March for Life: Rally is scheduled noon-1:30 p.m. at the north steps of the Legislative Building. Rally organizers estimate 5,000 people will attend the event, affecting traffic and parking on the west Capitol Campus. Participants will gather about 11 a.m. near the Winged Victory Monument, the statue in the traffic circle near the Legislative Building, and then march to the north steps.
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,5:30-7 p.m. in the Mason County Public Works Building at 100 W. Public Works Drive, Shelton. Information: 360-915-8176.
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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.
Olympia World Affairs Council: The topic is Dr. Taso Lagos, director of Foreign Studies at University of Washington, will speak on “The Migrant Land: Greece, Human Waves and History, the unstable alliance” at 7:30 p.m. Doors will open at 7 p.m. at Thurston Economic Development Council, SPSCC east campus, 4220 Sixth Ave. SE, Lacey.
Pack-The-Gym: Capital High School, 2707 Conger Ave. NW, will host the third annual event at 6:30 p.m. Proceeds benefit Special Olympics of Thurston County. More than 80 basketball athletes will play exhibition games. Donations stay with the Thurston County program.
Oshogatsu in Olympia: Japanese New Year celebration, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at The Olympia Center, 222 Columbia St. SE, Olympia. Live presentations of traditional Japanese dance, music, taiko drumming and vocal performances. 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 fundraiser for a program that connects children 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. The night’s proceeds will also be donated.
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 at siolympialunafest.bpt.me or at the door. Space is limited. Information: soroptimistolympia.org and facebook.com/SoroptimistOlympia.