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Community Spotlight — Summer 2023

Arbutus Folk School

June 8, July 13, August 10, 5:30pm. Acoustic Open Mic Nights, emceed by Ahniwa Ferrari and Cliff Rice. Free to all ages. All skill levels are welcome. At The Evergreen State College.  Read more and sign up to perform here.

Juneteenth Celebration

Sunday, June 18, 1 to 5 pm. Juneteenth commemorates the end of slavery in the US and was made a federal holiday in 2021.  Performances, presentations and a marketplace featuring black-owned and operated businesses. Rebecca Howard Park, 911 Adams St.  Sponsored by Women of Color in Leadership Movement and Media Island International.

Olympia Zine Fest 2023!

June 20 at 8:30 am through midnight July 11 apply for a table.  Zine Fest is a community event to showcase zines and other forms of DIY culture. On Sept. 10, Olympia Timberland Library will host this supportive and safe space for people to promote their work, share ideas, learn skills and make friends.  Oly Timberland Library, 313 8th Avenue SE,

 Young Producers at TCTV

July 10-14 , 2-5:30 pm.    In the News: TV Studio Production  – Ages 8-11. Produce video segments using Thurston Community Media’s state-of-the-art production studio. Students will use professional video equipment to shoot and edit a news story they research. Register through Lacey Parks starting April 26. Call 360-491-0857. There is a $175 fee.

Get the word out via TCTV

Nonprofit organizations may submit messages for display on the TCMedia Readerboard.  Thurston Community Media | 440 Yauger Way SW, Suite C, Olympia,  360.956.3100 |

 Lacey Youth Council

Application deadline June 30 for Lacey students who will be sophomores, juniors or seniors. Lacey-area high school students can help guide  discussions of Lacey government leaders on issues affecting youth. The advisory body has 15 members, with seven spots designated for juniors and seniors. Find the application form on the LYC webpage.  After interviews this summer, the city council will appoint the youth council in August.

Juice Box Theater

In the morning all summer, plays for kids!   Goldilocks (June), Rapunzel (July), Billy Goats Gruff (August). JBT was founded by a group of local authors, tech wizards, and actors for kids and caregivers.  At OlyTheater, Capital Mall, across from Old Navy.  For tickets and information:

Community Volleyball!

Tuesday, August 1, 2023 – 6 pm – 8:50 pm. The volleyball program at The Evergreen State College  is hosting open gyms with two courts for community members to join and play volleyball.CRC Gym ( Court 2) , CRC Gym ( Game Court) . Organizer Email

Ranked Choice Voting

1st Saturday of every month at 9 am. The South Sound Chapter of FairVote Washington meets over zoom to organize to bring Ranked Choice Voting to Washington state. Ranked-choice voting is used for state primary, congressional, and presidential elections in Alaska and Maine and for local elections in more than 20 US cities including Seattle.  Sign up at



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