Cocktails and fishtales
Harbor WildWatch host this program that will feature Jim Ullrich from Wild Birds Unlimited; 5:30 p.m. Tuesday; LeLe, 4747 Point Fosdick Drive NW, Gig Harbor; free for Harbor WildWatch Steward Club members, $5 suggested donation for non-members; harborwildwatch.org.
Basics of bike commuting
This workshop will include essential gear needed for commuting by bike, safety and responsibility, proper clothing and how to get started; 7-8:30 p.m. Tuesday; REI, 3825 S. Steele St., Tacoma; free; register at rei.com/tacoma; 253-671-1938.
Work on McLane Creek trail
Join the Olympia-Thurston County Stream Team to work on the McLane Creek Nature Trail, help keep trails clear of vegetation; 3-6 p.m. Wednesday; McLane Creek Nature Trail, 5044 Delphi Road SW, Olympia; free; streamteam.info.
Free entry to state parks
To celebrate Earth Day, a Discover Card will not be needed to enter a state park Friday; it is one of multiple “free days” offered by Washington State Parks during the year. The next one will be May 8. A Discover Pass is still required on lands managed by the departments of Fish and Wildlife and Natural Resources; discoverpass.wa.gov.
Check out meteor shower
Considered an average meteor shower, the Lyrids typically produces about 20 meteors per hour at its peak. The meteors are caused by dust particles left behind by comet C/1861 G1 Thatcher, which was discovered in 1861. The peak this year will be Friday night and early Saturday morning. Light from the full moon will block all but the brightest meteors.
Native plant sale
The South Sound Chapter of the Washington Native Plant Society will hold its annual spring native plant sale with knowledgeable volunteers to answer questions; 9 a.m. Saturday; Washington State Capital Museum and Coach House, 211 21st Ave. SW, Olympia; admission is free; southsoundchapterwnps.org.
Correction: A previous version of this story listed the incorrect date for state parks’ free entry day.