Seeking Performers for the Eastside Neighbor-Tainment Variety Show

When? Saturday, April 14th, 2:30 to 4:30

Where? Salvation Army Worship Center, 4th & Central

The Eastside Neighborhood Association is putting together a family-friendly variety show that will be held on Saturday, April 14th from 2:30 to 4:30 at the Salvation Army Worship Center on 4th and Central. People of all ages will be welcome to attend the event at no cost. In addition to performances, the event will include a break with refreshments and a chance to get to know one another, and a sing-along.  

Our goal is to include a wide variety of performances like dance, singing, poetry, instrumentals, skits, etc. done by performers of all ages. It’s not a competition, just an afternoon of entertainment. The performances could be by individuals or groups. We will allow a maximum of five minutes for each performance and there will be 15 slots available.

Sound interesting? If you would like to perform, please respond by e-mail to Roger Horn ( by Sunday, March 11th. In your e-mail, tell us the following:

  • What type of performance you will do
  • If it’s a group, how many are in it and what roles/instruments they will be playing
  • What equipment, facilities, etc. you will need (Note: the venue has microphones, a piano, projector, speakers, and stage lights that may be provided)
  • The age group of participants (elementary school, middle school, high school, college, or adult)
  • If they are students, what school they are representing
  • What neighborhoods the participants are from
  • Past performances of the individual or group, if any
  • E-mail address and phone number of the person to contact when we have info to share

Our Tainment Planning Team will select performers to fill the 15 slots. We will focus first on individuals and groups from the Eastside Neighborhood, then residents of other neighborhoods. Groups that include one or more members of the Eastside Neighborhood will be included in the first category.  We will then select acts that represent a variety of genres and ages. We plan to hold a pre-event meeting at the Salvation Army venue a couple days before the event to acquaint performers with the venue facilities and work out details and needs.

Thank you for considering performing at the show. We look forward to hearing from you. If you have questions, you can also send them to Roger Horn at

Thurston County Food Project Pick-up – February 10

The next Thurston County Food Project pick-up is coming up on Saturday, February 10. Please place your green bag on your porch by 9:00 am and your neighborhood coordinator will pick it up.

The suggested theme for February is canned fruit.
Wondering what the Food Project is and how to get involved? Learn more here, or contact Whitney at 360-556-0337 or

Survey – Tell us what you think and help progress in the Eastside!

Time crunch? Skip the explanation and TAKE THE SURVEY HERE.(otherwise read on!)

In August 2017, the Eastside Neighborhood Association (ENA) began working on sub-area planning for our neighborhood. Our goal with the plan is to lay the foundation for a neighborhood that is more inclusive, united, and cohesive, thus helping to achieve an improved quality of life for all people who are a part of our community.

The sub-area plan will further the goals, policies, and values of Olympia’s Comprehensive Plan at the neighborhood level. We strive to include broad and diverse neighborhood participation in order to improve our neighborhood. We’d like to hear from everyone interested in seeing the Eastside Neighborhood thrive.  

We also want to focus on the topics most important to our neighborhood. To do that, we need your help to decide which topics to focus on in the sub-area plan for our neighborhood. We recently hosted a neighborhood conversation where we began this discussion. Now we want to expand the conversation.

We encourage you to come and share your ideas and insights by taking a quick (10 question) survey.


Based on the results, we will move forward developing a sub-area plan focusing on the neighborhood’s priorities. Look for information about topic-specific meetings where we can explore topics and ideas for improvement in more depth and detail.

We really want and value input from everyone! Thank you for participating.


The ENA Board of Directors and Planning Committee

Winter Window Walkabout – January 5th – 6 to 8pm

The Eastside Neighborhood Association invites you to get together with neighbors and view decorated windows around the neighborhood on Friday, January 5th from 6 to 8 p.m. The event is the Winter Window Walkabout and the theme is “Winter Wonderland.”

We will start at the Swantown Inn & Spa, located at 1431 11th Ave SE. Light refreshments such as Hot Chocolate and Cookies will be served. Then we will head off as a group to see the windows around the neighborhood.

See all the details here!