EVENTS CALENDAR

 

These are some of the events we're talking about this week on Mixx 96.1. If you would like your group's event listed here, send info to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Questions? Call 360-943-9937 M-F 8am-5pm. Can't find what you're looking for? Use the search box above.

 

FALL FUN! See our Fall Fun Guide for haunted houses, Halloween & harvest events, pumpkin patches, and corn mazes in the South Sound!  


 

BUY TICKETS NOW! Liz Murray - "From Homeless to Harvard": Follow the journey of speaker and author Liz Murray, whose life story was made into a movie! She will talk about transforming difficulties into opportunities Wednesday, October 25 6pm at the Washington Center, 512 Washington St. SE, Olympia. Presented by Family Education & Support Services. 360-753-8586 http://washingtoncenter.org 

 

BUY TICKETS NOW! Senior Action Network Caregiver Recognition Dinner: Senior Action Network of Thurston, Mason, & Lewis Counties will hold a Caregiver Recognition Dinner Thursday, October 26 6-9pm at South Sound Manor in Tumwater. 360-943-1045

 

FREE! Timberland Reads Together - Reyna Grande Speaks! Grande, author of The Distance Between Us, will speak about the complexities of immigration and the effects it has not only on immigrants but the families they leave behind Thursday, October 26 7-9pm at the Washington Center, 512 Washington St. SE, Olympia. http://trl.org  

 

"Rehearsal for a Murder": Capital High Drama puts on this classic whodunit Thursday-Saturday October 26-28 7:30pm. 360-596-8053


Tinder LIVE! with Lane Moore is the only live comedy show exploring the insane scene of dating apps. See the world of online love as never before - with sweet and often hysterical results Friday, October 27 7:30pm at the Pantages Theater, Tacoma. www.broadwaycenter.org 253-591-5894  

 

Lularoe in the Fall: Purchase Halloween leggings and shop early for the holidays at "Lularoe in the Fall" Friday, October 27 & Saturday, October 28 (Friday noon-7pm & Saturday 10am-4pm) at Thurston County Fairgrounds on Carpenter Rd. in Lacey. Free leggings for the first 25 adults in the door both days! 360-259-0055 https://www.facebook.com/events/1302326073211020/?ti=cl 

 

REGISTER NOW! Dealing with Grief Retreat: Learn how to deal with grief at a retreat presented by faith-based group Beginning Experience Friday-Sunday, October 27-29 at Carnation Farms, 28901 NE Carnation Farm Rd., Carnation. 253-223-2645

 

"Xanadu": This roller-skating, hilarious musical adventure, for theater-goers who want to feel motivated and inspired, runs Fridays & Saturdays, October 27-November 4 at Timberline High School in Lacey. 360-870-7461   

 

"Clue! The Musical" in Centralia: See whodunit live on stage - with songs - at Evergreen Playhouse, 226 W. Center St., Centralia Friday October 27 at 8pm. 360-736-8628


Tacoma City Ballet's "The Haunted Theatre" is classically spooky ballet for the whole family. Put on a costume and attend Friday-Sunday October 27-29 at the Merlino Art Center, 508 6th Ave., Tacoma. 253-272-4219  


"Blithe Spirit"
is a spook-tacular classic comic play being put on by Tacoma Little Theatre Friday-Sunday October 27-November 5. 253-272-2281


"Young Frankenstein":
Created by Mel Brooks, the musical comedy play is being performed by the SRO Players at Triad Theater, 102 E. Yelm Ave., Yelm Friday-Sunday, October 27-November 12. 360-458-3140 

 

REGISTER NOW! Rochester Scholarship Foundation Trick of Trot 5K Run/Walk: Add to the Rochester High scholarship fund by taking part in the Trick or Trot 5K Saturday, October 28 9am (register at 8:30am) from the Grand Mound Cemetary, 6300 183rd Ave., Rochester. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  

 

Meeker Creek Restoration: Help restore the beautiful habitat at the Meeker Creek restoration site in Puyallup Saturday, October 28 9am-noon. The Meeker Minions will continue their mission of establishing over 10,000 native trees and shrubs. RSVP to Caleb at Pierce Conservation District 253-845-9770 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.   

 

FREE! NaNoWriMo stands for National Novel Writing Month! Meet with other wordsmiths and learn what the library has to offer on the way to writing 50,000 words in November on Saturday, October 28 10am-noon at Tumwater Timberland Library, 7023 New Market St., 360-943-7790. http://trl.org 

 

FREE! WET Science Center Spooky Creatures Presentation: See photos and videos while learning about some of the world's spookiest creatures at the WET Science Center, 500 Adams St. NE, Olympia Saturday, October 28 10am-4pm (presentation 2pm). 360-528-5737 www.wetsciencecenter.org  

 

FREE! Washington at War - The Evergreen State in WWI: Historian Lorraine McConaghy talks about prohibition, immigration, industrialization during World War I Saturday, October 28 2-3:30pm at Tumwater Timberland Library, 7023 New Market St. 360-943-7790 http://trl.org 

 

BUY TICKETS NOW! City Gates Ministries "Planting Seeds of Compassion" Dinner Auction: Make a difference to Thurston County Families! The "Planting Seeds of Compassion" Dinner Auction Saturday, October 28 4:30pm  at Westwood Baptist Church, 333 Kaiser Rd. NW, Olympia, will help make a difference in times of need. 360-705-0291 

 

FREE! Timberland Reads Together - Reyna Grande Speaks! Grande, autjhor of The Distance Between Us, will speak about the complexities of immigration and the effects it has not only on immigrants but the families they leave behind Saturday, October 28 4-5:30pm at Chehalis Timberland Library, 400 N. Market. 360-748-3301 http://trl.org

 

FREE! Centralia Haunted Library: Grades 4 and up are invited to a haunted library - the Centralia Timberland Library, 110 S. Silver St. - created by local teens Saturday, October 28 6:30-9:30pm. 360-736-0183

 

FREE! Harvest Party: Windworks Fellowship & Wee Love Learning, 1835 Cooper Pt. Rd. SW, Olympia, are holding a free harvest party for infants to age 11. Costumes are welcome and there will be face painting, games, snacks, and activities Saturday, October 28 6-8pm. 360-493-1223

 

Dala at the Washington Center! Two female singers create stunning melodies and harmonies on their original compositions, echoing greats from the '60s, Saturday, October 28 7:30pm at the Washington Center for the Performing Arts, 512 Washington St. SE, Olympia, 360-753-8586. http://washingtoncenter.org  

 

Emerald City Music Presents Andy Akiho: Brooklyn-based composer & percussionist Akiho will curate an evening of his own & others' compositions at SPSCC's Minnaert Center, West Olympia, Saturday, October 28 7:30pm. 206-250-5510 

 

Mozart's "The Marriage of Figaro" Opera: Tacoma Opera celebrates its 50th season! The barber of Seville continues to charm in this epic opera sung in its original Italian with English supertitles at the Rialto Theater in Tacoma Saturday, October 28 & Friday, November 3 at 7:30pm plus Sunday, November 5 at 2pm. 253-591-5894 


Harry Potter & the Sorcerer's Stone Showing: The first of the Harry Potter films will be shown to benefit the Lincoln School Options program Sunday, October 29 2pm at the Capitol Theater, 206 5th Ave. SE, Olympia. 360-754-6670  

 

FREE! NaNoWriMo stands for National Novel Writing Month! Meet with other wordsmiths and learn what the library has to offer on the way to writing 50,000 words in November on Monday, October 30 5-7pm at Lacey Timberland Library. http://trl.org 

FREE! NaNoWriMo for Young Writers! Those in grades 6-12 are invited to meet with other wordsmiths and learn what the library has to offer on the way to writing 50,000 words in November on Tuesday, October 31 3-4:30pm at Yelm Timberland Library, 210 Prairie Park St. NE. 360-458-3374 http://trl.org 

 

Blues Show - Shemekia Copeland & Matt Andersen: The Washington Center, 512 Washington St. SE, Olympia, presents national blues artists Shemekia Copeland and Matt Andersen Wednesday, November 1 7:30pm. http://washingtoncenter.org 

 

FREE! NaNoWriMo stands for National Novel Writing Month! Meet with other wordsmiths and learn what the library has to offer on the way to writing 50,000 words in November on Wednesday, November 1 5:30-7pm at Chehalis Timberland Library. 400 N. Market Blvd. http://trl.org   

 

BUY TICKETS NOW! Partners for Philanthropy Luncheon: Caring individals and groups receive their due at the South Sound Partners for Philanthropy Luncheon Thursday, November 2 11:30amm at Hotel RL in Olympia. Reserve at http://celebrategiving.org/event-2557517  

 

BUY TICKETS NOW! Home Free in Tacoma! A cappella country group Home Free, winners of NBC's Sing-Off, perform Thursday, November 2 8pm at the Pantages in downtown Tacoma. http://broadwaycenter.org 253-591-5890 

 

Lakewold Gardens's "Beautiful Tables Showcase" will be held Thursday-Sunday, November 2-5 at the 10-acre Lakewold Gardens estate at 12317 Gravelly Lake Dr. SW, Lakewood. 253-584-4106

 

REGISTER NOW! Family Bingo Night in Puyallup! Pierce County Parks invites you to bring your own daubers or highlighter and prepare to enjoy a night of bingo, food & fun at Meridian Habitat Park, South Hill, Puyallup Friday, November 3 6:30-9pm. Pre-register by October 31. 253-798-4177

 

FREE! RSVP! Holiday Heritage Swing Dance: The City of Tacoma is putting on a swing dance at Browns Point Clubhouse, 201 Ton a Wan Da Ave. NE, Tacoma Friday, November 3 6-9pm with tours of the lighthouse cottage, free refreshments, and a no-host bar. 253-591-5254 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

 

BUY TICKETS NOW! The Improvised Shakespeare Company: A new "Shakespeare" play, based on audience suggestions, is gleefully improvised before your eyes Friday, November 3 7:30pm at the Pantages in downtown Tacoma. 253-591-5894 www.broadwaycenter.org  

 

RSVP! Puyallup Restoration Parties! Volunteer to plant, mulch, and more at one of five Pierce Conservation District environmental restoration projects in Puyallup (Silver Creek, Bradley Lake Park, Meeker Creek, Dead Man's Pond, or Clark's Creek) Saturday, November 4 9am-noon. RSVP to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 253-845-9770

 

REGISTER NOW! Meditation on Relationships: Make relationships better through meditation. Enroll in a session at the Tushita Kadampa Buddhist Center, 211 Legion Way SW, Olympia, Saturday, November 4 10am-1pm about finding understanding and joy through learning and meditation. 360-754-7787  

 

FREE! Sasquatch Presentation: Man-ape or myth? That's the question author David George Gordon will examine Saturday, November 4 noon-1pm at the Lacey Timberland Library, 500 College St. SE. 360-491-3860. www.trl.org

 

FREE! WET Science Center - Fall Art: Kids can celebrate fall by creating works of art inspired by fall leaves and returning salmon Saturday, November 4 10am-4pm at the WET Science Center, 5oo Adams St. NE, Olympia, 360-528-5737. www.wetsciencecenter.org  

 

"Tales Told in 10" Short Play Festival: Six original 10-minute plays appropriate for all ages will be presented Saturday-Sunday, November 4-5 (Saturday 7pm, Sunday 2pm & 5pm) at Olympia Family Theater, 612 4th Ave. E.  http://olyft.org/event/tales-told-in-ten/2017-11-04/Historic 

 

Olympia Brewing Company Paintings: See the paintings created for the Olympia Brewing Company in the '30-'50s at an exhibit presented by the Olympia Tumwater Foundation November 4-December 9 at the Schmidt House, 330 Schmidt Pl. SW, Tumwater. 360-890-2299 

 

FREE! Sensory-friendly Sunday at WET Science Center offers a comfortable and accepting environment for kids and adults with a variety of sensory differences who can enjoy tactile activities, crafts, fidgets, a book nook, quiet spaces for breaks, and hands-on exhibits Sunday, November 5 noon-4pm at WET Science Center, 500 Adams St. NE, Olympia, 360-528-5737. www.wetsciencecenter.org 


Olympia Family Theater's "Let's Play" Series - "Little Red Hen": A theatrical experience for children 0 to 5 that's full of movement, music, language, sights, and sounds to help develop cognitive development Monday, November 6 10am, Thursday, November 9 10am, Friday, November 10 10am & 11:30am, Saturday, November 11 10am at Olympia Family Theater, 612 4th Ave. E. 

 

BUY TICKETS NOW! YWCA Olympia Women of Achievement! Nikkita Oliver is the keynote speaker for a celebration honoring seven local women Friday, November 10 6pm at the Washington Center, 512 Washington St. SE, Olympia. 360-352-0593 http://www.ywcaofolympia.org/page/2017-women-achievement