Music, volunteering and family fun | Community Corner
Community events for the weekend of April 5-6, 2014, include the World Rhythm Festival, Family Day: Food for Good at the Gates Foundation Visitor Center and the SCUBA and H2O Adventure Show.
World Rhythm Festival
Seattle World Percussion Society drum and dance workshops for all ages, featuring traditions of Africa, Asia, Cuba, Brazil, India, America and the Middle East, kids make their own percussion instruments, vendors, 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Saturday-Sunday; dance party, 8-10:30 p.m. Saturday; Great NW Drum Circle Closing Ceremony, 6-7:30 p.m. Sunday, Seattle Center Armory, Seattle; free (206-684-7200 or swps.org ).
Family Day: Food for Good: How to grow and prepare healthful foods from around the world, food samples, activities, music, storytelling, community organizations demonstrate how food gets from the farm to the table locally and globally, learn how kids of all ages can make a difference through volunteer programs, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Visitor Center, 440 Fifth Ave. N., Seattle; free (gates.ly/foodforgood ).
Dog and cat supplies for Oso: Collection of new medium and large animal crates, collars, leashes, dog and cat beds, toys, treats and food, drop off outside the shelter anytime Saturday-Sunday, Seattle Animal Shelter, 2061 15th Ave. W., Seattle (206-386-7387 or www.seattle.gov/animalshelter/).
Woodland Park Zoo Party for the Planet: Earth Day celebration with environment-focused eco-tours, craft activities, keeper talks, animal enrichment, 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m. daily, Saturday through April 13, Woodland Park Zoo, 5500 Phinney Ave. N., Seattle; $8.75-$12.75 (206-548-2500 or www.zoo.org/partyfortheplanet).
SCUBA and H2O Adventure Show: Exhibits, how-to clinics, adventure gear, travel information, beer garden, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday, Smith Cove Cruise Terminal 91, 2001 W. Garfield St., Seattle; $10, free admission for ages 9 and younger, and active, reserve and retired military, police, fire and rescue personnel (www.scubaH2Oshow.com ).
Whirligig: Supersized inflatable rides for ages 12 and younger, Toddler’s Zone, entertainment, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. daily through April 20, Seattle Center Armory, Seattle; admission free, rides $1.50 each or $7.50/all day pass, $4.50/all day toddler zone pass, all rides free on Thursdays (206-684-7200 or www.seattlecenter.com ).
Paws-On Science: Husky Weekend: UW scientists and researchers host interactive activities and exhibits for all ages, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, Pacific Science Center, 200 Second Ave. N., Seattle; $11-$18, admission discounts for UW faculty, staff, students and UWAA members (206-443-2001 or www.pacificsciencecenter.org/).
Madeline McKenzie: email@example.com.