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Community calendar: festivals, fairs and more
A detailed, categorized calendar of events all over Seattle and Western Washington, May 23-29, 2014.
Seattle Times staff
Seattle Pug Gala
SAT Pug races, costume contest, talent contest, Parade of Rescue Pugs, auction, raffle, proceeds benefit Seattle Pug Rescue, 11 a.m. Saturday, Evergreen State Fairgrounds, 14405 179th Ave. S.E., Monroe; $5-$10 (seattlepugs.com).
Cougar Mountain Zoo
SUN Celebration of Zoo cougars’ third birthday, 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Cougar Mountain Zoo, 19525 S.E. 54th St., Issaquah; $9-$12.50 (425-391-5508 or cougarmountainzoo.org).
SUN Display of rare and exotic automobiles, food trucks, wine available, noon-4 p.m. Sunday, Chateau Ste. Michelle, 14111 N.E. 145th Street, Woodinville; free, 425-488-1133 or ste-michelle.com.
Lucky Collector Car Auction Spring Classic
PLAN AHEAD Selection of 30 motorcycles and 100 historic, collector, classic, custom, sports and muscle cars. preview noon-5 p.m., auction 6 p.m. May 30; open 9 a.m., auction 10:30 a.m. May 31, Marymount Event Center, 325 152nd St. E., Tacoma; free (206-467-6531 or luckyoldcar.com).
Trying For Troops Indoor ’Try-athlon’
MON Ten-minute swim, spin bike, and treadmill intervals to benefit Wounded Warrior Project, 8 a.m. Monday, Seattle University Connolly Center, 900 Broadway, Seattle; $30-$35 (trying4troops.org).
Preterm Birth Tiny Footprints Dinner/Auction
PLAN AHEAD Dinner, auction to raise awareness of preterm birth and funds for medical research, hosted by Tiny Footprints Guild of Seattle, 6 p.m. May 30, Seattle Golf Club; $70, by reservation (206-987-2153 or tinyfootprintsguild.com ).
Susan G. Komen Puget Sound Race for the Cure
PLAN AHEAD Kids’ Race, women-only 5K run, coed 5K run/walk, one mile walk, survivor parade to raise funds and awareness to fight breast cancer; 8 a.m. June 1, Seattle Center; $15-$50, fundraising suggested (komenpugetsound.org ).
Pedal for the Valley
SAT Thirty-five mile ride for 100 riders, proceeds support Snoqualmie Valley Preservation Alliance, 9 a.m. Saturday, Jubilee Farm, Carnation; suggested minimum donation $100 (svpa.us/ride).
7 Hills of Kirkland
MON Seven Hill (40 miles), Metric Century (60 miles), or challenging Century (100 miles) routes, proceeds benefit Kirkland Interfaith Transitions in Housing (KITH) programs, 6:30 a.m. Monday, Marina Park, 25 Lake Shore Plaza, Kirkland; $50-$60 (425-576-9531 or 7hillskirkland.org ).
Flying Wheels Summer Century
PLAN AHEAD Cascade Bicycle Club rural ride, 25 mile loop or hilly 45, 64 and 100 mile loops, finish line festival, 8 a.m. May 31, Marymoor Velodrome, Redmond; $10-$60 (cascade.org ).
Spy on the Heritage Park Bald Eagles
SUN Eastside Audubon members provide information and viewing scopes for close views of the massive nest and the eagles feeing their young, 9 a.m. Sunday, Heritage Park, Waverly Way at Market Street, Kirkland; free (425-576-8805 or eastsideaudubon.org/).
SAT Hustle dance lesson, 7 p.m., dance to music from the ’70s and ’80s, for all ages, 8 p.m. Saturday, The Hayloft Dance Hall, 15320 35th Ave. W., Lynnwood; $15/lesson and dance, $12/dance only (hayloftdance.com).
Swing at the Barn
SAT West Coast Swing dance lesson, 7 p.m., dance to swing, country, ballroom, music for ages 18 and older, 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 learn2dance4fun.com).
Lake City Contra Dance
MAY 29 Live band and caller, 8 p.m., beginner’s workshop 7:30 p.m. May 29, Lake City Community Center, 12531 28th Ave. N.E., Seattle; $9, students and first-time dancers free (seattledance.org/contra/lakecity ).
Northwest Folklife Festival
FRI-MON Music, dance, stories and art of the people of the Pacific Northwest, cultural focus India and Its People with Bollywood show, Indian Cinema, fashions of India; 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Friday, Saturday, Sunday, 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Monday, Seattle Center, Seattle; suggested donation $10/person or $20/family or group (206-684-7300 or nwfolklife.org ).
Kitsap Harbor Festival
SAT-SUN Entertainment, open air market, seagull calling contest, KidZone, military vehicle display, beer garden, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday; Kitsap Car Cruz, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Bremerton Marina, 707 Sidney Parkway, Port Orchard (kitsapharborfestival.org).
Children’s Day/Kodomo no Hi
MON Activities and performances celebrating the Japanese holiday to promote the happiness and healthy growth of children, noon-4 p.m. Monday, Seattle Japanese Garden, 1075 Lake Washington Blvd. E., Seattle; $5-$10, two children admitted free per paid adult admission (206-684-4725 or seattlejapanesegarden.org).
Ballard Summer Streets
MAY 29 City of Seattle and Cascade Bicycle Club street party celebrating biking and walking to cap off Bike to Work Month on streets closed to vehicles on parts of 22nd Avenue Northwest and Ballard Avenue Northwest, Seattle, 4-8 p.m. May 29 (seattle.gov/transportation/summer_ballard.htm ).
Edmonds Waterfront Festival
MAY 30-JUNE 1 Family festival with nautical theme, entertainment, kids’ activities and rides, classic yacht show on the water and land, beer/wine garden, dancing 3-10 p.m. May 30, 11 a.m.-10 p.m. May 31, 11 a.m.-7 p.m. June 1, Port of Edmonds Marina, 336 Admiral Way, Edmonds; $3, ages 12 and younger free (425-771-1744 or edmondswaterfrontfestival.com).`
Container Gardening With Edibles
SAT How to create edible container gardens tfor patio or balcony, 10 a.m. Saturday, Sunnyside Nursery, 3915 Sunnyside Blvd., Marysville; free (425-334-2002 or sunnysidenursery.net/classes.asp).
Memorial Day events
Coupeville Memorial Weekend Celebration
SAT Memorial Day Parade, U.S. Navy Marching Band, veterans, community floats, music, tractors, fire engines; followed by Remembrance Ceremony and musical salute to the Armed Services, town picnic with free hot dogs while supplies last, 11 a.m. Saturday, Coupeville, Whidbey Island (360-678-5434 or coupevillechamber.com ).
Memorial Day Weekend Trains Salute America’s Military
SAT-MON Northwest Railway Museum pays tribute to America’s servicemen and women special $5 fair on scenic train excursions aboard antique train to members of the military, active duty, guard, reserve, retired, with military ID, and their dependent family members, departing every 90 minutes starting 11 a.m. Saturday, Sunday, Monday, Northwest Railway Museum, 38625 SE King St, Snoqualmie; regular fare $10-$18 (425-888-3030 or TrainMuseum.org ).
Memorial Day, Evergreen Washelli
MON Volunteers place 5,000 flags in Veterans Section, all welcome, 7 a.m.; Commemorative Service, concert 1:30 p.m., ceremony, 2 p.m. Monday; guided tour of Veterans Memorial Cemetery to hear about the lives of Medal of Honor recipients there, 3:15 p.m. Monday, by reservation, Evergreen-Washelli Memorial Park, 11111 Aurora Ave. N., Seattle; $5 donation for flags requested for tour; other events free (206-362-5200 or washelli.com/events/).
Memorial Day Service, Acacia Memorial Park
MON Gather to remember and honor those who gave their all in service to our country, 11 a.m. Monday, Acacia Memorial Park, 14951 Bothell Way N.E., Seattle; free (206-362-5525 ).
Memorial Day, Museum of Flight
MON Music, program honoring military service; free museum admission for U.S. military and veterans, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Monday, Museum of Flight, 9404 E. Marginal Way S., Seattle; museum admission $11-$19 (206-764-5720 or www.museumofflight.org).
American Legion Memorial Day
MON Cathay Post #186 American Legion service to honor deceased American veterans, 4 p.m. Monday, Hing Hay Park, 409 Maynard Ave. S., Seattle (425-502-9225).
Memorial Day Program, Edmonds
MON Memorial Day celebration, bring your lawn chair, refreshments served, 11 a.m. Monday, Edmonds Memorial Cemetery, 820 15th St. S.W., Edmonds; free (425-771-4741 ).
MON Restored tanks, military vehicles and artillery weapons displays, driving and firing demonstrations, Puget Sound Military Vehicle Collectors Club parade, International Plastic Modelers Society Seattle Chapter display of military vehicle models, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday, Flying Heritage Collection, 3407 109th St SW, Everett; $10-$14 (877-342-3404 or www.flyingheritage.com).
Museum Week Northwest
FRI In celebration of Museum Week NW, buy-one-get-one-free admission, noon-4 p.m. Friday, White River Valley Museum, 918 H St. S.E., Auburn; $2-$5 (253-288-7439 or wrvmuseum.org/events.html ).
Museum Week, Pacific Science Center
FRI Mention “Museum Week Northwest” for buy one, get one free general admission, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday, Pacific Science Center, 200 Second Ave. N, Seattle; $10-$18 (206-443-2001 or pacificsciencecenter.org ).
Museum Week: Innovations in Global Health
FRI Showcase of innovations used to solve global challenges, including water filters and coolers, prototype toilets, tours available 2-5 p.m. Friday, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Visitor Center, 440 Fifth Ave. N., Seattle; free (206-709-3100 or gates.ly/museumweek ).
Museum Week, Foss Waterway Seaport
FRI Renovated maritime museum open for the season, buy one admission get one free 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Friday; regular hours 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Wednesdays through Saturdays, noon-4 p.m. Sundays, Foss Waterway Seaport, 705 Dock St., Tacoma; $5-$8 (253-272-2750 or fosswaterwayseaport.org).
Family Science Weekend
FRI-MON Hands-on activities for all ages, 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday-Monday, The Seattle Aquarium, 1483 Alaskan Way, Seattle; $14.95-$21.95 (206-386-4300 or seattleaquarium.org).
SAT Display of vintage unlimited hydroplanes and historical memorabilia, model hydro racing for kids, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday; auction of hydro memorabilia, noon Saturday, Hydroplane and Raceboat Museum, 5917 S. 196th St., Kent; free (206-764-9453 or www.hydromuseum.org ).
Crafts of the Past, Fort Nisqually
SAT-SUN Displays and demonstrations of crafts of the 1800s, early photography, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, Fort Nisqually Living History Museum, 5400 N. Pearl St., Tacoma; $4-$9 (253) 591-5339 or www.fortnisqually.org).
Dragon boat paddling
SAT-SUN 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, South Lake Union Park near Kenmore Air, 860 Terry Ave. N., Seattle; free (206-715-7066 or www.seattleflyingdragons.org).
Wine & Rhodies
SAT Woodland garden, wine, appetizers, 4 p.m. Saturday, Meerkerk Gardens, 3531 Meerkerk Lane, Greenbank; $15 (360-678-1912 or www.meerkerkgardens.org ).
Wild Waves Theme Park
SAT-MON Water park opening weekend, thrill rides, kiddie rides, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday-Monday, May 31-June 1, Wild Waves Theme Park, 36201 Enchanted Parkway S., Federal Way; $14.99-$19.99; parking $10-$20 (253-661-8000 or www.wildwaves.com ).
Seattle Water Spray Parks
SAT-SEPT. 1 Water spray parks open for the season Saturday, 11 a.m.-8 p.m. daily, Ballard Commons, Jefferson, John C. Little, Lower Judkins, Highland Park, Lake Union, Northacres, Pratt parks, Miller Community Center, Georgetown Playfield, Seattle (www.seattle.gov/parks).
Arboretum Flower Power
SUN Casual walking tour featuring flowering plants, 1 p.m. Sunday, Graham Visitor Center, 2300 Arboretum Dr. East, Seattle; free (206-543-8800 or www.uwbotanicgardens.org ).
Ranger Program: Wild Babies
SUN Discover some of the ways wild babies survive and thrive, 2 p.m. Sunday, Mercer Slough Environmental Education Center, 1625 118th Ave. S.E., Bellevue; free (425-452-2565 or www.bellevuewa.gov/mseec.htm).
Beach Naturalist program
TUE-MAY 31 Explore the beach at low tide with Seattle Aquarium naturalists, drop in 9:30-12:30 p.m. May 27, 9:30 a.m.-1 p.m. May 28-29, 10 a.m.-1:30 p.m. May 30, 11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. May 31; Carkeek Park, Golden Gardens, Constellation Park/South Alki, Lincoln Park, Seattle; Richmond Beach, Shoreline; Saltwater State Park, Des Moines; free (www.seattleaquarium.org ).
Third Place Commons
FRI-SAT James Bernhard Group blues fusion, 7:30 p.m. Friday; Groove Messengers rhythm and blues, 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Third Place Commons, 17171 Bothell Way N.E., Lake Forest Park (www.thirdplacebooks.com).
Underground Magic Extravaganza
SAT Walking tour through Seattle’s abandoned Underground, dinner, performance by Nate Jester, 6 p.m. Saturday, Doc Maynard’s, 601 First Ave., Seattle; $65 (206-682-4646 or bit.ly/1koymtu).
Gig Harbor Street Scramble
SAT Find as many checkpoints in 90 minutes or 3 hours on foot or by bike, solo or team of up to 5 people, with Harbor WildWatch live animal touch tanks and information, 10 a.m. Saturday, Skansie Brothers Park, 3207 Harborview Drive, Gig Harbor; free (streetscramble.com/content/gig-harbor-street-scramble).
Good Karma 5K
SUN Choose one of ten charities to benefit, 5K fun run or 4K walk, 9:30 a.m. Sunday, Seward Park, 5902 Lake Washington Blvd. S., Seattle; $35-$40 (www.goodkarma5k.com ).
Camp Gilead River Run 5K & Pancake Breakfast
MON All proceeds benefit camper scholarships, pancake breakfast and T-shirt included with registration, course mostly flat and paved on country roads, 9 a.m. Monday, Camp Gilead, 30919 N.E. Carnation Farm Road, Carnation; $25 (425-985-3326 or riverrun5k.com).
Karelian Bear Dog 5K
PLAN AHEAD 5K run/walk, proceeds benefit Dept. of Fish and Wildlife Karelian Bear Dogs program to help resolve human-bear conflicts, 9 a.m. May 31, Mill Creek City Hall, Mill Creek; $10-$35 (wdfw.wa.gov/kbd5k).
A Very Vintage Market
SAT Monthly flea market, 40 vendors with anything vintage, palm, tarot and numerology readings, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Lake City Community Center, 12531 28th Ave. N.E., Seattle (groovygirlfriends.com).
Basic Skating and Roller Derby Classes
TUE For men and women, military and nonmilitary to learn skating basics and roller derby, 7-8 p.m. Tuesdays and 6:30-8:30 p.m. Thursdays, May 27th-June 17th, JBLM AFC Arena, 2275 Ligget Ave., JBLM; free (www.castironskaters.com/101.htm).
Seattle Central Library 10th Anniversary Celebration
FRI Ten-year anniversary celebration with music, free cupcakes, commemorative items, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Friday, Seattle Central Library, 1000 Fourth Ave., Seattle (206-386-4636 or spl.org/central).
Evening with Neuroscience
FRI University of Washington neuroscientists discuss research, stories and myths, a brainy joke or two, questions and discussion ideas can be sent to the panel via the Evening with Neuroscience website, open to everyone, 7 p.m. Friday, Husky Union Building (HUB), Stevens Way at University of Washington, Seattle; free (greymattersjournal.com/EWN ).
SAT-MON Interactive experience with 50 animatronic dinosaurs, exhibit, craft activities, dinosaur rides and inflatables, 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Sunday-Monday, Washington State Fair Events Center, 110 Ninth Ave. S.W., Puyallup; $15-$24 (253-841-5045 or thefair.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 camlann.org ).
SAT-MON Opening for the season, outdoor, saltwater pool with giant tube slide, public swims, lessons, lap swims, water fitness, noon-7 p.m. Saturday, Sunday, Monday, May 31-June 1, June 7-8, daily June 14-Sept. 1, Lincoln Park, 8603 Fauntleroy Way S.W., Seattle; $3.75-$6.50 (206-684-7494 or seattle.gov/parks/aquatics/colman.htm).
Seattle Architecture Foundation
FRI Walking tours; Architecture 101, 10 a.m. Friday; Architecture’s Greatest Hits, 10 a.m. May 30, Seattle Architecture Foundation, 1333 Fifth Ave, Rainier Square Atrium, Seattle; $15-$25, advance purchase recommended (800-838-3006 or seattlearchitecture.org).
Purple and Gold
SAT Seattle Architecture Foundation walking tour of campus history and architecture, 10 a.m. Saturday, University of Washington campus, Seattle; $15-$25 (800-838-3006 or seattlearchitecture.org).
Issaquah Valley Trolley
SAT-SUN One-mile round-trip ride on vintage trolley, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturdays-Sundays on the half-hour, weather permitting, Issaquah Depot, 150 First Ave. N.E., Issaquah; $3, ages 5 and younger free (issaquahhistory.org).
Olde Town Mine History Hike
PLAN AHEAD Explore the mining history of downtown Issaquah, 10:30 a.m. May 31, Issaquah Depot Museum, Issaquah; $3-$5, preregister, space limited (425-392-3500 or www.issaquahhistory.org ).
SAT Help clear invasive plants, 10 a.m. Saturday, Juanita Bay Park, 2201 Market St., Kirkland; preregister (greenkirkland.org).
Seattle Stairway Walks
TUE Explore Seattle stairway walks with Cathy and Jake Jaramillo, authors of “Seattle Stairway Walks,” 7 p.m. Saturday, Des Moines Library, 21620 11th Ave. S., Des Moines (206-824-6066 or kcls.org).