thurston county food bank is in need of clean, untorn paper grocery sacks. If you can help, drop them off between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. Mondays-Fridays at 220 Thurston Ave. N.E., Olympia.
capital clubhouse offers men and women with mental issues and the homeless help with finding jobs, meals and housing and clothing. Capital Clubhouse needs donations of clean, wearable clothing, tents, tarps and blankets. It is open from 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Mondays-Fridays, and is at 618 Seventh Ave., S.E., Olympia. Call 360-357-2582 for information on donating or services.
Italian wine tasting and appetizers Uncork and Unwind wine shop will open its doors from 2-6 p.m. today for a private wine tasting to benefit the Olympia Sons of Italy Scholarship Fund. $20 gets participants five tastes and one full glass of their favorite wine. Additional glasses of wine, bottles and food will be for sale with a percentage going to the group. There also will be a 50-50 cash prize raffle. Uncork and Unwind is at 324 Custer Way S.W., Tumwater.
the illuminated ball shopping expedition Do you need a new dress or jacket for the Illuminated Ball? Enjoy an afternoon of shopping, with complimentary wine and cheese, from 3:30-5:30 p.m. Jan. 22 at Mandelin’s Clothing & Accessories Consignment, 222 Division St., Olympia. Ten percent of sales will be donated to support Procession of the Species and its Art Studio. 360-705-1087.
righteous mothers and steve schalchlin Enjoy two opportunities to see New York City composer, lyricist, pianist and performer Steve Schalchlin, along with Olympia’s own Righteous Mothers, all to benefit PFLAG. Two concerts begin at 8 p.m. Jan. 27 and 28 at Traditions Cafe, 300 Fifth Ave. S.E., Olympia. Suggested donation is $25.
Honest abe’s brewhouse bash Relax at the Grove Street Brewhouse, listen to good music, win prizes and help Turning Pointe Domestic Violence Shelter. A silent auction and raffle are also part of the evening. The event kicks off at 5 p.m. Feb. 17 at the brewhouse, 233 First St. S., Shelton. To make a donation by mail, send a check to: Turning Pointe, P.O. Box 2014, Shelton, WA 98584.