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March 30, 2013 at 9:38 AM

Saturday Memo: Easter weekend weather … Cheryl Chow … Central District shooting

Sunshine this weekend: High temperatures across Puget Sound will be in the low to mid-60s today, with a chance of 70 degrees Sunday. We won’t be close to beating any temperature records, though. The record high for March 30 is 72 degrees (set in 1995), and 75 degrees for March 31 (set in 1987). Read our weather story here.

Speaking of sun … we’ve created a list of 37 outdoor events that are happening this weekend. You’ll find more than a few walks (of the bird, wildlife and dog variety) and Easter-egg hunts galore.

Cheryl Chow

Cheryl Chow, an educator and former member of the Seattle City Council and Seattle School Board, died Friday at the age of 66. Ms. Chow, who was diagnosed with central-nervous-system lymphoma, married her partner of 10 years on March 16, and called her decision to come out last year “her last crusade.” Read her obituary here.

Central District shooting: The man who was shot Friday evening in Seattle’s Central District has died. The suspect walked up to the victim, who was hanging out with friends in front of a residence, shot him several times and then ran to a waiting car. Police are investigating.

A bite, literally: The edible book festival is today from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Third Place Commons in Lake Forest Park. Last year’s event included “Anne of Green Bagels,” “Challah-ver’s Twist” and “Lord of the Fries.” See a roundup of other under-the-radar activities this weekend.

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