Belles of the Jump Ball

March. 23-29, 2005

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Poster Exhibit “100 Years of Flight Through a Child’s Eyes” is a collection of prize-winning air-show posters designed by children. Museum of Flight, 9404 E. Marginal Way S., 206-764-5700. $14 ($13 seniors, $7.50 youth). 10 a.m.-5 p.m. daily. Through Sun., March 27.

Learning Disability Screenings For people of all ages who show signs of a learning disability. Hope Clinic, 14030 N.E. 24th St. (Bellevue), 425-462-7800. Free. Time by appointment. Wed., March 23.

Community Alliance for Global Justice The local political group meets to discuss the Central American Free Trade Agreement. 606 Maynard Ave. S., 206-405-4600. Free. 6-7:30 p.m. Wed., March 23.

Climb for Clean Air Meeting Learn about the American Lung Association’s annual trip up Mount Rainier. 2625 Third Ave., 800-732-9339. Free. 6:30 p.m. Wed., March 23.

Seattle Weekly PickJerry Fowler The director of the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum’s Committee on Conscience talks about his recent visit to Sudan, where the ongoing genocide has left tens of thousands dead and millions homeless. Temple Beth Am, 2632 N.E. 80th St., 206-525-0915. Free. 7-8:30 p.m. Wed., March 23.

Health Discussion Explore the relationship between the mind and the immune system at Sakya Monastery. 108 N.W. 83rd St., 206-789-2573. $12. 7 p.m. Wed., March 23.

Seattle Weekly PickKeepers of the Culture Town Hall plays host to musicians and storytellers from Croatia, Senegal, Quebec, and other corners of the world. 1119 Eighth Ave., 206-652-4255. $18 ($15 advance). 7:30 p.m. Wed., March 23.

Seattle Weekly PickJoanne Snow-Smith In a lecture and slide show accompanied by the music of the Seattle Choral Company, the University of Washington art professor provides an in-depth look at the restoration of the Sistine Chapel. St. Thomas Episcopal Church, 8398 N.E. 12th St. (Medina), 425-454-9541. Free. 7:30 p.m. Wed., March 23.

Whirligig! Paradise for kids, this yearly festival is populated by face painters, balloon artists, and clowns and packed with pirate-themed rides like Treasure of the Caribbean and the SS Buccaneer. Seattle Center (Center House), 206-684-7200. $6.50 day pass (or $1.25 per ride). 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Mon.-Thurs.; 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Fri.-Sat. Thurs., March 24-Sun., April 17.

Home Restoration Workshop Learn how to thoughtfully modernize your historic abode with help from remodeling professional Rick Sever. Sponsored by Historic Seattle. Good Shepherd Center, 4649 Sunnyside Ave. N. (Room 202), 206-622-6952. $10. 7-8:30 p.m. Thurs., March 24.

Mary Sheedy Kurcinka Having trouble keeping order at home? The author of Kids, Parents, and Power Struggles offers guidance as part of Kirkland Performance Center’s “Tools for Parents” lecture series. 350 Kirkland Ave. (Kirkland), 800-838-3006. $15 ($12 advance). 7-9 p.m. Thurs., March 24.

Seattle Follies In another edition of Town Hall’s political cabaret series, Almost Live! wise guy John Keister leads a pack of merry pranksters featuring Maktub frontman Reggie Watts and Seattle Post-Intelligencer columnist Susan Paynter. 1119 Eighth Ave., 206-652-4255. $18 ($15 advance). 7:30 p.m. Thurs., March 24.

Nonviolent Communication Workshop “Life coach” Moreah Vestan leads this event at Bothell’s Center for Spiritual Living. 18102 102nd Ave. N.E., 425-941-9717. $25 (1/3 of proceeds benefit peace organizations). 7:30-9:30 p.m. Fri., March 25.

Language Lesson ¿Hablas español? Early risers can start learning the language of Cervantes at this introductory session sponsored by Seattle Language Academy. Wide World Books & Maps, 4411A Wallingford Ave. N., 206-634-3453. Free. 9:30 a.m. Sat., March 26.

Habitat Restoration Work Party Pull weeds to help maintain the bird- and fish-friendly habitat at Hamm Creek. 10000 W. Marginal Pl. S., 206-367-7007. Free. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Sat., March 26.

Gardening Workshop Garden designers Glenn Price and Charles Withey share tips on growing plants in the shadier parts of a garden. Swanson’s Nursery, 9701 15th Ave. N.W., 206-782-2543. Free. 11 a.m. Sat., March 26.

Gardening Workshop Join the ranks of accomplished rose cultivators at this City People’s class, taught by “consulting rosarian” Caroline Fredette of the Northwest Rose Society. 2939 E. Madison St., 206-324-0737. Free. 11 a.m.-noon. Sat., March 26.

Family Fun Workshop Turn theory into practice: First examine the Museum of Flight’s new exhibit on the history of kites, then make one of your own. 9404 E. Marginal Way S., 206-764-5700. $14 ($13 seniors, $7.50 youth). 11:15 a.m. and 1:15 p.m. Sat., March 26-Sun., March 27.

Spring Beer Festival Bocks, lagers, and countless other local, domestic, and imported brews. Seattle Center (Fisher Pavilion), 206-684-7200. $20 (includes six tastes; $7 for nondrinkers). 5-10 p.m. Fri., March 25. 1-10 p.m. Sat., March 26.

Seattle Weekly PickQueens of the Hardwood You might see the next Sue Bird in action at this all-female all-star game featuring the rising royalty of local high-school roundball. The halftime show, performed by the Garfield High School drumline and dance team, should be worth the price of admission on its own. Garfield High School, 400 23rd Ave., 206-984-6286. $5. 3 p.m. Sat., March 26.

Inaugural Party Radical Women celebrates the arrival of new organizer Christina Lopez with a Mexican buffet, salsa dancing, and other festivities. New Freeway Hall, 5018 Rainier Ave. S., 206-722-6057. $10 (sliding scale available). 7 p.m. Sat., March 26.

Seattle Weekly PickMystery of the Basques The Museum of the Mysteries hosts an evening of wit and wisdom from Spain’s Basque Country; the featured guest is Toni Sabarots of the Seattle Basque Club. 623 Broadway Ave. E., 206-328-6499. $5. 7-9 p.m. Sat., March 26.

Old Bike Swap Meet Bring yours in, check out others’. And yes, “old” means antique, not the bike you bought last summer and never ride anymore. Kent National Guard Armory, 24410 Military Rd. (Kent), 206-783-2850. Free. 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Sun., March 27.

Easter Service A nondenominational service for “people of all religious faiths and cultural backgrounds” that just happens to take place on Easter, led by Rev. Kathianne Lewis of the Center for Spiritual Living. Benaroya Hall, 200 University St., 206-527-8801. Free. 10:30 a.m. Sun., March 27.

Gardening Lecture Conservation expert David McDonald recommends effective watering, composting, and pest-control methods. Chittenden Locks Visitor Center, 3015 N.W. 54th St., 206-382-7007. Free. 6:30-8 p.m. Sun., March 27.

Learning Disability Screenings For people of all ages who show signs of a learning disability. Hope Clinic, 14030 N.E. 24th St. (Bellevue), 425-462-7800. Free. Time by appointment. Mon., March 28 and Wed., March 30.

Organizing Workshop “Clutter coach” and personal organizer Anne Quigg explains how to make the most of small spaces, like your desk at work. Pharmaca Integrative Pharmacy, 4130 E. Madison St., 206-324-0701. Free. 5:45-6:45 p.m. Mon., March 28.

Dharma Social Club Sakya Monastery hosts this philosophical discussion group, which addresses love, anger, compassion, and other key issues from a Buddhist perspective (though all faiths are welcome). 108 N.W. 83rd St., 206-789-2573. Free. 7:30 p.m. Mon., March 28.

“Green Building” Lecture Series The series, sponsored by Seattle Public Utilities and the Northwest EcoBuilding Guild, continues with a talk titled “Attainable Sustainable: Cost-Effective Green Design.” Central Library, 1000 Fourth Ave., 206-386-4636. Free. 6-7:30 p.m. Tues., March 29.

Seattle Weekly PickRoya Hakakian The author (Journey From the Land of No) and erstwhile 60 Minutes producer talks about the political relationship between the U.S. and her native Iran. Sponsored by the World Affairs Council. UW Kane Hall (Room 110), 206-441-5910. $10 ($5 WAC members). 7 p.m. Tues., March 29.

Travel Slide show Travel guide Sandra Brown presents an audiovisual introduction to the Himalayan land of Bhutan, home to prayer flags, dense pine forests, and secluded monasteries. Wide World Books & Maps, 4411A Wallingford Ave. N., 206-634-3453. Free. 7 p.m. Tues., March 29.

Boat Show Avid seafarers flock to this annual expo to peruse fishing crafts, cruisers, canoes, kayaks, and even dinghies. Tacoma Dome, 272 East D Street, 253-756-2121. $9 ($7 seniors on weekdays; $5 children 6 to 16). 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Wed., March 30-Thurs., March 31. 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Fri., April 1-Sat., April 2. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sun., April 3.

Seattle Weekly PickDavid Nicandri The director of the Washington State Historical Society shows and talks about drawings by Gustav Sohon, who visually chronicled the Isaac Stevens Treaty Tour in the 1850s. Stevens, then the governor of the newly minted Washington Territory, led the tour as part of a 10-treaty negotiation between the U.S. and Indian leaders. State Capital Museum, 211 21st Ave. S.W. (Olympia), 360-753-2580. $75 (includes hors d’oeuvres and dinner). 5:30 p.m. Wed., March 30.

Home Buying Seminar Mortgage consultant Jayson Cottam of Greenlake Financial explains how to stop throwing money away on rent and invest in a condo or house. Greenwood Library, 8016 Greenwood Ave. N., 206-371-5263. Free. 6-8 p.m. Wed., March 30.

Nature Workshop “Was That a Rat in My Tree?” If so, this week’s Carkeek Park class will teach you what to do about it. Carkeek Park Environmental Learning Center, 950 N.W. Carkeek Park Rd., 206-684-0877. Free. 7-9 p.m. Wed., March 30.

Puget Sound Georgia Basin Research Conference Literally hundreds of scientists and scholars converge on the Washington Convention and Trade Center for this environmental confab. The Wednesday evening forum, led by a panel of researchers and policymakers, is open to the public. 800 Convention Pl., 206-694-5000. Free. 7-9 p.m. Wed., March 30.