A detailed, categorized calendar of events all over Seattle and Western Washington, April 22-28, 2016.

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Animal events

Young Mammals and Nestling Birds

SAT PAWS celebrates animal baby season, how to prepare your backyard for new arrivals that may be visiting, 10 a.m. Saturday, Brightwater Education & Community Center at Clean-Water Treatment Facility, 22505 State Route 9 S.E., Woodinville; $5 suggested donation; preregister (paws.org/support/events/baby-on-board-young-mammals-and-nestling-birds-in-our-area/?date=2016-04-23).

Marine Mammal Mania

SAT-SUN Activities, talks and demonstrations devoted to marine mammals, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, Seattle Aquarium, 1483 Alaskan Way, Pier 59, Seattle; $15.95-$22.95, ages 3 and younger free (206-386-4300 or seattleaquarium.org).


Arcade Lights

FRI Tastes of savory and sweet bites, five tokens for samples of beer, cider, wine and nonalcoholic sodas, for ages 21 and older only; proceeds benefit Pike Place Market Foundation’s five social service agencies; 7-10 p.m. Friday, Pike Place Market, Seattle; $60-$150, $75 at the door if space available (206-682-7453 or strangertickets.com/go/arcade-lights).

Dragonslayer Walk for Sarcoma

SAT Noncompetitive walk to honor sarcoma patients and survivors and raise money for Northwest Sarcoma Foundation, for individuals and teams; program with inspirational speakers, 9:30 a.m. Saturday, Green Lake Community Center, 7201 E. Green Lake Dr. N., Seattle; $12-$25 (nwsarcoma.org).

Pajama Bowl

SUN Teams of 4 or 5 bowl in their pajamas to raise money for Sleep Train charity for foster kids, 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Sunday, Acme Bowl, Tukwila and TechCity Bowl, Kirkland; minimum fundraising goal $50/person (pajamabowl.com).

NoHomelessKids Benefit Luncheon

APRIL 28 Keynote speaker O.B. Jacobi, proceeds benefit Vision House families in Renton and Shoreline, noon April 28, Bellevue Hilton, 300 112th Ave. S.E., Bellevue; free, donation requested (425-228-6356 or vision-house.org/event/nohomelesskidsluncheon/).

Mighty Miracles Auction: Run For The Roses

PLAN AHEAD Dinner and auction, Kentucky Derby theme, for Children’s Miracle Network benefiting Seattle Children’s Hospital, 6 p.m. April 29, Emerald Downs, Auburn; $50 (253-220-0858 or mightymiraclesauction.com/).

Can Do 5K

PLAN AHEAD Flat, scenic run/walk, mile walk and kid dashes, proceeds benefit local families with children with Special Needs to increase opportunities for inclusion, specialized activities and advocacy, 8 a.m. April 30, Seattle Times North Creek, 19200 120th Ave. N.E., Bothell; $40 (cando5k.org).

Dutch King’s Day

PLAN AHEAD Hansje Brinker Guild celebrates Dutch culture and traditions with Dutch auction, vendors, Dutch food, beer, music; all proceeds donated to Seattle Children’s Hospital, 4 p.m. April 30, Brightwater Education & Community Center, Woodinville; $5-$10, additional donations requested (hansjebrinkerguild.info).

Seattle Brain Cancer Walk

PLAN AHEAD Walk to raise money for research, clinical trials and care for brain cancer patients; 9 a.m. May 1, Seattle Center, Seattle; $20-$35 (braincancerwalk.org).


Pacific Ballroom Dance

SAT Bolero dance class, 7 p.m., dance to recorded music; 8 p.m. Saturday, Pacific Ballroom Dance, 1604 15th St. S.W., #109, Auburn; $10 (425-451-4815 or pacificballroom.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).

Spring Fling Dinner Dance

SAT Dinner, music for dancing with Moonlight Swing Orchestra, 5 p.m. Saturday, East County Senior Center, 276 Sky River Parkway, Monroe; $9-$12 (360-794-6359 or eastcountyseniorcenter.org/).


Seattle Cherry Blossom & Japanese Cultural Festival

FRI-SUN Traditional and contemporary Japanese dance, music, taiko drumming and martial arts performances, art displays, food vendors, gift shop, children’s kite making, kimono and armor dress-up activities, tea ceremony and ikebana flower arranging demonstrations, origami airplane contests, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday-Sunday; additional children’s activities to celebration children’s day, Friday; Seattle Center Armory, Fisher Pavilion and Seattle Center Pavilion (206-684-7200 or seattlecenter.com/).

Norwegian Heritage Festival

SAT Norwegian musical entertainment, craft demonstrations, information displays, vendors, Norwegian food, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, Pacific Lutheran University, 12180 Park Ave. S., Tacoma; free (plu.edu/scancenter/norwegian-heritage-festival/).

Earth Day events

Rethink Reuse on Earth Day

FRI Value Village installation made from thousands of pieces of used clothing to encourage people to reuse, lighten landfills and conserve resources by donating used goods, 8 a.m.-7 p.m. Friday, Alki Beach, 1702 Alki Ave. S.W., Seattle (facebook.com/events/245940635760670/).

Earth Day Fair, Saltwater State Park

FRI Information and activities to benefit our planet and live sustainably, for all ages, especially students pre-K through 6th grade, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Friday, Saltwater State Park, 25205 Eighth Pl., Des Moines (parks.state.wa.us/578/Saltwater).

Earth Day, Seattle, Student Conservation Association

SAT Help Student Conservation Association restore Arboretum habitat, breakfast, lunch provided, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, Washington Park Arboretum, 2300 Arboretum Dr. E., Seattle; preregister (206-496-1286 or findyourparkscaseattle.eventbrite.com).

Community Roots: Earth Day, Seward Park

SAT Help with park habitat projects, tools, gloves, snacks and coffee provided, wear close-toed shoes, long pants and long sleeved shirt, bring water bottle, meet at first parking lot in upper loop, 10 a.m. Saturday, Seward Park, 5902 Lake Washington Blvd. S., Seattle (sewardpark.audubon.org).

Earth Day, Discovery Park

SAT Community input requested for upcoming project to renovate Discovery Park play area, 10:30 a.m.-noon, Discovery Park Environmental Learning Center; help clean the beach, 2-4 p.m. Saturday, preregister; Discovery Park, 3801 W. Government Way, Seattle (206- 386-4236 or seattle.gov/parks).

Earth Day Newcastle

SAT Petting zoo, amphibian displays, food trucks, green business and community groups displays, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday; wetland restoration, 10:30 a.m.; Kid’s Parade, noon; how to create backyard habitats workshops, 12:30 p.m.; Boeing Employees’ Concert Band, 1:30 p.m. Saturday, Lake Boren Park, Southeast 84th Avenue and Coal Creek Parkway Southeast, Newcastle (newcastleweedwarriors.org).

Celebrate Earth Day

SAT Earth Day mini-lectures and animal enrichment demonstrations for all ages, special reptile guests from the Pacific Northwest Herpetological Society, 10 a.m. Saturday, Cougar Mountain Zoo, 19525 S.E. 54th St., Issaquah; $9-$12.50 (425-392-6278 or cougarmountainzoo.org).

Super Hero Day

SAT Mission: Earth Day, create your own super hero power band and/or super hero maskfrom recycled materials and other Earth Day activities, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, Imagine Children’s Museum, 1502 Wall St., Everett; $10-$15 (425-258-1006 or imaginecm.org/).

Earth Day, Duvall

SAT Exhibits and information on native birds, mammals, plants, fish, geology, composts, free native trees and shrubs, drawing to win plants and rain barrel, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, McCormick Park, 26200 N.E. Stephens Street, Duvall (duvallwa.gov/Calendar.aspx?EID=304).

“Keep it Green” Sanctuary Tour

SAT Earth Day self-guided tour in pastures meeting animal residents, with tips on ways you can help the planet and animals, vegan treats; proceeds support animals and programs of Pasado’s Safe Haven, noon Saturday, Pasado’s Safe Haven, 10131 Woods Lake Road, Monroe; $25 (360-793-9393 or pasadosafehaven.org/event/keep-it-green-sanctuary-tour/).

Earth Day Festival, Whidbey

SAT Speaker, alternative vehicle show, music, displays, children’s activities, noon-4 p.m. Saturday, Bayview Corner, 5603 S. Bayview Road, Langley, Whidbey Island (whidbeyearthday.org).

Earth Day Storytelling

SUN Celebrate Earth Day, Seattle Storytellers Guild stories, 2 p.m. Sunday, Duwamish Longhouse & Cultural Center, 4705 W. Marginal Way S.W., Seattle; free, preregister (earthdaystorytelling2016.brownpapertickets.com).

Food events

Northwest Tequila Fest

FRI-SAT Tequila and mezcal tasting event, 140 tequilas, mezcals, and sotols, as well as beer and cocktails, food, mariachi music, agave seminars; 6-9 p.m. Friday, 4-8 p.m. Saturday, Fremont Foundry, 154 N. 35th St., Seattle; $49-$99 (nwtequilafest.com/).

Sexy Syrah at Salty’s

APRIL 28 Syrah from 30+ Washington wineries, appetizers; a portion of proceeds benefit Children’s Hospital, 6 p.m. April 28, Salty’s on Alki, 1936 Harbor Ave. S.W., Seattle; $50-$65, by reservation (seattleuncorked.com/).


Spring Plant Sale

SAT Botanica, Discovery Gardens, Madrona Gardens, Queenscup Nursery and Tadpole Haven Native Plants growers and nurseries specializing in native and bird-friendly plants, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Seattle Audubon Nature Shop, 8050 35th Ave. N.E., Seattle (seattleaudubon.org).

Your Veggie Garden

SAT Annual herbs, what to plant now, 10 a.m. Saturday, Swansons Nursery, 9701 15th Ave. N.W., Seattle; free (206-782-2543 or swansonsnursery.com).

Olympic Manor Garden Club Plant Sale

SAT Plants at bargain prices, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, 2309 N.W. 86th Street, Seattle (olympicmanor.org/).

RainWise rain garden program

SAT Learn about rebates for rain garden and cistern installation, meet contractors, noon-3 p.m. Saturday, Rainier Community Center, 4600 38th Ave. S., Seattle (700milliongallons.org/events/).

All About Dahlias

SAT Planting and care for dahlias, 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Master Gardener Demonstration Garden, 15416 S.E. 16th St., Bellevue; free (425-485-5942).

Rock Garden Society spring plant sale

SAT NW Chapter of the North American Rock Garden Society spring plant sale of rare plants from around the world and Northwest native plants, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, Bellevue Botanical Garden, 12001 Main St., Bellevue (425-452-2750 or bellevuebotanical.org/calendar.html).

Fuchsia and Dahlia Sale

SAT Sno-King Fuchsia Society plants, Seattle Dahlia Society tuber sale, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, Country Village, 23718 Bothell-Everett Highway, Bothell (425-483-2250 or countryvillagebothell.com).

Rhododendron Truss Show

SAT Display of specialty Rhododendrons grown locally, American Rhododendron Society experts provide information, 10 a.m. Saturday, Sunnyside Nursery, 3915 Sunnyside Blvd., Marysville; free (425-334-2002 or sunnysidenursery.net/).

Spring Restoration Day in Volunteer Park

SUN Help plant roses, weed and prepare garden beds for future planting, gloves and tools provided or bring your own, no gardening experience necessary, 10 a.m. Sunday, Volunteer Park, 1247 15th Ave. E., Seattle (bit.ly/VPT2016Spring).

Yoga For Gardeners

SUN Learn poses gardeners can practice in the garden to rejuvenate after yard work, bring mat or towel, 11 a.m. Sunday, Sunnyside Nursery, 3915 Sunnyside Blvd., Marysville; free (425-334-2002 or sunnysidenursery.net/classes/).

Lake Wilderness Arboretum Spring Plant Sale

PLAN AHEAD Plants, garden accessories, crafts, information, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. April 29, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. April 30, Lake Wilderness Arboretum, 22520 S.E. 248th St., Maple Valley (lakewildernessarboretum.org/).

Rhododendron Species Botanical Garden

ONGOING Peak blooming through May, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesdays through Sundays, Rhododendron Species Botanical Garden, 2525 S. 336th St., Federal Way; $5-$8 students, ages 12 and younger and military free (rhodygarden.org).


ONGOING Display garden, fields no longer in bloom, 9 a.m.-7 p.m. daily; no pets, RoozenGaarde, 15867 Beaver Marsh Road, Mount Vernon; $4-$5, ages 5 and younger free (360-424-8531 or tulips.com).


World Book and Copyright Day

SAT Antiquarian Booksellers Association of America Northwest Chapter provides free rare book appraisal, up to 3 items, 2-8 p.m. Saturday, Madison Room, Sorrento Hotel, 900 Madison St., Seattle (facebook.com/Antiquarian-Booksellers-Association-of-America-Pacific-Northwest-Chapter-1519862301598832/).

Scale Model Contest & Show

SAT Display of hundreds of models of airplanes, automobiles, military vehicles, ships, SciFi and real space vehicles, historical figures, dioramas; vendors, contest entry, 9 a.m.-noon; public viewing, 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m., awards presentations 3:30 p.m. Saturday, Renton Community Center, 1715 Maple Valley Highway, Renton; $5-$10 (ipms-seattle.org/).

Seattle Doll & Toy Market

SAT Antique and collectible dolls and toys including action figures, Barbie, American Girl, French fashion dolls, German bisque, paper dolls, doll houses, miniatures for sale; appraiser identifies keepsake, $3 per item; 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, Nile Shrine Center and Golf Course, 6601 244th St. S.W., Mountlake Terrace; $2-$5 (facebook.com/events/992125507501224/).

Puyallup RV Show

APRIL 28-MAY 1 RVs, tent trailers, manufactured housing, 11 a.m.-8 p.m. April 28-29, 10 a.m.-8 p.m. April 30, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. May 1, Washington State Fair Events Center, Puyallup; $9-$10, ages 17 and younger free with paid adult (253-841-5045 or thefair.com).

Museum events

Preserving Your Family Treasures — Protecting Silver and Jewelry

SAT Curator of Collections shares tips and tricks for preserving family treasures, 1 p.m. Saturday, White River Valley Museum, 918 H St. S.E., Auburn; included with $2-$5 museum admission (253-288-7433 or wrvmuseum.org).

Washington’s fruit industry history

SAT Surprising stories and characters in state history, 11:30 a.m. Saturday, Issaquah Depot Museum, 78 First Ave. N.E., Issaquah; free (425-392-3500 or issaquahhistory.org).

Meeker Mansion Cellar to Attic Tours

SUN All four floors open for tours, noon-4 p.m. (last tour begins 3 p.m.) Sunday, Meeker Mansion, 312 Spring St., Puyallup; $3-$6 (253-848-1770 or meekermansion.org).

Sewing to Sowing

SAT Experience springtime in the 1850s, sow seeds to take home, learn hand-sewing techniques from the Fort’s seamstresses, see demonstrations of one of the world’s earliest sewing machines, play 19th century games, visit with re-enactors as they live life in the 19th century, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Fort Nisqually Living History Museum, 5400 N. Pearl St., Tacoma; $5-$8, ages 4 and younger free (253-591-5339 or metroparkstacoma.org/fort-events/).

Fresh Dressed Jam

PLAN AHEAD Celebration of closing weekend of “The Legacy of Seattle Hip Hop” fashion show, performances, music, styles, 8 p.m. April 30, Museum of History & Industry (MOHAI), Seattle; $15-$25 (206- 324-1126 or mohai.org).

Park events

State Parks Free Day

FRI Free admission, no Discover Pass required, at all Washington State Parks for Earth Day, Friday (parks.wa.gov).

National Park Free Entrance Days

FRI-SUN National Park Service free admission for National Park Week, through Sunday (nps.gov/findapark/feefreeparks.htm).

Bird tour

SAT Guided walk to learn about park birds, for adults and ages 8 and older; 8 a.m. Saturday, Discovery Park, 3801 W. Government Way, Seattle; $3, preregister (206-386-4237 or seattle.gov/parks).

Rise and Shine Black Bears

SAT Learn about black bears in the area and their behavior in and out of hibernation time, for 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).

Celebrate Your Health

SUN Celebrating National Parks Day and using parks to promote healthy and active lifestyles with activities, health screenings and health information, 2-4 p.m. Sunday, Jefferson Park, 3801 Beacon Ave., Seattle (parkways.seattle.gov/2016/04/19/celebrate-your-health-in-jefferson-park/#sthash.Qcz6xXyM.oynIs3La.dpbs).

Birding Out

SUN Join Audubon Society Master Birder and City of Bellevue Park Ranger for a guided walk through the park to learn to identify birds by sight and song, 10 a.m. Sunday, Mercer Slough Environmental Education Center, 1625 118th Ave. S.E., Bellevue; free (425-452-2565 or myparks and recreation.com).


Seattle Urban Trek

SAT Walk or run six mile downtown trek with checkpoints and challenges, for teams of 3 or four; 8:30 a.m. Saturday, registration 7 a.m., Safeco Field, 1250 First Ave., Seattle; $150/3-person team, $175/4-person team (seattlesports.org/site628.php).

Run Like the Wind Running Festival

SUN 5K, 10K and Half Marathon along the trails, paths and roads by wind turbines; guided tours of wind farm available; 8 a.m. Sunday, Wild Horse Wind and Solar Facility, 25901 Vantage Highway, Ellensburg; $30-$60 (run-like-the-wind.com/).

United Relay of America

WED Launch event of United Relay of America triple-route coast-to-coast nonstop running relay, spanning 12,000 miles and raising an estimated $1.5 million for a score of charities, 6 p.m. Wednesday, Seward Park, 5902 Lake Washington Blvd. S., Seattle; $25-$50 (unitedrelay.org).


Great Junk Hunt Vintage Market

FRI-SAT Vintage vendors, 6-9 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Washington State Fair Events Center, 110 Ninth Ave. S.W., Puyallup; $20/Friday and Saturday, $8/Saturday only (253-841-5045 or thefair.com).

Latvian Center Rummage Sale

FRI-SUN Toys, electronics, housewares, clothes, tools, books, sporting goods, furniture, plants, jewelry, collectibles, Latvian items, bake sale, 9:30 a.m.-7 p.m. Friday, 9:30-5 p.m. Saturday, noon-4 p.m. Sunday, Latvian Cultural Center, 11710 Third Ave. N.E., Seattle (seattlelatviancenter.com).

Very Vintage Market

SAT Vintage, antique, repurposed and recycled items from 50 vendors, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Lake City Community Center, 12531 28th Ave. N.E., Seattle (averyvintagemarket.com).

Standout Style Runway Show

SAT Preview spring trends, breakfast bites, swag bag, $10 Bellevue Collection Gift Certificate, 9 a.m. Saturday, Bellevue Square Center Court, 575 Bellevue Square, Bellevue; $40 benefits Eastside Baby Corner (springfashion.bellevuecollection.com).

Spring Art Show and Sale

SAT-SUN Meet the artist, see blown glass and encaustic wax paintings, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday, noon-5 p.m. Sunday, Blowing Sands Glass Studio, 5805 14th Ave. N.W., Seattle (sutherlandartworks.com).

Seattle Makers Market

SUN Crafts, art, jewelry by 40 vendors, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday, The Great Hall at Greenlake, 7220 Woodlawn Ave. N.E., Seattle; free (seattlemakersmarket.com).

Special interest

Bringing in Community Ballard Event Series: Maritime

FRI Stories of Ballard’s maritime past, present and future, sea shanty singalong, stories, craft activity, social for all ages; bring potluck dish and nonperishable donation for Ballard Food Bank, 6:30 p.m. Friday, St. Luke’s Church, 5710 22nd Ave. N.W., Seattle; free (facebook.com/bringinginballard).

Holocaust Remembrance Day and Anne Frank Tree Dedication

PLAN AHEAD Holocaust survivor Laureen Nussbaum shares memories of her childhood with Anne Frank and the Frank family and her own Holocaust experiences, Anne Frank Tree Sapling Dedication at Seattle Center Peace Garden at Seattle Center from the historic chestnut tree Anne saw from her attic window in Amsterdam, 2 p.m. May 1, McCaw Hall, 321 Mercer St., Seattle; free (206-582-3000 or HolocaustCenterSeattle.org).


Seattle Modern Home Tour

PLAN AHEAD Self-guided tour of seven new or renovated homes in Seattle and one in Kirkland, for ages 12 and older, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. April 30, Seattle; $35-$40 (modernhometours.com/event/2016-seattle-modern-home-tour).

Travel events

Travel seminar

SAT Safari: best of eastern and western Africa, 10 a.m. Saturday, Savvy Traveler, 112 Fifth Ave. S., Edmonds; free (425-744-6076 or savvytravelerstore.com).


Keep Issaquah Beautiful Day

SAT Help pick up litter, weed, plant flowers and more for all ages in several locations in town, at Lake Sammamish State Park and other areas; check in, get tools, equipment, 9 a.m. Saturday, Hailstone Feed store, 232 Front St., Issaquah (downtownissaquah.com).


Water Flume Line Trail Walk

SAT Daffodil Valley Volkssport Club 10K (6.2 miles) and 5K walk on trails, sidewalks and cemeteries, start anytime 9 a.m.-noon, finish by 3 p.m. Saturday, Asia Pacific Cultural Center, 1123 Pacific Ave., Tacoma; free (daffodilvalleyvolkssport.com).


Electronics repair workshop

SUN All ages invited to learn how common electronic items work, bring broken appliances, computers, tools and other electronic devices and learn how to repair them, 1-4:30 p.m. Sunday, Greenwood Branch Library, 8016 Greenwood Ave. N., Seattle; free (206-684-4086).