Thurston Climate Action Team does solar co-ops: Renewable Energy for All forum. 7-9 p.m. at Traditions Fair Trade Cafe, 300 Fifth Ave. SW, Olympia.
The Courage of a Samurai: Seven Sword-Sharp Principles for Success: Author Lori Tsugawa Whaley will read about a life of courage, honor and integrity through the ancient samurai code of Bushido (the Way of the Warrior), followed by a Japanese cooking demonstration. No charge for the book event, $20 for the cooking demonstration. 2 p.m., Brilliant Moon, 116 W. Railroad Ave., Suite 104, Shelton. 360-868-2190.
Sierra Club South Sound: “Before the Flood,” a documentary, with climate action forum following, 1-4 p.m. at Koval Center, 600 Sleater-Kinney Road NE, Olympia. Suggested donation $5. sierraclub.org/washington/south-sound-group.
A Really Big Shoe 11 — Our Last Farewell: Benefit concert for homeless kids in eight local school districts and Community Youth Services, 2 p.m. at The Washington Center for the Performing Arts, 512 Washington St. SE, Olympia. $10-$20. 360-250-8413.
Building Understanding in Challenging Times: Free communication and conflict resolution workshop. 3-5 p.m. at Lacey Timberland Library, 500 College St. 360-491-3860.
Gretchen Christopher, member of The Fleetwoods: Hit songwriter and recording artist will perform 7:30-8:45 p.m. at the Olympia Timberland Library, 313 Eighth Ave. S. The Fleetwoods produced many chart-topping songs in the 1950s and 1960s, including the 1959 hit “Come Softly to Me.” 360-352-0595, TRL.org.
Remembering Rachel: Question and answer with Emmy Scharlatt, director-producer of In the Image: Palestinian Women Capture the Occupation. 6-9 p.m. First christian Church, Koinonia Hall, 701 Franklin St. SE, Olympia.
Alpaca Event: Youths and new owners are invited, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., to Cross Creek Alpaca Rescue, 4225 Old Military Rd SE, Tenino. Six alpacas will be available all day for health care demonstrations and alpaca handling demonstration and practice. Call Jack Bruner, 360-864-2271, or email email@example.com.
No Discover Pass needed for State Parks’ 104th birthday: The pass costs $30 a year or $10 for a one-day permit and is required for vehicle access to state recreation lands managed by Washington State Parks, the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife and the Department of Natural Resources. DiscoverPass.wa.gov.
Port of Olympia history: The Thurston County League of Women Voters topic will be at the Port of Olympia, 6 p.m. Olympia Community Center, 222 Columbia St NW. Speakers are Bonnie Knight, who was previously with the Port of Allyn, E.J. Zita, port commissioner, and Bob Jacobs, former mayor.
Capital Food & Wine Festival: A nonprofit fundraiser with more than 100 regional wines, dozens of beers and hard ciders, local restaurant fare and three stages of live music. Noon-9 p.m., Saint Martin’s University, Marcus Pavilion and Worthington Conference Center, 5300 Pacific Ave. SE, Lacey. capitalfoodandwinefestival.com. Online $15 early-bird tickets include admission, one wine or beer mug and $5 of scrip (needed for sampling alcoholic beverages). $20 at door. Additional booklets of scrip $10. Underage patrons are welcome, but will not be served alcohol.