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Looking for a positive conversation? Join Pastor Amy Walters LaCroix of First Christian Church of Olympia as she facilitates a discussion the 4th Saturday of each month during the summer -- a discussion of current events from a faith perspective. Take Flight with Pastor Amy at 3:00 this afternoon at Uncork & Unwind at 324 Custer Way in Tumwater. Presented by First Christian Church of Olympia.
Harlequin Productions is staging the musical romantic romp First Date. When blind date newbie Aaron is set up with serial-dater Casey, a casual drink at a busy New York restaurant turns into a hilarious high-stakes dinner. Can this couple turn what could be a dating disaster into something special before the check arrives? It's been extended. First Date at the Historic State Theater in Downtown Olympia through Saturday the 29th. More information and tickets are available at
It's Books by the Bay: A Seaside Celebration to benefit the South Sound Reading Foundation. It's an evening under the summer night sky with authors Jim Lynch and Peter Stark, live music with Red & Ruby, food by Ramblin' Jacks, a silent auction, a raffle, and literary games. It's happening at 7:00 Friday night at Port Plaza Park in Olympia. Tickets are available at, click the EVENTS tab.
The Washington Utilities and Transportation Commission reminds you to get ready to change the way you dial local calls. The new 564 area code is being laid over the 360 area code now and then expanded over the 206, 253, and 425 area codes as necessary. The new 564 area code begins to be assigned to new telephone lines or service beginning August 28th. That requires a new dialing procedure for callers in the Western Washington area codes to dial the area code plus the seven-digit telephone number. Local calls continue to be local even though 10-digit dialing is required. The new dialing procedure begins next Saturday.
The Washington State Department of Transportaion is advising drivers to expect major congestion on northbound I-5 through Olympia this weekend and next. Work at Pacific Avenue could have northbound drivers seeing long backups. If you have to use northbound I-5, WSDOT asks that you go early or late in the day. Because of anticipated backups, give yourself plenty of additional time. For more information, see WSDOT's website here.
The Friends of the Olympia Library are doing it again. It's another Books and Media Sale for all ages and most interests. You'll find hard cover books and trade soft cover books for just a dollar, mass market paperbacks for 50, and children's books for a quarter. There are also LPs, CDs, and DVDs for a dollar; and VHS & cassettes for 50. All other items priced as marked. It's happening next Saturday from 10:00 to 4:00, and then Sunday from 1:00 to 4:00. On Sunday you can fill a provided bag with sale items for just $3.00. All proceeds benefit the Olympia Library. It's happening at the Olympia Timberland Library at 313 8th Avenue.
Lacey Parks & Recreation presents the Children's Entertainment Series co-sponsored by the Friends of the Lacey Timberland Regional Library. It continues Tuesday with comedian songwriter Norman Foote. There are food vendors available. Take along your own seating. Showtime is at 6:30 in the heart of Lacey at Huntamer Park, at the corner of 7th and Woodland Square Loop.
Lacey Parks & Recreation presents the Lacey in Tune concert series. It continues Wednesday with vintage jazz with Sundae & Mr. Goessl. There are food vendors available. Take along your own seating. Showtime is at noon in the heart of Lacey at Huntamer Park, at the corner of 7th and Woodland Square Loop.
Lacey Parks & Recreation presents Music & Movies at Dusk. It continues tonight with original country music from The Missy G Band followed by the PG-rated Zootopia. The concert starts at 7:00 and the movie follows at dusk on the 18X18 foot screen. Concessions are available. Take along your own seating. It's all happening in the heart of Lacey at Huntamer Park, at the corner of 7th and Woodland Square Loop.
This year marks the 38th year of the free Music in the Park Summer Concert Series. Its summer fun for the whole family. It continues Wednesday night with American Jazz from Harumph at Sylvester Park in Downtown Olympia. Take a blanket with you and enjoy. Showtime is 7:00. Music in the Park from the Olympia Downtown Association.
It's Screen on the Green from Tumwater Parks and Recreation. Free films at dusk Fridays throughout August at the Tumwater Valley Golf Course. Take a blanket and chairs and enjoy outdoor cinema. The series kicks off Friday, August 4th, with the PG-rated Lego Batman Movie. Showtime is at dusk. For more information, contact Tumwater Parks and Recreation (360.754.4160).
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.