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Return your ballot on the Home Fund and School Levy vote any day up to Feb. 13

3rd Annual Eye-2-Eye Dinner Fundraiser

Fri. Feb. 2, 5:00 PM, at St Michael’s Catholic Parish, 1208 11th Ave SE, Olympia.  

Celebrate the nightly shelter run by Interfaith Works.  Tickets $65 single, & up.  To buy online, go to   Contact: 360-357-7224. 

Family Barefoot Boogie

Fri. Feb 2,  5:30 at Eagles Ballroom, 805 4th St E. 

Dance party, veggie chili & fixings, raffle. Proceeds offer scholarships to girls for summer camp.  Tickets $25 to $100 sliding scale.  Contact (248) 345-4303. 

Hearing at the Federal Bureau of Ocean Energy Management re: offshore- drilling in the State of Washington.  

Mon, Feb 5, 3-7 PM, at Tacoma Convention Center, 47 St Helens Ave, Tacoma, WA. 

“The mission of the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management is to manage development of US Outer Continental Shelf energy and mineral resources in an environmentally and economically responsible way.”

“Inspirational Dreams,”

Fri, Feb 9 at 7:30 PM, at Traditions Café (300 5th Ave SE).  Heartsparkle Players. 

People recount moments from their lives; then Players re-create them with movement, music and dialogue. $7 suggested donation. 

“Adult Swim: Love Bytes.”  

Fri, Feb 9, Hands On Children’s Museum (414 Jefferson St NE, Oly). 

No actual swimming but a fun party for adults.  Explore electric connections and sweet science; the inputs and outputs of relationships in the natural and digital world . . .  tickets $25 early, $30 day-of.   Contact, 360-956-0818

Fantastic Annual Rummage Sale

Sat, Feb 10, 9am- 2pm, Lincoln School gym (on 21st Ave SE,). 

Thurston-Santo Tomas Sister County Assn. Accepting donations on Friday, Feb 9 from 4 to 7pm (to the gym please).

Fourth Annual Gala of OlyEcosystems.  

Sat. Feb 10, 6 – 10 PM, Washington Center Black Box, 512 Washigton St NE. 

Environmental challenges in the S Puget Sound. Talks, music,  appetizers, wines & beers, silent auction.  $25; purchase Tickets:, or call 360-753-8585

Washington State Legislature,

Hearings on matters of importance may be held with little notice.  Upcoming bills on carbon taxes (three bills under consideration), universal health care, a state bank for state funds, abolition of the death penalty, and other topics.   Check legislative calendars frequently!  Go to to track a specific bill. Find a link to the day’s calendar also on that page. 

Last day to vote in the Special Election

Tue, Feb 13 until 8 PM. 

Vote on City of Olympia Sales and Use Tax Increase for Olympia Home Fund; also Olympia School District No. 111 Technology and Capital Projects Replacement Levy.  

“The IF Project.”  

Thurs, Feb 15, 6:30 to 9pm at OUUC ( 2315 Division St. NW). 

Experiences of current and former inmates in Washington’s prisons.  Sponsored by Meaningful Movies of Olympia. 

Divestment Action 

Thurs, Feb 15 at 9:30 AM, at the Washington State Investment Board Room, 2100 Evergreen Park Drive SW. 

Olympia FOR Climate Action Committee. Urging the Investment Board to divest the state of Washington from fossil fuel funds.  All welcome to attend and watch. 

Oly Old-time [Music] Festival

Thurs – Sun, Feb 15 – 18.  Arbutus Folk School. 

Concerts, shows, dances and workshops held at locations around Olympia. For schedule and locations, go to  Some events require ticke

Toliva Shoals Statewide Sailboat Race,

Sat, Feb 17, all-day race from Budd Inlet north to the Toliva Shoals Buoy and back, Registration $35.

Go to for details and to register, or watch from the shore. 

Illuminated Ball at the Eagles Ballroom, 

Sat, Feb 17, 7:30 PM.  Fundraiser for the Procession Art Studio. 

Arialists, jugglers, drummers, dancers.   Tickets $50, go to or buy at Traditions.  Sponsored by Earthbound Productions. 

Sa’Heh’Wa’Mish Days,

Sat and Sun, Feb 17 and 18. 

A ceremonial gathering of the indigenous people of the Coast Salish Tribes, performed at the Little Creek Casino Resort in Shelton.  Grand entry times 1 PM and 7 PM Saturday, 1 PM Sunday.  Dancing, drumming competitions; prizes.   

Ramzy Baroud speaks on his book The Last Earth:
A Palestinian Story, 

Tues, Feb 20, 6:30 PM, Traditions (300 5th Ave SE). 

Palestinian dispossession, resistance, and resiliance.  Sponsored by Rachel Corrie Foundation for Peace & Justice, contact Jessica

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