A detailed, categorized calendar of events all over Seattle and Western Washington, June 22-28, 2012
Celebrate Springer and Whale Trail Sign Launch
SAT Celebrate the anniversary of the return of orphaned orca Spring to her pod; First Nations dance group, kids' activities, dedication of Whale Trail signs, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, Alki Beach Park, 1702 Alki Ave. S.W., Seattle (thewhaletrail.org/celebrate-springer).
Summer Reading Kick Off, with Reptile Man
SAT Learn about and meet snakes, turtles, lizards, 2 p.m. Saturday, Mukilteo Library, 4675 Harbour Pointe Blvd., Mukilteo; free (425-493-8202).
Duvall Dirty Paws
SAT Dog-related demonstrations, contests, vendors, music, food, 5K walk, 9:30 a.m. Saturday, McCormick Park, 26200 N.E. Stephens Street, Duvall; $10 (206-947-0615 or www.DuvallDirtyPaws.com).
Freedom the eagle
SAT Learn about eagles, meet eagle Freedom, 2 p.m. Saturday, Port Townsend Marine Science Center, 532 Battery Way, Fort Worden State Park, Port Townsend; $3-$5 (360-385-5582 or www.ptmsc.org).
Marysville Matchmaker Adoptathon
SUN Dogs, puppies, cats, kittens, all spayed/neutered; noon Sunday, PetsMart, 3721 116th St. N.E., Marysville; adoption fees $150-$250/dogs/puppies, $25-$125/cats/kittens (www.AnimalAllianceWA.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).
Concours d'Elegance Classic, Sports and Muscle Car Show
SAT Display of more than 60 classic, sports and muscle cars, with wine tasting, 1-5 p.m. Saturday, Lynnwood Golf Course, 20200 68th Ave. W., Lynnwood; free, donations suggested to benefit Rotary Club Foundation youth activities (206-448-9454 or www.alderwoodterrace.com).
Rock 'n' Roll Seattle Marathon and 1/2 Marathon
SAT Full and half-marathon with entertainment along the route, finish-line concert, benefits American Cancer Society, 7 a.m. Saturday, Seattle Center, Seattle; $130-$140 (runrocknroll.competitor.com/seattle">runrocknroll.competitor.com/seattle).
Spoke & Food dining & bikes
TUE Bike to and from one of the many Seattle restaurants donating 20 percent of proceeds to FamilyWorks Foodbank & Resource Center, 5-10 p.m. Tuesday (www.spokeandfood.com).
Alexander Hamilton Friends Leader Gala
JUNE 28 Food, keynote speaker, meet Hamilton Scholars, benefits financial assistance to young people who demonstrate leadership abilities, academic excellence, 6 p.m. June 28, Washington Athletic Club, Seattle; $150 (206-774-0764 or www.hamiltonfriends.org/2012gala.php).
Wine Event at the Zoo
JUNE 28 Northwest wines for tasting, sale by the bottle to benefit the zoo, 6 p.m. June 28, Woodland Park Zoo, Seattle; $25-$30 (www.zoo.org).
Ladies "Heart" Bikes
SAT Women's bike flat repair class, 11 a.m., 10-mile, leisurely paced ride, noon Saturday, Fall City Library, 33415 S.E. 42nd Place, Fall City (206-522-3222 or www.cascade.org).
Strawberry Festival Ride
SAT Cascade Bicycle Club 20-25 mile, leisurely paced, hilly ride to Bellevue Crossroads Park; steady rain cancels, noon Saturday, Marymoor Park, 6046 W. Lake Sammamish Parkway N.E., Redmond (206-522-3222 or www.sbcspokes.org).
Tour de Pierce
SUN Pierce County rides on 12-, 30- and 50-mile courses, start anytime 7:30-11:30 a.m., course open until 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Puyallup Fair and Events Center, 110 Ninth Ave. S.W., Puyallup; $12-$17 (www.co.pierce.wa.us).
Northwest Riders Wake Series
FRI-SUN Northwest Riders Wake Series wakeboard contests, demos and clinics; spectators watch professional wakeboarders compete, 6 p.m. Friday; competition open to all ages/skill levels, 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday; learn to wakeboard, 7 a.m.-6 p.m. Sunday, Lake Tye Park, 14964 Fryelands Boulevard, Monroe; prices vary (425-220-0675 or www.northwestriders.com).
Bayliner All Aboard Demo Event
SAT Boaters learn more about trailering, boat safety and docking, 10 a.m. Saturday, Lake Union Sea Ray, 17351 N.E. 70th St., Redmond; free (877- 640-0310 or bayliner.com/page.aspx/pageid/148251/All-Aboard-Demo-Event.aspx).
FRI Balkan line dances, partner not required, 7:30-11 p.m. Friday, Russian Community Center, 704 19th Ave. E., Seattle; $5 (425-883-0332 or www.seattlebalkandancers.org).
SAT Dance to a variety of ballroom, Latin and swing music, potluck, 8 p.m. Saturday, North Bellevue Community & Senior Center, 4063 148th Ave. N.E., Bellevue; $10 (425-889-8000 or www.u-rdancing.com).
Tango for Absolute Beginners
TUE Learn Argentine tango, no partners or dance experience necessary, 7 p.m. Tuesdays through Aug. 14, Greenwood Senior Activity Center, 525 N. 85th St., Seattle; $80 (206-781-9553 or www.seattletango.com).
Health & Fitness Expo
FRI Part of the Rock 'n' Roll Marathon event open to the public, with exhibits of running gear, sports apparel, health and nutrition products and information; 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Friday, CenturyLink Field Event Center, 800 Occidental Ave. S., Seattle; free (runrocknroll.competitor.com).
FRI Entertainment, inflatable rides, mini golf, activities, information fair, vendors, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Friday, Les Gove Park, 11th Street and Auburn Way South, Auburn (253-931-3043 or auburnwa.gov).
Mosaica — Northwest Slavic Cultural Festival
FRI-SAT Concert of classical pianists and traditional Russian music, 7 p.m. Friday; performances, arts and crafts, activities, Slavic food, soccer, rugby and volleyball games, 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Saturday, Saghalie Middle School, 33914 19th Ave. S.W., Federal Way (253-332-4983 or www.facebook.com/pages/Northwest-Slavic-Culture-Festival/211569648948454).
Capitol Hill Pride Festival
SAT NW Museum of Legends and Lore community festival celebrating diversity and community pride, with music, food, entertainment, vendors, 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Saturday, Broadway between Denny Street and Roy Street, Seattle (www.capitolhillpridefestival.info).
Morgan Junction Community Festival
SAT Music, local vendors, kids' activities, Bite of Morgan food samples, 10:30 a.m.-7 p.m. Saturday, Fauntleroy Avenue Southwest and California Avenue Southwest, West Seattle (morganjunction.org).
Touch-a-Truck Safety & Emergency Preparedness Fair
SAT Kids get in the driver's seat of big heavy-duty rigs, safety and emergency preparedness fair, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, Tukwila Pool parking lot, 4414 S. 144th St., Tukwila; free (206-768-2822 or www.tukwilawa.gov).
Bellevue Strawberry Festival
SAT-SUN Entertainment, Eastside Heritage Center exhibits, carnival games, bounce toys, strawberry shortcake eating contest, rock climbing wall, miniature golf, vendors, 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday; Auto Show, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Sunday, Crossroads Park, 16000 N.E. 10th St., Bellevue (www.bellevuestrawberryfestival.org).
International Festival SeaTac
SAT-SUN Food, crafts, 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday, music and children's activities start at noon both days, Angle Lake Park, 19408 International Blvd., SeaTac (206-973-4680 or www.ci.seatac.wa.us/index.aspx?page=495).
Shoreline Arts Festival
SAT-SUN Visual and performing arts, Cultural Rooms, Artist Marketplace, art activities, Missoula Children's Theatre, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday, Shoreline Conference Center, 18560 First Ave. N.E., Shoreline (206-417-4645 or www.shorelinearts.net).
Pride Parade and Pridefest
SUN Pride Parade, 11 a.m. on Fourth Avenue from Union Street to Denny Way, ending at Seattle Center; PrideFest entertainment on 3 stages, vendors, noon-8 p.m. Sunday, Seattle Center, Seattle (www.seattlepridefest.org).
St. Mary's International Festival
SUN Music and traditions from across the world, food, entertainment, games, noon Sunday, St. Mary's Parish, 611 20th Ave. S., Seattle (206-324-7100 or Stmarysseattle.org).
Solar Fair and Solstice Party
SUN Learn about local solar energy, solar cooking, music, food, games, 2 p.m. Sunday, Sunset Hill Community Association, 3003 N.W. 66th St., Seattle (206-384-0053 or www.sunsethillcommunity.com).
SUN Scandinavian solstice celebration, music and dance performances, kids' activities, craft and food vendors, participatory dancing, traditional pole-raising ceremony, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Sunday, Saint Edward State Park, 14445 Juanita Drive N.E., Kenmore; free, donations appreciated; Discover Pass not required (206-784-7470 or www.skandia-folkdance.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.
Taste of Tacoma
PLAN AHEAD Food from 30 restaurants, wine tasting, five entertainment stages, arts and crafts, carnival, beer gardens, 11 a.m.-9 p.m. June 29-30, 11 a.m.-8 p.m. July 1, Point Defiance Park, Tacoma (425-295-3262 or tasteoftacoma.com).
Bainbridge Uncorked Island Wine Festival
FRI-SUN Downtown Tasting Room Event, 5 p.m. Friday, $40, self-guided winery tour and tasting at island wineries, noon-5 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, Bainbridge Island (www.bainbridgewineries.com).
Bottlehouse 2nd Birthday Celebration
SAT Live music, free wine tasting, $2 Champagne toasts, 2 p.m. Saturday, Bottlehouse, 1416 34th Ave., Seattle (206-708-7164 or www.bottlehouseseattle.com).
Language of Food: Japan
SAT Cooking class, 2-5 p.m. Saturday, $45; dinner and dance, music, taiko performances, 6-9:30 p.m. Saturday, $75, NW Language Academy, 5023 Langley Road, Langley, Whidbey Island (360-321-2101).
Mercer Island Farmers Market
SUN Chef Kurt Dammeier hands-on food activity for kids, 10 a.m. Sunday, Farmers Market, Mercerdale Park, Mercer Island (206-232-8148 or mifarmersmarket.org).
PLAN AHEAD Salmon dinner by chef Tom Douglas; all proceeds benefit the Seattle Parks Department, 5 p.m. June 30, Victor Steinbrueck Park, 2001 Western Ave., Seattle; $15 by reservation (206-448-2001 or tomdouglas.com/).
Hardy Plant Society plant sale
SAT Plant sale, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, 4555 Stone Ave. N., Seattle (206-999-3092 or www.hardyplantsocietywa.org/).
Bellevue Botanical Garden Anniversary Celebration
SAT 20th anniversary festivities, demonstrations, entertainment, refreshments, 2-5 p.m. Saturday, Bellevue Botanical Garden, 12001 Main St., Bellevue (425-452-2750 or www.bellevuebotanical.org).
SAT Seattle Rose Society displays, 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Saturday, Marketplace Factoria, 4092 Factoria Mall S.E., Bellevue (www.marketplaceatfactoria.com).
SAT How to choose and care for plants for your water feature, 11 a.m. Saturday, Sky Nursery, 18528 Aurora Ave. N., Shoreline; free (206-546-4851 or www.skynursery.com).
Plant Sale, Soos Creek
SAT Perennials and hardy plants, walk through 22 acres of gardens, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, Soos Creek Botanical Garden, 29308 132nd Ave. S.E., Auburn (www.sooscreekbotanicalgarden.com).
Plant Sale, Evergreen Arboretum
SAT Sale to benefit the Evergreen Arboretum projects; trees, shrubs, perennials, herbs, 10 a.m. Saturday, Evergreen Arboretum and Gardens, Marine Drive at Alverson Boulevard, Everett (425-257-8597 or www.evergreenarboretum.com).
SAT Growing and using lavender, 10 a.m. Saturday, Sunnyside Nursery, 3915 Sunnyside Blvd., Marysville; free (425-334-2002 or www.sunnysidenursery.net).
SAT Rose display, workshops, ice cream social, keynote speakers Marianne Binetti and Ciscoe Morris, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday, Christianson's Nursery, 15806 Best Road, Mount Vernon (360-466-3821 or www.christiansonsnursery.com).
Whidbey Island Garden Tour
SAT Tour four unique residential gardens, 10 a.m. Saturday, Langley, Whidbey Island; $10-$20 (360-321-4191 or www.wigt.org).
Vashon Island Garden Tour
SAT-SUN Tour five gardens with music and gardening seminars, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, Vashon Island; $25 (206-463-5131 or vashonalliedarts.org).
Orcas in Bloom: The Homestead Tour
SAT-SUN Tour of five island homesteads; three date from the 1880s; emphasis on history and sustainable horticulture, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, Orcas Island; $20 (orcasislandgardenclub.org).
Wallingford Garden Tour
SUN Tour eight gardens, talk with owners and designers, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday, Wallingford Neighborhood Office, 2100 N. 45th St., Seattle; $15, ages 12 and younger free (206-632-3165 or wallingford.org).
Estate Garden Tour
SUN Van transportation to four historic gardens in The Highlands, proceeds benefit the Dunn Gardens, 1:30-5 p.m. Sunday, Seattle; $100, by reservation (206-362-0933 or www.dunngardens.org).
Sound Steps Lake Union Loop
SAT Sound Steps walking program for ages 50 and older, 10K and half-marathon walk open to all, 7:30 a.m. Saturday, registration open 7 a.m., Gas Works Park, 2101 N. Northlake Way, Seattle; $15-$25 (www.seattle.gov/parks/seniors/soundsteps.htm">www.seattle.gov/parks/seniors/soundsteps.htm).
Midsummers Night Walk
SAT Scenic 5- or 10-kilometer walk through Ballard, the Locks, Shilshole and Golden Gardens, start 4-6 p.m., finish by 9 p.m. Saturday, Nordic Heritage Museum, 3014 N.W. 67th St., Seattle; free (206-935-3225 or www.walkingwithecw.org).
SeaTac International Festival Volksmarch
SUN Sea-Tac Volkssports Club 12K (7.5 miles), 10K (6.2 miles) and 5K (3.1 miles) walks on paved trail, sidewalks and road shoulders, start anytime 9 a.m.-1 p.m., finish by 4 p.m. Sunday, Angle Lake Park, 19408 International Blvd., SeaTac; free (206-788-7969 or esva.org).
City Chickens 101
SAT How to raise hens in the city, 10 a.m. Saturday, Seattle Tilth Association, 4649 Sunnyside Ave. N., Room 1, Seattle; $25-$36 (206-633-0451 or seattletilth.org/).
Radio Enthusiasts of Puget Sound Convention
FRI-SAT Meet old-time radio stars, see re-creations of favorite radio shows, panels, memorabilia store, 9 a.m.-9 p.m. Friday-Saturday, Coast Hotel, 625 116th Ave. N.E., Bellevue; $49-$150/convention, store-only admission free (www.repsshowcase.com/).
Marymoor R/C Model Airplane Club Swap Meet
SAT Model airplanes, equipment and supplies swap meet, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, Marymoor Park flying field, 6046 W. Lake Sammamish Parkway N.E., Redmond (www.mar-c.org).
Vintage Postcard and Paper Collectibles Show
SAT-SUN Old postcards and paper collectibles including photos, travel, aviation, auto, ship and movie memorabilia, free appraisals of paper collectibles, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday, Kent Commons, 525 Fourth Ave. N., Kent; $5 (www.ci.kent.wa.us/tradeshows/).
Puyallup Doll & Teddy Bear Show
SAT-SUN Vendors, displays, activities, rubber-duck race, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Sunday, Puyallup Fair and Events Center, 110 Ninth Ave. S.W., Puyallup; $4-$7 (253-841-5045 or www.dolls4all.com/shows.asp).
"First Position" and "Headhunters"
They're new at the Crest Cinema. Also there: "Cabin in the Woods," "The Artist," "Mirror Mirror" and "The Lorax" ($3).
"The Pirates! Band of Misfits" and "The Raven"
They're new at the Admiral Theater in West Seattle. Also there: "Jiro Dreams of Sushi" and "Chernobyl Diaries" ($5.75).
"I Wish," "True Wolf" and "Bernie"
They're all new at the Varsity Theatre. All seats on Tuesday are $7.
"Super Mario Bros."
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.
"The Wizard of Oz" and "Top Gun"
They're new at the Central Cinema in Seattle. All shows $6-$8.
"21 Jump Street"
It's new at the Tin Theater in Burien this week. All shows $7-$8.
"Chernobyl Diaries," "The Raven" and "Think Like a Man"
They're new at the East Valley 13 in Renton. Also there: "Safe," "Cabin in the Woods," "Mirror Mirror," "Wrath of the Titans," "21 Jump Street," "John Carter," "The Lorax" and "Journey 2: The Mysterious Island" ($3.50).
"Chernobyl Diaries" "The Raven" and "Think Like a Man"
They're new at the Gateway in Federal Way. Also there: "Cabin in the Woods," "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).
Kids Safety Day at the Museum of Flight
FRI 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. Friday, Museum of Flight parking lot, 9404 E. Marginal Way S., Seattle; free (206-764-5720 or www.museumofflight.org).
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 camlann.org).
Fort Nisqually's Crafts of the Past
SAT-SUN Native American basket-weaving demonstrations and activities, 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).
NAAM Movie Night and Potluck
JUNE 28 Movie "The Tuskegee Airmen," 6:30 p.m. June 28, Northwest African American Museum, 2300 S. Massachusetts St., Seattle; free (425-637-8100 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, 2013, 10 a.m. daily, Pacific Science Center, 200 Second Ave. N., Seattle; $15.50-$32.50, timed ticket entry, reservations 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).
ONGOING "Icons of Science Fiction," "Avatar" and other exhibits, 10 a.m.-7 p.m. daily, $12-$20; EMP Museum, 325 Fifth Ave. N., Seattle (206-770-2700 or www.empmuseum.org).
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).
Family Low-Tide Beach Walk, Carkeek Park
SAT Naturalist-guideed look at sea life at low tide, wear shoes that can get wet, 12:30 p.m. Saturday, Carkeek Park, 950 N.W. Carkeek Park Road, Seattle; free (206-386-4236 or www.seattle.gov/parks).
Family Low-Tide Beach Walk, Discovery Park
SAT Naturalist-guided look at marine animals and plants at low tide on sandy beach suitable for all ages, wear shoes that can get wet, 12:30 p.m. Saturday, Discovery Park, 3801 W. Government Way, Seattle; free (206-386-4236 or www.seattle.gov/parks).
Me Kwa Mooks Family Beach Safari
SAT Learn about marine creatures and plants at low tide, wear shoes that can get wet and suitable for slippery surfaces, 12:30 p.m. Saturday, Me-Kwa-Mooks Park, 4503 Beach Drive S.W., Seattle; free (www.seattle.gov/parks).
Seattle Aquarium Beach Naturalists
SAT Explore sea life at low tide, drop in anytime 9:30-11 a.m. Saturday, Carkeek Park, Golden Gardens, South Alki, Lincoln Park, Seattle, Seahurst, Burien and Des Moines beach, Richmond Beach, Shoreline; Seattle; free (www.seattleaquarium.org).
Seattle Aquarium Beach Naturalists, Olympic Sculpture Park
SAT Explore sea life at low tide, drop in anytime 12:30-3:30 p.m. Saturday, Olympic Sculpture Park, Broad Street and Elliott Avenue, Seattle; free (www.seattleaquarium.org).
Rootbound: Heaven and Earth 4 at Carkeek Park
SAT Environmental art exhibition, three-mile sculpture trail to 18 installations by artists from around Puget Sound, Oregon and Vancouver, B.C.; opening reception 2-5 p.m. Saturday, installation through October, Carkeek Park, 950 N.W. Carkeek Park Road, Seattle; free (www.heavenandearthexhibition.org).
Bridle Trails Party in the Park
SAT Pancake breakfast, 8:30 a.m.; 5K or 10K trail run, 9 a.m., pony rides, entertainment, kids' activities, 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Saturday, Bridle Trails State Park, Northeast 53rd Street and 116th Avenue Northeast, Kirkland (425-307-3578 or bridletrails.org/).
Slug Fest at Northwest Trek
SAT-SUN Human slug races, slugs up-close, crafts and activities for kids, 9:30 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, Northwest Trek Wildlife Park, 11610 Trek Drive E., Eatonville; $8-$18 (360-832-6117 or www.nwtrek.org/).
Explore the forest of Carkeek Park
SUN Naturalist walk to learn about the forest, 2 p.m. Sunday, Carkeek Park, 950 N.W. Carkeek Park Road, Seattle; free (206-386-4236 or www.seattle.gov/parks).
Wild Waves Summer Kick-Off for Foster Kids
SUN Half-price admission with donation of a new clothing item to Sleep Country Foster Kids Clothing Drive, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Sunday, Wild Waves and Enchanted Village, 36201 Enchanted Parkway S., Federal Way; $20 (253-236-0921 or www.sleepcountry.com/local-foster-kids.aspx).
Kelsey Creek Farm Gardening
WED Pick from a variety of seeds, plant one to take home, all ages welcome; children must be accompanied by an adult, 11 a.m. Wednesday, Kelsey Creek Park, 410 130th Place S.E., Bellevue; free, suggested donation to benefit the farm, $1/person or $5/family (425-452-7688).
Arts on the Waterfront
FRI-SUN Art, music and theater, 7 p.m. Friday, Saturday, Sunday, Waterfront Park, 1301 Alaskan Way, Pier 58, Seattle; free (206-954-6568 or www.artsonthewaterfront.com).
Third Place Commons
FRI-SAT Rat City Brass jazz/big band, 7:30 p.m. Friday; MelaRouge vocal jazz, 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 Woodinville Community Band, 2 p.m. Saturday, Microsoft Orchestra, 2 p.m. Sunday, Hiram M. Chittenden Locks, 3015 N.W. 54th St., Seattle; free (206-783-7059).
SUN Family-friendly outdoor performances, 1 p.m. Sunday, Roberto Maestas Festival Street, Seattle; free (www.rockitspace.org/beacon-rocks1.html).
Summer Reading Kickoff Party, "Imagination Circus"
SUN Professional Zaniac shows kids how to think big and dream big while inspiring them to read, 7 p.m. Sunday, Lynnwood Library, 19200 44th Ave. W., Lynnwood; free (425-778-2148).
Shrine Circus Spectacular
JUNE 28 thru JULY 1 Animal acts, daredevil's stunts, clowns, 4 and 7:30 p.m. June 28-29; 11 a.m., 3 and 7:30 p.m. June 30; 1 and 5 p.m. July 1, Puyallup Fair and Events Center, 110 Ninth Ave. S.W., Puyallup; $10-$15 (425-774-9611 or nileshrinecircus.com/).
Rock 'n' Roll Seattle Marathon and 1/2 Marathon
SAT Full and half-marathon with entertainment along the route, finish-line concert, benefits American Cancer Society, 7 a.m. Saturday, Seattle Center, Seattle; $130-$140 (runrocknroll.competitor.com/seattle).
Issaquah Street Scramble
SUN On foot or bike, team or solo, visit as many of 30 checkpoints marked on a map as you can in 90 minutes or three hours, 10 a.m. Sunday, check-in opens 8:30 a.m., Issaquah Salmon Hatchery, 125 W. Sunset Way, Issaquah; $20 (www.streetscramble.com).
5K Foam Fest
PLAN AHEAD Run through mud, obstacles and suds, 9 a.m. June 30, Lake Sammamish State Park, Issaquah; $45 (801-798-5464 or www.5kfoamfest.com/).
Friends of Seattle Public Library Book Sale
FRI-SUN Thousands of books, CDs and DVDs at bargain prices to benefit the library, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Friday-Saturday, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Sunday, Magnuson Park, 7400 Sand Point Way N.E., Seattle (206-523-4053 or www.friendsofspl.org).
Redmond Town Center Arts Festival and Sidewalk Sale
FRI-SUN 100 craft vendors, art demonstrations, workshops, musical entertainment, food vendors, retail sidewalk sale, 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Friday-Saturday, 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Sunday, Redmond Town Center, 16495 N.E. 74th St., Redmond (www.redmondtowncenter.com).
Punk Rock Flea Market
SAT More than 80 vendors selling music, movies, clothing, toys, furniture, computers, radios, books, bike parts, arts, crafts, 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Saturday, The Underground Events Center, 2407 First Ave., Seattle; $1 (www.punkrockfleamarketseattle.com/).
SAT Theatrical, historic, fun garments, hats, accessories, fabrics by Somewhere In Time, Unlimited historical costume group, noon-3 p.m. Saturday, Queen Anne Christian Church, 1316 Third Ave. W., Seattle (www.situseattle.com/).
Library Book Sale
SAT Friends of the Lake Forest Park Library sale of books and media, $1 each, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., everything half-price 2-3 p.m. Saturday, Lake Forest Park Library, 17171 Bothell Way N.E., Lake Forest Park Town Centre, Lake Forest Park (206-362-8860).
ONGOING Opening for the season Saturday, lavender field, farm store, u-cut, noon-7 p.m. Mondays-Thursdays, 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Fridays-Sundays, Woodinville Lavender, 14223 Woodinville Redmond Road N.E., Redmond (425-398-3785 or www.woodinvillelavender.com).
Tai Chi Classes
FRI Learn and practice movements and techniques, 4:30-5:30 p.m. Fridays through Sept. 21, Seattle Chinese Garden, 6000 16th Ave. S.W., Seattle; $6 includes garden admission (206-934-5219 or seattlechinesegarden.org).
Meeker Mansion Psychic Fair
SAT Discover your future or uncover your past, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, Meeker Mansion, 312 Spring St., Puyallup; $5 mansion entry fee, fees vary for psychic readings (253-848-1770 or meekermansion.org).
Rainbow Women's Health Fair
SAT YWCA Women's Health Outreach Program health services for the LBTQ community, acupuncture, massage therapy, health screenings, information, noon Saturday, Seattle Central Community College, 1701 Broadway, Seattle; free (on.fb.me/rainbow-health).
SAT thru SEPT. 3 Lifeguards at beaches daily starting Saturday, weather permitting, noon-7 p.m. Mondays-Fridays, 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Saturdays-Sundays through Aug. 26 at East Green Lake, Magnuson, Madrona and Pritchard Beach parks; through Sept. 3 at Matthews, Madison, Mount Baker, Seward and West Green Lake beaches, Seattle (www.seattle.gov/parks/beaches.asp).
Seattle Parks Wading Pools
SAT Seattle Parks wading pools open on warm days, daily starting Saturday at Green Lake, Lincoln, Magnuson, Van Asselt and Volunteer parks, three days a week at 10 other locations, call hotline for information updated daily, Seattle (206-684-7796 or www.seattle.gov/parks/Aquatics/wadingpools.htm).
Green Lake Open Water Swim
SUN Half-mile straight course or one-mile oval course across Green Lake, 9 a.m. Sunday, Green Lake Park, Seattle; $25-$55 (206-684-4961 or seattle.gov/Parks/aquatics/GreenLakeOWS.htm).
Tuesdays in Ballard Public Swim
TUE Special-themed family swims, 7:30 -8:30 p.m. Tuesdays, Ballard Pool, 1471 N.W. 67th St., Seattle; $2-$4.75 (206-684-4094).
Seattle Architecture Foundation
FRI-SAT 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;
• "Art +Architecture," 10 a.m. Saturday;
• "Harvard/Belmont: The Rich Life on Capitol Hill," walking tour of early 20th-century upscale residential buildings, 10 a.m. Saturday, Merrill Court Townhouses, 901-917 Harvard Ave. E., Seattle;
• "Architecture's Greatest Hits," 10 a.m. June 29.
Wings of Freedom World War II Bomber Tour
FRI-SUN Walk-through tours of two World War II bomber planes, 2-5 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, $6-$12; flights available by reservation, Boeing Field-King County International Airport, Airport Way South, Seattle (800-568-8924 or www.collingsfoundation.org).
Guided Tour of Kubota Garden
SAT Learn the history and features of Japanese-American garden, 10 a.m. Saturday, Kubota Garden Park, 9600 Renton Ave. S., Seattle; free (206-725-5060 or www.kubota.org).
SUN Walk and learn how the Salish peoples used native plants, 1 p.m. Sunday, Graham Visitors Center, 2300 Arboretum Drive E., Washington Park Arboretum, Seattle; free (206-543-8800 or uwbotanicgarden.org).
Skagit Boat Tours
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-Mondays, through Sept. 3, Newhalem, Skagit County; $15-$30, by reservation (360-854-2589 or www.seattle.gov/light/tours/Skagit).
Walking the Camino de Santiago
SAT Rick Steves Travel program to learn about Spain's medieval pilgrimage route, 2 p.m. Saturday, Bothell Library, 18215 98th Ave. N.E., Bothell; free (425-486-7811 or www.kcls.org).
Europe Through the Back Door
SAT Spain travel, 10 a.m. Saturday, Edmonds Theater, 415 Main St., Edmonds; free, reservations required (425-771-8303, ext. 298, or www.ricksteves.com).
TUE "Moon Handbook for Idaho" author James Kelly talks about the Snake River Valley wine country and travel in Idaho, 7 p.m. Tuesday, Wide World Books & Maps, 4411 Wallingford Ave. N., Seattle; free (206-634-3453 or wideworldtravelstore.com).