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Olympia Weekend Event Calendar

  Every Friday, ThurstonTalk brings you a highlight of weekend events.  Our diligent Editing team pulls together this list from our packed event calendar that includes even more things to do around Thurston County.  This time of year, it’s especially fun to make the list because the choices of family-friendly holiday events is so long.  Explore […]

Winter Break Camps and Activities Throughout Thurston County

  By Alyssa Ramsfield As the schools of Thurston County let out for Winter Break, parents and students are trying to find ways to enjoy every minute of it. These upcoming weeks are the perfect time for kids to enjoy activities across our area.  Here are a few ideas. 2nd Annual Girls Winter Summit at YWCA […]

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SPSCC Student Filmmakers: Forging New Ground with First Public Screening

  By Gale Hemmann The excitement in the room was palpable. As I sat down to interview several students in the Introduction to Film Production class at South Puget Sound Community College, they were clearly enthusiastic about their upcoming film screening. And the students have a lot to be proud of. Over the course of […]

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Olympia Weekend Event Calendar

  Are you checking your list?  Whether it’s meal ideas for a holiday party, a festive recipe for a warm cocktail, or shopping ideas that support small business, let ThurstonTalk make sure you have everything covered.  Our writers have pulled together outstanding articles to keep your spirits high, bellies full, and agendas packed. Read on for our […]

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The Voice of a Generation – Bret Michaels Comes to Lucky Eagle

  We all have songs that perfectly sum up a particular time in our life. There are bands, albums, anthems, and ballads that cause a flood of emotion years or even decades after their release. For many Gen-X’ers, singer/songwriter Bret Michaels of the band Poison is one of the iconic voices that can turn us […]

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Taste the Holiday Spirit at Bayview Thriftway on Saturday

  By Mary Ellen Psaltis Need any help with your your holiday happiness quotient? Add a measure of joy, do yourself a favor and take time from your (likely) over-scheduled days to stop at Bayview Thriftway this Saturday, December 13. The essence of the season will be in full swing with Taste the Holiday Spirit. […]

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Family Involvement Brings Magic to Ballet Northwest’s Nutcracker

  By Katie Doolittle ‘Tis the season for Ballet Northwest to delight us with their annual production of “The Nutcracker.”  Two hundred dancers, ranging from age eight through adulthood, will once more delight audiences with their seemingly effortless performance. Is it magic? Yes, magic born of discipline and hard work. Certainly, the dancers and directors […]

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Olympia Weekend Event Calendar

  I dumped the last of the Thanksgiving leftovers into the chicken coop this morning.  We have candy on the counter wrapped in red foil.  We plan to cut down the tree this weekend and of course our all-knowing Elf on the Shelf is making her rounds each night.  The holiday season is in full […]

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Jump Onboard with Santa this Holiday Season

  By Douglas Scott The holidays are upon us and children around the region, the young and young at heart, eagerly await the day they can visit Santa and tell him what they want for Christmas. In the past, Santa has been known to frequent malls and town centers; but the past few years, he […]

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Christmas Forest: A Dazzling Display for a Good Cause

  By Margo Greenman What’s your favorite part of Christmas? Is it sharing in the splendor of the season with friends and family? Baking gingerbread, sugar cookies and other holiday treats? Or perhaps it’s the tradition of gathering around a spruce or fir and spending an afternoon decorating its branches with twinkling lights and festive […]

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