A detailed, categorized calendar of events all over Seattle and Western Washington, May 29-June 4, 2015.

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Animal events

Seattle Pug Gala

SAT Pug costume contest, talent contest, pug races, parade of rescue pugs, fashion show, vendors, raffle/silent auction, 11 a.m. Saturday, Evergreen State Fairgrounds, 14405 179th Ave. S.E., Monroe; $5-$10 (seattlepugs.com).

Desperate Housecats Cat Adoption Event

SUN Meet adoptable cats and kittens from several cat rescue agencies, adoption fees $75-$150, 1-4 p.m. Sunday, MudBay, 522 Queen Anne Ave. N., Seattle (206-486-4738 or pawsitivealliance.org/desperate-housecats-2015.html).

Seal Sitters’ Flipper Fest

SUN Seal Sitters educational outreach, 15 organizations with interactive exhibits on marine life and effects of debris and pollution in our waters, with kids’ activities, raffles, 1-5 p.m. Sunday, Alki Bathhouse Studio, 1702 Alki Ave S.W., Seattle; free (sealsitters.org/news/flipper_fest.html).


Rain N Men Fundraiser for Fremont Solstice Parade

FRI Auction of single men for men and women with Date Packages, all you can eat sushi, to raise money for Fremont Art Council’s Solstice Parade, 7 p.m. Friday, Fred Wildlife Refuge, 127 E. Boylston, Seattle; $38 (206-669-5775 or rainnmen4thannual.bpt.me).

Healing Center May Walk

SAT Walk, activities, food to raise funds to support grief services for adults, children and families, 10 a.m. Saturday, Genesee Park and Playfield, 4316 S. Genesee St., Seattle; fundraising/donations requested (206-523-1206 or healingcenterseattle.org).

UW Seattle Strides in Solidarity

SAT Walk-a-thon to support Partners in Health, 10 a.m. Saturday, Woodland Park Track, 1000 N. 50th St., Seattle; $5-$15 (retellity.com/event/event-1529394-Strides-for-Solidarity-Seattle-05302015),

Northwest Sinfonietta

SAT Tempo Fusion orchestra performance, cocktails, dinner, auction to benefit the orchestra, 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Museum of Glass, Tacoma; $150 (northwestsinfonietta.org).

Carry5 Walk for Water

SUN Carry water for 5 kilometers in solidarity with the 1 billion people around the world who carry water every day, with music, kids’ activities, Seattle Reign FC players, 1 p.m. Sunday, Seattle Center International Fountain, Seattle; $10-$20 (206-297-3024 or water1st.org).

Washington Wild Brewshed Beer Fest

JUNE 4 Beer by 20 breweries, 5 tasting tickets, sampling glass, proceeds benefit Washington Wild conservation nonprofit for Washington State, 5:30 p.m. June 4, Hale’s Palladium, 4301 Leary Way N.W., Seattle; $35 (206-633-1992 or brewshed.org/upcoming-event/washington-wild-brewshed-beer-fest).

National Doughnut Day — Top Pot

PLAN AHEAD Celebrating National Doughnut Day, collecting donations of nonperishable food and money, 7-10 a.m. June 5 at all Top Pot locations (northwestharvest.org/national-doughnut-day).

Race for the Cure

PLAN AHEAD Raising funds for the fight against breast cancer in the Puget Sound region, Women-only 5K run, Coed 5K run/walk, one-mile walk, Kids’ race, Survivors’ parade, entertainment, 7 a.m.-noon June 7, Seattle Center, Seattle; $15-$55, fundraising encouraged (866-633-6586 or komenpugetsound.org).


Spokes for Folks: Walk/Run/Ride & Community Celebration

SAT 40-mile bike ride, 8-mile route for bicyclists, runners and walkers, half-mile Fun Loop, finish line celebration with music, entertainers, beer garden, lunch, 8 a.m. Saturday, Tukwila Community Center, 12424 42nd Ave. S., Tukwila; $30, free for SHAG Residents and ages 12 and younger; $15/lunch, celebration only (206-453-1076 or shag.org/s4f).

Flying Wheels Summer Century

SAT Cascade Bicycle Club hilly 46, 67, 100 mile routes or 23 mile ride around Lake Sammamish, finish line festival, start times 6-9 a.m. Saturday, Marymoor Park, 6046 W. Lake Sammamish Parkway N.E., Redmond; $15-$60 (cascade.org/node/6815).

Bicycle Sunday

SUN Scenic boulevard for cyclists and walkers closed to vehicle traffic, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Sunday, Lake Washington Boulevard from Mount Baker Beach to Seward Park, Seattle (seattle.gov/parks/bicyclesunday).

Evergreen Mountain Bike Festival

PLAN AHEAD All-ages mountain bike vendors, demos, trail riding, skills clinics, guided rides, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. June 6, Duthie Hill Mountain Bike Park, Issaquah; free admission, $20 for bike demos/clinics/rides, ages 14 and younger free (evergreenmtbfestival.com).


Emerald City Contra Dance

FRI Beginner’s workshop, 7 p.m., dance for all ages to live music, don’t wear perfume or other scented products, 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).

Skandia Dance

SAT Scandinavian folk dancing, Seattle Lilla Spelmanslag CD release party, bring a dessert or snack to share, 7-10 p.m. Saturday, LDS Meeting House, Shoreline, 14901 30th Ave. N.E., Shoreline; suggested donation $10, kids free (425-954-5262 or skandia-folkdance.org).

Sno-King International Folk Dance Club

SAT Folk dancing, dance lessons, 7 p.m. Saturday, Cedar Valley Grange, 20526 52nd Ave. W., Lynnwood; $7 (206-524-7360 or sno-king.org).


Bite of Greece Seattle

FRI-SUN Authentic Greek food and music, wine tasting, pastries, 4-10 p.m. Friday, 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Saturday, noon-6 p.m. Sunday, Church of the Assumption, 1804 13th Ave., Seattle (206-323-8557 or biteofgreeceseattle.com).

Edmonds Waterfront Festival

FRI-SUN Family festival with nautical theme, entertainment, kids’ activities and rides, food vendors, beer/wine garden with dancing, classic yacht show on the water and on land, free trout fishing for kids at Willow Creek Fish hatchery, shuttle bus throughout Edmonds, 3-10 p.m. Friday, 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Saturday, 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Sunday, Port of Edmonds Marina, 336 Admiral Way, Edmonds; $3, ages 12 and younger free (425-771-1744 or edmondswaterfrontfestival.com).

Spirit of indigenous People

SAT SpiritWalk, 8:30 a.m., Mural Amphitheater to Myrtle Edwards Park and back; traditional and contemporary Native American music and dance, storytellers, pow wow, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, Seattle Center, Seattle (206-684-7200 or seattlecenter.com).

Freeway Park Fountain Festival

SAT Free treats, music, and activities for all ages, noon-2 Saturday, Freeway Park, 700 Seneca St., Seattle (freewayparkassociation.org/events).

Kent International Festival

SAT Cultural displays, food vendors, entertainment in celebration of world cultures, Generations Walking Together, 9:30 a.m., international entertainment on three stages, vendors, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; International Taste of Kent, 11 a.m.-3 p.m.; World Dance Party, 5-6:30 p.m.; finale concert, 7-10 p.m. Saturday, ShoWare Center, 625 West James St., Kent; free (KentInternationalFestival.com).

Sons of Norway Nordic Fest

SAT Vendors including clothing, rosemaling, bake sale, lefse, craft displays, food demonstrations, lunch, children’s corner, genealogy info, sponsored by Vesterdalen Lodge, Sons of Norway, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, Messiah Lutheran Church, 805 Fourth St. N.E., Auburn; free (vesterdalen.org).

Darrington Day

SAT Art show, music in the park, vendors, local wilderness and trails information, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, several locations, Darrington (darringtonwatourism.com/festivals-events/darrington-day).


SUN Junior League of Seattle hosts construction trucks, emergency vehicles, vintage trucks for kids and all ages to learn about and explore, kids’ activities, food trucks, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Sunday, Magnuson Park, 7400 Sand Point Way N.E., Seattle; free, donations accepted (jrleagueseattle.org).

Pagdiriwang Philippine Festlval

PLAN AHEAD Traditions and culture of the Philippines with costume showcase, historical display, music performances, children’s activities, craft exhibits, martial arts, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. June 6-7, Seattle Center, Seattle (206-684-7200 or seattlecenter.com).

Duvall Days Festival

PLAN AHEAD Vendors, food court, entertainment, Kids’ Zone, parade, Big Rock Classic Car & Cycle Show, beer garden, 9 a.m.-dusk June 6; Run Duvall 5K, 10K, half marathon, 8 a.m., $15-$60; Duvall Firefighters pancake breakfast, 7 a.m.-1 p.m. June 7, Duvall (duvalldays.org).

Food events

Ladies’ Night Out @ Columbia Winery

FRI Wine, shopping, dancing, 7 p.m. Friday, Columbia Winery, 14030 N.E. 145th St., Woodinville; $25 (425-482-7371 or columbiawinery.com/ladies-night-columbia-winery).

Aloha Brewfest

SAT Hawaiian fundraiser beer festival with special guest Willie K., 18 local breweries, Hawaiian lunch and entertainment, noon Saturday, Cascadia College, 18325 Campus Way N.E., Bothell; $20-$50 (alohabrewfest.org).

Cider Festival

PLAN AHEAD Taste 30 ciders on tap and vote for favorites, food truck, 1-10 p.m. June 6, The Woods Seattle Cider Company Tasting Room, 4700 Ohio Ave. S., Seattle; $20/advance, $25/at the door if space available (pnwca.com/festival).


Rhododendron Species Botanical Garden

ONGOING Peak bloom season, 120 species of rhododendrons, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesdays-Sundays, 2525 S. 336th St., Federal Way; $5-$8, ages 12 and younger and active/retired military with ID free (253-838-4646 or rhodygarden.org/cms/).


Brass Screw Confederacy Steampunk Festival

FRI-SUN Steampunk artists and entertainers at a variety of events, Friday-Sunday, Port Townsend (360-301-5884 or brass-screw.org).

Ikebana Exhibition

SAT-SUN Japanese flower arrangement exhibits created by Ikenobo Ikebana Society, Lake Washington Chapter, 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Saturday, 1-4:30 p.m. Sunday, Kirkland Library, 308 Kirkland Ave., Kirkland; free (425-803-3268 or ikenobolakewashingtonchapter.com).

Sports Collectors Convention

SAT-SUN 40 dealer tables of modern and vintage sports cards and collectible, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, 9 a.m.-=3 p.m. Sunday, Meridian Park Elementary School, 17077 Meridian Ave. N., Shoreline; $3, ages 12 and younger free (wsscaseattle.com).

Lucky Collector Car Auction — Spring Classic

SAT-SUN Auction of 100 collector cars, sports cars, classics, gates open 9 a.m., auction starts 10:30 a.m. Saturday-Sunday, LeMay Marymount Event Center, 325 152nd St. E., Tacoma; free (206.467.6531 or lemaymarymount.org).

Seattle lBot Battles

SUN Robot battling events, noon Sunday, Seattle Center Armory, Seattle; free (westernalliedrobotics.com).

Museum events

Global Citizen Day

SAT Explore how women and girls are driving solutions to global issues with appearances by Sesame Street’s Raya and photo opportunities with Grover, activities for all ages, inspirational speakers and ideas to drive positive change, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Visitor Center, 440 Fifth Ave. N., Seattle; free, more information with preregistration, not required (206-709-3100 or gates.ly/GlobalCitizenSEA).

Maker Day: Museum Mash-Up

SAT Tinker, experiment and create alongside with innovative makers with Museum of Flight’s Museum Apprentice Program, EMP Museum’s Youth Advisory Board, Pacific Science Center Seattle’s Discovery Corps, Bellevue Arts Museum’s Teen Arts Council, Wing Luke Museum’s YouthCAN, 11 a.m. Saturday, Museum of History & Industry, 860 Terry Ave. N., Seattle; $14-$17, ages 14 and younger free (206-324-1126 or facebook.com/events/1428959960734052).

Camlann Medieval Village Days

SAT-SUN Living history experience, village activities and interactions with villagers discussing their work and life in the 14th century, archery, blacksmithing, weaving, candle making, cooking, noon-5 p.m. Saturdays-Sundays, Camlann Medieval Village, 10320 Kelly Road N.E., Carnation; $5 (425-788-8624 or camlann.org).

Issaquah Valley Trolley

SAT-SUN Vintage trolley rides with stories of Issaquah history, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturdays-Sundays through Sept., weather permitting, Issaquah Depot Museum, 78 First Ave. N.E., Issaquah; $5 includes admission to Issaquah History Museums; ages 5 and younger free (issaquahhistory.org/issaquah-valley-trolley).

Duwamish Native Foods Now and Then

SUN Program on cultural and food traditions of Duwamish Tribe with speaker Ken Workman, fourth-generation descendant of Chief Seattle, 1 p.m.; shared meal, 3 p.m., doors open at noon, Duwamish Longhouse and Cultural Center, 4705 W. Marginal Way S.W., Seattle; free, preregister (206-431-1582 or duwamishtribe.org)

Nordic Heritage Museum — Nordic Nights

JUNE 4 First Thursday music, food, tours, programs, 4-8 p.m. June 4, 3014 N.W. 67th St., Seattle; free (206-789-5707 or nordicmuseum.org/default.aspx).

First Thursday, Asian Art Museum

JUNE 4 Free museum admission, 10 a.m.-9 p.m. June 4, 1400 E. Prospect St., Seattle (206-654-3100 or seattlartmuseum.org).

First Thursday, MOHAI

JUNE 4 Free admission, surcharge for special exhibitions 10 a.m.-8 p.m. June 4, 860 Terry Ave N., Seattle (206-324-1126 or mohai.org).

First Thursday, Museum of Flight

JUNE 4 Free admission, 5-9 p.m. June 4, 9404 E. Marginal Way S., Seattle (206-764-5700 or museumofflight.org).

First Thursday, Living Computer Museum

JUNE 4 Milestones in the history of computers, interactive with old computers; free admission 5-8 p.m. June 4, 2245 First Ave. S., Seattle (livingcomputermuseum.org).

First Thursday, NAAM

JUNE 4 Free admission, 11 a.m.-7 p.m. June 4, Northwest African American Museum, 2300 S. Massachusetts St., Seattle (206-518-6000 or naam.org).

First Thursday, SAM

JUNE 4 Free admission, reduced surcharge on special exhibitions, tours, music, 10 a.m.-9 p.m. June 4, Seattle Art Museum, 1300 First Ave., Seattle (206-654-3100 or seattleartmuseum.org).

First Thursday, the Burke

JUNE 4 Free admission, 10 a.m.-8 p.m. June 4, Burke Museum of Natural History and Culture, University of Washington, Seattle (206-543-5590 or burkemuseum.org).

White River Valley Museum free day

JUNE 4 Exhibits on history, Northwest Native culture, Japanese immigration, Northern Pacific Railway; free admission noon-8 p.m. June 4, 918 H St. S.E., Auburn (253-288-7433 or wrvmuseum.org).

Kids Discovery Museum 10th Birthday Bash

PLAN AHEAD Activities and entertainment including Recess Monkey, The Reptile Man, magic show, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. June 6, Kids Discovery Museum, 301 Ravine Lane N.E., Bainbridge Island; free (206-855-4650 or kidimu.org).

Paddle sports

Dragon Boat Paddling

ONGOING Introduction to sport of dragon boating. no experience of reservations needed, all equipment provided, ages 18 and older or 12 and older with parent; 8 a.m. Saturdays; 3 p.m. Sundays, 6 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays, Kenmore Air, 950 Westlake Ave. N., Seattle; free (206-715-7066 or seattleflyingdragons.org).

Dragon Boat Paddling — Kenmore

ONGOING One hour of dragon boating, beginners welcome, noon Sundays, 6 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays, Kenmore Waterfront Activities Center, 7353 N.E. 175th St., Kenmore; free (425-954-3129 or seattleflyingdragons.org).

Park events

Lake Hills Greenbelt Ranger Walk

SAT Weekly, all-ages tour of the greenbelt to learn about its history, community gardens and wildlife, 2 p.m. Saturday, Lake Hills Greenbelt, 15416 S.E. 16th St., Bellevue; free, no registration (425-452-7225).

Mercer Slough Nature Walk

SAT Weekly, all-ages guided tour to learn about park flora, fauna and history, 2 p.m. Saturday, Mercer Slough Nature Park, 2102 Bellevue Way S.E., Bellevue; free, no registration (425-452-2565).

Wild Waves Theme Park

SAT-SUN Rides water park, 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, 36201 Enchanted Parkway S., Federal Way; $14.99-$19.99 (253-661-8000 or wildwaves.com).

Remlinger Farm Family Fun Park

SAT-SUN Family Fun Park farm animals, hay jump, kiddie rides, entertainment, pony rides, 10:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Saturdays-Sundays, $11.68-$13.85; farm market, 9:30 a.m.-6 p.m. daily, Remlinger Farms, 32610 N.E. 32nd St., Carnation (425-333-4135 or remlingerfarms.com).

Arboretum walk

SUN Flower Power walk to see flowering trees and plants at their blooming peak, 1 p.m. Sunday, Graham Visitor Center, 2300 Arboretum Dr. East, Seattle; free (206-543-8800 or uwbotanicgardens.org).

Seattle Japanese Garden Children’s Day

SUN Traditional Japanese holiday, activities, demonstrations, performances for families and kids including taiko drumming, aikido demonstration, puppets, story time, free admission for ages 12 and younger, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Sunday, Seattle Japanese Garden, 1075 Lake Washington Blvd. E., Seattle; $4-$6 (seattlejapenesegarden.org).

Beach Naturalist Program

TUE-JUNE 4 Explore the beach at low tide with Seattle Aquarium naturalists, drop in, 9:45 a.m.-1 p.m. Tuesday, 9:45 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Wednesday, 10:30 a.m.-2 p.m. June 4 (not at Seahurst or Saltwater State Park on this date); Carkeek Park, Golden Gardens, South Alki, Lincoln Park, Seattle; Richmond Beach, Shoreline; Seahurst, Burien; Saltwater State Park, Des Moines; free (seattleaquarium.org).

State Parks Free Days

PLAN AHEAD Free admission, no Discover Pass required, at all Washington State Parks, National Trails Day, June 6; National Get Outdoors Day, June 13 (parks.wa.gov).


Music at Third Place Commons

FRI-SAT Brian Lee & the Orbiters blues, 7:30 p.m. Friday; Chris Stevens and the Surf Monkeys, 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Third Place Commons, 17171 Bothell Way N.E., Lake Forest Park; free (thirdplacecommons.org).

Stories from Chinatown living theater project

SAT University of Washington School of Drama and Seattle Office of Arts & Culture exploratory theater conference through Seattle’s Chinatown, theatrical performances, new works by local Asian-American playwrights, discussion panel on Asian-American Theater, dim sum luncheon featuring keynote remarks by playwright Philip Kan Gotanda, 11:30 a.m. Saturday, Pacific Rim Center, 900 S. Jackson St., Seattle; $20-$42 (drama.washington.edu/events/2015-05-30/stories-chinatown-living-theater-project).

Garfield BDX Drumline Competition

SAT Bulldog Drumline Expo (BDX) showcase of 14 middle and high school drumlines from across the state and Seahawks Blue Thunder Drumline, to benefit Garfield drum line program, noon Saturday, Garfield High School, 400 23rd Ave., Seattle; $10 (seattletwist.com/2015/05/06/huge-drumline-exhibition-just-like-the-movie-may-9th-at-garfield-h-s-in-seattle).


Walk/Run for Water 5k Race

SAT Race and walk to help women in Kenya achieve their goal of clean water for their families, with Kenyan food, music, 10 a.m. Saturday, Seward Park, 5902 Lake Washington Blvd. S., Seattle; $15-$30 (walkrunforwater.eventbrite.com).

Spirit of Bellevue 12K and 5K

SUN 12K timed run, 5K run/walk, Kid’s Fun Run, Health & Wellness Fair; proceeds benefit college scholarships, 8 a.m. Sunday, Bellevue Downtown Park, 10201 N.E. Fourth St., Bellevue; $40-$50, Kid’s Run $10-$15 (spiritofbellevuerun.com).


SUN Dog and stroller friendly 5k run/walk to benefit King County Parks, 9 a.m. Saturday, Marymoor Park, 6046 W. Lake Sammamish Parkway N.E., Redmond; $40 (bby5k.com).

Brunch Run

PLAN AHEAD 5K run/walk followed by brunch dishes from Seattle restaurants, 7:30 a.m. June 6, Magnuson Park, Seattle; $45-$50 (206-452-2967 or seattlemag.com/events/brunch-run-registration).


Phinney Farmers Market

FRI Opening day of season for local produce market, 3-7 p.m. Fridays, Phinney Neighborhood Center, 6532 Phinney Ave. N., Seattle (seattlefarmersmarkets.org).

Greenwood-Phinney Garage Sale Day

SAT Communitywide event, 100 yard sales plus flea market, tool sale, Goodwill truck, electronics recycling and paper shredding at Phinney Center, 9 a.m. Saturday, Phinney Neighborhood Center, 6532 Phinney Ave. N., Seattle (206-783-2244 or phinneycenter.org/garagesale).

Cookbook Sale

PLAN AHEAD Friends of The Seattle Public Library sale of cookbooks, $3 and up, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. June 6, Delancey, 1415 N.W. 70th St., Seattle (206-682-7567 or friendsofspl.org).

Special interest

Discover the Dinosaurs

FRI-SUN Exhibit of 40 replica and animatronic dinosaurs, kids’ activities, noon-9 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Sunday, Washington State Fair Events Center, 110 Ninth Ave. S.W., Puyallup; $16-$22, additional charges for some activities (253-841-5045 or discoverthedinosaurs.com).

Know Your Neighborhood Scavenger Hunt, Ballard

SAT World is Fun (TWIF) adventure to learn neighborhood history and quirks, solve puzzle to get the “code” for each location, before and after party, 8 p.m. Saturday, Ballard Beer Company, 2050 N.W. Market St., Seattle; $8-$15 (theworldisfun.org/events/2015/4/11/know-your-neighborhood-nightime-edition).


Colman Pool

SAT-SUN Outdoor saltwater pool open for public swims, water exercise, swimming classes, Saturday-Sunday, Lincoln Park, 8603 Fauntleroy Way S.W., Seattle; $2-$6.50 (206-684-7494 or seattle.gov/parks/aquatics/colman.htm).

Mounger Pool

ONGOING Big pool with corkscrew slide and warmer, shallow Little Pool, open swims, water exercise, swim lessons, Friday Night Family Swim events, 2535 32nd Ave. W., Seattle; $2-$6.50 (206-684-4708 or seattle.gov/parks/aquatics/mounger.htm).


Beneath The Streets underground Great Seattle Fire anniversary tours

PLAN AHEAD Celebrate the 120th anniversary of the Great Seattle Fire of June 6, 1889 that burned most of Seattle’s business district to the ground and created the unique underground passageways in Pioneer Square, every half-hour 10 a.m.-4 p.m. June 6, Beneath the Streets, 102 Cherry St., Seattle; $10, space limited, reservation suggested (206-624-1237 or beneath-the-streets.com/FireSale).

Travel events

Travel Florence and Cinque Terre

SAT Adventure On travel seminar, 7 p.m. Saturday, Snoqualmie Library, 38580 S.E. River St., Snoqualmie; free (425) 888-1223 or adventureontravel.com).


NW Solar Now Workshop

MON Learn about how solar works, federal and state incentives, 6 p.m. Monday, Wedgwood Presbyterian Church, 8008 35th Ave. N.E., Seattle; free (866-376-5272 or nwwindandsolar.com/registration).