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Special Events – October 2018

Exciting films, plays, live musician and book events in October.  Go to for listings.

Trainings in Homeless Advocacy

October 1-22, Mondays at 7 pm at 701 Franklin St. SE, Library Room

What causes homelessness and how you can get involved.  Sponsored by JustHousing.

Olympia Arab Festival

Saturday, October 6, 11 am to 5 pm, The Olympia Center

Celebrate the food, culture, traditions, lifestyles, of the diverse peoples of the Arab world.  Art and performances, Sponsored by the Rachel Corrie Fdn.

Thurston County Commissioner Candidate Forum

Thurs., October 11, 7:00 – 9:00, Olympia Unitarian Congregation, 2315 Division St. NW

Candidates Bud Blake and Tye Menser will participate

HeartSparkle Players

October 12, 7:30 pm, at Traditions Cafe

Tell your story and watch as it is turned into drama by a team of actors.  Theme:  Your Name, and the meanings it has.  Sliding scale $7 – $12.

DERT Annual Dinner and Silent Auction

Sat. October 13, 6-9 pm. The Woman’s Club of Olympia, Washington St at 10th Ave

Speakers Willie Frank and Beth Doglio.  Tickets $20.  Volunteer to help run the silent auction and front table. RSVP to

All Freakin’ Night

October 13,  Oly Film Society, 206 Fifth Ave SE

Dusk until daybreak:  watch insane movies with fellow revellers

Repair Cafe Olympia

October 14, 10 to 12 pm at RANGA House, 4800 Capitol Blvd SE, Tumwater, Suite D

Too often things are thrown away that could simply be repaired.   Come to the Repair Cafe and learn how to fix them.  Sip tea, chat, share skills and fix things.  RANGA is part of the worldwide Repair Café International Family.  Free.

“Art of the Estuaries” Artist Reception and Open House

Thursday Sept. 20, 5 -7:00 pm,  The Loft above Buck’s 5th Avenue  209 5th Ave SE

 Indigenous art show celebrating the Steh-Chass:   Budd Inlet and the Deschutes River Watershed. Works by Native artists Erin Genia, Gary Wessels-Galbreath, Patti Puhn, and Joseph Seymour. Curated by Carrie Ziegler.

Women’s March on the Pentagon 2018

October 20 – 21,  9 am – 7 pm each day PDT

A principled call to action against the entire Empire, in solidarity with oppressed and occupied women and families everywhere. for updates, car sharing etc.  Organized by Cindy Sheehan

Stonewall Youth Spooky Bowl-O-Rama

October 27, 6 – 8 pm, Westside Lanes

Annual fundraising extravaganza – plus bowling!  Costumes! Prizes! Collect donations prior to and participate in the bowlathon. Be a team leader? Contact

For a comprehensive listing of events and activities of interest to the South Sound’s politically active community and friends, go to the Community Calendar at For WIP listings
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