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, firstname.lastname@example.org.
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A Really Big Shoe 10: The concert benefits homeless and needy students in eight local school districts and Community Youth Services. 2 p.m., The Washington Center for the Performing Arts, 512 Washington St. SE. Tickets are $10-$17-$20 at 360-753-8586, 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, and hot lunch is served. After lunch, volunteers take plants to the native plant nursery in west Olympia and put them in pots, working until about 3:30 p.m. Events are Feb. 21, March 5 and 13. Volunteers are trained onsite. Sign up at email@example.com or 360-867-2167.
Climate Crisis Meeting: Where Do We Go From Here? Meeting is 2-4 p.m., United Churches Fireside Room, 11th Avenue Southeast and Washington Street. Information: Sue Gunn, 360- 918-8012, or Rod Tharp, 360-951-1080, and firstname.lastname@example.org. More information: http://olyccc-backbonecampaign.nationbuilder.com/
Citizen meetings: Thurston County Commissioner Sandra Romero meets once a month with citizens for informal coffee chats about 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
War Against the People Israel, the Palestinians and global pacification: Jeff Halper, Israeli peace and human rights activist, will speak at 7 p.m. at First Christian Church, 701 Franklin St. SE, Olympia. The free event is sponsored by the Rachel Corrie Foundation for Peace and Justice and co-sponsored by Jewish Voice for Peace Tacoma. Information: Rachel Corrie Foundation at 360-754-3998 or email@example.com.
Navy Band Northwest: The Navy Band Northwest will perform at the Capitol building in Olympia at noon. Free. Information: facebook.com/NavyBandNorthwest.
History Happy Hour at Three Magnets: Sponsored by The State Capitol Museum,trivia topics include state and local history, sports, and pop culture at 7 p.m., 600 Franklin Street SE, #105, Olympia, at 7 p.m. in the Barrel Room for a trivia contest.
Tax fairness: The Thurston County League of Women Voters General Meeting topic will be Tax Fairness at Traditions Cafe. 300 5th Ave. SW, Olympia. Wolfgang Opitz, assistant state treasurer, will speak.