We are now approaching the fourth week of November. Let us see what this week has to offer.
Swede Hall Holiday Bazaar, November 18, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Join the 8th annual Swede Hall Bazaar. There will be 34 vendor spaces packed with handcrafted items along with a couple of direct sales Reps. You are sure to find some great gift ideas. Hope to see you there! Click this link for more details.
Collective Memory, Community Action, November 18, 12 p.m. to 1:20p.m.
Join Window Seat and Evergreen's Center for Community Based-Learning and Action for a conversation with local historians and organizers working at the intersection of oral history, community organizing, and social change. Learn about Window Seat's 2023 community oral history and storytelling cohorts, hear from past participants, and learn how to earn college credit by becoming a community oral historian. Click this link for more details.
VFW Auxiliary Holiday Bazaar, November 18-19, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Join the fun, have some shopping, and support the veterans. You will find that perfectly unique, one-of-a-kind gift for that special person. They will be serving a delicious lunch from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Click this link for more details.
Quixote Village Solar Project Ribbon Cutting Ceremony, November 18, 11 a.m. to 12 p.m.
The Quixote Communities and partners are excited to announce the completion of the Quixote Village Solar Project! Join them at 11 am to hear from a handful of project partners and Quixote residents followed by a ribbon-cutting ceremony to mark the beginning of the project coming online! A light reception will take place afterward. Click this link for more details.
2nd Annual Kris Kringle Market, November 18-19, 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.
This year's Kris Kringle Market, presented by the Spouse's Club of Lewis-McChord, is a family-friendly event modeled after European Christmas markets that honor the timeless traditions of craftsmanship and holiday spirit. Join us for this exciting holiday market at the Thurston County Fairgrounds! Click this link for more details.
Downtown Olympia Clean Up Day, November 19, 9 a.m. to 11 a.m.
On Saturday, November 19, from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m., the Olympia Downtown Alliance will organize a Downtown Cleanup. Volunteers will be able to help with gardening, streetscape upkeep (sweeping, garbage collection, cleaning, and so on), and painting, working with the LoveOly Painters program on a set paint job. Click this link for more details.
Olympia High School Bearzaar, November 19, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
You will BEARly believe all the crafts & antiques available at the 20th Annual OHS BEARzaar this year. Hunt for that special gift at over 170 vendors. Admission & parking are free from 11‑4. Early Bear Special is entry from 8:15‑9 ($5), 9‑11 (1$) and free from 11‑4. Vendors will be vaccinated and everyone must wear a mask. Don't forget to check out the raffle ‑ each vendor has donated an item they make. They will be accepting canned food donations for the Thurston County Food Bank. You probably won't leave BEARhanded! Always the Saturday before Thanksgiving. Click this link for more details.
Craft Market by Arbutus Folk School, November 20, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Stop by Arbutus Folk School from 10 am to 6 pm on November 20th for a fundraiser craft sale - with items created by some talented instructors out of clay, wood, wool, and more. Click this link for more details.
The Hip Hop Nutcracker, November 20, from 7:30 p.m.
Through this re-mixed and re-imagined version of the classic, the dynamic performers of The Hip Hop Nutcracker take us on a journey that celebrates love, community and the magic of the holiday season. The production features hip-hop pioneer Kurtis “The Breaks” Blow, the first rapper to be signed by a major label in 1979. 42 years and a heart transplant later, this hip-hop founding father is still performing as MC of The Hip Hop Nutcracker. Click this link for more details.
Community Storytelling Circle, November 21
This event is produced in community partnership with CIELO, and promotes community, self-sufficiency, and leadership of Latinx folks in the South Sound. Click this link for more details.
Latinx Youth Summit, November 22, 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Timberland Regional Library has once again partnered with the Hispanic Roundtable and other community sponsors to organize the annual Latinx Youth Summit, scheduled for Tuesday, Nov. 22, from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at The Evergreen State College. Click this link for more details.
Oly Turkey Day 4-miler Race, November 22, 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Run/Walk this great fun course on Thanksgiving morning. The First 300 gets a bib, medal, and an awesome lattice unisex shirt. All Things Fun Sports loves gives aways! Everyone is entered into a draw for a chance at a milk chocolate turkey (2.5lb) centerpiece, 3 Costco pumpkin pies, and 6 pairs of any shoe (up to $150 value) from our Friends at South Sound Running. Prizes for top 3 men/women finishers. Chip timed. Click this link for more details.
Fantasy Lights, November 25-January 1
Fantasy Lights at Spanaway Park is the largest holiday drive-through display in the Northwest, featuring nearly 300 elaborate displays and thousands of sparkling lights. The beautiful two-mile drive along Spanaway Lake has become a memorable tradition for the entire family. Click this link for more details.
Tenino Holiday Market, November 25-27
On Thanksgiving Weekend, treat yourself to some serious artistry! Stroll through the beautiful Kodiak Room in downtown Tenino, where over 30 local artisans will be selling gifts, decor, and treats. Ideal for your home and for under your Christmas tree! Don't miss out on the one-of-a-kind market, which is only open for three days. Click this link for more details.
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