Community calendar: Last weekend for Andrew Wyeth at SAM; MOHAI Community Day; Georgetown Steam Plant Open House

2018-01-11 | The Seattle Times

Jan. 10--Animal events

Skagit Eagle Festival

SAT-SUN Information, vendors, souvenirs, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturdays, Skagit Eagle Festival Information Station, 45821 Railroad Ave., Concrete; Eagle Watcher Stations with volunteers, binoculars, spotting scopes, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturdays-Sundays at three locations, Howard Miller Steelhead Park, Rockport; Sutter Creek at Highway 20 Milepost 100; and Marblemount Fish Hatchery, Marblemount; special events include Native American History, Storytelling, Music, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, Marblemount Community Hall, 60055 State Route 20, Marblemount (360-873-2323); (360-853-8784 or /

Skagit River Bald Eagle Interpretive Center

SAT-SUN Information about the bald eagles that migrate to the Skagit River area in the winter, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturdays-Sundays in January, with guided hikes at 11 a.m. Saturdays-Sundays and speakers at 1 p.m. most Saturdays, Howard Miller Steelhead Park, 52809 Rockport Park Road, State Route 20, Rockport (360-853-7626 or

Winter Dog Shows

SAT-MON AKC All Breed Conformation, Obedience Trials, Junior Showmanship and Rally by Puyallup Valley Dog Fanciers Saturday, Gig Harbor Kennel Cub Sunday and Tacoma Kennel Club on Monday, with specialty events by six breed clubs, more than 2,000 dogs a day of 160 breeds, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday-Monday, Washington State Fair Events Center, 110 Ninth Ave. S.W., Puyallup; free (

All About Beavers

PLAN AHEAD Presentation on beavers ponds, movie "Beavers," 7 p.m. Jan. 19, Northwest Stream Center, 600 128th St. S.E., McCollum Park, Everett; $7, reservations by phone required (425-316-8592 or


The Sirens Of Seattle Inaugural Breakfast Fundraiser For Puerto Rico

JAN. 18 Society dedicated to empowering women leaders in business power breakfast; proceeds from launch event donated to Bethenny Frankel's B Strong program for Puerto Rican women and their families in crisis, 7:30 a.m. Jan. 18, Columbia Tower Club, 701 Fifth Ave., Seattle; $150 (


Country, Swing, and a Little Everything

FRI Dance lesson, 7 p.m., country two-step, swing, line and ballroom dancing with DJ for ages 18 and older, 8 p.m. Friday, Rockin' Horse Dance Barn, 11820 150th Ave. S.E., Renton; $10-$12 (425-255-9211 or

Commodore's Ball

SAT Seattle Singles Yacht Club thanks 2017 Commodore and Board and welcomes 2018 Commodore and Board at dance open to all ages 21+, festive attire encouraged; no-host happy hour, 6:30 p.m., optional dinner 7 p.m., dance to a variety of music with DJ, 8:30 p.m. Saturday, Ballard Elks Club, 6411 Seaview Ave. N.W., Seattle; $50/all by reservation or $20/dance only at the door after 8:30 p.m. (

Dancing in the Park

SAT Dance class, 7:30 p.m., dance party, 8:30 p.m. Saturday, DanceSport International Studio, 6344 N.E. 74th St., Seattle; $12 (

Sno-King International Folk Dance Club Birthday Party

SAT Dances from many lands with live music of Folk Voice Band, couple, no-partner, and set dances, birthday cake, costumes encouraged, 7 p.m. Saturday, Cedar Valley Grange, 20526 52nd Ave. W., Lynnwood; $7 (206-524-7360 or

Left Foot Boogie Dance

SAT Dance lesson, 7:30 p.m., swing, waltz, salsa and rumba dance to a variety of music, snack potluck, 8 p.m. Saturday, Bothell Sons of Norway, 23905 Bothell-Everett Highway, Bothell; $15 (

Pacific Ballroom Dance

SAT Dance lesson, 7 p.m., dance to a variety of ballroom music with DJ, 8 p.m. Saturday, Pacific Ballroom Dance, 1604 15th St. S.W., #109, Auburn; $10 (

Northwest Western Swing Socitey

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 (

Dance classes

WED Six-week dance classes for all ages, no partner needed, beginning East Coast swing, 7 p.m., beginning Viennese Waltz, 8:15 p.m. Wednesday, West Seattle Senior Center, 4217 S.W. Oregon St., Seattle; $50/each 6-week series (206-932-4044, ext. 1).

Burns Night

PLAN AHEAD Celebrate Scotland and its best-loved poet, Robert Burns, at all-ages evening of piping, song, food, Scottish country dancing to live music, 7 p.m. Jan. 20, Congregational Church of Mercer Island, 4545 Island Crest Way, Mercer Island; $15, ages 12 and younger free (

Food events

Book Larder events

MON Authors Molly Gore and Lisa Vega discuss "Making Chocolate," 6:30 p.m. Monday, Book Larder, 4252 Fremont Ave. N., Seattle; free, preregister (206-397-4271 or


Swansons Nursery events

SAT-SUN How to prune Japanese Maples, 10 a.m. Saturday; tips and tricks to grow houseplants, 11 a.m. Sunday, Swansons Nursery, 9701 15th Ave. N.W., Seattle (206-782-2543 or

Houseplant Month

SAT-SUN Bring in houseplants for free repotting, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. weekends through January; West Seattle Nursery, 5275 California Ave. S.W., Seattle (206-935-9276 or

Sky Nursery events

SAT-SUN How to care for orchids and encourage reblooming, 11 a.m. Saturday; basic bonsai care, 1 p.m. Sunday, Sky Nursery, 18528 Aurora Ave. N., Shoreline; free (206-546-4851 or

Bouquet Banque Cyclamen open house

SAT-SUN Thousands of hardy cyclamen for sale, most in full bloom, basketry studio, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, Bouquet Banque Nursery, 8220 State Ave., Marysville (423-215-2693 or

"The Flora in Seattle in 1850"

WED Lecture by Ray Larson, Curator of Living Collections at UW Botanic Gardens, on plant species and landscapes before urbanization, 7 p.m. Wednesday, Bellevue Botanical Garden, 12001 Main St., Bellevue; $15 (425-452-2750 or


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. Sundays through March 11, Cedar River Watershed Education Center, 19901 Cedar Falls Road S.E., North Bend; free, preregister (


Rustycon Science Fiction and Fantasy Convention

FRI-SUN Panels and workshops on writing, art, costuming, movies, TV, history, gaming, science, space exploration, new technology, gaming; vendors, dance, speakers; hours vary Friday-Sunday, Seattle Marriott Sea-Tac Airport, 3201 S. 176th St., SeaTac; prices vary (

Star Parties

PLAN AHEAD Seattle Astronomical Society hosts telescopes to look at the night sky; cloudy conditions cancel, check website for updates; 6 p.m. Jan. 19, Covington Community Park, Covington; 6 p.m. Jan. 20, Green Lake Park, Seattle; Paramount Park, Shoreline; and Green River Natural Resource Area, Kent (

Holiday events

Bellevue Ice Skating Arena

THRU JAN. 15 Outdoor ice skating rink, food concessions, 3-9 p.m. Jan. 11; 3-11 p.m. Friday; 11 a.m.-11 p.m. Saturday-Sunday; 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Monday; Bellevue Downtown Park, 10201 N.E. Fourth St., Bellevue; $10-$14 including skate rental; $9/with your own skates (

Christmas tree composting, Seattle

THRU JAN. 31 Free composting of holiday trees, wreaths and greens, all ornaments removed, cut to 4-foot or shorter lengths bundled with twine, next to yard waste cart on your collection day, or at transfer station, 8 ft. tree or less, up to 3 trees per vehicle, through Jan. 31, North Transfer Station, 1350 N. 34th St., and South Transfer Station, 130 S. Kenyon St., Seattle (

Martin Luther King Jr. holiday events Seattle Colleges Community Celebration of Martin Luther King, Jr.

FRI Seattle Colleges 45th annual MLK Day celebration with theme "Nonviolence in a Violent World," gospel music by DaNell Daymon and Greater Works, keynote speaker Ijeoma Oluo, author of "So You Want to Talk About Race," emcee Essex Porter; noon Friday, Mount Zion Baptist Church, 1634 19th Ave., Seattle (

Youth-organized March to Honor Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

SAT Seattle Parks and Recreation hosts youth-organized march to honor Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., theme "End poverty! Build equity!" with speakers, march to Rainier Community Center, celebration of contributions of youth to keep King's dream alive, workshops, games, music, food, 11 a.m. Saturday, Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Park, 2200 Martin Luther King Jr. Way, Seattle (206-551-7316 or

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Human Rights Conference, Bellingham

SAT Keynote speaker, skill-building workshops for children, youth and adults, information, food vendors, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Whatcom Community College, 237 W. Kellogg Road, Bellingham; free (

Martin Luther King Weekend Blues Vespers

SUN Music by Kim Archer and Dean Reichert, Interfaith Amigos Iman Jamal Rahman, Rabbi Ted Falcon and Pastor Dave Brown each reflect on a favorite MLK quote, 5 p.m. Sunday, Interfaith Community Church, 1763 N.W. 62nd St., Seattle; free donations for musicians collected (253-951-9870).

Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Prayer Breakfast

MON Honoring Dr. King 50 years after his assassination, uniting corporate, business, nonprofit, church communities and all to celebrate the spiritual legacy of Dr. King and his work in justice, and to recognize community, corporate and business members furthering justice and reconciliation; keynote speaker Father Stephen V. Sundborg, president of Seattle University; proceeds support the education of young, emerging local leaders; 7-8:30 a.m. Monday, The Westin Seattle; $30-$50, by reservation (

MLK Seattle Celebration

MON "Take A Knee For Justice" theme inspired by athletes taking a public stand to highlight racial injustice; opportunity fair, 8:30-11:30 a.m.; workshops for all ages, 9:30-10:50 a.m.; rally, 11 a.m., march 12:30 p.m. Jan. 15, Garfield High School, 400 23rd Ave., Seattle (

MLK Jr. Celebration at NAAM

MON Open house to celebrate the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr., see films about the civil-rights movement, recordings of speeches by King, art activities, for all ages, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday, Northwest African American Museum, 2300 S. Massachusetts St., Seattle (206-518-6000 or

MLK Jr. Day of Service, United Way of King County

MON Sign up for a variety of service projects (

National MLK Jr. Day of Service

MON Sign up for events online by city or Zip code (

Points of Light National MLK Jr. Day of Service

MON Find events in your community (

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, Seattle Children's Museum

MON Special programs emphasize collaboration, social justice, diversity and equity, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday, Seattle Children's Museum, Seattle Center Armory, Seattle; $10.50-$11.50 (206-441-1768 or

Crossroads Dr. Martin Luther King Celebration and Health Fair

MON Talks by guest speakers and community leaders, entertainment and performances to honor Dr. King's work, health fair with health-related community resources, health screenings, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Monday, Crossroads Bellevue, 15600 N.E. Eighth St., Bellevue (425-452-7886 or

MLK Unity Breakfast, Tacoma

MON Honoring the legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr., focusing on activism and inspiring young people, with keynote speaker Roslyn Brock, chairman emeritus of the NAACP National Board of Directors; 8-10:30 a.m. Monday, University Y Student Center, 1710 Market St., Tacoma; $10-$20 (

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day Celebration, Washington State History Museum

MON Celebration of King's legacy with a performance from the Broadway Center, "11 Days in the Life of Dr. King" educational, musical performance for all ages, 2 p.m. Jan. 15, Washington State History Museum, 1911 Pacific Ave., Tacoma; free (253-272-3500 or

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration, Tacoma

MON Speakers, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Community Service Award; Community Outreach Fair 10-11 a.m., program 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Jan. 15, Tacoma Convention Center, 1500 Commerce St., Tacoma (

March for MLK, Tacoma

MON Meet for refreshments and conversation, 9 a.m. Monday, Bates Technical College, 11th Street and Yak Avenue, Tacoma; march to city of Tacoma event, 10 a.m., with shuttle to return to campus (253-680-7000 or

Martin Luther King, Jr., Day of Caring, Tacoma

MON Help remove invasives and restore habitat, bring work gloves, tools provided, 9 a.m.-noon Monday, Point Defiance, Franklin and Titlow Parks, Tacoma (

Martin Luther King, Jr. Week, Highline College

TUE-JAN. 19 Speakers and performers explore "50 Years Later: Dreams vs. Reality, " America 50 years after the assassination of Dr. King; keynote address by Aaron Reader, Renton Technical College dean of students, 10 a.m., lecture by Cecile Hansen, chair of the Duwamish Tribe, 1:30 p.m. Jan. 16; lecture by theologian PK Thompson, 11 a.m., lecture by Dr. Benjamin Gonzalez, 1:30 p.m., "The Right to Dream" Living Voices performance, 6 p.m. Jan. 17; lecture by Dr. Shon Meckfessel, 1:30 p.m. Jan. 18; lecture by Robert Britten, 10 a.m., workshop 2-4 p.m. Jan. 19, Highline College, 2400 S. 240th St., Des Moines; free (

Museum events

Northwest Seaport Chantey Sing

FRI Sea Chanteys and other songs celebrate our connections to the sea and sailors, easy to learn and sing, 8 p.m. Friday, Virginia V Steamer, 860 Terry Ave. N., Suite 223, Seattle; free (

"Andrew Wyeth: In Retrospect"

THRU JAN. 15 Special exhibit ends Monday; extended hours, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Saturday-Monday, Seattle Art Museum, 1300 First Ave., Seattle; $14.95-$24.95/including special exhibit; ages 12 and younger free (206-654-3100 or

Bellevue Arts Museum events

FRI-SAT Artist talk, Walter McConnell discusses the creation of "Itinerant Edens: A Measure of Disorder," 6:30-8 p.m. Friday, $5; Panel Talk: Searching for Home in the Pacific Northwest, discussion of how the refugee crisis and immigration has influenced local culture, 2:30-4 p.m. Saturday, $5; Making Our Mark Artist Discussion Series: Emerging Artists, 6:30 p.m. Jan. 18, $5; Bellevue Arts Museum, 510 Bellevue Way N.E., Bellevue (425-519-0770 or

MOHAI Family and Community Day

SAT Celebration of creativity and ingenuity of our community, music, craft activities and more for all ages, inspired by "Seattle on the Spot: The Photographs of Al Smith," 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, Museum of History Industry (MOHAI), 860 Terry Ave. N., Seattle; $13.95-$19.95, ages 14 and younger free (206-324-1126 or

"Everyday Black" Opening Reception

SAT Music, discussion, food and beverages to celebrate the opening of new exhibit by local photographers Jessica Rycheal and Zorn B. Taylor to explore the intersections and identities held within blackness, 6 p.m. Saturday, Northwest African American Museum, 2300 S. Massachusetts St., Seattle; free (206-518-6000 or

Curiosity Days: On The Move

SAT-MON The history and future of transportation, science and transportation exhibits and activities, featuring the 44th Model Railroad Show with museum displays, train layouts, model railroad clubs; Jupiter and Its Moons Planetarium Show, "Rocky Mountain Express" in IMAX, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday-Monday, Pacific Science Center, 200 Second Ave. N, Seattle; $11.95-$21.95, additional charge for IMAX movies (206-443-2001 or

History Cafe: Preserving Neighborhood Stories through Oral History

WED History and recent transformation of Seattle's Central District neighborhood; stories from two oral history projects to preserve this legacy and influence our city's future, 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Museum of History Industry (MOHAI), 860 Terry Ave. N., Seattle; free (206-324-1126 or

Great Hall of Washington History

JAN. 18 Public opening and reception for newly renovated Great Hall of Washington History with performance of Northwest Passages by Living Voices, multimedia live performance explores the booming Northwest at the turn of the century and the experiences of a young Swedish immigrant to Washington, 5 p.m.; remarks from dignitaries including Gov. Jay Inslee, ribbon cutting for newly renovated Great Hall galleries, 6 p.m. Jan. 18, Washington State History Museum, 1911 Pacific Ave., Tacoma; free (

Museum of Flight

ONGOING Collections in five buildings including 160 historically significant airplanes and spacecraft, the original Boeing Company, full-scale NASA Space Shuttle Trainer; 10 a.m.-5 p.m. daily, Museum of Flight, 9404 E. Marginal Way S., Seattle; $13-$23 (206-764-5720 or

Museum of Pop Culture (MoPOP)

ONGOING Exhibits include "Bowie by Mick Rock," "Star Trek: Exploring New Worlds," "The Jim Henson Exhibition: Imagination Unlimited," "Wild Blue Angel: Hendrix Abroad 1966-1970," "Infinite Worlds of Science Fiction," "Scared to Death: The Thrill of Horror Film," 10 a.m.-5 p.m. daily, Museum of Pop Culture (MoPOP), 325 Fifth Ave. N., Seattle; $17-$33 (206-770-2700 or

"Suffer For Beauty: Women's History Revealed Through Undergarments"

ONGOING Costume, undergarments and historic images, a reprise of popular 1994 and 2009 exhibits with new elements including 1960s and 1970s fashion, noon-4 p.m. Wednesdays-Sundays, White River Valley Museum, 918 H St. S.E., Auburn; $2-$5 (253-288-7433 or

Park events

Mount Rainier Winter Recreation

FRI-MON Ranger-guided 1.8 mile snowshoe walks for ages 8 and older, 11 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. Saturdays-Sundays and Monday holidays, limited to 25 people, sign up an hour before each walk, bring your own snowshoes or rent for $5; Jackson Park Visitor Center at Paradise, Mount Rainier National Park, 39000 State Route 706 E., Ashford; $25/vehicle park entrance; all vehicles required to carry tire chains when traveling in the park (360-569-2211 or /

National Parks/State Parks free entrance days

MON National Parks free admission days; Martin Luther King Jr. Day Jan. 15 (, and Washington State Parks (


Maldives Duo

FRI Performance, includes wine and snacks, 7 p.m. Friday, The Lodges on Vashon, 17205 Vashon Highway S.W., Vashon; $23 (

Saturday Family Concert

SAT Jazz favorites and new compositions with the Johnaye Kendrick Quartet, 11 a.m. Saturday, Phinney Center, 6532 Phinney Ave. N., Seattle; $5, free for kids (

Ladies Musical Club

SUN Operatic performances ranging from the Baroque era to a Gluck Reform opera, 3 p.m. Sunday, West Seattle Branch Library, 2306 42nd Ave. S.W., Seattle; free (206-684-7444 or


Oddmall Emporium of Wierd

SAT-SUN Craft show of unusual creations by Northwest artists, authors, illustrators, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, Evergreen State Fairgrounds, 14405 179th Ave. S.E., Monroe (360-805-6700 or

Snow sports

Leavenworth Snowshoeing + Wine Tasting

SAT Guided snowshoeing excursion, lunch, self-guided wine tasting, bus transportation from Seattle or Bellevue, Saturdays through March, 9 a.m. Saturday, Sound Excursions, Seattle; $125 (206-486-6002 or /

Special interest

Seattle Wedding Show

SAT-SUN Hundreds of wedding-related vendors including gown sale, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, 10:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday; fashion shows with contemporary and classic wedding gowns, tuxedos, bridesmaid and mother-of-the-bride dresses, 11:30 a.m., 1:30 and 3:30 p.m. Saturday, 12:30 and 3:30 p.m. Sunday; Washington State Convention Center, 800 Convention Place, Seattle; $18/advance, $20/day of show, ages 11 and younger free (

Meet a Muslim

JAN. 18-20 Community programs to educate people about culture and lives of American Muslims; events include dinner, Indo Cafe, Seattle, $32; free event, 2-4 p.m. Jan. 20, Muslim Association of Puget Sound, 17550 N.E. 67th Court, Redmond (206-372-4405 or


Georgetown Steam Plant Open House

SAT Advisory Committee presents recommendations on future restoration, use and management of the 110-year-old National Historic Landmark owned by Seattle City Light, noon; plant open 10 a.m.-2 p.m., tours at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. Saturday, Georgetown Steam Plant, 6605 13th Ave. S., Seattle; free, use website for driving directions, GPS or Google Maps not accurate (


Getting to Know your Boundaries Life Lessons

SAT Workshop with Sarri Gilman, author of "Transform Your Boundaries," 11 a.m. Saturday, East West Bookshop, 6407 12th Ave. N.E., Seattle; $40 (206-523-3726 or

Limmud Seattle

SAT-SUN Festival of Jewish culture, creativity and learning for all people, regardless of level of Jewish knowledge and practice, to learn and share ideas, subjects, art, music, food, social action, the environment, history workshops, performances, panel discussions; 6:30-11 p.m. Saturday, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Sunday, Shoreline Center, 18560 First Ave. N.E., Shoreline; $36-$72 (

Madeline McKenzie