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Big Brothers Big Sisters of Southwest Washington invite you to the BIG Brunch fundraiser. The keynote speaker is Laura van Dernoot Lipsky addressing the many positive impacts mentors can have on children who have experienced trauma. There's also a touching video highlighting the story of a Thurston County match. In addition, those in attendance receive a delicious plated brunch. It's happening Wednesday from 11:00 to 12:30 at Hotel RL in Olympia. It's free to attend, but a minimum donation of $100 per person is greatly appreciated. Funds raised go directly towards the professional support of the friendships between Bigs and Littles. To register to attend, and to learn more about Big Brothers Big Sisters of Southwest Washington, visit
The 14th Annual Father-Daughter Dance is transforming Capital High School into A Night in Never Never Land. It's happening Friday and Saturday night, from 6:00 to 9:00 both nights. Each magical night is filled with music, dancing, raffle prizes, and ice cream for girls ages three and up and their dads and dad-figures. Corsages are available and you can capture the evening with a photo. Tickets are $35 per couple, and $15 for each additional daughter, and are available online at It's sponsored by the Capital High School Parent Organization with proceeds benefiting the graduating class of 2018.
Pizza Klatch presents A Slice of the Good Life with Rufus Wainwright. Pizza Klatch is a weekly support group in local high schools for LGBTQ youth and their allies. The Rufus Wainwright show is at the Washington Center for the Performing Arts the evening of February 4th. Ticket prices range from $25 to $85, or get tickets to the best seats in the house including a pre-show VIP reception for $130. Tickets are on sale now through the Washington Center or visit
You're invited to a screening of Generation Found -- a film about one community coming together to ignite a youth addiction recovery revolution in their hometown. The event is being MCed by former Joan Jett and the Blackhearts' guitarist Ricky Byrd. It's a free event. Following the film, there is a discussion and snacks. It's happening at ESD 113 at 6005 Tyee Drive in Tumwater the evening of Friday, February 3rd, starting at 6. For more information, visit Thurston County United in Recovery on Facebook by clicking here.
It's the Capital Lakefair Royalty Scholarship Coronation. The candidates are being judged on a 500-word essay, personality, appearance, speaking ability, poise, confidence, overall reaction to pressure, maturity and punctuality. The program requires each participant to be a fully-enrolled junior, have a 3.3 cumulative GPA, have two letters of recommendation, and be a student in the Olympia, Lacey, or Tumwater School Districts. The Capital Lakefair Royalty Scholarship Program Coronation is the evening of Saturday, February 4th, at 7:00 at the Red Lion Hotel in Olympia.
Registration forms for artists and downtown businesses for Olympia's Spring Arts Walk 2017 are now available. You can get forms in person at The Olympia Center at 222 Columbia Street, online at, or by calling Olympia Parks, Arts & Recreation (360.753.8380). Early Bird registration deadline is Saturday, February 4th. The standard registration deadline is a week later on the 11th. Sponsored by Olympia Parks, Arts & Recreation and the Olympia Arts Commission, Spring Arts Walk dates are Friday, April 28th, and Saturday, April 29th.
With captivating amounts of energy, Alex The Zaniac Zerbe moves like a rubber band from one end of the stage to the other. Beatboxing, juggling, dancing, singing, music, and magic are just a few of the things he offers. Zerbe was voted The Pacific Northwest’s Funniest Prop Comic and is currently ranked as Seattle’s 3rd Best Air Guitarist. He's performed everywhere from cruise ships and comedy clubs to prime-time television in three countries. The two-time Guinness World Record holder is bringing his hilarious 60-minute show to The Capitol Theater in Downtown Olympia the afternoon of Sunday, March 19th, at 2:00 as a fundraiser for Olympia Community School. Tickets for adults are $12. Kids are just $10. Grab seats for the whole family at
Plans are in place for The Mason County Forest Festival Goldsborough Creek Run & Walk hosted by Centennial Guild. This year’s event is in honor of Kristi Armstrong, a charter member of the Guild who passed away unexpectedly this past year. It's happening Saturday, June 3rd, and features a 7-mile Run/Walk, a 2-mile Run/Walk, and a ¼-mile Junior Jog. Friday, May 12th, is the deadline to register for the special rate of $20. Runners, walkers, and junior joggers are all welcome. Pre-register online by going to and typing in Goldsborough Creek. For more information, visit the website at
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