Cool City Pets
SAT Adoption event highlighting small animals, 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 www.seattleanimalshelter.org).
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SAT-SUN Learn about badgers and bobcats, wolves, wolverines and other animals, activities, naturalist-narrated tram tour through the park’s 435-acre Free-Roaming Area, 9:30 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, Northwest Trek Wildlife Park, 11610 Trek Dr. E., Eatonville; $8.25-$19.75 (360-832-6117 or www.nwtrek.org).
Olympic Kennel Club Dog Show
SAT-SUN Specialty and all-breed dog show, conformation, obedience, rally, breed and group specialties, Saturday-Sunday, Enumclaw Expo Center, 45224 284th Ave. S.E., Enumclaw; free (www.olympickennelclub.com).
Snoqualmie Dog Days of Summer
SUN Dog-friendly vendors, games, refreshments, 1-2:30 p.m. Sunday, Three Forks Off-Leash Dog Park, 39912 S.E. Park St., Snoqualmie; free (425-831-5784 or www.ci.snoqualmie.wa.us).
Terry Home Show and Shine
SAT Classic vehicles of all kinds welcome, 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, City of Pacific Park, 600 Third Ave. S.W., Pacific; free (253-288-0135 or www.terryhomeinc.org).
Firebird Car Show
SUN All-Pontiac show and shine, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Sunday, Country Village, 23732 Bothell-Everett Highway, Bothell (www.allpontiacshow.com
Northwest Classic Chevy Club ’55, ’56, ’57 Chevy Show
SUN Classic Chevrolets, music, 8 a.m. Sunday, XXX Root Beer Drive-In, 98 N.E. Gilman Blvd., Issaquah; free for spectators (425-392-1266 or www.triplexrootbeer.com).
Columbia Winery Charity Run & Walk
SAT 10K & 5K Run/Walk and Kids Dash, kids’ festival, proceeds benefit uncompensated care at Seattle Children’s hospital, 8 a.m. Saturday, Columbia Winery, 14030 N.E. 145th St., Woodinville; $30-$40 (www.runforchildrens.org).
Salmon Chanted Evenings
SAT Tom Douglas’ picnic-style salmon dinner fundraiser for the Seattle Park’s Department, 5 p.m. Saturday, Victor Steinbrueck Park, 2001 Western Ave., Seattle; $20, advance tickets encouraged (tomdouglas.com/calendar.php
Dunn Garden Summer Faire
SAT Flamenco dancers, Spanish food, art sale, 4 p.m. Saturday, Dunn Gardens, 13533 Northshire Road N.W., Shoreline; $100 (www.dunngardens.org).
SAF 8K Block Party
SUN Serious About Fitness run/walk and after-party, proceeds benefit Hopelink, 10 a.m. Sunday, Luke McRedmond Landing, 15811 Redmond Way, Redmond; $70, preregistration required (www.seriousaboutfitness.net/content/saf-8k-block-party).
RAPSody Ride Around Puget Sound
PLAN AHEAD Two-day, 85-mile-a-day ride with overnight camping, all proceeds support Bicycle Alliance of Washington advocacy and education, 7 a.m. Aug. 24, Tacoma; $100, registration closes Aug. 16 (www.rapsodybikeride.com
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 seattledance.org/contra/emerald.city.html
Ballroom Dance Party
FRI Social dance class at 6:30 p.m., dance party 7:30-10 p.m. Friday, Briora Ballroom Dance Studio, 2260-152nd Ave N.E., Redmond; $13 (425-641-5123 or www.briora.com
FRI Scandinavian folk dancing to live music, 7:30 p.m. Friday, Cedar Valley Grange, 20526 52nd Ave. W., Lynnwood; $7-$10 (206-784-7470 or www.skandia-folkdance.org).
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 www.ariaballroom.com).
Third Sunday Swing
SUN Dance to live music by Tim Hickey’s Nickel Pot Joe Swing Septet featuring vocalist Greta Matassa, 6 p.m. Sunday, Redmond Senior Center, 8703 160th Ave. N.E., Redmond; $12 (425-556-2314 or www.redmond.gov/swingdance).
Dancing til Dusk, Freeway Park
AUG. 22 All ages outdoor dance, beginners’ instruction first hour; KGB waltz and more Ball Rouge, wear something red, 6 p.m. Aug. 22, Freeway Park, 700 Seneca St., Seattle; free (206-264-5646 or www.danceforjoy.biz/dancetildusk2013.html
FRI-SUN Six stages of music, speakers, food, arts, crafts vendors and political groups, noon-8 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Myrtle Edwards Park, 3130 Alaskan Way W., Seattle (www.hempfest.org).
FRI-SUN Celebration of the Native American Flute, music, beginner flute lessons, flute, drum and crafts makers, 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Friday-Sunday, Saltwater State Park, 25205 Eighth Pl. S., Des Moines; free (www.flutequest.com/).
Snoqualmie Railroad Days
FRI-SUN Entertainment, arts and food vendors, beer/wine garden, 5 p.m.-9 p.m. Friday, 7 a.m.-10 p.m. Saturday, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday, parade, 11 a.m. Saturday; model train show, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday; Legends Classic Car Show, 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday; train rides 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Friday-Sunday, Railroad Avenue, Snoqualmie (www.railroaddays.com).
Northwest Washington Fair
FRI-SUN Horse shows, entertainment, 4H animals, carnival, vendors, 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Friday-Sunday, Northwest Washington Fairgrounds, 1775 Front St., Lynden; $4-$12 (360-354-4111 or nwwafair.com).
Central Area Community Festival
SAT Resources and information from local businesses and organizations, craft and food vendors, music, 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Saturday, Garfield Community Center, 2323 E. Cherry St., Seattle (www.cacf.com
Rainier Valley Heritage Parade and Summer Streets Party
SAT Parade, 11 a.m.; Summer Street entertainment, games, food vendors, 12:30-4 p.m. Saturday, on Rainier Avenue South between South Alaska Street and South Brandon Streets, Seattle (www.seattle.gov/transportation/summer_rainier.htm
Duwamish River Festival
SAT Food, kayaking and boat rides, live music, art fair, kids’ activities, noon-4 p.m. Saturday, Duwamish Waterway Park, 7900 10th Ave. S., Seattle; free (206-453-9803 or duwamishcleanup.org/programs/duwamish-river-festival/).
Celebrate Little Saigon
SAT Explore the food and culture of Vietnam, bites from local restaurants, performances, activities and giveaways for all ages, beer garden, hosted by Friends of Little Saigon, 2-8 p.m. Saturday, 12th Avenue South and South King Street, Seattle (206-838-8715 or www.friendsoflittlesaigon.org
SAT Entertainment on two stages, food vendors, petting zoo, pony rides, car show, beer garden, 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Saturday, Cromwell Park, North 179th Street and Meridian Avenue North, Shoreline (www.shorelinewa.gov/specialevents
SAT Kids’ entertainment, activities, bike rodeo, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, Kohl’s, 17002 S.E. 270th Place, Covington; free (253-480- 2400 or www.covingtonwa.gov/).
In the Spirit Northwest Native Arts Market & Festival
SAT Native American arts demonstrations and performances by new and returning Native American artists, dance and music groups, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday, Washington State History Museum, 1911 Pacific Ave., Tacoma; free (253-798-5925 or www.washingtonhistory.org/events.aspx?eid=68).
Downtown Tacoma Block Party
SAT Art party with creative activities, art display, beer garden, live music, dance party; 4-10 p.m. Saturday, Opera Alley, South Seventh Street and Court C, Tacoma; most activities free (253-242-3095 or DtownTtownNeighbors.com).
CamOcean Water Festival
SAT Information, activities on organizations that work to restore and maintain Puget Sound and ocean health, live marine tanks, speakers, music, games, arts and crafts, rental boats and kayaks available, noon-4 p.m. Saturday, Cama Beach State Park, 1880 S. West Camano Drive, Camano Island; free, Discover Pass required for parking (360-913-0253).
SAT-SUN Activities for all ages, Nordic food, music, demonstrations, crafts, Viking Encampment, 9 a.m.-7 p.m. Saturday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday; Swedish pancake breakfast, 9 a.m.-noon Saturday-Sunday, salmon barbecue, 4:30-7 p.m. Saturday, Nordic Heritage Museum, 3014 N.W. 67th St., Seattle (206-789-5707 or www.nordicmuseum.org/events.aspx#vikingdays).
Polynesian Weekend Celebration at Renton Uwajimaya
SAT-SUN Hula dancing, Hawaiian food, ukulele performance, shave ice, clothing, haupia eating contest; entertainment, 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Saturday, noon-5 p.m. Sunday, Uwajimaya Renton, 501 S. Grady Way, Renton; free (www.uwajimaya.com/PolynesianWeekend_Renton.html
Fresh Paint: Festival of Artists at Work
SAT-SUN Painting, pottery, glass, jewelry, mixed media, fiber arts and photography, glassblowing demonstrations, Float Find on Jetty Island, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, Everett Marina, West Marine View Drive, Everett; (425-259-5050 or www.schack.org).
Camlann Medieval Festival
SAT-SUN Living history with knights in armor, minstrels, craft demonstrations, longbow archery, games, costume rental, noon-6 p.m. Saturdays-Sundays through Aug. 25; Camlann Medieval Village, 10320 Kelly Road N.E., Carnation; $6-$10, ages 6 and younger free (425-788-8624 or www.camlann.org).
The Washington Midsummer Renaissance Faire
SAT-SUN Jousting, country dancing, games, music, puppet shows, 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, Kelley Farm, 20021 Sumner-Buckley Highway, Bonney Lake; $14-$34 (800-587-0172 or www.washingtonfaire.com).
Chief Seattle Days
SAT-SUN Community event since 1911, canoe races, vendors, coed softball tournament Saturday-Sunday; Powwow Saturday; 5K Run/Walk, 10 a.m. Sunday, $15-$18; salmon dinner, noon-5 p.m. Saturday-Sunday ($6-$9), Suquamish (www.suquamish.org
SUN Brazilian arts and cultural performances, workshops, traditional costumes, children’s activities, noon-8 p.m. Sunday, ending with jam percussion and parade to roof of Fisher Pavilion, bring drums to join in, Seattle Center Armory, Seattle (206-684-7200 or www.brasilfest.com).
Evergreen State Fair
AUG. 22-SEPT. 1 Carnival, concerts, auto races, horse show, rodeo, 4H animals, exhibits, food vendors, 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Aug. 22-Sept. 1, 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Sept. 2, Evergreen State Fairgrounds, 14405 179th Ave. S.E., Monroe; $5-$10; opening day free until 1 p.m.; free admission with 3 cans of food, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Aug. 23 and 30 (360-805-6700 or www.evergreenfair.org
Meet the Expert: Browne Family Vineyards Washington State Wine Tasting
FRI Browne Family Washington wine, 4 p.m. Friday, Total Wine & More, 300 Andover Park W., Tukwila; free (206-575-6280 or www.totalwine.com
Taste of Main
SAT Samples of food, dessert, wine from participating restaurants, sales, wine tasting, entertainment, silent auction, benefits Children’s Response Center, 11:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Saturday, Old Bellevue, 103rd Avenue Northeast and Main Street, Bellevue; $40 (425-467-3390 or tasteofmainbellevue.com
Everett Craft Beer Festival
SAT Twenty-seven Washington breweries, noon-8 p.m. Saturday, downtown Everett; $15-$20, designated driver $5 (www.washingtonbeer.com/everett-craft-beer-festival/
Kitsap Wine Festival
SAT Food and beverages from local wineries and breweries, portion of proceeds benefit Harrison Medical Center Foundation, 2 p.m. Saturday, Harborside Fountain Park, 100 Washington Ave., Bremerton; $50-$60 (www.kitsapwinefestival.com).
Basics of Homebrewing
THU Basics of beer making at home, 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Bothell Library, 18215 98th Ave. N.E., Bothell; free preregister (425-450-1765 or www.kcls.org).
SAT How to plant and care for many varieties of hardy fuschias, 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Master Gardener Demonstration Garden, 15416 S.E. 16th St., Bellevue; free (425-485-5942).
Neely/Soames Homestead/Heritage Gardens
SAT Tour home, gardens, meet garden volunteers, see hand spinning. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, Neely-Soames Historic Homestead, 5311 S. 237th Pl., Kent; free (253-856-5113 or www.ci.kent.wa.us).
Eastside Fuchsia Judged Show & Plant Sale
SAT Display and sale, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, Wilburton Instructional Service Center, 12111 N.E. First St., Bellevue (www.nwfuchsiasociety.com
Lavender Celebration at Woodinville Lavender
ONGOING Fields of lavender in bloom, u-pick, shopping, classes, noon-5 p.m. Wednesdays through Sundays through Aug. 31, Woodinville Lavender, 14223 Woodinville Redmond Rd N.E., Redmond; (425-398-3785 or www.woodinvillelavender.com).
Issaquah Alps Trails Club
FRI, SUN Dogs welcome 4-6-mile, easy pace hike with up to 1,200-foot elevation gain, 10 a.m. Friday; Cedar Butte easy 4.5-mile hike with 900-foot elevation gain, Discover Pass required, 9:30 a.m. Sunday; Issaquah Alps Trail Club clubhouse, 175 Rainier Blvd. S., Issaquah (www.issaquahalps.org
South Bellevue Green Spaces Ranger Hike
SAT Three mile guided exploration of South Bellevue trails, parks and open space ravines, neighborhoods, 10 a.m. Saturday, Lattawood Park, 4530 155th Place S.E., Bellevue; free (425-452-4195 or www.bellevuewa.gov/lewis_creek_park.htm).
Among Ancients: Old Grown Forests
SAT Two-mile hike through moderately rugged terrain with botanist guide, for adults only, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Cedar River Watershed Education Center, North Bend; $15, preregister (206-733-9421 or 425-831-6780 or www.seattle.gov/util
Snoqualmie Pass Summer Programs
SAT-SUN Hikes to learn about local plants, wildlife and history, wear sturdy shoes or boots and bring a daypack, 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, through Sept. 1, U.S. Forest Service, Snoqualmie Pass Visitor Information Center, Snoqualmie Pass; $15/person donation suggested; reservations required (425-434-6111).
Pacific NW R/C Tug Regatta
SAT Model tugboats compete in towing barges around obstacle course and salvaging model ships, 10 a.m. Saturday, Bellevue Downtown Park, 10201 N.E. Fourth St., Bellevue; free (shipmodelers.com
Geocaching Block Party and Geocaching International Film Festival
SAT Geocaching all-ages day of discovery around Fremont, food trucks, 11 a.m.-6 p.m.; Geocaching International Film Festival, 8-10 p.m., Solstice Plaza, North 34th Street and Fremont Avenue North, Seattle (www.geocachingblockparty.com
Celebrate Shoreline Skate Competition
FRI Competition, prizes, food; waiver signed by parent/guardian required for competitors under age 18, noon Friday, Paramount Park, Eighth Avenue Northeast and Northeast 155th St., Shoreline; free (206-801-2600 or Shorelinewa.gov/celebrateshoreline).
Tailgate Rock Sale and Swap Meet
SAT Sell or trade rocks, minerals, fossils, lapidary equipment, rock crafts, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, Shelton Soccer Park, 2102 John’s Prairie Road, Shelton (360-427-2497).
SAT Photographers from Sakura-Con, art show, book sale; registration for photo shoot and Makers Alley, 10 a.m.; doors open 11 a.m., closing ceremonies, 4 p.m. Saturday, Duvall Library, 15508 Main Street, Duvall (425-788-1173 or www.kcls.org
Antique Radio Swap Meet
SUN Puget Sound Antique Radio Association old radio, TV and related equipment sale, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Sunday, Shoreline Community College, 16101 Greenwood Ave. N., Shoreline; free (www.eskimo.com/~hhagen/psara
SUN Discover new textiles and accessories and easy ways to update your home for fall, 10 a.m. Sunday, Pottery Barn Aldererwood Mall, 3000 184th St. S.W., Lynnwood; free (425-774-5441 or www.potterybarn.com).
Backyard Poultry keeping
SUN Basic overview on raising poultry, 1 p.m. Sunday, Bellevue Library, 1111 110th Ave. N.E., Bellevue; free (425-450-1765 or www.kcls.org
Star Trek Convention Seattle
PLAN AHEAD Creation Entertainment: vendors, entertainment, guests including William Shatner, Kate Mulgrew, Marina Sirtis, LeVar Burton, Nana Visitor, Denise Crosby, Connor Trinneer, Garrett Wang, Aug. 24-25, Hilton Seattle Airport, SeaTac; $30-$299 (818-409-0960 or www.creationent.com/cal/st_seattle.html).
Free Friday Night Live
FRI Free admission, family activities, 5:30-9 p.m. Friday, Imagine Children’s Museum, 1502 Wall St., Everett (425-258-1006 or www.imaginecm.org
Free Day, The Wing
SAT Free admission to the museum, 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Saturday, Wing Luke Museum of the Asian Pacific American Experience, 719 S. King St., Seattle (www.wingluke.org
Living History Day at Mary Olson Farm
SAT Explore farm life of 1900 with arts, crafts and farming demonstrations, 1-4 p.m. Saturday, Mary Olson Farm, 28728 Green River Road, Auburn; free (253-288-7439 or wrvmuseum.org/events.html).
Flying Heritage Collection
SAT Rare vintage aircraft fly, meet the pilots; Luftwaffe Day starring the Messerschmitt Bf 109, rare Focke-Wulf Fw 190, and the Fieseler Storch; planes fly at noon Saturday, educational presentation on “Flying Famous Warbirds” following the flight; flights subject to weather conditions, pilot availability and mechanical condition of the aircraft, Flying Heritage Collection, 3407 109th St SW, Everett; $8-$12 (877-342-3404 or www.flyingheritage.com
National Cupcake Day
MON Kids frost and eat cupcakes while supplies last, 10:15 a.m. Monday, Seattle Children’s Museum, Seattle Center Armory, Seattle; $7-$8.25 (206-441-1768 or www.thechildrensmuseum.org
“Women Who Rock”
ONGOING Exhibits include “Women Who Rock: Vision, Passion, Power,” “Fantasy: Worlds of Myth and Magic,” “Nirvana: Taking Punk to the Masses,” “Can’t Look Away: the Lure of Horror Film,” 10 a.m.-7 p.m. daily, EMP Museum, 325 Fifth Ave. N., Seattle; $12-$20 (206-770-2700 or www.empmuseum.org).
ONGOING Innovative activities for all ages, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. daily through Sept. 2, Pacific Science Center, 200 Second Ave. N., Seattle; $10-$18 (206-443-2001 or www.pacificsciencecenter.org
MOHAI Museum of History & Industry
ONGOING Permanent exhibits “True Northwest: The Seattle Journey” and “Waterways to the World,” temporary exhibits “Celluloid Seattle: At City at the Movies” through Sept. 8, “Still Afloat: A Contemporary History of Seattle’s Floating Homes,” , 10 a.m.–5 p.m. daily, until 8 p.m. Thursdays, MOHAI at Lake Union Park, 860 Terry Ave. N., Seattle; $12-$14 ages 14 and younger free; free admission first Thursdays (206-324-1126 or www.mohai.org).
Urban Campfire at Carkeek Park
FRI Roast marshmallows around a campfire, bring a flashlight, 7:30 p.m. Friday, Carkeek Park, 950 N.W. Carkeek Park Road, Seattle; $8, preregister (206-386-4236).
Westlake Park Family Fun Week
FRI-SAT Concerts, family activities, noon Friday-Saturday, including Pacific Science Center activities noon-3 p.m. Saturday, Westlake Park, 401 Pine St., Seattle; free (www.seattle.gov/parks/downtown).
SAT Music, games, bouncy house, vendors, skate competition, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Delridge Community Center and Park, 4501 Delridge Way S.W., Seattle (www.ndnc.org/delridgeday/).
Guided Nature Walk
SAT Walk to the eagles nest, through old-growth forest, along the water’s edge, for ages 4 and older, 1 p.m. Saturday, Seward Park Audubon Center, 5902 Lake Washington Boulevard S., Seattle; free (206-652-2444 or www.brownpapertickets.com/event/274475
YMCA Boot Camp and Yoga
SAT Outdoor classes for all levels, yoga, bring mat or towel, 10:45-11:45 a.m. Saturday; boot camp fast-paced, interval style workout, 9:30-10:30 a.m. Saturday, Cowen Park, 5849 15th Ave. N.E., Seattle; free (206-524-1400 or seattleymca.org).
History of Green Lake Park
SAT Walk through the history of the park and its uses through the years, from Olmsted to the present, 1 p.m. Saturday, Green Lake Park, 7201 E. Green Lake Drive N., Seattle; free, preregister (206-386-4236).
SAT Japanese full-moon festival, garden illuminated with paper lanterns, luminaries and floating boats, performances by dancers and musicians, 7-10 p.m., gates open 6 p.m. Saturday; tea ceremony, 6:15, 7:15 and 8:15 p.m. by advance registration, Seattle Japanese Garden, 1075 Lake Washington Blvd. E., Seattle; $15 or $25 with tea ceremony (www.brownpapertickets.com/event/431164
Moonlight Beach Adventure
SAT Beach program, see and touch beach creatures; bring a flashlight, 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Marina Beach, at the end of Admiral Way South, Edmonds (425-771-0227).
SAT Exhibits, guided low-tide walk, food, kids’ activities, educational information on restoring and protecting shellfish in Puget Sound, 10:30 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday; concert by Chantilly Lace, 7 p.m., $8, ages 13 and younger free, Fort Flagler State Park, Marrowstone Island, Highway 116, Hadlock; free, Discover Pass required for parking (360-385-1259).
SUN August tour topic is Native Plants, diversity of our local ecology and history of how these plants were used by native Salish peoples, 1 p.m. Sunday, Graham Visitor Center, 2300 Arboretum Dr. East, Seattle; free (206-543-8800 or www.uwbotanicgardens.org).
Mercer Slough Ranger Program: “Animal House”
SUN Learn about animal homes from hummingbirds to beavers, 2 p.m. Sunday, Mercer Slough Environmental Education Center, 1625 118th Ave. S.E., Bellevue; free, no registration required (425-452-2565).
SUN Learn about the special adaptations of raptors, for ages 5 and older, 1 p.m. Sunday, Lewis Creek Park, 5808 Lakemont Blvd., Bellevue; $2-$3, preregistration required (425-452-6885 or www.bellevuewa.gov/lewis_creek_park.htm).
Celebrate Shoreline Sandcastle Contest
SUN Music, prizes, noon-3 p.m. Sunday, registration 11:30 a.m., Richmond Beach Saltwater Park, 2021 N.W. 197th St., Shoreline; free (www.richmondbeachwa.org/sandcastlecontest).
Afternoon on the Trails at IslandWood
SUN Explore 255-acre woods, staff available to suggest trail hike route best suited to your group’s abilities and time available, visit a treehouse, traverse a suspension bridge over ravine, climb a forest canopy tower; no dogs, noon Sunday, IslandWood, 4450 Blakely Ave. N.E., Bainbridge Island; free, donations appreciated (206-855-4384 or www.islandwood.org/events/afternoon-on-the-trails-at-islandwood-4).
Owls and Other Natural Treasures of Lincoln Park
WED Listen, look for barred owls and signs of them in the forest and learn about other birds, bugs and plants, adult content, kid friendly, 7 p.m. Wednesday, Lincoln Park, 8011 Fauntleroy Way S.W., Seattle; $15-$10 (206-932-7225 or www.stewardshipadventures.com).
Swim for Life Across Lake Washington
WED 2.5-mile swim across Lake Washington from Medina Beach Park to Madison Park for teams of four or fewer swimmers and a kayaker safety boat, to raise money to add people to the national bone-marrow registry and facilitate matches, 7 a.m. Wednesday, Medina Beach Park, Medina; $160 (206-292-2544 or www.psbc.org/swimforlife
Mukilteo Beach Days
WED Explore the beach at low tide with WSU Beach Watchers, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Wednesday, Mukilteo Lighthouse Park, 609 Front St., Mukilteo (www.beachwatchers.wsu.edu/snohomish).
Guided Nature Walk
AUG. 22-25 Easy two-hour guided walk along Pipers Creek trail to identify plants, learn how salmon returned and other local history; 10:30 a.m. Aug. 22-25, meet at Picnic Area, 10299 Sixth Ave. N.W., Seattle; free (206-504-0916).
Edible Invasives Ice Cream Social
PLAN AHEAD Blackberry picking excursion in the park and cranking homemade ice cream, 1:30 p.m. Aug. 25, Discovery Park, Seattle; $8, preregister (206-386-4236).
Summer at Olympic Sculpture Park
ONGOING Food trucks, wine and bites from Taste Cafe, live music on the lawn, art activities, 6-8 p.m., tours at 6:30 p.m. Thursdays; 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, Olympic Sculpture Park, Broad Street and Elliott Avenue, Seattle; free (206-654-3100 or www.seattleartmuseum.org/getout/).
Summer Concert Series at The Mount
FRI Swing favorites with the 85th Street Big Band, kids’ activities, food, beer, wine available, bring chairs or blanket, 6 p.m. Friday, Providence Mount St. Vincent, 4831 35th Ave. S.W., Seattle; free (206-938-6242 or www.providence.org/themount).
SAT Soccer, volleyball tournaments, inflatables for kids, games, traditional European food and music, “It’s a Wonderful World“ exhibit, culture, history and traditions of countries that used to be home to many immigrants who now reside in the Greater Seattle area; noon-9 p.m. Saturday, Saghalie Middle School, 33914 19th Ave. S.W., Federal Way; free (253-334-2222 or www.desnasoccer.org
Lucha Libre in the Park
SAT Authentic Mexican lucha libre professional wrestling show following the Duwamish River Festival, 6 p.m. Saturday, Duwamish River Park, 7900 Tenth Ave. S., Seattle; free (360-910-4535 or www.facebook.com/LuchaVolcanica).
PEPSapalooza Family Music Fest
SAT Performances by Caspar Babypants, The Not-Its!, Recess Monkey and Rolie Polie Guacamole, activities 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, Everett Memorial Stadium, 3802 Broadway, Everett; $30-$45 (206-547-8570 or www.peps.org/support/pepsapalooza-a-family-music-fest-to-benefit-peps).
Summer concerts at the Locks
SAT-SUN Outdoor concerts, Microsoft Jumpin’ Jive Orchestra, 2 p.m. Saturday; Horseless Carriage Car Show, pre-1950s cars, 10:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Saturday; Altaeus Woodwind Quintet, 2 p.m. Sunday, Hiram M. Chittenden Locks, 3015 N.W. 54th St., Seattle; free (206-783-7059).
U Village Sounds of Summer Concert Series
WED Live music, food from Village restaurants, beer garden, kids’ activities, 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, University Village Mall, 25th Avenue Northeast and Northeast 45th Street, Seattle; free (206-523-0622 or www.uvillage.com/events
Hiawatha Summer Concert Series
AUG. 22 Outdoor concert for all ages, Thursdays through Aug. 29, 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Hiawatha Community Center, 2700 California Ave. S.W., Seattle; free (www.admiralneighborhood.org/summer-concerts/).
Kirkland Summer Concert Series
AUG. 22 Live performances. 7-8:30 p.m. Thursdays, All day Thursday, Marina Park, 25 Lake Shore Plaza, Kirkland; free (kirklandsummerconcerts.org/
Concerts in the Park
AUG. 22 Live performance. 6:30-8 p.m. Aug. 22, Pine Lake Park, 2615 228th Ave. S.E., Sammamish; free (www.ci.sammamish.wa.us/events/SpecialEvents.aspx).
Redmond’s Great Day of Play
PLAN AHEAD 5K walk/run along the Sammamish River Trail, youth basketball tournament, Aug. 23, Redmond City Hall, Redmond; $25-$60 (425-556-2333 or www.redmond.gov).
SAT Seattle Parks life-jacket sale; person the jacket is for must be present for fitting, ages 17 and younger must be accompanied by parent or guardian, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, Evans Pool, 7201 E. Green Lake Dr. N., Seattle; $20/youth, $30/teens to adults (www.seattle.gov/parks
Friday Night BBQ & Bowls
FRI Tips to get you started, wear flat-soled shoes and, if you want, bring something to grill; lawn bowling best suited for ages 11 to 100, 6 p.m. Friday, Jefferson Park Lawn Bowling Club, 4103 Beacon Ave. S., Seattle; $5 (206-762-2490 or www.seattlebowls.org/site/membership/try-it/open_bowls_bbq
Irish music ceremony
FRI Irish musicians gather at the 1861 headstone of Maire Barrett Maylor with old Gaelic inscription to play music in her memory, 4:30 p.m. Friday, Sunnyside Cemetery, Cemetery Road, Coupeville; free (425-290-7839 or irishclub.org/headstone).
SAT Attempt to set the world record for the largest water balloon fight; beer garden, live music, noon Saturday, Seattle Center, Seattle; $25-$30 (206-853-7521 or www.seattlepartycamp.com).
Indigenous Cultures Day
SAT Indigenous performers with modern and traditional dance and music from cultures of Africa, Thailand, Aztec, Haida, Hawaiian, South Pacific, Japan and the Coast Salish, mini powwow, native film festival, arts and crafts vendors, visual art demonstrations, skateboarding workshops, native youth theater performance, 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Saturday, Seattle Center Armory and Mural Amphitheatre, Seattle; (206-684-7200 or www.seattlecenter.com
Cabela’s Fall Great Outdoor Days Event
SAT-SUN Dutch oven cooking and gold panning demonstrations, laser shot, trophy scoring, decoy carving, Daisy BB gun range, live music by the Band CRABB and more, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, meet and greet with Glenn Hall, host of the popular TV show Hawg Quest, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday; UTV “Car Show” Saturday, Cabela’s, 9810 Quil Ceda Blvd., Tulalip; free (360-474-4880 or www.cabelas.com/tulalip
Seattle Center Fitness Program
TUE-WED Zumba workout dance classes, no experience necessary, 6-7 p.m. Tuesday, Fisher Pavilion Rooftop; Gentle Yoga for everyone, bring yoga mat, 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Wednesday, Exhibition Hall lawn north of International Fountain, All day Tuesday-Wednesday, Seattle Center, Seattle; free (www.seattlecenter.com/fitness).
Emerald City Open Water Swim
SAT One-mile and half-mile swims in Lake Washington’s Andrews Bay, 7:30 a.m. Saturday, Seward Park, 5902 Lake Washington Blvd. S., Seattle; $25-$40 (www.seattle.gov/parks).
Swim for Life Across Lake Washington
WED 2.5-mile swim across Lake Washington from Medina Beach Park to Madison Park for teams of four or fewer swimmers and a kayaker safety boat, to raise money to add people to the national bone marrow registry, and to facilitate matches, 7 a.m. Wednesday, Medina Beach Park, Medina; $160 (206-292-2544 or www.psbc.org/swimforlife).
ONGOING Outdoor, saltwater, Olympic-size pool with giant tube slide offers public swims, lap swims, lessons, water fitness, Lincoln Park, 8603 Fauntleroy Way S.W., Seattle; $3.75-$6.50, slide additional $1 (206-684-7494 or www.seattle.gov/parks/aquatics/colman.htm).
ONGOING Outdoor Big Pool with 50-foot corkscrew slide, warmer, shallow Little Pool, public swims, lap swims, lesson, water fitness, hours vary daily through Sept. 8, 2535 32nd Ave. W., Seattle; $3.75-$6.50, slide additional $1 (206-684-4708 or www.seattle.gov/parks/aquatics/Pools/mounger/schedule.htm
Seattle Architecture Foundation
FRI Walking tours, design details including the Smith Tower Chinese Room & Observation Deck, 10 a.m. Friday; Art + Architecture, 10 a.m. Saturday; Architecture 101, 10 a.m. Aug. 23, Seattle Architecture Foundation, 1333 Fifth Ave, Rainier Square Atrium, Seattle; $15-$25 (seattlearchitecture.org).
Tap Water Tours
FRI-SUN Tour by bus and foot to learn about the protected watershed, the source of Seattle’s tap water, 10:15 a.m. Friday-Sunday, Cedar River Watershed Education Center, 19901 Cedar Falls Road S.E., North Bend; $5-$10 by reservation (206-733-9421 or 425-831-6780 or www.seattle.gov/util).
Pike Place Market History Tours
SAT Friends of the Market history tour, 9 a.m. Saturdays through August, Pike Place Market, 1501 Pike Place, Seattle; $5-$10, reservations required by noon Friday before tour (206-322-2219).
Mill Creek Neighborhood Walking Home and Garden Tour
SAT Map for self guided tour or guided tour of historic Kent homes, proceeds help support the Kent Historical Museum and the Mill Creek Neighborhood Council, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Kent Historical Museum, 855 E. Smith St., Kent; $15 (253-854-4330 or www.kenthistoricalmuseum.org).
Metro Employees Historic Vehicle Association
SUN Four-hour scenic trip to Snoqualmie on restored vintage buses, 11 a.m. from Second Avenue South and South Main Street, Seattle; $5 (206-684-1816 or www.mehva.org
‘If These Walks Could Talk: The Centennial of Hizzoner’s Home’
SUN Visit the 1913 Craftsman-style home of former Seattle Mayor Greg Nickels and his wife Sharon, a benefit for the Southwest Seattle Historical Society, 1-3 and 3-5 p.m. Sunday, 1910 47th Ave. S.W., Seattle; $15-$125 (206-938-5293 or www.loghousemuseum.info).
Admiral Vashon’s Tour on the Virginia V
SUN Vashon-Maury Island Heritage Association cruise around the island on the historic Virginia V, 1 p.m. Sunday, Vashon Island Ferry Terminal, 10800 N. Vashon Highway, Vashon; $65-$80 (206-463-9355 or www.vashonhistory.org
MOHAI Walking Tour: Life on Aurora Avenue
WED Walking tour of the heart of Aurora, insight into to Seattle’s past, present and future, 6-8 p.m. Wednesday, from Stone Avenue North and North 90th Street, Seattle; $15-$20 (206-324-1126 or www.mohai.org/visit-us/mohai-calendar/eventdetail/559/-/neighborhood-history-tours-aurora-life-on-seattle-s-mother-road
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 seattlefreewalkingtours.org).
Packing like a savvy traveler
SAT Expert packing tips, 10 a.m. Saturday, Savvy Traveler, 112 Fifth Ave. S., Edmonds; $5 (425-744-6076 or www.savvytravelerstore.com
SAT Europe Through the Back Door classes, Germany, Austria, Switzerland, 10 a.m. Saturday, Edmonds Theater, 415 Main St., Edmonds; free, preregister (425-771-8303 or www.ricksteves.com).