Shouts, Winks, and Weeps

Events of note for the week of June 14-20, 2006.

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Wasteoids Do your part for the environment at this King County Wastemobile event: Get rid of all that household hazardous waste. The Wastemobile accepts pesticides, chlorine bleach, paint products, automotive products, and other household hazardous items. Fred Meyer store, 10201 S.E. 240th St., Kent. (For information, a list of acceptable materials, and limits: 206-296-4692, 10 a.m.–5 p.m. Fri., June 16–Sun., June 18.

Extended Hours The Volunteer Park Conservatory has extended summer hours through Labor Day. It will be open from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily, closing at 3 p.m. on holidays. On the first Thursday and first Saturday of the month, docents will be on hand to answer questions. 206-322-4112, Free.

Photographer's Legacy Phil Webber was a photographer for the Seattle Post-Intelligencer for more than 50 years, and "History Shouts, Winks, and Weeps: The Seattle P-I Photographs of Phil H. Webber" serves as a collection of his best work and a tribute to Webber, who died in March. Museum of History and Industry, 2700 24th Ave. E., 206-324-1126, Through Sept. 4.

World of Fashion At MOHAI, a special exhibit featuring the Theatre de la Mode fashions and sets from post–World War II Paris, plus miniature dolls and full-size couture fashions. Museum of History and Industry, 2700 24th Ave. E., 206-324-1126, Through July 16.

Help for Haiti The Safal Band, featuring Ibrahima Camara, will perform Senegalese music for "Caribbean Fantasy," a fund-raiser for Haitian Health Allies, a nonprofit organization dedicated to improving the lives of children affected by HIV/AIDS in Southeast Haiti. The evening will include a silent auction. Phinney Community Hall, 6532 Phinney Ave. N. Tickets: Florence Shadlen, 206-612-3083, $25. 6 p.m. Thurs., June 15.

Year of the Dog The fourth annual Canine Festival, presented by Sirius for Dogs, is an educational outing with a variety of activities, including dog and obedience shows, a Chinese canine historian, meet-the-breed booths, a canine behaviorist, and demonstrations by various groups including those who train rescue dogs. Sand Point Magnuson Park, Hangar 27, Free. 10 a.m.–5 p.m. Sat., June 17–Sun., June 18.

Who You Gonna Call? Take a guided ghost tour of Capitol Hill (if you dare), highlighting Lake View Cemetery and the Harvard Exit theater, with Sean Young of Seattle Ghost Hunters. Museum of the Mysteries, 623 Broadway Ave. E., 206-328-6499, $10 adults/$8 ages 8–14. 7 p.m. Sat., June 17

Lose That Leash Poochapalooza is an outdoor dog blast during the Marysville Strawberry Festival whose proceeds will fund Marysville's first off-leash dog park. See dogs on the NOAH agility course and the Emerald City K-9 Freestyle Dancers; enter dogs in contests, including Celebrity Look-A-Like; meet Ryan and Brandon from TV's Show Dog Moms and Dads. Asbery Field, Sixth St. and Alder Ave., Marysville. Free. 10 a.m.–5 p.m. Sun., June 18.

When You Die . . . The Northwest Easy Death Tour, A Fundamental Consideration of Life, Death and Ultimate Liberation, promises revelations on the death process based on the spiritual teachings of the Avataric Great Sage Adi Da Samraj. The seminar will address issues such as how to prepare for death, what happens during death, how to overcome the fear of death, and how to support someone who is dying. Seattle Unity Church, 200 Eighth Ave. N., 206-527-2751, $10. 7:30–9:30 p.m. Mon., June 19.

Fiction Attention Novelist and short-story writer Matt Briggs will discuss "How Can Fiction Compete With Blogs and Reality TV?" at the Field's End Writers' Roundtable. Bainbridge Public Library, 1270 Madison Ave.,, Free. 7–8:30 p.m. Tues., June 20.

Whither Journalism? Victor S. Navasky will consider journalism, the future of opinion journalism, and press protection as part of Foolproof's American Voices Series. Navasky won the National Book Award for Naming Names and was editor of The Nation for 30 years. His new book is A Matter of Opinion. Seattle Town Hall, 1119 Eighth Ave. Tickets: 206-325-2993, $10/$5 members, students, seniors. 7:30 p.m. Thurs., June 22.

Words Come Alive Jane Jones and Myra Platt, co–artistic directors of Book-It Repertory Theatre, will read from Dorothy Allison's Bastard Out of Carolina, Frank O'Connor's "The Drunkard," and Dickens' A Tale of Two Cities during Short Stories Live! Town Hall, 1119 Eighth Ave. Various prices. 4 p.m. Sun., June 18.

Neighbors Against Global Warming The Greenwood/Phinney Neighbors Fighting Global Warming will meet to develop a pledge and discuss activities to decrease greenhouse gas emissions. Greenwood Library, 8016 Greenwood Ave. N. For info: Cecile, 206-782-1152, 6:30–7:45 p.m. Mon., June 19.

Go Skateboarding Did you know that skateboarding has an official holiday? The Go Skateboarding Day Web site allows skateboarders around the world to list holiday events designed for raising awareness, fund-raising, and just plain fun. June 21.

Garden Questions? Let the experts answer your questions, and bring plant samples for identification or diagnosis at Master Gardener Clinics. Windmill Gardens, 5816 162nd Ave. E., 253-863-5843, Free. 10 a.m.–2 p.m. Saturdays in June and July.

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