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Community calendar: festivals, fairs and more

A detailed, categorized calendar of events all over Seattle and Western Washington, May 10-16, 2013.

Seattle Times staff

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Animal events

Seattle Metro Reptile Expo

SAT More than 100 vendors of captive-bred snakes, lizards and other reptiles, amphibians, arachnids, supplies; handling area for all ages, by Pacific Northwest Herpetological Society, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, Renton Community Center, 1715 Maple Valley Highway, Renton; $4-$8 ().

Whiskers, Wings & Wagging Tails Pet Fair

SAT Vendor, pet adoption, dog sport demonstrations; information and advice, well-mannered pets on short leash welcome, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, Redmond Senior Center, 8703 160th Ave. N.E., Redmond; free (www.redmond.gov/50plus ).

Benefits

Alliance for Lupus Research Walk to Cure Lupus

SAT National event funds research on lupus autoimmune disease, 9 a.m. Saturday, Alki Beach Park, 1702 Alki Ave. S.W., Seattle; free, suggested fundraising goal $150 (lupusresearch.org ).

The Chorus Rocks

SAT Music, appetizers, wine, auction to benefit Northwest Chamber Chorus, 6 p.m. Saturday, Mount Baker Community Club, 2811 Mount Rainier Drive S., Seattle; $60 (206-523-1196 or www.northwestchamberchorus.org).

Wings of Courage 5K Walk

SAT Walk to benefit Angel Care Breast Cancer Foundation, 9 a.m. Saturday, registration 8 a.m., Marymoor Park, 6046 W. Lake Sammamish Parkway N.E., Redmond; $35 (206-417-3484 or www.firstgiving.com/angelcarebreastcancerfoundation/walk2013).

Paint-Collection Event

SUN Donate usable latex paint for graffiti-removal groups, art programs or reused, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Sunday, Second Use Building Materials, 3223 Sixth Ave. S., Seattle; $1-$5 (206-763-6929 or www.seconduse.com/node/4252335.).

Northwest Kidney Centers Breakfast of Hope fundraiser

TUE Featuring New York Times columnist Mark Bittman with healthy eating tips, 7:30 a.m. Tuesday, The Westin Seattle, Seattle; $150 suggested donation; preregister (206-720-8585 or nwkidney.org/donate/events/breakfast.html).

Historic Seattle Preservation Awards

TUE Historic Seattle reception, Preservation Awards, wine, beer, appetizers, desserts, 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Good Shepherd Center, 4649 Sunnyside Ave. N., Seattle; $30-$85 (206-622-6952 or www.historicseattle.org).

NoHomelessKids Luncheon

MAY 16 Proceeds benefit homeless families working toward self-sufficiency, 11:30 a.m. May 16, Bellevue Hilton, Bellevue; free, donation encouraged (425-228-6356 or vision-house.org/2).

Pacific Science Center Foundations of Science Breakfast

MAY 16 Keynote presentation by Eric Liu, 7:30 a.m. May 16, Four Seasons Hotel, Seattle; requested minimum donation $150, preregistration required (206-443-3642 or pacificsciencecenter.org/Get-Involved/foundations-of-science-breakfast ).

The Moyer Foundation Giving Luncheon

MAY 16 Presentation of the 2013 Humanitarian Award to honor commitment to philanthropy, noon May 16, Washington State Convention Center, Seattle; suggested donation $150 (206-298-1217 or www.moyerfoundation.org/events/default.aspx ).

Biking

Sound Cycling

SAT How to get started biking in Seattle, noon Saturday, Ballard Library, 5614 22nd Ave. N.W., Seattle (206-684-4089); 2 p.m. Sunday, Northeast Library, 6801 35th Ave. N.E., Seattle (206-684-7539); basic bicycle maintenance, 2 p.m. Saturday, Columbia Library, 4721 Rainier Ave. S., Seattle (206-386-1908); free, no registration required (www.spl.org/about-the-library/library-news-releases/sound-cycling-423).

Bicycle Sunday

SUN Scenic boulevard closed to motor vehicles, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Sunday, Lake Washington Boulevard from Mount Baker Beach to Seward Park, Seattle (www.seattle.gov/parks/bicyclesunday).

Birding

Discovery Park International Migratory Bird Day

SAT Bird Sit bird watching, 7-11 a.m. Saturday, $3; Early Riser bird tour, 7 a.m. Saturday, bird tour, 8 a.m. Saturday, $3/per event; wildflower walk to learn about migratory birds and local plants, 1 p.m. Saturday, free; Discovery Park, 3801 W. Government Way, Seattle; preregister (206-386-4236 or www.seattle.gov/parks ).

Migratory Bird Super Saturday

SAT Games and activities to learn about migratory birds, see birds up close, build a bird feeder, to celebrate International Migratory Bird Day, 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 ).

Dance

Dance 4 Wallingford

SAT All-ages dancing, mini-lessons including samba, contra, waltz and polka; food, beer, wine available; proceeds benefit food bank and senior center, 6 p.m. Saturday, Wallingford Senior Center, 4649 Sunnyside Ave. N., Seattle; free suggested donation $10/person, $15/couple, $20/family (www.wallingfordseniors.org).

Strawberry Festival Night

SAT Dance lesson, 7 p.m., all-ages dance to ballroom, swing, Latin music, strawberry desserts, 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Harmony Ballroom, 1407 132nd Ave. N.E. #7, Bellevue; $10 (425-453-7436 or www.harmonyballroom.com).

Fairs/Festivals

Seattle Maritime Festival

SAT Tugboat/workboat races and parade, survival suit races, harbor tours, kids’ activities, chowder cook-off, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, Maritime Event Center at Bell Harbor, 2205 Alaskan Way, Pier 66, Seattle (www.seattlepropellerclub.org/maritimefestival.html).

Spirit of West Africa

SAT Cultural roots and contemporary influences of West Africa with performances, visual arts, activities, food, games, marketplace, noon-8 p.m. Saturday, Seattle Center Armory, Seattle (206-684-7200 or www.seattlecenter.com ).

Pierogi Fest

SAT Celebrating Polish food and culture, several kinds of all-you-can-eat pierogi and other Polish food, beer garden, performances, Polish products vendors, 11:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Polish Cultural Center, 1714 18th Ave., Seattle; $8-$16 (polishnewsseattle.org/2013/May13.htm#pierogi).

UW Night Market: Life of Night Market

SAT Taiwanese Student Association games, vendors and entertainment in the traditions of Taiwan, 5:30-10:30 p.m. Saturday, Red Square, University of Washington, Seattle (www.uwnightmarket.com).

Backyard Wildlife Festival

SAT Celebrate wildlife and nature with gardeners Ciscoe Morris and Marianne Binetti, vendors, guided bird tour, Garden Party, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, Tukwila Community Center, 12424 42nd Ave. S., Tukwila; free (206-768-2822 or www.backyardwildlifefestival.org ).

Lopez Island Lamb and Wool Festival

SAT Sheep shearing, sheepdog demonstrations, sheep and goats on display, sale of local fleece, yarn, textiles, meat, 10 a.m. Saturday, Lopez Center, Lopez Island (360-468-2467 or islandfibers.com ).

Pike Place Market Flower Festival

SAT-SUN Tents full of flower vendors along Pike Place, Mother’s Day card crafting, Saturday-Sunday, Pike Place Market, 1501 Pike Place, Seattle (www.pikeplacemarket.org).

Olympia Wooden Boat Fair

SAT-SUN Display of all kinds of wooden boats, arts, crafts and nautical-related vendors, entertainment, International Food Alley, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, Percival Landing Park, 217 Thurston Ave. N.W., Olympia (www.olywoodenboat.org/).

Syttende Mai Parade and Festival

PLAN AHEAD Norwegian Constitution Day celebration; traditional luncheon with parade grand honorary marshalls, noon, Leif Erikson Lodge, $30 (206-783-1274); children’s activities, Nordic Cafe, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Nordic Heritage Museum, 3014 N.W. 67th St., Seattle; free (206-789-5707); entertainment, 2-5 p.m., Bergen Place, Seattle; cafe with food, wine, beer, flags, information from local Scandinavian organizations, 3-5 p.m., Leif Erikson Lodge, 2245 N.W. 57th St.; 17th of May parade with marching bands, drill teams, community groups and Norwegian organizations, 6 p.m., on 24th Avenue Northwest from Northwest 62nd Street, Seattle (www.17thofmay.org ).

Food events

Columbia Winery Taste of White

SAT Celebrate spring and taste white wines, vendors, music, 11 a.m. Saturday, Columbia Winery, 14030 N.E. 145th St., Woodinville; $15-$30 (www.columbiawinery.com).

Gig Harbor Beer Festival

SAT Craft beers by 18 brewers, music, proceeds benefit food bank, noon-6 p.m. Saturday, Uptown Gig Harbor Pavilion, Gig Harbor; $20-$25 (www.gigharborbeerfestival.com ).

Canning 101

SUN Information on preserving sweet and savory preserves, 2 p.m. Sunday, Bothell Library, 18215 98th Ave. N.E., Bothell; free (425-486-7811 or www.kcls.org).

Women in Beer

MON Beer, food, spirits produced by women, proceeds benefit Planned Parenthood, 5 p.m. Monday, Pike Brewing, 1415 First Ave., Seattle; $35 (206-622-8730 or www.pikebrewing.com ).

Lutefisk Lunch

PLAN AHEAD Lutefisk feast to celebrate Norway’s Constitution Day, 11:30 a.m. May 17, The Norse Home, 5311 Phinney Ave North, Seattle; $25, reservations required by May 13 (206-781-7422 or norsehome.org/our-community-events/upcoming-events/).

Gardening

Des Moines Garden Club Plant Sale

FRI-SAT Plant sale, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, Normandy Park Town Center, 19803 First Ave. S., Normandy Park (206-878-8010).

Kruckeberg Botanic Garden Mother’s Day Plant Sale and Open House

FRI-SUN Sale including native plants, spring bulbs, exotics, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday-Sunday; garden tours, 1 p.m.; container gardening seminar, 2:30 p.m.; family activities, Saturday-Sunday, Kruckeberg Botanic Garden, 20312 15th Ave. N.W., Shoreline (206-546-1281 or www.kruckeberg.org/mothersday).

Hulda Klager Lilac Gardens Lilac Days

FRI-SUN Tour the gardens and 1880s Victorian home of lilac hybridizer Hulda Klager, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Friday-Sunday, Hulda Klager Lilac Gardens, 115 S. Pekin Road, Woodland; $2 (360-606-7359 or www.lilacgardens.com).

Friends of the Conservatory Spring Plant Sale

SAT Indoor plants including tropicals, orchids, succulents, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, Volunteer Park, 1247 15th Ave. E., Seattle (206-322-4112 or www.volunteerparkconservatory.org).

Native Plant Sale & Celebration

SAT Wildflowers, ferns, grasses, ground covers, shrubs, trees native to Washington, books, workshops, garden tours, information, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Mercerdale Park, 77th Avenue Southeast and Southeast 32nd Street, Mercer Island (206-275-3883 or wnps.org ).

Pine Lake Garden Club Plant Sale

SAT Variety of perennials, biennials, unusual plants, information; proceeds support community-service projects, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, Sammamish Presbyterian Church, 22522 N.E. Inglewood Hill Rd., Sammamish (PineLakeGardenClub.org ).

Redmond Garden Club Plant Sale

SAT Perennials, shrubs, veggie starts, 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, 17817 N.E. 131st St., Redmond (redmondgardenclub.com ).

Ikebana Exhibition Mother’s Day Weekend

SAT-SUN Exhibition of Japanese flower arrangements, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday, Swansons Nursery, 9701 15th Ave. N.W., Seattle; free (425-744-9751 or www.ikebanabymegumi.com/Coming%20Events.htm ).

The Dahlia Barn

SAT-SUN Sale of dahlia tubers and perennials, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, Dahlia Barn, 13110 446th Ave. S.E., North Bend (www.dahliabarn.com).

Hiking/walks

Issaquah Alps Club

FRI, SUN Echo Mountain easy, slow-pace 5-mile flower hike, 9:30 a.m. Friday; North Tiger easy 2-3 mile flower walk, 9:30 a.m. Sunday; water, food, day pack, hiking footwear required on all hikes, Issaquah Alps Trail Club clubhouse, 175 Rainier Blvd. S., Issaquah (www.issaquahalps.org ).

Daffodil Memorial Walk

SAT Daffodil Valley Volkssport 15K (9.3 miles), 10K (6.2 miles) or 5K routes, start anytime 8 a.m.-noon, finish by 3 p.m. Saturday, Puyallup Farmer’s Market, 330 S. Meridian, Puyallup; free (www.daffodilvalleyvolkssport.com/daffodil-memorial-walk.html ).

Quiet Water: Wetland Ecology

SAT Hike to explore wetland habitat, includes rugged terrain, for adults only, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Cedar River Watershed Education Center, North Bend; $15, preregister (206-733-9421 or 425-831-6780 or www.seattle.gov/util).

Mother’s Day events

Mom and Me at the Zoo

SAT Keeper talks, kids’ activities, bounce house, half-price off admission for moms, 9:30 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, Woodland Park Zoo, 5500 Phinney Ave. N., Seattle; $11.75-$18.75 (206-548-2500 or www.zoo.org ).

Theo Chocolate Mother’s Day factory tours

SAT-SUN See how chocolate is made, taste tests, seven one-hour tours Saturday-Sunday, Theo Chocolate, 3400 Phinney Ave. N., Seattle; $6 by reservation (206-632-5100 or www.theochocolate.com ).

Mothers Ride Free, Snoqualmie Valley Railroad

SAT-SUN Antique train ride to the top of Snoqualmie Falls and North Bend Depot, moms ride free with paying child of any age, trains depart 11 a.m., 12:15, 1:30, 2:45 and 4 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, Snoqualmie Depot, 38625 S.E. King St., Snoqualmie; $10-$15 (425-888-3030 or www.trainmuseum.org).

Langley Mother’s Day weekend

SAT-SUN Suffragettes historical commemoration of 100-year anniversary of women’s right to vote march in Washington, D.C., 11 a.m. Saturday; Mother’s Day brunch and tea, store specials, Sunday, Langley, Whidbey Island (360-929-9333 or www.langleymainstreet.org).

Mother’s Day at Christianson’s

SAT-SUN Garden nursery featuring hanging baskets and tabletop plant baskets, gardening accessories, cookies and coffee, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, Christianson’s Nursery, 15806 Best Road, Mount Vernon (360-466-3821 or www.christiansonsnursery.com ).

Mother’s Day, The Children’s Museum

SUN Free admission of moms with at least one child under age 10 paying regular admission, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Sunday, The Children’s Museum, Seattle Center House, Seattle; $7-$8.25 (206-441-1768 or www.thechildrensmuseum.org ).

Mother’s Day Cruises

SUN Brunch cruise, noon, $29-$61; Blake Island Tillicum Village salmon barbecue, 11:30 a.m., $30-$79.95; dinner cruise, 5 p.m., $27-$76; Argosy Cruises, Pier 55-56, Seattle; by reservation (206-623-1445 or www.argosycruises.com ).

Mother’s Day pet discount

SUN Half-price adoption fees for moms for any pet ages 1 and older, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Sunday, Seattle Humane Society, 13212 S.E. Eastgate Way, Bellevue (425-641-0080 or seattlehumane.org ).

Bellevue Botanical Garden Mother’s Day Social

SUN Walk in the garden, light refreshments, 1 p.m. Sunday, Bellevue Botanical Garden, 12001 Main St., Bellevue; free, donations welcome; parking lot closed due to construction, parking 1/3 mile away at Wilburton parking lot (425-452-2750 or www.bellevuebotanical.org).

Mother’s Day, Cedar River Watershed

SUN Short tours for all ages of the center campus and the story of Rattlesnake Lake and moms, human and other, in the watershed; snacks, tea, coffee, noon-4 p.m. Sunday, Cedar River Watershed Education Center, 19901 Cedar Falls Road S.E., North Bend; free (206-733-9421 or 425-831-6780 or www.seattle.gov/util ).

Meerkerk Mother’s Day Concert

SUN Harper Tasche performs on folk harp, bring blanket for concert on the lawn, garden’s rhododendrons in full bloom, noon Sunday, Meerkerk Gardens, 3531 Meerkerk Lane, Greenbank; $15, age 15 and younger free (360-678-1912 or www.meerkerkgardens.org).

Museum events

Burke Museum Mushroom Maynia♥

SAT Talks on mushrooms by local mycologists, culinary arts, mushroom adventure plans, how to collect mushrooms, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Burke Museum of Natural History and Culture, University of Washington, Seattle; $7.50-$10 (206-543-5590 or www.burkemuseum.org ).

History Is Film_Competition Awards Gala

SAT MOHAI and SIFF party, see the winning films from MOHAI’s 2013 History Is ___ Film Competition, films by Northwest filmmakers for Seattle International Film Festival, 7 p.m. Saturday, MOHAI at Lake Union Park, Seattle; free, by reservation (206-324-1126 or www.mohai.org/visit-us/mohai-calendar/eventdetail/440/-/history-is-film-competition-awards-gala ).

Neely Mansion May Tea

SAT Victorian Tea, tour Victorian Classic Revival farmhouse and grounds, seatings at 2 and 3:30 p.m. Saturday, Neely Mansion, 12303 Auburn-Black Diamond Road, Auburn; $15, reservations required (253-850-2777 or neelymansion.org ).

Camlann Medieval Village

SAT-SUN Living history museum experiences, interpreters portraying 14th-century English village life and activities, noon-5 p.m. Saturdays-Sundays, Camlann Medieval Village, 10320 Kelly Road N.E., Carnation; $5 (425-788-8624 or www.camlann.org ).

Hobbies

Foothills Show N Shine

SAT Classics, antiques, custom cars and Trucks, 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, Foothills Toyota Scion, 1881 Bouslog Road, Burlington; free (360-757-7575 or www.foothillstoyota.com).

Planetarium Show “All Things Saturn”

SAT Learn about Saturn, the ringed wonder of the solar system, now rising in the eastern sky; telescopes available if the sky is clear, 8 p.m. Saturday, Edwin E. Ritchie Observatory, Battle Point Park, Bainbridge Island; $2 (206-842-9152 or www.bpastro.org/ ).

Paddle sports

Northwest Paddling Festival

SAT Paddle sports vendors, demonstrations, sea kayak tours, SUP on-water classes, 6-mile Northwest Paddling Challenge race, food vendors, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, Lake Sammamish State Park, 20606 SE 56th St, Issaquah; free, $5 fee for demos (northwestpaddlingfestival.com ).

Park events

Dr. Maze’s Farm Spring Season

FRI-SAT Mazes, hayrides, farm animals, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Fridays-Saturdays, Dr. Maze’s Farm, 15410 NE 124th St., Redmond; $6 (425-869-9777 or www.drmazesfarm.com ).

Spring and renewal in the forest

SAT Walk through the forest for all ages, children accompanied by adult, 10 a.m. Saturday, Discovery Park, 3801 W. Government Way, Seattle; free, preregister (206-386-4236).

Wet, Winged and Webbed — Animals of the Wetlands

SAT Explore the park for creatures of creek and marsh, 10 a.m. Saturday, Carkeek Park, 950 N.W. Carkeek Park Road, Seattle; free, preregister (206-386-4236).

Family Low Tide Beach Walk, Carkeek

SAT Explore sea life at low tide with a naturalist, wear shoes that can get wet, 11:30 a.m. Saturday, Carkeek Park, 950 N.W. Carkeek Park Road, Seattle; free, preregister (206-386-4236).

Edmonds Watershed Fun Fair

SAT Guided nature walks, nature crafts, activities for kids, exhibits and information about Puget Sound fish and wildlife, backyard habitat, conservation, 11 a.m. Saturday, Yost Memorial Park, 9535 Bowdoin Way, Edmonds; free (425-771-0227).

Remlinger Farms Country Fair Fun Park

SAT-SUN Kiddie rides, steam train, farm animals, hay jump, 10:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Saturdays-Sundays, Remlinger Farms, 32610 N.E. 32nd St., Carnation; $11.68-$14.94 (425-333-4135 or www.remlingerfarms.com).

Wild Waves Theme Park

SAT-SUN Family, kiddie and thrill rides only, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday-Sunday and May 18-19; Wild Waves Theme Park, 36201 Enchanted Parkway S., Federal Way; $9.99, ages 2 and younger free; parking $10 (253-661-8000 or wildwaves.com).

Family Beach Safari, Me-Kwa-Mooks

SUN Learn about marine creatures and plants at low tide, wear shoes that can get wet, 11:30 a.m. Sunday, Me-Kwa-Mooks Park, 4503 Beach Drive S.W., Seattle; free, preregister (206-684-7434).

Family low tide beach walk, Discovery Park

SUN Naturalist-guided exploration of sea life at low tide, wear shoes that can get wet, 11:30 a.m. Sunday, Discovery Park, 3801 W. Government Way, Seattle; free, preregister (206-386-4236).

Mercer’s Minnows

SUN Ranger program to learn about peamouth minnows and watersheds, 2 p.m. Sunday, Mercer Slough Environmental Education Center, 1625 118th Ave. S.E., Bellevue; free (425-452-2565).

Performances

Aaina South Asian Women’s Focus Festival

FRI-SUN Artistic work of and about South Asian women, film, visual and performance art, speakers, conversations. Friday-Sunday, Seattle Asian Art Museum, 1400 E. Prospect St., Seattle; $20 (206-349-4478 or aaina.tasveer.org/2013/).

Spring concert

SAT Featuring Caspar Babypants, 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Northgate Community Center, 10510 Fifth Ave. N.E., Seattle; $5 (206-386-4283).

Running

Free Them 5K

SAT Proceeds benefit World Concern anti-human-trafficking programs, 9:30 a.m. Saturday, Crista Ministries Campus, 19303 Fremont Ave. N., Seattle; $25 (give.worldconcern.org/seattle/events/free-them-5k-to-stop-human-trafficking/e16992 ).

Teens in Public Service: Spring Frolic 5K Fun Run/Walk

SAT Teens in Public Service benefit, 8 a.m. Saturday, Seward Park, 5902 Lake Washington Blvd. S., Seattle; $5-$40 (206-985-4647 or www.teensinpublicservice.org/events/fun-run/).

Mother’s Day 5K Fun Run/Walk

SUN 5K Fun Run/Walk, all welcome, sponsored by the University of Washington Center for Women’s Lifetime Fitness and Sports Medicine, 9 a.m. Sunday, registration 8 a.m., warm-up 8:30 a.m., Seward Park, 5902 Lake Washington Blvd. S., Seattle; free, registration encouraged (www.womenssportsmedicine.org).

Run Like A Mother 5K

SUN Women-only 5K on flat, scenic course, 1-mile kids dash, post-race family celebration, 8:30 a.m. Sunday, Magnuson Park, 7400 Sand Point Way N.E., Seattle; $45, preregister (www.runlikeamother.com).

Sales/Shopping

Silent Auction and Benefit Faire

FRI Food, music, Dream Machine, readings (chakra, astrology, and psychic), auction, proceeds support Seattle Metaphysical Library, 6 p.m. Friday, Interfaith Community Church, 1763 N.W. 62nd St., Seattle (206-329-1794 or www.seattlemetaphysicallibrary.org/130409BenefitFaire.htm ).

Cottage Bakers Market

SAT Local bakers and food crafters sell handmade sweets, breads, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Northwest Art Center, 9825 N.E. 24th St., Bellevue (cottagebakersmarket.com).

Lake City Lions Flea Market

SAT New and used items from 60 vendors, Market Cafe, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, Lake City Community Center, 12531 28th Ave. N.E., Seattle (206-639-8813 or lccommunitycenter.org ).

West Seattle Community Garage Sale Day

SAT Sale around the neighborhood, map available online, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, West Seattle (westseattlegaragesale.com ).

Open Studios

SUN Open House, group exhibition and sale of work by artists, 2-7 p.m. Sunday, Jackson Street Studios, 1426 S. Jackson St., Seattle; free (www.1426studios.com).

Maple Valley Library Guild Book Sale

MAY 16-18 Books, CDs, DVD bargains to benefit library programs, 10 a.m.-8 p.m. May 16, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. May 17, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. May 18, Maple Valley Library, 21844 S.E. 248th St., Maple Valley (425-413-0809 or kcls.org).

Special interest

Pacific NerdWest

FRI-SUN Role-playing game, NERF war, panels, vendor hall, charity auction, guests include Neil Grayston, who plays Fargo in the show “Eureka!“, and siblings Anthony Burch and Ashly Burch of the Web series, “Hey Ash Whacha Playin?”, Friday-Sunday, The Leopold, 1224 Cornwall Ave., Bellingham; $20-$25 (www.pacificnerdwest.com).

Hiawatha Artist Lofts Open House

SAT Music 1-5:30 p.m., art show 6-7 p.m., open studios 7-9 p.m. Saturday, Artspace Hiawatha Lofts, 843 Hiawatha Place S., Seattle; free (www.facebook.com/events/486542358067649/).

Sports

Puget Sound Starts Here Night at Safeco Field

SAT Puget Sound Starts Here shows baseball fans simple things they can do to keep local waterways and Puget Sound clean, tickets purchased online through promotion include a free Puget Sound Starts Here Night cap, 6:10 p.m. Saturday, Safeco Field, 1250 First Ave., Seattle; $15-$29 (206-684-5999 or www.mariners.com/pugetsound ).

Tours

Seattle Architecture Foundation walking tours

SAT-MAY 17 Art+Architecture public and private art, 10 a.m. Saturday; Art Deco 1920s buildings, 10 a.m. May 16; Design Details, including the Smith Tower Chinese Room & Observation Deck, 10 a.m. May 17; all from Seattle Architecture Foundation, 1333 Fifth Ave, Rainier Square Atrium, Seattle; $15-$25, reservations recommended (206-667-9184 or seattlearchitecture.org).

Pike/Pine: Cars, Bars and Dead Rock Stars

SAT Seattle Architectural Foundation Capitol Hill walking tour, 10 a.m. Saturday, meet outside Broadway Performance Hall, 1625 Broadway, Seattle Central Community College, Seattle; $15-$25, advance purchase recommended (206-667-9184 or www.seattlearchitecture.org/tours.html ).

Kirkland Artist Studio Tour

SAT-SUN Map to 20 galleries and studios with work, demonstrations, sale by 41 artists, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday-Sunday; free art activities for kids, noon-3 p.m. Saturday only, Kirkland Arts Center, 620 Market St., Kirkland; free (425-822-7161 or www.kirklandartiststudiotour.com).

Vashon Art Studio Tour

SAT-SUN Self-guided tour of 23 art studios, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, Vashon Island; free (www.VashonIslandArtStudioTour.com ).

Camano Island Studio Tour

FRI-SUN Self-guided tour, display and sale of work by 48 artists at 31 studios and 3 galleries, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday-Sunday and May 18-19, Camano Island; free (425-478-0777 or www.camanoarts.org/studio-tour).

Volunteer

Help Save Salmon, Plant Trees along the Snoqualmie River

SAT Help Sound Salmon Solutions plant trees, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, Stillwater Wildlife Area, Carnation; preregister to get directions (425-252-6686 or soundsalmonsolutions.org/upcoming-events/).

Kiwanis Park forest restoration

SAT Help Friends of Kiwanis Park and EarthCorps remove invasive plants, lay mulch, tools, gloves, light refreshments provided, 10 a.m. Saturday, Kiwanis Park, 1405 10th St. W., Kirkland; preregister (www.earthcorps.org).

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