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Cascade Pembroke Welsh Corgi Fun Day

SAT Games, demos, costume contest with your corgi, purebred or mixed, 10 a.m. Saturday, Cedar River Park, 1717 S.E. Maple Valley Highway, Renton; $5/family (


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PLAN AHEAD Benefit walk, 10 a.m.; pet vendors, Kids Zone, dog agility and contests, food trucks, beer and mimosa garden, Marymoor Park, 6046 W. Lake Sammamish Parkway N.E., Redmond; free, minimum suggested donation $25/adult (425.787.2500 x833 or

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LeMay Car Show

SAT Display of vintage vehicles, antiques and other memorabilia. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, LeMay Family Collection at Marymount, 325 152nd St. E., Tacoma; $5-$15 (253-272-2336 or

Lucky Car Collector Auctions

SAT-SUN Sports cars, muscle cars, classics, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, LeMay Family Collection at Marymount, 325 152nd St. E., Tacoma; $10 (206-467-6531 or

Pacific Northwest Concours d’Elegance

PLAN AHEAD Classic and sports car 100-mile drive on scenic country roads, breakfast and lunch, 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Sept. 5, $80; auction, dinner, 6:30 p.m. Sept. 6, $150-$175; display of classic cars, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Sept. 7, $10-$35, LeMay — America’s Car Museum, Tacoma (253-779-8490 or


Seattle UNCF Walk, Run, Bike for Education

SAT Walk to help students get to and through college, 5K walk/run and 10K bike, 8:30 a.m., register 7:30 a.m.; fitness challenge, bike safety rodeo for ages 6-14, hamburger barbecue cook-off ($25-$50 to compete), Kids Happy Hour with backpacks, educational resources, healthy eating tips for kids, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, Pratt Park, 18th Avenue South and South Main Street, Seattle; free, minimum $25 donation suggested (

Salmon Chanted Evening

SUN Tom Douglas and staff prepare grilled salmon meal, all proceeds benefit Seattle Parks Department, noon-6 p.m. Sunday, Victor Steinbrueck Park, 2001 Western Ave., Seattle; $30 (

The 12 Kickoff

SUN Bringing the 12 Community together to kickoff the season with fun, music in support of the Derrick Coleman, Jr. NO EXCUSE Foundation, 11 a.m. Sunday, Cheney Stadium, 2502 S. Tyler St., Tacoma; $20-$50 (

Restoring Lives Breakfast

WED Fundraiser and awareness-raising event about mental illness with keynote speaker King County Prosecutor Dan Satterberg, 7:30 a.m. Wednesday, Maggiano’s Little Italy, 10455 N.E. Eighth St., Bellevue; suggested donation $100 (425-885-6264 or

Strikes for Kids

PLAN AHEAD Bowling event hosted by Seahawks Earl Thomas, 5-7 p.m., Marshawn Lynch, 8-10 p.m., proceeds benefit kids’ charities, 5 p.m. Sept. 6, Acme Bowl, Tukwila; $150/bowler, $100/spectator (

Walk/Bike for Sickle Cell

PLAN AHEAD Twenty-five or 10 mile bike ride, 3.6 mile way for advocacy and support for people with Sickle Cell, 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Sept. 6, Seward Park, Seattle; $15-$30 (253-226-5578 or


Ride to Japanese Garden

FRI Cascade Bicycle Club 20-24 mile, leisurely paced ride with stop at Seattle Japanese Garden (admission $4-$6), lunch stop, 10 a.m. Friday Gas Works Park, Seattle; showers cancel (

Saturday group ride

SAT All welcome, 15-20 mph pace rides, 36 miles Edmonds route, 8 a.m. Saturday, Cascade Bicycle Studio, 180 N. Canal St., Seattle; (

Slow ride: picnic at Seward Park

SAT Cascade Bicycle Club 13 mile, easy pace ride, bring lunch, 11 a.m. Saturday, Northwest African American Museum, 2300 S. Massachusetts St., Seattle (

Bike MS Washington

PLAN AHEAD 22- to 97-mile one or two day routes, Sept. 6-7, Skagit County Fairgrounds, Mount Vernon; $75 and $250 minimum fundraising donation (206-284-4254).


Skandia folk dancing

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

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

Dance open house

TUE-WED Dance demos, dancing, beginner dance lessons, including country 2-step, East Coast swing, 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, waltz and salsa 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Rockin’ Horse Dance Barn, 11820 150th Ave. S.E., Renton (425-255-9211 or


Evergreen State Fair

FRI-MON Horse show, rodeo, 4H animals, exhibits, demonstrations, carnival rides, contests, vendors, concerts, food, 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Friday-Sunday, 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Monday; Evergreen State Fairgrounds, 14405 179th Ave. S.E., Monroe; $5-$10, ages 5 and younger and 90 and older free; free admission with 3 cans of food per person 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Friday; free for military and first responders with ID Friday; $5-$8 Monday (360-805-6700 or

Grill & Chill

SAT Food, inflatables, music, hosted by Shoreline Community Church, 2 p.m. Saturday, Cromwell Park, North 179th Street and Meridian Avenue North, Shoreline; free (206-362-4790 or


SAT-MON Music, dance, theater, film, literary art, visual art, comedy, kids’ activities, 11 a.m. Saturday, Sunday, Monday, Seattle Center, Seattle; $112-$500/three days, ages 10 and younger free (206-673-5060 or

Bremerton Blackberry Festival

SAT-MON Fly-In/car show, 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, Bremerton National Airport; fun run/walk, 9:30 a.m. Saturday; food and craft vendors, beer garden, blackberry wine tasting and sale, entertainment, kids’ activities, 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Sunday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday; Bremerton/Port Orchard food ferry every half-hour, $2; Bremerton Waterfront Boardwalk, Second Street and Washington Avenue, Bremerton (

Taste of Port Orchard

SUN Music, food, art, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Sunday, Port Orchard waterfront Port Orchard (

Puget Sound Bird Fest

PLAN AHEAD Celebration of birds and nature; keynote speaker Tony Angell, 7:30 p.m. Sept. 5, free; exhibits, presentations, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sept. 6, kids’ activities 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Sept. 6, Frances Anderson Center, 700 Main St., Edmonds; guided walks and field trips Sept. 6-7, Edmonds, preregistration required for some events (425-771-0227 or

Mukilteo Lighthouse Festival

PLAN AHEAD Parades, art vendors, food, entertainment, Run-a-Muk 5K/10K, 3 p.m.-midnight Sept. 6, 11 a.m.-midnight Sept. 6, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sept. 7, Lighthouse Park, Mukilteo (425-353-5516 or

Washington State Fair

PLAN AHEAD Concerts, carnival rides, 4-H animals and displays, vendors, food, 9 a.m.-11 p.m. Sept. 5-6, 9 a.m.-10 p.m. Sept. 7, 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Sept. 8-11, through Sept. 21; Washington State Fair Rodeo Breakfast, 8-10 p.m. Sept. 5, Pioneer Park, Puyallup, $2; Western Rodeo Parade and Cattle Drive, 10 a.m. Sept. 5, Meridian Street, Puyallup; rodeo, 1 p.m. Sept. 5, $5-$81; rodeo with Clay Walker concert, 6:30 p.m. Sept. 5, $30-$50; rodeo, 1 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. Sept. 6, $16-$35; Washington State Fair Events Center, 110 Ninth Ave. S.W., Puyallup; $9-$12.50, ages 5 and younger free; free admission 9 a.m.-noon Sept. 5; ages 18 and younger free Sept. 6-7 with online coupon (253-841-5045 or

Port Townsend Wooden Boat Festival

PLAN AHEAD Display of hundreds of boats on land and in the water, speakers, exhibits, music, beer garden, food vendors, Lady Washington excursions, 9 a.m.-9 p.m. Sept. 5-6, 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Sept. 7, Port Townsend Wooden Boat Foundation, Water Street, 380 Jefferson St., Port Townsend (

Food events

Vegetarian Tamale Making Class

SAT Make and take home one dozen tamales prepared in traditional fashions; proceeds support Senior Nutrition & Wellness Program, 10 a.m. Saturday, El Centro De La Raza, 2524 16th Ave. S., Seattle; $75 (206-957-4611 or

Seattle Cooks

SEPT. 4 Seattle Public Library hosts Seattle Culinary Academy students demonstrating recipes, samples and information, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Sept. 4, South Lake Union Farmers Market, 410 Terry Ave., Seattle (206-386-4636 or

21 Acres: Cultivating Cooks 101

PLAN AHEAD How to can and preserve farm fresh produce safely, 6:30 p.m. Sept. 5, 21 Acres Farm, Woodinville; $15 (425-481-1500 or


UW Botanic Gardens: Intro to Ornamental Grasses

SAT Master Gardener discusses selection, culture, and landscape use of ornamental grasses, 10 a.m. Saturday, Center for Urban Horticulture, 3501 N.E. 41st St., Seattle; free (206-685-8033 or

Meerkerk Garden sale

SAT-SUN Up to half off potted plants and species and hybrid rhodies, 9 a.m. Saturday-Sunday, Meerkerk Gardens, 3531 Meerkerk Lane, Greenbank; free admission (360-678-1912 or


Star Parties

FRI-SAT Seattle Astronomical Society hosts telescopes for viewing the night sky and information for all ages, weather permitting; 8 p.m. Friday, Green Lake Park south of the Bathhouse Theater, 7201 E. Green Lake Drive N., Seattle; and 8 p.m. Saturday, Paramount Park, Eighth Avenue Northeast and Northeast 155th Street, Shoreline; free (

Museum events

Blue Star Museum Military Appreciation Day

FRI Three museum celebration with music, activities, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Friday, featuring Navy Band Northwest’s Deception Brass, 1-3 p.m., Bainbridge Island Museum of Art (BIMA), Kids Discovery Museum (KiDiMu), and Bainbridge Island Museum of Art, 550 Winslow Way East, Bainbridge Island; free (206-451-4005 or

Spy: The Secret World of Espionage

FRI-MON Last days of exhibit from the collections of the CIA, the FBI, gadgets and artifacts from spies and spy catchers, spy technologies and tools-of-trade, some recently declassified, timed entry tickets 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Friday-Monday, Pacific Science Center, 200 Second Ave. N, Seattle; $20-$33 (206-443-2001 or

Gen7: Empowering Native Youth

SAT Art opening with storytelling, videos, spoken word, visual art by Gen7 Native Youth Program, 5 p.m. Saturday, Duwamish Longhouse & Cultural Center, 4705 W. Marginal Way S.W., Seattle; free (206-431-1582 or

Vintage Aircraft Weekend

SAT-SUN Food, music, vintage aircraft flybys and demonstrations, speakers, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, Historic Flight Foundation, 10719 Bernie Webber Drive, Mukilteo; $10-$15 (425-348-3200 or

Fold the Flock

SAT-MON Part of world wide event to mark the 100-year anniversary of the extinction of the Passenger pigeon, once the most populous bird in North America, making origami Passenger pigeons to symbolically recreate the size of former Passenger pigeon flocks by the creation of one million paper birds; museum displays its Passenger pigeon specimen, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday-Monday, Burke Museum of Natural History and Culture, University of Washington, Seattle; $7.50-$10 (206-543-5590 or

First Thursday, MOHAI

SEPT. 4 Admission free, special activities for all ages, 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Sept. 4, Museum of History & Industry, 860 Terry Ave. N., Seattle (206-324-1126 or

First Thursday, Museum of Flight

SEPT. 4 Free admission, 5-9 p.m. Sept. 4, Museum of Flight, 9404 E. Marginal Way S., Seattle; (206-764-5720 or

First Thursday, SAM

SEPT. 4 Free admission, 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Sept. 4; reduced admission price to special exhibits, $6-$9, Seattle Art Museum, 1300 First Ave., Seattle (206-654-3100 or

First Thursdays, the Burke

SEPT. 4 Free museum admission, activities, 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Sept. 4, Burke Museum of Natural History and Culture, University of Washington, Seattle (206-543-5590 or

Free Days, the Wing

SEPT. 4 Free admission, 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Sept. 4, Wing Luke Museum of the Asian Pacific American Experience, 719 S. King St., Seattle (206-623-5124 or

SAAM free days

SEPT. 4 Free admission, 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Sept. 4, Seattle Asian Art Museum, 1400 E. Prospect St., Seattle (206-654-3100 or

Park events

Jetty Island

FRI-MON Last weekend of the season for ferry to two-mile long man-made island with sandy beaches, shallow water and nature trails, 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Friday-Saturday, 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Sunday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday, 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

Remlinger Farms Country Fair Family Fun Park

FRI-MON Farm animals, kiddie rides, steam train, hay jump, pony rides, 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Friday-Monday, Saturdays-Sundays Sept. 6-Oct. 31; $10.75-$12.95, Remlinger Farms, 32610 N.E. 32nd St., Carnation (425-333-4135 or

Bell Street Park Saturday Fun Days

SAT Chalk art activities, games, imagination playground for kids, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, Bell Street Park, Bell Street between Second and Third Avenues, Seattle (

Bloedel Reserve Community Picnic

SAT Outdoor party, bring picnic food, dance to Cuban-influenced music by Si Limon, play croquet, bocce ball and badminton, dessert provided, 5:30 p.m. Saturday, The Bloedel Reserve, 7571 Dolphin Drive N.E., Bainbridge Island; $6-$18 (206-842-7631 or

Arboretum Walk

SUN Casual, 90-minute walk to learn about native plants and how the Salish peoples used them for everything from food to clothing to housing and transportation, 1 p.m. Sunday, Graham Visitor Center, 2300 Arboretum Dr. East, Seattle; free (206-543-8800 or


Oak Harbor Music Festival

FRI-SUN Two stages with 30 bands playing all types of music, wine and beer gardens, food trucks, arts and crafts vendors, camping available; 6-11 p.m. Friday, 11 a.m.-11 p.m. Saturday, 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Sunday, Oak Harbor; free (

Concerts at the Locks

SAT-MON Outdoor concerts, Around the Sound Band, 2 p.m. Saturday; Pacific Cascade Big Band, 2 p.m. Sunday; Michael Clune & Sleep till Noon Band blues and rock, 2 p.m. Monday, Hiram M. Chittenden Locks, 3015 N.W. 54th St., Seattle; free (206-764-3464).

Spark Jewish music festival

SUN All ages, outdoor Jewish music festival, craft vendors, kosher cuisine, Kids Korral with squirrel balls, coffee sack races, sports, noon-6 p.m. Sunday, Seward Park Amphitheater, 5898 Lake Washington Blvd. S., Seattle; $18, ages 14 and younger free (

NFL Kickoff Concert

SEPT. 4 Concert with Soundgarden and Pharrell Williams to celebrate opening day of the Seahawks season, 2:30 p.m. Sept. 4, CenturyLink Field, Seattle; free (


Seahawks 5K NFL Kickoff Run

MON 5K run, 7:30 a.m.; kids’ half-mile fun run, 11 a.m., Finish Festlval, 7:30 a.m. Monday, CenturyLink Field Event Center, 800 Occidental Ave. S., Seattle; $25-$60, space limited; if space available, register Saturday-Sunday at The Pro Shop@CenturyLink Field or The Landing, Renton (

Washington State Fair Xplore Adventure Race

PLAN AHEAD Teams of 2-5 people visit locations around the Fair, solving clues and completing challenges, submitting proof via smartphone; proceeds benefit Washington State Fair Foundation educational projects; all-ages race, noon; ages 21 and older only, 6 p.m. Sept. 7, Washington State Fair Events Center, Puyallup; $20-$55 preregister, space limited (

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, Camlann Medieval Village, 10320 Kelly Road N.E., Carnation; $5 cash only (425-788-8624 or

Labor Day Celebration

MON Annual celebration of workers’ rights, with live music, hot dogs, ice cream, raffles, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Monday, Lower Woodland Park, 1000 N. 50th St., Seattle; free (206-441-8510 or

Evening with Ken Burns: The Roosevelts

WED KCTS-9 hosts Ken Burns, moderated by Tim Egan, conversation and sneak peak of documentary series “The Roosevelts: An Intimate History,” 7 p.m. Wednesday, McCaw Hall, 321 Mercer St., Seattle; $25-$30 (

Meet Arthur the Aardvark

SEPT. 4 Meet Arthur from the kids’ book series and PBS Kids, with photos, crafts and activities for kids, 11 a.m., noon, 1 and 2 p.m. Sept. 4, Westfield Southcenter Dining Terrace on Level 2, 633 Southcenter Parkway, Tukwila (206-682-6979 or


Seattle Beaches

FRI-MON Last weekend of the season for lifeguards on duty, noon-7 p.m. Friday, 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Saturday-Monday, weather permitting, beaches at Matthews, 9300 51st Ave. N.E.; Madison, 1900 43rd Ave. E.; Mount Baker, 2301 Lake Washington Blvd. S; Seward, 5902 Lake Washington Blvd. S.; and West Green Lake, 7312 W. Green Lake Dr., Seattle (206-684-4075 or

Colman Pool

FRI-MON Outdoor, saltwater pool with giant tube slide, public swims, lap swims, water fitness, daily through Monday and Sept. 6-7, Lincoln Park, 8603 Fauntleroy Way S.W., Seattle; $3.75-$6.50 (206-684-7494 or

Henry Moses Aquatic Center

FRI-MON Last weekend of the season for outdoor leisure pool wave machine, water spray play area, two water slides, and six-lane lap pool; hours vary Friday-Monday, Henry Moses Aquatic Center, 1719 S.E. Maple Valley Highway, Renton; $3-$14 (425-430-6780 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

Snoqualmie train

SAT-MON Ride a vintage train from Victorian-era depot museum, every 90 minutes starting at 11 a.m. Saturday, Sunday, Monday, Northwest Railway Museum, 38625 SE King St, Snoqualmie; $10-$18 (425-888-3030 or

Lummi Island Artists’ Studio Tour

SAT-SUN Arts display and sale at venues around the island, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, Lummi Island (


Capitol Hill Weekend Walk

SAT Volkssport 3 or 6 mile walks through First Hill and Capitol Hill, start anytime 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, Seattle University, 901 12th Ave., Seattle; free (

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