Tax workshop, on state excise taxes, deductions, tax incentives and more, for new and small-business owners, presented by Washington State Dept. of Revenue, on Wednesday, July 11, 1-4 p. m. Free. 2101 Fourth Ave., Suite 1400. Register, www.dor.wa.govor (206) 727-5300.
City Business Casual, sponsored by Office of Economic Development, on Thursday, July 12, 5-7 p. m. (second Thursday). (206) 684-8090.
League of Women Voters of Seattle-King County candidates forums: 36th and 46th Legislative Districts, on Thursday, July 12, 7 p. m. Also, social time, 6:30 p. m. Seattle First Baptist Church, 1111 Harvard Ave.; 11th Legislative District (South Seattle), on Wednesday, July 18, 7 p. m. Also, social time, 6:30 p. m. Renton Library, 100 MillAve. S.,Renton. www.vote411.org
Goodwill community open house, on new Job Training & Education Center and Administrative Support Services Building, with tours, children’s activities and more, on Saturday, July 14, 10 a. m.-2 p. m. 1400 S. Lane St.
Seafair Milk Carton Derby, on Saturday, July 14, 10 a. m.-4 p. m. Green Lake. www.seafair.com.
Seattle Tilth’s Chicken Coop & Urban Farm Tour, with more than 50 families’ homes on self-guided tour, on Saturday, July 14, 10 a. m.-4 p. m. $5/$12. www.seattletilth.org.
Ballard SeafoodFest, on Saturday, July 14, 11 a. m.-9 p. m. and Sunday, July 15, 11 a. m.-7 p. m. www.seafoodfest.org.
Dragon Fest 2012, with dancing, drumming, martial arts demonstrations, $2 food walk, and more, sponsored by Chinatown-International District Business Improvement Association, on Saturday, July 14, Noon-8 p. m. and Sunday, July 15, Noon-6 p. m. www.SeattleDragonFest.com.
Summer Splendor guided nature walk, for families with children age 5 and older, on Saturday, July 14, 1-2:30 p. m. Free; limited to 25 people. Seward Park Environmental & Audubon Center, 5902 Lake Washington Blvd. S. (206) 652-2444.
Friends of Seattle’s Olmstead Parks walking tour: Jefferson Park, on Saturday, July 14, 1-3 p. m. Meet at gatehouse in center of park, 4165 16thAve. S. www.jeffersonparkjubilee.com.
McCaw Hall public tours, on July 17, Noon-1 p. m. Free. Seattle Center grounds. Register, (206) 733-9725.
Tri-chamber summer BBQ and wine tasting, sponsored by Greater University, Fremont and Wallingford chambers of commerce, on Tuesday, July 17, 6-8 p. m. Free; donations welcome. University House, Wallingford, 4400 Stone Way N. Reservations, (206) 632-0645.
Mayor’s Office for Senior Citizens Coffee Hour, on “Scams that Target Seniors and Identity Theft,” on July 19, 10-11 a. m. Central Building, 810 Third Ave. (206) 684-0500 or www.seattle.gov/seniors.
Public meeting, on proposed SODO arena, presented by Metropolitan King County Council and Seattle City Council, on July 19, 5:30 p. m. Also, sign-up, 5 p. m. Seattle City Hall’s Bertha Knight Landes room, 600 Fourth Ave., first floor.
Life-jacket sales, for children age 1-14, on July 21, 10 a. m.-2 p. m. $20/$30. Evans Pool, 7201 E. Green Lake Drive N. Diane, (206) 684-7440.
Cool City Pets adoptathon, featuring such small animals as hamsters, gerbils, rabbits, guinea pets, rats and mice, on July 21, Noon-3 p. m. $5-$25. Seattle Animal Shelter, 2061 15th Ave. W.
Pike Place Market Express, with fresh-from-the-farm wares: Tuesdays, 10 a. m.-2 p. m., through September. City Hall, Fourth Ave., between James and Cherry streets; Thursdays, 10:30 a. m.-2:30 p. m., through September. South Lake Union, 410TerryAve. N.
Seattle Free Walking Tours, of Pike Place Market, Post Alley, Pioneer Square and waterfront, on weekdays/weekends, 11 a. m. and 2 p. m. Donations welcome. Meet at Victor Steinbrueck Park, 2000 Western Ave. www.seattlefreewalkingtours.org.
Helping People Succeed in English, for students with basic English skills and understanding who want more improvement. Flexible schedule. Free. Beacon Hill. Appointment, 323-3625.
Century Ballroom Flea Market, on Saturdays, 11 a. m.-3 p. m. Century Ballroom, Odd Fellows Building, 915 E. Pine St., second floor.
Born This Way Kafe, for urban queer teens age 13-19, with spoken word, music, games, food and more, on Fridays, 5-9 p. m. Cal Anderson Park Shelterhouse, 1635 11th Ave. Randy Wiger, (206) 883-6110.