Hilburn Preserve Stewardship Party

Sat, 10/08/2016 - 9:00am - 12:00pm

Saturday, October 8 from 9 AM to 12 PM we will be removing invasives from important riparian habitat along the Goldsborough Creek at Hilburn Preserve. This creek provides valuable habitat for fish species like coho and fall chum salmon, winter steelhead, and both resident and anadromous cutthroat trout, and anadromous Pacific lamprey! Come out and make a difference!

Make sure to bring a water bottle! Tools are provided. Work parties are held rain or shine so be sure to dress appropriately in layers. Minors must be accompanied by an adult.

Email mary@capitollandtrust.org to RSVP!

Olympia: Festival of Beauty - Free Film Screening

Sat, 10/08/2016 - 4:00pm - 6:00pm

LOCATION: Capitol Theater, 2016 5th Ave., Olympia

Olympia TImberland Library presents a free screening of the German propaganda film "Olympia - Festival of Beauty," about the 1936 Olympics in Berlin. UW Tacoma Film Studies professor Claudia Gorbman, will introduce the film and provide expert commentary. Gorbman will also be available after the film for a short Q&A. Doors open at 3:30 p.m.

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

"Boys in the Boat" Event with Olympia Area Rowing

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.

The Boys in the Boat Author to Speak at Washington Center

Tue, 10/04/2016 - 7:00pm - 8:30pm
 LOCATION: The Washington Center for the Performing Arts, 512 Washington St. SE, Olympia.
Olympia Timberland Library presents Seattle's own Daniel James Brown, author of New York Times Best-seller, "The Boys in the Boat: Nine Americans and Their Epic Quest for Gold at the 1936 Berlin Olympics," as he talks about his book, his writing process, research he conducted, along with reading excerpts from the book and fielding audience questions. Copies of the book will be available for purchase and signing. All Timberland Library programs are free and open to the public.

It Can't Happen Here: An Evening of Theater

Mon, 10/10/2016 - 5:30pm - 7:00pm

Join the Olympia Theater Club as it performs selections from the play “It Can't Happen Here", Sinclair Lewis and John C. Moffett’s 1936 adaptation of the famous novel. Mirroring the rise of fascism in Europe, this cautionary tale follows the election of a populist demagogue who pledges to return the country to prosperity and greatness. Despite the extremity of his actions, many make excuses and reassure themselves that fascism “can’t happen here”--only to find that they are wrong.

We’re located at 7023 New Market St SW, accessible via Intercity Transit route 12/13.  Call 360-943-7790 for more information.

Tales from the Parks

Thu, 10/06/2016 - 1:00pm - 2:00pm


Celebrate the National Parks Centennial Year at the Tumwater Timberland Libary. Hear tales from retired National Park Ranger, Russell Cahill. Reading selections from his new book, "Tales from the Parks," he’ll share some of his exciting adventures in the National Parks during the 1960s and 1970s and discuss how the National and State Parks have evolved over the last century and a half.


We’re located at 7023 New Market St SW, accessible via Intercity Transit route 12/13.  Call 360-943-7790 for more information.


Shuruq III - Olympia Arab Festival - October 7-8

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 Solar Festival

Sat, 09/24/2016 - 11:00am - 3:00pm

Come to the Oly Solar Fest!!

September 24 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm

Come join Generations Credit Union and South Sound Solar in a celebration of renewable energy on Saturday, September 24th! Free admission!

Learn all about solar power and how it can provide much of the electricity your home needs. Interact with solar powered displays, tour several residential solar sites in the immediate area, and attend an informational “Solar 101”, presented by Kirk Haffner, owner of South Sound Solar and holder of a master’s degree in physics.

Plenty of free activities for the kids: giant inflatable slide, face painting, games, and prizes.

Check out a brand new Chevy Volt or Nissan Leaf onsite, and learn how economical “driving electric” can be.

And, if you work up an appetite, Barb’s Barb-B-Q will be onsite in case you’d like a bite to eat.

Rain or shine, 11am to 3pm, Saturday, September 24th!

Generations Credit Union
929 Eastside St. SE, Olympia 98501

Tour the Henderson Inlet Community Shellfish Farm

Thu, 10/13/2016 - 9:00am - 12:00pm

October 13, 2016

Experience a working oyster farm with Capitol Land Trust!  Join us as we tour the Henderson Inlet Community Shellfish Farm to learn the history of shellfish growing in the area, the effects on water quality, the impacts of community partnerships and what shellfish are grown and how to harvest them.  Hands on participation is encouraged!  Capitol Land Trust will elaborate on the effects of conservation on water quality and will point out the conserved lands across the way that have been protected by Capitol Land Trust.

Thursday, October 13, 2016
9 AM
Henderson Inlet Community Shellfish Farm

This is a free event. Registration is required at info@capitollandtrust.org

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