The Little Red Schoolhouse Barbecue 4-7 p.m. May 16 at the Olympia Lacey Church of God, 5005 Lacey Blvd. SE, Olympia. Proceeds buy students school supplies, backpacks, and clothing. Eat in or take out a Marv’s Marvlus Pit Bar-B-Q pulled pork sandwich, coleslaw, baked beans and a beverage for $10. It will feature live music, desserts for sale, and raffle items. Tickets are available at redschool.org, the Olympia Lacey Church of God, or at the door.
“Old Soldiers Ride” The Combat Veterans Motorcycle Association is hosting a poker run, raffle and social on May 18 to benefit the Washington Soldiers Home. The run kicks off with registration at 9 a.m. at Northwest Harley Davidson, 8000 Freedom Lane NE, Lacey. The ride wraps up with music, a raffle, and a barbecue at 2 Mile House Pub & Eatery, 4221 Harrison Ave. NW, Olympia. Cost is $15 per bike. For details or to donate, call Buck Torske, 360-529-1417.
thurston county food bank needs 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. NE, Olympia.