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COMMUNITY EVENTS
The City of Lacey kicks off the South Sound's Independence Day celebrations with The Freedom Concert and Fireworks Spectacular tonight. The Freedom Concert is from 6:30 to 10:15 in the Lacey Crossroads parking lot at Yelm Highway and College Street, followed by a fireworks display. Fireworks are being launched from William Bush Park, which is being closed for the launch. This year’s all-ages concert features high-energy music and fun. There are also family-friendly activity booths and free face painting. Pizza, ice cream, and a variety of foods are available for purchase. You're advised to take your own seating to enjoy the outdoor stage and music performances. More information is available on the city’s official website.
For over 25 years, the City of Tumwater has hosted its Annual Independence Day Parade and they're doing it again this year. The parade begins at 11:00 tomorrow morning. It starts at the corner of Capitol Boulevard and Lee Street, moves south on Capitol Boulevard to Israel Road, turns west onto Israel Road and continues past City Hall, ending up at the Linderson Way / Israel Road Intersection.
The City of Tumwater's Artesian Family Festival & Thunder Valley Fireworks Show is the biggest and best fireworks festival in the County. It happens tomorrow night at the Tumwater Valley Golf Course driving range. You'll find music, food, games, and a lot more waiting for you. Event gates open at 6:00. The fireworks show begins at 10:15. Festival entry is free. Event parking is available for $10 a car.
Registration forms are available now for Fall Arts Walk 2015. Forms for artists and downtown businesses participating in Arts Walk are available in person at The Olympia Center (222 Columbia Street), online at olympiawa.gov/artswalk, and by calling Olympia Parks, Arts & Recreation (360.753.8380). The Early Bird registration deadline is Saturday the 11th. The standard registration deadline is Saturday the 18th. Sponsored by Olympia Parks, Arts & Recreation and the Olympia Arts Commission, Fall Arts Walk is Friday, October 2nd, and Saturday, October 3rd.
Olympia Parks, Arts and Recreation announces the sponsorship of the USDA’s Simplified Summer Food Program for Children. This partnership allows meals to be made available at no charge to all attending children 18 years of age and younger. No registration required, just drop by. Free lunches are being served weekdays Lunches are served from noon to 12:30 -- hot lunches at Garfield Elementary on the West Side and cold sack lunches at Madison Elementary on Legion Way. Children 6 to 12 are invited to stick around after lunch for the City of Olympia’s Summer Kids in Parks Program. Find out more by contacting Olympia Parks, Arts and Recreation.
Lacey Parks and Recreation and the Timberland Regional Library present the Children's Entertainment Series Tuesdays at 6:30 all summer long in the heart of Lacey at Huntamer Park at the corner of 7th and Woodland Square Loop. This week, enjoy kids rock-n-roll with The Brian White Band. For more information, contact Lacey Parks and Recreation at 360.491.0857.
The City of Lacey and Lacey Parks and Recreation invite you to the Lacey in Tune concert series Wednesdays at noon all summer long in the heart of Lacey at Huntamer Park at the corner of 7th and Woodland Square Loop. Wednesday's show features features Danny Vernon and Illusions of Elvis. For more information, contact Lacey Parks and Recreation at 360.491.0857.
The City of Lacey and Lacey Parks and Recreation invite you to Music and Movies Saturday night all summer long in the heart of Lacey at Huntamer Park at the corner of 7th and Woodland Square Loop. The concert starts at 7:00 with the movie following at dusk. The movie is on an 18 X 18 foot screen. Concessions are available. Take your own seating. The first show of the season is Saturday the 18th and features music from The Coats followed by the PG-rated Goonies. For more information, contact Lacey Parks and Recreation at 360.491.0857.
The Olympia Downtown Association presents Music in the Park -- free concerts Wednesday evenings at 7. The series kicks off Wednesday night with a Beatles Tribute featuring Abbey Road LIVE at Sylvester Park in Downtown Olympia. For more information, see the ODA's website.
Each August, Tumwater Parks and Recreation presents Screen on the Green featuring movies at the outdoor cinema at the Tumwater Valley Golf Course. Movies begin at dusk. It's guaranteed fun for the whole family and admission is free. Go early and enjoy dinner on the patio at the River's Edge Restaurant or take your own picnic (as long as you abide by park rules). Low-backed chairs are allowed; grills, umbrellas, and pets are prohibited. This year's series kicks off Friday, August 7th, with the The Lego Movie (rated PG). For more information, contact Tumwater Parks & Recreation (360.754.4160).
Lacey's Alternate Day Watering program is in effect. Lacey water customers are following an alternate day watering schedule for their yards and outdoor landscapes. Alternate day watering is mandatory for all Lacey water customers through September. Water customers with addresses ending with an odd number (1, 3, 5, 7, & 9) may water Saturday, Monday, and Wednesday. Addresses ending with an even number (0, 2, 4, 6, & 8) may water on Sunday, Tuesday, and Thursday. Friday is a non-watering day for all Lacey water customers. For more information, contact Lacey Water Resources (360.438.2687).
The West Olympia Farmers' Market is open for its fifth season. The market is in a new location this season. You'll find it at 1919 Harrison Avenue in the West Central Park. Hours are Tuesday afternoons from 4:00 til 7:00 through mid-October. The West Olympia Farmers’ Market accepts EBT and debit transactions. For more information, email wolyfarmersmarket@gmail.com.
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.