A detailed, categorized calendar of events all over Seattle and Western Washington, Aug. 26-Sept. 1, 2016.
National Dog Days
FRI-SUN Adoption special, $50 off all adult dogs, 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Friday-Saturday, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Sunday, Seattle Humane Society, 13212 S.E. Eastgate Way, Bellevue (425-641-0080 or seattlehumane.org).
Woodland Park Zoo
ONGOING Daily activities include baby gorilla Yola in the gorilla exhibit, 12:30-4:30 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).
West Seattle Car Show
SAT Open to all cars, food trucks, music, kids’ activities, hydroplanes, tours of South Seattle College automotive programs, Japanese Gardens and Beer and Wine departments, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, South Seattle College, 6000 16th Ave. S.W., Seattle; $15-$25 to participate, free for spectators (206-938-8685 or westseattlecarshow.com).
LeMay Car Show
SAT Display of 1,000 cars including 500 vintage vehicles from the LeMay Family Collection, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, auction, 10:30 a.m., LeMay Marymount Event Center, 325 152nd St. E., Tacoma; $5-$15 (253-272-2336 or lemaymarymount.org).
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SAT Fundraiser for animals in need, 5K walk, vendors, dog agility course and demonstrations, beer and mimosa garden, 9 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Saturday, Marymoor Park, 6046 W. Lake Sammamish Parkway N.E., Redmond; free, $25 personal donation and fundraising encouraged (425-412-4027 or paws.org).
Alki Beach 5k Walk and Run
SUN All-ages walk and run to support NW Hope & Healing Foundation, 9 a.m. Sunday, Alki Bathhouse, 1702 Alki Ave. S.W., Seattle; $100 suggested minimum fundraising (alkibeachrun.com).
SAT Cascade Bicycle Club easy pace, 10 mile ride to see p-patches and community gardens, 11 a.m. Saturday, Northwest African American Museum, 2300 S. Massachusetts St., Seattle (cascade.org/node/26039).
SUN Scenic boulevard for biking and walking, closed to motorized vehicles, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Sunday, Lake Washington Boulevard from Mount Baker Beach to Seward Park, Seattle (seattle.gov/parks/bicyclesunday).
Tour de Broadway
SUN Cascade Bicycle Club easy pace 5-mile ride checking out bike infrastructure and interesting sights and sounds of Capitol Hill, 2 p.m. Sunday, Seattle Asian Art Museum, 1400 E. Prospect St., Seattle; steady rain cancels (cascade.org/node/26139).
Dance and lesson
FRI Western waltz 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).
Kick Up Your Heels Family Dance
SAT Contra dance for all ages, live music with caller, 7 p.m. Saturday, Cama Beach State Park, 1880 S. West Camano Drive, Camano Island; free, Discover Pass required for vehicle access (parks.state.wa.us/folkarts).
Dancing ’til Dusk
TUE Ball Blanc Waltz and More featuring KGB fundraiser event, wear something white, 7-9:30 p.m. Tuesday, Belltown Community Center, 415 Bell St., Seattle; $15-$20 (206-264-5646 or danceforjoy.biz/dancingtildusk/).
FRI-SAT Art, live music, paragliding film, festivities, 6-9 p.m. Friday, Pet Parade, 7 p.m. Friday, Front Street; watch costumed paragliders land (subject to weather), food trucks, beer garden, 4-7 p.m. Saturday, Tiger Mountain Landing Zone, Issaquah; parking and bus to site from Issaquah Community Center, 301 Rainier Blvd. S., and Issaquah Christian Church, 10328 Issaquah-Hobart Rd. S.E., Issaquah (downtownissaquah.com).
Kitsap County Fair and Stampede
FRI-SUN Fair exhibits, animals, food vendors, entertainment, 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Friday-Saturday, 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Sunday; carnival, 11 a.m.-midnight Friday-Saturday, 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Sunday; Stampede PRCA Rodeo, 6:30 p.m. Aug. Friday-Saturday; Destruction Derby, 1 p.m. Sunday, Kitsap County Fairgrounds, 1200 N.W. Fairgrounds Road, Bremerton; $7-$10 fair admission, ages 5 and younger free; additional fees for special events (360-337-5376 or kitsapgov.com/parks/Fairgrounds/Pages/Fair_Stampede.htm).
Evergreen State Fair
FRI-SEPT. 5 Horse shows, rodeo, animals, exhibits, demonstrations, carnival, food vendors, headliner concerts, 10 a.m.-10 p.m. daily, carnival 11 a.m.-11 p.m. daily; Evergreen State Fairgrounds, 14405 179th Ave. S.E., Monroe; $8-$12, ages 5 and younger and 90 and older free; free admission with donation of 3 cans of food per person, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Friday and Sept. 2; free admission for ages 62 and older free Monday; $2 admission before 2 p.m. Tuesday; $5 admission before 5 p.m. Wednesday; free admission for ages 15 and younger Sept. 1; free admission for military and first responders with ID, Sept. 2; unlimited ride wristbands $28/Mondays-Thursdays, $30/Fridays-Sundays; prices vary for concert and Evergreen Speedway events (360-805-6700 or evergreenfair.org).
Monroe Fair Days Parade
SAT Monroe’s traditional fair kick-off, parade with 80 groups of local businesses, organizations, associations and groups, 11 a.m. Saturday, West Main Street from 179th Avenue Southeast to Blakeley Street, Monroe (360-794-5488 or choosemonroe.com/parade/).
Seattle Summer Parkways: Ballard
SAT Seattle city streets transformed into “park-ways” for residents to enjoy outdoor activities, food trucks, tea garden, live music, petting zoo, scavenger hunts, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Ballard Corners Park, Salmon Bay Park, Loyal Heights Community Center, Sunset Hill Park, Bergen Place Park, Ballard Commons Park and surrounding streets (seattle.gov/transportation/summerpark_ballard.htm); Sustainable Ballard Festival, music, food, games, activities learning about daily practices and steps toward more sustainable living, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Ballard Commons Park, 5701 22nd Ave. N.W., Seattle; free (206-701-7000 or sustainableballard.org/festival/).
Church of the Resurrection Neighborhood Fair
SAT All welcome, Kids Zone bouncy house, hot dogs, ice cream, free popcorn, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Episcopal Church of the Resurrection, 15220 Main St., Bellevue; free (425-746-0322 or resurrectionbellevue.org/index.php/happening/fair).
Northwestern Ukrainian International Festival
SAT Celebrate Northwestern Ukrainian culture with authentic food, musical performances, vendors, inflatables, sports, trout fishing, 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Saturday, Crossroads Park, 16000 N.E. 10th St., Bellevue; free (425-209-0209 or ukrainianfest.org).
Cambodian Cultural Celebration
SAT Local Cambodian communities share their culture through traditional music, dance and drumming performances, displays, demonstrations for all ages, fashion show, food vendor, martial arts demonstrations, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Saltwater State Park, 25205 Eighth Pl. S., Des Moines; free, Discover Pass required for parking (parks.state.wa.us/folkarts).
SAT-SUN Himalayan arts, music, stories, performances of tradition and modern Tibetan music and dance, food, cooking demonstrations, kids’ activities, Tibetan cultural fashion show, 11 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, Seattle Center, Seattle (206-684-7200 or tibet.washingtontibet.org/).
SAT-SUN Theatre, knightly combat, puppetry, crafts, archery, minstrels, food at living history village in England in the year 1376, period costume rental available, noon-5 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, Camlann Medieval Village, 10320 Kelly Road N.E., Carnation; $6-$10, ages 5 and younger free (camlann.org).
PLAN AHEAD Music, dance, theater, film, literary art, visual art, comedy, kids’ activities, Sept. 2-4, Seattle Center, Seattle; $99-$115/day (bumbershoot.com).
Washington State Fair
PLAN AHEAD Concerts, carnival rides, 4-H animals and displays, vendors, food, Sept. 2-25 (closed Tuesdays), Washington State Fair Events Center, Puyallup; $9-$12.50 (253-841-5045 or thefair.com).
Bremerton Blackberry Festival
PLAN AHEAD Fly-In, car show, entertainment, food and craft vendors, beer garden, blackberry wine, 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Sept. 3, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Sept. 4, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sept. 5, Boardwalk and downtown Bremerton (blackberryfestival.org/).
Kirkland Wine Walk
FRI Sample wine at 14 local merchants, 6 p.m. Friday, The Heathman Hotel, 220 Kirkland Ave., Kirkland; $25-$35 (425-822-7066 or kirklanddowntown.org).
SAT Food, music, BBQ dinners $10 a plate, noon Saturday, Ebenezer A.M.E. Zion Church, 1716 23rd Ave., Seattle; free (206-322-6620 or facebook.com/events/1747739048802020/).
Belltown Crush Block Party
SAT Wine and beer festival with 25 local urban wineries and breweries, featured guest region Cascade Valley Wine Country (Chelan, Leavenworth, Wenatchee wineries and breweries), live music, food trucks, pig roast, grape stomping competition, 1-5 p.m. Saturday, Bell Street from Second Avenue to Fourth Avenue, Seattle; $25 (206-683-3288 or seattleuncorked.com/events).
Edmonds Wine Walk
SAT Wine tasting in local businesses, pop-up wine store; proceeds support Art Walk Edmonds, 5 p.m. Saturday, downtown Edmonds; $25-$30 (edmondsartwalk.com/wine-walk).
Bacon, Eggs & Kegs
SAT-SUN Bacon and egg inspired foods paired with beer from 30 breweries, Bloody Mary and mimosa bars, ages 21 and older only; proceeds The World is Fun’s programs, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, CenturyLink Field Event Center, 800 Occidental Ave. S., Seattle; $35, may be sold out (baconeggsandkegs.com/).
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).
Water feature basics
SAT How to set up and maintain a garden, using water plants, 1 p.m. Saturday, West Seattle Nursery, 5275 California Ave. S.W., Seattle; $10, preregister (206-935-9276 or westseattlenursery.com).
SAT What plants can be propagated and how to do it, 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Master Gardener Demonstration Garden, 15416 S.E. 16th St., Bellevue; free (425-485-5942).
Mallets in Wonderland: Whimsical Croquet in the Gardens
SAT Croquet, lunch, music, noon-4 p.m. Saturday, Dunn Gardens, 13533 Northshire Road N.W., Shoreline; $50, preregister (206-362-0933 or dunngardens.org).
SAT-SUN Puget Sound Dahlia Association’s display of dahlia varieties, noon-6 p.m. Saturday, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday; artists in action, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, Sky Nursery, 18528 Aurora Ave. N., Shoreline; free (206-546-4851 or skynursery.com).
Antique Doll & Toy Market
SUN Dolls, toys, teddy bears, miniatures and accessories by 50 vendors, 11 a.m.-4 p.m.; doll repair specialists, free appraisals after 1:30 p.m. Sunday, Red Lion Bellevue Inn, 11211 N.E. Main St., Bellevue; $7 (206-362-8723).
Family history research
MON Introduction to family history research and local resources, 2:30-4:30 p.m. Monday, Seattle Central Library, 1000 Fourth Ave., Seattle; free, preregister, ask for genealogy desk (206-386-4636).
Harry Potter Trivia Night
MON Test your skills, winning team takes Quidditch Cup title and cash, team max size 6, 8 p.m. Monday, POCO Wine + Spirits, 1408 E Pine Street, Seattle; $3 (206-322-9463 or facebook.com/events/1759706437637275/).
WED Outdoor yoga, weather permitting, bring blanket or towel, northwest lawn behind Seattle Asian Art Museum, 8:30 a.m. Wednesday, Volunteer Park, 1247 15th Ave. E., Seattle; free (volunteerparktrust.org/events/).
FRI Music, dancing, performances, art activities and interactive events inspired by exhibitions at all Seattle Art Museum locations; for ages 18 and older only, 8 p.m.-midnight Friday, Olympic Sculpture Park, Broad Street and Elliott Avenue, Seattle; $12-$25 (visitsam.org/remix).
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 Fly Dogs
SAT Three performances by canine athletes of all breeds in the new Aviation Pavilion, 2-4 p.m. Saturday, Museum of Flight, 9404 E. Marginal Way S., Seattle; $13-$23 (206-764-5700 or museumofflight.org).
Downtown History Walk: The Twentieth Century
SAT Easy two-mile walk to learn local history, 10 a.m. Saturday, Issaquah Depot Museum, 78 First Ave. N.E., Issaquah; $10, preregister (issaquahhistory.org/events/).
Mary Olson Farm
SAT-SUN Last weekend of the season, historic farm with animals, farmhouse tour, noon-5 p.m. Saturday-Sunday; Northwest Renaissance Poets poetry, musical performance, open mic, 1 p.m. Saturday, 28728 Green River Road, Auburn; free (wrvmuseum.org).
Steam train rides
SAT-SUN Steam train excursions to North Bend with view of Snoqualmie Falls, last train of the day to and from the Falls only; 11 a.m., 1, 3 and 4:25 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, Snoqualmie Depot, 38625 S.E. King St., Snoqualmie; $12-$22, ages 2 and younger free (425-888-3030 or trainmuseum.org).
With My Own Eyes: The Core Exhibit of the Holocaust Center for Humanity
SUN Last day of exhibit of stories, artifacts, and testimony of local Holocaust survivors, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday, Holocaust Center for Humanity, 2045 Second Ave., Seattle; free, reservations required (206-582-3000 or HolocaustCenterSeattle.org).
First Thursday, Asian Art Museum
SEPT. 1 Free museum admission, 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Sept. 1, Seattle Asian Art Museum, 1400 E. Prospect St., Seattle (206-654-3100 or seattleartmuseum.org).
First Thursday, Living Computer Museum
SEPT. 1 Milestones in computer history, interact with old computers, 5-8 p.m. Sept. 1, Living Computer Museum, 2245 First Ave. S., Seattle (livingcomputermuseum.org).
First Thursday, MOHAI
SEPT. 1 Free admission, 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Sept. 1; special exhibit “Toys of the ’50s, ’60s and ’70s” $12-$14, Museum of History & Industry (MOHAI), 860 Terry Ave. N., Seattle (206-324-1126 or mohai.org).
First Thursday, Museum of Flight
SEPT. 1 Free admission, 5-9 p.m. Sept. 1, Museum of Flight, 9404 E. Marginal Way S., Seattle (206-764-5700 or museumofflight.org).
First Thursday, NAAM
SEPT. 1 Free admission, 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Sept. 1, Northwest African American Museum, 2300 S. Massachusetts St., Seattle (206-518-6000 or naam.org).
First Thursday, Nordic Heritage Museum
SEPT. 1 Free admission, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sept. 1, Nordic Heritage Museum, 3014 N.W. 67th St., Seattle (206-789-5707 or nordicmuseum.org).
First Thursday, SAM
SEPT. 1 Free admission, reduced surcharges on special exhibitions, tours, music, 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Sept. 1, Seattle Art Museum, 1300 First Ave., Seattle (206-654-3100 or seattleartmuseum.org).
First Thursday, the Burke
SEPT. 1 Free admission, 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Sept. 1, Burke Museum of Natural History and Culture, University of Washington, Seattle (206-543-5590 or burkemuseum.org).
Vintage Aircraft Weekend
PLAN AHEAD Vintage aircraft arrive throughout the day Sept. 2; speakers, music, vintage aircraft displays and flights, vintage cars, bicycles and military vehicles, food vendors, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Sept. 3; Historic Flight Foundation, Mukilteo (425-348-3200 or vintageaircraftweekend.org).
Reading Party in the Park
FRI Food trucks, music, Library 2 Go van; bring blanket or lawn chair and favorite summer read, noon Friday, Redmond Library, 15990 N.E. 85th St., Redmond; free (425-885-1861 or kcls.org).
Mount Rainier Centennial Weekend
FRI-SUN Celebration of National Parks Centennial; living history displays and stories, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Friday-Sunday on the hour, Longmire; guided walking tours of Longmire Historic District, 10:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. on the half-hour; meet rangers, 10 a.m.-2:30 p.m., birthday celebration 2:30 p.m., Paradise; activities, demonstrations and guided walk with park scientists, 10 a.m.-2:30 p.m., birthday celebration, 2:30 p.m., Sunrise; Junior Ranger kids’ activities, 10 a.m.-1:30 p.m. on the half-hour, birthday celebration 2:30 p.m., Ohanapecosh; four hour maintenance project volunteer opportunities, 9 a.m., Longmire and Paradise; expect high traffic volumes, waits at park entrances and full parking areas, Mount Rainier National Park; free, entrance fees waived (nps.gov/mora).
National Park Free Entrance Days
FRI-SUN National Park Service turns 100 years old in 2016, free admission at all National Parks, Friday-Sunday (nps.gov/findapark/feefreeparks.htm).
Summer at SAM
SAT Yoga for all levels, bring mat, 9-10 a.m. Saturday; open studio to create an illustrated story of creatures and animals in the park, 11 a.m.-1 p.m.; public tour, 1 p.m.; Zumba dance-fitness, 2-3 p.m. Saturday, Olympic Sculpture Park, Broad Street and Elliott Avenue, Seattle; free (summer.site.seattleartmuseum.org/).
SAT Learn about common spiders in Bellevue and how they control our insect population, ages 12+, 2 p.m. Saturday, Lewis Creek Park and Visitor Center, 5808 Lakemont Blvd. S.E., Bellevue; free, no registration required (425-452-4195).
Fairwood 50th Celebration
SAT Fairwood 50 5K Fun Run to support Kentridge Cross Country team, 9 a.m. Saturday, $15, preregister; games, crafts, concert, First Responders Show and Tell, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.; outdoor movie “Back to the Future,” food vendors, bring blankets or low-backed chairs, 8:30 p.m., open 6 p.m. Saturday, Petrovitsky Park, 16400 S.E. Petrovitsky Road, Renton; free, donation of nonperishable food or toiletries for the Maple Valley Food Bank encouraged (kingcountyparks.org/fairwood-50/).
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).
Afternoon on the Trails
SUN Explore forest, ravine, pond and marsh, Canopy Tower, banana slug sundae splits available (vanilla ice cream, chocolate dipped banana, fruit), 2 p.m. Sunday, IslandWood, 4450 Blakely Ave. N.E., Bainbridge Island; free, preregister (206-855-4300 or islandwood.org/events-calendar).
Lake Sammamish Family Walk
SUN Nature walk for all ages with exploration and nature games, may include unpaved paths, wear walking shoes, 2 p.m. Sunday, Lake Sammamish State Park, 20606 S.E. 56th St., Issaquah; free, Discover Pass required for parking (425-507-7233 or lakesammamishfriends.org/).
WED Presentation and walk for ages 8 and older, 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, Seward Park Audubon Center, 5902 Lake Washington Boulevard S., Seattle; $5, preregister (brownpapertickets.com/event/2580097).
Summer concert series
FRI Outdoor concerts, free popcorn and snow cones, bring blanket or chair; Danny Vernon as “The Illusion of Elvis,” 6 p.m. Friday; food and beverages available for purchase, 5:30-7:30 p.m., Providence Mount St. Vincent, 4831 35th Ave. S.W., Seattle; free (washington.providence.org/senior-care/mount-st-vincent/events/).
Market Street Singers Festival of Favorites
SAT Community singalong of favorite choral classics, singers of all abilities welcome; non-singers welcome to come and listen; choose the music from a list of over 25 titles, 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Ballard First Lutheran Church, 2006 N.W. 65th, Seattle; free (206-465-3296 or marketstreetsingers.org).
SAT High-energy performance by 16-year-old magician, 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Whidbey Island Center for the Arts, 565 Camano Ave., Langley; $15 (wicaonline.org).
Concerts at the Locks
SAT-SUN Lynnwood Community Band, 2 p.m. Saturday; The Professor Gadget Sax Quartet, 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/).
SUN Highway 99 Blues Club hosts outdoor concert, Big Road Blues, 2 p.m. Sunday, Waterfront Park, 1401 Alaskan Way, Seattle; free (friendsofwaterfrontseattle.org/all-events/blue-sundays-highway-99-blues-club/).
SUN All ages welcome onstage to sing with ChoralSounds, SilverSounds and Youth Choruses of Northwest Associated Arts, 2 p.m. Sunday, Glendale Evangelical Lutheran Church, 13455 Second Ave. S.W., Burien; free (206-246-6040 or nwassociatedarts.org/summer-sing).
Summer on the Plaza
MON Art making, dancing, open mics outside on the library plaza, 5 p.m. Monday, Seattle Central Library, 1000 Fourth Ave., Seattle; free (206-386-4636 or spl.org).
Experience Guatemala in Ten Thousand Villages
FRI Shop for kitchen and dining area accessories, portion of proceeds provide for families in Santa Cruz La Laguna, Guatemala, 6-8 p.m. Friday, Ten Thousand Villages, 6417 Roosevelt Way N.E., Seattle; free (206-524-9223 or facebook.com/events/919211724892400/).
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/).
Bookfair Benefiting Treehouse
FRI-SUN Portion of proceeds support Treehouse, Friday-Sunday, Barnes & Noble Northgate, 401 N.E. Northgate Way, Seattle; free (206-367-3757).
Rummage sale, Auburn
SAT Bargains on clothing, collectibles, books, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, Auburn First United Methodist Church, 100 N St. S.E., Auburn (253-833-5726).
Sons of Norway International Convention
FRI-SAT Innovative Leadership Conference, International Lodge Meeting, and International Folk Art Competition & Exhibition, some events open to the public, Friday-Saturday, Hotel Murano, 1320 Broadway Plaza, Tacoma (nagcnl.org/event/2016-international-sons-of-norway-convention/).
Technology Petting Zoo
SAT Test drive new technology including inventor kits, 3-D printing, robots, with showcase of old technology including typewriter and gramophone, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, Northeast Branch Library, 6801 35th Ave. N.E., Seattle (206-684-7539).
SAT Six-year anniversary of DigiPen invites everyone to play, create, and explore the worlds of gaming and art; industry talks from DigiPen faculty, T-shirt tie-dye station, lunch and carnival food, ceramics, painting, life drawing, student-made table top games and video games to play, green screen photo-booth, inflatable obstacle course, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, check-in begins 10:30 a.m., DigiPen Institute of Technology, 9931 Willows Road N.E., Redmond; free, preregister online (425-629-5001 or digipen.edu/digipen-day/).
Tribute to the 53rd Anniversary of the March on Washington
SAT Kent Black Action Commission hosts “Our Place in the March” tribute to the event where Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. gave his historic “I Have a Dream” speech, with speakers, music, 2-5 p.m. Saturday, Burlington Green Park, West Meeker and Railroad Avenue North, Kent; donations of clothing and school supplies for flood victims in Louisiana collected (kentblackactioncommission.com/Events.html).
Go Green Games
SAT Games to educate through fun learning activities about the environment, noon-3 p.m. Saturday, Mel Korum Family YMCA, 302 43rd Ave. S.W., Puyallup; free (253-627-1899 or wayoutkids.com).
Science On Tap: Oysters, Upwelling & Ocean Acidification
WED Oceanographer describes project in shellfish growing areas to help shellfish, all ages welcome, covered beer garden, food truck; sponsored by Cascadia Climate Action, 8 p.m. Wednesday, Peddler Brewing Company, 1514 N.W. Leary Way, Seattle; free (facebook.com/events/640657146116114/).
Seattle Swimming Beaches
FRI-SUN Swimming beach, lifeguards on duty, noon-11 a.m.-7 p.m. Saturdays-Sundays, noon-7 p.m. Mondays-Fridays; through Sunday only at East Green Lake Beach, 7201 E. Green Lake Drive N.; Madrona Park, 853 Lake Washington Blvd. Magnuson Park, 7400 Sand Point Way N.E.; Pritchard Beach, 8400 55th Ave. S., Seattle; through Sept. 5 at Matthews Beach, 9300 51st Ave. N.E.; Madison Park, 1400 43rd Ave. N.E.; Mt. Baker Beach, 2301 Lake Washington Blvd. S.; West Green Lake, 7312 W. Green Lake Dr.; Seward Park, 5900 Lake Washington Blvd. S., Seattle (206-684-4075 or seattle.gov/parks).
Cedar River Watershed Tours
SAT-SUN Tour the City of Seattle’s Cedar River Municipal Watershed, 90,638 acres that supplies drinking water to 1.4 million people in the greater Seattle area, closed to the public except for guided tours; 2.5 hour tour through historic townsite, 1/4 mile walking on uneven surfaces, 10 a.m. Saturdays-Sundays, $10/adults, $5/ages 10-18 and 55+; one hour family tour for all ages, drive through historic townsite, 1/4 mile walking on uneven surfaces, 2 p.m. Saturdays-Sundays, $5, Cedar River Watershed Education Center, 19901 Cedar Falls Road S.E., North Bend; preregister (seattle.gov/util/environmentconservation/education/cedarriverwatershed/).
ONGOING North Cascades Institute, Seattle City Light and North Cascades National Park events; Diablo Lake boat tours, lunch, 10:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Thursdays through Mondays, $20-$40; Diablo Lake afternoon cruise, 2-4 p.m. Saturdays-Sundays, $12-$20; Gorge Powerhouse and Newhalem tour, 10:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturdays-Sundays, Gorge Inn, $15-$20; Newhalem at Night guided walk, 8-10 p.m. Thursdays-Fridays, Gorge Inn, free, optional dinner available by reservation, 7 p.m., $10-$15;, North Cascades Environmental Learning Center, Diablo Dam Road, State Route 20, Diablo Lake; preregister (360-854-2589 or ncascades.org/signup/programs/skagit-tours).
Eatonville trail walk
SAT Daffodil Valley Volkssport hosts 10K (6.2 miles) and 5K walk on paved trail with views of Mount Rainier, start anytime 8 a.m.-1 p.m., finish by 4 p.m. Saturday, Eatonville Eagles Hall, 100 Weyerhaeuser Road, Eatonville; free (daffodilvalleyvolkssport.com).