Walk through Olympia
The Capitol Volkssport Club walk will cover 10 kilometers as it winds through neighborhoods, downtown, the Capitol Campus and waterfront; a 5K route is available; 2 p.m. Monday; leave from Bayview Thriftway Deli, 516 Fourth Ave., Olympia; free, unless walking for credit; capitolvolkssportclub.org.
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A week on Rainier
United States Geological Survey scientist Matt Bachmann will give a program on the week he spent exploring the ice caves under the summit of Mount Rainier; Bachmann and others on the team found decades of undiscovered artifacts; noon, Tuesday; Washington State History Museum, 1911 Pacific Ave., Tacoma; free with museum admission; 253-272-3500, washingtonhistory.org.
Open swim for artists
The Cartoonist’s League of Absurd Washingtonians holds a monthly open swim event; a word will be pulled from a fez and must be incorporated into your drawing; 7:30 p.m. Wednesday; King’s Books, 218 St. Helens Ave., Tacoma; 253-272-8801; kingsbookstore.com.
Theler Wetlands bird walk
Join experienced birders Faye Hands and John Riegsecker for a bird walk through this wetlands at the end of Hood Canal; there are more than 2 miles of trails winding through the 139-acre wetlands; 8 a.m.-noon Thursday; meet at the Mary E. Theler Community Center, 22871 state Route 3, Belfair; free.
Explore Wapato Hills Park
A naturalist from the Tacoma Nature Center will lead a family walk through 14-acre Wapato Hills Park; 10-11 a.m. Saturday; Wapato Hills Park, 6231 S. Wapato St., Tacoma; free; sign up at 253-591-6439 or metroparkstacoma.org.
Program on Apollo missions
John Pettit will give a program, “Apollo Missions to the Moon,” at the public night event presented by the Tacoma Astronomical Society; night sky viewing will take place after, weather permitting; 7:30-11 p.m. Saturday; Rainier Building, Pierce College, Fort Steilacoom Campus, Lakewood; free; tas-online.org.