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 appointment, call 360-352-7140; in Lacey, call 360-491-9666. Services limited to cleaning, fillings, extractions or anything that can be done in one hour that does not require additional lab work.
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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.
A Really Big Shoe 10: The concert benefits homeless and needy students in eight local school districts and Community Youth Services at 2 p.m. Tickets: $10-$17-$20. The Washington Center for the Performing Arts, 512 Washington St. SE, 753-8586, OlyTix.org. Information: 360-250-8413, Scott@EntertainmentExplosion.org, EntertainmentExplosion.org
Winter Native Plant Salvages: WSU’s Native Plant Salvage Project is recruiting volunteers to recover small native trees, shrubs and herbaceous plants from development sites scheduled for clearing. Plant salvage occurs between 9:30 a.m. and noon, when hot lunch is served. After lunch, volunteers transfer plants to the native plant nursery in west Olympia and put plants in pots until about 3:30 p.m. Events are Feb. 21, March 5 and 13. Volunteers are trained on site. Sign-up: firstname.lastname@example.org or 360-867-2167.
Climate Crisis Meeting: Where Do We Go From Here? The free meeting is 2-4 p.m., United Churches Fireside Room, 11th Avenue Southeast and Washington Street. Information: Sue Gunn. 360- 918-8012 If unavailable: Rod Tharp, 360-951-1080 and e-mail: email@example.com. Web: http://olyccc-backbonecampaign.nationbuilder.com/
Citizen meetings: Thurston County Commissioner Sandra Romero meets once a month with citizens for informal coffee chats on a wide variety of local issues. Meetings are: Rainier: 9:30-10:30 a.m., Rainier City Hall, 102 Rochester Street West; Yelm: 11 a.m.-noon,: Pizzeria La Gitana, 309 Yelm Ave E; Lacey: 2-3 p.m,. Forza Coffee, 130 Marvin Road SE