Oshogatsu in Olympia: Japanese New Year celebration, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at The Olympia Center, 222 Columbia St. SE, Olympia. Live entertainment. Event includes cultural activities, make-and-take crafts, demonstrations and an art exhibition Free with a suggested donation of $2 per person or $5 per family. Proceeds benefit the Olympia-Kato Sister City Association.
Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation Banquet: The Olympia chapter hosts the event at 4 p.m. at Little Creek Casino in Shelton to benefit the future of elk, other wildlife, their habitat and hunting opportunities. Tickets available at rmef.org or by contacting Andi May at 360-780-3042.
South Sound Wedding Show: The ninth annual event is 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. at Marcus Pavilion at Saint Martin’s University, 5300 Abbey Way, SE, Lacey. Fashion shows presented at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. Discounted tickets are available online, or purchase tickets for $12 at the door. Free parking. Information: southsound weddingshow.com or weddingand eventmagazine.com.
Winter twig identification: Discover winter’s hidden gems with twig classes offered by Native Plant Salvage Foundation. The 2 1/2- hour field class will be at a west Olympia-area nature trail. Choose from one of two sessions: 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. or 1 to 3:30 p.m. Cost is $5, and participants will receive a handout and have the opportunity to purchase the “Winter in the Woods” book. Registration is required by calling the Native Plant Salvage Foundation, 360-867-2167, or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Workshop details and directions will be sent to all participants.
Alto a Las Deportaciones!: Immigrant and Refugee Solidarity: A discussion about the importance of supporting the worldwide struggles of immigrants and refugees will be from 7-9 p.m., at Obsidian, 414 Fourth Ave. E., Olympia.
The House of Welcome: Help celebrate 20 years of The Evergreen State College’s Longhouse Education and Cultural Center at noon at the state Capital Museum Coach House, 211 21st Ave. SW, Olympia. The public program is part of the noon lecture series. Suggested donation to each presentation is $2. Attendees are welcome to bring lunch. Coffee, tea and cookies will be served. Information: 360-753-2580.
Long Lake Management District: The annual community meeting begins at 6:30 p.m., 6729 Pacific Ave. SE. Presentations include the 2016 work plan, weed management techniques, Long Lake water levels, and current issues with noxious plants. Information: Sharman Ballantine, 360-493-6304.
Eye on Nature: A field trip fundraiser for a program that connects children to nature through free field trips to Billy Frank Jr. Nisqually National Wildlife Refuge. 5-9 p.m., at Fish Tale Brew Pub, 515 Jefferson St. SE, Olympia. Suggested $10 door donation. Proceeds donated from the night’s sales.
Lunafest film festival: Soroptimist International of Olympia’s film festival is at 6:30 p.m. 2016 at South Puget Sound Community College, Building 26, Room 105 Lecture Hall, 2011 Mottman Road SW, Olympia. Films by female filmmakers highlight women as leaders. Tickets at siolympialunafest.bpt.me or at the door. Space is limited. Information: soroptimistolympia.org and facebook.com/SoroptimistOlympia.