A detailed, categorized calendar of events all over Seattle and Western Washington, April 29-May 5, 2016.
Seattle Humane Adopt a Shelter Pet Day
SAT Half off adoption fee for every pet one year and older at the shelter, 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Saturday, Seattle Humane, 13212 S.E. Eastgate Way, Bellevue (425-641-0080 or seattlehumane.org).
Mighty Miracles Auction: Run For The Roses
FRI Dinner and auction, Kentucky Derby theme, for Children’s Miracle Network benefiting Seattle Children’s Hospital, 6 p.m. Friday, Emerald Downs, 2300 Emerald Downs Drive, Auburn; $50 (253-220-0858 or mightymiraclesauction.com).
Abundance Takes Flight
SAT Personal finance expert Lynn M. Brown seminar on prosperity; proceeds benefit SHARE/WHEEL programs for the homeless, 6 p.m. Saturday, Museum of Flight, 9404 E. Marginal Way S., Seattle; $40 (abundancetakesflight.org).
LSPCC Wine Tasting
SAT Wine from Seattle urban wineries, Washington favorites, French and Italian imports, appetizers, dessert, proceeds benefit Lakewood Seward Park Neighborhood Association scholarships, 6:30-9 p.m. Saturday, Lakewood Seward Park Community Club, 4916 S. Angeline St., Seattle; $25 (lspcc.org).
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SAT Run/walk, mile walk, kid dashes, proceeds benefit activities and advocacy for children with special needs, 8 a.m. Saturday, Seattle Times North Creek, 19200 120th Ave. N.E., Bothell; $30-$60 (cando5k.org).
Dutch King’s Day
SAT Hansje Brinker Guild celebrates Dutch traditions with Dutch children’s games, flea market, Dutch food, beer, music, benefits Seattle Children’s Hospital, 4 p.m. Saturday, Brightwater Education & Community Center at Clean-Water Treatment Facility, 22505 State Route 9 Southeast, Woodinville; $7-$12 entry, fee for food and activities, donations requested (hansjebrinkerguild.info).
Seattle Brain Cancer Walk
SUN Walk to raise money for research and care for brain cancer patients; 9 a.m. Sunday, registration 7:30 a.m., Seattle Center, Seattle; $20-$35; suggested fundraising goal $150 (braincancerwalk.org).
Samaritan Center Spring Fundraiser
SUN Speaker William Paul Young, author of “The Shack,” dinner, benefits Samaritan Center of Puget Sound to provide mental health counseling to those in financial need, 4 p.m. Sunday, Bellevue Hilton, 300 112th Ave. S.E., Bellevue; $70 (206-527-2266 or samaritanps.org).
Foundations of Science Breakfast
WED Fundraiser for Pacific Science Center, “Inspiring Tomorrow’s Innovators,” speakers including Ryan Lewis, 7:30 a.m. Wednesday, Four Seasons Hotel Seattle, 99 Union St., Seattle; minimum $250 donation (pacificsciencecenter.org/breakfast).
Northwest Kidney Centers Breakfast of Hope
MAY 5 Northwest Kidney Centers fundraiser for patient support services; keynote speaker Ben Ruback, 7:30 a.m. Thursday, The Westin Seattle, 1900 Fifth Ave., Seattle; $150 suggested donation (nwkidney.org/breakfast).
Tuxes and Tails
PLAN AHEAD Seattle Humane auction, food and wine, runway show featuring celebs and adoptable dogs and cats; proceeds benefit animal care, 5 p.m. May 7, Hyatt Regency Bellevue; $300 or $125/cocktail reception only; registration deadline April 30 (seattlehumane.org/events/tuxes-and-tails).
SAT SLOW (Senior Ladies on Wheels) host easy pace, 10 mile ride with lunch stop, open to everyone who rides slowly, 11 a.m. Saturday, Northwest African American Museum parking lot, 2300 S. Massachusetts St., Seattle (cascade.org/node/24550).
SUN Scenic boulevard for biking and walking, closed to motorized vehicles, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Sunday, Lake Washington Boulevard from Mount Baker Beach to Seward Park, Seattle (seattle.gov/parks/bicyclesunday).
SUN Cascade Bicycle Club 35-mile or 15-mile with beer/snack stops, start 9-11 a.m.; after party with music, beer, meal, 11:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Sunday, Schooner Exact Brewery, 3901 First Ave. S., Seattle; $60-$70, preregistration recommended; day of race registration if space available (cascade.org).
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).
Learn songbirds and their voices
SUN Learn about songbirds by both their voices and field-marks, 6:30 a.m. Sunday, Lincoln Park, 8011 Fauntleroy Way S.W., Seattle; by contribution (206-932-7225 or stewardshipadventures.com/event/learn-the-songbirds-and-their-voices-lincoln-park/).
World Dance Party
FRI Cultural Events Series, all backgrounds and ages welcome; multicultural dances taught by volunteer instructors, potluck, 6 p.m. Friday, Delridge Community Center, 4501 Delridge Way S.W., Seattle (206-935-2999 or facebook.com/events/438877912985452/).
Dancing in the Park
SAT Dance lesson, 7:30 p.m., dance party, 8:30 p.m. Saturday, DanceSport International Studio, 6344 N.E. 74th St., Seattle; $12 (dancesportseattle.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).
Asian-Pacific Islander Heritage Month Celebration
SUN Performances including Seattle Chinese Community Girls Drill Team, Filipino Youth Activities Drill Team, Te Fare O Tamatoa Tahitian dance, Natya East Indian dancers, Seattle Thai Dancers, Federal Way High School Samoan Club, lion dance, taiko drummers, Celebrity Hum Bow Eating Contest, local Asian-Pacific Islander authors, Vietnamese tradition dress fashion show, children’s activities, 11:45 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday, Seattle Center Armory, Seattle (206-684-7200 or seattlecenter.com).
Opening Day of Boating Season
PLAN AHEAD Windermere Cut crew races, 10:20-11:40 a.m.; Seattle Yacht Club boat parade with vessels of all types and sizes decorated with “A Great Escape” theme, noon May 7, Montlake Cut and vicinity, Seattle (seattleyachtclub.org).
Pike Place Market Flower Festival
PLAN AHEAD Large selection of fresh, local flowers from 40 farmers, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. May 7-8, Pike Place Market, Seattle (pikeplacemarket.org).
Chile En Nogada class
SAT How to cook authentic Chile En Nogada, 10 a.m. Saturday, El Centro de la Raza, 2524 16th Ave. S., Seattle; $50 (206-957-4649 or brownpapertickets.com/producer/13781).
Northwest Wine and Cheese Tour
SAT-SUN Wine and cheese samples, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday-Sunday at ten wineries and cideries in Chimacum, Port Angeles, Port Townsend, Sequim and Marrowstone Island; $35-$40 (olympicpeninsulawineries.org).
Bacon and Beer Classic
PLAN AHEAD Bacon-infused dishes by local chefs and restaurants, craft beer and cider samples, games, contests, sessions 1-4 p.m. and 7-10 p.m. May 7, Safeco Field, Seattle; $69-$109 (baconandbeerclassic.com).
Lake Washington Institute of Technology Plant Sale
FRI-SAT Plants, herbs, and flowers grown by students, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Friday-Saturday, Lake Washington Institute of Technology, 11605 132nd Ave. N.E., Kirkland (425-739-8236 or hort-lwtech.com/index.html).
Lake Wilderness Arboretum Spring Plant Sale
FRI-SAT Plants, garden accessories, crafts, information, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Lake Wilderness Arboretum, 22520 S.E. 248th St., Maple Valley (lakewildernessaboretum.org).
FRI-MAY 8 Gardens in bloom, displays, exhibits and activities in Wagner House, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Friday-May 8, Lakewold Gardens, 12317 Gravelly Lake Drive, Lakewood; $7-$9, ages 12 and younger free (253-584-4106 or lakewoldgardens.org).
Wedgwood Garden Club Plant Sale
SAT Many varieties of plants grown by club members; proceeds benefit future park on 35th Avenue at 86th Street, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, 3177 N.E. 81st St., Seattle (206-430-0108).
Eastside Edible Plant Sale
SAT Sale includes 43 types of tomatoes, 32 types of peppers, wide variety of other edible and ornamental plants, 9:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, Master Gardener Demonstration Garden, 15416 S.E. 16th St., Bellevue (425-485-5942).
WA Native Plant Society Plant Sale
SAT Hardy native plants, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Bellevue Botanical Garden, 12001 Main St., Bellevue (wnps.org/chapter_info/chapter_sales.html#CPS%20Plant%20Sale%202016).
Lake Forest Park Plant Sale
SAT Sun and shade plants, ground covers, shrubs, trees, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, Lake Forest Park Elementary School, 18500 37th Ave. N.E., Lake Forest Park (206-362-5475).
Alderwood Garden Club Plant Sale
SAT Selection of perennials, shrubs and veggie starts, information; proceeds support horticulture scholarships, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, Cedar Valley Grange, 20526 52nd Ave. W., Lynnwood (Alderwoodgardenclub.org).
Add Color to your Garden Plant Sale
SAT Lakeshore Garden Club sale, large selection of annuals and perennials including tomatoes and hostas, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Lakeshore Garden Club, 5724 N.E. 190th St., Kenmore (lakeshoregardenclub.com).
Snohomish Garden Club Plant Sale
SAT Perennials, herbs, annuals, veggie starts, shrubs, ground covers, native plants, small trees and shrubs; proceeds benefit Snohomish Garden Club community projects and scholarships, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, The Farm at Swan’s Trail, 7301 Rivershore Road, Snohomish (snohomishgardenclub.com).
Edible Plant Sale
SAT-SUN Seattle Tilth sale of organically grown vegetable, fruit and herb plants, native plants, seeds, supplies, gardening information and presentations, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, Meridian Park, 4649 Sunnyside Ave. N., Seattle (seattletilth.org).
Westside Plant & Garden Art Fair
SAT-SUN Perennial, veggie, herb and berry plant starts, garden arts, books, planters, bird houses and feeders, garden tools, children’s activities, cafe, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Sunday, Westside Unitarian Universalist Congregation Social Hall, 7141 California Ave. S.W., Seattle (WestsideGardenFair.weebly.com).
NW Fuchsia Society Plant Sale
SUN Sale of fuchsias including rare varieties, expert advice on selection and care, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Sunday, Graham Visitors Center, 2300 Arboretum Drive E., Washington Park Arboretum, Seattle (nwfuchsiasociety.com).
Northwest Perennial Alliance Spring Plant Sale
SUN Plants from specialty nurseries and the NPA, new and rare perennials, native favorites, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Sunday, North Seattle College, 9600 College Way N., Seattle (northwestperennialalliance.org/spring_plant_sale2016.php).
UW Botanic Gardens: Invasive Species and Your Garden
MON How to curb and deal with invasive plant species, 6:30 p.m. Monday, Center for Urban Horticulture, 3501 N.E. 41st St., Seattle; free (206-685-8033 or depts.washington.edu/uwbg/visit/calendar.shtml#/?i=6).
Nathan Hale High School Spring Edible and Ornamental Plant Sale
WED-MAY 7 Huge selection of sustainably grown veggie starts, hanging baskets, bedding plants, herbs grown by high school students, 2-6 p.m. Wednesday-May 6, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. May 7, Nathan Hale High School Greenhouse, 11051 34th Ave. N.E., Seattle (facebook.com/hale.horticulture/).
Sno-Valley Senior Center First Picks Party
MAY 5 Choose plants and garden art before weekend sale, appetizers, wine, dessert, entertainment, 6:30 p.m. May 5, Sno-Valley Senior Center, 4610 Stephens Ave, Carnation; $25 (425-333-4152 or snovalleysenior.org).
Master Gardener Foundation Plant Sale and Garden Market
PLAN AHEAD Tomato, veggie and herb starts, perennials, native grasses, shrubs, trees, plant and garden décor vendors, plant selection advice, consultations with landscape designers; proceeds support Master Gardener programs; 9 a.m.-4 p.m. May 7, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. May 8; preview party and sale with wine, appetizers, music, 5 p.m. May 6, $35 by reservation; Center for Urban Horticulture, 3501 N.E. 41st St., Seattle (mgfkc.org).
Puyallup RV Show
FRI-SUN RVs, tent trailers, manufactured housing, 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday, Washington State Fair Events Center, 110 Ninth Ave. S.W., Puyallup; $9-$10, ages 17 and younger free with paid adult (253-841-5045 or thefair.com).
Attempt at world’s largest slot tournament
SAT Anniversary celebration attempt with Guinness World Records official on site to verify 3,001 or more adults participating in free slot tournament, starting 8 a.m. Saturday, Muckleshoot Casino, 2402 Auburn Way S., Auburn (muckleshootcasino.com).
MOHAI Maker Day/Fresh Dressed Jam
SAT Assemble a homemade microscope out of household materials using any smartphone camera, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, included with admission, $13.95-$15.95; Fresh Dressed Jam celebration of closing of “The Legacy of Seattle Hip Hop” fashion show, performances, music, 8 p.m. Saturday, $15-$25; Museum of History & Industry, 860 Terry Ave. N., Seattle(206-324-1126 or mohai.org).
Decked-Out: From Scroll to Skateboard Opening Day
SAT New street art and skate decks painted by urban muralists in bonsai displays; opening day bonsai demo, poetry with Washington State Poet Laureate, artist panel discussion, 10 a.m.-6:30 p.m. Saturday, free; opening night party for ages 21+, food, drink, dancing, music, 6:30-10 p.m. Saturday, $10; Pacific Bonsai Museum, 2515 S 336th St., Federal Way (253-353-7345 or pacificbonsaimuseum.org/events/decked-out-opening-day/).
First Thursday, Asian Art Museum
MAY 5 Free museum admission, 10 a.m.-9 p.m. May 5, Seattle Asian Art Museum, 1400 E. Prospect St., Seattle (206-654-3100 or seattleartmuseum.org).
First Thursday, Living Computer Museum
MAY 5 Milestones in computer history, interact with old computers, free admission 5-8 p.m. May 5, Living Computer Museum, 2245 First Ave. S., Seattle (livingcomputermuseum.org).
First Thursday, MOHAI
MAY 5 Free admission, 10 a.m.-8 p.m. May 5, Museum of History & Industry, 860 Terry Ave. N., Seattle; surcharge for special exhibitions (206-324-1126 or mohai.org).
First Thursday, Museum of Flight
MAY 5 Free admission, 5-9 p.m. May 5, Museum of Flight, 9404 E. Marginal Way S., Seattle (206-764-5700 or museumofflight.org).
First Thursday, NAAM
MAY 5 Free admission, 11 a.m.-7 p.m. May 5, Northwest African American Museum, 2300 S. Massachusetts St., Seattle (206-518-6000 or naam.org).
First Thursday, Nordic Heritage Museum
MAY 5 Free admission, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. May 5, Nordic Heritage Museum, 3014 N.W. 67th St., Seattle (206-789-5707 or nordicmuseum.org).
First Thursday, SAM
MAY 5 Free admission, reduced surcharges on special exhibitions, tours, music, 10 a.m.-9 p.m. May 5, Seattle Art Museum, 1300 First Ave., Seattle (206-654-3100 or seattleartmuseum.org).
First Thursday, the Burke
MAY 5 Free admission, 10 a.m.-8 p.m. May 5, Burke Museum of Natural History and Culture, University of Washington, Seattle (206-543-5590 or burkemuseum.org).
Paws-on Science: Husky Weekend
PLAN AHEAD Interactive exhibits and activities with University of Washington scientists and researchers, appearances by Harry the Husky, Husky marching band, cheer team, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. May 6-8, Pacific Science Center, 200 Second Ave. N, Seattle; $11.75-$19.75, 20 percent admission discount for UW alumni, students, faculty and staff (206-443-2001 or pacificsciencecenter.org).
Northwest Paddling Festival
PLAN AHEAD Demo kayaks and stand up paddleboards, kayak tours, seminars for expert to novice paddlers, Northwest Paddling Challenge race, gear and accessories by 60 vendors, kids’ activities, 2-7 p.m. May 6, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. May 7, Sammamish State Park, 20606 S.E. 56th St., Issaquah; admission free; $7/demo fee, $35/race; Discover Pass required for parking, one day $10 (northwestpaddlingfestival.com).
Fitness Zone Grand Opening
SAT Short program, equipment demonstrations, healthy snacks, giveaways, performance by The Thrillers, 10 a.m. Saturday, Powell Barnett Park, 352 Martin Luther King Jr. Way, Seattle (206-284-2929).
Wildflowers of Washington
SAT Washington Native Plant Society guide discusses wildflowers, leads walk, for ages 12+, 1 p.m. Saturday, Lewis Creek Park and Visitor Center, 5808 Lakemont Blvd. S.E., Bellevue; free, preregistration required, course # 103261 (425-452-4195 or MyParksAndRecreation.com).
Senator Henry M. Jackson Park Grand Reopening
SAT Short ceremony, light snacks, music, races, cupcake walk and other activities for all ages to celebrate new playground, community gardens, basketball courts, paths, open lawn, 1 p.m. Saturday, Sen. Henry M. Jackson Park, 3302 S. 18th St., Everett (everettwa.gov).
State Parks Free Days
PLAN AHEAD Free admission, no Discover Pass required, at all Washington State Parks; springtime free Sunday May 8 (parks.wa.gov).
Remlinger Farms Country Fair Fun Park
PLAN AHEAD Farm with 25 rides and attractions, steam train, kiddie rides, animal barnyard, pony rides, farm market, opening for the season 10:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. May 7-8, Remlinger Farms, 32610 N.E. 32nd St., Carnation; $12.76-$14.94; Mom’s Day breakfast buffet May 8 includes park admission, $7.95-$13.95 (425-333-4135 or remlingerfarms.com).
The Cat in the Hat
SAT Drama story by Seattle Children’s Theatre Drama School students, 11 a.m. Saturday, Secret Garden Bookshop, 2214 N.W. Market St., Seattle; free (206-789-5006 or secretgardenbooks.com).
Seattle Jazz Vespers
SUN Casual, all-ages concert with Leah Natale Quintet, 6 p.m. Sunday, Seattle First Baptist Church, 1111 Harvard Ave., Seattle; free, donations for musicians collected (seattlejazzvespers.org).
Nor-King Craft Fair
FRI-SAT Craft vendors, bake sale, deli lunch, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, First Lutheran Church of Richmond Beach, 18354 Eighth Ave. N.W., Shoreline (425-420-8097).
FRI-SUN Sale by several artists, 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday, Bainbridge Arts and Crafts, 151 Winslow Way E., Bainbridge Island (206-842-3132 or bacart.org).
The Junction’s Day of Giving
SAT Participating retailers and restaurants donating 10 percent of their sales to nonprofit organizations, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday, West Seattle Junction, California Avenue Southwest and Southwest Alaska Street, Seattle (206-935-0904 or wsjunction.org/blog/junctions-day-giving).
Friends of the Issaquah Library Spring Book Sale
SAT-SUN Books at bargain prices, proceeds benefit library programs, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, 1-5 p.m. Sunday, Issaquah Library, 10 W. Sunset Way, Issaquah (425-392-5430 or kcls.org).
Carnation Farmers Market
TUE Opening day of the season, Maypole Celebration, local produce, flowers, baked goods, cooking demonstrations, 3-7 p.m. Tuesdays, Stossel Avenue Northeast and West Bird Street, Carnation (carnationfarmersmarket.org).
Columbia City Neighborhood Farmers Market
WED Opening day of the season, local produce, flowers, food vendors, 3-7 p.m. Wednesdays, 37th Avenue South and South Edmunds Street, Seattle (seattlefarmersmarkets.org).
Burien Farmers Market
MAY 5 Opening day of the season, local produce, crafts, food, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Thursdays, Burien Town Square Park, 152nd Street Southwest and Fifth Avenue Southwest, Burien (discoverburien.com).
Snohomish Farmers Market
MAY 5 Opening day of the season, local produce, arts and crafts, food, plants, 3-7 p.m. Thursdays, Cedar Avenue and Pearl Street, Snohomish (snohomishfarmersmarket.org).
Duvall Farmers Market
MAY 5 Opening day of the season, local produce, arts and crafts, 3-7 p.m. Thursdays, Brown Avenue between Northeast Richardson Street and Northeast Ring Street, Duvall (duvallfarmersmarket.org).
Friends of Seattle Public Library Book Sale
PLAN AHEAD Fiction and nonfiction books for all ages, CDs, DVDs, records, audiobooks, collectible books, most priced $1-$3; 9 a.m.-5 p.m. May 7, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. May 8, Seattle Center Exhibition Hall, 299 Mercer St., Seattle (206-682-7567 or friendsofspl.org).
YMCA Healthy Kids Day
SAT Scavenger hunts, family fitness classes, healthy snacks, swimming, free T-shirt for first 100 kids at each location, open to all, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, West Seattle YMCA, 4515 36th Ave. S.W., Seattle; Coal Creek YMCA, 13750 Newcastle Golf Club Road, Newcastle; Bellevue Family YMCA, 14230 Bel-Red Road, Bellevue; Dale Turner Family YMCA, 19290 Aurora Ave. N., Shoreline; Northshore YMCA, 11811 N.E. 195th St., Bothell; Sammamish Community YMCA, 4221 228th Ave. S.E., Issaquah; Snoqualmie Valley YMCA, 35013 S.E. Ridge St., Snoqualmie; Matt Griffin YMCA, 3595 S. 188th St., SeaTac; Auburn Valley YMCA, 1620 Perimeter Road, Auburn; free (ymcahkd.org).
Holocaust Remembrance Day and Anne Frank Tree Dedication
SUN Holocaust survivor Laureen Nussbaum shares memories of her childhood with Anne Frank and her 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, as symbol of courage, diversity, and respect, 2 p.m. Sunday, McCaw Hall, 321 Mercer St., Seattle; free (206-582-3000 or HolocaustCenterSeattle.org).
Seattle Modern Home Tour
SAT 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. Saturday; $35-$40 (modernhometours.com/event/2016-seattle-modern-home-tour).
SAT-SUN Self-guided tour of 20 new homes and remodels in the Seattle area, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday-Sunday; free (nwgreenhometour.org).