It’s going to be a day of comics and “Star Wars” at the annual Free Comic Book Day, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. at Puyallup Public Library, 324 S. Meridian, Puyallup. Celebrating Star Wars Day, along with giving out free comic books (while supplies last), with astromech builder Cole Horton and his droid R2-M5. He will lead a presentation on building droids from 11 a.m.–noon. There will also be “Star Wars” crafts for all ages, so bring out the kids for a fun day. Call 253-841-5454.
Join in celebrating the Lacey Alternative Energy Fair’s 16th anniversary today from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. With its beginnings as an electric car race in 1998, the event has grown to showcase a wide variety of alternative energy solutions for vehicles, homes and businesses. The free fair is at Huntamer Park, 618 Woodland Square Loop SE, Lacey, call 360-491-0857 for more information.
While you’re in the area, check out Co-opatopia at Saint Martin’s University Pavilion, 5300 Pacific Ave. SE, Lacey. Experience a variety of co-ops from across Puget Sound. There will be food, local entertainment and fun activities from 1-6 p.m. Saturday. For more information, go to coopatopia.coop.
Get going with natural landscaping by picking up native plants at local sales today. The Tacoma Nature Center is hosting a native-plant sale today from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. at 1919 S. Tyler St., Tacoma. Call 253-591-6439 for details.
Head to Olympia for a native plant sale from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. at State Capital Museum Coach House, 211 21st Ave. SW.
Discover what nature offers in the city at Metro Parks Tacoma’s Family Nature Walks. Meet at Oak Tree Park, 7633 S. Montgomery St., at 1 p.m. today for the naturalist-led walk and learn about the plants and animals that live in these parks and how they adapt in the different seasons. It’s free, call 253-591-6439 for more information.
Enjoy a medieval style of the May Day celebration at Festival for May at Camlann Medieval Village, 10320 Kelly Road NE, Carnation. The popular holiday in the Middle Ages was the traditional form of heralding springtime fertility. Villagers gathered flowers and greenery and decorated a tree trunk — hence the May Pole. Join in the fun of re-creating the traditional celebration. Medieval clothing is encouraged. Greens, yellows and a chaplet for hair are preferred on this occasion. Clothing rentals are available at the Clothier Shoppe. Hours are noon-6 p.m. today. Admission is $6 for adults; $4 for 60 years and older and 12 years and younger; and ages 5 and younger get in free. For more details, call 425-788-8624.
Get an up-close look at the life of wildlife expert and environmental conservationist Peter Gros from “Mutual of Omaha’s Wild Kingdom” as he shares his animal work, travel experiences and tales at 3 p.m. today at Pantages Theater, 901 Broadway, Tacoma. He’ll highlight his adventures with a mix of video clips and bloopers while introducing friendly exotic animals to the audience. His focus on issues of conservation, travel and wildlife filming makes a great show for the entire family. Tickets are $24, $28 and $34. Call 253-591-5890 or go to broadwaycenter.org.
Discover the talents of outstanding local young performers who have been working alongside professional directors, choreographers, costumers and set and lighting designers to bring L. Frank Baum’s “Wizard of Oz” to the stage. Follow the yellow brick road to courage, love and friendship as performers ages 6-18 tell the classic story. Showtimes are 3 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday and 3 p.m. Sunday at Theatre On The Square, 915 Broadway, Tacoma. Tickets are $17. Call 253-591-5890.
Join Brass Unlimited when they present its sixth annual Pops Concert at 3 today featuring saxophonist soloist Kareem Kandi. Music selections include film music of James Horner and John Williams, music from “West Side Story.” A medley from Miami Sound Machine will be highlighted at the concert at Tacoma Community College, 6501 S. 19th St., Tacoma and it’s free.
Discover the talents of artists at the Vashon Island Art Studio Tour today and next weekend. The self-guided tour features 23 participating studios with hours of 10 a.m.-5 p.m. today and next weekend May 11-12. The tour is free, go to VashonIslandArtStudioTour.com for all the details.