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Celebrations of togetherness, food, kites | Community Corner

Community events for the weekend of Aug. 10-11, 2013, include Kirkland Summerfest, Seattle Chinese Garden Kite Festival, Central District Community Festival and a Taste of Edmonds.

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Kirkland Summerfest

Beverage garden, entertainment, 11 a.m.-11 p.m. Saturday, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Sunday; kids activities, food-truck plaza, TechZone, 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Saturday, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Sunday; Dragon Boat races, 11 a.m. Sunday; Robots War Bot Battles, noon Sunday, Marina Park, 25 Lake Shore Plaza, Kirkland ( ).

Central District Community Festival: Exhibits, vendors, farmers market, school supplies, books, music, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, 24th Avenue between East Alder Street and East Yesler Street, Seattle ( ).

Seattle Chinese Garden Kite Festival: Kite flying for all ages, competitions, displays, fly your own kite or buy one, music and cultural activities, 2-6 p.m. Saturday, Seattle Chinese Garden, 6000 16th Ave. S.W., Seattle; free (206-934-5219 or ).

Celebrate Woodinville Festival: Parade, 11 a.m.; Basset Bash, 1-4 p.m.; arts and crafts, wine and beer garden, noon-6 p.m.; music in the park, 1-6 p.m. Saturday, Wilmot Gateway Park, 1730 N.E. 131st Ave., Woodinville ( ).

Sammamish Days: Parade, 9:45 a.m.; food trucks, entertainment including steel drums, lion dance, belly dancing, Irish dancers, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, Sammamish Commons Park, 801 228th Ave. S.E., Sammamish (425-295-0500 or

A Taste of Edmonds: Entertainment on four stages, food from 35 vendors, arts and crafts vendors, kids activities and rides, beer and wine gardens with dancing, 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Saturday, 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Sunday; Edmonds Civic Stadium and Playfield, Sixth Avenue North and Bell Street, Edmonds; $4 admission, ages 12 and younger free; free parking and shuttle buses from Edmonds Woodway High School (425-776-6711 or ).

Auburn Days: Grand parade, noon Saturday, Main Street; entertainment kids activities, model boat exhibit, Poets on Parade workshops and readings, food vendors, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday-Sunday; street dance, 7-10 p.m. Saturday; classic car, truck and cycle show, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday, downtown Auburn (253-939-3389 or

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