1 Planets in conjunction
There will be two conjunction events this week; conjunctions occur when two or more objects appear extremely close together in the sky. Just before sunrise Monday, look for Venus and Jupiter to be close together in the eastern sky; then early Wednesday, Mars will appear with the other two planets in the eastern sky.
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An REI Outdoor School instructor will show participants the basics of navigating using a GPS unit; if you own a one, bring it along. The class is 6:30-8:30 p.m. Tuesday at REI in Olympia, 625 Black Lake Blvd., Suite 410, Olympia. It’s $30 for REI members, $50 for non-members; register at rei.com/olympia.
3 Shelton birds and brews
Meet with other birders from the Mason County area; these Blackhills Audubon Society events are a chance to learn where to bird and which species have been seen lately. It’s 5-7 p.m. Wednesday at Smoking Mo’s, 203 W. Railroad Ave., Shelton; blackhills-audubon.org.
4 A night of dark tales
This will be a night of storytelling, with spine-tingling stories perfect for some Halloween chills. Geared for adults. Come at 7 p.m. Thursday to Traditions Café and World Folk Art, 300 Fifth Ave. SW, Olympia; free; traditionsfairtrade.com.
Harbor WildWatch hosts this free event where participants can learn about creatures in the waters of Puget Sound. Divers will take a camera below the surface to show you what’s down there, and touch tanks will be on site. It’s 3-6 p.m. Saturday at Jerisich Dock, 3211 Harborview Drive, Gig Harbor; harborwildwatch.org.
6 Join the harvest fest fun
Metro Parks Tacoma is holding a free harvest festival at two locations, with games, crafts, pumpkins and more. It’s 5:30-8:30 p.m. Saturday at STAR Center, 3873 S. 66th St., Tacoma; and 6-9 p.m. Saturday at Peoples Center, 1602 Martin Luther King Jr. Way, Tacoma; metroparkstacoma.org.