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It's going on now. The third annual Olympia Memes Warm Coat and Blanket Drive. You can help support families in need this winter. For every donation given, you and your family are entered to win prizes -- like family passes to The Hands on Children's Museum and Charilie's Safari, or food and merchandise from Eastside Big Tom's. Take your donation to Eastside Big Tom's with your name and number to be entered to win. Olympia Memes Warm Coat and Blanket Drive supports the work of City Gates Ministries -- It's not a hand out, it's a hand up.
There's Holiday Magic in Downtown Shelton. Friday night at 6:00 in Post Office Park -- with performances by area grade schools, the Harstine Choir, and a skit by the Mason County Christian School. After the lighting, Railroad Avenue is filled with small bonfires. Kids can roast marshmallows and ride the mini-train. Stores are open til 8. Then Saturday, you can run the Mistletoe Mile starting at 4:00. At 5:00, enjoy the annual Christmas Parade presented by Kristmas Town Kiwanis. Find out more at
It's the 4th Annual Jingle Bell Run at Saint Martinís University. This fundraiser for Saints Athletics is Saturday morning on the Universityís Lacey campus. Run, walk, or stroll this 5K race thatís set against Saint Martinís beautiful wooded campus. All ages are invited. Parking is free. The 5K competitive race begins at 9:00 outside Marcus Pavilion. The Fun Run/Walk begins at 9:45. All registered runners are being timed. Finish-line celebrations immediately follow the races featuring pictures with Santa, Christmas cookies, hot cider and cocoa, and fruit and bagels. Awards are being presented to those who place in the competitive run and for the team that's the most festively adorned. Register now online on Saint Martin's webite.
Start the holiday season with a family and community tradition. Enjoy a delicious breakfast of pancakes, ham, scrambled eggs, coffee and juice in a holiday style at Boy Scout Troop 48ís annual Santa Breakfast. It's just $5.00 a person or $20.00 per family. Kids under 5 are free. It's happening Saturday morning from 7:30 to 11:30 at the First United Methodist Church on Legion Way in Olympia.
Deck the Hulls! That's the theme for the 2015 Parade of Lighted Ships. This year's parade is happening Saturday. Register at the Olympia Yacht Club between 3:00 and 5:00. The parade begins at 6:00 starting at Port Plaza. Find out more at
The Illuminated Ball is back. Be a part of it Saturday from 8:00 to midnight at the Eagles' Grand Ballroom. Once again. you'll be wowed by the spectacular Luminary Procession which follows a performance by the RADCO dance troupe. After that, don your dance shoes as Pump House gets rockiní. This year features light desserts and a great selection of wines and beer at the no host bar. In addition to all the fun in the Ballroom, shop the Holiday Craft Boutique filled with local artists and their wares. Tickets are $25 each and are available at Traditions Cafť on 5th in Olympia or online at It's a fundraiser for the Procession of the Species.
The Olympia Family Theater presents their Letís Play Daytime Show Series featuring folk tales, fairy tales, and familiar stories. The shows are generally 20 to 30 minutes long and are suitable for all ages. They're great for the very youngest audience members -- toddlers, preschoolers, and up. For December, the show is The Gingerbread Man. Run, run as fast as you can. See the show December 7th. 11th, and 12th. All performances are at 10:30 in the morning at the Olympia Family Theater on 4th Avenue in Olympia. Admission is $5 per person. For more information, call 360.570.1638 or check the website at
Navy Band Northwest presents Home for the Holidays. The 35 Navy musicians are performing timeless classics -- including Frosty the Snowman as done by Harry Connick Jr. and Please Come Home for Christmas as done by The Eagles -- and many more traditional songs. See Navy Band Northwest at 7:00 the evening of Friday, December 11th, at Shelton High School.
The Olympia Choral Society presents Happy Holidays. The 2015 Christmas concert featuring the Chinook String Quartet is coming up Friday the 11th at 7:30, Saturday the 12th at 2:30 & 7:30, and Sunday the 13th at 2:30 at the Koval Center for the Performing Arts on Sleater-Kinney in Lacey. As always, Olympia Choral Society concerts are free. Doors open a half-hour before the concert. You're encouraged to get there early to ensure seating. Donations are being gratefully accepted at the end of the concert benefiting Rebuilding Together Thurston County. For more information, visit
Santa Claus is visiting Habitat for Humanity. It's the 2nd annual Free Photos with Santa and Holiday Cookie Day(s) at the West Olympia store. It's happening Saturday and Sunday, December 12th and 13th, from 11 til 4 each day. Everybody's invited. Each child in attendance receives a free 4 x 6 print and a holiday cookie to decorate at the event while supplies last. The West Olympia Habitat for Humanity Store is at 400 Cooper Point Road. For more information, call 360.859.4842.
In all the hustle and bustle of the season, you're invited to the calm and peaceful atmosphere of the Shelton Performing Arts Center for Songs of Joy performed by Women of Note. Twenty women from the Puget Sound region are singing Christmas carols for you and your family. The performance is the evening of Tuesday, December 15th, at 7:00.
Olympia Family Theater brings A Charlie Brown Christmas to the stage this holiday season. Itís everything you remember: the songs, the dance, Snoopy, Linus with his blanket, Schroeder with his piano, just to name a few. A Charlie Brown Christmas is being performed with an adult cast. The show is recommended for all ages. It's showing Friday through Sunday through December 20th. Friday performances are at 7:00. Saturday & Sunday performances are matinees at 2:00. Tickets are available any time from the website at Performances are at Olympia Family Theater at 612 4th in Olympia.
For many, Ballet Northwestís The Nutcracker at the Washington Center is the kickoff of their holiday season. The cast consists of 200 people, including local dancers as young as 8-years-old, plus Ballet Northwest company dancers. Ballet Northwest presents The Nutcracker, a ballet in two acts coming up the weekends of December 11th and December 18th. Performances are Friday nights at 7:30, Saturdays at 2:00 and 7:30, and Sunday afternoons at 2:00 at The Washington Center for the Performing Arts in Downtown Olympia. For tickets, go online to or call 360.753.8586. The Nutcracker from Ballet Northwest is sponsored in part by 94.5 Roxy.
Discover what it means to be a WSU Master Gardener volunteer and how they serve the residents of Thurston County. Learn how you can make a difference in our community while gaining personal gardening knowledge and becoming a better gardener. To learn more, attend a pre-orientation session at the WSU Extension Office in West Olympia. For more information or to download an application visit or call 360.867.2162. Space is limited. Applications are being accepted on a first come basis until the class is full or the end of the year.
Harlequin Productions presents a holiday musical for the whole family. Harlequin presents The Stardust Christmas Dazzle. The production kicks off Harlequinís 25th anniversary season and it's the 20th installment of the companyís highly popular tradition of original musicals set in the Stardust Club in Manhattan, celebrating the spirit of the season with song, dance, and laughs. The show runs at the Historic State Theater in Downtown Olympia. Tickets are available online at or by calling 360.786.0151.
Greet the new year with the Polar Bear Plunge. Join fellow enthusiasts in this chilling ritual. Enjoy campfires, music, hot cocoa and coffee -- culminating with the plunge at 1:00 -- or stay warm and dry on shore and cheer on the swimmers. All ages welcome. It's happening New Year's Day -- Friday, January 1st -- starting at noon at Long Lake Park on Carpenter Road. For information, contact Lacey Parks and Recreation at 360.491.0857.
The annual Capital High School Father-Daughter Dance is on the way. Tickets would be a great holiday gift or stocking stuffer. The theme for this 14th annual event is Dance in Candyland! It's for girls 3-years-old and up and their fathers to spend some time dancing, doing crafts, and having ice cream sundaes. You can go on either of two nights: Friday or Saturday, January 29th or 30th. Both are from 6 til 9 at Capital High School on Olympia's Westside. Tickets are $35 a couple ($15 for each additional daughter) and are available at Tickets also available at the door. Proceeds benefit the Capital High School Parent Organization which provides monies for extra classroom needs at Capital.
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.