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Washington State Scottish terrier Club Specialty Show

FRI Specialty Show, Obedience and Rally Trials, 1:30 p.m. Friday, Washington State Fair Events Center, 110 Ninth Ave. S.W., Puyallup; free (253-841-5045 or

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SAT-SUN Variety of AKC events, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, Washington State Fair Events Center, 110 Ninth Ave. S.W., Puyallup; free (253-841-5045 or


Lung Force Walk

SAT Music, voice, and fitness celebration to combat lung cancer, COPD, asthma, pollution, 9 a.m. Saturday, Denny Park, 100 Dexter Ave. N., Seattle; free, $100 minimum fundraising goal suggested (206-512-3283 or

Take Steps for Crohn’s and Colitis

SAT Walk to raise awareness and funds to find cures for digestive diseases, check-in and festival, 2 p.m., walk, 3:30 p.m. Saturday, Magnuson Park, 7400 Sand Point Way N.E., Seattle; suggested fundraising goal $250, minimum donation $5 (

Auction for Mama Maria’s Clinic

SAT Share the Health benefit auction for clinic in Kenya, dinner, music, dancing, auction, 5:30 p.m. Saturday, St. Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church, 2100 Boyer Ave. E., Seattle; $85 (

Strollin’ to Fight SIDS

SAT 5k stroll to raise awareness of SIDS and money for SIDS research, families celebrate the life of their child, runners welcome, no pets please, 10 a.m. Saturday, Newport High School, 4333 Factoria Blvd. S.E., Bellevue; $5-$25 (

Gala for the Arts

SAT Dinner, music, auction to support arts education, 5:30 p.m. Saturday, Shoreline Arts Council, 18560 First Ave. N.E., Shoreline; $85 (206-417-4645 or

Washington State History Museum Poker Run

SAT Motorcycle ride with five stops between Tacoma and Olympia, get a card at each stop for the best poker hand; proceeds benefit museum student field trips, 9:30 a.m. Saturday, Washington State History Museum, 1911 Pacific Ave., Tacoma; $15/person or $20/couple (253-798-5902 or

Wheels & Heels Gala

SAT Brazilian-style entertainment, silent auction, funds support museum programs, 6:30 p.m. Saturday, LeMay — America’s Car Museum, 2702 East D St., Tacoma; $225-$2400 (253-779-8490 or

Food Lust

SAT Dinner, music, auction to benefit Cascade Harvest Coalition, 5 p.m. Saturday, Camp Korey, 28901 N.E. Carnation Farm Road, Carnation; $85 (206-632-0606 or

Walk for Kids to benefit Pike Market Child Care and Preschool

SUN Musical march through Pike Place Market, dance party at the Showbox at the Market featuring The Not-Its, 9 a.m. Sunday, Pike Place Market, 1501 Pike Place, Seattle; donations requested; concert only, 10 a.m., suggested minimum donation $10/person (206-625-0842 or

Furry 5K

SUN Run/walk to benefit Seattle Animal Shelter Help the Animals Fund veterinary care, followed by Pet-a-Palooza entertainment, vendors, 10 a.m. Sunday, Seward Park, 5902 Lake Washington Blvd. S., Seattle; $25-$35, fundraising encouraged (206-386-7387 or

Alex’s Lemonade Stand

SUN Lemonade stand to raise money for childhood cancer research, part of National Lemonade Days, with bounce houses, clowns, games, food, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Sunday, Cascade Elementary School, 16022 116th Ave. S.E., Renton (

Vintner Challenge

WED Watch culinary competition; proceeds benefit Little Bit Therapeutic Riding Center, 5:30 p.m. Wednesday and June 11, 18; after party and auction, June 25; Willows Lodge, 14580 N.E. 145th St., Woodinville; $75 per event, by reservation (

Reagan Legacy Dinner

JUNE 12 Mason Country Republicans host dinner, auction, keynote speaker Michael Reagan to celebrate the legacy of our 40th president, 6:30 p.m. June 12, The Pavilion at Sentry Park, Shelton; $100-$1500 (


Goodwill Cyclist Sale

SAT Bikes for all ages at affordable prices, mountain, road, hybrid, vintage and cruisers of many brands, accessories including clothing, seats, helmets, parts, 9 a.m.-6 p.m., Goodwill, 1400 S. Lane St., Seattle and Ravenna Goodwill, 4637 Union Bay Place N.E., Seattle (206-329-1000 or

Bike Safety Rodeo

SAT All ages obstacle courses, bike and helmet inspections, bounce house, music, antique car show, food, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, Snoqualmie Ridge Park, 35016 S.E. Ridge St., Snoqualmie; free (425-888-3333 or

Evergreen Mountain Bike Festival

SAT Mountain bike demos, trail riding, skills clinics, guided rides, raffles, kid’s events, food, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, Duthie Hill Mountain Bike Park, Duthie Hill Road, Issaquah; free; pass to demo bikes, $10-$20, ages 14 and younger free (

Lake to Lake Bike Ride

PLAN AHEAD Noncompetitive ride on roads and trails, 9 or 22 mile routes, benefits Bellevue Youth camp scholarship fund, 10 a.m. June 14, Lake Hills Community Park, Bellevue; $15-$20 (425-452-4882 or


See the Marymoor Park Baby Herons

SAT Eastside Audubon provides viewing scopes to watch Great Blue Herons bring food to nests for their babies, 9 a.m. Saturday, Marymoor Park, 6046 W. Lake Sammamish Parkway N.E., Redmond; parking $1 (425-576-8805 or


Father’s Day Sails aboard the schooner Adventuress

PLAN AHEAD Dads ride free on 3-hour sail on Elliott Bay, 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. June 15, Elliott Bay Marina, Seattle; $35-$65, reservations recommended (360-379-0438 or


Emerald City Contra Dance

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


Beacon Hill Festival

SAT Entertainment, local food, carnival games, bounce toys, silent auction, proceeds support scholarships for community center programs, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Jefferson Community Center, 3801 Beacon Ave. S., Seattle; free (206-684-7481 or

Lefse Fest and Oso Fundraiser

SAT Midsummer festival, lefse, Swedish pancakes, dancing, kids’ activities, Oso Fundraiser, Scandinavian arts and crafts, demonstrations, music. 10 a.m., Maypole raising 3 p.m. Saturday, Vasa Skogsblomman Lodge, 10530 324th Pl. S.E., Issaquah (

Pagdiriwang Philippine Festival

SAT-SUN Traditions and culture of the Philippines, entertainment, vendors, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, Seattle Center Armory, Seattle (206-684-7200 or

Waterfront Whimsea

SUN Bubble activities, Seattle firefighters’ truck, magic show, Seafair Clowns, concert by The Not-Its, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Sunday, Waterfront Park, 1301 Alaskan Way, Seattle (

Brewers Festival

PLAN AHEAD More than 300 beers from 88 Washington breweries, entertainment, food vendors; for ages 21 and older only, 4-9:30 p.m. June 13; for all ages, with kids’ area, 11 a.m.-9 p.m. June 14, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. June 15, Marymoor Park, Redmond; $20-$25; ages 21 and younger free, designated driver $5 (

Edmonds Arts Festival

PLAN AHEAD Display and sale by more than 200 artists including fine art, crafts and photography; entertainment, food vendors, art activities, 10 a.m.-8 p.m. June 13-14, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. June 15, Frances Anderson Center, Edmonds (425-771-6412 or

Maple Valley Days

PLAN AHEAD Carnival, vendors, entertainment, 3-10 p.m. June 13, noon-9 p.m. June 14, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. June 15, Lake Wilderness Park, Maple Valley (

Food events

Swedish National Day Dinner

FRI Celebration of Sweden’s Nationaldagen dinner, Nordiska Folkdancers, Swede of the Year announcement, 6:30 p.m. Friday, Swedish Club, 1920 Dexter Ave. N., Seattle; $25, reservations required (206-283-1090 or

Pancake Breakfast

SAT Pancakes, eggs, ham, all ages welcome, 8-11 a.m. Saturday, Northshore Senior Center, 10201 E. Riverside Drive, Bothell; $4-$5 (425-487-2441 or

Men’s Health Fair

SUN New summer beers, health information, live music, games and activities for all ages; Pints for Prostates raffle ticket including beer and pint glass, $10; noon Sunday, Pyramid Alehouse, 1201 First Ave. S., Seattle; free (206) 682-3377 or

Taste of Port Townsend

JUNE 12 Tastes at nine restaurants, proceeds benefit Port Townsend Main Street Program, 4 p.m. June 12, Port Townsend; $20-$39 (360-385-7911 or


Hardy Fern Foundation plant sale

FRI-SAT Plant sale featuring large selection of ferns and companion plants, noon-6:30 p.m. Friday, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday; annual meeting, 6:30 p.m., lecture “Ferns of the Caribbean” 7 p.m. Friday, Center for Urban Horticulture, 3501 N.E. 41st St., Seattle (


FRI-SUN Uniting art and the garden, handcrafted garden art, plant sale, tips from regional gardening experts including Ciscoe Morris, display gardens, food fair, wine garden, live music, kids’ activities, 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday, 10 .a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday, Legion Memorial Park, 145 Alverson Blvd., Everett; free (

Bountiful Berries

SAT How to grow strawberries, blueberries, raspberries, blackberries, 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Master Gardener Demonstration Garden, 15416 S.E. 16th St., Bellevue; free (

Green Elephant Plant Swap — Victory Gardens

SAT Gardeners exchange and share plants, seeds with focus on summer vegetable starts and seeds, 10 a.m. Saturday, Church of the Holy Cross, 11526 162nd Ave. N.E., Redmond (425-223-7249 or

Purple Passion at Meerkerk

SAT-SUN Celebrate purple rhododendrons, rhody sale, wear purple to get a free plant, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, Meerkerk Gardens, 3531 Meerkerk Lane, Greenbank; free garden admission on sale days (360-678-1912 or

Auburn Garden Club Plant Sale

SUN Perennials, native plants, shrubs, books, magazines, garden gadgets, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Sunday, Peckenpaugh Drug Store, 1123 E. Main St., Auburn (206-612-0021).


Etsy Craft Party

FRI Transform your photographs into art using a variety of crafts and techniques, 5 p.m. Friday, Ugly Baby and La Ru, 1430 Western Ave, Seattle; $7-$10 donation requested, preregister (

Swedish National Day Car Show

SAT Vintage Swedish and American cars, food and beer available, noon-4 p.m. Saturday, Swedish Club, 1920 Dexter Ave. N., Seattle (206-283-1090 or

Northwest Model Ship Regatta

SAT On-the-water scale model ship competition, featuring obstacle-rich navigation course, scale appearance judging, 10 a.m. Saturday, Bellevue Downtown Park, 10201 N.E. Fourth St., Bellevue; free (425-641-4848 or

Bonsai auction

SAT Puget Sound Bonsai Association auction of 75 bonsai trees, books and materials, bonsai demonstration, noon Saturday, Pacific Rim Bonsai Collection, 33663 Weyerhaeuser Way S., Federal Way; free (

Meeker Mansion Psychic Fair

SAT Discover your future or uncover your past, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, Meeker Mansion, 312 Spring St., Puyallup; $5 admission, readers’ fees vary (253-848-1770 or


SAT-SUN Product demos, speakers, classes and workshops featuring the latest in cameras, cinema, lighting; sale, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday, Glazer’s Camera, 430 Eighth Ave. N., Seattle; free (206-624-1100 or

Museum events

Totem Pole Unveiling Ceremony

FRI Restored, historic totem pole formerly at Belvedere View Point Park from 1966 to 2006 unveiled at its new home in front of the museum, with special guests including Mayor Ed Murray, King County Executive Dow Constantine, Duwamish Tribal Chair Cecile Hansen and several others, 10:30 a.m. Friday, Log House Museum, 3003 61st Ave. S.W., Seattle (206-938-5293 or

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

D-Day 70th Anniversary, Pacific Science Center

FRI-SUN To pay tribute to those who served our country today and 70 years ago during the pivotal World War II invasion of Normandy June 6, 1944, free admission to general exhibits and the IMAX 3D film “D-Day 3D: Normandy 1944” for current and former military with ID, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, Pacific Science Center, 200 Second Ave. N, Seattle; $10-$18 (206-443-2001 or

Vashon Island’s Native People: Navigating Seas of Change

FRI-SUN Opening of illustrated presentation of the culture and history of the Sqababsh people of Quartermaster harbor in the 19th and early 20th centuries, 6 p.m. Friday; 1-4 p.m. Wednesdays-Sundays, Vashon-Maury Island Heritage Association, 10105 S.W. Bank Road, Vashon; admission by donation (206-463-7808 or

70th Anniversary of D-Day Invasion, Museum of Flight

SAT Stories of Courage presentation on the World War II Allied landing at Normandy, 2:30 p.m. Saturday, Museum of Flight, 9404 E. Marginal Way S., Seattle; $11-$19 (206-764-5720 or

Commemoration of the 70th Anniversary of D-Day

SAT Living history event, re-enactors in period uniforms, vintage military vehicles and encampments, vintage weapon displays, hands-on opportunities for kids, veterans of World War II honored, 10 a.m. Saturday, Historic Flight Foundation, 10719 Bernie Webber Drive, Mukilteo; $8-$12 (425-348-3200 or

Hydros and Hot Rods

SAT Music, hot rods, vintage hydroplanes, 10 a.m.,-4 p.m. Saturday, Hydroplane and Raceboat Museum, 5917 S. 196th St., Kent; $5 (

World Ocean Weekend

SAT-SUN Celebrate the world’s oceans with activities, demonstrations, focus on ocean heroes, 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, The Seattle Aquarium, 1483 Alaskan Way, Pier 59, Seattle; $14.95-$21.95 (206-386-4300 or

Music in the Sculpture Garden

SUN Acoustic music concert series, 2 p.m. Sunday, History House of Greater Seattle, 790 N. 34th St., Seattle; free (

Paddle sports

Sea Kayak Tours, Bell Harbor Marina

FRI New location for Alki Kayak Tours along the downtown waterfront; 10 a.m., 2:30 p.m. and sunset daily, Bell Harbor Marina, 2203 Alaskan Way, Seattle; $69-$89 (206-953-0237 or

Monday Evening Ballard SUP Races

MON SUP races on Shilshole Bay, course routes vary per week, ranging from 1.5 to 3 miles, for experienced paddle boarders and all board sizes; 7 p.m. Mondays, Ballard Elks Club, 6411 Seaview Ave. N.W., Seattle; $5 (206-465-7167 or

Park events

Prehistoric plants of Lincoln Park

SAT Explore the park for ferns and other plants dinosaurs may have eaten, for ages 7 and older, children accompanied by adult, 1 p.m. Saturday, Lincoln Park, 8011 Fauntleroy Way S.W., Seattle; free, preregister (206-386-4236 or

Heritage Park Open House

SAT Information on local summer attractions and activities including maps and information on local trails, tours of restored 1909 trolley car and other park historic buildings, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, Heritage Park, 19921 Poplar Way, Lynnwood (

Salish Sea Native American Culture Celebration

SAT Canoe rides, singers, drummers and storyteller celebrating maritime heritage, traditional weaving, cedar work and woodcarving demonstrations, salmon and fry bread lunch available, presented by Samish Indian Nation and Swinomish Indian Tribal Community, noon-4 p.m. Saturday, Deception Pass State Park, State Route 20, Oak Harbor, Whidbey Island; free, no Discover Pass required (

State Parks Free Day

SAT-SUN Visit State Parks free, no Discover Pass required; National Trails Day and Free Fishing Weekend, Saturday-Sunday (

Fees waived, Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest

SAT Fee-free days at more than 74 day-use sites in the forest, National Trails Day, Saturday (

Arboretum Walk

SUN Walk to the south end of the arboretum and see the Pacific Connections Garden, gardens of Chile, China, Australia, New Zealand, native Cascadia and the new New Zealand Forest, 1 p.m. Sunday, Graham Visitor Center, 2300 Arboretum Dr. East, Seattle; free (206-543-8800 or

Mercer Slough Guest Speaker Series: Wolf Haven

SUN Family program on wolves returning to Washington state, by conservation agency Wolf Haven, 2 p.m. Sunday, Mercer Slough Environmental Education Center, 1625 118th Ave. S.E., Bellevue; free (425-452-2565 or

Beach Naturalist program

WED-JUNE 15 Explore the beach at low tide with Seattle Aquarium naturalists, drop in 9:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Wednesday, 9:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. June 12-13, 10:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. June 14, 11:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. June 15; Carkeek Park, Golden Gardens, Constellation Park/South Alki, Lincoln Park, Seattle; Richmond Beach, Shoreline; Saltwater State Park, Des Moines (

June Wildlife Wednesdays

WED Films and programs, All About Beavers, 7 p.m. Wednesday, Northwest Stream Center, 600 128th St. S.E., McCollum Park, Everett; free, donations appreciated, reservations required (425-316-8592 or


Third Place Commons

FRI-SAT Swingnuts Jazz, 7:30 p.m. Friday; Cole Brothers jazz, 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Third Place Commons, 17171 Bothell Way N.E., Lake Forest Park (


Fremont 5K & Briefcase Relay

FRI Costumed team Briefcase Relay, 6 p.m., 5K run/walk, 7 p.m. Friday, finish line festival, Solstice Plaza, North 34th Street and Fremont Avenue North, Seattle; $20-$40 (206-729-9972 or

Run Like the Wind Running Festival

SAT-SUN Run among wind turbines and views, into the wind, 10 a.m. Saturday-Sunday, Wild Horse Wind and Solar Facility, 25901 Vantage Highway, Ellensburg; $20-$55 (206-330-5967 or


Phinney Farmers Market

FRI Opening day of the season, local produce, food vendors, cheese, eggs, meats, 3-7 p.m. Fridays, Phinney Neighborhood Center, 6532 Phinney Ave. N., Seattle (206-547-2278 or

Bothell Farmers Market

FRI Opening day of the season, local produce, cut flowers, crafts, noon-6 p.m. Fridays, Country Village, 23732 Bothell-Everett Highway, Bothell (425-483-2250 or

Juanita Friday Market

FRI Opening day of the season, local produce, flowers, crafts, 3 p.m. Fridays, Juanita Beach Park, 9703 N.E. Juanita Dr., Kirkland (425-587-3385 or

Waterfront Arts Market

FRI-SAT Arts and crafts market, 10 a.m.-dusk Friday-Saturday, Waterfront Park, 1301 Alaskan Way, Seattle (

Sidewalk Sale

FRI-SUN Up to 50% off merchandise at more than 50 participating stores, Fisher Scone truck, Friday-Sunday, University Village, 25th Avenue Northeast and Northeast 45th Street, Seattle (206-523-0622 or

Magnolia Farmers Market

SAT Opening day of the season, l cal produce, eggs, cheese, meats, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturdays, 2550 34th Ave. W., Seattle; (206-547-2278 or

Punk Rock Flea Market

SAT Vendors selling music, clothing, arts, comic books, jewelry, food, musical instruments, noon-10 p.m. Saturday, live music starts 6 p.m., all ages welcome, Underground Events Center, 2407 First Ave., Seattle; $1 (

Des Moines Waterfront Farmers Market

SAT Opening day of the season, local produce, crafts, music, food trucks, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturdays, 22307 Dock Ave. S., Des Moines (

Artists’ Garage Sale

SAT More than 100 artists offering seconds and stock including watercolors, oils, pastels, acrylics, glass, sculpture, ceramics, photography, garden art, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, Schack Art Center, 2921 Hoyt Ave., Everett (425-259-5050 or

Southwest Washington’s Biggest Community Garage Sale

SAT Nine buildings full of garage sales, 9 a.m. Saturday, Southwest Washington Fairgrounds, 2555 N. National Ave., Chehalis; $1 (

Friends of the Library book sale

SAT-SUN Bargain prices on books, CDs, videos to benefit library programs, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, 1-5 p.m. Sunday, Covington Library, 27100 164th Ave. S.E., Covington (253-630-8761 or

Opening of Mercer Island Farmers Market

SUN Produce, flowers from 45 local farmers, food trucks, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Sundays, Mercerdale Park, 77th Avenue Southeast and Southeast 32nd Street, Mercer Island (206-232-8148 or

Lake City Farmers Market

JUNE 12 Opening day of the season, produce, food vendors, eggs, baked goods, meats, seafood, 3-7 p.m. Thursdays, Northeast 125th Street and 28th Avenue Northeast, Seattle (206-547-2278 or

Queen Anne Farmers Market

JUNE 12 Opening day of the season, produce, food vendors, music, chef demos, children’s activities, 3-7:30 p.m. Thursdays, West Crockett Street at Queen Avenue North, Seattle (206-428-1983 or


Seattle Gaelic Games

SAT Men’s and Women’s Gaelic Football, Camogie, Hurling, with teams from throughout the Northwest, 10 a.m. Saturday, Green Lake Park, 7201 E. Green Lake Drive N., Seattle; free (

Masters Preview Track and Field Meet

SAT Track events open to everyone ages 19 and older, 1,500-meter racewalk, 500-meter run, 100-meter dash, 400-meter dash, relays and field events including javelin, hammer, shot put, pole vault, triple jump, high jump, 8 a.m. Saturday, West Seattle Stadium, 4432 35th Ave. S.W., Seattle; $20/first event, $5/additional events (206-684-7092 or

Special interest

Great Coast Road Trip

SAT-SUN Spot the Great Coast Road Trip vehicle powered by Zipcar Saturday-Sunday take a photo and post with the #GreatCoastRoadTrip hashtag for chance to win restaurant gift certificates, free attraction passes to overnight stays at Coast properties or a complimentary Zipcar memberships, winners with qualified posts/tweets will be selected at random (

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


Walk, Talk, and Explore Redmond’s Old Town Historic Core

FRI Walking exploration of Old Town Historic Core, 5 p.m. Friday, Signals Art Installation, Bear Creek Parkway and 161st Avenue, Redmond; free, preregister (425-556-2415 or

Seattle Architecture Foundation

SAT Walking tours; Architecture 101, design elements, 10 a.m. Saturday; Art+Architecture, 10 a.m. Saturday; Seattle Architecture Foundation, 1333 Fifth Ave., Seattle; $15-$25. advance purchase recommended (800-838-3006 or

Eye Spy Seattle Family Tours

SAT Walking tour of architectural highlights for all ages with activities for kids, 10 a.m. Saturday, Seattle Architecture Foundation, 1333 Fifth Ave, Rainier Square Atrium, Seattle; $10-$15, preregister (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

Neely Mansion Summer Tours

SAT Tour 1894 Victorian farmhouse with antiques, learn the stories of the five diverse families who lived there, 1 p.m. Saturday, Neely Mansion, 12303 Auburn-Black Diamond Road, Auburn; free (253-833-9404 or

First Hill neighborhood tour

WED Historic Seattle guided walking tour of history architecture, 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, Frye Art Museum, 704 Terry Ave., Seattle; $15-$35, preregister (206-622-6952 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


Seattle Works Day

SAT Citywide volunteering, noon-3:30 p.m., after party with tacos, beer, games, 3:30-5:30 p.m., Seattle Center Exhibition Hall, Seattle; $30 (206-324-0808 or

National Trails Day restoration projects

SAT Restoration project, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, Discovery Park Hidden Valley Trail, Fauntleroy Park Forrest Court Area, Frink Park 31st and Jackson entrance, Cheasty Mt. View 28th Avenue Trail, Seattle (

National Trails Day, Kent

SAT Help create a new trail, wear sturdy shoes, bring shovel and work gloves if you have them, 9 a.m. Saturday, Old Fishing Hole, 24945 Frager Road S., Kent; preregister (


Seven Hills Walk

SAT Seattle-Bergen Sister City Association 6.5 mile, slow-paced walk to discuss Seattle history with emphasis on Scandinavian landmarks, including Denny Park and old Norway Hall near Denny Hill, Seven Hills Park and German church on Capitol Hill, Swedish retirement home on Second Hill, Yesler Community Center, Rizal Park on Beacon Hill, lunch stop at Swedish Medical Center on First Hill, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, Kerry Park and Viewpoint, 211 W. Highland Drive, Seattle; return to Queen Anne Hill by Metro bus (206-782-5374).

Richmond Beach Walk

SAT Sound Steppers Volkssport Club 11K (6.7 miles) or 5K (3.1 miles) walk on sidewalks and road shoulders through Botanic Garden, start anytime 9 a.m.-noon, finish by 3 p.m. Saturday, Richmond Beach Congregational Church, 1512 N.W. 195th St., Shoreline; free (

East Shore Singles Meadowdale Beach Walk

SAT Singles over 45, walk 2.5 miles around trip on dirt and gravel paths with a moderately steep hill, hiking sticks helpful, 11 a.m. Saturday, Meadowdale Beach Park, 6026 156th St. S.W., Edmonds; free (

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