A detailed, categorized calendar of events all over Seattle and Western Washington, Feb. 9-15, 2018.

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Animal events

Valentine’s Day Treats for the Animals

SAT Zoo animals get heart-shaped fruit pops, meat, herbal bouquets as an enrichment activity; jaguar and lions, 10 a.m.; orangutans, 10:30 a.m.; snow leopards, 10:45 a.m.; Komodo dragon, 11 a.m.; tamarins, 11:30 a.m.; river otters, 11:45 a.m.; Grizzly bears, noon; Kunekune pigs, 1:15 p.m.; meerkats, 1:30 p.m.; penguins, 2 p.m.; Ambassador animals at Alvord Broadleaf Theater, 2 p.m.; wolves, 2:15 p.m. Saturday, Woodland Park Zoo, 5500 Phinney Ave. N., Seattle; $9.95-$14.95, ages 2 and younger free (206-548-2500 or zoo.org).

Valentines’s Day, Seattle Aquarium

WED Learn about the unique courtship and mating behaviors of local marine species and see Aquarium animals get special treats, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Wednesday, The Seattle Aquarium, 1483 Alaskan Way, Seattle; $17.95-$27.95, ages 3 and younger free; also, Seattle Aquarium After Hours for ages 21+ with cash bar, DJ, animal encounters, discover the courtship behaviors of Aquarium animals, 7 p.m. Wednesday, $20-$25 by reservation (206-386-4300 or seattleaquarium.org).

Seattle Aquarium Octopus Week

PLAN AHEAD Learn about one of Puget Sound’s most interesting creatures, the giant Pacific octopus, with octopus feedings and talks, hands-on activities for kids, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Feb. 17-25, The Seattle Aquarium, Seattle; $17.95-$27.95, ages 3 and younger free (206-386-4300 or seattleaquarium.org).

Northwest Trek Kids ’n’ Critters

PLAN AHEAD Free admission for up to four children ages 12 and younger with every full-paying adult or senior; kid-friendly, 30-minute Discovery Tram tours to see moose, bison, elk and other animals roaming through 435-acre natural habitat, 9:30 a.m.-3 p.m. Feb. 17-19, Northwest Trek Wildlife Park, 11610 Trek Dr. E., Eatonville; $9-$23 (360-832-6117 or nwtrek.org).


Love Is In The Air Wine and Food Gala

SAT Dinner, auction to benefit Senior Center programs, 6 p.m. Saturday, Southeast Seattle Senior Center, 4655 S. Holly St., Seattle; $100 (206-722-0317).

Women Stars of Food and Wine

SUN Notable women in the local wine and culinary community host wine, bites; all proceeds benefit Women’s Funding Alliance, 1 p.m. Sunday, Columbia Tower Club, 701 Fifth Ave., Seattle; $50 (nwwomenstarsoffoodandwine.com/chefs/).

Party for Equality

PLAN AHEAD Fundraiser to help form a federal credit union to the LGBTQ+ community and all who believe in equality, 6 p.m. Feb. 16, Hotel Sorrento, 900 Madison St., Seattle; $125 (equalitywashington.org).


Friday Night Dancing

FRI Dance lesson, 7 p.m., country, swing, ballroom, nightclub, Top 40, Latin and line dancing for singles and couples with DJ, 8 p.m. Friday, Rockin’ Horse Dance Barn, 11820 150th Ave. S.E., Renton; $12 (425-255-9211 or learn2dance4fun.com/friday-night-dancing/).

Northwest Western Swing Society

SUN Dance lesson, 8:45 a.m., dance to live Western Swing roots music, 1 p.m. Sunday, Lynnwood Eagles, 19223 Hwy 99, Lynnwood; free (nwwsms.com/events%20-%20copy.htm).

Skandia basics dance classes

WED Six weeks of Scandinavian dance classes for dancers at all levels, singles and couples welcome, 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Phinney Neighborhood Center, 6532 Phinney Ave. N, Seattle; $45-$55 (425-954-5262 or skandia-folkdance.org).


Sammamish Chinese New Year Cultural Celebration

SAT Performances, lion and dragon dances, martial arts demonstrations, Chinese food, calligraphy and other crafts, 1-4 p.m. Saturday, CWU Sammamish, 120 228th Ave. N.E., Sammamish (sammamish.us/event?id=48220).

Tet in Seattle Vietnamese Lunar New Year

SAT-SUN Celebrating the traditional New Year, welcome the Year of the Dog with lion dance, firecrackers, martial arts, dance and visual arts, Seattle Center Armory and Fisher Pavilion, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday, with cooking demonstrations at noon, children’s arts and crafts and other activities, noon-4 p.m.; fashion show, 4 p.m. Sunday, Seattle Center, Seattle (206-684-7200 or tetinseattle.org).

Lunar New Year Celebration

SUN Celebration of Lunar New Year, the Year of the Dog, with multicultural entertainment including a Lion Dance, martial arts demonstrations, dance performances, taiko drumming, cultural activities featuring calligraphy drawing, Chinese yo-yo and activities throughout the International District; 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. Sunday, Chinatown-International District, Seattle (cidbia.org/events/lunar-new-year/).

Seattle Home Show

PLAN AHEAD Exhibits and vendors with everything for the home, with a focus on small structures of all types; Outdoor Living and Wine & Food Garden; home improvement seminars; Swim/Bike/Run on-site charity event; 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Feb. 17-18, noon-6 p.m. Feb. 19-23, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Feb. 24-25; free art, antique and collectibles appraisals, Feb. 19-20, CenturyLink Field Event Center, Seattle; $3-$13 (seattlehomeshow.com).

Food events

The Habit Burger Grill

SAT-TUE New location celebrates opening with free burger, fries and drink for the first 200 people, 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. and 5:30-7:30 p.m. Saturday; 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Sunday; regular prices, all proceeds benefit USO Northwest, 5:30-7:30 p.m. Sunday; regular prices, all proceeds benefit Nourish Pierce County, 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Tuesday, The Habit Burger Grill, 2601 N. Pearl St., Tacoma (habitburger.com).

Winter Beer Festival

PLAN AHEAD More than 50 handcrafted beers and ciders from McMenamins and guest breweries, music by three bands, all ages welcome, noon-10 p.m. Feb. 17, McMenamins Anderson School, 18607 Bothell Way N.E., Bothell; free admission (425-398-0122 or mcmenamins.com).


Northwest Flower & Garden Show

FRI-SUN It’s a “Garden Party” celebrating 30 years of inspiration with display gardens, 100 free seminars, Marketplace with hundreds of vendors, 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Feb. 7-Saturday, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Sunday, Washington State Convention Center, 800 Convention Place, Seattle; $24/day; $12/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).

Roses: Start Right

SAT Insights on rose varieties, site selection, pruning, 10 a.m. Saturday, Sunnyside Nursery, 3915 Sunnyside Blvd., Marysville; free (425-334-2002 or sunnysidenursery.net/classes).

Honeybees/yoga for gardeners

SAT-SUN Learn about keeping honeybees, 10 a.m. Saturday; yoga poses for gardeners for all levels and all bodies, bring yoga mat, 11 a.m. Sunday, Swansons Nursery, 9701 15th Ave. N.W., Seattle; free (206-782-2543 or swansonsnursery.com).

Landscaping with Native Plants

MON King Conservation District presentation, learning about native plants to save money, improve your landscape’s aesthetic and wildlife habitat, 7 p.m. Monday, Renton Public Library, 100 Mill Ave. S., Renton; free, preregister (425-282-1930 or eventbrite.com/e/landscaping-with-native-plants-renton-tickets-41244200514).


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).


Redmond Historical Society Speaker Series

SAT Program “Redmond Parks and Recreation: The Early Years,” 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Old Redmond Schoolhouse Community Center, 16600 N.E. 80th St., Redmond; $5 suggested donation (redmondhistoricalsociety.org).

Corvette and High Performance Meet

SUN Hundreds of new and used cars and parts with a focus on Corvettes and muscle cars, displays of Corvettes and muscle cars, 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Sunday, Washington State Fair Events Center, 110 Ninth Ave. S.W., Puyallup; $8-$11 (corvettehp.com).

Gold, Gem and Mineral Show

PLAN AHEAD Prospecting equipment and gold, rock and gem vendors, displays, club information, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Feb. 17-18, Evergreen State Fairgrounds, 14405 179th Ave. S.E., Monroe; $5 (washingtonprospectors.org).

Museum events

Tales of the Klondike

FRI Illustrated, “mostly true” stories and anecdotes about the Klondike Gold Rush, 12:15 p.m. Friday, Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park, 319 Second Ave. S., Seattle; free (206-220-4240 or nps.gov/klse/index.htm).

Northwest Seaport Chantey Sing

FRI Valentine’s Day edition of the Chantey Sing-Along, featuring sea songs of love, the original long distance relationship, 8 p.m. Friday, Virginia V Steamer, 860 Terry Ave. N., Seattle; free (206-447-9800 or nwseaport.org).

Black History Month at MOHAI

SAT-FEB. 27 Featured exhibit, “Seattle on the Spot: The Photographs of Al Smith,” depicting the history of Seattle’s African American community, through June 17; “Living Voices: The Right to Dream,” the struggle for civil rights in America during the 1950s and ’60s theater performance with archival film, suitable for ages 12 and older, 1 and 2 p.m. Saturday, included in museum admission; Uncovering the History of Seattle’s Black Community: Historians Mary Henry and Jacqueline E.A. Lawson, 7 p.m. Feb. 13, $5-$10; We Are History Keepers: A Workshop on Preserving the Cultural and Historical Record of Our Community, noon-5 p.m. Feb. 17, Northwest African American Museum, preregister; History Cafe: How Minority Men and Tradeswomen Won Justice on the Job site, 6:30 p.m. Feb. 21, free; Back to the Block: A Theater and Jazz Experience live music and monologues on Seattle jazz, 7 p.m. Feb. 24, Langston Hughes Performing Arts Institute, $20-$25; The Black and Tan: Reimagining Seattle’s Legendary Jazz Club, 7 p.m. Feb. 27, $5-$10; 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/).

St. Valentine’s Day, Issaquah

SAT Display of Valentines from the Museums’ collection, stories about gifts and affection from Issaquah’s past, valentine making and sweet decorating for kids, Issaquah Valley Trolley rides, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, Issaquah Depot Museum, 78 First Ave. N.E., Issaquah; $5 (425-392-3500 or issaquahhistory.org).

Meeker Mansion Friendship Valentine Tea and Tour

SAT Victorian tea and tour, 1 p.m. Saturday, Meeker Mansion, 312 Spring Street, Puyallup; $15 by reservation (253-848-1770 or meekermansion.org).

Buffalo Soldiers Museum Black History Month Film

SAT Movie “Held In Trust: The Story of Lt. Henry O. Flipper,” the story of the first Black man to graduate from the U.S. Military Academy, 1 p.m. Saturday, The Buffalo Soldiers Museum, 1940 S. Wilkeson St., Tacoma; free, donations welcome (253-272-4257 or buffalosoldierstacoma.org).

PBY Naval Air Museum Valentines

WED-SUN Two-for-one admission, see in-depth history of Oak Harbor, aircraft and aircraft simulator, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Feb. 14-17, 1-4 p.m. Feb. 18, PBY Naval Air Museum, 270 S.E. Pioneer Way, Oak Harbor; $6-$7 (pbymf.org/).

Figuring History Community Celebration

FEB. 15 Celebrating new “Figuring History: Robert Colescott, Kerry James Marshall, Mickalene Thomas” exhibit with free admission, dance and jazz performances, storytelling, art making, 2-9 p.m. Feb. 15, Seattle Art Museum, 1300 First Ave., Seattle; preregister (seattleartmuseum.org).

Park events

Victory Heights Playground Ribbon Cutting

SAT Opening of newly renovated accessible playground with new play equipment for ages 2 to 12, improved picnic area, sand play area, 10-11:30 a.m. Saturday, Victory Heights Playground, 1737 N.E. 106th St., Seattle (206-684-9286).

Free Family Weekend Walk: Winter Safari

SAT Ninety-minute walk with games, activities and learning geared toward children ages 2-12 years old and their caregivers, 1 p.m. Saturday, Graham Visitor Center, 2300 Arboretum Dr. East, Seattle; free, no registration necessary (206-685-8033 or /botanicgardens.uw.edu/washington-park-arboretum/activities/tours/free-public-tours/).

Discovery in the Dark: A No Moon Adventure

SAT Explore the park and its creatures in the dark; for ages 8 and older, 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Discovery Park, 3801 Discovery Park Boulevard, Seattle; $10, preregister (206-386-4236 or seattle.gov/Documents/Departments/ParksAndRecreation/ELCs/ELCWinter2018_2.pdf).

Kids’ Saturdays, Winter in the Park

SAT Art activities, story time to learn about the environment, rain gear recommended for outdoor excursions, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, Olympic Sculpture Park, Broad Street and Elliott Avenue, Seattle; free (seattleartmuseum.org/).

Arboretum walk

SUN Guided tour for adults, focusing on 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).

Salamander Search

PLAN AHEAD Walk to look under logs and in ponds for salamanders, 3 p.m. Feb. 17, Camp Long, 5200 35th Ave. S.W., Seattle; $5 preregister (206-684-7434 or seattle.gov/Documents/Departments/ParksAndRecreation/ELCs/ELCWinter2018_2.pdf).


Ladies Musical Club

SUN-WED Classical music performance featuring Mendelssohn piano trio and vocal performances, 3 p.m. Feb. 11, West Seattle Library, 2306 42nd Ave. S.W. (206-684-7444); noon Wednesday, Central Library, 1000 Fourth Ave., Seattle (206-386-4636 or spl.org).


Presidents Day Weekend Runs

PLAN AHEAD 5K, 10K, 15K, kids dash, two-person team 5k each, 10 a.m. Feb. 17, Magnuson Park, 7400 Sand Point Way N.E., Seattle; $3-$30 (magnusonseries.org/).


Lake City Lions Second Saturday Flea Market

SAT Antiques, vintage, arts and crafts by 60 vendors, snack bar, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, Lake City Community Center, 12531 28th Ave. N.E., Seattle (seattlelakecitylions.org/).

Contractors equipment and vehicles auction

SAT Heavy trucks and construction equipment, trucks, cars, pickups and SUVs; preview 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday, auction 9 a.m. Saturday, James G. Murphy Inc., 18226 68th Ave. N.E., Kenmore (425-486-1246 or murphyauction.com).

Special interest

South Seattle Home Fair

SAT Information on remodeling, permitting, inspections, rental housing rules, affordable housing, landslide awareness, emergency preparedness, energy rebates, homeownership assistance, weatherization of homes, RainWise program, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, Filipino Community Center, 5740 Martin Luther King Jr. Way S., Seattle; free (buildingconnections.seattle.gov/2018/01/02/south-seattle-home-fair-3/).

Chief Seattle and the Town That Took His Name

SUN Friends of Mercer Island Library host historian and author David Buerge sharing stories from “Chief Seattle and the Town That Took His Name: The Change of Worlds for the Native People and Settlers on Puget Sound,” 3 p.m. Sunday, Aljoya Mercer Island, 2430 76th Ave. S.E., Mercer Island (206-236-3537).

Abraham Lincoln’s Life and Beliefs

MON Retired history professor and descendant of President Lincoln Richard Hanks discusses Lincoln’s life and beliefs, 6 p.m. Monday, Everett Public Library, 2702 Hoyt Ave., Everett (425-257-7640).

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).

Lunar New Year Celebration, Lake City Library

FEB. 15 Celebrate the Year of the Dog with stories, crafts and treats for all ages, traditional dress encouraged, potluck dishes welcome, 5-7:30 p.m. Feb. 15, Lake City Branch Library, 12501 28th Ave. N.E., Seattle (206-684-7518 or spl.org).

One Love Wedding & Lifestyle Showcase

PLAN AHEAD Wedding Showcase celebrating equality and all couples, local wedding industry professionals and lifestyle experts to plan a wedding, learn about wedding services provided by LGBTQ owned and allied businesses, noon-4 p.m. Feb. 18, King St. Ballroom, Embassy Suites Pioneer Square, 255 S. King St., Seattle; free with preregistration or $15 at the door (oneloveseattle.com).

Give Kids a Smile

PLAN AHEAD Free dental exam, teeth cleaning and fluoride application for ages 6 months to 18 years by UW Center for Pediatric Dentistry, by appointment, 1-5 p.m. Feb. 20, Magnuson Park, 7400 Sand Point Way N.E., Seattle; (206-543-5800, ext. 1).


The Spheres Discovery at Understory

ONGOING Exhibits with the story of the plants and building at The Spheres, 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).


Women of Wisdom Conference

PLAN AHEAD Feminine Spirit Rising, be together in community and connect with other women, experiential workshops and inspiring presentations, marketplace, 9 a.m.-9:30 p.m. Feb. 17, 9 a.m.-6:30 p.m. Feb. 18, North Seattle College, Seattle; $110-$235 (206-782-3363 or womenofwisdom.org/2018conference.html).