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Call for Artists – Shelton Civic Center Rotating Art Gallery—May 26, 2015

Shelton, WA--   Professional or amateur artists working in two and three dimensional media are invited to apply for gallery exhibitions at the Shelton Civic Center Rotating Art Gallery.  The gallery, sponsored by the Shelton Arts Commission, is very visible to the general public and all visitors that enter the Civic Center on a daily basis.   

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Apply for WIN! Youth Service Projects by June 15

The Thurston County Water Resources Division is now taking applications from local youth groups and clubs for 2015 projects with the Work Involvement Now program—WIN! But hurry, project applications must be received by 5 p.m. on Monday, June 15. Local non-profit youth groups and clubs that receive approval for their WIN! project and provide a minimum of 40 total hours of labor will earn a $300 stipend. Groups must have a minimum of 10 youth participants who are between 10 and 18 years old, and groups must show sufficient adult leadership to be eligible to apply.

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Algae Advisory Posted For Lawrence Lake Near Yelm

A blue-green algae bloom in Lawrence Lake near Yelm has recently produced enough toxin to prompt an advisory for the lake that is now in effect. Swimming in water with algae toxins or drinking it can lead to serious illness, so people and pets are advised to stay out of the water at Lawrence Lake, and anglers are reminded that the safest bet during a toxic algae bloom is to catch and release.

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June 6 - Chili & Salsa Cook-off

June 6th will mark the day for the first annual Chili and Salsa Cook-off held in conjunction with the North Mason Eagles Club. Come enjoy live music from local artists and meet sparky the dog! Proceeds will benefit the Firefighters Association Disaster Relief Fund.

Come enjoy a day of great chili, great people, and great prizes. Registration for competing ends June 1st. If you would like to register your own prize winning chili or salsa recipe, please visit for the registration form, rules and regulations.

Tasting is open to the public at 12 and will go until 4 p.m. Votes will be sorted through from 4-4:30, and the awards ceremony will be from 4:30 – 5:00 p.m. 4 awards total. 1 People’s Choice and 1 Judge’s Choice for each division. Come Join the fun! Flyer