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Community events for the weekend of April 20-21, 2013, include an Earth Day Celebration at the Olympic Sculpture Park, MOHAI Family Day and April Pools Day.
Earth Day Celebration, Olympic Sculpture Park
Celebrate Earth Day, Arbor Day and spring in Seattle for all ages with hands-on environmental activities, tours on the history and ecology of the park; art-making inspired by the natural world; entertainment 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 ).
MOHAI Family Day: 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).
April Pools Day: Water safety tips and family activities in and out of the water, 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Southwest Pool, 2801 S.W. Thistle St., Seattle (206-684-7440 or www.seattle.gov/parks ); 1:30 p.m. Saturday, Evans Pool, 7201 E. Green Lake Drive N., Seattle (206-684-4961 or www.seattle.gov/parks); 1:30 p.m. Saturday, Medgar Evers Pool, 500 23rd Ave., Seattle (206-684-4766 or www.seattle.gov/parks ); free.
Newcastle Earth Day: Green products, Ranger Rick, crafts, 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).
Stargazing: Seattle Astronomical Society star parties to view the night-sky through telescopes, all ages welcome; 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).
Marine Mammal Mania: Wild Orca information and activities, 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, Seattle Aquarium, 1483 Alaskan Way, Seattle; $13.95-$19.95 (206-682-3474 or www.seattleaquarium.org).
Woodland Park Zoo Spring Fling: Keeper talks, Zoomazium programs, animal feeding, 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, Woodland Park Zoo, 5500 Phinney Ave. N., Seattle; $8.75-$12.75 (206-548-2500 or www.zoo.org).
Spring Fair in Puyallup: Entertainment, 4H livestock show, pig racing, garden show, Fiesta Mexicana, carnival rides and games, Puyallup School District Science Fair, Aussie Kingdom animal show, 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Sunday, Puyallup Fair and Events Center, 110 Ninth Ave. S.W., Puyallup; $5.50-$10 (253-841-5045 or www.thefair.com).
Compiled by Madeline McKenzie: firstname.lastname@example.org
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