The Economic Survival Fair, billed as a chance for people to get information and tips on finding a job or how to weather the slower economy, is set for 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at The Olympia Center, 222 Columbia St. N.W.
The fair will include the following, according to a news release:
• Financial literacy coaching, with advice on how to stretch your dollars.
• Tips for more effective job searches.
• Registration for assistance from the state Department of Social and Health Services.
• Screening on whether you qualify for the Earned Income Tax Credit.
• Information on family-support services.
• Ideas for healthy meals on a budget.
• Free haircuts and care packages.
• Free tax preparation from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Those involved with the fair include the Volunteer Center of Lewis, Mason and Thurston Counties, the Asset Building Coalition of Thurston County, O Bee Credit Union, the Nisqually Indian Tribe and the state Department of Financial Institutions.