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Art: Museum
Giant Chalk Castle
Add your own artistic vision to our collaborative chalk castle! Free with admission.
Hands On Children's Museum
Olympia, WA

Sun 8/18/19 - Tue 8/20/19 at 11am-4pm
Art: Museum
Splash Ball
Grab a wet sponge ball and take aim at giant sea creatures. Free with admission.
Hands On Children's Museum
Olympia, WA

Sun 8/18/19 - Tue 8/20/19 at 11am-4pm
Art: Art Show
Small Works Exhibit
"Small Works" show featuring nine Northwest women artists. Kristen Edmund, Darcy Goedecke, Aisha Harrison, Deborah Henderson, Rebecca Luncan, Barbara Noonan, Carla Paine, Jiji Saunders and Mimi Williams.
Childhood's End Gallery
Olympia, WA

Sun 8/18/19 - Sun 8/25/19 at 10am-6pm
Art: Museum
Under the Sea Sock Skating
Design your own sea creature crown, then slip and slide on our outdoor sock rink. Aug. 9-18, 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. daily. Free with admission.
Hands On Children's Museum
Olympia, WA

Sun 8/18/19 at 11am-4pm
Art: Museum
Climb the Crows Nest Rock Wall
Test your skills on our 25-foot outdoor climbing wall. Free with admission.
Hands On Children's Museum
Olympia, WA

Sun 8/18/19 at 10am-4pm
Talks & Readings: Talks/Lectures
Eckankar Light & Sound Service
Eckankar reading, singing of HU and spiritual discussion open to all.
McLane Black Lake Fire Department
Olympia, WA

Sun 8/18/19 at 10am-11am
Sun 9/15/19 at 10am-11am
Sun 10/20/19 at 10am-11am
Talks & Readings: Talks/Lectures
Sunday Services: Prayers for World Peace
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 peace in this way, outer p...
Tushita Kadampa Buddhist Center
Olympia, WA

Sun 8/18/19 at 10am-11:15am
Sun 8/25/19 at 10am-11:15am
Sun 9/1/19 at 10am-11:15am
Sun 9/8/19 at 10am-11:15am
Sun 9/15/19 at 10am-11:15am
Sports: Walking
Capitol Volkssport Club - Local downtown Olympia Walk
Walk varies weekly, usually has 5K and 10K options. Pick up parking pass at registration in deli area to park in Bayview's lot. Please note: All Monday walks from June 17 to September 30, 2019 will begin at 10 a.m. Meet at Bayview at 9:45 a.m. to register...
Bayview Thriftway
Olympia, WA

Mon 8/19/19 at 10am
Mon 8/26/19 at 10am
Mon 9/2/19 at 10am
Mon 9/9/19 at 10am
Mon 9/16/19 at 10am
Sports: Walking
Capitol Volkssport Club - Woodard Bay South Walk
Meet at South Bay Market, 3425 Schinke Rd. NE, Olympia, at 5:45 pm to register for an easy 10K walk with shorter options. Walk begins promptly at 6 pm.
South Bay Market & Deli
Olympia, WA

Tue 8/20/19 at 5:45pm
Talks & Readings: Education, Community Event, Parents/Parenting
Raising a Toddler as Single Mom
Please join us for Snacks, Socializing and a Free intro to how to raise or have a bonding with the toddler. The workshops are held twice a week. We cover all the pillars to Raise a kid as a Single mom, how to give them a better life as Single parents, What...
Lac-A-Do Hall
Olympia, WA

Tue 8/20/19 at 2:20pm-5:30pm
Tue 9/17/19 at 2:20pm-5:30pm
Tue 10/15/19 at 2:20pm-5:30pm
Dance: Ballroom
Tuesday Swing at the Eagles
Swing dancing every Tuesday night! East Coast and Lindy Hop are the most prominent forms of swing here, but feel free to Shag, Charleston, Balboa, West Coast, etc. Series class from 6:00pm-7:00pm. Live Band First Tuesday of the month. Free East Coast S...
Olympia Eagles Club Room
Olympia, WA

Tue 8/20/19 at 7pm-10pm
Tue 8/27/19 at 7pm-10pm
Tue 9/3/19 at 7pm-10pm
Tue 9/10/19 at 7pm-10pm
Tue 9/17/19 at 7pm-10pm
Talks & Readings: Poetry Reading/Spoken Word
All Open Mic, Olympia Poetry Network
Come bring a poem or two to Olympia Poetry Network’s August all open mic readings. It’s a great time to relax out of the heat of the summer and listen to a wide range of poetry and visit with other poets. We challenge you to bring a new poem, or old one, e...
Traditions Fair Trade Cafe
Olympia, WA

Wed 8/21/19 at 6pm-8pm
Special Event: Children, Community Event, Special Event, For the Family, Education
Build Off Early Learning Fun Fair
Children’s imaginations will be challenged as they try to build the tallest structure out of Keva planks in hopes of winning great prizes at the Build Off Early Learning Fun Fair on August 21, 10am - 1pm at Lacey Community Center. After testing their build...
Lacey Community Center
Olympia, WA

Wed 8/21/19 at 10am-1pm
Art: Museum
Climb Aboard a Huey Helicopter
Climb inside a Huey Helicopter from the Olympic Flight Museum. Free with admission.
Hands On Children's Museum
Olympia, WA

Wed 8/21/19 - Thu 8/22/19 at 11am-3pm
Special Event: Volunteer Event
LBA Park--LBA Woods Volunteer Work Party
Have you walked the trails at LBA Woods yet? Now is your chance! Take a stroll before the work party, then stay to grub...blackberry roots, that is. This work party will focus on digging out invasive Himalayan blackberry in the eastern section of the park....
LBA Park (Little Baseball Association Park)
Olympia, WA

Wed 8/21/19 at 9:30am-12pm
Talks & Readings: Talks/Lectures
Summer Lecture Series at Billy Frank Jr. Nisqually National Wildlife Refuge
Join the Nisqually National Wildlife Refuge for engaging talks about nature and the wildlife around us. Take Exit #114 from I-5 and follow signs to Refuge. Lectures are Wednesday evenings at 7:00 p.m. in the Norm Dicks Visitor Center auditorium.The auditor...
Billy Frank Jr. Nisqually National Wildlife Refuge
Olympia, WA

Wed 8/21/19 at 7pm-8pm
Wed 8/28/19 at 7pm-8pm
Theater: Drama
Una, a 27-year-old woman, comes to visit Ray, a 55-year-old man, at his office. They are clearly not comfortable in each other's company, and we soon find out why. Una is looking for answers, not vengeance. Nevertheless, the consequences are shattering. ...
State Theater
Olympia, WA

Thu 8/22/19 at 8pm-9:30pm
Fri 8/23/19 at 8pm-9:30pm
Sat 8/24/19 at 8pm-9:30pm
Sun 8/25/19 at 8pm-9:30pm
Thu 8/29/19 at 8pm-9:30pm
Special Event: Gaming
The Beatles Bingo
All you need is love at The Beatles Bingo! It's our new Oly Bingo Night at the Olympia Senior Center on August 23rd. Come dressed for the occasion or your favorite band member to enjoy some of those well-loved Beatle tunes! Doors open at 6:00 pm for bingo...
Olympia Senior Center
Olympia, WA

Fri 8/23/19 at 7pm-9:30pm
Special Event: Children, For the Family
Coastal Wolves: A Story of Resiliance
Wolves around the world adapt to and survive in their changing environments. Find out what that means for wolf populations with a presentation by Wolf Haven at 2 pm. Wolf activities all day.
LOTT's WET Science Center
Olympia, WA

Sat 8/24/19 at 10am-4pm
Special Event: Class/Workshop
How to Have a Positive Self-Image
How do you think of yourself? Is your sense of self-worth tied up in the expectations, perceptions, statements, and actions of others? For most of us, it is. We feel embarrassed when someone else acts up. We feel a lot of things based on others. In reality...
Tushita Kadampa Buddhist Center
Olympia, WA

Sat 8/24/19 at 10am-1pm

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