Confronting the 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 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 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 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 New Global War on Terror: American author, activist, and political commentator Phyllis Bennis will speak at noon at 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, Steamboat Island Co-op, and others. The event is 1-3 p.m. at Olympia Community School, 1601 North Street, Olympia. Information: firstname.lastname@example.org or 360-866-8047, box 1, or olympiacommunityschool.org
Santo Tomas rummage sale: The annual sale benefits projects in the sister community of Santo Tomás in Nicaragua. The sale is 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. in Lincoln Elementary School cafeteria, 213 21st Ave SE, Olympia. Donations accepted between 4 and 7 p.m. on prior Friday. Information: call 360-464-5264 or email TSTSCA@gmail.com