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Animal events

Seattle Metro Reptile Expo

SAT Large selection of captive bred reptiles for sale, pet product companies, educational exhibits, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, live reptile presentations at noon and 2 p.m., Renton Community Center, 1715 Maple Valley Highway, Renton; $4-$9 (

Love Me Tender Adoption Event

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SAT Pawsitive Alliance hosts multiple animal rescue agencies with more than 100 adoptable dogs and cats, all spayed/neutered; adoption fees vary, 10 a.m. Saturday, PetSmart, 1130 S.E. Everett Mall Way, Everett (206-486-4738 or


Neighborhood Spring Carnival

FRI Games, food, prizes for kids aged 1-5, Seattle Biscuit Company food truck to benefit Broadview Co-Op Preschool, 4 p.m. Friday, Grace Lutheran Church, 11051 Phinney Ave. N., Seattle; $1-$10 (206-363-6744 or

March for Babies

SAT Walk 3.1 miles to benefit March of Dimes; 9 a.m. Saturday, Fisher Pavilion, Seattle Center, Seattle; suggested fundraising goal $250 (206-624-1373) or

Hoot! Gala

SAT Chimpanzee Sanctuary Northwest gala and fundraiser, learn about the Cle Elum Seven chimpanzees, auction, dinner, dessert dash, 6 p.m. Saturday, Bell Harbor Conference Center, Pier 66, Seattle; $100 (509-699-0728 or

Night Out for a Cure

SAT Madhouse Project hosts celebration benefiting Seattle Cancer Care Alliance (SCCA), ’Cirque du Soleil’ themed auction, cocktails, small plates, 7 p.m. Saturday, Fremont Studios, 155 N. 35th St., Seattle; $100 (!events/c164h).

Roaring 20s Auction

SAT Silent and live auction, buffet dinner, dessert to benefit the Phinney Neighborhood Association, 5 p.m. Saturday, Phinney Neighborhood Center, 6532 Phinney Ave. N., Seattle; $55-$75 (206-783-2244 or

Young Life Capernaum

SAT Dinner, silent auction, speaker Emily Colson, proceeds benefit programs for young people with disabilities, 5:30 p.m. Saturday, University Presbyterian Church, 4540 15th Ave. N.E., Seattle; free (206-361-1234 or

Nightingale 5K Run/Walk

SUN Proceeds benefit nursing scholarships, 9 a.m. Sunday, Seattle University, 901 12th Ave., Seattle; $20-$25 (253-740-5976 or

Cinco de Mayo Brunch

SUN Food, music to benefit Entre Hermanos, promoting the health and well-being of the Latino LGBT community, noon Sunday, El Quetzal, 3209 Beacon Ave. S., Seattle; $20-$25 (206-322-7700 or

Empty Bowls

SUN Select a handcrafted bowl, meal of soup, salad, bread, dessert, silent auction to benefit North Helpline, noon Sunday, Nathan Hale High School, 10750 30th Ave. N.E., Seattle; $25-$35 (

Northwest Kidney Centers Breakfast of Hope

MAY 8 Keynote speaker author Sherman Alexie, sharing stories about his family’s battle with kidney disease; proceeds benefit programs for home dialysis and charity care, 7:30 a.m. May 8, The Westin Seattle, Seattle; $150 (

Vision House’s NoHomelessKids Luncheon

MAY 8 Proceeds benefit homeless children and mothers, 11:30 a.m. May 8, Bellevue Hilton, Bellevue; donation requested (425-228-6356 or

Wine dinner

PLAN AHEAD Culinary Arts and Wine programs Mother’s Day themed dinner with local wines, to support student scholarships, 6:30 p.m. May 9, Lake Washington Institute of Technology, Kirkland; $75 by reservation (425-739-8134 or


Pedal It Forward

SAT Kathi Goertzen Foundation fundraiser for brain cancer research, 28 mile ride to West Seattle and back, finish line celebration, 8:45 a.m. Saturday, Magnolia United Church of Christ, 3555 W. McGraw St., Seattle; $25 (

Bicycle Sunday

SUN Bicycle or walk along Lake Washington Boulevard, closed to motorized traffic, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Sunday, on Lake Washington Boulevard from Mount Baker Beach to Seward Park, Seattle; Cascade Bicycle Club sale of professionally fitted bicycle helmets available, $15, 1-4 p.m. every Bicycle Sunday, Seward Park (206-684-4075 or


Seattle Yacht Club Opening Day

SAT Windermere Cup crew races including the University of Washington, Great Britain National Team, Cornell and Dartmouth, 10 a.m.; parade of decorated boats with “Toys Ahoy” theme to celebrate the opening of boating season, noon, in the Montake Cut from Portage Bay to Webster Point, Seattle (

Mukilteo Yacht Club Opening Day of Boating

SAT More than 30 boats expected to participate in Mukilteo Yacht Club decorated “Disney Film Festival” themed boat parade, noon Saturday, Port of Everett; view from many shoreside locations between the Port of Everett and Mukilteo Lighthouse (425-218-3359 or


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

Waltz of the Flowers

SAT Waltz tuneup dance lesson, 7 p.m.; dance to music of romantic composers performed by Garfield High School Orchestra, 8 p.m. Saturday, Asian Resource Center, 1025 S. King St., Seattle; $15-$25 at the door (

Cinco de Mayo

SAT Salsa dance lesson, 7 p.m., dance for ages 18 and older, 8 p.m. Saturday, Rockin’ Horse Dance Barn, 11820 150th Ave. S.E., Renton; $12/dance, $15/lesson and dance (425-255-9211 or

Scottish Country Dance for all

SAT Beginners’ dance to live music, 2 p.m. Saturday, Federal Way Library, 34200 First Way S., Federal Way; free, preregister (253-838-3668 or

Spring Fling

SAT Dinner, 6-6:30 p.m., music by Moonlight Swing Orchestra, 6-8 p.m., beer and wine available, proceeds benefit senior center, 5 p.m. Saturday, East County Senior Center, 276 Sky River Parkway, Monroe; $7-$9 (360-794-6359 or

Lake City Contra Dance

MAY 8 Live band and caller, beginner’s workshop 7:30 p.m., dance 8 p.m. May 8, Lake City Community Center, 12531 28th Ave. N.E., Seattle; $9, students and first-time dancers free (


Arbor Day-Earth Day Family Festival

SAT Local environmental stewardship organizations host free activities and eco-demonstrations, 11:30 a.m. Saturday, Kelsey Creek Farm Park, 410 130th Place S.E., Bellevue (425-452-4195 or

Seattle Chinese Garden Peony Festival

SAT-SUN Celebrate blooms in the new peony garden with more than 400 tree peony plants from Luoyang, China, peony art display and painting demonstration; entertainment with music, dance, and martial arts; talks on growing peonies and peonies in Chinese culture; sale of tree peony plants, art/craft items and food/beverages, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, Seattle Chinese Garden, 6000 16th Ave. S.W., Seattle; free (206-934-5219 or

Camlann Medieval Village May Festival

SAT-SUN Celebration welcoming summer in a reproduction of a 14th century English village, games, maypole dancing, minstrels, sheepshearing, medieval crafts including blacksmithing, longbow archery, noon-5 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, Camlann Medieval Village, 10320 Kelly Road N.E., Carnation; $6-$10 (425-788-8624 or

West Seattle Bee Festival

SUN Celebrating the anniversary of the West Seattle Bee Garden educational beehive enclosure; parade led by West Seattle High School Marching Band, 11 a.m., gather at 10 a.m. to participate, from West Seattle Elementary (6760 34th Ave. S.W.) to the garden for picnic with arts and crafts, music, vendors, food, special honey ice cream for the event by Husky Deli, see the bee garden and beehives inside the plexiglass enclosure, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Sunday, High Point Commons Park, Southwest Graham Street and Lanham Place Southwest, Seattle (616-502-3182 or

Food events

Edmonds Sons of Norway Pancake Breakfast & Bake Sale

SAT Norwegian style pancake breakfast, live music, craft and bake sale, free folk dancing lessons for kids 10 a.m.-noon; proceeds support Edmonds Food Bank, Ski For Light outings for mobility and sight impaired skiers, scholarships; 7:30 a.m.-noon Saturday, Edmonds Masonic Center, 515 Dayton Ave., Edmonds; $7 (425-712-9788 or

Pancake Breakfast

SAT Pancakes, eggs, ham, all ages welcome, 8:05 a.m. Saturday, Northshore Senior Center, 10201 E. Riverside Drive, Bothell; $4-$5 (425-487-2441 or

The Big Take Out

SAT Barbecue ribs or teriyaki salmon, served plate lunch style w/ rice and salad, all proceeds support ministry programs, noon Saturday, St. Peter’s Episcopal Church, 1610 S. King St., Seattle; $12 (206-323-5250 or

Danish Aebleskiver Pancakes and Bake Sale

SAT Aebleskiver, sausage, $3-$6, bake sale, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, Danish Hall, 1708 Porter St., Enumclaw (425-432-1510).

Swedish Pancake Breakfast

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

Seattle Chocolate Salon

SUN Artisan chocolate tasting, speakers, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday, Bell Harbor Conference Center, 2211 Alaskan Way, Pier 66, Seattle; $10-$25 (

May Tea at Neely Mansion

PLAN AHEAD Tea and treats, music, tour of restored 1894 Victorian farmhouse hosted by costumed docents, 2 and 3:30 p.m. May 10, Neely Mansion, Auburn; $15, reservations required (253-850-2777 or


Sno-Valley Plant and Garden Art Sale

FRI-SAT Thousands of plants, garden art, cafe, hanging baskets, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Friday-Saturday, Sno-Valley Senior Center, 4610 Stephens Ave, Carnation (425-333-4152 or

Spring Plant Sale

FRI-SAT Fuchsia baskets, vegetable starts, annuals, herbs, perennials, bring boxes, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Friday-Saturday, Lake Washington Institute of Technology, 11605 132nd Ave. N.E., Kirkland (

MayFest, Lakewold Gardens

FRI-MAY 11 Peak spring blooms, art and historical exhibits, musical performances, Olympia Weavers Guild display, Friday-May 11; bonsai display Friday-Sunday, Mother’s Day music, vendors, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Lakewold Gardens, 12317 Gravelly Lake Drive, Lakewood; $6-$9 (

Broadview Garden Club Plant Sale

SAT Selection of perennials, annuals, native plants, vegetable starts and perennials from Dunn Gardens, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, Broadview-Thomson Elementary School, 13052 Greenwood Ave. N., Seattle (206-954-0321).

Kubota Garden Spring Plant Sale

SAT Conifers, dwarf and standard, many suitable for containers; deciduous trees including Japanese Maple, Weeping Liburnum, Japanese Dogwood, Copper Beech, Ginkgo, shrubs, native plants, perennials, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, Kubota Garden Park, 9600 Renton Ave. S., Seattle (

Native Plant Sale of Washington Native Plant Society

SAT Spring sale of plants native to Washington, includes plants for rain gardens, ground covers, trees, children’s area, environmental displays and information, bring trays or boxes or wagon/garden cart, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Mercerdale Park, 77th Avenue Southeast and Southeast 32nd Street, Mercer Island (

Eastside Fuchsia Society Spring Sale

SAT Selection of plants from Eastside Fuchsia Society, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, Wilburton Instructional Service Center, 12111 N.E. First St., Bellevue ().

May Plant Sale Sale

SAT Bargain prices and expert advice with Puget Sound Daylily Club, King County Iris Society, Puget Sound Fuchsia Club and Seattle Rose Society, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, Highline SeaTac Botanical Garden, 13735 24th Ave. South, SeaTac (206-391-4003 or

Edmonds Floretum Garden Club plant sale

SAT Annuals, perennials including trillium, small trees, shrubs, native plants, proceeds benefit scholarship fund, 9 a.m.-noon Saturday, PCC Edmonds, 9803 Edmonds Way, Edmonds (

Hilltoppers Garden Club Plant Sale

SAT Bargains on annuals, perennials, ground covers, veggies, native plants, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, QFC parking lot, 14130 Juanita Drive N.E., Bothell (

Rhododendrons & Azaleas

SAT Learn about the newest hybrids, 10 a.m. Saturday, Sunnyside Nursery, 3915 Sunnyside Blvd., Marysville (425-334-2002 or

Edible Plant Sale

SAT-SUN Seattle Tilth sale of organic vegetable and herb starts including a large variety of tomatoes and peppers, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, Meridian Park, 4649 Sunnyside Ave. N., Seattle (206-633-0451 or

Master Gardener Plant Sale

SAT-SUN Large selection of veggie, herb and tomato plants, perennials, trees, shrubs, native plants from Master Gardeners and local vendors, free 20-minute consultations with garden designers, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Sunday, Center for Urban Horticulture, 3501 N.E. 41st St., Seattle (

Puget Sound Bonsai Association Show

SAT-SUN Display of wide variety of bonsai trees, materials for sale, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, Pacific Rim bonsai Collection, 33663 Weyerhaeuser Way S., Federal Way; free (

Cool Season Gardening

SUN Gardening tips from Bill Thorness, local author of “The Cool Season Gardener,” 2 p.m. Sunday, Montlake Branch Library, 2300 24th Ave. E., Seattle (206-684-4720).

Growing tomatoes

SUN Tips and tricks for growing tomatoes other heal-loving vegetables, 11 a.m. Sunday, Sky Nursery, 18528 Aurora Ave. N., Shoreline (206-546-4861 or

Culinary Herb Gardening

TUE How to plant your herb garden, 6 p.m. Tuesday, Northeast Library, 6801 35th Ave. N.E., Seattle; free (206-684-7539).

Family Night: Urban Gardening for Kids

TUE Learn about urban gardening with kids and help plant flowers and edible plants, 6 p.m. Tuesday, Greenwood Library, 8016 Greenwood Ave. N., Seattle (206-684-4086).

Nathan Hale High School Plant Sale

WED-MAY 10 Organic vegetable starts, herbs, fuchsia baskets, geraniums, all grown by high school students, 2-6 p.m. May 7-8 and 9 a.m.-3 p.m. May 10, Nathan Hale High School Greenhouse, 10750 30th Ave. N.E., Seattle (

Meerkerk Gardens peak season

ONGOING Peak blooming season through mid-May in rhododendron garden with spring bulbs, flowers trees, ten acres of display gardens in forty-three acres of woodland preserve with 4+ miles of nature trails, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. daily, Meerkerk Gardens, 3531 Meerkerk Lane, Greenbank; $5, ages 15 and younger free (


Unlimited Hydros Collectible Show

SAT Sale or trade include hydroplane buttons and apparel, Seafair Skipper pins, vintage race programs, 1-4 p.m. Saturday, Card Exchange, 14020 Aurora Ave. N., Seattle (206-364-7432).

Antique & Collectible Doll & Toy Market

SAT Sale includes vintage Barbie fashions, American Girl dolls, antique toys, doll and toy “Antiques Road Show” appraisal for a $3.00 fee to benefit charity, food vendor, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, Shoreline Conference Center, 18560 First Ave. N.E., Shoreline; $1-$5 (425-712-1575).

Gem, Jewelry and Mineral Show

SAT-SUN Everett Rock & Gem Club exhibits of crystals, minerals, fossils, shells, polished stone artwork, information on collecting, vendors, free gemstone identification, door prizes, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday, Everett Community College, 2000 Tower St., Everett; free (

Museum events

Bellevue Arts Museum First Friday

FRI Free admission, 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Friday, Bellevue Arts Museum, 510 Bellevue Way N.E., Bellevue (425-519-0770 or

Grand Opening of Exhibit and Book Signing

SAT Exhibit: “Home of the Free Because of the Brave: Lakewood’s Military Neighbors.” Walter Neary and Steve Dunkelberger sign copies of “Legendary Locals of Lakewood,“ noon Saturday, Lakewood History Museum, 6211 Mt. Tacoma Drive S.W., Lakewood; free (253-682-3480 or

Crafts of the Past, Fort Nisqually

SAT-SUN Displays and demonstrations of crafts of the 1800s; gun making, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday-Sunday; spinning, weaving, knitting, sheep shearing, May 10-11; Fort Nisqually Living History Museum, 5400 N. Pearl St., Tacoma; $4-$9 (253-591-5339 or

Paddle sports

Dragon boat paddling

ONGOING Join paddling crew for introduction to dragon boating, all equipment provided, no experience or reservations needed, for ages 18 and older and ages 12 and older with parent, 8 a.m. Saturdays, 3 p.m. Sundays, 6 p.m. Mondays, Wednesdays, next to Kenmore Air, 950 Westlake Ave. N., Seattle; free (206-715-7066 or

Northwest Paddling Festival

PLAN AHEAD Paddlesports retailers and manufacturers displays, market, demonstrations, seminars; sea kayak tours, SUP on-water classes, Northwest Paddling Challenge race, outdoor-related organizations, food trucks, 2-7 p.m. May 9, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. May 10, Lake Sammamish State Park, 20606 S.E. 56th St., Issaquah; free admission; canoe, kayak and SUP demos, $7; parking requires Discover Pass or $10 (

Park events

Arbor Day Celebration

SAT Celebration and tree planting, 10 a.m. Saturday, Railroad Park, 7971 Railroad Ave. S.E., Snoqualmie (

Bellevue Botanical Garden Tours

SAT-SUN Docent-led tour, 2 p.m. Saturdays-Sundays, Bellevue Botanical Garden, 12001 Main St., Bellevue; free (425-452-2750 or

Free First Saturday

SAT Free admission, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Volunteer Park Conservatory, 1400 E. Galer St., Seattle (206-322-4112 or

Arboretum Flower Power

SUN Casual walking tour featuring flowering plants in blossom, 1 p.m. Sunday, Graham Visitor Center, 2300 Arboretum Dr. East, Seattle; free (206-543-8800 or

The Great Pie Fight & Guinness World Record Breaking

SUN Attempting to officially break the world record for largest pie fight (pies are whipped cream only); for all ages, ages 18 and younger with adult; pies from local bakeries on sale; proceeds benefit the Seattle Children’s Hospital, noon Sunday, Marymoor Park, 6046 W. Lake Sammamish Parkway N.E., Redmond; $10 (

State Parks Free Day

PLAN AHEAD Visit State Parks free, no Discover Pass required; Spring Sunday, May 11 (


Sesame Street Live

FRI-SUN “Make a New Friend” stage show with Elmo, Grover, Abby and friends, 10:30 a.m. an 7 p.m. Friday, 10:30 a.m. and 2 p.m. Saturday, 1 and 4:30 p.m. Sunday, Comcast Arena at Everett, 2000 Hewitt Ave., Everett; $10-$63 (866-332-8499 or

Recipe for Love — Redmond’s Spring Event

SAT Participatory performance celebration, bring cake, plates, napkins to share, pink or other spring apparel, participate in grand parades, dance about the Maypole, 4 p.m. Saturday, Redmond City Hall Plaza, 15670 N.E. 85th St., Redmond; free (

Ballard High School Art and Music Night

SAT Art, literature and bands from Ballard High School, 6 p.m. Saturday, Ballard Library, 5614 22nd Ave. N.W., Seattle; free (206-684-4089 or

Asian Pacific Islander Heritage Month Celebration

SUN Don’t miss out on America’s Got Talent contestants Lions Ambition’s headlining performance and performances by 17 other local cultural entertainment groups for all ages, hum bow eating contest, 11:45 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday, Seattle Center Armory, Seattle; free (206-684-7200 or

Seattle Jazz Vespers

SUN Casual, all-ages concert with Steve Griggs Ensemble, 6 p.m. Sunday, Seattle First Baptist Church, 1111 Harvard Ave., Seattle; free, donations for musicians collected (


Seattle Urban Trek

SAT Urban Trek team adventure race, teams of three on a 6-7 mile course with check points, benefiting the Seattle Children’s Research Institute, 9 a.m. Saturday, Safeco Field, Seattle; $150/team of three (

Fiesta 5k Ole and Taco Truck Challenge

SAT 5K run, 9:30 a.m., finish line festival with Cinco de Mayo costume contest, 25 food trucks competing for best taco, beer and margarita garden, music, 11 a.m.-5 p.m., 9:30 a.m. Saturday, Volunteer Park, 1247 15th Ave. E., Seattle; $33-$44 beer garden only, $5; access to food trucks free, open to all (

Cinco De Mayo Half Marathon and 8K

SAT Half marathon, 8:30 a.m., $65-$75; Kids 1 mile, 8:45 a.m., $15-$20; 8K 9 a.m., $27-$37, 8:30 a.m. Saturday, Mount Si High School, 8651 Meadowbrook Way S.E., Snoqualmie (

The Muddy Mutt Run

SAT Obstacle event with dog-themed obstacles like as sand, hay, air foam, tires and tunnels for all levels of fitness, run or walk 1.25 mile loop, 9 a.m. Saturday, Thomas Family Farm, 9010 Marsh Road, Snohomish; $45 (


Rummage Sale, Edmonds

FRI-SAT Books, collectibles, plants, housewares, clothes, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Friday-Saturday, Edmonds Unitarian Universalist Church, 8109 224th St. S.W., Edmonds (425-778-0373).

Spring Garden Boutique/Arts & Craft Show

FRI-SAT Pottery, garden art, plants, jewelry, gourmet foods, home and garden accessories by local artists, 9:30 a.m.-8 p.m. Friday, 9:30 a.m.-7 p.m. Saturday, The Hollywood Schoolhouse, 14810 N.E. 145th St., Woodinville (206-909-4051).

Latvian Center Rummage Sale

FRI-SUN Collectibles, household items, clothes, books, electronics, tools, plants, jewelry, ethnic items, 9:30 a.m.-7 p.m. Friday, 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, noon-4 p.m. Sunday, Latvian Cultural Center, 11710 Third Ave. N.E., Seattle (

Renton Library Book Sale and Centennial

FRI-SUN Book bargains to benefit the library, 10 a.m. Friday-Saturday, 1 p.m. Sunday; celebration of the 100th anniversary of the original Renton Library with historic photo and memorabilia display, Saturday-Sunday, bluegrass performance by Covington Grass band 1:30 p.m. Sunday, Renton Library, 100 Mill Ave. S., Renton (425-226-6043 or

Moshier Pottery Sale

SAT Hundreds of mugs, bowls, serving dishes, casseroles, garden art, jewelry, planters, cash or checks accepted, 10 a.m. Saturday, Moshier Community Art Center, 430 S. 156th St., Burien (206-988-3700 or

Friends of the Woodinville Library Book Sale

SAT Used book sale, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.; bag sale, 2:30-3:30 p.m. Saturday, Woodinville Library, 17105 Avondale Road N.E., Woodinville (425-788-0733).

Cookbook sale to benefit Seattle Public Library

SAT-SUN Hundreds of donated cookbooks covering a variety of topics and cuisines will be available, most $2-$10; please bring your own bag; 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, Delancey, 1415 N.W. 70th St., Seattle (

Columbia City Farmers Market

WED Opening day of the season for market with fresh produce, eggs, meats, cheeses, baked goods, kids’ activity, music, seasonal cooking demos, 3-7 p.m. Wednesdays through Oct. 15, 37th Avenue South and South Edmunds Street, Seattle (206-547-2278 or

Special interest

Free Comic Book Day

SAT Free comic books for kids and adults at comic book shops around the country, see website for participating locations (

Free Comic Book Day, Des Moines

SAT Free comics while supplies last, Game On video games, comic crafts, noon Saturday, Woodmont Library, 26809 Pacific Hwy. S., Des Moines (253-839-0121 or

Free Comic Book Day, Shoreline Library

SAT Free comic books while supplies last, meet and have your picture taken with Stormtroopers and other characters from the Star Wars universe, 10 a.m.; comic book edition of Game On Wii and Xbox 360 games, noon-2 p.m.; tips and supplies to create your own mini graphic novel, 3-4:30 p.m. Saturday, Shoreline Library, 345 N.E. 175th St., Shoreline; free (206-362-7550 or

Summer Camp Fair

SAT Meet instructors, ask questions and register for programs from 20 local summer camps for ages 3 to 17, 1 p.m. Saturday, Duvall Visitor and Centennial Center, 15619 Main St., Duvall; free (


Seattle Architecture Foundation

FRI Walking tours of Seattle architecture; Architecture’s Greatest Hits, 10 a.m. Friday; Architecture 101, 10 a.m. Saturday; Art + Architecture, 10 a.m. May 10, Seattle Architecture Foundation, 1333 Fifth Ave., Rainier Square Atrium, Seattle; $15-$25, advance purchase recommended (800-838-3006 or

Harvard Belmont District

SAT Seattle Architecture Foundation walking tour of early 20th century architecture, 10 a.m. Saturday, Merrill Court Townhouses, 901-917 Harvard Ave. E., Seattle; $15-$25 (800-838-3006 or

Snoqualmie train

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

Rain2River Walk and Boat Tour — West Seattle

SUN Join DRCC/TAG and partners on moderately-paced 2-3 mile walk to learn about gray and green infrastructure, sustainable practices, RainWise Program, things you can do to keep the Duwamish River clean, for all ages, pet-friendly; attendees get free ticket to go on a Rain2River Boat Tour at a later date, 1:30 p.m. Sunday, Youngstown Cultural Arts Center, 4408 Delridge Way S.W., Seattle; free, preregister (206-427-1475 or

Travel events

Solo Travelers

SAT Informal gathering of travelers to share their travel experiences, 9 a.m. Saturday, Wide World Books & Maps, 4411 Wallingford Ave. N., Seattle; free (206-634-3453 or

Rick Steves’ Europe

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

Travel seminars

SAT Exploration through Patagonia, 10 a.m. Saturday, Savvy Traveler, 112 Fifth Ave. S., Edmonds; free, preregister (425-744-6076 or


Carkeek Park

SAT Help EarthCorps plant native trees, shrubs and ground cover, remove invasive plants, 10 a.m. Saturday, Carkeek Park, 950 N.W. Carkeek Park Road, Seattle; pregister (206-322-9296, x 217 or

Spring Restoration Day

SUN Gather at the Black Sun sculpture, rain or shine, to help with weeding, edging and mulching, gloves and tools provided, or bring your own, no gardening experience necessary, doughnuts and coffee provided, 10 a.m. Sunday, Volunteer Park, 1247 15th Ave. E., Seattle (


Day of Percussion

SAT Marimba, vibes, drum set, handbells, concert, Latin, African, Cuban, marching and traditional percussion workshops, clinics, performances, 10 a.m. Saturday, Meany Hall, University of Washington, Seattle; free (

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