The Thunderbolt 082213

TB Poster Blue

Action Alert Calendar

The Thunderbolt!!!


Action Alert:


1)  Carnival Picnic Fundraiser Extravaganza!

2)  A Taste of the Commons

3)  PiPE Grand Oly Opry Benefit Concert

4)  Works in Progress:  Poetry Slam Benefit for Citizen Journalism

5)  Joanne Rand/ Hinges CD Release Pary

6)  Love our Local Fest

7)  Zahid Chaudhry Hearing

8)  Administrative Deportation Hearing for Zahid Chaudhry

9)  Abolish the Death Penalty Meeting

10)  Friends Aboard the Lotus for a Floating, Festive Evening

11)  Bonus Tip of the Day




1)  Carnival Picnic Fundraiser Extravaganza!

Friday August 23rd from 3 to 7 pm @ Kneeland Park, 100 Turner Ave, Shelton, 98584


Come have fun for a good cause!


From the organizers:


Come one come all to the first ever Carnival Picnic Fundraiser extravaganza at Kneeland park in Shelton! This is an afternoon of fun you won’t forget! Youth Empowerment Strategies (YES) and Youth’N Action (YNA) will be hosting this afternoon of carnival games, food, raffles and much much more!


Step right up and take your turn at one of the game stations and demonstrate your skill to win a variety of fun exciting prizes. If that’s not your style relax with some good old-fashioned picnic food while listening to live music.


This event is kid friendly and something the whole family will enjoy.


*Please note that supervised child-care is NOT provided.*


This event is a fundraiser so please come to contribute what ever you can and have lots of fun while doing it!


Youth Empowerment Strategies and Youth ’N Action are doing very important work for the youth in Shelton and it is so important that they have the support of the community to continue doing the work they do!


To continue providing support, mentorship, peer support, technical training, and youth advocacy YNA and YES need your help!  The money raised at this event will go towards supporting all the YES and YNA programs.



2)  A Taste of the Commons

Saturday August 24th from 4 to 7 pm @ The Commons at Fertile Grounds, 911 Adams St SE


This is another magical Melanie food orgasm; balm for the battered activist spirit.


From Melanie:


Indulge your senses!
Explore The Commons!
Experience an afternoon of food and relaxation with local food producers and musicians offering up their gifts for your enjoyment.

Wine Tasting
Day Spa Activities
Chocolate Tasting
Local Food Samples
Revolving Performers
Scavenger Hunt w Prizes

Suggested Donation:
$10 per person
$25 per family

Proceeds from this event will help to fund upgrades to the Cob Pizza Oven: a surrounding outdoor kitchen and expanded coverage.



3)  PiPE Grand Oly Opry Benefit Concert

Saturday August 24th 7 pm to 1 am @ the Eagle’s Social Club, 805 4th Ave E


It’s a benefit for Partners in Prevention Education [PiPE].  Come hoedown with for a good cause!


From the organizers:


Join us for an exciting evening of Bluegrass, BBQ & Burlesque!

Hosted by The Olympia Ladies Drinking Club
Sponsored by The Gyro Spot
BBQ Sales by Artistic & Beyond Catering
Musical Guests:
The Oly Mountain Boys
The Cottonwood Cutups
The Bottlecap Boys
The Pine Hearts
The Scuff & Al Show

Guest Burlesque Performances by Riveting Rosie, Ginger S.Mack, and ZsaZsa Bordeaux

Free cupcakes for all!!!!!!!

Raffle tickets for boss prizes sold throughout the show (need not be present to win!)

“Eagles members and guests only” (ALL community members invited and will be signed in as a guest).

Admission: $7.00

Partnersinpreventioneducation strives to break the cycle between violence and homelessness. Our mission is to engage homeless and at-risk youth and adult allies in the elimination of sexual violence, bias & hate crimes as they contribute to homelessness and as they exists in street culture.

We achieve this though social change work, violence prevention education, and survivor support services including advocacy, therapy and support groups.

Now, more than ever, we are seeking the community’s support to ensure that therapy, advocacy and violence prevention skill building activities continue to be available to our community’s most marginalized, including those affected by neglect, child abuse, sexual assault, sexual exploitation, homelessness, economic insecurity, living with mental health issues and targeted for violence.



4)  Works in Progress:  Poetry Slam Benefit for Citizen Journalism

Saturday August 24th from 7 to 10 pm @ Traditions, 300 5th Ave SW


Come hear paint-blistering poetry and help support local journalism.


This from the organizers:


You’ve seen it in front of the co-op, scanned through it at Traditions, kept up to speed on anti-camping ordinances, followed the stories of Grand Jury Resisters, and looked for fun and educational events on its calendar.  Works in Progress is an irreplaceable resource for citizens and activists of Olympia, and we don’t want to see it disappear!


 Come down to Traditions Fair Trade on August 24th to see a world class poetry slam benefit with live music.  Members of Olympia’s Old Growth Poetry Collective will provide an excellent lineup of poets and musicians from around Olympia, a couple TBA bands and speakers on the importance of citizen journalism and including the Hinges and Miles Nowlin.


 Sat, August 24

 7:00 – 10:00 P.M.

 Traditions Fair Trade

 $5-15 Sliding


 What is a poetry slam?  A poetry slam is a competitive poetry event where poets brave the stage with a poem of their own original work, in under three minutes without the aid of props, costumes or musical accompaniment. The five judges are randomly selected from the audience and assigned with the absurd task of rating the poem with a score from 1-10 to the first decimal point. We drop the high, drop the low, and *poof*, there’s your score.  After all poets perform and are scored, we say good bye to some poets and move onto the second and third rounds where our winners are decided.


 Why would you want to win a poetry slam?  Fame?  Prestige?  Power?  NO!  But we do have prizes for first, second and third!  More to come on what these fanciful miracle rewards may be.


 Interested in volunteering or competing in the poetry slam?  Send an e-mail to


 * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *


 A little more on Works in Progress:


 Works In Progress is a free, volunteer-operated progressive community newspaper based in Olympia, Washington.  Established by the Thurston County Rainbow Coalition, the paper published its first issue in May 1990.


Works N. Progress’ aim is to confront injustice and encourage a participatory democracy based on economic, social, and environmental justice. Works In Progress is dedicated to providing a voice for those most affected by the exclusionary and unfair practices that seek to silence the oppressed.


 Web Page:

 FB Page:




5)  Joanne Rand/ Hinges CD Release Pary

Saturday August 24th at 8 pm @ Breathe Olympia, 601 Capitol Way S


It’s those political raconteurs Joanne Rand and Danny Kelly and the Hinges!


Check it out:


“Psychedelic-Folk-Revival ” performer Joanne Rand joins forces with Olympia duo, The Hinges on Saturday, August 24 at Breathe Olympia.  Music starts at 8:00pm.  The California based singer-songwriter (originally from the Deep South) is celebrating the release of her 13th CD “Stories from the Inside Out (Nashville Sessions).”  Concert tickets are $15, suggested donation at the door.  $20 includes a copy of Rand’s new CD. For information contact: 360-489-0369. The venue is located at 601 Capital Way, South Olympia.


Touring nationally for a quarter of a century, Joanne Rand “continues to push the art pedal to the floor,” releasing her 13th CD, “Stories from the Inside Out (The Nashville Sessions),” a mix of original songs recorded during her 2012 guitar apprenticeship in the U.S. music capital with music legend Steve Young. Rand has appeared with the likes of Bonnie Raitt, Bob Weir, John Hartford, and recently earned a BFA in Music Composition.  Rand’s 2010 CD release was submitted for Grammy nomination by San Francisco Recording Academy’s President.  You can’t keep this woman down, her last four CDs (of original songs) were released in the past four consecutive years and in 2012 she toured from border to border in the U.S.


The Hinges have been called “Music without borders” by Olympia Power and Light.  The duo plays original music deep, evocative and contagiously melodic that is sheer pleasure to hear.


Accolades for Rand

• “Whatever muse inspires Rand only seems to grow stronger with time” – Eugene Weekly.

• “Nothing short of brilliant” –Santa Rosa, CA Press Democrat.

• “Grab an umbrella…soak in a true talent.”-Weekly Volcano, Olympia, WA, 2012.

• “Excellent voice – spot on arrangement” – Solent Records, U.K.

• “Best Acoustic Band” –N. Bay Bohemian Readers Poll (Sonoma County, CA)



6)  Love our Local Fest

Sunday August 25th All Day @ Corner of San Francisco Ave and Bethel St NE


This is a must-attend event.  Music, crafts, and thousands of the best folk in Oly.


This from the organizers:


3rd annual Olympia festival with a three fold mission, symbolized by the trillium we will repaint in the street!


Cultivating community at the crossroads

Dwelling in possibility

Celebrating our gifts


Sharing a day of music, inspirational speakers, delicious food, creativity, friends and fun, we will showcase many types of local talent and opportunities.  Common spaces, a children’s area, interactive art projects, tabling for local non-profits and a marketplace fill in our celebration’s unique village microcosm.  Two blocks of San Francisco street and one block of Bethel will be closed to vehicular traffic.


Direct vending requests to

Direct performance submissions to

Direct volunteer and general inquiries to



7)  Zahid Chaudhry Hearing

Monday August 26th; Vigil at 8 am, Hearing at 9 am @ Federal Courthouse, 1010 5th Ave, Seattle, 7th Floor

Carpools Leave Exit # 109 Martin Way P&R @ 6:45 am


The Zahid ordeal continues.  This is a local decorated veteran that the government is trying to deport because he is such an effective activist.


This from the organizers:


Hi Dear Friends For Justice,


Please mark your calendars for Justice and put in your Community News & Events Calendars:

Up-dates from Keep Zahid Home Campaign Committee:

9th Circuit Court of Appeals hearing/oral arguments, August 26, 2013, MONDAY, 9:00 a.m.

1010 Fifth Ave., Seattle, Nakamura Federal Courthouse Building, 7th floor.

Picture I.D. required to enter building.

Rally in front of building 8:00-8:45 a.m.


Olympia/Lacey car/van pooling from Lacey Park & Ride on Martin Way, near exit 109, off I-5.

Meet at Martin Way Park & Ride at 6:40 a.m. to travel up to Seattle.


Each side has 15 minutes for oral arguments.  Panel of 3 Judges have the power to make citizenship decision right then.



Administrative Immigration (deportation) Court hearing on August 27, 2013, TUESDAY, 1:00 p.m.

1000 Second Ave (corner of Spring & Second Aves) Seattle, 25th floor.

Picture I.D. required to enter courtroom area on 25th floor.

Rally in front of building 12:00-12:35 p.m.


Olympia/Lacey car/van pooling from Lacey Park & Ride on Martin Way, near exit 109, off I-5.

Meet at Martin Way Park & Ride at 10:40 a.m. to travel up to Seattle.



For additional and further updates, please check websites:


To contact: send emails to:


Kindest Regards,

Keep Zahid Home Campaign Committee



8)  Administrative Deportation Hearing for Zahid Chaudhry

Tuesday August 27th; Vigil starts at Noon, Hearing at 1 pm @ 1000 Second Ave, Seattle, 25th Floor

Car-Van Pool Leaves from Exit # 109, Martin Way P&R @ 10:30 am


They’re trying to deport Zahid!  Come stand in solidarity!



Contact:  (360) 529-1109




9)  Abolish the Death Penalty Meeting

Tuesday August 27th from 7 to 9 pm @ Convenient Location in Tumwater


This is the Olympia Fellowship of Reconciliation.


Abolish the death penalty! Meeting tonight.


Tuesday, August 27, 2013


7:00PM – 9:00PM


We meet at a convenient location in Tumwater


The Olympia Fellowship of Reconciliation’s death penalty abolition committee meets at a convenient Tumwater location to plan future activities toward abolish this atrocity.  


Info:  Emily Hammargren 352-0695 or Glen Anderson 491-9093   


Olympia FOR’s website has much information about the death penalty at


Click the “Death Penalty” link for much information



10)  Friends Aboard the Lotus for a Floating, Festive Evening

Wednesday August 28th at 5 pm @ Percival Dock, Corner of Olympia and Water Streets


This event is associated with the Sue Gunn for Port Commissioner campaign.


This from the organizers:


Park in the lot across from the Olympia Center and walk down to the Percival Dock to board the vessel.


Consider supporting Sue Gunn for Port Commissioner.

Here is a great opportunity, and a really fun one, to meet Sue!
How about a late summer bash on a vintage yacht?

Join Sue and other friends aboard the Lotus for a floating, festive evening, 5 -7 pm Wednesday August 28

Learn more about Sue’s capabilities and ideas for the Port.  And share your own ideas with Sue; perhaps you’ll become an enthusiastic supporter.

Donations welcome, in any amount.

Please RSVP to:



11)  Bonus Tip of the Day:


Be all that you can be.  Don’t join the army.








Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s