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Friday, April 25, 2014
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  • FREE! Mother Earth Day to May Day - People, Planet & Peace Over Profit:

    The Global Climate Convergence is an education/direct action campaign, beginning with “10 Days to Change Course,” different events daily from Earth Day to May Day coordinated locally by the Olympia Movement for Justice & Peace. The goal is to build collaboration across the nation, as our issues will only be solved by masses of people coming together in a unified movement. For a full list of events and more information, visit the websites below.

    360-352-8526 or

  • FREE 24-HOUR HELP! Crisis Clinic and Youth Help Line

    Help is a phone call away! Volunteers are available around the clock for confidential and anonymous support and for information and referral. Call the Crisis Clinic of Thurston and Mason Counties or the Youth Help Line! Crisis Clinic 360-586-2800; Youth Help Line 360-586-2777.


    Crisis Clinic 360-586-2800, Youth Help Line 360-586-2777

  • GET TICKETS NOW! Spencers' Theatre of Illusion:

    These days, magic is spectacle, drama, danger, and personality - and Kevin and Cindy Spencer are the masters of "new" magic theatre. They have recently been named International Magicians of the Year, joining the ranks of Henning, Copperfield, and Penn & Teller. Prepare to be mystified by the extensive repertoire of magical mysteries performed by the Spencers. Friday, April 25th, 2014. 7:30pm. Pantages Theater, Tacoma. For more information, contact Broadway Center for the Performing Arts (253) 591-5890.

    (253) 591-5890

  • "Bohemian Boudoir" - The History of Feminine Luxury Glass:

    bohemian-boudoir-imageMuseum of Glass presents "Bohemian Boudoir," highlighting over 40 glass crystal perfume bottles and bedroom accessories handcrafted in what is now the Czech Republic in the 1920s and '30s. With a renewed interest in the culture of the '20s (e.g. the new version of "The Great Gatsby" and TV's "Downton Abbey"), these exquisite pieces have stood the test of time. Exhibit runs through Thursday, May 1st. Museum of Glass, 1801 Dock Street, Tacoma. For more information, contact 253-284-4750 


  • Lakewood Sister Cities Festival & ArtsFest Celebration:

    FREE!Lakewood Sister Cities Festival & ArtsFest Celebration: Art, entertainment, food, shopping, a kids' corner, and more will excite the whole family in this celebration of the arts. A group from Okinawa City, Japan will perform on April 26th. Free admission and parking. April 25th, 2014 to April 27th, 2014, Fri. 5-9pm, Sat. 11am-5:30pm, Sun. 11am-5pm, Pierce College, 9401 Farwest Dr. SW, Lakewood, Cascade Bldg. - off Farwest Drive. For more information, contact: 253-964-6500

  • REGISTER TODAY! Bicycle Commuter Contest:

    Intercity Transit's Bicycle Commuter Contest is gearing up once again! This month-long event encourages Thurston County residents and commuters to use bikes for transportation. Register in April, log the miles you've biked through the month of May, and turn in your mileage log in early June for rewards and prizes! Recreational and training miles don't count. Full list of related events and registration at the link below.

  • REGISTER TODAY! Register for Spring/Summer Classes, Camps, & Programs:

    Registration for all City of Olympia Parks, Arts & Recreation spring and summer camps, classes, trips and other programs is now open! Check out the full brochure online at the link below.


  • Grays Harbor Shorebird Festival:

    Uncommon birds like Red Knots and Wandering Tattlers are among those who migrate from Argentina to Alaska, stopping in Grays Harbor along the way. Celebrate this astounding display of  nature at the 19th annual Grays Harbor Shorebird Festival, with its broad boardwalk and accessible viewing stations. Birding experts will conduct short lectures at this three-day event. Friday, April 25th to Sunday, April 27th. A shuttle bus will connect the Northwest Wildlife Reserve site with Hoquiam High School and parking during the event. See website for more details.

    Grays Harbor National Wildlife Reserve

  • Chase Garden Open for Tours:

    Chase Garden is open for tours every Wednesday-Sunday from April-October 10am-3pm. Admission is $5. April: Native woodland wildflowers. May: colorful groundcover meadow and rhododendrons.  Enjoy the panoramic view of Mt. Rainier. There are also plants for sale!

    Wednesday-Sunday 10am-3pm through October 31st
    Chase Garden, 16015-264th St E, Orting, WA 98360

  • Spring ArtsWalk Events:

    During Spring Arts Walk, The Rachel Corrie Foundation will feature original photography by the Network of Photographers for Palestine based in Gaza. Visit their table filled with information and goodies for sale at the Olympia Rafah Mural.

    Olympia-Rafa Sister-City Mural, Downtown Olympia

  • WET Science Center Family Fun for Arts Walk:

    Spring Arts Walk and the Procession of the Species are here! The WET Science Center will have a variety of family art activities on both days! Local photographers Richard Thietje and Dennis O’Connell will be displaying their beautiful photos. Youth art from Stream Team and Komachin Middle School also on display!

    Friday, April 25 10am-8pm & Sat., April 26 10am-4pm
    WET Science Center, downtown Olympia

  • FREE! Arts Walk XLVIII:

    Take to the streets of Olympia's historic downtown to explore the creative and spirited arts community as the City of Olympia Parks, Arts, and Recreation Department presents Arts Walk! Arts Walk is the largest festival of this type in the region - an unparalleled opportunity to embrace the arts and meet the artists! Don't miss the spectacular Procession of the Species on Saturday afternoon!

    Friday April 25th 5pm-10pm, Saturday April 26th noon-8pm (Procession at 4:30pm)
    Downtown Olympia

  • FREE! Olympia Library Family Arts Walk Stop:

    Stop by the Olympia Library to view art created by local youth, adults and families, catch a music performance, and watch animated films created by teens! Catch Jusby's Kid Clown Campers Performance at 5:15pm, Sambalincolnwa percussion performance at 6pm, and Hands on Cameraless Film Animation by teens at 6:30pm. Ongoing through the night will be several art exhibits and a hands-on interactive art activities for children. Friday, April 25th, 5-7pm.

    Friday, April 25th 5-7pm
    Olympia Library, 313 8th Ave. SE

  • RESERVE NOW! Paradise Theatre Presents "Treasure Island":

    Join the Paradise Theatre for this great family adventure! Enjoy this adaptation of the Robert Louis Stevenson classic, "Treasure Island," Friday-Sunday April 11-27 (Fridays & Saturdays 7:30pm, Sundays 3pm). There will also be a special dinner theatre performance on April 26th at 6pm!

    April 11th-27th, Fridays & Saturdays at 7:30pm, Sundays 3pm (no performance April 20th)
    Paradise Theatre, 9911 Burnham Dr. NW, Gig Harbor

  • Tumwater Youth Program - Middle School Late Night:

    Tumwater youth in grades 7 & 8 are welcome to Middle School Late Night, this time with an Hawaiian theme. It will be an exciting evening with a mechanical surfer, basketball, a DJ, pizza and more. All guests must show their current student ID; participants may bring guests from other schools with a completed registration form. Friday, April 25th, 7:30-10:30 pm. Guest forms are available in Tumwater Middle School and Bush Middle School offices.

    Black Hills High School, Tumwater