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Cell Phone Drive All donated phones go to survivors of domestic violence. DeVry University, 3600 S. 344th Way (Federal Way), 253-943-2800. 8 a.m.–7 p.m. Mon.–Fri.; 8 a.m.–noon Sat. Through Fri., July 30.
Central Area Garden Tour SEE SW THIS WEEK, PAGE TK.
Family Fiesta Mexican cuisine and music, do-it-yourself art, and stargazing—courtesy of the Tacoma Astronomy Association—combine in Burien's eclectic summer fest. Lake Burien Park (S.W. 148th St. and 16th Ave. S.W.), 206-988-3700. Free. 6:30–8 p.m. Thurs., July 22.
Festival of the Arts Bellevue's annual arts festival turns 20 with a celebration encompassing glasswork, pottery, sculpture, woodwork, jewelry, and photography. Bellevue Way Northeast and Northeast Eighth Street (Bellevue), www.bellevuefest.org. Free. 10 a.m.–8 p.m. Fri., July 23–Sat., July 24. 10 a.m.–6 p.m. Sun., July 25.
Hip-Hop Festival Seattle Center hosts a daylong extravaganza populated by MCs, DJs, break dancers, and graffiti artists. Panels like "Chasing the Spins: An Independent Label's Guide to Getting Airplay in the Northwest" will alternate with performances by local hip-hop stars, with Tony! Toni! Toné! in the headlining slot. Center House, 206-684-7200. Free. 10 a.m.–8 p.m. Sat., July 24.
Native Plant Walk On this Northwest Stream Center stroll, plant steward Donna Gleisner will explain how American Indians used local flora for shelter, food, and medicinal treatments. 600 128th St. S.E. (Everett), 425-316-8592. $6. 10 a.m.–noon. Sat., July 24.
Try Rowing Bash The Lake Washington Rowing Club invites aspiring coxswains and their minions to grab an oar and give crew a try. 910 N. Northlake Way, 206-547-1583. $30 (includes a T-shirt). 10 a.m.–1 p.m. Sat., July 24.
All-City Family Day Local history buffs of all ages should enjoy today's presentation at History House of Greater Seattle, where the exhibit "Neighborhoods of Southwest Seattle" will be the basis for a scavenger hunt; a look back at Luna Park, the Coney Island of West Seattle; and a variety of displays and quizzes designed to improve and test the Seattle-history IQ of adults and kids. 790 N. 34th St., 206-675-8875. Free. 2 p.m. Sat., July 24.
Into the Realm of the Ringed Planet Dr. Ron Hobbs of NASA's Jet Propulsion Lab presents a multimedia lecture on the Cassini-Huygens probe, which has passed through the rings of Saturn into its orbit and is transmitting the clearest-ever images of the planet and its moons. Museum of Flight, 9404 E. Marginal Way S., 206-764-5700. $12 for adults, $11 for seniors, $7.50 for youth (5–17). 2 p.m. Sat., July 24.
Hispanic Seafair Food, crafts, and the occasional mariachi band are among the many reasons to attend this Latin fiesta. Seward Park Amphitheater, 5898 Lake Washington Blvd. S., 206-749-5600. Free. 9 a.m.–6 p.m. Sun., July 25.
Tomb with a View Just ask Edgar Lee Masters: The dead tell the most intriguing tales. Listen for their voices during a MOHAI walking tour through Lake View Cemetery, "the final resting place of some of Seattle's most influential people." Lake View Cemetery, 1554 15th Ave. E., 206-324-1126. $20 in advance, $25 on the day of the tour. 2 p.m. Sun., July 25.
Parenting Lecture "Temper Tantrums: Responding When Toddlers Erupt with Anger" is the last in a series of talks on the subject of raising children, co-sponsored by Jewish Family Service. Jewish Community Center, 3801 E. Mercer Way (Mercer Island), 206-232-7115. $15/person, $25/couple. 4–5:30 p.m. Sun., July 25.
Chinatown Seafair Parade Get a glimpse of life across the Pacific at this annual celebration; highlights include a 100-foot Chinese dragon. Parade begins at 10th Avenue South and South Jackson Street, 206-949-4868. Free. 7–9 p.m. Sun., July 25.
Birding the Hotspots of King County This monthly bus trip, organized by the Audubon Society, goes "wherever the birds are." New birdwatchers are welcome. Trip begins at Newport Hills Park & Ride, 5115 113th Pl. S.E. (Bellevue), 425-746-6351. $2. 9 a.m.–noon. Mon., July 26.
National Diabetes Town Hall U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Tommy Thompson brings his traveling panel to Seattle to discuss a disease currently ravaging the nation. Among the panelists: Dr. Francine Kaufman, ex-president of the American Diabetes Association; Dr. Alan Spiegel of the National Institutes of Health; and Nicole Johnson Baker, a former Miss America. Westin Hotel, 1900 Fifth Ave., 206-728-1000. Free. 9 a.m.–noon. Mon., July 26.
Luncheon Forum Former U.S. Sen. Slade Gorton leads a CityClub-sponsored discussion of the 9/11 Commission, on which he served and whose recent findings and recommendations have dominated the headlines. Crowne Plaza Hotel, 1113 Sixth Ave., 206-682-7395. $45. Noon–1:30 p.m. Wed., July 28.
Caring for Your Pet's Health Hosted by South Seattle Community College. Topics to be discussed include exercise, grooming, ear cleaning, and how to administer medication. 6000 16th Ave. S.W., 206-764-5300. $39. 6–9 p.m. Wed., July 28.
Birds of Puget Sound Longtime birdwatcher Bob Morse will use slides and his encyclopedic knowledge to provide an overview of our region's avian activity. Northwest Stream Center, 600 128th St. S.E. (Everett), 425-316-8592. $6. 7–8:30 p.m. Wed., July 28.