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Celebrating the new Rainier Beach pool | Community Corner

Community events for the weekend of Sept. 21-22, 2013, include the grand opening of the Rainier Beach pool, a couple of Oktoberfests and the Friends of the Seattle Public Library sale.

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Rainier Beach Community Center and Pool Grand Opening

Celebration with music by Southeast Seattle Community Youth Orchestra and other local entertainment, registration for fall programs, tours including the pool, sauna and spa, the only Seattle Parks facility with indoor slide and spray play area and lazy river, 2-5 p.m. Sunday, Rainier Beach Community Center, 8825 Rainier Ave. S., Seattle (206-386-1925 or www.seattle.gov/parks).

Fremont Oktoberfest: Beer Tasting Garden, music, 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; Texas Chainsaw Pumpkin Carving 1 p.m. Saturday-Sunday; Fremont neighborhood, Seattle; tasting garden $25-$40, village free (fremontoktoberfest.com ).

Oktoberfest Monroe: Festhalle Biergarten traditional German beers, food, music and games, Family Fest Zone and Kinderhaus, vendors, 11 a.m.-midnight 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; $10 Saturday, $5 Sunday, ages 12 and younger free (www.oktoberfestmonroe.com).

Amelia Earhart plane: Arrival of the museum’s Lockheed Electra outfitted exactly like Amelia Earhart’s historic plane, 1:45 p.m. Saturday, people attired in 1930s style admitted for half price all day, Museum of Flight, 9404 E. Marginal Way S., Seattle; $10-$18 (206-764-5720 or www.museumofflight.org ).

Free Day, The Wing: 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).

Washington State Fair: Last weekend of the fair, carnival rides, 4-H animals, vendors, food, 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 (253-841-5045 or www.thefair.com).

Friends of the Seattle Public Library Sale: 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).

Bicycle Sunday: Last day of the season, 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).

Bug Blast: Close up look at bugs of all kinds, bug crafts, The Bug Chef, 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).

Seattle Police Mounted Patrol Unit Open House: Seattle police horse barn open house and demos; no pets allowed, 1-5 p.m. Sunday, Westcrest Park, 9000 Eighth Ave. S.W., Seattle; free; limited parking (on.fb.me/15Jdm4L).

Madeline McKenzie, mmckenzie@seattletimes.com.

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