Nationwide Nurse-In: The second Nationwide Nurse-In will take place on the north steps of the state Capitol from 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.. The event is designed to bring attention to public breastfeeding laws and to end public breastfeeding discrimination. Information: firstname.lastname@example.org or 989-954-5283.
Rotary dinner and auction: Rotary will host its 14th annual dinner and auction at 5:30 p.m. at the Little Creek Casino and Resort Event Center, 91 W. state Route 108, Shelton. The cost of the sports-themed event is $75 per person. To purchase tickets or donate items, see spsrotaryauction.org. Proceeds from the fundraiser go toward projects such as SafePlace, The Family Support Center and the Hands On Children’s Museum.
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Tumwater Kiwanis plant sale: Buy flowers, vegetables and hanging baskets to support Kiwanis-sponsored youth activities. Sale is 9 a.m.-3 p.m. at Peter G. Schmidt Elementary, 225 Dennis St. SE.
Veterans Resource Fair: Groups that provide services, resources or opportunities to veterans and their family members will be at the Tacoma Dome, 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
Dragon Boat Festival: In its 10th year, the festival draws teams from the region, 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. along Port Plaza on Budd Inlet, immediately north of Percival Landing, 701 Columbia St. NW, Olympia.
Best plants for NW landscapes: Learn from a local designer and Master Gardener, 10-11:30 a.m. at Plantasia Gardens, 2838 Sandtrap Court SW, Olympia. Includes tour of a local designer garden. Trees/shrubs/perennials/grasses will be covered. Whether you have a small space or large landscape, this class is for you. $20 cost includes handouts. Must preregister, by calling 360-754-4321. Go to Plantasiagardens.com for map/directions.
May Day Plant Sale: Specialty native perennial flowers, small shrubs, and rain garden plants will be offered for sale by the Native Plant Salvage Foundation from 11 a.m.-3 p.m., at the WSU Extension Office, 5033 Harrison Ave. NW, Olympia. The event will feature plants that are drought-tolerant, disease-resistant and sure to attract native birds and butterflies. Buyers may preorder in advance or shop in person May 1. Perennial lists and prices can be found at nativeplantsalvage.org. For more information, contact email@example.com. Information: 360-867-2167
Stephanie Coontz book signing: Stephanie Coontz, emeritus faculty member at The Evergreen State College, recently released her seventh book, “The Way We Still Never Were: Another Quarter Century of Family Change and Diversity,” and will discuss myths of the American family during a reading and signing event 5-6 p.m.The free event will be held in the college’s bookstore, in the College Activities Building on Evergreen’s Olympia Campus, 2700 Evergreen Parkway NW. Refreshments and open seating will be provided. Parking is $2.
Gubernatorial candidate Bill Bryant speaks to Panorama Republicans: The one-hour gathering, open to all, begins at 2 p.m. in the Quinault Auditorium, on the lower level of the Quinault apartment building, 1835 Circle Lane, Lacey. Information: Ron Bax at 360-438-5641 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Adopt-A-Pet plant sale: Adopt-A-Pet is having its plant sale from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. in the parking lot of Our Community Credit Union, 2948 Olympia Highway N., Shelton. Adopt-a-Pet is a nonprofit dog shelter at 940 E. Jensen Road, Shelton. Volunteer information can be found at adoptapet-wa.org. For more information or to donate items for the sale, contact the Adopt-A-Pet office at 360-432-3091or email@example.com.