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Art, pets and astronomy | Community Corner

Community events for the weekend of Feb. 16-17, 2013, include Family Festival at Seattle Art Museum, pet-adoption specials and stargazing parties.

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Family Festival at
Seattle Art Museum

Celebration of the opening of the traveling exhibit “Rembrandt, Van Dyck, Gainsborough: The Treasures of Kenwood House, London” with a family art adventure in the galleries, performances, dancing and music, kids’ tours, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Seattle Art Museum, 1300 First Ave., Seattle; $12-$20, ages 12 and younger free (206-654-3100 or www.seattleartmuseum.org).

Cool City Pets: Rabbits, hamsters, guinea pigs, rats, birds, reptiles, ferrets, 1-3 p.m. Saturday; adoption fees $15-$40, fees waived on rabbit adoptions through Sunday, Seattle Animal Shelter, 2061 15th Ave. W., Seattle (206-386-7387 or www.seattleanimalshelter.org).

Lake Hills Ranger Walk: Guided 1- to 3-mile tour to learn park history, discover local wildlife, 2 p.m. Saturday, Lake Hills Greenbelt, 15416 S.E. 16th St., Bellevue; free (425-452-7225).

Everett Police K-9: Meet police K-9 handler and his German shepherd partner, 2 p.m. Saturday, Everett Library, 2702 Hoyt Ave., Everett (epls.org).

Black Heritage Society: Celebrate Our History: Live music, spoken word, entertainment and guest speaker to kick off Black History Month, 3 p.m. Saturday, MOHAI, 860 Terry Ave. N., Seattle; $12-$14, ages 14 and younger free (206-324-1126 or www.mohai.org).

Stargazing: Seattle Astronomical Society hosts star parties to view the night sky through telescopes, talks on celestial objects, all ages welcome; instruction on use of personal telescopes available; inclement weather may cancel, 6 p.m. Saturday, Green Lake Park, 7201 E. Green Lake Drive N., Seattle and Paramount Park, Eighth Avenue Northeast and Northeast 155th Street, Shoreline; free (www.seattleastro.org).

Tet Festival (Vietnamese New Year): Vietnamese music and dance performances, food, martial-arts demonstrations, fashion show, children’s activities, lion dance, 10:30 a.m.-7 p.m. Saturday, 11 a.m.-6:30 p.m. Sunday, Seattle Center Armory and Fisher Pavilion, Seattle (206-684-7200 or www.seattlecenter.com).

Valentine’s pet adoption: Half-price adoption of dogs and cats ages 3 and older Saturday-Sunday, Seattle Humane Society, 13212 S.E. Eastgate Way, Bellevue; $12.50/cats, $25-$137.50/dogs (425-649-7563 or www.seattlehumane.org).

Madeline McKenzie: mmckenzie@seattletimes.com

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