A detailed, categorized calendar of events all over Seattle and Western Washington, Dec. 18-24, 2015.

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Animal events

Northwest Trek

FRI-SUN Discovery Tram Tour through Free-Roaming area to see animals including moose, deer, elk, bighorn sheep, trumpeter swans; animal exhibits, nature trails, Forest Cafe; up to four children ages 12 and younger free per paying adult, 9:30 a.m.-3 p.m. Friday-Monday and Dec. 26-31, Northwest Trek Wildlife Park, 11610 Trek Dr. E., Eatonville; $8.25-$19.75 (360-832-6117 or nwtrek.org).

Cool City Pets

SAT Small animals available for adoption including rabbits, hamsters, guinea pigs, rats, birds, reptiles, ferrets, mice, adoption fees $15-$40, 1-3 p.m. Saturday, Seattle Animal Shelter, 2061 15th Ave. W., Seattle (206-386-7387 or seattle.gov/animalshelter).

Caturday Saturdays

SAT Adoption fees waived for cats ages one year and older, 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Saturdays through Dec., Seattle Humane Society, 13212 S.E. Eastgate Way, Bellevue (425-641-0080 or seattlehumane.org).

Polar Bear Birthday Party

SAT Birthday treat and ice piles for polar bears, 11:30 a.m. Saturday, Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium, 5400 N. Pearl St., Tacoma; $6.75-$17 (253-591-5337 or pdza.org).

Cold Noses Sanctuary Tour

SAT Self-guided visit with animal residents and caretakers, ending at Pasado’s House for hot chocolate, vegan snacks; contributions support the animals and programs of Pasado’s Safe Haven, noon Saturday, 10131 Woods Lake Road, Monroe; $25 or $75/family of up to 5 people (360-793-9393 or pasadosafehaven.org/event/cold-noses-tour-2).

Seattle Animal Shelter Home for the Holidays

SAT-DEC. 31 Adoption special, $15 adoption fee for pets at least 6 months old, plus license fees, through Dec., noon-6 p.m. Tuesdays-Sundays; Open House with snacks, learn about the shelter, noon-6 p.m. Saturday, Seattle Animal Shelter, 2061 15th Ave. W., Seattle (206-386-7387 or seattleanimalshelter.org).

Home for the Holidays Cat and Kitten Adoption Event

SAT-SUN Cat and kitten adoption event for local rescues, all cats and kittens spay/neutered, microchipped and up to date on vaccinations, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday, Paddywack, 15415 Main St., Suite 104, Mill Creek Town Center, Mill Creek (communitycatcoalitionwa.org).

Skagit River Bald Eagle Interpretive Center

SAT-SUN Information on local bald eagles, souvenirs, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturdays-Sundays in December-January, with guided hikes along the Skagit River, 11 a.m., presentations, 1 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, Skagit River Bald Eagle Interpretive Center, 52809 Rockport Park Road, Rockport (360-853-7626 or skagiteagle.org/wordpress).

U.S. Forest Service Eagle Watcher Sites

SAT-SUN Mount Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest and North Cascades Institute staff sites with volunteers to provide information and help spot bald eagles through their spotting scopes and binoculars, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturdays-Sundays through Jan. 31, Howard Miller Steelhead Park, 52809 Rockport Park Road, Rockport; Milepost 100 Rest Area at Sutter Creek, State Route 20; and Marblemount Fish Hatchery (skagiteaglewatchers.wordpress.com).

Big Cat Holiday Celebration

TUE Big cats open their holiday presents as an enrichment activity, tigers, noon and 1 p.m.; cougars, 2 p.m. Tuesday, Cougar Mountain Zoo, 19525 S.E. 54th St., Issaquah; $10-$14 (425-391-5508 or cougarmountainzoo.org).


Skandia Dance

FRI Dance workshop, 7:30 p.m., dance to live Scandinavian music; 8:30 p.m. Friday, Cedar Valley Grange, 20526 52nd Ave. W., Lynnwood; $15, kids free (425-954-5262 or skandia-folkdance.org).

Holiday Salsa Dance Party

SAT Dance lesson, 3:30 p.m., dance or listen to salsa and Latin jazz music by Mambo Cadillac, for all ages, 4 p.m. Saturday, My World Dance and Fitness, 849 Hiawatha Pl. S., Seattle; $12 (206-861-2500 or myworld-df.com).

Northwest Dance Holiday Dance Party

SAT Zydeco dance lesson, 7:30 p.m., dance to swing music by all-women Moodswings Orchestra, bring snack to share, 8:30 p.m. Saturday, Swedish Club, 1920 Dexter Ave. N., Seattle; $20 (206-781-1238 or nwdance.net).

Christmas Dance

SAT Waltz lesson, no partner or experience needed, 7 p.m.; dance to DJ rock, ballroom, country, swing, Latin, Christmas music, Christmas attire and snacks to share suggested, for ages 18 and older, 8 p.m. Saturday, Rockin’ Horse Dance Barn, 11820 150th Ave. S.E., Renton; $12-$15 (425-917-1188).


Seattle Center Winterfest

FRI-MON Winter village and model train display, food vendors, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. daily, closing 4 p.m. Dec. 24, closed Dec. 25, Seattle Center Armory; entertainment including XMAS Maximus band, 12:30 p.m. Saturday, The Bobs, 12:30 p.m. Sunday; Seattle Center, Seattle (206-684-7200 or seattlecenter.com/winterfest).

Food events

Lutfisk and meatball dinner

FRI Traditional Scandinavian dinner, lutfisk Swedish style with white sauce, or Norwegian style with bacon and peas, 6:30 p.m. Friday, Swedish Club, 1920 Dexter Ave. N., Seattle; $30 (206-283-1090 or swedishclubnw.org).

Pancake Breakfast with Special Guest

SAT Pancakes, eggs, sausage, coffee, tea, juice, 8-11 a.m. Saturday; special guest former Seahawk Manu Tuiasosopa, 10-11:30 a.m.; all ages welcome, no reservations needed, Northshore Senior Center, 10201 E. Riverside Drive, Bothell; $5 (425-487-2441 or northshoreseniorcenter.org).

Meeker Mansion Santa Breakfast

SAT Pancakes, sausage, kids visit with Santa, 10 a.m. Saturday, Meeker Mansion, 312 Spring St., Puyallup; $12 by reservation (253-848-1770 or meekermansion.org).

Seattle’s Traditional Santa Breakfasts

SAT-SUN Santa, entertainment, benefits the Arthritis Foundation, 9:30 a.m. Saturday-Sunday, Sheraton Seattle Hotel, 1400 Sixth Ave., Seattle; $30-$55 by reservation (arthgwr.ejoinme.org/santabreakfast).

Christmas Eve Dinner Cruise

DEC. 24 See displays of holiday lights and the Seattle skyline, music, 4-course dinner, 6 p.m. Dec. 24, Waterways Cruises, 2441 N. Northlake Way, Seattle; $50-$91 (206-223-2060 or waterwayscruises.com).

Holiday Tea at Hotel Sorrento

ONGOING Fireside Room teas, sweets, pastries, seatings at 10 a.m., noon, 2 p.m. daily, Sorrento Hotel, 900 Madison St., Seattle; $16-$45, reservations required (206-343-6156 or hotelsorrento.com/menu/afternoon-tea).

Holiday events

Winter Festival

FRI Games, snacks, 5 p.m. Friday, High Point Community Center and Field, 6920 34th Ave. S.W., Seattle; free (206-684-7422).

Snowflake Fest

FRI Carnival games, craft activities, 6 p.m. Friday, Ravenna-Eckstein Community Center, 6535 Ravenna Ave. N.E., Seattle; $3/person or $12/family (206-684-7534).

Winter Wonderland Party

FRI Crafts, photos, visit from the North Pole, 6 p.m. Friday, International District/Chinatown Community Center, 719 Eighth Ave. S., Seattle; $1/per child (206-233-0042).

Woodland Park Zoo WildLights

FRI-WED Wild animals and wild places light displays, reindeer, music, activities, 5:30-8:30 p.m. daily through Jan. 3, closed Dec. 24-25, Woodland Park Zoo, 5500 Phinney Ave. N., Seattle; $6.95-$9.95 (206-548-2500 or zoo.org).

Christmas Ship

FRI-WED Christmas Ship Festival boats with choir performances, 7:30 p.m. Friday, Fishermen’s Terminal northwest dock; decorated boats join for floating parade through Fremont Cut, 8 p.m. Friday; 8:40 p.m., Westward & Little Gull, North Northlake Way; 4 p.m. Saturday, O.O. Denny Park; 8:25 p.m. Saturday, Juanita Beach Park; 9:25 p.m. Saturday, Log Boom Park; 3:40 p.m. Sunday, Kirkland Marina; 4:40 p.m. Sunday, Madison Park; 9:35 p.m. Sunday, Madrona Beach; 8:55 p.m. Monday, Magnuson Park; 7:45 p.m. p.m. Tuesday, Carillon Point; 9:05 p.m. Tuesday, Meydenbauer Beach; 3:50 p.m. Wednesday, Waverly Beach; 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, Yarrow Point; 8:45 p.m. Wednesday, Portage Bay Park; 9:45 p.m. Wednesday festival finale, Gas Works Park, Gas Works Park, 2101 N. Northlake Way, Seattle (206-623-1445 or argosycruises.com).

Holiday With Lights

FRI-WED Holiday light and sound displays, amusement rides, Santa, Toyland for ages 12 and younger, food vendors, 5-10 p.m. Friday-Wednesday, Dec. 26-31 and Jan. 1-2; Wild Waves Theme Park, 36201 Enchanted Parkway S., Federal Way; $9.99-$14.99, parking $10-$20 (253-661-8000 or wildwaves.com).

Issaquah Reindeer Festival

FRI-WED See Santa and his reindeer, 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m. daily through Dec. 23, proceeds benefit zoo animals and education programs, Cougar Mountain Zoo, 19525 S.E. 54th St., Issaquah; $10-$14 (425-391-5508 or cougarmountainzoo.org).


FRI-WED Light displays with featuring animal themes; camel rides, carousel, gift shop, aquarium, 5-9 p.m. Friday-Wednesday and Dec. 25-Jan. 3, Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium, 5400 N. Pearl St., Tacoma; $5-$10, ages 2 and younger free (253-591-5337 or pdza.org).

The Lights of Christmas

FRI-WED Holiday festival with 1 million lights, five entertainment stages, children’s activities, food vendors, 5-10 p.m. Friday-Wednesday and Dec. 26-29; overnight packages and holiday theater tickets available, Warm Beach Christian Camps & Conference Center, 20800 Marine Drive, Stanwood; $11-$16, ages 3 and younger free; pay what you can, at the gate only, Dec. 28-29 (800-228-6724 or warmbeachlights.com).

Holiday Carousel and Winter Village

FRI-DEC. 24 Holiday carousel, proceeds benefit Treehouse for foster kids, 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Friday10 a.m.-10 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Sundays, 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Mondays-Wednesday; special hours, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Dec. 24, closed Dec. 25, hours vary Dec. 26-Jan. 1; $3/suggested donation; Winter village with music performances, food trucks, children’s activities, Westlake Park, 401 Pine St., Seattle (holidaysinseattle.com).

North Pole at the Fair

FRI-DEC. 24 Santa’s house with office, library full of Christmas themed children’s books, Mrs. Claus Candy Store and Kitchen, workshop, toy museum, media den showing Christmas movies, Elf Village activities, Santa photos available by reservation or day of visit; 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Friday; 9 a.m.-9 p.m. Saturday-Sunday; 9 a.m.-8 p.m. Monday-Wednesday, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Dec. 24, Washington State Fair Events Center, 110 Ninth Ave. S.W., Puyallup; $5/admission, under age 2 free; additional charge for Santa photos, Santa’s workshop craft and food (253-841-5045 or northpoleatthefair.com)

Holiday Season at Sea-Tac Airport

FRI-DEC. 24 Music, Santa, parade 9:30 a.m. daily in Central Terminal, free gift wrapping, donations to USO suggested, 6 a.m.-2 p.m. Friday-Dec. 24, post-security area, Sea-Tac Airport, 17801 International Blvd., SeaTac (portseattle.org/about/contact).

Festivals of Light Around the World

SAT Learn about St. Lucia Day, Winter Solstice, Loi Krathong, Diwali and other festivals, for ages 3 and older with adult, 2 p.m. Saturday, Muckleshoot Library, 39917 Auburn Enumclaw Road S.E., Auburn (253-931-6779 or kcls.org).

Madison Park Holiday Celebration

SUN Holiday party with food, beverages, live music, 3:30 p.m., Madison Park Bathhouse; bonfire, Christmas ships, 4:40 p.m. Sunday, Madison Park, East Madison Street and 43rd Avenue East, Seattle (206-497-2666).

Candy Cane Lane

ONGOING Walk or drive through on street of decorated houses, 4-11 p.m. daily through Jan. 1, north of Ravenna Boulevard at 21st Avenue Northeast, Seattle; free, food bank donations appreciated.

Teddy Bear Suite

ONGOING Decorated teddy bear wonderland room, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Mondays-Thursdays, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Friday, Saturdays, Sunday, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Dec. 24, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Dec. 25-27, Fairmont Olympic Hotel, 411 University St., Seattle; free, donations collected for Seattle Children’s Hospital (fairmont.com/seattle/activities-services/events-calendar).

Gingerbread Village

ONGOING Display of creations made of candies and treats with “May The Holidays Be With You” theme inspired by scenes from Star Wars movies, on display 24 hours a day through Jan. 3, Sheraton Seattle Hotel, 1400 Sixth Ave., Seattle; free donations collected for JDRF Northwest Chapter for research for a cure for type 1 diabetes (gingerbreadvillage.myevent.com).

Garden d’Lights

ONGOING Garden and holiday themed light sculptures, 4:30-9:30 p.m. daily through Jan. 2, Bellevue Botanical Garden, 12001 Main St., Bellevue; $5, ages 10 and younger free; advance tickets available (425-452-6844 or gardendlights.org).

Clam Lights

ONGOING Clam Lights display, 5-9 p.m. nightly through Jan. 1, Gene Coulon Memorial Beach Park, 1201 Lake Washington Blvd. N., Renton (ivars.com).

Ice skating

Winterfest Ice Rink

ONGOING Ice skating, 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Friday-Saturday, 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Sunday-Wednesday, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Dec. 24, closed Dec. 25, 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Dec. 26, 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Dec. 27-30, 11 a.m.-11:30 p.m. Dec. 31, 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Jan. 1-2, 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Jan. 3, Fisher Pavilion, Seattle Center; $2-$7 includes skate rental (206-684-7200 or seattlecenter.com/winterfest).

Magic Season Ice Arena

ONGOING Covered, open-air ice arena, food concessions, 3-11 p.m. Friday; 10 a.m.-11 p.m. Saturday-Wednesday; 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Dec. 24-25; 10 a.m.-11 p.m. Dec. 26-Jan. 2; hours vary through Jan. 10, Bellevue Downtown Park, 10201 N.E. Fourth St., Bellevue; $9-$12 includes skate rental; $3 off if bringing your own skates (bellevuedowntown.com).

Redmond Synthetic Skating Rink

ONGOING Skate on synthetic ice, 3-8 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m. -8 p.m. Saturday, 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Sunday, 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Monday-Wednesday, 8 a.m.-6 p.m. Dec. 24, 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Dec. 26 and mall hours through Jan. 3, Redmond Town Center, 7525 166th Ave. N.E., Redmond; $7/ages 5 and older, includes skates or bring your own (redmondtowncenter.com/events).

Polar Plaza

ONGOING Ice skating rink, live music, noon-10 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Sunday, noon-10 p.m. Monday-Dec. 24, 4-10 p.m. Dec. 25, hours vary through Jan. 10, Tollefson Plaza, South 17th Street and Pacific Avenue, Tacoma; $4-$8, skate rental $2 (253-305-1022 or polarplaza.com).

Museum events

Seattle Children’s Museum

FRI-SUN Blue Fridays special admission rate, $12/adult and child pair, with wearing any clothing or homemade craft supporting the Seahawks, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday; explore activities of winter solstice celebrations from around the world, including performances exploring Santa/St. Nicholas, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday-Sunday; Seattle Children’s Museum, Seattle Center Armory, Seattle; $7.25-$8.25 (206-441-1768 or thechildrensmuseum.org).

EMP Museum

SAT Marathon screenings of one of the worst movies ever made, “Santa Claus Conquers the Martians,” 11 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Saturday; exhibits include “Hello! Exploring the Supercute World of Hello Kitty,” “Wild Blue Angel: Hendrix Abroad 1966-1970,” “Infinite Worlds of Science Fiction,” “Indie Game Revolution,” “We Are 12” and “Fantasy: Worlds of Myth and Magic;” 10 a.m.-5 p.m. daily, closing 4 p.m. Dec. 24, closed Dec. 25, extended hours, 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Dec. 26-30, EMP Museum, 325 Fifth Ave. N., Seattle; $16-$25, ages 4 and younger free (206-770-2700 or empmuseum.org).

Dim Sum Dialogues

SAT Music, art, dancing, poetry, stories and community building among queer people of color and their allies, 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Seattle Asian Art Museum, 1400 E. Prospect St., Seattle (206-654-3100).

Living Voices

SAT Living Voices “Within the Silence” live action and archival film on the effects of the 1942 Executive Order through the eyes of one Japanese-American family, 2 and 3 p.m. Saturday, Museum of History & Industry (MOHAI), 860 Terry Ave. N., Seattle; $14-$17, ages 14 and younger free (206-324-1126 or mohai.org).

Fire & Ice Festival, Museum of Glass

SAT Christmas in Arendelle Scandinavian and “Frozen” crafts, 1-4 p.m. Saturday, Museum of Glass, 1801 E. Dock St., Tacoma; $5-$15 (253-284-2130 or museumofglass.org/).

Diving Santa

SAT-SUN See Santa diving in the window on Washington Waters exhibit, noon-3 p.m. Saturday-Sunday; family concert with local bands, 1:30 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, The Seattle Aquarium, 1483 Alaskan Way, Pier 59, Seattle; $15.95-$22.95, ages 3 and younger free (206-386-4300 or seattleaquarium.org).

Chihuly Garden and Glass

SUN Seasonal Sundays musical performances, local artists, children’s activities, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Sunday, Chihuly Garden and Glass, 305 Harrison St., Seattle; $17-$22 (206-753-4984 or chihulygardenandglass.com/).

Bonsai Solstice

SUN Museum illuminated by candlelight, bring a flashlight, 4-7 p.m. Sunday, Pacific Bonsai Museum, 2515 S 336th St., Federal Way; free (253-353-7345 or pacificbonsaimuseum.org).

Holiday Village

ONGOING Holiday Village display, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Friday-Dec. 24 and Dec. 26-27, Dec. 29-31, Jan. 2-3, Bloedel Reserve, 7571 Dolphin Drive N.E., Bainbridge Island; $5-$15 (206-842-7631 or bloedelreserve.org).

Park events

Deep Forest Experience

FRI-SUN Guided 30-45 minute forest hikes, 10 and 11 a.m., noon, 1 p.m. Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays through Feb. 14; ADA-accessible trail; Discovery Center refreshments, displays, nature videos, craft activities, information about viewing bald eagles in the area, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Fridays-Sundays, Rockport State Park, Milepost 96.5, Highway 20, Rockport; annual Discover Pass or $10 day pass required for parking (parks.wa.gov).

Seward Park Scavenger Hunt/Holiday crafting

SAT Follow clues for nature discovery in the park, prize for visiting six sites, all ages welcome, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, $5/team (brownpapertickets.com/event/2469582); holiday craft activities for all ages to celebrate birds and winter, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, free; Seward Park Audubon Center, 5902 Lake Washington Boulevard S., Seattle (206-652-2444).

Mount Rainier in Winter

ONGOING Snowplay area at Paradise open weekends and holidays when there is at least 5 feet of snowpack, soft sliding devices only; limited supply of snowshoes available for rental at Longmire General Store, conditions permitting; Longmire Museum, 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. daily; Longmire General Store, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. daily; National Park Inn Dining Room, 7 a.m.-7 p.m. Monday-Friday, 7 a.m.-8 p.m. Saturdays-Sundays; Henry M. Jackson Memorial Visitor Center at Paradise, 10 a.m.-4:15 p.m. Saturdays-Sundays; all vehicles entering the park required to carry tire chains; call to confirm road and facility status and weather conditions; $20/vehicle fee (360-569-2211 or nps.gov/mora).

Hurricane Ridge in Winter

ONGOING Hurricane Ridge Road open 9 a.m.-sunset Fridays-Sundays and holiday Mondays, weather permitting; cars required to carry tire chains; Visitors Center open when road is open Hurricane Ridge Visitors Center, off Highway 101, 18 miles outside Port Angeles, Port Angeles (360-565-3131 or nps.gov/olym).


Music at Third Place Commons

FRI-SAT Rainy City Riff Raft swing, 7:30 p.m. Friday; Seattle Women’s Jazz Orchestra, 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Third Place Commons, 17171 Bothell Way N.E., Lake Forest Park (thirdplacecommons.org).

Swing Into Christmas

SAT Community concert for all ages with Moonlight Swing Orchestra, beer and wine available, 1 p.m. Saturday, East County Senior Center, 276 Sky River Parkway, Monroe; $7-$9 (360-794-6359 or eastcountyseniorcenter.org).

Puget Sound Traditional Jazz Society

SUN Dixieland jazz for listening and dancing with Ray Skjelbred and The Yeti Chasers, 1 p.m. Sunday, Ballard Elks Club, 6411 Seaview Ave. N.W., Seattle; $15 (pstjs.org).


Holiday Fun Run

SAT Magnuson Series 5K, 10K, 15K, team run, Kids’ Dash, hot beverage bar, 10 a.m. Saturday, Magnuson Park, 7400 Sand Point Way N.E., Seattle; $3-$29 (magnusonseries.org).

12K’s of Christmas Holiday Run

SUN Holiday-themed 12K and 5K run/walk with food, music, holiday costume contest, free kids’ dash for ages 10 and younger, 9:30 a.m. Sunday, Heritage Park, Waverly Way at Market Street, Kirkland; $35-$50 (206-729-9972 or promotionevents.com/12Ks/12K_Info.htm).

Jingle Bell Run, Tacoma

DEC. 24 Three-mile, chip-timed run for all ages, jingle bells and candy canes, waves at 10 a.m. and noon Dec. 24; holiday costume contests, ugly sweater, overall costume, group/family costume, best dog costume; Wright Park, 501 S. I St., Tacoma; $10 through Dec. 22, $20 day of race (metroparkstacoma.org/jingle).


A Very Vintage Market

SAT Vintage items, arts and craft from 50 vendors, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Lake City Community Center, 12531 28th Ave. N.E., Seattle (facebook.com/GroovyGirlfriendsVintageMarket/timeline).

Market Sasquatch Saturdays

SAT Sasquatch photo booth, cooking demos, music performances, noon-2 p.m. Saturday, Pike Place Market, 1501 Pike Place, Seattle (pikeplacemarket.org).

Special interest

“Star Wars: The Force Awakens” celebration

FRI Activities for all ages including light saber and origami Yoda crafts, costumes welcome, 4 p.m. Friday; adult Star Wars Trivia challenge, 5:30 p.m. Friday, University Book Store Mill Creek, 15311 Main St., Mill Creek; free (425-385-3530).

Libros y mas

SAT Community celebration of Seattle’s Latino communities with music, poetry, arts activities, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, South Park Seattle Public Library Branch, 8604 Eighth Ave. S., Seattle (206-684-4089 or spl.org).

Book Launch Party

SUN Author Sarah Galvin celebrates “The Best Party of Our Lives,” collection of true stories about gay weddings and how LGBT couples have overcome cultural and personal obstacles to make wedding traditions their own, 7 p.m. Sunday, Richard Hugo House, 1634 11th Ave., Seattle; free (206-322-7030 or hugohouse.org).


Victorian Open Parlor Tours

SAT Tour Port Townsend’s decorated 19th Century buildings and homes with historically costumed docents, music, treats, 1 p.m. Saturday, Old Consulate Inn, 313 Walker Street, Port Townsend; $15, reservations recommended (360-301-5884 or vicfest.org/yule).


Discussion on Syrian refugees in Washington state

SAT Hosted by The Churchhill Society, speakers, Global Panel on Migration and Displaced Peoples, National Panel on Immigration Law and Public Opinion, discussions, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, St. Mark’s Episcopal Cathedral, 1245 10th Ave. E., Seattle; $5-$10 (860-608-8537 or eventbrite.co.uk/e/why-my-state-wont-close-its-doors-to-syrian-refugees-tickets-19814079445).

Hour of Code computer science workshops

SUN-MON Introduction to computer science coding basics for all ages 4 and older, no experience needed, 2 p.m. Sunday, Wallingford Branch Library, 1501 35th Ave. N.E., Seattle, preregister (206-684-7539); 11 a.m. Monday, Delridge Community Center, 4501 Delridge Way S.W., Seattle, no registration needed (206-684-7423 or spl.org/hourofcode).