A detailed, categorized calendar of events all over Seattle and Western Washington, Nov. 9-15, 2012.
Bring a Buddy On-Leash
Guided Nature Walk
SAT Bring your dog on guided nature walk, learn about park wildlife, kids welcome, noon Saturday, Seward Park Audubon Center, 5902 Lake Washington Boulevard S., Seattle; $3-$5 (206-652-2444 or www.brownpapertickets.com/event/285075).
SAT Cats and kittens from Seattle Animal Shelter foster homes available for adoption, noon-3 p.m. Saturday, Ravenna-Eckstein Community Center, 6535 Ravenna Ave. N.E., Seattle; adoption fees $45-$135 (206-386-7387 or www.seattleanimalshelter.org).
Cat Adoption Event
SAT Meet adoptable cats, all spayed/neutered, noon Saturday, Petco, 3717 S. Meridian St., Puyallup (206-486-4738 or www.pawsitivealliance.org).
Career Day at Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium
SAT Information for students from fifth grade to university level on careers as zookeepers, zoo veterinarians, marine biologists or environmental educators, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium, Tacoma; free admission for students (253-591-5337 or www.pdza.org).
Veterans Day, Woodland Park Zoo
SUN Free admission to all active, veteran and retired U.S. military personnel with ID and their spouses and $5 off regular zoo admission for up to four accompanying family members, 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday, Woodland Park Zoo, 5500 Phinney Ave. N., Seattle; $8.50-$11.75 (206-548-2500 or www.zoo.org).
Veterans Appreciation Day at Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium
SUN Free admission to all veterans and active U.S. military with ID, 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday, Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium, 5400 N. Pearl St., Tacoma; $6.25-$14.50 (253-591-5337 or www.pdza.org).
WEC Green Gala
SAT Washington Environmental Council dinner, auction, music, entertainment, 6 p.m. Saturday, Washington State Convention Center, Seattle; $125-$175 (206-631-2629 or wecprotects.org/greengala).
It Takes a Village
SAT GambiaHELP auction, African meal, Adefua traditional dancing/drumming performance to support sustainable projects for women and children in Africa, 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Center for Urban Horticulture, 3501 N.E. 41st St., Seattle; $90 (206-660-5826 or www.GambiaHELP.org).
Columbia Tower Club
SAT Black Tie, Blue Jeans & The Blues charity gala to benefit Muscular Dystrophy Association, 8 p.m. Saturday, Columbia Tower Club, 701 Fifth Ave., Seattle; $50-$125 (206-622-2010 or clubcorpcharityclassic.com).
There's No Place Like A Helping Hands Home Auction
SAT "Wizard of Oz"-themed auction to benefit nonprofit agency that houses developmentally disabled adults, 5:30 p.m. Saturday, Embassy Suites Hotel, 3225 158th Ave. S.E., Bellevue; $50-$475 (425-644-4344 or hhftd.maestroweb.com).
SAT Music by the Moonlight Swing Orchestra, dinner, wine and beer available, benefits senior programs, 5 p.m. Saturday, East County Senior Center, 276 Sky River Parkway, Monroe; $7-$9 (360-794-6359 or www.eastcountyseniorcenter.org).
GLBT Bar Association of Washington QLaw Foundation
TUE Support QLaw Foundation public interest law grants, GLBT Legal Clinic, Project OUTreach community education programming, 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Portage Bay Cafe, 391 Terry Ave. N., Seattle; $40 (www.q-law.org/FallTacular2012).
Teatro ZinZanni Gala
WED Dinner, auction, performance to benefit nonprofit dinner theater, 5 p.m. Wednesday, Teatro ZinZanni, 222 Mercer St., Seattle; $100-$125 (206-802-0015 or dreams.zinzanni.org).
Ryther Fundraising Luncheon
NOV. 15 Keynote Speaker Howard Behar, proceeds for programs to help children, teens and families overcome trauma, addiction and mental illness, 11:30 a.m. Nov. 15, Grand Hyatt Hotel, Seattle; donation requested (206-517-0215 or www.ryther.org/donate).
Swedish/Edmonds Imagine Gala
PLAN AHEAD Reception, auction, dinner benefits medical care to uninsured and underinsured patients, 6 p.m. Nov. 16, Lynnwood Convention Center, Lynnwood; $150 (206-386-2738).
PLAN AHEAD Auction of behind-the-scenes tours to support animal conservation projects around the world; bake sale, lunch available, auction preview and guaranteed bids, noon-2 p.m.; silent auction, bake sale, dinner available, 4-8 p.m. Nov. 16, Woodland Park Zoo Education Center, North 50th Street and Fremont Avenue North, Seattle; free admission (206-548-2581 or www.zoo.org).
Festival of Trees
Gala Dinner & Auction
PLAN AHEAD Dinner and auction to benefit Seattle Children's Hospital, 6 p.m. Nov. 17, Fairmont Olympic Hotel, Seattle; $125 (www.seattlefestivaloftrees.com).
SUN West Seattle Spokespeople and In Motion 6-mile, easy pace ride with several shopping stops, 11 a.m. Sunday, Alki Bike and Board, 2606 California Ave. S.W., Seattle (206-938-3322 or www.cascade.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).
Veterans Day Parade & Observance
SAT Parade with military flyover, honor guards, veterans units, antique cars, 11 a.m. Saturday, west on Main Street from E Street Southeast to A Street Northwest, Auburn; Military Display and Exhibit Showcase, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, downtown Auburn (253-931-3043 or www.auburnwa.gov).
Taste of Tulalip
FRI-SAT Dinner with premium wines, 6 p.m. Friday; wine and food demos, chef challenges, wine seminar, VIP Magnum party and Grand Taste with over 120 wineries, Saturday, Tulalip Casino Resort, Tulalip; $85-$225 (360-716-6000 or www.tasteoftulalip.com).
PNA Beer Taste
SAT Choose 10 tastes from local Northwest breweries' winter ales and specialty brews, snacks and auction of beer paraphernalia, 7 p.m. Saturday, Phinney Neighborhood Center, 6532 Phinney Ave. N., Seattle; $10-$30 (206-783-2244 or www.phinneycenter.org/events/beer.shtml).
Harvest Wine Tour
SAT-SUN Olympic Peninsula Wineries Association of Washington celebration of Washington wines and ciders, including new releases, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday-Sunday; $5-$30 (800-785-5495 or www.olympicpeninsulawineries.org).
PLAN AHEAD Wine bars, French buffet, music, dancing, wine education and chef demonstrations, 7 p.m. Nov. 16, Columbia Tower Club, Seattle; $48-$120 (www.faccpnw.org).
South Sound Gem, Opal and Mineral Show
FRI-SUN Demonstrations, exhibits, hands-on activities, crafts, silent auction, sale, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday-Saturday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday, Puyallup Fair and Events Center, 110 Ninth Ave. S.W., Puyallup; $4, ages 11 and younger free (253-841-5045 or www.thefair.com).
"Jupiter & the Trojans"
SAT Learn about Jupiter, its more than 60 moons, and its influence on the solar system, 7 p.m. Saturday, Edwin E. Ritchie Observatory, Battle Point Park, Bainbridge Island; $2 (206-842-1952 or www.bpastro.org).
NW Orchid Society Fall Sale
SAT-SUN Extensive selection of orchids from Northwest vendors, information, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday; seminar on growing orchids, 10 a.m. Saturday, Swansons Nursery, 9701 15th Ave. N.W., Seattle (206-782-2543 or www.swansonsnursery.com/Seminars.shtml).
Antique and Collectible Show
SAT-SUN Display, vendors, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday, Puyallup Fair and Events Center, 110 Ninth Ave. S.W., Puyallup; $3-$8 (253-841-5045 or www.thefair.com).
Carvers Association Show and Sale
SAT-SUN Wood-carving competitions and demonstrations, sale of carving materials, wood carvings, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday, Puyallup Fair and Events Center, 110 Ninth Ave. S.W., Puyallup; $7, ages 11 and younger free (253-841-5045 or www.woodcarvers.org).
The Fungi of our Forest
SUN Hike our trails with Kitsap Peninsula Mycological Society to learn about mushroom identification, information on resources to learn more, 1 p.m. Sunday, IslandWood, 4450 Blakely Ave. N.E., Bainbridge Island; $5, preregister (206-855-4384 or islandwood.org/events/mushroom-mania-the-fungi-of-our-forest-november-11th-2012).
Quilt, Craft and Sewing
NOV. 15-17 Sewing, quilting, embroidery, knitting, scrapbooking and other creative arts vendors, workshops, seminars, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Nov. 15-17, Puyallup Fair and Events Center, Puyallup; $10, half-price admission coupon on website (253-841-5045 or www.quiltcraftsew.com).
Grand Opening of the Space Shuttle Trainer Exhibit
SAT Opening ceremony and ribbon cutting, music, entertainment and tours to celebrate the debut of NASA's Space Shuttle Trainer in its new home at the Space Gallery, 11 a.m. Saturday, Museum of Flight, 9404 E. Marginal Way S., Seattle; museum admission $9-$17 (www.museumofflight.org/shuttle-trainer">www.museumofflight.org/shuttle-trainer).
Fremont: Timber to Troll
SAT "Fremont: Timber to Troll" exhibit on the history of Seattle's Fremont Neighborhood grand opening with premier of excerpts from a living documentary on Fremont, community photo exhibit and art project, 2 p.m. Saturday, History House of Greater Seattle, 790 N. 34th St., Seattle; free (206-675-8875 or www.historyhouse.org).
Watch History in the Making: The Shenandoah Restoration Project
SAT Watch on-site restoration of historic wooden fishing vessel Shenandoah, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, Harbor History Museum, 4121 Harborview Drive, Gig Harbor; $5-$7 (253-858-6722 or www.harborhistorymuseum.org/programs/shenandoah-project/).
Some Assembly Required
SAT-SUN Boeing Company event with activities for kids 3 and older to explore what it takes to make big things like airplanes and the teamwork behind assembling products, with paper-airplane test flight center, team project to build and assemble a LEGO airplane, 10 a.m. Saturday-Sunday, Seattle Children's Museum, Seattle Center House, Seattle; $6.50-$7.50 (206-576-2322 or www.thechildrensmuseum.org/manufacturing).
Museum of Flight
SUN Boeing Employees' Concert Band performs patriotic music, Veterans Day ceremony guest speakers and a color guard, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Sunday, Museum of Flight, 9404 E. Marginal Way S., Seattle; $9-$17, all U.S. veterans and current U.S. military personnel admitted to the Museum free of charge (206-764-5720 or www.museumofflight.org).
Veterans Day at Flying Heritage Collection
SUN Honoring all who served with free admission for all veterans and active duty military, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday, Flying Heritage Collection, 3407 109th St. SW, Everett; $8-$12 (www.flyingheritage.com).
Future of Flight Aviation Center honors veterans
SUN-MON Free admission to all U.S. and Canadian military veterans and active duty military with ID, including free Boeing tours on space-available basis, 8:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m., last tour at 3 p.m. Sunday-Monday, Future of Flight Aviation Center & Boeing Tour, 8415 Paine Field Blvd., Mukilteo; $9-$18 (425-438-8100 or www.futureofflight.org).
MON Learn how veterans help to keep us safe, add to community wall art project, 10 a.m.- 4 p.m. Monday, Seattle Children's Museum, Seattle Center House, Seattle; $6.50-$7.50 (206-576-2322 or www.thechildrensmuseum.org).
The Scientific Lens —
Orcas in Puget Sound
WED Vessel captain and field biologist Dave Ellifrit on orcas in Puget Sound, 7 p.m. Wednesday, Burke Museum of Natural History and Culture, University of Washington, Seattle; $5 (206-543-5590 or www.burkemuseum.org).
LeMay — America's
THRU NOV. 30 Food drive, $2 off admission with donation of two cans of food, free admission for ages 12 and younger with donation of two cans of food, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. daily through November (closed Nov. 22), LeMay — America's Car Museum, 2702 East D St., Tacoma; regular admission $8-$14 (www.lemaymuseum.org).
Mercer Slough Adult Enrichment Series: "Puget Prairies"
SAT Learn about ecology, natural history, conservation and where to go to see native prairies in our region, noon Saturday, Mercer Slough Environmental Education Center, 1625 118th Ave. S.E., Bellevue; free (425-452-2565).
Free days at state parks
SAT-MON Visit any Washington State Parks site for free, no Discover Pass required, Saturday, Sunday, Monday (www.parks.wa.gov/events).
Free days at national parks
SAT-MON Free entrance to national parks including Mount Rainier and Olympic National Parks; Saturday, Sunday, Monday; all vehicles traveling within Mount Rainier National Park required to carry tire chains (www.nps.gov/findapark/feefreeparks.htm).
SUN Walk focusing on fall color displayed by Japanese Maples, 1 p.m. Sunday, Graham Visitors Center, 2300 Arboretum Drive E., Washington Park Arboretum, Seattle; free (206-543-8800 or uwbotanicgardens.org).
SAT Argentina! tango dance workshop, music by Tangabrazo, food, 6 p.m. Saturday, Rainier Valley Cultural Center, 3515 S. Alaska St., Seattle; $10, $7/seniors and students, $5/ages 2-12 (206-725-7517 or www.rainiervalleyculturalcenter.org).
Third Place Commons
SAT Musical and circus arts with seasonal theme with Linda Severt, 1 p.m. Saturday, Third Place Commons, 17171 Bothell Way N.E., Lake Forest Park; free (206-366-3302 or www.thirdplacecommons.org).
Winter Pineapple Classic
SAT Challenging 5K run with obstacles, followed by luau, beer garden, entertainment, 9 a.m. Saturday, Mountain Meadows Farm, 10106 422nd Lane S.E., North Bend; $75 (www.winterpineappleclassic.org).
Providence Mount St. Vincent Holiday Bazaar
FRI-SAT Holiday gifts, collectibles, bake sale and more to benefit resident programs, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Friday-Saturday, Providence Mount St. Vincent, 4831 35th Ave. S.W., Seattle (206-937-3700 or providence.org/themount).
Newport Snowsports Swap
FRI-SAT Huge sale of new and recycled ski, snowboard and related gear, 1-9 p.m. Friday, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday, Newport High School, 4333 Factoria Blvd. S.E., Bellevue (newportskiswap.com).
Thrift store benefit sale
FRI-SAT Storewide half-off sale, proceeds benefit local charities, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday-Saturday, Eastside Community Aid Thrift Shop, 12451 116th Ave. N.E., Kirkland (425-825-1877 or ecathriftshop.org).
Benefit Estate Sale
FRI-SAT Includes collectibles, jewelry, antiques, art, household items, linens, glassware, holiday decorations, proceeds benefit nursing home, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Friday-Saturday, Providence Marianwood, 3725 Providence Point Drive S.E., Issaquah (425-391-2800).
SAT Vendors, silent auction, bake sale, raffle, lunch available, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Bryn Mawr United Methodist Church, 8016 S. 116th St., Seattle (206-772-0880).
SAT Celebrating its 21st birthday with discounts and deals, goody bags for the first 100 customers, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Seattle Chocolate Company, 1180 Andover Park W., Seattle (425-264-2800 or www.seattlechocolates.com).
Gentle Giving Fair: Holiday Giving with Justice
SAT Fair trade gifts, holiday decorations from around the world, opportunity to make donations to local charities for gifts, lunch, bake sale, book sale, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Richmond Beach Congregational Church, 1512 N.W. 195th St., Shoreline (206-778-4686 or www.rbccucc.org).
SAT Art, gifts, Christmas décor, vintage flea market furniture, bake sale, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, Seattle Lutheran Laestadian Church, 22420 102nd Ave. S.E., Woodinville (360-668-1965 or harvestmarket.weebly.com).
Marysville United Methodist Church bazaar
SAT Forty vendors, bake sale, cake walk to benefit Marysville Kloz 4 Kidz ministry, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Marysville United Methodist Church, 5600 64th St. N.E., Marysville (360-659-8521 or marysvilleumc.org).
SAT-SUN Christmas specialty foods, ethnic Latvian foods, decorative pillows, dolls, knitted articles, stuffed toys, jewelry, ceramics, hot meals, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, noon-4 p.m. Sunday, Latvian Community Center, 11710 Third Ave. N.E., Seattle (www.seattlelatviancenter.com).
Open House and Sale
SAT-SUN Hundreds of blown glass vases, bowls and ornaments from $15, meet the artists, 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Saturday, noon-5 p.m. Sunday, Blowing Sands Glass Studio, 5805 14th Ave. N.W., Seattle (www.sutherlandglass.com).
Northwest Artisan Gift Show
SAT-SUN Northwest Polymer Clay Guild jewelry, ceramics, glass, textiles, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday, ArtWorks, 200 Dayton St., Edmonds (nwpcg.org).
Holiday Craft Fair
SAT-SUN Craft fair with 100 vendors, bake sale, Santa visits, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, noon-4 p.m. Sunday, Saint Brendan Catholic School, 10049 N.E. 195th St., Bothell (school.saintbrendan.org).
Holiday Boutique Show
WED-NOV. 18 Crafts from local artists, jewelry, clothing, home and garden items, 4-9 p.m. Nov. 14, 9:30 a.m.-9 p.m. Nov. 15-17, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Nov. 18, The Hollywood Schoolhouse, 14810 N.E. 145th St., Woodinville (425-861-0794).
Christmas Craft Show
NOV. 15-17 Crafts by 95 vendors in a holiday setting, 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Nov. 15-16, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Nov. 17, Vasa Park Resort & Ballroom, 3560 W. Lake Sammamish Parkway S.E., Bellevue (www.countrycreation.blogspot.com).
SAT-SUN Dasher and Blitzen, two of Santa's live reindeer, on display 9 a.m.-6 p.m. daily through Dec. 24; photo opportunity with sleigh, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday-Sunday and Nov. 24-25, Swansons Nursery, 9701 15th Ave. N.W., Seattle; free (206-782-2543 or www.swansonsnursery.com/Events/Reindeer/Reindeer.shtml).
Molbak's Holiday Kick-Off
SAT-SUN Display and sale of more than 25 varieties of poinsettias, holiday music featuring Northshore Schools students, gingerbread house display, kids' craft activities, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday-Sunday; Veterans Day concert, 1 p.m. Sunday, Molbak's, 13625 N.E. 175th St., Woodinville (425-483-5000 or www.molbaks.com).
Free Recycling — Appliances, Electronics and Scrap Metal
SAT Recycling truck collecting appliances or electronics, TVs, computers, monitors, printers, car batteries, cellphones, scrap metal, tools, metal furniture, bicycles, exercise equipment, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, Magnolia United Methodist Church, 2836 34th Ave. W., Seattle; free, cash donations appreciated to support the Creating Young Minds Academy (253-737-8064).
Overlake Medical Clinics Highmark Health Screenings & Tours
SAT Community health clinic at new location, free cholesterol, blood pressure, vascular screenings, cardiac and diabetes risk assessments, tours, 9 a.m.-noon Saturday, Overlake Medical Clinics Highmark, 1740 N.W. Maple St., Issaquah; free, advance online registration recommended (425-635-6191 or www.overlakehospital.org).
Veterans Day Celebration, Shoreline
MON Program honoring veterans, 2 p.m. Monday, Shoreline City Hall, 17500 Midvale Ave. N., Shoreline (www.cityofshoreline.com).
Egyptian Lecture Series: Modern Science Leads to King Tut's Killer
TUE Learn about the latest studies that reveal the most likely cause of the death of King Tutankhamun, 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Town Hall, 1119 Eighth Ave., Seattle; $5-$10 (206-269-5728 or www.pacificsciencecenter.org/King-Tut/ancient-egypt-lecture-series).
Seattle's Pocket Parks
TUE Seattle Architecture Foundation stories of the design process for small urban parks, 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Town Hall, 1119 Eighth Ave., Seattle; $10-$15 (www.brownpapertickets.com/event/266934).
WWII Tuskegee Airmen & 442nd Batallion Honored
WED Tommie Lamb, President of Washington's Chapter of the Tuskegee Airmen, World War II's African-American military unit, and Tosh Okamoto of WWII Japanese-American 442nd battalion, Mark Mitsui, President of North Seattle Community College, in program "Leadership in Uniform and Beyond: How the Military Service and Moral Leadership of WWII Era 442nd Veterans, Tuskegee Airmen, and other Excluded-Americans Led to Civil Rights," in celebration of Veterans Day, noon Wednesday, North Seattle Community College Baxter Center, 9600 College Way N., Seattle; free (northseattle.edu).
SAT Walking tour of building embellishments, ends at Smith Tower, 10 a.m. Saturday, Seattle Architecture Foundation, 1333 Fifth Ave., Rainier Square Atrium, Seattle; $15-$25 (800-838-3006 or www.seattlearchitecture.org).
Veterans Day Tour at Edmonds Memorial Cemetery
SAT Local historians lead a tour of veterans' graves at a historic cemetery with more than 400 veterans interred dating back to the Civil War, 1 p.m. Saturday, Edmonds Memorial Cemetery, 820 15th St. S.W., Edmonds; free (425-776-1543 or www.cemetery.edmondswa.gov).
Lummi Island Artists/Holiday Studio Tour
SAT-SUN Display and sale of paintings, prints, pottery, jewelry, photography, quilts, glass and more by 18 artists at 12 locations around the island, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, Lummi Island (360-758-7121 or lummi-island.com).
Northlake Wedding & Events Tour
SUN Tour of venues and vendors for your event, 11 a.m. Sunday, Center for Urban Horticulture, 3501 N.E. 41st St., Seattle; $15-$25 (www.northlakewedding.com).
Operation Christmas Child National Collection Week
MON Fill a shoe box with school supplies, toys, necessity items and a note of encouragement for a child overseas suffering due to disaster, disease, war, terrorism, famine or poverty. Boxes collected at sites around the Seattle area Nov. 12-19, see website for information (www.samaritanspurse.org).
Beat Holiday Stress
SAT Tips on managing time, entertaining, shopping, 11 a.m. Saturday, Mountlake Terrace Library, 23300 58th Ave. W., Mountlake Terrace; free, preregister (425-776-8722).