04 21 2015
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40 Years of Service
Draze at Folklife

Hip Hop artist Draze performed May 26 at the EMP Sky Church during the 43rd Annual Folklife Festival at Seattle Center.  Draze appeared with Seattle MC Yirim Seck and the band Global Heat as part the Central District's Aftricatown movement.  The 3-day Folklife Festival features music and performances from all over the world. Susan Fried photo

Saturday May 31

FIRST TIME HOMEBUYER’S CLASS. Learn what it takes to become a First Time Homebuyer. Please call to register. 253-426-0016. 3 – 5 p.m. Sumner Library, 1116 Fryan Ave. Sumner, WA

CELEBRATE STATE PARKS SHELLFEST 2014 AT BELFAIR STATE PARK. The day will include exhibits, food, activities and education about restoring and protecting shellfish beds in Puget Sound. 11 a.m. – 9 p.m. Belfair State Park, 3151 NE State Route 300, Belfair, WA

BITE of GREECE SEATTLE  Fair runs Friday evening and 11am – 9pm Saturday at the Greek Orthodox Church of the Assumption, 1804 13th Ave., Seattle WA


Sunday June 1

TOUCH – A – TRUCK: Free public event. Children and families view and sit inside trucks. (fire, ambulance, construction, etc) 10 a.m. – 1 p.,. W6 Parking Lot, Magnusen Park

Thursday June 5

UNEARTHING SEATTLE, FREE FIRST THURSDAY EVENT AT SEATTLE’S NATIONAL PARK. Discover Seattle’s past and explore the ways in which local history continues to shape the city during Klondike Gold Ruch National Historical Park’s First Thursday day-long celebration from 9 a.m. – 8 p.m. The event is free and open to the public. 319 2nd Ave. S.

Friday June 6

OPENING DAY OF THE BOTHELL FARMER’S MARKET. Stop by the farmers market every Friday from noon – 6 p.m. and pick up all your local fresh flowers and produce. Country Village, 23718 7th Ave. SE. Bothell, WA 98021

Saturday June 7

CELEBRATE SALISH SEA NATIVE AMERICAN CULTURE AT DECEPTION PASS STATE PARK. The event celebrates the maritime heritage of the two participating coast Salish tribes and features canoe rides, singers, drummers and much more. Noon – 4 p.m. Deception Pass State Park, 41020 State Route 20 in Oak Harbor

EVERGREEN MOUNTAIN BIKE FESTIVAL. Bring the family for a terrific day in Washington’s biggest and best mountain bike park. Join riders of all ages and abilities, and 40+ vendors. 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. King County Duthie Hill Park, 26529 SE Duthie Hill Rd. Issaquah, WA 98029

Sunday June 8

THE HIGH POINT BRANCH LIBRARY CELEBRATES 10 YEARS. You are invited to celebrate the High Point Branch’s 10 years of service at its current location. This is an all day event starting at 10 a.m. 3411 SW Raymond St. Seattle, WA 98126


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