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Festivals and swimming | Community Corner

Community events for the weekend of June 21-22, 2014, include SAM Family Festival, Fremont Solstice Celebration, the Marysville Strawberry Festival and Meeker Days.


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SAM Family Festival

In celebration of “Modernism in the Pacific Northwest” exhibit, art making, tours for kids, performances, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, Seattle Art Museum, 1300 First Ave., Seattle; $12.50-$19.50, ages 12 and younger free (206-654-3137 or www.seattleartmuseum.org).

Fremont Solstice Celebration: Solstice Parade, 3 p.m. Saturday; Fair vendors, Art Car Blowout, beer gardens, entertainment, 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Saturday, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Sunday; Dog Parade, 2 p.m. Sunday, Fremont neighborhood, Seattle; free (fremontfair.org).

Seattle beaches: Open for the season, lifeguards on duty, swimming lessons available, noon-7 p.m. Mondays-Fridays, 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Saturdays-Sundays, weather permitting, beaches at Matthews, 9300 51st Ave. N.E.; Madison, 1900 43rd Ave. E.; Mount Baker, 2301 Lake Washington Blvd. S.; Seward, 5902 Lake Washington Blvd. S.; and West Green Lake, 7312 W. Green Lake Drive; East Green Lake, 7201 E. Green Lake Drive N.; Magnuson, Northeast 65th Street and Sand Point Way Northeast; Madrona, 853 Lake Washington Blvd.; and Pritchard Beach, 8400 55th Ave. S., Seattle Seattle (www.seattle.gov/parks/SummerGuide.htm).

Summer Solstice Pet Adopt-a-Thon: Half off pet-adoption fees, 11 a.m.-5 p.m., 25 percent off adoption fees 5-10 p.m. Saturday, Humane Society of Seattle/King County, 13212 S.E. Eastgate Way, Bellevue (425-641-0080 or www.seattlehumane.org).

Henry Moses Aquatic Center: Open for the season, outdoor leisure pool with wave machine, water spray play, water slides and six-lane lap pool; public swims, lessons, water exercise, daily, 1719 S.E. Maple Valley Highway, Renton; $3-$14 (425-430-6780 or rentonwa.gov/living).

Seattle Parks Jefferson Horticulture Open House: Tour greenhouse that grows plants for park and city landscapes, learn about heavy equipment, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, Parks Natural Resource Unit, Jefferson Park, 1600 S. Dakota St., Seattle (www.seattle.gov/parks/horticulture).

Marysville Strawberry Festival: Arts and crafts market in the Park, 10 a.m.-7:30 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday; car show 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday; carnival, 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday, kiddies parade, 6 p.m., grand parade followed by fireworks, 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Marysville (360-659-7664 or maryfest.com).

Meeker Days: Entertainment, vendors, kids’ activities, antique tractor display, dog lounge, 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday, downtown Puyallup (puyallupmainstreet.com).

Madeline McKenzie: mmckenzie@seattletimes.com.



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