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17th Protecting Mother Earth Conference

June 28 – July 1, at Frank’s Landing, 11117 Conine Ave SE, Nisqually Territories, Olympia.

Hosted by the LSqualli-Absch, the Nisqually People, and co-sponsored by the Indigenous Environmental Network and Indigenous Climate Action.  To uplift the critical voices of those on the frontline battles against environmental injustice and climate change. Break-out sessions to address the following key themes: Water, Oceans and Fisheries, Climate Justice, Extreme Energy and Renewable Energy, Mining, Food Sovereignty, Environmental Health, Just Transition, and Rights of Mother Earth.  For more info, or call: (218) 751-4967

Fellowship of Reconciliation 60th Annual Regional Nonviolence Conference

Sat. June 30 – Tues. July 3, 2018 at the Seabeck Conference Center in Seabeck, WA

Break-out sessions on:  Human Rights Defenders in Israel & Palestine; Show Up. Stand Up. Speak Up to take your life back again; Decolonizing Gender; Moving the stories we hold in our bodies (an Open Floor dance/movement workshop); Let’s talk about race.  To find price and register, go to 

NW Solidarity Day at the Detention Center

Sunday, July 1 at 1:30 – 4 PM, Northwest Detention Center, 1623 E J St, Tacoma

Rally against the barbarisms aimed at immigrants. Hosted by NWDC Resistance.

Disabled Hikers Hike Olympia

Sunday, July 1, 2:00 PM, at Woodard Bay Conservation Area

Supportive hiking experience for anyone that needs a slower hike.

Fun Run at Tumwater Valley Golf Course

July 4, 8:00 AM at the golf course

Cart paths & fairways become a 4-mile running course Event benefits golf programs for low-income youth. $20 adults, $10 age 17 and under.

4th of July Parade – Tumwater

Starts 11:00 AM, at Capitol Boulevard & Lee Street; Capitol Blvd to Israel Rd; west onto Israel Rd, ending up at Linderson Way.

Fireworks at Tumwater Valley Golf Course

July 4, starting at 10:15 PM.  $10 per car for parking.

Build the Mesh: Weekly Workshop

Thursday, July 5, 4 to 7 pm @ OlyMEGA, 312 4th Ave E

We are learning to build a wireless mesh network to improve internet access for everyone in Thurston County. Join us every Thursday at OlyMEGA for weekly builds and workshops.

Cascadia Poetry Group

Every Thursday 6-9 pm at 3 Magnets, 600 Franklin St SE (the first Thursday July 5)

Open mic with a featured poet. $5 but no one turned away.

Stream Bug Spectacular

Sat., July 7, 2 PM, at LOTT Science Center, 500 Adams St NE

Brief presentation of stream bugs from McLane Creek, followed by student identification in this all-day bug lab.

Authors present Swimming Holes of Washington

July 11, 7 PM, at Browsers Bookshop, 107 Capitol Way N.

Sixty-eight swimming holes in natural locations for you to visit.

The Sacred Place Where Life Begins

July 13th: Friday 6:30 – 8:00 PM

Special Event at OUUC:   20-minute film, The Sacred Place Where Life Begins, Gwich’in Women Speak, by Miho Aida. The social justice and environmental threat taking place right now as the Gwich’in people of the Arctic fight to protect their native lands from oil drilling. Free.

Zumba in the Park (ZIP)

July 14, 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

ZIP Olympia-Lacey is a dance fitness event every Saturday from 2-3:30 pm between 6/23 and 9/1/18.  Find them on Facebook for schedule and locations. For adults and older children.

Empowerment4Girls July Camp

Monday, July 9 – Friday, July 13 at The Yoga Loft, 219 Legion Way SW

A summer camp to inspire and empower girls, ages 9-16, to deepen their unique character . . .   $375/week; call 248-345-4303 for details.

Fundraiser for Victor Menjare
Tuesday, July 10 at 6:30 PM, 1423 Conger Ave NW
Hosted by Syd and Jessica Ryan

Airbound Arts Spectacular

July 14, 7 – 9 PM, at Airbound Arts, 312 Columbia St NW

Monthly aerial variety show. $5 for kids, $10 for adults.

Festival of the Steh-Chass: Volunteer Training

Saturday, July 14th, 11-1 PM

Roles and guidelines for volunteers at the upcoming Festival of the Steh-Chass September 1. DERT office, upstairs of Buck’s 5th Avenue Spice Shop 209 5th Ave SE.

West Central Park

Free concerts & movies. See ad in printed issue.

July 14th: Smoocho Gusto!

July 28th: Garcia Van Dylan and Stone Hollow

Human Design

Tuesday, July 17th 1:00 pm at Lacey  Senior Center

Catherine Rivers, Life Coach, will introduce Human Design, a system drawing from many ancient wisdoms, and synthesize it with quantum physics and human genetics. The result is a highly accurate depiction of how your energy works.  Contact Catherine at 360.480.1083.

Water Levels in Thurston County:   Nisqually Summer Lecture Series #31
Wednesday, July 18, 7 PM at the Nisqually Wildlife Refuge Center,  100 Brown Farm Rd NE
Lecture by Kevin Hansen, hydrogeologist for Thurston County, on water levels in Thurston County and the Hirst Decision.
Coffee with your Conservation District

Wednesday, Jul 18 @ 9:30 – 10:30 am @ Jenny’s Barnhouse in Yelm

Meet district staff, learn about free programs, workshops, farm planning assistance, restoration projects and more.

Celebrate I-1631!
Thursday, July 19, 6:30-8:30 PM, at Washington Hall
A party celebrate our volunteers and coalition members who helped us get 1631 on the ballot!
Summer Garden Party for Native Plant Salvage Foundation 

Friday, July 20th, 5-8 PM, at a private garden oasis in Westside Olympia

Fundraiser.  Gather with friends and enjoy unique views of the home’s high-style, low-water-use garden, created by a local artist to feature glorious color, form, and texture combinations!   Tickets and details:, or 360-867-2164.

Native Prairie Plant Gardening Workshop

Saturday, July 21, 10:00 am – 1:00 pm at Shotwell’s Landing Nursery

Prairie plant ecology, including seed harvesting and cleaning practices.  RSVP required, email

Zero Hour Climate March organized by Youth

July 21, 11 AM – 1 PM, Heritage Park

Earth Guardians and young people are marching in Washington DC and all over the country for immediate, common sense climate change legislation.

Paddle to Puyallup: Washington’s Native Americans Come to Puyallup By Canoe

July 28 Arrival, August 4 Departure
Canoe Landing, 4224 Marine View Drive
Regional Meeting, Chief Leschi School, 5625 52nd St. East
Camping at the Cultural Center, 3509 72nd St. East
“We are going to occupy our ancestral highways as Advocates of Sacred! We are calling to action all women who wish to practice their sacredity again.”  Contact 253-573-7800
OUUC Electric Vehicle Rally

July 29: Sunday 10:00 -12:45, in the parking lot at OUUC.

Come and sit in an electric car, and ask the owner questions about it. We will have variety of vehicles, including an Arcimoto 3-wheel vehicle.   Also several electric bikes to try out!

Peace Walkers Come to Olympia

July 30, 7 PM at Traditions Café

The Nipponzan Myohoji Peace Walkers will be at Traditions for a meet & greet as they walk from Eugene, Oregon to Trident & Ground Zero to commemorate Hiroshima & Ground Zero. The Olympia Coalition to Abolish Nuclear Weapons will be hosting this event. Light refreshments.  More info at 360-491- 9093


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