Seattle Animal Shelter $5 adoptions
FRI-SUN Discounted $5 adoption fee on cats (plus pet license fee) and critters including rabbits, guinea pigs, chinchillas, birds, turtles, noon-6 p.m. Friday-Sunday, Seattle Animal Shelter, 2061 15th Ave. W., Seattle (206-386-7387 or seattleanimalshelter.org).
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SAT Tour the farm, meet rescued horses, buy equipment, riding apparel, equestrian gifts, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Cowgirl Spirit, 8718 Ames Lake-Carnation Road N.E., Carnation (www.csrdt.org).
Mega pet adoption event
SAT Animals from Regional Animal Services of King County and two rescue groups available for adoption, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday, Petco, 1241 N. 205th St., Seattle (206-546-1234).
Bow Wow Meow Luau Adoption Event
SUN Seventeen animal rescue groups with dogs and cats of all ages, adoption fees vary, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Sunday, Denny’s Pet World, 12534 120th Ave. N.E., Kirkland (206-486-4738 or pawsitivealliance.org/bow-wow-meow-luau-adoption-event2.html).
Greenwood Car Show
SAT Display of 800 classic cars, trucks and motorcycles, music, Kids Zone, vendors, food; proceeds benefit community nonprofits, 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Greenwood Avenue North from North 90th Street to North 67th Street, Seattle (greenwoodcarshow.com).
Car shows, Issaquah
SUN Cadillac and LaSalle Club car show, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Sunday, Triple XXX Root Beer Drive-In, 98 N.E. Gilman Blvd., Issaquah (425-392-1266 or triplexrootbeer.com).
West Seattle Relay for Life
FRI-SAT Relay to support American Cancer Society, 7 p.m. Friday to noon Saturday, West Seattle Stadium, 4432 35th Ave. S.W., Seattle; fundraising suggested (206-674-4105 or relayforlife.org).
Asian Counseling and Referral Service Walk for Rice
SAT Walk or run 2.5 miles to support food bank, 8 a.m. Saturday, Seward Park, 5902 Lake Washington Blvd. S., Seattle; free, donation suggested (206-695-7551 or walkforrice.org).
Milk Walk at Country Village
SAT Shops serve milk and cookies, proceeds benefit homeless children in the Northshore School District, free pony or train rides for kids of participants, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, Country Village, 23732 Bothell-Everett Highway, Bothell; $5 suggested donation (425-483-2250 or countryvillagebothell.com/milk-walk-fundraiser).
Eat Run Hope
SUN 5K run/walk, 3:30 p.m.; tasting event with local chefs, family festival, 4-7:30 p.m.; proceeds benefit The Fetal Health Foundation, 3:30 p.m. Sunday, Magnuson Park, 7400 Sand Point Way N.E., Seattle; $40-$95, or $25-$35/5K only, $25-$80/Chefs Pavilion only (ethanstowellrestaurants.com/eat-run-hope/).
Suncadia Cycling Festival
FRI-SUN Mountain Bike Ride; 3:30 p.m. Friday, road ride, 8 a.m. Saturday, family ride, noon Saturday; gravel ride, 7 a.m. Sunday, Suncadia Resort, Cle Elum; $50-$130 (425-250-5533 or suncadiacyclingfestival.com).
Snoqualmie Tunnel Bike Ride
SAT Sound Greenway Trust 20 mile ride on John Wayne Pioneer Trails and 2-mile long tunnel at Snoqualmie Pass, 8:30 a.m. Saturday, Rattlesnake Lake, North Bend; $25, preregister (206-382-5565 or mtsgreenway.org/explore-the-greenway/trips).
SUN Bicycle or walk along Lake Washington Boulevard, closed to motorized traffic, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Sunday, Lake Washington Boulevard from Mount Baker Beach to Seward Park, Seattle (206-684-4075 or seattle.gov/parks/bicyclesunday/).
Tour de Pierce
SUN Bicycle ride on 12, 30 and 50 mile loops, 7:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Sunday, Washington State Fair Events Center, 110 Ninth Ave. S.W., Puyallup; $11-$18 (co.pierce.wa.us/index.aspx?NID=1277).
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 seattledance.org/contra/emerald.city.html).
Sno-King International Folk Dance Club
SAT Dance lesson, folk dancing; 7 p.m. Saturday, Cedar Valley Grange, 20526 52nd Ave. W., Lynnwood; $5-$7 (425-385-2088 or sno-king.org).
July 3rd Street Dance
JULY 3 Music, food, beer and wine garden, kids’ zone, 6 p.m. July 3, downtown Bainbridge; free (206-842-2982 or bainbridgedowntown.org).
Taste of Tacoma
FRI-SUN Food from a variety of vendors, The Taste Cooks interactive cooking demos, wine garden, entertainment, 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Friday-Saturday, 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Sunday, Point Defiance Park, 5400 N. Pearl St., Tacoma (www.tasteoftacoma.com).
Seafair Pirates Landing
SAT Vendors, music, inflatable rides for kids, 9:30 a.m.-3 p.m.; Seafair Pirates land on the beach sometime between 11:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. Saturday, Alki Beach Park, 1702 Alki Ave. S.W., Seattle (www.seafair.com).
Capitol Hill Pride Festival
SAT Celebrating diversity and community pride, remembering Stonewall and local history, open to everyone, local music, food, entertainment, exhibits by restaurants, nonprofits, businesses and artists, 11 a.m.-10 p.m.; pony rides 1-4 p.m. Saturday, Broadway between East John Street and Roy Street, Seattle (206-465-9601 or capitolhillpridefestival.info).
SAT Performances, visual art, poetry, food, games, marketplace, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday, Seattle Center Armory, Seattle (206-684-7200 or iaca-seattle.org).
Connect the Dots
SAT Celebrating community, culture, entertainment and sustainable transportation with food trucks, live music, skateboarding demonstrations, Artspace Mt. Baker Lofts open, arts and crafts showcase, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday; lion dance at noon; Mt. Baker Light Rail Station Plaza, 2415 S. McClellan St., Seattle; sidewalk parade on Rainier Avenue to Claremont Apartments, 3333 Rainier Ave., S., for more activities (206-723-7333).
Surya Sun Festival
SAT Multicultural solstice celebration, Native American cultural performance, Brazilian Capoeira, Sengalese dances and drumming, yoga sun salutation, vegetarian food, DJ hosted Bollywood music and dance, noon-6 p.m. Saturday, Issaquah Highland Central Park, 1907 N.E. Park Dr., Issaquah; free (vedicculturalcenter.org).
Bellevue Strawberry Festival
SAT-SUN Celebrating the region’s agricultural heritage and culturally diverse past, hosted by Eastside Heritage Center with historic displays, entertainment, auto show, vendors, food, and family fun area, 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Sunday, Crossroads Park, 16000 N.E. 10th St., Bellevue; free (425-450-1049 or bellevuestrawberryfestival.org).
Shoreline Arts Festival
SAT-SUN Two music stages, art projects, juried art show, 50 vendors, Food Truck Food Court, Cultural Rooms, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday, The Gallery at the Shoreline Center, 18560 First Ave. N.E., Shoreline; free (206-417-4645 or shorelinearts.net).
Camlann Medieval Midsomer Festival
SAT-SUN Medieval English village theater, knightly combat, puppetry, crafts, archery, minstrels, Scribe’s Shop, medieval clothing and accessories available for rental, noon-5 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, Camlann Medieval Village, 10320 Kelly Road N.E., Carnation; $6-$10, cash or checks only (425-788-8624 or camlann.org).
Seattle Pride Parade
SUN Celebrating the Northwest’s LGBTQ rights movement; Celebrity Grand Marshal George Takei, 11 a.m. Sunday, Fourth Avenue from Union Street to Denny Way, Seattle (seattlepride.org).
SUN Entertainment, vendors, noon-8 p.m. Sunday, Seattle Center, Seattle (seattlepridefest.org).
SUN Scandinavian music and dance performances, kids’ activities, craft and food vendors, costume presentation, participatory dancing, traditional pole raising ceremony, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Sunday, Saint Edward State Park, 14445 Juanita Drive N.E., Kenmore; free, $2 donation suggested (425-954-5262 or skandia-folkdance.org).
Lake Union Wooden Boat Festival
PLAN AHEAD Visiting vessels, boat tours, free boat rides, toy boat building, skill demonstrations, live music, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. July 4-6, Center for Wooden Boats, 1010 Valley St., Seattle (cwb.org/events/festival/).
Field Roast Open House
FRI Opening of Field Roast Burger with food, tours, build-a-burger challenge, 2-8 p.m. Friday, 3901 Seventh Ave. S., Seattle (fieldroast.com).
Greenwood Car Show Pancake Breakfast
SAT Pancake breakfast to benefit senior center programs and services. 7-11 a.m. Saturday, Greenwood Senior Activity Center, 525 N. 85th St., Seattle; $5 (206-297-0875 or phinneycenter.org/gsc).
Backyard BBQ Bash
SAT Dinner, wine and beer available; big band music with Moonlight Swing Orchestra, 5 p.m. Saturday, East County Senior Center, 276 Sky River Parkway, Monroe; $7-$9 (360-794-6359 or eastcountyseniorcenter.org).
Fourth of July
SeaTac Family Fourth of July
JULY 3-6 Carnival, 4-10 p.m. July 3, 11 a.m.-10:30 p.m. July 4, 11 a.m.-11 p.m. July 5, noon-10 p.m. July 6, $19/day; water park, 11 a.m.-8 p.m. daily; entertainment, 1-9:45 p.m. July 4; fireworks show, 10:15 p.m. July 4, Angle Lake Park, 19408 International Blvd., SeaTac (206-973-4680 or ci.seatac.wa.us/index.aspx?page=704).
Swedish Club Fourth of July
PLAN AHEAD Dinner, music, dancing, view of fireworks show, inside and outside seating, 6:30 p.m. July 4, Swedish Club, Seattle; $35-$50, reservations required (206-283-1090 or swedishculturalcenter.org).
PLAN AHEAD Greenwood Concert Band performance, 11 a.m.; presentation of the colors, performances, more than 400 people from 80 countries sworn in as U.S. citizens, presentation of the “Spirit of Liberty” award, noon July 4, Fisher Pavilion (Seattle Center), 305 Harrison St., Seattle; free (ethnicheritagecouncil.org/).
Seafair Summer Fourth
PLAN AHEAD Games, entertainment stage, food vendors, contests, beer garden, fireworks show set to a music track, reserved seats available ($20-$25); new area of the Seafair Summer Fourth at Lake Union Park with food and wine vendors, noon-11 p.m. July 4, Gas Works Park, 2101 N. Northlake Way, Seattle (seafair.com).
Bellevue Collection Family Fourth
PLAN AHEAD Food vendors, games, music, fireworks show, 2-10:30 p.m. July 4, Bellevue Downtown Park, Bellevue (bellevuedowntown.com).
An Edmonds Kind of 4th
PLAN AHEAD Children’s parade, 11:30 a.m., main parade, noon, vendors, entertainment, 7:30 p.m.; fireworks, 10 p.m. July 4, downtown Edmonds (425-670-1496 or edmondswa.com/events/fourth-of-july.html).
Bainbridge Island Grand Old Fourth of July
PLAN AHEAD Pancake breakfast, 7 a.m., street fair, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. July 4, classic car show, 9 a.m.-1 p.m.; beer and wine garden, music, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.; parade, 1 p.m., fireworks at dusk, Bainbridge (206-842-3700 or bainbridgechamber.com).
Ballard Edible Garden Tour
SAT Walking/biking tour of dozen gardens, chicken coops, goats, within walking distance, proceeds support Sustainable Ballard community projects, 10 a.m..-3 p.m. Saturday, Our Redeemer Lutheran Church, 2400 N.W. 85th St., Seattle; $10 (206-701-7000 or www.sustainableballard.org).
SAT Learn all about ferns, 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Master Gardener Demonstration Garden, 15416 S.E. 16th St., Bellevue; free (425-485-5942 or mgfkc.org/resources/demonstration-gardens/bellevue-demonstration-garden).
Christianson’s Nursery Rose Festival
SAT Keynote speakers Ciscoe Morris and John Christianson, class on Sustainable Rose Growing, 11 a.m.; Rose Show and lecture hosted by the Tri-Valley Rose Society, Ice Cream Social, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday, Christianson’s Nursery, 15806 Best Road, Mount Vernon; free (360-466-3821 or christiansonsnursery.com).
Whidbey Island Garden Tour
SAT Visit five gardens, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Whidbey Island; $10-$20 (360-321-4191 or wigt.org).
Flower and Garden Photography Made Simple
SUN How to photograph flowers and plants in your garden and cut flowers, all skill levels welcome, 11 a.m. Sunday, Swansons Nursery, 9701 15th Ave. N.W., Seattle; $40, preregister (206-782-2543 or swansonsnursery.com).
Open Days Program Garden Tour — Bainbridge Island
SUN Self-guided tour of six private gardens in Bainbridge Island, Indianola, and Kingston, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday, Skyler Garden, 9734 Manitou Place, Bainbridge Island; $5-$30 (888-842-2442 or www.gardenconservancy.org/opendays/).
Seattle Retro Gaming Expo
SAT-SUN Classic video games and other geek culture, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, Washington State Convention Center, 800 Convention Place, Seattle; $15 day/at the door (seattleretro.org).
Kids’ Safety Day
FRI Kids of all ages welcome to see fire equipment displays, climb aboard a fire engine, meet fire fighters and learn fire and life safety skills, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Friday, Museum of Flight, 9404 E. Marginal Way S., Seattle; $11-$19 (206-764-5720 or museumofflight.org).
“Coast Salish Canoes: A Journey with our Ancestors”
SAT Grand opening of new exhibit of canoes, how they’re constructed, traditions of canoe races, journeys and festivals, through June 2015, noon Saturday; open noon-5 p.m. Saturdays-Sundays, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesdays-Fridays, Hibulb Cultural Center, 6410 23rd Ave N.E., Tulalip; $6-$10 (360-716-2600 or hibulbculturalcenter.org).
Mary Olson Farm
SAT-SUN Meet cows, chickens, horses, goats on 67-acre 1887 farm, tour farmhouse, noon-5 p.m., Mary Olson Farm, 28728 Green River Road, Auburn; free (253-288-7433 or wrvmuseum.org/visit_the_farm.html).
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 (206-675-8875 or historyhouse.org).
Free First Thursday, MOHAI
JULY 3 Free admission, activities for all ages, 10 a.m.-8 p.m. July 3, MOHAI, 860 Terry Ave. N., Seattle (206-324-1126 or mohai.org).
First Thursday, Museum of Flight
JULY 3 Free admission, 5-9 p.m. July 3, Museum of Flight, 9404 E. Marginal Way S., Seattle (206-764-5720 or www.museumofflight.org).
First Thursday, SAM
JULY 3 Free admission, 10 a.m.-9 p.m.; reduced admission price to special exhibits, $6-$9, Seattle Art Museum, 1300 First Ave., Seattle (206-654-3100 or seattleartmuseum.org).
First Thursday, the Burke
JULY 3 Free admission, activities, 10 a.m.-8 p.m. July 3, Burke Museum of Natural History and Culture, University of Washington, Seattle (206-543-5590 or burkemuseum.org).
Free Day, the Wing
JULY 3 Free admission, 10 a.m.-8 p.m. July 3, Wing Luke Museum of the Asian Pacific American Experience, 719 S. King St., Seattle (206-623-5124 or wingluke.org).
SAAM free day
JULY 3 Free admission, 10 a.m.-9 p.m. July 3, Seattle Asian Art Museum, 1400 E. Prospect St., Seattle (206-654-3100 or seattleartmuseum.org).
FRI-SUN Explore the beach at low tide with Seattle Aquarium naturalists, drop in 10 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Friday, 10:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Saturday, noon-2:30 p.m. Sunday, Carkeek Park, Golden Gardens, Constellation Park/South Alki, Lincoln Park, Olympic Sculpture Park pocket beach, Seattle; Richmond Beach, Shoreline; Des Moines Beach Park and Saltwater State Park, Des Moines; free (seattleaquarium.org).
Exploring tidepool life, Carkeek
SAT Explore tide pools at low tide, for all ages, wear shoes that can get wet, 11:15 a.m. Saturday, Carkeek Park, 950 N.W. Carkeek Park Road, Seattle; free, preregister (206-386-4237 or seattle.gov/parks).
Bell Street Park Saturday Fun Days
SAT Chalk art activities, games, imagination playground for kids, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturdays, Bell Street between Second and Third Avenues, Seattle (www.seattle.gov/parks/downtown).
Ancient Forests, Rockport State Park
SAT Tour of old growth forest with forestry professor Dr. Jerry Franklin and author William Dietrich, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, Rockport State Park, Milepost 96.5, Highway 20, Rockport; no reservations required; parking by Discover Pass or $10 day use fee (360-853-8461).
Beach Safari, Me-Kwa-Mooks and Discovery Park
SAT-SUN Search for sea creatures on one of the lowest tide days of the year, learn about beach ecology, for ages 3 and older, children accompanied by adult, 11:15 a.m. Saturday, 11:45 a.m. Sunday, Me Kwa Mooks beach, Southwest Jacobsen Road and Southwest Beach Drive, Seattle and Discovery Park, 3801 W. Government Way, Seattle; free, preregister (206-386-4237 or seattle.gov/parks).
Big Day of Play
SUN Paddling and boating demonstrations, music, entertainment, activities, creative play, cooking demonstrations, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Sunday, Mount Baker Rowing and Sailing Center, 43rd Avenue South and Lake Washington Boulevard South, Seattle (seattle.gov/parks/).
SUN Walk to see the Pacific Connections Garden, display gardens of Chile, China, Australia, New Zealand, native Cascadia, 1 p.m. Sunday, Graham Visitor Center, 2300 Arboretum Dr. East, Seattle; free (206-543-8800 or uwbotanicgardens.org).
Ranger Program: Beavers
SUN Learn about beavers at Mercer Slough and how they shape the habitat around them, 2 p.m. Sunday, Mercer Slough Environmental Education Center, 1625 118th Ave. S.E., Bellevue; free (425-452-2565 or bellevuewa.gov/mseec.htm).
Third Place Commons
FRI-SAT Mark Lewis Cool Jazz Trio, 7:30 p.m. Friday; Microsoft Jumpin’ Jive swing, 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Third Place Commons, 17171 Bothell Way N.E., Lake Forest Park; free (www.thirdplacebooks.com).
SAT “Language of Food” ancient traditions and contemporary art of China; cooking class, 2-5 p.m., $35; performing arts, 7 p.m. Saturday, dinner available, 5:30 p.m.; Whidbey Island Center for the Arts, 565 Camano Ave., Langley; $70/dinner and performance, $35/performance only (360-321-2101 or www.nwlanguageacademy.com).
Concerts at the Locks
SAT-SUN Outdoor concerts, Professor Gadget Sax Quintet, 2 p.m. Saturday; 85th Street Big Band swing, 2 p.m. Sunday, Hiram M. Chittenden Locks, 3015 N.W. 54th St., Seattle; free (206-764-3464).
Firecracker 5000 5K
JULY 3 Fourth of July themed 5K run, 11:55 p.m. July 3rd, Memorial Stadium, 401 Fifth Ave. N., Seattle; $35-$45 (206-729-9972 or promotionevents.com/Firecracker/index.htm).
Seafair Pirate Themed Adventure Run
JULY 3 Run with “Seafair Pirate” theme, 6 p.m. July 3, Road Runner Sports, 7020 Woodlawn Ave. N.E., Seattle (seafair.com).
Bellevue Dog Jog & Walk
PLAN AHEAD Noncompetitive dog jog and walk, 9 a.m. July 4, Ashwood Park, Bellevue; $25-$30 (425-453-3110 or bellevuedowntown.com/).
Edmonds 4th of July 5K
PLAN AHEAD 5K walk/run, awards for winners in men’s and women’s age groups, 10 a.m. July 4, Edmonds City Park, Edmonds; $30 (edmondswa.com).
Coal Creek Family YMCA Olympic Day
SAT Opening ceremony, open gym for kids to try multiple stations of Olympic rowing, throwing and jumping, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, Coal Creek Family YMCA, 13750 Newcastle Golf Club Road, Newcastle; free (425-282-1500).
Summer Boat Show, BBQ, Music & More
SAT Learn more about boats, music, activities for all ages, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.; free hot dog lunch, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. or while supplies last Saturday, Cabela’s, 9810 Quil Ceda Blvd., Tulalip; free (360-474-4880 or www.cabelas.com/tulalip).
Organic Valley Farm Discovery
SAT Learn about organic farming at farm with rabbits, goats, chickens, milking cows, organic vegetable garden, 11 a.m. Saturday, Edelweiss Dairy, Everson; visit farm with cows, calves, antique trucks, 11 a.m. Saturday, Styger Family Dairy, Chehalis; free, by reservation (www.organicvalley.coop/who-is-your-farmer/farm-discovery/northwest/).
Free Summer Fitness classes
TUE-WED Zumba high-energy dancing to music, all welcome, no experience required, wear comfortable sneakers, 6-7 p.m. Tuesdays, Fisher Pavilion Rooftop; gentle yoga for all fitness levels to increase flexibility and range of motion, bring yoga mat, 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Wednesdays, Exhibition Hall lawn, Seattle Center, Seattle; free (seattlecenter.com/fitness).
Green Lake Open Water Swim
SUN Half-mile and one-mile races, 9 a.m. Sunday, Green Lake Community Center, 7201 E. Green Lake Dr. N., Seattle; $25-$55 (206-684-0780 or www.seattle.gov/parks).
ONGOING Lifeguards on duty, noon-7 p.m. Mondays-Fridays, 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Saturdays-Sundays, weather permitting, Matthews, 9300 51st Ave. N.E.; Madison, 1900 43rd Ave. E.; Mount Baker, 2301 Lake Washington Blvd. S; Seward, 5902 Lake Washington Blvd. S.; and West Green Lake, 7312 W. Green Lake Dr.; East Green Lake, 7201 E. Green Lake Dr. N.; Magnuson, Northeast 65th Street and Sand Point Way Northeast; Madrona, 853 Lake Washington Blvd.; and Pritchard Beach, 8400 55th Ave. S., Seattle (206-684-4075 or seattle.gov/parks/SummerGuide.htm).
Hidden Spaces/Public Places
SAT Seattle Architecture Foundation walking tour of downtown parks, plazas and open spaces, 10 a.m. Saturday, City Centre, 1420 Fifth Ave., Seattle; $15-$25 (800-838-3006 or www.seattlearchitecture.org).
Mount Pleasant Cemetery Tour
SAT Queen Anne Historical Society tour of historic cemetery, 10 a.m. Saturday, Mount Pleasant Cemetery, 700 W. Raye St., Seattle (qahistory.org).
Purple and Gold
SAT Seattle Architecture Foundation walking tour of campus history and architecture, 11:30 a.m. Saturday, University of Washington campus, University of Washington, Seattle; $15-$25 (800-838-3006 or www.seattlearchitecture.org).
Alki Point Lighthouse Tours
SAT-SUN Tours of functioning, fully automated aid-to-navigation on an active U.S. Coast Guard site, 1-3:45 p.m. most Saturdays and Sundays, Alki Point Lighthouse, 3201 Alki Ave. S.W., Seattle; free (www.cgauxseattle.org).
SAT-SUN Ride a vintage train from Victorian-era depot museum, noon, 1:30 and 3 p.m. Saturdays-Sundays, Northwest Railway Museum, 38625 SE King St, Snoqualmie; $10-$18 (425-888-3030 or www.trainmuseum.org).
Metro Employees Historic Vehicle Association (MEHVA)
JULY 4 4-hour tour of the city’s unique trolley bus system, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. July 4, Second Avenue South and South Main Street, Seattle; $5, ORCA, Metro passes or tickets not accepted; ages 5 and younger free; no reservations (206-684-1816 or www.mehva.org).
Rick Steves’ Europe
SAT Travel seminars, Germany, Austria, Switzerland, 10 a.m. Saturday, Edmonds Theater, 415 Main St., Edmonds; free, preregistration required (425-771-8303 or ricksteves.com).