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Herb and Food Fair, Touch-a-Truck |Community Corner

Community events for the weekend of June 1-2, 2013 include the “J.P. Patches Place” Street Naming Event, the Beacon Hill Festival, Bastyr University Herb and Food Fair, and the Junior League of Seattle’s Touch-a-Truck.

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‘J.P. Patches Place’ Street Naming Event

Celebrate the honorary naming of the street in front of the J.P. Patches (Chris Wedes) and Gertrude “Late for the Interurban” statue, Pat Cashman hosts, with comments from Mayor Mike McGinn and Wedes’ granddaughter, 11 a.m. Saturday, History House of Greater Seattle, 790 N. 34th St., Seattle, free; followed by short walk to watch installation of the official street signs (206-675-8875 or www.historyhouse.org ).

Beacon Hill Festival: Entertainment, food and craft vendors, games, silent auction, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Jefferson Community Center, 3801 Beacon Ave. S., Seattle (206-684-7481).

Bastyr University Herb and Food Fair: Vendors, music, guided walks, garden tours, food, kids’ activities, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, Bastyr University, 14500 Juanita Drive N.E., Kenmore; free; park at Kenmore Park and Ride, 7346 N.E. Bothell Way, take free Bastyr shuttle every 15 minutes (425-602-3000 or www.bastyr.edu/civicrm/event/info?reset=1&id=618 ).

PNA Garden Party: Plant exchange, plants and garden art sale, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, Phinney Neighborhood Center, 6532 Phinney Ave. N., Seattle; free (206-783-2244 or www.phinneycenter.org/garden/index.shtml ).

Free cat adoptions: Adoption fees waived for cats ages 2 and older, help to pick the right pet, noon-6 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, Homeward Pet Adoption Center, 13132 N.E. 177th Place, Woodinville (425-488-4444 or www.homewardpet.org).

Sports Cards and Collectibles Show: Washington State Sports Collectors Association show and sale of sports-related items only, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Sunday, Meridian Park Elementary School, 17077 Meridian Ave. N., Shoreline; $2 (www.wssca.net ).

NASA “Destination Station”: Opening weekend of international-space-station exhibit, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, Pacific Science Center, 200 Second Ave. N., Seattle; $9-$16 (206-443-2001 or www.pacificsciencecenter.org ).

Concerts at the Locks: Outdoor concerts, Boeing Employees Concert Band, 2 p.m. Saturday; Cascadia Jazz Band, 2 p.m. Sunday, Hiram M. Chittenden Locks, 3015 N.W. 54th St., Seattle; free (206-783-7059 or www.facebook.com/chittendenlocks ).

Touch-a-Truck: Junior League of Seattle kids’ event to explore trucks and emergency vehicles, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Sunday, Magnuson Park, 7400 Sand Point Way N.E., Seattle; free (www.jrleagueseattle.org ).

Fremont BBQ Extravaganza: Pacific Northwest BBQ Association competition, grilling demos, tastings, food vendors, music, 10 a.m.-11 p.m. Sunday, outside at Dayton Avenue North and North 36th Street, Seattle (www.PeterGlickRestaurants.com ).

Madeline McKenzie: mmckenzie@seattletimes.com

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