Community Corner for Aug. 23-24
Weekend events for Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 23-24, include the Duwamish River Festival, Tibet Fest and last weekend for on-duty lifeguards at Seattle beaches.
Duwamish River Festival
Celebration of diversity and the cleanup and restoration of Seattle’s only river, with activities for all ages including free kayaking and boat rides, food, music, noon-4 p.m. Saturday, Duwamish Waterway Park, 7900 10th Ave. S., Seattle; free (206-251-2038 or duwamishcleanup.org).
Touch a Truck: 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 a.m..-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).
Tibet Fest: 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).
Evergreen State Fair: 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; Evergreen State Fairgrounds, 14405 179th Ave. S.E., Monroe; $5-$10 (360-805-6700 or www.evergreenfair.org).
Seattle beaches: Last weekend for lifeguards on duty, 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, East Green Lake, Magnuson Park, Madrona and Pritchard Beach, Seattle, also, through Sept. 1, weather permitting; noon-7 p.m. Mondays-Fridays, 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Saturdays Sundays, Matthews, Madison, Mount Baker, Seward, and West Green Lake beaches, Seattle (206-684-4075 or seattle.gov/parks/SummerGuide.htm).
Vashon Sheepdog Classic: More than 60 dogs daily compete in herding sheep; fiber arts, craft and food vendors, bring your own chair, binoculars; well-behaved, leashed dogs welcome, 7:30 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday-Sunday; Misty Isle Farms, Old Mill Road and Southwest 220th Street, Vashon; $8, ages 10 and younger free; shuttle bus available from ferry dock (vashonsheepdogclassic.com).
Celebrate Little Saigon: Vietnamese culture, food, community with entertainment, carnival games, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Sunday, 12th Avenue and South Jackson Street, Seattle (friendsoflittlesaigon.org/).
Foster Kids benefit, Wild Waves: Half-price admission with donation of new school supplies for foster children, 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).
Seattle Thrillers: First of rehearsals 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 Place S., Seattle; free, donations for Alzheimer’s Association collected (seattlethrillers.com).
Madeline McKenzie, email@example.com.