New "Now Where Were We?" history videos

There are two new short videos on Olympia history available this month from the Now Where Were We? series by Deb Ross.  

Three Little Maids, courtesy Washington State Historical Society

Three Little Maids, courtesy Washington State Historical Society

Olympia has a long and distinguished history of top-notch entertainment venues. At the iconic intersection of 4th Avenue and Washington Street we visit one of them, the State Theater, home of Harlequin Productions, and learn from Artistic Director Linda Whitney what it takes to preserve a historic building and create theater.  https://youtu.be/Dcbyl-scy-M

Bill Jacobs, former Olympia City Commissioner, long-time Olympia resident

This video is about the history of wood products in Olympia Washington. We interview Bill Jacobs, longtime resident of Olympia, about his memories of the Port and learn about the importance of the industry to the development of Olympia and Washington State.  Includes footage of a marriage on a smoke stack.  https://youtu.be/Gf-APCj_Nf0

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

Jordan Abel reads at Evergreen

Event: 
Wed, 05/10/2017 - 11:30am - 1:00pm

From today's inbox:

Jordan Abel is a Nisga’a writer from BC. Currently, he is pursuing a PhD at Simon Fraser University where his research concentrates on the intersection between Digital Humanities and Indigenous Literary Studies. Abel’s creative work has recently been anthologized in Best Canadian Poetry (Tightrope), The Land We Are: Artists and Writers Unsettle the Politics of Reconciliation (Arbiter Ring), and The New Concrete: Visual Poetry in the 21st Century (Hayword). Abel is the author of InjunUn/inhabited, and The Place of Scraps (winner of the Dorothy Livesay Poetry Prize and finalist for the Gerald Lampert Memorial Award).

11:30 to 1:00 in Lecture Hall 1 at The Evergreen State College.

Olympic Peninsula Prairies & Wetlands: Their Native American Uses & Stewardship

Event: 
Thu, 05/25/2017 - 10:00am - 12:00pm

Revegetation of Mount St. Helens

Event: 
Mon, 05/08/2017 - 7:00pm - 8:30pm

Indigenous Climate Justice Symposium

Event: 
Thu, 05/04/2017 - 10:00am - 4:00pm

From today's inbox:

The 2nd annual Indigenous Climate Justice Symposium will be held on Thursday and Friday May 4-5 in the Evergreen State College Longhouse on Olympia. Evergreen's Climate Change and Pacific Rim Indigenous Nations Project is co-hosting the Symposium with the Nisqually Tribe. Among the speakers are Faith Spotted Eagle and Rueben George, key leaders of Native-led alliances to stop oil pipelines, and Lummi youth who visited Paris during the 2015 UN climate summit.
 
https://www.facebook.com/events/1484085561611245/

On Sunday May 7, the Nisqually Tribe is also hosting Native youth for an Indigenous Youth Day for Climate Justice: https://www.facebook.com/events/201925623641610/

Advance registration is not needed for either event, which are free and open to the the public. Invite friends on the Events page, and for more information see https://sites.evergreen.edu/indigenousclimate

Science Café - Return of the Giants to the Salish Sea

Event: 
Tue, 05/09/2017 - 7:00pm - 8:30pm

Return of the Giants to the Salish Sea:
New findings and research on humpback and gray whales
including their increased occurrence in our waters

John Calambokidis
7:00 PM, Tuesday, May 9th, 2017
Room 110, Harned Hall, Saint Martin’s University

The talk will focus on some of the new research findings on some of the large whale species especially humpback and gray whales that have become increasingly common in our waters. The talk will include original research including findings from new tags attached to whales that have revealed their underwater behavior, feeding, and response to Navy sonar and ships. These include new video tags that show their behavior from the whale’s perspective. 

John Calambokidis is a founder and senior Research Biologist at Cascadia Research Collective in Olympia, Washington. A graduate of Evergreen State College, he has been studying marine mammals and especially blue, humpback, and gray whales for more than 30 years. He has authored two books on marine mammals ( the award-winning Guide to Marine Mammals of Greater Puget Sound from Island Publishers, with R. Osborne and E.M. Dorsey  and Blue Whales from Voyageur Press, with G.H. Steiger) as well as more than 200 publications in scientific journals and technical reports. His work has been covered on shows by Discovery Channel, National Geographic, BBC, and others. 

Volunteer to Support the Native Plant Salvage Foundation

Event: 
Fri, 04/28/2017 - 9:00am - 4:30pm

 Volunteer to Support the Native Plant Salvage Foundation

Community members are invited to help prepare for NPSF's annual Water-Wise and Native Plant Sale, and to help staff the event! This is our biggest fundraiser of the year, and allows us to continue providing hand-on education and service opportunities to protect and conserve habitat and water resources across the South Salish Sea region.

Detailed volunteer descriptions are available on our websitePlease email nativeplantsalvage@gmail.com if you can help out on any of the following days! We will follow up with further details and directions.

  • Thursday, April 27th anytime from 9:30 a.m. - 3 p.m.
  • Friday or Saturday, April 28 & 29 anytime from 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
  • Sunday, April 30 between 9:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. Choose a morning or afternoon shift

Thanks for your support!

Volunteer to Support the Native Plant Salvage Foundation

Event: 
Thu, 04/27/2017 - 9:30am - 3:00pm

Community members are invited to volunteer their help to prepare for NPSF's annual WaterWise and Native Plant Sale, and to help staff the event! This is our biggest fundraiser of the year, and allows us to continue providing hand-on education and service opportunities to protect and conserve habitat and water resources across the South Salish Sea region.

Detailed volunteer descriptions are available on our website. Please email nativeplantsalvage@gmail.com if you can help out on any of the following days! We will follow up with further details and directions.

  • Thursday, April 27th anytime from 9:30 a.m. - 3 p.m.
  • Friday or Saturday, April 28 & 29 anytime from 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
  • Sunday, April 30 between 9:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. Choose a morning or afternoon shift

WaterWise Native Plant Sale

Event: 
Sun, 04/30/2017 - 11:00am - 3:00pm

Water-Wise & Native Plant Sale: Featuring Native & Specialty Plants

Sunday April 30th, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
5033 Harrison Ave. NW, Olympia

Hard-to-find specialty native and water-wise perennial flowers, ferns, small shrubs, and rain garden plants will be offered for sale by the Native Plant Salvage Foundation from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sunday, April 30th at the WSU Extension Office, 5033 Harrison Ave. NW, Olympia. The event will feature plants that are drought-tolerant, disease resistant, and sure to attract native birds and butterflies! Buyers may pre-order, or shop in person on April 30.  For more information, contact nativeplantsalvage@gmail.com or 360-867-2167, or visit our website!

Sacred Chant Concert with Jaya Lakshmi & Ananda!

Event: 
Fri, 05/19/2017 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm

Please join us for a soulful evening of sacred music and chants with two greatly beloved Kirtan musicians. We only get them once a year, so don't miss this great opportunity.

Friday May 19th 7-9pm

Unity of Olympia 1335 Fern St SW Olympia WA 98502

Tickets $15 Advance / $20 Day of Event. Click Here for easy secure online advance Ticket purchase.

For more information contact Ronny Temple ronny@olywaves.com and 360-485-2013

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