Eclipse 101: Amateur astronomers and eclipse enthusiasts Jerry Eber and Day Jackson will talk about how to view the eclipse safely and demonstrate how to make pinhole viewers from 6:30-7:30 p.m. at the Olympia Timberland Library. Information: TRL.org or 360-491-3860.
SafePlace meet and greet: Sarah Lloyd is the new executive director of SafePlace, Olympia’s domestic violence shelter. The public is invited to meet Lloyd at an open house from 4 to 7 p.m. at the SafePlace Community Service Center, 521 Legion Way SE, Olympia. Information: 360-786-8754.
Music in the Park: Too Many Cooks will perform classic rock at the free outdoor concert series in downtown Olympia. The concert runs 7-8 p.m. at Sylvester Park and is sponsored by the Olympia Downtown Association. Free.
Walk among the plants: Native Plant Salvage Foundation plant experts will lead a walk along Olympia’s McLane Creek Nature Trail off of Delphi Road. All ages. 6-7 p.m. Donation of $5-$20 suggested. Information: nativeplantsalvage.org or email@example.com.
Race in film: Come watch and talk about the film “Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner” from 6:30-9 p.m. at the Olympia Unitarian Universalist Congregation sanctuary, 2315 Division St. NW, Olympia. Free refreshments and parking. Sponsored by the Black Alliance of Thurston County, Olympia Unitarian Universalist Congregation and The United Churches of Olympia.
Screen on the Green: "Sing" is the animated feature that will be screened at Tumwater’s free, family friendly outdoor cinema series starting at 8:40 p.m. at Tumwater Valley Golf Club, 4611 Tumwater Valley Drive SE. Seating begins at 7:30 p.m. Enjoy dinner on the patio at the River's Edge restaurant (see Parks & Recreation staff on movie nights for a kid's meal coupon) or bring your own picnic. Bring your chairs and blankets but leave grills, umbrellas, and pets at home. Info: 360-754-4160.
Olympian Pet Parade: Beauties & Beasts, 8 a.m., Heritage Park, Olympia. Judging is done before the parade winds through downtown, ending at Sylvester Park, where participants get goodie bags and ice cream. Free.
Bon Odori: Hosted by the Japanese American Citizens’ League of Olympia on Water Street between Fifth Avenue and Legion Way, the all-ages event encourages participation in Japanese folk dancing. At 5 p.m., booths open and martial arts and Okinawan taiko drum demonstrations are performed. Traditional participatory dancing starts at 7 p.m., followed by more taiko drum performance at 8 p.m., then dancing resumes until 9 and the evening ends with a luminary procession along Capitol Lake. Free and open to all. Information: 360-791-3295 or 360-556-8562, or firstname.lastname@example.org. See Facebook page for “JACL Olympia.”
Tumwater Artesian Brewfest: Sip craft beers from 50 Northwest breweries, and cider, wine and spirits, at this 21-and-older event that runs 1 to 8 p.m. at the Tumwater Valley Golf Club, 4611 Tumwater Valley Drive SE, Tumwater. Tickets at the gate are $25 for tasters (for five 5 1/2 -ounce tastes), $20 for military, $10 for designated drivers; additional tastes can be purchased for $1 a piece. Information: bit.ly/2hSm5D5.
Music in the Park: The final concert of this year’s outdoor concert series features the Air Force Band of the Golden West and The Commanders Big Band from 7-8 p.m. at the Port Plaza, 701 Columbia St. NW, Olympia. Free.
Western troubadour Kerry Grombacher: Grombacher will provide an evening of cowboy music and poetry at 7:30 p.m. 0 at the Lacey Timberland Library, 500 College St SE. Free. Information: TRL.org.