KXXO Mixx 96.1 Community Calendar
Olympia Little Theatre “Butterflies Are Free”: In this quirky romance, a young blind man makes his bid for independence from his over-protective mother, moving into an apartment and meeting his free-spirited neighbor. March 9th-25th. Olympia Little Theatre, 1925 Miller Ave. NE. For more details, call 360-786-9484.
“Jesus Christ Superstar” Live Onstage: A parallel to contemporary celebrity worship, this look at Christ's last days is filled with emotional intensity and stirring music. Friday-Sunday, March 9th-April 1st. Tacoma Little Theatre, 210 N. I Street, Tacoma. For more information, call 253-272-2281.
FREE! Women Pilots of WWII at North Mason Library: Storyteller Rebecca Hom will share stories of several Women's Air Force Service Pilots (WASPs) in a special World War II “Sand, Snakes & Silver Wings” program! The WASPs were an essential part of the US Military's air efforts during the war. There will be a brief business meeting prior to the storytelling Wednesday, March 14th, 7-8:15pm. North Mason Timberland Library, 23081 NE State Rt. 3, Belfair. For more details, call 360-275-3232 or visit www.trl.org
FREE! Olympia Brewery Company History: Researcher Megan Ockerman will speak about the beer that made Olympia famous! Utilizing the archives from the historic Schmidt House, Ockerman will turn data into shrewd, memorable observations Thursday, March 15th, 12-1pm (doors open at 11:30am). Historic Schmidt House, 330 Schmidt Place SW, Tumwater. For more information, call 360-786-8117 or see www.olytumfoundation.org
FREE! Genealogy Help: Meet with Olympia Genealogy Society experts for cost-free assistance with your family history research! Thursday, March 15th & Saturday, March 17th, 1-3pm. Olympia Timberland Library, 313 8th Ave. SE, Olympia. For more details, see www.trl.org or call 360-352-0595.
FREE! Parenting Your Teen Workshops: Adults who parent, work with, or interact with teens are welcome to workshops with Candyce Lund Bollinger! Positive and constructive communication will be discussed Thursday, March 15th, 7-8:30pm, and techniques to facilitate healthy discipline Thursday, March 22nd, 7-8:30pm. Olympia Timberland Library, 313 8th Ave. SE. For more information, call 360-352-0595 or visit www.trl.org
FREE! Murder Mystery Library Party: Teens and adults are invited to join the library for one night only to participate in an interactive murder mystery game! The guest list is stacked with big name celebrities ready to hit the scene in outrageous fashion, and one of them is murdered. Help solve the mystery in this free event! Friday, March 16th, 7-9:30pm. Lacey Timberland Library, 500 College St. SE, Olympia. For more details, visit www.trl.org or call 360-491-3860.
REGISTER NOW! South View Camp Benefit: Race a 4K with views of Puget Sound while conquering multiple challenging muddy obstacles. All proceeds support South View Camp's scholarship fund, allowing children with financial hardships to attend a week of camp. Sign up, have fun, get muddy and help a child this summer Saturday, March 17th, 10am-4pm. South View Camp, 8515 Key Peninsula Highway S., Longbranch. For more information, visit www.soundviewcamp.com
McCleary Bear Festival Fundraiser: The McCleary Bear Festival committee will hold a live and silent auction and fundraiser! The returning auctioneers will be Mr. & Mrs. John Fox. Enjoy a dinner from the potato bar, too. Saturday, March 17th, 6:30pm. McCleary VFW, McCleary. For more information, call 360-495-3667 or visit www.mcclearybearfestival.org
FREE! Summer Camp Preview Fair: Plan your summer schedule in one day at the Pierce County Parks Summer Camp Preview Fair! Meet instructors, enjoy giveaways, interactive activity booths and more. Registration will be open during the fair and the first 100 families will receive a drawstring backpack. Free admission! Saturday, March 17th, 9am-1pm. Sprinker Recreation Center, 14824 C Street, South Tacoma. For more details, see www.co.pierce.wa.us or call 253-798-4753.
FREE! North Mason Library 20th Anniversary! The North Mason Timberland Library is turning 20! Celebrate with the Slieveloughane Dancers, the largest Irish dance group in the Pacific Northwest. The children and teen dancers from the group will also perform. Cake will be served at the end of the program. Free! Saturday, March 17th, 10:30-11am. North Mason Timberland Library, 23081 NE State Rt. 3, Belfair. For more information call 360-275-3232 or visit www.trl.org
RESERVE NOW! “Star Chefs on Broadway”: Make your reservations now for the Broadway Center's “Star Chefs on Broadway”! Enjoy decadent dishes, drinks, and auctions featuring local and one-of-a-kind items benefiting Arts Education programs Sunday, March 18th, 5pm. Pantages Theatre, Tacoma. For more details, visit www.broadcenter.org
FREE! Free Day at State Parks: Celebrate Washington State Parks' 105th birthday by not having to use a Discover Pass for admission throughout the state on Monday, March 19th! www.washingtonstateparks.us
APPLY NOW! Providence Hospice Volunteer Training: Providence Hospice is offering a hospice volunteer training. Volunteers provide end-of-life support to those who are dying and their families and caregivers. Apply now for this four-day training Wednesdays March 21st & 28th and Fridays March 23rd & 30th, 9am-4pm. Providence Hospice, 4200 6th Ave. SE, Suite #201, Olympia. For more information, call 360-493-4689.
Homelessness Meeting: Find out if you have the solution to homelessness in a meeting in Tacoma! Meet with representatives from the Salvation Army to learn about specific ways to help shelters and how to advocate for policies Thursday, March 22nd, 5-7pm. Shiloh Baptist Church, 1211 South I Street, Tacoma. For more details, see www.associatedministries.org or call 253-426-1508.
Capital Food & Wine Festival: Taste regional wines and craft beers plus mouth-watering cuisine from local restaurants at the Capitol Food & Wine Festival! Knowledgeable vintners, chefs, live musicians and businesses will be on hand to add their own flavor Saturday, March 24th, 12-9pm at St. Martin's Marcus Pavilion in Lacey. Advance tickets are $15 (includes $5 of scrip) or $20 at the door. See www.capitalfoodandwinefestival.com or call Terry Simmonds at 360-943-3323.
Rainier Auction for Education: Turn the dreams of Rainier High School students into reality! Take part in the “Auction for Education,” with a silent & live auction, BBQ and a parade of seniors. Admission is free! Saturday, March 24th, 3:30pm. Rainier High School, Rainier. For more details, call 360-789-3563.
“Twilight Zone UnScripted”: Don't miss a completely improvised show, “Twilight Zone UnScripted,” in the style of 1960s sci-fi gems! Every mind-bending performance, fueled by audience suggestions, is unique and has been called “comedy gold.” Saturday, March 24th, 7:30pm. Pantages Theater, Tacoma. Tickets start at $19. For more details, call 253-591-5894 or see www.broadwaycenter.org
FREE! Tumwater Easter Egg Dash: Kids 3 to 10 will have a blast at the Tumwater Easter Egg Dash! Over 20,000 colorful eggs will be scattered across the grass, filled with candy, toys and prize coupons. There will be fast and furious fun for three age groups. Bring a basket or bag and pose for photos with the Easter Bunny! Free! Saturday, March 31st, 11am. Tumwater High School. For more information, see www.ci.tumwater.wa.us or call 360-754-4160.
Hidden Musical Figures - Women Composers: From the 12th Century to the present day, women have created classical music of the highest level. Masterworks Choral Ensemble will present a concert with the work of Fanny Mendelssohn, Clara Schumann and contemporary, and Northwest composers Karen Thomas and Dr. Gloria Swisher Saturday, April 14th, 7:30pm. Washington Center for the Performing Arts, Olympia. Tickets are $22 (plus a $3 service fee) and available by calling 360-753-8586. Or see www.washingtoncenter.org
“Tacoma Guitar Festival”: See demonstrations by six-string technicians, plus performances by bassist David Ellefson of Megadeth and musicians who have played with metal-music giants Rob Zombie, Alice Cooper and Marilyn Manson Saturday-Sunday, April 21st-22nd, 9:30am-5pm (Saturday), 10am-4pm (Sunday). Tacoma Dome. Event tickets are $15 a day, or a two-day pass for $25. The first 200 guests through the door both days receive a complimentary package of guitar strings. Free parking at the Tacoma Dome. Get tickets at www.tacomadome.org or call 253-593-7622.
“La Cage Aux Folles” returns to Olympia after a decade! Presented by the SPSCC Drama Program, it's a moving display of music and dialogue – and the set design, costumes, and makeup add another layer of excitement Thursday-Saturday, May 10th-19th, 7:30pm. South Puget Sound Community College Kenneth J. Minnaert Center for the Arts, Olympia. Tickets available from the Washington Center for the Performing Arts at 360-753-8586. See www.spscc.edu for more details.
Family Day at Museum of Glass - “Mama Mia”: Mesmerize your mother by creating a sculpture of her made from recycled materials! Session will be guided by local artist Jennifer Adams. Additionally, Tacoma School of Arts choreography class will perform student-directed pieces inspired by current exhibitions in two shows Saturday, May 12th, 1-4pm. Museum of Glass, 1801 Dock St., Tacoma. For more information, call 253-284-4750 or visit www.museumofglass.org
Family Day at Museum of Glass - “Busy Bees”: Make the world a friendlier place by making bee-friendly seed balls while the Young Bunch troupe perform modern and traditional square dancing in the Grand Hall Saturday, June 9th, 1-4pm. Museum of Glass, 1801 Dock St., Tacoma. For more details, call 253-284-4750 or see www.museumofglass.org