SAT Kittens and cats from Seattle Animal Shelter foster homes ready for adoption, noon-3 p.m. Saturday, Petco, 318 N.E. Northgate Way, Seattle; adoption fees $45-$135 (206-386-7387 or www.seattleanimalshelter.org).
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SAT Learn about program to rescue animals in life threatening situations, provide temporary emergency shelter in a disaster, 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Lake Forest Park Library, 17171 Bothell Way N.E., Lake Forest Park; free (www.washingtonsart.org).
See Bald Eagles on the Skagit River
SAT-SUN Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest Service stations with volunteers, spotting scopes, binoculars, information, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturdays-Sundays through Jan. 27 at three locations, Sutter Creek Rest Area; Marblemount Fish Hatchery; and Howard Miller Steelhead Park, 52809 Rockport Park Road, State Route 20, Rockport; free (360-856-5700 or www.fs.usda.gov/mbs).
Skagit River Bald Eagle Interpretive Center
SAT-SUN Eagle viewing information, educational displays on eagles, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturdays-Sundays through January, call to verify guided walks, 11 a.m. Saturday-Sunday, Skagit River Bald Eagle Interpretive Center, 52809 Rockport Park Road, Rockport; free, donations appreciated (360-853-7626 or www.skagiteagle.org).
Ride with Cascade Bicycle Studio — Saturdays
SAT Guided rides, everyone welcome, 10 a.m. Saturday, Cascade Bicycle Studio, 115 N. 36th St., Seattle; free (206-547-4900 or cascadebicyclestudio.com/events).
PLAN AHEAD Cascade Bicycle Club 20 mile, leisurely paced urban ride with lunch/snack stop; showers, snow or ice cancel, 10 a.m. Jan. 18, Gas Works Park, 2101 N. Northlake Way, Seattle (www.cascade.org).
Emerald City Contra Dance
FRI Beginner’s dance workshop, 7 p.m.; dance follows, no partner necessary, all dances taught, don’t wear cologne, perfume or other scented products, 7:30 p.m. Friday, Phinney Neighborhood Center, 6532 Phinney Ave. N., Seattle; $5-$8 (206-440-9839 or seattledance.org/contra/emerald.city.html).
Sno-King International Folk Dance Club
SAT Request dancing, folk dance lesson, international folk dancing, 7 p.m. Saturday, Cedar Valley Grange, 20526 52nd Ave. W., Lynnwood; $5-$7 (425-385-2088 or sno-king.org).
Every Tuesday Dance
TUE Waltz, ragtime, tango, polka, 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Magnuson Park, 7400 Sand Point Way N.E., Seattle; $3-$7 (www.mountaineers.org/seattle/folkdance).
PLAN AHEAD Royal Scottish Country Dance Society dancing, music and poetry to celebrate the life of Scotland’s favorite poet, Robert Burns, 7 p.m. Jan. 19, Congregational Church of Mercer Island, 4545 Island Crest Way, Mercer Island; $12 (rscds-seattle.org).
Seattle Wedding Show
SAT-SUN Information and vendors for weddings including florists, caterers and musicians; order invitations; 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Saturday, 10:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday, fashion shows, 11:30 a.m., 1:30 and 3:30 p.m. Saturday; 12:30 and 3:30 p.m. Sunday, Washington State Convention Center, 800 Convention Place, Seattle; $17 (800-505-5900 or www.weddingshow.com).
SAT Make marmalade with Rachel Saunders, author of “The Blue Chair Jam Cookbook,” 5 p.m. Saturday, Book Larder, 4252 Fremont Ave. N., Seattle; $30 includes book, preregister (206-397-4271 or www.booklarder.com).
Stocks and Winter Soups
SAT Learn the basics of vegan, vegetarian and meat-based stocks and soup making with whole grains and winter vegetables, 10:30 a.m. Saturday, 21 Acres Farm, 13701 N.E. 171st St., Woodinville; $39-$49 (425-481-1500 or 21acresstocksandwintersoups.eventbrite.com).
SAT Cooking demonstrations by local chefs, music, 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Whidbey Island Center for the Arts, 565 Camano Ave., Langley; $15 (360-221-8268 or tickets.wicaonline.com).
Make a terrarium
SAT How to make a tillandsia terrarium, 11 a.m. Saturday, Sky Nursery, 18528 Aurora Ave. N., Shoreline; free (206-546-4851 or www.skynursery.com).
Veggie garden basics
SAT How to start your first veggie garden, 10 a.m. Saturday, Swansons Nursery, 9701 15th Ave. N.W., Seattle; free (206-782-2543 or www.swansonsnursery.com).
Year-Round Benefits of Indoor Plants
SAT How and which indoor plants work to detoxify the air, reduce stress and ease depression, noon Saturday, Molbak’s, 13625 N.E. 175th St., Woodinville; free (425-483-5000 or www.bastyr.edu).
Issaquah Alps Trails Club
FRI, SUN Easy 4-6 mile hike with 800-1,200-ft. elevation gain, dogs welcome, 10 a.m. Friday; Cougar Mountain easy 5 miles to AA Peak, 9 a.m. Sunday; water, food, daypack, hiking footwear required, Issaquah Alps Trail Club clubhouse, 175 Rainier Blvd. S., Issaquah (www.issaquahalps.org).
Hunting and Fishing in Old Issaquah
SAT Issaquah History Museums program on hunting and fishing in local history, 11 a.m. Saturday, Issaquah Depot, 50 Rainier Blvd. N., Issaquah; free (425-392-3500 or www.issaquahhistory.org).
Duwamish Longhouse & Cultural Center Fourth Anniversary
SUN Open house, 1-4 p.m., concert by NW Native Flutist and Storyteller Paul Cheoketen Wagner, 2 p.m. Sunday, Duwamish Longhouse & Cultural Center, 4705 W. Marginal Way S.W., Seattle; free (206-431-1582 or www.duwamishtribe.org).
History Café: Beat Poets
JAN. 17 Discussion on the cultural impact of the “Beat Generation”and history of Beat Poets in Washington state, 7 p.m. Jan. 17, MOHAI, 860 Terry Ave. N., Seattle; free (206-324-1126 or www.mohai.org/visit-us/mohai-calendar/eventdetail/202/-/history-cafe-beat-poets).
I Do! Traditions of the American White Wedding
ONGOING Antique wedding gowns and accessories to explore the histories and myths surrounding the traditions of the American white wedding, noon-4 p.m. Wednesdays-Sundays through April 14, White River Valley Museum, 918 H St. S.E., Auburn; $1-$2 (253-288-7437 or www.wrvmuseum.org).
Family Adventures in Toymation
PLAN AHEAD Create a stop-motion animated film with Legos, 6 p.m. Jan. 18, KidsQuest Children’s Museum, 4089 Factoria Blvd. S.E., Bellevue; $20-$25, reservations required (425-637-8100 or www.kidsquestmuseum.org).
SAT-SUN Hour-long excursion to experience the team sport, no experience or reservations required, all equipment provided, for ages 18 and older or ages 12 and older with parent; 8 a.m. Saturdays, 3 p.m. Sundays, 6 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays, South Lake Union Park, next to Kenmore Air at 950 Westlake Ave. N., Seattle; free (206-523-4518 or www.seattleflyingdragons.org).
Tidepools by Flashlight
FRI Explore tide pools on the beach at low tide, for adults and families with children ages 6 and older, wear shoes that can get wet, 9 p.m. Friday, Discovery Park, 3801 W. Government Way, Seattle; $5/person, preregister (206-386-4236 or www.seattle.gov/parks).
Famous Birds Super Saturday
SAT Bringing birds of pop culture to life, Angry Birds, Big Bird, Seahawks, Daffy Duck and more through interactive displays and activities for all ages, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, Seward Park Audubon Center, 5902 Lake Washington Blvd. S., Seattle; free (206-652-2444 or sewardpark.audubon.org).
Guided Nature Hike
SAT Walk to the eagles nest, through old growth forest, for ages 4 through adult, 1 p.m. Saturday, Seward Park Audubon Center, 5902 Lake Washington Blvd. S., Seattle; free (206-652-2444 or www.brownpapertickets.com/event/274475).
Apple wassailing in Piper’s Orchard
SAT Morris dancers march to Piper’s Orchard and sing to bless the apple trees to help ensure a bountiful harvest in ancient English tradition, with hot cider, hot chocolate, treats, bring your own cup and noise-makers, noon Saturday, Carkeek Park, 950 N.W. Carkeek Park Road, Seattle; free (www.pipersorchard.org).
Hot Topic Series: “Dams”
SAT Learn about dams, fish passage and projects to address issues associated with dams, 2 p.m. Saturday, Mercer Slough Environmental Education Center, 1625 118th Ave. S.E., Bellevue; free (425-452-2565).
SAT Walk for kids ages 6 and older with a park ranger looking for signs of wildlife, 1 p.m. Saturday, Lewis Creek Park, 5808 Lakemont Blvd., Bellevue; $4-$5, registration required, course # 72594 (425-452-6885 or bellevuewa.gov/lewis_creek_park.htm).
SAT Learn about asteroids and why we need look for Near Earth Asteroids (NEA); if the sky is clear, astronomers will be on hand with telescopes, 7 p.m. Saturday, Edwin E. Ritchie Observatory, Battle Point Park,11299 Arrow Point Dr. N.E., Bainbridge Island; $2 (206-842-9152 or www.bpastro.org).
Love On Ice
FRI Olympic, world and national medalists including Nancy Kerrigan, Elvis Stojko and Ben Agosto, skate to hits performed live by Barry Manilow, filmed to shown on NBC January 27, 7 p.m. Friday, ShoWare Center, 625 West James St., Kent; $49.50-$125 (253-856-6777 or www.showarecenter.com).
Music, Third Place Books
FRI-SAT Harlequins & Charlatans folk, 7:30 Friday; Katy Bourne jazz, 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Third Place Books, 17171 Bothell Way N.E., Lake Forest Park; free (www.thirdplacebooks.com).
Chance Fashion: Lingerie Edition
SAT Beauty N Kurves Boutique, Bellefleur Lingerie, and Twala Intimates showcase latest designs, 7 p.m. Saturday, Trinity Nightclub, 111 Yesler Way, Seattle; $7-$15 ( www.facebook.com and search “Chance Fashion: The Lingerie Edition at Trinity”).
Bellevue Ice Arena
FRI-SUN Last weekend of the season for open-air ice skating rink, food concessions, 3-11 p.m. Friday, 11 a.m.-11 p.m. Saturday, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Sunday, Bellevue Downtown Park, 10201 N.E. Fourth St., Bellevue; $10 includes skate rental (www.magicseason.com).
Guided snowshoe walks, Snoqualmie Pass
FRI-SUN Forest Service guided 90 minute walks to learn about the winter ecosystem, wildlife on one-mile loop walk through old-growth forest, snowshoes provided, no experience necessary; 10 and 11:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. Saturdays-Sundays; Kids in the Snow 90 minute walk to learn about tracking, crawl into a snow-cave, 1 p.m. Saturdays; half-day snowshoe hikes, 9 a.m. Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays; winter photography outings for photography enthusiasts of all abilities on 4-5 hour outings, 9:30 a.m. Jan. 19, Feb. 2, 16; day in the snow outings to learn history of the region, 10 and 11:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. Jan. 19, Snoqualmie Pass; $10/youth, $15/adult donation requested; $25/photography and half-day outings; reservations required for all events (425-434-6111 or www.fs.usda.gov/mbs).
Guided Nordic Ski Trip
SAT Forest Service ski trip from Grand Junction on the Mt. Catherine Loop with stops to learn about the area’s history, forest and wildlife, 10 a.m. Saturdays through Feb. 16, Snoqualmie Pass; $10-$15, reservations required (425-434-6111 or www.fs.usda.gov/mbs).
Winter Trails Day
SAT Free snowshoe tours and demos, equipment and instruction available, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Mountaineers Snoqualmie Campus, I-90 East, Exit 53 and turn right off the freeway, Snoqualmie Pass; free, preregistration appreciated, not required (www.mountaineers.org).
Snowshoeing, Stevens Pass
SAT-SUN Introductory snowshoeing, learn about local history, the winter ecosystem and wildlife on 90-minute walk, 11:30 a.m. and 2 p.m. Saturdays-Sundays through Feb. 24, reservations recommended, drop-ins welcome; Junior Snow Ranger snowshoeing activity for ages 6-12 to learn about the winter ecosystem and wildlife, 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Saturdays-Sundays, through Feb. 24, reservations required, Skykomish Ranger District Forest Service Guard Station, Hwy. 2 east of Skykomish, Skykomish; suggested donation $10/youth, $15/adult (360-677-2233 or www.fs.usda.gov/mbs).
Snowshoe walks, Mt. Baker Ranger District
SUN Snowshoe walk to learn about winter in the national forest, 10 a.m. Sunday, Glacier Public Service Center, Mt. Baker Highway 542, Glacier; suggested donation $15/adults, $10/ages 16 and younger; reservations required (360-599-9572).
Seattle NW Preschool Fair
SAT MOMS Club of Seattle NW hosts information from preschools in Queen Anne, Magnolia, Ballard, Crown Hill, Fremont, Wallingford, Phinney, Broadview, Greenwood, and Greenlake neighborhoods; 10 a.m.-noon Saturday, St. Alphonsus School, 5816 15th Ave. N.W., Seattle; free (www.momsclubseattlenw.org).
car2go: A New Way of Getting Around Town
SAT Learn about car2go carsharing company, register free to test drive their Smart Cars, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, Etta’s, 2020 Western Ave., Seattle; free (seattle.car2go.com).
Eastside Preschool Preview Fair
SAT Meet representatives from 80 local preschools and early learning providers, hosted by ParentMap, 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Saturday, Bellevue College, 3000 Landerholm Circle S.E., Bellevue; free (206-354-4247 or parentmap.com/preschool-previews).
Seattle Preschool Fair
SUN Information on 30 Seattle preschools, compare early learning philosophies, talk to preschool experts and find the best program for your child, 2-4 p.m. Sunday, Mount Baker Community Club, 2811 Mount Rainier Drive S., Seattle; free (206-354-4247 or www.parentmap.com/preschool-previews).
North Seattle/Shoreline Preschool Preview Fair
WED Meet hundreds of local preschools and early learning providers, hosted by ParentMap, 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, Shoreline Community College, 16101 Greenwood Ave. N., Shoreline; free (206-354-4247 or parentmap.com/preschool-previews).
Operation Outreach Trade Show
WED-JAN. 17 Youth, animals and non-profit organizations, interactive trade show to learn about philanthropic organizations making a difference in our community, 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday-Jan. 17, King’s High School, 19303 Fremont Ave. N., Seattle; free (206-546-7241 or www.kingsschools.org).
Bridal Party Happy Hour
JAN. 17 Social networking event for brides and bridesmaids, give-aways, 5 p.m. Jan. 17, Pink Ultra Lounge, 600 Pine St., Seattle; free (kickoffthoseweddingshoes-eorg.eventbrite.com).
Test drive a tour guide
SAT One hour slideshows on Europe’s top tour destination hosted by Rick Steves and tour guides, 9 a.m.-9:30 p.m. Saturday, Edmonds Center for the Arts, Edmonds Theater and Edmonds Conference Center, Edmonds; free, preregistration required (425-771-8303 or www.ricksteves.com).
SAT How to take great travel photos, 10 a.m. Saturday; Fibers of Bhutan, 1 p.m. Saturday, Savvy Traveler, 112 Fifth Ave. S., Edmonds; free, reservations required (425-744-6076 or www.savvytravelerstore.com).
Wide World Books & Maps events
TUE Hiking the Pacific Crest Trail, 7 p.m. Tuesday, Wide World Books & Maps, 4411 Wallingford Ave. N., Seattle; free (206-634-3453).
PLAN AHEAD Bring your sewing machine or serger, basic sewing tools to sew tote bags for the foster children brought to Safe Place, fabric provided, 10 a.m. Jan. 18, McCollum Pioneer Park, 600 128th St. S.E., Everett (206-595-9717 or handinhandkids.org).
Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service, Kent
PLAN AHEAD Kent Parks hosts event to collect litter along the Interurban Trail, 1-3 p.m. Jan. 21, Kent; preregister by Jan. 16 (253-856-5113 or www.kentwa.gov/ParkVolunteers).
SAT Learn Swedish needlework, 9 a.m. Saturday, Bothell Sons of Norway, 23905 Bothell-Everett Highway, Bothell; $5, call to register and for supply list (425-385-2144).
Money Wise Women Conference
PLAN AHEAD Keynote speakers and topic sessions, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Jan. 19, North Seattle Community College, Seattle; $39 (360-204-0982 or www.moneywisewomen.net).