What's Happening for July 12

July 12, 2013 

Saturday

Master Gardener Garden Tour: A self-guided tour of six gardens, all located in the Arcadia area, sponsored by Washington State University Mason County Extension. Visit the gardens between 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Ticket books are $12, and include garden descriptions and a map; available at Sage Book Store, Shelton; Lynch Creek Floral, Shelton; Cameo Boutique, Union; Hunter Farms, Union; Laurie’s Gifts, Hoodsport; HamaHama Seafood, Lilliwaup; Jeanette’s Old Town Flowers, Allyn; and Pacific Northwest Salmon Center, Belfair. Call Michelle Lapp, 360-427-9670, ext. 689, for details.

Sunday

Senior Day Dinner Train: Chehalis-Centralia Railroad & Museum will offer The Senior Day Dinner Train ride at 5 p.m. Train rides also will be at 1 and 3 p.m. for half-price for people age 62 and older. For reservations and information, call 360-748-9593 or go to our website at steamtrainride.com.

Charley Tweatt: New age musician and speaker Charley Tweatt will share his original music with his “I am the Wind” concert at 7 p.m. at Unity Church of Olympia, 1335 Fern St. SW. Suggested donation at the door is $15-$20.

HeartStrides Benefit BBQ: Enjoy live music, fun from Hands On Children’s Museum, and food from Marv’s BBQ from 11:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. at Healing Hearts Ranch, 3500 85th Lane SW, Olympia. Tickets are $20 for adults, and $15 for children ages 5-12; children under 5 are free. Tickets can be purchased online at brownpapertickets.com or at the gate. Call 360-866-8580 or 360-561-2065, for additional information.

Monday

Groundbreaking Travel: Organic Farm Volunteering: Discover the world one farm at a time as a representative from Stokesberry Farm, an Olympia-based family farm, provides information about volunteer opportunities for people to learn about sustainability and farming. The meeting is from 6-7 p.m., at the Tumwater Timberland Regional Library, 7023 New Market St. This event is part of the Tumwater Timberland Regional Library’s summer series of programs for adults relating to the theme of “Groundbreaking Reads.” Call 360-943-7790, for information.

Olympia’s Puget Sounders: Men’s barbershop chorus joins lovers of four-part harmony from across North America who are celebrating the 75th anniversary of the Barbershop Harmony Society this year. To mark the occasion, the local songsters are holding an open house at 7 p.m. on the third floor of West Woods Assisted Living, 828 McPhee Road SW, Olympia. Men of any age who enjoy singing are invited.

Wednesday-July 21

Capital Lakefair: Heritage Park, Olympia. Arts and craft booths, a sidewalk sale, battle of the bands, carnival, grand parade and fireworks. Information: lakefair.org.

Thursday

Climate 911: Dr. Wendy Ring will discuss climate change as a public health emergency at 7 p.m. at First Christian Church, Seventh Avenue and Franklin Street in Olympia. Climate 911 is a national organization of physicians traveling from Washington state to Washington, D.C., to raise awareness of changing climate. This event is sponsored by Olympia Confronting the Climate Crisis, Physicians for Social Responsibility, Transition Olympia and Speech. For more information contact gitamoulton@earthlink.net or www.climate911.org.

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