Pack a picnic and join friends and supporters of North Coast Land Conservancy at Circle Creek Conservation Center in Seaside on Thursday, Aug. 24, for the 2017 Summer Picnic at the Barn. Last year’s summer picnic commemorated the conservancy’s 30th anniversary. After its success, volunteers decided to make it an annual event. No admission fee; everyone is welcome.

Guided walks on the trails at Circle Creek will begin at 4 p.m. Bring chairs or a blanket to relax on the lawn outside the big barn and listen to live music beginning at 5 p.m., while a silent auction with lodging, wine, fine art and other offerings is held inside the barn. Bring a pie or other dessert for the dessert table. The picnic will wrap up around 7 p.m. Circle Creek Conservation Center is at the end of Rippet Road in Seaside; look for it on the west side of Highway 101, 0.7 mile north of the junction with U.S. 26.