October 2016

Capitol Land Trust- Stewardship Event

Event: 
Wed, 11/16/2016 - 10:00am - 1:00pm

Join us Wednesday, November 16, from 10 AM – 1 PM as we work on installing thousands of native plants at Twin Rivers Ranch Preserve with the help of the Washington Conservation Corps (WCC).

Make sure to bring a water bottle! Tools are provided. Work parties are held rain or shine so be sure to dress appropriately in layers. Minors must be accompanied by an adult.

Visit https://capitollandtrust.org/twin-rivers-ranch-stewardship-party/ to RSVP

Capitol Land Trust-Stewardship Event

Event: 
Sat, 11/12/2016 - 10:00am - 4:30pm

Replant wetland/riparian buffer following invasive blackberry removal! Volunteers will enjoy a day of restoring wetland buffer and riparian forest in this South Thurston Capitol Land Trust property, supported by staff from WSU Ext./Native Plant Salvage Foundation. This is a great opportunity to learn about native plants best suited to different conditions while restoring the ecological function of this wetland and adjacent forest complex. Volunteers are also invited to assist on November 9th & 10thto prepare for the event. Register by emailing info@nativeplantsalvage.org or at www.streamteam.info/getinvolved/calendar. Directions and further information will be sent out to registered volunteers prior to the event.

 

Capitol Land Trust-Stewardship Event

Event: 
Sat, 11/05/2016 - 11:00am - 2:00pm

Join us Saturday, November 5 from 11 AM – 2 PM as we work on clearing invasives from Circle Hawk Farm, where we have a conservation easement, known as the Bentley Conservation Easement. The easement covers 13.85 acres of the 15+ acre farm. With the help of organizations like Capitol Land Trust and Stream Team, this property is recovering to be beautifully restored creek, wetland, and forested riparian habitat.

Make sure to bring a water bottle! Tools are provided. Work parties are held rain or shine so be sure to dress appropriately in layers. Minors must be accompanied by an adult.

The Stardust Christmas Enchantment

Event: 
Sun, 11/27/2016 - 2:00pm

Harlequin Productions Presents A Holiday Musical for all to Enjoy 

Harlequin Productions presents The Stardust Christmas Enchantment by Harlow Reed, which runs from November 25 – December 31, 2016, at the State Theater in Downtown Olympia. Tickets to this musical comedy for all ages are available at harlequinproductions.org or 360-786-0151.

This production kicks off Harlequin Productions’ 2017 Season. This is the 21st installment of Harlequin’s highly popular tradition of original musicals set in the Stardust Club in Manhattan, celebrating the season with song, dance and laughs.

This Harlequin original series has brightened the holidays for twenty-one seasons and has become a regional tradition for the whole family. Set in 1960 this year, the gang celebrates the election of John F. Kennedy to the White House and the sense that America has entered a new age. However, mysterious events involving myth and magic draw them into circumstances only the spirit of Christmas can untangle. Features popular music of the time, dance and comedy for anyone ready to enjoy the holidays!

     WHO:               Harlequin Productions

     WHAT:             The Stardust Christmas Enchantment

     WHEN:             November 25 – December 31, 2016; Thursdays-Saturdays at 8:00pm, Sunday matinees at 2:00pm

     WHERE:          The Historic State Theater – 202 4th Avenue East, Downtown Olympia 98501

     PRICE:             General: $48, Senior/Military: $44, Student/Youth: $25

The Stardust Christmas Enchantment

Event: 
Fri, 11/25/2016 - 8:00pm

Harlequin Productions Presents A Holiday Musical for all to Enjoy 

Harlequin Productions presents The Stardust Christmas Enchantment by Harlow Reed, which runs from November 25 – December 31, 2016, at the State Theater in Downtown Olympia. Tickets to this musical comedy for all ages are available at harlequinproductions.org or 360-786-0151.

This production kicks off Harlequin Productions’ 2017 Season. This is the 21st installment of Harlequin’s highly popular tradition of original musicals set in the Stardust Club in Manhattan, celebrating the season with song, dance and laughs.

This Harlequin original series has brightened the holidays for twenty-one seasons and has become a regional tradition for the whole family. Set in 1960 this year, the gang celebrates the election of John F. Kennedy to the White House and the sense that America has entered a new age. However, mysterious events involving myth and magic draw them into circumstances only the spirit of Christmas can untangle. Features popular music of the time, dance and comedy for anyone ready to enjoy the holidays!

     WHO:               Harlequin Productions

     WHAT:             The Stardust Christmas Enchantment

     WHEN:             November 25 – December 31, 2016; Thursdays-Saturdays at 8:00pm, Sunday matinees at 2:00pm

     WHERE:          The Historic State Theater – 202 4th Avenue East, Downtown Olympia 98501

     PRICE:             General: $48, Senior/Military: $44, Student/Youth: $25

Lucia Perillo

Today's New York Times has a nice article about Lucia Perillo, the distinguished Olympia poet who died recently.

 

Beautiful Landscape Solutions for South County Yards

Event: 
Sun, 11/06/2016 - 2:00pm - 5:00pm

Learn how to create a beautiful landscape that will survive the rocky soils and cooler temperatures typical of South Thurston County areas.  Plant and wildlife experts will show you how to create a custom plan for your yard, select plants for year round beauty, reduce maintenance headaches, conserve water, and attract birds and butterflies unique to South Thurston County.

Reserve your spot in this FREE class by emailing info@nativeplantsalvage.org or online at www.streamteam.info/getinvolved/calendar

Location: Maytown Assembly of God Church

Optional Part 2: December 15, 6 – 9 p.m.
Local landscape experts will be on hand to review the custom planting plan you create after Part 1 and help your dreams move to reality.

Syrian War: Analysis & Discussion of the Conflict

Event: 
Tue, 10/25/2016 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm

Author and teacher Shon Meckfessel will lead a discussion about the situation in Syria and what can be done, and will present the film The White Helmets.  The event is Tuesday, October 25th, 7 PM, at Traditions Fair Trade Cafe, 300 5th Avenue SW, in downtown Olympia. Meckfessel is curator of SyriaSources.org and has lived in Syria. He recently returned from a trip to the region where he interviewed Syrians in Jordan and Lebanon. This event will feature a Skype call-in with a member of the White Helmets, a Syrian civil defense organization.
 
Sponsored by: 
Economics for Everyone,
Rachel Corrie Foundation for Peace and Justice,
Students for Justice in Palestine - TESC,
and GI Voice

The Story of Cassandra Terwilleger: Abuse of the Homeless in Olympia

On 09/10/2016, I was walking home from work when I saw what looked like a domestic violence situation. I stopped and interrogated both the seriously injured woman and the man shouting at each other. The man, known as "Blue," walked off, pissed as all hell, and I began talking to the woman.

This picture was taken at the Interfaith shelter at First Christian Church, this is what she looked like when I found her.

 

She told me she fell of her bike trying to swerve away from a car. She had been to Capital Medical Center twice and St. Peter's once in the 5 days before. She told me that after she admitted to being an addict, doctors treated her like a criminal, not a patient. At Capital Medical Center, they manhandled her, leaving her with arm damage which has left damning consequences.

Having once been homeless, I am familiar with how medical facilities treat the homeless, whether addicts or not. Even in hospitals, the homeless are
treated like criminals for simply trying to live another day.

Cassandra's plan was to go to Harborview, and I didn't have means to get her there. So, I took her directly to the First Christian Church shelter. The shelter staff and Cassandra worked out a solution, while I stayed until I knew what the outcome would be. A staffer by the name of Bryan took Cassandra to St. Peter's Hospital, hoping that if she had a non-homeless advocate, that she would receive better treatment.

Here are the pictures I took of Cassandra at First Christian, she told me that she wanted her story heard.