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Registration forms for artists and downtown businesses participating in Olympia's Spring Arts Walk are now available. Get forms in person at The Olympia Center at 222 Columbia Street, online at, or by calling Olympia Parks, Arts & Recreation at 360.753.8380. Registration deadline is Saturday. Sponsored by Olympia Parks, Arts & Recreation and the Olympia Arts Commission, Spring Arts Walk dates are Friday & Saturday, April 22nd & 23rd. The spring event includes the Procession of the Species.
It's the story of how a little girl named Fern, with the help of a barn spider named Charlotte, saves her pig Wilbur. Olympia Family Theater brings Charlotte’s Web to the stage through Sunday. Advance ticket purchase is recommended because of limited seating. Tickets are available any time online at See Charlotte's Web at the Olympia Family Theater at 612 4th Avenue in Olympia.
Olympia Area Square Dancers are offering a free Introduction to Square Dancing Monday night at 6:30. Couples, families, and singles -- everybody aged 10 and up -- are welcome. A 10-week series of lessons begins the following Monday. It's happening at Lac-A-Do (Doe) Hall on 46th Avenue in Olympia. Find out more at
Calling all musical groups & individuals. You want to perform for the Olympia Downtown Association’s Music in the Park summer concert series? The Olympia Downtown Association is accepting applications now. Submit your talent packet -- including a biography, promotional photo, press release information, and most recent music CD -- postmarked no later than the 15th to the Olympia Downtown Association. Talent line up will be chosen by mid-March. Find out more at
The Maple Lane Competency Restoration Program is hosting a series of Job Fairs. The fairs are at TownePlace Suites Olympia at 900 Capitol Way South in Olympia. There are career opportunities and on-site interviews for a Psychiatrist, Psychologist, Medical Doctor, Program Administrator, Substance Abuse Counselor, and Business Manager. If offered a position, qualified candidates must pass a background check, drug test & physical. To learn more about each position or to apply for a position, visit the website at The fairs are next week: Tuesday from 11:00 til 7:00, Wednesday from 8:30 til 6:30, and Thursday from 10:00 til 5:00. To schedule an appointment at a job fair, call 954.354.8773 or 954.354.8766 or 954.354.8796.
The Washington State Fair is once again welcoming rising stars to perform the national anthem before the headliners and rodeo competitors perform. Both individuals and groups who are Washington state residents can savor this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity by entering the Oh Say Can You Sing contest, with video entries. Entry deadline is Friday the 19th. Vocal groups and individuals, and instrumental entries are being accepted. Video entries can be uploaded on YouTube or submitted by email. An outline of the official contest rules and procedures, plus complete lyrics of the first verse of The Star-Spangled Banner can be found at No entry fee is required.
Play ball! Believe it or not, baseball is just around the corner. Tumwater Parks & Recreation’s spring baseball league is now open to boys and girls, grades K-3, who attend a Tumwater school or reside within TSD boundaries. The league has two divisions of play for grades K/1st and 2nd/3rd. The season runs from March through mid-May and all players receive full uniforms (shirt, hat, and pants). Registration is underway weekdays through the 19th. Online registration is also available here. By the way, volunteer coaches are needed. A coach’s meeting is being held at 6:30 the evening of the 19th at Tumwater City Hall. For more information, contact Tumwater Parks and Recreation.
Books, Brownies and Beans is back. It's a huge sale of gently used books, audio tapes, CDs, and DVDs. You can also enjoy live cabaret entertainment. Homemade bean soups, brownies, coffee, and tea are also available for purchase. There's also handcrafted jewelry and fabric arts items available. Proceeds support the Out of the Woods homeless shelter for families with children. Admission is free. It's happening Saturday the 20th from 9:00 to 4:00 at the Olympian Unitarian Universalist Congregation on Division in West Olympia.
The Olympia School District Education Foundation announces the 2016 musical selection by the OSD Players, a group of school district teachers and staff. Teachers, staff -- and even administrators -- are performing Honk! Thursday the 25th through Sunday the 28th at the Olympia High School Performing Arts Center. The OSD Players musical has been an annual event since 1993. Since 2005 all proceeds from the play benefit the OSDEF. The Foundation is a non-profit organization whose programs include classroom and tutoring grants, emergency funding for student needs, and outdoor education. Tickets available now at or call the OSDEF office at 753.8853.
It’s time to think fastpitch. The Thurston County Fastpitch Association is now accepting registration for the 2016 Spring softball season for girls aged 6 to 18. Season practices begin the week of March 14th. The first games are being played on April 16th at the Regional Athletic Complex in Lacey. Registration closes on March 2nd. To register online, go to
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