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Harlequin Productions presents The Magical Mystery Midsummer Musical. After years as a rock musician and songwriter, Harlequin Musical Director Bruce Whitney began composing music for theater when his sister-in-law, Linda Whitney, invited him to score a production of Shakespeare’s Macbeth in the Summer of 1988. Since then, he has composed music and song for over 30 productions. He has musically directed every Stardust Christmas show since 2001 and nine original summer rock’n’roll celebrations. This year, Harlequin is celebrating his 30th anniversary in theater with a show that features his music performed with the magic of illusion, singers, dancers, and aerial artists to explore the mysteries of inspiration. The Magical Mystery Midsummer Musical runs through the 21st at the Historic State Theater in Downtown Olympia. More information and tickets are available now at
It's the 16th Annual Historic Montesano Car Show. There are over 40 awards, dash plaques and goodie bags to the first 200 cars. It's happening in Montesano -- between Olympia and the Washington coast. It's happening Saturday. Registration starts at 8:00 in the morning. The show runs til 3:00. Entry fee is $20 or $15 with a donation of a non-perishable food item. All proceeds are donated to the Montesano Food Bank and several other charitable organizations. Find out more at the Historic Montesano Car Show Facebook Page.
The ASSE International Student Exchange Programs (ASSE), in cooperation with area high schools, is looking for local families to host boys and girls between the ages of 15 and 18 from a variety of countries: Norway, Denmark, Spain, Italy, Japan, to name a few. ASSE students are enthusiastic and excited to experience American culture while they practice their English. They also love to share their own culture and language with their host families. Host families welcome these students into their family, not as a guest, but as a family member, giving everyone involved a rich cultural experience. To find out how to become involved with ASSE, go to or call the ASSE Western Regional Office at 1.800.733.2773.
Help Big Brothers Big Sisters of Southwest Washington create a STEAM learning lab for community kids to explore Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math. Toyota of Olympia has provided a 2018 Toyota automobile that is being raffled off to support this funding campaign. Raffle tickets are only $100 and you have the chance to win your choice of one of four vehicles, or $5,000 cash. All taxes and fees are covered. To enter, you can go to Tickets are also available for purchase at Toyota of Olympia and at the Big Brothers Big Sisters Office. Only 1,200 tickets are being sold. The drawing is August 1st and the winner need not be present to win. Help Big Brothers Big Sisters of Southwest Washington.
Here comes the 7th Annual Olympia Brewfest. Celebrating the brewing heritage of Olympia, with over 30 breweries and the most lip-smacking delicious brews and hard ciders you're ever likely to quaff. There are misters to keep you cool, and live music. It’s all to benefit the Thurston Chamber Foundation's projects. Advance tickets just 25 dollars and are available now at It's coming up Saturday, August 4th, from 1:00 to 8:30 at Olympia’s Port Plaza. Find out more at
Lacey Parks and Recreation presents the the Lacey In Tune Concert and Entertainment Series including Music and Movies. The series continues with comedy hypnotist Justin James followed by the PG 13-rated Jumanji -- Welcome to the Jungle on the 18X18 foot screen. Concessions are for sale. Take along your own seating. See it all Saturday night. The concert is at 7:00. The movie starts at dusk in the heart of Lacey at Huntamer Park. Admission is free. For more information, contact Lacey Parks (360.491.0857).
Lacey Parks and Recreation presents the the Lacey In Tune Concert and Entertainment Series including the Childrens Entertainment Series. This week's show features a one-woman musical about the myths, lore and facts of the legendary unicorn, interwoven with a heartfelt tale about chasing your twinkle, overcoming the cloud of gloom and using the magic words 'I believe in you' to help yourself and others along life's great adventure. See Unicorns Believe Tuesday night at 6:30 in the heart of Lacey at Huntamer Park. Admission is free. For more information, contact Lacey Parks (360.491.0857).
Lacey Parks and Recreation presents the the Lacey In Tune Concert and Entertainment Series including the Concerts at Noon. This week's show features Hot Smooth Jazz with Darren Motamedy. Darren has been producing and releasing Smooth Jazz Albums since 1989. He has performed, opened for, and worked with Ray Charles, Kenny G, Grover Washington Jr., Tom Scott and more. See Darren Motamedy today at noon in the heart of Lacey at Huntamer Park. Admission is free. For more information, contact Lacey Parks (360.491.0857).
This year marks the 39th year of Olympia's free Music in the Park Summer Concerts. This year's series continues tonight with Hook Me Up featuring jazz, r&b and Latin music. Showtime is 7:00 in Sylvester Park in Downtown Olympia. Presented by the Olympia Downtown Alliance.
It's the Pearl Foundation of Puget Sound's 4th annual charity golf tournament -- a great day of golf and numerous other activities including a putting contest, several hole-in-one contests, a $100,000 shootout, team prizes and more. Funds raised from this event support scholarship programs, a mentoring program at the Boys and Girls Club, and other youth programs in the area. It's happening at the Golf Club at Hawks Prairie in Lacey coming up on Saturday, August 25th. Visit the Pearl Foundation Charity Golf Tournament website here to find out more.
Again this summer, Tumwater Parks and Recreation presents Screen on the Green. It's guaranteed fun for the whole family. It's happening at the Tumwater Valley Golf Course. Head over early and enjoy dinner on the patio at the River's Edge Restaurant, grab something at the on-site food truck, or pack a picnic. Take along chairs and blankets. The movie starts at dusk. The series kicks off with the PG-rated Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle Friday, August 3rd. Admission is free. For more information, contact Tumwater Parks (360.754.4160).
The Tumwater Farmers Market runs weekly from 10:00 to 2:00 on Wednesdays through September. It's at the corner of Capitol and Israel. This year there are more prepared food vendors which makes the market a delicious lunch destination. You will also find a larger variety of farm fresh produce.
It's back. To reduce peak demand during summer months, the City of Lacey’s mandatory alternate-day watering schedule for yards and outdoor landscapes runs through September. Lacey water customers with addresses ending in odd numbers (1, 3, 5, 7, and 9) may water Saturday, Monday, and Wednesday. Those with addresses ending in even numbers (0, 2, 4, 6, and 8) may water on Sunday, Tuesday, and Thursday. Friday is a non-watering day for everybody. The watering policy allows for limited exemptions. You must contact Lacey Water Resources to get an exemption. For more information, contact Lacey Water Resources (360.491.5600).
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.
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, FAX it to 360.236.1133, or mail it to 2124 Pacific Avenue, Olympia, 98506.