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 in 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 compile the most donations. The winner will be announced on Dec. 28.
The ninth Annual Illuminated Ball One of South Sound’s most beloved fundraising events will be from 8 p.m.-1 a.m. Feb. 2 at the Eagle’s Grand Ballroom, 805 Fourth Ave. E., Olympia. Proceeds benefit the Procession of the Species in April. The ball is a formal event featuring dance, music, and luminary performances by local artists. There will be appetizers and libations. Tickets are $50 if purchased by Dec. 31; $65 thru Feb 2; and $75 at the door. Call 360-705-1087 for details.
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.