‘SIDEWALK’ BENEFIT: The Olympia Downtown Association (ODA), in partnership with The Washington Center for the Performing Arts, will be hosting a benefit house party from 5-8 p.m., Wednesday, March 25, at The Washington Center for the Performing Arts, 512 Washington St. SW, Olympia. We are excited about the great work being done by Sidewalk. Co-hosting this event is one way to make a big impact on the homeless situation in our community.
8TH ANNUAL DOG-GONE EASTER EGG HUNT Bring the family and enjoy 2 doggie Easter egg hunts, 1 hunt for the kids, doggie fashion show, photos with the Easter bunny, and much more. There will be swag bags for the first 400 families, and tons of prizes, vendors and pony rides. The event runs from 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. Saturday, March 28, at the Regional Athletic Complex, 8345 Steilacoom Road SE, Lacey. Cost is a $4 donation per person. Kids 12 and under are free. There is a $4 donation per fashion show entry. All proceeds benefit Concern for Animals, Feline Friends, and Thurston County Sheriff K-9 Unit. Information: 360-507-4251. Website: www.petconnectionmagazine.com.
"THE BEST GARAGE SALE IN TOWN": Choose from hundreds of items at this Relay For Life fundraiser from 8 a.m. - 2 p.m., Saturday, March 28, at 1142 Fenske Dr. NE, Olympia, just behind Skateland. There’s something for everyone at pennies on the dollar. Join us and support our Relay for Life team, "The Plant Place," as we raise funds for the American Cancer Society. Questions or items to donate? Call 360-790-7460.
WALK MS 2015: The community will rally on Saturday, April 11, to end multiple sclerosis at Walk MS 2015, presented by Haggen Northwest Fresh. The walk kicks off at 9 a.m., at Horizons Elementary School, 4601 67th Ave. SE, in Lacey. One of hundreds of fundraising walks across the nation that draw 300,000 people to the MS movement, proceeds from Walk MS support research and local programs and services for people living with or affected by multiple sclerosis. For more information and to participate, volunteer or donate, call the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, Greater Northwest Chapter at 800-344-4867 and press 2, or visit www.walkMS.org.
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.