“BACK TO SCHOOL WITH PRIDE”: Little Red Schoolhouse Project and Mixx96.1 will be collecting school supplies, coats (new, or gently-used and clean), new socks and underwear, and donations of cash, at the corner of State and Washington Streets from 6 a.m.-6 p.m. Friday, Aug. 15, to help send low-income students back to school with pride. Go to www.redschool.org, for more information on donating. Donations can also be mailed to Little Red Schoolhouse, P.O. Box 6302, Olympia, WA 98507.
Friendly Water for the World 3rd annual fundraising dinner: Enjoy an Assyrian Luncheon, featuring exhibits and demonstrations, a lively auction, and keynote speaker, Abraham Bezabeh, from 2-5 p.m., Sunday, Sept. 7, at New Bridge Community Church, 812 Central St. SE, Olympia. Cost is $30.
Dine Out to Stop Diabetes: Help support the American Diabetes Association’s Step Out Walk to Fight Diabetes. Dine at the River’s Edge Restaurant between 4-9 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 11, and 10 percent of your dinner cost, and the proceeds from a silent auction will go to the cause. Call 360-459-7984 for details.
St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital Kick-A-Thon: Paramount Martial Arts will be doing their annual St. Jude's Children's Hospital Kick-A-Thon beginning at noon Saturday, Sept. 13, at Paramount Martial Arts, 1225 Ruddell Road SE, suite G, in Lacey. Our students raise money for St. Jude's and then do as many kicks as they can at the event.
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Capitol Land Trust 14th Annual Summer Gala: A night of food and fun that helps support Capitol Land Trust’s efforts to conserve essential natural areas and working lands in southwest Washington. Enjoy food, beer, wine, music and a raffle from 7-9 p.m. Friday, Sept. 19, at the Hands On Children’s Museum, 414 Jefferson St., in Olympia. Attendees must be 21 or older. $60 earlybird tickets until Aug. 18, $75 after Aug. 18, and $85 at the door. Call 360-943-3012, to purchase tickets.
Community Youth Services “COLORFUL 5K run: kicks off at 8 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 20. Registration, with early-bird discounts, is open now. Runners will begin the race in all white and proceed through six “color zones,” where an environmentally safe mix of cornstarch and tempera paint is tossed in the air, covering them with a rainbow of colors. All ages and all fitness levels are welcome. Kids 10 and under are free with a registered adult, but are asked to register for safety reasons. Got friends? Get a group rate discount! And come up with a silly theme for your running gear, if you like. Early bird rates of $35 are only available through Aug. 31. Information and registration forms can be found at www.BrighterFuturesRun.com.
2014 Wolves & Wine: Enjoy wine, beer, cider and hors d’oeuvres and meet fellow wolf advocates while supporting Wolf Haven International from 5-8 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 27, at the Worthington Center, at Saint Martin’s University, 5300 Pacific Ave. SE, in Lacey. Tickets are $50 per person. RSVP by calling 360-264-4695, ext. 210, or register online at www.wolfhaven.org.
CONCERN FOR ANIMALS needs dog, cat, rabbit, guinea pig and bird food; cat litter, beds, blankets and towels in good condition; pet toys, usuable dog house, carriers and crates, leashes and collars and chicken food. Also, gift cards to any outlet that sells pet food and supplies. To make arrangements to drop off any of these supplies, 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, Tenino. For more information or to make a cash donation visit www.concernforanimals.org
THURSTON COUNTY FOOD BANK needs clean, untorn paper grocery sacks. If you can help, please drop them off between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m., Mondays-Fridays, at 220 Thurston Ave. N.E., Olympia. The Food Bank is also in dire need of dozen egg cartons for their food distribution. Call 352-8597, for details.