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2024 Annual Community Storytelling Gathering

May 16, 2024
Tolmie State Park, Lower Shelter

Gleaning Wisdom from Our Neighbors is a fundraiser celebrating Window Seat Miedia's community engagement this past year.


WHEN - Thursday, May 16, 2024

  • Beach walk begins at 5:00 P.M.
  • Program begins at 6:30 P.M.

WHERE - Tolmie State Park, Lower Shelter - 7730 61st Ave NE, Olympia, WA 98506

Celebrate with us, slow down, connect with friends, and replenish in the outdoors. Come ready to actively engage in community and share in the power of community storytelling.

Arrive early for a guided story-sharing walk on the Sandy Beach Trail, a 0.6 mile mostly-flat out-and-back trail north along the beach just inside the trees. Enjoy catered appetizers and desserts, and a raffle. This year, we'll be highlighting our Community Roots oral history project. Learn about the community relationships and synergy built this past year and get excited about what is to come in 2025!

Community donations allow us to be nimble in our community programming and continue to offer large sliding pricing for our events and services. Our 2024 crowdfunding goal is $8,500, which would cover our monthly operating expenses for the entire year! Consider leveling up your support by becoming a monthly contributor - buy an event ticket or donate at the event:

Become a subscriber when you buy a ticket or at the event

  • $5+ monthly - Friends of Community Storytelling
  • $10 monthly - Neighbors
  • $25 monthly - Connectors
  • $50 monthly - Cultivators
  • $100+ monthly - Champions

Can you offer a ride? Do you need a ride?

We recommend carpooling whenever possible, as parking at Tolmie is limited and all vehicles must have a Discover Pass upon arrival ($10/vehicle/day or $30/vehicle/year). Fill out this brief Carpool Interest Form and we’ll help coordinate ride-shares to and from the event. Please also use this form to submit requests for other accommodations, access needs, or dietary restrictions! We want to make sure everyone has a way to and from the event, and an enjoyable and safe time.

Covid safety

This is an in-person event in an indoor space with windows and good airflow. We ask that all community members are vaccinated and mask at their own discretion. We are capping occupancy at 50 registrations.

Event sponsors and supporters

Three Cedars PNW Provisions