1 Green River bike ride
The Captiol Volkssport Club will lead a 25-kilometer bike ride along the Green River; start at 9:15 a.m., Hampton Inn, 7200 S. 156th St. Tukwila; group will have lunch at a nearby restaurant; capitolvolkssportclub.org.
2 Watch the meteor shower
The Eta Aquarids is considered an above-average shower, producing up to 30 meteors per hour at its peak; the shower is produced by dust particles left behind by comet Halley, which has known and observed since ancient times; the shower reach its peaks Wednesday night and early Thursday; a new moon means skies will be dark, making viewing easier.
3 Trout management talk
Larry Phillips, inland fish program manager for the state Department of Fish and Wildlife, will give a program in trout fishing management; he will talk at the meeting of the South Sound chapter of Puget Sound Anglers; 7 p.m. Thursday; Lacey Community Center, 6729 Pacific Ave. SE, Lacey; free and open to the public; sschapterpsa.com.
4 Plant sale festival
The Washington State University Mason County Extension program will hold its plant sale and garden festival; demonstrations, arts and crafts, and food vendors; 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Friday and 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday; Kneeland Park, 100 Turner Ave., Shelton; for information, call Jeanne Rehwaldt at 360-427-9670, Ext. 680.
Attendees at Puli-Con can meet local comic artists and writers; you also can get free comic books, do crafts, take part in a scavenger hunt and more; for all ages; 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday; Puyallup Public Library, 324 S. Meridian, Puyallup; free; 253-841-5454, puyalluplibrary.org.
6 Mother’s Day family paddle
Spend Mother’s Day morning paddling on the Foss Waterway in downtown Tacoma, paddle past Museum of Glass, marinas and under the 11th Street Bridge; for ages 7 and older; 10 a.m.-noon May 8, meet at the Thea Foss Dock; $35 per person, $31.50 for Tacoma Nature Center members; register at 253-591-6439, metroparkstacoma.org.