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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.

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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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