Community calendar: Holiday events and bazaars; free museum days

A detailed, categorized calendar of events all over Seattle and Western Washington, Dec. 1-7, 2017.

Animal events

Swans/Snow Geese of the Skagit

SAT Wildlife biologist discusses trumpeter and tundra swans and the Skagit Valley’s best places to view them, 1 p.m. Saturday; learn about snow geese that migrate to the Skagit Valley, 1 p.m. Dec. 9, Christianson’s Nursery, 15806 Best Road, Mount Vernon; $8, reservations required, space limited (360-466-3821 or

Pioneer Square Howlidays

PLAN AHEAD Entertainment, activities and treats for dogs and people, dog costume contest, dog park, “Barket Market” vendors, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Dec. 9, Occidental Square, Seattle (

Seattle Humane Grand Opening

PLAN AHEAD Ribbon cutting ceremony, music, tours, kids’ craft activities, kitten obstacle course, 10:45 a.m.-5 p.m. Dec. 9, Seattle Humane, 13212 S.E. Eastgate Way, Bellevue (


Giving Marketplace

FRI-SAT Socially-conscious gifts that support causes, activities for all ages, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday-Saturday, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Visitor Center, 440 Fifth Ave. N., Seattle; free (206-709-3100 or

Queen Anne Vintage Holiday Market

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FRI-SAT Unique items, fundraiser for Seattle Parks and Recreation programs for kids; 4-8 p.m. Friday, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Queen Anne Community Center, 1901 First Ave. W., Seattle (206-386-4240 or

Bellevue Hilltop Holiday Craft Show

FRI-SAT Shop crafts by 60 local artists, 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Nov. 29-Friday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, Northwest Arts Center, 9825 N.E. 24th St., Bellevue (

Bainbridge Island Winter Studio Tour

FRI-SUN Arts and crafts by 50 artists in seven studios and community halls, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday-Sunday, Bainbridge Island (206-842-0504 or

Gifts & Greens Galore Arboretum Holiday Sale

SAT Nature-inspired gifts including fresh greens, wreaths, garden and home décor, jewelry, holiday cards, gardening books; proceeds benefit the Arboretum, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, Graham Visitor Center, 2300 Arboretum Dr. East, Seattle (206-325-4510 or

Holiday Gift Bazaar

SAT Crafts by local vendors, raffle, food and beverages available, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, Lakewood Seward Park Community…

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