Middle school late night: Ninja warrior-themed late night will feature cornhole, black lights, a “Mission: Impossible” challenge, snacks and music from 7-10 p.m. at Tumwater Middle School. Tumwater youths in seventh and eighth grades can attend. Tumwater students can bring up to two registered guests. Registration forms are available at 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 at 360-754-4160 or go to ci.tumwater.wa.us/youth.
Gun rights rally: The Gun Rights coalition expects up to 200 people will attend a rally from 9-10:30 a.m. near the Legislative Building. Many participants are expected to openly carry weapons.
TED Talks: The topic is technology, 12:30-2 p.m. at the Virgil Clarkson Lacey Senior Center, 6757 Pacific Ave SE. For more information, call 360-407-3967 or go to SouthSoundSeniors.org.
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SPSCC 2016 Artist and Lecture Series: Martin Luther King Jr. Banquet featuring keynote speaker Nancy Giles, a “CBS This Morning” contributor and comedian. The banquet is at 6 p.m. at the Student Union Building of South Puget Sound Community College, 2011 Mottman Road SW, Olympia. Tickets are $40 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.
Little League coaching clinic: A coaching clinic is offered 6 p.m.-8:30 p.m. at the Sandberg Indoor Facility, instructed by Oakland A’s catcher Stephen Vogt, and former major-leaguers Lyle Overbay and Jared Sandberg. Free to Capitol Little League managers and coaches. Registration is open online for all events. Get more information and register at capitollittleleague.org.
Martin Luther King Jr. Silent Peace Walk: The ninth annual walk around Olympia’s Capitol Lake starts at noon at Marathon Park. It will be led by Koro Kaisan Miles, resident teacher at Open Gate Zendo.
Town Hall meeting about homeless veterans in Mason County: U.S. Rep. Denny Heck, Thurston County Commissioner Bud Blake, Mason County Commissioner Terri Jeffreys and City of Shelton Commissioner Tracy Moore will present information on homeless vets. The meeting runs 5:30-7 p.m. in the Mason County Public Works Building located at 100 W. Public Works Drive, Shelton. Information: 360-915-8176.
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.
Eye on Nature: A field trip fundraiser for a program that connects kids and nature will provide free field trips to Billy Frank Jr. Nisqually National Wildlife Refuge. 5-9 p.m., at Fish Tale Brew Pub, 515 Jefferson St SE, Olympia. Suggested $10 door donation. Proceeds donated from the night’s sales.
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.