A detailed, categorized calendar of events all over Seattle and Western Washington, June 15-21, 2012
E.T. the Walrus' 30th Birthday Party at Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium
FRI-SUN Enrichment treats for walruses, 9:30 a.m.-6 p.m. Friday-Sunday, Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium, 5400 N. Pearl St., Tacoma; $6-$16 (253-591-5337 or www.pdza.org).
SAT Benefiting Seattle Pug Rescue; pug parade, races, contests, vendors, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Evergreen State Fairgrounds, 14405 179th Ave. S.E., Monroe; $5-$10 (www.seattlepugs.com).
Warty pigs Mohawk Day
SUN Free admission to anyone with a mohawk haircut, in honor of Visayan warty pigs' spiky head tufts, 9:30 a.m.-6 p.m. Sunday; free mohawks and buzz cuts available 10 a.m.-noon, first come, first served; music festival in the North Meadow with Caspar Babypants, Recess Monkey and the Not-Its!, craft activities, Root Beer Garden, 2-5 p.m. Sunday, Woodland Park Zoo, 5500 Phinney Ave. N., Seattle; $11.50-$17.75 (206-548-2500 or www.zoo.org).
Adopt A Cat Month
ONGOING Adoption fees waived for cats 6 months old and older, adopt for $27 Seattle license fee only (if applicable); kittens $100/one kitten, $150/two kittens, plus license if applicable, includes health check, spay/neuter, noon-6 p.m. Wednesdays through Sundays through June 30, Seattle Animal Shelter, 2061 15th Ave. W., Seattle (206-386-7387 or www.seattleanimalshelter.org).
Puget Sound Cruisers PT Cruiser Rendezvous
SAT Awards, potluck picnic, 10 a.m. Saturday, Country Village, 23732 Bothell-Everett Highway, Bothell; $5 (425-483-2250 or www.pugetsoundcruisers.org).
Father's Day Car & Bike Show
SUN Open to all cars and motorcycles, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Sunday, Northshore Christian Church, 5700 23rd Drive W., Everett; free for spectators, $15-$20/participants (425-210-2768 or www.northshorechristian.org).
Fenders on Front Street
SUN Downtown Issaquah Association hosts hundreds of vintage and classic cars, music, MC Lance Lambert, 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Sunday, Front Street, Issaquah (www.fendersonfrontstreet.com).
Move to the Beat
SAT Sickle Cell Fund for Families in Need and Metropolitan Seattle Sickle Cell Task Force benefit, Earth, Wind and Fire tribute band, auction, for ages 21 and older, 7 p.m. Saturday, St. Mark's Episcopal Cathedral, 1245 10th Ave. E., Seattle; free by reservation (425-301-1007 or scffn.org).
Rock Against Cancer
SAT Auction, music by The Navins, 7 p.m. Saturday, Feedback Lounge, 6451 California Ave. S.W., Seattle; free (www.feedbacklounge.net/).
Shake Your Tail Zumbathon
SAT Dance for ages 17 and older to benefit Furry Faces Foundation, 10 a.m. Saturday, Youngstown Cultural Arts Center, 4408 Delridge Way S.W., Seattle; $25 cash at the door (www.hellosparkfit.com).
TEARS Foundation's Rock & Walk
SAT Walk and rock in rocking chairs to benefit support for families through the loss of a baby, 10 a.m. Saturday, Cheney Stadium, 2502 S. Tyler St., Tacoma; $10 (253-200-0944 or www.firstgiving.com/tears).
Playing Under The Stars
SAT Dinner and auction to benefit the museum, 6 p.m. Saturday, Children's Museum of Tacoma, 1501 Pacific Ave., Tacoma; $100 (253-627-6031 or www.playtacoma.org/special-events).
Providence Golf Classic
MON Fundraiser for Providence Senior and Community Services, four-person scramble format, 10:30 a.m. Monday, TPC Snoqualmie Ridge, Snoqualmie; $500 (206-938-2788 or www.golf-events.com/providence).
Mount Vernon Summer Solstice Celebration
WED Dance, food, art auction, benefits Mount Vernon Arts Commission, 5 p.m. Wednesday, Mount Vernon Riverwalk, Mount Vernon; $30 (360-336-6215).
Happy Hour for Good
JUNE 21 Jazz, beer, wine, appetizers, proceeds benefit Jazz Night School, 5:30 p.m. June 21, Center for Wooden Boats, 1010 Valley St., Seattle; $20 (206-325-0600 or www.happyhour4good.org).
Taste for Life
JUNE 21 Young Professional Ambassadors (YPA) of Puget Sound Blood Center fundraiser, beverages, appetizers, 5:30 p.m. June 21, 415 Westlake Ave. N., Seattle; $35 (www.psbc.org/taste).
Gala for the Arts Benefit
PLAN AHEAD Dinner, art show preview, auction, entertainment, benefits Shoreline-Lake Forest Park Arts Council community and kids' programs, 5:30 p.m. June 22, Shoreline Conference Center, Shoreline; $85 (206-417-4645 or shorelinearts.net).
MON July 14-15 Seattle-to-Portland Bicycle Classic, previously sold out, accepting additional registrations starting at 12:01 a.m. Monday, expected to be sold out quickly; $55-$105 (shop.cascade.org/content/events/stp)
Family Bird Walk
SAT Kids create field guides, walk trails to find birds, 1 p.m. Saturday, Seward Park Audubon Center, 5902 Lake Washington Blvd. S., Seattle; $3-$5 (206-652-2444 or www.brownpapertickets.com/event/214733">www.brownpapertickets.com/event/214733).
Juanita Bay Bird Walk
TUE Walk to look for birds, bring binoculars, 8 a.m. Tuesday, Juanita Bay Park, 2201 Market St., Kirkland; free, no registration required (425-576-8805 or www.eastsideaudubon.org/calendar/birding-walk-juanita-bay-park-1).
Dance for women
FRI Women of Wisdom warm up and dancing for women, 8 p.m. Friday, Standing Stone Healing and Arts, 943 N. 89th St., Seattle; $5 (www.womenofwisdom.org).
FRI Swedish dance lesson, 7:30 p.m., dancing, 8:30 p.m. Friday, Cedar Valley Grange, 20526 52nd Ave. W., Lynnwood; $10 (206-784-7470 or www.skandia-folkdance.org).
FRI Dancing lesson, 7:30 p.m., social dance to live music, 8:30 p.m. Friday, Russian Community Center, 704 19th Ave. E., Seattle; $15/lesson and dance, $12/dance only (425-883-0332 or www.seattlebalkandancers.org).
Dance to Mach One Orchestra
SAT Singles and couples welcome, all ages, no partner necessary, 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Swedish Cultural Center, 1920 Dexter Ave. N., Seattle; $15 (206-781-1238 or www.nwdance.net).
Father's Day events
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Seattle Bug Safari
FRI-SUN One dad admitted free with child admission, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Friday-Saturday, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday, Seattle Bug Safari, 1501 Western Ave., Seattle; $6-$8 (206-285-2847 or www.seattlebugsafari.com).
Prince & Princess Party
SAT Kidgits Club event, entertainment by Radio Disney, art projects, cupcakes; dress as prince or princess for a prize, 1 p.m. Saturday, Northgate Mall, Seattle; $5 (206-362-4778 or www.facebook.com/events/238289252939145/).
Radio Disney "My Dad the Superhero"
SAT Radio Disney, Spiderman posters and comics, free photos of dad and the kids, music, 1 p.m. Saturday, Marketplace at Factoria, 4055 Factoria Mall, Bellevue; free (www.marketplaceatfactoria.com).
Fathers ride free on Snoqualmie Valley Railroad
SAT-SUN Fathers ride free when accompanied by their paying children of any age; trains depart every 75 minutes beginning at 11 a.m. Saturday-Sunday, Northwest Railway Museum, 38625 S.E. King St., Snoqualmie; $10-$15 (425-888-3030 or www.trainmuseum.org).
Father's Day Brunch Cruise
SUN Brunch, music, arts and crafts for kids, noon Sunday, Argosy Cruises, Pier 55 and 56, Seattle; $25-$59 (206-623-1445 or www.argosycruises.com).
Father's Day Brunch Cruise
SUN Steamboat cruise, music, buffet, 10 a.m. Sunday, Queen of Seattle Paddle Wheel Cruises, 860 Terry Ave. N., Seattle; $55 (187-778-3361 or queenofseattle.com/).
Father's Day Brunch Cruise
SUN Cruise, brunch buffet, music, 11 a.m. Sunday, Waterways Cruises, 2441 N. Northlake Way, Seattle and 100 Kirkland Ave., Kirkland; $59 (206-223-2060 or websales.waterwayscruises.com/).
Father's Day Celebration, Museum of Flight
SUN Family activities, free admission for dads, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday, Museum of Flight, 9404 E. Marginal Way S., Seattle; $9-$17 (206-764-5720 or www.mueumofflight.org).
Father's Day, The Children's Museum
SUN Dads with at least one child under age 10 admitted free, limit one free admission per group/family, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Sunday, The Children's Museum, Seattle Center House, Seattle; $6-$7.50 (206-441-1768 or thechildrensmuseum.org).
Father's Day Chantey Sing on the Virginia V
SUN Celebrate the Virginia V's 90th birthday, 1 p.m. Sunday, Virginia V Steamer, 860 Terry Ave. N., Suite 223, Seattle; free (206-447-9800 or www.nwseaport.org).
Father's Day Celebration
SUN Pancake breakfast, climbing wall, orienteering, 8:30 a.m.-noon Sunday, South Bellevue Community Center, 14509 S.E. Newport Way, Bellevue; $8, preregister, course No. 65874 (425-452-4240 or www.myparksandrecreation.com).
KidsQuest Father's Day
SUN Crafts and activities, free admission for dads and granddads, noon-5 p.m. Sunday, KidsQuest Children's Museum, 4089 Factoria Blvd. S.E., Bellevue; $7-$8 (425-637-8100 or www.kidsquestmuseum.org/).
FRI Entertainment, arts, crafts, food for holiday commemorating the date in 1865 when many slaves in Texas learned they had been freed by the Emancipation Proclamation; 5 p.m. Friday, Yesler Community Center, 917 E. Yesler Way, Seattle (206-386-1245).
Bell St. Pier Rendezvous/Classic Weekend
FRI-SUN Classic Yacht Association boat parade, 2-4 p.m. Friday, view from Myrtle Edwards Park or anywhere along the Elliott Bay waterfront; display of 50 vessels, some available for boarding, soft-soled shoes required; vintage cars display, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, Bell Harbor Marina, 2203 Alaskan Way, Seattle; free (425-467-1719 or classicyacht.org).
Fremont Fair and Solstice Parade
FRI-SUN Performances by local bands, hundreds of arts and crafts vendors, Art Car Blowout, beer gardens, 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Saturday, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Sunday; Friday Night Pre-Party beer garden and live music, 4-11 p.m. Friday; Fremont Solstice Parade, noon Saturday; Dads and Dogs parade and Father's Day activities Sunday, Seattle (www.fremontfair.org).
Meeker Days Festival
FRI-SUN Entertainment on four stages, two food courts, crafts from 200 vendors, Kid Zone Playland, TeenZone with skatepark, antique tractor display, classic car show, noon-9 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday, Puyallup (puyallupmainstreet.com/meekerdays.html).
Marysville Strawberry Festival
FRI-SUN Berry Run/Walk, arts and crafts market, entertainment, beer garden, carnival, 2-9 p.m. Friday; 10 a.m.-10:30 p.m. Saturday; 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday, parade, 7:30 p.m. Saturday; Marysville (360-659-7664 or www.maryfest.com).
SAT Persian culture, music and dance performances, Rumi poetry, visual arts, activities, bazaar, food, 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Saturday, The Armory/Center House, Seattle Center; free (206-684-7200 or www.seattlecenter.com).
World Oceans Day
SAT Beach walks, activities and information from 35 ocean conservation and natural-resource organizations, water rescue demonstrations, music, trail walks, park tours, kids' activities, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Cama Beach State Park, 1880 S. West Camano Drive, Camano Island; free; Discover Pass required (www.camabeachfoundation.org).
Burien Wild Strawberry Festival
SAT-SUN Music, street performers, Father's Day Car Show, carnival, vendors, Saturday Break Dance Battle, food, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday, Burien Town Square Park, 152nd Street Southwest and Fifth Avenue Southwest, Burien (206-988-3700 or www.wildstrawberryfestival.org).
Olympic Air Show
SAT-SUN Demonstrations and displays of military aircraft, from vintage biplanes to high-performance jets, aerobatic performances, military displays from World War II, Korea and Vietnam eras, beer garden, vendors, youth activities, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, Olympic Flight Museum, 7637 Old Hwy. 99 S.E., Olympia; $12-$15 (360-705-3925 or www.olympicflightmuseum.com).
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, Modern Building Technology, 7 p.m. Tuesday, The Armory/Center House, Seattle Center; $5-$15 (www.century21mod.com).
JUNE 22 Entertainment, inflatable rides, mini golf, activities, information fair, vendors, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. June 22, Les Gove Park, 11th Street and Auburn Way South, Auburn (253-931-3043 or www.auburnwa.gov).
Chef and author John Howie
FRI-SAT Chef, restaurateur and author of "Passion and Palate: Recipes for a Generous Table" shares tips and demos, 4 p.m. Friday, Metropolitan Market, 10611 N.E. 68th St., Kirkland (425-454-0085 or metropolitan-market.com); and 1 p.m. Saturday, Williams-Sonoma store, Bellevue Square mall, Bellevue; free (425-454-7007 or www.williams-sonoma.com).
Washington Brewers Festival
FRI-SUN Washington breweries beer, ages 21 and older only, 4-9 p.m. Friday; for all ages with craft beers from Washington and beyond, music, wine, kids' activities, 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Saturday, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Sunday, Marymoor Park, Redmond; $15-$25, $5/designated driver, ages 20 and younger free (www.washingtonbeer.com/wa-brewers-fest/).
SAT Pancakes, eggs, ham or sausage, beverages, 8-11 a.m. Saturday, Northshore Senior Center, 10201 E. Riverside Drive, Bothell; $4-$5 (425-487-2441 or www.northshoreseniorcenter.org).
Manchester Salmon Bake
SUN Friends of the Manchester Library book sale and salmon bake, 11:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. or until food runs out Sunday, Manchester Library, 8067 E. Main St., Manchester; $5-$14 (manchesterwa.org).
Father's Day Grilling with Dad
SUN Learn to cook on your backyard grill with Chef Dan Ratigan, meal, 3 p.m. Sunday, The Resort at Port Ludlow, Port Ludlow, Jefferson County; $39-$59 (360-437-7412 or www.portludlowresort.com).
Wetland and Rain Garden Plants Weekend
FRI-SUN Sale on wetland and rain garden plants, events, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday-Sunday, Kruckeberg Botanic Garden, 20312 15th Ave. N.W., Shoreline (206-546-1281 or kruckeberg.org).
The Secret Gardens of Lake Forest Park
SAT Garden tour with music, artist and master gardeners, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, maps available starting 9 a.m.; $12-$15; plant sale, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Lake Forest Park Town Center, 17171 Bothell Way N.E., Lake Forest Park (206-366-3302 or www.Lfpgardentour.com).
Seattle Tilth Family Days Summer Celebration
SAT Organic gardening for kids and families, 10 a.m. Saturday, Pickering Barn, 1730 10th Ave. N.W., Issaquah; free (206-633-0451 or mtsgreenway.org/ievents-calendar).
Heritage Roses Northwest Rose Display
SUN Display of hundreds of heirloom, historic, antique and other rare rose blooms, information, noon-5 p.m. Sunday, Antique Rose Farm, 12220 Springhetti Road, Snohomish; free (360-568-1919).
Bloedel Reserve Nature event
TUE "Leave No Child Inside: The New Movement to Connect Children and Nature" lecture, 10 a.m. Tuesday, Bloedel Reserve, 7571 Dolphin Drive N.E., Bainbridge Island; $10-$15 (206-842-7631 or www.brownpapertickets.com).
Container Herb Gardening Class
WED How to grow herbs on your windowsill or balcony, 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, Victor Steinbrueck Park, 2001 Western Ave., Seattle; free (206-633-0451 or seattletilth.org/).
Container Salad Gardening Class
JUNE 21 Grow your own salads, 5:30 p.m. June 21, Denny Park, 100 Dexter Ave. N., Seattle; free (206-633-0451 or seattletilth.org/).
SAT Mountains to Sound Greenway moderate 5-mile hike, 10 a.m. Saturday, Red Town Trailhead, Newcastle (425-452-4195 or mtsgreenway.org/events-calendar).
Issaquah Alps Trails Club
SAT-SUN Tiger Mountain Tradition Loop to learn about geology, 5 miles, 2 p.m. Saturday; Cougar Mountain 3.5 mile Father's Day hike, 9:30 a.m. Sunday; water, food, day pack, hiking shoes/boots required, Issaquah Alps Trail Club clubhouse, First and Bush Streets, Issaquah; free (www.issaquahalps.org).
Science Fiction Awards Weekend
FRI-SAT Locus Magazine for science fiction and fantasy literature author appearances, 7-11 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Saturday, banquet with award presentations, 7 p.m. Saturday, Best Western Executive Inn, 200 Taylor Ave. N., Seattle; $40 (locusmag.com/Magazine/2012LocusAwardsAd.html).
Model Ship Regatta
SAT Radio-controlled model-ship maneuvering contest, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Bellevue Downtown Park, 10201 N.E. Fourth St., Bellevue; free (425-582-2145 or shipmodelers.com).
"Peace, Love & Misunderstanding" and "Cabin in the Woods"
They're new at the Crest Cinema. Also there: "Jiro Dreams of Sushi," "The Artist," "Mirror Mirror" and "The Lorax" ($3).
"Jiro Dreams of Sushi," "Chimpanzee" and "Cabin in the Woods"
They're new at the Admiral Theater in West Seattle. Also there: "The Artist" ($5.75).
"Turn Me On, Dammit!"
It's new at the Varsity Theatre. Also there: "First Position," "The Manzanar Fishing Club" and "Headhunters." All seats on Tuesday are $7.
It's the midnight movie at the Egyptian Friday and Saturday. All seats are $8.25.
"Snow White and the Huntsman"
It continues at the Big Picture Seattle. The 3:15 p.m. show on Sunday is $8.
"Pillow Talk" and "Big Trouble in Little China"
They're new at the Central Cinema in Seattle. All shows $6-$8.
"The Big Lebowski"
It's new at the Tin Theater in Burien this week. All shows $7-$8.
"Girl in Progress" and "Cabin in the Woods"
They're new at the Gateway in Federal Way. Also there: "The Five-Year Engagement," "The Lucky One," "The Three Stooges," "The Lorax 3D," "21 Jump Street," "Mirror Mirror," "John Carter 3D," "Wrath of the Titans" and "Journey 2: The Mysterious Island 3D" ($2, all seats on Tuesdays $1).
Mary Olson Farm
SAT-SUN Restored 67-acre 19th-century farm open, noon-5 p.m. Saturdays-Sundays through Aug. 20; talks, tours, 2 p.m. Sundays, Mary Olson Farm, 28728 Green River Road, Auburn; free (253-288-7433 or www.wrvmuseum.org).
Medieval Village Living History Days
SAT-SUN 14th-century English village with blacksmithing, cooking, archery, pottery, shoemaking, noon-5 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays; Camlann Medieval Village, 10320 Kelly Road N.E., Carnation; $5 (425-788-8624 or www.camlann.org).
Fort Nisqually's Cooking/Crafts of the Past
SAT-SUN Living history event for all ages on cooking techniques of the 1800s, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, 19th-century textile and needle arts, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday, Fort Nisqually Living History Museum, 5400 N. Pearl St, Tacoma; $4-$6 (253-591-5339 or www.fortnisqually.org).
Concert with Native Flutist Cheoketen & Sin Fonteras
SUN Songs of life, humanity, equality, justice, hope, 4:30 p.m. Sunday, Duwamish Longhouse & Cultural Center, 4705 W. Marginal Way S.W., Seattle; $6-$12 (206-431-1582 or www.duwamishtribe.org).
Kid's Safety Day at the Museum of Flight
PLAN AHEAD Children and adults invited to visit with firefighters and emergency response personnel and get up close to apparatus and gear, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. June 22, Museum of Flight parking lot, 9404 E. Marginal Way S., Seattle; free (206-764-5720 or www.museumofflight.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, 2013, 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 through 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).
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).
Fraser Cabin Heritage Day
SAT Hands-on activities of settler life in historic 1888 cabin, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, Kelsey Creek Park, 410 130th Place S.E., Bellevue; free (www.eastsideheritagecenter.org).
Seattle Aquarium Beach Naturalists
SAT-SUN Explore sea life at low tide, drop in anytime 9:30-11:30 a.m. Saturday, 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Sunday, Richmond Beach, Shoreline; Carkeek Park, Golden Gardens, South Alki, Lincoln Park, Seattle; Seahurst, Burien and Des Moines beaches; free (www.seattleaquarium.org).
Henry Moses Aquatic Center
SAT-SEPT. 3 Outdoor pool with lap swims, public swim sessions, water walking, hours vary through Sept. 3, Henry Moses Aquatic Center, Bronson Way Northeast and Houser Way Northeast, Renton; $3-$14 (425-430-6780 or rentonwa.gov).
Family Low Tide Beach Walk, Carkeek Park
SUN Naturalist guide to sea life at low tide, wear shoes that can get wet, 9 a.m. Sunday, Carkeek Park, meet at bulletin board next to overpass to the beach, 950 N.W. Carkeek Park Road, Seattle; free (206-386-4236 or www.seattle.gov/parks).
Family Low-Tide Beach Walk, Discovery Park
SUN Naturalist-guided look at marine animals and plants at low tide on sandy beach, suitable for all ages, wear shoes that can get wet, 9 a.m. Sunday, Discovery Park, 3801 W. Government Way, Seattle; free (206-386-4236 or www.seattle.gov/parks).
Me Kwa Mooks Family Beach Safari
SUN Learn about marine creatures and plants at low tide, wear shoes that can get wet, 9 a.m. Sunday, Me Kwa Mooks Park, 4503 Beach Drive S.W., Seattle; free (www.seattle.gov/parks).
Crystal Mountain Gondola
ONGOING Starting Saturday, scenic gondola ride to summit with view of Mount Rainier, restaurant, hours vary daily, Crystal Mountain; $5-$20 (360-663-2265 or www.crystalmountainresort.com).
Third Place Commons
FRI-SAT Eric Miller Band folk music, 7:30 p.m. Friday; 85th Street Big Band swing, 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Third Place Commons, 17171 Bothell Way N.E., Lake Forest Park; free (www.thirdplacecommons.org).
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).
Russian and Ukranian songs
SAT Music and poetry performance, 2 p.m. Saturday, Seattle Central Library, 1000 Fourth Ave., Seattle; free (206-386-4636 or www.spl.org).
Summer Concerts at the Locks
SAT-SUN Batucada Yemanja Brazilian music, 2 p.m. Saturday, Elliott Bay Pipe Band, 2 p.m. Sunday, Hiram M. Chittenden Locks, 3015 N.W. 54th St., Seattle; free (206-783-7059).
Father's Day Weekend Run
SAT 5K and 10K run/walk, 15K run, kids dash, 2-person team, 5K each run/walk, 10 a.m. Saturday, Magnuson Park, 7400 Sand Point Way N.E., Seattle; $12-$24 (www.magnusonseries.org).
Deception Pass Challenge
SAT Triathlon, 800-meter Cranberry Lake swim, 12-mile bike ride, four-mile run for individuals or teams of three, 8 a.m. Saturday, Deception Pass State Park, State Route 20, Whidbey Island; $50/person or $100/team; Discover Pass required (www.deceptionpassfoundation.org).
RAC to Redhook Run/Walk and Fitness Challenge
SUN Run or walk 4.5 miles on the Sammamish River Trail with fitness challenges along the route, series of three events, proceeds benefit Hopelink, 10 a.m. Sunday, starts at Redmond Athletic Club, 8709 161st Ave. N.E., Redmond, ends at Redhook Brewery, $45-$50 (www.ractoredhook.com).
Rock 'n' Roll Seattle Marathon and 1/2 Marathon
PLAN AHEAD Full/half marathon with entertainment along the route, finish-line concert, benefits American Cancer Society, 7 a.m. June 23, Seattle Center, Seattle; $130-$140 (runrocknroll.competitor.com/seattle).
First Lutheran Church Benefit & Rummage Sale
FRI-SAT Household, toys, electronics, clothes, books/records/DVDs/CDs, quilts, crafts, jewelry, bake sale, proceeds benefit Lutheran Women's Mission Projects, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Friday, everything half-off 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, First Lutheran Church, 10207 N.E. 183rd St., Bothell (425-486-2314 or www.flcbothell.org/).
FRI-SUN Up to half off at participating stores, 9:30 a.m.-9 p.m. Friday-Saturday, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Sunday, University Village shopping center, 25th Avenue Northeast and Northeast 45th Street, Seattle (206-523-0622 or www.uvillage.com).
SAT Vintage "Man Cave" sale, sports, clothes, military items, advertising, auto, electronics, rock 'n' roll, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, VintageEvent Productions, 4535 Union Bay Place N.E., Seattle (206-467-4473 or www.vintageevent.com).
Seattle Parks Bike Helmet and Life Jacket Sales
SAT Personally fitted bicycle helmets for all ages, $15; life jackets, $20/infant and youth sizes, $30/teen and adult sizes, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, Evans Pool, 7201 E. Green Lake Drive N., Seattle (www.seattle.gov/parks).
Sewing Guild Yard'age Sale
SAT Fabrics for clothes, quilts, home decorating, all $1-$3/yard, patterns, books, sewing notions, proceeds benefit ASG charitable activities, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, 1901 94th Ave. N.E., Clyde Hill (www.seattleasg.org).
Heavy equipment and vehicle auction
SAT Auction of machinery, tools, construction vehicles, cars and trucks; 9 a.m. Saturday, doors open 8 a.m., James G. Murphy Inc., 18226 68th Ave. N.E., Kenmore; preview 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday (425-486-1246 or murphyauction.com).
Artists' Garage Sale
SAT Seconds, paintings, glass, ceramics, photography, garden art by 100 artists, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Schack Art Center, 2921 Hoyt Ave., Everett (425-259-5050 or www.schack.org).
Renton Farmers Market at Valley Medical Center
SUN Fresh produce, baked goods, health information, noon-4 p.m. Sundays, Valley Medical Center parking lot, 400 S. 43rd St., Renton (rentonwa.gov/farmersmarket/).
The Tradition and Culture of Kimono
SAT Information and demonstrations on traditional styles and contemporary uses, matcha tea, 11:30 a.m. Saturday, Nagomi Tea House, 519 Sixth Ave. S., Seattle; $10-$20 (206-623-0100 or kimonos2012.eventbrite.com).
Gluten-Free Health & Wellness Experience
SAT Information, food samples, speakers, health screenings by Gluten Intolerance Group of North America, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, Doubletree Hotel Seattle Airport, 18740 International Blvd., SeaTac; $7-$15 (www.experience.gluten.net).
2012 Olympic Team Trials for Diving
SUN thru JUNE 24 Team selection for the 2012 Olympic Games in London, men's and women's 3-meter springboard and 10-meter platform, men's and women's synchronized 3-meter springboard and 10-meter platform competition, hours vary Sunday through June 24, King County Aquatic Center, 650 S.W. Campus Drive, Federal Way; $10-$135 (206-296-4444 or www.seattlesports.org/site579.php).
WED Seattle Mariners affiliate team starts its 2012 schedule with home games, 7:05 p.m. Wednesday, also 7:05 p.m. June 21-23 and 25-27, 1:05 p.m. June 24; promotions include fireworks show opening night and Military Appreciate Sundays with $5 upper box seats for military with ID every Sunday, Everett Memorial Stadium, 3802 Broadway, Everett; $8-$17 (425-258-3673 or www.aquasox.com).
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).
• "Architecture 101," 10 a.m. Friday;
• "Architecture's Greatest Hits," 10 a.m. Saturday;
• "South Lake Union: Extreme Makeover," 9 a.m. Saturday, South Lake Union Park, 860 Terry Ave. N., Seattle
Walking Tour of Volunteer Park
SAT Friends of Seattle's Olmsted Parks tour of the park and talk about its Olmsted legacy, 10 a.m. Saturday, meet at Black Sun sculpture, Volunteer Park, 1247 15th Ave. E., Seattle; free (206-719-7062 or www.seattleolmsted.org).
Issaquah History Hike
SAT Two-mile local history walk, 11 a.m. Saturday, Issaquah Depot, 50 Rainier Blvd. N., Issaquah; suggested donation $5 (www.issaquahhistory.org).
Lake Whatcom Railway
SAT Two-hour antique train ride, noon Saturday, Lake Whatcom Railway, State Highway 9, Wickersham, Whatcom County; $10-$20, half price for dads; reservations required (360-596-2218 or www.lakewhatcomrailway.com).
Cedar River Watershed Family Waterfall Tours
SAT-SUN One-hour tour by bus and foot to visit Cedar Falls and learn how it supplies Seattle's water, 10 a.m. and noon Saturday and Sunday, also July 13, 14, 15, Aug. 10, 11, 12, Cedar River Watershed Education Center, North Bend; $5, preregistration required (206-733-9421).
SUN Learn how the Salish peoples used native plants for survival, 1 p.m. Sunday, Washington Park Arboretum, 2300 Arboretum Drive E., Seattle; free (206-543-8800).
Skagit Boat Tours
JUNE 21 thru SEPT. 3 Lunch, nature walk, boat ride on Diablo Lake to learn about the North Cascades and the dam that provides hydroelectric power to Seattle, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Thursdays through Mondays, June 21 through Sept. 3, Newhalem; $15-$30, by reservation (360-854-2589 or www.seattle.gov/light/tours/Skagit).
Wings of Freedom World War II Bomber Tour
PLAN AHEAD Walk-through tours of two World War II bomber planes, 2-5 p.m. June 22, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. June 23-24; flight experiences available by reservation, Boeing Field King County International Airport, Airport Way South, Seattle; $6-$12 (800-568-8924 or www.collingsfoundation.org).
SAT Informal gathering for women to meet and talk about travel experiences, 9 a.m. Saturday, Wide World Books & Maps, 4411 Wallingford Ave. N., Seattle (206-634-3453 or www.wideworldtravelstore.com).
Europe Through the Back Door
SAT Spain, 10 a.m. Saturday, Edmonds Theater, 415 Main St., Edmonds; free, reservations required (425-771-8303, Ext. 298, or www.ricksteves.com).
SAT Rick Steves program, art and history for the traveler, 2 p.m. Saturday, Vashon Library, 17210 Vashon Highway S.W., Vashon Island; free, reservations required (206-463-2069 or www.kcls.org).