1 Fly-fishing author gives program
Skip Morris, author of 17 books on fly fishing and fly tying, will present a program at the monthly meeting of the South Sound Fly Fishers titled “Uncommon Fish, Uncommon Waters, Uncommon Methods.” 6:30 p.m. Tuesday; North Olympia Fire Station, 5046 Boston Harbor Rd NE, Olympia; free and open to the public; southsoundflyfishers.org.
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Author Dennis Larsen will give a program on another overland route to Puget Sound; he will talk about the Naches Pass from 1852-52; noon Thursday; Schmidt House, 330 Schmidt Place, Tumwater; free; 360-786-8117, olytumfoundation.org.
3 Learn basics of winter camping
Camping experts will teach what you need and what to expect while camping during the winter; they will discuss planning, staying warm, appropriate gear and setting up camp; 7-8:30 p.m. Thursday; REI, 3825 S. Steel St., Tacoma; free; register at rei.com/tacoma.
4 See ‘Sicario’ for free
The recent hit “Sicario” will be shown during Friday Movie at Main; the story of an FBI agent on a mission with an anti-drug task force is rated R; 1-3 p.m. Friday; Olympic Room, Tacoma Public Library, 1102 Tacoma Ave. S., Tacoma; free; 253-292-2001.
The Olympia-Thurston County Stream Team will host herpetologist Marc Hayes, who will lead a workshop on “Amphibians of the Northwest;” he will talk about identifying life stages of frogs; 9:30-11 a.m. Saturday; LOTT WET Science Center, 500 Adams St. NE, Olympia; register at streamteam.info.
6 Elma Winter Wine Festival
Learn about what local wineries have to offer; also there will be a beer garden and food; noon-9 p.m. Saturday; Grays Harbor Fair & Events Center, 32 Elma McCleary Road, Elma; $15-$20, includes keepsake wine glass and five wine tasting tickets; 21 and older only; 360-482-2651.