Foul weather, a group leader’s illness, insufficient sign-ups — many situations can cancel or cause schedule changes for events and outings. To be certain of your plans, always check before you go.

Animal events

Zoo for All: Celebrating Our Cultures

FRI-SAT Cultural dance and musical performances, animal encounters, community organizations resource fair, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday; open 9:30 a.m.-6 p.m. daily, Woodland Park Zoo, 5500 Phinney Ave. N., Seattle; $13.95-$22.95, ages 2 and younger free (206-548-2500 or

Petpalooza and Fun Run

SAT 3K/5K Fun Run, 9:30 a.m., $18-$25; Petpalooza festival with entertainment, Northwest Pet Contest, agility area for dogs, pony rides, food court, 150 vendors, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, Game Farm Park, 3030 R St. S.E., Auburn (253-931-3043 or

Bear Tracks

SAT-SUN See black bears and grizzly cubs, keeper chats, bear enrichments, 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, Northwest Trek Wildlife Park, 11610 Trek Dr. E., Eatonville; $11-$23 (360-832-6117 or

Living With Wildlife: Bobcats

SUN For adults, how to recognize and coexist with bobcats, 2 p.m. Sunday, Lewis Creek Park and Visitor Center, 5808 Lakemont Blvd. S.E., Bellevue; no registration required (425-452-4195 or


Taste of the Grandmothers

SUN Celebrating food, wisdom and stories of our ancestors, musical entertainment, 1:30 p.m. Sunday, Ballard Homestead, 6541 Jones Ave N.W., Seattle; $35-$50 (


Bike Everywhere Day

FRI Kicking off statewide Bike Everywhere Month; 120 Celebration stations with experienced riders along major routes to provide encouragement and support, hours vary at locations Friday, most 6-9 a.m., some or 11 a.m.-1 p.m. and 4-7 p.m. Friday (

Tour de Donut

SAT Donuts and coffee, 8:45 a.m., ride to Capitol Hill, Denny Trianger and Green Lake, 9 p.m. Saturday, proceeds benefit Bike Works; Mighty-O Donuts, 1555 N.W. Market St., Seattle; $20 (

Bicycle Sunday

SUN Scenic boulevard closed to motorized vehicles, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Sunday, Lake Washington Boulevard from Mount Baker Beach to Seward Park, Seattle (

Emerald City Ride

PLAN AHEAD Cascade Bicycle Club 13-mile ride through the SR 99 tunnel and on closed I-5 Express lanes, start 7-9 a.m. May 26, Pyramid Alehouse, 1201 First Ave. S., Seattle; $18-$40, registration closes midnight May 22 (


Skandia dance

FRI Dance, celebrate Norwegian Constitution Day, wear Norwegian bunad, 7 p.m. Friday, Cedar Valley Grange, 20526 52nd Ave. W., Lynnwood; $15 (425-954-5262 or

CD Release-Dance Party with Dina Blade and Swinging’ in the Rain

SAT Swing, waltz and Latin dance music, beginners welcome, lesson included, 7 p.m. Saturday, Leif Erikson Hall, 2245 N.W. 57th St., Seattle; $10-$15 (206-781-1238 or

Sno-King International Folk Dance Club

SAT Folk dances from many countries, 7 p.m. Saturday, Cedar Valley Grange, 20526 52nd Ave. W., Lynnwood; $8 (


Leif Erikson Lodge Syttende Mai Open House

FRI Celebrate Norwegian Constitution Day, Syttende Mai and Leif Erikson’s 116th anniversary, with displays, craft and food demonstrations, children’s activities, Nordic Cafe, music and entertainment, noon-5 p.m. Friday, Leif Erikson Hall, 2245 N.W. 57th St., Seattle (

Syttende Mai 17th of May Festival and Parade

FRI Nordic music and entertainment, 2-5:45 p.m., Bergen Place; children’s craft activities, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., beer garden, 11 a.m.-5 p.m., Nordic Museum; 17th of May Parade, Norwegian organizations, marching bands, drill teams, 6 p.m., on 24th Avenue Northwest from Northwest 62nd Street to Northwest Market Street, on 22nd Avenue Northwest to Ballard Avenue to Ione Street, Seattle (

Viking Fest, Poulsbo

FRI-SUN Carnival and street fair, Viking Fest Parade, Friday-Sunday, Poulsbo (360-779-8657 or

A Glimpse of China Chinese Culture and Arts Festival

SAT Cultural roots and contemporary influences of China through live performances, visual arts, activities, food, games, marketplace; learn Chinese folk dances, create art, share in cultural traditions of 5,000 years of Chinese history; two lectures and a demonstration of Chinese “Yi Hua Dao” modern flower arrangement art; 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday, Seattle Center, Seattle (206-684-7200 or

West Seattle Bee Festival

SAT Honey Run informal run/walk/jog around the park, 9 a.m.; bee-themed costume parade, 11:30 a.m.; music, vendor fair, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, High Point Commons Park, 6400 Sylvan Way S.W., Seattle (

Armed Forces Day Parade

SAT 72nd annual parade includes all branches of the military, police, firefighters, youth organizations, dignitaries, car clubs, 10 a.m. Saturday, downtown Bremerton (

Northwest Kids Fair

SAT Entertainment, trampolines, jump houses, food concessions, vendors, petting zoo, special guests Batman, Wonder Woman, Captain America, Anna & Elsa, Doc McStuffins, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, Washington State Fair Events Center, 110 Ninth Ave. S.W., Puyallup; $5-$12 (

University District Street Fair

SAT-SUN Arts, crafts and food vendors, entertainment; 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Sunday, University Way Northeast from Northeast 42nd Street to Northeast 50th Street, Seattle (

Lacey Spring Fun Fair

SAT-SUN Entertainment, food vendors, pony rides, fire trucks, car show, kids’ activities, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday, St. Martin’s University, 5300 Pacific Ave., Lacey (

Northwest Folklife

PLAN AHEAD Celebration of the diversity of the Northwest, 5,000 performers from 100+ cultural communities, May 24-27, Seattle Center, Seattle; suggested donation $10/person, $20/family (

Tankfest Northwest

PLAN AHEAD Military vehicle demonstrations, remote control tanks, scavenger hunt, kids’ activities, 9 a.m.- 4 p.m., May 25, Flying Heritage & Combat Armor Museum, 3407 109th St. S.W., Paine Field, Everett; $15-$25 free for military veterans and ages 5 and younger (206-342-4242 or

Food events

West Seattle Wine Walk

FRI Tastes at various stores, 5 p.m. Friday, check-in at Capers, 4525 California Ave S.W., Seattle; $25-$30 (206-923-1656 or

Seattle Beer Week

FRI-SUN Beer-related specials and events at many locations, through Sunday (

Taco Truck Showdown

SAT Taco trucks, margarita and beer tasting garden, music, 3-10 p.m. Saturday, South Lake Union Discovery Center, 101 Westlake Ave. N., Seattle; outdoor events free, beer tasting garden $10-$35 (

Jameson Jitney Trolley Pub Crawl

SAT Transportation between locations, tastings, after-party, 3 p.m. Saturday, Art Marble 21, 731 Westlake Ave. N., Seattle; $39 (

Lucky Envelope Brewing

SAT Sour Beer day, past favorites, new releases, barrel-aged releases, food truck 2-6 p.m. Saturday, Lucky Envelope Brewing Co., 907 N.W. 50th St., Seattle (206-289-0425 or

Community breakfast, Monroe

SAT Pancakes, French toast, eggs, sausage, ham; proceeds benefit Senior Center programs, 8-10 a.m. Saturday, Monroe Community Senior Center, 276 Sky River Parkway, Monroe; $6, ages 10 and younger free (360-794-6359 or

Pours in Stores Sip and Shop

SAT Music, wine, beer and cider tasting at stores, 6-9 p.m. Saturday, Grand Ridge Plaza, 1451 Highlands Dr. N.E., Issaquah; $30-$35 (


Friends of the Library Plant Sale

SAT Plant sale, Master Gardeners info, book sale, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, Fall City Library, 33415 S.E. 42nd Place, Fall City (425-222-5951 or

Ferns for All

SUN Class, walk in the garden on using ferns in your landscape, noon Sunday, Bellevue Botanical Garden, 12001 Main St., Bellevue; $35, preregister (425-452-2750 or

Tomato Growing Success in NW Gardens

MON Hardy Plant Society of Washington growing tips and strategies, tomato plants sale, 6:30 p.m. Monday, Center for Urban Horticulture, 3501 N.E. 41st St., Seattle (

Irises for Every Garden

MAY 23 Introductory session, walk through the garden to learn to care for irises, 6:30 p.m. May 23, Bellevue Botanical Garden, 12001 Main St., Bellevue; $35, preregister (425-452-2750 or


Spring Arrives in The Watershed

SAT Explore the seasonal life cycle of plants and animals, for adults, 9 a.m. Saturday, Cedar River Watershed Education Center, 19901 Cedar Falls Road S.E., North Bend; free (206-733-9421 or


Artisan Friday: Faux Florals

FRI How to create a beautiful recycled floral bouquet, includes materials, 5 p.m. Friday, Elsom Cellars, 2960 Fourth Ave. S., Seattle; $10 (425-298-3082 or

Washington Bottle & Collectible Show

FRI-SAT The Washington Bottle & Collectors Association hosts show and sale, old bottles, insulators, post cards, photos, glassware, breweriana collectibles noon-5 p.m. Friday, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, Kent Commons, 525 Fourth Ave. N., Kent; free (

Everfree Northwest My Little Pony Convention

FRI-SUN All-ages convention, Grand Galloping Gala, musical concert, vendors, activity rooms, guest artists and voice performers, Friday-Sunday, Doubletree Hotel Seattle Airport, 18740 International Blvd., SeaTac; $20-$45/day, ages 12 and younger free (

Yoga & Wine

SAT Yoga class, bring matter, followed by wine tasting, 11 a.m. Saturday, Elsom Cellars, 2960 Fourth Ave. S., Seattle; $20 (425-298-3082 or

Monroe Auto Swap Meet

SAT-SUN 46th annual vintage car event, sell, buy and swap antique, classic and street rod parts, literature, tools, signage, collectibles and more by 1,200 vendors, “Car Corral” with 200+ vehicles for sale, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Sunday, Evergreen State Fairgrounds, 14405 179th Ave. S.E., Monroe; free (

Mushroom MAYnia

SUN Puget Sound Mycological Society information on safe cultivation, hunting and harvesting methods, arts and crafts, foraging tips, mushroom talks, noon-4 p.m. Sunday, Phinney Neighborhood Center, 6532 Phinney Ave. N, Seattle; $3/person or $5/family (

Sunrise Yoga Flow

SUN Vinyasa yoga for all levels followed by mimosa, 8 a.m. Sunday, Sky View Observatory, 700 Fourth Ave., Floor 73, Seattle; $25, preregister (206-386-6654 or

Museum events

Washington State Historical Society Day of Remembrance

FRI Event for all ages in remembrance of Executive Order 9066, signed by President Franklin Roosevelt on May 17, 1942, that called for the forced removal of people of Japanese ancestry to federal camps; peace crane origami folding, 3-7 p.m.; Living Voices “Within the Silence” performance, 5 p.m.; discussion to learn about and share ideas for upcoming Washington State History Museum exhibit on the history of Japanese Americans in our state, 6 p.m.; commemorative procession to Union Station, 7 p.m. Friday, Washington State History Museum, 1911 Pacific Ave., Tacoma; free (

Hydro Fever

SAT Open House, displays, restored Unlimited hydroplanes and a history of powerboat racing that covers over 100 years, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, auction featuring unlimited hydroplane memorabilia at noon, Hydroplane & Raceboat Museum, 5917 S. 196th St., Kent; free (206-764-9453 or

Queen Victoria’s Birthday

SAT Celebration of Queen Victoria’s birthday in 1850s style, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, Fort Nisqually Living History Museum, 5400 N. Pearl St., Tacoma; $8.50-$10.50 (253-404-3970 or /

Wine Train Excursion

SAT Tasting stops with local food and music, 2:30 p.m. Saturday, Northwest Railway Museum, 38625 S.E. King St., Snoqualmie; $49 (425-888-3030 or

Hometown Teams: How Sports Shape America

SUN Smithsonian Museum exhibit of national and local sports stories, noon-4 p.m. Wednesdays-Sundays and 6-8 p.m. first Thursdays; lecture “The Good Game: On the Moral Value of Sports,” 2 p.m. Sunday, White River Valley Museum, 918 H St SE, Auburn; $2-$5 (253-288-7433 or

MOHAI Innovation Exchange

WED Conversation exploring local history and our role as a hub for innovation, with leading institutions and individuals from the South Lake Union neighborhood, 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Museum of History and Industry (MOHAI), 860 Terry Ave. N., Seattle; $75-$150 (

Tankfest Northwest

PLAN AHEAD Military vehicle demonstrations, remote control tanks, kids’ activities, 9 a.m.- 4 p.m. May 25, Flying Heritage & Combat Armor Museum, 3407 109th St. S.W., Paine Field, Everett; $15-$25, free for military veterans and ages 5 and younger (206-342-4242 or

Paddle sports

Seattle Canoe and Kayak Club Open House

SAT Try out a kayak or canoe, youth 10 a.m.-noon, adults 1-3 p.m., Saturday, Green Lake Small Craft Center, 5900 Green Lake Way N., Seattle (206-684-4074 or

Park events

Full Moon Hike

FRI Park hike for ages 18 and older, 8 p.m. Friday, Discovery Park, 3801 Discovery Park Boulevard, Seattle; $10, preregister (206-386-4237 or

Batty Nights, Lewis Creek Park

FRI Learn about bats, night hike, bring flashlight or headlamp, for ages 5+ with adult, 8 p.m. Friday, Lewis Creek Park and Visitor Center, 5808 Lakemont Blvd. S.E., Bellevue; preregistration required (425-452-4195 or

Mount Rainier Seasonal Openings

FRI-SAT Henry M. Jackson Memorial Visitor Center now open daily; seasonal road openings May 17-24, weather dependent; chains no longer required for vehicles; Paradise Inn opens for the season Friday; Mount Rainier National Park, 39000 State Route 706 E., Ashford; $30 vehicle entry for seven days (

Bird tours, Discovery Park

SAT Bird tours in the park for adults and kids ages 8 and older; 8 a.m. Saturday, Discovery Park, 3801 Discovery Park Boulevard, Seattle; $5, preregister (206-386-4237 or

Trekking Through Tidepools

SAT Low tide exploration for ages 4 and older, 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Discovery Park, 3801 Discovery Park Boulevard, Seattle; $10, preregister (206-386-4237 or

Native Plant Walk

SAT Walk to learn about native plants, for adults and kids ages 8 and older, 3 p.m. Saturday, Seward Park Audubon Center, 5902 Lake Washington Boulevard S., Seattle; $5, preregister (206-652-2444 or

Northwest Stream Center Discover Day

SAT Half-mile nature trail, elevated Wetland and Forest Walk, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Northwest Stream Center, 600 128th St. S.E., McCollum Park, Everett; free, call to reserve time (425-316-8592 or

Lake Hills Greenbelt Ranger Walks

SAT Walk to learn about local history, plants and wildlife, for all ages, 2 p.m. Saturdays, Lake Hills Greenbelt, 15416 S.E. 16th St., Bellevue (425-452-6993 or

Wild Waves Theme & Water Park

SAT-SUN Theme park rides only through May 19, water park attractions and theme park opening day May 25; 10:30 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, Wild Waves Theme & Water Park, 36201 Enchanted Parkway S., Federal Way; $16.99-$24.99 (253-661-8000 or

Low Tide Beach Safari

SUN Guided beach exploration for ages 6 and older, 11 a.m. Sunday, Me-Kwa-Mooks Park, 4503 Beach Drive S.W., Seattle; $10, preregister (206-386-4237 or

Wallace Swamp Creek Nature Walk

TUE Two-mile trail walk through the park, bring binoculars if you have them, 9 a.m. Tuesday, Wallace Swamp Creek Park, 19851 73rd Ave. N.E., Kenmore; no preregistration (


Edmonds Jazz Connection Festival

SAT Student groups from middle and high schools perform contemporary and traditional jazz music, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday, Edmonds Center for the Arts, 410 Fourth Ave. N., Edmonds; free, donations suggested (

Puget Sound Traditional Jazz Society

SAT Dixieland jazz for listening and dancing with Jonathan Doyle Band, 1 p.m. Saturday, Ballard Elks Club, 6411 Seaview Ave. N.W., Seattle; $15 (425-776-5072 or


Madrona Farmers Market

FRI Opening day of the season, local products from farmers, fishers and ranchers, 3-7 p.m. Fridays, Madrona Grocery Outlet parking lot, 1126 Martin Luther King Jr. Way, Seattle (

Friends of Newcastle Library Book Sale

FRI-SAT Thousands of books and media, proceeds benefit library, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, Newcastle Library, 12901 Newcastle Way, Newcastle (425-255-0111 or

Maple Valley Library Guild Spring Book Sale

FRI-SAT Used books, DVDs and CDs at bargain prices, proceeds benefit the library, 10 a.m.-9 p.m. May 16, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, Maple Valley Library, 21844 S.E. 248th St., Maple Valley (425-432-4620 or

Broken Bar Day

SAT One day only, broken chocolate bars in many varieties, $10/pound while supplies last, 10 a.m. Saturday, Theo Chocolate, 3400 Phinney Ave. N., Seattle (

A Very Vintage Market

SAT Vintage clothing and accessories, vintage housewares, furniture, jewelry, garden art, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Shoreline Elks Lodge, 14625 15th Ave. N.E., Shoreline; $3 (

Friends of Bothell Library Book Sale

SAT Book bargains for all ages, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Bothell Library, 18215 98th Ave. N.E., Bothell (425-486-7811 or

Friends of the Shoreline Library Spring Fling and Mini-Book Sale

SAT Quality books of all genres, treats and beverages, raffle, 2 p.m. Saturday, Shoreline Library, 345 N.E. 175th St., Shoreline (206-362-7550 or

Friends of Fairwood Library Book Sale

SAT-SUN Most books 50 cents to $1, CDs, DVDs, vintage and collectible books; proceeds support library programs and services; 10 a.m.- 4 p.m. Saturday, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Sunday, Fairwood Library, 17009 140th Ave. S.E., Renton (425-226-0522 or

Special interest


SAT Interact with 20 service vehicles and personnel including ladder engine, aid car, State Patrol, U.S. Forest Service, police and construction vehicles; food vendors, bouncy houses, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, Sammamish Commons Plaza, 801 228th Ave. S.E., Sammamish (

Camlann Village Life Days

SAT-SUN Medieval villagers discuss their life in 14th century England, Craft Shops, noon-5 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, Saturday, Camlann Medieval Village, 10320 Kelly Road N.E., Carnation; $5 (

Junior League Touch-A-Truck

SUN Construction trucks, emergency vehicles, vintage trucks on display for children to explore, meet the people who build, protect and serve the community; 9-10 a.m. quiet hour, main event 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Sunday, Magnuson Park, 7400 Sand Point Way N.E., Seattle; $6/person; parking limited (

A Place for Us: a Celebration of “West Side Story”

MON Discussion, musical performances, thow its call for love and social justice continues in our own communities and neighborhoods, 6:30 p.m. Monday, Seattle Central Library, 1000 Fourth Ave., Seattle (206-386-4636 or


Camano Island Studio Tour

SAT-SUN Studio tours of works by 30 artists, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, Camano Island (

Savor Spring Food, Wine and Spirits Tour, Whidbey Island

SAT-SUN Tours, tastings at wineries and distilleries, with food, 11 a.m. Saturday-Sunday, Whidbey Island; $25-$30 (


North Creek Forest work party

SAT Tasks for all ages, boots recommended, tools, gloves provided, 20598 112th Ave. N.E., Bothell, 10 a.m. Saturday, North Creek Forest, 10654 N.E. 204th Pl., Bothell; preregister (

Day of Hope, Mill Creek

SAT-SUN Help with projects throughout the city to improve local schools, parks and nursing homes, 9 a.m. Saturday-Sunday, Mill Creek City Hall, 15728 Main St., Mill Creek; preregister (