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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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