Volunteers Wanted for Winter Native Plant Salvage

Event: 
Sun, 02/21/2016 - 9:30am - 3:30pm

Grab your warm winter gear and join WSU’s Native Plant Salvage Project for an exhilarating morning of salvaging small native trees, shrubs and herbaceous plants from forthcoming development sites slated for clearing. Community volunteers work under WSU staff’s direction to recover small plants that are used for revegetation projects to benefit water quality and habitat. The work is done during winter months when plants are dormant and more likely to transplant successfully.

Plant salvage activity occurs between 9:30 a.m. and noon, when hot lunch is served to volunteers. After lunch, volunteers transfer plants to the native plant nursery in west Olympia and put plants in pots until about 3:30 p.m. Events will occur on February 21, March 5 and 13.

No prior experience is necessary, as volunteers are trained on site.

Sign up and receive details by contacting nativeplantsalvage@gmail.com or (360) 867-2167.

Annual Dinner & Volunteer Recognition Ceremony

Event: 
Fri, 02/26/2016 - 5:00pm - 9:00pm

Birds of Prey

Event: 
Sat, 03/05/2016 - 2:00pm - 2:45pm

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


Location: Tumwater Timberland Library, 7023 New Market St SW, Tumwater WA 98501.

Phone: 360-943-7790.

Intercity Transit route 12/13.

Stuffed Animal Singalong Sleepover

Event: 
Mon, 03/07/2016 - 6:00pm - 6:45pm

Stuffed animal friends love library sleepovers! After songs and games, we'll tuck them in. Pick them up the next day between 10 a.m. and 7 p.m. and learn what mischief happened during the night. This event is a part of Family Read & Sing Aloud, a Timberland Regional Library district-wide program.


Location: Tumwater Timberland Library, 7023 New Market St SW, Tumwater WA 98501. Phone: 360-943-7790. Intercity Transit route 12/13.

Meaningful Movies: TAKE BACK YOUR POWER

Event: 
Sat, 02/06/2016 - 6:00pm

The PSE is seeking funding for a pilot project to install "smart meters" in locations around the Sound, with a goal of putting them in everywhere eventually.  How has it worked out for people who have them?  This film shows some amazing unforeseen complications.  Maybe those meters aren't so smart after all . . .

Shown at MIXX96 Meeting Room, corner of State and Washington in downtown Olympia.  Come enjoy a night at the movies, and bring your buddy. 

This is a fundraiser for the Green Party of South Puget Sound; donation of $5 requested. 

Shantala Kirtan with Steve Gorn!

Event: 
Sat, 02/13/2016 - 7:00pm - 8:30pm

Please join us for a soulful evening of sacred music and chant with world renown Shantala and flutist Steve Gorn. Its been several years since we were last graced with their presence so we are overjoyed to announce their return to Olympia as part of their Living Waters Tour.

Tickets are $20 on the day of the event or $15 if purchased in advance. To purchase in advance and receive the discounted rate Click Here and enter EARLYBIRD in the Promo Code field. No paper tickets are issued.  Simply present your name when you arrive. For more information contact Ronny Temple or visit Olywaves.com

Location: Unity Church, 1335 Fern St SW, Olympia, WA 98502  

Housing Feral Bees: Keeping it Wild - How and Why

Event: 
Wed, 02/10/2016 - 7:30pm - 8:45pm
 
Learn how to grow genetically diverse honey bees with Heather Wood of Urban Evergreen Bee Sanctuary.
 
This program takes place at the Olympia Timberland Library located at 313 8th Ave SE. Please call 360-352-0595 with any questions.

José Gomez Farmworker Justice Day

Event: 
Wed, 02/17/2016 - 9:00am - 3:30pm

Slow Food and Farmers' Markets

Event: 
Wed, 02/03/2016 - 7:00pm - 8:15pm

From today's Inbox:

Slow Food USA's Executive Director, Richard McCarthy, will be speaking at 7pm on Wednesday February 3rd at The Evergreen State College (Seminar II, lecture room C1105) about the connection between the Slow Food movement and farmers' markets.  The presentation is open to the public.  This event is co-sponsored by Slow Food Greater Olympia and two programs at The Evergreen State College - Practice of Organic Farming, and Ecological Agriculture: Healthy Soil, Healthy People.

Phyllis Bennis - Understanding ISIS and the New Global War on Terror - at Evergreen February 4th at Noon

Event: 
Thu, 02/04/2016 - 12:00pm - 1:30pm

Phyllis Bennis, American author, activist, and political commentator, will speak Thursday, February 4, at The Evergreen State College in Olympia about the origins of ISIS, U.S. military strategy, the refugee crisis, and what U.S. policy on ISIS and Syria should be. The free event is at noon in the Library Lobby, 2700 Evergreen Parkway.

A Fellow of the Institute for Policy Studies and the Transnational Institute in Amsterdam, Bennis is active with U.S. and global peace and Palestinian rights movements and speaks widely on U.S. wars, occupations, and foreign policy. The author of a dozen books, she has recently published Understanding ISIS and the New Global War on Terror. Bennis is also a regular contributor to Democracy Now!, the PBS News Hour, NPR's Diane Rehm Show, BBC, al Jazeera, The Nation, and more.

The free event is sponsored by Evergreen programs ReInterpreting Liberation, A New Middle East?, and Culture & Violence, and by the Rachel Corrie Foundation for Peace and Justice.

Bennis speaks at venues throughout Western Washington February 2-4, including at Town Hall Seattle.  For information visit the Rachel Corrie Foundation website or call (360) 754-3998.  

 

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