Help protect Titlow Park
Metro Parks Tacoma is holding an informational meeting for people interested in helping to restore the woodlands or patrol the grounds and alert authorities to vandalism or hazards at Titlow Park; 6-7:30 p.m. Tuesday; Titlow Lodge, 8425 Sixth Ave., Tacoma; metroparkstacoma.org.
Talking about owls
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Naturalist Leigh Calvez will talk about her newest book, “The Hidden Lives of Owls: The Science and Spirit of Nature’s Most Elusive Birds,” a look the owls of the Northwest; she also will sign books; 7 p.m. Tuesday; Tacoma Public Library main branch, 1102 Tacoma Ave. S., Tacoma; free; 253-292 2001, tacomalibrary.org.
Shelton Birds and Brew
This Black Hills Audubon Society event is a good opportunity to meet fellow birders in the Shelton area; be willing to share some of your birding locations; good for beginners and those new to the area; 5-7 p.m. Wednesday; El Sarape Cantina, 318 W. Railroad Ave., Shelton; blackhills-audubon.org.
Oktoberfest bingo in Lacey
Play bingo and dress in your best lederhosen to compete in the best-dressed event; part of Lacey Bingo Night; 21 and older; 7-9 p.m. Friday, with an optional themed dinner ($5); Lacey Senior Center, 6757 Pacific Ave. SE, Lacey; $10; 360-407-3967.
Come to Scarecrow Festival
The fall festival includes a scarecrow competition, hay rides, carnival games, vendors, farm animals and food; 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday; Sehmel Homestead Park, 10123 78th Ave., Gig Harbor; suggested $2 per child donation; penmetparks.org.
Visit Carnival of Color
The Mount St. Helens Institute is celebrating the change of seasons and arrival of fall colors; the carnival includes games, a scavenger hunt, crafts, food and a photo booth station; 10 a.m.-4 p.m, Saturday; Mount St. Helens Science and Learning Center, 19000 Spirit Lake Highway, Toutle; $5 suggested donation; mshinstitute.org.