YWCA SPRING INTO ACTION MISSION SHOWCASE: The YWCA will present interactive program exhibits that allow guests to experience their efforts to eliminate racial and gender inequity and advance the social and economic status of women and girls. Enjoy food, wine and beer and meet participants from Girls Circle, The Other Bank, Girls Without Limits, the Women’s Economic Empowerment Program, Kathleen’s Closet, and Girls for A Change. The event is from 5:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m. Thursday at Red Lion Olympia. Tickets are $45. For details, call 360-352-0593.

ADOPT-A-PET FUNDRAISERS: Memorial Day weekend yard sale from 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday through Mondayat 940 E. Jensen Road, Shelton. A raffle for a one-night stay at Alderbrook Resort and Spa will be held June 1. Tickets — $3 each — can be purchased at the Memorial Day yard sale, at the shelter, or by mail at Raffle, c/o Adopt-A-Pet, 940 E. Jensen Road, Shelton. The winner will be notified June 2.

LITTLE RED SCHOOLHOUSE FUNDRAISING BARBECUE: The event is from 4-7 p.m. May 28 at the Olympia-Lacey Church of God, corner of Lacey Boulevard Southeast and Ruddell Road. Help them raise money to provide local students with school supplies, backpacks, and clothing in the fall. Eat in or take-out Marv’s Marvlus Bar-B-Q pulled pork sandwich, coleslaw, baked beans and a beverage for $10 in advance or $12 at the door. There will be live music, desserts for sale, and a raffle. Tickets can be purchased at or at the door. If you can’t attend, a $12.92 donation will purchase a backpack, school supplies, socks and underwear for one child. Donations may be sent to PO Box 6302, Olympia, WA 98507.

THE MURDER MYSTERY CO.: Sponsored by The Most Excellent Prince Hall Grand Chapter Holy Royal Arch Masons, the social hour with a presentation begins at 6:15 p.m. June 20 with dinner and show kicking off at 7:15 p.m., at the Red Lion Hotel Olympia, 2300 Evergreen Park Drive SW, Olympia. Tickets are $60 and can be reserved online at or by calling 360-878-8984. The show benefits scholarships for the Class of 2015 as well as homeless and hunger programs.

CONCERN FOR ANIMALS: This nonprofit needs dog, cat, rabbit, guinea pig, bird and chicken feed; cat litter; beds, blankets and towels in good condition; pet toys; dog houses, carriers and crates; leashes and collars; and gift cards for pet food and supplies. To arrange a donation drop-off, call 360-456-8176 or visit Score Used Sports Store, Fluffy and Floyds, Les Schwab-Lacey, Rick’s Automotive, Anytime Fitness-Lacey, Olympia Veterinary Cancer Center, or The Dog House in Tenino. For more information or to make a cash donation, go to

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.