Long Lake Management District: The annual community meeting begins at 6:30 p.m. at 6729 Pacific Ave. SE. Presentations include the 2016 work plan, weed management techniques, Long Lake water levels and issues with noxious plants. For more information, call Sharman Ballantine at 360-493-6304.
Eye on nature: Join a fundraiser for a program that connects children to nature through 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 donation is $10 at the door. Proceeds donated from the night’s sales.
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Five women read “The Exception and the Rule”: A play by Bertolt Brecht will begin at 7:30 p.m. at the Olympia Timberland Library, 313 Eighth Ave. Readers will include Llyn De Danaan, Susan Tuzzolino, Pat Holm, Sarah Stockholm and Laura Schleyer. Free.
Disaster preparedness: The Thurston County League of Women Voters general meeting topic for January is an overview of seismic hazards in Washington, what to expect from the Big One and how to prepare, 6-8 p.m. at The Olympia Center, 222 Columbia St. NW, in Rooms 101 and 102.
Capitol Lake public meeting: The Department of Enterprise Services will host a public meeting about the long-term management of Capitol Lake from 9:30-11 a.m. at the 1500 Jefferson Street building between 14th Avenue and Maple Park Avenue in Olympia. Enterprise Services must develop a report that summarizes the work of the committee and submit it to the Legislature by Jan. 1, 2017.
Lunafest film festival: Soroptimist International of Olympia’s film festival is at 6:30 p.m. 2016 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.
Strategies for Successful Savings: Beth Oppliger of Enterprise for Equity will teach strategies for successful savings. Saturdays in January, from 2 to 3:30 p.m. at the Lacey Timberland Library, 500 College Street SE. The event is free. For information, contact the library at 360-491-3860, TRL.org.
Confronting the Climate Crisis: Local viewing of new documentary film on climate crisis and opportunities: “This Changes Everything” by Naomi Klein & Avi Lewis followed by community discussion on needed local climate actions. The event runs from 1-4 p.m., with the movie beginning at 1:30 p.m., at North Thurston High School auditorium, 600 Sleater-Kinney Road NE, Lacey. The event is open to the public. A suggested donation of $5 will accepted to cover room rental, but is not required. Information: Sue Gunn, firstname.lastname@example.org, 360-918-8012 or Rod Tharp, email@example.com 360-951-1080.