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Special Events — September 2019

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Climate Strike!

September 20-27, everywhere in Olympia

Events everywhere will emphasize the importance of actions taken right now to stabilize our climate. It’s an emergency! Local events include:

Two electric vehicle events planned for that general period:

September 14 at Capital Mall, sponsored by PSE; and

September 22 at the OUUC, sponsored by OUUC

Plant a Tree for the Climate,

Thursday, September 26 at 12 Noon, venue TBA.

The Green Party sponsors a day of tree-planting as part of the Climate Strike, to emphasize how important trees are and how easy it is to plant more of them. More details at 360-232-6165

Statewide, you can also join these activities:

Walk to Protect & Restore the Salish Sea

Sept. 20-24: (Tacoma):

Sept. 24: Climate Emergency Gathering at State Capital:

Start your own event!
Go to to get started organizing.

Native Plant Nursery Learning and Work Party

September 5, 5 to 7 PM, at 2214 RW Johnson Bvd SW

Potting, division and organizational projects,
led by the WSU Extension Service.

Get to know others with an interest in native plants.
Visit to register.

Harvest Party

September 7, 12 noon – 4 PM at West Central Park at Division & Harrison, West Oly

Enjoy food, music games and prizes as we celebrate the bounty of the harvest season.

Grant Writing 101 with Alison Pride

September 7, 1 – 4:30 PM at Olympia Timberland Library

Grant resources; strategies for good grantwriting. To register, go to Friends of the Olympia Timberland Library on Facebook.

GRuB’s 2019 Harvest Soiree

September 7, 4 to 8 PM, at Albee’s, 4127 20th Lane NW.

Annual farm-to-table feast. Local produce, beverages and craft foods. Tickets $100,

The Detention Lottery—a live drama

September 9, 7 – 9 PM at Temple Beth-Hatfiloh,
201 8th Street Olympia.

A performance of a play based on a Seattle immigration lawyer’s experiences; set in a detention center. Promotes understanding of how our nation’s immigration laws are enforced. Free.

Lighting the Way with Community Solar

September 10, 5:30 to 8 PM, at the
Olympia Center Banquet Room

Learn how to join the community solar movement. Work with others to bring solar energy to a local public area.

Zine-making and Tabling Training

September 10, 6:30 to 8 at Planned Parenthood,
402 Legion Way SE in Oly

Training in creating zines and tabling. Get creative! Free.

Jacobin Reading Group

Wednesday, September 11, 6 to 7:30 PM at Orca Books, 509 E. 4th Ave.

We generally discuss three or four short articles of interest to socialists published primarily, though not exclusively, in Jacobin [magazine]. Contact us at

Heroes for Housing VI

September 11, 7:45 to 9, at South Puget Sound Community College

Fundraiser for low-income housing in Thurston and Mason Counties. Inspirational stories from tenants. Free, donations encouraged.

Speak Up, Speak Out – fundraiser for SafePlace

September 15, 2 to 5 PM at Albee’s, 4127 20th Lane NW

Lawn games, best-dressed contest, hors d’oeuvres and desserts, cocktails, silent auction and raffle. Tickets $75;

Meaningful Movies: Transfigurations – Transgressing Gender in the Bible

Thursday, September 19, at 6:30 PM at the OUU Congregation, 2215 Division St. in West Olympia

A one-person play featuring trans-gender Biblical characters from the most widely-read Bible stories. Free. Discussion follows.

Democratic Socialists of America Monthly Meeting

Saturday, September 21, 4 to 6 pm
at MIXX 96 Meeting Room, 119 Washington St NE

The largest socialist organization in the U.S. holds meetings to promote socialist policies and empower citizens. Info:

Thurston County Democratic Women Monthly Meeting

September 25, 6 to 8:30 at the Oly Center, 222 Columbia St

Supporting Democratic women in politics.

Northwest Permaculture Convergence

September 27-29 at the Lost Valley Education Center, Dexter, OR

Learn how to apply permaculture principles in your backyard or your community. Many presentations to choose from (in regenerative agriculture, social permaculture, or any sustainable system). Keynote Friday night. Tickets $175 for camping and food; special prices available.


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



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