A free screening of National Geographic’s documentary “From the Ashes” begin at 7 p.m. Thursday (Oct. 5) at Olympia Unitarian Universalist Congregation, 2315 Division St. NW, Olympia. It is open to the public, and will be followed by a panel discussion and Q&A.
“The film captures communities across the country as they wrestle with the legacy of the coal industry,” stated a news release about the event. “From Appalachia to the Montana coal plant that provides 30 percent of Olympia’s power, the film goes beyond the ‘war on coal’ to present compelling stories about what’s at stake for our economy, health, and climate.”
To view a trailer of the film, go to www.fromtheashesfilm.com.
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.
Walk and view salmon: Capitol Volkssport Club is hosting a 5K and 10K at Tumwater Falls Park, 110 Deschutes Way SW. Registration at 9:50 a.m., and learn about salmon hatchery operations and watch the salmon run. The 10K walking option goes around Capitol Lake and to the Legislative Building, where a docent will talk about the building’s history. Open to the public. For more information Bill Spaulding at 253-414-8224 or visit the club web site at capitolvolkssportclub.org.
Book discussion: Join a discussion on the book “The Distance Between Us,” 5 to 6:45 p.m., at Lacey Timberland Library, 500 College St. SE. Explore themes and share thoughts inspired by Reyna Grande’s memoir “The Distance Between Us,” which is part of the Timberland Reads program. Refreshments will be served. Information: 360-491-3860.
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.
Take the stage: Wrinkles of Washington is holding auditions for their Christmas Show “Melodies & Mistletoe” from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Virgil Clarkson Lacey Senior Center, 6757 Pacific Avenue SE, Lacey. Auditions are scheduled for the same time on Saturday, Oct. 14. New volunteer performers are invited to audition. For further information, please call 360-459-0730.
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.
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.
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.
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.