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Thursday, July 24, 2014
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  • Zimbabwean Music & Dance Celebration:

    The 23rd annual Zimbabwean Music Festival offers three days of workshops and concerts, all centered around incredible music from Zimbabwe. Enjoy free afternoon shows, an African marketplace and ticketed evening concerts. Thursday, July 24th to Sunday, July 27th.

    Tickets are $20 Afrcian fusion sensation Mokoomba (opening night), $16 all other nights. Purchase concert tickets online when registering for Zimfest workshops and housing.


    Thursday-Sunday, July 24-27 - evening concerts Thursday 9-10:30pm, Fri.-Sun. 7:30pm-12am
    University of Puget Sound, Tacoma
    2014@zimfest.org www.2014.zimfest.org

  • Eagles E-mart Thrift Shop:

    The Olympia Eagles E-mart thrift store is a not-for-profit store run entirely by volunteers in support of local and national charities. They have a great selection of clothing, household items, furniture, electronics, audio/video, toys and games and much more. Check out their weekly Special Sales!

    They are located in the basement of the Olympia Eagles building at the corner of 4th and Plum in Olympia. Entrance is on the Plum Street side of the building with lots of free parking in the Eagles Parking Lot 

    Hours are 11am to 5pm Thursday through Sunday.


    Thursday-Sunday 11am-5pm
    E- mart Thrift Shop, Olympia Eagles basement, 805 4th Ave. E., Olympia, WA 98501
    349-7572

  • REGISTER NOW! NOVA Discovery Camp:

    NOVA School Discovery Day camp runs August 4th-8th. Enroll your student (entering 4th-6th grade in fall of 2014) in a variety of classes: Mosaics, Survival Spanish, Video Game Design, ZenDoodling, Rock Band, Silkscreen Printing, Movie Making, Science Alive and more! There are morning (9am-noon) and afternoon (1-4 pm) classes. Class sizes are limited so enroll now. 


    Monday-Friday August 4th-8th 9am-4pm
    NOVA School, 2020 22st Ave. SE, Olympia
    360-280-2194 www.novaschool.org

  • VOLUNTEER! Park of the Seven Oars Work Party:

    Park Stewardship will visit this gem of a park to help keep up with weeding the landscape from common and invasive species. Please follow directional signs and meet inside Park of the Seven Oars. Wednesday, July 23rd & Friday, July 25th, 9:30am-12pm. Park of the Seven Oars, 202 West Bay Dr. NW. Limited street parking is available along West Bay Drive, just past the park entrance. Please follow directional signs and meet inside the park.

     


    Wednesday & Friday, July 23rd & 25th, 9:30am-12pm
    Park of the Seven Oars, 202 West Bay Dr. NW, Olympia
    parkstewardship@ci.olympia.wa.us

  • FREE! Juried Art Show:

    The Olympia Art League presents a juried art show during this year's Lakefair festivities! Come see local and regional artists' work, showcased for two weeks at the Governor Hotel. The show will be juried by Pacific Northwest artist, Kay Barnes, and will be open to the public daily. July 12th-24th 10am-6pm


    July 12th - 24th 10am-6pm
    The Governor Hotel, 612 South Capitol Way, Olympia, WA. 98501.
    360-480-9955 www.olympiaartleague.com

  • July Workshops on Stormwater Rates:

    Thurston County Storm & Surface Water Utility are reaching out to residents about new clean water regulations at state & federal levels. A proposal is being developed to increase monthly stormwater rates over the next five years for unincorporated county residents. 5:30pm on these days and at different locations: Tuesday, July 22nd at the Lacey Community Center, Lacey; Wednesday, July 23rd at Rochester High School, Rochester; Thursday, July 24th at the former Masonic Lodge in Yelm, 302 Yelm Ave. E. Call Barb Wood at 360-754-3355, extention 6809, for more information.


    5:30pm Tuesday, July 22nd, Wednesday, July 23rd, Thursday, July 24th
    Lacey Community Center, Rochester High School, former Masonic Lodge, Yelm
    360-754-3355, extension 6809 www.co.thurston.wa.us

  • 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
    360-893-6739/ rbmcivor@comcast.net www.chasegarden.org

  • Gaza Day of Action:

    In response to the urgent call for a National Day of Action to address the Israeli offensive in Gaza and end the 7-year siege that has made life there so miserable, the Rachel Corrie Foundation is hosting a series of actions Thursday, July 24th.

     

    Starting at 11am, join them for a theatrical “die-in” where volunteers will gather to lay in the grass, representing individuals who have been killed during recent violence. Join as a participant or stop by to learn more about the current situation in Gaza and what has brought us to this point. In At 4pm, join community members to deliver a petition to Congressman Heck at his office. They will demand action for a ceasefire, an end to the siege of Gaza, and accountability for Washington State tax dollars used to provide arms and support Israel’s occupation and recent assault on Gaza.  


    Thursday, July 24 11am-2pm at Heritage Park, 4pm at Congressman Heck's office
    Heritage Park, 330 5th Ave SW; Congressman Heck's Office, 420 College St SE, Lacey (3rd floor of Lacey City Hall)
    elizabeth@rachelcorriefoundation.org rachelcorriefoundation.org

  • "Fiddler on the Roof" In Tenino:

    Tenino Young-at-Heart Theatre presents "Fiddler on the Roof" Thursday-Saturday, July 24th-26th and July 31st-August 2nd at 7:30pm. Sunday, July 27th is at 2pm. Tenino High School Commons. Tickets are $12 for Adults and $10 for Students and Senior Citizens and are available on www.brownpapertickets.com For further information, call 360-264-4498.


    Thurs.-Saturday July 24th-26th and July 31st-August 2nd, 7:30pm. Sunday July 27th show is at 2pm.
    Tenino High School, Tenino
    360-280-9628 www.tenioyoungathearttheatre.org

  • BUY TICKETS NOW! Olympia Little Theatre - Shakespeare's "The Tempest":

    William Shakespeare’s classic tale with a twist! Imagine how the storymight unfold if Prospero were exiled to the magical Land of Oz instead of a remote island. While his daughter Miranda grows into a beautiful and innocent young woman, Prospero rules over an assortment of mysterious creatures that inhabit the Land of Oz and broods over the family that unfairly banished him.  When an opportunity for reprisal presents, Prospero must choose between forgiveness and revenge, and his daughter discovers the magical power of love. No matter how many times you see it, "The Tempest" always brings new delight! July 11-27 (Thursday-Sunday 7:55pm, Sunday 1:55pm)


    July 11-27 (Thur.-Sat. 7:55pm, Sun. 1:55pm)
    Olympia Little Theatre, 1925 Miller Avenue NE, Olympia 98506
    360-786-9484 www.olympialittletheatre.org