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For Mother’s Day, wildlife and flowers | Community Corner

Community events for the weekend of May 10-11, 2014, include Mom and Me at the Zoo, Backyard Wildlife Festival and Kruckeberg Botanic Garden Mother’s Day.


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Mom and Me at the Zoo

Music and dance performances in the North Meadow, special zookeeper talks focusing on animal mothers and babies including lions, otters, penguins and Colobus monkeys, text message scavenger hunt, half-price admission for moms, 9:30 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, Woodland Park Zoo, 5500 Phinney Ave. N., Seattle; $11.75-$18.75 (206-548-2500 or zoo.org/momandme).

Backyard Wildlife Festival: Arts and crafts marketplace, educational displays, native plant sale, 9 a.m.-3 p.m.; guided bird tour along the Duwamish River, 9:30 a.m.; attracting birds to your garden, 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Tukwila Community Center, 12424 42nd Ave. S., Tukwila (206-768-2822 or backyardwildlifefestival.org ).

Spirit of West Africa: Music and dance performances from cultures of West Africa, fashion show, African marketplace, Senegalese cuisine, dance workshops, noon-8 p.m. Saturday, Seattle Center Armory, Seattle (206-684-7200 or www.seattlecenter.com).

Average Joe Cat Show: Hosted by Purrfect Pals cat sanctuary, dozens of cats compete in many categories, photography show, shelters and rescue groups, food, vendor fair, silent auction to support Purrfect Pals, 10 a.m. Saturday, Spartan Recreation Center, 18560 First Ave. N.E., Shoreline; $5/person, $12/family (averagejoecatshow.org/).

Seattle Maritime Festival: Harbor open house, tugboat races. work boat parade, vessel tours, free harbor tours, chowder cook-off, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, Pier 66 and surrounding area; Family Fun Day Boat Building Championships, Survival Suit Races, vessel tours, kids’ boat building, music, free ship canal boat tours, bounce houses, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday, Lake Union Park, Seattle (www.seattlepropellerclub.org ).

Pike Place Market Flower Festival: Large selection of locally grown flowers, card making, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, Pike Place Market, Seattle (206-682-7453 or www.pikeplacemarket.org ).

Kruckeberg Botanic Garden Mother’s Day: Sale of trilliums, natives, ferns, garden art; tours, food trucks, kids’ activities, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, Kruckeberg Botanic Garden, 20312 15th Ave. N.W., Shoreline (206-546-1281 or kruckeberg.org/msk ).

Arboretum Flower Power: Casual walking tour featuring flowering plants in blossom, 1 p.m. Sunday, Graham Visitor Center, 2300 Arboretum Drive E., Seattle; free (206-543-8800 or www.uwbotanicgardens.org).

Wetland Wildflowers: Informal Mother’s Day wildflower walk, 2 p.m. Sunday, Mercer Slough Environmental Education Center, 1625 118th Ave. S.E., Bellevue; free (425-452-2565 or www.bellevuewa.gov/mseec.htm).

Madeline McKenzie: mmckenzie@seattletimes.com.



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