Go green, at St. Paddy’s events, in nature | Community Corner
Community events for the weekend of March 15-16, 2014, include the St. Patrick’s Day Parade and Irish Festival, Wearin’ O’ the Green forest walk at Discovery Park and the North Seattle Camp Fair.
St. Patrick’s Day Parade and Irish Festival
Parade with Irish community groups, marching bands, Irish dancers, dog clubs; all welcome to march behind banners representing areas of Ireland, 12:30 p.m. Saturday, on Fourth Avenue from Jefferson Street to Westlake Park, Seattle (irishclub.org ); Irish Festival with music, singing, dancing, workshops, lectures, cultural displays, vendors, children’s activities, genealogy and Irish language workshops, Irish Reels Film Festival, noon-6 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Sunday, Seattle Center Armory, Seattle (206-684-7200 or www.seattlecenter.com ).
Free Day, the Wing: Free admission for all, 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Saturday, Wing Luke Museum of the Asian Pacific American Experience, 719 S. King St., Seattle (206-623-5124 or wingluke.org ).
Wearin’ O’ the Green: St. Patrick’s Day and coming of spring forest walk to learn about native plants, for age 8 and older, children accompanied by adult, 2 p.m. Sunday, Discovery Park, 3801 W. Government Way, Seattle; free, preregister (206-386-4237 or www.seattle.gov/parks ).
North Seattle Camp Fair: Information on summer camps for preschoolers to teens, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, The Evergreen School, 15201 Meridian Ave. N., Shoreline (www.parentmap.com).
Edible Plant Sale: Seattle Tilth sale of organic, locally grown starts including strawberries, rhubarb, blueberries, fruit and nut trees, herbs and cool-season veggies, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, Pacific Market Center, 6100 Fourth Ave. S., Seattle (206-633-0451 or seattletilth.org ).
North Seattle Rock and Gem Show: Explore rocks, junior activities, demonstrations, club member displays, vendors, door prizes, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, Lake City Community Center, 12531 28th Ave. N.E., Seattle; free (www.NorthSeattleRockClub.org).
West Seattle Gear Swap: Buy used and new skis, snowboards, boots, clothing, kayaks, SUPs, accessories, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Sunday, West Seattle American Legion, 3618 S.W. Alaska St., Seattle (www.m2soutfitters.com).
Learn to Skate Open House: Skating performances followed by open skating and mini group lesson, learn about skating classes; wear green for St. Patrick’s Day for raffle ticket, 2:15-5:15 p.m. Sunday, Comcast Community Ice Rink, 2000 Hewitt Ave., Everett; free, including free skate rental (425-322-2600 or www.comcastarenaeverett.com ).
Madeline McKenzie: email@example.com.