January 2017

Annual Dinner and Volunteer Recognition Celebration

Event: 
Fri, 02/24/2017 - 5:00pm - 9:00pm

You’re invited to the Native Plant Salvage’s Annual Dinner and Volunteer Recognition Celebration, downtown Olympia at the Abigail Stuart House! Join us on Friday, February 24th at from 5 – 9 p.m. for an evening replete with live music, friendship, food and more.

Highlights include live music by a seven-piece Brazilian-Cuban-Swing-Blues-Jazz band called Bevy.  We’re also serving up all you can eat desserts from Olympic Mountain Ice Cream.

Who doesn't love a night of camaraderie, groovin' live music, and delicious foods?  Space is limited; RSVP today to guarantee your seat at this festive event! Just email nativeplantsalvage@gmail.com

Suggested donation for the event is $10 - $50 / person. 

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Native Plant Salvage

Event: 
Sun, 03/05/2017 - 9:30am - 3:30pm

At a native plant Salvage event, volunteers rescue small native trees, shrubs, and herbaceous plants from local areas that are scheduled for clearing due to development.  These events are our organization’s namesake, and a great way to practice plant identification while volunteering and enjoying the camaraderie of fellow plant lovers.

We’ll keep you well fed all day with hot soup and snacks! Volunteers are invited to help for however long they feel capable; whether that’s all day or for a few hours, we appreciate your contribution. 

Please email nativeplantsalvage@gmail.com to register. Location and further details sent following registration.

Visit our website for more information and other Salvage dates!

Native Plant Salvage

Event: 
Sun, 02/26/2017 - 9:30am - 3:30pm

These events are our organization’s namesake, and a great way to practice plant identification while volunteering and enjoying the camaraderie of fellow plant lovers.  We’ll keep you well fed all day with hot soup, hot beverages, and snacks galore! 

At a native plant Salvage event, volunteers rescue small native trees, shrubs, and herbaceous plants from local areas that are scheduled for clearing due to development.  We then take the small plants back to our nursery to pot them up.  

Volunteers are invited to help for however long they feel capable; whether that’s all day or for a few hours, we appreciate your contribution. 

Please email nativeplantsalvage@gmail.com for more information or to register. Location and further details sent following registration.

Visit our website for more details and other Salvage dates!

Native Plant Salvage

Event: 
Sun, 02/12/2017 - 9:30am - 3:30pm

At a native plant Salvage event, volunteers rescue small native trees, shrubs, and herbaceous plants from local areas that are scheduled for clearing due to development.  These events are our organization’s namesake, and a great way to practice plant identification while volunteering and enjoying the camaraderie of fellow plant lovers.

We’ll keep you well fed all day with hot soup and snacks! Volunteers are invited to help for however long they feel capable; whether that’s all day or for a few hours, we appreciate your contribution. 

Please email nativeplantsalvage@gmail.com for more information or to register. Location and further details sent following registration.

Visit our website for more details and other Salvage dates!

Native Plant Salvage Event

Event: 
Sat, 02/04/2017 - 9:30am - 3:30pm

Join us for the first Native Plant Salvage event of the year! These events are our organization’s namesake, and a great way to practice plant identification while volunteering and enjoying the camaraderie of fellow plant lovers.

We’ll keep you well fed all day with hot soup and snacks!  At these events, volunteers rescue small native trees, shrubs, and herbaceous plants from local areas that are scheduled for clearing due to development.

Volunteers are invited to help for however long they feel capable; whether that’s all day or for a few hours, we appreciate your contribution.

Email nativeplantsalvage@gmail.com to register.

Visit our website for more details and other Salvage dates!

Emerald Street: Race, Class, Culture, and History of Hip Hop in the Northwest

Event: 
Sat, 02/18/2017 - 2:00pm - 4:00pm

From its beginnings in 1979, to Sir Mix-a-lot’s “Posse on Broadway,” to Macklemore, Northwest hip hop has been informed by local history as well as the diversity that defined the scene. Led by author and professor Daudi Abe, discover how Northwest hip hop is a living document of our region’s social and political movements, styles, energies, and ideologies, and how it embodies a unique sense of community. This event is cosponsored by Humanities Washington and the Friends of the Tumwater Timberland Library.

The Tumwater Timberland Library is located at 7023 New Market St SW, accessible via Intercity Transit route 12/13.  Call 360-943-7790 for more information.

Annah Anti-Palindrome & 3 Local Writers

Event: 
Wed, 02/08/2017 - 7:30pm - 8:45pm

DNA Hymn, a collection of poems about rural, working-class, queer-femme survivor identity, will be performed through live, musical soundscapes made with a loop pedal, found objects, her body (mostly her throat), and more! Local writers Nomy Lamm, Lean Lakshmi Piepzna-Samarasinha, and Neve Be(ast) will also read.

This event will take place at the Olympia Timberland Library located at 313 8th Ave SE. Please call 360-352-0595 with any questions.

Stingray Spy plane over downtown right now. Stingray or Dirtbox

Circling overhead now in the downtown/Capitol area. Probably the kind that acts as a fake tower and captures cell phone tranmissions.

Author Visit: Samantha Craft - Everyday Aspergers

Event: 
Wed, 01/25/2017 - 7:30pm - 8:45pm

Autistic writer and artist Samantha Craft is best known for her prolific writings found in her well-received blog and book, "Everyday Aspergers." A former schoolteacher, with a Master's Degree in Education, Sam has been published in peer reviewed journals and featured in autistic literature.

This event will take place at the Olympia Timberland Library located at 313 8th Ave SE. Please call 360-352-0595 with any questions.

UFOs in the Northwest

Event: 
Sat, 01/21/2017 - 2:00pm - 3:30pm

James Clarkson, Washington State Director of the Mutual UFO Network (MUFON), looks back over 30 years of UFO Investigations in the Pacific Northwest.

The Tumwater Timberland Library is located at 7023 New Market St SW, accessible via Intercity Transit route 12/13.  Call 360-943-7790 for more information.