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Anniversary Pet Adoption Event

SAT 24th anniversary celebration, $24 adoption fee for all animals, noon-6 p.m. Saturday, Homeward Pet Adoption Center, 13132 N.E. 177th Pl., Woodinville (

Free spay/neuter

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MON-FEB. 28 Free pet surgeries and microchips by appointment, Feb. 24-28, Seattle Animal Shelter, 2061 15th Ave. W., Seattle; space limited (206-386-4260).

Celebrate World Spay Day at Seattle Humane

WED Discounts for cat spay and neuter services, $5-$15 for income-qualified pet owners by appointment, discounted microchipping and vaccinations, Wednesday by appointment, Seattle Humane Society, 13212 S.E. Eastgate Way, Bellevue; $5-$15 (425-649-7560 or


Bike and Pike

SAT Showcase of local businesses with raffle to raise money for Food Lifeline, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, R+E Cycles, 5627 University Way N.E., Seattle (

Dance Marathon

SAT Students raise money for uncompensated care at Seattle Children’s hospital, silent auction, dance performances, musical guests, kid’s corner, photo booth, activities, dancing, 10 a.m.-2 a.m., community hours 2-5 p.m. Saturday, Seattle University Campion Ballroom, 914 E. Jefferson St., Seattle; free (

West Seattle Veteran Center Benefit Gala

SAT Live music, performance painter, cocktails, appetizers, silent auction, proceeds benefit landmark building serving veterans, 6 p.m. Saturday, Pershing Hall, 3618 S.W. Alaska St., Seattle; $50-$75 (253-241-5446 or

Wine Taste

SAT Ten tastes of wine, appetizers, music, to benefit Phinney Neighborhood Association programs, 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Phinney Neighborhood Center, 6532 Phinney Ave. N., Seattle; $10-$30 (206-783-2244 or

H’Arts Benefit Art Auction

SAT Auction of 300 works of art by local artists to benefit Schack Art Center, 5 p.m. Saturday, Comcast Arena at Everett, 2000 Hewitt Ave., Everett; $95-$110 (425-259-5050 or

Polar Plunge Tacoma

SAT Dip in Puget Sound to support Special Olympics Washington, 9 a.m. Saturday, Owen Beach, Point Defiance Park, 5400 N. Pearl St., Tacoma; minimum $50 donation (206-362-4949 or

ZumbaThon for Makings Strides Against Breast Cancer

SAT Shopping and Zumba Party to benefit ACS Making Strides Against Breast Cancer, 3 p.m. Saturday, Center at Norpoint, 4818 Nassau Ave. N.E., Tacoma; $15-$20 (

“Paving the Way” Scholarship Fundraiser Banquet

TUE UWiB student organization to connect the future generation of female-business leaders, with speaker Jane Park, CEO of Julep, 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, University of Washington HUB (Husky Union Building), University of Washington, Seattle; $75-$100 (


TUE UW Muslim Students Association event to promote understanding of Islamic practice of fasting and support Share Our Strength fighting childhood hunger; spend the day fasting and donate money saved on food that day; free dinner, 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, University of Washington HUB (Husky Union Building), University of Washington, Seattle; free, preregister (

Eastside Heritage Benefit Dinner

FEB. 27 Wine reception, historic exhibits, stories, silent auction dinner, 5:30 p.m. Feb. 27, Meydenbauer Center, 11100 N.E. Sixth St., Bellevue; $75 by reservation (

Academy Awards Party

PLAN AHEAD Gay City Health Project and Three Dollar Bill Cinema party, Academy Awards on giant wall screens, no-host bar, 4 p.m. March 2, Fred Wildlife Refuge, 127 E. Boylston, Seattle; $35-$100 (

Walk the Red Carpet

PLAN AHEAD Academy Award viewing party to benefit Seattle Children’s hospital, 4 p.m. March 2, Parlor Collection at Lincoln Square, Bellevue; $50 (


Chilly Hilly

SUN Cascade Bicycle Club 33-mile, hilly ride around Bainbridge Island, course open 8 a.m.-3 p.m.; start from Colman Dock (Pier 52), 801 Alaskan Way, Seattle, 7-10:30 a.m., $10-$40 includes ferry fare; or start 7:30-10:30 a.m., B.I. Cycle Shop, 124 Bjune Drive S.E., Winslow, $5-$30 (


Skandia dance

FRI Gala dance to live music, treats, 8 p.m. Friday, Cedar Valley Grange, 20526 52nd Ave. W., Lynnwood; $15 kids free (425-954-5262 or

Emerald City Contra Dance

FRI Beginners’ workshop, 7 p.m., dance with live music and caller, 7:30 p.m. Friday, Phinney Neighborhood Center, 6532 Phinney Ave. N., Seattle; $5-$8 (206-440-9839 or

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


Seattle Home Show

FRI-SUN Hundreds of home and garden displays, seminars, wine-tasting area, model kitchens and bath vignettes, building products and materials, landscape displays, living green, arts and crafts and home-decorating ideas, noon-8 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Sunday, CenturyLink Field Event Center, 800 Occidental Ave. S., Seattle; $3-$12 (425-467-0960 or

Smelt Derby Festival

SAT Pancake breakfast, kids’ art activity; Fishing Derby 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, Maple Hall, 108 Commercial Ave., La Conner, Skagit County (

Seattle Golf and Travel Show

PLAN AHEAD Exhibits by 200 golf and travel businesses on travel destinations, golf, noon-6 p.m. Feb. 28, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. March 1,10 a.m.-4 p.m. March 2, CenturyLink Field Event Center, 800 Occidental Ave. S., Seattle; $5-$14, ages 12 and younger free (

Food events

Bitter Lake Pancake Breakfast

SUN All-you-can-eat pancakes to benefit scholarships for center programs, 9 a.m.-noon Sunday, Bitter Lake Community Center, 13035 Linden Ave. N., Seattle; $5 (206-684-7524).

Seattle Food and Wine Experience

SUN Sample wine from the Northwest and around the world, gourmet bites, 1-5 p.m. Sunday, Seattle Center Exhibition Hall, 299 Mercer St., Seattle; $65 (

Wines of Washington Class

MON Learn what makes Washington wines unique in comparison to other wine regions, 7 p.m. Monday, Wine Outlet, 946 Elliott Ave., Seattle; $65 (206-285-1129 or


Growing Roses

SAT New varieties, how to choose and care for roses, 11 a.m. Saturday, Sky Nursery, 18528 Aurora Ave. N., Shoreline; free (206-546-4851 or

Spring Ephemerals

SAT Learn about growing spring woodland-wild flowers, 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Master Gardener Demonstration Garden, 15416 S.E. 16th St., Bellevue; free (425-485-5942).

Winter Hellebore Festival

SAT Information on growing hellebores and using cut flowers in floral designs, 11 a.m. Saturday, Christianson’s Nursery, 15806 Best Road, Mount Vernon; free, reservations requested (360-466-3821 or

Cool Weather Veggies in Containers/Berries and Grapes

SAT-SUN How to grow veggies in containers, 10 a.m. Saturday; how to grow a variety of small fruits, 11 a.m. Sunday, Swansons Nursery, 9701 15th Ave. N.W., Seattle; free (206-838-2737 or

Spring Ephemerals

SUN Presentation on spring wildflowers, 1 p.m. Sunday, Kent Library, 212 Second Ave. N., Kent (253-859-3330 or


Chinese Exclusion Act Case Files at NARA

SAT National Archives genealogical data on Chinese-American families collected by the U.S. government from 1882 to 1943, sponsored by Fiske Genealogical Foundation, 10 a.m. Saturday, Pioneer Hall, 1642 43rd Ave. E., Seattle; $5 (

Green River Glass Show & Sale

SAT Glass, china, pottery, jewelry from 35 vendors, free identification of 2 glass items per individual, glass repair, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, Kent Commons, 525 Fourth Ave. N., Kent; $3 admission fee benefits charities (253-856-5000 or

Museum events

Friday Night Live & ToothApolooza

FRI Free admission, free mini dental exam, learn about teeth, 5:30-9 p.m. Friday, Imagine Children’s Museum, 1502 Wall St., Everett; free (425-258-1006 or

Zero Rising Exhibit

FRI-SUN Opening weekend of new exhibit of three Japanese Zeros, one fully restored to flying condition, two in varying states of restoration, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday-Sunday, Flying Heritage Collection, 3407 109th St. S.W., Everett; $10-$14 (877-342-3404 or

Legacy of Seattle Hip-Hop

SAT Community panel discussion, “The Hood Ain’t the Same: A Conversation about Gentrification in Seattle,” 1 p.m.; performance by Seattle artists Draze and Nya-J, 2 p.m.; short film “50 Next: Seattle Hip-Hop Worldwide,” discussion with filmmaker, 2:30 p.m.; performance by Seattle artist Xperience, 3:30 p.m.; break dancing performance by Vicious Puppy Crew, 4:30 p.m. Saturday, MOHAI, 860 Terry Ave. N., Seattle; regular admission $12-$14, half-price admission for event (206-324-1126 or

Teddy Bear Clinic

SAT Bring your favorite stuffed animal for their annual physical to help kids learn about doctor visits, 10 a.m.-noon Saturday, KidsQuest Children’s Museum, 4089 Factoria Blvd. S.E., Bellevue; $8-$9 (425-637-8100 or

Exceptionally Plane People, Waco

SAT Aviation historian Bill McCutcheo tribute to the Waco Aircraft Company of Troy, Ohio, noon Saturday, Historic Flight Foundation, 10719 Bernie Webber Drive, Mukilteo; $8-$12 (425-348-3200 or

Paper Airplane Flight School

SAT Hands-on paper airplane folding and friendly competition, 1 p.m. Saturday, Olympic Flight Museum, 7637 Old Highway 99 S.E., Olympia; $5-$7 (360-705-3925 or

Park events

Discovery Park, the Early Years

SAT Program explores history of the area before it was a park or military site, for adults and ages 12 and older accompanied by adult, 1 p.m. Saturday, Discovery Park, 3801 W. Government Way, Seattle; free, preregister (206-386-4236 or

Seward Park Audubon Center: Halls of Wonder

SAT Exhibits, craft stations, science experiments, scavenger hunts and self-guided nature walks for all ages, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturdays; Seward Park Audubon Center, 5902 Lake Washington Blvd. S., Seattle; free (206-652-2444 or

Owl Prowl

SAT Learn about and search for owls in meadow and forest, for adults and ages 8 and older accompanied by adult, 4:30 p.m. Saturday, Discovery Park, 3801 W. Government Way, Seattle; $6, preregister (206-386-4236 or

Bellevue Botanical Garden Tours

SAT-SUN Docent-led tour, 2 p.m. every Saturday-Sunday, 2 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, Bellevue Botanical Garden Visitor Center, 12001 Main St., Bellevue; free (

Arboretum walk

SUN Walking tour features Witt Winter Garden flowers, fragrances, 1 p.m. Sunday, Graham Visitors Center, 2300 Arboretum Drive E., Washington Park Arboretum, Seattle; free (206-543-8800 or

Winter Bird-Watching Walk

SUN Explore the shores of Rattlesnake Lake for winter birds and wildlife, for all ages, 1:30 p.m. Sunday, Cedar River Watershed Education Center, 19901 Cedar Falls Road S.E., North Bend; free, preregister (


Music, Third Place Commons

FRI-SAT Momentum Jazz, 7:30 p.m. Friday; Total Experience Gospel Choir celebrate African-American history month, 2-3 p.m. Saturday; Billy Goat Gruff country/folk, 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Third Place Commons, 17171 Bothell Way N.E., Lake Forest Park; free (

Cascade Symphony Orchestra presents Paddington Bear’s First Concert

SAT Introduce children ages 3 to 10 to classical music by Cascade Symphony Orchestra, children and adults of all ages welcome; come early for Instrument Petting Zoo, 3 p.m. Saturday, Edmonds Center for the Arts, 410 Fourth Ave. N., Edmonds; $2-$10, nonperishable food-bank donations and advance-ticket purchase encouraged (425-275-9595 or

Wintergrass Music Festival

SAT Acoustic bluegrass performances, preview of the Bellevue Wintergrass Music Festival; The Downtown Mountain Boys, 2 p.m. Saturday, Bellevue Library, 1111 110th Ave. N.E., Bellevue; free (425-450-1765 or

Your Favorite Things Fundraiser Party

SUN All ages event with film, music, dance, silent auction, 7 p.m. Sunday, Velocity Dance Center, 1621 12th Ave., Seattle; $10 at the door (

Breakdance performance and workshop

SUN Performance and dance moves workshop for kids and teens by Vicious Puppy Crew, 2 p.m. Sunday, Seattle Central Library, 1000 Fourth Ave., Seattle; free (206-386-4636).


Chili Chase 5K

SAT 5K run/walk on cross-country style course with 2.5 loops, followed by chili; ¾-mile Kid’s Dash, 9 a.m. Saturday, STAR Center, 3873 S. 66th St., Tacoma; $20-$35 (253-305-1022 or

Resolution Run Series

SAT Fort Steilacoom Running Club hosts 15K and 15 miles, 9 a.m. Saturday, Steilacoom High School, 54 Sentinel St., Steilacoom, Pierce County; $65-$85/series; $25-$30/race (


Antique, Vintage and Collectible Event

FRI Sale at upscale-resale shop, all proceeds benefit American Cancer Society, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Sundays, 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Mondays-Saturdays, ACS Discovery Shop, 4535 California Ave. S.W., Seattle (206-937-7169 or

HopeChest — Wedding Rummage Sale for Charity

SUN Wedding dresses and other wedding-related items at rummage-sale prices to benefit Get Hitched Give Hope, 11 a.m. Sunday, Utina Wardroom, 509 Dexter Ave. N., Seattle; free (

Skagit Wedding Show

SUN Wedding industry vendors, 11 a.m. Sunday, Swinomish Casino, 12885 Casino Drive, Anacortes; $8-$10 (360-428-5972 or

Snow sports

Snoqualmie Pass snowshoe walks

FRI-SUN Learn about the winter ecosystem, wildlife and safety on 90-minute, one mile walk through old-growth forest, 10 a.m., 11:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. Saturdays-Sundays; extended hikes, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays; Kids in the Snow, 90-minute walk to learn about plants and animals in winter, 1 p.m. Saturdays; Snoqualmie Pass Visitor Information Center, Snoqualmie Pass summit; reservations required; suggested donation $15/adults, $10/ages 16 and younger; $25/half-day and photo hikes (425-434-6111 or

Stevens Pass snowshoe walks

SAT Guided snowshoe walks, Junior Snow Ranger, 10:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. Saturdays; 90-minute-guided nature walk to learn about the winter ecosystem, 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Saturdays, Skykomish Ranger District Forest Service Guard Station, Skykomish; suggested donation $15/adults, $10/ages 16 and younger, by reservation (360-677-2414 or

Big Four Ice Cave Snowshoe Walk

SAT-SUN Four-mile, 5-hour snowshoe hike for ages 16 and older in good shape, no snowshoe experience required, 8:30 a.m. Saturday-Sunday, Verlot Public Service Center, 33515 Mountain Loop Highway, Granite Falls; $20 suggested donation, reservations required (360-436-1155).

Mount Rainier Snowshoe Walks

SAT-SUN Guided 1.5 mile, 2 hour walk to learn the art of snowshoeing and discover how plants, animals, and people adapt to winter conditions at Mount Rainier, for ages 8 and older, snowshoes provided or bring your own, 12:30 and 2:30 p.m. Saturdays-Sundays, Mount Rainier National Park; $4, sign up at Jackson Visitor Center starting an hour before each walk; reservations available for groups of 10-25 people only (360-569-6575 or

Special interest

Langley Mystery Weekend

SAT-SUN Find out whodunit and win prizes, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Sunday, “murderer” revealed, prizes awarded, 4:30 p.m. Sunday, Langley Middle School auditorium; Langley Visitor and Information Center, 208 Anthes St., Langley, Island County; $10 (360-221-6765 or

Women Take Heart

TUE Taste wine, chocolates, appetizers, information on heart-healthy Mediterranean diet, by Golf Fore Red and The Hope Heart Institute, 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Northwest Cellars Tasting Room, 11909 124th Ave. N.E., Kirkland; $35 (


Preserving stained glass

SAT Historic Seattle studio tour showing stained-glass-repair techniques, 10 a.m. Saturday, Seattle Stained Glass, 2510 N. 45th St., Seattle; $10-$25 (206-622-6952 or

Travel events

Travel seminars

SAT South Pacific islands, Tahiti and Fiji, 10 a.m. Saturday, Savvy Traveler, 112 Fifth Ave. S., Edmonds; free, preregister (425-744-6076 or

Travel classes

SAT Europe Through the Back Door travel class; Italy, 10 a.m. Saturday, Edmonds Theater, 415 Main St., Edmonds; free preregistration required (425-771-8303 or

Trekking in the Tibetan Plateau and Yunnan

TUE Wilderness expedition leader’s presentation on journeys in mountains of Tibet and China, 7 p.m. Tuesday, Wide World Books & Maps, 4411 Wallingford Ave. N., Seattle; free (206-634-3453 or


Trails of Education Hill

SAT Interlaken Trailblazers host 12K (7.5 miles) or 7K (4.5 miles) walk on park trails, start anytime 9-11 a.m., finish by 2 p.m. Saturday, Redmond Farmers Market, 7730 Leary Way, Redmond (

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