Family fun calendar

Events

Alpaca Herdsire Review, Pen Sale and Fiber Market: When you gaze into the big moist eyes of an alpaca you might actually fall in love; these alpacas are at the Evergreen Fairgrounds to steal your heart during The Alpaca Association of Western Washington’s second annual Valentine’s weekend Herdsire Review. In attendance will be alpaca herdsires available for breeding and there will also be an Alpaca Pen Sale and Fiber Market so that the public can see and buy alpaca products as well as alpacas; the event is 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at the Evergreen State Fairgrounds, 14405 179th Ave. SE, Monroe. Admission is free to the public. For more information go to www.alpacawa.org or call 206-510-0434.

Vietnamese Lunar New Year: The culture of Vietnam comes alive through music and dance performances, hands-on activities, food, martial arts demonstrations and crafts; 10:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Sunday, Seattle Center Armory and Fisher Pavilion, 305 Harrison St., Seattle. Free. For more information, go to tetinseattle.org. To learn more about Seattle Center Festal go to www.seattlecenter.com or call 206-684-7200.

Exhibits

“Plastics Unwrapped”: The Burke Museum explores the impact of plastics on people and the planet, from life before plastics to the effects of plastics on our health and the environment today; runs through May 27 at the Burke Museum, on the University of Washington campus, at the corner of NE 45th Street and 17th Avenue NE. Admission: $10 general, $8 senior, $7.50 student/ youth. Admission is free to children four and under, Burke members, UW students, faculty, and staff. Admission is free to the public on the first Thursday of each month. Call 206-543-5590 or visit www.burkemuseum.org.

Professor Wellbody’s Academy of Health &Wellness. Pacific Science Center’s new exhibit, presents the benefits of being healthy in an interactive way with hands-on inventions, gadgets and activities; Pacific Science Center, 200 Second Ave. N, Seattle. Admission is $27.50, $24.50, $16.50 and $15.50. Call 206-443-2001, www.pacificsciencecenter.org.

Theater

“Dot and Ziggy”: An introduction to interactive theater for little ones because Dot &Ziggy, a ladybug and a skunk, need their young audience to offer some tips on sharing; runs at various times through Feb. 24, Seattle Children’s Theatre, 201 Thomas St., Seattle; Tickets are $20. Call 206-441.3322 or visit www.sct.org. Discounts for groups of 10 or more are available by calling the Group Sales Office at 206- 859.4054. For newborns through age 4.

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