Join the Thurston County Veterans Council for the annual Memorial Day Ceremony in the Capitol Rotunda on Memorial Day. Music from the American Legion Band starts at 10:30 and the program begins at 11. Everyone is welcome! For more details, go to dva.wa.gov.
Honor those who have paid the ultimate price for our country at annual Memorial Day Commencement Ceremony at Mills & Mills Funeral Home & Memorial Park, at 5725 Littlerock Rd in Tumwater, starting at 10 on Memorial Day. For more information, visit the Facebook Event page.
Saturday, June 1st, from 11 to 4, it's the 35th Annual Lacey Rotary Duck Dash at the Thurston County Fairgrounds. Duck Dash Ticket Raffle, Music, Kids Area, Vendors, Car Show, Food, Beer Garden, and more! Fun for the whole family! The Duck Raffle starts at 4 with over $30,000 in prizes up for grabs. Proceeds benefit Lacey Rotary and their dedication to serving the community of Lacey and Thurston County through volunteerism and community leadership. To purchase a Duck or find out more, go to LaceyRotary.org.
The Great Olympia Bike Rodeo is back! Join the Child Care Action Council June 1st from 10 till 1 at Garfield Elementary School! Kids through 8th grade will learn and practice bicycle safety and handling skills and share the joy of biking! This is a free, family-friendly, community event. Bring your bike or scooter and helmet to participate. Find out more at ccacwa.org.
Follow the yellow brick road straight to the heart of adventure as the Olympia Family Theater proudly presents The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, running till June 2nd at the Olympia Family Theater in downtown Olympia, this enchanting production promises a magical experience for the whole family. Tickets and details are available now at OlyFT.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.
Join the City of Lacey for their Juneteenth Celebration at the Regional Athletic Complex , Saturday June 15, from 11:30 to 4:00. Enjoy a FREE BBQ lunch, live music by Andy Stokes, a short program, free haircuts by Olympia Barber School, and time to celebrate and connect with your community. All community members are invited and welcome to attend. more CityOfLacey.org.
The City of Olympia invites you to the 2024 Juneteenth Celebration Festival at Rebecca Howard Park on Saturday, June 22nd, from 1 till 5. Join the City of Olympia and The Women of Color in Leadership Movement for performances and presentations, as well as "The Marketplace" featuring a vendor area with Black owned and operated businesses. For more information, visit the Facebook Event page.
Join the Lacey Police Department for the annual Cops, Cars N Kids event Saturday July 27th, from 11-3 at Cabelas in Lacey. New location, same fun FREE event for all ages! Check out the car show, grab some free popcorn or a snow cone, meet LPD officers, sit in their cars, watch demonstrations, bounce in the bounce houses, hit up the LPD swag booth and Kids Clinic booths, check out all of the other great vendors, donate blood with Bloodworks NW and top it all off with something delicious from onee of the food trucks! Find out more at LPD's Facebook Page.
During the hot summer months, Lacey Water Utility customers often use up to 15 million gallons of water per day. That is more than double what is used during the rest of the year because of outdoor watering and irrigation. To help conserve valuable water resources, Lacey's Alternate Day Watering Schedule runs June 1st to September 30th. If you're a Lacey Water Customer and your address ends in an odd number, your watering days are Monday, Wednesday and Saturday. If your address ends in an even number, your watering days are Sunday, Tuesday and Thursday. Friday is a non-watering day for everyone. Failure to follow the Odd/Even schedule may lead to fines, and ultimately, shut off of the customer’s water service. Find out more CityOfLacey.org.
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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