What’s Happening for Nov. 15

The Schmidt family, Leopold, Johanna, their five boys and one girl.
The Schmidt family, Leopold, Johanna, their five boys and one girl. Courtesy Olympia Tumwater Foundation


Chum Salmon and Cider event at McLane Creek Nature Trail: Enjoy hot cider and snacks while learning from trained Salmon Stewards about the wild spawning chum salmon at the McLane Creek Nature Trail from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Sunday. Dress for the weather and wear sturdy boots or shoes. Participants will meet at the covered shelter in the lower parking lot. Visitors need to display a Discover Pass. For information about how to purchase a $10 day pass or $30 annual pass, visit discoverpass.wa.gov. Salmon Stewards will be on the trail to answer questions every Saturday and Sunday, and Thursday and Friday of Thanksgiving weekend, weather permitting. Information: Chris Maun at 360-754-3355 ext. 6377 or by email at maunc@co.thurston.wa.us.


“Moving Beyond Poverty” People, Possibilities & Prosperity: Thurston Asset Building Coalition, United Way of Thurston County and the Community Foundation of South Puget Sound are co-hosting an event featuring Dr. Donna Beegle, 8-11:30 a.m. at Red Lion Hotel, 2300 Evergreen Park Drive SW, Olympia. Cost is $30, breakfast included. (Scholarships available, email Mindie Reule, mindie@thurstonabc.org). Information or to register: http://thurstonabc.org/poverty.

Nov. 19

Olympia Tumwater Foundation Noon History Talk: Free monthly talk features Jewell Dunn, a geneologist who will talk about the Schmidts’ German roots and other German heritage in our area, noon at Schmidt House, 330 Schmidt Place SW, Tumwater. Doors open at 11:30 a.m. Information: olytumfoundation.org, 360-786-8117.

World Affairs Council: Monthly lecture “Democracy & Development in Modi’s India,” will begin at 7:30 p.m., at The Olympia Center, 222 Columbia St. NW. Space is limited to 60 people. Information: Kris Gupta, 360-753-2428.

Nov. 20

Providence Mother Joseph 24th annual Holiday Bazaar: 10 a.m.-4 p.m., at 3333 Ensign Road, in Olympia. Proceeds benefit our Residential Council Fund. Tables are available for vendors to rent. Information: Penny Hyers, 360-493-4634.

Bingo Karaoke Party: Enjoy a version of Bingo that alternates with karaoke and sing-a-longs from 7-10 p.m., at 190 Sentry Drive, Shelton. Optional Thanksgiving night theme this month. Please bring a non-perishable food item for local food banks and the Seniors Emergency Food Shelf. Cash bar and snacks for sale. Open to adults 21 and older. Cost is $10 cash per person for eight games of bingo with $30 shared payouts, with 50/50 games additional. All proceeds support the Mason County Senior Activities Center. Information: 360-426-7374.

Tumwater Middle School Late Night: Free t-shirt night, Neon Night, Graffiti Station, black lights, snacks, and more! O Bee will also be giving away $500 in their Cash Cube throughout the night and raffling off a GoPro camera. For Tumwater youth in grades 7 and 8. The event is 7-10 p.m. at Tumwater Middle School. Cost is $7 and student ID required. Information: call Tumwater Parks & Recreation: (360) 754-4160 or visit www.ci.tumwater.wa.us/youth.

Nov. 21

Pinochle Tournament: An afternoon of pinochle begins with registration at 11:30 a.m., lunch at noon and pinochle at 1 p.m., at 190 W. Sentry Drive, Shelton. Cost is $15. The event is hosted by the Pinochle Players group of the Mason County Senior Activities Center. Call 360-426-7374 to reserve your spot. Drop-ins ok. Some of the funds support the senior center operations.

Founding Celebration: Unifying for Action...Fostering Fellowship...Catalyzing Change. Come meet and learn how you can partner with the Black Alliance of Thurston County to plan for the 2016 legislative session, build community and promote ongoing training and caring, courageous, community conversations around implicit and explicit bias. The event is from 1-4 p.m. at Risen Faith Fellowship Church, 2129 4th Ave. E in Olympia. Parking is free and light refreshments will be served. Children are welcome.