Spring Music with Tumwater High School Noteables

Event: 
Wed, 04/26/2017 - 12:00pm - 12:45pm

Enjoy the holiday music of Tumwater High School's premier vocal ensemble, "The Noteables," performing a capella music featuring a variety of spring music and jazz-infused selections. Dessert and beverages will be provided by The Friends of the Tumwater Timberland Library.

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.

Not Just for Kids: How Children’s Literature Inspires Bold Conversations

Event: 
Tue, 04/18/2017 - 6:00pm - 7:30pm

Children’s books such as "Curious George" and "Goodnight Moon" are often beloved by children, sparking their imaginations and providing warmth and comfort. But books like these can also inspire adults, helping us to imagine ourselves in a new way and think about society from a fresh perspective. In this talk, University of Washington lecturer Anu Taranath will showcase children’s books from around the world as well as diverse communities in the US, inviting audiences to take a closer look at kids’ books and suggesting how we adults might also learn new lessons about navigating our complicated world.  This event is co-sponsored by Humanities Washington and the Friends of the Tumwater Timberland Library.

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.

Harlequin Productions Presents Present Laughter

Event: 
Sun, 05/07/2017 - 2:00pm

Harlequin Productions Presents Present Laughter

By Noël Coward 

Harlequin Productions presents Present Laughter, written by Noël Coward. This production runs from May 4 - May 27, 2017, at the State Theater in downtown Olympia. Tickets are available at www.harlequinproductions.org or 360-786-0151. 

The irrepressible wit and style of Noel Coward sparkles in this romantic comedy set in 1938 in the handsome London flat of the popular and pampered actor Garry Essendine as he confronts his mid-life crisis. Garry has ten days to prepare to travel for an extended touring commitment in Africa. But a series of hilarious events involving women who want to seduce him, an obsessed young playwright who wants to study him, his long-suffering secretary who wants to keep him on schedule, and his estranged wife who wants to guide him to safety, threaten to drive him to distraction before he can make an escape.

     WHO:         Harlequin Productions

     WHAT:       Present Laughter

     WHEN:       May 4 – 27, 2017; Thursdays-Saturdays at 8:00pm, Sunday matinees at 2:00pm

     WHERE:     The Historic State Theater – 202 4th Avenue East, Downtown Olympia 98501

     PRICE:        General: $34, Senior/Military: $31, Student/Youth: $20

$15 Rush Tickets available at Box Office 30 minutes prior to curtain

Harlequin Productions Presents Present Laughter

Event: 
Thu, 05/04/2017 - 8:00pm

Harlequin Productions Presents Present Laughter

By Noël Coward 

Harlequin Productions presents Present Laughter, written by Noël Coward. This production runs from May 4 - May 27, 2017, at the State Theater in downtown Olympia. Tickets are available at www.harlequinproductions.org or 360-786-0151. 

The irrepressible wit and style of Noel Coward sparkles in this romantic comedy set in 1938 in the handsome London flat of the popular and pampered actor Garry Essendine as he confronts his mid-life crisis. Garry has ten days to prepare to travel for an extended touring commitment in Africa. But a series of hilarious events involving women who want to seduce him, an obsessed young playwright who wants to study him, his long-suffering secretary who wants to keep him on schedule, and his estranged wife who wants to guide him to safety, threaten to drive him to distraction before he can make an escape.

     WHO:         Harlequin Productions

     WHAT:       Present Laughter

     WHEN:       May 4 – 27, 2017; Thursdays-Saturdays at 8:00pm, Sunday matinees at 2:00pm

     WHERE:     The Historic State Theater – 202 4th Avenue East, Downtown Olympia 98501

     PRICE:        General: $34, Senior/Military: $31, Student/Youth: $20

$15 Rush Tickets available at Box Office 30 minutes prior to curtain

Capital Productions brings Grease

This popular rock musical takes us to Rydell High in 1959.  After Sandy (Sidney Grimm)

and Danny (Kameron Bustetter) met and fell in love on the beach during the summer, little

did they know they would be attending the same school.  Challenges await them as they

realize the social expectations and complexities of fitting into the mold of high school life. 

We meet the “Pink Ladies” and the “Burger Palace Boys” and journey with them as they

struggle with social issues and adolescent relationships.    Audiences will want to sing along

to the familiar tunes from this crowd favorite!  ***Some reference to smoking, drinking,

pregnancy, and sex.  

The show runs April 20, 21, 22, 27, 28, and 29. Each performance starts at 7:30 p.m. and

will be held in the Performing Arts Auditorium at Capital High School, 2707 Conger Ave

N.W., Olympia. Tickets are $8 for students and senior citizens and $10 for the general

public. Visit the Capital Theatre website at

capital.osd.wednet.edu/extracurricular/drama/drama/ , order tickets online at http://wa-

olympia.intouchreceipting.com/, or call the box office at (360) 596-8053 for more

Free Vehicle Leak Inspection

From today's inbox (City of Olympia press release):

Don’t Drip & Drive – Fix Car Leaks!

Every year, more than 7 million quarts of motor oil, equal to a tanker truck of oil per day, drips out of vehicles onto streets and parking lots and makes its way to lakes, rivers, streams and the Puget Sound. Most of this toxic pollution comes from small drips from cars and trucks. Motorists in Olympia can affordably fix and keep pollutants out of Puget Sound, thanks to the 2017 “Don’t Drip and Drive” campaign!

As part of this campaign, participating local auto repair shops will conduct a FREE visual leak inspection (a diagnostic service valued at up to $80) now through December 31, 2017. If there is a problem, the driver will receive a coupon for 10% off service (up to $50) to fix the problem - a total savings of up to $130!

Visit www.fixcarleaks.org/shop-locator for a list of participating repair shops.

For more information about the Drip and Drive Campaign, visit www.fixcarleaks.org

How to Write a Personal Essay with Kathleen Alcalá

Event: 
Sat, 04/22/2017 - 1:00pm - 4:00pm

The personal essay is a window into many worlds, starting with your own. Branch out to share your discoveries in a flexible and beautiful form. You will start by exploring variations of the form, and end with examples and exercises. This program is co-sponsored by the Friends of the Olympia Timberland Library and the Hispanic Roundtable of South Sound. Registration (online, by phone, or in person) is required and will open April 1.

This event will take place at the Olympia Timberland Library located at 313 8th Ave SE. Please call 360-352-0595 with any questions.

Rail Transportation in Olympia

 

Northern Pacific Railroad depot around 1914, photo courtesy of Washington State Historical Society. Taken from olympiahistory.org

The April edition of Now Where Were We? is now available for viewing on Youtube.

https://youtu.be/oxvX7CYGLn8

This month Deb Ross meets with railroad historian Jim Hannum at the intersection of 7th Avenue and Capitol Way to learn about the history of rail traffic and transportation in Olympia, including a train accident that killed one person.

You can subscribe on the YouTube Channel page for updates and new videos.  The show is in its second year.

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

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