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Community calendar: festivals, fairs and more

A detailed, categorized calendar of events all over Seattle and Western Washington, May 17-23, 2013.

Seattle Times staff

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Animal events

Cool City Pets

SAT Adoption event highlighting small animals including rabbits, hamsters, guinea pigs, rats, birds, reptiles, ferrets, 1 p.m. Saturday, Seattle Animal Shelter, 2061 15th Ave. W., Seattle; adoption fees $15-$40 (206-386-7387 or www.seattleanimalshelter.org ).

Bring a Buddy Guided On-Leash Nature Walk

SAT Bring your dog for nature walk to learn about their local relatives, coyotes, wolves, foxes, bobcats, and cougars; children welcome, 1 p.m. Saturday, Seward Park Audubon Center, 5902 Lake Washington Blvd. S., Seattle; $3-$5 (206-652-2444 or www.brownpapertickets.com/event/310423).

Auburn Dog Trot and Petapalooza Festival

SAT Family Fun Run, 9:30 a.m. Saturday, $15-$20; entertainment, pet parade, vendors, pet contests, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, Game Farm Park, 3030 R St. S.E., Auburn (253-931-3043 or www.auburnwa.gov/events).

Scottie and Westie Festival of Games

SAT West Highland White Terrier Club of Puget Sound games, lunch available, 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Marymoor Park, 6046 W. Lake Sammamish Parkway N.E., Redmond; $5 per dog, no preregistration (www.whwtcops.org/calendar.php).

Freedom the Eagle

SAT Meet Freedom the eagle and learn about bald eagles with handler Jeff Guidry, autographing copies of “An Eagle Named Freedom: My True Story of a Remarkable Friendship,” 11 a.m. Saturday, NW Stream Center, 600 128th St. S.E., Everett; $5-$7, reservations required (425-316-8592 or www.streamkeeper.org ).

Dog bite prevention for kids

SUN Dog bite prevention for kids with Wendy Wahman, author of “Don’t Lick the Dog,” for kids 5-11 years old (humans only) by Doggone Safe program to teach children to act safely around dogs, 2 p.m. Sunday, Tails of the City, 6349 Sixth Ave. S., Seattle; $5 per child, parents free, preregistration required (206-706-4875 or dogsdayoutseattle.com/be-a-tree/).

Armed Forces Day events

Armed Forces Day Flag Ceremony and Celebration

SAT Program and discussion with Rear Adm. Keith A. Taylor and Brig. Gen. Mark R. Wise, 11 a.m.; flag-raising ceremony, noon; country-music concert, military equipment displays, military recruiters and ROTC groups, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, Museum of Flight, 9404 E. Marginal Way S., Seattle; $10-$18 military personnel and up to five family members admitted free (206-764-5720 or www.museumofflight.org ).

Armed Forces Day Parade

SAT Parade with marching bands, military units, vehicles, floats, 10 a.m. Saturday, from 11th Street on Park Avenue South to Fourth Street, on Fourth Street to Pacific Avenue, ending on Sixth Street and Pacific Avenue, Bremerton (www.bremertonchamber.org/parade.php ).

Benefits

Dinner and a Show

SAT Northwest chapter of the HDSA (Huntington’s Disease Society of America) fundraiser with music, dinner, silent auction, dessert dash, 6:30 p.m. Saturday, OneLife Community Church, 3524 N.E. 95th St., Seattle; $10 (www.hdsa.org/nw-chapter/nw-chapter-events.html ).

Girls on the Run 5K

SAT Girls on the Run of Puget Sound community run/walk and graduation 5K for program participants, open to all, 10 a.m. Saturday, Seward Park, 5902 Lake Washington Blvd. S., Seattle; $30-$40 (206-528-2118 or girlsrun.org/events/5k/).

Northwest Corks & Crush for Children’s Therapy Unit

SAT Tastings from 20 wineries, dinner, auction, dancing, supports Children’s Therapy Unit at MultiCare Good Samaritan Hospital, 5:30 p.m. Saturday, Washington State Fair Events Center, Puyallup; $225 (253-403-3095 or multica.re/CorksCrush ).

RAINN ’Em In

SAT Human-powered horse race on inflatable horses, benefiting RAINN (Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network), noon Saturday, Emerald Downs, 2300 Emerald Downs Drive, Auburn; $50 (www.rainnemin.com ).

Summer Dreams Auction

SAT Auction, dinner, entertainment benefiting Kirkland and Redmond/Sammamish Boys & Girls Clubs, 5 p.m. Saturday, The Westin Bellevue, Bellevue; $100-$125 by reservation (425-827-0132 or www.onepositiveplace.org/auction ).

Trufant Family Foundation “Dress to Impress” Gala

SAT Meet and greet with Trufant brothers and guest Seattle Seahawks, silent auction, entertainment, dinner, benefits Trufant Scholarship Program and the American Diabetes Association, 5 p.m. Saturday, Renton Pavilion Event Center, 233 Burnett Ave. S., Renton; $100 (253-301-0704 or trufantdresstoimpressgala.eventbrite.com).

First Book Storytime Fundraiser

SAT Stories for all ages with “What Was Your First Book?” theme, readers include a Seattle Sounder, a Rat City Roller Girl and a local chef, proceeds provide books for children, 10 a.m. Saturday, Richard Hugo House, 1634 11th Ave., Seattle; $25 (www.firstbook.org/seattle ).

NAMI Walk for Mental Health

SAT National Alliance on Mental Health (NAMI) walk to focus attention on resources to battle mental illness, 8:30 a.m. Saturday, Marina Park, 25 Lake Shore Plaza, Kirkland; free, fundraising encouraged (www.namiwalks.org/washington ).

Empty Bowls

SUN North Helpline Emergency Services and Food Bank fundraiser, local restaurants serve soup, salad, bread, dessert in crafted bowls, entertainment, silent auction, noon-3 p.m. Sunday, Nathan Hale High School, 10750 30th Ave. N.E., Seattle; $25-$35 (206-367-3477 or northhelpline.org/events.html ).

Hope on the Horizon Walk

SUN Walk to raise money and awareness for eosinophilic gastrointestinal chronic immune disease, 10 a.m. Sunday, Genesee Park and Playfield, 4316 S. Genesee St., Seattle; free (www.facebook.com/HopeOnTheHorizonWalks).

Neurology Vocational Services Cabaret Comedy Auction

SUN Brunch, comedian John Keister, sports author Art Thiel, auction, noon Sunday, University Club at University of Washington, 4020 E. Stevens Way, Seattle; $85 (206-744-9139 or www.nvsrehab.org/springgala.htm).

Walk to Cure Psoriasis

SUN National Psoriasis Foundation 1K or 5K walk to raise funds for research and advocacy programs, all ages welcome, 9:30 p.m. Sunday, Magnuson Park, 7400 Sand Point Way N.E., Seattle; free, suggested fundraising goal $200 (877-825-9255 or walk.psoriasis.org/seattle-walk).

Food Truck Roundup

SUN Bites from local food trucks, wine, beer, spirits, music to benefit construction of new food bank, 3 p.m. Sunday, Phinney Neighborhood Center, 6532 Phinney Ave. N., Seattle; $25 (www.udistrictfoodbank.org/).

Breakfast For The Kids

MAY 23 Communities in Schools of Kent fundraising breakfast with students and student advocates, benefits assistance to at-risk students in the Kent School District, 7:30 a.m. Thursday, Kent Phoenix Academy, 11000 S.E. 264th St., Kent; free, donations requested, reservations required (253-867-5637 or ciskbreakfastforthekids.eventbrite.com/#).

Guest Chef Spectacular

MAY 23 Tastes from 40 local restaurants, wineries, breweries and distilleries to benefit FareStart culinary job training for homeless and disadvantaged people, 6:30 p.m. May 23, The Showbox SoDo, Seattle; $70-$125 (www.farestart.org ).

Biking

Bike to Work Day

FRI Information available at commuter stations around the area, 6-9 a.m. Friday; rally with music, coffee, giveaways, 8 a.m., Seattle City Hall; Cascade Bicycle Club Bike to Work After Party with music, snacks, 4:30-6:30 p.m. Friday, Velo Bike Shop, 2151 Sixth Ave., Seattle (www.cbcef.org/btw/btw_day.html).

Seward Park to Leschi for coffee

SUN Cascade Bicycle Club nine-mile, leisurely paced ride with coffee stop, showers cancel, 10 a.m. from Seward Park Clay Studio, 5900 Lake Washington Blvd. S., Seattle (206-522-3222 or www.cascade.org/EandR).

7 Hills of Kirkland Cycling to End Homelessness

PLAN AHEAD Sponsored by Kirkland Kiwanis, Evergreen Health & King County, three scenic routes with challenging hills, tech support, food stops, 7 a.m. May 27, Marina Park, Kirkland; $30-$60 (425-576-9531 or www.7hillskirkland.org ).

Birding

Discovery Park Bird Tour

SAT Walk to discover park birds, bring binoculars if you have them, 8 a.m. Saturday, Discovery Park, 3801 W. Government Way, Seattle; $3; preregister (206-386-4236 or www.seattle.gov/parks).

A Kid’s Guide to Birding

SAT Eastside Audubon hosts 13-year-old Lorenzo Rohani on basics of birding for kids, 3 p.m. Saturday, Issaquah Valley Elementary School, 555 N.W. Holly Street, Issaquah; free (425-576-8805 or www.eastsideaudubon.org ).

Family Birding Walk at Lake Sammamish State Park

SAT Eastside Audubon easy walk for all ages through varied habitats that allow close views of birds; 10 a.m. Saturday, Lake Sammamish State Park from northeast end of the main entrance parking lot, 20606 SE 56th St, Issaquah; Discover Pass or park entry fee required (425-576-8805 or eastsideaudubon.org/calendar/family-birding-walk-at-lake-sammamish-state-park).

Dance

Skandia dance

FRI Folk-dance lesson, 7:30 p.m., dancing to live music, 8:30 p.m. Friday, Cedar Valley Grange, 20526 52nd Ave. W., Lynnwood; $10, kids free (206-784-7470 or www.skandia-folkdance.org).

Festivals/Expos

Syttende Mai Parade and Festival

FRI Norwegian Constitution Day celebration; children’s activities, Nordic Cafe, free admission, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Friday, Nordic Heritage Museum, 3014 N.W. 67th St., Seattle (206-789-5707); entertainment, 2-5 p.m., Bergen Place, Market Street, Leary Avenue Northwest and 22nd Avenue Northwest, Seattle; cafe with food, wine, beer, 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. Friday, on 24th Avenue Northwest from Northwest 62nd Street, on Northwest Market Street, then on Ballard Avenue Northwest to Dock Street, Seattle (www.17thofmay.org).

Poulsbo Viking Fest

FRI-SUN Celebration of Norwegian heritage and Norwegian Constitution Day with road race, vendors, carnival, lutefisk and oyster eating contests, entertainment, Viking Village recreates life in the year 975; parade 2 p.m. Saturday; Viking Paddle SUP race, noon Sunday, Poulsbo (vikingfest.org ).

Back2Bellingham

FRI-SUN Western Washington University Campus Alumni & Family Weekend tours, educational discussions, athletic camps, Friday-Sunday, carnival in red square, music, activities Saturday, Western Washington University, Bellingham; $12 (360-650-3353 or www.back2bellingham.com).

A Glimpse of China: Chinese Culture and Arts Festival

SAT Traditional and contemporary Chinese cultural performances, visual arts, activities, food, games, marketplace, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday, Seattle Center Armory, Seattle (206-684-7200 or www.seattlecenter.com).

Scandinavian Heritage Day

SAT Scandinavian crafts, demonstrations, folk costumes, traditional foods, music, dancing, entertainment, children’s activities, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, Issaquah Senior Center, 75 N.E. Creek Way, Issaquah; $1 (425-313-0193 or scandinavianfestivals.com ).

Health & Fitness Expo/Conquer the Hill 5K

SAT Fun run/walk, 9 a.m., $30; health and wellness exhibits and activities, soccer skills and cheer clinics, 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Saturday, Edmonds-Woodway High School, 7600 212th St. S.W., Edmonds (425-771-0230 or www.edmondswa.gov ).

Maifest of the Austria Club of WA

SAT Music, folk dancing, food, bar to celebrate the spring season; folk costumes encouraged, 1 p.m. Saturday, Benson Barn, 14120 424th Ave. S.E., North Bend; $20, ages 10 and younger free (www.austriaclubwa.com).

Penn Cove Water Festival

SAT Northwest tribal canoe races, Native arts and crafts, storytelling, music and dance performances, educational displays, children’s activities, food, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday; also, Native Spirit Art Show Saturday and Sunday; Pacific Rim Institute tours of the prairie, 10 a.m., 4 and 7 p.m. Friday-Saturday, Coupeville (www.penncovewaterfestival.com).

U District Street Fair

SAT-SUN More than 300 craft and food vendors and information displays, music, 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Sunday, University Way Northeast from Northeast Campus Parkway to North 50th Street, Seattle (udistrictstreetfair.org).

Alki Summer Streets and 5K Run/Walk

SUN 5K walk/run to benefit West Seattle High School, 9:20 a.m., $35; beach party with music, vendors, interactive art, bicycle parade, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday along Alki Avenue Southwest, closed to traffic from 63rd Avenue Southwest to Don Armeni Boat Launch Ramp, Seattle (www.seattle.gov/transportation/summer_alki.htm).

Seattle Gay & Lesbian Wedding Expo

SUN Rainbow Wedding Network resources, fashion shows, giveaways with 30 gay-friendly vendors, 1 p.m. Sunday, Crowne Plaza Hotel, 1113 Sixth Ave., Seattle; free, by reservation (828-645-8750 or www.RainbowWeddingNetwork.com).

Northwest Folklife Festival

PLAN AHEAD Ethnic, folk and traditional arts performances in 26 venues, participatory dances, workshops, craft and food vendors, 11 a.m.-10 p.m. May 24-26, 11 a.m.-9 p.m. May 27, Seattle Center, Seattle; free, donation requested (206-684-7300 or www.nwfolklife.org ).

Food events

Canoe Ridge Expedition Washington Wine Tasting

FRI Tasting Canoe Ridge winery Washington state wines, 4 p.m. Friday, Total Wine & More, 699 120th Ave. N.E., Bellevue; free (425-454-1317 or www.totalwine.com).

Beer Week Salmon Bake

SUN Music, games, beer information, salmon dinner including two beers; portion of the proceeds benefit the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, 1 p.m. Sunday, Pyramid Alehouse, 1201 First Ave. S., Seattle; $30 (206-682-3377 or www.pyramidsalmonbake.eventbrite.com).

Gardening

Guest Growers Sale

FRI-SAT Specialty flower and vegetable seeds, plants including herbs, hostas, peonies, tomatoes, vegetable starts, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Friday-Saturday, Neighbor Sally’s Nursery, 6924 55th Ave. S., Seattle (206-725-1903).

Garden Sanctuaries and Color Therapy

SAT Bastyr University presentation on how your garden can provide a sanctuary for health and happiness, 10 a.m. Saturday, Molbak’s, 13625 N.E. 175th St., Woodinville; free (425-483-5000 or www.molbaks.com ).

Heronswood Plant Sale & Garden Open

SAT Specialty plant vendors, lectures, S’Klallam Singers, food vendors, garden open for touring, hosted by new owners Port Gamble S’Klallam tribe, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, Heronswood Nursery, 7530 N.E. 288th St., Kingston; free, $10 donation requested (www.heronswood.com ).

Iris, A Flower for all Seasons

SAT Cascadia Iris Gardens overview varieties of iris and how to use them in your landscape, 1 p.m. Saturday, 21 Acres Center for Local Food and Sustainable Living, 13701 NE 171st St., Woodinville; $10 (425-481-1500 or 21acres.org ).

Master Gardener Foundation Thurston County Plant Sale

SAT Large selection of trees, shrubs, grasses, conifers, perennials, natives, shade plants, vegetables, compost bins, crafts, Master Gardeners consultations, composting classes, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Yauger Park, 3100 Capital Mall Dr. S.W., Olympia (mgftc.org ).

Ornamental Vines

SAT Learn about choosing and growing ornamental vines, 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Master Gardener Demonstration Garden, 15416 S.E. 16th St., Bellevue; free (425-485-5942).

Seattle-Luoyang Peony Festival and Seattle Bamboo Festival

SAT-SUN Tree peony and bamboo displays and plant sales, talks and workshops, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, Seattle Chinese Garden, 6000 16th Ave. S.W., Seattle; free (206-934-5219 or www.seattlechinesegarden.org ).

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).

Lemonade Stand & Tomato Plant Sale

SUN Lemonade, organic heirloom tomato plants, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Sunday, Fred Lind Manor, 1802 17th Ave., Seattle (206-324-1632 or www.fredlindmanor.com).

Hobbies

WBCA Antique Bottle & Collectible Show

FRI-SAT Washington Bottle & Collectors Club sale of bottles, insulators, advertising, old photos, pottery, glassware, antiques, 1-5 p.m. Friday, $5 entry fee; 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, free admission, Kent Commons, 525 Fourth Ave. N., Kent (www.wbcaweb.org).

Learn To Fly Day

SAT Barbecue, Discovery Flights, meet flight instructors, pilot career information; noon-6 p.m. Saturday, Rainier Flight Service, 790 W. Perimeter Road, Renton; free (425-610-6293 or www.rainierflightservice.com ).

Paine Field Aviation Day

SAT See aircraft and pilots up close, free flights for kids, food court, Flying Heritage Collection, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, Warbirds fly at noon, Paine Field, 3407 109th St. S.W., Everett; $10 (425-870-2287 or www.visitpainefield.com ).

Providence Mount St. Vincent Antiques Discovery Day

SAT Oral valuations by antique appraisers, $5 per item, limit four items per person, proceeds benefit senior programs; Community Fair expert information on organizing personal items, estate-sale preparation, retirement options, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, Providence Mount St. Vincent, 4831 35th Ave. S.W., Seattle; free (206-938-6191 or www.providence.org/themount/).

Stargazing at Green Lake and Paramount School Park

SAT Seattle Astronomical Society star parties at two locations to view the night sky through telescopes, all ages and skill levels welcome; instruction on use of personal telescopes available; inclement weather may cancel, 9 p.m. Saturday, Green Lake Park, 7201 E. Green Lake Drive N., Seattle; and Paramount Park, Eighth Avenue Northeast and Northeast 155th Street, Shoreline; free (425-241-8094 or www.seattleastro.org).

Rubber Stamp and Paper Arts Festival

SAT-SUN Vendors, demonstrations for scrapbooking and other paper arts, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday, Washington State Fair Events Center, 110 Ninth Ave. S.W., Puyallup; $8/Saturday, $6/Sunday, ages 12 and younger free (253-841-5045 or www.heirloompro.com).

Family Day Paint Party

SUN Come paint with your child ages 6+, 2 p.m. Sunday, Molbak’s, 13625 N.E. 175th St., Woodinville; $25, preregistration required (425-483-5000 or www.molbaks.com ).

Museum events

Queen Victoria’s Birthday

SAT Celebrate with re-enactors with music, 19th Century Artisan and Garden Market, cannon salutes, musket volleys, croquet, activities for all ages, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, Fort Nisqually Living History Museum, Point Defiance, 5400 N. Pearl St., Tacoma; $5-$7.50 (253-591-5339 or www.fortnisqually.org ).

Danger Busters, Imagine Childrens Museum

SAT Simple karate self-defense, boating, hiking, camping safety fair, firefighters and fire trucks, child ID kits, 11 a.m. Saturday, Imagine Children’s Museum, 1502 Wall St., Everett; $9 (425-258-1006 or www.imaginecm.org).

Camlann Medieval Village

SAT-SUN Living history 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 ).

Paddle sports

Seattle Canoe and Kayak Club Junior Sprint Team Open House

SAT Try out the sport of sprint canoe and kayak and learn about Seattle Canoe and Kayak Club programs; focus on the junior sprint team for students ages 10 and older, parent consent waiver required, 10 a.m.-1 p.m.; Masters open house for ages 18 and older, 1-3 p.m.; bring a change of clothes in case you get wet, 10 a.m. Saturday, Green Lake Small Craft Center, 5900 Green Lake Way N., Seattle; free (206-524-1116 or www.seattlecanoeclub.org).

Park events

Dr. Maze’s Farm

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 ).

Discovery Park, the Ft. Lawton Years

SAT Walking tour to learn about the fort years, 2 p.m. Saturday, Discovery Park, 3801 W. Government Way, Seattle; free (206-386-4236 or www.seattle.gov/parks).

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. 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 ).

Arboretum Walk

SUN Casual 90-minute guided walking tour, 1 p.m. Sunday, Graham Visitor Center, 2300 Arboretum Dr. East, Seattle; free (206-543-8800 or uwbotanicgardens.org ).

Performances

Caspar Babypants

SAT Family concert, 10:30 a.m. Saturday, University Book Store, 15311 Main St., Mill Creek; free (425-385-3530).

Third Place Commons Music

SAT Rainy City Riff Raff big band, 7:30 p.m. Friday; Moodswings all-female big band, 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Third Place Commons, 17171 Bothell Way N.E., Lake Forest Park (www.thirdplacecommons.org).

Running

Bay View Women’s Walk & Run

SAT Women’s 10K/2-mile run/walk to benefit Skagit Domestic Violence & Sexual Assault Services, 10 a.m. Saturday, Bay View State Park, 10905 Bayview-Edison Road, Mount Vernon; $25-$40, ages 12 and younger free (360-757-4815 or www.active.com/running/mount-vernon-wa/bay-view-womens-walk-and-run-31st-annual-2013).

Sales/Shopping

Book Swap, Northgate Community Center

FRI Drop off books beforehand for credit, buy books for $1 each, noon Friday, Northgate Community Center, 10510 Fifth Ave. N.E., Seattle (206-386-4283 or www.seattle.gov/parks/centers/Northgate.htm ).

Friends of Newcastle Library book sale

FRI-SAT Bargain prices, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, Newcastle Library, 12901 Newcastle Way, Newcastle (425-255-0111 or www.kcls.org).

Maple Valley Library Guild Book Sale

FRI-SAT Sale to benefit library programs, most items $1 or less, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Maple Valley Library, 21844 S.E. 248th St., Maple Valley (425-413-0809 or kcls.org).

Above the Fray: Traditional HIlltribe Art

FRI-SUN Handwoven silks, textiles, traditional jewelry, baskets, tools and other new and pre-owned tribal art from Laos and Vietnam, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday-Sunday, Frances Anderson Center, 700 Main St., Edmonds (www.hilltribeart.com ).

Life jacket sale

SAT Personally fitted life jackets, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, Evans Pool/Green Lake Community Center, 7201 E. Green Lake Dr. N., Seattle; $20/youth jackets, $30/adult jackets (206-684-8780 or www.seattle.gov/parks).

Greenwood Garage Sale Day

SAT 100+ sales throughout Phinney-Greenwood, plus flea market, tool sale and recycle event, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, Phinney Neighborhood Center, 6532 Phinney Ave. N., Seattle (206-783-2244 or www.phinneycenter.org/garagesale/index.shtml ).

Friends of the Mill Creek Library Book Sale

SAT Book sales, most books $1 or less, bring a bag, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., half price 2-3 p.m. Saturday, Mill Creek Library, 15429 Bothell-Everett Highway, Mill Creek (425-585-0377).

Friends of Stanwood-Camano Library Used Book Sale

SAT Thousands of books; 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, Stanwood Library, 9701 271st St. N.W., Stanwood (360-629-3132).

Special interest

Free Electronic Recycling

FRI Free recycling of appliances, metals, computers, TVs, electronic accessories, machinery, vehicles, 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Friday, Crista Ministries Campus, 19303 Fremont Ave. N., Seattle (206-367-4111).

South King County Democrats Spaghetti Dinner

SAT Buffet dinner, dessert potluck, keynote speaker Congressman Adam Smith, silent and live auctions, 5 p.m. Saturday, IAM Hall, 9125 15th Pl. S., Seattle; $20-$25 (www.brownpapertickets.com/event/363036).

Children’s Day

SAT Classic tales from Japan, Children’s Day crafts, history display by Japanese Cultural Community Center of Washington, 3-5 p.m. Saturday, Beacon Hill Branch Library, 2821 Beacon Ave. S., Seattle; free (206-684-4711 or www.spl.org).

Tours

Design Details: Lions, Griffins & Walruses

FRI Walking tour to see adornments and embellishments, including the Smith Tower Chinese Room & Observation Deck, 10 a.m. Friday, Seattle Architecture Foundation, 1333 Fifth Ave, Rainier Square Atrium, Seattle; $15-$25 (seattlearchitecture.org).

Experience the Mission

SAT Behind-the-scenes look at the work of Mission Women and Children’s Shelter, Youth Reach Out Center, Men’s Shelter, for all ages, 1 p.m. Saturday, Union Gospel Mission Othello Campus, 3800 S. Othello St., Seattle; free, preregister (206-723-0767 or www.ugm.org/tour).

Tacoma Historic Home Tour

SAT Tour recently restored 1901 house, information on how to rehabilitate older homes and learn how to research the history of your home, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, J.C. Todd House, 502 S. Sheridan St., Tacoma; $5 at the door (www.historictacoma.org ).

Architecture Greatest Hits

SAT Walking tour, 10 a.m. Saturday, Seattle Architecture Foundation, 1333 Fifth Ave, Rainier Square Atrium, Seattle; $15-$25 (seattlearchitecture.org).

Camano Island Studio Tour

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

Old Redmond Historic Walking Tour

SUN Redmond Historical Society walking tours with stories of Redmond’s early history; rain cancels, 1 p.m. Sunday, Justice White House, 7730 Leary Way, Redmond; $10, preregistration required (425-885-2919 or www.redmondhistoricalsociety.org ).

Tour of Boats, Classic Cars and Motorcycles

SUN The Shipmates women’s auxiliary of Tacoma Yacht Club host tours of yachts, cars and motorcycles including an antique fire truck, Tacoma fire boat, noon-4 p.m. Sunday, Tacoma Yacht Club, 5401 N. Waterfront Drive, Tacoma; $3 (253-752-3555 or www.tacomayachtclub.org ).

B-17 Tours

WED-MAY 27 Tour restored World War II B-17 Aluminum Overcast bomber plane, 2-5 p.m. May 22-23, Historic Flight Foundation, Paine Field, Everett; and 2-5 p.m. May 24-27, Museum of Flight, Seattle; ground tours $10/person, $20/family; veterans, active military and ages 8 and younger free; flight experiences available by reservation, $409-$475 (www.b17.org ).

Travel events

Gutsy Women

SAT Informal gathering for women to meet and learn from each others’ travel experiences, 9 a.m. Saturday, Wide World Books & Maps, 4411 Wallingford Ave. N., Seattle (206-634-3453).

Walking Adventures preview

SAT Preview of Walking Adventures destinations, 11 a.m. Saturday, Community Center at Mercer View, 8236 S.E. 24th St., Mercer Island; reservations required (800-779-0353 or www.walkingadventures.com ).

Volunteer

Healthy Water, Healthy Food

SAT Seattle Tilth and Seattle Parks Foundation drop-in volunteer work party to remove invasive plants and spread mulch to improve wetland, with water education games and activities, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, Rainier Beach Urban Farm & Wetlands, 5513 S. Cloverdale St., Seattle (seattletilth.org).

Workshops

MamaCon

SAT Mini-spa services, marketplace, comedy, lunch, mini-workshops for moms, Saturday, Bellevue Hilton, 300 112th Ave. S.E., Bellevue; $97, advance registration recommended (425-522-2417 or www.mamacon.net ).

Wilderness Survival Seminar

SUN Wolf College workshop, noon-7 p.m. Sunday, Wolf College, 1026 14th St. S.W., Puyallup; $65 (253-604-4681 or www.wolfcollege.com/classes-workshops/afternoon-evening/puyallup-tacoma-olympia/).

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