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Twisting Reality at the Nightmare Ball at Quinault Beach Resort and Casino

  This is the season when nightmares strike at any hour; when the familiar becomes strange and fantastic.  And we love every minute of it.  Enjoy a wild, wicked night—or weekend—out at this year’s Quinault Beach Resort and Casino ‘Nightmare Ball.’ Happening Saturday, November 1 from 9pm-1am, the Ball promises exciting events, prizes, music, drinks, [...]

Olympia Weekend Event Calendar

  Halloween is still a full week away but that isn’t stopping a host of Olympia area Halloween related festivities from filling our calendar this weekend.  Luckily, most of them are inside as blustery fall weather is looking like it will continue.  For the brave souls (and those of us who still don’t have pumpkins [...]

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Where To Trick-or-Treat and Celebrate Halloween around Olympia

  By Alyssa Ramsfield Attention Thurston County ghost and ghouls – it’s time for the annual Halloween tradition of trick-or-treating. If going door-to-door through your neighborhood isn’t an option or the rain is pouring and you don’t want dampen your costume, here are some Halloween events that promise to be a treat for the whole [...]

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Dick’s Brewing Company Raises a Pint to Celebrate 20 Years of Craft Brewing

  By Kate Scriven Twenty years is a long time.  Twenty years ago I was a college sophomore balancing my ever important social life with my studies at the University of Washington.  Now, I balance a family, home, job, community, and maybe a little social life as well.  A lot can change in 20 years. [...]

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Beware of Mad Scientists at the Hands On Children’s Museum 2014 Boo Bash

  By Kathryn Millhorn Autumn is here to release the wild side in everyone.  Before winter keeps us drowsily indoors, we itch to cut loose and enjoy the riotous transitional colors of fall.  Said Hollywood director David Cronenberg, “everybody’s a mad scientist, and life is their lab.” On Saturday, October 25, the inmates take over [...]

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Fall Fun for the Whole Family at the South Sound YMCA’s Harvest Festival

  The indomitable spirit of autumn is upon us.  The fading rays of summer are brightened by falling leaves, the smell of spiced pumpkin, and the chance to once again break out soft sweaters and stylish boots.  Said Anne of Green Gables herself, “I’m so glad I live in a world where there are Octobers.” [...]

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Olympia Weekend Event Calendar

  Winds are blowing.  Dark nights are settling in early.  Rain drops are falling hard and frequent.  It must be October – and therefore time for some frightful (or fright-less) fun.  Harvest festivals, Halloween parties, pumpkin patches, and freaky haunted houses are all on the agenda for the weekend.  Use our full event calendar to [...]

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Olympia Weekend Event Calendar

  The return of the razor clams often brings a notion of cool temperatures, rainy weather, and long johns under the hip waders.  This weekend, however, appears to be a continuation of our warmer temperatures with a mix of drizzle.  The beach-goers this weekend will find ample clams and calm weather patterns to make digging [...]

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Women, Power and All that Goes With It: Ruth Ozeki Speaks at SPSCC

  This year’s South Puget Sound Community College Artist and Lecture Series takes on the daunting task of highlighting the role and power of women.  While gender can be a political, economic, and emotional minefield, lead-off speaker Ruth Ozeki begins the dialogue through a reading from her newest book ‘A Tale for the Time Being.’ [...]

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I’ll be back…to Hoptoberfest

  Arnold Schwarzenegger, the Terminator himself, claims “Milk is for babies.  When you grow up you have to drink beer.”  Which is all the easier for those attending Hoptoberfest, a celebration of craft brews and good times hosted by the East Grays Harbor Rotary Club. The fifth annual Hoptoberfest is slated for Saturday, October 11 [...]

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