Astronomy club meets
The Tacoma Astronomical Society will hold its monthly meeting; there will be discussion of activities and often a guest speaker; 7:30-9:30 p.m. Tuesday; Room 175, Thompson Hall, University of Puget Sound, Tacoma; tas-online.org.
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Fishing tips for coho
Nic Norbeck will give a program on fishing for coho salmon in rivers; Norbeck is a guide fishing the rivers of Southwest Washington; he will speak at the meeting of the South Sound chapter of Puget Sound Anglers; 7 p.m. Thursday; Lacey Community Center, 6729 Pacific Ave. SE, Lacey; sschapterpsa.com.
Look for marine creatures
Two conservation groups will hold a pier peer; see some of the marine creatures that live in Puget Sound. South Sound Estuary Association: 7 p.m. Friday; Boston Harbor Marina, 312 73rd Ave. NE, Olympia: $10, free for 10 and younger; register at sseacenter.org/pier-peer. Harbor WildWatch: 6-8 p.m. Maritime Pier, Gig Harbor; $2 or $5 for family donation requested; harborwildwatch.org.
Run for kids only
Children 14 and younger will run their own race, either 1 mile or 2 miles; 1-mile races start at 9 a.m. and 2-mile race at 9:30 a.m. Saturday; Wapato Park, 6500 S. Sheridan Ave., Tacoma; $5 through Thursday or $5 day of the race; metroparkstacoma.org.
RC plane swap meet
The fourth annual South Sound RC Swap Meet returns to Olympia; in addition to vendor sales, there will be a raffle for radio-controlled airplanes and other items and a chance to visit the museum; 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday; Olympic Flight Museum, 7637 Old Highway 99 SE, Olympia; $5, free for 6 and younger; olympicflightmuseum.com.
Saturday bike rides return
The CUPPA ride series by the Capital Bicycling Club returns for the fall-winter season; this ride will cover almost 30 miles at a moderate pace; heavy rain or snow will cancel — if so, have a cup of java with cycling friends; depart 10:30 a.m. Saturday; meet at Dancing Goats, 111 Market St NE, Olympia; for details go to capitalbicycleclub.org.