• Pierce County libraries offer a variety of free computer classes at its various branches. Here are a couple happening today:
Word 2010 for Beginners, 2-4 p.m. at the Gig Harbor Pierce County Library, 4424 Point Fosdick Drive NW, Gig Harbor. Free. 253-548-3305, piercecountylibrary.org.
Computer for Beginners, 2-3:30 p.m. at the Bonney Lake Library, 18501 90th St. E., Bonney Lake. Free. 253-548-3308, piercecountylibrary.org.
• Join the Tacoma Science Café for a discussion on the current and concerning topic of sports concussions, the brain injuries affecting athletes in nearly every sport, from professionals and adults to students and kids. The free “Concussions in Youth Sports” is at 6:30 tonight at The Swiss, 1904 Jefferson Ave., Tacoma; pacsci.org/ScienceCafe.
• Make plans this weekend to head out for the Rainier Mountain Festival. The event includes a huge gear sale; mountain safety courses; Mountaineers Books authors; and slideshows by Ed Viesturs, Dave Hahn and Melissa Arnot. It’s from 9 a.m.-10 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at Whittaker Mountaineering Mt. Rainier Basecamp, 30027 State Route 706 E., Ashford. It’s free; 800-238-5756, rainiermountainfest.com.Check out blog.thenewstribune.com/getout for more events or go to calendar.thenewstribune.com and for more ideas.