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Animal events

Corgi Fun Day

SAT Bring your Corgi, Pembroke, Corgi mixes for games, costume contest, anyone interested in Corgis welcome, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, Cedar River Park, 1717 S.E. Maple Valley Highway, Renton; $5/family includes lunch, preregister (425-802-6827 or

Get Out of the Rut Weekend

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SAT-MON Watch and hear deer, sheep, elk and moose engage in their rutting (mating) behaviors, grunting, snorting and clashing, on 50-minute tram tour of the wildlife park’s Free-Roaming Area, with information, crafts and activities, 9:30 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday, Sunday, Monday, Northwest Trek Wildlife Park, 11610 Trek Drive E., Eatonville; $8.25-$19.75 (360-832-6117 or

Auto events

LeMay Car Show, Auction and Swap Meet

SAT Vintage vehicles display, collections of dolls, antiques, and other nostalgic memorabilia, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, collector car auction, 1 p.m. Saturday, LeMay Family Collection at Marymount, 325 152nd St. E., Tacoma; $5-$10 (253-272-2336 or

Fall Car Show

SUN Cars on display, trophies for best of show and people’s choice, noon-4 p.m. Sunday, Country Village, 23732 Bothell-Everett Highway, Bothell; free for spectators (425-483-2250 or


Overlake Hospital Medical Center half marathon and 4-mile walk/run

MON Half marathon run/walk, 4-mile run/walk and kids dash, finish-line beer garden, live music, bouncy houses, 8 a.m. Monday, Marymoor Park, 6046 W. Lake Sammamish Parkway N.E., Redmond; $60-$80 (

Walk/Bike For Sickle Cell

PLAN AHEAD Proceeds fund summer-camp program for youth who battle the disease; 25- mile bike ride, 8:30 a.m.; family bike ride, 3-mile walk, 11 a.m., speakers, information, lunch, 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Sept. 7, Seward Park, Seattle; $15-$30, ages 11 and younger free (253-226-5578 or

Girl Scout Glamp Weekend

PLAN AHEAD Overnight camp for adult women, sleep in cabins, heated troop houses with indoor restrooms or rough it in rustic covered wagon, activities including canoeing, archery, cooking out, wine and food pairing, sunrise yoga, meals; proceeds send Girl Scouts to camp; Camp River Ranch, Carnation; $250-$350 (


Bicycle Sunday

SUN Scenic boulevard closed to motor vehicles, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Sunday, Lake Washington Boulevard from Mount Baker Beach to Seward Park, Seattle (


Skandia dance

FRI Swedish folk-dancing lesson, 7:30 p.m., dancing to live music, 8:30 p.m. Friday, Epiphany Parish, 1805 38th Ave., Seattle; $7-$10, kids free (206-784-7470 or

Emerald City Contra Dance

FRI Beginners’ workshop, 7 p.m., dance with live music and caller, 7:30 p.m. Friday, Phinney Neighborhood Center, 6532 Phinney Ave. N., Seattle; $5-$8 (206-440-9839 or

Sno-King International Folk Dance Club

SAT Request dancing, folk-dance lesson, international folk dancing, 7 p.m. Saturday, Cedar Valley Grange, 20526 52nd Ave. W., Lynnwood; $5-$7 (425-889-0541 or


Vintage Aircraft Weekend

FRI-SUN Food, flying, music, vintage aircraft flybys and demonstrations, interactive displays, World War II re-enactors, military vehicles. 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Friday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, Paine Field, 3407 109th St. S.W., Everett; $7-$15 (425-348-3200 or

Harbor Days Maritime Festival & Vintage Tugboat Races

FRI-SUN Tugboat races, boat tours, entertainment, 5-8 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Sunday, Percival Landing Park, 217 Thurston Ave. N.W., Olympia (

Evergreen State Fair

FRI-MON Carnival, concerts, horse show, rodeo, 4H animals, exhibits, food vendors, 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; $7-$10/Friday-Sunday, $5-$7/Monday; free admission with 3 cans of food, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Friday only; free admission for active military/first responders with ID Friday; NASCAR later models, streets, minis races, 6 p.m. Saturday, $15-$20; Demo Derby and fireworks show, 6 p.m. Sunday, $10-$25; Evergreen Drags races Monday, free with fair admission; rodeo, 7 p.m. Friday, Saturday, Sunday, $5 in addition to fair admission (360-805-6700 or


SAT-MON Music, dance, theater, film, literary art, visual art, Saturday-Monday, Seattle Center, Seattle; $99-$475 (206-673-5060 or

Bremerton Blackberry Festival

SAT-MON Food and craft vendors, beer garden and blackberry wine, entertainment, 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Sunday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday, Bremerton Waterfront Boardwalk, Second Street and Washington Avenue, Bremerton; Berry Fun Run, 8:30 a.m. Saturday; Fly-in and car show, 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Bremerton Airport (360-377-3041 or

Washington State Fair pre-party

SEPT. 5 Washington State Fair farm animals, rodeo features, costumed characters, 1,000 scones for sale (limit one per person), caramel apples, fair souvenirs and tickets, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Sept. 5, Westlake Park, Seattle (

Mukilteo Lighthouse Festival

PLAN AHEAD Arts and food vendors, entertainment, 3 p.m.-midnight Sept. 6, 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Sept. 7, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Nov. 9; lighthouse tours, noon-5 p.m. Sept. 7-8, Mukilteo Lighthouse Park, Mukilteo (425-353-5516 or

Puget Sound Bird Fest

PLAN AHEAD Celebration of birds and nature with guided walks, exhibits, speakers, vendors, Sept. 6-8, Edmonds; advance registration and fees for some workshops and events (425-771-0227 or

Washington State Fair

PLAN AHEAD Western Parade and Cattle Drive with equestrian drill teams, draft horses, military-marching bands, cowboys on horseback driving cattle, 10 a.m. Sept. 6, Meridian Street, Puyallup; concerts, carnival rides, 4-H animals and displays, vendors, food, 9 a.m.-11 p.m. Sept. 6-7, 9 a.m.-10 p.m. Sept. 8, 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Sept. 9-12, 10 a.m.-11 p.m. Sept. 13, 9 a.m.-11 p.m. Sept. 14, 9 a.m.-10 p.m. Sept. 15, 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Sept. 16-19, 10 a.m.-11 p.m. Sept. 20, 9 a.m.-11 p.m. Sept. 21, 9 a.m.-10 p.m. Sept. 22, Washington State Fair Events Center, 110 Ninth Ave. S.W., Puyallup; $12.50, $9/ages 6-18 and ages 62 and older, ages 5 and younger free; prefair discounts available, information online; free admission with canned food donation 9 a.m.-noon Sept. 6 (253-841-5045 or

Food events

Farm-to-table Dinner

SAT Al fresco dinner, roast whole pig and locally sourced, sustainably grown cuisine, 6 p.m. Saturday, Village Green Perennial Nursery, 10223 26th Ave. S.W., Seattle; $100 (

Tour of Bainbridge Wineries

SAT-MON Taste wine, meet winemakers at seven island wineries and tasting rooms, noon-5 p.m. Saturday-Monday, Bainbridge; tasting fee at some locations (

Seafood and Wine Tasting Event

SEPT. 5 Pure Food Fish Market seafood samples paired with wine tasting, 6-8 p.m. Sept. 5, The Tasting Room in Pike Place Market, 1924 Post Alley, Seattle; $30/advance, $40/at the door (

Eat healthy on a budget

SEPT. 5 Living Naturally lecture, how and why to avoid processed food, where to find inexpensive organic food, moneywise healthy recipes, 6-7:30 p.m. Sept. 5, Bastyr Center for Natural Health, 3670 Stone Way N., Seattle; free, no registration needed, space limited (


Meerkerk Labor Day Sale

FRI-MON Species and hybrid rhodies from 1 gallon pots to 6-inch plants, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Friday-Monday, Meerkerk Gardens, 3531 Meerkerk Lane, Greenbank, Island County; free garden admission on sale days (360-678-1912 or


Issaquah Alps Trails Club

FRI-SUN Dogs Welcome easy 3-4 mile hike with up to 900-foot elevation gain, 10 a.m. Friday; hike the lower trails of Tiger Mountain, easy 4 miles, 9:30 a.m. Saturday; Tiger Mountain easy 5 miles with emphasis on trees and shrubs, 9 a.m. Sunday, Issaquah Alps Trail Club clubhouse, 175 Rainier Blvd. S., Issaquah (

Capitol Hill walk

SAT Volkssport 10K (6.2 miles) or 3K walk past historically and architecturally notable churches; start anytime 9 a.m.-noon, finish by 3 p.m. Saturday; group walk of 3-mile route at 10 a.m., Seattle University, 901 12th Ave., Seattle; free; park free in SU University Broadway Garage off Broadway on Columbia Street, look for AVA sign (

Snoqualmie Pass Summer Programs

SAT-SUN Hikes to learn about local plants, wildlife and history, wear sturdy shoes or boots and bring a daypack, sunscreen, water; Gold Creek Pond 1-mile trail hike, 10 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. Saturday; Twin Lakes 2-mile hike through old-growth forest, 10 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. Sunday, Snoqualmie Pass Visitor Information Center; $15/person donation suggested; reservations required (425-434-6111).

Ready. Set. Hike

SEPT. 5 Learn how to have safe and fun outdoor experiences with a National Park Service ranger, sample s’mores and experiment with a variety of outdoors gear, 5:30 p.m. Sept. 5, Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park, 319 Second Ave. S., Seattle; free (206-220-4240 or

Rattlesnake Ledge Geology Hike

PLAN AHEAD Seattle Public Utilities naturalist 4-mile, moderately strenuous hike, 8:30 a.m. Sept. 6, Cedar River Watershed Education Center, North Bend; $5, preregister (206-733-9421 or

Museum events

Duwamish Longhouse Native Art Market & Jumble Days

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

Imaginate, Pacific Science Center

FRI-MON Last weekend for exhibits “Imaginate” exploring creativity and the process of innovation, and “Destination Station,” the story of the international-space station, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Friday, Saturday, Sunday, Monday, Pacific Science Center, 200 Second Ave. N., Seattle; $10-$18 (206-443-2001 or

Camlann Medieval Village

History interpreters portraying 14th-century English village life and activities including blacksmithing, shoemaking, wool dyeing, longbow archery, textile production, noon-5 p.m. Saturdays-Sundays; meals at Bors Hede inn, Camlann Medieval Village, 10320 Kelly Road N.E., Carnation; $5 (425-788-8624 or

First Thursday, NAAM

SEPT. 5 Free admission, 11 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Sept. 5, Northwest African American Museum, 2300 S. Massachusetts St., Seattle (206-518-6000 or

First Thursday, SAM

SEPT. 5 Free museum admission, tours, activities, 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Sept. 5, Seattle Art Museum, 1300 First Ave., Seattle (206-654-3137 or

First Thursdays, MOHAI

SEPT. 5 Free admission first Thursday of each month, 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Sept. 5, MOHAI at Lake Union Park, 860 Terry Ave. N., Seattle (206-324-1126 or

First Thursdays, Museum of Flight

SEPT. 5 Free admission to the museum, 5-9 p.m. Sept. 5, Museum of Flight, 9404 E. Marginal Way S., Seattle (206-764-5720 or

First Thursdays, the Burke

SEPT. 5 Free admission, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sept. 5, Burke Museum of Natural History and Culture, University of Washington, Seattle (206-543-5590 or

Free Days, The Wing

SEPT. 5 Free admission to the museum, 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Sept. 5, Wing Luke Museum of the Asian Pacific American Experience, 719 S. King St., Seattle (206-623-5124 or

Park events

Tennis Fest

FRI-MON Grand-opening celebration of Seattle Parks and Recreation’s new Tennis Center Sand Point (TCSP) with free clinics, open play court time, instruction, tournaments and information on ongoing programs for all ages and skill levels at the facility’s 10 indoor courts and clubhouse; Junior Jamboree Friday; Black Tie and Tennis Shoes Gala, 5:30 p.m. Friday ($75 by reservation); open play, 8-9 a.m. Friday-Sunday, 9-9:30 a.m. and 3:30-5 p.m. Monday; clinics, 4-6:30 p.m. Saturday-Saturday; TCSP cafe dinner, 6:30-8 p.m. Saturday ($5-$10); cheer on players at a viewing party of the U.S. Open matches on the big screen, 5:30-7 p.m. Sunday, Magnuson Park, 7400 Sand Point Way N.E., Seattle; free (

Remlinger Farms Country Fair Fun Park

FRI-MON Kiddie rides, steam train, farm animals, hay jump, 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Friday-Monday, Remlinger Farms, 32610 N.E. 32nd St., Carnation; $11.68-$14.94 (425-333-4135 or

Wild Waves Theme Park

FRI-MON Family, kiddie and thrill rides, water park attractions, `10 a.m.-8 p.m. Friday-Saturday, 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Sunday-Monday, 36201 Enchanted Parkway S., Federal Way; $19.99-$39.99 July 1-Sept. 2; ages 2 and younger free; parking $10 (253-661-8000 or

#FitMob Zumba

SAT LifeWise Health Plan of Washington fitness physical-training workout for all levels, 8:30 a.m. Saturday, Queen Anne Bowl Playfield/David Rodgers Park, 2800 First Ave. W., Seattle; free (

Guided Nature Walk

SAT Walk to the eagles nest, through old-growth forest, along the water, for ages 4 and older, 1 p.m. Saturday, Seward Park Audubon Center, 5902 Lake Washington Boulevard S., Seattle; free (206-652-2444 or

Mercer Slough Nature Walk

SAT Park ranger guided tour, learn about the natural and cultural history of Mercer Slough, all ages welcome, no registration necessary, 2 p.m. Saturday, Mercer Slough Environmental Education Center, 1625 118th Ave. S.E., Bellevue; free (425-452-2565).

Arboretum walk

SUN Casual, two-hour guided walk highlighting the new planted New Zealand Forest that officially opens Sept. 15 in the Pacific Connections Garden, 1 p.m. Sunday, Graham Visitor Center, 2300 Arboretum Drive E., Seattle; free (206-543-8800 or


Blues for Food Fest

SAT All-ages festival to raise money and awareness for Seattle’s Giving Garden Network, noon-9 p.m. Saturday, Magnuson Park, 7400 Sand Point Way N.E., Seattle; $25 (

Bothell Blues Festival

SAT Blues performances by five bands, beer and wine garden, barbecue, all-ages event, opens 11 a.m., music noon-8 p.m. Saturday, Country Village, 23718 Bothell Everett Highway, Bothell; $17 (425-483-2250 or

Country music concert

SAT Performance by Craig Morrison, bring blanket or chair for seating, portion of proceeds benefits housing for homeless families, 4 p.m. Saturday, Wild Waves Theme Park, 36201 Enchanted Parkway S., Federal Way; $22 includes admission to Wild Waves, tickets available online only (

Summer concerts at the Locks

SAT-MON Outdoor concerts, Around the Sound Community Band, 2 p.m. Saturday; Pacific Cascade Big Band, 2 p.m. Sunday; Michael Clune & Sleep Until Noon contemporary blues and rock, 2 p.m. Monday, Hiram M. Chittenden Locks, 3015 N.W. 54th St., Seattle; free (206-783-7059).

Special interest


SAT-MON Exhibition of crafted wood furniture and accessories, noon-5 p.m. Saturday-Monday, Whidbey Island Center for the Arts, 565 Camano Ave., Langley (

M.L. King County Labor Council Labor Day Celebration

MON Union members, families and labor supporters are invited to celebrate Labor Day with live music, food and children’s activities, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Monday, Lower Woodland Skateboard Park, 5201 Green Lake Way N., Seattle; free (206-444-1851 or{ts ‘2013-09-01 00:00:00’}&useCalSection=main).

Rally to Improve Birth on Labor Day

MON Rally to call attention to the health-care crisis around U.S. maternity care in peaceful, family-oriented gatherings to call for evidence-based, humane birth practices, 10 a.m. Monday, Denny Park, 100 Dexter Ave. N., Seattle (


Colman Pool

FRI-MON Outdoor, saltwater, Olympic-size pool with giant tube slide offers public swims, lap swims, water fitness, Friday-Monday and Sept. 7-8, Lincoln Park, 8603 Fauntleroy Way S.W., Seattle; $3.75-$6.50, slide additional $1 (206-684-7494 or

Mounger Pool

FRI-SEPT. 8 Outdoor Big Pool with 50-foot corkscrew slide, warmer, shallow Little Pool, public swims, lap swims, lesson, water fitness, hours vary daily through Sept. 8, 2535 32nd Ave. W., Seattle; $3.75-$6.50, slide additional $1 (206-684-4708 or

Henry Moses Aquatic Center

FRI-MON Last weekend of the season for outdoor leisure pool with zero-depth entry, wave machine, water-spray play area, lazy river, two water slides, water-play structure, toddler water area, and six-lane lap pool; public session noon-3:30 p.m. and 4-7:30 p.m. daily, hours vary for lap swims, day Friday-Monday, Henry Moses Aquatic Center, 1719 S.E. Maple Valley Highway, Renton; $3-$14, discounts for Renton residents with ID (425-430-6780 or


Seattle Architecture Foundation

FRI-SAT Walking tours; Design Details, 10 a.m. Friday; Art + Architecture, 10 a.m. Saturday; Art Deco of the 1920s, 10 a.m. Sept. 5; Architecture’s Greatest Hits, 10 a.m. Sept. 6, Seattle Architecture Foundation, 1333 Fifth Ave., Rainier Square Atrium, Seattle; $15-$25 (

Tall Ships at the Woodmark Hotel

FRI-SUN Tall ships “Lady Washington” and “Hawaiian Chieftain” dockside tours, sails, battle sail events, Friday-Monday, The Woodmark, Kirkland; cruises, $40-$60, dockside tours $3 (

Cruise to Protection Island

SAT Port Townsend Marine Science Center (PTMSC) hosts sail on the historic wooden schooner Adventuress to the Protection Island Wildlife Sanctuary to observe birds and marine mammals; proceeds benefit PTMSC educational programs, 10 a.m. Saturday, Port Townsend; $75-$80, by reservation (360-385-5582 or

Issaquah Valley Trolley

SAT-SUN Half-mile ride on historic trolley, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturdays-Sundays, weather permitting, Issaquah Valley Trolley Depot, 150 First Ave. N.E., Issaquah; by donation (

Historic Columbia City

SUN One-hour guided walking tour of the Columbia City Landmark District, 11 a.m. Sunday, Rainier Valley Historical Society, 3710 S. Ferdinand St., Seattle; $5, no reservations necessary (


Green Redmond Farrel-McWhirter Park

SAT Forest-restoration project, tools, gloves, provided, 9 a.m. Saturday, Farrel McWhirter Park, 19545 N.E. Redmond Road, Redmond; (425-556-2355 or

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