A detailed, categorized calendar of events all over Seattle and Western Washington, July 6-12, 2018.

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Western Washington Summer Cluster AKC Dog Shows

SAT-MON Three separate American Kennel Club (AKC) dog shows; Tacoma Kennel Club Show Saturday, Puyallup Valley Dog Fanciers show Sunday, Gig Harbor Kennel Club show Monday, 1,500 dogs each day compete in conformation, obedience, junior showmanship and rally, with events by 13 AKC breed-specific clubs, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday-Monday, Washington State Fair Events Center, 110 Ninth Ave. S.W., Puyallup; free (thefair.com/events-calendar).

Woodland Park Zoo

ONGOING Assam Rhino Reserve, Butterfly Garden, Willawong Station Bird Feeding, Family Farm, Historic Carousel, keeper talks, Zoomazium kids’ activities; closing 3 p.m. July 13 and 2 p.m. July 20 for special events, Woodland Park Zoo, 5500 Phinney Ave. N., Seattle; $12.95-$20.95, ages 2 and younger free (206-548-2500 or zoo.org).


Kitsap Pride Sip & Support

Sunday, Nightshade Restaurant, 2003 E. 11th St., Bremerton; $45 (sipandsupport.brownpapertickets.com/?cookie_header=1).

Seattle Japanese Garden Party

JULY 12 Craft beer, local wine, sake, dinner; proceeds benefit the Garden, 6 p.m. July 12, Seattle Japanese Garden, 1075 Lake Washington Blvd. E., Seattle; $125, by reservation (seattlejapanesegarden.org/events-calendar/gardenparty2018).

Auction to Fight Homelessness

PLAN AHEAD Elysian Brewing and Seattle Seahawks host meal with beer pairing, hosted bar, silent auction, dessert dash; all proceeds go to Plymouth Housing Group Seattle nonprofit to eliminate homelessness, 5:30 p.m. July 14, Elysian Fields, 542 First Ave. S., Seattle; $140 (strangertickets.com/events/55212094/auction-to-fight-homelessness).

SummeRun & Walk

PLAN AHEAD 5K run and walk, closing festival, to support Rivkin Center for Ovarian Cancer programs, 8:15 a.m. July 15, Marion and Minor Streets, Seattle; $30-$35, fundraising suggested (206-215-6200 or support.swedishfoundation.org/site/TR/Events/SummeRun?fr_id=1110&pg=entry).


UrbanAg Bike Tour

SAT Rainier Valley Food Bank 5-mile, leisurely pace bike tours visiting urban gardens and farms, for all ages; 3 p.m. Saturday, Bike Works, 3709 S. Ferdinand St., Seattle; free (www.rvfb.org/2018/05/12/urban-ag-bike-tour-2018/).

Bicycle Sunday

SUN Lake Washington Boulevard closed to motorized vehicles, inviting the community to bike, stroll or jog, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Sunday, Lake Washington Boulevard from Mount Baker Beach to Seward Park, Seattle (parkways.seattle.gov).


29th Annual Chris-Craft Rendezvous

FRI-SUN Up to 80 classic Chris-Crafts expected; music, boat tours, farmers market, seminars, swap meet, 10 a.m. Friday-Sunday, Port Orchard Marina, Port Orchard (chriscraftrendezvous.com).


Skandia Dance

FRI Dance lesson, 7:30 p.m., dance to live Norwegian music, 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; couple, set and no-partner; requests, 7 p.m., lesson, 7:30 p.m., dancing until 9:30 p.m. Saturday, Cedar Valley Grange, 20526 52nd Ave. W., Lynnwood; $6-$8 (949-646-7082 or sno-king.org).

Dancing til Dusk

TUES-AUG. 23 Fourteen evenings of free music, dance lessons and dancing in downtown parks; dance lessons first hour, no experience or partner required; swinging jazz with Washboard Cutups, 6-9:30 p.m. Tuesday, Hing Hay Park, 423 Maynard Ave. S., Seattle; waltz and more with KGB, 6-9:30 p.m. July 12, Occidental Park, 250 Occidental Ave. S., Seattle; free (206-264-5646 or danceforjoy.biz/dancingtildusk/index.html).


Seafair Pirates Landing

SAT The Pirates sail in from the seven seas to kick off Seafair, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, Alki Beach Park, 1702 Alki Ave. S.W., Seattle (seafairpirateslanding.com/).

Polish Festival Seattle

SAT Celebration of Polish culture, traditions and contemporary achievements with authentic Polish food, music and dance performances, exhibits, children’s activities, demos, workshops, vendors, vodka tasting, beer garden, noon-8 p.m. Saturday, Seattle Center Armory and Mural Amphitheatre, Seattle (206-684-7200 or polishfestivalseattle.org).

Black Diamond Miner’s Day

SAT Celebrates community coal mining heritage with focus on the Gold Rush Years, vintage clothing and fashion show and vendors, music, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Railroad and Baker Streets, Black Diamond (blackdiamondminersday.com/).

Seattle Street Food Festival

SAT-SUN Local food from 75 fine food trucks, restaurants, pop-ups, arts and crafts by 75 vendors, beer garden, noon-6 p.m. Saturday, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday, 217 Ninth Ave. N., Seattle (seattlestfoodfest.com).

Redmond Derby Days

PLAN AHEAD Parade, Criterium bike races, carnival, vendors, kids’ activities, July 13-14, Redmond (redmondderbydays.com/home).

Ballard Seafoodfest

PLAN AHEAD Seafood, beer garden, music, arts and crafts vendors, July 13-15, Market Street and Ballard Avenue, Seattle (seafoodfest.org).

West Seattle Summer Fest

PLAN AHEAD Street festival with 150 vendors, kids’ activities, 20 food vendors, main stage, beer garden, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. July 13-14, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. July 15, California Avenue Southwest and Southwest Alaska Street, Seattle (wsjunction.org).

Kent Cornucopia Days

PLAN AHEAD Arts, crafts and food vendors, entertainment, boat races, parade, July 13-15, Lake Meridian Park, 14800 S.E. 272nd St., Kent (kcdays.com/).

Kirkland Uncorked

PLAN AHEAD Wine tasting, all-ages craft fair with Uncorked Market, boat show, dog modeling contest; 5-10 p.m. July 13, noon-10 p.m. July 14, noon-6 p.m. July 15, Marina Park, Kirkland (206-633-0422 or kirklanduncorked.com).

Sammamish Valley Celebration of Farms and the Arts

PLAN AHEAD Activities at farms and businesses along the Sammamish Valley Trail, July 13-15, Woodinville and Redmond (sammamishvalley.org).

Seafair Milk Carton Derby

PLAN AHEAD Milk carton boats of all shapes and designs compete for prizes, 10:30 a.m.-5 p.m. July 14, Green Lake Park, Seattle (seafair.com).

Wallingford Family Parade

PLAN AHEAD Community parade with Bastille Day theme, 11 a.m. July 14, Bagley Avenue North from Meridian Plaground, on North 45th Street to Interlake Avenue North, Seattle (sites.google.com/site/wallingfordfamilyparade/).

Dragon Fest

PLAN AHEAD Multicultural performances, tours including $3 Food Walk, kids’ activities, open air market, noon-8 p.m. July 14, noon-6 p.m. July 15, International District, Seattle (cidbia.org/events/dragonfest/).

Viking Days

PLAN AHEAD Entertainment, vendors, Viking Village, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. July 14-15, Nordic Museum, 2655 N.W. Market St., Seattle (206-789-5707 or nordicmuseum.org/vikingdays).

Wedgwood Art Festival

PLAN AHEAD Juried art festival, live music, food, puppet shows and kids’ activities, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. July 14-15, Our Lady Of The Lake, 8900 35th Ave. N.E., Seattle (wedgwoodfestival.com).

Mercer Island Summer Celebration

PLAN AHEAD “Island Vibes” theme, parade, food and craft vendors, entertainment, music, art shows, Shakespeare in the Park, classic cars, boat rides around the island, children’s inflatable rides, 10 a.m.-7 p.m. July 14, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. July 15, Mercer Island (mercergov.org/SectionIndex.asp?SectionID=61).

Mill Creek Festival

PLAN AHEAD Arts and crafts vendors, food court, entertainment, beer and wine garden, pet plaza, children’s activities, 11 a.m.-7 p.m. July 14, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. July 15, Mill Creek (millcreekfestival.com).

Food events

Seattle International Beerfest

FRI-SUN Specialty beer festival indoors and outdoors, noon-10 p.m. Friday-Saturday, noon-7 p.m. Sunday, Fisher Pavilion, Seattle Center, Seattle; $30-$50 (seattlebeerfest.com).

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).


Georgetown Garden Walk

SUN Pick up maps for self-guided tour of 20 gardens within walking distance, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday, Bank of America, Georgetown, 1112 S. Bailey St., Seattle; free (georgetowngardenwalk.com).

Mount Baker Garden Tour

PLAN AHEAD Self-guided tour of neighborhood gardens; proceeds benefit clubhouse, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. July 15, Mount Baker Community Club, 2811 Mount Rainier Drive S., Seattle; $25 (mountbaker.org/gardentour).


Poets in the Park

SAT Poetry readings, workshops, music, book fair, craft activities, vendors, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday, Anderson Park, 7802 168th Ave. N.E., Redmond (raspread.com/pitp2018.html).

Camlann Village Days

SAT-SUN Low-key demonstrations and presentations on life in a 14th century English village, noon-5 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, Camlann Medieval Village, 10320 Kelly Road N.E., Carnation; $5 (camlann.org/village life.htm).

Make Your Own Dead Sea Salt Scrubs & Candles

JULY 12 Use ingredients from Israel to make your own salt scrubs to promote healing, and make candles, 6 p.m. July 12, Stroum Jewish Community Center, 3801 E. Mercer Way, Mercer Island; $10-$15 (sjcc.org/events-classes/adults/).

Museum events

“Sasquatch: Ancient Native Perspectives on the Mysterious Beings of the Woods”

WED-DEC. 16 Opening July 11, artwork, traditional masks, anthropological records illustrating regional Native American traditions on the origins of Sasquatch, noon-4 p.m. Wednesdays-Sundays and 6-8 p.m. on first Thursdays through Dec. 16; White River Valley Museum, 918 H St. S.E., Auburn; $2-$5, free on first Thursdays and third Sundays (253-288-7433 or wrvmuseum.org).

Day Out With Thomas

PLAN AHEAD Thomas the Tank Engine invites little engineers for 25-minute train rides and activities, departure times 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. July 13-15 and 20-22, Northwest Railway Museum, 38625 S.E. King St., Snoqualmie; $23-$26 (425-888-3030 or TrainMuseum.org).

MOHAI Summer Hours

ONGOING Signature exhibits “True Northwest: The Seattle Journey,” Maritime Seattle,” “It’s Raining Cats and Dog,” Bezos Center for Innovation; 10 a.m.-5 p.m. daily, until 8 p.m. Thursdays; special events include SS Virginia V Cruise: Salish Waterlings, 7 p.m. July 12, $25-$35, preregister; History Cafe: Remembering Princess Angeline, 6:30 p.m. July 18; Museum of History & Industry (MOHAI), 860 Terry Ave. N., Seattle; $15.95-$19.95 ages 14 and younger free (206-324-1126 or mohai.org).

Nordic Museum

ONGOING “Nordic Journeys,” 12,000 years of Nordic history and the story of Nordic immigration to the U.S. and Pacific Northwest over the last 150 years, ongoing; “Northern Exposure; Contemporary Nordic Arts Revealed,” through Sept. 16; 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesdays through Sundays, until 8 p.m. Thursdays, 2655 N.W. Market St., Seattle; $10-$15 (206-789-5707 or nordicmuseum.org).

“Double Exposure: Edward S. Curtis, Marianne Nicolson, Tracy Rector, Will Wilson”

ONGOING Iconic early 20th-century works by American photographer Edward S. Curtis (1868-1952) and contemporary photography, video, and installation by indigenous artists Marianne Nicolson, Tracy Rector, and Will Wilson, in commemoration of the 150th anniversary of Curtis’s birth to explore the legacy of his historic portraits of Native Americans from 21st-century perspectives, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Mondays; 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Wednesdays; 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Thursdays; 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Fridays-Sundays, Seattle Art Museum, 1300 First Ave., Seattle; $14.95-$24.95 (206-654-3100 or seattleartmuseum.org).

“Marvel: Universe of Super Heroes”

ONGOING Display of 300 artifacts of Marvel art, costumes and props telling the Marvel story, including Spider-Man, Thor, Black Panther, Ms. Marvel, Hulk, Iron Man and others; other exhibits include “Nirvana: Taking It To The Masses,” “Infinite Worlds of Science Fiction,” “Fantasy: Worlds of Myth and Magic,” “Scared to Death: The Thrill of Horror Film;” 10 a.m.-7 p.m. daily, Museum of Pop Culture (MoPop), 325 Fifth Ave. N., Seattle; $17-$36 (206-770-2700 or mopop.org).

Paddle sports

Dragon Boat Paddling

SAT-MON Dragon boat paddling, on-land instruction, one hour on the lake, no experience or reservations required, 3 p.m. Sundays, 6 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays, 8 a.m. Saturdays, Kenmore Air parking lot, 950 Westlake Ave. N., Seattle; free (seattleflyingdragons.org).

Park events

Seattle Japanese Garden Tanabata Festival

SAT Japanese star festival family-friendly event with magnificent colors, craft making, and a tradition of writing wishes, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, free admission for ages 12 and younger; Seattle Japanese Garden, 1075 Lake Washington Blvd. E., Seattle; $4-$8 (206-684-4725 or seattlejapanesegarden.org).

Mary Olson Farm

SAT-SUN Visit farm with restored 1897 barn, 1902 farmhouse, noon-5 p.m. Saturdays-Sundays, 28728 Green River Road, Auburn; free (wrvmuseum.org).

American Roots Music, Deception Pass State Park

SAT American Roots Music Series folk and traditional music, Dunava a cappella music from Eastern Europe, 7 p.m. Saturday, West Beach amphitheater or, in case of rain, at East Cranberry Lake picnic shelter; Deception Pass State Park, State Route 20, Whidbey Island (parks.state.wa.us/folkarts).

Discovery Park Beach Shuttle

SAT-SUN Shuttle between Visitor Center parking lot and beach parking lot, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturdays-Sundays, Discovery Park, 3801 Discovery Park Boulevard, Seattle; free (parkways.seattle.gov).

Reading Party in the Park

MON Bring a blanket or lawn chair and your favorite summer read; library staff available to make book recommendations, DJs and musicians provide a relaxing soundtrack, noon Monday, Les Gove Park, 11th Street and Auburn Way South, Auburn (206-824-6066 or kcls.org).


WED Entertainment, food trucks, 6:30 p.m., movie “Jumanji” dusk Wednesday, Marymoor Park, 6046 W. Lake Sammamish Parkway N.E., Redmond; $5-$6, ages 5 and younger free; parking $5 (moviesatmarymoor.com).

Beach Naturalist Program

WED-JULY 15 Explore the beach at low tide with trained volunteers; 9-11:30 a.m. July 11; 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m. July 12; 9:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. July 13; 10:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. July 14; 11:15 a.m.-2:45 p.m. July 15; Olympic Sculpture Park, Carkeek Park, Golden Gardens, South Alki, Lincoln Park, Seattle; Richmond Beach, Shoreline; Seahurst Park, Burien; Des Moines Beach Park and Saltwater State Park, Des Moines (seattleaquarium.org/beach-naturalist).

Summer at SAM, Olympic Sculpture Park

JULY 12 Kickoff, music by Almas Fronterizas band, art activity, food trucks, Kids Corner, 6-8 p.m. July 12, Olympic Sculpture Park, Broad Street and Elliott Avenue, Seattle (visitsam.org/summer).

Explore the Shore, Point Defiance

JULY 12 Walk with naturalists to learn about sea life at low tide, 1.5 mile round trip, for ages 5 and older, closed toed shoes recommended, meet at registration tent near the Owen Beach parking lot 15 minutes before walk start, 10:15 a.m. July 12, Point Defiance Park, 5400 N. Pearl St., Tacoma; free (pdza.org/explore-shore).

Beach Naturalists, Dash Point State Park

JULY 12-15 Explore the beach at low tide with naturalists; 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m. July 12; 9:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. July 13; 10:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. July 14; 11:15 a.m.-2:45 p.m. July 15; Dash Point State Park, 5700 S.W. Dash Point Road, Federal Way; (seattleaquarium.org/beach-naturalist).

Seattle Parks Wading Pools

ONGOING Wading pools open beginning Saturday, open on days with sunny skies and warm temperatures, schedules vary by location (206-684-7796 or seattle.gov/parks/find/sprayparks-and-wading-pools).

Remlinger Farms Country Fair Fun Park

ONGOING Farm animals, entertainment, rides and attractions for children, 10:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. daily, 32610 N.E. 32nd St., Carnation; $14.95-$17.11 (425-333-4135 or remlingerfarms.com).

Jetty Island

ONGOING Ferry to two-mile island with sandy beach, nature trails, 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Fridays-Saturdays, 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Sundays, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Mondays-Thursdays, Jetty Landing & Boat Launch, 10th Street and West Marine View Drive, Everett; free, donation requested, $2/adult, $1/child, reservations available; ferry service may be canceled due to weather or when the jetty is at maximum capacity (425-257-8304 or portofeverett.com/recreation/beaches-kiteboarding/jetty-island-290).

Vashon-Maury Island Low Tide Festival

PLAN AHEAD Guided beach walks, historic lighthouse tours, flora and fauna information displays, children’s activities, food vendor, paddleboards, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. July 14, Point Robinson Park, 3705 S.W. Point Robinson Road, Vashon Island (vashonevents.com).


Summer Rooftop Movies

FRI Classic summer movies at sunset paired with signature cocktails, ages 21+ only; “Princess Bride” dusk Friday, Motif Seattle, 1415 Fifth Ave., Seattle; free (destinationhotels.com/motif-seattle/dining).

Seattle Summer Music Games

SAT Performances by 10 of the nation’s finest drum and bugle corps in competition; food trucks, beer and wine garden, performances by Seahawks Blue Thunder and Sounders Soundwave, 5:45 p.m. Saturday, Renton Stadium, 405 N. Logan Ave., Renton; $20-$50 (seattlesummermusicgames.org).

Summer Concerts at the Locks

SAT-SUN Around the Sound Band, 2 p.m.; Puget Sound Daylily Club Blossom Show, 10 a.m. Sunday; Ballard Sedentary Sousa Band, 2 p.m. Sunday, Hiram M. Chittenden Locks, 3015 N.W. 54th St., Seattle (206-783-7059 or ballardlocks.org/free-summer-concerts.html).

Beach Party

SUN Local bands bring reggae, surf music, featuring Wet City Rockers, Surf Monk, Speak Easy, noon-8 p.m. Sunday, Waterfront Park, 1401 Alaskan Way, Seattle; free (friendsofwaterfrontseattle.org/beach_party).

Downtown Summer Sounds

MON Outdoor concert series, 4:30 p.m. Mondays, noon on select Tuesdays, 4 p.m. Wednesdays, noon Thursdays-Fridays at several downtown locations, Seattle (downtownseattle.org/summersounds).

City of Shoreline Lunchtime Music Series

TUE Rhythm Ambassadors Latin-infused music, noon Tuesday, Paramount School Park, 835 N.E. 155th St., Shoreline; free (425-221-1292 or shorelinewa.gov/specialevents).

Downtown Movies in the Park, Bellevue

TUE Pre-movie entertainment, local nonprofits accepting donations, 7:30 p.m., “Despicable Me 3” at dusk Tuesday, Bellevue Downtown Park, 10201 N.E. Fourth St., Bellevue; free (425-452-4240 or bellevueoutdoormovies.com).

Live at Lunch Concert Series, Bellevue

TUE-SEPT. 13 Local bands showcasing diverse genres and styles, noon Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays through Sept. 13 at outdoor plazas and open spaces around Bellevue; free (bellevuedowntown.com/events/live-at-lunch).

U Village Sounds of Summer Concert Series

WED Dudley Manlove Quartet, 7 p.m. Wednesday, University Village Mall, 25th Avenue Northeast and Northeast 45th Street, Seattle; free (206-523-0622 or uvillage.com/).

Concert in the Park, Shoreline

WED Deseo Carmin Latin jazz fusion, 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Animal Acres Park, Brookside Boulevard and Northeast 178th Street, Lake Forest Park (shorelinearts.net/eventsprograms/concerts-in-the-park/).

Summer Concerts at Coulon

WED Cherry Cherry Neil Diamond tribute band, 7 p.m. Wednesday, Gene Coulon Memorial Beach Park, 1201 Lake Washington Blvd. N., Renton (Rentonwa.gov/events).

Auburn Kids Summerstage

WED Entertainment, Mad Science Fire and Ice Show, noon Wednesday, Les Gove Park, 11th Street and Auburn Way South, Auburn; free (253-931-3043 or auburnwa.gov/events).

Mill Creek Town Center Concerts

WED Entertainment for all ages, 6-8 p.m. Wednesdays, Mill Creek Town Center, 153rd Street Southwest and Main Street, Mill Creek; free (millcreektowncenter.biz/events/).

Gas Station Blues

JULY 12 Concert for all ages, bring your own chair, beer garden, barbecue vendor; SB Slim with Dick Minott 7 p.m. July 12, Historic Shell Station, 232 Front St., Issaquah; free (downtownissaquah.com).

African Music and Dance Showcase

JULY 12 Gansango Dance Company program, all ages welcome with adult; contemporary and traditional West African dance, drumming and songs, 4 p.m. July 12, Vashon Library, 17210 Vashon Highway S.W., Vashon Island; free (206-236-3537 or kcls.org).

Wooden O Shakespeare in The Park

JULY 12-AUG. 12 “The Merry Wives of Windsor,” 7 p.m. July 12-13, 2 p.m. July 14, Luther Burbank Park, Mercer Island; 7 p.m. July 15, Volunteer Park, Seattle; free, donations suggested (seattleshakespeare.org/woodeno/).

Timber! Outdoor Music Festival

JULY 12-15 Outdoor music performances and adventure activities, noon July 12-noon July 15, Tolt MacDonald Park, Northeast 40th Street and Tolt Avenue, Carnation; $40-$50/day, ages 11 and younger free; camping fees vary (summer.timbermusicfest.com).

GreenStage Shakespeare in the Park

PLAN AHEAD Performance of “Henry IV, Part One,” abbreviated Backyard Bard: “The Two Gentlemen of Verona” and “The Winter’s Tale,” plus “The Three Musketeers,” at various parks July 13-Aug. 18, including Seattle Outdoor Theater Festival, July 14-15, Volunteer Park, 1247 15th Ave. E., Seattle; free, donations suggested (greenstage.org).


Sigma 6K Run

FRI Proceeds benefit charity, 6 p.m. Friday, Foster Park, South 259th Street and 74th Avenue South, Kent; $16

Renton parkrun

SAT Weekly 5K run, 9 a.m. Saturday, Cedar River Trail, 2901 Maple Valley Highway, Renton; free (parkrun.us/renton/).

Summer Spirit Run

PLAN AHEAD 5K, 10K, 15K, kids dash, 9:30 a.m. July 14, Magnuson Park, 7400 Sand Point Way N.E., Seattle; $3-$30 (magnusonseries.org).


Mill Creek Art Walk

JULY 12 Artists display their work at businesses along Main Street, 5-8 p.m. July 12, Mill Creek Town Center, 153rd Street Southwest and Main Street, Mill Creek (millcreektourism.com/artwalks).

Special interest

First Fridays Madrona

FRI Trunk shows, wine tasting, art shows and demonstrations, kids’ activities, shopping, dining, 5-8 p.m. Friday, Madrona neighborhood, 34th Avenue between Pike, Union and Spring Streets, Seattle (206-818-1752).

Seattle Center Fitness Programs

TUE-WED Zumba dance class, all welcome, 6-7 p.m. Tuesdays, Next 50 Plaza; Meditation and Relaxation Class, chairs provided, bring a mat/pillow if you prefer to sit on the floor, 6-7 p.m. Tuesdays, Armory Room Loft 1; Gentle Yoga for all ages and fitness levels, bring a yoga mat, 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Wednesdays, Exhibition Hall Lawn, Seattle Center, Seattle; free (206-684-7200 or seattlecenter.com).

The Spheres Understory

ONGOING Public visitor center, exhibits about flora and design to learn about Amazon and The Spheres, 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Mondays-Saturdays, 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Sundays; indoor gardens open two Saturdays a month by reservation, The Spheres Understory, 2101 Seventh Ave., Seattle; free (seattlespheres.com).

Seattle Great Wheel/Wings Over Washington

ONGOING Seattle Great Wheel gondola rides for people of all ages, 10 a.m.-11 p.m. Sundays-Thursdays, 10 a.m.-midnight Fridays; $9-$14 (seattlegreatwheel.com/); Wings Over Washington aerial adventure flying theater, 10 a.m.-11 p.m. Sundays-Thursdays, 10 a.m.-midnight Fridays, $13-$17 (wingsoverwa.com/), Miner’s Landing at Pier 57, 1301 Alaskan Way, Seattle.

Seattle Public Library Summer of Learning

ONGOING Free activities for youth and families to keep students reading and learning while school is out, with theme “Make a Splash! Adventures with Water,” reading and activities around science, technology, engineering, arts and math, Action Guides available, activities at various library locations (206-386-4636 or spl.org/summeroflearning).


Seattle beaches

ONGOING Lifeguards on duty, weather permitting, noon-7 p.m. weekdays, 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Saturdays-Sundays; Madison, 1900 43rd Ave. E.; Baker, 2301 Lake Washington Blvd. S.; Seward, 5902 Lake Washington Blvd. S.; West Green Lake, 7312 W. Green Lake Drive; Matthews, 9300 51st Ave. N.E.; Madrona Beach, 853 Lake Washington Blvd.; East Green Lake, 7201 E. Green Lake Drive N.; Magnuson, Northeast 65th Street and Sand Point Way Northeast, and Pritchard, 8400 55th Ave. S., Seattle (seattle.gov/parks/find/swimming-beaches).

Colman Pool

ONGOING Heated saltwater Olympic size pool, Giant Tube Slide; open swims, swimming lessons, special events, daily, Lincoln Park, 8603 Fauntleroy Way S.W., Seattle; $3.75-$5.50 (206-684-7494 or seattle.gov/parks/find/pools/colman-pool).

Mounger Pool

ONGOING Big Pool with corkscrew slide, shallow Little Pool; swim lessons, open swims, themed events, hours vary daily, 2535 32nd Ave. W., Seattle; $3.75-$5.50 (206-684-4708 or seattle.gov/parks/find/pools/mounger-pool).

Peter Kirk Pool

ONGOING Heated outdoor pool open for swims, lessons, daily, 340 Kirkland Ave., Kirkland; $5 (425-587-3336 or kirklandwa.gov/depart/parks).

Henry Moses Aquatic Center

ONGOING Lap pool, leisure pool with slides, water spray, lazy river, concessions, hours vary, Henry Moses Aquatic Center, 1719 S.E. Maple Valley Highway, Renton; $4.50-$15 (425-430-6780 or rentonwa.gov).


Seattle City Light Skagit Tours

ONGOING Celebrating 90 years, scenic tours, boat rides, hikes, meals, various times and prices, North Cascades National Park, Newhalem; prices vary (360-854-2589 or skagittours.com).

The Jameson Jitney

PLAN AHEAD Trolley ride to bars with drink, games, entertainment, Jameson tasting, 3 p.m. July 14, Sound Excursions, 1631 15th Ave. W., Seattle; $44 (425-830-1801 or jamesonjitney.com).

Cedar River Watershed Tours

PLAN AHEAD Bus and walking tour through historic townsite, across Masonry dam, pass lake and waterfalls, for adults and ages 10 and older, 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. July 14-Sept. 2, $5-$10; drive through historic townsite, visit waterfall, for all ages, 2-3 p.m. Saturdays-Sundays July 14-Sept. 2, $5; Cedar River Watershed Education Center, 19901 Cedar Falls Road S.E., North Bend; by reservation (seattle.gov/util/environmentconservation/education/cedarriverwatershed/).


Key Peninsula Lions Walk

SAT Volkssport 10K (6.2 miles) or 5K walk on dirt trails, start 8 a.m.-1 p.m., finish by 4 p.m. Saturday, Key Peninsula 360 Park, 10905 144th St. N.W., Gig Harbor (clubs.ava.org/gen3/data/event_details.asp?eventid=110758).


Changemaker Dinner: Stand for Dreamers

TUE SameSide hosts shared meal and a chance to contact our representatives in support of the passage of a clean DREAM Act, 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, The Riveter: Fremont, 1300 N. Northlake Way, Seattle; $25 (206-552-0543 or eventbrite.com/e/changemaker-dinner-stand-for-dreamers-tickets-47001618105).