SAT Easter treats for zoo animals as an enrichment activity, 10 a.m.-3 p.m.; egg hunts for kids up to age 3, 9:30 a.m.-2 p.m. in the picnic shelter near the North Meadow; for ages 3-5 and ages 6-8 on the half-hour, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, Woodland Park Zoo, 5500 Phinney Ave. N., Seattle; $8.75-$12.75, ages 2 and younger free (206-548-2500 or www.zoo.org).
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FRI-SUN $50 off adoption fees for chihuahuas and chihuahua mixes one year old and older, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Friday, 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Saturday, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Sunday, Seattle Humane Society, 13212 S.E. Eastgate Way, Bellevue; (425-641-0080 or www.seattlehumane.org).
Northshore Karaoke Bingo
FRI Community fundraiser for Senior Center, entertainment, prizes, beach theme, costume contest, 6 p.m. Friday, Northshore Senior Center, 10201 E. Riverside Drive, Bothell; $15 (425-286-1032 or seniorservices.ejoinme.org/NorthshoreKBingo).
Girls on the Run Puget Sound Auction
APRIL 4 Fundraiser and celebration, proceeds benefit Girls on the Run program serving girls from families of all income levels, 6 p.m. April 4, Shilshole Bay Beach Club, Seattle; $40-$85 (girlsrun.org/events/auction/).
Emerald City Contra Dance
FRI Beginner’s dance workshop, 7 p.m., dance, 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).
Saturday Night Tango Social Dance
SAT Tango lesson, 8:30 p.m.; social dance 9:30 p.m. Saturday, Dance Underground, 340 15th Ave. E., Seattle; $15 (206-781-9553 or www.seattletango.com).
Sno-King International Folk Dance Club
SAT Request dancing, folk-dance lesson; 7 p.m. Saturday, Cedar Valley Grange, 20526 52nd Ave. W., Lynnwood; $5-$7 (425-385-2088 or sno-king.org).
Skagit Valley Tulip Festival
MON-APRIL 30 Tulip and daffodil fields in bloom in a 15-mile area bordered by Highway 20, the Skagit River and Swinomish Channel, bloom dates vary, events at several venues in Mount Vernon, Anacortes and surrounding area through April, Skagit Valley Tulip Festival Office, 311 W. Kincaid St., Mount Vernon (360-428-5959 or www.tulipfestival.org); tulip show gardens, gift shop, buy cut flowers, •Roozengaarde, 15867 Beaver Marsh Road, Mount Vernon, 9 a.m.-7 p.m. daily, $4-$5/person admission, ages 10 and younger free (360-424-8531 or www.tulips.com); and •Tulip Town 15002 Bradshaw Road, Mount Vernon, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. daily (later if weather permits), $5/admission, ages 10 and younger free (360-424-8152 or www.tuliptown.com).
Edible Books Festival
SAT As part of the International Edible Book Festival, bibliophiles, book artists and food lovers create books made of food and inspired by a book or pun on a book title that are exhibited, documented and then consumed, 11 a.m. Saturday, Third Place Commons, 17171 Bothell Way N.E., Lake Forest Park; free (206-417-4645 or shorelinearts.net/Arts-in-Culture-Series/arts-in-culture-series.html).
Elsom Cellars Spring Release
SAT Taste 2009 Logan Red Wine, music and appetizers, 3:30-6:30 p.m. Saturday, Elsom Cellars, 15007 Woodinville-Redmond Road, Woodinville; $15 (425-298-3082 or www.elsomcellars.com).
Washington Cask Beer Festival
SAT Washington Brewers Guild hosts handcrafted cask-conditioned beers from 40 Washington breweries, commemorative tasting glass and up to 20 beer samples, noon-4 p.m. or 6-10 p.m. Saturday, Seattle Center Exhibition Hall, 299 Mercer St., Seattle; $40/advance, $45/at the door if space available, per session; designated driver admission $5 at the door only (www.washingtonbrewersguild.org).
Farm to Table Dinners in Pike Place Market
FRI-SAT Five-course dinner co-hosted by Savor Seattle and BB Ranch Butcher Shop to showcase fresh, local meat, produce, Washington state wines, 6 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Pike Place Market, 1501 Pike Place, Seattle; $119.99 (206-209-5485 or www.savorseattletours.com/tours/farm-to-table-dinner/).
Around the World in 60 Wines
PLAN AHEAD Wine tasting, cheese and bread, coffee and dessert, proceeds benefit scholarship and building redevelopment fund, 6:30 p.m. April 6, Lakewood Seward Park Community Club, 4916 S. Angeline St., Seattle; $25 (lspcc.org).
Vines for the Northwest
SAT How to use vines to add beauty, privacy and vertical accents to the garden, 10 a.m. Saturday, Molbak’s, 13625 N.E. 175th St., Woodinville; free (425-483-5000 or www.molbaks.com).
SAT Garden design with native plants, 11 a.m. Saturday, Sky Nursery, 18528 Aurora Ave. N., Shoreline; free (206-546-4851 or www.skynursery.com).
Rhododendron Species Botanical Garden
ONGOING Rhododendron garden in bloom, conservatory, plant nursery, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesdays-Sundays, Rhododendron Species Botanical Garden, 2525 S. 336th St., Federal Way; $5-$8, ages 11 and younger and military personnel free (253-838-4646 or www.rhodygraden.org).
Issaquah Alps Trails Club
FRI-SUN Dogs Welcome easy 3- to 5-mile hike with 300-900-foot elevation gain, 10 a.m. Friday; Little Si moderate 5-mile hike with 1,400 elevation gain, 9:30 a.m. Saturday; May Creek moderate 5- to 6-mile hike with 700-900-foot elevation gain, 10 a.m. Sunday; water, food, day pack, hiking shoes or boots required, Issaquah Alps Trail Club clubhouse, 175 Rainier Blvd. S., Issaquah (www.issaquahalps.org).
East Shore Singles Ravenna Park Walk
SAT Singles over 45, walk between Ravenna and Cowen parks in forests and neighborhoods, followed by optional lunch, 11 a.m. Saturday, Ravenna Park, Northeast 62nd Street and 15th Avenue Northeast, Seattle; free (www.meetup.com/Eastshore-Singles/).
SAT Volkssport 10K (6.2 miles) or 5K walk on gravel paths through 500-acre Rhododendron Species Botanical Garden and Pacific Rim Bonsai Collection, start anytime 9 a.m.-1 p.m., finish by 4 p.m. Saturday, Weyerhaeuser Corporate Headquarters, 33663 Weyerhaeuser Way S., Federal Way (esva.org).
National Walking Day Walk & Rally
WED Join the American Heart Association’s National Walking Day by briskly walking for 30 minutes or more, one-mile group walk and rally at noon Wednesday, outside the Downtown Seattle Union Bank, 1200 Fifth Ave., Seattle; also, South Sound event, 11:30 a.m., Wright Park, 501 S. I St., Tacoma; free (206-632-6881 or www.PugetSoundHeartWalk.org).
Kids Drive-In Movie Night: ‘Cars’
FRI Kids make cardboard cars for “drive-in“ movie “Cars,” ages 5 and older, 6 p.m. Friday, MOHAI, 860 Terry Ave. N., Seattle; $10-$15 (206-324-1126 or www.mohai.org/visit-us/mohai-calendar/eventdetail/419/-/kids-drive-in-movie-night-cars).
KidsQuest’s Pysanky Egg Workshop
FRI Pysanky egg decorating using beeswax and dyes to create a keepsake, 5:30 p.m. Friday, KidsQuest Children’s Museum, 4089 Factoria Blvd. S.E., Bellevue; $20-$25 (425-637-8100 or www.kidsquestmuseum.org/).
Weekend Activities @ the Burke: Dinos & Other Fossils
SAT-SUN Explore how fossils help us learn about prehistoric life on Earth, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, Burke Museum of Natural History and Culture, University of Washington, Seattle; $7.50-$10 (206-543-5590 or www.burkemuseum.org).
Cigna Days, Pacific Science Center
MON Free admission for first 200 guests, 10 a.m. Monday, Pacific Science Center, 200 Second Ave. N, Seattle (206-443-2001 or www.pacificsciencecenter.org/Visit/cigna-days).
First Thursday, SAM
APRIL 4 Free museum admission and discounted admission to special exhibit “Rembrandt, Van Dyck, Gainsborough: The Treasures of Kenwood House, London,” $10/adult, $8/senior/military, $6 student/teen; Seattle Art Museum, 1300 First Ave., Seattle; ages 12 and younger always free (206-654-3100 or www.seattleartmuseum.org).
First Thursday, Burke Museum
APRIL 4 Free admission, activities, 10 a.m.-8 p.m. April 4, Burke Museum of Natural History and Culture, University of Washington, Seattle (206-543-5590 or www.burkemuseum.org).
First Thursdays, MOHAI
APRIL 4 Free admission, 10 a.m.-8 p.m. April 4, MOHAI, 860 Terry Ave. N., Seattle (206-324-1126 or www.mohai.org).
First Thursdays, Seattle Asian Art Museum
APRIL 4 Free admission. 10 a.m.-9 p.m. April 4; Seattle Asian Art Museum, 1400 E. Prospect St., Seattle (www.seattleartmuseum.orgq).
Free first Thursday, The Wing
APRIL 4 Free admission, 10 a.m.-8 p.m. April 4, Wing Luke Museum of the Asian Pacific American Experience, 719 S. King St., Seattle (206-623-5124 or www.wingluke.org).
First Thursday, Museum of Flight
APRIL 4 Free admission, activities and presentations exploring the science of climate change and what we can do about it, 5-9 p.m. April 4, Museum of Flight, 9404 E. Marginal Way S., Seattle (206-764-5720 or www.museumofflight.org).
SAT Walk to learn about birds in the park’s varied habitats, bring binoculars if you have them, 8 a.m. Saturday, Discovery Park, 3801 W. Government Way, Seattle; $3, preregister (206-386-4236 or www.seattle.gov/parks).
Celebrate Urban Nature
SAT Entertainment, nature presentations, information and activities for all ages, 10:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Saturday, Magnuson Park, 7400 Sand Point Way N.E., Seattle; $3/person or $8/family (206-684-7026 or www.seattle.gov/parks).
Celebrate Eastside Rail Corridor acquisition
SAT Elected officials and other speakers, noon, social program 1-2 p.m. Saturday by King County Parks to celebrate acquisition of 20 mile rail corridor for multiple uses, Seahawks Headquarters/Training Facility at Virginia Mason Athletic Center, 12 Seahawks Way, Renton (www.kingcounty.gov/erc).
Lake Hills Greenbelt Ranger Walk
SAT Guided 1- to 3-mile tour to learn park history, tour community gardens, discover local wildlife, 2 p.m. Saturday, Lake Hills Greenbelt, 15416 S.E. 16th St., Bellevue; free (425-452-7225).
Mercer Slough Nature Walk
SAT Guided walk to learn about slough history, plants and animals, 2 p.m. Saturday, Mercer Slough Environmental Education Center, 1625 118th Ave. S.E., Bellevue; free (425-452-2565).
SUN Walk exploring the park and tour guide’s favorite plants and garden areas, 1 p.m. Sunday, Graham Visitor Center, 2300 Arboretum Dr. East, Seattle; free (206-543-8800 or uwbotanicgardens.org).
Seattle Japanese Garden
ONGOING Open 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday-Saturday; summer hours start Sunday, 10 a.m.-7 p.m. daily, Seattle Japanese Garden, 1075 Lake Washington Blvd. E., Seattle; $4-$6 (206-684-4725 or www.seattle.gov/parks).
Adventures with Spot
SAT Seattle Children’s Theatre Drama School based on the “Spot” picture books by Eric Hill, 11 a.m. Saturday, Secret Garden Bookshop, 2214 N.W. Market St., Seattle; free (206-789-5006 or www.secretgardenbooks.com).
Scrambled Egg 5K
SAT 5K with colored eggs scattered over the course, each color helps or hurts your time, not revealed until after the race, 8:30 a.m. Saturday, Redmond City Hall, 15670 N.E. 85th St., Redmond; $25-$40 (425-556-2333 or runsignup.com/scrambledegg5k).
Spring Forward 5K run and walk
SAT Run/walk, silent auction, post-race festivities, all proceeds benefit FEAT (Families for Effective Autism Treatment) of Washington; 9 a.m. Saturday, registration 8 a.m., Stadium High School, 111 N. E St., Tacoma; $20-$75 (www.databarevents.com/springforward5k.asp).
Pickering Barn Vintage & Antique Show
FRI-SAT Vintage, antiques and collectibles, jewelry, furniture, yard décor, 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, Pickering Barn, 1730 10th Ave. N.W., Issaquah (425-413-1004 or www.countrycreation.blogspot.com) .
FRI-SUN Antiques, collectibles, home décor, proceeds benefit garden, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Friday-Sunday, Bellevue Botanical Garden, 12001 Main St., Bellevue (425-452-4216 or www.bellevuebotanical.org/events_vintagesale.html).
Brides for a Cause Charity Wedding Dress Sale
FRI-SAT Hundreds of discounted wedding gowns, $150 and up, benefits Wish Upon A Wedding nonprofit to provide weddings and vow renewals to couples facing terminal illness, regardless of sexual orientation; VIP sneak peak, 9-10 a.m. Friday, $5/person; general admission 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, free admission, Courtyard Tacoma Downtown, 1515 Commerce Street, Tacoma; also April 5-7, Alexis Hotel, Seattle (www.bridesforacause.com).
Anniversary commemoration of removal of Japanese Americans in World War II
SAT “Service and Community” landscaping maintenance and improvement community volunteer project, guided tours including some hosted by incarceration survivors, origami paper peace crane activity, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday; brief commemoration to celebrate the community partnership that created the memorial, 11:30 a.m., the approximate time the ferry with 227 Bainbridge Islands residents left the island for internment on this date 71 years ago, Bainbridge Island Japanese American Exclusion Memorial, Pritchard Park, 4192 Eagle Harbor Drive, Bainbridge (206-842-5306 or www.bijac.org).
Disney Fanniversary celebration
PLAN AHEAD Program on animated classics, live-action features, TV shows, characters, theme parks and attractions, 7 p.m. April 5, Seattle Central Library, 1000 Fourth Ave., Seattle; $35 (d23.disney.go.com/events/).
Teen Flashlight Egg Hunt
FRI Bring a flashlight and bag for outdoor hunt for ages 12 and older, 8 p.m. Friday, Jefferson Community Center, 3801 Beacon Ave. S. (206-684-7481); and Van Asselt Community Center, 2820 S. Myrtle St., Seattle (206-386-1921); free (www.seattle.gov/parks).
Egg hunts, Seattle Children’s Museum
FRI-SUN Kids hunt for plastic eggs, non-candy edibles and small prizes, 8:30 a.m. Friday-Sunday, The Children’s Museum, Seattle Center Armory, Seattle; $12.25/child, $8.25/adult, includes museum admission; preregister, space limited (www.thechildrensmuseum.org/spring-egg-hunts).
Little Tykes/Preschool Egg Hunt and Party
SAT Egg programs and hunts for age 1-3, 10 a.m.; for ages 4-5, 11 a.m. Saturday, bring a bag or basket, Seward Park Audubon Center, 5902 Lake Washington Boulevard S., Seattle; $4 (206-652-2444 or www.brownpapertickets.com/event/323569 for ages 1-3, www.brownpapertickets.com/event/323572 for ages 4-5).
Cal Anderson Spring Egg Hunt
SAT Egg hunt, jump toy, DJ, parade in the park, 10 a.m. Saturday, Cal Anderson Park, 1635 11th Ave, Seattle; free, donations appreciated (206-684-4075).
Spring Egg Hunt and Pancake Breakfast
SAT Breakfast, 9-11 a.m. Saturday, $4-$6; egg hunt for ages 11 and younger, 10 a.m. Saturday, free, Jefferson Community Center, 3801 Beacon Ave. S., Seattle (206-684-7481 or www.seattle.gov/parks).
Spring Egg Hunt, IDCCC and Van Asselt
SAT Egg hunt for ages 11 and younger, bring bag or basket, 10 a.m. Saturday, International District/Chinatown Community Center, 719 Eighth Ave. S. (206-233-0042); Van Asselt Community Center, 2820 S. Myrtle St., Seattle (206-386-1921); free (www.seattle.gov/parks).
Spring Egg Hunt, Queen Anne
SAT Egg hunt for ages 11 and younger outdoors, indoors if it’s raining, 10 a.m. Saturday, Queen Anne Community Center, 1901 First Ave. W, Seattle; free (206-386-4240 or www.seattle.gov/parks).
Spring Egg Hunt, Rainier
SAT Ages 1-3 hunt inside, ages 4-10 hunt outside, children accompanied by adults, 9:45 a.m. Saturday, Rainier Community Center, 4600 38th Ave. S., Seattle; $1/per child (206-386-1919 or www.seattle.gov/parks).
Spring Eggstravaganza Egg Hunt, Belltown
SAT Egg hunt for ages 10 and younger with parent, 10 a.m. Saturday, Belltown Community Center, 415 Bell St., Seattle; free (206-684-7245).
West Seattle Spring Egg Hunts
SAT Ages 3-11 hunt for eggs, candy, prizes by age group, 10 a.m. Saturday, Alki Community Center, 5817 S.W. Stevens St. (206-684-7430); Delridge Community Center, 4501 Delridge Way S.W. (206-684-7430); Hiawatha Community Center, 2700 California Ave. S.W. (206-684-7441); High Point Community Center, 6920 34th Ave. S.W. (206-684-7422); and South Park Community Center, 8319 Eighth Ave. S., Seattle (206-684-7451); free (www.seattle.gov/parks).
Yesler Spring Egg Hunt
SAT For ages 1-11, 10 a.m. Saturday, Yesler Community Center, 917 E. Yesler Way, Seattle; free, donations appreciated (www.seattle.gov/parks).
Green Lake Spring Egg Scramble
SAT Egg hunt in the gym, age 3 and younger, 10 a.m.; ages 4-5 and 6-7, 10:30 a.m.; ages 8-9 and 10-12, 11 a.m. Saturday, Green Lake Community Center, 7201 E. Green Lake Dr. N., Seattle; free (206-684-0780 or www.seattle.gov/parks).
Laurelhurst Egg Hunt
SAT Eggs and prizes for ages 12 and younger, bring a bag or basket, followed by coffee and doughnut fundraiser sale for Lifelong Recreation/Special Populations programs, 10 a.m. Saturday, arrive by 9:45 a.m., Laurelhurst Playfield, 4544 N.E. 41st St., Seattle (206-684-7529 or www.seattle.gov/parks).
Meadowbrook Egg Hunt
SAT Egg hunt for healthful snacks for ages 11 and younger, bring a bag or basket, 10 a.m. Saturday, Meadowbrook Playfield, 10533 35th Ave. N.E., Seattle; free, food-bank donations requested (206-684-7522 or www.seattle.gov/parks).
Northwest Seattle Spring Egg Hunts
SAT Candy and egg hunt for ages 2-10 by age group, bring a bag or basket, followed by indoor playtime and crafts, 10 a.m. Saturday, Ballard Community Center, 6020 28th Ave. N.W. (206-684-4093); Bitter Lake Community Center Annex, 13040 Greenwood Ave. N. (206-684-7524); Loyal Heights Community Center, 2101 N.W. 77th St. (206-684-4052); and Magnolia Community Center, 2550 34th Ave. W., Seattle (206-386-4235); free, food bank donations suggested (www.seattle.gov/parks).
Egg Hunt Swim
SAT Search for eggs around the pool, 1:30 p.m. Saturday, Medgar Evers Pool, 500 23rd Ave., Seattle; $3.75-$5.75 (206-684-4766 or www.seattle.gov/parks).
Eggstravaganza Easter Egg Hunt, Federal Way
SAT Hunt for 14,000 candy filled eggs by age group up to sixth grade, carnival games, food, 10 a.m. Saturday, Federal Way Church of the Nazarene, 1525 S.W. Dash Point Rd, Federal Way; free, preregister (253-839-6085 or www.federalwaynazarene.org).
SAT Egg Hunt, 10 a.m., arts and crafts, Mr. Bunny photos, 9 a.m. Saturday, Redmond City Hall, 15670 N.E. 85th St., Redmond; free (www.redmond.gov/ParksRecreation/Events).
Snohomish Easter Parade and Easter Bonnet Contest
SAT Easter bonnet contest registration, 10 a.m., First Street and Avenue A; parade, 11 a.m., First Street, Snohomish, followed by bonnet contest; community Easter egg hunt, 3-5 p.m. Saturday, Snoqualmie Ice Cream, 22106 86th Avenue S.E., Maltby (www.cityofsnohomish.com).
Thornton Place Easter Egg Hunt
SUN Hunt begins by the Regal Theater box office, bring a basket to collect eggs, 12:30 p.m. Sunday, Thornton Place, 337 N.E. 103rd St., Seattle; free (206-523-1111).
Rick Steves’ Europe travel classes
SAT Germany, Austria and Switzerland, 10 a.m. Saturday, Edmonds Theater, 415 Main St., Edmonds; European Travel Festival, 9 a.m.-7 p.m. April 6; free, reservations required (425-771-8303 or www.ricksteves.com).
SAT Exploring Jordan, 10 a.m.; New Zealand, 1 p.m. Saturday, Savvy Traveler, 112 Fifth Ave. S., Edmonds; free, reservations required (425-744-6076 or www.savvytravelerstore.com).
City Ducks/City Goats
SAT How to raise ducks in your yard, 10 a.m.; or goats, 2 p.m. Saturday, Seattle Tilth Association, 4649 Sunnyside Avenue North, Room 1, Seattle; $25-$40 (206-633-0451 or www.seattletilth.org).