Forum on climate, energy: Co-sponsored by the South Sound Sierra Club and the League of Women Voters of Thurston County, the forum will focus on how to express community concerns about climate issues. The forum will take place at Olympia School District’s Board Room, Knox Building, 1113 Legion Way SE, Olympia, starting at 7 p.m. Panelists include Anna Fahey, senior communications strategist with Sightline Institute of Seattle, Tom Crawford, board vice chair for Thurston Climate Action Team and a representative of the League of Women Voters of Thurston County. For more information, contact Tom Crawford, email@example.com.
Mason County Power of the Purse: Turning Pointe Domestic Violence Services hosts its third 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.
Helping female veterans: A fundraiser to help provide safe housing for homeless female veterans and their children will be from 7 p.m. to midnight at the Olympia Eagles Club, 805 Fourth Ave. E. Cost is $20. The evening will feature Laura Lowe and the Mud Bay Blues Band, and will also feature a spaghetti dinner and cash bar. Information, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 a wine reception. Register at southsoundwomensevents.org.
Auditions: Wrinkles of Washington will have its 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.
About orcas: 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; and $5 for students, seniors, people under 12. Tickets are available through Brown Paper Tickets at brownpapertickets.com/event/2259652.