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Capitol City Lions 7 p.m. Tuesday, Shipwreck Cafe, 9018 Martin Way E., Olympia. 360-507-5581.

Kiwanis Club of Olympia noon Monday, Viewpoint at West Bay Marina, 2100 West Bay Drive N.W., Olympia. 360-250-0288

Kiwanis Club of Tumwater 7 a.m. Thursday, Nickelby’s Restaurant, 600 Trosper Road S.W. 360-943-0199.

Lacey Sunrise Lions Club 7:30 a.m. Thursday, HP Restaurant, 8306 Quinault Drive N.E., Lacey. 360-456-5775.

Lacey Sunsetter Kiwanis Club 6:15 p.m. Thursday, IHOP, 3519 Martin Way, Lacey. 360-491-3614.

North Thurston Kiwanis 7 a.m. Tuesday HP Restaurant 8306 Quinault Drive, Lacey. Call 360-455-8951.

Olympia Host Lions Club noon Tuesday First Baptist Church, Washington Street and Ninth Avenue, Olympia. 360-357-7085.

Rainier Lions Club 7 p.m. Monday, Rainier High School. 360-446-1332.

Rotary Club of Hawks Prairie noon Friday, Golf Club at Hawks Prairie, 8383 Vicwood Lane, Lacey. 360-701-9322.

Soroptimist International of Olympia noon Tuesday, Tea Leaf II Restaurant, 4646 Pacific Ave. S.E., Lacey. 360-561-5239.

South Puget Sound Rotary Club 7 a.m. Friday, Tugboat Annies Restaurant, 2100 West Bay Drive, Olympia. 360-352-0167.

Thurston County Explorer Search and Rescue For those 14 and older, 7 p.m. Monday, St. Andrew’s United Methodist Church, 540 School St., Lacey. 360-491-2213 or 360-491-3998.

Cultural

The British Friends looking for members of English descent or people who just love England, 11 a.m. second Tuesday of each month. 360-866-8422 for location.

India South Sound Association 3 p.m. Saturday Great Cuisine of India, 116 Fourth Ave. W., Olympia. 360-789-4255.

Thurston Council on Cultural Diversity and Human Rights 6:30 p.m. Monday, Thurston County Courthouse, Building 1, Room 152. 360-786-5498 or 360-786-5135.

Fraternal

International Order of Job’s Daughters, Bethel No. 51 7 p.m. Tuesday, Masonic Temple, 521 North St., Tumwater. 360-456-2191.

Network of Washington 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, The Mayan, 4520 Pacific Ave. S.E., Lacey. 253-651-5091.

Olympia Elks Lodge 7 p.m. Thursday at the Elks Lodge, 1818 Fourth Ave. E., Olympia. New memberships welcome. Enjoy bingo, dancing, music, movies, food and more. 360-753-0186.

Tenino Eagles Aerie No. 564 7 p.m. Monday, Tenino Eagles Club, 349 Sussex Ave. W. 360-264-2366 or 360-264-4637.

Tenino Eagles Auxiliary No. 564 7 p.m. Monday, Tenino Eagles Club, 349 Sussex Ave. W. 360-264-2366 or 360-264-4637.

Trinity Chapter No. 215 Order of Eastern Star 7:30 p.m. Monday, Masonic Temple, 521 North St., Tumwater. 360-264-2386.

Gardening

Olympia Bonsai Club 7 p.m. Thursday. Call for location. 360-459-5999.

Hobbies

Center Bridge Club 1 p.m. Monday, Wednesday and Friday, Olympia Center, 222 Columbia St. N.W., Room B. Also 7 p.m. Friday, 6:30 p.m. Monday and 1 p.m. Saturday, United Churches, 110 11th Ave., Olympia. 360-259-1140. Cost is $5 per game and the Saturday and Monday games are restricted to novices.

Evergreen Woodworkers Guild 6:30 p.m. Monday, Edgewood Community Church, 1720 Meridian Ave., Puyallup. Call Bill Cogswell, 360-584-7667, or go to www.ewwg.org.

Lacey Peggers (cribbage club) 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, 2902 Martin Way E., Olympia. 360-456-2138.

National Maj Jongg 1 to 4 p.m. Friday, Lacey Senior Center, 6757 Pacific Ave. S.E. Call 360-943-8933.

Olympia Beekeeper’s Association bee class 6 p.m. Monday, regular meeting and program, 7 p.m., Roosevelt Elementary School, 1416 San Francisco St. 360-866-9694.

Olympia Old Car Club social hour, 6 p.m. Tuesday, 7 p.m. meeting. 360-491-8601 for location.

Olympia Philatelic Society meets at 7:30 p.m. Monday, Olympics West Retirement Inn, 929 Trosper Road S.W., Tumwater. 360-455-0082.

Quilting Circle 10 a.m. Tuesday, First United Methodist Church, 1224 Legion Way S.E., Olympia. Call Charlene Gudmunds, 360-943-3396.

Quiltmakers of Olympia 9 a.m. Thursday, Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd, 1601 North St. Call 360-357-6325.

Rhythm Rounders Round Dance Club 7 p.m. Argentine Tango, 8:30 p.m. Mambo, Wednesday, Lac-A-Do Hall, 1721 46th Ave. N.E., Olympia. 360-491-3011, or email: haller.george@comcast.net.

South Sound Sailing Society 7 p.m. Tuesday, Olympia Yacht Club, 201 N. Simmons St. 360-754-6562.

Southwest Washington Astronomical Society 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, South Puget Sound Community College, Building 26, Room 105, 2011 Mottman Road S.W., Olympia. 360-459-4652.

Music

Olympia Chapter Sweet Adelines 7 p.m. Tuesday, South Puget Sound Community College, Minnaert Center, 2011 Mottman Road S.E., Olympia. 360-438-1988.

Olympia Highlanders Bagpipe Band 6 p.m. Thursday, West Hills Deli, 1800 Cooper Point Road S.W. Piper and drummer lessons. Beginners welcome. Call 360-943-8824 or 360-264-2156.

Mas-Uda Middle Eastern Rhythm Circle 5:30 p.m. Sunday, 5840 Stellar Lane S.E., Lacey. This is a chance for anyone interested in playing Middle Eastern rhythms to meet with others who are interested in this music too. 360-459-3694.

Samba Olywa 5 p.m. Sunday, The Loft on Cherry, 525 Cherry St., Olympia. All are welcome to join. A 5 fee is asked, but no one is turned away for inability to pay. Call Juli Kelen, 360-866-6129.

Parenting

Kinship Conversations 6:30 p.m. Thursday, 1920 Abernathy St. N.E., Lacey. Support group for grandparents and other kin raising children. 360-754-7629.

Single-Parent Support Group 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Olympia Early Learning Center, 201 Capitol Way N., Olympia. 360-754-9297, ext. 206.

Recreation

Chinqually Booters Soccer Club 7 p.m. Monday, North Thurston School Administration building, 305 College St. N.E., Room 122, Lacey. 360-456-2921.

Religious/Spiritual

Center for Spiritual Awakening spiritual group meets for meditation at 10:30 a.m., with fellowship at 11 a.m. Sunday at the NOVA School, 2020 22nd Ave., Olympia Call 360-459-5026 or go to www.csaolympia.com.

Nalanda Institute-Tibetan Buddhist Meditation 7 p.m. Thursday, Lien Hoa Temple, 1211 Wilson St. N.E., Olympia. Silent meditation and group discussion. Call 360-786-1309 or go to www.nalandaolywa.org.

The Olympia Mahayana Buddhist Center 10 a.m. Sunday, 414 Franklin St. S.E. Introduction to Buddhism. Call 360-754-7787 or e-mail info@meditateinolympia.org.

retirees

American Association of Retired Persons Lacey Chapter No. 579 10 a.m. Thursday, Quinault Auditorium, 1835 Circle Lane S.E., Panorama City, Lacey. 360-438-5232.

Retired Public Employee Council 1:30 p.m. Thursday, Olympia Center, 222 Columbia St. N.W., 360-943-0405.

Self-help

Abigails Bible study and support group for Christian women concerned about domestic violence. Meets 7 p.m. Thursdays. Call for location. 360-754-9351.

Al-Anon and Alateen meets daily. For information on schedules, call 360-352-7745.

Alcoholics Anonymous meets daily in Thurston and Mason counties. 24-hour phone line, 360-352-7344, or go to www.aadistrict8.org for meeting locations and times.

Assured Home Health and Hospice Bereavement Support Group 1 p.m. Wednesday, 2102 Carriage Drive. S.W., Suite D, Olympia. 360-556-1611.

The Autism/Asperger Parent Support Group 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, at Open Door Clinic, 1101 Eastside St., Olympia. Patty or Jerome Gee, 360-754-2584.

Bereavement Support Group 5 p.m. Tuesday, Providence SoundHomeCare and Hospice, 3432 South Bay Road N.E., Olympia. This a walk-and-talk group, so wear comfortable shoes. 360-493-4667.

Celebrate Recovery 6:30 p.m. Friday, Black Lake Chapel 4245 Goldsby St., Olympia. Call 360-754-9875.

Codependents Anonymous 6:30 p.m. Monday, First Christian Church, 701 Franklin St., Olympia. 360-870-6328.

Debtors Anonymous 5:30 p.m. Friday, First Christian Church, 701 Franklin St., Olympia. Call 360-438-3509.

Depressed Anonymous 7 p.m. Monday and Wednesday, and 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Providence St. Peter Hospital, Room 200, Olympia. 360-456-0994.

Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance and National Alliance on Mental Illness 7 p.m. Thursday, 4305 Lacey Blvd. # 28, Lacey. 360-915-7564 or 360-493-6021.

Diabetes Support Group Olympia, 7 p.m. Monday, Group Health Cooperative, 700 Lilly Road N.E. (upstairs classrooms). Speakers on diabetes-related topics geared mainly for people with type 2 diabetes. 360-923-7309.

Diabetes Support Group Shelton 7 p.m. Thursday, Ellinor Room, Mason General Hospital, 901 Mt. View Drive, Shelton. 360-427-7332.

Divorce Care 7 p.m. Tuesday, Church of Living Water, Building J, 1615 Chambers St. S.E., Olympia. 360-459-9333. Cost is $15 for workbook.

Drug Court Alumni Group 7 p.m. Monday, The Alano Club, 407 Water St., Olympia. Support program for Drug Court graduates, active participants and their families. 360-357-2482.

Fibromyalgia Support Group 2 p.m. Friday, Providence St. Peter Hospital, Emile Gamlin Pavilion, 410 Providence Lane N.E., Olympia. 360-491-0522.

Gam-Anon 10 a.m. Saturday, United Churches, 110 11th Ave., Olympia. Gam-Anon provides support to the families and loved ones affected by a problem gambler. Meets simultaneously with Gamblers Anonymous in the same location. 360-570-0744.

Grief Support Group 6:30 p.m. Monday, First United Methodist Church, 1224 Legion Way, S.E., Olympia. 360-943-3127.

Lyme Disease Support Group 1 p.m. Thursday. Call for location, 360-754-3965.

Mason County Alzheimer’s Support Group 11 a.m. Thursday, Alpine Way Retirement Center, Shelton. 360-426-2529.

Narcotics Anonymous meetings daily, 24-hour help line, 360-754-4433.

National Alliance for the Mentally Ill, Thurston/Mason support meeting, 7 p.m. Tuesday, Executive Center, 4305 Lacey Blvd., Lacey. 360-493-6021.

Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays (PFLAG) 2 p.m. Sunday, First United Methodist Church, 1224 E. Legion Way S.E., Olympia. 360-866-0511.

Reiki Support Group,for students of the Usui System, 7 p.m. Monday, at The Devine Reiki Growth Center, 2002 Capitol Way, Olympia. 360-754-9750.

Stop Smoking Support Group 7 p.m. Wednesday, Providence St. Peter Hospital cafeteria, Olympia. 360-357-5297.

Stroke Survivors and Families, support group for survivors and families 3 p.m. Sunday, Providence St. Peter Rehabilitation, Building 2, third floor classroom. Debbie Lally 360-705-0934.

Tumwater Multiple Sclerosis Support Group 1 p.m. Thursday, Tumwater Timberland Regional Library, 7023 New Market St. 360-352-4966.

Seniors

Bible Study for Seniors 3:30 p.m. Sunday, Woodland Retirement & Assisted Living, 4532 Intelco Loop S.E., Lacey. 360-528-3253.

Bible Study Group 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, The Olympia Center, 222 Columbia St. N.W., Olympia. 360-586-6181.

Community Awareness and Newcomers Group 10:15 a.m. Wednesday, The Olympia Center, 222 Columbia St. N.W., Olympia. Lively group of those 55 and older has guest speakers and goes out to lunch and on community outings. 360-586-6181, ext. 105.

Golden Age Bridge Club 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. Tuesday and Friday, Olympia Elks Lodge No. 186, 1818 Fourth Ave. E., Olympia $1 donation. Free parking and coffee. Call 360-438-9157.

Knitting and Crocheting 10 a.m. Friday, The Olympia Center, 222 Columbia St. N.W., Olympia. 360-586-6181.

Lacey Senior Bridge 6 p.m. Sunday, Lacey Senior Center, 6757 Pacific Ave. S.E., Lacey. Call 360-459-4582.

Olympia Senior Center Monday Walkers leaves 9:30 a.m. Monday from The Lacey Senior Center, 6757 Pacific Ave. S.E., Olympia. 360-586-6181, ext. 105, or e-mail donalbers@comcast.net.

Olympia Senior Pinochle 1 p.m. Tuesday, The Olympia Center, 222 Columbia St. N.W., Olympia. Fee is $1, and parking is free. Call 360-586-6181.

Poets Support Group 10 a.m. Tuesday, The Olympia Center, 222 Columbia St. N.W., Olympia. 360-586-6181.

Senior Services for South Sound Arts and Crafts Club 9:30 a.m. Tuesday, Olympia Senior Center, 222 Columbia St. N.W. Call 360-586-6181 for details.

Senior Services for South Sound Ballroom Dance 2 p.m. Wednesday, The Olympia Center, 222 Columbia St. N.W., Olympia. 360-586-6181.

Senior Services for South Sound Reading Group 1 p.m. Thursday, Olympia Senior Center, 222 Columbia St. N.W. Call 360-586-6181 for details.

Senior Services for South Sound Take Charge of Your Health Cooking class 1 p.m. Wednesday, Olympia Senior Center, 222 Columbia St. N.W. Call 360-586-6181 for details.

Woodcarving Club 9 a.m. Friday, The Olympia Center, 222 Columbia St. N.W., Olympia. 360-586-6181.

Singles

Capitol Singles, square dance club PH3 & 4 Rounds, 7 p.m., Mainstream w/Plus tip, 8 p.m. Friday, Lac-A-Do Hall, 1721 46th Ave. N.E., Olympia. Singles, couples and teens welcome. 493-2356 or 360-455-7152.

Singles Resource Club 7 p.m. Friday, VFW, 3510 McKinley, Ave., Olympia. 253-591-9273.

Sound Singles welcomes new older members who wish to have fun and find new friends, 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Friendly Village Clubhouse, 1111 Archwood Drive, Olympia. Call 360-357-9591 or 360-943-5258.

Veterans

American Legion Lacey Post No. 94 and Auxiliary Unit No. 94 6:30 p.m. Friday, Lacey Post, 2602 Marvin Road S.E., Lacey. 360-491-0150.

Lacey VFW Post No. 11402 and Auxiliary, 7 p.m. Monday, Columbian Hall, 6790 Martin Way E., Olympia. 360-491-2878.

American Legion Post 3 7 p.m. Tuesday, American Legion Post No. 3, 3201 Boston Harbor Road N.E., Olympia. 360-491-3679.

Rainier American Legion Post 264, and Sons of the American Legion Squadron and Auxiliary meet 6:30 p.m., and the post at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Rainier Chapel, Highway 507, Rainier. 360-446-3194 or 360-458-8433.

Weight loss

Overeaters Anonymous

Sunday

4 p.m. H.O.W. Capital Medical Center, 3900 Capital Mall Drive S.W., Olympia. 360-438-3509.

Monday

7 p.m. Mud Bay Coffee, 1600 Cooper Point Road S.W. Olympia. 360-493-1397.

Tuesday

Noon St. John’s Episcopal Church, Capitol Way at 19th Avenue, Olympia. 360-357-9692.

Wednesday

5:30 p.m. H.O.W. Program, Providence St. Peter Hospital, 413 Lilly Road N.E., Olympia. 360-888-6880.

Thursday

5:30 p.m. United Churches, 110 11th Ave. E., Olympia. 360-459-2743.

7 p.m. H.O.W., Group Health Cooperative, 700 Lilly Road N.E., Olympia. 360-456-2536.

Friday

noon H.O.W. Program, Unity Church, 1335 Fern St. S.W., Olympia. 360-888-6880.

Saturday

10 a.m. Mud Bay Coffee, 1600 Cooper Point Road, Olympia. 360-705-8388 or 360-413-0014.

Take Off Pounds Sensibly

Monday

6:30 p.m. Lacey Senior Center, 6757 Pacific Ave. S.E. 360-459-1304.

Tuesday

10 a.m. Friendly Village Clubhouse, 1111 Archwood Drive S.W., Olympia. Call 360-753-2514.

6:30 p.m. Olympics West Retirement Inn, 929 Trosper Road S.W., Tumwater. 360-943-9544.

Thursday

6:15 to 7:15 p.m. First Baptist Church, Ninth Avenue and Washington Street, Olympia. 360-357-6773.

6:30 weigh-in, 7 p.m. meeting Providence St. Peter Hospital, Room 200. 360-753-5507.

Women

Traditional Talking Circle and Sweat Lodge 6:30 p.m. Tuesday. Call for location, 360-894-1874. No fees.

Zonta Club of Olympia noon Thursday, Dirty Dave’s Restaurant, 3939 Martin Way E., Olympia. Call Madelin White, 360-491-4139.

Youths

Boy Scouts of America Explorer Division. We need lots of help. Beginners to experts. Call 360-357-9001 or 360-357-3331 for dates, times and locations.

Civil Air Patrol 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Tumwater Boys and Girls Club, 600 Israel Road S.W. Call 360-432-7855 for details. Civil Air Patrol is an auxiliary unit of the Air Force providing training and education to young people ages 12-21 in local search and rescue, aerospace education and Air Force cadet training.

Olympia Sea Scouts No. 453 open to boys 14-21 years of age. Meets 7 p.m. Mondays, American Legion Hall, 3201 Boston Harbor Road N.E., Olympia. Location may vary. Learn what Sea Scouts do on the water. Call Jack Richards, 360-402-8184 for more information.

U.S. Naval Sea Cadet Corps 8 a.m. Saturday, Army Reserve Center, 921 S. Fourth Ave. S.W., Tumwater. U.S. Navy youth program. 360-866-3848 for information.

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