WASHINGTON STATE APPLE BLOSSOM FESTIVAL--Wenatchee's hard-partying celebration of the fruit of temptation offers up juried arts, street rod car shows, and the ever-popular apple-cheeked Beauty Pageant. Wenatchee, Eastern Washington, 509-662-3616, through May 3, most events free.

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AUTO RACING--Thunder, Sky Valley, and Lightning stock cars rev it up every Friday through August. It's loud, it's stinky, and it's sexy as all get-out. Evergreen State Fairgrounds, Monroe, 425-259-5861, 7-10:30 pm, $8 adult.

WORLDFEST--Ethnic music and dance shakes up Northgate Mall. Northgate Mall, 362-4777, Fri-Sat 10 am-9:30 pm, Sun 11 am-6 pm, free.

YAKIMA VALLEY SPRING BARREL TASTING--Sip and spit through more than 25 wineries. Yakima Valley, along I-82, 800-258-7270, 10 am-5 pm through Sunday, free.


GREENWOOD GARAGE SALE DAY--Junk rats rejoice: garage sales and flamesea markets with over 130 participants. Stop by the Phinney Neighborhood Association parking lot for flamesea market and map to garage sales. Phinney Neighborhood Center, 6532 Phinney Ave N, 783-2244, all day, free.


PADDLE FEST--Learn the right way to dunk your oar at this day-long kayak and canoe demonstration. Stan Sayres Memorial Park, Lake Washington Blvd at 46th St S, 246-9385, 9 am-4 pm, $10.

N.W. SCOOTER ENTHUSIASTS MONTHLY RIDE-- Travel the backroads on those tiny wheels with others of your kind. Shanty Cafe, 350 Elliott Ave W, 329-7808, 9 am, free.


EDIBLE LANDSCAPING--It's a yard, it's a kitchen. Learn all about herbs and other plants you can eat. Phinney Neighborhood Center, 6532 Phinney Ave N, 783-2244 to register, 7-9 pm, $12.