Events for the weekend of April 7-8, 2012, include the Easter Walk in the Park, Granite Curling Club Open House and Moose Mania at Northwest Trek.
Easter Walk in the Park
Emerald City Wanderers Volkssport club will walk on sidewalks and gravel trails through the UW campus and Washington Park Arboretum, including Marsh and Foster Islands; the walk is for people of all ages and abilities to do at their own pace on 5K (3.1 miles) or 10K routes, start anytime 9 a.m.-1 p.m., finish by 4 p.m. Saturday, meet at E18 parking lot, University of Washington, Seattle; free (www.walkingwithecw.org).
Evergreen Camp Fair: Information about summer programs for children, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, REI, 222 Yale Ave. N., Seattle; free (www.acacamps.org/fairs/aca-evergreen-camp-fair).
Scale Model Show and Contest: International Plastic Modelers Society contest and display of hundreds of model historical airplanes, automobiles, military vehicles, ships, science-fiction models, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Renton Community Center, 1715 Maple Valley Highway, Renton; $5-$10 (206-522-3539 or www.ipms-seattle.org).
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Garden Lovers Book Sale: Fundraising sale, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, Center for Urban Horticulture, 3501 N.E. 41st St., Seattle (206-543-0415 or depts.washington.edu/hortlib).
Granite Curling Club Open House: Basics of curling, play a short game, all equipment provided, wear warm, loose-fitting clothes and clean sneakers, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, Granite Curling Club, 1440 N. 128th St., Seattle; $15 (206-362-2446 or www.curlingseattle.org/openhouses/).
Spring Festival Ice Skating Competition: U.S. Figure Skating Club and Comcast Community Ice Rink Club figure-skating competition, 2:15 p.m. Saturday, Comcast Arena, 2000 Hewitt Ave., Everett; free for spectators (425-322-2600 or www.comcastarenaeverett.com).
Moose Mania at Northwest Trek: Celebrate, learn about and see moose, 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, Northwest Trek Wildlife Park, 11610 Trek Drive E., Eatonville; $8-$17 (360-832-6117 or www.nwtrek.org/).
Family low-tide beach walk: Explore sea life at low tide, wear shoes that can get wet, 11:30 a.m. Sunday, Discovery Park, 3801 W. Government Way, Seattle; free, preregister (206-386-4236 or www.seattle.gov/parks).
Compiled by Madeline McKenzie
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