CAPITOL LAND TRUST 14TH ANNUAL SUMMER GALA: A night of food and fun that helps support Capitol Land Trust’s efforts to conserve essential natural areas and working lands in southwest Washington. Enjoy food, beer, wine, music and a raffle from 7-9 p.m. Friday, Sept. 19, at the Hands On Children’s Museum, 414 Jefferson St., in Olympia. Attendees must be 21 or older. $60 earlybird tickets until Aug. 18, $75 after Aug. 18, and $85 at the door. Call 360-943-3012, to purchase tickets.
COMMUNITY YOUTH SERVICES “COLORFUL 5K RUN: kicks off at 8 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 20. Registration, with early-bird discounts, is open now. Runners will begin the race in all white and proceed through six “color zones,” where an environmentally safe mix of cornstarch and tempera paint is tossed in the air, covering them with a rainbow of colors. All ages and all fitness levels are welcome. Kids 10 and under are free with a registered adult, but are asked to register for safety reasons. Got friends? Get a group rate discount! And come up with a silly theme for your running gear, if you like. Early bird rates of $35 are only available through Aug. 31. Information and registration forms can be found at www.BrighterFuturesRun.com.
PROFESSOR BANJO PERFORMS "FOLK MUSIC 101": A fundraiser for the Arbutus Folk School, at 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 26, at the Arbutus Folk School, 600 Fourth Ave. E, Olympia. Special guests include The Oly Rosin Roasters and Friends! Tickets for adults $10; kids (15 and under) $5, and can be purchased at Bookeo.com or at the door. Go to www.arbutusfolkschool.org and www.professorbanjo.com, for additional information.
2014 WOLVES & WINE: Enjoy wine, beer, cider and hors d’oeuvres and meet fellow wolf advocates while supporting Wolf Haven International from 5-8 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 27, at the Worthington Center, at Saint Martin’s University, 5300 Pacific Ave. SE, in Lacey. Tickets are $50 per person. RSVP by calling 360-264-4695, ext. 210, or register online at www.wolfhaven.org.
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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.