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Ode to a smoky, smoky night

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[BY S. SALMI] A lovely three-day weekend has brought the campers to Black Lake. This has invoked the Eighth Law of Thermodynamics, which holds that humans who sit outside at night must have a campfire. It’s genetic — our primal link to cave [...]

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May
31
Wed
5:30 pm Thurston Environmental Voters ga... @ Woman’s Club of Olympia
Thurston Environmental Voters ga... @ Woman’s Club of Olympia
May 31 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Thurston Environmental Voters is holding a gathering to support environmental champions in the 2017 elections. This year’s races include two port commission seats, five seats on the Lacey City Council, four seats on the Olympia City Council, [...]
Jun
1
Thu
3:00 pm McLane Nature Trails Work Party @ McLane Creek Demonstration Forest
McLane Nature Trails Work Party @ McLane Creek Demonstration Forest
Jun 1 @ 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Help Stream Team and the Native Plant Salvage Foundation keep the McLane Creek Nature Trail accessible and enjoyable for everyone. Spend a few hours mindfully trimming back growth along the trail, pulls weeds, clear the paths, and [...]
Jun
2
Fri
all-day State League of Women Voters con... @ Best Western Executive Inn
State League of Women Voters con... @ Best Western Executive Inn
Jun 2 – Jun 4 all-day
The 2017 League of Women Voters of Washington Convention is being co-hosted with the League of Women Voters of Seattle-King County, under the shadow of the Space Needle in beautiful Seattle, Washington. The Convention will [...]
6:30 pm Birding by Ear — an introductory... @ Grace Community Covenant Church
Birding by Ear — an introductory... @ Grace Community Covenant Church
Jun 2 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Black Hills Audub0n Society will offer a Birding by Ear Class on Friday, June 2, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. This will be a lecture/discussion, followed-up with an early morning field trip — a choice between [...]
Jun
3
Sat
10:00 am Big Ideas/Tiny Homes: Visit Olym... @ Guidebook Pickup for Registered Attendees: Olympia Coffee Barista Training Center
Big Ideas/Tiny Homes: Visit Olym... @ Guidebook Pickup for Registered Attendees: Olympia Coffee Barista Training Center
Jun 3 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Olympians for People-Oriented Places is sponsoring a self-guided tour of 10 accessory dwelling units (ADUs) and tiny houses in and around Olympia. Visit some of these homes and contemplate how your neighborhood might benefit from the [...]
Jun
10
Sat
10:00 am Ivy Removal Volunteer Work Party @ Johnson Point Rd NE, Olympia
Ivy Removal Volunteer Work Party @ Johnson Point Rd NE, Olympia
Jun 10 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Join the Thurston Conservation District for a morning of invasive weed pulling on beautiful Johnson Point. Tools, gloves, coffe & snacks will be provided. For more information and to register contact: Dakota Dominguez at tcdamericorps@thurstoncd.com or 360/754-3588, ext.110. Precise [...]
Jun
14
Wed
5:30 pm Sierra Club Monthly Meeting @ Mekong Restaurant
Sierra Club Monthly Meeting @ Mekong Restaurant
Jun 14 @ 5:30 pm
Order food at 5:30 p.m. for meeting at 6 p.m. Meeting agenda not available.
Jun
15
Thu
6:00 pm Native Plant Walk @ McLane Creek Trails
Native Plant Walk @ McLane Creek Trails
Jun 15 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Join experts from the Native Plant Salvage Foundation for a guided plant walk. Come learn the names and the ecological and ethnobotanical roles of our beautiful Northwest native plants!  All ages and levels of experience [...]
Jun
20
Tue
5:30 pm Story Slam: Hopeful @ Rhythm & Rye
Story Slam: Hopeful @ Rhythm & Rye
Jun 20 @ 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm
StoryOly brings community members come together every month to share, compete and tell true stories based on a monthly theme. June’s theme is “hopeful.” StoryOly aims to encourage and develop community engagement and connection through the medium [...]
Jul
20
Thu
5:30 pm The Mountaineers Summer Picnic @ Priest Point Park, Shelter #3
The Mountaineers Summer Picnic @ Priest Point Park, Shelter #3
Jul 20 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
This is your opportunity to reconnect with old friends and make new ones at the Mountaineers’ summer picnic. It’s a potluck so remember to bring: Your plate and silverware Water bottle or beverage of choice [...]

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