Meet the Teacher: Come meet academic faculty and hear about winter course offerings, at 10:15 a.m., Olympia Senior Center, 222 Columbia St NW, Olympia. Information call 360-586-6181 or visit www.SouthSoundSeniors.org.
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 long and open to all. Information: Call Ron Bax at 360-438-5641 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Memory Cafe: Come for an informational break connecting those with memory loss and their caregivers for conversation. Hosted by Senior Services for South Sound, 2:30-4:30 p.m. at River’s Edge Restaurant, 4611 Tumwater Valley Dr SE. Information: 360-407-3967 or visit www.SouthSoundSeniors.org.
Grade School Activity Night: Ninja warrior-themed activity night includes costume contest, Mission Impossible challenge, obstacle challenge. For Thurston County youth in grades 3-6. The event is 7-9:30 p.m. at Tumwater Middle School. cost is $7. All students must be signed out at the conclusion of the event. For more information, please call Tumwater Parks & Recreation: (360) 754-4160 or visit ci.tumwater.wa.us/youth.
Plant holiday trees: Stream Team hosts a restoration party at Woodland Creek Community Park. The event is 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Live holiday trees will be planted. To register, go to streamteam.info, email email@example.com or call 360-438-2672.
SmileMobile: The Washington Dental Service Foundation SmileMobile, which offers dental services to children who might not otherwise have access to dental care, will be in Lacey. Appointments for children — infants through high school — can be scheduled by calling Washington Dental Service Foundation at 888-286-9105. It will be parked at Lydia Hawk Elementary School, 7600 Fifth Ave SE. The SmileMobile will provide examinations 1-4 p.m. Monday, and 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesday. Follow-up treatment will be provided through Jan. 20. Medicaid (Apple Health) and sliding scale fee is accepted.
Olympia Tumwater Foundation Noon History Talk: Free monthly talk features author Dennis Larson speaking about the 1852-54 building of Naches Pass, noon at the Schmidt House, 330 Schmidt Place SW in Tumwater. Seating is first-come, and 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, music, taiko drumming and vocal performances. The event includes cultural activities, 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 benefits the Olympia-Kato Sister City Association.
Lunafest film festival: Soroptimist International of Olympia’s film festival is at 6:30 p.m.at South Puget Sound Community College, Building 26, Room 105 Lecture Hall, 2011 Mottman Road SW, Olympia. Films by female filmmakers highlight women as leaders. Tickets can be purchased at siolympialunafest.bpt.me or at the door. Space is limited. Information: soroptimistolympia.org and facebook.com/SoroptimistOlympia.