A REALLY BIG SHOE 9: ROCKIN’ TO THE JUKEBOX - 1950-1985 is the ninth annual benefit concert for homeless and needy children in Thurston and Mason counties. It starts at 2 p.m. March 8 at the Washington Center for the Performing Arts, 512 Washington St. SE, Olympia. Entertainment Explosion puts on the event that in previous years raised and distributed more than $184,000 in funds for children in the Olympia, Tumwater, North Thurston, Shelton, Yelm, Rainier, Tenino and Rochester school districts. Tickets are $20 for orchestra and loge seating, $17 for mezzanine seating, and $10 for the upper balcony. To reserve your seat, call 360-753-8586, or go to www.olytix.org. To make a donation, visit www.entertainmentexplosion.org.
CONCERN FOR ANIMALS needs dog, cat, rabbit, guinea pig, bird and chicken food; cat litter; beds, blankets and towels in good condition; pet toys; dog houses, carriers and crates; leashes and collars; and gift cards to any outlet that sells pet food and supplies. To drop off donations, call 360-456-8176 or visit Score Used Sports Store, Fluffy and Floyds, Les Schwab-Lacey, Ricks Automotive, Anytime Fitness-Lacey, Olympia Veterinary Cancer Center or The Dog House in Tenino. For more information or to make a cash donation, visit www.concernforanimals.org
THURSTON COUNTY FOOD BANK needs clean, untorn paper grocery sacks and dozen-egg cartons. Drop off donations between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m., Mondays-Fridays at 220 Thurston Ave. NE, Olympia. Call 360-352-8597 for more information.