South Sound Morning: Thursday update

Good morning, today is Thursday, Sept. 11, 2014, National Patriot Day, and National Day of Service and Remembrance.

Weather: Sunny, highs near 70 during the day, mostly clear with highs in the upper 40s Thursday night.

Traffic: During the weekends of Sept. 12 and Sept. 19, drivers can expect major traffic impacts while construction crews repair a bridge expansion joint on Interstate 5 in Olympia. The work involves numerous day and night lane and ramp closures on I-5 and State Route 101 over both weekends, as well as creating extensive traffic congestion on northbound and southbound I-5 and on State Route 101 approaching I-5. For more extensive information regarding this project and its impact on your commute, go to: WSDOT's project website.

School news:

Spaghetti Bowl Dinner: Dinner from 4-6 p.m. Friday, Commons, Olympia High School, 1302 North St. Game starts at 7 p.m. Friday, at Capital High School, 2707 Conger Ave., Olympia. Dinner is $7.

What’s Happening: See A2 of today’s paper for a more extensive list of events.


Tumwater Riverwalk Tour: Stroll through Tumwater’s pioneer and industrial history on a guided walking tour along the Deschutes River, in Tumwater Falls Park beginning at 10:30 a.m., each Wednesday and Friday, now through September. Meet at 10:15 a.m. at the Olympia Tumwater Foundation office, at Tumwater Falls Park, 110 Deschutes Way SW. Recommended parking is the west parking lot closest to Deschutes Way. The tour is approximately one hour, and admission is free.

5th Annual Free Day of Dentistry: Dr. Suneet Bath will hold his 5th annual dental clinic, offering 75-100 people in need of fillings, extractions and cleanings. It is a first-come first-served clinic beginning at 8 a.m., at 4538 Martin Way East #103, Olympia. Please bring Please bring completed registration, these can be found along with instructions, on our website at www.olympiaimpressions.com. Call 360-493-1866 for additional information.


The Big Climb 2015 Fundraiser Yard Sale: Leukemia and Lymphoma Society will benefit from the yard sale from 8 a.m.-5 p.m., at Town and Country Roofing, 605 Durell Rd. S.E., in Tumwater. All proceeds go to LLS’ mission to cure leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin’s disease, and myeloma. You choose donation amount for most items. Call Teresa Lohr, 360- 280-6108, for additional information.

Hawks Prairie Rotary Military Family Day: 9:30 a.m.-2 p.m., at Cabela’s, 1600 Gateway Blvd. NE, Lacey. Food, music, activities for the whole family. Free.

Author Dee Williams: A local sustainability and small house advocate will read from her book, “The Big Tiny, A Do-it-Myself Memoir” from noon-2 p.m., at the Tumwater Costco, 5500 Littlerock Road SW.

Nordic Heritage Day in Olympia: Learn about Nordic heritage from 11 a.m.- 3 p.m., at Columbian Hall, 6794 Martin Way, Olympia. Explore genealogy search and presentation tips. See live demos of rosemaling painting, hardanger needlework, woodcarving, cooking lefse, krumkate and aebelskiver. Kids activities and Viking duck races. The event is free

Birthday Box


Sapphire Ordonez: Turns 3 on Sept. 20

Dayten Skye Allen: Turns 7 on Sept. 28

To be listed in the Birthdays, send your name, the age you will be (18 and younger), your birth date, address and phone number to The Birthday Box, The Olympian, 111 Bethel St. NE, Olympia, WA 98506 or send an email to tmcgee@theolympian.com.