What’s Happening in South Sound this week

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June 27

Form and Function Expanding: From 10-11 a.m., participants will be able to do yoga with a local yoga instructor. The class will be at The Sanctuary - 1522 4th Avenue East, Olympia, WA. Tickets are $15. Masks, social distancing and proof of vaccination are required. Register here: https://www.yogawithelizabeth.org/schedule/129a9591-b249-4dfa-bb55-9e5655089214_1656349200

June 28

Far out Film Fest: At the Cryptatropa Bar - 421 4th Ave E, Olympia, WA 98501, adults 21 and older can enjoy animation, comedy and experimental filming by local filmmakers. The event goes from 6-11 p.m. Admission is free. For more information, contact (360) 628-9132 or cjgallo30@gmail.com.

June 29

Art in the Hub: From 1-3 p.m., families with an attending veteran can make art and socialize at the Lacey Veterans Services Hub - 4232 6th Ave SELacey, WA, 98503. All supplies are provided. For more information, visit https://www.laceyveteranshub.org/event-calender/2022/6/29/art-in-the-hub.

Inclusive Pop Up Library: The Timberland Regional Library will be holding a pop-up event at the Sensory Tool House - 5831 Lacey Blvd. SE Suite J, Lacey, WA. The event’s intent is to provide opportunities for those who may have challenges accessing library services and navigating library environments. There will be two storytime read-alouds at 10:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. This event will also occur on July 20 and August 31. For more information, visit https://allevents.in/mobile/amp-event.php?event_id=200022786280024.

June 30

Ordinary Elephant: Husband and wife Pete and Crystal Damore, known as folk group Ordinary Elephant, will be performing from 7-9 p.m. at Traditions Fair Trade - 300 5th Ave SW, Olympia, WA 98501. Admission is $20 or $15 for students and those with low incomes. For questions, contact (360) 705-2819 or newtraditions33@gmail.com.

Thrilling Thursdays Kids Day Camp: From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., kids can “explore God’s love through nature” by playing games, making art, and doing hands-on activities at the Lacey Presbyterian Church - 3045 Carpenter Rd SE, Lacey, WA. For more information, visit https://allevents.in/lacey/thrilling-thursdays-kids-day-camp/200022770415200.

July 1

Scavenger Hunt at the Yelm Timberland Library: The Yelm Timberland Library - 210 Prairie Park St NE, Yelm, WA 98597 will hold a scavenger hunt from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Winning participants will win a prize. All ages are welcome. For more information, visit https://allevents.in/yelm/scavenger-hunt/200022781207505/.

July 2

Retro Rainier Independence Day: Join the community in celebrating the First Annual Retro Rainier. This is an Independence Day celebration that will be held at Wilkowski Park - Rochester St E, Rainier, WA 98576. There will be food and crafts vendors and a car show. The event will go from 1-8:30 p.m. Admission is free. For more information, contact (253) 620-9943 or bsaraceno-ol1@allstate.com.

Ecstatic Summer Fest: This event will be at The Rosarium - 3305 Gull Harbor Rd NE

Olympia, WA 98506 and will feature the Andy Coe Band, O.G. McTuff, Silver Saturn and more. The show will start at 2 p.m. with gates opening at 12:30 p.m. Admission is $50 in advance and $60 day of show. This can be paid through Venmo @ecstaticproductions or Paypal through alan@ecstaticproductions.org. Kids $15 and under get in free. The event is a fundraiser for Housing for Hope, which will provide low-cost housing for adults coming out of foster care. For more information, contact (360) 870-0044 or alan@ecstaticproductions.org.

Tiny Tides Story Time: At 309 State Ave. NE, Olympia, WA, members of the Puget Sound Estuarium will read estuary-themed stories from 10-11 a.m. This event is recurring and will happen every first Saturday of the month. Participants will also be able to enjoy the exhibit and feed the animals at the estuarium. Admission is $15 for an adult and one child. Additional children are $3 each. To register, visit https://www.eventbrite.com/e/tiny-tides-storytime-registration-266316007347.

July 3

Music in the Park at Port Plaza: The Olympia Downtown Alliance has put on an outdoor concert from 1-2 p.m. at Port Plaza - 701 Columbia St NW, Olympia, Washington 98501. There will be local food vendors and musicians. Admission is free. For more information, contact (360) 357-8948 or info@downtownolympia.org.

Lacey 2022 Fireworks Spectacular: On the 56th year of celebrating Independence Day, the City of Lacey will have a fireworks display at the Rainier Vista Community Park - 5475 45th Ave SE, Lacey, WA 98503. The event will be from 4-11 p.m. There will also be food trucks, concerts and kid activities. Admission is free. For more information, visit https://laceyparks.org/events/3rd-of-july-celebration/.

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