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Thursday, February 7, 2013 - Page updated at 06:30 p.m.
Community calendar: festivals, fairs and more
Editor’s note: 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 call before you go. By Madeline McKenzie
Seattle Times staff
SAT Kittens and cats from Seattle Animal Shelter foster homes ready for adoption, noon-3 p.m. Saturday, Mud Bay, 8221 Greenwood Ave. N., Seattle; adoption fees $35-$145 (206-386-7387 or www.seattleanimalshelter.org).
Valentine’s Day treats for zoo animals
SAT Heart-shaped treats for zoo animals as an enrichment activity, 10-3 p.m. Saturday, Woodland Park Zoo, 5500 Phinney Ave. N., Seattle; $8.75-$12.75 (206-548-2500 or www.zoo.org).
SAT Bellevue Parks rangers guided walk for all ages, leashed dogs welcome, 10 a.m. Saturday, Robinswood Community Park, 2340 148th Ave. S.E., Bellevue; free (425-452-7225).
“Cupid’s Critters” Eastside Rabbits and Cavies 4-H Show
SUN Rabbit and cavy (guinea pig) 4-H show with competitions including pet costume contest at noon, concessions available, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Sunday, Pickering Barn, 1730 10th Ave. N.W., Issaquah; free (www.erc4h.org).
Corvette and High Performance Meet
SAT-SUN Domestic muscle cars, hot rods, customs, Corvettes display and vendors, 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Sunday, Puyallup Fair and Events Center, 110 Ninth Ave. S.W., Puyallup; $7-$10 Saturday, $7/Sunday, ages 12 and younger free Sunday only (253-841-5045 or www.corvhp.com).
WuHsing Tao School Auction
SAT Art auction benefiting the WuHsing Tao School and Clinic for Traditional Five Element Acupuncture, 6 p.m. Saturday, Talaris Conference Center, 4000 N.E. 41st St., Seattle; $40 (www.wuhsing.org/auction).
Polar Plunge to benefit Special Olympics
SAT Fundraiser by law enforcement agencies to benefit Special Olympics; 10 a.m. Saturday, South Lake Union Park, 860 Terry Ave. N., Seattle; free to participate, fundraising suggested (206-362-4949 or www.specialolympicswashington.org).
Rain N Men
SAT For women only, sushi, music, auction of single men, benefits The Goddess Festival fundraiser for Wallingford Community Senior Center, 6 p.m. Saturday, SeaMonster Lounge, 2202 N. 45th St., Seattle; $35 (www.brownpapertickets.com/event/309334).
SUN Beer, chocolates, treats, Champagne, wine, benefits Puget Soundkeeper protecting and preserving Puget Sound, 5 p.m. Sunday, Pike Brewing, 1415 First Ave., Seattle; $45 (chocofest2013.brownpapertickets.com).
MON Fundraising luncheon benefits the RN Residency Program at Swedish, 11 a.m. Monday, Sheraton Seattle Hotel and Towers, Seattle; $125 (206-386-3357 or www.swedishfoundation.org/destination-swedish).
St. Stephen’s Mardi Gras Fashion Show
TUE Luncheon to benefit parish Visitation Guild, 11:15 a.m. Tuesday, St. Stephen the Martyr Catholic Church and Parish Hall, 13055 S.E. 192nd St., Renton; $15 (425-235-1657).
Book, Bake and Bling Sale to benefit NW Harvest
FEB. 14 Valentine’s Day gifts, books, jewelry, bake sale, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Feb. 14, Ballard Odd Fellows Hall, 1706 N.W. Market St., Seattle (206-370-1531).
Third Place Commons Community Breakfast
FEB. 14 Breakfast, auction, 7 a.m. Feb. 14, Third Place Commons, 17171 Bothell Way N.E., Lake Forest Park; $40 (206-366-3302 or www.thirdplacecommons.org).
Seattle Bike Swap
SUN Cascade Bicycle Club hosts new and used bicycles and accessories from 100 vendors, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., Seattle Center Exhibition Hall, 299 Mercer St., Seattle; $5, free entry 1-2 p.m., free for ages 15 and younger all day (shop.cascade.org/content/events/seattle-bike-swap).
Gas Works to West Seattle Farmers Market
SUN Cascade Bicycle Club 30 mile, leisurely paced ride, all welcome; steady rain, ice or snow cancel, 10 a.m. Sunday, Gas Works Park, 2101 N. Northlake Way, Seattle; (206-522-3222 or www.cascade.org).
Architecture in the International District
PLAN AHEAD Cascade Bicycle Club 25 mile, leisurely pace ride and walking tour of historic buildings, bring or buy lunch; 10 a.m. Feb. 15, Gas Works Park, Seattle (206-522-3222 or www.cascade.org).
Intro to Birds at Brightwater Center
SAT For adults and teens ages 14 and older, learn about migrating winter birds, 10 a.m., walk in natural area with birding tips, 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Brightwater Education Center at Clean-Water Treatment Facility, 22505 State Route 9 Southeast, Woodinville; free, preregister (206-263-8862 or brightwaterbirds.eventbrite.com).
Winter Bird Walk
SAT Learn about Discovery Park’s birds, bring binoculars, 9 a.m. Saturday, Discovery Park, 3801 W. Government Way, Seattle; free (206-386-4236 or www.seattle.gov/parks).
Snow Geese & Trumpeter Swans in La Conner
ONGOING See bald eagles, snow geese, and trumpeter and tundra swans in the La Conner area; free bird maps, La Conner Visitor Information Center, 511 Morris St., La Conner (360-466-4778 or www.lovelaconner.com).
Seattle Balkan Dancers
FRI Balkan line dancing, 8:30-11 p.m. Friday, Russian Community Center, 704 19th Ave. E., Seattle; $5-$12 (425-883-0332 or www.seattlebalkandancers.org).
SAT Half-hour dance lessons in nine styles of dance, 11:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Century Ballroom, 915 E. Pine St., Seattle; $5/all day (www.centuryballroom.com/home/events/dance-day).
Valentine’s Swing Dance
SAT Dance with live music for ages 18 and older, 6 p.m. Saturday, Bremerton Eagles Club, 206 Sixth St., Bremerton; $10-$20 (www.brownpapertickets.com/event/308484).
Saturday Night Tango Social Dance
SAT Tango lesson, 8:30 p.m.; social dance 9:30 p.m. Saturday, Dance Underground, 340 15th Ave. E., Seattle; $15 (206-781-9553 or www.seattletango.com).
Sno-King International Folk Dance Club
SAT Sweetheart Dance, wear red, pink and/or white, 7 p.m. Saturday, Cedar Valley Grange, 20526 52nd Ave. W., Lynnwood; $5-$7 (425-385-2088 or sno-king.org).
Seattle Golf and Travel Show
FRI-SUN Exhibits, manufacturer representatives on golf and travel destinations, noon-6 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday, CenturyLink Field Event Center, 800 Occidental Ave. S., Seattle; $5-$14, ages 12 and younger free (www.seattlegolfshow.com).
Seattle RV Show
FRI-SUN Recreational vehicle and manufactured home display and sale, accessories, seminars, 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday; free child care 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday; CenturyLink Field Event Center, 800 Occidental Ave. S., Seattle; $8-$11, ages 12 and younger free; free parking in Safeco Field garage including with online ticket purchase (425-277-8132 or theseattlervshow.com).
Lunar New Year
SAT Dragon/Lion dances, food walk with $2 tasting menu, children’s costume parade, music and dance performances, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Hing Hay Park, 409 Maynard Ave. S., Seattle, and surrounding neighborhood (www.cidbia.org/events).
Seattle Home Show
PLAN AHEAD Hundreds of home and garden displays and vendors, Idea Street homes, seminars, 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Feb. 16, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Feb. 17, noon-8 p.m. Feb. 18-22, 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Feb. 23, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Feb. 24, CenturyLink Field Event Center, Seattle; $3-$12 (www.SeattleHomeShow.com).
Chocolate tasting, Country Village
SAT Taste chocolates at a dozen shops and restaurants, 2-6 p.m. Saturday, Country Village, 23732 Bothell-Everett Highway, Bothell (425-483-2250 or www.countryvillagebothell.com).
Sweetheart Wine Walk
SAT Wineglass, 6 tastes, chocolates, 4 p.m. Saturday, register at Main and Alder Streets, Sumner; $15-$20 (253-720-9846 or www.sumnerdowntown.com).
FEB. 14 Lunch cruise, noon, $69; live music, dinner cruise, 7 p.m., $115, Feb. 14, Argosy Cruises, 1101 Alaskan Way, Seattle; by reservation (206-623-1445 or www.argosycruises.com).
Valentine’s Dinner Cruises
FEB. 14-15 Dinner cruise, Waterways Cruises, 6:30 p.m. Feb. 14, Seattle; 6:30 p.m. Feb. 15, Kirkland; $88-$99 (206-223-2060 or www.waterwayscruises.com).
Using native plants
SAT Choosing native varieties for your yard, 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Master Gardener Demonstration Garden, 15416 S.E. 16th St., Bellevue; free (425-485-5942).
Swanson’s Nursery events
SAT-SUN Seed sowing tips, 10 a.m. Saturday; ornamental tree selection, 11 a.m. Sunday; Swansons Nursery, 9701 15th Ave. N.W., Seattle; free (206-782-2543 or www.swansonsnursery.com).
Snohomish Garden Club Meeting
MON Speaker from Snohomish County Dahlia Society, 7 p.m. Monday, Snohomish Senior Center, 506 Fourth St., Snohomish (www.snohomishgardenclub.com).
Stairway Walks Day
SAT Walkability advocates Feet First host 15 guided neighborhood walks based on Cathy and Jake Jaramillo’s book, “Seattle Stairway Walks: An Up-and-Down Guide to City Neighborhoods.” Saturday at locations in Seattle, Mercer Island, Bellevue, Burien, space limited, sign up online, free (206-652-2310 or feetfirst.org/act/stairway-walks).
East Shore Singles Red Hook Brewery Walk
SAT Singles over 45, 4 mile walk along the Sammamish River trail followed by optional lunch, 11 a.m. Saturday, Redhook Ale Brewery, 14300 N.E. 145th St., Woodinville (www.meetup.com/Eastshore-Singles).
Issaquah Alps Trails Club
SAT Cougar Mountain easy 4-5 mile hike to Wilderness Peak, 9:30 a.m. Saturday; Tiger Mountain Tradition Plateau easy 5 miles to identify trees and shrubs, noon Saturday; Dogs welcome easy 4-6 mile hike, 10 a.m. Feb. 15; water, food, daypack, hiking footwear required, Issaquah Alps Trail Club, 175 Rainier Blvd. S., Issaquah (www.issaquahalps.org).
Northwest Model Hobby Expo
FRI-SUN Vendors, swap meet, hobby clubs, 2-8 p.m. Friday; 9 a.m.-8 p.m. Saturday; 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Sunday, Evergreen State Fairgrounds, 14405 179th Ave. S.E., Monroe; $12/Friday, $10/Saturday, $7/Sunday, $5/military, ages 10 and younger free (www.nwmhe.com).
Redmond Historical Society Meeting
SAT Local resident shares memories of Woodinville in the 1930s and ’40s, 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Old Redmond Schoolhouse Community Center, 16600 N.E. 80th St., Redmond; free (425-885-2919 or www.redmondhistoricalsociety.org).
Model R/C Hydro Show
SAT Display of 50 powered hydroplane models, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Hydroplane and Raceboat Museum, 5917 S. 196th St., Kent; $5 (206-764-9453 or www.thunderboats.ning.com).
Greater Seattle Vintage Paper Postcard and Collectibles Show
SAT-SUN Vendors of old postcards, paper collectibles and ephemera including stamps, vintage Alaska and Yukon artifacts, advertising trade cards, travel brochures, photographs, aviation, auto, railroad, ship, Western Americana, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday, Kent Commons, 525 Fourth Ave. N., Kent; $5 (www.postcardshows.com).
Artifact ID Day
SAT Information from experts on up to three objects per person from the natural and cultural world including Native American, Pacific Island, Asian and Southeast Asian baskets, blankets and cultural artifacts and fossils, rocks, minerals and bones, no appraisals given, 1-3:30 p.m. Saturday, Burke Museum of Natural History and Culture, University of Washington, Seattle; $7.50-$10 (206-543-5590 or www.burkemuseum.org).
SAT Puget Sound Engineering Council displays and information on all aspects of engineering, careers, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Museum of Flight, 9404 E. Marginal Way S., Seattle; free admission not including museum galleries (206-764-5720 or www.museumofflight.org).
Black History Month at NAAM
SUN Family movie, “The Princess and the Frog,” 2 p.m. Sunday; free museum admission, 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Feb. 14; presentation on Charles Mitchell, a slave from Washington State who escaped to Canada, 6:30 p.m. Feb. 15; community conversation “Race and Sexuality: Two Sides of a Double-Edged Coin,” 6 p.m. Feb. 16, registration required; Northwest African American Museum, 2300 S. Massachusetts St., Seattle; $4-$6 (206-518-6000 or www.naamnw.org).
The Glasshouse Valentine’s Day dinner at Chihuly Garden and Glass
FEB. 14 Dinner and wine under the Glasshouse sculpture, 5 p.m. Feb. 14, Chihuly Garden and Glass, Seattle Center, Seattle; $275 (www.chihulygardenandglass.com/valentines-day).
Rembrandt, Van Dyck, Gainsborough: The Treasures of Kenwood House, London
FEB. 14-MAY 19 Old Master paintings, opening Feb. 14, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesdays-Wednesdays, 10 a.m.-9 a.m. Thursdays-Fridays, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturdays-Sundays, Seattle Art Museum, 1300 First Ave., Seattle; $12-$20, ages 12 and younger free (206-654-3100 or www.seattleartmuseum.org).
The Owl & the Woodpecker in Washington
ONGOING Photos from book by photographer Paul Bannick, 1-4 pm. Wednesdays-Sundays, Edmonds Historical Museum, 118 Fifth Ave. N., Edmonds; $2-$5 (425-774-0900 or www.historicedmonds.org).
Karpeles Manuscript Museum
ONGOING “The Adams Family,” manuscripts from John Adams, John Quincy Adams, Abigail Adams, and World War II exhibit, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesdays through Fridays through April 22, Karpeles Manuscript Museum, 407 G St., Tacoma; free (253-383-2575).
Neighbor Appreciation Day events
Fire Station Open Houses
SAT Fire stations open for visitors, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, Waterfront, 925 Alaskan Way; Green Lake, 6846 Oswego Pl. N.E.; Ballard, 1521 N.W. Market St.; Phinney Ridge, 7304 Greenwood Ave. N.; Bitter Lake, 401 N. 130th St.; South Park, 800 S. Cloverdale St.; Mount Baker, 2931 Mount Baker Blvd. S.; West Seattle Junction, 3715 S.W. Alaska St.; West Seattle, 7700 35th Ave. S.W.; High Point, 1514 S.W. Holden St.; University District, 1050 N.E. 50th St.; Hawthorne Hills, 4004 N.E. 55th St.; Queen Anne, 3205 13th Ave. W.; Roanoke, 901 E. Roanoke St.; Capitol Hill, 1300 E. Pine St.; Rainier Valley, 5968 Rainier Ave. S.; Rainier Beach, 9645 Renton Ave. S.; Crown Hill, 8729 15th Ave. N.W.; Lake City, 2806 N.E. 27th St.; Northgate, 1319 N. Northgate Way, Seattle; free (www.seattle.gov/fire).
Hands On Skills Fair
SAT Community members share skills including food preservation, gluten-free and regular baking, basic plumbing and electrical, tool repair, simple bike maintenance, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Ravenna-Eckstein Community Center, 6535 Ravenna Ave. N.E. (206-684-7534); and 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, Meadowbrook Community Center, 10517 35th Ave. N.E., Seattle (206-684-7522); $10/advance, $15/at the door (www.seattle.gov/neighborhoods/neighborday/events.htm).
SAT Help remove invasive species, mulch and plant native plants and trees, 10 a.m. Saturday, West Duwamish Greenbelt, Highland Park Way Southwest and West Marginal, Seattle (www.seattle.gov/neighborhoods/neighborday/events.htm).
Golden Gardens work party
SAT Help clean up and restore the park, 9 a.m. Saturday, Golden Gardens Park, meet at restroom between upper parking lot and dog park, 8498 Seaview Place N.W., Seattle (www.seattle.gov/neighborhoods/neighborday/events.htm).
Neighbor Appreciation Day Swim, Southwest
SAT Refreshments in the lobby, noon-2 p.m., free public swim, 1-2 p.m. Saturday, Southwest Pool, 2801 S.W. Thistle St., Seattle (206-684-7440).
Neighbor Appreciation Day Swim, Ballard
SAT Snacks, prizes, public swim, 12:30-2 p.m. Saturday, Ballard Pool, 1471 N.W. 67th St., Seattle; $2 (206-684-4094).
Wallingford Neighbor Appreciation Day
SAT Activities at Wallingford Center and other local businesses including writing thank-you notes and telling the story of a great neighbor, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, Wallingford Center, 1815 N. 45th St., Seattle (www.seattle.gov/neighborhoods/neighborday/events.htm).
Neighbor Appreciation Day Open House
FEB. 14 Treats, live music, make a card to thank a neighbor, 3:30-5 p.m. Feb. 14, Greenwood Senior Activity Center, 525 N. 85th St., Seattle; by donation (www.seattle.gov/neighborhoods/neighborday/events.htm).
ONGOING Hourlong excursion to experience the team sport, no experience or reservations required, all equipment provided, for ages 18 and older or ages 12 and older with parent; 8 a.m. Saturdays, 3 p.m. Sundays, 6 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays, next to Kenmore Air at 950 Westlake Ave. N., Seattle; free (206-523-4518 or www.seattleflyingdragons.org).
Night at the Beach
FRI Explore the beach by flashlight, 8:30 p.m. Friday, Carkeek Park, 950 N.W. Carkeek Park Road, Seattle; $5, preregister (206-386-4236 or www.seattle.gov/parks).
Nighttime low tide beach walk
FRI Seattle Aquarium staff host walk, wear boots, bring a flashlight, 8:30-10 p.m. Friday, Constellation Park (South Alki Beach), 63rd Avenue Southwest and Beach Drive Southwest, Seattle; free, preregistration encouraged but not required (www.seattleaquarium.org/night-beach-walk).
Low tide at Me Kwa Mooks
FRI-SAT Explore the beach at low tide followed by stories and marshmallow roast around a fire, bring a flashlight, 8:30 p.m. Friday and 9 p.m. Saturday, Me Kwa Mooks Park, 4503 Beach Drive S.W., Seattle; donations welcome (206-228-7920).
SAT Naturalist guided walk to the eagle nest, through old growth forest, along the water, 1 p.m. Saturday, Seward Park Audubon Center, 5902 Lake Washington Blvd. S., Seattle; free (206-652-2444 or www.brownpapertickets.com/event/274475).
Love Dove Super Saturday
SAT Learn what it takes to make a relationship work if you are a bee, bird or flower with games, activities, arts and crafts for all ages, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, Seward Park Audubon Center, 5902 Lake Washington Blvd S., Seattle; free (206-652-2444 or sewardpark.audubon.org).
Adult Enrichment Series
SAT Learn about public lands of the Puget Sound region, 2 p.m. Saturday, Mercer Slough Environmental Education Center, 1625 118th Ave. S.E., Bellevue; free (425-452-2565).
SAT To celebrate Valentine’s Day, astronomer Dave Fong tells tales of love through myths of ancient Greek gods, heroes and creatures depicted in the constellations; if the sky is clear, astronomers will be on hand with telescopes, 7 p.m. Saturday, Edwin E. Ritchie Observatory, Battle Point Park, 11299 Arrow Point Dr. N.E., Bainbridge Island; $2 (206-842-9152 or www.bpastro.org).
Lake Hills Greenbelt Ranger Walk
SAT Guided 1-3 mile tour to learn park history, tour community gardens, discover local wildlife, 2 p.m. Saturday, Lake Hills Greenbelt, 15416 S.E. 16th St., Bellevue; free (425-452-7225).
Mercer Slough Nature Walk
SAT Guided one-mile walk to learn about slough history, plants and animals, 2 p.m. Saturday, Mercer Slough Environmental Education Center, 1625 118th Ave. S.E., Bellevue; free (425-452-2565).
Salamander Love Night
PLAN AHEAD Tour a Long-toed Salamander breeding pond and habitat where salamanders meet mates, lay eggs; 6:30 p.m. Feb. 15, Camp Long, 5200 35th Ave. S.W., Seattle; $15-$10, preregister (206-932-7225).
Crossroads Bellevue 2nd Saturday
SAT Family-friendly kids’ game time 5-7 p.m., Caspar Babypants at the Market Stage, 7 p.m., $1 off entry at WiggleWorks, 5-9 p.m. Saturday, Crossroads Bellevue, 15600 N.E. Eighth St., Bellevue; free (425-644-1111 or www.crossroadsbellevue.com).
Venice is Sinking: A Venetian Masked Carnivale Ball
SAT Masquerade Ball with live music performances and entertainment, 8 p.m. Saturday, Bell Harbor International Conference Center, 2211 Alaskan Way, Seattle; $75-$140 (www.carnivalseattle.com).
SAT 5-mile or 1.5-mile race, solo or as a couple, 8 a.m. Saturday, Point Defiance Park, Tacoma; $25-$45 (www.metroparkstacoma.org/races).
White Center 5K Walk and Run
PLAN AHEAD Proceeds benefit White Center Community Development Association and the YES Foundation, 10 a.m. Feb. 16, White Center Heights Park, Seattle; $25-$30, ages 10 and younger free (206-694-1082 or whitecenter5k.brownpapertickets.com).
Junior Learn to Curl
SUN Age appropriate instruction in curling, equipment provided, 9:30 a.m. Sunday, Granite Curling Club, 1440 N. 128th St., Seattle; $20 (206-293-2394 or curlingseattle.org/juniors).
PLAN AHEAD “You Write the Rules” World Tour exhibition basketball, 2 and 7 p.m. Feb. 16, ShoWare Center, 625 W. James St., Kent; $26-$90 (253-856-6999 or www.harlemglobetrotters.com).
Guided snowshoe walks, Snoqualmie Pass
FRI-SUN Forest Service guided 90 minute, one-mile walk to learn about the winter ecosystem, wildlife, snowshoes provided, no experience necessary; 10 and 11:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. Saturdays-Sundays; half-day hikes, 9 a.m. Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays; Kids in the Snow 90 minute walk to learn about tracking, crawl into a snow-cave, 1 p.m. Saturdays, Snoqualmie Pass; $10/youth, $15/adult donation requested; reservations required (425-434-6111 or www.fs.usda.gov/mbs).
Big Four Ice Cave Snowshoe Walk
SAT Strenuous five-hour snowshoe hike for ages 16 and older, 8:30 a.m. Saturday, Verlot Public Service Center, Granite Falls; by reservation; $20/suggested donation (360-436-1155 or www.fs.usda.gov/mbs).
Snowshoeing, Stevens Pass
SAT-SUN Introductory snowshoeing, learn about local history, the winter ecosystem and wildlife on 90-minute walk, 11:30 a.m. and 2 p.m. Saturdays-Sundays through Feb. 24, reservations recommended, drop-ins welcome; Junior Snow Ranger snowshoeing activity for ages 6-12 to learn about the winter ecosystem and wildlife, 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Saturdays-Sundays, through Feb. 24, reservations required, Skykomish Ranger District Forest Service Guard Station, Hwy. 2, Skykomish; suggested donation $10/youth, $15/adult, (360-677-2233 or www.fs.usda.gov/mbs).
Snowshoe walks, Mt. Baker Ranger District
SUN Snowshoe walk to learn about winter in the national forest, 10 a.m. Sunday, Glacier Public Service Center, Glacier; suggested donation $15/adults, $01/ages 16 and younger; reservations required (360-599-9572).
WED Basics on snowshoeing gear, how to get started, where to go, 7 p.m. Wednesday, REI, 222 Yale Ave. N., Seattle; free, preregister (www.rei.com).
Territorial Voices: Civil War Reader’s Theater
FRI Humanities Washington and the National Archives host 150th anniversary of the Civil War event, interactive theater with historian Lorraine McConaghy, 6 p.m. Friday, National Archives and Records Administration, 6125 Sand Point Way N.E., Seattle; free (www.humanities.org/programs/speakers/current-speakers/lorraine_mcconaghy).
Woodinville Library 20th Anniversary Open House
SAT Birthday cake, door prizes, library history display, 11 a.m.-4 p.m.; Llama Llama costumed storybook character, 11 a.m.-1 p.m.; comedy show, 1:15 p.m. Saturday, Woodinville Library, 17105 Avondale Road N.E., Woodinville; free (425-788-0733 or www.kcls.org/woodinville).
Seattle Public Library Sunday celebration
SUN All Seattle Public Library branches now open 1-5 p.m. Sundays; celebration 2 p.m. Sunday, Fremont Library, 731 N. 35th St., Seattle (206-684-4084 or www.spl.org).
Chocolate & Champagne, One Billion Rising
FEB. 14 Join Global Campaign to stop violence against women and girls with entertainment, film clips, Champagne, chocolates, 5:30 p.m. Feb. 14, The Center for Impact and Innovation, 220 Second Ave. S., Seattle; $15-$20 (wnsf-pacificnw.org).
Historic Seattle Arts & Crafts Film Night
FEB. 14 Films on Arts & Crafts style architecture in California, 7 p.m. Feb. 14, 21, Washington Hall, 153 14th Ave., Seattle; $5-$15 (www.historicseattle.org).
Rick Steves Europe
SAT Information on Mediterranean cruise ports, 9:30 a.m.; European cruising 101, 11 a.m.; Northern European cruise ports, 12:30 p.m. Saturday, Edmonds Theater, 415 Main St., Edmonds; free, preregistration required (425-771-8303 or www.ricksteves.com).
SAT Turkey, Crossroads of Civilization, 10 a.m. Saturday, Savvy Traveler, 112 Fifth Ave. S., Edmonds; free, reservations required (425-744-6076 or www.savvytravelerstore.com).
Burma and Beyond with Willie Weir
TUE Stories and images of bicycle trip in Burma, 7 p.m. Tuesday, REI, 222 Yale Ave. N., Seattle; $10 (www.brownpapertickets.com/event/309775).
Community Cares Day
WED Help remove invasive plants and plant native trees and shrubs, 10 a.m. Wednesday, Golden Gardens Park, 8498 Seaview Place N.W., Seattle; preregister (206-812-0122 or www.mtsgreenway.org/volunteer).
Northwest Yoga Conference
THU-SUN Presentations by 30 local and international yoga teachers, children’s yoga program, workshops for all levels and practices, yoga marketplace, free community yoga classes, 8:15 a.m.-9 p.m. Friday, 7:30 a.m.-9 p.m. Saturday, 9 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Sunday, Lynnwood Convention Center, 3819 196th St. S.W., Lynnwood; $60-$450 (www.nwyogaconference.com).
Repurposed Books Workshop
SAT Use old books for creative projects, bring an old hardback book or choose from supplies provided, 3 p.m. Saturday, Woodinville Library, 17105 Avondale Road N.E., Woodinville; free, no registration (425-788-0733 or www.kcls.org/woodinville).
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