16 Things To Do in South Sound this weekend, April 18-20

Staff WriterApril 17, 2014 

Easter Egg Dash

Thousands of eggs filled with goodies wait to be placed into Easter baskets this weekend at more than a half dozen public egg hunts.


FRIDAY -- Swing on in: Delve into music history at AMERICA'S MUSIC FILM SERIES: SWING JAZZ at The Washington Center for Performing Arts, 512 Washington St. SE, Olympia. The series uses documentary films and texts to engage the public in a study of the history of some of America’s most enduring popular music. The swing jazz session at 6:30 p.m. Friday will feature excerpts from “Ken Burns Jazz: Swing: The Velocity of Celebration” and “The International Sweethearts of Rhythm,” both documentaries covering the 1930s and 1940s era of swing. The screenings provide the basis for a scholar-led discussion. The series is free and open to the public. For more information, go to washingtoncenter.org.

FRIDAY -- Troubadour at Traditions: COSY SHERIDAN first caught the attention of national folk audiences in 1992 when she won both the Kerrville Folk Festival’s New Folk Award and Telluride Bluegrass Festival’s Troubadour Contest. Since then, she has released nine CDs, and her music is now featured in the Robert Fulghum multi-media novel “The Third Wish.” See her live at 8 p.m. Friday at Traditions Café and World Folk Art, 300 Fifth Ave. SW, Olympia. Tickets are $15 general admission and $10 for students and those with low income. Call 360-705-2819 for more information.

FRIDAY-SUNDAY -- Green movies: It’s a weekend full of enlightening movies at the ENVIRONMENTAL FILM FESTIVAL presented by the Olympia Film Society. There will be a variety of films on topics from honey bees and steelhead salmon to Northwest rainforests and wildlife. Many of the films will also include Q&A sessions. A pass for all seven films is $50 general admission and $30 for OFS members; individual tickets also are available. For specific films and showtimes, go to olympiafilmsociety.org. Or read Molly Gilmore's story elsewhere at www.theolympian.com/movies. FRIDAY-SUNDAY -- In search of families: Catch Olympia Family Theater’s latest production, “ORPHAN TRAIN,” about a group of orphans who leave New York City on a train bound for the Midwest in search of new families. It’s the final weekend of the play, with showtimes at 7 p.m. Friday and 1 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at the Black Box at The Washington Center for the Performing Arts, 512 Washington St. SE, Olympia. Tickets are $16 for adults; $12 for students, seniors and military; $10 for children 12 and younger. For more information, go to olyft.org or 360-570-1638, or for tickets, olytix.org or 360-753-8586. The company recommends the play for ages 8 and older.

SATURDAY -- Cast a line: Help kids learn the basics of fishing at the annual LACEY FAMILY FISH-IN from 8 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Saturday. The event is for kids 5-14 years old and designed to encourage fishing as a family activity. The $5 fee includes a rod and reel to keep. Registration is required; call 360-491-0857 or go online to ci.lacey.wa.us.

SATURDAY -- Music for justice: Catch a free performance by the OLYMPIA PEACE CHOIR in the Capitol Rotunda at noon Saturday.

SATURDAY -- Tap into Centralia: How about some history, a lot of beer sampling and some live music this Saturday? If that sounds good, head to the 18TH ANNUAL OLYMPIC CLUB BREWFEST, featuring tap selections from McMenamins’ Washington brewers and guest brewers. Listen to music from Lee Koch at 7 p.m. and Sassparilla at 9 p.m. while touring the Olympic Club brewery, playing pool and sampling brews and spirits. It’s all happening 1-11 p.m. Saturday at McMenamin’s Olympic Club, 112 N. Tower Ave., Centralia. Admission is $12 per 10-sample punch card. Call or go online for all the details; 360-736-5164, mcmenamins.com.

SATURDAY -- Jazz duo: Guitarist MIMI FOX, winner of six consecutive Downbeat Magazine polls, will team up with jazz vocalist and historian PAMELA ROSE for a concert featuring the female songwriters who have written some of the most beloved jazz and blues standards. The duo will perform at 7 p.m. Saturday at The Heritage Room, 604 Water St. SW, Olympia. Tickets are $18, or $25 for preferred seating. For more information, call 360-943-9494.


O BEE CREDIT UNION EGG DASH: More than 17,000 prize- and candy-filled eggs for ages 2-10 years old, bring a basket, 11 a.m. Saturday, Dream Team Park, 425 Marvin Road SE, Lacey. Free.

HANDS ON CHILDREN'S MUSEUM DINOSAUR EGG HUNT: Free with paid admission to the museum, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. April 19, HOCM, 414 Jefferson St. NE, Olympia.

LATTIN'S COUNTRY CIDER MILL EASTER EGG HUNT Hunts are separated into age groups, Easter Bunny available for photos. 1 p.m. Saturday, Lattin’s, 9204 Rich Road SE, Olympia. Free.

HIPPITY HOP GARDEN PARTY for toddlers to 9 years old, includes face painting, crafts and other activities. 10 a.m.–2 p.m. Saturday, Capital Mall, 625 Black Lake Blvd., Olympia. Free.

CITY OF TUMWATER EASTER EGG DASH More than 20,000 filled eggs for kids as old as 10 years old, hunts by age groups, 11 a.m. Saturday, Tumwater High School, 700 Israel Road SW, Tumwater. Free.

SOUTH SOUND CHURCH EASTER EGG HUNT More than 10,000 eggs, face painting, inflatable toys and Easter Bunny, noon Saturday, South Sound Church, 1416 26th Ave. NE, Olympia. Free.

OLYMPIA EAGLES EASTER EGG HUNT for kids 1 to 12 years old, 2 p.m. Sunday, Priest Point Park, Olympia, Free.

OLYMPIA LODGE NO. 1 EASTER EGG HUNT Hunts by age groups for kids up to 12 years old, 4 p.m. Sunday, South Sound Manor, 455 North St. SE, Tumwater. Free, $5 photos with Easter Bunny.

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