Meet the Slow Food USA executive director: Richard McCarthy speaks 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: Slow Food Greater Olympia Board Chair 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 Thurston County Republicans, will describe how 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 encouraged.
Understanding ISIS and the New Global War on Terror: American author, activist and political commentator Phyllis Bennis speaks at noon at the Library Lobby at The Evergreen State College, 2700 Evergreen Parkway NW, Olympia.
A Course in Miracles: To celebrate the 50th anniversary of its publication, James Twyman created musical tribute “A Chorus in Miracles.” The free film will be shown at Unity of Olympia at 7 p.m. 1335 Fern Street, Olympia. Information: 360-943-5757. Contributions accepted for InterFaith Works.
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: email@example.com 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. Sale is 9 a.m.-2 p.m. in Lincoln Elementary School cafeteria, 213 21st Ave SE, Olympia. Donations accepted 4 to 7 p.m. on prior Friday. Information: call 360-464-5264 or email TSTSCA@gmail.com
Travel to Guatemala: Marc Harrison discusses pictures from his nine-day tour, including Mayan pyramids, Antigua, UNESCO World Heritage site Lake Atitlan, botanical gardens and candid shots of people of Guatemala. 10:15 a.m., Olympia Senior Center 222 Columbia St NW, Olympia. Information: call 360.586.6181 or see SouthSoundSeniors.org.
Making Safe Havens for Bees: Bee advocate Heather Wood speaks at the Olympia Timberland Library 7:30-8:45 p.m. The program includes introduction to natural beekeeping and information about catching wild swarms. All Timberland Regional Library programs are free and open to the public. The Olympia Timberland Library is at 313 Eighth Ave. SE. For information, call 360-352-0595.