Natural history, heritage, dogs | Community Corner
Community events for the weekend of March 8-9, 2014, include Dino Day at the Burke, Nordic Heritage Day, Polar Science Research Weekend and Seattle Kennel Club All-Breed Dog Show.
Dino Day at the Burke
The museum’s most popular annual event, display of fossils including several Triceratops from Montana and Wyoming being shown for the first time, talks by Burke paleontologists about their expeditions around the world, Dino Dig Pit, drawing and dress-up activities for kids, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Burke Museum of Natural History and Culture, University of Washington, Seattle; $7.50-$10 (206-543-5590 or www.burkemuseum.org ).
Seattle Children’s Hospital Health Fair: Games, hands-on activities, contests, crafts and music, information for kids and families about health, safety; bring a stuffed animal or doll for a checkup at the Teddy Bear Clinic, explore inside an ambulance, learn about heart health and healthy eating, run an obstacle course, activities designed for children ages 3 to 8, all ages welcome, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, Children’s Hospital and Regional Medical Center, 4800 Sand Point Way N.E., Seattle; free (Seattlechildrens.org/healthfair).
Nordic Heritage Day: Cooking demonstrations, food samples, craft demonstrations, genealogy, traditional Norwegian food, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, Bothell Sons of Norway, 23905 Bothell-Everett Highway, Bothell; free (425-485-9085 or www.bothellsonsofnorway.org).
Coleman Collectors Club: Member displays of vintage Coleman lanterns and stoves, bring non-working Coleman items and see how to make them work again; 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, Best Western Plus, 8326 Quinault Drive N.E., Lacey; free (206-257-8957 or www.colemancollectorsforum.com/post/pnw-chapter-lacey-wa-march-8th-6633749).
Seattle Kennel Club All-Breed Dog Show: Competitions including Best in Show, agility and obedience, meet the breed and other educational exhibits, animal rescue organizations, demonstrations including herd dogs, police dogs, K-9 Freestyle Dancers and Reading with Rover, 8 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, CenturyLink Field Event Center, 800 Occidental Ave. S., Seattle; $7-$14 (seattlekennelclub.org).
Polar Science Research Weekend: Investigate an ice core from Greenland, survey microbes from the coldest parts of the world, tour researchers’ Arctic Ice Camp; current research with interactive exhibits, talk with polar scientists, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, Pacific Science Center, 200 Second Ave. N., Seattle; $10-$18 (206-443-2001 or www.pacificsciencecenter.org/Research-Weekends/polar-science-weekend.html ).
Everett Home and Garden Show: Home improvement and remodeling information, vendors, speakers, wine tasting, 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday, Comcast Arena at Everett, 2000 Hewitt Ave., Everett; $2-$6.75, ages 16 and younger free; everyone free 10-11 a.m. Sunday (www.everetthomegardenshow.com).
Madeline McKenzie: firstname.lastname@example.org.