“A Really Big Shoe 9: Rockin’ to the Jukebox - 1950-1985”: The ninth annual benefit concert for homeless and needy children in Thurston and Mason Counties is set for 2 p.m. Sunday, March 8, at the Washington Center for the Performing Arts, 512 Washington St. SE, Olympia. Entertainment Explosion will once again host the event that in previous years raised and distributed more than $184,000 in funds for children in need 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, and click on ‘donate.’
CONCERN FOR ANIMALS needs dog, cat, rabbit, guinea pig and bird food; cat litter, beds, blankets and towels in good condition; pet toys, usuable dog house, carriers and crates, leashes and collars and chicken food. Also, gift cards to any outlet that sells pet food and supplies. To make arrangements to drop off any of these supplies, 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, Tenino. For more information or to make a cash donation visit www.concernforanimals.org
THURSTON COUNTY FOODBANK needs clean, untorn paper grocery sacks. If you can help, please drop them off between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m., Mondays-Fridays, at 220 Thurston Ave. N.E., Olympia. The Food Bank is also in dire need of dozen egg cartons for their food distribution. Call 352-8597, for details.