Yelm Cinemas Offers Auditorium Rentals for First-Run Movies

It’s one thing to watch a movie at home, another thing entirely to see it on the big screen with full surround sound, reclining seats and a dozen of your closest friends. For anyone who wants to experience the latter, Yelm Cinemas is offering theater rentals with social distancing and safety protocols factored in.
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Big Adventures Await You at the Hands On Children’s Museum Summer Splash!

It’s Back! The most fun your entire family will have this summer is returning to the Hands On Children’s Museum (HOCM) late June through August. The Summer Splash! Festival of Fun presented by WSECU will once again give your entire family a whole summer worth of fun and learning. This year’s theme is Big Adventures, sponsored by Small to Tall Pediatric Dentistry, and HOCM has new exhibits as well as returning favorites to give you a summer you will never forget. Make your reservations online today!
Yelm, WANisqually Valley News

Yelm Prairie Historical Museum Seeks Volunteers to Keep its Doors Open

The Yelm Prairie Historical Museum is a time capsule to a simpler time, but that capsule could have an expiration date if folks don’t do something to support it. The museum on Third Street reopened on June 4 after a COVID-19-related closure, but its staff wondered whether to open it at all, at least not yet. That’s because the city is thinking about giving the museum a new space after it opens a new community development center, but that project is just in its infancy, said museum volunteer Gene Coulter.
Yelm, WANisqually Valley News

Photos: Tenino Honors 2021 Graduating Class

Rising pay for tech workers coupled with layoffs affecting many low-wage Washingtonians during the pandemic led to an average wage of $76,741 last year, according to a state report released …. For the first time in many years, Yelm High School held its graduation ceremony on campus, celebrating over 300...
Oakville, WAThe Daily World

Oakville business seeks name for 17-foot sasquatch carving

A 17-foot-tall carving of a Sasquatch has been grabbing attention from passing travelers along U.S. Highway 12 in Oakville for weeks. Now, residents and fans from afar have an opportunity to help name the massive piece of chainsaw art. “Please join us for a community collaboration to welcome Oakville’s new...

Art Collaboration Brings New Exhibit to Oly’s Downtown

A New Sincerity, collaborative art installation between Olympia Artspace Alliance (OAA), and The Evergreen State College, brings the ‘Art to Storefronts’ program to the windows of Olympia’s Goldberg Building on display from now until mid-July. The installation, coordinated by Evergreen seniors, Alithea O’Dell and Sierra Grove, features work by O’Dell...
Seattle, WAThe Suburban Times

Author Susanne Bacon Publishes 7th in Series

A quaint Victorian small-town on the shores of Puget Sound, somewhere between Olympia and Seattle has made it on the map for quite a few readers not just here in the region. Wycliff, as it is called, has become the center of some diverting action in the past six years, and another Wycliff novel of mine has made it into publication also in 2021.
Olympia, WAOlympian

Out and About: Drink to Harlequin’s season, check out comedy, hit the story trail

Harlequin Productions, closed since March 2020, is announcing its 2021-2022 season on Saturday, June 12, with a virtual celebration — including cocktail tutorials from theater staff and a board member. Finance director Joe Hyer’s recipe, a twist on a New Orleans rum punch, is called The Balanced Budget, and set designer Jeannie Beirne will share First Night on the Set, with whiskey, mint and a basil-infused simple syrup. The mixology begins at 6:30 p.m., with the real excitement — the planned return of what the company calls “Real. Live. Theatre” — beginning at 7. The event, which also includes a live auction, is free, with donations appreciated. Register on Harlequin’s website, where you can also get ingredient lists for the drinks and check out the online auction.
Tumwater, WAOlympian

Mills & Mills Memorial Park hosts live concert series with a spirited vibe

You’re no doubt familiar with music in the park, summer outdoor concert series that happen — COVID-19 regulations permitting — pretty much all over the place. That’s the idea behind The Music Mill, a series of Sunday afternoon concerts being held in an open field at Mills & Mills Funeral Home and Memorial Park in Tumwater.