Olympic National Park Open House Aug. 29

In celebration and gratitude for area communities’ support and collaboration during the 75-year history of Olympic National Park, Superintendent Sarah Creachbaum invites the public to an open house at the Olympic National Park Visitor Center.

“We’ve been very honored by the outpouring of congratulations and well-wishes during the park’s 75th anniversary year,” said Olympic National Park Superintendent Sarah Creachbaum. “We hope our neighbors and fellow community members will stop by the open house so that we can honor and thank them for their years of support for Olympic National Park.”

Members of area communities are warmly invited to stop by the Olympic National Park Visitor Center between 5:30 and 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, August 29. No formal remarks or presentations are planned, but Superintendent Sarah Creachbaum and other members of the Olympic National Park staff will be on hand to greet and thank all attendees. Olympic National Park was established 75 years ago, on June 29, 1938, when President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed the bill that founded the park.

As defined in the bill establishing the park, the purpose of Olympic National Park is to:

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Providence Hospice Seattle - Annual Fundraising

Providence Hospice of Seattle Foundation on September 19th, 2013, will hold its 14th annual pediatric luncheon to raise funds for pediatric patients and their families. The event will feature keynote speaker Sheila Bender, a Port Townsend writer whose many books include Writing As A Way To Express And Heal One's Grief. Proceeds benefit seriously ill and grieving kids. To register, contact Jill Perry at 206-749-7956.

Prep EXPO 2013

Get Ready for Storm Season & More at Prep EXPO 2013. Free admission to county’s annual emergency prep event Sept. 7

Don’t let the waning warmth of summer fool you—storm season is just around the corner. Get the tools, tips and tricks you need to weather the storms and other emergencies at the annual Thurston County Emergency Preparedness EXPO on Saturday, September 7 at Saint Martin’s University.

This year’s featured guests include Lieutenant Colonel Curt Simonson from the Washington Army National Guard speaking on the survival mindset, Ted Buehner from the National Weather Service with weather forecasts and information on the coming winter for the South Sound area, and K9 handlers and their furry, four-legged deputies from the Thurston County Sheriff’s Office.

The free event will open at 10 a.m. at the university’s Marcus Pavilion & Worthington Conference Center, and every attendee will receive a free Kit-Man safety bag with instructions on how to create your own emergency response kit. More than 40 vendors will be on hand with information and demonstrations on everything you need to prepare, respond, and recover from the next storm or emergency.

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Mason County Board Of Health Meeting - Aug. 27

Mason County Board Of Health Meeting - Aug. 27
Regular Meeting
Tuesday, August 27, 2013
3:30 p.m.
Commission Chambers
411 North Fifth Street
Shelton, WA 98584