If you think the ninth annual Pacific Northwest Mushroom Festival will strictly feature chanterelles, morels, shiitakes and other fungi that thrive in our region then you might miss out on a whole lot more. Dedicated mushroom aficionados and those simply curious about the fascinating toadstools will have multiple opportunities for feasting on and learning about […]
Sure, summer is awesome. Concerts, BBQ’s, camping, and time spent with family and friends are the highlight of the year. But give yourself a break from tried-and-true, G-rated activities with the return of the Hog Wild Coastal Rally at Quinault Beach Resort and Casino. From July 28-31, take some grown-up time to go Hog Wild […]
The border between Olympia and Tumwater just north of North Street is a jumbled mess. While municipal borders aren’t often clean lines, this particular example is an extreme case. On some streets, houses switch between cities as you move from neighbor to neighbor. What this jumbled map represents is a few months between 1949 and […]
In the last two years, Leah Irwin has crocheted somewhere close to 2,500 articles of clothing. With the help of friend, Sharon Baker, Leah hand-makes hats, scarves, and mittens, all of which are given up for donation to the Salvation Army and Olympia Union Mission Gospel. “I’ve knitted all my life,” says Leah. “I was raised in […]
Orca Books welcomes Olympia Simon Calcavecchia, author of the new picture book "Stuck in the Mud. Book one in The Adventures of Frank and Mustard", a delightful story about two buddies who use their wits, and the help of their friends, to get out of a sticky situation. The book is illustrated by local artist Arturo Alvarez.
This is a FREE event, great for kids age 4-8!
About the author:
In 2002, Simon Calcavecchia moved to Australia to follow his dream of playing rugby. After his third game of the season, he was injured in a scrum leaving him with c5/6 quadriplegia. Several years after the injury, Simon graduated from The Evergreen State College with a bachelor's degree in liberal arts. After graduating, he spent most of his time volunteering with preschool children, which partly inspired him to write The Adventures of Frank and Mustard.
Simon continues to inspire others by following his dreams and living a life of passion regardless of his disability. The stories of Frank and Mustard are based on his personal experiences. They are meant to inspire children and adults to never give up.
ThurstonTalk recently posted a great article about Simon and the Frank and Mustard series here: http://www.thurstontalk.com/2016/07/09/simon-calcavecchia/Google Plus One Facebook Like
Every Friday, ThurstonTalk’s publishing team brings you the weekend event calendar showcasing fun activities and events for the whole family. While this list is simply a highlight, find our complete event calendar here. Catch a Harlequin Productions performance of Little Shop of Horrors throughout the weekend. Try a new hike in Mason County along scenic Hood Canal. Turn […]
A new quick-service, late-night eatery now occupies 205 4th Avenue in downtown Olympia, the former home of Café Love. Rush In Dumplings opened in late May and features Russian-style pelmeni. Similar to pierogies, the Russian dumplings are made with thin, unleavened dough and are filled with meats, veggies, or a combination. Rush In’s menu currently […]
Every time I go to the Olympia Farmers Market, I appreciate the dynamic qualities that remind me to pay attention – he bouquet of summer produce evolves, he berries shift varieties and new vendors emerge. You probably have your favorite stops at the Olympia Farmers Market, but keep your eyes open for the newer smiling […]
Olympia has so much art work around the city that it’s often easy to just drive right past. We see it every day and don’t always think about it. I encourage you to talk a walk around Olympia and spend some time looking at the beautiful creations that decorate the city. Traffic Box Wraps There […]
Love board games? Join us at the Tumwater Timberland Library on Wednesday, August 10 for an exciting new experience! We’re located at 7023 New Market St SW, accessible via Intercity Transit route 12/13. Call 360-943-7790 for more information.
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Submitted by The Society of St. Vincent de Paul The Society of St. Vincent de Paul (SVdP), a nonprofit organization that helps those living in poverty, will sponsor the 9th Annual Friends of the Poor® Walk/Run on Saturday, September 24, 2016 to benefit those in need of emergency financial rental assistance, utility assistance and other basic necessities. […]
Submitted by the Lacey South Sound Chamber and Olympia-Lacey-Tumwater VCB The Annual South Sound BBQ Festival was a great success! Now in its sixth year, the event drew more than 14,000 people over the eight-hour festival. Families filled Huntamer Park to enjoy delicious food, live entertainment, and kid’s activities. Pro pitmasters from 10 local BBQ […]
Submitted by Bloodworks Northwest All donors who register to donate blood between July 18 and July 24 at the Olympia Donor Center will receive a $5 voucher to The Fish Tale Brew Pub as part of Bloodworks Northwest’s “Pint for a Pint” program. Vouchers are non-transferrable, non-redeemable for cash, and will be mailed afterwards to
Guess who grew 9,000 pounds of organic produce last year and donated 7,500 to two local food banks? Guess who is on track to do it again? The Intel Dupont Community Garden, located on Intel property, maintains a bountiful, well-organized garden that supports the Thurston County Food Bank and Lakewood’s Lakes Area Fish Food Banks,
As a child growing up in Colombo, Sri Lanka, Dr. Ranil Dhammapala of the Washington State Department of Ecology’s Air Quality Program did not think much of air pollution, though people in his community often burned tires and plastic, and used high-sulfur diesel as fuel. “That’s just what people did,” Dhammapala said. However, when he
Coleen Larrett had hit a low point in her life when she lost her home and was living on friend’s couch. Divorce, bankruptcy and a bout with thyroid cancer had left her with few options. She was ready to return to her hometown of Lincoln City, Oregon and move back in with her parents. Suddenly