Things to do: Go Skate Tacoma, 19th Century food demonstrations, festival and more


Go Skate Tacoma Day with Alchemy Skateboarding, where skateboarding is king at Tollefson Plaza in downtown Tacoma. It will include large ramps, competitions, free lessons and more. Hours are 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday, and admission is free to the public. Donations will be accepted. For more information, go to alchemyindoor.org.

Heritage Foodways Speakers will give presentations and demonstrations on heritage food and re-enactors will create 19th century meals. 11 a.m.Saturday. Fort Nisqually Living History Museum, 5400 N. Pearl St., Tacoma. Included in admission

Annual Strawberry Festival at the South Bay Grange, 3918 Sleater Kinney Road NE, Olympia. The festival is noon-6 p.m. With live entertainment, food and of course strawberries. Admission is free. For more information, go to bkmusicalproductions.com.


Father’s Day Family Paddle Kayak from Steilacoom to Ketron Island exploring the shoreline of this close-by but rural island. Meet at the Steilacoom boat launch. 9 a.m.-noon June 19. Steilacoom Boat Launch, 56 Union Ave, Steilacoom. Registration required. $36-$40. 253-588-1950, tacomanaturecenter.org