For anyone from the casual fitness enthusiast to the hardcore weightlifter, the dog days of summer are a great time to improve that muscle tone or shed some excess that may have accumulated staying indoors during Seattle’s rainy spring season.
Pet spaying/neutering: 8 a.m. June 27. Sign in: 6:30 a.m. The Spay Station, a mobile spay and neuter clinic, will offer free or low-cost services to pet owners. Microchipping also available. Safeway, 20711 Bothell-Everett Highway, Bothell. 360-793-7729 or www.pasadosafehaven.org/SPAYSTATION/spay_station.htm.
“Pets and the People Who Love Them” Pet Adoption/Supply Drive: 1-4 p.m. June 21. Features pet photographs, pet blessing, pet clothing on sale, contests and food. Attendees asked to bring donations for Homeward Pet Adoption Center and Animal Clinic of Bothell. Riverside East Retirement and Assisted Living, 10315 E. Riverside Drive, Bothell. 425-481-1976 or www.villageconcepts.com.
Bothel resident Jeff Stern is proof that pinball fanatics aren’t always interested in high scores.
Sometimes, their fascination is just as much about the machines themselves.
And why not? The bling-blanging contraptions are something to behold with all their flashing lights, loopty loops, and pop-culture artwork.