What's lined up for the third week of May?


How was the first two weeks of May? Buckle up and skim through the upcoming events below.

Flag Book Workshop with Ray, Saturday, May 13, 11 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Created by book artist Hedi Kyle, a flag book is a book structure that uses an accordion spine with crisscrossing pages or flags. Come experiment with the flag book structure, meet cool people, and learn how to plan a handmade book project. Gather up your paper scraps, photos, or cut up an old print to create something new. Each student will leave with their own flag book. All essential materials and tools are provided. Students will be asked to bring in photos and paper scraps for their flags. Click this link for more details.

Daimh Concert, Saturday, May 13, 7 p.m. - 9:15 p.m.
Daimh is West Highland music’s proudest exponent. Daimh, the Gaelic word for Connection, perfectly describes the electrifying musical interplay between the individual band members and portrays the interaction with audiences attending their breathtaking live shows around the world. Click this link for more details.

Special Fundraiser Contra Dance, Saturday, May 13, 7:30 p.m. - 10 p.m.
A couple of months ago, twenty-plus musicians began rehearsing for this epic contra dance experience. Featuring piano, sax, whistles, clarinet, drums, concertinas, guitars, and a veritable wall of fiddles, the Olympia Volunteer String Band is guaranteed to create an unforgettable night of music and dancing. This is their annual benefit for the South Bay Grange, so come support our wonderful local dance hall, which needs all the love, attention, and financial support. Click this link for more details.

Governor's Chamber Music Series, Monday, May 15, 6 p.m. - 8 p.m.
The Washington State Governor’s Mansion Foundation (GMF) will host its next Governor’s Chamber Music Series, “Small Plates: Tasty Musical Tapas from Around the World” on Monday, May 15, 2023, at the Mansion in Olympia. Doors open at 6 p.m. with the concert beginning at 6:45 pm (PDT). Light appetizers and Washington wines will be served before the concert. Click this link for more details.

"Skid Road: On the Frontier of Health and Homelessness in Seattle" with Author Joesphine Ensign, Tuesday, May 16, 6:30 p.m. - 7:45 p.m.
Join us for an evening with Josephine Ensign, author of Skid Road: On the Frontier of Health and Homelessness in Seattle, a Washington Book Award Finalist. Josephine will read from and discuss her book, followed by a moderated discussion and audience Q&A. Copies of the book will be available for purchase after the program. Josephine Ensign is a Professor of Nursing at the UW School of Nursing and her work focuses on health and social inequities for people marginalized by poverty and homelessness. Click this link for more details.

Dementia Conference 2023, Thursday, May 18, 10 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Introducing a NEW annual event produced in partnership with LMTAAA(Lewis, Mason, Thurston, Area Agency on Aging)- a conference for family caregivers and community members to learn more about Dementia and obtain support for day-to-day living. Would your business like to sponsor this event? Would you care to volunteer and help provide this wonderful education and advocacy to the community? The first planning meeting will be this Friday, February 10 at 10 a.m. Directly following the Lakefair planning meeting. Click this link for more details.

Mi Chiantla's A Night of Celebration and Community, Friday, May 19, 7 - 11 p.m.
Please save the date and join Mi Chiantla, on May 19, from 7 - 11 p.m., for its inaugural fundraiser. Funds will support programs centering on joy and holistic community engagement-based drug use prevention through STEM Education, Music, Arts, and other Recreational Activities. Mi Chiantla (Nahuatl word meaning My Home) is a non-profit organization based in Olympia and working in eight counties in Central Washington to prevent substance use through an innovative free after-school early intervention with evidence-based STEM education, music, arts, and recreation for Middle and High School students drawn from low income and BIPOC communities. Click this link for more details.


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