A celebration of Seattle’s neighborhoods | Community Corner
Community events for the weekend of Feb. 9-10, 2013, include Seattle Neighbor Appreciation Day, Lunar New Year celebration and Seattle Bike Swap.
Neighbor Appreciation Day
Events include open houses for visitors at 21 fire stations around Seattle, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday; free (www.seattle.gov/fire); the sharing of stories about good neighbors and other activities, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, Wallingford Center, 1815 N. 45th St., Seattle, free; snacks in the lobby and public swims, 1-2 p.m. Saturday, Southwest Pool, 2801 S.W. Thistle St., Seattle (206-684-7440) and 12:30-2 p.m. Saturday, Ballard Pool, 1471 N.W. 67th St., Seattle; $2 (206-684-4094 or www.seattle.gov/neighborhoods/neighborday/events.htm).
Lunar New Year: Dragon/Lion dances, food walk with $2 tasting menu, children’s costume parade, music and dance performances, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Hing Hay Park, 409 Maynard Ave. S., Seattle, and surrounding neighborhood (www.cidbia.org/events).
Engineering Fair: Puget Sound Engineering Council displays and information on all aspects of engineering, careers, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Museum of Flight, 9404 E. Marginal Way S., Seattle; free admission not including museum galleries (206-764-5720 or www.museumofflight.org).
Artifact ID Day: Information from experts on up to three objects per person including fossils, rocks, minerals and bones and Native American, Pacific Island, Asian and Southeast Asian cultural artifacts, 1-3:30 p.m. Saturday, Burke Museum of Natural History and Culture, University of Washington, Seattle; $7.50-$10 (206-543-5590 or www.burkemuseum.org).
Woodinville Library Anniversary: Birthday cake, door prizes, history display, 11 a.m.-4 p.m.; Llama Llama costumed storybook character, 11 a.m.-1 p.m.; comedy show, 1:15 p.m. Saturday, Woodinville Library, 17105 Avondale Road N.E., Woodinville; free (425-788-0733 or www.kcls.org/woodinville).
Model R/C Hydro Show: Display of 50 powered hydroplane models, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Hydroplane and Raceboat Museum, 5917 S. 196th St., Kent; $5 (206-764-9453 or www.thunderboats.ning.com).
Valentine’s at the Museum of Glass: Family day activities to make paper lanterns, heart ornaments and other activities, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, Museum of Glass, 1801 Dock St., Tacoma; $5-$12 (253-284-4750 or www.museumofglass.org).
Eastside Rabbits and Cavies Show: Rabbit and cavy (guinea pig) 4-H show, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Sunday, Pickering Barn, 1730 10th Ave. N.W., Issaquah; free (www.erc4h.org).
Seattle Bike Swap: Cascade Bicycle Club new and used bicycles and accessories from 100 vendors, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., Seattle Center Exhibition Hall, 299 Mercer St., Seattle; $5, free entry 1-2 p.m., free for ages 15 and younger all day (shop.cascade.org/content/events/seattle-bike-swap).
Compiled by Madeline McKenzie
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