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The Options Program at Lincoln Elementary School is the district-wide alternative elementary program for the Olympia School District. Families in the Lincoln Service Area and siblings are guaranteed access to the Options Program at Lincoln School. New families in the Olympia School District residing outside the Lincoln Service Area who are interested in an alternative program are also welcome. A lottery, which takes place in the spring, determines the priority for enrolling new students. Attendance at a Lincoln Information Night is recommended for all potential students and is required for out of service area students. There's an Enrollment Information night tomorrow night from 6:30 to 8:30 in the school cafeteria. You can hear directly from teachers and parents about what makes Lincoln such a great school. More information available at
For the fourth consecutive year, the City of Tumwater is offering Tumwater University, Bringing Neighbors Together to Build Community. The program provides an interactive, informal classroom-style setting for participants to learn how their local government works, about the services it provides, and gives them a chance to contribute to city priorities. Register today and join your neighbors on two Monday evenings, March 9th and 16th, from 6:00 to 9:00 at Tumwater City Hall on Israel Road. You should plan on attending both sessions. To enroll, register online at or call 360.252.5424. Enrollment is limited to 60 students. Register today.
There's no better way to get stoked about skiing, biking, riding, or paddling than by seeing the 2015 edition of The Radical Reels Tour! Jaw-dropping bike jumps, nail-biting kayak drops, and mind-blowing powder. The Radical Reels Tour continues to push boundaries with the best action sports films from the annual Banff Mountain Film Festival. Experience more than half a dozen wild action sports as seen through the eyes of some of today's top athletes and most talented adventure sport filmmakers. Hosted by The Olympia Mountaineers, The Radical Reels Tour screens in Downtown Olympia Saturday night at 7:00 (doors open at 6:00) at The Capital Theater. Tickets are available online at the OFS website (
Hansen Elementary School in West Olympia is hosting information meetings for parents to learn more about the school's alternative program known as HAP. HAP offers an academically challenging and socially enriching curriculum in a close knit community of parents, students and teachers. Attendance at one of the information nights is required to participate in the April enrollment lottery. There are information nights on the 12th and the 16th at 6:30 each evening. More information is available on the Hansen Elementary School website.
Harlequin Productions presents Neil Simon’s classic sidesplitting comedy, Laughter on the 23rd Floor. Inspired by the playwright’s early experience as a writer on Sid Caesar’s television hit Your Show of Shows, the play hilariously captures what it was like to work with Mel Brooks, Woody Allen, Carl Reiner, and the rest of the most famous writing staff in television history. The names have been changed to protect the guilty, but all the stinging wit and comic drama you’d expect from this group of mad geniuses is preserved. Note: this production does contain adult language. Laughter on the 23rd Floor opens Thursday and runs through March 28th at the Historic State Theater on 4th Avenue in Downtown Olympia. Find out more at
Just in time for boating season, the Port of Olympia BoatSwap & Chowder Challenge returns to Swantown Marina on Saturday, June 20th. The Port invites sign-ups from restaurants and marine-related businesses interested in participating, as well as event sponsors. To be featured on the event poster, participants must sign up by April 1st. The BoatSwap offers the community an opportunity to buy and sell new and used boats, marine gear and accessories. Both commercial and private vendors are invited to exhibit and sell their wares. To sign up and to learn more call the Port (360.528.8005) or email
Here's an idea: Have lunch at the South Puget Sound Community College restaurant, The Percival Room. They're open for business and there's lots of talent in the kitchen. They serve great food Monday through Thursday from 8:30 to 12:30, they take reservations, and also cater to large parties with an extensive menu. On the menu, you'll always find a crispy pecan and tabasco fried chicken breast with whipped potatoes, slow stewed greens and red eye gravy. You can also enjoy the Mi>Clipper Burger -- a fresh house ground sirloin, with Tillamook Sharp cheddar cheese, tomato, and caramelized onions, arugula, and a Dijon aioli on a brown butter toasted brioche bun. Other than that, it's a revolving menu according to the seasons. For more information, visit them here or call 360.596.5404.
Does your non-profit group or organization have an upcoming event? Want some help getting the word out? Simply send us the information as far in advance as possible. Include the basics (who, when, what, where, and how). Be sure to include how to get more information. In addition, include a contact person and phone or email (indicate whether these are to be released publicly). You can email your information to, FAX it to 360.236.1133, or mail it to 2124 Pacific Avenue, Olympia, 98506.