Editor's note: Foul weather, a group leader's illness, insufficient sign-ups — many situations can cancel or cause schedule changes for events and outings. To be certain of your plans, always call before you go.
Community calendar: festivals, fairs and more
A detailed, categorized calendar of events all over Seattle and Western Washington, May 16-22, 2014.
Seattle Times staff
Cool City Pets
SAT Adoption event for 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 seattleanimalshelter.org ).
PAWS Pet Safety Awareness Day
SAT To educate pet owners of all ages, interactive, practical advice for keeping animals safe, 11 a.m. Saturday, PAWS, 15305 44th Ave. W., Lynnwood; free (425-787-2500 or paws.org/events.html).
Cougar Mountain Zoo
SAT Celebration of Zoo cats’ birthdays with special treats and presents; 5th birthday celebration for tigers Bagheera and Vitez, 1 p.m. Saturday, Cougar Mountain Zoo, 19525 S.E. 54th St., Issaquah; $9-$12.50 (425-391-5508 or cougarmountainzoo.org ).
Building Foundations Auction
FRI Food, drink, auction to benefit veterans services by Rebuilding Together South Sound (RTSS) and Master Builders Association of Pierce County, 5:30 p.m. Friday, Courtyard Marriott Tacoma, Tacoma; $75 (2014buildingfoundations.eventbrite.com ).
ALR Seattle Walk
SAT Walk to benefit Alliance for Lupus Research (ALR), 10 a.m. Saturday, register 9 a.m., Seward Park, 5902 Lake Washington Blvd. S., Seattle; free, minimum $25, $150 goal fundraising/donation encouraged (lupuswalkseattle.org ).
Taste of West Seattle
SAT West Seattle Helpline hosts sample dishes, desserts, from local establishments, 6:30 p.m. Saturday, The Hall at Fauntleroy, 9131 California Ave. S.W., Seattle; $50-$95 (206-932-2746 or tasteofwestseattle.org).
Faces for Life
SAT Puget Sound Blood Center gala and auction, 6 p.m. Saturday, Grand Hyatt Hotel, Seattle; $250-$500 (206-689-6529 or psbc.org ).
SAT Bring personal documents for shredding by mobile truck, all proceeds benefit Seattle Children’s Hospital uncompensated care; 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, Fred Meyer, 915 N.W. 45th St., Seattle; 20411 148th Ave. N.E., Bellevue; 4505 S. 19th St., Tacoma; and QFC, 8867 161st Ave. N.E., Redmond, and 4919 Evergreen Way, Everett; $5/per grocery bag of documents or $10/per archive box (206-987-2153 or seattlechildrens.org).
Walk to Cure Arthritis Bellevue
SAT Walk raises funds and awareness to fight the nation’s leading cause of disability, 9 a.m. Saturday, Bellevue Downtown Park, 10201 N.E. Fourth St., Bellevue; free (bellevuearthritiswalk.kintera.org/).
American Cancer Society Relay For Life Juanita
SAT-SUN Honor cancer survivors, raise awareness to reduce our cancer risk, raise money to help the American Cancer Society in 24-hour event, noon Saturday-Sunday, Juanita High School, 10601 N.E. 132nd St., Kirkland; free, fundraising requested juanitarelay.org ).
Happy Hour to benefit Mary’s Place
MAY 22 Happy Hour with live music to benefit agency that provides homeless women and their children, 5:30 p.m. May 22, Center for Wooden Boats, 1010 Valley St., Seattle; $20 (lakeunionrotary.org ).
Mariel Hemingway at Bastyr University Spring for Health Luncheon
MAY 22 Lunch, speaker Mariel Hemingway to support uncompensated care services at Bastyr Center for Natural Health, 11:15 a.m. May 22, Fairmont Olympic Hotel, Seattle; $175 (425-602-3000 or bastyr.edu).
Redmond Bike Bash
FRI Celebrate Bike-to-Work Day on the Eastside, food, live music, local bike shops, massages, beer garden to celebrate all things biking, 4 p.m. Friday, Redmond City Hall Plaza, 15670 N.E. 85th St., Redmond (ortripblog.com).
SUN Bicycle or walk along Lake Washington Boulevard, closed to motorized traffic, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Sunday, Lake Washington Boulevard from Mount Baker Beach to Seward Park, Seattle (206-684-4075 or seattle.gov/parks/bicyclesunday/).
Birds of the Duwamish
FRI Information on wildlife on the river and places to birdwatch, 1 p.m. Friday, Duwamish Longhouse & Cultural Center, 4705 W. Marginal Way S.W., Seattle; free, preregister (206-431-1582 or duwamishtribe.org ).
Skandia folk dancing
FRI Scandinavian dance lesson, 7:30 p.m., dance to live music, 8:30 p.m. Friday, Cedar Valley Grange, 20526 52nd Ave. W., Lynnwood; $15, kids free (425-954-5262 or www.skandia-folkdance.org).
Sno-King International Folk Dance Club
SAT Dance lesson, folk dancing, 7 p.m. Saturday, Cedar Valley Grange, 20526 52nd Ave. W., Lynnwood; $5-$7 (425-385-2088 or sno-king.org).
Lesson and dance
SAT West Coast Swing dance lesson, 7 p.m., dance for ages 18 and older with DJ, 8 p.m. Saturday, Rockin’ Horse Dance Barn, 11820 150th Ave. S.E., Renton; $15/lesson and dance, $12/dance only (425-255-9211 or www.learn2dance4fun.com ).
Lake City Contra Dance
MAY 22 Live band and caller, beginner’s workshop 7:30 p.m., dance 8 p.m. May 22, Lake City Community Center, 12531 28th Ave. N.E., Seattle; $9, students and first-time dancers free (seattledance.org/contra/lakecity).
MamaCon: The Conference for Moms
SAT Just for moms, marketplace, spa, comedy show, wine, food, cooking demonstrations and short workshops, 9 a.m. Saturday, Embassy Suites Hotel, 3225 158th Ave. S.E., Bellevue; $97-$150 (425-522-2417 or www.MamaCon.net).
Health and Fitness Expo
SAT Health and wellness information, exhibits, vendors, Kids Fun Run, obstacle course, bike rodeo, 9-11:30 a.m.; soccer clinic, 9:30 a.m.; cheer clinic, 10:30 a.m.; lacrosse clinic, 11 a.m. Saturday, Edmonds School District Stadium, 7600 212th S.W., Edmonds; free (www.edmondswa.gov/).
Same Love, Same Rights LGBT Wedding Expo
SUN Dozens of gay-friendly exhibitors, photographers, DJs, officiants, wedding planners, venues, jewelers, raffles, LGBT-planning tips and trends, 1-4 p.m. Sunday, Crowne Plaza Hotel, Seattle; free, preregister (www.SameLoveSameRights.com).
All-Montlake Arts & Music Happening
SUN Montlake’s artists, musicians, and authors exhibit their art, performing musical numbers and published works, children’s art displays and projects, 2 p.m. Sunday, Montlake Community Center, 1618 E. Calhoun St., Seattle; free (206-684-4736 or Montlake.net ).
Port Townsend Rhododendron Festival
FRI-SAT Kiddies parade, 3:30 p.m., bed races, 6:30 p.m. Friday; grand parade, 1 p.m. Saturday; carnival, Port Townsend (www.rhodyfestival.org ).
FRI-SUN Viking Village, entertainment, craft and food vendors, carnival, noon-10 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m. -7 p.m. Saturday, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Sunday; road race, 7:30-11 a.m. Saturday; parade, 2 p.m. Saturday, Front Street; Stand Up Paddle Board Races, 9-11 p.m. Sunday, Poulsbo (vikingfest.org ).
Seattle Chinese Arts and Culture Festival
SAT Traditions of 5,000 years of Chinese history with music and dance performances, films, calligraphy workshops, kids’ activities, cooking demos, food and craft vendors, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday, Seattle Center Armory, Seattle (206-684-7200 or www.seattlecenter.com ).
Syttende Mai Festival and Parade
SAT Celebration of Norway’s Constitution Day; children’s activities, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., and Nordic Cafe, 3:30-5:30 p.m., Nordic Heritage Museum, 3014 N.W. 67th St., Seattle, free admission; entertainment, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Bergen Place, intersection of Market Street, Leary Avenue and 22nd Avenue Northwest; parade with more than 100 groups, marching bands, drill teams, Norwegian-American groups, classic cars, 6-8 p.m., on 24th Avenue Northwest from Northwest 62nd Street to Market Street, to 22nd Avenue Northwest, down Ballard Avenue, ending at Dock Street; 17th of May Dance, 8:30-11:30 p.m., Elks at Shilshole, Seattle, $10 at the door (17thofmay.org).
JBLM Armed Forces Day
SAT Modern and historic military vehicle displays, carnival rides, food and craft vendors, entertainment, Roman, medieval, Civil War, World Wars I and ll and Vietnam War historical re-enactor groups, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; JBLM championship soccer match, 10 a.m.; Army vs. Navy rugby match, 1 p.m. Saturday, Joint Base Lewis-McChord, I-5 Exit 119 (Steilacoom/DuPont); free, everyone age 16 and older required to have government issued ID at the Dupont Gate parking area; shuttle buses transport visitors to and from event site (www.jblmmwr.com/armedforcesday/).
Paine Field Aviation Day
SAT Firefighters Fly Day 5K race/walk, pancake breakfast, WarBirds flight, Flying Heritage Collection and Historic Flight Foundation displays and activities, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, Paine Field, 3407 109th St. S.W., Everett; $10, ages 17 and younger free (www.painefield.com ).
University District Streetfair
SAT-SUN Arts and crafts vendors, entertainment, food vendors, beer garden, 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Sunday, University Way Northeast from Campus Parking to North 50th Street, Seattle (udistrictstreetfair.org ).
Alki Beach Summer Streets and West Seattle 5K run/walk
SUN Portion of Alki Avenue Southwest closed to vehicles for walking, biking, vendors, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.; run/walk to benefit West Seattle High School, 9:20 a.m. Sunday, Alki Beach Park, 1702 Alki Ave. S.W., Seattle (www.seattle.gov/transportation/summer_alki.htm).
Northwest Folklife Festival
PLAN AHEAD Music, dance, stories and art of the people of the Pacific Northwest, with cultural focus “India and Its People” with Bollywood show, Indian Cinema, fashions of India; 11 a.m.-10 p.m. May 23-25, 11 a.m.-9 p.m. May 26, Seattle Center, Seattle; suggested donation $10/person or $20/family or group (206-684-7300 or nwfolklife.org ).
Wine Walk, Kent
FRI Wine tasting to benefit downtown revitalization efforts, 6 p.m. Friday, Kent Downtown Partnership, 202 W. Gowe St., Kent; $20 (downtownkentwa.com ).
Bacon & Beer Classic
SAT Craft brew samples and bacon-inspired tastes from local restaurants, live music, interactive games, cooking demos, beer schools, noon-4 p.m. or 6-10 p.m. Saturday, Safeco Field, 1250 First Ave., Seattle; $69-$99/designated driver $29 (baconandbeerclassic.com).
SAT Pancakes, eggs, ham, all ages welcome, 8-11 a.m. Saturday, Northshore Senior Center, 10201 E. Riverside Drive, Bothell; $4-$5 (425-487-2441 or www.northshoreseniorcenter.org ).
SAT Beer and wine tasting Hawaiian culture fundraising event featuring 18 breweries and wineries, live Hawaiian music with hula dancing, Hawaiian food, noon Saturday, Cascadia Community College, 18325 Campus Way N.E., Bothell; $10-$35 (alohabrewfest.org ).
Volunteer Park Dahlia Planting
SAT Help Puget Sound Dahlia Association plant the dahlia plot northeast of the Conservatory and learn about growing dahlias, 9 a.m. Saturday, Volunteer Park, 1247 15th Ave. E., Seattle (www.pugetsounddahlias.org ).
SAT Fuchsias, perennials, annuals, 800 tomato plants of various varieties, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, 12735 First Ave. N.W., Seattle; free (206-719-5508).
Edible Society: Growing Good Food and Sustainable Communities
SAT Local chefs, growers, farmers and good food advocates share stories about growing, cooking and sharing food, noon Saturday, Rainier Beach Library, 9125 Rainier Ave. S., Seattle; free (206-386-1906).
Grow salad in a container
SAT Seattle Tilth on how to grow food in containers, 2 p.m. Saturday, Columbia Library, 4721 Rainier Ave. S., Seattle; free (206-386-1908).
Blue Poppy Day
SAT Meadow with hundreds of blooming blue poppies, music and art performances, art display, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Rhododendron Species Botanical Garden, 2525 S. 336th St., Federal Way; $5-$8, ages 11 and younger free (253-838-4646 or www.rhodygarden.org ).
Containers with Flair
SAT Creative container ideas for pots, baskets, troughs, 10 a.m. Saturday, Molbak’s, 13625 N.E. 175th St., Woodinville; free (425-483-5000 or www.molbaks.com/events.html).
SAT Tips for growing blueberries, raspberries, grapes, kiwis, currants, 10 a.m. Saturday, Sunnyside Nursery, 3915 Sunnyside Blvd., Marysville; free (425-334-2002 or www.sunnysidenursery.net/classes.asp ).
Seattle Bamboo Festival
SAT-SUN Bamboo plant sales by local growers, talks and demonstrations on planting and care of bamboo, educational displays, 10 a.m. Saturday-Sunday, Seattle Chinese Garden, 6000 16th Ave. S.W., Seattle; free (206-934-5219 or www.seattlechinesegarden.org ).
Rhododendron Show and Sale
SAT-SUN Show and sale of Northwest rhododendrons, proceeds benefit Cascade Chapter of the American Rhododendron Society, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, Wilburton Instructional Service Center, 12111 N.E. First St., Bellevue (425-452-2750 or bellevuebotanical.org/).
Tomato Plant Sale and Lemonade Stand
SUN Tomato starts from a local selection of organically grown, heirloom tomato plants, 11 a.m. Sunday, Fred Lind Manor, 1802 17th Ave., Seattle (206-774-5387 or fredlindmanor.com).
Cool Season Gardening
TUE Gardening tips from Bill Thorness, local author of “The Cool Season Gardener,” 6 p.m. Tuesday, Greenwood Library, 8016 Greenwood Ave. N., Seattle; free (206-684-4086).
1, 2, 3 Grow a Garden
WED How to prepare, plot and maintain your edible garden, 6 p.m. Wednesday, Lake City Library, 12501 28th Ave. N.E., Seattle; free (206-684-7518).
WBCA Antique Bottle & Collectible Show
FRI-SAT Washington Bottle & Collectors Association Spring Show & Sale, old bottles, jars, glassware, insulators, advertising collectibles, breweriana, photos, pottery, 1-6 p.m. Friday, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, Kent Commons, 525 Fourth Ave. N., Kent; admission $5/Friday, free/Saturday (253-856-5000 or kentwa.gov/trade shows/ ).
NW Psychic Fair
SAT Metaphysical readers, intuitive professionals, palmistry, tarot, books, psychics, numerology, astrology, Reiki, pet communication, jewelry, vendors, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, Baymont Inn at Totem Lake, 12223 N.E. 116th St., Kirkland; free admission, fees for services vary (425-562-4777 or www.nwpsychicfairs.com).
Pacific Northwest Vintage Watch & Clock Collectors
SAT Learn about your pocket watch, wristwatch, clocks from experts (no formal written appraisals), where you can get a vintage timepiece repaired, exhibits, sales area, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, Hotel Murano, 1320 Broadway Plaza, Tacoma; $10 (nawcc50.org/regional.html ).
Seattle Mineral Market
SAT-SUN Display and sale of minerals, gems, jewelry, crystals, quartz, native gold, topaz and other gemstones, rock hounding books, free minerals and activities for kids, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, Lake City Community Center, 12531 28th Ave. N.E., Seattle; free (206-362-4378 or seattlemineralmarket.com/ ).
Stamp and Paper Arts Festival
SAT-SUN Sale featuring art rubber stamps, car making, scrapbooking, paper crafts, 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 and Sunday, $6/Sunday only (253-841-5045 or www.heirloompro.com ).
Atlantic Salmon Fly International
SAT-SUN International Celebration of the Art and Passion of the Atlantic Salmon Fly, 50 of the world’s greatest tyers from 14 countries to demonstrate and share knowledge on tying, hook maker demonstrations, dyemasters teaching the craft of colors, seminars, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, Renton Pavilion Event Center, 233 Burnett Ave. S., Renton; $25 (www.asfi-expo.com).
Northwest Driftwood Artists Show
SAT-SUN Pieces by 110 artists on display, 10 a.m. Saturday-Sunday, Country Village, 23732 Bothell-Everett Highway, Bothell; free (425-483-2250 or www.northwestdriftwoodartists.org ).
Museum Week: Innovations in Global Health
FRI -MAY 23 Showcase of innovations used to solve global challenges, including water filters and coolers, prototype toilets, tours available 2-5 p.m. Friday-Saturday and Tuesday-May 23, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Visitor Center, 440 Fifth Ave. N., Seattle; free, preregister (206-709-3100 or gates.ly/museumweek ).
Museum Week Northwest
FRI-MAY 23 In celebration of Museum Week NW, buy-one-get-one-free admission, noon-4 p.m. Friday-Sunday and May 21-23, White River Valley Museum, 918 H St. S.E., Auburn; $2-$5 (253-288-7439 or wrvmuseum.org/events.html).
Armed Forces Day, Museum of Flight
SAT Armed Forces flag ceremony, 1 p.m.; “Stories of Courage” program, 2-4 p.m.; showing of the movie “4-4-43,” the adventure of the only large-scale escape of World War II prisoners of war in the Pacific during World War II, followed by discussion with writer of the movie, 4 p.m.; showing of the movie “Honor Flight” documentary about World War II veterans’ trip to Washington, D.C. to visit the memorial built in their honor, 6 p.m. Saturday, Museum of Flight, 9404 E. Marginal Way S., Seattle; $11-$19/museum admission; reservations required for "Honor Flight" movie only, hosted by Providence Hospice of Seattle, 206-320-4000 (206-764-5720 or www.museumofflight.org).
Free Day, the Wing
SAT Free admission for all, 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Saturday, Wing Luke Museum of the Asian Pacific American Experience, 719 S. King St., Seattle (206-623-5124 or wingluke.org ).
Seattle Asian Art Museum Deco Day
SAT Five speakers explore Deco style in Japanese, European and American forms, 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Saturday; in conjunction with special exhibition “Deco Japan: Shaping Art & Culture, 1920-1945” on view through Oct. 19, Seattle Asian Art Museum, 1400 E. Prospect St., Seattle; $18 (206-654-3100 or www.seattleartmuseum.org ).
“Spectacle: The Music Video”
SAT Opening day of the first museum exhibition to celebrate the art and history of the music video, from 1940s and ’50s to stars of MTV and productions of today; 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, EMP Museum, 325 Fifth Ave. N., Seattle; $12-$20 (206-770-2700 or www.empmuseum.org).
Film Documentary Debut
SAT Debut of documentary film “Usual and Accustomed Places,” the history of Native American fishing rights in the Northwest, 3 p.m. Saturday, Shoreline Library, 345 N.E. 175th St., Shoreline; free (206-542-7111 or www.shorelinehistoricalmuseum.org ).
Queen Victoria’s Birthday
SAT Dance and celebrate with dozens of re-enactors mark the birthday of Queen Victoria, with cannon salutes, musket volleys, birthday toasts, children’s games, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, Fort Nisqually Living History Museum, 5400 N. Pearl St., Tacoma; $5-$8 (253-591-5339 or www.fortnisqually.org).
Princess Angeline Film Screening
TUE The story of Princess Angeline, daughter of Chief Seattle, and the story of the Duwamish and their struggle for tribal recognition, 1 p.m. Tuesday, Duwamish Longhouse & Cultural Center, 4705 W. Marginal Way S.W., Seattle; free (206-431-1582 or www.brownpapertickets.com/event/622409).
Black Soldiers of the Civil War and their Washington Connection
WED Presentation as part of Civil War Pathways in the Pacific Northwest exhibition, noon Wednesday, Washington State History Museum, 1911 Pacific Ave., Tacoma; $7-$9.50 (253-272-9747 or www.washingtonhistory.org ).
Welcome to Native Seattle
MAY 22 Tour the Duwamish Longhouse with Chief Seattle’s Great-Great-Great-Grand Niece. Cecile Hansen, Duwamish Tribal Chairwoman, 1 p.m. May 22, Duwamish Longhouse & Cultural Center, 4705 W. Marginal Way S.W., Seattle; $3 admission/2 people. (206-431-1582 or www.brownpapertickets.com/event/623054 ).
Seattle Canoe and Kayak Club Open House
SAT Meet members and coaches of the sprint paddling community, bring a change of clothes and try out a sprint boat; for ages 10-17, 10 a.m.-noon; grilled hot dogs, noon-4 p.m.; for adults and para-athletes, 1-3 p.m. Saturday, Green Lake Small Craft Center, 5900 Green Lake Way N., Seattle; free (206-684-4074 or www.seattlecanoeclub.org/ ).
Dragon boat paddling
ONGOING Join paddling crew for introduction to dragon boating, all equipment provided, no experience or reservations needed, for ages 18 and older and ages 12 and older with parent, 8 a.m. Saturdays, 3 p.m. Sundays, 6 p.m. Mondays, Wednesdays, next to Kenmore Air, 950 Westlake Ave. N., Seattle; free (206-715-7066 or www.seattleflyingdragons.org ).
Full Moon in the Forest
SAT Experience the park like a nocturnal animal, for ages 8 and older, children accompanied by adult, 8 p.m. Friday, Lincoln Park, 8011 Fauntleroy Way S.W., Seattle, meet at north parking lot; $5/person, preregister (206-386-4236).
Friends of Seattle Olmsted Park Tour
SAT Walking tour of Olmsted designed parks to showcase the rich of the Olmsted contribution to Seattle open spaces, 10 a.m. Saturday, Schmitz Park, Southwest Stevens Street and 58th Avenue Southwest, Seattle; free, no registration needed (206-719-7062 or seattleolmsted.org ).
Lincoln Park at Dark
SAT Learn about, look for and hoot for owls, see stars if it’s clear; check website for possible rain cancellation, 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Lincoln Park, 8011 Fauntleroy Way S.W., Seattle; $10-$15 (206-932-7225 or stewardshipadventures.com/ ).
Kite Day at Pt. Robinson Lighthouse Park
SAT Bring kites, kites and food available for purchase, tours of lighthouse, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, Point Robinson Lighthouse, S.W. Point Robinson Road, Vashon Island; free (206-463-6672 or vashonparkdistrict.org).
Exploring Tidepool Life
SAT-SUN Search for sealife with a naturalist at low tide, wear shoes that can get wet, 12:30-2 p.m. Saturday, 1:15-2:45 p.m. Sunday, Carkeek Park Beach, 950 N.W. Carkeek Park Road, Seattle; meet at the kisok next to the bridge over the railroad tracks in the beach parking lot; free (206-386-4236 or www.seattle.gov/parks ).
SAT-SUN Search for sealife with a naturalist at low tide, wear shoes that can get wet; due to long walk and rocky beach, for ages 6 and older, children accompanied by adult, noon-2 p.m. Saturday, 12:15-2:45 p.m. Sunday, Discovery Park, 3801 W. Government Way, Seattle; free (206-386-4236 or www.seattle.gov/parks ).
SAT-SUN Search for sealife with a naturalist at low tide, wear shoes for wet, slippery surfaces, for ages 3 and older, children accompanied by adult, 12:30-2 p.m. Saturday, 1:15-2:45 p.m. Sunday, Me-Kwa-Mooks Beach, 4503 Beach Dr. S.W., Seattle; free (206-386-4236 or www.seattle.gov/parks ).
Wild Waves Theme Park
SAT-SUN Thrill rides, kiddie rides, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, Wild Waves Theme Park, 36201 Enchanted Parkway S., Federal Way; $9.99/person, parking $10-$20 (253-661-8000 or www.wildwaves.com).
SUN Monthly event with harnesses, helmets and instruction to climb a 110-foot-tall red oak in the Northeast corner the park, for all ages 5 and older to ascend up to 60 feet in the tree, on the hour noon-4 p.m. Sunday, Volunteer Park, 1247 15th Ave. E., Seattle; $25, preregister, walk-in if space available (774-270-2762 or www.canopyclimber.com ).
Arboretum Flower Power
SUN Casual walking tour featuring flowering plants in blossom, 1 p.m. Sunday, Graham Visitor Center, 2300 Arboretum Dr. East, Seattle; free (206-543-8800 or www.uwbotanicgardens.org ).
Science Night: Science Experiments for Adults
FRI Hands-on experiments for adults, live music, science show, create take home science projects, 8 p.m. Friday, Blue Moon Tavern, 712 N.E. 45th St., Seattle; $10 (323-379-3607 or bluemoonseattle.wordpress.com/).
Third Place Commons
FRI-SAT Marketstreet Dixieland Jazz Band, 7:30 p.m. Friday; Sophisticated Swing, 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Third Place Commons, 17171 Bothell Way N.E., Lake Forest Park (www.thirdplacebooks.com).
Seattle Symphony Community Concert
SUN Free performance, 10 a.m. Sunday, Fisher Pavilion, Seattle Center, Seattle (206-684-7200 or www.seattlecenter.com).
Stars on Ice
SUN U.S. figure skating champions and top Olympic medal contenders, 4 p.m. Sunday, KeyArena, 305 Harrison St., Seattle; $25-$145 (www.starsonice.com ).
Live 100th Taping of Peculiar Podcast with Pat Cashman & Lisa Foster
SUN Seattle radio personalities live taping, noon Sunday, Third Place Commons, 17171 Bothell Way N.E., Lake Forest Park; free (peculiarpodcast.com/live-taping-may-18th/).
Seattle’s Most Talented talent show
TUE Youth to express their voice through the arts, academics, and service, theme “World Champs of Seattle” honoring Superbowl Seahawk Champions and with Seattle youths; benefits teen-supportive, Seattle-based nonprofits, 7 p.m. Tuesday, Seattle University Pigott Auditorium, 1016 E. Marion St., Seattle; $5-$15 ( seattlesmosttalented.com/)
Street Scramble Ballard
SAT Find as many as you can of 30 checkpoints marked on a map in 90 minutes or 3 hours, walk, run, or bike, to coincide with 17th Day of May festival, 9:30 a.m. Saturday, Nordic Heritage Museum, 3014 N.W. 67th St., Seattle; $5-$24 (streetscramble.com/content/ballard-street-scramble).
JAGS Community 5K run/walk
SAT Run/walk hosted by the Silver Firs Elementary PTA; strollers welcome, no dogs, 9 a.m. Saturday, Willis D. Tucker Park, 6705 Puget Park Drive, Snohomish; $35/person, $85/family (silverfirspta.com/).
West Seattle 5K Run/Walk
SUN Scenic view of the Puget Sound and the city skyline on fast, flat Alki Beach run/walk sponsored by West Seattle High School PTSA, 9:20 a.m. Sunday, Alki Bathhouse Studio, 1702 Alki Ave S.W., Seattle; $25-$40 (wetseattle5k.com).
Book sale, Maple Valley
FRI-SAT Bargain books, CDs, DVDs to benefit library programs, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Maple Valley Library, 21844 S.E. 248th St., Maple Valley (425-432-4620).
Greenwood-Phinney Garage Sale Day
SAT Communitywide event, more than 100 yard sales plus flea market, tool sale, and electronics and CFL light bulb recycling, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, Phinney Neighborhood Center, 6532 Phinney Ave. N., Seattle (206-783-2244 or phinneycenter.org/garagesale ).
Life jacket sales
SAT Seattle Parks and Recreation low cost life jackets, $20 infant/youth sizes, $30 adult, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, Evans Pool, 7201 E. Green Lake Dr. N., Seattle (206-684-4961 or seattle.gov/parks).
Put on Purple on Pier 57
FRI Celebrate with regional lupus community and friends, Seattle Great Wheel glowing purple for lupus awareness, wear purple to enter most awesome purple outfit competition, speakers, activities, music, by the Lupus Foundation of America, Pacific Northwest Chapter and Sisters Against Lupus, 6:30 p.m. Friday, Pier 57, 1031 Alaskan Way, Seattle; free (877-774-2992 or lupuspnw.org).
Seattle Central Library 10th Anniversary Celebration
FRI-MAY 23 Rock for all ages with Harry and the Potters, 7 p.m. Friday; music for ages 6 and younger with Caspar Babypants, 10:30 a.m. Saturday; “Authors Gone Wild: A Celebration of Bookish Proportions” music, entertainment, performances, author readings by Seattle7Writers and the band The Rejections, 7 p.m. Saturday; panel discussion, “Building the Central Library,” 7 p.m. May 22; 10-year anniversary celebration with music, free cupcakes, commemorative items, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. May 23, Seattle Central Library, 1000 Fourth Ave., Seattle (206-386-4636 or spl.org/central ).
Girls Can Do
SAT Listen to and ask questions of nine women sharing their stories and secrets for success, including a NASA engineer, TV news anchor, high-tech CEO, professional skier, artist, lawyer and diversity specialist, all welcome, noon Saturday, Benaroya Hall, 200 University St., Seattle; free, preregister (www.girls-can-do.com ).
Seattle Branch, AAUW
SAT Guest speaker Victoria Gilleland of Cottage Garden Designs discussion: “Garden Color-It’s Not Just About the Flowers,” brunch. annual meeting of AAUW (American Association of University Women) to advance equity for women and girls; nonmembers welcome, 9:30 a.m. Saturday, Best Western Executive Inn, 200 Taylor Ave. N., Seattle; $15 (206-390-8454 or aauw-seattle.org ).
Seattle Central Library 10th Anniversary Celebration
FRI-MAY 23 Rock for all ages with Harry and the Potters, 7 p.m. Friday; music for ages 6 and younger with Caspar Babypants, 10:30 a.m. Saturday; “Authors Gone Wild: A Celebration of Bookish Proportions” music, entertainment, performances, author readings by Seattle7Writers and the band The Rejections, 7 p.m. Saturday; panel discussion, “Building the Central Library,” 7 p.m. May 22; 10-year anniversary celebration with music, free cupcakes, commemorative items, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. May 23, Seattle Central Library, 1000 Fourth Ave., Seattle (206-386-4636 or www.spl.org/central ).
Healthiest Best Fair
SAT Meet staff, resources for health and well-being, interactive all-ages events, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday; complimentary biometric health screenings, 8-11 a.m. by appointment, Evergreen Hospital Medical Center, 12040 N.E. 128th, Kirkland; free (425-899-3000 or www.evergreenhealth.com/).
Camlann Medieval Village
SAT-SUN Low-key portrayal of life in a medieval English village with craft demonstrations, noon-5 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, Camlann Medieval Village, 10320 Kelly Road N.E., Carnation; $5, cash only (425-788-8624 or www.camlann.org).
Phantom Lake Bath and Tennis Club
ONGOING Opening Saturday for the season, individual and group lesson in swimming and tennis and open to club members and the public, Phantom Lake Bath and Tennis Club, 15810 S.E. 24th St., Bellevue; $30-$110 (425-747-0260 or phantomlakeclub.org ).
NOAA Open House
FRI Part of the Seattle Maritime Festival, explore the work NOAA in Seattle does to support the maritime industry through weather forecasting, healthy ecosystems, safe waterways, protecting our coasts, and observing our planet, with tours, hands-on activities, movies, meet NOAA scientists, noon Friday, NOAA (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration), 7600 Sand Point Way N.E., Seattle; free (www.wrc.noaa.gov/OpenHouse.htm ).
Seattle Architecture Foundation
FRI-SAT Walking tours; Design Details, architectural adornments and embellishments includes Chinese Room and Observation Deck at Smith Tower, 10 a.m. Friday; Art Deco Skyscrapers of the 1920s, 10 a.m. Saturday; Architecture 101, 10 a.m. May 23, Seattle Architecture Foundation, 1333 Fifth Ave, Rainier Square Atrium, Seattle; $15-$25 (800-838-3006 or www.seattlearchitecture.org).
Hidden Spaces/Public Places
SAT Seattle Architecture Foundation walking tour of downtown hidden treasures including parks, plazas and open spaces, 10 a.m. Saturday, City Centre, 1420 Fifth Ave., Seattle; $15-$25 (800-838-3006 or www.seattlearchitecture.org ).
Queen Anne: The Evolution of an Urban Neighborhood
SAT Seattle Architecture Foundation history and architecture walking tours, 10 and 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Queen Anne Condominiums, 1401 Fifth Ave. W., Seattle; $15-$25 (800-838-3006 or www.seattlearchitecture.org).
South Lake Union: Extreme Makeover
SAT Seattle Architecture Foundation walking tour of South Lake Union history, 10 a.m. Saturday, MOHAI, 860 Terry Ave. N., Seattle; $15-$25 (800-838-3006 or www.seattlearchitecture.org).
Issaquah Valley Trolley
SAT-SUN One-mile round-trip ride on vintage trolley, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. on the half-hour, weather permitting, Saturdays-Sundays through Sept., Issaquah Depot, 150 First Ave. N.E., Issaquah; $3, ages 5 and younger free (www.issaquahhistory.org/issaquah-valley-trolley).
Old Redmond Historic Walking Tour
SUN Redmond Historical Society walking tour with stories of local history; rain cancels, 1 p.m. Sunday, Justice White House, 7730 Leary Way, Redmond; $10, preregistration required (425-885-2919 or www.redmondhistoricalsociety.org).
SAT Informal gathering of women to discuss their travel experiences, 9 a.m. Saturday, Wide World Books & Maps, 4411 Wallingford Ave. N., Seattle; free (206-634-3453 or wideworldtravelstore.com ).
SAT Packing like a savvy traveler, 10 a.m. Saturday, Savvy Traveler, 112 Fifth Ave. S., Edmonds; $5, preregister (425-744-6076 or www.savvytravelerstore.com ).
Rick Steves’ Europe
SAT Travel class; Paris, 10 a.m. Saturday, Edmonds Theater, 415 Main St., Edmonds; free, reservations required (425-771-8303 or www.ricksteves.com ).
MAY 22 Tips to plan trip to experience Italy, 7 p.m. May 22, Bellevue Library, 1111 110th Ave. N.E., Bellevue; free (452-450-1765 or kcls.org ).
Spring Into Bed
SAT Help Seattle Tilth build a food garden for low-income families, followed by celebration with food, music, 9 a.m. Saturday, Crown Hill Park, 9220 14th Ave. N.W., Seattle; preregister (justgarden.org ).
Harbor WildWatch Volunteer Training
SAT-SUN No experience necessary, must be age 13 and older, 9 a.m. Saturday-Sunday, Penrose Point State Park, 321 158th Ave., Lake Bay; $30 (253-514-0187 or harborwildwatch.org ).
Downtown Volunteer Fair
SUN Representatives of 40 charities and agencies that serve poor, homeless, hungry people and special needs available to meet one-on-one, 1-4 p.m. Sunday, Christ Our Hope Catholic Church, 1902 Second Ave., Seattle (seattlevolunteerfair.splashthat.com/).
Poulsbo Viking Fest Walk
SUN Kitsap Volkssporters 10K (6.2 miles) or 5K walk on sidewalks, park paths and boardwalks, start anytime 9 a.m.-1 p.m., finish by 4 p.m. Sunday, Waterfront Park, Poulsbo; free (home.comcast.net/~kitsapvolkssporters/site/).