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Star Wars Reads Day, birds and trucks | Community Corner

Community events for the weekend of Oct. 19-20, 2013, include Star Wars Reads Day at some King County libraries, Birds at the Burke Museum, and Truck and Tractor Day at Fort Steilacoom Park.

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Star Wars Reads Day

Costumed characters from local Star Wars clubs, Lego activities, stories, entertainment for all ages, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, Sammamish Library, 825 228th Ave. S.E., Sammamish (425-392-3130), and 2:30-4:30 p.m. Saturday, Bothell Library, 18215 98th Ave. N.E., Bothell (425-486-7811); free, nonperishable food-bank donations requested ( ).

Ballard Fall Festival: Apple pressing, scarecrow making (bring old clothes), bounce houses, for ages 2 to 10, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, Ballard Community Center, 6020 28th Ave. N.W., Seattle; $4/advance, $5/at the door (206-684-4093 or

Birds at the Burke: Displays, crafts, talks, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Burke Museum of Natural History and Culture, University of Washington, Seattle; $7.50-$10 (206-543-5590 or

Free Day, The Wing: Free admission, 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 ).

Tukwila Pool 40th Birthday Party: Swim-A-Thon benefits Tukwila Pool Scholarship Fund, 10-11 a.m.; Family Swim and Lap Swim, 11 a.m.-1 p.m.; open swim, 1-5 p.m. Saturday, 40 cents; 4414 S. 144th St., Tukwila (206-267-2350 or

Pumpkin carving: Watch champion pumpkin carver transform a 300-pound pumpkin, 10 a.m. Saturday; Molbak’s, 13625 N.E. 175th St., Woodinville (425-483-5000 or

Walk to Big Cedar: Two-mile old-growth forest hike and history talk for all ages, wear boots for going through water, 10 a.m. Saturday, Meadowbrook Farm, 1711 Boalch Ave., North Bend; free (425-831-1900 or ).

Truck and Tractor Day: Kids of all ages can climb on trucks, pumpkin decorating, hay rides, noon-3 p.m. Saturday, Fort Steilacoom Park, 8714 87th Ave. S.W., Lakewood; free (253-589-2489 or

Leif Erikson Lodge Bazaar: Nordic food, bakery, crafts, rummage sale, vendors, entertainment, games, book sale, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday, beer loft, 3 p.m.-closing, Leif Erikson Lodge, 2245 N.W. 57th St., Seattle ( ).

Ski and Board Swap: Mountain to Sound Outfitters sale of new and used snow sports gear, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, American Legion Hall, 3618 S.W. Alaska St., Seattle (206-935-7669).

Metro Employees Historic Vehicle Association: Scenic four-hour trip through Cascade foothills in historic Metro buses, stops for photos and lunch, 11 a.m. Sunday, Second Avenue South and South Main Street, Seattle; $5 (206-684-1816 or ).

Madeline Mckenzie,

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