A detailed, categorized calendar of events all over Seattle and Western Washington, Aug. 31-Sept. 6, 2012.

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Animal events

Dog swim

SAT Dogs-only swim before pool is drained for maintenance, lifeguard on duty, dogs must be at least six months old, licensed and have proof of up-to-date vaccinations, 1 p.m. Saturday, Helene Madison Pool, 13401 Meridian Ave. N., Seattle; $15/per dog (206-684-4979).

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SAT-MON Learn all about the rut, or breeding, habits of hoofed animals such as deer, sheep, elk and moose, see them bugle and spar; 9:30 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday-Monday, Northwest Trek Wildlife Park, 11610 Trek Drive E., Eatonville, Pierce County; $8-$18 (www.nwtrek.org/).

Snow leopard cubs debut at Woodland Park Zoo

ONGOING Two snow leopards born in May now on display noon-3 p.m. daily in the Australasia exhibit; zoo open 9:30 a.m.-6 p.m. daily, Woodland Park Zoo, Seattle; $11.50-$17.75 (206-548-2500 or www.zoo.org).


PLAN AHEAD Walk in the park for people and pets, with demonstrations, vendors, kids’ activities, proceeds help animals at PAWS, 8 a.m. Sept. 8, Marymoor Park, Redmond; free, $25 minimum donation encouraged (425-787-2500 or pawswalk.net).

Pooch Plunge

PLAN AHEAD Dogs only in the lap pool, lazy river and wave pool, one-hour sessions 9, 10:15 and 11:30 a.m. Sept. 8, Henry Moses Aquatic Center, 1719 S.E. Maple Valley Highway, Renton; $10, preregister (425-430-6700 or rentonwa.gov/living/default.aspx?id=190″>http://rentonwa.gov/living/default.aspx?id=190).

Auto events

Fall Car Show

SUN Open to all cars, noon-4 p.m. Sunday, Country Village, 23732 Bothell-Everett Highway, Bothell; $15/car entry fee, preregistration encouraged; free for spectators (425-483-2250 or www.countryvillagebothell.com/fall-car-show).


Wine & Chocolate Gala

PLAN AHEAD Rotary Club of West Seattle wine and chocolate tasting, auction to benefit food bank, scholarships, children’s school supplies, 6 p.m. Sept. 7, Salty’s on Alki, Seattle; $75 (206-932-3884 or www.westseattlerotary.org).

Swim Across America

PLAN AHEAD Two-mile, half-mile swims, freestyle Kids’ Splash, benefits Seattle Cancer Care Alliance, 8 a.m. Sept. 8, Luther Burbank Park, Mercer Island; $50 registration plus minimum $300 fundraising (www.swimacrossamerica.org/seattle).

Bike MS

PLAN AHEAD Ride 22 to 97 miles over two days, benefits Northwest Chapter of the MS Society, Sept. 8-9, Skagit County Fairgrounds, Mount Vernon; minimum $250 donation (800-344-4867, ext. 2, or bikeMSnorthwest.org).


Urban Farms and Gardens

SAT Spokespeople easy-paced, 9-mile ride, new riders and all ages and skill levels welcome, 2 p.m. Saturday, Wallingford Playfield, 4219 Wallingford Ave. N., Seattle; free (206-522-3222 or www.cascade.org).

Bicycle Sunday

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


Tall Ships, Kirkland

SAT-SUN Historic Tall Ships the Lady Washington and the Hawaiian Chieftain offer all-ages sailings 2-4 p.m., adults-only sailings 5-7 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, The Woodmark Hotel, 1200 Carillon Point, Kirkland; $25-$36.50 plus tax and processing fee, by reservation (tallshipskirkland.eventbrite.com).

Discover Sail Cam Isle

SAT-SUN Sailing, sailing lessons, boat building workshops, games, music, crabbing, fishing, boat races, food vendors; kayak, rowboat and sailboat rental available; 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, Cama Beach State Park, 1880 S. West Camano Drive, Camano Island; free, Discover Pass required for vehicle access (360-387-1550 or www.camanosail.com).


Sno-King Folk Dance Club

SAT Request dancing, 7 p.m., lesson, 7:30 p.m. followed by international folk dances, 8:30 p.m. Saturday, Cedar Valley Grange, 20526 52nd Ave. W., Lynnwood; $5-$7 (425-385-2088 or sno-king.org).

Seattle Thrillers

SUN Learn the Michael Jackson “Thriller” dance to participate in Thrill the World performance Oct. 27; 1 p.m. Sunday, Artspace Hiawatha Lofts, 843 Hiawatha Place S., Seattle; free, donations for Lighthouse for the Blind suggested (www.seattlethrillers.com).


Evergreen State Fair

FRI-MON Carnival, vendors, entertainment, animal and agriculture displays, 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Friday, Saturday, Sunday; 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Monday; Evergreen State Fairgrounds, 14405 179th Ave. S.E., Monroe; admission $7-$10; free admission 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Friday with three-cans-per-person food donation; Armed Forces Day $5 admission for military and first responders with ID Friday; admission $5-$7 Monday; rodeo, 7 p.m. Friday, Saturday, Sunday, $5 (360-805-6700 or www.evergreenfair.org).

Harbor Days Maritime Festival & Tugboat Races

FRI-SUN Vintage, working and retired tugboats, many open for tours, entertainment, food, art, history, vendors, kids’ activities, 5-8 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Sunday, Tugboat Races noon Sunday, Percival Landing Park, 217 Thurston Ave. N.W., Olympia; free (www.harbordays.com).

Ellensburg Rodeo

FRI-MON Professional rodeo, 6:46 p.m. Friday, 12:45 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, 11:45 a.m. Monday, $15-$23; PRCA Xtreme Bulls Tour, 8 p.m. Saturday, $20-$27, 609 N. Main St., Ellensburg (800-637-2444 or ellensburgrodeo.com).

Kittitas County Fair

FRI-MON Entertainment, carnival, 4-H exhibits, 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Friday, Saturday, Sunday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday, Kittitas County Fairgrounds, Ellensburg (509-962-7639 or kittitascountyfair.com/).

Bremerton Blackberry Festival

SAT-MON Entertainment, food and craft vendors, children’s entertainment, Blackberry Wine and beer garden, 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Sunday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday; Berry Fun Run, 9:30 a.m. Saturday ($15); Bremerton Waterfront Boardwalk, Second Street and Washington Avenue, Bremerton; Fly-In/Car Show, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, Bremerton National Airport, shuttle service between airport and festival $2 (www.blackberryfestival.org).

Hood Canal Highland Celtic Festival

SAT-SUN Gathering of the Clans, Scottish and Celtic pipe bands, dancers, vendors, entertainment, Highland Games, food vendors, beer garden, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, gates open 9 a.m., opening ceremony noon both days, athletics and game demonstrations, 1-4:45 p.m., Mary E. Theler Community Center, 22871 N.E. State Route 3, Belfair; $5-$10, ages 6 and younger free (360-275-9882 or www.hoodcanalhighlandfest.org).

Sequim Balloon Festival

SAT-MON Hot-air balloon festival; mass ascension, 6 a.m. Saturday-Sunday; Balloon Walk 5K, 10K and 21K walks, start 8-10 a.m., finish by 4 p.m. Saturday; balloon race, 6 a.m. Monday; food and craft vendors, music, kids’ activities, classic car show, 10 a.m. Saturday-Monday; street dances, 7 p.m. Saturday-Sunday; balloon glows, 8:30 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, Sequim; $19/day or $29/3 days, ages 11 and younger free (www.SequimBalloonFestival.com).

The Puyallup Fair

PLAN AHEAD Carnival, animal and agriculture displays, vendors, entertainment, Sept. 7-23; Western Rodeo Parade, 10 a.m. Sept. 7; Puyallup Fair and Events Center, 110 Ninth Ave. S.W., Puyallup; $9-$12, ages 5 and younger free; parking $10/Mondays-Fridays, $12/Saturdays-Sundays (253-841-5045 or www.thefair.com).

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).

Bainbridge 7 Winery Tasting Tour

SAT-MON Visit artisan wineries including several usually closed to the public, noon-5 p.m. Saturday-Monday, Bainbridge Island; tasting fees at some venues (www.bainbridgewineries.com/winerytours/).

Art, Jazz and wine at the Chateau!

SUN Wines sold by the glass, display of work by 25 artists, music, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday, Chateau Ste. Michelle, 14111 N.E. 145th St., Woodinville; free (425-415-3300 or www.ste-michelle.com).


Meerkerk Labor Day Sale

FRI-MON Hybrid, species and heritage rhodies for fall planting, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Friday-Monday, Meerkerk Gardens, 3531 Meerkerk Lane, Greenbank, Whidbey Island; garden admission free (360-678-1912 or www.meerkerkgardens.org).

Soos Creek Botanical Garden Plant Sale

SAT Sale of hearty perennials cultivated at the garden, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, Soos Creek Botanical Garden, 29308 132nd Ave. S.E., Auburn (253-639-0949 or www.SoosCreekBotanicalGarden.com).

Dahlia Barn

SAT-SUN U-cut or precut dahlias, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturdays-Sundays in September, Dahlia Barn, 13110 446th Ave. S.E., North Bend (425-888-2155 or www.dahliabarn.com).

Fecal Fest

THRU SEPT. 7 Enter through Sept. 7 for a chance to purchase limited supply of Zoo Doo compost or Bedspread mulch composted from zoo animal waste, by the garbage bag or truck load, as many entrants as possible randomly chosen from online and postcard entries for pickup Sept. 22-Oct. 8, enter online, one entry per person, or send a postcard with name, phone number, type and amount to Dr. Doo, Woodland Park Zoo, 601 59th St., Seattle, 98103 (206-625-7667 or www.zoo.org/fecalfest).


Issaquah Alps Trails Club

MON Lodge Lake easy-pace 5-mile hike, NW Forest Pass required for drivers, 9:30 a.m. Monday; water, food, daypack, hiking shoes/boots required, 9:30 a.m. Monday, Issaquah Alps Trail Club clubhouse, First and Bush streets, Issaquah (www.issaquahalps.org).

Movie bargains

“The Amazing Spider-Man”

It’s new at the Crest Cinema. Also there: “The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel,” “Magic Mike,” “Madagascar 3: Europe’s Most Wanted” and “Snow White & the Huntsman” ($3).

“Magic Mike”

It’s new at the Admiral Theater in West Seattle. Also there: “Madagascar 3: Europe’s Most Wanted,” “Snow White & the Huntsman” and “The Hunger Games” ($5.75).

“The Avengers”

It’s new at the Varsity Theatre. Also there: “Compliance” and “Killer Joe.” All seats on Tuesday are $7.


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

“The Expendables 2”

It continues at the Big Picture Seattle. The 4 p.m. show on Sunday and the 6:15 p.m. shows Monday-Thursday are $8.

“Addams Family Values” and “Chinatown”

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

“Your Sister’s Sister”

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

“The Amazing Spider-Man 3D,” “Prometheus 3D” and “Madea’s Witness Protection”

They’re new at the Gateway in Federal Way. Also there: “Magic Mike,” “Madagascar 3: Europe’s Most Wanted 3D,” “Snow White & The Huntsman,” “Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter 3D,” “Men in Black 3 3D” and “The Hunger Games” ($2, all seats on Tuesdays $1).

Museum events

Native Market & Jumble Days

FRI-SAT Arts and crafts, estate, rummage sale, fry bread, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Friday-Saturday, Duwamish Longhouse & Cultural Center, 4705 W. Marginal Way S.W., Seattle; free (206-431-1582 or www.duwamishtribe.org).

Vintage Aircraft

SAT Food, music, history, 65 pilots and aircraft from 1927 to 1957, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, Historic Flight Foundation Restoration Center, 10719 Bernie Webber Drive, Mukilteo; $5-$25 (425- 348-3200 or vintageaircraftweekend.org/).

Children’s Museum closure

SAT thru SEPT. 7 Museum closed Sept. 1-7, The Children’s Museum, Center House, Seattle Center (www.thechildrensmuseum.org).

Queen Anne Science Cafe

TUE “To the Moon, Mars, & Beyond: Robotic Spacecraft Exploration,” University of Washington’s Joshua Bandfield discusses unmanned spacecraft missions, 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, T.S. McHugh’s Irish Pub & Restaurant, 21 Mercer St., Seattle; free (pacsci.org/ScienceCafe).

“Telling Our Westside Stories: Land, Work and Home”

ONGOING New exhibit based on oral histories, with photos, noon-4 p.m. Thursdays through Sundays, Log House Museum, 3003 61st Ave. S.W., Seattle; $1-$3 (206-938-5293 or www.loghousemuseum.info).

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).

Park events

Jetty Island final weekend

FRI-MON Last weekend of the season for ferry to small island with nature trails and sandy beach, 10 a.m.-8:50 p.m. Friday-Saturday, 11 a.m.-6:50 p.m. Sunday, 10 a.m.-5:50 p.m. Monday, 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).

Birding basics

SAT Walk through the park learning how to spot and identify birds; recommended minimum age 10, 8 a.m. Saturday; also, family bird walk for families with children ages 5 to 10, 1 p.m. Saturday, Seward Park Audubon Center, 5902 Lake Washington Blvd. S., Seattle; $3-$5, preregister (206-652-2444 or sewardpark.audubon.org).

Moon viewing

SAT Welcome the full moon with lighting by lanterns, luminaries and floating boats, performances; 7 p.m. Saturday, $15 by reservation; Tsukimi Chakai (Moon Viewing Tea) available at 6, 7 and 8 p.m. Saturday by reservation and additional $10, The Japanese Garden, 1075 Lake Washington Blvd. E., Seattle (www.brownpapertickets.com/event/256675).

Five Willow Tai Chi

SAT Outdoor tai chi, beginners welcome, meet north of art museum, 8 a.m. Saturday, Volunteer Park, 1247 15th Ave. E., Seattle; free (425-452-5581 or fivewillowseattle.org).

Tai Chi on Alki

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

Labor Day Celebration

MON Union members and their families invited for hot dogs, ice cream, clowns, live music, games for kids, by M.L. King County Labor Council, 11 a.m. Monday, Lower Woodland Park, Shelters 1, 2, 3; 1000 N. 50th St., Seattle; free (206-441-8510 or www.mlkclc.org).


Summer Concerts at the Locks

SAT-MON Final weekend of season for free concerts on the lawn: Cowgirls Dream, 2 p.m. Saturday; Professor Gadget Sax Quartet, 2 p.m. Sunday, Michael Clune & Sleep till Noon Band blues and rock, 2 p.m. Monday, Hiram M. Chittenden Locks, 3015 N.W. 54th St., Seattle; free (206-783-7059 or www.nws.usace.army.mil/PublicMenu/Menu.cfm?sitename=lwsc&pagename=mainpage).


Over the Narrows

SAT Chip-timed, 10-mile run across the Tacoma Narrows Bridge and back, 8 a.m.; 5K Fun run/walk, 9 a.m., Kid’s Dash, children’s games and activities, Uptown Gig Harbor, 4701 Point Fosdick Drive, Gig Harbor; $15 (253-851-2489 or OverTheNarrows.com).

Labor Day Half

MON Half Marathon Run/Walk, 4-Mile Run/Walk and Kids’ Run followed by barbecue and beer garden, 8 a.m. Monday, Marymoor Park, 6046 W. Lake Sammamish Parkway N.E., Redmond; $35-$65 (labordayrun.com/).


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, Seattle (www.pikeplacemarket.org).

Lummi Island Artists’ Studio Tour

SAT-SUN Display of work by 25 artists at 15 locations around the island, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, Lummi Island, Whatcom County; free (360-758-7121 or lummi-island.com).

Art + Wood Woodpalooza

SAT-MON Whidbey Island Woodworkers Guild exhibition, noon-5 p.m. Saturday-Monday, Whidbey Island Center for the Arts, 565 Camano Ave., Langley; free (360-678-1347 or www.woodpalooza.com).

Downtown Seattle Rocks the Runway

SEPT. 6 Fashion show by downtown retailers, VIP cocktail reception, post-event shopping, proceeds fund college scholarships for young women, 5:30 p.m. Sept. 6, Pacific Place Mall, 600 Pine St., Seattle; $75-$125 (206-652-1300 or pacificplaceseattle.com).

Fashion’s Night Out at U Village

SEPT. 6 Fall trunk shows, personal stylists, custom fittings and beauty tips at stores including Mercer, Margaret O’Leary, J. Crew, Cole Haan, Madewell, Free People, 6-9 p.m. Sept. 6, University Village, 25th Avenue Northeast and Northeast 45th Street, Seattle (206-523-0622 or www.uvillage.com/fashions-night-out/).


Seattle beaches

FRI-MON Last weekend of the season for lifeguards at beaches, weather permitting, noon-7 p.m. Friday and Monday, 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Saturday-Sunday; Matthews, Madison, Mount Baker, Seward and West Green Lake beaches, Seattle (www.seattle.gov/parks/beaches.asp).

Henry Moses Aquatic Center

FRI-MON Last weekend of the season, public swim sessions noon-3:30 p.m. and 4-7 p.m., lap swim hours vary Friday-Monday, Henry Moses Aquatic Center, Bronson Way Northeast and Houser Way Northeast, Renton; $3-$14 (425-430-6780 or rentonwa.gov).

Mounger Pool

THRU SEPT. 9 Outdoor big pool with 50-foot corkscrew slide and shallow little pool, public swims, daily through Sept. 9, Mounger Pool, 2535 32nd Ave. W., Seattle; $3.25-$4.75 (206-684-4708 or www.seattle.gov/parks).

Colman Pool

THRU SEPT. 16 Outdoor saltwater pool, public swims 1:45-4:45 p.m., family swims 5-7 p.m. Friday through Monday and Sept. 8-9, Sept. 15-16, Lincoln Park, 8603 Fauntleroy Way S.W., Seattle; $3.25-$4.75 (206-684-7494 or www.seattle.gov/parks).


Train Rides through

Snoqualmie Valley

SAT-MON Vintage train ride including the top of Snoqualmie Falls, every 90 minutes starting at 11 a.m. Saturday, Sunday, Monday, Northwest Railway Museum, 38625 S.E. King St., Snoqualmie; $10-$15 (425-888-3030 or www.trainmuseum.org).

MOHAI History Tours

WED “There Goes the Gayborhood,” Capitol Hill and the Emergence of a Visible LGBTQ Community, walking tour, 6-8 p.m. Wednesday, Cal Anderson Park, 1635 11th Ave., Seattle, $15-$20 by reservation, or $5 extra on day of tour if space available; also, history of Lake Washington and Lake Union boat tour, 10 a.m. Sept. 8, Kirkland, $20-$30 by reservation only (206-324-1126 or www.seattlehistory.org).

Travel events

Europe Through the Back Door

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

Exploring Oregon’s Willamette Valley

SEPT. 6 Illustrated presentation about natural areas in the Willamette Valley, 7:30 p.m. Sept. 6, Center for Urban Horticulture, 3501 N.E. 41st St., Seattle; free (206-527-3210 or www.wnps.org/cps/schedule.html).

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