A detailed, categorized calendar of events all over Seattle and Western Washington, July 10-16, 2015.

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Animal events

Marysville Poochapalooza

SAT Adoptable dog fashion shows, wiener dog races, pet contests, pet vendors and rescue organizations, food, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Asbery Field, Sixth Street and Union Avenue, Marysville; free, $5 donation suggested (poochapalooza.org).

Bow Wow Meow Luau Adoption Event

SUN Pawsitive Alliance hosts 17 animal rescue groups with dogs and cats of all ages, adoption fees vary, 10 a.m. Sunday, Denny’s Pet World, 12534 120th Ave. N.E., Kirkland (206-486-4738 or pawsitivealliance.org).

Northwest Trek Wildlife Park 40th Birthday Party

PLAN AHEAD Enrichment treats for animals, games, historical artifacts, tram tours of wildlife areas, 9:30 a.m.-6 p.m. July 17-19, Northwest Trek Wildlife Park, Eatonville; $8.25-$19.75 (360-832-6117 or nwtrek.org).

Old Dog Haven Walk for Old Dogs

PLAN AHEAD Benefit for Old Dog Haven, walk and pageant for all dogs, competitions, noon July 19, Cromwell Park, Shoreline; $25 (odhwalkforolddogs.org).

Auto events

Puget Sound Oldsmobile Car Show

SAT Vintage car show. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, Country Village, 23732 Bothell-Everett Highway, Bothell; free for spectators (pugetsoundoldsclub.org).

Return To Renton Car Show

SUN Display of hundreds of classic cars, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Sunday, Renton Downtown Piazza, South Third Street and Burnett Avenue South, Renton; $20/vehicle registration, spectators free (425-430-7589 or gorenton.com).


Swedish SummeRun

PLAN AHEAD Swedish Medical Center Foundation 5K run/walk to benefit ovarian cancer research, Survivor Tribute; 8:15 a.m. July 19, Seattle; $30-$35, fundraising encouraged (summerun.org).


Seattle-to-Portland Bicycle Classic

SAT-SUN Cascade Bicycle Club ride from Seattle to Portland in one or two days, 4:45 a.m. July 11, Husky Stadium parking lot, Seattle; $50-$145, space limited (cascade.org).

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).

Snoqualmie Valley Hospital Tour de Peaks Bike Ride

PLAN AHEAD Ride 25, 50 or 100-miles in Snoqualmie Valley, 7 a.m. July 18, North Bend; $49-$69 (tourdepeaks.org).


Family Dance, Cama Beach

SAT Family square dance with the Barn Owls, all ages welcome, no dance experience needed, 7 p.m. Saturday, Cama Beach State Park, Camano Island; free, Discover Pass required for parking (parks.wa.gov/483/Cama-Beach).

Dancing til Dusk

JULY 14, 16 Outdoor dance floor, first hour beginning dance lesson, no experience or partner required; Swingin’ in the Rain w/Dina Blade, 6-9:30 p.m. Tuesday, Westlake Park, 401 Pine St., Seattle; Chicharra Tango, 69:30 p.m. July 16, Occidental Park, Occidental Avenue South and South Main Street, Seattle; free; rain cancels (206-264-5646 or danceforjoy.biz/dancingtildusk2015.html).


Arlington Fly-In

FRI-SAT Aviation Festival and Airshow with warbird, antique and home built aircraft on display, military vehicles, attractions for all ages, 8 a.m.-8 p.m. Friday-Saturday, Arlington Airport, 188th Avenue Northeast, Arlington; $10-$15, ages 15 and younger free (425-430-7589 or arlingtonflyin.org).

Blue Willow Lavender Festival

FRI-SAT Music, food, vendors, crafts, classes, demos, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Friday-Saturday, Blue Willow Lavender Farm, 10615 Wright Bliss Road KP N., Gig Harbor (bluewillowlavenderfarm.com).

West Seattle Summer Fest

FRI-SUN Vendors, music by local bands, kids’ activities, 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Friday-Saturday, 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Sunday, California Avenue Southwest and Southwest Alaska Street, Seattle (wsjunction.org/summerfest).

Redmond Derby Days

FRI-SAT Redmond Arts Festival, 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Friday-Saturday, Redmond Town Center; beer and wine garden, food vendors, carnival, music, 4-10 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Saturday, Kid’s parade, 10 a.m. Saturday, grand parade, 11:10 a.m. Saturday, fireworks, 10 p.m. Saturday, Redmond City Hall Plaza, 15670 N.E. 85th St., Redmond (redmondderbydays.com).

Kent Cornucopia Days

FRI-SUN Street fair food courts, entertainment, kids’ activities, skateboard tournament, 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Friday-Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday; carnival opens 3 p.m. Friday, noon Saturday, 1 p.m. Sunday; parade, 2 p.m. Sunday, downtown Kent; Dragon Boats races, Sunday, Lake Meridian Park, 14800 S.E. 272nd St., Kent (kcdays.com).

Seafair Milk Carton Derby

SAT Teams race boats made of milk cartons for prizes, SUP (stand up paddleboard) races, entertainment, 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Green Lake Small Craft Center, 5900 Green Lake Way N., Seattle (206-728-0123 or seafair.com).

Wallingford Family Parade & Festival

SAT Parade with drill teams, marching bands and family-oriented organizations, 11 a.m., on North 45th Street from Interlake Avenue North to Bagley Avenue North; festival crafts, music and activities, noon-5 p.m. Saturday, Meridian Park, 4649 Sunnyside Ave. N., Seattle (visitwallingford.org).

Tanabata Festival

SAT Festival with poems and wishes written on paper strips to be attached to bamboo branches, garden decorated with origami, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, Seattle Japanese Garden, 1075 Lake Washington Blvd. E., Seattle; $4-$7 (206- 684-4725 or seattlejapanesegarden.org).

Polish Festival Seattle

SAT Polish music and dance performances, workshops, cultural and historical exhibits, marketplace, children’s activities, food vendors, beer garden, noon-8 p.m. Saturday, Seattle Center Armory, Seattle (206-684-7200 or polishfestivalseattle.org).

Chinatown International District Night Market

SAT International market, all-ages dance party, food trucks, 6 p.m.-midnight Saturday, Hing Hay Park, 409 Maynard Ave. S., Seattle (nightmarketseattle.com).

Black Diamond Miner’s Day

SAT 5K run, classic car show, Artist’s Chalk-In, Olde-Time Train Robbery, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Black Diamond (facebook.com/pages/Black-Diamond-Miners-Day/223734694304011).

Lakewood SummerFest

SAT Food and public market vendors, entertainment, soccer tournament, Police, Fire, and military displays, model boat races on the lake, kids’ zone, classic car show, beer garden, “The Lego Movie,” 11 a.m.-11:30 p.m. Saturday, Fort Steilacoom Park, 8714 87th Ave. S.W., Lakewood (253-589-2489 or cityoflakewood.us/parks-and-recreation/special-events/summerfest).

Ballard SeafoodFest

SAT-SUN Music, local brews, kids activities, arts and crafts, seafood and other food vendors, 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Saturday, 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Sunday, Market Street and Ballard Avenue, Seattle (seafoodfest.org).

Dragon Fest

SAT-SUN Asian-American performances, historic walking and food tours, kids’ activities, open air market with food, arts, crafts, Sakura Con Anime Costume Contest, noon-8 p.m. Saturday, noon-6 p.m. Sunday, Hing Hay Park, 409 Maynard Ave. S., Seattle (cidbia.org).

Queen Anne Days

SAT-SUN Neighborhood celebration, Summerfest wine, beer and cider garden, art walk, music, car show, dog parade, 2-9 p.m. Saturday; Familyfest kiddie parade, 10:30 a.m., music for all ages, food trucks, carnival games, bouncy houses, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday, West Queen Anne Playfield, 150 W. Blaine St., Seattle (queenannedays.com).

Wedgwood Art Festival

SAT-SUN Art show and sale, music, food, puppet shows, kids’ activities, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, Our Lady Of The Lake Parish and School, 8900 35th Ave. N.E., Seattle (wedgwoodfestival.com).

Mercer Island Summer Celebration

SAT-SUN Entertainment, noon-10:15 p.m. Saturday, 11:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday; children’s fun zone, 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday; arts and crafts marketplace, 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday; boat rides around the island, 10:30 a.m., 12:30 and 2:30 p.m. Saturday, $10-$15, preregister; car show, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Sunday, Mercerdale Park, 77th Avenue Southeast and Southeast 32nd Street, Mercer Island; parade, 10 a.m. Saturday, 78th Avenue Southeast from Southeast 27th Street to Mercerdale Park; food vendors, inflatables, fireworks show, 7-10 p.m. Saturday, Luther Burbank Park, 2040 84th Ave. S.E., Mercer Island (mercergov.org/SectionIndex.asp?SectionID=61).

Mill Creek Festival and Street Fair

SAT-SUN Arts and crafts booths, music, food booths, pet plaza, kid’s place, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, Mill Creek Town Center, 153rd Street Southwest and Main Street, Mill Creek (millcreekfestival.com).

Art By the Bay: A Stanwood-Camano Arts Guild Festival of Art and Music

SAT-SUN Art show and sale, music, food vendors. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, Stanwood & Camano Fairgrounds, 6431 Pioneer Highway, Stanwood (stanwoodcamanoarts.com/art-by-the-bay).

Café Campagne Bastille Day Celebration

TUE A party for the Revolutionaries in the cafe and Post Alley with beer, wine, street food, oysters, live music, burlesque and street performers, 4 p.m. Tuesday, Café Campagne, 1600 Post Alley, Seattle; free (206-728-2233 or facebook.com/events/859659777455252).

White Center Jubilee Days

JULY 16-19 Carnival, entertainment, parade, July 16-19, Steve Cox Memorial Park, 1321 S.W. 102nd St., Seattle (jubileedays.org).

Enumclaw King County Fair

JULY 16-19 Carnival rides and games, food, exhibits, animals, entertainment, 10 a.m.-10 p.m. July 16-17, 10 a.m.-midnight July 18, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. July 19, Enumclaw Expo Center, 45224 284th Ave. S.E., Enumclaw; $5-$7 (cityofenumclaw.net/447/King-County-Fair).

Bite of Seattle

PLAN AHEAD Food from 60 restaurants and other food vendors, live music and entertainment stages, cooking demonstrations, beer and wine gardens/tastings, vendors, Family Fun Zone, 11 a.m.-9 p.m. July 17-18, 11 a.m.-8 p.m. July 19, Seattle Center, Seattle (206-684-7200 or biteofseattle.com).

Seafair Indian Days Pow Wow

PLAN AHEAD Native American drummers, dancers in traditional regalia, arts and crafts, food vendors, 4-10 p.m. July 17, 10 a.m.-10 p.m. July 18, 10 a.m.-8 p.m. July 19, Daybreak Star Cultural Center, Discovery Park, Seattle; free July 17, $5/July 18-19 (unitedindians.org/powwow).

Des Moines Waterland Festival

PLAN AHEAD Parades, kids fun zone, carnival, Waterland 5K Run, Taste of Des Moines, beer and wine garden, Classic Car and Wooden Boat Show, noon-9 p.m. July 17, 8:30 a.m.-11 p.m. July 18, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. July 19, Des Moines (206-728-0123 or .destinationdesmoines.org/waterlandfestival).

Kirkland Uncorked

PLAN AHEAD Street Fair vendors, boat show, CityDog Dog Modeling Contest, 2-8 p.m. July 17, 11 a.m.-8 p.m. July 18, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. July 19, free admission; Tasting Garden for ages 21 and older, wine, grilling demonstrations, music, food, 5-10 p.m. July 17, noon-10 p.m. July 18, noon-6 p.m. July 19, $25-$35, Marina Park, Kirkland (kirklanduncorked.com).

Kla Ha Ya Days Festival

PLAN AHEAD Grand Parade (10:30 a.m., July 18), music stage, street fair, contests, Frogtastic Kids Fair, barbecue, car show, beer gardens, 3-10 p.m. July 17, 3-10 p.m. July 18, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. July 19, Snohomish (klahayadays.com).

Sequim Lavender Festival

PLAN AHEAD Street Fair with vendors, entertainment, kids’ activities, quilt show, lavender farm tours, July 17-19, Sequim (360-681-3035 or lavenderfestival.com).

Vashon Island Strawberry Festival

PLAN AHEAD Music, beer garden, July 17-19; carnival, noon-10 p.m. July 18, noon-5 p.m. July 19; parade, 11 a.m. July 18; car parade, noon July 19, Vashon (206-463-6217 or vashonchamber.com).

Bon Odori

PLAN AHEAD Japanese Buddhist festival to honor deceased ancestors, folk dances, traditional foods, martial arts demonstrations, cultural exhibits, 4-10 p.m. July 18, 3-8 p.m. July 19, Seattle Buddhist Temple, 1427 S. Main St., Seattle (206-329-0800 or seattlebetsuin.org).

Food events

Mount Rainier Wine Festival

SAT Sample Washington wine with music, food, 2 p.m. Saturday, Crystal Mountain Alpine Inn, Crystal Mountain; $40 (360-663-2262 or crystalhotels.com/mt-rainier-wine-festival).


Lavender U-Pick Sale

SAT-SUN Over 14 varieties of lavender to cut, lavender wands, wreaths, sachets, cookies, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, Interbay P-Patch, 1500 Wheeler St., Seattle (206-999-9677).

Yoga for Gardeners

SUN Easy yoga stretches and poses before, during, and after gardening, 1:30 p.m. Sunday, Swansons Nursery, 9701 15th Ave. N.W., Seattle; free (206-782-2543 or swansonsnursery.com).

Georgetown Garden Walk

SUN Self-guided tour of gardens in Georgetown neighborhood, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday, Bank of America, Georgetown, 1112 S. Bailey St., Seattle; free (georgetowngardenwalk.com).


Meeker Mansion Psychic Fair

SAT Discover your future or uncover your past, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, Meeker Mansion, 312 Spring St., Puyallup; $5 plus readers’ fees (253-848-1770 or meekermansion.org).

Washington State Decorated Egg Show

SAT-SUN Egg Artists’ Guild of Washington decorated egg show, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday, Everett Holiday Inn, 3105 Pine St., Everett; free (onmion.com/WaEggShow).

Museum events

Northwest Seaport Chantey Sing

FRI Sea songs singalong for all ages, 7:30 p.m. Friday, Tugboat Arthur Foss, 860 Terry Ave. N., Seattle; free (206-447-9800 or nwseaport.org).

Day Out With Thomas The Tank Engine

FRI-JULY 19 Train ride with Thomas the Tank Engine, related activities, 9 a.m.-5:15 p.m. Friday-Sunday and July 18-19, Northwest Railway Museum, 38625 S.E. King St., Snoqualmie; $23-$25, advance tickets recommended, space limited (ticketweb.com/dowt).

Speakeasy Saturday

SAT Samples from Seattle Cider Company while learning about Seattle’s Prohibition history, 2, 3 and 4 p.m. Saturday, Museum of History & Industry (MOHAI), 860 Terry Ave. N., Seattle; $5 (206-324-1126 or mohai.org/adult-learning-opportunities/745-speakeasysaturdays).

Duwamish Native Foods

SAT Speaker on foods for bears and people, shared meal, 1-4 p.m. Sunday, doors open noon, Duwamish Longhouse & Cultural Center, 4705 W. Marginal Way S.W., Seattle; free, preregister (206-431-1582 or brownpapertickets.com/event/1875912).

Veggie Car Races at Mary Olson Farm

SAT Kids build a car from vegetables to race, drop-in program, no registration required, 1 p.m. Saturday; historic farm open noon-4 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, Mary Olson Farm, 28728 Green River Road, Auburn; free (253-288-7433 or wrvmuseum.org/events.html).

Crafts of the Past, Fort Nisqually

SAT-SUN Demonstrations of spinning crafts of the 1800s, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, Fort Nisqually Living History Museum, 5400 N. Pearl St., Tacoma; $4-$8 (fortnisqually.org).

Bootlegger’s Bash

PLAN AHEAD Roaring 20s themed party, live music, entertainment, snacks, 6 p.m. July 17 at MOHAI, The Center for Wooden Boats, and the SS Virginia V, Seattle; $15-$25 (206-324-1126 or mohai.org).

Burke Museum Days of Summer

ONGOING Family activities includes games and crafts, themes Objects in the Sky, Friday; Navigation, Saturday- July 17; also, “Here & Now: Native Artists Inspired” exhibit including the mask that inspired the Seahawks logo, through July 27; 10 a.m. 5 p.m. daily, Burke Museum of Natural History and Culture, University of Washington, Seattle; $7.50-$10 (206-543-5590 or burkemuseum.org).

Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park

ONGOING Films shown every 30 minutes, gold panning demonstration, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. daily; historic Pioneer Square walking tours, 2 p.m. Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays; performances of “Klondike: The Last Adventure” interactive theater event Sunday, Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park, 319 Second Ave. S., Seattle; free (206-220-4240 or nps.gov/klse).

Paddle sports

Canoe Mercer Slough

SAT-SUN Three-hour, four-mile group paddle, canoeing experience and preregistration required, 8:45 a.m. Saturday-Sunday, Enatai Beach Park, Bellevue; $16-$18 (425-452-2565 or myparksandrecreation.com).

Dragon Boat Paddling

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, 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

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).

Planetarium Show: Planets, the Milky Way, and the Summer Sky

SAT Special Kids Show, 6 p.m. Saturday; planetarium program, 8:30 p.m. Saturday; if the sky is clear, astronomers provide telescopes for stargazing, Edwin E. Ritchie Observatory, 11299 Arrow Point Dr. N.E., Battle Point Park, Bainbridge Island; $2 (206-842-9152 or bpastro.org).


SAT Low-tide walks, exhibits, food, presentations by the Skokomish Tribe, children’s activities, information on restoring and protecting Puget Sound shellfish beds, seafood lunch available, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, Twanoh State Park, 12190 E. SR 106, Union; free, Discover Pass required for parking (parks.wa.gov/294/Twanoh).

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).

Outdoor yoga

SAT Class for all-levels by University Family YMCA, bring mat or towel; rain cancels, 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Cowen Park, 5849 15th Ave. N.E., Seattle; free (206-524-1400).

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).

Arboretum walk

SUN Casual guided tour with focus on hydrangeas and summer bloomers, 1 p.m. Sunday, Graham Visitor Center, 2300 Arboretum Dr. East, Seattle; free (206-543-8800 or uwbotanicgardens.org).

Energy of the Sun

SUN Learn about the relationship we all have with the sun, 2 p.m. Sunday, Mercer Slough Environmental Education Center, 1625 118th Ave. S.E., Bellevue; free (425-452-2565 or bellevuewa.gov/mseec.htm).

Bastille Day Petanque Tournament

SUN Petanque, 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Sunday, Edmonds Civic Center Playfield, 230 Sixth Ave. N., Edmonds (edmondspetanqueclub.org).

Beach Naturalist Program

TUES-WEDS Explore the beach at low tide with Seattle Aquarium naturalists, drop in 9:30 a.m.-noon Tuesday, 10 a.m.-12:45 p.m. Wednesday, Olympic Sculpture Park beach, Carkeek Park, Golden Gardens, South Alki, Lincoln Park, Seattle; Richmond Beach, Shoreline; Seahurst, Burien; Des Moines Beach Park and Saltwater State Park, Des Moines; free (seattleaquarium.org).

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).

Harbor WildWatch Guided Beach Walks

WED-JULY 16 Harbor WildWatch Naturalists and Volunteers explore the intertidal habitat at low tide, on the hour 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Wednesday, Penrose Point State Park, 321 158th Ave., Lake Bay; on the hour 2-4 p.m. Wednesday and July 16, Purdy Sand Spit, State Hwy 302 KP N., Gig Harbor; on the hour 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Wednesday and July 16, Kopachuck State Park, 10712 56th St. N.W., Gig Harbor; free (253-514-0187 or harborwildwatch.org).

Pianos in the Parks

JULY 16 Kickoff event-off live music, food trucks and 22 hand-painted pianos unveiled by the artists and played by local pianists before being transported to area parks where people can play them thru Aug. 16. 1:30 p.m. July 16, n Lake Union Park, 860 Terry Avenue N., Seattle (pianosintheparks.com).

Jetty Island

ONGOING Reserve a spot on ferry to two-mile island with beach and nature trails; sand paths not suitable for strollers or other wheeled devices; special programs on some dates; 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays, 10 a.m. 9 p.m. Fridays-Saturdays, 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Sundays, Jetty Landing & Boat Launch, 10th Street and West Marine View Drive, Everett; ferry free, suggested donation $2/adult, $1/child; parking $3 (425-257-8304 or /everettwa.gov/Facilities/Facility/Details/Jetty-Island-82).


Belltown Beats

FRI Performances by local musicians for all ages, 6:30 p.m. Friday, Bell Street Park, Bell Street between First and Second Avenues, Seattle (gigs4u.org/news-events/belltown-beats-seattle-parks-concert-series).

Seattle Chamber Music Society music in the parks

FRI-WEDS Classical music by student ensembles from UW, Seattle Youth Symphony, Bellevue Youth Symphony and others, 7:15 p.m.; live audio broadcast of Seattle Chamber Music Society concert at Benaroya Hall streamed live to the park, 8 p.m. Friday, Freeway Park, 700 Seneca St., Seattle; Monday, Columbia Park, 4721 Rainier Ave. S., Seattle; Wednesday, Volunteer Park, Seattle; free (206-283-8730 or seattlechambermusic.org).

Music at Third Place Commons

FRI-SAT Miss Rose & Her Rhythm Percolators vintage jazz, 7:30 p.m. Friday; Fabulous Roof Shakers blues, 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Third Place Commons, 17171 Bothell Way N.E., Lake Forest Park (thirdplacecommons.org).

Concerts at the Locks

SAT-SUN Puget Sound Symphony Chamber Players wind instruments, 2 p.m. Saturday; 85th Street Big Band, 2 p.m. Sunday, Hiram M. Chittenden Locks, 3015 N.W. 54th St., Seattle (blog.friendsoftheballardlocks.org/p/blog-page.html).

Seattle Peace Concerts

SUN Music by local bands, noon-6 p.m. Sunday, Magnuson Park, 7400 Sand Point Way N.E., Seattle; free, food bank donations suggested (206-706-3035 or seapeace.org).

Edmonds Summer Concerts

SUN Ballard Sedentary Sousa Band, 3 p.m. Sunday, City Park, Third Avenue and Pine Street, Edmonds (edmondswa.gov/summer-concerts.html).

Recess Monkey

TUE Music for kids and families, 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Kelsey Creek Farm Park, 410 130th Place S.E., Bellevue (425-452-7688).

Summer Concert Series, Coulon Park

WED Outdoor concert; Afrodiasiacs, 7 p.m. Wednesday, Gene Coulon Memorial Beach Park, 1201 Lake Washington Blvd. N., Renton; free, parking limited (425-430-6719 or rentonwa.gov).

Burien Music in the Park

WED-JULY 16 Cajun with Whozyamama, 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, North SeaTac Park, South 128th Street and 20th Avenue South, SeaTac; The Diamond Experience, 6:30 p.m. July 16, Lake Burien School Park, Southwest 148th Street and 16th Avenue South, Burien; free (206-988-3700 or burienparks.net).

Kirkland Summer Concerts

JULY 16 Bobby Medina, 7-8:30 p.m. July 16, Marina Park, 25 Lake Shore Plaza, Kirkland; free (kirklandsummerconcerts.weebly.com).

Darrington Bluegrass Festival

PLAN AHEAD Live music, food vendors, camping, 6-11 p.m. July 17, 9 a.m.-11 p.m. July 18, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. July 19, Darrington Music Park, Highway 530, Darrington; $20-$55 (360-436-1179 or darringtonbluegrass.com/).


Queen Anne Fun Run/Walk

SAT 3.3 mile run/walk to benefit Queen Anne Helpline, 8 a.m. Saturday, Queen Anne Lutheran Church, 2400 Eighth Ave. W., Seattle; $35-$40 (queenannehelpline.org).

Kent Cornucopia Days 5k

SAT Flat, certified course for run/walk along the Green River Trail, 9 a.m. Saturday, Three Friends Fishing Hole Park, South 196th Street and 58th Place, Kent; $10-$30, free for ages 60 and older (253-856-5050 or kentarts.com).

Head for the Cure 5K Run & Walk

SAT Head for the Cure Foundation fundraiser for brain cancer research, 8 a.m. Saturday, Marymoor Park, 6046 W. Lake Sammamish Parkway N.E., Redmond; $15-$40 (HeadfortheCure.org).

West Seattle Float Dodger 5K run/walk

PLAN AHEAD Outrun the parade float of the West Seattle summer parade and benefit the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, 9:45 a.m. July 18, Seattle; $35-$40 (206-330-5967 or floatdodger5k.com).

Seafair Triathlon & Kids Triathlon

PLAN AHEAD Adult Triathlon: 1-mile swim, 20-mile bike, 10K run. Kids Triathlon: Kids Beginner Course: 50 yard swim, 1-mile bike, .2 mile run. Kids Intermediate Course: 100 yard swim, 2-mile bike, .5 mile run., Seward Park, Seattle; $25-$135 (seafair.com).


Bellevue Friends of the Library book sale

SAT Books in many languages for all ages, priced 50 cents to $2, proceeds support library programs; 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, Bellevue Library, 1111 110th Ave. N.E., Bellevue (425-450-1765 or kcls.org).

Special interest


TUE Find out what’s happening on our solar system’s distant dwarf planet, activities for ages 3 through adult, inforatmion on the New Horizons spacecraft including scheduled 6:02 p.m. transmission as it flies by Pluto, 5-7 p.m. Tuesday, High Point Branch Library, 3411 S.W. Raymond St., Seattle (206-684-7454).

Volunteer Park Conservatory After Hours Bastille Day Party

TUE Friends of the Conservatory French wines, liquors, cheeses, live music, poetry, 5:30-8:30 p.m. Tuesday, Volunteer Park Conservatory, 1400 E. Galer St., Seattle; $20-$25 (206-322-4112 or volunteerparkconservatory.org).

Pilchuck Glass School Open House

WED Watch hot glass activities, tour campus, glass art sale, music, food, noon-5 p.m. Wednesday, 1201 316th St. N.W., Stanwood; $20-$35, by reservation (206-621-8422 or pilchuck.com).


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).

Mounger Pool

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).

Swimming beaches, Bellevue

ONGOING Lifeguards on duty noon-7 p.m. daily at park beaches Meydenbauer, 419 98th Ave. N.E.; Newcastle, 4400 Lake Washington Blvd. S.E.; Chism, 9600 S.E. 11th St.; Clyde, 2 92nd Ave. N.E.; Enatai, 3519 108th Ave. S.E.; and 2-5 p.m., Chesterfield Beach Park, 2501 100th Ave. S.E., Bellevue (425-452-4444 or bellevuewa.gov/beach_lifeguard_sched.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, Gene Coulon Memorial Beach Park, 1201 Lake Washington Blvd. N., Renton (425-430-6700 or rentonwa.gov/living/default.aspx?id=2250).


Watershed Tours

SAT-SUN Seattle Public Utilities 2.5 hour tours historic of historic townsite of Cedar Falls and walk on Masonry Dam to see where Seattle’s water comes from, for adults and ages 10 and older, 12:30 p.m. Saturdays-Sundays, $5-$10; one hour tours for all ages, 2 p.m. Saturdays-Sundays, $5; Cedar River Watershed Education Center, 19901 Cedar Falls Road S.E., North Bend; by reservation (206-733-9421 or seattle.gov/util/EnvironmentConservation/OurWatersheds/CedarRiverWatershed/ProgramsTours/index.htm).

25th Anniversary Mountains to Sound Greenway Trek

SAT-JULY 19 Explore trails, mountains, and communities on fully supported biking, hiking and camping excursion to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the original Mountains to Sound Greenway March; options include full trek Saturday-July 19; bike, Saturday-Tuesday, hike, Wednesday- July 19, Snoqualmie Tunnel 2-mile bike ride, Tuesday; hidden trails of Cougar Mountain 11-mile hike, July 18; Trek into Seattle hike, July 19; $25-$425, preregistration required (206-382-5565 or mtsgreenway.org/explore-the-greenway/trek).

Walk Back in Time

JULY 16 Walk celebrates 125 years of Edmonds history, bring your own stories and family history to share, 1 p.m. July16, Edmonds Memorial Cemetery, 820 15th St. S.W., Edmonds; free (425-771-4741).