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Mother’s Day events
Mom’s Market Day
SAT Celebration of Mom with music, kids activities, pop-up murals, Sasquatch sightings, craft demonstrations, cookie-decorating party, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Pike Place Market, First Avenue and Pike Street, Seattle (pikeplacemarket.org).
Kids Plant for Mom’s Day
SAT Edmonds in Bloom volunteers help kids pick a colorful pail and fill it with flowering plants for Mom, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, Edmonds Garden Market, Public Safety parking lot, Fifth Avenue and Bell Street, Edmonds; $10 donation for supplies suggested (edmondsinbloom.com).
Half-Price Moms’ Day, Point Defiance Zoo and Aquarium
SAT Half-price admission for all moms at the gate, programs, Pacific Seas Aquarium with sea turtles, hammerhead sharks; 9:30 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday, Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium, 5400 N. Pearl St., Tacoma; regular admission $11-$21 (253-404-3800 or pdza.org).
Meeker Mansion Mother’s Day Tea Weekend
SAT-SUN Two seatings each day, noon and 2 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, tours, Meeker Mansion, 312 Spring St., Puyallup; $15 by reservation (253-848-1770 or meekermansion.org).
Remlinger Farms/Mother’s Day
SAT-SUN Opening weekend of the season; farm animals, entertainment, rides and attractions for children, 10:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Saturday-Sunday; Mother’s Day Buffet Brunch and free park admission for moms and grandmothers with buffet purchase 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Sunday; Remlinger Farms, 32610 N.E. 32nd St., Carnation; $14.75-$16.75 (425-333-4135 or remlingerfarms.com).
Seattle Waterfront Free Parking for Mother’s Day
SUN Pick up free parking voucher for up to four hours at participating waterfront businesses, no purchase necessary; parking ambassadors available along the waterfront to help direct drivers; 9 a.m.-8 p.m. Sunday, Hillclimb Garage, 1422 Western Ave.; Watermark Tower Garage, 1108 Western Ave.; Western and Seneca lot, 1101 Western Ave.; Pike Place Market Garage 1531 Western Ave., Seattle (downtownseattleparking.com).
Mother’s Day at the Aquarium
SUN Special talks and demonstrations to celebrate the joys of human and sea animal mothers, 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday, Seattle Aquarium, 1483 Alaskan Way, Seattle; $19.95-$34.95 (206-386-4300 or seattleaquarium.org).
Mother’s Day, Bellevue Botanical Garden
SUN Music, ballroom dancing demonstration, kids posy-making, Plein Air artists painting live in the garden, garden tours, reopening of the newly renovated Native Discovery Garden, 10 a.m. Sunday, Bellevue Botanical Garden, 12001 Main St., Bellevue (425-452-2750 or bellevuebotanical.org).
Mother’s Day Brunch on Blake Island
SUN Brunch buffet, cruise, 10 a.m. Sunday, Argosy Cruises, 1101 Alaskan Way, Seattle; $49.95-$99.95 (argosycruises.com/argosy-cruises/mothers-day).
Mother’s Day Dinner Cruise
SUN Dinner, cruise, 6 p.m. Sunday, Waterways Cruises, 2441 N. Northlake Way, Seattle; $49.99-$99.99 (206-223-2060 or waterwayscruises.com/mothers-day-dinner-cruise).
Mother’s Day Tea and Treats
SUN Stroll through the garden, tea and treats in the garden room, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday, PowellsWood Garden, 430 S. Dash Point Road, Federal Way; $7/garden admission, ages 12 and younger free; $15/tea and treats (powellswood.org/events-2).
Nature’s Nurturers: A Celebration of Mothers
SUN Trail walks, Mother’s Day Tea, 1 p.m. Sunday, IslandWood, 4450 Blakely Ave. N.E., Bainbridge Island; $10-$25, preregistration required (206-855-4384 or islandwood.org).
Mother’s Day, Cedar River Watershed
SUN Relaxing day celebrates mothers in our lives; tea, coffee, snacks, stories of moms both human and wild in the watershed, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Sunday, Cedar River Watershed Education Center, 19901 Cedar Falls Road S.E., North Bend; free (seattle.gov/utilities/environment-and-conservation/our-watersheds/cedar-river-watershed/programs-and-tours).
Voices for Creative Nonviolence Mother’s Day
SAT International peacemaker Kathy Kelly reflects on the original intent of the Mother’s Day holiday as a universal call to disarmament, 11:45 a.m. Saturday, Ground Zero Center for Nonviolent Action, 16159 Clear Creek Road N.W., Poulsbo; free (gzcenter.org/events).
Seattle Metro Reptile Expo
SAT Captive-bred reptile show, reptiles and supplies, venomous reptile display, educational display, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, Evergreen State Fairgrounds, 14405 179th Ave. S.E., Monroe; $5-$10 (northwestreptileexpospdx.com).
Petpalooza and Fun Run
PLAN AHEAD 3K/5K Fun Run, 9:30 a.m. May 18, $18-$25; Petpalooza entertainment, food court, vendors, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. May 18, Game Farm Park, 3030 R St. S.E., Auburn (253-931-3043 or auburnwa.gov/petpalooza).
Treat Yourself 5k fun run
SAT Run or walk to benefit Providence ElderPlace and Providence Heritage House, 10 a.m. Saturday, Seward Park, 5902 Lake Washington Blvd. S., Seattle; $35 (206-938-4925 or providencewa.ejoinme.org/5k).
Make-A-Wish Alaska and Washington Happiness Hour
MAY 16 Local beer and cider, food, speaker, 5:30 p.m. May 16, Optimism Brewing Co., 1158 Broadway, Seattle; $35-$65 (eventbrite.com/e/happiness-hour-seattle-tickets-57624106253).
Providence Marianwood Spring Celebration Luncheon
MAY 16 Speaker Eric B. Larson, co-author of “Enlightened Aging,” proceeds benefit Providence Marianwood Foundation, 11:30 a.m. May 16, Golf Club at Newcastle, 15500 Six Penny Lane, Newcastle; $75 (425-391-2895 or providence.org/marianwoodluncheon).
Rad Power Bikes grand opening
SAT Party to celebrate showroom grand opening, games, food, ebike test rides, beer, 2-7 p.m., test rides until 4 p.m. Saturday, Rad Power Bikes, 1128 N.W. 52nd St., Seattle (radpowerbikes.com/pages/showroom).
SUN First Bicycle Sunday of year, scenic Lake Washington Boulevard is closed to motorized vehicles two to three times a month through September; 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Sunday, Lake Washington Boulevard from Mount Baker Beach to Seward Park, Seattle (parkways.seattle.gov/tag/bicycle-sundays).
Mukilteo Yacht Club Opening Day of Boating Celebration
SAT Blessing of the fleet, 11 a.m.; decorated boat parade with “Boating Days of Our Lives” theme, noon Saturday, Port of Everett, 404 14th St., Everett (425-636-3310 or mukilteoyachtclub.com).
Sno-King International Folk Dance Club
SAT Folk dances from many countries, dance lesson, 7 p.m. Saturday, Cedar Valley Grange, 20526 52nd Ave. W., Lynnwood; $8 (snoking.org).
Seattle Maritime Festival Family Fun Day
SAT Maritime Activities, music on the Entertainment Stage, Argosy Ship Canal tours, food trucks, fire boat tours, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Seattle Maritime Academy, 4455 Shilshole Ave. N.W., Seattle; free (seattlemaritime101.com/seattle-maritime-festival).
Backyard Wildlife Festival
SAT Celebrate wildlife, nature and gardening, learn how to create a backyard wildlife habitat that attracts native wildlife, with presentations with local experts, arts and craft vendors, native/garden plant sales, kids art projects and other activities, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, Tukwila Community Center, 12424 42nd Ave. S., Tukwila (tukwilawa.gov/departments/parks-and-recreation/community-events/backyard-wildlife-festival).
Nordic Fest, Auburn
SAT Vesterdalen Sons of Norway host Nordic vendors, heritage displays, lunch, ethnic food, bake sale, entertainment, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, Messiah Lutheran Church, 410 H St. N.E., Auburn (facebook.com/events/359791957945135).
Kingston Almost Summer Festival
SAT Celebration of the beginning of boating season and arrival of summer with music, activities for all ages, 11 a.m.-7:30 p.m. Saturday, Port of Kingston, 25864 Washington Blvd. N.E., Kingston (206-423-1924 or almostsummerfest.com).
Pike Place Market Flower Festival
SAT-SUN Forty tents set up on Pike Place to showcase farmers’ tulips, daffodils, irises, peonies and more, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, Pike Place Market, First Avenue and Pike Street, Seattle (pikeplacemarket.org).
Leif Erikson Lodge Syttende Mai Open House
PLAN AHEAD 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. May 17, Leif Erikson Hall, 2245 N.W. 57th St., Seattle (leiferiksonlodge.org).
Syttende Mai 17th of May Festival and Parade
PLAN AHEAD 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. May 17, Nordic Museum, 2655 N.W. Market St., Seattle; 17th of May Parade, Norwegian organizations, marching bands, drill teams, 6 p.m. May 17, Ballard Avenue Northwest from Northwest Iona Place to 22nd Avenue Northwest to Northwest Market Street to 24th Avenue Northwest to Northwest 62nd Street, Seattle (17thofmay.org/events).
Viking Fest, Poulsbo
PLAN AHEAD Carnival and street fair, Viking Fest Parade, May 17-19, Poulsbo (360-779-8657 or vikingfest.org).
A Glimpse of China Chinese Culture and Arts Festival
PLAN AHEAD Chinese dance, painting, calligraphy, workshops, martial arts, May 18, Seattle Center, Seattle (206-684-7200 or chinaartandculture.org).
Armed Forces Day Parade
PLAN AHEAD 72nd annual parade includes all branches of the military, police, firefighters, 10 a.m. May 18, downtown Bremerton (bremertonchamber.org).
West Seattle Bee Festival
PLAN AHEAD Honey Run informal run/walk/jog around the park, 9 a.m.; bee-themed costume parade, demo, music, vendor fair, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. May 18, High Point Commons Park, 6400 Sylvan Way S.W., Seattle (westseattlebeegarden.com).
University District Street Fair
PLAN AHEAD Arts, crafts and food vendors, entertainment, 10 a.m.-7 p.m. May 18, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. May 19, Seattle (udistrictstreetfair.org).
Seattle Beer Week
FRI-SUN Beer-related specials and events at many locations, through May 19 (seattlebeerweek.com).
Wine and Art Walk, Mill Creek
SAT Tastes from local wineries, art by local artists at Town Center businesses, 5-8 p.m. Saturday, Mill Creek Town Center, 153rd Street Southwest and Main Street, Mill Creek; $25-$35 (millcreektowncenter.biz).
Wine on the Rock: Wine and Cheese
SAT-SUN Wine and local cheese pairings at five Bainbridge Island wineries, noon-5 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, Bainbridge Island; $45 (206-200-8751 or bainbridgewineries.com/special-events).
Washington Asparagus Week
MON-MAY 18 Washington state is first in asparagus production in the country; asparagus dishes featured at 70 restaurants around the Seattle area; displays and recipes at Metropolitan Markets and Safeway stores, May 12-18 (facebook.com/waasparagus).
17th Annual Rose Revival
MAY 16 30+ Northwest wineries pour their latest releases, 6 p.m. May 16, Woodmark Hotel, 1200 Carillon Point, Kirkland; $35 (seattleuncorked.com/event/rose-revival-may-16th-2019).
Taco Truck Showdown
PLAN AHEAD Taco trucks, margarita and beer tasting garden, music, 3-10 p.m. May 18, South Lake Union Discovery Center, 101 Westlake Ave. N., Seattle; outdoor events free, beer tasting garden $10-$35 (facebook.com/events/314352379199937).
Nathan Hale High School Edible and Ornamental Plant Sale
FRI-SAT Premium selection of veggie starts, fuchsia baskets, hardy herbs, perennials and more, grown by students, all proceeds benefit program; Early Bird Sale, 4-8 p.m. Friday, $15/advance, $20/at the door; public sale, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, free admission; Nathan Hale High School, 10750 30th Ave. N.E., Seattle (nathanhaleurbanfarm.org).
Conservatory Spring Plant Sale
SAT Houseplants and tropicals for indoors, pots, tools, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, Volunteer Park Conservatory, 1400 E. Galer St., Seattle (facebook.com/events/306616693584110).
Everett Garden Club Plant Sale
SAT Vegetable starts, shrubs, trees, perennials, annuals, vines, ground covers, garden art, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. or until sold out Saturday, southeast corner of Evergreen Way and 52nd Street Southeast, Everett (everettgardenclub.weebly.com/plant-sale.html).
Arlington Garden Club Plant Sale
SAT Perennials, sedums, shrubs, trees, annuals, edibles, bake sale, 9:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, Arlington City Hall Plaza, 238 N. Olympic Ave., Arlington (arlingtongardenclub.org).
Abundant Greens Urban Farm Plant Sale
SAT-SUN Tomatoes including heirloom varieties, peppers, eggplants, tomatillos, annuals, perennials, herbs, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, Abundant Greens Urban Farm, 2843 N.W. 57th St., Seattle (abundantgreensurbanfarm.com).
Cesar Chavez Demo Garden Spring Plant Sale
SAT-SUN Master Gardeners plant sale, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday-Sunday and May 11-12, El Centro de la Raza, 2524 16th Ave. S., Seattle (mgfkc.org/events#plantsales).
Heronswood Plant Sale and Garden Open
SAT-SUN Northwest nurseries, speakers, garden tours, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, Heronswood, 7530 N.E. 288th St., Kingston; $5-$10, free for moms on Sunday (heronswoodgarden.org).
Mother’s Day Weekend, Christianson’s Nursery
SAT-SUN Walk through the garden, greenhouses, gift shop, free coffee and cookies, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, Christianson’s Nursery, 15806 Best Road, Mount Vernon (360-466-3821 or christiansonsnursery.com).
Hikes With Kids
FRI-SAT Educator Wendy Gordon, author of “50 Hikes with Kids: Oregon and Washington,” hosts interactive events to get kids into nature, 7 p.m. Friday, Third Place Books Ravenna, 6504 20th Ave. N.E., Seattle (206-525-2347); and 3 p.m. Saturday, Seward Park Third Place Books, 5041 Wilson Ave S., Seattle (206-474-2200 or thirdplacebooks.com).
Quiet Water: Wetlands of the Watershed
SAT Spend a day with a City of Seattle scientist visiting wetlands normally off-limits to the public, 9 a.m. Saturday, Cedar River Watershed Education Center, 19901 Cedar Falls Road S.E., North Bend; $35 (206-733-9421 or seattle.gov/utilities/crwec).
Another Dam Walk
SAT Walk the Mud Mountain Rim Trail with views of the White River, Mount Rainier and Mud Mountain Dam on 10K (6.2 miles), 8K (5 miles) and 5K routes, start 10 a.m.-1 p.m., finish by 4 p.m. Saturday, Mud Mountain Recreational Facility, 30525 S.E. Mud Mountain Road, Enumclaw (daffodilvalleyvolkssport.com).
Auburn Fiber Arts Fair
SAT Knitting, weaving, quilting, sewing, spinning, crochet activities, workshops, demonstrations, exhibits, story time and crafts for all ages, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Auburn Library, 1102 Auburn Way S., Auburn (253-931-3018 or kcls.org).
Astronomy Day, Everett
SAT Displays of telescopes, models of planets and moons, meteorites, sky maps, astronomy books, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday; NASA Solar System Ambassador Ron Hobbs speaks on “The Future of the Final Frontier,” 2 p.m. Saturday, Everett Public Library, 2702 Hoyt Ave., Everett (425-257-8000 or epls.org).
SPL Book Bingo
WED Summer reading program for adults to expand reading selections; beginning May 15, pick up a Book Bingo card at any Seattle Public Library or online; completed cards entered by Sept. 3 for prize drawings (206-386-4636 or spl.org/bookbingo).
Everfree Northwest My Little Pony Convention
PLAN AHEAD All-ages convention, Gala, musical concert, vendors, 24-hour activity rooms, guest artists and voice performers, May 17-19, Doubletree Hotel Seattle Airport, 18740 International Blvd., SeaTac; $20-$45/day, ages 12 and younger free (everfreenw.com).
Washington Bottle & Collectible Show
PLAN AHEAD Antique Bottle Show, old bottles, insulators, post cards, photos, glassware collectible show, noon-5 p.m. May 17th, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. May 18, Kent Commons, 525 Fourth Ave. N., Kent; free (360-943-0518 or wabottleclub.org/2019-bottle-show-info).
Northwest Seaport Chantey Sing
FRI Sea Chanteys and other sea songs celebrate our connections to the sea, fun to sing for all ages, 8 p.m. Friday, Virginia V Steamer, 860 Terry Ave. N., Suite 223, Seattle; free (206-447-9800 or nwseaport.org).
A Queen Within: Adorned Archetypes Exhibition Opening Party
FRI Celebration of exhibit opening with performances by Grace Love and The Dirty Church and others, pop-up fashion show, artist-led activities, 21+ only, 7 p.m. Friday, Museum of Pop Culture (MoPOP), 325 Fifth Ave. N., Seattle; $30-$33 (mopop.org).
“Jeffrey Gibson: Like a Hammer”
FRI-SUN Final weekend of display of 65 pieces of art by contemporary artist who draws on diverse influences including abstraction, Indigenous art, queer aesthetics and pop culture, 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Thursday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday-Sunday, Seattle Art Museum, 1300 First Ave., Seattle; $14.95-$24.95, free for ages 12 and younger (206-654-3100 or seattleartmuseum.org).
“Seattle Style: Fashion/Function”
SAT Mother’s Day Pop-Up Shop of unique gifts and goods from local artists and designers, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday; Behind the Seams: High Fashion Favorites, glamorous garments from the museum’s collection not in the exhibit, 11 a.m., noon and 2 p.m. Saturday, Museum of History & Industry (MOHAI), 860 Terry Ave. N., Seattle; $15-$25 includes museum admission (206-324-1126 or mohai.org).
Commemorating the 75th Anniversary of D-Day
SAT Opening Day of flying season, special exhibits, music, food vendors, aircraft fly throughout the day, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; “Bon Voyage” to our Douglas C-47B/DC-3 as it departs for Normandy, France to participate in the 75th Anniversary of D-Day, 3 p.m.; D-Day presentation, noon Saturday, Historic Flight Foundation, 10719 Bernie Webber Drive, Mukilteo; $10-$15, ages 10 and younger free (425-348-3200 or historicflight.org).
SAT-SUN Puget Sound Bonsai Association (PBSA) Spring Show, members display dozens of their best bonsai and vie for Best in Show, with demonstrations and information; opening day of special exhibits, food vendors, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday-Sunday; beer and wine garden, 11 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Saturday, Pacific Bonsai Museum, 2515 S 336th St., Federal Way; free, donations suggested (pacificbonsaimuseum.org).
Issaquah Valley Trolley opening weekend/Hands-on History Day
SAT-SUN Ride vintage trolley round-trip rides from Issaquah Depot Museum to Gilman Boulevard, on the half-hour 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturdays-Sundays, Issaquah Depot Museums, 78 First Ave. N.E., Issaquah; kids plant sunflower seeds for Mother’s Day and learn about farming history, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, Issaquah Depot Museum, 78 First Ave. N.E., Issaquah; $6-$8 includes trolley ride and admission to Depot Museum and Gilman Town Hall Museum (425-392-3500 or issaquahhistory.org).
Pioneer Association of the State of Washington
SUN Open house of depository and museum for historical memorabilia, photographs, books from the Washington Territory and early statehood period, 1-4 p.m. Sunday, Pioneer Hall, 1642 43rd Ave. E., Seattle (wapioneers.com).
Pacific Coast, Seattle’s Own Railroad
MAY 16 Author Kurt Armbruster discusses “Pacific Coast, Seattle’s Own Railroad,” 6 p.m. May 16, Renton History Museum, 235 Mill Ave. S., Renton; $2-$5 (425-255-2330 or rentonhistory.org).
Museum of Glass/Washington State History Museum Third Thursday
MAY 16 Free admission 5-8 p.m. May 16, Museum of Glass, 1801 E. Dock St., Tacoma (253-284-4719 or museumofglass.org); and free admission 3-8 p.m. May 16, Washington State History Museum, 1911 Pacific Ave., Tacoma (888-238-4373 or washingtonhistory.org).
Washington State Historical Society Day of Remembrance
PLAN AHEAD Event for all ages in remembrance of Executive Order 9066, 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. May 17; 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. May 17, Washington State History Museum, 1911 Pacific Ave., Tacoma; free (WashingtonHistory.org/events).
PLAN AHEAD Open House, displays restored Unlimited hydroplanes and a history of powerboat racing, auction of hydroplane memorabilia, 10 a.m.- 4 p.m. May 18, Hydroplane & Raceboat Museum, 5917 South 196th Street, Kent (206-764-9453 or thunderboats.ning.com).
Northwest Paddling Festival
FRI-SAT 60 paddle sports businesses offering canoes, kayaks, stand-up paddleboards, paddling equipment, accessories and gear; kayaking classes, seminars, kids’ activities, 2-7 p.m. Friday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, free; Northwest Paddling Challenge two-mile or six-mile race, 10:30 a.m. Saturday, $35 to enter; Lake Sammamish State Park, 20606 S.E. 56th St., Issaquah (northwestpaddlingfestival.com).
Waterfront Fair, Kenmore
SAT Try paddling a canoe or kayak, dragon boat crew, outrigger canoe, stand up paddle boards, rowing, learn about classes and programs, noon-3 p.m. Saturday, Squire’s Landing Park, 7353 N.E. 175th St., Kenmore (kenmorewac.org/events).
Bird tours, Discovery Park
SAT Bird tours in the park for adults and kids ages 8 and older; 7-9 a.m. and 8-10 a.m. Saturday, and 8 a.m. May 18, Discovery Park, 3801 Discovery Park Boulevard, Seattle; $5, preregister (206-386-4237 or apm.activecommunities.com/seattle/Home).
World Migratory Bird Day Bash
SAT Park rangers lead drop-in programs, browse for birds on ranger-led hike, migration game, create crafts, for all ages, 8 a.m. Saturday, Larsen Lake Blueberry Farm, 14812 S.E. Eighth St., Bellevue; free, no preregistration required (425-452-4195 or parks.bellevuewa.gov/nature-and-environment/visitor-centers-environmental-programs/lewis-creek-park-visitor-center).
Planetarium Show “Seeing the Monster Black Hole at the Heart of a Galaxy”
SAT How radio telescopes from around the world were combined to capture the first image of a black hole; if the sky is clear, astronomers will be on hand with telescopes, 8 p.m. Saturday, Edwin E. Ritchie Observatory, Battle Point Park, 11299 Arrow Point Dr. N.E., Battle Point Park, Bainbridge Island; $2 (206-842-9152 or bpastro.org).
Family Pond Exploration
SUN Pond exploration for all ages, 1 p.m. Sunday, Camp Long, 5200 35th Ave. S.W., Seattle; $10, preregister (206-386-4237 or apm.activecommunities.com/seattle/Home).
Science, Nature and a Biscuit: Beavers
SUN Learn about local beavers, for adults and kids ages 12 and older, 1 p.m. Sunday, Seward Park Audubon Center, 5902 Lake Washington Boulevard S., Seattle; $5 preregister (206-652-2444 or sewardpark.audubon.org/events/programs).
Full Moon Hike
PLAN AHEAD Park hike for ages 18 and older, 8 p.m. May 17, Discovery Park, 3801 Discovery Park Boulevard, Seattle; $10 (206-386-4237 or apm.activecommunities.com/seattle/Home).
Native Plant Walk
PLAN AHEAD Walk to learn about native plants, for adults and kids ages 8 and older, 3 p.m. May 18, Seward Park Audubon Center, 5902 Lake Washington Boulevard S., Seattle; $5, preregister (206-652-2444 or sewardpark.audubon.org/events/programs).
Trekking Through Tidepools
PLAN AHEAD Low tide exploration for ages 4 and older, 10:30 a.m. May 18, Discovery Park, 3801 Discovery Park Boulevard, Seattle; $10, preregister (206-386-4237 or apm.activecommunities.com/seattle/Home).
Low Tide Beach Safari
PLAN AHEAD Guided beach exploration for ages 6 and older, 11 a.m. May 19, Me-Kwa-Mooks Park, 4503 Beach Drive S.W., Seattle; $10, preregister (206-386-4237 or apm.activecommunities.com/seattle/Home).
Celebrate Life Benefit Dance Performance
SAT Reflections School of Dance and Youth Unlimited dance team performances, 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Glacier Peak High School, 7401 144th Pl. S.E., Snohomish; $12-$15 (425-338-9056 or facebook.com/events/308030730018399).
Metropolitan Fashion Week Fashion Show
SAT Runway fashions; formal suggested dress code, 8:15 p.m. Saturday, Museum of Flight, 9404 E. Marginal Way S., Seattle; $65-$125 (metrofw19.shindigg.com).
PhinneyWood Art Walk
FRI-SAT Art, music and dance performances at 60+ venues, 6-9 p.m. Friday, noon-5 p.m. Saturday, Phinney Avenue North and Greenwood Avenue North between N. 60 and 87th Streets, Seattle (artupphinneywood.com).
Friends of Snoqualmie Library Book Sale
FRI-SAT Gently used adult and children’s books, CDs, DVDs, proceeds support library programs, 10 a.m.-9 p.m. May 9, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, Snoqualmie Library, 38580 S.E. River St., Snoqualmie (425-888-1223 or kcls.org).
West Seattle Community Garage Sale Day 2019
SAT Hundreds of sales around West Seattle, map available online, 9 a.m. Saturday (westseattlegaragesale.com).
Spring Bazaar and Plant Sale, Monroe
SAT Bake Sale, plant sale, lunch available, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, Monroe Community Senior Center, 276 Sky River Parkway, Monroe (360-794-6359 or mcsc.org).
SUN Pop-up marketplace to meet people who design and make goods, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday, Block 41, 115 Bell St., Seattle; $5, ages 11 and younger free (uniquemarkets.com/seattle).
Lake Forest Park Farmers Market
SUN Opening day of the season, local produce, flowers, plants, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Sundays, Third Place Commons, 17171 Bothell Way N.E., Lake Forest Park (thirdplacecommons.org/farmers-market).
Everett Farmers Market
SUN Opening day of the season, fresh produce, arts and crafts, food vendors, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Sundays, Boxcar Park, Port of Everett, 615 13th St., Everett (425-422-5656 or everettfarmersmarket.net).
Wallingford Farmers Market
WEDS Opening day of the season, local produce, food and farm products, 3-7 p.m. Wednesdays, Meridian Park, 4649 Sunnyside Ave. N., Seattle (sfmamarkets.com/visit-wallingford-farmers-market).
Friends of Newcastle Library Book Sale
MAY 16-18 Thousands of books and media, proceeds benefit library, 10 a.m.-9 p.m. May 16, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. May 17, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. May 18, Newcastle Library, 12901 Newcastle Way, Newcastle (425-255-0111 or facebook.com/events/2313989128814423).
Maple Valley Library Guild Spring Book Sale
MAY 16-18 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 May 17, Maple Valley Library, 21844 S.E. 248th St., Maple Valley (425-432-4620 or kcls.org).
Washington Women in Trades Fair
FRI Tradeswomen showcase, 80 exhibitors, trades demos and interactive displays, all welcome, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Friday, Fisher Pavilion, Seattle Center, Seattle (wawomenintrades.com).
Fremont Bridge history
SAT SDOT Crew Chief on his experience as a bridge tender and story of his grandfather who helped build the Fremont Bridge, noon Saturday, Fremont Branch Library, 731 N. 35th St., Seattle (206-684-4084 or fremonthistory.org).
Kids Free Dental Day
SAT Free dental screenings, cleanings, fillings, sealants, dental supplies for ages 18 and younger, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, 425 Dental, 710 N.W. Juniper St., Issaquah (425-659-2291).
Schooner Suva 94th Birthday
SAT Tours of the 1925 schooner, birthday cake, sea shanties, volunteer opportunities, for all ages, 4 p.m. Saturday, Coupeville Wharf, Front Street and Alexander Street, Coupeville (schoonersuva.org/suva-happenings).
Camlann Village Life Days
SAT-SUN Medieval villagers discuss their life in 14th century England, Craft Shops, noon-5 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, Camlann Medieval Village, 10320 Kelly Road N.E., Carnation; $5 (camlann.org).
SAT-SUN Opening weekend of the season, Outdoor Big Pool and shallow Little Pool; public swims, lap swims, playland for ages 5 and younger, water exercise, corkscrew slide, hours vary daily, Mounger Pool, 2535 32nd Ave. W., Seattle; $4-$6.50 $1/additional for slide (206-684-4708 or seattle.gov/parks/find/pools/mounger-pool).
SAT-SUN Opening weekend of the season for utdoor, heated, saltwater Olympic-sized pool with giant tube slide; open swims, lessons, special events, Saturdays-Sundays through June 9, daily June 15-Sept. 2, Lincoln Park, 8603 Fauntleroy Way S.W., Seattle; fees vary (206-684-7494 or seattle.gov/parks/find/pools/colman-pool).
Camano Island Studio Tour
FRI-SUN Studio tours of works by 30 artists, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday-Sunday and May 18-19, Camano Island, Camano Drive, Camano Island; free (camanostudiotour.com).
Madison Park History Walk
PLAN AHEAD Pioneer Association of the State of Washington host 2.5 mile walk of historic sites in one of Seattle’s oldest neighborhoods, 10 a.m. May 18, Pioneer Hall, Seattle; $25, preregister (pnwhistorians.org/guild/index.php/events).
Rick Steves’ Europe Travel Classes
SAT Sicily, 10 a.m., Edmonds Theater; Italy Q&A, noon Saturday; Village Europe, 6 p.m. May 16, Rick Steves Travel Center, 130 Fourth Ave. N., Edmonds; free, preregistration required (ricksteves.com/travel-tips/travel-classes).