Author Emily St. John Mandel Author of “Station Eleven,” this year’s Tacoma Reads Together selection. Free book talk and signing. 7-9 p.m. Thursday. Urban Grace Church, 902 Market St., Tacoma, Tacoma. Free. 253-272-8801
Creative Circle of Women Take part in showing off your creativity. 6:30 p.m. Friday. Artful Dreamers Studio, 2926 S. Steele St., Tacoma. $10
“It’s Never Too Late” Live podcast hosted by Dorothy Wilhelm, highlighting people maximizing retirement. 9 a.m. Friday, Lakewood Senior Center, 9112 Lakewood Drive SW, Lakewood. Also available online, audience seating is limited.
Wapato Park Work Party 9 a.m.-noon Saturday, Wapato Park, 6500 S. Sheridan Ave., Tacoma. Free. firstname.lastname@example.org
Guts, Greens & Brains with Sherry Fry and Steven B. Fry. Explore the relationship between the gastrointestinal system, the brain, the “second brain” in the gut, and the power of green foods. 10 a.m.-noon Saturday. Marlene’s Market & Deli, 2565 S. Gateway Center Place, Federal Way. $10. Registration required. 253-839-0933, marlenesmarket-deli.com/march-2016-classes