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Take the Build Off Challenge hosted by the Child Care Action Council. Kids and their families and friends can take the challenge to build the tallest structure out of 500 wooden Keva planks with a chance to win great prizes including the grand prize of a night's stay at Great Wolf Lodge. While children aren't building, they can enjoy a wide range of early learning activities; fun games, arts & crafts, reading fun, and safety activities. Special activities are being held by Safe Kids Thurston County, the South Sound Reading Foundation, the Timberland Regional Library, the Hands On Children's Museum, the Lacey Fire Department and more. It's happening at the Lacey Community Center from 10:00 to 1:00 Wednesday.
It's the Pearl Foundation of Puget Sound's 4th annual charity golf tournament -- a great day of golf and numerous other activities including a putting contest, several hole-in-one contests, a $100,000 shootout, team prizes and more. Funds raised from this event support scholarship programs, a mentoring program at the Boys and Girls Club, and other youth programs in the area. It's happening at the Golf Club at Hawks Prairie in Lacey Saturday. Visit the Pearl Foundation Charity Golf Tournament website here to find out more.
Again this summer, Tumwater Parks and Recreation presents Screen on the Green. It's guaranteed fun for the whole family. It's happening at the Tumwater Valley Golf Course. Head over early and enjoy dinner on the patio at the River's Edge Restaurant, grab something at the on-site food truck, or pack a picnic. Take along chairs and blankets. The movie starts at dusk. The series concludes with the PG-13 rated Wonder Woman Friday night. Admission is free. For more information, contact Tumwater Parks (360.754.4160).
For the seventh year, young choreographers from Olympia’s Ballet Northwest are surprising and delighting the audience at the Young Choreographers Showcase. At the event, you'll encounter a variety of styles of dance, including ballet, modern dance, and jazz. This year's show highlights original productions from 16 choreographers. The show is happening next Sunday night starting at 7:00 at the Kenneth J. Minnaert Center for the Arts at South Puget Sound Community College. Tickets can be purchased at or by calling 360.753.8586.
You're invited to a festival hosted by Friendly Water for the World. It's their annual fundraiser and an event for the entire family. There's an art sale, games, BioSand Filter demos, fabulous food, incredible African and Hip Hop music, sand sculpturing, and lots to touch, see and do. Admission is $10; 12 and under are free. It's happening at the Olympia Friends Meetinghouse at 3201 Boston Harbor Road from noon to 4:00 on Saturday, September 8th. Find out more at
Harlequin Productions presents Ruthless -- the stage mother of all musicals. Eight-year-old Tina Denmark knows she was born to play Pippi Longstocking, and she'll do anything to win the part in her school musical. Anything includes murdering the leading lady. This aggressively outrageous musical hit garnered rave reviews during its long Off-Broadway run. It's a musical comedy recommened for all ages with guidance. Ruthless is on now and runs through September 15th at Harlequin Productions in the historic State Theater on 4th Avenue in Downtown Olympia. Find out more at
The Tumwater Farmers Market runs weekly from 10:00 to 2:00 on Wednesdays through September. It's at the corner of Capitol and Israel. This year there are more prepared food vendors which makes the market a delicious lunch destination. You will also find a larger variety of farm fresh produce.
It's back. To reduce peak demand during summer months, the City of Lacey’s mandatory alternate-day watering schedule for yards and outdoor landscapes runs through September. Lacey water customers with addresses ending in odd numbers (1, 3, 5, 7, and 9) may water Saturday, Monday, and Wednesday. Those with addresses ending in even numbers (0, 2, 4, 6, and 8) may water on Sunday, Tuesday, and Thursday. Friday is a non-watering day for everybody. The watering policy allows for limited exemptions. You must contact Lacey Water Resources to get an exemption. For more information, contact Lacey Water Resources (360.491.5600).
The Olympia Family Theater's 13th Mainstage Season features five amazing productions that will illuminate your imagination. The selected shows each have a strong connection to literature, both classic and newly written. The five mainstage productions for the 2018-19 season include Corduroy, Tiny Tim's Christmas Carol, Flora & Ulysses, The Hundred Dresses, and Go, Dog, Go. Be a part of the magic. Tickets and Subscriptions are on sale now. Advance ticket purchase is recommended due to limited seating. Tickets are available 24 hours a day at Tickets are available at the box office an hour before each performance. The Olympia Family Theater is at 612 4th Avenue in Olympia. Call 360.570.1638.
Thurston County Medic One offers Adult Compression Only CPR and AED classes free of charge. This program is funded through the citizens of Thurston County and has trained thousands of Thurston County residents. They'd love to train you. There are several classes a month, most held at local fire departments. Does your Thurston County business or organization want your employees trained on your time? No problem, they'll come to you. The Adult Compression only CPR and AED classes last about an hour to easily fit into your busy schedule. Visit the Thurston County Medic One website, click on the CPR Class Schedule & Locations for dates and times. You can also call 360.704.2790 for more information.
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.