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Community calendar

Animal events

Fabulous Felines

SAT Cats and kittens from Seattle Animal Shelter foster homes for adoption, noon Saturday, Miller Community Center, 330 19th Ave. E., Seattle; adoption fees $45-$135 (206-386-7387).


SAT Dog-friendly games, contests, vendors, demonstrations and information in enclosed fields so dogs can participate leash-free; pet contest entry fees benefit Shoreline off-leash areas; 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, Hamlin Park, 16006 15th Ave. N.E., Shoreline; free (


SAT-SUN Cat and kitten adoption discounts, cat information and vendors, kids' activities, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, Humane Society for Seattle/King County, 13212 S.E. Eastgate Way, Bellevue (425-641-0080 or


AUG. 16 IMAX movie "Beavers" and short film on the life cycle of salmon, 7 p.m. Aug. 16, Northwest Stream Center, 600 128th St. S.E., McCollum Park, Everett; free, reservations required (425-316-8592).


Gumshoe 5K Walk

FRI-SUN Detective-themed 5k (3.1 mile) walk, complete anytime before Sunday for prizes; benefits Greenwood Senior Center, Food Bank and Elementary School PTA, Phinney Neighborhood Center, 6532 Phinney Ave. N., Seattle; $15-$20 (206-783-8035 or

Wine in the Woods

FRI Wine from local wineries, food, performances, art installations, campfire, silent auction benefits Arts in Nature Festival, 7 p.m. Friday, Camp Long, 5200 35th Ave. S.W., Seattle; $45 (

Japanese Gulch Trail-a-Muk 5k Run/Walk

SAT Noncompetitive, pet-friendly 5k run/walk to emphasize health and fitness, raise money toward operations of the Japanese Gulch restoration, 9 a.m. Saturday, registration 7-8:45 a.m., Rosehill Community Center, 304 Lincoln Ave., Mukilteo; $15-$25 (

Hardhats & Sandals

Wine tasting to benefit

Habitat for Humanity

SAT Music, wine-tasting, appetizers, silent auction, tours of the Bonsai Collection to raise funds to build homes for low-income families, 4 p.m. Saturday, Weyerhaeuser Corporate Headquarters, 33663 Weyerhaeuser Way S., Federal Way; $20-$35 (206-292-5240 or

"Run For Your Rights"

5k Run/Walk

SUN NARAL Pro-Choice Washington's 5K run/walk, 11 a.m. Sunday, Seward Park, 5902 Lake Washington Blvd. S., Seattle; $10 (

Family Fun Field Day

SUN Picnic, field games, performance by the Seattle Seahawks Blue Thunder Drumline to raise money for families who care for children with neurological disorders, noon Sunday, Meridian Park, 4649 Sunnyside Ave. N., Seattle; $8-$12, preregister (206-285-0628 or

Salmon dinner

TUE Dinner, 6 p.m., Norwegian folk-dancing performances and dancing for all, 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, proceeds benefit educational programs, Leif Erikson Lodge, 2245 N.W. 57th St., Seattle; $10-$25 by reservation, space limited (206-784-6181).

Sunset Supper at the Market

PLAN AHEAD Food, wine and beer samples, dance; proceeds benefit Pike Place Market Foundation preschool, clinic, senior center, food bank, 7:30 p.m. Aug. 17, Pike Place Market, Seattle; $100 (206-774-5254 or


Cargo Bike Roll Call

SAT Bring your cargo bike or see cargo bikes, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Gas Works Park, 2101 N. Northlake Way, Seattle (

Tour de Poker

SAT Bicycle poker run to benefit The American Heart Association, 26- or 44-mile loops with stops to draw card with prizes for best poker hand at the end of the ride, 8 a.m. Saturday, Shawn O'Donnell's American Grill and Irish Pub, 122 128th St. N.E., Everett; $25 (425-327-5651 or

Bicycle Sunday

SUN Lake Washington Boulevard closed to vehicle traffic for use by bicyclists, walkers, runners, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Sunday, Mount Baker Beach Park to Seward Park, Seattle; professionally fitted bicycle helmets available for $10, 1-4 p.m., Seward Park (206-684-4075 or

Bicycle Tour of

Lake Washington Boulevard

SUN Learn about the Olmsted legacy, Friends of Seattle's Olmsted Parks 2-hour bicycle tour of Lake Washington Boulevard, ending at Seward Park, 10 a.m. Sunday, Colman Park, 1800 Lake Washington Blvd. S., Seattle; free (206-782-5514 or


Tall Ships Lady Washington and Hawaiian Chieftain

PLAN AHEAD Battle sails with cannon firing, 2-5 p.m. Aug. 18-19; evening sails, 6-8 p.m. Aug. 17-18, $29-$60, by reservation; walk-on tours, 1-5 p.m. Aug. 17, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Aug. 18-19, $3, Shilshole Bay Marina, 7001 Seaview Ave. N.W., Seattle (800-200-5239 or


Dancing 'til Dusk

SAT-AUG. 16 Salsa dance lesson, dancing to music by Tumbao, 4-7:30 p.m. Saturday, Occidental Park, Occidental Avenue South and South Main Street, Seattle; Zydeco dance lesson and dance with DJ, 6-9:30 p.m. Tuesday, Westlake Park, 401 Pine St., Seattle; Waltz and more dance lesson and dance with Janet Raynor and Ruby Slippers, 6-9:30 p.m. Aug. 16, Freeway Park, 600 Seneca St., Seattle; free (206-264-5646 or

Farm events

Mary Olson Farm

SAT-SUN Restored 67-acre 19th-century farm open, noon-5 p.m. Saturdays-Sundays through Aug. 20; talks, tours, 2 p.m. Sundays, Mary Olson Farm, 28728 Green River Road, Auburn; free (253-288-7433 or

Blueberry U-Pick, Bellevue

ONGOING Blueberry U-pick and fruit stand, 9 a.m.-7 p.m. daily, Mercer Slough Blueberry Farm and Bill Pace Fruit and Produce, 2380 Bellevue Way S.E., Bellevue (425-467-0501); and U-pick, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Tuesdays-Sundays, Larson Lark Blueberry Farm, 14812 S.E. Eighth St., Bellevue (425-260-2266 or


South Lake Union Block Party

FRI Outdoor activities and entertainment for all ages, beer garden, burger grilling competition, kid's activities, outdoor movie, noon-11 p.m. Friday, South Lake Union Discovery Center, 101 Westlake Ave. N., Seattle (206-343-1543 or

Greenwood Summer Streets

FRI Street closed to traffic, art walk, information on city services, art fair, soccer tournament, music, 6-10 p.m.; Kids Bike Parade, decorate bikes at North 85th Street and Greenwood Avenue North, 6 p.m., parade, 6:30 p.m. Friday, Greenwood Avenue North from North 97th Street to North 67th Street, Seattle (

Kirkland SummerFest

FRI-SAT Art and food vendors, art displays, wine and beer garden, entertainment, children's activities, 11 a.m. Friday-Saturday, downtown Kirkland (425-456-1111 or

A Taste of Edmonds

FRI-SUN Food from 40 vendors, entertainment three stages, beer garden, arts and crafts vendors, children's activities, 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Friday-Saturday, 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Sunday, Edmonds, $3, ages 12 and younger admission free, free admission for all before 3 p.m. Friday; free shuttle every 15 minutes from Edmonds Woodway High School beginning 11 a.m. each day (425-670-1496 or

Auburn Days

FRI-SUN Entertainment, 5:30-10 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday-Sunday; grand parade, noon Saturday; vendors, kids' activities, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday-Sunday; street dance, 6:30-10 p.m. Saturday; classic car show, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Sunday, Main Street, Auburn (

Pierce County Fair

FRI-SUN Entertainment, 4-H exhibits, carnival rides and games, food vendors, 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Friday-Saturday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Sunday, Pierce County Fairgrounds, 21606 Meridian Ave. E., Graham; $5 (253-847-4754 or

Festival of the River

& Pow Wow

FRI-SUN Music on two stages, food and craft vendors, kids' activities, gates open 1 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m. Saturday-Sunday; pow wow, grand entry noon and 7 p.m. Saturday, noon Sunday; River Meadows County Park, 20416 Jordan Road, Arlington; $5/day, parking (

Grays Harbor County Fair

FRI-SUN Entertainment, carnival rides and games, animal exhibits, food, car races, floral displays, 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m.-11 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Sunday, Grays Harbor County Fairgrounds, 43 Elma-McCleary Road, Elma; $6-$10 (360-482-2651 or

Eastridge Jamfest

Summer Festival

SAT Field games for kids, inflatables, kids' bike parade, 3-on-3 basketball tournament, backpack with school supplies giveaway, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, Eastridge Church, 24205 S.E. Issaquah-Fall City Road, Issaquah (420-270-6300 or

Tukwila Kids' Festival

SAT Exhibits, entertainment featuring local children's band Recess Monkey, interactive activities, noon-4 p.m. Saturday, Cascade View Community Park, 14211 37th Ave. S., Tukwila (206-768-2822 or

In the Spirit Northwest Native Arts Market and Festival

SAT Dancing, drumming, singing, art sale and demonstrations outdoors and in the museum, 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Saturday, Washington State History Museum, 1911 Pacific Ave., Tacoma; free (

Music and Art in Wright Park

SAT Outdoor performances, food, craft and art vendors, noon-7 p.m. Saturday, Wright Park, 501 S. I St., Tacoma (

Whidbey Island

Highland Games

SAT Highland dancing, athletics, bagpipe bands, vendors, Celtic entertainment, beer garden, gates open 8 a.m., opening ceremonies noon Saturday, Greenbank Farm, 765 E. Wonn Road, Greenbank, Island County; $7-$10, no pets (360-331-5437 or

Taste of Hood Canal

SAT Food vendors, music, classic car show, arts and crafts, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday, Belfair (

Seattle Founders Day Festival

SAT-SUN History-oriented street fair with exhibits, activities, vendors, 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, Second Avenue and Bell Street, Seattle (

Camlann Medieval Village Summer Festivals

SAT-SUN Living-history medieval-style English village with blacksmith, combat by armored knights, music, puppet show, archery, games, craft vendors and demonstrations; medieval clothing rental, lunch and dinner available, noon-6 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays through Aug. 26, Camlann Medieval Village, 10320 Kelly Road N.E., Carnation; $6-$10 (

Washington Midsummer Renaissance Faire

SAT-SUN Elizabethan village with jousting, equestrian and fencing demonstrations, Queen Elizabeth the First and her royal court, pirates, magicians, gypsies, dancing, games, stage shows, pubs, food and history, 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Saturday-Sunday and Aug. 18-19, Kelley Farm, 20021 Sumner-Buckley Highway, Bonney Lake; $18 (

12th Ave

Neighborhood Festival

SUN Restaurants offer international flavors of the neighborhood for $5 or less, sidewalk sale, local entertainment, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday, 12th Avenue between Pike Street and Madison Street, Seattle (

Southwest Family Fest and Car Show

SUN Entertainment, vendors, family activities, car show, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday; free swim at Southwest Pool, 4-5 p.m. Sunday, Southwest Teen Life Center, 2801 S.W. Thistle St., Seattle (206-386-0024 or

Festival By The Bay

at The Cruz

SUN Car show on Bay Street, food and craft vendors, activities, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday, Port Orchard (

Whidbey Island Fair

AUG. 16-19 Entertainment, carnival rides, 4-H displays and shows, logs shows, commercial and food vendors, 9:30 a.m.-10 p.m. Aug. 16-18, 9:30 a.m.-7 p.m. Aug. 19; Island County Fairgrounds, Langley; $5-$8 (360-221-4677 or

The Next 50, Seattle Center

ONGOING Seattle Center celebrates 50th anniversary of the Seattle World's Fair (206-684-7200 or;

• Playway inflatable rides and zip line, 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Saturday-Sunday; prices vary.

• Celebrating Century 21 history exhibit, open daily, free.

• GeoDome Earth Portal guided tour of the universe, open daily, $7-$9.

Food events

4-Corners BrewFest

SAT Music, beers from 20 local breweries, food, for ages 21 and older only, proceeds support Shoreline neighborhood associations, 3 p.m. Saturday, Innis Arden Clubhouse, 1430 N.W. 188th St., Shoreline; $30-$40 (

Wine tasting

SAT Benefiting Hopelink, sneak peek at the Aug. 16th Woodinville Warehouse Wine Walk, $10 at the door for five pours; learn how you can help feed the hungry by donating homegrown fruits, veggies and herbs through Molbak's Share Your Harvest program, benefiting Hopelink food banks, Aug. 18-Oct. 13, 2 p.m. Saturday, Molbak's, 13625 N.E. 175th St., Woodinville; $10 (425-483-5000 or

Ice Cream-O-Rama

SAT Free ice cream, doughnuts, music, tours to see how ice cream is made, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Snoqualmie Ice Cream, 21106 86th Ave. S.E., Snohomish (425-218-3049 or

Sunset in Snohomish

Wine Stroll

SAT Wine tasting in shops in historic downtown, 5 p.m. Saturday, Bee Bops and Lollipops, 1112 First St., Snohomish; $5-$8 (425-330-0831 or

Bainbridge 7

Winery Tasting Tour

SAT-SUN Tasting at wineries including several usually closed to the public, noon-5 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, Bainbridge Island; tasting fees at some venues (

Pike Place Market

Farm Fresh Lunches

WED Lunches made with seasonal ingredients from local farms, by Matt's in the Market, 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m. or while supplies last Wednesday, Westlake Park, 401 Pine St., Seattle (

Basic Canning 101

AUG. 16 Learn basic canning techniques to preserve fresh food, 6 p.m. Aug. 16, Seattle Tilth, 4649 Sunnyside Ave. N., Seattle; $35-$45 (206-633-0451 or

Tamale Making Classes

PLAN AHEAD Learn to prepare traditional pork tamales, class fees support El Centro de la Raza Senior Wellness Program, 10 a.m. Aug. 18, El Centro de la Raza, 2524 16th Ave. S., Seattle; $75 (206-957-4611).


Children's Garden Fair

SAT Garden activities for children, 10 a.m., talk on gardening with children, 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Master Gardener Demonstration Garden, 15416 S.E. 16th St., Bellevue; free (425-485-5942).

Seattle Rose Society' Show

SAT Gardeners can display their blooms in judged competition, Seattle Rose Society rose display and information, 9:30 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday, Molbak's, 13625 N.E. 175th St., Woodinville; free (425-483-5000 or

Fronderosa Frolic

SAT-SUN Festival of rare plants, garden art, information, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, Fancy Fronds Nursery, 40830 172nd St. S.E., Gold Bar; free (360-793-1472 or

Christianson's Nursery

SUN Pots and plants design, 1 p.m. Sunday, free; desserts with herbal inspiration, 11 a.m. Aug. 18, $10; Christianson's Nursery, 15806 Best Road, Mount Vernon; reservations required (360-466-3821 or

Fall and Winter Vegetables in Containers

WED Seattle Tilth help to start your fall garden, 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, Victor Steinbrueck Park, 2001 Western Ave., Seattle; free, preregistration required (206-633-0451 or


Issaquah Alps Trails Club

SUN Dogs-welcome easy pace 3-5 mile hike, 10 a.m. Sunday; water food, daypack, hiking shoes/boots required on all hikes, 10 a.m. Saturday, Issaquah Alps Trail Club clubhouse, First and Bush Streets, Issaquah (

Movie bargains

"Your Sister's Sister"

It's new at the Crest Cinema. Also there: "Men in Black 3," "People Like Us," "The Hunger Games" and "The Pirates! Band of Misfits" ($3).

"Your Sister's Sister" and "Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter"

They're new at the Admiral Theater in West Seattle Also there: "Men in Black 3" and "The Hunger Games" ($5.75).

"Unforgivable," "Farewell, My Queen" and "Bernie"

They're new at the Varsity Theatre. Also there: "The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel." All seats on Tuesday are $7.


It's the midnight movie at The Egyptian Friday and Saturday. All seats are $8.25.

"The Bourne Legacy"

It's new at the Big Picture Seattle. The 3 p.m. show on Sunday is $8.

"Meatballs" and "Romancing the Stone"

They're new at the Central Cinema in Seattle. All shows $6-$8.

"Salmon Fishing in

the Yemen"

It's new at the Tin Theater in Burien this week. All shows $8.

"Katy Perry: Part of Me," "Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter" and "That's My Boy"

They're new at the East Valley 13 in Renton. Also there: "Man in Black 3," "The Hunger Games," "Rock of Ages," "Battleship," "What to Expect When You're Expecting," "Dark Shadows," "The Pirates! Band of Misfits," "Mirror Mirror" and "The Lorax" ($3.50).

"Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter 3D," "Katy Perry: Part of Me 3D" and "That's My Boy"

They're new at the Gateway in Federal Way. Also there: "Men in Black 3 3D," "The Hunger Games," "Battleship," "Dark Shadows," "The Pirates! Band of Misfits" and "The Lorax 3D" ($2, all seats on Tuesdays $1).

"The Wizard of Oz"

It's this week's film in the "Three Dollar Bill Outdoor Cinema" series. Movie at sunset today, southeast corner of Cal Anderson Park, 11th Avenue and East Pine Street, Seattle (free).

"Dazed and Confused"

It's the film that will be shown as part of the "South Lake Union Block Party." Movie begins at dusk today, South Lake Union Discovery Center, Westlake Avenue North and Denny Way, Seattle (free).

"The Incredibles"

It's this week's film in the "Movies Under the Stars" series. Chair seating available for the first 200 people, 8:45 p.m. today, Swedish Hospital, Edmonds campus, second floor patio, 21601 76th Ave. W., Edmonds (free).

"The Muppets"

It's this week's film for the "Tukwila Summer Outdoor Cinema" series. Lawn opens at 8 p.m., movie at dusk today, Tukwila Community Center, 12424 42nd Ave. S., Tukwila (free, but donations for Tukwila Food Pantry accepted).

"The Muppets"

It's this week's film in the "Moonlight Movies in Renton" series. Movie begins at dusk today, Liberty Park, Houser Way North and Bronson Way North, Renton (free).

"The Muppets"

It's the opening film in the "Kent Summer Nights and the Silver Screen" series. Movie at 9 p.m. today, Town Square Plaza, Second Avenue and Harrison Street, Kent (free).

"Toy Story"

It's this week's film in the "Auburn Summer Sounds and Cinema" series. "Family-friendly" concert begins at 7 p.m., movie at dusk today, Les Gove Park, 910 Ninth St., Auburn (free).

"Butch Cassidy & the Sundance Kid"

It's the opening film in the "Summer Movies at Waterfront Park" series. Movie at dusk today, 370 Brien Dr. S.E., Bainbridge Island (free).


It's this week's film in the "Everett Cinemas Under the Stars" series. Pre-show entertainment at 7:30 p.m., movie at dusk today, Thornton A. Sullivan Park, 11405 Silver Lake Rd., Everett (free).


It this week's film in the "Fremont Outdoor Movies" series. Doors open at 7 p.m., show at dusk Saturday, 3501 Phinney Ave. N., Seattle ($5, suggested donation).

"Harry and the Hendersons"

It's this week's film for the "MOHAI Movies at Lake Union Park" series. Movies begin 30 minutes after sunset (approximately 8:30 p.m.) Saturday, 860 Terry Ave. N., Seattle (free).

"Bruce Lee Film Series"

The series begins this week. Movie begins at sunset (canceled in case of rain) Saturday, Hing Hay Park, 423 Maynard Ave. S., Seattle (free).


It's the opening film in the "Duvall Movies in the Park" series. Movies begins at dusk Saturday, McCormick Park, 26200 N.E. Stephens St., Duvall (free).

"Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban" and "Harry Potter and the Gablet of Fire"

These are this week's films in the "Movies at the Mural" series. "Prisoner of Azkaban" plays at 9 p.m. Saturday, "Goblet of Fire" plays 9 p.m. Sunday both at the Mural Amphitheatre, Seattle Center (free).

"Iron Man"

It this week's film for the "West Seattle Movies On the Wall" series. Movie at dusk Saturday, Hotwire Online Coffee House, 4410 California Ave. S.W., Seattle (free).

"Kung Fu Panda 2"

It's this week's film in the "Carillon Point Oudoor Movie Nights" series. Show at dusk Saturday, Carillon Point, 4100 Carillon Point, Kirkland ($5 donation for Hopelink).


It's this week's film in the "Redmond Summer Movie Series." Show at dusk Saturday, City Hall, 15670 N.E. 85th St., Redmond (free).

"Big Miracle"

It's this week's film in the "Bellevue Summer Outdoor Movies in the Park" series. Show at dusk Tuesday, Bellevue Downtown Park, 10201 N.E. Fourth St., Bellevue (free, food/clothing-item donation suggested).

"Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory"

It's this week's film in the "Movies at Marymoor Park" series. Seating opens at 7 p.m., show at dusk Wednesday, Marymoor Park, 6046 W. Lake Sammamish Parkway N.E., Redmond ($5).

"Back to the Future"

It's this week's film in the "Outdoor Movies at Magnuson Park" series. Admission at 7 p.m., show at dusk on Thursday, Magnuson Park athletic fields, 7400 Sand Point Way N.E., Seattle ($5).

"The Ugly Duckling"

(in Russian)

It's this week's film in the "Foreign Language Films in the Park" series. Live music at 7:30 p.m., movie at dusk on Thursday, Crossroads Park, 16000 N.E. 10th St., Bellevue (free).

"Animal House"

It's this week's film in the "Moonlight Cinema" series. Beer garden opens at 6 p.m. (21 and older only), show at dusk on Thursday, Redhook Ale Brewery, 14300 N.E. 145th St., Woodinville ($5).


It's this week's film in the "Movies at the Park" series. Seating begins at 7 p.m., show at dusk on Thursday, Willis Tucker Park, 6705 Puget Park Drive, Snohomish (free).

Museum events

Luftwaffe Day

SAT Flying Heritage Collection Luftwaffe Day flying display of military history, noon Saturday, Paine Field, 3407 109th St. S.W., Everett; free (

Fort Nisqually Brigade Encampment

SAT-SUN Historical re-enactment of 1855 Fur Brigades from east of the Cascades camp, activities and entertainment for all ages, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, Fort Nisqually Living History Museum, Point Defiance Park, 5400 N. Pearl St, Tacoma; $5-$8 (253-591-5339 or

Tutankhamun: The Golden King and the Great Pharaohs

ONGOING Display of more than 100 objects from King Tut's tomb and treasures from 2,000 years of ancient Egyptian history, through Jan. 6, 2013, 10 a.m. daily, Pacific Science Center, 200 Second Ave. N., Seattle; $15.50-$32.50, timed ticket entry, reservations recommended (800-664-8775 or

Chihuly Garden and Glass

ONGOING Indoor and outdoor glass-art installations, garden, cafe, 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays, 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Fridays through Sundays, Seattle Center, Seattle; $12-$19 (

EMP Museum

ONGOING "Icons of Science Fiction," "Avatar" and other exhibits, 10 a.m.-7 p.m. daily, $12-$20; EMP Museum, 325 Fifth Ave. N., Seattle (206-770-2700 or

LeMay-America's Car Museum

ONGOING Automotive history display of 500 cars, trucks and motorcycles, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. daily, LeMay-America's Car Museum, 2702 East D St., Tacoma; $8-$14 (253-779-8490 or

Paddle sports

Elliott Bay Marina Paddle Day

SAT Kayak racing categories include all-age relays, solo for ages 12 and younger, ages 13-18, ages 19 and older, kayaks available free of charge or bring your own; free hot dogs and beverages for participants, live music, beer garden, food vendors, benefits Michael J. Fox Foundation and Kona Brewing Co. support of Parkinson's disease research and awareness, noon- 4 p.m. Saturday, race registration in advance or 10 a.m. day of event, open to all, Elliott Bay Marina, 2601 W. Marina Pl., Seattle; $10/person for races, free for spectators, donations welcome (206-285-4817 or

Experience dragonboating

SAT Introduction to paddling on a dragonboat, no experience needed for ages 18 and older or 12 and older with parent, 6 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays, 8 a.m. Saturdays, 3 p.m. Sundays, next to Kenmore Air, 950 Westlake Ave. N., Seattle; free, no reservations needed (206-523-4518 or

Park events

Olympic Sculpture Park


SAT Drawing activities, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., drop-in yoga, 10:30-11:30 a.m., Zumba in the park, 2-3 p.m.; public tours, noon and 1 p.m. Saturday; Olympic Sculpture Park, Broad Street and Elliott Avenue, Seattle; free (206-654-3100 or

Kirke Park

Opening Celebration

SAT Entertainment, food, activities at new park with playground, adventure trail, commons and community garden, 10 a.m. Saturday, Kirke Park, 7028 Ninth Avenue Northwest, Seattle; (

Summer Splendor Guided Walk

SAT Exploration of Seward Park's natural wonders, recommended ages 5 and older, 1 p.m. Saturday, Seward Park Audubon Center, 5902 Lake Washington Boulevard S., Seattle; free, preregister (206-652-2444 or

Victorian Day in the Park

SUN Celebration of the Conservatory's 100th year with horse and carriage rides, food vendors, kids' activities, tree walks, costume contest, 1-6 p.m.; music, Champagne toast, Centennial cake, 5 p.m.; Croquet Tournament fundraiser with lunch, period costumes encouraged, 1-4:30 p.m. 1 p.m. Sunday, Volunteer Park, 1247 15th Ave. E., Seattle; events free, croquet tournament $60, preregister (206-322-4112 or

Arboretum Walk

SUN Tour explores the Hydrangea collection and Pacific Connections Garden, 1 p.m. Sunday, Graham Visitors Center, 2300 Arboretum Drive E., Washington Park Arboretum, Seattle; free (206-543-8800).

Celebrate Des Moines

WED Toucans Steel Drums, kids talent show, Caribbean theme foods vendors, mini farmers market, 5 p.m. Wednesday, Des Moines Beach Park, 22030 Cliff Avenue S., Des Moines; free (206-870-6584 or

Jetty Island Days

ONGOING Ferry to small island with nature trails and sandy beach, 10 a.m.-5:50 p.m. Mondays-Thursdays, 10 a.m.-8:50 p.m. Fridays-Saturdays, 11 a.m.-6:50 p.m. Sundays through Sept. 5, 10th Street Boat Launch and Marine Park, Everett; $2/adult, $1/child donation suggested (425-257-8700 or

Mount Rainier visitor shuttle

ONGOING Shuttle between Longmire and Paradise with stops at Cougar Rock Campground and Narada Falls on the uphill run, stopping at Comet Falls trailhead and Cougar Rock on downhill run, Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays; at Longmire, board shuttle at the historic Longmire Gas Station; on Saturdays and Sundays only, shuttle from Whittaker Mountaineering, Ashford, connecting with the Paradise Shuttle in Longmire; Mount Rainier National Park; shuttle free, park entrance $15/vehicle or $5/person (


Concerts at the Mural

FRI Outdoor concert with local bands, 5:30 p.m. Friday, Mural Amphitheater, Seattle Center; free (206-684-7200 or

Summer Concerts

at The Mount

FRI The Haggis Brothers, bring a blanket or chair, 6 p.m., food and beverages available starting 5 p.m. Friday, Providence Mount St. Vincent, 4831 35th Ave. S.W., Seattle, free (206-938-6191 or

Family Entertainment Series, Tukwila

FRI Outdoor concert, The Not-Its!, noon Friday, Tukwila Community Center, 12424 42nd Ave. S., Tukwila; free (

Fountain of Light

FRI-SAT Short films projected onto fountain water, 9:30 p.m. Friday; music and video projection on the fountain, beer garden, 7-11 p.m. Saturday, International Fountain, Seattle Center, Seattle; free (206-684-7200 or

Summer Concerts at the Locks

SAT-SUN Dukes and Diva a cappella, 2 p.m. Saturday, Mach OneJazz Orchestra, 2 p.m. Sunday, Hiram M. Chittenden Locks, 3015 N.W. 54th St., Seattle; free (206-783-7059).

Jazz brunch cruise

SUN Brunch, music by Pearl Django, 10:30 a.m. Sunday, Argosy Cruises, Pier 55 and 56, Seattle; $62 (800-677-5758 or

Summer Concerts in the Park, Edmonds

SUN Tingstad & Rumbel; (rain cancels) 3 p.m. Sunday, Edmonds City Park, Edmonds Way and Pine Street, Edmonds; free (425-771-0228 or

Kid's A Night in the Life Concert

AUG. 16 Recess Monkey all ages concert, 10:30 a.m. Aug. 16, Kelsey Creek Park, 410 130th Place S.E., Bellevue; free (425-452-7688).

Chinatown-ID Jamfest

AUG. 16 Live music at different venues along South King Street, art walk, specials at local restaurants, 6:30-9:30 p.m. Aug. 16, Wing Luke Museum of the Asian Pacific American Experience, 719 S. King St., Seattle; $5-$8, ages 11 and younger free (206- 623-5124 or


Breathe Deep Seattle

SAT 5K timed run, fun run, and walk to raise funds for lung cancer research and support, 9:30 a.m. Saturday, Lincoln Park, 8011 Fauntleroy Way S.W., Seattle; $10-$30 (206-913-8353 or

Summer Fitness Day

SAT 5k, 10k, 15k, kids dash, 2 person team (5k each), Half Marathon, 9:30 a.m. Saturday, Magnuson Park, 7400 Sand Point Way N.E., Seattle; $12-$22 (

Miracle Trail Run

SAT 5k trails, 1 mile road, kids dashes, proceeds benefit Children's Miracle Network and Seattle Children's Hospital, 9 a.m. Saturday, South Kitsap Regional Park, 2841 S.E. Lund Ave., Port Orchard; $5-$12 (360-509-5352 or

Race the Reserve Whidbey Island 2012 Half Marathon, 10K & 5K Run/Walk

SAT Scenic routes on Ebey's Landing National Historical Reserve, benefits CHS Class of 2013, 8:30 a.m. Saturday, Coupeville Elementary School, 6 S. Main St., Coupeville; $20-$60 (


Ransacked Attic Sale

FRI-SAT Housewares, toys, books, clothes, crafts, collectibles, soup and sandwiches, 8 a.m.-6 p.m. Friday, 8 a.m.-noon Saturday, Northshore Senior Center, 10201 E. Riverside Drive, Bothell (425-286-1072 or

Estate Sale

FRI-SUN Antiques, collectibles, contemporary items, furniture, glass, china, quilts & fabric, art; benefits La Conner Quilt & Textile Museum and Skagit County Historical Museum; Preview Sale, 5:30-8 p.m. Friday, $20/person includes refreshments; sale opens 10 a.m. Saturday-Sunday, free admission, La Conner Civic Garden Club, 622 S. Second St., La Conner (360-466-4288 or

Georgetown Art Attack

SAT Art display and sale, food and drink specials at studios and restaurants, 6-9 p.m. Saturday, Georgetown historic business district, 5000 block of Airport Way South, Seattle (

Meeker Mansion Yard and Antique Sale

SAT Yard sale, professional appraiser provides verbal appraisals for a nominal fee to benefit Meeker Mansion restoration, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Meeker Mansion, 312 Spring St., Puyallup (253-848-1770 or

Mercer Island Farmers Market

SUN Local fresh produce and prepared foods, cooking demo, kids' craft activity and music to celebrate the Market's 5th anniversary, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Sunday, Mercerdale Park, 77th Avenue Southeast and Southeast 32nd Street, Mercer Island; free (206-232-8148 or

Auctions at Pacific Galleries

SUN-TUE Art and antique auction, 1 p.m. Sunday; Asian art and antiques, 5:30 p.m. Monday; Native American Collection, 5:30 p.m. Tuesday; auction preview noon-5 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, Pacific Galleries, 241 S. Lander St., Seattle (206-441-9990 or

Special Interest

Tai Chi on Alki

SAT Outdoor tai chi class, flowing movements with deep breathing, 9 a.m. Saturdays, Alki Beach Statue of Liberty Plaza, 1702 Alki Ave S.W., Seattle; free (206-229-4774 or

Community Boot Camp

SAT University Family YMCA high-intensity, drop-in classes open to all, Boot Camp Level 1, 9:30-10:30 a.m., Boot Camp, Level 2, 10:30-11:30 a.m. Saturdays through Aug. 25 in the field outside Green Lake Community Center, 7201 E. Green Lake Drive N., Seattle; free (206-524-1400 or

Yoga in the Park

SAT University Family YMCA hosts drop-in outdoor yoga open to all, bring a yoga mat or towel and water, 10:30 a.m. Saturdays, Cowen Park, 5849 15th Ave. N.E., Seattle; free (206-524-1400 or

Wacky Wheelays

SUN All inclusive community field day with games and relays, bring a wheeled contraption including wheelchairs, wagons, bikes, pedal toys, trikes, scooters or anything creative, try adapted bikes from "Outdoor For All," visit with "Tow Mater," 12:45 p.m. Sunday, Bothell High School, 18125 92nd Ave. N.E., Bothell; free (425-821-5252 or

Eastside Science Cafe: "Science of Learning, Child Development, and TV"

MON UW's Sarah Roseberry discusses screen media and its effects on early childhood development, 7 p.m. Monday, Wilde Rover Irish Pub, 111 Central Way, Kirkland; free (

Tacoma Science Cafe: "Archaeological Exploration in Egypt's Valley of the Kings"

TUE PLU's Donald P. Ryan shares his experiences as an archaeologist working in Egypt, 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, The Swiss Pub, 1904 Jefferson Ave., Tacoma; free (


The Evergreen Classic Horse Show

FRI-SUN Horse jumping competition, proceeds benefit Little Bits Therapeutic Riding Center for disabled and special needs children and adults; Friday-Sunday, Remlinger Equestrian Park, 31000 N.E. 60th St., Carnation; free for spectators (425-770-2969 or

Junior Softball World Series

SUN-AUG. 18 Ten 14-year-old girls softball teams from around the world compete, schedule varies Sunday through Aug. 18, championship game 2 p.m. Aug. 18, Everest Park, 500 Eighth St. S., Kirkland; free (


Seattle Architecture Foundation

FRI-SAT Walking tours from Seattle Architecture Foundation, 1333 Fifth Ave., Rainier Square Atrium, Seattle, unless noted otherwise; $15-$25 (800-838-3006 or

• Architecture's Greatest Hits, 10 a.m. Friday.

• Design Details, 10 a.m. Saturday

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

• Architecture 101: Windows on Seattle's Style, 10 a.m. Aug. 16.

• Design Details, 10 a.m. Aug. 17.

Train Rides through Snoqualmie Valley

SAT-SUN Vintage train ride including the top of Snoqualmie Falls, noon, 1:30 and 3 p.m. Saturdays-Sundays through Oct., plus special weekday rides every 90 minutes starting at 11 a.m. Aug. 3; guided tours of Train Shed exhibits available with the first two train rides most Saturdays and Sundays, Northwest Railway Museum, 38625 S.E. King St., Snoqualmie; $10-$15 (425-888-3030 or

MOHAI Neighborhood History Tours

SAT, WED Walking tour of Montlake neighborhood, 1-3 p.m. Saturday, meet at Museum of History & Industry, 2700 24th Ave. E., Seattle; Seattle's Civil Rights Movement walking tour of the Central District, 6-8 p.m. Wednesday, from Langston Hughes Performing Arts Center, 104 17th Ave. S., Seattle; $20/advance, $30/day of tour if space available (206-324-1126 or">

Century 21 Walking Tours

PLAN AHEAD MOHAI hosts 90-minute walking tours of Seattle Center campus to explore the architectural and historical legacies of the 1962 World's Fair, 11 a.m. Aug. 18, Seattle Center, Seattle; $5, advance reservations encouraged (

Skagit Boat Tours

THRU SEPT. 3 Lunch, nature walk, boat ride on Diablo Lake to learn about the North Cascades and the dam that provides hydroelectric power to Seattle, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Thursdays-Mondays, through Sept. 3, Newhalem, Skagit County; $15-$30, by reservation (360-854-2589 or

Travel events

Packing Like a Savvy Traveler

SAT Expert packing tips, 10 a.m. Saturday, Savvy Traveler, 112 Fifth Ave. S., Edmonds; $5 (425-744-6076 or

Europe Through the Back Door

SAT Packing Light and Right, 10 a.m. Saturday, Edmonds Theater, 415 Main St., Edmonds; free, reservations required (425-771-8303, ext. 298 or

Traveling Smart in the Middle East in the Post-Arab Spring Era

AUG. 16 Information, travel tips for planning a trip to the Middle East or curious about the current state of affairs of the region, 7 p.m. Aug. 16, Kirkland Library, 308 Kirkland Ave., Kirkland; free (


APPLE Core Healthy Living Workshop

SAT Bastyr University Department of Nutrition and Exercise Science Active Pediatric and Parental Lifestyle Education (APPLE) Core healthy lifestyle workshop for children ages 8-12 and their parents, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, Bastyr University, 14500 Juanita Drive N.E., Kenmore; $15, preregister (425-602-3260 or


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