Green Crab Science Café Awareness: The European green crab (Carcinus maenas), considered one of the world’s worst invasive species, is poised to enter Washington’s inland shoreline ecosystems. The workshop is 7 p.m. at Orca Books, 509 East Fourth Ave., Olympia. To learn more about the threat of invasion, how to identify green crabs and a link to the reporting form, visit the Crab Team website:http://wsg.washington.edu/crabteam. To register for this workshop, visit streamteam.info and click on “register.” For more information, contact Michelle email@example.com
Flag Day celebration: Thurston County Veterans Council and Thurston County Realtors Association co-sponsor a Flag Day celebration at 4 p.m. at the Flag Pavilion in South Sound Mall parking lot, adjacent to Applebys. Olympia Fire Department and Lacey Fire Department 3 will hoist a huge American flag. There will be an honor guard and a cannon salute.
Summer Guided Tours of the Schmidt House: The “Heritage Builders” history program of the Olympia Tumwater Foundation, with support from the city of Tumwater, will host free guided tours of Tumwater’s historic Schmidt House throughout the summer and fall. The tour schedule includes the public tours on the first Tuesday of each month and group tours are also available by appointment. Tours are limited to 15-20 people and take just over an hour. The tour requires negotiating stairways to three floors and the basement level. Tours are free, but donations are greatly appreciated. Doors open at 10:45 a.m. and the tour begins at 11 a.m. Call ahead 360-786-8117 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve a spot or to arrange a special group tour.
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Classic Movie of the Month: “My Fair Lady” shows at 9:30 a.m. in the Virgil Clarkson Lacey Senior Center, 6757 Pacific Ave. SE, Lacey. Film stars Audrey Hepburn and Rex Harrison. For more information call 360-407-3967 or visit SouthSoundSeniors.org.
Olympia Tumwater Foundation Noon History Talk: Free monthly talk features Shanna Stevenson, about the Tyee Motel and other 20th century Tumwater landmarks, at noon, at Schmidt House, 330 Schmidt Place SW, in Tumwater. Seating is on a first-come basis, and doors open at 11:30 a.m. Information: www.olytumfoundation.org, 360-786-8117. Art in email
“Spring Fever” — A musical revue: Wrinkles of Washington presents their annual benefit performance for Senior Services, beginning at 2 p.m., at Olympia High School Performing Arts Center, 1302 North St. Tickets are $15 and are available at Lacey and Olympia Senior Centers, Yenney Music, or by calling 360-459-0730.
Father’s Day Garden Open & Brunch: Support the Native Plant Salvage Project with brunch in agarden setting, 10 a.m.- 1 p.m., at 1030 76th Ave. NE, in Olympia. Sliding scale garden entry runs from $10-$30, and brunch is $8-$10 per plate. Mimosas will be available for $6. Kids under 12 are free. Reserve your spot by calling 360-867-2167, or email: email@example.com.
Swedish pancakes: Ford's Prairie Grange will be serving from 8 a.m. to noon. The menu includes all-you-can-eat Swedish pancakes with lingonberry butter and/or hot strawberry preserves, sausage, scrambled eggs, juice and coffee. Adults $8; children ages 12 to five $4; Five and under free. The grange is located at 2640 West Reynolds Avenue, Centralia. Information: 360-918-1356.