1 Birds and beer
Meet other birders from Mason County or those who bird in the area; talk about good places to bird and the interesting birds you have sighted recently; people new to the area will benefit from this exchange; have a beverage and or a bite to eat with us; 5 p.m. Wednesday; Smoking Mo's Kitchen, 203 W. Railroad Ave., Shelton; blackhills-audubon.org.
2 Learn waxing basics
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Taking care of your skis and snowboard will help snowriders have a great time on the slopes; staff technicians will explain how and why waxes work, and offer tips on base preparation; 8:30 p.m. Thursday; REI, 3825 S. Steele St., Tacoma; free; register at rei.com/tacoma; 253-671-1938.
3 Hunting report deadline
Hunters have until midnight Jan. 31 to report their success in hunting deer, elk, black bear, moose, bighorn sheep, mountain goat and turkey during the past year; learn more at wdfw.wa.gov/hunting.
4 Planting volunteers needed
Help salmon by taking part in a Pierce County Stream Team planting; work will take place along South Prairie Creek stream banks in South Prairie; 9 a.m.-noon Saturday; free; to register and receive directions, contact Jayme Gordon at 253- 845-9770, Ext. 102, or firstname.lastname@example.org.