Get your poetry published
This workshop is for poets just getting started on getting their work published and those have been published, but want to accomplish more; 7 p.m. Monday; Olympia Senior Center, 222 Columbia St., Olympia; free; 360-586-6181, southsoundseniors.org.
Story time for toddlers
Ideals for ages 2-3, children can enjoy simple picture books, songs, finger plays and games; 9:30 a.m. Tuesday; Pierce County Library Orting branch, 202 Washington Ave., Orting; free; 253-548-3312, piercecountylibrary.org.
Surfriders chapter holds meeting
The South Sound chapter of Surfrider Foundation will hold its meeting; this is a chance to get involved in water quality issues in the South Sound; 6:30-7:30 p.m. Thursday; Tacoma Cabana, 728 Pacific Ave., Tacoma; southsound.surfrider.org.
Restoring the Nisqually delta
Melanie Davis, a U.S. Geological Survey restoration ecologist, will talk about the restoration of the Nisqually River delta; she will discuss the tools used to track the results and provide a summary of the latest findings; part of the South Sound Estuary Association’s Discovery Speaker Series; 7-8:30 p.m. Thursday; LOTT’s Wet Center, 500 Adams Street NE, Olympia; free; sseacenter.org.
Meet photographer Alice Wheeler
Photographer Alice Wheeler will share images and stories from her new book “Outcasts and Innocents: Photographs of the Northwest;” she is known for photographing Nirvana, Bikini Kill and riot grrrl bands; 6:30 p.m. Friday; Lacey Timberland Regional Library, 500 College St. SE, Lacey; free; 360-491-3960, trl.org.
Run in the Chili Chase
Start your Valentine’s Day weekend by running in the Chili Chase; there will be a 5-kilometer run and a kids’ dash; enjoy a bowl of chili after the run; runs begin at 8 a.m. Saturday; STAR Center, 3873 S. 66th St., Tacoma; registration is required; 253-404-3939, starcentertacoma.org.