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Community calendar: festivals, fairs and more
A detailed, categorized calendar of events all over Seattle and Western Washington, Sept. 13-20, 2013.
Seattle Times staff
PetSmart Charities National Adoption Weekend
FRI-SUN Cats and dogs available for adoption, 9 a.m. Friday-Sunday, all PetSmart stores including 13000 Aurora Ave. N., Seattle (www.petsmartcharities.org).
Vashon Sheepdog Classic
FRI-SUN Working sheepdog demonstrations, food and craft vendors, kids’ activities, fiber-art demonstrations, 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday, 7:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday-Sunday (end times approximate), Misty Isle Farms, Old Mill Road and Southwest 220th Street, Vashon; $5, ages 11 and younger free (vashonsheepdogclassic.com).
SAT Cats and kittens from Seattle Animal Shelter foster homes ready for adoption ($45-$135), noon-3 p.m. Saturday, Meadowbrook Community Center, 10517 35th Ave. N.E., Seattle (206-386-7387 or www.seattleanimalshelter.org ).
Responsible Dog Ownership Day
SAT American Kennel Club events, information and demonstrations, vendors, Riverdog Dash dog-agility course ($5), agility, rally and obedience demonstrations, Canine Good Citizen test, performances by Jet City Jumpers Flyball Team and Washington Dept. of Fish and Wildlife Karelian Bear Dog Team, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, Riverdog Dog Training Facility, 1400 19th Ave. N.W., Issaquah (425-427-5958 or www.riverdogk9.com ).
SAT Dog walk along the waterfront, dog contests, vendors, benefits Prison Pet Partnership and other charities, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, Gig Harbor; $20-$30 (www.harborhounds.com ).
Auto Angels Benefit Car show
SAT Benefit to help provide funds to assist low-income individuals and families with transportation needs, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, First Presbyterian Church of Bellevue, 1717 Bellevue Way N.E., Bellevue; $20/participants, free for spectators (425-454-3082 or www.autoangelscarshow.org).
NW American Muscle Car Show
SAT Gathering of American muscle cars 1961 and newer, including GTOs, Firebirds, Trans Ams, Mustangs, Chargers, Challengers, Camaros, Corvettes; music, food, 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, Griot’s Garage Flagship Retail Store, 3333 S. 38th St., Tacoma; car entry $20, free for spectators (253-922-2400 or www.northwestlegends.com/home.php?page=events ).
West Seattle Car Show
SUN California Avenue closed and lined with classic cars, hot rods and motorcycles with music, farmers market, 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday, West Seattle Junction, California Avenue Southwest and Southwest Alaska Street, Seattle; free (206-619-7664 or www.WSCarShow.com ).
Run from the Cops
FRI Fundraising by law-enforcement agencies benefiting Special Olympics Washington; law enforcement throughout the racecourse, walkers, runners, kids and costumes welcome, 9 p.m. Friday, Mukilteo Police Department, 10500 47th Place W., Mukilteo; $40-$50 (runfromthecops2013.kintera.org/faf/home/default.asp?ievent=1079964 ).
Pratham Seattle Gala
SAT Food, dancing to benefit education for children in India, 6:30 p.m. Saturday, MOHAI at Lake Union Park, 860 Terry Ave. N., Seattle; $150 (www.facebook.com/events/199702966857410/ ).
Seattle Children’s Hospital Julian’s Dinosaur Guild Fundraiser
SAT Dance band Hit Explosion, silent auction, food, to fund research through Seattle Children’s to help treat and research bone-marrow diseases in children, 6 p.m. Saturday, Seattle Design Center, 5701 Sixth Ave. S., Seattle; $35 (253-569-3683 or www.juliansguild.org ).
St. Paddy’s Day in September
SAT Irish Heritage Players gala to raise funds to mount their March production with snacks, Irish dance, mini auction, 6 p.m. Saturday, Banchero Hall, 101 W. Lee St., Seattle; $25 (206-354-9418 or irishclub.org/index.htm ).
Walk to Defeat ALS
SAT ALS Association Evergreen Chapter 2.5-mile fundraising walk, 10 a.m. Saturday, Seward Park, 5902 Lake Washington Blvd. S., Seattle; free, suggested fundraising goal $210 (866-786-7257 or web.alsa.org/site/PageServer?pagename=WLK_landing).
Mini-golf to support SecondStory Repertory
SAT Silent auction, 9 a.m.; mini-golf, 10 a.m., lunch, entertainment, live auction, 11:30 a.m. Saturday, Willows Run Golf Course, 10402 Willows Road N.E., Redmond; $35 (425-881-6777 or www.secondstoryrep.org/special_events/golf.html).
Happy Tails Wine Walk
SAT All-ages, dogs-welcome walk with wine tasting, food, kids’ activities, Dog Zone, to benefit Homeward Pet Adoption Center, noon-4 p.m. Saturday, Hollywood Wine District, Woodinville; $20-$45 (www.homewardpet.org).
Moving Feet Without Wheat 5K Walk
SAT Raising awareness of celiac disease and gluten sensitivity, 9 a.m. Saturday, Marine Park, 3931 Ruston Way, Tacoma; $25 (253-833-6655 or www.gluten.net).
Make-A-Wish Walk for Wishes
SUN Make-A-Wish Washington 5K walk and fun run, food, entertainment, 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; registration free, minimum $100 fundraising encouraged (206-623-5300 or akwa.wish.org ).
Walk Like MADD and 5K MADD Dash
SUN Campaign to Eliminate Drunk Driving fundraising event, 8 a.m. Sunday, Magnuson Park, 7400 Sand Point Way N.E., Seattle; $10-$30, $100 minimum fundraising requested (www.walklikemadd.org/seattle ).
Back-to-School Passport Event
SUN Samples, games, activity books, benefits Whole Kids Foundation for healthier school lunches, 2 p.m. Sunday, Whole Foods Market, Roosevelt Square, 1026 N.E. 64th St., Seattle; $5 suggested donation (206-985-1500 or wholefoodsmarket.com/events?store=6699).
Wings of Karen 5K Bra Dash
SUN Participants encouraged to wear a bra over their race-day shirt to toss at the finish line symbolizing the spirit needed to find a cure, all welcome, all proceeds support breast-cancer research in the Pacific Northwest, 8:30 a.m. Sunday, Lake Wilderness Park, 22500 S.E. 248th St., Maple Valley; $35 (425-891-1700 or www.wingsofkaren.org/#!pinkcarpetevent/c189u).
Anacortes Home and Boat Tour
SUN Tour of unique homes and boats in historic Anacortes, all proceeds benefit Children’s Hospital’s Uncompensated Care Program, 12:30 p.m. Sunday, Anacortes Visitor Information Center, 819 Commercial Ave., Anacortes; $20 (360-293-3832 or www.drsamuelgbrooksguild.org ).
A Cause To Dine For
WED Breakfast benefits Sojourner Place Sisters of Providence ministry for homeless women transitioning to independent living, 7:30 a.m. Wednesday, Hyatt at Olive 8, Seattle; $60 (425-525-3014 or www.sojournerplace.org).
Providence Hospice of Seattle Pediatric Luncheon
SEPT. 19 Featuring author Sheila Bender, whose books include writing as a way to express and heal grief, 11:30 a.m. Sept. 19, Washington State Convention Center, Seattle; suggested minimum donation $150 (206-749-7956 or washington.providence.org/donate/hospice-of-seattle-foundation/events/).
SEPT. 19 Four local chefs prepare dishes paired with wine, proceeds benefit Millionair Club Charity for people struggling with homelessness and unemployment, 5 p.m. Sept. 19, 415 Westlake, 415 Westlake Ave. N., Seattle; $50-$100 (www.millionairclub.org/ChefShowcase).
Puget Sound Ski For Light
PLAN AHEAD Grilled salmon and cod dinner, dance with accordion band, proceeds provide cross-country ski instruction and winter experiences for visually and mobility impaired people, 6 p.m. Sept. 21, Leif Erikson Lodge, Seattle; $25, by reservation (206-783-1274).
Ride Around the Sound
SAT Ride for the American Lung Association, 30-, 75- and 100-mile options, start 6:30-9:30 a.m. Saturday, South Seattle Community College, Seattle; $50 registration, $100 minimum fundraising required (206-512-3283 or www.ridearoundthesound.org ).
Bike-helmet fitting and giveaway
SAT Free bike helmets for kids ages 1-18, free multisport helmets for ages 5-18, wearers must be present for fitting, quantities limited, 10 a.m. Saturday, Kohl’s, 17601 N.E. Union Hill Road, Redmond (www.seattlechildrens.org/classes-community/community-programs/kohls-helmet-safety ).
SUN Scenic boulevard closed to motor vehicles, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Sunday, Lake Washington Boulevard from Mount Baker Beach to Seward Park, Seattle (www.seattle.gov/parks/bicyclesunday ).
Tour de Whidbey
PLAN AHEAD Fundraiser for Whidbey General Hospital Foundation, scenic 30-, 40-, 50- and 100-mile routes, Sept. 21, Coupeville; $20-$60 (www.tourdewhidbey.com ).
Emerald City Contra Dance
FRI Beginners’ workshop, 7 p.m., dance with live music and caller, 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 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 (425-889-0541 or www.sno-king.org).
SUN Rehearsals to participate in the worldwide Thrill the World Thriller dance event Oct. 26, 1 p.m. Sunday, Artspace Hiawatha Lofts, 843 Hiawatha Place S., Seattle; free, donations for the Alzheimer’s Foundation collected (www.seattlethrillers.com ).
Wallingford Wurst Festival
FRI-SAT Rides, food and craft vendors, book sale, beer garden, entertainment, 4-9:30 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m.-7:30 p.m. Saturday, beer garden until midnight, Wallingford Avenue North between 49th and 50th Streets, Seattle (www.stbens.net/news-events/wurst-festival).
Seattle Greek Festival
FRI-SUN Traditional Greek food, beer, wine, music, dancing, marketplace, church tours, noon-9 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; free parking and shuttle service Saturday and Sunday from Seattle Prep parking garage and Montlake Elementary School (206-325-4347 or www.seattlegreekfestival.com ).
Washington State Fair
FRI-SEPT. 22 Entertainment, carnival rides, 4-H animals and displays, vendors, food, 10 a.m.-11 p.m. Friday, 9 a.m.-11 p.m. Saturday, 9 a.m.-10 p.m. Sunday, 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Monday-Sept. 19, 10 a.m.-11 p.m. Sept. 20, 9 a.m.-11 p.m. Sept. 21, 9 a.m.-10 p.m. Sept. 22, Washington State Fair Events Center, 110 Ninth Ave. S.W., Puyallup; $12.50, $9/ages 6-18 and ages 62 and older, ages 5 and younger free; free admission Monday for active, retired and reserve military and National Guard with ID and their dependents and disabled veterans (253-841-5045 or www.thefair.com).
SAT Music, art, workshops, beer garden, craft and food vendors, noon-10 p.m. Saturday, including Evening Ceremony collaborative music and movement experience that encourages audience participation; Lower Woodland Park, 1000 N. 50th St., Seattle (www.goddessfestival.info/).
Petersen Farm Fall Fair
SUN Hayrides, farm tours, vendors, music, carnival games, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday, 12450 Petersen Lane N.W., Silverdale; $10, ages 12 and younger free, no pets (www.petersenfarmfallfair.org ).
Art of the Boat
SAT Celebrating visual art, prose and poetry, music and crafts connected with boats and the nautical world with boats on displays, vendors, artists in action, kids’ activities, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Coupeville, Whidbey Island (360-240-1235 or coupevilleartoftheboat.blogspot.com/).
SAT-SUN Celebration of Mexico’s and other Latin American countries’ September independence celebrations; parade with dancing horses, floats, marching bands, kids in traditional Latin American dress, 11 a.m. Saturday, on South Henderson Street to South Park Community Center, 8319 Eighth Ave. S., Seattle, followed by community fiesta health fair, children’s activities until 6 p.m. Saturday, Sea Mar Plaza, 9635 Des Moines Memorial Drive, Seattle; Fiesta with salsa and Tex-Mex music, culture, art, food, noon-11 p.m. Saturday, noon-6 p.m. Sunday, Seattle Center, Seattle (206-684-7200 or www.seattlefiestaspatrias.org).
Snohomish Pumpkin Hurl and Medieval Faire
SAT-SUN Trebuchets and other devices hurl pumpkins, mounted knights battle on horseback, wine tasting, medieval village with activities, music, craft vendors, food, pony rides, costumes welcome, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, Alexander Farm, 43rd Avenue Southeast and Ebey Island Road, Everett; $7.50, ages 4 and younger free; parking $5 (www.festivalofpumpkins.org/the-pumpkin-hurl.asp ).
“Raider Return” Celebration
SUN Parade to welcome 2,000 soldiers from the 4th Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division, with military vehicles, Corps Band, 9 a.m. from Lakewood Police Department, 9401 Lakewood Drive S.W. to Lakewood City Hall at 6000 Main St. S.W.; followed by community leader’s remarks thanking the brigade for its service, Town Center; community festival, food, musical entertainment, games, petting zoo, car and motorcycle shows, military and emergency response vehicle displays, 1-5 p.m. Sunday, Fort Steilacoom Park, 8714 87th Ave. S.W., Lakewood (www.cityoflakewood.us/government/city-manager/communications-and-government-relations/raiders-welcome-home-celebration ).
Taste of Tukwila: A Community Heritage & Culture Celebration
PLAN AHEAD Celebrate Tukwila’s diversity, music and dance performances, art display and activities, sampling foods from around the world, 3-7 p.m. Sept. 20, Foster High School, 4242 S. 144th St., Tukwila; free (206-768-2822 or www.tukwilawa.gov).
PLAN AHEAD Beer Tasting Garden, music, 5 p.m.-midnight Sept. 20, 11 a.m.-midnight Sept. 21, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Sept. 22; Village with kids’ activities, vendors, Sunday Dogtoberfest, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Sept. 21, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Sept. 22, Texas Chainsaw Pumpkin Carving 1 p.m. Sept. 21-22, Fremont neighborhood, Seattle; tasting garden $25-$30 (fremontoktoberfest.com/).
PLAN AHEAD 22 Festhalle Biergarten traditional German beers, food, music and games, Family Fest Zone and Kinderhaus, vendors, 11 a.m.-midnight Sept. 20-21, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Sept. 22, Evergreen State Fairgrounds, 14405 179th Ave. S.E., Monroe; free until 3 p.m. Sept. 20, $10 Sept. 20-21, $5 Sept. 22, ages 12 and younger (www.oktoberfestmonroe.com ).
High End Wine Tasting
FRI Riedel Glass seminar includes Vinum Riedel Tasting Set, eight wine tastes, 6:30 p.m. Friday, Total Wine & More, 699 120th Ave. N.E., Bellevue; $50 (425-454-1317 or www.totalwine.com).
SAT Beer, meat and other food, music with six bands, 3 p.m. Saturday, Redhook Ale Brewery, 14300 N.E. 145th St., Woodinville; $10-$15 (www.ticketfly.com/event/326977-redhook-sausage-fest-2013-woodinville/).
Sunsets In Snohomish Wine Walk
SAT Wine tasting featuring regional wineries at downtown shops; bring your own glass, 5-8 p.m. Saturday, Snohomish; $10 (425-330-0831 or www.historicdowntownsnohomish.org/sunsets-in-snohomish.asp).
Grape Stomp and Harvest Party
SAT Food vendor, winery tasting room, 1-6:30 p.m.; adult/child grape stomp, 1 p.m.; grape-stomp contest for two-person teams, 2 p.m.; classic harvest costume contest, 3:30 p.m.; Grand Stomp-Off, 3:30 p.m.; Fat Chance outdoor concert, bring lawn chairs or blankets, 4 p.m. Saturday, Olympic Cellars, 255410 Hwy. 101, Port Angeles; $13-$15, ages 12 and younger free (360-452-0160 or www.olympiccellars.com ).
Mobile Food Fight For Hunger
SUN 10 food trucks including Skillet, Where Ya at Matt, Street Donuts; 10 percent of proceeds help fight hunger through World Concern sustainable agricultural programs in Africa, noon-4 p.m. Sunday, World Concern, 19303 Fremont Ave. N., Seattle (206-289-7977 or www.mobilefoodfightforhunger.com ).
Bubbles & Oysters
SEPT. 19 Educational tasting event, 10 oysters paired with five Champagne vintages, 6 p.m. Sept. 19, Ballard Annex Oyster House, 5410 Ballard Ave N.W., Seattle; $35 (www.brownpapertickets.com/event/447411).
Fall Plant Sale to Benefit Friends of the Conservatory
SAT Featuring tropicals, succulents and cactuses similar to the plants in the Conservatory, Palm House Gift Shop sale, proceeds support displays and collections, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, Volunteer Park Conservatory, 1400 E. Galer St., Seattle (206-322-4112 or www.volunteerparkconservatory.org).
Fall Fireworks Garden Design
SAT Learn about making combinations of plants that add color, texture and drama to your fall garden, 10 a.m. Saturday, Center for Urban Horticulture, 3501 N.E. 41st St., Seattle; free, suggested donation $5, preregister (206-685-8033 or depts.washington.edu/uwbg/visit/calendar.shtml?trumbaEmbed=view%3Devent%26eventid%3D105851292 ).
SAT Make dry flower arrangements, take home dahlia bouquets, taste and vote on the best-tasting tomato and other produce from the garden, activities for children, 10 a.m.-noon Saturday, Master Gardener Demonstration Garden, 15416 S.E. 16th St., Bellevue; free (425-485-5942).
Native plants class
SAT Native plants for small gardens, 11 a.m. Saturday, Christianson’s Nursery, 15806 Best Road, Mount Vernon; $5, reservations required (360-466-3821 or www.christiansonsnursery.com ).
SAT-SUN U-cut gardens, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturdays-Sundays in September, Dahlia Barn, 13110 446th Ave. S.E., North Bend (www.dahliabarn.com ).
UW Botanic Gardens: Wildlife Habitat Garden Design
WED How to choose garden features to attract birds and butterflies, 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Center for Urban Horticulture, 3501 N.E. 41st St., Seattle; $25 (206-685-8033 or depts.washington.edu/uwbg/visit/calendar.shtml?trumbaEmbed=view%3Devent%26eventid%3D105953062 ).
Issaquah Alps Trails Club
SAT Iron Horse Trail easy 6 miles, 9 a.m. Saturday, Issaquah Alps Trail Club clubhouse, 175 Rainier Blvd. S., Issaquah; (www.issaquahalps.org).
Deception Pass Walk
SAT Group walk 6K (3.7 miles) or 11K (6.8 miles) moderately strenuous walks starting at Bowman Bay Road, 10 a.m. Saturday, registration 9:30 a.m., Deception Pass State Park, State Route 20, Oak Harbor, Whidbey Island, Oak Harbor; free, Discover Pass required for parking (www.nwtrekkers.org ).
Bainbridge Quilt Festival
SAT Outdoor quilt festival exhibits works of local quilters, 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday throughout downtown Bainbridge Island (bainbridgequiltfestival.com ).
Stargazing at Green Lake and Paramount Park
SAT Seattle Astronomical Society monthly public star parties to view the nightsky through telescopes, all ages and skill levels welcome; inclement weather may cancel, 7 p.m. Saturday, Green Lake Park, 7201 E. Green Lake Drive N., Seattle; and Paramount Park, Eighth Avenue Northeast and Northeast 155th Street, Shoreline; free (www.seattleastro.org).
Washington State Political Items Collectors
SAT Show and sale of political and nonpolitical buttons, free appraisals, buy, sell or trade, 1-3 p.m. Saturday, Bellevue Fire Station #9, 12412 Newcastle Way, Bellevue; free (206-550-2572).
Whidbey Island Fabulous Fall Fiber Sale
SAT Fiber arts vendors, free classes on needle felting, drop spinning and fiber preparation, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, Paradise Found Fiber Farm, 4081 Springwater Lane, Clinton (paradisefoundfiber.com/events/).
SAT-SUN Latest waterfowl gear, seminars for waterfowl hunters, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, Cabela’s, 9810 Quil Ceda Blvd., Tulalip; free (360-474-4880 or www.cabelas.com/tulalip ).
PLAN AHEAD Beginners and advanced students welcome, 9:30 a.m. Sept. 21, Bothell Sons of Norway, 23905 Bothell-Everett Highway, Bothell; $10 preregistration required (425-485-9085 or www.bothellsonsofnorway.org ).
Dressing Swedish: From Hazelius to Salander
FRI-NOV. 10 Exhibit opening Friday on what it means to “dress Swedish,” traditional and contemporary clothing, new urban dress from Sami and Swedish designers, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesdays-Saturdays, noon-4 p.m. Sundays through Nov. 10, Nordic Heritage Museum, 3014 N.W. 67th St., Seattle; $4-$6 (206-789-5707 or www.nordicmuseum.org/exhibitions.aspx#swedish ).
Yoga at MOHAI
SAT Instructors from 8 Limbs Yoga Centers Hatha Yoga class, open to all levels, 8:30 a.m. Saturday, MOHAI at Lake Union Park, 860 Terry Ave. N., Seattle; free (206-324-1126 or www.mohai.org/visit-us/mohai-calendar/eventdetail/573/-/objects-of-meditation-yoga-mohai ).
Focus on New Zealand
SAT Traditional carving-methods demonstration, song, dance and traditions of Maori culture and traditions, 11 a.m. Saturday, Burke Museum of Natural History and Culture, University of Washington, Seattle; $7.50-$10 (206-543-5590 or www.burkemuseum.org/events/browse/new_zealand ).
Yoga and Meditation
SAT Meditation, breathing techniques and light yoga with Art of Living, no prior experience required, for ages 18 and older, bring your own yoga mat, 10 a.m. Saturday, Bellevue Arts Museum, 510 Bellevue Way N.E., Bellevue; $5 (425-519-0770 or www.bellevuearts.org ).
Hops & Crops Harvest Festival
SAT Craft-beer garden, music, craft and farmers marketplace, kids’ activities, benefits continued restoration and educational programming at the farm, noon-6 p.m. Saturday, Mary Olson Farm, 28728 Green River Road, Auburn; $15/advance, $20/gate includes taster mugs and five tokens, or $7/admission only, ages 12 and younger free with adult (253-288-7433 or wrvmuseum.org/hopsandcrops.html ).
Museum of Flight events
SAT Celebration of Heroes banquet and reception honoring American fighter pilot aces of World War II, the Korean War and Vietnam War, 6 p.m. Saturday, $60; networking symposium of commercial spaceflight leaders hosts speakers at “Space: Are We There Yet? Tourists, Entrepreneurs and Miners in Orbit,” with cash bar and appetizers, 5:30-8:15 p.m. Monday, $30-$60; Speed of Sound concert series with Moondoggies and the Maldives, food and drinks available, ages 21 and older only, 7:45 p.m. Sept. 20, $15-$25; Museum of Flight, 9404 E. Marginal Way S., Seattle; regular admission $10-$18 (206-764-5720 or www.museumofflight.org).
Meeker Mansion Psychic Fair
SAT Psychic readers, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, Meeker Mansion, 312 Spring St., Puyallup; $5 admission fee, additional fees for services (253-848-1770 or www.meekermansion.org ).
Weekend Activities at the Burke: Insects & Arachnids
SAT-SUN Explore insects and arachnids from the Burke’s collection, craft activities, 1-3 p.m. Saturdays-Sundays, “Best of the Burke” guided exhibit tours, 1 p.m. Saturdays through September, Burke Museum of Natural History and Culture, University of Washington, Seattle; $7.50-$10 (206-543-5590 or www.burkemuseum.org/events/browse/weekend_activities_insects ).
Camlann Medieval Village
SAT-SUN Living history interpreters portraying 14th century English village life and activities including blacksmithing, timber framing, shoemaking, wool dyeing, longbow archery, textile production, noon-5 p.m. Saturdays-Sundays, Camlann Medieval Village, 10320 Kelly Road N.E., Carnation; $5 (425-788-8624 or www.camlann.org ).
Duwamish Children’s Potlatch
SUN Children’s Potlatch, noon-1 p.m.; NW storyteller Johnny Moses; 1-2 p.m.; crafts, 2-3 p.m. Sunday, join in singing and dancing, Duwamish Longhouse & Cultural Center, 4705 W. Marginal Way S.W., Seattle; free (206-431-1582 or www.duwamishtribe.org ).
SAT Experienced birders lead walk to see birds in various park habitats, for ages 8 and older, children accompanied by adult; bring binoculars if you have them, 8 a.m. Saturday, Discovery Park, 3801 W. Government Way, Seattle; $3, preregister (206-386-4237).
#FitMob Tai Chi
SAT LifeWise Health Plan of Washington fitness event with tai-chi workout for all levels, 8:30 a.m. Saturday, Myrtle Edwards Park, 3130 Alaskan Way W., Seattle; free (www.activelynorthwest.com/fitness/fitmob-event-series/ ).
Piper’s Orchard Festival of Fruit
SAT Friends of Piper’s Orchard host speakers, pressing, orchard tours, fruit-tree experts, apple tasting, kids’ crafts, homemade apple-pie contest (entries due by 10 a.m.) to celebrate the orchard originally planted in the 1890s; 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, Carkeek Park, 950 N.W. Carkeek Park Road, Seattle (www.pipersorchard.org).
Hummingbird Super Saturday
SAT Celebrate and learn how to help protect hummingbirds, arts, crafts, games, and activities for all ages, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, Seward Park Audubon Center, 5902 Lake Washington Boulevard S., Seattle; free (206-652-2444 or sewardpark.audubon.org/ ).
Jefferson Park Jubilee
SAT Celebrate the newly rebuilt park with activities for all ages, food and craft vendors, performances, tour of the Beacon Food Forest, 1-7 p.m. Saturday, followed by outdoor movie screening, Jefferson Park, 3801 Beacon Ave. S., Seattle (206-255-6500 or www.jeffersonparkjubilee.com).
SAT All-ages celebration of nature, conservation and community, music by the Old Time Fiddlers Association, potluck, beer garden, family friendly activities, silent auction, tours of 5,000-year-old peat bog, 1 p.m. Saturday, Shadow Lake Bog & Nature Preserve, 21656 184th Ave S.E., Renton; free (425-432-4914 or shadowhabitat.org/visit/FrogFrolic).
The Food Chain Children’s Activity
SAT Learn about the web of life, create food-chain model to take home, for ages 6 and older, 1 p.m. Saturday, Lewis Creek Park, 5808 Lakemont Blvd. S.E., Bellevue; $2-$3, preregister (425-452-4195 or www.bellevuewa.gov/lewis_creek_park.htm ).
Welcome Salmon Home at Lake Sammamish State Park
SAT Celebrate salmon return to Issaquah Creek, guides explain creek habitat for salmon, salmon species in the creek and the salmon life cycle, noon Saturday, Lake Sammamish State Park, 20606 S.E. 56th St., Issaquah; free (425-392-1118 or www.issaquahfish.org).
Narbeck Wetland Nature Preserve Adventure
SAT Naturalist-guided walk on wetland boardwalk; proceeds benefit Streamkeeper Academy, 10 a.m. Saturday, Narbeck Wetland Nature Preserve, 7007 Seaway Boulevard, Everett; $7, reservations required (425-316-8592).
Snoqualmie Falls Park Grand Reopening
SAT Celebration of redeveloped Hydroelectric Project and Park with extensive park and trail enhancements, tours, food vendors, kids’ activities, giveaways, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday; hiking trail to the river and observation platform opens to the public Sunday, Snoqualmie Falls, 6501 Railroad Ave. S.E., Snoqualmie (pse.com/aboutpse/ToursandRecreation/Pages/Snoqualmie-Falls-Celebration.aspx ).
Mercer Slough Ranger Program Tree Walk
SUN Learn about local native trees on a walk to learn how trees fit into our urban ecosystem, 2 p.m. Sunday, Mercer Slough Environmental Education Center, 1625 118th Ave. S.E., Bellevue; free (425-452-2565).
New Zealand Forest grand opening
SUN Official opening of new 2-acre forest with 10,000 trees, shrubs and grasses propagated from seeds collected in the wilds of New Zealand, the first of five eco-geographic forests of the Pacific Connections Garden that will eventually cover 14 acres; welcome, Haka dance performances, 11 a.m.; procession from the Pacific Connections meadow to the new New Zealand Forest, 11:40 a.m., ribbon-cutting ceremony, 11:45 a.m.; performances, noon; tours, family activities, 12:35-2 p.m. Sunday, Washington Park Arboretum, 2300 Arboretum Dr. E., Seattle (206-325-4510 or www.arboretumfoundation.org).
Seattle Japanese Garden Keiro no Hi
SUN Japanese Respect for Elders Day, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Sunday; accessible tours on the half-hour, 12:30-2:30 p.m.; tea ceremonies, 11 a.m., 1 and 3 p.m., $5 by advance reservation; free garden admission for ages 65 and older all day Sunday, Seattle Japanese Garden, 1075 Lake Washington Blvd. E., Seattle (206-684-4725 or www.seattlejapanesegarden.org ).
Bat Walk & Talk
WED Meet the bats of the Pacific Northwest with presentation and guided walk to locate and identify bats, 8 p.m. Wednesday, Seward Park Audubon Center, Seattle; $5, by reservation, space limited (206-652-2444 or sewardpark.audubon.org/).
Songs inspired by “The Wizard of Oz”
FRI Original music for all ages by the Bushwick Book Club Seattle, 7 p.m. Friday, Seattle Central Library, 1000 Fourth Ave., Seattle; free (206-386-4636 or www.spl.org).
“Taste of Lynwood” block party
SAT Free outdoor music, food and craft vendors, 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Saturday, Historic Lynwood Center, Lynwood Center Road, Bainbridge Island (206-780-0504 or www.tasteoflynwood.org).
Arts Gumbo 2013: New Orleans Brass Band
SAT Tubaluba New Orleans-style brass band, traditional second-line parade with the audience and New Orleans-style dinner, 6 p.m. Saturday, Rainier Valley Cultural Center, 3515 S. Alaska St., Seattle; $5-$15 (206-760-4285 or www.RainierValleyCulturalCenter.org).
Brighter Futures Run
SAT Color-blasted 5K to help homeless and at-risk youth in South Sound., 8:30 a.m. Saturday, Community Youth Services , 711 State Ave. N.E., Olympia; $45 (360-918-7822 or www.brighterfuturesrun.com).
Just Between Friends Kids and Maternity Consignment Sales Event
FRI-SUN Highquality baby equipment, maternity wear, shoes, clothing, noon-8 p.m. Friday, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Sunday, Kitsap County Fairgrounds, 1200 N.W. Fairgrounds Road, Bremerton; $3/Friday-Sunday, ages 18 and younger free; free Sunday (www.bremerton.jbfsale.com ).
Seattle Design Festival
FRI-SUN Public design event, experts, city leaders and citizens to celebrate and explore the ways design improves the quality of our lives and the connection between environmental design and health and well-being, including tours, discussions, Seattle; registration and fees for some events (206-448-4938 or www.seattledesignfestival.org).
Lost Redmond: Once Here, Long Gone
SAT Redmond Historical Society Saturday Speaker Series, the story of Redmond’s growth from a settlement to a town, 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Old Redmond Schoolhouse Community Center, 16600 N.E. 80th St., Redmond; free (425-885-2919 or www.redmondhistoricalsociety.org).
Pirate Day at Country Village
SAT All ages invited to come dressed in pirate costume and follow the treasure map, visit from the Pirates of Treasure Island, noon-4 p.m. Saturday, Country Village, 23732 Bothell-Everett Highway, Bothell; free (425-483-2250 or www.countryvillagebothell.com).
Inside and Out of the Arts & Crafts Home
SAT Historic Seattle lectures on emerging research into Gustav Stickley’s work and regional Arts & Crafts period architect E.E. Green and presentation on color for exterior painting, 1 p.m. Saturday, Good Shepherd Center, 4649 Sunnyside Ave. N., Seattle; $35-$45/all or $10-$20/one lecture (www.historicseattle.org).
Let’er Boom: Celebrating 125 Years of Trains Then and Now
SUN Celebration of the first passenger train 125 years ago from Seattle to Snohomish via Woodinville with caboose ride, speeders, garden-scale model railcars, music, BNSF mini-train ride for children, 11 a.m. Sunday, Harvey Airfield, 9900 Airport Way, Snohomish; free (www.facebook.com/125yearsofTrains).
Seattle Architecture Foundation
FRI Seattle Architecture Foundation walking tours; focus on public and private art, 10 a.m. Friday; Architecture 101, 10 a.m. Friday and Sept. 20; from Seattle Architecture Foundation, 1333 Fifth Ave, Rainier Square Atrium, Seattle; and Pike/Pine: Cars, Bars and Dead Rock Stars, 10 a.m. Saturday, Broadway Performance Hall, 1625 Broadway, Seattle Central Community College, Seattle; $15-$25 (seattlearchitecture.org ).
Explore Design Home Tour
SAT AIA Seattle tour to experience how design can inspire our everyday lives in homes throughout Seattle, part of the Seattle Design Festival, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday; $25 (206-448-4938 or www.aiaseattle.org/hometour ).
Upper Watershed Habitat Conservation
SAT Watersheds’ forest and wildlife biologists explore connections in the forestecosystem and wildlife habitat, 9 a.m. Saturday, Cedar River Watershed Education Center, 19901 Cedar Falls Road S.E., North Bend; $15 (206-733-9421 or www.seattle.gov/util/crwec ).
Whatcom County Farm Tour
SAT Sustainable Connections self-guided tour highlights diverse family-owned farms with educational activities at 12 tour stops, learn about growing food, raising animals, making wine, growing flowers, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, including Cloud Mountain Farm, 6906 Goodwin Road, Everson; free (360-647-7093 or sustainableconnections.org/events/whatcom-county-farm-tour-2).
Jefferson County Farm Tour
SAT-SUN Tour six fiber farms with spinning, weaving, plant-dye demonstrations, fiber-arts sales, Saturday; 24 commercial farms open for tours, demonstrations, entertainment, food vendors, activities, Sunday; no dogs; Port Townsend area (360-379-5610 or jefferson.wsu.edu ).
Issaquah Valley Trolley
SAT-SUN Half-mile ride on historic trolley, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturdays-Sundays, weather permitting, Issaquah Valley Trolley Depot, 150 First Ave. N.E., Issaquah; by donation (www.issaquahhistory.org/issaquah-valley-trolley).
Field Trip Day: Seattle
SUN Self-guided field trip via app as guide highlighting bike trails, local artists, activists, eateries across 2 miles in Ballard’s historic core, ending at Hale’s Palladium with circus performance and live music, 2 p.m. Sunday, Hiram M. Chittenden Locks, 3015 N.W. 54th St., Seattle; free (www.fieldtripper.com/fieldtripday/seattle/).
Old Redmond Historic Walking Tours
SUN Redmond Historical Society Haunted History Walking Tour, 4:30 and 7 p.m.; videos, displays, presentations, 4:15-7 p.m. Sunday, Old Redmond Schoolhouse Community Center, 16600 N.E. 80th St., Redmond; free, preregistration required (425-556-2415 or www.redmond.gov/Government/HistoricPreservation/).
SAT The Andes and Amazon of Peru, 10 a.m.; volunteer tourism, 1 p.m. Saturday, Savvy Traveler, 112 Fifth Ave. S., Edmonds; free, call for reservations (425-744-6076 or www.savvytravelerstore.com ).
Explorations in Patagonia
TUE Presentation on adventure travel in Chile, 7 p.m. Tuesday, Wide World Books & Maps, 4411 Wallingford Ave. N., Seattle; free (206-634-3453 or wideworldtravelstore.com ).
Cedar River Salmon Journey Naturalists
ONGOING Volunteer naturalists needed for the Cedar River Salmon Journey at five locations, weekends in October; volunteer naturalists receive 20 hours of training from fish and watershed experts in September and early October (206-297-8141 or www.cedarriver.org/programs/cedar-river-salmon-journey/cedar-river-salmon-journey).
Emergency preparedness training
SAT Training in basic emergency preparedness, how to stay safe in an earthquake and P-Patches that serve as Community Emergency Hubs, all welcome, material translated in 12 languages, 10 a.m. Saturday, Angel Morgan P-Patch, 3956 S. Morgan St., Seattle; free (206-233-5076).b