Community Awareness TED Talks: This month’s talk is at 10:15 a.m. at Olympia Senior Center, 222 Columbia St NW. The talk illustrates how people lie to us, how we lie to ourselves and just how much we enjoy the whole process. Information: 360-586-6181 or southsoundseniors.org.
Music in the Park: Enjoy The Commanders Jazz Ensemble from 7-8 p.m. at Sylvester Park in downtown Olympia. This ensemble, under the direction of Master Sgt. Jeremiah True, is part of the Air Force Band of the Golden West and is the only active-duty Air Force band west of the Rockies.
Riverwalk Tours: Led by local historians, these free tours go through the historic heart of old Tumwater along the Deschutes River. This week’s tour will be led by Shanna Stevenson. The tour takes less than an hour and begins at 10:30 a.m. Thursdays, through Sept. 30, at the office at Tumwater Falls Park, 110 Deschutes Way SW. The tours are limited to 30 people. Information: www.olytumfoundation.org.
Senior Services 101: Tour the facilities and attend an orientation to all the activities, educational opportunities and services Senior Services for South Sound has to offer. 1 p.m., Olympia Senior Center, 222 Columbia Street NW. Information: 360-586-6181 or southsoundseniors.org.
Ghost Hunting 201: This is the first of a four-week class series that will include topics such as phantom hitchhikers, near-death experiences, famous ghosts and haunted places in Washington state, and cemetery investigations, including a real-time investigation of a cemetery investigated by the Olympia Paranormal Research Group. Meets at 6:30 p.m. at the Olympia Senior Center, 222 Columbia St. NW. $48 for the four-week class. Information 360-586-6181 or southsoundseniors.org.
Concerts on the Promenade: Enjoy the final event in the summer concert series from 3-8 p.m. at the Capital Mall Promenade, 2505 Fourth Ave W., Olympia. Students from the Rhythm Fire School play from 3-5 p.m.; Jones & Fischer will play from 6-8 p.m. Food and soft drinks will be available; bring your own seating. Admission is free, but a silent auction will benefit the American Red Cross. Information: www.shoppingcapitalmall.com/events/concerts-promenade or 360-754-8098.
Screen on the Green: Free outdoor movies Friday evening at the Tumwater Valley Golf Course, 4611 Tumwater Valley Drive SE. Movies begin at dusk. Low-backed chairs are allowed, but grills, umbrellas and pets are prohibited. Call the Tumwater Parks & Recreation office for more information: 360-754-4160. This week’s movie is “Big Hero 6” (PG), sponsored by Tumwater Chamber of Commerce.
Movies at the Mansion: Enjoy Alfred Hitchcock’s “Notorious,” the final film in the eighth annual Outdoor Classic Film Series at 8:45 p.m. on the front lawn at the State Capital Museum, 211 21st Ave. SW, Olympia. Admission is free, but a $2 donation is suggested. Bring your chairs and blankets. Soda, candy and popcorn will be available for purchase; coffee is free. Information: www.washingtonhistory.org/visit/scm/eventsprograms.
Meet the Teacher: Join many of the Senior Services for South Sound fall faculty for a presentation about fall courses beginning at 5:30 p.m., and again at 10:15 a.m. Sept. 2, at Olympia Senior Center, 222 Columbia St. NW. Each faculty member will make a formal five-minute presentation. There will be time for follow-up questions. Catalogs will be available and students may register after the presentation. Information: 360-586-6181 or visit www.southsoundseniors.org.
The 2015 Rally to Improve Birth: Rally to bring attention to the need for respectful care in U.S. childbirth. Begins at 10 a.m. at Heritage Park in downtown Olympia. Parents, children, health care providers, birth professionals and anyone else who supports safer, more respectful maternity care are welcome. Information: ImprovingBirth.org.
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