Outdoor briefs for April 25


RV show rolls into State Fairgrounds

The Grand Puyallup RV Show will offer a chance to view the latest recreational vehicles from some of Western Washington’s top dealers Thursday through May 3. There will be more than 40 vendor booths at the show.

In addition to RV displays, the show will feature four presentations by Gary Bunzer, the RV Doctor. His seminars will be “Top 10 Maintenance Tips,” “Technically Choosing Your Next RV,” “RV Doctor’s RV Facts of Life” and “120-Volt AC Electrical System Safety.” Overall, the show schedule includes 20 different seminar topics, from RV destinations to financing, safety and retirement.

With the goal of preserving some of the best park lands in the Northwest, $2 from each ticket purchases at the gate will be donated to Washington State Parks.

The show will take place at the Washington State Fair Event Center, 110 Ninth Ave. SW, Puyallup.

Tickets are $10 for adults, $9 for seniors (62 and older) and free for children 17 and younger when accompanied by paying adult. Only cash will be accepted at the gate.

Show hours will be 11 a.m.-8 p.m Thursday and Friday, 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m.-5 p.m. May 3.

Learn more at puyalluprvshow.com.


New steelhead group will hold free workshop

Wild Steelheaders United will holds its first Steelhead Science workshop for anglers May 9 in Seattle.

The event will include presentations by fisheries scientists such as John McMillan, science director for Trout Unlimited’s Wild Steelhead Initiative; Dr. Tom Quinn, professor of fisheries science at University of Washington; Dr. Barry Berejikian, fishery research biologist for NOAA; and Thomas Beuhrens, fishery research scientist with the state Department of Fish and Wildlife.

The workshop will run from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at the University of Washington’s School of Aquatic and Fisheries Sciences, Auditorium Room 102.

The workshop is free, but seating is limited. Register in advance at steelheadanglerworkshop.eventbrite.com.

You can learn more about Wild Steelheaders United, a new organization created to protect wild steelhead runs and maintaining fishing opportunities, at wildsteelheaders.org.


Concert will benefit Estuarium in Olympia

Scott Cossu and Lonnie Mardis, will perform a benefit concert Friday to support the South Sound Estuary Association’s “Keep the Kids Warm” campaign.

The Estuarium’s lab and classroom space has no heat, and the association is working to raise funds to install a heater before next winter.

Scott Cossu is a jazz pianist, composer, arranger and recording artist. His music blends jazz, classical and world music styles.

Mardis is a guitarist and composer. Recently he was selected to write for the Northwest Sinfonia Orchestra.

Wine and beer will be served during the event, with a donation requested.

The concert will be from 8-11 p.m. Friday at Tradition’s Café, 300 Fifth Ave. SW., Olympia.

Tickets are $20, or $15 for students and people with low incomes.

For information or tickets, go to sseacenter.org.

Compiled by Jeffrey P. Mayor, jeff.mayor@thenewstribune.com