Festivals, fairs and activities for the week starting Nov. 16, 2012.
SAT Zoo animals get raw turkeys and other autumn-themed treats, 10 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Saturday, Woodland Park Zoo, 5500 Phinney Ave. N., Seattle; $8.50-$11.75 (206-548-2500 or www.zoo.org).
SAT Pet photos with Santa, proceeds benefit Seattle Humane Society, 2-5 p.m. Saturday, Molbak's, 13625 N.E. 175th St., Woodinville; $20 (425-483-5000 or www.molbaks.com).
Arctic Animal Play Day at Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium
SAT Enrichment treats for polar bears, musk oxen and Arctic foxes, 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium, 5400 N. Pearl St., Tacoma; $6.25-$14.50 (253-591-5337 or www.pdza.org).
Magnolia Off-Leash Area Grand Opening Celebration
SUN Work party, 10 a.m., opening festivities, 1 p.m. Sunday, Magnolia Manor Park, 3500 28th Ave. W., Seattle (magnoliamanorpark.org).
Adopt a Senior Pet Month
ONGOING Adoption fees waived on cats and dogs ages 7 and older through November, Seattle Humane Society, 13212 S.E. Eastgate Way, Bellevue (425-641-0080 or seattlehumane.org).
Seattle Auto Show
FRI-SUN Display of hundreds of new 2013 cars from all major makers, test drives, exotic cars, 1-9 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday, CenturyLink Field Event Center, 800 Occidental Ave. S., Seattle; $10-$12, ages 12 and younger free with adult (www.seattleautoshow.com).
FRI 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. Friday, Woodland Park Zoo Education Center, North 50th Street and Fremont Avenue North, Seattle; free admission (206-548-2581 or www.zoo.org).
Local Giving Fair
SAT Information on how to make donations to support local social service organizations, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, Greenwood Senior Center, 525 N. 85th St., Seattle (206-297-0875 or www.greenwoodseniorcenter.org).
Festival of Hope
SAT-SUN Vendors to support projects locally and in developing countries, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, noon-3 p.m. Sunday, Keystone Congregational Church, 5019 Keystone Place N., Seattle (on Facebook, search "34th Annual Festival of Hope").
Green Lake Gobble 10K & 5K
SUN Thanksgiving themed 10K and 5K on the streets around Green Lake Park, free kids dash, costume contest, Mashed Potato Munch Off competitive eating contest; benefits Seattle's Union Gospel Mission, 9:30 a.m. Sunday, Green Lake Park, 7201 E. Green Lake Drive N., Seattle; $35-$45 (206-729-9972 or www.promotionevents.com/Thanksgiving).
Seattle Turkey Trot
NOV. 22 Casual 5K walk/run, benefits Ballard Food Bank, 9 a.m. Nov. 22 from Northwest 85th Street and 32nd Avenue Northwest, Seattle; $25-$30 (206-789-7800 or seattleturkeytrot.org).
Issaquah Turkey Trot
NOV. 22 Casual 5K, benefits Issaquah Food and Clothing Bank, Thanksgiving costumes encouraged, 9 a.m. Nov. 22, City of Issaquah Northwest Building, 1775 12th Ave. N.W., Issaquah; $5-$25 (www.issaquahturkeytrot.org).
Bainbridge Island Turkey Trot
NOV. 22 Run/walk 1 mile, 8:30 a.m., 5K, 9 a.m. Nov. 22, benefits Helpline, Battle Point Park, 11299 Arrow Point Drive N.E., Bainbridge Island; $10-$30 (www.bainbridgeturkeytrot.org).
Norpoint Turkey Trot
NOV. 22 5K chip-timed run, 2 mile run/walk, kids' trot, costume contest, 9 a.m. Nov. 22, Center at Norpoint, 4818 Nassau Ave. N.E., Tacoma; $35-$40; $5/kids trot ages 3-6 (www.metroparkstacome.org/trot).
Bike Check-up Day
SAT Free bike check-up and estimate on labor, free labor on a flat fix (tubes/patches $1-5), 1-4 p.m. Saturday, Whistle Stop Co-op Cafe & Bike Shop, 7148 Martin Luther King, Jr. Way, Seattle (206-721-5672 or www.facebook.com/WhistleStopCoOp).
SAT Cascade Bicycle Club 15-20 miles, easy pace, mostly flat ride, 10 a.m. Saturday, Maple Avenue and Pine Avenue, Snohomish; steady rain cancels (cascade.org).
Pumpkin Pie Warm-up
SUN Cascade Bicycle Club 20 mile, leisurely paced ride with some hills, snack stops, showers cancel, noon Sunday, Sammamish River Park, 17995 102nd Ave. N.E., Bothell (cascade.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/emeraldcity).
Sno-King International Folk Dance Club
SAT Folk dance lesson, international folk dancing: 7 p.m. Saturday, Cedar Valley Grange, 20526 52nd Ave. W., Lynnwood; $5-$7 (425-385-2088 or sno-king.org).
Seattle Family Dance
SUN Dance with live folk music, for ages 9 and younger and their families, no partner or experience necessary, 3 p.m. Sunday, Phinney Neighborhood Center, 6532 Phinney Ave. N., Seattle; $6-$18 (206-330-7408 or seattledance.org/family).
Fall Best of the Northwest
FRI-SUN 250 artists selling jewelry, clothing, paintings, glass and other arts and crafts, music, fashion show, art demonstrations, wine tastings, activities for all ages, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Friday-Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday, Smith Cove Cruise Terminal 91, 2001 W. Garfield St., Seattle; $6-$8 (206-525-5926 or www.nwartalliance.com).
21 Acres Raw Food Vegan: Thanksgiving
FRI Recipes for a raw food vegan eats for Thanksgiving dinner, 6:30 p.m. Friday, 21 Acres Farm, 13701 N.E. 171st St., Woodinville; $55-$117 (425-481-1500 or 21acres.org).
Autumn Wine Release and Sale
FRI-SAT Northwest Wine Academy wine tasting and sale, noon-6 p.m. Friday-Saturday, South Seattle Community College, 6000 16th Ave. S.W., Seattle (206-934-7942 or www.nwwineacademy.southseattle.edu).
Art of Pancakes
SAT Breakfast to benefit community center programs, 9 a.m.-noon Saturday, Ravenna-Eckstein Community Center, 6535 Ravenna Ave. N.E., Seattle; $3 (206-684-7534 or www.seattle.gov/parks).
Pancake breakfast, Bothell
SAT Breakfast benefits senior programs, 8-11 a.m. Saturday, Northshore Senior Center, 10201 E. Riverside Drive, Bothell; $4-$5 (425-487-2441 or www.northshoreseniorcenter.org).
Quilt, Craft and Sewing Festival
FRI-SAT Sewing, quilting, embroidery, knitting and other creative arts vendors, workshops, seminars, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday-Saturday, Puyallup Fair and Events Center, Puyallup; $10, half-price admission coupon on website (253-841-5045 or www.quiltcraftsew.com).
Holiday Book Fair
SAT Book sale, readings, book signings with Northwest authors including Jamie Ford, Jim Lynch, Erik Larson, Garth Stein, Erica Bauermeister, 3-6 p.m. Saturday, Phinney Neighborhood Center, 6532 Phinney Ave. N., Seattle; gently used book donations collected for nonprofit organizations (www.seattle7writers.org/events).
Fall Coin & Stamp Show
SAT-SUN Everett Coin Club hosts 30 vendors, activities, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Sunday, Beautiful Savior Lutheran Church, 2306 Milton Way, Milton; free (www.everettcoinclub.org).
Free Friday Night Live
FRI Free admission, 5:30 p.m. Friday, Imagine Children's Museum, 1502 Wall St., Everett (425-258-1006 or www.ImagineCM.org).
Meet the Mammals
SAT Displays, activities for all ages, information to explore the diversity of earth's mammals, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Burke Museum of Natural History and Culture, University of Washington, Seattle; $7.50-$10 (206-543-5590 or www.burkemuseum.org).
Duwamish Heritage Day
SAT National Native American Heritage Month songs, dances and drums, class 10 a.m.-noon, Princess Angeline film, 1 p.m., frybread, 2-4 p.m. Saturday, Duwamish Longhouse & Cultural Center, 4705 W. Marginal Way S.W., Seattle; free (206-431-1582 or www.duwamishtribe.org).
Festivals of Light, Seattle Children's Museum
MON-JAN. 6 Kid-sized home, crafts explore winter holiday celebrations around the world through Jan. 6; Diwali, Monday-Nov. 26; 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Mondays-Fridays, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturdays-Sundays, Seattle Children's Museum, Seattle Center, Seattle; $6-$7.50 (206-441-1768 or www.thechildrensmuseum.org/fol).
LeMay America's Car Museum Food Drive
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).
Nighttime at the beach
FRI-SAT Walk to see sea life at low tide, bring a flashlight, wear shoes that can get wet, 9:30-11:30 p.m. Friday, Discovery Park, 3801 W. Government Way, Seattle; $5 (206-386-4236); 10 p.m.-midnight Saturday, Me Kwa Mooks Beach, 4503 Beach Dr. S.W., Seattle; $5 (206-684-7434 or www.seattle.gov/parks).
SAT Draw and sketch Pacific Northwest species from wildlife mounts, for ages 13 and older, 1 p.m. Saturday, Lewis Creek Park and Visitor Center, 5808 Lakemont Blvd. S.E., Bellevue; $2, registration required, course # 66837 (425-452-6885 or bellevuewa.gov).
Fall Guided Nature Hike
SAT Walk to the eagles nest, through old growth forest and along the water, for ages 6 through adult, 1 p.m. Saturday, Seward Park Audubon Center, 5902 Lake Washington Boulevard S., Seattle; free (206-652-2444 or www.brownpapertickets.com/event/187396).
Unveiling of Historical Kiosk to Honor Filipino Americans
SAT Unveiling of historical kiosk "Honoring Filipino Americans in Chinatown International District 1911-2010," light lunch, tour Chinatown/ID with Filipino American perspective, 11 a.m. Saturday, Nagomi Tea House, 519 Sixth Avenue South, Seattle; preregister (206-225-3720).
Salmon in Piper's Creek
SAT-SUN See salmon returning to spawn, activities 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturdays-Sundays through Dec. 9, Carkeek Park, 950 N.W. Carkeek Park Road, Seattle; free (206-684-5999 or www.seattle.gov/parks).
Wetland Wild Walk
SUN Walk for adults and children ages 7 and older with adult, boots recommended, 10 a.m. Sunday, Carkeek Park, 950 N.W. Carkeek Park Road, Seattle; free (206-386-4236 or www.seattle.gov/parks).
SUN Guided tour of Washington Park Arboretum to explore ancient trees, 1 p.m. Sunday, Graham Visitors Center, 2300 Arboretum Drive E., Washington Park Arboretum, Seattle; free, call to confirm event (206-543-8800 or www.uwbotanicgardens.org).
SAT Mustache-themed 5K fun run, after party, supports men's health and mustaches, 10 a.m. Saturday, Magnuson Park, 7400 Sand Point Way N.E., Seattle; $40-$45 (mustachedache.com).
Music, Third Place Commons
FRI-SAT Chris Stevens and the Surf Monkey, 7:30 p.m. Friday; Sophisticated Swing, 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Third Place Commons, 17171 Bothell Way N.E., Lake Forest Park; free (thirdplacecommons.org).
SAT "Singing Thanksgiving" with Harmonica Pocket, 10:30 a.m. Saturday, High Point Community Center and Field, 6920 34th Ave. S.W., Seattle; $3/advance, $5/day of show per person, $20 family maximum (206-684-7422).
Holiday Art Sale
FRI-SAT Glass, jewelry, painting, wood and sculpture by local artists, 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Friday-Wednesday and Nov. 23-24, Pratt Fine Arts Center, 1902 S. Main St., Seattle (206-328-2200 or www.pratt.org/happenings/holidayartsale.html).
FRI-SAT Hand crafted items, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Friday-Saturday and Nov. 30-Dec. 1, Good Shepherd Center, 4649 Sunnyside Ave. N., Seattle (pnnag.org).
Northwest Holiday Handmade
FRI-SAT Local artist vendors, 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.Saturday, Finnish Lutheran Church, 8504 13th Ave. N.W., Seattle (206-618-5767).
Christmas Craft Show
FRI-SAT Crafts by 95 vendors, 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, Vasa Park Resort & Ballroom, 3560 W. Lake Sammamish Parkway S.E., Bellevue (www.countrycreation.blogspot.com).
Trinity Crafts & Treasures Bazaar
FRI-SUN Handcrafted items, Thrift Shop, bake sale, opening gala 6-9 p.m. Friday, sale 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, 9-10 a.m. and noon-1 p.m. Sunday, Trinity Parish Episcopal Church, 609 Eighth Ave., Seattle (206-624-5337).
Holiday Boutique Show
FRI-SUN Crafts from local artists, 9:30 a.m.-9 p.m. Friday-Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday, The Hollywood Schoolhouse, 14810 N.E. 145th St., Woodinville (425-861-0794).
Ayame Kai Holiday Craft Fair
SAT Arts and crafts vendors, bake sale, Asian food, benefits Nikkei Concerns programs, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Blaine United Methodist Church, 3001 24th Ave. S., Seattle (blaineonline.org).
Inspiring Gifts Festival
SAT Christmas gifts by charitable donations and items from around the world, bake sale, entertainment, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Magnolia United Church of Christ, 3555 W. McGraw St., Seattle (206-283-1788 or www.magnoliaucc.org).
Library Book Sale
SAT Friends of the Lake Forest Park Library seasonal and gift books, $1 and up, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., half price 2-3 p.m. Saturday, Lake Forest Park Library, 17171 Bothell Way N.E., Lake Forest Park (206-362-8860).
SAT Crafts from 40 vendors, food, bake sale, music, Christmas wreaths, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, St. Philomena Catholic Church, 1790 S. 222nd St., Des Moines (www.stphilomenaschool.com/home/events).
SAT Crafts vendors, sale, boutique, pictures with Santa, Granny's Attic; lunch, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, St. Matthew's Lutheran Church, 1700 Edmonds Ave. N.E., Renton (425-226-2420 or www.smlc.cc).
SAT Craft sale, books, food, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Kent-Meridian High School, 10020 S.E. 256th St., Kent (on Facebook, search Pre-Black Friday Holiday Bazaar).
Mercer Island Farmers Market Harvest Market
SUN Local farmer and artist vendors, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Sunday, Mercerdale Park, 77th Avenue Southeast and Southeast 32nd Street, Mercer Island (206-232-8148 or www.mifarmersmarket.org).
Indoor Farmers Market
SUN Locally grown food and holiday crafts, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Third Place Commons, 17171 Bothell Way N.E., Lake Forest Park (206-366-3302 or www.thirdplacecommons.org).
Native Holiday Gift Fair
PLAN AHEAD Native artist vendors, frybread, celebrating November 23rd is National Native American Heritage Day, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Nov. 23, Duwamish Longhouse & Cultural Center, 4705 W. Marginal Way S.W., Seattle (206-431-1582 or www.duwamishtribe.org).
Festival of Trees Celebration
SUN 20 themed Christmas trees auctioned to benefit Seattle Children's Hospital on display through Nov. 28; celebration with Santa, holiday boutique, entertainment, cookies, lighting of the Fairmont Lobby Tree and opening of the Teddy Bear Suite, 2-5 p.m. Sunday, Fairmont Olympic Hotel, 411 University St., Seattle; free, donations welcome; Teddy Bear Suite open 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Monday through Dec. 24; free, donations to Seattle Children's Hospital suggested (www.seattlefestivaloftrees.com).
SUN Nordic Christmas craft vendors, music, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday, Nordic Heritage Museum, 3014 N.W. 67th St., Seattle; $1-$3 (206-789-5707 or www.nordicmuseum.org).
TUES-JAN. 1 Gingerbread castles by Seattle architecture firms, trade associations and Sheraton culinary staff, Tuesday-Jan. 1, Sheraton Seattle Hotel and Towers, 1400 Sixth Ave., Seattle; free, donations for Northwest Chapter of the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation requested (www.sheratonseattle.com/gingerbreadvillage).
NOV. 23 Floats, marching bands, drill teams and Santa, 9 a.m., from Seventh Avenue and Pine Street, ending at Fourth Avenue and Pine Street; Seattle (www.holidaysinseattle.com).
Woodland Park Zoo
NOV. 23-JAN. 1 Light sculptures of wild animals and destinations around the world, carousel, reindeer visits, 5:30-8:30 p.m. Nov. 23-Dec. 23, Dec. 26-Jan. 1, Woodland Park Zoo, 5500 Phinney Ave. N., Seattle; $6.50-$9.50 by online advance purchase, night of event sale if space available; ages 2 and younger free (www.zoo.org/wildlights).
Zoolights, Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium
FRI-JAN. 1 Lights and light sculptures, South Pacific Aquarium, camel rides, carousel, 5-9 p.m. Friday-Jan. 1 (closed Dec. 24), Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium, 5400 N. Pearl St., Tacoma; $7.25-$15.75 (253-591-5337 or www.pdza.org).
PLAN AHEAD Holiday train excursion and Santa Claus visit, hourly 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Nov. 24-25, Dec. 1-2, 8-9, 14-15, Northwest Railway Museum, Snoqualmie; $20, advance purchase recommended, space limited (425-888-3030 or www.trainmuseum.org).
Cut your own Christmas tree, Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest
ONGOING Permits available to cut a tree in national forest lands in Pierce, King, Snohomish, Skagit and Whatcom counties, maps, information and permits available at REI, Seattle and Lynnwood, and at Forest Service offices and Ranger Stations in Sedro-Woolley, Glacier, Darrington, Granite Falls, Skykomish, North Bend and Enumclaw; hours vary, weekends only at some locations; $10-$20, credit cards accepted at Alderwood REI only; Sno-Park parking permit required in designated lots (www.fs.usda.gov/mbs).
Bellevue School of Rock Grand Opening
SAT Door prizes, free trial lessons, performance by House Band, 11 a.m. Saturday, free drum clinic at 4 p.m., Bellevue School of Rock, 14330 N.E. 20th St., Bellevue; free (425-949-4733or bellevue.schoolofrock.com).
Wildlife tracking along
the Snoqualmie River
SAT Instructors lead trackers of all ages to practice animal track identification, all ages welcome, 8:45 a.m.-noon Saturday, Wilderness Awareness School, 15715 Main St., Duvall; $5 (425-788-1301 or wildernessawareness.org/program/tracking-club).
SAT Nepal, 10 a.m.; Off the Beaten Path for Baby Boomers, 1 p.m. Saturday, Savvy Traveler, 112 Fifth Ave. S., Edmonds; free (425-744-6076 or www.savvytravelerstore.com).
SAT Make your own Christmas wreath, 1 p.m. Saturday, Machias Nursery, 3730 S. Machias Road, Snohomish; $20 includes materials; preregister (425-335-3915 or www.machiasnursery.com).
with the Geek Scouts
SUN Four-hour hour class, use small hand tools to disassemble a variety of electronics, learn what they do to explain key concepts of electrical devices; bring a small electronic device that will be destroyed, 10 a.m. Sunday, All Metal Arts, 7800 Seventh Ave. S., Seattle; $52/one child and two parents team (www.geek-scouts.org and click on 'Events').