May 2 - Get Green This Season with Secondhand Safari

County fair’s annual spring garage sale keeps usable goods out of the landfill  Green is springing up all over this season, including in your wallet! Spring cleaning can make you a tidy sum at the Thurston County Fair’s annual Secondhand Safari on Saturday, May 2. It’s not too late to reserve a booth and help keep usable secondhand goods out of the landfill. Buyers, sellers, swappers and traders can all feel good about making the green choice while keeping more greenbacks in their pocket at Secondhand Safari.

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May 2 - S.T.EM. Fair To Feature Annual Electic Car Rally

LACEY, WA,  April 22, 2015:  Lacey’s S.T.E.M. Fair and annual Electric Car Rally will be held Saturday, May 2, from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at Huntamer Park in Lacey. The free, award-winning event will showcase school clubs, teams, and businesses from all over Thurston County. S.T.E.M. stands for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics, all of which are vital fields that shape our future. The S.T.E.M. Fair is a great way for students and the community to learn more about how S.T.E.M. subjects are used in real world applications in a fun and exciting atmosphere.

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Apr. 27 - Faith Communities Disaster Planning Workshop

Community preparedness will be the focus of the Faith Communities Disaster Planning Workshop on Monday, April 27 from 7–9 p.m. at the First Baptist Church in Yelm. The workshop, sponsored by Thurston County Emergency Management, offers an opportunity for faith communities to plan for emergencies and partner with local emergency management officials in community disaster planning.

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Call for Applications for Thurston County Boards and Commissions

The Board of County Commissioners is currently looking for Thurston County citizens who are interested in filling vacancies on several of the county’s volunteer boards and commissions. Thurston County government either manages or appoints members to more than 20 different boards and commissions. Members of these various boards and commissions provide advice and recommendations to county leaders on a variety of topics, including agriculture, boundaries for cities and special taxing districts, historic preservation, Medic One service, noxious weed control, and many other topics and issues.

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