Bird Walk A guided walk through the park. No registration needed, noon-1 p.m. Aug. 10, Adriana Hess Wetland Park and Audubon Center, 2917 Morrison Road W., University Place; free; 253-565-9278; www.TahomaAudubon.org.
Eatonville Bird/Nature Walks 9 a.m. Wednesday and Saturday mornings; meet at Eatonville Outdoor, 101 Mashell Ave. E.; bring your own equipment, dress for weather; free; 360-832-2434; www.eatonvilleoutdoor.com.
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Saturday Social Rides Capital Bicycle Club, 7 a.m. Aug. 9, Parkside Elementary School, 301 Central Ave., Tenino.
MaST Center’s Water Weekends Watch divers search for sea creatures and ask questions via the hi-tech video and audio system or reach out and touch sea creatures in the center’s touch tanks, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Aug. 1, Highline Community College Marine Science & Technology Center, 28203 Redondo Beach Drive S., Des Moines; free; www.highline.edu/mast.
Astronomy Weekend in the High Desert A weekend of hands-on, family-friendly astronomy programs in Eastern Washington, 9 a.m. Aug. 14-16, Pacific Science Center, 200 Second Ave. North, Seattle; $150-250; 206-443-3642; www.pacificsciencecenter.org/travel.
Tubing Trip Ride down the Wenatchee River on a commercial-quality river tube, while enjoying the hot and sunny weather of Leavenworth. Beginners ages 10 and up are welcome, preregistration required, 7 p.m. Aug. 8, Metro Parks Tacoma Headquarters, 4702 S. 19th St., Tacoma; $40-$45; 253-594-7847; www.metroparkstacoma.org.
Family Kayaking Trip Ketron Island Enjoy an afternoon on the Puget Sound with the family. Parents and kids are paired together in double kayaks, registration required, 7 p.m. Aug. 15, Steilacoom Ferry Dock, 56 Union Avenue, Steilacoom; $35-$40; 253-594-7847; www.metroparkstacoma.org.
Morse Preserve Open Trails Situated at the headwaters of the north fork of Muck Creek in Graham, the preserve is a mosaic of forests, wetlands, meadow and remnant prairie. Walk the trails of this natural treasure at your own pace and discover what it has to offer, noon-4 p.m. Aug. 9, Morse Wildlife Preserve, North Fork of Muck Creek, Graham; free; 253-565-9278; www.TahomaAudubon.org.
Discovery Walk Guide you through the seasonal changes, discuss new additions and future plans for the garden, 2:30 p.m. Aug. 19, Lakewold Gardens, 12317 Gravelly Lake Dr. S.W., Lakewood; Included in admission.
Olympia Kayak Tours fun and educational kayak tours of Olympia waters, necessary equipment provided; Aug. 23 Annas Bay, Swantown Marina, 1022 Marine Drive N.E., Olympia; $49; 360-753-8380; www.olympiawa.gov/~/media/Files/Parks/Recreation/springsummer-outdoor.ashx.
Nisqually Delta Kayaking Kayak Nisqually Delta, 6-9 p.m. Wednesdays through Sept. 9. Take in this incredible estuary teaming with birds, fish and harbor seals. $40 per person. No experience needed, Luhr Beach Boat Ramp, 4949 D’Milluhr Drive N.E., Olympia; 253-905-6634; AnewOutdoors.com.
SHOOTING & Hunting SPORTS
Washington State Sporting Clay Championships, 9 a.m. July 30-Aug. 2, Tacoma Sportsmen’s Club, 16409 Canyon Road, Puyallup; $195; 253-537-6151; www.tacomassportsmensclub.com.
.22 NRA Rifle Match All are welcome, 9 a.m. Aug. 1, 9, Sept. 5, 13, Tacoma Sportsmen’s Club, 16409 Canyon Road, Puyallup; $7 per relay on Sunday, $5 per relay on Saturday; 253-537-6151; www.tacomassportsmensclub.com.
3-D Archery Wire Shoot Fifteen 3-D targets, 5-9 p.m. Aug. 4, Tacoma Sportsmen’s Club, 16409 Canyon Road, Puyallup; $5 per round; 253-537-6151; www.tacomassportsmensclub.com.
Capitol City Bowmen’s Gather & Shoot Night Club members shoot for free. Guests are $5 or less per night, 6 p.m. Wednesdays and Fridays through Aug. 28, Capital City Rifle and Pistol Club, 14318 Littlerock Road S.W., Olympia; adults $5; youths age 15-17, $4; kids age 12-14, $3; Cub & PeeWee (11 and under), free; 360-951-0436.
The Bowhunter Challenge 3-D League 12 targets in real-life situations, unique course layout, realistic scoring system, plus points for vital area, negative score for wounds, use broadheads or field points. Awards for top scores, 6 p.m. Wednesdays through Aug. 12, Capitol City Riffle & Pistol Club, 14318 Littlerock Road S.W., Littlerock; $60 for six-week league or pay $12 per night; contact Ray, 360-390-7900.
Trap and Skeet Shotgun sports includes trap, skeet, duck tower, and 5 stand, Sundays through Oct. 25, Tacoma Sportsmen’s Club, 16409 Canyon Rd., Puyallup; $5 for 25 clays; 253-537-6151; www.tacomassportsmensclub.com.
Blueberry Park Volunteers 9 a.m. Aug. 15, Blueberry Park, D streets and East 74th, Tacoma; 253-474-6575.
Eco-Impact Day 2009 Join the Volunteer Center of Lewis, Mason and Thurston counties for a day of community service dedicated to environmental projects, 8 a.m. Aug. 1, The Olympia Center, 222 Columbia St. N.W., Olympia; free; 360-741-2610; www.volunteer.ws.
Capitol Lake Bat Walks Meet on Deschutes Parkway on the west side of Capitol Lake near the bus stop shelter, 9 p.m. Aug. 8, downtown Olympia; free; www.batsaboutourtown.com.
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