A detailed, categorized calendar of events all over Seattle and Western Washington, March 27-April 2, 2015.

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Animal events

Country Corner Horse Show

SAT-SUN All breed horse show, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, Washington State Fair Events Center, 110 Ninth Ave. S.W., Puyallup; free for spectators, fee to participate (253-841-5045 or thefair.com).

Bunny Party

PLAN AHEAD Fundraiser for Seattle Animal Shelter and Special Bunny Rescue, learn about and meet bunnies, with crafts, egg hunt, photo booth, noon April 4, Ugly Baby and La Ru, 1430 Western Ave, Seattle; $1-$10 (bunnyparty2015.eventbrite.com).


Lights! Camera! Auction!

FRI Benefit for Auburn Mountainview High School, 5:30 p.m. Friday, Meridian Valley Country Club, 24830 136th Ave. S.E., Kent; $40 (amhsbooster.org/uploads/2015_poster.pdf).

P.A.T.H Ride

SAT Pedal Against Human Trafficking (P.A.T.H.) cycle on 13 and 26 mile routes to benefit Seattle Against Slavery, 8 a.m. Saturday, Seward Park, 5902 Lake Washington Blvd. S., Seattle; $55 (pathride.org).

KCLS Foundation Literary Lions Gala

SAT Keynote speaker author Ann Patchett, emcee Nancy Pearl host 15 Northwest authors, food, wine, book sale, 6 p.m. Saturday, Hyatt Regency Bellevue, 900 Bellevue Way N.E., Bellevue; $225 (kclsfoundation.org).

Family Jewels 5K

SAT 5K run/walk benefiting Jaimeson Jones Memorial Scholarship financial support to students with a sibling with cancer, 9 a.m. Saturday, Saint Edward State Park, 14445 Juanita Drive N.E., Kenmore; $35-$45 (databarevents.com/FamilyJewels5K).

Spring Fling Night in Vienna

SAT Dinner, dancing to music of Vienna, silent auction, mini-concert by Everett Philharmonic, proceeds benefit the orchestra, 5:30 p.m. Saturday, Xfinity Arena, 2000 Hewitt Ave., Everett; $100 (206-270-9729 or everettphil.org).

artEast Art Center Anniversary and Auction

SAT Ten year anniversary celebration, auction, food, beverages, entertainment to benefit visual arts exhibitions and entertainment programs, 6 p.m. Saturday, Pickering Barn, 1730 10th Ave. N.W., Issaquah; $125 (arteast.org/).

For the Love of Music An Evening of Paradise Dinner and Silent Auction

SAT Benefit for Marysville Music Boosters, 5 p.m. Saturday, Stillaguamish Senior Center, 18308 Smokey Point Blvd., Arlington; $35 (mpmusicboosters.my-pto.org).

Comedy for a Cause

SUN Shorecrest PTSA all-ages event featuring Brad Upton and other comedians; proceeds benefit Shorecrest Senior Spree safe graduation celebration and Shorecrest Track Team, 7 p.m. Sunday, Shoreline Center, 18560 First Ave. N.E., Shoreline; $12-$15 (206-356-8864 or brownpapertickets.com/event/1322332).

Hope for a Wild Future

WED Auction and dinner to celebrate Conservation Northwest for Northwest wildlife and wild lands, 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, Bell Harbor Conference Center, 2211 Alaskan Way, Seattle; $150, registration closes Friday (206-675-9747 or conservationnw.org/hope).

WAAAlk For Our Champs

PLAN AHEAD Washington Autism Alliance and Advocacy (WAAA) walk to help and support families and individuals touched by autism, 10 a.m. April 4, Marina Park, Kirkland; free (washingtonautismadvocacy.org).


S.L.O.W. ride to Polish Spring Bazaar

SAT Cascade Bicycle Club Senior Ladies on Wheels (SLOW) 5 mile, easy pace ride, all slow riders welcome, 11 a.m. Saturday, Northwest African American Museum, 2300 S. Massachusetts St., Seattle (cascade.org/node/20247).

Bike Helmet Fitting and Giveaway

SAT Free, fitted bike helmets for kids ages 1 to 18 while supplies last, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, Renton Community Center, 1715 Maple Valley Highway, Renton (206-987-1569 or makesurethehelmetfits.org).

Dandy Daffodil Tweed Ride

SAT Ride in the tradition of bygone era, slow-paced group ride past fields of daffodils, classic tweed or other dapper attire required, prizes for Most Dapper Chap, Most Snappy Lass; check in 9:30 a.m., ride 10 a.m., picnic 11 a.m., after party 2-6 p.m. Saturday, La Conner Channel Lodge, 205 N. First St., La Conner; $10 (thedandydaffodil.com).


Youth Sailing Open House

SAT Land activities including knot tying, origami, water activities including sailing demos, sailboat rides for kids ages 4 through high school and their parents to learn about sailboat programs from 18 organizations, 11 a.m. Saturday, Mount Baker Rowing and Sailing Center, 43rd Avenue South and Lake Washington Boulevard South, Seattle; free (nwyouthsailing.org/youth-sailing-open-house.html).


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).

Seattle Easter Swing

APRIL 2-5 West Coast Swing dances, workshops, competition, April 2-5, Hyatt Regency Bellevue, 900 Bellevue Way N.E., Bellevue; $110 (seattlewcswing.org).

Easter/Spring events

Pysanky Egg Workshop/Egg Hunt

FRI, SUN Learn egg decorating folk art of Ukraine and create your own keepsake, for ages 7 to adult, 5:30 p.m. Friday, $20-$25, preregistration required; also, egg hunt, crafts, games, 10 a.m.-noon Sunday, $8-$13, preregister; KidsQuest Children’s Museum, 4089 Factoria Blvd. S.E., Bellevue (425-637-8100 or kidsquestmuseum.org).

Community Easter Egg Hunt, Bellevue

SAT Hot dogs, inflatables, photos with the Easter Bunny and 20,000 Easter eggs, by Essential Church in partnership with Jubilee REACH, Cornerstone Christian Fellowship, The Well Community Church, SAMBICA, YFC and the Bellevue Boys & Girls Club Keystone group, 3 p.m. Saturday, Lake Hills Elementary, 14310 S.E. 12th St., Bellevue; free (lovebellevue.com).

Easter Bunny photos

ONGOING Visit with the Easter Bunny, photos available, 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Mondays-Saturdays, 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Sunday through April 4, Westfield Southcenter, 633 Southcenter Parkway, Tukwila (westfield.com/southcenter).

Mighty Mites Egg-Stravaganza

APRIL 2 Bounce house, activities, egg hunt for ages 5 and younger, 10 a.m. April 2, Miller Community Center, 330 19th Ave. E., Seattle; free (206-684-4753 or parkways.seattle.gov).

Egg Dyeing Family Fun Night

APRIL 3 Egg dyeing event, activity tables, snack, exploring the Museum, bring your own eggs, dyes and egg decorations provided, 5:30 p.m. April 3, Seattle Children’s Museum, Seattle Center Armory, Seattle; $3-$5 (thechildrensmuseum.org/eggdyeing).

Teen Flashlight Egg Hunt

APRIL 3 Outdoor candy hunt for ages 11 and older, 8 p.m. April 3, Jefferson Community Center, 3801 Beacon Ave. S., Seattle (206-684-7481 or parkways.seattle.gov).

Egg Dyeing Family Fun Night

APRIL 3 Egg dyeing event, activity tables, snack, exploring the Museum, bring your own eggs, dyes and egg decorations provided, 5:30 p.m. Friday, Seattle Children’s Museum, Seattle Center Armory, Seattle; $3-$5, preregistration required (thechildrensmuseum.org/eggdyeing).

Spring Egg Hunts, Children’s Museum

APRIL 3-5 Kids search for eggs in the museum, with activities, by reservation, 8:30 a.m. April 3-5, Seattle Children’s Museum, Seattle Center Armory, Seattle; $7.25-$8.25, preregister, space limited (thechildrensmuseum.org/spring-egg-hunts).

Bunny Bounce

APRIL 4 Crafts, entertainment, bunny encounters, Easter egg hunts, 9:30 a.m.-3 p.m. April 4, Woodland Park Zoo, 5500 Phinney Ave. N., Seattle; $9.25-$13.75, ages 2 and younger free (206-548-2500 or zoo.org/bunnybounce).

Easter Fun Day

APRIL 4 Easter Egg Hunt for ages through 12, games. concert, hot dog lunch, 1 p.m. April 4, White Center Heights Elementary, 10015 Sixth Ave. S.W., Seattle (facebook.com/events/796985297062145/).

Egg-Stravaganza, Rainier Beach

APRIL 4 Activities, egg hunt for ages 2 to 10, 10 a.m. April 4, arrive by 9:45 a.m., Rainier Beach Community Center, 8825 Rainier Ave. S., Seattle (parkways.seattle.gov).

Spring Egg Hunt, Alki

APRIL 4 Egg hunt for ages 11 and younger, breakfast, 9:30 a.m. April 4, Alki Community Center, 5817 S.W. Stevens St., Seattle; donations accepted (parkways.seattle.gov).

Spring Egg Hunt, Ballard

APRIL 4 Outdoor event for ages 2 to 10, 10 a.m. April 4, Ballard Community Center, 6020 28th Ave. N.W., Seattle (206-684-4093 or seattle.gov/parks).

Spring Egg Hunt, Bitter Lake

APRIL 4 Outdoor candy and egg hunt for ages 2 to10, 10 a.m. April 4, Bitter Lake Community Center, 13035 Linden Ave. N., Seattle; food bank donations collected (206-684-7524 or seattle.gov/parks).

Spring Egg Hunt, Cal Anderson

APRIL 4 Jump toy, DJ, egg hunt for ages 11 and younger, 10 a.m. April 4, Cal Anderson Park, 1635 11th Ave, Seattle; free (parkways.seattle.gov).

Spring Egg Hunt, Delridge/High Point/South Park

APRIL 4 Egg hunt for ages 12 and younger, 10 a.m. April 4, Delridge Community Center, 4501 Delridge Way S.W., Seattle (206-684-7423); High Point Community Center, 6920 34th Ave. S.W. (206-684-7441); South Park Community Center, 8319 Eighth Ave. S., Seattle (206-684-7451 or parkways.seattle.gov).

Spring Egg Hunt, Jefferson/Rainier/Van Asselt

APRIL 4 Activities, egg hunt for ages 10 and younger, 10 a.m. April 4, Jefferson Community Center, 3801 Beacon Ave. S., Seattle (206-684-7481); Rainier Community Center, 4600 38th Ave. S. (206-386-1919); Van Asselt Community Center, 3820 S. Myrtle St., Seattle (206-386-1921 or parkways.seattle.gov).

Spring Egg Hunt, Laurelhurst

APRIL 4 Hunt for eggs and prizes, for ages 12 and younger, 10 a.m. April 4, arrive by 9:45 a.m., Laurelhurst Park, 4544 N.E. 41st St., Seattle; bring canned food donation (206-684-7529 or parkways.seattle.gov).

Spring Egg Hunt, Loyal Heights

APRIL 4 Outdoor hunt for ages 2 to 10, 10 a.m. April 4, Loyal Heights Community Center, 2101 N.W. 77th St., Seattle free (206-512-5284 or seattle.gov/parks).

Spring Egg Hunt, Magnolia

APRIL 4 Candy hunt for ages 2-10, 10 a.m. April 4, Magnolia Community Center, 2550 34th Ave. W., Seattle; nonperishable food bank donation requested (206-386-4235 or parkways.seattle.gov).

Spring Egg Hunt, Meadowbrook

APRIL 4 Hunt for treats for ages 11 and younger, 10 a.m. April 4, Nathan Hale High School Track, 10750 30th Ave. N.E., Seattle (206-684-7522 or parkways.seattle.gov).

Spring Egg Hunt, Montlake

APRIL 4 Hunt for treats for ages 11 and younger, 10 a.m. April 4, Montlake Community Center, 1618 E. Calhoun St., Seattle (206-684-4736 or parkways.seattle.gov).

Spring Egg Hunt, Ravenna-Eckstein

APRIL 4 Hunt for treats for ages 11 and younger, 10 a.m. April 4, Ravenna-Eckstein Community Center, 6535 Ravenna Ave. N.E., Seattle (206-684-7534 or parkways.seattle.gov/).

Spring Egg Scramble, Green Lake

APRIL 4 Meet in gym for outdoor event, ages 3 and younger, 10 a.m.; ages 4-7, 10:30 a.m.; ages 8-10, 11 a.m. April 4, Green Lake Community Center, 7201 E. Green Lake Dr. N., Seattle; food bank donations collected (206-684-0780 or seattle.gov/parks).

Easter Egg Hunt, Kent

APRIL 4 Scavenger hunt for ages 7-12, Easter Egg Hunt for ages 6 and younger, visit with the Easter Bunny, 10 a.m.-noon April 4, Kent Station, 417 Ramsay Way, Kent; free (253-856-2301 or kentstation.com).

Easter Fest, Federal Way

APRIL 4 Easter Egg Hunt, 14,000 filled eggs and ten prize winning Easter baskets in 5 events for ages up to one year, 2-3 years, 4 years-kindergarten, first to third grade and fourth to sixth grade, carnival games, jumpers, food; register online to get free cotton candy, 10 a.m. April 4, Federal Way Church of the Nazarene, 1525 S.W. Dash Point Rd, Federal Way; free (253-839-6085 or federalwaynazarene.org/).

Easter Egg Hunt, Snohomish

APRIL 4 Hay rides, bounce houses, petting zoo, photos with the Easter Bunny, carnival games, candy, hosted by Canyon Creek Church; registration 10 a.m., age-specific hunts 11 a.m. April 4, Bob’s Corn, 10917 Elliott Road, Snohomish; free (canyoncreekonline.com).


Spring Polish Bazaar

SAT Pickle soup, borscht, pierogi, Polish sausage, cabbage rolls, desserts, crafts including pisanki (Easter eggs), books, crafts, pottery, noon-6 p.m. Saturday, Polish Cultural Center, 1714 18th Ave., Seattle (206 322-3020 or polishhome.org/DefaultEng.htm).

Skagit Tulip Festival

ONGOING Some fields in bloom, updated bloom information on website, special events, officially April 1-30, display gardens and office open now, Tulip Festival Administration and Store, 311 W. Kincaid St., Mount Vernon (360-428-5959 or tulipfestival.org); display garden, gift store, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Friday-Tuesday, 9 a.m.-7 p.m. daily April 1-30, Roozengaarde, 15867 Beaver Marsh Road, Mount Vernon; $4-$5 (360-424-8531 or tulips.com); display gardens, indoor flower display, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. daily, later when weather permits, no pets; Tulip Town, 5002 Bradshaw Road, Mount Vernon; $5 cash only; ages 6 and younger free (360-424-8152 or tuliptown.com/).


APRIL 3-19 Inflatable bounce/slide rides including Toddler’s Zone, children’s entertainment, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. April 3-19, Seattle Center Armory, Seattle; $1.50/single ride; $8/all day pass; $4.50/all day Toddler Zone pass; all free on Thursdays (206-684-7200 or seattlecenter.com).

Food events

Vffeldagen at the Swedish Club

FRI In honor or holiday vrfrudagen that sounds like vffeldagen (waffle day); waffles in the bar, noon-2 p.m. Friday, Swedish Club, 1920 Dexter Ave. N., Seattle; by donation (206-283-1090 or swedishclubnw.org).

Magnolia Vino in the Village

FRI Tasting with 13 local wineries, shopping, proceeds benefit chamber community activities; bring your own glass or buy $5 souvenir glass, 6-9 p.m. Friday, Magnolia Village, 32nd Avenue West and West McGraw Street, Seattle; $25-$30 (magnoliachamber.org).

Washington Cask Beer Festival

SAT Handcrafted cask-conditioned beers from 40 Washington breweries, commemorative tasting glass and up to 25 beer samples; noon-4 p.m. or 6-10 p.m. Saturday, Seattle Center Exhibition Hall, 299 Mercer St., Seattle; $40-$45, designated driver $5 at the door (washingtonbrewersguild.org).

Edible Book Festival

SAT Bibliophiles, book artists and food lovers create edible books to be exhibited, then consumed; 11 a.m. Saturday, Third Place Commons, 17171 Bothell Way N.E., Lake Forest Park; free (206-417-4645 or shorelinearts.net/event-program/edible-book-festival).

Hop Scotch Beer & Scotch Festival

APRIL 3-4 Craft beer, Scotch, whiskey and wine tasting event, proceeds support Fremont community programs, 5 p.m.-midnight April 3, 1 p.m.-midnight, 1 p.m.-midnight April 4, Fremont Studios, 155 N. 35th St., Seattle; $20-$35 (hopscotchtasting.com).


Spring Plant Sale

SAT Sale featuring native and nature-beneficial plants from Botanica, Discovery Gardens, Fancy Fronds Nursery, Madrona Gardens, Queenscup Nursery, Tadpole Haven Native Plants, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Seattle Audubon Nature Shop, 8050 35th Ave. N.E., Seattle (206-523-4483 or seattleaudubon.org).

Native Splendor in the Garden

SAT Grow natives in your landscape that uses less water and attract wildlife, 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Master Gardener Demonstration Garden, 15416 S.E. 16th St., Bellevue; free (425-485-5942).

Earth-Friendly Gardening Seminar and Plant Exchange

SAT Using native plants to attract birds, sustainable urban gardening, raising vegetables, bring garden or houseplants or seeds to exchange, 10 a.m. Saturday, First United Methodist Church, 1934 108th Ave NE, Bellevue; free (425-454-2059 or fumcbellevue.org).

The Wonderful World of Trilliums

SAT Lecture on the history, botany, and culture of trilliums, 10 a.m. Saturday, Bellevue Botanical Garden, 12001 Main St., Bellevue; $25-$35 (425-451-3755 or bellevuebotanical.org/prodInfo.asp?pid=171&cid=3).

Growing Cool Season Veggies

SAT Seding, transplanting, choosing crops and varieties, timing, rotating, pest solutions to grow produce, 10 a.m. Saturday, Sunnyside Nursery, 3915 Sunnyside Blvd., Marysville; free (425-334-2002 or sunnysidenursery.net/classes.asp).

Heronswood Early Spring Plant Sale & Garden Open

SAT Sales by 15 local, regional, and out-of-state nurseries, lecturers by co-founder of Heronswood Dan Hinkley and world touring gardener Mary Flewelling Morris, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Heronswood, 7530 N.E. 288th St., Kingston; $10 (heronswood.com/events).

Spring Garden Walk

SAT Walk in La Conner Flats to see spring blooms, waterproof shoes recommended, 1 p.m. Saturday, Christianson’s Nursery, 15806 Best Road, Mount Vernon; free, by reservation (360-466-3821 or christiansonsnursery.com).

Developing A Hummingbird & Butterfly Garden

SUN Learn what it takes to bring in hummers and butterflies to your garden, 11 a.m. Sunday, Swansons Nursery, 9701 15th Ave. N.W., Seattle; free (206-782-2543 or swansonsnursery.com).


Emerald City Comicon

FRI-SUN Comic book and pop culture convention with celebrity guests, exhibits, Artist Alley, gaming, vendors, costume contes; Friday-Sunday, Washington State Convention Center, Seattle; sold out (emeraldcitycomicon.com).

Salute to Supernatural Convention

FRI-SUN TV show “Supernatural” celebrates its 10th anniversary this year with first local event with Jared Padalecki, Jensen Ackles, Misha Collins, and other stars from the show, parties, panels, contests, photograph and autograph opportunities, Friday-Sunday, Hyatt Regency Bellevue, 900 Bellevue Way N.E., Bellevue; $30-$699 (818-409-0960 or creationent.com/cal/supernatural_wa.htm).

Emerald Spiral Spring Expo

SAT Metaphysics speakers, marketplace with crystals, books, art, clothing; chair massage, tarot or astrological reading and other services, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, Kent Commons, 525 Fourth Ave N., Kent (206-508-1270 or emeraldspiral.com).

Northwest Rodarama

SAT-SUN Hot rod, custom and vintage cars, 9 a.m.-10 p.m. Saturday, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Sunday, Washington State Fair Events Center, 110 Ninth Ave. S.W., Puyallup; $13-$16, ages 12 and younger free (253-841-5045 or nwrodarama.com).

Northwest Record Show

SUN Collectible records, cds, and other music related collectibles, 50 Tables of records, LPs, 45s, CDs and DVDs in all music genres, Seattle Center Pavilion, Seattle; $3, $2 with nonperishable food bank donation (seattlecenter.com/events/event_detail.aspx?eid=487667).


APRIL 3-5 Asia-Northwest Cultural Education Association arts, gaming, Japanese media, cultural performers and educators, fan panels, guests, concerts, dances, workshops, contests to celebrate and learn more about Japanese media and culture, 9 a.m. April 3 through 4 p.m. April 5, Washington State Convention Center, Seattle; $55-$70 (sakuracon.org).

Museum events

Live Coverage of Expedition 43 Rocket Launch

FRI Museum movie theater live coverage of Soyuz rocket launch of NASA astronaut and Russian cosmonaut for a yearlong mission to the International Space Station, 10 a.m. Friday, Museum of Flight, 9404 E. Marginal Way S., Seattle; $12-$20 (206-764-5720 or museumofflight.org).

Zero Gravity Party

FRI Space-themed party celebrating new “Infinite Wonders of Science Fiction” exhibit (opening to the public March 28) with guest of honor George Takei, photo ops with replicas of Star Trek Command Chair and the Tardis, science fiction trivia, for all ages, 7:30 p.m. Friday, EMP Museum, 325 Fifth Ave. N., Seattle; $12-$25 (206-770-2702 or empmuseum.org).

Vintage Station Wagons in the Route 66 Gallery

FRI Grand opening of new exhibit, Vintage Station Wagons, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday, LeMay — America’s Car Museum, 2702 East D St., Tacoma; $6-$16 (253-779-8490 or lemaymuseum.org).

Maker Days

SAT Monthly Maker Day at MOHAI’s Bezos Center for Innovation to tinker, experiment and create alongside experienced makers, 11 a.m. Saturday, Museum of History & Industry, 860 Terry Ave. N., Seattle; $14-$17, age 14 and younger free (206-324-1126 or mohai.org).

World War II Modeling Day

SAT World War II brought to life in miniature in model display, 10 a.m. Saturday, Flying Heritage Collection, 3407 109th St SW, Everett; $10-$14 (877-342-3404 or flyingheritage.com).

Olde Town Mine Hike

SAT Explore mining history of the Olde Town neighborhood through photos, maps, moderate hike with some steep sections on gravel and paved trails; no dogs, 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Issaquah Depot Museum, 78 First Ave. N.E., Issaquah; $3-$5, advance registration required (425-392-3500 or issaquahhistory.org).

Loving Hands at Home

SAT History of Western fashion and sewing with models in period clothing to demonstrate techniques of the different fashion eras featured in the Pomp & Circumstance exhibit, 1 p.m. Saturday, Washington State History Museum, 1911 Pacific Ave., Tacoma; $8-$11 (253-272-9747 or washingtonhistory.org).

Northwest Native Art Market

SUN Purchase original art from artists, prints, jewelry, woven works, apparel, carvings, sculptures by 13 Northwest Native artists, art demonstrations including basket weaving, metal work, skinning and painting a drumhead, carving using traditional tools, jewelry-making, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday, 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).

First Thursday, Asian Art Museum

APRIL 2 Free museum admission, 10 a.m.-9 p.m. April 2, Seattle Asian Art Museum, 1400 E. Prospect St., Seattle (206-654-3100 or seattlartmuseum.org).

First Thursday, MOHAI

APRIL 2 Free admission, 10 a.m.-8 p.m. April 2, Museum of History & Industry, 860 Terry Ave N., Seattle (206-324-1126 or mohai.org).

First Thursday, NAAM

APRIL 2 Free museum admission, 11 a.m.-7 p.m. April 2, Northwest African American Museum, 2300 S. Massachusetts St., Seattle (206-518-6000 or naam.org).

First Thursday, Nordic Heritage Museum

APRIL 2 Free admission, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. April 2, Nordic Heritage Museum, 3014 N.W. 67th St., Seattle (206-789-5707 or nordicmuseum.org).

First Thursday, SAM

APRIL 2 Free admission, reduced surcharge on special exhibitions, tours, music, 10 a.m.-9 p.m. April 2, Seattle Art Museum, 1300 First Ave., Seattle (206-654-3100 or seattleartmuseum.org).

First Thursday, the Burke

APRIL 2 Free admission, 10 a.m.-8 p.m. April 2, Burke Museum of Natural History and Culture, University of Washington, Seattle (206-543-5590 or burkemuseum.org).

NASA Climate Day

APRIL 2 Free admission, activities and presentations exploring the science of climate change and what we can do about it, 5-9 p.m. April 2, Museum of Flight, 9404 E. Marginal Way S., Seattle (206-764-5700 or museumofflight.org).

White River Valley Museum free day

APRIL 2 Exhibits on Puget Sound history, Northwest Native culture, Japanese immigration, Northern Pacific Railway; free admission, noon-8 p.m. April 2, White River Valley Museum, 918 H St. S.E., Auburn (253-288-7433 or wrvmuseum.org).

Paddle sports

Row for a Day

SAT Learn basics of rowing, tour the boathouse, quick course in indoor rowing, overview of the equipment and programs offered, on-the-water rowing experience (weather permitting), 9 a.m. Saturday, Renton Rowing Center, 1060 Nishiwaki Lane, Renton; $20 (425-902-4858 or rentonrowingcenter.org/lessons/learn-to-row).

St. Paddle’s Day at Alderbrook Resort & Spa

SAT Paddling races, demonstrations, vendors, gear swap, activities for all ages, 11 a.m.; kids between the ages of 4-12 invited to try rowing in a Little Sculling Boat, 9 a.m., first-come-first served, free; professional stand-up paddle boarder hosts women’s clinic, 3-5 p.m., $40; bring your own watercraft or kayaks and paddle boards available for rent, 9 a.m. Saturday, Alderbrook Resort and Spa, 10 E. Alderbrook Drive, Union (360-898-2200 or alderbrookresort.com).

Park events

Frog Hop

FRI Learn about the intricate life cycle of frogs and the kinds of frogs that live in Western Washington and explore Lewis Creek. 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).

Kubota Garden tour

SAT Guided park tour, 10 p.m. Saturday, Kubota Garden Park, 9600 Renton Ave. S., Seattle; free (206-725-5060 or kubotagarden.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).

History of Eastside Logging

SUN Eastside Heritage Center and Bellevue Parks presentation, 2 p.m. Sunday, Lewis Creek Park and Visitor Center, 5808 Lakemont Blvd. S.E., Bellevue; free (425-452-4195).

Japanese Garden

ONGOING 3.5 acre formal garden, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday-Sunday, summer hours start Monday, 10 a.m.-7 p.m. daily; Seattle Japanese Garden, 1075 Lake Washington Blvd. E., Seattle; $4-$6 (206-684-4725 or seattlejapanesegarden.org).

Amorous Amphibians Night Hike at Brightwater

PLAN AHEAD Learn about native frogs, see frogs, toads, salamanders, newts and their eggs in wetland, 6:30 p.m. April 3, Brightwater Education & Community Center at Clean-Water Treatment Facility, Woodinville; free, preregister (206-263-8862 or islandwood.org/event/amorous-amphibians-night-hike-brightwater).


Music at Third Place

FRI-SAT Offbeats vocal jazz, 7:30 p.m. Friday; Ian McFeron Band, 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Third Place Commons, 17171 Bothell Way N.E., Lake Forest Park; free (thirdplacecommons.org).

Youngstown Thrive 9

SAT Birthday Bash celebrating nine years as an arts and cultural hub, performances from Eduardo Mendonca, Eli Rosenblatt, and the Dogg Pound Dance Crew, beer garden, kids’ arts and crafts activities, food, 5 p.m. Saturday, Youngstown Cultural Arts Center, 4408 Delridge Way S.W., Seattle; $5-$10 (206-935-2999 or brownpapertickets.com/event/1238982).


Rummage sale, Auburn

FRI-SAT Benefits senior center, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, Auburn Senior Activity Center, 809 Ninth St. S.E., Auburn (253-931-3016 or auburnwa.gov).

Best of the Northwest Spring Show

SAT-SUN Display and sale of work by 100 artists, artists’ demonstrations, food vendors, children’s art activities, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday; speakers Ciscoe Morris on creating an artful garden, 2 p.m. Saturday; glass artist Karen Seymour, 4 p.m. Saturday; artist Lisa Arquete, 1 p.m. Sunday, Magnuson Park, 7400 Sand Point Way N.E., Seattle; $5-$6, ages 12 and younger free (nwartalliance.com).

Special interest

Archaeological Heritage Behind the Elwha Dam

FRI The Lower Elwha Tribe’s archaeologist’s program on early heritage archaeological sites and sacred sites dating back 8,000 years, found behind the removal of the Elwha Dams, 7 p.m. Friday, Mountaineers Club, 7700 Sand Point Way N.E., Seattle; $5-$10 (pnwas.org).

Welcome to Turkiye

SAT Turkish food cooking class, 2-5 p.m. Saturday, $35; Treasures of Turkey slideshow, 4 p.m.; performances including folk music, dancers, classical Turkish music, 5:30-9 p.m. Saturday, $65ll day Saturday, NWLA Cultural Center, 5023 Langley Road, Langley; preregister, space limited (360-321-2101).

Travel events

Travel seminars

SAT Tigers and Palaces of India, 10 a.m., Incredible India, 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, Flora, Fauna, and National parks of Patagonia, March 31, 7 p.m. Tuesday, Wide World Books & Maps, 4411 Wallingford Ave. N., Seattle (206-634-3453 or wideworldtravelstore.com).

The Adventure Hub & Winery Grand Opening

APRIL 2 Music, food and wine for purchase, at venue for adventure travel presentations, research and book travel, plan hiking, backpacking, mountaineering classes and customized guided experiences, rent backpacking, camping, snow and mountaineering equipment, 4 p.m. April 2, The Adventure Hub & Winery, 2960 Fourth Ave. S., Seattle; free (ceRSVPations.com/rsvp/jwy2nznrykn3th4i3/envelope).


Service and Community/73rd Anniversary of 1st Japanese Americans removed in World War II

MON Inspired by the community that welcomed Japanese Americans back home after World War II, volunteers offer service to the National Historic Site, 9 a.m.; commemoration featuring a special presentation by U.S. Rep. Derek Kilmer and the unveiling of sculpture, 11 a.m. Monday, Bainbridge Island Japanese American Exclusion Memorial, 4192 Eagle Harbor Drive, Pritchard Park, Bainbridge (facebook.com/BIJAEM?pnref=lhc).

Become a beach naturalist

PLAN AHEAD Get 13 hours of training April 15 and 22 with WSU Extension Beach Watchers to learn about marine life and volunteer 9 hours at 3 spring and summer events, Rosehill Community Center, Mukilteo; $10, application due by April 1 (425-357-6020 or beachwatchers.wsu.edu/Snohomish/training).


Explore the Sammamish Plateau

SAT Guided 11k (6.8 miles) or 6k (3.7 miles) walk through Beaver Lake Preserve and Soaring Eagle Park, 9:15 a.m. Saturday, Beaver Lake Park, 25201 SE 24th St., Sammamish (interlakentrailblazers.org).

Easter walk

PLAN AHEAD Volkssport 10k or 5k walk on gravel paths through rhododendron garden and the Pacific Rim Bonsai Collection, start anytime 9 a.m.-noon, finish by 3 p.m. April 4, Rhododendron Species Botanical Garden, 2525 S. 336th St., Federal Way; free (walkingwithecw.org).