Editor's note: This story has been updated to include the correct park for Saturday's SaturPlay event.
1. Skateboard fiesta
Skateboarding fans will want to visit the Weightless Skate Fiesta , an event Saturday at Kellogg Skate Park downtown. Put on by Weightless Extreme Sports Apparel, the event will feature music, a cookout, raffles and a skate show starting at 2 p.m. featuring professional skaters from around the Midwest. Skate boarders also can compete in beginner, semi-pro and pro levels. Registration is at noon, and semi-pro and pro skaters will pay a $15 entry fee.
2. Ride for the Red
The local Red Cross will put on its big annual fundraiser, Ride for the Red , a poker run/motorcycle rally that draws more than 600 participants. The event will start at 8 a.m. Saturday at the Red Cross parking lot, 1900 E. Douglas, followed by a 100-mile road trip. Participants collect poker chips at stops along the way, and the person with the best hand at the end of the day wins a trip to Las Vegas. Registration is $20 if completed by today at www.wichitarideforthered.org or $25 Saturday morning at the event. Active military personnel will receive a free registration. For more information, call 316-219-4000.
3. Animals in Law Enforcement
Exploration Place at 300 N. McLean is putting on a two-day demonstration called Animals in Law Enforcement , focusing on the work done by members of the Wichita Police Department K-9 Unit, Mounted Unit and more. The event is from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and from 1 to 3 p.m. Sunday. Visitors must pay regular Exploration Place admission to see the indoor demonstrations. Outdoor events are free. For a complete lineup of demonstrations, visit www.exploration.org.
The Wichita Park and Recreation Department is putting on a series of four family outdoor activity events in June and July. The first outdoor activity event, known as SaturPlay , will be from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at Buffalo Park, 10201 Hardtner. It's a free event that will include races, obstacle courses, parachute games, jump roping and an imagination station. For more information, visit www.wichita.gov.