Women+ March on Olympia: Women will rally in Olympia, one year after the historic women’s marches in cities around the nation. The event runs from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on the Capitol Campus.
Sharing Teens and Elders Project: STEP is a multigenerational program in which teens and elders gather to laugh, learn and share. Event begins at 11 a.m. at the Olympia Senior Center, 222 Columbia St. NW. Newcomers welcome; no registration required. Information: 360-586-6181.
Snow Ball (A library dance for teens): Dress up in your favorite formal wear with your friends and take over the library for an after-hours, teens-only dance. You can dance to a hand-picked playlist (requests will be taken), visit the photo booth and enjoy a hot chocolate bar. The event runs 6:30-9 p.m. at the Olympia Timberland Library, 313 Eighth Ave. SE. For people 13-18 only. Tickets are free, and can be picked up at the library’s Youth Services Desk. No other library services will be available.
Nisqually Land Trust: Register for the annual site steward workshop where you can learn more about the Land Trust’s conservation priorities, restoration initiatives and site steward program. Each volunteer steward “adopts” a Land Trust protected area and monitors it periodically for changes. The program runs 9 a.m. to noon at the Nisqually National Wildlife Refuge Environmental Education Center. Information: 360-489-3400 or email@example.com.
Elma Winter Wine Festival: Enjoy wine tasting, beer garden, wine sales, food booths, gifts and merchandise, silent auction, booths and live entertainment from noon to 9 p.m. at the Grays Harbor Fair & Event Center in Elma. Save $5 by buying tickets in advance at Les Schwab Tires in west Olympia and Elma; Elma Variety Store; Elma Chamber of Commerce; and Whitney’s Chevrolet in Montesano — or charge by phone at 360-482-3055.
Olympia Historical Society/Bigelow House Museum annual meeting: The public program will recognize six businesses that have operated in Olympia for more than 100 years. The program runs 1-3 p.m. at The Olympia Center, 222 Columbia St. NW. After the program, the historical Society and museum will have their business meeting. Information: olympiahistory.org.
Tumwater Historical Association annual meeting: The gathering from 1-3 p.m. at The Schmidt House, 330 Schmidt Place SW, will feature Randy Francom telling stories and providing historical insights on the Lewis and Clark Expedition. A short business meeting will include election of officers, bylaws revisions, 2017 year in review, expectations for 2018 and the 2017 raffle drawing.
YWCA volunteer orientation: The YWCA Olympia has restructured its volunteer program, and its first volunteer orientation session is 6-8 p.m. at the YWCA, 220 Union Ave. SE, Olympia. Sign up at tinyurl.com/y7lfwbvz The agency offers volunteer opportunities in programs that include The Other Bank, Kathleen’s Closet, the Economic Empowerment Program and Girls Without Limits. For more information, call 360-352-0593.
March for Life: The Washington State March for Life opposing abortion is planned for noon to 1:30 p.m. on the Capitol Campus, between the Legislative Building and the Temple of Justice, and on the West Campus North Diagonal. Organizers estimate 5,000 people will attend.
SmileMobile offers dental care: The new SmileMobile, a van that travels the state offering dental services to children and pregnant women who might not otherwise have access to dental care, will be parked at Lydia Hawk Elementary School, 7600 Fifth Ave. SE, Lacey, all week. It provides dental examinations, cleanings, fillings and minor oral surgery. To make an appointment, call 888-286-9105. It accepts Apple Health (Medicaid) and offers a sliding-fee scale.
Learn about scams directed at seniors: Learn how to identify scams directed at seniors, and how to report these crimes at noon at the Virgil Clarkson Lacey Senior Center, 6757 Pacific Ave. SE. Information: 360-407-3967.
Wilderness lecture: The Thurston League of Women Voters and the Great Old Broads for Wilderness will present author and photographer George Wuerthner, who will present a talk called “Why Wilderness” from 7-9 p.m. at The Olympia Center Multipurpose Room A, 222 Columbia St. NW. Free. Information: firstname.lastname@example.org or 360-878-7319. Attendees will have the opportunity to learn more about the Thurston County League of Women Voters, the Great Old Broads for Wilderness, Black Hills Audubon, Thurston County Sierra Club, Washington Wild and the Mountaineers.
Pack The Gym for Thurston County Special Olympics: Watch the Thurston County Special Olympics Basketball players compete against each other and help raise money for the year-round sports programs. March in and opening ceremonies start at 6:30 p.m. at Capital High School, 2707 Conger Ave. NW, Olympia. To donate, contact Mark Barker at email@example.com.
Advanced care planning workshop: Would your loved ones be prepared to make health care decisions that honor your wishes in the event of a serious accident or sudden illness that left you incapacitated? Mason General Hospital will present a free seminar on advance care planning from 1-3 p.m. in the Washington Room at the hospital, 901 Mountain View Drive, Shelton. Planning documents will be provided, and participants are encouraged to bring the person they want as their health care agent. Pre-register by Saturday at 360-427-9544.
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