A detailed, categorized calendar of events all over Seattle and Western Washington, June 19-25, 2015.
Father’s Day Discount
FRI-SUN Dads get $25 off adoption fee for any pet of any age, Friday-Sunday, Seattle Humane Society, 13212 S.E. Eastgate Way, Bellevue (425-649-7563 or seattlehumane.org).
Cool City Pets
SAT Small animals available for adoption, rabbits, hamsters, guinea pigs, rats, birds, reptiles, ferrets, mice, adoption fees $15-$40, 1-3 p.m. Saturday, Seattle Animal Shelter, 2061 15th Ave. W., Seattle (206-386-7387 or seattle.gov/animalshelter).
Dog Days in the Park
SAT Dog agility courses, activities, dog training demonstrations, noon-3 p.m. Saturday, Bell Street between First and Second Avenues, Seattle; free (seattle.gov/parks).
SUN Ranger walk to learn about enjoying parks with your dog, kids and leashed dogs welcome, 10 a.m. Sunday, Wilburton Hill Park, 12001 Main Street, Bellevue; free, preregistration required, course 94344 (425-452-6993 or myparksandrecreation.com).
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ONGOING Adoption fees waived on cats 1 year or older through June, Seattle Humane Society, 13212 S.E. Eastgate Way, Bellevue (425-649-7563 or seattlehumane.org).
Marymount Motorcycle Week
FRI-SUN Indoor display of more than 200 vintage and specialty motorcycles, events, display from the Pacific Northwest Museum of Motorcycling, 9 a.m. Friday-Sunday, LeMay Marymount Event Center, 325 152nd St. E., Tacoma; $15 (253-272-2336 or lemaymarymount.org).
Racin’ and Rockin’ on Aurora
SAT Outdoor exhibit of classic race cars from around the Northwest historical race tracks, Playland, Pete’s Track, Aurora Speedway, other classic cars welcome to cruise in, 10 a.m. Saturday, Shoreline Historical Museum, 18501 Linden Ave. N., Shoreline; free (206-542-7111 or shorelinehistoricalmuseum.org).
Fenders on Front Street / National Music Day
SUN Father’s Day car show on Front Street, 8 a.m.-3 p.m.; live music at four locations, 1-5 p.m., free trolley between events, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Sunday, downtown Issaquah (downtownissaquah.com).
Greenwood Car Show
PLAN AHEAD Hundreds of classic and custom cars, car-related and food vendors, 8 a.m.-4 p.m. June 27, Seattle (greenwoodcarshow.com).
Fine Wines & Felines Catsino Royale
SAT Benefits MEOW Cat Rescue, auction, dessert dash, dinner, 6:30 p.m. Saturday, University of Washington HUB (Husky Union Building), Seattle; $60-$70 (425-822-6369 or meowcatrescue.org).
The Longest Day
SUN Team event to raise funds and awareness for the Alzheimer’s Association, sunrise-to-sunset; teams create their own experience as they fundraise, Sunday (206-363-5500 or alz.org/thelongestday).
Portraits of Homelessness exhibition & networking event
WED Part of summit of street paper journalists and activists from around the world, speakers, exhibition “Homeless in Seattle,” reception, 7 p.m. Wednesday, Seattle University Pigott Auditorium, 1016 E. Marion St., Seattle; $25, sales end June 22 (eventbrite.co.uk/e/portraits-of-homelessness-multi-media-exhibition-and-networking-event-tickets-16971544346).
United Way All-Star Softball Classic for Youth
PLAN AHEAD Mariners Hall of Famers Jay Buhner and Dan Wilson lead all-star teams, proceeds benefit United Way youth programs, 3 p.m. June 27, Safeco Field, Seattle; $15-$150, ages 13 and younger free, ticket required (ticketmaster.com/event/0F004E4DE08945E0).
Raise the Barn Serenity Equine Rescue Winetasting and Auction
PLAN AHEAD Wine tasting, auction, music to benefit horse rescue, 3 p.m. June 27, Serenity Equine Rescue and Rehabilitation, Maple Valley; $25 (serenityequinerescue.com).
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).
FRI Folk dancing lesson, 7:30 p.m., dance to live music, 8:30 p.m. Friday, Cedar Valley Grange, 20526 52nd Ave. W., Lynnwood; $15 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).
Dancing in Kirkland
TUE Informal teaching for beginners, no partner necessary, waltz, ragtime, tango, polka, line dancing, 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Kirkland Senior Center, 352 Kirkland Ave., Kirkland; $7.50-$10 (425-746-2328).
Fremont Fair and Solstice Parade
FRI-SUN Performances by local bands, arts and crafts vendors, food, beer garden, 6-11 p.m. Friday; 10 a.m.-11 p.m. Saturday, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Sunday, Evanston Avenut North and North 35th Street and surrounding area, Seattle; $25/mainstage iickets; Solstice Parade 3 p.m. Saturday, from Third Avenue and Leary Way to Gas Works Park, followed by entertainment, food trucks, beer garden, art installations, 3:30-9 p.m. Saturday, Gas Works Park, Seattle (fremontfair.com).
Washington Brewers Fest
FRI-SUN Beer from 105 Washington breweries, cider, wine, food vendors, music and entertainment, 4-9:30 p.m. Friday for ages 21 and older only; for all ages with kids’ playground, root beer garden, day; 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Saturday, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday, no pets permitted; Marymoor Park, 6046 W. Lake Sammamish Parkway N.E., Redmond; $20-$25, $5/designated driver, ages 20 and younger free; parking $5; courtesy van available Saturday and Sunday to and from West Lake Sammamish Parkway Northeast and Leary Way bus stop (washingtonbeer.com).
Meeker Days Festival
FRI-SUN Music on five stages, Farmers Market, food vendors, beer and wine gardens, arts and craft vendors, noon-9 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday, downtown Puyallup (253-840-2631 or puyallupmainstreet.com).
Morgan Junction Community Festival
SAT Entertainment, pooch parade, vendors, Bite of Morgan, 10:30 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday, Morgan Junction Park, 6401 California Ave. S.W., Seattle (morganjunction.org).
Juneteenth Celebration and Festival
SAT Celebration of the 150th anniversary commemorating the date news of the Emancipation Proclamation reached Texas on June 19, 1865, with entertainment, student activities, African American culture, 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Saturday, Morrill Meadows Park, 10600 S.E. 248th St., Kent (kentblackactioncommission.com).
Meeker Days Fiber Arts & Garden Festival
SAT Quilt display, fiber art demos including spinning, knitting, crocheting, rug hooking, beading, quilting, embroidery, sewing, weaving, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday; garden clinics on the hour, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, Meeker Mansion, 312 Spring St., Puyallup; $5 (253-848-1770 or meekermansion.org).
Port Angeles Fine Arts Center Summer Solstice Festival
SAT ArtOutside Sculpture, arts and crafts vendors, drumming circle, 11 a.m. Saturday, Port Angeles Fine Arts Center, 1203 E. Lauridsen Blvd., Port Angeles (360-435-7353 or pafac.org).
SAT-SUN African-American heritage and inspirationvisual arts, history exhibits, traditional and modern music, dance performances including tap, drill teams, Brazilian and African dance, dance party, marketplace, Taste of Festival Sundiata with barbecue, Caribbean, Creole and African foods, chef demos, Education Expo, Old Rides car show, 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Saturday, 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Sunday, Seattle Center, Seattle (206-684-7200 or seattlecenter.com).
Bell Street Pier Classic Weekend
SAT-SUN Display of 50 classic wooden yachts, many are open to boarding, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, Bell Harbor Marina, 2203 Alaskan Way, Seattle (classicyacht.org).
Burien Wild Strawberry Festival
SAT-SUN Music, dance, B-boy Jam, vendors, food trucks, buskers, Saturday Touch a Truck, Sunday Father’s Day Car Show, kids activities, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday, Burien Town Square Park, 152nd Street Southwest and Fifth Avenue Southwest, Burien (206-988-3700 or wildstrawberryfestival.org).
Biringer Farm Strawberry Festival
SAT-SUN Rides, inflatables, maze, animals, berry picking, farm market, strawberry shortcake and other treats, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, Biringer Farm, 21412 59th Ave. N.E., Arlington; free (425-259-0255 or biringerfarm.com).
New MarketFront Groundbreaking Ceremony
WED Mayor Ed Murray, city officials, Market supporters celebrate the renovation and expansion of the historic district with the future removal of the Viaduct, 1 p.m. Wednesday, future site of MarketFront, Desimone parking lot, 1501 Western Ave., Seattle (pikeup.org).
Taste of Tacoma
PLAN AHEAD Restaurant and food vendors, entertainment stages, beer and wine gardens, carnival, arts, crafts and commercial vendors, 11 a.m.-9 p.m. June 26-27, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. June 28, 11 a.m. June 26, Point Defiance Park, 5400 N. Pearl St., Tacoma (425-295-3262 or tasteoftacoma.com).
Seafair Pirates Landing
PLAN AHEAD Food and merchandise vendors, entertainment, inflatable rides, 10 a.m., Pirates land on the beach around 2:15 p.m. June 27, Alki Beach Park, Seattle (seafairpirates.org).
Capitol Hill Pride Festival March & Rally
PLAN AHEAD Community festival march and rally, local music, food vendors, artists, Rainbow Health Fair, Drag Costume Contest, 10 a.m.-11 p.m. June 27, Seattle (capitolhillpridefestival.info).
Seattle PrideFest/Pride Parade
PLAN AHEAD Family Day activities for kids, teens, young adults, entertainment, vendors, DJs, food trucks, beer garden, June 27, Cal Anderson Park, 1635 11th Ave, Seattle; PrideFest vendors, entertainment, June 28, Seattle Center, Seattle (seattlepridefest.org); Seattle Pride Parade, 11 a.m. June 28, Fourth Avenue from Union Street to Denny Way, Seattle (seattlepride.org).
Bellevue Strawberry Festival
PLAN AHEAD Carnival games, children’s entertainment, pony rides, vendors including strawberries for sale, Eastside Heritage Center Mini-Museum, auto show, historic agricultural exhibit and demonstrations, 10 a.m.-8 p.m. June 27, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Sunday June 28, Crossroads Park, 16000 N.E. 10th St., Bellevue (bellevuestrawberryfestival.org).
Shoreline Arts Festival
PLAN AHEAD Arts exhibits, Marketplace, activities, Cultural rooms, Food Court, music and dance on three stages, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. June 27, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. June 28, Shoreline Center, 18560 First Ave. N.E., Shoreline; free (206-417-4645 or shorelinearts.net/shoreline-arts-festival).
PLAN AHEAD Knightly combat, minstrels, medieval craft presentations, puppet show, sheep petting, archery, shop, noon-5 p.m. June 27-28, Camlann Medieval Village, 10320 Kelly Road N.E., Carnation; $6-$10 (camlann.org).
Big Day of Play
PLAN AHEAD Information about health and wellness, healthy food, sample Seattle Parks programs, paddling and boating events, music and entertainment, creative play for all ages, food vendors, noon-4 p.m. June 18; Mount Baker Rowing and Sailing Center, 43rd Avenue South and Lake Washington Boulevard South, Seattle; free; register by June 26 for free shuttle bus transportation available from Bitter Lake, High Point, International District/Chinatown, Northgate and Yesler Community Centers (bigdayofplay.com).
PLAN AHEAD Traditional Swedish celebration of the summer solstice with raising of garlanded Midsommar pole, dance around the pole, costumed musicians and dancers, food, crafts, with traditions from all Nordic and Baltic countries, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. June 28, Saint Edward State Park, 14445 Juanita Drive N.E., Kenmore (425-954-5262 or skandia-folkdance.org).
Father’s Day events
On Par Father’s Day
SAT Kids celebrate the U.S. Open by making a golf themed Father’s Day craft, with golf goodies, twist your own pretzel, 1-3 p.m. in the Macy’s Court, 1 p.m. Saturday, Tacoma Mall, 4502 S. Steele St., Tacoma; free (253-475-4566 or facebook.com/events/1573528649567560).
Letters Aloud “Dear Dad”
SAT-SUN Reading from 25 personal letters on relationships between fathers and their kids written to or from John F. Kennedy, Jim Morrison, Jackson Pollock, Dave Brubeck, John Steinbeck, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Oscar Wilde and others, with musical accompaniment and slideshow, 7:30 p.m. Saturday, 2 and 7 p.m. Sunday, 12th Ave Arts, 1620 12th Ave., Seattle; $21-$32 (lettersaloud.com).
Fathers Ride Free
SAT-SUN Fathers ride free when accompanied by their paying children of any age, vintage train ride to Cascade foothills, Snoqualmie Falls and Snoqualmie Valley, trains depart 11:30 a.m., 1, 2:30, 4 and 4:45 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, Northwest Railway Museum, 38625 S.E. King St, Snoqualmie; $10-$18 (425-888-3030 or TrainMuseum.org).
Father’s Day, Museum of Flight
SUN Free admission to all dads accompanied by children, family activities including Lego building; World War II B-17 bomber open for tours in the Airpark, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday, Museum of Flight, 9404 E. Marginal Way S., Seattle; $12-$20 (206-764-5720 or museumofflight.org).
Father’s Day Kids Dance Party
SUN All-ages dance with break dancing by Vicious Puppies Crew, crafts, activities, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Sunday, EMP, 325 Fifth Ave. N., Seattle; $10; includes $5 off regular museum admission or $10 off Star Wars and the Power of Custume special exhibit (206-770-2700 or empmuseum.org).
Father’s Day, Children’s Museum
SUN Free admission for dads, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Sunday, Seattle Children’s Museum, Seattle Center Armory, Seattle; $7.25-$8.25, one free dad admission per group (206-441-1768 or thechildrensmuseum.org/fathers-day).
Father’s Day, Seattle Aquarium
SUN Celebrate human and animal dads, free espresso drink for dads in museum cafe, 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday, Seattle Aquarium, 1483 Alaskan Way, Seattle; $14.95-$21.95 (206-386-4300 or seattleaquarium.org).
A Day of Play With Dad
SUN Pancake breakfast, 8:30-9:30 a.m., climbing wall and other activities, 9 a.m.-noon Sunday, South Bellevue Community Center, 14509 S.E. Newport Way, Bellevue; $8, preregister, course #94585 (425-452-4240 or myparksandrecreation.com).
Father’s Day Cruise-In & Barbecue
SUN Tour the LeMay Collection at Marymount, barbecue lunch available, special parking area reserved for collector cars and motorcycles, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday, LeMay Marymount Event Center, 325 152nd St. E., Tacoma; discounted $5 admission for dads, regular admission $15/adults, $5/students (253-272-2336 or lemaymarymount.org).
Father’s Day Salmon Bake
SUN Friends of Manchester Library salmon bake and book sale, 11:30 a.m.-3:30 Sunday, Manchester Library, 8067 E. Main St., Manchester; meal $5-$15 (360-871-3921 or KRL.org).
Father’s Day Brats & Wine, Whidbey Island Winery
SUN Celebrate Father’s Day, grilled bratwurst paired with wine, all ages welcome, noon-5 p.m. Sunday, Whidbey Island Winery, 5237 Langley Road, Langley; $12 (360-221-2040 or whidbeyislandwinery.com).
Father’s Day Car Show
SUN Car show, 9 a.m.-3 p.m.; classic rock band, barbecue, noon-4 p.m. Sunday, Bellewood Acres, 6140 Guide Meridian Drive, Lynden; $10-$15 (360-318-7720 or bellewoodfarms.com).
Secret Gardens of Lake Forest Park Garden Tour and Plant Sale
SAT Tour of private gardens with music, artwork, Master Gardeners; plant sale and ticket sale open 9 a.m., gardens open 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Lake Forest Park Town Center, 17171 Bothell Way N.E., Lake Forest Park; $12-$15 (206-366-3302 or secretgardensoflakeforestpark.com).
Evergreen Arboretum Plant Sale and Garden Tour
SAT Plant sale to benefit the Arboretum, trees, shrubs, perennials, roses, annuals, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday; Gardens of Merit self-guided tours of local private gardens, 11 a.m.-4 p.m., $12; Evergreen Arboretum and Gardens, Marine Drive at Alverson Boulevard, Everett (425-257-8597 or evergreenarboretum.com).
JUNE 27 Guest speakers, rose display, workshops, ice cream social, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday, June 27, Christianson’s Nursery, 15806 Best Road, Mount Vernon (360-466-3821 or christiansonsnursery.com).
Lavender U-Pick Sale
SAT-SUN Over 14 varieties of lavender to cut, $4/small bundle, $6/large bundle, lavender wands, wreaths, sachets, culinary lavender, lavender cookies, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, Interbay P-Patch, 1500 Wheeler St., Seattle (206-999-9677).
SAT-SUN How to grow and use herbs, 10 a.m. Saturday; advice on long blooming perennials, 11 a.m. Sunday, Swansons Nursery, 9701 15th Ave. N.W., Seattle; free (206-782-2543 or swansonsnursery.com).
Coal Creek Hike
SAT Five mile, moderately difficult hike in Bellevue’s largest park, info on its history and wildlife, 10 a.m. Saturday, Coal Creek East Trailhead, Newcastle Golf Club Road, Bellevue; free, no preregistration (425-452-4195 or myparksandrecreation.com).
SnoValley Adventure Shuttle
SAT-SUN Shuttle stops at popular trailheads including Little Si, Mount Si, Teneriffe, Saturday-Sunday, North Bend Park-and-Ride, West North Bend Way and Sydney Avenue North, North Bend ; $5, preregister online or drop in (compassoutdooradventures.com/shuttle).
Tacoma History Hike
PLAN AHEAD Walk, run or bike 1.5 mile course with checkpoints to collect answers to Tacoma-related historic trivia questions, after-party; 2 p.m. June 28, Washington State History Museum, Tacoma; $15-$25, online registration closes June 25 or register day of event (253-272-9747 or washingtonhistory.org).
Christianson’s Nursery Antique Fair
SAT-SUN Garden party, antiques and vintage collectibles vendors, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Sunday, Christianson’s Nursery, 15806 Best Road, Mount Vernon (800-585-8200 or christiansonsnursery.com).
Doll and Teddy Bear Show and Sale
PLAN AHEAD Dolls, teddy bears, antiques, doll and teddy bear identification and appraisal, repair evaluation, 4-8 p.m. June 26, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. June 27, Washington State Fair Events Center, Puyallup; $4-$10 (253-841-5045 or crossroadsshows.com).
SAM Night of Disguise
FRI Celebration of opening of “Disguise: Masks and Global African Art” with music, tours, art making, artists, 7 p.m. Friday, Seattle Art Museum, 1300 First Ave., Seattle; $12.50-$19.50, free for ages 12 and younger (206-654-3100 or seattleartmuseum.org).
Biplane Weekend at Historic Flight Foundation
FRI-SUN Biplane flying demonstrations, biplane and warbird rides, vintage vehicle displays, speakers, “Red Tail Project,” tribute to the Tuskegee Airmen, immersion exhibit featuring the film, Rise Above, on a 160-degree panoramic screen in a 30-seat temperature-controlled movie theater, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday-Sunday, Historic Flight Foundation Restoration Center, 10719 Bernie Webber Drive, Mukilteo; $10-$25 (425-348-3200 or historicflight.org/hf).
FHC Pacific Legends Day
SAT Father and son Steve and Steven Hinton as they discuss their air racing careers, what it’s like to fly FHC’s rare aircraft, how they have created a family aviation dynasty; 10:30 a.m. Saturday, flight presentation at noon, Flying Heritage Collection, 3407 109th St. S.W., Everett; $10-$14 (877-342-3404 or flyingheritage.com).
Fort Nisqually Living History Museum: What’s Cooking
SAT Fort re-enactors create 19th century meals on a wood stove, over campfires, or in a brick bake oven and compete for the coveted “Golden Skillet,” with cooking tips from the 1850s, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, Fort Nisqually Living History Museum, 5400 N. Pearl St., Tacoma; $5-$8 (253-591-5339 or metroparkstacoma.org/calendar/index.php?cid=4335).
Grossology: The (Impolite) Science of the Human Body
SAT-SUN Opening weekend, explore the good, the bad and the ugly about how your body works, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturdays-Sundays, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Mondays-Fridays, Pacific Science Center, 200 Second Ave. N, Seattle; $11.75-$19.75 (206-443-2001 or pacificsciencecenter.org/Exhibits/grossology).
American Soldier Exhibit Opening
SAT-SUN Opening weekend of exhibit of photographs capturing the essence of the American soldier in American conflicts over the last 150 years, through Sept. 6, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesdays-Saturdays, Washington State History Museum, 1911 Pacific Ave., Tacoma; $8-$11 (253-272-9747 or washingtonhistory.org).
Pacific Bonsai Museum Solstice
SUN Bonsai from around the world, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesdays through Sundays, tours 1 p.m. Sundays, celebrate the Solstice, join in setting world record for most people doing the Yoga Tree Pose, 4 p.m., movie “The Karate Kid,” 2 p.m. Sunday, Pacific Bonsai Museum, 2515 S 336th St., Federal Way; free (253-353-7345 or pacificbonsaimuseum.org).
EMP 15th Birthday Epic Bash
TUE Live music, cupcakes, architecture tours, guitar tutorials, appearances by R2D2, Sea Galls, Blue Thunder, Tardis, new exhibit “Wild Blue Angle: Hendrix Abroad: 1966-1970,” free admission for Seattle residents with ID, 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Tuesday, EMP Museum, 325 Fifth Ave. N., Seattle; $16-$30 regular admission (206-770-2700 or empmuseum.org).
Service Ink: Veterans’ Tattoos and Their Stories
WED Exhibit to honor veterans, photos and stories or 40 individuals’ military-inspired tattoos, noon-4 p.m. Wednesdays-Sundays June 24-Nov. 15, White River Valley Museum, 918 H St. S.E., Auburn; $2-$5 (253-288-7433 or wrvmuseum.org).
Historic aircraft flights and tours
PLAN AHEAD Collings Foundation World War II tours and flights on three aircraft, walk through tours 2-5 p.m. June 26, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. June 27-28, $6-$12; flights available by reservation, $450-$3200, Museum of Flight, 9404 E. Marginal Way S., Seattle (978-562-9182 or museumofflight.org).
Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park
ONGOING Exhibits, displays, films, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. daily; historic Pioneer Square walking tours, 2 p.m. Fridays, Saturdays, Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park, 319 Second Ave. S., Seattle; free (206-220-4240 or nps.gov/klse).
Canoe Mercer Slough
SAT-SUN Three-hour, four-mile group paddle, canoeing experience and preregistration required, 8:45 a.m. Saturdays-Sundays through Sept. 6, Enatai Beach Park, 3519 108th Ave. S.E., Bellevue; $16-$18 (425-452-2565 or myparksandrecreation.com).
Dragon Boat Paddling, Seattle
ONGOING Introduction to the sport of dragon boating. no experience or reservations needed, all equipment provided, ages 18 and older or 12 and older with parent, 8 a.m. Saturdays, 3 p.m. Sundays, 6:15 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays, Kenmore Air, 950 Westlake Ave. N., Seattle; free (206-715-7066 or seattleflyingdragons.org).
Dragon Boat Paddling, Kenmore
ONGOING Experience dragon boating. beginners welcome, 12 and older. no registration needed. all equipment provided, 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).
Fraser Cabin Heritage Program
SAT Hands-on activities that relate to 1880s settler life, Eastside history, 11 a.m. Saturday, Kelsey Creek Farm Park, 410 130th Place S.E., Bellevue; free (425-450-1049 or eastsideheritagecenter.org).
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).
Discovery Park Shuttle Bus
SAT-SUN Shuttle picks up riders at Visitors Center parking lot, north parking lot, and beach parking lot (no parking available at beach), 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturdays-Sundays, Discovery Park, 3801 W. Government Way, Seattle (seattle.gov/parks).
Seattle Wading Pools
SAT-MON Starting Saturday, wading pools open on warm, sunny days, three days a week in some locations, daily in some locations, hours and closing dates vary, Seattle (206-684-7796 or seattle.gov/parks/aquatics/wadingpools.htm).
Summer Fitness, Seattle Center
TUE-WED Zumba class, 6-7 p.m. Tuesdays, Fisher Pavilion Rooftop; gentle yoga, 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Wednesdays, Exhibition Hall Lawn, Seattle Center, Seattle; free (206-684-7200 or seattlecenter.com/fitness).
PLAN AHEAD Learn about the nocturnal species on hike through the woods, bring flashlight or headlamp, ages 5 and older, 7:30 p.m. June 26, Lewis Creek Park and Visitor Center, Bellevue; $2-$3, preregistration required (425-452-6885 or myparksandrecreation.com).
Remlinger Farm Family Fun Park
ONGOING Farm market, 9:30 a.m.-6 p.m. daily starting May 8; Family Fun Park farm animals, hay jump, hay maze, kiddie rides, entertainment, pony rides, 10:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. daily, 32610 N.E. 32nd St., Carnation; $11.68-$13.85 (425-333-4135 or /remlingerfarms.com).
FRI Performances by local musicians for all ages, 6:30 p.m. Friday, Bell Street Park, Bell Street between First and Second Avenues, Seattle; free (gigs4u.org/news-events/belltown-beats-seattle-parks-concert-series).
Music at Third Place Commons
FRI-SAT Mark Whitman Band blues, 7:30 p.m. Friday; Mack One Jazz Orchestra big band, 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Third Place Commons, 17171 Bothell Way N.E., Lake Forest Park; free (thirdplacecommons.org).
Tambourine Submarine Musical Odyssey Concert
SAT Family rock concert with Recess Monkey, summer learning program kickoff and ice cream social, all ages welcome with adult, 3 p.m. Saturday, Des Moines Library, 21620 11th Ave. S., Des Moines; free (206-824-6066 or kcls.org).
Concerts at the Locks/Classic Car Show
SAT-SUN Musica Molida street organ music, 2 p.m. Saturday; Elliott Bay Pipe Band, 2 p.m. Sunday; Classic Car Show, cars of the 1920s, 30s, 40s, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Sunday, Hiram M. Chittenden Locks, 3015 N.W. 54th St., Seattle; free (nws.usace.army.mil/Missions/CivilWorks/LocksandDams/ChittendenLocks/CalendarofEvents.aspx).
Make Music Seattle
SUN Part of worldwide summer solstice music celebration, live performances for all ages at many venues and public spaces, 10 a.m.-9 p.m., including local bands at Seattle Center, buskers in downtown Seattle (makemusicseattle.com).
NW Timber Community Songs & Stories
SUN Local musical traditions about Pacific Northwest history, railroad folklore, tales of Bigfoot and other creatures, 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Cedar River Watershed Education Center, 19901 Cedar Falls Road S.E., North Bend; free (seattle.gov/util/EnvironmentConservation/OurWatersheds/CedarRiverWatershed/ProgramsTours/index.htm).
Tacky Tie Run
SAT Wear ugly or goofy tie or bow tie for 2-mile fun run, 9 a.m. Saturday, Jefferson Park, 801 N. Mason Ave., Tacoma; $15-$20 (metroparkstacoma.org/races).
FRI-SAT Huge sale, 8 a.m.-7 p.m. Friday, 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, Bellevue Christian Reformed Church, 1221 148th Ave. N.E., Bellevue (425-747-5288).
SAT Household items, books, electronics, quilts, sewing supplies to benefit Trauma Healing and Reconciliation Services in Central Africa and the Stone Soup Quilting Ministry of Seattle, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, North Seattle Friends Church, 7740 24th Ave. N.E., Seattle (northseattlefriends.org/news).
Low-cost life jackets
SAT Life jackets, $20/infant to youth, $30/adult sizes, person for whom the jacket is purchased must be present for proper fitting, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, Evans Pool, 7201 E. Green Lake Dr. N., Seattle (206-684-4961).
Rummage sale for Regional Animal Services
SAT Sale to raise money for indoor/outdoor cat patio for shelter cats, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, Regional Animal Services of King County, 21615 64th Ave. S., Seattle (206-403-8027).
ONGOING Pike Place Market express farmers markets with food vendors, flower bouquets; City Hall Plaza, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Tuesdays, 600 Fourth Ave; Pioneer Square/International District, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Wednesdays, in front of King Street Station, Third Avenue South and South Jackson Street; South Lake Union, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Thursdays, 410 Terry Ave. N.; First Hill, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Fridays, Ninth Avenue and University Street, Seattle (pikeplacemarket.org).
Learn Like a Summer Super Hero
FRI Entertainment and activities for kids, build a robot, play Minecraft and other computer games, meet superheroes, parents learn about King County Library System’s summer program and free meals, 1 p.m. Friday, Renton Community Center, 1715 Maple Valley Highway, Renton (kcls.org).
Northshore Fire Department Open House
SAT Pancake breakfast, health and safety fair, firefighter demonstrations, learn about King County Library programs, 9 a.m.-noon Saturday, Northshore Fire Station, 18030 73rd Ave. N.E., Kenmore (northshorefire.com).
Firefighters Story Times
WED Firefighters share stories for preschoolers on fire safety and display firefighting equipment and trucks, 11:15 a.m. Wednesday, University Library, 5009 Roosevelt Way N.E., Seattle; free (206-684-4063).
U.S. Open Championship Golf activities
FRI-JUNE 21 Interactive activities to learn science through the game of golf, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, Pacific Science Center, 200 Second Ave., Seattle (206-443-2001 or pacificsciencecenter.org); Epic Putt Challenge, Fan Experience with viewing of the U.S. Open Championship live on big-screen TV, golf exhibits, food and beverage vendors, 5-9 p.m. Wednesday, noon-7 p.m. June 18-20, noon-7:30 p.m. June 21, South Lake Union Park, 860 Terry Ave. N., Seattle; free (usopen.com).
Swimming beaches, Seattle
SAT-SUN Opening for the season Saturday, lifeguards on duty, weather permitting, 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Saturdays-Sundays, noon-7 p.m. Mondays-Fridays; free beginning swim lessons for ages 6 and older available; Matthews, 9300 51st Ave. N.E.; Madison, 1900 43rd Ave. E.; Mount Baker, 2301 Lake Washington Blvd. S.; Seward, 5902 Lake Washington Blvd. S.; West Green Lake, 7312 W. Green Lake Dr.; East Green Lake, 7201 E. Green Lake Dr. N.; Magnuson, Northeast 65th Street and Sand Point Way Northeast; Madrona, 853 Lake Washington Blvd.; Pritchard Beach, 8400 55th Ave. S., Seattle (seattle.gov/parks/beaches.asp).
Henry Moses Aquatic Center
SAT-SUN Opening for the season Saturday, leisure pool with water slides, wave machine, water spray play, lazy river, toddler play area, and lap pool, concessions, swim lessons, fitness classes, 1719 S.E. Maple Valley Highway, Renton (425-430-6780 or rentonwa.gov/living/default.aspx?id=190).
Swimming beaches, Renton
SAT-SUN Opening for the season Saturday, lifeguards on duty noon-8 p.m. daily, Kennydale Beach Park, 3601 Lake Washington Blvd. N., and Gene Coulon Memorial Beach Park, 1201 Lake Washington Blvd. N., Renton (425-430-6700 or rentonwa.gov/living/default.aspx?id=2250).
ONGOING Now open daily, outdoor saltwater pool open for public swims, water exercise, swimming classes, Lincoln Park, 8603 Fauntleroy Way S.W., Seattle; $2-$6.50 (206-684-7494 or seattle.gov/parks/aquatics/colman.htm).
Green Lake Open Water Swim
PLAN AHEAD Swim half-mile or mile race across Green Lake, awards to top finisher in each age group, 7:30 a.m. June 28, Seattle; $25-$30 (206-684-4961 or seattle.gov/parks/Aquatics/GreenLakeOWS.htm).
Friends of Olmsted Parks walking tour
SAT Two-hour walk to get to know the Olmsted-designed Arboretum, 10 a.m. Saturday, Graham Visitor Center, 2300 Arboretum Dr. East, Seattle; free (seattleolmsted.org).
Neely Mansion Saturday Summer Tours
SAT Tour Victorian farmhouse built in 1894, 1 p.m. Saturday, Neely Mansion, 12303 Auburn-Black Diamond Road, Auburn; $2 (neelymansion.org).