Sonoma County’s LandPaths has long fostered a love for the land with inventive outings, stewardship and events geared toward introducing the great outdoors to kids. This summer, LandPaths’ newest venture, iREAD Outside, combines outdoor fun and engaging literacy events. This week, iREAD kicks off with a bilingual event at Bayer Farm featuring beloved children’s author and poet Jorge Argueta. The award-winning writer will read from his celebrated books in conjunction with farm fun. Bring a nature-themed children’s book to donate to the program and you’ll be entered to win several prizes. iREAD promotes reading outdoors on Friday, June 17, at Bayer Farm, 1550 West Ave., Santa Rosa. 1pm. Free. landpaths.org.