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Food, opera, kites and cats | Community Corner

Community events for the weekend of Aug. 9-10, 2014, include A Taste of Edmonds, Seattle Opera Day at MOHAI, Seattle Chinese Garden Kite Festival and Catapalooza.


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A Taste of Edmonds

Food vendors, entertainment, arts and crafts vendors, pony rides and inflatable rides for kids, 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Saturday, 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Sunday, Civic Playfield, 310 Sixth Ave. N., Edmonds; $4, ages 12 and younger free; parking and free shuttle from Edmonds Woodway High School (atasteofedmonds.com).

Seattle Opera Day at MOHAI: Activities, performances, lectures and demonstrations on the colorful world of opera, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, MOHAI, 860 Terry Ave. N., Seattle; free admission to museum atrium during event (seattleopera.org/mohaiday).

Seattle Chinese Garden Kite Festival: Build and fly kites, activities for all ages, 2-6 p.m. Saturday, Seattle Chinese Garden, 6000 16th Ave. S.W., Seattle; free (206-934-5219 or www.seattlechinesegarden.org).

Catapalooza: Celebration of cats with activities for all ages, cat-adoption discounts including fees waived for first 25 kittens each day, hundreds of adoptable cats from nine organizations at discounted prices, cat-agility demos, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, Seattle Humane Society, 13212 S.E. Eastgate Way, Bellevue (425-641-0080 or www.seattlehumane.org).

PhinneyWood Summer Streets: Healthy activities, bike parades, yoga, music, art, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, Greenwood Avenue/Phinney Avenue from North 87th Street to North 67th Street, Seattle (www.seattle.gov/transportation/summerstreets.htm).

Auburn Days: Grand Parade, noon Saturday, Main Street; street dance, 7-10 p.m. Saturday; entertainment, vendors, 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Sunday; kids’ activities, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday-Sunday; Classic Car, Truck and Cycle Show, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday (www.auburndays.com).

Kirkland Summerfest: Music, art, food vendors, rides, Cardboard Boat Regatta, beer and wine garden, 11 a.m.-11 p.m. Saturday, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Sunday, Marina Park, 25 Lake Shore Plaza, Kirkland (www.kirklandsummerfest.com).

Madeline McKenzie: mmckenzie@seattletimes.com.



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