Take a fitness bike ride
This group ride will cover about 75 miles; ride at your own pace or with others; regroup for lunch around midway point; 10 a.m. Sunday (April 3); leave from Stevenson Custom Cycles, 3800 Lorne St. SE, Tumwater; for information, contact Bill Stevenson at 360-402-2234 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Astronomy club meets
The Tacoma Astronomical Club will hold its general meeting; club members share information and there is often a guest speaker; nonmembers welcome to attend; 7:30 p.m. Tuesday; Room 175, Thompson Hall, University of Puget Sound, Tacoma; tas-online.org.
Take a walk in Tacoma
The 2016 Walk Tacoma series kicks off on National Walking Day; learn about different areas of downtown Tacoma on 1.5- to 2-mile walks led by local experts; noon-1 p.m. Wednesday; start at the lion sculptures at Wright Park on Sixth Avenue, Tacoma; free; downtownonthego.com.
Join Sprout Smart program
During the Sprout Smart program, children can decorate and plant their own seed house, and paint a portrait of a plant using botanical-based paints; 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Thursday; W.W. Seymour Botanical Conservatory, 316 S. G St., Tacoma; $3 suggested donation; 253-591-5330.
Volksmarch in DuPont
The Capital Volkssport Club is leading this walk that winds through old and new DuPont; this is an easy walk that will cover 10 kilometers; leave at 10 a.m. Thursday; 76 gas station, 100 Barksdale Ave. N., DuPont; free, unless walking for credit; capitolvolkssportclub.org.
Go on a soil safari
Learn about the fungus, bacteria and bugs that help decompose items found in soil; activities for everyone in the family; 10 a.m. Saturday, with special presentation at 2 p.m.; LOTT’S WET Science Center, 500 Adams St. NE, Olympia; free; lottcenterwater.org.