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Pokémon, frogs and shopping events | Community Corner

Community events for the weekend of March 22-23, 2014, include Pokémon Trading Card Game State Championships, an event to learn about the Pacific tree frog in Bellevue, and Shop and Dine to Make a Difference at University Village.


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Tastes of Norway/Norwegian Cultural and Heritage Day

Presentations and demonstrations of traditional Norwegian crafts, music, vendors, traditional food sale and chef demos, kids’ games and crafts, Vikings, Norwegian organizations, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.; parade of Norwegian folk costumes, 1 p.m. Saturday, Leif Erikson Lodge, 2245 N.W. 57th St., Seattle (www.leiferiksonlodge.com ).

Pokémon Trading Card Game State Championships: Washington Pokémon players, supporters and fans welcome to open competition, 8:30 a.m. Saturday, Seattle Center, Seattle; free (253-205-6541 or www.pokemon.com/us/ ).

World Water Day Celebration: Discover how people across the globe use water and what those actions mean for the planet, with activities for all ages including art projects, outdoor exploration, science experiments, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, Brightwater Education & Community Center at Clean-Water Treatment Facility, 22505 Highway 9 S.E., Woodinville; free (206-263-8862 or islandwood.org/).

Frogs: Learn about the Pacific tree frog, the Washington State Amphibian and other local frog species, for ages 8 and older, 1 p.m. Saturday, Lewis Creek Park and Visitor Center, 5808 Lakemont Blvd. S.E., Bellevue; free (425-452-4195 or www.bellevuewa.gov/lewis_creek_park.htm ).

Music at Third Place Commons: Bluegrass with Convergence Zone, 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Third Place Commons, 17171 Bothell Way N.E., Lake Forest Park; free (thirdplacecommons.org).

Northwest Women’s Show: Fashion, fitness, food exhibits, wine tasting, fashion shows, celebrity appearances, Firemen Sizzle Shows, seminars, speakers and authors, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday, CenturyLink Field Event Center, 800 Occidental Ave. S., Seattle; $15 (www.nwwomenshow.com).

Shop and Dine to Make a Difference: Buy a Cure Card for 20 percent discount at 60 participating shops and restaurants to benefit Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, Friday-Sunday, University Village Mall, 25th Ave. N.E. and Northeast 45th St., Seattle; $30 (206-667-4149 or www.fredhutch.org/uvillage).

Wedding Expo: Fashion, food, entertainment, flowers and more information from wedding professionals, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, Comcast Arena, 2000 Hewitt Ave., Everett; $15 (bridesclub.com).

French Fest — Celebration of French-Speaking Cultures: Entertainment including Tahitian dances, Cajun music, Gypsy jazz, African dance and French-language songs from around the world, children’s activities, international bistro, Best Baguette competition, culinary demos, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Sunday, Seattle Center Armory, Seattle (206-684-7200 or www.fenpnw.org ).

Madeline McKenzie: mmckenzie@seattletimes.com.



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