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June 15, 2013 at 8:55 AM

Saturday Memo: Grads … dads … dances

Graduation time: Many students will be moving on to new stages of their lives today and that will be marked by graduation ceremonies throughout the region. The biggest will probably be at CenturyLink Field today when the University of Washington holds its 138th commencement exercises. Doors open at 12:30 p.m. The speaker will be Jon Huntsman, former governor of Utah and U.S. ambassador to Singapore and China.

Dancing times: From noon to 9 p.m. today, you can dance at a street fair on Terry Avenue North between Thomas and Republican Streets. Art on the Fly will have a Brazilian carnival samba parade, an Egyptian belly-dancing wedding procession, dance classes and a performance by the Massive Monkees, a break-dance group. It’s free and family friendly.

From 4 to 5 p.m. today, the Seattle Public Library will present “Dancing About Architecture,” a series of modern dance performances by the Sapience Dance Collective. Performances will take place in the Central Library, starting on Level 3. Library patrons can follow the dancers through the building. Performances will be repeated on Sunday from 3 to 4 p.m. and on Monday from noon to 1 p.m.

Don’t snub Dad: If you haven’t done so already, figure out how you are going to surprise your dad tomorrow for Father’s Day. You could take him to a ball game except that all the area pro teams are out of town. The Mariners in Oakland (they won Saturday), the Storm in Connecticut (they lost yesterday), the Reign in Portland, the Tacoma Rainiers in Sacramento, the Everett Aquasox in Spokane and the Sounders off. That leaves Emerald Downs. Thoroughbred races start at 2 p.m. today and Sunday. Check out Scott Hanson’s handicapping in The Times. He might surprise dad with a winner.

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