A detailed, categorized calendar of events all over Seattle and Western Washington, June 26-July 2, 2015.
FRI-TUE Adoption fees waived on cats 1 year or older all month, 11 a.m. Friday-Tuesday, Seattle Humane Society, 13212 S.E. Eastgate Way, Bellevue (425-649-7563 or seattlehumane.org).
Reber Ranch Customer Appreciation Event
SAT Free bouncy house, hayrides, hot dogs, samples, rescue groups pets for adoption; dogs welcome, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, Reber Ranch, 28606 132nd Ave. S.E., Kent; free (253-630-3330 or reberranch.com).
Four on the 4th Dog Jog & Walk
PLAN AHEAD Dog 4k walk/jog to benefit Seattle Humane, dog costume contest, 9 a.m. July 4, Ashwood Park, 10820 N.E. 10th St., Bellevue; $30, fundraising/donations suggested (bellevuedowntown.com).
United Way All-Star Softball Classic for Youth
SAT Mariners Hall of Famers Jay Buhner and Dan Wilson lead all-star teams, proceeds benefit United Way youth programs, 3 p.m. Saturday, Safeco Field, 1250 First Ave., Seattle; $15-$150, ages 13 and younger free but need a ticket (ticketmaster.com/event/0F004E4DE08945E0).
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SAT Wine, appetizers, music, benefits National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI-Eastside) and The McKenna Hartman Fund, 1 p.m. Saturday, Northwest Cellars Tasting Room, 11909 124th Ave. N.E., Kirkland; $25-$30 (tmeventsnow.com/?page_id=51).
Milk Walk Fundraiser, Country Village
SAT Proceeds benefit children in Northshore School District; milk and cookies served at participating shops, pony rides, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, Country Village, 23732 Bothell-Everett Highway, Bothell; $5 suggested donation (425-483-2250 or countryvillagebothell.com).
Raise the Barn Serenity Equine Rescue Winetasting and Auction
SAT Wine tasting, auction, music to benefit horse rescue, 3 p.m. Saturday, Serenity Equine Rescue and Rehabilitation, 28818 SE 216th Way, Maple Valley; $25 (serenityequinerescue.com).
Military Veterans Cook Off
SAT Fundraiser to renovate veterans’ homes with burger cook-off, music, raffles, vendors, beer garden, kids’ activities, 1 p.m. Saturday, Nile Shrine Center and Golf Course, 6601 244th St. S.W., Mountlake Terrace; $5-$30 (zakaylaproductions.org).
Smoke on the Water, Des Moines
WED Barbecue, beer garden, root beer garden, music, fundraiser for the July 4th Fireworks Over Des Moines, 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, Des Moines Beach Park, 22030 Cliff Avenue S., Des Moines; $9-$15 (waterlandblog.com/2015/05/28/smoke-on-the-water-fundraiser-for-fireworks-will-be-wednesday-july-1).
Volunteer Park Criterium Bicycle Race
SAT For spectators, high speed bicycle racing in the park, 48th annual event, 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Volunteer Park, 1247 15th Ave E., Seattle; free for spectators (usacycling.org).
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).
Dixieland Jazz Festival
FRI-SUN Dance lessons, dancing, classic jazz performances, Friday-Sunday, St. Martin’s University, 5300 Pacific Ave., Lacey; $15-$150 (olyjazz.com).
SAT Beginner jitterbug dance lesson, 7 p.m.; dance to surf, beach and other music with DJ for singles and couples, all ages, 8 p.m. Saturday, Hayloft Dance Hall, 15320 35th Ave. W., Lynnwood; $12-$15 (425-743-6180 or hayloftdance.com).
Taste of Tacoma
FRI-SUN Restaurant and food vendors, entertainment stages, beer and wine gardens, carnival, arts, crafts and commercial vendors, picnic areas, 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Friday-Saturday, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Sunday, Point Defiance Park, 5400 N. Pearl St., Tacoma (425-295-3262 or tasteoftacoma.com).
Celebrating Women Expo
FRI-SAT Speakers, workshops, vendors of women-owned businesses or products primarily for women, noon-7 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Saturday, Edward D. Hansen Conference Center, 2000 Hewitt Ave., Everett; free, $5 donation to DVS (Domestic Violence Services) of Snohomish County appreciated (866-332-8499 or xfinityarenaeverett.com).
Greenwood Car Show
SAT Hundreds of classic and custom cars, car-related and food vendors, 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Greenwood Avenue North from North 67th Street to North 90th Street, Seattle; free for spectators (greenwoodcarshow.com).
Seafair Pirates Landing
SAT Food and merchandise vendors, entertainment, inflatable rides, 10 a.m. Saturday, Pirates land on the beach around 2:15 p.m., Alki Beach Park, 1702 Alki Ave. S.W., Seattle (seafairpirates.org).
Capitol Hill Pride Festival
SAT March, 10 a.m. Saturday from Seattle Central College to Broadway and Harrison Street, rally celebrating diversity and community pride, open to everyone, festival with local music, food vendors, artists, pony rides, 10 a.m.-11 p.m. Saturday; Doggie Drag Costume Contest, 1-2 p.m., register on-site 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, $5 benefits Seattle Humane Society; Broadway East from East Denny Way to East Roy Street, Seattle (capitolhillpridefestival.info).
Adventure Awaits Expo
SAT Celebration of National Get Outdoors Month with games, outdoor equipment demonstrations, giveaways, food trucks, music, educational displays by outdoor organizations, Legislative Building open for tours, 11 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Saturday, Capitol Campus, 14th Avenue and Capitol Way, Olympia (wspf.org/event/second-annual-outdoor-expo).
Seattle PrideFest/Seattle Pride Parade
SAT-SUN Family Day, SPD picnic with snacks, K-9 unit, horses, noon-3 p.m. Saturday; bounce houses, stories and games for families and kids, 1-4 p.m. Saturday; workshops and entertainment for all ages, teens, 4-7 p.m. Saturday, Cal Anderson Park, 1635 11th Ave., Seattle; street festival with vendors, DJs, food trucks, beer garden, 1-8 p.m. Saturday, 11th Avenue and Pine Street, Seattle; PrideFest vendors, entertainment, noon-8 p.m. Sunday, Seattle Center, Seattle (seattlepridefest.org); Seattle Pride Parade, 11 a.m. Sunday, Fourth Avenue from Union Street to Denny Way; beer gardens with cocktails, food trucks open 9:30 a.m. at Westlake Park, Bell Street and Denny Way; Parade Pre-Show, 10 a.m. Sunday, Westlake Park, 401 Pine St., Seattle (seattlepride.org).
Bellevue Strawberry Festival
SAT-SUN 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. Saturday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Sunday, Crossroads Park, 16000 N.E. 10th St., Bellevue; free shuttle service from Highland Middle School and Interlake High School parking lot (bellevuestrawberryfestival.org).
Shoreline Arts Festival
SAT-SUN Arts exhibits and Marketplace, cultural exhibits, hands-on art, Food Court, music and dance on three stages, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday, Shoreline Center, 18560 First Ave. N.E., Shoreline; free (206-417-4645 or shorelinearts.net/shoreline-arts-festival).
Camlann Medieval Midsomer Festival
SAT-SUN Knightly combat, minstrels, medieval craft presentations, puppet show, sheep petting, archery, shop, noon-5 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, Camlann Medieval Village, 10320 Kelly Road N.E., Carnation; $6-$10 (camlann.org).
Port Orchard Fathoms O’Fun
SAT-SUN Music, craft and food vendors, children’s activities, 9 a.m.-9 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday; Grand Parade, 6 p.m. Saturday, Port Orchard (fathomsofun.org).
Big Day of Play
SUN Information about health and wellness, opportunities to become active, health food, sample Seattle Parks programs, paddling and boating events, music and entertainment stage, creative play opportunities for all ages, food vendors, noon-4 p.m. Sunday, Mount Baker Rowing and Sailing Center, 43rd Avenue South and Lake Washington Boulevard South, Seattle; free (bigdayofplay.com).
SUN Traditional Swedish celebration of the summer solstice with raising and dancing around Midsommar pole, costumed musicians and dancers, food, crafts, with traditions from all Nordic and Baltic countries, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Sunday, Saint Edward State Park, 14445 Juanita Drive N.E., Kenmore (425-954-5262 or skandia-folkdance.org).
Lake Union Wooden Boat Festival
PLAN AHEAD Celebrate the maritime heritage of Seattle with visiting vessels, boat tours, free boat rides, toy boat building, skill demonstrations, music, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. July 3-5, Center for Wooden Boats, 1010 Valley St., Seattle; free (cwb.org).
Old Mill Days
PLAN AHEAD Carnival, lumberjack shows, entertainment, beer garden, chainsaw carving, fireworks on the 4th, 10 a.m.-11 p.m. July 3-4, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. July 5, Port Gamble; $5-$10/day (oldmilldays.com).
SUN Sample 25 beers and ciders from several breweries, 1 p.m. Sunday, Fado Irish Pub, 801 First Ave., Seattle; $30/advance, $40/at the door, if available (206-264-2700 or crafternoondelight.bpt.me).
Mobile Mavens Launch Party
TUES Rollout of new food trucks and bike carts, 7:30-9 p.m., Tuesday, Olympic Sculpture Park, 2901 Western Ave., Seattle; $25 includes 5 tastes (dyne.com/mobile-mavens)
Fourth of July events
Family 4th of July, SeaTac
JULY 2-5 Children’s carnival, 4-10 p.m. July 2, 11 a.m.-10 p.m. July 3-4, noon-10 p.m. July 5, wristband $19/day; spray park, entertainment, fireworks July 4, Angle Lake Park, SeaTac; no on-site parking June 30-July 5, limited free parking available at nearby locations (206-973-4680 or ci.seatac.wa.us/index.aspx?page=704).
Seafair Summer Fourth
JULY 4 Food vendors, beer and beverage garden, games, exhibits, Kids Zone, music and entertainment, noon-11 p.m. July 4, Gas Works Park; food vendors, entertainment, beverage garden, 3-11 p.m. July 4, Lake Union Park, Seattle; free, $25 reserved seating available (seafair.com/p/about/241).
JULY 4 Swearing in of 400 people from 75 countries as new citizens of the United States, speakers U.S. Senator Maria Cantwell, U.S. Representative Jim McDermott, Gov. Jay Inslee, noon; music performances start at 11 a.m. July 4, Fisher Pavilion, Seattle Center, Seattle (206-684-7200 or seattlecenter.com).
Capitol Hill Independence Day Community Picnic
JULY 4 Music by local bands, hot dogs, root beer garden, pie-eating contest, kids’ games and activities, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. July 4, Cal Anderson Park, 1635 11th Ave, Seattle (goo.gl/z1a3rl).
Fourth of July Party
JULY 4 Dinner and view of fireworks, for all ages, 6:30 p.m. July 4, Swedish Club, 1920 Dexter Ave. N., Seattle; $41-$56, by reservation (206-283-1090 or swedishclubnw.org).
Bellevue Family Fourth
JULY 4 Family Fun Zone, international food court, entertainment, fireworks show, 2 p.m. July 4, Bellevue Downtown Park, Bellevue (bellevuedowntown.com).
Celebrate Kirkland 4th of July
JULY 4 Children’s parade, 11:30 a.m., downtown parade, 11:30 a.m., food vendors, music, 5 p.m., fireworks 10:15 p.m. July 4, Marina Park, Kirkland (celebratekirkland.org/index.htm).
Renton’s Fabulous 4th of July
JULY 4 Children’s activities, entertainment, fireworks display, 11 a.m. July 4, Gene Coulon Memorial Beach Park, Renton (425-430-6600 or rentonwa.gov).
Newcastle 4th at the Lake Celebration
JULY 4 Food vendors, music, fireworks show, 6 p.m. July 4, Lake Boren Park, Newcastle (425-649-4444 or ci.newcastle.wa.us).
An Edmonds Kind of Fourth
JULY 4 Beat Brackett 5K, 10 a.m. July 4; children’s parade, 11:30 a.m.; parade, noon, downtown Edmonds; food vendors, entertainment, 7:30 p.m., fireworks, 10 p.m., Civic Stadium, Edmonds (425-776-6711 or edmondswa.com).
Fourth of July Splash
JULY 4 Food vendors, activities, games, entertainment, fireworks, noon-10:30 p.m. July 4, Lake Meridian Park, Kent (kentarts.com).
Bothell 4th of July
JULY 4 Children’s parade, 11:15 a.m. July 4, parade, noon, Main Street, Bothell; music, 1 p.m., Wilmot Park, 17301 131st Ave. N.E., Woodinville; fireworks show, 10 a.m., Log Boom Park, Kenmore (bothellblog.net/content/bothells-fourth-july-event-calendar-and-fireworks-regulations).
Carnation 4th of July Celebration
JULY 4 5K Run for the Pies, 8:30 a.m. July 4, $20-$30; Kiddie Parade, 10:30 a.m., Grand Parade, 11 a.m., Main Street; entertainment, vendor village, car show, Carnation; entertainment, beer garden, fireworks, 1 p.m.-dusk, King County Tolt-MacDonald Park, Carnation (carnation4th.org/events.htm).
Mill Creek Garden Tour
SAT Tour six private gardens in Mill Creek, Everett and Bothell, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday; $15 (millcreekgardenclub.com).
SAT Guest speakers Ciscoe Morris and John Christianson, rose display, workshops, ice cream social, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday, 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, lavender cookies, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, Interbay P-Patch, 1500 Wheeler St., Seattle (206-999-9677).
Vashon Island Garden Tour
SAT-SUN Five gardens, expert garden talks, Garden Art Market, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, Vashon Allied Arts Gallery, 19704 Vashon Hwy., Vashon; $25 (vashonalliedarts.org/garden-tour).
Symphony of Gardens Tour
SUN Five gardens in Kirkland, Bellevue, Beaux Arts and Mercer Island, benefiting the Lake Washington Symphony Orchestra, 11 a.m.-4 p.m., musicians play in the gardens, 1-2 p.m. Sunday; $25 (brownpapertickets.com/event/1586858).
Doll and Teddy Bear Show and Sale
FRI-SAT Dolls, teddy bears, antiques, doll and teddy bear identification and appraisal, repair evaluation, 4-8 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Washington State Fair Events Center, 110 Ninth Ave. S.W., Puyallup; $4-$10 (253-841-5045 or crossroadsshows.com).
Greater Seattle Vintage Paper Collectibles Show
SAT-SUN Display and sale of old postcards, paper collectibles, stamps, advertising trade cards, valentines, travel brochures, photographs, aviation, auto, railroad, ship, movie memorabilia, free appraisals of old paper collectibles, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday, Kent Commons, 525 Fourth Ave. N., Kent; $5 (postcardshows.com).
Historic aircraft flights and tours
FRI-SUN Collings Foundation World War II tours and flights on three aircraft, walk through tours 2-5 p.m. Friday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, $6-$12; flights available by reservation, $450-$3200; Museum of Flight, 9404 E. Marginal Way S., Seattle (museumofflight.org).
MOHAI Maker Day/Speakeasy Saturday
SAT Maker Day: Screenprinting, explore printing technique, for all ages and skill levels, drop in any time 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, museum admission $14-$17, ages 14 and younger free; Speakeasy Saturday tasting by Sound Spirits, Seattle’s first craft distillery since Prohibition, 2, 3 and 4 p.m. Saturday, $5 at the door only; MOHAI, 860 Terry Ave. N., Seattle (206-324-1126 or mohai.org).
Mary Olson Farm
SAT-SUN White River Valley Museum’s preserved, historic, 67-acre farm farmhouse, barn, chickens, goats, cows, noon-4 p.m. Saturdays-Sundays through August, 28728 Green River Road, Auburn; suggested donation $2-$5 (253-288-7433 or wrvmuseum.org/visit_the_farm.html).
Crafts of the Past
SAT-SUN Demonstrations of crafts of the 1800s; historical illustration and calligraphy, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, Fort Nisqually Living History Museum, 5400 N. Pearl St., Tacoma; $4-$8 (fortnisqually.org).
First Thursday at the Klondike
JULY 2 Open until 8 p.m., special program, hiking the Chilkoot Trail, 6:30 p.m. July 2, Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park, 319 Second Ave. S., Seattle; free (206-220-4231 or nps.gov).
First Thursday, Asian Art Museum
JULY 2 Free museum admission, 10 a.m.-9 p.m. July 2, 1400 E. Prospect St., Seattle (206-654-3100 or seattlartmuseum.org).
First Thursday, Living Computer Museum
JULY 2 Free admission, 5-8 p.m. July 2, 2245 First Ave. S., Seattle (livingcomputermuseum.org).
First Thursday, MOHAI
JULY 2 Free admission, 10 a.m.-8 p.m. July 2, 860 Terry Ave. N., Seattle; surcharge for special exhibitions (206-324-1126 or mohai.org).
First Thursday, Museum of Flight
JULY 2 Free admission, 5-9 p.m. July 2, 9404 E. Marginal Way S., Seattle (206-764-5700 or museumofflight.org).
First Thursday, NAAM
JULY 2 Free admission, 11 a.m.-7 p.m. July 2, Northwest African American Museum, 2300 S. Massachusetts St., Seattle (206-518-6000 or naam.org).
First Thursday, Nordic Heritage Museum
JULY 2 Free admission, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. July 2, 3014 N.W. 67th St., Seattle (206-789-5707 or nordicmuseum.org).
First Thursday, SAM
JULY 2 Free admission, reduced surcharge on special exhibitions, tours, music, 10 a.m.-9 p.m. July 2, Seattle Art Museum, 1300 First Ave., Seattle; (206-654-3100 or seattleartmuseum.org).
First Thursday, the Burke
JULY 2 Free admission, 10 a.m.-8 p.m. July 2, Burke Museum of Natural History and Culture, University of Washington, Seattle; (206-543-5590 or burkemuseum.org).
First Thursday, White River Valley Museum
JULY 2 Free admission, exhibits on Puget Sound history, noon-8 p.m. July 2, 918 H St. S.E., Auburn (253-288-7433 or wrvmuseum.org).
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).
FRI Learn about the nocturnal species on a hike through the woods, bring a flashlight or headlamp; ages 5 and older, 7:30 p.m. Friday, Lewis Creek Park and Visitor Center, 5808 Lakemont Blvd. S.E., Bellevue; $2-$3, preregistration required (425-452-6885 or myparksandrecreation.com).
Bell Street Park Family Fun Days
SAT Imagination Playground foam shapes and games, kid-friendly concerts and entertainment, 10:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Saturday, Bell Street Park, Bell Street between First and Second Avenues, Seattle (seattle.gov/parks).
Native American Games
SAT Family Discovery Series Eastside Heritage Center active game program for ages 8 and older, 2 p.m. Saturday, Lake Hills Greenbelt, 15416 S.E. 16th St., Bellevue; free, preregistration required (425-452-6993).
SAT Use clues, like leaves, flowers, and bark to solve the tree mystery at Lewis Creek, ages 5 and older, 1 p.m. Saturday, Lewis Creek Park and Visitor Center, 5808 Lakemont Blvd. S.E., Bellevue; free no registration required (425-452-4195 or myparksandrecreation.com).
Bridle Trails Park Party in the Park
SAT Demonstrations by horse groups, entertainment, kids’ games, 5k/10k trail run ($20-$40), pancake breakfast. 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Saturday, Bridle Trails State Park, Northeast 53rd Street and 116th Avenue Northeast, Kirkland (425-307-3578 or bridletrails.org).
SUN Learn about ospreys and why they were chosen as team mascots, for all ages, 2 p.m. Sunday, Mercer Slough Environmental Education Center, 1625 118th Ave. S.E., Bellevue; free, no registration (425-452-2565).
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).
Seattle Parks kids’ programs
ONGOING Drop-in recreational activities for ages 5 to 14, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Mondays-Fridays, free lunch available noon-1 p.m., through Aug. 21; Othello Playground, 4351 S. Othello St.; Maplewood Playfield, 4801 Corson Ave. S.; Judkins Playground, 2150 S. Norman St.; Pratt Park, 1800 S. Main St.; Lakeridge Playground, 10145 Rainier Ave. S.; Little Brook Park, 14043 32nd Ave. N.E.; Highland Park, 1100 S.W. Cloverdale St.; Georgetown Park, 750 S. Homer St.; North Acres Park, 12718 First N.E., Seattle; free (206-615-0303 or parkways.seattle.gov).
Wild Waves Theme Park
ONGOING Rides, water park, open daily, 36201 Enchanted Parkway S., Federal Way; $14.99-$19.99 (253-661-8000 or wildwaves.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).
PLAN AHEAD Reserve a spot on ferry to island with beach, nature trails, July 5-Sept. 7, Jetty Landing & Boat Launch, Everett; ferry free, suggested donation $2/adult, $1/child (425-257-8304 or /everettwa.gov/Facilities/Facility/Details/Jetty-Island-82).
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 Swingnuts vintage jazz, 7:30 p.m. Friday; Route 66 Big Band swing, 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Third Place Commons, 17171 Bothell Way N.E., Lake Forest Park; free (thirdplacecommons.org).
Concerts at the Locks
SAT-SUN Eastside Modern Jazz, 2 p.m. Saturday, Kirkland Civic Orchestra, 2 p.m. Sunday, Hiram M. Chittenden Locks, 3015 N.W. 54th St., Seattle; free (blog.friendsoftheballardlocks.org/p/blog-page.html).
Contemporary dance performance
SUN Ciudad Interior dance company, 4 p.m. Sunday, Lynndale Park Amphitheater, 18927 72nd Ave. W., Lynnwood; free (ci.lynnwood.wa.us).
Seattle Peace Concerts
SUN Music by local bands, noon-6 p.m. Sunday, Gas Works Park, 2101 N. Northlake Way, Seattle; free (206-706-3035 or seapeace.org).
Summer Concert Series, Coulon Park
WED Outdoor concerts; Cherry Cherry Neil Diamond tribute, 7 p.m. Wednesday, Gene Coulon Memorial Beach Park, 1201 Lake Washington Blvd. N., Renton; free, parking limited (425-430-6719 or rentonwa.gov).
Firecracker 5000 5K
PLAN AHEAD Fourth of July-themed 5K run, 11:40 p.m. July 3, Memorial Stadium, Seattle; $35-$45 (promotionevents.com/Fire/index.htm).
Potluck and music to send Pastors for Peace Caravan to Cuba
MON Seattle/Cuba Friendship Committee and El Centro de la Raza send humanitarian aid to Cuba on the Caravan, 6 p.m. Monday, El Centro de la Raza, 2524 16th Ave. S., Seattle; free (seattlecuba.org).
Green Lake Open Water Swim
SUN Swim half-mile or mile race across Green Lake, awards to top finisher in each age group, 7:30 a.m. Sunday, Evans Pool, 7201 E. Green Lake Dr. N., Seattle; $25-$30 (206-684-4961 or seattle.gov/parks/Aquatics/GreenLakeOWS.htm).
Swimming beaches, Seattle
ONGOING 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).
ONGOING Outdoor saltwater pool open for public swims, water exercise, swimming classes, daily, Lincoln Park, 8603 Fauntleroy Way S.W., Seattle; $2-$6.50 (206-684-7494 or seattle.gov/parks/aquatics/colman.htm).
ONGOING Big pool with corkscrew slide and warmer, shallow Little Pool, open swims, water exercise, swim lessons, Friday Night Family Swim events, daily, 2535 32nd Ave. W., Seattle; $2-$6.50 (206-684-4708 or seattle.gov/parks/aquatics/mounger.htm).
Henry Moses Aquatic Center
ONGOING Leisure pool with water slides, wave machine, water spray, lazy river, toddler play area, lap pool, concessions, swim lessons, fitness classes, daily, 1719 S.E. Maple Valley Highway, Renton (425-430-6780 or rentonwa.gov/living/default.aspx?id=190).
Swimming beaches, Renton
ONGOING Lifeguards on duty noon-8 p.m. daily, Kennydale Beach Park, All day Friday-Monday, Gene Coulon Memorial Beach Park, 1201 Lake Washington Blvd. N., Renton; (425-430-6700 or rentonwa.gov/living/default.aspx?id=2250).
Neely Mansion Saturday Summer Tours
SAT Tour the historic Neely Mansion; a two-story Victorian farmhouse built in 1894, 1 p.m. Saturday, Neely Mansion, 12303 Auburn-Black Diamond Road, Auburn; $2 (neelymansion.org).
Metro Employees Historic Vehicle Association-MEHVA
PLAN AHEAD Four-hour tour of city’s trolley bus system on restored trackless trolley buses with stops; 11 a.m. July 4, Second Avenue South and South Main Street, Seattle; $5 (206-684-1816 or mehva.org).
Womb to Tomb Walk
SAT Volkssport 11k (6.8 miles) or 5k (3.1 miles) walk on road, sidewalks, trail, past cemetery, through community gardens, start anytime 8 a.m.-1 p.m., finish by 4 p.m. Saturday, Puyallup City Hall, 333 S. Meridian St., Puyallup (daffodilvalleyvolkssport.com).
Tacoma History Hike
SUN Walk, run or bike 1.5 mile course with checkpoints to collect answers to Tacoma-related historic trivia questions, includes museum admission for post-walk music, awards; 2 p.m. Sunday, walk-up registration opens 12:30 p.m., Washington State History Museum, 1911 Pacific Ave., Tacoma; $15-$25 (253-272-9747 or washingtonhistory.org).