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Animal events

Cool City Pets

SAT Adoption event for small animals including rabbits, hamsters, guinea pigs, rats, birds, reptiles, ferrets, 1 p.m. Saturday, Seattle Animal Shelter, 2061 15th Ave. W., Seattle; adoption fees $15-$40 (206-386-7387 or

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SAT Adoption event for cats and kittens from Seattle Animal Control foster-care; adoption fees $45-$195, noon-3 p.m. Saturday, Rainier Community Center, 4600 38th Ave. S., Seattle (206-386-7387 or

American Cancer Society Bark For Life Juanita

SUN One-mile walk to honor guide dogs, service dogs, therapy dogs, with dog games, contests, all welcome with or without a dog; registration, 10 a.m.; opening ceremonies, 10:30 a.m.; dog walking until 1:30 p.m. Sunday, Edith Moulton Park, 13710 108th Ave. N.E., Kirkland; $20 (

Feline Adoption Specials

JUNE 26 Adopt-A-Cat-Month, fees waived on cats over theage of 3, June 26, Cat City, 5200 Roosevelt Way N.E., Seattle (206-782-1700) and PAWS, 15305 44th Ave. W., Lynnwood (425-787-2500 or

Cowgirl Spirit Open House and Tack Sale

PLAN AHEAD Tour the farm, meet rescued horses, buy donated equipment, riding apparel and equestrian gifts, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. June 28; donations of new and used clothing, tack and gifts by June 23 appreciated, all proceeds benefit care of rescued horses, Cowgirl Spirit, Carnation (

Auto events

Classics at Meerkerk

SAT Classic cars on display, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, Meerkerk Gardens, 3531 Meerkerk Lane, Greenbank; $5 (206-678-1912 or

Italian Concours d’ Elegance

SUN Celebration of Italian design, engineering and style, vehicle display including Ferrari, Lamborghini, Alfa Romeo, Ducati, Vespa and many more celebrating 100 years of Maserati, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday, Carillon Point, 5000 Carillon Point, Kirkland; $5 (425-773-0130 or


AFSP Washington Chapter Party for Prevention

SAT Fundraising gala and silent auction for the Washington Chapter of the Association for Suicide Prevention, 7 p.m. Saturday, Talaris Conference Center, 4000 N.E. 41st St., Seattle; $45 (

Longest Day Run, Walk, or Wag for Alzheimers

SAT Sunrise-to-sunset run/walk/dog walk, individual or group for 16 laps, proceeds benefit Alzheimer’s Association, 8 a.m. Saturday, Crista Campus, 19303 Fremont Ave. N., Seattle; $25 ( to/CRISTA).

United Way of King County All-Star Softball Classic

SAT Former Mariners Jay Buhner and Dan Wilson, former Sonic Gary Payton and other local celebrities friendly, competitive softball game to raise money for homeless youth programs, 3 p.m. Saturday, Safeco Field, 1250 First Ave., Seattle; $15-$150 (

Wounded Falcon Project

SUN Fundraiser to support the victims of the Seattle Pacific University shooting, 10 a.m. Sunday, CrossFit Interbay, 4036 23rd Ave. W., Seattle; donations requested (

Children’s Campaign Fund Spring Fundraiser

SUN Honor a Champion of Washington Children, Representative Mary Helen Roberts, to benefit the Children’s Campaign Fund, 4 p.m. Sunday, Dunn Gardens, Shoreline; minimum $35 donation requested (206-395-4371 or

Vintner Challenge

WED Wine culinary competition after party and auction, proceeds benefit Little Bit Therapeutic Riding Center, 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, Willows Lodge, 14580 N.E. 145th St., Woodinville; $75 (


Sound Cycling

SAT Bring your bike to learn hands-on maintenance, 10:30 a.m.-noon; how to integrate biking into your everyday life, 12:30-2:30 p.m. Saturday, Green Lake Library, 7364 E. Green Lake Drive N., Seattle; free, no registration required (206-684-7547 or

Snoqualmie Tunnel Bike Ride

PLAN AHEAD Sound Greenway Trust 20 mile ride on John Wayne Pioneer Trails and 2-mile long tunnel at Snoqualmie Pass, 8:30 a.m. June 28, Rattlesnake Lake, North Bend; $25, preregister (206-382-5565 or


Skandia folk dancing

FRI Scandinavian dance lesson, 7:30 p.m., dance to live music, 0, 8:30 p.m. Friday, Cedar Valley Grange, 20526 52nd Ave. W., Lynnwood; $15, kids free (425-954-5262 or

Emerald City Contra Dance

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

Contra Dance

SAT Music by the Canote Brothers, beginner dancers welcome, all dances taught, all ages welcome, 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Skykomish Masonic Hall, 108 W. Old Cascade Highway, Skykomish; $5 (206-306-1181CQ).

Pirate Dance Party/Community Dance

SAT All ages and abilities dance with live band, pirate dress optional, benefits Wranglers programs for people with cognitive disabilities, 5:30 p.m. Saturday, Northshore Senior Center, 10201 E. Riverside Drive, Bothell; $7-$10 (425-488-4821 or

Sno-King International Folk Dance Club

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



FRI Dance around the maypole, come at 4 p.m. to help decorate it, traditional Swedish meal, music, 6 p.m. Friday, Swedish Club, 1920 Dexter Ave. N., Seattle; $25 (206-283-1090 or

Fremont Solstice Celebration

FRI-SUN Solstice Concert Series, 5:30-midnight p.m. Friday-Saturday, $20-$40; Solstice Parade, 3 p.m. Saturday; Fremont Fair with hundreds of vendors, Art Car Blowout, beer gardens, entertainment, 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Saturday, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Sunday; Yoga for the Solstice, bring a mat, 10:30 a.m. Sunday, Dog Parade, 2 p.m. Sunday, $10 registration benefits dog parks, Fremont neighborhood, Seattle; free (

Marysville Strawberry Festival

FRI-SUN Arts and crafts market in the Park, 2-9 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m.-7:30 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday; car show 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, Asbery Field; carnival, 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Friday-Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday, Marysville Middle School; kiddies parade, 6 p.m., grand parade followed by fireworks, 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Marysville; (360-659-7664 or

Meeker Days Festival

FRI-SUN Entertainment, vendors, kids’ activities, antique tractor display, dog lounge, noon-9 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday, downtown Puyallup (

Juneteenth Celebration and Festival

SAT Holiday commemorates June 19, 1965, when slaves learned of their freedom in Texas, the last state in rebellion at the end of the Civil War; guest speakers, displays about education and African American culture and history, food, activities for all ages, vendors, entertainment by the Kent Black Action Commission, 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Saturday, Morrill Meadows Park, 10600 S.E. 248th St., Kent (

Nordic Fest

SAT Celebration of Scandinavian heritage with vendors, ethnic foods, bake sale, lunch available, craft displays and demonstrations, genealogy information, children’s activities, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, Vesterdalen Lodge-Sons of Norway, Messiah Lutheran Church, 805 Fourth St. N.E., Auburn (

St. Mary’s International Festival

SUN Celebrating music and traditions from around the world, food, entertainment, games, noon-3:30 p.m. Sunday, St. Mary’s Parish, 611 20th Ave. S., Seattle (206-324-7100 or

Taste of Tacoma

JUNE 27-29 Food from a variety of vendors, cooking demos, wine garden, entertainment, 11 a.m.-9 p.m. June 27-28, 11 a.m.-8 p.m. June 29, Point Defiance Park, Tacoma (

Shoreline Arts Festival

JUNE 27-29 Two music stages, hands-on art projects, juried art show, 50 vendors, Food Truck Food Court, Cultural Rooms, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. June 28, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. June 29, 10 a.m. June 28, Shoreline Center, 18560 First Ave. N.E., Shoreline; free (206-417-4645 or

Food events

Pancake Breakfast

SAT Pancakes, eggs, ham, all ages welcome, 8-11 a.m. Saturday, Northshore Senior Center, 10201 E. Riverside Drive, Bothell; $4-$5 (425-487-2441 or

Table to Farm Summer Dinner Series

SAT Sno-Valley Tilth benefit, farm tour, dinner with local ingredients, wine; 4:30 p.m. Saturday, Local Roots Farm, Duvall; $95 (425-270-8469 or

12th Blend & NW Harvest Campaign of Giving Release Party

SAT Release of 12th Blend Wine honoring the victorious Seahawks. music, food, proceeds benefit NW Harvest, noon Saturday, Eye of the Needle Winery, 19501 144th Ave. N.E., Building D1200, Woodinville; admission free, $5/tasting (

Bainbridge Island Brewing Second Anniversary

SAT Special beer releases, music, pizza, noon-9 p.m. Saturday, Bainbridge Island Brewing, 9415 Coppertop Loop, Bainbridge (206-451-4646 or

Nordic Beer Tasting and Drinking Songs

SUN Sample Nordic-style beers, including fresh batches brewed especially for this event, learn Nordic drinking and midsummer songs, 6 p.m. Sunday, Nordic Heritage Museum, 3014 N.W. 67th St., Seattle; $30-$35 (206-789-5707 or

Appreciation Pints for Seattle Animal Shelter Foundation

JUNE 26 Brewery donating $1 to Seattle Animal Shelter Foundation for every pint, sample platter and growler fill sold, adoptable pets available, 4 p.m. June 26, NW Peaks Brewery, 4912 17th Ave. N.W., Seattle (206-981-0887 or


Untangling the Mystery of Vines

SAT Indoor class, tour, offers basic knowledge to identify and care for vines in your landscape, 9 a.m. Saturday, Graham Visitor Center, 2300 Arboretum Dr. East, Seattle; $30 (206-685-8033.

Gardening in shade/miniature/healthy recipes

SAT Learn about plants that do well in shade, 10 a.m.; designing and gardening on a small scale, noon Saturday; sample recipes that go from garden to table, hosted by Bastyr University staff, 11 a.m. Sunday, Molbak’s, 13625 N.E. 175th St., Woodinville; free (425-483-5000 or

Bonsai & Ikebana Demonstrations

SAT Expert demonstrates Japanese art form of bonsai using miniature trees. 11 a.m.-2 p.m., followed by Ikebana demonstration of the art of Japanese flower arrangement by Ikebana Society of Seattle, 2-4 p.m. Saturday, Bainbridge Island Museum of Art, 100 Ravine Lane N.E., Bainbridge Island; free (206-842.4451 or

Jamie Durie

SAT Host and designer of HGTV’s the Outdoor Room shares outdoor room design and designing a garden integrated with edible plants and signs “Edible Garden Design,” 1 p.m. Saturday, Windmill Gardens, 16009 60th St. E., Sumner; $20, preregister; canned food bank donation requested (253-863-5843 or

Lavender/Herb Garden

SAT-SUN Ideas and inspiration for growing and using lavender, 10 a.m. Saturday; how to grow and harvest herbs in containers, 11 a.m. Sunday, Swansons Nursery, 9701 15th Ave. N.W., Seattle; free (206-782-2543 or

Seattle Rose Show

SAT-SUN Bring your roses by 9 a.m. to enter for prizes and ribbons; judging 10 a.m.-noon Saturday, awards 2 p.m. Saturday, roses on display until 3 p.m. Sunday-Sunday, Marketplace at Factoria, 4055 Factoria Mall, Bellevue; free (

Vashon Island Garden Tour

SAT-SUN Explore five Vashon Island garden sanctuaries, music, Garden Art Market, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, Vashon; $25 (206-463-5131 or

North Seattle Estate Garden Tour

SUN Three historic gardens, all proceeds benefit the E.B. Dunn Historic Garden Trust, 1 p.m. Sunday, Dunn Gardens, Shoreline; $100 (206-362-0933 or

Gardening for apartment and condo dwellers

JUNE 26 Expert advice from Seattle Tilth; Grow Salad in Containers, 5:30 p.m. June 26, Freeway Park, 700 Seneca St., Seattle; free, preregister (


NW Psychic Fair

SAT Metaphysical readers, palmistry, tarot, books, psychics, numerology, astrology, Reiki, vendors, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, Baymont Inn at Totem Lake, 12223 N.E. 116th St., Kirkland; free admission, fees for services vary (425-562-4777 or

Christianson’s Nursery: Antique Fair

SAT Antiques and collectibles at circa 1888 Schoolhouse and grounds, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, Christianson’s Nursery, 15806 Best Road, Mount Vernon (360-466-3821 or

Crossroads Doll & Teddy Bears Show & Sale

SAT-SUN Dolls, teddy bears, antiques, miniatures, clothes supplies, antique to modern, appraisals, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Sunday, Washington State Fair Events Center, 110 Ninth Ave. S.W., Puyallup; $4-$9 (775-348-7713 or

Museum events

Wine, Wings & More

FRI Selections from 30 wineries, beer garden, spirits tasting, silent auction. music, 6 p.m. Friday, Future of Flight Aviation Center & Boeing Tour, 8415 Paine Field Blvd., Mukilteo; $35-$45 (425-438-8100 or

SAM Family Festival

SAT In celebration of “Modernism in the Pacific Northwest” exhibit, art making, tours for kids, performances, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, Seattle Art Museum, 1300 First Ave., Seattle; $12.50-$19.50, ages 12 and younger free (206-654-3137 or

MOHAI Teen Takover

SAT MOHAI youth advisers host panel discussion, special performances, music, photo booth, 1-5 p.m. Saturday, MOHAI, 860 Terry Ave. N., Seattle; $14-$17 ages 14 and younger free (206-324-1126 or

What’s Cooking at Fort Nisqually

SAT Fort re-enactors prepare 19th century dishes as they battle for the coveted “Golden Skillet,” 11 a.m. Saturday, Fort Nisqually Living History Museum, 5400 N. Pearl St., Tacoma; $5-$8 (253-591-5339 or

Meeker Mansion Fiber Arts Through the Ages Festival

SAT-SUN During Puyallup Meeker Days, artists demonstrate knitting, spinning, crocheting, embroidery, beading, rug hooking, weaving, tatting, quilting, antique quilts display, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, Meeker Mansion, 312 Spring St., Puyallup; $5 (253-848-1770 or

Mary Olson Farm Open Hours

SAT-SUN Meet cows, chickens, horses and goats, tour of the Olson farmhouse, noon-5 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, Mary Olson Farm, 28728 Green River Road, Auburn; free, suggested donation $2-$5 (253-288-7433 or

Music in the Sculpture Garden

SUN Acoustic music concert series, 2 p.m. Sunday, History House of Greater Seattle, 790 N. 34th St., Seattle; free (206-675-8875 or

Tacoma History Hike

SUN Families welcome to walk or bike, team or solo, to find 30 locations on the map of downtown Tacoma in 90 minutes or 3 hours to collect answers to historical trivia, ending with music, awards, celebration at the museum; 2 p.m. Sunday, sign up opens 12:30 p.m., Washington State History Museum, 1911 Pacific Ave., Tacoma; $10-$25 includes museum admission (

Music in the Sculpture Garden

SUN Acoustic music concert series, 2 p.m. Sunday, History House of Greater Seattle, 790 N. 34th St., Seattle; free (206-675-8875 or

Kids’ Safety Day

JUNE 27 Kids of all ages welcome to see fire equipment displays, climb aboard a fire engine, meet fire fighters and learn fire and life safety skills, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. June 27, Museum of Flight, 9404 E. Marginal Way S., Seattle; $11-$19 (206-764-5720 or www.museumofflight.orgq).

Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park summer programs

ONGOING Trails to Treasure walking tour of Pioneer Square Historic District, 2 p.m. Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays; park open 9 a.m.-5 p.m. daily, Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park, 319 Second Ave. S., Seattle; free (206-220-4240 or

100 Years of Women’s Shoes

ONGOING New exhibit, display of shoes from every era, noon-4 p.m. Wednesdays-Sundays, 6-8 p.m. first Thursdays, White River Valley Museum, 918 H St. S.E., Auburn; $2-$5 (253-288-7433 or

Park events

Canopy Climbers

SAT Monthly event with harnesses, helmets and instruction to climb “Her Majesty,” a 110 foot tall red oak in the Northeast corner the park, for all ages 5 and older to ascend up to 60 feet in the tree, on the hour noon-4 p.m. Saturday, Volunteer Park, 1247 15th Ave. E., Seattle; $25, preregister, walk-in if space available (774-270-2762 or

Friends of Seattle Olmsted Park Tour Park Tour

SAT Friends of Seattle Olmsted Parks two-hour walking tour, 10 a.m. Saturday, Hiawatha Playfield, Walnut Avenue Southwest and Southwest Forest Street, Seattle; free (

Jefferson Horticulture open house

SAT Tour greenhouse that grows plants for park and city landscapes, learn about heavy equipment, meet staff that keep Seattle parks green, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, Parks Natural Resource Unit, Jefferson Park, 1600 S. Dakota St., Seattle (206-684-4111 or

Skateable public art opening

SAT Opening of skateable art sculpture to celebrate Go Skateboarding Day, with pro skateboarders, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, northeast corner of Jefferson Park, 3801 Beacon Ave. S., Seattle (

Owls and Other Organisms — Lincoln Park at Dark

SAT Learn about, look for owls, see stars if it’s clear; 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Lincoln Park, 8011 Fauntleroy Way S.W., Seattle; $10-$15 (206-932-7225 or

Summer Solstice Walk, Poulsbo

SAT See West Sound Wildlife Shelter’s educational ambassadors including hawks, owl, falcon, 4 p.m. Saturday, Fish Park, Lindvig Way between Viking Way and Bond Road, Poulsbo; $5-$10 (206-855-9057 or

Bellevue Botanical Garden Tours

SAT-SUN Docent-led tour, 2 p.m. Saturdays-Sundays, Bellevue Botanical Garden, 12001 Main St., Bellevue; free (425-452-2750 or

Arboretum Walk

SUN Walk to the south end of the arboretum, see Pacific Connections Garden, display gardens of Chile, China, Australia, New Zealand, native Cascadia and newly planted New Zealand Forest, 1 p.m. Sunday, Graham Visitor Center, 2300 Arboretum Dr. East, Seattle; free (206-543-8800 or

Ranger Program: Beavers

SUN Learn about beavers at Mercer Slough and how they shape the habitat around them, 2 p.m. Sunday, Mercer Slough Environmental Education Center, 1625 118th Ave. S.E., Bellevue; free (425-452-2565 or

Wild Waves Foster Kids Day

SUN Half off park admission with donation of new clothing for foster children, sizes children through adult, especially jeans, T-shirts, sweaters and packaged undergarments, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Sunday, Wild Waves Theme Park, 36201 Enchanted Parkway S., Federal Way; $12.99-$19.99, parking $10 (

Ancient Forests, Rockport State Park

PLAN AHEAD Tour of old growth forest with forestry professor Dr. Jerry Franklin and author and former environmental reporter William Dietrich, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. June 28, Rockport State Park, Highway 20, Rockport; no reservations required; parking by Discover Pass or $10 day use fee (360-853-8461).

Remlinger Farms Country Fair Family Fun Park

ONGOING Farm animals, kiddie rides, steam train, hay jump, pony rides, 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m. daily, Remlinger Farms, 32610 N.E. 32nd St., Carnation; $10.75-$12.95 (425-333-4135 or


Third Place Commons

FRI-SAT Mark Lewis Cool Jazz Trio, 7:30 p.m. Friday; Microsoft Jumpin’ Jive swing, 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Third Place Commons, 17171 Bothell Way N.E., Lake Forest Park (

Seattle Public Theater Block Party

SAT Celebration of renovation, see new stage, performance, backstage tours, music, food trucks, 2-4 p.m. Saturday, Green Lake Bathhouse, 7112 West Green Lake Dr. N., Seattle (

Issaquah Make Music Day

SAT Celebration of International Music Day, musicians in venues and on the streets downtown and Gilman Village, 4 p.m. Saturday; join in all-instrument flash mob performing “Louie, Louie,” 6 p.m. on the steps of City Hall, Issaquah; free (425-391-1112 or

Concerts at the Locks

SAT-SUN Eastside Modern Jazz Orchestra, 2 p.m. Saturday; Microsoft Orchestra, 2 p.m. Sunday, Hiram Chittendon Locks, 3015 N.W. 54th St., Seattle; free (206-764-3464).


Rock ’n’ Roll Seattle Marathon and 1/2/Health and Fitness Expo

FRI-SAT Local bands play at each mile along the 26.2 and 13.1 mile course, post-race concert and finish line festival, 7 a.m. Saturday; also, Health and Fitness Expo, showcase of the latest in running gear, sports apparel, health and nutritional information, 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Friday, Seattle Center, Seattle; $120-$150; Expo and finish line festival free and open to the public (


Pike Place Farmers Market

FRI Extra space for farm vendors on the cobblestones including fruit, vegetables, honey, flowers, preserves, cider, wine, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Fridays-Sundays, Pike Place Market, 1501 Pike Place, Seattle (

Life jacket sales

SAT Seattle Parks and Recreation low cost life jackets, $20 infant/youth sizes, $30 adult, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, Evans Pool, 7201 E. Green Lake Dr. N., Seattle (206-684-4961 or

Pike Place Market Express

ONGOING Pike Place Market fresh produce once a week at each location, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.; Mondays, Virginia Mason Medical Center Lindeman Pavilion, Seneca Street between Ninth Avenue and Terry Avenue; Tuesdays, City Hall Plaza, 600 Fourth Ave.; Wednesdays, Occidental Park, South Main Street and Occidental Avenue South; Thursdays, South Lake Union, 410 Terry Ave. N., Seattle, All day Monday, Occidental Square Park, Occidental Avenue South and South Main Street, Seattle (

Special interest

Summer solstice yoga

SAT For all levels, bring a mat, 8-9:30 a.m. Saturday, Athleta, University Village, Seattle; free, preregister (206-523-3250 or

Solstice family event

SAT For ages up to 6 and families, Sponge music, Latin ballroom dance performance, solstice-themed craft activities, Spanish and Mandarin language mini-classes, noon Saturday, Playdate Cafe, 4114 198th St. S.W., Lynnwood; preregister (206-227-7138).

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

Celebrate North Seattle

SUN Block party event along Aurora Avenue, live music, inflatables, carnival, gallery with local businesses, nonprofits and community group, food trucks, 2-6 p.m. Sunday, Oak Tree Village, 10000 Aurora Ave. N., Seattle (

Free Summer Fitness classes

TUE-WED Zumba high-energy dancing to music, all welcome, no experience required, wear comfortable sneakers, 6-7 p.m. Tuesdays, Fisher Pavilion Rooftop; gentle yoga for all fitness levels to increase flexibility and range of motion, bring yoga mat, 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Wednesdays, Exhibition Hall lawn, Seattle Center, Seattle; free (

U Village K.I.D.S.

WED Summer kickoff activities for kids of all ages and family entertainment including lawn games, kid’s concert, 4 p.m. Wednesday, University Village Mall, 25th Avenue Northeast and Northeast 45th Street, Seattle; free (


Jefferson Park Lawn Bowling Club: Friday Night BBQ & Bowls

FRI Learn how to lawn bowl, instruction available, grills available, 6 p.m. Fridays, Jefferson Park Lawn Bowling Club, 4103 Beacon Ave. S., Seattle; $5 (

World Cup at Seattle Public Library

SUN World Cup soccer on the big screen, food available, doors open half-hour before match, seating first-come, first-served, food available for purchase, 3 p.m. Sunday, Central Library, 1000 Fourth Ave., Seattle (206-386-4103); also, 9 a.m. June 26, Northgate Branch, 10548 Fifth Ave. N.E. (206-386-1980); free (

Tee It Up Fore Autism Awareness Golf Tournament

MON Golf tournament to benefit University of Washington Autism Center, 1 p.m. Monday, Mill Creek Country Club, Mill Creek; $125-$500 (206-992-6508 or


Seattle Beaches

SAT-SEPT. 1 Opening for the season Saturday, lifeguards on duty, swimming lessons available, noon-7 p.m. Mondays-Fridays, 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Saturdays-Sundays, weather permitting, beaches at Matthews, 9300 51st Ave. N.E.; Madison, 1900 43rd Ave. E.; Mount Baker, 2301 Lake Washington Blvd. S; Seward, 5902 Lake Washington Blvd. S.; and West Green Lake, 7312 W. Green Lake Dr.; East Green Lake, 7201 E. Green Lake Dr. N.; Magnuson, Northeast 65th Street and Sand Point Way Northeast; Madrona, 853 Lake Washington Blvd.; and Pritchard Beach, 8400 55th Ave. S., Seattle (

Henry Moses Aquatic Center

SAT-SEPT. 1 Opening for the season Saturday, utdoor leisure pool wave machine, water spray play area, two water slides, and six-lane lap pool; public swims, lessons, water exercise, 1719 S.E. Maple Valley Highway, Renton; $3-$14 (425-430-6780 or


Rain2River Walk and Boat Tour

SAT Moderate 2-3 mile walk for all ages, pet-firendly, to learn about gray and green infrastructure, sustainable practices, polluted runoff, RainWise Program, and other ways to keep the Duwamish River clean, 1:30 p.m. Saturday, Mount Baker Park, 3550 S. McClellan St., Seattle; free, preregister (206-422-5698 or

Pioneer Square: Seattle’s First Neighborhood

SAT Seattle Architecture Foundation walking tour, 10 a.m. Saturday, Occidental Avenue South and South Main Street, Seattle; $15-$25 (800-838-3006 or

Queen Anne: The Evolution of an Urban Neighborhood

SAT Seattle Architecture Foundation history and architecture walking tour, 10 and 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Queen Anne Condominiums, 1401 Fifth Ave. W., Seattle; $15-$25 (800-838-3006 or

Revealing Queer Walking Tour

SAT Northwest Lesbian and Gay History Museum Project walking tour, for ages 21 and older, noon Saturday, Cal Anderson Park, 1635 11th Ave, Seattle; $20-$25 (206- 324-1126 ex. 165 or

Alki Point Lighthouse Tours

SAT-SUN Tours of functioning, fully automated aid-to-navigation on an active U.S. Coast Guard site, 1-3:45 p.m. most Saturdays and Sundays, Alki Point Lighthouse, 3201 Alki Ave. S.W., Seattle; free (

Southwest Seattle Historical Society home

SUN Tour of 1920 Craftsman-style lodge, information from descendants of past residents, 3 p.m. Sunday, Gatewood Bed & Breakfast, 7446 Gatewood Road S.W., Seattle; $10-$25, no reservations needed (206-938-5293 or

Purple and Gold

PLAN AHEAD Seattle Architecture Foundation walking tour of campus history and architecture, 11:30 a.m. June 28, University of Washington, Seattle; $15-$25 (800-838-3006 or

Travel events

Gutsy Women

SAT Informal gathering of women to discuss their travel experiences, 9 a.m. Saturday, Wide World Books & Maps, 4411 Wallingford Ave. N., Seattle; free (206-634-3453 or

Rick Steves’ Europe

SAT Provence and the French Riviera, 10 a.m. Saturday, Edmonds Theater, 415 Main St., Edmonds; free, preregister (425-771-8303 or


Madison Park Tree Walk

SAT Led by former Pacific Northwest Editor of Sunset Magazine, Steve Lorton, walk with no hills, information on atures common and exotic local trees, 10 a.m. Saturday, Park Shore Retirement Residence, 1600 43rd Ave. E., Seattle; free, no registration needed (206-325-7623).


Mayfly CD Release Show, harmony singing and fiddle workshops

SUN Harmony singing workshop, 12:30-2:30 p.m.; intermediate-level workshop dedicated to th old time tunes of Appalachia, 2:45-4:45 p.m. Sunday, Dusty Strings Acoustic Music Shop, 3406 Fremont Ave. N., Seattle; $35 (206-634-1662).

Built Heritage Research Series

JUNE 26 Historic Seattle on primary research materials in archives in Seattle and King County, 10:30 a.m.-noon monthly. through Sept. at varied locations, 10:30 a.m. June 26, Seattle Central Library, 1000 Fourth Ave., Seattle; $5-$10 (206-622-6952 or

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