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Harlequin Productions presents Present Laughter written by Noel Coward. The irrepressible wit and style of Noel Coward sparkles in this romantic comedy set in 1938 in the London flat of popular and pampered actor Garry Essendine as he confronts his mid-life crisis. Garry has ten days to prepare to travel for an extended touring commitment in Africa. But a series of hilarious events involving women threaten to drive him to distraction before he can make an escape. It closes tonight at the State Theater in Downtown Olympia. Present Laughter from Harlequin producations. Find out more at
Old Dog Haven is an organization whose goal is to improve the quality of life of geriatric or “senior” dogs that need care and homes. Here's a chance to help them and have a good time, as well. It's an Old Dog Haven Benefit Show with the band Lit End. Lit End provides a mix of cover songs and originals -- everything from The Bee Gees to Johnny Cash to Zeppelin and Michael Jackson; from Classic Rock to Dance to Funk, Country and more. The show is at the Olympia Eagles on 4th Avenue starting at 8:00 -- it's an all-ages show until 11:00 -- next Saturday night. There's no cover at the door but donations are gladly accepted any time.
Olympia Area Rowing -- OAR -- presents their most popular annual event. National Free Row Day is next Saturday. Experience the fun of rowing with a free beginner’s lesson on National Free Row Day. This event is for high-school aged youth and adults. OAR members give you a tour of the boathouse, teach you how to use a cool ergonomic rowing machine, and then take you on a 40-minute adventure on Budd Inlet. Participants are mixed with experienced rowers in an eight-person boat, along with a coxswain and an instructor. What a great way to kick-off the summer and try something new with this fun and exhilarating physical water activity. Lessons occur at the OAR boathouse between 9:00 and 3:00 on National Free Row Day. It's first come, first served. Find out more at or call 360-943-2189.
The SPSCC Chorus and the SPSCC Chamber Choir present We're Still Singing: Songs of Peace, Protest, and Social Justice. The program features special guest singer-songwriter Janis Ian. The SPSCC singers are accompanying Janis, as well as singing their own songs. Janis is doing the same. The show is at 7:30 the evening of Friday, June 9th, on the Main Stage at the Kenneth J. Minnaert Center for the Arts on the Olympia campus of the South Puget Sound Community College. Tickets are available at or through the Washington Center Box Office.
The City of Tumwater is planning this year's 4th of July celebration. Tumwater's 30th Annual Independence Day Parade is on Tuesday, July 4th, with the throwback theme: Like Totally ’80s! Tumwater Parks and Recreation is seeking entries for the parade. They're also seeking convertibles (and their owners) to escort dignitaries in the parade. For a parade entry form and more information, call Tumwater Parks (360.754.4160) or visit Entry deadline is June 19th.
The 19th Annual Aberdeen Art Walk is coming up. They're now accepting applications for Artists and Vendors. Vendor items must be hand made. They are reaching out to the South Sound and would love to hear from you. To obtain an application visit, click on the Artist or Vendor tab and review the qualifications. The Aberdeen Art Walk is coming up Saturday, July 22nd.
It's Books by the Bay: A Seaside Celebration to benefit the South Sound Reading Foundation. It's an evening under the summer night sky with authors Jim Lynch and Peter Stark, live music with Red & Ruby, food by Ramblin' Jacks, a silent auction, a raffle, and literary games. It's happening at 7:00 the evening of Friday, July 28th, at Port Plaza Park in Olympia. Tickets are available at, click the EVENTS tab.
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.