Olympia Tumwater Foundation Noon History Talk: Free monthly talk features author Dennis Larson speaking about the 1852-54 building of Naches Pass at noon at the Schmidt House, 330 Schmidt Place SW, Tumwater. Doors open at 11:30 a.m. Information: olytumfoundation.org, 360-786-8117.
Olympia World Affairs Council: The topic is “The Migrant Land: Greece, Human Waves and History, the unstable alliance.” Speaker is Dr. Taso Lagos, director of Foreign Studies at University of Washington. Doors 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 Avenue NW, hosts third annual event at 6:30 p.m. Event benefits Special Olympics of Thurston County. Donations stay with the Thurston County program.
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Ad Hoc Committee on Police and Community Relations Forum with Youth: The Ad Hoc Committee on Police and Community Relations holds its fourth community forum at 3 p.m. at Olympia High School, 1302 North St SE. The forum will focus on experiences and ideas of youths in the Olympia community. Although the forum focuses primarily on youths in the community, it is open to all community members to share thoughts about how Olympia police can best serve the public. Information: olympiawa.gov/city-government/advisory-committees/police-relations-committee.aspx.
Oshogatsu in Olympia: Japanese New Year celebration, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at Saturday, Jan. 23, 2016 at The Olympia Center, 222 Columbia St. SE, Olympia. Live entertainment. 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.
Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation Banquet: The Olympia Chapter hosts the family-friendly event at 4 p.m., at Little Creek Casino to benefit the future of elk, other wildlife, their habitat and our hunting heritage. Tickets are available at www.rmef.org or by contacting Andi May at 360-780-3042.
Eye on Nature: A field trip 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. 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 at siolympialunafest.bpt.me or at the door. Space is limited. Information: soroptimistolympia.org and facebook.com/SoroptimistOlympia.