What's happening coming up?

Here are the highlights for July 23 - 31


Here are a few events in Thurston County and online to keep you entertained in the coming week!

Movies In the Park - The Croods, A New Age: Fri., July 23, 8 p.m.

Come down to the Huntamer Park for a viewing the prehistoric Crood family as they discover an idyllic, walled-in paradise that meets all of its needs.  Click here to know more.

LoveOly Summer Fest: Sat., July 24, starting at noon.

Experience the annual LoveOlySummerFest, a street festival in historic Downtown Olympia that includes live music, activities for kids and families, interactive art installations and a Biergarten featuring local craft brews. Click here to know more. 

Oregon Trail Days: Fri through Sun., July 23 – 25, 8:30 a.m. all day

Join the annual event hosted by the Tenino Area Chamber of Commerce and the Puget Sound Free Trappers for a parade, rock and gem show, black powder shoots, vendors of all kinds, and lots of food this weekend.  Click here to know more.

This is the End – How Movies Prepared Us for the Apocalypse – Sat., July 24, 11 a.m.

 In this talk illustrated with clips, Robert Horton looks at the eerie imagery of apocalyptic movies, and how these films foreshadowed our responses during the pandemic. Click here to know more.

Olympia Symphony Orchestra Concert at the Capitol – Sun., July 25, 6 p.m.

 After a 16-month hiatus from live symphonic performances, the Olympia Symphony Orchestra returns to the stage with a free outdoor concert this weekend. Click here to know more.

 Design & Make Day Camp – Mon and Tue., July 26 -27, 10 a.m.

 Students will learn how to design; laser cut a billet mold and pour their own 1/2 oz—pewter fantasy coin. Click here to know more.

Tip-off to Rip-off: How to spot a con before they spot you – Wed., July 28, 10 a.m.

 Participants will hear about the latest scams targeting Olympia area residents, including a deep-dive presentation on robocalls and imposter scams which are fast becoming some of most effective and dangerous tactics in the con-artists’ playbook. Click here to know more.

 Should We Build “Better” Humans? – Wed., July 28, 6:30 p.m.

 How might biomedical enhancement reshape humans and society? Should we support and prioritize this research? What are the ethical questions that we as individuals and a society need to answer? Join Bill Kabasenche, professor of philosophy, for a discussion on what defines humanity, and how technology could change that forever. Click here to know more.

After the Blast: Mount St. Helens 40 Years Later – Fri., July 30, 11 a.m.

Ecologists have since spent decades studying life’s resilience in the face of seemingly total devastation. In this talk, Eric Wagner takes you on a journey through the blast zone. He explores not just the surprising ways plants and animals survived the eruption, but also the complex roles that people have played all while showing how fascinating Mount St. Helens still is 40 years after the blast. Click here to know more. 

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