WALK MS 2015: This walkathon kicks off at 9 a.m. April 11 at Horizons Elementary School, 4601 67th Ave. SE, Lacey. Proceeds support research into multiple sclerosis and local programs and services for people living with or affected by MS. For more information and to participate, volunteer or donate, call 800-344-4867 and press 2, or visit

PROVIDENCE MOTHER JOSEPH CARE CENTER SPRING BAZAAR: The 18th annual spring bazaar runs from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. April 24 at 3333 Ensign Road NE, Olympia. Tables are available for vendors. Proceeds benefit the Resident Council Fund. Information: Penny Hyers, 360-493-4634.

48TH ANNUAL SILVER TEA: Sponsored by The Salvation Army Olympia Corps, with entertainment by the Capital High School Choir, the tea will run from 2-4 p.m. May 2 at The Salvation Army, 1505 Fourth Ave. E, Olympia. Event includes a silent auction, cookies in a teacup for sale, and floral arrangements in teapots. Cost is a donation of $5 at the door. Money raised support The Salvation Army.

CONCERN FOR ANIMALS: This nonprofit 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 arrange donation dropoff, 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

THURSTON COUNTY FOOD BANK: This nonprofit needs clean, untorn paper grocery sacks and dozen-egg cartons. Drop off donations from 8 a.m.-5 p.m., Mondays-Fridays at 220 Thurston Ave. NE, Olympia. Call 360-352-8597 for more information.