Olympia Tumwater Foundation Noon History Talk: Free monthly talk by author Sandra Crowell, previewing new Thurston County history book in progress, noon at Schmidt House, 330 Schmidt Place SW, Tumwater. Doors open at 11:30 a.m. Information: olytumfoundation.org, 360-786-8117.
Author Jim Lynch to discuss his new book: “Before the Wind” is a tale of a sailing-obsessed family. Lynch will speak 7:30-8:45 p.m. at the Olympia Timberland Regional Library, 313 Eighth Ave. SE. Free. Information: 360-352-0595.
Senior brain health: Linda Terry is a brain health trainer and a certified geriatric specialist. She will speak at the Tumwater Timberland Library, 7023 New Market St., from 1-2 p.m. All Timberland Regional Library programs are free. Information: 360-943-7790.
19th annual Resident Council Spring Bazaar: The residents at Providence Mother Joseph Care Center will kick off their annual spring bazaar at 10 a.m. at 3333 Ensign Road NE, Olympia. The bazaar runs until 4 p.m., and tables are available for vendors to rent. All proceeds benefit the Resident Council Fund. Information: Penny Hyers, 360-493-4634.
Friday and Saturday
Spring Arts Walk: The semi-annual arts celebration is 5-10 p.m. Friday and noon-8 p.m. Saturday throughout downtown Olympia.
Procession of the Species: A Luminary Procession happens at 9:30 p.m. Friday in downtown Olympia as part of Arts Walk. The full Procession of the Species begins at 4:30 p.m. Saturday, with the route beginning at Jefferson and Legion and winding west to Fifth and Water. Find a route map at http://www.procession.org/Map.php
20th Annual Olympic Club Brewfest: 1-11 p.m. Free admission, $13 per 10-sample taster punch card. All ages welcome in the pub; 21 and over only in the brewery and theater. McMenamin’s has partnered with Amtrak Cascades to offer 25 percent off an Amtrak ticket to Olympic Club Brewfest, if you book by April 19. Visit amtrakcascades.com to book your tickets. 112 N. Tower Ave., Centralia. Information: 360-736-5164 or 866-736-5164.