Washington Native Plant Society South Sound Speaker Series Join WSU Extension forestry professor Kevin Zobrist for a slide show presentation on the native trees that call the forests of western Washington home. Learn about their distinguishing characteristics, special features and adaptations, ecological roles, and where you are likely to encounter them. The presentation will be followed by an opportunity to get a signed copy of his book “Native Trees of Western Washington — A Photographic Guide.” Free and open to non-members. 7 p.m. Wednesday at Tacoma Nature Center, 1919 S. Tyler St., Tacoma. southsoundchapterwnps.org
Introduction to Rosetta Stone available on the Tacoma Public Library website; free one-hour class covers creating an account, accessing available languages and using the app on a device. Requires a library card. 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, Tacoma Public Library, 1102 Tacoma Ave. S., Tacoma. Registration suggested; 253-292-2001.
Junie B. Jones Party celebrate the books with fun party featuring a stick scrapbook craft, games and fun. 2 p.m. Wednesday at University Place Library, 3609 Market Place W., University Place. Free. 253-548-3307
New Tech Tacoma bringing together the smart, fun, creative people from across the full spectrum of the Tacoma area tech community. 5 p.m. Thursday. Post Hall, 1102 A St. #450, Tacoma. $10-$20. newtechtacoma.com