Outdoors

Plan your week list of events for Aug. 28

Canada geese fly in front of the Olympic Mountains as seen from the Billy Frank Jr. National Wildlife Refuge on March 17.
Canada geese fly in front of the Olympic Mountains as seen from the Billy Frank Jr. National Wildlife Refuge on March 17. toverman@theolympian.com

Monday

Game time for teens

Participants can play their favorite tabletop, trading card, computer and video games with other gamers; for ages 11-18. 4:30-6:30 p.m. Monday, Lakewood Library, 6300 Wildaire Road SW, Lakewood. Free. piercecountylibrary.org.

Wednesday

Take Nisqually bird walk

Join Phil Kelley on his weekly bird walk through the Billy Frank Jr. Nisqually National Wildlife Refuge; walk covers at least 2 miles; dress for the weather; bring rain gear, snacks and water, plus binoculars or spotting scopes if you have them. 8-11 a.m. Wednesday; meet at visitor center pond overlook at refuge. Walk is free, but there is a $3 parking fee. 360-459-1499, scrubjay323@aol.com.

Are the bears OK?

Join a park ranger and help write a story on a bear at Mount Rainier. 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, White River Campground amphitheater, Mount Rainier National Park. Program is free, but park admission fee applies. nps.gov/mora/planyourvisit.

Thursday

Willapa Bay fishing program

Local angler LeeRoy Wisner will give a presentation on fishing Willapa Bay at the next meeting of the South Sound chapter of Puget Sound Anglers. He will share ideas of when, where and how to catch salmon based on 20 years of fishing the bay. 7 p.m. Thursday; Lacey Community Center, 6729 Pacific Ave. SE, Lacey. Free. sschapterpsa.com.

Friday

Volunteer at nature center

Help care for the parkland surrounding the Tacoma Nature Center by removing invasive species and planting native vegetation; dress for the weather and bring work gloves; 9 a.m.-noon Friday, Tacoma Nature Center, 1919 S. Tyler St., Tacoma. Free. 253-591-6439, metroparkstacoma.org.

Saturday

Birding and breakfast

The Blacks Hills Audubon Society will holds its monthly birding and breakfast trip. Do some birding, then have breakfast with participants. 7:30-10 a.m. Saturday, meet at Port of Olympia property at the Northpoint parking lot by Anthony’s Hearthfire Restaurant, 1675 Marine Drive NE, Olympia. 360-352-7299.

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