Mason County Power of the Purse: Turning Pointe Domestic Violence Services hosts its third Power of the Purse, 4-7 p.m. at Little Creek Events Center, 91 W. state Route 108, Shelton. Silent and live auctions. $25 tickets include oute 108, Shelton. Silent and live auctions. $25 tickets include entry, appetizers, dessert, and a cocktail or another beverage. Tickets are at turningpointe.org, at Turning Pointe’s Facebook page or by calling 360-426-1216. Donate new and gently used purses, wallets and scarves at 210 Pacific Court, Shelton.
Helping female veterans: A fundraiser to help provide safe housing for homeless female vets and their children will be from 7 p.m. to midnight at the Olympia Eagles Club, 805 Fourth Ave. E. Cost is $20. The evening will feature Laura Lowe and the Mud Bay Blues Band, and will also feature a spaghetti dinner and cash bar. Information, email email@example.com.
South Sound Women’s Day: Speaker Marilyn McKenny headlines the event from 8 a.m.-5:30 p.m. at South Puget Sound Community College’s Student Union Building, 2011 Mottman Road SW. Topics include career, business, networking, home maintenance, cooking and financial education. Tickets are $85 and include lunch, and a wine reception. Register at southsoundwomensevents.org.
Auditions: Wrinkles of Washington will have its Christmas show auditions from 10 a.m.-noon, at the Lacey Senior Center, 6757 Pacific Ave. SE. WOW’s Christmas shows will be Dec. 5 at the Lacey Senior Center and Dec. 12 at The Olympia Center, 222 Columbia St. NW.
About orcas: Orca expert and author Erich Hoyt speaks at 7 p.m. at the Olympia Friends Meeting Hall, 3021 Boston Harbor Road NE, in Olympia. The event is co-sponsored by Washington Foundation for the Environment, Ravenwind Farms and Taylor Shellfish. Tickets are $10 general; and $5 for students, seniors, people under 12. Tickets are available through Brown Paper Tickets at brownpapertickets.com/event/2259652.
Salmon bake, potluck: The Friends of Schafer and Lake Sylvia will host a traditional salmon bake and potluck at 1 p.m., at Schafer State Park, 1365 W. Schafer Park Road, in Elma. Members will provide salmon and beverages; potluck are appreciated. A donation of $7 is requested to help with event expenses. Washington State Discover Passes are required and will be available at the park. Information: Stet Palmer, 360-789-9953 or visit FOSLS.org.