Father’s Day Garden Open & Brunch: Support the Native Plant Salvage Project with brunch in a garden setting, 10 a.m.- 1 p.m., at 1030 76th Ave. NE, in Olympia. Sliding scale garden entry runs from $10-$30, and brunch is $8-$10 per plate. Mimosas will be available for $6. Kids under 12 are free. Reserve your spot by calling 360-867-2167, or email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Swedish pancakes: Ford's Prairie Grange will be serving from 8 a.m. to noon. The menu includes all-you-can-eat Swedish pancakes with lingonberry butter and/or hot strawberry preserves, sausage, scrambled eggs, juice and coffee. Adults $8; children ages 12 to five $4; Five and under free. The grange is located at 2640 West Reynolds Avenue, Centralia. Information: 360-918-1356.
Local Author Series: Saving Nary, by Carol DeMent. Exploring the losses, loyalties and secrets held within families broken by war and genocide. 10:15-11:30 a.m. Olympia Senior Center 222 Columbia St NW, Olympia. Information: 360-586-6181 or www.SouthSoundSeniors.org.
Campout in Priest Point Park: Join the Great American Backyard Campout at Priest Point Park Saturday, June 25 through Sunday, June 26. Campers will learn camping basics to include: outdoor culinary skills, how to set up camp and kids’ activities. Participants can checkout equipment and most meals are provided for the event. Register by calling 360-753-8380 to reserve your spot, $20 per person (children 2 and under free).
TED Talk with Sara: Looking from the Outside In: The U.S. has the largest prison population in the world. We will look at prison from varying perspectives.10:15-11:30 a.m. at the Olympia Senior Center, 222 Columbia St NW, Olympia. Information: 360-586-6181 or visit online at www.SouthSoundSeniors.org.
Panorama Republicans: Speakers will be Michael Waite, candidate for state treasurer and Phillip Yin, candidate for lieutenant governor. One hour meetings are open to all and begin at 2 p.m. , in the Quinault Auditorium, on the lower level of the Quinault apartment building, 1835 Circle Lane, Lacey. Information: email Ron Bax at email@example.com or call 360-438-5641.
Adult Swim: Science of Eats: Hands On Children’s Museum offers playtime for adults from 7-10 p.m. The late night event for adults 21+ is a chance to sample local bites and booze and learn about the science behind the foods we eat. Entomophagy is focused on edible insects and their nutritional benefits. Tickets are $25 in advance, $30 on the day of the event. In addition to the scientific nibbles and sips, dinner is available for purchase and two bars will serve beer, wine and a signature cocktail. One free drink is included in ticket price. For tickets and information visit http://www.hocm.org/adultswim/.
Private garden tour: Open for one day only when the WSU Mason County Master Gardener Garden tour will showcase six private gardens in the Union area. The gardens are in the Alderbrook neighborhood and along Hwy 106. Gardens will be open 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tours are self-guided, but Master Gardeners and the property owners will be on hand to answer questions and point out significant features in each garden. Addresses and directions will be in the tickets, available at Lynch Creek Floral, Tozier’s Hardware, Brilliant Moon and the Shelton Farmer’s Market (Sat. 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.