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Spring Event at the Zoo

SAT Zoo admission and lunch to benefit Foundations Small Business Center, 9:30 a.m. Saturday, Woodland Park Zoo, 5500 Phinney Ave. N., Seattle; $15-$20 (425-608-0716 or

An Evening with Heart

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SAT American Heart Association Puget Sound Division local cuisine, wine, program, auction, 6 p.m. Saturday, Herban Feast, Seattle; $500 (206-834-8621 or

Promise Walk

SAT Speakers, 3K walk, silent auction, raffle to benefit Preeclampsia Foundation education and research to save lives of moms and babies, 8:30 a.m. Saturday, Richmond Beach Saltwater Park, 2021 N.W. 197th St., Shoreline; $10-$20 (

Susan G. Komen Puget Sound Race for the Cure

SUN Kids’ Race, women-only 5K run, coed 5K run/walk, one-mile walk, survivor parade to raise funds and awareness to fight breast cancer; 8 a.m. Sunday, registration open 7 a.m., Seattle Center, Seattle; $15-$50 fundraising suggested (

Trajectory to Excellence: Honoring the Humble Servant

SUN Seattle Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority. and the Delta Foundation fundraising event to recognize citizens and organizations making a positive impact in King, Snohomish and Kitsap counties, 12:45 p.m. Sunday, Northwest African American Museum, 2300 S. Massachusetts St., Seattle; $50 (

Big Backyard 5K

SUN Run/walk, stroller and dog friendly, kids’ dash, post-event bash, proceeds benefit King County Parks, 9 a.m. Sunday, Marymoor Park, 6046 W. Lake Sammamish Parkway N.E., Redmond; $35-$40 (

FareStart Guest Chef Spectacular

JUNE 5 Tastes from 30 local chefs and 30 Washington wineries, breweries and distilleries to benefit FareStart job-training programs, 6:30 p.m. June 6, Showbox SoDo, Seattle; $80-$150 (

Gala for the Arts

PLAN AHEAD Dinner, music, auction to support Shoreline-Lake Forest Park Arts Council arts education, 5:30 p.m. June 7, Shoreline Arts Center, Shoreline; $75 (206-417-4645 or

Lung Force Walk

PLAN AHEAD Music, voice and fitness celebration to combat the rise of lung cancer in women, COPD, asthma, pollution that threatens our lungs, 9 a.m. June 7, Denny Park, Seattle; $100 minimum fundraising goal suggested (206-512-3283 or

Strollin’ to Fight SIDS

PLAN AHEAD 5K stroll or run to raise awareness of SIDS and money for SIDS research, 10 a.m. June 7, Newport High School, Bellevue; $5-$25 (

Food Lust

PLAN AHEAD Dinner, music, auction to benefit Cascade Harvest Coalition, 5 p.m. June 7, Camp Korey, Carnation; $85 (206-632-0606 or

Walk for Kids to benefit Pike Market Child Care and Preschool

PLAN AHEAD Musical march through Pike Place Market, dance party at Showbox at the Market featuring The Not-Its, 9 a.m. June 8, Pike Place Market, Seattle; donations requested (206-625-0842 or

Furry 5K

PLAN AHEAD Run/walk to benefit Seattle Animal Shelter Help the Animals Fund veterinary care, Pet-a-Palooza entertainment, vendors, 10 a.m. June 8, Seward Park, Seattle; $25-$35, fundraising encouraged, online registration closed June 4, day of race registration available (206-386-7387 or


Flying Wheels Summer Century

SAT Cascade Bicycle Club rural ride, 25-mile loop or hilly 45-, 64- and 100-mile loops, finish-line festival, start times 6:30-9 a.m. Saturday, Marymoor Velodrome, 6046 W. Lake Sammamish Parkway N.E., Redmond; $10-$60 (

Slow ride to hidden gardens

SAT Cascade Bicycle Club Senior Ladies easy pace, 4.5-mile ride, all slow riders welcome, with stops to see three neighborhood P-Patch gardens, 11 a.m. Saturday, NorthwestAfrican American Museum, 2300 S. Massachusetts St., Seattle (

Crepes ride

SUN Cascade Bicycle Club 35-mile, leisurely paced ride to Swedish Club breakfast ($9), 9:30 a.m. Sunday, Gas Works Park, 2101 N. Northlake Way, Seattle (

Bicycle Sunday

SUN Bicycle or walk along Lake Washington Boulevard, closed to motorized traffic, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Sunday, Lake Washington Boulevard from Mount Baker Beach to Seward Park, Seattle (206-684-4075 or


Family Birding Walk, Bellevue

SAT Eastside Audubon leisurely bird-watching walk near Larsen Lake for ages 5 and older, 10 a.m. Saturday, Lake Hills Greenbelt Produce Stand, 156th Avenue Southeast and Southeast 16th Street, Bellevue; free (425-576-8805 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

Sno-King International Folk Dance Club

FRI Folk dancing; no teaching, all dancing and requests, 7-10 p.m. Saturday, Cedar Valley Grange, 20526 52nd Ave. W., Lynnwood; $2-$7 suggested donation (425-382-2088 or


Bite of Greece

FRI-SUN Greek food, wine, pastries, marketplace, entertainment, 4-10 p.m. Friday, 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Saturday, noon-6 p.m. Sunday, Greek Orthodox Church of the Assumption, 1804 13th Ave., Seattle (206-323-8557 or

Edmonds Waterfront Festival

FRI-SUN Family festival with nautical theme, entertainment, kids activities and rides, classic yacht show on the water and land, beer/wine garden, dancing 3-10 p.m. Friday, 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Saturday, 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Sunday, Port of Edmonds Marina, 336 Admiral Way, Edmonds; $3, ages 12 and younger free (425-771-1744 or

Bastyr University Herb and Food Fair

SAT “Food and Medicine on the Wild Side” themed speakers, workshops, cooking demonstrations, nutritious food, garden tours, craft and plant sale, entertainment, children’s activities, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, Bastyr University, 14500 Juanita Drive N.E., Kenmore; free (425-602-3000 or

Kent International Festival

SAT Wear ethnic clothing for four-block walk from City Hall to Town Square Plaza, 9:30 a.m.; cultural presentations and displays, entertainment, food, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Town Square Plaza, Kent; Festival finale performance by five groups, for all ages, 7-10 p.m. Saturday, ShoWare Center, 625 W. James St., Kent; free (

Mother Earth News Fair

SAT-SUN Workshops and demonstrations on real food, organic gardening, homesteading, renewable energy, green building and remodeling, DIY projects, small-scale livestock, green transportation; keynote speakers Joel Salatin, Jo Robinson and Toby Hemenway; chicken show, electric-vehicle display, vendors, livestock and craft demonstrations, organic food, 9 a.m.-7 p.m. Saturday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday, Washington State Fair Events Center, 110 Ninth Ave. S.W., Puyallup; $15-$30 (800-234-3368 or

June Faire

SAT-SUN Celebrating 32 years of bringing the Middle Ages to life, armored and rapier combat, archery, dancing, bards, arts & sciences village, merchants, sponsored by the Society for Creative Anachronism, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday; 10 a.m.-2 p. m. Sunday, 10 a.m. Saturday-Sunday, Port Gamble, Kitsap County; $5, ages 11 and younger free (360-874-7608 or

Food events

Passion Vineyards Winery

FRI, SUN Taste 10 varietals of wine, 4-7:30 p.m. Friday, 1-5 p.m. Sunday, closed Saturday, Passion Vineyards, 13228 202nd Ave. S.E., Issaquah; $5 (206-334-0178 or

Swedish Pancake Breakfast

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

Beth’s Cafe 60th Anniversary Kickoff Event

MON Portion of the diner’s profits donated to Treehouse for foster children, Monday, Beth’s Cafe, 7311 Aurora Ave. N., Seattle (206-782-5588 or

Taste the new South Lake Union

TUE Dishcrawl food tour of three South Lake Union restaurants, 7 p.m. Tuesday, Seattle; $45 (206-458-1178 or


Blue Tomatoes/Hydrangeas

SAT New hydrangeas and old favorites in your landscape and tips to prune, dry and use the cut flowers in arrangements, 10 a.m. Saturday; new varieties available including the Indigo tomatoes, how to successfully grow tomatoes, noon Saturday, Molbak’s, 13625 N.E. 175th St., Woodinville; free (425-483-5000 or

How to Grow Your Own Groceries

SAT Growing corn, beans, squash, 11 a.m. Saturday, The Plant Farm, 15022 Twin Lakes Ave. N.E., Marysville; $5 (360-652-3351 or

PNA Garden Party

SAT Bring your plants and pots to exchange or donate, shop for garden art and blueberry plants, learn about edible landscaping. 9 a.m. Saturday, Phinney Neighborhood Center, 6532 Phinney Ave. N., Seattle; free (206-783-2244 or

Summer Blooming Shrubs

SAT Plants to choose for, care techniques to add color to your yard and attract butterflies and hummingbirds, 10 a.m. Saturday, Sunnyside Nursery, 3915 Sunnyside Blvd., Marysville; free (425-334-2002 or


Seattle Stairway Walks

SAT Information on Seattle stairway walks with Cathy and Jake Jaramillo, authors of “Seattle Stairway Walks,” 2 p.m. Saturday, White Center Library, 11220 16th Ave. S.W., Seattle (206-243-0233); also 7 p.m. June 5, Richmond Beach Library, 19601 21st Ave. N.W., Shoreline (206-546-3522 or

Coal Creek History Hike

SUN Eastside Heritage Center easy 1.5-mile trail walk to learn about coal mining and natural history, 2 p.m. Sunday, Issaquah Alps Trail Club clubhouse, 175 Rainier Blvd. S., Issaquah (


Lucky Collector Car Auction Spring Classic

FRI-SAT Auction of 30 motorcycles and 100 historic, collector, classic, custom cars. preview noon-5 p.m., auction 6 p.m. Friday; open 9 a.m., auction 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Marymount Event Center, 325 152nd St. E., Tacoma; free (

Sports Cards and Collectibles Show

SAT-SUN Washington State Sports Collectors Association hosts buy, sell, trade of sports cards and memorabilia, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Sunday, Meridian Park Elementary School, 17077 Meridian Ave. N., Shoreline; $3 (


TUE-WED Sewing, embroidery and quilting workshop, 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesday-Wednesday, The Needle & I, 540 N.E. Northgate Way, Seattle; $49/day, preregister (206-724-0695).

Museum events

Veterans Heritage Museum

FRI Displays honor local veterans, in a temporary location, seeking support for a permanent facility; 11 a.m.-4 p.m. every Friday, Veterans Heritage Museum and Learning Center, 2711 Oaks Ave., Everett (425-949-8821 or

Crafts of the Past, Fort Nisqually

SAT-SUN Displays and demonstrations of crafts of the 1800s, historical illustrations; 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, Fort Nisqually Living History Museum, 5400 N. Pearl St., Tacoma; $4-$9 (253-591-5339 or

Music in the Sculpture Garden

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

Free First Thursday, MOHAI

JUNE 5 Admission free on the first Thursday of every month, special activities for all ages including docent-led Atrium Tours and evening performances by musicians from Cornish College of the Arts, 10 a.m.-8 p.m. June 5, MOHAI, 860 Terry Ave. N., Seattle (206-324-1126 or

First Thursday, Museum of Flight

JUNE 5 Free admission, 5-9 p.m. June 5, Museum of Flight, 9404 E. Marginal Way S., Seattle (206-764-5720 or

First Thursday, SAM

JUNE 5 Free admission, 10 a.m.-9 p.m. June 5; reduced admission price to special exhibits, $6-$9, Seattle Art Museum, 1300 First Ave., Seattle; (206-654-3100 or

First Thursdays, the Burke

JUNE 5 Free museum admission, activities, 10 a.m.-8 p.m. June 5, Burke Museum of Natural History and Culture, University of Washington, Seattle (206-543-5590 or

Free Days, the Wing

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

SAAM free days

JUNE 5 Free admission, 10 a.m.-9 p.m. June 5, Seattle Asian Art Museum, 1400 E. Prospect St., Seattle; (206-654-3100 or

Unearthing Seattle

JUNE 5 Discover Seattle’s past and the ways local history shapes the city, with crafts and demonstrations for all ages, 9 a.m.-8 p.m. June 5, Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park, 319 Second Ave. S., Seattle; free (206-220-4240 or

D-Day 70th Anniversary, Pacific Science Center

PLAN AHEAD To pay tribute to those who serve our country today and 70 years ago during the pivotal World War II invasion of Normandy on June 6, 1944, free admission to general exhibits and the IMAX 3D film “D-Day 3D: Normandy 1944” for current and former military with ID, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. June 6, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. June 7-8, Pacific Science Center, Seattle; regular admission $10-$18, IMAX fees vary (206-443-2001 or

Paddle sports

Dragon boat paddling

SAT-SUN Join paddling crew for introduction to dragon boating, all equipment provided, no experience or reservations needed, for ages 18 and older and ages 12 and older with parent, 8 a.m. Saturdays, 3 p.m. Sundays, parking lot of the Kenmore Air parking lot, 950 Westlake Avenue N., Seattle; free (206-715-7066 or

Park events

Beach Naturalist program

FRI-SAT Explore the beach at low tide with Seattle Aquarium naturalists, drop in 10 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Friday, 11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Saturday, Carkeek Park, Golden Gardens, Constellation Park/South Alki, Lincoln Park, Seattle; Richmond Beach, Shoreline; and Saltwater State Park, Des Moines; also, 11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Saturday only, Olympic Sculpture Park pocket beach, Seattle and Des Moines Beach Park; free (

Freeway Park Fountain Festival

SAT Celebrate the beginning of the summer season with free treats, music, food trucks, activities for all ages, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, Freeway Park, 700 Seneca St., Seattle (

Design Update Open House

SAT Information for children and families on planning for artist-designed, child-friendly Seattle Center play area, 10 a.m. Saturday, Seattle Center Armory, Seattle (206-684-7200 or

Botany Walk, Bridle Trails State Park

SAT Walk with botanist Clay Antieau to learn about plants of this natural area, 9 a.m. Saturday, Bridle Trails State Park, Northeast 53rd Street and 116th Avenue Northeast, Kirkland; free, preregister (425-827-6595 or

Edmonds Watershed Fun Fair

SAT Interpretive marsh walks, update on marsh restoration, Shorebird Maze for kids, geocaching activity, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Edmonds Marsh, 180 W. Dayton St., Edmonds; guided tours of the Wildlife Habitat and Native Plant Demonstration Garden at Willow Creek Fish Hatchery, 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m., low-tide beach walk with a ranger naturalist, 1 p.m. Saturday, Olympic Beach, Dayton Street and Admiral Way, Edmonds; free festival-shuttle bus from downtown Edmonds with stops at marsh and Willow Creek (425-771-0227 or

Junior League of Seattle Touch-a-Truck

SUN Hands-on opportunity for children to climb on construction trucks and emergency vehicles and meet the people who build, protect and serve our community, kids’ activities, food trucks, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Sunday, Magnuson Park, 7400 Sand Point Way N.E., Seattle; free, donations to Junior League of Seattle encouraged (

Arboretum Walk

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

Mount Rainier National Park

ONGOING Now open for the season, Paradise Inn, Stevens Canyon Road, Cougar Rock and Ohanapecosh campgrounds, Box Canyon Picnic Area; Nisqually to Paradise Road Rehabilitation Project ongoing, construction delays up to 30 minutes throughout the summer, sections of the road hazardous for motorcycles and bicycles, Mount Rainier National Park; admission $15/vehicle, seven days, or $5/person by motorcycle, bicycle, horseback, on foot; camping fees vary (360-569-2211 or

State Parks Free Days

PLAN AHEAD Visit State Parks free, no Discover Pass required; National Trails Day and Free Fishing Weekend, June 7-8 (


Third Place Commons

FRI Portage Bay Big Band swing, 7:30 p.m. Friday, Third Place Commons, 17171 Bothell Way N.E., Lake Forest Park (

Drumline Showcase

SAT Drum groups from Garfield, Cleveland, O’Dea, Moses Lake, Bellevue, Tahoma, Cascade high schools, Washington Middle School, Seahawks Blue Thunder Drumline, proceeds benefit Garfield High School drum line and marching band, noon Saturday, Garfield High School, 400 23rd Ave., Seattle; $10 at the door (

Seattle Jazz Vespers

SUN Casual, all-ages concert by Pearl Django, 6 p.m. Sunday, Seattle First Baptist Church, 1111 Harvard Ave., Seattle; free, donations for musicians collected (


Karelian Bear Dog 5K

SAT 5K run/walk, proceeds benefit Dept. of Fish and Wildlife Karelian Bear Dogs program to help resolve human-bear conflicts, 9 a.m. Saturday, Mill Creek City Hall, 15728 Main St., Mill Creek; $10-$35 (

Fremont 5K & Briefcase Relay

PLAN AHEAD Costumed team Briefcase Relay, 6 p.m., 5K run/walk, 7 p.m., finish-line festival, 6 p.m. June 6, Solstice Plaza, Seattle; $20-$40 (

Run Like the Wind Running Festival

PLAN AHEAD Run among wind turbines, views and wind, half marathon, 5K June 7, marathon and 10K June 8, Wild Horse Wind and Solar Facility, Ellensburg; $20-$55 (


Estate Sale Fundraiser

FRI-SAT Collectibles, china, silver, glassware, jewelry, household items, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Friday-Saturday, Providence Marianwood, 3725 Providence Point Drive S.E., Issaquah (425-391-2800 or

Sweet and Shabby Vintage Market

SAT Sale by 30 artists who repurpose vintage furniture and home décor, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, Des Moines Field House, 1000 S. 220th St., Des Moines (

Oddmall: Emporium of the Weird

SAT-SUN Unusual and creative arts, crafts by 140 artists, 11 a.m. Saturday-Sunday, Comcast Arena, 2000 Hewitt Ave., Everett (425-322-2600 or

Special interest

Camlann Medieval Village

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

Explore Puget Sound

WED WSU Extension Snohomish County hosts “Cultural and Ecological Importance of Trees” program by Education Coordinator for the Stillaguamish Tribe, 7 p.m. Wednesday, Mukilteo City Hall, 11930 Cyrus Way, Mukilteo; free (425-357-6020).


Architecture Greatest Hits

FRI Walking tour of Seattle architecture, 10 a.m. Friday, Seattle Architecture Foundation, 1333 Fifth Ave., Seattle; $15-$25, advance purchase recommended (800-838-3006 or

Olde Town Mine History Hike

SAT Explore the mining history of downtown Issaquah, 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Issaquah Depot Museum, 78 First Ave. N.E., Issaquah; $3-$5 preregister space limited (425-392-3500 or

Pioneer Square: Seattle’s First Neighborhood

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

Issaquah Valley Trolley

SAT-SUN One-mile round-trip ride on vintage trolley, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. on the half-hour, weather permitting, 11 a.m. Saturday-Sunday, Issaquah Depot, 150 First Ave. N.E., Issaquah; $3, ages 5 and younger free (

Snoqualmie train

SAT-SUN Ride a vintage train from Victorian-era depot museum, noon, 1:30 and 3 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays, Northwest Railway Museum, 38625 S.E. King St., Snoqualmie; $10-$18 (425-888-3030 or

Travel events

Rick Steves’ Europe

SAT Travel class; Packing Light and Right, 10 a.m. Saturday, Edmonds Theater, 415 Main St., Edmonds; free, reservations required (425-771-8303 or


Seattle Works Day

PLAN AHEAD Citywide volunteering blitz, noon-3:30 p.m. June 7, after party, 3:30-5:30 p.m. Seattle Center Exhibition Hall; $30 (206-324-0808 or

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