Author talks of oceans
Captain Charles Moore will talk about his new book, “Plastic Ocean: How a Sea Captain’s Chance Discovery Launched a Determined Quest to Save the Oceans”; presented by Black Hills Audubon Society and the South Sound Sierra Club; 6:30-9 p.m. Thursday; The Olympia Center, 222 Columbia St. N.W., Olympia.
Nat Geo Live
Annie Griffiths, one of the National Geographic Society’s first female photographers, shares her experiences based on her memoir “A Camera, Two Kids and a Camel”; 7:30-9 p.m. Friday; The Washington Center for the Performing Arts, 512 Washington St. S.E., Olympia; tickets are $13.50-$27 through the center or olytix.org.
The art of knapping
Members from the Puget Sound Knapping Club will demonstrate the art of making stone tools; this is a fun demonstration for the entire family; 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday; Cabela’s, 1600 Gateway Blvd. N.E., Lacey; 360-252-3500.
State air rifle match
The 2012 Washington State Air Rifle Championship features two divisions: precision air rifle and sporter air rifle; 9 a.m. Saturday-Jan. 22; Capitol City Junior Rifle Club, 14318 Littlerock Road S.W., Littlerock; entry fee is $22; contact John Crossman at 253-588-6516 or email@example.com.