Bob Sheffels, president of the Woodland Park Lawn Bowling Club, offers these tips for winning at bocce: “Keep your eye on the pallino [target ball]. Don’t sweat the bad shots,” and “Never say you got lucky; always take credit for your shot.” Both Woodland Park and Jefferson Park offer Friday-night open bowls in the summer. When you’re ready to roll, enter the Bocce Classic at Woodland Park (open to the public. 8/3. $20. 6098 Aurora Ave. N; nwbocce.com). seattlegov.park
There are 93 days between the summer solstice and the autumnal equinox—that’s 93 official days of summer. But as experienced Seattleites, we know that number doesn’t translate to 93 days of sun (we’d be thrilled just to break last year’s record of 48 clear days in a row). That’s why our summer guide offers ways to make the most of every summer day—rain or shine.