Protecting & Restoring NW Ecosystems Washington Native Plant Society South Sound Chapter will present a talk on the Society of Ecological Restoration (SER) Northwest Chapter. 7 p.m. Wednesday. Tacoma Nature Center, 1919 S. Tyler St., Tacoma. Free. 253-591-6439, southsoundchapterwnps.org
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Patricia Berman- Lecture on Edvard Munch: Dreamscapes In honor of Mental Health Month, explore the psychology of famous Norwegian painter Edvard Munch, known for paintings like “The Scream” and “Angst.” 7-9 p.m. Thursday. Scandinavian Cultural Center, 122nd Street and South Park Avenue, Tacoma. Free. 253-535-7322, plu.edu/munch
Capitol Volkssport Club - White River Trail and Parks: Thursday. Meet at 8:45 am at the Martin Way Park and Ride to carpool or 9:40 at the Shell Station, 2801 Auburn Way S., Auburn. This walk is a 10k walk with a 5k option, rated 1 (easy). Free. capitolvolkssportclub.org
Steilacoom Historic Home Tour Four privately owned historic homes in Steilacoom, plus the Immaculate Conception Mission, will be open to the public. Proceeds benefit the Steilacoom Historical Museum Association. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday. Steilacoom Historical Museum, 1801 Rainier St, Steilacoom. $20. 253-584-4133, steilacoomhistorical.org
City of Tacoma’s Amazing Preservation Race Learn about Tacoma’s unique cultural and historic resources as you race around the city completing family-friendly challenges in downtown Tacoma. 11 a.m. Saturday, registration at 10:30 a.m. University of Washington-Tacoma, 1918 Pacific Ave, Tacoma..tinyurl.com/hrebrq3
Bluegrass from the Forest Festival Annual festival with award-winning national and regional bands features master workshops, vendors, camping and youth programs. Friday-Sunday. Shelton Performing Arts Center, 3737 Shelton Springs Road, Shelton. $15-$35. 360-898-4581. Full schedule at bluegrassfromtheforest.com