What’s Happening for July 22

What’s Happening Meetings

Let your voice be heard through community and council meetings, workshops and public hearings.
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Let your voice be heard through community and council meetings, workshops and public hearings.


Westminster Tiny Home Village information meeting: Westminster Presbyterian Church proposes building a temporary site to house 8 to 10 people who are homeless south of the church on Boulevard Road. The village would consist of eight 8-foot-by-12-foot tiny home structures, a bathroom and refuse facilities, and a 16-foot-by-12-foot kitchen. Case management would be provided by the Low Income Housing Institute (LIHI). The informational meeting is scheduled for 6 p.m. at the church at 1925 Boulevard Road SE. If you require special accommodations to attend and/or participate in the meeting, please contact Community Planning and Development Department 48 hours in advance or earlier, if possible, at 360-753-8314 or cpdinfo@ci.olympia.wa.us.

Legacy Washington authors to sign books: Join Legacy Washington authors John C. Hughes, Bob Young, and Lori Larson at Browsers Bookshop in Olympia to support the book “1968: The Year That Rocked Washington.” The gathering begins at 7 p.m. to meet the authors, hear about their experiences writing the profiles, and get a signed copy of the book. Browsers is at 107 Capitol Way N. in Olympia.


Center Stage Awards & Gala: This fundraiser for the Washington Center for the Performing Arts is at 5:30 p.m. at the center, 512 Washington St. SE, Olympia, and will include a cocktail hour, full dinner, the Excellence in the Arts awards ceremony, a live auction, and entertainment. This year’s fund-a-need will raise money for the latest gold-standard audio equipment. Tickets are $145 and are on sale at 360-753-8586 during Box Office hours, or online at www.washingtoncenter.org.

DAV/RecruitMilitary JBLM Veterans Job Fair: This free hiring event for veterans, transitioning military personnel, National Guard members, Reserve members and military spouses will run from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at American Lake Conference Center, 8085 NCO Beach Road, Joint Base Lewis-McChord. To register, go to http://bit.ly/JBLM072519

Timberland Regional Library Community Check-In: The library system has drafted a Strategic Plan and has planned a series of meetings to collect feedback from library patrons throughout the region. This meeting is at 6:30 p.m. at Tumwater Timberland Library,7023 New Market St. SW. Information: https://www.trl.org/2019-action-plan

Friday and Saturday

Rock, Gem and Mineral Show: The 25th annual Washington Agate and Mineral Society show runs 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday and Sunday at Parkside Elementary School, 301 Central Ave., Tenino. Attendance is free. Vendors will be selling a variety of rocks, jewelry, beads, gems, crystals, fossils and lapidary equipment for rock cutting, polishing, etc. Demonstrators will show how to make a variety of items with rocks, stones, beads, arrowhead and stone. Information: https://wamsolympia.wordpress.com/

Friday through Sunday

Tenino Oregon Trail Days: This annual event hosted by Puget Sound Free Trappers and the Tenino Area Chamber of Commerce offers a parade (11 a.m. Saturday), black powder shoots (Saturday and Sunday), vendors of all kinds, and lots of food. Information: http://www.teninoacc.org/oregon-trail-days-otd2.html


Super Bingo: This fundraiser to benefit the programs of Senior Services for South Sound starts at 6 p.m. with dinner, followed by Bingo at 7 p.m., at the Olympia Senior Center, 222 Columbia St. NW. Register in person at Olympia or Lacey senior centers, online at www.southsoundseniors.org or by phone 360-586-6181

WSECU annual Community Shred and Share Day: Get rid of old tax forms, account statements, and medical records without jeopardizing your sensitive personal information at this event from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Olympia WSECU branch, 400 Union Ave. Local residents can bring as many as three file-sized boxes of documents weighing as much as 150 pounds. Participants taking advantage of Community Shred and Share Day are encouraged to donate household cleaning items and personal hygiene products for the Thurston County Food Bank’s Other Bank.


Olympia Symphony Concert at the Capitol: This annual free outdoor concert begins at 6 p.m. on the lawn of Olympia’s Capitol Campus, offering classical, popular, and patriotic favorites. Bring a blanket, lawn chairs, and picnic food. The program includes highlights from the previous season, plus an appearance by The Bridge Music Project, performing two songs with the OSO from a recently-recorded CD. Admission is free. Information: https://www.olympiasymphony.org/concert-at-the-capitol-2019

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