A detailed, categorized calendar of events all over Seattle and Western Washington, Feb. 6-12, 2015.
Special Olympics Washington Polar Plunge
SAT Join hundreds of plungers, noon Saturday, opening ceremony at 11 a.m.; watch Super Plungers (event top fundraisers) take dips every half-hour, 7 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday, Golden Gardens Park, Seattle; $75 minimum fundraising (polarplungewa.org).
Pike Brewing Chocofest
SUN Taste local and imported beer, chocolate, wine, cider, mead, spirits, artisan cheese, bread, desserts, oysters and foods from Seattle restaurants, music; to benefit Puget Soundkeeper, 6 p.m. Sunday, Pike Brewing Company and Pub, 1415 First Ave., Seattle; $50 (206-812-6604 or chocofest2015.brownpapertickets.com).
Northwest Flower and Garden Show Opening Night Party and Auction
TUE Dinner, wine, auction, entertainment, first look at Garden Show display gardens, proceeds benefit Washington Park Arboretum, 5 p.m. Tuesday, Washington State Convention Center, Seattle; $250-$500; limited number of tickets at the door (206-325-4510 or arboretumfoundation.org).
Swing For Success
FRI Swing lesson and dance benefiting Ugandan scholarship program, for all ages 7 p.m. Friday, China Harbor, 2040 Westlake Ave. N., Seattle; $10-$20 (206-447-6962 or sisterschools.org/swing-success-2015).
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FRI Dance class, 7:30 p.m., dance to live music, 8:30 p.m. Friday, Cedar Valley Grange, 20526 52nd Ave. W., Lynnwood; $15, kids free (425-954-5262 or skandia-folkdance.org).
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 sno-king.org).
Arlington Stillaguamish Darrington Eagle Festival
FRI-SAT Guided walks and events to see bald eagles and other wildlife; events in Arlington include chain saw carving show, paddle rafting, Friday-Saturday; tours, art and photography show, speakers, demonstrations, music, wagon rides, Sarvey Wildlife Care Center Open House, arts and crafts activities, antique tractor display, Saturday, Arlington; Darrington events, Old Sauk River Trail 3-mile Fun Run, 9 a.m. Saturday, Fortson Mill historical tour, 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Saturday; kids’ arts and crafts, scavenger hunt, Darrington Strong Art and Photography Show, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Darrington (360-403-3448 or arlingtonwa.gov/index.aspx?page=427).
The Great Seattle RV Show
FRI-SUN Display and sale of RVs from Washington dealers, kids’ activities, 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday, CenturyLink Field Event Center, 800 Occidental Ave. S., Seattle; $10-$12, ages 17 and younger free (425-277-8132 or seattlervshow.com).
Snohomish County Preschool Preview & Early Education Expo
SAT Information for parents and families on early childhood education, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, Xfinity Arena, 2000 Hewitt Ave., Everett; free (facebook.com/SnoCoPreschoolPreview).
Northwest Flower & Garden Show
WED-FEB. 15 Showcase of gardens, seminars, Marketplace, 9 a.m.-8 p.m. Feb. 11-14, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Feb. 15, Washington State Convention Center, Seattle; $17-$22, $5/ages 13-17, ages 12 and younger free; adult $10 half-day admission after 3 p.m. Wednesday-Saturday, after 2 p.m. Sunday (253-756-2121 or gardenshow.com).
Seattle Home Show
PLAN AHEAD Hundreds of home and garden displays, daily “Meet the Experts” seminars, “Made in America” feature, the newest in building products and materials, landscape displays, living green, arts and crafts and home decorating ideas, appearances by nationally-known art and antique appraiser Dr. Lori; 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Feb. 14-15, noon-6 p.m. Feb. 16-20, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Feb. 21-22, CenturyLink Field Event Center, 800 Occidental Ave. S., Seattle; $3-$12 (425-467-0960 or SeattleHomeShow.com).
Downtown Issaquah Wine Walk
FRI Music, art happenings, snacks, local boutique wines in locations on Front Street shops and restaurants, 6 p.m. Friday, Issaquah; $25-$30 (downtownissaquah.com/events-and-music/wine-walk).
Enumclaw Wine and Chocolate Festival
FRI-SAT Tastes from 20 wineries, chocolate makers, music, entertainment, shopping, for ages 21 and older only, 4-9 p.m. Friday, 2-9 p.m. Saturday, Enumclaw Expo Center, 45224 284th Ave. S.E., Enumclaw; $15/advance, $20/at the door includes two-day admission, wineglass and two wine tastes (cityofenumclaw.net).
Red Wine and Chocolate Festival
FRI-SUN Pairing chocolates and red wines, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Friday-Sunday at seven wineries in Mount Vernon, La Conner, Camano Island, Sedro-Wooley and Rockport; $5 (northsoundwinetrail.com).
SAT Pancakes, eggs, sausage, all ages welcome, 8-11 a.m. Saturday, Northshore Senior Center, 10201 E. Riverside Drive, Bothell; $5 (425-487-2441 or northshoreseniorcenter.org).
Olympic Peninsula Wineries Red Wine and Chocolate
SAT-SUN Events pairing specialty chocolates with red wines, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday-Sunday and Feb. 14-16 at nine Olympic Peninsula wineries; $30 (olympicpeninsulawineries.org/redwinechocolate.php).
Pancake breakfast, Hiawatha
SUN All-you-can-eat pancakes, sausage, bagels and fruit in limited portions, all proceeds support scholarships for center programs, 8 a.m.-noon Sunday, Hiawatha Community Center, 2700 California Ave. S.W., Seattle; $4-$6 (206-684-7441).
Vino & Victuals Valentine’s Day
PLAN AHEAD Wines and appetizer pairings in 1890s saloon, Underground Tour, dessert, 6 p.m. Feb. 14, Doc Maynard’s, 601 First Ave., Seattle; $65 (206-682-4646 or bit.ly/ugtevent).
Valentine’s Day Wine & Cocktail Hour, Volunteer Park Conservatory
PLAN AHEAD Friends of the Conservatory host wine and cocktail tasting experience in houses of the Conservatory, paired with appetizers, music, ages 21-and-over only, 5 p.m. Feb. 14, Volunteer Park Conservatory, 1400 E. Galer St., Seattle; $20-$25 (206-322-4112 or brownpapertickets.com/event/1152572).
Meeker Mansion Valentine Tea
PLAN AHEAD Victorian tea and tour, 1:30 p.m. Feb. 14, Meeker Mansion, 312 Spring St., Puyallup; $12 by reservation (253-848-1770 or meekermansion.org).
SAT How to grow blueberries, raspberries, grapes, kiwis, currants, 10 a.m. Saturday, how to plant a terrarium, 2 p.m. Saturday, Sunnyside Nursery, 3915 Sunnyside Blvd., Marysville; free (425-334-2002 or sunnysidenursery.net/classes.asp).
SAT-SUN How to own and maintain your own beehives, 10 a.m. Saturday, how Blue Orchard Mason Bees can help pollinate your garden and how to raise these native, non-stinging pollinators, 11 a.m. Sunday, Swansons Nursery, 9701 15th Ave. N.W., Seattle; free (206-459-4131 or swansonsnursery.com).
Sky Nursery events
SAT-SUN How to select and grow roses, 11 a.m., fruit tree selection and care, 1 p.m. Saturday; perennial vegetables and small fruits, 1 p.m. Sunday, Sky Nursery, 18528 Aurora Ave. N., Shoreline; free (206-546-4851 or skynursery.com).
Mystery Book Exchange
SAT Bring gently used mystery books and DVDs to swap, or buy books and DVDs for $1-$2, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, Phinney Neighborhood Center, 6532 Phinney Ave. N., Seattle (phinneycenter.org/events/bookxchange.html).
Corvette and High Performance Meet
SAT-SUN Vehicle display, new and used cars and parts, 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Sunday, Washington State Fair Events Center, 110 Ninth Ave. S.W., Puyallup; $7-$9, ages 12 and younger free (253-841-5045 or corvettehp.com).
Sweetheart of Gems Show
SAT-SUN Displays, demonstrations, vendors, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday, Oak Harbor Senior Center, 51 S.E. Jerome St., Oak Harbor; free (360-675-1837).
Meridian Park Comic Show
SUN Buy, sell or swap comic-character material from the 1930s to the present, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Sunday, Meridian Park Elementary School, 17077 Meridian Ave. N., Shoreline; free (206-533-2009).
Opening Family Day: Greek Culture
SAT Celebrate the opening of A Place at the Table with activities including music, dancing, games, crafts, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., performance by St. Demetrios Dance Group, 1 p.m. Saturday, Museum of History & Industry, 860 Terry Ave N., Seattle; $14-$17, ages 14 and younger free (206-324-1126 or mohai.org).
Popsicle Stick Bridge Competition
SAT Teams of students demonstrate ingenuity by building bridges using Popsicle sticks and glue to be loaded to see if any are left standing, part of National Engineers Week, 8 a.m.-noon Saturday, Museum of Flight, 9404 E. Marginal Way S., Seattle; $12-$20 (museumofflight.org).
Lunar New Year Fair
SAT Festivities start with a Lion Dance, guest speakers and firecrackers outside the museum, with art activities, games, story time in the museum, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, Wing Luke Museum of the Asian Pacific American Experience, 719 S. King St., Seattle; museum admission $9.95-$14.95 (206-623-5124 or wingluke.org).
First Saturday: Lunar New Year
SAT Drop-in art activities, martial arts performances, music, dress-up, sketching tour of museum galleries, 11 a.m.-2 p.m.; animated movie “Kung Fu Panda,” 1:30 p.m. Saturday, Seattle Asian Art Museum, 1400 E. Prospect St., Seattle; free admission for families (206-654-3100 or seattleartmuseum.org).
EMP Celebrates Black History Month
SAT Snap to Action photo display curated by EMP Youth Advisory Board images of protesters taking part in Black Lives Matter events in Seattle over the last several months, through Feb.; Through the Eyes of Art Black History Month kickoff event with regional artists and photographers, hip-hop performances, 6-9:30 p.m. Saturday, $20; EMP Museum, 325 Fifth Ave. N., Seattle; regular admission $14-$22 (206-770-2700 or empmuseum.org).
Drive the Blues Away
SAT Music by Little Bill & The Blue Notes, Kim Archer Band and James King and the Southsiders, tastings from local breweries and distilleries, try out Gibson Guitars, access to museum exhibit of hundreds of classic, collectible and vintage vehicles, 7 p.m. Saturday, LeMay — America’s Car Museum, 2702 E. D St., Tacoma; $40-$65 (lemaymuseum.org.page.php?id=681).
Duwamish Native Foods Now & Then
SUN Program sharing the cultural and food traditions of the Duwamish Tribe. for all ages, open at noon, program 1-3 p.m., shared meal of fry bread and venison stew, 3-4 p.m. Sunday, Duwamish Longhouse & Cultural Center, 4705 W. Marginal Way S.W., Seattle; free, preregister (brownpapertickets.com/event/1233229).
FHC Educational Series — Warpaint — The Paint Schemes of FHC’s Warbirds
FEB. 12 Author, researcher, and curator Cory Graff discusses the meaning, significance, and importance of the paint schemes and iconography of FHC’s Warbirds, 7 p.m. Feb. 12, Flying Heritage Collection, 3407 109th St SW, Everett; $15-$20 (877-342-3404 or flyingheritage.com).
Rebel, Jedi, Princess, Queen: Star Wars and the Power of Costume
ONGOING More than 50 handcrafted costumes from the first six Star Wars films including the mask of Darth Vader, gilded suit of C-3PO, robes of Jedi masters, Imperial Stormtrooper and other uniforms, with information and activities on how they were created, through Oct. 4, entrance by timed ticket, EMP Museum, 325 Fifth Ave. N., Seattle; $23-$29 (empmuseum.org).
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 through Feb. 15, Rockport State Park, Milepost 96.5, Highway 20, Rockport; free, Discover Pass required for parking (360-853-8461 or parks.wa.gov/574/Rockport).
SAT Look and listen for hummingbirds, bring binoculars if you have them, for ages 6 and older, children accompanied by adult, 9 a.m. Saturday, Carkeek Park, 950 N.W. Carkeek Park Road, Seattle; free, preregistration required (206-386-4236 or seattle.gov/parks).
Lewis Creek Ranger Hike
SAT Join a Ranger to look for signs of local wildlife and learn what to do when encountering animals in the wild, all ages welcome, 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Lewis Creek Park and Visitor Center, 5808 Lakemont Blvd. S.E., Bellevue; free (425-452-4195).
Pier Into the Night, Live Dive
SAT Harbor WildWatch host divers equipped with HD underwater camera go to the bottom of Gig Harbor Bay in search for the creatures that inhabit our local waters, watch on screen, 6 p.m. Saturday, Skansie Brothers Park, 3207 Harborview Drive, Gig Harbor; free (253-514-0187 or harborwildwatch.org).
SUN Walk featuring the Witt Winter Garden collection display of early bloomers and colorful barks, 1 p.m. Sunday, Graham Visitors Center, Washington Park Arboretum, 2300 Arboretum Drive E., Seattle; free (206-543-8800 or uwbotanicgardens.org).
Ranger Program: Creatures of the Night
SUN Walk to learn about nocturnal creatures, 2 p.m. Sunday, Mercer Slough Environmental Education Center, 1625 118th Ave. S.E., Bellevue; free (425-452-2565 or bellevuewa.gov/mseec.htm).
First Flight: A Mother Hummingbird’s Story
PLAN AHEAD Movie on the life of hummingbirds, for all ages, 7 p.m. Feb. 13, Northwest Stream Center, 600 128th St. S.E., McCollum Park, Everett; free, reservations required (425-316-8592).
National Parks Free Entrance Days
PLAN AHEAD Free entrance to National Parks, Presidents Day weekend, Feb. 14-16, including Mount Rainier National Park (nps.gov/findapark/feefreeparks.htm).
Music at Third Place
FRI-SAT The Fabulous Roof Shakers rhythm and blues, 7:30 p.m. Friday; Two Scoops Combo boogie-woogie, 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Third Place Commons, 17171 Bothell Way N.E., Lake Forest Park; free (thirdplacecommons.org).
Reflections On Ice
FRI-SUN Lakewood Winter Club Figure Skating Ice Show with more than 75 professional and local skaters, 4 and 7:30 p.m. Friday, 2 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday, Sprinker Recreation Center, 14824 South C St., Tacoma; $12-$18 (253-798-4000 or reflectionsonice.com).
SAT Performances including Recess Monkey, 9:45 a.m.; Book-It Repertory Theatre “Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, 11 a.m.; The Not-Its, 12:15 p.m.; Bailadores de Bronce, 1:30 p.m.; arts education workshops, bounce house and other activities for kids, food vendors, 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Saturday, Edmonds Center for the Arts, 410 Fourth Ave. N., Edmonds; free, preregistration requested, not required (425-275-9595 or edmondscenterforthearts.org/ecaeducation/kidstock).
Go Red For Women at Macy’s
FRI-MON Support the American Heart Association’s Go Red For Women by shopping at Macy’s during the Wear Red Sale, wear red or buy a $2 Red Dress pin for extra discounts storewide, Friday through Monday, Macy’s, 1601 Third Ave., Seattle (206-506-6000).
SDC Sample Sale
SAT Design showrooms open to the public, sale of sample items and floor models including lighting, rugs, bedding, furniture, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, Seattle Design Center, 5701 Sixth Ave. S., Seattle (206-762-1200 or seattledesigncenter.com).
The Savvy Marketplace
SAT Handmade items market, drinks, music, 11 a.m. Saturday, The Shop Sole Repair, 1001 E. Pike St., Seattle (thesavvymarketplace.com).
Friends of Covington Library Book Sale
SAT-SUN Books, CDs at bargain prices, proceeds benefit library programs, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, 1-5 p.m. Sunday, Covington Library, 27100 164th Ave. S.E., Covington (253-630-8761).
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, bring a lunch and day pack, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays; Winter photography 4-5 hour outings for photographers of all abilities, 9:30 a.m. Feb. 14, 28, March 14, 28; Kids in the Snow, learn about plants, animals and tracking on 90-minute walk, 1 p.m. Saturdays, 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 snowshoeingsnoqualmiepass.wordpress.com).
Tubbs Romp to Stomp Out Breast Cancer Snowshoe Series
SAT Celebration and snowshoe on trails with free use of Tubbs Snowshoes for all levels, 3k and 5k walk, 3k run, ’Lil Rompers Dash, 9 a.m. Saturday, Stevens Pass Nordic Center, US Hwy. 2, Skykomish; $35-$50 (tubbsromptostomp.com/wa).
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, Skykomish; $10-$15 suggested donation (360-677-2414 or fs.usda.gov/mbs).
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, Mount Rainier National Park; $5/person donation, sign up an hour before each event; $15/vehicle park entry fee (360-569-6575 or 360-569-2211 or nps.gov/mora).
Big Four Mountain Snowshoe Walk
PLAN AHEAD Five-hour snowshoe hike for ages 16 and older, weather permitting, no experience required, snowshoes provided, 8:30 a.m. Saturdays, Feb. 14-March 7, Verlot Public Service Center, 33515 Mountain Loop Highway, Granite Falls; $20 suggested donation, reservations required (360-436-1155).
Art of Survival
FRI Message of healing and personal growth by Dr. Edith Eger, survivor of Nazi death camps, 6 p.m. Friday, ACT Theatre, 700 Union St., Seattle; $45-$50 (206-547-4220 or wspa.brownpapertickets.com).
UW Medicine Ballard Community Open House
SAT Meet primary care and sports medicine providers and tour our new facility, Scandinavian music, health activities for all ages, 1-3 p.m. Saturday, UW Medicine Ballard, 1455 N.W. Leary Way, Seattle (uwmedicine.org/ballard).
Greenwood Library 10th Anniversary
SUN All invited to contribute a letter, drawing or photo for time capsule to be opened in 15 years, meet City Librarian Marcellus Turner, snacks, 1:30 p.m. Sunday, Greenwood Library, 8016 Greenwood Ave. N., Seattle; free (206-684-4086).
World Radio Day Broadcast
PLAN AHEAD Live broadcast by 12 new low-power FM neighborhood radio stations, 5-7 p.m., talks on new radio stations and how to be involved, 5:30-6:30 p.m., 5 p.m. Feb. 13, Seattle Central Library, 1000 Fourth Ave., Seattle; free (206-386-4636).
SAT Modern Iran, ancient Persia, 10 a.m. Saturday, Savvy Traveler, 112 Fifth Ave. S., Edmonds; free, preregistration required (425-744-6076 or savvytravelstore.com).
Feet First Stairway Walks Day
SAT Guided neighborhood walks with urban history and lore, blooms and birds of Seattle’s greenspaces at 14 locations around Seattle including Magnolia, Queen Anne, downtown, Eastlake, Fremont, Ravenna, UW, Alki, Fauntleroy, Mount Baker and Madrona/Leschi, featuring walks from Cathy & Jake Jaramillo’s book, “Seattle Stairway Walks: An Up-and-Down Guide to City Neighborhoods,” 10 a.m. Saturday, meeting place supplied with registration; $10 or pay what you will donation suggested, free for ages 17 and younger, preregister by 5 p.m. Friday, space limited (206-652-2310, ext. 5 or stairwaywalksday2015.bpt.me).