Bibliotopia: 5:30 to 6:30 p.m., Tumwater Timberland Regional Library, 7023 New Market St., Tumwater. Adults are invited to join in an evening of snacks and conversation about their latest literary finds. Free. Call 360-943-7790.
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Tasting of Walter Dacon Wines: 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday, Dockside Bistro, 501 Columbia St. N.W., Olympia. Four pours for $6 with complementary bread and cheese. For more information, visit www.docksidebistro.com.
Improv Comedy with Fools Play: 8 p.m. Saturdays, Mud Bay Coffee, 1600 Cooper Point Road S.W., Olympia. $5/$4 with drink purchase. Visit www.foolsplay.net.
The Mason County Concert Association presents pianist Rudolph Budginas: 7 p.m. Sept. 17, Shelton High School Auditorium, 3737 Shelton Springs Road, Shelton. Lithuanian-born concert pianist Rudolf Budginas incorporates his classical training, his own jazz arrangements, knowledge of music and sense of humor into his performances to connect with his audience. Tickets are $20. Call 360-426-1842.
Today in History
In 1803, explorer Meriwether Lewis departed Pittsburgh, sailing down the Ohio River; he joined up with William Clark in Louisville, Ky., the following October. (The next year, Lewis and Clark began their famous expedition toward the Pacific coast.)
In 1888, Mary Ann Nichols, the apparent first victim of “Jack the Ripper,” was found slain in London’s East End.
In 1935, President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed an act prohibiting the export of U.S. arms to belligerents.
In 1941, the radio program “The Great Gildersleeve” debuted on NBC.
One year ago: With Hurricane Gustav approaching New Orleans, Mayor Ray Nagin pleaded with the last of its residents to get out, imposed a dusk-to-dawn curfew on those who were staying and warned looters they would be sent directly to prison.
Chandra Cook: Turned 18 on Aug. 1
Nicholas Villalovos: Turned 13 on Aug. 2
Chase Lamoreaux: Turned 16 on Aug. 3
Poppy Long: Turned 4 on Aug. 7
Cassidy Michelle Wingo: Turned 6 on Aug. 7
Cody Justice Wingo: Turned 6 on Aug. 7
Colby Cook: Turned 6 on Aug. 8
Faith Lee Smith: Turned 2 on Aug. 9
Jennifer Crooks: Turned 18 on Aug. 11
Savannah Johnson: Turned 11 on Aug. 13
Audriano Aliotta: Turned 5 on Aug. 15
Benjamin Cole Wingo: Turned 8 on Aug. 16
Logan Clark: Turned 10 on Aug. 17
Taylor Tibbetts: Turned 12 on Aug. 18
Angela Makoviney: Turned 13 on Aug. 19
Paeton Elizabeth Malizio: Turned 1 on Aug. 19
Michael Chavez: Turned 14 on Aug. 21
Tucker Patrick Downing: Turned 1 on Aug. 22
Kylan Wood: Turned 12 on Aug. 22
Michala “Halo” Lowry: Turned 7 on Aug. 22
Natalie DeFord: Turned 15 on Aug. 22
Julian Micheal Geesey: Turned 3 on Aug. 24
Jourdan Leon Weiks: Turned 16 on Aug. 25
Andrew Shepard: Turned 1 on Aug. 25
Lizzie VanDeventer: Turned 6 on Aug. 27
Bethany Howe: Turned 10 on Aug. 29
Marielle Sage Orman: Turned 6 on Aug. 29
Andy Baker: Turned 17 on Aug. 30
La Shara Brown: Turned 15 on Aug. 30
Sabrina Husseini: Turned 12 on Aug. 30
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