By Boat to Bella Bella: Interactive presentation begins at 10:15 a.m. at the Olympia Senior Center, 222 Columbia St. NW. Llyn de Danaan talks about Native Americans, Japanese Americans and European Americans who have lived and worked on Oyster Bay and who helped to develop not only its shellfish industry but also its living history. Information: 360-586-6181 or southsoundseniors.org.
First responders celebration: Lacey Lions Clubs will honor local police and fire members with a celebration beginning at 10 a.m. at the Thurston County Sheriff’s Office station in Tumwater, at 7721 New Market St. SW; at 11 a.m. at the Lacey Police Department, 420 College St. SE; and at noon at Lacey Fire District 3, 1231 Franz St. SE. There will be cakes, chili and proclamations from Gov. Jay Inslee.
Olympia Garden Club plant sale: A wide variety of perennials, shrubs and succulents will be on sale from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at Johnson’s Nursery, 7032 Spurgeon Creek Road SE, Olympia. Proceeds support student scholarships and horticultural grants for Thurston County teachers.
Feast at the Reach fundraiser: The Nisqually Reach Nature Center is putting on an outdoor dinner that features Nisqually salmon, gourmet food, beverages, a raffle and silent auction from 4-6 p.m. Sept. 12 at 4949 D’Milluhr Drive NE, at Luhr Beach. Tickets are $50, or $40 for members of the center. Information: nisquallyestuary.org or 360-790-0547.
League of Women Voters: The Thurston County League of Women Voters will host a free public forum on the TransPacific Partnership at 6:30 p.m. at the Olympia Center, 222 Columbia St. NW.
Olympia Film Society open house and membership meeting: Join OFS from noon-2:30 p.m. Sept. 19 to learn about where OFS is headed and celebrate its progress. On the agenda: tours of the Capitol Theater, ideas for renovations, repairs and upgrades of the theater, introduction of new board members, and free popcorn. RSVP via email to firstname.lastname@example.org or via phone at 360-754-6670.
Reader’s Theater presents comedies: Three comedies that will tickle your funny bone. Kicking off at 1:30 p.m., enjoy “Man Under Bed,” about an escaped convict, a feisty elderly lady and her neighbors; “Shoe Story,” about two women strangers who connect because of shoes; and “On the RAC,” how do committees ever get anything done? Donations will be accepted. Information: 360-407-3967 or go online to southsoundseniors.org.
Washington Center for the Performing Arts Speaks: At 10:15 a.m. at the Olympia Senior Center, 222 Columbia St NW, representatives will present their 2015-16 season with a video and brochures. Information: 360-586-6181 or go online to southsoundseniors.org.
Celtic harpist and violist to play Cafe Love: Debut Olympia performance by Oregon Celtic harpist and multi-instrumentalist David Helfand and violist Justin Lader at 7 p.m. at Café Love, 205 Fourth Ave E., Olympia. Admission is $5-$10. Information: davidhelfand.com.