Bike to BBQ
Make some new biking friends at the Timbuk2 bike and barbecue. Meet at the store, then pedal your way to Golden Gardens for a beach barbecue and bonfire. Bring your own drinks and food for the grill.
Timbuk2 Seattle SundayFunday bike ride, Sun, August 9, 6:45-8pm, Timbuk2, 1532 7th Ave., free.
Running to Breathe Deep
Help fight lung cancer while you exercise at this timed 5K run. All donations will go to the LUNGevity Foundation, which raises awareness and funds for lung cancer research. The run will weave through forests and along the beach to the sights and sounds of nature. Pets and strollers are welcome.
Breathe Deep Seattle 5K Run/Walk, Sat, August 10, 8:30am-1pm, Lincoln Park, 8011 Fauntleroy Way SW, free-$35.
Look! Up in the Sky!
Mount Rainier National Park hosts a stargazing program, timed to coincide with the height of the Perseid Meteor Shower, which will peak between August 11 and 12 with about 70 meteors visible per hour.
Perseid Meteor Stargazing Program, Sat, August 10, 8:00pm, Mount Rainier National Park, Paradise area, $15 per vehicle.
South Lake Union Block Party
Kick off the end of the work week at South Lake Union's ninth annual Block Party, complete with food, music, and an outdoor movie. The party starts at noon with food booths, a wine and beer garden, and kids' activities.
At 3:30, "SLU's Best Burger" competition begins. Fifteen bucks buys you a ticket to five different burger slider samples from some of Seattle's most celebrated chefs.
At 8pm, the Museum of History and Industry will host a round of trivia. The night ends with an outdoor screening of the 1980s classic "Dirty Dancing" at 9pm.
All proceeds will help fund an education center in Lake Union Park for the Center for Wooden Boats.
South Lake Union Block Party, Fri, August 9, noon-11pm, Denny Way & Westlake Ave. N, free.
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