Olympia Parks, Arts and Recreation Department is offering family playtime classes for parents and tots ages 6 months to 4 years, split up by age groups.
Sing songs, play games and enjoy an indoor playground. Children learn social skills while meeting new friends, and parents meet other parents and share ideas.
These 50-minute classes meet two to three mornings a week at The Olympia Center, starting June 1.
The cost is $18-$21 per month for the first child and $14-$16 for the second child.
Registration is required and space is limited. Call 360-753-8380.
Father’s Day tributes
What makes your father so special? In honor of Father’s Day, The Olympian wants to hear why you are grateful for your dad.
Send your tribute of 250 words or less to ddemarest@the olympian.com by June 8.
Your submission could be published in the Father’s Day edition of The Olympian, or posted at www.the olympian.com.
Be sure to include your name, age, town and phone number with your submission. Your phone number will not be published.
The Evergreen State College Science Carnival: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday and Saturday, The Evergreen State College, 2700 Evergreen Parkway N.W., Olympia. This event offers hundreds of presentations, demonstrations, and hands-on activities. Free. For more information, call 360-867-5213.
The Wonder of Nisqually: 10 a.m. Saturday and 1 p.m. Sunday, the guided walk leaves from the Nisqually National Wildlife Refuge Visitor Center flag pole, 100 Brown Farm Road, Olympia. Enjoy an easy hike exploring both flora and fauna around the refuge. Program is free but the $3-per-family refuge entrance fee applies. Call 360-753-9467.
Artists Garage Sale: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, National Guard Armory, 515 Eastside St. S.E., Olympia. Check out the closet clutter of more than 70 area artists and find treasures such art supplies, original art, jewelry and art books. For information, call 360-753-8379.
“Meet the Trees of Washington” field class: 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. June 13 in Olympia (call for location). After classroom instruction, participants will head out to a local nature trail to learn to identify native trees, shrubs and perennials. Bus transportation is provided for the field trip. Sponsored by Stream Team and Washington State University’s Native Plant Salvage Project. The workshop is free but space is limited. Register by calling 360-754-3588, Ext. 109.
Today in History
In 1868, the impeachment trial of President Andrew Johnson ended with his acquittal on the remaining charges.
In 1969, the Apollo 10 astronauts returned to Earth after a successful eight-day dress rehearsal for the first manned moon landing.
In 1994, Michael Jackson and Lisa Marie Presley were married in the Dominican Republic. (They divorced in 1996.)
Five years ago: Nearly a decade after the Oklahoma City bombing, Terry Nichols was found guilty of 161 state murder charges for helping carry out the attack. (Nichols later received 161 consecutive life sentences.)
Learn about some lesser-known pieces of public art in the South Sound that are worth checking out.