A detailed, categorized calendar of events all over Seattle and Western Washington, April 3-9, 2015.

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Animal events

Bunny Party

SAT Fundraiser for Seattle Animal Shelter and Special Bunny Rescue, learn about and meet bunnies, with crafts, egg hunt, noon Saturday, Ugly Baby and La Ru, 1430 Western Ave, Seattle; $1-$10 (206-696-0089 or bunnyparty2015.eventbrite.com).

Marine Mammal Mania

SAT-SUN Activities, talks and demonstrations to learn about seals, sea otters and orcas, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturdays-Sundays through April, The Seattle Aquarium, 1483 Alaskan Way, Pier 59, Seattle; $14.95-$21.95 (206-386-4300 or seattleaquarium.org).

Easter at the Zoo

SUN Special enrichments for zoo animals, 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday, Cougar Mountain Zoo, 19525 S.E. 54th St., Issaquah; $9-$12.50 (425-391-5508 or cougarmountainzoo.org).


Team Survivor Northwest 20th Anniversary Benefit

SAT Music by The Market Street Dixieland Jazz Band to celebrate 20 years of Team Survivor Northwest, 7 p.m. Saturday, Kenyon Hall, 7904 35th Ave. S.W., Seattle; $15-$25 (206-732-8350 or brownpapertickets.com/event/1295874).

WAAAlk For Our Champs

SAT Washington Autism Alliance and Advocacy (WAAA) walk to help and support families and individuals touched by autism, 10 a.m. Saturday, Marina Park, 25 Lake Shore Plaza, Kirkland; free (425-894-7231 or washingtonautismadvocacy.org).

Northshore Schools Foundation All in for Kids Luncheon

TUE Share successes and make an investment in the future of students, 11 a.m. Tuesday, Lynnwood Convention Center, 3819 196th St. S.W., Lynnwood; $100 suggested minimum donation (northshoreschoolsfoundation.org/events/luncheon).

Goodtimes Wine Auction

PLAN AHEAD Fine wines, dinner, auction supports Camp Goodtimes, bettering the lives of children battling cancer, 5:30 p.m. April 11, Bell Harbor Conference Center, Pier 66, Seattle; $200-$250 (thegoodtimesproject.org/WineAuction/event-details).

National Multiple Sclerosis Society — Walk/Run MS

PLAN AHEAD Walk MS and Run MS Seattle 5K, 8 a.m. April 12, University of Washington, Seattle; free, fundraising encouraged (206-515-4564 or runMSnorthwest.org).


30 Days of Biking First Weekend

SAT Cascade Bicycle Club leisurely paced, 10 mile, scenic ride with coffee and food stops to introduce 30 Days of Biking program, noon Saturday, Wallingford Steps, 1730 Burke-Gilman Trail, Seattle (cascade.org/node/20825).


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).

Seattle Easter Swing

FRI-SUN West Coast Swing dances, workshops, competition, Friday-Sunday, Hyatt Regency Bellevue, 900 Bellevue Way N.E., Bellevue; $110 (seattlewcswing.org).

Emerald City Contra Dance

FRI Beginner’s workshop, 7 p.m., dance for all ages to live music, don’t wear perfume or other scented products, 7:30 p.m. Friday, Phinney Neighborhood Center, 6532 Phinney Ave. N., Seattle; $5-$8 (206-440-9839 or seattledance.org/contra/emerald.city.html).

Scottish Ceilidh Dance

SAT Scottish dancing. dances taught and called, 8 p.m. Saturday, University Friends Center, 4001 Ninth Ave. N.E., Seattle; $5-$10 (facebook.com/events/359566070893529).

Seattle Family Dance

SUN Dance for children ages 10 and younger and their families, live music, 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).

Easter/Spring events

Egg Dyeing Family Fun Night

FRI Egg dyeing event, explore 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, reservations required (thechildrensmuseum.org/eggdyeing).

Teen Flashlight Egg Hunt

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

Easter bunny photos

FRI-SAT Visit with the Easter bunny, photos available, 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Friday-Saturday, Westfield Southcenter, 633 Southcenter Parkway, Tukwila (westfield.com/southcenter).

Spring Egg Hunts, Children’s Museum

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

Bunny Bounce

SAT Crafts, entertainment, bunny encounters, Easter egg hunts, 9:30 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, 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

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

Egg-Stravaganza, Rainier Beach

SAT Activities, egg hunt for ages 2 to 10, 10 a.m. Saturday, arrive by 9:45 a.m., Rainier Beach Community Center, 8825 Rainier Ave. S., Seattle (206-386-1925 or parkways.seattle.gov).

Spring Egg Hunt, Alki

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

Spring Egg Hunt, Ballard

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

Spring Egg Hunt, Bitter Lake

SAT Outdoor candy and egg hunt for ages 2 to 10, 10 a.m. Saturday, 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

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

Spring Egg Hunt, Delridge/High Point/South Park

SAT Egg hunt for ages 12 and younger, 10 a.m. Saturday, 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

SAT Activities, egg hunt for ages 10 and younger, 10 a.m. Saturday, 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

SAT Hunt for eggs and prizes, for ages 12 and younger, 10 a.m. Saturday, 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

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

Spring Egg Hunt, Magnolia

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

Spring Egg Hunt, Meadowbrook

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

Spring Egg Hunt, Montlake

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

Spring Egg Hunt, Ravenna-Eckstein

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

Spring Egg Scramble, Green Lake

SAT 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. Saturday, 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

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

Easter Fest, Federal Way

SAT 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. Saturday, 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

SAT 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. Saturday, Bob’s Corn, 10917 Elliott Road, Snohomish (canyoncreekonline.com).

Snohomish Easter Parade

SAT Parade, 11 a.m. Saturday, First Street, Snohomish, followed by Easter bonnet contest at First Street and Cedar Avenue, Snohomish; contestants can ride the Bonnet Float in the parade as space allows (cityofsnohomish.com); free bonnet-making workshop, bring a hat, decorating supplies provided, all ages welcome, 2-4 p.m. Friday, Bee Bops and Lollipops, 1113 First St., Snohomish, preregister (360-568-2333 or beebopsandlollipops.com).



THRU APRIL 16 Inflatable bounce/slide rides including Toddler’s Zone, children’s entertainment, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. daily through April 19, closes 2 p.m. April 16, 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).

Skagit Tulip Festival

THRU APRIL 30 Fields in bloom, updated bloom information on website, special events, Tulip Festival Administration and Store, 311 W. Kincaid St., Mount Vernon (360-428-5959 or tulipfestival.org); display garden, gift store, 9 a.m.-7 p.m. daily, 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/wordpress).

Daffodil Festival Parade

PLAN AHEAD Floats decorated with thousands of fresh daffodils, marching bands, mounted units at four Pierce County locations; 10:15 a.m., downtown Tacoma; 12:45 p.m., Puyallup; 2:30 p.m., Sumner; 5 p.m., Orting, 10:15 a.m. April 11 (thedaffodilfestival.org).

Tulip Festival Parade

PLAN AHEAD Tulip Frolic entertainment and activities for all ages, 10 a.m., Gilkey Square; parade featuring farm animals, clowns, bands, mascots, pets, all entries welcome including day of parade, 2 p.m. April 11, downtown La Conner (360-466-4778 or laconnerchamber.com).

Food events

Downtown Issaquah Wine Walk

FRI Music, art happenings, snacks and local boutique wines poured in Front Street shops and restaurants, all ages welcome, BYOG (bring your own glass), 6 p.m. Friday, Hailstone Feed store, 232 Front St., Issaquah; $25-$30 (425-417-6697 or downtownissaquah.com).

Hop Scotch Beer & Scotch Festival

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

Swedish Pancake Breakfast

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



SAT How to select plants for miniature gardens in containers, indoors and outdoors, 10 a.m. Saturday, Sunnyside Nursery, 3915 Sunnyside Blvd., Marysville; free (425-334-2002 or sunnysidenursery.net/classes.asp).

Orchid Show and Sale

SAT Northwest Orchid Society show and sale, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Volunteer Park Conservatory, 1400 E. Galer St., Seattle (nwos.org).



FRI-SUN Asia-Northwest Cultural Education Association arts, gaming, Japanese media, performers and educators, fan panels, guests, concerts, dances, workshops, contests to celebrate and learn more about Japanese media and culture, 9 a.m. Friday through 4 p.m. Sunday, Washington State Convention Center, 800 Convention Place, Seattle; $55-$70 (sakuracon.org).

Museum events

Future of Flight/Smithsonian Black Wings Exhibit

FRI-JUNE 14 Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum traveling exhibit examines the contributions of important African American aviators from the past and present who helped make the dream of careers in flight and space exploration, 8:30-5:30 daily through June 14, Future of Flight Aviation Center, 8415 Paine Field Boulevard, Mukilteo; $10-$18 (425-438-8100 or futureofflight.org/black-wings).

Train Excursions Opening Weekend

SAT-SUN Living history train experience 75-minute, scenic round trip excursion through the Cascade Foothills to the top of Snoqualmie Falls, opening weekend of the season, Saturdays-Sundays through Oct.; museum includes train cars, exhibits in Victorian-era depot; trains depart 11:30 a.m., 1, 2:30, 4 and 4:45 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, Northwest Railway Museum, 38625 SE King St, Snoqualmie; $10-$18 (425-888-3030 or TrainMuseum.org).

FHC Educational Series — Meet the Mitchell: Inside FHC’s B-25J

APRIL 9 Climb inside FHC’s B-25J Mitchell medium bomber, a World War II legend through its service in the Pacific, 7 p.m. April 9, Flying Heritage Collection, 3407 109th St SW, Everett; $15-$20 (877-342-3404 or flyingheritage.com).

Infinite Wonders of Science Fiction/Star Wars and the Power of Costume

ONGOING Exhibits include recently opened “Infinite Wonders of Science Fiction” artifacts from films and television shows, and special exhibit “Star Wars and the Power of Costume,” 10 a.m.-5 p.m. daily, EMP Museum, 325 Fifth Ave. N., Seattle; $12-$25/regular admission, “Star Wars” special exhibit by timed entry, $23-$29 (206-770-2702 or empmuseum.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).

Park events

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).

Bellevue Zip Tour

SAT Zip Tour reopens for the season, days and hours vary through Oct., Eastgate Park, 14500 S.E. Newport Way, Bellevue; $47-$74 (425-452-4240 or bellevueziptour.com).

Ranger Program: Outfoxed

SUN Learn about animals that have adapted to living in urban areas and what we can do to help them, 2 p.m. Sunday, Mercer Slough Environmental Education Center, 1625 118th Ave. S.E., Bellevue; free (425-452-2565 or bellevuewa.gov/mseec.htm).

Japanese Garden

ONGOING 3.5 acre formal garden, 10 a.m.-7 p.m. daily; guided tours, 12:30 p.m. and 2 p.m. Saturdays-Sundays; Seattle Japanese Garden, 1075 Lake Washington Blvd. E., Seattle; $4-$6 (206-684-4725 or seattlejapanesegarden.org).

Owl Prowl

PLAN AHEAD Hike with a Ranger to listen for owls and other nocturnal wildlife, for ages 5 and older, 7:30 p.m. April 10, Lewis Creek Park and Visitor Center, Bellevue; $5-$6 (425-452-4195).

Spring Nature Walk

PLAN AHEAD Walk on Elevated Nature Trail, 10 a.m. April 11, Northwest Stream Center, McCollum Park, Everett; $7-$10 preregister (425-316-8592 or streamkeeper.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).


Seattle Jazz Vespers

SUN Informal concert for all ages with Elspeth Savani, 6 p.m. Sunday, Seattle First Baptist Church, 1111 Harvard Ave., Seattle; free, donations for musicians collected (seattlejazzvespers.org).


Tulip Run

SAT Flat, 2 or 5 mile courses on gravel-packed trails, 9:30 a.m. Saturday, Skagit Regional Airport, Burlington; $15 or $25/with shirt, free for ages 14 and younger and 70 and older (tuliprun.com).

Java Jog

PLAN AHEAD 5K and 10K run, 7 a.m. April 10, Lake Union Park, 860 Terry Ave. N., Seattle; free (206-330-5967 or runforgoodracingcompany.com).


First Hill Neighborhood Tour

WED Historic Seattle guided tour to see local historic buildings, ending at Sorrento Hotel Fireside Lounge, 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, Frye Art Museum, 704 Terry Ave., Seattle; $15-$35 by reservation (historicseattle.org).

Travel events

Travel seminars

SAT Trekking in Nepal, Patagonia, Peru and Camino, 1 p.m. Saturday; Savvy Traveler, 112 Fifth Ave. S., Edmonds; free, preregistration required (425-744-6076 or savvytravelstore.com).


Easter walk

SAT 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. Saturday, Rhododendron Species Botanical Garden, 2525 S. 336th St., Federal Way; free (walkingwithecw.org).

Skagit Valley at Tulip Time Walk

PLAN AHEAD Volkssport 10k (6.2 miles) or 5k walk along the Skagit River and in Burlington, start anytime 8-11 a.m., finish by 2 p.m. April 11, Skagit River Park, 1100 S. Skagit St., Burlington (nwtrekkers.org).