Open mic with Jeff Mims sign up beginning at 6 p.m., music starts at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday. Treos Old Town, 2312 N. 30th St., Tacoma. 253-753-4544.
Backcountry Film Festival: Join the Mountaineers to watch several short films focused on human-powered, winter backcountry adventure, 7-9 p.m. Thursday. Mountaineers Tacoma Branch, 2302 N. 30th St., Tacoma. Free, $5 donation requested, all proceeds go to support The Mountaineers Tacoma Explorers Youth Program. mountaineers.org
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Hanford: A Personal & Historical Perspective with Kathleen Flenniken,10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Thursday. Garfield Book Company, 208 Garfield St. S., Tacoma. $15 walk-in’s welcomed. 253-241-4166, plu.edu/liferoadscholar
Wednesday — Thursday
Microsoft Word 2010 basics: Learn the basics of understanding simple toolbar functions, creating and spell-checking a document, editing, saving, and printing. Also learn the basic differences between Word 2007 and the 2010 release. Requires ability to use a mouse. 1:30 p.m. Wednesday. Tacoma Public Library, 1102 Tacoma Ave. S., Tacoma. Free. Registration required. 253-292-2001, tacomalibrary.org.
Downloading Books with Overdrive Participants will be introduced to the logistics of downloadable audio and ebooks, where can they be found and what software is needed to transfer them to personal computers and devices. We will discuss file types and learn how to more effectively find audiobooks and ebooks to download. 1:30 p.m. Thursday. Tacoma Public Library, 1102 Tacoma Ave. S., Tacoma. Free. Registration required. 253-292-2001, tacomalibrary.org