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Animal events Yappy Hour Seattle THU Celebrating the release of "It's a Dog's World" photo book; bring your dog, proceeds benefit Homeward...

Animal events

Yappy Hour Seattle

THU Celebrating the release of "It's a Dog's World" photo book; bring your dog, proceeds benefit Homeward Pet animal rescue, 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Hotel Monaco, 1101 Fourth Ave., Seattle; $50 (www.animalfair.com/home/?p=5551).

Woodland Park Zoo Adventures

SAT Evening adventure with pizza dinner, 6:30-10 p.m.; overnight adventure with accommodations, pizza dinner and breakfast, 6:30 p.m.-9 a.m. Saturday, $33-$60; Eye-to-Eye behind the scenes Tropical Rain Forest tour, 12:45 p.m. Saturday, $45-$55, reservations required; Woodland Park Zoo, 5500 Phinney Ave. N., Seattle (206-548-2500 or www.zoo.org).

NW Regional Cat Show

SAT-SUN All-breed and household cat show with conformation judging, adoptable cats and kittens through Purrfect Pals, vendors, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, Bellevue Hilton, 300 112th Ave. S.E., Bellevue; $5-$7 (evergreencatfanciers.org/catshow).

Auto events

Pacific Northwest Nationals Hot Rod Show

FRI-SUN Drag races, gate open 2 p.m., timed runs 4 p.m., eliminations, 7 p.m., Pacific Raceways, Kent; $15-$20, $6/ages 7-12; display of more than 2,500 hot rods, custom and classic cars through 1972, vendors, model and pedal car show, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday, 8 a.m.-8 p.m. Saturday, 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Sunday, Puyallup Fair and Events Center, 110 Ninth Ave. S.W., Puyallup; $18, $6/ages 7-12 (253-841-5045 or good-guys.com).

Western Washington All British Field Meet

SAT Display of hundreds of British cars, 11 a.m.-4 p.m.; swap meet and cars for sale, 9:30 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, Bellevue College, 3000 Landerholm Circle S.E., Bellevue; $10/spectator parking (425-644-7874 or www.abfm.com).

advertising

Cougar Prowl

SUN Cascade Cougar Club all-Ford show, Cougars, Mercurys, Edsels, Lincolns, 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Sunday, XXX Root Beer Drive-In, 98 N.E. Gilman Blvd., Issaquah (425-879-6036 or www.triplexrootbeer.com).

Benefits

Jacob Green Charity

Golf Classic

THU-FRI Dinner and auction, 5 p.m. Thursday, Westin Seattle; celebrity golf tournament, 9 a.m. Friday, Golf Club at Newcastle, hosted by former Seahawks star Jacob Green. Proceeds benefit Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center; $500-$1,000 (425-454-7055 or fhcrc.org).

Ragnar Relay

Northwest Passage

FRI-SAT 187-mile overnight relay race for teams of 12 runners, starting in Blaine, Whatcom County, and ending in Langley on Whidbey Island. Benefits the Austin Foundation, providing free fitness and nutrition education for kids in Seattle/King County; registration closed (www.ragnarrelay.com/race/northwestpassage).

Festival of the Fountains

FRI Cocktail reception, circus performances, interactive science, dance with live music, dinner benefits education programs at Pacific Science Center, 6 p.m. Friday, Pacific Science Center, Seattle; $350 (206-443-3642 or pacificsciencecenter.org).

Golf Fore Red Tournament

SAT Tournament open to women of all golfing abilities to raise awareness of heart disease and funds for American Heart Association/Seattle, 8 a.m. Saturday, Golf Club at Redmond Ridge, 11825 Trilogy Parkway N.E., Redmond; $125 (425-462-3887 or tournaments.okigolf.com/EventInfo.aspx?E=749249).

Walk to the Future

with Pinky's Passion

for a Parkinson's Cure

SAT Walk around the track, prize drawings, 8 a.m.-8 p.m., live music 3 p.m. Saturday, Edmonds-Woodway High School, 7600 212th St. S.W., Edmonds; $25 (206-542-8777).

Bicycles for Education

SAT-SUN Donate used bicycles in any condition to benefit children in Africa, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, PCC Natural Markets, 10718 N.E. 68th St., Kirkland; 10 a.m. Sunday, PCC Natural Markets, 5041 Wilson Ave. S., Seattle (www.pccnaturalmarkets.com/events/).

ALS DoubleDay

Bike Ride & Fund raiser

SAT-SUN Cycling through the Skagit Valley on 42-mile loop to raise funds for the ALS Association fight against Lou Gehrig's Disease, includes meals, overnight camping; 10 a.m. Saturday, Mount Vernon High School, Mount Vernon; $60 (web.alsa.org/DoubleDayRide).

Dinner in the Field

SUN Local food dinner, music by the Moonlight Swing Orchestra, proceeds benefit Sherwood Community Services for people with disabilities, 5 p.m. Sunday, Swan's Trail Farm, Snohomish; $100 (425-334-4071).

Biking

Queen Anne/Magnolia ride

FRI Cascade Bicycle Club leisurely pace, 30-mile ride with slow and manageable uphill, bus ride, restaurant stop, senior, new and slower paced riders welcome; steady rain cancels, 10 a.m. Friday, Gas Works Park, 2101 N. Northlake Way, Seattle (206-522-3222 or www.cascade.org).

Northwest Velodrome Championships

FRI-SAT FSA (Full Speed Ahead) Grand Prix bicycle racing on banked track, 7 p.m.; beer garden opens 6:30 p.m.; Kiddie Kilo rides, bring your bike and helmet, 7 p.m. Friday-Saturday, Marymoor Velodrome, 6046 West Lake Sammamish Parkway N.E., Redmond; $5/spectators, ages 16 and younger free (www.fsagrandprix.com).

Bike and Bird at the Beach

SAT Seattle Parks bike tour to look for local birds, bakery stop, beginning birders welcome, for ages 8 and older, 7:30 a.m. Saturday, Jack Block Shoreline Park, 2130 Harbor Ave. S.W., Seattle; $15, register by Friday (206-684-7434).

Tour de Bainbridge

SUN Steamship Virginia V ride to Bainbridge Island for bicyclists, return trip early evening, 10 a.m. Sunday, 860 Terry Ave. N., Seattle; $20 (206-624-9119 or www.virginiav.org/).

Bicycle Sunday

SUN Scenic section of Lake Washington Boulevard closed to motorized traffic, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Sunday, Lake Washington Boulevard from Mount Baker Beach to Seward Park, Seattle (206-684-4075 or www.seattle.gov/parks/bicyclesunday/).

Seattle Century

PLAN AHEAD Bicycle tours on 50- or 100-mile scenic, low-traffic routes, finish line grilled salmon, beer garden, music; 6-9 a.m. start July 31, Magnuson Park, Seattle; $60/advance, $80/at the ride, space limited (seattlecentury.com).

Dance

Dance a Little Romance

THU Beginner-level dance lesson, 6 p.m.; dancing with Portage Bay Big Band swing; rain cancels, 7 p.m. today, Freeway Park, 700 Seneca St., Seattle; free (206-264-5646 or www.danceforjoy.biz).

Seattle Balkan Dancers

FRI Line dancing with two live bands, 8:30 p.m. Friday, Russian Cultural Center, 704 19th Ave. E., Seattle; $10 (425-883-0332 or www.seattlebalkandancers.org).

Fairs/Festivals

Enumclaw Street Fair

FRI-SAT Arts and crafts, food vendors, entertainment, children's activities, 9 a.m.-7 p.m. Friday-Saturday, Cole Street, downtown Enumclaw, Street Fair Late Night local bands, 7-9 p.m. Saturday, Rotary Park, Enumclaw; parking available at fairgrounds, shuttle to festival 9 a.m.-7 p.m. Friday-Saturday (www.enumclawstreetfair.com).

Bellevue Arts Museum ArtsFair

FRI-SUN Juried display, sale and demonstrations by hundreds of artists, Bellevue Square; 9:30 a.m.-9:30. p.m. Friday-Saturday, 9:30 .a.m.-6. p.m. Sunday, Bellevue Square; KidsFair activities including free museum admission for all, 9:30 a.m.-6 p.m. Friday-Sunday, Bellevue Arts Museum, 510 Bellevue Way N.E., Bellevue (www.bellevuearts.org).

Bellevue Festival of the Arts

FRI-SUN Juried arts and crafts fair including jewelry, photography, textiles, glass, sculpture, ceramics and pottery, food vendors, music, 10 a.m. 8 p.m. Friday-Saturday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Sunday, Cost Plus World Market lot, 10300 N.E. Eighth St., Bellevue (www.bellevuefest.org/).

6th Street Fair

FRI-SUN Sculpture, jewelry, home décor by more than 140 artists, music, food vendors, kids' activities, 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Friday-Saturday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Sunday, Northeast Sixth Street at 106th Avenue Northeast, Bellevue (425-453-1223 or www.bellevuedowntown.org/).

Renton River Days

FRI-SUN Art market, Nibble of Renton, art show, entertainment, noon-8 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Saturday, noon-6 p.m. Sunday, Liberty Park, Renton (425-430-6528 or rentonwa.gov);

• kids' activities, noon-6 p.m. Friday-Sunday, Liberty Park;

• pancake breakfast, 7:30-10 a.m. Saturday, Renton Senior Activity Center; $4-$6;

• parade, 10 a.m. Saturday, South Third Street from Shattuck Avenue to Liberty Park;

• Puget Sound Region BMW Club Concours d'Elegance car show, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Sunday, Cedar River Park, Renton;

• Rubber Ducky Derby, thousands of rubber ducks race for prizes, 4:30 p.m. Sunday, Houser Street Bridge, Renton;

• parking at Renton High School Memorial Stadium and Liberty Park, continuous free shuttle to festival, 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Friday, 9 a.m.-9 p.m. Saturday.

Lake Stevens AquaFest

FRI-SUN Boat races, entertainment, food court, sports events, horse-drawn wagon rides, water ski/wakeboard tournament, noon-9 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday, Lake Stevens (425-397-2344 or www.aquafest.org );

• Proud Pet Show for kids ages 15 and younger to bring pets of all kinds, 7 p.m. Friday, register 5 p.m., 1820 Main St., free;

• Firefighters' Pancake breakfast, 6 a.m.-noon Saturday-Sunday, 12409 21st St. N.E., Lake Stevens, by donation to support scholarships and community projects;

• grand parade, 1 p.m. Saturday, Main Street;

• decorated boat parade, 6:45 p.m. Saturday, Wyatt Park;

• fireworks show, 10 p.m. Saturday, North Cove Park;

• Classic Car Show, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday, Northlake Middle School track field;

• Sunday Family Fun Fest activities, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday, North Cove Park;

• parking at Lake Stevens High School, free shuttle to events 7 a.m.-midnight Friday-Saturday, 7 a.m.-6 p.m. Sunday.

Silverdale Whaling Days

FRI-SUN Food vendors, fireworks, 5-10 p.m. Friday; street fair food and craft vendors, entertainment, beer garden, 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Sunday, downtown and Silverdale Waterfront Park, Silverdale (www.whalingdays.com/);

• 4-mile race, 8:45 a.m., 1-mile run/walk, 8:30 a.m., kids' dashes, 9:30 a.m., Special Olympics dashes, 9:40 a.m. Saturday;

• grand parade, 10 a.m. Saturday, Silverdale Way from Ridgetop to Anderson Hill Road;

• Dyes Inlet Dash outrigger canoe races, 9 a.m. Sunday.

Mason Area Fair and Rodeo

FRI-SUN Carnival, animal exhibits, vendors, entertainment, petting zoo, rodeo, 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Friday-Saturday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Sunday, Mason County Fairgrounds, 751 W. Fairgrounds Road, Shelton; $5, ages 16 and younger free (www.masoncountyfair.org/).

West Seattle Hi Yu Parade

SAT Kids' parade, 11 a.m., register 10 a.m., Southwest Genesee Street and California Avenue Southwest; Grand Parade sponsored by the American Legion, 11 a.m. Saturday, California Avenue Southwest from Southwest Lander Street to Southwest Edmunds Street, Seattle (206-932-2066 or www.hiyu.com).

White River Buddhist Temple

Bon Odori

SAT Traditional Japanese folk dancing, taiko drum performance, food vendors, 5-9 p.m. Saturday, White River Buddhist Temple, 3625 Auburn Way N., Auburn (253-833-1442).

Samish Bay Bivalve Bash and Low Tide Mud Run

SAT Oyster shell sculpture contest, food, beer garden, live music, contests and games, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; 250-yard Low Tide Mud Run strenuous race, shoes required, 10:45 a.m.; Kids' Mud Run, 11:30 a.m. Saturday, Taylor Shellfish Farms, 2182 Chuckanut Drive, Bow; $5, ages six and younger free, no pets; on-site bicycle parking only, festival car parking on Chuckanut Drive with shuttle buses (206-612-2761 or bivalvebash.com).

Friday Harbor Airport Fly-In and Open House

SAT Fly-In, displays by community and aviation related organizations, aircraft, food vendors, entertainment for all ages, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Friday Harbor Airport, 255 Tarte Road, Friday Harbor (360-317-8674 or portfridayharbor.org/fridayharborairport).

Alki Beach Art Fair

SAT-SUN Juried art fair, music, food vendors, proceeds support children's art programs at Alki Community Center and Alki Bathhouse, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, Alki Beach Promenade, Alki Avenue Southwest and 63rd Avenue Southwest, Seattle (home.comcast.net/~alkiartfair/site/).

Mini Greek Festival

SAT-SUN Outdoor tent with lamb roast, Greek music, beer garden, portion of the proceeds benefit Camp Agape NW for children with cancer; 11 a.m.-2 a.m. Saturday, 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Sunday, Time Out Burgers, 5807 244th St. S.W., Mountlake Terrace (425-672-5144 or www.timeoutburgers.com).

Camlann Medieval Village Summer Festival

SAT-SUN Living history medieval village with crafts, blacksmith, combat by armored knights and 14th century music, puppet show, archery, games, pony rides, craft vendors and demonstrations; medieval clothing rental, lunch and dinner available, 11:30 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturdays-Sundays through Aug. 22, Camlann Medieval Village, 10320 Kelly Road N.E., Carnation; $6-$10 or $45/festival and banquet (425-788-8624 or www.camlann.org).

Ethnic Fest

SAT-SUN Performing arts, visual arts, crafts, dancing, information, Kid Zone, food representing cultures from around the world, noon-7 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, Wright Park, 501 S. I St., Tacoma (www.metroparkstacoma.org/).

Pacific Northwest

Mushroom Festival

SAT-SUN Mycology education, cooking exhibitions, music, Kidz Zone, antiques, arts and crafts, 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday, Thurston County Regional Athletic Complex, 8341 Steilacoom Road S.E., Lacey; $5, ages 12 and younger free (360-701-0994 or www.mushroomfest.org).

Red Rooster Route Days

SAT-SUN Self-guided tour of farms and farm products, with activities including kids' hay maze, trolley rides, barn gift shops, local meats, produce, berries, flowers and nursery items; 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday-Sunday in the Arlington area at venues including Garden Treasures, Foster's Produce & Corn Maze, Ninety Farms, Biringer Farm (Arlington site), Bryant Blueberry Farm & Nursery and Lavender Hills Farm (www.redroosterroute.com).

Hispanic Seafair Festival

SUN Live music, food and craft vendors, children's activities, 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Sunday, Seattle Center Mural Amphitheatre, Seattle (www.hispanicseafair.org).

Pike Place Market

Fruit Festival

SUN Celebration of locally grown fruit with chef demos and competition, kids' crafts, pie-eating contest, farm vendors, music, street theater, kids' crafts, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday, Pike Place Market, Seattle (www.pikeplacemarket.org/).

Chinatown Seafair Parade

SUN Asian community drill teams, 100-foot long dragon, dancing lions among 60 parade units, 7 p.m. Sunday, 10th Avenue South from South Jackson Street to South Lane Street, Seattle; free (www.seattlechinesechamber.org).

Seafair Torchlight Parade

PLAN AHEAD Drill teams, community floats, regional and international bands, equestrian units, giant helium balloons, clowns and pirates, 7:30 p.m. July 31, Fourth Avenue from Seattle Center to King Street and Second Avenue, Seattle; reserved bleacher seating available, $18-$25 (206-728-0123 or seafair.com).

Fishing

Fly-fishing 101

SAT Beginners' course, 8:30 a.m. Saturday, Bellevue Orvis, 10223 N.E. 10th St., Bellevue; free, by reservation, space limited (425-452-9138 or http://www.orvis.com/flyfishing101).

Food events

Aebleskiver breakfast

and bake sale

SAT Danish Sisterhood pancakes, sausage, applesauce breakfast, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, Danish Hall, 1708 Porter St., Enumclaw; $6/adult, $3/child (425-432-1510).

West Seattle Community Breakfast

SUN Join Hi-Yu royalty and volunteers for breakfast, 9 a.m.-noon Sunday, West Seattle American Legion, 3618 S.W. Alaska St., Seattle; suggested donation $6, ages 11 and younger $3 (www.hiyu.com).

Salmon Bake

SUN Steilacoom Historical Museum Association fundraising salmon bake with entertainment, kids' activities, noon-4 p.m. Sunday, Sunnyside Beach, Chambers Creek Road, Steilacoom; $14/salmon meal, $6/hot dog meal (253-380-0525 or www.steilacoomhistorical.org/).

Gardening

Ethnobotany Tour

SAT Learn about the Garden's native and exotic plants, 11 a.m. Saturday, Kruckeberg Botanic Garden, 20312 15th Ave. N.W., Shoreline; $10 (206-546-1281 or kruckeberg.org).

Pond seminar

SAT Installing and maintaining a backyard pond, 11 a.m. Saturday, Sky Nursery, 18528 Aurora Ave. N., Shoreline (206-546-4851 or www.skynursery.com).

Docent Tours of Evergreen Arboretum

SAT Tours of nine gardens within the arboretum, 1 p.m. Saturdays, 1 p.m. Saturday, Evergreen Arboretum and Gardens, Marine Drive at Alverson Boulevard, Everett; free (425-257-8597 or www.evergreenarboretum.com).

Snohomish Garden Tour

SUN Self-guided tour of nine local gardens, noon-5 p.m. Sunday, Snohomish Library, 311 Maple Ave., Snohomish; $12 (www.snohomishgardenclub.com).

Garden Art Sale

ONGOING Pratt Fine Arts Center sale of garden art, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. daily through Aug. 1; Swansons Nursery, 9701 15th Ave. N.W., Seattle (206-782-2543 or www.swansonsnursery.com).

Hiking/walks

Eastshore Singles

SAT Education Hill trail walk with long steep hill for single adults ages 45 and older, followed by lunch stop; 11 a.m. Saturday, 180th Avenue Northeast and Northeast 96th Way, Redmond (www.eastshoresingles.org).

Snoqualmie Pass walks

SAT-SUN U.S. Forest Service guided walks to learn about old-growth forests and mountain ecosystems, for all ages; Twin Lakes 2-mile forest walk, 10 a.m.-noon Saturdays; Gold Creek 1-mile ADA-accessible trail walk, 12:30-2:30 p.m. Sundays; Snoqualmie Pass Visitor Information Center, Snoqualmie Pass; call for reservations, $10/person donation requested (425-434-6111).

Hobbies

Covington Quilters Guild Quilt Show

FRI-SUN Display of locally made quilts, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday-Saturday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday, Cedar Heights Middle School, 19640 S.E. 272 Street, Covington; free (covingtondaysfestival.com).

Museum events

19th Century Family Fun Night at Fort Nisqually

FRI Games, music and dancing of the mid-1800s; firings of the Candy Cannon, 6-9 p.m. Friday, Fort Nisqually Living History Museum, 5400 N. Pearl St., Tacoma; $3-$6 (253-591-5339 or www.fortnisqually.org).

Danger Science

FRI-SUN Live outdoor shows to learn about rockets, projectiles and propulsion, 11:45 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays through August, Pacific Science Center, 200 Second Ave. N, Seattle; $7-$14 (206-443-3656 or pacificsciencecenter.org).

Henry Summer Shuffle

SAT Book sale and art book swap, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Henry Art Gallery, 4100 15th Ave. N.E., Seattle (www.henryart.org).

Fly Day at Flying Heritage Collection

SAT Vintage warbirds fly for approximately an hour, weather and mechanical conditions permitting, noon Saturday, viewing area at the west end of 109th Street Southwest at Paine Field Paine Field, 3407 109th St. S.W., Everett; free, admission to Flying Heritage Collection ($8-$12) not included (877-342-3404 or flyingheritage.com/).

Paddle sports

Canoeing the Rivers of Washington

THU Paddle Trails Canoe Club highlights favorite canoeing destinations and trips, 7 p.m. Thursday, REI, 222 Yale Ave. N., Seattle; free (www.rei.com/event/7814/session/9809).

Park events

Seattle Storm celebrate

new community basketball courts

FRI Celebration with Seattle Storm players for new community-funded basketball courts and restored tennis court, 5:30-7 p.m. Friday, South Park Community Center, 8319 Eighth Ave. S., Seattle (206-684-7451).

Stories of Our World

FRI Stories about nature and our relationship to it, s'mores around the campfire, for families with children ages 3 and older, 7 p.m. Friday, Carkeek Park, 950 N.W. Carkeek Park Road, Seattle; free, sign up at least a day in advance; donation suggested (206-684-0877).

Going Batty at

Kelsey Creek Farm

FRI Learn about the bats that live in the Pacific Northwest, walk to see and hear resident bats, for all ages, children must be accompanied by adult, 7:30 p.m. Friday, Kelsey Creek Park, 410 130th Place S.E., Bellevue; free (425-452-7688 or www.bellevuewa.gov).

Wildflower Walk

SAT Rangers lead slow-paced walk to learn about wildflowers, wear sturdy shoes, 10 a.m. Saturday, Lewis Creek Park and Visitor Center, 5808 Lakemont Blvd. S.E., Bellevue; free (425-452-4195).

Owls and Woodpeckers

SAT Illustrated presentation by Paul Bannick, author of "The Owl and the Woodpecker," walk in forested watershed, for adults and youth age 10 and older, 9 a.m. Saturday, Cedar River Watershed Education Center, Cedar Falls Road Southeast, North Bend; $15 (206-233-1515).

Mount Rainier

Shadows of the Past

SAT Ranger-led, 90-minute lantern tours for all ages along the Trail of the Shadows, with characters influential in the creation of Mount Rainier National Park sharing their stories, departing every 20 minutes 8:30-9:30 p.m. Saturday, Mount Rainier National Park, Ashford; included with park admission fee, $15/per vehicle (360-569-2211, ext. 6043 or www.nps.gov/mora).

Gold Basin Campground Speaker Program

SAT Programs in the Amphitheater; historic Salmon Stories, 7 p.m. Saturday, Gold Basin Campground, Mountain Loop Highway, Mount Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest (360-691-7791).

Summer Beach Naturalists

SAT-SUN Explore the beach at low tide at drop-in events with Seattle Aquarium Beach Naturalists, 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Saturday; 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Sunday; free (www.seattleaquarium.org);

• South Alki, 63rd Avenue Southwest and Southwest Beach Drive, Seattle;

• Lincoln Park, 8011 Fauntleroy Way, Seattle;

• Golden Gardens Park, 8498 Seaview Place N.W., Seattle;

• Carkeek Park, 950 N.W. Carkeek Park Road, Seattle;

• Richmond Beach, 2021 N.W. 190th St., Shoreline;

• Seahurst; Southwest 136th Street and 13th Avenue Southwest, Burien;

• Des Moines, 22030 Cliff Ave. S., Des Moines.

Nisqually

National Wildlife Refuge

SAT-SUN Program for ages 4-11 to become a Junior Refuge Manager, 1 p.m. Saturday-Sunday; nature walk, 10 a.m. Sunday, Nisqually National Wildlife Refuge, 100 Brown Farm Road, Olympia; $3/family refuge entry fee; no pets allowed (360-753-9467).

Stillaguamish River Stewards

SAT-SUN Educational programs on salmon for kids, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. with 1 p.m. nature walk Sunday, Big Four Picnic Area, Mountain Loop Scenic Byway, 25 miles east of Granite Falls (425-252-6686).

Gold Basin Campground Speaker Program

SAT Programs in the amphitheater; historic Salmon Stories, 7 p.m. Saturday, Gold Basin Campground, Mountain Loop Highway, Mount Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest (360-691-7791).

Family Fun Day

SUN Amusement rides and other kids' activities, 3-6 p.m., 3 p.m. Sunday, Occidental Square (Park), Occidental Avenue South and South Main Street, Seattle; (www.pioneersquare.org).

Full Moon Watch

SUN Camp Long naturalist hosts event to watch the moon rise over the Cascades with telescope to view details on the moon's surface, 8-10 p.m. Sunday, Rotary Viewpoint, 35th Avenue Southwest and Southwest Alaska Street, Seattle; $7, register at least a day in advance (206-684-7434).

Heather Meadows

Speaker Program

SUN Kids explore the miniature world of the subalpine ecosystem and earn Junior Ranger badge, 1 p.m. Sunday, Heather Meadows Visitor Center, Milepost 56, Mount Baker Highway (State Route 542), Mount Baker; programs free, recreation pass required (360-599-2714).

Jetty Island

ONGOING Two-mile-long, man-made island with sandy beaches and shallow water, accessible by free boat ride, service may be canceled due to inclement weather, route subject to early closure if Jetty Island reaches maximum capacity, 10 a.m.-5:50 p.m. Monday-Thursday, 10 a.m.-8:50 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 11 a.m.-6:50 p.m. Sunday, with guided nature walks at 12:15 and 3:15 p.m. daily, 10th Street Boat Launch and Marine Park, Everett; free, suggested donation $2/adults, $1/children. (425-257-8304).

Performances

Seattle Presents

THU Choklate, noon Thursday, City Hall Plaza, 600 Fourth Ave., Seattle; free (206-684-7171 or www.seattle.gov/seattlepresents).

Northgate Concerts

on the Lawn

THU Outdoor, all-ages concert; Jack Cook, 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Northgate Community Center, 10510 Fifth Ave. N.E., Seattle; free (206-386-4283 or www.seattle.gov/parks/).

Burien Music in the Park

THU Outdoor concert with The Jangles, 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Lake Burien School Park, Southwest 148th Street and 16th Avenue Southwest, Burien; free (206-988-3700 or www.burienparks.net).

Arts in the Park Summer Concert, Woodinville

THU Bakra Bata Caribbean steel drum band, noon Thursday, DeYoung Park, 13680 N.E. 175th St., Woodinville; free (425-398-9327 or www.ci.woodinville.wa.us/).

Music in the Parks

Thursday Evening

Waterfront Concerts

THU City of Everett concert series, 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Port Gardner Landing, West Marine View Drive, Everett; free (425-257-8322 or www.enjoyeverett.org).

Movies in the Park, Snohomish

THU Bring blankets and low-back chairs, popcorn and soda available; "Fantastic Mr. Fox," 9:30 p.m. Thursday, Willis D. Tucker Park, 6705 Puget Park Drive, Snohomish; free, donations benefiting Snohomish County Parks accepted (www1.co.snohomish.wa.us).

Creation Festival Northwest

THU-SAT Christian music festival, kids' activities, worship tent, 9 a.m.-9:30 p.m. Thursday-Saturday, Enumclaw Expo Center, 45224 284th Ave. S.E., Enumclaw; $48-$155 (www.creationfest.com/nw/).

Wooden O

Shakespeare in the Park

THU-SUN Outdoor performances, "Othello," 7 p.m. Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Luther Burbank Park, Mercer Island; "Much Ado About Nothing," 7 p.m. Thursday, Lynndale Park, Lynnwood; 7 p.m. Friday, Angle Lake park, SeaTac; 7 p.m. Saturday, Pine Lake Park, Sammamish; 3 p.m. Sunday, Edmonds City Park, Edmonds; free, donations suggested (www.seattleshakespeare.org).

GreenStage

Shakespeare in the Park

THU-SUN Outdoor performances, "As You Like It," 7 p.m. Thursday and 3 p.m. Saturday, Lincoln Park, Seattle; 3 p.m. Sunday, Discovery Park, Seattle; "Romeo and Juliet," 7 p.m. Friday, Lincoln Park, Seattle; 7 p.m. Saturday, Dottie Harper Park, Burien; 3 p.m. Sunday, Lincoln Park, Seattle; free, donations suggested (www.greenstage.org).

Mostly Music in the Park

THU, SUN Outdoor concerts, bring chairs or blankets for seating; Magnolia Road '60s rock 'n' roll, 7 p.m. Thursday; Moodswings All Woman Jazz Band, 7 p.m. Sunday, Mercerdale Park, 77th Avenue Southeast and Southeast 32nd Street, Mercer Island; free (206-275-7609 or www.mercergov.org/mostlymusic).

South Lake Union

Summer Concert Series

FRI Outdoor concert, noon Friday, retail plaza, 2200 Westlake Avenue (at Denny Way), Seattle; free (206-342-5900).

Summer concerts at Magnuson Amphitheater

FRI Outdoor concert for all ages; North West Gospel Jazz big band, 6:30 p.m. Friday, Magnuson Park, 7400 Sand Point Way N.E., Seattle; free (206-684-7026 or www.seattle.gov/parks/).

Epiphany Summer Concert Series

FRI Bring blankets, lawn chairs for music in the courtyard by local bands, Dixieland with Dr. D and the Dixie Dogs, 7 p.m. Friday, Epiphany Parish, 1805 38th Ave., Seattle; free (206-324-2573 or www.epiphanyseattle.org).

Capitol Hill Block Party

FRI-SUN Local and national bands on 4 stages, plus food vendors; 3 p.m.-2 a.m. Friday, 1 p.m.-2 a.m. Saturday and Sunday, Capitol Hill, 12th Avenue and East Pike Street, Seattle; $23-$30 (www.capitolhillblockparty.com).

Summer Arts on the Plaza

SAT Outdoor performance, Northwest Tap Connection Showcase, 2 p.m. Saturday, South Shore School Plaza, Rainier Avenue South and South Henderson Street, Seattle; free (www.seedseattle.org).

Fremont Outdoor Movies

SAT Bring your own seating; costume contest and other activities; "Zoolander," 7 p.m. Saturday, Fremont Outdoor Cinema, 3501 Phinney Ave. N., Seattle; $5/suggested donation (fremontoutdoormovies.com).

West Seattle Outdoor Movies

SAT Pre-show activities, concessions, raffles to benefit local charities, bring a blanket or chair for family movies, moved indoors in case of rain, gates open 7 p.m., activities 8:30 p.m., movies at dusk; "War Games," Saturday, Hotwire Coffee, 4410 California Ave. S.W., Seattle; free (wsmovies.org).

The Not-Its

SAT Pop music for kids and families, 11 a.m. Saturday, Kent Library, 212 Second Ave. N., Kent; free tickets available 10 a.m. (www.kcls.org).

Eats & Beats Summer Concert Series: The Not-Its

SAT Concert for kids of all ages, 6 p.m. Saturday, KidsQuest Children's Museum, 4089 Factoria Blvd. S.E., Bellevue; $8-$10, preregistration required (425-637-8100 or www.kidsquestmuseum.org).

Summer Concerts at the Locks

SAT-SUN Fidgety Fee Dixieland Band, 2 p.m. Saturday; West Seattle Big Band, 2 p.m. Sunday, Hiram M. Chittenden Locks, 3015 N.W. 54th St., Seattle; free (206-783-7059).

Shakespeare in the Park, Snohomish

SAT-SUN Last Leaf Productions abridged, outdoor performances of "A Midsummer Night's Dream," 6 p.m. Saturday, "The Winter's Tale," 6 p.m. Sunday, Carnegie Educational Center, 105 Cedar Ave., Snohomish; free, donations accepted (snohomishcarnegie.org).

Normandy Park

Music in the Park

SUN Family entertainment, Craicmore contemporary Celtic, 5 p.m. Sunday, Marvista Park, 19900 4th Ave. S.W., Normandy Park; free (www.ci.normandy-park.wa.us).

SeaTac Music in the Park Concert Series

SUN Kevin Jones Band, 5 p.m. Sunday, Angle Lake Park, 19408 International Blvd., SeaTac; free (www.ci.seatac.wa.us).

Running

Seafair Torchlight Run

PLAN AHEAD 8K run and 5K run/walk along the Torchilight Parade route, 6:30 p.m. July 31, Seattle; $25-$30 (206-728-0123 or www.seafair.com).

Sales/Shopping

SportsWise Warehouse Event

FRI-SUN Athletic and lifestyle wear for men and women by seven manufacturers, marked down 50-90 percent, 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday, The Canal Building, 716 N. 34th St., Seattle (besportswise.com).

Consignment auction

SAT Auction of heavy equipment, vehicles, tools, online bidding available, 9 a.m. Saturday, James G. Murphy Inc., 18226 68th Ave. N.E., Kenmore (425-486-1246 or www.murphyauction.com).

Special interest

100th Anniversary of Seattle Carnegie Libraries

SAT Music from the early 1900s, vintage fashions, kids' crafts, 1 p.m. Saturday, West Seattle Library, 2306 42nd Ave. S.W., Seattle (206-386-4636 or spl.org).

Seattle Night and Day Challenge

SAT On foot or by bike, team or solo, competitive or casual, visit as many of 60 checkpoints in Seattle in 16, seven or three hours, 4 p.m. Saturday, check-in 1-3:30 p.m., All Pilgrims Church, 500 Broadway E., Seattle; $5-$85 (www.nightanddaychallenge.com)

Sports

Friday Night Drop-in

Bellevue Badminton Center

FRI Free loaner rackets available, plastic birdies provided, court shoes only, 7 p.m. Friday, Bellevue Badminton Club, 13405 S.E. 30th St., Suite B, Bellevue; $7 (wabadmintonsingles.shutterfly.com/).

Swimming

Seattle beaches

ONGOING Lifeguards at public beaches, 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Saturdays-Sundays, noon-7 p.m. Mondays-Fridays, weather permitting (206-684-4075 or www.cityofseattle.net/parks/aquatics/index.htm).

Seattle wading pools and

water spray/play areas

ONGOING Reduced days and hours, some wading pools closed by budget cuts, open when weather forecast is 70 degrees or warmer; children under age 13 must be supervised by adult; Seattle (wading-pool hotline 206-684-7796 or www.seattle.gov/parks/wadingpools.asp).

Mounger Pool

ONGOING Outdoor pool with 50-foot corkscrew slide and little pool with warm, shallow water, swimming lessons, water exercises, public swims and special events, 2535 32nd Ave. W., Seattle (206-684-4708 or www.seattle.gov/parks/aquatics/pools).

Colman Pool

ONGOING Outdoor 50-meter, heated, saltwater pool with giant tube slide, on the waterfront at Lincoln Park, Lincoln Park, 8603 Fauntleroy Way S.W., Seattle, $2.75-$4 (206-684-7494 or www.seattle.gov/parks/aquatics/pools).

Henry Moses Aquatic Center

ONGOING 9,000-square-foot leisure pool with wave machine, water play structure, water slides, 3,300-square-foot six-lane lap pool, cafe; daily through Sept. 6, Cedar River Park, 1719 Maple Valley Highway, Renton; $2-$14 (425-430-6780 or www.rentonwa.gov).

Tours

Seattle Architecture Foundation

THU-SAT Walking tours from Seattle Architecture Foundation, 1333 Fifth Ave., Rainier Square Atrium, Seattle, unless noted otherwise; $15-$20, preregister (800-838-3006 or www.seattlearchitecture.org);

• Art Deco styles of the 1920s, 10 a.m. Thursday;

• Design Details, including Smith Tower Chinese Room Observation Deck, 10 a.m. Friday;

• Architecture's Greatest Hits, 10 a.m. Saturday;

• International District: Diversity Defined, 10 a.m. Saturday, from Fifth Avenue and King Street, across from the China Gate, Seattle;

• Pike/Pine: Cars, Bars and Dead Rock Stars, 10 a.m. Saturday, outside Broadway Performance Hall, 1625 Broadway, Seattle.

Guided tour of

Meadowbrook Farm

SAT Hike to learn about history, flora and fauna, for all ages, 10 a.m. Saturday, Snoqualmie Middle School, 9200 Railroad Ave. S.E., Snoqualmie; free, no registration required (425-831-1900).

Cedar River Watershed Tours

SAT-SUN Interpretive bus tour with spectacular views and in-depth information about Seattle's water, land and people, for adults and youth ages 12 and older, 9:45 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Saturday-Sunday; Cedar River Watershed Education Center, North Bend; $5-$10, preregister, space limited (206-733-9421 or www.seattle.gov/util/crwec).

Snoqualmie Train Depot vintage railway

SAT-SUN Northwest Railway Museum 75-minute vintage train rides to the top of Snoqualmie Falls, 11 a.m., 12:30, 2, 3:30 p.m. Saturdays-Sundays from Snoqualmie Depot; 11:25 a.m., 12:55 and 2:25 p.m. Saturdays-Sundays from North Bend Depot, 205 McClellan St., North Bend; $12/adult, $10/seniors, $8/children (425-888-3030 or www.trainmuseum.org).

Seattle by Foot

ONGOING Coffee Crawl, Pub Crawl, City Tour, Funky Fremont tours, Seattle (800-838-3006 or www.seattlebyfoot.com).

Mount Rainier Scenic Railroad

ONGOING Ride through the forest on vintage train, 10:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. Thursdays-Fridays, 10:30 a.m., 1 and 3:30 p.m. Saturdays-Sundays, Mount Rainier Scenic Railroad, 54124 Mountain Highway E., Elbe; $15-$23 (360-492-5588 or 888-783-2611 or www.mrsr.com).

Travel events

Europe Through

the Back Door

THU, SAT European architecture for travelers, 6 p.m. Thursday, Rick Steves Travel Center; Paris, 10 a.m. Saturday, Edmonds Theater, 415 Main St., Edmonds; free, reservations required (425-771-8303, ext. 298 or www.ricksteves.com).

Volunteer

Mountaineers Rhododendron Preserve

SUN Work party with snacks, followed by dinner, bring work gloves, sturdy footwear, lunch, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday, Kitsap Forest Theater, 3000 Seabeck Highway, Bremerton (www.mountaineersfoundation.org).

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