Outside the Window -- Owls: Friday, June 7, 10:30-11:30 a.m.; Tom Ridge Environmental Center, 301 Peninsula Drive; children ages 3-5 and an accompanying adult will enjoy a story, craft or outdoor activity while learning about owls; registration required. Cost: $3 per child. Info: 833-7424.
Presque Isle Bike Tour: Saturday, June 8, 10 a.m.; Presque Isle State Park Cookhouse Pavilion; a Highmark Healthy by Nature program; features a 10-mile bicycle tour; learn about local park history during the ride; registration required. Cost: Free. Info: 833-7424.
ART & SOLE 5K RUN/WALK: Saturday, June 8, 9 a.m.; Neighborhood Art House, 201 E. 10th St.; all runners welcome to run or walk the course, which begins and ends at the Art House after proceeding through downtown; event benefits Art House programs; top finishers in each category win artwork created by children at the Art House; registration begins at 7:30 a.m. Cost: $25; $12 children younger than 12; $60 maximum per family. Info: 455-5508,www.neighborhoodarthouse.org.
Gibson Days: June 8 and 9; North East Gibson Park; features crafters, plant sale, entertainment and more. Info: 725-5762.
Great American book sale: Sunday, June 9, noon-8 p.m.; Monday-Thursday, June 10-13, 10 a.m.-8 p.m.; Friday, June 14, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; Villa Maria Center, 2521 W. Eighth St.; features books, audiotapes, CDs, DVDs and VHS tapes; benefits the Erie County Library. Info: 454-6770.
Lagoons by Pontoon: Thursdays-Sundays, through June 30, 11 a.m., 1 or 2 p.m.; Presque Isle State Park Lagoons Launch, near the East Boat Livery; the natural history and beauty of the park's interior lagoons is showcased in this one-hour interpretive pontoon tour; sign-ups, on a first-come-first-served basis, start at 10 a.m. on day of ride. Cost: Free. Info: 833-7424.
Special Evening Lagoons by Pontoon: Wednesdays and Fridays, through August 30, 7-8:30 p.m.; Presque Isle State Park; enjoy the sounds and occasional glimpses of active evening wildlife found on the peninsula; registration for the boat's 16 seats are available on a first-come, first-served basis by phone or in person at the park office, starting at 10 a.m. on Mondays. Cost: Free. Info: 833-7424.