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Viking Days, Duwamish River Festival | Community Corner

Community events for the weekend of Aug. 17-18, 2013, include Viking Days, Rainier Valley Heritage Parade and Summer Streets Party, and BrasilFest.

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Viking Days

Nordic food, music, beer garden, demonstrations, crafts, activities for all ages, Viking Encampment day-in-the-life of a Viking demonstrations of cooking, weaving, wood carving, games and battle, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday-Sunday; Swedish pancake breakfast, 9 a.m.-noon Saturday-Sunday, salmon barbecue, 4:30-7 p.m. Saturday, Nordic Heritage Museum, 3014 N.W. 67th St., Seattle (206-789-5707 or www.nordicmuseum.org/events.aspx#vikingdays).

Central Area Community Festival: Resources and information from local businesses and organizations, craft and food vendors, music, 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Saturday, Garfield Community Center, 2323 E. Cherry St., Seattle (www.cacf.com ).

Rainier Valley Heritage Parade and Summer Streets Party: Parade, 11 a.m.; entertainment, games, food vendors, 12:30-4 p.m. Saturday, on Rainier Avenue South between South Alaska Street and South Brandon Streets, Seattle (www.seattle.gov/transportation/summer_rainier.htm ).

Duwamish River Festival: Food, kayaking and boat rides, music, art fair, kids’ activities, noon-4 p.m. Saturday, Duwamish Waterway Park, 7900 10th Ave. S., Seattle; free (206-453-9803 or duwamishcleanup.org/programs/duwamish-river-festival/).

Celebrate Shoreline: Entertainment on two stages, food vendors, pony rides, car show, beer garden, 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Saturday, Cromwell Park, North 179th Street and Meridian Avenue North, Shoreline (www.shorelinewa.gov/specialevents ).

Covington Kidsfest: Kids’ entertainment, activities, bike rodeo, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, Kohl’s, 17002 S.E. 270th Place, Covington; free (253-480- 2400 or www.covingtonwa.gov/).

In The Spirit Northwest Native Arts Market & Festival: Demonstrations and performances by Native American artists, dance and music groups, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday, Washington State History Museum, 1911 Pacific Ave., Tacoma; free (253-798-5925 or www.washingtonhistory.org/events.aspx?eid=68).

Snoqualmie Railroad Days: Entertainment, arts and food vendors, beer/wine garden, 7 a.m.-10 p.m. Saturday, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday, parade, 11 a.m. Saturday; model train show, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday; Legends Classic Car Show, 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday; train rides 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, Railroad Avenue, Snoqualmie (www.railroaddays.com).

BrasilFest: Brazilian arts and cultural performances, workshops, traditional costumes, children’s activities, noon-8 p.m. Sunday, ending with jam percussion and parade, bring drums to join in, Seattle Center Armory, Seattle (206-684-7200 or www.brasilfest.com).

Afternoon on the Trails at Islandwood: Explore 255-acre woods with trails, treehouse, suspension bridge, forest canopy tower; no dogs, noon Sunday, IslandWood, 4450 Blakely Ave. N.E., Bainbridge Island; free, donations appreciated (206-855-4384 or www.islandwood.org/events/afternoon-on-the-trails-at-islandwood-4).

Madeline McKenzie: mmckenzie@seattletimes.com.

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