Amos Gvirtz, a lifelong pacifist and Israeli peace activist, will speak Thursday, April 30th, at 7 p.m. at the First Christian Church, 701 Franklin St. SE, in Olympia. Gvirtz is author of "Don't Say We Did Not Know, “ a collection of writing about government actions that affect the Palestinian and Bedouin communities in Israel and Palestine. His recently published book, Don’t Say We Did Not Know, focuses upon the moral questions he feels Israelis must face today. Gvirtz will discuss the difficulties human rights and peace organizations in his country face, along with the history of their successes, and the risks Occupation presents for the future existence of Israel. Gvirtz is a longtime member of the International Fellowship of Reconciliation (IFOR) and part of the Negev Coexistence Forum for Civil Equality. The free event in Koinonia Hall is sponsored by the Rachel Corrie Foundation for Peace and Justice.
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Come out on Mother's Day and run the 5K; a fundraiser supporting families of Thurston County through the Family Support Center of South Sound!
Register here: http://www.active.com/olympia-wa/running/distance-running-races/mother-s-day-5k-2015?int=
Still looking for volunteers, sponsors and participants! Email Natalie for details: NatalieM@fscss.org
Saturday, Feb 7 at the Tumwater Timberland Library, Jennifer O'Brien, RN will speak about heart healthy options for diet and meal planning. The presentation will be followed by free blood pressure screenings.
Eat pie! Win raffle prizes from local merchants! Compete in the pie baking contest! (entries accepted 10 am to 11:30 am. read the rules here.) All to support the Thurston County Food Bank and Senior Nutrition Program. The fun happens at the Olympia Center 222 Columbia St NW, Olympia, Washington 98501
It’s a special Tumwater Timberland Library storytime! Children 3-6 years will learn about taking good care of their teeth, listen to a story and make a tooth puppet to celebrate Dental Health Month. Dental health goodie bags will also be available while supplies last.