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Special events – October 2019

The Women – theater

Wed., Oct. 2, doors open at 7 pm, show at 8.

Harlequin Productions, 202 4th Ave E

Sneak peak at the dress rehearsal of The Women

Get a sneak peak of Harlequin Productions’ The Women, final dress rehearsal. Fundraiser for programs of the Childcare Action Council. Suggested donation of $15 – $50. Find out about their many family programs at Call Nancy at 360-786-8907 x100 to reserve a ticket.

Organizer training 101

Sat, Oct 5-6, 8 am – 5 pm

Learn IWW organizing techniques to fight for respect and fair treatment at your workplace. To attend register at

Labor Wars of the Northwest

Wed, Oct 9, 7:30-9:30 pm

Olympia Library after hours

Film examines labor conflict in the context of a decades-long struggle that began with the arrival of the railroads in the1880s and permeated the region. Discussion follows.

Nutritional Pest Control Workshop

Sat., Oct 12, 10 am – noon

Violet Prairie Grange, 17910 Violet Prairie Road, off Old Hwy 99

Get rid of insects & diseases by using smart soil nutrition.

Contact: Janice Erickson, 360- 273-9987 or

Freedom Socialist Party National Convention

Oct. 12-15, Tukwila, WA

For more information:

Olympia Food Co-op Elections 2019

Oct 15 – Nov 15

Ballots available at East and Westside stores, also online at   On the ballot: two board positions and whether the coop should carry beer and wine. To vote make sure your address is correct in coop records.

Olympia Coalition to Abolish Nuclear Weapons

Thu, Oct 17, 5 pm

Mixx 96 meeting room SW corner of State & Washington. Regular meetings third Thursdays

For more information Glen Anderson 360.491.9093.

Celebrate 10 Years of DERT – Dinner, Auction, & Dance

October 19, 6 to 10 PM at South Bay Grange

Deschutes Estuary Restoration Team.  Dinner by Nineveh, music by the Lumen. Tickets $40 or $75 for two, in advance.

“What is Socialism”

Thu, Oct. 24, 7-9 pm. Traditions Café, 5th & Water.

Economics for Everyone panel presentation and discussion with IWW, OlyAssembly, Olympia DSA. Everyone welcome.

Olympia Tenants Assembly

Sat., Oct 26, 2 – 5 pm

See location at facebook address

Talk to neighbors and other renters about precarious living situations, deteriorating conditions, invasive landlords and rising rents. Stand together as tenants to build a stronger voice to demand healthy and affordable housing for all.

Benefit Luncheon – Thurston LWV Education Fund

Sat, Oct 26, 11:30 am

Indian Summer Country Club, 5900 Troon Lane SE

Michelle Gonzalez, Dir., WA State Women’s Commission, will speak. Also Citizenship Award Recipients CIELO, Integral Latino Education Center of Olympia and Cascadia Research Collective. Auction. Tickets $65, available online at

Olympia Food Co-op annual membership meeting

Sat, Nov 2, 11 am – 2 pm

Olympia Center, 222 Columbia St

Meet Board candidates, discuss policy, share lunch. Co-ops make another world possible but only if members choose a strong board. Vote Oct 15-Nov 15.

Womxn of Achievement Celebration

Sat, Nov 2, dinner

South Puget Sound Community College

Special Guest Ijeoma Oluo and presentation of 2019 awards. Ticket info online at, under Events (2019 Womxn of Achievement). All proceeds benefit YWCA Olympia.

Forums for Olympia, Lacey & Tumwater city council and port candidates

All month of October

Videotaped and posted online by the League of Women Voters. View at


For a fuller listing of October events go to Check the WIP facebook page for other events that arrived after deadline.


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