1 Conjunction of the moon, Venus
Look for the moon and Venus to be close to each other in the sky; conjunctions are when two or more objects will appear extremely close together; the crescent moon will come with 2 degrees of bright planet Venus in the early morning sky Monday; look to the east just before sunrise.
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Dylan Thomas will do a staged reading of “A Child’s Christmas in Wales,” followed by singing carols with the audience; part of Olympia Senior Center Readers Theater; 1-2 p.m. Tuesday; Olympia Senior Center, 222 Columbia St., Olympia; free, donations accepted; 360-586-6181, southsoundseniors.org.
3 Story time at Conservatory
Bring your children to hear Bonnie Beaudoin read “The Gingerbread Man” by Jan Brett; theme for this story hour is herbs and spices and includes an herb bouquet art project; 11 a.m,-noon Wednesday; W.W. Seymour Botanical Conservatory in Wright Park, 316 S. G St., Tacoma; free; seymourconservatory.org.
4 Women and fly fishing
Heather Hodson, founder of Spokane Women on the Fly, will give a program on the woman’s perspective of fly fishing at the meeting of the Puget Sound Flyfishers; she will talk about the history of women in the sport, equipment and clothing for women, overcoming the intimidation factor, safety on the water, and the success of the Spokane group; 6 p.m. Thursday, program at 8 p.m.; Tower Lanes Entertainment Center, 6323 Sixth Ave., Tacoma; open to the public, psff.org.
David Jennings will give a presentation on bumble bees in Washington at the meeting of the Black Hills Audubon Society; the former state Fish and Wildlife commissioner will talk about the nearly 27 species of bumble bees that live in the state; 7-9:30 p.m. Thursday; Temple Beth Hatfiloh, 201 Eighth Ave. SE, Olympia; free; blackhills-audubon.org.
6 Take a CUPPA bike ride
Join the Capital Bicycling Club for one of its CUPPA rides; if the weather is lousy, have a “cuppa” of coffee with cycling friends; this ride will over about 27 miles with almost 800 feet of elevation gain at moderate pace (14-16 mph); be ready to leave at 10:30 a.m. Saturday from Starbucks, 5312 Littlerock Road SW, Tumwater; capitalbicycleclub.org.