Add Your Thoughts On How to Improve Outdoor Recreation

Hello outdoor enthusiast,
There is an important statewide effort that needs your help.Governor Jay Inslee has created a Blue Ribbon Task Force on Parks and Outdoor Recreation to develop an action plan for increasing outdoor recreation activities and promoting recreation-related jobs and business. The task force is launching an online town hall to get ideas from smart people like you about how to improve Washington's outdoor opportunities. Visit Engage Outdoor Washington and join in the conversation. 

First annual "Get Outdoors — Adventure Awaits" Expo in Olympia

State Park-Loving Organizations, Unite! Save the Date for the first annual Get Outdoors — Adventure Awaits Expo, to be held on the Capitol grounds in Olympia on Saturday, June 14.

June 14 is now National Get Outdoors Day, and events like this one will be hosted on the same day in Georgia, Colorado, Kansas and Oregon.

Join Governor Jay Inslee, Washington State Parks staff and the State Parks Foundation (WSPF) for a celebration of state parks and summer!


Summer at the Library: Enter the Lab

  • Summer begins at Timberland Regional libraries when school is out
  • Libraries’ summer program themes for 2014 present a science focus

Summertime means children and teens hunting for things to do and parents and caregivers turning to the Timberland Regional Library (TRL) annual Summer Reading Program, where their kids always have something to do, read, discover, talk about, and make. A summer at the library offers programs and library materials for all youth from babyhood through age 18.

Library summer programs begin when schools let out. Then library staff begin giving out free “Summer at the Library” fun bags that include summer event calendars, puzzles and word games for various age levels, new book lists, and entry forms for prize drawings. All programs, presentations and activities are free of charge. All young people throughout the five-county library system can join in the events at any of the 27 TRL branch libraries.


A Rock'n'Roll Twelfth Night: Harlequin Productions

An Original Musical Comedy, with Apologies to William Shakespeare

Back by popular demand! The Harlequin stage is about to ignite with their rollicking musical adaptation of William Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night, wherein Shakespeare's characters bear a striking resemblance to rock icons. An Elvis-like Duke Orsino carries a burnin’ love for the beautiful and Madonna-like Olivia. John Lennon, Janis Joplin, Bob Marley, Johnny Rotten, and Little Richard, among others, also become involved in Shakespeare’s uproarious comedy. Featuring music by Bruce Whitney and lyrics by Scot Whitney, each of the thirty original songs are performed in the style of their respective rockstar crooner.