A detailed, categorized calendar of events all over Seattle and Western Washington, May 18-25, 2012.
An Eagle Named Freedom
SAT Sarvey Wildlife Care Center eagle program, 11 a.m. Saturday, NW Stream Center, 600 128th St. S.E., Everett; $5-$7 (425-316-8592 or www.streamkeeper.org/).
- Costco delays credit-card switch
- Band's frontman: No Super Bowl halftime show for Metallica
- WSDOT chief ousted by Senate Republicans after 3 years on job
- Driver arrested after I-90 crash that killed 2
- Seahawks’ Coleman going 60, didn’t brake before crash, police say
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SAT Entertainment, Skyhoundz Disc Dog Championships and other dog events, pony rides, pet agility area, vendors, pet adoptions, children’s activities, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; pet parade, noon Saturday, free; Dog Trot 3K or 5K Fun Run, 9:30 a.m., $15-$20, Game Farm Park, 3030 R St. S.E., Auburn (253-931-3043 or (http://www.auburnwa.gov/petpalooza).
Bear Awareness Weekend at Northwest Trek
SAT-SUN Learn proper food storage and camping practices to discourage bears from targeting your campsite, 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, Northwest Trek Wildlife Park, 11610 Trek Drive E., Eatonville; $8-$18 (www.nwtrek.org).
Cougar Cubs First Birthday Party
SUN Birthday cake, raffles, presents and cake for the three cougars turning one year old, 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Cougar Mountain Zoo, 19525 S.E. 54th St., Issaquah; $10-$12 (425-392-6278 or www.cougarmountainzoo.org).
SAT Tibetan dancers, dessert, raffle, music, benefits EducationElevation (EE) to help children in Eastern Tibet, 6 p.m. Saturday, Om Culture, 2210 N. Pacific St., Seattle; $30 (www.educationatelevation.org).
Soup Kitchen Fundraiser Dinner & Auction
SAT Proceeds provide weekly meals for the needy, 5 p.m. Saturday, St. Alphonsus School, 5816 15th Ave. N.W., Seattle; $60 (206-290-4229 or tumoutreach.blogspot.com).
Laugh for the Future
SAT Twentieth anniversary celebration and fundraiser for Jet City Improv with beer, wine, entertainment, 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Hotel Deca, 4507 Brooklyn Ave. N.E., Seattle; $30-$50 (www.wingitpresents.com).
Great Kitchen & Bath Tour
SAT-SUN Meet designers and see latest styles and ideas in kitchen and bath design at 10 homes in Seattle and the Eastside, ticket sales benefit Seattle Children’s hospital, 10 a.m. Saturday-Sunday; $20 (greatkitchenandbathtour.org).
Northwest Seattle Relay For Life
SAT-SUN Walk laps to benefit American Cancer Society, opening ceremony 10 a.m. Saturday, closing ceremony 9:30 a.m. Sunday, Ballard High School, 1418 N.W. 65th St., Seattle; suggested fundraising goal $100 (www.nwseattlerelay.org).
Beat the Bridge to Beat Diabetes
SUN Four-mile walk, 1-mile fun run, wheelchair race, 8K race, University Bridge raised during the race with the goal to beat the raising of the bridge, fundraiser for JDRF (Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation) to cure, treat, and prevent type 1 diabetes, 8 a.m. Sunday, Husky Stadium, Seattle; $25-$30; participants encouraged to raise $200 (www2.jdrf.org).
Mercer Island Farmers Market Celebration Dinner
SUN Celebration dinner and silent auction fundraiser for Mercer Island Farmers Market, 5:30 p.m. Sunday, Lilly’s in Aljoya, 2430 76th Ave. S.E., Mercer Island; $50 (mifmdinner2012.eventbrite.com).
Dunn Gardens Wine Tasting
SUN Taste Washington wines, 4 p.m. Sunday, Dunn Gardens, 13533 Northshire Road N.W., Shoreline; $50 (206-362-0933 or www.dunngardens.org).
Moyer Foundation Giving Luncheon
WED Moyer Foundation benefit for children’s charities, noon Wednesday, Sheraton Seattle Hotel and Towers, Seattle; reservation required; suggested minimum donation $150 (206-298-1217 or www.moyerfoundation.org/).
Bike to Work Day
FRI Dozens of commuter stations around the region provide support, information and encouragement for commuting by bicycle, 6-9 a.m. Friday; rally at Seattle City Hall, 7:30-8:30 a.m.; Ballard Block Party, 4-7 p.m., Bergen Place Park, Seattle (cbcef.org/btw).
Spokespeople to the Farmers Market
SAT Easy pace, 14-mile ride to University District Farmers Market and visit to electric bike store; steady rain cancels; 1 p.m. Saturday, safety check and instructions, 12:45 p.m. at 35th Avenue Northeast and Northeast 80th Street, Seattle (www.cascade.org).
SUN Lake Washington Boulevard from Mount Baker Beach Park to Seward Park closed to vehicle traffic for bicyclists, walkers, runners and skaters, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Sunday; Lake Washington Boulevard 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).
Introduction to Birding
FRI Introductory skills followed by guided walk, 6 p.m. Friday, Mercer Slough Environmental Education Center, 1625 118th Ave. S.E., Bellevue; free, no registration needed (425-452-2565).
Family Bird Walk
SAT Kids create field guides, then walk trails to find birds, limited number of binoculars available to borrow, recommended for ages 5-10, 8 a.m. Saturday, Seward Park Audubon Center, 5902 Lake Washington Boulevard S., Seattle; $3-$5 (206-652-2444 or www.brownpapertickets.com/event/214733).
Attracting Hummingbirds to Your Yard
MAY 24 Tips for making your garden hummingbird friendly, 7 p.m. May 24, Northlake Unitarian Universalist Church, 308 Fourth Ave. S., Kirkland; free (425-576-8805 or eastsideaudubon.org/calendar/hummingbirds).
FRI-SUN Sperry Top-Sider NOOD (National Offshore One Design) regatta series, 11 a.m. Friday, 10:30 a.m. Saturday-Sunday, Corinthian Yacht Club, 7755 Seaview Ave N.W., Seattle (www.sailingworld.com/nood-regattas).
Sno-King International Folk Dance Club
SAT Dancing to requests, 7 p.m.; dance instruction, 7:30 p.m.; international folk dancing to recorded music, 8:30-10 p.m. Saturday, Cedar Valley Grange, 20526 52nd Ave. W., Lynnwood; $2-$7 (425-385-2088 or www.sno-king.org).
Seattle Family Dance
SUN Folk dancing for families, live music, all dances taught, no experience needed, 3 p.m. Sunday, Phinney Neighborhood Center, 6532 Phinney Ave. N., Seattle; $5-$6 (206-330-7408 or seattledance.org/family).
Poulsbo Viking Fest
FRI-SUN Celebrates Poulsbo’s Norwegian heritage with entertainment stage, carnival; food and craft vendors, Lutefisk and Oyster Eating Contests; Paddle Board Race; Road Race; Scandinavian food; parade, Viking Village, noon-10 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday, Liberty Bay Park, Poulsbo (www.vikingfest.org).
A Glimpse of China Chinese Culture and Arts Festival
SAT Performances, cultural displays, activities, food, children’s activities, marketplace, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday, The Armory/Seattle Center House, Seattle Center, Seattle (206-684-7200 or www.seattlecenter.com).
SAT Demonstrations and exhibits on human-powered mobility, electric vehicles and mass transit, Saturday, Seattle Center, Seattle (206-684-7200 or www.seattlecenter.org).
Armed Forces Day Parade
SAT Flag corps, bands, drill teams, 10 a.m. Saturday, downtown Bremerton (www.bremertonchamber.org/parade.php).
Issaquah School District Japanese Festival
SAT Issaquah School District High School Japanese Programs exhibits, Japanese food, fashion, games, performances, 3-6 p.m. Saturday, Skyline High School, 1122 228th Ave. S.E., Sammamish; free (sites.google.com/site/1000cranesforrelief/).
Penn Cove Water Festival
SAT Native American canoe races starting at noon at Captain Coupe Park, entertainment including seafaring songs and Native American drumming, storytelling, dancing, kids’ activities, educational exhibits, Native Spirit Art Show and vendors, food, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, Coupeville, Whidbey Island (360-720-6848 or www.penncovewaterfestival.com).
Seattle Gay & Lesbian Wedding Expo
SUN Gay-friendly wedding professionals, giveaways, music, 1-4 p.m. Sunday, Crowne Plaza Hotel, 1113 Sixth Ave., Seattle; free (www.samelovesamerights.com/Events/seattlegayweddingexpo12.html).
University District StreetFair
SAT-SUN Hundreds of craft and food vendors, music, dance performance and comedy on three stages, street performers, children’s activities, 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Sunday, University Way Northeast, Seattle (udistrictstreetfair.org).
SAT Pancakes, eggs, ham or sausage, beverages, 8-11 a.m. Saturday, Northshore Senior Center, 10201 E. Riverside Drive, Bothell; $4-$5 (425-487-2441 or www.northshoreseniorcenter.org).
Historic Monroe Wine Walk
SAT Wine tasting and restaurant samplings in shops along Historic Main Street, bring your own glass or buy one for $5, 5-8:30 p.m. Saturday, tickets online or at Chamber of Commerce night of the event, 111 W. Main St., Monroe; $20 (www.woodwarewine.com/id19.html).
Gouda Cheese Making Class
SAT Learn how to make Gouda goat cheese, farm tour, noon Saturday, The Marblemount Homestead, 60816 Dexter Lane, Marblemount; $45 (360-873-2542 or www.marblemounthomestead.com).
Spring Barrel Wine Tasting
SUN Tasting from 10 wineries, presentation on winemaking, noon Sunday, Woodinville Wine Country, Highway 202, Woodinville; $85 (www.brownpapertickets.com/event/228127).
Alderwood Garden Club Plant Sale
SAT Perennials, bulbs, herbs, annuals, specialty plants, proceeds benefit Edmonds Community College Foundation Scholarship Fund, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, Heritage Park, 19921 Poplar Way, Lynnwood (425-773-1430).
Plant Sale & Adoption Event
SAT-SUN Perennials, annuals and vegetables, proceeds benefit animal rescue programs; rescue groups on-site with adoptable dogs and cats, 10 a.m. Saturday-Sunday, Furry Faces Foundation, 3809 46th Ave. S.W., Seattle (www.furryfaces.org).
SAT-SUN Rhododendron show and sale, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, Bellevue Botanical Garden, 12001 Main St., Bellevue; free (425-452-2750 or www.bellevuebotanical.org).
Peony Display and Workshops
SUN Cut and potted displays of plant and tree peonies, noon-4:30 p.m.; Garden tours, 12:30 and 2:30 p.m. Hua Yuan School of Chinese Flower Arrangement demo, 1:30 p.m., noon Sunday, Seattle Chinese Garden, 6000 16th Ave. S.W., Seattle; $5-$6, Seattle residents free (206-934-5219 or www.seattlechinesegarden.org).
Bonsai Spring Show
SUN Puget Sound Bonsai Association show and sale of bonsai trees and materials, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday, The Japanese Garden, 1075 Lake Washington Blvd. E., Seattle; $4-$6 (www.psba.us).
Issaquah Alps Trails Club
FRI-SAT Dogs welcome on 3-5 mile hike, 800-foot elevation gain, 10 a.m. Friday; Taylor Mountain 6.5-mile hike (no dogs), 1,100-foot elevation gain, 9 a.m. Saturday, Issaquah Alps Trail Club clubhouse, 110 S.E. Bush St., Issaquah (issaquahalps.org).
Seven Hills Walk
SAT Guided 6.5-mile walk of Seattle history and Scandinavian landmarks on Queen Anne Hill, Denny Hill, Capitol Hill, Second Hill, First Hill, Yesler Hill and Beacon Hill, lunch stop or bring your own, bus back to starting point, 9 a.m. Saturday, Kerry Park and Viewpoint, 211 W. Highland Drive, Seattle; free (206-782-5374).
City Chickens 101
SAT How to raise hens in the city, 10 a.m. Saturday, Seattle Tilth Association, 4649 Sunnyside Avenue North, Room 1, Seattle; $30-$60, preregistration required (seattletilth.org/learn/classes-and-workshops/city-chickens-101-7).
Rubber Stamp and Paper Arts Festival
SAT-SUN Scrap/memory books, rubber stamping, card making, book arts, calligraphy exhibits, demonstrations, classes, vendors, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday, Puyallup Fair and Events Center, 110 Ninth Ave. S.W., Puyallup; $8/Saturday with free Sunday pass or $6/Sunday only (253-841-5045 or www.heirloompro.com).
Show & Shine
SUN All cars, trucks, motorcycles welcome, register 8 a.m.-12:30 p.m., award presentation 3 p.m. Sunday; food vendors, breakfast, 7-10 a.m., lunch available; proceeds benefit Terry Home for survivors of traumatic brain injuries, Auburn Eagles, 702 M Street, Auburn; $15-$20 for participants, free for spectators (www.terryhomeinc.org).
Spring Solar Events Viewing at Ritchie Observatory
SUN Explore the solar eclipse and the transit of Venus across the face of the Sun, 4 p.m. Sunday, Battle Point Park, 11299 Arrow Point Drive N.E., Bainbridge Island; free (206-842-9152 or www.bpastro.org/).
“Salmon Fishing in the Yemen,” “The Lorax,” “Wrath of the Titans” and “The Raid: Redemption”
They’re new at the Crest Cinema. Also there: “Jeff, Who Lives at Home” ($3).
“Salmon Fishing in the Yemen,” “The Lorax” and “Wrath of the Titans”
They’re new at the Admiral Theater in West Seattle ($5.75).
“Mansome” and “Jiro Dreams of Sushi”
They’re new at the Varsity Theatre. Also there: “The Avengers.” All seats on Tuesday are $7.
It continues at the Big Picture Seattle. The 3:30 p.m. show Sunday is $7.
“To Kill a Mockingbird” and “Falling Down”
They’re new at the Central Cinema in Seattle. All shows $6-$8.
It’s new at the Tin Theater in Burien this week. All shows $7-$8.
“Salmon Fishing in the Yemen,” “Wanderlust” and “Wrath of the Titans 3D”
They’re new at the Gateway in Federal Way. Also there: “Lockout,” “Safe House,” “A Thousand Words,” “Journey 2: The Mysterious Island 3D” and “Chronicle” ($2, all seats on Tuesdays $1).
KidsQuest’s Family Adventures in Eco Science
FRI Examine why glaciers melt, build a solar water heater and other activities for ages 5 and older, 6 p.m. Friday, KidsQuest Children’s Museum, 4089 Factoria Blvd. S.E., Bellevue; $20-$25 family (425-637-8100 or www.kidsquestmuseum.org/).
Imagine Children’s Museum
FRI-SAT Free admission, 5:30-9 p.m. Friday; Nature’s Engineers Nests and Beaver Dams activity, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday; Danger Busters self-defense, boating, hiking and camping safety tips, fire truck rides, child ID kits, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, Imagine Children’s Museum, 1502 Wall St., Everett; $7.95 (425-258-1006 or www.imaginecm.org).
Hungry Planet: What the World Eats
FRI-SAT Exhibit features photos on the culture of food and agriculture in the 21st century from 10 cultures around the world, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. daily through June 10, PCC Natural Market tastings and talks, Cuban cuisine, 11:30 a.m. Saturday; Burke Museum of Natural History and Culture, University of Washington, Seattle; $7.50-$10; stories and images by authors of books exhibit is based on, 7:30 p.m. Friday, Town Hall Seattle, 1119 Eighth Ave., Seattle; $5 (206-543-5590 or www.burkemuseum.org).
Armed Forces Day, Museum of Flight
SAT Display of military helicopters and other vehicles, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, East Parking Lot; flag raising ceremony, noon; “The Lives of Active Duty Military Personnel” with Rear Adm. Peter A. Gumataotao, 11 a.m. Saturday, Museum of Flight, 9404 E. Marginal Way S., Seattle; $9-$17 (206-764-5720 or www.museumofflight.org).
Family Train Day
SAT Rails to Sails exhibit, free activities for all ages, noon Saturday, White River Valley Museum, 918 H St. S.E., Auburn; $1-$2 (253-288-7439 or wrvmuseum.org/events.html).
Fort Nisqually’s Queen Victoria’s Birthday Celebration
SAT Step back in time to the mid-1800s as the royal subjects of Fort Nisqually celebrate Queen Victoria’s birthday with volleys of muskets, audience participation and hands-on activities for all ages, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, Fort Nisqually Living History Museum, Point Defiance Park, 5400 N. Pearl St, Tacoma; $4-$6 (253-591-5339 or www.fortnisqually.org).
Living History Days
SAT-SUN Replica of 14th-century English village with re-enactors demonstrating blacksmithing, longbow archery, candlemaking, pottery, shoemaking, noon-5 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays; Bors Hede Inne serves lunch noon-3:30 p.m. on weekend, and dinner, by reservation, 5-8 p.m. Tuesday-Sunday, Camlann Medieval Village, 10320 Kelly Road N.E., Carnation; $5 (425-788-8624 or www.camlann.org).
Chihuly Garden and Glass
MON Indoor and outdoor glass art installations, garden, cafe, retail/bookstore, Collections Cafe display of vintage items, audio tours, open daily starting Monday, 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Mondays-Thursdays, 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Fridays-Sundays, Seattle Center, Seattle; $12-$19 (www.chihulygardenandglass.com).
EAA B-17 Bomber tours and rides
MAY 24-27 Experimental Aircraft Association’s 1947 Aluminum Overcast B-17 on display; ground tours 2-5 p.m. May 24-27, $10/person or $20/family, ages 7 and younger, veterans and military free; flights available, $409-$475, by reservation, Museum of Flight, 9404 E. Marginal Way S., Seattle (www.museumofflight.org).
Dragon Boat Lessons
SAT Adults welcome to try the sport of Dragon Boat paddling with the Kent Dragon Boat Association with all-ladies team and a coed team, no experience necessary, equipment, 8 a.m. most Saturdays, 6 p.m. Tuesdays, Lake Meridian Park, 14800 S.E. 272nd St., Kent; free, preregister (www.kentdragonboat.com).
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).
NW National Park Family Day
SAT National Park Service event to educate the public about nearby outdoor recreation opportunities, the benefits of outdoor recreation and to present the natural, cultural and historical treasures made available through the national park system, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Rainier Community Center, 4600 38th Ave. S., Seattle; free (253-221-0973 or www.npca.org/get-involved/events/national-park-family-day-2012.html).
Snohomish Centennial Trail Dedication & Celebration
SAT City of Snohomish celebrates opening of Centennial Trail Extension. Community Day showcasing local service agencies, sports organizations and community groups, mini-health fair featuring local service providers, 9 a.m.-noon Saturday, Third Street and Lincoln Avenue, Snohomish (360-282-3197 or www.ci.snohomish.wa.us).
Kite Day at Point Robinson Lighthouse
SAT Bring your kite and fly it or buy one on site, music, food vendors, lighthouse tours, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, Point Robinson Lighthouse, S.W. Point Robinson Road, Vashon Island (vashonparkdistrict.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).
Family Fun Park
SAT-SUN Steam train, animal barnyard, pony rides, kiddie rides, hay jump, 10:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.Saturdays-Sundays, Remlinger Farms, 32610 N.E. 32nd St., Carnation; $10.81-$12.98 (425-333-4135 or www.remlingerfarms.com).
Family Low Tide Beach Walk
SUN Naturalist guided look at sea life at low tide, good for families with young children, 10 a.m. Sunday, Discovery Park, 3801 W. Government Way, Seattle; free (206-386-4236 or www.seattle.gov/parks).
Me Kwa Mooks Family Beach Safari
SUN Explore marine life at low tide, wear shoes for wet, slippery surfaces, 10 a.m. Sunday, Me-Kwa-Mooks Park, 4503 Beach Drive S.W., Seattle; free (206-386-4236 or www.seattle.gov/parks).
North Passage Point Park
SUN Unveiling of tugboat propeller industrial sculpture, a tribute to the city’s maritime tradition, 11 a.m. Sunday, North Passage Point Park, 600 N.E. Northlake Way, Seattle (206-386-1959 or www.seattle.gov/parks).
Seattle Aquarium Beach Naturalists
SUN Explore sea life at low tide, drop in anytime 10:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Sunday, Carkeek Park, Golden Gardens, South Alki, Lincoln Park, Seattle; Richmond Beach, Shoreline; Seahurst and Des Moines beaches, Golden Gardens Park, 8498 Seaview Place N.W., Seattle; free (www.seattleaquarium.org).
SUN May in Bloom guided tour, 1 p.m. Sunday, Graham Visitors Center, 2300 Arboretum Drive E., Washington Park Arboretum, Seattle; free (depts.washington.edu/uwbg/visit/calendar.shtml).
Mount Rainier spring/summer
ONGOING Paradise Inn lodging, dining, gift shop open for the season Friday, Longmire Inn, Museum and Information Center open 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. daily, Stevens Canyon Road, Ohanapecosh Campground and Visitor Center, Cougar Rock and White River campgrounds scheduled to open May 25 (360-569-2211 or www.nps.gov/mora).
Third Place Commons
FRI-SAT Blues Orbiters, 7:30 p.m. Friday; Sophisticated Swing Band, 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Third Place Commons, 17171 Bothell Way N.E., Lake Forest Park (www.thirdplacecommons.org).
Bluegrass from the Forest
FRI-SUN National and regional musicians, four shows, workshops, jamming, 6:40 p.m. Friday, 9 a.m.-10 p.m. Saturday, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Sunday, Shelton High School, 3737 N. Shelton Springs Road, Shelton; $15-$35 (360-898-4581 or bluegrassfromtheforest.com).
SAT Food, wine, art, runway fashion show featuring local boutiques and designers, 12:30 p.m. Saturday, Kirkland Arts Center, 620 Market St., Kirkland; $25-$50 (425-822-7161 or www.kirklandartscenter.org).
Baltic Rite of Spring
SAT Lithuanian, Estonian and Latvian folk songs by performers in traditional costumes, 2 p.m. Saturday, Seattle Central Library, 1000 Fourth Ave., Seattle; free (206-386-4636 or www.spl.org).
Girls on the Run “Super Hero” 5K Fun Run
SAT 5K run/walk to benefit Girls on the Run of Puget Sound, dogs and jogging strollers welcome, 10 a.m. Saturday, Seward Park, 5902 Lake Washington Blvd. S., Seattle; $15-$35 (206-528-2118 or girlsrun.org/events/5k/).
Viking Fest Road Race
SAT Five-mile race, 1-mile fun run, kids’ dashes, 9 a.m. Saturday, Poulsbo; $2-$20 (360-779-9898 or www.cityofpoulsbo.com/parks/).
Bay View Women’s Walk/Run
SAT 10K run, 2-mile fun run/walk sponsored by Soroptimist International of Burlington and Skagit Runners to benefit Skagit Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Services, 10 a.m. Saturday, Bay View State Park, 10905 Bayview-Edison Road, Mount Vernon; $25-$45 (360-757-4815 or www.active.com).
King County Parks’ Big Backyard 5K
SUN 5K race, leashed dogs and stroller welcome, proceeds benefit King County Parks; free kids’ dash, 10 a.m., Caspar Babypants concert, 10:15 a.m. Sunday, Marymoor Park, 6046 W. Lake Sammamish Parkway N.E., Redmond; $30 (206-263-6204 or www.bby5k.com).
Maple Valley Library Guild Book Sale
FRI-SAT Spring book sale, 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday, 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Maple Valley Library, 21844 S.E. 248th St., Maple Valley (425-413-0809).
Shop to Make a Difference
FRI-SUN Buy a Cure Card for 20 percent off at participating stores and restaurants, proceeds benefit women’s cancer research at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, Friday-Sunday, University Village shopping center, 25th Avenue Northeast and Northeast 45th Street, Seattle; $25 (206-523-0622 or www.uvillage.com/shop-to-make-a-difference/).
Greenlake Community Center Children’s Consignment Sale
FRI-SUN Clothes, equipment, toys, 5:30-8 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, half-price sale 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Sunday, Green Lake Community Center, 7201 E. Green Lake Drive N., Seattle (206-948-3223 or www.perfectlyoutgrown.com).
Just Between Friends Childrens Consignment Sale Event
FRI-SUN Childrens clothing, maternity clothing, cribs, books, DVDs, infant items, toys, 9 a.m.-7 p.m. Friday-Saturday, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Sunday, Brady Building, 3002 Lind Ave. S.W., Renton (206-248-9382 or www.jbfsale.com/seattle).
PNA-Greenwood Garage Sale Day
SAT More than 100 garage sales in neighborhood, Flea Market & Tool Sale, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, Phinney Neighborhood Center, 6532 Phinney Ave. N., Seattle (206-783-2244 or http://www.phinneycenter.org/events/garagesale.shtml).
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).
Richmond Beach Garage Sale
SAT Sales throughout Richmond Beach neighborhood 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, Shoreline (www.shorelinewa.gov).
Woodinville Whiskey Co. “Mash Bill No.9″ Bourbon Whiskey Release
SAT Celebration of release of signature Bourbon Whiskey, “Mash Bill No. 9,” noon Saturday, Woodinville Whiskey Co., 16110 Woodinville Redmond Road N.E., Suite 3, Woodinville (425-486-1199 or www.woodinvillewhiskeyco.com).
Lilly Ledbetter: Her Journey to the Supreme Court and Legislation
FRI Lilly Ledbetter speaks on the passage of the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act of 2009, 3 p.m. Friday, Highline Community College, 2400 S. 240th St., Des Moines; free (aauw-seattle.org/).
Wine Chocolate and Biodiesel
FRI Wines, chocolate samples, raffle, 6:30 p.m. Friday, Theo Chocolate, 3400 Phinney Ave. N., Seattle; $25-$30 (206-720-4996 or www.nwbiodiesel.org).
ALPFA Seattle Chapter Gala
SAT Recognizes leaders in the community and celebrating the Latino culture; Colombian culture food, music, and entertainment, 6 p.m. Saturday, W Hotel, 1112 Fourth Ave., Seattle; $35-$85 (206-276-3647 or www.seattlealpfa.org/).
“How Mushrooms and Nature’s Beauty Can Help Save the World”
SUN Benefit reception for Whidbey GeoDome exhibit with mycologist/author Paul Staments, 6 p.m. Sunday, Earth Portal exhibit, Seattle Center, $125 (206-979-2739 or www.whidbeygeodome.org); presentation, 9 p.m. Sunday, Intiman Playhouse Studio, Seattle Center, Seattle; $25 (800-745-3000 or www.ticketmaster.com).
Paul Dorpat: Queen Anne/Magnolia Now and Then
MAY 24 Author, historian and Seattle Times Pacific Magazine writer presentation to the Queen Anne and Magnolia historical societies focusing on the 1962 Seattle World’s Fair, 7 p.m. May 24, Seattle Church of Christ, 2555 Eighth Ave. W., Seattle; free (www.qahistory.org).
SUN Meet AquaSox staff and mascots, batting practice, national anthem auditions, concession stands, game tickets available, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Sunday, Everett Memorial Stadium, 3802 Broadway, Everett; free (425-258-3673 or www.aquasox.com).
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);
• Design Details, ends at Smith Tower, 10 a.m. Friday;
• Family Tour, Eye Spy Seattle, for ages 5-10 accompanied by adult, 9:30 a.m. Saturday, $10-$15;
• Architecture’s Greatest Hits, 10 a.m. Saturday;
• Cascade neighborhood, 10 a.m. Saturday, Enso, Westlake Avenue and Denny Way, Seattle.
Century 21 Walking Tours
SAT 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. Saturday, also 10 a.m. May 24, Seattle Center, Seattle; $5 advanced reservations encouraged, day-of tickets subject to availability (seattlehistory.org).
SAT Informal gathering for women to meet and talk about travel experiences, 9 a.m. Saturday, Wide World Books & Maps, 4411 Wallingford Ave. N., Seattle (206-634-3453 or www.wideworldtravelstore.com).
SAT Packing like a savvy traveler, 10 a.m. Saturday, Savvy Traveler, 112 Fifth Ave. S., Edmonds (425-744-6076 or www.savvytravelerstore.com).
Europe Through the Back Door
SAT Britain, 10 a.m. Saturday, Edmonds Theater, 415 Main St., Edmonds; free, reservations required (425-771-8303, ext. 298 or www.ricksteves.com).
TUE Inexpensive volunteer vacations around the world with author Joyce Majors, 7 p.m. Tuesday, Wide World Books & Maps, 4411 Wallingford Ave. N., Seattle; free (206-634-3453 or wideworldtravelstore.com).