Northwest News


YWCA SPRING INTO ACTION: MISSION SHOWCASE: Become part of an evening of mission engagement with interactive program exhibits that allow you to experience efforts to eliminate racial and gender inequity, and advance the social and economic status of all women and girls. Mix and mingle with friends while enjoying great food, wine and beer. Meet participants from Girls Circle, The Other Bank, Girls Without Limits, the Women’s Economic Empowerment Program, Kathleen’s Closet and Girls for A Change, and experience these critical programs in action. The event is from 5:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m. on May 21 at Red Lion Olympia. The tickets are $45. For details, call 360-352-0593.

ADOPT-A-PET FUNDRAISERS: Memorial Day weekend yard sale will have great bargain hunting from 8 a.m.-3 p.m. May 23-25 at 940 E. Jensen Road, Shelton. Donated items are gladly accepted. A raffle for a one-night stay at Alderbrook Resort and Spa will be held June 1. Tickets can be purchased at the Memorial Day yard sale, at the shelter or by mail: Raffle c/o Adopt-A-Pet, 940 E. Jensen Road, Shelton. The lucky winner will be notified June 2.

THE MURDER MYSTERY CO. FUNDRAISER: First annual charity fundraiser sponsored by The Most Excellent Prince Hall Grand Chapter Holy Royal Arch Masons. Social hour with a presentation begins at 6:15 p.m., with dinner and show kicking off at 7:15 p.m. Saturday, June 20, at the Red Lion Hotel, 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 needs dog, cat, rabbit, guinea pig and bird food; cat litter; beds, blankets and towels in good condition; pet toys; useable dog houses, carriers and crates; leashes and collars; chicken food; and 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

THURSTON COUNTY FOODBANK 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. NE, Olympia. The Food Bank is also in dire need of dozen egg cartons for their food distribution. Call 352-8597 for details.