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Special Events — August 2019

Sasquatch revealed!

Aug 1-31. 10 am to 4 pm. Lacey Museum and Lacey City Hall.

For thousands of years, Sasquatch has been an important part of Native culture. In the last two centuries, it has become a part of the wider cultural phenomenon as non-Natives also reported its existence. Be prepared! There may be a sasquatch in your future.

Night out for Safety and Liberation

Tues, Aug 6, 6 – 8 pm. YWCA Friendship Hall, 220 Union Ave SE.

a response to the traditional National Night Out, which centers its definition of safety around policing.activities. We will share dinner and conversation, discuss what “safety + liberation” means for our communities RSVP to Tatomya at FREE. To learn more, please visit

Economic Investment Initiative

Tues, Aug 6 to Thurs Aug 8. South Puget Sound Community College, Mottman Road

Help for veterans transitioning back to civilian life. Town Hall to raise concerns; Claims Clinic; Benefits Fair; Jobs Fair; workshops and presentations. Go to and search for the initiative. FREE

Grand Oly Opry

Sat. Aug 10, 7:30 pm. Rhythm and Rye on Capital Way.

Benefit for Interfaith Works featuring Oly Mountain Boys, Anne Shepherd, Rock Candy Burlesque and more. $10 donation suggested.

It takes a farm to throw a party!

Sat, Aug 10, 5 pm, The Farm, 2406 Delphi Rd SW

Music and signature cocktails, a catered farm to table dinner, live auction, comedy and farm tours. Tickets $35 – $100; google for “It takes a farm to throw a party” and select “GiveLively,”Fundraiser by Nature Nurtures Farm

Stories in the Dark

Sat, Aug 10, 7 pm, Priest Point Park, 2600 East Bay Drive

Family stories at 7:00 pm followed by a break and more spooky and dramatic stories for older kids and adults. South Sound Story Guild. FREE

Sierra Club picnic

Wednesday, August 14, 5-7 pm, at Priest Point Park, Kitchen 1.

The Club provide the basics, and side dishes are welcome. Endorsed candidates will be allowed to make brief (1-2 minute remarks). Other “green groups” may also bring campaign literature and materials.

Family Movie Night

Wed. Aug 14, 6 pm at the Olympia Center, 222 Columbia Street

Trolls, an animated musical adventure. Bring pillows & sleeping bags. $5 individual, $10 family. Pizza available for extra $. Benefit for the Pizza Klatch.

Ice Cream Social

Sat, Aug 17, 2 pm, Decatur Woods Park in West Olympia

Join us for ice cream/sorbet and lawn games, and learn a little about Slow Food. Hosted by Slow Foods Olympia. FREE.

Olympia Indivisible picnic

Sun, Aug 18, 4-8 pm. Priest Point Park 2600 East Bay Drive NE, Shelter #1

Save the date – bring yourself, family, and friends to the Second Annual Olympia Indivisible Picnic!

Old-fashioned and family-friendly. Meet your fellow Indivisiblers!!

OlyStory: Fighting Back

Tues, Aug 20, 7 pm, Rhythm and Rye, 311 Capitol Way N

Story Slam for over 21.

Share stories based with theme: Fighting Back. Suggested donation: $5 – $10.

Stonewall YouthGlitter Camp

Mon, Aug 26, 4 pm to Thurs, Augs 29, Starts at 1 pm/ Sound View Camp and Retreat Center, 8515 Key Peninsula Hwy SW, Longbranch, WA.

Youth-led workshops, open mic, nature walks, storytelling, and sitting by a cozy fire; anti-oppression and self-care centered activities. $170 per person, or pay what you can. Sign up at the Stonewall Youth website.

Waking up to this life

Fri, Aug 30, 6 pm to Augt 31, 5 pm. Friends Meeting House, 3201 Boston Harbor Road NE.

Explore Buddhist principles and practices for waking up to everyday life. Some practices for healing the Heart-Mind in everyday life. Free. Register by googling “Waking Up to This Life.”

Inaugural Letter writing meet-up

Sat, Sept 7, 10 am to 1 pm. The EcoHouse, 211 Adams Street, SE.

Check in at 10.00. Opening ceremony at 11. Cut the Inaugural Ribbon, coffee, raffles at 11:15-12.00. Prizes – stationery sets pencil holders shirts and ???. 12-1:00 letter writing! Use vintage typewriters, unique paper and envelopes! And the Mail Art Lover will lead you to create beauty out of junk mail! South Sound Letter Writing Society

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