Saint Martin’s University students and the YWCA of Olympia will celebrate “Day of the Girl” with a free screening of “He Named Me Malala,” beginning at 6 p.m. Wednesday at the Worthington Conference Center at Saint Martin’s University, 5300 Pacific Ave. SE, Lacey.
The event is free, and open to the public. However, any donations collected will benefit the YWCA of Olympia.
To view a trailer, go to henamedmemalalamovie. com.
Here are other events this week:
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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 begins at 2 p.m. Information: bit.ly/2xIF33h.
Oly Science Brews: Regional scientists and experts share their work on the second Tuesday of each month at Three Magnets Brewing, 600 Franklin St., SE, Olympia. 6:30 p.m. socializing, and 7 p.m. presentation. This month’s theme is “The Gall of Some Insects! Wasps and Parasitoids That Eat Them.” All ages welcome. Register at wsta.net (click on “Event Calendar” at top of page, then on “Switch to Calendar View.” )
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 more than 50 times from 2003 to 2013. 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 Drive SW, Olympia. Admission includes lunch and ranges from $25-$35. Reserve a spot at 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, 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.
Water talk: Learn about how the Hirst decision can affect water use in our state. Speaking will be hydrogeologist Steve Neugebauer, who works in the private sector. The free presentation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Farm Bureau, 975 Carpenter Road NE, Lacey. Open to the public. Sponsored by the Farm Bureau and the Center for Self Governance.
Zine Fest 2017: The three-day event kicks off with a free Zine-athon at the Olympia Timberland Library, where participants can use the library’s supplies to create a zine, swap with other zine-makers, and partake in an open mic-style zine reading from 6:30 to 9 p.m. at the library, 313 Eighth Ave. SE. Information: olympiazinefest.org.
Take the stage: Wrinkles of Washington is having auditions for its Christmas Show “Melodies & Mistletoe” from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Virgil Clarkson Lacey Senior Center, 6757 Pacific Ave. SE, Lacey. New volunteer performers are invited to audition. For more information, call 360-459-0730.
Zine Fest 2017: The three-day event continues with an expo at The Olympia Center, 222 Columbia St. NW, where attendees can purchase zines and participate in workshops. The expo will be followed by zine readings and live music at Obsidian, 414 Fourth Ave. E. from 9 to 10 p.m. $5 suggested donation. Information: olympiazinefest.org.
Peace Works 2017: Participate in workshops, panel discussions and networking opportunities during Peace Works 2017, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the Kenneth J. Minnaert Center for Performing Arts at South Puget Sound Community College, 2011 Mottman Road SW, Olympia. Cost $20-$50. Information: bit.ly/2yszIQM.
Celebrate with writers: Attend a workshop led by writer-in-residence Dieuwke Van Turenhout at 10:30 a.m. to noonand continue with Hypatia-in-the-Woods’ 18th Anniversary celebration from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. featuring readings by and discussions with five former residents, with intervals of music and munchies, at Brilliant Moon Bookstore, 116 W Railroad Ave., Suite 104, Shelton. No charge, but donations will be accepted. For more information, contact Maitri Sojourner at email@example.com or 360-866-1357.