Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program (SFMNP)

The Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program (SFMNP) provides low-income seniors with $40 in SFMNP checks to purchase fresh, nutritious, unprepared, unprocessed, locally grown fruits, vegetables, honey and fresh-cut herbs from authorized farmers markets and roadside stands from June through October 2014. Additional resources in the form of nutrition educational materials including recipes, nutrient values, food preparation and storage information are also provided.


Legislative Youth Advisory Council Recruiting For New Members

Washington State Legislative Youth Advisory Council (LYAC) is now recruiting for new members to join the Council for the 2014-15 year. I’ve attached the application and a PDF flier for you to share with your networks, students, and post up in schools, etc. Please encourage young people you work with to apply; it really is a phenomenal opportunity to gain experience in state government and policy, network with other like-minded youth, and be an advocate for their communities. Students that have participated in the past have gone on to top universities, given testimony at the UN, and started their own youth rights/advocacy organizations.

Our website is: and will have more information about the Council, our work, and the application process! You can also follow us on Twitter at - Lily Shay Student Engagement Specialist, AmeriCorps*Vista, Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , Work: 360.725.6055

4-H Discovery Science Summer Day Camp

4-H Discovery Science summer day camp is a free event for elementary and middle school youth June 23-25th 10 am to 1pm at the Shelton Library. There will be hands on science experiments such as making "gak" (silly putty), building/ designing our toys and much more. This camp is all about providing youth with the opportunity to explore science through hands-on activities to ignite curiosity and creativity. PDF flyer with more information.

Free Cat Spay Days

Concern for Animals, in cooperation with Animal Care Veterinary Clinic, is offering FREE spay procedures to 100 female cats on June 11, July 9, August 13 and September 10 for Thurston County residents. There are spots available, so contact CFA at (360) 456-8176 to apply.

This is part of a FOUR-Day Cat Spay program made possible through a grant from the Thurston County Humane Society to help control the feline population in our community while easing the financial burden of pet owners.  A total of 100 spay surgeries will be available to qualified cat owners over four clinic days on June 11, July 9, August 13 and September 10.

Please contact Concern for Animals at (360) 456-8176 for more information. Proof of low income and residence to qualify.