A detailed, categorized calendar of events all over Seattle and Western Washington, Jan. 8-14, 2016.
The Reptile Man
SAT Second Saturday Spectacular hosts The Reptile Man for kids and adults, kids’ reptile art, 3 p.m. Saturday, University Heights Center, 5031 University Way N.E., Seattle; free (206-527-4278 or uheightscenter.org).
Animal Storytime & Crafts
SAT-SUN Learn about loons that live in the watershed, story time and craft projects, all ages welcome, 1:30 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, Cedar River Watershed Education Center, 19901 Cedar Falls Road S.E., North Bend; free (206-733-9421 or seattle.gov/util/EnvironmentConservation/OurWatersheds/CedarRiverWatershed/ProgramsTours/index.htm).
Skagit River Bald Eagle Interpretive Center
SAT-SUN Information on local bald eagles, souvenirs, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturdays-Sundays in Jan., with guided hikes along the Skagit River, 11 a.m., informative presentations, 1 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, Skagit River Bald Eagle Interpretive Center, 52809 Rockport Park Road, Rockport (360-853-7626 or skagiteagle.org/wordpress); related activities include Native American History, Storytelling, Music and More event with Native American storytelling, music and arts, crafts and food vendors, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, Marblemount Community Hall, 60055 State Route 20, Marblemount; information about eagles and related local activities available 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturdays-Sundays, Concrete Visitor Information Center, East County Resource Center, 45770 Main St., Concrete (concrete-wa.com/skagit-eagle-festival-2016).
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, State Route 20, Rockport; Milepost 100 Rest Area at Sutter Creek, State Route 20; and Marblemount Fish Hatchery (skagiteaglewatchers.wordpress.com).
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PLAN AHEAD Presentation on beaver dams and how they benefit salmon and wildlife, IMAX movie “Beavers,” 7 p.m. Jan. 15, Northwest Stream Center, 600 128th St. S.E., McCollum Park, Everett; free, preregistration required (425-316-8592 or streamkeeper.org).
Sno-King International Folk Dance Club
SAT Folk dancing, dance lesson, 7 p.m. Saturday, Cedar Valley Grange, 20526 52nd Ave. W., Lynnwood; $7 (206-524-7360 or sno-king.org).
TUE Informal teaching, no partner necessary, waltz, tango, polka, line dancing, 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Peter Kirk Community Center, 352 Kirkland Ave., Kirkland; $10 (425-746-2328 or mountaineers.org/seattlefolkdance).
Puyallup Home and Garden Show
FRI-SUN Hundreds of exhibits, product demonstrations and vendors on remodeling, landscaping and redecorating, 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Friday-Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday, Washington State Fair Events Center, 110 Ninth Ave. S.W., Puyallup; $7-$8, ages 17 and younger free (253-874-8711 or puyalluphomeshow.net).
SAT Musical performances, theater, arts education workshops, activities for kids; main stage performances include Recess Monkey, Ropeworks Interactive Jump Rope Show, theater simple’s “Myth Understandings,” Bailadores de Bronce, Alex Zerbe and Godfrey Daniels; intergenerational art workshop, all-ages hula lesson, bouncy houses, 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Saturday, Edmonds Center for the Arts, 410 Fourth Ave. N., Edmonds; free, preregister (425-275-9595 or edmondscenterforthearts.org).
Seattle Wedding Show
PLAN AHEAD Information from 400 wedding-related vendors including event facilities, bakeries, florists, caterers, disc jockeys, jewelers, photographers, transportation providers, wedding consultants, fashion shows, 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Jan. 16, 10:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Jan. 17, Washington State Convention Center, Seattle; $17, ages 12 and younger free (425-744-6509 or weddingshow.com).
Meeker Mansion Psychic Fair
SAT Find out about the future or learn from the past, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, Meeker Mansion, 312 Spring St., Puyallup; $5 entrance fee, readers’ fees additional (253-848-1770 or meekermansion.org).
Winter Wargaming at FHC
SAT Play World of Tanks, learn tactics, strategies and teamwork with a massive array of tanks for all levels of players, structured tournaments with prizes, 2 p.m. Saturday, Flying Heritage Collection, 3407 109th St. S.W., Everett; free (877-342-3404 or flyingheritage.com).
Puget Sound Civil War Round Table
JAN. 14 Eva Abram discusses “From Jamestown to Nicodemus, The Making of American Racism,” 6 p.m. Jan. 14, China Harbor, 2040 Westlake Ave. N., Seattle; $21 includes dinner (206-246-1603 or pscwrt.org).
Magic Season Ice Arena
FRI-SUN Covered, open-air ice arena, food concessions, 3-11 p.m. Friday; 11 a.m.-11 p.m. Saturday; 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Sunday; Bellevue Downtown Park, 10201 N.E. Fourth St., Bellevue; $9-$12 includes skate rental; $3 off if bringing your own skates (bellevuedowntown.com).
FRI-SUN Ice skating rink, 4-10 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Sunday, Tollefson Plaza, South 17th Street and Pacific Avenue, Tacoma; $4-$8, skate rental $2 (253-305-1022 or polarplaza.com).
Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday events
King County Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration
JAN. 14 Celebrate the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and our individual and collective responsibility to continue his work; noon Jan. 14, doors open 11:30 a.m., Paramount Theatre, 911 Pine St., Seattle; free (kingcounty.gov/exec/mlk/archives/2016.aspx).
MLK Student March for Peace & Justice
PLAN AHEAD School hosts march and rally to honor Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s work for peace and justice; all welcome to join students, parents and teachers carrying handcrafted signs on march to program at Langston Hughes Performing Arts Center, 10 a.m. Jan. 15, Giddens School, 620 20th Ave. S., Seattle; free (206-324-4847 or giddensschool.org).
Seattle Colleges Community Celebration of Martin Luther King, Jr.
PLAN AHEAD “Are We There Yet?” program includes speaker Marcus Green, Executive Director of the South Seattle Emerald; noon-1:30 p.m. Jan. 15, Mount Zion Baptist Church, 1634 19th Ave., Seattle; free (206-934-3233 or seattlecolleges.edu/mlk).
Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration Workshops, Rally and March
PLAN AHEAD All invited to join in renewal of commitment to the goals of Martin Luther King, Jr., to work nonviolently for racial equality, economic justice, and peace, with theme “We Have the Power to Make Change;” workshops including several geared toward youth, 9:30-10:50 a.m.; rally with speakers, poetry, music, 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m., in the Gymnasium; march to Federal Building, downtown Seattle, 12:30 p.m.; outside rally at Federal Building, approximately 1:45 p.m. Jan. 18, Garfield High School, Seattle (mlkseattle.org).
Blue Fridays, Seattle Children’s Museum
FRI 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, Seattle Children’s Museum, Seattle Center Armory, Seattle; regular admission $7.25-$8.25 (206-441-1768 or thechildrensmuseum.org).
Northwest Seaport Chantey Sing
FRI Sea songs celebrate connections to the sea, ships, skippers, and sailors, easy to sing for all ages, 8 p.m. Friday, Virginia V Steamer, 860 Terry Ave. N., Suite 223, Seattle; free (206-412-4736 or nwseaport.org).
Artifact ID Day
SAT Burke staff identify Native American, Asia and Pacific Island cultural objects, rocks, feathers, shells and fossils, no appraisals given, limit three items per person, 1-3:30 p.m. Saturday, Burke Museum of Natural History and Culture, University of Washington, Seattle; $7.50-$10, ages 4 and younger free (206-543-7907 or burkemuseum.org).
Duwamish Longhouse 7th Anniversary Celebration
SAT Open house, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., including Princess Angeline film, 11 a.m.; Chief Seattle’s Speech film, noon; reception for artist Katrina Lane, 1 p.m.; Duwamish Heritage Concert with storyteller Roger Fernandes, 2 p.m. Saturday, Duwamish Longhouse & Cultural Center, 4705 W. Marginal Way S.W., Seattle; free (206-431-1582 or duwamishtribe.org/longhouse.html).
World War II documentary
SAT Screening of documentary “Eleven,” followed by question-and-answer with film director and veterans in the movie, 2 p.m. Saturday, Museum of Flight, 9404 E. Marginal Way S., Seattle; $12-$20 (206-764-5720 or museumofflight.org).
Appreciate a Dragon Day
SUN Dragon-inspired art activities, story time, 10:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday, Seattle Children’s Museum, Seattle Center Armory, Seattle; regular admission $7.25-$8.25 (206-441-1768 or thechildrensmuseum.org).
The History of Trans World Airlines
WED Trans World Airways history from entrepreneurship in the 1920s to the DC-1 and DC-2, high altitude flight with the first pressurized airliner, the Boeing 307, wartime, corporate politics, Howard Hughes, 7 p.m. Wednesday (also noon Jan. 16), Historic Flight Foundation, 10719 Bernie Webber Drive, Mukilteo; $10-$15 (425-348-3200 or historicflight.org).
Small Bags for Big Events: 100 Years of Pretty Purses
WED-JUNE 19 Display of 130 purses from the 1860s through the 1960s and several accessorized outfits from the 1950s and 1960s, opening Wednesday, continuing noon-4 p.m. Wednesdays through Sundays through June 19, White River Valley Museum, 918 H St. S.E., Auburn; $2-$5, free on first Thursdays and third Sundays (253-288-7433 or wrvmuseum.org).
Seattle AntiFreeze: Timber Ginger Beer
JAN. 14 Social gathering for people interested in exploring what defines the character of this city; meet Timber City Ginger, a drink created with the entrepreneurial spirit of Seattle and named in honor of those who worked to build the city, 6 p.m. Jan. 14, Museum of History & Industry (MOHAI) Cafe, 860 Terry Ave. N., Seattle; free (mohai.org/visit-us/mohai-calendar/eventdetail/1229/-/seattle-antifreeze-timber-ginger-beer).
Two Searches for a Winning Weapon
JAN. 14 Story of World War II weapons research in Germany and the United States, 7 p.m. Jan. 14, Flying Heritage Collection, 3407 109th St. S.W., Everett; $15-$20 (877-342-3404 or flyingheritage.com).
Black Lives Matter in Hip-Hop
PLAN AHEAD Seattle innovators of community action and Northwest Hip-Hop artists in a conversation exploring the gentrification of Seattle Hip-Hop, the Black Lives Matter Movement in Seattle, and ways to preserve this history in the making, 7:30 p.m. Jan. 15, Town Hall Seattle, 1119 Eighth Ave., Seattle; $5 (206-324-1126 or mohai.org/visit-us/mohai-calendar/eventdetail/1230/-/black-lives-matter-in-hip-hop).
Model Railroad Show
PLAN AHEAD Hands-on activities, presentations for all ages on the history of Pacific Northwest Railroading, with dozens of model railroad displays, build your own railroad layouts, rides on a kid-sized Iron Horse Railway train, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Jan. 16-18, Pacific Science Center, 200 Second Ave. N, Seattle; $11.75-$19.75 (206-443-2001 or pacificsciencecenter.org).
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.state.wa.us/574/Rockport).
Hurricane Ridge in Winter
FRI-SUN 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 Ski and Snowboard Ares with two rope tows, lift, tubing and ski areas open Saturdays, Sundays and holiday Mondays through March 27, weather permitting; guided snowshoe walks, 2 p.m. Saturdays, Sundays and holiday Mondays through March, snow permitting, snowshoes and instruction provided, $3-$7, sign up at Visitors Center 30 minutes before; Hurricane Ridge Visitors Center, off Highway 101, 18 miles outside Port Angeles; $20/vehicle (360-565-3131 or nps.gov/olym/).
Planetarium Show “The Solar-Powered Battle Point Sundial”
SAT Explore history, art and science of sundials and the park’s new sundial, a work of art as well as a solar-powered timepiece, 7:30 p.m. Saturday; Special Kids Show, 6 p.m.; if the sky is clear, astronomers will be on hand with telescopes for public star gazing afterward, Ritchie Observatory, Battle Point Park, 11299 Arrow Point Drive N.E., Bainbridge Island; $2 (206-842-9152 or bpastro.org).
SUN Guided walk focuses on conifers, 1 p.m. Sunday, Graham Visitor Center, 2300 Arboretum Dr. East, Seattle (206-543-8800 or depts.washington.edu/uwbg/gardens/wpa.shtml).
Mount Rainier winter recreation
ONGOING Park winter activity information, backcountry permits, books and maps, 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. daily unless major storms require closure, Longmire Museum; lodging, food, snowshoe/ski rentals, National Park Inn; Henry M. Jackson Memorial Visitor Center open 10 a.m.-4:15 Saturdays-Sundays; guided snowshoe walks, 11 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. Saturdays-Sundays through March, snowshoe rental $5 donation requested; Paradise snowplay for “soft” sliding devices only (flexible sleds, inner tubes, saucers) open weekends and holidays, conditions permitting; all vehicles entering the park required to carry tire chains; Mount Rainier National Park; $20/vehicle (360-569-6575 or nps.gov/mora/index.htm).
State Parks Free Days
PLAN AHEAD Free admission, no Discover Pass required, at all Washington State Parks, in observance of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, Jan. 17-18 (parks.wa.gov).
Mossyback Morris Men
SUN Performance of ancient British form of dance, 2 p.m. Sunday, Everett Public Library, 2702 Hoyt Ave., Everett; free (425-257-8000).
Seymour Conservatory Second Sunday concert
SUN Acoustic folk, pop, blues and jazz performances in the antique greenhouse of exotic and seasonal flowers and foliage, 1 p.m. Sunday, Seymour Botanical Conservatory in Wright Park, 316 S. G St., Tacoma; free, suggested $3 donation (253-591-5330 or metroparkstacoma.org/Conservatory).
Disney Live! Mickey and Minnie’s Doorway to Magic
PLAN AHEAD Disney moments and grand illusions show, 1, 4 and 7 p.m. Jan. 16, ShoWare Center, 625 West James St., Kent; $20-$65 (253-856-6777 or showarecenter.com).
Ladies Night Out at Country Village
JAN. 14 Drawings, refreshments, discounts, 6-8 p.m. Jan. 14, Country Village, 23718 Bothell-Everett Highway, Bothell; (425-483-2250 or countryvillagebothell.com).
Morris Trophy Luncheon
JAN. 14 Open to the public, honoring outstanding offensive and defensive linemen in the Pacific-12 Conference as voted by players, with guest speaker Dan Lynch, former college and professional offensive guard and member of the Washington State University Athletic Hall of Fame, noon Jan. 14, Washington Athletic Club, 1325 Sixth Ave., Seattle; $30 (206-464-3074).
Cle Elum Slip and Slide
SAT-SUN Volkssport 10K walk or ski on the Iron Horse Trail, start anytime 8 a.m.-1 p.m., finish by 4 p.m. Saturday; start anytime 8 a.m.-noon, finish by 3 p.m. Sunday, Iron Horse Inn B&B, 526 Marie Ave., Cle Elum; free (esva.org).
Keep Your Resolutions Health Fair
SAT Heath and fitness books, workout gear and accessories, information from local businesses, 1 p.m. Saturday, University Book Store Mill Creek, 15311 Main St., Mill Creek (425-385-3530).
Holiday Fitness Rehab Demo Day
SAT Sampler of fitness classes available, some open to children, Child Watch option available, 9-11 a.m. Saturday, STAR Center, 3873 S. 66th St., Tacoma; free (253-404-3939 or metroparks.com).
Best Books of the Year
MON Michael Coy of Third Place Books on 2015’s best books and books you can look forward to seeing in 2016, 2-3:30 p.m. Monday, The Brig at Magnuson Park, 6344 N.E. 74th St., Seattle; free (206-525-6378 or nestseattle.org/event/january-nestcafe).
TUE Travel company information on history, scenery, destinations, 7 p.m. Tuesday, Wide World Books & Maps, 4411 Wallingford Ave. N., Seattle; free (206-634-3453 or wideworldtravelstore.com).
Eliminate Chaos: Organize Your Home and Life
SAT Seminar with 10 steps to organize your home, 2 p.m. Saturday, Woodinville Library, 17105 Avondale Road N.E., Woodinville; free (425-788-0733 or kcls.org).
Building a Vision Board
PLAN AHEAD Bring personal photos or magazines to use to identify your dreams with meditation to encourage clarity, noon Jan. 16, University Book Store, 15311 Main St., Mill Creek; free, preregistration required (425-385-3530).