A detailed, categorized calendar of events all over Seattle and Western Washington, June 1-8, 2012

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Animal events

Westie Fun Daze Picnic

SAT West Highland White Terrier Club picnic and games for Westies and their owners; 11 a.m. Saturday, Royal Arch Park, 20821 Maple Valley Hwy., Maple Valley; $17 by reservation (www.whwtcops.org/).

Emerald City Reptile Expo

SAT-SUN Pacific Northwest Herpetological Society display and sale of thousands of reptiles, amphibians, insects, educational displays, vendors, speakers, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday, Seattle Center Exhibition Hall, 299 Mercer St., Seattle; $10, ages 10 and younger free (206-628-4740 or www.emeraldcityreptileexpo.com).

Woodinville Wags & Whiskers Adoption Event

SUN Dogs, puppies, cats, kittens from 11 rescues and shelters, adoption fees $75-$250; noon-3 p.m. Sunday, PetsMart, 17845 Garden Way N.E., Woodinville (www.AnimalAllianceWA.org).

Health Fair and Pet Fest

SUN Wellness and preventive care for dogs, cats and horses, 1-4 p.m. Sunday, Pilchuck Veterinary Hospital, 11308 92nd St. S.E., Snohomish; free (360-568-3113).

Auto events

Antique Auto Display

SAT Whidbey Island Model A Club, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, Meerkerk Gardens, 3531 Meerkerk Lane, Greenbank; $5, ages 15 and younger free (360-678-1912 or meerkerkgardens.org).

Early Ford V-8 Car Show/Picnic

SUN Early Ford V-8 and All-Makes show, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday, Bellevue College, 3000 Landerholm Circle S.E., Bellevue; $5-$15 (www.efv8psrg.org).

Mopars Unlimited: Seattle Chapter Spring Roundup

SUN Mopar (Chrysler) classics and contemporary show and swap meet, 7:30 a.m.-3 p.m. Sunday, Mariner High School, 200 120th St. S.W., Everett; free for spectators (moparsunlimited.com/b2/blog1.php).

BMW show

SUN BMW Car Club show, 8 a.m. Sunday, XXX Root Beer Drive-In, 98 N.E. Gilman Blvd., Issaquah; free for spectators (www.triplexrootbeer.com).


Kids helping Kids Music and Movie night

FRI Wellspring Family Services hosts Caspar Babypants concert and classic movie shorts to raise funds to help homeless children, 6:30 p.m. Friday, Ballard Community Center, 6020 28th Ave. N.W., Seattle; $15, donations of diapers, formula, toiletries requested (206-826-3038 or www.wellspringfs.org/).

The Sky’s the Limit to Benefit Children’s Therapy Center

FRI Wine tasting, food, auction featuring wine and art, benefits Children’s Therapy Center (CTC), 6 p.m. Friday, Museum of Flight, 9404 E. Marginal Way S., Seattle; $60-$65 (253-854-5660 or www.ctckids.org).

An Evening With Lorenzo Romar

FRI UW Mens Basketball Coach Lorenzo Romar, dinner, silent auction, proceeds benefit Boys & Girls Clubs of Snohomish County and City of Everett Parks & Rec Youth Scholarship fund, 6 p.m. Friday, Forest Park, 802 E. Mukilteo Blvd., Everett; $50-$500 (425-355-6899 or www.bgcsc.org/southeverett.aspx).

Boot ‘n Shoot

SAT Soccer kick-a-thon fundraiser supporting Salvation Army schools in Zambia, 10 a.m. Saturday, King’s Elementary School, 19531 Dayton Ave. N., Shoreline; donations requested (206-783-1225 or www.tsagreenwood.org).

Susan G. Komen Puget Sound Race for the Cure

SUN 5K run/walk raises funds and awareness for the fight against breast cancer, 8 a.m. Sunday, Seattle Center, Seattle; $20-$50; fundraising suggested (206-633-0303 or www.komenpugetsound.org).

Ink & Eye Candy Charity Tattoo Benefit Event

SUN The Pin Ups Against Cancer benefit, raffle, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday, Skin and Soul Tattoo, 102 Bellevue Way N.E., Bellevue; donations requested (425-453-1155 or www.skinandsoulonline.com).

The Leukemia Cup Regatta

JUNE 9 Sailing regatta, auction to benefit Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, noon June 9, Elliott Bay Marina, Seattle; $150 (206-628-0777 or www.leukemiacup.org/wa).

FareStart 20th Anniversary Bash

PLAN AHEAD Tastes from Northwest chefs, local breweries and wineries, cooking demonstrations, music, 6 p.m. June 9, Fremont Studios, Seattle; $92-$120 (www.farestart.org).

Furry 5K

PLAN AHEAD Run/walk, Pet Expo; benefits Seattle Animal Shelter’ Help the Animals Fund, 10 a.m. June 10, Seward Park, Seattle; $20-$30 (www.furry5k.com).

Shore Run/Walk

PLAN AHEAD 5K run/walk, 10K run, Kids Run; proceeds benefit Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center; Seattle; $10-$40 plus suggested fundraising $250/person (www.fhcrc.org/content/public/en/events/shore-run.html).


Ballard Criterium

SAT Bicycle racing on closed streets for prizes, 3:30 p.m. Saturday, Market Street and Ballard Avenue, Seattle; free for spectators (www.secondascent.com).

Fish Ladder and the Ship Canal Trail

SAT Spokespeople easy-pace, 7-mile ride to Ballard Locks, all ages, skill levels and new riders welcome, 2 p.m. Saturday, Wallingford Playfield, 4219 Wallingford Ave. N., Seattle (www.cascade.org).

Earthworks Tour Inaugural Ride

SAT Tour new bicycle route by Kent Arts Commission that connects Herbert Bayer Earthwork, Robert Morris Earthwork, Waterworks Gardens and Green River Natural Resources Area; 8-, 20- and 23-mile options, 9 a.m. Saturday, Herbert Bayer Canyon Earthworks Park, 742 E. Titus St., Kent; free, preregister (253-856-5050 or www.KentArts.org/earthworks).

Bicycle Sunday

SUN Boulevard closed to vehicle traffic, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Sunday, Lake Washington Boulevard from Mount Baker Beach to Seward Park, Seattle; professionally fitted bicycle helmets available for $10, 1-4 p.m. Sunday, Seward Park (206-684-4075 or www.seattle.gov/parks).

Bicycle Repair Workshop

JUNE 7 Minor bike repairs by volunteers, 6 p.m. June 7, West Seattle Tool Library, 4408 Delridge Way S.W., Seattle; free, preregister (www.meetup.com/WSToolLibrary/events/pxkqtyqjbkb/).

Flying Wheels Summer Century

PLAN AHEAD Cascade Bicycle Club 45-, 85- and 100-mile loops or 25-mile ride around Lake Sammamish, 8 a.m. June 9, Marymoor Park, Redmond; $40-$45 (206-522-3222 or www.cascade.org).


Shilshole Bay Marina Open Boat Weekend

SAT-SUN Boat show and tours, nautical swap meet, boat rides to benefit the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, Shilshole Bay Marina, 7001 Seaview Ave. N.W., Seattle; free, suggested donation $10 for boat rides (206-286-1004).


Skandia dance

FRI Swedish dance lesson, 7:30 p.m., dancing, 8:30 p.m. Friday, Cedar Valley Grange, 20526 52nd Ave. W., Lynnwood; $10 (206-784-7470 or www.skandia-folkdance.org).

Art on the Fly — Dance along the streetcar on South Lake Union

SAT Dozens of free kid-friendly dance events in environments along the streetcar route, finale on the stairs to Pan Pacific Hotel, noon-6 p. m. Saturday, Seattle; free (www.seattleidf.org).

USA Eastside Dance

SAT Beginning waltz lesson, 7 p.m.; dance to Sound of Swing big band for all ages, no partner required, 7:45-10 p.m. Saturday, North Bellevue Community & Senior Center, 4063 148th Ave. N.E., Bellevue; $13-$15 (usadanceseattle.org).


Edmonds Waterfront Festival

FRI-SUN Entertainment, arts, crafts and food vendors, kids’ activities and rides, beer garden, classic yacht show, Willow Creek fish hatchery free trout fishing for kids; 3-10 p.m. Friday, 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Saturday, 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Sunday, Port of Edmonds Marina, Edmonds; $3 (www.edmondswaterfrontfestival.com).

Beacon Hill Festival

SAT Entertainment, food, carnival games, bounce toys, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Jefferson Community Center, 3801 Beacon Ave. S., Seattle (206-684-7481 or www.seattle.gov/parks).

Soundview School Arts Festival

SAT Games, food, art, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Soundview School, 6515 196th St. S.W., Lynnwood; free admission, charges for activities (425-778-8572 or www.soundview.org).

Bastyr University Herb and Food Fair

SAT Speakers on global and personal health, guided nature walks, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, Bastyr University, 14500 Juanita Drive N.E., Kenmore; free; on-site parking limited, free shuttle from Kenmore Park and Ride, 7346 N.E. Bothell Way, Kenmore (www.bastyr.edu/civicrm/event/info?reset+1&id+202).

Whidbey Island Backyard Wildlife Habitat Fair

SAT Speakers, displays, plant sales, kids’ activities, food vendors; Freeland Hall, demonstration talks on the half-hour, Freeland Park, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Freeland and other events around the island (wildlifefair.wordpress.com/).

Mother Earth News Fair

SAT-SUN Sustainable-living workshops and demos on gardening, clean energy, green building, livestock; seed swap; kids’ projects; vendors, 9 a.m.-7 p.m. Saturday, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Sunday, Puyallup Fair and Events Center, 110 Ninth Ave. S.W., Puyallup; $15, ages 16 and younger free (800-234-3368 or www.motherearthnews.com/fair/Puyallup.aspx).

June Faire

SAT-SUN Medieval armored combat, archery, dancing, bards, Arts & Sciences village, merchants, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Sunday, Port Gamble; $5, ages 11 and younger free (360-874-7608 or www.junefaire.com).

Anacortes Waterfront Festival

SAT-SUN Music, food, arts and crafts fair, paddling events, car show, children’s activities, swap meet, RC boat races, boat show, walking tour, boat rides, milk carton derby, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday, Cap Sante Marina, Port of Anacortes, Anacortes (www.anacortes.org/wff/).

Seattle Science Festival

STARTING SAT-JUNE 9 Community science and technology events through June, some require preregistration, see website for complete list and details (www.seattlesciencefestival.org);

Science Luminaries lecture series, Reinventing the Toilet for world health, 8 p.m. Friday, Seattle Repertory Theatre, 155 Mercer St., Seattle; $10-$125;

Seattle Science Expo, 150 family-friendly, hands-on experiments, exhibits, demonstrations, interactive activities, games and live theatrical and musical performances, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday, Seattle Center, free;

Robothon competition with amateur robotic enthusiasts from around the world, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, The Armory/Seattle Center House; free;

Site, Sculpture, Shoreline tours to learn about design, layout, history, ecology of the park, noon-1 p.m. and 1-2 p.m. Saturday, Olympic Sculpture Park, Broad Street and Elliott Avenue, Seattle, free;

Burke Museum Collections Tours, Spiders and Insects, 1, 2 and 3 p.m. Sunday; Mammals, 11 a.m. Monday; Paleontology: Ancient Mammals, 4 and 5:30 p.m. Monday; Herbarium, 11 a.m. Tuesday and Wednesday; Paleontology: Ancient Seas, 3 and 4:30 p.m. Tuesday; Archaeology, 2 and 5:30 p.m. Wednesday; Fisheries, 5:30 p.m. June 7, Burke Museum of Natural History and Culture, University of Washington, Seattle; $7.50-$10, free admission June 7 (206-543-5590 or www.burkemuseum.org);

Science That Soars, celebrating achievement in aerospace, astronomy and aviation; Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and June 7-8, Museum of Flight, 9404 E. Marginal Way S., Seattle; $9-$17; free admission 5-9 p.m. June 7 (206-764-5720 or seattlesciencefestival.org);

Better Science Through Chocolate tours and tastes, 11 a.m.-noon, 1-2 p.m. and 4-5 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Theo Chocolate, 3400 Phinney Ave. N., Seattle; $9, call to register (206-632-5100);

Architectural tours of EMP, 2 p.m. Monday, Tuesday and June 8, EMP Museum, Seattle Center; requires museum admission, $12-$20;

Ideas to Change the World, demonstrations and films on using science to fight poverty, improve health and increase opportunities around the world, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Visitor Center, 440 Fifth Ave. N., Seattle; free;

Walk and Talk: Pioneer Square Stories in Stone, history, geology and architecture walk through downtown Seattle for ages 8 and older, 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Seattle; $10, registration by 5 p.m. Friday required (www.burkemuseum.org);

Transit of Venus viewing with astronomers to safely observe the event, weather permitting, 3 p.m.-sunset Tuesday, at Pacific Science Center, Seattle; Solstice Park, 7400 Fauntleroy Way S.W., Seattle; several UW campus locations, Seattle; Pierce College, Lakewood and Ritchie Observatory at Battle Point Park, Bainbridge;

South Lake Union Science Trek tour and discussions at eight biotech and research organizations for K-12 students, adults, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. June 8, Seattle;

NOAA Open House, explore the work of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, tours, lectures and films, noon-8 p.m. noon June 8, Seattle;

Discover Salish Sail on research vessel, for ages 8 and older by reservation, space limited, noon June 8, Elliott Bay Marina, Seattle; free;

Science of Sailing Day, learn about the physics of sailing, 10 a.m.-6 p.m., boat rides, noon-6 p.m., weather permitting, June 9, Center for Wooden Boats, 1010 Valley St., Seattle; $8/person or $20/family, preregister (cwb.org).

The Next 50, Seattle Center

ONGOING Seattle Center celebrates 50th anniversary of the Seattle World’s Fair ((206-684-7200 or www.seattlecenter.com);• Playway inflatable rides and zip line, 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Saturday-Sunday; prices vary;

• Celebrating Century 21 history exhibit, open daily, free;

• GeoDome Eart Portal guided tour of the universe, open daily, $7-$9;

• The Living Word Project: red, black & Green, performances of spoken work, hip-hop dance, music and film about environmental racism, social ecology and collective responsibility, 7:30 p.m. Friday-Saturday, Intiman Theatre, 201 Mercer St., Seattle; $25-$250;

• Century 21 Lectures on the Seattle World’s Fair and its impact; From Bobo to the Bubbleator, Seattle Social and Cultural Context in ’62, 7 p.m. Tuesday, The Armory/Center House, Seattle; $5-$15 (www.century21mod.com).



SAT Fly-fishing 101 and 201 clinics most Saturdays and Sundays through June 24, Bellevue Orvis, 10223 N.E. 10th St., Bellevue; free (425-452-9138 or www.orvis.com/ff101).

Food events

Pancake breakfast

SAT Pancakes, eggs, ham or sausage, beverages, 8-11 a.m. Saturday, Northshore Senior Center, 10201 E. Riverside Drive, Bothell; $4-$5 (425-487-2441 or www.northshoreseniorcenter.org).

Swedish Pancake Breakfast

SUN Swedish pancakes, lingonberries, ham, beverages, live music, 8 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Sunday, Swedish Cultural Center, 1920 Dexter Ave. N., Seattle; $5-$9 (206-283-1090 or www.swedishculturalcenter.org).

Taste of Whidbey

SUN Food from Whidbey’s top chefs using local ingredients, wine and beer, 3 p.m. Sunday, Freeland Hall, Freeland; $25 includes 10 tastes (brownpapertickets.com).

Novelty Hill Januik Winery

Open House Anniversary Party

SUN Bratwurst, sliders, tasting of the newly released Spring Run Rosé for the 21 and older, music, games, noon Sunday, Novelty Hill-Januik Wineries, 14710 Woodinville-Redmond Road N.E., Woodinville; free (425-481-5502 or www.noveltyhilljanuik.com/events.html).

Eat Out in Columbia City

to benefit Country Doctor

WED Portion of proceeds donated to Country Doctor health care services, Wednesday at Columbia City Ale House, Columbia City Bakery, Full Tilt Ice Cream, Island Soul, La Teranga, Lottie’s Lounge, Rookie’s Sports Bar, Royal Room, St. Dames, Tutta Bella and Salon Adidez, Seattle (www.cdchc.org).

Northwest Wine Academy

JUNE 7-8 Spring release of 2011 Rose, Late harvest viognier and riesling, noon-6 p.m. June 7; tasting from wineries of the Northwest Wine Academy alumni, 4-6 p.m. June 8; South Seattle Community College, 6000 16th Ave. S.W., Seattle; parking available in north entry parking lot (www.southseattle.edu/programs/proftech/wine.htm).


Soos Creek Botanical Garden Plant Sale

FRI-SAT Local perennials, trees and shrubs at 22 acre gardens, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Friday-Saturday, Soos Creek Botanical Garden, 29308 132nd Ave. S.E., Auburn (253-639-0949 or www.sooscreekbotnaicalgarden.org).

Puget Sound Bonsai

Association Auction

SAT Bonsai auction, demo, noon-4 p.m. Saturday, Weyerhaeuser Courtyard, Rhododendron Species Botanical Garden, 2525 S. 336th St., Federal Way; free (206-280-9118 or Www.psba.us).

Nursery walks

SAT Guided tour of grounds and greenhouses to learn about seasonal and new plants, 1 p.m. Saturday, Christianson’s Nursery, 15806 Best Road, Mount Vernon; free, preregister (360-466-3821 or www.christiansonsnursery.com).

Introductory Tour, Kruckeberg Botanic Garden

SUN Garden history and plant highlights, 1 p.m. Sunday, Kruckeberg Botanic Garden, 20312 15th Ave. N.W., Shoreline; free, registration required (206-546-1281 or kruckeberg.org).

Garden tour, Graham and Orting

SUN Tour two private gardens in Graham and Chase Garden to benefit the Garden Conservancy and Friends of the Chase Garden, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday, The Chase Garden, 16015 264th St. E., Orting; $5 per garden, no reservations needed (888-842-2442 or www.opendaysprogram.org).

Container Salad

Gardening Class

TUE How to grow your own salad ingredients, 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Freeway Park, 700 Seneca St., Seattle; free (206-633-0451 or seattletilth.org/).


Issaquah Alps Trails Club

SAT-SUN Cedar Butte 5-mile history and geology hike, bring Discover Pass if you have one, 9:30 a.m. Saturday; dogs welcome on 6-10 mile walk with 800-2,000-foot elevation gain, 10 a.m. Sunday; Return to Newcastle coal mining history walk, 1.5 miles, 1:30 p.m. Sunday, Issaquah Alps Trail Club clubhouse, First and Bush streets, Issaquah (issaquahalps.org).


Science Carnival and Research Exposition

FRI-SAT Hundreds of presentations from Evergreen science students with hands on participation, designed for K-12 grade students or anyone with an interest in science, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Friday-Saturday, The Evergreen State College, 2700 Evergreen Parkway N.W., Olympia; free (360-867-5213 or www.evergreen.edu).

Gem, Jewelry and Mineral Show

SAT-SUN Everett Rock and Gem Club display of crystals, minerals, fossils, lapidary demonstrations, kids’ activities, gemstone identification, educational materials, vendors, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday, Everett Soccer Arena, 2201 California St., Everett; free (www.everettrockclub.com).

Sports Cards and Collectibles Show

SAT-SUN Washington State Sports Collectors Association show and sale; buy, sell and trade, sports related only, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Sunday, Meridian Park Elementary School, 17077 Meridian Ave. N., Shoreline; $2, ages 6 and younger free (www.wssca.net).

Steampunk Hootenany

PLAN AHEAD Brass Screw Confederacy events for fans of Victorian science fiction/fantasy, Bazaar of the Bizarre, entertainment, Zombie Apocalypse, June 8-10 in Port Townsend; $35/full pass, events $10-$25, some events free (brass-screw.org).

Movie Bargains

“The Artist”

New at the Crest Cinema. Also there: “Mirror Mirror,” “Monsieur Lazhar,” “Salmon Fishing in the Yemen” and “The Lorax” ($3).

“Mirror Mirror” and “Safe”

New at the Admiral Theater in West Seattle. Also there: “The Artist” and “21 Jump Street” ($5.75).

“The Manzanar Fishing Club”

New at the Varsity Theatre. Also there: “Headhunters” and “The Avengers.” All seats on Tuesday are $7.

“Snow White and the Huntsman”

New at the Big Picture Seattle. The 3:15 p.m. shows on Saturday and Sunday are $8.

“National Lampoon’s Vacation” and “I Know What You Did Last Summer”

New at the Central Cinema in Seattle. All shows $6-$8.

“This Means War”

New at the Tin Theater in Burien this week. All shows $7-$8.

“The Artist” and “The Three Stooges”

New at the Gateway in Federal Way. Also there: “The Lorax 3D,” “21 Jump Street,” “Mirror Mirror,” “American Reunion,” “John Carter 3D,” “Wrath of the Titans 3D” and “Journey 2: The Mysterious Island 3D” ($2, all seats on Tuesdays $1).

Museum events

LeMay-America’s Car Museum Grand Opening

SAT Automotive history display of 500 cars, trucks and motorcycles, gathering spaces and resources for automotive enthusiasts and collectors; opening day outdoor car show, 9 a.m. Saturday; official grand Opening Ceremony, 10. a. m. Saturday, museum open to the public 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday; then 10 a.m.-5 p.m. daily, LeMay-America’s Car Museum, 2702 East D St., Tacoma; $8-$14 (253-779-8490 or www.lemaymuseum.org).

Sid the Science Kid

FRI-MON TV’s Sid the Science Kid makes appearances at The Children’s Museum, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday; family science projects and time for photos with Sid available Friday, Saturday, Sunday by reservations, prices vary, The Children’s Museum, Seattle Center House, Seattle; admission $6-$7.50 (206-441-1768 or thechildrensmuseum.org).

KiDiMu’s Birthday Bash

SAT Celebration day of family fun including Roberto the Magnificent, The Not-Its! and more, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Kids Discovery Museum, 301 Ravine Lane, Bainbridge Island; free (206-855-4650 or www.kidimu.org).

Medieval Village Living History Days

SAT-SUN Demonstrations of medieval blacksmithing, open hearth cooking, longbow archery, candlemaking, shoemaking, noon-5 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays; lunch available, dinner by reservation; Camlann Medieval Village, 10320 Kelly Road N.E., Carnation; $5 (425-788-8624 or www.camlann.org).

Fort Nisqually’s Crafts of the Past

SAT-SUN Textile arts demonstrations and hands-on activities, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, Fort Nisqually Living History Museum, 5400 N. Pearl St., Tacoma; $4-$6.50 (253-591-5339 or www.fortnisqually.org).

MOHAI Farewell Montlake

JUNE 6-7 Last event before location closes, tours, family activities, music, food vendors, cash bar, 5-8 p.m. Wednesday, last day June 7, Museum of History & Industry, 2700 24th Ave. E., Seattle; free (206-324-1126 or www.seattlehistory.org).

First Thursday

JUNE 7 Free admission,

• Tours, music, 10 a.m.-9 p.m. June 7, Seattle Art Museum, 100 University St., Seattle (206-654-3100 or www.seattleartmuseum.org).

• 10 a.m.-9 p.m. June 7, Seattle Asian Art Museum, Volunteer Park, 1400 E. Prospect St., Seattle (206-654-3100 or www.seattleartmuseum.org);

• 10 a.m.-8 p.m. June 7, Wing Luke Museum of the Asian Pacific American Experience, 719 S. King St., Seattle; free (206-623-5124 or wingluke.org);

• 11 a.m.-7 p.m. June 7, Northwest African American Museum, 2300 S. Massachusetts St., Seattle (206-267-1823 or www.naamnw.org);

• 10 a.m.-8 p.m. June 7, Burke Museum of Natural History and Culture, University of Washington, Seattle (206-543-5590);

• 5-9 p.m. June 7; Museum of Flight, 9404 E. Marginal Way S., Seattle; regular admission $7.50-$14 (206-764-5720 or www.museumofflight.org).

Icons of Science Fiction Opening Party

PLAN AHEAD Celebrating new Icons of Science Fiction exhibit with Star Trek and Doctor Who themed trivia, talks, photo ops, for ages 21 and older only, 8 p.m. June 8, EMP Museum, Seattle; $10-$20 (www.empmuseum.org).

Tutankhamun: The Golden King and the Great Pharaohs

ONGOING Display of more that 100 objects from King Tut’s tomb and treasures from 2,000 years of ancient Egyptian history, through Jan. 6, 2013, 10 a.m. daily, Pacific Science Center, 200 Second Ave. N., Seattle; $15.50-$32.50, timed ticket entry, reservations strongly recommended (800-664-8775 or www.pacificsciencecenter.org).

Chihuly Garden and Glass

ONGOING Indoor and outdoor glass art installations, garden, cafe, 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Mondays-Thursdays, 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Fridays-Sundays, Seattle Center, Seattle; $12-$19 (www.chihulygardenandglass.com).

Paddle sports

Experience dragonboating

SAT Introduction to paddling on a dragonboat, no experience needed for ages 18 and older or 12 and older with parent, 6 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays, 9 a.m. Saturdays, 3 p.m. Sundays, next to Kenmore Air, 950 Westlake Ave. N., Seattle; free, no reservations needed (206-523-4518 or www.seattleflyingdragons.org).

Dragon Boat Paddling Clinic

SAT Kent Dragon Boat Association clinics to introduce basic technique, no experience necessary, all equipment provided, 10 a.m. Saturday, Lake Meridian Park, 14800 S.E. 272nd St., Kent; free, preregister (www.kentdragonboat.com).

Park events

Birding Basics: 101

SAT Walk through the park learning how to spot and identify birds, recommended ages 10 and older, 8 a.m. Saturday, Seward Park Audubon Center, 5902 Lake Washington Boulevard S., Seattle; $3-$5 (206-652-2444 or www.brownpapertickets.com/event/214529).

Clark’s Prairie, Seward Park

SAT Friends of Seward Park history walk, 10 a.m. Saturday, Seward Park, 5902 Lake Washington Blvd. S., Seattle; free (www.sewardpark.org).

Nature’s Wonders Guided Nature Walk

SAT Walk to the eagles nest, through old growth forest for ages 5 and older, 1 p.m. Saturday, Seward Park Audubon Center, 5902 Lake Washington Boulevard S., Seattle; free (206-652-2444 or www.brownpapertickets.com/event/214791).

Tai Chi on Alki

SAT Outdoor Tai chi class, flowing movements combined with deep breathing, 9 a.m. Saturdays through Oct., Alki Beach Statue of Liberty Plaza, 1702 Alki Ave S.W., Seattle; free (206-229-4774 or seattlewushucenter.com).

Lacey Rotary Duck Dash

SAT Kids’ events, food vendors, music, 11 a.m. Saturday, free, duck dash drop for prizes, 4 p.m., $5 per duck, Tumwater Falls Park, 110 Deschutes Way S.W., Tumwater (www.laceyrotary.org).

Seattle Aquarium Beach Naturalists, Redondo Beach

SAT-SUN Explore sea life at low tide, drop in anytime 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Saturday; 9:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Sunday, Redondo Beach, 28203 Redondo Beach Drive S., Des Moines; free (www.seattleaquarium.org).

Trek Trails Weekend at Northwest Trek

SAT-SUN Nature-based scavenger hunt along the nature trails, 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, Northwest Trek Wildlife Park, 11610 Trek Drive E., Eatonville; $8-$18 (www.nwtrek.org/).

Seattle Aquarium

Beach Naturalists

SAT-WED Explore sea life at low tide, drop in anytime 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Saturday; 9:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Sunday; 10 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Monday, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Tuesday; 11 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Wednesday, Carkeek Park, Golden Gardens, South Alki, Lincoln Park, Seattle; Richmond Beach, Shoreline; Seahurst Park, Burien and Des Moines beach; free (www.seattleaquarium.org).

Exploring the Beach at Low Tide

SUN See sea life at low tide, for ages 6 and older, wear shoes that can get wet, 9 a.m. Sunday, Discovery Park, 3801 W. Government Way, Seattle; free (206-386-4236 or www.seattle.gov/parks).

Family Low-Tide Beach Walk

SUN Explore sea life at low tide, 9 a.m. Sunday, Carkeek Park, meet at bulletin board next to the overpass to the beach, 950 N.W. Carkeek Park Road, Seattle; free (206-386-4236 or www.seattle.gov/parks/).


SUN Junior League of Seattle hosts construction trucks, utility vehicles, emergency responders, with professionals who explain the work they do; food vendors, games, craft vendors, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Sunday, Magnuson Park, 7400 Sand Point Way N.E., Seattle; free, donations suggested (www.jrleagueseattle.org/).

Seattle Aquarium Beach Naturalists,

Olympic Sculpture Park

SUN Explore sea life at low tide, drop in anytime 9:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Sunday, Olympic Sculpture Park, Broad Street and Elliott Avenue, Seattle; free (www.seattleaquarium.org).

Juanita Bay tour

SUN Guided tours of wildlife habitat, 1 p.m. Sunday, Juanita Bay Park, 2201 Market St., Kirkland; free, no registration necessary (425-576-8805 or www.kirklandwa.gov/depart/parks).

Input on Washington State Parks

WED One of series of meetings asking for input on the future of state parks, 7 p.m. Wednesday, King County Department of Development and Environmental Services, 900 Oakdale Ave. S.W., Renton; free (www.parks.wa.gov/Beyond2013/).

Free days at State Parks

PLAN AHEAD Visit Washington State Parks for free, no Discover Pass required, National Get Outdoors Day, June 9 (www.discoverpass.wa.gov).

National Parks free entrance days

PLAN AHEAD Free entrance to America’s National Parks, Get Outdoors Day, June 9 (www.nps.gov/findapark/feefreeparks.htm).


Third Place Commons

FRI-SAT Convergence Zone bluegrass, 7:30 p.m. Friday; Little Bill and the Bluenotes, 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Third Place Commons, 17171 Bothell Way N.E., Lake Forest Park; free (www.thirdplacecommons.org).

Honk! Fest West

FRI-SUN Renegade Marching Bands & Community Street Bands perform in Georgetown, 12th Avenue South and South Vale Street, Seattle 6-10 p.m. Friday, then at The Mix until midnight; Gas Works Park, noon-6 p.m. Saturday; 7 p.m. Sunday, ages 21 and older only at this venue only, Columbia City Theater, Columbia City Theater, 4916 Rainier Ave. S., Seattle; free (www.honkfestwest.com).

Music in the Sculpture Garden

SAT Acoustic music for all ages, 2 p.m. Saturday, History House of Greater Seattle, 790 N. 34th St., Seattle; free, donations appreciated (206-675-8875 or www.historyhouse.org).

Northside Youth Program Drill Team Competition

SAT Drill teams and drum squads compete, 1 p.m. Saturday, Shoreline Community College, 16101 Greenwood Ave. N., Shoreline; $10 (on.fb.me/june2nd2012).

Summer concerts at the Locks

SAT-SUN Boeing Employees Concert Band, 2 p.m. Saturday; Cascadia Jazz Band, 2 p.m. Sunday, Hiram M. Chittenden Locks, 3015 N.W. 54th St., Seattle; free (206-783-7059).

Kitsap Forest Theater

SAT-SUN Outdoor staging of the musical “Fiddler On The Roof,” 2 p.m. Saturday-Sunday and June 9-10, 16-17, Kitsap Forest Theater, 3000 Seabeck Highway, Bremerton; $10-$18 (206-542-7815 or foresttheater.com).

Jazz Vespers

SUN All-ages, informal concert with Willstone Conspiracy Jazz Trio, 6 p.m. Sunday, Seattle First Baptist Church, 1111 Harvard Ave., Seattle; free, donations for musicians collected (www.seattlejazzvespers.org).

Neighborhood Parade & Ice Cream Social

TUE Follow along as the Rainbow City Marching Band parades through the streets of Wedgwood, followed by sundaes, 7 p.m. Tuesday, Wedgwood Community Church, 8201 30th Ave. N.E., Seattle; free (206-522-5778 or rainbowcityband.com/marching.php).


Masters Track and Field Meet

SAT Track and field meet for ages 30 and older, 100, 200 and 400 meter events, relay, pole vault, long jump, shot put, 8:30 a.m. Saturday, West Seattle Stadium, 4432 35th Ave. S.W., Seattle; $5 per event (206-684-7092 or parkways.seattle.gov/).

Leaping for Literacy 5K Family Fun Run/Walk

SAT Speech & Deafness Center 5K family fun run/walk, 1K tadpole race for kids, 8:15 a.m. Saturday, Bellevue College, 3000 Landerholm Circle S.E., Bellevue; $10-$35 (206-323-5770 or www.hsdc.org/).

Bothell High School DECA Dash

SAT 5K Dash to raise money for Seattle Children’s Hospital, 9 a.m. Saturday, Bothell High School, 18125 92nd Ave. N.E., Bothell; $25 (raceit.com/).

Issaquah Triathlon

PLAN AHEAD Triathlon quarter-mile swim, 15-mile cycle, three-mile run, Duathlon cycle and run, 10K, 5K and Kids’ Triathlon, 7 a.m. Saturday, Lake Sammamish State Park, Issaquah; $20-$85 (425-392-3866 or www.issaquahtri.com).

Fremont 5K & Briefcase Relay

PLAN AHEAD Five-person Briefcase Relay, 5K run/walk, 6 p.m. June 8, Seattle; $20-$40 (www.fremont5k.com).


Phinney Farmer’s Market

FRI Opening day of the season, fresh produce, eggs, meat, 3-7 p.m. Fridays, Phinney Neighborhood Center, 6532 Phinney Ave. N., Seattle (206-783-2244 or phinneycenter.org/programs/market).

Opening Day of Bothell

Farmers Market

FRI Opening day pony rides and planting activity for kids, weekly market with fresh flowers, produce, breads, crafts by local artists, noon Fridays, Country Village, 23732 Bothell-Everett Highway, Bothell (425-483-2250 or www.countryvillagebothell.com/content/bothell-farmers-market).

Seward Park Clay Studio Spring Sale

FRI-SUN New work from contemporary ceramic artists, proceeds benefit nonprofit arts programing; opening reception, 6:30-9:30 p.m. Friday, $10 donation; sale 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Sunday, Seward Park Clay Studio, 5900 Lake Washington Blvd. S., Seattle (206-722-6342 or www.sewardparkart.org).

Brownsville Yacht Club’s Rummage Sale

SAT Rummage sale to benefit family boating and water safety programs, 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, Brownsville Yacht Club, 9790 Ogle Road N.E., Bremerton; free (www.brownsvilleyachtclub.org/).

Special interest

See N’ Sip

FRI Glass making demonstration, wine tasting, wine sale, music, food, 7 p.m. Friday, Schack Art Center, 2921 Hoyt Ave., Everett; $50 (425-259-5050 or www.schack.org).

Kidney Health Fest for

African American families

SAT Free health screenings, private consultations with volunteer doctors, healthy food from local celebrity chefs, educational program, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, Van Asselt Elementary School, 8311 Beacon Ave. S., Seattle; free (206-292-2771 or www.nwkidney.org/).


Special Olympics

Summer Games

FRI-SUN More than 2,000 Special Olympics athletes compete in swimming, track and field, weight lifting, soccer and cycling, Friday-Sunday, Joint Base Lewis McChord, Tacoma; free (206-362-4949 or www.specialolympicswashington.org).

Seattle Gaelic Games

SAT Teams from around the U.S. and Canada battle in the traditional Irish sports of Hurling, Camogie and Gaelic Football, 9:30 a.m. Saturday, Green Lake Park in the fields behind the community center, 7201 E. Green Lake Drive N., Seattle; free (www.seattlegaels.com).


Seattle Architecture Foundation

FRI Walking tours from Seattle Architecture Foundation, 1333 Fifth Ave, Rainier Square Atrium, Seattle; $15-$25 (800-838-3006 or www.seattlearchitecture.org).

• Architectures’ Greatest Hits, 10 a.m. Friday;

• Architectures’ 101: Window on Seattle’s Style, 10 a.m. Saturday;

• Design Details, 10 a.m. June 7;

• Art + Architecture, 10 a.m. June 8.

Metro Employees Historic Vehicle Association (MEHVA)

SAT Trackless Trolley 4-hour tour of city’s trolley bus system on restored trackless trolley buses with stops for photos and lunch, 11 a.m. Saturday, from Second Avenue South and South Main Street, Seattle; $5 (206-684-1816 or www.mehva.org).

Travel events

Europe Through the Back Door

SAT Great Britain, 10 a.m. Saturday, Edmonds Theater, 415 Main St., Edmonds; free, reservations required (425-771-8303, ext. 298 or www.ricksteves.com).


MON Adventure On Travel tips to create your Italian adventure, 7 p.m. Monday, Kirkland Library, 308 Kirkland Ave., Kirkland; free (425-822-2459 or www.kcls.org).

Travel program

TUE Bring 5-10 travel slides or digital images for “Slides & Tell,” 7 p.m. Tuesday, Wide World Books & Maps, 4411 Wallingford Ave. N., Seattle; free (206-634-3453 or wideworldtravelstore.com).


Belltown Green and Clean

SAT City of Seattle, Belltown Business Association, Belltown Chamber of Commerce clean up downtown Seattle project, coffee and instructions 9:30 a.m., work 10 a.m.-2 p. m. Saturday, Mars Hill Church, 2333 Western Ave., Seattle (206-816-3500 or mhcseattlewa.wufoo.com/forms/downtown-seattle-green-and-clean-2012/).

Monte Cristo steward training

SAT Training for volunteers to give tours and help maintain the former mining town for a minimum of three days over the summer, 8:30 a.m. Saturday, Verlot Public Service Center, 33515 Mountain Loop Highway, Granite Falls; preregister (360-436-2333).

Weed Watchers

SUN Training to identify and help control invasive species on trails; 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Sunday, Snoqualmie Ranger Station Conference Hall, 902 S.E. North Bend Way, North Bend; preregister (206-521-6012).


Healthy Parents Happy Baby

SAT Short seminars for new and expectant parents, 11 a.m. Saturday, Swedish Medical Center Cherry Hill Campus, 500 17th Ave., Seattle; free, preregister (www.parentmap.com).