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

Seattle Aquarium Marine Mammal Mania

FRI-SUN Marina Mammal Mania activities, special talks and demonstrations, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. daily through Sunday, The Seattle Aquarium, 1483 Alaskan Way, Seattle; $19.95-$29.95 (206-386-4300 or

Seattle Human Adoption Promotion

FRI “Game of Home” $25 off all adoption fees, 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Friday-Saturday, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Sunday, Seattle Humane, 13212 S.E. Eastgate Way, Bellevue (425-641-0080 or

Pacific Seas Aquarium Community Celebration

ONGOING Community celebration of new state-of-the art aquarium, animal feeds and talks, speakers, storytelling, activities, through April, 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m. daily, Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium, 5400 N. Pearl St., Tacoma; $10-$20 (253-404-3800 or


APRIL 18 Lecture on local cougars, 7 p.m. April 18, Northwest Stream Center, 600 128th St. S.E., McCollum Park, Everett; $7, preregistration required (425-316-8592 or


Norwegian Ladies Chorus Fish and Meatball Dinner

SUN Auction, music, dinner; proceeds benefit scholarship fund, 4 p.m. Sunday, Leif Erikson Hall, 2245 N.W. 57th St., Seattle; $30 (206-335-8391 or

Snohomish YWCA Inspire Luncheon

APRIL 18 YWCA “All In for Washington Women” 125th anniversary celebration, keynote speaker poet/ activist Nikki Giovanni, noon April 18, Edward D. Hansen Conference Center, 2000 Hewitt Ave., Everett; $125 (206-490-4378 or


Dance Day

SAT Learn different dance styles in 30 minute workshops throughout the day, no experience required; classes on the half-hour 11:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Saturday, Century Ballroom, 915 E. Pine St., Seattle; $10-$15/ (

Easter/Spring events

Easter Bunny Photos, Northgate

THRU APRIL 20 Visit with the Easter Bunny, 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Friday; 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Saturday; 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Sunday; 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Monday-April 18; 10 a.m.-8 p.m. April 19-20; pet photos with the Easter Bunny, 7-8 p.m. Sunday; Northgate Mall, 401 N.E. Northgate Way, Seattle (

Easter Bunny Photos, Southcenter

THRU APRIL 20 Visit the Easter Bunny, photos available, 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Mondays-Saturday, 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Sundays through April 20, Southcenter Mall, Tukwila (

Egg-stravaganza, Northgate

SAT Crafts, photo booth, treats, 1-3 p.m. Saturday, Ben Bridge Court, Northgate Mall, 401 N.E. Northgate Way, Seattle (

Toddler Eggstravaganza, High Point

APRIL 18 For ages 5 and younger, cookie decorating, games, music, bring bag or basket for treats, 10 a.m. April 18, High Point Community Center and Field, 6920 34th Ave. S.W., Seattle; $5 (206-684-7422 or

Toddler Eggstravaganza, Miller

APRIL 18 Egg hunt for ages 5 and younger, arts and crafts activities, gym, 10 p.m. April 18, Miller Community Center, 330 19th Ave. E., Seattle (206-684-4753 or

Flashlight Egg Hunt

PLAN AHEAD Outdoor hunt for ages 12-18, bring flashlight and bag, 8 p.m. April 19, Jefferson Community Center, 3801 Beacon Ave. S., Seattle; free (206-684-7481).

Woodland Park Zoo Bunny Bounce

PLAN AHEAD Egg hunt for ages 1-8, space limited; bunny encounters and zoo programs; zoo animals get Easter baskets with treats, 9:30 a.m.-3 p.m. April 20, Woodland Park Zoo, 5500 Phinney Ave. N., Seattle; $10.50-$15.50 (

Snohomish Easter Parade and Bonnet Contest

PLAN AHEAD Easter parade, kids wearing bonnets invited to ride on the Snohomish Chamber float, 11 a.m. April 20, First Street, Snohomish, followed by Easter Bonnet Contest with several age and specialty categories, all ages and pets welcome (425-344-8533 or

Easter Brunch on Blake Island

PLAN AHEAD Boat ride to Tillicum, brunch buffet, Easter Egg Hunts, 10 a.m. April 21, Argosy Cruises, Seattle; $49.95-$99.95 (


Movin’ Around the World: Spring!

FRI Performances of world songs, dances and traditions, activities for all ages, 11 a.m.-2:30 p.m. April 6-Friday, Seattle Center Armory, $5/day suggested donation (

Washington State Spring Fair

FRI-SUN Rides, animals, entertainment, motorsports, garden displays and other exhibits, kids’ activities, 2-10 p.m. April 11, 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Friday-Saturday, 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Sunday, Washington State Fair Events Center, 110 Ninth Ave. S.W., Puyallup; $10-$12, ages 5 and younger free, $10/parking; Military Appreciation Day free admission for active, retired, reserve military and their dependents Friday (

Polish Spring Bazaar

SAT Pickle soup, borscht, pierogi, Polish sausage, cabbage rolls, dine in or take out, Polish beer, pastries; pisanki Easter eggs, amber, crystal, pottery, noon-6 p.m., performance by Vivat Musica, 2:30 p.m. Saturday, Polish Cultural Center, 1714 18th Ave., Seattle (206-322-3020 or

Tulip Parade

SAT Impromptu entries welcome; First Street, 2 p.m. Saturday, downtown La Conner (360-428-5959 or

Skagit Valley Tulip Festival

THRU APRIL Blooming fields of tulips, dates vary; display gardens, gift shop, cut flowers, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. daily, later if weather permits, Tulip Town, 15002 Bradshaw Road, Mount Vernon, $5-$10; 9 a.m.-7 p.m. daily, RoozenGaarde, 15867 Beaver Marsh Road, Mount Vernon, $7-$10; information, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. daily, Skagit Valley Tulip Festival Office, 311 W. Kincaid St., Mount Vernon; events include Kiwanis Salmon Barbecue, 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Saturday-April 28, Hillcrest Lodge, 1717 S. 13th St., Mount Vernon, $12-$15; (360-428-5959 or; Tulip Pedal 20, 40 or 60 mile bike ride, start 7 a.m.-noon April 20, La Conner Middle School, La Conner; $35-$40, ages 14 and younger free (

Food events

Tea and Tulips

FRI-SAT Tulip Festival English tea, garden tour, 11 a.m., 1 and 3 p.m. Fridays-Saturdays through April, Willowbrook Manor, 27420 Minkler Road, Sedro-Wooley; $30 (

WA Wine History Saturday Wine Cruise

SAT Wines Washington wineries, cruise of Lake Union and into Lake Washington, 2:45 p.m. Saturday, AGC Marina, 1200 Westlake Ave. N., Seattle; $38-$48 (

Leavenworth Ale Fest 2019

SAT Many breweries and cideries, music, proceeds benefit Icicle Creek Center for the Arts community programs, 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Leavenworth Festhalle, Leavenworth; $25-$55 (509-548-6347 or

Sephardic Passover Table

SUN Rachel Almeleh, author of “A Legacy of Sephardic, Mediterranean, and American Recipes,” shares Sephardic dishes for Passover week, 2 p.m. Sunday, Stroum Jewish Community Center, 3801 E. Mercer Way, Mercer Island; $25-$30 (206-232-7115 or

Seattle Restaurant Week

SUN-APRIL 18 Three-course dinners at 165 restaurants for $35, $20 lunches at some locations, Sundays-Thursdays through April 18 (

Seattle Scotch and Beer Fest

PLAN AHEAD Scotch and Whiskey flights, tasting rooms, bottle shop, benefits Seattle Humane, 6 p.m.-midnight April 19, 1 p.m.-midnight April 20, Fremont Studios, Seattle; $20-$45 (206-633-0422 or


Rhododendron Species Botanical Garden Spring Plant Sale

FRI-SAT Plants from 20 PNW nurseries, expert advice, 3-6 p.m. Friday, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, Christian Faith Center, 33645 20th Ave. S., Federal Way; free garden admission with purchase (253-838-4646 or

Mum Plant Sale

SAT Evergreen Chrysanthemum Association (ECA) selection including rare varieties, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, behind Volunteer Park Conservatory, 1400 E. Galer St., Seattle (

West Seattle Nursery Spring Open House

SAT Food, coffee, speakers, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, West Seattle Nursery, 5275 California Ave. S.W., Seattle (206-935-9276 or

Bouquet Banque epimedium open house

SAT-SUN Spring open house featuring epimediums, sunflowers, zinnias, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, Bouquet Banque Nursery, 8220 State Ave., Marysville; free (423-215-2693 or

Fun With Succulents

SUN Create your own indoor succulent decor piece, materials provided, 11 a.m. Sunday, Sunnyside Nursery, 3915 Sunnyside Blvd., Marysville; $35, preregister (425-334-2002 or


Evergreen Spring RV Show

FRI-SUN New and used RVs, accessories, destinations, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Friday-Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday, Evergreen State Fairgrounds, 14405 179th Ave. S.E., Monroe; $6-$7, free for ages 15 and younger (360-805-6700 or

Camera Sale, Swap and Show

SAT The Puget Sound Photographic Collectors Society hosts collectible antique and vintage cameras and photo accessories, newer digital and film equipment, photo equipment appraisal, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, $5; early admission 8:30 a.m. $15; Kent Commons, 525 Fourth Ave. N., Kent (

Scale Model Show IPMS Seattle

SAT Scale model show and contest, aircraft, automobiles, figures, sci-fi, ships, military vehicles, dioramas, vendors, Kids Make N Take, 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Saturday, Renton Community Center, 1715 Maple Valley Highway, Renton; $5-$10 (206-276-3113 or

Fishing gear repair tour

SUN Patagonia free repair of fishing wader and clothing, one item per person, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday, Elysian Brewery, 5510 Airport Way S., Seattle (

BARN Spring Sampler

SUN Try printmaking, create Orizomegami paper, bake hand pies, woodworking, weaving, open to all ages, 1-4 p.m. Sunday, BARN (Bainbridge Artisan Resource Network), 8890 Three Tree Lane N.E., Bainbridge; free (206-842-1551 or

Museum events

Northwest Seaport Chantey Sing

FRI Fun and easy to sing for all ages, 8 p.m. Friday, Virginia V Steamer, 860 Terry Ave. N., Suite 223, Seattle; free (206-447-9800 or

MoPOP Pop Conference “Only You and Your Ghost Will Know: Music, Death, and Afterlife”

FRI-SUN Conversations on theme of music, death and the afterlife by 160 presenters, Friday-Sunday, Museum of Pop Culture (MoPOP), 325 Fifth Ave. N., Seattle; $40-$50 (

Bookmarks & Landmarks Historic Kent Walking Tour

SAT In conjuction with “Slick as a Mitten: Ezra Meeker’s Klondike Enterprise” by Dennis M. Larsen that chronicles local pioneer Ezra Meeker’s experiences on walking tour of historical downtown Kent, 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Kent Historical Museum, 855 E. Smith St., Kent; free, registration required (253-854-4330 or

Warbirds & Wine

SAT Wines and chocolates while exploring living history; painting tickets available, 6 p.m. Saturday, Flying Heritage & Combat Armor Museum, 3407 109th St. S.W., Paine Field, Everett; $40-$50 (206-342-4243 or

“Destination Moon: The Apollo 11 Mission” opening weekend

SAT-SUN Opening weekend of exhibit 20 artifacts from the mission and other spaceflight treasures, programs and celebrations for the 50th anniversary of the first landing on the moon, through Sept. 2, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. daily; free keepsake for all visitors opening weekend, events include Moon-themed VR experiences, Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter demonstrations and activities, presentations, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday-Sunday; “Behind the Scenes of “Destination Moon: The Apollo 11 Mission,” 2 p.m. Saturday; “The Future of the Final Frontier,” 2 p.m. Sunday; Museum of Flight, 9404 E. Marginal Way South, Seattle; $10-$25, “Destination Moon” additional $10 (206-764-5700 or

Pioneer Association of the State of Washington

SUN Open house of depository and museum for historical memorabilia, 1-4 p.m. Sunday, Pioneer Hall, 1642 43rd Ave. E., Seattle (

Science in the City

TUES Science in the City: Mysteries of the Deep, 3D models, photos and stories from artifacts in the waters around Seattle, 7-9 p.m. Tuesday, Pacific Science Center, 200 Second Ave. N, Seattle; $5 (

Museum of Glass Third Thursday

APRIL 18 Twentieth and twenty-first century glass, free admission 5-8 p.m. April 18; Museum of Glass, 1801 E. Dock St., Tacoma (253-284-4719 or

Washington State History Museum Third Thursday

APRIL 18 Free admission 3-8 p.m. April 18, Washington State History Museum, 1911 Pacific Ave., Tacoma (888-238-4373 or

“The Vikings Begin”

ONGOING Artifacts and information on the latest research and recent discoveries of Viking-era artifacts of early Sweden, Denmark, and Norway, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesdays-Sundays, until 8 p.m. Thursdays, through April 28, Nordic Museum, 2655 N.W. Market St., Seattle; $10-$15/museum admission, additional $5/Viking exhibit (206-789-5707 or

“Prince from Minneapolis”

ONGOING Photography, artwork, instruments, costumes worn by Prince, examining his image, influence on other musicians and fans, through Jan. 4, 2020; 10 a.m.-5 p.m. daily, Museum of Pop Culture (MoPOP), 325 Fifth Ave. N., Seattle; $17-$36 (206-770-2700 or

Park events

Seattle Japanese Garden Family Saturday

SAT Origami in the garden, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, free garden admission for ages 12 and younger 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, Seattle Japanese Garden, 1075 Lake Washington Blvd. E., Seattle; $4-$8 (206-684-4725 or

Wildlife Walks/Bird Tours

SAT Walk through varied park habitats for ages 8 and older, bring binoculars if you have them, 8 a.m. Saturday, Discovery Park, 3801 Discovery Park Boulevard, Seattle; $5 (206-386-4237 or

Planetarium Show “Gaia and the Cosmic Ladder”

SAT Astronomer Steve Ruhl examines the 3D space mapping project; if the sky is clear, astronomers will be on hand with telescopes, 7:30 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

National Parks/State Parks Free Entrance Day

PLAN AHEAD Free admission to all National Parks, First Day of National Parks Week April 20 (; free day use at all state parks, Springtime free day, April 20; Earth Day, April 22 (


Skagit County Spring Garage Sale

FRI-SAT 160 vendors, food, music, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Friday-Saturday, Skagit County Fairgrounds, 1410 Virginia St., Mount Vernon; $3 (

Best of the Northwest

SAT-SUN Arts and crafts show with 100 artists, food vendors, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday, Hangar 30, Magnuson Park, 6310 N.E. 74th St., Seattle; $8-$10, ages 12 and younger free (

Special interest

An Evening with Neuroscience

FRI Science, art, studies that are currently bing conducted by researchers and artists in the greater Seattle area on neuroscience, learn about the human brain, 6:30 p.m. Friday, Kane Hall, University of Washington, Seattle; free (

Art: Indigenous Reflections on Water

SAT Event celebrates contemporary Indigenous art made in the Pacific Northwest with an interactive art workshop, performance art piece, and Indigenous art market, 1-7 p.m. Saturday, Waterfront Space, 1400 Western Ave., Seattle; free (

PACCAR Technical Center Open House

SAT Tour highlights test labs and trucks manufactured by PACCAR, see trucks and how they’re tested, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, PACCAR Technical Center, Farm to Market Road one mile north of Highway 20, Bow; free (360-757-8311 or

Teddy Bear and T-Rex Tea Party

SUN Tea and goodies, bring your favorite stuffed creature, stories and music, 2 p.m. Sunday, Island School, 8553 N.E. Day Road, Bainbridge Island; free, preregister (206-842-0400 or


April Pools Day

SAT-SUN Prepare for summer with water safety tips and activities for all ages; 2:30-4:30 p.m. Saturday, Queen Anne Pool, 1920 First Ave. W., Seattle (206-386-4282); 3-5 p.m. Sunday, Helene Madison Pool, 13401 Meridian Ave. N., Seattle (206-684-4979); 12:30-2:30 p.m. April 20, Ballard Pool (206-684-4094); 3:30-4:30 p.m. April 20, Evans Pool (206-684-4961); 12:30-2:30 p.m. April 20, Rainier Beach Pool, Seattle; free (206-386-1925).

Travel events

Travel seminars

SAT Madagascar, Land of Lemurs, 10 a.m., Morocco: Soul Journeys in the Sahara, 1 p.m. Saturday, Savvy Traveler, 112 Fifth Ave. S., Edmonds; free, reservations required (425-744-6076 or

Rick Steves’ Europe Travel Classes

SAT Greece, 10 a.m. Saturday, Edmonds Theater; Traveling Solo, noon Saturday; Germany, 6 p.m. April 18; Rick Steves Travel Center, 130 Fourth Ave. N., Edmonds; free, preregistration required (


Earth Month, Me-kwa-mooks

FRI Help remove invasive plants, 1:30 p.m. Friday, Me-Kwa-Mooks Park, 4503 Beach Drive S.W., Seattle (

Wetlands restoration

FRI All ages welcome to help, followed by community lunch at noon, bring a donation or dish to share, 10 a.m. Friday, Rainier Beach Urban Farm & Wetlands, 5513 S. Cloverdale St., Seattle (

Golden Gardens Park Work Party

SAT Help remove invasive plants and plant native species, tools provided, 9 a.m. Saturday, Golden Gardens Park, 8498 Seaview Place N.W., Seattle (

Lewis Park Restoration

SUN Help with weeding and mulching, 10 a.m. Sunday, Lewis Park, 1120 15th Ave. S., Seattle (

Martha Washington Park Restoration

SUN Help restore Native American site, removing invasive plants, watering, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Sunday, Martha Washington Park, 6612 57th Ave. S., Seattle (


Walking Link Light Rail

PLAN AHEAD Evergreen State Volkssport Association walks between Light Rail stations, Saturday-Sunday, Seattle (

Easter Walk

PLAN AHEAD Emerald City Wanderers host 10K (6.2 miles) and 5K walks through Rhododendron Species Botanical Garden and the Pacific Rim Bonsai Collection, start anytime 9 a.m.-noon, finish by 3 p.m. April 20, 33663 Weyerhaeuser Way S., Federal Way (