A detailed, categorized calendar of events all over Seattle and Western Washington, March 6-12, 2015.

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Animal events

Spring into Adoption

FRI-SUN Adoption fees for pets 5 years and older 50 percent off 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Friday, 30 percent off 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Saturday, 20 percent off 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Sunday, Seattle Humane Society, 13212 S.E. Eastgate Way, Bellevue (425-649-7563 or seattlehumane.org).

All About Bears

SAT Presentation on bears in Washington by Washington State Dept. of Fish and Wildlife officers, accompanied by two Karelian bear dogs who help resolve bear/animal conflicts, 1 p.m. Saturday, Northwest Stream Center, 600 128th St. S.E., McCollum Park, Everett; $5-$7, by reservation (425-316-8592 or streamkeeper.org).

Seattle Kennel Club Dog Show

SAT-SUN More than 2,000 dogs compete for Best in Show, two all-breed shows, obedience, rally and agility demonstrations, Meet the Breed information, vendors, demonstrations including herding, dog dancing, Seattle Police Dept. K-9 units, 8 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, CenturyLink Field Event Center, 800 Occidental Ave. S., Seattle; $7-$14 (seattledogshow.org).


Grace Notes Gala

SAT Mardi Gras A Night on Bourbon Street fundraiser for Susan G. Komen Puget Sound with cocktails, dinner, auction, 6 p.m. Saturday, Fairmont Olympic Hotel, Seattle; $350 (206-633-0303 or komenpugetsound.org).

Hospitality House Spring Fling

SAT Dinner/auction benefits Hospitality House Shelter for Homeless Women in Burien, 6 p.m. Saturday, St. Francis of Assisi Unity Hall, 15216 21st Ave. S.W., Burien; $50 (206-242-1860 or hospitalityhousesouthking.org).

Childhaven Celebration Luncheon

WED Speaker Ashley Rhodes-Courter, author of “Three Little Words,” and stories and celebration of Childhaven’s work to help abused and neglected children, noon Wednesday, Washington State Convention Center, Seattle; suggested minimum donation $150 (childhaven.org/events/luncheon).

YWCA Bellevue Inspire Luncheon

MARCH 12 Keynote speaker actress Camryn Manheim, benefits YWCA programs for women and families, noon March 12, Meydenbauer Center, Bellevue; minimum $150 donation requested (206-490-4378 or ywcaworks.org/2015/luncheon/bellevue).

St. Patrick’s Dinner

MARCH 12 St. Patrick’s Day dinner fundraiser for Matt Talbot House program for the homeless, addicted and mentally ill, 6 p.m. March 12, F.X. McRory’s Steak, Chop & Oyster House, Seattle; $100 (206-256-9865 or mtcenter.org).

Pawsitive Futures

PLAN AHEAD Night out to benefit animals, raffles, dinner buffet, drinks, auction, 5:30 p.m. March 14, Swedish Club, 1920 Dexter Ave. N., Seattle; $60 (206-486-4738 or pawsitivealliance.org/pawsitive-futures.html).

Care for the Market Luncheon

PLAN AHEAD Keynote speaker former Gov. Chris Gregoire, proceeds support Pike Place Market Foundation charities, noon March 17, Sheraton Seattle Hotel, Seattle; $150 (206-774-5254 or pikeplacemarket.org/events).


Bike to Carkeek and Nordic Heritage Museum

FRI Cascade Bicycle Club 20-24 mile, leisurely paced ride with stop at Nordic Heritage Museum (admission $7-$8), snack stop, Carkeek Park; showers cancel, 10 a.m. Friday, Gas Works Park, 2101 N. Northlake Way, Seattle (cascade.org/node/20609).

McClinchy Mile Oso Strong Ride

PLAN AHEAD B.I.K.E.S. Club of Snohomish County memorial to communities affected by the Oso landslide, 34 and 56 mile routes including landslide area and local memorials, food stops, 8 a.m.-4 p.m. March 15, Haller Middle School, 600 E. First St., Arlington; $30-$35 (bikesclub.org/mcclinchy).


Blue Heron Walk

FRI Eastside Audubon Society provides scopes for viewing herons, 11 a.m.-noon, Kenmore Park and Ride, 7346 N.E. Bothell Way, Kenmore; presentation on herons, noon Friday, Kenmore Fire Station, free (eastsideaudubon.org).

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

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

Great Blue Herons

PLAN AHEAD Learn about herons and what we can do to ensure their continued survival, mile walk to large rookery near the park, for ages 8 and older, 10 a.m. March 14, Discovery Park, 3801 W. Government Way, Seattle; free, preregister (206-386-4237 or seattle.gov/parks).


Puget Sound Boat Show

FRI-SUN Northwest boat dealers with hundreds of boats, seminars, 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Friday-Saturday, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday, Tacoma Dome, 2727 E. D St., Tacoma; $12, ages 16 and younger free (253-756-2121 or pugetsoundboatshow.com/).


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).

Viennese Ball

PLAN AHEAD Formal black tie dinner and dance, 6 p.m. March 14, Nile Shrine Center and Golf Course, 6601 244th St. S.W., Mountlake Terrace; $85 (austriaclubwa.com).


Cry Holi

SAT Spring festival known as the festival of colors or festival of love, DJ music, dancing, food and color available, noon Saturday, Crossroads Park, 16000 N.E. 10th St., Bellevue; $15 tickets online or at venue, ages 12 and younger free (cryseattle.org/holi).

Kent Kids’ Arts Day

SAT Hands-on art projects lead by professional artists for kids age 13 and younger, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Kent Commons, 525 Fourth Ave. N., Kent; $10 (kentwa.gov/arts/youth).

Penn Cove MusselFest

SAT-SUN Cooking demonstrations, entertainment, chowder tasting competition, beer garden with steamed mussels, mussel farm boat tours, mussel eating competition, kids’ activities, art walk, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, Coupeville (360-678-5434 or thepenncovemusselfestival.com).

St. Patrick’s Day Parade/Irish Week Festival

PLAN AHEAD Parade, 12:30 p.m. March 14, downtown Seattle (irishclub.org/st-patricks-day-parade/); Irish music, singing, dancing, workshop, art exhibit, vendors, children’s activities, cultural exhibits, noon-6 p.m.; Irish Reels Film Festival, noon-5 p.m. March 14-15, Seattle Center Armory, Seattle (206-684-7200 or seattlecenter.com).

Food events

Downtown Issaquah Wine Walk

FRI Music, art happenings, local wines in tasting locations in Front Street shops and restaurants, all ages welcome, bring your own glass, 6 p.m. Friday, Hailstone Feed store, 232 Front St., Issaquah; $25-$30 (downtownissaquah.com).

Irish Soda Bread Contest

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

Pancake Breakfast, Crafts, Bake Sale

SAT Norwegian pancakes with strawberries, ham, juice, coffee or tea, live music, craft and bake sale, 7:30 a.m.-noon; folk dancing lessons for kids, 10 a.m. Saturday, Edmonds Masonic Center, 515 Dayton Ave., Edmonds; $8, ages 5 and younger free (425-712-9788 or EdmondsSonsOfNorway.weebly.com).

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).


Rose Pruning Demonstration

SAT Rose pruning demonstration hosted by the Seattle Rose Society, learn about rose care, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, Highline SeaTac Botanical Garden, 13735 24th Ave. South, SeaTac; free (seattlerosesociety.org).

Western Washington Fruit Research Foundation Winter Field Day

SAT Rootstock and grafting sales, historic orchard preservation, managing rabbits/voles, mason bee and pruning workshop, garden tour, 9 a.m. Saturday, WSU Northwestern Washington Research and Extension Center, 16650 State Route 530, Mount Vernon; $15/person or $30/family (nwfruit.org/winter-field-day).

Indoor Gardening Expo

SUN 120 international exhibitors, expert advice, gardening solutions, samples, door prize, noon-5 p.m. Sunday, Washington State Convention Center, 800 Convention Place, Seattle; $10, ages 11 and younger free (indoorgardenexpo.com).

Lecture by Ciscoe Morris

TUE Design Tips for an Environmentally Friendly Oh La La Garden, 7 p.m. Tuesday, Bellevue Botanical Garden, 12001 Main St., Bellevue; $5-$15 (425-889-2023 or bellevuebotanical.org).

March Edible Plant Sale

PLAN AHEAD Seattle Tilth sale of organically grown edible plant starts, compost, books and other gardening supplies, workshops, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. March 14, Pacific Market Center, 6100 Fourth Ave. S., Seattle (seattletilth.org).

March Mania Plant Sale

PLAN AHEAD Plants from specialty nurseries, proceeds support garden’s perennial border; 9 a.m.-4 p.m. March 14, Bellevue Botanical Garden, 12001 Main St., Bellevue (northwestperennialalliance.org).


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, 15867 Beaver Marsh Road, Mount Vernon (360-424-8531 or tulips.com).


PNA Science Fiction & Fantasy Book Exchange

SAT Trade gently used science fiction or fantasy novels, DVDs, magazines or purchase for $1-$2, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, Phinney Neighborhood Center, 6532 Phinney Ave. N., Seattle; free (206-783-2244 or phinneycenter.org/events/bookxchange.html).

Meeker Mansion Psychic Fair

SAT Discover your future or uncover your past, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, Meeker Mansion, 312 Spring St., Puyallup; $5 entrance fee, additional fees for readings (253-848-1770 or meekermansion.org).

PNW Coleman Collectors Displays

SAT Pacific Northwest Chapter of the International Coleman Collectors Club display of vintage Coleman items, assistance to get your old Coleman item working, 9:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Saturday, Best Western Plus, 8326 Quinault Drive N.E., Lacey; free (colemancollectorsforum.com).

Muzzle Loading Arms and Pioneer Craft Show

SAT-SUN Cascade Mountain Men host traditional muzzle loading firearms, supplies, parts and accessories, fur goods, period clothing, camping gear, Native American crafts, beadwork and beading materials, demonstrations including blacksmithing, wood carving, exhibits, traders in period dress, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Sunday, Evergreen State Fairgrounds, 14405 179th Ave. S.E., Monroe; $5, ages 12 and younger free (cascademountainmen.com).

Quilts Under Northwest Skies

PLAN AHEAD Display of 500 quilts made by Quilters Anonymous Guild members, quilting fabric and supplies.vendors, quilting demos, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. March 13-14, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. March 15, Evergreen State Fairgrounds, Monroe; $8 (quiltersanonymous.com).

Museum events

Dinosaurs at the Burke

FRI-SAT Lecture on researching dinosaurs, 7 p.m. Friday, Kane Hall, University of 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, dress up in dino gear, talk to museum paleontologists about their expeditions around the world, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Burke Museum of Natural History and Culture, University of Washington, 17th Avenue Northeast and Northeast 45th Street, Seattle; $7.50-$10 (206-543-5590 or burkemuseum.org).

Duwamish Native Foods Now & Then — Spring Greens

SUN Share the cultural and food traditions of Chief Seattle’s Duwamish Tribe; speaker at 1 p.m., cultural program 2 p.m., shared meal, salmon, clam and nettle chowder, 3 p.m., open at noon Sunday, Duwamish Longhouse & Cultural Center, 4705 W Marginal Way SW, Seattle; free (206-431-1582 or brownpapertickets.com/event/1322453).

“Klondike: The Last Adventure.”

SUN Celebrating International Women’s Day with new production combining theater, video and live interactions to follow the journey of women who travel to the Yukon gold fields, 2 p.m. Sunday, Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park, 319 Second Ave. S., Seattle; free (206-220-4240 or nps.gov/klse).

Rails and Tales at the Depot

PLAN AHEAD Model train display with multiple locomotives running through landscape, BRIO set available for children to build their own train layouts, museum exhibits open, including the caboose and army car, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. March 13-15, Issaquah Depot Museum, 78 First Ave. N.E., Issaquah; $1-$2 (425-392-3500 or issaquahhistory.org/rails-and-tales).

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).

Park events

Seeking Salamanders

SAT Learn about salamanders and where to find them, for ages 8 and older, 2 p.m. Saturday, Carkeek Park, 950 N.W. Carkeek Park Road, Seattle; free, reservations required (206-386-4237 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, wear sturdy shoes, 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 local waters, watch on screen, 6-8 p.m. Saturday, Skansie Brothers Park, 3207 Harborview Drive, Gig Harbor; free (253-514-0187 or harborwildwatch.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 Climate Change jazz, 7:30 p.m. Friday; Jack Cook and the Phantoms of Soul blues of the 1920s to 1960s, 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Third Place Commons, 17171 Bothell Way N.E., Lake Forest Park; free (thirdplacecommons.org).


St. Patrick’s Day Dash

PLAN AHEAD 5K run/walk/jog, Leprechaun Lap 1K Dash for ages 10 and younger, post-dash bash, costume contest; proceeds benefit children’s charities, 8 a.m. March 15, T.S. McHugh’s Irish Pub & Restaurant, 21 Mercer St., Seattle; $12-$35, no day of race registration (206-464-0826 or stpatsdash.com).


The Savvy Marketplace

SUN Monthly market of handmade items, drinks, live music, portion of proceeds benefit no-kill animal shelters, 11 a.m. Sunday, Sole Repair, 1001 E. Pike St., Seattle (206-708-5438 or thesavvymarketplace.com).

Rags Wearable Art Sale

MARCH 13-15 Creative clothing, fashion accessories and unusual jewelry in every price range by 70 artists, most proceeds benefit YWCA domestic violence prevention and intervention programs; gala preview event, 6 p.m. March 12, $70 by reservation; show and sale, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. March 13-14, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. March 15, Mercedes-Benz of Tacoma, 1701 Alexander Ave. E., Fife (ragswearableart.org).

Goodwill Designer Accessory Sale

PLAN AHEAD Real and faux designer shoes, handbags, accessories including ties, shoes, hats, belts and clothing for men, 9 a.m.-8 p.m. March 13-14, University District Goodwill, 4552 University Way N.E., Seattle (seattlegoodwill.org/sales-and-events/424-designer-accessory-sale).

International Gem and Jewelry Show

PLAN AHEAD Jewelry, estate pieces, gems, beads, accessories; ages 8 and younger not allowed; noon-6 p.m. March 13, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. March 14, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. March 15, Seattle Center Exhibition Hall, 299 Mercer St., Seattle; $6, free admission for veterans and active military with ID and immediate family (206-684-7200 or intergem.com).

Shop & Dine to Make a Difference

PLAN AHEAD Purchase a Cure Card to support women’s cancer research at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center and save 20% at more than 60 participating U Village stores and restaurants, March 13-15, University Village, Seattle; $30 (206-523-0622 or uvillage.com/shopdine).

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. 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).

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, 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).

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

Seattle Camp Fair

SAT Information on summer camp options of every kind for preschoolers through teens, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, Seattle Center Armory, Seattle; free (parentmap.com).

Purim Celebration

SUN Cildren’s carnival with games, clown, food court, music, costumes welcome, 3:30-5:30 p.m.; evening program to learn the story of the Jewish holiday of Purim, 6 p.m. Sunday, Beit Tikvah Messianic Congregation, 7935 136th Ave. S.E., Newcastle (425-793-3000 or beittikvah.us).

Travel events

Travel seminars

SAT Morocco, 10 a.m.; Thailand and Ankor Wat, 1 p.m. Saturday, Savvy Traveler, 112 Fifth Ave. S., Edmonds; free, preregistration required (425-744-6076 or savvytravelstore.com).

Travel programs

TUE Travel presentation, Nepal, 7 p.m. Tuesday, Wide World Books & Maps, 4411 Wallingford Ave. N., Seattle (206-634-3453 or wideworldtravelstore.com).

Spring Travel Teach-A-Thon

PLAN AHEAD Slideshow presentations by Rick Steves and other travel guides; European travel skills with Rick Steves, 8:30 a.m.; Czech Republic, Poland and Hungary, 10 a.m.; Packing light and right, 11:30 a.m.; Italy, 1 p.m.; Paris and the heart of France, 3 p.m.; Ireland, 4:30 p.m. March 14, Edmonds Theater, 415 Main St., Edmonds; free, preregistration required (ricksteves.com).


Northwest Trek Walk

PLAN AHEAD Volkssport 10k (6.2 miles) or 5k walk on trails, paths and road shoulders; 5k route suitable for strollers and wheelchairs, start anytime 9 a.m.-1 p.m. March 14; start anytime 8 a.m.-noon March 15; half-price admission to the rest of the park for walkers who complete the routes; pets not permitted, Northwest Trek Wildlife Park, 11610 Trek Dr. E., Eatonville (nwtrek.org).