Animal events Royal Hounds Greyhound Adoption SAT Meet retired racing greyhounds, learn about greyhound adoption, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, Petco, 8728 Holman...
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Royal Hounds Greyhound Adoption
SAT Meet retired racing greyhounds, learn about greyhound adoption, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, Petco, 8728 Holman Road N.W., Seattle; free (206-784-0524 or royalhounds.org).
City Kitty Open House
SAT Garage sale, cats available for adoption, vendors, entertainment, proceeds benefit cat-rescue organizations, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, City Kitty, Firdale Village, 9679 Firdale Ave., Edmonds (206-542-7006).
Zoo Eye-to-Eye tour
SAT Savannah Safari behind-the-scenes tour, 1 p.m. Saturday, Woodland Park Zoo, 5500 Phinney Ave. N., Seattle; $45-$55, reservations required (206-548-2424 or www.zoo.org).
Serenity Equine Rescue Summerblast Horse Show
SAT Horse drill teams; show and trail class competition; rescue adoption parade, silent auction, proceeds benefit horse-rescue charity; 7:45 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Frontier Park, 21800 Meridian Ave. E., Graham; free (summerblastshow.com/index.asp).
Wolf Haven Howl-In
SAT Sanctuary tours, entertainment, arts and crafts, 6 p.m. Saturday, Wolf Haven International, 3111 Offut Lake Road, Tenino; $10-$17; camping available by reservation (800-448-9653 or wolfhaven.org).
Homeward Pet Adoption Center Bark-BQ
SUN Dog treats, contests, off-leash area; workshops, food vendors, dogs available for adoption, proceeds benefit Homeward Bound pet rescue, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Sunday, Doggy Haven Resort, 5303 West Interurban Blvd., Bothell; $10/per dog at the door, free for humans (www.homewardpet.org).
Wag 'n' Walk
SUN Celebration of dogs, hosted by Whidbey Animals' Improvement Foundation and Fetch!, with dog contests, games and vendors; well-behaved dogs on leash welcome, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Sunday, Greenbank Farm, 765 E. Wonn Road, Greenbank, Island County; free (www.wagnwalk.org).
SAT Antique car show, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday; Hiram M. Chittenden Locks, 3015 N.W. 54th St., Seattle; free (206-783-7059).
Classic Ford Show and Mustang Roundup
SAT Car show by Pacific Cascade Mustang Club, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., registration opens 8 a.m. Saturday, Bowen Scarff Ford, 1157 Central Ave. N., Kent; free for spectators, $20/car registration, advance online entry required (253-852-1480 or www.pcms.cc).
Columbia City Classic
SUN Old Rides Car Club hosts classic-car and hot-rod show, cars from the 1920s-1970s, 8 a.m.-4 pm. Sunday, 4801 Rainier Avenue S., Seattle (www.oldridescarclub.com/columbia-city-classic/).
Corvette car show
SUN All-Corvette show, 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Sunday, XXX Root Beer Drive-In, 98 N.E. Gilman Blvd., Issaquah; $20/car registration; free for spectators (425-392-1266 or www.triplexrootbeer.com).
Fun In the Sun
Honky Tonk Run
SUN Car show by T.J.'s American Hot Rod, benefits Seattle Fishermen's Memorial, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday, T's Honky Tonk, 6620 N.E. 181st St., Kenmore; $18/car registration, free for spectators (425-298-9370 or tshonkytonk.com/Events.html).
LeMay Car Show & Auction
PLAN AHEAD Display of more than 1,000 vehicles at LeMay Museum at Marymount Academy, the LeMay grounds, Aug. 28, Tacoma; $10 (253-536-2885 or www.lemaymuseum.org).
Do the Gumshoe 5K Walk
THU-SUN Buy entry form and solve clues that lead you through a 5K walk in the Phinney-Greenwood neighborhoods, return form by 6 p.m. Sunday for prize drawing for Fred Meyer gift cards; all proceeds benefit the Greenwood Senior Center, Phinney Neighborhood Center, 6532 Phinney Ave. N., Seattle; $15-$20 (www.dothegumshoe.org).
Sippin' 4 Soles Fundraiser
SAT Wine tasting, snacks, live music to benefit Soles4Souls shoe-collection charity and their work helping people in Haiti, 5 p.m. Saturday, Vino Bello, 636 S.W. 152nd St., Burien; $25 (www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=106475989406773).
Auburn Police Officers Association
Charity Golf Tournament
SAT Four-player scramble to raise money for community organizations, 2 p.m. Saturday, Washington National Golf Club, 14330 S.E. Husky Way, Auburn; $130 (253-804-5004).
Covey Run for
SAT 10K run, 5K run/walk, kids' dash, proceeds benefit uncompensated care at Seattle Children's hospital; 8 a.m. Saturday, registration 6:30 a.m., Redhook Ale Brewery, 14300 N.E. 145th St., Woodinville; $30/advance, $35/day of event, ages 12 and younger free (www.runforchildrens.org).
SAT Wine, gourmet food, live music, dancing; proceeds benefit the Chris Elliott Fund for Glioblastoma Brain Cancer Research and the Sammamish Chamber of Commerce, 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Sammamish Commons Park, 801 228th Ave. S.E., Sammamish; $45-$65 (425-681-4910 or www.sammamishchamber.org).
An Incredible Feast
SUN Food by local chefs with farm-fresh ingredients, local wine and beer, games, music, dessert auction, proceeds benefit the Good Farmer Fund for local farmers and Neighborhood Farmers Markets Alliance programs, 5 p.m. Sunday, University Heights Center, Seattle; $75-$80 (www.seattlefarmersmarkets.org).
at Woodland Park Zoo
PLAN AHEAD Tasting by 30 Washington wineries, entertainment, animal encounter, proceeds benefit the zoo, 5:30 p.m. Aug. 27, Woodland Park Zoo, Seattle; $20, advance ticket purchase online required (206-548-2500 or www.zoo.org/wine).
Park to Park Swim
PLAN AHEAD Swim 1.5 miles across Lake Washington from Matthews Beach to O.O. Denny Park Kirkland; proceeds benefit Seattle Children's hospital; volunteer support boats needed, 7:30 a.m. Aug. 29, Matthews Beach, Seattle; $75 (425-821-4301 to volunteer or getmeregistered.comto swim).
Urban cycling techniques
SAT-SUN Cascade Bicycle Club information and road ride, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, Burien Parks and Recreation, 14700 Sixth Ave. S.W., Burien (206-988-3700 or www.cascade.org).
SUN Scenic 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 www.seattle.gov/parks/">www.seattle.gov/parks/bicyclesunday/).
SUN Cascade Bicycle Club 30-mile, steady pace ride followed by brewery stop; showers cancel, 10 a.m. Sunday, Powerhouse Brewery, 454 E. Main St., Puyallup (www.cascade.org).
FRI Scandinavian music and dance lesson, 7:30 p.m., dancing, 8:30 p.m. Friday, Cedar Valley Grange, 20526 52nd Ave. W., Lynnwood; $10 (206-784-7470 or www.skandia-folkdance.org).
SUN Practice sessions to learn Michael Jackson's "Thriller" video dance to participate in Oct. 23 global Thrill the World dance, 1-3 p.m. Sunday, Rockin' Horse Dance Barn, 11820 150th Ave. S.E., Renton; free, donations for Seattle Children's hospital and Make-A-Wish Foundation suggested (www.seattlethrillers.com).
Northwest Washington Fair
THU-SAT Livestock, flowers, art, carnival rides and games, performances by Kenny Rogers, Rick Springfield, Casting Crowns and Weird Al Yankovic; 10 a.m.-11 p.m. Thursday-Saturday, Northwest Washington Fairgrounds, Lynden; $5-$10, concerts additional $30-$40 (360-354-4111 or nwwafair.com).
Southwest Washington Fair
THU-SUN Entertainment, carnival, 4-H animals, food, vendors, 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Thursday; 10 a.m.-11 p.m. Friday-Saturday; 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Sunday, Southwest Washington Fairgrounds, 2555 N. National Ave., Chehalis; $2.50-$8 (southwestwashingtonfair.net).
FRI-SUN Youth and teen skateboard competition, noon-5 p.m. Friday, Connie King Skate Park, 15300 Eighth Ave. N.E., Shoreline (206-801-2600 or www.shorelinewa.gov/parks);
• parade, noon Saturday, on 15th Avenue Northeast between Northeast 180th Street and Northeast 165th Street;
• festival with live music, food vendors, family activities, classic-car show, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, Ridgecrest Elementary School, 16516 10th Ave. N.E.;
• sand-castle contest, noon Sunday, registration 11:30 a.m., Richmond Beach Saltwater Park, 2021 N.W. 190th St., Shoreline.
Washington State International Kite Festival
THU-SUN Kite displays, competitions, kite-building lessons, Thursday-Sunday, Long Beach (800-451-2542 or www.funbeach.com).
FRI Inflatable rides, games, prizes, food concessions, noon-4 p.m. Friday, Mercerdale Park, 77th Avenue Southeast and Southeast 32nd Street, Mercer Island (www.mercergov.org).
FRI-SUN Celebrating Native American flute, beginner to advanced level workshops, flute, drum and didgeridoo circles, vendors, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Sunday; concerts 7-9 p.m. Friday-Saturday, Saltwater State Park, 25205 Eighth Place S., Des Moines; festival free, fee for evening concerts and workshops (425-235-0400 or flutequest.com).
Snoqualmie Railroad Days
FRI-SUN Entertainment, 6 p.m.-7 p.m. Friday, 12:30-8 p.m. Saturday, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Sunday, Snoqualmie (425-888-3030 or www.trainmuseum.org);
• train rides, 11 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Fri-Sun, Snoqualmie Depot, $4-$8;
• street dance with live music, 7:30-9:30 p.m. Friday, 8:45-10 p.m. Saturday;
• fun run, run 9 a.m. Saturday, registration open 6 a.m.;
• pancake breakfast, Snoqualmie Fire Station, 7-11 a.m. Saturday;
• food and vendors, 10 a.m.-7 p.m., beer garden, 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Saturday;
• grand parade, 11 a.m. Saturday along Railroad Avenue;
• children's entertainment and activities, 11:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday;
• classic-car show, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Sunday.
Chief Seattle Days
FRI-SUN Pow wow, canoe races, salmon bake, hosted by Suquamish Tribe, Friday-Sunday, Suquamish (360-598-3311 or suquamish.org).
Ballard Art in the Garden Festival
SAT Art displays and activities, craft activities, entertainment, bake sale; proceeds benefit the P-Patch; 9 a.m.-7 p.m. Saturday, Ballard P-Patch, 25th Avenue Northwest at Northwest 85th Street, Seattle (206-595-7656 or www.ballardgardenparty.com).
SAT Sustainable NE Seattle interactive activities and exhibits including solar-cooker demonstrations, rainwater-catchment systems, "Mad Science" and other kids' activities, food-preservation techniques, electric vehicles; speakers, live music, local food, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, Hunter Tree Farm, 7744 35th Ave. N.E., Seattle (sustainableneseattle.ning.com/page/planethome-sustainable-living).
Picnic at Southwest Precinct
SAT Seattle Police Foundation food, music, clowns, magic and information about your local precinct and Department specialty units including K-9, mounted, bomb squad, and SWAT for the business and residential communities in the precinct geographical boundaries, 1 p.m. Saturday, Southwest Precinct Police Station, 2300 S.W. Webster, Seattle; free (206-684-0373 or www.seattlepolicefoundation.org/programs/picnic.htm).
Seattle Summer Streets
SAT Rainier Avenue South closed from South Brandon Street to South Alaska Street for community events including Rainier Heritage Parade, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, Rainier Avenue South from South Edmunds Street to South Hudson Street, Seattle (www.seattle.gov/transportation).
Safety Safari at Woodland Park Zoo
SAT Radio Disney tunes, dancing, prizes for kids, family activity stations to learn about safety, 9:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Saturday, Woodland Park Zoo, 5500 Phinney Ave. N., Seattle; $11-$16.50 (206-548-2500 or www.zoo.org).
SAT City of Sammamish celebration of diverse cultures with food, crafts, entertainment including Snoqualmie Tribe storytelling, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Sammamish City Hall, 801 228th Place S.E., Sammamish (425-295-0556 or www.ci.sammamish.wa.us/).
Central Area Community Festival
SAT-SUN Arts, cultural and educational information, music, food vendors, games, noon-8 p.m. Saturday, noon-6 p.m. Sunday, Garfield Community Center, 2323 E. Cherry St., Seattle (206-999-3482 or www.cacf.com).
Arts in Nature Festival
SAT-SUN Performance and visual-arts experiences including jazz, classical, world, bluegrass and folk music, dance and aerial performances, puppet shows, marching bands, interactive activities for all ages, nature activities, food, 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Saturday, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Sunday, Camp Long, 5200 35th Ave. S.W., Seattle; $10/person suggested donation (www.naturec.org/festival.htm).
SAT-SUN Political rally to advocate changing pot laws and to promote the many uses of the cannabis plant, with speakers and music on five stages, food vendors, 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, Myrtle Edwards Park, 3130 Alaskan Way, Seattle; free; no pets (hempfest.org/drupal/node).
Festival of Artists at Work
SAT-SUN More than 100 artists demonstrate, create and sell paintings, ceramics, sculpture, blown glass and other arts, kids' activities, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, Everett Marine Park/Public Marina, West Marine View Drive, Everett (425-257-8380 or www.freshpaintfestival.com).
Camlann Medieval Village Summer Festival
SAT-SUN Living history medieval village with crafts, combat by armored knights and 14th-century music, archery, games, craft vendors and demonstrations; medieval clothing rental, lunch and dinner available, 11:30 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, Camlann Medieval Village, 10320 Kelly Road N.E., Carnation; $6-$10 (425-788-8624 or www.camlann.org).
Washington Midsummer Renaissance Faire
SAT-SUN Jousts, entertainment, vendors, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, Maris Farms, 24713 Sumner-Buckley Highway, Buckley; $10-$16 (800-587-0172 or www.washingtonfaire.com).
Pirates and Pipsqueaks
SUN Carnival games, meet the Seafair Pirates, see a pirate ship, live music, pirate-costume contest, food; proceeds benefit homeless children, noon Sunday, Solid Ground, 1501 N. 45th St., Seattle (www.solid-ground.org).
Othello Park International Music and Arts Festival
SUN Family-friendly music and dance performances including Mariachi Colima, Red Heart Alarm, Zydeco Locals, hands-on youth activities, noon Sunday, Othello Playground, 4351 S. Othello St., Seattle; free (othelloneighborhood.org/goalsop.aspx).
Return to Muckl-te-oh
SUN Tribal canoe entry, native drumming and dancing, speakers including descendants of the original signers of the Point Elliott Treaty 155 years ago, 2 p.m. Sunday, Mukilteo Lighthouse Park, 609 Front St., Mukilteo (www.dcseattle.org).
Big Day of Play
PLAN AHEAD 5K fun run/walk, kids' 1K run, performances by Recess Monkey and Adefua African Dance and Drumming, vendors, food, padding and sailing activities, 3-on-3 basketball tournament, 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Aug. 28, Magnuson Park, Seattle (www.seattle.gov/parks).
THU Tasting with Barone Fini, antipasti, 6 p.m. Thursday, Il Fornaio, Pacific Place, Seattle; $10 (www.ilfornaio.com).
National Lemonade Day
at The Daily Grill
FRI All proceeds from sale of fresh-squeezed, hand-shaken lemonade benefit Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation for Childhood Cancer, 11 a.m.-11 p.m. Friday, Daily Grill, 629 Pike St., Seattle; $3.95 (206-624-8400 or www.dailygrill.com).
SAT Pancakes, eggs, ham or sausage, 8-11 a.m. Saturday, Northshore Senior Center, 10201 E. Riverside Drive, Bothell; $4-$5 (425-487-2441 or www.northshoreseniorcenter.org).
Covey Run Tasting Room
SAT New wine-tasting room grand-opening Saturday, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. daily, Covey Run Tasting Room, 14545 148th Ave. N.E., Woodinville; $5 tasting fee (www.coveyrun.com).
Bite of Bellingham
SAT Food from 20 local restaurants, $1-$7, beer and wine garden, noon-4 p.m. Saturday, 1300 block of Cornwall Avenue, Bellingham (360-527-8710 or www.downtownbellingham.com/bite/).
Healthy Living Fair
SAT-SUN Food samples, cooking demonstrations, vendors, healthy living information, Kid Picks samples and activities for kids, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, PCC, 9803 Edmonds Way, Edmonds (425-275-9036).
Jelly Belly tour
SAT-SUN Jellybean samples, prizes, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, Top Foods, 26015 104th Ave. S.E., Kent (253-859-5100); 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Sunday, Top Foods, 1406 Lake Tapps Parkway E., Auburn (253-876-1700 or www.jellybelly.com).
SUN Heirloom-tomato dishes, tastings from local breweries and wineries, live music, noon-6 p.m. Sunday, Cedarbrook Lodge, 18525 36th Ave. S., Seattle; $20-$25 (206-901-9268 or www.TomatoFare.net).
Sunday Chef cooking demos
SUN Chefs from local restaurants cook using seasonal ingredients from farmers, noon Sundays, Pike Place Market, 1501 Pike Place, Seattle (www.pikeplacemarket.org).
SAT Pruning for fruit trees, 10:30 a.m. Saturday, King County Master Gardener Demonstration Garden, 15416 S.E. 16th Street, Bellevue; free (425-485-5942).
Garden Conservancy Tour
SAT Self-guided tour of seven private gardens, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Lacey and Olympia; $5/garden or $30/all seven gardens (888-842-2244 or gardenconservancy.org/opendays/).
Eastside Fuchsia Society
Sale and Show
SAT-SUN Display and sale with fuchsias for sale and members available for questions and advice. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, Bellevue Botanical Garden, 12001 Main St., Bellevue (425-452-2750 or www.bellevuebotanica.org.com).
Welcome Party for
Chinese Garden Artisans
SUN Lion dance at 1:40 p.m., martial arts and Chinese dance performances, arts demonstrations, kite flying and family activities, see the Seattle Chinese Garden site and courtyard construction, 1 p.m. Sunday, South Seattle Community College, 6000 16th Ave. S.W., Seattle; free (206-764-5219 or www.seattlechinesegarden.org).
Plant Photography Workshop
SUN Learn techniques for artfully photographing plants and gardens, bring your camera, 1 p.m. Sunday, Kruckeberg Botanic Garden, 20312 15th Ave. N.W., Shoreline; $35, registration required (206-546-1281 or kruckeberg.org).
Suiseki Interest Group Show
Puget Sound Bonsai Association
SUN Rarely seen exhibition of Japanese-style miniature landscapes from private collections, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday, Weyerhaeuser Corporate Headquarters, 33663 Weyerhaeuser Way S., Federal Way (www.weyerhaeuser.com/Company/Bonsai).
Old Growth Forests of
the Cedar River Watershed
SAT Hike to explore old-growth forest in mountainous terrain, bring lunch, hiking boots; for adults and ages 15 and older only, 9 a.m. Saturday, Cedar River Watershed Education Center, Cedar Falls Road Southeast, North Bend; $15, by reservation (206-233-1515).
Snoqualmie Pass walks
SAT-SUN U.S. Forest Service guided walks to learn about old-growth forests and mountain ecosystems, for all ages; Twin Lakes 2-mile forest walk, 10 a.m.-noon Saturdays; Gold Creek 1-mile ADA-accessible trail walk, 12:30-2:30 p.m. Sundays; Snoqualmie Pass Visitor Information Center, Snoqualmie Pass; call for reservations, $10/person donation requested (425-434-6111).
Issaquah Alps Trails Club
SUN Grand Ridge lower loop 5.5 miles, 800-foot elevation gain, 10 a.m. Sunday; day pack, water, food, rain gear, hiking shoes/boots required, Issaquah Alps Trail Club clubhouse, First and Bush streets, Issaquah (www.issaquahalps.org).
Foss Cup Model Tug Competition
SAT Radio-controlled model-tugboats competition, tugs push/pull barges through obstacle course and perform salvage, 9 a.m. Saturday, Bellevue Downtown Park, 10201 N.E. Fourth St., Bellevue; free (425-788-6647 or shipmodelers.com).
Intuitive Arts Faire
SAT-SUN Astrology, tarot, numerology, palmistry readers, all day Saturday-Sunday, Doubletree Guest Suites, 16500 Southcenter Parkway, Tukwila; prices for readings vary (253-859-2420 or www.mellinetti.com).
THU How to do tarot readings, for all levels; no deck required, bring your deck if you have one, 7 p.m. Thursday, Museum of the Mysteries, 623 Broadway E., Seattle; $10 (206-328-6499 or www.seattlechatclub.org).
Movies at the Mansion
FRI Bring a blanket and chair for outdoor short commentary and showing of "North by Northwest," 9 p.m. Friday, Washington State Capital Museum, 211 W. 21st Ave., Olympia; suggested donation $2 (360-753-2580 or www.washingtonhistory.org/scmoc/event-programs.aspx).
FRI-SUN Live outdoor shows to learn about rockets, projectiles and propulsion, 11:45 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays through August, Pacific Science Center, 200 Second Ave. N., Seattle; $7-$14 (206-443-3656 or pacificsciencecenter.org).
EMP/SFM Family Day
SAT West African music and dance, Aug. 21, 1-3 p.m. Saturday, EMP/SFM, 325 Fifth Ave. N., Seattle; $12-$15 (206-770-2700 or www.empsfm.org).
Third Saturday Free,
Wing Luke Museum
SAT Free admission, 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Saturday, Wing Luke Museum of the Asian Pacific American Experience, 719 S. King St., Seattle (206-623-5124 or wingluke.org).
Book Signing and Wine Event
SAT Author Cory Graff signs "The Navy in Puget Sound," with Airfield Estate Winery tasting, 7 p.m. Saturday, Flying Heritage Collection, 3407 109th St. S.W., Everett (206-342-4243 or flyingheritage.com/).
Pushing Up The Sky
SUN Audience-participation plays based on Snohomish tribal legend and folk tales from around the world, followed by nature walk, for ages 3 and older, 1 p.m. Sunday, Museum of History & Industry, 2700 24th Ave. E., Seattle; suggested donation $10/family (206-324-1126 or www.seattlehistory.org/">www.seattlehistory.org).
Dinner and Speaker Series
PLAN AHEAD Kent East Hill Settlers program, 6:30 p.m. Aug. 26, Kent Historical Museum, 855 E. Smith St., Kent; $15-$18 (253-854-4330 or kenthistoricalmuseum.org).
Experience Rowing with Lake Washington Rowing Club
SAT Crash course in rowing, including rowing machines (ergometers) and onto Lake Union in a team boat, for ages 18 and older, 9 a.m.-noon Saturday, Lake Washington Rowing Club, 910 N. Northlake Way, Seattle; $35 (206-547-1583 or lakewashingtonrowing.com/classes/).
SAT Sound Rowers Open Water Rowing and Paddling Club 26.2-mile race for any human-powered craft on challenging course, 12-mile course option available, 9:30 a.m. Saturday, Fay Bainbridge State Park, Sunrise Drive Northeast, Bainbridge Island; $8-$18 (www.soundrowers.org).
THU Friendly pickup game of Wiffle ball, athletic skills not required, 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Volunteer Park, 1247 15th Ave. E., Seattle; free (206-414-8943 or www.theworldisfun.org).
Art in the Park Celebration
FRI Art displays, performances by students from Langston Hughes Performing Arts Center, Filipiniana Arts & Culture, Adefua Cultural Arts Center and Ocheami Culture Club, food, bouncy toys, 5-8 p.m. Friday, Pratt Park, 18th Avenue South and South Main Street, Seattle (206-615-0303).
Drawing in the Park
SAT Easels and drawing materials provided to draw scenic views, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, Olympic Sculpture Park, Broad Street and Elliott Avenue, Seattle (seattleartmuseum.org).
Family Fun Day
SAT Amusement rides and other kids' activities, 3-6 p.m. Saturday, Westlake Park, 401 Pine St., Seattle (www.pioneersquare.org).
Explore Seward Park's Ancient Forest
SAT Natural history nature walk, 1 p.m. Saturday, Seward Park Environmental and Audubon Center, 5902 Lake Washington Boulevard S., Seattle; $2-$4 (206-652-2444 or sewardpark.audubon.org).
Moon Viewing at Japanese Garden
SAT Traditional Japanese music, haiku readings, view the moon through telescopes (weather permitting), 7-10 p.m.; Tsukimi Chakai (Moon Viewing Tea Gathering), 7:30 and 8:30 p.m. Saturday, The Japanese Garden, 1075 Lake Washington Blvd. E., Seattle; $15; tea event additional $20, by reservation (www.brownpapertickets.com/event/115619/).
Camp Long Owl Hoot
SAT Walk through the park to look and listen for owls, for ages 5 and older, bring a flashlight, 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Camp Long, 5200 35th Ave. S.W., Seattle; $8, register by Friday (206-684-7434 or www.seattle.gov/parks).
Moonlight beach adventure
SAT Learn about, see and touch sea creatures, for all ages; bring a flashlight, 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Marina Beach, at the end of Admiral Way South, Edmonds; free (www.ci.edmonds.wa/us/calendar.stm).
Shadows of the Past
SAT Ranger-led, 90-minute lantern tours for all ages along the Trail of the Shadows, with characters influential in the creation of Mount Rainier National Park sharing their stories, departing every 20 minutes 8:30-9:30 p.m. Saturday, National Park Inn, Longmire, Mount Rainier National Park; included with park admission fee, $15/per vehicle (360-569-2211, ext. 6043 or www.nps.gov/mora).
Gold Basin Campground Summer Speaker Program
SAT The rise, fall and future of the historic mining town of Monte Cristo, 7 p.m. Saturday, Gold Basin Campground Amphitheater, Mountain Loop Highway, Mount Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest (360-691-7791).
National Wildlife Refuge
SAT-SUN Historic Nisqually: History of the Delta program, 10 a.m. Saturday; Become a Junior Refuge Manager (kids' program), 1 p.m. Saturday-Sunday; Nisqually National Wildlife Refuge, 100 Brown Farm Road, Olympia; $3/family refuge entry fee; no pets allowed (360-753-9467).
SAT-SUN Nooksack stories, 1 p.m. Saturday; children's activity program, 11:30 a.m. Sunday; History of the Mount Baker mining district, 1 p.m. Sunday, Heather Meadows Visitor Center, Milepost 56, Mount Baker Highway (Highway 542), Mount Baker; programs free, recreation pass required (360-599-2714).
End of Summer Splash
SUN Half-price admission to anyone that brings school supplies to donate to Sleep Country USA's School Supply Drive for foster kids, 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Sunday, Wild Waves and Enchanted Village, 36201 Enchanted Parkway S., Federal Way; regular price $29.99-$39.99, ages 3 and younger free; parking $10-$20 (253-661-8000 or www.wildwaves.com). Jetty Island
ONGOING Two-mile-long, man-made island with sandy beaches and shallow water, accessible by free boat ride, service may be canceled due to inclement weather, route subject to early closure if Jetty Island reaches maximum capacity, 10 a.m.-5:50 p.m. Monday-Thursday, 10 a.m.-8:50 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 11 a.m.-6:50 p.m. Sunday, with guided nature walks at 12:15 and 3:15 p.m. daily, 10th Street Boat Launch and Marine Park, Everett; free, suggested donation $2/adults, $1/children. (425-257-8304).
Concerts at City Hall
THU Latin Expression 12-piece salsa band; noon Thursday, Seattle City Hall, 600 Fourth Ave., Seattle; free (206-684-7171 or www.seattle.gov/seattlepresents).
Northgate Concerts on the Lawn
THU Outdoor, all-ages concert; Black Math Quartet, 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Northgate Community Center, 10510 Fifth Ave. N.E., Seattle; free (206-386-4283 or www.seattle.gov/parks/).
Kirkland Summer Concerts
THU Outdoor concerts, Creme Tangerine Beatles tribute band, 7 p.m. Thursday, Marina Park, 25 Lake Shore Plaza, Kirkland; free (kirklandsummerconcerts.org).
at The Mount
FRI Music on the patio for all ages, food available; Danny Vernon Illusion of Elvis, 5 p.m. Friday, Providence Mount St. Vincent, 4831 35th Ave. S.W., Seattle; free (206-937-3700).
Concerts at the Mural
FRI KEXP outdoor concert, 6 p.m. Friday, Mural Amphitheatre, Seattle Center, Seattle; free (kexp.orgorseattlecenter.com).
West Seattle Outdoor Movies
SAT Preshow activities, concessions, raffles to benefit local charities, bring a blanket or chair for family movies, moved indoors in case of rain, gates open 7 p.m., activities 8:30 p.m., movies at dusk; "Up," Saturday, Hotwire Coffee, 4410 California Ave. S.W., Seattle; free (wsmovies.org).
South Park Outdoor Movies
SAT Games, prizes, music, film short, concessions, movies "Who Framed Roger Rabbit?" 9:30 p.m. Saturday, gates open 8:30 p.m., Napoli's Pizza, 8600 14th Ave. S., Seattle; free (206-684-7389).
SAT Music for ages 2-5 and families, 7 p.m. Saturday, Westfield Southcenter, 633 Southcenter Parkway, Tukwila; free (206-242-6044 or www.kcls.org).
Carillon Point Outdoor Movie Night
SAT Movie "Up," dusk Saturday, Carillon Point Plaza, 4100 Carillon Point, Kirkland; $5 donation to Hopelink (425-822-1700 or www.carillon-point.com).
Summer movies at
Waterfront Park, Bainbridge
SAT Bring a blanket or lawn chair for seating, movie-trivia contest and other activities 8:30 p.m., movies at dusk, "National Treasure," Saturday, Waterfront Park, 370 Brien Drive S.E., Bainbridge Island; free (206-842-2982 or www.bainbridgedowntown.org).
Concerts at the Locks
SAT-SUN Microsoft Jazz Band, 2 p.m. Saturday; Wonderland children's theater event, 5-7 p.m. Saturday-Sunday; 85th Street Big Band, 2 p.m. Sunday; Hiram M. Chittenden Locks, 3015 N.W. 54th St., Seattle; free (206-783-7059).
Movies at the Mural
SAT-SUN Movies on a 45-foot screen, bring blankets or low-back chairs for seating, "Twilight," dusk Saturday; "The Twilight Saga: New Moon," dusk Sunday; Mural Amphitheatre, Seattle Center, Seattle; free (206-684-7200 or seattlecenter.com).
Vashon Winery Folk Festival
SAT-SUN Workshops start 10 a.m.; traditional, Celtic, contemporary acoustic folk music starts at noon, including 6 p.m. performance and campfire Saturday, 4 p.m. performance Sunday, wine and food available, Vashon Winery, 10317 S.W. 156th St., Vashon; $15/day, $20/two days, ages 15 and younger free (www.vashonwinery.com).
Snoqualmie Forest Theater
SAT-SUN Outdoor performance of "The Wizard of Oz," 3 and 8 p.m. Saturdays, 3 p.m. Sundays through Aug. 29; Snoqualmie Falls Forest Theater, 36800 S.E. David Powell Road, Fall City; $8-$18; dinner available at additional cost (425-736-7252 or www.foresttheater.org).
SAT-SUN Mountaineers Players rock musical based on the Gospel according to St. Matthew, 2 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, Kitsap Forest Theater, 3000 Seabeck Highway, Bremerton; $8-$14 (206-542-7815 or foresttheater.com).
Edmonds Concerts in the Park
SUN Bring a lawn chair or blanket; rain cancels, The Moodswings Jazz Band, 3 p.m. Sunday, City Park, Third Avenue and Pine Street, Edmonds; free (425-771-0228).
SeaTac Music in the Park
SUN Boys of Greenwood Glen bluegrass and Irish music, 5 p.m. Sunday, Angle Lake Park, 19408 International Blvd., SeaTac; free (www.ci.seatac.wa.us).
Run/Walk for Aidan
SAT 5K cross-country run and 1-mile walk to raise funds to support a child with Duchenne muscular dystrophy, 9 a.m. Saturday, Wilburton Hill Park, 12001 Main Street, Bellevue; $10-$50 (www.aidanleffler.info).
Kirkland Street Scramble
SAT On foot or by bicycle, team or solo, visit as many checkpoints in Kirkland marked on a map as you can in 90 minutes; 3-hour option available, 9:30 a.m. Saturday, Houghton Beach Park, 5811 Lake Washington Blvd., Kirkland; $5-$20 (206-291-8250 or www.streetscramble.com).
Lake Union 10K Run
SUN 10K race on Cheslahud Loop Trail along Westlake Avenue and in Gas Works and Lake Union parks; proceeds benefit Girls on the Run Puget Sound, 7:30 a.m. Sunday, Kenmore Air, 950 Westlake Ave. N., Seattle; $35-$45 (206-631-2818 or www.lakeunion10k.com).
Life jacket and
bicycle helmet sale
SAT Personally fitted life jackets, $20-$30; bike helmets, $10, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, Evans Pool, 7201 E. Green Lake Drive N., Seattle (206-684-4961 or www.seattle.gov/parks).
Kenmore Library Association Book Sale
SAT Proceeds benefit the library; 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, Northshore Utility District, 6830 N.E. 185th St., Kenmore (425-486-8747 or www.kcls.org).
Junk in Your Trunk
SAT Garage sale from parked cars, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Heritage Recreation Center, 9010 128th St. E., Puyallup (253-798-4703 or www.co.pierce.wa.us).
THU MOHAI and Seattle Public Library host historian Alan Stein on the origins of Seafair parades, hydroplane races, pirates, ethnic celebrations; social hour 6 p.m., program 7 p.m. Thursday, Vios Cafe at Third Place, 6504 20th Ave. N.E., Seattle (206-523-0217 or www.seattlehistory.org).
Launch Event for "Star Wars:
The Clone Wars" Character Encyclopedia
SAT Costumed characters, costume contest, book signing, photo ops, giveaways, 2 p.m. Saturday, Barnes & Noble, 19401 Alderwood Mall Parkway, Lynnwood (425-771-2220).
Wedding and event designer Diann Valentine
SAT Have a celebrity-style wedding on a budget; vendors, noon; presentation, prize drawings, 1-2 p.m. Saturday, Alderwood, 3000 184th St. S.W., Lynnwood (www.weddingcentral.com).
SAT Snoqualmie Valley Historical Society presentation, 10 a.m. Saturday, Meadowbrook Farm, Boalch Avenue Northwest, North Bend; free (425-831-1900).
75th running of
the Longacres Mile
SAT-SUN Fun run/walk on the track used for the Longacres Mile, proceeds benefit Little Bit Therapeutic Riding Center, 11 a.m. Saturday, $10-$15; running of the Longacres Mile, Sunday; racing starts 2 p.m., Emerald Downs, 2300 Emerald Downs Drive, Auburn; $7/admission, ages 17 and younger free (253-288-7000 or www.emeralddowns.com).
ONGOING Lifeguards at public beaches, 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Saturdays-Sundays, noon-7 p.m. Mondays-Fridays, weather permitting (206-684-4075 or www.cityofseattle.net/parks/aquatics/index.htm).
Seattle wading pools and
water spray/play areas
ONGOING Reduced days and hours, some wading pools closed by budget cuts, open when weather forecast is 70 degrees or warmer; children under age 13 must be supervised by adult; Seattle (wading-pool hotline 206-684-7796 or www.seattle.gov/parks/wadingpools.asp).
ONGOING Outdoor pool with 50-foot corkscrew slide and little pool with warm, shallow water, swimming lessons, water exercises, public swims and special events, 2535 32nd Ave. W., Seattle (206-684-4708 or www.seattle.gov/parks/aquatics/pools).
ONGOING Outdoor 50-meter, heated, saltwater pool with giant tube slide, on the waterfront at Lincoln Park, Lincoln Park, 8603 Fauntleroy Way S.W., Seattle, $2.75-$4 (206-684-7494 or www.seattle.gov/parks/aquatics/pools).
Henry Moses Aquatic Center
ONGOING 9,000-square-foot leisure pool with wave machine, water-play structure, water slides, 3,300-square-foot six-lane lap pool, cafe; daily through Sept. 6, Cedar River Park, 1719 Maple Valley Highway, Renton; $2-$14 (425-430-6780 or www.rentonwa.gov).
A Century of Suffrage
THU MOHAI and Seattle Architecture Foundation walking tour through Pioneer Square and local efforts that led to female suffrage in Washington State in 1910, 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Seattle Justice Center, 600 Fifth Ave., Seattle; $10-$20 (800-838-3006 or www.brownpapertickets.org).
Seattle Architecture Foundation
THU-SAT Walking tours from Seattle Architecture Foundation, 1333 Fifth Ave., Rainier Square Atrium, Seattle, unless noted otherwise; $15-$20, preregister (800-838-3006 or www.seattlearchitecture.org);
• Architecture's Greatest Hits, 10 a.m. Thursday;
• Art Deco styles of the 1920s, 10 a.m. Friday;
• Design Details, 10 a.m. Saturday;
• Modern Skyscrapers, 10 a.m. Saturday; begins in front of the Federal Courthouse, 700 Stewart St., Seattle, including Columbia Center's 73rd-floor Observation Deck.
Cedar River Watershed Tours
FRI-SAT Interpretive bus tour with views and in-depth information about Seattle's water, land and people, for adults and youth ages 12 and older, 9:45 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Friday; Cedar Falls waterfall family tour for all ages, 10:30-11:30 a.m. and 12:30-1:30 p.m. Saturday; Cedar River Watershed Education Center, North Bend; $5-$10, preregister, space limited (206-733-9421 or www.seattle.gov/util/crwec).
Clock Walk —
Time, Tides and Transportation
SAT Guided walking tour to see the best street, facade, sign and art clocks, in partnership with MOHAI, 10 a.m. Seattle, Seattle Architecture Foundation, Seattle; $20-$25 (800-838-3006 or www.seattlearchitecture.org).
The Alaskan Way Viaduct
SAT MOHAI and the state Department of Transportation discuss the transportation needs of Seattle and plans to replace the vulnerable structure, 10 a.m. Saturday, Washington Street Boat Landing, Alaskan Way South and South Washington Street, Seattle; $15-$20 (206-324-1126 or www.seattlehistory.org/).
Wallingford Solar Home Walk
SAT Visit three homes that have installed solar photovoltaic or solar hot-water systems and information from homeowners on going solar, 10 a.m. Saturday, Tully's, 2104 N. 45th St., Seattle; free (206-465-1435 or greenwallingford.ning.com/group/wallingfordwalks).
Mount Rainier Scenic Railroad
ONGOING Ride through the forest on vintage train, 10:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. Thursdays-Fridays, 10:30 a.m., 1 and 3:30 p.m. Saturdays-Sundays, Mount Rainier Scenic Railroad, 54124 Mountain Highway E., Elbe; $15-$23 (360-492-5588 or 888-783-2611 or www.mrsr.com).
PLAN AHEAD Join MOHAI historian on cruise exploring Native Seattle, settlement sites, 9:30 a.m. Aug. 28, Pier 55, Seattle; $25-$30, preregister (206-324-1126 or www.seattlehistory.org/).
Travel classes, Europe Through the Back Door
SAT Croatia, 10 a.m. Saturday, Edmonds Theater, 415 Main St., Edmonds; free, reservations required (425-771-8303, ext. 298 or www.ricksteves.com).
Edmonds Art Walk
THU Art displays, wine tasting and other events in more than 30 businesses, 5-8 p.m. Thursday, downtown Edmonds (www.manyaveeselects.com/artwalk/artwalk.htm).
When vice president of Sub Pop Records Megan Jasper isn't running things at the office, she's working in her garden at her West Seattle home where she and her husband Brian spend time relaxing.