Birding at Fort Steilacoom
Join this guided walk, led by an experienced birder, through the 342-acre park. This is a good walk for birders of all experience levels. Bring binoculars and a field guide if you have them. 8-11 a.m. Tuesday; meet by the red barns at Fort Steilacoom Park, 8714 87th Ave. SW, Lakewood. Free. tahomaaudubon.org.
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Hear about Oregon trails
William Sullivan will give a program on new trails he discovered while researching the fourth edition of his book “100 Hikes/Travel Guide: Oregon Coast & Coast Range.” He is speaking at the Olympia Mountaineer’s Adventure Speaker Series. Potluck dinner at 6 p.m., with the program at 7 p.m. Wednesday; Friends Meeting Hall, 3201 Boston Harbor Road NE, Olympia. Bring a dish to share, plus plate and flatware, for the potluck. mountaineers.org.
Telling the tiger muskie story
Jack Tipping, a retired state fish biologist, will talk about tiger muskies in Washington at the meeting of the Puget Sound Anglers South Sound Chapter. He will talk about the process to introduce the fish to the state, as well as where and how to fish for them. 7 p.m. Thursday; Lacey Community Center, 6729 Pacific Ave. SE, Lacey. Free. sschapterpsa.com.
Meteor shower best seen early
You’ll have to wake up early to get a good glimpse of the Eta Aquarids meteor shower. Astronomers said viewing will be best in the hour or two before dawn Friday and Saturday. The meteor shower is caused as the Earth passes through debris left by Halley’s Comet.
Run a 5k for free
Come out for this weekly 5-kilometer run sponsored by the Tacoma Runners. Participants of all skill levels are welcome. 8-9 a.m. Saturday; meet at the gates at the top of the hill above Owen Beach, Point Defiance Park, 5400 N. Pearl St., Tacoma. Free. Register at tacomarunners.com.
Key Peninsula community fair
More than 50 exhibitors will offer information on services and activities during the 16th annual Livable Community Fair. There will be a kids trout pond, entertainment, bookmobile, gardening sessions and more. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, Key Peninsula Civic Center, 17010 S. Vaughn Road KPN, Vaughn. Free. For details, go to kpciviccenter.org.