Join the Capital High School Parent Organization for the Cougar Craft Fair and Car Show 2024, Saturday, April 20th from 10-3 at the CHS Commons and lower parking lots: 2707 Conger Ave NW, Olympia. Craft Fair, Car Show, Raffle Prizes, CHS Cougarettes Dance team performances, food trucks and more! All to raise money for the students and staff at CHS. Find out more at CHSPO.org.
How can you help the Earth for Earth Day? Become a water superhero at LOTT's WET Science Center. W-E-T stands for Water, Education, and Technology. It's interesting, fun and FREE. Open Monday through Saturday from 10 till 4, at 500 Adams Street, across from the Hands On Children's Museum. The WET Science Center offers exhibits, displays, games, and activities for people of all ages. Saturday, April 20th, create your own superhero identity, make crafts, and play games to learn ways to save water and protect the planet. Find out more about Wet Science Center events, tours and programs at WetScienceCenter.org.
The fish are jumping at Longs Pond! Head to Woodland Creek Community Park for the Lacey Family Fish-In, Saturday, April 20th. Kids start by exploring fishing information, water safety, and more. Then they head over to the pond for an hour of fishing time. Volunteers are onsite to help teach fishing basics and assist the kids in catching their first fish! The event is for kids 4-14 and is just $5 each. Pre-registration is required, and includes a rod and reel for you to keep! Find out more and register at CityofLacey.org.
The 14th Annual Shelter Shower is coming up April 24th, from noon to 4, at the United Way of Thurston County office, 3525 7th Ave in Olympia. The United Way is collecting much-needed shelter items for the Family Support Center of South Sound and SafePlace. Local shelters are in need of diapers, wipes, cleaning supplies, hygiene items, and more. By donating during this event, you're directly impacting the lives of individuals and families in need in our community. Every donation, big or small, goes a long way in providing comfort and essentials to those who need it most. For more information on how you can help, go to UnitedWay-Thurston.org.
The Thurston County Fair Foundation is hosting the Spring 2nd Hand Safari at the Thurston County Fairgrounds Friday, April 26th from noon to 4, and Saturday the 27th from 8 to 4. Garage Sale, Swap Meet, and Craft Fair, there's treasure to be found for everyone. Crafts, collectibles, furniture, and much much more. Find out more at ThurstonCountyFairFoundation.com. Proceeds go towards ongoing projects to improve the fairgrounds and make them more accessible for year-round use.
Olympia Arts Walk is coming April 26th and 27th. Arts Walk is a semi-annual community event celebrating the arts. Thousands gather in downtown Olympia for a festive arts experience that uses creativity to connect and engage. Many of the unique downtown businesses and organizations transform their spaces into creative hubs filled with art, demonstrations, and performances. In the streets and sidewalks, find pop up performances and places to connect around almost every corner. Arts Walk is a program of the City of Olympia Department of Parks, Arts & Recreation and the Arts Commission, with support provided by local businesses, artists and community partners. Get more information at ArtsWalkOly.com.
There is still plenty of time to register for the 4th Annual Safeplace Golf Tournament, May 17th at Capitol City Golf Club in Olympia. Player and Raffle prizes throughout the day, all skill levels are welcome. Registration is $125 per person or $500 for a 4-person team. Every penny spent at the tournament serves survivors of sexual and domestic violence in our community. Find out more and register at SafePlaceOlympia.org.
Join the City of Lacey for two days of Free, Family Fun! It's the Lacey Spring Fun Fair, May 18th & 19th at Saint Martin’s University! With rides, vendors, food, and more you won’t want to miss this amazing event! Get more information at CityOfLacey.org.
Join the Olympia Lowlife Riders for the 9th Annual HAVEN HOUSE Charity Ride, Saturday morning, June 15th. Registration for the ride starts at 9, first bike out at 10:30. The ride starts at Buzz's Tavern on Mud Bay Rd in Olympia and ends at the Littlerock Tavern. There's music, raffles, food and more. $20 for single riders and $30 for double and all proceeds benefit Haven House, a part of Community Youth Services that has transformed the lives of children and teens who desperately need someone to take a chance on them. To donate or find out more, email OLR4HAVENHOUSE@GMAIL.COM.
There is an ongoing need for blood to help cancer patients, victims of traumatic injuries, and many others who require transfusion support. Donations with Bloodworks NW provide 95% of the lifesaving blood supply to Pacific Northwest hospitals. It takes about an hour to give blood from check-in to post-donation cookie. Appointments are required. See list of donor centers and blood drives at BloodworksNW.org.
Concern for Animals provides services to the community including financial assistance for spay/neuter and veterinary care, a weekly pet food bank and pet food delivery with Meals on Wheels, adoption and rescue, and so much more. The services provided to our community help keep pets safe, healthy, and home. Whether it’s placing a kitten with the perfect forever family, or providing assistance to a pet owner ​that can't make ends meet, Concern for Animals is dedicated to helping those that cannot help themselves. Find out how you can help at ConcernForAnimals.org.
The City of Olympia’s Saturday Drop-Off Site is open for the season. The site is at 1000 10th Avenue SE off Eastside Street and is open every Saturday from 9 till 2, through November 2rd. Olympia residents can dispose of scrap metal, yard debris and traditional recyclables at the site. Scrap metal and traditional recyclables are free, yard debris and waste cost is determind by load size and type of material. Visit OlympiaWA.gov for more information. The site is open on holiday weekends.
The Washington State Department of Health suggests you take a break from social media. They say just three hours of social media a day can have a negative impact on your mental health. Remember, anyone can call or text 988 to get support for a mental crisis or other emotional distress.
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