“Little Shop of Horrors” fundraiser Bring a bag of food to the 7:30 p.m. production of “Little Shop of Horrors” on Thursday at the Evergreen Playhouse, and your admission is free. The Playhouse, located at 226 Center St. W, Centralia, will be a drop-off point for donations for the Lewis County Food Bank from Nov. 30-Dec. 16. Donations will be distributed to food banks throughout southwestern Washington.
5K Reindeer Run and Free one-mile Candy Cane Run Sponsored by Olympia-Thurston County CrimeStoppers, the event raises awareness for Crime Stoppers and proceeds help pay cash rewards for tips. The fee for the 5K race is $30, but the one-mile run is free. Registration begins at 7:30 a.m. Sunday, and the run kicks off at 9 a.m. at The Hands On Children’s Museum, 414 Jefferson St. NE, Olympia. Santa will hand out candy canes, jingle bells for all runners, and long-sleeve tech tees to all registered 5k runners. To learn more about Olympia-Thurston County CrimeStoppers, go to crimebusters.org.
food and toy drive Sponsored by Capital Medical Center and Olympia Orthopaedic Associates. Food donations will benefit the Thurston County Food Bank and the toys will be donated to Toys for Tots Thurston County. Drop-off locations are the main and registration lobbies of Capital Medical Center, 3900 Capital Mall Drive SW, Olympia. Capital Medical Center and Olympia Orthopaedic Associates will compete to see which organization can collect the most donations.
thurston county food bank needs clean, untorn paper grocery sacks. If you can help, drop them off between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. Mondays-Fridays at 220 Thurston Ave. NE, Olympia.