Thursday (Oct. 15)
History talk at noon: Featured speaker this month is Tracy Rebstock from State Archives at noon at Schmidt House, 330 Schmidt Place SW, Tumwater. Seating is first-come, and doors open at 11:30 a.m. Free. Information: olytumfoundation.org, 360-786-8117.
World Affairs Council: Monthly lecture features Professor Nader Nazemi, University of Washington Bothell, on “The Nuclear Agreement and Future Directions in Iranian Politics,” and will begin at 7:30 p.m. at the Olympia Center, 222 Columbia St. NW. Space is limited, so plan to arrive early. Information: 360-753-2428.
Rachel Corrie Foundation for Peace and Justice: Dr. Yasser Abu Jamei, director of the Gaza Community Mental Health Programme, will discuss physical and psychological health in Gaza at noon at First Christian Church, 701 Franklin St SE, in downtown Olympia. Admission is free, but donations are encouraged.
Reaching Up and Reaching Out: Unity of Olympia celebrates 60 years with a fundraiser at 7 p.m. The Rev. Howard Caesar of Houston will be the keynote speaker. Caesar led Unity from 1976 to 1983. The event is free, but tickets are required and may be reserved by calling 360-942-5757.
YMCA Cupcake Cabaret: Second annual Briggs Y Cupcake Cabaret from 2-4 p.m. at 1530 Yelm Highway, Olympia. Cost is $10 per person. Proceeds benefit the YMCA.
Seriously funny: Everett Community College Professor Mike VanQuickenborn offers a unique take on humor, film and philosophy in movies at 2 p.m. at the Olympia Senior Center, 222 Columbia St. NW, Olympia. Free. Information: southsoundseniors.org or humanities.org/calendar-events.
Hunting for Olympia History: Researchers will be available to help find history of property, Olympia or families. Copies are 25 cents per page. 10 a.m. at the state Archives, 1129 Washington St. SE. Email research requests to firstname.lastname@example.org by Wednesday.
Love a Pit Bull Day: The day starts with the Bully Walk, picnic, play time and rescue groups, 10:30 a.m.-2 p.m. at Marathon Park at Capitol Lake in Olympia. Information: covenantcreatures.com.
Candidate forum: Candidates for port commissioner and Olympia school board director will discuss issues 7:30-8:45 p.m. Oct. 21 at the Olympia Timberland Regional Library, 313 Eighth Ave. SE. Q&A will follow the prepared remarks. Information: 360-352-0595.
12th annual Denim & Diamonds: A fundraising event presented by the Karen Hilburn Breast and Cervical Cancer Fund, a chapter of Mason General Hospital Foundation, will be at 4 p.m. at the Alderbrook Resort & Spa in Union. Tickets are $50 per person with all proceeds to benefit women in the community needing assistance to pay for the diagnoses and treatment of breast and cervical cancers. Dress is casual, with denim and diamonds optional. Reservations are required by Sunday by calling 360-427-3623 for tickets. Information: masongeneral.com/hilburn.html.