A detailed, categorized calendar of events all over Seattle and Western Washington, March 18-24, 2016.

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Animal events

The Realm of the Snow Leopard

SAT Lecture, slideshow and photo exhibit or snow leopards of Asia, 1 p.m. Saturday, Center for Wildlife Conservation, Woodland Park Zoo, 5500 Phinney Ave. N., Seattle; $11-$16 (206-402-6947).

Walk ’n Wag

SAT Walk 5K trail with leashed dogs, additional 3K trail available, vendors; proceeds benefit park’s future all-accessible playground, 10 a.m. Saturday, Lake Sammamish State Park, 20606 S.E. 56th St., Issaquah; $15-$20, preregistration suggested (eventbrite.com/).


Best of Burien

FRI Hosted bar, dinner from local restaurants, silent auction, “Best of Burien” awards; proceeds support Discover Burien economic development and community engagement nonprofit, 6 p.m. Friday, Burien Community Center, 14700 Sixth Ave. S.W., Burien; $40-$50 (206-433-2882 or discoverburien.org).

Voices For Healing

MARCH 24 Acoustic music benefit for Shepherd’s Counseling Services to end the cycle of sexual abuse through affordable therapy and community awareness; 6 p.m. March 24, Columbia City Theater, 4916 Rainier Ave. S., Seattle; $10 (facebook.com/voicesforhealing).

Invest in Youth Breakfast

MARCH 24 Keynote speaker Lenny Wilkens; proceeds benefit Youth Eastside Services (YES), 7:30 a.m. March 24, Hyatt Regency Bellevue; $150 suggested donation (425-586-2318 or bit.ly/2016breakfast).

Harleys & Hops

PLAN AHEAD Local craft beers, meet brewers, music by 3 bands, food, cigars, fundraiser for The Washington State Council of Fire Fighters Burn Foundation, 6 p.m. March 25, Emerald City Harley, Lynnwood; $25-$30 (strangertickets.com/events/32104925/harleys-amp-hops).


Dandy Daffodil Tweed Ride

PLAN AHEAD Casual ride to see daffodil fields in bloom, classic tweed or other dapper attire required, contests for Most Dapper Chap, Most Snappy Lass and more; registration, 9 a.m.; ride 10 a.m.-2 p.m., after party 2-6 p.m. March 26, La Conner Channel Lodge, La Conner; $10 (thedandydaffodil.com).


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).

Triple A Ceili Band

SAT Northwest Folklife hosts music, dance workshop for all ages, 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Crossroads Bellevue, 15600 N.E. Eighth St., Bellevue; free (crossroadsbellevue.com).

Easter/Spring events

Easter Bunny Photos

FRI-MARCH 26 Meet the Easter Bunny, photos, 9:30 a.m.-9:30 p.m. Mondays-Saturdays, 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Sundays, Center Court, Bellevue Square, Bellevue; 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Mondays-Saturdays, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Sundays, Commons at Federal Way and Everett Mall (arthurandassociates.com).

Community Egg Hunt, Bellevue

SAT Celebrate Easter, 30,000+ eggs in hunts by ages for kids up to age 10, prizes, photo opportunities with the Easter Bunny, 3 p.m. Saturday, Lake Hills Elementary, 14310 S.E. 12th St., Bellevue; free (425-270-7022 or lovebellevue.com).

Easter Eggstravaganza

SAT Easter egg hunts, inflatables, games, crafts, prizes, puppet show, Easter Bunny, for ages 11 and younger, 10 a.m. Saturday, Northwest Community Church, 11715 North Creek Parkway S. #110, Bothell; free, preregister (425-402-4445 or northwest.org/easter-eggstravaganza/).

Mighty Mites “Egg“stravaganza

MARCH 24 For ages five and younger, play equipment, bounce house, activities, 10 a.m.-noon, egg hunt 11 a.m. March 24, Miller Community Center, 330 19th Ave. E., Seattle; free (206-684-4753 or seattle.gov/parks/).

Bunny Bounce

PLAN AHEAD Egg hunts for children ages 1-8, crafts, bunny encounters, Easter-themed enrichment treats for zoo animals, 9:30 a.m.-3 p.m. March 26, Woodland Park Zoo, 5500 Phinney Ave. N., Seattle; $9.25-$13.75, ages 2 and younger free (206-548-2500 or zoo.org/bunnybounce).


PLAN AHEAD Hunt for over 14,000 candy filled eggs, hunts for ages up to 1 year, carnival games, food, bounce houses for kids, 10 a.m. March 26, Federal Way Church of the Nazarene, 1525 S.W. Dash Point Rd, Federal Way; free, preregistration requested (253-839-6085 or federalwaynazarene.org).

Snohomish Easter Parade

PLAN AHEAD Easter Bunny leads the parade, open to all participants, 11 a.m. March 26, Front Street; Easter Bonnet Contest immediately following at Carnegie Building, First Street and Cedar Avenue; photos with the Easter Bunny, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.; Easter egg hunt for ages preschool through 6th grade, 9 a.m. March 26; downtown Snohomish (425-344-8533 or cityofsnohomish.com).

Easter Bunny Express

PLAN AHEAD Ride a steam train with the Easter Bunny for an egg hunt, 10 a.m., 12:45 and 3:30 p.m. March 26, Mount Rainier Scenic Railroad, 54124 Mountain Highway E., Elbe; $19-$39 (360-569-7959 or mtrainierrailroad.com).


Link Light Rail Extension Launch Day

SAT Activities and entertainment for all ages to celebrate opening of two new Link Light Rail Stations; Welcome Portals with information about events and light rail service, self-guided station tours, live music, game pavilions, marketplace, food trucks, free commemorative items while supplies last, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., stations and train rides open 10 a.m. Saturday, University of Washington Station, Montlake Boulevard Northeast near Husky Stadium, Seattle, and Capitol Hill Station, Broadway East between East John Street and East Denny Way, Seattle (ulink2016.org).

Tastes of Norway/Norwegian Cultural and Heritage Day

SAT Music, speakers, presentations, Norwegian craft demonstrations, food, Norwegian genealogy information, kids’ crafts, traditional foods, information from Norwegian organizations, Pickled Herring Taste-Off, 10 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Saturday, Bunad Parade of Norwegian folk costumes and jewelry at noon, Leif Erikson Lodge, 2245 N.W. 57th St., Seattle (leiferiksonlodge.com).

Spring Polish Bazaar

SAT Dinners of pickle soup, borscht, pierogi, Polish sausage, and cabbage rolls served all day, Polish beer, pastries, food and sweets go, arts and crafts including pisanki (Easter eggs), palmy wielkanocne (Easter palms), amber, books, crafts, Polish crystal, Boleslawiec pottery, treasures, noon-6 p.m. Saturday, Polish Cultural Center, 1714 18th Ave., Seattle (206-322-3020 or polishhome.org/DefaultEng.htm).

St. Patrick’s Day Parade, Bremerton

SAT Celebration of the Irish and Irish-for-the-day, 11 a.m. Saturday, Pacific Avenue, Bremerton (downtownbremerton.org).

Seattle French Fest

SUN Drawing inspiration from International Francophonie Day, showcasing the diversity of Francophone cultures and traditions around the world, French-themed activities for all ages, music, theater and dance performances, French cuisine, book sales, seminars and demonstrations, “best baguette” contest, games, Career Expo (Salon de l’Emploi) with local and international companies seeking French speakers and workshops led by employment professionals, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Sunday, Seattle Center, Seattle (206-443-4703 or fenpnw.org/events/french-fest/).

Purim Carnival

SUN Carnival games, Purim play, costume contest, inflatable toys, “Purim Land” for ages 5 and younger, food trucks, noon-3 p.m. Sunday, Stroum Jewish Community Center, 3801 E. Mercer Way, Mercer Island; free (sjcc.org/kids-adults-families/community-celebrations/).

Holi Celebration Festival of Colors

PLAN AHEAD Holi, an ancient Hindu festival with all-ages play with colored powders, DJ with Bollywood music, vegetarian food, traditional Indian music and dance, 11 a.m. March 26, Lake Sammamish State Park, 20606 S.E. 56th St., Issaquah; $12-$23 (pranaamindia.net).

Food events

Pancake Breakfast

SAT Pancakes, eggs, sausage, coffee, tea, juice, all ages welcome, proceeds support senior services, 8-11 a.m. Saturday, Northshore Senior Center, 10201 E. Riverside Drive, Bothell; $5 (425-487-2441 or northshoreseniorcenter.org).

Washington Cask Beer Festival

SAT Handcrafted cask-conditioned beers from 40 Washington breweries, fundraiser for Washington Brewers Guild; admission includes commemorative tasting glass and up to 25 beer samples, two sessions, noon-4 p.m. or 6-10 p.m. Saturday, Seattle Center Exhibition Hall, 299 Mercer St., Seattle; $5-$45 (washingtonbrewersguild.org).

Washington Wine Tasting

SAT In celebration of March as Washington Wine Month, local wine producers and a spirits distillery tasting, small bites, 1 p.m. Saturday, Downtown Spirits, 2300 Seventh Ave., Seattle; $10 (206-812-6591 or downtownspirits.com/products/washington-wine-extravaganza).

Taste Oregon

MON Taste by 40 wineries from regions of Oregon, 6-9 p.m. Monday, Metropolist, 2931 First Ave. S., Seattle ; $30-$40 (206-683-3288 or seattleuncorked.com/event/1089/).

Seattle Scotch & Beer Fest

PLAN AHEAD Beer, scotch, whiskey and wine tasting experience benefiting the Fremont Chamber of Commerce’s community grant programs, 5 p.m. March 25, Fremont Studios, 155 N. 35th St., Seattle; $20-$70 (scotchbeerfest.com).


Daffodil Day

FRI Pike Place Market staff and volunteers pass out 10,000 locally-grown daffodils from Market farmers, 11:45 a.m.-1 p.m. Friday, 15 locations around downtown Seattle (pikeplacemarket.org).

Dahlia Tuber Sale

FRI-SAT Puget Sound Dahlia Assn. sale of hundreds of tubers, $4.50 each, 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Friday-Saturday, Bellevue Botanical Garden, 12001 Main St., Bellevue (pugetsounddahlias.org).

Spring Grafting Fair

FRI-SAT Seattle Tree Fruit Society and Highline College event, learn how to graft, lectures, demonstrations; vendors, information, 100 varieties of fruit available, noon-4 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, Highline College, 2400 S. 240th St., Des Moines; free (seattletreefruitsociety.com).

Wildlife Friendly Gardening

SAT Attracting butterflies and bees for pollination, and other wildlife to benefit your garden, 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Master Gardener Demonstration Garden, 15416 S.E. 16th St., Bellevue; free (425-485-5942).

Tulip Town

SAT-APRIL 30 Tulip season is early this year, indoor and outdoor display gardens, tulip fields, bloom dates vary, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. daily, Saturday through the end of bloom season, Tulip Town, 15002 Bradshaw Road, Mount Vernon (360-424-8152 or tuliptown.com/).

Spring Preview Stroll

SUN Gardens with a mini-tour, light refreshments, 2 p.m. Sunday, Dunn Gardens, 13533 Northshire Road N.W., Shoreline; free by reservation; donations appreciated (206-362-0933 or dunngardens.org).

La Conner Daffodil Festival

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


Northwest Trek walk

SAT-SUN Volkssport 10K (6.2 miles) or 5K walk on trails, paths and road shoulders through the park, 5K walk suitable for strollers and wheelchairs, start anytime 9 a.m.-1 p.m., finish by 4 p.m. Saturday; start 9 a.m.-noon, finish by 3 p.m. Sunday, Northwest Trek Wildlife Park, 11610 Trek Dr. E., Eatonville; free (esva.org).


The Official Supernatural Convention Seattle

FRI-SUN Jared Padalecki, Jensen Ackles, Misha Collins and other stars from the TV show, parties, panels, contests, photograph and autograph opportunities, Friday-Sunday, Hyatt Regency Bellevue, 900 Bellevue Way N.E., Bellevue; $40-$779 (creationent.com/cal/supernatural_wa.htm).

Puget Sound Boat Show

FRI-SUN Latest boats from two dozen dealers, marine accessories, fishing gear, wakeboards, water skis, seminars on fishing, safety and other topics, 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Friday-Saturday, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday, Tacoma Dome, 2727 E. D St., Tacoma; $12, ages 16 and younger free (pugetsoundboatshow.com).

Batman v. Superman Day

SAT Celebrating upcoming release of movie “Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice,” with craft activities, 2 p.m., D.C. Comics trivia event, 7 p.m. Saturday, Barnes & Noble, 19401 Alderwood Mall Parkway, Lynnwood (425-771-2220).

North Seattle Rock & Gem Show

SAT-SUN Explore rocks. gemstone, petrified wood, with junior activities, demonstrations, club member displays, grab bags, Rockosaurus rides, Rockhound Dinner, dealers, door prizes, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, Lake City Community Center, 12531 38th Ave. N.E., Seattle; free (NorthSeattleRockClub.org).

Museum events

Family STEM Day — Robotic Vehicles

SAT Design, build, tinker, and learn together as you explore the world of automobiles and its relation to science, technology, engineering, and math; Gig Harbor Academy First Lego League team showcase recent projects and teach visitors how to program and run an autonomous robot using Lego Mindstorms technology, 11 a.m. Saturday, LeMay — America’s Car Museum, 2702 East D St., Tacoma; free with museum admission (253-779-8490 or americascarmuseum.org/).

Teen Action Fair

SAT Youth-led celebration showcasing young leaders inspiring positive change, with activities, youth speakers, performers, exhibits, connect with volunteer opportunities, food trucks, 10 a.m. Saturday, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Visitor Center, 440 Fifth Ave. N., Seattle; free (206-709-3100 or gatesfoundation.org/Visitor-Center).

Photo preservation

SAT Five-hour workshop on basics of photo preservation, 11 a.m. Saturday, Issaquah Depot Museum, 78 First Ave. N.E., Issaquah; $20-$25 (425-392-3500 or issaquahhistory.org).

Grand Ridge Mine History Hike

PLAN AHEAD Issaquah History Museums hike to learn about local coal mining, 10 a.m. March 26, downtown Issaquah, Front Street and East Sunset Way, Issaquah; $10, preregister, space limited (issaquahhistory.org/).

Museum of Glass Slider Cook-Off

PLAN AHEAD Sample sliders from several local restaurants and vote for the best, beer, glass blowing demonstration, music by the Dusty 45s, 6:30 p.m. March 26, Museum of Glass, 1801 E. Dock St., Tacoma; $55-$150 (253-284-4708 or museumofglass.org).

Park events

Kids’ Saturdays/Art Encounters in the Park

SAT Kids explore the park, drop-in art activities, 11 a.m.-2 p.m., movie “The Lorax,” noon Saturday; Art Encounters for adults, performance, collective participation in art topics, beer available, 7 p.m. Saturday, by reservation; Olympic Sculpture Park, Broad Street and Elliott Avenue, Seattle; free (seattleartmuseum.org).

Seward Park Audubon Center

SAT Owl Prowl, learn about local owls, 2-mile hike into the forest to find them, for ages 10 and older, 7-9 p.m. Saturday, $10, preregister (brownpapertickets.com/event/2126707); Bird Focus: Woodpeckers walk, for ages 12 and older, 8-10 p.m. March 26, $3-$5 (brownpapertickets.com/event/2125937), Seward Park Audubon Center, 5902 Lake Washington Blvd. S., Seattle (sewardpark.audubon.org/).

Hot Topics in Washington State: Flooding and landslides

SAT Learn about flooding and landslides in Washington State and what the recent trends have been, for adults and ages 12 and older, 1 p.m. Saturday, Lewis Creek Park and Visitor Center, 5808 Lakemont Blvd. S.E., Bellevue; free, no registration needed (425-452-4195).

State Parks Free Days

SAT Free admission, no Discover Pass required, at all Washington State Parks; State Parks’ 103rd birthday, Saturday; and springtime free March 26 (parks.wa.gov).


Puget Sound Traditional Jazz Society

SUN Dixieland jazz for listening and dancing with Gerry Green’s Crescent City Shakers, 1 p.m. Sunday, Ballard Elks Club, 6411 Seaview Ave. N.W., Seattle; $15 (pstjs.org).

Chamber music concert

SUN Works of Mozart, Dvorak, Puccini and Verdi, Chinese folk songs by young musicians, 3 p.m. Sunday, Seattle Central Library, 1000 Fourth Ave., Seattle; free (206-386-4636).

Dances of Scandinavia

TUE Norwegian dancers of Stoughton, Wisconsin, 7 p.m. Tuesday, Leif Erikson Lodge, 2245 N.W. 57th St., Seattle; donation at the door (206-783-1274 or leiferiksonlodge.com).


Leif to Leif Run/Walk

SAT 5K fun run from Leif Erikson Hall to Leif Erikson statue and Shilshole and back, includes Norwegian flag and waffle; portion of proceeds benefit Ballard Senior Center; 9 a.m. Saturday, check-in opens 8 a.m., Leif Erikson Lodge, 2245 N.W. 57th St., Seattle; $5-$10 (leiferiksonlodge.com).

Family Jewels 5K

SAT Trail run or walk supporting Jaimeson Jones Memorial Scholarship, educating men about testicular cancer and providing scholarships, 9 a.m. Saturday, Saint Edward State Park, 14445 Juanita Drive N.E., Kenmore; $35-$50 (206-550-9570 or familyjewels5k.org).

Swan Creek Mud Run

SAT Two-mile obstacle course, start times 10 and 11:30 a.m. Saturday, Swan Creek Park, 2820 Pioneer Way E., Tacoma; $25 (metroparkstacoma.org/mud-run#.Vti1H-bUXFI).


Lakeside Rummage Sale

SAT Gently used clothing, furniture, sporting goods, housewares, books, electronics, artwork, home and garden, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Lakeside School Athletics Center, 14050 First Ave. N.E., Seattle (lakesideschool.org/rummage).

Friends of Woodinville Library Book Sale

SAT Bargain books, proceeds benefit library programs, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.; bag sale, fill a grocery bag with books for $2, 2:30-3:30 p.m. Saturday, Woodinville Library, 17105 Avondale Road N.E., Woodinville (425-788-0733 or kcls.org).

Women’s League Flea Market

SAT University of Puget Sound Women’s League fundraiser for student scholarships, vintage, antiques, jewelry, household items, artisan crafts, food, 9 a.m. Saturday, University of Puget Sound Fieldhouse, 1500 N. Warner St., Tacoma; $5 (pugetsound.edu/about/offices-services/university-relations/donor-relations/womens-league/flea-market/).

Snow sports

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; 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).

Special interest

National Geographic Live Speaker Series

SUN-TUE Photojournalist Ami Vitale, “Rhinos, Rickshaws & Revolutions: My Search For Truth,” 2 p.m. Sunday, 7:30 p.m. Monday-Tuesday, Benaroya Hall, 200 University St., Seattle; $26-$40 (206-215-4747 or benaroyahall.org).

First Folio, The Book That Gave Us Shakespeare

MON-APRIL 17 Traveling exhibit of Shakespeare’s First Folio, one of 82 copies of a rare collection of Shakespeare’s plays owned by the Folger Shakespeare Library in Washington, D.C., on tour to celebrate the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death, and exhibit exploring the significance of Shakespeare’s work and the history of impact on Seattle, library hours Monday through April 17, free, advance tickets encouraged, some dates sold out; First Folio Community Day: Celebrate Shakespeare for all ages with performances, music, art making, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. March 26, Seattle Central Library, 1000 Fourth Ave., Seattle (206-386-4636 or spl.org).

Prepare for earthquakes

WED Everett Office of Emergency Management presentation, preparing yourself and your home for earthquakes, March 23, 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Everett Public Library, 2702 Hoyt Ave., Everett; free (425-257-8000).

Sumo + Sushi

PLAN AHEAD Live Sumo, sushi, 12:30 and 6:30 p.m. March 26, WaMu Theater, 800 Occidental Ave. S., Seattle; $35-$200 (sumoandsushi.com).

Travel events

Travel seminars

SAT Packing like a savvy traveler, 10 a.m. Saturday, Savvy Traveler, 112 Fifth Ave. S., Edmonds; free, preregister (425-744-6076 or savvytravelerstore.com).


Issaquah Valley Trolley

SUN Open house to learn about summer volunteer activities, 2 p.m. Sunday, Issaquah Depot Museum, 78 First Ave. N.E., Issaquah (425-392-1821 or issaquahhistory.org).


Ukalaliens Workshop, Uke Fun for Absolute Beginners

SUN Musicians Kate Power and Steve Einhorn teach how to tune, play chords, strum, pick and accompany yourself on songs, 2 p.m. Sunday, Kent Library, 212 Second Ave. N., Kent; free (253-859-3330 or kcls.org).