Performances on May 1, 5, 6, 7 and 8
$11-$15 per ticket
Inspired by the true story of the women pilots who formed the Women’s Auxiliary Ferrying Squadron during World War II and an elite squadron of women pilots who battle prejudice, betrayal, sabotage and personal loss to prove they belong in the U.S. Army Air Corps. Register at www.olympialittletheatre.org.
Directed by Esther Almazán (Yaqui/Yoeme Tribe)
May 6 – May 28
The State Theater
General $35 • Senior/Military $32 • Student/Youth $20
This original play, written by Mary Kathryn Nagle of the Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma and partner at Pipestem Law, a firm specializing in tribal sovereignty of Native nations and peoples, covers the fight by Sarah Ridge Polson, a young Cherokee lawyer, to restore her Nation’s tribal jurisdiction while confronting the ever-present ghosts of her grandfathers. An epic tale of the powerful intersections of personal and political truths that Gloria Steinem called “fundamental and revelatory.” Content Advisory for children under age 12.
Farms Forever 2022
An online benefit
Join us in celebrating the 25th anniversary of the Community Farmland Trust with this annual auction and benefit. Register at communityfarmlandtrust.org.
Friday, June 17 – Sunday, June 19
Wellness-centered classes, delicious nourishing food, community connection and good old fashioned summer camp fun to bring the community together for accessible collective healing that uplifts and supports us as a whole. Sponsored by Olympia’s Empowerment 4 Girls. Non-binary folks and trans women welcome. Register or learn more about fees at empowerment4girls.com/events or call 360.878.2043.
Olympia Fiddle Camp
OFC welcomes students ages 7-15 who are interested in playing violin/fiddle in a nurturing. No previous music or violin experience is required. The program will run Monday-Friday, June 26-July 1 (no full-day or half-day camp program this year). All classes will be held at the Olympia Center. Contact for more information: http://www.olympiakidsfiddlecamp.com/
ONGOING & REGULAR HAPPENINGS
Episode One: Walking Two Trails
The first in this new series of podcasts features local tribal historians sharing Indigenous Puget Sound history and tribal knowledge and expertise with representatives from the Muckleshoot, Nisqually, Puyallup, and Steilacoom Tribes.
Episode Two: Reclaiming the Narrative
This episode tells how tribal historians first came to learn about the Puget Sound Treaty War of 1855-56, the war through which tribes gained back access to reservation land that had been taken from them by the disputed Medicine Creek Treaty of 1854.
Cassette tapes are neat, concise, portable, sleek and terribly modern all over again. Olympia underground music-makers have released a stack of groovin’ musics on cassette tape in the last few months, available now from The K Mail Order Dept.
Ever wonder what microscopic organisms you’re swimming with? Every week, biologists track plankton communities and screen for harmful algal blooms (HABs). The data is submitted to NOAA’s SoundToxins program, to help protect human health and economic losses to fisheries. During this kayak activity, we will collect water quality data and plankton samples that will be analyzed onshore using microscopes. Learn more and register at http://deschutesestuary.org/kayak-boat-patrols/
Glen Anderson Parallax Perspectives
“Nonviolent National Defense — A Practical Way to Be More Secure”
Mondays at 1:30 pm, Wednesdays at 5:00 pm, Thursdays at 9:00 pm on Channel 22
Instead of military violence, we could defend our nation better through carefully planned strategies of nonviolent resistance. Besides eliminating the danger of nuclear war, a nonviolent national defense would also provide better security without all of the downsides that violent militarism causes. Learn more at www.parallaxperspectives.org, or contact producer/host Glen Anderson at (360) 491-9093 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Olympia Free Clinic is looking for both medical and non-medical volunteers to continue their effort to provide accessible and free health care to our community. Sign up for the OFC newsletter to receive updates at http://www.theolympiafreeclinic.org/#.
Queer Body Love
Tuesdays at 7 pm
1522 4th Ave. E
A gentle movement class that’s adaptive for all bodies and abilities, including wheelchair accessibility.
We are delighted to report that 100% of our March 16th donations benefitting the Gaza Community Mental Health Programme helped raise $10,000 for GCMHP, an organization guided by the principles of justice and human rights and provides inclusive, integrated, and specialized community mental health services in Gaza. Enormous thanks to all who contributed! In doing so, you honored Omar As’ad, Hajj Suleiman, and Rachel Corrie, in whose memories the gift is given.