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Veteran exhibits work at creative arts festival

Mark W. Lubich, a veteran from Olympia, was in San Antonio last week to exhibit his works at the 2009 National Veterans Creative Arts Festival.

The festival culminates a yearlong fine arts talent competition in art, music, drama, dance and creative writing for veterans who receive care at Department of Veterans Affairs medical facilities. The 100-plus veterans invited to the festival were selected from more than 3,453 entries.

The festival included a week of workshops and rehearsals, with an art exhibit and a gala variety stage show taking place on Sunday.

Lubich won a gold medal in the collage division with his entry “An Orange Bison in America” and a gold medal in the glasswork division with his entry “Warrior Moon.” His work was submitted by a VA employee in Tacoma, where he receives care.

WHAT’S HAPPENING

WEDNESDAY

Capital Playhouse presents “Nunsense”: 7:30 p.m. Wednesdays through Saturdays and 2 p.m. Sundays through Oct. 31, Capital Playhouse, 612 Fourth Ave. E., Olympia. Playhouse artistic director Jeff Kingsbury plays a nun in this, the second longest running off-Broadway show in history. Tickets are $31-$37 for adults, $26-$32 for seniors and youth. Call 360-943-2744.

THURSDAY

Genealogy Cafe: 1 to 3 p.m. Thursday, Olympia Timberland Regional Library, 313 Eighth Ave. S.E., Olympia. Members of the Olympia Genealogical Society will help you with your research. Participants should bring relevant materials. Free. Call 360-352-0595.

FRIDAY

Viva Oz Vegas – a Floor Show Extravaganza: Doors open at 7:30 p.m., show starts at 8 p.m. Friday, Capitol Theater, 206 Fifth Ave. S.E., Olympia. An evening of nostalgic music, Las Vegas-style showgirls, aerial and floor acrobatics, comedy, game-show glitz and some surprises. All ages welcome. Tickets are $20 general admission and $15 for Olympia Film Society members, and are available at www.buyolympia.com, at Rainy Day Records or at the box office night of show. Call 360-754-6670.

Today in History

In 1949, Eugenie Anderson was nominated by President Harry S. Truman to be the U.S. ambassador to Denmark; she became the first American woman to hold an ambassadorship.

In 1960, Soviet Premier Nikita Khrushchev disrupted a U.N. General Assembly session by pounding his desk with a shoe when a speaker criticized his country.

In 1968, the Summer Games of the 19th Olympiad officially opened in Mexico City.

OCTOBER BIRTHDAYS

Lucas Wayne Myers: Turned 1 on Oct. 1

Kennedi Ann Eastabrook: Turned 10 on Oct. 2

Taylor Cooling: Turned 5 on Oct. 7

Lauren Nisco: Turned 10 on Oct. 7

Kaulana Asing: Turned 14 on Oct. 8

Nikki Johnson: Turned 13 on Oct. 8

Clover Peetz: Turned 3 on Oct. 10

Cole Myers: Turned 14 on Oct. 11

Madison Rardin: Turns 5 on Oct. 16

John Michael Hays: Turns 18 on Oct. 19

Alexandra (L.T.) Putzier: Turns 14 on Oct. 23

Kelsey Leeper: Turns 14 on Oct. 25

To be listed in the Birthdays on Monday, send your name, the age you will be (18 and younger), your birth date, address and phone number to The Birthday Box, The Olympian, P.O. Box 407, Olympia, WA 98507 or send an e-mail to mmcneil@theolympian.com.

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