Port of Olympia and Possible Resumption of Military Shipments

Does the public meeting previously mentioned in the Olympian have a scheduled location and time?  If so, when and where?

Harmony Farms Conservation Easement Tour

Event: 
Sat, 08/27/2016 - 10:30am - 12:30pm

You are invited to tour the privately owned, forever protected, Harmony Farms.  This 55-acre property is located on the eastern shores of Henderson Inlet.  Come explore the forests and see the fresh and salt water wetlands. You may get a chance to watch the many species of birds and mammals that frequent this property!

You will also learn more about our Inspiring Kids Preserve vision.  This site is part of the proposed location for this exciting new initiative for Capitol Land Trust.

Saturday, August 27, 2016
10:30 AM
Harmony Farms, Henderson Inlet 

This is a free event. Registration is required at capitollandtrust.org

Birds of Prey at the Olympia Library

Event: 
Thu, 08/18/2016 - 7:30pm - 8:45pm

Raindancer Wild Bird Rescue will introduce their education bird, a peregrine falcon, while discussing the natural history of birds and the conservation issues facing birds and their habitats.

Abrupt climate change: our collective response

Event: 
Sat, 08/13/2016 - 6:30pm - 9:00pm

Traditions Fair Trade, 300 Fifth Ave. SW, Olympia
Dr. Guy McPherson, 
Conservation Biologist, is internationally known for his synthesis of research on abrupt climate change— as fueled by irreversible, self reinforcing feedback loops triggered by human CO2 emissions. He is a leading expert on the risk of near-term human extinction due to abrupt climate change and will be speaking about our collective response to Earth’s newest phase of accelerated warming. Free and open to the public. Donations welcome.

 

Star Trek, Alchemy and Magic @ The Olympia Library

Event: 
Thu, 08/11/2016 - 7:30pm - 8:45pm

Come join us at the library for this unique program!  All library programs are free and open to the public.

 

Harlequin Productions Presents The Last Five Years

Event: 
Sun, 08/21/2016 - 2:00pm - 4:00pm

Harlequin Productions Presents The Last Five Years
A Musical about the Highs of Love and the Lows of Loss
On August 18, Harlequin Productions opens The Last Five Years, an award-winning musical by multi Tony-award winning composer Jason Robert Brown. The show runs until September 10 at the State Theater in downtown Olympia. Tickets are available now at harlequinproductions.org.
The Last Five Years features only two actors and tells the story of the rise and fall of a five-year relationship between Jamie and Cathy, played by musical theater veterans Aaron Lamb and Katherine Strohmaier. The two take turns singing songs, telling the story from their point of view. However, Jamie begins his story at the beginning of the relationship and each song moves him forward in time, while Cathy begins at the end of the relationship and each song moves her backward in time. “This unique storytelling technique adds great nuance to the story,” said Harlequin Artistic Director Linda Whitney. “Add in Jason Robert Brown’s breathtaking musical score, and the result is a powerful story of love and loss and a poignant examination of modern-day relationships.”
This is the third musical Harlequin is staging this season, something that has never happened in the company’s 25-year history. It is a special commemoration of Harlequin’s silver anniversary season.

The Last Five Years

Event: 
Thu, 08/18/2016 - 8:00pm - 10:00pm

Harlequin Productions Presents The Last Five Years
A Musical about the Highs of Love and the Lows of Loss
On August 18, Harlequin Productions opens The Last Five Years, an award-winning musical by multi Tony-award winning composer Jason Robert Brown. The show runs until September 10 at the State Theater in downtown Olympia. Tickets are available now at harlequinproductions.org.
The Last Five Years features only two actors and tells the story of the rise and fall of a five-year relationship between Jamie and Cathy, played by musical theater veterans Aaron Lamb and Katherine Strohmaier. The two take turns singing songs, telling the story from their point of view. However, Jamie begins his story at the beginning of the relationship and each song moves him forward in time, while Cathy begins at the end of the relationship and each song moves her backward in time. “This unique storytelling technique adds great nuance to the story,” said Harlequin Artistic Director Linda Whitney. “Add in Jason Robert Brown’s breathtaking musical score, and the result is a powerful story of love and loss and a poignant examination of modern-day relationships.”
This is the third musical Harlequin is staging this season, something that has never happened in the company’s 25-year history. It is a special commemoration of Harlequin’s silver anniversary season.

Building Anti-Racism Skills

Event: 
Sun, 08/07/2016 - 7:00pm - 8:30pm

Kids Book Reading at Orca Books: Local Author Simon Calcavecchia reads "Adventures of Frank and Mustard: Stuck in the Mud"

Event: 
Sat, 07/23/2016 - 11:00am

Orca Books welcomes Olympia Simon Calcavecchia, author of the new picture book "Stuck in the Mud. Book one in The Adventures of Frank and Mustard", a delightful story about two buddies who use their wits, and the help of their friends, to get out of a sticky situation. The book is illustrated by local artist Arturo Alvarez.

This is a FREE event, great for kids age 4-8!

About the author:

In 2002, Simon Calcavecchia moved to Australia to follow his dream of playing rugby. After his third game of the season, he was injured in a scrum leaving him with c5/6 quadriplegia. Several years after the injury, Simon graduated from The Evergreen State College with a bachelor's degree in liberal arts. After graduating, he spent most of his time volunteering with preschool children, which partly inspired him to write The Adventures of Frank and Mustard.

Simon continues to inspire others by following his dreams and living a life of passion regardless of his disability. The stories of Frank and Mustard are based on his personal experiences. They are meant to inspire children and adults to never give up.

ThurstonTalk recently posted a great article about Simon and the Frank and Mustard series here: http://www.thurstontalk.com/2016/07/09/simon-calcavecchia/

Speed Gaming

Event: 
Wed, 08/10/2016 - 6:00pm - 8:00pm

Love board games? Join us at the Tumwater Timberland Library on Wednesday, August 10 for an exciting new experience! We’re located at 7023 New Market St SW, accessible via Intercity Transit route 12/13.  Call 360-943-7790 for more information.

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