A detailed, categorized calendar of events all over Seattle and Western Washington, February 27-March 5, 2015.

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Animal events

Anniversary Adoption Event

SAT Shelter celebrates 25th anniversary with $25 adoption fee for dogs and cats, noon-6 p.m. Saturday, Homeward Pet Adoption Center, 13132 N.E. 177th Place, Woodinville (425-488-4444 or homewardpet.org).


Jubilee Women’s Center Mardi Gras Party

FRI Cajun food, local beer and wine, carnival style games, silent auction to benefit the women of Jubilee who are working to rebuild their lives, 7 p.m. Friday, Within Sodo, 2916 Utah Ave. S., Seattle; $60 (jwcenter.org/events).

Harleys & Hops

FRI Meet brewers from 10 local craft breweries and taste their recent releases among an array of new Harleys, food available, hand rolled cigars, live music; proceeds benefit Housing Hope, 7-10 p.m. Friday, Emerald City Harley-Davidson, 5711 188th St. S.W., Lynnwood; $25 (housinghope.org/harleysandhops.html).

Northwest Cellars Fundraiser for Seattle Beagle Rescue

SAT Wine tasting and sale, appetizers, dogs welcome, 1 p.m. Saturday, Northwest Cellars Tasting Room, 11909 124th Ave. N.E., Kirkland; $20-$25 (425-868-8795 or northwestcellars.com/events/event-sign-up.html).

Ales For Tails Brewer’s Dinner and Tasting Event

SAT Meal paired with beer and ales by Bainbridge Brewery.to benefit West Sound Wildlife Shelter, 6 p.m. Saturday, IslandWood, 4450 Blakely Ave. N.E., Bainbridge Island; $100 (206-855-9057 or westsoundwildlife.org/ales/ales4tails_reg.html).

Seattle Children’s Shave For the Brave

WED Raise money, get bald to fund childhood cancer research at St. Baldrick’s Shave for the Brave, 4 p.m. Wednesday, Seattle Children’s Hospital, 4800 Sand Point Way NE, Seattle (stbaldricks.org/events/SeattleChildrensHospital).

Invest in Youth Breakfast

WED Keynote speaker Penny LeGate, proceeds benefit Youth Eastside Services Lifeline Fund, 7:30 a.m. Wednesday, Hyatt Regency Bellevue, 900 Bellevue Way N.E., Bellevue; $150 minimum donation (bit.ly/2015breakfast).

Prescription Laughter Luncheon

MARCH 5 Luncheon celebrates our campers and their families with speakers and tribute to Camp Korey programs, 11:30 a.m. March 5, Bellevue Hilton, Bellevue; donation requested (425-844-3100 or campkorey.org/luncheon).


S.L.O.W. ride to Seattle Bike Show

SAT Cascade Bicycle Club Senior Ladies On Wheels (S.L.O.W.) 5 mile, easy pace ride to Seattle Bike Show, all riders welcome, 11 a.m. Saturday, Northwest African American Museum, 2300 S. Massachusetts St., Seattle; bike show admission $10 (cascade.org/node/20244).

Seattle Bike Show

SAT-SUN Interactive events and the latest gear, classic bikes, bike parking corral, 10 a.m.- 5 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday, CenturyLink Field Event Center, 800 Occidental Ave. S., Seattle; $10, ages 17 and younger free (206-818-4653 or seattlebikeshow.com).


Discover birds of Lake Hills Greenbelt

SAT Birder Hugh Jennings leads walk to explore wetland waterfowl, native songbirds and woodland edge woodpeckers, bring binoculars if you have them, 8:30 a.m. Saturday, Master Gardener Demonstration Garden, 15416 S.E. 16th St., Bellevue; free (425-452-6993 or myparksandrecreation.com).

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).

Black, White, and Grey: Crows, Seagulls, and Pigeons

SUN Learn about common birds that live in the city, for all ages, 2 p.m. Sunday, Mercer Slough Environmental Education Center, 1625 118th Ave. S.E., Bellevue; free (425-452-2565 or bellevuewa.gov/mseec.htm).

Blue Heron Wallk

PLAN AHEAD Eastside Audubon Society provides scopes for viewing herons, 11 a.m.-noon March 6, Kenmore Park and Ride, 7346 N.E. Bothell Way, Kenmore; presentation on herons, noon, Kenmore Fire Station; free (eastsideaudubon.org/calendar/2015-03-calendar-items/great-blue-heron-viewing-in-kenmore).


Hayloft Country Dance

FRI Beginning dance lesson, 7:30 p.m., intermediate 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).

Ballroom Dance Party

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

SUN Dance for children ages 10 and younger and their families, live music, all dances taught, no experience needed, 3 p.m. Sunday, Phinney Neighborhood Center, 6532 Phinney Ave. N., Seattle; $5-$18 (206-330-7408 or seattledance.org/family).


Seattle Golf & Travel Show

FRI-SUN Golf and travel exhibits and vendors, travel destinations, manufacturer’s representatives and demonstrators, golf equipment try outs, contests, free golf, instruction and information, discounts on golf packages, noon-6 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday, CenturyLink Field Event Center, 800 Occidental Ave. S., Seattle; $14, ages 17 and younger free (seattlegolfshow.com).

Edison Chicken Parade

SAT People in chicken costumes, chickens in costumes, roller-skating, children and pets, noon Saturday, Cains Court, downtown Edison (facebook.com/pages/Edison-Bird-Festival/244573838933408?directed_target_id=0).

Kent Kids’ Arts Day

PLAN AHEAD Hands-on art projects lead by professional artists for kids age 13 and younger, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. March 7, Kent Commons, 525 Fourth Ave. N., Kent; $10 (253-856-5050 or kentwa.gov/arts/youth/).

Penn Cove MusselFest

PLAN AHEAD Cooking demonstrations, entertainment, chowder tasting competition, beer garden, mussel farm boat tours, mussel eating competition, kids’ activities, art walk, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. March 7-8, Coupeville, Whidbey Island (360-678-5434 or thepenncovemusselfestival.com).

Food events

Pike Place Market Atrium Kitchen

SAT Cooking demonstration with Heong Soon Park of Tray Kitchen, noon Saturday, Pike Place Market Atrium Kitchen, First Avenue and Pike Street, Seattle; free (pikeplacemarket.org).

PNA Wine Taste

SAT Ten tastes of wine, appetizers, jazz, 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Phinney Neighborhood Center, 6532 Phinney Ave. N., Seattle; $25-$30, $10/designated driver (206-783-2244 or phinneycenter.org/wine/index.html).

Swedish Pancake Breakfast

SUN Live music, dancing, Swedish pancakes with lingonberries, ham, 8 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Sunday, Swedish Club, 1920 Dexter Ave. N., Seattle; $5-$9 (206-283-1090 or swedishclubnw.org).

Tacoma Buddhist Temple Sukiyaki Dinner

SUN Sukiyaki made to order, teriyaki chicken, beef kebabs, mochi cupcakes, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. or while supplies last Sunday, Tacoma Buddhist Temple, 1717 S. Fawcett Ave., Tacoma; $1-$12 (253-627-1417 or tacomabt.org).

Irish Soda Bread Contest

PLAN AHEAD Deliver entries 12:30-1:30 p.m., judging 2 p.m. March 7, T.S. McHugh’s Irish Pub & Restaurant, 21 Mercer St., Seattle (206-321-4576 or irishclub.org/irish-week).


Rose Pruning Demonstration

SAT Annual rose pruning demonstration by Seattle Rose Society at the city’s largest rose garden, learn about growing roses, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, Woodland Park Rose Garden, North 50th Street and Fremont Avenue North, Seattle; free (seattlerosesociety.org/).


SAT Pruning demonstrations and garden design consultations, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Sky Nursery, 18528 Aurora Ave. N., Shoreline; free (206-546-4851 or skynursery.com).


ONGOING Some daffodil fields in bloom, updated bloom information on website; display garden, gift store, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Mondays-Saturdays, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Sundays in March, 15867 Beaver Marsh Road, Mount Vernon (360-424-8531 or tulips.com).


Sewing and Stitchery Expo

FRI-SAT Seminars, style shows, sewing fabrics, notions, specialty yarns, threads, patterns, books, 400 vendors, 8:30 a.m.-6 p.m. Friday, 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Washington State Fair Events Center, 110 Ninth Ave. S.W., Puyallup; $12-$14 (253-841-5045 or sewexpo.com).

Green River Glass Show & Sale

SAT 200 tables of glassware, jewelry, china, pottery and collectibles from early to mid-20th century for sale by 35 vendors, glass repair available, free glass ID, two piece limit; admission proceeds benefit local charities, 9 a.m. Saturday, Kent Commons, 525 Fourth Ave. N., Kent; $3 (253-856-5000 or kentwa.gov/tradeshows/).

Museum events

Polar Science Weekend

FRI-SUN New exhibit “Investigating Arctic Ice Melt” opens Friday; Polar Science activities, demonstrations, exhibits, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, Pacific Science Center, 200 Second Ave. N, Seattle; $11.50-$19.50 (206-443-2001 or pacificsciencecenter.org).

SAM Community Day Festival

SAT Celebrating the creativity and beauty of Native American art, culture, music and dance with live music, art activities, tours, workshops, storytelling, performances, for all ages; free museum admission and free access to the first 500 guests to special exhibit “indigenous Beauty: Masterworks of American Indian Art from the Diker Collection,” 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, Seattle Art Museum, 1300 First Ave., Seattle (206-654-3100 or seattleartmuseum.org).

Maker Days: Stop-Motion Animation

SAT Bezos Center for Innovation event to tinker, experiment and create alongside experienced makers, Animate a Movie with Clay Animation Network, 11 a.m. Saturday, Museum of History & Industry, 860 Terry Ave N., Seattle; $14-$17, ages 14 and younger free (206-324-1126 or mohai.org).

Tooth Fairy Day

SAT Meet Dental Assistants, 11 a.m.-1 p.m., healthy mouth information, visit from the Tooth Fairy, story times, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, Seattle Children’s Museum, Seattle Center Armory, Seattle; $7.25-$8.25 (206-441-1768 or thechildrensmuseum.org/tooth-fairy-day).

Powering Imagination: Electric Flight Symposium

SAT Talks and displays on electric-powered flight and development of sustainable technologies for the future of aviation, featuring Erik Lindbergh, CEO of Powering Imagination and grandson of Charles Lindbergh; 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, Museum of Flight, 9404 E. Marginal Way S., Seattle; $12-$20 (206-764-5720 or museumofflight.org).

Global Heat: Hip Hop, Soul music and dance

SAT Black History Month all-ages performance celebrating hip-hop, music and spoken word, 1 p.m. Saturday, Renton History Museum, 235 Mill Ave. S., Renton; $1-$3 (425-255-2330 or rentonwa.gov/living/default.aspx?id=1332).

Discover E-Day

SAT National Engineers Discover “E” Day event to engage young people in science technology engineering and mathematics (STEM) learning and inspire them to future careers in those fields, 10 a.m. Saturday, Naval Undersea Museum, 1 Garnett Way, Keyport; free (360-396-5547 or facebook.com/events/1024298424251326/?ref=22).

Belonging: Before & After the Immigration Act of 1965

MARCH 5 opening night reception of the latest New Dialogues Initiatives exhibit with performances, 7 p.m. March 5, Wing Luke Museum of the Asian Pacific American Experience, 719 S. King St., Seattle (wingluke.org).

First Thursday, Asian Art Museum

MARCH 5 Free museum admission, 10 a.m.-9 p.m. March 5, Seattle Asian Art Museum, 1400 E. Prospect St., Seattle (206-654-3100 or seattlartmuseum.org).

First Thursday, The Burke

MARCH 5 Free admission and extended hours, 10 a.m.-8 p.m. March 5, Burke Museum of Natural History and Culture, University of Washington, 17th Avenue Northeast and Northeast 45 Street, Seattle (206-543-5590 or burkemuseum.org).

First Thursday, MOHAI

MARCH 5 Free admission, 10 a.m.-8 p.m. March 5, Museum of History & Industry, 860 Terry Ave. N., Seattle (206-324-1126 or mohai.org).

First Thursday, Museum of Flight

MARCH 5 Free admission, 5-9 p.m. March 5, Museum of Flight, 9404 E. Marginal Way S., Seattle (206-764-5700 or museumofflight.org).

First Thursday, NAAM

MARCH 5 Free admission, 11 a.m.-7 p.m. March 5, Northwest African American Museum, 2300 S. Massachusetts St., Seattle (206-518-6000 or naam.org).

First Thursday, Nordic Heritage Museum

MARCH 5 Free admission, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. March 5, Nordic Heritage Museum, 3014 N.W. 67th St., Seattle (206-789-5707 or nordicmuseum.org).

First Thursday, SAM

MARCH 5 Free admission, reduced surcharge on special exhibitions, tours, music, 10 a.m.-9 p.m. March 5, Seattle Art Museum, 1300 First Ave., Seattle (206-654-3100 or seattleartmuseum.org).

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 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).

Dinosaurs at the Burke

PLAN AHEAD Lecture on researching dinosaurs, 7 p.m. March 6, Kane Hall, free, preregister; Dino Day exhibits and activities including first display of Burke paleontologists’ latest find, the 10-foot-long legs of the duck-billed dino Edmontosaurus; Dino Dig Pit, talk to museum paleontologists about their expeditions around the world, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. March 7, Burke Museum of Natural History and Culture, University of Washington, Seattle; $7.50-$10 (206-543-5590 or burkemuseum.org).

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, 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

Night Hike

FRI Learn about the nocturnal species on walk in the woods after dark, bring a flashlight or headlamp, for ages 5 and older, 7:30 p.m. Friday, Lewis Creek Park and Visitor Center, 5808 Lakemont Blvd. S.E., Bellevue; $2-$3 (425-452-4195).

Owl Prowl

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

Wildlife Stories and Crafts

SAT-SUN Discover the 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).

Seattle Japanese Garden First Viewing

SUN Season opening day with Shinto blessing, 11 a.m.; 45 minute tours at noon, 1 and 2 p.m. Sunday; 3.5 acre formal garden open 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesdays-Sundays in March, 10 a.m.-7 p.m. daily May 30-Sept. 20, 1075 Lake Washington Blvd., Seattle; $4-$6 (206-684-4725 or seattlejapanesegarden.org).

Arboretum walk

SUN Walk to learn about Arboretum plants, 1 p.m. Sunday, Graham Visitor Center, 2300 Arboretum Dr. East, Seattle; free (253-588-1222 or uwbotanicgardens.org).


Music at Third Place

FRI-SAT Scott Cossu Trio jazz, 7:30 p.m. Friday; Commander Mojo & The Horns of Discontent, 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Third Place Commons, 17171 Bothell Way N.E., Lake Forest Park; free (thirdplacecommons.org).

St. David’s Day Celebration and Concert

SAT Puget Sound Welsh Association celebration of the patron saint of Wales with concert and Te Bach (Welsh Tea), 2 p.m. Saturday, Lake City Presbyterian Church, 3841 N.E. 123rd St., Seattle; free, donations appreciated (pugetsoundwelsh.org/pswa_event.html).

Seattle Jazz Vespers

SUN Informal, all ages concert with Lance Buller and the Roadstars’ Jazz Band, 6 p.m. Sunday, Seattle First Baptist Church, 1111 Harvard Ave., Seattle; free, donations for musicians collected (seattlejazzvespers.org).


Hot Chocolate 15K/5K

SUN Race and chocolate goody bag, 7:35 a.m. Sunday, Seattle Center, Seattle; $49-$74 (atnd.it/15601-0).


Ballinger Treasures Indoor Flea Market

SAT Indoor sale with a variety of vendors to support senior center programs; 9 a.m.-4 p.m.; all-you-can-eat pancake breakfast, 8-10 a.m. Saturday, Mountlake Terrace Senior Center, 23000 Ballinger Way, Mountlake Terrace (425-672-2407 or mltseniorcenter.net).

Antiques & Great Finds Sale

SAT-SUN Vendors selling second hand goods, reclaimed furniture, vintage jewelry, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, Swedish Club, 1920 Dexter Ave. N., Seattle; $1 donation requested (206-283-1090 or swedishclubnw.org).

Kitsap Antique Show

SAT-SUN Fundraiser for Kitsap County Historical Society and Puget Sound Genealogical Society, 40 antique dealers, professional oral appraisals available for $5/item of antiques and collectibles: toys, timepieces, Native American, dolls, books, china, glassware, silver, furniture, jewelry, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday, Kitsap County Fairgrounds, 1200 N.W. Fairgrounds Road, Bremerton; $6 (360-479-6226 or antiqueshowkitsap.com).

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. Saturday and 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; $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, 11 miles east of Granite Falls, Granite Falls; $20 suggested donation, reservations required (360-436-1155).

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, 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).

Mt. Baker Ranger District Snowshoe Walk

SUN Ranger guided 2 to 3 hour walk, 10 a.m. Sunday, Glacier Public Service Center, Mt. Baker Highway 542, Glacier; $10-$15, reservations required (360-599-9572).

Special interest

Meet the Mangroves

SAT Information on the Mangrove Action Project (MAP) a local and international conservation nonprofit, learn about mangroves tropical forest ecosystem that forms the roots of the sea, 3 p.m. Saturday, Fremont Library, 731 N. 35th St., Seattle (facebook.com/events/737105023076434/).

Travel events

Walking Adventures preview

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

Travel seminars

SAT Regions of Argentina, 10 a.m.; Tanzania, 1 p.m. Saturday, Savvy Traveler, 112 Fifth Ave. S., Edmonds; free, preregistration required (425-744-6076 or savvytravelstore.com).


Green Kirkland

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