1 Birds and beer
Meet with fellow South Sound birders and share what you have seen and where; a good opportunity for people new to the area; 4:30 p.m. Monday; Fish Tale Brewpub, 515 Jefferson St. SE, Olympia; for information, contact Deb Nickerson at 360-754-5397 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
2 Multiple celestial events
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The Orionids meteor shower is expected to produce up to 20 meteors per hour at its peak; it is produced by dust grains left behind by comet Halley; the shower will reach its peak the Monday night and Tuesday morning; that will be followed Wednesday by a partial solar eclipse; it will begin at 12:38 p.m. PDT and reach its peak at 2:45 p.m.
3 Hoot n Howl
Make your way through Northwest Trek and look for animals in the dark on a special nighttime tram tour; visitors can don their Halloween costumes, play games and more; 6-10 p.m. Friday and Saturday; Northwest Trek Wildlife Park, 11610 Trek Dr. E., Eatonville; included in park admission; 360-832-6117 or nwtrek.org.
4 Kids trout pond
Volunteeers from Puget Sound Anglers will be on hand to help kids fish in a portable trout pond; each child may take home one fish; it is one event during the Kids Fall Festival weekend; 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday; Cabela’s, 1600 Gateway Blvd. NE, Lacey; free; 360-252-3500.