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Lake Union Wooden Boat Festival: Vessels, boat tours, free boat rides, toy boat building, skill demonstrations, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Friday-Sunday, July 4-6, Center for Wooden Boats, 1010 Valley St., Seattle; free (; sail on the historic schooner Adventuress, 5 p.m. Saturday, July 5, Center for Wooden Boats; $35-$65 (360-379-0438 or

Jetty Island, Saturday-Sept. 1: Opening for the season Saturday, July 5, ferry to two-mile long man-made island with sandy beaches, shallow water and nature trails, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Mondays-Thursdays, 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Fridays-Saturdays, 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Sundays, space limited, reservations available, Jetty Landing & Boat Launch, 10th Street and West Marine View Drive, Everett; suggested ferry donation $2/adult, $1/child; parking $3/day (425-257-8304 or

Wallingford Family Parade and Festival: Parade, 11 a.m. Saturday, July 5, North 45th Street from Interlake Avenue North to Bagley Avenue North, Seattle; marketplace, food vendors, kids games and bouncy houses, entertainment, beer/wine/small bites garden, noon-5 p.m., Meridian Playground Park, 50th Avenue North and North Meridian Street, Seattle (

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Star Parties: Seattle Astronomical Society hosts telescopes for viewing the sky and information for all ages, weather permitting, 9 p.m. Saturday, July 5, Green Lake Park south of the Bathhouse Theater, 7201 E. Green Lake Drive N., Seattle; and Paramount Park, Eighth Avenue Northeast and Northeast 155th Street, Shoreline; free (

Museum of Glass 12th Birthday: Cupcakes, chalk art, free admission for ages 12 and younger with paying adult, $2 off for visitors wearing Seahawks 12th Man apparel, noon-5 p.m. Sunday, July 6, Museum of Glass, 1801 E. Dock St., Tacoma; $10-$12 (253-284-4732 or


“Tammy”: Melissa McCarthy co-wrote and stars in this road-trip comedy (with Susan Sarandon), directed by McCarthy’s husband, Ben Falcone. It opened Wednesday, July 2, at several theaters.

“Begin Again”: Keira Knightley and Mark Ruffalo star in this musical romance from filmmaker John Carney (“Once”). It opened Wednesday, July 2, at several theaters.

“Earth to Echo”: A family adventure about an extra-terrestrial who looks like a wide-eyed robot owl. It opened Wednesday, July 2, at several theaters.

“Deliver Us From Evil”: A crime/horror film set in New York City and starring Eric Bana and Olivia Munn. It opened Wednesday, July 2, at several theaters.

“Life Itself”: A tribute to and look at movie critic Roger Ebert. It opens Friday, July 4, at the Harvard Exit.

“Yves Saint Laurent”: A biopic about the French fashion designer. It opens Friday, July 4, at the SIFF Cinemas at the Uptown.

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