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 Street building between 14th and Maple Park avenues 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.
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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 saving, Saturdays in January, from 2-3:30 p.m. at the Lacey Timberland Library, 500 College Street SE. Free. For information, contact the library at 360-491-3860, TRL.org.
Confronting the Climate Crisis: Local viewing of a 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. 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 help 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. Open to the public. Information: Loretta Seppanen at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Panorama Republicans meet: The 2 p.m. meeting is in the Quinault Auditorium, on the lower level of the Quinault Apartment building, 1835 Circle Lane, Lacey. Garry Holland, chairman of the Thurston County Republicans, will describe how the delegates, the Feb. 20 precinct caucus, the March 12 county caucus, and the county and state conventions function. The one hour meetings are open to all. Name tags are encouraged.