Learn how to help protect local waterways and Puget Sound while also preventing storm drainage from harming your home. A free workshop will provide all the details needed to build a "rain garden" in your yard to create an attractive feature to manage polluted storm runoff and make habitat for birds and butterflies.
This how-to workshop will be offered on Thursday, April 23, from 6 to 8:15 p.m., with an optional hands on plant-design activity from 8:15 to 9 p.m. at the Hands On Children’s Museum, 414 Jefferson St NE, Olympia. Each participant will receive detailed information about designing and building a rain garden, as well as a free full-color handbook and beautiful poster.
The workshop is free but registration is required by visiting www.streamteam.info or calling the WSU Native Plant Salvage Project at 360-867-2167. This workshop is co-sponsored by Thurston County Water Resources, Stream Team, and WSU Extension’s Native Plant Salvage Project.
A very special poetry reading at Orca Books, co-sponsored by the Olympia Poetry Network. This is a FREE event. Orca books is at 509 4th Ave E in downtown Olympia.
Elizabeth Austen, a Seattle-based poet, performer and teacher, and Washington's Poet Laureate for 2014-16, will read from her book Every Dress A Decision.
Elizabeth spent her teens and twenties working in the theatre and writing poems. A six-month solo walkabout in the Andes region of South America led her to focus exclusively on poetry.
She frequently teaches the art of poetry aloud, believing that “something magical is possible in a performance that doesn’t happen anywhere else—something electric, immediate, and entirely ephemeral…an exchange between performer and audience that is fluid and a little bit dangerous.”
Olympia poet Tim Kelly, author of "Toccata and Fugue" and "Extremities", will also being reading from his work.
Please join us for the SPSCC concert on March 21. The orchestra will perform music by Bach, Schubert, Respighi and Copland.
Concert begins at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, March 21. Tickets are $10 general admission. Tickets also available online at OlyTix.org, or by calling the Washington Center box office at (360) 753-8586.
We are a multi-generational orchestra made up of community musicians, teachers, and students enrolled in the college. Our exceptionally good and fun conductor is Charles “Chip” Schooler, a 30-year veteran of teaching music at Timberline and Olympia high schools.
The 2nd Annual South Sound Improv Comedy Festival is Coming to Harlequin
Olympia’s silliest group of improv maniacs is back with a new show! Join the fun as Harlequin Productions’ acclaimed improv comedy troupe Something Wicked takes the stage in Something Wicked has a Slumber Party. Sometimes slumber parties have gossip stories, sometimes they have scary stories, but on Wednesday March 18th, Something Wicked’s slumber party will be chalk full of wild and hilarious improvised stories!
Come dressed in your PJ’s and receive a voucher for ½ off a concessions item of your choice!
Featuring special guest standup comedian Morgan Picton!
WHO: Harlequin Productions presents Something Wicked
WHAT: Something Wicked has a Slumber Party
WHEN: Wednesday March 18,2015 from 8:00-9:30 PM (end time is approximate)
From today's inbox (a little late to really be useful... but at least you know it's happening.)
Olympia workers and community supporters
launching campaign for citywide $15 minimum wage
TODAY, low-wage workers from Olympia will gather at Sylvester Park, march to Olympia City Hall and call on their local government to pass a citywide $15 minimum wage law and advance workers rights in the city of Olympia.
Thursday, March 12, 2015 in the City of Olympia
Low-wage workers from Olympia, joined by local community supporters, launch a campaign for a citywide $15 minimum wage law.
- 1:45 pm: Gather at Sylvester Park: 600 Capitol Way S, Olympia, WA 98501
- 2:00 pm: March to Olympia City Hall and then rally for $15: 601 4th Ave E, Olympia, WA 98501
Workers and supporters will carry signs and banners reading “Olympia: it’s the wages” and “$15 for Olympia”. Follow along online at #oly15.
Supporters of the Olympia $15 campaign include Working Washington, SEIU 775NW, WFSE/AFSCME Local 443, SEIU 1199NW, and UFCW 21.
33% of Olympia’s workers are paid less than $15/hour, according to an analysis of Census data.
Eight of the ten fastest-growing jobs in our economy pay poverty wages of less than $15/hour — jobs like food service, retail, and homecare.
Half of the population of Olympia are renters, and median rent in Olympia is $904/month. It takes a full-time paying $17.38/hour to afford that rent level at standard affordability calculations.
Contact: Sage Wilson, Working Washington: 206-227-6014, email@example.com