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.
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 (bit.ly/GLEHwS ).
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 www.seattle.gov/parks).
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 www.burkemuseum.org/events/browse/birds_at_the_burke).
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 www.wingluke.org ).
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 www.tukwilapool.org).
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 www.molbaks.com).
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 www.meadowbrookfarmpreserve.org ).
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 www.cityoflakewood.us).
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 (www.leiferiksonlodge.com ).
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 www.mehva.org ).
Madeline Mckenzie, email@example.com