Seattle Aquarium Family Science Weekend
FRI-MON Activities, talks, dive shows, octopus and marine mammal feedings, 11:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Friday-Monday, The Seattle Aquarium, 1483 Alaskan Way, Pier 59, Seattle; $13.95-$19.95 (206-386-4300 or www.seattleaquarium.org).
Summer at Woodland Park Zoo
- Expect traffic delays when Obama visits Seattle Friday afternoon
- Win over USC puts UW’s coaching upgrade (Chris Petersen over Steve Sarkisian) on full display
- Huskies upset USC 17-12 and beat Steve Sarkisian, their former coach
- Lloyd McClendon will not return as Mariners' manager
- Obama visits Seattle for fundraisers; traffic not as bad as expected
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ONGOING Zoo attractions include new Bamboo Forest Reserve, four lion cubs in the African Savannah, twin sloth bear cubs; programs include daily keeper talks; Family Farm Contact Area, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.; elephant feeding experience, 1:30-2:30 p.m. daily, $5; historic carousel, $2; Willawong Station Bird Feeding Experience, $1/seed stick; Rain Forest Food Pavilion; 9:30 a.m.-6 p.m. daily, Woodland Park Zoo, 5500 Phinney Ave. N., Seattle; $11.75-$18.75 (206-548-2500 or www.zoo.org
Meerkerk Wine and Rhodies
SAT Rhodies in bloom, wine and appetizers, 4 p.m. Saturday, Meerkerk Gardens, Greenbank, Whidbey Island; $15, reservations requested (360-678-1912 or www.meerkerkgardens.org
Komen Puget Sound Race for the Cure
PLAN AHEAD 5K race and walk to celebrate breast-cancer survivors and honor those who have lost their battle with the disease, for all ages and fitness levels, 8 a.m. June 2, Seattle Center, Seattle; $25-$50 (206-633-6586 or www.komenpugetsound.org/komen-race-for-the-cure/).
SAF 8K Block Party
PLAN AHEAD Serious About Fitness run/walk and after party, proceeds benefit Hopelink, 10 a.m., June 2, Luke McRedmond Landing, Redmond; $50-$70, preregistration required (www.seriousaboutfitness.net/events).
Sound Cycling Bicycle Maintenance
SAT Overview of basic bicycle parts and maintenance; noon Saturday, Ballard Library, 5614 22nd Ave. N.W., Seattle; free, no registration needed (206-684-4089 or www.spl.org/about-the-library/library-news-releases/sound-cycling-423
Sound Cycling Getting There by Bike
SAT How to use bikes to get around in the city, for individuals and families, noon Saturday, NewHolly Library, 7058 32nd Ave. S., Suite 104, Seattle; free, no registration required (206-386-1905 or www.spl.org/about-the-library/library-news-releases/sound-cycling-423).
7 Hills of Kirkland Cycling to End Homelessness
MON Sponsored by Kirkland Kiwanis, Evergreen Health & King County, three scenic routes with challenging hills, tech support, food stops, 7 a.m. Monday, Marina Park, 25 Lake Shore Plaza, Kirkland; $50-$60 (425-576-9531 or www.7hillskirkland.org).
Emerald City Hoedown
FRI-MON Rain Country Dance Association country-western dances and dance workshops for the GLBTQ community and friends, hours vary Friday-Sunday, Renaissance Madison Hotel, 515 Madison St., Seattle; prices per event, day or weekend, $10-$139 (www.emeraldcityhoedown.com
Northwest Folklife Festival
FRI-MON Ethnic, folk and traditional arts performances in 26 venues, participatory dances, workshops, craft and food vendors, 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Friday-Sunday, 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Monday, Seattle Center, Seattle; free, $10/day donation requested; King County Metro Folklife Shuttle bus service available Saturday, Sunday, Monday from Northgate Transit Center and Sound Renton Park and Ride (206-684-7300 or www.nwfolklife.org).
SAT Ribbon cutting at Old Sauk Accessible Trailhead, 10 a.m.; music in the park with local bands, noon-6 p.m., Old School Park; ribbon cutting at Forest Service Canoe Shed with volunteers, Sauk Suiattle Tribe, Darrington Historical Society, 1 p.m.; Fire Lookout exhibit, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Cascade Senior Center; book signing with Eric Erickson of “Mile Post, a History of the Arlington-Darrington Branch of The Northern Pacific Railway, 1899-2009,” 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Mountain Loop Books and Coffee, Darrington (www.darringtonwatourism.com/darrington-festival-events/darrington-day-celebration).
Kitsap Harbor Festival
SAT-SUN Food and craft vendors, entertainment, murder mystery, beer garden, KidZone activities, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday, Bremerton Boardwalk and Port Orchard Waterfront Park; Kitsap Car Cruz 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Bremerton; Seagull Calling Contest, Sunday, Port Orchard Waterfront Park (www.kitsapharborfestival.org).
Edmonds Waterfront Festival
PLAN AHEAD Entertainment, kids’ activities and rides, food vendors, classic yacht show, beer garden, 3-10 p.m. May 31, 11 a.m.-10 p.m. June 1, 11 a.m.-7 p.m. June 2, Port of Edmonds Marina, Edmonds; $3, ages 12 and younger free (www.edmondswaterfrontfestival.com).
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 (www.BainbridgeWineries.com).
Designing the Northwest Garden
SAT Marianne Binetti on how to design a low-maintenance garden, 1 p.m. Saturday, Bellevue Nursery, 842 104th Ave. S.E., Bellevue; free (800-838-3006 or savingwater.org/savvygardener/
How to Grow Tomatoes Organically
SAT Planting tips, organic growing and care, varieties that perform best, 10 a.m. Saturday, Molbak’s, 13625 N.E. 175th St., Woodinville; free (425-483-5000 or www.molbaks.com).
Gig Harbor Street Scramble
SAT Search for 30 checkpoints on a map on foot or by bike, 10 a.m. Saturday, Skansie Brothers Park, 3207 Harborview Drive, Gig Harbor; free (www.streetscramble.com).
Issaquah Alps Trails Club
SAT-SUN North Fork Snoqualmie River easy 5 miles, 1,000-1,200 foot elevation gain, 11 a.m. Saturday; Tiger Mountain Loop easy 6 miles, 1,200-foot elevation gain, bring Discover Pass, 9 a.m. Sunday; dogs welcome easy 3-5 mile hike, 10 a.m. May 31; all require water, food, day pack, hiking footwear, from Issaquah Alps Trail Club, 175 Rainier Blvd. S., Issaquah (www.issaquahalps.org).
Memorial Day events
Memorial Day Ceremony, Museum of Flight
MON Patriotic music by Boeing Employees Concert Band, noon, Memorial Day ceremony with speakers, 1 p.m. Monday, Museum of Flight, 9404 E. Marginal Way S., Seattle; $10-$18, free Museum admission for veterans and active U.S. military with identification (206-764-5720 or www.museumofflight.org
Wounded Warrior Dash
MON UW Semper Fidelis Society and Husky United Military Veterans 5K race to benefit the Wounded Warrior Project and the Semper Fi Fund charities for wounded veterans, 10 a.m. Monday, Magnuson Park, Seattle; $25-$35 (students.washington.edu/semperfs/drupal/woundedwarrior).
Memorial Day Service
MON Community gathering to remember and honor those who gave their all in service to our country, 11 a.m. Monday, Acacia Memorial Park, 14951 Bothell Way N.E., Seattle; free (206-362-5525 or www.dignitymemorial.com/acacia-funeral-home/).
American Legion Memorial Day Services
MON Cathay Post #186 of the American Legion honors America’s armed forces members who have given their lives for their country, 4 p.m. Monday, Hing Hay Park, 423 Maynard Ave. S., Seattle (425-502-9225
Edmonds Memorial Day Ceremony
MON Memorial Day program to honor veterans with presentation of colors by local veterans groups, POW/MIA Remembrance Ceremony, music, tribute to Korean War veterans; seating limited, bring lawn chairs, 11 a.m. Monday, Edmonds Memorial Cemetery, 820 15th St. S.W., Edmonds; free (425-771-4741 or www.cemetery.edmondswa.gov).
Veteran’s Appreciation Day at Seattle Mariners
MON Veterans of all eras and their families recognized; portion of ticket proceeds benefit National Alliance to End Veteran Suicide, gates open 11 a.m., Veteran Resource Fair on stadium 300 level; game at 1:10 p.m. Monday, Safeco Field, 1250 First Ave., Seattle; $18-$35, purchase online by 5 p.m. Friday (www.na2evs.org/mariners
UW Bothell Dedication of Veterans Archway
TUE Join in dedicating the Veterans Archway, noon-2 p.m., north end of the UW Bothell campus next to the sports and recreation complex, noon Tuesday, University of Washington Bothell, 18115 Campus Way N.E., Bothell; parking in north parking garage recommended (425-352-3869 or www.uwb.edu/about/construction/veterans-archway
Cascade Warbirds Fly-In
SAT Fly-in and display of several vintage military aircraft from several nations from World War II through the Vietnam conflict, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, East Parking Lot, Museum of Flight, 9404 E. Marginal Way S., Seattle (206-764-5720 or www.museumofflight.org).
SAT Free admission to a gallery display of vintage hydroplanes and memorabilia, model hydro racing for kids, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday; auction of hydro memorabilia to benefit the museum, noon Saturday, Hydroplane and Raceboat Museum, 5917 S. 196th St., Kent (thunderboats.ning.com/
Camlann Medival Village
SAT-SUN Living history interpreters portraying 14th-century English village life and activities, noon-5 p.m. Saturdays-Sundays, Camlann Medieval Village, 10320 Kelly Road N.E., Carnation; $5 (425-788-8624 or www.camlann.org
Dr. Maze’s Farm Spring Season
FRI-SAT Mazes, hayrides, farm animals, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Fridays-Saturdays, Dr. Maze’s Farm, 15410 NE 124th St., Redmond; $6 (425-869-9777 or www.drmazesfarm.com
The Nature of Green Lake
SAT Naturalist guided walk around Green Lake to learn about its natural features, 1 p.m. Saturday, Seattle Public Theater at the Bathhouse, 7312 W. Green Lake Drive N., Seattle; free, preregister (206-386-4236 or www.seattle.gov/parks).
Kite Day at Pt. Robinson Lighthouse Park
SAT Fly your kite on the beach, tours of lighthouse by Capt. Joe, music by Geordies’ Byre, food and kites for purchase, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, Point Robinson Lighthouse, S.W. Point Robinson Road, Vashon Island; free (206-463-6672 or vashonparkdistrict.org).
Family Low Tide Beach Walk, Carkeek
SAT-SUN Explore sea life at low tide with a naturalist, wear shoes that can get wet, 10:45 a.m. Saturday, 11:30 a.m. Sunday, Carkeek Park, 950 N.W. Carkeek Park Road, Seattle; free, preregister (206-386-4236).
Family Beach Safari, Me-Kwa-Mooks
SAT-SUN Learn about marine creatures and plants at low tide, wear shoes that can get wet, 10:15 a.m. Saturday, 11 a.m. Sunday, Me-Kwa-Mooks Park, 4503 Beach Drive S.W., Seattle; free, preregister (206-684-7434).
Low tide beach walks, Edmonds
SAT-SUN Ranger walk to learn about sea life at low tide, 11 a.m. Saturday, noon Sunday, Olympic Beach, Dayton Street and Admiral Way, Edmonds; free (425-771-0230 or www.edmondswa.gov
Beach Naturalist Program, Olympic Sculpture Park and Redondo Beach pocket beach
SAT-MON Naturalists help visitors explore the beach at low tide, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, 10:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Sunday; 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Monday, Olympic Sculpture Park, Broad Street and Elliott Avenue, Seattle; and Redondo Beach, 28203 Redondo Beach Drive S., Des Moines; free (www.seattleaquarium.org/beach-naturalist
Beach Naturalist program
SAT-TUE Naturalists help visitors explore the beach at low tide, drop in anytime 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday; 10:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Sunday; 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Monday; 11:30 a.m.-3 p.m. Tuesday, Carkeek Park, Golden Gardens, Constellation Park/South Alki, Lincoln Park, Seattle; Seahurst Park, Burien; Richmond Beach, Shoreline; and Des Moines Beach Park, Des Moines; free (www.seattleaquarium.org/beach-naturalist
Wild Waves Theme Park
SAT-MON Waterpark attractions opening weekend, plus family, kiddie and thrill rides, 10 a.m. 6 p.m. Saturday, Sunday, Monday, Wild Waves Theme Park, 36201 Enchanted Parkway S., Federal Way; $14.99; ages 2 and younger free; parking $10 (253-661-8000 or wildwaves.com).
Remlinger Farms Country Fair Fun Park
SAT-MON Kiddie rides, steam train, farm animals, hay jump, 10:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Saturday, Sunday, Monday, Remlinger Farms, 32610 N.E. 32nd St., Carnation; $11.68-$14.94 (425-333-4135 or www.remlingerfarms.com).
SUN Casual 90-minute guided walking tour of the Arboretum, 1 p.m. Sunday, Graham Visitor Center, 2300 Arboretum Dr. East, Seattle; free (206-543-8800 or uwbotanicgardens.org
Beach Naturalists, Saltwater State Park
MON-TUE Naturalists help visitors explore the beach at low tide, drop in anytime 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Monday; 11:30 a.m.-3 p.m. Tuesday, Saltwater State Park, 25205 Eighth Pl. S., Des Moines; free (www.seattleaquarium.org/beach-naturalist
Mount Rainier National Park
ONGOING Opening weekend of the season for Paradise Inn, Ohanapecosh campground (weather permitting), Longmire and White River Wilderness Information Centers, Jackson Visitor Center open daily; Mount Rainier National Park; $15/private vehicle with seating capacity of 15 or less; or $5/visitor ages 16 and older entering by motorcycle, bicycle, horseback, on foot (360-569-6575 or www.nps.gov/mora).
Good Karma 5K
SUN Choose from 10 charities to benefit, 9 a.m. Sunday, Seward Park, 5902 Lake Washington Blvd. S., Seattle; $35-$40 (www.goodkarma5k.com
Cap Hill Soccer Jam
SAT 4×4 round robin tournament, prizes, giveaways, food, music, benefiting Street Soccer Seattle nonprofit organization to assist the homeless, 10 a.m. Saturday, Seattle University, 901 12th Ave., Seattle; $100/team, preregister; free for spectators (www.caphillsoccerjam.org
SAT-MON Opening season of the weekend of outdoor, saltwater, Olympic-size pool with giant tube slide, Saturday-Monday, June 1-2, 8-9, daily June 15-Sept. 2, Lincoln Park, 8603 Fauntleroy Way S.W., Seattle; $3.75-$6.50, slide additional $1 (206-684-7494 or www.seattle.gov/parks/aquatics/colman.htm).
ONGOING Outdoor Big Pool with 50-foot corkscrew slide, warmer, shallow Little Pool, public swims, lap swims, lesson, water fitness, hours vary daily, Mounger Pool, 2535 32nd Ave. W., Seattle; $3.75-$6.50, slide additional $1 (206-684-4708 or www.seattle.gov/parks/aquatics/Pools/mounger/schedule.htm).
Architecture 101: Windows on Seattle’s Style
FRI Walking tour focuses on design elements of buildings, 10 a.m. Friday, Seattle Architecture Foundation, 1333 Fifth Ave, Rainier Square Atrium, Seattle; $15-$25, advance purchase recommended (seattlearchitecture.org).
Lummi Island Artists’ Studio Tour
SAT-SUN Display and sale by 30 artists at 18 locations around the island, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, Lummi Island; free (360-758-7121 or lummi-island.com
The Fremont Tour, a street theater
SUN Interactive, educational walk featuring Fremont’s unique public art, 5 p.m. Thursdays-Fridays, 1 and 3 p.m. Saturdays-Sundays May 26 through October, Solstice Plaza, North 34th Street and Fremont Avenue North, Seattle; $16-$25 ages under 10 and over 90 free (800-838-3006 or www.thefremonttour.com/).
Architecture Greatest Hits
PLAN AHEAD Walking tour focusing on the construction, context and culture that shaped our skyline, 10 a.m. May 31, Seattle Architecture Foundation, 1333 Fifth Ave, Rainier Square Atrium, Seattle; $15-$25 (seattlearchitecture.org).
Restoration is for Everyone Volunteer Event
SAT All-ages work to remove invasive plants, plant native ones and learn about the native animals and birds your work will support; gloves, tools, snacks provided, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, meet at Picnic Shelter 3. Seward Park Audubon Center, 5902 Lake Washington Boulevard S., Seattle (206-652-2444 or cedar.greencitypartnerships.org/event/gsp/1918/