Thurston Climate Action Team presents 2017 Candidate Forum

Thu, 09/14/2017 - 7:00pm

Thurston Climate Action Team presents:  2017 Candidates Forum

Thursday, Sept 14, 2017; 7:00 PM at Traditions Fair Trade Café

Candidates for Olympia, Lacey, and the Port will be on hand to discuss their positions on matters important to us all.  Take advantage of your opportunity to meet these candidates and ask your own questions. 

Port of Olympia: Bill Fishburn, Gigi McClure, Bill McGregor, E.J.Zita

Olympia: Max Brown, Jim Cooper, Clark Gilman, Allen Miller, Lisa Parshley, Renata Rollins

Lacey: Michael Steadman

Quiver / Wtrbel 2017 Serve the Earth Summer West Coast Tour kick-off show w/ Weoh / Serac

Fri, 08/18/2017 - 7:00pm - 11:00pm

Quiver and Wtrbel "Serve the Earth" 2017 Summer Tour kick-off show w/ special guests: Weoh / Serac... on 8ew Moon Cooperative Cafe in Oly...

Quiver: melodic and urgent naturalist, wyrd folk epics from Oly (
Wtrbel: earth-based psychedelic folk devotionals from Oly (
Weoh: medival pagan ritual folk from, WA (
Serac: neo-classical, folk instru-metal awesome from Oly (

New Moon Cooperative Cafe, Oly

$5 / All Ages


Fri, 09/08/2017 - 4:00pm - 5:30pm

Have you heard about our new book club? It isn't about books.

On Friday, September 8, join us for an afternoon of TV talk! We’ll discuss what shows we’re all currently binge-watching, favorite episodes and more! Refreshments provided.

We’re located at 7023 New Market St SW, accessible via Intercity Transit route 12/13.  Call 360-943-7790 for more information.

Healing and Hope: Alternatives to Meds

Tue, 08/15/2017 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm
I always hear the same question: What are the alternatives to psychiatric meds?
At this talk, you can ask me! I will also share alternative models of understanding human suffering, trauma and emotional distress. You'll get practical tips for living freely, creatively and healthfully.
Chaya Grossberg has been an advocate for human rights and informed choice in the mental health system for over 15 years. She survived being put on 7 different psychiatric pharmaceuticals, causing her to be bedridden for over a year and have a near death experience. She returned with tremendous gifts of healing people whose lives have included psychiatric meds.
Please come and invite other people who have been psychiatrically d...iagnosed themselves, those seeking alternatives, and people supporting others who are looking for alternatives to meds. Healers, trauma survivors, and medical practitioners/therapists will benefit.
All are welcome regardless of whether you have a diagnosis, take meds, or are supporting others.
Chaya has worked as a teacher, healer and advocate with The Freedom Center, Western Massachusetts Training Consortium and Alternative To Meds Center. She was the commuity organizer at the Mental Health Association of Portland, assistant director of Portland Hearing Voices and a Warm Line Specialist at the Mental Health Association of San Francisco. She has taught classes at California Institute of Integral Studies to their spiritual emergence group.

Author Visit: Nancy Pearl - George and Lizzie

Wed, 09/27/2017 - 7:30pm - 8:45pm

From "America's librarian" and NPR books commentator Nancy Pearl, comes "George and Lizzie," an emotionally riveting debut novel about an unlikely marriage at a crossroads. Nancy Pearl has worked as a librarian and a bookseller for more than three decades, is regularly featured on NPR's Morning Edition, and appears weekly on Seattle Public Radio. This event is cosponsored by Browsers Bookshop.

Tropical Immersion: A Year in Costa Rica and Beyond

Sat, 09/09/2017 - 3:00pm - 4:30pm

Ethan Rogol will read from his book "Tropical Immersion," a wry, personal story which is part travelogue, part cultural primer, part memoir, part romance and a treatise on being present, wherever one is. Rogol has taught Spanish and worked as a Spanish interpreter and translator for 20 years. He has lived intermittently in Costa Rica and Olympia, Washington for 27 years and has immersed himself in Costa Rican culture.

Summer Reading Party

Tue, 08/15/2017 - 2:00pm - 4:00pm

Celebrate all of the reading you did this summer! We'll have cake, crafts, games, balloon animals, and a dunk tank. Program paid for by the Friends of the Tumwater Timberland Library. This event is part of Summer Reading, a Timberland Regional Library district-wide program.

We’re located at 7023 New Market St SW, accessible via Intercity Transit route 12/13.  Call 360-943-7790 for more information.

Readers Theater Unlimited Play Showcase

Thu, 08/24/2017 - 1:00pm - 3:00pm

Readers Theater Unlimited will perform four short plays for summer: The Magnificent Montague: Baby in the House (from the radio series aired in 1951, directed by Nanette Wichman); The Stockbroker and the Fairy Godmother (by Glena Lesnoff, directed by Tony Lirette); The Incompatibles (by Horace Holley, directed by Tony Lirette); and The Last Word (directed by Tony Lirette). Come enjoy an afternoon of good humor performed by good people.

We’re located at 7023 New Market St SW, accessible via Intercity Transit route 12/13.  Call 360-943-7790 for more information.

August: Osage County

Sun, 08/27/2017 - 2:00pm

Harlequin Productions Explores Family Dynamics With

August: Osage County

Directed by Aaron Lamb



Beginning August 24, Harlequin Productions presents August: Osage County at the State Theater in downtown Olympia. This family drama is a 2008 Pulitzer Prize winner written by Tracy Letts. The production runs from August 24 – September 16, and tickets are available at or 360-786-0151.


Set in a huge farmhouse on the plains of modern day, middle-class Oklahoma, August: Osage County is darkly comic as it shares the revelations of the embattled Weston family. They are all intelligent and sensitive but have the uncanny ability of making each other absolutely miserable. When the esteemed poet patriarch of the household mysteriously vanishes, the Weston clan gathers together to simultaneously support and attack one another as they negotiate the hilariously cynical and drug fueled force field generated by the devious matriarch, Violet.


American opera singer Ellen McLainheads up the cast as the pill popping Violet. Ellen is best known for her roles as GLaDOS in the video game series Portal as well as the feature film Pacific Rim. The remaining cast includes an array of regional and local actors: Angela DiMarco, Doug Fahl, Ann Flannigan, J. Forbes, Dana Goodknight, Jenny Vaughn Hall, Jason Haws, Russ Holm, Bill Johns, John Lowrie, Mackenzie Platt, and Brian Pucheu.


     WHO:               Harlequin Productions

     WHAT:             August: Osage County

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