17th Protecting Mother Earth Conference
June 28 – July 1, at Frank’s Landing, 11117 Conine Ave SE, Nisqually Territories, Olympia.
Hosted by the LSqualli-Absch, the Nisqually People, and co-sponsored by the Indigenous Environmental Network and Indigenous Climate Action. To uplift the critical voices of those on the frontline battles against environmental injustice and climate change. Break-out sessions to address the following key themes: Water, Oceans and Fisheries, Climate Justice, Extreme Energy and Renewable Energy, Mining, Food Sovereignty, Environmental Health, Just Transition, and Rights of Mother Earth. For more info, PME2018@ienearth.org or call: (218) 751-4967
Fellowship of Reconciliation 60th Annual Regional Nonviolence Conference
Sat. June 30 – Tues. July 3, 2018 at the Seabeck Conference Center in Seabeck, WA
Break-out sessions on: Human Rights Defenders in Israel & Palestine; Show Up. Stand Up. Speak Up to take your life back again; Decolonizing Gender; Moving the stories we hold in our bodies (an Open Floor dance/movement workshop); Let’s talk about race. To find price and register, go to http://forseabeck.org/register-here/
NW Solidarity Day at the Detention Center
Sunday, July 1 at 1:30 – 4 PM, Northwest Detention Center, 1623 E J St, Tacoma
Rally against the barbarisms aimed at immigrants. Hosted by NWDC Resistance.
Disabled Hikers Hike Olympia
Sunday, July 1, 2:00 PM, at Woodard Bay Conservation Area
Supportive hiking experience for anyone that needs a slower hike.
Fun Run at Tumwater Valley Golf Course
July 4, 8:00 AM at the golf course
Cart paths & fairways become a 4-mile running course Event benefits golf programs for low-income youth. $20 adults, $10 age 17 and under.
4th of July Parade – Tumwater
Starts 11:00 AM, at Capitol Boulevard & Lee Street; Capitol Blvd to Israel Rd; west onto Israel Rd, ending up at Linderson Way.
Fireworks at Tumwater Valley Golf Course
July 4, starting at 10:15 PM. $10 per car for parking.
Build the Mesh: Weekly Workshop
Thursday, July 5, 4 to 7 pm @ OlyMEGA, 312 4th Ave E
We are learning to build a wireless mesh network to improve internet access for everyone in Thurston County. Join us every Thursday at OlyMEGA for weekly builds and workshops.
Cascadia Poetry Group
Every Thursday 6-9 pm at 3 Magnets, 600 Franklin St SE (the first Thursday July 5)
Open mic with a featured poet. $5 but no one turned away.
Stream Bug Spectacular
Sat., July 7, 2 PM, at LOTT Science Center, 500 Adams St NE
Brief presentation of stream bugs from McLane Creek, followed by student identification in this all-day bug lab.
Authors present Swimming Holes of Washington
July 11, 7 PM, at Browsers Bookshop, 107 Capitol Way N.
Sixty-eight swimming holes in natural locations for you to visit.
The Sacred Place Where Life Begins
July 13th: Friday 6:30 – 8:00 PM
Special Event at OUUC: 20-minute film, The Sacred Place Where Life Begins, Gwich’in Women Speak, by Miho Aida. The social justice and environmental threat taking place right now as the Gwich’in people of the Arctic fight to protect their native lands from oil drilling. Free.
July 14, 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
ZIP Olympia-Lacey is a dance fitness event every Saturday from 2-3:30 pm between 6/23 and 9/1/18. Find them on Facebook for schedule and locations. For adults and older children.
Empowerment4Girls July Camp
Monday, July 9 – Friday, July 13 at The Yoga Loft, 219 Legion Way SW
A summer camp to inspire and empower girls, ages 9-16, to deepen their unique character . . . $375/week; call 248-345-4303 for details.
Airbound Arts Spectacular
July 14, 7 – 9 PM, at Airbound Arts, 312 Columbia St NW
Monthly aerial variety show. $5 for kids, $10 for adults.
Festival of the Steh-Chass: Volunteer Training
Saturday, July 14th, 11-1 PM
Roles and guidelines for volunteers at the upcoming Festival of the Steh-Chass September 1. DERT office, upstairs of Buck’s 5th Avenue Spice Shop 209 5th Ave SE.
West Central Park
Free concerts & movies. See ad in printed issue.
July 14th: Smoocho Gusto!
July 28th: Garcia Van Dylan and Stone Hollow
Tuesday, July 17th 1:00 pm at Lacey Senior Center
Catherine Rivers, Life Coach, will introduce Human Design, a system drawing from many ancient wisdoms, and synthesize it with quantum physics and human genetics. The result is a highly accurate depiction of how your energy works. Contact Catherine at 360.480.1083.
Wednesday, Jul 18 @ 9:30 – 10:30 am @ Jenny’s Barnhouse in Yelm
Meet district staff, learn about free programs, workshops, farm planning assistance, restoration projects and more.
Friday, July 20th, 5-8 PM, at a private garden oasis in Westside Olympia
Fundraiser. Gather with friends and enjoy unique views of the home’s high-style, low-water-use garden, created by a local artist to feature glorious color, form, and texture combinations! Tickets and details: www.nativeplantsalvage.org, or 360-867-2164.
Native Prairie Plant Gardening Workshop
Saturday, July 21, 10:00 am – 1:00 pm at Shotwell’s Landing Nursery
Prairie plant ecology, including seed harvesting and cleaning practices. RSVP required, email email@example.com
Zero Hour Climate March organized by Youth
July 21, 11 AM – 1 PM, Heritage Park
Earth Guardians and young people are marching in Washington DC and all over the country for immediate, common sense climate change legislation.
Paddle to Puyallup: Washington’s Native Americans Come to Puyallup By Canoe
July 29: Sunday 10:00 -12:45, in the parking lot at OUUC.
Come and sit in an electric car, and ask the owner questions about it. We will have variety of vehicles, including an Arcimoto 3-wheel vehicle. Also several electric bikes to try out!
Peace Walkers Come to Olympia
July 30, 7 PM at Traditions Café
The Nipponzan Myohoji Peace Walkers will be at Traditions for a meet & greet as they walk from Eugene, Oregon to Trident & Ground Zero to commemorate Hiroshima & Ground Zero. The Olympia Coalition to Abolish Nuclear Weapons will be hosting this event. Light refreshments. More info at 360-491- 9093