A detailed, categorized calendar of events all over Seattle and Western Washington, Jan. 29-Feb. 4, 2016.
Birds of Prey
SAT Sarvey Wildlife Care Center presentations including live raptors, 11 a.m., 1 and 3 p.m. Saturday, Concrete High School Gymnasium, 7830 S. Superior Ave., Concrete; free (concrete-wa.com/special-activities).
Skagit River Bald Eagle Interpretive Center
SAT-SUN Information on local bald eagles, souvenirs, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, 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 with spotting scopes and binoculars, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, 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).
FRI Potters donate bowls to be filled with soup, with bread, drink and dessert donated by area businesses, to benefit Highline Food Bank and White Center Food Bank; lunch 11 a.m.-2 p.m., dinner 4-8 p.m. Friday, Burien Community Center, 14700 Sixth Ave. S.W., Burien; $10-$15 minimum donation (206-988-3700 or burienwa.gov/index.aspx?NID=840).
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PLAN AHEAD Venetian Masquerade Ball with social hour, dinner, auction to benefit Mary’s Place for homeless women and children, 5 p.m. Feb. 6, Fairmont Olympic Hotel, Seattle; $350 or $100/social only (206-236-6167 or seattlehotelassociation.org/sha).
Flower and Garden Show Opening Night Party
PLAN AHEAD Wine reception, entertainment, dinner, auction, first look at Northwest Flower and Garden Show display gardens, benefits the Arboretum Foundation, 5 p.m. Feb. 16, Washington State Convention Center, Seattle; $250-$500, registration closes Feb. 2 (206-325-4510 or arboretumfoundation.org).
Happy Hour with the Honky Tonkers
FRI Old-time country and Western swing band, dance lessons, 7:30 p.m. Friday, Swedish Club, 1920 Dexter Ave. N., Seattle; free (206-283-1090 or swedishclubnw.org).
Big Band Swing Dance
SAT Three bands, swing and fox trot, jitterbug, jazz for listening and dancing, music, refreshments available, 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Shorecrest High School/Performing Arts Center, 15343 25th Ave. N.E., Shoreline; $6-$15 (206-234-7493 or brownpapertickets.com/event/2489828).
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).
Seattle Boat Show
FRI-FEB. 6 Display of 1,000 boats and yachts indoors at CenturyLink and outdoors at South Lake Union, gadgets, gear, 400 exhibitors, boating and fishing seminars, advanced training classes, Kids Zone, boat rides, free shuttle between CenturyLink Event Center and South Lake Union, 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m.-8 a.m. Saturday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Sunday, 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Monday-Feb. 4, 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Feb. 5, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Feb. 6, CenturyLink Field Event Center, 800 Occidental Ave. S., Seattle; and 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Feb. 5, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Feb. 6, Chandler’s Cove South Lake Union, 901 Fairview Ave. N., Seattle; $5-$12 ages 10 and younger free; $8 admission after 5 p.m. Monday-Thursday, or free admission after 5 p.m. Monday-Feb. 4 if you don’t own a boat; special events include Uncorked Opening Night with wine tasting, souvenir glass, 5-9 p.m. Friday, $27; Chowder Chomp, sample chowders from six restaurants and vote for your favorite, Saturday-Sunday; Women’s Day seminars specifically for women, women admitted free with online pass, Monday; Sails & Ales, craft beer night with tastings and souvenir glass, 5-9 p.m. Feb. 5, $27; special offers for parking and admission online (seattleboatshow.com).
Tacoma Dome & Garden Show
FRI-SUN Hundreds of exhibits and vendors, Vintage Market, “how-to” seminars, 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Friday-Saturday, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday, Tacoma Dome, 2727 E. D St., Tacoma; $12, ages 16 and younger free (otshows.com/ths).
Washington Sportsmen’s Show
FRI-SUN Outdoor fun and adventure attractions for fishing, hunting, boating and camping enthusiasts including the “Cowboy Fast Draw” supervised shooting range, presentations at “Yakima Bait Indoor River,” the “Northwest Tour of Big Game Animals” and “Head & Horns” competition, camp cooking, the Kid’s Free Trout Pond; noon-8 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday, Washington State Fair Events Center, 110 Ninth Ave. S.W., Puyallup; $5-$12 (253-841-5045 or thesportshows.com/wss).
SAT “Frognositcator” frog Snohomish Slew predicts Northwest weather for the last six weeks of winter; kids’ crafts, music, 11 a.m.; Mayor’s proclamation, 11:30 a.m.; princesses and Slew arrive for frognostication, celebration, 11:55 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, downtown Snohomish; Pond Party and Lazy River Frog Race, 2 p.m. Saturday, Snohomish Aquatic Center, $5 benefits Swim for Life swimming lesson scholarship program (groundfrogday.com).
SAT-SUN Autograph sessions with Mariners including Kyle Seager, Taijuan Walker, James Paxton, run around the bases, zip line, clubhouse tours, roof control room tours, Mariners Kids Club, pitch in the bullpen, catch in the outfield, photo zone, Mariners Care Garage Sale, Moose Den, giant slide and obstacle course for kids, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, Safeco Field, 1250 First Ave., Seattle; $10, ages 14 and younger free (seattle.mariners.mlb.com/sea/fan_forum/mariners_fanfest.jsp).
PNA Home Design & Remodel Fair
SUN Displays, information, inspiration, presentations by 70 local exhibitors, general and specialty contractors, architects, suppliers, designers, landscape professionals, nonprofit groups and permitting agencies, theme Smaller Living, Larger Life, ideas for living in a smaller footprint, simplifying, expanding outdoor living space, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday, Phinney Neighborhood Center, 6532 Phinney Ave. N., Seattle; $4-$6 (206-783-2244 or phinneycenter.org/homefair).
Arlington Stillaguamish Eagle Festival
PLAN AHEAD Paddle raft on the Stillaguamish River, chain saw carving show, eagle photo and nature art contest, art show, bird walk, food vendors, horse drawn wagon rides, display of tractors and old-time machines, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Feb. 5-6, Arlington (360-403-3448 or arlingtonwa.gov).
Firefighter Chili Cookoff
SAT Local firehouses compete, beer from 12 breweries available, proceeds benefit Washington Council of Firefighters Burn Foundation, 2 p.m. Saturday, The Factory Luxe, 3100 Airport Way S., Seattle; $25 (strangertickets.com/events/30538315/firefighters-chili-cookoff).
PLAN AHEAD Sample from 50 Cabernets by 25 Washington wineries, 6 p.m. Feb. 6, Porsche Bellevue, 11910 N.E. Eighth St., Bellevue; $100 (seattleuncorked.com).
Growing in Raised Beds and Containers
SAT Workshop to learn advantages and methods of growing in raised beds or containers, 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Master Gardener Demonstration Garden, 15416 S.E. 16th St., Bellevue; free (425-485-5942).
Plan & Prep Your Edible Garden
SAT Bill Thorness, author of “Cool Season Gardener,” shares tips to get growing early, 10 a.m. Saturday, Swansons Nursery, 9701 15th Ave. N.W., Seattle; free (206-782-2543 or swansonsnursery.com).
Sky Nursery seminars
SAT Fruit tree selection and care, 11 a.m.; terrariums, 1:30 p.m. Saturday, Sky Nursery, 18528 Aurora Ave. N., Shoreline; free (206-546-4851 or skynursery.com).
Indoor Plants Made Easy
SUN Learn about hardy indoor plants, tips and tricks, 11 a.m. Sunday, Swansons Nursery, 9701 15th Ave. N.W., Seattle; free (206-782-2543 or swansonsnursery.com).
SAT-SUN Join naturalist for 2-mile hike exploring the shores of Rattlesnake and Christmas Lakes for signs of wildlife, for all ages; no dogs or strollers; 1:30 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, check in 1:15 p.m., 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).
Impressionist Flower & Garden Photography
SAT Inspired by the nineteenth century French Impressionist painters, learn to use your camera as a “digital paintbrush,” to reveal flows of motion and form, 11 a.m. Saturday, Christianson’s Nursery, 15806 Best Road, Mount Vernon; $8 (800-585-8200 or christiansonsnursery.com/whats-happening).
Star Trek 50th Anniversary Celebration
SAT-SUN Seattle Public Library and EMP Museum hosts performances, films, discussions, costumes encouraged, costume contests daily; actors perform scenes from the original series’ “Space Seed,” noon Saturday; screening of “Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home,” 1 p.m. Saturday; panel discussion on Star Trek’s continued cultural influence with Jeff Ayers, Astrid Bear, Greg Bear and Kris Hambrick, 3 p.m. Saturday; actors perform reinterpretations of scenes between Kirk and Spock in the original series, noon Sunday; screening of movie “Star Trek” (2009), 1 p.m. Sunday; panel discussion on Kirk, Spock, gender and relationships with Jeff Ayers, Linda Deneroff and Kris Hambrick, 3 p.m. Sunday; share your personal stories about Star Trek, 3:30-6 p.m. Sunday, sign up Saturday to participate; Seattle Central Library, 1000 Fourth Ave., Seattle; free (206-386-4636).
PLAN AHEAD Myth-inspired exhibits, vendors, artists, authors and designers from a variety of mediums, workshops on international folklore and legends, writing and art making, traditional music and instruments, ancient wisdom philosophies and practices, costumes welcome, children’s area, noon-7 p.m. Feb. 5, 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Feb. 6; 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Feb. 7; Doubletree Hotel Seattle Airport, SeaTac; $15-$20/day, ages 12 and younger free (mythicworlds.net).
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 (206-441-1768 or thechildrensmuseum.org).
Maker Day: Paper Circuits with Pop-Up Science
SAT Maker Day at the Bezos Center for Innovation; make a creative greeting card, learn electrical engineering and design basics in drop-in workshop about circuits, conductivity, and creativity alongside pop-up engineers and scientists, 11 a.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/).
Ocean Career Day
SAT Presentations by marine science professionals for middle school, high school and college students to learn about careers, schools and volunteer internship opportunities, teachers and parents welcome, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, Seattle Aquarium, 1483 Alaskan Way, Pier 59, Seattle; $5-$10 (seattleaquarium.org/ocean-career).
Issaquah History Walk
SAT Issaquah History Museums guided walk with stories of local history, 10 a.m. Saturday, Issaquah Depot Museum, 78 First Ave. N.E., Issaquah; $10, preregistration required (425-392-3500 or eventbrite.com).
First Thursday, Asian Art Museum
FEB. 4 Free museum admission, 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Feb. 4, Seattle Asian Art Museum, 1400 E. Prospect St., Seattle (206-654-3100 or seattleartmuseum.org).
First Thursday, Living Computer Museum
FEB. 4 Milestones in computer history, interact with old computers, 5-8 p.m. Feb. 4, Living Computer Museum, 2245 First Ave. S., Seattle (livingcomputermuseum.org).
First Thursday, MOHAI
FEB. 4Free admission, 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Feb. 4, Museum of History & Industry (MOHAI), 860 Terry Ave. N., Seattle; surcharge for special exhibitions (206-324-1126 or mohai.org).
First Thursday, Museum of Flight
FEB. 4 Free admission, 5-9 p.m., Lunar New Year, Year of the Monkey activities, 5:30-8 p.m. Feb. 4, Museum of Flight, 9404 E. Marginal Way S., Seattle (206-764-5700 or museumofflight.org).
First Thursday, NAAM
FEB. 4 Free admission, 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Feb. 4, Northwest African American Museum, 2300 S. Massachusetts St., Seattle (206-518-6000 or naam.org).
First Thursday, Nordic Heritage Museum
FEB. 4 Free admission, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Feb. 4, Nordic Heritage Museum, 3014 N.W. 67th St., Seattle (206-789-5707 or nordicmuseum.org).
First Thursday, SAM
FEB. 4 Free admission, reduced surcharges on special exhibitions, tours, music, 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Feb. 4, Seattle Art Museum, 1300 First Ave., Seattle (206-654-3100 or seattleartmuseum.org).
First Thursday, the Burke
FEB. 4 Free admission, 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Feb. 4, Burke Museum of Natural History and Culture, University of Washington, Seattle (206-543-5590 or burkemuseum.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.wa.gov/574/Rockport).
Amphibians Among Us
SAT Learn about the Pacific Tree Frog, Washington’s State Amphibian, and other frogs, salamanders, newts, and toads, the adaptations that help them thrive and the dangers that they’re facing, for ages 12 and older, 1 p.m. Saturday, Lewis Creek Park and Visitor Center, 5808 Lakemont Blvd. S.E., Bellevue; free, no registration required (425-452-4195).
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).
Free First Thursday Tram Tour
FEB. 4 New tram allows visitors with limited mobility to see more of the Arboretum and offers all riders the chance to learn about our seasonal highlights, plantings, history and programs, 11 a.m. Feb. 4, Graham Visitor Center, 2300 Arboretum Dr. E., Seattle; free, space limited, preregister (206-685-8033 or depts.washington.edu/uwbg/news/2015/11/23/introducing-free-first-thursday-tram-tours).
Family Fun Fest
SAT Family friendly concert featuring The Harmonica Pocket, Godfrey Daniels, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, show begins 11 a.m., Kingston High School, 26201 Siyaya Ave. N.E., Kingston; $5-$8 (360-297-3220 or www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2474862).
Edmonds Chamber Benefit Concert
SUN Spike & The Impalers, Heart by Heart, The Beatniks, Michelle Taylor Band, proceeds benefit Taste of Edmonds, 6 p.m. Sunday, Edmonds Center for the Arts, 410 Fourth Ave. N., Edmonds; $30-$40 (edmondswa.com).
Sponge Global Gala
PLAN AHEAD Dances from around the world, music, craft activities, Spanish, Mandarin, French, Japanese, Hindi and German language classes for children ages 10 and younger and families, 1:30 p.m. Feb. 6, Sponge, 3107 S. Day St., Seattle; free, preregister (206-227-7138 or spongeschool.com).
Charity Wedding Dress Sale
SAT Brides for a Cause ales of 500 wedding dresses, $150 each, 50 percent of proceeds support Wish Upon A Wedding, 7-11 a.m. Saturday, Cedarbrook Lodge, 18525 36th Ave. S., Seattle, pregister (bridesforacause.com/dress-dash-seattle-january-30-2016).
Go Red with Macy’s
WED-FEB. 8 Customers encouraged to wear red or purchase the official Red Dress pin for $3 and receive a 25 percent discount on most purchases storewide, 15 percent off fine and fashion jewelry, sale and clearance watches, select home items, exclusions and restrictions apply; 100 percent of the red dress pin sales benefit Go Red For Women, Wednesday-Feb. 8, Macy’s stores (macys.com/GoRed).
Snowshoe walks and winter excursions, Snoqualmie
FRI-SUN Guided 90-minute, moderate pace, one mile walk through old-growth forest to learn about winter ecology; 10 and 11:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. Saturdays-Sundays, $10-$15; extended, 5 mile, 4-5 hour snowshoe walk, 9 a.m. Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays, $25; photography walks, 4 to 5 hour walks with information on winter photography, bring your camera, 9:30 a.m. Friday, Feb. 13, 27, March 12, 26, $25; Snoqualmie Pass Visitor Center, Snoqualmie Pass; preregister; some dates and times sold out (425-434-6111 or discovernw.org/store_winter-snowshoe-program-at-snoqualmie-pass_SNOWSHOE01.html).
Mount Rainier winter recreation
FRI-SUN 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, snowshoe rental $5 donation requested; Paradise snowplay for “soft” sliding devices only (flexible sleds, inner tubes, saucers) open weekends, 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).
Hurricane Ridge in Winter
FRI-SUN Hurricane Ridge Road open 9 a.m.-sunset Fridays-Sundays, weather permitting; cars required to carry tire chains; Visitors Center open when road is open; Hurricane Ridge Ski and Snowboard Areas with two rope tows, lift, tubing and ski areas open Saturdays, Sundays, weather permitting; guided snowshoe walks, 2 p.m. Saturdays, Sundays, 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/).
Snowshoe walks and winter excursions, Snoqualmie
SAT-SUN Guided 90-minute, moderate pace, one mile walk through old-growth forest to learn about winter ecology; 10 and 11:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. Saturdays-Sundays, $10-$15; extended, 5 mile, 4-5 hour snowshoe walk, 9 a.m. Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays, $25; photography walks, 4 to 5 hour walks with information on winter photography, bring your camera, 9:30 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 13, 27, March 12, 26, $25, Snoqualmie Pass Visitor Center, Snoqualmie Pass; $10-$15, preregister; some dates and times sold out (425-434-6111 or discovernw.org/store_winter-snowshoe-program-at-snoqualmie-pass_SNOWSHOE01.html).
Seattle Center Winter Fitness
WED Fitness for all ages and abilities; Zumba high energy workout with Latin music and world rhythms, no dance experience provided, wear comfortable sneakers, 6-7 p.m.; Gentle Yoga, fluid movements to stretch for increased flexibility; bring a yoga mat, 7:30-8:30 p.m. Wednesday, Seattle Center Armory, Seattle; free (206-684-7200 or seattlecenter.com).
Cemetery Lichen Tour
SAT Observe organisms made up of fungus and algae found in urban environments, 10 a.m. Saturday, Mount Pleasant Cemetery, 700 W. Raye St., Seattle; $25 (206-685-8033 or apps.sefs.uw.edu/uwbgregister/).
SAT Volkssport 10K (6.2 miles) or 5K walk on trails, sidewalks and road shoulders, start anytime 9 a.m.-1 p.m., finish by 4 p.m. Saturday, Elim Evangelical Free Church, 9421 128th St. E., Puyallup; free (daffodilvalleyvolkssport.com).
Afghanistan: An Introduction to the People
SAT Learn about the people of Afghanistan through images by John Regan, retired army officer who has lived, worked and traveled in Afghanistan, 2 p.m. Saturday, Shoreline Library, 345 N.E. 175th St., Shoreline; free (kcls.org).
Everyone’s Talking About It: Film & Fashion
MON Film historian Lance Rhoades on the relationship between cinema and fashion, from the work of important costume designers to famous cinematic fashion statements, 7 p.m. Monday, Lake Forest Park Library, 17171 Bothell Way N.E., Lake Forest Park Towne Centre, Lake Forest Park; free (425-362-8860 or kcls.org).