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 Rd SE. $16. For reservations call 360-943-0627 or 360- 412-3123.
Author event: Port Townsend author Kaci Cronkhite reads from “Finding Pax: The Unexpected Journey of A Little Wooden Boat. 7 p.m., Browsers bookshop, 107 Capitol Way N., Olympia.
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Washington State University Alumni Association picnic: The South Sound Chapter hosts 5:30 to 8 p.m. at the Jacob Smith House, 4500 Intelco Loop SE in Lacey. All Cougars, friends and family, and future Cougars are welcome to attend. Main dish and beverages provided; bring a side salad or dessert. The event is free but registration is requested at alumni.wsu.edu.
Little Red Schoolhouse Radio Day: Fundraiser to send students “back to school with pride.” Collecting school supplies, backpacks, new or clean, gently used coats, new socks and underwear, or money to purchase supplies. Come to Mixx 96.1 at the corner of State Avenue and Washington Street, Olympia, 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. Donations may also be mailed to Little Red Schoolhouse at PO Box 6302, Olympia, WA 98507. Information: www.redschool.org for more information.
Ride for the Dogs Poker Run: Help shelter dogs with 125 mile motorcycle ride through Mason County Starts at JR’s Hideaway in Belfair. Sign-up is 8 a.m. to noon with first riders out at 10 a.m.M.. Riders $15 and passengers $5. Sign up the day of the event or register online before Aug. 6. To donate prizes or sponsor the event call 360-481-9962. For more information or to register, visit the Adopt-A-Pet of Shelton Washington Facebook events page or www.adoptapet-wa.org.
Lacey walking tour: Take a free tour of the oldest neighborhood in Lacey at 10 a.m. The tour begins and ends at the Lacey Museum, 829 Lacey Street SE. The walk will highlight several historic homes and include stops along Lacey and Ulery Streets, Pacific Avenue and Seventh Avenue SE. Recommended age 14 and older. Information: 360- 491-0857.
Lacey Community Pie Contest: Pie will be judged in fruit, other, and teen/youth categories Entries received 10 a.m. -noon. Awards at 3, at the Lacey timberland Library, 500 College St. SE. Information: www.TRL.org or 360-491-3860.
Mental illness education event: Learn about the role family and community support plays in recovery, 11 a.m.-4 p.m., Western State Hospital, 9601 Steilacoom Blvd. SW, Lakewood, building 10, off Sentinel Drive. Lunch provided. Information: email@example.com.
St. John's Streetfest: From 3 to 6 p.m. on 21st Street in front of the church, 114 20th Ave SE, Olympia. There will be food, games and activities for children, music and dance performances. Service in Spanish at 6.
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: www.nativeplantsalvage.org or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Olympian Pet Parade: Beauties & Beasts, 8 a.m., Heritage Park, Olympia. Judging is done before the parade winds through downtown, ending at Sylvester Park, where participants get goodie bags and ice cream. Free.