LITTLE RED SCHOOLHOUSE FUNDRAISING BARBECUE: The event is from 4-7 p.m. Thursday at the Olympia-Lacey Church of God, corner of Lacey Boulevard Southeast and Ruddell Road. Help 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 P.O. Box 6302, Olympia, WA 98507.

WINE BAR & LIVE JAZZ FUNDRAISER FOR THE OLYMPIA FREE CLINIC: The event is 3-7 p.m. June 6 at Albee’s Garden Parties, 4127 20th Lane NW, Olympia. Enjoy hors d’oeurvres, a dessert auction and raffles. Tickets are $35 in advance or $45 at the door. Call 360-529-1937 or email for more information or to buy tickets.

COMEDY FOR A CAUSE 2015: The fundraiser for the Family Support Center will be at 6 p.m. June 13 at Lucky Eagle Hotel & Casino in Rochester. The event includes a full dinner, comedy show and raffle. Tickets are $40 per person, or $360 for a table of 10, and can be purchased at For more information, contact Natalie at 360-754-9297, ext. 218, or The show features headliner Susan Rice from the TV show “Portlandia” and HBO Comedy Festival, as well as comedians Jerry Percio and Mike Wally Walter.

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.