A detailed, categorized calendar of events all over Seattle and Western Washington, April 24-30, 2015.

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Animal events

Marine Mammal Mania

SAT-SUN Activities, talks to learn about sea otters, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, The Seattle Aquarium, 1483 Alaskan Way, Pier 59, Seattle; $14.95-$21.95 (206-386-4300 or seattleaquarium.org).

National Adopt a Shelter Pet Day

APR. 30 Half off adoption fee for all pets, 11 a.m.-8 p.m. April 30, Seattle Humane Society, 13212 S.E. Eastgate Way, Bellevue; (425-541-0080 or seattlehumane.org).


Seattle Empty Bowls

SAT Choose a bowl created by local artists to be filled with soup, including vegan options, entertainment, silent auction, all proceeds benefit Ballard Food Bank, 4-7 p.m. Saturday, Nordic Heritage Museum, 3014 N.W. 67th St., Seattle; $20 (seattleemptybowls.org).

Can Do 5K

SAT Flat, scenic run benefits local families with children with special needs, 8:30 a.m. Saturday, Seattle Times North Creek, 19200 120th Ave. N.E., Bothell; $40 (cando5k.org).

Bellevue Chamber Chorus “Sipping and Song”

SAT Wine, appetizers, desserts, silent auction, performance to benefit Bellevue Chamber Chorus, 7 p.m. Saturday, Matthews Winery, 16116 140th Place N.E., Woodinville; $50 (425-881-0445 or bellevuechamberchorus.org).

Call To The Wild Gala Dinner and Auction

SAT Dinner, auction, 5 p.m. Saturday, Kiana Lodge, 14976 Sandy Hook Rd. N.E., Poulsbo; $110-$150 (206-855-9057 or westsoundwildlife.org).

Dining Out for Life

APR. 30 Local restaurants donate 30-50% of proceeds to Lifelong community health organization providing services for people with chronic illnesses including HIV and AIDS, April 30, Seattle (diningoutforlife.com/seattle).


Seven Vistas, Three Hills

SAT Cascade Bicycle Club 14 mile, easy pace ride, all riders welcome, to scenic spots, lunch/snack break, 11 a.m. Saturday, Northwest African American Museum, 2300 S. Massachusetts St., Seattle (cascade.org/node/21019).

Flower Power

SAT Cascade Bicycle Club 24 mile, leisurely paced ride with stop at Seattle Japanese Garden, 10 a.m. Saturday, Log Boom Park, 61st Avenue Northeast and Northeast 175th Street, Kenmore; steady rain cancels (cascade.org/node/20853).

Pedal it Forward

PLAN AHEAD Kathi Goertzen Foundation scenic 33-mile ride to raise money for brain tumor and brain cancer research, 8:30 a.m. May 2, Church of the Ascension, 2330 Viewmont Way W., Seattle; $30 includes lunch, $150 minimum fundraising/donation requested (kathigh.ejoinme.org/?tbid=580025).


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).

Zumbathon Fundraiser for Eastgate Cooperative Preschool

SAT Dance party with several Zumba instructors to raise funds for Eastgate Cooperative Preschool (ECP), for ages 14 and older, no experience necessary; bring water, a towel, wear comfortable clothing and athletic shoes, 2-4 p.m. Saturday, Lake Hills Elementary, 14310 S.E. 12th St., Bellevue; $20 at the door (sites.google.com/site/eastgatecp/fundraising-donations).

Sno-King International Folk Dance Club

SAT Folk dancing Spring Fling Dance Party with live music, potluck snacks, wear spring colors, 7 p.m. Saturday, Cedar Valley Grange, 20526 52nd Ave. W., Lynnwood; $7 (206-524-7360 or sno-king.org).


Cherry Blossom and Japanese Cultural Festival

FRI-SUN Japanese food, taiko drumming, art demonstration, calligraphy demonstrations, activities for all ages, gift shop, book sale, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Friday-Sunday, Seattle Center, Seattle (206-684-7200 or seattlecenter.com).

Holland Happening

FRI-SUN Celebration of Dutch Heritage, exhibits, carnival, food and craft vendors, Friday-Sunday, parade, 11 a.m. Saturday, Oak Harbor (360-675-3755 or oakharborchamber.com).

Kelsey Creek Farm Sheep Shearing

SAT Sheep shorn of their winter coats, spinning demonstrations, children’s craft activities, tractor/wagon rides, pony rides, food vendors, animal viewing areas, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Kelsey Creek Farm Park, 410 130th Place S.E., Bellevue; charges vary for food and activities, cash only; parking and shuttle service available starting at 10:45 a.m. at Wilburton Park & Rive, 720 114th Ave. S.E., and Bannerwood Sports Park, 1630 132nd Ave. S.E., Bellevue (425-452-7688).

Seattle Chinese Garden Peony and Bamboo Festival

SAT-SUN Lion Dance, 11 a.m. Saturday, Luoyang Tree Peony Garden in bloom, tree peonies and specialty bamboo from local growers available for purchase, talks and demonstrations on plant care, painting demonstrations by Chinese artists, bamboo flute music, art and crafts vendors, activities for children, Chinese food vendors, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, Seattle Chinese Garden, 6000 16th Ave. S.W., Seattle; suggested donation $5/adults (206-934-5219 or seattlechinesegarden.org).

Seattle Yacht Club Opening Day

PLAN AHEAD Opening day of boating season celebration with “Myths & Monsters” theme; Windermere Cup crew races, 10:30 a.m.; parade of boats, noon May 2, Montlake Cut, Seattle (seattleyachtclub.org).

Food events

Arcade Lights

FRI Food, craft beer and wine, portion of proceeds benefits Market Foundation charities, 7 p.m. Friday, Pike Place Market, 1501 Pike Place, Seattle; $60-$120 (206-682-7453 or pikeplacemarketfoundation.org/arcade-lights).

Beer Fest Fundraiser

SAT Beer tastes, bratwurst lunch, commemorative glass, proceeds support Seattle RiteCare child speech and language services, noon-5 p.m. Saturday, Scottish Rite Masonic Center, 1207 N. 152nd St., Shoreline; $30-$35 (206-324-6293 or ritecarewa.org/beer-festival-fundraiser).

Wine and Cheese Weekend

SAT-SUN Bainbridge Island artisan winemakers pair wine with local cheesemakers, noon Saturday-Sunday, Bainbridge Island; $5 (bainbridgewineries.com).


Spring Bloom Plant Sale

SAT Plant sale in partnership with Molbak’s, garden tours, kids’ ladybug release, 9 a.m. Saturday, Chihuly Garden and Glass, 305 Harrison St., Seattle; $12-$20 (chihulygardenandglass.com/events/spring-bloom-plant-sale).

Olympic Manor Garden Club Plant Sale

SAT Garden plants at bargain prices, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, 2309 N.W. 86th Street, Seattle; free (olympicmanor.org)

Eastside Edible Plant Sale

SAT 30 tomato varieties, peppers, lettuce, veggies, herbs, 9:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, Master Gardener Demonstration Garden, 15416 S.E. 16th St., Bellevue (425-485-5942).

Alderwood Garden Club Plant Sale

SAT Perennials, veggie starts, Master Gardeners available, proceeds support scholarships, 9 a.m. Saturday, Lynnwwod Eagles Aerie 2888, 9223 Hwy. 99, Lynnwood (425-745-0930).

Lake Forest Park Plant Sale

SAT Local plants, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., Lake Forest Park Elementary School, 18500 37th Ave. N.E., Lake Forest Park (206-362-5475).

Lakeshore Garden Club Spring Plant Sale

SAT Annuals, perennials including tomatoes, hostas, native plants, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Lakeshore Garden Club, 5724 N.E. 190th St., Kenmore (lakeshoregardenclub.weebly.com).

Snohomish Garden Club Plant Sale

SAT Many varieties of perennials, annuals, blooming flora, water-garden plants, small trees and shrubs, proceeds support community projects and horticulture scholarships for local students, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., 9 a.m. Saturday, The Farm at Swan’s Trail, 7301 Rivershore Road, Snohomish (snohomishgardenclub.com).

Marine Hills Garden Club Sale

SAT Annuals, perennials, native plants, shrubs, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, 29301 Seventh Pl. S., Federal Way (253-839-4413).


SAT-SUN Edibles, annuals, perennials by dozens of specialty nurseries, proceeds benefit Washington Park Arboretum maintenance and education programs, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Sunday, Magnuson Park, 7400 Sand Point Way N.E., Seattle (206-325-4510 or arboretumfoundation.org).

Seattle Dahlia Society Tuber and Plant Sale

SAT-SUN Hundreds of locally grown dahlia tubers and plants, information on selecting and growing, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Sunday, Country Village, 23732 Bothell-Everett Highway, Bothell (seattledahliasociety.org).

Open Sunday: Rhododendron Preview

SUN Mini-tours to see blooms of spring, 2-4 p.m. Sunday, Dunn Gardens, 13533 Northshire Road N.W., Shoreline; by donation (206-362-0933 or dunngardens.org).

Master Gardener Plant Sale

PLAN AHEAD Plant sale, veggies, herbs, perennials, trees, shrubs by Master Gardeners local vendors, 20-minute consultations with garden designers available, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. May 2, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. May 3; Plant sale preview party with wine, appetizers, speakers, 5:30-8 p.m. May 1, $30 by reservation, Center for Urban Horticulture, 3501 N.E. 41st St., Seattle (mgfkc.org).


Scrapbook Expo

FRI-SAT Scrapbooking exhibits, vendors, seminars, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. April 24, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. April 25, All day Friday-Saturday, Washington State Fair Events Center, 110 Ninth Ave. S.W., Puyallup; $8-$15, preregister for some events and activities (253-841-5045 or scrapbookexpo.com).

Scale Miniature Model Hobby Show and Contest

SAT Scale miniature models of aircraft, fighting vehicles, ships, SciFi, automobiles, historical figures, vendors, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, Renton Community Center, 1715 Maple Valley Highway, Renton; $5-$10 (ipms-seattle.org/springshow/index.php).

Rock and Gem Show

SAT-SUN West Seattle Rock Club “Earth Treasures“ rock, gem and mineral exhibits, vendors, activities for kids, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, Alki Masonic Hall, 4736 40th Ave. S.W., Seattle; free (206-932-3292 or westseattlerockclub.org/wsrcgemshow.htm).

Grand Puyallup RV Show

APR. 30-MAY 5 Local RV and manufactured homes dealers, seminars, 11 a.m.-8 p.m. April 30-May 1, 10 a.m.-8 p.m. May 2, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. May 5, Washington State Fair Events Center, 110 Ninth Ave. S.W., Puyallup; $7-$10, ages 17 and younger free with adult (253-841-5045 or puyalluprvshow.com).

Museum events

Teen Action Fair

SAT Youth-led celebration showcasing young leaders inspiring positive change. with entertainment, speakers, displays, learn about volunteer opportunities, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Visitor Center, 440 Fifth Ave. N., Seattle; free, preregister (bit.ly/teenactionfairRSVP).

Hands-On Day May Baskets

SAT Find out about May Day celebrations, make a May basket, 11 a.m. Saturday, Shoreline Historical Museum, 18501 Linden Ave. N., Shoreline; free (206-542-7111 or shorelinehistoricalmuseum.org).

Dance Around the World

SAT-SUN Dance performances from cultures around the world, story times, 10:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, The Children’s Museum, Seattle Center Armory, Seattle; $7-$8.25 (206-441-1768 or thechildrensmuseum.org).

Black Journalists Group Community Forum

WED Panel of local media professionals, civil rights activists and academics discuss “The Role of the Media in the New Civil Rights Era,” 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Northwest African American Museum, 2300 S. Massachusetts Sr., Seattle; free, preregistration required (sabjonline.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).

Pacific Bonsai Museum

ONGOING Contemporary and traditional bonsai from around the world, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesdays through Sundays, tours 1 p.m. Sundays, Pacific Bonsai Museum, 2515 S 336th St., Federal Way; free (253-353-7345 or pacificbonsaimuseum.org).

Paddle sports

Jetty Island sound rowers race

SAT Race, 5 miles, registration opens 8:15 a.m., meeting 9:15 a.m., 8:15 a.m. Saturday, Jety Island, Everett; $10-$20 (soundrowers.org).

Park events

Bird tour

SAT Walk to see birds in varied part habitats, bring binoculars if you have them, for adults and ages 8 and older accompanied by adult, 8 a.m. Saturday, Discovery Park, 3801 W. Government Way, Seattle; $3, preregister (206-386-4237 or seattle.gov/parks).

Family Scavenger Hunt

SAT Earn points for finding native plant species, making art, completing challenges, 10 a.m. Saturday, Pigeon Point Park, 1901 S.W. Genesee St., Seattle; free (naturec.org/forest-hikes).

Native Plants in Our Lives

SUN Learn how local Native Americans developed plant technology for survival, native plant ID, artifacts, outdoor walk, for ages 12 and older, 2 p.m. Sunday, Lewis Creek Park and Visitor Center, 5808 Lakemont Blvd. S.E., Bellevue; free (425-452-4195).


Irish music and culture

SAT-SUN Music by four Forest Ridge Choirs, 7 p.m. Saturday; Irish performers Owen and Moley O’Suilleabhain, 4 p.m. Sunday, Sacred Heart Chapel, Forest Ridge, 4800 139th Ave. S.E., Bellevue; $10-$15 (425-641-0700 orforestridge.org/page).


Seattle Urban Trek

SAT Benefiting the Seattle Children’s Research Institute, teams of three race a 6-7 mile course with checkpoints hosting mystery cognitive or physical challenges, 7 a.m. Saturday, Safeco Field, 1250 First Ave., Seattle; $135-$170/team (seattleurbantrek.com).

Run With Faith 5K

SAT Run 5K or 10K on trails and sidewalks, proceeds benefit Compassion House of Issaquah, 10 a.m. Saturday, Issaquah Christian Church, 10328 Issaquah-Hobart Road S.E., Issaquah; $20 (runwithfaith.org).

Fiesta 5K Ole

PLAN AHEAD Fun run, benefits Seafair Foundation charities, 9:30 a.m., Taco Truck Challenge party, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. May 2, Volunteer Park, Seattle; $33/through April 30, $44/day of event (fiesta5kole.com).


Rummage sale

FRI-SAT Sale to benefit local and world outreach, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, Lake City Christian Church, 1933 N.E. 125th St., Seattle (206-522-3567).

Woodinville Unitarian Universalist Church Rummage Sale

FRI-SAT Clothing, toys, housewares, games, books, movies, sporting goods, tools, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Friday-Saturday, Woodinville Unitarian Universalist Church, 19020 Woodinville-Duvall Road, Woodinville (wuuc.org).

Nor-King Craft Fair

FRI-SAT Crafts, bake sale, deli lunch, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, First Lutheran Church of Richmond Beach, 18354 Eighth Ave. N.E., Shoreline (425-420-8097).

LeMay Wine & Chocolate Affair

FRI-SAT Chocolate and candy vendors and other specialty gift shopping, includes wineglass and five tastes, 4-9 p.m., 4 p.m. Friday-Saturday, LeMay Marymount Event Center, 325 152nd St. E., Tacoma; $25. $10/designated drivers (253-272-2336 or lemaymarymount.org).

Latvian Communtiy Center Rummage Sale

FRI-SUN Toys, electronics, dishes, house wares, clothes, tools, books, sporting goods, small furniture and appliances, plants, jewelry, ethnic items, collectibles, special Latvian items, bake sale, 9:30 a.m.-7 p.m. Friday, 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, noon-4 p.m. Sunday, Latvian Cultural Center, 11710 Third Ave. N.E., Seattle (seattlelatviancenter.com).

Federal Way Libraries Used Book Sale

SAT-SUN Book bargains to benefit the library, 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Saturday, noon-5 p.m. Sunday, Federal Way Library, 34200 First Way S., Federal Way (253-838-3666 or kcls.org).

Special interest

Repair Cafe

SAT Learn how common electronics work and how to fix them, bring broken appliances, computers, tools and gadgets to learn how to fix them, noon-4 p.m. Saturday, Greenwood Library, 8016 Greenwood Ave. N., Seattle (206-684-4086).

Shaping Seattle Architecture

SAT UW Professor Jeffrey Ochsner lectures on the development of downtown Seattle, 1880-1935, 1 p.m. Saturday, Seattle Central Library, 1000 Fourth Ave., Seattle; free (spl.org).


Northwest Green Home Tour

SAT-SUN Self-guided tour features 30 new homes and remodels in the Seattle area, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday-Sunday; free (nwgreenhometour.org).

Travel events

Travel seminar

SAT Rick Steves’ Europe hosts Village Italy, 10 a.m. Saturday, Edmonds Theater, 415 Main St., Edmonds; free, preregistration required (425-771-0833 or ricksteves.com).

Travel seminar

SAT Favorite spots in Africa, 10 a.m. Saturday, Savvy Traveler, 112 Fifth Ave. S., Edmonds; free, preregistration required (425-744-6076 or savvytravelstore.com).

Travel Italy: Sorrento and the Amalfi Coast

MON Adventure On Travel seminar, 7 p.m. Monday, Issaquah Library, 10 W. Sunset Way, Issaquah; free (adventureontravel.com).


Keep Issaquah Beautiful

SAT Individuals and groups needed to pick up litter, plant flowers and other projects at many locations, tools, snacks provided, 9 a.m.-noon Saturday, Issaquah (425-274-8558 or issaquah360.com/keep-issaquah-beautiful-attention-all-volunteers).

Camp Korey Family Volunteer Day

SAT Work on projects including painting, working in the garden, cleaning lodges, 10 a.m. Saturday, Camp Korey, 28901 N.E. Carnation Farm Road, Carnation; preregister (425-844-3190 or campkorey.org/volunteers).

Downtown Volunteer Fair

SUN Explore ways to volunteer with 50 social service agencies, special sessions on immigration, homelessness and volunteerism, 1 p.m. Sunday, Christ Our Hope Catholic Church, 1902 Second Ave., Seattle (206-448-8826 or annualdowntownvolunteerfair.org).

Spring Restoration Day

SUN Work removing invasive plants, mulching, gloves and tools provided or bring your own, all ages and ability levels welcome, 10 a.m. Sunday, Volunteer Park, 1247 15th Ave. E., Seattle (on.fb.me/1C2S07c).