What's Happening for Sept. 26

OlympianSeptember 26, 2013 

Saturday

Nisqually Watershed Festival : Celebration featuring art, discovery music and family fun, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at Nisqually National Wildlife Refuge, 100 Brown Farm Road NE, Olympia. Bring a Tshirt to make a fish print with a Nisqually salmon. Free parking and shuttle from River Ridge High School, 350 River Ridge Drive SE, Lacey. Presentations on various topics will start at the top of each hour from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. For more information, go to nisquallyriver. org/nisquallywatershedfestival.

“Out of the Darkness” Community Walk : More than 200 walkers are expected at 9 a.m. at Marathon Park in Olympia for a walk around Capitol Lake to support local and national suicide prevention and awareness programs. For details, go to outofthedarkness.org.

Volunteer Work Party : The Olympia Park Stewardship program and REI Olympia will host a volunteer work party to celebrate National Public Lands Day, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. at West Bay Park, 700 West Bay Dive NW. Workers will eradicate invasive vegetation, restore the area with native plants, pull weeds and resurface the trail. Register online attinyurl.com/m78u23g   and receive a free T-shirt at the event. On-site parking is limited .

Downtown Cleanup : Volunteer to weed, sweep and clean downtown Olympia from 9 a.m.-noon. Check in at 8 a.m. for coffee and doughnuts at the Olympia Press Building, 115 State Ave. NE. Lunch will be provided. Call Kim, 360-357-8948, by Wednesday to sign up.

Fish Brewing’s Oktoberfest : Enjoy a traditional Oktoberfest brew, as well as other beers, Spire ciders and wine, from 4-10 p.m., at the Fish Brewing warehouse, 515 Jefferson St. SE, Olympia. Food will include bratwursts and oyster shooters . Live music by local blues bands The Blue and Slow Roller.

Thurston Solar Tour : See how solar power works on a free, selfguided tour of 10 local sites using residential or commercial solar power systems. The sites will be open from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Maps and more information can be obtained Saturday at Roosevelt Elementary School, 1417 San Francisco Ave. NE, Olympia. Call 360-915-4791 for details.

Lacey Lamplighters Lions rummage sale : From 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. at Lacey Church of God, 5005 Lacey Blvd. SE. All proceeds fund community projects.

Spaghetti feed & dessert auction : Sponsored by South Puget Sound Mobile Search & Rescue; from 5-8 p.m. at Prosperity Grange, 3701 Steamboat Loop NW, Olympia. Tickets are $10 for 12 and older, $5 for children 6-11, and free for children 5 and younger. Tickets can be purchased through a member or at the door ($2 more at the door).

Sunday

Water-wise Plant Sale : Native Plant Salvage Foundation will sponsor the Fall Water-wise plant sale from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. at WSU Extension/County Parks offices, 4131 Mud Bay Road W., Olympia. Experts will be offer advice about the best plants for your landscape to save water, attract birds and butterflies, and reduce maintenance. A limited number of free miniconsultations will be offered by landscape designers. Call 360-867-2166 or go to nativeplantsalvage.org for details.

Oct. 5

“Every Woman Counts” Wellness event : Digital mammograms, blood pressure checks, nutritional guidance and chair yoga – free for women who are uninsured or underinsured, age 40 and older. The event runs 8 a.m.-1 p.m. at South Sound Radiology, 3417 Ensign Road NE, Olympia. Call 1-800-992-1817 to see if you qualify.

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