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SAT Benefit walk, 10 a.m.; pet-friendly shopping, Kids Zone, dog agility and contests, food trucks, beer and mimosa garden, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, Marymoor Park, 6046 W. Lake Sammamish Parkway N.E., Redmond; minimum suggested donation $25/adult (425-787-2500 or

Dogs’ Day Out at Molbak’s

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SAT Wine, food to benefit Homeward Pet shelter; pet photos, first-come, first served, $25 for digital image of your pet’s best shot; nail trims for pets, suggested minimum donation $5, 2 p.m. Saturday, Molbak’s, 13625 N.E. 175th St., Woodinville (425-483-5000 or

Pooch Pool Party

SAT Dogs only in the outdoor pool, lazy river and spray park, agility course, sessions 10-11:30 a.m. and noon-1:30 p.m. Saturday, Stewart Heights Park, 402 E. 56th St., Tacoma; $5-$10 (253-591-2042 or

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Edmonds Car Show

SUN Car show, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; beer garden, 10 a.m.-8 p.m.; Kids World Pinewood Derby car kits and racetrack; top fuel dragsters demos, 1 and 3 p.m. Sunday, downtown Edmonds (


PCOS 5K Skate

FRI Skate around the roller rink 50 times, for all ages, fundraiser for Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome and PCOS Awareness Association, 5 p.m. Friday, Pattison’s West Skating Center, 34222 Pacific Highway S., Federal Way; $10 (

Walk/Bike for Sickle Cell

SAT Benefit for kids/adults affected with sickle cell, 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, Seward Park, 5902 Lake Washington Blvd. S., Seattle; $15-$30, ages 11 and younger free (253-226-5578 or

Strikes for Kids

SAT Bowling event hosted by Seahawks Earl Thomas, 5-7 p.m., Marshawn Lynch, 8-10 p.m., proceeds benefit kids’ charities, 5 p.m. Saturday, Acme Bowl, 100 Andover Park W., Tukwila; $150/bowler, $100/spectator, space limited (

Cats Uncorked Wine Tasting and Silent Auction

SAT Wine tasting and silent auction to benefit Purrfect Pals cat shelter, 1 p.m. Saturday, Northwest Cellars Tasting Room, 11909 124th Ave. N.E., Kirkland; $15-$20 (360-652-9611 or,

Petanque Tournament to benefit Edmonds Food Bank

SAT Tournament open to all, doubles, bring a partner. registration 9:30 a.m., games begin 10 a.m. Saturday, Edmonds Civic Center Playfield, 230 Sixth Ave. N., Edmonds; $40/team of two, includes food (206-313-3999 or

Quota International of Kent Valley Holiday Magic Dinner Auction

SAT Buffet dinner, auction, raffle to benefit Kent and Highline school districts, college scholarships, local food banks, and international-service projects, 5 p.m. Saturday, Kent Commons, 525 Fourth Ave. N., Kent; $45 (

Beast Mode Challenge

SAT Run 3.5-mile course with 12 obstacles, proceeds benefit Marshawn Lynch Fam First Family Foundation charities, 9 a.m. Saturday, Meadowbrook Farm, Boalch Avenue Northwest, North Bend; $60 (

Round the Rock Stand Up Paddle Race

SAT Fundraiser for Athletes for Cancer adventure camps for cancer patients and survivors; SUP 13 mile endurance race around Mercer Island, 3.5 mile race around Seward Park and events for kids and beginners, food vendors, beer garden, equipment displays and demos, 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday, Seward Park, Seattle; $15-$85, preregistration required for competitors; event free (

Dooley’s Dog House Wine Tasting/Silent Auction

SEPT. 11 Wine, beer, appetizers, silent auction to benefit Joplin’s Animal Rescue & Sanctuary, 6 p.m. Sept. 11, The Grape Choice, 7 Lakeshore Plaza, Kirkland; $25 (425-889-2200 or

Champagne Brunch with Giuliana Rancic

PLAN AHEAD Entertainment journalist, style and beauty expert and cancer survivor hosts Champagne brunch and fashion show to benefit Rancic’s charity, Fab-U-Wish, 9 a.m. Sept. 14, Westfield Southcenter, Tukwila; $50 (

The WAVE Foundation’s Cycle The WAVE

PLAN AHEAD Women cyclists raise awareness and funds for victims of domestic violence for Women Against Violence Everywhere (WAVE) Foundation noncompetitive ride for women of all ages, 14-60-mile route options or spin class, finish line party, 7 a.m. Sept. 14, Bellevue College, Bellevue; $30-$85 (

Walk For Wishes

PLAN AHEAD Make-A-Wish Alaska and Washington 5K walk and fun run for all ages to generate funds to help grant the wishes of local children with life-threatening medical conditions; 8:45 a.m. Sept. 14, Marymoor Park, Redmond; minimum $100 fundraising goal encouraged (


Saturday group ride

SAT All welcome, 15-20 mph pace rides, 36-mile West Seattle route, 8 a.m. Saturday, Cascade Bicycle Studio, 180 N. Canal St., Seattle; (


Lake Union Boats Afloat Show

WED-SEPT. 14 Floating display of 200 new and used boats of all types, free daily 45-minute sailboat rides, kids’ lifejacket giveaway, kids’ activities, 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Wednesday-Sept. 12, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Sept. 13-14, South Lake Union, 901 Fairview Ave. N., Seattle; $5-$12 ages 11 and younger free (206-748-0012 or


Sno-King International Folk Dance Club

SAT Dance lesson, folk dancing, 7 p.m. Saturday, Cedar Valley Grange, 20526 52nd Ave. W., Lynnwood; $5-$7 (425-385-2088 or

Square-dance lesson information night

SEPT. 11 Information on square-dance lessons Sept. 18 through March, by Samena Squares Dance Club, celebrating their 50th anniversary, 7 p.m. Sept. 11, Juanita Community Club, 13027 100th Ave. N.E., Kirkland (


Auburn Art Wark and Wine Tasting.

FRI Local art, wine tasting, music. 5-9 p.m. Friday, downtown Auburn; wine tasting $15-$20 (

Mukilteo Lighthouse Festival

FRI-SUN Entertainment, craft and food vendors, 3 p.m.-midnight Friday, 11 a.m.-8 p.m., fireworks at dusk, entertainment garden for ages 21 and older until midnight Saturday; 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday; lighthouse tours, noon-5 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, Mukilteo Lighthouse Park, 609 Front St., Mukilteo; children’s parade and grand parade, 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Harbour Point Boulevard North, Mukilteo (

Puget Sound Bird Fest

FRI-SUN Celebration of birds and nature with guided walks, tours, locations and times vary Friday-Sunday; keynote speaker Tony Angell, 7:30 p.m. Friday, exhibits, vendors, speakers, kids’ activities, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, Frances Anderson Center, 700 Main St., Edmonds; most events free, preregistration and fees for some activities (425-771-0227 or

Washington State Fair

FRI-SEPT. 21 Concerts, carnival rides, 4-H animals and displays, vendors, food, 9 a.m.-11 p.m. Friday-Saturday, 9 a.m.-10 p.m. Sunday, 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Sept. 8-11, 10 a.m.-11 p.m. Sept. 12, 9 a.m.-11 p.m. Sept. 13, 9 a.m. 10 p.m. Sept. 14, 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Sept. 15-18, 10 a.m.-11 p.m. Sept. 19, 9 a.m.-11 p.m. Sept. 20, 9 a.m.-10 p.m. Sept. 21; Western Rodeo Parade and Cattle Drive with equestrian-drill teams, draft horses, military-marching bands, 10 a.m. Friday, Meridian Street, Puyallup; Washington State Fair Events Center, 110 Ninth Ave. S.W., Puyallup; $9-$12.50, ages 5 and younger free; free admission 9 a.m.-noon Friday; ages 18 and younger free Saturday-Sunday, online coupon required; active, reserved, retired military and dependents with ID free Sept. 8 and 15; rodeo, 1 and 6:30 p.m. Friday-Saturday, $5-$81 (253-841-5045 or

Port Townsend Wooden Boat Festival

FRI-SUN Display of hundreds of boats on land and in the water, speakers, exhibits, music, beer garden, food vendors, Lady Washington excursions, 9 a.m.-9 p.m. Friday-Saturday, 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday, Port Townsend Wooden Boat Foundation, Water Street, 380 Jefferson St., Port Townsend (

Seattle Tilth Harvest Fair

SAT Workshops on cooking and canning, cooking demonstrations, organic produce sale, food vendors, music, farm animals, seed swap, cider pressing, crafts in the children’s garden, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday; kids’ parade at noon, Meridian Park, 4649 Sunnyside Ave. N., Seattle (206-633-0451 or

Thai Festival

SAT Celebrate Thai culture with traditional food, performances, vendors, activities, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday, Northgate Mall Parking Lot, 401 N.E. Northgate Way, Seattle (

Salmon Return Family Festival

SAT Learn about the environment and the Native American tradition of welcoming the return of salmon with music, arts and crafts activities and yoga for all ages, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, Olympic Sculpture Park, Broad Street and Elliott Avenue, Seattle (

Arts A Glow Lantern Festival

SAT Lantern art and performers, lantern making, food vendors, procession and dance party 8 p.m., 5 p.m. Saturday, Dottie Harper Park, Fourth Avenue Southwest and Southwest 146th Street, Burien (206-988-3700 or

Newcastle Days Celebrates Newcastle’s 20th Anniversary

SAT Community parade, music and dance performances, Newcastle Car Show, community groups and vendors, Newcastle Historical Society cemetery tour, food vendors, beer garden, KidZone activities, 10:30 a.m.-7 p.m. Saturday, Lake Boren Park, Southeast 84th Avenue and Coal Creek Parkway Southeast, Newcastle (425-649-4444 or

Skagit River Salmon Festival

SAT Youth activities and crafts, recreation and educational displays, arts, crafts and food vendors, music, Puget Sound DockDogs, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday, Waterfront Park at Swinomish Casino and Lodge, 12885 Casino Drive, Anacortes (

Seattle Design Festival Block Party

SAT-SUN Design demonstrations, activities, workshops, exhibits, tours, nine installations from the SDF Rumble, designed and built by teams of local designers, community groups and contractors, Showcase14: Seattle Design Pop-Up shop with innovative products from local designers, performances, try parkour, take part in art activities and games, for all ages, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, Occidental Square Park, Occidental Avenue South and South Main Street, Seattle; free, suggested donation $10/adults (206-448-4938 or

Aki Matsuri Fall Festival

SAT-SUN Japanese cultural and educational activities for all ages including martial-arts demonstrations, performing arts on stage, exhibits, food vendors, puppet shows, art exhibits, workshops including origami, taiko drumming, calligraphy, 10 a.m.- 6 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m. — 4:30 p.m. Sunday, Bellevue College, 3000 Landerholm Circle S.E., Bellevue (

International Festival

SAT-SUN Entertainment, craft and food vendors, 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday, children’s area open at noon, Angle Lake Park, 19408 International Blvd., SeaTac (206-973-4680 or

Live Aloha Hawaiian Cultural Festival

SUN Culture and celebration of Hawai’i with performances of the hula and mele, historical exhibits, films, Hawaiian craft workshops, marketplace, keiki activities, ono food, gathering of 600 ukulele players, 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Sunday, Seattle Center, Seattle (206-684-7200 or

Food events

Salsa Making Class

SAT The process of making hot, sweet, spicy and tangy salsas, 11 a.m. Saturday, El Centro de la Raza, 2524 16th Ave. S., Seattle; $50 (206-957-4611 or

Pancake Breakfast

SAT Pancakes, eggs, ham, all ages welcome, 8 a.m. Saturday, Northshore Senior Center, 10201 E. Riverside Drive, Bothell; $4-$5 (425-487-2441 or

Swedish Pancake Breakfast

SUN Swedish pancakes, lingonberries, ham, Scandinavian folk-music performances, 8 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Sunday, Swedish Club, 1920 Dexter Ave. N., Seattle; $5-$9 (206-283-1090 or

The Big Melt — Seattle’s First Grilled Cheese Festival

SUN Amateur and professional grilled-cheese masters compete while hundreds of patrons sample their creations, with live music, craft brews, local wines and specialty beverages, snacks and desserts, 11 a.m. Sunday, Magnuson Park, 7400 Sand Point Way N.E., Seattle; $29, ages 12 and younger free (

Inter-Urban Harvest Party

WED Local food trucks, 16 Seattle wineries, breweries and distilleries, local musicians, 6 p.m. Wednesday, Factory Luxe at The Old Rainier Brewery, 3100 Airport Way S., Seattle; $40-$75 (

Pinot in the City

SEPT. 11 Sixty Willamette Valley wineries from Oregon, sample pinot noir, chardonnay, Pinot gris, 6 p.m. Sept. 11, Herban Feast, 3200 First Ave. S., Seattle; $65 (


Kubota Garden Fall Plant Sale

SAT Conifers, shrubs, native plants, perennials at bargain prices, 9 a.m.-noon Saturday, Kubota Garden Park, 9600 Renton Ave. S., Seattle (206-619-2183 or

Seattle Audubon Fall Plant Sale

SAT Plant vendors include Botanica, Tadpole Haven Native Plants, Madrona Nursery, Discovery Gardens, Fairmeadow Nursery, Queenscup Nursery, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Seattle Audubon Nature Shop, 8050 35th Ave. N.E., Seattle (206-523-4483 or

Harvest Festival

SAT Make dry-flower arrangements, take home dahlia bouquets, taste tomatoes, activities for children, 10 a.m. Saturday, Master Gardener Demonstration Garden, 15416 S.E. 16th St., Bellevue; free (425-485-5942).

Fall Veggie Gardening Class

SAT Choices for the season, crop rotation, extending the season, overwintering crops, 10 a.m. Saturday, Sunnyside Nursery, 3915 Sunnyside Blvd., Marysville; free (425-334-2002 or

Seattle Dahlia Society Show of Blooms

SAT-SUN Thousands of dahlia blooms on display, information, cut flowers, 12:30-5 p.m. Saturday, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday, Lake City Community Center, 12531 28th Ave. N.E., Seattle; free (

Forever Fuchsias: Celebrating 25 Years with Lakewold Gardens

SAT-SUN Northwest Fuchsia Society flower exhibit and display, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, Lakewold Gardens, 12317 Gravelly Lake Drive, Lakewood; $9 (253-584-4106 or

Dahlia Barn

SAT-SUN U-cut dahlias, cut flowers, tuber ordering available 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturdays-Sundays, Dahlia Barn, 13110 446th Ave. S.E., North Bend; prices vary (


NW Psychic Fair

SAT Psychics and intuitive readers, palmistry, tarot, books, astrology, crystals, jewelers, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, Ramada Inn, 22318 84th Ave. S., Kent; free admission, fees vary for services (425-562-4777 or

Genealogy Boot Camp

SAT-SUN Genealogy-research workshops, 10 a.m., 1, 2:30, 4 p.m. Saturday, noon, 2, 4 p.m. Sunday, Bellevue Library, 1111 110th Ave. N.E., Bellevue; free (425-450-1765 or

Museum events

Duwamish Longhouse Native 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 (206-431-1582 or

Grandparents Day

SUN Grandparents who visit with one or more grandchildren enter free of charge, with activities, 10 a.m. Sunday, Seattle Children’s Museum, Seattle Center Armory, Seattle; $7.25-$8.25 (206-441-1768 or

Pacific Northwest Concours d’Elegance

SUN Display of classic cars, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday, Lemay-America’s Car Museum, 2702 East D St., Tacoma; $10-$35 (253-779-8490 or

Hops & Crops Brew Festival

PLAN AHEAD Craft beer and live music benefiting the continued restoration of and educational programming at the farm, for ages 21 and older only, noon-6 p.m. Sept. 13, Mary Olson Farm, Auburn; $15-$20, $10/designated driver (253-288-7433 or

Park events

Bell Street Park Saturday Fun Days

SAT Chalk-art activities, games, imagination playground for kids, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, Bell Street Park, Bell Street between Second and Third avenues, Seattle (

Seattle Japanese Garden Moon Viewing

SAT Lanterns, luminaria, floating boats, music, Japanese dance performance, tea ceremonies, telescopes to see the full moon, 7 p.m. Saturday, Seattle Japanese Garden, 1075 Lake Washington Blvd. E., Seattle; $15-$25, advance tickets required (

50 Years of Wilderness

SAT Celebrate the 50th anniversary of the signing of the Wilderness Act take now protects 109 million acres, and how you can help protect and preserve wilderness and natural areas in Bellevue, 1 p.m. Saturday, Lewis Creek Park and Visitor Center, 5808 Lakemont Blvd. S.E., Bellevue; free, no registration (425-452-4195 or

Forest Nature Walk in Bridle Trails State Park

SAT Join an ecologist and learn about the natural history of forested natural area and dealing with the threat of invasive plants to urban forests, 10 a.m. Saturday, Bridle Trails State Park, Northeast 53rd Street and 116th Avenue Northeast, Kirkland; free, preregister (425-827-6595 or

SummerSet Arts Festival: Celebrating Ronald Bog

SAT Live music, hands-on art, labyrinth walk, earthworks sculpture, arboretum walks, noon Saturday, Ronald Bog Park, 2301 N. 175th St., Shoreline; free (

Salmon: Running the Gauntlet

SUN Learn about the collapsing Pacific salmon populations and what’s being done to save them, 2 p.m. Sunday, Lewis Creek Park and Visitor Center, 5808 Lakemont Blvd. S.E., Bellevue; free (425-452-4195).

Town Hall Seattle

MON Thomas Herrera-Mishler of Buffalo Olmsted Parks Conservancy, shares success story of restoring Buffalo’s Olmsted parks and surrounding neighborhoods and how Seattle could return its historic parks to prime condition, 6 p.m. Monday, Town Hall Seattle, 1119 Eighth Ave., Seattle; $8-$11.50 (


Music at Third Place Commons

FRI-SAT The Fabulous Roof Shakers rockin’ blues, 7:30 p.m. Friday; Sounds of Swing, 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Third Place Commons, 17171 Bothell Way N.E., Lake Forest Park; free (206-366-3302 or

Seattle Peace Concert

SUN Concert by local musicians promoting peace, noon-6 p.m. Sunday, Magnuson Park, 7400 Sand Point Way N.E., Seattle; free, nonperishable food-bank donations requested (206-706-3035 or

Baby Luvs Reggae

SUN All ages party with reggae performances, 4-8 p.m. Sunday, Maxim’s, 5608 Rainier Ave. S., Seattle; $5-$10 ages 5 and younger free (


Washington State Fair Xplore Adventure Race

SUN Teams of two to five people visit locations around the fair, solving clues and completing challenges, submitting proof via smartphone; proceeds benefit Washington State Fair Foundation educational projects; all-ages race, noon; ages 21 and older only, 6 p.m. Sunday, Washington State Fair Events Center, 110 Ninth Ave. S.W., Puyallup; $20-$55, preregister, space limited (


Seattle Design District Association Sidewalk Sale

SAT Vendors selling home décor, furniture, home accessories, antiques, collectibles, jewelry, art, garden, with music, food trucks, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, Seattle Design Center, 5701 Sixth Ave. S., Seattle (206-957-7032 or

Belltown Summer Art Market

SAT Pop-up studios, installations, demonstrations, crafts for kids, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, Bell Street Park, Bell Street between Second and Third avenues, Seattle (

Swedes Read Book Sale

SUN Book sale, books in English and Swedish, pancake breakfast available, 8 a.m. Sunday, Swedish Club, 1920 Dexter Ave. N., Seattle (206-283-1090 or

Special interest

Lecture on Naia, a 13,000-year-old Ice Age human from Mexico

FRI Pacific Northwest Archaeological Society program on remains of a young woman from the bottom of a drowned cave in the jungles of the Yucatan Mexico who is the oldest human found in America, 7 p.m. Friday, Mountaineers Club, 7700 Sand Point Way N.E., Seattle; $5-$10 (

City in Motion: A Community Conversation

SAT Seattle Design Festival event, join Matt Lerner (Walk Score), Tim Harris (Real Change) and friends for a conversation about Seattle and how it can become a place where people of all ages and incomes can affordably live, work, travel, and thrive, factors that make a great, affordable, livable city, 5 p.m. Saturday, The Little London Plane, 322 Occidental Ave. S., Seattle; free (206-448-4938 or

Camlann Medieval Village

SAT-SUN Low-key portrayal of life in a medieval English village with craft demonstrations, noon-5 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, Camlann Medieval Village, 10320 Kelly Road N.E., Carnation; $5 cash only (425-788-8624 or


Colman Pool

SAT-SUN Last weekend of the season at outdoor, saltwater pool with giant tube slide, public swims, lap swims, Saturday-Sunday, Colman Pool, Lincoln Park, 8603 Fauntleroy Way S.W., Seattle; $3.75-$6.50 (206-684-7494 or


Eye Spy Seattle Family Tours

SAT Walking tour of architectural highlights for all ages with activities for kids, 10 a.m. Saturday, Seattle Architecture Foundation, 1333 Fifth Ave, Rainier Square Atrium, Seattle; $10-$15, preregister (800-838-3006 or

Harvard Belmont District

SAT Seattle Architecture Foundation walking tour of early 20th century architecture, 10 a.m. Saturday, Merrill Court Townhouses, 901-917 Harvard Ave. E., Seattle; $15-$25 (800-838-3006 or

Issaquah downtown history walk

SAT Issaquah History Museums two-mile walking tour, 1 p.m. Saturday, Issaquah Depot Museum, 78 First Ave. N.E., Issaquah; $5, preregister (425-392-3500 or

Grandparents Grand Excursion

SAT-SUN Grandparents ride free when accompanied by a paying grandchild of any age on vintage train ride to North Bend, noon, 1,30, 3 and 3:45 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, Northwest Railway Museum, 38625 S.E. King St, Snoqualmie; $10-$18 (425-888-3030 or

Travel events

Travel seminars

SAT Spain’s Camino de Santiago walk, 10 a.m.; exploring Nepal, 1 p.m. Saturday, Savvy Traveler, 112 Fifth Ave. S., Edmonds; free (425-744-6076 or


Angle Lake International Festival Walk

SUN Volkssport 5K 3.1 miles), 10K (6.2 miles) and 12K (7.5 mile) walks on trails, sidewalks and road shoulders in parks, trails and neighborhood, start anytime 9 a.m.-noon, finish by 3 p.m. Sunday, Angle Lake Park, 19408 International Blvd., SeaTac (206-788-7969 or


Home Retrofit

SAT Seattle Office of Emergency Management workshop for homeowners on how to secure a house built before 1980 to its foundation, how to do it yourself or hire a qualified contractor, 2 p.m. Saturday, Greenwood Library, 8016 Greenwood Ave. N., Seattle; free (206-386-4636 or

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