Community events for the weekend of Aug. 11-12, 2012, include Auburn Days, Tukwila Kids' Festival and 12th Avenue Neighborhood Festival.
Entertainment, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday-Sunday; grand parade, noon Saturday; vendors, kids’ activities, art show, book swap, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday-Sunday; street dance, 6:30-10 p.m. Saturday; classic car show, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Sunday, Main Street, Auburn (www.auburndays.com).
Kirke Park Opening Celebration: Entertainment, food, activities at new park with playground, adventure trail, commons and community garden, 10 a.m.-noon Saturday, Kirke Park, 7028 Ninth Avenue Northwest, Seattle (www.seattle.gov/parks).
Tukwila Kids’ Festival: Exhibits, entertainment featuring local children’s band Recess Monkey, interactive activities, noon-4 p.m. Saturday, Cascade View Community Park, 14211 37th Ave. S., Tukwila (206-768-2822 or www.tukwilawa.gov).
Ice Cream-O-Rama: Free ice cream, doughnuts, music, tours to see how ice cream is made, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Snoqualmie Ice Cream, 21106 86th Ave. S.E., Maltby (425-218-3049 or www.snoqualmieicecream.com/invite2012.php).
Catapalooza: Cat and kitten adoption discounts, cat information and vendors, kids’ activities, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, Humane Society for Seattle/King County, 13212 S.E. Eastgate Way, Bellevue (425-641-0080 or www.seattlehumane.org).
Victorian Day in the Park: Celebration of the Conservatory’s 100th year with horse and carriage rides ($30), food vendors, kids’ activities, tree walks, costume contest, 1-6 p.m.; music, Champagne toast, centennial cake, 5 p.m. Sunday, Volunteer Park, 1247 15th Ave. E., Seattle; free (206-322-4112 or www.volunteerparkconservatory.org).
12th Avenue Neighborhood Festival: Restaurants offer international flavors of the neighborhood for $5 or less, sidewalk sale, local entertainment, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday, 12th Avenue between Pike and Madison streets, Seattle (206-204-3832).
Southwest Family Fest and Car Show: Entertainment, vendors, family activities, car show, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday; free swim at Southwest Pool, 4-5 p.m. Sunday, Southwest Teen Life Center, 2801 S.W. Thistle St., Seattle (206-386-0024 or seattle.gov/parks/).
Compiled by Madeline McKenzie
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