Toy and Fund Drive: The staff of Mixx 96.1 KXXO and a crew of volunteers will be on the streets in downtown Olympia 6 a.m.-6 p.m. collecting toys and cash for families in need. Mixx 96.1 will broadcast live from outside their studios at State Avenue and Washington Street. O Bee Credit Union will match the first $2,500 received. G & G Heating will match the next $2,000. Recipients are a part of “Holiday Connection,” a consortium of area nonprofits. Information: mixx96.com or 360-943-9937.
Hanukkah celebration: Menorah lighting 5-8 p.m. at Sylvester Park in downtown Olympia, followed by Hanukkah party at the Governor’s Hotel, 621 Capitol Way S. Features latkes, doughnuts, kids craft and falafel.
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Home Share Program. What is home sharing? Meet Linda Terry, home-share coordinator for Senior Services for South Sound, and learn about the new program. 10:15 a.m. at the Olympia Senior Center, 222 Columbia St. NW, Olympia. Information: SouthSoundSeniors.org.
Rescheduled: Open House on Capitol Campus pedestrian bridge banner policies: The state Department of Enterprise Services is weighing policy options regarding the banners hung from the pedestrian bridge over Capitol Way South and is seeking feedback from the public. It will host an open house 5:30-7:30 p.m. in the 1500 Jefferson St. building’s first-floor presentation room. It will accept comments through March 1 at des.wa.gov or by mail to Tony Aitken, visitor services manager, Washington Department of Enterprise Services, P.O. Box 41034, Olympia, WA 98504-1034.
Memory Café. An opportunity for people dealing with memory challenges and their loved ones and caregivers to enjoy afternoon social time with people going through the same challenges. 2:30 p.m. at River’s Edge Restaurant, 4611 Tumwater Valley Drive SE, Olympia. Information: 360-407-3967 or SouthSoundSeniors.org.
The Panorama Republicans: The 2 p.m. meeting in the Quinault Apartment Building, 1835 Circle Lane, Lacey, features Annette Roth, marketing and communications director of the Thurston County Economic Development Council. Information: email Ron Bax at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 438-5641.
Life of Bugs Talk: Learn about insect anatomy, body structure and how bugs have evolved to feed on certain plant groups occupying specific habitat types, 10 a.m.-noon, LOTT WET Science Center, 500 Adams St. NE, Olympia. Register at streamteam.info.
“Bug Motel” Habitat Creation Workshop: Bug motels are trendy garden art that also provide habitat for bugs. Your new motel can be placed anywhere in your landscape to provide cover for native insects, such as mason bees. Supplies for the 12” x 18” structure will be provided. $20 suggested donation to be paid to the Procession of the Species, 1-3 p.m., Procession of the Species Art Studio, 406 Water St., Olympia. Register at streamteam.info.