SEATTLE — 1. Paws for a Cause

When: Saturday, May 18, 11 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.

Where: Juanita Beach Park

Enjoy the weekend by getting some exercise and spending the day with your dog! Seattle Forever Buffs are organizing a packed day dedicated to raising funds for the American Cancer Society. 

There will be a 5k race, agility courses and costume contests for your pet. Don't worry if you don't have a pet, there will be plenty of entertainment for people and dogs alike.

2. Giving Back to the Future

When: Saturday, May 18, 6 p.m. - 9 p.m.

Where: Atlas Kitchen & Lounge

Looking for some Saturday night plans? Star Tech Global Academy is hosting a silent auction and raffle at the Atlas Kitchen & Lounge. The goal is to raise funds for the nonprofit program “The Coder’s Club,” which works to foster interest in STEM education among at-risk youth. Tickets run from $20-25, and includes complimentary food, one drink, two raffle tickets and access to the auction.

3. Volunteer Forest Restoration Party

When: Saturday, May 18, 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Where: 5200 35th Avenue SW

For those with a green thumb, Delridge Neighborhood Development Association is looking for volunteers to help revitalize a bit of urban forest. Volunteers will remove invasive weeds and plant native species with the pleasant sounds of live music to help keep them going. Make sure to register if interested.

4. Barry’s Bootcamp

When: Sunday, May 19, 1:15 p.m. - 2:20 p.m.

Where: Barry’s Seattle

Fitness lovers may be interested in Barry’s Bootcamp this Sunday. Partnering with Girl Up, Barry’s is hosting a boot camp for their high-intensity workout program for anyone ages 15 or older.  Attendees can donate on a sliding scale to secure their spot in the camp while also contributing to the fight against global gender inequality.

5. Kent International Festival

When: Saturday, May 18, 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Where: Access ShoWare Center

Kent International Festival is looking for more volunteers to help with this annual event. For the past eleven years, Kent International Festival has brought together a community of people from the Kent area to share art, food, and music from their own cultures. Volunteers can help in several ways, from setting up the booths to working the snack bar. Shifts can range from two to four hours at a time. Visit their website to sign-up.

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