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Science, calligraphy and a garden | Weekend Preview

Activities for the weekend of Feb. 28-March 2, 2014, include Seward Park Audubon Center: Halls of Wonder, a Chinese calligraphy aorkshop and Seattle Japanese Garden First Viewing. Films opening include “Non-Stop,” “Son of God” and “Omar.”

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Seward Park Audubon Center: Halls of Wonder: Interactive exhibits, craft stations, science experiments, scavenger hunts, self-guided nature walks for all ages with theme “Shifting Landscapes: Geology, Ecology and Climate Change,” 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, March 1, Seward Park Audubon Center, 5902 Lake Washington Blvd. S., Seattle; free (206-652-2444 or ).

Chinese Calligraphy Workshop: Lecture, demonstration and exhibit by Green Lake Association for Chinese Poetry, Calligraphy and Painting, 2 p.m. Saturday, March 1, Seattle Central Library, 1000 Fourth Ave., Seattle; free (206-386-4636 or ).

Seattle Japanese Garden First Viewing: Opening day of season at 3.5-acre formal garden with plants, trees, water, bridges, waterfalls, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Sunday, March 2, traditional Shinto blessing at noon; “A Celebration of Spring” photography show, 1-3 p.m., Tateuchi Community Room, Seattle Japanese Garden, 1075 Lake Washington Blvd. E., Seattle; $5-$10; regular hours start Tuesday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays in March, admission $4-$6 (206-684-4725 or ).


“Non-Stop”: Liam Neeson stars as a U.S. air marshal in this new thriller set onboard an airplane. It has late-night previews Thursday, Feb. 27, and opens Friday, Feb. 28 at several theaters.

“Son of God”: A spinoff of the History miniseries “The Bible” featuring Diogo Morgado as Jesus. It also has late-night previews Thursday, Feb. 27, and opens Friday, Feb. 28, at several theaters.

“Maidentrip”: A documentary about Laura Dekker, a 14-year-old who became the youngest person to sail around the world. It opens Friday, Feb. 28, at the SIFF Cinemas at the Film Center.

“Omar’: Hany Abu-Assad’s second foreign-language film to enter the Oscar race focuses on Palestinian rebels. It opens Friday, Feb. 28, at the Sundance Cinemas.

“Bottled Up:” Enid Zentelis’ follow-up feature to “Evergreen” is the story of a small-town mother and daughter dealing with addiction. It opens Friday, Feb. 28, at the Sundance Cinemas.

For reviews and showtimes, go to or to Friday’s Weekend Plus section.

For more fun this weekend, see Friday’s Weekend Plus. For advance planning, see Sunday’s NW Traveler.

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