A White Christmas singalong: Free singing and Christmas cheer starts at 7 p.m., at the Triad Theater, 102 Yelm Ave. E., Yelm.
“A Christmas Story”: Starts at 4 p.m. for $5 per family, However, if you’re short on cash, they’ll will pick up the tab. The Triad Theater, 102 Yelm Ave. E., Yelm.
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Mason County Senior Center fundraiser: Buffet dinner followed by dancing at 6 p.m.-12:30 a.m. at the Mason County Senior Activities at the Pavilion Event Center, 190 Sentry Drive W., Shelton. Open to adults 21 years and older. Membership not required. Ample parking. Cost is $20 per person. All proceeds support senior center operations. Tickets on sale at the center or by mail: Mason County Senior Activities Center at the Pavilion Event Center. Mailing: P.O. Box 1066, Shelton, WA 98584. Information: 360-426-7374 or email email@example.com.
Swedish Pancake Breakfast: The traditional New Year’s Day breakfast returns to Fords Prairie Grange from 8 a.m.-noon. The menu: authentic Swedish pancakes, served with lingonberry butter and hot strawberry preserves, sausage, scrambled eggs, juice and coffee (all-you-can-eat). Adults $7; kids 12 and younger $4. Ford’s Prairie Grange is at 2640 W. Reynolds Ave., Centralia. Take Interstate 5 to Exit 82; go west on Harrison Avenue to Reynolds Avenue and turn south. The Grange is situated behind Ford’s Prairie Elementary School. Information: 360-918-1356.
The Panorama Republicans: The group meets at 2 p.m., in the Quinault Auditorium, on the lower level of the Quinault Apartment building, 1835 Circle Lane, Lacey. Sharon Hanek will discuss Common Core, the federally mandated school curriculum. Meetings are one hour and open to all. Information: Call Ron Bax at 360-438-5641 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Olympia Tumwater Foundation Noon History Talk: Free monthly talk features author Dennis Larson speaking about the building of Natches Pass in 1852-54. The talk begins at noon at the Schmidt House, 330 Schmidt Place SW, in Tumwater. Seating is on a first-come basis. Doors open at 11:30 a.m. Information: olytumfoundation.org, 360-786-8117.
Oshogatsu in Olympia: Japanese New Year Celebration is 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at The Olympia Center, 222 Columbia St. SE, Olympia. Live entertainment showcases traditional Japanese dance and music, taiko drumming and vocal performances. The family event includes cultural activities and make and take crafts, demonstrations, and an art exhibition. Admission is free with a suggested donation of $2 per person or $5 per family. Proceeds benefit the Olympia-Kato Sister City Association. For more, go to celebratejapan.org.
Lunafest film festival: The Soroptimist International of Olympia film festival begins at 6:30 p.m. at South Puget Sound Community College, Building 26, Room 105 Lecture Hall, 2011 Mottman Road SW,Olympia. The festival highlights women as leaders in society illustrated through six short films by women filmmakers. Tickets can be purchased at siolympialunafest.bpt.me. Tickets also can be purchased at the door but space is limited. Information: soroptimistolympia.org.