A detailed, categorized calendar of events all over Seattle and Western Washington, June 21-27, 2019.
Foul weather, a group leader’s illness, insufficient sign-ups — many situations can cancel or cause schedule changes for events and outings. To be certain of your plans, always check before you go.
Seattle Aquarium Orca Weekend
SAT-SUN Orca Awareness Weekend activities, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, Seattle Aquarium, 1483 Alaskan Way, Seattle; $19.95-$29.95 (206-386-4300 or seattleaquarium.org).
SAT-SUN A celebration of slugs; tentacled tram tours, Human Slug Race, 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, Northwest Trek Wildlife Park, 11610 Trek Drive E., Eatonville; $7.95-$23 (360-832-6117 or nwtrek.org/event/slug-fest).
Science, Nature & A Biscuit: Hares and Lynx
SUN Presentation on lynx habitat how conservation, hot biscuits, for adults and ages 12 and older, 1 p.m. Sunday, Seward Park Audubon Center, 5902 Lake Washington Boulevard S., Seattle; $5, preregister (sewardpark.audubon.org/events).
Audi Expo Car Show
SAT Audi show, swap meet, DJ, food, wine and beer, bouncy house for kids, 4-9 p.m. Saturday, Griot’s Garage Flagship Retail Store, 3333 S. 38th St., Tacoma (audiexpo.com).
Greenwood Car Show
PLAN AHEAD Classic, modern and antique cars, trucks, hot rods, motorcycles; food vendors, music, 8 a.m.-4 p.m. June 29, Greenwood Avenue North from North 65th Street to North 90th Street, Seattle (greenwoodcarshow.com).
The Great Race in Tacoma
PLAN AHEAD Epic race concludes in Tacoma; Great Race Rally, Show and Shine Car Show, 3 p.m. June 29, Lemay Family Collection at Marymount; Grand Finish, winner announced, car show, food truck festival, 1:30 p.m. June 30, LeMay-America’s Car Museum, Tacoma (traveltacoma.com/events/the-great-race-rally/10029).
Truck Day and Walk-On 1K
SAT 1K walk around the parking lot, 9 a.m. Saturday; up close exploration of various vehicles and trucks, 9:30 a.m.-noon; live music, 10:30-11:30 a.m. Saturday; proceeds benefit Bright Horizons Foundation for Children nonprofit organization; Bellevue College, 3000 Landerholm Circle S.E., Bellevue; free, donations suggested (brightspaces.org/seattlewalkontruckday).
Kitsap Humane Society PetsWalk
SAT 5K walk/run with a 1-mile option on scenic course, 9 a.m. Saturday, registration 7:30-8:30 a.m., Lion’s Park, Poulsbo; $20-$30 (kitsap-humane.org/event/petswalk).
Lung Force Walk
PLAN AHEAD American Lung Association in Washington walk to raise awareness and funds to defeat lung cancer, 9 a.m. June 29, Jefferson Park and Community Center, 3801 Beacon Ave. S., Seattle; donations requested (action.lung.org/site/TR?fr_id=18021&pg=entry).
Rally for SAM: Coffee with Cars
PLAN AHEAD Display of 18 rare, historic cars; proceeds benefit SAM community programs; 9 a.m.-noon June 29, Olympic Sculpture Park, Broad Street and Elliott Avenue, Seattle; $25, $5/ages 5-12; advance purchase recommended (206-625-8900 or visitsam.org/tickets).
Run of the Mill
PLAN AHEAD 5K race to benefit local charities and financial support to high school sports programs, 9 a.m. June 29, Mill Creek Town Center, 153rd Street Southwest and Main Street, Mill Creek; $10-$27 (cfundingmortgage.com/run-of-the-mill-5k).
SUN Scenic Lake Washington Boulevard is closed to motorized vehicles, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Sunday, Lake Washington Boulevard from Mount Baker Beach to Seward Park, Seattle (parkways.seattle.gov).
Willy Nilly Sunride
PLAN AHEAD Bike from Sunrise Visitor Center, 20 miles of climbing 4,800 feet, then 20 miles downhill, 7 a.m. June 30, Mount Rainier National Park, Ashford (willynilly.bike).
Lake Union Cruises on the SS Virginia V
SAT One hour, narrated vintage steamship rides, 1 and 3 p.m. Saturday, Lake Union Park, 860 Terry Ave. N., Seattle; $15-$20, ages 12 and younger free (cwb.org).
FRI Dance lesson, 7:30 p.m., dance to a variety of Scandinavian dance music by Seattle Skandia Spelmanslag, 8:30 p.m. Friday, Cedar Valley Grange, 20526 52nd Ave. W., Lynnwood; $15 (425-954-5262 or skandia-folkdance.org).
Sno-King International Folk Dance Club
SAT Folk dances from many countries, lesson, 7 p.m. Saturday, Cedar Valley Grange, 20526 52nd Ave. W., Lynnwood; $8 (snoking.org).
Taste of Tacoma
FRI-SUN Food from 40 restaurants and specialty food vendors, live music on three stages, The Taste Cooks! chef demonstrations, beer gardens, craft beer and wine tasting, arts and crafts vendors, Family Fun Zone and carnival, 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Friday-Saturday, 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Sunday, Point Defiance Park, 5400 N. Pearl St., Tacoma (tasteoftacoma.com).
Fremont Solstice Parade
SAT People-powered art, music, dancers, floats, painted cyclists; 1 p.m. Saturday, Fremont to Gas Works Park, Seattle (fremontartscouncil.org/parade).
SAT Highlighting the cultures of Iran with Persian poetry, modern music, traditional dance, 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Saturday, Seattle Center, Seattle (206-684-7200 or iaca-seattle.org).
Morgan Junction Community Festival
SAT Music, food vendors, community information, children’s entertainment and activities, Bark of Morgan pooch parade and contest, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Morgan Junction Park, 6401 California Ave. S.W., Seattle (morganjunction.org/festival/357-save-the-date-june-22-2019).
Seattle Chinese Garden Kite Festival
SAT Fly in the big field, bring your own kite or buy one on site, kite displays, cultural entertainment, kite coloring for children, 2-6 p.m. Saturday, Seattle Chinese Garden, 6000 16th Ave. S.W., Seattle; $5/suggested donation, ages 17 and younger free; $3/parking, north entrance of South Seattle College (seattlechinesegarden.org).
Northwest Animal & Nature Festival
SAT Vendors, speakers, food, games, educational programs, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Burien Town Square Park, 152nd Street Southwest and Fifth Avenue Southwest, Burien (discoverburien.org).
Juneteenth Festival and Celebration
SAT Celebrating freedom and the end of slavery, all ages entertainment, community dance, vendors, food, African American culture, hosted by the Kent Black Action Commission, 10 a.m.-dusk Saturday, Morrill Meadows Park, 10600 S.E. 248th St., Kent (kentblackactioncommission.org).
Northwest Kids Fair
SAT Entertainment, trampolines, slides, balloon artists, costumed characters, jump houses, robots, food concessions, vendors, petting zoo, special guests Batman, Wonder Woman, Anna & Elsa, Doc McStuffins, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, Evergreen State Fairgrounds, 14405 179th Ave. S.E., Monroe; $5-$12 (NWKidsfair.com).
Tacoma Highland Games
SAT 50th annual Tacoma Highland Games; piping and drumming competitions and performances, vendors, children’s activities, Highland dancing, field events, clan gathering, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, Frontier Park, 21800 Meridian Ave. E., Graham; $8-$15 (tacomagames.org/index.php).
SAT-SUN Solstice Weekend music on two stages, 300+ craft vendors, beer gardens, art cars, Dog Parade, 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Saturday, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Sunday, Fremont neighborhood, Seattle; free (fremontfair.com).
SAT-SUN Summer games, crowning of the King and Queen of Summer, puppetry, magic, crafts, minstrels, Scribe’s Shop, in the style of an English village in 1376; clothing rental available, noon-5 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, Camlann Medieval Village, 10320 Kelly Road N.E., Carnation; $7-$10, ages 5 and younger free (camlann.org).
Auburn Kids Day
TUE Entertainment, inflatable rides, games, vendors, art experiences, large vehicle and equipment display, food concessions, obstacle course, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesday, Les Gove Park, 11th Street and Auburn Way South, Auburn; free admission, fees for some activities (auburnwa.gov).
Fathoms O’ Fun Festival
PLAN AHEAD Craft and vendor show, June 28-30; Grand Parade, 6 p.m. June 29, downtown Port Orchard; Dinghy Derby race June 30, Port Orchard (fathomsofun.org).
SolFest, Kitsap County Fairgrounds
PLAN AHEAD Information, concepts, entertainment and activities to experience Summer Solstice through history, 9 a.m.-10 p.m. June 28-29, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. June 30, Kitsap County Fairgrounds, 1200 N.W. Fairgrounds Road, Bremerton; $9.27-$32.04 (123-456-7890 or solfestchaldaifoundation.com).
PLAN AHEAD Cultural performances, $3 Food Walk; 11 a.m.-7 p.m., June 29, Chinatown-International District, Seattle (cidbia.org/events/dragonfest).
Spirit of Africa
PLAN AHEAD Modern and traditional African music performances, African marketplace and food vendors, film festival, noon-9 p.m. June 29, Seattle Center Armory, Seattle (206-684-7200 or thespiritofafrica.org).
Arts in Nature Festival
PLAN AHEAD Eclectic experience of art and performance in the woods, June 29-30, Camp Long, 5200 35th Ave. S.W., Seattle; free (dnda.org/festival).
Shoreline Arts Festival
PLAN AHEAD Artist marketplace, dance and music, food court, art exhibit, hands-on art, cultural rooms, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. June 29, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. June 30, Shoreline Community College, 16101 Greenwood Ave. N., Shoreline (shorelinearts.net/shoreline-arts-festival).
Chicken and Waffles
SAT Ezell’s Chicken and waffles, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, Rainier Community Center, 4600 38th Ave. S., Seattle; $6 $3/ages 3-17 (206-386-1919).
Huli Huli Chicken and Ribs
SAT Chicken and rib meals, proceeds benefit church building fund, 10 a.m. Saturday sales while supplies last, Samoan Christian Fellowship, 19804 Eighth Ave. S., Des Moines; $10-$12/plate (schristianfellowship.org).
Orenda Winery Grand Opening
SAT Wine, food, music by Tinkham Road, all ages welcome, noon-6 p.m. Saturday, Orenda Winery, 32305 NE 8th St., Carnation; $10 (eventbrite.com/e/orenda-winery-grand-opening-tickets-62118194191).
Bacon Eggs & Kegs
SAT-SUN Brunch dishes, beer, cocktails, ages 21+ only, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, CenturyLink Field Event Center, 800 Occidental Ave. S., Seattle; $35 (centurylinkfield.com/event/bacon-eggs-kegs-4).
Garden Conservancy Open Days, Bainbridge
SAT Five gardens open for tours, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Bainbridge Island; $10/per garden or $45/all gardens (gardenconservancy.org).
Mill Creek Garden Tour
SAT Tour six gardens with artist vendors, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Mill Creek; $15-$20 (millcreekgardenclub.com/garden-tour).
A Rosy Day Out: Sixteenth Annual Rose Festival
SAT Presentations by authors and garden experts, rose growing information, Rose Display and contest, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Christianson’s Nursery, 15806 Best Road, Mount Vernon (360-466-3821 or christiansonsnursery.com).
Interbay P-Patch Lavender Sale
SAT-SUN More than a dozen lavender varieties for bouquets, potpourri, culinary use, $4/small bundle, $6/large bundle, scissors for cutting and ribbon for tying bundles provided; lavender related items for sale 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, Interbay P-Patch, 2451 15th Ave. W., Seattle (206-769-7543).
West Seattle Garden Tour
SUN 25th annual tour of local gardens, proceeds benefit horticultural education and programs; 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday; ticket will-call at Metropolitan Market, 2320 42nd Ave. S.W., Seattle; $25, ages 11 and younger free (westseattlegardentour.org).
Crossroads Doll and Teddy Bear Show
SAT Doll and teddy bear displays and vendors, antiques, miniatures, doll making supplies, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., early bird 8:30-10 a.m. Saturday, Washington State Fair Events Center, 110 Ninth Ave. S.W., Puyallup; $8/adults, $10/early bird, $4/ages 11 and younger (dolls4all.com/puyallup-wa-2).
Yasss Queen Yoga
SUN Monthly yoga series, 60-minute class, cocktail, 11 a.m. Sunday, W Seattle, 1112 Fourth Ave., Seattle; $15 (206-264-6000 or facebook.com/events/2312246235664726).
Travel Photography Workshop
SUN Creative travel photography for all skill levels and all types of digital cameras, 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Seattle Central Library, 1000 Fourth Ave., Seattle; free, no registration required (206-386-4636 or spl.org).
ACE Comic Con
PLAN AHEAD Heroes and villains representing the MCU, Fox and more, with Josh Brolin, Zoe Saldana, Don Cheadle and more; vendors, exhibits, programs, 4-9 p.m. June 28, 10 a.m.-7 p.m. June 29, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. June 30, CenturyLink Field Event Center, Seattle; $5-$150 (acecomiccon.com).
Wings of Freedom Tour
FRI-SUN In honor of World War II veterans, vintage World War II aircraft, the B-17 Flying Fortress “Nine O Nine,” Consolidated B-24 Liberator “Witchcraft,” B-25 Mitchell “Tondelayo” bombers, P-40 Warhawk “Jaws” and P-51 Mustang “Toulouse Nuts” fighters, scheduled to arrive 2 p.m. June 21, on display through Sunday; ground tours available, 2-5 p.m. Friday, 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, $15/adults, $5 ages 11 and younger; flight options available by reservation, $400-$3,400; Boeing Field King County International Airport, Airport Way South, Seattle (800-568-8924 or collingsfoundation.org).
Neely Mansion 125th Birthday Celebration
SAT Ornamental cherry trees rededicated in honor of our five diverse families who lived at Neely Mansion, with period songs, square dancing, refreshments, tours, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Neely Mansion, 12303 Auburn-Black Diamond Road, Auburn; park at Hwy. 18 Park and Ride lot, shuttle bus to event (253-927-4250 or neelymansion.org).
Pop-Up Art and Craft Sale
SAT-SUN Craft pop-up sale in a variety of media, meet the artists, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, Bainbridge Island Museum of Art, 550 Winslow Way East, Bainbridge Island (biartmuseum.org).
Open Hours at Mary Olson Farm
SAT-SUN See animals, tour of the Olson’s farmhouse at historic farm, noon-5 p.m. Saturdays-Sundays through Aug. 25, noon Saturday, Mary Olson Farm, 28728 Green River Road, Auburn; free (253-876-1937 or wrvmuseum.org/the-farm).
Pioneer Association of the State of Washington
SUN Open house of depository and museum for historical memorabilia, photographs, books and other records from the Washington Territory and early statehood period, 1-4 p.m. Sunday, Pioneer Hall, 1642 43rd Ave. E., Seattle (wapioneers.com).
Four-Color Reality: How Comic Books and the Real World Shape Each Other
JUNE 27 Journalist and educator T. Andrew Wahl explores how our reality shapes the world of comic books by exploring popular figures like Black Panther, Wonder Woman, Captain America, 6 p.m. June 27, Renton History Museum, 235 Mill Ave. S., Renton; $2-$5 (425-255-2330 or rentonhistory.org).
PacSci Happy Hour
PLAN AHEAD Explore the connections between art and science at 21+ Happy Hour event, 6:30 p.m. June 28, Pacific Science Center, 200 Second Ave. N, Seattle; $15-$20 (pacificsciencecenter.org/happy-hour).
Whale Trail Sign Dedication and Orca Month Celebration, Richmond Beach
FRI New interpretive panel focused on marine mammals unveiled and dedicated, one of more than 100 sites along The Whale Trail a network of marine mammal viewing locations from California to British Columbia, with welcome by Ken Workman, great-great-great grandson of Chief Seattle, and speakers including Shoreline Mayor Will Hall, orca celebration with cake and kids’ activities, 1-3 p.m. Friday, Richmond Beach Saltwater Park, 2021 N.W. 190th St., Shoreline (facebook.com/events/2507551066149265).
Lakewold Gardens Fairyfest
FRI-SUN Fairy-themed storytellers, activities, food vendors, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Friday-Sunday, Lakewold Gardens, 12317 Gravelly Lake Drive SW, Lakewood; $7-$9, ages 12 and younger free (lakeworldgardens.org/fairyfest).
Native Tree Ecology and Identification
SAT Information and field identification of prominent local tree species with Seattle Parks naturalist, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, after-program outdoor tree identification, 1:15 p.m. Saturday, Duwamish Longhouse & Cultural Center, 4705 W. Marginal Way S.W., Seattle (206-431-1582).
Lake Hills Greenbelt Ranger Walks
SAT Walk to learn about local history, plants and wildlife, for all ages, 2 p.m. Saturdays, Lake Hills Greenbelt, 15416 S.E. 16th St., Bellevue (425-452-6993 or parks.bellevuewa.gov/nature-and-environment).
Lakemont Community Park Hike
SUN Two mile, moderately difficult walk along a creek throughout the park, 10:30 a.m. Sunday, Lakemont Community Park, 5170 Village Park Drive S.E., Bellevue; no preregistration required (parks.bellevuewa.gov/nature-and-environment).
First Hill Tree Walk
JUNE 27 Guided tour of urban trees, 6 p.m. June 27, Freeway Park, 700 Seneca St., Seattle (firsthill.org).
Party in the Park
JUNE 27 Games, food, 5-7 p.m. June 27, Highlands Park, 16123 Highlands Blvd. S.E., Mill Creek (cityofmillcreek.com/partyintheparks).
Make Music Day
FRI Worldwide summer solstice performance events for all ages, including 11 a.m.-8 p.m., Westlake Park, and noon-9:30 p.m. under the Great Wheel, Seattle waterfront, Friday, Westlake Park, 401 Pine St., Seattle (makemusicday.org/seattle/about).
Soulstice: Summer Kick-Off at the Mural
FRI All-ages party on the longest day of the year with performances including Show Brazil band and dancers and Kalimba tribute to Earth, Wind and Fire; activities, vendors, roving performers; bring a blanket or low chair; large bags, large coolers, umbrellas and pets not allowed; 5-9:30 p.m. Friday, Mural Amphitheatre, Seattle Center, Seattle (206-684-7200 or seattlecenter.com/Soulstice).
Summer Concerts and Events, The Locks
SAT Eastside Modern Jazz, 2 p.m. Saturday; Cascadia Big Band, 2 p.m. Sunday, Hiram M. Chittenden Locks, 3015 N.W. 54th St., Seattle; free (nws.usace.army.mil/Missions/Civil-Works/Locks-and-Dams/Chittenden-Locks/Calendar-of-Events).
Brave Space-daringly intimate circus in a blanket fort
SUN All ages invited to experience with an all-female cast of acrobats, 8 p.m. Sunday, Versatile Arts, 7601 Greenwood Ave N., Seattle; $25-$100 (773-507-2604 or aloftcircusarts.com).
Coulon Park Summer Concerts
WED Renton City Concert Band 65-piece band, 7 p.m. Wednesday, Gene Coulon Memorial Beach Park, 1201 Lake Washington Blvd. N., Renton; free (rentonwa.gov/cms/one.aspx?pageId=12609327).
WED-JULY 7 Broadway-style, animal-free circus performances, aerialist, acrobats, juggling, comedy, music under the big top; interactive preshow parties to meet the cast one hour before each performance; 6:30 p.m. June 26-28; 1, 4 and 7 p.m. June 29; 1 and 4 p.m. June 30; 6:30 p.m. July 3; noon and 3 p.m. July 4; 2 and 6:30 p.m. July 5; 1, 4 and 7 p.m. July 6, 1 and 4 p.m. July 7, Wright Park, 501 S. I St., Tacoma; also playing, July 10-21, hours vary, STAR Center, Tacoma; and July 25-28, Lake Stevens; $15-$45 (venardoscircus.com/events).
The Moth Seattle GrandSlam
JUNE 27 Champions of ten previous StorySLAM nights return to the stage to compete with brand-new stories for the title of GrandSLAM champion, 7 p.m. June 27, Town Hall Seattle, 1119 Eighth Ave., Seattle; $25 (townhallseattle.org/event/the-moth-seattle-grandslam).
Pride Month events
Queen Anne Pool Free Pride Swim Celebration
FRI Seattle Parks and Recreation celebrate Pride Month, 6:30 p.m. Friday, Queen Anne Pool, 1920 First Ave. W., Seattle (206-386-4282 or seattle.gov/parks).
Rainier Beach Pool All Gender Swim
SAT Seattle Parks and Recreation Pride Month event; waterslide, sauna, hot tub, lazy river, 6:15 p.m. Saturday, Rainier Beach Pool, 8825 Rainier Ave. S., Seattle; $2 (206-386-1925 or seattle.gov/parks).
Kenmore Pride Picnic
SAT Celebrating the 50th Anniversary of Stonewall and our diversity, culinary creations and human rights as a proud community with potluck food, activities, music, 1-4 p.m. Saturday, The Hangar at Kenmore Town Square, 6728 N.E. 181st St., Kenmore (facebook.com/events/823217431388188).
Evans Pool Free Rainbow Swim
SUN Pride Month celebration, 1:30 p.m. Sunday, Evans Pool, 7201 E. Green Lake Dr. N., Seattle; free (206-684-4961 or seattle.gov/parks).
Bainbridge Pride Festival
SUN Music performances, speakers, food vendors, noon-6 p.m. Sunday, Waterfront Park, 301 Shannon Drive S.E., Bainbridge Island (seattlepride.org/events).
Capital City Pride
SUN Pride Parade, festival with entertainment, food and craft vendors, family fun area, Sunday, downtown Olympia (capitalcitypride.net).
LGBTQ+ Business Founders Panel & Happy Hour
TUE Happy hour and panel discussion with LGBTQ+ founders on how they built their businesses, 6 p.m. Tuesday, The Riveter, 1517 12th Ave., Seattle; $10 (206-960-4974 or eventbrite.com).
Seattle Pride Week, Hotel Sorento
WED-JUNE 30 Drag show, 7-8 p.m. June 26; Pride singles mix party, 4-8 p.m. June 27; “I’m Proud” party, 4-8 p.m. June 28; Day Drink in the Garden, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. June 29, 4-7 p.m. June 30; Pride Jazz Brunch, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. June 30, Hotel Sorrento, 900 Madison St., Seattle (206-622-6400 or hotelsorrento.com/event/pride-weekend).
PrideFest Capitol Hill
PLAN AHEAD Food, vendors, entertainment on five stages, noon-9 p.m. June 29, Seattle (seattlepridefest.org).
Seattle Pride Parade
PLAN AHEAD 45th annual Seattle Pride Parade, 11 a.m. June 30, downtown Seattle (seattlepride.org/prideevents/parade).
Pridefest Seattle Center
PLAN AHEAD Celebrating 50 years of the modern LGBTQ rights movement, entertainment, vendors, noon-8 p.m. June 30, Seattle Center, Seattle (seattlepridefest.org).
Marysville Farmers Market
SAT Opening day of the season; local produce and farm products, arts and crafts, food vendors, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturdays, 1035 State Ave., Marysville (marysvillefarmersmarket.org).
Pike Place Market Producers Market Series
JUNE 27 Sale by 20+ artists, live music, food, beer garden, views of Puget Sound and sunsets, 5:30 p.m. June 27, Pike Place MarketFront Pavilion, 1901 Western Ave., Seattle; free (pikeplacemarket.org).
Bellevue Botanical Garden Vintage Sale
JUNE 27-29 Antiques and collectibles, jewelry, home and garden decor; proceeds benefit the garden; 10 a.m.-3 p.m. June 27-29, Bellevue Botanical Garden, 12001 Main St., Bellevue (425-452-2750 or bellevuebotanical.org).
Seattle Pro Beach Volleyball
FRI-SUN AVP America touring volleyball championships, opening rounds 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Friday, elimination rounds 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday, final rounds 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday, Lake Sammamish State Park, 2000 NW Sammamish Road, Issaquah; spectator seating free, VIP seating available (avp.com/event/seattle-open).
Summer Reading Blast-Off, Bellevue
SUN All ages welcome; sign up for the Summer Reading Program, activities include spacecraft stations, 1-3 p.m.; color and children’s space-themed movies, 1-2:30 p.m.; The Jammin’ on Jupiter Show with music by Brian Waite Band, 3 p.m. Sunday, Bellevue King County Library, 1111 110th Ave. N.E., Bellevue (425-450-1765 or kcls.org).
“The Great Dictator”
WED Screening and short discussion of Charlie Chaplin’s controversial masterpiece 1940 film, a caricature of Adolf Hitler, 2:30 p.m. Wednesday, Seattle Central Library, 1000 Fourth Ave., Seattle; free (206-386-4636 or spl.org).
Seattle Center Summer Fitness
WED Outdoor circuit training, 6:15-7:15 a.m. Wednesdays, Artists at Play Plaza; gentle yoga, bring a yoga mat, 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Wednesdays, Exhibition Hall Lawn; Zumba world rhythms high energy workouts, no dance experience required, 6-7 p.m. Wednesdays, Seattle Center; free (206-684-7200 or seattlecenter.com/fitness).
Chronicles of the Pike Place Market and Prohibition-era Seattle
JUNE 27 Host Jerry Antush and Producer Bob Trombley of the Pike Place Podcast share their enthusiasm and commitment to promote the Pike Place Market, 7 p.m. June 27, Folio: The Seattle Athenaeum, 314 Marion St., Seattle; $10 (folioseattle.org).
Bellevue Beaches Lifeguard Schedule
SAT-SEPT. 2 Opening day of lifeguards on duty, noon-7 p.m. Saturday-Sept. 2, Meydenbauer Beach, 419 98th Ave. N.E., Bellevue; Newcastle Beach Park, 4400 Lake Washington Boulevard S.E. (the most popular beach park in Bellevue, with limited parking); and Enatai Beach Park, 3519 108th Ave. S.E., Bellevue (425-452-4444 or parks.bellevuewa.gov/parks-and-trails/beach-lifeguard-schedule).
Seattle Parks Swimming Beaches
SAT-SEPT. 2 Lifeguards on duty, noon-7 p.m. Mondays-Fridays, 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Saturdays-Sundays; hours may be reduced June 24-27 while public schools are still in session; East Green Lake, Madrona Park Beach, Magnuson Park Beach, Pritchard Island Beach, through Aug. 24; West Green Lake, Madison Park Beach, Mount Baker Beach, Seward Park Beach, Matthews Beach, through Sept. 2; free swimming lessons, weather permitting, for ages 6-16, 12:15-12:45 p.m. July 1-12, 15-26, July 29-Aug. 9, Aug. 12-23, register in person at any beach (206-684-4078 or seattle.gov/parks/find/swimming-beaches).
Henry Moses Aquatic Center
SAT-SEPT. 2 Opening weekend of the season, lap pool, leisure pool with slides, water spray, lazy river, concessions, open daily, Henry Moses Aquatic Center, 1719 S.E. Maple Valley Highway, Renton; $3-$15 (425-430-6780 or rentonwa.gov/city_hall/community_services/facilities/henry_moses_aquatic_center).
Green Lake Open Water Swim
PLAN AHEAD Half-mile straight course and 1-mile oval course, 9 a.m. June 30, Green Lake Park, 7201 E. Green Lake Drive N., Seattle; $50-$65 (206-684-4961 or parkways.seattle.gov).
NW Green Home Tour
SAT Self-guided tour of new and remodeled homes that demonstrate the latest in environmental building solutions, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, Bellingham and Whatcom County; $10 (sustainableconnections.org/nw-green-home-tour-bellingham-sites-2019).
Ballard Classic Home Tour
SUN Self-guided tour of eight historic Ballard homes built between 1905 and 1941, hosted by Ballard Historical Society, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday, ticket sales and will-call open 9:30 a.m., Sunset Hill Community Hall, 3003 N.W. 66th St., Seattle; $25 (206-992-7010 or ballardhistory.org).
Seattle City Light Skagit Tours
JUNE 27-SEPT. 29 Boat and walking tours, times vary, through Sept. 29, North Cascades National Park, Newhalem; prices vary (seattle.gov/light/damtours/skagit.asp).
Rick Steves’ Europe Travel Classes
SAT Iceland, 10 a.m. Saturday, Edmonds Theater, Edmonds; free, preregistration required (ricksteves.com/travel-tips/travel-classes).