South Sound Calendar - This Week's Events
Conscious Parenting Series: Join Ruth Ker for “Conscious Parenting: Discerning Want Versus Need in Young Children.” Ker tells how so-called “child-led” parenting can lead to struggles in that child's social play. Admission is free to Olympia Waldorf families and by donation to the public. Wednesday, March 21st, 6:30pm (social time), 6:45pm (location). Olympia Waldorf School, 8126 Normandy St. SE. For more details, call 360-493-0906.
FREE! Parenting Your Teen Workshops: Adults who parent, work with, or interact with teens are welcome to workshops with Candyce Lund Bollinger! Techniques to facilitate healthy discipline will be discussed 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
Tacoma 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.
“Talent Show Auditions In Centralia”: Audition for the 2018 Lewis County Youth Talent Show! There are three divisions: Up to 9 years old, 10 to 14 and 15 to high school senior. Auditions will be Thursday, March 22nd, 6-9pm and Saturday, March 24th, 10am-3pm. VR Lee Community Building, Chehalis. To reserve audition time, visit www.centraliafoxtheatre.com or call 360-880-8053 for more information.
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. Thursdays-Sundays through March 25th. Olympia Little Theatre, 1925 Miller Ave. NE. For more details, call 360-786-9484.
"The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane": Based on the best-selling book by Kate DiCamillo, "The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane" is a must see! Along a 20 year journey, china rabbit doll Edward sheds his arrogance as his heart becomes softer and he discovers the importance of people, friendship and love. Friday-Sunday through April 1st. For more details, call 360-570-1638. Olympia Family Theater, 612 4th Ave. E., Olympia
“Urinetown” in Centralia: No one is safe from scrutiny in “Urinetown”! It's a hilarious satire about the legal system, capitalism, irresponsibility, bureaucracy – and of musical theater itself. In this Gotham-like city, a water shortage forces a government ban on toilets, which leads to a misguided company that charges admission for one of humanity's basic needs. It's a wickedly modern show that should not be missed! Friday-Sunday, March 23rd-April 8th. Times are 8pm on Fridays & Saturdays, 2pm on Sunday. The Evergreen Playhouse, 226 West Center St., Centralia. For more details, call 360-736-8628.
“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 through April 1st. Tacoma Little Theatre, 210 N. I Street, Tacoma. For more information, call 253-272-2281.
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.
“Dog-Gone Easter Egg Hunt”: Take the kids to an Easter egg hunt and lend a hand to Feline Friends & Fences for Fido! There will be an egg hunt for kids, one for dogs, plus a fashion show, a bake sale, vendor and non-profit booths and more – all for a great cause! Saturday, March 24th, 10am-3pm. Regional Athletic Complex, 8345 Steilacoom Rd. SE, Olympia. Entry is $4 per person, $1 for kids 12 and under and $4 per fashion show entry. For more details, call 360-866-0599
“Mud Run”: The Swan Creek Mud Run is an amazing obstacle course! Take on obstacles like hurdles, fences, mazes, tire tosses and mud pits! It's a boot camp situation and a family-friendly two mile stretch in Tacoma that hard-core fitness buffs might complete in 15 minutes, others one hour. Register now! Saturday, March 24th, 10 or 11:30am. Swan Creek Park, East 42nd & East Roosevelt Ave., Tacoma. Register or learn more at www.metroparkstacoma.org or call 253-278-3972.
“All You Can Eat Pancake Breakfast & Car Show”: Enjoy an all you can eat breakfast and then take in a car show to benefit the Lacey Sunrise Lions! Breakfast includes sausage, scrambled eggs, biscuit gravy and beverages. Funds raised will help a number of local charitable projects. Saturday, March 24th, 7-11am. Lacey Senior Center, 6757 Pacific Ave. SE, Lacey. For more details, see www.laceysunriselions.org or call 360-918-5252.
“Pancakes with the Easter Bunny”! This “Flapjack Fundraiser” includes pancakes, bacon or sausage, eggs and juice and the grownups can have a bloody mary! Kids can have a picture taken with the Easter Bunny! This event will benefit Concern for Animals. Saturday, March 24th, 9-11am. Capital Mall Applebee's, 2500 Capital Mall Dr. SW, Olympia. Cost is $10 per ticket; up to two children under twelves can eat free with an adult ticket. For more details, call Concern for Animals at 360-525-4822.
FREE! “Fisher Poetry”: Meet local poet Patrick Dixon in an afternoon of Fisher Poetry! He has written about drift-gillnetting for salmon in his poems, which have been published frequently online, in anthologies, magazines and journals. For adults. Free! Saturday, March 24th, 3:30-4:45pm. Olympia Timberland Library, 313 8th Ave. SE, Olympia. For more details, visit www.trl.org or call 360-352-0595.
FREE! T-Town Expo: "T-Town: Play, Explore, Learn" is an event to raise community awareness about the services available through the City of Tacoma! This interactive event features demonstrations and activities for the entire family. Free! Saturday, March 24th, 10am-3pm. For more details, see www.cityoftacoma.org or call 253-591-5000. Tacoma Dome, 2727 East D St., Tacoma, 253-591-5000
Treatment Plant Tour & Tinkering Studio: Come to the WET Science Center Saturday, March 24th for a tour of the Budd Inlet Treatment Plant. Presentation followed by a tour begins at 1 pm. Tour participants must be 10 or older and wear sturdy closed shoes. Design projects for budding engineers, inventors, and tinkerers all day! WET Science Center, 500 Adams Street NE, Olympia, WA 98501, firstname.lastname@example.org www.wetsciencecenter.org/events/
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! “Botanical Illustrations”: Everyone can draw botanical illustrations! Learn from artist Elise Watness and make simple botanical illustrations. Materials will be provided at this drop-in program for people of all ages with the desire to create! Free! Saturday, March 24th, 11am-1pm. North Mason Timberland Library, 23081 NE State Rt. 3, Belfair. For more details, see www.trl.org or call 360-275-3232.