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Special Event: Children, Education, Summer Camp
Summer Camp at Hands On!
Don’t let the fun of learning stop during summer break! Register now for the premier summer camp experience at the award-winning Hands On Children’s Museum. Full and half day options for ages 3-K and grades 1-4 with exciting art, science and nature topics!...
Hands On Children's Museum
Olympia, WA

Sat 8/18/18 - Fri 8/31/18 at 9am-4pm
Art: Art Show, Gallery
August Exhibit - Cal Capener & Christopher Mathie
Summer exhibit with Cal Capener, oil paintings and Christopher Mathie, mixed-media paintings. Artists' reception: Thursday, July 19, 5-7 pm.
Childhood's End Gallery
Olympia, WA

Sat 8/18/18 at 10am-6pm
Sun 8/19/18 at 11am-5pm
Mon 8/20/18 - Sat 8/25/18 at 10am-6pm
Sun 8/26/18 at 11am-5pm
Theater: Musical, Comedy
Broadway Olympia presents Legally Blonde The Musical
Broadway is back in Olympia, and it's better than ever! The premier show in Broadway Olympia's inaugural season is sure to leave you singing and dancing all the way home! Do not miss the must-see event of the summer... Legally Blonde, The Musical, presente...
Capitol Theater
Olympia, WA

Sat 8/18/18 - Sun 8/19/18 at 2pm and 8pm
Special Event: Volunteer Event
Grass Lake Nature Park Volunteer Work Party - 6th Ave. Entrance
Time to brush back some trails. Join staff and stewards as we cut back the encroaching vegetation growing along the walking trails in the Southern half of the park. Park street side on 6th Ave. NW and Cozy Dr. NW. Meet at the trail head located at 3432 6th...
Grass Lake Nature Park - 6th Ave. Entrance
Olympia, WA

Sat 8/18/18 at 9am-12pm
Theater: Comedy, Musical
Ruthless! The Stage Mother of All Musicals at Harlequin Productions
Harlequin Productions will present Joel Paley and Marvin Laird’s smash off-Broadway musical Ruthless! -The Stage Mother of all Musicals, this August 16 through September 15 at the State Theater in downtown Olympia Thursday to Saturday at 8:00 PM; Sunday a...
State Theater
Olympia, WA

Sat 8/18/18 at 8pm
Sat 8/18/18 at 8pm-10:30pm
Sun 8/19/18 at 2pm
Sun 8/19/18 at 2pm-4:30pm
Thu 8/23/18 at 8pm
Special Event: Community Event, For the Family
Blueberry Bash
St. Christopher's Community Church welcomes you to attend the Blueberry Bash. The Oly Mountain Boys will be performing free of charge. There will be homemade fruit pies, milkshakes, brats, hot dogs and more. Activities for all ages - Silent Auction, Bingo,...
St. Christopher's Community Church
Olympia, WA

Sun 8/19/18 at 12pm-4pm
Special Event: Tour
Guided Tours of the Bigelow House Museum
Bigelow House Museum 918 Glass Avenue Guided Tours Offered Friday and Sunday 1:00 to 4:00 pm. Built by 1860, the Carpenter Gothic style Bigelow House features original furnishings, and the tour highlights the Territorial Period of Washington. Listed o...
Bigelow House Museum
Olympia, WA

Sun 8/19/18 at 1pm-4pm
Fri 8/24/18 at 1pm-4pm
Sun 8/26/18 at 1pm-4pm
Fri 8/31/18 at 1pm-4pm
Sun 9/2/18 at 1pm-4pm
Special Event: Talks/Lectures, Class/Workshop, Education, Religious
Prayers for World Peace
Sundays 10:00 – 11:15am A peaceful, contemplative time in your weekend. Join us for prayers for world peace and uplifting advice on how we can transform our day-to-day life into opportunities for personal and spiritual growth. Through developing inner ...
Tushita Kadampa Buddhist Center
Olympia, WA

Sun 8/19/18 at 10am-11:15am
Sun 8/26/18 at 10am-11:15am
Sun 9/2/18 at 10am-11:15am
Sun 9/9/18 at 10am-11:15am
Sun 9/16/18 at 10am-11:15am
Sports: Walking
Capitol Volkssport Club - Downtown Olympia Walks
Bayview Thriftway
Olympia, WA

Mon 8/20/18 at 8:45am
Mon 8/27/18 at 8:45am
Mon 9/3/18 at 8:45am
Mon 9/10/18 at 8:45am
Mon 9/17/18 at 8:45am
Talks & Readings: Talks/Lectures, Health & Wellness/Nutrition
Lunchtime Meditation
With Buddhist Teacher Steve Maddox. Change your mind, change your day.Through meditation we learn to reduce stress and improve our mindfulness and concentration. This in turn makes us more relaxed, flexible and effective. In these classes we will emphasize...
Tushita Kadampa Buddhist Center
Olympia, WA

Mon 8/20/18 at 12pm-1pm
Mon 8/27/18 at 12pm-1pm
Mon 9/3/18 at 12pm-1pm
Mon 9/10/18 at 12pm-1pm
Mon 9/17/18 at 12pm-1pm
Special Event: Summer Camp
Seed to Table Summer Camp: The Buzz on Bees
This week we’ll learn amazing facts about bees as we study live hives and preserved specimens. We'll make our own farm-fresh snacks daily and our own lunch on Friday. We'll also take field trips to fun Olympia outdoor venues. And, of course, we’ll snack on...
Garden-Raised Bounty (GRuB)
Olympia, WA

Mon 8/20/18 - Fri 8/24/18 at 9am-3pm
Special Event: Summer Camp, Children
StrongKids Ninja Camp
StrongKids Ninja Camp will help develop inner and outer strength, confidence, and kindness - all while having a boatload of fun. From 9 am - 3 pm each day, StrongKids will enjoy a full schedule of activities with David, Alexis, Mackenzie, and Hannah - who ...
The Strong Center
Olympia, WA

Mon 8/20/18 - Fri 8/24/18 at 9am-3pm
Special Event: Class/Workshop, Green/Environmental
Summer Boredom Busters!
July & August (Closed on July 4): Mondays: Explore & Play - Explore the WET Science Center and earn a prize for completing a scavenger hunt! The indoor scavenger hunt guides you through many of our interactive games and exhibits, or go outside and try o...
LOTT's WET Science Center
Olympia, WA

Mon 8/20/18 at 10am-4pm
Tue 8/21/18 at 10am-4pm
Wed 8/22/18 at 10am-4pm
Thu 8/23/18 at 10am-4pm
Fri 8/24/18 at 10am-4pm
Sports: Walking
Capitol Volkssport Club - Burfoot Park/Boston Harbor Walk
Meet at 5:45 pm at the first parking lot in Burfoot Park, 6927 Boston Harbor Rd NE, Olympia. This 10K walk with 9K and 5K options goes through the park, down the trail to the beach, and along the road in picturesque neighborhoods.
Burfoot Park
Olympia, WA

Tue 8/21/18 at 5:45pm
Special Event: Religious
Forest Awakenings: Beginners' Meditation Group
Pattago Bhikkhu, an American monk who studied and practiced Buddhism and meditation for 17 yrs. will teach meditation in a weekly class.
Buddhangkura Thai Temple
Olympia, WA

Tue 8/21/18 at 6:30pm-7:30pm
Tue 8/28/18 at 6:30pm-7:30pm
Tue 9/4/18 at 6:30pm-7:30pm
Tue 9/11/18 at 6:30pm-7:30pm
Tue 9/18/18 at 6:30pm-7:30pm
Talks & Readings: Poetry Reading/Spoken Word
Modern Poetry Book Club with Joshua Beckman
Join us for a special Poetry Book Club meeting this month. We will be reading Joshua Beckman's new book The Lives of the Poems and Three Talks, published by the Seattle and New York based press Wave Books. We are honored to spend the evening in conversatio...
Browsers Bookshop
Olympia, WA

Tue 8/21/18 at 7pm
Special Event: For the Family
Build Off Challenge
Kids and their family and friends can take the challenge to build the tallest structure out of 500 wooden Keva planks with a chance to win great prizes including the grand prize of a night stay at Great Wolf Lodge. While children are not building, they can...
Lacey Community Center
Olympia, WA

Wed 8/22/18 at 10am-1pm
Talks & Readings: Talks/Lectures
Lunchtime Meditation
Change your mind, change your day. Through meditation, we learn to reduce stress and improve our mindfulness and concentration. This, in turn, makes us more relaxed, flexible and effective. In these classes, we will emphasize creating happiness for oursel...
Tushita Kadampa Buddhist Center
Olympia, WA

Wed 8/22/18 at 12pm-1pm
Fri 8/24/18 at 12pm-1pm
Wed 8/29/18 at 12pm-1pm
Fri 8/31/18 at 12pm-1pm
Wed 9/5/18 at 12pm-1pm
Talks & Readings: Talks/Lectures, Politics
Mexico at the Crossroads
Peter Bohmer of Economics for Everyone, who recently returned from a three-month trip to Mexico, will speak about opportunities for fundamental progressive change in Mexico and the larger world. Topics covered will include the recent presidential elect...
Traditions Cafe & World Folk Art
Olympia, WA

Wed 8/22/18 at 7pm-9pm
Talks & Readings: Talks/Lectures
Spiritual Practices for Everyone
Our Tuesday series has moved to Wednesdays. Our life is in a constant state of change. We are always growing as people, one way or another. In this series, inspired by the teachings of Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso, we will look at how to direct our grow...
Tushita Kadampa Buddhist Center
Olympia, WA

Wed 8/22/18 at 6pm-7:15pm
Wed 8/29/18 at 6pm-7:15pm

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