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Community calendar: festivals, fairs and more

A detailed, categorized calendar of events all over Seattle and Western Washington, May 3-9, 2013.

Seattle Times staff

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Animal events

Bamboo Forest Reserve Opening Celebration

SAT Grand opening of new exhibit of tropical Asia with Asian small-clawed otters, songbirds, sloth bear cubs, kids’ nature play area, special events including keeper talks, crafts, bouncy houses, music and Radio Disney activities for kids, 9:30 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday; gates open 9:30 a.m.-6 p.m., grounds open until 7 p.m. daily, Woodland Park Zoo, 5500 Phinney Ave. N., Seattle; $11.75-$18.75 (206-548-2500 or www.zoo.org ).

Average Joe Cat Show

SAT Awards for cats, cat photo contest, vendors, cat behavior experts, cat and kitten adoptions, kid’s activities, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, Spartan Recreation Center, 18560 First Ave. N.E., Shoreline; $5/person or $12/family (360-652-9611 or www.averagejoecatshow.org ).

Puyallup Pups & Purrs pet adoption event

SUN More than 100 dogs and cats for adoption, noon; free workshop by reservation to help decide what type of pet is best for you, 10 a.m. Sunday, PetSmart, 10309 156th St. E., Puyallup (www.mysunrisevillage.com/Event/Event.asp).

Benefits

Taste for a Cure

FRI Wine procurement party, sampling of Northwest wines, food, entertainment to benefit Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center and the Hutch Holiday Gala, 6 p.m. Friday, Hotel 1000, Seattle; $50-$60 (206-667-6680 or www.tasteforacure.eventbrite.com).

Etta Projects 10-Year Anniversary Auction Celebration

SAT Entertainment, food, auction to benefit sustainable solutions to poverty in Bolivia, 5:30 p.m. Saturday, Clover Park Technical College, 4500 Steilacoom Boulevard. S.W., Lakewood; $65 (www.ettaprojects.org/news-events/auction.aspx ).

Fight for Air Walk

SUN American Lung Association in Washington 2.5-mile walk, games, contests, doggy parade, to fight lung disease, 9:30 a.m. Sunday, Denny Park, 100 Dexter Ave. N., Seattle; $10-$35, ages 12 and younger free, suggested fundraising goal $100 (206-512-3281 or www.lung.org/pledge-events/wa/seattle-walk-fy13/).

Walk for Water

SUN Women’s Enterprises walk to experience a Kenyan woman’s daily search of water on routes from 2.5 to 10 miles with cultural experiences, African music, snacks; proceeds help bring water supplies to villages, 1:30 p.m. Sunday, Seward Park, 5902 Lake Washington Blvd. S., Seattle; $15-$25 (www.womensenterprises.org ).

Alzheimer’s Association A Reason to Hope Breakfast

WED Learn about and support the Alzheimer’s Association, 7:30 a.m. Wednesday, Hyatt at Olive 8, Seattle; contribution requested (206-529-3865 or www.alzwa.org ).

YWCA Snohomish Inspire Luncheon

May 9 Keynote speaker Elizabeth Gilbert, author of memoirs, “Eat, Pray, Love” and “Committed;” noon May 9, Edward D. Hansen Conference Center, Everett; $150 (www.ywcaworks.org).

Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation Benefit Luncheon

PLAN AHEAD CCFA Northwest Region celebrates inspiring patients, help raise research funds, 11:30 a.m. May 10, Hyatt at Olive 8, Seattle; $150 suggested donation (online.ccfa.org/nwluncheon ).

Kirkland Chamber Auction & Gala

PLAN AHEAD Hollywood themed performances, dancing, auction, food, to benefit Studio East youth performing arts, 6 p.m. May 10, Inglewood Golf Club, Kenmore; $100-$150 (425-822-7066 or www.kirklandchamber.org/auction/).

The Chorus Rocks

PLAN AHEAD Music, appetizers, wine, auction to benefit Northwest Chamber Chorus, 6 p.m. May 11, Mount Baker Community Club, Seattle; $60 (206-523-1196 or www.northwestchamberchorus.org).

Biking

Sound Cycling

SAT-SUN How to get started biking in Seattle, 2 p.m. Saturday, Montlake Library, 2401 24th Ave. E., Seattle (206-684-4720); how to get where you need to go by bicycle, 2 p.m. Sunday, Beacon Hill Library, 2821 Beacon Ave. S., Seattle (206-684-4711); free, no registration required (www.spl.org/about-the-library/library-news-releases/sound-cycling-423 ).

Bicycle Sunday

SUN Scenic boulevard closed to motor vehicles, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Sunday, Lake Washington Boulevard from Mount Baker Beach to Seward Park, Seattle (206-684-4075 or www.seattle.gov/parks/bicyclesunday ).

Birding

Discovery Park bird tour

SAT Walk to discover park birds, bring binoculars if you have them, 8 a.m. Saturday, Discovery Park, 3801 W. Government Way, Seattle; $3 (206-386-4236 or www.seattle.gov/parks).

Birding Basics/Family bird walk

SAT Field identification, binocular and scope selection, walk learning to spot and ID birds, for ages 10 to adult, 8 a.m. Saturday, $3-$5 (www.brownpapertickets.com/event/310406); family bird walk with activities for ages 5 to 10, 1 p.m. Saturday, free (www.brownpapertickets.com/event/310404), Seward Park Audubon Center, 5902 Lake Washington Boulevard S., Seattle; preregister (206-652-2444 ).

Spring Migrations

SAT Stories of migratory birds, 2 p.m. Saturday, Lake Hills Greenbelt, 15416 S.E. 16th St., Bellevue; free (425-452-7225 or www.bellevuewa.gov/lake_hills_greenbelt.htm).

Boating

Seattle Yacht Club Opening Day

SAT Windermere Cup crew races with amateur, high school and college teams, 9:55-11:40 a.m.; parade of decorated boats with “Hawaiian Magic” theme, noon Saturday, Montlake Cut, Seattle (www.seattleyachtclub.org ).

Mukilteo Yacht Club Opening Day

SAT Blessing of the fleet, decorated boat parade with “Finding Nemo” theme, noon Saturday, from Port of Everett to Mukilteo Lighthouse and back (www.mukilteoyachtclub.com).

Opening Day Boat Parade, La Conner

SAT All boaters welcome, 3 p.m. Saturday, Swinomish Yacht Club, North First Street, La Conner; free (www.swinomishyachtclub.org).

Dance

Skandia dance

FRI Folk dance lesson, 7:30 p.m., dancing to live music, 8:30 p.m. Friday, Cedar Valley Grange, 20526 52nd Ave. W., Lynnwood; $10 kids free (206-784-7470 or www.skandia-folkdance.org).

Lifelong Recreation Dance

TUE Seattle Parks and Recreation Lifelong Recreation Program for 50s+ dance for seniors to tunes of 1930s-’50s, 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, Delridge Community Center, 4501 Delridge Way S.W., Seattle; $4 (206-935-2162).

Fairs/Festivals

Cinco de Mayo Celebration

SAT Music and dance performances, children’s activities, crafts and Mexican food vendors, 1-5 p.m. Saturday, El Centro De La Raza, 2524 16th Ave. S., Seattle; free, call to register (206-957-4605 or elcentrodelaraza.wordpress.com ).

Taco Truck Challenge and Fiesta 5K Ole

SAT 5K fun run/walk, 9:30 a.m.; family area, beer and margarita garden for ages 21 and older with ID, food trucks featuring tacos and taco themed items, entertainment, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, Volunteer Park, 1247 15th Ave. E., Seattle; $33-$40/run, beer garden free for run participants, $5/non-runners (www.fiesta5kole.com ).

Asian Pacific Islander Heritage Month Celebration

SUN Asian-Pacific Islander visual arts, performances including martial arts, youth drill teams, Taiko drumming, music and dance, 11:45 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday, Seattle Center Armory, Seattle; free (206-684-7200 or apiheritage.com ).

Celebrate Israel @ 65

SUN Explore Israel and celebrate its 65th anniversary, culture and traditions, food demonstrations, art activities, music, 1-4 p.m. Sunday, Stroum Jewish Community Center, 3801 E. Mercer Way, Mercer Island; free (206-232-7115 or www.sjcc.org).

Food events

Downtown Issaquah Wine Walk

FRI Music, art events, wine tasting at several locations on Front Street, 5 p.m. Friday, Hailstone Feed store, 232 Front St., Issaquah; $20-$25 (425-391-1112 or www.downtownissaquah.com).

Double Vision Wine Release Party

SAT Double Vision wine paired with appetizers, noon Saturday, Woodinville Wine Cellars, 17721 132nd Avenue N.E., Woodinville; free (425-481-8860 or www.woodinvillewine.com).

Dining at Downton Abbey

SAT Food historian explains the manners, menu and accouterments of a formal dinner 100 years ago, 1 p.m. Saturday, Mercer Island Library, 4400 88th Ave. S.E., Mercer Island; free (425-885-1861 or www.kcls.org ).

Olympic Peninsula Wineries

SAT-SUN New wine releases and ciders paired with cheeses, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday-Sunday at eight wineries in Port Townsend, Sequim and other locations; $5-$30 (800-785-5495 or www.olympicpeninsulawineries.org).

Swedish Pancakes

SUN 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 (206-283-1090 or www.swedishculturalcenter.org).

Seattle Chocolate Salon

SUN Chocolate tasting, chef demonstrations, speakers, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday, Bell Harbor Conference Center, 2211 Alaskan Way, Pier 66, Seattle; $10-$20 (www.tastetv.com/sf-seasalon.html).

Gardening

Dahlia tuber sale

FRI-SAT Puget Sound Dahlia Association sale of thousands of tubers, 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Friday, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Faith Lutheran Church, 8208 18th Ave N.E., Seattle (www.pugetsounddahlias.org ).

Spring into Gardening

FRI-SAT Annuals, perennials, shrubs, vegetables, herbs, garden art; proceeds benefit Sno-Valley Senior Center, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Friday-Saturday, Remlinger Farms, 32610 N.E. 32nd St., Carnation (425-333-4152 or www.snovalleysenior.org ).

Broadview Garden Club Plant Sale

SAT Perennials, annuals, vegetables, native plants, information, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, Broadview-Thomson Elementary School, 13052 Greenwood Ave. N., Seattle (206-954-0321).

Kubota Garden Spring Plant Sale

SAT Evergreen and deciduous trees including varieties for containers, information, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, Kubota Garden Park, 9600 Renton Ave. S., Seattle (206-725-5060 or www.kubotagarden.org ).

Black Diamond Library Spring Plant Sale

SAT Native plants, perennials, ground covers, proceeds benefit the library, 9 a.m.-noon Saturday, Black Diamond Community Center, 31605 Third Ave., Black Diamond (360-886-1105 or www.kcls.org ).

Creating Habitat Features in the Landscape

SAT Native Plant Appreciation walk around the nursery and surrounding fields and woods, ways to support animals, birds and insects, 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Tadpole Haven Native Plants, 20322 197th Ave. N.E., Woodinville; free (425-788-6100 or tadpolehaven.com/events/ ).

Master Gardener Plant Sale

SAT-SUN Huge selection of vegetables, herbs, tomatoes, perennials, trees, shrubs, native plants by Master Gardeners and several vendors, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Sunday; Preview Party and sale with wine, food, 3:30 p.m. Friday, $35 by reservation; Center for Urban Horticulture, 3501 N.E. 41st St., Seattle (www.mgfkc.org/event/plant-sale ).

Seattle Tilth Edible Plant Sale

SAT-SUN Sale of local, organic vegetable, herb and edible flower plant starts, proceeds support Seattle Tilth education programs, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, Meridian Park, 4649 Sunnyside Ave. N., Seattle; free (206-633-0451 or seattletilth.org/special_events/mayedibleplantsale2013).

Spring Color and Entertainment Weekend

SAT-SUN Seminars including garden color year-round, 10 a.m. Saturday; color with annuals, noon Saturday; plant clinic, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday; Ciscoe’s favorite perennials and shrubs for color, 11 a.m. Sunday; author talks and book signings, demonstrations, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, Molbak’s, 13625 N.E. 175th St., Woodinville; free (425-483-5000 or www.molbaks.com ).

Nathan Hale High School Spring Plant Sale

TUE-MAY 11 Organic vegetable starts, fuchsia baskets, tomatoes, bedding plants grown by horticulture students, 2-6 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday and May 9, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. May 11, Nathan Hale High School, 10750 30th Ave. N.E., Seattle (halehs.seattleschools.org/ ).

Hiking/walks

Issaquah Alps Club

SAT North Bend Cedar Butte easy 5 miles with 900-foot elevation gain, 9 a.m. Saturday; Echo Mountain easy, slow-pace 5-mile flower hike, 9:30 a.m. May 10; water, food, daypack, hiking footwear required, Issaquah Alps Trail Club clubhouse, 175 Rainier Blvd. S., Issaquah (www.issaquahalps.org ).

Blakely Harbor Park Walk

SAT Volkssport 10K (6.2 mile) walk on trail and waterfront promenade, start anytime 8 a.m.-1 p.m., finish by 5 p.m. Saturday, Blakely Harbor Park, Bainbridge Island (www.esva.org ).

Quiet Water: Wetland Ecology

PLAN AHEAD Hike to explore wetland habitat, includes rugged terrain, for adults only, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. May 11, Cedar River Watershed Education Center, North Bend; $15 (206-733-9421 or 425-831-6780 or www.seattle.gov/util).

Hobbies

Puyallup RV Show

FRI-SUN RV and manufactured display and sale, campground information, 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday, Washington State Fair Events Center, 110 Ninth Ave. S.W., Puyallup; $7-$10, ages 12 and younger free (253-541-5045 or www.puyalluprvshow.com ).

Red Square Car Show

SAT Sigma Phi Epsilon car show to benefit PAWS, 1 p.m. Saturday, Red Square, University of Washington, Seattle; free (www.facebook.com/RedSquareCarShow?ref=ts&fref=ts ).

Free Comic Book Day

SAT National free giveaway of a variety of comic books for all ages, The Comic Stop, 1307 N.E. 45th St., Seattle (206-632-0989) and 16444 N.E. 74th St., Redmond (425-760-4230); Golden Age Collectables, Pike Place Market, Seattle (206-622-9799); Zanadu Comics, 1923 Third Ave., Seattle (206-443-1316); Comic Dungeon, 319 N.E. 45th St., Seattle (206-545-8373); Arcane Comics, 5809 15th Ave. N.W., Seattle (206-781-4875); Dreamstrands Comics, 115 N. 85th St., Seattle (206-297-3737); Alter Ego Comics, 15600 N.E. Eighth St., Bellevue (425-643-9222); Bel-Kirk Stamp, Coin & Comics, 11232 120th Ave. N.E., Kirkland (425-827-4790); more information and locations (www.freecomicbookday.com).

Free Comic Book Day, Federal Way Library

SAT Free comic books, noon-3 p.m. Saturday, Federal Way Library, 34200 First Way S., Federal Way (253-838-3668 or www.kcls.org).

Free Comic Book Day, Shoreline Library

SAT Free comic books while supplies last, meet Stormtroopers and other Star Wars characters, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, Shoreline Library, 345 N.E. 175th St., Shoreline (206-362-7550 or www.kcls.org).

Free Comic Book Day, Auburn

SAT Free comic books while supplies last, 1 p.m. Saturday, Auburn Library, 1102 Auburn Way S., Auburn; (253-931-3018 or www.kcls.org).

NW Decoy Show

SAT NW Decoy Collectors display and sale of decoys and hunting related items, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, Coast Hotel, 625 116th Ave. N.E., Bellevue; free (206-963-8800).

Introduction to Bird Photography

SUN Eastside Audubon on gear, places and techniques using your digital SLR, 10 a.m. Sunday, Omega Photo, 210 105th Ave. N.E., Bellevue; $30 (425-455-2126 or eastsideaudubon.org/calendar/introduction-to-bird-photography).

Weaving Class

SUN Swedish weaving class for all levels, 10 a.m. Sunday, Swedish Cultural Center, 1920 Dexter Ave. N., Seattle; free (206-283-1090 or swedishculturalcenter.org ).

Museum events

DIY History Workshop: Oral History

SAT Technology and topics for documenting family history for memoir, film, or podcast, 9:30 a.m. Saturday, MOHAI at Lake Union Park, 860 Terry Ave. N., Seattle; $30-$40 (206-324-1126 or www.mohai.org/visit-us/mohai-calendar/eventdetail/442/-/diy-history-workshop-oral-history-ii ).

A Festival for May

SAT-SUN Medieval holiday celebration with craft demonstrations and vendors, entertainment, dancing, noon-6 p.m. Saturday-Sunday; Bors Hede inn open for lunch, noon-3:30 p.m., no reservations required, May Feast, 6 p.m. by reservation ($45), Camlann Medieval Village, 10320 Kelly Road N.E., Carnation; $4-$6 (425-788-8624 or www.camlann.org ).

Edmonds Historical Museum reopens

SAT-SUN Museum reopens after remodeling featuring exhibits including “Growing Season: Farming in Snohomish County,” 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday; regular hours 1-4 p.m. Wednesdays-Sundays, Edmonds Historical Museum, 118 Fifth Ave. N., Edmonds; $2-$5 (www.historicedmonds.org).

Arty Party

SUN Art adventures and activities for kids, 11:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m., family concert with Caspar Babypants, 11:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. Sunday, Henry Art Gallery, 4100 15th Ave. N.E., Seattle; $10, free for children (206-543-2280 orhenryart.org ).

Park events

The Nature of Green Lake

SAT Guided walk around the lake to discover 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).

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).

Lincoln Park Sunset Hike

SAT Evening hike to learn about nature, 7 p.m. Saturday, Lincoln Park, 8011 Fauntleroy Way S.W., Seattle; $10-$15, preregister (206-932-7225 or www.stewardshipadventures.com ).

Botany Walk, Bridle Trails State Park

SAT Nature walk to learn about the plants of this natural area, 9 a.m. Saturday, Bridle Trails State Park, Northeast 53rd Street and 116th Avenue Northeast, Kirkland; free, preregister (425-827-6595 or www.bridletrails.org).

Banana Slug Hunt and Round-up at Camp Long

SUN Look for slugs, salamanders, spiders, butterflies, nettles, trilliums, 10:30 a.m. Sunday, Camp Long, 5200 35th Ave. S.W., Seattle; $10-$15, preregister (206-932-7225 or www.stewardshipadventures.com/).

Mercer’s Minnows

SUN Ranger program to learn about minnows and watersheds, 2 p.m. Sunday, Mercer Slough Environmental Education Center, 1625 118th Ave. S.E., Bellevue; free (425-452-2565).

Performances

Regional Native Program

SAT Snoqualmie Tribe of Indians and the Blue Heron Heritage Family Organizations dancers, drummers, storytelling and puppet show, 1 p.m. Saturday, Kent Commons, 525 Fourth Ave. N., Kent; free, donation to support the Greater Kent Historical Society and Museum requested (253-854-4330 or www.kenthistoricalmuseum.org ).

Celebration of French music

SAT Jazz concert for children and families, 1 p.m. Saturday, Issaquah Library, 10 W. Sunset Way, Issaquah; free (425-392-5430 or www.kcls.org).

Legend, Song and Dance from Hawaii

SAT Storytelling, hula dance performances, 2 p.m. Saturday, Columbia City Library, 4721 Rainier Ave. S., Seattle; free (206-386-1908 or www.spl.org ).

Jazz Vespers

SUN Casual, all ages concert featuring Bluestreet Jazz Voices, 6 p.m. Sunday, Seattle First Baptist Church, 1111 Harvard Ave., Seattle; free, no reservations required; free will offering collected for musicians (www.seattlejazzvespers.org ).

Northwest Scottish Fiddlers

SUN Traditional Scottish music and dancing, 2 p.m. Sunday, Everett Public Library, 2702 Hoyt Ave., Everett; free (425-257-8000).

Sales/Shopping

Artists Collective Show

FRI-SAT Glass art, paintings, cards, photography to benefit Mercer Island Youth and Family Services, 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, AdLib Studio, 8798 N. Mercer Way, Mercer Island (fullcirclestudio.wix.com/artiststudiosale ).

Rummage Sale

FRI-SAT Housewares, toys, tools, furniture, antiques, sporting goods, electronics, books, clothes, collectibles; presale, 6-8 p.m. Friday, $10 admission; sale, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, Mercer Island Presbyterian Church, 3605 84th Ave. S.E., Mercer Island (www.mipc.org).

Rummage Sale Extravaganza

FRI-SUN Furniture, estate jewelry, antiques, books, art, linens, sports, garden, tools, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Friday-Saturday, 8:30-10:30 a.m. Sunday, First United Methodist Church of Bellevue, 1934 108th Ave. N.E., Bellevue (425-869-2585 or www.fumcbellevue.org ).

Moshier Pottery Sale

SAT Handmade mugs, bowls, garden art, jewelry, planters, cash or checks accepted, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, Moshier Community Art Center, 430 S. 156th St., Burien (206-988-3700 or www.burienparks.net/).

Friends of Skyway Library book sale

SAT Book bargains, proceeds benefit library programs and activities, 10 a.m. Saturday, Skyway Library, 7614 S. 126th St., Seattle (206-772-5541 or www.kcls.org ).

Cottage Bakers Market

SAT Local bakers sell handmade specialty sweets, breads, traditional and gluten-free, vegan-friendly and Paleo diet-inspired baked goods and foods, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday and May 11, Northwest Art Center, 9825 N.E. 24th St., Bellevue (cottagebakersmarket.com ).

Girls’ Night Out

MAY 9 Shopping, food, store promotions, sales, refreshments, noon-9 p.m. May 9, Bainbridge; $10 (206-842-2982 or www.bainbridgedowntown.org).

Special interest

Cinco de Mayo, Northgate Community Center

FRI Party, food, piñata, 5:30 p.m. Friday, Northgate Community Center, 10510 Fifth Ave. N.E., Seattle; $5-$20 preregister (206-386-4283 or www.seattle.gov/parks/centers/Northgate.htm ).

Fremont Shotgun Wedding

SAT Community celebration, couples get married or renew their vows in a festive environment, couples sign up to participate, public welcome to attend, noon Saturday, Wine Tea Chocolate, 3417 Evanston Ave. N. #102, Seattle; free (206-372-4747 or WineTeaChocolate.com/wedding).

May Day

SAT Celebration of international working-class holiday, gumbo feast, 6 p.m.; program “Clara Fraser: The Original Socialist Feminist,” 7:30 p.m. Saturday, New Freeway Hall, 5018 Rainier Ave. S., Seattle; $3/program, $10/food (206-722-2453 ).

Physicians for a National Health Program Public Meet

SAT “Health Care is a Human Right: Beyond the ACA” health care reform forum, 7 p.m. Saturday, Kane Hall, University of Washington, Seattle; free (pnhpwesternwashington.org).

Dia de los Niños

SAT Celebration of Children’s Day/Book Day with stories in English and Spanish, Latin American Music Journey, free book for kids while supplies last, 1 p.m. Saturday, Crossroads Bellevue, 15600 N.E. Eighth St., Bellevue (425-644-6203 or www.kcls.org).

Honoring our Mothers

SUN Celebrate the lives of mothers who have died with education, facilitated discussion, meditation and ritual, 2 p.m. Sunday, Providence Hospice of Seattle, 425 Pontius Ave. N., Suite 300, Seattle; free, registration recommended, not required (206-749-7702 or www.providencehospiceofseattle.org/programs-and-services/grief-support/events-and-group-calendar).

Sports

Puget Sound Croquet Club Open House

SUN Open House on three putting greens, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday, Puget Sound Croquet Club, 10229 136th Ave. N.E., Kirkland; free (www.pugetsoundcroquet.com/).

Tours

Architecture 101: Windows on Seattle’s Style

SAT Walking tour on design elements of buildings, 10 a.m. Saturday, Seattle Architecture Foundation, 1333 Fifth Ave, Rainier Square Atrium, Seattle; $15-$25 (206-667-9184 or www.seattlearchitecture.org ).

Harvard Belmont District: The Rich Life on Capitol Hill

SAT Seattle Architecture Foundation walking tour of upscale, early 20th century buildings, 10 a.m. Saturday, Merrill Court Townhouses, 901-917 Harvard Ave. E., Seattle; $15-$25 (206-667-9184 or www.seattlearchitecture.org ).

Vashon Island Art Studio Tour

SAT-SUN Self-guided tour of 23 art studios with displays and sales including blown glass, jewelry, woodwork, candles, pottery, tile and mosaic, sculpture, prints, paintings, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday-Sunday and May 11-12, Vashon Island; maps available at Island businesses; free (www.VashonIslandArtStudioTour.com ).

Stadium District Walk & Talk

WED Walk to learn about making the area safe and inviting for walking, followed by reception, speakers, hosted by Feet First, 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, King Street Station, 303 S. Jackson, Seattle; free, reservations required (206-652-2310 or feetfirst.org/events/stadium-district-walk-talk/?searchterm=Walk%20&%20Talk).

Travel events

Solo Travelers

SAT Informal gathering to learn from other’s travel experiences, 9 a.m. Saturday, Wide World Books & Maps, 4411 Wallingford Ave. N., Seattle; free (206-634-3453).

Travel seminars

SAT Ports of Spain: Barcelona and Mallorca, 10 a.m., Paris: Art beyond the Louvre, 1 p.m. Saturday, Savvy Traveler, 112 Fifth Ave. S., Edmonds; free, reservations required (425-744-6076 or www.savvytravelerstore.com).

Galapagos “Exploring in Darwin’s Footsteps”

MAY 9 Escape Your Everyday Travel Series on Ecuador and the Galápagos Islands, 6 p.m. May 9, Columbia Sportswear, 290 Pine St., Seattle; free (206-650-5795 or evergreenescapes.com/escape-your-everyday-travel-series ).

Volunteer

Auburn Clean Sweep

SAT Volunteers work on projects, 7:30 a.m. Saturday, Auburn City Hall, 25 W. Main St., Auburn; preregister (253-931-3043 or www.auburnwa.gov/events ).

Workshops

Beginning Puppetry

SAT Learn foundations of good stage puppetry and a simple practice puppet to take home, 1 p.m. Saturday, Tin Can Studios, 3130 Airport Way S., Seattle; $30-$35 (www.voxfabuli.com ).

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