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Olympia Weekend Event Calendar

  As another Friday rolls around, the Editorial team of ThurstonTalk.com pulls together a list of activities and events to keep you busy in Olympia.  This is just the highlights.  You can always find more things to do on our full event calendar.  Click here to get even more music, arts, outdoor recreation and family-friendly fun. Cheers! Take […]

Pick Your Favorite Pie at Olympia Pie Fest

  By Alyssa Ramsfield For the seventh year, Olympia Pie Bakers Guild will be giving back to the community through their sweet tooth. Their annual Pie Fest takes place February 28 at the Olympia Center. It is the perfect opportunity to partake in a pie baking contest and take a bite out of hunger in Thurston County. […]

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“Lacey Loves to Read” Brings Acclaimed Author Kashmira Sheth to Lacey

  By Gale Hemmann As any avid reader knows, one of the great joys of reading is that it opens us up to new worlds. Through reading the voices of others, we develop empathy, as well as curiosity about what life is like beyond our own experiences. In this spirit of celebrating both literacy and […]

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Olympia Dance Festival Delights Fans and Families Alike

  By Megan Conklin Ken and Josie Johnson choreograph more than just dance in Thurston County.  The married couple choreographs traditions. One local event that is quickly becoming a beloved winter tradition for dance aficionados in the area is the Olympia Dance Festival – a showcase of a dance styles and varieties from belly dancing […]

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Olympia Weekend Event Calendar

  I spent a few years in my early 20s in New England.  I only lasted a couple of winters before I was begging my husband to move at least west of the Mississippi River.  As we relish in the sun and mild temperatures earlier this week, I can’t help but feel compassion for my friends […]

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Olympia School District Players Marks 20th Annual Show This Weekend

  By Laurie O’Brien Dave Rorem almost has a perfect record. Except for 2009, the year he broke his pelvis in a bike accident and had to sit out, the veteran teacher has always participated as a member of the Olympia School District Players annual musical production. This year will mark the Players’ twentieth show […]

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Olympia Valentine’s Day Weekend Event Calendar

  A day all focused around love – what’s not to celebrate?  Even if you fall into the Valentine’s Day Scrooge camp, you can certainly appreciate a day devoted to friendship, kindness, and thoughtfulness.  I try to remind my girls, as they crank out Valentine cards for their classmates, that they should think about the positive traits of people […]

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Thrifty Thurston Mixes Culture and Fun at the Olympia Old Time Music Festival

  By Holly Smith Peterson It was Olympia resident Emily Teachout’s 40th birthday party that inspired the original Old Time Music Festival in the South Sound. “We gathered a bunch of friends to play Old Time music, which is a great time to get everyone together and was so much fun in the middle of winter,” […]

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Olympia Weekend Event Calendar

  Maybe we should have shifted our weekend event calendar post to Monday this week to help you cope with the last minute of the Super Bowl game.  It was a heart breaker but the good news is that we are only a few months away from pre-season and a chance at redemption.  Whether you […]

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Olympia Super Bowl Weekend Event Calendar

  It’s all things blue and green this weekend.  12 Man flags are waving to support the Seattle Seahawks in their return to the Super Bowl.  Grab your favorite Seahawks gear and snap a picture.  You can send it to us at submit@thurstontalk.com and we’ll add it to our photo gallery showing all of our […]

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