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Photography Exhibit This week is your last chance to see Bellevue photographer Subhankar Banerjee's breathtaking images of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, in an exhibit ("Seasons of Life and Land") that nimbly bridges environmentalism and artistry. Burke Museum, Northeast 45th Street and 17th Avenue Northeast, 206-543-5590, www.burkemuseum.org. $8 ($6.50 seniors, $5 students/youth). 10 a.m.–5 p.m. daily. Through Sat., Dec. 31.
Lockheed Blackbird The Museum of Flight comes to the rescue of stir-crazy families who need a field trip between holidays with "tip-to-tail" tours of the legendary spyplane, which to this day is the fastest piloted jet in the world. 9404 E. Marginal Way S., 206-764-5720, www.museumofflight.org. $7.50–$14 (children 4 and under free). 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Wed., Dec. 28-Sat., Dec. 31.
Conscientious Objector Workshop As the conflict in Iraq continues, learn how to prepare for a draft if you're fundamentally opposed to war. Sponsored by the University District Interfaith Alliance Sanctuary Task Force. University Lutheran Church, 1604 N.E. 50th St., 206-525-7074, www.ulcseattle.org. Free. 7–8:30 p.m. Thurs., Dec. 29.
Critical Mass Seattle joins San Francisco and other eco-conscious cities in this monthly celebration of cycling as an alternative to motorized transportation. Cyclists meet at Westlake Park and ride, en masse, through the streets. Fourth Avenue and Pine Street, www.seattlecriticalmass.org. Free. 5:30 p.m. Fri., Dec. 30.
Walking Meditation Shuffle off your cares during an interfaith ambulatory session at Green Lake. Meet at 7201 E. Green Lake Dr. N., 206-633-0150. Free. 3:30–5:30 p.m. Sat., Dec. 31.
Blood Drive Start the new year on a charitable note by making a donation at REI on Monday, or visit www.psbc.org for a long list of other times and places to give. 222 Yale Ave. N., 800-398-7888, www.psbc.org. Free. 9 a.m.–3 p.m. Mon., Jan. 2.
Nearby History Presents Meet some rising local historians and hear excerpts of their recent work at the Museum of History and Industry. 2700 24th Ave. E., 206-324-1126, www.seattlehistory.org. Free. 7–9 p.m. Thurs., Jan. 5.
Death Penalty/Immigration Forum Local attorneys Todd Maybrown and Lourdes Fuentes speak on these two controversial issues. 1111 Harvard Ave., 206-329-4848, www.seattle.wa.lwv.org. Free. 7:30 p.m. Thurs., Jan. 5.
Effective Communication with Legislators Learn how to express your views to local lawmakers at this workshop hosted by the Evergreen State College. 210 11th Ave. S.W. (Olympia), 360-867-6554, www.evergreen.edu. $85 (proceeds benefit Evergreen's Master of Public Administration Alumni Scholarship Fund). 9 a.m.–noon. Fri., Jan. 6.
Film Screening Set in post–civil war Bosnia, Pjer Zalica's 2003 dark comedy Fuse chronicles a village's efforts to prepare for a visit from President Clinton. Activist Peter Lippman, who has spent over two decades in the former Yugoslavia, will speak, and a discussion will follow the screening. Sponsored by Wallingford Neighbors for Peace & Justice. Keystone Church, 5019 Keystone Pl., 206-632-6021. Free ("donations appreciated"). 7–9:30 p.m. Fri., Jan. 6.
CityClub Forum State Sens. Lisa Brown and Mike Hewitt and Reps. Richard Debolt and Lynn Kessler try to predict next year's big legislative issues. Crowne Plaza, 1113 Sixth Ave., 206-682-7395, www.seattlecityclub.org. $40 ($30 CityClub members). Noon–1:30 p.m. Fri., Jan. 6.