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Outdoor Activities of the Early Eastside

Ongoing Exhibit of historical memorabilia and photographs depicting outdoor activities in earlier days, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Mondays-Saturdays through June, Eastside Heritage Center at Winters House, 2102 Bellevue Way S.E. Information: 425-452-2752

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Wed The newly remodeled gallery spaces have re-opened, Bellevue Arts Museum, 510 Bellevue Way N.E. Gallery hours: 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Tuesdays-Thursdays and Saturdays; 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Fridays; 11 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Sundays. Cost: $5-$7; children under 6 free. Information: 425-519-0770 or www.bellevueart.org

Ye Olde Open Castle

Wed Dragons, Dreams and Daring Deeds Summer Reading Program kick-off event, with medieval games and activities, photos with the library dragon and refreshments, 1-4 p.m. June 22, Lake Hills Library, 15228 Lake Hills Blvd. Information: 425-747-3350 or www.kcls.org/lh/programs.cfm

Payne’s Magykes

Wed Sleight of hand and prestidigitation by medieval jongleur Master Payne, 4 p.m. June 22, Lake Hills Library, 15228 Lake Hills Blvd. Information: 425-747-3350 or www.kcls.org/lh/programs.cfm

Teen Advisory Board

Wed Volunteers ages 12-18 are needed to help plan teen-related events; community service hours available, 3:30 p.m., June 22, Lake Hills Library, 15228 Lake Hills Blvd. Information: 425-747-3350 or www.kcls.org/lh/programs.cfm

Bellevue Farmers Market

Ongoing Fresh produce, flowers, baked goods, meats, eggs, cheese, seafood, nuts and honey; dinner items available, 3-7 p.m. Thursdays through Oct. 13, First Presbyterian Church of Bellevue, 1717 Bellevue Way N.E. June 23: Cooking demonstration by RainCity Cooking School. Information: 425-454-8474 or www.bellevuefarmersmarket.org

Kiwanis Club of Bellevue Luncheon Meeting

Thur Attorney Jamie Pedersen discusses “Marriage Equality for Same Sex Couples,” noon June 23, Paragon Hotel, 818 112th Ave. N.E. Cost: $15.25 for lunch; non-members welcome. Information: 425-453-9948

Singer-Songwriter Showcase

Ongoing Live music, 6:30-8 p.m. second and fourth Thursdays, Crossroads Bellevue, 15600 N.E. Eighth St. June 23: Hans York’s eclectic musical offerings. June 30: Bluesy folk with Ron Dalton. Information: 425-644-1111 or www.crossroadsbellevue.com

Late Night Music at Crossroads

Fri-Sat Live music, 7:30-10 p.m., Crossroads Bellevue, 15600 N.E. Eighth St. June 24: Early 20th century jazz accordion waltzes by the Karina Musett Trio. June 25: Mach One Jazz Orchestra’s uptempo brass jazz. July 1: Eric Madis & Blue Madness play urbane blues. July 2: First Saturdays Big Band Dance featuring Route 66 Big Band. Information: 425-644-1111 or www.crossroadsbellevue.com

Strawberry Festival in Old Bellevue

Sat-Sun Fresh strawberry shortcake, historical and agricultural exhibits, hands-on activities, contests and live entertainment, including JP Patches, 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Saturday, and a classic car show in addition to festival events, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday, June 25-26, Old Downtown Bellevue, Main Street and Bellevue Way. Parking and shuttle service available at Bellevue High School, 10416 Wolverine Way. Information: 425-453-1655 or www.bellevuestrawberryfestival.org

24-hour Relay Challenge

Sat-Sun Team event where participants run, walk, crawl, hop or roll around a track for a full day, and a community festival for spectators with entertainment, games and food, 10 a.m. Saturday-10 a.m. Sunday, June 25-26, Bellevue Downtown Park, 10201 N.E. Fourth St. Information: 425-452-2846 or www.cityofbellevue.org/events.asp

Mercer Slough Canoe Tours

Ongoing A four-mile, three-hour guided paddling tour for ages 5 and up; equipment provided, 9 a.m.-noon Saturdays through Sept. 24, Enatai Beach Park, 3519 108th Ave. S.E. Cost: $10-$12. Registration: 425-452-6885

The Princess and the Pea

Sat Snapdragon Puppets presents the story of a lonely prince, a real princess and the pea who loves her, 11 a.m. June 25, Bellevue Regional Library, 111 110th Ave. N.E. Information: 425-450-1765

Symphony of Gardens

Sun Self-guided tour of five private gardens on the Eastside benefits the Bellevue Philharmonic Orchestra, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. June 26, with music and refreshments 11:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. at the Bellevue Botanical Gardens, 12001 Main St. Tickets: $25. Reservations: 425-455-4171

Birding the Hotspots

Mon A field trip to this month’s best birding location in King County, hosted by East Lake Washington Audubon Society, 9 a.m.-noon June 27. Meet before 9 a.m. at the north end of the Newport Hills Park & Ride, Lake Washington Boulevard Southeast and 112th Place Southeast. Cost: $2. Information: 425-450-0461 or www.elwas.org/events

520 Bridge Replacement and HOV Project Open House

Mon Information on the new design options, findings from the environmental analysis and the draft Environmental Impact Statement schedule, 6-8 p.m. June 27, St. Luke’s Church, 3030 Bellevue Way N.E. Information: 206-781-3922 or www.wsdot.wa.gov/projects/sr520bridge

Cool Camouflage

Tues Nature Vision shows children ages 6 and older the many ways animals hide themselves in the wild, 2 p.m. June 28, Lake Hills Library, 15228 Lake Hills Blvd. Information: 425-747-3350 or www.kcls.org/lh/programs.cfm

Game Day

Plan Ahead Play board games and cards with other local teens, 3:30-5 p.m. June 29, Lake Hills Library, 15228 Lake Hills Blvd. Information: 425-747-3350 or www.kcls.org/lh/programs.cfm

Hana and the Dragon and Other Tales from Japan

Plan Ahead Storyteller Elizabeth Falconer tells traditional Japanese tales, 11 a.m. June 30, Bellevue Regional Library, 111 110th Ave. N.E. Information: 425-450-1765

Teen Writing Group

Plan Ahead Fun exercises and creative ideas for youths ages 12-18, 3:30-5:30 p.m. July 6, Lake Hills Library, 15228 Lake Hills Blvd. Information: 425-747-3350 or www.kcls.org/lh/programs.cfm

Open Mike Night

Ongoing Opportunity for acoustic musicians to perform, 6-9 p.m. with 5:30 p.m. sign-up, first and third Thursdays, Crossroads Bellevue, 15600 N.E. Eighth St. Information: 425-644-1111 or www.victorymusic.org

Bothell

Retirement Communities: What You Need to Know

Wed What to look for, ask and consider, and information on state funding, 9:30-11 a.m. June 22, Northshore Senior Center, 10201 E. Riverside Drive. Registration: 425-487-2441

Bothell Farmers Market

Ongoing Locally grown produce, flowers and pasture-raised meats, hand-crafted items, live music and children’s activities, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Fridays through Sept. 30, Country Village, 23718 Seventh Ave. S.E. June 24: Charlie Spring’s guitar music. Information: 425-483-2250 or www.countryvillagebothell.com

Library Centennial Celebration

Sat 100th birthday celebration with cake, activities and music, 1-4 p.m. June 25, Bothell Regional Library, 18215 98th Ave. N.E. Information: 425-486-7811

Summer Solstice Psychic Fair

Sat Psychic and intuitive readers offer mini readings, hand-crafted art and inspirational accessories by local artists, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. June 25, Seraphina’s at Country Village, 814 238th At. S.E. Information: 425-489-4240

The Dragon Who Came to Visit

Plan Ahead Mad Science leads a scientific adventure to rid a castle of an unwelcome dragon; ages 3 and older with an adult, 7 p.m. June 28, Bothell Regional Library, 18215 98th Ave. N.E. Information: 425-486-7811 or www.kcls.org/bothell/programs.cfm

Tales to Live By

Plan Ahead Storyteller and former Bothell children’s librarian Margaret Read MacDonald shares stories with gentle morals, 7 p.m. July 5, Bothell Regional Library, 18215 98th Ave. N.E. Information: 425-486-7811 or www.kcls.org/bothell/programs.cfm

Carnation

Wastemobile

Plan Ahead Will accept hazardous household wastes such as pesticides, fluorescent light bulbs, paints and thinners, automotive and non-alkaline batteries and automotive products, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. June 24-25, Tolt Middle School, 3740 Tolt Ave. Information: 206-296-4692 or www.govlink.org/hazwaste/news/events.cfm

Swil Kanim

Plan Ahead Storytelling interwoven with violin, poetry and audience participation, 8-10 p.m. July 2, Miller’s Community & Arts Center, 4597 Tolt Ave. Information: 425-333-5007 or www.millersarts.com

Carnation Farmer’s Market

Ongoing Fresh produce from Snoqualmie Valley farms: tomato and herb plants, honey lavender and baked goods, 3-7 p.m. Tuesdays through Sept. 27, Tolt Avenue and West Bird Street. Information: 425-333-6050

Duvall

Poetry Reading and Open Mike

Mon Bruce Beasley reads, followed by open-mike readings, 6 p.m. sign-up, 7 p.m. reading, June 27, P&G Speakeasy Café, 15614 Main St. Information: 425-844-2766

Fall City

Camelot

Ongoing Classic musical of King Arthur and the knights of the round table performed in an outdoor forest setting, 8 p.m. Saturdays; 3 p.m. and 8 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays, through July 24, Snoqualmie Falls Forest Theater, 36800 S.E. David Powell Rd. Tickets: $6-$16 at the door. Information: 425-222-7044 or www.foresttheater.org

Summer Kick Off Party!

Mon Food and medieval music to start off the Dragons, Dreams and Daring Deeds summer reading program, 6:30 p.m. June 27, Fall City Library, 33415 S.E. 42nd Place. Information: 425-222-5951 or www.kcls.org/fc/programs.cfm

Issaquah

Best Friends: Images of Animals and Their People

Ongoing Traveling exhibit of historical images from the Progressive Era (1880s-1920s), plus Issaquah Historical Society photos, through Oct. 15, Gilman Town Hall Museum, 165 S.E. Andrews St. Gallery hours: 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Thursdays-Saturdays. Information: 425-392-3500

Natural Wonders: Artistic Impressions

Ongoing Show of 11 local artists’ interpretations of nature through photography, sculpture, painting, mixed media, drawing and metal work, through Sept. 12, University House at Issaquah, 22975 S.E. Black Nugget Road. Gallery hours: 8:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. daily. Information: 425-557-4200

Search for Internal Order

Ongoing Abstract pastel and mixed-media works illustrating the importance of sustainable and environmentally sound living by internationally-known artist Colette Taber, through July 31, Revolution Gallery, 317 N.W. Gilman Blvd., #26. Gallery hours: 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Mondays-Wednesdays and Saturdays; 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Thursdays; 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Fridays; 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sundays. Information: 425-392-4982 or www.revolutiongallery.com

The Music Man

Ongoing Village Theatre presents Meredith Willson’s classic musical about a traveling salesman trying to con a small town, through July 3, with shows at 8 p.m. Wednesdays-Saturdays (except June 29); 2 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays; and 7 p.m. Sundays (except June 26 and July 3), Francis J. Gaudette Theatre, 303 Front St. Tickets: $32-$45. Reservations: 425-392-2202 or www.ticketmaster.com

Strategy Games Club

Fri For students in grades 6-12; refreshments, 2:30-4:30 p.m. June 24, Issaquah Library, 10 W. Sunset Way. Information: 425-392-5430 or www.kcls.org/iss/event.cfm

Issaquah Public Market

Ongoing Fresh, in-season produce, flowers, baked goods, specialty foods, arts and crafts, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturdays through Oct. 15, Pickering Barn, 1730 10th Ave. N.W. Information: 425-837-3311

Wonder Worms!

Sat Demonstrations and information on how to use inexpensive materials to make a worm bin for recycling kitchen scraps into compost, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. June 25, Pickering Barn, 1730 10th Ave. N.W. Information: 425-837-3442

Kenmore

Evening Book Discussion Group

Mon “Disobedience” by Jane Hamilton, 7 p.m. June 27, Kenmore Library, 18138 73rd Ave. N.E. July 25: “The Secret Life of Bees” by Sue Monk Kidd. Information: 425-486-8747 or www.kcls.org/kenm/programs.cfm

Dragon Tales

Plan Ahead Dragon lore and mask-making for ages 5-8, 3 p.m. June 29, Kenmore Library, 18138 73rd Ave. N.E. Registration: 425-486-8747

Kirkland

“Trompe l’Oeil”

Ongoing A collection of works that appear to be construction paper collages but are actually photo-realistic paintings, through July 10, Gunnar Nordstrom Gallery, 127 Lake St. S. Gallery hours: 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Mondays-Saturdays; 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sundays. Information: 425-827-2822 or www.gunnarnordstromgallery.com

“Zipangu”

Ongoing Color photographs of Japan by local photographer Rob Tilley, June 9-July 4, Parklane Gallery, 130 Park Lane. Gallery hours: 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Mondays-Thursdays; 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Fridays-Saturdays. Information: 425-827-1462 or www.parklanegallery.com

Anne Belov Exhibit

Ongoing Show of new landscape and still-life paintings from the artist’s recent travels to Italy, through July 11, Patricia Rovzar Gallery, 118 Central Way. Gallery hours: 10:30 a.m.-6 p.m. Mondays-Saturdays; 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sundays. Information: 425-889-4627 or www.rovzargallery.com

Two Women Painters

Ongoing Exhibit of landscapes and still lifes by Cheri Christensen and expressive portraiture by Leslie Sandblute, through July 3, Howard/Mandville Gallery, 120 Park Lane, Suite D. Gallery hours: 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Mondays-Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays; 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Thursdays; 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sundays. Information: 425-889-8212 or www.howardmandville.com

Tim Dooley: Mixed-Product

Ongoing An exhibit of print images assembled into sculpture commenting on fear, hope, death, life, alienation and intimacy in the digital world, through Aug. 6, Kirkland Arts Center, 620 Market St. Gallery hours: 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Mondays-Fridays; 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturdays. Information: 425-822-7161 or www.kirklandartscenter.org

Evergreen Health Care Auxiliary

Ongoing Volunteers able to commit four or more hours per week are needed to help with retail duties at the Helping Hearts Thrift Shop, 12033 124th Ave. N.E. Information: 425-899-2275

Wednesday Night Live!

Ongoing The theater lobby becomes a cabaret with live entertainment; 21 and older only, 8-10 p.m. most Wednesdays through August, Kirkland Performing Arts Center, 350 Kirkland Ave. Cost: $3; wine and beer available. June 22: Karaoke night. June 29: Wine tasting; $5. Information: 425-893-9900

Kirkland Wednesday Market

Ongoing Flowers, crafts and produce, 11:30 a.m.-6:30 p.m. through Oct. 12, with extended hours and live music until 10 p.m. the third Wednesday of the month, Park Lane East between Third and Main streets. Free parking available in the Kirkland Library parking garage, 308 Kirkland Ave. Information: 425-893-8766 or www.kirklanddowntown.org

SciFi at Parkplace Books

Thur Science fiction writers Brenda Cooper and Louise Marley discuss their new books, “Building Harlequin’s Moon” and “The Child Goddess,” 7 p.m. June 23, Parkplace Books, 348 Parkplace Center. Information: 425-828-6546

Teen Concerts

Fri-Sat Demur, Action Figure One, Death Waltz and TSB, 7 p.m., June 24; $5. Jade Ran Away, Paris in Arms, A Chance Without and The Synaptic Effect, 7 p.m. June 25; $5. Kirkland Teen Union Building, 348 Kirkland Ave. Information: 425-822-3088 or www.ktub.org

Party in the Park

Sat Pancake breakfast, 5k and 10k trail run/walk, guided nature walk, equestrian demonstrations, coloring contest and children’s activities; benefits the Bridle Trails Park Foundation, 8 a.m.-1 p.m. June 25, Bridle Trails State Park Horse Show Grounds, Northeast 53rd Street and 116th Avenue Northeast. Free parking and shuttle available at the Houghton Park & Ride, Northeast 70th Street and 116th Avenue Northeast. Cost: $5 breakfast; $20-$25 trail run. Information: 425-883-8501 or www.bridletrails.org

“Music in the Park”

Sun Washington Wind Symphony performs an afternoon of warm sounds, great melodies and foot-tapping tunes to kick off summer, 3 p.m. June 26, Kirkland Performance Center, 350 Kirkland Ave. Tickets: $8. Reservations: 425-893-9900 or www.kpcenter.org

French Conversation Club

Mon All ages and language skill levels welcome, 7-9 p.m. June 27, Kirkland Library, 308 Kirkland Ave. Information: 425-822-2459 or www.kcls.org/kirk/programs.cfm

The Princess and the Pea

Tues Snapdragon Puppets presents the story of a lonely prince, a real princess and the pea who loves her, 2:30 p.m. June 28. Free tickets available at the information desk starting at 2 p.m. Kirkland Library, 308 Kirkland Ave. Information: 425-822-4259

The Reading Circle Bookclub

Tues “The Great Fire” by Shirley Hazzard, 7 p.m., June 28, Parkplace Books, 348 Parkplace Center. Information: 425-828-6546

Mercer Island

Master of Flowers

Ongoing Exhibit of paintings by local artist Genny Rees continues through June 30, Chamber Art Gallery, 7613 S.E. 27th St. Gallery hours: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Mondays-Fridays. Information: 206-232-3404

Ethnic Dancing

Fri TÉKA Folk Ensemble will perform traditional Hungarian music followed by folk dancing and lessons, 7:30 p.m. June 24, Mercer Island Congregational Church, 4545 Island Crest Way. Cost: $10-$15; children under 10 free. Information: 425-865-0143

The Princess and the Pea

Tues Snapdragon Puppets presents the story of a lonely prince, a real princess and the pea who loves her, 11 a.m. June 28, Mercer Island Library, 4400 88th Ave. S.E. Information: 206-236-3537

Medieval Feast

Plan Ahead Food and games with a medieval flavor, 1:30 p.m. June 29, Mercer Island Library, 4400 88th Ave. S.E. Registration: 206-236-3537

North Bend

North Bend Farmer’s Market

Ongoing Fresh produce, flowers, plants, crafts and entertainment, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturdays through Oct. 1, and 3-7 p.m. Thursdays, July 7-Aug. 25, Mount Si Senior Center, 411 Main Ave. S. Information: 425-888-3434

Wildfire Community Preparedness Meeting

Plan Ahead Eastside Fire & Rescue provides information for home and business owners on how to reduce the risk of urban wildfires, 7-8:30 p.m. June 29, Mount Si Senior Center, 411 Main Ave. S. Information: 425-313-3259

First Tuesdays Book Group

Plan Ahead “I Capture the Castle” by Dodie Smith, 7 p.m. July 5, North Bend Library, 115 E. Fourth St. Information: 425-888-0554 or www.kcls.org/nbend/programs.cfm

Redmond

The Princess and the Pea

Fri Snapdragon Puppets presents the story of a lonely prince, a real princess and the pea who loves her, 2 p.m. June 24, Redmond Regional Library, 15990 N.E. 85th St. Information: 425-885-1861 or www.kcls.org/red/redprog.cfm

Picnic in the Park Concert Series

Starts Fri Family-friendly outdoor concert venue, with picnicking, food vendors and children under 12 admitted free to general admission seating, 7 p.m. rain or shine; doors open at 5:30 p.m., Marymoor Park Amphitheater, 6046 W. Lake Sammamish Parkway. Tickets: $20-$29.50. June 24: Gin Blossoms. June 25: Ottmar Liebert & Luna Negra. June 30: The Wallflowers. Reservations: 206-628-0888 or www.ticketmaster.com

Redmond Saturday Market

Ongoing Fresh produce, flowers, vegetable starts, plants, organic meats and eggs, arts and crafts and entertainment, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturdays through Oct. 29, 7730 Leary Way. July 2: Redmond Historical Society display. July 9: Founder’s Day. Information: 425-556-0636 or www.redmondsaturdaymarket.homestead.com

The Seventh Season Stretch

Sat Annual gala fundraiser with a revue of past season’s favorites and information about the upcoming seventh season, champagne and desserts, 7-10 p.m. June 25, SecondStory Repertory, 16587 N.E. 74th St. Tickets: $50. Reservations: 425-881-6777

South 47 Farm Opening Celebration

Thur-Sat U-pick and fresh produce, 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. June 23-25 with wagon rides, farm animals, storytelling, art table and refreshments on Saturday, South 47 Farm, 15410 N.E. 124th St. Information: 425-869-9777 or www.south47farm.com

Evening Book Discussion

Plan Ahead “A Stolen Tongue” by Sherri Holman, 7:30 p.m. July 7, Redmond Regional Library, 15990 N.E. 85th St. Aug. 4: “Under the Banner of Heaven” by Jon Krakauer. Information: 425-885-1861 or www.kcls.org/red/redprog.cfm

Summer Northwest Writer’s Retreat

Plan Ahead A day of creativity and inspiration for writers with workshops, exercises and an “Ask the Experts” session, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. July 9, South 47 Farm, 15410 N.E. 124th St. Cost: $55-$65. Registration: 425-483-4645 or www.christinedubois.com

Renton

Henry Moses Aquatic Center

Ongoing Two pools, water slides, wave pool, lazy river and children’s water play area, noon-3:30 p.m. and 4-7:30 p.m. sessions daily, through Sept. 5, 1719 Maple Valley Highway. Cost: $4-$12. Information: 425-430-6780 or www.ci.renton.wa.us/commserv/rec/hmpool.htm

Hands-On Palmistry for Teens

Thur Sheila Lyon, co-author of “Palms Up: A Handy Guide to 21st Century Palm Reading,” will dispel old palm reading myths, read palms and teach the major lines of the palm, 7 p.m. June 23, Fairwood Library, 17009 140th Ave. S.E. Information: 425-226-0522 or www.kcls.org/fair/programs.cfm

City of Renton Swimming Beaches

Sat Opening weekend, with lifeguards on duty noon-8 p.m. daily June 25 through Sept. 5, Gene Coulon Memorial Beach, 1201 Lake Washington Blvd. N., and Kennydale Beach Park, 3600 Lake Washington Blvd. N. Information: 425-430-6700

Teen Creative Writing Workshop

Mon Writing exercises and tips for ages 12-18, 7 p.m. June 27, Fairwood Library, 17009 140th Ave. S.E. Information: 425-226-0522 or www.kcls.org/fair/programs.cfm

Farmers Market at the Piazza

Ongoing Fresh local produce, gourmet food items, flowers, Master Gardeners booth, cooking demonstrations, music and children’s activities, 3-7 p.m. Tuesdays through Sept. 20, Piazza Park, South Third Street and Burnett Avenue South. Information: 425-226-4560 or www.renton-chamber.com/farmersmarket.asp

Sammamish

Eastlake Sammamish Parkway Design Workshops

Wed-Thur Design process open to the public to help plan improvements between Inglewood Hill Road and 187th Avenue Northeast, 4-9:30 p.m. Wednesday, with a design team meeting to flesh out ideas 4-7 p.m. Thursday, June 22-23, Sammamish Hills Lutheran Church, 22818 S.E. Eighth St. Information: 425-836-7923 or www.ci.sammamish.wa.us/ELSP

Home and Garden Tour

Sat Self-guided tour of six gardens and one home in Sammamish; benefits the Sammamish Heritage Society, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. June 25, with maps and refreshments at the Pine Lake Community Center, 21333 S.E. 20th St. Tickets: $10. Reservations: 425-391-0400

Sammamish Summer Blast 2005

Sat-Sun Celebration with inflatable rides, carnival games, music, children’s activities, arts and crafts fair, community information booths, petting zoo, fire engine tours and teen night, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, with 5-7 p.m. teen night; noon-5 p.m. Sunday, June 25-26, Redmond/Sammamish Boys & Girls Club field, 24120 N.E. Eighth St. Parking available at Inglewood Jr. High. Cost: $8-$18 for ride/game bracelet. Information: 425-836-9295 or www.sammamishsummerblast.com

“A Journey with Lewis and Clark”

Sun The Issaquah Chorale celebrates the Lewis and Clark bicentennial through a musical and narrative retelling of the Corp of Discovery’s journey across the continent, 3 p.m. June 26, Eastlake High School Performing Arts Center, 400 228th Ave. N.E. Tickets: $7-$30. Reservations: 425-392-8446 or www.issaquahchorale.org

Woodinville

The Dragon Who Came to Visit

Fri Mad Science leads a scientific adventure to rid a castle of an unwelcome dragon; for ages 4 and older with an adult, 10:30 a.m. June 24, Woodinville Library, 17105 Avondale Rd. N.E. Information: 425-788-0733

Woodinville Farmers Market

Ongoing Fresh produce and local artists, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturdays through Oct. 15, Woodinville Community Center, 17401 133rd Ave. N.E. June 25: Strawberry Social. July 2: Market BBQ and Farm Fresh Drawing. Information: 206-546-7960 or www.woodinvillefarmersmarket.com

Chinese Dragon Tails

Plan Ahead Stories about dragons in Chinese folklore and the customs behind the Chinese Dragon Boat Festival; for ages 6 and older, 10:30 a.m. June 29, Woodinville Library, 17105 Avondale Rd. N.E. Information: 425-788-0733

Poetry Reading and Open Mike

Plan Ahead PoetsWest featured readers J. Glenn Evans, J. Andrew Rodriguez, Joannie Strangeland and Christine Swanberg, followed by open-mike readings, 7 p.m. June 29, Barnes & Noble Booksellers, 18025 Garden Way N.E. Information: 206-682-1268

Compiled by Nyssa Rogers.

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