Sailors share their stories at She Tells Sea Tales, plus other fun things to do around Seattle

What happens March 4-10?

March is Women’s History Month, and if you’re looking for a way to celebrate, check out She tells sea storiesan event that elevates the voices of underrepresented women in the maritime industry and offers insight into their lives.

She Tells Sea Tales began in 2014 and is one of the most popular events at the Northwest Maritime Center in Port Townsend. “This is one of those events that would sell out in a single day,” said Barb Trailer, events director for the Northwest Maritime Center.

Six female sailors will share their stories and experiences – some funny, some moving – to an audience of young adults, parents and fellow sailors.

“Women have spoken of being on fishing boats and adventures and maybe even mishaps like accidents at sea, but they don’t sidestep the reality which could be gender diversity or mistreatment – even if that’s not a goal, this is the place to speak your truth,” Trailer said.

Speakers this year are Ginny Wilson, shipwright and custom joiner; Lara Edgeland, artist, scientist and tall ship navigator; Susan Brittain, transgender sailor and captain; Meegan Corcoran, marine biologist; and Savannah Smith and Ebony Welborn, co-founders of Seattle environmental advocacy group Sea Potential.

With this year’s virtual format and no attendance limit, She Tells Sea Tales hopes to unite women of all waters. “We have people coming from all over the world,” Trailer said.

“People bring their kids to this event and want to attend to inspire them to pursue their dreams. One thing that I find really important is to see women stand up and say, “Yes, it was difficult to get a position as a tall ship captain, but I did it, and I traveled around the world,” to shatter that glass ceiling of what they might think is possible,” Trailer said, adding that the event also exposes young adults to “jobs they don’t even know exist. “.

She Tells Sea Tales is not only an event that aims to inspire girls and young women and raise awareness of gender inequalities in the maritime industry, but also a fundraiser for women’s forward programming at the nautical center . This year, every donation made to She Tells Sea Tales through March 14 will be matched, up to $10,000.

She Tells Sea Tales takes place at 6 p.m. on Saturday, March 5. Attendees will be able to watch the show live on Zoom, and a replay of the show will be available from March 8-14. Find more information and buy tickets ($22) at:

What else is going on

Here are some other events taking place March 4-10 in the Puget Sound area. If you would like to submit an event for review, complete the form at the bottom of the post. Please check event websites for more information, including coronavirus requirements.

“Critical Issues” with Anthony White – March 4

The Henry Art Gallery and the University of Washington School of Art, Art History and Design present “Critical Issues”, a series that brings together artists and scholars at the forefront of contemporary art practice to share ideas, raise questions and dialogue with curious thinkers. In this edition of “Critical Issues,” attendees will sit down with artist and curator Anthony White at noon. Register online; free.

Whidbey Gardening Workshop — March 4-6

The 33rd Annual Whidbey Garden Workshop covers three days of field trips, classes, keynote presentations, a spring garden market, webinars, raffles, book signings and more. Topics covered in the courses include edibles (vegetables and fruits), ornamental gardening, maintenance and sustainability, gardening basics, and garden design. Register online for classes, field trips and more; free. Location varies;

Cocktail District: Cocktail Carnival — March 5

Find pop-up cocktail bars, tastings, classes, experiences, food, spirits to go and more from noon to 4 p.m. or 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. Cocktail District is part of Seattle Cocktail Week. Buy your tickets online; $64.99 to $90. 2211 Alaskan Way, Seattle;

Introduction to origami — March 5

King County Library System presents a step-by-step workshop to explore the art of folding paper and turning square pieces of paper into intricate works of art at 1:30 p.m. You will need a smooth, flat surface to work and a 5-by-5 ​​or 12-by-12-inch origami paper in any color or design. Register online; free.

Imagine Van Gogh, the Original Immersive Exhibition — March 5

See works like “The Starry Night,” “Irises,” and “Sunflowers” at Imagine Van Gogh from March 5 through April 16 in Tacoma. An experience that plunges the viewer into the heart of his images, Imagine Van Gogh is accompanied by the music of Saint-Saëns, Mozart, Bach, Delibes and Satie. Buy your tickets online; prices vary. 1001 S. Yakima Ave., Tacoma; 253-346-1721;

EastKingCo Rock, Gem and Jewelry Show — March 5-6

Join EastKingCo Rock Shop for a rock, gem and jewelry show from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on March 5 and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on March 6. Find mineral dealers, a stone carving exhibit, door prizes and more. Free. 1730 10th Ave. NW, Issaquah; 425-828-3872;

Seattle Youth Symphony Orchestra Winter Series — March 5-6

The Seattle Youth Symphony Orchestra presents its Winter Series at 2 p.m. March 5 and 3 p.m. March 6. The series includes the First Symphony, Youth Symphony, Prelude String and more with works by Tchaikovsky, Brahms, Popper, Rimsky-Korsakov and more. Buy your tickets online; $10. 200 University Street, Seattle; 206-362-2300;

White Pass Winter Carnival — March 5-6

Join White Pass Ski Resort for a fun winter carnival on March 5-6. The carnival includes a castle, tubing, fireworks, music and more. Free. 48935 US Highway 12, Naches; 509-672-3100;

Fresh Sausage Making with Chef Seamus Platt of Norcino Salumi — March 6

Join Chef Seamus Platt of Norcino Salumi (formerly The Shambles) at Hogstead Farm to discuss the technique and theory of making quality fresh sausages using farmyard pork and 100% natural pork casings . and stuff three different flavors, then can take their sausage creations home. The equipment used, the quality of the pork and the cooking methods will also be discussed. Buy your tickets online; $95. 13204 19th Ave NE, Marysville;

Hyprov: improvisation under hypnosis — March 6

Colin Mochrie, star of the long-running improv show “Whose Line Is It Anyway?”, joins hypnotist Asad Mecci at 7:30 p.m. The show combines hypnosis and improvisation for a unique comedy experience. Buy your tickets online; $48 to $62. 31510 Pete von Reichbauer Way S., Federal Way; 253-835-7010;

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