Free Medicare Seminar: 10 a.m., Olympia Senior Center, 222 Columbia St. NW, for new and existing Medicare beneficiaries, sponsored by the Statewide Health Insurance Benefit Advisors, which provides free, unbiased and confidential assistance regarding Medicare options, including programs to save costs. For information, call 360-586-6181 or see southsoundseniors.org.
Olympia Tumwater Foundation Noon History Talk: Free monthly talk will feature Dorothy Wilhelm, The Olympian contributing writer, author and speaker from Pierce County with “Lost Stories from Washington History,” noon at Schmidt House, 330 Schmidt Place SW, Tumwater. Seating is on a first-come basis, and doors open at 11:30 a.m. Information: olytumfoundation.org, 360-786-8117.
Olympia World Affairs Council: Guest lecturer Dr. Christoph Giebel, associate professor of history and international studies at the University of Washington, will speak about “Contemporary Vietnam: Challenges in politics, economics and foreign policy.” 7:30 p.m., doors open at 7 p.m., at the Thurston Economic Development Council, SPSCC east campus, 4220 Sixth Ave. SE, Lacey. Information: 360-753-2428.
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Meet the author: Kwame Alexander will speak at a Lacey Loves to Read event 6-8 p.m. at the Lacey Community Center, 6729 Pacific Ave. SE. River Ridge jazz band will kick off the program, which will include refreshments, door prizes, book sales and signings.
DSHS Mobile CSO (Rochester): Apply for cash, basic food and medical assistance, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at Bailey’s IGA, 10333 Highway 12, Rochester. Clients can drop off paperwork, complete an eligibility review, do a midcertification review or make changes to existing cases.
TED Talk: “The Good, the Bad and the Electronic,” 12:30-2 p.m. at the Virgil Clarkson Lacey Senior Center, 6757 Pacific Ave SE, Lacey. Information: 360-407-3967 or SouthSoundSeniors.org.
Smiles Dental free dental day: Free dental day, in Tumwater at 344 Cleveland Ave. Suite F, and in Lacey at 7046 Pacific Ave. SE. Those seeking services must call after 8 a.m. on Feb. 18 for an appointment for the next day. Only those with appointments will be seen. For Tumwater location, call 360-352-7140; in Lacey, call 360-491-9666.
Books, Beans and Brownies: Proceeds from the annual book sale benefit Out of the Woods, Olympia’s only long-term emergency shelter for families with children. The event is 9 a.m.-4 p.m., at Olympia Unitarian Universalist Congregation, 2315 Division St. NW.
17th Annual Paper Airplane Flight School & Contest: Open to all ages, the event will focus on folding and flying airplanes — from simple to cutting-edge, 1-3:30 p.m. at the Olympic Flight Museum, Building A, 7637 Old Highway 99 SE, Tumwater. Admission for flight school participants is $7, which includes professional instruction, construction materials and snack. Spectator and general admission is $5. Children 6 and younger are free. Information: olympicflightmuseum.com or 360-705-3925.
Relay for Life Survivor Lunch: The Thurston County Relay for Life will honor local cancer survivors and their caregivers, noon-1:30 at the Hilton Double Tree Inn, 415 Capitol Way N., Olympia. Cancer survivors can register by contacting Shannon Zengel, 360-749-0541, email@example.com.