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Special Events – June 2019

PFLAG Olympia Garage Sale

Sat, June 1, 8 am – 4 pm, 2716 68th Court SW

Annual sale to support local LGBTQ causes.

Olympia Climate Action meeting

Sun, June 2, 7 pm, Olympia Center

Discuss HR 109, Green New Deal, possibly adopt resolution in support

National Gun Violence Awareness Day

June 2-3, everywhere in the nation

Wear orange to support an end to gun violence.

“Mission Impact: Our Collective Future”

Tues, June 4, 11:30 luncheon at Lacey SPSCC campus, 4220 6th Ave SE

Part of the YWCA’s Racial Justice Summit series. See announcement p. 15

Bat Walk

Fri, June 7, 7 pm. Discussion at Traditions, 9:15 pm walk around Capitol Lake;

Learn about and observe bat habitat and abilities. Thurston County Stream Team.

Garden Gala

Sat, June 8, 3-8 pm, at a Westside Garden (location with ticket purchase)

Live music by Beat Greens, drinks, hors d’oeuvres. Empowerment4Girls fundraiser, tickets $35

Progressive Candidate Forum

Mon., June 10, 7pm,, Thurston County Courthouse

Sponsored by Our Revolution and Indivisible Thurston County

Jacobin Reading Group

Wed, June 12, 6-7:30 pm, Orca Books

Meet on 2nd Wednesday every month. Discuss articles mainly from Jacobin magazine. Democratic Socialists of America (DSA). More info

Hispanic Roundtable Community Summit

Mon, June 17, 8 am-4 pm, ESD 113 office, 6005 Tyee Drive SW

Talks, networking and conversation with people from nearby counties on Latinx support & issues


Tues, June 18, 7-9 pm, Rhythm and Rye, 311 Capitol Way N

Story slam – theme “Lost.” Sliding scale $5 – $10 at the door.

Capital City Pride Parade and Festival 2019

Sun, June 23, 11 to 5, at Heritage Park, Olympia

Annual LGBTQ event. For space in parade or booth at the fair email

SURJ Annual Potluck

Mon, June 24, 5:30 – 8 pm, United Churches of Olympia

SURJ (Showing Up for Racial Justice). Get to know new people and strengthen relationships. All welcome, bring a dish if you wish. New member orientation 5:30 to 6.

IWW 114th Birthday Party

Thurs, June 27, 5-8 pm, Bigelow Park

Celebrate 114 years for the Industrial Workers of the World – potluck & kickball game. All welcome.

Mycorestoration/Saving the Bees

Sun, June 30, noon – 2pm, GruB, 2016 Elliott Ave NW

Talks on new use of fungi for water filtration, toxic waste breakdown, ecoforestry, pest control. Also, how mushrooms may save the bees.

For a fuller listing of events of June events, go to For some events posted to WIP after the deadline, check out the WIP Facebook page.

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