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The Timberline High School Choirs present Reflections on Humanity. The show is Tuesday night at 7:00 at the Koval Center for the Performing Arts. Admission is free.
The Capital Food and Wine Festival is back -- now on its 29th year. Gather your friends and take your time sampling from more than 100 regional wines. Graze the isles of mouth-watering cuisine options from local restaurants and specialty shops. Linger longer listening to live Jazz and Blues. If a Sports Bar is more your style, head for the O'Blarney's tent with big screen TV's and their own lively band. It's happening from noon to 9:00 Saturday at Saint Martin's Marcus Pavilion in Lacey. Proceeds benefit Saint Martin's student scholarships. Sponsored by the Saint Martin's Alumni Association, Thurston County Chapter. Learn more at
It's the Capital High School Booster Club's annual dinner and auction fundraiser. This year they're celebrating Spring Break -- Cabo Style. Wanna get away? Find your shorts and flip flops and enjoy the party. All the proceeds support WIAA activities at Capital, including band, choir, debate, cheer, dance, drama, and sports teams. The dinner and auction are being held from 5:30 to 10:00 at South Puget Sound Community College. Seating is limited. Tickets are on sale now. Find out more at
The Lacey Sunrise Lions are hosting their annual All-You-Can-Eat Pancake Breakfast & Car Show. Breakfast features all-you-can-eat pancakes, scrambled eggs, sausage, biscuits & gravy, assorted juices, beverages and coffee. The Car show is presented by Corvettes de Olympia. Proceeds help support the Lacey Sunrise Lions many charitable community projects, including providing dictionaries to all North Thurston School District 3rd graders; building wheelchair ramps; the Lacey Flag Project, which allows them to hang flags throughout Lacey on all patriotic holidays; Camp Leo, a local camp for diabetic children; the the Northwest Lions Eyeglass Recycling Center, (one of only a few facilities in the United States that collects and distributes recycled eyeglasses); Homeless Backpacks; and the Thurston County Food Bank, just to name a few. Tickets are $8 for adults and $4 for children under 12. It's happening Saturday morning from 7:00 to 11:00 at The Lacey Senior Center at 6757 Pacific Avenue.
Concern for Animals is putting on an Easter Bunny Breakfast. Breakfast includes pancakes, bacon or sausage, eggs, and juice. And, of course, the Easter Bunny is there. It's $10 per ticket. Up to two children under 12 can eat free with an adult ticket. It's happening Saturday morning from 9:00 to 11:00 at the Capital Mall Applebee's.
Feline Friends is putting on the 11th annual Dog-Gone Easter Egg Hunt. There's a doggie fashion show, prizes, food, and even a bake sale. It's all happening at the Regional Athletic Complex in Lacey. The first hunt is at 11:00. A kids hunt is at noon. The fashion show is at 1:00. A second hunt is at 2:00. There's a donation of $4 per person, kids 12 and under just $1, and $4 per fashion show entry. All proceeds benefit Feline Friends and Fences for Fido. To find out more, call 360.280.9016.
The Rainier Education Foundation presents its annual Auction for Education. You're invited to have a night of fun while helping Rainier High School students turn their college dreams into a reality. Be a part of the 19th annual Auction for Education. Itís at Rainier High School Saturday. Doors open at 3:30. There's a silent auction at 4:00, BBQ by Steele Clayton at 6:00, and the Parade of Seniors and Live Auction at 7:00. For more information, call 360.789.3563.
The Olympia Little Theater presents a quirky romantic comedy for all ages -- Butterflies are Free. Itís 1969 and young Don Baker, blind since birth, has made a bid for independence by moving to his very first apartment in Manhattan. Then he meets his new neighbor, a free-spirited, wannabe actress. Things are going great until his mother appears wanting him to end his experiment and come home. When Mom and neighbor meet, neither is thrilled and they disagree strongly about what is best for Don. However, Don may have some ideas of his own. Butterflies are Free runs through next Sunday at the Olympia Little Theater at 1925 Miller Avenue in Olympia. Tickets and more information are available at
A selection of pieces from the USS Olympia's official presentation silver service are on display this month at Olympia City Hall. The antique silver set was presented to the historic U.S. Navy warship more than 100 years ago following local and statewide efforts to raise funds for the service. The silver pieces can be viewed Monday through Friday between 8:00 and 5:00 at Olympia City Hall. After the USS Olympia gained status as a legendary American ship in the 1898 Battle of Manila Bay, local and statewide efforts raised money to purchase the set that was officially presented to the ship in 1899. A note from the Washington State Department of Enterprise Services.
This summer, more than 300 teenagers throughout Washington are hitting the road to pick up litter and protect the environment with the Ecology Youth Corps. Applications are now being accepted for summer EYC work. Those chosen typically work on a crew near their home, and earn $11.50 an hour for a four-week session in either early or late summer. EYC has more than 30 crews across the state, so most young people will be able to begin and end their day at a location near their home. You can apply online and also find schedules, crew locations, and other information here. Applications are due by early April.
The Olympia Eagles present their Annual Easter Egg Hunt. It's happening Easter Sunday -- Sunday, April 1st -- starting at 2:00 sharp at Priest Point Park in Olympia. Get there early. Ages up to 12-years-old all hunt at exactly 2:00. There are 21,000 eggs filled with candy and prizes. Even the Easter Bunny is visiting.
The Olympia Family Theater presents The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane. Edward Tulane is an expensive toy rabbit made of china. He is loved by a little girl named Abilene, but Edward doesn't care. He is vain and self-centered. Tossed overboard, stuck in a traveler's knapsack, used as a scarecrow, renamed and reinvented, Edward undertakes a life-changing 20-year journey. Through this journey, Edward learns what it is to love, what it is to lose that love, and how to find the courage to love again. Based on the novel by Kate DiCamillo, the show is weekends through April 1st: Thursday & Friday evenings at 7:00; Saturday and Sunday afternoons at 2:00. Performances are at the theater at 612 4th Avenue in Downtown Olympia. Click here for more information.
Since 1985, the annual Thurston Economic Development Council Business Awards Gala has honored local businesses and the important role they play in supporting the economic health of our region. The 2018 event is happening Friday, April 20th, at the Indian Summer Golf & Country Club. The award categories are: new business, small business, non-profit, and corporate employer. Nominations come from within the community, and winners are announced at the event. Find out more at the Thurston Economic Development Council website.
They're getting set for the 31st annual Lacey Spring Fun Fair. It's at Saint Martinís University. Please note that this free family festival has been moved back to the third weekend in May. It's happening Saturday & Sunday, May 19th & 20th. There's Kidsworld with free activities, two stages of entertainment, arts & crafts, (back by popular demand) free pony rides, a free circus rrain, inflatables, a ferris wheel, there's a car show and a lip sync battle on Sunday. Organizers are accepting applications now for vendors, sponsors, volunteers, and lip sync battle contestants. Find out more at
The INSPIRE Womenís Business Conference was created for forward-looking women business owners and business leaders in our community. These women seek to increase their knowledge to overcome challenges they face in business, build their confidence with new skills, effectively communicate value to their customers, and bring innovation into their organizations. Register between now and April 2nd to recieve $10 off your INSPIRE registration. Save even more by registering your friends and co-workers at the same time. The conference is Wednesday, May 2nd, from 8:00 to 2:00 at the Center for Business & Innovation at 4220 6th Avenue in Lacey. Parking is free. For more information, email or call 360.464.6050.
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