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. SmileMobile will be parked at Lydia Hawk Elementary School, 7600 Fifth Ave. SE, and provide examinations 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesday. Follow-up treatment will be provided through Jan. 20. Medicaid (Apple Health) and sliding scale fee are accepted.
Color blindness discussion: In collaboration with his wife, Maureen, Jay Neitz has discovered how genetic mutations play a part in many of the most common vision problems. Jay Neitz will speak on, “how the world became colored and the implications for curing color blindness” at 7 p.m. at Orca Books, 509 E. Fourth Ave., Olympia. Information: 360-352-0123.
Capitol Little League: Online registration is open for players and managers/coaches. Capitol LL is open to boys and girls ages 4 to 13 for baseball and for special needs players ages 5 and above, who reside in or attend schools the Olympia, North Thurston, Tumwater and Griffin School district areas. Fees are dependent on division. Family discounts of $10 per player from same household. For more information and to register for events, go to capitollittleleague.org.
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Adult coloring party: Learn with Olympia artist China Faith Star, known for her San Francisco street mural and Olympia Arts Walk cover mandala, 3-6 p.m., at Lacey Timberland Regional Library, 500 College St. SE, Lacey.
It’s Happening. What Now? Climate Change Research and Action in Washington State: Nobel Prize honoree John Byrne, Ph.D. is the keynote speaker at The Evergreen State College’s main campus at 2700 Evergreen Parkway NW in Olympia. The event starts at 10 a.m. at Evergreen’s Longhouse Education and Cultural Center with panel discussions. Byrne’s talk will follow at 4 p.m. The event is free. Parking is $2. Details are available at evergreen.edu/sustainability/climatejan2016.
Digging up George Bush’s homestead: George and Isabella Bush came west 170 years ago by wagon train from Missouri, headed for Oregon Territory. Arriving in 1845, they were one of the first families to settle in the place now called Tumwater. Last summer, a group of students from The Evergreen State College, led by faculty member and archaeologist Ulrike Krotscheck, excavated the site of the Bush family farm. Team member Lexi Walsh will describe the experience from 7:30-8:45 p.m. at the Olympia Timberland Regional library. All Timberland Regional Library programs are free. The Olympia library is at 313 Eighth Ave. SE. For information, contact the library at 360-352-0595 or trl.org.
Middle school late night: Ninja warrior-themed late night features cornhole, black lights, a “Mission: Impossible” challenge, snacks and music from 7-10 p.m. at Tumwater Middle School. Tumwater Youth in seventh and eighth grades can attend. Tumwater students can bring up to two registered guests. Registration forms are available at TSD school offices or at Tumwater Parks and Recreation. Guests must bring valid school identification and must be in the appropriate grade. Cost is $7. Information: Call Tumwater Parks and Recreation: 360-754-4160 or go to ci.tumwater.wa.us/youth.
SPSCC 2016 Artist and Lecture Series: Martin Luther King Jr. Banquet, featuring keynote speaker Nancy Giles, who is a “CBS This Morning” contributor and comedian. Banquet is at 6 p.m., at the Student Union Building, at South Puget Sound Community College, 2011 Mottman Road SW, Olympia. Tickets are $40 per person and available at spscc.edu/mlktix or by calling 360-596-5334.
Quit smoking: Cindy Levy, a licensed mental health counselor and clinical hypnotherapist, offers help Saturdays in January, from 2-3:30 p.m. at the Lacey Timberland Regional Library, 500 College St. SE. All Timberland Regional Library programs are free. Information: 360-491-3860, trl.org.
Olympia Tumwater Foundation Noon History Talk: Free monthly talk will feature author Dennis Larson speaking about the 1852-54 building of Naches Pass at noon at the Schmidt House, 330 Schmidt Place SW, Tumwater. Seating is first-come, first-served; doors open at 11:30 a.m. Information: olytumfoundation.org, 360-786-8117.
Oshogatsu in Olympia: Japanese New Year celebration, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at The Olympia Center, 222 Columbia St. SE, Olympia. Live entertainment will showcase traditional Japanese dance, music, taiko drumming and vocal performances. The event includes cultural activities, make-and-take crafts, demonstrations and an art exhibition. Free with a suggested donation of $2 per person or $5 per family. Proceeds benefit 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.