SAT Dog races, contests, Seattle FlyDogs, Emerald City Dancing Dogs perform, Fashion Show showcasing adoptable dogs from rescue groups in doggy designer clothing, demos, vendors, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Strawberry Fields Athletic Complex, 6100 152nd St., Marysville; $5 suggested donation to benefit off leash park (425-268-5285 or poochapalooza.org).
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SAT Goats and their owners in races and obstacle courses, best trick, longest beard and other contests, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Evergreen State Fairgrounds, 14405 179th Ave. S.E., Monroe; free, donations welcome (newmoonfarm.org).
Crown of Queen Anne Fun Run/Walk
SAT 3.3 mile run/walk to benefit Queen Anne Helpline, 8 a.m. Saturday, Queen Anne Lutheran Church, 2400 Eighth Ave. W., Seattle; $35-$40 (206-696-1028 or queenannehelpline.org).
Bridge the Gap
SAT Dinner, dancing, auction, raffle, proceeds local youth, 5 p.m. Saturday, LeMay Family Collection at Marymount, 325 152nd St. E., Tacoma; $35 (253-272-2336 or lemaymarymount.org/bridge-the-gap-fundraiser/).
Saturday group rides
SAT All welcome, 15-20 mph pace ride, 36 mile West Seattle route, 8 a.m. Saturday, Cascade Bicycle Studio, 180 N. Canal St., Seattle (cascadebicyclestudio.com/events/).
Seattle-to-Portland Bicycle Classic
SAT-SUN Cascade Bicycle Club ride from Seattle to Portland in one or two days, 4:45 a.m. Saturday, Husky Stadium, Seattle; sold out (www.cascade.org/ride-major-rides/group-health-stp).
SUN Bicycle or walk along boulevard closed to motorized traffic, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Sunday, Lake Washington Boulevard South from Mount Baker Beach to Seward Park, Seattle (206-684-4075 or www.seattle.gov/parks/bicyclesunday/).
Tour de Peaks
PLAN AHEAD 100 mile century, 50 mile half century or 25 mile intermediate ride, 7 a.m. July 19, North Bend; $49-$69 (www.tourdepeaks.org/index.php).
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 sno-king.org).
Dancing Til Dusk
JULY 17 Outdoor dancing for all, beginners’ lesson first hour; salsa with Tumbao, rain cancels; 6-9:30 p.m. July 17, Occidental Park, 700 Seneca St., Seattle; free (206-264-5646 or danceforjoy.biz).
Redmond Derby Days
FRI-SAT Kids parade, grand parade, carnival, music, food vendors, kids activities, bicycle criterium, fireworks finale. 5-10 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Saturday, Redmond City Hall Plaza, 15670 N.E. 85th St., Redmond (www.redmondderbydays.com/).
FRI-SAT Aviation festival and air show with more than 1,000 aircraft in the air and on displays, workshops, 8 a.m.-8 p.m. Friday-Saturday, Arlington Airport, 188th Avenue Northeast, Arlington; $15, ages 15 and younger free (www.arlingtonflyin.org).
West Seattle Summer Fest
FRI-SUN Street party with vendors, beer garden, Sustainability Expo, Pet Junction pet activities, health information, kids’ activities, music featuring Vaudeville Etiquette, 4 p.m. Friday; Dude York, 7 p.m. Saturday; The Moondoggies, 8 p.m. Saturday; The Helio Sequence, 9:30 p.m. Saturday, Carrie Akre, 2 p.m. Sunday; 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Friday-Saturday, California Stage and beer garden open later; 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday, West Seattle Junction, California Avenue Southwest and Southwest Alaska Street, Seattle (wsjunction.org/summerfest).
Kent Cornucopia Days
FRI-SUN Vendors, carnival, entertainment, 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday, parade 2 p.m. Saturday; dragon boat races 8:30 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday, Lake Meridian Park, 14800 S.E. 272nd St., Kent (www.kcdays.com).
Sammamish Valley Celebration of Lavender & the Arts
FRI-SUN Visit and tour the Valley’s working farms and lavender fields with art, chef demos, lavender tastings, craft activities, products; 21 Acres, 13701 N.E. 171st St., Woodinville; Apple Farm Village, 14525 148th Ave. N.E., Woodinville; BarnPlace Farm, 16708 140th Place N.E., Woodinville; Dr. Maze’s Farm, 15410 N.E. 124th St., Redmond; Minea Farm, 13404 Woodinville-Redmond Road N.E., Redmond; Woodinville Lavender, 14332 Woodinville-Redmond Road N.E., Woodinville (425-398-3785 or sammamishvalley.org/celebrate/celebrate-lavender/).
Arlington Street Fair
FRI-SUN Craft and food vendors, free shuttle to Arlington Airshow, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Friday-Sunday, downtown Arlington (arlingtonwa.org).
Seafair Milk Carton Derby
SAT Nearly 100 milk carton boats of all shapes and design compete, Stand Up Paddleboard Competition, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Green Lake Small Craft Center, 5900 Green Lake Way N., Seattle (seafair.com).
SAT Polish music and dance performances, workshops, folk costumes, exhibits, children’s activities, marketplace, beer garden, food vendors, noon-8 p.m. Saturday, Seattle Center, Seattle (206-684-7200 or polishfestivalseattle.org).
Bastille Day Festival
SAT French-inspired food, wine and spirits, music, events by local boutiques and businesses. 3-8 p.m. Saturday, 30th Avenue East between East John Street and East Denny Way, Seattle; food $2.50, $5 and $7.50, tickets in $10 increments; tasting of wine, spirits, beer $20 (madisonvalley.org/events/p/bastille-bash-2014.html).
SAT Cape and magic wand making, wizard show, wizard quest, Quidditch Run, wizard attire encouraged, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, Country Village, 23732 Bothell-Everett Highway, Bothell (425-483-2250 or www.countryvillagebothell.com/wizard-fest).
SAT Market with food vendors, entertainment, safety demonstrations, classic car show and KidZone petting zoo, bouncy house; noon-9:30 p.m. Saturday, outdoor movie “Jurassic Park,” 9:45 p.m., Fort Steilacoom Park, 8714 87th Ave. S.W., Lakewood; fees for some kids’ activities (www.lakewoodsummerfesttriathlon.com).
Birch Bay State Park ShellFest
SAT Exhibits, food, activities and education about protecting Puget Sound shellfish, guided low-tide walks, kids’ activities, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday; seafood lunch available noon-2 p.m. with suggested donation $5/person to benefit Washington State Parks Foundation, Birch Bay State Park, 5105 Helwig Road, Birch Bay; Discover Pass required for parking (www.parks.wa.gov/170/Birch-Bay).
Chinatown International District Dragon Fest
SAT-SUN Pan Asian celebration with lion and dragon dances, taiko drumming, Chinese Girls Drill Team, $2 food walk, noon-8 p.m. Saturday, noon-6 p.m. Sunday, Hing Hay Park, 409 Maynard Ave. S., Seattle (seafair.com).
SAT-SUN Music, local brews, kids’ activities, arts and crafts, food vendors, seafood. 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Saturday, 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Sunday, Ballard, Market Street and Ballard Avenue, Seattle (seafoodfest.org).
Wedgwood Art Festival
SAT-SUN Juried art show, live music, food, puppet shows, kid’s activities, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, Our Lady Of The Lake, 8900 35th Ave. N.E., Seattle (wedgwoodfestival.com).
Mercer Island Summer Celebration
SAT-SUN Entertainment, children’s fun zone, boat rides, Family Fun Run, fireworks, youth 3-on-3 basketball tournament, car show, food, arts and crafts vendors, 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday, Mercerdale Park, 77th Avenue Southeast and Southeast 32nd Street; some events at Luther Burbank Park, 2040 84th Ave. S.E., Mercer Island; parade, 10 a.m. Saturday, Town Center (www.misummercelebration.com).
Art on the Ave Festival
SUN Entertainment, art and food by 100 vendors, carnival rides, beer gardens, 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Sunday, Sixth Avenue Business District, 2700 Block of Sixth Avenue, Tacoma (www.artontheave.org).
White Center Jubilee Days
WEDS-JULY 20 Carnival, 3 p.m. July 16, 1 p.m. July 17, noon July 18, 11 a.m. July 19, noon-9 p.m. July 20; fireworks show, dusk July 16; entertainment, kids’ activities, car show, beer garden, July 19-20, parade, 2:30 p.m. July 19; Steve Cox Memorial Park, 1321 S.W. 102nd St., Seattle (www.jubileedays.org).
Kla Ha Ya Days Festival
WED-JULY 20 Carnival, street fair with entertainment, vendors, car show. beer gardens, 3-10 p.m. July 16-17, 11 a.m.-midnight July 18, 8 a.m.-midnight July 19, 10 a.m. 4 p.m. July 20, Snohomish (www.klahayadays.com).
King County Fair
JULY 17-20 Livestock, rides, live music, Mutton Bustin’, rodeo, noon-9 p.m. July 17, noon-10 p.m. July 18, 10 a.m.-10 p.m. July 19, noon-9 p.m. July 20, Enumclaw Expo Center, 45224 284th Ave. S.E., Enumclaw; $5-$7 (www.thekingcountyfair.com/).
PowellsWood Storytelling Festival
JULY 18-19 Workshops July 18, storytelling in the 3-acre garden with tents featuring storytelling for adults, families and children, 9 a.m. July 19, PowellsWood, 430 S. Dash Point Road, Federal Way; $5-$125 (253-529-1620 or powellswoodfestival.com/).
Bite of Seattle
JULY 18-20 Food vendors, cooking demonstrations, entertainment, beer gardens, 11 a.m.-9 p.m. July 18-19, 11 a.m.-8 p.m. July 20, Seattle Center, Seattle (biteofseattle.com/).
Des Moines Waterland Festival
JULY 18-20 Children’s parade, Waterland grand parade, kids fun zone, carnival, pony rides, softball games, Waterland 5K Run, Taste of Des Moines, Beer and Wine Garden, classic car and wooden boat show, noon-9 p.m. July 18, 8:30 a.m.-11 p.m. July 19, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. July 20, Des Moines (www.seafair.com).
JULY 18-20 Art, food and wine, boat show, dog modeling contest, tasting garden, music, 5-10 p.m. July 18, noon-10 p.m. July 19, noon-6 p.m. July 20, Marina Park, 25 Lake Shore Plaza, Kirkland (www.kirklanduncorked.com/).
Sequim Lavender Farm Tour & Fair
JULY 18-20 Visit five of Sequim’s lavender farms with fields of lavender, lavender products, educational workshops demonstrations, crafts, food and beverages, entertainment, 9 a.m.-7 p.m. July 18-19, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. July 20, Carrie Blake Park, 202 N. Blake Ave., Sequim; $10-$25 (360-681-7532 or www.sequimlavender.org/).
Snohomish Wine Walk
SAT Wine tasting in downtown shops, bring your own glass, proceeds support downtown revitalization projects, 5-8 p.m. Saturday, downtown Snohomish; $12-$15 eight tastes (425-330-0831 or www.historicdowntownsnohomish.org).
Bainbridge in Bloom
FRI-SAT Self-guided tour of gardens, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday-Saturday, Filipino American Community Hall, 7566 High School Road, Bainbridge Island; $25-$60 (206-842-7901 or bainbridgeartshumanities.org/bainbridgeinbloom).
Blue Willow Lavender Party
FRI-SAT Music, food, crafts, demos, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday-Saturday, Blue Willow Lavender Farm, 10615 Wright Bliss Road, Gig Harbor (www.bluewillowlavenderfarm.com).
Chicken Coop and Urban Farm Tour
SAT Self-guided tour of urban yards around Seattle with chicken coops and accommodations for keeping miniature goats, ducks, bees and bunnies, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Seattle Tilth Association, 4649 Sunnyside Ave. N., Seattle; $5-$35 (206-633-0451 or seattletilth.org/images/banners/special_events/chickencoopurbanfarmtour).
Puget Ridge Garden Center plant sale
SAT Perennials, shrubs, natives and house plants grown by Landscape Horticulture Programs students, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, South Seattle College, 6000 16th Ave. S.W., Seattle (206-934-5336 or pugetridge.blogspot.com).
White Center Jubilee Days Garden Tour
SAT Tour of local gardens, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, McLendon Hardware, 10210 16th St. S.W., Seattle; free (jubileedays.org).
Koi Display and Information
SAT Washington Koi and Water Garden Society information and koi display, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Sky Nursery, 18528 Aurora Ave. N., Shoreline; free (206-546-4851 or skynursry.com).
SAT Learn about the wide selection of lavender varieties available and how to use it, 10 a.m. Saturday, Swansons Nursery, 9701 15th Ave. N.W., Seattle; free (206-782-2543 or swansonsnursery.com).
Plant Sale & Gardening Event
SAT Local vendors including 14 nurseries and tribal artists, garden tours, lectures, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Heronswood Botanical Garden, 7530 N.E. 288th St., Kingston; $10 (360-297-9623 or heronswood.com/).
The Birds & The Bees: Attract Your Favorite Wildlife
SAT Tips on creating a backyard wildlife habitat to attract birds and butterflies, 10 a.m. Saturday, Sunnyside Nursery, 3915 Sunnyside Blvd., Marysville; free (425-334-2002 or sunnysidenursery.net/classes.asp).
Lavender U-Pick Sale, Interbay P-Patch
SAT-SUN Up to 14 varieties of lavender to cut, $4-$5/bundle; lavender wands, wreaths, sachets, culinary lavender, lavender cookies, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, Interbay P-Patch, 1500 Wheeler St., Seattle (206-999-9677).
Georgetown Garden Walk
SUN Self-guided tour of neighborhood gardens, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday, Bank of America, 1112 S. Bailey St., Seattle; free (www.georgetowngardenwalk.com/).
Know Before You Go: Burke Museum Summer Festival
SAT Get ready for summer vacation, learn how to read a map, where to go birding or celebrate the Native cultures of the Northwest, how to press plants, pin bugs, or pitch a tent, talks on camping with kids, geologic forces and navigation, with food trucks, musical performances, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, Burke Museum of Natural History and Culture, University of Washington, Seattle; $7.50-$10 (206-543-5590 or www.burkemuseum.org/).
Chocolate: The Exhibition class
SAT All-ages chocolate-making class, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, $5 in addition to museum admission, in conjunction with History of Chocolate exhibit, through Sept. 28; MOHAI, 860 Terry Ave. N., Seattle; $14-$17, ages 14 and younger free (206-324-1126 or www.mohai.org).
Flying Heritage Collection Free Fly Day — Zero Rising
SAT See vintage aircraft in flight, meet pilots; noon Saturday, subject to mechanical and weather conditions; swept wing design talk, 11 a.m. Saturday, Flying Heritage Collection, 3407 109th St SW, Everett (877-342-3404 or www.flyingheritage.com).
Fort Steilacoom Living History Day Open House
SAT Re-enactors show historic buildings and answer questions about the U.S. Army during its 1849-1868 occupation of the fort, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Fort Steilacoom, 9601 Steilacoom Blvd. S.W., Lakewood; donations accepted (253-582-5838 or www.historicfortsteilacoom.org).
Mary Olson Farm Open Hours
SAT-SUN Meet cows, chickens, horses and goats on 67-acre farm from 1887 with orchard, pastures, buildings, tour of the Olson farmhouse, noon-5 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, Mary Olson Farm, 28728 Green River Road, Auburn; free (253-288-7433 or wrvmuseum.org/visit_the_farm.html).
Crafts of the Past, Fort Nisqually
SAT-SUN Displays and demonstrations of crafts of the 1800s; botanical illustration, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, Fort Nisqually Living History Museum, 5400 N. Pearl St., Tacoma; $4-$9 (253-591-5339 or fortnisqually.org).
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 historyhouse.org).
WED Behind-the-scenes tour of the Monorail trains, monorail-themed craft activities, 10 a.m. Wednesday, Seattle Children’s Museum, Seattle Center Armory, Seattle; $7.25-$8.25, reservations required, space limited (206-441-1768 or thechildrensmuseum.org/monorail-day).
”Go Klondike” Legacy Celebration
JULY 17 Celebrating the July 17, 1897 arrival in Seattle of ton of gold from the Klondike with 1890s style entertainment, history actors and demonstrations, Klondike Fashion Show, mustache contests, food, noon-dusk July 17, Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park, 319 Second Ave. S. and on Second Avenue South between South Main Street and South Jackson Street, Seattle; free (206-220-4240).
$1 Third Thursday, KidsQuest
JULY 17 Discounted admission, 5-8 p.m. July 17, KidsQuest Children’s Museum, 4089 Factoria Blvd. S.E., Bellevue; $1 (www.kidsquestmuseum.org).
Fort Nisqually Family Fun Night
PLAN AHEAD Fort re-enactors, games of the 1800s, dancing, candy cannon, 6 p.m. July 18, Fort Nisqually Living History Museum, 5400 N. Pearl St., Tacoma; $5-$8 (253-591-5339 or fortnisqually.org).
Beach Naturalist Program
FRI-MON Explore the beach at low tide with Seattle Aquarium naturalists, 9 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Friday; 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday-Sunday; 10:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Monday, Carkeek Park, Golden Gardens, Constellation Park/South Alki, Lincoln Park, Olympic Sculpture Park Pocket Beach, Seattle; Richmond Beach, Shoreline; Des Moines Beach Park and Saltwater State Park, Des Moines; free (www.seattleaquarium.org).
Olympic Sculpture Park Summer Activities
SAT, JULY 17 Activities inspired by art installations “Trimpin: You Are Hear” interactive sound sculpture and “Echo”: free yoga classes, 10:30 a.m., and Zumba classes, 2 p.m., drawing activities, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturdays; food trucks, art activities for all ages, tours of art in the park, play area for young kids, 6-8 p.m. Thursdays; Olympic Sculpture Park, Broad Street and Elliott Avenue, Seattle; free (www.seattleartmuseum.org).
Enchantment Experiential Play and Zips
SAT 4H Challenge Courst, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. or 2-5 p.m. Saturday and July 26, Camp Long, 5200 35th Ave. S.W., Seattle; $35, by reservation, space limited (206-684-7434).
Bell Street Park Saturday Fun Days
SAT Chalk art activities, games, imagination playground for kids, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturdays, Bell Street Park, Bell Street between Second and Third Avenues, Seattle (www.seattle.gov/parks/downtown).
Planetarium Show “Exoplanets”
SAT Astronomer examines exoplanets, if the sky is clear, astronomers will be on hand with telescopes, 8:30 p.m. Saturday, Battle Point Park, 11299 Arrow Point Drive N.E., Bainbridge Island; $2 (206-842-9152 or bpastro.org).
Explore tide pools
SAT-SUN Join naturalists to explore the beach at low tide, wear shoes that can get wet, for ages 6 and older, children accompanied by adult, 10 a.m.-noon Saturday, 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Sunday, Discovery Park, 3801 W. Government Way, Seattle; and for all ages, children accompanied by adult, 10:30 a.m.-noon Saturday, 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Sunday, Carkeek Park, 950 N.W. Carkeek Park Road, Seattle; free, preregister (206-386-4236 or www.seattle.gov/parks).
A Midsummer’s Night, Wolf Haven
SAT-SUN Wolf sanctuary fundraiser dinner, dinner, prairie tour, campfire, overnight camping, breakfast, 5 p.m. Saturday, Wolf Haven International, 3111 Offut Lake Road, Tenino; $75-$85 (360-264-210 or www.wolfhaven.org).
Westlake Park Summer Fun Days
SUN Imagination playground, games, kid-friendly entertainers, activities, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Sundays, Westlake Park, 401 Pine St., Seattle (www.seattle.gov/parks).
Yoga in the Park
SUN Weekly 90-minute classes to benefit Yoga Behind Bars (YBB) to bring yoga and meditation to incarcerated youth and adults; 10 a.m. Sunday, Green Lake Park, near the arch behind the community center, 7201 E. Green Lake Drive N., Seattle; $20 donation suggested (206-321-0996 or yogabehindbars.org/event/yoga-in-the-park/).
Ranger Program: Astronomy of the Sun
SUN Why days are longer during the summer, how extended daylight affects wildlife, 2 p.m. Sunday, Mercer Slough Environmental Education Center, 1625 118th Ave. S.E., Bellevue; free (425-452-2565).
Tuesdays in Ballard
TUE Time with neighbors, snacks, bounce house for kids, 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Ballard Community Center, 6020 28th Ave. N.W., Seattle; free (206-684-4093).
Orienteering: Wilburton Hill Park
WED Using a map of the park, together or individually, navigate from one checkpoint to another, all ages welcome, 5 p.m. Wednesday, Wilburton Hill Park, 12001 Main Street, Bellevue; $8-$11, preregister (www.cascadeoc.org).
Happy 8th Birthday Northgate Community Center
JULY 17 Party with marimba music, cake, hot dogs, 6:30 p.m. July 17, Northgate Community Center, 10510 Fifth Ave. N.E., Seattle; free (206-386-4283).
ONGOING Ferry to 2-mile-long man-made island with sandy beaches, shallow water and nature trails, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday-Thursday; 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Friday-Saturday; 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Sunday, space limited, reservations available, Jetty Landing & Boat Launch, 10th Street and West Marine View Drive, Everett; suggested ferry donation $2/adult, $1/child; parking $3/day (425-257-8304 or www.portofeverett.com).
Music at Third Place Commons
FRI-SAT Melarouge and The John Hansen Trio jazz, 7:30 p.m. Friday; John Cook and the Phantoms of Soul blues, 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Third Place Commons, 17171 Bothell Way N.E., Lake Forest Park; free (206-366-3302 or www.thirdplacecommons.org).
Summer Sounds on the Farm
SAT All ages hoedown, beer garden, games, ice cream specials, 5 p.m. Saturday, Snoqualmie Ice Cream, 21106 86th Ave. S.E., Snohomish; $10-$20 (snoqualmieicecream.com).
Concerts at the Locks
SAT-SUN Outdoor concerts, Greenwood Concert Band, 2 p.m. Saturday; Cherie Blues, 2 p.m. Sunday, Hiram M. Chittenden Locks, 3015 N.W. 54th St., Seattle; free (206-764-3464).
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 (www.seapeace.org).
WED Music, wine and food, 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, Wilmot Gateway Park, 1730 N.E. 131st Ave., Woodinville; free (425-481-8300 or www.celebratewoodinville.com).
Mercer Mile Fun Run
SAT One mile fun run, medals for first 50 finishers, 9:30 a.m. Saturday, Mercerdale Park, 77th Avenue Southeast and Southeast 32nd Street, Mercer Island; $12 (206-275-7009 or www.myparksandrecreation.com).
Kent Cornucopia Days Fun Run/Walk
SAT 5K scenic route along the Green River Trail, 9 a.m. Saturday, Three Friends Fishing Hole Park, South 196th Street and 58th Pl., Kent; $10-$30, ages 60 and older free (253-856-5050 or kentwa.gov/arts/funruns/).
Run to the Top
SAT One-mile Kids Dash, 9:30 a.m., $15; hilly 5K walk/run, $25, 10 a.m. Saturday, McKinley Park, 907 Upper Park St., Tacoma (metroparkstacoma.org/races).
Clothing Optional Bare Buns Fun Run West
SUN Clothing optional 5k up Tiger Mountain, Kids Dash, 11 a.m. Sunday, Fraternity Snoqualmie Family Nudist Park, 24050 S.E. 127th St., Issaquah; $25-$30 (425-392-6833 or www.fraternitysnoqualmie.com).
PLAN AHEAD Adult 1-mile swim, 20-mile bike, 10K run, kids’ events, 6:30 a.m.-noon July 20, Seward Park, Seattle; $25-$135 (www.seafair.com/anevent.aspx?ID=5).
Whidbey Island FiberQuest
SAT-SUN Visit 8 fiber farms and yarn shops, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, Whidbey Island; free (360-579-1906 or www.whidbeyfiberquest.com).
Day Out With Thomas The Tank Engine
FRI-SUN Children and families take a ride with Thomas on a 25 minute ride, Thomas & Friends themed arts and crafts, storytelling, merchandise, hours vary 9 a.m. Friday-Sunday and July 18-20, Northwest Railway Museum, 38625 S.E. King St, Snoqualmie; $23-$24, advance purchase recommended, space limited (425-888-3030 or www.trainmuseum.org/thomas/main.html).
Beacon Hill Library 10th Anniversary
SAT Speakers, poetry reading and open mic, snacks, entertainment, 1:30 p.m. Saturday, Beacon Hill Branch Library, 2821 Beacon Ave. S., Seattle (206-684-4711 or www.spl.org).
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 www.camlann.org).
Free Summer Fitness classes
TUE-WED Zumba high-energy dancing, 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 (seattlecenter.com/fitness).
Pro Wakeboard Tour
FRI-SAT Professional wakeboarding qualifying, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Friday; finals, 10:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Lake Tye Park, 14964 Fryelands Boulevard, Monroe; free Friday, $5-$13 Saturday (kingofwake.com).
PNA World Cup
SAT-SUN Soccer on the big screen, food trucks, 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, Phinney Neighborhood Center, 6532 Phinney Ave. N., Seattle; free, suggested donation $2-$3 (206-783-2244 or www.phinneycenter.org).
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, 1 p.m. July 13, Central Library, 1000 Fourth Ave., Seattle; also, 1 p.m. Sunday, Northgate Branch, 10548 Fifth Ave. N.E. (206-386-1980); and 1 p.m. Sunday, High Point Branch, 3411 S.W. Raymond St., Seattle (206-684-7454); free (206-386-4103 or www.spl.org).
Watch the World Cup at the Library
SUN Watch the World Cup, 11:30 a.m., Vashon Library (206-463-2069); noon, Shoreline Library (206-362-7550), noon Sunday, Shoreline Library, 345 N.E. 175th St., Shoreline; free (www.kcls.org).
SUN Petanque Tournament, all skill levels welcome, food vendor, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday, player sign up 9 a.m., Edmonds Civic Center Playfield, 230 Sixth Ave. N., Edmonds; $10/player (206-313-3999 or www.edmondspetanqueclub.org).
Tap Water Family Tours
FRI-SUN Find out where Seattle’s water comes from; one-hour tours for all ages, 10:15 a.m. and 1:15 p.m. Friday, Saturday, Sunday, Cedar River Watershed Education Center, 19901 Cedar Falls Rd. S.E., North Bend; $5-$10 by reservation (206-733-9421 or www.seattle.gov/util/crwec).
40 Years of P-Patch: From Uptown to Belltown
SAT MOHAI 2-mile walk with some hills to see community gardens, 1 p.m. Saturday, Mercer Street Parking Garage, 300 Mercer St., Seattle; $15-$25 (206-324-1126, ext. 165 or www.mohai.org).
Pike/Pine Corridor: Change on an Urban Scale
SAT Seattle Architecture Foundation walking tour to explore local past, present and future, 10 a.m. Saturday, Broadway Performance Hall, 1625 Broadway, Seattle Central College, Seattle; $10-$25 (seattlearchitecture.org/tours/community-tours/).
South Lake Union: Extreme Makeover
SAT Seattle Architecture Foundation walking tour of South Lake Union history, 10 a.m. Saturday, MOHAI, 860 Terry Ave. N., Seattle; $15-$25 (800-838-3006 or www.seattlearchitecture.org).
Storey Cottages Centennial
SAT Historic Seattle celebration of historic landmark cottages, 1-4 p.m. Saturday, Lake, Washington Boulevard South, Seattle; free, donation suggested, preregistration required (www.historicseattle.org).
Alki Point Lighthouse Tours
SAT-SUN Tours of automated aid-to-navigation, 1-3:45 p.m. most Saturdays and Sundays, Alki Point Lighthouse, 3201 Alki Ave. S.W., Seattle; free (www.cgauxseattle.org).
Pilchuck Glass School Open House
SUN Docent led tour of the campus, glass art sale, art glass activities, music, food vendors, noon-5 p.m. Sunday, Pilchuck Glass School, 1201 316th St. N.W., Stanwood; $10-$20, preregister (pilchuck.com/events/open_house.aspx).
Walk Back in Time and Open House
JULY 17 Edmonds Cemetery Board“Women in the Cemetery” tour, stories and family history to share welcome, 1 p.m. July 17, Edmonds Memorial Cemetery, 820 15th St. S.W., Edmonds; free (425-771-4741 or www.edmondswa.gov).
Tradition Lake walk
SAT Interlaken Trailblazers 10K (6.2 miles) guided walk, 9:15 a.m. Saturday, Issaquah Alps Trail Club, 175 Rainier Blvd. S., Issaquah (www.interlakentrailblazers.org).