Community events the weekend of June 23-24, 2012, include Touch-a-Truck; a costume sale; and the Seattle Public Library Book Sale.
and wading pools
Lifeguards at beaches daily, weather permitting, noon-7 p.m. Mondays-Fridays, 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Saturdays-Sundays through Aug. 26 at East Green Lake, Magnuson, Madrona and Pritchard Beach parks; through Sept. 3 at Matthews, Madison, Mount Baker, Seward and West Green Lake beaches, Seattle (www.seattle.gov/parks/beaches.asp). Also, Seattle Parks wading pools open on warm days, daily at Green Lake, Lincoln, Magnuson, Van Asselt and Volunteer parks, three days a week at 10 other locations, call hotline for information updated daily, Seattle (206-684-7796 or www.seattle.gov/parks/Aquatics/wadingpools.htm).
Touch-a-Truck: Kids get in heavy-duty rigs, safety and emergency-preparedness fair, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, Tukwila Pool parking lot, 4414 S. 144th St., Tukwila; free (206-768-2822 or www.tukwilawa.gov).
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Costume sale: Theatrical, historic clothes, accessories, fabrics by Somewhere In Time, Unlimited historical group, noon-3 p.m. Saturday, Queen Anne Christian Church, 1316 Third Ave. W., Seattle (www.situseattle.com/).
Midsummers Night Walk: 5K or 10K walk through Ballard, the Locks, Golden Gardens, start 4-6 p.m., finish by 9 p.m. Saturday, Nordic Heritage Museum, 3014 N.W. 67th St., Seattle; free (206-935-3225 or www.walkingwithecw.org).
Bellevue Strawberry Festival: Entertainment, Eastside Heritage Center exhibits, carnival games, bounce toys, miniature golf, vendors, 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday; Auto Show, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Sunday, Crossroads Park, 16000 N.E. 10th St., Bellevue (www.bellevuestrawberryfestival.org).
Seattle Public Library Book Sale: Thousands of books, CDs and DVDs at bargain prices, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Sunday, Magnuson Park, 7400 Sand Point Way N.E., Seattle (206-523-4053 or www.friendsofspl.org).
International Festival: Food, crafts, 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday, music and children’s activities start at noon both days, Angle Lake Park, 19408 International Blvd., SeaTac (www.ci.seatac.wa.us/index.aspx?page=495).
Shoreline Arts Festival: Visual and performing arts, Cultural Rooms, Artist Marketplace, art activities, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday, Shoreline Conference Center, 18560 First Ave. N.E., Shoreline (206-417-4645 or www.shorelinearts.net).
Wild Waves Kick-Off for Foster Kids: Half-price admission with donation of new clothing item to Sleep Country Foster Kids Clothing Drive, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Sunday, Wild Waves and Enchanted Village, 36201 Enchanted Parkway S., Federal Way; $20 (253-236-0921 or www.sleepcountry.com/local-foster-kids.aspx).
Compiled by Madeline McKenzie
For more community events, go to seattletimes.com/listings (search “community”).