Three Nights of Food and Fellowship
“Secret Café” Dinners to Benefit Olympia FOR
Sunday, Monday, Thursday June 13, 14, 17
Our talented and generous cooks and hosts invite you to enjoy Three Nights of Food and Fellowship at a series of “secret cafés” on Sunday, Monday and Thursday June 13, 14, and 17. Proceeds will benefit the Olympia FOR’s ambitious and varied work for peace, social justice and nonviolence.
Building a world of peace, justice and nonviolence is possible only by working alongside one another – so we intend to empower ourselves by creating fellowship, a sense of community to sustain us in the struggle. Part of that is good food! Enjoy three delicious meals with opportunities to visit with old friends and meet new friends.
For more information please see www.olympiafor.org
For planning purposes, please RSVP to Alice Zillah, firstname.lastname@example.org or (360) 357-7705.
Mon May 17:
Olympia FOR’s Annual Meeting and Election:
Please join us from 6:30 to 8:30 pm at Traditions Café, 5th & Water downtown. We’ll celebrate another year of Olympia FOR’s vigorous and varied accomplishments and enjoy social time, dessert, and other snacks. We’ll and elect some members and officers to our Steering Committee. This year’s special feature will be a mini-workshop to help us speak with people who strongly disagree with us. It might begin with something creative and special to engage us. Please see the Olympia FOR’s April-May newsletter for more information. For other information about this event contact Jody Mackey at 915-6757 email@example.com
The following photo (below) is one from a series of self-portraits that I have been doing at the Friday evening peace vigil.
Information about the vigil: The vigil happens every Friday, rain or shine. It's from 4:30 PM to 6 PM at Percival Landing (corner of 4th and Water.) The vigil is an Olympia Fellowship of Reconciliation event. The Artesian Rumble Arkestra provides musical accompaniment. And if you are looking for a different and a perhaps more serious experience, then the Women in Black also have a (silent) vigil at the same time (from 5 to 6 PM) across the street from Percival Landing at the Heritage Fountain Park.
Now updated with additional comment about war and peace.
The Olympia Fellowship of Reconciliation weekly Friday evening Peace Vigil had a surprisingly good turn-out today, despite the weather.
There were about 12 or 15 people there.
Some of the signs included statements such as:
On Thursday March 25, from 5 to 7 pm, (Joseph) Dana Visali will be at the Olympia Timberland Regional Library (313 8th Ave. SE Olympia, WA) to present information about Afghanistan, including from recent travel to Afghanistan earlier this month. This will be a power point presentation
Dana has been traveling in Afghanistan with the San Francisco based Global Exchange, and is scheduled to begin returning today (March 15.) The focus of the trip was to study the impact of the war on women and children in Afghanistan, and to also look at the impact of 30 years of war on the environment.
Other topics in the presentation will include how war effects possibility of transitioning to a sustainable society.
Even if you can't be there by 5 pm, please show up for what is likely to be a very informative, interesting and engaging presentation!
The event is free. And Dana will graciously accept donations in order to defray the costs of travel.
for more information, (360) 259-4291
Sponsored by The Olympia Fellowship of Reconciliation.
Tom Rawson – a banjo-playing, crowd-delighting folksinger – performs songs of peace, social justice and just plain fun on Saturday, February 6, 2010, at 7:30 p.m. at Traditions Café at the corner of 5th and Water SW in downtown Olympia.
Rawson has charmed and invigorated audiences throughout the Pacific Northwest with his infectious wit, energy and songs that you just can’t resist singing along with.
As Steve Durfee wrote in the Victory Review, “Tom Rawson – Pete Seeger. These two run together in my mind. We gladly follow his lead and sing with the chorus from the very first song… First timer or old fan, old song or new, it always seems we are singing our favorites with an old friend.”
The Oly FOR Annual Holiday Peace Vigil was today. It was the 34th Annual. It was a good turn-out. Here are some photos. Thanks everyone for making it a great event!
Season's Greetings and Happy Holidays!
Tomorrow is the Oly FOR Annual Holiday Peace Vigil. You're invited! Please come out and celebrate your vision of a just and peaceful world. After the vigil, there will be social time with food and refreshments at a nearby location. Again, please join us!
The Artesian Rumble Arkestra will be there tomorrow -- what could be better than that!Vigil time: Noon to 1 pm (with social time to follow)
more info: Olympia FOR 34th Annual Holiday Peace Vigil
Hope to see you there!
Announcement by Glen Anderson:
Olympia FOR’s 34th Annual Holiday Peace Vigil
Saturday December 19, 12 noon to 1 p.m.
West 4th Avenue near Heritage Fountain, Olympia
The Olympia FOR invites the public to participate in our 34th Annual Holiday Peace Vigil on Saturday December 19 from 12:00 noon to 1:00 pm along both sides of West Fourth Avenue -- along the south side of Percival Landing and also in front of Heritage Fountain.
The Olympia FOR provides many signs and also invites participants to bring their own.
The Artesian Rumble Arkestra will perform jazz to lift our spirits further.
After the vigil we invite all participants to enjoy social time and free refreshments at a nearby location.
Please bring children and friends! Some families make this a regular part of their holiday tradition.
During this holiday season of joy and good will, let us set aside all violence and militarism, which are the opposites of joy and good will. The vigil gives participants and passersby an opportunity to pause and consider choosing peace instead of violence. Peace is so much more consistent with the holiday spirit.
The Olympia FOR also has also sponsored a weekly peace vigil in Sylvester Park at the corner of Legion and Capitol Way, from 12 noon to 1 p.m. every Wednesday since March 5, 1980, and another vigil at the south end of Percival Landing from 4:30 to 6:00 p.m. every Friday since November 1998.
The vigil is free, but the Olympia FOR will gratefully accept donations to support the Olympia FOR’s persistent work for nonviolence, social justice and peace.
For information contact Glen Anderson at (360) 491-9093 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The photos below are from previous Holiday Peace Vigils.
The weekly Friday peace vigil at Percival Landing has been ongoing for about 11 years now. It's sponsored by the Olympia Fellowship of Reconciliation.
Here are some photos from today's vigil: