“Naturescaping for Water & Wildlife”: 6-9 pm, at the Lacey Community Center, 6729 Pacific Ave. SE. Learn how to turn your yard into a year-round landscape that attracts birds, butterflies and other small animals, while reducing maintenance and using less water. An optional follow-up class in March will review participants’ plans. Free, but registration is required: streamteam.info or 360-867-2167.
Korean-Era Veterans Salute ceremony: America’s Corps is hosting a Korean-Era Veterans Salute ceremony to honor Korean War and Korean War-era veterans at 10 a.m. at Watkins Field. The ceremony is open to the public through the DuPont Gate, Interstate 5 Exit 119. Gate opens at 9 a.m. for all non-DOD card holders. Events include interactive displays with soldiers and equipment from 7th Infantry Division and 593rd Expeditionary Sustainment Command. Retired Army Maj. Gen. John Hemphill and Korean Consul General Moon Duk-ho are the guest speakers. Lt. Gen. Stephen Lanza, 1st Corps commanding general, will preside over the salute ceremony. For more information, call the 593rd ESC Public Affairs Office at 253-967-6939.
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Lacey Lamplighters Lions annual garage sale: The biggest fundraiser of the year is from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. in Hallen Hall at Sacred Heart Church, 812 Bowker St. SE, Lacey. Includes old and new furniture, electronics, gifts, household items, Christmas items, clothes, books and much more. Information: Dorothy Payne, 360-456-0395 or 360-951-2202.
The Gravity Quartet: In concert at 8 p.m. at the Eagles Lounge, 805 Fourth Ave. E., Olympia. Doors open at 7 p.m. All ages are welcome. Tickets are $15, advance tickets $10 at thegravityquartet.brownpapertickets.com.
Salvation Army Women’s Auxiliary bake sale: “A Winter Wonderland” bake sale from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. at the Salvation Army, 1505 Fourth Ave. E., Olympia. Information: 360-491-2643.
Hunger Games Movie Marathon: The Hunger Games: Mockingjay — Part 2 movie comes out Nov. 20, and the Olympia library is showing a marathon of all three movies (The Hunger Games, Catching Fire and The Hunger Games: Mockingjay — Part 1) in the library's meeting room. Children under 13 will need to fill out a parent permission. Snacks are provided by the Friends of the Olympia Timberland Library. Movie schedule: 10:15 a.m., The Hunger Games; 1 p.m., Catching Fire; 3:45 p.m., The Hunger Games: Mockingjay — Part 1.
Chum Salmon and Cider event at McLane Creek Nature Trail: Enjoy hot cider and snacks while learning from trained Salmon Stewards about the wild spawning chum salmon at the McLane Creek Nature Trail from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. on Sunday. Dress for the weather and wear sturdy boots or shoes. Participants will meet at the covered shelter in the lower parking lot. To get to the McLane Creek Nature Trail, take the Evergreen State College exit from northbound Highway 101. Exit at Mud Bay Road and turn left at the stop sign onto Delphi Road. After 3.4 miles, turn right at the trail sign. Visitors need to display a Discover Pass. For information about how to purchase a $10 day pass or $30 annual pass, visit discoverpass.wa.gov. Salmon Stewards will be on the trail to answer questions every Saturday and Sunday, and Thursday and Friday of Thanksgiving weekend, weather permitting. Information: Chris Maun at 360-754-3355 ext. 6377 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
“Moving Beyond Poverty” People, Possibilities & Prosperity: Thurston Asset Building Coalition, United Way of Thurston County and the Community Foundation of South Puget Sound are co-hosting an event featuring Dr. Donna Beegle from 8 a.m.-11:30 a.m. at Red Lion Hotel, 2300 Evergreen Park Drive SW, Olympia. Cost is $30, breakfast included. (Scholarships available, email Mindie Reule, email@example.com). Information or to register: http://thurstonabc.org/poverty.
Olympia Tumwater Foundation Noon History Talk: Free monthly talk features Jewell Dunn, a geneologist who will talk about the Schmidts’ German roots and other German heritage in our area, noon at Schmidt House, 330 Schmidt Place SW, Tumwater. Doors open at 11:30 a.m. Information: olytumfoundation.org, 360-786-8117.
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