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Community calendar: festivals, fairs and more

A detailed, categorized calendar of events all over Seattle and Western Washington, Sept. 20-27, 2013.

Seattle Times staff

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Animal events

Cool City Pets

SAT Adoption event highlighting small animals, rabbits, hamsters, guinea pigs, rats, birds, reptiles, ferrets, 1 p.m. Saturday, Seattle Animal Shelter, 2061 15th Ave. W., Seattle; adoption fees $15-$40 (206-386-7387 or www.seattleanimalshelter.org).

Fabulous Fall Hikes for Dog-lovers

SAT Washington Trails Association information on hiking with your dog and local dog-friendly hiking locations; noon Saturday, Molbak’s, 13625 N.E. 175th St., Woodinville; free; no pets (425-483-5000 or www.molbaks.com/events.html).

Sea Otter Awareness Weekends

SAT-SUN Sea-otter feedings, activities, games, 10:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday-Sunday and Sept. 28-29, Seattle Aquarium, 1483 Alaskan Way, Seattle; $14.95-$21.95 (206-386-4300 or www.seattleaquarium.org ).

Seattle Humane Society Walk for the Animals/FidoFest

SUN 2-mile walk to raise money to help homeless pets, shorter routes available, leashed dogs welcome, 10 a.m. Sunday, registration 9 a.m., $30 fundraising suggested (425-373-5388 or www.seattlehumane.org ); FidoFest dog contests, entertainment, Seattle Humane Society adoption truck, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Sunday, University Village Mall, 25th Avenue Northeast and Northeast 45th Street, Seattle; free (206-523-0622 or www.uvillage.com/events ).

Seattle Police Mounted Patrol Unit Open House

SUN Seattle Police Department Mounted Patrol Unit Barn open house and demos; no pets allowed, 1-5 p.m. Sunday, Westcrest Park, 9000 Eighth Ave. S.W., Seattle; free; limited parking, carpools encouraged (on.fb.me/15Jdm4L).

Kitten Adoption Event

SUN Kittens from several rescue organizations available for adoption, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday, Paddywack Pet Supply, 15407 Main St., Mill Creek (communitycatcoalitionwa.org ).

Auto events

All Porsche Grand Display

SUN Porsche Club of America display, classes on the history and technical aspects of the Porsche 911 in celebration of the car’s 50th anniversary, proceeds benefit Evergreen Health Uncompensated Care; 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Sunday, Woodmark Hotel on Lake Washington, 1200 Carillon Point, Kirkland; $5-$10, ages 12 and younger free (carillon-point.com/event/28 ).

Electric Vehicle Show

SUN Electric- and solar-car display at Lake Forest Park Farmers Market, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday, Third Place Commons, 17171 Bothell Way N.E., Lake Forest Park (206-366-3302 or www.thirdplacecommons.org).

Benefits

Cheers for Children’s

FRI Wine, appetizers, karaoke; proceeds benefit Seattle Children’s Hospital, 6:30 p.m. Friday, DeLille Cellars, 14208 Woodinville-Redmond Road N.E., Redmond; $40 (cheersforchildrens.eventbrite.com).

NARAL Pro-Choice WA — Run For Your Rights

SAT Walk and run in honor of legendary pro-abortion rights women in tennis shoes, runners and walkers of all speeds and fitness levels, strollers and dogs welcome, 10:15 a.m. Saturday, Seward Park, 5902 Lake Washington Blvd. S., Seattle; $15-$30; $250 fundraising goal suggested (206-624-1990 or www.prochoicewashington.org).

Seattle Walk for Farm Animals

SAT Fundraising event to benefit Farm Sanctuary animal-advocacy organization, noon Saturday, Green Lake Community Center, 7201 E. Green Lake Dr. N., Seattle; $15-$25, fundraising suggested; ages 17 and younger free (events.walkforfarmanimals.org/index.cfm?fuseaction=donordrive.event&eventID=633 ).

Puget Sound Ski For Light

SAT Salmon and cod dinner, dance with accordion band, benefits Ski for Light to provide cross-country ski instruction and winter experiences for visually and mobility impaired people, 6 p.m. Saturday, Leif Erikson Lodge, 2245 N.W. 57th St., Seattle; $25, by reservation (206-783-1274).

An Evening of Promise

SAT DAWN fundraising auction, proceeds provide services to survivors of domestic violence, 5:30 p.m. Saturday, Hilton Sea-Tac Airport, 17620 Pacific Highway S., SeaTac; $125 (www.dawnonline.org ).

Northwest Center Golden Hearts Luncheon

TUE Celebrating the power of inclusion for people of all abilities, keynote speaker autism memoir author Monica Holloway, 11 a.m. Tuesday, Sheraton Seattle Hotel and Towers, 1400 Sixth Ave., Seattle; donation encouraged (nwcenterfoundation.org/events/golden-hearts-luncheon ).

Le Diner en Blanc

SEPT. 26 Paris-inspired entertainment, bring a white tablecloth and a picnic, wear white, to benefit First Night Tacoma, 6 p.m. Sept. 26, Wright Park, 501 S. I St., Tacoma; $10 (firstnighttacoma.org ).

Shake, Rattle & Fly

PLAN AHEAD Cocktail party, dancing, trapeze show, auction to benefit WestSide Baby, providing diapers, clothing and equipment for local children, 7 p.m. Sept. 27, Emerald City Trapeze Arts, Seattle; $30 (www.westsidebaby.org).

Biking

Alley Cat Poker Run Beer Tour

SAT Ride your bike and sample local brews at five locations, draw a playing card at each stop, prizes for best poker hands; 2 p.m. Saturday, finish by 6 p.m., starts Wine World & Spirits, 400 N.E. 45th St., ends Barrel Thief, 3417 Evanston Ave. N., Seattle; free (tinyurl.com/bike-n-brew-2013 ).

Tour de Whidbey

SAT Fundraising event for Whidbey General Hospital Foundation, scenic 30-, 40-, 50- and 100-mile routes start 7-9:30 a.m. from Greenbank Farm; 10-mile route start noon-3 p.m. from Coupeville Middle School/High School; $20-$95 (www.tourdewhidbey.com).

Bicycle Sunday

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).

East Shore Singles Bike Ride

SUN Singles older than 45, leisurely paced 16-mile ride on Sammamish River Trail to Woodinville Park, with lunch stop; 10:30 a.m. Sunday, Marymoor Park, 6046 W. Lake Sammamish Parkway N.E., Redmond; free, reservations required by Saturday (www.meetup.com/Eastshore-Singles).

Dance

Skandia Dance

FRI Scandinavian folk dancing with live music, 7:30 p.m. Friday, Cedar Valley Grange, 20526 52nd Ave. W., Lynnwood; $7-$10, kids free (206-784-7470 or www.skandia-folkdance.org).

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).

Little Bill and the Blue Notes

SAT Pre-dance lesson, live music dance for all ages, singles and couples welcome, 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Swedish Cultural Center, 1920 Dexter Ave. N., Seattle; $15 (206-781-1238 or www.nwdance.net).

Sno-King International Folk Dance Club

SAT Request dancing, 7 p.m.; folk dance lesson, 7:30 p.m.; 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).

Seattle Thrillers

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 ).

Fairs/Festivals

Taste of Tukwila: A Community Heritage & Culture Celebration

FRI Celebration of Tukwila’s diversity, performances, art display and activities, sample foods from around the world, 3-7 p.m. Friday, Foster High School, 4242 S. 144th St., Tukwila; free (206-768-2822 or www.tukwilawa.gov ).

Fremont Oktoberfest

FRI-SUN Beer Tasting Garden, music, 5 p.m.-midnight Friday, 11 a.m.-midnight Saturday, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Sunday; Village with kids’ activities, vendors, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Sunday; Oktoberfest 5K run, 10 a.m. Sunday, $25-$35; Texas Chainsaw Pumpkin Carving 1 p.m. Saturday-Sunday; Dogtoberfest dog activities Sunday; Street Scramble, visit as many of 30 locations as you can on foot, team or solo, in 90 minutes, 10:30 a.m. Sunday, $5-$25; Fremont neighborhood, Seattle; tasting garden $25-$40 (fremontoktoberfest.com ).

Oktoberfest Monroe

FRI-SUN Festhalle Biergarten traditional German beers, food, music and games, Family Fest Zone and Kinderhaus, vendors, 11 a.m.-midnight Friday-Saturday, ages 21 and older only after 7 p.m.; 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Sunday, Evergreen State Fairgrounds, 14405 179th Ave. S.E., Monroe; free until 3 p.m. Friday, then $10 Friday-Saturday, $5 Sunday, ages 12 and younger free all weekend (www.oktoberfestmonroe.com).

Washington State Fair

FRI-SUN Last weekend of the fair, 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, Washington State Fair Events Center, 110 Ninth Ave. S.W., Puyallup; $9-$12.50, ages 5 and younger free (253-841-5045 or www.thefair.com).

Cooper Artist Housing and Youngstown Cultural Arts Center Open House

SAT Tour artist lofts, meet the artists, food trucks, entertainment, art sale, Log House Museum historic displays, 1-6 p.m. Saturday, Youngstown Cultural Arts Center, 4408 Delridge Way S.W., Seattle (206-935-2999 or www.youngstownarts.org ).

Gator Fest

SAT Reptile show with live alligators, entertainment, games and inflatable toys; craft and food vendors; dedication of the new Cedar Hall with free pancake breakfast; classic-car show, Dogfest activities for dogs, Gator Gait 5K Fun Run; 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday, Green River Community College, 12401 S.E. 320th St., Auburn (253-833-9111 or www.greenriver.edu/gatorfest ).

Discover Lake Sylvia Fall Festival

SAT Celebrating 100th anniversary of Washington State Parks, pancake breakfast, duathlon/triathlon, half marathon, kayak racing, kids’ duathlon, music, kids’ games and races, craft and food vendors, plant identification walk, Boy Scout cooking demos, kids’ nature art, 7 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, Lake Sylvia State Park, 1813 Lake Sylvia Road, Montesano; free parking and free shuttle service from Simpson Elementary School; Discover Pass required for park parking (www.discoverlakesylvia.tk ).

Donkey Creek Chum Festival

SAT Kayak, canoe and paddleboard races, vendors, storytelling, touch tanks, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, Web of Life costume parade at noon, Skansie Brothers Park, 3207 Harborview Drive, Gig Harbor (www.cityofgigharbor.net/page.php?id=942 ).

Keyport Fest

SAT Classic-car show, entertainment, street fair vendors, 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Saturday, Keyport (keyport98345.com/index_files/Page2377.htm ).

Seattle Design Festival

SAT-SUN Explore the ways design improves the quality of our lives with theme “Design in Health,” exploring the connection between environmental design and health and well-being; free public activities at Design Block, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, 143 S. Main, Seattle (www.seattledesignfestival.org).

Thai Festival Seattle

SUN Activities, vendors, arts, crafts, food, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Sunday, University Heights Center south grounds, 5031 University Way N.E., Seattle (www.facebook.com/ThaiFestivalSeattle ).

Bite of Broadview

PLAN AHEAD Carnival rides, food vendors, entertainment, beer/wine garden, arts and crafts vendors, Kids’ Zone, rummage sale, 4-10 p.m. Sept. 27, 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Sept. 28, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sept. 29, Christ the King Catholic School, 117th Street North and Phinney Avenue North, Seattle (www.biteofbroadview.com).

Kirkland Oktoberfest

PLAN AHEAD Biergarten festhalle with German beers, music, food for ages 21 and older, 4-11 p.m. Sept. 27, 11 a.m.-11 p.m. Sept. 28, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Sept. 29; all-ages festival village entertainment, wiener-dog races, costume contest, dogs welcome, 4-6 p.m. Sept. 27, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Sept. 28-29, Marina Park, 25 Lake Shore Plaza, Kirkland; biergarten $20-$35, all ages village free (www.kirkland-oktoberfest.com ).

Food events

Food Truck Round Up

SAT Ten local food trucks, 11 a.m.-4 p.m., appearance by Hello Kitty, noon-3 p.m. Saturday, Uwajimaya Renton, 501 S. Grady Way, Renton (uwajimaya.com/FoodTruckRoundUp2013.html ).

Dinner Provençal

WED France Education Northwest dinner, 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Leif Erikson Lodge, 2245 N.W. 57th St., Seattle; $45-$50, by reservation (www.faccpnw.org ).

Autumn Equinox — A Fall Harvest of Beer

SEPT. 26 Class explores fall beer styles, 6:30 p.m. Sept. 26, Total Wine & More, 699 120th Ave. N.E., Bellevue; $15 (425-454-1317 or www.totalwine.com).

Norwegian cooking class

SEPT. 26 Cooking class for adults, Karbonadekaker entree, 6 p.m. Sept. 26, Bothell Sons of Norway, 23905 Bothell-Everett Highway, Bothell; $10-$15, preregister (425-385-2144 or www.bothellsonsofnorway.org ).

Gardening

Beardless Iris Sale

SAT King County Iris Society sale, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Crossroads Bellevue, 15600 N.E. Eighth St., Bellevue (www.kcis.org ).

Fall Foliage Superstars

SAT Seminar and book signing with Karen Chapman, co-author of “Fine Foliage — Elegant Plant Combinations for Garden and Container,” 10 a.m. Saturday, Molbak’s, 13625 N.E. 175th St., Woodinville; free (425-483-5000 or www.molbaks.com/events.html ).

Gardener Class: Grow Your Own Food Forest

SAT How to incorporate fruits, nuts, vegetables, herbs into your landscape, 10 a.m. Saturday, Bellevue Nursery, 842 104th Ave. S.E., Bellevue; free, preregister (800-838-3006 or www.savingwater.org/savvygardener ).

Winterize Your Garden

SAT Learn steps that will help have a healthy garden in the spring, 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Master Gardener Demonstration Garden, 15416 S.E. 16th St., Bellevue; free (425-485-5942).

Dahlia Show of Blooms

SAT-SUN Seattle Dahlia Society exhibition of dahlias by local growers, information, flowers for sale, 12:30-4 p.m. Saturday, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday, Lake City Community Center, 12531 28th Ave. N.E., Seattle; free (www.seattledahliasociety.org).

Dahlia Barn

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 ).

David Perry Photographer: Mini-Workshop

SUN Introduction to iPhone/iPad Photography for your garden, 2 p.m. Sunday, McAuliffe’s Valley Nursery, 11910 Springhetti Road, Snohomish; $25, preregister (360-862-1323 or www.mcauliffesvalleynursery.com ).

Ferns

SUN Expert’s practical tips for growing ferns, 1 p.m. Sunday, Molbak’s, 13625 N.E. 175th St., Woodinville; free (425-647-6004 or www.northwestperennialalliance.org/Judith_Jones_lecture2013.php).

Savvy Gardener Class: Autumn Gardening

TUE Seattle Tilth tasks and tips for winterizing your garden, 6 p.m. Tuesday, Redmond Senior Center, 8703 160th Ave. N.E., Redmond; free, preregister (800-838-3006 or www.savingwater.org/savvygardener).

Skagit Valley Giant Pumpkin Festival

PLAN AHEAD Giant-pumpkin weigh-off and veggie and sunflower exhibition, “Bats Incredible” program for all ages by Bats Northwest, 11 a.m., reservations requested; pony rides, carnival games, races, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Sept. 28, Christianson’s Nursery, 15806 Best Road, Mount Vernon (360-466-3821 or www.christiansonsnursery.com ).

Hiking

Coal Creek Park Ranger Hike

SAT 5-mile, moderately difficult hike to discover Bellevue’s largest park’s wilderness, history and wildlife, 10 a.m. Saturday, Red Town Trailhead, Cougar Mountain Regional Wildland Park, 7500 Lakemount Boulevard S.E., Newcastle; free (425-452-4195 or www.bellevuewa.gov/lewis_creek_park.htm ).

Issaquah Alps Trails Club

SAT Cougar Mountain easy 3 miles, 9:30 a.m. Saturday, Issaquah Alps Trail Club clubhouse, 175 Rainier Blvd. S., Issaquah (www.issaquahalps.org ).

Hobbies

Swedish weaving

SAT Beginners and advanced students welcome, 9:30 a.m. Saturday, Bothell Sons of Norway, 23905 Bothell-Everett Highway, Bothell; $10, preregistration required (425-485-9085 or www.bothellsonsofnorway.org).

Sogetsu School of Ikebana Autumn Exhibition

SAT-SUN Ikebana display, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday, demonstrations 1 and 2 p.m. both days, Seattle Asian Art Museum, 1400 E. Prospect St., Seattle; free (425-744-9751).

Evergreen Piecemakers Quilt Show

SAT-SUN Display of 200 quilts by Evergreen Piecemakers Quilt Guild, Merchant Mall, quilting demos, raffle quilt, Tea Room, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday, Kent Commons, 525 Fourth Ave. N., Kent; $5 (www.evergreenpiecemakers.com ).

Museum events

Free Friday Night Live

FRI Free admission, family activities, 5:30-9 p.m. Friday, Imagine Children’s Museum, 1502 Wall St., Everett (425-258-1006 or www.imaginecm.org ).

Museum of Flight events

FRI-SAT Speed of Sound concert series with Moondoggies and the Maldives, food and drinks available, ages 21 and older only, 7:45 p.m. Friday, $15-$25; arrival of the museum’s Lockheed Electra outfitted exactly like Amelia Earhart’s historic plane, people attired in 1930s style admitted for half price all day, 1:45 p.m. Saturday, Museum of Flight, 9404 E. Marginal Way S., Seattle; $10-$18 (206-764-5720 or www.museumofflight.org ).

Flying Heritage Collection Free Fly Days

SAT Vintage aircraft fly, meet the pilots, Air War Over Russia Day with the Focke-Wulf Fw 190 and Il-2 Shturmovik; flights subject to weather conditions, pilot availability and mechanical condition of the aircraft, noon Saturday, Flying Heritage Collection, 3407 109th St SW, Everett; free (877-342-3404 or www.flyingheritage.com).

Yoga at MOHAI

SAT Instructors from 8 Limbs Yoga Centers lead 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 ).

Free Days, The Wing

SAT Free admission to the museum, 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Saturday, Wing Luke Museum of the Asian Pacific American Experience, 719 S. King St., Seattle (206-623-5124 or www.wingluke.org).

Camlann Medieval Village

SAT-SUN Living history museum experiences, interpreters portraying 14th century English village life and activities, noon-5 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, Camlann Medieval Village, 10320 Kelly Road N.E., Carnation; $5 (425-788-8624 or www.camlann.org ).

Derby Days

SAT-SUN Great Outdoors Adventure new exhibit Camp Imagine, entertainment by Cowboy Buck & Elizabeth, food vendors, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, Imagine Children’s Museum, 1502 Wall St., Everett; $9 (425-258-1006 or www.imaginecm.org/derbydays).

Gentleman Desperado

SAT-SUN Relive the days of the old West outlaws in an interactive theater experience, 1 and 3 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, Mary Olson Farm, 28728 Green River Road, Auburn; $5-$10 (253-288-7433 or wrvmuseum.org/outlaw_days.html).

Bug Blast

SUN Get eye-to-eye with giant walking sticks, examine bugs of all kinds from museum collections, bug crafts, The Bug Chef cooks tasty bug treats on the outdoor stage, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday, Burke Museum of Natural History and Culture, University of Washington, Seattle; $7.50-$10 (206-543-5590 or www.burkemuseum.org/events/browse/bug_blast1).

Trayvon Martin: Remember and Respond

WED Community forum to discuss the state of race in the Pacific Northwest and America as it relates to the case and verdict of Trayvon Martin, youth and families encouraged to attend, includes artistic responses to the case and verdict, facilitated small group discussion, 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Northwest African American Museum, 2300 S. Massachusetts St., Seattle; free (206-518-6000 or www.naamnw.org).

Park events

Bird tour

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).

Art in Nature

SAT Search for art in nature, create nature art, for ages 5 and older accompanied by adult, 10 a.m. Saturday, Discovery Park, 3801 W. Government Way, Seattle; $5, preregister (206-386-4237).

Guided Nature Walk

SAT Discover birds, plants, wildlife in old-growth forest, 1 p.m. Saturday, Seward Park Audubon Center, 5902 Lake Washington Boulevard S., Seattle; free, preregister (206-652-2444 or sewardpark.audubon.org/).

Sensational Spiders

SAT Walk to explore the myths surrounding spiders and facts about the important role spiders play, for ages 6 and older, children accompanied by adults, 1 p.m. Saturday, Discovery Park, 3801 W. Government Way, Seattle; free, preregister (206-386-4237).

Heather Meadows

SAT Hike to see hawks and migrating birds of prey, 1 p.m. Saturday, Heather Meadows Visitor Center, Milepost 56, Mount Baker Highway (State Route 542), Mount Baker (360-599-9572 or www.fs.usda.gov/mbs ).

Living With Wildlife: Mountain Beavers

SUN Learn about this cousin to the North American beaver that burrows instead of builds, how to identify signs of these elusive creatures and how to prevent possible damage, for ages 10 and older, 1 p.m. Sunday, Lewis Creek Park, 5808 Lakemont Blvd., Bellevue; free, registration required (425-452-4195 or www.bellevuewa.gov/lewis_creek_park.htm).

Rainier Beach Community Center and Pool Grand Opening

SUN Facility tours, class demonstrations, local entertainment, 2-5 p.m. Sunday, Rainier Beach Community Center, 8825 Rainier Ave. S., Seattle (206-386-1925 or www.seattle.gov/parks).

Arboretum walk

SUN Casual, two-hour guided walk highlighting the newly planted New Zealand Forest in the Pacific Connections Garden, 1 p.m. Sunday, Graham Visitor Center, 2300 Arboretum Dr. East, Seattle; free (206-543-8800 or www.uwbotanicgardens.org).

Grand Opening of Magnuson Tot Drop-in Center

PLAN AHEAD Opening of drop-in activities for ages 5 and younger with performance by Caspar Babypants, 10:30 a.m., crafts, jumpy house, toys, 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Sept. 27, Magnuson Community Center, 7110 62nd Ave. N.E., Seattle; $3-$5/per child (206-684-7026).

Washington State Parks and National Parks Free Day

PLAN AHEAD National Public Lands Day, free admission and national and Washington State parks (no Discover Pass required), Washington state parks, Mount Rainier National Park and Olympic National Park, Sept. 28 (www.doi.gov/news/pressreleases/americas-great-outdoors-salazar- and www.parks.wa.gov/events/).

Performances

Family Concerts

SAT-SUN Concerts celebrating release of “Baby Beatles” music for kids and families, 10:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. Saturday, Town Hall Seattle, 1119 Eighth Ave., Seattle; free for ages 12 and younger, $5/adult with children, $25/unaccompanied adult (www.townhallseattle.org ).

Seattle Peace Concert

SUN Final concert of the season, music for all ages by local bands, noon-6 p.m. Sunday, Gas Works Park, 2101 N. Northlake Way, Seattle; free, nonperishable food-bank donations requested (www.seapeace.org ).

Running

Magnuson Series Family Fitness Day

SAT Run or bike 5K, 10K, 15K or duathlon, 10 a.m. Saturday, Magnuson Park, 7400 Sand Point Way N.E., Seattle; $17-$40 (www.magnusonseries.org/ ).

Oktoberfest Monroe 5K Stein Dash

SUN Oktoberfest Monroe run for all ages through the fairgrounds carrying a stein, finish line at the beer garden with free beverage, 11:30 a.m. Sunday, Evergreen State Fairgrounds, 14405 179th Ave. S.E., Monroe; $30-$45 (steindash5kmonroe.com).

Sales/Shopping

Brides for a Cause Charity Wedding Dress Sale

FRI-SAT Wedding-dress sale, prices start at $150, sizes from 2-20; proceeds benefit Wish Upon a Wedding nonprofit providing weddings for couples facing terminal or serious illness; VIP Sneak Peek noon-1 p.m. Friday, $5; free admission 1-7 p.m. Friday, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Landmark on the Sound, 23660 Marine View Drive S., Des Moines (www.bridesforacause.com).

Kent Used Book Sale

FRI-SUN Used-book and multimedia sale, most 50 cents to $1, prices reduced Sunday; benefits library programs; 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday-Saturday, 1-3 p.m. Sunday, Kent Library, 212 Second Ave. N., Kent (253-859-3330).

Friends of Shoreline Library Book Sale

FRI-SUN Used books, DVDs, CDs, audio books, most $1 or less, 5-7 p.m. Friday, members only, memberships available at the door; open to all 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday; Sunday special, large bag to fill with books for $3, noon-2 p.m. Sunday, Shoreline Library, 345 175th Ave. N.E., Shoreline (206-362-7550).

Macy’s fall fashion Impulse shopping party

SAT Fashion presentation and a behind-the-scenes look at fall, light bites and music while you shop, 2 p.m. Saturday, Macy’s Alderwood, 18700 Alderwood Mall Blvd., Lynnwood; free (425-712-6000).

Sewing and Quilting Rummage Sale and Ministry Market

SAT Rummage sale, fabric, books, sewing and quilting notions, antique quilt craft supplies, benefits Stone Soup Quilting Ministry; Ministry Market African-made and Central American-made crafts, benefits Peace Through Pieces Trauma Healing Ministry; Water for Africa; and Central African Development Association, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, North Seattle Friends Church, 7740 24th Ave. N.E., Seattle (206-525-8800 or www.northseattlefriends.org).

Life jacket sale

SAT Seattle Parks life-jacket sale, person the jacket is for must be present for fitting, ages 17 and younger must be accompanied by parent or guardian, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, Evans Pool, 7201 E. Green Lake Dr. N., Seattle; $20/youth, $30/teens to adults (www.seattle.gov/parks ).

Seattle Public Library Fall Book Sale

SAT-SUN Friends of The Seattle Public Library bargains on 150,000 books, CDs, DVDs, most $1-$2, half price Sunday, proceeds benefit Seattle Public Library, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday, Magnuson Park, 7400 Sand Point Way N.E., Seattle (206-682-7567 or www.friendsofspl.org/booksale.php).

Wedding Expo

SAT-SUN Wedding-gown sale, planners, vendors, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday, Comcast Event Center, 2000 Hewitt Ave., Everett; $15 (425-373-1894 or bridesclub.com).

Seasonal fall/harvest events

Farm Fun and Sunflower/Cornfield Maze at Dr. Maze’s Farm

FRI-SAT Sunflower/Cornfield Maze, Lavender Labyrinth, Tall Wall Maze, hayride tour of the farm, farmyard, Farm Tot Friday and Bubble Friday, Saturday Farmyard Craft, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Friday-Saturday, Dr. Maze’s Farm, 15410 NE 124th St., Redmond; $2-$9 (425-869-9777 or www.DrMazesFarm.com).

Minder Farm Corn Maze and Pumpkin Patch

FRI-SUN Corn maze, 4-8 p.m. Fridays, 9 a.m.-8 p.m. Saturdays, noon-6 p.m. Sundays, 4-7 p.m. Wednesdays-Thursdays, Minder Farm, 1000 Gluds Pond St. N.E., Bremerton; $6-$8 (www.mazeplay.com/minder-farm-corn-maze-pumpkin-patch?utm_source+Sept-Oct+eNews+2013&utm_medium=email ).

Halloween Decorating & Entertaining

SUN Learn how to decorate your home for Halloween and party tips and tricks, 10 a.m. Sunday, Pottery Barn Alderwood Mall, 3000 184th St. S.W., Lynnwood; free (425-774-5441 or www.potterybarn.com ).

Corn Maze, Scandia Valley Farm

ONGOING Corn maze, 9 a.m.-dusk daily, Scandia Valley Farm, 16624 Scandia Road N.W., Poulsbo; $5 (360-779-3353 or www.scandiavalleyfarm.com).

Glass Pumpkin Patch

SEPT. 26-29 Glass-pumpkin display and sale, kids’ activities, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Sept. 26, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sept. 27, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sept. 28, noon-5 p.m. Sept. 29, Schack Art Center, 2921 Hoyt Ave., Everett (425-259-5050 or schack.org/events ).

Special interest

Designing a healthy city

FRI Variety of presenters discuss theme “Walk This Town: Perspectives on Designing a Healthy City,” 6 p.m. Friday, Seattle Central Library, 1000 Fourth Ave., Seattle; free (206-386-4636 or www.spl.org).

InsideOut Yoga Open House

SAT Yoga and meditation classes, healthy snacks, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, InsideOut Yoga, 8016 Dayton Ave. N., Seattle; free (206-992-4808 or ioystudio.com ).

Comcast Arena 10th Anniversary Block Party

SAT Food trucks, live music, inflatables for kids, beer garden, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday on Hewitt Avenue outside Comcast Event Center, Everett; free (www.comcastarenaeverett.com).

Green Plate Special Moving Party

SUN Garden to teach middle-school students to grow and cook healthful food moving to a permanent space and hosting a party to thank the community, open to all, with food from our garden, beverages, 2 p.m. Sunday, Green Plate Special, 2725 E. Union St., Seattle; free, donations to support Green Plate Special’s garden and kitchen programming accepted, preregister (206-310-7393 or gpsmovingparty.eventbrite.com/).

Sports

Skate for a Cure

SAT All-ages skateboarding event honoring the memory of skateboard enthusiast Ethan Zakes, with appearance by X Games medalist and Kirkland resident Mitchie Brusco, 11 a.m. Saturday, Bellevue Skate Park, 14224 Bel-Red Road, Bellevue; $15 (206-227-9387 or ezrocks.org ).

Tours

Pioneer Square Public Spaces

SAT Seattle Design Festival walking tour of Seattle’s past, present and future, 10-11 a.m. and 2-3 p.m. Saturday, Design Block, 143 S. Main St., Seattle; $12-$15 age 12 and younger free (206-448-4938 or bit.ly/13B0cVX).

Queen Anne: The Evolution of An Urban Neighborhood

SAT Seattle Architecture Foundation walking tour, 10 a.m. Saturday, Queen Anne Condominiums, 1401 Fifth Ave. W., Seattle; $15-$25 (206-667-9184 or seattlearchitecture.org/tours.html).

Seattle Architecture Foundation

SAT Walking tours, Art Deco Skyscrapers of the 1920s, 10 a.m. Saturday; Picture This Youth Tour, ages 11 and older bring digital camera or smartphone to earn awards for creative architecture photography, 10 a.m. Saturday, ends 11:45 at Seattle’s Central Library, $12; Architecture’s Greatest Hits, 10 a.m. Sept. 27; Seattle Architecture Foundation, 1333 Fifth Ave, Rainier Square Atrium, Seattle; $15-$25 (206-667-9184 or seattlearchitecture.org/tours.html).

Heritage Home Tour

SAT Shoreline Historical Museum tour of 100-year-old A. H. Reid estate and the original 100-year-old Lake Forest Park Schoolhouse, tickets available on the half-hour 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, Third Place Commons, 17171 Bothell Way N.E., Lake Forest Park; $25 (206-542-7111 or www.shorelinehistoricalmuseum.org).

Civil War Train

SAT Journey with “Civil War era” citizens and soldiers on vintage steam train through the foothills of Mount Rainier, brief skirmish and re-enactment, meet members of the Washington Civil War Association, trains depart 10 a.m., 12:45 and 3:30 p.m. Saturday, Mt. Rainier Scenic Railroad, 54124 Mountain Highway E., Elbe; $22-$27 (360-492-5588 or mrsr.com/purchase.html).

Whidbey Island Farm Tour

SAT-SUN Self-guided tour of 14 working farms, taste locally made cheese, jam, spirits, meet the farmers, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., some farms open only one day, 10 a.m. Saturday-Sunday, Whidbey Island, various, Whidbey Island; free (www.whidbeyfarmtour.com ).

Purple and Gold: From Gothic to Modern at the UW

PLAN AHEAD Seattle Architecture Foundation walking tour, 11:30 a.m. Sept. 28, University of Washington, Seattle; $15-$25 (206-667-9184 or seattlearchitecture.org/tours.html ).

Travel events

Rick Steves’ Europe Travel Classes

SAT Rick Steves reports on his latest travels, 10 a.m. Saturday, Edmonds Theater, 415 Main St., Edmonds; free, preregistration required (425-771-8303 or www.ricksteves.com).

Travel seminars

SAT South America: Peru, Ecuador and Bolivia, 10 a.m.; Brazil and Argentina, 1 p.m. Saturday, Savvy Traveler, 112 Fifth Ave. S., Edmonds; free, call for reservations (425-744-6076 or www.savvytravelerstore.com ).

Workshops

Urban livestock

SAT, WED, THU How to get started raising city chickens, 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m.; city goats, 2-4:30 p.m. Saturday; city rabbits, 6 p.m. Wednesday; beekeeping 101, 6 p.m. Sept. 26, Seattle Tilth Association, 4649 Sunnyside Avenue North, Room 1, Seattle; $30-$40, preregister (206-633-0451 or www.seattletilth.org ).

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