Animal events

Take Your Dog to Work Day

FRI Dog adoptions from the Seattle Humane Society, 11 a.m.-1 p.m.; leash-free free play area for dogs, lunch for people, 11:30 a.m.; dog walk, 3:30 p.m. Friday, The Woodmark, 1200 Carillon Point, Kirkland; event free, lunch $15 (425-822-3700 or

Llama & Alpaca Show

Unlimited Digital Access. $1 for 4 weeks.

FRI-SUN Classes, demonstrations, fiber and other product vendors, hours vary Friday-Sunday, Thurston County Fairgrounds, 3045 Carpenter Road S.E., Olympia; free (

Adopt a Cat Month

ONGOING Adoption fees waived for cats six months or older with purchase of two-year pet licenses ($27), noon-6 p.m. Wednedays-Sundays through June, Seattle Animal Shelter, 2061 15th Ave. W., Seattle (206-386-7387 or


Northshore Karaoke Bingo BBQ

FRI Entertainment, games, prizes, drinks, food, 6 p.m. Friday, Northshore Senior Center, 10201 E. Riverside Drive, Bothell; $15 (425-286-1032 or

PAWS fundraiser

TUE Twenty percent of all sales donated to PAWS (Progressive Animal Welfare Society), pet-supply donations accepted, 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Tuesday, P.F. Chang’s China Bistro, 3000 184th St., Lynnwood (425-921-2100).

Summer Swell

JUNE 27 Music, food, drinks, oyster bar, activities; proceeds benefit People For Puget Sound, 6 p.m. June 27, Shilshole Bay Beach Club, 6413 Seaview Ave. N.W., Seattle; $50 (206-631-2623 or


Strawberry Festival ride

SAT Cascade Bicycle Club 20-25 mile, leisurely paced ride around Lake Sammamish with stop at Bellevue Strawberry Festival; steady rain cancels, 10 a.m. Saturday, Marymoor Park, 6046 W. Lake Sammamish Parkway N.E., Redmond (206-522-3222 or

Family ride, Magnuson Park

SUN Cascade Bicycle Club 5 mile, easy paced ride, 10 a.m. Sunday, Cascade Bicycle Club office, 7400 Sand Point Way N.E., Bldg. 30, Seattle (206-390-3945 or

Bike helmet fitting and giveaway

JUNE 27 Free bike helmets for kids ages 1-18, free multisport helmets for ages 5-18, wearers must be present for fitting, quantities limited, 5:30 p.m. June 27, Ballard Commons Park, 5701 22nd Ave. N.W., Seattle (

Explore the Greenway — Snoqualmie Tunnel Bike Ride

PLAN AHEAD Bike the 2-mile long tunnel at Snoqualmie Pass on 20-mile ride on John Wayne Pioneer Trail, 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m. June 29, North Bend; $25, preregister (

World Bicycle Relief Red-Bell 100

PLAN AHEAD World Bicycle Relief and Cascade Bicycle Club 104-mile ride from Redmond to Bellingham, 7 a.m. June 29, Marymoor Park, Redmond; $100 plus $150 fundraising minimum (

Tour de Pierce

PLAN AHEAD Ride through Pierce County on 12-, 30- and 50-mile courses, 7:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. June 30, Washington State Fair Events Center, Puyallup; $9-$17 (


Solstice Evening Birding at Marymoor Park

FRI See birds, watch at dusk for owls on easy 2-mile trail walk, bring binoculars, 6:30 p.m. Friday, Marymoor Park, 6046 W. Lake Sammamish Parkway N.E., Redmond; free, parking $1 (425-576-8805 or

Pileated Woodpeckers

JUNE 27 Eastside Audubon program with UW wildlife scientist, 7 p.m. June 27, Northlake Unitarian Universalist Church, 308 Fourth Ave. S., Kirkland; free (425-576-8805 or


Emerald City Contra Dance

FRI Beginners’ workshop, 7 p.m., dance with live music and caller, 7:30 p.m. Friday, Phinney Neighborhood Center, 6532 Phinney Ave. N., Seattle; $5-$8 (206-440-9839 or

Swing at the Barn

FRI West Coast Swing lesson, 7 p.m.; dance for ages 18 and older, 8 p.m. Friday, Rockin’ Horse Dance Barn, 11820 150th Ave. S.E., Renton; $15-$18 (

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

Dance for Joy

SAT Dance lesson, 7:30 p.m.; dance to waltz, swing, blues, polka, tango, Latin, 8:30 p.m. Saturday, Russian Community Center, 704 19th Ave. E., Seattle; $10-$15 (206-264-5646 or

Hayloft dance

SAT West Coast Swing lesson, no partner or experience required, 7 p.m.; dance to swing, ballroom, Latin and country music for all ages, 8 p.m. Saturday, The Hayloft Dance Hall, 15320 35th Ave. W., Lynnwood; $12-$15 (

Sno-King International Folk Dance Club

SAT Request dancing, folk-dance lesson, international folk dancing, 7 p.m. Saturday, Cedar Valley Grange, 20526 52nd Ave. W., Lynnwood; $7 (425-385-2088 or

Argentine tango for beginners

TUE Eight-week class for dance beginners, 7 p.m. Tuesday, Greenwood Senior Activity Center, 525 N. 85th St., Seattle; $80 (206-751-9553 or


Seafair Festival Kickoff

FRI Sneak peak at summer Seafair activities, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Friday, Westlake Center, 400 Pine St., Seattle (

Marathon Health & Fitness Expo

FRI Exhibits, samples by vendors of running gear, sports apparel, health and fitness products and information, 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Friday, CenturyLink Field Event Center, 800 Occidental Ave. S., Seattle; free (

Auburn KidsDay

FRI Entertainment, inflatable rides, mini golf, activities and information fair with 80 vendors, food concessions, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Friday, Les Gove Park, 11th Street and Auburn Way South, Auburn; free (253-931-3043 or

Fremont Fair and Solstice Parade

FRI-SUN Beer garden and entertainment, 4-11 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m.-11 p.m. Saturday, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Sunday; crafts, world imports from hundreds of vendors, 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Saturday, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Sunday; Fremont Solstice Parade 3 p.m. Saturday; Seattle Art Car Blowout display of 50 decorated art cars on display, music on four stages Saturday and Sunday; Arts for All activities for all ages, music, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday, Fremont Abbey Art Center; Dog Parade, 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Fremont neighborhood, Seattle (; Solstice Parade, 3 p.m. Saturday. on North 36th Street, Fremont Avenue and North 34th Street, from Third Avenue Northwest to Gas Works Park; Solstice Celebration music, food vendors, beer garden, 3-9 p.m. Saturday, Gas Works Park, Seattle (206-547-7440 or

NWGlobalFest Mutli-Cultural Festival

FRI-SUN Food trucks, community organizations, carnival games and rides, performances, presented by the Fiji Multi-Cultural Association, 3 p.m. Friday, noon Saturday-Sunday, 31510 20th Ave. S., Federal Way (206-403-6344 or

Puyallup Meeker Days Festival

FRI-SUN Entertainment, vendors, kids’ activities, dog lounge, quilt display, noon-9 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday, downtown Puyallup (253-840-2631 or

Morgan Junction Community Festival

SAT Vendors, local food, music, kids art and activities, 10:30 a.m.-7 p.m., Saturday, Morgan Junction Park, 6413 California Ave. S.W., Seattle (

Kent International Festival

SAT Entertainment, international food court, information from community organizations, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday, Town Square Plaza, Second Avenue and Smith Street, Kent (

Tacoma Beer & Blues Festival

SAT Beer and cider from 35 Washington breweries, music by Northwest blues bands, food truck, 1-10 p.m. Saturday, on Broadway between Ninth and 11th Streets, Tacoma; $25-$30 (253-591-5894 or

Bellevue Strawberry Festival

SAT-SUN Historical exhibits and demonstrations, entertainment, carnival games, family slide, bounce toys, strawberry shortcake eating contest, food and craft vendors, 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday; Classic Auto Show, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Sunday, Crossroads Park, 16000 N.E. 10th St., Bellevue; free parking and shuttle-bus service from Highland Middle School (

All’s Faire Bonney Lake Fantasy Faire

SAT-SUN Performances, games, knights’ combat tournaments and demonstrations, vendors, children’s activities, 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Sunday, Swiss Park, 9205 198th Ave. E., Bonney Lake; $8-$25 (

Pride Asia

SUN Celebrating cultural diversity with music, entertainment, noon-8 p.m. Sunday, Hing Hay Park, 409 Maynard Ave. S., Seattle (

Taste of Tacoma

PLAN AHEAD Food vendors, entertainment, 11 a.m.-9 p.m. June 28-29, 11 a.m.-8 p.m. June 30, Point Defiance Park, Tacoma (

Food events

Bainbridge Winery Tour

SAT-SUN Meet the winemakers at seven island wineries, noon-5 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, Bainbridge; tasting fee at some locations (

Daughters of the British Empire

SUN Traditional English tea, sandwiches, pastries, entertainment, 2 p.m. Sunday, Normandy Park Congregational Church, 19247 First Ave. S., Normandy Park; $17.50 (206-762-8247).

Salmon-safe wine tasting

SUN Wine tasting by salmon-safe wineries, proceeds help protect native salmon habitat, 2 p.m. Sunday, Wine World Warehouse, 400 N.E. 45th,. Seattle; $10 (206-292-9875 or

Yappier Hour

WED Dog-friendly outdoor happy hour with drink and food specials, 5 p.m. Wednesday, The Woodmark, 1200 Carillon Point, Kirkland; $3-$8 (425-822-3700 or


Garden Delights — Ferns

SAT Learn all about ferns, 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Master Gardener Demonstration Garden, 15416 S.E. 16th St., Bellevue; free (425-485-5942).

Living Wall Art

SAT Design and plant mosaics using living wall planters, noon Saturday, Molbak’s, 13625 N.E. 175th St., Woodinville; free (425-483-5000 or

Port Townsend Secret Garden Tour

SAT Jefferson County Master Gardener self-guided tour of six private gardens, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Port Townsend; $15-$20 (360-379-1172 or

PowellsWood Re-Opening Celebration

SAT-SUN Renovated garden in bloom, bluegrass and harp concerts, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, PowellsWood, 430 S. Dash Point Road, Federal Way; $5, ages 12 and younger free (253-529-1620 or

Vashon Island Garden Tour

SAT-SUN View five private gardens, gardening talks, art, music, plant sale, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, Vashon Allied Arts Gallery, 19704 Vashon Hwy., Vashon; $25 (206-463-5131 or

Lavender Celebration at Woodinville Lavender

ONGOING Fields of lavender in bloom, u-pick, shopping, classes, noon-5 p.m. Wednesdays through Sundays, Woodinville Lavender, 14223 Woodinville Redmond Rd NE, Redmond (425-398-3785 or


Puget Sound Beach Walk

SAT Walk includes beach at low tide, 12K (8 miles) on trails and through neighborhoods, start 8:30-9:30 a.m., finish by 1 p.m. Saturday, Shoreview Park, 700 N.W. Innis Arden Way, Shoreline (


Backyard Poultrykeeping

SAT Basics on keeping chickens in urban yards, 3 p.m. Saturday, White Center Library, 11220 16th S.W., Seattle; free (206-243-0233 or

Bellevue Library Car Show and Parking Garage Opening

SAT Ribbon cutting for new parking garage, 9:30 a.m., car show with 40 classic, muscle, exotic and electric cars, 10 a.m. Saturday, Bellevue Library, 1111 110th Ave. N.E., Bellevue (425-450-1765 or

Marymoor R/C Model Airplane Swap Meet

SAT Buy, sell and swap model airplanes, helicopters and equipment, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, Marymoor Park, 6046 W. Lake Sammamish Parkway N.E., Redmond; free (425-883-2465 or

Introduction to genealogy

SAT Information for beginners to trace family history, 2 p.m. Saturday, Auburn Library, 1102 Auburn Way S., Auburn (253-931-3018 or

Crossroads Doll and Teddy Bear Show

SAT-SUN Displays, vendors of antique to modern dolls, teddy bears and accessories, appraisals, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, Washington State Fair Event Center, 110 Ninth Ave. S.W., Puyallup; $4-$7 (253-841-5045 or

Nostalgia Swap Meet and Car Show

SUN All classic/muscle cars, vendors, 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Sunday, Triple XXX Drive-In, 98 N.E. Gilman Blvd., Issaquah (206-381-3500 or

Museum events

Family Adventures in Aero-Dynamics

FRI Laern about and engineer things that fly, float and spin, 6 p.m. Friday, KidsQuest Children’s Museum, 4089 Factoria Blvd. S.E., Bellevue; $20-$25/family (425-637-8100 or

Greet the Dodge Challenger Race Car

SAT Arrival of 1970 Dodge Challenger that won the 1981 American Hot Rod Association’s World Championship, to be put on display in the museum; driver Al Young shares stories about his 25 years racing the Challenger, activities, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, MOHAI at Lake Union Park, 860 Terry Ave. N., Seattle; $12-$14, ages 14 and younger free (206-324-1126 or

Museum of Flight fly-in

SAT Aircraft fly-in and program on American warplanes sent to Russia in World War II, 2-4:30 p.m. Saturday, Museum of Flight, 9404 E. Marginal Way S., Seattle; $10-$18 (206-764-5720 or

Hands-On Day

SAT Make a traditional sock puppet, 11 a.m. Saturday, Shoreline Historical Museum, 18501 Linden Ave. N., Shoreline; free (206-542-7111 or

Mary Olson Farm

SAT-SUN Visit historic farm with 1897 barn, orchard, noon-5 p.m. Saturdays-Sundays, 28728 Green River Road, Auburn; free (253-288-7433 or

Camlann Medival Village

SAT-SUN Living history museum experiences, interpreters portraying 14th century English village life and activities, noon-5 p.m. Saturdays-Sundays, Camlann Medieval Village, 10320 Kelly Road N.E., Carnation; $5 (425-788-8624 or

Family Weekend

SAT-SUN Children’s art activities, meet artist Barbara H. Berger, art demonstrations, clowns, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, noon-4 p.m. Sunday, Bainbridge Island Museum of Art, 100 Ravine Lane N.E., and Kids Discovery Museum, 301 Ravine Lae N.E., Bainbridge Island; free (206-842-4451 or

Fire Department Kids Safety Day

PLAN AHEAD Fire-equipment displays, climb aboard a fire engine, meet firefighters, safety information, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. June 28, Museum of Flight parking lot, 9404 E. Marginal Way S., Seattle; free (206-764-5720 or

Issaquah Downtown History Hike

PLAN AHEAD Two-mile walk through the history of Issaquah, 11 a.m. June 29, Issaquah; $3-$5, advance registration required (425-392-3500 or

“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 (

Park events

Tide Pool Adventure

SAT Explore the beach at low tide, 9 a.m. Saturday, Discovery Park, 3801 W. Government Way, Seattle; free, preregister (206-386-4237 or

Beach Safari, Me-Kwa-Mooks

SAT Search for tidepool animals one of the lowest tides of the year, 9:30 a.m. Saturday, Me-Kwa-Mooks Park, 4503 Beach Drive S.W., Seattle; free, preregister (206-386-4237 or

Native Plants of Carkeek Park

SAT Walk to learn about native plants, 10 a.m. Saturday, Carkeek Park, 950 N.W. Carkeek Park Road, Seattle; free, preregister (206-386-4237 or

Animal Art

SAT Draw and sketch Pacific Northwest species from a collection of wildlife mounts, for ages 8 and older; 1 p.m. Saturday, Lewis Creek Park, 5808 Lakemont Blvd., Bellevue; $4-$5, preregister (425-452-6885 or

Bridle Trails Park Foundation Party in the Park

SAT 10K/5k run/walk, pancake breakfast, equestrian drill teams, jousting knights, kids’ activities, 8 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Saturday, Bridle Trails State Park, Northeast 53rd Street and 116th Avenue Northeast, Kirkland; run/walk $15-$25 (

Beach Naturalists, Des Moines

SAT-MON Naturalists help visitors explore the beach at low tide, drop in 10 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Saturday; 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Sunday; 10:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Monday, Redondo Beach, 28203 Redondo Beach Drive S., Des Moines; and Saltwater State Park, 25205 Eighth Pl. S., Des Moines; free (

Beach Naturalist Program, Olympic Sculpture Park

SAT-TUE Naturalists help visitors explore the beach at low tide, 10 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Saturday; 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Sunday; 10:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Monday; 11 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Tuesday; Olympic Sculpture Park, Broad Street and Elliott Avenue, Seattle; free (

Beach Naturalist program

SAT-WED Naturalists help visitors explore the beach at low tide, drop in 10 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Saturday; 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Sunday; 10:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Monday; 11:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Tuesday; 11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Wednesday, Carkeek Park, Golden Gardens, Constellation Park/South Alki, Lincoln Park, Seattle; Seahurst Park, Burien; Richmond Beach, Shoreline; and Des Moines Beach Park; free (

Remlinger Farms Country Fair Fun Park

SAT-SEPT. 2 Kiddie rides, steam train, farm animals, hay jump, 10:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, daily starting Monday, Remlinger Farms, 32610 N.E. 32nd St., Carnation; $11.68-$14.94 (425-333-4135 or

Arboretum Walk

SUN Foster Island wetlands, history, 1 p.m. Sunday, Graham Visitor Center, 2300 Arboretum Dr. East, Seattle; free (206-543-8800 or

Half Off Wild Waves Admission

SUN Bring a donation of new clothing for foster kids in any size, infant to adult, for half off admission, 10 a.m. Sunday, Wild Waves Theme Park, 36201 Enchanted Parkway S., Federal Way; $7.50 (888-887-5337 or

Maury Island Low Tide Celebration

SUN Explore Puget Sound marine life at low tide, for all ages, 10 a.m. Sunday, Point Robinson Lighthouse, S.W. Point Robinson Road, Vashon Island; free (206-463-0303).

Extreme Low Tide Critter Walk at Fort Ward Park

TUE Low-tide sea life for all ages with IslandWood naturalists, Bainbridge Island Beach Naturalists and Kitsap Beach Watchers; no dogs, noon-2 p.m. Tuesday, Fort Ward Park, 2241 Pleasant Beach Drive, Bainbridge Island; free (206-855-4384 or

Close to Solstice Twilight Hike

PLAN AHEAD Hike while the sun sets, explore the park for signs of animals, 7:30 p.m. June 29, Discovery Park, Seattle; $5, preregister (206-386-4237 or


Ballard Summer Solstice Soiree

SAT Food, music by Steve James and Del Rey and the band Four, 7-11 p.m. Saturday, Leif Erikson Lodge, 2245 N.W. 57th St., Seattle; $20-$35 (800-838-3006 or

Summerfest at Thornton Place

SAT Salsa dance lesson, music with Miho & Diego, food vendor, 3 p.m. Saturday, Thornton Place Plaza, 301 N.E. Thornton Place, Seattle; free (206-523-1111

Summer concerts at the Locks

SAT-SUN Outdoor concerts, Eastside Modern Jazz, 2 p.m. Saturday; Microsoft Orchestra, 2 p.m. Sunday, Hiram M. Chittenden Locks, 3015 N.W. 54th St., Seattle; free (206-783-7059).


Rock ’n’ Roll Marathon

SAT Run 26.2-mile marathon or 13.1 half-marathon with live bands every mile along the course, finish-line festival, 7 a.m. Saturday, Seattle Center, Seattle; $115-$150 (

Deception Pass Challenge

SAT All proceeds support education and resource protection in Deception Pass State Park; 1/2-mile swim in Cranberry Lake; 13-mile road and trail bike; run 4 miles from West Beach to top of Goose Rock and back, individual or team of three, 8 a.m. Saturday, Deception Pass State Park, Whidbey Island; $50-$100 (

Run Like the Wind Running Festival

SAT-SUN Run among the majestic wind turbines, 5K, 10 a.m. Saturday; half marathon, 10:30 a.m. Saturday; marathon, 10 a.m. Sunday; 10K, 10:30 a.m. Sunday, Wild Horse Wind and Solar Facility, 25901 Vantage Highway, Ellensburg; $25-$60 (

Run & Walk With Pride

SUN 4K run, 10K run, 4K walk, benefits nonprofit GLBT organization Social Outreach Seattle and Seattle Area Support Groups, 10 a.m. Sunday, Seward Park, 5902 Lake Washington Blvd. S., Seattle; $15-$35 (

Street Scramble: Run, Walk or Bike

SUN Run, walk, bike, individually or teams, find 30 locations on the map of downtown Tacoma in 90 minutes or three hours, 2 p.m. Sunday, Washington State History Museum, 1911 Pacific Ave., Tacoma; $5-$40 (


Mercer Island Friends of the Library

FRI-SUN Hardback bargain sale to benefit the library, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, 1-5 p.m. Sunday, Mercer Island Library, 4400 88th Ave. S.E., Mercer Island (206-236-3537 or

Virginia Mason Farmers Market

FRI Local produce, baked goods, health and wellness information, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Fridays through August, Virginia Mason Medical Center, 925 Seneca St., Seattle (

Farmers Market on Pike Place

FRI-SUN Additional space for farmers to sell produce along Pike Place with some blocks closed to vehicles, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays through Sept. 29, Chefs on the Cobblestones cooking demonstrations noon and 2 p.m. Sundays, Pike Place Market, Seattle (

Megan & Liz — GR8 American Road Trip

SAT Acoustic performance by duo Megan & Liz followed by time for photos with customers; American Rag fashion show, shop, 1 p.m. Saturday, Macy’s Alderwood, 18700 Alderwood Mall Blvd., Lynnwood (425-712-6000).

Rummage sale, Auburn

SAT Collectibles, clothing, books, 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Saturday, First United Methodist Church, 100 N St. S.E., Auburn (253-833-5726).

Friends of the Seattle Public Library Book Sale

SAT-SUN Thousands of books, CDs, DVDs at bargain prices to support Seattle Public Library, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday, North Seattle Community College, 9600 College Way N., Seattle (206-682-7567 or


Friday Night BBQ & Bowls

FRI Tips to get you started, wear flat-soled shoes, option to bring something to grill; 6 p.m. Fridays, Jefferson Park Lawn Bowling Club, 4103 Beacon Ave. S., Seattle; $5 (206-762-2490 or

Seattle Gaelic Games

SAT Seattle Gaels host tournament for the traditional Irish field sports of Gaelic football, hurling, and camogie, hours vary Saturday, Green Lake Park, 7201 E. Green Lake Drive N., Seattle; free (

Northwest Riders Wake Series

PLAN AHEAD Wakeboard competition, pro double-up contest, free for spectators, 6-9:30 p.m. June 28; Pro/Am wakeboard contest, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. June 29; wakeboard clinic, June 29, Lake Tye Park, 14964 Fryelands Boulevard, Monroe (425-220-0675 or

Special interest

Kidney Health Fest for African-American Families

SAT Free health screening.; educational program; healthy food by local celebrity chefs, music, exhibits, fitness demonstrations, all welcome, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, Van Asselt Elementary School, 8311 Beacon Ave. S., Seattle; free (


Green Lake Open Water Swim

PLAN AHEAD Half-mile straight course and the 1-mile oval course, prizes for top male and female in age group categories, 7:30 a.m. June 30, Green Lake Park, Seattle; $25-$55 (206-684-4961 or


Seattle Architecture Foundation

FRI Walking tours on design elements of buildings, 10 a.m. Friday; Art and Architecture, 10 a.m. Friday; Architecture’s Greatest Hits, 10 a.m. June 28, Seattle Architecture Foundation, 1333 Fifth Ave, Rainier Square Atrium, Seattle; $15-$25 advance purchase recommended (800-838-3006 or

Pike Place Market History Tours

SAT Friends of the Market history tour, 9 a.m. Saturdays through Aug., 9 a.m. Saturday, Pike Place Market, 1501 Pike Place, Seattle; $5-$10 reservations required by noon Friday before tour (206-322-2219).

Ballard Classic Home Tour

SUN Self-guided walking tour of seven vintage Ballard homes, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday, Sunset Hill Community Association, 3003 NW 66th St., Seattle; $20 (206-992-7010 or

Cedar River Watershed History Programs

SUN Railroad history treasure tour for adults, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, $15; Historic Cedar Falls townsite tour for adults, 9:30 a.m.-noon Sunday, $10; Cedar River Watershed Education Center, 19901 Cedar Falls RD SE, North Bend; preregister (206-733-9421 or 425-831-6780).

Travel events

Travel seminars

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


Green Kirkland

FRI EarthCorps park restoration project, 10 a.m. Friday, Carillon Woods Park, 5429 106th Ave. N.E., Kirkland (