A detailed, categorized calendar of events all over Seattle and Western Washington, July 20-26, 2012

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Animal events

Chihuahua Festival

SAT Chihuahua Rescue and Referral fundraiser for rescued dogs with contests, auction, vendors, adoptable dogs, 10 a.m. Saturday, Mount Vernon Christian School, 820 Blackburn Road, Mount Vernon; $5 (www.chihuahuarescueandreferrals.com/).

Wild West Dog Fest

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Adoption Event

SUN Meet a variety of dogs and puppies, all spayed/neutered, noon-3 p.m. Sunday, K9 Korral, 9612 115th Ave. N.E., Lake Stevens; adoption fees $150-$250 (www.animalalliancewa.org).

Auto events

Des Moines Classic Car and Wooden Boat Show

SAT 200 classic cars, 30 wooden boats, vendors, entertainment, 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, Des Moines Marina, 22307 Dock St., Des Moines; free (desmoinesmarina.com/“>desmoinesmarina.com/).

Cascade Cougar Prowl

SUN Cascade Cougar Club show, Cougars, Mercurys, Edsels, Lincolns, Mustangs, 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Sunday, XXX Root Beer Drive-In, 98 N.E. Gilman Blvd., Issaquah; free for spectators (425-392-1266 or www.triplexrootbeer.com).

Pacific Northwest Nationals

PLAN AHEAD Display of more than 2,500 hot rods, custom, classic and muscle cars through 1972, commercial exhibits, automotive swap meet, model car show, music, kids’ activities, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. July 27, 8 a.m.-8 p.m. July 28, 8 a.m.-3 p.m. July 29, Puyallup Fair and Expo Center, Pacific Raceway, Kent, $6-$20 (925-838-9876 or www.good-guys.com).


Rainbow Bingo Summer Safari

FRI Bingo, Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence, beverages available, benefits senior center, 6 p.m. Friday, Southeast Seattle Senior Center, 4655 S. Holly St., Seattle; $20 (206-722-0317 or www.sessc.org).

Light Up The Sky

SAT AFA (Artists for Artists) community paper lantern launch to benefit youth art programs, 8 p.m. Saturday, Alki Beach Park, 1702 Alki Ave. S.W., Seattle; minimum donation $10 (206-384-5239 or www.brownpapertickets.com).

Seattle Lymphomathon

5K Walk

SUN Noncompetitive 5K walk to raise funds for lymphoma research and programs, 8 a.m. Sunday, Magnuson Park, 7400 Sand Point Way N.E., Seattle; $25, fundraising requested (www.lymphomathon.org).

SummeRun & Walk for Ovarian Cancer

SUN Run or walk the 5K, all funds support Marsha Rivkin Center for Ovarian Cancer Research, 8:15 a.m. Sunday from Madison Street and Minor Avenue, Seattle; $35 (206-215-6700 or www.summerun.org).

Mojitos Against Mosquitoes

JULY 26 Happy hour food and drink prices, auction benefits Uganda Village Project (UVP), 6 p.m. July 26, The BalMar, 5449 Ballard Ave. N.W., Seattle; $15-$65 (907-978-3166 or www.mojitosagainstmosquitoes.org).


Marymoor Grand Prix

FRI-SUN Bicycle racing, beer garden, 7 p.m. Friday, racing 10 a.m. and 7 p.m. Saturday, Marymoor Velodrome, 6046 West Lake Sammamish Parkway N.E., Redmond; $5/spectators, ages 16 and younger free, $10-$20/per event to participate (velodrome.org/marygrandprix).

East Shore Singles Cedar River Trail Bike Ride

SUN Singles over 45, 22 mile leisurely ride with lunch stop, 10 a.m. Sunday, Renton Community Center, 1715 Maple Valley Highway, Renton; free, register by Saturday (www.meetup.com/Eastshore-Singles/).

Seattle Century

PLAN AHEAD Scenic tour of Seattle ride with 50 and 80 mile route options, dinner and beer, proceeds benefit BikeWorks, 6 a.m. July 28, Magnuson Park, Seattle; $71.50 (SeattleCentury.com).


Skandia dance

FRI Dance lesson, 7:30 p.m., dancing, 8:30 p.m. Friday, Cedar Valley Grange, 20526 52nd Ave. W., Lynnwood; $10 (206-784-7470 or www.skandia-folkdance.org).

Emerald City Contra Dance

FRI Beginners’ workshop, 7 p.m., dancing with live music and caller, no partner necessary, don’t wear scented products, 7:30 p.m. Friday, Phinney Neighborhood Center, 6532 Phinney Ave. N., Seattle; $5-$8 (206-440-9839 or seattledance.org/contra/emerald.city.html).

Sno-King Folk Dance Club

SAT Request dancing, 7 p.m., lesson, international folk dancing, 8 p.m. Saturday, Cedar Valley Grange, 20526 52nd Ave. W., Lynnwood; $5-$7 (425-385-2088 or sno-king.org).

Dancing ‘Til Dusk

TUE-JULY 26 Dance lesson first hour, dancing to Solomon Douglas Quintet swing, 6-9:30 p.m. Tuesday, Westlake Park, 401 Pine St., Seattle; Glenn Crytzer and His Syncopators, 6-8:30 p.m. July 26, Freeway Park, 600 Seneca St., Seattle; rain cancels; free (www.danceforjoy.biz).


Algona Days

FRI-SAT Arts/craft and food vendors, Outdoor Movie in the Park, entertainment, car show, 5-9 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday, Matchett Park, 402 Warde St., Algona (253-833-2897 or www.cityofalgona.com).

Enumclaw Street Fair

FRI-SAT Arts and crafts, entertainment, carnival, 5K run, Enumclaw Idol contest, 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Friday-Saturday, Enumclaw (www.enumclawstreetfair.com).

Northwest Raspberry Festival

FRI-SAT Raspberry harvest celebration with food vendors, games, classic car show, 5K fun run/walk, 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Friday, 8 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday, Lynden (business.lynden.org).

Bite of Seattle

FRI-SUN Food from 38 restaurants, Washington wine tasting, entertainment stages including a comedy club and a kids’ area, live cooking demonstrations, beer gardens, arts and crafts vendors, 11 a.m.-9 p.m. July Friday-Saturday, 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Sunday, Seattle Center, Seattle (www.comcastbiteofseattle.com); includes:

• Bite Movie Night tribute to Seattle Center Next Fifty Celebration with performances by Elvis impersonator and Beatles tribute band, 6 p.m., showing of “It Happened at the World’s Fair” Elvis movie filmed at the 1962 Seattle World’s Fair, beer garden, 8:30 p.m. Friday, Mural Amphitheater

• The Alley hosted by Tom Douglas, top restaurants bites to benefit Food Lifeline, 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Friday-Saturday, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Sunday, $10.

White Center Jubilee Days

FRI-SUN Carnival, street fair with entertainment, vendors, kids’ activities, 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Saturday, noon-5 p.m. Sunday; car show, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Ed Cox Memorial Park, 1321 S.W. 102nd St., Seattle; parade, 11:30 a.m. Sunday, on 16th Avenue Southwest from Southwest 116th Street to Southwest 98th Street, Seattle (www.jubileedays.org).

Kirkland Uncorked

FRI-SUN Promenade art and food vendors, boat showcase, entertainment, 2-8 p.m. Friday, 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Saturday, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Sunday; CityDog Magazine Cover Dog Model Contest, noon Sunday, downtown Kirkland, free admission; Tasting Garden with Washington wine tasting, Pyramid Breweries beer by the glass, shopping, grilling demonstrations, grill off, live music, wine shop, 5-10 p.m. Friday, 1-10 p.m. Saturday, 1-6 p.m. Sunday, Marina Park, 25 Lakeshore Plaza, Kirkland; $15-$30 (www.kirklanduncorked.com).

Covington Days Festival

FRI-SUN Carnival, arts, crafts, food vendors, kids’ activities, entertainment, art show, 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Friday, 9 a.m.-9 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday; Cedar Heights Middle School, 19640 S.E. 272 St., Covington; grand parade, 10 a.m. Saturday, from 26915 186th Ave. S.E., on 272nd Street/Kent Kangley Road ending at Cedar Heights Middle School, Covington (covingtonfestival.com).

Sequim Lavender Festival

FRI-SUN Street fair with lavender and craft vendors, food court, entertainment, 9 a.m.-7 p.m. Friday-Saturday, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Sunday; self-guided lavender farm tours, 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Friday, Saturday, Sunday, Sequim (lavenderfestival.com).

Sequim Lavender Farm Faire

FRI-SUN Bus tour to eight lavenders farms, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Friday-Sunday, $10-$15, ages 12 and younger free; Lavender in the Park arts, crafts and food vendors, 9 a.m.- 7 p.m. Friday-Saturday, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Sunday, Carrie Blake Park, 202 N. Blake Ave., Sequim (360-452-6300 or www.sequimlavenderfarms.org).

West Seattle Grand Parade

SAT Kiddies Parade, 10:30 a.m., California Avenue Southwest from Southwest Genesee Street to Southwest Edmund Street; Grand Parade with Hi-Yu royalty, pirates, clowns, marching bands, drill teams, floats, 11 a.m. Saturday, on California Avenue from Southwest Lander Street to Southwest Edmund Street, Seattle (thewestseattleparade.com/).

Olde Burien Block Party

SAT Live music, sausage-eating contest, fashion show, outdoor dining, beer gardens, store specials, noon-10 p.m. Saturday, Southwest 152nd Street between Ambaum Boulevard Southwest and Southwest 10th Street, Burien (www.shopoldeburien.com).

Des Moines Waterland Parade

SAT Parade, 5:45 p.m. Saturday, Marine View Drive between 227th Street and 219th Street, Des Moines (desmoinesmarina.com).

Wizard Fest

SAT Wizards, wand-making, music, pony rides, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Country Village, 23732 Bothell-Everett Highway, Bothell (www.countryvillagebothell.com).

Friday Harbor Airport Fly-In and Open House

SAT Antique airplanes, military warbirds, home-builts, vendors, kids’ activities, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Saturday, Friday Harbor Airport, 255 Tarte Road, Friday Harbor; free (360-378-4664 or www.fridayharborflyin.blogspot.com).

Bon Odori

SAT-SUN Japanese Buddhist cultural celebration honoring deceased family members and friends, with folk dances, cultural and martial arts exhibits, taiko drumming, traditional Japanese foods, vendors, 4-10 p.m. Saturday, 3-8 p.m. Sunday, Seattle Buddhist Temple, 1427 S. Main St., Seattle (seattlebetsuin.org/index.php/bon-odori-festival or seafair.com/“>seafair.com/”>www.seafair.com).

Mediterranean Fantasy Festival

SAT-SUN Vendors open 10 a.m., dancing 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Saturday, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday, Hiawatha Community Center, 2700 California Ave. S.W., Seattle (www.babylonianensemble.com/main.asp).

Strawberry Festival

SAT-SUN Arts, crafts and food vendors, entertainment, carnival, 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Sunday; grand parade, 11 a.m. Saturday; classic car parade, noon Sunday, Vashon Island (206-463-6217 or vashonchamber.com/strawfest/).

Allyn Days and Geoduck Festival

SAT-SUN Salmon barbecue, entertainment, kids activities, vendors, 11 a.m.-6 p.m., beer garden until 8 p.m. Saturday; Geoduck Festival, with including oyster roast, sealife touch tank, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Sunday; Allyn Waterfront Park, 18560 Highway 3, Allyn (360-271-9824 or www.allynaca.com).

Duvall SandBlast Festival

SAT-SUN Sand sculpting, arts and craft vendors, entertainment, food vendors, noon-6 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, McCormick Park, 26200 N.E. Stephens St., Duvall (www.duvallarts.org).

Strawberry Days

SAT-SUN Kids’ rides and games, farm animals, berry picking, farm market, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, Biringer Farm, 21412 59th Ave. N.E., Arlington (425-259-0255 or www.biringerfarm.com).

Gig Harbor Summer Art Festival

SAT-SUN Art sale, food vendors, entertainment, children’s activities, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, Judson Street, Gig Harbor (www.peninsulaartleague.com/artFest.html).

Loganberry Festival

SAT-SUN Pie-eating contests, Farm Quest game, food and arts vendors, entertainment, tours, hayrides, wine and beer tastings, children’s area, blacksmith demonstrations, dancing, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, Greenbank Farm, 765 E. Wonn Road, Greenbank, Whidbey Island; free, donations accepted for parking (greenbankfarm.biz).

Civil War Battle of Chehalis

SAT-SUN NW Civil War Association (Wash.) and the NW Civil War Council (Ore.) re-enactment to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Antietam, gates open 9 a.m., battles 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. Saturday, 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Sunday, Veterans Memorial Museum, 100 S.W. Veterans Way, Chehalis; $7-$10 (360-740-8875 or www.veteransmuseum.org).

A Splash of Summer Color

Street Fair & Lavender Festival

SAT-SUN Street fair, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, Friday Harbor; Lavender festival, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, 33 Hawthorne Lane, San Juan Island (360-378-5240 or bit.ly/M1WyNF).

Birch Bay Discovery Days

SAT-SUN Arts, crafts, food vendors, 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday, parade 11 a.m. Saturday, SeaLinks Golf Course, 7878 Birch Bay Drive, Blaine (www.birchbaychamber.com/events.html).

Chinatown Seafair Parade

SUN Drill teams, lion dancers, bands, floats, 100-foot dragon, 7 p.m. Sunday, on South King Street from Eighth Avenue South to Sixth Avenue South, on South Weller Street to Eighth Avenue South, Seattle (seafair.com/).

Greenwood Seafair Parade

WED Bands, drill teams, floats, pirates, 6 p.m. Wednesday, on Greenwood Avenue North from North 95th Street to North 85th Street, Seattle (seafair.com).

Seafair Torchlight Parade

PLAN AHEAD Giant helium balloons, drill teams, equestrian units, clowns, pirates, bands, 7:30 p.m. July 28, Fourth Avenue, Seattle; reserved bleacher seating available, $20-$50 (www.seafair.com).

The Next 50, Seattle Center

ONGOING Seattle Center celebrates 50th anniversary of the Seattle World’s Fair (206-684-7200 or www.seattlecenter.com);

• 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

Pancake breakfast, Bothell

SAT Pancakes and eggs, bacon or sausage, 8-11 a.m. Saturday, Northshore Senior Center, 10201 E. Riverside Drive, Bothell; $4-$5 (425-487-2441 or www.northshoreseniorcenter.org).

21 Acres: A Day in the Life of a Raw Food Vegan

SAT Information and recipes for raw vegan meals, 11 a.m. Saturday, 21 Acres Farm, 13701 N.E. 171st St., Woodinville; $59-$69 (425-481-1500 or 21acres.org).

Summer Beer Taste

SAT Outdoor beer tasting, music, pub snacks, 4-7 p.m. Saturday, Phinney Neighborhood Center, 6532 Phinney Ave. N., Seattle; $10-$30 (206-783-2244 or www.phinneycenter.org).

Bremerton Summer BrewFest

SAT Music, 60 beers from 25 Washington craft breweries, noon-9 p.m. Saturday, downtown Bremerton; $15-$20, $5/designated driver (washingtonbeer.com).

Celebrate Skagit

Dinner on the Farm

SAT Seasonal foods, proceeds support Skagitonians to Preserve Farmland, 5:30 p.m. Saturday, Hedlin Family Farm, Mount Vernon; $100, reservations required (360-336-3974 or www.skagitonians.org/upcoming-events.cfm).

Chilled soups

SAT Learn to make summer soups, 11 a.m. Saturday, Christianson’s Nursery, 15806 Best Road, Mount Vernon; $10, reservations required (360-466-3821 or www.christiansonsnursery.com).

Danish Pancakes

SAT Aebleskiver pancakes, sausage, beverage; bake sale, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, Danish Hall, 1708 Porter St., Enumclaw; $6 (425-432-1510).

Salmon-Chanted Evenings

PLAN AHEAD Salmon dinner by chef Tom Douglas; all proceeds benefit Seattle Parks Department, 5 p.m. July 28, Victor Steinbrueck Park, Seattle; $15 by reservation (206-448-2001 or tomdouglas.com/).


Creating a Water Fountain

SAT How to transform outdoor containers into water features, 11 a.m. Saturday, Molbak’s, 13625 N.E. 175th St., Woodinville; free (425-483-5000 or www.molbaks.com/events.html).

Plant Sale

SAT Sale including hardy perennials, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, Soos Creek Botanical Garden, 29308 132nd Ave. S.E., Auburn (253-639-0949 or www.SoosCreelBotanicalGarden.com).

Tour of the Kruckeberg Botanic Garden

SAT In-depth tour, 11 a.m. Saturday, Kruckeberg Botanic Garden, 20312 15th Ave. N.W., Shoreline; $10, reservations required (206-546-1281 or kruckeberg.org).

Federal Way Symphony Garden Tour

SAT Gardens, art, talks, supports the Federal Way Symphony, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, start tour at Browns Point Lighthouse Park, 201 Tulalip St. N.E., Tacoma; $20 (253-529-9857 or www.federalwaysymphony.org).

Fall and Winter Vegetables in Containers

WED Plant now for fall and winter harvest, 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, Cascade Playground Park, 333 Pontius Ave. N., Seattle; free (206-633-0451 or seattletilth.org/).


Sierra Club Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest Hike: Middle Fork Teanaway River

SAT Middle Fork Teanaway Trail 7-mile hike climbs gradually along the river, 10 a.m. Saturday, register for location information; free (www.facebook.com/events/237550016351197/).

Choose Your Campus Adventure

SUN Explore the UW campus for checkpoints on a map, race or easy stroll, no orienteering experience necessary, register 10-11 a.m., start 11:15 a.m. Sunday, meet north of Fluke Hall, University of Washington, Seattle; $8-$11 (www.cascadeoc.org).


Scrapbook Expo

FRI-SAT Vendors, seminars, 10 a.m. Friday-Saturday, Puyallup Fair and Events Center, 110 Ninth Ave. S.W., Puyallup; $9 (253-841-5045 or www.scrapbookexpo.com).

Summer Marble Spectacular

SAT Marbles for show, sale or trade, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, Best Western River’s Edge, 15901 W. Valley Highway, Tukwila; $3, free for children (www.iamc.us).

Movie bargains

“Rock of Ages” and “Darling Companion”

They’re new at the Crest Cinema. Also there: “Seeking a Friend for the End of the World,” “Dark Shadows” and “The Pirates! Band of Misfits” ($3).

“Rock of Ages,” “People Like Us” and “Damsels in Distress”

They’re new at the Admiral Theater in West Seattle ($5.75).

“The Well-Digger’s Daughter”

It’s new at the Varsity Theatre. Also there: “A Cat in Paris” and “Magic Mike.” All seats on Tuesday are $7.

“The Crow”

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


It continues at the Big Picture Seattle. The 3:45 p.m. shows on Saturday are $8.

“Highlander” and “The Goonies”

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

“Friends with Kids”

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

“Rock of Ages” and “Damsels in Distress”

They’re new at the East Valley 13 in Renton. Also there: “Battleship,” “What to Expect When You’re Expecting,” “The Dictator,” “Dark Shadows,” “The Pirates! Band of Misfits,” “Think Like a Man,” “Cabin in the Woods,” “Mirror Mirror,” “21 Jump Street” and “The Lorax” ($3.50).

“Rock of Ages”

It’s new at the Gateway in Federal Way. Also there: “Safe,” “The Dictator,” “What to Expect When You’re Expecting,” “Battleship,” “Dark Shadows,” “The Pirates! Band of Misfits 3D,” “Think Like a Man” and “The Lorax 3D” ($2, all seats on Tuesdays $1).

“The Chess Players”

It’s the opening film for the “Bollywood Outdoor Film Series.” Arrive at 8:45 p.m. to watch sunset and dance to Bollywood music, movie at 9:30 p.m. Friday, Volunteer Park Amphitheater (inside the Seattle Asian Art Museum auditorium if it rains), 1247 15th Ave. E., Seattle (free).

“How to Train Your Dragon”

It’s the opening film for 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).


It’s the opening film for the “Tukwila Summer Outdoor Cinema” series. Lawn opens at 8 p.m., movie at dusk Friday, Tukwila Community Center, 12424 42nd Ave. S., Tukwila (free, but donations for Tukwila Food Pantry accepted).


It’s the opening film for the “Everett Cinemas Under the Stars” series. Preshow entertainment at 7:30 p.m., movie at dusk Friday, Thornton A. Sullivan Park, 11405 Silver Lake Road, Everett (free).

“West Side Story” and “Lady and the Tramp”

They are the films this week in the “CinemaGig Outdoors” series. “West Side Story” plays Friday at Donkey Creek Park, 8714 N. Harborview Drive, Gig Harbor, “Lady and the Tramp” plays Saturday at Skansie Brothers Park, 3207 Harborview Drive, Gig Harbor (free).

“O Brother, Where Art Thou?”

It’s 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).

“Pretty in Pink”

It the opening 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).


It’s this week’s film in the “Redmond Summer Movie Series.” Show at dusk Saturday, Farrel McWhirter Farm Park, 19545 N.E. Redmond Road, Redmond (free).


The film is part of 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).

“Crazy, Stupid, Love”

The film is part of 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).

“The Help”

The film is part of 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 film is part of 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).


The film is part of 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

19th Century Family Fun Night at Fort Nisqually

FRI Games, music, dancing of the 1800s, 6-9 p.m. Friday, Fort Nisqually Living History Museum, 5400 N. Pearl St, #11, Tacoma; $4-$6 (253-591-5339 or www.fortnisqually.org).

Eats & Beats: Steve Weeks

SAT Performance for families, pizza and lemonade available, 5:30 p.m. Saturday, KidsQuest Children’s Museum, 4089 Factoria Blvd. S.E., Bellevue; $8-$12, preregistration recommended (425-637-8100 or www.kidsquestmuseum.org/).

Issaquah Salmon Hatchery 75th Anniversary

SAT Issaquah History Museums program, 11 a.m. Saturday, Issaquah Salmon Hatchery, 125 W. Sunset Way, Issaquah; free (425-392-3500).

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 www.wrvmuseum.org).

Medieval Village Living History Days

SAT-SUN 14th-century English village with blacksmithing, cooking, archery, pottery, shoemaking, noon-5 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays; Camlann Medieval Village, 10320 Kelly Road N.E., Carnation; $5 (425-788-8624 or camlann.org).

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 www.pacificsciencecenter.org).

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 (www.chihulygardenandglass.com).

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 www.empmuseum.org).

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 www.lemaymuseum.org).

Paddle sports

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, 9 a.m. Saturdays, 3 p.m. Sundays, next to Kenmore Air, 950 Westlake Ave. N., Seattle; free, no reservations needed (206-523-4518 or www.seattleflyingdragons.org).

Park events

Olympic Sculpture Park activities

SAT Explore sea life at low tide with Seattle Aquarium naturalists, noon-2:30 p.m. Saturday; 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; art activities, entertainment, 5:30-8 p.m. July 26, Olympic Sculpture Park, Broad Street and Elliott Avenue, Seattle; free (206-654-3100 or www.seattleartmuseum.org/getout).

Family Low-Tide Beach Walk, Carkeek Park

SAT Explore plants and sea creatures at low tide, 11:30 a.m. Saturday, Carkeek Park, 950 N.W. Carkeek Park Road, Seattle; free (206-684-4236 or www.seattle.gov/parks).

Family Low-Tide Beach Walk, Discovery Park

SAT See sea plants and animals at low tide, wear shoes that can get wet, 11:30 a.m. Saturday, Discovery Park, 3801 W. Government Way, Seattle; free (206-386-4236 or www.seattle.gov/parks).

Me Kwa Mooks Family Beach Safari

SAT See intertidal plants and animals at low tide, wear shoes that can get wet, 11:30 a.m. Saturday, Me-Kwa-Mooks Park, 4503 Beach Drive S.W., Seattle; free (206-684-7435 or www.seattle.gov/parks).

Sounds of the Night Campfire

SAT Search the forest for nighttime sounds, campfire, 8 p.m. Saturday, Camp Long, 5200 35th Ave. S.W., Seattle; $8 (206-684-7435 or www.seattle.gov/parks).

Seattle Aquarium Beach Naturalists

SAT-SUN Explore sea life at low tide, drop in anytime noon-2:30 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, Carkeek Park, Golden Gardens, South Alki, Lincoln Park, Seattle; Seahurst, Burien; Des Moines beach and Richmond Beach, Shoreline (www.seattleaquarium.org).

Arboretum Walk

SUN Guided walk with Conifers, an evergreen trees’ theme, 1 p.m. Sunday, Graham Visitors Center, 2300 Arboretum Drive E., Washington Park Arboretum, Seattle; free (206-543-8800 or uwbotanicgarden.org).

Ranger Program: “Coyotes & Wolves”

SUN Learn about coyote and wolf identification, ecology, how to prevent conflicts if you encounter a coyote or a wolf., 2 p.m. Sunday, Mercer Slough Environmental Education Center, 1625 118th Ave. S.E., Bellevue; free (425-452-2565 or www.bellevuewa.gov/mseec.htm).

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 www.ci.everett.wa.us/default.aspx?ID=2055).

Zip Wild at Northwest Trek

ONGOING Zip line with obstacle course challenges, for ages 10 and older, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. daily, Northwest Trek Wildlife Park, 11610 Trek Drive E., Eatonville; $39.95 by reservation, walk up space sometimes available (www.nwtrek.org).

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 the 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 (www.nps.gov/mora).


Outdoor Concert Series, Cedarbrook Lodge

FRI Downtown Mountain Boys, 6:30 p.m. Friday, Cedarbrook Lodge, 18525 36th Ave. S., Seattle; $20-$25 (www.cedarbrooklodge.com).

Family Entertainment/ Outdoor Cinema, Tukwila

FRI Outdoor concerts for kids, Caspar Babypants, noon Friday; bring blanket/chairs for movie “Hugo,” dusk Friday, Tukwila Community Center, 12424 42nd Ave. S., Tukwila; free, food bank donations requested (www.tukwilawa.gov).

Third Place Commons

FRI-SAT Miss Rose and Rhythm Percolators vintage jazz, 7:30 p.m. Friday; Microsoft Jumpin’ Jive Orchestra swing, 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Third Place Commons, 17171 Bothell Way N.E., Lake Forest Park; free (www.thirdplacecommons.org).

Shakespeare in the Parks, Greenstage

FRI-AUG. 18 Greenstage performances, free, donations appreciated (www.greenstage.org); including:

• “Henry VIII,” 7 p.m. Friday, 3 p.m. Saturday and 7 p.m. Sunday, Lower Woodland Park, Seattle;

• “The Taming of the Shrew,” 7 p.m. Friday, Judkins Park, Seattle; 7 p.m. Saturday and 3 p.m. Sunday, Lower Woodland Park, Seattle.

Shakespeare in the Parks

FRI-AUG. 12 Seattle Shakespeare Company/Wooden O performances, free, donations appreciated (www.seattleshakespeare.org); including:

• “The Winter’s Tale,” 7 p.m. Friday, Saturday, Sunday, Luther Burbank Park Amphitheater, Mercer Island; 7 p.m. Wednesday and July 25, Lynndale Park Amphitheater, Lynnwood.

• “Twelfth Night,” 7 p.m. Friday, Angle Lake Park, SeaTac; 7 p.m. Saturday, Pine Lake Park, Sammamish; 3 p.m. Sunday, Edmonds City Park, Edmonds; 7 p.m. Wednesday, Richmond Beach Community Park, Shoreline; 7 p.m. July 26, Luther Burbank Park Amphitheater, Mercer Island.

Winthrop Rhythm and Blues Festival

FRI-SUN Music by Elvin Bishop, John Mayall, Ruthie Foster, Chubby Carrier, Sugar Blue, Duffy Bishop, Too Slim, Paul Thorn, John Nemeth, camping available, Friday-Sunday, The Blues Ranch, Winthrop; $80-$90 (206-818-5934 or www.winthropbluesfestival.org).

Summer Concerts at the Locks

SAT-SUN Bambula traditional Brazilian and Caribbean music, 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).

Strathspey Fiddlers of Aberdeenshire, Scotland

SUN Scottish concert of traditional Scottish music, 2 p.m. Sunday, Everett Public Library, 2702 Hoyt Ave., Everett; free (425-257-7640).

Clinton Fearon & Boogie Brown Band

JULY 26 Reggae music, noon July 26, City Hall Plaza, 600 Fourth Ave., Seattle; free (206-684-7171 or www.seattle.gov/seattlepresents).

Rocking, Reading and Dreaming Concert

JULY 26 Music for families with The Not-Its, 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Kelsey Creek Park, 410 130th Place S.E., Bellevue; free (425-450-1765 or www.kcls.org).

Concerts, St. Edward State Park

JULY 26 Outdoor music, bring blankets or chairs, food vendor; honky-tonk by the Sweetback Sisters, 6 p.m. July 26, Saint Edward State Park, 14445 Juanita Drive N.E., Kenmore; free Discover Pass not required (www.kenmorewa.gov).


West Seattle Float Dodger 5K

SAT 5K run along the route of the Hi-Yu parade, costumes encouraged, prizes for best pirate and princess, proceeds benefit The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society and Rotary Club of West Seattle, 9:45 a.m. Saturday, West Seattle Runner, 3727 California Ave. S.W., Seattle; $20-$35 (206-330-5967 or www.floatdodger5k.com).

The Bill Burby Inspirational Fun Run

SAT 10K Run and 5K walk/run, 9 a.m. Saturday, VYFS Playspace, 9822 Gorsuch Road, Vashon; $15-$30 (billburbyrace.org).

5K Gallop Road Run

SAT Subway Washington Games run, 10 a.m. Saturday, Emerald Downs, 2300 Emerald Downs Drive, Auburn; $5-$25 (www.washingtongames.org/site459.php).

Warrior Dash

SAT-SUN Extreme 5K obstacle challenge races, music, food, beer, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Sunday, Meadowbrook Farm, Boalch Avenue Northwest, North Bend; registration closed, free for spectators (warriordash.com).

Seafair Triathlon

SUN Adult triathlon with Olympic challenge course, 1-mile swim, 20-mile bike, 10K run; kids beginner triathlon, 50-yard swim, 1-mile bike, .2-mile run; and kids intermediate course, 100-yard swim, 2-mile bike, half-mile run, 6:30 a.m. Sunday, Seward Park, Seattle; $25-$120 (www.seafair.com/anevent.aspx?ID=5).

RAC to Redhook Run/Walk and Fitness Challenge

SUN Run or walk 4.5 miles on the Sammamish River Trail with fitness challenges, proceeds benefit Hopelink, 10 a.m. Sunday, Redmond Athletic Club, 8709 161st Ave. N.E. to Redhook Brewery, Redmond; $45-$50 (www.ractoredhook.com).

Allyn Low-Tide Geoduck Gallup Mud Run

SUN Run 200 yards through mud, 2:35 p.m. Sunday, Allyn Waterfront Park, 18560 Highway 3, Allyn; $15-$25 registration closes 11:59 a.m. Friday (www.allynaca.com).

Seafair Torchlight Run

PLAN AHEAD 8K and 5K run along Torchlight Parade route, pirate and clown costume contest, post-race party; 6:30 p.m. July 28, starts and ends at Seattle Center, $30-$35, online registration ends 6 p.m. July 27 (www.seafair.com).


Greater Kent Historical Society Yard Sale

FRI-SAT Yard sale, all proceeds benefit Greater Kent Historical Society, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Friday-Saturday, Kent Historical Museum, 855 E. Smith St., Kent (253-854-4330 or www.kenthistoricalmuseum.org).

East County Senior Center Garage Sale

FRI-SAT Sale, 8:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Friday-Saturday; pancake breakfast Saturday, East County Senior Center, 276 Sky River Parkway, Monroe (360-794-6359 or www.eastcountyseniorcenter.org).

Seattle Parks Bike Helmet and Life Jacket Sales

SAT Personally fitted bicycle helmets for all ages, $15; life jackets, $20/infant and youth sizes, $30/teen and adult sizes, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, Evans Pool, 7201 E. Green Lake Drive N., Seattle (www.seattle.gov/parks).

Farm Days on the Cobblestones

SAT-SUN Extra space for farm vendors Wednesdays, Saturdays, Sundays; north end of Pike Place closed to traffic Sundays, cooking demos noon and 2 p.m. most Sundays, Pike Place Market, 1501 Pike Place, Seattle (www.pikeplacemarket.org).

Special Interest

Tai Chi on Alki

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

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 universityfamilyymca.org).

Yoga in the Park

SAT University Family YMCA hosts drop-in outdoor yoga, 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 universityfamilyymca.org).


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 www.seattlearchitecture.org);

• Art + Architecture, 10 a.m. Friday;

• Cascade Neighborhood history, 10 a.m. Saturday, from Enso, Westlake Avenue and Denny Way, Seattle.

Lake Whatcom Railway

SAT Scenic ride on vintage train, noon Saturdays through Sept. 1, Lake Whatcom Railway, State Highway 9, Wickersham, Whatcom County; $10-$20, no reservations; cash only (360-441-0719 or lakewhatcomrailway.com).

Train Rides through Snoqualmie Valley

SAT-SUN Ride on vintage train to the top of Snoqualmie Falls, noon, 1:30 and 3 p.m. Saturdays-Sundays; guided tours of Train Shed exhibits available with first two train rides most Saturdays and Sundays, Northwest Railway Museum, 38625 S.E. King St., Snoqualmie; $10-$15 (425-888-3030 or www.trainmuseum.org).

Metro Employees Historic Vehicle Association (MEHVA)

SUN Ride on restored classic Metro buses to Snohomish for Kla Ha Ya Days festival, 11 a.m. Sunday from Second Avenue South and South Main Street, Seattle; $5 (206-684-1816 or www.mehva.org).

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 www.seattle.gov/light/tours/Skagit).

Travel events

Europe Through the Back Door

SAT Great Britain, 10 a.m. Saturday, Edmonds Theater, 415 Main St., Edmonds; free, reservations required (425-771-8303, ext. 298, or www.ricksteves.com).


Friends of the Forest Day

PLAN AHEAD Volunteers pick up litter, prizes hidden on the slopes, lunch provided, Aug. 2, Stevens Pass, Skykomish; sign up required before July 26 (www.nationalforests.org/connect/volunteer/event/433/signup).

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