St. John’s Episcopal Office of Compline: At 8 p.m. St. John’s Episcopal Church offers the Office of Compline, the last service of the day of sung prayers, hymns, and anthems by candlelight. The Compline Choir stands around the font singing without accompaniment into the darkened church during this ancient contemplative prayer service. Following a short break, Nick Carlson will play St. John’s Schlicker Pipe Organ. St. John’s Episcopal Church is at 114 20th Ave. SE, Olympia
IWW presentation and concert: The Industrial Workers of the World labor union will host a presentation “The IWW Today” at 2 p.m. at the Centralia Train Depot, 210 Railroad Ave. Dave Tucker, IWW executive board member, will speak about the status of the IWW globally, current organizing efforts in North America, and the union’s future. Then at 7:30 p.m., the union will host a free “Fanning the Flames of Discontent” concert at the train depot. Songwriters Linda Allen, Mark Ross and Jess Grant will perform. Both events mark the 100th anniversary of the Centralia Tragedy, a conflict between the American Legion and the IWW during a parade celebrating the first anniversary of Armistice Day. Six people died. Information: https://www.iww.org/ or https://www.facebook.com/events/716233638879824/
Veterans Day ceremony in the Capitol Rotunda: At 11 a.m., the Thurston County Veterans Council will host the Veterans Day ceremony at the state Capitol Rotunda. Speakers will be Congressman Denny Heck, American Legion Washington Department Commander Bob Clark, and Tumwater Mayor Pete Kmet. The Washington State American Legion Band will play. The event is open to the public, and will feature a cannon salute and a 21-gun salute near the north stairs of the Capitol Building. This year’s ceremony will honor the Veterans Services Organizations providing assistance and support to Active Duty Service, Reservist, and National Guard members and families, as well as retirees and veterans. Information: 360-813-4444 or TCVCOlympia@gmail.com.
Ceremony at the state Vietnam War Memorial: Beginning at 12:30 p.m., members of the Sacajawea Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution will read every name engraved on the wall, and end with the pinning of every veteran in attendance or the family member who represents their missing soldier. The DAR says “It does not matter where the military chose to use your services during the Vietnam War. If you served, you are eligible to receive this tribute from The United States of America Vietnam War Commemoration office in Washington DC.”
Yelm Veterans Day ceremony: American Legion Post 164 and Joint Base Lewis-McChord will support this ceremony at 11 a.m. at the Yelm Public Cemetery, 11540 Cemetery Road SE, Yelm. Free. Information: https://www.facebook.com/events/428824531113072/
Intro to Wobbly Organizing workshop: Seattle’s general membership branch of the International Workers of the World will conduct a workshop on running a worker-led union campaign at 3 p.m. at the Centralia Train Depot, 210 Railroad Ave. Free. Information: https://www.facebook.com/events/533789180517225/
Silk wall exhibition at SPSSC’s Gallery: Beginning Monday, SPSCC will welcome Eun-Kyung Suh’s “Stay” exhibition to The Gallery at the Minnaert Center for the Arts. Suh is a professor of 3D art at the University of Minnesota in Duluth.Suh’s work explores the historical and modern meanings of wall. Suh’s silk walls include transferred maps of areas and lost homes along the Green Line of the Israeli West Bank Wall. The exhibit will be open to the public through Dec. 13, and a special opening exhibition and artist talk will take place 4:30-6:30 p.m. Nov. 15. Admission is free. The Gallery is open noon to 6 p.m. Mondays through Fridays.
Forum on US intervention in the 21st Century: The Olympia Anti-Intervention Coalition will present a forum and discussion about US Foreign Policy from 7-9 p.m. at New Traditions Cafe, 300 Fifth Ave., Olympia. Speakers will include Larry Mosqueda, faculty emeritus from The Evergreen State College, and Cindy Domingo, a Seattle human tights sctivist who was recently awarded the Martin Luther King Jr. Medal of Distinguished Service by the Metropolitan King County Council. A Q&A and discussion will follow. The group will also plan future events, including its first meeting at 7 p.m. Dec. 9 at 115 Legion Way SW, Olympia. Information: contact Larry Mosqueda at firstname.lastname@example.org or Peter Bohmer at email@example.com.
Stonecroft’s Christian Women’s Connection: The regular luncheon will be at noon at Panorama’s 1751 Restaurant and Bistro Gallery at 1751 Circle Lane SE, Lacey. The theme is “Thankful For...” Emily Rogers will discuss disabilities and the law. Inspirational speaker is Elaine Kemp from Yelm, who lived in Bolivia for 30 years. Music by soprano Edie Masillem. Cost is $16, which includes program, lunch, dessert, coffee/tea. For reservations, call Sylvia at 360-943-0627 by Nov. 7, if possible.
Sexual Health Education and Issues of Consent Roundtable: The state Legislature is considering legislation that calls for mandatory sexual health education that is accurate, age-appropriate, and inclusive. Planned Parenthood Votes Northwest and Hawaii is hosting a presentation and discussion with Safeplace Olympia regarding how sexual health education, including healthy relationship education, impacts people suffering from domestic violence. The roundtable is at 7 p.m. at Octapas Cafe, 414 Fourth Ave. E, Olympia. Information: Contact Angela Holton at Angela.Holton@ppvnh.org.
Holiday baking with ancient grains: Slow Food Greater Olympia will host this class from 6 to 8:30 p.m. at the GRuB Farmhouse, 2016 Elliott Ave. NW, Olympia. Member Christine Ciancetta will lead participants in making four desserts: an apple strudel, a fruit cake, a pudding and brownies. Cost is $50 plus a service fee. Sign up at https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/4363012
November Chamber Forum on health care: Premera Blue Cross CEO Jeff Roe will be the keynote speaker at the Thurston Chamber’s November Forum from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Hotel RL on Olympia’s west side. Roe will share local and national health care trends and discuss costs and private versus public insurance systems. The forum includes lunch, and the cost is $35 for general admission, $25 for prepaid Chamber members, and $30 for members at the door. Go to thurstonchamber.com to make a reservation.
LBA Woods Volunteer Work Party: From 9:30 a.m. to noon, volunteers will dig out invasive Himalayan blackberry in the eastern section of the park. The group will meet near the LBA sign in the upper parking lot, 3333 Morse-Merryman Road SE. Visit http://volunteer.olympiawa.gov to sign up.
2019 Leadership in Philanthropy Awards luncheon: South Sound Partners for Philanthropy will recognize five recipients at the annual Leadership in Philanthropy Luncheon at 11:30 a.m. at the Hotel RL Olympia. Award winners are Thomas Henderson for personal philanthropy; Panowicz Jewelers for business philanthropy; Gateway Rotary Club for community organization; Pat Hunter for the Paul Grudis Inspiration Award; and BOLTS Keystone/Interact Club for Next Generation philanthropy. Tickets are $30 for members and $45 for the public. Luncheon reservations are available online at http://www.celebrategiving.org/event-3089417
Olympia Genealogical Society: The society’s November program will feature “Fun With Maps and Land Research.” Tracy Rebstock from the Washington State Archives will talk about maps – the different types of maps, how to use them, what resources can be found in the State Archives – and provide some records tips to use when doing land research. The program begins at 7 p.m. at the Thurston County Courthouse, Building 1, Room 152. Information: 360-349-2493
222 Market birthday fundraiser for Type 1 Diabetes: Amber Markland, owner of Sift and Gather and the mother of a son with diabetes, has organized this event that will run from 4-8 p.m.. Her business will donate all sales on this day to the American Diabetes Association. There also will be a DJ leading an all-ages dance party starting at 7 p.m., plus food, drinks, games, and raffles. Blue foods and drinks will be served at each business at the Market to mark the occasion. (A blue heart is the symbol of diabetes.) The market is at 222 Capitol Way N. in Olympia.
3rd Congressional District telephone town hall: Congresswoman Jaime Herrera Beutler will host an hourlong live telephone town hall at 5:25 p.m., providing updates on her initiatives and answering questions. Residents can sign up to receive a phone alert to join the town hall by visiting https://herrerabeutler.house.gov/forms/form/?ID=3247 and entering their contact information. They also can call 360-695-6292 to be placed on the call list. Any resident also can call in to join the town hall at any point at 1-877-229-8493 and using the passcode 116365.
Tenino Boys & Girls Club teen center grand opening: The Tenino center will host a celebration and ribbon cutting for the Bruno & Evelyne Betti Teen Center from 5-6:30 p.m. The branch is located at Tenino Elementary School, 10140 Highway 12 SW. A brief program will begin at 5:30 p.m. A ribbon cutting, youth-led tours, and reception will follow. The Tenino Branch opened its doors in the 2016-17 school year, operating out of the Tenino Elementary multipurpose room and focusing on programs for grades K-8. Its membership has grown to 96, necessitating a dedicated space for teens.
Friday through Nov. 23
“Cinderella” at North Thurston High School: The students will perform the Rodgers and Hammerstein musical at 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday and again Nov. 21-23 at the high school performing arts center, 600 Sleater-Kinney Road NE. Tickets are $8 general admission and $6 for students with ASB, children, military and senior citizens. Tickets can be purchased at the box office before performances starting at 6 p.m.
Free Stormwater Maintenance Workshop: Stormwater contractors, landscapers and property managers are invited to a free technical workshop from 8 a.m. to noon to gain specialized knowledge on how to inspect, identify and properly maintain private stormwater facilities. A workshop binder, snacks and coffee are included. The workshop will be at South Puget Sound Community College, 2011 Mottman Road SW, in Building 35, Room 25. Space is limited; advanced registration required at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/stormwater-contractors-workshop-tickets-69813910285 Need more information: call Susan McCleary at 360-570-3794.
Exploration of end-of-life care in the South Sound: Window Seat Media announces the launch of its newest Community Stories Project, “InhaleExhale: Honoring Life and Navigating the Journey of Death.” The project launch will be from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Lord Mansion, 211 21st Ave. SW, Olympia. Participants will have the opportunity to participate in interactive workshops with speakers who will share their knowledge of alternative, progressive end-of-life care and learn about new legislation. Sliding scale tickets available and no one turned away for lack of funds. Space is limited. Information: https://www.windowseatmedia.org/post/inhale-exhale-a-confluence-of-stories-and-ideas-about-death-and-dying-for-the-living
Music Mends Minds concert: Music Mends Minds is a support for those who want to exercise and use their minds to the greatest extent possible. Its free concert is at 2 p.m. at the Olympia Senior Center, 222 Columbia St. NW, Olympia. Information: contact Cheri Knighton at firstname.lastname@example.org or 360-586-6181, ext. 111.
Senior Services for South Sound rummage sale: The sale runs 9 a.m. to noon at the Lacey Senior Center, 6757 Pacific Ave. SE. Early entry at 8 a.m. costs $5; free entry starts at 9 a.m. Proceeds benefit Senior Services’ Activities Department. Donations are needed – contact Jill at 360-407-3967.
Priest Point Park Volunteer Work Party: From 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. volunteers will focus on removing English ivy around an “island” area on the Ellis Cove trail. The Ellis Cove parking lot is located at 555 Flora Vista Road NE. Meet at the parking lot. Limited parking available. Visit http://volunteer.olympiawa.gov to sign up in advance.
Olympia Record Show: Rainy Day Records is once again putting on this “vinyl oasis of your dreams” from 3-7 p.m. at the Olympia Elks Lodge, 1818 Fourth Ave. E. Entry is $3, or $10 if you want to get in early, at 2 p.m. Information: email@example.com
Fall retreat of Western Washington Fellowship of Reconciliation: This one-day event will be from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at St. John’s Episcopal Church, 114 20th Ave. SE, Olympia. Cost is $25, which includes lunch, but no one will be turned away for lack of funds. Keynote speaker is Dahr Jamail, journalist and author of “The End of Ice: Bearing Witness and Finding Meaning in the Path of Climate Disruption.” Online registration open at www.wwfor.org. Questions? Call 360-701-5980, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
EmpowerU Conference: The Washington Center for Women in Business is partnering with the Junior League of Olympia for the league’s 4th annual EmpowerU Conference from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the South Puget Sound Community College, 4220 Sixth Ave, SE, Lacey. Cost is $15, which includes lunch. Information: https://wcwb.org.
Saturday and Sunday
Saint Martin’s Abbey Oblates annual Christmas Bazaar: The bazaar runs from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and noon to 6 p.m. Sunday in the Cheney Room of Marcus Pavilion, 5300 Pacific Ave SE, Lacey. The bazaar will include religious items, art, gifts, crafts, books, a raffle, and beverages and baked goods. Purchases and donations benefit Oblate charity activities.
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