Do it for the kids
Bring the family out for a day of fun at Children’s Day, sponsored by the Lacey Timberland Library. There will be live music, performers, giant slides, bouncers, hands-on crafts, games and more from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday. The free event will take place at Huntamer Park, 618 Woodland Square Loop SE, Lacey.
Born a ramblin’ man
Wanting to be a cowboy since he was a boy, Ramblin’ Jack Elliott has been singing folk music since the 1950s. His distinct guitar and ability to bring old songs to new audiences made him an icon in the folk music world. He will be performing an 8 p.m. show Saturday at the Capitol Theater, 206 Fifth Ave. SE, Olympia. Tickets are $20 and $15 for Olympia Film Society members. Go to olympiafilmsociety.org for more information.
Have guitar, will travel
Coming from Mali, Vieux Farka Touré defied his parents to become a musician rather than a soldier. With speed and dexterity on the guitar, plus charisma and a big smile, Touré is often referred to as “The Hendrix of the Sahara.” He is coming to Rhythm & Rye, 311 Capitol Way N., Olympia, for an 8 p.m. show Monday. To find out more, call 306-705-0760.
Cider-making, history, period clothing
Make it a day discovering local history at the Thurston County Through the Decades and Cider Sunday community event. Learn about life during the years of 1875-1900 in Thurston County with hands-on activities and displays, period clothing, river walk tours and music. Bring your apples and containers, and have fun watching the homesteaders press fresh cider. It is from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday at Tumwater Falls Park, 110 Deshutes Parkway SW, Tumwater. The event is free; cider pressing costs $3 per gallon. For more information, go to tumwaterhistoricalassociation.org/specialevents.html.
Have a blast with bluegrass
First playing as a duo, Debby Nagusky and Don Share performed together for more than 20 years. When the two came together with Greg Glassman on bass, Julian Smedley on violin and viola, and Bob Knetzger on Dobro and banjo, The Debutones were formed. The group plays a mix of little-known songs, some folk and some bluegrass. Come out to see them perform at 8 p.m. Saturday at Traditions Café and World Folk Art, 300 Fifth Ave. SW, Olympia. Tickets are $15, $10 for student and low income. For more information, call 360-705-2819.