Local photographers’ exhibition: Local artists’ fine art photography pieces will be on display and available for purchase during business hours at Buck’s Fifth Avenue — Culinary Exotica in downtown Olympia, 209 Fifth Ave. SE; 360-352-9301, culinaryexotica.com.
Author discussion: Elana Freeland will speak on “Dispelling Cognitive Dissonance in an Electromagnetic Space Age,” at 7 p.m. at Traditions Cafe, 300 Fifth Ave., Olympia.
Olympia Film Society open house and membership meeting: Join OFS from noon-2:30 p.m. to learn about where OFS is headed and celebrate its progress. On the agenda: tours of the Capitol Theater, ideas for renovations, repairs and upgrades of the theater, introduction of new board members and free popcorn. RSVP to email@example.com or at 360-754-6670.
Discover Lake Sylvia Fall Festival: The Friends of Schafer and Lake Sylvia will host the sixth annual Discover Lake Sylvia Fall Festival in Montesano, 7 a.m.-4 p.m. at Lake Sylvia State Park, 1812 N. Lake Sylvia Road. The family event kicks off with a camp pancake breakfast; a 10K, half marathon and 2-mile family fun run; music; kids games and races; an artists market; food vendors; Boy Scout cooking demos and more. To participate in the runs, contact firstname.lastname@example.org. Shuttle service will be available at Simpson Elementary School, 519 W. Simpson Ave., Montesano. Discover Pass needed to park at the lake. For more information, contact Stet Palmer at 360-789-9953 or go to fosls.org.
Auditions for Entertainment Explosion: Entertainment Explosion will host new member auditions for singers and dancers, ages 50 and up, from 10 a.m.-noon at St. Andrews Methodist Church, 530 School St. in Lacey. If you plan to attend, please send a message to email@example.com. Call 360-250-8413 with questions. On Feb. 21, EE will present the “A Really Big Shoe 10 — EE Folk Fest” benefit concert for homeless children at The Washington Center for the Performing Arts. Information: entertainmentexplosion.org.
Relay For Life Garage Sale Fundraiser: 8 a.m.-2 p.m. at the Veterans of Foreign Wars Hall, 2902 Martin Way E., Olympia. All proceeds benefit The Plant Place Relay For Life Team and the American Cancer Society. Information: 360-790-7460.
Saturday-Sunday and Oct. 3-4
Hunter sight-in: Capitol City Rifle and Pistol Club, 14318 Littlerock Road, Littlerock, will hold a sight-in for firearms owners this fall on two weekends, starting at 9 a.m. Instruction will cover the safe handling of firearms, including loading, aiming and firing hunting rifles. The club will supply all equipment, 200-yard range, spotting scopes, sandbags, bench rests, targets and range safety officer. $5. No appointments necessary; bring your rifle and ammunition; 360-956-0608 or ccrpclub.org.
Reader’s Theater presents comedies: Three comedies that will tickle your funny bone. Begins at 1:30 p.m. “Man Under Bed” is about an escaped convict and a feisty elderly lady and her neighbors; “Shoe Story” is about two women strangers who connect because of shoes; and “On the RAC” asks, How do committees ever get anything done? Donations will be accepted. Information: 360-407-3967 or southsoundseniors.org.
The Washington Center for the Performing Arts Speaks: At 10:15 a.m. at the Olympia Senior Center, 222 Columbia St. NW, representatives will present their 2015-16 season with a video and brochures. Information: 360-586-6181 or southsoundseniors.org.
Celtic harpist and violist to play Cafe Love: Debut Olympia performance by Oregon Celtic harpist and multi-instrumentalist David Helfand and violist Justin Lader at 7 p.m. at Café Love, 205 Fourth Ave. E., Olympia. Admission is $5-$10. Information: davidhelfand.com.