National Novel Writing Month Kickoff: Learn writing tips, get prompts and participate in a mini-workshop, 6-9 p.m. at Lacey Timberland Library, 500 College Street SE. Information: 360-491-3860 or TRL.org.
Memory Café: 2:30 p.m. at River’s Edge Restaurant, 4611 Tumwater Valley Drive SE, Olympia. An opportunity for people dealing with memory challenges and their loved ones/caregivers to enjoy an afternoon social time with other people going through the same challenges. 360-407-3967 or SouthSoundSeniors.org.
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Dancing for STARS: 4 p.m. at the Olympia Senior Center, 222 Columbia St. NW, Olympia. This is a benefit for the STARS Adult Day Program at Senior Services for South Sound. The evening will feature dance performances. $15 general admission, $10 seniors/children. Purchase tickets at the door, online at SouthSoundSeniors.org or at the Olympia or Virgil Clarkson Lacey senior centers.
Best Rummage Sale on Earth: 9 a.m. at the Virgil Clarkson Lacey Senior Center, 6757 Pacific Ave SE. More information at SouthSoundSeniors.org or by calling 360-407-3967.
NaNoWriMo Write Ins: Drop in and join other writers (middle-school and older) for dedicated time, noon-5 p.m., refreshments, at LaceyTimberland Library, 500 College Street SE. 360-491-3860 or TRL.org.
Black Alliance of Thurston County: The second annual founding celebration, 1-4 p.m., at Risen Faith Fellowship, 2129 Fourth Ave. E., Olympia. Includes recognition and dinner. Children welcome. Information: BlackAllianceThurstonCounty@gmail.com
Workshop Series: Birds, Bees and Trees: “Beautiful Landscape Solutions for South County Yards” is a two-part series. Part one is 2-5 p.m. and is aimed at helping South County residents create a beautiful landscape that will survive the rocky soils and cooler temperatures typical of Littlerock, Grand Mound, Scatter Creek and other south Thurston County areas. For the second workshop, which is optional, local landscape experts will review your draft plan, offer feedback on ways to improve it for success and help you move your dreams for your yard into reality. The second workshop is Dec. 15 from 6-9 p.m. Both events are at Maytown Assembly of God, 2920 Tierney St. SW, Olympia. Information: Erica Guttman at 360-867-2164. Register at streamteam.info/getinvolved/calendar.
Women Vietnam Veterans, Our Untold Stories: The Olympia Timberland Library will host Army Sgt. Major Donna Lowery, one of the first women to serve in Vietnam. Her book includes stories from all services. The library is at 313 Eighth Avenue SE. Information: 360-352-0595 or TRL.org
The Age of Active Wisdom: A discussion about “active aging” is planned at 3 p.m. at Olympia Senior Center, 222 Columbia St. NW, Olympia. Information call 360-586-6181 or visit SouthSoundSeniors.org.