A detailed, categorized calendar of events all over Seattle and Western Washington, Feb. 20-26, 2015.

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Animal events

Seattle Aquarium Octopus Week

FRI-SUN Octopus feedings and talks, kids’ activities, varying times 9:30-5 p.m. Friday-Sunday; divers swim with an octopus in the Window on Washington Waters exhibit, noon Friday-Saturday; live octopus release under the Aquarium with video fees, noon Sunday; Seattle Aquarium, 1483 Alaskan Way, Pier 59, Seattle; $14.95-$21.95 (206-386-4300 or seattleaquarium.org).

“Acatemy” Awards

FRI-SUN Adoption fees waived on black and white cats 1 year and older to celebrate the Academy Awards, 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Friday-Saturday, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Sunday, Seattle Humane Society, 13212 S.E. Eastgate Way, Bellevue (425-649-7563 or seattlehumane.org).


North Helpline Spaghetti Dinner

FRI Spaghetti, raffle, games sponsored by Lake City Lions Club & North Seattle Chamber of Commerce, 5-8 p.m. Friday, Lake City Community Center, 12531 28th Ave. N.E., Seattle; $5-$10 (206-367-3477 or northhelpline.org).

Swim Bike Run for Habitat

FRI-SUN Teams or individuals swim for up to 45 minutes, bike up to 10K and run to 5K using the swim spa, stationary bike and treadmill at the Seattle Home Show to benefit Habitat for Humanity, Friday-Sunday, CenturyLink Field Event Center, 800 Occidental Ave. S., Seattle; by donation, preregister (aquaquip.com/swimbikerun).

Shoreline Chamber of Commerce Dinner Auction

SAT Auction, “TheatreSports” Improv to support Chamber programs, 5:30 p.m. Saturday, Shoreline Center, 18560 First Ave. N.E., Shoreline; $50 (206-361-2260 or shorelinechamberofcommerce.wildapricot.org/2015-Auction).

Third Place Commons Community Breakfast

FEB. 26 Breakfast to support community gathering place, 7 a.m. Feb. 26, Third Place Commons, 17171 Bothell Way N.E., Lake Forest Park; $45 (thirdplacecommons.org).

Jubilee Women’s Center Mardi Gras Party

PLAN AHEAD Party to benefit the women of Jubilee who are working to rebuild their lives, Cajun-inspired fare, local beer and wine, games, silent auction, 7 p.m. Feb. 27, Within Sodo, 2916 Utah Ave. S., Seattle; $60 (jwcenter.org/events).

Ales For Tails Brewer’s Dinner and Tasting

PLAN AHEAD Meal paired with beer and ales to benefit West Sound Wildlife Shelter, 6 p.m. Feb. 28, IslandWood, Bainbridge Island; $100 (206-855-9057 or westsoundwildlife.org/ales/ales4tails_reg.html).

H’Arts Auction

PLAN AHEAD Auction of 300 works of art, proceeds benefit Schack Art Center education programs, 5 p.m. Feb. 28, Xfinity Arena, 2000 Hewitt Ave., Everett; $95-$120 (425-259-5050 or schack.org/events).


Chilly Hilly

SUN Kicking off cycling season with 33-mile route around Bainbridge Island, course open 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Sunday, day of ride packet pickup and day-of-ride registration, 7-10:30 a.m. Sunday, Pyramid Brewing, 1201 First Ave. S. Seattle, $40 includes round-trip ferry fare; or B.I. Cycle Show, 124 Bjune Dr. S. E., Winslow, $30, ferry fare not included; finish line festival, Battlepoint Park, Bainbridge (cascade.org).

Seattle Bike Show

PLAN AHEAD Interactive events and the latest gear, classic bikes, a dirt zone, 10 a.m.- 5 p.m. Feb. 28, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. March 1, CenturyLink Field Event Center, Seattle; $10, ages 17 and younger free (seattlebikeshow.com).


Intro to Brightwater Birds

SAT Adult birding workshop and walk, for ages 18 and older or ages 14-18 with adult, 9 a.m. Saturday, Brightwater Education & Community Center, 22505 State Route 9 S.E., Woodinville; free, preregistration required (206-263-8862 or islandwood.org/event/intro-brightwater-birds).

Port Susan Snow Goose & Birding Festival

SAT-SUN Nature Conservancy bird watching tours, self-guided birding walks, speakers, educational activities for kids, art show, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, noon-4 p.m. Sunday, Stanwood (snowgoosefest.org).


Skandia dance

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).

Ballroom Dance Party

FRI Dance lesson, 8:30 p.m., traditional and current dance music for all ages, 9:15 p.m. Friday, DanceWorks Studio, 16641 Redmond Way, Redmond; $12/lesson and dance, $10/dance only (425-869-7595 or danceworksstudio.com).

Saturday Night Fever

SAT Hustle lesson, 8 p.m., social dancing to “old school” disco music, 9 p.m. Saturday, Verve Ballroom, 19820 40th Ave. W., Lynnwood; $10 (verveballroom.com).

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).


Seattle Home Show

FRI-SUN 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; 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, CenturyLink Field Event Center, 800 Occidental Ave. S., Seattle; $3-$12 (425-467-0960 or SeattleHomeShow.com).

Lunar New Year Celebration Year of the Sheep

SAT Cultural activities and games, entertainment including Lion and Dragon dances, Taiko drumming, martial arts and Children’s Costume Parade and Contest, Food Walk $2 tasting menu at location restaurants, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Hing Hay Park, 409 Maynard Ave. S., and surrounding neighborhood, Seattle (cidbia.org).

Bike and Pike

SAT Pizza, coffee, beer, bicycles, converse one-on-one with some of Seattle’s cycling gurus, showcase of local businesses, silent auction to benefit Food Lifeline, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, R+E Cycles, 5627 University Way N.E., Seattle; free (206-527-4822 or rodbikes.com/articles/ads/bike_and_pike_2015.html).

Lunar New Year Celebration, The Bellevue Collection

SAT The Bellevue Collection, Seattle Chinese Culture and Arts Association, Taiwan Benevolent Association of America host cultural demonstrations including martial arts, music, dance, visual arts, activities for all ages, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday, Center Court, Bellevue Square, Bellevue (bellevuecollection.com/lunarnewyear).

Lunar New Year Celebration

SAT Lion Dance parade, 11 a.m., south atrium; entertainment including Chinese Opera Club, folk song and dance, children’s activities, 11:30 a.m.-4 p.m.; traditional Chinese costume fashion show, 4 p.m. Saturday, Macy’s Court, Westfield Southcenter, 633 Southcenter Parkway, Tukwila (westfield.com/Southcenter).

Tet Festival Vietnamese Lunar New Year

SAT-SUN Opening with traditional lion dance, drums and firecrackers, arts and crafts vendors and activities, cooking demonstrations, food vendors, entertainment, martial arts, Miss Vietnam Washington Pageant, children’s activities, health fair, Li Xi (Lucky Money) giveaways, 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, Seattle Center Armory and Fisher Pavilion, Seattle Center, Seattle (206-684-7200 or seattlecenter.com/festal).

One Love Wedding Showcase

SUN Planning party to celebrate all couples in love with 100 wedding experts with goods and services for planning a future together, wedding details, legal and financial support, real estate, with Style Lounge, giveaways, noon-5 p.m. Sunday, Seattle Marriott Waterfront Hotel, 2100 Alaskan Way, Seattle (oneloveseattle.com).

Seattle Golf & Travel Show

PLAN AHEAD Consumer golf and travel event with over exhibitors, travel destinations, manufacturer’s representatives and demonstrators, golf equipment try outs, golf travel destinations, free golf, instruction and information, noon-6 p.m. Feb. 27, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Feb. 28, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. March 1, CenturyLink Field Event Center, Seattle; $14, ages 17 and younger free (seattlegolfshow.com).

Food events

Irish soda bread cooking class

SAT Adults learn the art of making traditional soda bread, 1 p.m. Saturday, St. Patrick’s Catholic Church and Hall, 2702 Broadway E., Seattle; $10, by reservation (206-321-4576 or irishclub.org/irish-week).

Pike Place Market Atrium Kitchen

SAT Winter cocktails and Spanish tapas cooking demonstration, noon Saturday, free; hands-on cooking class, Pie School, noon Sunday, $115, preregister; Pike Place Market Atrium Kitchen, First Avenue and Pike Street, Seattle (pikeplacemarket.org).

Pancake Breakfast

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).

Seattle Wine and Food Experience

SAT-SUN Showcase of Northwest wine and food, chef stage, beer and cider, Northwest Distillery Row, Top Pot Doughnut and Coffee Lounge, Northwest, California and International wines, gourmet bites; POP! Bubbles & Seafood kick off event, 6-9 p.m. Saturday, ages 21 and older only, $65; and noon-5 p.m. Sunday, $55-$125; Seattle Center Exhibition Hall, 299 Mercer St., Seattle (seattlewineandfoodexperience.com).

Bitter Lake Pancake Breakfast Fundraiser

SUN Scrambled eggs, sausage, juice, coffee, all-you-can-eat pancakes, proceeds benefit scholarships for center programs, 9 a.m.-noon Sunday, Bitter Lake Community Center, 13035 Linden Ave. N., Seattle; $5 ages 3 and younger free (206-684-7524 or seattle.gov/parks).

PNA Wine Taste

PLAN AHEAD Your choice of ten tastes of wine, appetizers, music, 7:30 p.m. Feb. 28, Phinney Neighborhood Center, 6532 Phinney Ave. N., Seattle; $25-$30, $10/designated driver (206-783-2244 or phinneycenter.org/wine/index.html).



SAT How to select and grow hellebores, 11 a.m. Saturday, Sky Nursery, 18528 Aurora Ave. N., Shoreline; free (206-546-4851 or skynursery.com).

The Beauty Of Hellebores

SAT Learn about new Hellebore varieties, 10 a.m. Saturday, Sunnyside Nursery, 3915 Sunnyside Blvd., Marysville; free (425-334-2002 or sunnysidenursery.net/classes.asp).

Fruits and Berries/Hellebores

SAT-SUN Growing fruits and berries in the Northwest garden, 1 p.m. Saturday; Hellebores growing tips, 11 a.m. Sunday, Swansons Nursery, 9701 15th Ave. N.W., Seattle; free (206-782-2543 or swansonsnursery.com).

Spring Awakening Stroll

SUN Walk through the gardens, mini-tours and refreshments, 2-4 p.m. Sunday, Dunn Gardens, 13533 Northshire Road N.W., Shoreline; free (206-362-0933 or dunngardens.org).


Winter Family Hiking Series- Little Si

SUN All-ages guided hike up Little Si, 4.7 miles round trip with moderate elevation gain, transportation provided, some gear available, 10 a.m. Sunday, Highland Community Center, 14224 Bellevue-Redmond Road, Bellevue; $5 (425-452-6883 or parksreg.bellevuewa.gov/Activities/ActivitiesDetails.asp?ProcessWait=N&aid=2172).


“The Little Rowboat That Could”

FRI Speaker Series, Seattleite Erden Eruc talks about the first solo circumnavigation by human power that he completed after five years in a 24’ plywood kit boat, 7 p.m. Friday, Center for Wooden Boats, 1010 Valley St., Seattle; free (206-382-2628 or cwb.org/calendar).

Catapult Challenge

SAT Engineer Week activity for youth ages 8 and older to design and test catapult for Ping-Pong ball, preregistration required; 1:30 p.m. Saturday, Green Lake Library, 7364 E. Green Lake Dr. N. (206-684-7547); 4 p.m. Saturday, Ballard Library, 5614 22nd Ave. N.W. (206-684-4089); 4 p.m. Feb. 26, High Point Library, 3411 S.W. Raymond St., Seattle (206-684-7454); free.

Robot Challenge

SAT Engineer Week Seattle Public Library activity, program a robot to navigate obstacle course, for youth ages 8 and older, preregistration required; 11 a.m. Saturday, Lake City Library, 12501 28th Ave. N.E. (206-684-7518); 1:30 p.m. Saturday, Greenwood Library, 8016 Greenwood Ave. N. (206-684-4086); 4 p.m. Saturday, Magnolia Library, 3801 34th Ave. W. (206-386-4225); 4:30 p.m. Monday, Northeast Library, 6801 35th Ave. N.E. (206-684-7539); 4 p.m. Feb. 26, West Seattle Library, 2306 42nd Ave. S.W. (206-684-7444); 2:30 p.m. March 1, Rainier Beach Library, 9125 Rainier Ave. S., Seattle (206-386-1906), free.

Unlimited Hydros Collectible Show

SAT Hydroplane buttons and apparel, Seafair Skipper pins, vintage race programs for sale or trade, 1-4 p.m. Saturday, Card Exchange, 14020 Aurora Ave. N., Seattle (206-440-5467).

Griots Car Care Seminar

SAT Hands on training and advice form car care specialist with products to care for your classic or daily driver, 9 a.m. Saturday, Wild About Cars Garage, 11200 Kirkland Way Kirkland; free (425-246-5222 or WildAboutCarsGarage.com).

Psychic Fair, Kirkland

SAT Readings by psychics, intuitive readers, body healer, vendors including art, jewelry, crystals, books, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, Baymont Inn at Totem Lake, 12223 N.E. 116th St., Kirkland; admission free, readings $10 and up (425-562-4777 or nwpsychicfair.com).

Gold, Gem & Mineral Show

SAT-SUN Special guest Melody Tallis from Discovery Channel series Gold Rush, learn to pan for gold or scan a rock/ore to see what’s in it, gold prospecting equipment, gemstones, minerals, and jewelry for sale, door prizes, silent auction, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, Evergreen State Fairgrounds, 14405 179th Ave. S.E., Monroe; $5, ages 13 and younger free (206-851-4033 or washingtonprospectors.org).

Antique Doll & Toy Market

SUN Antique and vintage dolls, teddy bears, toys, accessories, miniatures, doll repair by 50 vendors, 11 a.m.-4 p.m., free verbal appraisals after 1 p.m. Sunday, Red Lion Bellevue Inn, 11211 N.E. Main St., Bellevue; $7 (facebook.com/pages/Antique-Doll-Toy-Market/436495419823733).

Sewing and Stitchery Expo

FEB. 25-28 Seminars, style shows, everything for sewing: fabrics, notions, specialty yarns, threads, patterns, books, machine embroidery designs, home décor items from 400 vendors, 8:30 a.m.-6 p.m. Feb. 25-27, 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Feb. 28, Washington State Fair Event Center, Puyallup; $12-$14, fees and advance registration needed for some seminars (253-841-5045 or sewexpo.com).

Museum events

ToothApolooza & Free Friday Night Live

FRI Give Kids a Smile Day. 5:30-9 p.m.; visit the dentist at the Museum mini-exams, 6-8:30 p.m. Friday, Imagine Children’s Museum, 1502 Wall St., Everett; free (425-258-1006 or imaginecm.org/toothapolooza.html).

Field Sketching: Arctic Animals

SAT Learn tools for field sketching and painting using bones and specimens of arctic animals from the museum collection, 10 a.m. Saturday, Burke Museum of Natural History and Culture, University of Washington, Seattle; $60, preregister (206-616-6473 (burkemuseum.org/events/browse/field_sketching_arctic_animals).

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.; Black Collaboration: A Night of Music, Video and Conversation, 6 p.m. Saturday, EMP Museum, 325 Fifth Ave., Seattle; $14-$22 (206-770-2700 or empmuseum.org).

Duwamish Native Foods — Now & Then — Salmon Soup & Berry Cobbler

SUN Sharing the cultural and food traditions of Chief Seattle’s Duwamish Tribe, doors open noon, cultural program, 1-3 p.m., shared meal, 3-4 p.m. Sunday, Duwamish Longhouse & Cultural Center, 4705 W. Marginal Way S.W., Seattle; free, by reservation (206-431-1582 or brownpapertickets.com/event/1273292).

Raoul Wallenberg Dinner

FEB. 26 Annual dinner honoring the memory of Swedish diplomat Raoul Wallenberg, who intervened to help save thousands of Jews from deportation to concentration camps, 5 p.m. Feb. 26, Nordic Heritage Museum, Seattle; $55 (206-789-5707 or wallenbergdinner2015.eventbrite.com).

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, through May 25, Pacific Science Center, 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).

Paddle sports

Everett Rowing Association

SAT Guest speaker Al Erickson introduction to the art of rowing and its connections to generations of Washingtonians, 2 p.m. Saturday, Everett Library, 2702 Hoyt Ave., Everett; free (425-257-8000).

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, 860 Terry Ave. N., Seattle; first three practice sessions free (206-715-7066 or seattleflyingdragons.org).

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 kenmorewac.org).

Park events

Discovery Park History: The Early Years

SAT Explore the time before the area was a park or a fort, for adults and ages 12 and older, 2 p.m. Saturday, Discovery Park, 3801 W. Government Way, Seattle; free, preregistration required (206-386-4236 or seattle.gov/parks).

Owl Hoot

SAT Walk through the woods to look for owls, for ages 6 and older, 5 p.m. Saturday, Camp Long, 5200 35th Ave. S.W., Seattle; $5, reservations required (206-386-4237 or seattle.gov/parks).

Now You See Me, Now You Don’t

SAT Discover how animals disguise themselves and “disappear” into their environment using camouflage, 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).

Bat Hike

SAT Discover what types of bats live in the Mercer Slough, night hike to look and listen for bats and other nocturnal wildlife; bring a flashlight or a headlamp, 5 p.m. Saturday, Mercer Slough Environmental Education Center, 1625 118th Ave. S.E., Bellevue; free (425-452-2565 or bellevuewa.gov/mseec.htm).

Winter Weekends, Olympic Sculpture Park

SAT-SUN Kids’ Saturdays drop-in art activities and story times, Sunday Meetup inspiration and ideas; how water has shaped local history, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday with story time 11:30 a.m. and movie “Finding Nemo” at 1 p.m. Saturday; history and future of Seattle’s coastline and waterways, 1-4 p.m. Sunday; Olympic Sculpture Park, Broad Street and Elliott Avenue, Seattle; free, reservations required for Sunday event (seattleartmuseum.org/winter).

Living With Wildlife: Crows

SUN Find out why crows gather at Factoria Mall, what crows know and how we can get along together, for ages 8 and older, 1 p.m. Sunday, Lewis Creek Park and Visitor Center, 5808 Lakemont Blvd. S.E., Bellevue; free (425-452-4195).

Owl Prowl

PLAN AHEAD Search for owls in the woods, for ages 8 and older, 4:30 p.m. Feb. 28, Discovery Park, 3801 W. Government Way, Seattle; $5, reservations required (206-386-4237 or seattle.gov/parks).


Music at Third Place

FRI-SAT Market Street Dixieland Jazz Band, 7:30 p.m. Friday; Rainy City Riff Raff swing, 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Third Place Commons, 17171 Bothell Way N.E., Lake Forest Park; free (thirdplacecommons.org).

An African-American Odyssey

SAT Northwest Tap Connection all-ages dance company African-American history through song, dance and spoken word, 11 a.m. Saturday, Shorewood High School Auditorium, 17300 Fremont Ave. N., Shoreline; $8 (shorelinearts.net).

Extreme Bluegrass

SUN Concert, 2 p.m. Sunday, Everett Library, 2702 Hoyt Ave., Everett; free (425-257-8000).


Book sale, Black Diamond

SAT Used books, CDs, DVDs at bargain prices to benefit library programs, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, Black Diamond Library, 24301 Roberts Drive, Black Diamond (360-886-1105 or kcls.org).

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, 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. 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, 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 donation per person, sign up an hour before each event; $15/vehicle park entry fee (360-569-6575 or 360-569-2211 or nps.gov/mora).

Travel events

Gutsy Women

SAT Informal gathering to learn about travel experiences, 9 a.m. Saturday, Wide World Books & Maps, 4411 Wallingford Ave. N., Seattle; (206-634-3453 or wideworldtravelstore.com).

Italy Day

SAT Italy travel ideas, tours, destinations and tips; Northern and Central Italy, 10 a.m.; Southern Italy and Sicily, 11:30 a.m.; practical planning for trip to Italy, 1 p.m. Saturday, Savvy Traveler, 112 Fifth Ave. S., Edmonds; free (206-355-4173 or savvytravelerstore.com).

Walking Adventures preview

PLAN AHEAD Travel photography mini-seminar, 1 p.m.; 2016 tours presentation, 2-4 p.m., 1 p.m. Feb. 28, Mercer Island Community Center, 8236 S.E. 24th St., Mercer Island; free, by reservation (800-779-0353 or walkingadventures.com).


Green Kirkland

SAT Help restore urban forests, 10 a.m. Saturday, Everest Park, 500 Eighth St. S., Kirkland; preregister (greenkirkland.org).