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The annual Click it or Ticket campaign is back. It runs through next Sunday. The Washington Traffic Safety Commission reminds you that extra seat belt and child car seat patrols are on all across Thurston County and throughout the state.
Madison Elementary School in Downtown Olympia is having its inaugural Madison Mad Dash 5k Run/Walk. It's happening Saturday, June 16th, at Heritage Park on Water Street. There's a 2.5k kids run (one lap around the lake) starting at 8:30 and a 5k starting at 9. You can register on You can find out more at There are prizes and refreshments following the race.This is a fundraiser for the Madison Elementary School's Parent Teacher Organization.
It's Blues and Brews. This Father's Day weekend, you're invited to join the Shelton-Mason County Chamber for the inaugural Blues & Brews Brew Fest with live blues music. A number of breweries (and a few cideries, as well) are in attendance. Entry is $5 per person. Food and drink scrip is available for purchase. This is a 21 and over event. It's happening Saturday, June 16th, from noon to 5:00 at Evergreen Square in Downtown Shelton.
Here's a chance to help at-risk kids and have fun at the same time. The Olympia Lowlife Riders are putting on their 3rd Annual Card Run. It benefits Community Youth Services Haven House, which helps kids extend their learning and develop life skills in a safe comfortable home-like setting. The Card Run is Saturday, June 16th. Registration starts at 9:00 in the morning at the Nisqually Pub. The ride ends at 2-Mile House with live music and raffles. Itís $10 for a single rider or $15 for a double. See the Olympia Lowlife Riders Facebook Page for more.
Olympia's Poet Laureate is seeking submissions of poetry for an upcoming anthology publication titled I Hear Olympia Singing. Poems should reflect your unique experience and vision of Olympia's past, present and future. Submit up to three poems to Just paste poems into the e-mail. Submissions are being accepted through July 15th. For more information about Olympiaís Poet Laureate Program, call 360.709.2678.
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.
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.