A detailed, categorized calendar of events all over Seattle and Western Washington, Sept. 7-13, 2012.
Cat and kitten adoption special
FRI-SUN Cats ages 6 months and older free, Seattle license purchase required if applicable; kittens two for the price of one, noon-6 p.m. Friday-Sunday, Seattle Animal Shelter, 2061 15th Ave. W., Seattle, and noon-3 p.m. Saturday, Meadowbrook Community Center, 10517 35th Ave. N.E., Seattle (206-386-7387 or www.seattleanimalshelter.org).
SAT Walk in the park for people and pets, vendors, kids' activities, proceeds help animals at PAWS, 8 a.m. Saturday, Marymoor Park, Redmond; free, $25 minimum donation encouraged (425-787-2500 or pawswalk.net).
SAT Dogs only in the lap pool, lazy river and wave pool, one-hour sessions 9, 10:15 and 11:30 a.m. Saturday, Henry Moses Aquatic Center, 1719 S.E. Maple Valley Highway, Renton; $10, preregister (425-430-6700 or rentonwa.gov/living/default.aspx?id=190).
Freedom the Eagle Lands
SAT Meet Freedom the eagle, learn about eagle habitat, 11 a.m. Saturday, Northwest Stream Center, 600 128th St. S.E., McCollum Park, Everett; $5-$7 (425-316-8592 or www.streamkeeper.org/).
SAT Fundraiser for Greyhound Pets of America Greater Northwest, auction, food, vendors, doggie games, 10 a.m. Saturday, Frontier Park, 21800 Meridian Ave. E., Graham; free (206-588-9459 or www.gnwgreyhounds.org).
Pooch Pool Party
SAT Pool open for dogs only before closing for the season, with contests, agility course, sessions 10-11:30 a.m. and noon-1:30 p.m. Saturday, Stewart Heights Park, East 60th Street and East B Street, Tacoma; $5-$10 (253-591-2042 or metroparkstacoma.org/dogs).
Bow Wow Meow Luau Adoption Event
SUN Adoptable dogs and cats from rescue groups, raffles, refreshments, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Sunday, Denny's Pet World, 12534 120th Ave. N.E., Kirkland (206-486-4738 or www.pawsitivealliance.org/).
Snow leopard cubs debut at Woodland Park Zoo
ONGOING Two snow leopards born in May now on display noon-3 p.m. daily in the Australasia exhibit; zoo open 9:30 a.m.-6 p.m. daily, Woodland Park Zoo, Seattle; $11.50-$17.75 (206-548-2500 or www.zoo.org).
Classic Corvette Club Car Show
SAT Corvettes from the 1950s through the latest models, 8 a.m.-noon Saturday, Marketplace at Factoria, 4055 Factoria Mall, Bellevue; free (www.marketplaceatfactoria.com).
Edmonds Classic Car Show
SUN Hundreds of classic cars, entertainment, vendors, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday, downtown Edmonds; free for spectators (www.edmondswa.com/events/edmonds-classic-car-show.html).
SUN All Ford Show, 8 a.m. Sunday, XXX Root Beer Drive-In, 98 N.E. Gilman Blvd., Issaquah; free for spectators (425-392-1266 or www.triplexrootbeer.com).
Kirkland Concours d'Elegance
SUN Display of vintage American cars, British cars and motorcycles, Lamborghini, unlimited hydroplanes, Classic Car Club of America vehicles; proceeds benefit Seattle Children's Hospital, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday, LeMay — America's Car Museum, 2702 East D St., Tacoma; $15-$30 includes museum admission (253-779-8490 or www.kirklandconcours.org).
Music, Life and Tails Benefit Concert
SAT Auction, food vendors, beer and wine garden, concert including British Export, a Beatles tribute band; benefits Operation Sack Lunch, PAWS and other local charities, noon Saturday, Hunter Tree Farm, 7744 35th Ave. N.E., Seattle; $15/advance, $20/at the gate, ages 12 and younger free (www.livinglifelarger.org).
Swim Across America
SAT Two-mile, half-mile swims, Kids' Splash, benefits Seattle Cancer Care Alliance, 8 a.m. Saturday, Luther Burbank Park, Mercer Island; $50 registration plus minimum $300 fundraising (www.swimacrossamerica.org/seattle).
5K Bra Dash — Wings of Karen Foundation
SUN Participants encouraged to wear a bra over their shirt and toss it at the finish line, sponsors donate for every bra on the finish line, proceeds benefit breast cancer research in the Northwest, bras donated to a local women's shelter, 8 a.m. Sunday, Lake Wilderness Park, 22500 S.E. 248th St., Maple Valley; $32 (www.wingsofkaren.org).
Washington Union Ride & Charity Rally
SUN Motorcycle poker ride and rally, entertainment, food, bike show to benefit charities including Northwest Harvest and Seattle Children's Hospital, 8 a.m. Sunday, Suquamish Clearwater Casino Resort, 15347 Suquamish Way N.E., Suquamish; $25-$35 (206-406-8139 or www.unionhomebenefit.com).
Celebrity Spelling Bee
SEPT. 13 Spell-off with local celebrities, raffles, beer available; benefits Hugo House programming, 7:30 p.m. Sept. 13, Richard Hugo House, 1634 11th Ave., Seattle; $35 (206-322-7030 or hugohouse.org).
Bike the Bluff
SUN Family-friendly bike ride benefits Blaine K-8 School, ride anytime 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Sunday, Catharine Blaine K-8 School, 2550 34th Ave. W., Seattle; $10-$15/person or $30/family (www.bikethebluff.org).
Ride Around The Sound
PLAN AHEAD Benefit for the American Lung Association, 100-mile, 88-mile and 12-mile routes from South Seattle Community College; 75-mile route from Normandy Park; 45-mile route from Tacoma, Sept. 15; $30-$65 (www.ridearoundthesound.org).
Cycle the WAVE
PLAN AHEAD All-women WAVE (Women Against Violence Everywhere) cycling event benefiting domestic violence programs, 12-, 25-, 42- or 62-mile routes, 7 a.m. Sept. 16, Issaquah High School, Issaquah; $65 (www.cyclethewave.org).
Puget Sound Bird Fest
FRI-SUN Keynote speaker, 7 p.m. Friday; speakers, guided walks, land and water-based field trips, exhibits, educational activities for children and adults; 7:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, 7:30 a.m.-3 p.m. Sunday; Frances Anderson Center, 700 Main St., and other Edmonds locations; fees and advance reservations required for some activities (425-771-0230 or www.pugetsoundbirdfest.org).
Port Townsend Wooden Boat Festival
FRI-SUN Hundreds of wooden vessels, some available for boarding, indoor and outdoor presentations and demonstrations, exhibits, kids' activities, entertainment, sailing and rowing opportunities, races, food vendors, 9 a.m.-7 p.m. Friday-Saturday, after-hours music until midnight Friday-Saturday; 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday with sail-by of all festival boats at 3 p.m.; Point Hudson Marina Festival Grounds, Port Townsend; $15/day, $10/ages 65 and older and ages 13-19 (woodenboat.org/festival).
Seattle Boats Afloat Show
WED thru SEPT. 16 Display of new and used yachts and boats in many sizes and price ranges, boating equipment, kids' toy boat building, free sailboat rides, floating beer garden, 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Wednesday through Sept. 14, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Sept. 15-16; South Lake Union, 901 Fairview Ave. N., Seattle; $12/adults, $5/ages 12-17, ages 11 and younger free; $6/adults 5-7 p.m. weekdays (206-748-0012 or www.boatsafloatshow.com).
Dance for women
FRI Women of Wisdom free-form dancing for women, 8 p.m. Friday, Standing Stone Healing and Arts, 943 N. 89th St., Seattle; $5 (www.womenofwisdom.org).
FRI Folk dancing with live music, 7:30 p.m. Friday, Cedar Valley Grange, 20526 52nd Ave. W., Lynnwood; $10, kids free (206-784-7470 or www.skandia-folkdance.org).
Emerald City Contra Dance
FRI Beginners' workshop, 7 p.m., dancing with live music and caller, no partner necessary, don't wear scented products, 7:30 p.m. Friday, Phinney Neighborhood Center, 6532 Phinney Ave. N., Seattle; $5-$8 (206-440-9839 or seattledance.org/contra/emerald.city.html).
Sno-King Folk Dance Club
SAT Request dancing, 7 p.m.; lesson, 7:30 p.m., international folk dances, 8:30 p.m. Saturday, Cedar Valley Grange, 20526 52nd Ave. W., Lynnwood; $5-$7 (425-385-2088 or sno-king.org).
SUN Learn the Michael Jackson "Thriller" dance to participate in Thrill the World performance Oct. 27; 1 p.m. Sunday, Artspace Hiawatha Lofts, 843 Hiawatha Place S., Seattle; free, donations for Lighthouse for the Blind suggested (www.seattlethrillers.com).
WED Weekly Scandinavian folk-dancing lessons, 7:30 p.m. Wednesdays through Oct. 17, Phinney Neighborhood Center, 6532 Phinney Ave. N., Seattle; $55 (206-784-7470 or www.skandia-folkdance.org).
Mukilteo Lighthouse Festival
FRI-SUN Arts, crafts and food vendors, salmon bake, 3-7 p.m. Friday, 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Saturday (food until 10 p.m. Friday-Saturday), 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday; entertainment, beer garden, 5 p.m.-midnight Friday-Saturday; fishing derby, 8-10 a.m. Saturday; family entertainment, kids' activities, noon-5 p.m. Saturday, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday; lighthouse tours, noon-5 p.m. Saturday-Sunday; fireworks display, dusk Saturday; Mukilteo Lighthouse Park, 609 Front St., Mukilteo; children's parade and grand parade, 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Harbour Pointe North; art show and other events at Rosehill Community Center (mukilteolighthousefestival.com).
The Puyallup Fair
FRI thru SEPT. 23 Carnival, animal and agriculture displays, vendors, entertainment, 10 a.m.-11 p.m. Fridays, 9 a.m.-11 p.m. Saturdays (exhibits open 10 a.m.), 9 a.m.-10 p.m. Sundays (exhibits open 10 a.m.), 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Mondays-Thursdays through Sept. 23; Puyallup Fair and Events Center, 110 Ninth Ave. S.W., Puyallup; $9-$12.50, ages 5 and younger free; parking $10/Mondays-Fridays, $12/Saturdays-Sundays (253-841-5045 or www.thefair.com);
• Free admission with nonperishable food-bank donation, 9 a.m.-noon Friday only; free admission for ages 18 and younger Saturday-Sunday with coupon available at www.BECU.org/freekids; free admission to active, retired, reserve military and their dependents with ID, Monday and Sept. 17;
• Western Rodeo Cattle Drive and Parade, 10 a.m. Friday, Meridian Street from West Main Street to Seventh Avenue Southeast, then on Second Avenue Southwest to Ninth Avenue Southeast, Puyallup;
• Rodeo, 1 p.m. Friday, $5-$18; 6 p.m. Friday with Willie Nelson concert, $35-$60; 1 p.m. Saturday, $16-$30; 6:30 p.m. Saturday, $15-$45; 1 p.m. Sunday, $20-$35.
Seattle Center Big Birthday Bash
SAT Part of The Next 50 celebration of the 1962 Seattle World's Fair; entertainment, The Big Wedding, birthday cake, vintage car show, mascots and Seafair Pirates, vintage merchandise and mobile food vendors, "It Happened at the World's Fair" film screening, free admission to EMP for ages 16 and younger, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, Seattle Center; free Monorail rides for ages 12 and younger with paying adult, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday (206-684-7200 or www.seattlecenter.com).
Seattle Tilth Harvest Fair
SAT Workshops, demonstrations, family activities, food, goats and chickens, swap seeds and barter homemade goods, local organic farm vendors, native and edible plants, books, garden supplies, farm crafts, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, Meridian Park, 4649 Sunnyside Ave. N., Seattle; free, donations and nonperishable food bank donations collected (206-633-0451 or www.seattletilth.org).
Salmon Return Celebration Family Festival
SAT Celebrate return of the salmon and learn about Native American cultures with music, storytelling, earth-friendly art making, tours, food vendors, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, Olympic Sculpture Park, Broad Street and Elliott Avenue, Seattle; free (www.seattleartmuseum.org).
SAT Celebrate community and environment with bluegrass music, educational displays, children's activities, silent auction, potluck, guided tours, 1 p.m. Saturday, Shadow Lake Bog & Nature Preserve, 21656 184th Ave S.E., Renton; free (425-432-4914 or www.shadowhabitat.org).
SAT Entertainment, arts and food vendors, historical info, children's events, games and bouncy toys, pony rides, car show, beer and wine garden, 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Saturday, Lake Boren Park, Southeast 84th Avenue and Coal Creek Parkway Southeast, Newcastle (newcastledays.com).
SAT Lantern Festival and Procession, music, food vendors, 5-10 p.m. Saturday, Dottie Harper Park, Fourth Avenue Southwest and Southwest 146th Street, Burien (206-988-3700 or www.burienwa.gov/GLOW).
Japanese Cultural Arts Event (Aki Matsuri)
SAT-SUN Japanese cultural and educational events for all ages including performing arts, martial arts demonstrations, Japanese folktale puppet shows, tea ceremony, Ikebana demonstrations, exhibits, workshops, Nomi-no-ichi Japanese-style flea market, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Sunday, Bellevue College, 3000 Landerholm Circle S.E., Bellevue; free; fees for some workshops (www.enma.org).
Arts Of India
SAT-SUN Music and dancing, food vendors, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, Saltwater State Park, 25205 Eighth Pl. S., Des Moines; free, Discover Pass required for vehicle access (206-779-4727 or www.artsofindiafestival.com).
Kelso Highlander Festival
SAT-SUN Kilted 5K fun run/walk, 8 a.m. Saturday; festival parade from downtown Kelso to the park, 10 a.m. Saturday; Highland dance competition, clan tents, food and craft vendors, Scottish athletic events, beer garden, bagpipe bands, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday; Tam O'Shanter Park, Kelso Drive, Kelso; free (www.kelso.gov/visitors/highlander-festival).
Aloha Hawaiian Cultural Festival
SUN Opening ceremony with the Royal Hawaiian Guard, entertainment on two stages, workshops, children's activities, cultural history display, Hawaiian food and marketplace, 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Sunday, Seattle Center Armory/Center House, Mural Amphitheatre and Fisher Roof, Seattle Center; free (206-684-7200 or www.seattlecenter.com).
SUN Live music, food tastings, art, crafts and activities for kids, dog show, dog parade, noon Sunday, O.O. Denny Park, 12032 Holmes Point Drive, Kirkland; free (finnhillalliance.org).
Serafina Soup 101
SAT Techniques to create soups for any occasion, 1 p.m. Saturday, Cicchetti Kitchen and Bar, 121 E. Boston St., Seattle; $70 (serafinaseattle.com/events).
Bottle Your Own Wine/Raw Food Vegan
SAT Easy recipes and basic techniques for vegan food, 11 a.m. Saturday, create and bottle red wine blend, 5 p.m. Saturday, 21 Acres Farm, 13701 N.E. 171st St., Woodinville; $55-$117 per class (425-481-1500 or 21acres.org).
Sunsets in Snohomish
SAT Taste wines from regional wineries, 5-8 p.m. Saturday, downtown Snohomish shops; $5-$8 (www.historicdowntownsnohomish.org/).
Swedish Pancakes Breakfast
SUN Swedish pancakes, ham, lingonberries, live music for dancing, 8 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Sunday, Swedish Cultural Center, 1920 Dexter Ave. N., Seattle; $5-$9 (206-283-1090 or www.swedishculturalcenter.org).
Coupeville Salmon Barbecue
SUN Fresh salmon by the Lions Club, music, noon-1:30 p.m. Sunday, Coupeville Town Park, Coupeville; $20, order in advance (360-678-4105).
Salty's Tuesday Tune-Up
TUE Specialty cocktails, appetizers, raffle to benefit Gilda's Club Seattle, 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Salty's on Alki Beach Seafood Grill, 1936 Harbor Ave. S.W., Seattle; free admission (206-937-1600 or www.saltys.com).
Organic Homebrewing and Cider Making 101
WED How to brew organic beer and craft organic cider at home, 6 p.m. Wednesday, 21 Acres Farm, 13701 N.E. 171st St., Woodinville; $25 (425-481-1500 or 21acres.org).
PLAN AHEAD Salmon dinner by chef Tom Douglas; all proceeds benefit the Seattle Parks Department, 5 p.m. Sept. 15, Victor Steinbrueck Park, 2001 Western Ave., Seattle; $15 by reservation (206-448-2001 or tomdouglas.com/).
Kubota Garden Fall Plant Sale
SAT Native plants, trees, shrubs and ground covers, perennials, annuals, grasses, shrubs and Japanese Maples, 9 a.m.-noon Saturday, Kubota Garden Park, 9600 Renton Ave. S., Seattle (206-619-2183 or www.kubota.org).
SAT Make dry flower arrangements, dahlia bouquets, taste and vote on the best tasting tomatoes, children's scavenger hunt, 10 a.m. Saturday, Master Gardener Demonstration Garden, 15416 S.E. 16th St., Bellevue; free (425-485-5942).
Christianson's Nursery events
SAT Using ornamental grasses, 11 a.m. Saturday, Christianson's Nursery, 15806 Best Road, Mount Vernon; $5, reservations required (360-466-3821 or www.christiansonsnursery.com).
Odd Plant Show and Sale
SAT-SUN Cascade Cactus and Succulent Society show and sale, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday, Sky Nursery, 18528 Aurora Ave. N., Shoreline (206-548-4851 or www.skynursery.com).
SAT-SUN U-cut or precut dahlias, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturdays-Sundays in September, Dahlia Barn, 13110 446th Ave. S.E., North Bend (425-888-2155 or www.dahliabarn.com).
Whidbey Walking Festival
FRI-SUN NW Tulip Trekkers host a variety of Volkssport walks, Friday-Sunday, Coupeville, Whidbey Island (www.nwtrekkers.org).
Issaquah Alps Trails Club
SAT-SUN Dogs welcome on 6-10 mile, moderate-pace hike with 800-2,000-foot elevation gain, hiking boots required, 10 a.m. Saturday; Tiger Mountain Tradition Loop 5-mile, easy pace history hike, 1 p.m. Sunday; water, food, daypack, hiking shoes/boots required on all hikes, Issaquah Alps Trail Club clubhouse, First and Bush Streets, Issaquah (www.issaquahalps.org).
Washington State Political Items Collectors
SAT Political and nonpolitical buttons and items, exhibits, free appraisals, 1 p.m. Saturday, Bellevue Fire Station No. 9, 12412 Newcastle Way, Bellevue; free (206-722-5868).
Greater Seattle Toy Show
SAT Antique and collectible toys featuring Tonka, Matchbox, Hot Wheels, G.I. Joe and action figures and other mostly automotive toys, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, Kent Commons, 525 Fourth Ave. N., Kent; $5, ages 11 and younger free (253-856-5000).
Washington Koi & Watergarden Society
SAT-SUN Display of koi from Japan and other Asian countries, noon-4 p.m. Saturday, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Sunday; auction 1 p.m. Saturday, vendors 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, Country Village, 23732 Bothell-Everett Highway, Bothell; free (425-483-2250 or www.washingtonkoi.org).
Puget Sound Civil War
SEPT. 13 Dinner, program on the infectious diseases that killed many Civil War soldiers, 6 p.m. Sept. 13, China Harbor, 2040 Westlake Ave. N., Seattle; $21, by reservation (www.pscwrt.org/).
Bellevue College Planetarium
PLAN AHEAD Geer Planetarium "Stars" program; 7 p.m. Sept. 14, Bellevue College, Bellevue; free, advance tickets suggested (www.brownpapertickets.com/event/260820).
"Safety Not Guaranteed"
It's new at the Crest Cinema. Also there: "The Amazing Spider-Man," "The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel," "Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted" and "Snow White & the Huntsman" ($3).
"The Amazing Spider-Man," "Prometheus," "The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel" and "Bernie"
They're new at the Admiral Theater in West Seattle ($5.75).
"The Words," "Planet of Snail" and "Moonrise Kingdom"
They're new at the Varsity Theatre. All seats on Tuesday are $7.
"The Royal Tenenbaums"
It's the midnight movie at the Egyptian Friday and Saturday. All seats are $8.25.
It's new at the Big Picture Seattle. The 4 p.m. show on Saturday and Sunday and the 6:15 p.m. shows Monday-Thursday are $8.
"Fantastic Mr. Fox" and "Ferris Bueller's Day Off"
They're new at the Central Cinema in Seattle. All shows $6-$8.
"Extremely Loud and Incredible Close"
It's new at the Tin Theater in Burien this week. All shows $8.
It's new at the East Valley 13 in Renton. Also there: "The Amazing Spider-Man," "Magic Mike," "Prometheus," "Madea's Witness Protection," "Snow White & the Huntsman," "Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted," "Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter," "Men in Black 3" and "The Hunger Games" ($3.50).
"The Amazing Spider-Man 3D," "Prometheus 3D" and "Madea's Witness Protection"
They continue at the Gateway in Federal Way. Also there: "Magic Mike," "Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted 3D," "Snow White & The Huntsman," "Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter 3D," "Men in Black 3 3D" and "The Hunger Games" ($2, all seats on Tuesdays $1).
It's the final film in the "Movies Under the Stars" series. Chair seating available for the first 200 people, 8:45 p.m. Friday, Swedish Hospital, Edmonds campus, second floor patio, 21601 76th Ave. W., Edmonds (free).
It's the final film in the "Carillon Point Outdoor Movie Nights" series. Show at dusk Saturday, Carillon Point, 4100 Carillon Point, Kirkland ($5 donation for Hopelink).
Grand-Mummies and Deadies Day
SUN Celebrate Grandparents Day, make a mummy mask, discover the life and times of Ankh-Wennefer, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Sunday, Washington State History Museum, 1911 Pacific Ave., Tacoma; $7-$9.50 (888-238-4373 or www.wshs.org/wshm/event-programs.aspx).
Eastside Science Cafe
MON Pacific Lutheran University's Donald P. Ryan shares experiences as an archaeologist in Egypt, 7 p.m. Monday, Wilde Rover Irish Pub, 111 Central Way, Kirkland; free (pacsci.org/ScienceCafe).
Tutankhamun: The Golden King and the Great Pharaohs
ONGOING Display of more than 100 objects from King Tut's tomb and treasures from 2,000 years of ancient Egyptian history, through Jan. 6, 2013, 10 a.m. daily, Pacific Science Center, 200 Second Ave. N., Seattle; $15.50-$32.50, timed ticket entry, reservations recommended (800-664-8775 or www.pacificsciencecenter.org).
Chihuly Garden and Glass
ONGOING Indoor and outdoor glass-art installations, garden, cafe, 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays, 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Fridays through Sundays, Seattle Center, Seattle; $12-$19 (www.chihulygardenandglass.com).
ONGOING "Icons of Science Fiction," "Avatar" and other exhibits, 10 a.m.-7 p.m. daily, $12-$20; EMP Museum, 325 Fifth Ave. N., Seattle (206-770-2700 or www.empmuseum.org).
LeMay-America's Car Museum
ONGOING Automotive history display of 500 cars, trucks and motorcycles, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. daily, LeMay-America's Car Museum, 2702 East D St., Tacoma; $8-$14 (253-779-8490 or www.lemaymuseum.org).
Five Willow Tai Chi
SAT Outdoor tai chi, beginners welcome, meet north of art museum, 8 a.m. Saturday, Volunteer Park, 1247 15th Ave. E., Seattle; free (425-452-5581 or fivewillowseattle.org).
Tai Chi on Alki
SAT Outdoor tai chi class, flowing movements combined with deep breathing, 9 a.m. Saturdays, Alki Beach Statue of Liberty Plaza, 1702 Alki Ave S.W., Seattle; free (206-229-4774 or seattlewushucenter.com).
Merry Berries & Juicy Fruits Super Saturday
SAT Learn about the berries and fruits of native plants, berry-themed arts and crafts, games, and activities, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, free; 1-mile walk to learn about native berries, ages 6 and older, noon Saturday, $3-$5; Seward Park Audubon Center, 5902 Lake Washington Blvd. S., Seattle; free (206-652-2444 or sewardpark.audubon.org);
Forest Nature Walk, Bridle Trails State Park
SAT Walk to learn about natural history, plants, animals, 10 a.m. Saturday, Bridle Trails State Park, Northeast 53rd Street and 116th Avenue Northeast, Kirkland; free, preregister (425-827-6595 or www.bridletrails.org).
Lantern House dedication, Fort Casey
SAT Dedication of newly installed Admiralty Head Lighthouse lantern, 11 a.m. Saturday, Fort Casey State Park, Whidbey Island; Discover Pass required for vehicle access (www.parks.wa.gov).
Tree Treasures at IslandWood
SUN Learn about trees, games, cultural history, hike through the forest, 1 p.m. Sunday, IslandWood, 4450 Blakely Ave. N.E., Bainbridge Island; $5, preregister (206-855-4384 or islandwood.org/events/tree-treasures-at-islandwood).
Seattle Parks and Recreation feedback
MON Seattle Parks and Recreation seeks feedback on website, social media and community center public computer terminals to improve their system, 7 p.m. Monday, Garfield Community Center, 2323 E. Cherry St., Seattle; 7 p.m. Sept. 13, Northgate Community Center, 10510 Fifth Ave. N.E., Seattle (www.seattle.gov/parks).
SAT Cuba! with salsa dance workshop, Orchestra Zarabanda Cuban salsa music, food, exhibits, 6 p.m. Saturday, Rainier Valley Cultural Center, 3515 S. Alaska St., Seattle; $5-$10 (206-725-7517 or www.rainiervalleyculturalcenter.org).
Open Air Concert
SAT Outdoor performance of music of the 17th century, 2 p.m. Saturday, Snoqualmie Point Park, 37580 S.E. Winery Road, Interstate 90 at Exit 27, Snoqualmie; free (pacificmusicworks.org).
Ballard Food Bank Benefit Concert
SUN All ages concert by local bands, noon-6 p.m. Sunday, Lower Woodland Park, 700 N. 50th St., Seattle; free, nonperishable food-bank donations requested (www.seapeace.org).
Debuts and Discoveries
TUE Tastes from state producers of beer, wine and spirits, snacks, sneak peak of "Gangsters of Love" show, wine store, benefits ZICO (ZinZanni Institute of Circus Arts), 6 p.m. Tuesday, Teatro ZinZanni, 222 Mercer St., Seattle; $25/advance, $30/at the door (tzseattle-tickets.zinzanni.org).
Heroes Mud Run
SAT Mud Run 5K with 15 obstacles, tons of mud, costume contest, post-race party, for ages 14 and older, every half-hour 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday; kids' run; supports police, military, and fire personnel charities, Green Meadow Farms, 11900 92nd St. S.E., Snohomish; $45-$65; kids' run $10-$15 (www.heroesmudrun.com).
Seattle Design Center Sidewalk Sale
SAT More than 60 vendors including designers, showrooms, merchants; food trucks, entertainment; benefits local design industry merchants and Seattle Children's PlayGarden, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Seattle Design Center, 5701 Sixth Ave. S., Seattle (www.seattledesigndistrict.com).
Heavy equipment and vehicle auction
SAT Auction of machinery, tools, construction vehicles, cars and trucks; 9 a.m. Saturday, doors open 8 a.m., preview 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday, James G. Murphy Inc., 18226 68th Ave. N.E., Kenmore (425-486-1246 or murphyauction.com).
Sydney Coxon Memorial Golf Tournament
SAT Golf tournament, auction/dinner, proceeds support brain tumor research at Seattle Children's Hospital and Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, 1 p.m. Saturday, Legion Memorial Golf Course, 144 W. Marine View Drive, Everett; $65-$135 (www.sydneycoxonmemorial.org).
One Hot Night Pratt Fine Arts Center Open House
SAT Artists' demonstrations, kids' art activities, information on classes and programs, 6 p.m. Saturday, Pratt Fine Arts Center, 1902 S. Main St., Seattle; free (www.pratt.org).
Mensa admission test
SAT Test for membership in organization for anyone who scores in the top two percent on standardized intelligence test, 1 p.m. Saturday, register 12:45 p.m., 911 Driving School, 240 Gilman Blvd., Suite F, Issaquah; $40 (www.mensaww.org).
Planetarium show "When Galaxies Collide"
SAT Types of galaxies in the universe and how they are shaped by collisions, 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Ritchie Observatory, Battle Point Park, 11299 Arrow Point Dr. N.E., Battle Point Park, Bainbridge Island; $2 (206-842-9152 or www.bpastro.org/).
SJCC Jewish Touch Lecture Series: "Jews, Magic and Houdini"
SUN Magician, author and lecturer Joshua Jay on the intersection of magic and Judaism, 4 p.m. Sunday, Stroum Jewish Community Center, 3801 E. Mercer Way, Mercer Island; $6-$12 (206-388-0823 or www.SJCC.org).
FRI-SUN Last weekend of the season for outdoor big pool with 50-foot corkscrew slide and shallow little pool, public swims, Friday-Sunday, Mounger Pool, 2535 32nd Ave. W., Seattle; $3.25-$4.75 (206-684-4708 or www.seattle.gov/parks).
SAT-SUN Outdoor saltwater pool, public swims 1:45-4:45 p.m., family swims 5-7 p.m. Saturday-Sunday and Sept. 15-16, Lincoln Park, 8603 Fauntleroy Way S.W., Seattle; $3.25-$4.75 (206-684-7494 or www.seattle.gov/parks).
Seattle Architecture Foundation
FRI-SAT Walking tours from Seattle Architecture Foundation, 1333 Fifth Ave., Rainier Square Atrium, Seattle, unless noted otherwise; $15-$25 (800-838-3006 or www.seattlearchitecture.org).
• "Architecture Greatest Hits," 10 a.m. Friday;
• "Design Details," 10 a.m. Saturday;
• "Pike/Pine: Cars, Bars and Dead Rock Stars," 10 a.m. Saturday, Broadway Performance Hall, 1625 Broadway, Seattle Central Community College, Seattle.
NEPO 5K Don't Run
SAT Three-mile, all-ages art walk with performances and art installations, register 2:30-4 p.m., walk 4-7 p.m. Saturday, from NEPO House, 1723 S. Lander St., Seattle; finish line show 6-10 p.m. in front of Kobe Terrace Park, South Main Street and Maynard Avenue South, Seattle, free, $5 donation suggested (www.nepohouse.org).
Whatcom County Farm Tour
SAT Self-guided tour of 11 diverse Whatcom County farms, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, free (360-647-7093 or eatlocalfirst.org).
Grandparents Grand Excursion
SAT-SUN Vintage train ride including the top of Snoqualmie Falls, National Grandparent's Day, grandparents ride free when accompanied by a paying grandchild of any age every 90 minutes starting at noon Saturday-Sunday, Northwest Railway Museum, 38625 S.E. King St., Snoqualmie; $10-$15 (425-888-3030 or www.trainmuseum.org).
Seattle Floating Homes Tour
SUN Seattle Floating Homes Association self-guided tour of 12 homes includes electric boat and bus shuttle transportation, noon-5 p.m. Sunday; tickets available starting at 11 a.m. tour day if available at East Hamlin Street and Fairview Avenue East, Seattle; $25, advance purchase recommended (206-388-8101 or www.seattlefloatinghomes.org).
Europe Through the Back Door Travel Class
SAT Greece, 10 a.m. Saturday, Edmonds Theater, 415 Main St., Edmonds; free, reservations required (425-771-8303, ext. 298 or www.ricksteves.com).
SAT Patagonia and Beyond, Chile and Argentina, 10 a.m.; India, 1 p.m. Saturday, Savvy Traveler, 112 Fifth Ave. S., Edmonds; free (425-744-6076 or www.savvytravelerstore.com).
Escape Your Everyday Adventure Travel Series — Cascadia AgriTourism for Locals
SEPT. 13 EverGreen Escapes travel experts share experiences for epicurean travel, 6:30 p.m. Sept. 13, Columbia Sportswear, 290 Pine St., Seattle; free (escapeyoureverydayblog.com/adventure-travel-series/).