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Community Spotlight — March 2024

We Need Space! A Collaborative Zine Workshop

March 2, 2024

Olympia Timberland Library, 313 8th Ave SE, Olympia

Zine making workshop explores themes from Window Seat Media’s Community Roots Oral History Project exhibit on display February 8-March 11. Our need for affordable spaces to play, live and work is a common thread. Materials provided and no zine experience necessary. All ages welcome.

2:00—5:00 PM

Food Planet Future: The Art of Turning Food and Climate Perils into Possibilities

January 8 – March 29, 2024

Evergreen Gallery, Daniel J. Evans Library, TESC, 2737 McCann Plaza Dr NW, Olympia

Photographer Robert Dash uses a scanning electron microscope to highlight foods, pollen, seed with climate and biodiversity stories.

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday

9:00—6:00 PM

Dancing to the Music of the Forest

March 8, 2024

Capital High School, 2707 Conger Ave NW, Olympia

Multimedia dance performance with biofeedback from trees translated into musical notes. Explore mycelial networks in forests and how to protect Legacy Forests. Friends of Trees. Buy sliding scale ($10 to $50) tickets on-line to save time. Credit cards not accepted at the door:

7:30 – 9:00 PM

Lacey Cultural Celebration

March 9, 2024

Saint Martin’s University, 5000 Abbey Way SE, Lacey

Dance, music and martial arts performances and vendor and community resources booths. Free family fun. City of Lacey Parks and Recreation.

10:00 AM – 6:00 PM

Greet Your Creatures: Open Studio and Jazz Soire

March 9, 2024

Olympia Armory Creative Campus, 515 Eastside St. SE, Olympia

Fundraiser for Processions on April 26 and 27. Vendredi’s Bag Live Jazz and light appetizers. Procession of the Species. Ages 21+. Suggested $20 donation.

8:00 – 11:00 PM

Movie:  The Dark Crystal

March 10, 17, 23, 31, 2024

Capitol Theater, 206 5th Ave SE, Olympia

Magical puppet movie about a young Gelfling on a quest to save his world. Dir: Jim Henson, Frank Oz, 1982, 95 min. OSF Kids Club. Free for kids 12 and under. Tickets .5 hour before show at box office.

Check for times at

Story Swap

March 13, 2024

Harbor House, 217 Thurston Avenue NW, Olympia

Sandra Niman recounts tales that connect to the tumultuous history of the Emerald Isle. Afterwards, Story Swap is an opportunity to share personal stories or folk tales of old.

Free, but donations appreciated. South Sound Story Guild.

6 p.m.

Trash to Treasure

March 16, 2024

WET Science Center, 500 Adams St NE, Olympia.

One person’s trash is another person’s awesome new craft. Use recycled materials and your own creativity to make something new! Free.

10:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Gender Benders Craft Night

March 19, 2024

Friendship Hall (YWCA) 220 Union Ave SE, Olympia

This is a social gathering space for 18 + trans, nonbinary, intersex, gender-nonconforming, and genderqueer folx to craft together. Every month there will be a different craft activity. All supplies provided. Snacks and beverages provided.

6:00 PM – 7:30 PM

Abolition Action Hour

March 21 and April 18, 2024

Join monthly Action Hours to close jails and detention centers, defund police, invest in communities, and protect Indigenous rights to land and water. Presented by Olympia SURJ. Register:

3:00—4:00 PM

Amphibian Egg Mass Surveys

March 23, 2024

Pleasant Glade Park, 5011 Pleasant Glade Road NE, Lacey

Community science egg mass monitoring event to better understand amphibian population trends in our urban ponds. Equipment will be sanitized between uses.If you don’t have your own waders, we will work to accommodate you. Please dress warmly in layers. Survey groups limited to 6 participants 8+ age. Stream Team. Registration

8:00 AM

Hope Village Benefit Concert

March 23, 2024

Westminster Presbyterian Church, 1925 Boulevard Rd., Olympia

Olympia Symphony violinist Lisa Pearson and composer-pianist Dawn Sonntag in a benefit concert for Hope Village, a transitional tiny home community for those with housing insecurity. Works by Beethoven, Brahms and Sonntag.

Free; donations accepted at door or online at

7:00 PM

Earth Day Activities

April 20 and 21

Park and preserve cleanups, bike rides, outside interfaith services, and just plain fun in Thurston, Mason and Lewis Counties– many activities are planned but the details are still fuzzy.

Check after April 1 for a list of 8—10 regional events in Black Hills Audubon Society’s newsletter.




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