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Community calendar: festivals, fairs and more
A detailed, categorized calendar of events all over Seattle and Western Washington, Aug. 23-30, 2013.
Seattle Times staff
Meet the Critters-Hamsters
SAT-SUN Learn about hamsters as pets, 1-2 p.m. Saturday-Sunday at all Seattle area Petco stores (www.petco.com ).
National Dog Day Celebration
SUN Information on dog training, meet adoptable dogs, shelter volunteer opportunities, 11 a.m. Sunday, Kitsap Humane Society, 9167 Dickey Rd. N.W., Silverdale (kitsap-humane.org ).
All Corvette Show & Burger Bash
SUN All-Corvette show, 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Sunday, XXX Root Beer Drive-In, 98 N.E. Gilman Blvd., Issaquah; free for spectators (www.CorvetteMarqueClub.com ).
Northwest Tequila Fest
SAT Tasting event with 120 tequilas and mezcals, beer, cocktails, food and music, benefits the Benevolent Guild organization assisting children, charities, and support groups, 4 p.m. Saturday, Phinney Neighborhood Center, 6532 Phinney Ave. N., Seattle; $40-$125 (nwtequilafest.com).
Seattle Super Hero Pub Crawl
SAT Benefits Alzheimer’s Foundation and Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation, includes five raffle tickets, 2:30 p.m. Saturday, 88 Keys Dueling Piano and Sports Bar, 315 Second Ave., Seattle; $10 (www.facebook.com/SeattleSuperHeroPubCrawl).
SAT Walk on the Interurban Trail, proceeds benefit school-building project in South Sudan; also collecting school supplies to support students in the Kent School District and used shoes to benefit community restoration efforts in South Sudan, 8:30 a.m. Saturday, ShoWare Center, 625 West James St., Kent; $10-$25 (www.strides4students.com).
Alki Beach 5K
SUN All ages walk and run to benefit program for women battling breast cancer, 11 a.m. Sunday, registration 9 a.m., Alki Beach Park, 1702 Alki Ave. S.W., Seattle; $35 (206-215-2888 or www.alkibeachrun.com ).
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).
Ballroom Dance Party
FRI Social dance class at 6:30 p.m., dance party 7:30-10 p.m. Friday, Briora Ballroom Dance Studio, 2260-152nd Ave N.E., Suite 100, Redmond; $13 (425-641-5123 or www.briora.com).
Ballroom Dance Party
FRI Salsa dance lessons, 7 and 8 p.m., ballroom dance party, 8:45 p.m. Friday, Aria Ballroom, 15300 N.E. 95th St., Redmond; $5-$10 (425-867-0777 or www.ariaballroom.com ).
Emerald City Contra Dance
FRI Beginners’ workshop, 7 p.m., dance with live music and caller, 7:30 p.m. Friday, Phinney Neighborhood Center, 6532 Phinney Ave. N., Seattle; $5-$8 (206-440-9839 or seattledance.org/contra/emerald.city.html).
SUN Rehearsals to participate in the worldwide Thrill the World Thriller dance event Oct. 26, 1 p.m. Sunday, Artspace Hiawatha Lofts, 843 Hiawatha Place S., Seattle; free, donations for the Alzheimer's Foundation collected (www.seattlethrillers.com ).
Dancing til Dusk Ball Blanc Finale
AUG. 29 All ages outdoor dance lesson and dance, waltz, swing, fox trot and polka with Valse Cafe Orchestra; wear something white, 6 p.m. Aug. 29, Olympic Sculpture Park, Broad Street and Elliott Avenue, Seattle; free (206-264-5646 or www.danceforjoy.biz/dancetildusk2013.html ).
Evergreen State Fair
FRI-SEPT. 2 Carnival, concerts, auto races, horse show, rodeo, 4H animals, exhibits, food vendors, 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Friday through Sept. 1, 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Sept. 2, Evergreen State Fairgrounds, 14405 179th Ave. S.E., Monroe; $5-$10, free admission with three cans of food, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Friday and Aug. 30; ages 15 and younger free Aug. 29; free admission for active military/first responders Aug. 30 (360-805-6700 or www.evergreenfair.org ).
Finland Summer Festival
SAT Finnish singing and kantele music, games, wife-carrying competition, dance polkas and schottisches, children’s talent show, food including salmon soup, rye bread, oven pancakes, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, North Bellevue Community & Senior Center, 4063 148th Ave. N.E., Bellevue; free (www.finlandiafoundationseattle.com).
Apple Festival & Run
SAT 10K Run and 5K Run/Walk on BPA Trail, $25; festival with apple-pie tasting, Kids Fun Zone, entertainment, 100 vendors, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, Federal Way Farmers Market, SeaTac Mall, Sears parking lot, Federal Way (253-261-0207 or www.federalwayfarmersmarket.com).
Star Trek Convention Seattle
SAT-SUN Creation Star Trek convention, entertainment, vendors, costume parade, guests including William Shatner (Sunday), Kate Mulgrew (Saturday and Sunday), Marina Sirtis (Saturday), LeVar Burton (Sunday), Nana Visitor (Sunday), Denise Crosby (Saturday), Connor Trinneer (Saturday), Garrett Wang (Sunday), Suzie Plakson (Saturday) and others, Saturday-Sunday, Hilton Sea-Tac Airport, 17620 Pacific Highway S., SeaTac; $30-$299 (818-409-0960 or www.creationent.com/cal/st_seattle.html).
SAT-SUN Arts and crafts, children’s activities, traditional food demonstrations and vendors, marketplace, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, Seattle Center Armory, Seattle (206-684-7200 or seattlecenter.com).
Tacoma Maritime Fest
SAT-SUN Boat tours, tall ships, container ships, tugboats, seminars, Kid Zone, food vendors, medieval history pavilion, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, Thea Foss Park, 535 Dock St., Tacoma (www.maritimefest.org ).
Bremerton Blackberry Festival
PLAN AHEAD Car show, Berry Fun Run, Fly-in at Bremerton Airport, food and craft vendors, beer garden and blackberry wine, entertainment, 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Aug. 31, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Sept. 1, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sept. 2, Bremerton Waterfront Boardwalk, Bremerton (www.blackberryfestival.org ).
PLAN AHEAD Music, dance, theater, film, literary art, visual arts, Aug. 31-Sept. 2, Seattle Center, Seattle; $99-$475 (206-673-5060 or bumbershoot.org).
Summer Stroll Wine Walk
FRI Wine tasting at shops, bring your own glass, 6-9 p.m. Friday, Country Village, 23732 Bothell-Everett Highway, Bothell; $20-$25 (425-485-4353 or www.countryvillagebothell.com ).
Fado Pig Roast & Craft Brewfest
SAT Sample from 20 beers, live music, food, 5 p.m. Saturday, Fado Irish Pub, 801 First Ave., Seattle; $20-$40 (206-264-2700 or fadoirishpub.com/seattle/events ).
Vortex Cellars First Anniversary Party
SUN Tasting room pouring rare wines, 1 p.m. Sunday, Vortex Cellars, 19501 144th Ave. N.E., Woodinville; free (425-877-8416 or www.facebook.com/events/1402259329990184/ ).
Basics of Home Brewing
WED Basics of beer making at home, 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Bellevue Library, 1111 110th Ave. N.E., Bellevue; free, preregister (425-450-1765 or www.kcls.org ).
PLAN AHEAD Al fresco dinner, locally sourced, sustainably grown cuisine, live music, 6 p.m. Aug. 31, Village Green Perennial Nursery, Seattle; $100 (villagegreenpn.com/2013/06/22/farm-to-table-dinner-in-white-center/).
SAT How to choose, plant and care for ornamental grasses, 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Master Gardener Demonstration Garden, 15416 S.E. 16th St., Bellevue; free (425-485-5942).
UW Botanic Gardens Garden Craft: Hanging Glass
SAT Artist basics of creating reclaimed glass art pieces, make a small piece of art to take home, 9 a.m. Saturday, Center for Urban Horticulture, 3501 N.E. 41st St., Seattle; $35-$40 (206-685-8033 or depts.washington.edu/uwbg/visit/calendar.shtml?trumbaEmbed=view%3Devent%26eventid%3D106121753 ).
SAT-SUN Puget Sound Dahlia Association display of thousands of dahlias of many colors and forms with information, presentations, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, Sky Nursery, 18528 Aurora Ave. N., Shoreline (425-271-6668 or www.pugetsounddahlias.org).
Lavender Celebration at Woodinville Lavender
ONGOING Fields of lavender are in bloom, u-pick, shopping, classes, noon-5 p.m. Wednesdays through Sundays, Woodinville Lavender, 14223 Woodinville Redmond Rd NE, Redmond; (425-398-3785 or www.woodinvillelavender.com ).
#FitMob Stair Climbing
SAT LifeWise Health Plan of Washington and Olympian Ariana Kukors fitness events with expert physical training for all levels, 8:30 a.m. Saturday, Howe Street Stairs, 1900 Lakeview Blvd E, Seattle; free (www.activelynorthwest.com/events/ ).
Bellevue Lake-to-Lake and Greenway Trail
SAT Interlaken Trailblazers volkssport club 18K (11.2 miles), 12K (7.4 miles) and 6K (3.8 miles) walk on sidewalks and trails from Lake Washington to Lake Sammamish, start anytime 8-10 a.m. for 17K/10K, 8 a.m.-noon for 6K, finish by 3 p.m. Saturday; buses leave start/finish line 8-10 a.m. for the 18K/12K walks, Mercer Slough Blueberry Farm, 1625 118th Ave. S.E., Bellevue; free (www.interlakentrailblazers.org ).
Snoqualmie Pass Summer Programs
SAT-SUN Hikes to learn about local plants, wildlife and history, wear sturdy shoes or boots and bring a daypack, sunscreen, water; Gold Creek Pond one-mile trail hike, 10 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. Saturdays; Twin Lakes two-mile hike through old-growth forest, 10 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. Sundays, through Sept. 1, Snoqualmie Pass U.S. Forest Service Visitor Information Center, Snoqualmie summit; $15/person donation suggested; reservations required (425-434-6111).
Hudson Bay Days walk
SUN Volkssport 10K (6.2 miles) or 3K walks on sidewalks and trails, start anytime 9 a.m.-noon, finish by 3 p.m. Sunday, Northwest Landing, Dupont, Center Drive, DuPont (esva.org ).
Hudson Bay Days
SAT Museum open house, 9:30 a.m.-3 p.m.; how to write about your family history workshop, 9:30-11 a.m. or 12:30-2 p.m.; ice cream social, 11 a.m.-2:30 p.m.; old-time fiddlers concert in the park, 2:30 p.m. Saturday, Dupont Historical Museum, 207 Barksdale Ave., Dupont; workshop $5 (www.dupontmuseum.com ).
Vintage Motorcycle Festival
SAT Motorcycle swap meet, demonstrations, displays, food vendors, seminars, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, LeMay-America’s Car Museum, 2702 East D St., Tacoma; $16.75-$19.75 (253-779-8490 or www.lemaymuseum.org ).
SAT Opening day of new exhibit on the D.B. Cooper hijacking and how its ramifications affect us, with tours, travel styles of the early 1970s and other programs, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, Washington State History Museum, 1911 Pacific Ave., Tacoma; $7-$9.50 (253-272-9747 or www.washingtonhistory.org/exhibits.aspx?id=8 ).
Mary Olson Farm
SAT-SUN Historic farm, tour 1897 barn, walk in the orchard, noon-5 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, Mary Olson Farm, 28728 Green River Road, Auburn (253-288-7433 or wrvmuseum.org ).
Duwamish Stories of Endurance and Strength
SUN Johnny Moses shares local native stories, 1 p.m. Sunday, Duwamish Longhouse & Cultural Center, 4705 W. Marginal Way S.W., Seattle; free (206-431-1582 or www.duwamishtribe.org ).
ONGOING Exhibits include “Women Who Rock: Vision, Passion, Power,” “Fantasy: Worlds of Myth and Magic,” “Nirvana: Taking Punk to the Masses,” “Can’t Look Away: the Lure of Horror Film,” 10 a.m.-7 p.m. daily, EMP Museum, 325 Fifth Ave. N., Seattle; $12-$20 (206-770-2700 or www.empmuseum.org).
Museum of History & Industry
ONGOING Permanent exhibits “True Northwest: The Seattle Journey” and “Waterways to the World,” temporary exhibits “Celluloid Seattle: At City at the Movies” through Sept. 8, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. daily, until 8 p.m. Thursdays, MOHAI at Lake Union Park, 860 Terry Ave. N., Seattle; $12-$14, ages 14 and younger free; free admission first Thursdays (206-324-1126 or www.mohai.org ).
Pipers Creek Guided Nature Walk
FRI-SUN Easy two-hour guided walk along Pipers Creek trail to identify plants, learn how salmon returned after a 52-year absence and other local history; 10:30 a.m. Friday, Saturday, Sunday; meet at Picnic Area, 10299 Sixth Ave. N.W., Seattle; free (206-504-0916).
Big Day of Play
SAT Sample an assortment of recreation activities and learn about park programs, family yoga clinic, NFL obstacle course, dog agility course, water activities at the beach, try out kayaks, stand up paddle boards and more, Kids’ Zone, free bicycle helmets for kids, performances including Recess Monkey and School of Rock, food vendors, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, Magnuson Park, 7400 Sand Point Way N.E., Seattle (bigdayofplay.com).
Dragonflies, Snakes and Spiders of Camp Long
SAT See and learn about dragonflies, butterflies, spiders and their webs, snakes and salamanders; kid oriented, adult friendly, 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Camp Long, 5200 35th Ave. S.W., Seattle; $10 (206-932-7225 or www.stewardshipadventures.com/ai1ec_event/dragonflies-butterflies-salamanders-snakes-and-spiders-of-camp-long/?instance_id=569).
Guided Nature Walk
SAT Walk to an eagles nest, through old-growth forest, along the water, for ages 4 and older, 1 p.m. Saturday, Seward Park Audubon Center, 5902 Lake Washington Boulevard S., Seattle; free (206-652-2444 ).
Hot Topics in Washington Conservation: Old-Growth Forests
SAT How to find old-growth forests in Washington State, for ages 10+, 1 p.m. Saturday, Lewis Creek Park and Visitor Center, 5808 Lakemont Blvd. S.E., Bellevue; free, no registration required (425-452-4195 or www.bellevuewa.gov/lewis_creek_park.htm ).
Mercer Slough Nature Walk
SAT Park Ranger guided tour, learn about the natural and cultural history of Mercer Slough, all ages welcome, no registration necessary, 2 p.m. Saturday, Mercer Slough Environmental Education Center, 1625 118th Ave. S.E., Bellevue; free (425-452-2565).
Bloedel Reserve 25th Anniversary Summer Picnic
SAT Bring picnic food and a blanket for music, lawn games, ice cream provided, 5:30 p.m. Saturday, The Bloedel Reserve, 7571 Dolphin Drive N.E., Bainbridge Island; $6-$9 (206-842-7631 or www.bloedelreserve.org/event-calendar/25th-anniversary-picnic-celebration ).
SUN Native Plants, diversity of our local ecology and history of how these plants were used by native Salish peoples, 1 p.m. Sunday, Graham Visitor Center, 2300 Arboretum Dr. East, Seattle; free (206-543-8800 or www.uwbotanicgardens.org).
Edible Invasives Ice Cream Social
SUN Blackberry-picking excursion in the park and cranking homemade ice cream, 1:30 p.m. Sunday, Discovery Park, 3801 W. Government Way, Seattle; $8, preregister (206-386-4236).
Half Off Wild Waves Admission
SUN Bring a donation of at least $5 worth of essential school supplies for half-off admission; most-needed items include backpacks, three-ring binders and multi-subject notebooks to help Sleep Country help foster children, 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Sunday, Wild Waves Theme Park, 36201 Enchanted Parkway S., Federal Way; $19.99 (www.wildwaves.com).
Summer at Olympic Sculpture Park
ONGOING Food trucks, wine and bites from Taste Cafe, live music on the lawn, art activities, 6-8 p.m., tours at 6:30 p.m. Thursdays; outdoor yoga, bring your own mat, 10:30-11:30 a.m. Saturdays; Zumba Latin dance/fitness, athletic shoes recommended, 2-3 p.m. Saturdays; art activities, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturdays; tours, noon and 1 p.m. Saturdays-Sundays, Olympic Sculpture Park, Broad Street and Elliott Avenue, Seattle; free (206-654-3100 or www.seattleartmuseum.org/getout/).
Seattle Center Fountain of Light
FRI Video film projected on fountain water, dance party with live music, 9 p.m. Friday, Seattle Center International Fountain, Seattle; free (206-684-7200 or www.seattlecenter.com ).
Summer Concert Series at The Mount
FRI Music of the 1960s by the Spyrographs, food, beer and wine for sale, 6 p.m. Friday, Providence Mount St. Vincent, 4831 35th Ave. S.W., Seattle; free (206-938-6242 or www.providence.org/themount).
Bluegrass on the Green
FRI-SUN Outdoor festival with 11 bluegrass bands, 5 p.m.-10 p.m. Friday, 8 a.m.-10 p.m. Saturday, 8 a.m.-6 p.m. -Sunday, Nile Shrine Center and Golf Course, 6601 244th St. S.W., Mountlake Terrace; $20-$40 (425-835-3284 or www.bluegrassonthegreen.com ).
Poverty Bay Blues & Brews
SAT Local blues and brews from local breweries, noon-8 p.m. Saturday, Des Moines Beach Park, 22030 Cliff Avenue S., Des Moines; $25-$30, ages 21 and older only, no pets (206-878-2345 or dmrotary.org/poverty-bay-blues-brews-fest ).
Jazz Concert & Silent Auction
SAT Mountlake Terrace Music Boosters hosts MTHS Jazz 1 Ensemble performance and silent auction, proceeds benefit all band programs at Mountlake Terrace High School, 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Edmonds Community College, 20000 68th Ave. W., Lynnwood; $25 (425-478-1989 or mthsbands.org).
Snoqualmie Ice Cream Ice Cream-O-Rama
SAT Concert with Caspar Babypants, William Tell & His Southern Belle and other special guests, $1 Bites from Snoqualmie Ice Cream, DRY Soda, Top Pot Doughnuts and The Big Green Egg, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, Snoqualmie Ice Cream, 21106 86th Ave. S.E., Snohomish; free (909-659-3095 or www.facebook.com/events/219240338223806/).
Summer concerts at the Locks
SAT-SUN Outdoor concerts, Lynnwood Community Band, 2 p.m. Saturday; The Tempos big band, 2 p.m. Sunday, Hiram M. Chittenden Locks, 3015 N.W. 54th St., Seattle; free (206-783-7059).
Seattle Peace Concert
SUN Free concert, teen music bands, all ages welcome, noon-6 p.m. Sunday, Volunteer Park, 1247 15th Ave. E., Seattle; free, nonperishable food bank donations requested (www.seapeace.org).
SUN Family-friendly outdoor entertainment with Duwamish River, people and tribe theme, food trucks, arts and crafts vendors, kids activities, 1-4 p.m. Sunday, Beacon Hill Station, Beacon Avenue South and South McClellan Street, Seattle; free (www.beaconhillmerchants.com ).
Sounds of Snoqualmie
SUN Outdoor bluegrass concert with Pickled Okra, 1 p.m. Sunday, Snoqualmie Community Park, 35016 S.E. Ridge St., Snoqualmie; free (www.ci.snoqualmie.wa.us ).
Hiawatha Summer Concert Series
AUG. 29 Outdoor concert for all ages, 6:30 p.m. Aug. 29, Hiawatha Community Center, 2700 California Ave. S.W., Seattle; free (www.admiralneighborhood.org/summer-concerts/).
Redmond’s Great Day of Play
FRI 5K walk/run along the Sammamish River Trail, 3 p.m. Friday, Redmond City Hall, 15670 N.E. 85th St., Redmond; $25-$60 (425-556-2333 or www.redmond.gov).
HealthPoint Family 5K Run/Walk
SAT All ages welcome, 9 a.m. Saturday, Health Point Health Center, 10414 Beardslee Blvd., Bothell; $20 (www.healthpointchc.org/NewsEvents/Family5K ).
Run from the Cops 5K Fun Run
SAT Fundraising organized by law-enforcement agencies throughout the state benefiting Special Olympics Washington; law enforcement staged throughout the course, participants need to cross the finish line in 30 minutes or less to avoid being corralled into the “Special Olympics Slammer” and ticketed for not being able to outrun the cops; walkers, runners, kids and costumes welcome; 10 p.m. Saturday, registration 9 p.m., The Landing, 715 N. Landing Way, Renton; $40 (www.specialolympicswashington.org/calendar/letr_events/run_from_the_cops ).
Farmers Market on Pike Place
FRI-SUN Additional space for farmers to sell produce along Pike Place with some blocks closed to vehicles, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays, with Chefs on the Cobblestones cooking demonstrations noon and 2 p.m. Sundays, Pike Place Market, 1501 Pike Place, Seattle; (www.pikeplacemarket.org).
All Things Japanese Sale
SAT-SUN Rummage sale of Japanese lacquerware, ceramics, dolls, kimono, books, manga, proceeds support JCCCW’s mission to preserve, promote and share Japanese and Japanese-American culture and heritage through cultural programming and events for the community, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, Japanese Cultural and Community Center of Washington, 1414 S. Weller St., Seattle (206-568-7114 or www.jcccw.org/events-programs/all-things-japanese-sale-2013.html ).
Opening Weekend of Dr. Maze’s Goat Walk Sunflower & Corn Maze
FRI-SAT Sunflower & Corn Maze, Lavender Labyrinth, hayride farm tour, farm animals, Bouncy Rodeo, Singing Chicken Show, field maze, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Friday-Saturday, Dr. Maze’s Farm, 15410 NE 124th St., Redmond; $2-$9 (425-869-9777 or wwwDrMazeFarm.com).
Farmworker Women Battle for Workers’ Rights & Dignity
SAT Celebrate Women’s Rights Day hosted by Radical Women, local fieldworkers talks on working conditions, 7:30 p.m.; Northwest Harvest Buffet, 6 p.m. Saturday, New Freeway Hall, 5018 Rainier Ave. S., Seattle; door donation $1-$5, buffet $10 donation (206-722-6057 or www.radicalwomen.org ).
SAT Backpack giveaway hosted by Eastridge Church & Issaquah Food Bank while supplies last (preregistration available, 425-392-4123), health and wellness fair with family resources, free dental screenings and haircuts, kids’ inflatables, carnival games, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, Eastridge Church, 24205 S.E. Issaquah-Fall City Road, Issaquah; free (425-270-6300 or www.EastridgeToday.com ).
Emergency Preparedness & Public Safety Open House
SAT Tours of the fire engines, police cars and Paine Field Airport crash truck, firefighters live fire demonstration, free blood-pressure checks, information on child safety and preparing your family for emergencies, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, Mukilteo Fire Department, 10400 47th Pl. W., Mukilteo; free (425-263-8153 or www.ci.mukilteo.wa.us ).
Threshing & Gas Show
SAT-SUN Celebrating the 49th anniversary of Cowlitz Prairie Grange, antique tractors and farm equipment, Model T Ford show, kids’ activities, food, entertainment, noon Saturday-Sunday, Robert Herren Farm, Toledo; $5 (360-864-2744 or www.toledowa.us ).
Sephardic Bikur Holim Congregation Grand Bazaar
SUN Sephardic foods, kids’ activities, raffle, crafts and culture displays, magician, Reptile Man, Nessim Black performance, 10 a.m.-3 p.m.; Sephardic breakfast served 9-11:30 a.m. ($5); “Fatburger” lunch at noon ($5), 9 a.m. Sunday, Sephardic Bikur Holim Congregation, 6500 52nd Ave. S., Seattle; free (206-795-8014 or www.sbhseattle.org/event/sbh-bazaar-2013/).
Ghost Hunting 101
SUN Puget Sound Ghost Hunters program, 1 p.m. Sunday, Burien Library, 400 S.W. 152nd St., Burien (206-243-3490 or www.kcls.org ).
Summer Fiesta for Families
SUN Spanish language mini-lessons, kids decorate piñatas, singing and dancing, treats, 3 p.m. Sunday, Sponge, 3107 S. Day St., Seattle; free, reservations recommended (206-227-7138 or www.spongeschool.com ).
Enumclaw Pro Rodeo
FRI-SAT Rodeo, food vendors, beer garden, 7 p.m. Friday, 1 and 7 p.m. Saturday, gates open 1 hour before each, concerts follow Friday and Saturday evening, Enumclaw Expo Center, 45224 284th Ave. S.E., Enumclaw; $15, ages 5 and younger free (425-677-4064 or www.enumclawprorodeo.com ).
Volleyball 4 Cause
SAT HYP (Habitat Young Professionals) fundraiser for Habitat for Humanity Seattle-King County to provide affordable housing, teams welcome, no experience necessary, 8 a.m. Saturday, Mercer Island Park on the Lid, 72nd Avenue Southeast, Mercer Island; $30 plus suggested $250 fundraising (www.facebook.com/events/360423164060108/).
Seattle Architecture Foundation
FRI Walking tours, Architecture 101, 10 a.m. Friday, Design Details, 10 a.m. Aug. 30, Seattle Architecture Foundation, 1333 Fifth Ave, Rainier Square Atrium, Seattle; $15-$25 advance purchase recommended, day of event if space available (seattlearchitecture.org).
Tap Water Tours
FRI-SUN Tour by bus and foot to learn about the protected watershed, the source of Seattle’s tap water, 10:15 a.m. Friday-Sunday, Cedar River Watershed Education Center, North Bend; $5-$10 by reservation (206-733-9421 or 425-831-6780 or www.seattle.gov/util ).
Issaquah Valley Trolley
SAT-SUN Half-mile ride on historic trolley, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturdays-Sundays, weather permitting, Issaquah Valley Trolley Depot, 150 First Ave. N.E., Issaquah; by donation (www.issaquahhistory.org/issaquah-valley-trolley ).
Historic Seattle Barksdale residence
SUN Tour historic home preserved as an extraordinary early example of Northwest regional modern architecture, 1 p.m. Sunday, Seattle; $15-$45, location and directions provided with event registration (206-622-6952 or www.historicseattle.org ).
Historic Tall Ships
AUG. 28-SEPT. 2 Tall ships “Lady Washington” and “Hawaiian Chieftain” dockside tours, sails, battle sail events, Aug. 28-Sept. 2, Carillon Point, Kirkland; dockside tours $3/donation, other events $29-$60 by reservation, space limited (800-200-5239 or www.historicalseaport.org).
Cruise to Protection Island
PLAN AHEAD Port Townsend Marine Science Center (PTMSC) hosts sail on the historic wooden schooner Adventuress to the Protection Island Wildlife Sanctuary to observe birds and marine mammals; proceeds benefit PTMSC educational programs, 10 a.m. Aug. 31, Port Townsend; $75-$80 by reservation (360-385-5582 or www.ptmsc.org/cruises.html ).
Seattle Free Walking Tours
ONGOING Pike Place Market tour with samples, history, 9:30 a.m. daily; Seattle 101, waterfront, Pioneer Square, Pike Place Market, recommendations for Seattle restaurants, pubs, activities, 11 a.m. daily, both from Victor Steinbrueck Park; Spotlight Seattle Center tours, 2 p.m. daily (no tours Aug. 31-Sept. 2), Seattle Center Armory, Seattle; free, pay what you will, no reservations necessary (360-201-5611 or seattlefreewalkingtours.org).
SAT Europe Through the Back Door class, packing light and right, 10 a.m. Saturday, Edmonds Theater, 415 Main St., Edmonds; free preregister (425-771-8303 or www.ricksteves.com ).
SAT Help remove invasive plants, 10 a.m. Saturday, Watershed Park, 4500 110th Ave. N.E., Kirkland; preregister (earthcorps.force.com/VolunteersJobListingFS?Calendar=1&volunteerShiftId=a0E8000000AG07qEAD&jobId=a0D8000000TSnwyEAD&&nmonthstoshow=12 ).