A weekend calendar of events for families.

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Seattle National College Fair

More than 300 colleges from around the U.S. and many international institutions will be available to meet with interested students and parents, plus a variety of college-planning workshops, noon-4 p.m., Washington State Convention and Trade Center, 800 Convention Place, Seattle; free (206-720-7824 or www.nacacnet.org).

Hmong New Year Celebration

Traditional harvest celebration by the Hmong people of Laos, Thailand and Burma, with photo and artifact exhibits, craft exhibits and demonstrations, 10 a.m.-9 p.m., Seattle Center House, Seattle (206-684-7200).


Fancy rat show and educational fair by RatsPacNW rat club to promote rats as pets, 11 a.m.- 6 p.m., Crown Hill School, 9250 14th Ave. N.W., Seattle; $3-$5 (206-313-4777 or www.worldofrats.com).

Today, Sunday

Cultural Crossroads

Music and dance performances from cultures around the world, bazaar, exhibits, Lego activities for children, 10 a.m.-10 p.m. today, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Sunday, Crossroads Bellevue, 15600 N.E. Eighth St., Bellevue (425-644-1111 or www.crossroadsbellevue.com).