This Weekend in Olympia - May 13-15

While it looks like we may be in for yet another wet weekend around Olympia, there are some great local events and activities for you to enjoy. Check out our list of local attractions for the weekend of May 13-15 and feel free to add your own by commenting after the post!

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Capital H.S. Alum Writes & Performs U.S.C. Commencement Song

Olympia native and Capital High School alum Derik Nelson was recently commissioned by the University of Southern California to write and perform an original song articulating the feelings and experiences of graduating seniors. The results? Pure magic.

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Olympia Hosts the Capital City Marathon 2011

Time to stretch out and load up on carbs, the Capital City Marathon is coming to town! The streets of Olympia will be taken over by foot traffic on Sunday, May 15 as runners and walkers make a loop from Downtown Olympia out to Boston Harbor and back. 4 races will take place Sunday morning with the Marathon, Half Marathon, 5 Miler, and Kids Fun Run.

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West Olympia Goes to Market

The Olympia area is spilling over with local goods and produce. The Olympia Farmers Market has become such a hit that Lacey and Tumwater have jumped in the game and created their own markets. But now a new player is emerging...

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Olympia Farmers Market Gets a Fresh Look

The Olympia Farmers Market is seeking your help on Facebook. They have received multiple entries for a new logo design and they are requesting the feedback of the community before they select a winner. There are some great entries that really capture the personality of the market. Which one is your favorite?

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Share your Local Opinions

Have you had a great experience at a local business? Did you stumble into your favorite new "hole-in-the-wall"? Just have strong opinions about local small businesses in Olympia? We want to hear from you!

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Timberline High School Presents - Hairspray

Timberline High School's theatre company is proud to present Hairspray! The play opened yesterday, but you still have 5 chances check it out. Performances continue tonight and tomorrow (May 6 & 7) then pick back up next week on Thursday, Friday & Saturday (May 12-14). The show begins at 7:00 p.m. and tickets are available online.

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This Weekend in Olympia - Wooden Boat Festival 2011

The annual Olympia Wooden Boat Festival is all set for this weekend, May 7 & 8. Arts and crafts booths, food stands and, of course, wooden boats will be on display down at Percival Landing on Saturday and Sunday. So, take mom out for Mother's Day brunch, then make your way downtown to enjoy the Wooden Boat Festival!

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Swing Wine Bar in Olympia Hosts a Pisco Party!

Swing Wine Bar in Olympia will play host to a unique event this Saturday night, April 30, 2011. The Peruvian white brandy known as Pisco will be flowing during this event by Piscologia. Best known for the Pisco Sour, the colorless brandy is the national drink of Peru. Piscologia is proud to present this new ultra premium Pisco, and they are looking forward to sharing it with you at Swing Wine Bar!

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Olympia Grocery Outlet Customer Appreciation Celebration

Grocery Outlet, the largest “extreme-value” grocer in the U.S. with prices up to 50% less than conventional retailers, is celebrating a customer appreciation weekend as a thank you for their customer support during their remodel. Olympia Grocery Outlet will host exciting events beginning Friday, April 29, 2011 through Sunday, May 1, 2011. Attendees will enjoy free food samplings and other treats, incredible bargains, prize giveaways and the chance to win a $50/month for 1 year Grocery Outlet Gift Card!

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