A detailed, categorized calendar of events all over Seattle and Western Washington, March 4-10, 2016.

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Animal events

Blue Heron Walk

FRI Eastside Audubon Society provides spotting scopes to see resident herons, 11 a.m. Friday, north end of Kenmore Park and Ride, 7346 N.E. Bothell Way, Kenmore; slideshow presentation on herons, noon, Kenmore Fire Station, 15036 70th Ave. N.E., Kenmore; free (425-486-8747 or eastsideaudubon.org/).

Seattle Kennel Club Dog Show

PLAN AHEAD More than 2,000 dogs compete for Best in Show, agility and obedience competitions, demonstrations including Olympic Disc Dogs, Emerald City K-9 Freestyle Dancers, vendors, Meet the Breeds information, 8 a.m.-6 p.m. March 12-13, CenturyLink Field Event Center, Seattle; $7-$14 (seattledogshow.org).


Downton Abbey Grand Finale Celebration

SUN Tea reception with music, speaker Jessica Fellows, 1920s attire encouraged, noon, advance screening of final episode of “Downton Abbey,” 1 p.m. Sunday, McCaw Hall, 321 Mercer St., Seattle; $50 donation benefits KCTS-9 (800-706-1999 or kcts9.org/downton).

Care for the Market Luncheon

MARCH 10 Lunch, performance by Caspar Babypants, benefits Pike Place Market Foundation clinic, preschool, senior center, food bank, noon March 10, Sheraton Seattle Hotel, 1400 Sixth Ave., Seattle; $200 suggested minimum donation (pikeplacemarketfoundation.org/).

Words Matter Seattle Arts & Lectures Gala

MARCH 10 Cocktail hour, auction of books and literary experiences, dinner, awarding of Prowda Literary Champion award; benefits community literary events and arts education in local public schools, 6 p.m. March 10, Four Seasons Hotel Seattle, Seattle; $150 (206 621-2230 or lectures.org/support_sal/donate_today.php?id=449).

Rags Wearable Art Sale

MARCH 10-13 Sale of creative clothing, fashion accessories, jewelry by 70 artists, portion of proceeds benefit YWCA Pierce County domestic violence services; gala preview event, 6 p.m. March 10, $70 by reservation; sale open to all 10 a.m.-6 p.m. March 11-12, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. March 13, free admission, Larson Mercedes-Benz of Tacoma, 1701 Alexander Ave. E., Fife (253-272-4181, ext. 352 or ragswearableart.org/).

Shop & Dine to Make a Difference

PLAN AHEAD Cure Card, all proceeds benefit Fred Hutch research on breast, cervical and ovarian cancer, use for 20 percent discount at 60 participating University Village shops and restaurants, March 11-13, University Village, Seattle; $30 (fredhutch.org/en/events/shop.html).

St. Patrick’s Day Dash

PLAN AHEAD 5K in Seattle streets to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day, proceeds benefit local charities; Leprechaun Lap 1K dash for ages 10 and younger, 8 a.m.; 5K with staggered start times, 8:30-9 a.m.; awards ceremony and costume contest, 10:15 a.m.; post-dash bash beer garden, vendors, entertainment, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. March 13, Seattle Center, Seattle; $25-$40, $15/Leprechaun Dash (stpatsdash.com).


Emerald City Contra Dance

FRI Beginners’ workshop, 7 p.m., dance to live music with caller, don’t wear perfume or other scented products, 7:30 p.m. Friday, Phinney Neighborhood Center, 6532 Phinney Ave. N., Seattle; $5-$9 (206-440-9839 or seattledance.org/contra/emerald.city.html).

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).

Emerald City Hoedown

FRI-SUN Country-western dance workshops, dances, social events for the GLBTQ community and friends, Friday-Sunday, Renaissance Madison Hotel, 515 Madison St., Seattle; $119/weekend, prices vary for workshops and dances only (emeraldcityhoedown.com).

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).

Viennese Ball

PLAN AHEAD Austria Club of Washington black tie dinner, dance show, musical performances, dance lesson, dancing, 6 p.m.-midnight March 12, Nile Country Club, Mountlake Terrace; $40-$95, by reservation (206-300-7060 or austriaclubwa.com/).


Seattle Golf and Travel Show

FRI-SUN Golf and travel destinations exhibits, vendors, seminars, craft beer and Northwest wine available, noon-6 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday, CenturyLink Field Event Center, Seattle; $14, ages 17 and younger free (seattlegolfshow.com).

Seattle Bike Show and The Travel/Adventure Gear Expo

SAT-SUN Bike show with 125 exhibits, biking associations, sale of new bikes and accessories, bike pump track, travel destination and gear information and vendors, beer garden, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday, CenturyLink Field Event Center, 800 Occidental Ave. S., Seattle; $12, ages 17 and younger free (seattlebikeshow.com and trailtoadventure.com/).

La Conner Daffodil Festival

ONGOING Daffodil fields in bloom around La Conner, bloom map available online, La Conner Visitor Information Center, 511 Morris St., La Conner (tulips.com/bloommap).

Irish Week Festival

PLAN AHEAD Landing of St. Patrick at South Lake Union near MOHAI with Pirates of the Emerald Isle, 6 p.m. March 11, South Lake Union; Green Stripe Laying along Fourth Avenue from Jefferson Street along the route of Saturday’s parade, flat bed truck ride for participants of all ages, 7 p.m. March 11; St. Patrick’s Day Parade, 12:30 p.m. March 12, Fourth Avenue from Jefferson Street to Westlake Park, Seattle; Irish Week Festival with Irish and Celtic vendors, Irish food and drinks, genealogy workshops, lectures, cultural displays, children’s activities, Irish music and dancing, Irish Reels Film Festival, noon-6 p.m. March 12, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Sunday March 13, Seattle Center (irishclub.org/irish-week/).

Cultural Crossroads

PLAN AHEAD Ethnic entertainment on two stages including Native American stories, folk dances and songs of Romania, Germany, Indonesia, Russia, India, the Andes and more, world crafts marketplace, Lego display, 5-9 p.m. March 11, 10 a.m.-9 p.m. March 12, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. March 13, Crossroads Bellevue, 15600 N.E. Eighth St., Bellevue (crossroadsbellevue.com).

Nordic Heritage Day

PLAN AHEAD Viking Long House, craft demonstrations, food, Fjord horses, genealogy, Bunad Parade, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. March 12, Bothell Sons of Norway, 23905 Bothell-Everett Highway, Bothell (425-385-2144 or bothellsonsofnorway.org).

Penn Cove MusselFest

PLAN AHEAD Guest chef cooking demonstrations, chowder tasting competition, beer gardens, music, kids’ activities, mussel farm boat tours, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. March 12-13, Coupeville (thepenncovemusselsfestival.com).

Food events

Issaquah Wine Walk

FRI Irish themed music, art happenings, local wine samples in shops, proceeds benefit community events, bring your own glass; 6 p.m. Friday, Hailstone Feed store, 232 Front St., Issaquah; $25-$30 (downtownissaquah.com/wine-walk).

Pancake breakfast, Loyal Heights

SUN Pancakes, eggs, sausage, crafts and activities for kids, proceeds benefit community center program scholarships, 8 a.m.-noon Sunday, Loyal Heights Community Center, 2101 N.W. 77th St., Seattle; $6, ages 3 and younger free (206-684-4052 or seattle.gov/parks/centers/loyalhtd.htm).

Washington Wine Tasting

MARCH 10 Try a variety of Washington wines, 6-9 p.m. March 10, POCO Wine + Spirits, 1408 E Pine Street, Seattle; $15 (206-322-9463 or facebook.com/events/222934974709876/).

Irish Week Proclamation Luncheon

PLAN AHEAD Seattle Mayor Ed Murray, Mayor of Seattle’s Sister City of Galway, Ireland and other dignitaries issue City, County and State proclamations of Irish Week 2016, noon March 11, F.X. McRory’s Steak, Chop & Oyster House, 419 Occidental Ave. S., Seattle; $30, reservations required (eventbrite.com/e/mayors-irish-week-proclamation-luncheon-tickets-21096223372).


Northwest Horticulture Society Spring Plant Sale

FRI Plants and shrubs from several specialty nurseries, proceeds benefit Elisabeth C. Miller Library, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Friday, Center for Urban Horticulture, 3501 N.E. 41st St., Seattle (northwesthort.org).

Seattle Japanese Garden Official Opening

SUN First Viewing Official Garden Opening with Shinto blessing ceremony, tea, historic photo display, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Sunday, guided tours, 12:30 and 2 p.m.; garden open 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesdays-Sundays in March; Seattle Japanese Garden, 1075 Lake Washington Blvd. E., Seattle; $4-$6 (206-684-4725 or seattlejapanesegarden.org).

Bulbs 101

SAT Tips on planting summer flowering bulbs, 10 a.m. Saturday, Swansons Nursery, 9701 15th Ave. N.W., Seattle; free (206-782-2543 or swansonsnursery.com).

Point Defiance rose pruning

SAT Join Tacoma Rose Society, learn how to help with pruning 1,500 roses in park garden, bring gloves and bypass shears, 9 a.m.-noon Saturday, Point Defiance Rose Garden, 5400 N. Pearl St., Tacoma (253-591-5328 or metroparkstacoma.org/gardens/).

Point Defiance Zoo and Aquarium Garden Tours

SUN Tour to learn about plants in the zoo’s collection, focusing on plant journeys, 10 a.m. Sunday, Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium, 5400 N. Pearl St., Tacoma; included with zoo admission, $7.95-$17.95 (253-591-5337 or pdza.org/garden-tours).

Spring Native Plant Sale

PLAN AHEAD Native plant sale with advice on selection, planting and care, buy plants on-site or place order in advance online starting Tuesday to place plant order for will-call at the sale, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. March 12-13, Seward Park Audubon Center, 5902 Lake Washington Boulevard S., Seattle (206-652-2444 or sewardpark.audubon.org/).


Electronics Show and Market

SAT Amateur radio club hosts 300 vendors selling radios, computers and general electronics equipment and related items, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, Washington State Fair Events Center, 110 Ninth Ave. S.W., Puyallup; $9, ages 15 and younger free with adult (253-841-5045 or mikeandkey.org/flea.htm).

PNW Coleman Collectors Exhibit

SAT Collectors displays of vintage and antique Coleman Company lanterns, stoves, heaters, irons and other items, old Coleman items wanted, 9:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Saturday, Best Western Plus, 8326 Quinault Drive N.E., Lacey; free (206-257-8957 or colemancollectorsforum.com).

Clay Extravaganza

SAT Pottery by 25 local vendors, artist demonstrations and competitions, public hands-on clay center, live music, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday, Depot Market Square, Bellingham (whatcomartistsofclayandkiln.org).

Sno-King Stamp Show

SUN Dealers to help you build your collection and answer questions, information from Sno-King Stamp Club, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday, Holiday Inn Everett, 3105 Pine St., Everett; free (sno-kingstampclub.freehostia.com/).

Introduction to Drones/Unmanned Aerial Vehicles

WED Safety and regulatory issues to consider when operating drones, 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Boulevard Park Library, 12015 Roseberg Ave. S., Seattle; free (206-242-8662 or kcls.org); and 7 p.m. March 10, Kent Library, 212 Second Ave. N., Kent; free (253-859-3330 or kcls.org).

Museum events

Historic Flight Airlines Celebration

FRI-SAT Evening social event, Northwest wine tasting, pilot and motivational speaker Andy Wyatt’s Imperial Airways presentation and stories about his RAF fighter pilot experiences, 7 p.m. Friday; presentation only, noon Saturday, Historic Flight Foundation, 10719 Bernie Webber Drive, Mukilteo; $15 (425-348-3200 or historicflight.org).

Polar Science Weekend

FRI-SUN Investigate an ice core from Greenland, survey microbes from the coldest parts of the world, compare an arctic ice camp with a research tent used in the Antarctic, take the salinity taste test and join a smashing ice demonstration with polar researchers, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, Pacific Science Center, 200 Second Ave. N., Seattle; $11.75-$19.75 (206-443-2001 or pacificsciencecenter.org/polar-science-weekend/).

Chess Simulation with National Master John Graves

SAT Chess4Life chess simulation with National Master John Graves, test your skills, players who win or draw their game take home chess set signed by Graves, 11 a.m. Saturday, preregistration encouraged, Pacific Science Center, 200 Second Ave. N, Seattle; included in Science Center admission, $11.75-$19.75 (eventbrite.com/e/chess-simul-with-national-master-john-graves-tickets-21285935807).

Louis Kahn Discussion Series: Steven Holl & Robert McCarter

SAT Presentations on the legacy of Louis Kahn with internationally renowned architect and watercolorist Steven Holl, who designed Bellevue Arts Museum’s distinctive building, and architect and author Robert McCarter, noon Saturday, Bellevue Arts Museum, 510 Bellevue Way N.E., Bellevue; $20-$30, sold out, waiting list available (425-519-0770 or bellevuearts.org/calendar/event/03_05_louis_kahn_discussion_series.html).

Anne Frank: A History for Today

SUN Opening day of exhibit on the life story of Anne Frank, reflecting world events before, during, and after Nazi control, with photographs of the Frank family and images of historical events at the time, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday and Wednesdays and Sundays through May 18, with docent-led tours at 10:30 and 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 and 2:30 p.m., Henry and Sandra Friedman Holocaust Center for Humanity, 2045 Second Ave., Seattle; suggested donation $10/adults, $5/students and seniors, reservations required; group visits available by appointment (206-582-3000 or HolocaustCenterSeattle.org).

From Pockets to Purses – Fashion Lecture and Cocktail Hour

WED See exhibit “Small Bags for Big Events: 100 Years of Pretty Purses” and learn about the evolution of the handbag, signature cocktail and light snacks served, ages 21 and older only, 7 p.m. Wednesday, White River Valley Museum, 918 H St. S.E., Auburn; $20, preregistration required (253-288-7439 or wrvmuseum.org/Purse_Lecture.html).

Dino Talk

PLAN AHEAD Discover the ancient lost continent of Laramidia and the dinosaurs that lived there at public lecture with Dr. Scott Sampson, “Dr. Scott the Paleontologist,” host of the PBS KIDS series, Dinosaur Train, followed by book signing; recommended for ages 10 and older, 7 p.m. March 11, Kane Hall, University of Washington, Seattle; free, preregistration recommended (206-543-7907 or burkemuseum.org/calendar).

Dino Day at The Burke

PLAN AHEAD Display of hundreds of dinosaurs and other prehistoric animals from the Burke’s collection, meet paleontologists and learn about their research around the world, watch scientists prepare a large Triceratops skull, kids’ drawing and dress-up activities, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. March 12, Burke Museum of Natural History and Culture, University of Washington, Seattle; $7.50-$10, free for ages four and younger and UW students, faculty and staff (206-543-5590 or burkemuseum.org).

Centennial Weekend: The Troubled Thirties

PLAN AHEAD Part of ongoing celebration of 100 years of Boeing, aviation during the Great Depression with 1930s food, tour of visiting P-26 Peashooter, screening of Fred Astaire’s “Flying Down to Rio,” living history characters Amelia Earhart and Ellen Church, tour of the Model 80-A, “Night Witch,” 11 a.m.-4 p.m. March 12-13, Museum of Flight, Seattle; $12-$20 (206-764-5700 or museumofflight.org).

Park events

Native Plant Walk and Talk

SAT Tour of park’s native plants and their benefits, for adults and ages 10 and older, 10 a.m. Saturday, Seward Park Audubon Center, 5902 Lake Washington Boulevard S., Seattle; $5, advance registration suggested (brownpapertickets.com/event/2512773).

Duwamish Forest Restoration Day

SAT Programs on restoring West Seattle green belt, 11 a.m.; native plants and urban forest stewardship, 11 a.m.; lunch break, snacks provide, noon, birds and mammals of the Duwamish walk and talk, 1-3 p.m. Saturday, Duwamish Longhouse and Cultural Center, 4705 W. Marginal Way S.W., Seattle; free (facebook.com/events/1727859147469824/q).

Lewis Creek Park Ranger Hike

SAT Join a Ranger exploring the natural history of Lewis Creek Park, look for signs of local wildlife and learn what to do when encountering animals in the wild; all ages welcome, 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Lewis Creek Park and Visitor Center, 5808 Lakemont Blvd. S.E., Bellevue; free no registration required (425-452-4195).

Grand opening of new athletic field

SAT Tacoma Stars professional soccer players Raphael Cox, Derek Johnson and Danny Waltman among guests at festivities to open new athletic fields, with free miniature footballs and soccer balls, football and soccer demonstrations and drills, 1 p.m. Saturday, South End Recreation and Adventure (SERA) campus, 6002 S. Adams St., Tacoma (metroparkstacoma.org/sera-campus-south-end-receation).

Robin Storytime and Crafts

SAT-SUN Learn about robins that live in the watershed, story time, 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).

Kayak Nature Tours, Lake Sammamish State Park

PLAN AHEAD Professional kayak guide leads the 2.5 hour tour along the shores of Lake Sammamish and up a portion of Issaquah Creek, with park ranger on the water program about the Great Blue Heron; 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. March 12-13, Lake Sammamish State Park, Issaquah; $18 (tinyurl.com/kayaknaturetour).


Seattle Jazz Vespers

SUN Casual, all-ages concert with Carolena Matus Quartet, 6 p.m. Sunday, Seattle First Baptist Church, 1111 Harvard Ave., Seattle; free, donations for musicians collected (seattlejazzvespers.org).


Combatant Gentlemen

FRI-SAT Combatant Gentlemen fitted and ready-to-wear styles, order made-to-measure suits, 9:30 a.m.-9 p.m. March 4-5, Georgetown Brewing Company craft beer tasting, noon- 5 p.m. Friday, The Macallan whiskey tasting, noon-5 p.m. Saturday, Nordstrom, 500 Pine St., Seattle (combatgent.com/popin).

Spring Vintage Market

FRI-SAT Fifty vintage and craft vendors, food, music, 3-8 p.m. Friday, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Kitsap County Fairgrounds, 1200 N.W. Fairgrounds Road, Bremerton; $3-$5 (visitkitsap.com).

Antiques and Great Finds Sale

SAT-SUN Antiques, vintage items, reclaimed items, food, bake sale, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday-Sunday; Swedish Pancake Breakfast, 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Sunday, $5-$9; Swedish Club, 1920 Dexter Ave. N., Seattle (206-283-1090 or swedishclubnw.org).

Snow sports

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; 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, weather permitting, 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 Friday-Sunday, 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 when the road is open, weather permitting; guided snowshoe walks, 2 p.m. Saturday, Sunday, 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).

Special interest

Prepare for earthquakes

WED Everett Office of Emergency Management presentations, local quake hazards, 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Everett Public Library, 2702 Hoyt Ave., Everett; free (425-257-8000).

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. Wednesdays; Gentle Yoga, fluid movements to stretch for increased flexibility; bring a yoga mat, 7:30-8:30 p.m. Wednesdays, Seattle Center Armory, Seattle; free (206-684-7200 or seattlecenter.com).


First Hill Walking Tour

TUE Historic Seattle tour includes St. James Cathedral, Dearborn House, Stimson-Green Mansion, First Baptist Church and other buildings, concluding at Sorrento Hotel Fireside Lounge happy hour, 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, Frye Art Museum, 704 Terry Ave., Seattle; $25-$35 (206-622-6952, ext. 221 or historicseattle.org).

Travel events

Travel seminars

SAT Hike the Camino de Santiago, 10 a.m.; safaris in southern Africa, Namibia, Botswana and Zambia, 1 p.m. Saturday, Savvy Traveler, 112 Fifth Ave. S., Edmonds; free (425-744-6076 or savvytravelerstore.com).

Southern Africa on a Shoestring

MARCH 10 Southern Africa safari expert Dan Hopkins on affordable and adventurous safaris in South Africa, Botswana, Namibia and Uganda, 5:30 p.m. March 10, The Adventure Hub & Winery, 2960 Fourth Ave. S., Seattle; free (206-650-5795 or evergreenescapesintl.com/events/southern-africa-on-a-shoestring-2/).


Street Survival teen driver safety

SUN Classroom and hands-on driving safety course for ages 15-20 with driver’s license or permit, 8:30 a.m. Sunday, Pacific Raceways, 31001 144th Ave. S.E., Kent; $75, preregister (streetsurvival.org).