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Animal events

Bunny Bounce

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

Adopt-A-Chihuahua Month

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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


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

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 (


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

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

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


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; 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; 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

Food events

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

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

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 (

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

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 (


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

Sky Nursery

SAT Garden design with native plants, 11 a.m. Saturday, Sky Nursery, 18528 Aurora Ave. N., Shoreline; free (206-546-4851 or

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


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 (

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 (

Easter walk

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 (

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

Museum events

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Park events

Bird walk

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

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

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 (

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).

Arboretum walk

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

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


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


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

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 (


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 .

Vintage Sale

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

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 (

Special interest

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

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 (

Spring/Easter 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 (

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 (

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 for ages 1-3, 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

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 (

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

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

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 (

Yesler Spring Egg Hunt

SAT For ages 1-11, 10 a.m. Saturday, Yesler Community Center, 917 E. Yesler Way, Seattle; free, donations appreciated (

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

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

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

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 (

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

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

Eggstravaganza, Redmond

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 (

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 (

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).

Travel events

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

Travel seminars

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


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

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