A detailed, categorized calendar of events all over Seattle and Western Washington, Feb. 26-March 3, 2016.

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Animal events

Acatemy Awards

FRI-SUN Fees waived on all black and white cats ages 1 year and older, 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Friday-Saturday, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Sunday, Humane Society for Seattle/King County, 13212 S.E. Eastgate Way, Bellevue (425-641-0080 or seattlehumane.org).

Name baby gorilla

FRI-MON Submit a female name in the African languages of Hausa, Yoruba or Igbo for the baby gorilla born at the zoo Nov. 20; Grand Prize, one year family zoo membership and close-up visit with the baby gorilla, submit name online or in ballot box at zoo grounds through Monday, Woodland Park Zoo, 5500 Phinney Ave. N., Seattle (zoo.org/page.aspx?pid=1722).

Anniversary Adoption Event

SAT All pet adoptions $26 in celebration of adoption center’s 26th anniversary, noon-6 p.m. Saturday, Homeward Pet Adoption Center, 13132 N.E. 177th Place, Woodinville (homewardpet.org).

Leapin’ Lemurs

SUN-MON Celebrate Leap Day with special enrichment treats for lemurs, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Sunday-Monday, Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium, 5400 N. Pearl St., Tacoma; $7.95-$17.95, ages 2 and younger free (253-591-5337 or pdza.org).


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SAT Ten tastes of wine, appetizers, music, wine store; proceeds benefit the PNA, 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Phinney Neighborhood Center, 6532 Phinney Ave. N., Seattle; $10-$30 (206-783-2244 or phinneycenter.org/wine).

Schack Art Center H’Arts

SAT Auction, dinner, wine to benefit art center programs, 5 p.m. Saturday, Edward D. Hansen Conference Center, 2000 Hewitt Ave., Everett; $95-$120 (425-259-5050 or schack.org).

Ed Viesturs fundraiser for Nepal school

WED World renowned climber Ed Viesturs with slideshow of his climbs including K2, discussion about the loss of Sherpa culture and model school to promote cultural preservation of rural mountain regions, 7 p.m. Wednesday, Hilton Seattle, Seattle; free, by reservation, donations requested (SherpaCares.org/Seattle).

Downton Abbey Grand Finale Celebration

PLAN AHEAD Tea reception with music, speaker Jessica Fellows, 1920s attire encouraged, noon, advance screening of final episode of “Downton Abbey,” 1 p.m. March 6, McCaw Hall, Seattle Center; $50 donation benefits KCTS 9 (800-706-1999 or kcts9.org/downton).

King County Library System Foundation Literary Lions Gala

PLAN AHEAD Keynote speaker cookbook author Ruth Reichl, 20 authors, food, wine, author salons, 6 p.m. March 5, Hyatt Regency Bellevue; $225-$275 (425-369-3448 or kclsfoundation.ejoinme.org/llg2016).


Slow Ride

SAT Cascade Bicycle Club SLOW (Senior Ladies on Wheels) hosts 10-mile, easy pace ride open to all, with lunch stop, 11 a.m. Saturday, Northwest African American Museum, 2300 S. Massachusetts St., Seattle; free (cascade.org/node/23997).

Chilly Hilly

SUN Cascade Bicycle Club 33 mile ride with 2,191-foot elevation gain around Bainbridge Island to kick off the local cycling season, proceeds benefit club activities; registration/packet pick up 7-10 a.m. Sunday, Pyramid Brewing, 1201 First Ave. S., Seattle, ferry departures 7:55, 8:45, 9:40 and 10:35 a.m.; or start 7:30-10:30 a.m. Sunday, B.I. Cycle Shop, 124 Bjune Dr. S.E., Bainbridge; $15-$45 (cascade.org/rides-major-rides/chilly-hilly).


Emerald City Contra Dance

FRI Beginners’ workshop, 7 p.m., dance to live music with caller, don’t wear perfume or other scented products, 7:30 p.m. Friday, Phinney Neighborhood Center, 6532 Phinney Ave. N., Seattle; $5-$9 (206-440-9839 or seattledance.org/contra/emerald.city.html).

Sno-King International Folk Dance Club

SAT Folk dancing, dance lesson, 7 p.m. Saturday, Cedar Valley Grange, 20526 52nd Ave. W., Lynnwood; $7 (206-524-7360 or sno-king.org).

Mountaineers Folkdance

TUE Informal teaching, no partner necessary, waltz, tango, polka, line dancing, 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Peter Kirk Community Center, 352 Kirkland Ave., Kirkland; $10 (425-746-2328 or mountaineers.org/seattlefolkdance).


Seattle Home Show

FRI-SUN Display homes, home electronics, remodeling, decorating displays and vendors, daily “Meet the Experts” seminars, Outdoor Living and Wine Garden, Swim/Bike/Run for Habitat fundraiser for affordable housing, noon-6 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, CenturyLink Field Event Center, 800 Occidental Ave. S., Seattle; $12/adults, $8/ages 60+, $3/ages 7-15, ages 6 and younger free; return a second day free, ID required (seattlehomeshow.com).

Smelt Derby Family Festival

SAT Free fishing derby, 9 a.m.-2 p.m.; La Conner High School pancake breakfast, 8-11 a.m., Maple Hall, $7/adults, $3/kids; family fun carnival, noon-3 p.m., Maple Hall, La Conner (laconnerrotary.org).

Seattle Golf and Travel Show

PLAN AHEAD Golf and travel destinations exhibits, vendors, seminars, noon-5 p.m. March 4, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. March 5, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. March 6, CenturyLink Field Event Center, Seattle; $14, ages 17 and younger free (seattlegolfshow.com).

Seattle Bike Show and The Travel/Adventure Gear Expo

PLAN AHEAD Bike show with 125 exhibits, biking associations, fundraising rides, mountain biking, sale of new bikes and accessories, beer garden, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. March 5, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. March 6, CenturyLink Field Event Center, Seattle; $12, ages 17 and younger free; includes admission to Seattle Golf & Travel Show (seattlebikeshow.com).

Food events

Vegetarian Tamale Making

SAT Learn how to make tamales, 10 a.m. Saturday, El Centro De La Raza, 2524 16th Ave. S, Seattle; $75, preregister (206-551-2557 or elcentrodelaraza.org/events/event/tamale-making-classes).

Pancake breakfast at the Beach

SAT Pancakes, turkey sausage, beverages, proceeds benefit community center program scholarships, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, Rainier Beach Community Center, 8825 Rainier Ave. S., Seattle; $3-$5 (206-721-7766).

Russian Pancake Feast

SUN Authentic blini with sour cream and fish (caviar/lox/herring) sides or syrup and jam, desserts, beverages, entertainment, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Sunday, Russian Community Center, 704 19th Ave. E., Seattle (206-323-3877 or russiancommunitycenterseattle.org).

POCO Oscars Party

SUN Viewing event with Oscar bingo. craft cocktails, 4 p.m. Sunday, POCO Wine + Spirits, 1408 E. Pine St., Seattle; free (206-322-9463 or facebook.com/events/1539054743060153).

Dine Around Seattle

MARCH 3-31 Three-course prix fixe menus, $33; 3-course lunch at some venues, $18, Sundays through Thursdays March 3-31, excluding Sunday brunch and holidays, at 47 participating restaurants (dinearoundseattle.org).


Rose pruning demonstration

SAT Seattle Rose Society demonstrate rose pruning and share information on rose care and techniques used in the park’s organic Rose Garden, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, Woodland Park Rose Garden, North 50th Street and Fremont Avenue North, Seattle; free (zoo.org).

Display garden plant sale

SAT Sale of native plants used in the Arboretum’s Hoh Rain Forest display at last week’s Northwest Flower and Garden Show, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, Graham Visitors Center, Washington Park Arboretum, Seattle (206-325-4510).

Safe and Healthy Edible Gardening

SAT How to insure healthy soil, selecting plants and avoiding using chemicals, 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Master Gardener Demonstration Garden, 15416 S.E. 16th St., Bellevue; free (425-485-5942).

Bellevue Botanical Garden classes

SAT Rain garden basics, 10 a.m. Saturday, $25-$35; drought-tolerant plants for your garden, March 3, Bellevue Botanical Garden, 12001 Main St., Bellevue; by reservation, space limited (425-452-2750 or bellevuebotanical.org/calendar.html).

Edible Planting/Hellebores Techniques

SAT-SUN Bill Thorness, author of “Cool Season Gardener” on techniques to grow vegetables, 10 a.m. Saturday; new hellebore varieties, growing tips, 11 a.m. Sunday, Swansons Nursery, 9701 15th Ave. N.W., Seattle; free (206-782-2543 or swansonsnursery.com).

Sky Nursery seminars

SAT-SUN Rose pruning and care, 11 a.m. Saturday; vegetable gardening 101, 1 p.m. Sunday, Sky Nursery, 18528 Aurora Ave. N., Shoreline; free (206-546-4851 or skynursery.com).

Winter Festival: A Fascination For Hellebores

SAT-SUN Profusion of the newest hellebores, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday-Sunday; growing hellebores presentation, 11 a.m. Saturday, Christianson’s Nursery, 15806 Best Road, Mount Vernon; free (360-466-3821 or christiansonsnursery.com/whats-happening).

Permaculture Plant Sale and Seed Swap

TUE Plants for low maintenance edible gardens, permaculture, meetup for beginner or experienced gardeners, 4 p.m. Tuesday, 21 Acres Center for Local Food and Sustainable Living, 13701 N.E. 171st St., Woodinville; free (eventbrite.com/e/permaculture-plant-sale-tickets-20237403619?aff=ebrowse).

Northwest Horticultural Society Spring Plant Sale

PLAN AHEAD Plants and shrubs from several specialty nurseries, proceeds benefit Elisabeth C. Miller Library, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. March 4, Center for Urban Horticulture, 3501 N.E. 41st St., Seattle (northwesthort.org/).


Walking Day

SAT Interlaken Trailblazers Volkssport club 10K (6.2 miles) and 6K (3.7 miles) walk on sidewalks and park paths, start anytime 9 a.m.-noon, finish by 3 p.m. Saturday, Anderson Park, 7802 168th Ave. N.E., Redmond; free (interlakentrailblazers.org).

Adventure Hike

SAT-SUN Join a naturalist for a 2-mile hike, exploring the shores of Rattlesnake and Christmas Lakes for signs of wildlife, for all ages; no dogs or strollers; 1:30 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, Cedar River Watershed Education Center, 19901 Cedar Falls Road S.E., North Bend; free, preregister (206-733-9421 or seattle.gov/util/EnvironmentConservation/OurWatersheds/CedarRiverWatershed/ProgramsTours/index.htm).


Sewing and Stitchery Expo

FRI-SUN Seminars, workshops, vendors, style shows exhibiting the latest fabrics, tools, and supplies, 8:30 a.m.-6 p.m. Friday-Saturday, 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday, Washington State Fair Events Center, 110 Ninth Ave. S.W., Puyallup; $12-$14 (253-841-5045 or sewexpo.com).

Phinney Neighborhood Association Book Exchange

SAT Exchange gently used children’s, mystery, sci-fi and fantasy books, magazines, and DVDs, or purchase for $1-$2, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, Phinney Neighborhood Center, 6532 Phinney Ave. N., Seattle (206-783-2244 or phinneycenter.org).

Green River Glass Show & Sale

SAT Glass, china, pottery, jewelry and miscellaneous collectibles from early to mid-20th Century by 35 vendors, free glass identification (limit 2 items per person), glass repair available, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, Kent Commons, 525 Fourth Ave. N., Kent; $3 admission benefits local charities (kentwa.gov/calendar.aspx).

Anime Marathon

SUN Movie and TV show screening, for kids, 10:30 a.m.-1 p.m.; for teens and adults, 1:25-5:15 p.m. Sunday, Northeast Branch Library, 6801 35th Ave. N.E., Seattle (206-684-7539).

Introduction to Drones/Unmanned Aerial Vehicles

SUN Learn about safety and regulatory issues when operating drones and commercial uses of drones, 2 p.m. Sunday, Bothell Library, 18215 98th Ave. N.E., Bothell; free (425-486-7811 or kcls.org).

Museum events

Defeating Racism Today: What does it take?

SAT Eva Abram talks about the history and impact today of racism through acting and storytelling, 11:30 a.m. Saturday, Issaquah Depot Museum, 78 First Ave. N.E., Issaquah; free (425-392-3500 or issaquahhistory.org).

Preserving Family Photos

SAT Curator of Collections shares tips and tricks for preserving treasured photos, 1 p.m. Saturday, White River Valley Museum, 918 H St. S.E., Auburn; included in $2-$5 museum admission, no registration required (253-288-7433 or wrvmuseum.org/events.html).

First Thursday, Asian Art Museum

MARCH 3 Free museum admission, 10 a.m.-9 p.m. March 3, Seattle Asian Art Museum, 1400 E. Prospect St., Seattle (206-654-3100 or seattleartmuseum.org).

First Thursday, Living Computer Museum

MARCH 3 Milestones in computer history, interact with old computers, 5-8 p.m. March 3, Living Computer Museum, 2245 First Ave. S., Seattle (livingcomputermuseum.org).

First Thursday, MOHAI

MARCH 3 Free admission, 10 a.m.-8 p.m. March 3, Museum of History & Industry (MOHAI), 860 Terry Ave. N., Seattle; surcharge for special exhibitions (206-324-1126 or mohai.org).

First Thursday, Museum of Flight

MARCH 3 Free admission, 5-9 p.m. March 3, Museum of Flight, 9404 E. Marginal Way S., Seattle (206-764-5700 or museumofflight.org).

First Thursday, NAAM

MARCH 3 Free admission, 11 a.m.-7 p.m. March 3, Northwest African American Museum, 2300 S. Massachusetts St., Seattle (206-518-6000 or naam.org).

First Thursday, Nordic Heritage Museum

MARCH 3 Free admission, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. March 3, Nordic Heritage Museum, 3014 N.W. 67th St., Seattle (206-789-5707 or nordicmuseum.org).

First Thursday, SAM

MARCH 3 Free admission, reduced surcharges on special exhibitions, tours, music, 10 a.m.-9 p.m. March 3, Seattle Art Museum, 1300 First Ave., Seattle (206-654-3100 or seattleartmuseum.org).

First Thursday, the Burke

MARCH 3 Free admission, 10 a.m.-8 p.m. March 3, Burke Museum of Natural History and Culture, University of Washington, Seattle (206-543-5590 or burkemuseum.org).

Polar Science Weekend

MARCH 4-6 Investigate an ice core from Greenland, survey microbes from the coldest parts of the world, join a smashing ice demonstration with polar researchers, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. March 4, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. March 5-6, Pacific Science Center, 200 Second Ave. N., Seattle; $11.75-$19.75 (206-443-2001 or pacificsciencecenter.org/polar-science-weekend/).

Park events

Night Hike

FRI Learn about nocturnal species on a hike through the woods; bring a flashlight or headlamp, for ages 5 and older, 7:30 p.m. Friday, Lewis Creek Park and Visitor Center, 5808 Lakemont Blvd. S.E., Bellevue; $2-$3, preregistration required (425-452-4195).

Winter Water Fowl

SAT Learn about winter migrant water birds, binoculars provided; for ages 10 and older, 8:30 a.m. Saturday, Seward Park Audubon Center, 5902 Lake Washington Boulevard S., Seattle; $5, preregister online (206-652-2444 or brownpapertickets.com/event/2125942).

Discovery Park History, the Early Years

SAT Take a journey to the years before the land was a park or military fort, for ages 12 and older, 2 p.m. Saturday, Discovery Park, 3801 W. Government Way, Seattle; preregister (206-386-4237 or seattle.gov/parks).

Owl Prowl

SAT Learn about owls, followed by two-mile walk to search for resident owls; for ages 10 and older, 6 p.m. Saturday, Seward Park Audubon Center, 5902 Lake Washington Boulevard S., Seattle; $10, preregister (brownpapertickets.com/event/2126707).

Arboretum Walk

SUN February walks feature the Witt Winter Garden winter blooms and scents, 1 p.m. Sunday, Graham Visitor Center, 2300 Arboretum Dr. East, Seattle; free (206-543-8800 or uwbotanicgardens.org).

Seattle Japanese Garden

TUE-MARCH 6 Garden open for the season, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesdays-Sundays in March, hours subject to change; First Viewing Official Garden Opening with Shinto blessing ceremony, tea, historic photo display, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. March 6, Seattle Japanese Garden, 1075 Lake Washington Blvd. E., Seattle; $4-$6 (206-684-4725 or seattlejapanesegarden.org).

Free First Thursday Tram Tour

MARCH 3 New tram for visitors with limited mobility to see the Arboretum and for all riders to learn about seasonal highlights, plantings, history and programs, 11 a.m. March 3, Graham Visitor Center, 2300 Arboretum Dr. East, Seattle; free, space limited, preregister (206-685-8033 or depts.washington.edu/uwbg/news/2015/11/23/introducing-free-first-thursday-tram-tours).


Hawaiian music

SAT Performance by Hawaiian music group HAPA for all ages, 11 a.m. Saturday, Edmonds Senior Center, 220 Railroad Ave., Edmonds, free; and 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Edmonds Center for the Arts, 410 Fourth Ave. N., Edmonds; $24-$34 (425-774-5555 or ec4arts.org).


Revolution Run

SUN Resolve to change your year, 5K/10K walk/race, family and dog friendly, post-race snacks and drinks provided; 9:30 a.m. Sunday, registration open 8:15 a.m., Seward Park, 5902 Lake Washington Blvd. S., Seattle; $32.85-$14.25 (206-372-5754 or active.com/seattle-wa/running/distance-running-races/seattle-run-series-revolution-run-2-of-the-3-race-series-2016?int=).


Ballinger Treasures Indoor Winter Flea Market

SAT Fundraiser for senior center; pancake breakfast, 8-10:30 a.m., $5; flea market, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.; chili feed, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, $2-$5; Mountlake Terrace Senior Center, 23000 Lake View Drive, Mountlake Terrace (425-672-2407 or mltseniorcenter.net).

Very Vintage Market

SAT Vintage, antique, repurposed and recycled items from 50 vendors, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Lake City Community Center, 12531 28th Ave. N.E., Seattle (averyvintagemarket.com).

Snow sports

Snowshoe walks and winter excursions, Snoqualmie

FRI-SUN Guided 90-minute, moderate pace, one mile walk through old-growth forest to learn about winter ecology; 10 and 11:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. Saturdays-Sundays, $10-$15; extended, 5 mile, 4-5 hour snowshoe walk, 9 a.m. Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays, $25; Snoqualmie Pass Visitor Center, Snoqualmie Pass; preregister; some dates and times sold out (425-434-6111 or discovernw.org/store_winter-snowshoe-program-at-snoqualmie-pass_SNOWSHOE01.html).

Mount Rainier winter recreation

FRI-SUN Park winter activity information, backcountry permits, books and maps, 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. daily, weather permitting, Longmire Museum; lodging, food, snowshoe/ski rentals, National Park Inn; Henry M. Jackson Memorial Visitor Center open 10 a.m.-4:15 Saturdays-Sundays; guided snowshoe walks, 11 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. Saturdays-Sundays, snowshoe rental $5 donation requested; Paradise snowplay for “soft” sliding devices only (flexible sleds, inner tubes, saucers) open weekends, conditions permitting; all vehicles entering the park required to carry tire chains; Mount Rainier National Park; $20/vehicle (360-569-6575 or nps.gov/mora/index.htm).

Hurricane Ridge in Winter

FRI-SUN Hurricane Ridge Road open 9 a.m.-sunset Friday-Sunday, weather permitting; cars required to carry tire chains; Visitors Center open when road is open; Hurricane Ridge Ski and Snowboard Areas with two rope tows, lift, tubing and ski areas open when the road is open, weather permitting; guided snowshoe walks, 2 p.m. Saturday, Sunday, snow permitting, snowshoes and instruction provided, $3-$7, sign up at Visitors Center 30 minutes before; Hurricane Ridge Visitors Center, off Highway 101, 18 miles outside Port Angeles; $20/vehicle (360-565-3131 or nps.gov/olym).

Special interest

Archaeological Dig, Pioneer African American George Bush’s Homestead

FRI Results of the George Bush Homestead Archaeological Field Excavations that uncovered 4,000 artifacts at the historic homestead site of George and Isabella Bush, 7 p.m. Friday, Pacific Northwest Archaeological Society (PNWAS), 1219 Irving St. S.W., Tumwater; $5-$10 (pnwas.org).

Black History Month displays, Seattle Public Libraries

FRI-MON Displays of photos and information, library hours through February; Black Heritage Society of Washington State’s “All Power to the People: Remembering the Seattle Black Panther Party,” Douglass-Truth Branch Library, 2300 E. Yesler Way (206-684-4704); “Seattle African-American History” timeline from 1858 to the present, Fremont Branch Library, 731 N. 35th St. (206-684-4084); “African-Americans Close to Our Hearts,” NewHolly Branch Library, 7058 32nd Ave. S. (206-386-1905); “People Make the Difference,” African-American writers and artists from the Seattle area, University Branch Library, 5009 Roosevelt Way N.E., Seattle (206-684-4063 or spl.org).

Academy Awards Preview Party

SAT In anticipation of the Academy Awards, film historian Lance Rhoades shares highlights from previous ceremonies, discusses the current nominees and offers predictions, 1 p.m. Saturday, Mercer Island Library, 4400 88th Ave. S.E., Mercer Island (206-236-3537); and 3 p.m. Saturday, Kent Library, 212 Second Ave. N., Kent; free (253-859-3330 or kcls.org).

Healthy Kids & Family Carnival

SAT Carnival games and activities for kids to promote healthy lifestyles, dental exams, entertainment, spaghetti dinner, noon-4 p.m. Saturday, People’s Community Center, 1602 Martin Luther King, Jr. Way, Tacoma; free (253-591-5321).

Seattle Center Winter Fitness

WED Fitness for all ages and abilities; Zumba high energy workout with Latin music and world rhythms, no dance experience provided, wear comfortable sneakers, 6-7 p.m. Wednesdays; Gentle Yoga, fluid movements to stretch for increased flexibility; bring a yoga mat, 7:30-8:30 p.m. Wednesdays, Seattle Center Armory, Seattle; free (206-684-7200 or seattlecenter.com).

Blue Heron walk

PLAN AHEAD Eastside Audubon Society provides scopes to see blue herons, 11 a.m. March 4, north end of Kenmore Park and Ride, 7346 N.E. Bothell Way, Kenmore; slideshow presentation about herons, noon March 4, Kenmore Fire Station, 15036 70th Ave. N.E., Kenmore; free (425-486-8747 or eastsideaudubon.org).

Travel events

Travel seminars

SAT Discovery and adventure in Brazil, 10 a.m. Saturday; hiking the way of St. Francis: Florence, Assisi to Rome, 1 p.m. Saturday, Savvy Traveler, 112 Fifth Ave. S., Edmonds; free, preregister (425-744-6076 or savvytravelerstore.com).

Transformational Travel

WED Interactive discussion about the transformational power of travel, 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, The Adventure Hub & Winery, 2960 Fourth Ave. S., Seattle; free (evergreenescapesintl.com/events/adventure-travel-series-transformational-travel).


College financial aid help

SAT Options to pay for college for high school students and their families, 2-3:30 p.m. Saturday, Douglass-Truth Branch Library, 2300 E. Yesler Way, Seattle (206-684-4704).

Street Survival teen driver safety

PLAN AHEAD Classroom and hands-on driving safety course for ages 15-20 with driver’s license or permit, 8:30 a.m. March 6, Pacific Raceways, Kent; $75, preregister (streetsurvival.org).