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Community calendar: festivals, fairs and more

A detailed, categorized calendar of events all over Seattle and Western Washington, April 19-26, 2013.

Seattle Times staff

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Animal events

Bring a Buddy On-Leash Nature Walk

SAT Bring your dog on guided walk through the park to learn about animals, 1 p.m. Saturday, Seward Park Audubon Center, 5902 Lake Washington Blvd. S., Seattle; $3-$5 (206-652-2444 or www.brownpapertickets.com/event/310423).

Whidbey Coop Tour

SAT Rock’n Doodle 4-H Poultry Club self-guided tour of chicken coops in a variety of styles; 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Whidbey Island; $10 (www.facebook.com/pages/Rockn-Doodle-4H-Poultry-Club/356609534353182).

Cool City Pets

SAT Adopt rabbits, hamsters, guinea pigs, rats, birds, reptiles, ferrets, 1 p.m. Saturday, Seattle Animal Shelter, 2061 15th Ave. W., Seattle; adoption fees $15-$40 (206-386-7387 or www.seattleanimalshelter.org ).

Cat special at Seattle Humane Society

ONGOING Adopt two adult cats for the price of one through April, Seattle Humane Society, 13212 S.E. Eastgate Way, Bellevue; $25 (425-649-7563 or seattlehumane.org).

Benefits

Jazz Happy Hour for Good at MOHAI

FRI Appetizers, music, wine, all proceeds benefit Rotary EndPolio, 5:30 p.m. Friday, MOHAI at Lake Union Park, 860 Terry Ave. N., Seattle; $20 (206-325-0600 or www.RotaryOpenHouse.com ).

Party beCause

FRI University of Washington School of Medicine Medical Student Association dinner, music, auction benefiting the RotaCare Free Clinic, 7 p.m. Friday, Center for Urban Horticulture, 3501 N.E. 41st St., Seattle; $30-$60 (partybecause.org).

Arcade Lights

FRI Artisan foods, craft beers and wine, proceeds benefit Market Foundation child care, medical clinic, senior center and food bank, 7 p.m. Friday, Pike Place Market, 1501 Pike Place, Seattle; $35 (www.brownpapertickets.com/event/346316 ).

Savor: Sustaining Lives, Nourishing Hope

SAT Celebrity chef dinner and auction benefiting Food Lifeline, 6 p.m. Saturday, Copperleaf Restaurant at Cedarbrook Lodge, 18525 36th Ave. S., Seattle; $195-$350 (206-545-6600 or www.foodlifelinesavor.org ).

Poker Slam

SAT Poker benefiting Rise n’ Shine support for children and teens affected by HIV/AIDS, 5 p.m. Saturday, Koral Bar & Kitchen, Bellevue; $300-$1,500 (www.pokerslam.org ).

Spring Luncheon & Auction

SAT Issaquah Women’s Foundation benefit for local charities and scholarships, 11:30 a.m. Saturday, Hilton Garden Inn, 1800 N.W. Gilman Blvd., Issaquah; $35 (425-391-2309 or www.issaquahwomensclub.org ).

Murder Mystery dinner

SAT Help solve a horse-racing themed “crime,” dinner to benefit Centerstage, 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Twin Lakes Golf and Country Club, 3583 S.W. 320th St., Federal Way; $60 (253-661-1444 or www.centerstagetheatre.com ).

West Sound Wildlife Call to the Wild Auction

SAT Auction benefiting wildlife hospital and educational center, 5:30 p.m. Saturday, Kiana Lodge, Poulsbo; $100 (206-855-9057 or www.westsoundwildlife.org/Auction2013.html).

Green Eileen Grand Opening

SAT-SUN Opening of Eileen Fisher Community Foundation store selling gently worn Eileen Fisher clothing to benefit charity; proceeds Saturday benefit the Jubilee Women’s Center, 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, Green Eileen Columbia City Store, 4860 Rainier Ave. S., Seattle (www.greeneileen.org).

Dining Out For Life

APRIL 25 Up to 30 percent of proceeds at participating restaurants donated to Lifelong AIDS Alliance, April 25 (206-957-1635 or www.diningoutforlife.com/seattle ).

Hospice Hearts Luncheon

APRIL 25 Fundraiser to benefit Providence Hospice and Home Care, Snohomish County, 11:30 a.m. April 25, Comcast Event Center, Everett; minimum $125 donation requested (425-261-4859 or providence.org/phhc).

Northwest Immigrant Rights Project 29th Anniversary Celebration

PLAN AHEAD Benefits Northwest Immigrant Rights Project, 5:30 p.m. April 26, The Westin, Seattle; $125 (206-957-8641 or nwirp.org).

Biking

Tulip Pedal, La Conner

SAT Skagit County EMS Safe Kids fundraiser, 20-, 40- and 60-mile loops, register 7 a.m.-noon, course closes 4 p.m. Saturday, La Conner Middle School, 503 N. Sixth St., La Conner; $30-$35, age 14 and younger free (360-428-3236 or www.active.com).

Pedaler’s Fair

SAT-SUN Bicycle-centric consumer show for local bicycle-inspired small business exhibits, workshops and presentations, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, The Underground Events Center, 2407 First Ave., Seattle; free (www.pedalersfair.com ).

Sound Cycling Series

TUE Local cyclists celebrate bicycling and upcoming Seattle Public Library cycling events, 2:30-7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Northeast Library, 6801 35th Ave. N.E., Seattle; free (206-684-7539 or www.spl.org).

Birding

Grays Harbor Shorebird Festival

PLAN AHEAD Birding tours, walks and field trips, Birding Marketplace and Nature Fun Fair, April 26-28, Hoquiam, Grays Harbor County; fees and advance registration required for some activities (www.shorebirdfestival.com).

Dance

Spring Fling

SAT Sno-King International Folk Dance Club dancing with the Allspice band, bring finger food to share and dress for spring, 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Cedar Valley Grange, 20526 52nd Ave. W., Lynnwood; $2-$7 (www.sno-king.org ).

Seattle Family Dance

SUN Dance to live folk music, for ages 9 and younger and their families, no partner or experience necessary, 3 p.m. Sunday, Phinney Neighborhood Center, 6532 Phinney Ave. N., Seattle; $6-$18 (206-330-7408 or seattledance.org/family).

Earth Day events

Earth Day 5K Run

SAT Seattle Magazine and REI 5K, benefits Green Seattle Partnership, 9 a.m. Saturday, Myrtle Edwards Park, 3130 Alaskan Way W., Seattle; $35-$40 (www.earthdayrace.com ).

Earth Day Celebration, Olympic Sculpture Park

SAT Celebrate Earth Day, Arbor Day and spring in Seattle for all ages with hands-on environmental activities; tours about the history and ecology of the park; art-making inspired by the natural world; performances by local musicians and natural, organic snacks, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, Olympic Sculpture Park, Broad Street and Elliott Avenue, Seattle; free (206-332-1377 or www.seattleartmuseum.org).

Matter Now Earth Day March for Youth and Children

SAT Celebrate Earth Day with rally 11 a.m. Saturday, Victor Steinbrueck Park, 2001 Western Ave., Seattle, followed by procession along the waterfront ending at Olympic Sculpture Park (climatechangeforfamilies.com/2013/03/24/the-seattle-imatter-now-march-is-official-let-the-children-lead/).

Earth Day at the Duwamish Longhouse

SAT Film “Chief Seattle Speaks to Our Times,” 11 a.m. and noon; program on native Seattle prairies, 1 p.m.; Earth Day reception by Duwamish River Clean-up Coalition, 2 p.m. Saturday, Duwamish Longhouse & Cultural Center, 4705 W. Marginal Way S.W., Seattle; free (206-431-1582 or www.duwmishtribes.org ).

Duwamish Alive Earth Day Celebration

SAT Duwamish Alive coalition event to celebrate the river, remove invasive plants, plant native plants, mulch, 10 a.m. Saturday, Herring’s House Park, West Marginal Way Southwest and Southwest Alaska Street, Seattle; preregister (www.duwamishalive.org).

Nature Consortium Earth Day

SAT Help restore habitat in west Duwamish Greenbelt, live music and artists in action, 10 a.m. Saturday, Pigeon Point Park, 1901 S.W. Genesee St., Seattle; preregister (206-923-0853 or www.naturec.org/calendar-events/ ).

Earth Day Beach Clean-up, Discovery Park

SAT Supplies provided, kids welcome with adult supervision, 12:30 p.m. Saturday, Discovery Park, 3801 W. Government Way, Seattle; free, preregister (206-386-4237 or www.seattle.gov/parks).

Earth Day, Carkeek Park

SAT Volunteer to help Carkeek Watershed Community Action Project distribute fliers and stencil stormdrains, 8:30 a.m. Saturday, Carkeek Park, 950 N.W. Carkeek Park Road, Seattle; preregistration requested (206-363-4116).

Burien Clean Sweep

SAT Pick up litter, eliminate graffiti, trim shrubs, sweep sidewalks, with breakfast, lunch, prize raffle, 8 a.m. Saturday, register day of event at Fire District Station No. 2, 15100 Eighth Ave. S.W., Burien (206-433-2882 or www.discoverburien.com ).

City of Bellevue Arbor Day/Earth Day

SAT Volunteer projects planting trees and shrubs, removing invasive plants, 9-11 a.m., tree-planting ceremony and family festival, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, Lewis Creek Park, 5808 Lakemont Blvd., Bellevue; free, preregister (425-452-4195 or www.bellevuewa.gov/pdf/Parks/arbor_earth_day_flyer_2013.pdf).

Newcastle Earth Day

SAT Businesses showcase green products, Ranger Rick, crafts, petting goats, Pacific Science Center activities, music, electric cars, seminars, food trucks, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, Lake Boren Park, Southeast 84th Avenue and Coal Creek Parkway Southeast, Newcastle (206-795-5783 or newcastleweedwarriors.org/Earth%20Day%202013/Newcastle%20Earth%20Day%202013%20Home%20Page.html).

Earth Day Event, Bridle Trails State Park

SAT Help remove invasive plants and plant native plants, pizza lunch at noon; bring work gloves, shovels and hand pruners if you have them, 9 a.m. Saturday, Bridle Trails State Park, Northeast 53rd Street and 116th Avenue Northeast, Kirkland (425-827-6595 or www.bridletrails.org ).

Earth Day, Juanita Bay Park

SAT Help Juanita Bay Park Stewards and EarthCorps remove invasive plants and spread mulch, 10 a.m. Saturday, Juanita Bay Park, 2201 Market St., Kirkland; preregister (206-322-9296 x 217 or www.earthcorps.org ).

City of Sammamish Earth Day

SAT Earth Day vendors, information, volunteer projects, celebration of upcoming Community Garden, food, music, kids’ activities, 10 a.m. Saturday, Sammamish Commons Park, 801 228th Ave. S.E., Sammamish (425-295-0500 or www.sammamish.us/events/EarthDay/EarthDay.aspx ).

Issaquah Spring Clean Up

SAT Earth Day cleanup/spruce up, 9 a.m.-noon Saturday, Hailstone Feed store, 232 Front St., Issaquah (www.downtownissaquah.com ).

Snoqualmie Arbor Day

SAT Speaker, educational games and free tree seedlings for children, 10 a.m.; tree clinic information, 1:45-2:45 p.m. Saturday, Railroad Park, 7971 Railroad Ave. S.E., Snoqualmie; volunteers needed to plant trees at Sandy Cove Park and Eagle Point neighborhood, 11:45 a.m., preregister (425-766-2452).

McCormick Park Earth Day

SAT Plant trees to help Sound Salmon Solutions Snoqualmie River restoration, 10 a.m. Saturday, McCormick Park, 26200 N.E. Stephens Street, Duvall; free preregister (425-252-6686 or soundsalmonsolutions.org/upcoming-events/).

Allen/Quilceda Watershed Earth Day Celebration

SAT Plant native trees and shrubs, spread mulch, educational exhibits, interpretive tours for all ages, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, Harborview Park, 4700 60th Ave. N.E., Marysville (425-388-3464 or marysvillewa.gov/earthday).

Cougar Mountain Zoo Earth Day

SAT-SUN Green gardening and other activities, magic show, art created from recycled materials, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday-Sunday; sixth birthday party for tigers Taj and Almos, 1 p.m. Saturday, Cougar Mountain Zoo, 19525 S.E. 54th St., Issaquah; $9-$11.50; bring an old cellphone to recycle for $2 off admission (www.cougarmountainzoo.org).

The Great Beer Hike: Feet First Earth Week Hand Truckin’

SUN Selection of craft beers transported by foot, bike and sailboat from local breweries; volunteers from Feet First deliver the final keg, Hand Truckin’ Amber Ale, join 10-mile walk, 9:30 a.m. Sunday at Two Beers Brewery, 4700 Ohio Ave. S., Seattle; or at lunch stop followed by 5-mile hike, 11:15 a.m.-12:15 p.m., Zeeks Pizza, 419 Denny Way, Seattle; Toast to Earth Day, 2-5 p.m. Sunday, proceeds of Hand Truckin’ Amber Ale keg support Feet First for walkable communities, Latona Pub, 6423 Latona Ave. N.E., Seattle (206-652-2310 or feetfirst.org/events/toast-to-earthday-great-beer-hike).

Earth Day Bike Tours of Ballard Solar Panels, Rain Gardens and Greenways

SUN Tour Rainwise Gardens and Solarize NW Homes in Sustainable Ballard on 6-mile biked tour, noon; family-friendly Kidical Mass 3-mile guided ride, 2 p.m.; self-guided tour maps available to visit green sites in Ballard, noon-4 p.m. Sunday, Ballard Commons Park, 5701 22nd Ave. N.W., Seattle; free (sustainableballard.org/wiki/Earth_Day_Green_Ride ).

Seattle Center Earth Day Tree Walk

SUN Tour of unique trees at Seattle Center; 1 p.m. Sunday from west edge of the Mural Amphitheatre lawn, Seattle Center, Seattle; free (www.forterra.org/events/seattle_center_earth_day_tree_walk).

Seattle Storytellers Guild Earth Day

SUN Native American and other stories for all ages, 2 p.m. Sunday, Duwamish Longhouse & Cultural Center, 4705 W. Marginal Way S.W., Seattle; free (206-473-9522 or www.SeattleStorytellers.org ).

Earth Day in Snohomish

SUN Information and presentations by local organizations, pledges for Acts of Green, music, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday, Avenue A Gazebo, Snohomish (360-243-3143 or www.facebook.com/events/515912981784791/).

Earth Day benefit

MON Earth-friendly carwash, $1 of every wash benefits Mountains to Sound Greenway, Monday at all Brown Bear car- wash locations in the Puget Sound area (www.brownbear.com/locations).

Fairs/Festivals

Spring Fair in Puyallup

FRI-SUN Entertainment, 4H livestock show, Dock Dogs, pig racing, garden show, Fiesta Mexicana dancing horses, carnival rides and games, Puyallup School District Science Fair, Aussie Kingdom animal show, LeMay auto collection display, Motorsport Mayhem monster truck and demolitions derbies, 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Friday-Saturday, 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Sunday, Puyallup Fair and Events Center, 110 Ninth Ave. S.W., Puyallup; $5.50-$10; Military Appreciation Day Friday, free admission to active, reserved, retired military (253-841-5045 or www.thefair.com).

Skagit County Tulip Festival Street Fair

FRI-SUN Fair with 200 arts, crafts and food vendors along First Street, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Friday-Saturday, noon-5 p.m. Sunday, Mount Vernon (360-336-3801 or www.mountvernondowntown.org/events/tulipfest.html ).

Welcome the Whales Festival and Parade

SAT-SUN Educational displays, activities, costume making, 11 a.m. Saturday, presentations on Puget Sound gray whales, 3-5 p.m., Langley Methodist Church Fellowship Hall, Third Street and Anthes Avenue, Langley; parade, 1:30 p.m. Saturday on Second Street then First Street, ending at Langley Waterfront Park for celebration on the beach; whale watching cruise on Mystic Sea from Langley Marina at 11:30 a.m. Sunday, $65 (360-221-6765 or www.orcanetwork.org/news/events.html ).

Daffodil Marine Parade

SUN Daffodil Festival decorated boat parade, noon Sunday, Tacoma Yacht Club, 5401 N. Waterfront Drive, Tacoma (thedaffodilfestival.org).

Skagit Valley Tulip Festival

THRU APRIL 30 Tulip fields in bloom in a 15-mile area bordered by Highway 20, the Skagit River and Swinomish Channel, bloom dates vary, events at several venues in Mount Vernon, Anacortes and surrounding area through April, Skagit Valley Tulip Festival Office, 311 W. Kincaid St., Mount Vernon (360-428-5959 or www.tulipfestival.org); tulip-show gardens, gift shop, buy cut flowers, •Roozengaarde, 15867 Beaver Marsh Road, Mount Vernon, 9 a.m.-7 p.m. daily, $4-$5/person admission, ages 10 and younger free (360-424-8531 or www.tulips.com); and •Tulip Town 15002 Bradshaw Road, Mount Vernon, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. daily (later if weather permits), $5/admission, ages 10 and younger free (360-424-8152 or www.tuliptown.com ).

Food events

Vegetarian cooking, Ethiopian style

SAT Cuisine on a budget using fruit, vegetables, lentils, 2 p.m. Saturday, Boulevard Park Library, 12015 Roseberg Ave. S., Seattle; free (206) 242-8662 or www.kcls.org ).

White River Buddhist Temple Spring Fundraiser

SUN Teriyaki chicken dinner, dine-in or take out, bake sale featuring mochi and manju, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Sunday, White River Buddhist Temple, 3625 Auburn Way N., Auburn; $12 (253-833-1442 or www.wrbt.org).

Science Uncorked

APRIL 25 Sample Washington wines and appetizers while exploring the science of wine, 7 p.m. April 25, Pacific Science Center, 200 Second Ave. N, Seattle; $40-$45 (206-443-2001 or www.pacificsciencecenter.org/Adult-Education/science-with-a-twist ).

Road to Paradise Wine and Brew Festival

PLAN AHEAD Wine and microbrews from small Washington producers, 2 p.m. April 27, Mount Rainier Lions Club, Ashford, Pierce County; $20 (877-617-9951 or www.road-to-paradise.com).

Gardening

Celebration of Rare & Unusual Rhododendron Hybridizers

SAT Honoring local rhododendron hybridizers for their contributions to horticulture, 170 unique varieties available to the public, some for the first time, 11 a.m. Saturday, Wells Medina Nursery, 8300 N.E. 24th St., Medina (425-454-1853).

Designing Containers

SAT Seminar on designing containers that fit your personal style with Karen Chapman, co-author of “Fine Foliage: Elegant Plant Combinations for Garden and Container,” book signing, 10 a.m. Saturday, Molbak’s, 13625 N.E. 175th St., Woodinville; free (425-483-5000 or www.molbaks.com/events.html).

Northwest Tomatoes

SAT Tomato-growing techniques, 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Master Gardener Demonstration Garden, 15416 S.E. 16th St., Bellevue; free (435-485-5942).

Beacon Bean Bonanza

SAT Information, beanbag games, free bean buffet of world-bean cuisine, free bean seeds, bean poles, 1-4 p.m. Saturday, Jefferson Community Center, 3801 Beacon Ave. S., Seattle; free (www.beaconahillofbeans.org).

Dahlia tuber and plant sale

SAT-SUN Hundreds of locally grown dahlia tubers, information from Seattle Dahlia Society, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday, Country Village, 23732 Bothell-Everett Highway, Bothell (425-483-2250 or www.seattledahliasociety.org ).

Hulda Klager Lilac Gardens Lilac Days

SAT-MAY 12 Tour the gardens and the historic 1880s Victorian farm home of lilac hybridizer Hulda Klager, gift shop; no pets permitted, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday-May 12, Hulda Klager Lilac Gardens, 115 S. Pekin Road, Woodland; $2 (360-606-7359 or www.lilacgardens.com).

Olympic View Elementary Plant Sale

PLAN AHEAD Vegetable and fruit starts, herbs, annuals, perennials, pottery, garden art, proceeds benefit school programs, 9 a.m.-7 p.m. April 26-27, Olympic View Elementary School, 504 N.E. 95th St., Seattle (www.facebook.com/OlympicViewPlantSale).

Hiking/walks

Green Lake 5K/10K walk

SAT Walk 3.1 or 6.2 miles with Seattle Parks Sound Steps, music, snacks, prizes, 8:30 a.m. Saturday, Green Lake Community Center, 7201 E. Green Lake Drive N., Seattle; suggested donation $15 (206-684-4664).

Backpacking basics

MON Overview of planning, preparation and gear for getting out on the trail, 7 p.m. Monday, REI, 240 Andover Park W., Tukwila; free (www.rei.com/event/43586/session/66806).

Hobbies

Stargazing at Green Lake and Paramount Park

SAT Seattle Astronomical Society star parties at two locations to view the night-sky through telescopes, all ages and skill levels welcome; instruction on use of personal telescopes available; inclement weather may cancel, 8 p.m. Saturday, Green Lake Park, 7201 E. Green Lake Drive N., Seattle; and Paramount Park, Eighth Avenue Northeast and Northeast 155th St., Shoreline; free (425-241-8094 or www.seattleastro.org).

All Italian Car Show

SUN Fiat Enthusiasts Northwest host show open to all Italian cars in any condition, no kit cars or replicas, 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Sunday, XXX Root Beer Drive-In, 98 N.E. Gilman Blvd., Issaquah; free for spectators, $20 suggested minimum to participate (www.allitaliancarshow.com ).

Learn Your Way Around the Night Sky: Introduction to Amateur Astronomy Class

APRIL 25 Astronomy lectures, working with telescopes, learning about the night sky, for ages 14 and older, 7 p.m. Thursdays, April 25-May 30, Edwin E. Ritchie Observatory, Battle Point Park, Bainbridge Island; $59 (206-842-2306 or www.bpastro.org).

Museum events

MOHAI Family Day

SAT Learn about the journey of food from farm to table, entertainment including magician Steve the Pretty Good and music by Caspar Babypants, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, MOHAI at Lake Union Park, 860 Terry Ave. N., Seattle; two-for-one admission for adults, ages 14 and younger free (206-324-1126 or mohai.org).

Dance Around the World

SAT-SUN Local artists representing dance around the world, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, Seattle Children’s Museum, Seattle Center Armory, Seattle; $7-$8.25 (206-441-1768 or www.thechildrensmuseum.org ).

Coast Salish Arts at the Burke

SAT-SUN Coast Salish art activities and displays, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturdays-Sundays, exhibit tours, 1 p.m. Saturdays through April, Burke Museum of Natural History and Culture, University of Washington, Seattle; $7.50-$10 (206-543-5500 or www.burkemuseum.org ).

Northwest Notes

SUN Urban Wilderness Project explores how humans and wildlife share the same ecology, 2 p.m. Sunday, Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park, 319 Second Ave. S., Seattle; free (206-220-4240 or www.nps.gov/klse).

Family Day: Italian Festival

SUN Art activities, demonstrations, performances for ages 4-12 and families, noon-4 p.m. Sunday, Bellevue Arts Museum, 510 Bellevue Way N.E., Bellevue; free (425-519-0770 or www.bellevuearts.org).

Quest: Fantasy Exhibit Opening Adventure

PLAN AHEAD Premiere of exhibit “Fantasy: World of Myth and Magic” with sword-fighting demonstration, speakers, fantasy-themed games, photo ops, mead, grog, cider, 6:30 p.m. April 26, EMP Museum, Seattle; $6-$22 (206-770-2700 or empmuseum.org ).

Paddle sports

Learn to Dragon Boat

SAT Learn to dragon boat, bring a water bottle and wear quick-drying layers, paddle and life jacket supplied, 10 a.m. Saturday, Lake Meridian Park, 14800 S.E. 272nd St., Kent; free (kentdragonboat.com).

Gig Harbor Paddler’s Cup and Expo

SAT-SUN Competitive racing for kayaks, canoes and stand-up paddle boards, vendors, try out equipment, learn about paddling sports, Saturday-Sunday, Skansie Brothers Park, 3207 Harborview Drive, Gig Harbor (www.gigharborpaddlerscup.com ).

Park events

The Way of Trout

FRI Movie brings you underwater into the world of rainbow trout, 7 p.m. Friday, Northwest Stream Center, 600 128th St. S.E., McCollum Park, Everett; free (425-316-8592 or www.streamkeeper.org/aasf/Apr_Classes.html).

April Pools Day, Evans Pool

SAT Aquatic and boating safety information, demonstrations and activities for all ages followed by 45 minute free swim, 1:30 p.m. Saturday, Evans Pool, 7201 E. Green Lake Drive N., Seattle; free (206-684-4961 or www.seattle.gov/parks).

April Pools Day, Medgar Evers Pool

SAT Water-safety tips and family activities, 1:30 p.m. Saturday, Medgar Evers Pool, 500 23rd Ave., Seattle; free (206-684-4766 or www.seattle.gov/parks ).

April Pools Day, Southwest Pool

SAT Water-safety information and activities for all ages in and out of the water, 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Southwest Pool, 2801 S.W. Thistle St., Seattle; free (206-684-7440 or www.seattle.gov/parks ).

Wildflower Walk

SAT Learn about local wildflowers, children welcome with adult, 3 p.m. Saturday, Discovery Park, 3801 W. Government Way, Seattle; free preregister (206-386-4237 or www.seattle.gov/parks).

The Nature of Green Lake

SAT Guided walk around the lake to discover birds, trees and other natural features, 1 p.m. Saturday, Seattle Public Theater at the Bathhouse, 7312 W. Green Lake Drive N., Seattle; free, preregister (206-386-4237 or www.seattle.gov/parks).

Arboretum walk

SUN Casual “Buds & Blooms” walk to see signs of spring, 1 p.m. Sunday, Graham Visitor Center, 2300 Arboretum Drive E., Seattle; free (206-543-8800 or www.uwbotanicgardens.org).

Performances

Baltic Rites of Spring

SUN Local dance groups perform Lithuanian, Estonian and Latvian folk songs in traditional costumes, 2 p.m. Sunday, Seattle Central Library, 1000 Fourth Ave., Seattle; free (206-386-4636 or www.spl.org ).

Running

More Birthdays For Renee 5k Run/Walk

SUN 5k race and 1-mile youth run by Cops With Cancer to raise money for cancer treatment, 9:30 a.m. Sunday, Marymoor Park, 6046 W. Lake Sammamish Parkway N.E., Redmond; $10-$30 (www.morebirthdaysforrenee.com).

Seahawks 12K Run and 5K Run/Walk at The Landing

SUN 12K run, 5K run/walk, 9 a.m. Sunday, register 7:30-8:45 a.m.; Play 60 Kids Run half-mile for ages 10 and younger, 10:30 a.m.; Seahawks Spirit costume contest, post-race raffle of Seahawks merchandises and gift cards to stores at The Landing, proceeds benefit A Better Seattle community project, The Landing, 715 N. Landing Way, Renton; $35-$45/10K, $30-$40/5K, $10/kids run (seahawks12krun.com ).

Save The Frogs Day 5K Fun Run/Walk

PLAN AHEAD 5K fun run and walk, all proceeds benefit worldwide amphibian conservation efforts, 10 a.m. April 27, Seward Park, Seattle; $25-$65 (www.savethefrogs.com/5k).

Sales/Shopping

Just Between Friends Children’s and Maternity Consignment Sale Event

FRI-SUN Consignment items from hundreds of families, 9 a.m.-7 p.m. Friday-Saturday, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Sunday, Modern Mfg Warehouse, 2900 Lind Ave S.W., Renton; $5 admission 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Friday; all other times free (www.jbfsale.com/seattle).

Renton Community Garage Sale

SAT Vendors, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, Renton Community Center, 1715 Maple Valley Highway, Renton (rentonwa.gov/living/default.aspx?id=6150 ).

Broadway Farmers Market

SUN Opening day of the season, local produce, flowers, plant starts, food, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Sundays, Seattle Central Community College, Broadway and East Pine Street, Seattle (www.seattlefarmersmarkets.org ).

Sports

Monster Energy Supercross

SAT Top Supercross riders battle for AMA championship, 7 p.m. Saturday, CenturyLink Field, Seattle; $10-$45 (800-745-3000 or www.supercrossonline.com ).

Snow sports

12 Months of Skiing

TUE Photos and stories with backcountry skier Scott Rinckenberger, who skied in the Washington Cascades every month in 2012, 7 p.m. Tuesday, REI, 240 Andover Park W., Tukwila; free, preregister (www.rei.com/event/49381/session/67443).

Special interest

Seattle’s Architectural History

SAT Historian explores architecture and urban development, 1935-present, 1 p.m. Saturday, Seattle Central Library, 1000 Fourth Ave., Seattle; free (www.seattlearchitecture.org ).

Nature’s Gym Fun Day

SUN Activities and product demos celebrating ways for all ages to get active and stay fit, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday, REI, 222 Yale Ave. N., Seattle; free (www.rei.com/learn/natures-gym-fun-day.html ).

Tours

Old Redmond Historic Walking Tour

SUN Redmond Historical Society walking tour; 1 p.m. Sunday, Justice White House, 7730 Leary Way, Redmond; $10, preregistration required (425-885-2919 or www.redmondhistoricalsociety.org ).

Travel events

Gutsy Women

SAT Informal gathering for women to meet and learn from each others’ travel experiences, 9 a.m. Saturday, Wide World Books & Maps, 4411 Wallingford Ave. N., Seattle; (206-634-3453).

Travel seminars

SAT Small-ship cruise adventures, 10 a.m., trekking the Himalayas, 1 p.m. Saturday, Savvy Traveler, 112 Fifth Ave. S., Edmonds; free, reservations required (425-744-6076 or www.savvytravelerstore.com).

Highlights of South America

TUE Information and trip planning by South America travel-tour operators, 7 p.m. Tuesday, Wide World Books & Maps, 4411 Wallingford Ave. N., Seattle; free (wideworldtravelstore.com).

Volunteer

Sew for babies

FRI Snohomish County Clothing and Textile Advisors (CTA) sew simple 4-patch block quilts for premature infants at Providence Hospital, pattern and fabric provided, bring your sewing machine, basic sewing tools, lunch, 10 a.m. Friday, McCollum Pioneer Park, 600 128th St. S.E., Everett (206-595-9717).

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