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Community calendar: festivals, fairs and more

A detailed, categorized calendar of events all over Seattle and Western Washington, Aug. 22-28, 2014.


Seattle Times staff

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Animal events

Seattle Animal Shelter pet vaccination and license clinic

FRI Free rabies vaccination for dogs and cats with new or renewal pet license, 3-6 p.m. Friday, Seattle Animal Shelter, 2061 15th Ave. W., Seattle; one to two year license fees $20-$37 for spayed and neutered pets, $30-$69 for unaltered pets (seattleanimalshelter.org).

Vashon Sheepdog Classic

FRI-SUN More than 60 dogs daily compete herding sheep, fiber art demonstrations and sale, craft and food vendors, bring your own chair, binoculars; well-behaved, quiet, leashed dogs welcome, 7:30 a.m.-6 p.m. Friday-Sunday; Saturday Nite Field Party, meet dog handlers, music, spirits garden, 5:30 p.m.; Misty Isle Farms, Old Mill Road and Southwest 220th Street, Vashon; $8, ages 10 and younger free; shuttle bus available from ferry dock Saturday-Sunday, $2 each way (vashonsheepdogclassic.com).

Pit Bulls on Parade

SAT Adoptable pit bulls, demonstrations including agility, rally obedience and disc dog, free microchip for pit bulls, Canine Good Citizen testing (free for pit bulls and pit mixes, $10 for other breeds), hosted by BullsEye Dog Rescue, well-behaved, leashed dogs of all breeds welcome, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, Riverdog Canine Coaching, 1400 19th Ave. N.W., Issaquah; free (bullseyedogrescue.org).

Aquarium Workshop

SAT How to set up and keep a home aquarium all ages-event hosted by a mermaid, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, Petco, Issaquah, 975 N.W. Gilman Blvd., Issaquah; free (425-392-9664).

Wag ’n Walk

SUN Whidbey Animals’ Improvement Foundation celebration of adopting animals from shelters with dog games, vendors, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Sunday, Greenbank Farm, 765 E. Wonn Road, Greenbank, Whidbey Island County (360-331-6274 or www.waifanimals.org).

Raptors on the Wing

WED Learn about raptors, meet a golden eagle, owls, hawks, 7 p.m. Wednesday, Northwest Stream Center, 600 128th St. S.E., McCollum Park, Everett; $7-$10 by reservation (425-316-8592 or streamkeeper.org).

Benefits

Salaam Cultural Museum Benefit Dinner

SAT Raising funds for the Malki-Salaam Children’s Center for displaced Syrian children, 6 p.m. Saturday, Salaam Cultural Museum, 3806 Whitman Ave. N., Seattle; $75 (206-545-7307 or eventbrite.com/).

Ace Out Hunger

SAT Free tennis lessons in exchange of canned food, Cardio Tennis, 10 & under Tennis, Tennis 101 for people of all ages and abilities, noon Saturday, Forest Crest Athletic Club, 4901 238th St. S.W., Mountlake Terrace (425-774-0014 or www.aceouthunger.com).

La Conner Rotary Harvesting Hope for Literacy

SAT Dinner, auction supports literacy locally and internationally, 5:30 p.m. Saturday, Maple Hall, 108 Commercial Ave., La Conner; $75 (www.harvestinghopeauction.org).

Alki Beach 5k Walk & Run

SUN All ages walk and run, proceeds benefit breast-cancer charity, 9 a.m. Sunday, Alki Beach Park, 1702 Alki Ave. S.W., Seattle; $35-$40 (206-215-2888 or alkibeachrun.com).

Seattle UNCF Walk, Run, Bike for Education

PLAN AHEAD Walk to help students get to and through college, 5K walk/run and 10K bike, 8:30 a.ml, fitness challenge, kids bike safety rodeo, hamburger barbecue cook-off ($25-$50 to compete), 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Aug. 30, Pratt Park, Seattle; free, minimum $25 donation suggested (give.uncf.org).

Biking

Gigantic Bicycle Festival

FRI-SUN Summer celebration of bicycle culture featuring live music, hand-built bicycles, visual and performance art, film, comedy, guest speakers, sculpture, interactive installations, 8-10 p.m. Friday, gates open 11 a.m. Saturday, close 7 p.m. Sunday, Centennial Fields, 39903 S.E. Park St., Snoqualmie; $30/weekend pass; $40/weekend pass with camp site, $15/per day Saturday or Sunday, ages 12 and younger free; Gigantic Century and 77 mile rides from Magnuson Park, Seattle to the festival, 6:30 a.m. Saturday, $90 (giganticbicyclefestival.org/).

Saturday group rides

SAT All welcome, 15-20 mph pace rides, 36 mile West Seattle route, 8 a.m. Saturday, Cascade Bicycle Studio, 180 N. Canal St., Seattle (cascadebicyclestudio.com).

Bicycle Sunday

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/).

Washington Women of Cross Cyclocross Festival

SUN Washington Women of Cyclocross race and festival, off-road bike racing.women-specific cyclocross event, short races on courses that include obstacles, mud pits, steep “run ups” and other hindrances, family activities and “kiddical mass, ”men’s race, women’s skills clinics for beginners and intermediate experience levels, yoga in the park, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday, Saint Edward State Park, 14445 Juanita Drive N.E., Kenmore; $10-$35 (womencx.com).

Dance

Seattle Thrillers

SUN Rehearsal to learn Michael Jackson’s “Thriller” dance to participate in the Oct. 25 Worldwide Thriller Performance, 1-3 p.m. Sunday, Artspace Hiawatha Lofts, 843 Hiawatha Pl. S., Seattle; free, donations for Alzheimer’s Association collected (seattlethrillers.com).

Swing dance

SUN Historical background, demonstration and basic swing dance lesson, 5 p.m. Sunday, Bellevue Library, 1111 110th Ave. N.E., Bellevue; free (425-450-1765 or www.kcls.org/fitness).

Dancing Til Dusk Ball Blanc

AUG. 28 Outdoor dancing for all, beginners’ lesson first hour; finale Ball Blanc waltz, swing, fox trot, polka, wear something white, 6-9:30 p.m. Aug. 28, Olympic Sculpture Park, Broad Street and Elliott Avenue, Seattle; free; rain cancels (206-264-5646 or danceforjoy.biz).

Fairs/Festivals

SAM Remix

FRI Party with live music, performances, speakers, dancing, 8 p.m. Friday, Olympic Sculpture Park, Broad Street and Elliott Avenue, Seattle; $12-$25 (206-654-3100 or www.seattleartmuseum.org).

Evergreen State Fair

FRI-SEPT. 1 Horse shows, 4H animals, exhibits, demonstrations, carnival rides, contests, vendors, concerts, food, 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Friday through Aug. 31, 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Sept. 1; rodeo, 7 p.m. Aug. 29, 30, 31; Evergreen State Fairgrounds, 14405 179th Ave. S.E., Monroe; $5-$10 (360-805-6700 or www.evergreenfair.org).

Ferndale Street Festival

FRI-SAT Beer and wine tent, 6-11:30 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m.-11:30 p.m. Saturday; live music and street dance, 8-11 p.m. Friday; car show, food vendors, kids’ activities, vendors, 10 a.m.-11:30 p.m. Saturday, downtown Ferndale (www.ferndalestreetfestival.com).

Duwamish River Festival

SAT Celebration of diversity and the cleanup and restoration of Seattle’s only river, all ages activities, arts, culture and entertainment, boat rides, noon-4 p.m. Saturday, Duwamish Waterway Park, 7900 10th Ave. S., Seattle; free (206-251-2038 or duwamishcleanup.org).

Cambodian Cultural Celebration

SAT Local Cambodian communities host performances of traditional music, dance, skits, drumming; displays, demonstrations for all ages, food vendor, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Saltwater State Park, 25205 Eighth Pl. S., Des Moines; free; Discover Pass required for vehicle access (parks.wa.gov/calendar.aspx).

Out(side) rageous Family Day at Bloedel Reserve

SAT Music by Johnny Bregar and Recess Monkey, activities led by Islandwood, KiDiMu, B.I.M.A., West Sound Wildlife Shelter, Boys & Girls Club of Bainbridge Island, bring a picnic, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, The Bloedel Reserve, 7571 Dolphin Drive N.E., Bainbridge Island; $10, kids free (206-842-7631 or bloedelreserve.org/).

Tibet Fest

SAT-SUN Arts and crafts, performances, children’s activities, traditional foods, marketplace, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, Seattle Center Armory, Seattle (206-684-7200 or seattlecenter.com).

Camlann Medieval Village Festival

SAT-SUN Medieval English village theatre, knightly combat, puppetry, crafts, archery, minstrels, Scribe’s Shop books, pottery and wares, Clothier Shop medieval clothing and accessories available for rental, noon-5 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, Camlann Medieval Village, 10320 Kelly Road N.E., Carnation; $6-$10, cash or checks only (425-788-8624 or www.camlann.org).

Vintage Motorcycle Festival

SAT-SUN Hundreds of classic motorcycles displayed, vendors, swap meet, used bike sales, free seminars on restoration and touring, trial rider demonstrations, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday; LeMay — America’s Car Museum, 2702 East D St., Tacoma; $20 (312-952-3102 or vintagemotorcyclefestival.com).

Celebrate Little Saigon

SUN Vietnamese culture, food, community with entertainment, carnival games, cream puff and pho eating contests, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Sunday, 12th Avenue and South Jackson Street, Seattle (friendsoflittlesaigon.org/).

Bumbershoot

PLAN AHEAD Music, dance, theater, film, literary art, visual art, comedy, kids’ activities, 11 a.m.-11 p.m. Aug. 30-Sept. 1, Seattle Center, Seattle; $62-$70/day, ages 10 and younger free (bumbershoot.org).

Food events

Ice Cream-O-Rama

SAT Ice cream, food, and music, $1 bites, beer garden, petting zoo, music by The Not-Its! and The Harmonica Pocket, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, Snoqualmie Ice Cream, 21106 86th Ave. S.E., Snohomish (snoqualmieicecream.com).

Summer Stroll Wine and Spirits Walk

SAT Bring your own glass, samples from ten local wineries and distilleries at shops, proceeds benefit Greater Bothell Chamber of Commerce, 5 p.m. Saturday, Country Village, 23732 Bothell-Everett Highway, Bothell; $20-$25 (425-485-4353 or www.bothellchamber.biz).

Table to Farm Summer Dinner Series

SAT Sno-Valley Tilth benefit, farm tour, dinner with local ingredients, wine; 4:30 p.m. Saturday, Stuart Landing Farms, Carnation; $95, by reservation (425-270-8469 or www.snovalleytilth.org/table-to-farm-summer-dinner-series/).

Gardening

Bearded Iris Sale

SAT Many varieties, expert advice available, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Crossroads Bellevue, 15600 N.E. Eighth St., Bellevue; (206-683-9665 or www.kcis.org).

Puget Sound Dahlia Association Show

SAT-SUN Display of prizewinning dahlia blooms from amateur and professional dahlia growers, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, Sky Nursery, 18528 Aurora Ave. N., Shoreline (206-546-4851 or www.skynursery.com).

Gardening for apartment and condo dwellers

WED Expert advice from Seattle Tilth; fall and winter gardening in containers, 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, Victor Steinbrueck Park, 2001 Western Ave., Seattle; free, preregister (www.seattletilth.org).

Hiking

Northwest Hiking Weekend

FRI-SUN Volkssport events in a variety of routes and lengths, start 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Friday-Saturday, 8-10 a.m. Sunday, Crystal Mountain (fourplushikers.org).

Museum events

Beatles Week at Seattle Center

FRI-SAT Celebrating the 50th anniversary of the first Beatles concert in Seattle; International Fountain synchronized to Beatles tunes, Friday-Saturday; Beatles Laser Show, Friday-Saturday, Pacific Science Center; Beatles-themed children’s activities, 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Seattle Children’s Museum, Seattle Center Armory, Seattle; $7-$8.25 (206-441-1768 or seattlecenter.com/beatles).

Family Science Fest

SAT All ages activities, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, Museum of Flight, 9404 E. Marginal Way S., Seattle; $11-$19 (206-764-5720 or museumofflight.org).

Family Workshop at America’s Car Museum

SAT Build, tinker, and learn together as you explore the world of cars, you and your child, grandchild, or family design, create or explore cool car concepts, 11 a.m. Saturday, LeMay — America’s Car Museum, 2702 East D St., Tacoma; $5-$8 (253-683-3973 or lemaymuseum.org).

Flying Heritage Collection Battle of Britain Day

SAT Starring the Hawker Mk. XII Hurricane and the Supermarine Spitfire VC. planes flying at noon, historical presentation 11 a.m.; flights subject to weather conditions, pilot availability, and mechanical condition of the aircraft; activities, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, Flying Heritage Collection, 3407 109th St. S.W., Everett; $10-$14 (877-342-3404 or flyingheritage.com).

Mary Olson Farm Open Hours

SAT-SUN Meet cows, chickens, horses and goats on 67-acre farm from 1887 with orchard, pastures, buildings, tour of the Olson farmhouse, noon-5 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, Mary Olson Farm, 28728 Green River Road, Auburn; free (253-288-7433 or wrvmuseum.org/).

Crafts of the Past, Fort Nisqually

SAT-SUN Displays and demonstrations of crafts of the 1800s; textile arts, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, Fort Nisqually Living History Museum, 5400 N. Pearl St., Tacoma; $4-$9 (253-591-5339 or fortnisqually.org).

Paella on the Plaza

SUN Authentic Paella dinner, sangria, seatings at 5:30, 6:30, 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Bainbridge Island Museum of Art, 550 Winslow Way East, Bainbridge Island; $45 (206-451-4011 or biartmuseum.org).

Spy: The Secret World of Espionage

THRU SEPT. 1 First-ever public exhibition of treasures from the collections of the CIA, the FBI, the National Reconnaissance Office (NRO); see real gadgets and artifacts from spies and spy catchers, observe spy technologies and learn the tools-of-trade, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturdays-Sundays through Sept. 1 by timed entry tickets, Pacific Science Center, 200 Second Ave. N, Seattle; $20-$33 (206-443-2001 or pacificsciencecenter.org).

Hobbies

Antique Doll & Toy Market

SUN Antique and vintage dolls, teddy bears, toys, accessories, miniatures, doll repair by 50 vendors, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday, free appraisals after 1 p.m., Red Lion Bellevue Inn, 11211 N.E. Main St., Bellevue; $7 (206-362-8723).

Paddle sports

Paddle Kitsap

SAT Paddle open to all human-powered craft, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, Silverdale Waterfront Park, Byron St., Silverdale, Kitsap County; $10-$15 (www.paddlekitsap.com).

Park events

Enchantment Experiential Play and Zips

SAT Challenge course, zip line, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. and 2-5 p.m. Saturday, Camp Long, 5200 35th Ave. S.W., Seattle; $35 by reservation, space limited (206-684-7434).

Olympic Sculpture Park Summer Activities

SAT-THU Thursdays and Saturday activities inspired by Seattle Art Museum exhibitions and featuring new park art installations “Trimpin: You Are Hear” interactive sound sculpture and “Echo;” food trucks, art activities for all ages, tours of art in the park, play area for young kids, 6-8 p.m. Thursdays; free yoga classes, 10:30 a.m., and Zumba classes, 2 p.m., drawing activities, materials provided, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturdays; Olympic Sculpture Park, Broad Street and Elliott Avenue, Seattle; free (www.seattleartmuseum.org).

Bell Street Park Saturday Fun Days

SAT Chalk art activities, games, imagination playground for kids, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturdays, Bell Street Park, Bell Street between Second and Third Avenues, Seattle (www.seattle.gov/parks/downtown).

Living History Program, Mount Rainier National Park

SAT Volunteers and staff in costume portray important people from the park’s past visit along guided Trail of the Shadows tours, bring a flashlight, 8:30, 8:50, 9:10 and 9:30 p.m. Saturday, National Park Inn at Longmire, Mount Rainier National Park; program free, park vehicle admission $15 (360-569-6577).

Westlake Park Summer Fun Days

SUN Imagination playground, games, kid-friendly entertainers, activities, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Sunday, Westlake Park, 401 Pine St., Seattle (www.seattle.gov/parks).

Yoga in the Park

SUN Weekly 90-minute classes by local yoga instructors to benefit Yoga Behind Bars (YBB), bringing yoga and meditation to incarcerated youth and adults, 10 a.m. Sunday, Green Lake Park behind the community center, 7201 E. Green Lake Drive N., Seattle; suggested $20 donation (206-321-0996 or yogabehindbars.org/event/yoga-in-the-park/).

Insect Magic for families

SUN Activities for families with children ages 4 and older, 10 a.m. Sunday, Discovery Park, 3801 W. Government Way, Seattle; $5/person (206-386-4237 or www.seattle.gov/parks).

Arboretum Walk

SUN Casual, 90-minute walk to learn about native plants and how the Salish peoples used them, 1 p.m. Sunday, Graham Visitor Center, 2300 Arboretum Dr. East, Seattle; free (206-543-8800 or www.uwbotanicgardens.org).

Foster Kids Day at Wild Waves

SUN Half-price admission with donation of new school supplies for foster children, most needed items backpacks, notebooks, 3-ring binders, calculators, flash drives, 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Sunday, Wild Waves Theme Park, 36201 Enchanted Parkway S., Federal Way; regular admission $24.99-$39.99 (wildwaves.com).

National Parks and State Parks Free Day

MON Celebrating the 98th birthday of the National Park Service, Visit State Parks free Monday, no Discover Pass required (www.parks.wa.gov), and National Parks (nps.ogv/aboutus/npsbirthday.htm).

Yoga, Freeway Park

WED Washington Athletic Club hosts one-hour fitness classes, all levels welcome; yoga, noon Wednesday, Freeway Park, 700 Seneca St., Seattle; free (www.seattle.gov/;parks/downtownparks).

Storytelling & S’mores in Bridle Trails State Park

WED Outdoor storytelling for young children, roast marshmallows over an open fire and construct s’mores, 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Bridle Trails State Park, Northeast 53rd Street and 116th Avenue Northeast, Kirkland; free (425-827-6595 or www.bridletrails.org).

Jetty Island

ONGOING Ferry to two-mile long man-made island with sandy beaches, shallow water and nature trails, throughout the day 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday-Thursday, 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Friday-Saturday, 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Sunday, space limited, reservations available; Jetty Landing & Boat Launch, 10th Street and West Marine View Drive, Everett; suggested ferry donation $2/adult, $1/child; parking $3/day (425-257-8304 or portofeverett.com).

Remlinger Farms Country Fair Family Fun Park

ONGOING Farm animals, kiddie rides, steam train, hay jump, pony rides, 10:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. daily through Sept. 1; admission $12.95 plus tax; market and restaurant open daily, Remlinger Farms, 32610 N.E. 32nd St., Carnation (425-333-4135 or remlingerfarms.com).

Performances

Drea’s Dream: Friday Night Lights

FRI Lake Washington Dance hosts performances by local dance teams, food, photo booth, proceeds benefit the Andrea Rizzo Foundation, 6 p.m. Friday, Lake Washington High School, 12033 N.E. 80th, Kirkland; $5 minimum donation (lwhsdance.org/).

Music at Third Place Commons

FRI-SAT Mark Whitman Band blues, 7:30 p.m. Friday; Rat City Band, 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Third Place Commons, 17171 Bothell Way N.E., Lake Forest Park; free (206-366-3302 or www.thirdplacecommons.org).

Beacon Rocks

SAT Art market, live music, 1-5 p.m. Saturday, Roberto Maestas Festival Street, 1600 S. Lander St., Seattle (www.rockitspace.org).

Seattle Sings For Hunger

SAT Gala concert featuring Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9 “The Choral” with soloists and members of local area choirs, all proceeds donated to Northwest Harvest Kid Friendly Meals Program, 7:30 p.m. Saturday, First Presbyterian Church of Seattle, 1013 Eighth Ave., Seattle; $10-$15 suggested donation (www.northwestharvest.org/seattle-sings-for-hunger-aug-2014).

Nudestock

SAT Rock and blues by local bands, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday, Fraternity Snoqualmie Family Nudist Park, 24050 S.E. 127th St., Issaquah; $16 (425-392-6833 or fraternitysnoqualmie.com).

Bluegrass in the Gardens

SAT Bluegrass workshop, 11 a.m.; concert with three bands, noon-4 p.m. Saturday, followed by jam session, Meerkerk Gardens, 3531 Meerkerk Lane, Greenbank; $15, ages 15 and younger free (360-678-1912 or meerkerkgardens.org).

Concerts at the Locks

SAT-SUN Outdoor concerts, Lynnwood Community Big Band, 2 p.m. Saturday; The Tempos big band music, 2 p.m. Sunday, Hiram M. Chittenden Locks, 3015 N.W. 54th St., Seattle; free (206-764-3464).

Seattle Peace Concert

SUN Concert by local musicians promoting peace, noon-6 p.m. Sunday, Volunteer Park, 1247 15th Ave. E., Seattle; free, nonperishable food bank donations requested (www.seapeace.org).

Running

Orienteering: Choose Your Campus Adventure — North Seattle College

SAT Orienteering, a timed scavenger hunt, looking for checkpoints with a map, explore different types of areas as you search for checkpoints in a lake (by canoe), a college campus, a forest, a city park, a corn maze, or a park at night with flashlights, avoiding the “vampires” with red lights, individually, in pairs, or in groups, open to all ages, newcomer training available, 10 a.m. Saturday, North Seattle College, 9600 College Way N., Seattle; $8-$11 (cascadeoc.org/extevents/2014/campusadventure).

Sales/Shopping

Cancer Lifeline Flea Market

FRI-SUN Cancer Lifeline cancer support organization flea market, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Friday-Sunday, Cancer Lifeline, 6522 Fremont Ave. N., Seattle (206-832-1272 or www.cancerlifeline.org).

Charity Sale

FRI-SAT Hundreds of new and nearly new items and bake sale to benefit City of Hope cancer research, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Friday-Saturday, Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, 8501 S.E. 40th St., Mercer Island (425-485-5288).

Pistil Books Outdoor Book Sale

SAT A thousand books, $1/paperbacks, $2/hardbacks, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Pistil Books Online, 1415 E. Union St., Seattle; rain cancels (www.pistilbooks.net).

TCBY Everett Grand Opening Celebration

SAT Free 3 oz yogurt, prize drawings, raffle to benefit Boys & Girls Club of Snohomish County, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Everett Mall, 1402 Everett Mall Way, Everett (425-513-8229 or facebook.com/tcbyeverett).

Special interest

Touch-A-Truck

SAT City of SeaTac hosts see and touch vehicles that provide safety and services to the community including Fire, Police, Public Works and Parks Departments, local businesses, 10 am..-2 p.m. Saturday, Tyee Educational Complex, 4424 S. 188th St., SeaTac; free (206-973-4680 or ci.seatac.wa.us/Modules/ShowDocument.aspx?documentid=9335).

Red Bull Soapbox

SUN Homemade soapbox race five-person teams with skits; pits open 11 a.m., opening ceremonies 12:30 p.m., race begins 1 p.m., Second Avenue and Yesler Way, Seattle (redbullsoapbox.com).

Swimming

Seattle Beaches

FRI-SUN Last weekend for lifeguards on duty, noon-7 p.m. Friday, 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, East Green Lake, 7201 E. Green Lake Dr. N.; Magnuson, Northeast 65th Street and Sand Point Way Northeast; Madrona, 853 Lake Washington Blvd.; and Pritchard Beach, 8400 55th Ave. S., Seattle, weather permitting; and noon-7 p.m. Mondays-Fridays, 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Saturdays Sundays through Sept. 1, weather permitting, 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 Dr., Seattle (206-684-4075 or seattle.gov/parks/SummerGuide.htm).

Colman Pool

FRI-SEPT. 1 Outdoor, saltwater pool with giant tube slide, public swims, lessons, lap swims, water fitness, daily through Sept. 1, Colman Pool, Lincoln Park, 8603 Fauntleroy Way S.W., Seattle; $3.75-$6.50 (206-684-7494 or www.seattle.gov/parks/aquatics/colman.htm).

Henry Moses Aquatic Center

FRI-SEPT. 1 Outdoor leisure pool wave machine, water spray play area, two water slides, and six-lane lap pool; public swims, lessons, water exercise, hours vary daily through Sept. 1, Henry Moses Aquatic Center, 1719 S.E. Maple Valley Highway, Renton; $3-$14 (425-430-6780 or rentonwa.gov/living).

Tours

Tap Water Tours

FRI-SUN Find out where Seattle’s water comes from; one-hour tours for all ages, 10:15 a.m. Friday, Saturday. Sunday, Cedar River Watershed Education Center, 19901 Cedar Falls Rd. S.E., North Bend; $5-$10 by reservation (206-733-9421 or www.seattle.gov/util/crwec).

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).

Purple and Gold

SAT Seattle Architecture Foundation walking tour of campus history and architecture, 10 a.m. Saturday, University of Washington campus, University of Washington, Seattle; $15-$25 (800-838-3006 or www.seattlearchitecture.org).

Celebrate Tacoma Rail’s open house and 100-year birthday

SAT Ride a train, check out equipment displays tour a locomotive, for all ages, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, Tacoma Rail, 2601 North Frontage Road, Tacoma; free (www.TacomaRail.com).

Snoqualmie train

SAT-SUN Ride a vintage train from Victorian-era depot museum, noon, 1:30 and 3 p.m. Saturdays-Sundays, Northwest Railway Museum, 38625 SE King St, Snoqualmie; $10-$18 (425-888-3030 or trainmuseum.org).

Travel events

Packing like a savvy traveler

SAT Packing, from cruising to casual, 10 a.m. Saturday, Savvy Traveler, 112 Fifth Ave. S., Edmonds; $5 (425-744-6076 or savvytraveler.com).

Volunteer

Back-to-School Drive to support foster kids by Treehouse

FRI-SAT Help foster kids back to school with everything they need to succeed, donate clothes, sturdy backpacks, money to pay for football, dance lessons, and more, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, Treehouse Building, 2100 24th Ave. S., Seattle (206-267-5109 or treehouseforkids.org/bts14).



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