Olympia area Dusk Dash to help local not-for-profits

May 6, 2017 by  

This year, 12,000 rubber ducks will be hitting the waters of Tumwater Falls Park to take part in the annual Duck Dash, and Olympia residents are invited to come out [Read more]

Olympia event to shed a light into caves

April 12, 2017 by  

Caves hold a fascination for many people, and during an event being hosted by Olympia’s WET Science Center, the public is invited to come out and learn more about them and the creatures who call them home.

All manner of [Read more]

Olympia residents invited to help support local conservation efforts

March 9, 2017 by  

The Nisqually Land Trust will be hosting a fundraising gala to support its efforts in the Nisqually River watershed, and the public has been cordially invited to attend the celebration.

Guests at the event will be [Read more]

Olympia event will celebrate animal engineers

February 12, 2017 by  

Olympia’s Water Education and Technology (WET) Science Center offers children and adults alike an opportunity to engage in hands on learning, and one of its upcoming events will shine a spotlight on engineers from the animal kingdom.

Many animals, ranging from insects all the way up to [Read more]

Olympia event can make planning a wedding a snap

January 12, 2017 by  

Planning a wedding can be a stressful time, but thanks to an upcoming wedding expo, it is about to get a whole lot easier for couples in Olympia.

The South Sound Wedding Show will [Read more]

Olympia science center to focus on octopuses

December 23, 2016 by  

Olympia’s WET Science Center will be hosting an event that will feature octopuses and shine a spotlight on these shy but intelligent creatures.

Eight Arms, Three Hearts, One Saturday: Discovering Octopuses will highlight [Read more]

Olympia residents asked to remember others this holiday season

November 14, 2016 by  

Olympia will be playing host this holiday season to an event that seeks to raise funds to be used to improve the lives of the less fortunate.

The providence St. Peter Foundation has [Read more]

Workshop to be held in Olympia that addresses industrial hemp cultivation

October 31, 2016 by  

Due to a change in the state’s regulations, hemp can now be grown in Washington state, and an upcoming workshop will be help in Olympia that will give farmers advice and tips on how they can farm the crop successfully.

Hemp Ace International’s Joey Beckerman, who is an expert in the field, will be presenting details about the State department of Agriculture’s new program with regard to this agricultural product. Techniques such as integrated pest management (IPM), cover cropping, and more will be discussed, as will soil conservation methods.

Jeff Kostiuk, B.Gs, T.Ag, CCA., who is a hemp expert from Canada will also be participating in a question and answer session. He has many years of experience in the agricultural sector, and will be sharing this expertise.

Tips will be provided about such topics as cultivar choice, field preparation, crop rotations, seed planting, weed control, and harvesting. These will all be discussed in the context of industrial hemp cultivation. A company that produces presentation folders will be able to create customized ones for event such as this that can be used to hold brochures and other information.

The workshop, which is being held on November 22, is free to attend. It will take place in the Olympia Timberland Library from 6:00 pm until 7:45 pm. More information and a chance to register can be found on its Eventbrite page.

Super sale on children’s gear to be held in Olympia

September 28, 2016 by  

A huge sale will be held this fall in Olympia, and the public is invited to browse through the bargains.

The Just Between Friends (JBF) Olympia – Fall 2016 event will offer people a chance to rummage through 12,000 square feet of children’s items, ranging from clothing to electronics, toys, games, shoes, and bathroom and bedroom accessories. There will also be an assortment of maternity and nursing items as well. Cash, debit and credit cards will all be accepted as methods of payment. Graphic design can be used to create signage and other printed items for a function like this.

The event will feature special shopping times for military families, foster parents, first-time parents, and teachers, and there will also be days where items are available with a 50% discount. There will be plenty of free parking, and all ages are welcome. Those who plan on attending are urged to bring along reusable shopping bags and a wagon or stroller for their kids to relax in while they browse.

Tickets for the JBF sale can be purchased ahead of time for $10 or $15 at the door. The event will be held at Cooper Point Marketplace in Olympia from November 17 to 20, and November 25 and 26. More information is available on the JBF website.

Olympia residents invited to watershed festival

August 25, 2016 by  

The Nisqually National Wildlife refuge will once again be playing host to the Nisqually Watershed Festival, and people from Olympia are invited to come and join in the fun.

This will be the 27th year for the annual event, and it will feature something for everyone, no matter what their age. There will be guided nature walks, a lecture series, live music and food, and coffee will be provided. Those who bring along a T-shirt will be able to create their own fish print.

A variety of entertainment will take place on the main stage throughout the day. There will be a show featuring live raptors, as well as performances by the Olympia Highlanders, the Canoe Family Dancers, the Nisqually Abisch, Wolf Camp, and Reptile Woman. The lecture series, which will be held in the auditorium in the refuge’s visitor center, will include a series of 30 minute talks about a variety of topics involving issues facing the watershed. A company that provides marketing services can help to promote events like this to the surrounding communities.

The Nisqually Watershed Festival will take place on September 24. On the day of the festival, guests are asked to park at River Ridge High School. A free shuttle will take them to and the parking lot to the festival.

More information can be found on the event’s website.

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