March 2017

Olympia Science Café - Floating Offshore Wind Turbines: Past, Present and Future

Event: 
Tue, 04/11/2017 - 7:00pm - 8:30pm

Floating Offshore Wind Turbines: Past, Present and Future
Dr. Maija Benitz
7:00 PM, Tuesday, April 11, 2017
Room 110, Harned Hall, Saint Martin’s University

Large-scale offshore wind energy has become a reality in Europe over the past decade, with continued development on the horizon in Europe, as well as Asia and the United States. While the vast majority of offshore wind energy development utilizes fixed bottom support structures, in shallow waters that are close to shore, floating offshore wind turbines show great potential for harnessing the wind resource far from shore, in transitional to deep water where the wind resource is greater and concerns about visibility are reduced. However, in both near shore, shallow water applications, and especially in deeper waters farther from shore, technical and economic feasibility challenges must be overcome. Understanding the fundamental hydrodynamic forces in the offshore environment, and in particular the added challenges of operating floating platforms in the ocean environment, is crucial to the success of future projects. Not only are floating platforms subject to loading from ocean waves, but also increased motion due to the wave–body interactions.

In this talk, Dr. Benitz will discuss offshore floating wind turbines, and how her research addresses the challenges of offshore wind energy development, as well as promotes its future success.

McLane Creek Nature Trails Work Party

Event: 
Tue, 05/09/2017 - 3:30pm - 6:00pm

McLane Creek Nature Trails Work Parties
Tuesday, May 9th 
3:30 – 6 P.M.

Help Stream Team and Native Plant Salvage keep the McLane Creek Nature Trail accessible and enjoyable for everyone!

Spend a few hours with Native Plant Salvage and Stream Team as we mindfully trim back growth along the trail, pulls weeds, clear the paths, and enjoy the great outdoors! Snacks and tools are provided, and volunteers will be issued a temporary Discover Pass for this event.

Please register online through Stream Team: http://streamteam.info/getinvolved/calendar/

You can also email us to register, or with any further questions: nativeplantsalvage@gmail.com  360.867.2167

www.nativeplantsalvage.org

McLane Creek Nature Trails Work Party

Event: 
Tue, 04/11/2017 - 3:30pm - 6:00pm

McLane Creek Nature Trails Work Parties

Tuesday, April 11th & Tuesday, May 9th
3:30 – 6 P.M.

Help Stream Team and Native Plant Salvage keep the McLane Creek Nature Trail accessible and enjoyable for everyone!

Spend a few hours with Native Plant Salvage and Stream Team as we mindfully trim back growth along the trail, pulls weeds, clear the paths, and enjoy the great outdoors! Snacks and tools are provided, and volunteers will be issued a temporary Discover Pass for this event.

To register for the event, please email us: nativeplantsalvage@gmail.com or call 360.867.2167

Online registration also available through Stream Team: http://streamteam.info/getinvolved/calendar/

The Esoterics at St John's Concert Series - "Intimas: Cultivating Intimacy"

Event: 
Sun, 04/02/2017 - 3:00pm - 4:30pm

Biophilia Collection - Lucy Gentry Meltzer at Salon Refu

Event: 
Sat, 04/01/2017 - 6:00pm - 7:30pm

Out on a Limb - Experimental Dance

Event: 
Fri, 04/07/2017 - 7:30pm - 8:45pm

There's no time given on the poster... so don't count on what shows on the calendar page
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A Cheapskate's Road Map to Happiness

Event: 
Tue, 04/18/2017 - 11:00am - 12:00pm

Author, national speaker and media personality Jeff Yeager delivers practical and potentially life-changing advice about money, happiness and our consumer culture --- how to spend less and enjoy life more. We’re located at 7023 New Market St SW, accessible via Intercity Transit route 12/13.  Call 360-943-7790 for more information.

Arbor Day Celebration

Event: 
Sat, 04/15/2017 - 10:00am - 12:00pm

Children and families are invited to celebrate Arbor Day at the Tumwater Timberland Library by making some simple tree-related crafts. While supplies last, the City of Tumwater will also give away free tree seedlings and other Arbor Day memorabilia.  We’re located at 7023 New Market St SW, accessible via Intercity Transit route 12/13.  Call 360-943-7790 for more information.

Downsize and Declutter

Event: 
Thu, 03/30/2017 - 1:00pm - 2:00pm

Having trouble taking control of your home? This class teaches audiences the benefits of downsizing and decluttering, and walks them through the process with helpful tips and encouragement along the way. 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.

Lindsay Schopfer Book Release Party

Event: 
Tue, 04/11/2017 - 6:00pm - 7:30pm

Join us as we celebrate the release of local author Lindsay Schopfer's new steampunk novel, “Into the North”. Lindsay will read selections from the book, the second in the Keltin Moore series and sequel to "The Beast Hunter".  Books will be available for purchase and signing, and refreshments will be provided. We’re located at 7023 New Market St SW, accessible via Intercity Transit route 12/13.  Call 360-943-7790 for more information.