Are you participating in Timberland Reads Together, which is celebrating books written by Reyna Grande?
There’s a book discussion scheduled for Grande’s “The Distance Between Us,” 5 to 6:45 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 5, at Lacey Timberland Library, 500 College St. SE.
It’s a memoir about Grande’s life before and after immigrating from Mexico to the United States.
Refreshments will be served. For more information, call 360-491-3860.
Here are other local events this week:
Panorama Republicans: Port of Olympia candidate Gigi McClure and Lacey Police officer Jesse Hadley with the anti-crime unit are the guest speakers. Meeting begins at 2 p.m. in the Quinault Auditorium at Panorama, 1751 Circle Lane SE, Lacey. Information: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Fall Arts Walk: The twice yearly event will feature 44 performances and showcase the work of more than 144 artists at 89 locations in downtown Olympia. Event runs from 5 to 10 p.m. Friday, Oct. 6, and noon to 5 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 7. Arts Walk maps are available at participating event locations and olympiawa.gov/artswalk.
Book talk: Samhita Mukhopadhyay and Kate Harding, co-editors of the book “Nasty Women,” will discuss feminism, resistance, and revolution in Trump’s America from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at the Olympia Timberland Library, 313 8th Avenue SE. Copies of the book will available for sale and signing. Information: 360-352-0595.
Tales of Strange Washington: Hear speakers talk about some infamous individuals and incidents in our state, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., State Archives Building, 1129 Washington St. SE, Olympia.
Immunization clinic: Mason General Hospital Oakland Bay Pediatrics, in partnership with Shelton School District, will hold an Immunization Clinic from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Oakland Bay Pediatrics, 247 Professional Way, Shelton. Open to all school age children five years and up in Mason County. Preregister by calling 360-426-3102.
Lacey Children’s Day: Meet Wonder Woman and Captain America, and enjoy crafts, activities and a noon concert by Brian Waite Band during Lacey Children’s Day, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Huntamer Park, 618 Woodland Square Loop SE. Dress as your favorite super hero. Information: 360-491-0857.
Free concert: Tumwater Timberland Library presents musician Anjali Silva, 2-3 p.m. Accompanied by guitarist Steve Luceno, vocalist Silva will create a narrative of songs that will provide a deeper teaching of Mexican culture and the immigrants' experience from 2 to 3 p.m. Oct. 7 at Tumwater Timberland Library, 7023 New Market St. Information: 360-943-7790.
Fall Arts Walk: The twice yearly event event will feature 44 performances and showcase the work of more than 144 artists at 89 locations in downtown Olympia. Runs from noon 5 p.m. on Saturday. Event maps and artist listing are available at participating event locations and online at: olympiawa.gov/artswalk.