1 Bears in the Cascades
Wildlife ecologist Bill Gaines will talk about his three-year search for grizzly bears in the North Cascades; 6-8 p.m. Tuesday; Tacoma Mountaineers Program Center, 2302 N. 30th St., Tacoma; free; register at mountaineers.org or call Shannon Brundle at 206-903-1457.
2 Birds and brews
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Meet other birders from Mason County or those who happen to be in the area, discuss good places to see birds and the interesting birds you have seen recently; 5 p.m. Wednesday; because the location changes, call Norma at 360-426-1051 for the location; blackhills-audubon.org.
3 Ling cod derby
Point Defiance Marina will hold its seventh annual Ling Cod Derby; anglers will have the chance to win cash and prizes by catching these bottom-dwelling fish; 6 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday; Point Defiance Marina; 5912 N. Waterfront Drive, Tacoma; $15 per angler; 253-591-5325.
This Capital Bicycle Club ride will cover 53 miles on low-traffic roads in Mason County; there will be about 1,800 feet of elevation gain; the pace will be moderate (14-16 mph) with stops to regroup; be ready to go at 10 a.m. Saturday; meet at the Park & Ride at the corner of U.S. Highway 101 and Shelton Matlock Road; for details, go to capitalbicycleclub.org.