Historian Ilan Pappe: The Rachel Corrie Foundation will host a lecture by historian Ilan Pappé at 6:30 p.m. at The Longhouse Education and Cultural Center, 2800 Dogtooth Lane NW, at The Evergreen State College. The lecture, “Why is Palestine Still the Issue?” will be followed by a Q&A session and book signing. The event is free, but reservations must be made at rachelcorriefoundation.org or by calling 360-754-3998.
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 is in the college’s bookstore, in the College Activities Building on Evergreen’s Olympia Campus, 2700 Evergreen Parkway NW. Refreshments and open seating planned. Parking is $2.
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Capital City Newcomers: Monthly general meeting, 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. at Pellegrinos Event Center, 5757 Littlerock Road, Tumwater. Linda Terry will speak on brain health. For more information or to make a reservation, contact Evelyn Hinken at 360-273-0844.
Gubernatorial candidate Bill Bryant at Panorama Republicans: A 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 email@example.com.
Nature-scaping: Learn sustainable landscaping practices that can reduce watering and mowing while also attracting birds and butterflies, at WSU’s Native Plant Salvage Project “Naturescaping” workshop from 6-9:15 p.m. at the Tumwater Fire Hall, 311 Israel Road SW, Tumwater. Sponsored by the city of Tumwater/Stream Team. Free, but you must register . Go to streamteam.info and click on “calendar.” Information: firstname.lastname@example.org or 360-867-2167.
Amy Goodman speaks: Goodman will give a talk at 7:30 p.m. at The Evergreen State College Recital Hall, 2700 Evergreen Parkway NW, and then, with co-author Denis Moynihan, sign copies of their newest book, “Democracy Now!: Twenty Years Covering the Movements Changing America.” Doors will open at 7 p.m. There will be also be a private reception with Goodman before she speaks. All proceeds will go to KAOS Community Radio and Thurston Community Television. General admission $25. Reception, $75, includes a copy of her new book and admission to the speech. For tickets: http://kaosradio.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.