Northwest News


Saturday (May 23)

Lincoln Elementary plant sale: 9 a.m.-2 p.m. in the school parking lot at Washington Street Southeast and 22nd Avenue Southeast, Olympia. Annuals, perennials, flowers and vegetables available.


Little Red Schoolhouse fundraising barbecue: Eat in or take out Marv’s Marvlus Pit Bar-B-Q from 4-7 p.m. at the Olympia-Lacey Church of God, 5005 Lacey Blvd. SE. Money raised will provide students with school supplies, backpacks and clothing. Enjoy a pulled pork sandwich, coleslaw, baked beans and a beverage for $10 in advance or $12 at the door. Live music, desserts and raffle items will be for sale. Tickets can be purchased at or at the door. If you can’t attend, a $12.92 donation will buy a backpack, school supplies, socks and underwear for one child. Donations can be sent to P.O. Box 6302, Olympia, WA 98507.

May 30

Tortoise and the Hare Prediction 5K: The West Olympia Rotary Club’s third annual run/walk will start at Capital High School at 9 a.m. and feature a flatter and faster route. Participants must leave their watches and timing devices at home and try to match their actual finishing time with their predicted time. Winners will be decided by which runners cross the finish line with a time closest to their predicted time. To register, go to and search for “Tortoise and Hare” or email

Tumwater volunteer work party: Volunteers will remove invasive plants and debris beginning at Tumwater City Hall, 555 Israel Road SW, from 10 a.m.-noon, rain or shine. The event is open to volunteers of all ages. Tools, gloves and light refreshments will be provided. Information and registration: 360-252-5424 or

June 10

Salute to America concert: The South Puget Sound Community College concert choir and the Puget Sound Community Choir present their spring concert, “Salute to America II” on June 10 on the Minnaert Center Mainstage. The selections will include arrangements of American folk songs, show tunes and patriotic classics. Concert begins at 7 p.m. Admission is free. Donations accepted. For more information, call 360-596-5507.

June 13

Comedy for a Cause: A show supporting the Family Support Center of South Sound includes dinner, a comedy show and a raffle. 6 p.m. at Lucky Eagle Hotel and Casino, 12888 188th Ave. SW, Rochester. Tickets are $40 per person or $360 for a table of 10; tickets can be purchased at Information: Natalie, 360-754-9297, Ext. 218 or email

Orchestra concert: The South Puget Sound College will perform classics by Beethoven, Smetana, Strauss and other notable composers at 7:30 p.m. June 13 at the Kenneth J. Minnaert Center Main Stage, 2011 Mottman Road SW, Olympia. Tickets are $10 general admission; free to all SPSCC students, staff and faculty. Tickets will be available at, at The Washington Center for the Performing Arts box office or by calling the center box office at 360-753-8586.

June 14

The Greater Olympia Classic Dixieland Jazz Society dance: Features Hume Street. 1-4:30 p.m., at the Olympia Elk’s Lodge No. 186, 1818 Fourth Ave. NE, Olympia. Information: 360-943-9123. Cost for members is $10, general admission is $14.