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Saturday, July 14, 2012 - Page updated at 12:00 p.m. Information in this article, originally published online July 11, 2012, was corrected July 13, 2012. A previous version of this story gave incorrect dates and phone number for the Goodguys Pacific Northwest Nationals car show. The show is July 27-29, 2012, at Puyallup Fair and Events Center, with drag races July 27 at Pacific Raceways, Kent. More information: 925-838-9876 or www.good-guys.com.
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Woodland Park Zoo's
FRI Zoo closes to the public at 3 p.m. Friday for fundraiser auction with entertainment, animal experiences, dinner, 5-10 p.m. Friday, $350, by reservation; Woodland Park Zoo, 5500 Phinney Ave. N., Seattle (206-548-2547 or www.zoo.org).
SAT Cats and kittens from Seattle Animal Shelter foster homes ready for adoption, no adoption fees for this event only for cats ages 6 months and older, pet license purchase required, noon-3 p.m. Saturday, Loyal Heights Community Center, 2101 N.W. 77th St., Seattle(206-386-7387).
SAT Activities for all ages, Entertainment Stage, Kid's Zone, agility demonstrations, pet adoptions, pet-related products and services, pets welcome, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Marymoor Park, 6046 W. Lake Sammamish Parkway N.E., Redmond; free (seattle.cbslocal.com/content-vertical/petapalooza-2012/).
SAT Pet training, health and grooming information and vendors, hospital tours, food, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, Marine View Veterinary Hospital, 22616 Marine View Drive S., Des Moines (206-878-7616).
by Pawsitive Alliance
SUN Food and craft vendors, 10 a.m.; Parade of Adoptable Pups, 11:15 a.m.; dogs and puppies adoption event, noon Sunday, Paws-Abilities Total Dog Center, 7338 26th St. E., Fife (206-486-4738 or www.pawsitivealliance.org/).
Zoo Eastside Shuttle
ONGOING Shuttle coach to and from Woodland Park Zoo, every 45 minutes, 9:15 a.m.-6:15 p.m. Saturdays-Sundays through Sept. 2, Crossroads Bellevue shopping center, 15600 N.E. Eighth St., Bellevue; $2 round trip includes $2 discount on zoo admission; shuttle free for ages 12 and younger; no reservations (206-546-2500 or www.zoo.org/shuttle).
Goodguys Pacific Northwest Nationals
PLAN AHEAD Display of more than 2,500 hot rods, custom, classic and muscle cars through 1972, commercial exhibits, automotive swap meet, model car show, music, kids' activities, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. July 27, 8 a.m.-8 p.m. July 28, 8 a.m.-3 p.m. July 29, Puyallup Fair and Events Center, $18, $6/ages 7-12; Friday Drags, gates open noon, timed runs begin 2 p.m., eliminations begin 5 p.m. July 27, Pacific Raceways, Kent, $20, $6/ages 6-12 (925-838-9876 or www.good-guys.com).
Crown of Queen Anne
SAT A 3.3-mile (5K) run/walk to benefit Helpline, 8 a.m. Saturday, Queen Anne Lutheran Church, Seattle; $30-$40 (206-282-1540 or www.queenannehelpline.org).
Strengthening Local Economies Everywhere Dinner
SAT Community Alliance for Global Justice (CAGJ) dinner to celebrate the publication "Our Food, Our Right: Recipes for Food Justice," 5 p.m. Saturday, St. Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church, 2100 Boyer Ave. E., Seattle; $40-$100 (www.seattleglobaljustice.org/slee-dinner/).
Agency (formerly Party
with a Purpose)
SAT Agency (formerly Party with a Purpose) event for people in their 20s and 30s supporting global health programs, 7:30 p.m. Saturday, McCaw Hall, 321 Mercer St., Seattle; $47 (www.weareagency.org).
Happy Hour for Good with Boat Rides on Lake Union
JULY 19 Beer, wine and appetizers, all proceeds benefit Lake Union Rotary, 5:30 p.m. July 19, Center for Wooden Boats, 1010 Valley St., Seattle; $20 (206-325-0600 or www.happyhour4good.org).
Japanese Garden Party
PLAN AHEAD Auction, food, drinks to benefit the garden, 5:30 p.m. July 20, The Japanese Garden, 1075 Lake Washington Blvd. E., Seattle; $75 (www.brownpapertickets.com).
SummeRun & Walk for Ovarian Cancer
PLAN AHEAD 5K Run/Walk benefits Marsha Rivkin Center for Ovarian Cancer Research, 8:15 a.m. July 22, Seattle; $30-$50 (206-215-6700 or www.summerun.org).
Snoqualmie Tunnel ride
SAT Mountains to Sound Greenway 20-mile ride including 2-mile tunnel, headlamp required, lunch, 9 a.m. Saturday, Cedar River Watershed Education Education Center, North Bend; $25, preregistration by 5 p.m. Friday required (mtsgreenway.org/explore-the-greenway/trips/).
SAT-SUN Ride from Seattle to Portland, 4:45 a.m. Saturday from University of Washington's Husky Stadium, Seattle; ride positions sold out (cascade.org/Home/).
SUN Lake Washington Boulevard closed to vehicle traffic for bicyclists, walkers, runners and roller bladers, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Sunday, Lake Washington Boulevard South from Mount Baker Beach to Seward Park, Seattle; fitted bicycle helmets available for $10, 1-4 p.m. Sunday (206-684-4075 or www.seattle.gov/parks).
Urban Farm Tour
SUN Cascade Bicycle Club 25-mile, leisurely paced ride with stops at urban farms, showers cancel, 10 a.m. Sunday, Gas Works Park, 2101 N. Northlake Way, Seattle; free (206-522-3222 or www.cascade.org).
Juanita Bay Bird Walk
TUE Guided walk to look for birds, bring binoculars, 8 a.m. Tuesday, Juanita Bay Park, 2201 Market St., Kirkland; free, no registration required (425-576-8805 or www.eastsideaudubon.org).
"Gifts of the Crow"
WEDS Authors John Marzluff and Tony Angell discuss their research on the intelligence of crows and sign books, 7 p.m. Wednesday, Northwest Stream Center, 600 128th St. S.E., Everett; $7, preregistration required (425-316-8592).
Chris Craft Rendezvous
FRI-SUN Classic Chris Crafts, touring of boats, seminars, swap meet and demonstrations, Chris Crafts of any vintage or condition welcome, Friday-Sunday, Port Orchard Marina, Port Orchard (206-919-6558 or www.chriscraftrendezvous.com).
SAT Bellevue Sail & Power Squadron on-the-water training to operate your boat, 7:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, Meydenbauer Bay Yacht Club, Bellevue; $75, preregister (206-369-4076 or www.bellevuepowersquadron.org/education).
Emerald City Contra Dance
FRI Beginners' workshop, 7 p.m., dancing with live music and caller, no partner necessary, don't wear scented products, 7:30 p.m. today, Phinney Neighborhood Center, 6532 Phinney Ave. N., Seattle; $5-$8 (206-440-9839 or seattledance.org/contra/emerald.city.html).
Sno-King Folk Dance Club
SAT Request dancing, 7 p.m.; lesson, 7:30 p.m., followed by international folk dances, 8 p.m. Saturday, Cedar Valley Grange, 20526 52nd Ave. W., Lynnwood; $5-$7 (425-385-2088 or sno-king.org).
FRI-SAT Games, rhubarb bake-off, antique tractors, pie eating contest, introduction to Historical Ryan House Museum, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, Sumner (253-720-9846 or www.sumnerdowntown.com).
Blue Willow Lavender Festival
FRI-SAT Lavender fields, music, food, vendors, craft activities, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Friday-Saturday, Blue Willow Lavender Farm, 10615 Wright Bliss Road Kp N., Gig Harbor; free (253-225-9030 or www.bluewillowlavenderfarm.com).
West Seattle Summer Fest
FRI-SUN Vendors, music, food, 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Saturday, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday, West Seattle Junction, California Avenue Southwest and Southwest Alaska Street, Seattle (wsjunction.org/summerfest/).
Redmond Derby Days
FRI-SUN 5K race/walk, bicycle criterium races, food, entertainment, kid's activities, beer and wine garden, fireworks finale, 6-10 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m. -10 p.m. Saturday, 8 a.m.-noon Sunday, grand parade 10 a.m. Saturday, Redmond City Hall, 15670 N.E. 85th St., Redmond (www.redmondderbydays.com).
Kent Cornucopia Days
FRI-SUN Sidewalk sale, carnival, soccer tournament, street fair, art show, 5K fun run/walk, inline skate and skateboard tournament, 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Friday, Saturday, Sunday, parade, 2 p.m. Sunday, downtown Kent; dragon boat races, vendors, displays, 8:30 a.m. Saturday, Lake Meridian, 14800 S.E. 272nd St., Kent (253-852-5466 or www.kcdays.com).
Day Out With Thomas
FRI-SUN Train ride to the top of Snoqualmie Falls with Thomas the Tank Engine, games and activities, Friday-Sunday, Northwest Railway Museum, 38625 S.E. King St., Snoqualmie; $19 by reservation, space limited (425-888-3030. or www.trainmuseum.org).
FRI-SUN Aviation festival and air show with warbirds, antique and home-built aircraft flying and on display, 8 a.m.-8 p.m. Friday-Saturday, 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Sunday, Arlington Airport, 188th Avenue Northeast, Arlington; $15-$40 (360-435-5857 or www.arlingtonflyin.org).
Seafair Milk Carton Derby
SAT Milk-container boats compete on Green Lake for prizes; shore activities; 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Green Lake Park, 7201 E. Green Lake Drive N., Seattle; free (seafair.com/">www.seafair.com/).
Bastille Day Festival
SAT French cultural displays, activities, food, wine, cars, cooking demonstrations, music, children's activities, travel information, costume parade for dogs, fencing demonstrations, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday, Seattle Center; opening ceremony, noon Saturday, Fisher Pavilion, Seattle Center, Seattle; free (206-684-7200 or seattle-bastille.org).
SAT Food, wine tasting, entertainment, shop specials, activities, proceeds support the Children's Response Center, providing services to children of abuse and trauma; 3-8 p.m. Saturday, East Madison Street between 27th Avenue and 29th Avenue, Seattle; free; food tastes, $2, $4, or $6 (www.childrensresponsecenter.org).
Aloha 'O Na Kupuna Music & Dance Festival
SAT Manuiki Foundation event honoring Kupuna (elders), music and dance performances, food available, craft demonstrations, Waikiki Marketplace, 8:30 a.m.-10 p.m. Saturday, John F. Kennedy Catholic High School, 140 S. 140th St., Burien; $7, free for ages 65 and older and 10 and younger (manuikifoundation.com/).
SAT-SUN Barbecued salmon and other seafood and food vendors, music, beer and wine gardens, children's activities, arts and crafts vendors, sidewalk sale, 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Saturday, 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Sunday, Market Street and Ballard Avenue, Seattle (206-784-9705 or www.seafoodfest.org).
Seattle Chinatown International District Dragon Fest
SAT-SUN Chinese lion and dragon dances, martial arts demonstrations and Japanese Taiko drumming, noon-8 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, Hing Hay Park, 409 Maynard Ave. S., Seattle (seafair.com/).
Wedgwood Art Festival
SAT-SUN Arts and craft vendors, kids' activities, music, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, Hunter Farms Tree Lot, 7744 35th Ave N.E., Seattle (www.wedgwoodfestival.com/).
Mercer Island Summer Celebration
SAT-SUN Crafts marketplace, food vendors, Kids Fun Zone inflatables, entertainment, 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday, Mercerdale Park, 77th Avenue Southeast and Southeast 32nd Street, Mercer Island (www.mercergov.org/sectionindex.asp?sectionid=61).
• Spirit of the Olympics Parade, 10 a.m. Saturday, Mercer Island Town Center;
• fireworks, 10 p.m. Saturday, Luther Burbank Park;
• boat rides Saturday, by reservation, $10-$15;
• car show, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Sunday, Farmers New World Life Insurance parking lot, 3003 77th Ave. S.E., Mercer Island.
Mill Creek Festival
and Street Fair
SAT-SUN Art vendors, merchants sidewalk sale, entertainment, beer and wine, children's activities, pet plaza; 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday (main stage and beer garden staying open until 7:30 p.m.); 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Sunday (main stage and beer garden to 7 p.m.), Mill Creek Boulevard and 161st Street Southeast, Mill Creek; free shuttle service available from Jackson High School (millcreekfestival.com/index).
Art by the Bay: The Stanwood-Camano Festival of Art and Music
SAT-SUN Fine arts and music festival, food vendors, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, Stanwood & Camano Fairgrounds, 6431 Pioneer Highway, Stanwood; free (www.stanwoodcamanoarts.com/art-by-the-bay).
Skagit Valley Highland Games
SAT-SUN Celtic games, spectator sports, dancing, food and music, 9 a.m.-7 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, Edgewater Park, Baker Street and Highway 536, Mount Vernon; $7-$13 (celticarts.org).
Swingin' Summer Eve
WED Inflatables, clowns, barbecue, music, used-book sale, 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, Cromwell Park, North 179th Street and Meridian Avenue North, Shoreline (206-801-2600 or shorelinewa.gov/parks).
White Center Jubilee Days
WED thru JULY 22 Carnival, Wednesday through July 22; street fair with vendors, entertainment, July 21-22, White Center, 16th Avenue Southwest between Southwest Roxbury and Southwest 100th Streets, Seattle (www.jubileedays.org/).
WED thru JULY 21 Performances, Worship Tent, kids activities, skatepark, seminars and speakers, 4:50-9:40 p.m. Wednesday, 8:50 a.m.-10:55 p.m. July 19, 8:50 a.m.-11:05 p.m. July 20-21, Enumclaw Expo Center, 45224 284th Ave. S.E., Enumclaw; $94-$120 (800-327-6921 or www.creationfest.com).
Kla Ha Ya Days Festival
WED thru JULY 22 Carnival, Wednesday through July 22; 5-Mile River Run, parade, bed races, July 21; Street Fair arts and crafts festival, July 21-22; Snohomish (www.klahayadays.com/events.html).
The Next 50, Seattle Center
ONGOING Seattle Center celebrates 50th anniversary of the Seattle World's Fair (206-684-7200 or www.seattlecenter.com);
• Playway inflatable rides and zip line, 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Saturday-Sunday; prices vary;
• Celebrating Century 21 history exhibit, open daily, free;
• GeoDome Earth Portal guided tour of the universe, open daily, $7-$9.
Tapas and Local Wines
FRI Tapas recipes and demonstration, wine samples, 6 p.m. Friday, 21 Acres Farm, 13701 N.E. 171st St., Woodinville; $59-$69 (425-481-1500 or 21acres.org).
Clambake on the Lake
FRI Clam bake, seafood and "La Cajachina" (a whole roasted pig), music, local beer and wine, proceeds benefit Hopelink, 5:30 p.m. Friday, The Woodmark, 1200 Carillon Point, Kirkland; $39 (woodmarkclambakeonthelake-eorg.eventbrite.com/).
Sunsets in Snohomish Wine Stroll
SAT Taste wines from regional wineries, 5 p.m. Saturday, shops in downtown Snohomish; $5-$8 (425-330-0831 or www.historicdowntownsnohomish.org/sunsets-in-snohomish.asp).
Gig Harbor Wine and Food Festival
SAT Wine and food tasting, wine seminars, cooking demonstrations, celebrity chef appearances and cook-off challenge, noon-6 p.m. Saturday, Harbor History Museum, 4121 Harborview Drive, Gig Harbor; $65-$75 (www.harborwineandfoodfest.com).
PLAN AHEAD Art, food and wine with vendors, music, boat show, July 20-22, Marina Park, Kirkland; $25-$30 (206-633-0422 or www.kirklanduncorked.com).
SAT Learn about plants that attract hummingbirds, 11 a.m. Saturday, Sky Nursery, 18528 Aurora Ave. N., Shoreline; free (206-546-4851 or www.skynursery.com).
Cherry Sampling Day
SAT Classes and demonstrations on growing cherries, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, Western Washington Fruit Research Foundation Garden, 16650 State Route 536, Mount Vernon; $15/person or $30/family, u-pick cherries $5/bag (nwfruit.org).
SAT Make a garden trough, 10 a.m. Saturday, Christianson's Nursery, 15806 Best Road, Mount Vernon; $35, reservations required (360-466-3821 or www.christiansonsnursery.com).
Interbay P-Patch U-Pick Lavender Sale
SAT-SUN Many varieties of lavender for culinary, decorative or craft uses, $3/small bunch, $5/large bunch, lavender wands, wreaths, sachets and seeds available, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, Interbay P-Patch, 1500 Wheeler St., Seattle (206-999-9677).
Bainbridge in Bloom
SAT-SUN Shuttle tour or "Bike the Bloom" to gardens on Bainbridge Island, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, Woodward Middle School, 9125 Sportsman Club Road N.E., Bainbridge Island; $30 by shuttle, $20 by bike (206-842-7901 or bainbridgeartshumanities.org/bainbridgeinbloom).
West Seattle Garden Tour: "The Art of Gardening"
SUN Self-guided tour showcases nine residential gardens, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday, West Seattle; $15, ages 12 and younger free (206-938-2010 or www.westseattlegardentour.com).
White Center Jubilee Days Garden Tour
SUN Self-guided tour, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday, White Center neighborhood, Seattle; free (www.jubileedays.org/).
Edmonds in Bloom Garden Tour
SUN Tour gardens in Edmonds and Woodway, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday, Edmonds; $15 (425-672-2150 or edmondsinbloom.com/).
Swan Creek Park/Salishan Walk
SAT Volkssport 10K (6.2 miles) or 5K walk on sidewalks, dirt trails and streets, start any time 8 a.m.-1 p.m., finish by 4 p.m. Saturday, Salishan Family Investment Center, 1724 E. 44th St., Tacoma; free (www.esva.org).
"Chimpanzee," "Seeking a Friend for the End of the World" and "I Wish"
They're new at the Crest Cinema. Also there: "The Dictator," "Dark Shadows" and "The Pirates! Band of Misfits" ($3).
"Seeking a Friend for the End of the World" and "That's My Boy"
They're new at the Admiral Theater in West Seattle. Also there: "Dark Shadows" ($5.75).
It's new at the Varsity Theatre. Also there: "A Cat in Paris" and "Magic Mike." All seats on Tuesday are $7.
"The Big Lebowski"
It's the midnight movie at the Egyptian Friday and Saturday. All seats are $8.25.
It continues at the Big Picture Seattle. The 3:30 p.m. shows on Saturday and Sunday are $8.
"Moonstruck" and "Top Secret!"
They're new at the Central Cinema in Seattle. All shows $6-$8.
"Wrath of the Titans"
It's new at the Tin Theater in Burien. All shows $8.
"Titanic 3D" and "Safe"
They're new at the Gateway in Federal Way. Also there: "The Dictator," "What to Expect When You're Expecting," "Battleship," "Dark Shadows," "The Pirates! Band of Misfits 3D," "Think Like a Man" and "The Lorax 3D" ($2, all seats on Tuesdays $1).
It's this week's film in the "Fremont Outdoor Movies" series. Doors open at 7 p.m., show at dusk Saturday, 3501 Phinney Ave. N., Seattle ($5 suggested donation).
It's the opening film in the "Carillon Point Outdoor Movie Nights" series. Show at dusk Saturday, Carillon Point, 4100 Carillon Point, Kirkland ($5 donation for Hopelink).
"Happy Feet 2"
It's this week's film in the "Bellevue Summer Outdoor Movies in the Park" series. Show at dusk Tuesday, Bellevue Downtown Park, 10201 N.E. Fourth St., Bellevue (free; food/clothing-item donation suggested).
It's this week's film in the "Movies at Marymoor Park" series. Seating opens at 7 p.m., show at dusk Wednesday, Marymoor Park, 6046 W. Lake Sammamish Parkway N.E., Redmond ($5).
"The Adventures of Tin Tin"
It's this week's film in the "Outdoor Movies at Magnuson Park" series. Admission at 7 p.m., show at dusk on Thursday, Magnuson Park athletic fields, 7400 Sand Point Way N.E., Seattle ($5).
It's this week's film in the "Moonlight Cinema" series. Beer garden opens at 6 p.m. (21 and older only), show at dusk on Thursday, Redhook Ale Brewery, 14300 N.E. 145th St., Woodinville ($5).
"Breaking Dawn, Part 1"
It's this week's film in the "Movies at the Park" series. Seating begins at 7 p.m., show at dusk on Thursday, Willis Tucker Park, 6705 Puget Park Dr., Snohomish (free).
Museum of Glass 10th Anniversary Celebration
FRI-SAT Activities, games, 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Friday; Shatter Sessions concert on the plaza, as bands try to shatter a wineglass using only sound, 7 p.m. Friday; opening of exhibit "Maestro: Recent Works by Lino Tagliapietra," Saturday; tent sale, activities, 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, Museum of Glass, 1801 E. Dock St., Tacoma; $10/day, ages 12 and younger free (253-284-4750 or www.museumofglass.org).
Museum of Flight
SAT American Heroes Air Show to learn about helicopters in law enforcement, fire service, community and defense, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, Museum of Flight, 9404 E. Marginal Way S., Seattle; $9-$17 museum admission, outdoor events free (206-764-5720 or www.museumofflight.org).
"The Rolling Stones 1972: Photographs by Jim Marshall"
SAT New Rolling Stones photo exhibit opens Saturday, on display through Jan. 6, 2013; other exhibits include "Icons of Science Fiction," "Avatar" and other exhibits, 10 a.m.-7 p.m. daily, EMP Museum, 325 Fifth Ave. N., Seattle; $12-$20 (206-770-2700 or www.empmuseum.org).
Mary Olson Farm
SAT-SUN Restored 67-acre 19th-century farm open, noon-5 p.m. Saturdays-Sundays through Aug. 20; talks, tours, 2 p.m. Sundays, Mary Olson Farm, 28728 Green River Road, Auburn; free (253-288-7433 or www.wrvmuseum.org).
Medieval Village Living History Days
SAT-SUN 14th-century English village with blacksmithing, cooking, archery, pottery, shoemaking, noon-5 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays; Camlann Medieval Village, 10320 Kelly Road N.E., Carnation; $5 (425-788-8624 or camlann.org).
Tutankhamun: The Golden King and the Great Pharaohs
ONGOING Display of more than 100 objects from King Tut's tomb and treasures from 2,000 years of ancient Egyptian history, through Jan. 6, 2013, 10 a.m. daily, Pacific Science Center, 200 Second Ave. N., Seattle; $15.50-$32.50, timed ticket entry, reservations recommended (800-664-8775 or www.pacificsciencecenter.org).
Chihuly Garden and Glass
ONGOING Indoor and outdoor glass-art installations, garden, cafe, 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays, 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Fridays through Sundays, Seattle Center, Seattle; $12-$19 (www.chihulygardenandglass.com).
LeMay-America's Car Museum
ONGOING Automotive history display of 500 cars, trucks and motorcycles, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. daily, LeMay-America's Car Museum, 2702 East D St., Tacoma; $8-$14 (253-779-8490 or www.lemaymuseum.org).
SAT Introduction to paddling on a dragonboat, no experience needed for ages 18 and older or 12 and older with parent, 6 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays, 9 a.m. Saturdays, 3 p.m. Sundays, next to Kenmore Air, 950 Westlake Ave. N., Seattle; free, no reservations needed (206-523-4518 or www.seattleflyingdragons.org).
Community Gathering and Food Drive
FRI-SAT Picnic/potluck, bring a dish to share, 6:30 p.m. Friday; community gathering with storyteller, craft activities, music, 9:30 a.m. Saturday, The Orchard at Holy Cross Lutheran Church, 4315 129th Pl. S.E., Bellevue; free, nonperishable food-bank donation requested (425-746-4848 or www.hclutheran.net).
Jubilee Grand Opening
SAT Dedication ceremony with taiko and bon odori dance performances, Mayor Mike McGinn, noon; activities, food, demonstrations, performances reflecting the park's cultural history and the surrounding community, skatepark, 11 a.m.-9 p.m., including Friends of Olmsted Parks walking tours, 1 and 3 p.m.; concert with local bands, 4 p.m. Saturday, Jefferson Park, 3801 Beacon Ave. S., Seattle; free (www.seattle.gov/parks/projects/jefferson/park.htm">www.seattle.gov/parks/projects/jefferson/park.htm).
Olympic Sculpture Park activities
SAT Drawing activities, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., drop-in yoga, 10:30-11:30 a.m., Zumba in the park, 2-3 p.m.; public tours, noon and 1 p.m. Saturday; art activities, entertainment, 5:30-8 p.m. July 19, Olympic Sculpture Park, Broad Street and Elliott Avenue, Seattle; free (206-654-3100 or www.seattleartmuseum.org/getout).
SAT Walks to the eagles nest, through the old-growth forest and along the water's edge, for ages 5 and older, 1 p.m. Saturday, Seward Park, 5902 Lake Washington Blvd. S., Seattle; free (206-652-2444 or www.brownpapertickets.com/event/214791).
Summer Night Hike
SAT Watch for animals, stargazing if sky is clear, 8 p.m. Saturday, Discovery Park, 3801 W. Government Way, Seattle; $8 (206-386-4236 or www.seattle.gov/parks/).
Discovery Park walk
SUN Walk for adults and families, 1 p.m. Sunday, Discovery Park, 3801 W. Government Way, Seattle; free (206-386-9110 or www.seattle.gov/parks).
SUN Guided walk with conifers/evergreen trees theme, 1 p.m. Sunday, Graham Visitors Center, 2300 Arboretum Drive E., Washington Park Arboretum, Seattle; free (206-543-8800 or uwbotanicgarden.org).
Who Are Our Backyard Wildlife?
SUN Learn about bees, hummingbirds, raccoons, squirrels, 2 p.m. Sunday, Lake Hills Greenbelt, 15416 S.E. 16th St., Bellevue; free (425-452-7225).
Jetty Island Days
ONGOING Ferry to small island with nature trails and sandy beach, 10 a.m.-5:50 p.m. Mondays-Thursdays, 10 a.m.-8:50 p.m. Fridays-Saturdays, 11 a.m.-6:50 p.m. Sundays through Sept. 5, 10th Street Boat Launch and Marine Park, Everett; $2/adult, $1/child donation suggested (425-257-8700 or www.ci.everett.wa.us/default.aspx?ID=2055).
Mount Rainier visitor shuttle
ONGOING Shuttle between Longmire and Paradise with stops at Cougar Rock Campground and Narada Falls on the uphill run, stopping at Comet Falls trailhead and Cougar Rock on downhill run, Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays; at Longmire, board the shuttle at the historic Longmire Gas Station; on Saturdays and Sundays only, shuttle from Whittaker Mountaineering, Ashford, connecting with the Paradise Shuttle in Longmire; Mount Rainier National Park; shuttle free, park entrance $15/vehicle or $5/person (www.nps.gov/mora).
Shakespeare in the Parks, Greenstage
FRI-AUG. 18 Greenstage performances, free, donations appreciated (www.greenstage.org); including;
• "Henry VIII," 7 p.m. Friday and 2 p.m. Sunday, Volunteer Park, Seattle; 7 p.m. Saturday, Seward Park, Seattle;
• "The Taming of the Shrew," 7 p.m. Friday and Sunday, Seward Park, Seattle; 7 p.m. Saturday, Volunteer Park, Seattle; 7 p.m. July 19, Lower Woodland Park, Seattle.
Shakespeare in the Parks, Wooden O
FRI-AUG. 12 Seattle Shakespeare Company Wooden O performances, free, donations appreciated (www.seattleshakespeare.org); including,
• "The Winter's Tale," 7 p.m. Friday, Sunday and July 19-21, Luther Burbank Park, Mercer Island; 2 p.m. Saturday, Volunteer Park, Seattle;
• "Twelfth Night," 7 p.m. Friday, Des Moines Beach Park, Des Moines; 2 p.m. Saturday, Luther Burbank Park, Mercer Island; 7 p.m. Sunday, Volunteer Park, Seattle; 7 p.m. Wednesday and July 19, Lynndale Park Amphitheater, Lynnwood.
Summer Concerts at the Locks
SAT-SUN Greenwood Concert Band, 2 p.m. Saturday, Coal Creek Jazz Band, 2 p.m. Sunday, Hiram M. Chittenden Locks, 3015 N.W. 54th St., Seattle; free (206-783-7059).
JULY 19 Live music at venues along South King Street, art walk, specials at local restaurants, 6:30-9:30 p.m. July 19, Wing Luke Museum of the Asian Pacific American Experience, 719 S. King St., Seattle; $5-$8, ages 11 and younger free (206- 623-5124 or www.wingluke.org/jamfest).
Winthrop Rhythm and Blues Festival
PLAN AHEAD Music by Elvin Bishop, John Mayall, Ruthie Foster, Chubby Carrier, Sugar Blue, Duffy Bishop, Too Slim, Paul Thorn, John Nemeth, camping available, July 20-22, The Blues Ranch, Winthrop, Okanogan County; $80-$90 (206-818-5934 or www.winthropbluesfestival.org).
West Seattle Float Dodger 5K
PLAN AHEAD 5K run along the route of the Hi-Yu parade, costumes encouraged, prizes for best pirate and princess, proceeds benefit The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society and Rotary Club of West Seattle, 9:45 a.m. July 21, West Seattle Runner, 3727 California Ave. S.W., Seattle; $20-$35 (206-330-5967 or www.floatdodger5k.com).
PLAN AHEAD Adult triathlon with Olympic challenge course (1-mile swim, 20-mile bike, 10K run) and kids triathlon with beginner course (50-yard swim, 1-mile bike, .2-mile run) and kids intermediate course (100-yard swim, 2-mile bike, half-mile run), 6:30 a.m. July 22, Seward Park, Seattle; $25-$120 (www.seafair.com/anevent.aspx?ID=5).
Farm Days on the Cobblestones
SAT-SUN Extra space for farm vendors Wednesdays, Saturdays, Sundays; north end of Pike Place closed to traffic Sundays, cooking demos noon and 2 p.m. most Sundays, Pike Place Market, 1501 Pike Place, Seattle (www.pikeplacemarket.org).
Lake Forest Park Craft Fair at the Farmers Market
SUN Local artists selling jewelry, photography, birdhouses, metal work, clothing, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday, Lake Forest Park Town Center, 17171 Bothell Way N.E., Lake Forest Park (206-366-3333 or www.thirdplacecommons.org/farmersmarket).
ONGOING Lavender field, farm store, u-cut, noon-7 p.m. Mondays-Thursdays, 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Fridays-Sundays, Woodinville Lavender, 14223 Woodinville Redmond Road N.E., Redmond (425-398-3785 or www.woodinvillelavender.com).
Silver Lake Open-Water Swim
SAT Anyone who can manage the distance is welcome to participate, half-mile, 1- and 2-mile swims, includes pancake breakfast, 8 a.m. Saturday, registration opens 7:15 a.m., Silver Lake, 132nd Street S.E., Everett; $25-$35 (425-248-0908 or FinishStrongEvents.com).
Seattle Architecture Foundation
FRI-SAT Walking tours from Seattle Architecture Foundation, 1333 Fifth Ave., Rainier Square Atrium, Seattle, unless noted otherwise; $15-$25 (800-838-3006 or www.seattlearchitecture.org).
• Architecture's Greatest Hits, 10 a.m. Friday;
• Design Details, ends at Smith Tower, 10 a.m. Saturday,
• Pike/Pine: Cars, Bars and Dead Rock Stars, 10 a.m. Saturday, Broadway Performance Hall, 1625 Broadway, Seattle;
• Architecture 101, 10 a.m. July 19.
Chicken Coop and Urban Farm Tour
SAT Seattle Tilth tour of urban farms, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, neighborhood routes in Northeast, Northwest, Central, Southeast and West Seattle and a few sites outside the city; $12, $5/kids (seattletilth.org).
SAT, WEDS "Capitol Hill and the Emergence of a Visible LGBTQ Community," 10 a.m. Saturday, Cal Anderson Park fountain, 1635 11th Ave., Seattle; "Seattle, A History Through Stone," 6-8 p.m. Wednesday, Pergola at Pioneer Square Park, First Avenue and Yesler Way, Seattle; $20/advance, $30 day of tour if space available (206-324-1126 or www.seattlehistory.org).
Lake Whatcom Railway
SAT Scenic ride on vintage train, noon Saturdays through Sept. 1, Lake Whatcom Railway, State Highway 9, Wickersham, Whatcom County; $10-$20, no reservations; cash only (360-441-0719 or lakewhatcomrailway.com).
Edmonds Cemetery "Walk Back in Time" Tour
JULY 19 Guided tour of historic cemetery with stories about founding pioneers, 1 p.m. July 19, Edmonds Memorial Cemetery, 820 15th St. S.W., Edmonds; free (425-771-4741 or www.cemetery.edmondswa.gov).
Skagit Boat Tours
THRU SEPT. 3 Lunch, nature walk, boat ride on Diablo Lake to learn about the North Cascades and the dam that provides hydroelectric power to Seattle, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Thursdays-Mondays, through Sept. 3, Newhalem, Skagit County; $15-$30, by reservation (360-854-2589 or www.seattle.gov/light/tours/Skagit).
Europe Through the Back Door
SAT France, 10 a.m. Saturday, Edmonds Theater, 415 Main St., Edmonds; free, reservations required (425-771-8303, ext. 298, or www.ricksteves.com).
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