task Force is supporting extra local law enforcement to reduce the number of underage alcohol sales in our area plus alcohol complience checks are being conducted in Thurston County. In addition, the Party Intervention Patrol is cracking down on underage drinking in the county. Officers are busting parties in the city and in the suburbs. Be safe. Be smart. Learn more at targetzero.com.
Suicide is the tenth leading cause of death in the United States, yet suicide is preventable. Support the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention by being part of the Olympia Out of the Darkness Community Walk. Proceeds benefit local and national suicide prevention and awareness programs. The walk is Saturday, September 12th, at Marathon Park in Olympia starting at 10 in the morning. To register, donate, or learn more, visit outofthedarkness.org or call 888.333.2377.
The Capital High School Cougarette Dance Team invites you to an evening of good food, great fun, and fantastic auction items. You have a chance to bid on a week in Maui, New Year's in Vegas, an iPad, Seahawks and Mariners tickets, and even a piano. It's all happening the the evening of Saturday, September 19th, starting at 6:00 at SPSCC. Tickets are on sale now, $40 each or $75 per couple. Call 360.970.5876, email cougaretteauction@gmail.com, or visit them online here.
Harper Lee is back in the news and back on the bestseller lists. Now Harlequin Productions presents a play based on the original Pulitzer Prize-winning novel by Harper Lee. Be advised that Harper Leeís provocative novel includes accurate and frank use of the racially-charged language of the time period. This use of language remains and helps serve the story as a bold and honest depiction of racial injustice in 1930s America. This celebrated adaptation of To Kill a Mockingbird opens Thursday the 20th and runs through September 12th at the Historic State Theater in downtown Olympia. Tickets and more information is available online at harlequinproductions.org or by calling 360.786.0151.
The West Olympia Farmers' Market is open for its fifth season. The market is in a new location this season. You'll find it at 1919 Harrison Avenue in the West Central Park. Hours are Tuesday afternoons from 4:00 til 7:00 through mid-October. The West Olympia Farmersí Market accepts EBT and debit transactions. For more information, email wolyfarmersmarket@gmail.com.
The Washington State Public Disclosure Commission publishes all contributions and expenditures for each campaign. Washington's disclosure laws are some of the strictest in the country. Follow the money. Go to pdc.wa.gov.
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