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.
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A Course in Miracles: To celebrate the anniversary of publication of Helen Schucman’s “A Course in Miracles”, James Twyman created the musical tribute, “A Chorus in Miracles.” The free film will play at Unity of Olympia at 7 p.m., 1335 Fern St., 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. The event is 1-3 p.m. at Olympia Community School, 1601 North St., Olympia. Information: firstname.lastname@example.org; 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 4-7 p.m. on prior Friday. Information: 360-464-5264 or email@example.com.
12th Annual Conservation Breakfast: Capitol Land Trust invites you to breakfast from 7-8:30 a.m., at Marcus Pavilion, Saint Martin’s University, 5300 Pacific Ave. SE, in Lacey. Guest speaker is Martin LeBlanc, co-founder of the Children & Nature Network. Feb. 10.
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: 360-586-6181 or southsoundseniors.org.
Making Safe Havens for Bees: Bee advocate Heather Wood speaks at the Olympia Timberland Regional Library 7:30-8:45 p.m. 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 library is at 313 Eighth Ave. SE. For information, call 360-352-0595.
Love for a Change gala: Sponsored by SideWalk, 6-9 p.m. at South Puget Sound Community College Student Union Building. The evening begins with a cocktail hour, featuring live music, followed by a family-style gourmet dinner and program presentations. We’ll cap off the night with dancing.$100 per person or $1,000 for a table for ten. If you are interested in helping to sponsor the event, contact Anna at firstname.lastname@example.org.