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A detailed, categorized calendar of events all over Seattle and Western Washington, June 8-15, 2012
Washington State Scottish terrier Club Show
FRI Specialty Show, Obedience & Rally Trials, noon Friday, Puyallup Fair and Events Center, 110 Ninth Ave. S.W., Puyallup; free (253-841-5045 or www.wsstc.org).
"Bear Affair and Big Howl for Wolves"
SAT Activities focused on bears, wolves and other Pacific Northwest wildlife in the wild and how humans can coexist with them, 9:30-2 p.m. Saturday, Woodland Park Zoo, 5500 Phinney Ave. N., Seattle; $11.50-$17.75 (206-548-2500 or www.zoo.org).
SAT Cats and kittens from Seattle Animal Shelter foster homes ready for adoption, fees $45-$135, noon Saturday, Laurelhurst Community Center, 4554 N.E. 41st St., Seattle (206-386-7387).
Cat Adoption Event by Pawsitive Alliance
SUN Cats and kittens available for adoption, spayed/neutered, 1 p.m. Sunday, Homeward Pet Adoption Center, 18800 Woodinville-Snohomish Road, Woodinville (206-486-4738 or www.pawsitivealliance.org/).
Bat Walk & Talk
WED Learn about and see bats on easy walk for ages 8 and older, 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, Seward Park Audubon Center, 5902 Lake Washington Boulevard S., Seattle; $5, preregister (206-652-2444 or www.brownpapertickets.com/event/221553">www.brownpapertickets.com/event/221553).
E.T. the Walrus' 30th Birthday Party at Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium
PLAN AHEAD Enrichment treats for walruses, 9:30 a.m.-6 p.m. June 15, Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium, 5400 N. Pearl St., Tacoma; $6-$16 (253-591-5337 or www.pdza.org).
FareStart 20th Anniversary Bash
SAT Tastes from 20 Northwest chefs, beer and wine from local breweries and wineries, cooking demonstrations, music, 6 p.m. Saturday, Fremont Studios, 155 N. 35th St., Seattle; $92-$120 (www.farestart.org).
Flight for Sight Fun Run and Walk 5K & 10K
SAT 5k and 10k runs and 1-mile walk, all proceeds to benefit Guide Dogs of America, 9:30 a.m. Saturday, check in 7:30-9 a.m., Boeing Activity Center, 6098 36th Ave. W., Everett; $30 (www.flightforsight.com/).
Walk and Concert for Kids
SUN Leisurely half-mile walk, 10 a.m., register 9:30 a.m., Pike Market Child Care and Preschool, 1531 Western Ave., Seattle, suggested fundraising goal $100; concert for kids and families with the Not-Its, 10:30 a.m., Showbox Theater, 1426 First Ave., Seattle, suggested donation $7/advance, $10/day of event per person; all proceeds benefit Pike Market Child Care and Preschool (206-625-0842 or walk.pikemarketkids.org).
SUN Run/walk, participants encouraged to bring dogs, Pet Expo vendors; proceeds benefit care of Seattle Animal Shelter animals, 10 a.m. Sunday, Seward Park, 5902 Lake Washington Blvd. S., Seattle; $30 (www.furry5k.com).
SUN 5K run/walk, 8:15 a.m. Sunday from Leschi Park to Madison Park; 10K run, Ferdinand Park to Madison Park, 9 a.m. Sunday; half-mile Kids Run, 10:15 a.m. Sunday, Madison Park; proceeds benefit Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center; post-event party at Madison Park, East Madison Street and 43rd Avenue East, Seattle; $10-$40, fundraising encouraged, suggested minimum $250/person or $1,000/team (www.fhcrc.org/content/public/en/events/shore-run.html).
WED Meet 30 Northwest winemakers pouring summer selections, appetizers; supports children and families of Ryther Child Center, 6 p.m. Wednesday, Ray's Boathouse, 6049 Seaview Ave. N.W., Seattle; $35 (206-802-8325 or rytherleague.org).
"Pints for Prostates" Event
JUNE 14 Information, portion of proceeds donated to fight prostate cancer all day, benefit silent auction 6 p.m. June 14, Pike Brewing, 1415 First Ave., Seattle (206-812-6604 or www.pintsforprostates.org/).
Goodwill Cyclist Sale
SAT More than 250 bikes for all ages at affordable prices: mountain, road, hybrid, vintage and cruisers plus biking clothing and accessories, 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Saturday, Seattle Goodwill Store, 1400 S. Lane St., Seattle (206-329-1000 or www.seattlegoodwill.org).
Flying Wheels Summer Century
SAT Cascade Bicycle Club hilly 45-, 85- and 100-mile loops or 25-mile loop around Lake Sammamish with rolling hills, start line open 8-11 a.m. Saturday; Marymoor Park, 6046 W. Lake Sammamish Parkway N.E., Redmond; $40-$45 (206-522-3222 or www.cascade.org).
Evergreen Mountain Bike Festival
SAT Free bike demos, six-mile cross-country bike trail, two-mile free-ride trail with jumps, kids' biking area, races, vendors, food, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, Duthie Hill Mountain Bike Park, Duthie Hill Road, Issaquah; admission free, fees for some events (206-524-2900 or www.evergreenmtbfestival.com).
The Leukemia Cup Regatta
SAT Sailing regatta, luau celebration auction to benefit Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, noon Saturday, Elliott Bay Marina, Seattle; $150 (206-628-0777 or www.leukemiacup.org/wa).
SAT Bellevue Sail & Power Squadron on-the-water training to operate your boat, 7:30 a.m. Saturday, Meydenbauer Bay Yacht Club, Bellevue; $75, preregister (206-369-4076 or www.bellevuepowersquadron.org/education).
FRI Dancing lesson, 7:30 p.m., social dance, 8:30 p.m. Friday, Russian Community Center, 704 19th Ave. E., Seattle; $12/lesson and dance, $5/dance only (425-883-0332 or www.seattlebalkandancers.org).
Swedish National Day
SAT Dancing to Sylvia Fjordsong's Band, 1:30-4:30 p.m. Saturday, $10; dinner available by reservation, 5 p.m., $25, Swedish Cultural Center, 1920 Dexter Ave. N., Seattle (206-283-1090 or www.swedishculturalcenter.org).
Seattle Science Festival
FRI-WEDS Community science and technology events through June; some require preregistration; see website for complete list and details (www.seattlesciencefestival.org);
• Science That Soars, celebrating achievement in aerospace, astronomy and aviation; 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday, Museum of Flight, 9404 E. Marginal Way S., Seattle; $9-$17; free admission 5-9 p.m. June 7 (206-764-5720 or seattlesciencefestival.org);
• South Lake Union Science Trek tour and discussions at eight biotech and research organizations for K-12 students, adults, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Friday, Seattle;
• NOAA Open House, explore the work of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, tours, lectures and films, noon-8 p.m. Friday, Seattle;
• Ideas to Change the World, demonstrations and films on using science to fight poverty, improve health and increase opportunities around the world, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Visitor Center, 440 Fifth Ave. N., Seattle; free;
• Science of Sailing Day, learn about the physics of sailing, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday, boat rides, noon-6 p.m., weather permitting, Center for Wooden Boats, 1010 Valley St., Seattle; $8/person or $20/family, preregister (cwb.org).
• Bellevue College Science Division Open House, visit labs, planetarium, science, math and technology program information, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, Bellevue College Science Building, 3000 Landerholm Circle S.E., Bellevue;
• Mac's Pond Macros, learn about wetlands and pond life, 1-3 p.m. Sunday, IslandWood, 4450 Blakely Ave. N.E., Bainbridge; $5, registration required;
• Conversations About Our Changing Planet, how scientists are studying our changing planet with observational data and computer models to determine what impacts may happen on a global and regional scale, 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Kane Hall, University of Washington, Seattle; free.
FRI-SUN Celebration of holiday commemorating the date in 1865 when slaves in Texas learned they had been freed by the Emancipation Proclamation, Pratt Park, 19th Avenue South and East Yesler Way, Seattle (206-322-8296);
• free ice cream social, 4 p.m. Friday; Stop the Violence candlelight vigil, 6 p.m. Friday;
• entertainment, food vendors, information and giveaways by local businesses and organizations, noon-8 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, church in the park Sunday.
Tastin' n Racin'
FRI-SUN Hydro Happy Hour beer garden, live music, 4-8 p.m. Friday; 10 classes of hydroplane racing, Vintage Unlimited Hydroplane exhibition, beer garden with rock bands, Classic Car and Hot Boat Show, kids' rides and activities, arts/crafts and food vendors, 9 a.m.-7 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, Lake Sammamish State Park, 20606 S.E. 56th St., Issaquah; $5-$10 (206-351-3330 or www.tastinracin.com).
Georgetown Carnival: Art, Music & More
SAT Visual arts, music, circus acts, carnival games, food, beer garden, power-tool races, noon-8 p.m. Saturday, Airport Way South at South Vale Street, Seattle (www.georgetowncarnival.com).
SAT French carnival, kids' games and pony rides, food, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, French Immersion School of Washington, 4211 W. Lake Sammamish Pkwy. S.E., Bellevue; fees for activities (425-653-3970 or www.fisw.org/our-community/kermesse.cfm).
SAT-SUN Performances, cultural activities, food, children's activities, marketplace, re-creation of Philippine participation in the 1962 Seattle World's Fair, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday, noon-5 p.m. Sunday, Seattle Center, Seattle (206-684-7200 or www.fchsw-pagdiriwang.org).
The Next 50, Seattle Center
ONGOING Seattle Center celebrates 50th anniversary of the Seattle World's Fair (206-684-7200 or www.seattlecenter.com);• Playway inflatable rides and zip line, 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Saturday-Sunday; prices vary;
• Celebrating Century 21 history exhibit, open daily, free;
• GeoDome Earth Portal guided tour of the universe, open daily, $7-$9;
• Century 21 Lecture, Northwest Architects of the Seattle World's Fair, 7 p.m. Tuesday, The Armory/Seattle Center House, Seattle; $5-$15 (www.century21mod.com).
Meeker Days Festival
PLAN AHEAD Entertainment, food courts, craft vendors, Kid Zone, antique tractor display, noon-9 p.m. June 15, 10 a.m.-9 p.m. June 16, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. June 17, Puyallup (puyallupmainstreet.com/meekerdays.html).
Marysville Strawberry Festival
PLAN AHEAD Berry Run/Walk, arts and crafts market, entertainment, carnival, kiddies' parade and Grand Parade, fireworks display; 2-9 p.m. June 15; 10 a.m.-10:30 p.m. June 16; 10 a.m.-5 p.m. June 17, Marysville (360-659-7664 or www.maryfest.com).
Northwest Wine Academy
FRI Tasting from wineries of Northwest Wine Academy alumni, 4-6 p.m. Friday, South Seattle Community College, 6000 16th Ave. S.W., Seattle (www.southseattle.edu/programs/proftech/wine.htm).
Food Truck Round Up
SAT Eight local gourmet food trucks, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Renton Village, 601 S. Grady Way, Renton (www.uwajimaya.com/RentonFoodTruckRoundUp2012.html).
Kaspars Cooking Class:
SAT Kaspar demonstrates seasonal barbecue cooking, lunch, wine, packet of recipes, 10 a.m. Saturday, Kaspars Special Events and Catering, 19 W. Harrison St., Seattle; $55 (206-298-0123 or www.kaspars.com).
Salmon Sizzle & Wine
SAT Grilled wild salmon paired with Northwest wines, noon-4 p.m. Saturday, Brian Carter Cellars, 14419 Woodinville-Redmond Road, Woodinville; $30 by reservation (425-806-9463 or www.briancartercellars.com).
Sunset in Snohomish
SAT Taste wines from regional wineries at shops in historic downtown, 5 p.m. Saturday, Bee Bops and Lollipops, 1112 First St., Snohomish; $5-$8 (425-330-0831 or www.historicdowntownsnohomish.org/sunsets-in-snohomish.asp).
JUNE 14 Taste rosé wines with appetizers, 6 p.m. June 14, Salty's on Alki, Seattle; $25; by reservation (206-937-1600 or www.saltys.com).
Washington Brewers Festival
JUNE 15-17 Washington breweries beer, ages 21 and older only, 4-9 p.m. June 15; for all ages with craft beers from Washington and beyond, music, wine, kids' activities, 11 a.m.-9 p.m. June 16, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. June 17, Marymoor Park, Redmond; $15-$25, $5/designated driver, ages 20 and younger free (www.washingtonbeer.com/wa-brewers-fest/).
Bloedel Reserve events
FRI-JUNE 14 Every Step, A Healing Step lecture and short walk, 4:30 p.m. Friday; Restorative Power of Plants lecture, 2 p.m. Sunday; Landscaping for Privacy lecture and book signing with author Marty Wingate, 2 p.m. June 14; Bloedel Reserve, 7571 Dolphin Drive N.E., Bainbridge Island; prices vary (206-842-7631 or www.brownpapertickets.com).
Central District Garden Tour
SAT Tour of urban gardens, public art, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Midtown Plaza, 23rd Avenue and East Union Street, Seattle; $7-$10 (gardentour.centraldistrictseattle.org).
Tour of the Kruckeberg
SAT In-depth tour of the garden and its plant collection, 11 a.m. Saturday, Kruckeberg Botanic Garden, 20312 15th Ave. N.W., Shoreline; $10, registration required (206-546-1281 or kruckeberg.org).
Highline Garden Tour
SAT Visit seven gardens in Burien, Normandy Park and SeaTac, plant sale at Highline-SeaTac Botanical Garden, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, tickets available at Herr Backyard Garden Center, 107 S.W. 152nd St., Burien; $15-$18 (206-241-5786 or www.highlinehistory.org/programs.html).
SAT Guided tour of grounds and greenhouses to learn about seasonal and new plants, 1 p.m. Saturday, Christianson's Nursery, 15806 Best Road, Mount Vernon; free, preregister (360-466-3821 or www.christiansonsnursery.com).
Purple Passion Sale
SAT-SUN Sale of a variety of hybrid species and heritage rhodies, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, Meerkerk Gardens, 3531 Meerkerk Lane, Greenbank; free garden admission on sale days (360-678-1912 or www.meerkerkgardens.org).
Gardening in Containers
WED How to begin and maintain edible container garden, 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, Victor Steinbrueck Park, 2001 Western Ave., Seattle; free (206-633-0451 or seattletilth.org/).
Seattle Science Festival
SAT Learn about the environment on guided 1.5-mile walk for families with children of all ages, 10 a.m. Saturday, Tiger Mountain Trailhead Parking Lot, 26720 S.E. 79th St., Issaquah; $5/person or $20/family, preregistration required, space limited (mtsgreenway.org).
Alpine Lakes: Wilderness in Our Backyard
WED Information about the movement to establish the Alpine Lake Wilderness Area, 7 p.m. Wednesday, Mountaineers Club, 7700 Sand Point Way N.E., Seattle; free (206-521-6012 or www.mountaineers.org/).
and Gameroom Show
FRI-SUN Free play on 300 pinball and arcade games for all ages, speakers, vendors, contests, noon-midnight Friday, 10 a.m.-midnight Saturday, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Sunday, Seattle Center Northwest Rooms, Seattle; $10-$20/day (206-684-7200 or www.nwpinballshow.com).
FRI-SUN Brass Screw Confederacy hosts Victorian science-fiction/fantasy fan events including Pub-crawl; Bazaar of the Bizarre, Arts in Action, Port Townsend; Zombie Apocalypse Sunday at Fort Worden State Park, Port Townsend; $35/full pass, events $10-$25, some events free (206-799-5069 or brass-screw.org).
"All Things Saturn"
SAT Program on the planet Saturn, 8:30 p.m. Saturday, Edwin E. Ritchie Observatory, Battle Point Park, 11299 Arrow Point Drive N.E., Battle Point Park, Bainbridge Island (206-855-7883 or www.bpastro.org/).
Historical Society Picnic
SAT Bring a potluck dish to share, History Hero awards presented, entertainment by The Old Time Fiddlers, 11 a.m. Saturday, Anderson Park, 7802 168th Ave. N.E., Redmond; free (425-885-2919 or redmondhistoricalsociety.org).
SUN All Convertibles Show, 8 a.m. Sunday, XXX Root Beer Drive-In, 98 N.E. Gilman Blvd., Issaquah; free for spectators (www.triplexrootbeer.com).
"Jiro Dreams of Sushi," "The Lucky One"
New at the Crest Cinema. Also: "The Artist," "Mirror Mirror" and "The Lorax" ($3).
"The Five-Year Engagement," "The Three Stooges" and "The Lucky One"
They're new at the Admiral Theater in West Seattle. Also: "The Artist" ($5.75).
"Peace, Love & Misunderstanding" and "First Position"
They're new at the Varsity Theatre. Also: "The Manzanar Fishing Club" and "Headhunters." All seats on Tuesday are $7.
"Snow White and the Huntsman"
It continues at the Big Picture Seattle. The 3:15 p.m. shows on Saturday and Sunday are $8.
"Overboard" and "Dogma"
They're new at the Central Cinema in Seattle. All shows $6-$8.
It's new at the Tin Theater in Burien this week. All shows $7-$8.
"The Five-Year Engagement" and "The Lucky One"
They're new at the Gateway in Federal Way. Also there: "The Three Stooges," "The Lorax 3D," "21 Jump Street," "Mirror Mirror," "John Carter 3D," "Wrath of the Titans 3D" and "Journey 2: The Mysterious Island 3D" ($2, all seats on Tuesdays $1).
"Icons of Science Fiction" opening
FRI-SUN Party celebrating the opening of "Icons of Science Fiction" exhibit with "Star Trek"- and "Doctor Who"-themed trivia, talks, for ages 21 and older only, 8 p.m. Friday, $10-$20; opening day of exhibit Saturday, 10 a.m.-7 p.m. daily, $12-$20; EMP Museum, 325 Fifth Ave. N., Seattle (206-770-2700 or www.empmuseum.org).
World Ocean Weekend
FRI-SUN Ocean-exploration talks, demonstrations and activities, 10:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Friday-Sunday, Seattle Aquarium, 1483 Alaskan Way, Pier 59, Seattle; $13.95-$19.95 (206-386-4300 or www.seattleaquarium.org).
Flying Heritage Collection
SAT Debut of the Mitsubishi A6M3-22 Reisen Zero with the newly painted Curtiss P-40C Tomahawk, noon Saturday, Flying Heritage Collection, 3407 109th St. S.W., Everett; $8-$12 (877-342-3404 or www.flyingheritage.com).
Fort Nisqually's Crafts of the Past
SAT-SUN Artist demonstration and activities, 19th-century calligraphy, weaving, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, Fort Nisqually Living History Museum, 5400 N. Pearl St., Tacoma; $4-$6.50 (253-591-5339 or www.fortnisqually.org).
Medieval Village Living History Days
SAT-SUN 14th-century English village with blacksmithing, cooking, longbow archery, candle making, pottery, shoemaking, noon-5 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays, $5; The Bors Hede serves lunch, noon-3:30 p.m., and dinner, by reservation, 5-8 p.m. Saturday, Camlann Medieval Village, 10320 Kelly Road N.E., Carnation (425-788-8624 or www.camlann.org).
PCC Tastings: French Cuisine
SUN French cuisine with PCC Cooks, samples, 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. Sunday, Burke Museum of Natural History and Culture, University of Washington, Seattle; $7.50-$10 (206-543-5590 or www.burkemuseum.org/).
Paddle From Seattle Support Event
SUN Film, exhibits, Indian tacos, 2 p.m. Sunday, Duwamish Longhouse & Cultural Center, 4705 W. Marginal Way S.W., Seattle; $10 donation funds Duwamish Raven Canoe's Paddle to Suquaxin (206-431-1582 or www.duwamishtribe.org).
NAAM free first and second Thursdays
JUNE 14 Free admission first and second Thursdays, 11 a.m.-7 p.m. June 14, Northwest African American Museum, 2300 S. Massachusetts St., Seattle (206-518-6000 or naamnw.org).
Tutankhamun: The Golden King and the Great Pharaohs
ONGOING Display of more than 100 objects from King Tut's tomb and treasures from 2,000 years of ancient Egyptian history, through Jan. 6, 10 a.m. daily, Pacific Science Center, 200 Second Ave. N., Seattle; $15.50-$32.50, timed ticket entry, reservations strongly recommended (800-664-8775 or www.pacificsciencecenter.org).
Chihuly Garden and Glass
ONGOING Indoor and outdoor glass-art installations, garden, cafe, 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays, 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays, Seattle Center, Seattle; $12-$19 (www.chihulygardenandglass.com).
LeMay-America's Car Museum
ONGOING Automotive history display of 500 cars, trucks and motorcycles, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. daily, LeMay-America's Car Museum, 2702 East D St., Tacoma; $8-$14 (253-779-8490 or www.lemaymuseum.org).
SAT Introduction to paddling on a dragonboat, no experience needed for ages 18 and older or 12 and older with parent, 6 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays, 9 a.m. Saturdays, 3 p.m. Sundays, next to Kenmore Air, 950 Westlake Ave. N., Seattle; free, no reservations needed (206-523-4518 or www.seattleflyingdragons.org).
Paddle The Dragon
SAT All human-powered watercraft welcome to compete 8- or 3-nautical-mile course, 7 a.m. Saturday, Port Gamble, Kitsap County; $25 (www.olympicoutdoorcenter.com).
NW Adventure Sport Festival
SAT-SUN Mountain biking, kayaking/paddling, trail running, stand-up paddle boarding, racing, demos, classes, vendors, food, all ages welcome, no experience necessary, Port Gamble, Kitsap County; $55-$150 (www.unleashthebeastnw.com).
Butterfly Bonanza Super Saturday
SAT Learn about Pacific Northwest butterflies, games, arts and crafts, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, Seward Park Audubon Center, 5902 Lake Washington Boulevard S., Seattle; free (206-652-2444 or sewardpark.audubon.org).
Butterflies of the Forest Guided Walk
SAT Leisurely one-mile walk to find butterflies and their host plants, noon Saturday, Seward Park Audubon Center, 5902 Lake Washington Boulevard S., Seattle; $3-$5 (206-652-2444 or www.brownpapertickets.com/event/248591).
Tai Chi on Alki
SAT Outdoor Tai chi class, flowing movements combined with deep breathing, 9 a.m. Saturdays through October, Alki Beach Statue of Liberty Plaza, 1702 Alki Ave S.W., Seattle; free (206-229-4774 or seattlewushucenter.com).
SAT Walk to learn about the park at night, 8 p.m. Saturday, Discovery Park, 3801 W. Government Way, Seattle; $8 preregister (206-386-4236 or www.seattle.gov/parks).
Native Plants —
A Basis for Survival
SAT Eastside Heritage Center program to learn how to survive using the plant technologies developed by local Native Americans, 1 p.m. Saturday, Mercer Slough Environmental Education Center, 1625 118th Ave. S.E., Bellevue; free (425-452-2565).
Salish Sea Native American Cultural Celebration
SAT Celebration of the maritime heritage of the Samish and Swinomish tribes with craft demonstrations, canoe rides, singers, drummers, storytellers, salmon and fry-bread lunch available, noon Saturday, Deception Pass State Park, Oak Harbor (www.parks.wa.gov/events).
Free day at State Parks
SAT Visit Washington state parks for free, no Discover Pass required, National Get Outdoors Day, Saturday (www.discoverpass.wa.gov).
National Parks free entrance day
SAT Free entrance to America's National Parks, Get Outdoors Day, Saturday (www.nps.gov/findapark/feefreeparks.htm).
Third Place Commons
FRI-SAT Smilin' Scandinavians polka, 7:30 p.m. Friday; Portage Bay Big Band swing, 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Third Place Commons, 17171 Bothell Way N.E., Lake Forest Park; free (www.thirdplacecommons.org).
Leavenworth International Accordion Celebration
FRI-SUN Accordion lessons; concerts, workshops, jam sessions, Friday-Sunday, Leavenworth (www.accordioncelebration.org).
SAT Music for young readers with author of "Augie to Zebra: An Alphabet Book," 11 a.m. Saturday, Elliott Bay Book Co., 1521 10th Ave., Seattle; free. (206-624-6600 or www.elliottbaybook.com) also 6:30 p.m. June 14, Secret Garden Bookshop, 2214 N.W. Market St., Seattle; free (206-789-5006 or www.secretgardenbooks.com).
Music in the Sculpture Garden
SAT Acoustic music for all ages, 2 p.m. Saturday, History House of Greater Seattle, 790 N. 34th St., Seattle; free, donations appreciated (206-675-8875 or www.historyhouse.org).
Summer concerts at the Locks
SAT-SUN Highline Community Symphonic Band, 2 p.m. Saturday; Barnelekarringer children's Scandinavian dance, 2 p.m. Sunday, Hiram M. Chittenden Locks, 3015 N.W. 54th St., Seattle; free (206-783-7059).
Fremont 5K & Briefcase Relay
FRI Five-person team Briefcase Relay, 6 p.m.; 5K run/walk, 7 p.m.; post-race celebration beer garden, 6 p.m. Friday, Solstice Plaza, Seattle; $20-$40 (206-729-9972 or www.fremont5k.com).
Sound to Narrows
SAT 12K run/walk, 5K run/walk, 2K junior shuffle, diaper dash, proceeds benefit MultiCare Health Systems Center for Healthy Living for children and families, 8 a.m. Saturday, Vassault Park, North 37th Street and North Vassault Street, Tacoma; $10-$35 (253-403-3065 or www.soundtonarrows.org).
TUE Meet world ultramarathoner Scott Jurek for 4-mile run, all paces welcome, 5:45 p.m. Tuesday, Fleet Feet Sports, 911 E. Pine St., followed by discussion and signing of his book "Eat & Run: My Unlikely Journey to Ultramarathon Greatness," 7 p.m. Tuesday, Elliott Bay Book Co., 1521 10th Ave., Seattle; free (206-624-6600 or www.elliottbaybook.com).
SAT Clothing and Textile Advisors (CTA) of Washington fabric sale, portion of proceeds benefit Camp Stitch-a-Lot scholarships, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, McCollum Pioneer Park Education building, 600 128th St. S.E., Everett (206-595-9717 or www.facebook.com/SnohomishCTA).
Artists' Open House and Sale
SAT-SUN Meet artists, tour the studio, noon-9 p.m. Saturday, noon-5 p.m. Sunday, Blowing Sands, 5805 14th Ave. N.W., Seattle (206-783-5314 or www.sutherlandglass.com).
MON Wedding dresses, $100-$300; party dresses, $20; shoes, $10, 6-8 p.m. Monday, Cynderellies Closet, 610 Main St., Edmonds (425-771-0653).
Free Dental Screening for Children
SAT Brief dental screening for ages 1 to 18, meet the Tooth Fairy, 9 a.m.-noon Saturday, Center for Pediatric Dentistry, 6222 N.E. 74th St., Seattle; free, no reservations (206-543-5800).
Mavin's Loving Day
SUN Art, entertainment, crafts for children to support and celebrate Mildred & Richard Loving and their landmark Supreme Court victory in 1967 for the right to marry interracially, noon Sunday, Youngstown Cultural Arts Center, 4408 Delridge Way S.W., Seattle; free (www.facebook.com/rouilliewilkerson#!/events/221044954678119/).
Seattle Inaugural Back Yard Croquet Open
SAT Seattle Open 9-Wicket team tournament matching experts and novices, no experience necessary, all equipment provided, 9:45 a.m. Saturday, Puget Sound Croquet Club, 10229 136th Ave. N.E., Kirkland; $20 (360-434-0387 or www.pugetsoundcroquet.com).
Old School Roller Derby
SUN Old School Roller Derby fast-paced family event, 6:30 p.m. Sunday, Skate King, 2301 140th Ave N.E., Bellevue; $8-$12 (oneworldrollerderby.com).
Seattle Mariners Law Enforcement Appreciation Night
TUE Special ticket prices, portion of ticket sales donated to National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund to support the National Law Enforcement Museum, 7:10 p.m. Tuesday, Safeco Field, 1250 First Ave., Seattle; $18-$43 (www.LawMemorial.org/Sports).
Seattle Architecture Foundation
FRI Walking tours from Seattle Architecture Foundation, 1333 Fifth Ave, Rainier Square Atrium, Seattle, unless noted otherwise; $15-$25 (800-838-3006 or www.seattlearchitecture.org).
• Art + Architecture, 10 a.m. Friday;
• Art Deco 1920s tour, 10 a.m. Friday;
• Design Details, 10 a.m. Saturday;
• Pike/Pine: Cars, Bars and Dead Rock Stars, 10 a.m. Saturday from outside Broadway Performance Hall, 1625 Broadway, Seattle;
• Architecture 101, 10 a.m. June 15.
Seattle Science Festival Architectural Tour of EMP
FRI All ages tour, discussion of building's construction and architectural features, 2 p.m. Friday, EMP Museum, 325 Fifth Ave. N., Seattle; $12-$20 (seattlesciencefestival.org).
Wallingford Walks — Birds, Bees, and Maybe a Goat
SAT Wallingford's 4H Club and City Grown Seattle 3-mile, leisurely paced walk of urban homes that keep bees, chickens, ducks, rabbits, gardens, 10 a.m. Saturday, Tully's, Wallingford, 2104 N. 45th St., Seattle; free (greenwallingford.ning.com/events).
Cooper Artist Housing
SAT Artists in the live/work spaces studios to the public, 3 p.m. Saturday, Youngstown Cultural Arts Center, 4408 Delridge Way S.W., Seattle; free (www.cooperjournal.com).
and Garden Tour
SUN Tour five homes and five urban gardens, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday, Phinney Neighborhood Center, 6532 Phinney Ave. N., Seattle; $12-$15 (206-783-2244 or www.phinneycenter.org/events/homeandgarden.shtml).
Historic Walking Tour
PLAN AHEAD Guided walking tour of historic downtown core, canceled if raining, 1 p.m. June 17, Justice White House, Redmond; $8, registration required by June 14 (425-885-2919 or www.redmondhistoricalsociety.org).
the Back Door
SAT Croatia and Slovenia, 10 a.m. Saturday, Edmonds Theater, 415 Main St., Edmonds; free, reservations required (425-771-8303, ext. 298, or www.ricksteves.com).