A weekly look at things to do.

Arts

Film: “American Wonders, National Parks of the West”

Auburn 1 and 2 p.m. Saturday. White River Valley Museum, 918 H St. S.E. (253-288-7433 or www.wrvmuseum.org)

Western Pioneer and Landscape Artist

Auburn Abby Williams Hill exhibit runs through Sept. 23. Museum open noon-4 p.m. Wed.-Sun. White River Valley Museum, 918 H St. S.E. Admission: $2 adults, $1 kids and seniors, free for everyone on Wednesdays. (253-288-7433 or www.wrvmuseum.org)

Auburn City Hall Gallery

Auburn Glass mosaics by Auburn artist Shia Godwin and oil pastel and watercolor works by Vashon artist John Woodard are on display as part of the city’s annual exhibition of emerging and professional Puget Sound artists. 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Mon.-Fri. through July 6. Auburn City Hall Gallery, 25 W. Main St. (253-931-3043 or www.auburnwa.gov/arts”>www.auburnwa.gov/arts)

Green River Depression Glass Club

Des Moines 7 p.m. the first Tuesday of the month. Des Moines Masonic Temple, 2208 S. 223rd St. (253-852-5250)

“Name Those Tunes IX” Concert

Enumclaw See if you can name the tunes in several arrangements of music from various times and genres. Performed by the Gateway Concert Band. Directed by Jack Prindle and featuring Mike Lindner on trombone. 7 p.m. Monday. Rotary Centennial Park, 1070 Griffin Ave. (360-825-5369)

“Peaceful Warrior”

Enumclaw A film based on Dan Millman’s novel. 7:15 p.m. July 17. Intent Yoga Center in J.J. Smith Elementary School, 1640 Fell St., Room 18. (360-825-8282 or www.intentyogacenter.com)

Northwest Concepts Exhibit

Enumclaw Paintings and photographs by local artists, through December, with changes in the artwork every three months. Exhibit hours: 7:30 a.m.-7 p.m. Mon.-Fri., 8 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturdays and 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sundays. Enumclaw Chrysler Jeep Dodge Gallery, 726 Highway 410. (888-776-2470)

Artists Exhibit

Enumclaw Photographs of Northwest scenery, oil paintings of sailing ships and a variety of works of art. Showing through Aug. 30. 9 a.m.-9 p.m. Mon.-Thurs. Green River Community College, Enumclaw Campus, 1414 Griffin Ave. (253-288-3400 or 360-802-0239)

Arts Alive!

Enumclaw Rotating events: Artists at Work open studio, 4-7 p.m. first Friday of the month; Poetry Night, 7-9 p.m. second Friday; Artists Salon, 6-9 p.m. third Friday; Play Reading, 7-9 p.m. fourth Friday. Gallery hours: 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Tues.-Thurs. and Saturdays, 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Fridays, noon-4 p.m. Sundays. Arts Alive! Gallery, 1429 Cole St. (360-802-6787)

Enumclaw Poetry Jam

Enumclaw Open mic, hosted by the Plateau Area Writers’ Association and Arts Alive! 7-9 p.m. second Friday of the month. Arts Alive! Gallery, 1429 Cole St. (360-802-6787)

Best in the U.S.

Federal Way Photographic display of bonsai trees from around the U.S. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Fri.-Wed. through July 11. Weyerhaeuser Corporate Campus, 33663 Weyerhaeuser Way S. Free. (253-924-5206 or www.weyerhaeuser.com/bonsai)

“Another Place, Another Time” Garden

Kent Visit this garden and its Japanese-American internment-experience display. Noon-4 p.m. Wednesday through Friday. Kent Historical Society in the Bereiter House, 855 E. Smith St. (253-854-4330)

Betty Hageman Exhibit

KENT Abstract art. 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Mon.-Fri. Centennial Center Gallery, 400 W. Gowe St. (253-856-5050 or www.ci.kent.wa.us/arts/)

The Evolution of Travel Exhibit

Kent Kent’s changing modes of transportation. Noon-4 p.m. Wednesday through Friday. Kent Historical Society in the Bereiter House, 855 E. Smith St. (253-854-4330)

Kent High School Band and Orchestra Exhibit

Kent Instruments, pictures and music from the Roaring ’20s. Noon-4 p.m. Wednesday through Friday. Kent Historical Society in the Bereiter House, 855 E. Smith St. (253-854-4330)

“Dinner for Two Prepared Tomorrow”

Renton Russian Drama Theater “Master’s Stage” on American tour. A romantic comedy, by Tatiana Catinskaya, will be performed in its original Russian language. 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Renton Civic Theater, 507 S. Third St. Tickets: $22. (206-359-5770)

“Seussical”

Renton Summer teen musical. 7:30 p.m. July 27-28, and 2 p.m. July 29. Carco Theatre, 1717 Maple Valley Highway. (425-430-6700)

Classes

Computer Classes

Auburn Microsoft Level 1 in Spanish, 10:30 a.m. June 30. Auburn Library, 1102 Auburn Way S. (253-931-3018 or www.kcls.org/auburn/aubhome.cfm)

Bon Odori Dance Practice

Auburn Learn the traditional Japanese folk dances that will be performed at the Bon Odori Festival July 28 in Auburn. 7:30 p.m. July 2, 6, 9, 11 and 13. White River Buddhist Temple, 3625 Auburn Way N. (253-833-1442 or www.whiteriverbuddhisttmpl.org)

Talk Time

Auburn Improve your speaking and listening skills; for non-native speakers. 6:30 p.m. Thursdays. Auburn Library, 1102 Auburn Way S. (253-931-3018 or www.kcls.org/auburn/aubhome.cfm)

ESL Classes

Auburn A formal class to learn English grammar, reading, writing and conversation skills. 6 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays. Auburn Library, 1102 Auburn Way S. (253-931-3018 or www.kcls.org/auburn/aubhome.cfm)

Step Aerobic Class

BLACK DIAMOND Benches, weights and mats available. 7-8 p.m. Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, through Aug. 8. Black Diamond Fire Station, 288th Street and Kent-Black Diamond Road. Cost: $79 for 10-week session. (253-631-6350 or 425-413-1623)

Talk Time

COVINGTON Improve your speaking and listening skills. 10:30 a.m. Friday. Covington Library, 27100 164th Ave. S.E. (253-630-8761 or www.kcls.org/cov/covhome.cfm)

Introduction to Yoga Postures

Enumclaw 7:30 p.m. second Thursday of the month. Intent Yoga Center in J.J. Smith Elementary School, 1640 Fell St., Room 18. (360-825-8282 or www.intentyogacenter.com)

Citizenship Classes

Kent Receive help with the citizenship-interview process. 7 p.m. Tuesdays. Kent Regional Library, 212 Second Ave. N. (253-859-3330 or www.kcls.org/kent/kenthome.cfm)

ESL Classes

Kent A formal class to learn English grammar, reading, writing and conversation skills. Two sessions 5:30 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays or 5:30 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays. Kent Regional Library, 212 Second Ave. N. (253-859-3330 or www.kcls.org/kent/kenthome.cfm)

Talk Time

Kent English conversation group will help improve your speaking and listening skills. 2:30 p.m. Mondays. Kent Regional Library, 212 Second Ave. N. (253-859-3330 or www.kcls.org/kent/kenthome.cfm)

NW Neighborhood Nutrition Weekly Workshops

KENT Work on nutrition and wellness goals in a workshop setting with a personal coach. The 12-week series focuses on a different topic each week. This week is the class celebration and party. 6-7:30 p.m. Thursdays. Kent Senior Activity Center, 600 E. Smith St. Cost: $3 per class, $30 for series. (253-630-7000)

Talk Time

Renton Improve your English speaking and listening skills. 10 a.m.-noon Saturdays. Fairwood Library, 17009 140th Ave. S.E. (Register: 425-226-0522 or www.kcls.org/fair/home.cfm)

Community

Genealogy Assistance

Auburn Volunteers from the South King County Genealogical Society will help piece together your family history. 1 p.m. Wednesday, Saturday, and 7 p.m. Monday. Auburn Library, 1102 Auburn Way S. (253-931-3018 or www.kcls.org/auburn/aubhome.cfm)

Friends of the Auburn Library Meeting

Auburn Learn how you can help support the library. 7 p.m. Tuesday. Auburn Library, 1102 Auburn Way S. (Register: 253-931-3018 or www.kcls.org/auburn/aubhome.cfm)

Friends of the Auburn Library Book Sale

Auburn Books will be on sale. 8 a.m.-4 p.m. July 4. Auburn Library, 1102 Auburn Way S. (www.kcls.org/auburn/aubhome.cfm)

Auburn Meeting on Annexation

Auburn City of Auburn staff members will answer questions and present informational material. Lea Hill potential annexation-area meetings. 6:30 p.m. Thursday, and 9:30 a.m. July 21. Rainier Middle School, 30620 116th Ave. S.E. West Hill potential annexation areas. 9:30 a.m. Saturday and 6:30 p.m. July 17. Meredith Hill Elementary School, 5830 S. 300th St. (253-876-1997, annexation@auburnwa.gov or www.auburnwa.gov)

Auburn Idol Tryouts

Auburn Applications are now being accepted. Compete for cash prizes and a chance to advance to the Regional Battle of the Idols and the Puyallup Fair. 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m. July 21 and 1-3:30 p.m. July 22. Main Street in Auburn. Tickets: $10. (253-931-3043 or www.auburnwa.gov)

Hypertension From a Naturopathic Perspective

Des Moines Dr. Lynn Mikel will discuss the causes of hypertension and the naturopathic treatments for this illness. Registration required. 7-8 p.m. July 9. Des Moines Activity Center, 2045 S. 216th St. (206-878-1642)

Free Hearing-Aid Checks

Des Moines Highline Audiology is offering free hearing-aid checks, cleanings and hearing-aid batteries at low cost. 11 a.m.-noon July 12. Des Moines Activity Center, 2045 S. 216th St. (206-878-1642)

Latin Day at the Farmers Market

Des Moines Correo Aereo, the 2000-2001 Austin Music Awards Best Mexican/Latino Act, and Grupo Son will play. 11 a.m.-2 p.m. July 14. South Marina Park, northeast corner of South 227th and Dock Avenue South. (206-878-1642)

Ceramic and Doll Show

Enumclaw A weekend of exhibits and classes. 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday. Enumclaw Expo Center Exhibit Hall, 45224 284th Ave. S.E. Cost: $6. (www.ceramicdollshows.com)

Sierra Club’s Summer Climate Campaign Kick-Off Meeting

Kent Learn more about the club’s Cool State Campaign, Kent’s Cool Cities Campaign, and sign up for summer events. 6:30-8:30 p.m. June 26. Kent Commons, 525 Fourth Ave. N. (206-378-0114, ext. 308, or jessica.eagle@sierraclub.org)

Renton Benefit Car Show and Cruise

Renton Entertainment, vehicle displays, food, art show and raffle.10 a.m. July 7. Awards presented at 3 p.m. Proceeds benefit Renton Police Department Youth Fund. Renton Memorial Stadium, 405 Logan Ave. N. (425-430-7589/206-772-1016 or www.gorenton.com)

Family Fun

Kid’s Stage

Auburn Free concerts/shows for kids and their families. Eric Haines’ Interactive Family Fun Show, noon July 18; Eric Herman’s Invisible Band, noon July 25. Les Gove Park, 910 Ninth St. S.E. (253-931-3043 or www.auburnwa.gov)

Story Times

AUBURN Family, 10:15 a.m. Wednesdays; Baby, 11 a.m. Wednesdays. Auburn Library, 1102 Auburn Way S. (253-931-3018 or www.kcls.org/auburn/aubhome.cfm)

Summer Reading Program: Story Sleuths — Folktales to Figure Out

Black Diamond Presented by Whitman Story Sampler. Folktale riddles from around the world. 11 a.m. Thursday. Black Diamond Library, 24301 Roberts Drive. (360-886-1105 or www.kcls.org/bd/bdhome.cfm)

Summer Reading Program: Cougars and Bears, Oh My!

Black Diamond Learn about Pacific Northwest predators and how to share the environment with them. Registration required. 1 p.m. July 2. Black Diamond Library, 24301 Roberts Drive. (360-886-1105 or www.kcls.org/bd/bdhome.cfm)

Story Times

Black Diamond Family, 10:30 a.m. Monday; Wee Ones, 10:30 a.m. Thursdays. Black Diamond Library, 24301 Roberts Drive. (360-886-1105 or www.kcls.org/bd/bdhome.cfm)

Summer Reading Program: Clueless in Seattle

Covington Brothers from Different Mothers presents this all-ages show. The brothers solve a mystery and find a secret treasure by juggling and searching for clues. 3 p.m. Thursday. Covington Library, 27100 164th Ave. S.E. (253-630-8761 or www.kcls.org/cov/covhome.cfm)

Summer Reading Program: Who Stole the Queen of Heart’s Tarts?

Covington Alice and Wonderland needs you to help solve a crime. Presented by Last Leaf Theater Productions. 3 p.m. July 5. Covington Library, 27100 164th Ave. S.E. (253-630-8761 or www.kcls.org/cov/covhome.cfm)

Story Times

Covington Preschool, 11 a.m. Wednesdays; 10:15 a.m. Wednesdays; Summer Story Times, 10:30 a.m. Wednesday. Covington Library, 27100 164th Ave. S.E. (253-630-8761 or www.kcls.org/cov/covhome.cfm)

Buck and Elizabeth

Des Moines A children’s show that includes guitar, banjo, vocal impersonations, sign language, ventriloquism and cheek slapping. Bring chairs or a blanket and a picnic. 7-8:30 p.m. July 4. Des Moines Beach Park, 22030 Cliff Ave. S. (206-870-6527)

The Billy Shew Band

Des Moines Modern blues groove-style band from Tacoma featuring Mark Whitman. 8:45-10 p.m. July 4. Des Moines Beach Park, 22030 Cliff Ave. S. (206-870-6527)

Free Outdoor Cinema Series

Federal Way Bring lawn chairs and blankets. Begins at dusk, approximately 9:35 p.m. Shows: “Barnyard” July 6, “Night at the Museum,” July 20. Steel Lake Park, 2410 S. 312th St.

Story Times

Kent Sleepy, 7 p.m. Tuesdays; Preschool, 10:30 a.m. Wednesdays; Baby Fun, 11 a.m. Thursdays; Spanish, 7 p.m. Thursdays; Toddler, 10:15 a.m. Thursdays; Family, 11 a.m. Fridays; Russian, 7 p.m. Mondays. Kent Regional Library, 212 Second Ave. N. (253-859-3330 or www.kcls.org/kent/kenthome.cfm)

Russian Story Times

Kent Stories, songs and finger plays in Russian and English. 7 p.m. Monday. Kent Regional Library, 212 Second Ave. N. (253-859-3330 or www.kcls.org/kent/kenthome.cfm)

Story Times in the Park

Maple Valley Stories and surprises for ages 3 to 8. Bring lunch and a blanket. Noon Wednesday. Lake Wilderness Park, 22500 S.E. 248th St. (425-432-4620 or www.kcls.org/mv/mvhome.cfm)

Summer Reading Program: Detective Science

Maple Valley Solve a mystery using logic, creative-thinking skills and imagination. Presented by Mad Science. 2 and 3:15 p.m. Tuesday. Maple Valley Library, 21844 S.E. 248th St. (425-432-4620 or www.kcls.org/mv/mvhome.cfm)

Story Times

MAPLE VALLEY Wee Ones, 10:30 a.m. Monday; Young Toddler, 10:30 a.m. Mondays; Pajama, 7 p.m. Mondays; Preschool 10:30 a.m. Tuesdays and Wednesdays; Toddler, 9:45 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. Fridays. Maple Valley Library, 21844 S.E. 248th St. (425-432-4620 or www.kcls.org/mv/mvhome.cfm)

Story Times

Pacific Toddler, 10:15 a.m. Tuesdays; Preschool 11 a.m. Tuesdays. Algona-Pacific Library, 225 Ellingson Road. (253-833-3554 or www.kcls.org/alpac/alpachom.cfm)

Summer Reading Program: Mission Possible

Renton Experience magic, laughter and learn how you can succeed in whatever you choose. Ages 5 and up. 2 p.m. Thursday. Fairwood Library, 17009 140th Ave. S.E. (425-226-0522 or www.kcls.org/fair/home.cfm)

Summer Reading Program: Clueless in Seattle

Renton Brothers from Different Mothers presents this all-ages show. The brothers solve a mystery and find a secret treasure by juggling and searching for clues. 1 p.m. Saturday. Fairwood Library, 17009 140th Ave. S.E. (425-226-0522 or www.kcls.org/fair/home.cfm)

Moms Club of Renton

Renton Meet for play dates at parks and other locations every day. Also meets 10:30 a.m. Fridays at a park in or near Renton. (info@momsclubofrenton.org or www.momsclubofrenton.org)

The F.B.I. (Funny Bumble Institute)

Tukwila Agent Linda searches for clues to solve a silly mystery. All ages welcome. 1 p.m. Saturday. Library Connection at Southcenter, 1115 Southcenter Mall. (206-242-6044 or www.kcls.org/southcenter/)

Festivals

Fourth of July Festival

Auburn Food vendors, inflatable rides, train rides, splash pad, bingo, laser tag, miniature golf, petting zoo, bocce ball, vintage-car show, arts and crafts grove, three stages for performances, including jugglers and a magic show. Kids bike parade at noon and the car-show awards ceremony at 3:50 p.m. 11 a.m.-4 p.m. July 4. Les Gove Park, 910 Ninth St. S.E. (www.ci.auburn.wa.us/recreation/events)

Auburn Good Ol’ Days

Auburn Food and vendor booths, carnival, sporting events, kids’ activities, art show, 5K Fun/run barbecue, grand parade, classic-car show, entertainment for three days straight, 150 vendors, juried art show, train show, model airplanes and outhouse-building contest. 5:30 p.m.-10 p.m. Aug. 10, 9 a.m.-10 p.m. Aug. 11, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Aug. 12. Downtown Auburn on Main Street. (www.auburngoodoldays.com)

Miners Days

Black Diamond Merchants sidewalk sale, history talks, vendor booths, chili cook-off, barbecue cook-off and farmers market. Teen dance ($5), 7-10 p.m. July 13, Black Diamond Masonic Hall; pancake breakfast ($5), 5-9 a.m. July 14, Masonic Hall; barbecue lunch ($5), 11 a.m.-3 p.m. July 14; chili cook-off judging, 12:30 p.m. July 14 ($15 to enter, $5 to sample); Mama Passarelli’s Dinner House wine-tasting garden ($5), 4-7 p.m. July 14. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. July 13-15. Masonic Lodge, 32523 Third Ave., with crafts and vendor booths at the Black Diamond School ballfield. (206-886-1474)

Black Diamond Labor Days Celebration

Black Diamond Vendor booths, inflatable rides, games, pie-baking contest. Community softball game, 9 a.m. Sept. 1; teen dance, 7-11 p.m. Sept. 1, Black Diamond Community Center, 31605 Third Ave.; pancake breakfast, 7 a.m. Labor Day, Masonic Lodge; Labor Day parade, 10 a.m.; car show, 9 a.m. Sept. 3 Labor Day. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Sept. 1-3. Various locations around Black Diamond. Pancake breakfast: $5. (360-886-9570)

Covington Days Festival

Covington Kids’ play area with inflatables, face painting, games and crafts. Also vendor booths and art show in the atrium of the Multicare clinic as well. Goldrush, a country-western band, will play 6-8 p.m. July 27; Fellowship Christian Church fireworks show about 10 p.m. July 27; 5K run/walk, 8-10 a.m. July 28, starting at the Covington Library; parade, 10 a.m. July 28, starting in the Fred Meyer parking lot and heading east on Southeast 272nd Street to Wax Road, ending at Multicare; quilt show all day July 28 at Cedar Heights Middle School on Kent Kangley Road. 5-11 p.m. July 27, 8 a.m.-8 p.m. July 28 and 9 a.m.-3 p.m. July 29. Quilt show: $4. (www.covingtonlionsclub.org)

King County Fair

Enumclaw Ferris wheel, merry-go-round, giant slide, kids’ rides, racing pigs and Southern-fried foods booths. 10 a.m.-10 p.m. July 18-19, 10 a.m.-11 p.m. July 20-21, 10 a.m.-8 p.m. July 22. The Enumclaw Expo Center (formerly the King County Fairgrounds), on 284th Avenue Southeast just off Highway 410. Tickets: $8, $6 for kids and seniors, free for 5 and younger. Parking: $5. (206-296-8888 or www.metrokc.gov/parks/fair)

Enumclaw Street Fair

Enumclaw 9 a.m.-noon farmers market; 6-8 p.m. July 27-28 hot-air balloon rides; roving jugglers and balloon artists; kids crafts; pony rides; petting zoo; three inflatable play areas; arts and crafts. 9 a.m.-9 p.m. July 27-28. Downtown Enumclaw on Cole Street. Admission, entertainment, some attractions and parking are free. Charges for inflatables, $1; face painting and petting zoo, $3; pony rides, $5; and $3 for petting zoo. One- and two-day tickets available for unlimited access, $15 one day at the fair ($12 in advance), $25 for two days ($20 in advance). Tickets sold online and at Mail Express, Sweet Necessities, Skynet and Lindon Bookstore in Enumclaw. (www.enumclawstreetfair.com)

Red, White & Blue Festival

Federal Way Live music, food and family-oriented activities. 4 p.m. July 4. Celebration Park, 1111 S. 324th St. (www.cityoffederalway.com)

Fourth of July Splash

Kent Water activities, classic-car show, games, pie-eating contest, talent show, art projects for kids. Rainier Symphony performs at 9 p.m. and during fireworks starting around 10 p.m. Free shuttle service available from parking lots at Kent Fire Station #75, 15635 S.E. 272nd St.; Kentwood High School, 25800 164th Ave. S.E., Covington; and Mattson Middle School, 16400 S.E. 251st St., Covington. Noon until fireworks end July 4. Lake Meridian Park, 14800 S.E. 272nd St.

Kent Cornucopia Days

Kent Lions Street Fair, featuring more than 600 booths with food, crafts and commercial vendors, carnival rides, art show, farmers market and kids’ area. Cornucopia Dragon Boat Races, 8 a.m.-6 p.m. July 14, Lake Meridian; Cornucopia Bowl football game, July 14 with kick-off time to be determined, Auburn High School, $10; Grand Parade, 2 p.m. July 15. Carnival open 3-11 p.m. July 12, 10 a.m.-9 p.m. July 13-14, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. July 15. Downtown Kent. Cost: $1 per ticket for carnival rides. (253-852-LION or www.kcdays.com)

The Puyallup Fair

Puyallup Rides, exhibits, livestock, shows, concerts, entertainment, rodeos, miles of food and vendor booths. Sept. 7-23; 10 a.m.- 11 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Sundays and Thursdays. Puyallup Fairgrounds, 110 Ninth Ave. S.W., Puyallup. Tickets: $10, $8 kids and seniors, free for 5 and younger. Parking: $8 on weekdays, $10 on weekends. (253-845-1771 or www.thefair.com)

Fabulous Fourth of July and Fireworks

Renton Food, free face-painting and inflatable rides for kids from noon to 8 p.m., stage entertainment from 1-9:30 p.m. Professional 25-minute fireworks display on Lake Washington around 10 p.m. Free parking and free shuttle service at Boeing lots at North Sixth Street and Park Avenue North and at North Sixth Street and Garden Avenue North. Shuttles run from 9 a.m. to around midnight. Fee parking available at the Bristol Apartments, between Coulon Park and Boeing. Noon-10:30 p.m. July 4. Gene Coulon Memorial Beach Park, 1201 Lake Washington Blvd. (www.rentonwa.gov)

Renton River Days

Renton Kids Day from 11 a.m.-6 p.m. on July 25 with stage shows, inflatables, exhibitor booths, petting zoo, face painting and activity booths; antique-district sidewalk sale, art show. Wenatchee Youth Circus performance from 1:30 and 6 p.m. July 25; Senior-day barbecue picnic, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. July 26, Renton Community Center, $1 tickets sold only in advance at the Renton Senior Activity Center or by phone at 425-430-6633; Skate-park stunt exhibition, 1-3:30 p.m. July 27, Liberty Park; Renton annual art-show preview party, 8 p.m. July 26, Renton Community Center, $15; Nibble of Renton, 11 a.m.-8 p.m. July 27-29, Liberty Park; River Days Parade, 10 a.m. July 28, on South Third Street from Shattuck Avenue to Liberty Park; Rubber Ducky Derby, 4:30 p.m. July 29, starting at the Houser Street Bridge, $5. 11 a.m.-8 p.m. July 27-29. Liberty Park, 1101 Bronson Way N. (www.rentonriverdays.org)

55 and over

Sunday Senior Dance

Des Moines Dance on marble floors to live music provided by Evan and Charlie Brown. 1-3:30 p.m. Sunday. Landmark On The Sound, 23660 Marine View Drive S. Cost: $4. (206-878-1642)

Gardens

Garden Tour

Federal Way A behind-the-scenes tour of seven private gardens sponsored by the Federal Way Symphony. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. July 21. (www.federalwaysymphony.org)

Lake Wilderness Arboretum Nursery Open for Plant Sales

Maple Valley Now open for the summer with a variety of perennials, natives and shade plants available for purchase. Proceeds help support the arboretum and its classes, speakers and workshops. 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturdays. 22520 S.E. 248th St. (www.lakewildernessarboretum.org)

Branches Work Party

Maple Valley General garden maintenance and improvement activities. 9-11 a.m. Wednesdays. Lake Wilderness Arboretum, 22520 S.E. 248th St. (425-413-2572, 206-366-2125 or info@lakewildernessarboretum.org)

TWIGS

Maple Valley Join South King County Arboretum Foundation. Volunteers propagate, pot, plant and prepare for plant sales. 9 a.m.-noon Thursdays. Lake Wilderness Arboretum, 22520 S.E. 248th St. (425-413-2572, 206-366-2125 or info@lakewildernessarboretum.org)

Community Work Party

Maple Valley 9 a.m.-noon, first Saturday of every month. Lake Wilderness Arboretum, 22520 S.E. 248th St. (425-413-2572, 206-366-2125 or info@lakewildernessarboretum.org)

Literary

Men’s Book Club

Maple Valley “Electric Universe,” by David Bodanis. 6:30 p.m. Wednesday. Maple Valley Library, 21844 S.E. 248th St. (425-432-4620 or www.kcls.org/mv/mvhome.cfm)

Meet the Author: Randy Powell

Renton Randy Powell is the author of “The Whistling Toilet” and he also has written other books about teens in everyday life. 7 p.m. Thursday. Fairwood Library, 17009 140th Ave. S.E. (425-226-0522 or www.kcls.org/fair/home.cfm)

Recreation

Mercer Slough Nature Park Walk

Maple Valley Take a nature walk through a park containing 320 acres of wetlands, meadows, forest and bog, and more than 170 species of birds and animals. Bring lunch and spending money. 9:30 a.m. July 10. Leave from the Greater Maple Valley Community Center, 22010 S.E. 248th St. (425-432-1272)

Sports

King County Jaguars versus Seattle Stallions

Auburn Minor-league football. 6 p.m. Saturday. Auburn Memorial Stadium, 800 Fourth St. N.E. (253-333-1157)

Free Bocce Clinics

Auburn Hosted by the Auburn Bocce Club. 2-5 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays through Oct. 18, weather permitting. Les Gove Park bocce courts, 910 Ninth St. S.E. (253-931-3043 or www.auburnwa.gov)

Golf Outings

Des Moines Transportation and tee times provided. Bring your clubs. July 9 to Mount Si, Snoqualmie, July 23 to Madrons Links, Gig Harbor. Depart between 8:15 a.m. and 9 a.m. from Des Moines Activity Center, 2045 S. 216th St. Cost: $7 transportation, $7 reservation fee, plus green fees. (206-878-1642)

Youth

Study Zone

KENT Students from all grade levels can drop in for free homework help from volunteer tutors. 3:30-5:30 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays. Kent Regional Library, 212 Second Ave. N. (253-859-3330 or www.kcls.org/kent/kenthome.cfm)

Game On!

Maple Valley Play your favorite video games and eat snacks with other teens. 4 p.m. Thursday. Maple Valley Library, 21844 S.E. 248th St. (425-432-4620 or www.kcls.org/mv/mvhome.cfm)

Compiled by Jordan Dawson, SE Living news assistant