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Special Events – September 2018

Fundraiser for Capital Homecare Cooperative

September 3, 5 to 8 PM at Pizzeria La Gitana

For caregivers, care receivers, and interested people. Buy some pizza (20% donated to the cause) and connect with other caregivers.

What’s Blooming in Budd

Citizen monitoring of Budd Inlet, to identify plankton and algae affecting water quality. Meets the first, second and third Thursday of each month (September 6, 13 and 20), from 1 to 2 at the Port Plaza gathering specimens, and from 2 to 3 at Lott Science Center identifying species.

Rise Up for the Climate!

September 8, 9:00 am – 12:00 pm at Tollefson Plaza, 1548 Commerce Street, Tacoma

Bring your banners, signs, instruments, voices, rattles, drums and hearts to shine a light on the LNG facility and the ICE detention center, both located on the Tacoma tideflats. Family friendly rally followed by 2-mile unity walk. Sponsored by 350 Tacoma.

Orcas Need Chinook: Petition Delivery

Saturday, September 15 at 1:45, WA State Capitol Building Lawn

Meeting to deliver petition signatures to Governor Jay Inslee’s staff, to request the immediate breaching of the Lower Snake River dams. Go to for details.

Out of Darkness Walk (suicide awareness)

September 15, 10 AM to 12 noon, at Heritage Park

A march for funding for programs that prevent suicide. Wear your red or orange Moms Demand t-shirt.

A conversation on how to bring about a nuclear weapons-free world

Saturday, September 15, 9 AM to 3:30 PM at St Patrick Catholic Church, 2702 Broadway E., Seattle.

Morning presentation, to develop a coherent local strategy; afternoon peace walk to St James Cathedral. More information at

Wobbly Beach Day:  IWW picnic

September 19, 5 to 9 PM at Priest Point Park

Reinventing Power – film

Thursday September 20, 6:30-8:30 pm. Olympia Unitarian Universalist Congregation, 2200 East End Street (parking access).

Free and open to the public

Community Peace Walk

September 22, 3 to 5 PM at Heritage Park

We will sing familiar songs of peace and social justice as we stroll around Capitol Lake! Hosted by the Olympia Peace Choir.

Thurston Conservation District Monthly Meeting

September 25, 2 to 5 PM, 2918 Ferguson ST SW, STE A

Commissioners attempt to get the minutes done, secure funding before deadlines pass, be civil to employees and other difficult chores.

Lets Talk About It:
Asian Women, Stereotypes, and Feminism

Tuesday, September 25, 6 to 8 PM at 402 Legion Way

Hosted by Planned Parenthood Votes NW and Hawaii

Thurston County Prosecutor Candidates Forum

Tuesday, September 25, 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm at the Olympia Unitarian Universalist Congregation, 2315 Division Street NW.

Find how Victor Minjares and Jon Tunheim differ in their views of the most powerful position in law enforcement.

NW Permaculture Convergence

September 28-30, Camp Singing Wind, Toledo, WA

Dozens of workshops, plenary sessions, key note addresses, educational displays and lots of networking. Attendees must volunteer 2 hours of time to the Convergence. Adults $130, teens $75. Go to for more details.


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

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