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A detailed, categorized calendar of events all over Seattle and Western Washington, April 6-12, 2012.

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Animal events

Urban Livestock classes

SAT How to raise city ducks, 10 a.m. Saturday; goats, 2 p.m. Saturday, Seattle Tilth Association, 4649 Sunnyside Ave. N., Seattle; $25-$40, preregister (206-633-0451 or seattletilth.org).

Moose Mania at Northwest Trek

SAT-SUN Celebrate, learn about and see moose, 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, Northwest Trek Wildlife Park, 11610 Trek Drive E., Eatonville; $8-$17 (360-837-6117 or www.nwtrek.org/).

"Cats" Supports Woodland Park Zoo

ONGOING The musical "Cats," at the Paramount Theatre April 17-22, partners with the zoo to raise money for the Tiger Exhibit; $10 donation to the zoo for tickets to select performances (www.bit.ly/ZooCats.

Benefits

Sexy Syrah

WED Taste syrah from Northwest wineries, with food; proceeds benefit FareStart, 6 p.m. Wednesday, Salty's on Alki Beach Seafood Grill, 1936 Harbor Ave. S.W., Seattle; $45, by reservation (206-267-6213 or getinvolved.farestart.org/sexysyrah).

Walk MS

PLAN AHEAD National Multiple Sclerosis Society, Greater Northwest Chapter, walks supports research and local programs for people with MS; Snohomish County (Tulalip), Olympia, Bellingham, Bainbridge Island, Kitsap and South Sound April 14; University of Washington, Seattle, April 15; free, suggested minimum donation $50 (www.nationalmssociety.org/chapters/WAS/index.aspx).

Biking

Ride to West Seattle/Alki

FRI Cascade Bicycle Club 25-mile, leisurely paced, street and trail ride with lunch stop, senior and new/slower-paced riders welcome; steady rain cancels, 10 a.m. Friday, Gas Works Park, 2101 N. Northlake Way, Seattle (www.cascade.org).

Birding

Birding Basics: 101

SAT Field identification, binocular and scope selection, walk through the park learning to spot and identify birds, for ages 10 and older, 8 a.m. Saturday, Seward Park Audubon Center, 5902 Lake Washington Blvd. S., Seattle; $3-$5 (206-652-2444 or www.brownpapertickets.com/event/214529).

Discovery Park Bird Tour

SAT Walk to look for park birds, bring binoculars if you have them, 8 a.m. Saturday, Discovery Park, 3801 W. Government Way, Seattle; $3, preregister (206-386-4236 or www.seattle.gov/parks).

Dance

Dance for women

FRI Women of Wisdom Qi Gong warm-up and free-form dancing for women, 8 p.m. Friday, Standing Stone Healing and Arts, 943 N. 89th St., Seattle; $5 (www.womenofwisdom.org).

Skandia Family Dance

FRI Pizza, salad while supplies last, kids' Scandinavian-themed craft activities, 6 p.m.; family dance with instruction, 7 p.m.; regular dance with live music, 8 p.m. Friday, Cedar Valley Grange, 20526 52nd Ave. W., Lynnwood; $7-$10, kids free (206-784-7470 or www.skandia-folkdance.org).

Emerald City Contra Dance

FRI Beginners' workshop, 7 p.m., dance to live music with caller; don't wear perfume or other scented products, 7:30 p.m. Friday, Phinney Neighborhood Center, 6532 Phinney Ave. N., Seattle; $5-$8 (206-440-9839 or seattledance.org/contra/emerald.city.html).

Seattle Balkan Dancers

FRI Balkan line dancing, partner not required, 8:30 p.m. Friday, Russian Community Center, 704 19th Ave. E., Seattle; $5-$15 (425-883-0332 or www.seattlebalkandancers.org).

Scottish Ceilidh

SAT Simple Scottish dances suitable for first-time dancers, 8 p.m. Saturday, University Friends Center, 4001 Ninth Ave. N.E., Seattle; $5-$10 (www.rscds-seattle.org/).

Dance to Swingin' in the Rain

SAT Live music dance and predance lesson, singles and couples welcome, 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Swedish Cultural Center, 1920 Dexter Ave. N., Seattle; $15 (206-781-1238 or www.nwdance.net).

Yoga Rave

SAT Rave with yoga, meditation, dance and live-music, alcohol-free, proceeds benefit The Art of Living Foundation, 8 p.m. Saturday, Bellevue Arts Museum, 510 Bellevue Way N.E., Bellevue; $15-$100 (yogarave.org/us/).

Easter/Spring events

Teen flashlight Egg Hunt, Van Asselt

FRI Bring flashlight for indoor hunt, 6:30 p.m. Friday, Van Asselt Community Center, 2820 S. Myrtle St., Seattle; free (206-386-1921).

Teen flashlight Egg Hunt, Jefferson

FRI For ages 11-17, bring flashlight, 8 p.m. Friday, Jefferson Community Center, 3801 Beacon Ave. S., Seattle; free (206-684-7481).

Adults-Only Egg Hunt

FRI Bring a flashlight, for ages 18 and older, register 7 p.m., hunt 8 p.m. Friday, Evergreen Playfield, 22205 56th Ave. W., Mountlake Terrace; $7 (425-678-8340 or www.facebook.com/AdultOnlyEasterEggHunt).

Spring Egg Hunts,

The Children's Museum

FRI-SUN Kids hunt for plastic eggs, receive small prize bag, 8:30 a.m. Friday-Sunday, The Children's Museum, Seattle Center; $3-$4 per child in addition to museum admission ($7.50) or membership, reservations required (thechildrensmuseum.org).

Easter Bunny Photos,

Northgate Mall

FRI-SAT Easter Bunny visits with children, 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Friday-Saturday, Northgate Mall, 401 N.E. Northgate Way, Seattle; free (www.facebook.com/NorthgateMallSeattle).

Easter Experience Egg Hunt, Redmond

FRI-SUN Easter egg candy hunts for ages 2 through 12, Easter character friends, 6:15 p.m. Friday, 5:15 p.m. Saturday, 12:30 p.m. Sunday, Washington Cathedral, 12300 Woodinville-Redmond Road N.E., Redmond; free (425-869-5433 or www.wacathedral.org).

Easter weekend, Crystal Mountain

FRI-SUN Craft party Friday, Easter egg hunt and bonfire, Saturday; ride the gondola to sunrise Easter service Sunday, Alta Crystal Resort, Crystal Mountain (www.altacrystalresort.com).

Bunny Bounce and Easter Treats for animals, Woodland Park Zoo

SAT Egg hunts for ages 1-8, crafts, zoo programs, 9:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday; Easter-themed treats for animals, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, Woodland Park Zoo, 5500 Phinney Ave. N., Seattle; $8.50-$11.50 (206-548-2500 or www.zoo.org).

Egg Hunt, Cal Anderson Park

SAT Egg hunt for ages 11 and younger, 10 a.m. Saturday, Cal Anderson Park, 1635 11th Ave, Seattle; free (www.seattle.gov/parks).

Egg Hunt, Laurelhurst

SAT Egg hunt for ages 12 and younger, arrive by 9:45 a.m., doughnuts and coffee fundraiser, 10 a.m. Saturday, Laurelhurst Park, 4544 N.E. 41st St., Seattle; free with canned food-bank donation (206-684-7529 or www.seattle.gov/parks).

Egg Hunt, Queen Anne

SAT Children's egg hunt, 10 a.m. Saturday, Queen Anne Community Center, 1901 First Ave. W, Seattle; free (206-386-4240 or www.seattle.gov/parks).

Egg Hunt, Meadowbrook

SAT For ages 11 and younger, 10 a.m. Saturday, Meadowbrook Community Center, 10517 35th Ave. N.E., Seattle; free (www.seattle.gov/parks).

Egg Hunt, Yesler

SAT For ages 11 and younger, 10 a.m. Saturday, Yesler Community Center, 917 E. Yesler Way, Seattle; free (206-386-1245 or www.seattle.gov/parks).

Egg Hunt, Ballard

SAT Candy hunt for ages 10 and younger, 10 a.m. Saturday, Ballard Community Center, 6020 28th Ave. N.W., Seattle; free with canned food-bank donation (206-684-4093 or www.seattle.gov/parks).

Spring Bunny Trail,

Ravenna-Eckstein

SAT Egg and prize hunt for ages 12 and younger, 10 a.m. Saturday, Ravenna-Eckstein Community Center, 6535 Ravenna Ave. N.E., Seattle; free (206-684-7534).

Egg Hunt, International District/Chinatown and Rainier

SAT For ages 11 and younger, 10 a.m. Saturday, International District/Chinatown Community Center, 719 Eighth Ave. S., Seattle (206-233-0042); and 10 a.m. Saturday, Rainier Community Center, 4600 38th Ave. S., Seattle, free (206-386-1919).

Egg Hunt and Pancake

Breakfast, Van Asselt

SAT Egg hunt for ages 2-8, 10 a.m. Saturday, free; pancake breakfast, 10-11:30 a.m., $3/person, Van Asselt Community Center, 2820 S. Myrtle St., Seattle (206-386-1921 or www.seattle.gov/parks).

Egg Hunt and Pancake Social, Jefferson

SAT Pancake social, 9 a.m.-noon, egg hunt for ages 10 and younger, 9 a.m. Saturday, Jefferson Community Center, 3801 Beacon Ave. S., Seattle; egg hunt free; breakfast $4/pancakes only, $5/pancakes and sausage, $6/pancakes, sausage, eggs (206-684-7481).

West Seattle All Ages Spring Egg Hunt and Festival

SAT Egg hunt for all ages, carnival games, bouncy toys, entertainment including Caspar Babypants, 11:30 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, Southwest Athletics Complex, 2801 S.W. Thistle St., Seattle; $3/advance, $5/day of event (www.seattle.gov/parks).

Easter at Crossroads

SAT Easter Bunny photos, music by Creme Tangerine, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Crossroads Bellevue shopping center, 15600 N.E. Eighth St., Bellevue; free (425-644-1111).

Muppet Easter Party

SAT Radio Disney music, games, prizes, craft activities, 1 p.m. Saturday, Marketplace Factoria, 4092 Factoria Mall S.E., Bellevue; free (marketplaceatfactoria.com).

Easter Egg Scramble, Kirkland

SAT Kids' hunt for Easter treats; coffee and hot chocolate, breakfast reservations available, 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Woodmark Hotel on Lake Washington, 1200 Carillon Point, Kirkland; free (425-889-0303 or eastereggscramble.eventbrite.com).

Hop Around the Village

SAT Candy filled eggs from the Easter Bunny, games, story time, craft projects, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, Country Village, 23732 Bothell-Everett Highway, Bothell; free (www.countryvillagebothell.com).

Eggstravaganza, Redmond

SAT Egg hunt, 10 a.m., arts and crafts, Mr. Bunny photos, 9 a.m. Saturday, Redmond City Hall, 15670 N.E. 85th St., Redmond; free (425-556-2395 or www.redmond.gov/ParksRecreation/Events/).

Easter EggStravanganza at Gilman Village

SAT Visit merchants for Easter egg treats, meet the Easter Bunny, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, Gilman Village, 317 N.W. Gilman Blvd., Issaquah; free (425-392-9680 or www.gilmanvillage.com).

Egg Hunt, Richmond Beach

SAT Shoreline Firefighters Association egg hunt for children by age group, 1 p.m. Saturday, Richmond Beach Saltwater Park, 2021 N.W. 197th St., Shoreline; free (206-801-2600 or www.shorelinewa.gov/parks).

Egg Hunt, Renton

SAT King's Chapel Seattle hosts hunt with thousands of eggs and prizes, meet the Easter Bunny, sections for ages 3 and younger, 4-6, 7 and older, noon Saturday, Renton Community Center, 1715 Maple Valley Highway, Renton; free (425-306-4991).

Egg Hunt, Des Moines

SAT Bring baskets, 10 a.m. Saturday, Grace Lutheran Church of Des Moines, 22975 24th Ave. S., Des Moines; free (206-878-2460 or www.gotgrace.com).

Egg Hunt, Kent Station

SAT Scavenger hunt for ages 12 and younger, 10 a.m.-noon; hunt for eggs with candy and prizes, ages 3 and younger, 11 a.m., ages 4-6, 11:30 a.m. Saturday, Kent Station, 417 Ramsay Way, Kent; free (www.kentstation.com).

Egg Hunt, Tacoma

SAT Easter egg hunt for ages 11 and younger, bounce houses, 10 a.m. Saturday, Wright Park, 501 S. I St., Tacoma; free (253-365-2553 or ncctacoma.org/).

Snohomish Easter Parade

SAT Easter Bunny leads parade, 11 a.m. Saturday, First Street, Snohomish; Easter Bonnet Contest, no age limit, pets welcome, 10 a.m. Saturday, downtown Snohomish (360-568-2526 or www.cityofsnohomish.com).

Kids Club: Easter Fun, Marysville

SAT Egg hunt, visit by the Easter Bunny, kids plant radishes to take home, 11 a.m. Saturday, The Plant Farm, 15022 Twin Lakes Ave. N.E., Marysville; free, preregister (360-652-3351 or www.theplantfarm.com/).

Mt. Rainier Scenic Railroad Easter Express

SAT Train to Easter egg hunt at Mineral Lake, 10 a.m., 12:45 and 3 p.m. Saturday, Mount Rainier Scenic Railroad, 54124 Mountain Highway E., Elbe; $21-$26 by reservation (888-783-2611 or www.mrsr.com).

Easter Brunch Cruise

SUN Brunch buffet, music, Easter egg hunt for young children, Easter Bunny, noon Sunday, Argosy Cruises, Pier 55 and 56, Seattle; $25-$59 (206-623-1445 or www.argosycruises.com).

Easter Brunch Cruise

SUN Brunch buffet on cruise of Lake Union and Lake Washington, 11 a.m. Sunday, Waterways Cruises, 2441 N. Northlake Way, Seattle; $62 (206-223-2060 or www.waterwayscruises.com/).

Easter at Tillicum Village

SUN Cruise to Blake Island, buffet, Easter egg hunt, Easter Bunny, 11:30 a.m. Sunday, Argosy Cruises, Pier 55 and 56, 1101 Alaskan Way, Seattle; $30-$79 (206-623-1445 or www.argosycruises.com).

Easter Brunch Cruise,

Queen of Seattle

SUN Paddle-wheel cruise of Lake Union and Lake Washington, brunch buffet, 10 a.m. Sunday, Queen of Seattle Paddle Wheel Cruises, 860 Terry Ave. N., Seattle; $24-$49 (877-783-3616 or queenofseattle.com).

Easter Brunch Cruise, Kirkland

SUN Cruise of Lake Union and Lake Washington, 11 a.m. Sunday, City Dock, Kirkland; $62 (206-223-2060 or www.waterwayscruises.com/).

Festivals/Expos

Skagit Valley Tulip Festival

THRU APRIL 30 Tulip and daffodil fields in bloom, dates vary; festival events, Mount Vernon, La Conner and surrounding area; festival office and store, 311 W. Kincaid St., Mount Vernon (360-428-5959 or www.tulipfestival.org);

• RoozenGaarde: 3.5-acre display garden, gift shop, cut tulips, 9 a.m.-7 p.m. daily through April; no pets, 15867 Beaver Marsh Road, Mount Vernon; $5 admission, $4/military with ID, ages 10 and younger free (www.tulips.com);

• Tulip Town: tulip fields, display garden, gift shop, cut tulips, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. daily through April, later if weather permits, 15002 Bradshaw Road, Mount Vernon; no pets; $5/admission, ages 16 and younger free (360-424-8152 or www.tuliptown.com).

Fishing

Discovery Bay Volunteer Firefighters Salmon Derby

SAT-SUN Proceeds benefit Discovery Bay Fire District 5, to purchase essential equipment, 6 a.m. Saturday-Sunday, Port Townsend; $30 (360-797-7981 or www.dbvffa5.org).

Food events

Issaquah First Friday

Wine Walk

FRI Taste wines from small local wineries at several Front Street locations, 5-8 p.m., check-in starts 4 p.m. at Hailstone Feedstore, 232 Front St., Issaquah; $20/advance, $25/at the door, includes six 2-ounce tastes (www.downtownissaquah.com).

Plate of Nations

FRI-SAT Special $15 and $25 group meal deals at ethnic food restaurants including Original Philly's, Cafe Ibex, Bananas Grill, Rainier BBQ, Karama, St. Dames, Thai Palms, Olympic Express, Rose Petals and Venus, Friday-Saturday, along Martin Luther King Jr. Way and in Columbia City, Seattle (www.plateofnations.com).

Washington Artisan Cheesemakers Festival

SAT Artisan cheeses made in Washington, with other locally made foods and beverages, for ages 21 and older only, noon-6 p.m. Saturday, Seattle Design Center, 5701 Sixth Ave. S., Seattle; $35-$40 (www.washingtonartisancheese.com).

Sips for Snips

SAT Wine-tasting open house to benefit MEOW cat rescue, 1 p.m. Saturday, Northwest Cellars Tasting Room, 11909 124th Ave. N.E., Kirkland; free admission, $10 wine tasting (425-820-2029 or www.meowcatrescue.org).

Shauna James Ahern

MON Demonstration class with author of "The Gluten-free Girl" and "The Chef," 6:30 p.m. Monday, Book Larder, 4252 Fremont Ave. N., Seattle; $30, reservations required (www.booklarder.com).

Wine Tasting Primer

TUE Learn how to taste, buy and properly store wine, 6-9 p.m. Tuesdays through April 24, South Seattle Community College, Seattle; $93 (206-934-5339 or www.LearnatSouth.org).

Gardening

Daffodil Daze

FRI-SAT Perennials sale, 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Friday-Saturday, Sundquist Nursery, 3809 N.E. Sawdust Hill Road, Poulsbo; free (360-779-6343 or sqnursery.com).

Get your garden growing

SAT Seattle Tilth workshop on how to prepare your garden and grow organic vegetables, 10 a.m. Saturday, Bradner Gardens Park, 29th Avenue South and South Grand Street, Seattle; $25-$36 (206-633-0451 or seattletilth.org).

Puget Sound Dahlia Association Tuber Sale

SAT Thousands of locally grown quality dahlia tubers, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Bellevue Botanical Garden, 12001 Main St., Bellevue (www.PugetSoundDahlias.org).

Perennials and Chicken-Friendly Yards

SAT Dunn Gardens curators and Bellevue Botanical Garden's NPA Perennial Border Renovation Project designers share perennial recommendations, 10 a.m. Saturday; integrating chickens into the garden, chicken-keeping basics, noon Saturday, Molbak's nursery, 13625 N.E. 175th St., Woodinville; free (425-483-5000 or www.molbaks.com/events.html).

Garden Affair

SAT Gardening, food arts and crafts vendors, Snohomish Conservation District gardening classes, classic car show, benefits local charities, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, Stanwood & Camano Fairgrounds, 6431 Pioneer Highway, Stanwood; free (www.gardenaffair.info).

Hiking/walks

Easter Walk in the Park

SAT Emerald City Wanderers volkssport 10K and 5K walks through the Washington Park Arboretum, start anytime 9 a.m.-1 p.m., finish by 4 p.m. Saturday, meet at E18 parking lot, University of Washington, Seattle; free (www.walkingwithecw.org).

Hobbies

Scale Model Show and Contest

SAT International Plastic Modelers Society contest and display of hundreds of model historical airplanes, automobiles, military vehicles, ships, science-fiction models, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. day Saturday, Renton Community Center, 1715 Maple Valley Highway, Renton; $5-$10 (206-522-3539 or www.ipms-seattle.org).

Fidalgo Island Quilters' Quilt Show

FRI-SAT Biennial show with more than 350 quilted items, from utility quilts to art quilts; Style Show at 1 p.m. Saturday; 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, Anacortes Middle School, 2202 M Ave., Anacortes; $5, or free for kids 12 and younger (www.fidalgoislandquilters.com).

Movie bargains

"The Iron Lady" and "Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy"

They're new at the Crest Cinema. Also there: "Hugo," "The Descendants" and "The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo" ($3).

"The Vow," "The Iron Lady" and "Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy"

They're new at the Admiral Theater in West Seattle ($5.75).

"The Secret World of Arrietty" and "Delicacy"

They're new at the Varsity Theatre. Also there: "Undefeated" and "People V. the State of Illusion." All seats on Tuesday are $7.

"28 Days Later"

It's the midnight movie at the Egyptian Friday and Saturday. All seats are $8.25.

"The Hunger Games"

It continues at the Big Picture Seattle. The 3 p.m. show on Saturday and the 2:45 p.m. show on Sunday are $7.

"Blue Hawaii" and "The Jerk"

They're new at the Central Cinema in Seattle. All shows $6-$8.

"Hugo"

It's new at the Tin Theater in Burien. All shows $7-$8.

"Red Tails," "Star Wars: Episode 1 — The Phantom Menace 3D" and "The Vow"

They're new at the Gateway in Federal Way. Also there: "Beauty and the Beast 3D." "Big Miracle," "The Woman in Black," "Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance 3D," "One for the Money," "Mission: Impossible — Ghost Protocol" and "The Muppets" ($2, all seats on Tuesdays $1).

Museum events

Eastside Farm Life

FRI Farm activities, in partnership with Eastside Heritage Center and 4Culture; 5-8 p.m. Friday, KidsQuest Children's Museum, 4089 Factoria Blvd. S.E., Bellevue; free (425-637-8100 or www.kidsquestmuseum.org/).

Imagine Children's Museum

SAT Help create designer pillowcases to brighten hospital rooms of children, fabric donations requested, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, Imagine Children's Museum, 1502 Wall St., Everett; $7.95 (425-258-1006 or www.imaginecm.org).

NAAM free first and second Thursdays

APRIL 12 Free admission first and second Thursdays of each month, 11 a.m.-7 p.m. April 12, Northwest African American Museum, 2300 S. Massachusetts St., Seattle; (206-518-6000 or naamnw.org).

Fossil Preparation and Collections Symposium

APRIL 12-14 Presentations, discussions, workshops, local field trip, April 12-14, Burke Museum of Natural History and Culture, University of Washington, Seattle; $50-$150 (206-543-5590 or www.burkemuseum.org/paleontology/symposium/).

Park events

Lakewold Gardens

Season Opening

FRI-SAT Opening weekend of the season, historic garden with rare and native plants, 900 rhododendrons, 30 Japanese maples, historic building, open 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Wednesdays through Sundays, Lakewold Gardens, 12317 Gravelly Lake Drive, Lakewood, Pierce County; $6-$9, ages 11 and younger free (253-584-4106 or www.lakewoldgardens.org).

Me Kwa Mooks

family beach safari

SAT See marine life at low tide, wear shoes that can get wet, 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Me-Kwa-Mooks Park, 4503 Beach Drive S.W., Seattle; free, preregister (206-386-4236 or www.seattle.gov/parks).

Mosses, Liverworts, & Lichens nature walk

SAT Walk to showcase these pioneer plant species, 12:30 p.m. Saturday, Seward Park Audubon Center, 5902 Lake Washington Boulevard S., Seattle; free (206-652-2444 or sewardpark.audubon.org).

Family low-tide beach walk

SUN Explore sea life at low tide, wear shoes that can get wet, 11:30 a.m. Sunday, Discovery Park, 3801 W. Government Way, Seattle; free, preregister (206-386-4236 or www.seattle.gov/parks).

Performances

Jordan World Circus

FRI-SUN Circus, 4 and 7:30 p.m. Friday, 11 a.m., 3 and 7 p.m. Saturday, 1 and 5 p.m. Sunday, Puyallup Fair and Events Center, Puyallup; $12-$16 (www.thefair.com).

Garfield Symphony Pops Concert

APRIL 12 Symphony and concert orchestra excerpts from "Phantom of the Opera," "Star Wars," Bugs Bunny, 7 p.m. April 12, Garfield High School, 400 23rd Ave., Seattle; suggested donation $5-$10 (garfieldorchestra.org).

Sales/Shopping

Garden Lovers' Book Sale

SAT Fundraiser sale, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, Center for Urban Horticulture, 3501 N.E. 41st St., Seattle (206-543-0415 or depts.washington.edu/hortlib).

Snow sports

Red Bull Schlittentag

SAT "Schlittentag," the German word for "sledding day"; teams attempt to build the wildest, fastest sled, 11 a.m. Saturday, Crystal Mountain; free (www.redbullusa.com/schlittentag).

Sports

Cosmic Ice Skate

FRI Wear neon to skate in the dark with music, 7:30 p.m. Friday, Comcast Arena, 2000 Hewitt Ave., Everett; $3.50-$9 (425-322-2650).

Spring Festival Ice Skating Competition

SAT U.S. Figure Skating and Comcast Community Ice Rink Club figure skating competition, 2:15 p.m. Saturday, Comcast Arena, 2000 Hewitt Ave., Everett; free for spectators (425-322-2600 or www.comcastarenaeverett.com).

Tours

Skagit Historic Home Tour

SAT Skagit County Historical Museum's tour highlights vintage homes and buildings in La Conner, West Mount Vernon and Fir Island; 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Skagit County Historical Museum, 501 S. Fourth St., La Conner; $15-$20 (360-466-3365 or www.skagitcounty.net/museum).

Scenic Train Rides

SAT-SUN Snoqualmie Valley Railroad rides on vintage train cars through the Cascade Foothills to the top of Snoqualmie Falls, Saturdays and Sundays through October, Northwest Railway Museum, 38625 S.E. King St., Snoqualmie; $10-$15 (425-888-3030 or www.trainmuseum.org).

Travel events

Solo travelers

SAT Informal gathering for travelers to learn from each other's travel experiences, 9 a.m. Saturday, Wide World Books & Maps, 4411 Wallingford Ave. N., Seattle (206-634-3463 or www.wideworldtravelstore.com).

Travel seminars

SAT Egypt Along Ancient Pathways, 10 a.m.; legendary treasures of Jordan, 1 p.m. Saturday, Savvy Traveler, 112 Fifth Ave. S., Edmonds; free, call for reservations (425-744-6076 or www.savvytravelerstore.com).

Europe Through the Back Door

SAT European Rail Skills, 10 a.m. Saturday, Edmonds Theater, 415 Main St., Edmonds; free, reservations required (425-771-8303, ext. 298, or www.ricksteves.com).

Workshops

Woodcarving 101

SAT Instruction, supplies provided, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturdays through April 21, Bothell Sons of Norway, 23905 Bothell-Everett Highway, Bothell; $25-$30, registration required (425-485-9085 or www.bothellsonsofnorway.org).

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