Editor’s note: Foul weather, a group leader’s illness, insufficient sign-ups — many situations can cancel or cause schedule changes for events and outings. To be certain of your plans, always call before you go.
Community calendar: festivals, fairs and more
A detailed, categorized calendar of events all over Seattle and Western Washington, Sept. 27-Oct. 3, 2013.
Seattle Times staff
Woodland Park Zoo
FRI-MON Last weekend of summer programs, hours and admission rates, 9:30 a.m.-6 p.m. through Monday, $11.75-$18.75; fall/winter hours and admission rates start Tuesday, 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m. daily (grounds open until 5 p.m.), $8.75-$12.75 admission; Woodland Park Zoo, 5500 Phinney Ave. N., Seattle; parking $5.25 (206-548-2500 or www.zoo.org ).
Sea Otter Awareness Weekends
SAT-SUN Sea-otter feedings and activities, games, 10:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, The Seattle Aquarium, 1483 Alaskan Way, Pier 59, Seattle; $14.95-$21.95 (206-386-4300 or www.seattleaquarium.org).
Shake, Rattle and Fly
FRI Food, cocktails, dancing, cocktails, trapeze show, auction to benefit WestSide Baby, providing diapers, clothing and equipment for local children, 7 p.m. Friday, Emerald City Trapeze Arts, 2702 Sixth Ave. S., Seattle; $30 (www.westsidebaby.org ).
Cowboy Up for Changes
SAT Auction, line-dancing class, food, to raise money for Changes Parent Support Network, 4:30 p.m. Saturday, Lake City Presbyterian Church, 3841 N.E. 123rd St., Seattle; $45-$55 (tiny.cc/CowboyUp4Changes).
SAT American Parkinson’s Disease Association walk supporting scientific research, education and outreach for people living with Parkinson’s, 11 a.m. Saturday, Lincoln Park, 8011 Fauntleroy Way S.W., Seattle; $10-$25 (206-277-5516 or www.waparkinsons.org/walk ).
Seattle AIDS Walk and 5K Run
SAT Lifelong AIDS Alliance family friendly event honors lives touched by HIV/AIDS; proceeds benefit HIV/AIDS prevention and care, 10 a.m. Saturday, Volunteer Park, 1247 15th Ave. E., Seattle; $35/run, walk registration free, $50 minimum donation suggested (206-957-1635 or www.seattleaidswalk.org ).
Spokes for Folks
SAT Bike ride on the Interurban Trail, 10K, 25K, 75K options, community celebration, lunch, benefits SHAG’s Community Life Foundation, connecting seniors living in affordable housing to resources that support their independence, 7 a.m. Saturday, Interurban Senior Living, 14002 Linden Ave. N., Seattle; $25 (www.firstgiving.com/SHAG/SpokesForFolks).
Run from the Cops
SAT 5K Fun Run fundraiser organized by law-enforcement agencies benefiting Special Olympics Washington, law enforcement staged throughout the racecourse, walkers, runners, kids and costumes welcome, 9 p.m. Saturday, Pierce College, Puyallup, 1601 39th Ave. S.E., Puyallup; $40 (runfromthecops2013.kintera.org/faf/home/default.asp?ievent=1079936 ).
Wolves & Wine — A Fall Fundraiser
SAT Wine, beer, cider, appetizers, meet wolf advocates; all proceeds help Wolf Haven International, 6 p.m. Saturday, St. Martin’s University, Lacey; $50 (800-448-9653, x210 or wolfhaven.org/sponsor.php).
Beat the Burn 5K Run/Walk & Kid’s Dash
SUN Open to all runners, walkers, all ages, dogs; proceeds benefit Camp Eyabsut summer camp for young burn survivors; free kids’ dash for ages 10 and younger; beer garden, 9 a.m. Sunday, Alki Beach Statue of Liberty Plaza, 1702 Alki Ave S.W., Seattle; $30-$40 (253-921-5272 or www.promotionevents.com/beattheburn/info.htm ).
Walk for Hope
SUN 5K walk on Magnuson Park trails, all ages, leashed dogs welcome, proceeds support women’s cancer research, treatment and education at City of Hope, 9 a.m. Sunday, Mountaineers Club, 7700 Sand Point Way N.E., Seattle; $15-$30 (www.walk4hope.org).
Beers For Birds
TUE Seattle Audubon Society for an environmental pub trivia night, $1 from every pint sold supports Seattle Audubon, 6 p.m. Tuesday, Kangaroo & Kiwi Pub, 7305 Aurora Ave. N., Seattle; $10 (bit.ly/17ERIzT ).
Feast at the Market
TUE Progressive food event at 24 Market restaurants to benefit primary health care services to downtown’s underinsured and uninsured population, 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Pike Place Market, Seattle; $85-$125 (www.neighborcare.org/feast ).
Providence Mount St. Vincent Luncheon
OCT. 3 Legacy Fundraising Luncheon with National Geographic photographer David McLain, sharing images and stories of elders around the world, 11:30 a.m. Sept. 5, Sheraton Seattle Hotel, Seattle; $50 (206-938-6242 or www.providence.org/PMSVLegacyluncheon).
Evergreen Mountain Bike Alliance Washington Student League
FRI Information on mountain-biking organization for teens, 7 p.m. Friday, REI, 222 Yale Ave. N., Seattle; $10-$15 (www.brownpapertickets.com/event/447377).
West Seattle to Tukwila
SAT Cascade Bicycle Club 28-mile, leisurely paced ride with lunch stop, for all ages and skill levels; steady rain cancels, 10 a.m. Saturday, Jack Block Park, 2130 Harbor Ave. S.W., Seattle (206-522-3222 or www.cascade.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 ).
Sno-King International Folk Dance Club
SAT International folk dancing Octoberfest, costumes encouraged, potluck snacks, 7 p.m. Saturday, Cedar Valley Grange, 20526 52nd Ave. W., Lynnwood; $5-$7 (425-889-0541 or www.sno-king.org).
SAT Hustle dance lesson, 7 p.m., dance to disco, Latin, country, swing with DJ, all ages, singles and couples welcome, 8 p.m. Saturday, The Hayloft Dance Hall, 15320 35th Ave. W., Lynnwood; $12/dance, $15/dance and lesson (www.hayloftdance.com).
Autumn Social Dinner and Dance
SAT Harvest Stew dinner, 5-6:30 p.m., wine and beer available, dance to Moonlight Swing Orchestra, 6-8 p.m. Saturday; proceeds benefit senior center, East Country Senior Center, 276 Sky River Parkway, Monroe; $7-$9 (360-794-6359).
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 ).
Bite of Broadview
FRI-SUN Carnival rides, live music and entertainment, beer/wine garden, arts and crafts vendors, Kid’s Zone, food vendors, rummage sale, 4-10 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday; 5K fun run/walk, 10 a.m. Saturday, $20; classic-car show, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, Christ the King Catholic School, 415 North 117th Street, Seattle (www.biteofbroadview.com ).
FRI-SUN Munich-style biergarten festhalle featuring German biers, music, food for ages 21 and older only, 4-11 p.m. Friday, 11 a.m.-11 p.m. Saturday, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Sunday; all-ages festival village entertainment, wiener-dog races, costume contest, dogs welcome, 4-6 p.m. Friday, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, Marina Park, 25 Lake Shore Plaza, Kirkland; biergarten $20-$35, all ages village free (425-456-1111 or www.kirkland-oktoberfest.com).
Old Mill Days
FRI-SUN Lumberjack show, chain saw carving demonstrations, entertainment, carnival rides, craft vendors, 3-9 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Sunday; car show 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Port Gamble; $4-$8 (www.oldmilldays.com ).
Duvall Heritage Festival
SAT Pioneer activities for all ages, folk music, antique tractors and quilt displays, learn about logging, tour historic farmstead and pioneer cemetery, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Dougherty Farmstead, 26526 Cherry Valley Road, Duvall; free (www.duvallculture.org ).
Emerald Spiral Expo
SAT Explore your creativity, speakers, snack bar, readers, healers and vendors, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, Kent Commons, 525 Fourth Ave. N., Kent; free (206-508-1270 or www.emeraldspiral.com ).
Marysville Multicultural Fair
SAT Celebrate diversity in the Marysville-Tulalip communities, music and dance performances from around the world, demonstrations and displays, ethnic food court, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, Comeford Park, State Avenue and Fifth Street, Marysville (marysvillewa.gov/multiculturalfair).
Nisqually Watershed Festival
SAT Music, environmental education displays, nature hikes, food vendors, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Nisqually National Wildlife Refuge, 100 Brown Farm Road, Olympia (360-753-9467).
SAT-SUN Cultural roots and contemporary influences of Italy and Italian-Americans in the Northwest, Italian dog show, chef demos, entertainment, films, grape-stomping contest, bocce-ball tournament, 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Saturday including all-ages concert and dance at 6:30 p.m.; 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Sunday, Seattle Center, Seattle (206-684-7200 or www.festaseattle.com ).
Sustainable Ballard Festival
SUN All-ages activities, test ride an electric bike, sample Ballard craft brews and bites, prizes, solar-powered live music, chef demos, urban farm animals, displays, workshops, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Sunday, Ballard Commons Park, 5701 22nd Ave. N.W., Seattle (206-701-7000 or www.sustainableballard.org/festival/).
Seattle Home Show 2
PLAN AHEAD Hundreds of displays of home and garden products; daily “Meet the Experts” seminars, cooking demos by local chefs, landscape displays; living green; wine tasting, 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Oct. 4-5, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Oct. 6; CenturyLink Field Event Center, Seattle; $3-$12 (425-467-0960 or www.SeattleHomeShow.com).
Everett Sausage Fest
PLAN AHEAD Entertainment, food and craft vendors, bingo, Bavarian dinner, kids’ games and activities, beer and wine gardens with dancing, noon-midnight Oct. 4-5, noon-7 p.m. Oct. 6, Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church, 2619 Cedar St., Everett (www.everettsausagefest.com).
Cheese 101 Tasting
SUN Expert information on production, local cheeses, tasting, 1 p.m. Sunday, Whole Foods Market, Roosevelt Square, 1026 N.E. 64th St., Seattle; $10, preregistration required (206-985-1500 or www.wholefoodsmarket.com/store/event/cheese-101-tasting-event ).
Brew at the Zoo
OCT. 3 Beer-tasting from 30 breweries, live animal encounters, music, ages 21 and older only, 5:30 p.m. Oct. 3, Woodland Park Zoo, Seattle; $25-$65 (206-548-2500 or www.zoo.org/brew).
Pickles and Fermentation
OCT. 3 Get started preserving pickled and fermented vegetables, 6 p.m. Oct. 3, Seattle Tilth Association, 4649 Sunnyside Avenue North, Room 1, Seattle; $25-$36 (206-633-0451 or www.seattletilth.org ).
FallAbundance Plant Sale
SAT Trees, shrubs and perennials grown in the greenhouse and from local specialty plant vendors, proceeds benefit the Arboretum, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, Graham Visitor Center, 2300 Arboretum Dr. East, Seattle (206-325-4510 or www.arboretumfoundation.org ).
Coming Up Bulbs
SAT Introduction to bulbs that bloom throughout the year, 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Master Gardener Demonstration Garden, 15416 S.E. 16th St., Bellevue; free (425-485-5942).
Preparing Roses for Winter
SAT American Rose Society Master Rosarian’s steps to ensure your roses survive winter weather, 10 a.m. Saturday, Molbak’s, 13625 N.E. 175th St., Woodinville; free (425-483-5000 or www.molbaks.com/events.html).
Skagit Valley Giant Pumpkin Festival
SAT Entries accepted for pumpkin weigh-off and veggie and sunflower exhibition, 9 a.m.-1 p.m.; “Bats Incredible” program for all ages by Bats Northwest, 11 a.m., reservations requested; Tastes of the Harvest food vendor, 11 a.m.-3 p.m.; pony rides, carnival games, races, 1-3 p.m.; giant pumpkin weigh-off, 2-4 p.m. Saturday, Christianson’s Nursery, 15806 Best Road, Mount Vernon (360-466-3821 or www.christiansonsnursery.com).
Chase Garden Fall Plant Sale
SAT-SUN Fall and winter blooming plants, specialty vendors, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, Chase Garden, 16015 264th St E, Orting; free entrance to the garden (www.chasegarden.org).
SAT-SUN U-cut gardens, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, Dahlia Barn, 13110 446th Ave. S.E., North Bend (www.dahliabarn.com ).
Fall Plant Sale
PLAN AHEAD Variety of hardy perennials to plant now for next spring, proceeds benefit the garden, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Oct. 4-5, Soos Creek Botanical Garden, 29308 132nd Ave. S.E., Auburn (253-639-0949 or www.SoosCreekBotanicalGarden.org ).
KUBE Haunted House
FRI-SAT Georgetown Morgue and Nightmare on 9 haunted house; Flashlight Nights, groups of 5-8 people enter dark Morgue with only one flashlight, 7-11 p.m. Friday-Saturday, $13; haunted house, Oct. 4-5, 11-13, 17-20, 24-31, Nov. 1-2, $13-$28; 5000 E. Marginal Way S., Seattle (www.kube93.com).
Dr. Maze’s Farm Pumpkin Patch and Sunflower/Corn Maze
FRI-SUN Farmyard farm tot Fridays, farm craft Saturday, pumpkin patch, maze, hay rides, farmstand, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Friday, Saturday, Sunday, 15410 N.E. 124th St., Redmond; $9/maze and hay ride, $2/hay ride only (www.drmazesfarm.com).
Remlinger Farms Fall Pumpkin Harvest Festival
SAT-SUN Steam train, mini-fair rides for kids, farm petting zoo, farm theater shows, corn maze, U-pick pumpkin field, food vendors, market, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturdays-Sundays, Remlinger Farms, 32610 N.E. 32nd St., Carnation; $14.94-$17.11 (425-333-4135 or www.remlingerfarms.com ).
Bailey Vegetables Pumpkin Patch
SAT-SUN U-pick pumpkins, corn, squash, gourds; play area, food and produce stand, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturdays-Sundays, Bailey Family Farm, 12711 Springhetti Road, Snohomish (www.baileyveg.com/index.html).
Stocker Farms Pumpkin Park and Corn Maze
SAT-SUN Corn maze, 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Saturday; 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Sunday; 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Tuesday-Wednesday, 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Thursday, Friday, Saturday, 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Sunday in October, $6.96-$11.95; Family Pumpkin Park with pumpkin patch, farm animals, play area, hay rides on weekends, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Tuesdays-Sundays in October, $9.95/person; pumpkin patch only free admission, Stocker Farms, 8705 Marsh Road, Snohomish (360-568-7391 or www.stockerfarms.com ).
Mosby Farms Pumpkin Patch and Corn Maze
SAT-OCT. 30 Corn maze, pumpkin patch, produce stand, 10 a.m.-dusk daily through Oct. 30, tractor-pulled hay rides Saturdays-Sundays, weather permitting, 3104 Auburn Black Diamond Road, Auburn; corn maze $6-$9 (mosbyfarm.com).
Picha’s Pumpkin Patch
SAT-OCT. 31 Opening Saturday, U-pick pumpkins, corn maze, fall market, hay rides and food vendors on weekends, leashed dogs welcome, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturdays-Sundays, 3-6 p.m. Mondays-Fridays, maze closed 5:30 p.m., 6502 52nd St. E., Puyallup; $6/maze, $2/hay ride (253-841-4443).
Spooner Farms Fall Festival
SAT-OCT. 31 Opening Saturday, pumpkin patch, gourds, squash, corn maze, farm animals, concessions, pedal karts, some events only on weekends, 9 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Monday-Friday, 9710 State Route 162 East, Puyallup; maze $6-$8 (253-840-2059 or www.spoonerberries.com).
Craven Farm Pumpkin Patch and Corn Maze
SAT-OCT. 31 Opening Saturday, harvest market, pumpkin field, corn maze, farm animals, 9:30 a.m.-dusk daily, tractor-drawn hay rides, pumpkin slinger, snack bar on weekends, Craven Farm, 13817 Short School Road, Snohomish; free admission, fees for some activities (www.cravenfarm.com).
SUN Local produce, food vendors, master gardeners, sheep shearing, beer and wine garden, tractor and horse-drawn wagon rides, pie contest, seminars, pony rides, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday; Johnson Farm, Island Center Road and Johnsonville Lane, Bainbridge; free shuttles from Bainbridge ferry terminal 11 a.m.-5 p.m. and from park and ride at Bethany Lutheran Church and Strawberry Hill Park (friendsofthefarms.org ).
Corn Maze and Pumpkin Patch, The Farm at Swan’s Trail
SUN-OCT. 31 Corn maze, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. daily, $6; pumpkin patch with children’s play area, fishing, putting course, hay maze, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. daily starting Sunday, $2-$6, The Farm at Swan’s Trail, 7301 Rivershore Road, Snohomish (425-334-4124 or www.thefarm1.com).
Minder Farm Corn Maze and Pumpkin Patch
ONGOING 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 ).
Carpinito Brothers Pumpkin Patch and Corn Maze
ONGOING Pumpkin patch, corn maze, hay rides, produce stand, farm animals, hay maze, roasted corn, 9 a.m.-dusk daily, Carpinito Brothers Pumpkin Patch, South 277th Street and West Valley Highway, Kent; $6-$9/corn maze, $3/hay ride (253-954-5692 or www.carpinito.com).
ONGOING Seasonal fruits and vegetables, U-pick pumpkins, free corn maze, farm animals, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. daily through Oct., 12920 State Route 162 East, Orting (253-848-7604).
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 ).
Pumpkin Patch and Corn Maze, Bob’s Corn
ONGOING Pumpkin patch, playground, food concessions, corn cannon, pony rides on weekends, 10 a.m.-7 p.m. daily, free admission, charge for some activities; corn maze, 10 a.m.-6 p.m., $6-$8; kids maze, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. daily, $4; Bob’s Corn, 10917 Elliott Road, Snohomish (360-668-2506 or www.bobscorn.com).
Two Brothers Pumpkin Patch at Game Haven Farm
TUES-OCT. 31 Pumpkin U-pick, farm animals, winter squash, ornamental corn and other fall ornamentals, 9:30-6 p.m. daily in October, 7110 310th Ave. N.E., Carnation (425-333-4313).
UW Botanic Gardens: Park in the Dark
SAT Environmental-education team night hike through the Arboretum for families with children ages 6 and older, 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Washington Park Arboretum, 2300 Arboretum Dr. E., Seattle; $8, preregister (depts.washington.edu/uwbg/education/Youth/family.shtml ).
Autumn on the Plateau Walk
SAT Volkssport walk on Issaquah Highlands trails and sidewalks, 14K (8.7 miles), start 9-10:30 a.m.; 10K (6.2 miles), 5K, start 9 a.m.-noon, finish by 3 p.m., Central Park, 1907 Park Dr. N.E., Issaquah; free (esva.org/events/autumn-in-issaquah-highlands-walk ).
Museum Day Live
SAT Smithsonian magazine hosts free admission for two to participating museums across the country with pass available on website; local venues include Burke Museum of Natural History and Culture, EMP, Henry Art Gallery, Log House Museum, MOHAI, Nordic Heritage Museum, Seattle Art Museum, Museum of Flight, Wing Luke Museum of the Asian Pacific American Experience, Seattle; Bellevue Arts Museum, KidsQuest Children’s Museum, Bellevue; Hydroplane and Raceboat Museum, Kent; Bainbridge Island Historical Museum, Kids Discovery Museum, Bainbridge; Children’s Museum of Tacoma, Museum of Glass, Tacoma Art Museum, Washington State History Museum, Tacoma, Saturday; free (www.smithsonianmag.com/museumday ).
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 ).
Weekend Activities at the Burke: Insects & Arachnids
SAT-SUN Explore insects and arachnids from the Burke’s collection, craft activities, 1-3 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, “Best of the Burke” guided exhibit tours, 1 p.m. Saturday, Burke Museum of Natural History and Culture, University of Washington, Seattle; $7.50-$10 (206-543-5590 or https://www.burkemuseum.org/events/browse/weekend_activities_insects ).
Race: Are We So Different?
SAT-JAN. 5 First weekend of exhibit on race, its history as an idea, contemporary science, with historical artifacts, photographs, multimedia presentations, displays, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday through Jan. 5, Pacific Science Center, 200 Second Ave. N, Seattle; $10-$18 (206-443-2001 or www.pacificsciencecenter.org/Exhibits/race ).
First Thursday, SAM
OCT. 3 Free museum admission, tours, activities, 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Oct. 3, Seattle Art Museum, 1300 First Ave., Seattle; surcharge for some special exhibitions (206-654-3137 or www.seattleartmuseum.org ).
First Thursdays, MOHAI
OCT. 3 Free admission first Thursday of each month, 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Oct. 3, MOHAI at Lake Union Park, 860 Terry Ave. N., Seattle (206-324-1126 or www.mohai.org ).
First Thursdays, Museum of Flight
OCT. 3 Free admission to the museum, 5-9 p.m. Oct. 3, Museum of Flight, 9404 E. Marginal Way S., Seattle (206-764-5720 or www.museumofflight.org ).
First Thursdays, the Burke
OCT. 3 Free admission, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Oct. 3, Burke Museum of Natural History and Culture, University of Washington, Seattle (206-543-5590 or www.burkemuseum.org).
First Thursday, The Wing
OCT. 3 Free admission to the museum, 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Oct. 3, Wing Luke Museum of the Asian Pacific American Experience, 719 S. King St., Seattle (206-623-5124 or www.wingluke.org ).
First Thursday, SAAM
OCT. 3 Free admission, 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Oct. 3, Seattle Asian Art Museum, 1400 E. Prospect St., Seattle (206-654-3100 or www.seattleartmuseum.org ).
First Thursday, Northwest African American Museum
OCT. 3 Free admission, 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Oct. 3, Northwest African American Museum, 2300 S. Massachusetts St., Seattle (206-518-6000 or 015ada3.netsolhost.com/index.html ).
PLAN AHEAD Campfires and candlelight provide illumination for this evening walking tour of Fort Nisqually, re-enactors bring to life the laborers, servants, gentlemen and ladies of the Hudson’s Bay Company in the 1800s, tours start every 15 minutes, 7-9:30 Oct. 4, 6:30-9:30 Oct. 5, Fort Nisqually Living History Museum, Point Defiance Park, Tacoma; $8-$12 (253-591-5339 or www.fortnisqually.org ).
Grand Opening of Magnuson Tot Drop-in Center
FRI Opening of drop-in activities for ages 5 and younger with performance by Caspar Babypants, 10:30 a.m., crafts, bounce house, toys, 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Friday, Magnuson Community Center, 7110 62nd Ave. N.E., Seattle; $5/per child before, $3/after noon (206-684-7026).
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 Boot Camp
SAT LifeWise Health Plan of Washington and local Olympian Ariana Kukors boot-camp workout catered to various levels, 8:30 a.m. Saturday, Garfield Community Center, 2323 E. Cherry St., Seattle; free (www.activelynorthwest.com/fitness/fitmob-event-series/ ).
Bats of the Pacific NW Super Saturday
SAT Information about bats, arts and crafts activities, games, 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/).
Walking Tour of New Zealand Forest
SAT Friends of Seattle’s Olmsted Parks host tour of newly opened New Zealand Focal Forest, 10 a.m. Saturday, Washington Park Arboretum, meet at the Japanese Garden parking lot, Seattle; free (seattleolmsted.org).
Washington State Parks/National Parks Free Day
SAT No admission fees required at all Washington State Parks and National Parks for National Public Lands Day, Saturday ( nps.gov/findapark/feefreeparks.htm and ).
Mercer Slough Nature Walk
SAT Park Ranger guided tour to learn about the flora, fauna and history of the park, all ages welcome., 2 p.m. Saturday, Mercer Slough Environmental Education Center, 1625 118th Ave. S.E., Bellevue; free (425-452-2565).
Family Birding Walk, Lake Sammamish State Park
SAT Kid-paced walk on level pathways to look for ducks and other birds, 10 a.m. Saturday, Lake Sammamish State Park, 20606 S.E. 56th St., Issaquah; free (425-576-8805 or eastsideaudubon.org/calendar/family-birding-walk-lake-sammamish-state-park).
Owls of North America
SAT Join author and photographer Paul Bannick for an in-depth look at North American owls, 11 a.m. Saturday, Cedar River Watershed Education Center, 19901 Cedar Falls Rd SE, North Bend; $15 (206-733-9421 or www.seattle.gov/util/crwec).
SUN Casual, two-hour guided walk highlighting the new 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).
Mercer Slough Ranger Tree Walk
SUN Learn about the native trees, 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).
Hike & Seek
PLAN AHEAD Hiking and scavenger hunt for families to encourage outdoor time for children, 2 miles with nature station activities, wildlife displays, noon Oct. 5, Seward Park, 5902 Lake Washington Blvd. S., Seattle; $7-$15, fundraising for National Wildlife Federation encouraged (www.hikeandseek.org ).
Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey “Fully Charged”
OCT. 3-6 Circus performances, includes All-Access Pre-show Party to meet performers and animals one hour before each performance, 7:30 p.m. Oct. 3-4; 11:30 a.m., 3:30 and 7:30 p.m. Oct. 5; 1 and 5 p.m. Oct. 6, ShoWare Center, Kent; $20-$65; $12 upper level seats Oct. 3 only (253-856-6777 or www.showarecenter.com ).
Skagit County Fairgrounds Garage Sale, Antiques and More
FRI-SAT Garage sale, food vendors, pony rides, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Friiday-Saturday, Skagit County Fairgrounds, 1410 Virginia St., Mount Vernon; $2 (360-336-9414 or www.skagitcounty.net/fairgrounds ).
Mercer Island Friends of the Library Book Sale
FRI-SUN Thousands of books, CDs, DVDs, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, 1-5 p.m. Sunday, Mercer Island Library, 4400 88th Ave. S.E., Mercer Island (206-236-3537).
Everett Fall Home Show
FRI-SUN Home, gift and food vendors, noon-7 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday, Comcast Event Center, 2000 Hewitt Ave., Everett; $6.50-$7, ages 16 and younger free (www.comcastarenaeverett.com).
Glass Pumpkin Patch
FRI-SUN Glass pumpkin display and sale, kids’ activities, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, noon-5 p.m. Sunday, free admission; Beer and Brat Night for ages 21 and older, music, local beer, bratwurst, hard cider, glass art demonstration, 5-9 p.m. Friday, $30, Schack Art Center, 2921 Hoyt Ave., Everett (425-259-5050 or schack.org/events).
Kids and Maternity Consignment Sales Event
FRI-SUN New and gently used children’s and maternity items, clothing, toys, baby equipment, 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Sunday, Evergreen State Fairgrounds, 14405 179th Ave. S.E., Monroe; $2 (www.everett.jbfsale.com).
Broadview UCC Trunk Sale
SAT Rummage sale, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, Broadview Community United Church of Christ, 325 N. 125th, Seattle (206-402-3845 or broadviewucc.org ).
Norwegian Ladies Chorus of Seattle Rummage Sale
SAT Furniture, used clothing, children’s items, housewares, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Our Redeemer Lutheran Church, 2400 N.W. 85th St., Seattle (www.nlcofseattle.org/).
Mystery book exchange/sale
SAT Trade gently used mystery books, or buy books, $1-$2, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, Phinney Neighborhood Center, 6532 Phinney Ave. N., Seattle (206-783-2244 or www.phinneycenter.org/events/bookxchange.html).
Dora the Explorer
SAT Children invited to meet Dora the Explorer and design their own backpacks, story time, 2 p.m. Saturday, Macy’s, 400 Bellevue Square, Bellevue (425-688-6000).
Friends of the Library book sale
SAT Used books at bargain prices to benefit the library, 10 a.m. Saturday, Sammamish Library, 825 228th Ave. N.E., Sammamish (425-392-3130).
Family Day: Kids Can
SAT Learn ways kids can get involved in giving back, inspiring stories from heroes in the community, get connected with family-friendly volunteer opportunities, activities that demonstrate how simple and exciting it is to make a difference, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Visitor Center, 440 Fifth Ave. N., Seattle; free (gates.ly/13lS0gs).
Federal Way 320th Library Opening
SAT Grand opening of new library, ribbon-cutting ceremony, open house, magic show, music performance, 9:30 a.m. Saturday, Federal Way 320th Library, 848 S. 320th St., Federal Way (253-839-0257 or www.kcls.org).
Seattle Architecture Foundation
FRI-SAT Walking tours, Architecture’s Greatest Hits, 10 a.m. Friday; Hidden Spaces/Public Places, 10 a.m. Saturday, Design Details, 10 a.m. Oct. 3, Seattle Architecture Foundation, 1333 Fifth Ave, Rainier Square Atrium, Seattle; $15-$25 (206-667-9184 or seattlearchitecture.org/tours.html).
Purple and Gold: From Gothic to Modern at the UW
SAT Seattle Architecture Foundation walking tour, meet at War Memorial flagpole, 11:30 a.m. Saturday, University of Washington campus, University of Washington, Seattle; $15-$25 (206-667-9184 or seattlearchitecture.org/tours.html ).
Travel seminars, Savvy Traveler
SAT Safari: Best of Eastern and Southern Africa, 10 a.m.; trekking the Himalayas, 1 p.m. Saturday, Savvy Traveler, 112 Fifth Ave. S., Edmonds; free, call for reservations (425-744-6076 or www.savvytravelerstore.com).
Travel seminar, Rick Steves’ Europe
SAT Paris, 10 a.m. Saturday, Edmonds Theater, Edmonds; free, preregistration required (425-771-8303 or www.ricksteves.com).
TUE Tour agency discusses travel to Iran, 7 p.m. Tuesday, Wide World Books & Maps, 4411 Wallingford Ave. N., Seattle; free (206-634-3453).
SAT Green Kirkland project, help remove invasive blackberry bushes, 10 a.m. Saturday, Juanita Heights Park, 89th Place Northeast, Kirkland; preregister (www.earthcorps.org ).
Volunteer Park Fall Restoration Day
SUN Gather at the Black Sun sculpture to help with restoration efforts, no gardening experience necessary, gloves and tools provided or bring your own, 10 a.m. Sunday, Volunteer Park, 1247 15th Ave. E., Seattle (on.fb.me/1acfb0T).
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.-1 p.m. Saturday, John C. Little P-Patch, 37th Avenue South and South Willow Street, Seattle; 2-5 p.m. Saturday, New Holly Rockery P-Patch, New Holly Drive South and South 40th Street, Seattle; free (206-233-5076).