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Skagit Eagle Festival

SAT-SUN Tours, walks, indoor and outdoor programs and presentations on eagles that migrate to Skagit County in winter and other local wildlife, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays in January, Skagit Eagle Festival Information Station, 45821 Railroad Ave., Concrete; information also at East County Resource Center, 45770 Main St., Concrete; special events include Sarvey Wildlife Care Center Birds of Prey program, see raptors up close, 11 a.m., 1 and 3 p.m. Saturday, salmon lunch available, Concrete High School, 7830 S. Superior Ave., Concrete, free (360-853-8784 or

Skagit River Bald Eagle Interpretive Center

SAT-SUN Information on migrating bald eagles and the Skagit River watershed ecosystem, speakers, gift shop, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturdays-Sundays through January; naturalists lead guided walks at 11 a.m. Saturdays and Sundays, Howard Miller Steelhead Park, 52809 Rockport Park Road, Highway 20, Rockport; free (360-853-7626 or

Eagle Watcher Viewing Stations

SAT-SUN Forest Service staff and volunteers provide information and viewing opportunities, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays through Jan. 31 at three locations along Highway 20, Milepost 100, Marblemount Fish Hatchery (hatchery tours available 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturdays-Sunday), Howard Miller Steelhead Park, 52809 Rockport Park Road, Highway 20, Rockport; free (

Chubby Cat Discount

ONGOING Adoption fee discount of $1 per pound on all cats over one year of age through January, 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Thursdays through Saturdays, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Sundays through Wednesdays, Seattle Humane Society, 13212 S.E. Eastgate Way, Bellevue; regular cat adoption fee $25 (425-641-0080 or


Sno-King Folkdance Club

SAT International folk dancing, requests, 7 p.m.; teaching, 7:30 p.m., dancing until 10 p.m. Saturday, Cedar Valley Grange, 20526 52nd Ave. W., Lynnwood; $2-$7 (206-524-7360 or


Health & Wellness Fair

SAT Exhibitors, educational presentations, kid zone, fitness demonstrations, food, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, Mercer Island Community & Event Center, 5628 89th Ave. S.E., Mercer Island; free, preregister for some events (

Seattle Wedding Show

SAT-SUN Hundreds of vendors including event facilities, bakeries, caterers, florists, jewelers, photographers and other wedding-related products and services, 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Saturday, 10:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday; fashion shows at 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 (



SAT How to grow orchids, 1 p.m. Saturday, Sky Nursery, 18528 Aurora Ave. N., Shoreline; free (206-546-4851 or

Terrarium Workshop

SAT Create your own glass-enclosed garden, containers and plants available for purchase or bring your own container, 11 a.m. Saturday, Swansons Nursery, 9701 15th Ave. N.W., Seattle; $20 preregister, space limited (206-782-2543).

Bellevue Botanical Garden lectures and workshops

TUE Lecture on becoming a Northwest gardener, 7 p.m. Tuesday, $5-$15; Dan Hinkley and Jim Fox discuss their favorite plants, silent auction including rare plants, proceeds benefit plant exploration, 6:30 p.m. Jan. 16, $45; Photography 101 two-part class, getting to know your camera, take pictures in the garden, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Jan. 17 and 24, $45-$55; Bellevue Botanical Garden, 12001 Main St., Bellevue (


Meeker Mansion Psychic Fair

SAT Discover your future or past, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, Meeker Mansion, 312 Spring St., Puyallup; $5 admission fee; readers’ fees vary (253-848-1770 or

NW Psychic Fair

SAT Psychics, intuitive readers, body healers, artists and vendors, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, Triway Grange Hall, 3509 Seattle Hill Road, Mill Creek; free admission, readings $10 and up (

Tacoma RV Show

JAN. 15-18 Latest and most fuel-efficient motor homes, fifth-wheels, toy haulers and travel trailers, 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Jan. 15-17, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Jan. 18, Tacoma Dome, 2727 E. D St., Tacoma; $6-$12, ages 16 and younger free (

Model Railroad Show

PLAN AHEAD Activities and displays to learn about the history of the Pacific Northwest Railroad, for all ages; 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Jan. 17-18, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Jan. 19, Pacific Science Center, 200 Second Ave. N, Seattle; $11.50-$19.50 (206-443-2001 or

Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday events

King County Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration

JAN. 15 Program and speakers to celebrate the life and legacy of Dr. King and individual and collective responsibility to continue his work, noon-1 p.m. Jan. 15, Paramount Theatre, 911 Pine St., Seattle; free (

Community Celebration of Martin Luther King, Jr.

PLAN AHEAD Speakers and music hosted by Seattle Colleges, noon-1:30 p.m. Jan. 16, Mount Zion Baptist Church, 1634 19th Ave., Seattle (206-934-3233 or

Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Prayer Breakfast

PLAN AHEAD Honors Seattle leaders, keynote speaker Norm Rice, former Mayor of Seattle, 7 a.m. Jan. 19, Sheraton Seattle Hotel, Seattle; $30 through Jan. 15, $40 day of event (425-775-3362 or

MLK Day of Service

PLAN AHEAD United Way of King County volunteer projects, register by Monday Jan. 12 to lead a project or until the morning of Jan. 19 as an individual volunteer (

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service

PLAN AHEAD Kent Parks invite all to join in community service focusing on collecting litter along the Interurban Trail, 1-3 p.m. Jan. 19, Kent Lions Skate Park, Kent; preregistration requested by Jan. 14 online, or by Jan. 16 by phone (253-856-5113 or

Museum events

Northwest Seaport Chantey Sing

FRI Singalong for all ages aboard the historic steam ferry Virginia V, 8 p.m. Friday, Virginia V Steamer, 860 Terry Ave. N., Suite 223, Seattle; free (206-447-9800 or

“Pop Departures” at SAM

FRI-SUN Special exhibit focusing on consumerism and celebrity culture ends Sunday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday-Sunday, Seattle Art Museum, 1300 First Ave., Seattle; $12.50-$19.50, ages 12 and younger free, special exhibition surcharge $6-$9 (206-654-3100 or

Archaeology Day

SAT Archaeology Day in partnership with the Society for Historical Archaeology, focuses on the last 500 years and urban settlement in the Pacific Northwest; 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

Introducing the Jet Age, The Boeing 707

SAT Seminar series, timeline to the Boeing 707, Pan Am flight crews tell tales of the early days of the jet age, noon Saturday, Historic Flight Foundation Restoration Center, 10719 Bernie Webber Drive, Mukilteo; $10-$15 (425-348-3200 or

Issaquah’s Architecture

SAT Slideshow of historic photos, 11 a.m. Saturday, Issaquah Depot Museum, 78 First Ave. N.E., Issaquah; free, preregister (425-392-3500 or

History Cafe: Small Town Life in the 1920s

JAN. 15 Small Town Life in the 1920s Through the newsreels of C.D. Anderson, discussion, food available, 6:30 p.m. Jan. 15, Museum of History & Industry Compass Cafe, 860 Terry Ave N., Seattle; free (206-324-1126 or

Paddle sports

Dragon boating, Seattle

ONGOING Introduction to sport of dragon boating, no experience or reservations needed, all equipment provided, for ages 18 and older or 12 and older with parent, 6 p.m. Mondays, Wednesdays; 8 a.m. Saturdays, 3 p.m. Sundays, South Lake Union Park next to Kenmore Air, 860 Terry Ave. N., Seattle; first three practice sessions free (206-715-7066 or

Dragon boating, Kenmore

ONGOING Experience dragon boating, beginners welcome, ages 12 and older, no registration needed, 6 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays, noon Saturdays-Sundays, Kenmore Waterfront Activities Center, 7353 N.E. 175th St., Kenmore; first three practices free (425-954-3129 or

Park events

Deep Forest Experience

FRI-SUN Stop by park office for 30-minute to one-hour hike with staff through old-growth forest, ADA-accessible trail available; displays, books and craft activity at park Discovery Center, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays, Rockport State Park, Milepost 96.5, Highway 20, Rockport; free, Discover Pass required for parking (360-853-8461 or

All About Bones

SAT Examine the skulls of several animals that live in Bellevue and how bones can tell the life story of an animal, for ages 5 and older, 1 p.m. Saturday, Lewis Creek Park and Visitor Center, 5808 Lakemont Blvd. S.E., Bellevue; free (425-452-4195).

Planetarium Show “The Winter Ring”

SAT Planetarium show on the winter sky, stars, constellations, ancient lore; if the sky is clear, telescopes provided for stargazing afterward, 7 p.m. Saturday, Edwin E. Ritchie Observatory, 11299 Arrow Point Dr. N.E., Battle Point Park, Bainbridge Island; $2 (206-842-9152 or

Ranger Program: Lions, Coyotes, and Bears

SUN Learn about cougars, coyotes, black bears and other native predators and what to do if you run into one of these animals, 2 p.m. Sunday, Mercer Slough Environmental Education Center, 1625 118th Ave. S.E., Bellevue; free (425-452-2565 or

All About Beavers

PLAN AHEAD Presentation about beavers and short movie “Beavers,” 7 p.m. Jan. 16, Northwest Stream Center, 600 128th St. S.E., McCollum Park, Everett; free, preregistration required (425-316-8592 or


Ukadelics Winter Luau

FRI Happy Hour Ukulele orchestra, 7:30 p.m. Friday, Swedish Club, 1920 Dexter Ave. N., Seattle; free (206-283-1090 or

Music at Third Place

FRI-SAT Jacob Zimmerman Quintet jazz, 7:30 p.m. Friday; Scottish Dance and Song Celebration, 3 p.m. Saturday; Blackberry Bushes bluegrass, 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Third Place Commons, 17171 Bothell Way N.E., Lake Forest Park; free (


Lake City Lion’s Club Flea Market

SAT New and vintage art, china, clothing, collectibles, crafts, housewares, jewelry, toys, snack bar, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, Lake City Community Center, 12531 28th Ave. N.E., Seattle (206-362-4378 or

Brides Against Breast Cancer

SUN Charity gown sale and wedding expo, local wedding vendors, gown sale, funds support cancer patients and their families with free support programs; VIP event, 10 a.m.-noon Sunday, $20 by reservation; general admission noon-5 p.m., $5 admission, The Westin Bellevue, 600 Bellevue Way N.E., Bellevue (877-721-4673 or


Magic Season Ice Arena

FRI-SUN Open-air ice skating, shelter for all-weather skating, food vendors, 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; $9-$12 includes skate rental (425-453-1223 or

Polar Plaza

FRI-SUN Ice skating, music, 4-10 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Sunday, Tollefson Plaza, South 17th Street and Pacific Avenue, Tacoma; $4-$8 skate rental $2 (

Ice Skating, Redmond Town Center

FRI-FEB. 1 Skate on synthetic ice rink, ages 5 and older, rent or bring skates, open mall hours, Redmond Town Center, 16495 N.E. 74th St., Redmond; $5-$7 credit/debit-card electronic payment only (425-869-2640 or

Snow sports

Snoqualmie Pass Snowshoe Programs

FRI-SUN U.S. Forest Service events, no experience necessary, snowshoes provided, weather may cancel, reservations required; 90-minute treks to learn about the winter ecosystem, wildlife and safety on one-mile forest walk, 10 and 11:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays; extended hikes, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays; winter photography 4-5 hour outings for photographers of all abilities, 9:30 a.m. Jan. 17, 31, Feb. 14, 28, March 14, 28; Snoqualmie Pass Visitor Information Center, Snoqualmie Pass; $10-$25 suggested donation; reservation office hours 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Thursdays through Saturdays (425-434-6111 or

Snowshoe walks, Stevens Pass

SAT U.S. Forest Service 90-minute trek with a Ranger, snowshoes provided, to learn about local history, ecosystem and wildlife, 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Saturdays through March 1, weather permitting, by reservation, Skykomish Ranger District Forest Service Guard Station, Hwy. 2 east of Skykomish; $10-$15 suggested donation (360-677-2414 or

Ranger-guided snowshoe walks, Mount Rainier

SAT-SUN Guided 1.8-mile, 2-hour snowshoe walks, snow conditions permitting, limited to 25 people ages 8 and older, snowshoes provided, 11 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. Saturdays, Sundays, holidays, Jackson Visitor Center, All day Saturday-Sunday, Mount Rainier National Park, Tahoma Woods, Star Route, Mount Rainier; $5 donation per person, sign up an hour before each event; $15/vehicle park entry fee (360-569-6575 or 360-569-2211 or

Free ski helmets for kids

SUN Free ski helmets for ages 4 to 18, wearers must be present and be fitted, quantities limited, no appointments; 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Sunday or while supplies last, Seattle Children’s Bellevue Clinic, 1500 116th Ave. N.E., Bellevue; free (

Special interest

12 Night Celebration

SAT Bring a dish to share for potluck, chamber music by Newport High School students, collection taken for Backpack Meals for Kids serving Bellevue School District students, 5:30 p.m. Saturday, Holy Cross Lutheran Church, 4315 129th Pl. S.E., Bellevue; free (425-746-4848).

Redmond History 101: The First Fifty Years

SAT Overview of founding and history of Redmond, 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Old Redmond Schoolhouse Community Center, 16600 N.E. 80th St., Redmond; free (425-885-2919 or

Learning from Historic Sites

MON Historic Seattle annual meeting and screening of new video history of Broadway High School, 5:30 p.m. Monday, Broadway Performance Hall, 1625 Broadway, Seattle; free, donation suggested; preregister (206-622-0952, ext. 221 or

Seattle Architecture Foundation Design in Depth Lecture

JAN. 15 Speakers discuss local buildings that are local icons, 6:30 p.m. Jan. 15, Rainier Square, 1301 Fifth Ave., Seattle; $5-$15 (

Travel events

Travel classes

SAT Rick Steves’ Europe hosts travel class, Czech Republic, Poland and Hungary, 10 a.m. Saturday; Edmonds Theater, 415 Main St., Edmonds; free, preregistration required; also, Test Drive a Tour Guide, 22 slideshow presentations on European travel, 9 a.m.-7:30 p.m. Jan. 17, Edmonds Center for the Arts and Edmonds Theater, free, preregister (425-771-8303 or

Travel seminars

SAT How to take great travel photos, 10 a.m.; Trekking Nepal, 1 p.m. Saturday, Savvy Traveler, 112 Fifth Ave. S., Edmonds; free, preregistration required (425-744-6076 or

Travel seminar

TUE Explore Peru, 7 p.m. Tuesday, Wide World Books & Maps, 4411 Wallingford Ave. N., Seattle; free (206-634-3453 or


East Shore Singles Weowna Park Walk

SAT Singles over 45, walk 3 miles through remnants of old-growth forest, 11 a.m. Saturday, Lake Hills Community Park, 164th Avenue Southeast and Southeast 14th Street, Bellevue; free (