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Community calendar: festivals, fairs and more

A detailed, categorized calendar of events all over Seattle and Western Washington, February 21-27, 2014.

Seattle Times staff

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Animal events

Anniversary Pet Adoption Event

SAT 24th anniversary celebration, $24 adoption fee for all animals, noon-6 p.m. Saturday, Homeward Pet Adoption Center, 13132 N.E. 177th Pl., Woodinville (

Free spay/neuter

MON-FEB. 28 Free pet surgeries and microchips by appointment, Feb. 24-28, Seattle Animal Shelter, 2061 15th Ave. W., Seattle; space limited (206-386-4260).

Celebrate World Spay Day at Seattle Humane

WED Discounts for cat spay and neuter services, $5-$15 for income-qualified pet owners by appointment, discounted microchipping and vaccinations, Wednesday by appointment, Seattle Humane Society, 13212 S.E. Eastgate Way, Bellevue; $5-$15 (425-649-7560 or


Bike and Pike

SAT Showcase of local businesses with raffle to raise money for Food Lifeline, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, R+E Cycles, 5627 University Way N.E., Seattle (

Dance Marathon

SAT Students raise money for uncompensated care at Seattle Children’s hospital, silent auction, dance performances, musical guests, kid’s corner, photo booth, activities, dancing, 10 a.m.-2 a.m., community hours 2-5 p.m. Saturday, Seattle University Campion Ballroom, 914 E. Jefferson St., Seattle; free ( ).

West Seattle Veteran Center Benefit Gala

SAT Live music, performance painter, cocktails, appetizers, silent auction, proceeds benefit landmark building serving veterans, 6 p.m. Saturday, Pershing Hall, 3618 S.W. Alaska St., Seattle; $50-$75 (253-241-5446 or ).

Wine Taste

SAT Ten tastes of wine, appetizers, music, to benefit Phinney Neighborhood Association programs, 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Phinney Neighborhood Center, 6532 Phinney Ave. N., Seattle; $10-$30 (206-783-2244 or

H’Arts Benefit Art Auction

SAT Auction of 300 works of art by local artists to benefit Schack Art Center, 5 p.m. Saturday, Comcast Arena at Everett, 2000 Hewitt Ave., Everett; $95-$110 (425-259-5050 or

Polar Plunge Tacoma

SAT Dip in Puget Sound to support Special Olympics Washington, 9 a.m. Saturday, Owen Beach, Point Defiance Park, 5400 N. Pearl St., Tacoma; minimum $50 donation (206-362-4949 or ).

ZumbaThon for Makings Strides Against Breast Cancer

SAT Shopping and Zumba Party to benefit ACS Making Strides Against Breast Cancer, 3 p.m. Saturday, Center at Norpoint, 4818 Nassau Ave. N.E., Tacoma; $15-$20 ( ).

“Paving the Way” Scholarship Fundraiser Banquet

TUE UWiB student organization to connect the future generation of female-business leaders, with speaker Jane Park, CEO of Julep, 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, University of Washington HUB (Husky Union Building), University of Washington, Seattle; $75-$100 (


TUE UW Muslim Students Association event to promote understanding of Islamic practice of fasting and support Share Our Strength fighting childhood hunger; spend the day fasting and donate money saved on food that day; free dinner, 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, University of Washington HUB (Husky Union Building), University of Washington, Seattle; free, preregister ( ).

Eastside Heritage Benefit Dinner

FEB. 27 Wine reception, historic exhibits, stories, silent auction dinner, 5:30 p.m. Feb. 27, Meydenbauer Center, 11100 N.E. Sixth St., Bellevue; $75 by reservation ( ).

Academy Awards Party

PLAN AHEAD Gay City Health Project and Three Dollar Bill Cinema party, Academy Awards on giant wall screens, no-host bar, 4 p.m. March 2, Fred Wildlife Refuge, 127 E. Boylston, Seattle; $35-$100 (

Walk the Red Carpet

PLAN AHEAD Academy Award viewing party to benefit Seattle Children’s hospital, 4 p.m. March 2, Parlor Collection at Lincoln Square, Bellevue; $50 ( ).


Chilly Hilly

SUN Cascade Bicycle Club 33-mile, hilly ride around Bainbridge Island, course open 8 a.m.-3 p.m.; start from Colman Dock (Pier 52), 801 Alaskan Way, Seattle, 7-10:30 a.m., $10-$40 includes ferry fare; or start 7:30-10:30 a.m., B.I. Cycle Shop, 124 Bjune Drive S.E., Winslow, $5-$30 (


Skandia dance

FRI Gala dance to live music, treats, 8 p.m. Friday, Cedar Valley Grange, 20526 52nd Ave. W., Lynnwood; $15 kids free (425-954-5262 or ).

Emerald City Contra Dance

FRI Beginners’ workshop, 7 p.m., dance with live music and caller, 7:30 p.m. Friday, Phinney Neighborhood Center, 6532 Phinney Ave. N., Seattle; $5-$8 (206-440-9839 or

Sno-King International Folk Dance Club

SAT Dance lesson, folk dancing; 7 p.m. Saturday, Cedar Valley Grange, 20526 52nd Ave. W., Lynnwood; $5-$7 (425-385-2088 or ).


Seattle Home Show

FRI-SUN Hundreds of home and garden displays, seminars, wine-tasting area, model kitchens and bath vignettes, building products and materials, landscape displays, living green, arts and crafts and home-decorating ideas, noon-8 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Sunday, CenturyLink Field Event Center, 800 Occidental Ave. S., Seattle; $3-$12 (425-467-0960 or

Smelt Derby Festival

SAT Pancake breakfast, kids’ art activity; Fishing Derby 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, Maple Hall, 108 Commercial Ave., La Conner, Skagit County ( ).

Seattle Golf and Travel Show

PLAN AHEAD Exhibits by 200 golf and travel businesses on travel destinations, golf, noon-6 p.m. Feb. 28, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. March 1,10 a.m.-4 p.m. March 2, CenturyLink Field Event Center, 800 Occidental Ave. S., Seattle; $5-$14, ages 12 and younger free (

Food events

Bitter Lake Pancake Breakfast

SUN All-you-can-eat pancakes to benefit scholarships for center programs, 9 a.m.-noon Sunday, Bitter Lake Community Center, 13035 Linden Ave. N., Seattle; $5 (206-684-7524).

Seattle Food and Wine Experience

SUN Sample wine from the Northwest and around the world, gourmet bites, 1-5 p.m. Sunday, Seattle Center Exhibition Hall, 299 Mercer St., Seattle; $65 (

Wines of Washington Class

MON Learn what makes Washington wines unique in comparison to other wine regions, 7 p.m. Monday, Wine Outlet, 946 Elliott Ave., Seattle; $65 (206-285-1129 or


Growing Roses

SAT New varieties, how to choose and care for roses, 11 a.m. Saturday, Sky Nursery, 18528 Aurora Ave. N., Shoreline; free (206-546-4851 or ).

Spring Ephemerals

SAT Learn about growing spring woodland-wild flowers, 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Master Gardener Demonstration Garden, 15416 S.E. 16th St., Bellevue; free (425-485-5942).

Winter Hellebore Festival

SAT Information on growing hellebores and using cut flowers in floral designs, 11 a.m. Saturday, Christianson’s Nursery, 15806 Best Road, Mount Vernon; free, reservations requested (360-466-3821 or ).

Cool Weather Veggies in Containers/Berries and Grapes

SAT-SUN How to grow veggies in containers, 10 a.m. Saturday; how to grow a variety of small fruits, 11 a.m. Sunday, Swansons Nursery, 9701 15th Ave. N.W., Seattle; free (206-838-2737 or

Spring Ephemerals

SUN Presentation on spring wildflowers, 1 p.m. Sunday, Kent Library, 212 Second Ave. N., Kent (253-859-3330 or


Chinese Exclusion Act Case Files at NARA

SAT National Archives genealogical data on Chinese-American families collected by the U.S. government from 1882 to 1943, sponsored by Fiske Genealogical Foundation, 10 a.m. Saturday, Pioneer Hall, 1642 43rd Ave. E., Seattle; $5 (

Green River Glass Show & Sale

SAT Glass, china, pottery, jewelry from 35 vendors, free identification of 2 glass items per individual, glass repair, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, Kent Commons, 525 Fourth Ave. N., Kent; $3 admission fee benefits charities (253-856-5000 or ).

Museum events

Friday Night Live & ToothApolooza

FRI Free admission, free mini dental exam, learn about teeth, 5:30-9 p.m. Friday, Imagine Children’s Museum, 1502 Wall St., Everett; free (425-258-1006 or

Zero Rising Exhibit

FRI-SUN Opening weekend of new exhibit of three Japanese Zeros, one fully restored to flying condition, two in varying states of restoration, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday-Sunday, Flying Heritage Collection, 3407 109th St. S.W., Everett; $10-$14 (877-342-3404 or

Legacy of Seattle Hip-Hop

SAT Community panel discussion, “The Hood Ain’t the Same: A Conversation about Gentrification in Seattle,” 1 p.m.; performance by Seattle artists Draze and Nya-J, 2 p.m.; short film “50 Next: Seattle Hip-Hop Worldwide,” discussion with filmmaker, 2:30 p.m.; performance by Seattle artist Xperience, 3:30 p.m.; break dancing performance by Vicious Puppy Crew, 4:30 p.m. Saturday, MOHAI, 860 Terry Ave. N., Seattle; regular admission $12-$14, half-price admission for event (206-324-1126 or ).

Teddy Bear Clinic

SAT Bring your favorite stuffed animal for their annual physical to help kids learn about doctor visits, 10 a.m.-noon Saturday, KidsQuest Children’s Museum, 4089 Factoria Blvd. S.E., Bellevue; $8-$9 (425-637-8100 or ).

Exceptionally Plane People, Waco

SAT Aviation historian Bill McCutcheo tribute to the Waco Aircraft Company of Troy, Ohio, noon Saturday, Historic Flight Foundation, 10719 Bernie Webber Drive, Mukilteo; $8-$12 (425-348-3200 or ).

Paper Airplane Flight School

SAT Hands-on paper airplane folding and friendly competition, 1 p.m. Saturday, Olympic Flight Museum, 7637 Old Highway 99 S.E., Olympia; $5-$7 (360-705-3925 or ).

Park events

Discovery Park, the Early Years

SAT Program explores history of the area before it was a park or military site, for adults and ages 12 and older accompanied by adult, 1 p.m. Saturday, Discovery Park, 3801 W. Government Way, Seattle; free, preregister (206-386-4236 or

Seward Park Audubon Center: Halls of Wonder

SAT Exhibits, craft stations, science experiments, scavenger hunts and self-guided nature walks for all ages, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturdays; Seward Park Audubon Center, 5902 Lake Washington Blvd. S., Seattle; free (206-652-2444 or

Owl Prowl

SAT Learn about and search for owls in meadow and forest, for adults and ages 8 and older accompanied by adult, 4:30 p.m. Saturday, Discovery Park, 3801 W. Government Way, Seattle; $6, preregister (206-386-4236 or ).

Bellevue Botanical Garden Tours

SAT-SUN Docent-led tour, 2 p.m. every Saturday-Sunday, 2 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, Bellevue Botanical Garden Visitor Center, 12001 Main St., Bellevue; free ( ).

Arboretum walk

SUN Walking tour features Witt Winter Garden flowers, fragrances, 1 p.m. Sunday, Graham Visitors Center, 2300 Arboretum Drive E., Washington Park Arboretum, Seattle; free (206-543-8800 or

Winter Bird-Watching Walk

SUN Explore the shores of Rattlesnake Lake for winter birds and wildlife, for all ages, 1:30 p.m. Sunday, Cedar River Watershed Education Center, 19901 Cedar Falls Road S.E., North Bend; free, preregister (


Music, Third Place Commons

FRI-SAT Momentum Jazz, 7:30 p.m. Friday; Total Experience Gospel Choir celebrate African-American history month, 2-3 p.m. Saturday; Billy Goat Gruff country/folk, 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Third Place Commons, 17171 Bothell Way N.E., Lake Forest Park; free ( ).

Cascade Symphony Orchestra presents Paddington Bear’s First Concert

SAT Introduce children ages 3 to 10 to classical music by Cascade Symphony Orchestra, children and adults of all ages welcome; come early for Instrument Petting Zoo, 3 p.m. Saturday, Edmonds Center for the Arts, 410 Fourth Ave. N., Edmonds; $2-$10, nonperishable food-bank donations and advance-ticket purchase encouraged (425-275-9595 or

Wintergrass Music Festival

SAT Acoustic bluegrass performances, preview of the Bellevue Wintergrass Music Festival; The Downtown Mountain Boys, 2 p.m. Saturday, Bellevue Library, 1111 110th Ave. N.E., Bellevue; free (425-450-1765 or

Your Favorite Things Fundraiser Party

SUN All ages event with film, music, dance, silent auction, 7 p.m. Sunday, Velocity Dance Center, 1621 12th Ave., Seattle; $10 at the door (

Breakdance performance and workshop

SUN Performance and dance moves workshop for kids and teens by Vicious Puppy Crew, 2 p.m. Sunday, Seattle Central Library, 1000 Fourth Ave., Seattle; free (206-386-4636).


Chili Chase 5K

SAT 5K run/walk on cross-country style course with 2.5 loops, followed by chili; ¾-mile Kid’s Dash, 9 a.m. Saturday, STAR Center, 3873 S. 66th St., Tacoma; $20-$35 (253-305-1022 or

Resolution Run Series

SAT Fort Steilacoom Running Club hosts 15K and 15 miles, 9 a.m. Saturday, Steilacoom High School, 54 Sentinel St., Steilacoom, Pierce County; $65-$85/series; $25-$30/race ( ).


Antique, Vintage and Collectible Event

FRI Sale at upscale-resale shop, all proceeds benefit American Cancer Society, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Sundays, 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Mondays-Saturdays, ACS Discovery Shop, 4535 California Ave. S.W., Seattle (206-937-7169 or ).

HopeChest — Wedding Rummage Sale for Charity

SUN Wedding dresses and other wedding-related items at rummage-sale prices to benefit Get Hitched Give Hope, 11 a.m. Sunday, Utina Wardroom, 509 Dexter Ave. N., Seattle; free (

Skagit Wedding Show

SUN Wedding industry vendors, 11 a.m. Sunday, Swinomish Casino, 12885 Casino Drive, Anacortes; $8-$10 (360-428-5972 or

Snow sports

Snoqualmie Pass snowshoe walks

FRI-SUN Learn about the winter ecosystem, wildlife and safety on 90-minute, one mile walk through old-growth forest, 10 a.m., 11:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. Saturdays-Sundays; extended hikes, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays; Kids in the Snow, 90-minute walk to learn about plants and animals in winter, 1 p.m. Saturdays; Snoqualmie Pass Visitor Information Center, Snoqualmie Pass summit; reservations required; suggested donation $15/adults, $10/ages 16 and younger; $25/half-day and photo hikes (425-434-6111 or ).

Stevens Pass snowshoe walks

SAT Guided snowshoe walks, Junior Snow Ranger, 10:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. Saturdays; 90-minute-guided nature walk to learn about the winter ecosystem, 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Saturdays, Skykomish Ranger District Forest Service Guard Station, Skykomish; suggested donation $15/adults, $10/ages 16 and younger, by reservation (360-677-2414 or

Big Four Ice Cave Snowshoe Walk

SAT-SUN Four-mile, 5-hour snowshoe hike for ages 16 and older in good shape, no snowshoe experience required, 8:30 a.m. Saturday-Sunday, Verlot Public Service Center, 33515 Mountain Loop Highway, Granite Falls; $20 suggested donation, reservations required (360-436-1155).

Mount Rainier Snowshoe Walks

SAT-SUN Guided 1.5 mile, 2 hour walk to learn the art of snowshoeing and discover how plants, animals, and people adapt to winter conditions at Mount Rainier, for ages 8 and older, snowshoes provided or bring your own, 12:30 and 2:30 p.m. Saturdays-Sundays, Mount Rainier National Park; $4, sign up at Jackson Visitor Center starting an hour before each walk; reservations available for groups of 10-25 people only (360-569-6575 or ).

Special interest

Langley Mystery Weekend

SAT-SUN Find out whodunit and win prizes, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Sunday, “murderer” revealed, prizes awarded, 4:30 p.m. Sunday, Langley Middle School auditorium; Langley Visitor and Information Center, 208 Anthes St., Langley, Island County; $10 (360-221-6765 or

Women Take Heart

TUE Taste wine, chocolates, appetizers, information on heart-healthy Mediterranean diet, by Golf Fore Red and The Hope Heart Institute, 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Northwest Cellars Tasting Room, 11909 124th Ave. N.E., Kirkland; $35 ( ).


Preserving stained glass

SAT Historic Seattle studio tour showing stained-glass-repair techniques, 10 a.m. Saturday, Seattle Stained Glass, 2510 N. 45th St., Seattle; $10-$25 (206-622-6952 or

Travel events

Travel seminars

SAT South Pacific islands, Tahiti and Fiji, 10 a.m. Saturday, Savvy Traveler, 112 Fifth Ave. S., Edmonds; free, preregister (425-744-6076 or

Travel classes

SAT Europe Through the Back Door travel class; Italy, 10 a.m. Saturday, Edmonds Theater, 415 Main St., Edmonds; free preregistration required (425-771-8303 or ).

Trekking in the Tibetan Plateau and Yunnan

TUE Wilderness expedition leader’s presentation on journeys in mountains of Tibet and China, 7 p.m. Tuesday, Wide World Books & Maps, 4411 Wallingford Ave. N., Seattle; free (206-634-3453 or ).


Trails of Education Hill

SAT Interlaken Trailblazers host 12K (7.5 miles) or 7K (4.5 miles) walk on park trails, start anytime 9-11 a.m., finish by 2 p.m. Saturday, Redmond Farmers Market, 7730 Leary Way, Redmond ( ).

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