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Special Events — March 2019

Conservation District Election

The Thurston Conservation District will hold an election for one of the Supervisor’s positions sometime in March. Keep your eyes open.

Native American Art Exhibition. Ongoing 12 – 4pm.

A themed exhibition, shaped and selected by Native guest curators, highlights work by Native artists, adult and youth, from local and regional tribes, and Native artists from other locations who now live in the area.

SPSCC, Kenneth J. Minnaert Center for the Arts Gallery (Bldg 21)

UFO Summit 2019

Saturday-Sunday, March 2—3, 9 am to 7 pm each day at Quinault Beach Resort

Annual research conference with renowned researchers presenting their theories and evidence. Vendors,, speakers, packages. $45. Contact Margot, 360-289-6007.

Water for People, Water for Fish, Meeting 2 of the League of Women Voters 5-part study, Where’s The Water?

Tuesday, March 5 at the Olympia Center, 5:30 pm (program starts at 6)

New state policies on water rights/watershed planning; results of the WA water resource inventory areas planning effort in the Nisqually watershed.

Olympia Lobby Training

Tuesday, March 5, 6 to 8 pm, at Planned Parenthood of Olympia, 402 Legion Way SE

Learn to lobby your legislator about any issue of importance to you.

Women of Color in Leadership Movement.  Monthly potluck brunch

11 am – 1 pm.  Sat., March 9.

816 Adams St. SE, Olympia.

WoCLM is cultivated as a safe space for women of color to discuss issues, events, and experiences that uniquely affect us.

Thurston County Democratic Women Annual Brunch

Saturday, March 9, 11 AM – 1 PM, Hubers Gasthaus, 2312 Friendly Grove Rd NE

Honoring Shirley Chisholm, “she had guts.” Speaker, food, raffle, live music. Elect great candidates, women of color. No cost mentioned. Details at

FOR’s annual Fundraising Concert with Tom Rawson

Saturday, March 9, 7:30 pm at Traditions Cafe

Tom has a banjo and is not afraid to use it. Rollicking songs and stories. Raging Grannies will have a spot on the program too. Tickets $15, $10 for students and low income. Tickets sold at door.

The Cradle Will Rock

Thu., Fri., Sat, March 14, 15, 16, 7:00 pm to 8:50 pm

TESC Recital Hall, Com 107. This 1937 play in music by Marc Blitzstein was originally a part of the Federal Theatre Project  directed by Orson Welles. A Brechtian allegory of corruption and corporate greed, it  includes a panoply of societal figures. Free. Parking $3.

Robotics for Kids!

Saturday, March 16, workshops at 11 and 2, at WET Science Center

Hands-on activities for all ages; “Robot Garage” for 4th grade and up (sign up at htps:// Free.

STAY WOKE Rally featuring Dolores Huerta

The Washington Center March 18, 2019 Tables from 5:30-7:00, Program in Main Stage 7:00-9:00

Join us for an evening dedicated to promoting youth voice to end oppression in our community and help raise funds for the Dolores Huerta Foundation.  The evening starts at 5:30 where non-profit groups from the Thurston County area will

Rural Water Challenges and Solutions, Meeting 3 of the League of Women Voters’ 5-part study: Where’s the Water?

Tuesday, March 19, 5:30 pm, at the Yelm Community Center, 301 2nd St SE

Speaker Nora White, Thurston Conservation District. Focusing on water run-off and ground water recharge; including the role of the Thurston Conservation District. Free.

Spring Forage and Feast

Wednesday, March 20, 6 to 8:30 pm at the GRUB Farmhouse, 2016 Elliott Ave NW

Make delicacies including nettle soup, spring pesto, flower fritters, dandelion biscuits and energizing drinks. Embrace the gifts of the land. $30. Register online at Grub’s site, or call 360-753-5522.

“Love for a Change” Fundraiser Gala for SideWalk

Thursday March 28, 6 to 9 pm in Building 27, South Puget Sound Community College

Cocktails, raffle prizes, stand-up comedy, and a specially prepared meal, all to raise money to end homelessness. To inquire about purchasing a table or becoming a table captain, please e-mail Single tickets available March 1.

Washington Environmental Council’s Annual Gala

Saturday, March 30, from 6 to 9:30 pm; Washington State Convention Center, Ballroom 6E

Focuses on forest carbon sequestration policies and on Community Forests, a program that allows people that live in rural areas to have a say in the working of “working forests.” Single tickets—$150, Tables of 10—$1,500. Cocktail reception 6 pm – chat with friends, make new ones, enjoy appetizers, purchase a Mystery Bag, or bid on a premium silent auction item. Guest speakers starting at 7:30pm, with dinner and dessert. To register, go to WEC online.

Run Like a Fool

Saturday March 30 at 7:30 am at Heritage Park, Water Street side

9th Annual Run Like a Fool 5k Run – two laps around scenic Capitol Lake. Cost $30, sponsored by the Club Oly Road Runners. Contact them at

An Evening Panel on Equal Pay

Tuesday, April 2, 2019 at 6:30 pm for social and 7:00 pm for panel

Woman’s Club of Olympia,1002 Washington St. SE Olympia

Topics include:  Equal pay day, pay negotiation, business planning, equal rights amendment. Speakers include: Jane Field, Former Commissioner Jennifer Belcher, Professor Savvina Chodury, Traci Hansen and Christine Malek.   Download the Flier

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 visit our FB page.


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