Celtic harpist and violist to play Cafe Love: Debut Olympia performance by Oregon Celtic harpist and multi-instrumentalist David Helfand and violist Justin Lader, 7 p.m. at Café Love, 205 Fourth Ave. E., Olympia. $5-$10. Information: davidhelfand.com.
Pirate fundraiser for cancer awareness: Noon-6 p.m. at Gabi’s Olympic Cards and Comics, 4230 Pacific Ave., Lacey. The event is to raise money and awareness for defuse intrinsic pontine glioma (DIPG), a rare form of brain cancer. Ethan Tacheny died of the disease. The crew of the Emerald Rose (the B.O.O.M. Pirates) will be on hand to sing sea shanties, crack whips, sword fight and play games with attendees. Donation boxes will be set up. Pirate costumes are encouraged. Information: 360-459-7721.
Thurston County Emergency Preparedness Expo: The free event starts at 10 a.m. at Yelm High School, 1315 W. Yelm Ave., Yelm. Every attendee will receive a free safety bag with instructions on how to create an emergency response kit. Dozens of vendors will provide information and demonstrations on how to prepare, respond and recover from the next disaster. Information: co.thurston.wa.us/em or facebook.com/ThurstonEM.
Kiwanis garden tour and celebration: Tour kicks off at 10 a.m., at Goche Garden, 3020 Friendly Grove Road, and proceeds to the Capitol Campus Garden and the West Side Garden, 3839 11th Ave. NW, where live music will be performed. Refreshments provided. The event is free; however, donations will be accepted to support next year’s Olympia Kiwanis Food Bank Garden Internship Program. Information: facebook.com/olympiakiwanisfoodbankgarden.
Meet the Team ride: Local nonprofit cycling club CBC Racing/Olympia Orthopaedic Associates Cycling Team will ride at 10 a.m. Saturday at Tumwater Falls Park for a friendly 20-30 mile ride. Information at cbcracing.org and facebook.com/CBC-Bicycle-Racing-Team-Olympia-WA-374460622602466/timeline or contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 360-359-3395.
Fish Brewing Company’s 17th annual Oktoberfest: The event features local bands Brown Edition and Mona Reels, as well as a rotating selection of craft beers, ciders, wines and food. Tickets are available at the pub, 515 Jefferson St. SE and online at brownpapertickets.com/event/2220577.
Hunter sight-in: Capitol City Rifle and Pistol Club, 14318 Littlerock Road, Littlerock, will hold a sight-in for firearms owners starting at 9 a.m. Instruction will cover the safe handling of firearms, including loading, aiming and firing hunting rifles. The club will supply all equipment, 200-yard range, spotting scopes, sandbags, bench rests, targets and range safety officer. $5. No appointments necessary; bring your rifle and ammunition; 360-956-0608 or ccrpclub.org.