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The South Soundís largest family festival, Sand in the City, brings expert sand sculptors from the West Coast to captivate festival-goers at its first Mastersí Exhibition. The masters soak, stomp and shake sand into works of art tomorrow and Sunday at the Hands On Childrenís Museum on Olympiaís East Bay. Sand in the City includes free entertainment and hands-on art and science activities on the streets surrounding the museum, as well as discounted admission to visit the childrenís museum. During Sand in the City, all event activities and entertainment on the streets surrounding the museum and the East Bay Public Plaza are free. Donations are appreciated. For more information about Sand in the City, visit
Tumwater Parks & Recreation presents Screen on the Green outdoor movies at the Tumwater Valley Golf Course. Gates open at 7:30. The movie begins at dusk. Admission is free. Go early and enjoy dinner on the patio at the River's Edge Restaurant or take along your own picnic. Low-backed chairs are allowed, but grills, umbrellas, and pets are prohibited. Tonight is the final presentation in the series and features a sing-along version of the PG rated Frozen PLUS you'll be treated to a free Root Beer Float. Root beer floats courtesy of the Tumwater Area Chamber of Commerce and co-sponsors Puget Sound Energy and South Sound Foursquare Church. For more information, contact Tumwater Parks at 360.754.4160 or go online to
It's the Tumwater Artesian Brewfest. Taste beer from over 30 Northwest Breweries plus Tumwater's original Olympia Beer, sip wine from from Thurston County wineries, enjoy fun and games like the Beer Stein Holding Contest and the Hole-in-One Contest, you can play super-sized beer pong, and more. Listen to local bands. It's all happening at the Tumwater Valley Golf Course tomorrow from 1:00 til 8:00. This is a 21-and-over event. Find out more at
It's Music in the Park 2014 featuring free evening concerts. For the final show of the series this week, it's the blues of The Olympia Jazz Senators. It's at Sylvester Park in Downtown Olympia Wednesday night from 7:00 to 8:00. It's brought to you by the Olympia Downtown Association. Find out more at
The City of Lacey's alternate watering plan is now in effect. Alternate day watering is mandatory for all Lacey water customers through the end of September. Water customers with addresses ending with an odd number (i.e., 1, 3, 5, 7, and 9) can water Saturday, Monday, and Wednesday. Addresses ending with an even number (i.e., 0, 2, 4, 6, and 8) can water on Sunday, Tuesday, and Thursday. Friday is a non-watering day for all Lacey water customers. For more information regarding the alternate day watering policy, contact Lacey Water Resources at 360.438.2687.
Planning to party this summer? Under the age of 21? Itís never okay to drink and drive. The Party Intervention Patrol is cracking down on underage drinking in Thurston County plus compliance checks are being conducted -- cracking down on sales to underage drinkers. Target Zero Thurston Task Force is supporting extra local law enforcement to reduce the number of alcohol related collisions and the number of underage alcohol sales in our area. Be safe. Be smart. Learn more at
Olympia Kiwanis proudly present the Harbor Days Maritime Festival & Tugboat Races at Percival Landing & Olympia's Port Plaza. It's 41 years of tugboats and maritime heritage celebrated on the waterfront. Harbor Days is an annual festival where tugboats return to the southernmost tip of Puget Sound for three days of entertainment, food, art, history, and a last farewell to the summer. Vintage, working, and retired tugboats are moored at Olympiaís Percival Landing. Many of them are open for tour on Saturday of the festival. Be on hand Sunday at noon as the tugs leave shore to participate in the Annual Harbor Days Tugboat Races in the deep channel of the bay. It's all happening Labor Day Weekend -- Friday night from 5:00 to 8:00, Saturday from 10:00 to 7:00, and Sunday 10:00 to 6:00. Find out more at
Labor Day weekend gives you a chance to find some great bargains and help a good cause. The annual Adopt-A-Pet yard sale has been extended to three days this year to give you more time to shop. It's happening from 9:00 to 3:00 Saturday, Sunday, and Monday of Labor Day weekend at 940 E. Jensen Road in Shelton, just off Brockdale Road. Adopt-A-Pet is a rescue organization, devoted to saving the lives of homeless dogs, and placing them in loving, responsible homes. †The shelter can accommodate 35 dogs and supports the community by providing adoptions, a low-cost spay/neuter program, and distributing dog food to families in need. If you're ready for a new best friend, available dogs can be seen at For more information on adopting, donating, or volunteering, contact Adopt-A-Pet†at 360.432.3091.
Something Wicked is here to eliminate those post-summer blues with a new improv show, Something Wicked Goes Back to School. Harlequin Productionsí celebrated group of improv comics presents a show about the joys (and tragedies) of going back to school. Theyíve grabbed their lettermanís jackets, their pom-pomís, and their prom dates, and all they need now is you and your suggestions. Harlequin Productions presents Something Wicked Goes Back to School -- an improv comedy show at The Historic State Theater in Downtown Olympia the evening of Wednesday, September 3rd, at 8:00. It's rated NS for Not Scripted. For tickets and more information, visit or call the Harlequin Box Office at 360.786.0151.
The Shelton Farmers Market is open. Get local organically grown fresh produce, delicious baked goods, seafood, leather goods, hand crafted planters, yarns, soaps, jewelry, plants and more. The Market is now accepting EBT, debit, and credit cards. Open from 9:00 to 2:00 Saturdays through the end of next month on 3rd street behind the post office in Downtown Shelton. Visit them online at
The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP) is the nationís leading organization bringing together people across communities and backgrounds to understand and prevent suicide, and to help heal the pain it causes. You can help by taking part in the Out of the Darkness Walk. When you walk, you join efforts with thousands of people nationwide to raise money for AFSPís vital research and education programs to prevent suicide and save lives. There's no registration fee to take part. Everyone is welcome to walk -- any participant five years or older is required to register. Each particiipant is asked to set a minimum fundraising goal of $150. However, donations of any amount are accepted and no one will be turned away. The South Sound Walk is on Saturday, September 27th, starting at Marathon Park in Olympia. Check-in is at 8:00 that morning. Register online here. Learn more here.
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, FAX it to 360.236.1133, or mail it to 2124 Pacific Avenue, Olympia, 98506.