Harbor Days Maritime Festival and Tugboat Races: Olympia’s annual festival runs10 a.m.-6 p.m. Sunday at Percival Landing and the Port Plaza. On Sunday, tugboats process at noon, then race at 1 p.m. on Budd Inlet. Information: harbordays.com.
Labor Day Picnic: The Thurston-Lewis-Mason Counties Labor Council invites union members and their families to its annual Labor Day Picnic from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Sept. 7 at Stan Hedwall Park, 1501 Rice Road (Interstate 5 Exit 76) in Chehalis. Free food, refreshments and children’s entertainment will be available.
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The 2015 Rally to Improve Birth: Rally for respectful care in U.S. childbirth begins at 10 a.m. Sept. 7 at Heritage Park in Olympia. Information: improvingbirth.org.
Travelogues: By Boat to Bella Bella: In this interactive presentation that begins at 10:15 a.m. at the Olympia Senior Center, 222 Columbia St. NW, Llyn de Danaan talks about Native Americans, Japanese Americans and European Americans who have lived and worked on Oyster Bay and who helped to develop not only its shellfish industry, but also its living history. Information: 360-586-6181 or southsoundseniors.org.
First Responders celebration: Lacey Lions Clubs will honor local police and fire members with a celebration beginning at 10 a.m. at the Thurston County Sheriff’s Office station in Tumwater, at 7721 New Market St. SW; at 11 a.m. at the Lacey Police Dept., 420 College St. SE; and at noon at Lacey Fire District 3, 1231 Franz St. SE. There will be cakes, chili and proclamations from Gov. Jay Inslee.
Olympia Garden Club plant sale: A wide variety of perennials, shrubs and succulents will be on sale from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at Johnson’s Nursery, 7032 Spurgeon Creek Road SE, Olympia. Proceeds support student scholarships and horticultural grants for Thurston County teachers.
Feast at the Reach fundraiser: The Nisqually Reach Nature Center is putting on an outdoor dinner that features Nisqually salmon, gourmet food, beverages, a raffle and silent auction from 4-6 p.m. Sept. 12 at 4949 D’Milluhr Drive NE, at Luhr Beach. Tickets are $50, or $40 for members of the center. Information: www.nisquallyestuary.com or 360-790-0547.
League of Women Voters: The Thurston County League of Women Voters will host a free public forum on the TransPacific Partnership, at 6:30 pm, at the Olympia Center, 222 Columbia St. NW.
Discover Lake Sylvia Fall Festival: The Friends of Schafer and Lake Sylvia invite the public to the sixth annual Discover Lake Sylvia Fall Festival at Lake Sylvia State Park in Montesano, 7 a.m.-4 p.m. Sept. 19 at Lake Sylvia State Park, 1812 N. Lake Sylvia Road Montesano. (Find it on an online map at https://goo.gl/maps/bmTq5.) The family-oriented festival kicks off with a camp pancake breakfast; a 10K, half marathon and 2-mile family fun run; music; kid’s games and races; an artist’s market; food vendors; boy scout cooking demonstrations and more. To participate in the runs, please contact email@example.com. Shuttle service will be available at Simpson Elementary School, 519 W. Simpson Ave., Montesano. Discover pass needed to park at the lake. For more information, contact Stet Palmer at 360-789-9953 or go to fosls.org.