Scaling the portable 25-foot climbing wall near the entrance of the Hands On Children's Museum, Blake Bermudez, 6, glances down after ringing the top-rung bell at the Solar Days weekend event Sunday in Olympia. At a Solar Days interactive table Nicholas Galluzi, 9, gets a first-hand demonstration of the sun's warming power with help from visitor engagement staff member Chandler Morgan.
A busy line of young dancers follow the lead of Hawks Dance Team team captain and River Ridge High School junior Mady Dorer as they perform for their parents Sunday at the end of the two-day Kids Dance Camp at the South Union Grange. Not affiliated with River Ridge High School the dance team's camp instructed girls and boys in ages from kindergarten to eight grade and in dance styles including jazz and hip-hop
Thurston County Commissioners talk with Public Health and Social Services director Schelli Slaughter (not pictured) about House Bill 2263 which would have given them the option to ask voters for a tax hike to support affordable housing. After the meeting, Commissioner Gary Edwards said he made some "wild comments" about the homeless to make a point, but he still feels it's a city issue.