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November 20 to mid-December 2015
(Mostly in Olympia WA, with some in Tacoma, Seattle, and elsewhere)
For longer stretches of time, see the extensive calendars in Olympia FOR’s
newsletters, which are posted at www.olympiafor.org
Every Monday through Friday from 5:00 to 6:00 am AND from 4 to 5 pm: “Democracy Now” with Amy Goodman on TCTV cable channel 22 in Thurston County
Every Monday through Friday from 9:00 to 10:00 am: Amy Goodman’s “Democracy Now,” KAOS 89.3 FM
FOR Every Monday at 1:30 pm: Olympia FOR’s program on TCTV, cable channel 22 in Thurston County – or watch it at any time on your computer through www.olympiafor.org: NOVEMBER: “Fukushima, Hanford, and the Dangers of Living Near Nuclear Radiation.” -- DECEMBER: “Why Universal Single-Payer Health Care Is the Real Solution.” See descriptions and watch the programs through www.olympiafor.org/tv_programs.htm and watch programs on TCTV. Info: Glen Anderson 491-9093 firstname.lastname@example.org
Every Monday through Friday from 5:00 to 5:30 pm: Free Speech Radio News on KAOS 89.3 FM
Every Monday at 5:00 pm: Veterans for Peace airs a locally produced program on TCTV. Info: Dennis Mills 867-1487 email@example.com and www.vfp109rcc.org
FOR Every Wednesday from 12:00 noon to 1:00 pm: Peace Vigil in NW corner of Sylvester Park (at Legion & Capitol Way). Please come for all or part of the hour to witness in a friendly way for peace and nonviolence. We provide plenty of signs. Info: firstname.lastname@example.org 491-9093 www.olympiafor.org/vigils.htm
FOR Every Wednesday at 5:00 pm: Olympia FOR’s program on TCTV, cable channel 22 in Thurston County – or watch it at any time on your computer through www.olympiafor.org: NOVEMBER: “Fukushima, Hanford, and the Dangers of Living Near Nuclear Radiation.” -- DECEMBER: “Why Universal Single-Payer Health Care Is the Real Solution.” See descriptions and watch the programs through www.olympiafor.org/tv_programs.htm and watch programs on TCTV. Info: Glen Anderson 491-9093 email@example.com
Every Wednesday at 5:00 pm: Hear “Talk Nation Radio” on KAOS-FM 89.3: This 29-minute radio program offers politically progressive programs through the Pacifica Network. Info: http://davidswanson.org/talknationradio
Every Thursday from 12:00 to 1:00 pm: Kim Dobson’s “Parallel University” on KAOS 89.3 FM features interesting, informative programs about peace, social justice, the environment, progressive politics, and other alternative viewpoints. The producer and host is Kim Dobson. 951-4382, firstname.lastname@example.org, https://www.facebook.com/pages/Parallel-University-Radio-Show/148750248532028) See list of current and past topics and guests. Listen locally or at www.kaosradio.org
Every Thursday from 4 to 5 pm: Cop Watch volunteers invite you to connect with local efforts to monitor police behavior: Cop Watch’s concerned citizens are available to hear your stories and strengthen local efforts. Come to Traditions Café, 5th & Water, downtown Olympia.
Every Thursday at 8:00 pm: Veterans for Peace airs a locally produced program on TCTV. Info: Dennis Mills 867-1487 email@example.com and www.vfp109rcc.org
FOR Every Thursday from 9:00 to 10:00 pm: Olympia FOR’s program on TCTV, cable channel 22 in Thurston County – or watch it at any time on your computer through www.olympiafor.org: NOVEMBER: “Fukushima, Hanford, and the Dangers of Living Near Nuclear Radiation.” -- DECEMBER: “Why Universal Single-Payer Health Care Is the Real Solution.” See descriptions and watch the programs through www.olympiafor.org/tv_programs.htm and watch programs on TCTV. Info: Glen Anderson 491-9093 firstname.lastname@example.org
Every Friday from 8:30 to 10:30 am: The Housing Justice Project can help low-income tenants: From 8:30 to 10:30 am Thurston County Volunteer Legal Services presents the Housing Justice Project at the Thurston County Superior Courthouse, Building 2 at 2000 Lakeridge Drive SW, Olympia. They offer landlord/tenant advice for the tenants, unlawful detainer docket representation, and help for mobile home owners with complaints about rules violations, notices from landlords or park owners and mobile home eviction cases. Call 705-8194 for information or to schedule an appointment. For immediate legal information call 1-888-201-1014 (9:15 am to 12:15 pm Monday through Friday).
FOR Every Friday from 4:30 to 6:00 pm: Peace Vigil at Percival Landing’s south end, 4th & Water, downtown. Please join us for whatever length of time you can. We provide plenty of signs. The Artesian Rumble Arkestra street band (www.oly-wa.us/artesianrumble) joins us at 5:00 with lively music to support our vigil! Sponsor: Olympia FOR. Info: 491-9093 email@example.com www.olympiafor.org/vigils.htm
Every Friday from 5:00 to 6:00 pm: “Women in Black” Silent Vigil for Peace on the south side of W 4th Ave near the fountain. Women only. Please wear black. Some signs are provided. Since 1988 “Women in Black” has been a loose network of women worldwide committed to peace with justice and actively opposed to war and violence. Info: Rosemary Barnhart 866-7589 firstname.lastname@example.org
FOR Every Saturday from 12:00 noon to 1:00 pm: Peace Vigil in Centralia on the edge of Washington Park at Locust & Pearl in downtown Centralia. Sponsor: Lewis County’s “Fire Mountain” FOR chapter. Info: June Butler 748-9658 or Larry Kerschner 880-4741 email@example.com
Every Saturday at 2:00 pm: Veterans for Peace airs a locally produced program on TCTV. Info: Dennis Mills 867-1487 firstname.lastname@example.org and www.vfp109rcc.org
Every Sat and Sun: The South Sound Estuarium, a marine life discovery center, is open at its new, larger location, 309 State Ave NE, Olympia, from 11 am to 4 pm every Saturday and Sunday. It is possible to schedule group visits during the week by appointment only. Regular admission $5 for a family, $3 per individual adult, $1 for children 17 and younger, and free for association members. Info: Leihla 888-0565 www.sseacenter.wordpress.com
See the following pages for many calendar items coming up on specific dates from now to mid-December.
FOR Now through Mon Nov 30: “Fukushima, Hanford, and the Dangers of Living Near Nuclear Radiation” – Watch Olympia FOR’s program on TCTV, cable channel 22 in Thurston County – or watch it at any time on your computer through www.olympiafor.org. See descriptions and watch the programs through www.olympiafor.org/tv_programs.htm and watch programs on TCTV. Info: Glen Anderson 491-9093 email@example.com
Now to early December: Relay runners have already started in the northern part of Sweden (above the Arctic Circle) and are running to Paris for the global climate summit that will begin at the end of November and extend into early December. Watch LIVE videostream at http://www.onearth.org/earthwire/run-for-your-life-relay-race-arctic-paris
Organize now for actions related to the global climate summit in Paris from Nov. 30 to Dec. 11: When world leaders gather in Paris for yet another climate summit, they need to know that millions of people demand their strong actions to protect the climate. Also, many actions are planned for Sat Dec 12 and other days after the event to keep the pressure on world leaders. In September 2014 almost 700,000 people took to their streets and created the largest mobilization on climate change in history. This year’s activities will be even bigger in cities and towns all over the world. We must convince the world’s leaders to take strong actions to protect the climate. Click this link to find an event near you, but if none is listed for your local community, organize one: https://secure.avaaz.org/en/event/globalclimatemarch?cl=8608177740&v=65175 If the Paris climate summit ends in failure – as have all climate summits since the 1997 Kyoto Protocol – we are really screwed. The European Union’s climate chief said there is no Plan B if Paris does not produce strong results. See The Guardian’s article: http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2015/jul/06/no-plan-b-if-paris-climate-summit-ends-in-failure-says-eu-climate-chief Also see this article by a founder of Avaaz: http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2015/jul/29/peoples-climate-march-the-revolution-starts-here But a “make-or-break” assumption and a “doom and gloom” pessimism would work against us, so let’s inform ourselves with smart insights and plan strategically! For summaries of informative, insightful articles, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Fri-Sun Nov 20-22: 25th Annual nonviolent protest at Fort Benning, Georgia, where the U.S. Army trains Latin American military thugs to abuse human rights: Torture survivors, union workers, religious communities, musicians, puppetistas, students, migrants, veterans and others from across the country will speak out against violence and militarization. They will commemorate the martyrs and perform conscientious acts of nonviolent resistance. Sponsored by School of the Americas Watch, www.soaw.org, (202) 202-234-3440 email@example.com Their website has much information!
Sat Nov 21 from 6:30 to 9:30 (Pacific Time) in the morning: Global Days of Listening: On the 21st day of each month, you can connect by telephone and/or computer (through Skype software), or listen live at http://globaldaysoflistening.org/pages/livestream, with the Afghan Peace Volunteers and other peacemakers of all ages in Afghanistan, Iraq, Gaza, and many other countries. Info http://www.globaldaysoflistening.org, or Doug Mackey (360) 915-6757 firstname.lastname@example.org
Sat Nov 21: The Olympia Planning Commission might hold a workshop on Olympia’s Downtown Strategy: There might be a quorum, constituting a special meeting, of Planning Commissioners in attendance at the Downtown Strategy Workshop #1. It would run from 9:30 a.m. to 12:00 noon. Doors open at 9:00 a.m. with free child-care provided during the workshop. Olympia Center, 222 Columbia St. NW. Info: Todd Stamm, Principal Planner, (360) 570-8597 email@example.com
Sat Nov 21: Join with Olympia Chapter of RESULTS to end poverty in the US and worldwide: RESULTS and RESULTS Educational Fund are sister organizations that, together, are a leading force in ending poverty in the United States and around the world. They create long-term solutions to poverty by supporting programs that address its root causes, such as lack of access to health, education, or opportunity to move up the economic ladder. RESULTS empowers ordinary people to become extraordinary voices for the end of poverty in their communities, the media, and the halls of government. The collective voices of these grassroots activists leverage millions of dollars for programs and improved policies that give low-income people the tools they need to move out of poverty. Meet from 10:00 am to 12:00 noon at the Olympia Timberland Library, 8th & Franklin, downtown. Info: Nancy Curtiss firstname.lastname@example.org
Sat Nov 21: Volunteer training for Interfaith Works’ Emergency Overnight Shelter: See the volunteer page of www.iwshelter.org/volunteer.html Next Volunteer Training is Saturday Nov. 21 from 1:00-4:00pm. Volunteers primarily support their skilled staff, assist with guests needs, cleaning, organizing and being available to meet our guests and get to know them. They also need volunteers to help transport our laundry each Fri/Sat mornings and Tues/Wed mornings. You can check the online calendar and sign up for an open spot by submitting a simple volunteer form. They update the volunteer calendar on a regular basis. The Interfaith Works Emergency Overnight Shelter is located at the First Christian Church in downtown Olympia, 701 Franklin St SE, Olympia Info: www.iwshelter.org/volunteer.html
Sat Nov 21: Black Alliance of Thurston County holds its Founding Celebration from 1:00 to 4:00 pm at Risen Faith Fellowship, 2129 4th Ave E., Olympia. The organizers want the public to know about this. Dr. Karen Johnson, a founder, has a strong vision of collective liberation and will unveil some concrete steps towards racial justice in Washington that will need many people on the ground to make it happen. This is a great opportunity to show up, build relationships, listen and bring your hearts and minds into action with others in the community. Info: BlackAllianceThurstonCounty@gmail.com
FOR Sun Nov 22: “Militarism's Contribution to the Climate Crisis” – Seattle FOR’s Mary Hanson provides interesting information: This is the featured subject for Seattle FOR’s monthly gathering from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at Woodland Park Presbyterian Church, 225 N 70 St, Seattle. Everyone is welcome! It’s free, but a voluntary offering will be taken. Info: (206) 789-5565 or email@example.com
Sun Nov 22: Door-Knocking for Racial Justice: Olympia’s SURJ group (see Mon Nov 23 below) invites people to help with this outreach from 3:00 to 6:00 pm at 1714 Overhulse Road NW, Olympia. (Please park on 17th or Overhulse. The bus stops half a mile away at Overhulse & Evergreen Parkway. Enter the studio through the garage door. Dress warmly because you’ll be doorbelling outside.) From Nashville to Chicago to Olympia, SURJ is knocking on doors to build relationships and support a multi-racial movement for racial justice. Come gain some skills and mobilize more white people towards a world without racism. Learn some canvassing tips, support your personal transformation and take concrete collective action with other members of SURJ. Info: firstname.lastname@example.org RSVP through this link: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1lFjqprvruH2WpHFshnD4mtn9SBrlMYocXW4ZE1DgVWs/viewform?c=0&w=1
Sun Nov 22: Interfaith Thanksgiving service: Interfaith Works of Thurston County 357-7224 – www.interfaith-works.org – invites everyone to the annual event from 2:00 to 3:00 pm at The United Churches, 110 11th Ave SE, just east of Capitol Way, Olympia. The program features sharing and friendship, featuring speakers from diverse cultures, plus the Olympia Peace Choir. Free admission.
Mon Nov 23: White people are organizing locally for racial justice: Showing Up for Racial Justice (SURJ) is a nationwide organization of mostly white folks who are organizing mostly in white communities for racial justice. Olympia’s SURJ group will meet this evening from 6:00 to 8:00 pm at the Olympia Food Coop’s downtown office, 608 Columbia St. SW Olympia 98501. If possible read these three articles to discuss:
Tues Nov 24: Webinar on the U.S. role in international climate negotiations: The Union of Concerned Scientists – a highly reputable non-profit organization – invites you to register for this webinar, which will occur from 1:00 to 2:00 pm Eastern Standard Time, 10:00 to 11:00 a.m. Pacific Standard Time. UCS experts will answer questions like: What has the U.S. role been in the negotiations? How have U.S. climate and energy actions paved the way? What can we expect from the Obama administration post-Paris? Register well in advance at this link: http://action.ucsusa.org/site/Survey?SURVEY_ID=33931&ACTION_REQUIRED=URI_ACTION_USER_REQUESTS&autologin=true
FOR Tues Nov 24: Attend the monthly meeting of the Olympia FOR’s Committee for Alternatives to the Death Penalty at 7:00 pm at a comfortable, convenient location in West Olympia. We educate ourselves and plan activities toward abolishing this atrocity. Info: Emily Hammargren 352-0695 email@example.com or Glen Anderson 491-9093 firstname.lastname@example.org. See much info about the death penalty at www.olympiafor.org/death_penalty.htm
FOR Wed-Sun Nov 25-29: Olympia FOR organizes bannering and vigiling as our local part of Worldwide Climate Actions November 25-29: The biggest UN Climate Conference to produce Climate Protection Treaty will occur in Paris from Nov. 30 to Dec 11. As part of these local actions, the Olympia Fellowship of Reconciliation’s vigorous “Confronting the Climate Crisis” group is organizing several public presences:
For information contact: Bourtai Hargrove at (360) 352-6327 or email@example.com
FOR Fri Nov 27: Special emphasis on the climate at today’s peace vigil at Percival Landing’s south end, 4th & Water, downtown Olympia from 4:30 to 6:00 pm, because the global climate summit in Paris will start next Monday. Please join us for whatever length of time you can. We provide plenty of signs. The Artesian Rumble Arkestra street band (www.oly-wa.us/artesianrumble) joins us at 5:00 with lively music to support our vigil! Sponsor: Olympia FOR. Info: 491-9093 firstname.lastname@example.org www.olympiafor.org/vigils.htm
Fri Nov 27: Enjoy a wine-tasting event to benefit Friendly Water for the World: You can meet good friends, share a little wine, find some gifts, and turn wine into water – clean water – through Friendly Water’s effective, appropriate technology projects. Whether you have been shopping today or refusing to shop, connect with folks and wine from 5:00 to 7:30 p.m. at the Woman's Club of Olympia, 1002 Washington Avenue SE, Olympia. They’ll serve fine wines from Salida Wines, Scatter Creek Winery, and Walter Dacon Wines (three of our region’s best winemakers), and they’ll have beer from our local Three Magnets Brewing Company. Enjoy nice snacks, featuring Ginny Stern's famous chocolate truffles! Friendly Water gifts and cards will be available for sale. All proceeds will benefit Friendly Water for the World’s “We Stopped Cholera Victory Campaign.” Tickets are $35 each or $50 for two. Purchase tickets through www.friendlywater.net or call (360) 918-3642. Invite your friends! If you can't come, please make a donation through their website, www.friendlywater.net
Sun. Nov. 29 worldwide day of climate actions to urge government leaders to take strong action at the global climate summit in Paris in December: When world leaders gather in Paris in December for yet another climate summit, they need to know that millions of people demand their strong actions to protect the climate. In September 2014 almost 700,000 people took to their streets and created the largest mobilization on climate change in history. This year’s activities will be even bigger in cities and towns all over the world. We must convince the world’s leaders to take strong actions to protect the climate. Click this link to find an event near you, but if none is listed for your local community, organize one: https://secure.avaaz.org/en/event/globalclimatemarch?cl=8608177740&v=65175 If the Paris climate summit ends in failure – as have all climate summits since the 1997 Kyoto Protocol – we are really screwed. The European Union’s climate chief said there is no Plan B if Paris does not produce strong results. See information at www.http://tinyurl.com/puy3v9u Also see this article by a founder of Avaaz: www.tinyurl.com/ncglbkq
Tues Dec 1: Sierra Club South Sound’s monthly meeting from 6:00 to 8:00 pm at the Mekong Restaurant, 125 Columbia Street Northwest (SW corner of State Ave), downtown Olympia. Enjoy a full agenda and delicious food. Info: Phyllis Farrell, email@example.com and www.sierraclub.org/washington/local-groups
FOR Tues Dec 1: Olympia FOR’s book discussion group will discuss books about recruiting people to join grassroots movements: We have been meeting on the first Tuesday of each month for several years. Our host is Jim Bellinger, (360) 359-2212, firstname.lastname@example.org, Read a relevant book and join us at 6:00 pm at his home, 1515 Tullis St NE, just a bit north of San Francisco Street NE.
Thurs Dec 3: Get big money out of politics! Local organizing meeting tonight: Olympia’s Move to Amend group invites everyone to join them for a monthly meeting (first Thursday of each month) at 7:00 pm in Room 280 of Bldg 1 at the Thurston County Courthouse. Info: Michael Savoca at email@example.com or Jennifer Sprague 866-8906 firstname.lastname@example.org
Sat Dec 5: Dana Lyons in concert: He is the singer/songwriter best known for his outrageous hit comedy songs “Cows with Guns,” “RV” and “Ride The Lawn.” Captain Paul Watson from the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society says, “Every movement has its minstrel. The unions had Woody Guthrie. The peace movement had Phil Ochs. The environmental movement has Dana Lyons.” 7:00 pm at Traditions Café, 5th & Water SW, Olympia. Info: www.traditionsfairtrade.com (360) 705-2819
Sun Dec 6: Brunch to benefit a local non-profit org: On the first Sunday each month Media Island International (MII) hosts a benefit brunch from 11:00 am to 2:00 pm to raise visibility and funds for a local non-profit organization. Today’s beneficiary is the Friends Ugandan Safe Transport, which protects GLBT people from violence in Uganda by helping them escape to nations where they will be safe. This effort was created by the Olympia Friends Meeting, the local Quaker congregation in Olympia WA USA. Info: www.friendsugandansafetransport.org and Gabi Clayton (360) 888-5291. Enjoy a simple, tasty brunch for a worthy cause each month, and donate a voluntary amount rather than a fixed price. Media Island is at 816 Adams Street SE (just east across Adams Street from Olympia's downtown library). If you need a handicap entrance, use the alley behind it, accessible from 9th Ave SE.
Mon Dec 7: Olympia Ad Hoc Committee on Police and Community Relations: This is the third in a series of community forums to develop opportunities for broad-based and inclusive engagement with the community about criminal justice issues. It will run from 5:30 to 8:30 pm at First Christian Church, 701 Franklin St. SE, downtown. Info: http://olympiawa.gov/city-government/advisory-committees/police-relations-committee.aspx
Mon Dec 7: Climate Policy and Environmental Action in Tacoma: Do you feel like global climate change is too vast and overwhelming to deal with? Not sure what’s happening or how all our efforts can make a difference? Join the City of Tacoma’s Office of Environmental Policy and Sustainability for a FREE three-part series on climate risks and how our a nation, state and city can reduce our climate pollution and improve our local environment while preparing for change. The final session in this series is tonight. Cities are leading the way toward environmental sustainability. Hear from local leaders and elected officials about Tacoma’s goals and help prioritize our local community and municipal actions. Learn more information and RSVP today! For more info contact Kristin Lynett at the City of Tacoma’s Office of Environmental Policy & Sustainability, email@example.com (253) 591-5571 www.cityoftacoma.org/sustainability facebook.com/tacomasustainability
Tues Dec 8: Thurston County’s chapter of the National Organization for Women (NOW) also serves adjacent Mason, Lewis and Grays Harbor counties: 5:30-7:30 pm at Traditions Café, 5th & Water, downtown Olympia. Info: Linda 357-7272 firstname.lastname@example.org
Tues Dec 8: Olympia Science Café: Science Café of Olympia meets on the second Tuesday of each month to provide an informal atmosphere where people with and without scientific background can meet to deepen their understanding of interesting topics in science and technology. 7:00 pm at Orca Books, 509 East 4th Avenue, 352-0123 www.orcabooks.com More info about Olympia Science Café: John Weiss, email@example.com 412-6102
Thurs Dec 10: The Thurston Climate Action Team invites people to their monthly meetings – now on the second Thursday evening at a new time and location: TCAT does good, practical work to protect the climate, especially interacting with governments and the Thurston Regional Planning Council. TCAT is also looking for ways to fund local climate efforts. TCAT is changing their monthly meetings to the second Thursday of each month at 7:00 pm at Traditions Café, 5th & Water, downtown Olympia. Info: Graeme Sackrison 791-8376 or Tom Crawford, firstname.lastname@example.org 280-0242
Fri Dec 11: Celebrate “Rejoicing for Rights” with the Rachel Corrie Foundation for Peace and Justice: This annual event will reflect on the year's struggles and celebrate the pursuit of global human rights in response. The evening of music, dancing, food, drink and special guest speaker is from 6:00-9:00 p.m. at the Woman’s Club (Abigail Stuart House), 1002 Washington Street SE, in Olympia. For information and $35 tickets visit either www.rachelcorriefoundation.org or http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2420585
Fri Dec 11: “Stories of How Music Impacts Our Lives in collaboration with Sound Star Academy of Music Generations Connecting” – Enjoy Heartsparkle Players’ amazing improvisational “playback theater” at 7:30 pm at Traditions Café, 5th & Water, downtown Olympia. Typically they collaborate with a local non-profit organization. This month they collaborate with a group whose mission is to enable the pursuit of excellence through music education and performance and to build confidence through self-expression. Suggested donation is $5-$10, but nobody will be turned away for lack of money. Info: www.heartsparkle.org 943-6772
Sat Dec. 12: Climate actions are planned worldwide to begin after the Paris climate summit ends on Fri Dec. 11, to keep the pressure on world leaders: Regardless of whether world leaders make significant progress, the struggle must continue. A “make-or-break” assumption and a “doom and gloom” pessimism would work against us, so let’s inform ourselves with smart insights and plan to follow up strategically! For summaries of informative, insightful articles, contact email@example.com.
FOR Wed Dec 16: “Confronting the Climate Crisis”: Olympia FOR’s vigorous group meets on the third Wednesday of each month from 6:30 to 8:30 at the Olympia Center, 222 Columbia St. NW, downtown. Info: 352-6327 firstname.lastname@example.org www.olympiafor.org/Climate_Crisis.html
Fri Dec 18: FREE FILM SHOWING of Naomi Klein’s new documentary “This Changes Everything” at 7:00 pm at the Center for Spiritual Living, 206 North J Street (corner of North J and Division), Tacoma, 98403
FOR Sat Dec 19: 40th Annual Holiday Peace Vigil from 12 noon to 1 pm along West 4th Avenue at Percival Landing, downtown Olympia: The public is warmly invited to participate in this great annual event from 12:00 noon to 1:00 p.m. along West Fourth Avenue, along the south side of Percival Landing and in front of Heritage Fountain, and to gather nearby afterward for soup and other refreshments. The Olympia FOR’s annual Holiday Peace Vigil is a beloved local tradition. The Olympia FOR will provide an abundant variety of signs, but participants may bring their own. Children are welcome. The Artesian Rumble Arkestra will perform. Participants may enjoy free refreshments nearby after the vigil. For information contact Glen Anderson at (360) 491-9093 or email@example.com or visit the Olympia FOR’s website, www.olympiafor.org