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Iyad Burnat - Nonviolent Resistance in Bil'in, Palestine

Event: 
Tue, 11/22/2016 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm



 


Iyad Burnat, a leader of the Bil'in Popular Committee in Palestine, comes to Olympia this week to share his new book Bil'in and the Nonviolent Resistance.

Olympia High School Bearzaar

Event: 
Sat, 11/19/2016 - 9:00am - 4:00pm

You will BEARly believe all the crafts & antiques available at the 17th Annual Olympia High School BEARzaar this year. Hunt for that special gift at over 160 vendors.

The Raffle Hall has an item donated from each vendor, so you can preview a sampling of what the vendors have to offer. It also gives you many chances to win.

Admission and parking are FREE, although this year, for $5 you can enter at 8:15am instead of 9:00.  We will also be accepting canned food donations for the Thurston County Food Bank.

Make sure to give your cubs a big BEARhug before dropping them off at the Oly BEAR childcare down the Raffle Hall.

Stop by for a bite to eat at the café or warm up with a freshly brewed cup of coffee.

So, don't hibernate in your cave on Saturday, November 19th.  BEARzaar is always the Saturday before Thanksgiving! You probably won't leave BEARhanded.

Kathy 'kt' Thompson
remax@kathythompson.net / 360-956-3667

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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.

Beginning Genealogy Workshop

Event: 
Sat, 10/29/2016 - 9:00am - 3:00pm

Olympia Genealogical Society members will help workshop participants gain the skills they need to begin their family history research. Participants should check in at 9 a.m., before the library opens, at the 9th and Adams Exit Only doors to the library in the SE corner of the parking lot. Registration is required and walk-ins will not be accepted. Register online, in person, or by
phone at 360-352-0595 beginning Monday, October 17.

"Boys in the Boat" Event with Olympia Area Rowing

Event: 
Wed, 10/05/2016 - 7:30pm - 8:45pm

 Mark Williams of Olympia Area Rowing (OAR) will discuss the sport, OAR, and how a lot of the lessons from the book - "The Boys in the Boat" - are parallel to what they do today. OAR promotes competitive and recreational rowing for adults and youth in the local community, fostering sportsmanship, teamwork, athleticism and camaraderie.

LOCATION: Olympia Timberland Library, 313 8th Ave SE

All Timberland Library programs are free and open to the public.

Shuruq III - Olympia Arab Festival - October 7-8

Event: 
Fri, 10/07/2016 - 5:00pm - Sat, 10/08/2016 - 5:00pm

Shuruq III - Olympia’s third Arab Festival - comes to The Olympia Center, 222 Columbia St. NW, in downtown Olympia, Saturday, October 8th, 11AM-5PM, during Olympia's Fall Arts Walk.  Sponsored by the Rachel Corrie Foundation for Peace and Justice, this fun-packed celebration of Arab culture features music, dance, art, a parade of Arab fashions, traditional Arab food, educational panels and speakers, vendor and country tables, children’s activities, and displays from all 22 Arab countries!  Critically acclaimed music and dance ensembles including the House of Tarab and Jafra Dabke troupe from Seattle and al-Andalus from Portland will perform on the main stage.  New performers include Argan Band (a Moroccan fusion band from Seattle) and Khaldoun Ramzi (Iraqi singer from Kent, Washington).   

Friday evening, October 7, from 5-10 p.m., an Arab Festival Café at the nearby Olympia-Rafah Solidarity Mural (corner of State and Capitol Way N), will feature Arabic coffee and sweets and a photo exhibit by Irum Sheikh titled Palestinians Envision Life Without Occupation.  

Make Shuruq III one of your Fall Arts Walk stops!  We will focus on the diversity and complexity of the Arab peoples by challenging stereotypes, showcasing Arab arts and performance, and celebrating diversity within our own community.

This program is supported in part by a grant from the Washington State Arts Commission and the National Endowment for the Arts. Other cosponsors include Olympia Fellowship of Reconciliation, Jewish Voice for Peace-Tacoma, Veterans for Peace-Rachel Corrie Chapter #1, G.I. Voice, The Mousetrap Fine Cheeses and Delectables, and generous individuals.

Admission is FREE to the public.

Olympia Zine Fest 2016

Event: 
Fri, 09/30/2016 (All day) - Sun, 10/02/2016 (All day)

The Second Annual Olympia Zine Fest

Olympia Zine Fest is a celebration of zines and DIY culture. The second year of the fest offers three days of music, workshops, and opportunities to buy and trade zines. It's free and all-ages.

Friday, September 30th
Kick-off event with Guest of Honor, Osa Atoe.
It's a punk show at the library featuring bands whose members also make zines: Spider & the Webs, Dr. Identity, VOG. Hosted by MC Osa Atoe with tunes in between sets by DJ Erika Elizabeth. The show starts at 7pm at the Olympia Timberland Library, 313 8th Ave. SE.

Saturday, October 1st
Tabling Expo with over 70 zine-makers, distros and libraries. 11am - 5pm at the Olympia Center, 222 Columbia St. NW.

Sunday, October 2nd
Workshops, 11am - 5pm, at Obsidian (414 4th Ave. E) and Mixx 96 Meeting Room (119 Franklin St. NE). The schedule and descriptions are available here.

More information is available at olympiazinefest.org.

Birds of Prey at the Olympia Library

Event: 
Thu, 08/18/2016 - 7:30pm - 8:45pm

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

Star Trek, Alchemy and Magic @ The Olympia Library

Event: 
Thu, 08/11/2016 - 7:30pm - 8:45pm

Come join us at the library for this unique program!  All library programs are free and open to the public.

 

Speed Gaming

Event: 
Wed, 08/10/2016 - 6:00pm - 8:00pm

Love board games? Join us at the Tumwater Timberland Library on Wednesday, August 10 for an exciting new experience! We’re located at 7023 New Market St SW, accessible via Intercity Transit route 12/13.  Call 360-943-7790 for more information.

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