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Neighborhoods, robots and bikes | Community Corner

Community events for the weekend of Feb. 8-9, 2014, include Neighbor Appreciation Day; Engineering Fair/Robot Dreams; and Seattle Bike Swap.

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Neighbor Appreciation Day

Open house at Seattle fire stations, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday; celebration of books by Northwest authors, bring books for all ages to exchange, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Cascade People’s Center, 309 Pontius Ave. N., Seattle: open swim for all ages at reduced price, $2/person, games, snacks, 12:30-2 p.m. Saturday, Ballard Pool, 1471 N.W. 67th St., Seattle; game party for all ages, bring a snack to share, 1-5 p.m. Saturday, Ravenna Community Center, 7756 Ravenna Ave. N.E., Seattle (

Valentine cookie decorating for kids: Creative drop-in activity, 2-3 p.m. Saturday, Swansons Nursery, 9701 15th Ave. N.W., Seattle; $5 (206-838-2737 or ).

R/C Model Hydroplane Show: Display of 50 hydroplane models, lunch available, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Hydroplane and Raceboat Museum, 5917 S. 196th St., Kent; $5 (206-764-9453 or

Engineering Fair/Robot Dreams: Popsicle Bridge Building Contest, 9 a.m.-noon Saturday, part of Puget Sound Engineering Council Engineering Fair, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday; Northwest Scale Modelers Show, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday-Sunday; Robot Dreams: meet R2-D2 and R2-M5, more about “Star Wars,” 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Museum of Flight, 9404 E. Marginal Way S., Seattle; $11-$19 (206-764-5720 or ).

Hiawatha Pancake Breakfast: All-you-can-eat pancakes to benefit scholarships for center programs, 8 a.m.-noon Sunday, Hiawatha Community Center, 2700 California Ave. S.W., Seattle; $4-$6 (206-684-7441).

Cupid’s Critters 4H Show: Hosted by Eastside Rabbits and Cavies (guinea pigs) 4-H Club show with many breeds of rabbits and cavies, costume contest at noon with celebrity judges, raffle, concessions, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Sunday, Pickering Barn, 1730 10th Ave. N.W., Issaquah; free ( ).

Seattle Bike Swap: Bicycle garage sale, new and used bikes and bike related items of all kinds, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Sunday, Seattle Center Exhibition Hall, 299 Mercer St., Seattle; $5 at the door, ages 15 and younger free, everyone free 1-2 p.m. ( ).

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