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THROUGH DEC. 17 Tumwa­ter Santa Mo­bile:

The Santa Mo­bile trav­els through Tumwa­ter neigh­bor­hoods each De­cem­ber de­liv­er­ing candy canes and col­lect­ing non­per­ish­able food and cash do­na­tions for the Thurston County Food Bank. Tumwa­ter res­i­dents should lis­ten for the Christ­mas car­ols and watch for the twin­kling lights be­tween 6-8 p.m. — or visit the city web­site to view the full Santa Mo­bile sched­ule, ci.tumwa­ter.wa.us/San­taMo­bile. The an­tique fire en­gine that Santa rides has an open cab, so the Santa Mo­bile sched­ule is sub­ject to change dur­ing in­clement weather.


Duck the Malls Hol­i­day Craft­mak­ers Event: The an­nual craft fair hosted by the Olympia Film So­ci­ety runs from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Capi­tol The­ater, 206 Fifth Ave. SE, Olympia. Ad­mis­sion is free for shop­pers. This event is a fundraiser cre­ated to sup­port lo­cal and in­de­pen­dent ar­ti­sans and artists in the South Sound and vis­ual art pro­gram­ming at the Olympia Film So­ci­ety. Pro­ceeds from the bake sale and ven­dor ta­ble fees ben­e­fit OFS.

Tumwa­ter Christ­mas Tree Light­ing Fes­ti­val:

Tumwa­ter Parks & Recre­ation’s sea­sonal fes­ti­val runs 2-5 p.m. at the Tumwa­ter Fire Sta­tion and City Hall. En­joy com­mu­nity and school choir per­for­mances, dec­o­rate cook­ies, meet Miss Thurston County 2019 Brielle Bryan, en­ter raf­fles to win prizes, and watch the cer­e­mo­nial tree light­ing. Af­ter the tree has been lit, don’t miss the visit from Santa Claus, who will ar­rive on an an­tique fire truck. Ad­mis­sion is free. In­for­ma­tion: 360-754-4160 or ci.tumwa­ter.wa.us/tree­l­ight­ing.

Na­tional NOW vice pres­i­dent speaks in Olympia:

Thurston County Na­tional Or­ga­ni­za­tion for Women is host­ing this event at 1 p.m. at Safe­place, 521 Le­gion Way, Olympia. The guest speaker will be Gilda Yazzie, na­tional vice pres­i­dent of NOW and a mem­ber of the Navajo na­tion. She’ll talk about miss­ing and mur­dered na­tive women and the con­tin­u­ing fight for the Equal Rights Amend­ment. In­for­ma­tion: bit.ly/2OXwsRh and now.org/is­sues or con­tact Linda Malanchuk-Fin­nan at [email protected]­mail.com, 360357-7272, or face­[email protected] thurs ton county.

Cen­tralia Lighted Trac­tor Pa­rade:

The ninth an­nual pa­rade be­gins at 6 p.m. and will fea­ture an­tique trucks, mil­i­tary ve­hi­cles, con­struc­tion equip­ment, and vin­tage and mod­ern trac­tors, all dec­o­rated with at least 1,000 hol­i­day lights each. The pa­rade’s stag­ing area is in front of Cen­tralia Col­lege on Lo­cust, and it trav­els down Tower and Main streets. Pa­rade en­tries will be ac­cepted through 6 p.m. on Fri­day be­fore the pa­rade Satur­day.For en­try in­for­ma­tion, go to down­town­cen­tralia.org. More in­for­ma­tion: 360827-1609 or cen­tral ia down­town as­so­ci­a­tion @gmail.com.


Banff Moun­tain Film Fes­ti­val World Tour: The film fes­ti­val tour will stop in Olympia for screen­ings both nights at the Capi­tol The­ater, 206 Fifth Ave. SE. The shows, hosted by The Olympia Moun­taineers, will be­gin at 7 p.m. Satur­day and 6 p.m. Sun­day, with dif­fer­ent films shown each night. Doors open one hour be­fore show­time. Tick­ets are $15 gen­eral ad­mis­sion, or $26 for both nights. Dis­counts are avail­able for the Sun­day show ($12 for Moun­taineers, mil­i­tary, stu­dents and Olympia Film So­ci­ety

Au­thor talk by Jan Brett: Best-selling chil­dren’s book au­thor Jan Brett will visit Barnes & Noble on Olympia’s west side as part of her “Rock and Roll” bus tour. At 5 p.m., she will in­tro­duce her new book, “The Snowy Nap.” Barnes & Noble is at 1530 Black Lake Blvd. SW.

Bring­ing in the Yule Log:

This hol­i­day cel­e­bra­tion starts at 1 p.m. at Schafer State Park, 1365 West Schafer Park Road, Elma. A potluck lunch, camp­fire and Christ­mas mu­sic are on tap. Spon­sored by the Friends of Schafer and Lake Sylvia state parks and parks staff. A Dis­cov­ery Pass is re­quired to park. In­for­ma­tion: FOSLS.org or 360789-9953.

Olympia Cham­ber Orches­tra at the mall:

The orches­tra will per­form at 2:30 p.m. at Cap­i­tal Mall, play­ing Christ­mas fa­vorites and “The Eg­mont Over­ture” by Beethoven. Free.

The Eso­ter­ics per­form at St. John’s:

Eric Banks and The Eso­ter­ics will per­form as part of the St. John’s Con­cert Se­ries at 3 p.m. Sun­day at the church at 19th Av­enue South­east and Capi­tol Way. The Eso­ter­ics are a Seat­tle-based vo­cal ensem­ble ded­i­cated to per­form­ing con­tem­po­rary acapella cho­ral set­tings of po­etry, phi­los­o­phy and spir­i­tual writ­ings. The pro­gram will fea­ture new cho­ral works that ex­plore prayer in terms of the so­lace, fo­cus and strength in­spired by the nat­u­ral world. The cen­ter­piece of the con­cert is the eleven­move­ment cy­cle “Prayers” by John Gould Fletcher, com­posed by Joseph Gre­go­rio. A re­cep­tion will fol­low the con­cert. A freewill of­fer­ing will be taken, with sug­gested con­tri­bu­tions of $20, or $10 for stu­dents and se­niors.


Hu­man Rights Day Cel­e­bra­tion & Fundraiser: Join the Rachel Cor­rie Foun­da­tion for its an­nual event at 6:30 p.m. at Dillinger’s Cock­tails and Kitchen in­side The Se­cu­rity Build­ing in down­town Olympia. The guest speaker is St­ef­fani Pow­ell, an im­mi­gra­tion lawyer. The menu will con­sist of Lati­nand Mid­dle East­ern-in­spired dishes paired with com­pli­men­tary cock­tails/ mock­tails. Tick­ets are $40 at rachel cor­rie foun­da­tion. org.


Stonecroft’s Chris­tian Women’s Con­nec­tion: The monthly lun­cheon starts at noon in the Panorama Gallery at 1751 Cir­cle Drive SE, Lacey, next to the Seven­teen 51 Res­tau­rant. The pro­gram is “Cel­e­brat­ing the Hol­i­days,” and it will fea­ture the North Thurston High School Jazz Choir. The in­spi­ra­tional speaker is Judy Hoff from Marysville, who will speak on “Heal­ing the Hole in Your Heart.” The cost is $16, which in­cludes lunch, dessert, cof­fee/tea, and mu­sic. For reser­va­tions, call Sylvia at 360-943-0627 by Dec. 7 if pos­si­ble.

Youth Sub­stance Abuse Pre­ven­tion Town Hall:

A town hall to ed­u­cate the com­mu­nity about lo­cal youth sub­stance abuse and pre­ven­tion will be held at 4 p.m. in the Cen­tralia Mid­dle School Com­mons, 901 John­son Road, Cen­tralia. The Lewis County Pub­lic Health & So­cial Ser­vices pre­ven­tion team will share in­for­ma­tion about the Com­mu­nity Pre­ven­tion and Well­ness Ini­tia­tive, which is de­signed to re­duce un­der­age use of al­co­hol and drugs, im­prove aca­demic per­for­mance, and re­duce ju­ve­nile crime. In­for­ma­tion: con­tact Emily Killeen at 360-740-1424 or emily. kil le [email protected] lewis coun­tywa.

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