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 also donated from the night’s sales.
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.
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Disaster preparedness: The Thurston County League of Women Voters general meeting topic for January is 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 St. 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. 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 and Avi Lewis followed by community discussion on needed local climate actions. 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. Open to the public. A suggested donation of $5 will 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.
Meet the Slow Food USA executive director: Richard McCarthy will speak at 7 p.m., at The Evergreen State College (Seminar III, lecture room C1105) about the connection between the Slow Food movement and farmers markets. Information: contact the Slow Food Greater Olympia Board Chair Loretta Seppanen at firstname.lastname@example.org.