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Saturday, January 31, 2015
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  • GET TICKETS NOW! "Come Back to the Five & Dime Jimmy Dean, Jimmy Dean":

    When the "Disciples of James Dean" fan club gather for their 20th annual reunion, fond memories of their youthful heyday are shattered with the arrival of somehow familiar stranger who forces them to rebuild their friendships in the present. This drama includes adult themes and mild language. Friday-Saturday, 30th-31st at 7:55pm.

    Show originally scheduled for the afternoon of Sunday, February 1st has been canceled. Go Hawks!

    Fri-Sat Jan. 30th-31st 7:55pm
    Olympia Little Theatre, 1925 Miller Ave. NE, Olympia

  • REGISTER NOW! Adult Winter Reading Contest:

    Adults who read at least five books from January until March 14th will qualify for stellar prizes in Timberland Regional Library's Adult Winter Reading Contest! There are five mini-vacation grand prizes and backpacks chocked with treats up for grabs. Pick up entry forms at any Timberland Regional Library. There are five mini-vacation grand prizes and backpacks chocked with treats up for grabs. Pick up entry forms at any location. January 1st-March 14th. Call 360-943-5001 or 877-284-6237 for details.

    Thursday, January 1st-Saturday, March 14th
    any Timberland Library location

  • GET TICKETS NOW! "25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee" In Tacoma:

    Catch the hilarious "25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee" as six adolescent outsiders vie for the spelling championship of a lifteime! It's an unlikely hit musical, quirky and charming. Friday-Sunday, January 16th-February 8th. Friday & Saturday shows at 8pm (plus two Saturday shows at 2pm, January 31st & February 7th). All Sunday shows at 2pm. Call 253-565-6867 or see for details.

    Friday-Sunday, January 16th-February 8th
    Tacoma Musical Playhouse, 7116 6th Avenue, Tacoma

  • GET TICKETS NOW! "The Great Gatsby" at Tacoma Little Theatre:

    Don't miss the stage adaptation of F. Scott Fitzgerald's classic novel, "The Great Gatsby"! It's a wonderful recreation of the passion, obsession and danger unique to "The Jazz Age" of the 1920s. For ages 12 and up. Friday-Sunday, January 23rd-February 8th. Call the Tacoma Little Theatre for times and tickets at 253-272-2281 or see

    Friday-Sunday, January 23rd-February 8th
    Tacoma Little Theatre, 210 North I Street, Tacoma

  • Harlequin Productions' "The 39 Steps":

    Don't miss Harlequin Productions' "The 39 Steps," an uproarious stage version of Alfred Hitchcock's 1935 thriller, featuring four actors playing 139 (yes, 139) characters. It's a dizzying romp through train rides, chase scenes and pratfalls in homage to the classic suspense drama. January 22-February 14. Thursdays-Saturdays at 8pm, Sundays at 2pm. Tickets are $20-32. Call 360-786-0151 for more information.


    Thursday-Saturday, January 22nd-February 14th, 8pm (Sunday shows at 2pm)
    State Theater, 202 4th Ave E., Olympia
    (360) 786-0151

  • GET TICKETS NOW! "And Then They Came for Me" at Capital High School:

    Eva Schloss & Ed Silverberg survived the holocaust and share their stories in a multimedia production reflecting on Anne Frank and others who lost their lives during World War II. Riveting and compassionate, "And Then They Came for Me" reminds us why we must continue to learn from history. Thursday-Saturday. January 22nd-31st. Tickets $10 (students & seniors $7). Peformances at 7:30 except January 31st, which is at 2:30pm. Call the box office at 360-596-8053 for more information and to reserve tickets.

    Thursday-Saturday, January 22nd-30th, 7:30pm (January 31st, 2:30pm)
    Capital High School Performing Arts Auditorium, 2707 Conger Ave. NW, Olympia

  • BUY TICKETS NOW! "The Odd Couple" at Paradise Theatre:

    Neil Simon's classic comedy of contrasts, "The Odd Couple," is continuously funny. A clean freak and a slob, both going through difficulties, decide to room together to hilarious effect - don't miss it! Friday-Sunday, January 16th-31st, 7:30pm (Friday-Saturday), Sunday 3pm. Special dinner theatre performance Saturday, January 31st, 6pm. Tickets are $20 adults, Seniors/Military $17, students $10. Call 253-851-PLAY (7529), or visit


    Friday-Saturday January 16th-31st, 7:30pm (Sunday shows at 3pm)
    Paradise Theatre, 9911 Burnham Dr. NW, Gig Harbor
    253-851-PLAY (7529)

  • Clear "Sky Mind" Retreat:

    Tushita Kadampa Buddhist Center's Clear "Sky-Like" Mind retreat will be held on Saturday, January 31. There will be four 90-minute retreat sessions (9am, 11am, 2:30pm, and 4:30pm) to choose from, or you can attend all four! It is $5 per session and $15 for the whole day. Everyone is welcome to learn how to tap into the serene, peaceful nature of the mind - our mind, when released from activity is like a cloudless sky where everywhere you look is a bright, clear openness. This meditation is a great way to be released of negativity, anxiety, and other mental burdens.

    Saturday, January 31. Sessions at 9am, 11am, 2:30pm, 4:30pm
    Tushita Kadampa Buddhist Center, 211 Legion Way SW, Olympia, WA 98501

  • FREE! Graduate Studies Open House:

    Take your career to the next level with a graduate degree from Saint Martin's University! Learn more about evening graduate programs in business, counseling psychology, education and engineering at a drop-in open house. Saturday, January 31st, 9:30-11am. The event is free and reservations are not needed. For more information, see:

    Saturday, January 31st, 9:30-11am
    Saint Martin's University Norman Worthington Conference Center, 5300 Pacific Ave SE, Lacey or 360-412-6142

  • FREE ADMISSION! Coin Show in Olympia:

    The finest coin dealers in the Northwest will be buying, selling & trading at this special show! There will be gold, silver, free appraisals and drawings for prizes, including hourly prizes. Free admission, free parking. Saturday, January 31st, 10am-4pm. Sponsored by the non-profit Olympia Coin Club. Call Dennis Reed of Lacey Rare Coins for more information at 360-438-1432.

    Saturday, January 31st, 10am-4pm
    Ira C. Carter VFW Post 318, 2902 Martin Way E., Olympia

  • FREE! "I Could Do That!" Youth Career Workshop:

    youth are invited to attend the "I Could Do That!" free career exploration workshop, which highlights clean water jobs. Learn about water quality analysts, engineers, maintenance technicians, educators and more! Saturday, January 31st, 2pm. Call 360-528-5742 or see for more information.


    Saturday, January 31st, 2pm
    WET Science Center--500 Adams St. NE, Olympia

  • FREE! Author Lindstrom on Infamous Grays Harbor Man:

    Bill Lindstrom has pursued the truth about a Grays Harbor man for almost 30 years. He'll discuss his new book, "John Tornow: Villain or Victim?," present a slide show and detail his research uncovering the facts of multiple murders and 19-month manhunt that ensued. Free! Saturday, January 31st, 2:30-4:30pm. Call the Lacey Timberland Library at 360-491-3860 or see for details.


    Saturday, January 31st, 2:30-4:30pm
    Lacey Timberland Library, 500 College St. SE, Lacey

  • Cantor Linda Hirschhorn Concert:

    Cantor Linda Hirschhorn, a prominent singer, songwriter, and storyteller, will lead a concert to celebrate "Shabbat Shira, The Sabbath of Song" Saturday, January 31st, 7pm! The concert begins with a community choir under Hirschhorn’s direction, followed by Cantor Hirschhorn performing an engaging solo set of singing and storytelling. Donations at the door will be requested.

    Hirschhorn has been performing since age 15 and has received extensive musical training in New York, Jerusalem and California. In addition to regular concert and club appearances, Hirschhorn has performed at colleges, synagogues, conferences, festivals and rallies, both as a soloist and with Vocolot, her women's a cappella vocal group. Her latest album is titled Amazed, reflecting her deep concern for peace, justice and compassion. 


    Saturday, January 31st, 7pm
    Temple Beth Hatfiloh, 201 8th Avenue SE, Olympia