50 jobs in 50 states
Daniel Seddiqui will talk about his quest to find 50 jobs in 50 states in 50 weeks; he chose professions that reflected the culture and economy of each state; 7 p.m. Tuesday; Norman Worthington Conference Center, Saint Martin’s University, 5000 Abbey Way SE, Lacey; free; 360-491-4700 or stmartin.edu.
Sea kayaking in Alaska
Bob Kandiko will give a program based on his 15 trips to sea kayak in the waters of Alaska; part of the Olympia Mountaineers’ Adventure Speaker Series; 6 p.m. potluck meal and social hour, 7 p.m. program, Wednesday; Friends Meeting House at Priest Point, 3201 Boston Harbor Road, Olympia; bring a dish to share and your own plate and flatware; olympiamountaineers.org.
Give archery a try
The Skookum Archery Club holds a drop-in archery program every Thursday through October; this is an introductory group lesson; offered at 6 and 7:30 p.m. Thursday; Skookum Archery Club, 11209 Shaw Road, Puyallup; $5 a person for ages 8 and older; 253-770-4177, skookumarchery.com.
Peer into the Sound
The South Sound Estuary Association will hold its monthly Pier Peer; underwater lights will attract marine creatures; 7 p.m. Friday; Boston Harbor Marina, 312 73rd Ave. NE, Olympia; $10 for 12 and older, free for ages 6-11; register at sseacenter.org/pier-peer.
Coffee: Farm to cup
The first in the “Evolving: A Series of Talks on Evolution” program; this program looks at the origins of coffee; Tara Brown of Cora Coffee Roasters will also talk about starting her own coffee business; 11 a.m. Saturday; W.W. Seymour Botanical Conservatory, 315 S. G St., Tacoma; $3 suggested donation; metroparkstacoma.org.
NW Trek open house
Learn about the volunteer opportunities at Northwest Trek Wildlife Park, including volunteering in the education, animal care, conservation and maintenance departments; 10-11 a.m. Saturday; Northwest Trek Wildlife Park, 11610 Trek Drive E., Eatonville; free; for more information, contact Dan Belting at email@example.com.