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The Timberline High School Choirs present Name that Tune Thursday night at 7:00 at the Koval Center for the Performing Arts at 600 Sleater-Kinney Road in Lacey. Admission is free. Donations are accepted. Every song has a name in the title. It's a chance for you to hear the award-winning THS Choirs in their first concert of the school year.
The Great Washington Shakeout is Thursday morning at 10:18 (10:18 on 10/18). This annual earthquake drill provides individuals, families, and businesses an opportunity to practice earthquake safety. Participation can vary from a simple “drop, cover, hold on” drill to a larger test of your preparedness and planning. Resources to help guide participating businesses can be found on the ShakeOut website at ) shakeout.org/washington/. You are encouraged to participate, and asked to register. Registration is free and can be done at shakeout.org/washington/register. A note from the Washington State Emergency Management Association, the Federal Emergency Management Agency and others.
October is Conflict Resolution Month. You can help resolve conflict, promote civility, and create peace in our community as a volunteer with the Dispute Resolution Center of Thurston County. The DRC is a community-based, volunteer-powered non-profit organization dedicated to conflict resolution and prevention in the South Sound. Become trained as a mediator and work directly with people in conflict. Help people over the phone through the DRC’s Resource Line. Assist with community education and outreach efforts. To learn more about volunteer opportunities and upcoming trainings, contact the Dispute Resolution Center or visit MediateThurston.org.
You're invited to dance the night away at the newest & funnest fundraiser in town while supporting more free and reduced-cost basketball for kids in the area. It's the Adult Prom presented by South Sound Roots Academy. There's dancing, drinks, prom photos, and more. It's a 21-and-over event. It's happening from 7:00 to 11:00 the evening of Saturday, November 3rd, at the Eagles Ballroom in Olympia. Tickets available now at SouthSoundRoots.org.
It's Toast for Tails. Help pets in need and treat yourself to a night out. Wine, beer, and cider tasting, dinner from Pellegrino’s, plus a silent and live auction. Proceeds go to Concern for Animals, assisting vulnerable pets and their families. CFA offers financial support to struggling families and individuals with pets in need of spay/neuter procedures and medical care. Toast for Tails is happening the evening of Saturday, November 10th, from 5:00 to 9:00 at the Capital Event Center. Cost is $50 in advance, $60 at the door. Purchase your tickets at ConcernForAnimals.org.
It's the Annual Holiday Arts & Crafts Bazaar at SAFE Family Ministries. Each table is filled with incredible arts and crafts items. It's a huge arts and crafts bazaar. Local crafters and artisans are featuring their best. There's also a Chili Feed. Tickets are $10.00 for adults, and $7.50 for children under 6 years old. There are door prizes, raffles, fun booths, and tours. The Second Chance Sales thrift store is also open. It's happening Saturday, November 10th, from 10:00 to 4:00 at 3149 Jackson Highway in Chehalis. Find out more at safefamilyministries.com.
The Hawks Holiday Happening Gift & Craftfair is back. River Ridge High School Band Students are holding it Saturday, December 1st. It's an annual River Ridge High School Band Fundraiser with vendor and other fees going directly into the student accounts to cover costs of Band uniforms, competitions, and more. One of the largest craft fairs in Thurston County, It features over 165 vendors offering a unique mix of specialty items and one-of-a-kind handmade gifts and art work. Students are also holding a silent auction. Entry is free. There are hourly free door prize drawings, and there's plenty of free parking. There's also free entertainment throughout the day, featuring local bands & choirs. Free digital family photos taken with the band's very own Frosty the Snowman are also being offered. Saturday, December 1st, from 9:00 to 4:00 at 350 River Ridge Drive in Lacey. Check the website at nthurston.k12.wa.us/HawksHolidayHappening or or the Facebook page at facebook.com/HawksHolidayHappening to find out more.
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.
Improve your skills to get a job, keep a job, or get a better job. Get a GED, or a high school diploma. Prepare for college or a training program. Tuition is only $25 per quarter. Flexible options include: small in-person class, or class plus online studies. Schedule may include: morning, afternoon, or evening. New students start at any time. It's the Adult Basic Studies Program at Sound Learning at 133 West Railroad Ave in Downtown Shelton. For information or to sign-up, call 360.426.9733 or email director@soundlearning.co. See the website at soundlearning.co.
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.