TED Talk: Does Money Make you Evil? Explore how money and the perception of being rich and powerful can change behavior for good or evil. The event is 10:15 a.m. Wednesday at Olympia Senior Center, 222 Columbia St NW, Olympia. Information: 360-586-6181 or www.southsoundseniors.org.
Thurston Solar Tour 2015: See how solar works in Thurston County from 10 a.m.- 4 p.m., at 10 local sites, both residential and commercial. The tour is a free, self-guided tour through both residential and commercial sites. Download the map and learn more at thurstonsolartour.com.
Hunter sight-in: Capitol City Rifle and Pistol Club, 14318 Littlerock Road, Littlerock, will hold a sight-in for firearms owners starting at 9 a.m. Instruction will cover the safe handling of firearms, including loading, aiming and firing hunting rifles. The club will supply all equipment, a 200-yard range, spotting scopes, sandbags, bench rests, targets and a range safety officer. $5. No appointments necessary; bring your rifle and ammunition; 360-956-0608 or ccrpclub.org.
Lacey South Sound Chamber Monthly Forum Luncheon: Featured speaker is Jan Teague, president and CEO of the Washington Retail Association. Registration begins at 11:30 a.m. Oct. 7 at the Worthington Center at Saint Martin’s University. The program begins promptly at noon. Cost for members who pre-register is $20. Cost for members who pay at the door and guests is $25. Participants are strongly encouraged to prepay online at tinyurl.com/laceyforum.
Mason County Power of the Purse: Turning Pointe Domestic Violence Services hosts the third annual Power of the Purse will be from 4-7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 9, at Little Creek Events Center, 91 W. State Route 108, in Shelton.Silent and live auctions. Tickets are $25 each, which includes entry, appetizers, dessert and cocktail or other beverage. Tickets may be purchased at www.turningpointe.org, at Turning Pointe’s Facebook page, or by calling 360-426-1216. Donations of new and gently used purses, wallets, and scarves may be made at 210 Pacific Court, in Shelton.
South Sound Women’s Day: Keynote speaker Marilyn McKenny highlights the event, which runs from 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Sat. Oct. 10. at South Puget Sound Community College Student Union Building, 2011 Mottman Rd SW, Olympia. Presentations include career, business, networking, home maintenance, cooking and financial education. Tickets are $75 if purchased by Oct. 3, $85 after Oct. 3. Includes lunch and wine reception. To register, visit wouthsoundwomensevents.org
Greater Olympia Classic Dixieland Jazz Society Sunday dance: The Bellingham Dixieland All Stars will be at the Olympia Elks Lodge 186, 1818 Fourth Ave, NE, Olympia on Oct. 11 from 1-4:30 p.m. Information: 360-943-9123. Members $10, general admission $14.
Candidates forum: The Mason County Senior Activities Center and the League of Women Voters of Mason County co-sponsor this free event from 2-4 p.m. at the Senior Activities Center, 190 W. Sentry Drive, Shelton. Featured candidates are seeking the Shelton positions of mayor, commissioner of finance and accounting, Port of Shelton Position 1, and four Shelton School District Board positions. Information: 360-426-7374.