For my own memory: Upcoming summer festivals. I am watching a few out of a hundred at:
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Among Ancients: Old Grown Forests
PLAN AHEAD Two-mile hike through moderately rugged terrain with botanist guide, for adults only, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Aug. 17, Cedar River Watershed Education Center, North Bend; $15 (206-733-9421 or 425-831-6780 or www.seattle.gov/util ).
Mercer Slough Ranger Program: ‘Animal House’
SUN Learn about animal homes from hummingbirds to beavers, 2 p.m. Sunday, Mercer Slough Environmental Education Center, 1625 118th Ave. S.E., Bellevue; free, no registration required (425-452-2565).
Summer at Olympic Sculpture Park
ONGOING Food trucks, wine and bites from Taste Cafe, live music on the lawn, art activities, 6-8 p.m., tours at 6:30 p.m. Thursdays; outdoor yoga, bring your own mat, 10:30-11:30 a.m. Saturdays; Zumba Latin dance/fitness, athletic shoes recommended, 2-3 p.m. Saturdays; art activities, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturdays; tours, noon and 1 p.m. Saturdays-Sundays, Olympic Sculpture Park, Broad Street and Elliott Avenue, Seattle; free (206-654-3100 or www.seattleartmuseum.org/getout/).
Summer concerts at the Locks
SAT-SUN Outdoor concerts, Duke and Diva a cappella, 2 p.m. Saturday; Mach One Jazz Orchestra, 2 p.m. Sunday, Hiram M. Chittenden Locks, 3015 N.W. 54th St., Seattle; free (206-783-7059).
Kenmore Summer Concert Series
AUG. 15 Live performance. 6-8 p.m. Aug. 15, Saint Edward State Park, 14445 Juanita Drive N.E., Kenmore; free (www.kenmorewa.gov/Page.aspx?nid=115 ).
Shoreline-Lake Forest Park Arts Council = concerts in parks in Shoreline and LFP Wednesdays at 7 pm. Except the North City Jazz Festival is on Tuesday August 13 from 7 to 10 pm. Cost $15 and worth it.
Seattle Architecture Foundation
FRI Walking tours, Architecture’s Greatest hits, 10 a.m. Friday; Art + Architecture, 10 a.m. Saturday; Architecture 101, 10 a.m. Aug. 15; Design Details including the Smith Tower Chinese Room & Observation Deck, 10 a.m. Aug. 16, Seattle Architecture Foundation, 1333 Fifth Ave, Rainier Square Atrium, Seattle; $15-$25 (seattlearchitecture.org ).
Tap Water Tours
FRI-SUN Tour by bus and foot to learn about the protected watershed, the source of Seattle’s tap water, 10:15 a.m. Friday-Sunday, Cedar River Watershed Education Center, 19901 Cedar Falls RD SE, North Bend; $5-$10 by reservation (206-733-9421 or 425-831-6780 or www.seattle.gov/util).
South Lake Union Neighborhood Tour: Extreme Makeover Edition
SAT MOHAI and the Seattle Architecture Foundation (SAF) exploration of historical and architectural stories that narrate how this neighborhood has dramatically changed to meet the needs of a growing city, 10 a.m. Saturday, MOHAI at Lake Union Park, 860 Terry Ave. N., Seattle; $15-$20 (206-324-1126 or www.mohai.org/visit-us/mohai-calendar/eventdetail/471/-/neighborhood-history-tours-south-lake-union-extreme-makeover-edition).