A detailed, categorized calendar of events all over Seattle and Western Washington, Feb. 2-8, 2018.
Arlington Stillaguamish Eagle Festival
FRI-SAT Guided nature tours, art and photography show, rock and gem displays, art demonstrations and activities, live music, wagon rides, birds of prey, chain saw carving show, rafting on the Stillaguamish River, farm animals, tractors display, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday-Saturday, Legion Park, Haller Park, City Hall parking lot and other locations in Arlington and the surrounding area (arlingtonwa.gov/eaglefest).
Valentine’s Day Treats for the Animals
PLAN AHEAD Zoo animals get heart-shaped fruit pops, meat, herbal bouquets as an enrichment activity, 10 a.m.-2:15 p.m. Feb. 10, Woodland Park Zoo, 5500 Phinney Ave. N., Seattle; $9.95-$14.95, ages 2 and younger free (206-548-2500 or zoo.org).
Plant Hunting with Dan Hinkley and Dave Demers
SAT Hinkley and Demers discuss their travels, plants and garden design; auction including rare plants, proceeds benefit international plant symposium and research, 7 p.m. Saturday, Bellevue Botanical Garden, 12001 Main St., Bellevue; $45 (heronswoodgarden.org/events/).
Pajama Drive for Foster Kids
ONGOING Drop off donations of new pajamas of any size toddler to teen at any Mattress Firm store through Feb. 18, (mattressfirmfosterkids.org).
Love Is In The Air Wine and Food Gala
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PLAN AHEAD Dinner, auction to benefit Senior Center programs, 6 p.m. Feb. 10, Southeast Seattle Senior Center, 4655 S. Holly St., Seattle; $100 (206-722-0317 or sessc.org/).
Seattle Bike Swap
SAT Garage sale with great deals on new used bike related goods of all kinds, most sellers cash only, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, Hangar 30, Magnuson Park, 6310 N.E. 74th St., Seattle; $7, ages 15 and younger free; early entry 8 a.m. $25 (cascade.org/connect/seattle-bike-swap).
Cycling the Pacific Coast
SAT Author Bill Thorness talks about a Pacific Coast-border to border bike trip, 2 p.m. Saturday, Woodinville Library, 17105 Avondale Road N.E., Woodinville; free (425-788-0733 or kcls.org).
Seattle Boat Show
FRI-SAT Boats of every kind on display indoors and outdoors, boating and fishing seminars; KidsZone activities, 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Jan. 29-Feb. 1, 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Saturday, CenturyLink Field Event Center, 800 Occidental Ave. S., Seattle; 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Jan. 29-Friday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, Bell Harbor Marina and South Lake Union, Seattle; $5-$15, free shuttle between locations; First Mate Tailgate, watch replay of the Seahawks 2014 Super Bowl game with drinks, snacks, games, Saturday, South Lake Union (seattleboatshow.com).
Country, Swing, and a Little Everything
FRI Dance lesson, 7 p.m., country two-step, swing, line and ballroom dancing with DJ for ages 18 and older, 8 p.m. Friday, Rockin’ Horse Dance Barn, 11820 150th Ave. S.E., Renton; $10-$12 (425-255-9211 or learn2dance4fun.com/friday-night-dancing/).
FRI Dance lesson, 7:30 p.m., dance to live music, 8:30 p.m. Friday, Cedar Valley Grange, 20526 52nd Ave. W., Lynnwood; $15 free for kids (425-954-5262 or skandia-folkdance.org).
Radio Rhythm Orchestra
SAT Dance lesson, 7 p.m., dance to classic swing from blues to Lindy hop, Latin and a few waltzes; Swing Era theme, period dress welcome, no host wine and beer bar, 8 p.m. Saturday, Polish Cultural Center, 1714 18th Ave., Seattle; $10-$15 (206-781-1238 or nwdance.net).
Northwest Flower & Garden Festival
WED-FEB. 11 It’s a “Garden Party” celebrating 30 years of inspiration with display gardens, free seminars, Marketplace, 9 a.m.-8 p.m. Feb. 7-10, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Feb. 11, Washington State Convention Center, 800 Convention Place, Seattle; $24/day at the door; $19/day, Earlybird by Feb. 6; $12/half day, after 3 p.m. Feb. 7-10, after 2 p.m. Feb. 11; $7/ages 13-17; ages 12 and younger free (253-756-2121 or gardenshow.com).
Tet in Seattle Vietnamese Lunar New Year
PLAN AHEAD Celebrating the traditional New Year with lion dance, firecrackers, martial arts, dance and visual arts, Seattle Center Armory and Fisher Pavilion, 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Feb. 10-11, Seattle Center, Seattle (206-684-7200 or tetinseattle.org).
Sammamish Chinese New Year Cultural Celebration
PLAN AHEAD Performances, lion and dragon dances, martial arts demonstrations, Chinese food, calligraphy and other crafts, 1-4 p.m. Feb. 10, CWU Sammamish, 120 228th Ave. N.E., Sammamish (sammamish.us/event?id=48220).
Lunar New Year Celebration
PLAN AHEAD Celebration of Lunar New Year, the Year of the Dog, one of the most important events in the Chinese/Vietnamese/Korean Lunar calendar, with multicultural entertainment including Lion Dance, martial arts demonstrations, dance performances, taiko drumming, cultural activities; cultural New Year Costume Contest for adults, children and pets; Food Walk $3 bites of cuisines of China, Japan, Vietnam, Thailand and Cambodia at restaurants around the neighborhood, sample and collect stamps from five locations to be entered in a drawing for round-trip airline tickets; 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Feb. 11, International District, Seattle (cidbia.org/events/lunar-new-year/).
Enumclaw Wine and Chocolate Festival
FRI-SAT Wine tasting, chocolate sampling, demonstrations, music, entertainment, vendors, 4-10 p.m. Friday, 2-10 p.m. Saturday, Enumclaw Expo Center, 45224 284th Ave. S.E., Enumclaw; $25, $10/designated driver (brownpapertickets.com/event/3193775).
SAT Pancakes, eggs, ham, all ages welcome, proceeds support services at Northshore Senior Center; 8-11 a.m. Saturday, Northshore Senior Center, 10201 E. Riverside Drive, Bothell; $5 (425-487-2441 or northshoreseniorcenter.org).
Swedish Pancake Breakfast
SUN Swedish pancakes with lingonberries or strawberries, ham, beverages, music and folk dancing, 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Sunday, Swedish Club, 1920 Dexter Ave. N., Seattle; $5-$9, ages 4 and younger free (206-283-1090 or swedishclubnw.org).
International Frozen Yogurt Day
TUE Free frozen yogurt, ice cream and toppings, 4-7 p.m. Tuesday, Yogurtland, 600 228th Ave. N.E., Sammamish; 10216 S.E. 256th St., Kent; 233 Bellevue Way N.E., Bellevue (yogurt-land.com).
Book Larder events
WED Cooking demo with Lindsey Smith, author of “Eat Your Feelings,” 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Book Larder, 4252 Fremont Ave. N., Seattle; free, preregister (206-397-4271 or booklarder.com).
Li’l Woody’s Burger Month
THRU FEB. 26 Four acclaimed chefs create gourmet versions of burgers, one each available Jan. 30-Feb. 5, Feb. 6-12, Feb. 13-19, Feb. 20-26; purchase all four burgers to get a Burger Month apron with completed stamp card at the end of February, Li’l Woody’s, Capitol Hill, 1211 Pine St. (206-457-4148); Ballard, 2040 N.W. Market St. (206-257-5259); South Lake Union, 1091 Thomas St. (206-457-5070), White Center, 9807 16th Ave. S.W. (206-403-1294), Seattle (lilwoodys.com).
SAT-SUN Tricks to growing blueberries, raspberries, grapes, kiwis, currants, care, pruning, planting, fertilizing, 10 a.m. Saturday, 11 a.m. Sunday, Sunnyside Nursery, 3915 Sunnyside Blvd., Marysville; free (425-334-2002 or sunnysidenursery.net/classes).
SUN Starting seeds indoors for beginners, 1 p.m. Saturday, Sky Nursery, 18528 Aurora Ave. N., Shoreline; free (206-546-4851 or skynursery.com).
Winter Adventure Hike
SUN Guided, fast-paced 2.5 mile adventure hike along Rattlesnake Lake and Christmas Lakes trails for ages 7 and older with adult; no dogs, 1:30 p.m. Sunday, Cedar River Watershed Education Center, 19901 Cedar Falls Road S.E., North Bend; free, preregister (seattle.gov/util/EnvironmentConservation/OurWatersheds/CedarRiverWatershed/ProgramsTours/index.htm).
Antique & Collectible Show
SAT-SUN Vintage clothing, jewelry, furniture, decorative items, pottery, glass repair, clocks, watches, kitchenware, art deco, dolls, toys from the 1880s to 1970s by 400 vendors, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Sunday, Washington State Fair Events Center, 110 Ninth Ave. S.W., Puyallup; $7, ages 12 and younger free (thefair.com/fun/details/americas-largest-antique-collectible-show).
MON Children, teens and adults welcome, learn to knit, crochet, make pompoms, finger weave, braid, or arm-knit, yarn and tools provided, or bring a project to work on, 3-5 p.m. Monday, Tukwila Library, 14380 Tukwila International Boulevard, Tukwila (206-242-1640 or kcls.org).
Puget Sound Civil War Roundtable
FEB. 8 Dinner meeting, author discusses “A Broken Regiment: The 16th Connecticut’s Civil War,” 6 p.m. Feb. 8, China Harbor, 2040 Westlake Ave. N., Seattle; $21 (206-524-4434 or pscwrt.org).
A History Around Lake Washington: Renton, When Rivers Disappear
FEB. 8 Local history presentation on the lowering of Lake Washington for the Ballard Locks, causing changes to the river system around Renton, 7 p.m. Feb. 8, Newcastle Library, 12901 Newcastle Way, Newcastle (425-255-0111 or kcls.org).
Bellevue Arts Museum First Friday
FRI Admission free 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Friday; exhibits include “Humaira Abid: Searching for Home” and “Walter McConnell, Itinerant Edens: A Measure of Disorder,” through March 25; “Making Our Mark: Art by Pratt Teaching Artists,” through April 15; Court of Light Sculpture Garden, Imagination Stations art activities for all ages, public tours at 1 p.m. daily; Bellevue Arts Museum, 510 Bellevue Way N.E., Bellevue (425-519-0770 or bellevuearts.org).
FRI-SUN Remember the fallen astronauts of Space Shuttles Challenger and Columbia and Apollo-1 with displays that honor their achievements while exploring the risks and successes of space travel, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. daily through Sunday, Museum of Flight, 9404 E. Marginal Way S., Seattle; $14-$24 (206-764-5700 or museumofflight.org).
On the Spot Gallery Talks
SAT Speakers share their memories and personal connections to the histories recorded by Al Smith’s camera, bringing these images to life, 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. Saturday, 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/event/on-the-spot-gallery-talks/).
The Early Days of Medina, Hunts Point & Yarrow Point
SAT Discover how the Points Communities assumed their unique place on the Eastside and in the region at Eastside Heritage Center program event with former Mayor of Medina, 2 p.m. Saturday, Mercer Slough Environmental Education Center, 1625 118th Ave. S.E., Bellevue; free, $5-$10 suggested donation (425-450-1049 or eastsideheritagecenter.org/).
Around the Artifact: Versus — P-51 & Zero
FEB. 8 Explore two of the icons of WWI, examine two aircraft and listen to two experts debate the merits of each aircraft against each other, 7 p.m. Feb. 8, Flying Heritage Collection, 3407 109th St. S.W., Everett; $10-$20 (206-342-4242 or FlyingHeritage.com).
Lowriders at America’s Car Museum
ONGOING Display of 11 lowriders and related artwork added to the Route 66 display, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. daily through April 15, America’s Car Museum, 2702 East D St., Tacoma; $10-$18 (253-779-8490 or americascarmuseum.org).
Meeker Mansion Friendship Valentine Tea and Tour
PLAN AHEAD Victorian tea and tour, 1 p.m. Feb. 10, Meeker Mansion, 312 Spring Street, Puyallup; $15 by reservation (253-848-1770 or meekermansion.org).
Full Moon Salamander Walks
FRI Walk to look for salamanders as they search for mates, bring a flashlight if you have one, for ages 8 and older, 7 p.m. Friday, Camp Long, 5200 35th Ave. S.W., Seattle; $10, preregister (206-684-7434).
Rockport State Park guided hikes
FRI-SAT Deep Forest Experience half-mile, 45-minute guided hikes through ancient forest, 11 a.m., noon, 1 and 2 p.m. Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays through Feb. 18; Rockport State Park, Milepost 96.5, Highway 20, Rockport; Discover Pass required for parking, $10/day (360-853-8461 or parks.state.wa.us/Calendar.aspx).
Great Balls of Fire geocache event
SAT Novice and experienced geocachers use navigation and orienteering for treasure hunting game with lessons, contests, volunteering, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, Cama Beach Historical State Park; and 9-10:30 a.m. Sunday, Camano Island State Park; Discover Pass for parking, $30/year or $10/day (camabeachfoundation.org).
SUN Guided tour for adults, focusing Witt Winter Garden, 1 p.m. Sunday, Graham Visitors Center, 2300 Arboretum Drive E., Washington Park Arboretum, Seattle; free, no registration necessary (206-685-8033 or botanicgardens.uw.edu/washington-park-arboretum/).
Mount Rainier Winter Recreation
ONGOING Paradise snowplay area open, soft-sided plastic sleds and discs only, open daily through mid-March, weather permitting; Ranger-guided 1.8 mile snowshoe walks for ages 8 and older, 11 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. Saturdays-Sundays, limited to 25 people, sign up an hour before each walk, bring your own snowshoes or rent for $5; current snowpack also adequate for snowshoeing, snowboarding, cross-country skiing and other backcountry uses; Jackson Park Visitor Center at Paradise, Mount Rainier National Park, 39000 State Route 706 E., Ashford; $25/vehicle park entrance; all vehicles required to carry tire chains when traveling in the park (360-569-2211 or /nps.gov/mora/planyourvisit/winter-recreation.htm).
Discovery in the Dark: A No Moon Adventure
Seattle Jazz Vespers
SUN Clarence Acox & The Legacy Quartet perform American jazz classics, 6 p.m. Sunday, Seattle First Baptist Church, 1111 Harvard Ave., Seattle; free, donations for musicians collected (seattlejazzvespers.org).
University District Farmers Market
SAT Fresh produce and farm products, food vendors, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturdays, University Way & N.E. 50th Ave., Seattle (seattlefarmersmarkets.org).
Valentine’s Giving From the Heart Craft Fair
SAT Marketplace by 14 local indie crafters, 10-20% of proceeds support Room Circus Medical Clowning for patients at Seattle Children’s Hospital, 11:30 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, 2440 63rd Ave. S.E., Mercer Island (roomcircus.org/).
Friends of Covington Library Book Sale
SAT-SUN Used books, videos and CDs at bargain prices; proceeds support library programs and events; 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, 1-5 p.m. Sunday, Covington Library, 27100 164th Ave. S.E., Covington (253-630-8761 or kcls.org).
Ballard Farmers Market
SUN Year-round farmers market, produce from Washington state farmers, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Sundays, Ballard Avenue Northwest and 22nd Avenue Northwest, Seattle (sfmamarkets.com).
Capitol Hill Farmers Market
SUN Fresh produce and farm products vendors, cut flowers, food vendors, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Sundays, Broadway and East Pine Street, Seattle (seattlefarmersmarkets.org).
West Seattle Farmers Market
SUN Fresh produce, farm products, food vendors, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Sundays, Southwest Alaska Street and California Avenue Southwest, Seattle (seattlefarmersmarkets.org).
“Sesame Street: F is For Friend”
SAT 15-minute shows starring costumed Elmo and Abby Cadabby characters, with stories and songs about celebrating similarities and differences between friends, character meet-and-greets, digital activity stations, photo opportunities, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Alderwood Mall, 3000 184th St. S.W., Lynnwood (alderwoodmall.com/en/events/sesame-street-pop-up-tour-18691.html).
Writer and activist Saab Lofton
SAT Author’s poetry reading, social commentary, excerpts from novel “Defending the Archive,” 5 p.m. Saturday, Shoreline City Hall, 17500 Midvale Ave. N., Shoreline (shorelinearts.net/event-program/make-america-read-author-activist-saab-lofton-performs-shoreline-city-hall/).
Unique Lives Speaker Series: Robert Gates
MON An evening with the 22nd Secretary of Defense, 7:30 p.m. Monday, McCaw Hall, 321 Mercer St., Seattle; $48-$110 (844-827-8118 or uniquelives.com/).
Seattle Center Winter Fitness
WED Drop-in sessions for all ages and experience levels; Zumba dance workout to world rhythms, 6-7 p.m.; meditation and relaxation class, 7-8 p.m.; gentle yoga stretching and breathing, 7:30-8:30 p.m. Wednesdays through March 28, Seattle Center Armory, Seattle; free (206-684-7200 or seattlecenter.com/fitness).
Words, Writers and West Seattle
FEB. 8 Marking the 150th anniversary of the publication of “Little Women,” Elise Hooper discusses her novel “The Other Alcott,” focusing on May Alcott, 8 p.m. Feb. 8, High Point Branch Library, 3411 S.W. Raymond St., Seattle (206-290-8315 or loghousemuseum.info).
The Spheres Discovery at Understory
ONGOING Underneath the rain forest canopy, above the forest floor, the understory that provides the perfect habitat for thousands of plants and animals, exhibits with the story of the plants and building at The Spheres, their flora and design, 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Mondays-Saturdays, 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Sundays by appointment, The Spheres Discovery at Understory, 2101 Seventh Ave., Seattle (seattlespheres.com).
Halfway to Spring Planting
SAT On the halfway mark between the Winter Solstice and the Spring Equinox, all ages invited to help restore habitat, all supplies and instructions provided, 1 p.m. Saturday, Discovery Park, 3801 Discovery Park Boulevard, Seattle; (206-386-4236).
Snohomish County Dementia Family Caregiver Conference
SAT Exploring Respite and Home Care, panel on making the move to residential care, for familycaregivers caring for loved ones with dementia, 9:30 a.m.-2:45 p.m. Saturday, Edmonds Community College, 20000 68th Ave. W., Lynnwood; free, walk in registration as space allows (206-965-5404).
Who am I? Understanding Children’s Identity Formation
FEB. 8 Helping children make sense of the racial complexities in our society as they grapple with stereotypes and how they affect their identity, 6:30 p.m. Feb. 8, Hilltop Children’s Center, 4 Nickerson St., Seattle; $30-$35 (206-283-3100 or hilltopcc.com/identity).