Erika's weekend picks: family dance, adventure hike, Shi Shi Mai New Year's blessing & more



Come watch the traditional Japanese lion dance at Wing Luke Museum today to usher in the New Year.

Shi Shi Mai New Year's Blessing, Wing Luke Museum, Sat 11-11:30. Come watch the traditional Japanese lion dance as you usher in the New Year. The lion will 'bite' guests to bless them and give out oranges and mochi. The ceremony is free. Museum galleries included with admission. $14.95, $11.95 seniors, $10.95 teens and students with ID, $9.95 ages 5-12, free ages 4 and younger.wingluke.org/

 
New Year's Restoration Resolution, Discovery Park, Sat 1-4. FREE. Resolve to give back to the environment this year and start by clearing brush and planting trees this Saturday. All supplies and instructions will be provided. Be sure to dress for the weather. http://www.seattle.gov/parks/environment/brochures/ELC_programs.pdf
 
WildLights, Sat/Sun 5:30-8:30 Woodland Park Zoo. It's closing weekend for the fabulous light displays at the zoo. Come be dazzled one final time this holiday season by animals and places made from thousands of LED lights. $9.95, $6.95 ages 3-12, free ages 2 and younger. Entry at West gate only. zoo.org
 
Seattle Family Dance, Sun 3-5. Phinney Neighborhood Center. Fun, folk dancing for kids 9 and younger and their adults. Toe tapping tunes from a live band and caller. $7. $20 max per family, PNA member discounts.seattledance.org
 
Adventure Hike, Sun 1:30-3:30 Cedar River Watershed Education Center. FREE. Explore the trail around Rattlesnake and Christmas Lakes and try to find signs of wildlife. Wear good walking shoes, dress in layers and byo water and snacks. Pre-register. No strollers or dogs, please. http://www.seattle.gov/util/EnvironmentConservation/OurWatersheds/CedarRiverWatershed/ProgramsTours/index.htm
 
Get Crafty Saturdays! Bellevue Arts Museum, Sat 1-3. Ages 4-10 can work on their own personal Creative Calendars this weekend, just in time for the New Year! Supplies are limited, so first come first served. $4 material fee per child. Admission required for the museum. $10, $8 students and seniors, free ages 5 and younger. $25 family. bellevuearts.org