2020 OMB Virtual Tour of Homes
We’re proud to be the title sponsor of this year’s Olympia Master Builders (OMB) Virtual Tour of Homes. It’s convenient, free and comes with the best seat in the house – yours.
Auburn Symphony: The Planets Streaming for a Limited Time
October 22- November 22
Auburn Symphony Orchestra continues their digital season with a special performance from the archives . A spectacular multimedia performance of Holst’s The Planets accompanied by stunning space imagery by Adrian Wyard will be available to stream for free from October 22 through November 22.
Fall Virtual Senior Academy offerings
September 10-December 17
360.586.6181 | southsoundseniors.org
We are living in extraordinary times. It’s fitting for us to rise to this period in our American story with learning that deepens our understanding of ourselves and the world around us. This Fall, Senior Services is launching a virtual academy of learning to meet the forces of change in our society; preparing ourselves for the year ahead. Below is a list of our Fall Virtual Senior Academy offerings.
Registration is open now! Please call 360.586.6181. Leave a message, and we will return your call within 24 hours. Payment can be made via phone with a credit/debit card or via mail with a check.
Get your costumes ready and join us for a virtual 5k to benefit Homeless Backpacks on Friday, Oct. 30! This is the best kind of 5k, you can run anywhere in the world, on your own time and help feed students in Thurston county! Everyone can participate – all ages, families and you can even include your four-legged family members too!
Marcy Stonikas in Recital
October 9-October 30
206.389.7600 | seattleopera.org
Marcy Stonikas began her relationship with Seattle Opera audiences in 2010 as a member of the Young Artist Program. Since then her “spine-tingling soprano” (Opera News) has been heard on the McCaw Hall stage in The Magic Flute (’11), Turandot (’12), Tosca (’15), Ariadne auf Naxos(’15), Aida (’18) and most recently in Britten’s The Turn of the Screw (’18). We are excited to welcome Ms. Stonikas back for a virtual recital premiering October 9, 2020 when audiences will be able to enjoy her “huge, clear, commanding voice” (Washington Times) once more.
Available free to the public.
Tacoma Moon Festival
Due to the pandemic, the 8th Tacoma Moon Festival this year will not be a live, in-person event. However, we hope the introduction of the Tacoma Moon Festival website, with the 2020 festival page launched on October 1, allows us to continue this annual celebration virtually. Visitors attending this year’s festival can take a video tour with docents that have intimate knowledge of the park and its history, stop by the Ting to watch a wide selection of dance and musical performances from Tacoma’s most beloved heritage groups and local talents, learn at the education booths about resources and programs in the community, and pick up a mooncake recipe or download a kid’s activity at the vendor booths. The website is here to stay and a permanent home for additional information on past festivals, sponsorships and resources for our community.
Virtual 5k to benefit Homeless Backpacks
October 30 & 31
Get your costumes ready and join us for a virtual 5k to benefit Homeless Backpacks, presented by Kiley Juergens Wealth Management, on Friday, Oct. 30 & 31! This is the best kind of 5k, you can run anywhere in the world, on your own time and help feed students in Thurston county! Everyone can participate – all ages, families and you can even include your four-legged family members too!
Olympia Farmers Market
June 5- through summer, 10am-3pm
Olympia Farmers Market
700 Capitol Way N, Olympia
360.352.9096 | olympiafarmersmarket.com
Beginning on Friday, June 5, 2020, the market will operate a modified “High Season” schedule and will be open Friday through Sunday from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Though the Olympia Farmers Market has been open on Saturday and Sunday, today marks the Market’s transition into Phase II of Washington State’s COVID-19 response and shoppers will see even more vendors offering, fresh-picked local vegetables, Washington grown fruit, prepared food, artisan crafts and to-go restaurants open. Visitors to the market are required to wear masks as part of a Thurston County Public Health & Social Service directive and vendors are spaced to maintain social distancing.
Fall Fun at Lakewold Gardens
October 16-November 1, 11am-5pm
12317 Gravelly Lake Dr SW, Lakewood
Join us for Fall Fun here at Lakewold! There will be many things to do when you visit us on top of seeing all the wonderful fall colors! When you stop in at admissions pick up a statuary scavenger hunt. If you find all the statues you will receive a bag of treats! There will also be an opportunity to participate in Ochiba, fall leaf art. Make a design while you are visiting and post the design to your social media with the tags #lakewoldgardens and #LGochiba. We will feature our favorites from your wonderful creations here on Facebook and on Instagram!
Artists in Focus
Tacoma creatives, working in a variety of artistic disciplines, are sharing videos and images of their work and creative practice. Check out Artists in Focus to learn about the creative process and see how and where artists create their work.