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Cancer Prevention Tour "Check Your Insides Out" is the Cancer Research and Prevention Foundation's drive to promote cancer education. As part of the interactive traveling exhibit, visitors may experience "a walk-through, 20-foot-long, 8-foot-high colon that shows healthy colon tissue and the various stages of colorectal cancer." South Lake Union Park, 1000 Terry Ave. N., www.checkyourinsidesout.org. Free. 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Wed., June 23-Thurs., June 24. 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Fri., June 25.

Cascade Dialogues The rotating conservation forum resumes in Everett with a luncheon event; on the protection agenda are ranches, farmlands, timberlands, and parks. The Manor, 13032 Admiralty Way (Everett), 206-292-5907, www.cascadedialogues.com. $30. 11:30 a.m.-1 pm. Wed., June 23.

Yoga on the Beach Learn "downward-facing dog" at a free YMCA class. Myrtle Edwards Park, 3130 Alaskan Way W., 206-382-5000. Free. 6-7 p.m. Wed., June 23.

Henry Louis Gates Jr. The Harvard prof talks about recording culture in a lecture sponsored by the World Affairs Council. His latest project is Encarta Africana, a multimedia reference work dealing with African history and art. McCaw Hall, 321 Mercer St., 206-545-6988. $10 for WAC members, $15 for the general public. 7 p.m. Wed., June 23.

Visions of Utopia The Northwest Environmental Education Council is sponsoring tonight's screening of a documentary on intentional communities; Cecile Andrews, creator of Phinney Ridge's EcoVillage Project, will speak at the event. Phinney Neighborhood Association, 6532 Phinney Ave. N., 206-783-2244. Free. 7-8:30 p.m. Wed., June 23.

Generation at Risk KING-TV anchor Jean Enersen interviews local teens about their eating habits and investigates the obesity epidemic in this prime-time report. KING-TV. 8 p.m. Wed., June 23. Airs again: 7 p.m., Fri., June 25, on Northwest Cable News; 9 p.m., Sun., June 27, on KONG-TV.

Tibetan Ritual The Seattle Asian Art Museum hosts lama Gelong Lobsang Choephel, who will re-create a typical Buddhist ceremony in the space occupied by SAAM's "Discovering Buddhist Art: Seeking the Sublime" exhibit. 1400 E. Prospect St., 206-654-3100. $3. 7 p.m. Thurs., June 24.

Family Leadership Day "Weaving the Possibilities" is the theme of this community forum on strengthening inter- and intra-family relationships. Seattle Pacific University (Demaray Hall), 3307 Third. Ave. W., 206-464-6151. $5/person, $6/family (includes lunch). 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Sat., June 26.

Dolly Day Antique dolls and early teddy bears are the focus of this weekend exposition at the Puyallup Fairgrounds. 110 Ninth Ave. S.W. (Puyallup), 253-845-1771. $6 ($8 for a two-day pass). 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Sat., June 26. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sun., June 27.

My Home Planet Earth The new interactive exhibit at the Children's Museum addresses air and water pollution; "Rosie's Treehouse," for example, deals with allergies, while "Mr. Slaptail's House" tackles other physiological effects of a changing environment. 4422 48th Ave. S., 206-441-1768. $7.50. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sat., June 26-Wed., Jan. 5.

Shoreline Arts Festival Juried art shows, photography exhibits, Philippine cultural attractions, children's theater, music, and dance await you at this annual fiesta, currently in its 14th year. Shoreline Center, 18560 First Ave. N.E. (Shoreline), 206-417-4645. Free. 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Sat., June 26. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sun., June 27.

Midsommarfest Skandia Folkdance Society presents a daylong celebration in the Swedish tradition, "with dancing, singing, great Scandinavian food, and the decorating and raising of a 55-foot midsommar pole." St. Edward State Park, 145th Street and Juanita Drive (Kenmore), 206-784-7470. $8 for adults, free for children under 18. 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Sun., June 27.

Brazilian São João Festival "Modeled on a traditional country harvest festival celebrated in Northeastern Brazil," this afternoon-to-evening affair in Renton will feature Brazilian food; music from Maracuja, Eduardo Mendonça, Jovino Santos Neto, et al.; children's games; and free lessons in forro dancing, Brazil's answer to zydeco. Rockin' Horse Dance Barn, 11820 150th Ave. S.E., 425-255-9211. $10 in advance, $12 at the door (free for children under 12). 2-8 p.m. Sun., June 27.

Parenting Lecture "Is My Baby Attached?: The Velcro Syndrome" is the second in a series of talks on the subject of raising children, cosponsored by Jewish Family Service. Jewish Community Center, 3801 E. Mercer Way (Mercer Island), 206-232-7115. $15. 4-5:30 p.m. Sun., June 27.

Jean-David Levitte The French ambassador, who served under two presidents, speaks on "France and the United States in a World Transformed." Sponsored by the World Affairs Council. World Trade Center West (Boeing Dining Room), 2200 Alaskan Way, 206-441-5144. $10. 4:30 p.m. Mon., June 28.

Where Nature Meets Culture New Zealand environmentalist Robina McCurdy speaks on the interface of ecology and human society at a lecture and slide show sponsored by Antioch University. 2326 Sixth Ave., (Room 100), 206-441-5352. Free. 7-9 p.m. Tues., June 29.

Mayor's Small Business Awards Mayor Greg Nickels honors Seattle-area independent businesses at the 20th edition of the yearly awards ceremony. Town Hall, 1119 Eighth Ave., 206-684-4008. $15 (includes refreshments). 5:30-7:30 p.m. Wed., June 30.

 
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