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Animal events

Marine Mammal Mania

FRI-SUN Activities, talks and demonstrations featuring sea otters, 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday-Sunday, Seattle Aquarium, 1483 Alaskan Way, Pier 59, Seattle; $14.95-$21.95 (206-386-4300 or

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SAT Adoption event for small animals including rabbits, hamsters, guinea pigs, rats, birds, reptiles, ferrets, 1 p.m. Saturday, Seattle Animal Shelter, 2061 15th Ave. W., Seattle; adoption fees $15-$40 (206-386-7387 or

Spring National Grand Prix

SAT Washington State Hunter Jumper Association and 4-H professional horse show jumping, proceeds benefit local 4-H youth, 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Evergreen State Fairgrounds, 14405 179th Ave. S.E., Monroe; $3-$5 (


Spring Dinner on the Farm

SAT Dinner paired with wines, tour of farm; benefits Skagitonians to Preserve Farmland, 4:30 p.m. Saturday, La Conner Flats, Mount Vernon; $125 (360-336-3974 or

Lake Washington Schools Foundation Legacy for Learning Luncheon

WED Proceeds benefit extra support and learning opportunities for Lake Washington Schools students, 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, Juanita High School, 10601 N.E. 132nd St., Kirkland; $150 suggested donation; preregistration required (425-936-1414 or

Dining Out for Life

APRIL 24 More than 150 restaurants throughout the Seattle area donate 30% of their proceeds to Lifelong AIDS Alliance, providing meal delivery to people living with life-threatening illnesses including HIV/AIDS; April 24 (206-328-8979 or

Hospice Hearts Luncheon

APRIL 24 Learn about programs and services provided by Providence Hospice and Home Care of Snohomish County, keynote speaker former Air Force fighter pilot Scott O’Grady, 11:30 a.m. April 24, Comcast Arena, Everett; minimum $125 donation suggested; preregistration required (425-261-4859 or

Visualize … a world without ALS Luncheon

APRIL 25 Fundraising luncheon to bring hope to the ALS community, 11:30 a.m. April 25, The Westin Seattle; suggested fundraising goal $185 (425-656-1650 or

Friends of the Fields Spring Dinner and Auction

APRIL 25 Dinner, wine, entertainment, auction to benefit SnoValley Tilth sustainable, local food production, 5:30 p.m. April 25, Novelty Hill-Januik Wineries, Woodinville; $95 (425-270-8469 or


Cascade Bicycle Club rides

SAT Easy pace, 10 mile ride with stop at Sky Nursery, 11 a.m. Saturday, Greenwood Park, 602 N. 87th St., Seattle (
); easy pace, 5.5 mile ride through Central Seattle Greenways with snack stops, 4 p.m. Saturday from Northwest African American Museum, 2300 S. Massachusetts St., Seattle (; and 33 mile, leisurely paced ride to West Seattle for lunch, 10 a.m. April 25 from Gas Works Park, Seattle (


Bird tour

SAT Explore the park to look for birds, bring binoculars if you have them, minimum age 8, children accompanied by adult, 8 a.m. Saturday, Discovery Park, 3801 W. Government Way, Seattle; $3, preregister (206-386-4236 or


Youth Sailing Open House

SAT Information on boating programs from organizations for kids from five years old through high school, land and on-water activities, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, Magnuson Park, 7400 Sand Point Way N.E., Seattle; free (206-789-7350 or


Seattle Easter Swing

FRI-SUN West Coast Swing convention with 25 workshops, competitive dancing, lessons, dance activities, Friday-Sunday, Hyatt Regency Bellevue, 900 Bellevue Way N.E., Bellevue; $10-$135 (

Lesson and dance

SAT Waltz lesson, 7 p.m., dance for ages 18 and older with DJ, Back to Bacharach theme, 8 p.m. Saturday, Rockin’ Horse Dance Barn, 11820 150th Ave. S.E., Renton; $15/lesson and dance, $12/dance only (425-255-9211 or

Seattle Family Dance

SUN Dance with your children under age 10 to live traditional music, all dances taught, 3 p.m. Sunday, Phinney Neighborhood Center, 6532 Phinney Ave. N., Seattle; $6-$18 (206-330-7408 or

Earth Day events

Earth Day Run

SAT Seattle Magazine 5K run/walk benefits Green Seattle Partnership, beer garden, food trucks, 9:30 a.m. Saturday, registration 8 a.m., Alki Bathhouse: 2701 Alki Ave. S.W., Seattle; $40-$50 (

Earth Day Run

SAT 5K, 10K, 15K, half-marathon, kids’ run, organic produce, prizes, tree giveaway, running shoe recycling, 10 a.m. Saturday, Magnuson Park, 7400 Sand Point Way N.E., Seattle; $17 (

Earth Day, Olympic Sculpture Park

SAT Environmental activities for all ages, park tours, art making inspired by the natural world, music, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, Olympic Sculpture Park, Broad Street and Elliott Avenue, Seattle; free (

Duwamish Alive! Restore Our Only River

SAT Help restore Seattle’s only river at 12 restoration sites within the Duwamish Watershed in South Seattle and Tukwila in natural settings hillside, forest, bog, marsh or riverside, at parks or on the river in a kayak, for all ages, with snacks, instruction, tools provided, 10 a.m. Saturday; preregister (

Earth Day Beach Clean Up, Lincoln Park

SAT Help clean the beach, supplies provided, 10 a.m. Saturday, meet at the kiosk at the beach parking lot, Lincoln Park, 8011 Fauntleroy Way S.W., Seattle; preregister (206-386-4236 or

Earth Day Beach Clean-Up, Discovery Park

SAT Help clean the beach, supplies provided, all ages welcome, children accompanied by adult, 10 a.m. Saturday, Discovery Park, 3801 W. Government Way, Seattle; preregister (206-386-4236 or

Me-Kwa-Mooks Park Earth Day

SAT Help remove invasive plants and mulch, for all ages, 10 a.m. Saturday, Me-Kwa-Mooks Park, 4503 Beach Drive S.W., Seattle; preregister (

Newcastle Earth Day

SAT Living in Harmony with Nature themed information from green businesses and nonprofits, kid’s activities, vendors, music by the Boeing Employees’ Concert Band, Hazen Jazz Band, native tree giveaway, vendors, live raptors, frog display, petting zoo, electric vehicle car show, food trucks, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, Lake Boren Park, Southeast 84th Avenue and Coal Creek Parkway Southeast, Newcastle (

Green Kirkland Earth Day

SAT Work with EarthCorps to remove invasive plants, 10 a.m. Saturday, Crestwoods Park, 1818 Sixth St., Kirkland preregister (

Earth Day, Kent

SAT Help remove invasive blackberries and plant trees, 9 a.m. Saturday, Morrill Meadows Park, 10600 S.E. 248th St., Kent; preregister (

Afternoon on the Trails

SAT Earth Day event to explore our woods, Ask the Naturalist panel, microscopes, field guides and other scientific tools provided, hone your powers of observation, pattern recognition and model stewardship, trail-worthy strollers usable most trails, Canopy Tower, maps available with advice on route suitable for your family and abilities; no dogs at this event unless they are a service animal, 1 p.m. Saturday, IslandWood, 4450 Blakely Ave. N.E., Bainbridge Island; free, donations appreciated, preregistration recommended (206-855-4384 or

Feet First’s Hand Truckin’ Toast to Earth — The Great Beer Hike

SUN Participate in hand trucking keg of Hand Truckin’ Amber Ale, 9:30 a.m. Sunday, from Two Beers Brewery, 4700 Ohio Ave. S., Unit A, Seattle, for 10 miles to Latona Pub, or join at halfway point, Zeeks Pizza, 419 Denny Way, Seattle, estimated arrival time between 11:30 a.m. and noon; Earth Day celebration benefiting Feet First promoting walkable communities, festivities and a selection of craft beer transported by foot, bike, and sailboat, auction, 2-5 p.m. Sunday, Latona Pub, Latona Pub, 6423 Latona Ave. N.E., Seattle; free, suggested donation $5, preregister (206-652-2310 or

Earth Day Walkabout

TUE Self guided walk through historic downtown and along Snohomish River in respect of tragedy of Oso and reflection upon our relationship with Earth, suggested route maps available at Natural Clothing Co., Snohomish; free (

Easter/Spring events

Teen Flashlight Egg Hunt, Beacon Hill

FRI Outdoor hunt for treats in the dark for ages 11 and older, bring flashlight, 8 p.m. Friday, Jefferson Community Center, 3801 Beacon Ave. S., Seattle; free (206-684-7481 or

Bunny Bounce

SAT Egg hunts for ages 1-8, space limited on hunts, for ages 3 and younger, 9:30 a.m.-3 p.m.; ages 3-5 and 6-8, 10 a.m.-2:30 p.m.; gorillas, elephants, grizzlies and other animals get Easter baskets lined with flowers, berries and other favorite treats, 10 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Saturday, Woodland Park Zoo, 5500 Phinney Ave. N., Seattle; $8.75-$12.75, ages 2 and younger free (206-548-2500 or

Bunny Party for Seattle Animal Shelter

SAT Market-wide Easter Egg Hunt, 10 a.m.; meet bunnies, $1 donation suggested, noon-4 p.m.; sidewalk chalking, bunny craft projects, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday, Pike Place Market, Seattle (

Egg Hunt, Cal Anderson Park

SAT Seattle central community centers host kids’ egg hunt, jump toy, DJ, 10 a.m. Saturday, Cal Anderson Park, 1635 11th Ave, Seattle; free (

Spring Bunny Trail, Ravenna-Eckstein

SAT Gather on the field for outdoor hunt for ages 12 and younger by age group, 10 a.m. Saturday, Ravenna-Eckstein Community Center, 6535 Ravenna Ave. N.E., Seattle; free (206-684-7534 or

Spring Egg Hunt, Ballard

SAT Candy hunt for ages 2 to 10, 10 a.m. Saturday, Ballard Community Center, 6020 28th Ave. N.W., Seattle; free, nonperishable food bank donations requested (206-684-4093 or

Spring Egg Hunt, Bitter Lake

SAT Candy and egg hunt for ages 2 to 10 by age group, 10 a.m. Saturday, Bitter Lake Annex, 13040 Greenwood Ave. N., Seattle; nonperishable food bank donation requested (206-684-7524 or

Spring Egg Hunt, Laurelhurst

SAT Ages 12 and younger hunt for eggs and prizes, 10 a.m. Saturday, Laurelhurst Park, 4544 N.E. 41st St., Seattle; free with food bank donation (206-684-7529 or

Spring Egg Hunt, Loyal Heights

SAT Candy hunt for ages 2 to 10 by age group, 10 a.m. Saturday, Loyal Heights Community Center, 2101 N.W. 77th St., Seattle; free, nonperishable food bank donations requested (206-684-4052 or

Spring Egg Hunt, Magnolia

SAT Candy and egg hunt for ages 2 to 10, 10 a.m. Saturday, Magnolia Community Center, 2550 34th Ave. W., Seattle; nonperishable food bank donations requested (206-386-4235 or

Spring Egg Hunt, Montlake

SAT Egg hunt for ages 1 to 11, 10 a.m. Saturday, Montlake Community Center, 1618 E. Calhoun St., Seattle; free (206-684-4736 or

Spring Egg Hunt, Nathan Hale

SAT Egg hunt with healthy snacks for ages 1 to 11, 10 a.m. Saturday, Nathan Hale Stadium, 10750 30th Ave. N.E., Seattle; free (

Spring Egg Hunt, Queen Anne

SAT Kids ages 11 and younger hunt for goodies, 10 a.m. Saturday, Queen Anne Community Center, 1901 First Ave. W, Seattle; free (206-684-4736 or

Spring Egg Hunt, Rainier

SAT Hunt for eggs for ages 11 and younger, 10 a.m. Saturday, Rainier Community Center, 4600 38th Ave. S., Seattle; free (206-386-1919 or

Spring Egg Hunt, West Seattle/South Park

SAT Ages 3 to 11 hunt for candy and prizes, 10 a.m. Saturday, Community Centers at Alki, 5817 S.W. Stevens St. (206-684-7430); Delridge, 4501 Delridge Way S.W. (206-684-7423); Hiawatha, 2700 California Ave. S.W. (206-684-7441); High Point, 6920 34th Ave. S.W. (206-684-7422); South Park, 8319 Eighth Ave. S., Seattle; free (

Egg Hunt, Yesler

SAT For ages 1 to 11, 10 a.m. Saturday, Yesler Community Center, 917 E. Yesler Way, Seattle; free (206-386-1245 or

Spring Egg Scramble, Green Lake

SAT Meet in the gym for outdoor candy hunt, ages 3 and younger, 10 a.m.; ages 4 to 7, 10:30 a.m.; ages 8 to 10, 11 a.m. Saturday, Green Lake Community Center, 7201 E. Green Lake Dr. N., Seattle; free, nonperishable food bank donations requested (206-684-0780 or

Easter Egg Hunt

SAT Easter Egg Hunt, crafts, games, 10 a.m.-noon Saturday, Wedgwood Community Church, 8201 30th Ave. N.E., Seattle; free (206-522-5778 or

Easter Eggstravaganza

SAT Pancake breakfast, 9-10 a.m., by donation; Egg Hunt, Bounce House, game, crafts, puppet show, 10 a.m.-noonSaturday, First Free Methodist Church, 3200 Third Ave. W., Seattle; free, register online (206-281-2240 or

Eastridge Easter Egg Hunt

SAT Inflatables, egg hunt with over 10,000 candy filled eggs at Lincoln Park South Meadow, 11 a.m. Saturday, Lincoln Park, 8011 Fauntleroy Way S.W., Seattle; free (206-932-3010 or

Egg Hunts, Mercer Island

SAT Candy and prizes for ages 1 to 6, 5 p.m.; flashlight egg hunt for ages 7 to 10, 8:30 p.m. Saturday, Mercerdale Park, 77th Avenue Southeast and Southeast 32nd Street, Mercer Island; $5/per family (

Northshore YMCA Community Egg Hunt

SAT Hunt for candy and treat filled eggs by age group, 10 a.m. Saturday, Doug Allen Sportsfields, 19417 88th Ave. N.E., Bothell (

Eggstravaganza Easter Egg Hunt

SAT Hunt for 14,000 candy filled eggs and ten prize winning Easter baskets in 5 hunts: 0-1 year, 2-3 yrs, 4 yrs to Kindergarten, 1st to 3rd grade and 4th-6th grade; carnival games, food, 10 a.m. Saturday, Federal Way Church of the Nazarene, 1525 S.W. Dash Point Rd, Federal Way; free (253-839-6085 or

Meet the Easter Bunny

SAT Meet the Bunny, take photos, noon-3 p.m. Saturday, Country Village, 23732 Bothell-Everett Highway, Bothell; (425-483-2250 or

Egg Hunt, Brier

SAT Thousands of eggs for ages 3 to 10, 10 a.m., Brier Park, 2903 228th St. S.W., Brier; canned food bank donation requested (

Snohomish Easter Parade and Easter Bonnet Contest

SAT The Easter Bunny leads parade, First Street, followed by Easter Bonnet with “all the frills upon it” contest for all ages and pets, prizes for top 3 in each age category, 11 a.m. Saturday, downtown Snohomish (425-344-8533 or

SFFT Easter Egg Hunt

SAT Treat-filled eggs hidden in the meadow by age group for kids up to 12 years old, 10 a.m. Saturday, Snoqualmie Falls Forest Theater, 36800 S.E. David Powell Road, Fall City; free (425-736-7252 or

Spring Egg Hunts

SAT-SUN Kids hunt for 4,000 plastic eggs hidden throughout the Museum, create your own bunny ears, 8:30 a.m. Saturday-Sunday, The Children’s Museum, Seattle Center Armory, Seattle; $3-$12.25, space limited, advance tickets recommended (206-441-1768 or



FRI-SUN Supersized inflatable rides for ages 12 and younger, Toddler’s Zone, entertainment, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Friday-Sunday, Seattle Center Armory, Seattle; admission free; rides $1.50 each or $7.50/all day pass, $4.50/all day toddler zone pass (206-684-7200 or

JSA UW Matsuri

SAT University of Washington Japanese Student Association (JSA) haru-matsuri (spring festival), authentic Japanese food, games, and performances, 5 p.m. Saturday, Husky Union Building (HUB), Stevens Way at University of Washington, Seattle; $5-$20 (

Nepali New Year

SAT Nepali cuisine, cultural performances, dance, 7 p.m. Saturday, Shoreline Conference Center, 18560 First Ave. N.E., Shoreline; $15-$50 (

Welcome the Whales Day

SAT To honor and celebrate the arrival of gray whales to Whidbey Island, educational displays, costume-making, kids’ activities, 11 a.m. Saturday, Methodist Church Fellowship Hall, Third Avenue and Anthes Street; critter parade, 1:30 p.m. along Cascade and First Streets to Langley Waterfront Park for blessing for the whales, music, celebration on the beach; activities, displays and videos at Langley Whale Center, 117 Anthes St.; presentation on whales, 3-5 p.m. Saturday, Methodist Church, Langley (

Cannabis Carnivalus

SUN Washington’s first legal 420 event, entertainment, joint rolling workshops, infusion seminars, live art, food, green thumb contest, vendors, costume contest, for ages 21 and older, 1-8 p.m. Sunday, Melrose Market Studios, 1532 Minor Ave., Seattle; $35 (

Seattle Cherry Blossom and Japanese Cultural Festlval

APRIL 25-27 Cultural roots and contemporary influences of Japan through performances, visual arts, activities, food, games, Taiko drumming, 10 a.m. April 25-27, Seattle Center, Seattle (206-684-7200).

Skagit Valley Tulip Festival

THRU APRIL 30 Tulip fields in bloom, community events, display gardens, through April, Mount Vernon, La Conner and surrounding area; Tulip Festival Office, 311 W. Kincaid St., Mount Vernon (360-428-5959 or
); fields, display garden, indoor flower show, cafe, trolley tours, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. daily, Tulip Town, 15002 Bradshaw Road, Mount Vernon; admission $5, ages 9 and younger free, trolley $1-$2 (360-424-8152 or; display garden, field, cut flowers, 9 a.m.-7 p.m. daily, RoozenGaarde, 15867 Beaver Marsh Road, Mount Vernon; admission $4-$5, ages 10 and younger free (866-488-5477 or

Food events

Hop Scotch Spring Beer & Scotch Festival

FRI-SAT Premier beer, Scotch, whiskey tasting experience and workshops benefiting the Seattle International Film Festival, 5 p.m.-midnight Friday, 2 p.m.-midnight Saturday, Fremont Studios, 155 N. 35th St., Seattle; $30-$45 (206-633-0422 or

Chili Cookoff and Oso Mudslide benefit

SAT Seattle Uncorked wine club chili samples, local craft beer and wine, proceeds benefit Oso mudslide survivor Jonielle Spiller, 2 p.m. Saturday, The Factory Luxe, 3100 Airport Way S., Seattle; $15 (

Easter Brunch/Dinner Cruises

SUN Easter brunch, 11 a.m. Sunday, dinner buffet cruise, 4:30 p.m. Sunday, cruise of Seattle’s lakes, landmarks, Waterways Cruises, Seattle; $38-$64 (206-223-2060 or

Arcade Lights

APRIL 25 Tasting festival with 60 food purveyors, local breweries and regional wineries to benefit the Market Foundation, 7 p.m. April 25, Pike Place Market, Seattle; $35 (

Embracing the No Barriers Mindset

APRIL 25 Blind adventurer Erik Weihenmayer talks about his experiences climbing Mount Everest and other peaks and his volunteer work around the world; donations suggested for No Barriers, supporting physically challenging activities program for veterans, youth and people of all ability levels, 7 p.m. April 25, Mountaineers Seattle Program Center, 7700 Sand Point Way N.E., Seattle; free, by reservation (888-570-7108 or

LeMay Wine & Chocolate Affair

APRIL 25-26 Local wineries, chocolate, vendors, display of dozens of vintage vehicles, 4-9 p.m. April 25-26, LeMay Family Collection at Marymount Event Center, Tacoma; $20-$25, $10 designated driver (253-272-2336 or


Spring Plant Sale

FRI-SAT Annuals, perennials, shrubs, trees, native plants, berries, ferns from 30 specialty vendors, food truck, 3-6 p.m. Friday, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, Rhododendron Species Botanical Garden, 2525 S. 336th St., Federal Way (253-838-4646 or

Chickens in the Garden Kids’ Seminar

SAT Fun, informative session with local urban farmer to meet her friendly hen and chicks, 10 a.m. Saturday, Swansons Nursery, 9701 15th Ave. N.W., Seattle; free (206-782-2543 or

HPSW Spring Plant Sale

SAT Hardy Plant Society sale of perennial divisions, seeds and native plants, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, Center for Urban Horticulture, 3501 N.E. 41st St., Seattle (

Cool Season Gardening

SUN Gardening tips from Bill Thorness, local author of “The Cool Season Gardener”, 2 p.m. Sunday, West Seattle Library, 2306 42nd Ave. S.W., Seattle; free (206-684-7444.

RSF 50th Anniversary Celebration

APRIL 25-26 Anniversary event, speakers, tours, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, evening banquets, April 25-26, Rhododendron Species Botanical Garden, 2525 S. 336th St., Federal Way; $65-$137 (253-838-4646 or


South Bellevue Green Spaces Ranger Hike

SAT South Bellevue Green Spaces 3-mile hike to explore the unknown trails of South Bellevue; rated difficult, 10 a.m. Saturday, Lattawood Park, 4530 155th Place S.E., Bellevue; free (425-452-4195 or

Easter/Spring walk

SAT 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. Saturday, Weyerhaeuser Corporate Headquarters, 33663 Weyerhaeuser Way S., Federal Way; free (253-839-1892 or

Issaquah Alps Club

SUN Easy 2-4 mile hike with 400-600-foot elevation gain, for beginning hikers; bring WA Discover Pass and National Forest Pass if you have them, 10 a.m. Sunday, Issaquah Alps Trail Club clubhouse, 175 Rainier Blvd. S., Issaquah (

Dogs Welcome hike

APRIL 25 Dogs welcome on 4-6 mile, moderate pace hike with up to 1,200-foot elevation gain, bring WA Discover Pass and National Forest Pass if you have them, 10 a.m. April 25, Issaquah Alps Trail Club clubhouse, 175 Rainier Blvd. S., Issaquah (


NW Psychic Fair

SAT Metaphysical readers, intuitive professionals, palmistry, tarot, books, psychics, numerology, astrology, Reiki, pet communication, jewelry, vendors, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, Baymont Inn at Totem Lake, 12223 N.E. 116th St., Kirkland; free admission, fees for services vary (425-562-4777 or

Mostra Scambio

SAT Italian motorcycles, scooters, parts, equipment, accessories, and clothing swap meet, buy, sell trade, giveaway, or barter Italian motorcycle or related goods, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Ducati Bellevue, 2040 152nd Ave. N.E., Redmond; free nonperishable food bank donations requested (

Museum events

Native Arts & Artists Day

SAT Celebration of Northwest Native art, demonstrations and display of artwork of local Native American artists including weaving, basketry, beadwork, art activities for kids and adults, talks, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Burke Museum of Natural History and Culture, University of Washington, Seattle; $7.50-$10 (206-543-5590 or

Free Day, the Wing

SAT Free admission for all, 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Saturday, Wing Luke Museum of the Asian Pacific American Experience, 719 S. King St., Seattle (206-623-5124 or

The Commemoration of the 72nd Anniversary of the Doolittle Raid

SAT Historic Flight Foundation commemoration of the 72nd Anniversary of the Doolittle Raid. activities, B-25 Mitchell bomber aerial demonstration, 8 a.m.-5 p.m., dinner, speakers, 5 p.m. Saturday, Historic Flight Foundation, 10719 Bernie Webber Drive, Mukilteo; daytime admission $8-$12, dinner $50 (425-348-3200 or (

Sewing to Sowing

SAT Experience springtime in the 1850s, visit with the Fort’s gardeners, sow seeds to take home, period games and craft projects, guest Richard Scheuerman, author of “Harvest Heritage: Agricultural Origins and Heirloom Crops of the Pacific Northwest,” 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Fort Nisqually Living History Museum, 5400 N. Pearl St., Tacoma; $5-$8 (253-591-5339 or

Park events

Night Hike

FRI Learn about the nocturnal species on a hike through the woods after dark, 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 (425-452-4195 or

Green Hour

SAT Observe and explore the park during unstructured play and interaction with the natural world with science-based ideas for children ages 5 and older and parents, 1 p.m. Saturday, Lewis Creek Park and Visitor Center, 5808 Lakemont Blvd. S.E., Bellevue; free (425-452-4195 or

Beach Safari at Me-Kwa-Mooks

SAT Search for tidepool animals at one of the best low tides of the year, wear shoes that an get wet, 1:30 p.m. Saturday, Emma Schmitz Memorial Overlook, 4503 Beach Drive S.W., Seattle; free, preregister (206-386-4236 or

Camp Long Family Nature Walk

SAT Walk to see park bugs, wildlife and plants, 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Camp Long, 5200 35th Ave. S.W., Seattle; $8-$12 (206-932-7225 or

Exploring Tidepool Life

SAT Learn about tidepool life, wear shoes that can get wet, 1:30 p.m. Saturday, Carkeek Park, 950 N.W. Carkeek Park Road, Seattle; free, preregister (206-386-4236 or

Family Low Tide Beach Walk

SAT Explore tidepool life with naturalist, wear shoes that can get wet, meet an Environmental Learning Center, 1:30 p.m. Saturday, Discovery Park, 3801 W. Government Way, Seattle; free preregister (206-386-4236 or

Wildflower walk

SAT Learn about Northwest forests and wildflowers, for ages 5 and older, children 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 Spring birds exhibits, crafts, science experiments, scavenger hunts. self-guided nature walks for all ages, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, Seward Park Audubon Center, 5902 Lake Washington Boulevard S., Seattle; free (206-652-2444 or

Owls and Other Organisms — Lincoln Park at Dark

SAT Learn about, look for and hoot for owls, see stars if it’s clear; 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Lincoln Park, 8011 Fauntleroy Way S.W., Seattle; $10-$15 (206-932-7225 or

National Parks Free Days

SAT-SUN National Park Week free admission Saturday-Sunday, Mount Rainier and Olympic National Parks (

State Parks Free Day

SAT, TUES Visit State Parks free, no Discover Pass required; Spring Saturday, Saturday and Earth Day, Tuesday (

Bellevue Botanical Garden Tours

SAT-SUN Docent-led tour, 2 p.m. Saturdays-Sundays, Bellevue Botanical Garden, 12001 Main St., Bellevue; free (

Arboretum Rhodies

SUN Casual walking tour highlighting rhododendrons in bloom, 1 p.m. Sunday, Graham Visitor Center, 2300 Arboretum Dr. East, Seattle; free (206-543-8800 or


Third Place Commons Weekend Music

FRI-SAT Two Scoops Combo boogie-woogie, 7:30 p.m. Friday; Ambience jazz, 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Third Place Commons, 17171 Bothell Way N.E., Lake Forest Park; free (


Scrambled Egg 5k

SAT 5k with egg hunt, find colored eggs scattered over the course that color help or hurt your time, prize eggs, 10 a.m. Saturday, Redmond City Hall Plaza, 15670 N.E. 85th St., Redmond; $15-$30 (

Java Jog

APRIL 25 Run/walk to benefit the coffee-farming women in the Democratic Republic of Congo, 5K, 7:30 a.m., 10K 7 a.m., 7:30 a.m. April 25, Lake Union Park, 860 Terry Ave. N., Seattle; $50 fundraising suggested (

Heroes Half Marathon

APRIL 27 Heroes Half marathon (31.1 miles), 10K, 5K and kids’ run honors our military and their families through support for the USO Northwest, 8 a.m. April 27, Port Gardner Landing, Everett; $5-$75 (


Tax-Free Day

SAT Local businesses pay tax on your purchases, 10 a.m. Saturday, West Seattle Junction, California Avenue Southwest and Southwest Alaska Street, Seattle (206-935-0904 or

Life jacket sale

SAT Seattle Parks and Recreation low cost life jackets, $20 infant/youth sizes, $30 adult, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, Evans Pool, 7201 E. Green Lake Dr. N., Seattle (206-684-4961 or


April Pools Day Seattle

SAT-SUN Swimming and boating water safety activities for all ages in and out of the water, 9:30-10:30 a.m. Saturday, Meadowbrook Pool, 10517 35th Ave. N.E. (206-684-4989); 10:30 a.m.-noon Saturday, Rainier Beach Pool, 8825 Rainier Ave. S. (206-386-1925); 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Southwest Pool, 2801 S.W. Thistle St. (206-684-7440); 12:30 p.m. with 1:30-2:30 p.m. free swim Saturday, Ballard Pool, 1471 N.W. 67th St. (206-684-4094); 1:30-3 p.m. Saturday, Evans Pool, 7201 E. Green Lake Dr. N. (206-684-4961); 1:30-3 p.m. Saturday, Medgar Evers Pool, 500 23rd Ave. (206-684-4766); 3:30-4:30 p.m. Saturday, Queen Anne Pool, 1920 First Ave. W. (206-386-4282); 3:30-5:30 p.m. Sunday, Helene Madision Pool, 13401 Meridian Ave. N., Seattle (206-684-4979); free (


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

Travel events

Gutsy Women

SAT Informal gathering of women to discuss their travel experiences, 9 a.m. Saturday, Wide World Books & Maps, 4411 Wallingford Ave. N., Seattle; free (206-634-3453 or

Rick Steves’ Europe

SAT Travel class; Women’s Seminar Day: Packing Light and Right, 10 a.m.; Women Traveling Solo, 11:30 p.m. Saturday, Edmonds Theater, 415 Main St., Edmonds; free, reservations required (425-771-8303 or

Southern Africa

TUE Information on touring Namibia and Botswana, 7 p.m. Tuesday, Wide World Books & Maps, 4411 Wallingford Ave. N., Seattle; free (26-634-3453).


Shorewood Park

SAT Help clean the park, remove invasive plants, 10 a.m. Saturday, Shorewood Park, 11830 38th Ave. S.W., Burien; (

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