Lacey Chamber luncheon: The featured speaker is Jan Teague, president and CEO of the Washington Retail Association. Registration begins at 11:30 a.m. at the Worthington Center at Saint Martin’s University. Event begins at noon. $20 in advance for members. $25 for members and guests at the door. Please pay at tinyurl.com/laceyforum.
Mason County Power of the Purse: Turning Pointe Domestic Violence Services hosts its third annual Power of the Purse, 4-7 p.m. at Little Creek Events Center, 91 W. State Route 108, Shelton. Silent and live auctions. $25 tickets include entry, appetizers, dessert, and a cocktail or another beverage. Tickets are at turningpointe.org, at Turning Pointe’s Facebook page or by calling 360-426-1216. Donate new and gently used purses, wallets and scarves at 210 Pacific Court, Shelton.
South Sound Women’s Day: Speaker Marilyn McKenny headlines the event from 8 a.m.-5:30 p.m. at South Puget Sound Community College’s Student Union Building, 2011 Mottman Road SW. Topics include career, business, networking, home maintenance, cooking and financial education. Tickets are $85 and include lunch and wine reception. Register at southsoundwomensevents.org.
Wrinkles of Washington auditions: Will hold Christmas show auditions from 10 a.m.-noon, at the Lacey Senior Center, 6757 Pacific Ave. SE. WOW’s Christmas Shows will be Dec. 5 at the Lacey Senior Center and Dec. 12 at the Olympia Center, 222 Columbia St. NW.
Orca Tour 2015: Orca expert and author Erich Hoyt speaks at 7 p.m. at the Olympia Friends Meeting Hall, 3021 Boston Harbor Road NE, in Olympia. The event is co-sponsored by Washington Foundation for the Environment, Ravenwind Farms and Taylor Shellfish. Tickets are $10 general; $5 students, seniors, children under 12 and are available through Brown Paper Tickets at tinyurl.com/OlyOrcaHoyt.
Dixieland jazz: The Bellingham Dixieland All Stars will be at the Olympia Elks Lodge No. 186, 1818 Fourth Ave. NE, Olympia, from 1-4:30 p.m. Information: 360-943-9123. Members $10, general admission $14.
Candidates forum: The Mason County Senior Activities Center and the League of Women Voters of Mason County plan a free event from 2-4 p.m. at the Senior Activities Center, 190 W. Sentry Drive, Shelton. Come meet candidates for mayor, commissioners of finance and accounting, Port of Shelton Position 1, and four Shelton School Board positions. Call 360-426-7374.
Wrinkles of Washington auditions: Will hold Christmas Show auditions from 6-8 p.m. at the Lacey Senior Center, 6757 Pacific Ave. SE. WOW’s Christmas Shows will be Dec. 5 at the Lacey Senior Center and Dec. 12 at the Olympia Center, 222 Columbia St. NW.
Welcome Home: Sacred Heart Catholic Church invites those who have been away from the church to return. Meetings focused on questions, concerns and doubts are 6:30-8 p.m. Tuesdays in Hallen Hall, 812 Bowker Street SE, Lacey. Information: 260-491-0890 Ext. 104.
Candidate forum: Candidates for Olympia mayor and city council Position 1 will discuss issues from 7:30 to 8:45 p.m. at The Olympia Timberland Library, 313 Eighth Avenue SE. A question and answer period will follow the candidates’ prepared remarks. Information: 360-352-0595.
Olympia Tumwater Foundation Noon History Talk: Free monthly talk features Tracy Rebstock from State Archives, on how they can help researchers, at noon, at Schmidt House, 330 Schmidt Place SW, in Tumwater. Seating is on a first-come basis, and doors open at 11:30 a.m. Information: olytumfoundation.org, 360-786-8117.
Candidate forum: Candidates for Port commissioner and Olympia school board director will discuss issues from 7:30 to 8:45 p.m. at The Olympia Timberland Library, 313 Eighth Avenue SE. A question and answer period will follow the candidates’ prepared remarks. Information: 360-352-0595.
12th annual “Denim & Diamonds”: Fundraising event presented by the Karen Hilburn Breast and Cervical Cancer Fund, a chapter of Mason General Hospital Foundation, will be at 4 p.m., at the Alderbrook Resort & Spa, in Union. Tickets are $50 per person with all proceeds to benefit women in the community needing assistance to pay for the diagnoses and treatment of breast and cervical cancers. Dress is casual, with denim and diamonds optional. Reservations are required by Saturday, Oct. 18 by calling 360-427-3623 for tickets. Information: MasonGeneral.com/hilburn.html.