Pacific Mountain Workforce Development Council Accepting Nominations for the Nancie Payne Workplace Excellence Award

Pacific Mountain Workforce Development Council (PacMtn) is accepting nominations of businesses in Thurston, Grays Harbor, Pacific, Mason and Lewis counties for its Nancie Payne Workplace Excellence Award. The award will recognize workplace excellence and customer service, meaningful employee engagement, a constructive, diverse and progressive workforce culture and organizations that commit themselves to better business management…

Rep. Andrew Barkis appointed to serve on the Washington State Council on Aging and Washington State Public Stadium Authority

Did you know that your Washington state legislators participate on councils and committees outside the Legislative body? Recently, Speaker of the House Frank Chopp appointed Rep. Andrew Barkis, R-Olympia, to serve on two of these ‘outside’ committees. The 2nd District lawmaker will sit on the Washington State Council on Aging and the Washington State Public Stadium Authority. The Washington State Council…

Hands On Children’s Museum Awarded Museums for America Grant to Create “Nature Makers,” Outdoor Tinkering Program Inspiring early STEM Learning

The Hands On Children’s Museum just received a major Museums for America federal grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) to support the development of a year-round Nature Makers program for the next two years.  Nature Makers will link nature-based learning with maker activities that use natural materials and are inspired by…

Activist Aneelah Afzali to Deliver a Presentation and Workshop for Robert A. Harvie Lecture Series at Saint Martin’s

WHAT: A presentation about understanding the causes of Islamophobia and exploring ways to combat it will be the focus of this year’s first Robert A. Harvie Social Justice Lecture at Saint Martin’s University. Aneelah Afzali, executive director of the Muslim Association of Puget Sound-American Muslim Empowerment Network (MAPS-AMEN), will present the lecture and workshop. Afzali’s…

Harlequin Productions Presents Cymbeline

Starting October 5, Harlequin Productions presents Shakespeare’s romantic adventure Cymbeline at the State Theater in downtown Olympia. This production runs October 5 – 28, and tickets are available at www.harlequinproductions.org or 360-786-0151. An action-packed romance, Cymbeline is the story of a wager over a woman’s virtue. When King Cymbeline’s adopted son Posthumus marries princess Imogen…