Sunday (Feb. 12)
Music at the conservatory
The Second Sunday Music Series continues with a performance featuring the romantic ballads of Cara Francis; enjoy live acoustic music amid the displays of tropical flowers; 1-2:30 p.m. Sunday (Feb. 12); W.W. Seymour Conservatory, Wright Park, 316 S. G St., Tacoma; $3 suggested donation; seymourconservatory.org.
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Real-life story of discovery
Hear the story of Ryan Hudson, a professional snowboarder who found hope in the mountains after enduring childhood poverty; 7 p.m. Tuesday; The Mountaineers Seattle Program Center, 7700 Sand Point Way NE, Seattle; $12 or $10 in advance for Mountaineer members; mountaineers.org/bewild.
Used outdoor gear sale
The Tacoma Mountaineers are hosting a used outdoor gear sale; the evening also includes a review of the programs offered by the local Mountaineers branch; 6-9 p.m. Thursday; Tacoma Mountaineers Program Center, 2302 N. 30th St., Tacoma; tacomamountaineers.org.
Birds in temperate rainforests
The Olympia-Thurston County Stream Team will host a talk by Alison Styring, an ornithologist at The Evergreen State College; she will talk about her ongoing study, “Avian Monitoring in Temperate Rainforests”; 7-8:30 p.m. Thursday; Traditions Fair Trade, 300 Fifth Ave. SW, Olympia; free; register at treamteam.info/getinvolved/calendar.
Give archery a try
The Capital City Bowmen are hosting “Archery for All,” a chance for individuals and families to try the sport of archery; 6:30-9 p.m. Friday; Capital City Bowmen, 14318 Littlerock Road, Rochester; $8-$20; 360-352-3816, capitolcitybowmen.org.
Learn about flint knapping
Members of Puget Sound Flint Knappers will be on hand to demonstrate the ancient art of flint knapping; they will show how arrowheads and other items were made from flint; 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday; lobby of Cabela’s, 1600 Gateway Blvd. NE, Lacey; free; 360-252-3500.