Capitol Lake public meeting: The Department of Enterprise Services will host a public meeting about the long-term management of Capitol Lake, 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.
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.
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Strategies for Successful Savings: Beth Oppliger of Enterprise for Equity will teach strategies for successful saving, 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 climate crisis: Local viewing of a new documentary film on climate crisis and opportunities: “This Changes Everything,” by Naomi Klein and Avi Lewis, followed by a 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, email@example.com, 360-918-8012 or Rod Tharp, firstname.lastname@example.org 360-951-1080.
Meet executive director of Slow Food USA: 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 email@example.com.
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.
Understanding ISIS and the war on terror: American author, activist and political commentator Phyllis Bennis will speak at noon in the Library Lobby at The Evergreen State College, 2700 Evergreen Parkway NW, Olympia.
Alternative School and Preschool Fair: Visit 20-plus alternative public and private school programs in one place, including ALKI, Avanti, Bird Song, Dancing Rainbows, Eastside Co-op, HOCM, Heartlight, Lincoln Options, Marshall CSI, Nature Nurtures, NOVA, Olympia Community School, Olympia Waldorf, Phoenix Rising, Roots & Wings, Seedlings, Sequioia’s Treehouse and Steamboat Island Co-op. The event is 1-3 p.m. at Olympia Community School, 1601 North St., Olympia. Information: firstname.lastname@example.org or 360-866-8047, box 1, or olympiacommunityschool.org.