A detailed, categorized calendar of events all over Seattle and Western Washington, March 10-16, 2017.

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Animal events

Seattle Kennel Club Dog Show

SAT-SUN More than 1,800 dogs of many breed compete each day for Best in Show, with educational exhibits, vendors, Meet the Breed events, agility and obedience competitions, demonstrations including Olympic Disc Dogs, K-9 Freestyle Dancers, flyball and more, 7:30 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday-Sunday; guided show tours, 9 a.m.-noon, $3 by advance reservation; CenturyLink Field Event Center, 800 Occidental Ave. S., Seattle; $14/adult, $12/military with ID and ages 62 and older; $7/ages 4-14, ages 3 and younger free (seattledogshow.org).

Spring Into Adoption

PLAN AHEAD Adoption discounts on pets ages 1 year and older, half off March 17, 30 percent off March 18, 20 percent March 19, Seattle Humane, Bellevue (425-641-0080 or seattlehumane.org/).


Literary Lions Gala

SAT King County Library System Foundation gala raise money to support library literacy and learning programs, 6 p.m. Saturday, Hyatt Regency Bellevue; $225-$275 (kcls.org/literarylions).

Eat a Burrito, Support the International Rescue Committee

WED 31 Chipotle Mexican Grill restaurants across Washington donate 50 percent of sales to the International Rescue Committee (IRC), present a fundraiser flyer (printed or on your phone) or mention the fundraiser to the cashier before payment to support refugees in Seattle benefiting from this program, 10:45 a.m.-10 p.m. Wednesday (rescue.org/event/eat-chipotle-support-irc).

Room Circus Medical Clowning

PLAN AHEAD Comedy and physical and mental dexterity performance, benefits Room Circus Room Circus circus arts to help transform the hospital environment for children, 7:30 p.m. March 19, Hale’s Palladium, 4301 Leary Way N.W., Seattle; $11-$26 (moisturefestival.com/events/view/515).


Dandy Daffodil Tweed Ride

PLAN AHEAD Slow-paced bicycle ride in the countryside past daffodil fields, dress in classic tweed or any smart looking outfit with any effort made to recreate the spirit of yesteryear, 10 a.m. March 18, La Conner Channel Lodge, La Conner; $10, or $5 donation for the La Conner Library Foundation for nonriders for wine tasting social and costume contests only (thedandydaffodil.com).


St. Patrick’s Day Party

FRI Nightclub two-step dance lesson, 7 p.m.; wear green for dance party, 7:45 p.m. Friday, Briora Ballroom Dance Studio, 2260 152nd Ave. N.E., Redmond; $20 (briora.com).

Dancing in the Park

SAT Dance class, 7:30 p.m., dance party, 8:30 p.m. Saturday, DanceSport International Studio, 6344 N.E. 74th St., Seattle; $12 (dancesportseattle.com/calendar.html).

Viennese Ball

SAT Dance lesson, 4-5 p.m.; dinner, dance shows, 6:45 p.m.; ball with dancing until midnight, 7:40 p.m. Saturday, Nile Shrine Center and Golf Course, 6601 244th St. S.W., Mountlake Terrace; $40-$95 (206-305-1636 or brownpapertickets.com/event/2744750).

Left Foot Boogie

SAT Dance lesson, 7:30 p.m., dance to music by Casey MacGill and His Swinging Five, bring finger food for potluck, 8 p.m. Saturday, Bothell Sons of Norway, 23905 Bothell-Everett Highway, Bothell; $15 (leftfootboogie.com).

Folk dancing

SAT Sno-King International Folk Dance Club dancing and dance instruction; 7 p.m. Saturday, Cedar Valley Grange, 20526 52nd Ave. W., Lynnwood; $5-$7 (206-524-7360 or sno-king.org).


Cultural Crossroads Festival

FRI-SUN Music and dance performances from world cultures on two stages, international bazaar, exhibits, world cuisines, 5-9 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Saturday, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Sunday, Crossroads Bellevue, 15600 N.E. Eighth St., Bellevue (crossroadsbellevue.com).

Everett Home & Garden Show

FRI-SUN Showcases home remodeling experts and interior designers from Snohomish County, noon-7 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday, Xfinity Arena, 2000 Hewitt Ave., Everett; $2-$7 (425-322-2600 or xfinityarenaeverett.com/default.ashx?p=1097).

Norwegian Heritage Day, Bothell

SAT Craft demonstrations, Viking Long House, genealogist, Norsk Buhund (Nordic Dog Breed) and Fjord Horses, lunch available including pea soup, open-face sandwiches, Rommegrot, desserts, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday; performance by Barneleikarringen dance group, 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. Saturday, Bothell Sons of Norway, 23905 Bothell-Everett Highway, Bothell; free (bothellsonsofnorway.org).

Holi Festival

SAT Festival of colors heralds the arrival of spring and the arrival of equality, get color bombed, dance to Bollywood music, benefits Child Rights and You (CRY) America support for children in India, noon-4 p.m. Saturday, Crossroads Park, 16000 N.E. 10th St., Bellevue; $15-$20, ages 11 and younger free (cryseattle.org/?event=holi).

Living on an Island: Camano 101

SAT Open house to learn about Camano parks and recreational opportunities, projects and places to volunteer, 10 a.m. Saturday, Island County Multipurpose Center, 141 N. East Camano Dr., Camano Island (snocd.org/camano101).

Kids’ Purim Megilla Reading & Costume Contest

SUN Interactive celebration of Purim, featuring hamentaschen pastries, costume contest, Megilla reading, open to the community, 11:15 a.m. Sunday, Torah Day School, 1625 S. Columbian Way, Seattle; suggested donation $5/person, $20/family (seattlekehilla.com/events_items/kids-megilla-reading-costume-contest/).

Super Purim Carnival

SUN Purim carnival games, art activities, bouncy house, rides, superhero costumes encouraged, 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Sunday, Stroum Jewish Community Center, 3801 E. Mercer Way, Mercer Island; free, preregister (sjcc.org/kids-adults-families/community-celebrations/).

Tastes of Norway/Norwegian Culture and Heritage Day

PLAN AHEAD Leif to Leif Fun Run/Walk from Leif Erickson Hall to the Leif Erickson statue at Shilshole and back, 9 a.m. March 18, $10/adult, $5/child, benefits the Lodge and Ballard Senior Center; festival with music, folk dancing, speakers, presentations and demonstrations of Norwegian handcrafts, craft sale, genealogy researchers, traditional Norwegian foods and desserts, 10 a.m.-3:30 p.m. March 18, Leif Erikson Lodge, 2245 N.W. 57th St., Seattle (206-783-1274 or LeifEriksonLodge.com).

Northwest Women’s Show

PLAN AHEAD Fashion, health, food, entertainment exhibits, seminars, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. March 18,10 a.m.-5 p.m. March 19, CenturyLink Field Event Center, Seattle; $17 (nwwomenshow.com/).

Seattle French Fest

PLAN AHEAD Celebration of French Independence Day and the French-speaking world with music performances, kids’ activities, Best Baguette contest, French food, wine tasting, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. March 19, Seattle Center Armory, Seattle (206-684-7200 or seattlecenter.com).

Holi Celebration

PLAN AHEAD Celebration of the Hindu Festival of Colors or Festival of Love with all-ages play with colored powders, Bollywood music, vegetarian food, traditional Indian music and dance, 11:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. March 19, Lake Sammamish State Park, Issaquah; $20/adults, $15/ages 2-10, by advance ticket (eastsideholi2017.eventbrite.com).

Food events

Bacon Eggs & Kegs

SAT-SUN Brunch foods featuring bacon dishes by restaurants and food trucks, beer by 30 local breweries, Bloody Mary bars, Irish coffee, bacon bingo, egg toss races, dueling pianos, games; proceeds benefit Seattle nonprofit The World is Fun programs, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, CenturyLink Field Event Center, 800 Occidental Ave. S., Seattle; $35-$45 (baconeggsandkegs.com).

Pi Day

TUE Pie eating contest, $3.14 pie slices, 8 a.m.-8 p.m. Tuesday, Lost Lake Cafe, 1505 10th Ave., Seattle (206-323-5678 or lostlakecafe.com).

Pi Day

TUE Two slices for $3.14 at all Pagliacci Pizza stores that serve slices, Tuesday (pagliacci.com/).

Ivar’s Luau Party

MARCH 16 Island-themed bites, Kalua Pork, fresh Ahi Tuna, Dungeness Crab Rolls, Kona Brewing Co. beer, themed attire encouraged, 5 p.m. March 16, Ivar’s Acres of Clams, 1001 Alaskan Way, Seattle; $50, reservations required (206-624-6852 or ivars.com/events/item/469-ivars-luau).


March Mania Plant Sale

SAT Spring plants by specialty vendors, advice, kids’ activities, benefits Northwest Perennial Alliance educational programs and garden; 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, Bellevue Botanical Garden, 12001 Main St., Bellevue (northwestperennialalliance.org).

Seward Park Audubon Center Spring Native Plant Sale

SAT-SUN Locally sourced native plants for sale with advice for selection, planting, and care, including unique varieties of trees, shrubs and ground cover; all proceeds support Seward Park Audubon Center programs, online shopping options available; 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, Seward Park Audubon Center, 5902 Lake Washington Boulevard S., Seattle (206-652-2444 or sewardpark.audubon.org).

Early Spring in the Edible Garden

SUN Garden educator Lisa Taylor discusses spring planting, 2 p.m. Sunday, Fairwood Library, 17009 140th Ave. S.E., Renton; free (425-226-0522 or kcls.org).

Learn in the Garden

MARCH 16 Alpine & Rock Gardening expert Truls Jensen lecture on specialty plants for rock and alpine gardens, plants for sale, 9 a.m. March 16, Lakewold Gardens, 12317 Gravelly Lake Drive, Lakewood; $10/suggested donation (253-584-4106 or lakewoldgardens.org/adult_classes.html).


World War I Centennial Lecture

SAT Redmond Historical Society hosts Erik Flint, director of the Lewis Army Museum, to discuss World War I and the opening of Fort Lewis in 1917, 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Old Redmond Schoolhouse Community Center, 16600 N.E. 80th St., Redmond; $5 (425-885-2919 or redmondhistoricalsociety.org/RHS/index.php).

Electronics Show and Market

SAT Amateur radio event, vendors sell/trad radios, computers and other electronics equipment, 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 (mikeandkey.org/flea.htm).

Cascade Mountain Men

SAT-SUN Muzzle loading and pioneer craft show with original and replica pre-1840 muzzle loading firearms displays and vendors, period clothing and camping gear, early and Native American crafts, books and supplies, pioneer demonstrations including blacksmithing, wool spinning, carving, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Sunday, Evergreen State Fairgrounds, 14405 179th Ave. S.E., Monroe; $8, ages 12 and younger free (cascademountainmen.com).

Seattle Center Winter Fitness

WED Fitness sessions open to all ages and abilities; Zumba Fitness workout with Latin music, wear comfortable sneakers, 6-7 p.m.; Gentle Yoga, bring a yoga mat, 7:30-8:30 p.m. Wednesdays, Seattle Center Armory, Seattle; free (206-684-7200 or seattlecenter.com/fitness).

Museum events

Windows into the World of Giants

FRI How different was the world of dinosaurs from our own, with Dr. Matthew Carrano, curator of Dinosauria at the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, 7 p.m. Friday, Kane Hall, University of Washington, Seattle; free, preregister (206-616-3962 or burkemuseum.org/calendar/windows-world-giants).

Dino Weekend

SAT-SUN Discover the wonders of the prehistoric past, see and touch hundreds dinosaurs and other fossils, meet paleontologists, watch scientists work on a newly discovered T. rex, make your own discovery in a fossil dig pit, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, Burke Museum of Natural History and Culture, University of Washington, Seattle; $7.50-$10, ages 4 and younger free; advance tickets available (206-616-3962 or burkemuseum.org/calendar/dino-day-2017).

Mars Month, Museum of Flight

SAT Lectures by experts on the exploration and study of Mars; science and engineering of getting people to Mars and back, 2 p.m. Saturday, Museum of Flight, 9404 E. Marginal Way S., Seattle; $13-$23 (206-764-5700 or museumofflight.org).

Science in the City: Captain Cook and the Northwest Passage

TUE Captain James Cook’s voyage was to discover a Northwest Passage from the Pacific to the Atlantic in 1778, 7 p.m. Tuesday, Pacific Science Center, 200 Second Ave. N, Seattle; $5 (206-443-2001 or pacificsciencecenter.org/lectures/).

History Cafe: A Historical Perspective of Homelessness in Seattle

WED Panel of experts lead discussion on the history of homelessness in Seattle, what can be learned from the past about homelessness in Seattle today, 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Museum of History & Industry (MOHAI), 860 Terry Ave. N., Seattle; free (206-324-1126 or mohai.org/calendar).

The Journey that Saved Curious George: Margaret and H.A. Rey’s Wartime Escape

ONGOING The incredible journey made by Margret and H.A. Rey, the creators of “Curious George,” to escape the Nazi invasion of Paris at the start of World War II; with core exhibit “With My Own Eyes,” 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Wednesdays and Sundays, Holocaust Center for Humanity, 2045 Second Ave., Seattle; $5-$10 (206-582-3000 or holocaustcenterseattle.org/plan-your-visit).

Seattle Art Museum

ONGOING “Jacob Lawrence: The Migration Series,” in celebration of the 100th anniversary of the birth of Lawrence, exhibit of his epic series that chronicles in words and pictures the exodus of African Americans from the rural South to the industrial North in the decades after the First World War, through April 23; also, “Seeing Nature: Landscape Masterworks from the Paul G. Allen Family Collection,” 39 historically significant European and American landscape paintings from the past four hundred years, through May 23, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Wednesdays-Sundays, until 9 p.m. Thursdays, Seattle Art Museum, 1300 First Ave., Seattle; $12.95-$19.95, ages 12 and younger free (206-654-3100 or seattleartmuseum.org/).

“Edible City: A Delicious Journey”

ONGOING How people eat in Seattle, the city’s journey from the earliest oyster middens to modern four-star restaurants as a reflection of Seattle’s geography, history, and people, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. daily; Museum of History & Industry (MOHAI), 860 Terry Ave. N., Seattle; $13.95-$19.95, ages 14 and younger free (206-324-1126 or mohai.org/exhibits/item/2700-edible-city-a-delicious-journey).

Imagine Children’s Museum free nights

PLAN AHEAD Free admission, 5:30-9 p.m.; Tooth-apolooza dentist visits, learn about teeth, Feb. 17, 5:30 p.m. March 17, Imagine Children’s Museum, 1502 Wall St., Everett (425-258-1006 or imaginecm.org).

Park events

Great Blue Herons

SAT Walk a mile to nearby heron rookery, bring binoculars if you have them, for ages 8 and older, 10 a.m. Saturday, Discovery Park, 3801 W. Government Way, Seattle; free, preregister (206-386-4236).

Kids’ Saturday in the Park

SAT Drop-in art activities; rain gear recommended for outdoor activities, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, Olympic Sculpture Park, Broad Street and Elliott Avenue, Seattle; free (seattleartmuseum.org).

Planetarium Show “Climbing the Cosmic Distance Ladder”

SAT How astronomers, past and present, determine distances to objects, 7:30 p.m. Saturday, followed by telescopes for star gazing if the sky is clear; BPAstro Kids will be “Imaging the Universe” with Dr. Erica, 4 and 5 p.m. Saturday, Edwin E. Ritchie Observatory, Battle Point Park, 11299 Arrow Point Dr. N.E., Bainbridge Island; $2 (206-842-9152 or bpastro.org).

Arboretum Walks

SAT-SUN Seasonally themed walk with games, activities, learning for ages 2-12 and their caregivers, 1 p.m. Saturday; guided walk for adults, 1 p.m. Sunday; Graham Visitor Center, 2300 Arboretum Dr. East, Seattle; free, no registration needed (206-685-8033 or botanicgardens.uw.edu/washington-park-arboretum/).

State Parks Free Days

PLAN AHEAD Free day use at all state parks, no Discover Pass required; State Parks’ 104th birthday, March 19 (discoverpass.wa.gov/136/State-Parks-Free-Days).


Pied Piper Family Event

SAT Roberto the Magnificent comedy and stunts, 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Mount Baker Community Club, 2811 Mount Rainier Drive S., Seattle; $3 (mountbaker.org/pied-piper).


SAT Readings of poetry and prose, open mic, 4-5:30 p.m. Saturday, Green Lake Branch Library, 7364 E. Green Lake Way Dr. N., Seattle (206-684-7547).

Writers Read

SUN Author readings, open mic, in partnership with African-American Writers’ Alliance, 2-4 p.m. Sunday, Columbia Branch Library, 4721 Rainier Ave. S., Seattle (206-386-1908).


Hamantashen Hustle Fun Run

SUN Purim family run, walk, or dance one-mile race for all ages, costumes welcome, 10 a.m. Sunday, Stroum Jewish Community Center, 3801 E. Mercer Way, Mercer Island; $30/family (206-232-7115 or sjcc.org/kids-adults-families/community-celebrations/).


Wearable Art Sale

FRI-SUN Sale of creative clothing, fashion accessories and jewelry by 75 artists, portion of proceeds benefits YWCA Pierce County domestic violence services; 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Friday-Saturday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday, Mercedes-Benz of Tacoma, 1701 Alexander Ave. E., Fife (253-272-4181, ext. 352 or ragswearableart.org).

The Northwest Flea

SUN Antiques, vintage and collectibles vendors, food trucks, music, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Sunday, Bellevue College, 3000 Landerholm Circle S.E., Bellevue (thenorthwestflea.com/).

Friends of The Seattle Public Library Book Sale

PLAN AHEAD Friends of The Seattle Public Library sale of 100,000 children’s books, adult fiction and nonfiction, old/rare books, graphic novels, DVDs, CDs, audio books and records, all $1-$3; 9 a.m.-5 p.m. March 18, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. March 19, Seattle Center Exhibition Hall, 299 Mercer St., Seattle (206-682-7567 or friendsofspl.org/book-sales/).

St. Patrick’s Day events

Northwest Seaport Chantey Sing

FRI St. Patrick’s Day version of sea songs to celebrate our connections to the sea, ships and sailors, easy to sing for all ages, 8 p.m. Friday, Center for Wooden Boats, 1010 Valley St., Seattle; free (206-447-9800 or nwseaport.org).

Irish Week Festival

FRI-SUN Landing of St. Patrick at South Lake Union, Pirates of the Emerald Isle deliver St. Patrick to the Emerald City, dropping him off at South Lake Union near MOHAI, 6 p.m. Friday; free shuttle, kids welcome, from F X McRory’s to South Lake Union, 5 p.m., returning to McRory’s by 6:30 p.m. Friday for the Green Stripe Laying along the route of Saturday’s parade; Irish flag raising with dignitaries in front of the King-County Administration Building, followed by the playing of the Irish and U.S. National Anthems, 12:20 p.m. Saturday; parade, 12:30 p.m. Saturday, Fourth Avenue from Jefferson Street to Westlake Center, seniors invited to ride the parade for free in a Duck’s Boat, boarding at Fourth Avenue and Jefferson Street before noon; after passing the reviewing stand at Westlake, the parade goes via the Monorail to the Seattle Center for closing ceremonies in the Armory; Festival with Irish and Celtic vendors, Irish food and libations, Irish music, singing, dancing, workshops, lectures, cultural displays, Irish art exhibit, children’s contests and activities, noon-6 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Sunday, Seattle Center Armory, Seattle (irishclub.org/irish-week).

St. Patrick’s Irish Festival, Kell’s

FRI-MARCH 18 Irish music by bands from Ireland and across the Northwest, Irish food and beer, open 11:30 a.m., music begins 9:30 p.m. Friday; opens 11 a.m., music begins 2 p.m. Saturday; open 9 a.m., music starts at noon Sunday; open 11:30 a.m., music begins 9 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday; festival tent providing extra room in Post Alley starting March 16, open 11:30 a.m., music begins 9 p.m. March 16; opens 9 a.m., music starts at noon March 17, $20 admission, ages 21 and older only with ID, no reservations; open 11:30 a.m. March 18, music starts at 6 p.m. March 18, Kell’s Irish Restaurant and Bar, 1916 Post Alley, Seattle (206-728-1916 or kellsirish.com/seattle/).

Matt Talbot Center St. Patrick’s Dinner

SAT Proceeds benefit Matt Talbot Center counseling, drug and alcohol treatment services, Bible study and prayer, housing and employment assistance, and literacy training, 6 p.m. Saturday, F.X. McRory’s Steak, Chop & Oyster House, 419 Occidental Ave. S., Seattle; $100 (206-256-9865 or mtcenter.org/events-2/).

Irish Network St. Patrick’s Day Party

SAT Music provided by KEXP DJ Darek Mazzone, hosted by Irish Network Seattle for all communities, 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Cornish College of the Arts, 1000 Lenora St., Seattle; $40 (irishnetworkseattle.org/social-and-professional-events/).

St. Patrick’s Day Dash

SUN Run, walk or jog 5K to celebrate the arrival of spring and the Irish in us all, costume contest, music, finish line beer garden, 8:30 a.m. Sunday, $25-$80; Leprechaun Lap for ages 10 and younger, 8 a.m., $15; proceeds benefit Detlef Schrempf Foundation children’s charities and youth organizations; Seattle Center, Seattle; $25-$80 (stpatsdash.com/).

Friends of St. Patrick 77th Anniversary Banquet

SUN Cocktails, dinner, wine, dancing, entertainment including Irish stepdancing, bagpipe bands, 5 p.m. Sunday, Knights of Columbus Hall, 722 E. Union St., Seattle; $125 (seattle.eventful.com/events/friends-st-patrick-77th-anniversary-banquet-/E0-001-099424035-3).

Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day

TUE Make shamrocks to decorate your home, decorate cookies, with Irish music and film on Ireland, 6 p.m. Tuesday, Belltown Community Center, 415 Bell St., Seattle; $3/family (206-684-7245).

St. Paddy’s Party Cruise

PLAN AHEAD Cruise, appetizers, desserts, dance party, Irish specialty cocktails, Irish beers, wine available, 8:30 p.m. March 17, Waterways Cruises, 2441 N. Northlake Way, Seattle; $56.99 (waterwayscruises.com/St_Paddys_party_cruise_2017).

Lucky Leprechaun Hunt

PLAN AHEAD Kids ages 6-10 hunt for gold coins for candy and prizes, 4 p.m. March 17, Magnuson Community Center, 7110 62nd Ave. N.E., Seattle (206-684-7026).

St. Patrick’s Celebration

PLAN AHEAD Geoffrey Castle with his All Star Band, Seattle Irish Dance Company, for all ages, 8 p.m. March 17, Kirkland Performance Center, Kirkland; $35 (425-893-9900 or kpcenter.org).

St. Patrick’s Day with the Gothard Sisters

PLAN AHEAD Celtic-inspired original music, song, dance and storytelling, 7:30 p.m. March 17, Auburn Avenue Theater, 10 Auburn Ave., Auburn; $20-$23 (253-931-3043 or gothardsisters.com).

Snow sports

Guided snowshoe walks, Mount Rainier

SAT Walk 1.8 miles with a park ranger to learn the art of snowshoeing and discover how plants, animals and people adapt to Mount Rainier winter conditions, for ages 8 and older, snowshoes provided for $5 donation or bring your own; 11 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. Saturdays, Sundays; limited to 25 people, sign up one hour before each walk, Mount Rainier Visitor Center, Mount Rainier; free, $25/vehicle park admission; all vehicles required to carry tire chains (360-569-6575 or /nps.gov/mora/planyourvisit/winter-recreation.htm).


PLAN AHEAD Ski and snowboard slalom competition open to all skill levels, beer tent, benefits Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, 9 a.m. March 18, Stevens Pass, Highway 2, Skykomish; $40-$60 (fredhutch.org/slayride).


Georgetown Steam Plant Open House

SAT Explore remarkably intact engineering landmark built in 1906, learn how its history is tied to Seattle’s and the Georgetown neighborhood on guided tours at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. Saturday, Georgetown Steam Plant, 6605 13th Ave. S., Seattle; free (206-763-2542 or georgetownsteamplant.org).

Folio: The Seattle Athenaeum

MARCH 16 Historic Seattle program with discussion of historic building and tour of its reading room collections, 10:30 a.m. March 16, Folio: The Seattle Athenaeum, 314 Marion St., Seattle; $15, preregister (historicseattle.org).

Travel events

Travel seminars

SAT Hiking the Camino de Santiago, 10 a.m. Saturday, Savvy Traveler, 112 Fifth Ave. S., Edmonds; free, reservations required (425-744-6076 or savvytravelerstore.com).

Travel programs

WED Walking England’s historic Hadrian’s Wall and Scotland’s Antonine Wall, 7 p.m. Wednesday, Wide World Books & Maps, 4411 Wallingford Ave. N., Seattle; free (206-634-3453 or wideworldtravelstore.com).


King County Parks

SAT Help plant native trees and shrubs, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, Fall City Park, 4101 Fall City-Carnation Road S.E., Fall City; preregister (content.govdelivery.com/bulletins/gd/WAKING-17fec28).


Your Stories

SAT Interactive storytelling workshop, share favorite moments in your life, learn oral storytelling techniques, 2 p.m. Saturday, Boulevard Park Library, 12015 Roseberg Ave. S., Seattle; free (206-242-8662 or kcls.org).