A detailed, categorized calendar of events all over Seattle and Western Washington, Feb. 13-19, 2015.
Humane Society adoption specials
FRI-FEB. 22 Half-price adoption fees for all pets 3 years and older, 11 a.m. Friday-Sunday; Mardi Paws half off adoption fee of selected dogs, Feb. 17-20; Academy Awards, adoption fees waived on black and white cats 1 year and older in celebration of the Academy Awards, Feb. 20-22; Seattle Humane Society, 13212 S.E. Eastgate Way, Bellevue (425-649-7563 or seattlehumane.org).
Zoo Valentine’s Day Celebration
SAT Valentine’s Day-themed enrichment treats for otters, red pandas, snow leopards, gorillas and other animals, 10 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Saturday, Woodland Park Zoo, 5500 Phinney Ave. N., Seattle; $9.25-$13.75 (206-548-2500 or zoo.org).
Pups in the pool
SAT Dogs-only time in the pool before it’s closed for maintenance; dogs must be 6 months old or older, licensed and up-to-date on vaccinations, no humans allowed in pool, 6 p.m. Saturday, Queen Anne Pool, 1920 First Ave. W., Seattle; $15/per dog, free for humans (206-386-4282).
Woo at the Zoo
SAT Mini-lectures on animal mating behaviors, treats for animals, 9:30 a.m. Saturday, Cougar Mountain Zoo, 19525 S.E. 54th St., Issaquah; $9-$12.50 (425-392-6278 or cougarmountainzoo.org).
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SAT-SUN Meet shelter dogs, puppies, cats, kittens looking for a home, 9 a.m. Saturday-Sunday, PetSmart, 13000 Aurora Ave. N., Seattle and all PetSmart stores (petsmartcharities.org).
Seattle Aquarium Octopus Week
SAT-FEB. 22 Octopus blind date, Aquarium biologists set the mood with decorative hearts, roses and romantic music when the Aquarium’s male and female giant Pacific octopus meet for the first time, noon Saturday; daily octopus feedings and talks, kids’ activities, varying times 9:30-5 p.m. daily, Saturday-Feb. 22; live octopus release under the Aquarium with video feeds, noon Sunday and Feb. 22; divers swim with an octopus in the Window on Washington Waters exhibit, noon Monday and Feb. 20, 21, Seattle Aquarium, 1483 Alaskan Way, Pier 59, Seattle; $14.95-$21.95 (206-386-4300 or seattleaquarium.org).
Kids and Critters at Northwest Trek
SAT-MON Arts and crafts, story time, trailside animal encounters, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday-Monday, park open 9:30 a.m.-3 p.m., Northwest Trek Wildlife Park, 11610 Trek Dr. E., Eatonville; $16.25-$19.75, up to four kids admitted free with a paying adult or senior (360-832-6117 or nwtrek.org).
Valentine’s Day Yoga and Kirtan Celebration
SAT Yoga class with live music, proceeds benefit Yoga Behind Bars, 4 p.m. Saturday, Amazing Grace Spiritual Center, 2007 N.W. 61st St., Seattle; $25-$50 (yogabehindbars.org/).
Ola Anniversary Party
SAT Party with hair and fashion show, dance, snacks, all proceeds benefit Transitional Resources local mental health agency, 6 p.m. Saturday, Ola Salon, 2942 S.W. Avalon Way, Seattle; $20 (olasalon.com).
Benefit for the Autism Society of Washington
SAT Lunch, auction, comedy show with headliner Andrew Norelli, 1 p.m. Saturday, Tacoma Comedy Club, 933 Market St., Tacoma; $40 (tacomacomedyclub.com).
Valentine’s Day Special at 220th Street Bingo
SAT Gift bags, prizes, all proceeds benefit Seattle Junior Hockey Association, 7 p.m. Saturday, 220th Street Bingo, 7016 220th St. S.W., Mountlake Terrace; $8 (220thbingo.com).
Gung Haggis Fat Choy
SUN Celebration of the 256th birthday of Robert Burns, the Bard of Scotland, and Chinese New Year, with Chinese banquet and cultural celebration in support of Scottish and Chinese youth music, dance, and martial arts scholarship programs, with performances including Blue Celtic, Northwest Junior Pipe Band, Melody Institute, Northwest Kung Fu, 4 p.m. Sunday, China Harbor, 2040 Westlake Ave. N., Seattle; $35 (206-364-6025 or gunghaggisfatchoy-seattle.org).
Red Tango Valentine’s Ball
FRI Intro tango lesson, 8:30 p.m., dance with live music, 9:30 p.m. Friday, Century Ballroom, 915 E. Pine St., second floor, Seattle; $20/lesson and dance, $15/dance only (centuryballroom.com).
FRI Family dance to music of the 1960s, ’70s, ’80s, 6:30 p.m. Friday, Ravenna-Eckstein Community Center, 6535 Ravenna Ave. N.E., Seattle; $3/person (206-684-7534).
Hayloft Country Dance
FRI Beginning dance lesson, 7:30 p.m., intermediate moves lesson, 8:15 p.m., dancing for singles, couples, all ages, 9 p.m. Friday, The Hayloft Dance Hall, 15320 35th Ave. W., Lynnwood; $10 (425-743-6180 or hayloftdance.com).
SAT Couples only intro salsa lesson, 8:30 p.m., dance to live music, 9:30 p.m. Saturday, Century Ballroom, 915 E. Pine St., Seattle; $20/lesson and dance, $15/dance only (centuryballroom.com).
Left Foot Boogie Red & White Party
SAT Dress in red and white, dance lesson, 7:30 p.m., dance to jazz, rock, rockabilly and the blues with Wired Blues Band, snack potluck, 8:30 p.m. Saturday, Bothell Sons of Norway, 23905 Bothell-Everett Highway, Bothell; $15 (leftfootboogie.com).
Red and White Ball
SAT Nightclub Two-Step dance lesson, 7 p.m., dance to rock/pop, ballroom, country, swing and Latin music, semiformal or formal attire, dessert potluck, for singles and couples ages 18 and older, 8 p.m. Saturday, Rockin’ Horse Dance Barn, 11820 150th Ave. S.E., Renton; $15/lesson and dance, $12/dance only (learn2dance4fun.com).
SAT Basic rumba lesson, 7 p.m., no partner or experience needed, dance to a variety of music for singles and couples of all ages, 8 p.m. Saturday, The Hayloft Dance Hall, 15320 35th Ave. W., Lynnwood; $12 (425-743-6180 or hayloftdance.com).
Sno-King Folkdance Club
SAT International folk dancing Sweetheart Dance, 7 p.m. Saturday, Cedar Valley Grange, 20526 52nd Ave. W., Lynnwood; $2-$7 (206-524-7360 or sno-king.org).
Blue Bird Early Dance
WED Blues music with DJ, blues dancing, 5:30-8:45 p.m., drop-in dance lesson, 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, The Garden House on Beacon Hill, 2336 15th Ave. S., Seattle; $7 at the door (beacon-arts.org).
Northwest Flower & Garden Show
FRI-SUN Showcase of gardens, seminars, Marketplace, 9 a.m.-8 p.m. Friday-Saturday, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Sunday, Washington State Convention Center, 800 Convention Place, Seattle; $22, $5/ages 13-17, ages 12 and younger free; adult $10 half-day admission after 3 p.m. Friday-Saturday, after 2 p.m. Sunday (253-756-2121 or gardenshow.com).
Neighbor Appreciation Day
SAT Open house at 19 Seattle Fire Department stations, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday; events at community venues including cookies and coffee all day, Montlake Community Center, 1618 E. Calhoun St., and Queen Anne Community Center, 1901 First Ave. W.; potluck lunch, music, noon, free swim, 1:30-2:30 p.m. Saturday, Evans Pool, 7201 E. Green Lake Dr. N.; free swim, snacks, 1-2 p.m., Southwest Pool, 2801 S.W. Thistle, Seattle (seattle.gov/neighborhoods/neighborday).
Seattle Home Show
SAT-FEB. 22 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. Saturday-Sunday, noon-6 p.m. Monday-Feb. 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).
Neighbor Appreciation Day Pancake Breakfast, Delridge
SAT Breakfast, 9 a.m.-noon Saturday, Delridge Community Center, 4501 Delridge Way S.W., Seattle; $4-$6 (206-684-7423 or seattle.gov/neighborhoods/neighborday).
Neighbor Appreciation Day Pancake Breakfast, South Park
SAT Breakfast, 10 a.m.-noon Saturday, South Park Community Center, 8319 Eighth Ave. S., Seattle; free (206-684-7451 or seattle.gov/neighborhoods/neighborday).
Valentine’s Day Wine & Cocktail Hour, Volunteer Park Conservatory
SAT Friends of the Conservatory host wine and cocktail tasting experience, appetizers, music in starlit houses of the Conservatory, ages 21-and-over only, 5 p.m. Saturday, Volunteer Park Conservatory, 1400 E. Galer St., Seattle; $20-$25 (206-322-4112 or brownpapertickets.com/event/1152572).
Dawn of the Red: Zombie Pub Crawl
SAT Visit three local taverns including first taste of India Red Ale, all zombies ages 21 and older welcome, 3:30 p.m. Saturday, Cal Anderson Park, 1635 11th Ave, Seattle; free (nightout.com/events).
Bainbridge Wine and Chocolate Weekend
SAT-SUN Visit any of 7 artisan wineries of Bainbridge Island featuring wines and chocolates, noon Saturday-Sunday, Bainbridge; $5 (bainbridgewineries.com).
Yakima Valley Red Wine & Chocolate
SAT-MON Chocolate and fine wine at 50 wineries in the Yakima Valley Wine country, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday-Monday, Yakima, Zillah, Prosser; $30 (wineyakimavalley.org/events-item/red-wine-chocolate).
Seed Swap for the edible garden
SAT Neighbor Appreciation Day seed exchange and give away between neighbors with a focus on vegetable gardening, 2-4 p.m. Saturday, 10004 Waters Ave., Seattle; free (seattle.gov/neighborhoods/neighborday).
SAT Tips for your best ever tomato harvest, 1 p.m. Saturday, Swansons Nursery, 9701 15th Ave. N.W., Seattle; free (206-782-2543 or swansonsnursery.com).
Attracting Birds, Butterflies and Other Backyard Wildlife
SAT Tips on creating wildlife-friendly garden or landscape, 1 p.m. Saturday, Sky Nursery, 18528 Aurora Ave. N., Shoreline; free (206-546-4851 or skynursery.com).
Roses: Start Right Class
SAT Tips on rose selection and care, 10 a.m. Saturday, Sunnyside Nursery, 3915 Sunnyside Blvd., Marysville; free (425-334-2002 or sunnysidenursery.net/classes.asp).
Collection Education Month — “The Sound of Music: Victrolas”
SAT Short history program, see and listen to a vintage Victrola a phonograph inside a wooden cabinet, 11 a.m. Saturday, LeMay Marymount Event Center, 325 152nd St. E., Tacoma; $15 suggested donation; preregister (253-272-2336 or lemaymarymount.org).
Early Bird Automotive Show and Swap meet
SAT-SUN Tacoma Model T Club host show, sale, trade of classic, street rod, high performance, antique and collectible cars and parts, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Sunday, Washington State Fair Events Center, 110 Ninth Ave. S.W., Puyallup; $6 (253-841-5045 or earlybirdswap.org).
Yu-Gi-Oh! Championship Series
SAT-SUN Yu-Gi-Oh! championship event, Dragon Duels, public events, 8 a.m. Saturday-Sunday, Tacoma Convention Center, 1500 Broadway, Tacoma; $20 (yugioh-card.com/en/events).
Sno-King Stamp Club Show
SUN Vendors, U.S. Postal Service, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday, Everett Holiday Inn, 3105 Pine St., Everett; free (sno-kingstampclub.freehostia.com/AnnualShow.htm).
Northwest Seaport Chantey Sing
FRI Valentine’s Day edition singalong songs to celebrate the sea, ships, sailors, featuring songs of love, aboard the historic steam ferry Virginia V, 8 p.m. Friday, Center for Wooden Boats, 1010 Valley St., Seattle; free (206-447-9800 or nwseaport.org).
EMP Celebrates Black History Month
FRI 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.; performance by Northwest Tap Connection, discussion on transformative power of dance in urban communities, 1 p.m. Saturday, EMP Museum, 325 Fifth Ave. N., Seattle; $14-$22 (206-770-2700 or empmuseum.org).
Meeker Mansion Valentine Tea
SAT Victorian tea and tour, 1:30 p.m. Saturday, Meeker Mansion, 312 Spring St., Puyallup; $12 by reservation (253-848-1770 or meekermansion.org).
Valentine’s Day/Presidents Day
SAT, MON Create Valentine’s cards, learn some rhythm and rhyming, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday; kid-sized American history and dream about what you would do if you were President, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday, Seattle Children’s Museum, Seattle Center Armory, Seattle; $7.25-$8.25 (206-441-1768 or thechildrensmuseum.org).
NW Scale Modelers Show
SAT-SUN Display of hundreds of detailed scale models of all types, modeling seminars, make-and-take activities for families, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, Museum of Flight, 9404 E. Marginal Way S., Seattle; $12-$20 (206-764-5720 or museumofflight.org).
Educator and Family Day
MON Art making, tours of Funky Turns 40 exhibit, special performance, previews of educational materials, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Monday, Northwest African American Museum, 2300 S. Massachusetts St., Seattle; free (206-518-6000 or naamnw.org/event/presidents-day-program-educator-and-family-day).
Pompeii: The Exhibition
ONGOING Exhibit to experience Pompeii before and after the epic eruption 2,000 years ago when it was buried beneath layers of volcanic ash left by the eruption of Mount Vesuvius, hidden until its rediscovery over 250 years ago, daily through May 25, Pacific Science Center, 200 Second Ave. N, Seattle; $17-$32 by timed entry, reservations suggested (800-664-8775 or pacificsciencecenter.org).
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, armor, and royal gowns, with information and activities on the how they were created, through Oct. 4, entrance by timed ticket, EMP Museum, 325 Fifth Ave. N., Seattle; $23-$29 (206-770-2702 or empmuseum.org).
First Flight: A Mother Hummingbird’s Story
FRI Movie on the life of hummingbirds, for all ages, 7 p.m. Friday, Northwest Stream Center, 600 128th St. S.E., McCollum Park, Everett; free, reservations required (425-316-8592).
SAT Bring your sweetheart or friend and join a park ranger on a hike to celebrate Valentine’s Day, learn about native animal pairs, noon Saturday, Lewis Creek Park and Visitor Center, 5808 Lakemont Blvd. S.E., Bellevue; free (425-452-4195).
Planetarium Valentine’s Day Show
SAT Professional astronomer Dave Fong tells tales of love through ancient lore depicted in the starry sky; if the sky is clear, astronomers will be on hand with telescopes, 7 p.m. Saturday, Edwin E. Ritchie Observatory, 11299 Arrow Point Dr. N.E., Battle Point Park, Bainbridge Island; $2 (206-842-9152 or bpastro.org).
Wildlife Stories and Crafts
SAT-SUN Discover the secret lives of wild animals in the watershed through stories and crafts, children of all ages with adult welcome, 1:30 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, Cedar River Watershed Education Center, 19901 Cedar Falls Rd. S.E., North Bend; free, registration recommended. (206-733-9421 or brownpapertickets.com/event/993535).
National Parks Free Entrance Days
SAT-MON Free entrance to National Parks, Presidents Day weekend, Saturday-Monday, including Mount Rainier National Park (nps.gov/findapark/feefreeparks.htm).
SUN Walk featuring the Witt Winter Garden collection display of early bloomers and colorful barks, 1 p.m. Sunday, Graham Visitors Center, 2300 Arboretum Drive E., Washington Park Arboretum, 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).
Bats of Bellevue
PLAN AHEAD Lean about local bats and how they contribute to a healthy ecosystem, all ages welcome, 10 a.m. Feb. 20, Lake Hills Greenbelt, 15416 S.E. 16th St., Bellevue; free, preregistration required (425-452-6993 or bellevuewa.gov/lake_hills_greenbelt.htm).
Discovery Park History: The Early Years
PLAN AHEAD Explore the time before the area was a park or a fort, for adults and ages 12 and older, 2 p.m. Feb. 21, Discovery Park, 3801 W. Government Way, Seattle; free, preregistration required (206-386-4236 or seattle.gov/parks).
Music at Third Place
FRI-SAT Miss Rose & Her Rhythm Percolators vintage jazz, 7:30 p.m. Friday; Sound of Swing Big Band, 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Third Place Commons, 17171 Bothell Way N.E., Lake Forest Park; free (thirdplacecommons.org).
Total Experience Gospel Choir
SAT Performance celebrating Black History Month, 2 p.m. Saturday, Third Place Commons, 17171 Bothell Way N.E., Lake Forest Park; free (206-366-3302 or thirdplacecommons.org).
SUN Love songs from around the world, 2 p.m. Sunday, Seattle Central Library, 1000 Fourth Ave., Seattle (206-386-4636).
Puget Sound Traditional Jazz Society
SUN Dixieland jazz for listening and dancing with Ain’t No Heaven Seven, 1 p.m. Sunday, Ballard Elks Club, 6411 Seaview Ave. N.W., Seattle; $15 (pstjs.org/pstjsevents.html).
Love ’em or Leave ’em Valentine’s Day Dash
SAT 5K run/walk benefiting the Green Lake Chamber of Commerce, run as an individual or part of a two person team, costume contest, beer/mimosa garden, race numbers that allow you to select Single, Taken or It’s Complicated, 9:30 a.m. Saturday, Green Lake Park, 7201 E. Green Lake Drive N., Seattle; $40-$45 (206-729-9972 or valentinesdaydash.com).
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; free (206-639-8813 or lccommunitycenter.org/event/flea-market/?instance_id=44944).
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 well-stocked 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. Saturday and Feb. 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 summit; $10-$25 suggested donation; reservation office hours 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Thursdays through Saturdays (425-434-6111).
Big Four Mountain Snowshoe Walk
SAT Five-hour snowshoe hike for ages 16 and older, no experience required, snowshoes provided, 8:30 a.m. Saturday, Verlot Public Service Center, 33515 Mountain Loop Highway, Granite Falls; $20 suggested donation, reservations required (360-436-1155).
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, Skykomish Ranger District Forest Service Guard Station, Hwy. 2, Skykomish; $10-$15 suggested donation, reservations required (360-677-2414 or fs.usda.gov/mbs).
Ranger-guided snowshoe walks, Mount Rainier
SAT-MON 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, Tahoma Woods, Star Route, Mount Rainier; $5 donation per person, sign up an hour before each event (360-569-6575 or 360-569-2211 or nps.gov/mora).
Mt. Baker Ranger District Snowshoe Walk
PLAN AHEAD Ranger guided 2 to 3 hour walk, 10 a.m. Feb. 20, Glacier Public Service Center, Mt. Baker Highway 542, Glacier; $10-$15, reservations required (360-599-9572).
World Radio Day Broadcast
FRI 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. Friday, Seattle Central Library, 1000 Fourth Ave., Seattle; free (206-386-4636).
Valentine’s Day Great Wheel Special
SAT Private cabin for two, photobooth photo, two glasses of Champagne, Saturday, Seattle Great Wheel, 1301 Alaskan Way, Seattle; $59.95 by reservation (206-623-8607 or seattlegreatwheel.com).
George Washington Memorial Ceremony
MON Local historian speaker Junius Rochester, 10 a.m. Monday, LDS Institute, 3925 15th Ave. N.E., Seattle; 106th annual wreath laying ceremony at the George Washington Statue, 11:30 a.m. Monday, UW Campus, Seattle; free (206-323-0600).
SAT Legendary Silk Road, 10 a.m. Saturday; Italy Travel Day, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Feb. 21, Savvy Traveler, 112 Fifth Ave. S., Edmonds; free, preregistration required (425-744-6076 or savvytravelstore.com).
SAT-SUN Help restore urban forests, 10 a.m.-noon Saturday, Juanita Beach Park; 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Sunday, Everest Park, Kirkland; preregister (greenkirkland.org).
Sean-nos NW Traditional Irish Festival
SAT-SUN Workshops on traditional Irish singing, dancing, language, music, culture, Saturday-Sunday, Evergreen State College, 2700 Evergreen Parkway N.W., Olympia; $45-$110 (seannos.org).
National Anthropology Day at the UW
FEB. 19 Workshops on anthropology, including social activism, education, birth and reproduction, the history of African Americans in anthropology, activities for kids, all welcome, 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Feb. 19, Denny Hall, University of Washington, Seattle; free (facebook.com/events/670635163063412/?ref=3&ref_newsfeed_story_type=regular).