Point of No Return
TEDxOlympia is a locally produced one-day event showcasing 11 speakers from our region and three local performers. Our Program Director, Meg Martin will be speaking at this event! Her talk titled, Screen Them In will explore what can happen when we are able to find the vulnerability within ourselves... so often the challenges others face become closer than we may think.
The theme of TEDxOlympia 2015 is Point of No Return. The Washington Center for the Performing Arts will host the inaugural gathering. Join us and hear ideas related to homelessness, the arts, right livelihood, and local planning. Join us in creating an annual tradition in Thurston County!
Please join us for an exciting day of learning and sharing!!
THIS Saturday, August 8th will go down in history as the
First Annual IW EOS Up In Smoke BBQ extravaganza.
This party has been spearheaded by one of our guests,
who has dreamed of opening his own BBQ joint
called "Marv's Up In Smoke BBQ". We are making
that dream a reality for one day and you are invited!
Marv's vision is to bring the community together to
celebrate the beauty of the connections we have built
during our first year at the shelter.
Please join us starting at 3pm in the parking lot of First Christian Church. 701 Franklin St. SE.
There will be:
A theater performance "Mama I didn't Mean to Burn the Cornbread" written by Marv himself!
Karaoke! An instrument solo contest!
A unicyclist! Nail salon! Face Painting!
Staff Appreciation Awards! Door Prizes!
A Fashion Show! Karen's Kid's Korner!
A Memorial for street people that we have lost in 2015!
And of course.... tons of BBQ from Marv himself!
This party is the first of it's kind and as always we couldn't do it without the help of so many of you out there. HUGE Thank you to our amazing volunteers who are stepping up and finding us donations to make this event possible. We hope you will join us for food, fun, community and a night for the history books! Drop in at any time throughout the night and say hello!
Special thanks to the following businesses for providing donations for this event:
Psychic Sister Dumpster Values Archibald Sisters Rainy Day Records Painted Plate
Little General Store Grindstaff's Trophies.... and MORE TO COME!
We have a very special scheduling conflict (more info to come later) with this month's volunteer training so we are canceling for the month of August. Please join us next month...
Our next training will be September 26, 2015 from 1-4pm.
We love our volunteers and could not do this without you! So please, join us in September to learn more and in the meantime... keep up with the haps at the shelter by "like"-ing us on Facebook and following our updates on the website.
Happy August! Stay cool out there, everyone!
Meg Martin, MSW, MHP, is the Shelter Program Director for The Interfaith Works Emergency Overnight Shelter.