A detailed, categorized calendar of events all over Seattle and Western Washington, April 10-16, 2015.

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Animal events

Tax Days at Seattle Humane

SAT-WED Celebrate at Seattle Humane with 15% off all pet adoptions, 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Saturday, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Sunday-Wednesday, Seattle Humane Society, 13212 S.E. Eastgate Way, Bellevue (425-649-7563 or seattlehumane.org).

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, Seattle; $14.95-$21.95 (206-386-4300 or seattleaquarium.org).

Party for the Planet

SAT-APRIL 19 Celebrate our planet, conservation activities, scavenger hunt, animal enrichment activities, keeper talks, 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday through April 19, Woodland Park Zoo, 5500 Phinney Ave. N., Seattle; $9.25-$13.75 (zoo.org/party-for-the-planet).


Washington’s National Park Fund Spring Dinner & Auction

SAT Support Mount Rainier, North Cascades, and Olympic National Parks at auction of items for outdoor enthusiasts, 5 p.m. Saturday, Seattle Design Center, 5701 Sixth Ave. S., Seattle; $125 (206-623-2063 or wnpf.org).

National Multiple Sclerosis Society — Walk/Run MS

SUN Walk MS and Run MS Seattle 5K, 8 a.m. Sunday, University of Washington E-18 parking lot, Seattle; free, fundraising encouraged (206-515-4564 or runMSnorthwest.org).

Nordic Heritage Museum — Northern Lights Auktion

PLAN AHEAD Dinner and auction to benefit programs, exhibitions, and events of the Nordic Heritage Museum, 5 p.m. April 18, Grand Hyatt Hotel, 721 Pine St., Seattle; $125 (206-789-5707 or nordicmuseum.org/events.aspx).

“Wild in Washington” Auction

PLAN AHEAD Supporting South Sound Critter Care wildlife rescue and rehabilitation facility, 12:30 p.m. April 19, Foster Golf Links, Tukwila; $20 (southsoundcrittercare.com/2015-auction.html).


Greenlake to University Village

SUN Cascade Bicycle Club easy pace ride on trails and low-traffic streets with snack stop in University Village, 2 p.m. Sunday, PCC Greenlake Village, 467 N.E. 71st St., Seattle; steady rain cancels (206-367-5764 or cascade.org/node/21287).

Tulip Ride to benefit Seattle Humane

PLAN AHEAD Ride in small, guide groups to tulip farm in La Conner, benefits Seattle Humane Society, 9:30 a.m. April 18, Blazing Bagels, Redmond; $75 (tulipride.org)

Ride for Major Taylor

PLAN AHEAD Supporting the Major Taylor youth development cycling program, 25 mile ride exploring West Seattle, Delridge, Burien, SeaTac, White Center, 8 a.m. April 18, Chief Sealth High School, Seattle; $10-$40 (cascade.org/ride-major-rides/ride-major-taylor).

Tulip Pedal

PLAN AHEAD Self-guided 20, 40 or 60 mile routes, proceeds support Safe Kids Skagit County, registration 7 a.m.-noon, course open until 4 p.m. April 18, La Conner Middle School, La Conner; $30-$35, ages 14 and younger free (active.com/la-conner-wa/cycling/races/safe-kids-tulip-pedal-2015).


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).

Sno-King International Folk Dance Club

SAT Folk dancing, dance lessons, 7 p.m. Saturday, Cedar Valley Grange, 20526 52nd Ave. W., Lynnwood; $7 (206-524-7360 or sno-king.org).

Dancing in Kirkland

TUE Informal teaching for beginners, no partner necessary, waltz, ragtime, tango, polka, line dancing, 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Kirkland Senior Center, 352 Kirkland Ave., Kirkland; $7.50-$10 (425-746-2328).


Daffodil Festival Parade

SAT Floats decorated with thousands of fresh daffodils, marching bands, mounted units at four Pierce County locations; 10:15 a.m. Saturday, Pacific Avenue from South 12th Street to South 21st Street, Tacoma; 12:45 p.m., Puyallup; 2:30 p.m., Sumner; 5 p.m. Saturday, Orting (thedaffodilfestival.org).

Tulip Festival Parade

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

International Children’s Friendship Festival

SAT-SUN Children honor their cultures through performance and education representing 40 countries, cultural exhibits by local ethnic communities, international playground of games and activities, 11 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, Fisher Pavilion and South Lawn, Seattle Center Seattle (206-684-7200 or childrensfest.tacawa.org).

Tacoma Yacht Club Daffodil Festival Marine Parade

SUN Parade of boats of all sizes decorated with daffodils, 11:30 a.m. Sunday, view along Ruston Way and the Thea Foss Waterway, Tacoma (253-752-3555 or tacomayachtclub.org).


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).

Spring Fair

APRIL 16-19 Animals, FFA and 4-H contests, SlamFest Demolition Derby, Monster Truck Show, racing pigs, Garden Show, Auto Alley, KidZone, vendors, rides, food, 2-10 p.m. April 16, 10 a.m.-10 p.m. April 17-18, 10 a.m.-8 p.m. April 19, Washington State Fair Events Center, 110 Ninth Ave. S.W., Puyallup; $8-$10 (253-841-5045 or thefair.com/spring-fair).

World Rhythm Festlval

PLAN AHEAD Drumming workshops and performances, April 17-19, Seattle Center Armory, Seattle (206-684-7200 or swps.org).

Downtown Mount Vernon Street Fair

PLAN AHEAD Tulip Festival arts and crafts vendors, food court, entertainment, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. April 17-18, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. April 19, downtown Mount Vernon (360-336-3801 or mountvernondowntown.org).

Food events

Swedish Pancakes

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

Sing for your supper

WEDS Tax day event, sing a song onstage for free burger, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Wednesday, Hard Rock Cafe, 116 Pike St., Seattle (206-204-2233 or hardrock.com/Seattle).


Early Bloomers Sale

SAT Spring and summer blooming perennials, trees, shrubs, proceeds benefit Arboretum maintenance and education programs, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, Graham Visitor Center, 2300 Arboretum Dr. East, Seattle (206-325-4510 or arboretumfoundation.org).

Incredible Edible Gardens

SAT Techniques to maximize production, 1 p.m. Saturday, Center for Urban Horticulture, 3501 N.E. 41st St., Seattle; $30-$35 (206-685-8033).

Evergreen Chrysanthemum Association Plant Sale

SAT Early English and decorative garden types, exhibition, 9 a.m.-noon Saturday, Furney’s Nursery, 21515 International Blvd., Des Moines (206-878-8010 or ecamumclub.org).

Growing Melons in the Northwest

SAT Tips on varieties of melons to grow in our climate, 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Master Gardener Demonstration Garden, 15416 S.E. 16th St., Bellevue; free (425-485-5942).

Tomatoes/Growing Orchids at Home

SAT Favorite varieties and increasing tomato harvest, 11 a.m. Saturday; choosing and caring for orchids, 1 p.m. Saturday, Sky Nursery, 18528 Aurora Ave. N., Shoreline (206-546-4851 or skynursery.com).

Incredible Edibles: Grow Your Own

SAT What you need to know to grow your own vegetables and fruits successfully, 10 a.m. Saturday, Woodinville Water District, 17238 N.E. Woodinville-Duvall Road, Woodinville; free (425-487-4102 or woodinvillewater.com).

Dahlias 101

SAT Local experts’ presentation on growing dahlias, 10 a.m. Saturday, Brightwater Education & Community Center at Clean-Water Treatment Facility, 22505 State Route 9 Southeast, Woodinville; free (206-263-8862 or islandwood.org/event/dahlias-101-brightwater).

Bouquet Banque Spring Epimediumn Open house

SAT-SUN Shop a hundred varieties of epimedium and other woodland plants, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, Bouquet Banque Nursery, 8220 State Ave., Marysville (twigtwisters.com).

Growing tomatoes

SUN Secrets of growing bountiful tomatoes, 11 a.m. Sunday, Swansons Nursery, 9701 15th Ave. N.W., Seattle; free (206-782-2543 or swansonsnursery.com).

Spring Gardening with Ciscoe

APRIL 16 Ciscoe Morris on how to maximize your space with small container gardening with demonstrations of plantings, 2 p.m. April 16, Wesley Terrace, 816 S. 216th St., Des Moines; free, by reservation (206-824-5000 or wesleyhomes.org/event/spring-gardening-with-ciscoe).

Rhododendron Species Botanical Garden Spring Plant Sale

PLAN AHEAD Wide range of plants from favorites to unique species by 25 local nurseries, expert advice, free Garden admission with plant purchase, rare plant raffle, food trucks, 3-6 p.m. April 17, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. April 178, Rhododendron Species Botanical Garden, 2525 S. 336th St., Federal Way; free (253-838-4646 or rhodygarden.org).


Lakemont Highlands Open Spaces

SAT Explore lesser- known trails of South Bellevue parks and open spaces, 3.5 miles, rated difficult, 10 a.m. Saturday, Lewis Creek Park and Visitor Center, 5808 Lakemont Blvd. S.E., Bellevue; free (425-452-4195).

Skagit Valley at Tulip Time walk

SAT 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. Saturday, Skagit River Park, 1100 S. Skagit St., Burlington (nwtrekkers.org).


Nordic Heritage Museum Research Your Family Workshop

SAT Resources to trace your family history, using records from the United States and Scandinavia, 2 p.m. Saturday, Nordic Heritage Museum, 3014 N.W. 67th St., Seattle; $18-$22, preregister (206-789-5707 or family-research-workshop.eventbrite.com).

Photographic Collectors Society Sale, Swap, Show

SAT Puget Sound Photographic Collectors Society show and sale of antique and collectible cameras, equipment, images, 10 a.m. Saturday, Kent Commons, 525 Fourth Ave. N., Kent; $5 or $15/early bird admission 8:30 a.m. (pspcs.org).

Sogetsu Ikebana 25th Anniversary Exhibition

SAT-SUN Sogetsu Mercer Island Branch 25th Anniversary Ikebana (Japanese Style flower arranging) exhibition, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, 12:30-4 p.m. Sunday, demonstration 1:30 p.m. Sunday, Mercer Island United Methodist Church, 7070 S.E. 24th St., Mercer Island (206-954-3833 or misogetsu.org).


SAT-SUN Chainsaw carving demonstrations and sale, woodcraft vendors, student competitions, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Sunday, Sedro-Woolley High School, 1235 Third St., Sedro-Woolley (360-855-1841 or sedro-woolley.com)

Nordic Knit and Spin Cafe

SUN New and experienced knitters encouraged to bring their knitting and spinning projects, 1 p.m. Sunday, Nordic Heritage Museum, 3014 N.W. 67th St., Seattle; $5 suggested donation (206-789-5707 or nordicmuseum.org/education.aspx#nordicknittingcafe).

Museum events

Paws-on Science: Husky Weekend

FRI-SUN Activities and exhibits for all ages by University of Washington scientists and researchers, special appearances by Harry the Husky, Husky Marching Band, Cheer Squad; 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, 20% discount on admission for UW alumni, students, faculty and staff (206-443-2001 or pacificsciencecenter.org).

How Birds Fly

SAT Opening day of new exhibit that explores bird evolution, anatomy and behavior, with public talk by exhibit curator Peter Cavanagh, 2 p.m. Saturday, Museum of Flight, 9404 E. Marginal Way S., Seattle; $12-$20 (206-764-5700 or museumofflight.org).

Princess Angeline Native Tea Party

SUN Program sharing cultural and food traditions of Chief Seattle’s Duwamish Tribe with Native and English tea, scones, finger sandwiches, hosted by Princess Angeline’s great-great-grand-niece, Cecile Hansen, 1 p.m. Sunday, Duwamish Longhouse & Cultural Center, 4705 W Marginal Way SW, Seattle; free (206-431-1582 or brownpapertickets.com/event/1432927).

StoryCraft: Trickster Stories

SUN Stories for kids by Native storytellers of the Northwest, trickster stories of legendary troublemakers Raven and Coyote, craft activity, 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Sunday, Burke Museum of Natural History and Culture, University of Washington, Seattle; $7.50-$10 (206-543-6450 or burkemuseum.org).

American Spirits: The Rise and Fall of Prohibition

ONGOING National Constitution Center touring exhibit on the era of Prohibition with re-created speak-easy, films, photos, multimedia, artifacts, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. daily, until 8 p.m. first Thursdays, through Aug. 2, Museum of History & Industry, 860 Terry Ave N., Seattle; $14-$17, age 14 and younger free (206-324-1126 or mohai.org/).

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).

Future of Flight/Smithsonian Black Wings Exhibit

ONGOING Smithsonian’s 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).

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

Owl Prowl

FRI Discover local owl species, take a night hike with a Ranger to listen for owls and other nocturnal wildlife in the park, 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; $5-$6 (425-452-4195).

Bird Walk

SAT Walk varied park habitats to look for birds, bring binoculars if you have them, for adults and children ages 8 and older accompanied by adult, 8-10 a.m. Saturday, Discovery Park, 3801 W. Government Way, Seattle; $3, preregister (206-386-4236 or seattle.gov/parks).

Spring Nature Walk

SAT Walk on Elevated Nature Trail, 10 a.m. Saturday, Northwest Stream Center, 600 128th St. S.E., McCollum Park, Everett; $7-$10, preregister (425-316-8592 or streamkeeper.org).

Planetarium Show “Optical Telescopes: Past, Future, & Amateur”

SAT Overview of telescopes of the past and future, how to choose a telescope; if the sky is clear, astronomers will be on hand with telescopes, 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Edwin E. Ritchie Observatory, 11299 Arrow Point Dr. N.E., Battle Point Park, Bainbridge Island; $2 (206-842-9152 or bpastro.org/).

Ranger Program: Outfoxed and other opportunistic creatures

SUN Learn how animals have adapted to living in urban areas and how 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).

National Parks Free Entrance Days

PLAN AHEAD Free entrance to National Parks, opening weekend of National Park Week, April 18-19, Mount Rainier National Park (nps.gov/findapark/feefreeparks.htm).


Northwest Seaport Chantey Sing

FRI Sea chanteys and sea songs celebrate connections to the sea, ships, and sailors, sing along for all ages aboard historic steam ferry, 8 p.m. Friday, Virginia V Steamer, 860 Terry Ave. N., Suite 223, Seattle; free (206-447-9800 or nwseaport.org).

Seattle Labor Chorus

SAT Concert featuring singer-songwriter Jean Rohe and The Labor Chorus, songs on topical issues and social justice, 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Keystone Congregational Church, 5019 Keystone Place N., Seattle; $15 (206-524-7753 or seattlelaborchorus.org).


Skagit County Garage Sale, Antiques & More

Fri-SAT Garage Sale, antiques with 140 vendors, food, music, 9 a.m. Friday-Saturday, Skagit County Fairgrounds, 1410 Virginia St., Mount Vernon; $2 (360-336-9414 or skagitcounty.net/Departments/Fairgrounds/GS.htm).

Metropolitan Fashion Week Gala

SAT Fashion designers showcase, formal attire dress code, 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Seattle Art Museum, 1300 First Ave., Seattle; $75-$125 (mfws.shindigg.com).

Rummage sale, Auburn

SAT Clothing, collectibles, books, 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m., lunch available 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, Auburn First United Methodist Church, 100 N St. S.E., Auburn (auburnfirstumc.org).

Seattle/Tacoma Brides for a Cause Charity Wedding Dress Sale

SAT-SUN Hundreds of new and gently used wedding dresses, $150 and up; sneak peak, 11 a.m.-noon Saturday, $5; general admission noon-5 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday, free admission, Point Defiance Park, 5400 N. Pearl St., Tacoma (bridesforacause.com/road-show-april-11-12-2015-tacoma/).

Special interest

Captain Cook and the Northwest Passage

SAT Redmond Historical Society Speaker Series program using historic maps and the impact of Cook’s search for the fabled Northwest Passage., 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Old Redmond Schoolhouse Community Center, 16600 N.E. 80th St., Redmond; $5 suggested donation (redmondhistoricalsociety.org).


PACCAR Technical Center Open House

SAT Tour of test labs and Kenworth, Peterbilt truck manufacturing, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, 12479 Farm To Market Road, Mount Vernon; free (360-757-8311).

Travel events

Travel seminars

SAT Namibia, Botswana, Zambia, 10 a.m.; volunteer travel with a purpose, 1 p.m. Saturday, Savvy Traveler, 112 Fifth Ave. S., Edmonds; free, preregistration required (425-744-6076 or savvytravelstore.com).