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Fabulous Felines

SAT Kittens and cats from Seattle Animal Shelter foster homes ready for adoption, noon-3 p.m. Saturday, Bitter Lake Community Center, 13035 Linden Ave. N., Seattle; adoption fees $34-$145 (206-386-7387 or

Cowgirl Spirit Tack Sale and Open House

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SAT Open house, tack sale, tours at nonprofit horse-rescue facility, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, Cowgirl Spirit, 8550 Ames Lake-Carnation Road N.E., Carnation (

Kitsap Humane Society PetsWalk

SAT Benefit 1K or 5K walk, kids’ activities, demonstrations, vendors, music, adoptable animals, 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, Kitsap County Fairgrounds, 1200 N.W. Fairgrounds Road, Bremerton; donation requested (

Meow in Mukilteo Adoption Event

SUN Six feline-rescue groups bring cats and kittens in need of families, noon Sunday, Rosehill Community Center, 304 Lincoln Ave., Mukilteo (206-486-4738 or

Auto events

Concours d’Elegance at The Wood

SAT “All Things Italian” classic, sports and muscle car show, wine, microbrews; proceeds benefit Alderwood-Terrace Rotary Club youth organizations and service projects; 1-5 p.m. Saturday, Lynnwood Golf Course, 20200 68th Ave. W., Lynnwood; $10-$20 (206-546-2724 or


Greyt Walkathon

SUN Fundraiser walk for greyhound rescue, dogs welcome, 10 a.m. Sunday, Bellevue Downtown Park, 10201 N.E. Fourth St., Bellevue; $26-$29 (425-891-1239 or

Mack Strong Golf Tournament/Dinner

WED Proceeds fund Team-Works mentoring programs for at-risk youth, noon Wednesday, Golf Club at Newcastle, Newcastle; $85-$250 (206-922-5340 or

Mojitos Against Mosquitoes

JULY 18 Happy hour to benefit the Uganda Village Project, 6 p.m. July 18, The BalMar, 5449 Ballard Ave. N.W., Seattle; $15 (

Seattle Children’s Hospital & Hydrocephalus Association Walk

PLAN AHEAD Walk to support research and education, 10 a.m. July 20, Magnuson Park, Seattle; donations requested (

North Seattle Boys & Girls Club 70 Year Celebration

PLAN AHEAD Celebration of the anniversary of the first Boys & Girls Club in Washington state, appetizers, cocktails, silent auction, speakers, memorabilia display, dancing; for ages 21 and older only, 7 p.m. July 20, North Seattle Boys & Girls Club, 8635 Fremont Ave. N., Seattle; $25 (425-443-0735 or

SummeRun & Walk for Ovarian Cancer

PLAN AHEAD Swedish Medical Center Foundation 5K run or walk, all proceeds benefit Marsha Rivkin Center for Ovarian Cancer Research, 8:15 a.m. July 21, Seattle; $30-$35 (206-215-6700 or


Seattle-to-Portland Bicycle Classic

SAT-SUN 204-mile ride from Seattle to Portland; sold out (

Bicycle Sunday

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


Chris-Craft Rendezvous

FRI-SUN Gathering of classic Chris-Crafts, music, dock parties, boat tours, swap meet and demonstrations, Port Orchard Marina (


Ballroom Dance Party

FRI Salsa dance lessons, 7 and 8 p.m., ballroom dance party, 8:45 p.m. Friday, Aria Ballroom, 15300 N.E. 95th St., Redmond; $5-$10 (425-867-0777 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; ice-cream social, wear red, white and/or blue, 7 p.m. Saturday, Cedar Valley Grange, 20526 52nd Ave. W., Lynnwood; $7 (425-385-2088 or

Dancing til Dusk, Westlake Park

TUE All ages outdoor dance, beginners’ instruction first hour, Zydeco with Swamp Soul, 6 p.m. Tuesday, Westlake Park, 401 Pine St., Seattle; free (206-264-5646 or

Salsa Thursdays, Occidental Park

JULY 18 All ages outdoor salsa dance, beginners’ instruction first hour, music by Tumbao, 6 p.m. July 18, Occidental Square Park, Occidental Avenue South and South Main Street, Seattle; free (206-264-5646 or


Redmond Derby Days

FRI-SAT Carnival, music, 5-10 p.m. Friday; kids parade, 10 a.m. Saturday, grand parade, 11 a.m.; carnival rides, music, food, kids’ activities, vendors, beer and wine garden, bicycle Criterium, fireworks finale, 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Saturday, Redmond City Hall, 15670 N.E. 85th St., Redmond (

Blue Willow Lavender Festival

FRI-SAT Music, craft and food vendors, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Friday-Saturday, Blue Willow Lavender Farm, 10615 Wright Bliss Road Kp N, Gig Harbor (

West Seattle Summer Fest

FRI-SUN Merchant sidewalk sale, arts and crafts vendors street fair, music, 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Friday-Saturday, California Stage and beer garden open later; 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday, California Avenue Southwest and Southwest Alaska Street, Seattle (206-935-0904 or

King County Fair

FRI-SUN Entertainment, 4H livestock shows and exhibits, petting zoo, rides, racing pigs, noon-10 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Saturday, noon-9 p.m. Sunday, Enumclaw Expo Center, 45224 284th Ave. S.E., Enumclaw; $5-$7, ages 4 and younger free; advance discount tickets available online (

Redmond Town Center Arts Festival & Sidewalk Sale

FRI-SUN Arts and crafts vendors, artist demos and displays, retail sidewalk sale, food trucks, musical entertainment, 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Friday-Saturday, 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Sunday, Redmond Town Center, 16495 N.E. 74th St., Redmond (425-867-0808 or

Kent Cornucopia Days

FRI-SUN Carnival, street fair, entertainment, parade, soccer tournament, skateboard tournament, 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Friday-Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday; downtown Kent; Cornucopia Dragon Boat Races Saturday, Lake Meridian Park, Kent (253-852-5466 or

McCleary Bear Festival

FRI-SUN Carnival, car show, parade, games, 3-7 p.m. Friday, 9 a.m.-7 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday, McCleary Community Center, 726 W. Simpson Ave., McCleary (360-495-3667 or

Seafair Milk Carton Derby

SAT Milk-carton boats of all sizes and shapes compete for prizes, kids’ entertainment, SUP (stand up paddleboard) demonstrations and competition, vendors, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Green Lake Park, 7201 E. Green Lake Drive N., Seattle (

Pioneer Square Fire Festival

SAT Celebrating the rebirth of Pioneer Square after the Great Seattle Fire of 1889 with antique fire engines, vintage police cars, activities by Last Resort Fire Department, Seattle Metropolitan Police Museum and Klondike Gold Rush National Historic Park, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, Occidental Square Park, Occidental Avenue South and South Main Street, Seattle (

Polish Festival

SAT Polish folk performances, regional costume fashion show, art exhibit, cultural workshops, food demos, Polish craft vendors, exhibits, children’s activities, participatory dance, 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Saturday, Seattle Center Armory, Seattle (206-684-7200 or

Bastille Bash

SAT Entertainment for all ages, food and beverages from 30 vendors, chef demos, entertainment, Spirits Garden in Rover’s courtyard, food bites $2.50, $5, $7.50 with tickets sold in $10 increments, wine passport tasting $20; proceeds benefit Children’s Response Center, 3-8 p.m. Saturday, on East Madison Street from 27th to 30th Avenues, Seattle (

Sub Pop Silver Jubilee

SAT Sub Pop Records celebrates its 25th year with a festival of live music, art, record fair, food, beer and wine. 10 a.m.-11 p.m. Saturday, Georgetown historic business district, 5000 block of Airport Way South, Seattle (

Ballard SeafoodFest

SAT-SUN Entertainment on two stages, children’s activities, arts and crafts vendors, local beer and wine, salmon barbecue, food trucks, seafood vendors, 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Saturday, 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Sunday, Ballard, Market Street and Ballard Avenue, Seattle (206-784-9705 or

Chinatown-ID Dragon Fest

SAT-SUN Lion and Dragon dances, taiko drumming, martial-arts demonstrations, drill teams, music and dance performances, arts and crafts vendors, $2 food walk at local restaurants, noon-8 p.m. Saturday, noon-6 p.m. Sunday; Anime Costume Contest, 4:30-6 p.m. Sunday, Chinatown-International District, Seattle (

Wedgwood Art Festival

SAT-SUN Juried art festival, music, food, puppet shows and kid’s activities. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, Hunter Tree Farm, 7744 35th Ave. N.E., Seattle (

Mercer Island Summer Celebration

SAT-SUN Entertainment on two stages, children’s fun zone, boat rides around the island, fun run, youth 3-on-3 basketball tournament, car show, food vendors, arts and craft vendors, 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday; parade, 10 a.m. Saturday, Town Center; food vendors, entertainment, fireworks, 7-10 p.m. Saturday, Luther Burbank Park, Mercer Island (

Mill Creek Festival and Street Fair

SAT-SUN Arts, crafts and neighborhood business vendors, car show, food court, entertainment, beer and wine garden, children’s activities, pet plaza. 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Saturday, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday, Mill Creek Town Center, 153rd Street Southwest and Main Street, Mill Creek (

Lakewood SummerFest

SAT-SUN Entertainment on two stages, 5K fun run, food vendors, Kid Zone ($5/child), outdoor movie Saturday; 11 a.m.-11 p.m. Saturday, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday, Fort Steilacoom Park, 8714 87th Ave. S.W., Lakewood (

Rhubarb Days

SAT-SUN Farmers Market, music, arts and crafts vendors, rhubarb pie sale, pie-eating contest, beer garden, 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Main Street, Sumner (

Art By The Bay Stanwood-Camano Festival of Art and Music

SAT-SUN Arts and crafts vendors, music, plants and garden art, food. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, Stanwood & Camano Fairgrounds, 6431 Pioneer Highway, Stanwood (

Café Campagne & Marche Bastille Day Celebration

SUN Burlesque performances, music, street food, beer, wine, 4 p.m. Sunday, Café Campagne, 1600 Post Alley and in outdoors in Post Alley, Seattle (206-728-2800 or

Kla Ha Ya Days Festival

WED-JULY 21 Music, carnival, street fair, parade, car show, 5-11:45 p.m. Wednesday, 3-11:45 July 18-19, 8 a.m.-11:45 p.m. July 20, 10 a.m.-8 p.m. July 21, Snohomish (

Bite of Seattle

PLAN AHEAD Food vendors, cooking demonstrations, entertainment, beer gardens, 11 a.m.-9 p.m. July 19-20, 11 a.m.-8 p.m. July 21; Seattle Center, Seattle (

Kirkland Uncorked

PLAN AHEAD Washington wines-tasting garden, 5-10 p.m. July 19, 11 a.m.-10 p.m. July 20, 1-6 p.m. July 21; Promenade with food, entertainment, vendors, boat show, 2-8 p.m. July 19, 11 a.m.-8 p.m. July 20, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. July 21; CityDog Magazine cover-dog model contest, noon July 21, Marina Park, Kirkland; Promenade events free, wine garden $15-$30 (

Sequim Lavender Festival and Farm Faire

PLAN AHEAD Farms tours, Arts and Crafts Faire in the Park, 9 a.m.-7 p.m. July 19-20, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. July 21, Sequim (360-808-3940 or

Food events

Bremerton Summer Brewfest

SAT Beer from 28 Washington breweries, noon-6:30 p.m. Saturday, downtown Bremerton; $15-$20 (

Sunsets In Snohomish Wine Walk

SAT Wine tasting at downtown shops, bring your own glass, 5-8 p.m. Saturday, downtown Snohomish; $10 (425-330-0831 or

Cherry Sampling Day

SAT Classes and demonstrations on growing cherries, samples, cherries $5 a bag, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, Western Washington Fruit Research Foundation Garden, 16650 State Route 536, Mount Vernon; $15/person, $30/family (

Tour of Bainbridge Wineries

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

Riesling Rendezvous Grand Tasting

SUN-TUE More than 70 wineries from around the world showcase riesling, food trucks, music, Sunday-Tuesday, Chateau Ste. Michelle, 14111 N.E. 145th St., Woodinville; $75-$100 (

PNA Summer Beer Taste

PLAN AHEAD Microbrews from 20 Northwest breweries, snacks, music, 4-7 p.m. July 20, Phinney Neighborhood Center, Seattle; $25-$30 (206-783-2244 or


Bainbridge in Bloom

FRI-SAT Tour five Bainbridge gardens. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday-Saturday, Filipino American Community Hall, 7566 High School Road, Bainbridge Island; $20-$125 (206-842-7901 or

Interbay P-Patch Lavender U-Pick Sale

SAT-SUN Lavender in many varieties, $4-$6/bundle; lavender products, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, Interbay P-Patch, 2451 15th Ave. W. (15th Avenue West and West Wheeler Street), Seattle (206-999-9677).

Georgetown Garden Walk

SUN Self-guided tour of 30 urban residential gardens, artist studios, shops, aquatic nursery, restaurants and the Museum of Communication, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday, Bank of America, Georgetown, 1112 S. Bailey St., Seattle; free (

Woodinville Lavender Farm Tour

WED Master Gardener on the history, botany, selection, care and uses of lavender on tour of sustainable and organic gardens, 1 p.m. Wednesday, Woodinville Lavender, 14223 Woodinville Redmond Rd NE, Redmond; $20-$25 (


Explore the Greenway — Rattlesnake Mountain Hike

SAT Hike 10.2-mile length of Rattlesnake Mountain with views of Snoqualmie Valley and Cascade Mountains, followed by barbecue, 8:30 a.m. Saturday, Rattlesnake Lake, North Bend; $25, registration required (

Snoqualmie Pass Summer Programs

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


Stargazing at Green Lake and Paramount School Park

SAT Seattle Astronomical Society star parties to view the night sky through telescopes, talks identifying celestial objects, all ages and skill levels welcome; instruction on use of personal telescopes available; inclement weather may cancel, 9 p.m. Saturday, Green Lake Park, 7201 E. Green Lake Drive N., Seattle and Paramount School Park, Eighth Avenue Northeast and Northeast 155th Street, Shoreline; free (

Planetarium Show ‘Galaxies Far, Far Away’

SAT Astronomer looks at distant galaxies, the universe and its history; if the sky is clear, telescopes available to see deep-sky wonders, 8:30 p.m. Saturday, Battle Point Park, 11299 Arrow Point Drive N.E., Bainbridge Island; $2-$5 (206-842-9152 or

Antique Tractor Pull & Engine Show

SAT-SUN Antique Farm Engine & Tractor Association displays and demonstrations, 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, Grays Harbor County Fairgrounds, 43 Elma-McCleary Road, Elma; $5 (360-482-2651 or

Fresh Air Artists Festival

SAT-JULY 19 Fresh air painting, demonstrations, workshops, cowboy roundup, quick-draw competition, Saturday through July 19, Carpenter House Museum and Art Gallery, 302 West 3rd St., Cle Elum; $10-$90 (509-649-2880 or

Bastille Day, Edmonds

SUN Petanque (Boules) tournament, French food, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday, Edmonds Civic Center Playfield, 230 Sixth Ave. N., Edmonds; $10 (


Scrapbook Expo

PLAN AHEAD Scrapbooking vendors, workshops, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. July 19, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. July 20, Washington State Fair Events Center, Puyallup; $10-$15 ages 12 and younger free (253-841-5045 or

Museum events

Eats & Beats: Recess Monkey

SAT Rock band for kids and families, pizza available, 5:30 p.m. Saturday, KidsQuest Children’s Museum, 4089 Factoria Blvd. S.E., Bellevue; $9-$14 (425-637-8100 or

Issaquah History Museums Present: Bad Ben Legg

SAT The story of Ben Legg’s arrest in 1920, the organized labor movement and loggers in early Issaquah, 11 a.m. Saturday, Issaquah Depot Museum, 78 First Ave. N.E., Issaquah; free (425-392-3500 or

Veggie Car Races

SAT Build a race car from vegetables, races, 1 p.m. Saturday, Mary Olson Farm, 28728 Green River Road, Auburn; free (253-288-7439 or

Camlann Medieval Village

SAT-SUN Living history museum 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

Family Sundays at the Henry

SUN Adults and kids ages 5-12 learn and create together, 2 p.m. Sunday, Henry Art Gallery, 4100 15th Ave. N.E., Seattle; $10/family (

Virginia V Cruise Around Bainbridge Island

PLAN AHEAD Bainbridge Island Historical Museum three-hour cruise aboard the historic steamship Virginia V, 3 p.m. July 21, Seattle; $125 (206-842-2773 or

Park events

Flowering Plant Walk

SAT Explore the park’s wildflowers, 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Discovery Park, 3801 W. Government Way, Seattle; free, preregister (206-386-4236 or

Taste of Van Asselt

SAT Information on programs, carnival games, entertainment, food vendors, noon-3 p.m. Saturday, Van Asselt Community Center, 2820 S. Myrtle St., Seattle (206-386-1921).

Summer at Olympic Sculpture Park

SAT Outdoor yoga, bring your own mat, 10:30-11:30 a.m. Saturdays; Zumba Latin dance/fitness, athletic shoes recommended, 2-3 p.m. Saturdays; art activities, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturdays; tours, noon and 1 p.m. Saturdays-Sundays; food trucks, live music on the lawn, art activities, 6-8 p.m. Thursdays, tours 6:30 p.m. Thursdays; Olympic Sculpture Park, Broad Street and Elliott Avenue, Seattle; free (206-654-3100 or

YMCA Boot Camp and Yoga

SAT Outdoor classes for all levels, yoga, bring mat or towel, 10:45-11:45 a.m. Saturdays; boot camp fast-paced, interval style workout, 9:30-10:30 a.m. Saturdays, Cowen Park, 5849 15th Ave. N.E., Seattle; free (206-524-1400 or

Mukilteo Beach Days

SAT Explore the beach at low tide with WSU Beach Watchers, 1:30-3:30 p.m. Saturday; half-hour beach walk and talk, noon Saturday, Mukilteo Lighthouse Park, 609 Front St., Mukilteo (

Mercer Slough Ranger Program: Maps

SUN Join a park ranger to learn the basics of using a map and compass, 2 p.m. Sunday, Mercer Slough Environmental Education Center, 1625 118th Ave. S.E., Bellevue; free (425-452-2565).


Pearl Django

FRI Out to Lunch Summer Concert Series, noon Friday, Columbia Center, 701 Fifth Ave., Seattle; free (206-613-3220 or

Emerald City Trapeze Arts Student Show

FRI Students performing on the flying trapeze and aerial apparatus, 7 p.m. Friday, Emerald City Trapeze Arts, 2702 Sixth Ave. S., Seattle; free, donations welcome (206-906-9442 or

Recess Monkey

FRI Family rock concert, noon today, Tiffany Park, 1902 Lake Youngs Way S.E., Renton; free (425-226-0522 or

North Country Bluegrass Band

SAT Concert, 1 p.m. Saturday, Bellevue Library, 1111 110th Ave. N.E., Bellevue (425-450-1765 or

Summer concerts at the Locks

SAT-SUN Outdoor concerts, Greenwood Concert Band, 2 p.m. Saturday; Musica Molide, 2 p.m. Sunday, Hiram M. Chittenden Locks, 3015 N.W. 54th St., Seattle; free (206-783-7059).

Magic and Wonder of Reading

SUN Magician Steffan Soule show for all ages, 1 p.m. Sunday, Mercerdale Park, 77th Avenue Southeast and Southeast 32nd Street, Mercer Island; free (206-841-9923 or

Summer Concert Series

SUN Seattle Peace Concerts with local bands, all ages welcome, noon-6 p.m. Sunday, Magnuson Park, 7400 Sand Point Way N.E., Seattle; free, nonperishable food-bank donations requested (

Edmonds Summer Concerts

SUN Outdoor summer concert series. 3-4 p.m. Sundays, Edmonds City Park, Edmonds Way and Pine Street, Edmonds (

U Village Sounds of Summer Concert Series

WED Live music, beer garden, kids’ activities, 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, University Village, 25th Avenue Northeast and Northeast 45th Street, Seattle; free (206-523-0622 or

Kent Summer Concert Series

JULY 18 Live performances, 7-8:30 p.m. Thursdays, Lake Meridian Park, 14800 S.E. 272nd St., Kent; free (

Kirkland Summer Concert Series

JULY 18 Live performances. 7-8:30 p.m. Thursdays, Marina Park, 25 Lake Shore Plaza, Kirkland; free (

Thursday Night Concerts

JULY 18 Live performances. 6:30-8 p.m. Thursdays, Lake Burien School Park, Southwest 148th Street and 16th Avenue Southwest, Burien; free (

Concerts in the Park

JULY 18 Live performances. 6:30-8 p.m. Thursdays, Pine Lake Park, 2615 228th Ave. S.E., Sammamish; free (

Darrington Bluegrass Festival

PLAN AHEAD Outdoor bluegrass festival, July 19-21, Darrington Music Park, Darrington; $15-$20 (360-436-1179 or

Winthrop Rhythm & Blues Festival

PLAN AHEAD Blues bands, vendors, beer garden, July 19-21, Winthrop; $80-$90 (


Kent Cornucopia Days Fun Run & Walk

SAT 5K run and walk on flat course, 9 a.m. Saturday, registration 7:30 a.m., Three Friends Fishing Hole Park, South 196th Street and 58th Place, Kent; $10-$30 (253-856-5050 or

Summer Spirit Run

SAT 5K, 10K, 15K events, run or walk, participants encouraged to wear high school or college gear, 9:30 a.m. Saturday, Magnuson Park, 7400 Sand Point Way N.E., Seattle; $12-$24 (

Crown of Queen Anne Fun Run/Walk

SAT Scenic 3.3-mile race on Queen Anne streets, 8-10:30 a.m. Saturday, Queen Anne Lutheran Church, 2400 Eighth Ave. W., Seattle; $40 (206-282-1540 or

Mercer Mile Fun Run

SAT One-mile run before parade, 9:30 a.m. Saturday, Mercerdale Park, 77th Avenue Southeast and Southeast 32nd Street, Mercer Island; $12 (

Run to the Top

SAT Hilly 5K run/walk, post-race celebration, for ages 21 and older, 7 p.m. Saturday, McKinley Park, 907 Upper Park St., Tacoma; $25 (

Clothing Optional Bare Buns Fun Run West

SUN Clothing Optional 5K fun run/walk, prizes, photo ID required, 11 a.m. Sunday, Fraternity Snoqualmie Family Nudist Park, 24050 S.E. 127th St., Issaquah; $25-$30 (425-392 -6833 or

Brooks Nightlife Training Run

JULY 18 Training run, 6:30 p.m. July 18, Road Runner Sports, 7020 Woodlawn Ave. N.E., Seattle; free (206-517-5100).

Float Dodger 5K

PLAN AHEAD Outrun the floats before the West Seattle Summer Parade, proceeds benefit Leukemia and Lymphoma Society and West Seattle Rotary, 9:45 a.m. July 20, Seattle; $30-$35 (

Benaroya Research Institute Seafair Triathlon

PLAN AHEAD Swim, bike, run, July 21, Seward Park, Seattle; $20-$100 (


Farmers Market on Pike Place

FRI-SUN Additional space for farmers to sell produce along Pike Place with some blocks closed to vehicles, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays, Chefs on the Cobblestones cooking demonstrations noon and 2 p.m. Sundays, Pike Place Market, Seattle (

Summer Clothing Swap Party

SUN Bring clean, fashionable wearables for men and women, noon-5:30 p.m. Sunday, OmCulture, 2210 N. Pacific St., Seattle; $10 cover w/20+ items, $20 cover w/ 20 items or less/no items, cash only (

Special interest

Day Out with Thomas

FRI-SUN Train ride with Thomas the Tank Engine, Thomas & Friends-themed entertainment, 9 a.m.-3:45 Friday-Sunday and July 19-21, Northwest Railway Museum, 38625 S.E. King St, Snoqualmie; $21, reservations recommended (866-468-7630 or

Seattle Center Fitness Program

TUE-WEDS Zumba workout dance class, no experience necessary, 6-7 p.m. Tuesdays, Fisher Pavilion Rooftop; Gentle Yoga for everyone, bring yoga mat, 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Wednesdays, Exhibition Hall lawn north of International Fountain, Seattle Center, Seattle; free (


Family Waterfall Tours

FRI-SUN One-hour tour by bus and foot to visit Cedar Falls, learn how it supplies Seattle’s tap water, 10:15 a.m. and 1:15 p.m. Friday-Sunday, Cedar River Watershed Education Center, 19901 Cedar Falls Road S.E., North Bend; $5 (206-733-9421 or 425-831-6780 or

South Lake Union Neighborhood Tour: Extreme Makeover Edition

SAT MOHAI and the Seattle Architecture Foundation (SAF) exploration of historical and architectural stories on the neighborhood’s dramatic changes, 10 a.m. Saturday, MOHAI at Lake Union Park, 860 Terry Ave. N., Seattle; $15-$20 (206-324-1126 or

Chicken Coop and Urban Farm Tour

SAT Seattle Tilth self-guided tour of chicken coops and accommodations for keeping miniature goats, ducks, bees and bunnies in urban yards, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Seattle; $5-$12 (

How much is that Dior in the Window? Shopping District Tour

WED Explore Seattle’s history of retail and high fashion in the downtown shopping district; 6 p.m. Wednesday, Fairmont Olympic Hotel, 411 University St., Seattle; $15-$20 (206-324-1126 or

Boat Tours: Stories of Lake Union’s Houseboat Community

PLAN AHEAD Floating Homes Association shares stories of living on the lake, 11 a.m. July 20, AGC Marina, Seattle; $30 (206-324-1126 or

Seattle Free Walking Tours

ONGOING Pike Place Market tour with samples, history, 9:30 a.m. daily; Seattle 101, waterfront, Pioneer Square, Pike Place Market, recommendations for Seattle restaurants, pubs, activities, 11 a.m. daily, both from Victor Steinbrueck Park; Spotlight Seattle Center tours, 2 p.m. daily, Seattle Center Armory, Seattle; free, pay what you will, no reservations necessary (360-201-5611 or

Travel events

Travel seminars

SAT Rick Steve Travel Center class, Ireland, 10 a.m. Saturday, Edmonds Theater, 415 Main St., Edmonds; free preregistration required (425-771-8303 or

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