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Here comes Olympia Family Theater's 12th Mainstage Season. The new season features a few familiar titles, two South Sound originals, and one world premiere. The five productions of the season include Dr. Seuss' The Cat in the Hat, Winnie the Pooh, 3 Impossible Questions, The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane, and Cinder Edna. The first show, The Cat in the Hat, opens the 29th. Tickets and subscriptions are on sale now. Get more information at
The City of Tumwater Fire Department and the American Red Cross of South Puget Sound are partnering for the Sound the Alarm Smoke Detector Installation Project. The project offers free smoke detector installation and fire safety information to those in need. Volunteers are needed to assist the Fire Department and the Red Cross in installing smoke alarms in two designated housing communities in Tumwater this Saturday and Saturday, October 7th -- both days from 9:00 to 1:00. All materials and training are being provided the morning of the event, along with refreshments. Work is being done in teams of two or three. All volunteers have to be at least 18-years-old years and be able to pass a background check. To find out how to register, call the Tumwater Volunteer Coordinator at 360.252.5424 or email
It's time for some Ford-fuled fun as Mustangs West Car Club celebrates the 30th birthday bash of the Ponies in the Park Carshow. It's your chance to see marvelous Mustangs in all their glory. Have a Mustang or Ford-powered car? You're invited to show yours, too. Pre-registration is just 15 dollars; 20 dollars on the day of the show. Over 190 Ford-powered cars are expected to attend. There are awards in 46 different classes. On top of all that, you're helping a good cause. Net profits benefit the Thurston County Food Bank. It starts at 9:00 Sunday morning in the heart of Lacey at Huntamer Park. Head on over this weekend for a day full of food, raffles, vendors, and Ford-fueled fun. The 30th birthday bash of Ponies in the Park. See to find out more.
Get your motor running. Time again for the Born to Be Wild Auction to benefit the Boys and Girls Clubs of Thurston County. The 15th annual Born to be Wild Auction is Friday the 29th at St. Martins University's Marcus Pavilion. Dress up, dress casual, or -- this year -- dress like you’re going to Nashville. Tickets are just two hundred dollars for food, drinks, and all kinds of fun. See for tickets and more information.
Rebuilding Together Thurston County -- RTTC -- is the local affiliate of a national organization whose mission is to provide safe and healthy homes for low-income homeowners. RTTC is putting on The Ride to Rebuild this next weekend. It's a poker run on motorcycles and in cars offering a fun afternoon of exploring Thurston County while raising funds for RTTC. The Ride to Rebuild is happening the afternoon of Saturday the 30th at 3:00 at Northwest Harley Davidson in Lacey. See the event's page on Facebook to learn more.
Lacey Parks and Recreation presents Children's Day. It's a great day of free family fun. There are games, activities, arts & crafts, food, entertainment, and more. It happens rain or shine. The theme this year is Super Heroes, dress as your favorite Super Hero. There's a velcro wall, appearances by Batman and Wonder Woman, The Brian White Band is performing. It's all going on Saturday, October 7th, from 11:00 to 2:00, in the heart of Lacey at Huntamer Park. Find out more, contact Lacey Parls and Recreation at 360.491.0857. Children's Day is co-sponsored by Lacey Parks & Recreation, the Lacey Timberland Library, and Lacey Loves to Read.
The City of Tumwater and OBee Credit Union are sponsoring the Clean up, Drop Off medication and document shredding event. Volunteers are needed to assist with processing the drop off of old medications, household donations, books, bicycles, and documents for shredding, at no cost for anyone wanting to discard these items. It's happening Saturday, October 14th from 9:00 to 1:00 in front of Tumwater City Hall on Israel Road. Volunteers must be at least 18. Contact the the Tumwater Volunteer Coordinator at 360.252.5424 or email to find out you can volunteer for this event.
The Lacey Sunrise Lions are holding a Spaghetti & Bingo Fundraiser. Your ticket Includes spaghetti with meat, marinara or white sauce, Caesar salad, garlic bread, dessert and beverage and one bingo card and six bingo games. Those under 18 must be accompanied by an adult and must purchase a Bingo card in order to play. Price is only $20 per adult. For children under five, it's just $5.00. Funds raised go to support programs in our community. It's happening Saturday, October 21st, at the Lacey Senior Center on Pacific Avenue. Doors open at 4:00. Dinner is served at 4:30. Bingo follows dinner .
It's the Hawks Holiday Happening Gift & Craftfair. River Ridge High School Band Students are holding their annual fundraiser for the band students, with vendor and other fees going directly into the student accounts to cover costs of Band uniforms, competitions, and more. One of the largest caft fairs in Thurston County, this bazaar features over 165 talented local vendors offering a unique mix of specialty items and one-of-a-kind handmade gifts and art work. To help raise much needed money, students are hosting a concession stand in conjunction with the craftfair and are also holding a silent auction. Entry to the event is free, there are hourly free door prize drawings, and there is plenty of free parking. There is also free entertainment throughout the day. It's happening Saturday, December 2nd, from 9:00 to 4:00 at 350 River Ridge Drive Southeast in Lacey. Find out more here.
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