Farming Presentation for Young Adults: Local farmers talk about why they continue to farm, how they came to farming, and what they do to stay successful and profitable. Livestock projects will be represented. 6-8:30 p.m. at Western Farm Supply, 139 Stage St. N., Tenino. RSVP to Nora White, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Olympia World Affairs Council: “Vladimir Putin’s Plan to Make Russia Great Again,” presented by Thomas Rainey, The Evergreen State College.7:30 p.m. at Thurston Economic Development Council, 4220 Sixth Ave. SE, Lacey. Free. 360-866-1652.
Giving You the Business: The Schmidt House presents a preview of a long-term local history project on Tumwater businesses since 1845. Doors open at 11:30 a.m. First-come, first-seated. Donations accepted. Talks are recorded and shown on TCTV, Comcast channel 26, or tctv.net.
Race in Film: The Black Alliance of Thurston County, Olympia Unitarian Universalist Congregation, and The United Churches of Olympia present The African Americans: Many Rivers to Cross, Part 1. 6:30-9 p.m. in the OUUC sanctuary, 2315 Division St. NW, Olympia.
Sharing Teens and Elders Project: STEP is a multigenerational volunteer program in which teenagers and older people bridge barriers to form friendships. 11 a.m., Olympia Senior Center, 222 Columbia St. NW, Olympia. 360-586-6181, southsoundseniors.org.
Paper Airplane Flight School and Contest: The Olympic Flight Museum will host, 1-3:30 p.m. Children and adults can learn to fold and fly paper airplanes. Experts will guide construction, first flight and advanced maneuvering. $7 admission includes instruction, materials and a snack. Spectator and general admission is $5. Children 6 and younger are free. The Olympic Flight Museum is at the Olympia Regional Airport, Tumwater. olympicflightmuseum.com, 360-705-3925.
Healing Anxiety: Meditation and Peace of Mind: Class will examine anxiety, what causes anxiousness and how to overcome anxiety. 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Tushita Kadampa Buddhist Center, 211 Legion Way SW, Olympia. $25. Information or to register: 360-754-7787, meditateinolympia.org.
“Where Washington Began”: Humor columnist Dorothy Wilhelm will speak about her book, “Where Washington Began.” 2 p.m. at DuPont City Hall, 1700 Civic Drive. The book contains vignettes and stories about Washington as a territory and state collected by Wilhelm over the 10 years of producing her TV show “My Home Town.” 253-964-2399.
Thurston County League of Women Voters: Topic will be Hidden Impacts of Poverty, 6:30 p.m. in Room A at the Olympia Community Center, 222 Columbia St. NW.
New Year “Newtrition”: A holistic approach to nutrition, 12:30 p.m. at the Virgil Clarkson Lacey Senior Center, 6757 Pacific Ave. SE, Lacey. Presented by Dawna Linderman. southsoundseniors.org, 360-407-3967.
Co-existence: A Wolf Panel: Speakers examine the complexities of wolf recovery, 6-8 p.m. in Lecture Hall 1, Purce Hall at The Evergreen State College, 2700 Evergreen Parkway NW, Olympia. Free with student ID, $3 advance at the Greener Bookstore, $5 at the door. evergreenpaws.wixsite.com/paws or email@example.com.