Barb O’Neill Family and Friends dinner: The annual free meal is from noon to 5 p.m.at United Churches, 1101 11th Ave., Olympia. All are welcome. For donation information please contact Rodney O’Neill at 360-485-9931.
Thanksgiving giveaway: Molina Healthcare of Washington will give away 200 reusable grocery bags filled with Thanksgiving-related food items from 1-2 p.m. at Grocery Outlet, 2100 Harrison Ave., Olympia. The grocery bags will be distributed on a first-come, first-serve basis to the first 200 families while supplies last.
Tellebration: A concert of oral storytelling by members of the Sound Sound Story Guild will begin at 7 p.m. at Traditions Cafe, 300 Fifth Ave., Olympia. Cost is $10. Story entertainment for adults and older children.
10th annual Teddy Bear Tea Party: The Olympia-Capital Centennial Rotary Club and event sponsors are throwing a party for families with children ages 2-7 from 2:30-4 p.m. at the Olympia Elks Lodge, 1818 Fourth Ave. E., Olympia. Children are invited to bring their favorite teddy bear or stuffed animal. Event includes Santa and Mrs. Claus, crafts, face painting, live music and refreshments. Proceeds will benefit homeless youth in Olympia and put a book in every child’s hand. For more information, please visit www.TeddyBearTeaParty.net.
Olympia Downtown for the Holidays: Festivities begin at noon in and around Sylvester Park and wind down with a tree lighting ceremony at 4:30 p.m. Events and activities for all ages.
DSHS Mobile Community Service Office: Apply for assistance, drop off paperwork, complete an eligibility review, mid-certification review or make changes to an existing case from 8 a.m.-noon at Union Gospel Mission, 413 Franklin St., Olympia.
Spice of the Season: An evening of spirit in story and song at 7 p.m. at Traditions Cafe, 300 Fifth Ave., Olympia. Storytellers are Maggie Lott and Rebecca Hom.
Panorama Republicans: Guest speaker Sam Reed, former Washington secretary of state, will talk about candidates for the 2016 state and federal elections at 2 p.m., the Quinault Auditorium, on the lower level of the Quinault apartment building. For information, call Ron Bax at 438-5641 or email email@example.com.
Low-cost cat spay days: Concern for Animals, in cooperation with Animal Care Veterinary Clinic, will offer Low Cost Cat Spay Days on Dec. 3, 10 and 17, and Jan. 7, 14, 21 and 28. Animal Care Vet Clinic will be handling 20 surgeries per day for female cats 12 weeks and older that are not in heat, overweight or pregnant. Proof of low income and Thurston, Mason or Lewis county residence is needed to qualify. Information: 360-489-1478.