1 Camping in Washington
Learn about the 10 best state parks for camping in a one-hour slide presentation by David Kaynor; learn where to go, how to get there and when to go; 6:30-7:30 p.m. Tuesday; South Puget Sound Community College Hawks Prairie Campus, 1401 Marvin Road NE, Lacey; $15; register at olympiawa.gov/city-services/parks/recreation.
2 Prepping for Rainier
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This class is for those cyclists who want to know what it takes to reach the 14,411-foot summit of Mount Rainier; staffers from Rainier Mountaineering Inc. will talk about preparing for the climb, including conditioning, planning, gear and route selection; 7-8:30 p.m. Thursday; REI, 3825 S. Steele St., Tacoma; free; register at rei.com/tacoma; 253-671-1938.
3 Free trophy scoring
As part of its Spring Great Outdoor Days, Cabela’s is hosting members of Safari Club International certified measuring personnel; bring your hunting trophy to be scored; you also can get instructions on field scoring your next trophy; 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday; Cabela’s, 1600 Gateway Blvd. NE, Lacey; free; 360-252-3500.
4 Learn about auroras
John Petit, a member of the Tacoma Astronomical Society, will give a presentation on auroras during the group’s Public Night Program; there will be sky viewing afterward, weather permitting; 7:30-11 p.m. Saturday; Rainier Building, Pierce College Fort Steilacoom Campus; Lakewood; free; tas-online.org.