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Community calendar: festivals, fairs and more

A detailed, categorized calendar of events all over Seattle and Western Washington, April 11-18, 2014.


Seattle Times staff

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Animal events

Bunny Bonanza

FRI Meet 15 to20 bunnies, for all ages, 6:30-7:30 p.m. Friday, Alki Bathhouse, 1702 Alki Ave. S.W., Seattle; $5/person (206-684-7430 or www.seattle.gov/parks ).

Woodland Park Zoo Party for the Planet

FRI-SUN Earth Day celebration with environmental-focused eco-tours, 10:30 a.m.; craft activities, penguin feeding, raptor flight demos, special keeper talks and animal enrichment, 9:30 a.m.-3 p.m. Friday-Sunday, Woodland Park Zoo, 5500 Phinney Ave. N., Seattle; $8.75-$12.75 (206-548-2500 or ).

Marine Mammal Mania

FRI-SUN Activities, talks and demonstrations on marine mammals, featuring harbor seals, 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday-Sunday, sea otters, April 16-20; Northern Fur Seals, April 25-27; Seattle Aquarium, 1483 Alaskan Way, Pier 59, Seattle; $14.95-$21.95 (206-386-4300 or www.seattleaquarium.org).

Tiger birthday

SAT Celebration, special treats and presents for tigers Almos and Taj’s seventh birthday, 1 p.m. Saturday, Cougar Mountain Zoo, 19525 S.E. 54th St., Issaquah; $9-$12.50 (425-391-5508 or www.cougarmountainzoo.org).

Earth Day Party, Point Defiance Zoo and Aquarium

SAT-SUN Special enrichment treats for zoo animals, projects and information for a healthy, sustainable community and planet, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium, 5400 N. Pearl St., Tacoma; $6.75-$17 (253-591-5337 or www.pdza.org ).

Cougars

APRIL 17 Learn about cougars, how to identify signs of them in the forest, for adults and kids sixth grade and older, 7 p.m. April 17, Northwest Stream Center, McCollum Park, Everett; $5-$7 (425-316-8592 or www.streamkeeper.org).

Benefits

Rescue Race 5K

SAT Walk/run, festival supporting The Rescue Mission’s meal program, 9 a.m. Saturday, Dacca Park, 2820 54th Ave. E., Fife; $10-$25 (www.rescuerace.org ).

Walk MS

SUN Four-mile walk to support research and local programs for people living with multiple sclerosis, 9 a.m. Sunday, University of Washington campus, University of Washington, Seattle; free, suggested fundraising goal $250 (800-344-4867 or www.walkMSnorthwest.org).

Foundations of Science Breakfast

APRIL 17 Celebrating the impact of Pacific Science Center in schools and communities around the state, keynote speaker Sen. Patty Murray, 7:30 a.m. April 17, Four Seasons Hotel Seattle, Seattle; suggested minimum donation $250 (206-443-2878 or www.pacificsciencecenter.org).

DAWN Of A New Day Breakfast

APRIL 17 Program for DAWN (Domestic Abuse Women’s Network) Healthy Youth Relationships Program to support efforts in South King County communities to end domestic violence, 7 a.m. April 17, Hilton Sea-Tac Airport, SeaTac; free, donations requested (dawnonline.org/).

Biking

Tulip Pedal

FRI, TUES Cascade Bicycle Club 22-25 mile, leisurely paced, mostly flat, social ride to see tulip fields and art venues; showers cancel, 10 a.m. Friday, Edgewater Park, 600 Behrens Millet Road, Mount Vernon (www.cascade.org/node/16926); and 10 a.m. Tuesday (www.cascade.org/node/16925 ).

How to Buy a Bike

SAT Cascade Bicycle Club presentation on different types of bikes and what suits needs of preferences for riders, 2 p.m. Saturday, Woodinville Library, 17105 Avondale Road N.E., Woodinville (425-486-7811 or www.kcls.org).

Introduction to bike commuting

SAT Basics of safe riding to work and around town by Cascade Bicycle Club, 2 p.m. Saturday, Lake Forest Park Library, 17171 Bothell Way N.E., Lake Forest Park Towne Centre, Lake Forest Park; free (425-486-8747/206-243-0233).

Birding

Music of birds of spring

WED Three-class series, how to bird by ear as birds sing to attract a mate, bird behavior and migration of birds and their love songs, starting 7 p.m. Wednesday, Seward Park Audubon Center, 5902 Lake Washington Boulevard S., Seattle; $30 (206-652-2444 or sewardparkdev.audubon.org/guided-natural-walk-1 ).

Dance

Sno-King International Folk Dance Club

SAT Dance lesson, folk dancing; 7 p.m. Saturday, Cedar Valley Grange, 20526 52nd Ave. W., Lynnwood; $5-$7 (425-385-2088 or sno-king.org).

Tuesday Evening Dancing

TUE Beginner level informal teaching first half-hour, waltz, ragtime, tango, polka, line dances, no partner needed, 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Peter Kirk Community Center, 352 Kirkland Ave., Kirkland; $8-$10 (www.mountaineers.org/seattle/folkdance ).

Seattle Easter Swing

APRIL 17-20 West Coast Swing convention with 25 workshops, competitive dancing, lessons, dance activities, April 17-20, Hyatt Regency Bellevue; $10-$135 (www.seattlewcswing.com ).

Easter/spring events

Easter Egg Hunt

SAT Kids search for 8,000+ eggs, prizes, free cookout, sponsored by Essential Church, 3 p.m. Saturday, Jubilee REACH, 14200 S.E. 13th Pl., Bellevue; free (www.essentialchurch.cc/events/community-easter-egg-hunt/).

Pysanky workshop

SAT Learn traditional Ukrainian egg decorating, for ages 7 and older and adults, all supplies provided, 1 p.m. Saturday, Third Place Commons, 17171 Bothell Way N.E., Lake Forest Park; free, space limited, preregister (206-366-3302).

Easter Train

SAT Vintage train ride with stop for Easter Egg Hunt, 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. Saturday, Lake Whatcom Railway, State Highway 9, Wickersham; $12.50-$25, by reservation (360-441-0719 or www.lakewhatcomrailway.com).

Egg-straordinary Egg Hunt

SUN Crafts, games, photo opportunities with a flurry, floppy-eared visitor, 10 a.m. Sunday, egg hunting 10:30 a.m., bring a basket, KidsQuest Children’s Museum, 4089 Factoria Blvd. S.E., Bellevue; $8-$12, preregistration encouraged (425-637-8100 or kidsquestmuseum.org/activities.php?sid=12043).

Preschool Egg-Stravaganza

APRIL 17 Toys, bounce house for ages 5 and younger, 10 a.m.-noon April 17, egg hunt at 11 a.m., Miller Community Center, 330 19th Ave. E., Seattle; free (206-684-4753 or www.seattle.gov/parks ).

Spring egg hunt

APRIL 17 For ages 11-17, 6 p.m. April 17, Van Asselt Community Center, 2820 S. Myrtle St., Seattle; free (206-386-1921 or www.seattle.gov/parks ).

Flashlight egg hunt

APRIL 17 For ages 11-17, 8 p.m. April 17, Hiawatha Community Center, 2700 California Ave. S.W., Seattle; free (206-684-7441 or www.seattle.gov/parks ).

Egg Dyeing Family Night

APRIL 18 Bring your own eggs, other supplies provided, 5:30 p.m. April 18, Seattle Children’s Museum, Seattle Center Armory, Seattle; $3-$5, reservations required (www.thechildrensmuseum.org ).

Pysanky Egg Workshop

APRIL 18 Learn the art of Pysanky Ukrainian folk art, eggs decorated with images and designs using beeswax and dyes, 5:30 p.m. April 18, KidsQuest Children’s Museum, Bellevue; $20-$25 (425-637-8100 or kidsquestmuseum.org/activities.php?sid=12145).

Bunny Bounce

APRIL 19 Egg hunts for ages 1-8, first-come, first-served; gorillas, meerkats, otters and other animals get Easter baskets lined with treats, 9:30 a.m.-3 p.m. April 19, Woodland Park Zoo, Seattle; $8.75-$12.75, ages 2 and younger free (206-548-2500 or zoo.org/bunnybounce ).

Spring Egg Hunts

APRIL 19-20 Kids hunt for plastic eggs hidden throughout the Museum, 8:30 a.m. April 19-20, The Children’s Museum, Seattle Center Armory, Seattle; $3-$12.25, space limited, advance tickets recommended (206-441-1768 or www.thechildrensmuseum.org/spring-egg-hunts ).

Fairs/Festivals

Washington State Spring Fair Puyallup

FRI-SUN Livestock, rides, vendors, entertainment, Northwest Living & Garden exhibits and displays, racing pigs, Auto Alley, KidZone, 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Friday-Saturday, 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Sunday; SlamFest Demolition Derby and Pit Party, 7:30 p.m. Saturday and 4 p.m. Sunday; Washington State Fair Events Center, 110 Ninth Ave. S.W., Puyallup; $8-$10; Military Appreciation Day free admission to active, reserve and retired military with ID and their dependents, Friday only; free parking (253-841-5045 or www.thefair.com/spring-fair ).

Polish Bazaar

SAT Polish crafts, pottery, crystal, books; dine-in and take-home dinners including borscht, pierogi, sausage, pickle soup, cabbage rolls; bakery and dessert bar; delicatessen with Polish sausage, sauerkraut, pickles, desserts, noon-6 p.m.; Polish Choir performance, 2 p.m. Saturday, Polish Cultural Center, 1714 18th Ave., Seattle (206-322-3020 or www.polishhome.org/DefaultEng.htm).

Whirligig

THRU APRIL 20 Supersized inflatable rides for ages 12 and younger, Toddler’s Zone, kids’ entertainment, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. daily through April 20 (closes 2 p.m. April 17), 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 ).

Food events

Beer Festival Fundraiser

SAT Bratwurst lunch, beer from 15 breweries, raffles, music; benefits RiteCare of WA professional speech and language therapy to children, noon Saturday, Scottish Rite Masonic Center, 1207 N. 152nd St., Shoreline; $30-$35; $15 designated driver (www.brownpapertickets.com/event/579261).

Taste of Spring

SAT Wine tasting, interactive wine education stations, expert gardeners and designers to enter spring in style, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday, Columbia Winery, 14030 N.E. 145th St., Woodinville; $10-$40 (425-482-7381 or columbiawinerytasteofspring.bpt.me).

Italian Easter Lunch cooking class

SUN Hands-on cooking class and meal, 1 p.m. Sunday, Atrium Kitchen, Economy Building, Pike Place Market, Seattle; $63 (www.brownpapertickets.com/event/585980).

Taste of Sonoma Valley

APRIL 17 Sample wine and meet representatives from 20 Sonoma Valley wineries, snacks, silent auction; proceeds benefit Northwest Harvest, 6:30 p.m. April 17, W Hotel, Seattle; $50, by reservation (northwestharvest.org ).

Hop Scotch Spring Beer & Scotch Festival

APRIL 18-19 Premier beer, Scotch, whiskey tasting experience benefiting the Seattle International Film Festival, 5 p.m.-midnight April 18, 2 p.m.-midnight April 19, Fremont Studios, Seattle; $30-$45 (206-633-0422 or www.hopscotchtasting.com ).

Gardening

Seattle Children’s Garden Sale

FRI-SUN Sale of perennials, annuals, shrubs and trees, expert advice from hospital groundskeepers, proceeds benefit Seattle Children’s Hospital, noon-6 p.m. Friday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Sunday, Seattle Children’s Administration Building, 6901 Sand Point Way N.E., Seattle (206-987-2153 or www.seattlechildrens.org/ways-to-help/events/ ).

Early Bloomers Plant Sale

SAT Spring-flowering plants, perennials, Arboretum-propagated shrubs and trees, proceeds benefit the Arboretum, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, Graham Visitor Center, 2300 Arboretum Dr. East, Seattle (206-325-4510 or www.arboretumfoundation.org).

Mediterranean Herbs

SAT Learn about growing, harvesting herbs, 10 a.m. Saturday, Swansons Nursery, 9701 15th Ave. N.W., Seattle (206-782-2543 or swansonsnursery.com/seminars-events/).

Bee-Friendly Gardening

SAT How to garden in ways that encourage local pollinator populations to thrive, best plants to make your garden a bee-friendly haven, 1:30 p.m. Saturday, Sky Nursery, 18528 Aurora Ave. N., Shoreline; free (206-546-4851 or www.skynursery.com).

Evergreen Chrysanthemum Association Plant Sale

SAT Mum sale including many unusual varieties, 9 a.m.-noon Saturday, Furney’s Nursery, 21515 International Blvd., Des Moines (206-878-8761 or ecamumclub.org ).

Dahlias and Dirt

SAT Experts’ tips on growing dahlias, 10 a.m., creating fertile soils, 11 a.m. Saturday; tuber giveaway, free raffle, dahlia catalogs and information; afterward, help prep Brightwater’s garden beds, snacks provided, Brightwater Education & Community Center at Clean-Water Treatment Facility, 22505 State Route 9 Southeast, Woodinville; free (islandwood.org/event/dahlias-and-dirt ).

Meerkerk Magic

SAT Use natural materials to create a fairy doll, noon-4 p.m. Saturday, Meerkerk Gardens, 3531 Meerkerk Lane, Greenbank, Whidbey Island; $5/admission, ages 15 and younger free (360-678-1912 or www.meerkerkgardens.org).

Molbak’s seminars

SAT-SUN Lisa Taylor, author of “Your Farm in the City” and co-author of “The Maritime Northwest Garden Guide” on how to grow strawberries, blueberries, raspberries and blackberries, book signing, 10 a.m. Saturday; practical advice and book signing with Colin McCrate, author of “Food Grown Right, in Your Backyard,” noon Saturday; Ciscoe Morris on easiest to grow herbs and new herbs to try, 2 p.m. Saturday; how to grow edibles in containers, 10 a.m. Sunday, Molbak’s, 13625 N.E. 175th St., Woodinville; free (425-483-5000 or www.molbaks.com/events.html).

NPA Spring Plant Sale

SUN Northwest Perennial Alliance new introductions, rare perennials, native favorites, garden art from several vendors, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Sunday, North Seattle Community College, 9600 College Way N., Seattle (425-647-6004 or www.northwestperennialalliance.org/).

1, 2, 3 Grow a Garden

SUN How to prepare, plant and maintain your edible garden, 2 p.m. Sunday, Delridge Public Library, 5423 Delridge Way S.W., Seattle; free (206-733-9125 or www.spl.org).

Culinary Herb Gardening

TUE How to plant your herb garden, 6 p.m. Tuesday, Green Lake Library, 7364 E. Green Lake Drive N., Seattle (206-684-7547 or www.spl.org).

Gardening for Seniors

APRIL 17 Senior-friendly gardening tools, creating a garden using containers and raised beds, 11 a.m. April 17, Swansons Nursery, 9701 15th Ave. N.W., Seattle (206-782-2543 or swansonsnursery.com/seminars-events/ ).

Plant Exchange

APRIL 17 Share plants, seeds, tools, supplies, yard art and knowledge, 5:30 p.m. April 17, Miller Community Center, 330 19th Ave. E., Seattle (206-684-4753).

Hiking/walks

Hiking preparedness for families

FRI How to dress, pack and prepare for hiking in the Northwest, for all ages, 10 a.m. Friday, Mercer Slough Environmental Education Center, 1625 118th Ave. S.E., Bellevue; free (425-452-7225).

Skagit Valley Tulip Festival Walk

SAT Volkssport 10K or 5K walk along the Skagit River and Burlington, start anytime 8-11 a.m., finish by 2 p.m. Saturday, Skagit River Park, 1100 S. Skagit St., Burlington (www.nwtrekkers.org ).

Spring walk

APRIL 19 Emerald City Wanderers Volkssport 10K and 5K walk including Rhododendron Garden and spring plant sale, start anytime 9 a.m.-1 p.m., finish by 4 p.m. April 19, Weyerhaeuser Corporate Headquarters, Federal Way (www.walkingwithecw.org).

Hobbies

PSPCS Sale, Swap and Show

SAT Puget Sound Photographic Collectors Society (PSPCS) display, swap and sale of used, collectible and antique camera equipment and accessories, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Kent Commons, 525 Fourth Ave. N., Kent; $5, early admission 8:30 a.m. $15 (253-856-5000 or www.pspcs.org/212.html ).

Museum events

Family Adventures in Nanotechnology

FRI Join scientists from SHINE (Seattle Hub for Industry-Driven Nanotechnology Education) to explore nanotechnology through demonstrations and experiments, 6 p.m. Friday, KidsQuest Children’s Museum, 4089 Factoria Blvd. S.E., Bellevue; $6-$9 (425-637-8100 or www.kidsquestmuseum.org/activities.php?sid=12151).

National Volunteer Week

FRI-SAT Free admission to all who volunteer to improve their communities, show your badge/ID as an active volunteer, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday-Saturday, Museum of Glass, 1801 E. Dock St., Tacoma; regular admission $5-$12 (253-284-4750 or www.museumofglass.org ).

“Imagine That” Opening Day

SAT Celebrate the opening of “Imagine That: Surprising Stories and Amazing Objects,” objects in the Burke’s collections to solve mysteries, write stories, make a nature journal, music of the Native Northwest and South America, for all ages, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, Burke Museum of Natural History and Culture, University of Washington, Seattle; $7.50-$10 (206-543-5590 or www.burkemuseum.org/events/).

Princess Angeline Native Tea Party

SAT Serving Native and English teas, scones, finger sandwiches with hostess Cecile Hansen, the Duwamish Tribal Chairwoman and Princess Angeline’s great-great-grand-niece, 1 p.m. Saturday, Duwamish Longhouse & Cultural Center, 4705 W. Marginal Way S.W., Seattle; $10 (206-431-1582 or www.brownpapertickets.com/event/619550).

Territorial Voices, A Civil War Reader’s Theater

SAT Dramatic performance of historian Lorraine McConaghy’s history of Washington state during the Civil War, 1 p.m. Saturday, Issaquah Depot Museum, 78 First Ave. N.E., Issaquah; free (425-392-3500 or www.issaquahhistory.org).

Yuri’s Night

SAT Part of global celebration of humanity’s past, present, and future in space in commemoration of April 12, 1961, first manned spaceflight by cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin’, and April 12, 1981, the inaugural launch of NASA’s space shuttle; for ages 21 and older only, 7 p.m. Saturday, Museum of Flight, 9404 E. Marginal Way S., Seattle; free (206-764-5720 or www.museumofflight.org).

Dr. Tolmie, Naturalist

SAT Opening day of exhibit on William Tolmie, naturalist at Hudson’s Bay Company at Fort Nisqually from 1843 until 1859, including his history-making expedition to Mount Rainier in 1833, through July 20, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, Fort Nisqually Living History Museum, 5400 N. Pearl St., Tacoma; $4-$8 (253-591-5339 or www.fortnisqually.org).

Paris to Seattle: High Fashion at MOHAI

SUN Lecture on stylish Seattle women of the early 20th century and their lasting influence and special viewing of garments from the museum’s costume collection, 1 p.m. Sunday, MOHAI, 860 Terry Ave. N., Seattle; $5-$10, museum admission not included (www.mohai.org).

Earth Day Storytelling at the Duwamish Longhouse

SUN Nothwest Native American storytellers share stories about our relationship to Earth, 2 p.m. Sunday, Duwamish Longhouse & Cultural Center, 4705 W. Marginal Way S.W., Seattle; free (206-431-1582 or www.brownpapertickets.com/event/627659).

History Cafe: Civil War Remembrance

APRIL 17 History discussion, 7 p.m. April 17, MOHAI Cafe, 860 Terry Ave. N., Seattle; free (www.mohai.org).

$1 Third Thursday, KidsQuest

APRIL 17 Discounted admission, 5-8 p.m. April 17, KidsQuest Children’s Museum, 4089 Factoria Blvd. S.E., Bellevue; $1 (425-637-8100 or www.kidsquestmuseum.org).

“Community of Courage: A Japanese American Story”

ONGOING New exhibit on the Bainbridge Island Japanese-American community and their story throughout World War 11,10 a.m.-5 p.m. daily through Sept. Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park, 319 Second Ave. S., Seattle; free (206-220-4231 or www.nps.gov/klse).

Spy: The Secret World of Espionage

ONGOING First public exhibition of treasures from the collections of the CIA, the FBI, the National Reconnaissance Office (NRO) and H. Keith Melton, author, historian and international authority on spy technology; gadgets and artifacts from spies and spy catchers, observe spy technologies, some recently declassified, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturdays-Sundays through Sept. 1 by timed entry, Pacific Science Center, 200 Second Ave. N, Seattle; $20-$33 (206-443-2001 or www.pacificsciencecenter.org ).

Paddle sports

Learn to Dragon Boat

SAT Kent Dragon Boat Association clinic, try sport that promotes fitness, competition and community participation, wear layers and bring a water bottle, life jackets and paddles provided, 10 a.m. Saturday, meet 9:30 a.m., Lake Meridian Park, 14800 S.E. 272nd St., Kent; free (253-332-9546 or www, kentdragonboat.com).

Dragon boat paddling

ONGOING Join paddling crew for introduction to dragon boating, all equipment provided, no experience or reservations needed, for ages 18 and older and ages 12 and older with parent, 8 a.m. Saturdays, 3 p.m. Sundays, 6 p.m. Mondays, Wednesdays, next to Kenmore Air, 950 Westlake Ave. N., Seattle; free (206-715-7066 or www.seattleflyingdragons.org ).

Park events

Teen and Family Unite Fest

FRI Teen program class demonstrations, resource information for parents, entertainment, food, bounce house for children, 3-7 p.m. Friday, Rainier Beach Community Center, 8825 Rainier Ave. S., Seattle (206-386-1925).

Voices of Spring: Chorus Frog and Owl Concert

FRI Explore the pond and forest to find owls and frogs, for ages 6 and older, children accompanied by adult, 7:30 p.m. Friday, Camp Long, 5200 35th Ave. S.W., Seattle; $5 (206-386-4236 or www.seattle.gov/parks ).

Celebrate Urban Nature

SAT Nature songs with Caspar Babypants, reptile show, raptors, animal encounters, petting farm, exotic bug zoo, Insect Safari, arts and nature activities, information, 10 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Saturday, Magnuson Community Center, 7110 62nd Ave. N.E., Seattle; $10/family or $3/person (206-684-7026 or www.seattle.gov/parks).

Seward Park Audubon Center: Halls of Wonder

SAT Birds of spring themed exhibits, crafts, science experiments, scavenger hunts, self-guided nature walks for all ages, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturdays, Park Audubon Center, 5902 Lake Washington Boulevard S., Seattle; free (206-652-2444 or sewardpark.audubon.org/).

Bell Street Park Opening Celebration

SAT Celebrate the new boulevard with ribbon cutting, music, family activities, 2-5 p.m. Saturday, Bell Street from Second to Third Avenue, Seattle (206-233-7929 or www.seattle.gov).

Full Moon in the Forest

SAT Nighttime walk for ages 8 and older, children accompanied by adult, 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Lincoln Park, 8011 Fauntleroy Way S.W., Seattle; $5 (206-386-4236 or www.seattle.gov/parks).

Metamorphosis

SAT Learn about the incredible change that caterpillars undergo, for ages 4 and older, 1 p.m. Saturday, Lewis Creek Park and Visitor Center, 5808 Lakemont Blvd. S.E., Bellevue; free (425-452-4195).

Bellevue Botanical Garden Tours

SAT-SUN Docent-led tour, 2 p.m. Saturdays-Sundays, m at Visitor Center, 2 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, Bellevue Botanical Garden, 12001 Main St., Bellevue; free (www.bellevuebotanical.org ).

State Parks Free Day

APRIL 19, 22 Visit State Parks free, no Discover Pass required; Spring Saturday, April 19; Earth Day, April 22 at all Washington State Parks (www.parks.wa.gov/events).

Performances

Third Place Commons Weekend Music

FRI-SAT International Folk Voice Band folk dance, 7:30 p.m. Friday; 85th Street Big Band swing, 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Third Place Commons, 17171 Bothell Way N.E., Lake Forest Park; free (www.thirdplacebooks.com).

Spring Lu’au

SAT Celebration of Pacific Island culture with dinner, 6-8 p.m., stage show, 8 p.m., 6 p.m. Saturday, Memorial Fieldhouse, University of Puget Sound, 1500 N. Warner St., Tacoma; $23/show and dinner, $12/show only, $15/dinner only (tickets.pugetsound.edu).

Benefit concert for Oso Mudslide Relief

SUN Chamber music by Ravel, Bach, Rachmaninoff, performances by violinist Sarah Hall and cellist Aaron Hall, from Oso, Washington, hosted by Seattle Symphony violinist Arthur Zadinsky and Oana Rusu Tomai, piano, 3 p.m. Sunday, St. Andrew’s Lutheran Church, 2650 148th Ave. S.E., Bellevue; free, all donations go to United Way of Snohomish County (425-746-2529).

Running

Seahawks 12K Run at The Landing

SUN Blitz, the Sea Gals, Blue Thunder, Seahawks players at 12K run including around Seahawks training facility, 9 a.m. Sunday.; 5K walk/run, 9:20 a.m.; half-mile run for ages 10 and younger, 10:45 a.m.; Seahawks Spirit costume contest, raffle for Seahawks merchandise and gift certificates at Landing stores, proceeds benefit for A Better Seattle foundation led by coach Pete Carroll and the Seattle Seahawks; register 6:30-8:45 a.m. Sunday, The Landing, 715 N. Landing Way, Renton; $35-$45, $10/kids run (seahawks12krun.com ).

Scrambled Egg 5k

APRIL 19 5k with egg hunt, find eggs scattered over the course, 10 a.m. April 19, Redmond City Hall Plaza, 15670 N.E. 85th St., Redmond; $15-$32.50 (runsignup.com/Race/WA/Redmond/ScrambledEgg5krunwalk).

Sales/Shopping

Rummage sale

FRI-SAT Clothes, household goods, electronics, tools, furniture, books, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, Lake City Christian Church, 1933 N.E. 125th St., Seattle (206-363-1438 or www.lakecitychristianchurch.org/).

Spring Garage Sale, Antiques & More

FRI-SAT 140 vendors, food, music, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Friday-Saturday, Skagit County Fairgrounds, 1410 Virginia St., Mount Vernon; $2 (360-336-9414 or www.skagitcounty.net/fairgrounds).

Friends of Skyway Library Book Sale

SAT Book bargains to support the library, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, Skyway Library, 7614 S. 126th St., Seattle (206-772-5541 or www.kcls.org ).

NW Art & Modern Premier Auction

SUN Northwest and modern artists including works by Mark Tobey, Guy Anderson, George Tsutakawa, William Lee Cumming, Dale Chihuly, modern midcentury furniture and decorative arts, fine jewelry; noon Sunday; preview, noon-5 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, Pacific Galleries, 241 S. Lander St., Seattle; free (206-441-9990 or www.PacGal.com ).

Special interest

Redmond Historical Society

SAT Former slough racers discuss the Sammamish Slough Race: 1933-1976, 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Old Redmond Schoolhouse Community Center, 16600 N.E. 80th St., Redmond; $5 suggested donation (www.redmondhistoricalsociety.org).

Community dinner for Misty Upham

SUN Dinner and cultural entertainment to welcome Misty Upham, who grew up in Seattle’s Indian community and starred in “August: Osage County.” 6 p.m. Sunday, Daybreak Star Cultural Center, 3801 W. Government Way, Discovery Park, Seattle; $5 at the door (425-329-9830).

Tours

Snoqualmie train

SAT-SUN Ride a vintage train from Victorian-era depot museum, noon, 1:30 and 3 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays, Northwest Railway Museum, 38625 SE King St, Snoqualmie; $10-$18 (425-888-3030 or www.trainmuseum.org ).

Travel events

Rick Steves’ Europe

SAT Travel class; Reykjavik Highlights: 48 Hours in Iceland, 10 a.m. Saturday, Edmonds Theater, 415 Main St., Edmonds; free, reservations required (425-771-8303 or www.ricksteves.com).

Travel seminars

SAT South American Amazon rain forest, 10 a.m.; Chile, Argentina, Patagonia, 1 p.m. Saturday, Savvy Traveler, 112 Fifth Ave. S., Edmonds; free, preregister (425-744-6076 or www.savvytravelerstore.com ).

Travel to Italy

APRIL 17 Seminar on planning travel in Italy, 7 p.m. April 17, North Bend Library, 115 E. Fourth St., North Bend (425-888-0554).

Volunteer

Earth Day Service Project with Student Conservation Association

SAT Join the Student Conservation Association for annual Earth Day service event, 9 a.m. Saturday, Washington Park Arboretum, 2300 Arboretum Dr. E., Seattle (206-324-4649 or www.thesca.org ).

Green Kirkland Earth Day

SAT Work with EarthCorps to remove invasive plants, 9 a.m. Saturday, Kiwanis Park; 10 a.m. April 19, Crestwoods Park; 10 a.m. April 26, Juanita Bay Park; 9 a.m. April 26, Juanita Heights Park, Kirkland; preregister (www.greenkirkland.org ).

Earth Day, Marysville

SAT All ages invited to plant trees and shrubs next to Allen Creek, tools provided, 10 a.m. Saturday, Wilcox Farm, 9311 67th Ave. N.E., Marysville (425-316-8592).

Me-Kwa-Mooks Park Earth Day

APRIL 19 Help remove invasive plants and mulch, for all ages, preregister, 10 a.m. April 19, Me-Kwa-Mooks Park, 4503 Beach Drive S.W., Seattle (seattle.cedar.greencitypartnerships.org/event/4900/ ).

Workshops

Preserving Your Old House

WED Historic Seattle educational programs for home repair and remodeling; tile and other hard surfaces used in homes from 100 years ago to midcentury, 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, Historic Seattle, 1117 Minor Ave., Seattle; $5, preregistration encouraged (www.historicseattle.org ).



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