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COMMUNITY EVENTS
Be a part of the Nisqually Watershed Fesitval this weekend. The Watershed Festival is an annual celebration featuring art, discovery, music and family fun. This year’s festival includes a free lecture series, walking tours, musical entertainment, and great coffee and food options. It's happening Saturday from 10:00 til 4:00 at the Nisqually National Wildlife Refuge. Find out more online at nisquallyriver.org.
Be a part of 2014 Wolves & Wine -- it's a Fall fundraiser at the Norman Worthington Conference Center at Saint Martin's University in Lacey. Enjoy wine, beer, cider, and hors d'oeuvres. Wine tasting offered by local wineries. Meet fellow wolf advocates. There are even Live and Silent Auctions. Support Wolf Haven International. All proceeds directly help Wolf Haven. It's happening Saturday night at 5:00. It's a 21-and-over event. Admission is $50 per person. RSVP at 360.264.HOWL on online at wolfhaven.org.
The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP) is the nation’s 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 AFSP’s 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 Saturday starting at Marathon Park in Olympia. Check-in is at 8:00 that morning. Register online here. Learn more here.
The Carlton complex wild fire in Eastern Washington burned 391 square miles. This was one of the largest fires in our state's history. It directly affected 589 households and over 1,400 people. The response has been overwhelming with an abundance of donated clothing and supplies arriving. However, we are told that they are in dire need of hats and gloves as the harsh winter months are approaching. Lacey Presbyterian Church, in partnership with others, is conducting a Winter Hat and Glove Drive through the end of the month. You can help by donating new men's, women's , and children's hats and gloves. All sizes are needed. There are a number of donation sites here in the South Sound. For a specific location, see laceypres.org or call 360.491.7722.
It's three celebrations in one ... and much more. It's New Market Homestead Cider Sunday. Take your apples and pears from your overburdened trees, and jugs, and the Tumwater Middle School Homesteaders will do the pressing for you for just $3.00 a gallon. Enjoy Thurston County Through The Decades, from 1875 to 1900 with a series of events highlighting each quarter century of Thurston County History. And celebrate Thurston County's Birthday with birthday cake and other refreshments and a coloring contest with prizes. There's a ton of stuff for the whole family to do. Find out more at tumwaterhistoricalassociation.org. It's all happening from 10:00 til 4:00 Saturday, October 2nd, at Tumwater Falls Park.
Olympia Family Theater proudly presents its 2014-15 season opener, Busytown, featuring musical fun for the whole family. Busytown is always buzzing with activity. Busytown the Musical gets at the question on everyone’s mind: What do people do all day? The busyness starts Friday night and runs through October 12th. Performances are at their new location at 612 4th Avenue in Downtown Olympia. Single tickets, as well as full and partial season subscriptions, are available online at olyft.org or by calling 360.570.1638.
A big turnout of alumni from up and down the west coast, from the first class of 1972 to recent graduates, is expected for Return to Evergreen. It's a once a year opportunity for the Evergreen community to enjoy a day of engaging sessions and celebrate the Evergreen experience. The daylong event is happening on Saturday, October 18th. It offers alumni and friends networking and social opportunities, and a wide array of morning and afternoon programs facilitated by alumni and faculty teams. After the event, many are enjoying Evergreen’s annual Harvest Festival, specials at partnering Olympia restaurants, campus tours, and Red Square festivities. Full details and registration available online at evergreen.edu/return.
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.