Bosnia, Bastille, and Blooms

July 6-12, 2005.

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Pioneer Square Audio Tours Rent an MP3 player from the Pioneer Square Community Association's Information Kiosk and enjoy a 45-minute self-guided tour through the historic neighborhood. South Main Street and Occidental Avenue South, 206-667-0687. $5. 10 a.m.–4 p.m. daily. Throughout the year.

Home and Garden Class The Phinney Neighborhood Association's summer series begins with "Installation and Maintenance of Irrigation Systems." Phinney Neighborhood Center, 6532 Phinney Ave. N., 206-783-2244. $25 ($20 PNA members). 7–9 p.m. Wed., July 6.

Information Session Learn about Global Citizen Journey, a service organization that deploys volunteers to developing nations for humanitarian projects. Third Place Commons, 17171 Bothell Way N.E. (Lake Forest Park), 206-789-8697. Free. 7–8:30 p.m. Wed., July 6.

Business Seminar Consultant Maria Marsala, a former Wall Street trader, shares tips on constructing the perfect business plan in a talk hosted by KeyBank. 353 N.E. Northgate Way, 206-417-1396. Free. 6–8 p.m. Thurs., July 7.

Centennial Summerfest A visual art show and wine tasting are at the heart of this festival, sponsored by the Kirkland Arts Center. Marina Park, 25 Lake Shore Plaza (Kirkland), 425-822-7161. Wine tasting: $15 ($10 advance). 4–9 p.m. Fri., July 8. 10 a.m.–8 p.m. Sat., July 9. 10 a.m.–6 p.m. Sun., July 10.

Love Welcomes All Kathy Reim of PFLAG, University of Washington psych professor Doug Haldeman, and other panelists critically examine the ideas of Focus on the Family head Dr. James Dobson, who has stated that "homosexuality is preventable and treatable." Sponsored by PFLAG. Newport Presbyterian Church, 4010 120th Ave. S.E. (Bellevue), www.lovewelcomesall-wa.org. $30. 8:30 a.m.–5:30 p.m. Sat., July 9.

Basketball Clinic Shooting coach Tom Norland teaches kids 11 and up how to sink three-pointers, short jumpers from the key, etc. Loyal Heights Community Center, 2101 N.W. 77th St., 206-684-4052. $70 per session (includes instructional video). 9 a.m.–1 p.m. Sat., July 9. 2:30–6:30 p.m. Sat., July 9. 1–5 p.m. Sun., July 10.

SAF Neighborhood Tour The Seattle Architectural Foundation's summer tour series continues with "Millionaires, Mansions, and Moore," a guided stroll through the ritzy northeast sector of Capitol Hill. (Preregistration is required!)Call 206-667-9184 for starting location. $20. 9 a.m.–noon. Sat., July 9.

Bainbridge in Bloom The yearly garden tour is a chance to see some of the area's most beautiful private gardens, chat with other enthusiasts, meet professional garden photographers, take in a few lectures, and go home with some new plants to nurture. Bainbridge High School, 9330 N.E. High School Rd. (Bainbridge Island), 206-219-3182. $30 ($14 children 4 to 12). 10 a.m.–5 p.m. Sat., July 9–Sun., July 10.

Beach Naturalist Program Take a good look at the flora and fauna of the marine ecosystem during a beach visit led by trained volunteers. Participating beaches in Seattle: Lincoln Park (8011 Fauntleroy Way S.W.), Carkeek Park (950 N.W. Carkeek Park Rd.), Golden Gardens (8498 Seaview Pl. N.W.), and South Alki Beach (1702 Alki Ave. S.W.). Call 206-296-8359 for more info. Free. Noon–3 p.m. Sat., July 9. 12:30–3:30 p.m. Sun., July 10.

Rowing Clinic The Cascade Women Masters Crew hosts a session that covers the basics and includes breakfast. Pocock Rowing Center, 3320 Fuhrman Ave. E., 206-794-4497. $55. 7–11 a.m. Sun., July 10.

Bastille Day Celebrate French independence with jazz from Seattle's French sister city, Nantes, as well as gypsy melodies from locals Pearl Django, authentic Gallic chow from acclaimed chef Thierry Rautureau (of Madison Park's Rover's), all manner of traditional dance, French-themed visual art, and more. Seattle Center (Center House, Grounds, Mural Amphitheatre), 305 Harrison St., 206-684-7366. Free. 11 a.m.–6 p.m. Sun., July 10.

Synchronicity Independent presses converge to hawk their wares, including esoteric journals and zines. Crocodile Cafe, 2200 Second Ave., 206-329-1006. Free. Noon–4 p.m. Sun., July 10.

Commemoration and Vigil Sponsored by local human-rights groups, this event remembers the worst European war crime since World War II: 8,000 Muslims killed in the Serb nationalist assault on Srebrenica during the three-year conflict in Bosnia and Herzegovina. A candlelight vigil follows the screening of a documentary on the incident and talks by members of the local Bosnian community. UW Savery Hall (Room 239), 206-285-2154. Free. 7 p.m. Sun., July 10.

Film Screening In the documentary Another Road Home, Israeli filmmaker Danae Elon searches for the Palestinian man who acted as her surrogate father. Historic Lynwood Theater, 4569 Lynwood Center Rd. (Bainbridge Island), 206-842-0985. $6. 7:30 p.m. Sun., July 10.

Youth Computer Course "How to Build a Wicked Cool PC" leads off Shoreline Community College's summer series for kids 13 to 17. 17171 Bothell Way N.E. (Lake Forest Park), 206-533-6700. $239. 10 a.m.–4 p.m. Mon., July 11–Thurs., July 14.

First Hill Historic House Tour See how the other half lived at a guided tour of two turn-of-the-century homes: the Stimson-Green Mansion and the Henry Dearborn House, both emblematic of First Hill's swanky past. Sponsored by Historic Seattle. Henry Dearborn House, 1117 Minor Ave., 206-622-6952. $10 ($8 Historic Seattle and Washington Trust members). 1–2:30 p.m. Tues., July 12.

World War II Lecture Series Former University of Washington history professor Otis Pease asks (and presumably answers) the question: "American Veterans of World War II: A Special Generation?" UW Kane Hall (Room 130), 206-543-0540. $15 ($12 UWAA members, $5 UW students). 6:30–8:30 p.m. Tues., July 12.

SH!TSTORM "An oasis of honest discussion in the desert of vacuous symposia and conferences," this community forum on the arts in Seattle, the first in a quarterly series, addresses the idea that local arts organizations "must be allowed to die with dignity" so that newer, more vital ones may rise. Rendezvous, 2322 Second Ave., www.shitstormseattle.org. Free. 7 p.m. Tues., July 12.

Health Lecture At Gilda's Club, oncology social workers Leah deRoulet and Susan Everly address the impact of cancer symptoms and treatment on a patient's body image and sexuality. RSVP required. 1400 Broadway Ave., 206-709-1400. Free. 7–8:30 p.m. Wed., July 13.

Home and Garden Class The Phinney Neighborhood Association's summer series continues with "Water Conservation for the Homeowner," taught by environmental consultant Michael Laurie. Phinney Neighborhood Center, 6532 Phinney Ave. N., 206-783-2244. $25 ($20 PNA members). 7–9 p.m. Wed., July 13.

 
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