With only a few sprinkling showers, Procession of the Species 2016 rolled through the streets of downtown Olympia. Experience the sights and relive the Procession through these images. For a complete set of images from Samba OlyWa’s performance, click here. Photo credit: Shanna Paxton Photography.
Spring Arts Walk is an adored event in downtown Olympia that attracts families, couples, and people of all ages. Visitors meander through the streets of downtown Olympia, stopping to watch street performers and stepping into shops to see the artists on display. Spring Arts Walk continues today, Saturday, April 23 until 4:00 p.m. Photo credit: Shanna
The Luminary Procession kicks off an arts-filled weekend in downtown Olympia. Participants created luminaries during two workshops and then filed into the streets of downtown Olympia on Friday, April 22, 2016 (Earth Day). The Procession of the Species is slated for 4:30 p.m. on Saturday, April 23. Find a map of the Procession route here.
Olympia has a storied running history. In 1984, our city was home to the first Women’s U.S. Olympic Trials Marathon, and we haven’t looked back. Daily, hundreds of local runners plod along Capitol Lake, taking in the sights while enjoying the exercise. Our community holds numerous road races and road running routes, but there are more
Despite the recent stretch of hot weather, summer’s not quite here yet. But with school in its final weeks, sign the kids up for one of Thurston County’s many exciting summer camps to provide a smooth transition into their time off. Not only will they minimize summer brain drain, but the play time and social interactions
Common Place (Ugly Duckling Presse 2015) is Rob Halpern‘s most recent book of poetry. Other titles include Music for Porn (Nightboat 2013), Disaster Suites (Palm Press 2009), and Rumored Place (Krupskaya 2006). Together with Taylor Brady, he also co-authored the book-length poem, Snow Sensitive Skin, which has been reissued by Displaced Press. Recent essays and translations appear in Chicago Review, Journal of Narrative Theory, and The Claudius App. Rob currently splits his time between San Francisco and Ypsilanti, Michigan, where he teaches at Eastern Michigan University and Women’s Huron Valley Prison.
Instead of the age-old adage “take two and call me in the morning,” Evergreen Direct Credit Union is upping the ante. With their Take 2 loan feature, you can skip two payments each year for the duration of the loan…for free! Available on almost all of Evergreen Direct’s loan offerings, Take 2 is an ideal
Our sunny skies and record-high temperatures seem to be on their way out, but summer-like temperatures were fun while they lasted. Photos submitted by our fantastic readers showed the amazing beauty and outdoor recreation opportunities that Thurston County has to offer. And this weekend, we showcase one of Olympia’s most beloved traditions – Spring Arts Walk and
Did you know it takes 2,000 gallons of water to make one pair of jeans? Local artist Carrie Ziegler shared this fact with me while discussing her latest project. Carrie has been working on the project for one year. The finished project will hang at the WET Science Center located inside the LOTT Wastewater Treatment
Submitted by the Olympia Tumwater Foundation The Olympia Tumwater Foundation has grants available to support early childhood education programs. The grants, which range from $250 to $3,000, were created to support innovative, sustainable classroom projects. Any Thurston County school district, nonprofit, early learning provider or collaboration of those groups may apply for the funding. The Olympia
Submitted by SideWalk SideWalk is pleased to announce it has received a $16,500 Housing Opportunity Grant from the Thurston County Realtors Association (TCRA) and National Association of Realtors (NAR). These funds will support SideWalk’s Rapid Rehousing program, which provides short-term rental assistance to people in our community who are experiencing homelessness. “This grant and partnership
On May 5, Harlequin Productions opens The Language Archive by Julia Cho at the State Theater in downtown Olympia. This inventive and whimsical play looks at the way language may complicate love and the expression of feeling may find its ultimate form in the scent of baking bread. The show runs until May 28. Tickets are available online at harlequinproductions.org, or over the phone at (360)786-0151.
George is a man consumed with preserving and documenting the dying languages of far-flung cultures. He is immersed in words but tongue-tied when his wife, Mary, announces that she is leaving him. Broken hearted, he turns to his current project: researching a dying language as spoken by an aged couple who are the last surviving speakers. Instead he finds them arguing in English over his claim on an airplane's window seat and her cooking. Meanwhile, George's assistant, Emma, has fallen in love with him but cannot find the words to express it in a way that he can hear. The Language Archive explores the way that words may stifle communication and how profound and incomprehensible feelings look for shapes that may not fit an archive.
WHO: Harlequin Productions
WHAT: The Language Archive, a romantic dramedy by Julia Cho
WHEN: May 5-28, 2016; Thursdays-Saturdays at 8:00pm, Sunday matinees at 2:00pm
WHERE: The Historic State Theater – 202 4th Avenue East, Downtown Olympia 98501
PRICE: General: $34, Senior/Military: $31, Student/Youth: $20
$15 Rush Tickets available at Box Office 30 minutes prior to curtainGoogle Plus One Facebook Like
Submitted by Olympia Robotics Federation FIRST Robotics Team 4450 This month, while most South Sound students were lounging on spring break, 26 motivated students from Capital, Olympia & Avanti High Schools and their robot named USS Kelvin were hard at work competing for a highly coveted spot in the World Championships of Robotics. More than 75,000
From illiteracy to recognition as one of Brazil’s most renowned poets, Salgado Maranhão’s remarkable journey progressed from life as a subsistence farmer to a world-class writer. Illiterate until the age of 15, Maranhão spent most of his youth laboring on his family’s subsistence farm. Despite the odds, Maranhão has since become one of Brazil’s most
My daughter was four when she touched her first violin. She was wandering through Spring Arts Walk in downtown Olympia with her grandmother. They happened upon the Instrument Petting Zoo inside The Washington Center for the Performing Arts. In that moment, she fell in love with the violin. Fast forward five years – my daughter
Submitted by State of Washington On April 20, 2016, the Olympia Beekeepers Association brought approximately 30,000 European honeybees to the Capitol Campus. The bees were placed in two hives positioned in the front lawn of the Governor’s Mansion. The bees and hives are part of a collaborative effort with the Department of Enterprise Services and Olympia