Olympia, Washington

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the creation of The Evergreen State College in Olympia. Since 1984, Olympia has also been home to the South Puget Sound Community College. Olympia has become a hub for artists and musicians, and has been named one of the best college towns in the nation for its vibrant downtown and access to outdoor activities. (2003) ''Outside Magazine.'' Recent mayors class "wikitable" - ! Mayor ref>

Family, and Evergreen Christian. Private middle schools include Olympia Waldorf School and NOVA School. In addition to primary & secondary schools, Olympia has a number of institutions of higher learning, including The Evergreen State College, South Puget Sound Community College, and Saint Martin's University. The Evergreen State College (TESC) offers bachelor's degrees in Liberal Arts and or Science, and master's degrees in Environmental Studies, Public Administration, Masters of Education, and Masters in Teaching. The South Puget Sound Community College (SPSCC) offers associate degrees in Arts, Science, Biology, Elementary Education, Pre-Nursing, Applied Science, General Studies, and Business. Saint Martin's University (SMU) offers bachelor's degrees for 25 majors spanning liberal arts, business, education, nursing and engineering as well as graduate programs including Master of Business Administration, Master in Teaching, Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology, Master of Civil Engineering, Master of Mechanical Engineering, and Master of Engineering Management. Economy According to Olympia's 2012 Comprehensive Annual Financial Report, City of Olympia CAFR the top employers in the county are: class "wikitable" - ! # ! Employer ! # of Employees - 1 State of Washington (Washington (state)) 20,000-25,000 - 2 Local government 10,000-15,000 - 3 Providence St. Peter Hospital 1,000-5,000 - 4 Tribal government (Nisqually people) 1,000-5,000 - 5 Federal government (Federal government of the United States) 500-1,000 - 6 Group Health Cooperative 500-1,000 - 7 Walmart 500-1,000 - 8 Great Wolf Lodges (Great Wolf Resorts) 500-1,000 - 9 Capital Medical Center 100-500 - 10 Saint Martin's University 100-500 Arts thumb left The Capitol Theater, home of the Olympia Film Society (File:Oly WA Capitol Theater 03.jpg). Olympia is a regional center for fine arts. A number of theatrical (theatre) experiences are available with companies such as Capital Playhouse, Animal Fire Theater, Olympia Family Theater, Theater Artists Olympia (TAO), Olympia Little Theater, and Harlequin Productions at the historic State Theater. The Olympia Symphony Orchestra performs five regular season concerts at The Washington Center and two pop concerts. Visual art venues include some of the local coffeehouses, Olympia Coffee Roasting Co., Batdorf & Bronson, and Caffe Vita in downtown. A gallery called Art House Designs presents works of sculpture, painting, and printmaking and hosts a jazz performance space. Murals and public art installations of sculpture are prevalent in Olympia, and are especially featured on the State Capitol Campus and along Percival Landing on the urban waterfront. The Washington Center for the Performing Arts also presents visual art exhibitions throughout the season in the spacious lobby areas. Notable art venues near Olympia include Art In Ecology, housed in Washington Department of Ecology's 322,000 square foot, three story building on the campus of Saint Martin's University. Art In Ecology is a long-established art-in-the-workplace venue that features works by numerous northwest artists. Permanent installations by Alfredo Arreguin, commissioned by the Washington State Arts Commission, are accompanied by changing solo and group exhibitions throughout the year. Just off I-5. Appointments to view the works are needed; tours take about an hour. The South Puget Sound Community College has a gallery in its Minnaert Center with rotating exhibitions. The Evergreen State College, northwest of Olympia, has a professionally curated gallery with rotating shows in the Dan Evans Library building. To the south of Olympia, Monarch Contemporary Art Center and Sculpture Park offers an 80-acre sculpture garden and art gallery. Each year the Olympia Film Society (OFS) produces a film festival and fosters film and video education in Olympia. It also shows independent, classic and international films year-round at the art-deco Capitol Theater. A mostly volunteer-powered organization, OFS supports and presents a variety of culture events, including ''All Freakin' Night'', an all-night horror film screening with a cult following. On the fourth Saturday in April, in honor of Earth Day, Olympia is host to one of the region's largest community celebrations - the Procession of the Species celebration. Held in conjunction with the city's biannual Arts Walk, the Procession is organized by the community-based non-profit organization, Earthbound Productions. Structured around an annual Community Art Studio that is free and open to the public, organizers provide art, music and dance workshops during the preceding seven weeks leading up to the Procession weekend. About the Community Art Studio — Official Website of the Procession of the Species. Retrieved October 16, 2009. In its July 2009 ''Best of America'' feature, ''Reader's Digest'' magazine honored the Procession of the Species with the top spot in its “can’t resist” parades and processions list. Procession of the Species tops Readers Digest list — June 22, 2009. The Olympian. Retrieved October 16, 2009. 8 People, Places and Things We Love About America — Reader's Digest Website. Retrieved October 16, 2009. Open to all, the Procession of the Species attracts up to 30,000 viewers, while its costumed participants of all ages frequently number nearly 3,000. On the Friday evening before the Procession of Species, a Luminary Procession is held. Sports In 1984, Olympia hosted the U.S. Olympic women's marathon trial. The winner of the event was Joan Benoit who would later win a gold medal at the first women's Olympic marathon at the 1984 Summer Olympic games (1984 Summer Olympics) in Los Angeles. Olympia is the home of the Oly Rollers, the local women's flat track roller derby league whose travel team (the Cosa Nostra Donnas) became the 2009 national champions of the Women's Flat Track Derby Association (WFTDA) by winning the national "Declaration of Derby" tournament in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on November 15, 2009. headquarters 3000 Pacific Avenue S.E. Olympia (Olympia, Washington), Washington (Washington (U.S. state)), United States latd latm lats latNS - 195 align "left" Olympia (Olympia, Washington)-Lacey (Lacey, Washington), WA UA 143,826 238.1 91.9 603.9 1564.2 -


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following the bands self-titled debut in 1991. It includes four songs recorded in the studio, followed by the same four songs recorded live at the Capitol Theater (Capitol Theater (Olympia)) in Olympia (Olympia, Washington), Washington (Washington (U.S. state)) as part of the Yoyo A Go Go Festival in July 1994. "Pizza Break" acts as an intermission between the two recordings. The album is notable for containing the first live performances of Nirvana (Nirvana (band)) members Krist Novoselic and Dave Grohl following the death of Kurt Cobain, whom the track "I'll Love You Anyway" was written about. The live tracks also feature Ira Kaplan of Yo La Tengo. Conservation status On October 29, 2007, the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) received a petition from Sam Wright of Olympia, Washington to list a distinct population segment (DPS) of canary rockfish, and four other rockfishes, in Puget Sound, as an endangered or threatened species under the Endangered Species Act). headquarters 3000 Pacific Avenue S.E. Olympia (Olympia, Washington), Washington (Washington (U.S. state)), United States latd latm lats latNS - 195 align "left" Olympia (Olympia, Washington)-Lacey (Lacey, Washington), WA UA 143,826 238.1 91.9 603.9 1564.2 -


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October 16, 2009. The studio, staffed solely by volunteers, becomes a central location for art & music workshops and costume design. Participants use a wide range of artistic approaches, such as Batik, Papier Mache, and Luminaria. They use mostly donated or scavenged materials to express appreciation for the natural world and create their costumes, banners, floats, puppets, drumming, community bands, and more. During the event itself, bedecked in their costumes featuring the elements (Classical element) and various species of plants and animals, people of all ages join in the procession. The event itself has three ground rules: no live pets, no motorized vehicles, and no written words. The Three Rules Explained — Official Website of the Procession of the Species. Retrieved October 16, 2009. Phranc was an important influence on the Queercore movement, headquarters 3000 Pacific Avenue S.E. Olympia (Olympia, Washington), Washington (Washington (U.S. state)), United States latd latm lats latNS - 195 align "left" Olympia (Olympia, Washington)-Lacey (Lacey, Washington), WA UA 143,826 238.1 91.9 603.9 1564.2 -


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Liberation Army in Kosovo. *2001 – The Nisqually Earthquake (2001 Nisqually earthquake) measuring 6.8 on the Richter Scale hits the Nisqually Valley and the Seattle, Tacoma (Tacoma, Washington), and Olympia (Olympia, Washington) area of the U.S. state of Washington (Washington (state)). * 2001 – Six passengers and four railway staff are killed and a further 82 people suffer serious injuries in the Selby rail crash. *1976 – Israel


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an 80-acre sculpture garden and art gallery. Each year the Olympia Film Society (OFS) produces a film festival and fosters film and video education in Olympia. It also shows independent, classic and international films year-round at the art-deco Capitol Theater. A mostly volunteer-powered organization, OFS supports and presents a variety of culture events, including ''All Freakin' Night'', an all-night horror film screening with a cult following. On the fourth Saturday in April


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musicians: it is not an insult to say that any three committed punk rock fans in and around the K Records Kill Rock Stars orbit could have made this album, but merely an affirmation that these edge-of-chaos blurts of upfront sexuality (human sexual behavior), rancorous anger, and humor sound like diary entries from the early '90s, when punk rock was just on the verge of taking over the world. A wild-eyed, overtly sarcastic version of the Runaways' "Cherry Bomb"


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; the cover of the "Retard Girl" single, flyers and posters for some of Hole's early shows and various text written by Courtney Love, including a quote of Proverbs 9:13 from The Bible. On the final credits page of the booklet, Hole gives special thanks to an someone of the nickname "Miss K. Sugarheart Belljar," labelmate Mia Ferraro of the band Spoons and a member of staff at Olympia (Olympia, Washington)'s Evergreen State College. ref name "


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history subpopUSA Sub Pop USA - The original articles by Bruce Pavitt from the Sub Pop website On June 27, Olympia, Washington–based independent label K Records released Beck's third album of 1994, ''One Foot in the Grave (One Foot in the Grave (album))''. The recording featured a number of notable musicians from the independent music scene, including Beat Happening's Calvin Johnson (Calvin Johnson (musician)), The Presidents of the United States of America's Chris

archivedate 2008-12-18 Olympia, Washington based independent record label, formed as a spin-off from the Kill Rock Stars label in 1997 (1997 in music). Before its dormancy, it had become a premier label for experimental rock bands. Anna Goodling grew up in Cottage Grove, Oregon, but spent much of her time in Portland (Portland, Oregon) and the surrounding areas. In the mid-1990s, she changed her name to Rickey Lime (a pun on the cocktail called

Olympia, Washington

'''Olympia''' is the capital (Capital (political)) of the State (U.S. state) of Washington (Washington (state)) and the county seat of Thurston County (Thurston County, Washington). It was incorporated on January 28, 1859. The population was documented as 46,478 in the 2010 census (2010 United States Census). The city borders Lacey (Lacey, Washington), to the East, and Tumwater (Tumwater, Washington) to the South. Olympia is a major cultural center of the Puget Sound region.

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