Miles to go: Oregon author Dave Metz has paddled and hiked his way across Alaska, Peru, Brazil and Borneo. Now he’s trekking on down to Third Place Books to talk about his adventures and his memoir: “Crossing the Gates of Alaska: One Man. Two Dogs, 600 Miles Off the Map” ($15.95).
Metz will be there at 7 p.m. Thursday.
Living with less: Kevin and Joan Salwen took the advice of their daughter, 14-year-old Hannah, to stop just talking about poverty and inequity and do something.
The family sold their Atlanta mansion, giving half of the sales price to a worthy charity, moved into a smaller place and took on a project to inspire others to “do something” too.
The Salwens will talk about their project and their book, “The Power of Half: One Family’s Decision to Stop Taking and Start Giving Back” ($24), at 7 p.m. March 8 at Third Place Books, 17171 Bothell Way NE, Lake Forest Park.
Avalanche info: If you’re interested in learning about the Wellington railroad disaster, join Gary Krist, author of “The White Cascade,” at 2 p.m. today at Everett Public Library.
The library is at 2702 Hoyt Ave. Call 425-257-8000 or check their Web Site, www.epls.org for more signings.
For more information about the avalanche a century ago on Stevens Pass you can read Martin Burwash’s “Vis Major: Railroad Men, an ‘Act of God’ — White Death at Wellington” ($29.95) and JoAnn Roe’s “Stevens Pass: The Story of Railroading and Recreation in the North Cascades” by JoAnn Roe ($12.95).
Out and about: Outdoorsman and photographer Alan Bauer presents the newest edition of the Mountaineers’ “Day Hiking” series, “Day Hiking-Central Cascades,” at 2 p.m. March 7 at the Everett Public Library.
Marysville BookWorks will be on hand with copies for signing. The book lists at $18.95.