STRAIGHT FROM THE HEART: Guests will enjoy an evening of food, wine, and socializing from 7-9:30 p.m. Feb. 7 at Lucky Eagle Casino in Rochester. Guests can bid on a variety of silent auction items and participate in a live auction. Tickets are $125 per person, and can be purchased at unitedway-thurston.org/ straight-heart-winemakers-dinner.
SOUP & SONG BENEFIT CONCERT: Shelton Presbyterian Church will host Love Inc.’s annual Soup & Song Benefit Concert at 6 p.m. Feb. 7 at the church, 1430 Shelton Springs Road. Suggested donation is $10. The event will include live music, soups donated by Mason County restaurants, stories from families and individuals helped by Love Inc., and a dessert auction. Donations support Love Inc.’s Gap Ministries, which work to improve the lives of impoverished residents of Mason County through job search mentoring, clothes and backpacks for school children, and donations of firewood and household goods. Love Inc. Clearinghouse hours are from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Tuesdays through Thursdays. For more information, call 360-462-LOVE (5683) or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
CONCERN FOR ANIMALS: This nonprofit needs dog, cat, rabbit, guinea pig, bird and chicken food; cat litter; beds, blankets and towels in good condition; pet toys; dog houses, carriers and crates; leashes and collars; and gift cards to any outlet that sells pet food and supplies. To arrange donation dropoff, call 360-456-8176 or visit Score Used Sports Store, Fluffy and Floyds, Les Schwab in Lacey, Rick’s Automotive, Anytime Fitness in Lacey, Olympia Veterinary Cancer Center or The Dog House in Tenino. For more information or to make a cash donation, visit www.concernforanimals.org.
THURSTON COUNTY FOOD BANK: This nonprofit needs clean, untorn paper grocery sacks and dozen-egg cartons. Drop off donations between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Mondays-Fridays at 220 Thurston Ave. NE, Olympia. Call 360-352-8597 for more information.