A detailed, categorized calendar of events all over Seattle and Western Washington, Aug. 21-27, 2015.

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Animal events

Seniors for Seniors

FRI-SUN Fees waived on all cats age 7 year and older, $50 off adoption fees for all dogs 7 years and older for adopters ages 60 years and older, 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Friday-Saturday, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Sunday, Seattle Humane Society, 13212 S.E. Eastgate Way, Bellevue (425-649-7563 or seattlehumane.org).

Woof Walk

SUN Leashed dogs welcome on walk with ranger to learn about local parks, 10 a.m. Sunday, Lake Hills Greenbelt, 15416 S.E. 16th St., Bellevue; free, preregistration required, course 94434 (425-452-6993).


Make a Difference Saturday: Back to School

SAT Activities to support students in Nepal working to rebuild after the earthquake, learn about YWCA, 10 a.m. Saturday, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Visitor Center, 440 Fifth Ave. N., Seattle; free; donate new, unwrapped school supplies in support of the YWCA School Days program any day through Aug. 22 (206-709-3100 or www.gates.ly/1L6ZCqc).

Alki Beach 5k Walk & Run

SUN All ages walk and run to support NW Hope & Healing Foundation, 8 a.m. Sunday, Alki Beach Park, 1702 Alki Ave. S.W., Seattle; $35-$40/$100 fundraising goal encouraged (alkibeachrun.com).

PAWSwalk 2015

PLAN AHEAD 5k walk to raise money for animals in need at PAWS, beer garden, food trucks, pet-related vendors and contests, 9 a.m. Aug. 29, Marymoor Park, Redmond; free, $25 donation suggested, fundraising encouraged (425-787-2500 or paws.org).


Fundraiser dance

FRI Dance lesson, 7:30 p.m., open dancing, 9 p.m. Friday, to benefit dance teacher unable to work during cancer treatment, Century Ballroom, 915 E. Pine St., Seattle; suggested donation $35/lesson and dance, $20/dance only (206-324-7263 or centuryballroom.com).

Blue Moon Swing

FRI Intermediate West Coast Swing dance lesson, 8:30 p.m.; swing dancing to soul, R&B and blues, 9 p.m. Friday, Alki Masonic Hall, 4736 40th Ave. S.W., Seattle; $5 suggested donation (bluemoonswing.com/about).

Emerald City Contra

FRI Beginners dance lesson, 7 p.m.; dance to live music with caller, 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).

Swing and Everything

SAT Rumba lesson, 7 p.m.; dance with DJ music, 8 p.m. Saturday, Juanita Community Club, 13027 100th Ave. N.E., Kirkland; $12 (U-RDancing.com).

Sno-King International Folk Dance Club

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

Seattle Thrillers rehearsals

SUN Learn the Thriller dance to participate in worldwide event Oct. 24, 1 p.m. Sunday, Artspace Hiawatha Lofts, 843 Hiawatha Place S., Seattle; free (seattlethrillers.com).

Dancing Til Dusk

AUG. 27 West Coast Swing with DJ, beginning dance lesson first hour, no experience or partner required, 6-9:30 p.m. Aug. 27, Bell Street Park, Bell Street between First and Second Avenues, Seattle; free; rain cancels (206-264-5646 or danceforjoy.biz).


Tibet Fest

SAT-SUN Himalayan arts, music with traditional and contemporary performances, craft bazaar, film screenings, food vendors, children’s corner, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, Seattle Center Armory, Seattle (206-684-7200 or seattlecenter.com).

Viking Days

SAT-SUN Swedish pancake breakfast, 9 a.m.-noon Saturday-Sunday; Run Like a Viking 5K, 8 a.m. Saturday, $30, ages 12 and younger $10, preregister; Nordic entertainment, Viking encampment, beer garden, food vendors, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday-Sunday; salmon bake, 4:30-7 p.m. Saturday, Nordic Heritage Museum, 3014 N.W. 67th St., Seattle (206-789-5707 or nordicmuseum.org/VikingDays.aspx).

Arts in Nature Festival

SAT-SUN Performances by 40 artists including indie rock, traditional Japanese folk, dance, poetry, audio/visual installations, Museum of Sound installations, art activities, costumed hikes through the forest, beer garden, poetry workshops, 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Saturday, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Sunday, Camp Long, 5200 35th Ave. S.W., Seattle; $10 (206-923-0853 or naturec.org/festival).

Camlann Medieval Harvest Festival

SAT-SUN Medieval English village with knightly combat, puppetry, crafts, archery, minstrels, noon-5 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, lunch available noon-3 p.m., feast available by reservation, 5 p.m. Saturday, Camlann Medieval Village, 10320 Kelly Road N.E., Carnation; $6-$10, ages 5 and younger free; feast $45 (425-788-8624 or camlann.org).

Kitsap Fair and Stampede

WED-AUG. 30 Livestock entertainment, vendors, 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Aug. 26-29, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Aug. 30; carnival, 11 a.m.-11 p.m. Aug. 26-27, 11 a.m.-midnight Aug. 28-29, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Aug. 30; Xtreme Bulls, 7 p.m. Aug. 26; Stampede PRCA Rodeo, 7 p.m. Aug. 27-29, Destruction Derby, noon Aug. 30, All day Wednesday-Sunday, Kitsap County Fairgrounds, 1200 N.W. Fairgrounds Road, Bremerton; $7-$10/fair; $10-$36/fair and Stampede events (kitsapgov.com/parks/Fairgrounds/Pages/Fair_Stampede.htm).

Evergreen State Fair

AUG. 27-SEPT. 7 Horse shows, rodeo, animals, exhibits, contests, carnival rides, 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Aug. 27-Sept. 7, Evergreen State Fairgrounds, 14405 179th Ave. S.E., Monroe; $6-$12 (360-805-6700 or evergreenfair.org).

Food events

Tumwater Artesian BrewFest

SAT Craft beer from around the state, music, lawn games, food vendors, 1-8 p.m. Saturday, Tumwater Valley Golf Course, 4611 Tumwater Valley Drive, Tumwater; $20-$25, military and designated driver discounts available (tumwaterartesianbrewfest.com).

Belltown Crush

SUN Tastes from 15 Cascade Valley wineries, pig roast, local bands, grape-stomping competition, wine store, proceeds benefit Plymouth Housing Group, $25/includes 10 tastes); free family friendly block including food trucks. bouncy house, 1-5 p.m. Sunday, Bell Street Park, Seattle; $25 (plymouthhousing.org/how-you-can-help/events/belltown-crush).


Car Club Swap Meet & Car Corral

SAT Maple Valley Street Rats Car Club automotive-related items only swap, cars for sale, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Wal-Mart, 17432 S.E. 270th St., Covington (maplevalleystreetratscarclub.com).

Washington Clay Arts Association Summer Social & Studio Tours

SAT Studio tours, meet fellow clay artists from around the state, tours 11 a.m.-4 p.m., social 5-8 p.m. Saturday, Whidbey Island; free (washingtonclayarts.org).

Wildlife Photography Class in Two Parts

TUE Northwest Wildlife Photos class on wildlife photography, basics, 5:30 p.m. Aug. 25, shooting wildlife photography 8:30 a.m. Aug. 29; Lake Sammamish State Park, Issaquah; $20, preregister (eventbrite.com/e/wildlife-photography-class-in-two-parts-tickets-17785620269).

Battle of Snoqualmie

PLAN AHEAD Washington Civil War Association camps of the Union and Confederate infantry, cavalry, artillery, Navy, Marines, engineers and civilians, historic displays, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Aug. 29, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Aug. 30, Meadowbrook Farm, North Bend; $5-$10, ages 9 and younger free (battleofsnoqualmie.com).

Museum events

Summer Nights on the Strato Deck

FRI Happy hour on the airfield with music, trivia games, food and beverages available, 4-8 p.m., 4 p.m. Friday, Future of Flight Aviation Center, 8415 Paine Field Boulevard, Mukilteo; $3, ages 5 and younger free; preregister (futureofflight.org/summer-nights).

Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park

FRI-SUNFilms shown every 30 minutes, gold panning demonstrations, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. daily; historic Pioneer Square walking tours, 2 p.m. Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays; Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park, 319 Second Ave. S., Seattle; free (206-220-4240 or nps.gov/klse).

“Titanoboa: Monster Snake” Opening Day

SAT Exhibit on snakes features replica and fossil casts of the biggest snake ever discovered, a 48-foot-long, 1.5 tons snake that lived 60 million years ago; 10 a.m.-5 p.m. daily, until 8 p.m. first Thursdays, through Nov. 15; Opening Day ice cream samples, 10:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m., snake crafts and reptilian activities for all ages, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, Burke Museum of Natural History and Culture, University of Washington, Seattle; $7.50-$10 (206-543-5590 or burkemuseum.org).

Seattle Style in the Roaring Twenties

SAT Fashion lecture on the 1920s, 11 a.m.; garment viewings, 1 and 2 p.m. Saturday, in conjunction with the “American Spirits: The Rise and Fall of Prohibition” exhibit’s last weekend, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. daily through Sunday, Museum of History & Industry (MOHAI), 860 Terry Ave. N., Seattle; $14-$17, ages 14 and younger free (206-324-1126 or mohai.org).

Crafts of the Past, Fort Nisqually

SAT-SUN Demonstrations of crafts of the 1800s; Native American art and culture, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, Fort Nisqually Living History Museum, 5400 N. Pearl St., Tacoma; $4-$8 (metroparkstacoma.org/fort-nisqually-living-history-museum).

Park events

Tukwila Kids Festival

FRI Entertainment, bouncers, water balloons, food concessions, noon-4 p.m. Friday, Cascade View Community Park, 14211 37th Ave. S., Tukwila (tukwilawa.gov/recreation/recevent.html).

PSBA Kid’s Day

SAT Puget Sound Beekeepers Association host story time, science activities, scavenger hunt, arts and crafts, honey tasting, hive demonstrations, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, High Point Commons Park, 6400 Sylvan Way S.W., Seattle; free. registration requested, walk-ins welcome (westseattlebeegarden.com).

Yoga in the Arboretum

SAT Yoga in outdoor environments for beginners through advanced practitioners., 9:30 a.m. Saturday, Washington Park Arboretum, 2300 Arboretum Dr. E., Seattle; $20 (206-685-8033 or depts.washington.edu/uwbg/visit/calendar.shtml).

Summer at SAM, Olympic Sculpture Park

SAT Yoga, 10:30 a.m.; tour, 1 p.m.; Zumba, 2 p.m., art activities, 11 a.m. 1 p.m. Saturday; art activities, entertainment, food trucks, 6-8 p.m. Thursdays;, Olympic Sculpture Park, Broad Street and Elliott Avenue, Seattle; free (seattleartmuseum.org).

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).

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).

Cambodian Cultural Celebration

SAT Cambodian traditional music, dance, drumming; activities, contests, displays, demonstrations, food vendor, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Saltwater State Park, 25205 Eighth Pl. S., Des Moines; fre, Discover Pass required for parking (wspf.org/calendar-of-events).

Shadows of the Past Living History Program

SAT Rangers guide walks along the Trail of the Shadows in Longmire to meet historical figures along the way, wear sturdy footwear, bring bug repellent and flashlight, walks leave 8:30, 8:50, 9:10 and 9:30 p.m. Saturday, Mount Rainier National Park; program free; park admission $20/vehicle (360-569-6577).

That Woodpecker is Driving Me Crazy

SUN Learn why woodpeckers are a benefit to homeowners, and we can get along together, for ages 12 and older, 1 p.m. Sunday, Lewis Creek Park Visitor Center, 5808 Lakemont Blvd. S.E., Bellevue; free, no registration required (425-452-4195).

Foster Kids Day at Wild Waves

SUN Half off park admission with donation of school supplies for foster children, including backpacks, 3-ring binders, flash drive, packs of pens and pencils; 10 a.m.=7 p.m. Sunday, Wild Waves Theme Park, 36201 Enchanted Parkway S., Federal Way; regular admission $14.99-$39.99, parking $10 (253-661-8000 or wildwaves.com).

National Parks/State Parks free entrance day

TUE Free entrance Tuesday to all National Parks (nps.gov/findapark/feefreeparks.htm) and Washington State Parks (wspf.org/calendar-of-events).

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. Monday-Friday, free lunch available noon-1 p.m.; 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.

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).

Owl Prowl

PLAN AHEAD Walk to look for owls, 8 p.m. Aug. 28, Lake Hills Greenbelt, 15416 S.E. 16th St., Bellevue; free (425-452-6993 or myparksandrecreation.com).


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; free (gigs4u.org/news-events/belltown-beats-seattle-parks-concert-series).

Seattle 7 Writers: The Rejections

FRI Musical performance by Seattle7Writers’ rock band, The Rejections and Trailing Spouses, with food, drink, books sold and signed, 7 p.m. Friday, Elliott Bay Book Co., 1521 10th Ave., Seattle; $5 benefits Camp Ten Trees (elliottbaybook.com).

Music at Third Place Commons

FRI-SAT Market Street Dixieland Jazz Band, 7:30 p.m. Friday; Quartet Michma jazz/funk, 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Third Place Commons, 17171 Bothell Way N.E., Lake Forest Park; free (thirdplacecommons.org).

Family Concert

SAT Rolie Polie Guacamole rocking “kindie” band from Brooklyn, snacks and drinks provided, kids welcome to test jump trampoline, 2 p.m. Saturday, Springfree trampoline, 1875 N.W. Poplar Way, Issaquah; free (425-654-1306 or springfreetrampoline.com/family-concert-series).

Al Jolson

SAT Program and vintage recordings of entertainer Al Jolson on the 110th anniversary of his appearance at Everett Theatre, 2 p.m. Saturday, Everett Public Library, 2702 Hoyt Ave., Everett (425-257-8000).

Bluegrass in the Gardens

SAT Three bands perform starting at noon, bring blanket or chairs, food and drinks available, 11 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Saturday, Meerkerk Gardens, 3531 Meerkerk Lane, Greenbank, Whidbey Island; $15, ages 15 and younger free (360-678-1912 or meerkerkgardens.org).

Concerts at the Locks

SAT-SUN MachOne Jazz Orchestra, 2 p.m. Saturday; Microsoft Jumpin’ Jive Orchestra, 2 p.m. Sunday, Hiram M. Chittenden Locks, 3015 N.W. 54th St., Seattle; free (blog.friendsoftheballardlocks.org/p/blog-page.html).

Seattle Peace Concerts

SUN Music by local bands, noon-6 p.m. Sunday, Volunteer Park, 1247 15th Ave. E., Seattle; free, food bank donations requested (seapeace.org).

Edmonds Summer Concert

SUN Bill Derry Band pop/rock, 3 p.m. Sunday, City Park, Third Avenue and Pine Street, Edmonds (edmondswa.gov/summer-concerts.html).

Pop-Up on the Plaza

WED Hip-hop artist Gabriel Teodros, writers discuss “Octavia’s Brood” science fiction anthology by Octavia Butler, 5-8:30 p.m. Wednesday, Atsuhiko and Ina Goodwin Tateuchi Plaza outside Fourth Avenue entrance, Seattle Central Library, 1000 Fourth Ave., Seattle (206-386-4636 or spl.org/pop-up).


Run Like a Viking 5K

SAT Viking-inspired costumes encouraged, 8 a.m. Saturday, Golden Gardens Park, 8498 Seaview Place N.W., Seattle; $40/ages 11 and younger $10 (206-789-5707 or ventbrite.com/o/nordic-heritage-museum-3541517293).


Tukwila Community Garage Sale

SAT-SUN Shop for bargains at sales at homes around Tukwila Saturday-Sunday (tukwilawa.gov/yardsale.html).

Redmond So Bazaar

AUG. 27 Arts and craft market, noon-10 p.m.; entertainment, noon-1 p.m. and 5:30-8:30 p.m.; food trucks, Sip Bazaar wine, microbrews, cocktails, 4 p.m., Aug. 27, Redmond Central Connector Trail at Signals, Leary Way and 161st Avenue Northeast, Redmond (redmond.gov/cms/one.aspx?objectId=121779).

Special interest

Renton Library Opening Celebration

SAT Ribbon cutting celebration of major renovation with more materials, more computers, expanded wireless access and dedicated areas for children and teens, 9:30 a.m.; library opens 10 a.m. with self-guided tour, food, music, 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Saturday, 100 Mill Ave. S., Renton (425-369-3478 or rentonwa.gov/living/default.aspx?id=842).

DigiPen Day

SAT Five-year anniversary of the ribbon-cutting ceremony of DigiPen, play, create, explore the worlds of gaming and art, industry talks from DigiPen faculty, T-shirt tie-dye station, food, ceramics, painting, and life drawing, student-made table top games and video games to play, Minute to Win It games, inflatable obstacle course, ages 15 and younger must be accompanied by a parent/legal guardian, be prepared to show photo ID, 11 a.m.- 2 p.m. Saturday, DigiPen Institute of Technology, 9931 Willows Road N.E., Redmond; free, preregister (425-629-5001 or digipen.edu/digipen-day).

Brown Bear Free Car Wash Day

AUG. 27 Free washes to celebrate its 58th anniversary, 8 a.m.-8 p.m. at 21 Brown Bear automated “tunnel wash” locations in the Puget Sound area (brownbear.com).


Swimming beaches, Seattle

ONGOING Lifeguards on duty, weather permitting, 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Saturdays-Sundays, noon-7 p.m. Mondays-Fridays; 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).

Colman Pool

ONGOING 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).

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).


Seattle Architecture Foundation

FRI-AUG. 28 Walking tours, Greatest Hits tour, 10 a.m. Friday and 1 p.m. Sunday; Art Deco Skyscrapers, 10 a.m. Aug. 27; Design Details, 10 a.m. Aug. 28, all from Seattle Architecture Foundation, 1333 Fifth Ave, Rainier Square Atrium, Seattle; High Ambitions, buildings from the 1980s through the 21st Century, 10 a.m. Saturday, from Smith Tower, Seattle; $15-$25 (seattlearchitecture.org).

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).

Vintage Train Excursions

SAT-SUN Vintage train excursions to Snoqualmie Falls overlook and North Bend, some with steam engine, 11:30 a.m.-4:45 Saturday-Sunday, Northwest Railway Museum, 38625 S.E. King St., Snoqualmie; $12-$20 (425-888-3030 or trainmuseum.org).

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).

Mt. Rainier Scenic Railroad

SAT-SUN Historic train through scenic foothills, 10 a.m., 12:45 and 3:30 p.m. Saturdays-Sundays, Mount Rainier Scenic Railroad, 54124 Mountain Highway E., Elbe; $17-$31, reservations recommended (360-569-7959 or mrsr.com).

Mt. Baker: More Than a View

PLAN AHEAD Seattle Architecture Foundation walking tour of neighborhood architecture and history, 10 a.m. Aug. 29, Mount Baker Community Club, 2811 Mount Rainier Drive S., Seattle; $15-$25 (seattlearchitecture.org).

Travel events

Travel seminar

SAT How to pack like a savvy traveler, 10 a.m. Saturday, Savvy Traveler, 112 Fifth Ave. S., Edmonds; $5, by reservation (425-744-6076 or savvytravelerstore.com).


Explore Issaquah

SAT-SUN Volkssport 21k (13 miles), 10K (6.2 miles), 6k (3.7 miles) walks on sidewalks and park trails, 21k includes Tradition Lake; start anytime 8-11 a.m., finish by 2 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, Tibbets Valley Park, 965 12th Ave. N.W., Issaquah; free (interlakentrailblazers.org).

Park 2 Park Walk

WED Walk 4.4 miles with some woody, hilly areas, 6 p.m. Wednesday, Spruce Park, 16864 36th Ave. W., Lynnwood; (verdanthealth.org).


The Artist’s Way Gifts

SAT Tools and small steps to help you tap into your creative side to benefit you personally and professionally, inspired by “The Artist’s Way” by Julia Cameron, 11 a.m. Saturday, Lake Hills Library, 15590 Lake Hills Blvd., Bellevue; free (425-747-3350 or kcls.org/usingthelibrary/locations/directions.cfm?locID=24).