Thurston County Fair: The fair is open from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. through Saturday, and 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday at the fairgrounds at 3054 Carpenter Road SE, Lacey. Tickets are $7 for general admission, but can be purchased in advance at a discount. Information: bit.ly/2uTNCK0.
Music in the Park, Friday edition: The weekly concert moves to Friday night at Olympia’s Port Plaza, with rock band Wally & The Beaves, featuring Danny Vernon as Elvis. Free. Information: musicintheparkolympia.com.
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Stories in the Park, Stories in the Dark: Listen to folktales told in the oral storytelling tradition by members of South Sound Story Guild starting at 7 p.m. at Priest Point Park, 2600 East Bay Drive NE, Olympia. Bring blanket or lawn chairs. Family friendly first half, spooky tales in second half. Information: 360-753-8380.
Capitol Land Trust Summer Gala & Auction: The trust’s event runs from 5-9 p.m. at Triple Creek Farm on Olympia’s west side. Event includes live music, drinks and appetizers, silent and live auctions, and dinner. Proceeds support land conservation and education programs. Must be 21 or older to attend. Tickets are $100. Information: capitollandtrust.org/gala, 360-943-3012.
Jazz festival: Six jazz groups entertain from 3 to 9 p.m. at the Yelm City Park and Community Center. Free admission and parking, plus food, wine and beer available. Information: 360-791-2900.
Peterson Farm Tour: The Nisqually Land Trust hosts the Nisqually River shoreline tour from 10 a.m to 12:30 p.m. The tour is a 1.5-mile round-trip walk, described as easy to moderate. Register at firstname.lastname@example.org, 360-489-3400.
What’s New at the Fair: Stonecroft Christian Women’s Connection lunch and speaker. Noon, at Panorama Gallery next to Seventeen51 Restaurant, 1600 Sleater-Kinney Road SE. $16. For reservations, call 360-943-0627 or 360- 412-3123.
Washington State University Alumni Association picnic: The South Sound Chapter hosts a picnic 5:30 to 8 p.m. at the Jacob Smith House, 4500 Intelco Loop SE, Lacey. All Cougars, friends and family, and future Cougars are welcome. Main dish and beverages provided; bring a side salad or dessert. The event is free. Please register at alumni.wsu.edu.
Little Red Schoolhouse Radio Day: Fundraiser to send students with the proper gear. The event collects school supplies, backpacks (new or clean), gently used coats, new socks and underwear, or money to buy supplies. Come to Mixx 96.1 at the corner of State Avenue and Washington Street, Olympia, 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. Donations can be mailed to Little Red Schoolhouse at P.O. Box 6302, Olympia, WA 98507. Information: redschool.org.
Native plant walk: Native Plant Salvage Foundation plant experts lead along Olympia’s McLane Creek Nature Trail off of Delphi Road. All ages. 6-7 p.m. Donation of $5-$20 suggested. Information: nativeplantsalvage.org or email@example.com.