Enjoy free games, arts, crafts, food, entertainment and other activities during Lacey Children’s Day from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 7, at Huntamer Park in Woodland Square, 618 Woodland Square Loop SE.
The family event is sponsored by Lacey Parks and Recreation and the Lacey Timberland Library. It will be held rain or shine and will include a noon concert by Brian Waite Band. This year’s theme is super heroes, and attendees are encouraged to wear a super hero costume for the occasion.
For more information, go to 360-491-0857.
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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. 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.
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. Event maps and artist listing are available at participating event locations and online at: olympiawa.gov/artswalk.
Jazz concert: Listen to Vendredi’s Bag, a jazz quintet, at 3 p.m. at St. John’s Episcopal Church, 114 20th Avenue SE, Olympia. Suggested donations of $20 general, and $10 for students and 55 and up.
Celebrate Indigenous People: Hear speakers and celebrate with community members during Indigenous Peoples Day, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., at the Washington State Capitol. This year’s theme is “Honoring Our Indigenous Women.” A grand entry of dancers will begin at 2 p.m. Information: bit.ly/2xIF33h.
Oly Science Brews: Regional scientists and experts share their work and in the field of science on the second Tuesday of each month at Three Magnets Brewing Company, 600 Franklin St SE, Olympia. 6:30 socializing and 7:00 presentation. This month’s theme is “The Gall of Some Insects! Wasps and Parasitoids that eat them.” Register at wsta.net (click on events).
Free concert: Olympia Timberland Library, 313 Eighth Ave. SE, presents “Remembering Pete Seeger with Spook Handy,” 7:30 to 8:45 p.m. Handy performed alongside Pete Seeger at festivals and concerts over 50 times from 2003 to 2013. This program is for adults. For more information call 360-352-0595.
Candidates forum: Join the Thurston County Chamber from 11:15 a.m. to 1 p.m. for a forum and reception featuring the Port of Olympia candidates at Hotel RL, 2300 Evergreen Park Dr. SW, Olympia. Admission includes lunch and ranges from $25-$35. Reserve a spot at www.thurstonchamber.com.
Free lecture: Hear “State of a Civilization: Islam and Muslims in the 21st Century” featuring Sarah Eltantawi, professor of Comparative Religions and Islamic Studies at The Evergreen State College at 7 p.m. at 1224 Legion Way SE, Olympia.. The event is open to the community and is sponsored by First Methodist Church of Olympia and Humanities Washington. For more information contact Randi Moe at Rmoe2000@comcast.net or 360-402-8523.
Film screening: A screening of “He Named Me Malala” will begin at 6 p.m. at the Worthington Conference Center at Saint Martin’s University, 5300 Pacific Ave. SE, Lacey. The event is open to the public. Free, however any donations collected will benefit the YWCA of Olympia.