Community events for the weekend of Feb. 14-15, 2015, include Seattle Neighbor Appreciation Day, Seattle Aquarium Octopus Week, Zoo Valentine’s Day Celebration, and Love and Literacy.
Seattle Neighbor Appreciation Day
Open house at 19 Seattle Fire Department stations, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday; events at community venues including cookies and coffee all day, Montlake Community Center, 1618 E. Calhoun St., and Queen Anne Community Center, 1901 First Ave. W.; potluck lunch, music, noon, free swim, 1:30-2:30 p.m. Saturday, Evans Pool, 7201 E. Green Lake Drive N.; free swim, snacks, 1-2 p.m. Saturday, Southwest Pool, 2801 S.W. Thistle, Seattle (seattle.gov/neighborhoods/neighborday).
Seattle Aquarium Octopus Week: Octopus blind date, Aquarium biologists set the mood with decorative hearts, roses and romantic music when the Aquarium’s male and female giant Pacific octopus meet for the first time, noon Saturday; daily octopus feedings and talks, kids’ activities, varying times 9:30-5 p.m. daily, Saturday-Feb. 22; live octopus release under the Aquarium with video fees, noon Sunday and Feb. 22; divers swim with an octopus in the Window on Washington Waters exhibit, noon Monday and Feb. 20, 21, Seattle Aquarium, 1483 Alaskan Way, Pier 59, Seattle; $14.95-$21.95 (206-386-4300 or seattleaquarium.org).
Zoo Valentine’s Day Celebration: Valentine’s Day-themed enrichment treats for otters, red pandas, snow leopards, gorillas, 10 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Saturday, Woodland Park Zoo, 5500 Phinney Ave. N., Seattle; $9.25-$13.75 (206-548-2500 or zoo.org).
Love and Literacy: Valentine card-making, games, story time, ventriloquist appearance, 1-3 p.m. Saturday, Westwood Village Barnes & Noble, 2600 S.W. Barton St., Seattle; free (206-992-4484).
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Northwest Flower and Garden Show: Showcase of gardens, seminars, Marketplace, 9 a.m.-8 p.m. Friday-Saturday, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Sunday, Washington State Convention Center, 800 Convention Place, Seattle; $22, $5/ages 13-17, ages 12 and younger free; $10 half-day admission after 3 p.m. Friday-Saturday, after 2 p.m. Sunday (253-756-2121 or gardenshow.com).
NW Scale Modelers Show: Display of hundreds of detailed scale models of all types, modeling seminars, make-and-take activities, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, Museum of Flight, 9404 E. Marginal Way S., Seattle; $12-$20 (206-764-5720 or museumofflight.org).
Kids and Critters at Northwest Trek: Arts and crafts, story time, trailside animal encounters, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday-Monday, park open 9:30 a.m.-3 p.m., Northwest Trek Wildlife Park, 11610 Trek Drive E., Eatonvillem Pierce County; $16.25-$19.75, up to four kids admitted free with a paying adult or senior (360-832-6117 or nwtrek.org).
White River Valley Museum Free Day: Educational, historic exhibits for all ages, noon-4 p.m. Sunday, 918 H St. S.E., Auburn (253-288-7433 or wrvmuseum.org).