Where Washington Began: Humor columnist Dorothy Wilhelm will speak about her book “Where Washington Began” at 2 p.m. at DuPont City Hall, 1700 Civic Drive. The book contains vignettes and stories about Washington Territory and Washington State collected by Wilhelm over the 10 years of producing her TV show, “My Home Town.” Information: 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Native Plant Salvage Foundation: The annual dinner and volunteer recognition celebration is 5-9 p.m. at the Abigail Stuart House, 1002 Washington St. SE, Olympia. Suggested donation is $10-$50/person, but program volunteers are all welcome regardless of ability to contribute. RSVP required as the venue is small: 360-867-2167 or email@example.com. More information at nativeplantsalvage.org/volunteer-recognition.
Full STEAM ahead activity night: STEAM stands for science, technology, engineering, arts and math. 6-8 p.m. at the Tumwater Timberland Library, 7023 New Market St. SW. Children under age 9 may need adult help for some of the activities. Register at trl.org or at the library’s information desk.
Books, Brownies and Beans Used Book Sale: Proceeds benefit the homeless population of Thurston County. Sale is 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Olympia Unitarian Universalist Congregation, 2315 Division St. NW, Olympia.
Livin' Harmony: A four-part harmony group will perform at 2 p.m., Westminster Presbyterian Church 1925 Boulevard Rd SE in Olympia. They sing Gospel-style Barbershop music.