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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. [...]

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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Olympia Weekend Event Calendar

  This week saw us officially move to the month of October.  And with it, a solid arrival into Fall.  For me, I embrace fall with giddy delight – it’s my favorite season.  Out came the boots and scarves this week along with all things “pumpkin spice”.  And while the weather is still beautiful and [...]

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Last Comic Standing Creates Laughs at the Lucky Eagle Casino & Hotel

  Autumn is upon us, the season of abundance and festivity.  What better way to celebrate than with the competitors—and winner—of NBC’s Last Comic Standing?  Mel Brooks, when not leaving 11-fingered handprints on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, wisely declared that “Life literally abounds in comedy if you just look around you.”  On Saturday, October [...]

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Hey Kids – Let’s Walk N Roll to School

  Many students will be walking to school on Wednesday, October 8.  It’s international Walk to School Day, and the first monthly Walk N Roll day of the new school year. Students are encouraged to walk, bike, or ride the bus to school. International Walk to School Day Events are planned for October 8 at the [...]

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