Went to Portland yesterday and picked up some old postcards. This one was not sent but is dated 7/11/77 on the back. More Capitol views coming soon.
This event is a gracious gift by Jamie McHugh and is a Benefit for Waves Studio & 350.org (dedicated to DOING SOMETHING about climate change)
“We dance not just for ourselves – we dance for the life of the community.” – Zuni people
“If you can walk, you can dance. And if you can talk, you can sing.” – Pygmy people
The Planetary Dance is a dance with purpose: to make peace between people and the planet. Created by dance visionary Anna Halprin, the Planetary Dance is a moving mandala formed by people running or walking in a series of concentric circles, or standing in the four directions. People of all ages and abilities around the world have joined together in this universal form over the past 30 years. As we each move with our individual intentions to the unifying heartbeat of the drum, we become one collective body - each step upon the Earth a prayer for healing.
Facilitator: Jamie McHugh is a dancer, somatic movement educator and visual artist recently arrived in Olympia from the northern California coast. He has been an associate of Anna Halprin and a teacher at her Tamalpa Institute for the past 27 years. Besides collaborating on the Planetary Dance for many years, Jamie is the only other trainer besides Halprin of Planetary Dance facilitators around the world. He is the creator of Somatic Expression® - Body Wisdom for Modern Minds, an ecological approach to somatic education and the expressive arts. Jamie is currently completing his first book, “Restoring Original Grace – Movement as Medicine.”
$15 Suggested Donation No one will be turned away for lack of funds
Shamanic Celtic Yoga Fusion: Honoring Natural Cycles
Cultures that live in harmony with the natural world have relationship with the four directions, which serve as guides in their travels, maps for their homes and gardens, and energetic structure for their ceremonies. This Summer Solstice fusion of Celtic culture and Indian culture will enable you to make a deep connection with the four directions and create a personalized soul map to guide you in your spiritual unfoldment.
North / South / East / West
Times: 5-pm to 9pm
Joanne Lee has been a professionally certified coach for 15 years in Olympia, WA. She offers business and life coaching, training, and organizational development to individuals and organizations. She also trains entrepreneurs through Enterprise for Equity, a local non-profit micro-development organization. Joanne is an artist, certified yoga teacher, student of the shamanic arts, a gardener, dancer and communitarian. More information is available at her website:www.naturalcoach.com and www.waves-studio.com
My dad was interested in this for the Semiahmoo postmark but I thought this crowd might like the address. No precise date but it would have to have been sometime between July 19, 1872 (the start of the Semiahmoo post office) and November 10, 1889 (the end of Washington Territory).
Olympia Confronting the Climate Crisis held a few events over the weekend, ranging from tabling at the Olympia Farmers Market (we'll be there again next Saturday, the 25th,) to holding a forum at the Olympia Center about oil trains (more info here,) to a truly glorious day of Kayaking on the Bay. That event was co-organized by the Olympia F.O.R. Confronting the Climate Crisis project, and the Backbone Campaign, as well as with participation from Idle No More Washington, Seattle. Thanks to Dean Hobbs of O3C, Bill Moyer of Backbone Campaign, and Sweetwater Nannauck of Idle No More, as well as a host of others for organizing and attending this event.
Here is a link to some photos by Rob "Berd" Whitlock, and a link to the Facebook event page where you can find more information, photos and video from the event. Stay tuned for event video to see some more of the sights and sounds of the citizen's flotilla of kayaks.
For Immediate Release
Event Dates: May 31 and June 1, 2013 – 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. each day
Contact: Todd Sprague, The Evergreen State College
Prepare to Be Amazed at Evergreen’s Science Carnival and Research Exposition
(Olympia, Wash.) Fans of science will love the 10th annual Evergreen Science Carnival and Research Exposition taking place from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Friday, May 31 and Saturday, June 1 at The Evergreen State College’s Olympia campus, 2700 Evergreen Parkway NW.
The Science Carnival offers hundreds of presentations by Evergreen science students with an emphasis on demonstration, hands-on participation and fun. Designed for students from kindergarten through grade 12, or anyone with an interest in science, the presentations explore chemistry, computer science, biology, food science, health, physics, optics, geology, marine science and a wide range of other disciplines.
A sampling of workshops includes: Where the Wild Yeasts Are; FractWard; The Stars Are Your Guide; Organic Tie-Dye; Don’t Tell Mom the Daphnia’s Dead; and Nutrition – What Does Food Do for You?
The event, the largest of its kind in Washington, is free and open to the public. For free parking on Friday, tell the parking attendant you are attending the Science Carnival. Parking is always free on Saturday.
Fun Fact: Nearly 30 percent of all academic credits earned at Evergreen are related to math and science and 14 percent of Evergreen alumni are employed in “high-demand” science fields: life, health, computer, mathematical, or physical sciences.
Tomorrow afternoon, go for a paddle with Olympia Confronting the Climate Crisis. There will be opportunity to organize with your fellow human beings to protect the Earth against reckless fossil fuel industry antics. When: Noon to 4pm. Where: West Bay Park, Olympia. Who: You and your friends and neighbors. What: There will be about 15 or 20 kayaks and people can cycle through them.
Sweetwater Nannauck from Seattle IdleNoMore will be doing a water ceremony.
Trip Jennings will be instructing folks on water and kayak safety.
Trip Jennings first became a kayak instructor in 1998 and since then has shared his love of water as an instructor, competitive whitewater kayaker, expedition kayaker and filmmaker. In 2008 he was recognized by National Geographic as an 'Adventurer of the Year' for a kayak expedition to Papua New Guinea and was featured in the January 2013 issue of National Geographic Magazine. But most passionately, Trip is a climate justice activist working to confront the root causes of climate change. He is a member of Portland Rising Tide, campaigning to stop the onslaught of energy export proposals in the NW and professionally Trip works with groups such as the Power Past Coal Coalition and Columbia River Keeper as a videographer. He is currently producing a documentary on the oil, gas and coal export proposals in Oregon and Washington.
More information about the event here on this facebook event page: O3C Kayak Event.
In the process of looking for some older archaeology, I recently came across a carved and inscribed hunk of sandstone that appears to have been a fountain before it was dumped on the Olympia waterfront decades ago. It's probably from the Hercules quarry in Tenino, and may have traveled to Portland before ending up here, perhaps serving up our famous water at the Olympia Brewing Company pavilion at the Lewis and Clark expo, or maybe just a gift to a then-new city park...but I speculate.
If you want to know more, or you do know more, and would be willing to set me straight, head over to Mojourner Truth and check out the more detailed post and photos there. I'd sure like to learn more.
AT CRYPTATROPA (421 4TH AVE. E OLY) BRING BUCKS FOR TOURING BAND...
This story has totally inspired me and I feel it is most certainly worth sharing. Follow the link and learn a little bit about Kim Langston's journey and her efforts to bring community together to take part in creating something positive out of a tragedy.