Wednesday (Nov. 4)
Film series documents adventures of veterans at community screening
Discover the work of the National Parks Conservation Association and Vet Voice Foundation at the Veterans and Film in the North Cascades and Beyond, an evening of short films. Documenting the adventures of veterans and returning military in national parks of Washington and beyond, the films explore how wild places are helping veterans reconnect with their families and peers. The event, at 7 p.m. Wednesday, will also feature speakers who will present footage and touching stories of veterans healing in the great outdoors. The free film screening is being held at McGavick Conference Center, Clover Park Technical College, 4500 Steilacoom Blvd. SW, Lakewood. For more information, call 360-688-0917.
Explore the Woodard Bay-Chehalis Western Trail on walk
Get your walk in with the Capitol Volkssport Club on its Woodard Bay-Chehalis Western Trail Walk at 10 a.m. Thursday. The 10K walk with a 5K option is rated easy and will be on a paved trail through farmlands and forests. Meet at the South Bay Market & Deli, 3425 Shincke Road NE, Olympia to carpool. For more information about the club go to capitolvolkssportclub.org.
Bobcat Goldthwait performs at Tacoma Comedy Club
Coming off a new Showtime special, “You Don’t Look the Same Either,” Bobcat Goldthwait brings fresh comedy about politics, divorce, going broke and his career as a director of film and TV. He will be performing at the Tacoma Comedy Club, 933 Market St., Tacoma, with shows starting Thursday. Times are 8 p.m. Thursday, 8 and 10:30 p.m. Nov. 6-7 with tickets from $10-$14. Get yours at tacomacomedyclub.com
Vietnam veterans meet and mingle at free event in Auburn
It’s an evening to meet and mingle at the White River Valley Museum’s free Vietnam Veterans Social starting at 9:30 a.m. Friday. There will be a meet and greet with retired U.S. Army Brigadier General Dr. John Rose, a Vietnam veteran and a senior representative for the Vietnam War Commemoration. He will be presenting “Congress approved” pins to veterans in attendance. While you’re at the museum, 918 H St. SE, Auburn, check out the exhibit “Service Ink” that provides a setting for appreciation and discussion, and celebration of the vigor and storytelling inherent in the art of tattooing. For more information call 253-288-7433 or go online to wrvmuseum.org