Year of the Snake, frogs, hikes, trains | Community Corner
Community events for the weekend of Feb. 2-3, 2013, include a Lunar New Year celebration at the Wing Luke Museum of the Asian Pacific American Experience, organized hikes in Bellevue and Seattle, and the Model Train Show and Marketplace.
Lunar New Year
Opening celebration of the Year of the Snake with performance of the Lion Dance, 11 a.m., Lunar New Year’s Fair games, crafts, new year stories, noon-3 p.m., exhibit “New Year’s All Year ’Round,” Hmong, Japanese and Vietnamese celebrations exhibit in the KidPlace Gallery, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, Wing Luke Museum of the Asian Pacific American Experience, 719 S. King St., Seattle; $12.95, $9.95/seniors, ages 13-18, student with ID; $8.95/ages 5-12 (206-623-5124 or www.wingluke.org).
GroundFrog Day: Frog Snohomish Slew makes his prediction for weather for the rest of winter after making a grand entrance with kids’ activities, entertainment, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, downtown Snohomish (www.groundfrogday.org).
Year of the Snake Family Activities, SAM: Family craft activity to make snake prints, 11 a.m.-2 p.m.; 1942 live action film “Jungle Book,” 1:30 p.m. Saturday, Seattle Art Museum, 1300 First Ave., Seattle; $11-$17, ages 12 and younger free (206-654-3100 or www.seattleartmuseum.org).
Lewis Creek Park Ranger Hike: Two-mile walk to learn park history, look for signs of local wildlife, 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Lewis Creek Park and Visitor Center, 5808 Lakemont Blvd. S.E., Bellevue; free (425-452-4195).
Commons Art-In: Creative time for drawing and painting for all ages, bring your own art supplies, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Third Place Commons, 17171 Bothell Way N.E., Lake Forest Park; free (206-366-3302 or www.thirdplacecommons.org).
Model Train Show and Marketplace: Instructional workshops, displays, vendors, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday, Evergreen State Fairgrounds, 14405 179th Ave. S.E., Monroe; $6-$8, ages 9 and younger free (www.unwclub.org/unwshow.html).
Swedish Pancake Breakfast: Pancakes, ham, beverages, music and folk dancing, 8 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Sunday, Swedish Cultural Center, 1920 Dexter Ave. N., Seattle; $5-$9, ages 4 and younger free (206-283-1090 or www.swedishculturalcenter.org).
Arboretum walk: Walk features the Witt Winter Garden flowering trees and shrubs, scents and winter barks, 1 p.m. Sunday, Graham Visitor Center, 2300 Arboretum Drive E., Seattle; free, call to confirm event (206-543-8800 or www.uwbotanicgardens.org).
Compiled by Madeline McKenzie
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