Weekend calendar: Events all around the Sound
A detailed, categorized list of events around Seattle and Western Washington for Sept. 21-27, 2012.
SAT Open house by Heron Habitat Helpers, information on great blue heron colony, crafts for kids, 3 p.m. Saturday, Discovery Park, 3801 W. Government Way, Seattle; free (www.heronhelpers.org).
SAT-SUN Exhibit on the history, living habits, research and environmental protection of pandas around the world, charity bazaar, games; proceeds benefit Chengdu Panda Reserve, 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Saturday, 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Sunday, Marketplace at Factoria, 4055 Factoria Mall, Bellevue; free (ww.marketplaceatfactoria.com/">www.marketplaceatfactoria.com).
Walk for the Animals/FidoFEST
SUN Seattle Humane Society fundraising 2-mile walk, $30/registration, $500 suggested fundraising goal; 10 a.m., register 9 a.m.; FidoFest dog contests, vendors, food, adoptable dog parade, 11 a.m. Sunday, University Village Mall, 25th Avenue Northeast and Northeast 45th Street, Seattle; free (206-523-0622 or www.uvillage.com/fidofestorwww.seattlehumane.org).
Sea Otter Awareness Day at Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium
SUN Celebrating Sea Otter Awareness Day with special treats for zoo otters at 11 a.m., 1 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium, 5400 N. Pearl St., Tacoma; $6.25-$16 (www.pdza.org).
WED Happy Hour for people and dogs, 10 percent to 20 percent of proceeds benefit Seattle Animal Shelter Foundation in support of Seattle Animal Shelter, 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, Belltown Pub, 2322 First Ave., Seattle (206-386-7387 or seattledogspot.com).
Woodland Park Zoo summer programs
ONGOING Keeper talks, art activities, Zoomazium programs for kids, animal feeding experiences, historic carousel, 9:30 a.m.-6 p.m. daily through Sept. 30, Woodland Park Zoo, Seattle; $11.50-$17.75; giraffe or elephant feeding, $5; carousel, $2 (206-548-2500 or www.zoo.org).
Auto leaks class
SAT City of Seattle class on how to fix car oil leaks, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, South Seattle Community College, 6000 16th Ave. S.W., Seattle; free, reservations required, space limited (206-684-3056).
All Porsche Grand Display
SUN Pacific NW Region Porsche Club display, classes on Buying a Porsche and Detailing Your Car, 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Sunday, Carillon Point Plaza, 4100 Carillon Point, Kirkland; $10 suggested donation benefits Evergreen Hospital uncompensated care (carillon-point.com).
SUN Puget Sound Mini Motoring Club show, 10 a.m. -2 p.m. Sunday, XXX Root Beer Drive-In, 98 N.E. Gilman Blvd., Issaquah; free for spectators (425-392-1266 or www.triplexrootbeer.com).
Seattle AIDS Walk
SAT 5K march of support and remembrance, 9 a.m. Saturday, Volunteer Park, 1247 15th Ave. E., Seattle; free, $25 donation and $300 fundraising goal suggested (206-323-9255 or www.SeattleAIDSWalk.org).
Swedish Brain Cancer Walk
SAT One-mile walk to build awareness and advance the search for a cure for brain cancer, 9 a.m. Saturday, Seattle Center, Seattle; $35 (www.braincancerwalk.org).
Walk to Defeat ALS
SAT 2.5-mile walk at Seward Park to raise money for a cure for ALS, 10 a.m. Saturday, Seward Park, 5902 Lake Washington Blvd. S., Seattle; fundraising requested; T-shirt for $75 or more fundraising (www.walktodefeatals.org).
Ales for the Sails
SAT Beer-tasting fundraiser to support Mainstay at Seattle Central Community College providing training, job placement for individuals with developmental disabilities, 4 p.m. Saturday, Hale's Ales Brewery and Pub, 4301 Leary Way N.W., Seattle; $30 (206-934-3813 or www.mainstay.org).
"Another 100 Years" Queen Anne Historical Landmark Auction
SAT Auction to raise funds to preserve historic, restored Italian Renaissance building funded by 4Culture's preservation grant funds-matching program, 6 p.m. Saturday, Seattle Church of Christ, 2555 Eighth Ave. W., Seattle; $25 (www.another100years.com).
Retro Bingo, a fundraiser for the Plus One Foundation
SAT Retro Bingo celebrates the Space Needle, cocktails, food, games supporting Plus One Foundation programs for children and adults with neurological disorders, 6 p.m. Saturday, Ballard Elks Club, 6411 Seaview Ave. N.W., Seattle; $65 (events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/event?llr=7wtizecab&oeidk=a07e5mjx1v87f2035e6&oseq=).
Pratham Seattle presents Gymkhana
SAT Dinner, dancing and games for the benefit of children's literacy in India, 6 p.m. Saturday, Golf Club at Newcastle, 15500 Six Penny Lane, Newcastle; $150 (713-774-9599 or www.prathamusa.org/events/seattle-gala-2012).
Do the Puyallup Beat Breast Cancer Walk
SAT 5K walk to benefit Seattle Cancer Care Alliance, 8 a.m. Saturday, Puyallup Fair and Events Center, 110 Ninth Ave. S.W., Puyallup; $23-$40 includes fair admission (www.cfmm.com/sites/Teamwalk/TeamSignup.asp).
Walk for Wishes
SUN Make-A-Wish Washington 5K walk, fun run and celebration to help grant the wishes of local children with life-threatening medical conditions, 8:45 a.m. Sunday, Marymoor Park, 6046 W. Lake Sammamish Parkway N.E., Redmond; free, suggested minimum $100 fundraising goal (206-623-5300 or nwwishes.org).
Walk to End Alzheimer's
SUN Alzheimer's Association 2-mile walk to raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer's care, support and research, registration 8:30-10 a.m., program 9:30 a.m., walk 10 a.m. Sunday, South Lake Union Park, 860 Terry Ave. N., Seattle; free, suggested $225 fundraising goal (206-529-3898 or act.alz.org/).
Spin for a Cause Tour de Pink
SUN Indoor relay cycling event to benefit Young Survival Coalition breast-cancer survivors, 1 p.m. Sunday, The Bellevue Club, 11200 S.E. Sixth St., Bellevue; $25 (www.youngsurvival.org/seattle/).
Providence Hospice of Seattle Pediatric Luncheon
SEPT. 27 Luncheon to raise funds for pediatric hospice and palliative care patients and grief support services for children and families, keynote speaker grief educator Gerri Haynes, 11:30 a.m. Sept. 27, Washington State Convention Center, Seattle; $150 (www2.providence.org/kingcounty).
Unmask the Dreams Masquerade Dinner Auction
PLAN AHEAD Dinner and auction to benefit Birthday Dreams nonprofit, which provides birthday parties to homeless children, 7 p.m. Sept. 28, Maggiano's Little Italy, Bellevue; $50 (425-283-8166 or www.birthdaydreams.org).
Light The Night Walk
PLAN AHEAD Walkers carry illuminated balloons to benefit Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, 5 p.m. Sept. 29, Green Lake Park, Seattle; free, fundraising/donations requested (www.lightthenight.org/).
Evergreen Enduro Mountain Bike Race
SAT Mountain-bike race by Evergreen Mountain Bike Alliance open to teens through masters, barbecue, 10 a.m. Saturday, East Tiger Mountain Summit on Hwy 18, Issaquah; $40-$60 (www.evergreenmtb.org).
SUN Lake Washington Boulevard from Mount Baker Beach Park to Seward Park (closed to vehicle traffic), 10 a.m.-6 p.m.Sunday, Lake Washington Boulevard from Mount Baker Beach to Seward Park, Seattle (206-684-4075 or www.seattle.gov/parks).
SAT Walk to learn about birds in varied park habitats, for ages 8 and older, children must be accompanied by adult, 8 a.m. Saturday, Discovery Park, 3801 W. Government Way, Seattle; $3 (206-386-4236 or www.seattle.gov/parks).
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).
The Big Krftskiva Crayfish Party
SAT Eat locally caught crayfish and other Swedish food, dance, 7 p.m. Saturday, Swedish Cultural Center, 1920 Dexter Ave. N., Seattle; $45 (www.swedishculturalcenter.org).
Thrill the World, Redmond
SAT Learn to dance to Michael Jackson's "Thriller" to participate in Thrill the World dance event Oct. 27 at Redmond Town Center, 10 a.m. Saturday, Redmond Senior Center, 8703 160th Ave. N.E., Redmond; $7/per class or $20/all classes (www.redmondzombies.com).
SAT West Coast Swing dance lesson, 7 p.m., all-ages dance including swing, cha-cha, waltz, salsa, country with the Dancin' DJ, 8 p.m. Saturday, The Hayloft Dance Hall, 15320 35th Ave. W., Lynnwood; $12 (425-743-6180 or www.hayloftdance.com).
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 Five-session beginners' dance lessons, weekly through Oct. 24, by Ron Bolin, all ages welcome; Swing, 7 p.m.; West Coast Swing, 8 p.m.; Hustle, 9 p.m. Wednesdays, Phinney Neighborhood Center, 6532 Phinney Ave. N., Seattle; $60/per class session (425-917-1188 or www.seattledanceinfo.com/register.shtml).
The Great Wallingford Wurst Festival
FRI-SAT "Octoberfest" celebration with rides, food vendors, games, craft vendors, book sale, Biergarten, entertainment, 4-10 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Saturday, St. Benedict School, 4811 Wallingford Ave. N., Seattle (206-633-3375 or www.stbens.net/news-events/wurst-festival).
FRI-SUN Tasting Garden, entertainment, 5 p.m.-midnight Friday, 11 a.m.-midnight Saturday, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Sunday, $25-$30; Oktoberfest Village with Kids Area, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, Texas Chainsaw Pumpkin Carving, 1 and 2:30 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, Dogtoberfest activities Sunday, Fremont neighborhood, Seattle (206-633-0422 or www.fremontoktoberfest.com).
St. Demetrios Greek Festival
FRI-SUN Traditional Greek food, music, dancing and culture, church tours, noon-10 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Saturday, noon-7 p.m. Sunday, St. Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church, 2100 Boyer Ave. E., Seattle (seattlegreekfestival.com/).
Seattle Design Festival
FRI-SUN Design in Public exhibit and activity stations, tours, films, speakers and workshops, noon-10 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Sunday, South Lake Union, 901 Fairview Ave. N., Seattle; $5 donation suggested (206-448-4938, ext. 210 or www.seattledesignfestival.org/).
The Puyallup Fair
FRI-SUN Carnival, animal and agriculture displays, vendors, entertainment, 10 a.m.-11 p.m. Friday, 9 a.m.-11 p.m. Saturday (exhibits open 10 a.m.), 9 a.m.-10 p.m. Sunday; Puyallup Fair and Events Center, 110 Ninth Ave. S.W., Puyallup; $9-$12.50, ages 5 and younger free (253-841-5045 or www.thefair.com).
Fishermen's Fall Festival
SAT Festival celebrating local fishing fleet, all proceeds benefit Seattle Fishermen's Memorial to honor local fishing community and their families, with industry-related exhibits and competitions, salmon barbecue, children's activities, musical entertainment, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday, Fishermen's Terminal, 3919 18th Avenue W., Seattle (206-283-4665 or www.fishermensfallfestival.org).
Redhook Brewery Sausage Fest
SAT Live music, food, Redhook beer, 2 p.m. Saturday, Redhook Ale Brewery, 14300 N.E. 145th St., Woodinville; $25-$35 (www.ticketfly.com/event/147589/).
Fall Free For All
SAT-SUN Community arts festival with music, dance, drama, film and children's events and activities, noon-11 p.m. Saturday, 1-9 p.m. Sunday, Broadway Center for the Performing Arts, 901 Broadway, Tacoma; free (www.broadwaycenter.org).
SAT-SUN Author presentations, panels and writing workshops; programs for children, including authors JA Jance, David Guterson, Blaine Harden, Greg Bear, Lance Weller, Karl Marlentes, Jim Lynch, Elizabeth George, Ivan Doig and Robert Dugoni. Performances by Jack Prelutsky and Recess Monkey, Young Adult Book Carnival with authors of books for teens, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, Peter Kirk Park, 202 Third St., Kirkland; free (nwbookfest.com).
Summer Deck Party
FRI Barbecue ribs, chicken, salads, fruit pie, music, happy-hour beer prices, 1-4 p.m. Friday, Salty's Seafood Grill, 28201 Redondo Beach Drive S., Des Moines; $20 (253-946-0636 or www.saltys.com).
Food Truck Roundup
SAT Food trucks The Bistro Box, Lumpia World, The Box, Lucky Devil Doughnut Co., Philly Boys Cheesesteaks, Jemil's Big Easy, Santi's Kitchen, Dave's New England Coney's, Curry Now, Fajita Z's and Street Treats, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, Uwajimaya Renton, 501 S. Grady Way, Renton (www.uwajimaya.com/RentonFoodTruckRoundUp2012.html).
Dehydrating Apples and Tomatoes
SAT How to dehydrate and preserve, noon Saturday, Molbak's, 13625 N.E. 175th St., Woodinville; free (425-483-5000 or www.molbaks.com/events.html).
SUN Baked-potato bar, salad, dessert, benefits senior center, 3:30-5 p.m. Sunday, Northshore Senior Center, 10201 E. Riverside Drive, Bothell; $6 (425-487-2441 or www.northshoreseniorcenter.org).
Fall Planting Celebration
SAT Washington Native Plant Society bulb, seed and plant sale for fall planting, plant experts and native plant garden tours, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Magnuson Park, 7400 Sand Point Way N.E., Seattle (wnps.wordpress.com).
Bearded Iris Sale
SAT King County Iris Society sale, many varieties, growing information, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Crossroads Bellevue, 15600 N.E. Eighth St., Bellevue (www.kcis.org).
Caring For Roses Workshop
SAT History of roses, choosing the right variety for your site, how to make your roses thrive, 1 p.m. Saturday, Songaia's Community Garden, 22401 39th Ave. S.E., Bothell; $15-$35 (206-902-8107 or songaiagarden.weebly.com/workshop-schedule.html).
Sky Nursery events
SAT-SUN Care of indoor cactuses and succulents, 1:30 p.m. Saturday; planting bulbs now for spring beauty, 1 p.m. Sunday, Sky Nursery, 18528 Aurora Ave. N., Shoreline; free (206-548-4851 or www.skynursery.com).
SAT-SUN U-cut or precut dahlias, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturdays in Sept., Dahlia Barn, 13110 446th Ave. S.E., North Bend (425-888-2155 or www.dahliabarn.com).
SAT-SUN Tips on rhodies for year-round interest and tips for fall care, 11 a.m. Saturday; maintenance and winterizing rain gardens and ponds, 2 p.m. Sunday, Christianson's Nursery, 15806 Best Road, Mount Vernon; $5, reservations required (360-466-3821 or www.christiansonsnursery.com).
Fall Container Gardening
SUN Demo and seminar on designing creative fall containers for bright colors throughout the fall, 1 p.m. Sunday, The Plant Farm, 15022 Twin Lakes Ave. N.E., Marysville; free (360-652-3351 or theplantfarm.com/events.htm).
Newcastle Trails Walk
SAT Interlaken Trailblazers 11K (6.8 miles) with steep hills or 6K (3.7 miles) Volkssport walk on sidewalks, road shoulders and primitive hiking trail, start anytime 9 a.m.-noon, finish by 3 p.m. Saturday, HomeStreet Bank, 6949 Coal Creek Pkwy. S.E., Newcastle; free (www.interlakentrailblazers.org).
Issaquah Alps Trails Club
SUN South Grand Ridge easy 5-mile hike, 9:30 a.m. Sunday; water, food, daypack, hiking shoes/boots required, Issaquah Alps Trail Club clubhouse, First and Bush Streets, Issaquah (www.issaquahalps.org).
Weekly Weaving Class
FRI Learn to weave on tabletop loom, 1:30 p.m. Friday, Swedish Cultural Center, 1920 Dexter Ave. N., Seattle; $3 (206-283-1090 or www.swedishculturalcenter.org).
Kitsap Doll Club Show and Sale
SAT Vendors selling antique, collectible and modern dolls and toys; doll clothing, accessories, furniture; American Girl items; miniatures; doll restringing available; door prizes, seminars; raffle of American Girl doll and wardrobe to benefit ALIVE Women's Shelter, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Bremerton Oslo Lodge Sons of Norway, 1018 18th St., Bremerton; $2 (360-426-2232 or www.dolliecentral.com).
Seattle Dollhouse Miniature Show
SAT-SUN Show and sale of scale dollhouse miniatures by 50 dealers, miniatures, houses, scenes, exhibit area of 70 finished miniature houses, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday, Seattle Center Northwest Rooms, north side of KeyArena, Seattle; $3-$6 (360-671-3217 or www.SeattleDollhouseShow.com).
Poulsbo Classic Yacht Rendezvous
SAT-SUN International Classic Yacht Association gathering, open to the public 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Sunday, Poulsbo Marina, Poulsbo (classicyacht.org/content/poulsbo-classic-yacht-rendezvous-0).
"2 Days in New York"
It's new at the Crest Cinema. Also there: "The Avengers," "Safety Not Guaranteed" and "The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel" ($3).
It's new at the Admiral Theater in West Seattle. Also there: "The Avengers" and "The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel" ($5.75).
"Girl Model" and "Beasts of the Southern Wild"
They're new at the Varsity Theatre. Also there: "Moonrise Kingdom." All seats on Tuesday are $7.
"Evil Dead 2: Dead by Dawn"
It's the midnight movie at the Egyptian Friday and Saturday. All seats are $8.25.
"End of Watch"
It's new at the Big Picture Seattle. The 3:45 p.m. shows on Saturday and Sunday, and the 6 p.m. shows Monday-Wednesday, are $8.
"Romeo + Juliet" and "The Crow"
They're new at the Central Cinema in Seattle. All shows $6-$8.
"The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel"
It's new at the Tin Theater in Burien this week. All shows $8.
"Hit & Run" and "Total Recall"
They're new at the Gateway in Federal Way. Also there: "The Avengers 3D," "Step Up Revolution," "The Amazing Spider-Man 3D," "Prometheus 3D," "Madea's Witness Protection," "Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted 3D" and "Men in Black 3" ($2, all seats on Tuesdays $1).
Duwamish Story of Native Seattle
SAT Film about Princess Angeline, Chief Seattle's daughter, noon and 1:30 p.m.; exhibits open 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, Duwamish Longhouse & Cultural Center, 4705 W. Marginal Way S.W., Seattle; free (206-431-1582 or www.duwamishtribe.org).
Kids Hands-on Day
SAT Performance by Charles the Clown, learn finger weaving, 11:30 a.m. Saturday, Shoreline Historical Museum, 18501 Linden Ave. N., Shoreline; free (206-542-7111 or shorelinehistoricalmuseum.org).
"To The Moon and Beyond" lecture and book signing
SUN NASA mission controllers Jerry Bostick, Sy Liebergot and Glynn Lunney and Skylab astronaut Gerald Carr, 1 p.m. Sunday, Museum of Flight, 9404 E. Marginal Way S., Seattle; $9-$17 museum admission (206-764-5720 or www.museumofflight.org).
Dale Chihuly and team
SUN Timed tickets available to watch Chihuly and team of artists at work, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Sunday, Museum of Glass, 1801 E. Dock St., Tacoma; $17 (museumofglass.org).
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).
Crystal Mountain Gondola
FRI-SUN Scenic gondola ride to summit with view of Mount Rainier, restaurant, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday-Sunday, Crystal Mountain; $5-$20 (360-663-2265 or www.crystalmountainresort.com).
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).
Discover the Mountains and Sea at Larrabee
SAT Exhibits by environmental organizations, music, guided trail walks, crafts, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Larrabee State Park, 245 Chuckanut Dr., Bellingham; free, Discover Pass required for vehicle access (www.parks.wa.gov/events).
SUN Walk on Piper's Canyon Story Trail, 10 a.m. Sunday, Carkeek Park, meet at the McAbee entrance to Carkeek Park on Eighth Avenue Northwest, Seattle; free (206-386-4237 or www.seattle.gpv/parks).
SUN Walk with a guide to explore fruits, nuts and seed pods in the Arboretum, 1 p.m. Sunday, Graham Visitors Center, 2300 Arboretum Drive E., Seattle; free (206-543-8800 or uwbotanicgardens.org).
"Kokanee and You"
SUN Lake Sammamish Kokanee Workgroup information on Kokanee Salmon, conservation efforts, 11 a.m. Sunday, Mercer Slough Environmental Education Center, 1625 118th Ave. S.E., Bellevue; free (425-452-2565).
Presentation & Walk on Reflexology Path
SUN Twenty-minute presentation on reflexology, walk the reflexology path, 1 p.m. Sunday, Marymoor Park (near tennis courts), 6046 W. Lake Sammamish Parkway N.E., Redmond; free (425-442-0341 or Instepreflexologyonline.com).
Free Days at State Parks
PLAN AHEAD Visit Washington State Parks for free, no Discover Pass required, National Public Lands Day, Sept. 29 (www.discoverpass.wa.gov).
National Parks free entrance days
PLAN AHEAD Free entrance to National Parks, including Lewis & Clark National Historical Park, Mount Rainier National Park, Olympic National Park, Sept. 29 (www.nps.gov/findapark/feefreeparks.htm).
Celebrate Our Community
SAT Community dance and music groups including Rhythms of India, Bentzen School of Highland Dance, Aloha Island Treasurers, Salsa N' Seattle, The Aury Moore Band, noon-3 p.m. Saturday, Marketplace at Factoria, 4055 Factoria Mall, Bellevue; free (ww.marketplaceatfactoria.com).
Professor Pomme's Pomp and Pastry Paradoxicals
SAT All-ages interactive performance to celebrate new public space for park to be fully built by 2016, 6 p.m. Saturday, Future Downtown Park, 161st Avenue Northeast between Redmond Way and Cleveland Street, Redmond; free (425-556-2316 or www.redmond.gov/professorpomme).
Woody and the BPA
SUN Folk music performance and the story of Woody Guthrie's songwriting for the Bonneville Power Administration, 2 p.m. Sunday, Everett Public Library, 2702 Hoyt Ave., Everett; free (425-257-8000).
SUN Fremont Oktoberfest 5K run, costumes encouraged, beer-belly division head start for men over 220 pounds and women over 175 pounds, 10 a.m. Sunday, Solstice Plaza, North 34th Street and Fremont Avenue North, Seattle; $25-$35 (www.fremontoktoverfest.com).
Friends of the Shoreline Library Book Sale
FRI-SUN Books, CDs, DVDs, 5-7 p.m. Friday, members only (memberships available at the door); open to all 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, fill a bag for $3, noon Sunday, Shoreline Library, 345 N.E. 175th St., Shoreline (206-362-7550 or www.kcls.org).
Friends of the Kent Library Annual Used Book Sale
FRI-SUN Used-book sale to support library programs, most items 50 cents, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Friday-Saturday, 1-3 p.m. Sunday, Kent Library, 212 Second Ave. N., Kent (253-859-3330 or www.kcls.org).
Reduce Reuse Recycle Garage Sale
SAT Support the Center's free and low-cost science and nature programs, shop 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday; donate (except for clothes/shoes) the day before, Seward Park Audubon Center, 5902 Lake Washington Boulevard S., Seattle (206-652-2444 or sewardpark.audubon.org).
World Language Book Sale
SAT Books in many languages for all ages, 50 cents to $2, proceeds support Bellevue libraries, 10 a.m.-6:30 p.m. Saturday, Library Connection Crossroads, 15600 N.E. Eighth St., Suite K-11, Bellevue (425-644-6203).
Northwest Glass Pumpkin Patch-Woodinville
SAT Tacoma Glassblowing Studio display and sale of 2,000+ handblown glass pumpkins by local glass artists, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Molbak's, 13625 N.E. 175th St., Woodinville (253-383-3499 or www.tacomaglassblowing.com).
SAT Party bus for Tacoma shopping, continental breakfast, lunch, swag bag; benefits Broadway Center's accessibility programs, 9 a.m. Saturday, Tacoma; $75 (253-591-5894 or www.broadwaycenter.org).
Poulsbo Sons of Norway Legendary Rummage Sale
SAT Benefit sale, 9 a.m. Saturday, Sons of Norway, 18891 Front St. N.E., Poulsbo; free (360-779-5209 or poulsbosonsofnorway.com/calendar.html).
Farm Days on the Cobblestones
SAT-SUN Extra space for farm vendors Wednesdays, Saturdays, Sundays; cooking demos noon and 2 p.m. most Sundays, Pike Place Market, Seattle (www.pikeplacemarket.org).
Digital Art Festival
FRI-SEPT. 28 Showcasing digital arts including animation, illustration, music and new media with presentations and activities for all ages and abilities, interactive exhibits, digital-art showcase, live performances, Sept. 21-28, DigiPen Institute of Technology, 9931 Willows Road N.E., Redmond; $20-$65, ages 11 and younger free (425-867-0400 or www.digitalartfestival.com).
Trail to Treasure
FRI Alliance for Pioneer Square historical walking tour, 3 p.m. Friday, Occidental Square Park, Occidental Avenue South and South Main Street, Seattle; free, donations welcome; preregister (trail2treasure.org).
Seattle Architecture Foundation
FRI-SAT Walking tours; $15-$25, reservations recommended (800-838-3006 or www.seattlearchitecture.org).
• "Harvard/Belmont: The Rich Life on Capitol Hill," upscale early-20th-century architecture. 10 a.m. Saturday, in front of Merrill Court Townhouses, 901 Harvard Ave. E., Seattle;
• "South Lake Union: Extreme Makeover," 10 a.m. Saturday, Naval Reserve Building, 860 Terry Ave. N., Seattle.
• "Greatest Hits," 10 a.m. Sept. 28, Seattle Architecture Foundation, 1333 Fifth Ave., Rainier Square Atrium, Seattle.
Modern Home Tours Seattle
SAT Self-guided driving tour to explore the inside and outside of Seattle's modern architecture and interior design, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, Seattle; $25-$30, ages 11 and younger free (512-535-1801 or seattle.modernhometours.com).
Next 50 Cultural Exchange Tours
SAT Transportation, ethnic cuisine, neighborhood folklore presentation and community economics; Chinatown-International District, 10 a.m. Saturday, $43 includes lunch; Ballard Cultural Exchange Tour, 10 a.m. Saturday, $21; MLK Business Association Walking Tour, Sept. 29, free; from Seattle Center, Seattle (www.ticketmaster.com).
Century 21 Walking Tours
SEPT. 27 MOHAI hosts 90-minute walking tours of Seattle Center campus to explore the architectural and historical legacies of the 1962 World's Fair, 10 a.m. second and fourth Thursdays and 11 a.m. first and third Saturdays through Oct. 20, 10 a.m. Sept. 27, Seattle Center, Seattle; $5, advanced reservations encouraged, day-of tickets subject to availability (seattlehistory.org).
SAT East Africa: The Migration, Maasai and safari, 10 a.m.; Southern Africa, 1 p.m. Saturday, Savvy Traveler, 112 Fifth Ave. S., Edmonds; free (425-744-6076 or www.savvytravelerstore.com).
Europe Through the Back Door Travel Class
SAT Packing light and right, 10 a.m. Saturday, Edmonds Theater, 415 Main St., Edmonds; free, reservations required (425-771-8303, ext. 298 or www.ricksteves.com).
Beaver Lake Dog Park Volunteer Project
SAT Help improve dog park and surrounding areas, limited amount of tools available, bring your own if possible, wear sturdy shoes, for ages 14 and older, 9 a.m. Saturday, Beaver Lake Park, 25201 SE 24th St., Sammamish (425-295-0556 or www.ci.sammamish.wa.us/events/Default.aspx?ID=2644).
Overlake Hospital Medical Center Eastside Vitality Health Month
SAT Meet physicians and staff, cholesterol/glucose screenings, body-mass-index readings, blood-pressure checks, cardiac and diabetes risk-factor assessments, clinic tours, giveaways, 9 a.m.-noon Saturday, appointment required for some screenings, Overlake Medical Clinics Redmond, 16315 N.E. 74th St., Redmond Town Center, Redmond; free (425-635-6470 or www.overlakehospital.org/eastsidevitality).