A detailed, categorized calendar of events all over Seattle and Western Washington, Aug. 5-11, 2016.

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Animal events

C-Fair Charity Horse Show

FRI-SUN Multi-breed horse show featuring Morgans, American Saddlebreds and Friesian in competition; proceeds benefit Seattle Children’s Hospital; 9 a.m.-10 p.m. Friday-Saturday, 8 a.m.-6 p.m. Sunday, Evergreen State Fairgrounds, 14405 179th Ave. S.E., Monroe; free for spectators (evergreenfair.org/calendar.aspx?CID=14).

Catapalooza Weekend

SAT-SUN Cat party, adoption discounts, fees waived on adult cats, first 25 kitten adoptions each day free, then reduced from regular prices to $50 for one kitten, $90 for two kittens, 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Saturday, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Sunday, Seattle Humane, 13212 S.E. Eastgate Way, Bellevue (425-649-7563 or seattlehumane.org).

Woodland Park Zoo

ONGOING Daily activities include baby gorilla Yola in the gorilla exhibit, 1 p.m., weather permitting; keeper talks, 11:30 a.m.; giraffe feeding experience, 10-11 a.m. and 3-4 p.m. ($5, cash only, closed Tuesdays); Family Farm contact area, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.; Willawong Station bird feeding ($1/seed stick, cash only); historic carousel ($2); Banyan Wilds tour, 1:30 p.m.; Butterfly Garden; 9:30 a.m.-6 p.m. daily, Woodland Park Zoo, 5500 Phinney Ave. N., Seattle; $12.25-$19.95, ages 2 and younger free (206-548-2500 or zoo.org).


Walk to End Hydrocephalus

SAT Seattle Children’s Hospital and Hydrocephalus Association Walk fundraiser, three routes available, 1.5-3.1 miles, 9:30 a.m. Saturday, registration opens 7:45 a.m., Magnuson Park, 7400 Sand Point Way N.E., Seattle; free, donations/fundraising encouraged (425-649-0080 or hawalk.kintera.org/seattle).

Gumshoe 5K Walk

THRU AUG. 14 Solve clues that lead through 5K neighborhood route, proceeds benefit Greenwood Senior Center, Greenwood Elementary School PTA, Phinney Ridge Lutheran Church Food Bank; pick up form Friday through Aug. 14, Phinney Center, Ken’s Market or Couth Buzzard Books, Seattle; $15-$20 (dothegumshoe.org).

Seafood Boil

PLAN AHEAD Music, wine, seafood, supports Discover Burien community activities, 5 p.m. Aug. 13, Seahurst Park, Burien; $75 (206-433-2882).

Kitsap Wine Festival

PLAN AHEAD Music, food, wine tasting and sale, benefits Harrison Medical Center Foundation, 2 p.m. Aug. 13, Harborside Fountain Park, 100 Washington Ave., Bremerton; $55-$65 (kitsapwinefestival.com).

Fred Hutch Obliteride

PLAN AHEAD Fundraising bike ride for cancer research at Fred Hutch; 10-, 25-, 50-, 85- and 100-mile routes, Aug. 13-14, Seattle; $100-$200 registration fees, fundraising commitment $500-$1000 (206-667-7433 or obliteride.org).

Tom Douglas Lawn Party and Croquet Tournament

PLAN AHEAD Team croquet tournament, Dahlia Lounge food tents, cocktail +beer garden, music, costume contest; for ages 21 and older only; benefits Food Lifeline, 1 p.m. Aug. 14, South Lake Union Discovery Center, Seattle; $600/team of 6 participants; $30/spectators (dahliacroquet.com).


Ride to Umoja Fest

SUN Cascade Bicycle Club 7.5 mile, easy pace, mostly flat ride to Umoja Fest African American Festival and Parade; steady rain cancels, 2 p.m. Sunday, Seattle Asian Art Museum, 1400 E. Prospect St., Seattle (cascade.org/node/26129).

Bike for Pie

SUN Celebration of cycling, 8 mile or challenging 32 miles course, pie, live music, 11 a.m.-1 p.m., registration 8:30 a.m. Sunday, Waterfront Park, Bainbridge, 370 Brien Drive S.E., Bainbridge Island; $7-$30 (bikeforpie.org).


Seafair Air Show Cruises

FRI-SUN Buffet lunch, see the Blue Angels, 11:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Friday-Sunday; watch hydroplane racing and Seafair Air Show, breakfast and afternoon buffet, 10 a.m. Saturday-Sunday, $140-$189; Waterways Cruises, 2441 N. Northlake Way, Seattle; $98-$132, by reservation (206-223-2060 or waterwayscruises.com).


Skandia Dance

FRI Dance workshop, 7:30 p.m., dance to recorded music from Sweden with DJ, 8:30 p.m. Friday, Cedar Valley Grange, 20526 52nd Ave. W., Lynnwood; $15, kids free (425-954-5262 or skandia-folkdance.org).

Dance and lesson

FRI Line dance lesson, 7 p.m., dance to a variety of music with DJ, 8-11 p.m. Friday, Rockin’ Horse Dance Barn, 11820 150th Ave. S.E., Renton; $10-$12 (425-255-9211 or learn2dance4fun.com).

Sno-King International Folk Dance Club

SAT Folk dancing, 7 p.m. Saturday, Cedar Valley Grange, 20526 52nd Ave. W., Lynnwood; $5-$7 (206-524-7360 or sno-king.org).

Dancing ’til Dusk

TUE-AUG. 11 Solomon Douglas Quintet swing music for dancing, beginning dance lesson first hours, 6-9:30 p.m. Tuesday, Westlake Park, 401 Pine St., Seattle; Kevin Buster’s Lunch Money swing and blues for dancing, 6-9:30 p.m. Aug. 11, Freeway Park, 700 Seneca St., Seattle; free, rain cancels (206-264-5646 or danceforjoy.biz/dancingtildusk).


Seafair Weekend hydroplane races and air show

FRI-SUN Hydroplane races on Lake Washington, air show featuring U.S. Navy Blue Angels, music, food vendors, beverage gardens, hydroplane exhibits, Kids Zone rides, games and activities, Cooking Stage chef demos, Bolt on the Blue water ski racing, 8:30 a.m.-6 p.m. Friday-Saturday, 7:30 a.m.-6 p.m. Sunday; Air Show, 11:45 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Friday, 12:25-4:15 p.m. Saturday-Sunday 6-7 with U.S. Navy Blue Angels at approximately 1:15 p.m. daily;, Genesee Park and Playfield, 4316 S. Genesee St., Seattle; $10-$35, Friday admission free; bleacher seating additional $25; Pit Pass, $10; free shuttle from Columbia City Light Rail Station, 7 a.m.-6 p.m. daily; half price admission for people arriving by bicycle, secure bicycle parking available (seafair.com).

Jet Blast Bash

FRI-SUN U.S. Navy Blue Angels takeoffs and landings, family activities, display of military aircraft, live rock and blues music, beer, food, special guests SR-71 pilot and author Brian Shul and former Blue Angels pilot and team captain William Newman, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Friday-Sunday, Museum of Flight, 9404 E. Marginal Way S., Seattle; $13-$23, ages 4 and younger free (206-764-5720 or museumofflight.org).

UmojaFest African American Heritage Festival

FRI-SUN Entertainment, African drum and dance, hip-hop fest, basketball tournament, marketplace, community resource fair, 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Friday, 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Saturday, 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Sunday; Children’s Day activities, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Friday; Judkins Park & Playfield, 2150 S. Norman St., Seattle; African American Heritage Parade, 1 p.m. Aug. 6, on 23rd Avenue from Union Street to Judkins Park, subject to change due to construction project on 23rd Avenue, Seattle (umojafamilyfest.com).

SalmonFest Seattle

FRI-SUN Salmon bake, noon-7 p.m. Friday, noon-7 p.m. Saturday, noon-5 p.m. or until salmon runs out Sunday, Lake City Community Center, 12531 28th Ave. N.E., Seattle; street festival vendors, music, kids’ activities, 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Saturday, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday, on 28th Avenue Northeast in front of Lake City Community Center; kids’ parade, 6 p.m., Pioneer Days parade, 7 p.m. Aug. 6, Lake City Way from Northeast 135th Street to Northeast 123rd St., Seattle (salmonfestseattle.comor lakecitypioneerdaysparade.org).

Magnolia Summerfest

FRI-SUN Beer garden and entertainment, 5-10 p.m. Friday, Seafair parade, 11 a.m. Saturday, sidewalk sale and entertainment, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, West Magnolia Playfield, West Smith Street and 33rd Avenue West, Seattle (magnoliasummerfest.org).

Stanwood Camano Community Fair

FRI-SUN Entertainment, parade, carnival, vendors, 9 a.m.-10 p.m. Friday-Saturday, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Sunday, Stanwood & Camano Fairgrounds, 6431 Pioneer Highway, Stanwood; $7-$10 (stanwoodcamanofair.org).

Anacortes Arts Festival

FRI-SUN Art by hundreds of artists, music on three stages, wine/beer gardens, food vendors, children’s area, 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday, downtown Anacortes (anacortesartsfestival.com).

Harvest Fair

SAT Local food, music, organic farmers market, urban farm activities, cider press, cooking and gardening tips, vendors, hosted by Seattle Tilth and PCC Natural Markets, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Meridian Park, 4649 Sunnyside Ave. N., Seattle; free, donations encouraged (bit.ly/29KcfdP).

Afro Latino Festival

SAT Music, folk dance, salsa lessons, workshops, Latin-American food, kids’ activities, noon-7 p.m. Saturday, Meadowdale Playfields, 16700 66th Ave. W., Lynnwood (afrolatinofestival.org/lynnwood.html).

Index Arts Festival

SAT Music, food vendors, 10 a.m.-10 p.m.; arts and crafts vendors, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; local poetry readings and open mic, children’s art activities, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Doolittle Park, 300 Fifth Ave., Index (indexartsfestival.org).

Washington Midsummer Renaissance Faire

SAT-SUN Jousting, dancing, games, music, puppet show, 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Saturday-Sunday and Aug. 20-21, Kelly Farms, 20021 Old Sumner Buckley Highway, Bonney Lake; $13-$50 (800-587-0172 or washingtonfaire.com).

Skagit County Fair

WED-AUG. 13 Farm animals, carnival, food, car show, music, 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Wedneday-Aug. 13, Skagit County Fairgrounds, 1410 Virginia St., Mount Vernon; $4-$8 (360-416-1350 or skagitcounty.net/fair).

Pierce County Fair

AUG. 11-14 Entertainment, 4-H exhibits and animal shows, 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Aug. 11-13, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Aug. 14, Pierce County Fairgrounds, 21606 Meridian Ave. E., Graham; $5, $1/ages 6-15 Aug. 11 only, military with ID free Aug. 13 only (piercecountyfair.com).

South Lake Union Block Party

PLAN AHEAD Music, food vendors, burger grilling competition, beer garden, poster-printing, 11 a.m.-11 p.m. Aug. 12, South Lake Union Discovery Center, 101 Westlake Ave. N., Seattle (slublockparty.com).

Kirkland Summerfest

PLAN AHEAD Beer and wine garden, food vendors, music and dancing, 1-11 p.m. Aug. 12, 11 a.m.-11 p.m. Aug. 13; kids’ rides, touch-a-truck, art displays, vendors and activities, 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Aug. 13, on the waterfront and downtown Kirkland (425-822-7066 or kirklandsummerfest.com).

A Taste of Edmonds

PLAN AHEAD Four stages of entertainment, arts, crafts and food vendors, 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Aug. 12-13, 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Aug. 14, Edmonds Civic Center Playfield, Edmonds; $4, ages 12 and younger free (425-776-6711 or atasteofedmonds.com).

Festival at Mt. Si

PLAN AHEAD Food vendors, beer garden, entertainment, music, art show, 9 a.m.-10 p.m. Aug. 12, 9 a.m.-10 p.m. Aug. 13, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Aug. 14, Si View Community Center and Park, North Bend (425-888-8535 or festivalatmtsi.org).

Seattle Summer Parkways- Rainier Valley Neighborhood

PLAN AHEAD Seattle city streets closed to traffic to enjoy outdoor activities with food trucks, live music and entertainment, bike rentals, yoga and other activities at Rainier Valley Playfield, Columbia City, Columbia Park, Hillman City, Brighton Playfields and Othello Park, 12:30-4:30 p.m. Aug. 13, including Rainier Valley Heritage Festival and Parade, 11 a.m. Aug. 13, Rainier Avenue South from South Edmunds Street to South Hudson Street, Seattle (seattle.gov/transportation/summerpark_RainierValley.htm).

Iranian Festival

PLAN AHEAD Performances, poetry, puppetry, food, 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Aug. 13, Seattle Center Armory, Seattle (206-684-7200 or iaca-seattle.org).

Auburn AugustFest

PLAN AHEAD Auburn Days parade, 11 a.m. Aug. 13, Main Street; entertainment, food and craft vendors, beer garden, classic car show, kids’ rides and activities, parade, 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Aug. 13, Les Gove Park, 11th Street and Auburn Way South, Auburn (253-931-3043 or auburnwa.gov/augustfest).

Kenmore Play Day

PLAN AHEAD Community event for kids, obstacle courses, sports, arts and crafts activities, games, story walk, canoe rides, Northshore Fire Department aide car tours, food vendors, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Aug. 13, Kenmore Rhododendron Park, 6910 N.E. 170th St., Kenmore; free (425-398-8900 or kenmorewa.gov/events).

SummerFest, Bainbridge

PLAN AHEAD Touch-a-truck, kids’ games, classic cars, vendors, entertainment, beer garden, mountain bike course, noon-9 p.m. Aug. 13, Battle Point Park, 11299 Arrow Point Drive N.E., Bainbridge Island; $5-$7 (biparks.org/biparks_site/recreation/special-events.htm).

J.J. Hill Train Festival

PLAN AHEAD Small-scale train rides, food, music, pie contest, vendors, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Aug. 13, Great Northern & Cascade Railway, 101 N. Fifth St., Skykomish; free (skytrainfestival.com).

Stillaguamish Festival of the River & Pow Wow

PLAN AHEAD Entertainment, Pow Wow, logging shows, kids’ activities, 10 a.m. Aug. 13-14, River Meadows County Park, 20416 Jordan Rd., Arlington; free admission, parking $10 (festivaloftheriver.com).

Food events

Pancake Breakfast

SAT Pancakes, eggs, ham, coffee, tea, juice, all ages welcome; proceeds support services at Northshore Senior Center; 8-11 a.m. Saturday, Northshore Senior Center, 10201 E. Riverside Drive, Bothell; $5 (425-487-2441 or northshoreseniorcenter.org).

Swedish Pancake Breakfast

SUN Live music, dancing, authentic Swedish pancakes with ham, lingonberries, 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Sunday, Swedish Club, 1920 Dexter Ave. N., Seattle; $5-$9 (206-283-1090 or swedishclubnw.org).

Paella on the Patio

SUN Meat and seafood paella, $16/plate, tapas and drink menu available; 15 percent of proceeds benefit charity, 5 p.m. Sunday, Pintxo, 2207 Second Avenue, Seattle; reservations recommended (206-441-4042 or pintxoseattle.com).

Boehm’s Candies Grand Celebration — 60 years in Issaquah

WED Open house style tours of the factory, chalet and chapel, noon-12:30 and 1:30-3 p.m.; refreshments, chocolates, rollback prices on treats and sliders, strolling musicians, noon-3 p.m. Wednesday, Boehm’s Candies, 255 N.E. Gilman Boulevard, Issaquah (425-392-6652 or boehmscandies.com/celebrate).

Chowdown Bellevue Food Truck Round Up

WED Entertainment, 10 food trucks, 4-8 p.m. Wednesday, Ashwood Park, 10820 N.E. 10th St., Bellevue; free parking at Bellevue Library (425-452-6914 or bellevue.com/chow-downtown.php).

Washington Wine Tasting

AUG. 11 Try some of the state’s varietals, 6 p.m. Aug. 11, POCO Wine + Spirits, 1408 E Pine Street, Seattle; $15 (206-322-9463 orfacebook.com/events/577249122434778/).

S’mores Days

AUG. 11-12 Grilled s’mores with handcrafted graham crackers, marshmallows and Theo chocolate, $5/each, portion of proceeds benefits Food Lifeline, noon-5 p.m. Aug. 11-12, Theo Chocolate, 3400 Phinney Ave. N., Seattle (206-632-5100 or theochocolate.com).

Sunset Supper at Pike Place Market

PLAN AHEAD Food and beverages from local restaurants, wineries, breweries and distilleries, music, 7:30 p.m. Aug. 12, Pike Place Market, Seattle; $135-$275 (206-682-7453 or pikeplacemarketfoundation.org/sunset-supper-at-pike-place-market).

Tacoma Beer & Blues Festival

PLAN AHEAD Samples from 30+ Washington State breweries and cideries, local food vendors, music by local blues bands, 1-8 p.m. Aug. 13, Tacoma; $25-$30, $10/designated driver (253-591-5890 or broadwaycenter.org).


How to Attract Backyard Birds

SAT Master Birder with Seattle Audubon and King Co./WSU Master Gardener on how to invite birds and bugs to your garden, 10 a.m. Saturday, Bellevue Botanical Garden, 12001 Main St., Bellevue; $35 (425-452-2750 or bellevuebotanical.org/location.html).

Art in the Garden

SAT-SUN Art sale featuring thirty-five artists from Washington, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Sunday, Matson Family Farms, 46620 228th Ave. S.E., Enumclaw (360-802-6787 or plateauartsalive.org/news.html).

Indoor Plants Made Easy

SUN Tips and tricks that to make it simple to grow houseplants, 11 a.m. Sunday, Swansons Nursery, 9701 15th Ave. N.W., Seattle; free (206-782-2543 or swansonsnursery.com).

Summer Perennial Borders: Plants that Keep on Giving

AUG. 11 Learn about hardy, herbaceous plants and best practices on a stroll in the Perennial Border, with indoor discussion about Northwest summer perennials, 6:30 p.m. Aug.11, Bellevue Botanical Garden, Bellevue; $35 (425-452-2750 or bellevuebotanical.org/calendar.html).


Anglicon 2016: Bigger on the Inside

FRI-SUN Guests include Dan Starkey (Strax — Doctor Who), Norman Lovett (Holly — Red Dwarf), Annette Badland (Margaret Blaine/Blon Slitheen — Doctor Who, Mrs. FitzGibbons — Outlander), and Terry Molloy (Davros — Doctor Who), with panels, vendors, contests, masquerade, game shows, dances, gaming, crafting; 10 a.m.-midnight Friday-Sunday, Doubletree Hotel Seattle Airport, 18740 International Blvd., SeaTac; $20-$80 (425-308-4982 or anglicon.com).

Pacific Northwest Audio Society meeting

TUE Society dedicated to the exploration and enjoyment of fine music and electronics, visitors welcome, 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Kirkland Women’s Club, 407 First St., Kirkland; free (audiosociety.org).

Summer Fitness Classes

TUE-WED Drop-in classes for all ages and experience levels, Zumba, 6-7 p.m. Tuesdays, Next 50 Plaza; Gentle Yoga, bring a yoga mat, 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Wednesdays, Exhibition Hall Lawn, Seattle Center, Seattle; free (seattlecenter.com/fitness/).

Outdoor Yoga

WED Outdoor yoga, weather permitting, bring blanket or towel, 8:30 a.m. Wednesday, Volunteer Park northwest lawn behind Seattle Asian Art Museum, 1247 15th Ave. E., Seattle; free (volunteerparktrust.org/events/).

Battle of Snoqualmie

PLAN AHEAD Civil War battle re-enactments and living history encampments, battles, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Aug. 13, 9 a.m.- 3 p.m. Aug. 14, Meadowbrook Farm, North Bend; $5-$10, ages 10 and younger free (battleofsnoqualmie.com).

Museum events

Friday at the Fort

FRI Fundraiser party, music, beer and food available, 6-9:30 p.m. Friday, Fort Nisqually Living History Museum, 5400 N. Pearl St., Tacoma; $12-$15 (253-591-5339 or metroparkstacoma.org/calendar/index.php?cid=4339&fac[]=129).

Meet a Scientist

SAT Local scientists share their work through activities and conversation, for all ages, 1-4 p.m. Saturday, Pacific Science Center, 200 Second Ave. N, Seattle; $11.75-$28.75 (206-443-2001 or pacificsciencecenter.org).

Seattle Youth Empowerment Day

SAT Activities for young people to imagine ways to make an impact in their communities, 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Museum of History & Industry (MOHAI), 860 Terry Ave. N., Seattle; $10 (206-324-1126 or mohai.org/youth).

Vintage Collectables, Crafts, and Appraisal Faire

SAT Vintage collectibles, crafts, and antiques vendors; certified professionals evaluate your treasures, $10 per item; food trucks; 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Neely Mansion, 12303 Auburn-Black Diamond Road, Auburn; $10 (253-850-2777 or neelymansion.org).

Grand Ridge Mine History Hike

SAT Issaquah History Museums moderately easy hike on trails to see and learn about historic mining, 10 a.m. Saturday, East Sunset Trailhead, 661-831 E. Sunset Way, Issaquah; $10, preregistration required, space limited (425-392-3500 or issaquahhistory.org/events).

With My Own Eyes: The Core Exhibit of the Holocaust Center for Humanity

SUN-WED Stories, artifacts, and testimony of local Holocaust survivors, challenging visitors to think critically about issues including prejudice, injustice, and bigotry and how each of us can help improve the world; 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sundays and Wednesdays through August 21, Holocaust Center for Humanity, 2045 Second Ave., Seattle; free (206-582-3000 or HolocaustCenterSeattle.org).


PLAN AHEAD Explore the science behind bubbles, demonstrations, hands-on activities, entertainment for guests of all ages, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Aug. 12-14, Pacific Science Center, Seattle; $11.75-$19.75 (206-443-3659 or pacificsciencecenter.org/bubblefest/).

Downtown History Hike: The 20th Century

PLAN AHEAD Museum hosts walking tour of local history, 1 p.m. Aug. 13, Issaquah Depot Museum, Issaquah; $10, preregister, space limited (425-392-3500 or issaquahhistory.org/events/).

Star Trek: Exploring New Worlds

ONGOING Exhibition celebrates the 50th anniversary of the franchise with 100 artifacts, set pieces and props from the television series, spinoffs and films to showcase the impact of Star Trek on culture, society, arts, technology and fashion, with transporter simulator, 10 a.m.-7 p.m. daily, EMP Museum, 325 Fifth Ave. N., Seattle; $21-$30 (206-770-2700 or empmuseum.org).

The Art of the Brick

ONGOING More than 100 pieces of art created by LEGO bricks, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday-Sundays, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday through June 10; 10 a.m.-6 p.m. daily June 11-Sept. 5, Pacific Science Center, 200 Second Ave. N, Seattle; exhibit $7-$9 in addition to $11.75-$19.75 admission (206-443-2001 or pacificsciencecenter.org).

Toys of the ’50s, ’60s and ’70s

ONGOING Traveling exhibit with displays and activities, Gumby, Barbie, Slinky, Mr. Potato Head, Hot Wheels and other toys and games of the 1950s through 1970s, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. daily, until 8 p.m. Thursdays in July and August and first Thursday of every month, Museum of History & Industry (MOHAI), 860 Terry Ave. N., Seattle; $13.95-$19.95, ages 14 and younger free (206-324-1126 or mohai.org).

Paddle sports

Jobe Paddleboard Demo

SAT Jobe Watersports paddleboard demos for all ages, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, Green Lake Bathhouse Beach, 7312 East Green Lake Dr. N., Seattle; free (409-392-3004 or jobesports.com/jobe-sup/sup-to-the-people/).

Park events

Family Fun Evenings

FRI Music, entertainers and activities for all ages, 5-7 p.m. Friday, International Childrens Park, 700 S. Lane St., Seattle (seattle.gov/parks/downtown).

Discovery Park Beach Shuttle

SAT-SUN Shuttle picks up and drops off riders at Visitor Center parking lot, north parking lot bus stop, beach parking lot, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, Discovery Park, 3801 W. Government Way, Seattle; free (seattle.gov/parks/environment/discovery.htm).

Arboretum walk

SUN Walking tour focusing on the Arboretum’s collection of Pacific Northwest plants, 1 p.m. Sunday, Graham Visitor Center, 2300 Arboretum Dr. East, Seattle; free (206-543-8616 or uwbotanicgardens.org).

Owl Prowl/Tree/Bird Focus

PLAN AHEAD Learn about owls, then hike 2 miles in the forest to call them; for ages 10 and older, 8 p.m. Aug. 12, $10 (brownpapertickets.com/event/2580111); walk through the park to learn about bird molting, for ages 10 and older, 8 a.m. Aug. 13, $5 (brownpapertickets.com/event/2579964); walk to explore one of the largest swaths of old growth forest in Seattle, for ages 6 and older, 11 a.m. Aug. 13, $5 (brownpapertickets.com/event/2580982); Seward Park Audubon Center, 5902 Lake Washington Boulevard S., Seattle.

Big Day of Play

PLAN AHEAD Seattle Parks and Recreation obstacle course inflatables, rock climbing wall, cultural music and dance presentations, dance workshops, life-jacket giveaway, food, noon-6 p.m., noon Aug. 13, Rainier Community Center, 4600 38th Ave. S., Seattle; free transportation from Bitter Lake, High Point, International District Chinatown, Magnuson, Northgate, South Park, Yesler, Rainier Beach and Van Asselt Community Centers, register by Aug. 10 (bigdayofplay.com).

Botany Walk in Bridle Trails State Park

PLAN AHEAD Washington Native Plant Society hosts walk to identify plants and discuss problems that urban forests face with invasive species, 9 a.m. Aug. 13, Bridle Trails State Park, Kirkland; free, preregister, Discover Pass required to park in the lot (425-827-6595 or bridletrails.org).


Summer concert series

FRI Outdoor concerts, free popcorn and snow cones, bring blanket or chair; Cherry Cherry Neil Diamond tribute band, 6 p.m., food and beverages available for purchase, 5:30-7:30 p.m. Friday, Providence Mount St. Vincent, 4831 35th Ave. S.W., Seattle; free (206-937-3701 ext. 28652 or washington.providence.org/senior-care/mount-st-vincent/events).

Concerts at the Locks

SAT-SUN Batucada Brazilian samba, 2 p.m. Saturday; Ballard Sedentary Sousa Band, 2 p.m. Sunday, Hiram M. Chittenden Locks, 3015 N.W. 54th St., Seattle; free (206-764-3742 or www.nws.usace.army.mil/Missions/Civil-Works/Locks-and-Dams/Chittenden-Locks/Calendar-of-Events).

Blue Sundays

SUN Highway 99 Blues Club hosts outdoor concert, Rose City Kings, 2 p.m. Sunday, Waterfront Park, 1401 Alaskan Way, Seattle; free (friendsofwaterfrontseattle.org/all-events/blue-sundays-highway-99-blues-club).

Seattle Peace Concert

SUN Live music from local bands promoting peace, noon-6 p.m. Sunday, Lower Woodland Park, 1000 N. 50th St., Seattle; free, nonperishable food bank donations suggested (seapeace.org).

Edmonds Summer Concerts

SUN-AUG. 11 Centerpiece Jazz Band, 3 p.m. Sunday, Edmonds City Park, Third Avenue South and Pine Street, Edmonds; Bonnie Birch Duo, noon Tuesday, Hazel Miller Plaza, Fifth Avenue South and Maple Street; Maya Soleil Traditions, 5 p.m. Aug. 11, Hazel Miller Plaza, Edmonds; free (edmondswa.gov/summer-concerts.html).

Magically Ridiculous Game Show

TUE Jeff Evans magic show for all ages, noon Tuesday, Richmond Beach Saltwater Park, 2021 N.W. 197th St., Shoreline; free (206-801-2600 or shorelinewa.gov/government/departments/parks-recreation-cultural-services/special-events/lunchtime-concert-series).

Kent Summer Concert Series

TUE-AUG. 11 Jessica Lynn country music, noon Tuesday, Kent Station; Matt Baker comedy stunt show, noon Wednesday, Town Square Park; Spyrographs, 6 p.m. Wednesday, Kent Station; Country Lips, 7 p.m. Aug. 11, Lake Meridian Park, Kent; free (kentwa.gov/arts/summer).

U Village Sound of Summer Concert

WED Music, food bites, beer garden, kids’ activities; The Paperboys, 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, University Village Mall, 25th Avenue Northeast and Northeast 45th Street, Seattle; free (uvillage.com).

Pacific Cello Quartet

WED Classical music, 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Kruckeberg Botanic Garden, 20312 15th Ave. N.W., Shoreline; free (206-417-4645 or www.shorelinearts.net/eventsprograms/concerts-in-the-park).

Woodinville Concerts in the Park

WED Crème Tangerine music of the Beatles, 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, Wilmot Gateway Park, 1730 N.E. 131st Ave., Woodinville; free (celebratewoodinville.com/music-line-up).

Hiawatha Summer Concerts

AUG. 11 Bring a chair or blanket for seating; Total Experience Gospel Choir, 6:30 p.m. Aug. 11, Hiawatha Playfield, Walnut Avenue Southwest and Southwest Forest Street, Seattle (westseattleblog.com/2016/06/summer-concerts-at-hiawatha-2016-heres-the-lineup).

Burien Music in the Park

AUG. 11 Old-school soul with Kim Archer Band, 6:30 p.m. Aug. 11, Lake Burien School Park, Southwest 148th Street and 16th Avenue Southwest, Burien; free (206-988-3700 or burienwa.gov/concerts).

Kirkland Summer Evening Concert Series

AUG. 11 Summerfest Celebration Kickoff beer garden, food trucks, Redline, 5 p.m., Vaudeville Etiquette, 8-10 p.m. Aug. 11; Marina Park, 25 Lake Shore Plaza, Kirkland; free (kirklandsummerconcerts.weebly.com).


Kids Fun Run

SAT Race for ages 3 to 12, 1K (.6 mile) or 2K (1.2 miles), 10 a.m. Saturday, McCollum Pioneer Park, 600 128th St. S.E., Everett; $20 (425-921-5779 or millcreekkidsfunrun.com).

Kids Obstacle Challenge

PLAN AHEAD One to two mile course with obstacles, for kids ages 5-16; 8 a.m. Aug. 13, Lake Sammamish State Park, Issaquah; $30-$40 (kidsobstaclechallenge.com).

Lake Union 10K

PLAN AHEAD Race, 7:30 a.m. Aug. 14, Lake Union Park, 860 Terry Ave. N., Seattle; $20-$40 (lakeunion10k.com).

Color Run Tropicolor World Tour

PLAN AHEAD 5K run with tropical theme course, Finish Festival with music, dancing, color throws, 8 a.m. Aug. 14, Tacoma Dome, Tacoma; $39-$59 (thecolorrun.com/locations/tacoma-wa/).


Summer Shuk: An Open Air Market

FRI Rotating variety of small businesses, farmers, and local food producers, music, 3-6 p.m. Friday, Stroum Jewish Community Center, 3801 E. Mercer Way, Mercer Island (sjcc.org/blog/summer-shuk-open-air-market/).

City of DuPont Citywide Yard Sale

SAT Biannual citywide yard sales, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, DuPont (dupontwa.gov/DocumentCenter/View/1664).

Attic/rummage sale

AUG. 11-13 Antiques, collectibles, toys, Christmas items, books, bake sale, food vendor; proceeds support senior center activities; 8 a.m.-6 p.m. Aug. 11-12, 8 a.m.-noon Aug. 13, Northshore Senior Center, 10201 E. Riverside Drive, Bothell (425-487-2441 or northshoreseniorcenter.org).

Special interest

Blue Angels Air Show, Sky View Observatory

FRI-SUN See the Seafair Air Show from Seattle’s highest vantage point, 8:30 a.m.-6 p.m. Friday-Saturday, 7:30 a.m.-6 p.m. Sunday, 73rd Floor of Columbia Center; extended beer and wine happy hour, 2-7 p.m. Sky View Cafe, Columbia Center, 701 Fifth Ave., Seattle; $14.75, $9/seniors, students, ages 6-12 and military with ID; ages 5 and younger free (206-386-5564 or skyviewobservatory.com).

From Hiroshima to Hope

SAT Annual lantern floating ceremony commemorating the anniversary of the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, 6 p.m. Saturday, Seattle Public Theater at the Bathhouse, 7312 W. Green Lake Drive N., Seattle; free (fromhiroshimatohope.org).


Seafair Fleet Week & Boeing Maritime Celebration

FRI-SUN Public tours of U.S. Navy and Coast Guard or Canadian Navy ships, photo ID required, flat-heeled, closed-toe shoes recommended, small camera bags and handbags permitted, no large bags/backpacks; 9 a.m.-4 p.m. through Sunday, Peir 66, Bell Street and Alaskan Way, and Pier 69, 2710 Alaskan Way, Seattle; 2-6 p.m. Friday, 12:30-4 p.m. Sunday, Pier 90, 2001 W. Garfield St., Seattle; free (seafair.com/p/about/253).

Trail to Treasure

FRI-SUN Walking tour of historic district to learn about places and events that shaped development of Pioneer Square, Seattle and the region, 2 p.m. Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays, Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park, 319 Second Ave. S., Seattle; free limited to 20 people (206-220-4240 or nps.gov/klse/planyourvisit/summer-program-schedule.htm).

Among Ancients: Old Growth Forests Tour

SAT Hikes into some of the lowland old growth, including ancient forests, 2-3 miles moderate to strenuous intensity hike over rough terrain on and off trail, 9 a.m. Saturday, Cedar River Watershed Education Center, 19901 Cedar Falls Road S.E., North Bend; $15 (206-733-9421 or seattle.gov/util/EnvironmentConservation/OurWatersheds/CedarRiverWatershed/ProgramsTours/index.htm).