GET OUT: Edible garden series, J.A. Jance book events and more happenings

Learn all about composting at Edible Garden Series workshop
Learn all about composting at Edible Garden Series workshop Staff photographer

Wednesday (Sept. 9)

Edible garden series takes on the subject of composting

Explore the basics of vegetable gardening at the free monthly workshops, “Edible Gardens Workshop Series” presented by Pierce County. This month is all about composting basics sharing methods for turning your yard, garden and food waster into a valuable soil amendment. Classes this week are being held 6-8 p.m. Wednesday at the Lakewood Community Center, 9112 Lakewood Drive and 6-8 p.m. Thursday at Parkland Spanaway Library, 13718 Pacific Ave. S., Tacoma. Additional classes will be held Sept. 15 and 19. Registration is required; go to piercecountywa.org/ediblegardens for the details or call 253-798-4133.

J.A. Jance comes to local venues on book tour

Local author and bestselling mystery novelist, J.A. Jance, will be making stops locally in support of her latest novel, “Dance of the Bones.” Come out to meet her at these events: 7-8:30 p.m. Wednesday at Wesley Homes, 816 S 216th St., Des Moines, noon Thursday at Puyallup Library, 324 S. Meridian, Puyallup and 2 p.m. Sunday at Centralia Fox Theatre, 123 S. Tower Ave., Centralia. The book events are free to the public.

Fall Prevention Day activities at Center at Norpoint in NE Tacoma

It’s Fall Prevention Day and it is being recognized at the free event at the Center at Norpoint, 4818 Nassau Ave. NE, Tacoma. Learn tips to avoid falls, get information on nutrition, vision, medication, mobility and aides to daily living. Take the fall risk assessment, enjoy refreshments, goodie bags, and prizes. It is 11 a.m. Wednesday and is free

Final week of exhibit “Voices of Sumi Art” at Tacoma library

It’s the final week to take in “Voices of Sumi Art” exhibit at The Handforth Gallery in the Tacoma Public Library, 1102 Tacoma Ave. S., Tacoma. It features work by David Berger, Fumiko Kimura, Selinda Sheridan and Voski C. Sprague. It will be on display through Saturday. Viewing the exhibit is free during library hours. For more information, call 253-292-2001.