|Sunday, November 29, 2015
Sunday, November 29, 2015
GET TICKETS NOW! "A Charlie Brown Christmas" in Olympia:
Enjoy "A Charlie Brown Christmas" onstage with the whole family! It's the sweetest, most-cherished holiday classic, where Charlie Brown is depressed about the over-commercialization of Christmas but gets a boost by directing the annual play and learns, along with the entire cast, the true meaning of Christmas. Friday-Sunday, November 27th-December 20th. Friday performances at 7pm, Saturday & Sunday shows at 2pm. Visit www.olyft.org to purchase tickets 24 hours a day or call 360-570-1638 for more information.
Friday-Sunday, November 27th-December 20th (Friday 7pm, Saturday-Sunday 2pm)
Olympia Family Theater, 612 4th Ave. E., Olympia
GET TICKETS NOW! "The Game's Afoot" - Holmes for the Holidays:
Experience a classic Sherlock Holmes whodunit, "The Game's Afoot"! This play focuses on Broadway star William Gillette, who invites friends to his castle for the holidays and one of them loses their life. Then it's up to Gillette to assume the persona of Sherlock Holmes before the next victim is killed in a plot full of twists & silliness. Friday-Sunday, November 27th-Sunday 20th. There are also three Thursday performances: December 3rd, 10th & 17th. Shows at 7:55pm: November 27th, 28th, December 3rd-5th, 10th-12th, 17th-19th. Shows at 1:55pm: December 6th, 13th, 20th. Call 360-786-9484 or purchase tickets online.
November 27th-December 20th (Thursday-Sunday)
Olympia Little Theatre, 1925 Miller Ave. NE, Olympia
GET TICKETS NOW! Fantasy Lights Returns:
Fantasy Lights returns to Spanaway Park! The Northwest's largest drive-through event has over 300 elaborate displays with thousands of sparkling lights, which the whole family will enjoy. Discounts are available and there are half price nights November 30th, December 1st, 2nd, 7th, 8th and 9th. Wednesday, November 26th-Friday, January 1st. For more information and directions, call 253-0798-3330 or visit www.piercecountywa.org/parks
daily November 26th-January 1st 5:30-9pm
Spanaway Park, 14905 Bresesmann Blvd. S., Spanaway
Polar Plaza Ice Skating in Tacoma!
Downtown Tacoma's Tollefson Plaza again will be a place for art, ice and everything nice this holiday season when CHI Franciscan's Polar Plaza begins its fifth year of ice skating at 17th and Pacific.
Metro Parks Tacoma is working with the Tacoma Art Museum, CHI Franciscan and other community organizations to present the winter fun. The plaza will be open Nov. 21 through Jan. 10, and the park district will manage the ice rink during much of that time; the plaza will be a focal point throughout the holidays, including being aglow during First Night, Tacoma's family friendly celebration of New Year's Eve. The district also will offer a full schedule of special events, such as nature-based activities, fitness on ice, and skate performances. A food truck will provide concessions at the site.
Besides ice skating, the plaza will feature live music every Saturday from 7 to 9 p.m., and Soar with the Seattle Thunderbirds on Nov. 22 from 2 to 4 p.m. The full music list is below:
- Nov. 21: The Pushrods 50s, 60s and 70s
- Nov. 28: DoveLand Country
- Dec. 5: Dave Calhoun Jimmy Buffet Tribute
- Dec. 12: Kim Archer Soul, Funk, Rock
- Dec. 19: Randy Litch & Guest Family Holiday Music
- Dec. 26: Entertainment Masters Karaoke Night
- Jan. 2: Kareem Kandi Jazz
- Jan. 9: The Stunt Doubles 90s Night
Tickets cost $8 for general admission, $7 for military members and people 60 or older, and $4 for children 5 and younger. Skate rentals cost $2. Tickets may be purchased at the rink or any Metro Parks Tacoma Community Center.
View Polar Plaza hours and information
For more information, visit www.PolarPlaza.com. Please call (253) 305-1022 for group rates or reservations.
Open most days - check online for schedule
Tollefson Plaza, 17th & Pacific, Tacoma
(253) 305-1022 polarplaza.com
FREE! SideWalk's Gingerbread Village:
It's time once again for SideWalk's Gingerbread Village! Teams of bakers and artists will create a stunning variety of gingerbread houses for Olympia's annual Downtown for the Holidays celebration. Free admission and you can buy $1 tickets to vote on your favorites. Proceeds benefit SideWalk, working to end homelessness.
Saturday 11/28 & Sunday 11/29 from noon-4:30pm
Saturday 11/28 & Sunday 11/29 from noon-4:30pm
The Washington Center, 512 Washington St. SE, Olympia
Join Studio West Dance Academy as they kick off the holiday season with a Nutcracker party! Embrace the magic of the holidays with a visit from the magical characters of "The Nutcracker" ballet! Peruse the amazing book selection, attend a reading by Clara, march in the Nutcracker parade, and nibble sugar-plum sugar cookies November 28 & November 29 3-5pm.
Sat., November 28 & Sun., Nov. 29 from 3-5pm daily
Barnes and Noble Book Store, 1530 Black Lake Boulevard, Olympia 98512
firstname.lastname@example.org 360-956-9378 www.studiowestdanceacademy.com
Chehalis River Basin Flood Warnings!
The Chehalis River Basin Flood Warning System (www.chehalisriverflood.com) has the capability to send email alerts to anyone interested in receiving notification about significant rising river levels from any of the following river gages:
#1 Chehalis River Near Pe Ell -- http://water.weather.gov/ahps2/hydrograph.php?wfo=sew&gage=cplw1.
#2 Chehalis River Near Doty -- http://water.weather.gov/ahps2/hydrograph.php?wfo=sew&gage=dotw1.
#3 Newaukum River Near Chehalis -- http://water.weather.gov/ahps2/hydrograph.php?wfo=sew&gage=neww1.
#4 Chehalis River At Centralia -- http://water.weather.gov/ahps2/hydrograph.php?wfo=sew&gage=cenw1.
#5 Skookumchuck River At Centralia -- http://water.weather.gov/ahps2/hydrograph.php?wfo=sew&gage=ctaw1.
#6 Skookumchuck River Near Bucoda -- http://water.weather.gov/ahps2/hydrograph.php?wfo=sew&gage=bcdw1.
#7 Chehalis River Near Grand Mound -- http://water.weather.gov/ahps2/hydrograph.php?wfo=sew&gage=cgmw1.
#8 Chehalis River At Porter -- http://water.weather.gov/ahps2/hydrograph.php?wfo=sew&gage=crpw1.
#9 Satsop River Near Satsop -- http://water.weather.gov/ahps2/hydrograph.php?wfo=sew&gage=satw1.
#10Wynoochee River Near Montesano -- http://water.weather.gov/ahps2/hydrograph.php?wfo=sew&gage=mnsw1.
If you would like to sign-up to receive email alerts from any of these gages please send the following information
to both email@example.com and firstname.lastname@example.org:
• Your name.
• Your email.
• The river gage number(s) above you are interested in.
Questions -- Scott Boettcher, Staff; Chehalis River Basin Flood Authority; 360/480-6600; email@example.com.
More Information -- www.ezview.wa.gov/chehalisfloodauthority or www.chehalisriverflood.com .
throughout the rainy season
Olympia Climate Actions:
The Olympia Fellowship of Reconciliation will host the local component of Worldwide Climate Actions November 25-29. Most nations of the world are moving toward reducing greenhouse gas emissions but are not yet going far enough to prevent crisis. While President Obama’s Clean Energy Plan is a good start, the administration and states continue to allow drilling for oil, mining for coal, fracking and coal trains, oil trains and oil and coal ports in Washington State promoting increased burning of fossil fuels worldwide.
Science is pointing out if temperatures rise more than an additional 1.5 degrees Celsius, climate impacts will rise dramatically resulting in mass extinctions and very large loss of human life around the world. Up to 90 percent of fossil fuels will need to remain in the ground. The world will need an immediate transition to alternative energy and poor countries will need assistance from rich countries to accomplish this. Not only does the world need this but we in Thurston County need this for there to be a future for our children. Olympia Fellowship of Reconciliation will host the following actions as a local component of this international action.
1. Bannering at Boulevard Avenue I-5 overpass from 3-4 PM on Wednesday November 25 and also on Sunday, November 29. Signs will also be available for people to hold along Boulevard Avenue for local traffic.
2. Friday, November 27, 4:30-6 PM, Climate Action Vigil at Olympia Fellowship of Reconciliation’s Vigil, at Percival Landing by the kissing statue in downtown Olympia. All interested in taking a stand for serious climate action are welcome to take part and hold a sign.
Wed. Nov. 25 & Sun. Nov. 29 3-4pm. Fri. Nov. 27, 4:30-6pm
Olympia, Boulevard I-5 Overpass Nov 25 and 29 and Percival Landing on Nov 27
FREE! Kennedy Creek Salmon Trail Open:
Salmon are returning to their native rivers to spawn! Visitors will be packing a half-mile interpretive trail with 11 viewing stations to view thousands of wild chum salmon spawning in their natural environment. Pre-arranged field trips are also available. Saturday-Sunday, October 31st-November 29th, 10am-4pm. For more information, call the South Puget Sound Salmon Enhancement Group at 360-412-0808 or visit www.spsseg.org
Saturday-Sunday, October 31st-November 29th 10am-4pm
Kennedy Creek Salmon Trail, off Old Olympic Highway, Olympia
FREE! Downtown Olympia for the Holidays!
Kick off your holiday season in downtown Olympia. The Olympia Downtown Association's "Downtown for the Holidays" features horse-drawn wagon rides, trolley rides, photos with Santa, a gingerbread village, the Holiday Parade, music, and the tree-lighting ceremony, all free!
Sunday November 29th, noon-4:30pm
Sunday November 29th, noon-4:30pm (parade 3pm, tree lighting 4:30pm)
Olympia Downtown Association 116 5th ave SE Suite F
GET TICKETS NOW! "Mamma Mia! The Movie" Sing-Along:
The Washington Center's annual movie sing-along is now an Olympia tradition! Celebrate "Mamma Mia!," all things ABBA and the '70s with bell-bottoms and the costume contest, and get ready to sing! Lauren O'Neill will guide everyone through the vocal warmups so they'll know when to chime in. Sunday, November 29th, 5pm. Tickets are $22 - call the Washington Center Box Office at 360-753-8586 or visit www.washingtoncenter.org
Sunday, November 29th, 5pm
Washington Center for the Performing Arts, 512 Washington St. SE, Olympia