Observer Editor, Free
“Path Lit by Lightning: the Life of Jim Thorpe”: Schuler Books (formerly Nicola’s).:
Washington Post associate editor David Maraniss joins local sportswriter John U. Bacon to discuss his new biography of the legendary Native American athlete, a professional football, baseball, and basketball player who won gold medals in the decathlon and pentathlon at the 1912 Stockholm Olympics. Signing. 7 p.m. Schuler Books, 2513 Jackson Rd., Westgate shopping center. Free. Preregistration required at nicolasbooks.com. Free. 662-0600., . . . . . .