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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 today 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 Productions’ celebrated group of improv comics presents a show about the joys (and tragedies) of going back to school. They’ve grabbed their letterman’s jackets, their pom-pom’s, 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 Wednesday night 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.
Enjoy A Slice of the Good Life. It's a gala and silent auction presented by Pizza Klatch -- the Thurston County nonprofit that creates a safe school environment for LGBTQ youth. The event features performances by Vicci Martinez and The Righteous Mothers. There's also a silent auction, wine and beer tasting, a youth art show, and more. It's happening Saturday at the Washington Center for the Performing Arts in Downtown Olympia. Tickets are are available at Get more information at
Surviving an Active Shooter. An active shooter can happen anywhere at anytime. Get your questions answered by public safety officials. Homeland Security Region 3; Thurston County Medic One; the Thurston County Sheriff's Offce; the Olympia, Lacey and Tumwater Police Departments; Saint Martin's, SPSCC, The Evergreen State College; and others invite you to a free forum at the Norman Worthington Conference Center at Saint Martin's University from 6:30 to 8:30 the evening of Wednesday the 10th, and at the Kenneth J. Minnaert Center for the Arts at South Puget Sound Community College from 6:30 to 8:30 the evening of Thursday the 11th. These forums are free. There's no pre-registration required. Refreshments are being provided. For more information, call 360.867.2826.
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 the month on 3rd street behind the post office in Downtown Shelton. Visit them online at
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. Support Wolf Haven International. All proceeds directly help Wolf Haven. It's happening starting at 5:00 the evening of Saturday the 27th. It's a 21-and-over event. Admission is $50 per person. RSVP at 360.264.HOWL on online at
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 the 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.