Private garden tour: Open for one day only when the WSU Mason County Master Gardener Garden Tour will showcase six private gardens in the Alderbrook neighborhood and along state Route 106. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Addresses and directions will be in the tickets, available at Lynch Creek Floral, Tozier’s Hardware, Brilliant Moon and the Shelton Farmer’s Market (Saturday 9-2 only), all in downtown Shelton, and Hunter Farms and the Union City Market, both in Union. Tickets are $12 or two for $20. Proceeds benefit WSU Master Gardener programs. Call 360-426-9845 for more information.
Lacey South Sound Chamber of Commerce South Sound BBQ festival: 10 a.m.-5 p.m., at Huntamer Park. Admission is free. The Coors Light sports garden is open 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Included are local barbecue competition, a chicken wing eating contest for teens and adults, and a tribal salmon challenge. Information: 360-491-4141.
Skookumchuck Grange barbecue and auction: Silent auction will be 3-4 p.m., and a live auction follows. Proceeds will fund Grange operations, Tenino school programs such as “Words for Thirds,” in which third-graders receive dictionaries, and FFA scholarships. Steak dinner 3:30-5 p.m. $15 for adults, $12 for senior citizens and military, $10 for children ages 6-10. People 5 and younger and older than 100 are free. 5345 Skookumchuck Road SE, Tenino. Information, 360-264-2480, 360-264-2494 or visit the Grange on Facebook.
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Wildwood neighborhood parade: Paraders (and their bikes, scooters, strollers, and/or pets) should meet at the Eskridge entrance to Trillium Park at 10 a.m. to get decorated. The parade will start at 10:30, so parade watchers can line the streets then and join in the celebration at the Wildwood Building, 2828 Capitol Boulevard SE.
Life of butterflies lecture: 10-11:30 a.m. at LOTT WET Science Center, 500 Adams St. NE, Olympia. Field trip to follow at a local wetland. To register for this workshop, visit streamteam.info and click on “register.” For more information, contact Michelle Stevie email@example.com
Northwest 2016 APBA Black Lake Championships: All-day boat racing extravaganza kicks off Saturday and runs through Sunday. Viewing is at Evergreen Shores Park, 7540 Lakeside St., Olympia.
Commissioner of Public Lands forum: The seven candidates for chief of the state Department of Natural Resources will gather for a League of Women Voters' forum at 7 p.m. Monday at the Olympia High School Performing Arts Center, 1399 Carlyon Ave. Austin Jenkins of the Northwest News Network will moderate the forum, which is also sponsored by The Olympian. Admission is free.
Summer Guided Tours of the Schmidt House: Free guided tours of Tumwater’s historic Schmidt House are led by Bob Crim, who for 60 years has been the caretaker of the house and grounds. First Tuesdays at 11 a.m. Group tours are also available by appointment. The tour requires negotiating stairways. Donations accepted. Call 360-786-8117 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve a spot or to arrange a group tour.