- 41st annual Lacey Spring Carnival, through April 15, South Sound Center, 651 Sleater-Kinner Road, Lacey. 360-491-6850.
- E mergency Preparedness Fair, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. April 14, Saint Martin's University's Worthington Center, 5300 Pacific Ave. S.E., Lacey. 360-786-5243.
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- YMCA Healthy Kids Day 2007, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. April 14, Olympia Downtown YMCA, 510 Franklin St. S.E., Olympia. Free. 360-357-6609.
- Hawaiian Luau presented by Saint Martin's University Hui O Hawaii, doors open at 4:30 p.m. April 14, Saint Martin's Pavilion, 5300 Pacific Ave. S.E., Lacey. Tickets are $20 general and $15 students in advance or $25 at the door; ages 5 and younger get in free. 360-486-8448.
- Salsa del Caribe, a Cuban and Afro-Brazilian dance and percussion group with brass and woodwinds, 1 to 3 p.m. April 15 and 22 at the "blue door studio" at 525 Cherry St., Olympia. All ages, instruments and experience levels are welcome. $10 suggested donation. 360-413-0905 or www.salsadelcaribe.com.
- Spring History Talk Series at the Henderson House Museum, 602 Deschutes Way S.W., Tumwater. Doors open at 11:30 a.m., talks run from noon-12:50 p.m. Topics: "Fort Vancouver National Historic Site: From the First People to the Present," April 19; "Tumwater's 20th Century Inventor: Peter G. Schmidt's Gas Manufacturing Plant," May 17; "The Mystery of the White River Valley: Historical Reminiscences about Auburn," June 7. $2 suggested donation. 360-754-4217.
- Providence mother Joseph Care Center's ninth annual Spring Bazaar, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. April 20, 3333 Ensign Road, Olympia. Tables are available for vendors. 360-493-4634.
- Kids' Klassic Family Fish-in, 8 a.m.-2 p.m. April 21, Long Lake Park, Lacey. Kids 5 to 14 are eligible. Bring your own gear or pay $5 registration fee and get a rod and reel and a Kids' Klassic T-shirt . Registration is required. 360-491-0857.
- The Olympia Genealogical Society's annual seminar, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. April 21, First United Methodist Church, 1224 Legion Way S.E., Olympia. $25. Optional boxed lunch is $10. 360-866-3630 or www.rootsweb.com/~waogs.
- The Oly Bite, a fundraiser and chef cook-off, 7-11 p.m. April 21, The Olympia Center, 222 Columbia St. N.W., Olympia. $50. 360-754-6050.
- Spaghetti Feed Fundraiser for the Northwest Christian High School, 3:30-7:30 p.m. April 23, The Place Restaurant, 244 Madrona Beach Road, Olympia. $10. For tickets, call 360-491-2966.
- Spring Fling Speed Dating event for women and men 30ish to 50ish, 6:30 p.m. April 25, Cielo Blu, 514 Capitol Way S., Olympia. $35. 360-493-0555.
- Olympia Spring Arts Walk, 5 to 10 p.m. April 27 and noon to 7 p.m. April 28 throughout downtown Olympia. Official maps and lists of artists will be available two weeks before the event at participating businesses and The Olympia Center, 222 Columbia St. N.W., Olympia. 360-570-5858.
- Procession of the Species, 4:30 p.m. April 28, downtown Olympia. A community celebration of the natural world that features music, dance and creative costumes. For details, go to www.procession.org. 360-705-1087.
- SOGO's Instrument Petting Zoo, 1-4 p.m. April 28, The Washington Center for the Performing Arts, 512 Washington St. S.E., Olympia. 360-352-1438.
- "Sorrow and Gladness Dance Together," an inspirational evening of music, speakers and community collaboration, 7-9 p.m. April 30, United Churches, 110 11th Ave. S.E., Olympia. $10-$25 suggested donation, but no one will be turned away for lack of funds. 360-352-2974.
- Annual plant sale to benefit the Olympia Senior Activities Department, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. May 2, Olympia Senior Center lobby, 222 Columbia St. N.W., Olympia. 360-407-3967.
- In the Court with A.C. Green - A Family Night with famous former Lakers forward, 6-9 p.m. May 10, Westwood Baptist Family Center, 333 Kaiser Road N.W., Olympia. $35 adults, $25 ages 12-18. Proceeds benefit Care Net Pregnancy Center of Thurston County and HEART (Health Education and Relationship Training). 360-753-8023.
- Capitol Woodcarvers 18th annual woodcarving show, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. May 12, The Olympia Center, 222 Columbia St. N.W., Olympia. Free. 360-943-1093.
- 11th annual Swantown Boatswap and Chowder Challenge, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. May 12, Swantown Marina, 1022 Marine Drive N.E., Olympia. Chowder challenge starts at 12:30 p.m. 360-528-8000.
- 28th annual Olympia Wooden Boat Fair, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. May 12 and 11 a.m.-5 p.m. May 13, Percival Landing, downtown Olympia. 360-866-1315 or www.olywoodenboat.org.
- 11th annual Olympic Club Brew Festival, 2 p.m.-midnight May 12, McMenamin's Olympic Club, 112 Tower Ave. N., Centralia. 360-736-5164.
- 20th annual Lacey Spring Fun Fair, 10 a.m.-7 p.m. May 19 and 11 a.m.-5 p.m. May 20, Saint Martin's University, 5300 Pacific Ave. S.E., Lacey. Free. 360-481-4393.
- Sample of Sogo - A festival of music and culinary delights, 2:30 p.m. May 20, Olympia High School, 1302 North St., Olympia. $18 for food and music or $11 adults and $9 students and seniors for music only. Ages 10 and younger get in free. 360-352-1438.
- Antique and Collectible Repair and Restoration Clinic , 1-3 p.m. the second Saturday of each month, Bucks Fifth Avenue, 209 Fifth Ave. S.E., Olympia. 360-481-1096.
- Bingo, doors open at 5:30 p.m. and bingo starts at 7 p.m. Tuesdays, or doors open at 11:30 a.m. and bingo starts at 1 p.m. Thursdays, Olympia Elks Lodge, 1818 Fourth Ave., Olympia. 360-753-0186.
- Briggs Community YMCA, 1530 Yelm Highway S.E., Olympia. Public events: Full Circle Lifestyle Management, 6:30-7:30 p.m. Wednesdays, free; Middle School Late Night for children in grades 6-8, Saturdays. Members only: Let's Dance!, Mondays - slow and easy from 12:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. or fast, calorie-burning from 1:30-2:30 p.m. 360-753-6576.
- The Capitol Volkssport Club of Olympia's Wednesday Night Walks, 5:30 p.m. Wednesdays through September from different starting points. For details, call 360-943-8152
- Fiddle jam and workshop sponsored by the Washington Old Time Fiddlers Association, District 9, 11 a.m.-4:30 p.m. the second Saturday of every month through June, Black Lake Grange Hall, 6011 Black Lake Blvd. S.W., Olympia. All acoustic stringed instruments are welcome. 360-754-0652 or 360-250-5388.
- Free Tours of the Sand Man Tugboat, visitors are welcome on board when the boat is open, mainly on weekends from midmorning to midafternoon at Percival Landing. Go to www.tugsandman.org.
- Free wedding workshops, 6:30-8 p.m. third Wednesday of every month, Elyse's Catering, 3238 Capitol Blvd. S., Tumwater. 360-943-5555.
- Knitting group, 7-9 p.m. Mondays, Borders Books & Music, 2415 Fourth Ave. W., Olympia. 360-352-3438.
- Songcircle/jam hosted by Brian & Gloria Burton, 1-4 p.m. the second Sunday of each month (except holidays), Uncommon Ground Deli & Espresso, 855 Trosper Road, Tumwater. 360-491-6974.
- Tae kwon do classes for families, kids and adults, U.S. Martial Arts Center, Inc., 7233 Martin Way E., Olympia. Private lessons, daytime and evening lessons available. 360-459-3661.
- Thurston County Flea Market, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday the third weekend of each month (except July and December), Thurston County Fairgrounds, 3054 Carpenter Road, Lacey. 360-459-1178.
- Vinyasa Yoga classes, 7-8:30 p.m. Mondays, Wild Grace Arts, 211 Legion Way, Olympia. $12 per class or $80 for a class card. 360-754-3983.
- Wolf Haven, 3111 Offut Lake Road, Tenino. Hours: Guided walking tours every hour; last tour at 3 p.m. $8 adults, $7 seniors, military and students, $6 ages 3-12, free for ages 3 and younger. 360-264-4695 or www.wolfhaven.org.
- Y oga classes, level I meets 5:30-6:45 p.m. Th u rsdays and level II meets 6-8 p.m. Wednesdays , Waves Studio, 312 Columbia St., Olympia. First class for newcomers is free. 360-432-3635.
- Yoga classes at Oly Yoga, 1005 Fourth Ave. E., Olympia. Noon Yoga, 12:05-1:20 p.m. Wednesdays and Thursdays; community yoga, 4:30 p.m. Fridays and 5:30 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, $6; op en hatha yoga for all levels, 5:30 p.m. Monday-Thursday and 9 a.m. Saturday. 360-753-0772 or www.olyyoga.com.
OUT OF TOWN
- Seattle Maritime Festival, May 10-12, downtown Seattle waterfront. 206-728-3163 or www.portseattle.org/news/events.
- The "World Famous" Lipizzaner Stallions, 7:30 p.m. May 17-18, Tacoma Dome, 2727 D St. E., Tacoma. $20.50-$32.50. Ticketmaster.
- 11th annual Sequim Lavender Festival, July 20-22. Tours to eight lavender farms in Sequim. $15 per person. www.lavenderfestival.com.
- Mount Rainier Scenic Railroad: Scenic rides are featured from Elbe to Mineral Lake. $15 adults, $14 ages 62 and older, $10 ages 4-12, free for ages 3 and younger. 360-569-2351.
- Puyallup Fair & Events Center, 110 Ninth Ave. S.W., Puyallup. Events: Puyallup Spring Fair, April 19-22; Camera Sale, Swap & Show, April 28. General information: 253-841-5045, 253-845-1771 or www.thefair.com.
- Hands On Children's Museum, 106 11th Ave. S.W., Olympia. Exhibits: Good For You Gallery; Backyard Wilderness; Tot Spot Early Learning Gallery; Build It; and Working Waterfront. Hours: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Saturday and noon-5 p.m. Sunday. Admission: $6.95 adults and ages 2 and older, $5.95 seniors, $3.95 ages 10-23 months, free for ages 9 months and younger. Free admission first Friday of each month from 5-9 p.m. 360-956-0818.
- Henderson House Museum, 602 Deschutes Way S.W., Tumwater. Exhibit: The Henderson House Museum's 100th Anniversary. Hours: 1-4 p.m. Thursdays, Fridays and Sundays. Suggested donation $2 adults, $1 ages 12-18. 360-754-4217.
- Olympic Flight Museum, 7637 Old Highway 99 S.E., Tumwater. Museum maintains and operates vintage warplanes. Hours: 11 a.m.-5 p. m. daily. $5 general, $3 ages 7-12, free for members and ages 6 and younger. 360-705-3925.
- Tenino Depot Museum, 1914 sandstone train depot building, Tenino. Tenino wooden money, sandstone and artifacts from south Thurston County. Free admission. 360-264-7273.
- Washington State Capital Museum, 211 21st Ave. W., Olympia. Events: "Olympia, the Capital," a special series highlighting the history of the Capital city, 7 p.m. April 18 and May 16; Memoir Writing Group, 1-3 p.m. every Tuesday. Exhibit: Contemporary Native American Art - Reflections after Lewis & Clark, through June 9. O ngoing: "Her Present, Proud Position: Olympia as Washington's State Capital." Classes for adults and children. Hours: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesday-Friday, noon-4 p.m. Saturday. Admission: $2 adults, $1.75 ages 60 and older, $1 ages 6-18, free for ages 6 and younger. 360-753-2580.
OUT OF TOWN
- The Museum of Flight, 9404 Marginal Way S., Seattle. Exhibits: Presidential jet of former presidents Eisenhower, Kennedy, Johnson a nd Nixon. Guided tours at 10:30 and 11 a.m. daily. Events: 737 Airliner Theater: "Time Flies:
A Century of Flight." Hours: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. daily, 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Thursdays. Admission: $14 adults, $13 ages 65 and older, $7.50 ages 5-17, free for ages 4 and younger. Free admission, first Thursday of each month from 5-9 p.m. 206-764-5720.
- Museum of History and Industry, 2700 24th Ave. E., Seattle. Ongoing : "Gorilla In Our Midst," "History 'R' Us," "Salmon Stakes," "As the Century Turns," "Seattle in the 1880s," "The Great Seattle Fire," "Intercoastal Navigation and the Panama Canal." Hours: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. daily. Admission: $5.50 adults, $3 ages 55 and older and ages 6-12, $1 ages 2-5. 206-324-1126.
- Washington State History Museum, 1911 Pacific Ave., Tacoma. Exhibit: "River of Memory: The Everlasting Columbia," through April 14; "The Artist and the Tycoon," through Oct. 7; "Bridging the Narrows," through Nov. 18. Admission: $8 ages 18 and older, $7 ages 60 and older, $6 students and military. Parking is $2 for up to three hours and $6 all day on weekends and about $2 more on weekdays. Hours: 10 a.m.-5 p .m. Tuesday-Saturday with extended hours and free admission from 5-8 p.m. Thursdays; noon-5 p.m. Sunday. 888-BE-THERE.
- Northwest Trek, 11610 Trek Drive E., Eatonville. Wildlife park with animals in native Northwest habitat. Events: Migratory Bird Days, May 5-6; Mothers Day Breakfast, May 13; Bear A wareness Day, May 19; Wildlife Art Show, June 2-3; Father's Day Barbecue, June 17. Hours: 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m. weekdays and 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m. weekends through June 29. Admission: $13.50 adults, $12.50 ages 65 and older, $9.50 ages 5-12, $6.50 ages 3-4, ages 2 and younger get in free, discounts for Pierce County residents. 360-832-6117.
Events for seniors
- Driving Fitness Forum, 9:30-11:30 a.m. April 13, Olympia Senior Center, 222 Columbia St. N.W., Olympia. 360-586-6181.
- S enior Dance, 2-4 p.m. the first, third and fifth (when applicable) Thursday of each month, The Lacey Senior Center, 6757 Pacific Ave. S.E., Lacey. $5 members, $6 nonmembers. 360-407-3967.
- Ballroom dancing, 2-4 p.m. Wednesdays, Senior Services for South Sound, 222 Columbia St. N.W., Olympia. Caregivers must accompany dancers if needed. $5. 360-586-6181.
- Old Town Center Senior Jam, Seniors can bring instruments or just listen, 9-11:30 a.m. Tuesdays, Old Town Center, 215 N. Second Ave. S.W., Tumwater. 360-754-4160.