Girls Night Out Event

Information on this local fun event came from one of our visitors at the February meeting, Judy Schoder. Check out the information and mark your calendars: May 17, 2013 for the Girls Night Out, sponsored by the Olympia Downtown Association.

Girls Night Out

Friday, May 17, 2013



Girls Night Out is an all day event enticing hundreds of women shoppers into downtown Olympia!

What makes this event different than any others? It is a fundraiser benefiting a local cause. Past causes have been YWCA – The Other Bank, the Downtown Graffiti Management Program, SafePlace, Thurston County Food Bank and Olympia Artspace Alliance. Plus this annual event climaxes with a fun reception where amazing prizes donated by downtown businesses will be raffled off!

Here’s how it works. Women who want to come to Girls Night Out must purchase a ticket for a goodie bag (supplies limited). Pre-purchase your goodie bag between April 26 and May 16 for $10. On May 17 it will be $15. Pre-purchase locations are: Olympia Downtown Association (116 5th Ave SE, Suite F), Courtyard Antiques (705 4th Ave E) and Vivala (111 Market St NE). You can also pre-purchase your goodie bag by calling (360) 357-8948.

Look for the pink balloons and event posters identifying the many participating businesses. You will be given one raffle ticket for every $10 you spend at the participating businesses. So the more you spend, the more chances you have of winning fabulous raffle prizes! Then at the end of the event come to the reception. The reception is at 8:30 pm at The Washington Center for the Performing Arts, 512 Washington St SE. Doors open at 8 pm. At the reception you will enjoy complimentary appetizers and a no-host bar and mingle with all the ladies. You do not need to be present to win in the raffle.

For more information, contact the ODA office at (360) 357-8948, or visit

Intercity Transit has extended their Dash service to 8 pm on Girls Night Out! Take the Dash from Courtyard Antiques to Vivala and everywhere between! For more information on the Dash and Intercity Transit, visit

This entry was posted in Uncategorized by Lana Schneider. Bookmark the permalink.

About Lana Schneider

I began weaving and spinning in 1986 in SoCal and it quickly became a lifelong challenge and compulsion. I brought my interests and skills to the NW in 1992 and have been teaching, encouraging and challenging new fiber artists as often as I can. And I am challenged and encouraged every time I am around other weavers/spinners/fiber folk.