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The Today File

Your guide to the latest news from around the Northwest

June 1, 2013 at 9:15 AM

Saturday Memo: J.P. Patches … Crossfit games … warmer weather

J.P. Patches: North 34th Street between Fremont Avenue and Troll Avenue gets a new name at 10:45 this morning when Mayor Mike McGinn, Councilmember Jean Godden and Pat Cashman join Christina Frost to honor her grandfather, Chris Wedes, who for years was known in the Seattle area as J.P.Patches, a TV children’s show host and entertainer. They will be gathered at the History House, 790 N. 34th St.

Making muscles: The Kent ShoWare Center will be filled today with people lifting weights, climbing ropes and other stuff Crossfit enthusiasts do to make their muscles bigger and stronger. It’s the Crossfit regional competition for eight states. The winners go on to the Crossfit games — sort of the Olympics of Crossfit — in July. You don’t need to get up a sweat;  you can go and just watch.

A new month: If you’ve looked at your calendar today, you’ll see that the year has slipped into June, when summer is supposed to start in a few weeks. The weather is getting warmer with temperatures in the 70s in the coming week. June is also Gay Pride Month, and a Pride Flag will be raised for the first time ever at Seattle City Hall today at  3:30 p.m.

Don’t blink: Or you’ll miss Kenny Chesney tonight at CenturyLink Field.

On Sunday: Organizers for the Komen Puget Sound Race for the Cure  are anticipating roughly 9,000 participants on Sunday. That’s 500 more than last year. Events start at 7 a.m. at the Seattle Center.

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Click to see a larger map of Seattle Center.

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Click to see a larger map of the race route.

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