Police and community: The Ad Hoc Committee on Police and Community Relations will have its third community forum at 5 p.m. at First Christian Church, 701 Franklin St. SE. Although the focus of the forum will primarily be on the social service community, it is open to all community members. Information about the committee and upcoming meetings is at olympiawa.gov/city-government/advisory-committees/police-relations-committee.aspx.
Kids Helping Kids Benefit Concert: Olympia Youth Chorus presents its annual concert, “Ringing in the Season,” with shows beginning at 5:30 p.m. and 7 p.m. at Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, 1515 Harrison Ave. NW. Two separate programs will be on the same evening, highlighting seasonal favorites and featured soloists. The first concert is 5:30-6:15 p.m., featuring two younger choirs, dolce and bel canto. The second concert will be 7-8:30 p.m., featuring three older choirs, coro voce, forza and cantabile. Admission is free with donations accepted for the FORKids Program at the Thurston County Food Bank. Information: olympiayouthchorus.org.
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Schmidt House historic tour: The Olympia Tumwater Foundation and the city of Tumwater present a free guided tour of Tumwater’s historic Schmidt House. Doors open at 10:45 a.m., tour begins at 11 a.m., at 330 Schmidt Place, Tumwater. Call 360-786-8117 to confirm your attendance. The tour includes three levels of stairways. Tours last just over an hour.
Volunteer orientation: AARP Tax-Aide is looking for volunteers to prepare federal income tax returns. Tax-Aide volunteers provide free tax return preparation and electronic filing for low- and middle-income members of our community. Volunteers of all ages and background are welcome at a volunteer orientation from 1-3 p.m., at the Olympian Community Room, 111 Bethel St. NE, Olympia. Contact Kirsten Klein at 360-269-5771 or email@example.com.
‘Worst Christmas Ever:’ The concert takes a humorous look at holidays gone wrong, presented by Rainier Ringers handbell ensemble. The concert incorporates stories, video, vocals, costumes and an audience singalong. “Worst Christmas Ever” will be performed at 7:30 p.m. at Lacey Presbyterian Church, 3045 Carpenter Road SE. For more information go to rainierringers.org or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Native arts fair: The Longhouse at Evergreen will host its annual Longhouse Holiday Native Arts Fair from 11 a.m.-5 p.m. both days. Meet Native American artists selling original art work in a variety of mediums. Find affordable original work and high-end fine arts in carving, weaving, prints, paintings, music, jewelry and clothing. Native foods will be available for purchase both days. Friday parking is $2 at the parking booth. Saturday parking is free. Information: Laura Grabhorn 360-867-6413.
Santa on the train: Santa is coming to the Centennial Train Station from about (depends on when the train arrives) 10 a.m .to 12:30 p.m. There will be refreshments and some entertainment. All ages are welcome. Sponsored by the volunteers of Centennial station, at 6600 Yelm Highway SE.