Community Corner: Tall ships, neighborhood celebrations
Community events for the weekend of Aug. 18-19, 2012, include Snoqualmie Railroad Days, Delridge Day Festival, Rainier Valley Heritage Parade and Summer Streets Party; Celebrate Shoreline and Viking Days.
Snoqualmie Railroad Days
Entertainment on three stages, beer and wine gardens, vintage train rides, food, fun runs, arts and crafts vendors, wagon rides, model trains, railway equipment demos, artists-in-action, 6 a.m.-10 p.m. Saturday, 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday, Grand Parade, 11 a.m. Saturday, car show, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday, Northwest Railway Museum and downtown Snoqualmie (425-888-3030 or www.railroaddays.com).
Geocaching Block Party: Search for geocaches using a GPS device or smartphone, for all ages, beginner, intermediate and advanced geocaching courses available, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, Solstice Plaza, North 34th Street and Fremont Avenue North, Seattle; free (www.groundspeak.com).
Tall Ships: Tour Lady Washington and Hawaiian Chieftain, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, Shilshole Bay Marina, 7001 Seaview Ave. N.W., Seattle; $3 (800-200-5239 or www.historicalseaport.org).
Delridge Day Festival: Food trucks, music, skate contest, vendors, community information, Kids Zone, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, Delridge Community Center, 4501 Delridge Way S.W., Seattle (www.ndnc.org/delridgeday/).
Rainier Valley Heritage Parade and Summer Streets Party: Parade, 11 a.m.; street party with music, food, games, Wellness Zone, art, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Rainier Avenue South from South Edmunds Street to South Brandon Street, Seattle (www.rainierchamber.com).
Celebrate Shoreline: Parade, noon Saturday, on 15th Avenue Northeast from 185th Street Northeast to 165th Street Northeast; festival, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, Ridgecrest Elementary School, 16516 10th Ave. N.E., Shoreline (shorelinewa.gov/parks).
Viking Days: Scandinavian food; Nordic crafts, entertainment; beer garden; Viking Encampment, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, Nordic Heritage Museum, 3014 N.W. 67th St., Seattle; free (206-789-5707 or www.nordicmuseum.org).
Pasado's Bark: Games, demonstrations, vendors, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday, Marymoor Park, 6046 West Lake Sammamish Parkway N.E., Redmond; free (360-793-9393 or pasadosafehaven.org).
Compiled by Madeline McKenzie
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