Ride for the Dogs Poker Run: Help shelter dogs with 125-mile motorcycle ride through Mason County that starts at JR’s Hideaway in Belfair. Sign-up is 8 a.m. to noon with first riders out at 10 a.m. Riders pay $15 and passengers $5. To donate prizes or sponsor the event, call 360-481-9962. Information: Adopt-A-Pet of Shelton Washington Facebook events page or 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 St. SE. The walk will visit several historic homes and include stops along Lacey and Ulery streets, Pacific Avenue and Seventh Avenue Southeast. Recommended age 14 and older. Information: 360-491-0857.
Pie contest: Judges will pick the best pies in three categories: fruit, other (nonfruit), and teen/youth bakers. Guidelines are available at the library information desk and on the library website. Entries will be received from 10 a.m.-noon Saturday at the Lacey Timberland Library, 500 College St. SE. Judging results will be announced at the awards ceremony at 3 p.m. Beverages and pie will be served, prizes will be given. For contest rules, go to bit.ly/2vkhuMj. More information at 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.
Greetings in the garden: A free event from 10 a.m. to noon is hosted by Olympia Waldorf School for families with children 1-5 years old. Meet the teachers for tea, snacks, playtime, a simple craft project for the little ones and conversation about the Waldorf approach to early childhood education. RSVP or inquire at firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 360-493-0906. The school is at 8126 Normandy St. SE, Olympia.
Ninth annual Olympia Pub Crawl: Fundraiser for Seattle Children’s Hospital, for childhood cancer research and family support. The event begins with a kickoff party at 2 p.m. at The Society, 120 Fourth Ave. E., and ends with a party starting at 7 p.m. at The Eagles Club, 805 Fourth Ave. E., with live music by Big Blue Van. Information: bit.ly/2uL4oqa. Entry fee is $35.
St. John’s Streetfest: The Episcopal church in Olympia will provide food, games and activities for children, and music and dance performances from 3 to 6 p.m. on 21st Avenue in front of the church, 114 20th Ave. SE, Olympia. Service in Spanish at 6 p.m.
Eclipse 101: Amateur astronomers and eclipse enthusiasts Jerry Eber and Day Jackson will talk about how to view the eclipse safely and demonstrate how to make pinhole viewers from 6:30 -7:30 p.m. at the Olympia Timberland Library. Information: TRL.org or 360-491-3860.
SafePlace meet and greet: Sarah Lloyd is the new executive director of SafePlace, Olympia’s domestic violence shelter. The public is invited to meet Lloyd at an open house from 4 to 7 p.m. at the SafePlace Community Service Center, 521 Legion Way SE, Olympia. Information: 360-786-8754.
Walk among the plants: Native Plant Salvage Foundation plant experts will lead a walk 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.
Race in film: Come watch and talk about the film “Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner” from 6:30-9 p.m. at the Olympia Unitarian Universalist Congregation sanctuary, 2315 Division St. NW, Olympia. Free refreshments and parking. Sponsored by the Black Alliance of Thurston County, Olympia Unitarian Universalist Congregation and The United Churches of Olympia.
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.
Bon Odori: Hosted by the Japanese American Citizens’ League of Olympia on Water Street between Fifth Avenue and Legion Way, the all-ages event encourages participation in Japanese folk dancing. At 5 p.m., booths open and martial arts and Okinawan taiko drum demonstrations are performed. Traditional participatory dancing starts at 7 p.m., followed by more taiko drum performance at 8 p.m., then dancing resumes until 9 and the evening ends with a luminary procession along Capitol Lake. Free and open to all. Information: 360-791-3295 or 360-556-8562, or firstname.lastname@example.org. See Facebook page for “JACL Olympia.”
Tumwater Artesian Brewfest: Sip craft beers from 50 Northwest breweries, and cider, wine and spirits, at this 21-and-older event that runs 1 to 8 p.m. at the Tumwater Valley Golf Club, 4611 Tumwater Valley Drive SE, Tumwater. Tickets at the gate are $25 for tasters (for five 5 1/2 -ounce tastes), $20 for military, $10 for designated drivers; additional tastes can be purchased for $1 a piece. Information: bit.ly/2hSm5D5.
Music in the Park: The final concert of this year’s outdoor concert series features the Air Force Band of the Golden West and The Commanders Big Band from 7-8 p.m. at the Port Plaza, 701 Columbia St. NW, Olympia. Free.
Western troubadour Kerry Grombacher: Grombacher will provide an evening of cowboy music and poetry at 7:30 p.m. 0 at the Lacey Timberland Library, 500 College St SE. Free. Information: TRL.org.