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Check out candidates’ websites – all are asking for help waving banners.canvassing, phone banking, fundraisers. Volunteer for the candidate you support.

Thurston County Fair

Wednesday-Sunday, August 1-5, at the fairgrounds:  3054 Carpenter Road, Lacey

Tickets $7; Seniors $6; Youth 6-14 $5. More info, call 360-786-5453

Celebration of the Canoe Journey

Thur-Fri, August 2 and 3, 10 am to 4 pm each day, Karshner
Museum in Puyallup.

Special events celebrate the “Paddle to Puyallup” Canoe Journey, with over 10,000 people participating.

Open Farm Day at Nature Nurtures Farm

Sat, Aug 4, 10- 2 at Nature Nurtures Farm, 2406 Delphi Rd SW, Olympia

Self-guided tour to meet the animals.
$5  donation.  More info at 360-878-7730 .

OlyMesh Open House and Orientation

Fri, Aug 3, 6:00 – 8:00 pm, at OlyMega, 312 4th Ave E, Olympia.

OlyMesh is building a free, open, community-run wireless network in Olympia. Learn the basics of Mesh Networking and get plugged into their many volunteer opportunities.  Contact

West Central Park Summer Concert Series

Saturdays, 8:00 PM, at Harrison and Division Streets

See ad this issue for details

Hiroshima/ Nagasaki Commemoration, Poulsbo & Bangor

August 4 – 6 at Ground Zero Center, 16159 Clear Creek Rd. NW, Poulsbo

Commemorating the unthinkable but actual detonation of two atomic bombs in Japan. Keynote speaker Ray McGovern, veteran CIA officer turned political activist.  Guest Bill Moyer, Executive Director of the Backbone Campaign, speaking on new & creative nonviolent strategies.

For more info 360-930-8697.

Last day to mail your Primary Election ballot.- August 7

Fellowship of Reconciliation Annual Potluck Picnic

Weds Aug 8, at Priest Point Park, Olympia.

For more info Chris Carson, 360-943-2375

Art and Garden Show

Saturday, August 11, 10:00 – 4:00 at 6133 Woodard Bay Rd NE

Visit a gorgeous garden, view and purchase art.

PFLAG-Olympia Annual Picnic

Sunday, August 12, 1:00 – 4:00 pm, at Priest Point Park, 2600 East Bay Drive

All welcome.  Bring a dish.

TC Media Member Appreciation Picnic

Wednesday, August 15, 5:30 – 7:30 PM at Tumwater Historical Park

Bring a dish, play Bingo, meet up with other TC Media volunteers

Love Our Local Fest

Saturday, August 18, 1 to 10 pm,  San Francisco Ave at Bethel St

See interview this issue

Free day at Washington State parks. August 25

Thurston Conservation District Monthly Meeting

Tuesday, August 28, 2 to 5 pm at 2918 Ferguson ST SW, Suite A, Tumwater

The Washington State Conservation Commission has recommended removal of two of the Thurston CD Commissioners for neglect of duty.   Observe and decide for yourself. See “Then this happened…:” in this issue.

Glitter Camp, for Stonewall Youth

Tuesday, August 28, 3 PM to Friday, August 31, 2:00 pm; at Sound View Camp, 8515 Key Peninsula Hwy, S Longbranch.

Community building, anti-oppression, and self-care centered activities.  For more info (253) 884-9202.

Sierra Club South Sound Annual Picnic

Wednesday, August 29, 2018 5-7 PM, at Priest Point Park Rose Garden

This is where all groups and candidates meet in the beautiful Rose Garden to kick off the coming campaign season. Bring literature, your enthusiasm and a dish to share.

Native American Youth Camp

Thursday and Friday, August 30th and 31st, 10 AM to 5 PM; Heritage Park in Olympia.

For students age 10-15.  Students will present their achievements to the Festival of the Steh-Chass, September 1.  For info, call Ali Johnson at 360-791-3775.

Festival of the Steh-Chass

Sat,. Sept 1. 10 am – 7 pm, Heritage Park, Olympia.

Celebrate the Steh Chass people (now known as the Squaxin Island Tribe) and historic estuary (aka Budd Inlet and the Deschutes River watershed). To raise awareness of Indigenous history, role, and meaning of the estuary; also salmon habitat and restoration in the south Salish Sea, climate change, and sea level impacts. Hosted by the Salmon Defense and the Deschutes Estuary Restoration Team in coordination of the Squaxin Island Tribe. See poster on the back for more details. Interested vendors and volunteers should contact

For a comprehensive listing of events and activities of interest to the South Sound’s politically active community and friends, go to the Community Calendar at For WIP listings after the deadline,
visit our FB page.


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