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Special events

I-1600, Universal Health Care for Washington State

All month signature collection. Volunteer at www.wholewashington,org

I-1631, Carbon Fee and Dividend

Collect signatures all month.  Volunteer at Yes on 1631 (Facebook)

Poor People’s Campaign rallies

Mondays beginning June 2. See schedule in the article.

Rock against Trump!

Saturday, June 2, 6 pm at Capitol Theater.

4-band concert to benefit Northwest Immigrants Rights Project.

Tickets $20, $15 students & OFS members. Go to

Celebrate Poetry!

Saturday, June 2, 11 am,  WET Science Center

Olympia Poet Laureate Amy Solomon-Minarchi. Poetry reading & all-ages workshop.

Free Day at Washington State Parks.

June 2 and 10.

Comics Festival

June 2, 11 to 4 – Olympia Center – artists display their wares.

5 to 7 pm – Capitol Theater – variety/talk show.

7 to 8:30 –  Guests of Honor sign books at Danger Room, 201 W 4th Ave.

More info at

The Lost Diaries of Eve and Adam

Wednesday, June 6, 7:30, Traditions

Story artists Ingrid Nixon and Jeff Doyle look at relationships. $10.

Contact  360-878-0838

The Bridge Music Project Kick-off Concert

Friday, June 8, 7pm Artesian Commons Park in Downtown

Hosted by the Mayor of Olympia, Cheryl Selby and featuring several youth from The Bridge Music Project and the hip hop/funk band, Speaker Minds from Portland.

Goals for Gaza—soccer tournament and community iftar meal

Saturday, June 9,  3 pm-10 pm. Chinook Middle School (Fields 9 & 10) and the Masjid al-Nur-Islamic Center of Olympa.

Benefit for the Rachel Corrie Gaza Sport Initiative.

YWCA Racial Justic Summit

Saturday, June 9. Doors open at 9, program at 10. SPSCC Student Union Bldg.

Information and registration at

America’s Next Top Bottom

Saturday, June 9, 8-11 pm, at Speakeasy, 325 4th Ave East.

Drag queen variety show features different talents & looks.

Tickets $10 online, $12 at the door.

Kidical Mass Family Bike Ride

June 10, 11 am – 1pm.  Meet at Reeves Middle School, ride to Bigelow Park, San Francisco St. Bakery & back to Reeves.

For kids out of training wheels.

Beyond Flooding: Climate Conversations

Wednesday, June 13, 6:30-8 pm, Olympia City Hall.

A warmer climate will affect rainfall, extreme events and atmospheric rivers. Stormwater engineer Eric Christensen.

World’s Largest Swim Lesson

Thursday, June 21, 10 – 2.  Evergreen State College Pool, Constantino Recreation Center.

A lesson every half hour for up to 50 children; ages 1 to 12.  Worldwide event to give children skills to avoid drowning.

Free.  Come 15 minutes early to sign your child up.

Washington State Investment Board bi-monthly meeting

Thursday, June 21, 9:30 am, WSIB building, 2100 Evergreen Park Drive SW, Suite 100.

Community activists attempt (once again) to persuade the Board to divest from fossil fuels.

Contact Bourtai Hargrove (360) 352-6327 to coordinate

Secret Café – Green Party Fundraiser

June 24, 6:00 onward, venue TBA but it will be lush.

Dinner $25.  Call 360-232-6165 to make reservations.

Tend, Gather, and Grow Summer Camp

Monday, June 25, 9 am to Friday, June 29, 3 pm. GruB, 2016 Elliott AVE NW.

Youth explore common wild plants and learn to use them for food, medicine, art and more.

$185-$225 sliding scale. Call Elise Krohn, 360-753-5522

For more events, go to the Works in Progress Facebook Page.  And look up the Community Calendar at to find events of interest to progressives and others all over South Sound.


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