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Special events

Community Police Forum

Saturday, March 3, 10 AM to 1 PM, at Olympia High School, 1302 North St. SE, Performing Arts Center.

On implementing the new police programs that were voted in last November: increasing the Walking Patrol Team; creating a Neighborhood Police Team; and creating a Mental Health Response Team. Sponsored by the Olympia Police Dept.

Film: “The Man Who Saved the World”

Saturday, March 3, 1:30 PM at the Olympia Timberland Library, 8th Ave SE

About a Cold War incident in which the order to fire a nuclear missile was disobeyed. Sponsored by FOR, contact Glen Anderson (360) 491-9093.

Black Hills Audubon Society Annual Dinner/Fundraiser

March 3, 4:30 to 9:00 PM, SPSCC.

John Marzluff speaks on Welcome to Subirdia: How birds respond to development. Tickets $35, go to

BOEM (Bureau of Ocean Energy Management) hearing on offshore drilling along the Washington coast

Monday, March 5, 3 to 7 PM, at the Red Lion Inn, 2300 Evergreen Park Drive SW.

Many organizations are holding rallies or press conferences before the hearing.

Wearable Art Show and Sale

Thursday, March 8, 6-9 PM thru Sunday, March 11, 10 AM-4 PM in the Mercedes-Benz showroom in Fife, WA

Juried wearable art including handmade clothing, jewelry and accessories. Shop and watch competitions. Free.

Benefit concert for Larry Hilde’s medical expenses

(Larry has represented many Olympia activists in court for not much pay)

Thursday, March 8, 7 PM, Bellingham Unitarian Fellowship, 1207 Ellsworth St in Bellingham.

Concert will feature Dana Lyons, Gary Kanter, and Linda Allen.

Art Studio for the Procession of the Species—Open House

Saturday, March 10, 11 AM to 4 PM. Studio is at 406 Water Street in Olympia.

Studio will be open for Procession workers thereafter—Hours TBA.

Women of Color in Leadership Potluck Brunch

Saturday, March 10, from 11 to 2 at Media Island, 816 Adams St. SE

A safe place for women of color to discuss issues, events, and experiences that uniquely affect us.

Ethnic Celebration

Saturday, March 10, 10 AM to 6 PM at Saint Martin’s University Worthington Center & Marcus Pavilion

Music and dance from around the world displays of traditions from other lands—exotic flavors and artwork from food and craft vendors—hands-on craft activities for the kids. For information: Lacey Parks and Recreation, (360) 491-0857

Another deportation hearing (the last one?) for Zahid Chaudhry

Monday, March 12. Hearing at 1000 2nd Ave, Seattle, 1 PM. Meet for carpooling at Exit 109 Park & Ride, 10 AM.

Movie: “FIX IT: Healthcare at the Tipping Point”

Thursday, March 15, 6:30 to 8:30PM at OUUC (2315 Division St. NW).

Film followed by discussion. Sponsored by Meaningful Movies of Olympia. Contact: Diana Finch, (360) 754-6042

Petitions for starting Universal Healthcare for Washington State are ready for signatures. You can pick up a form at the movie and start collecting.

Community Potluck to commemorate the 15th anniversary of Rachel Corrie’s last stand in Gaza.

Friday, March 16 from 5 to 8 PM at the Olympia Center in downtown Olympia.

Special guest speakers to include Huweida Arraf, Palestinian human rights activist, and Craig and Cindy Corrie, Rachel’s parents.

Spark Our Next 50! Washington Environmental Council Gala

Saturday, March 17, 6:00 PM at the Washington State Convention Center, 705 Pike Street in Seattle.

Guest speaker Julian Agyeman will talk about what the future might look like. Tickets $150; go to and click on “attend the event.”

Initiatives Kickoff

Tuesday, March 20, 7 PM at Traditions

Our Revolution Thurston presents two initiatives it wants to pass this year:  I-1600 for Universal Health Care, and the carbon tax initiative of the Alliance for Jobs and Clean Energy, plus tips for gathering signatures.  Contact: Jennifer Sprague, (360) 464-5910

Plants & Personal Care Workshop

Wednesday March 21st from 6:00 to 8:00 at Media Island International, 816 Adams St SE

Sponsored by the Women of Color Leadership Movement. $5-15 dollar sliding scale, no one turned away.

Women’s Club of Olympia, 135th Anniversary celebrating 135 years of community service

Saturday, March 24th, at the Abigail Stuart House, 1002 Washington St SE. Doors open 6 PM.

Wine tasting, hors d’oevres, and a silent auction; entertainment till 9. Free event. Contact Gail Sullivan, 360-763-1412.

Capital Wine and Food Festival

Saturday, March 24 at St Martin’s University

Wine-tasting and food sampling from local vendors. Tickets $15 in advance, $20 at the door. Ticket pays for one glass of wine, plus $5 in scrip to pay vendors. Children under 12 free.

Emerald Spiral Spring Expo 2018

Saturday, March 24, 9 to 5 at the Kent Commons in Kent, WA.

The preeminent New Age fair in the NW featuring alternative medicine, new age wisdom and quantum physics. Demonstrations, workshops. Discover the magic inside of you. Free, with free parking.


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