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, Nov. 1-7, 2013.
Seattle Times staff
National Cat Day adoption special
FRI Adoption fees waived on cats 1 year old and older, kitten adoption special, $50/one, $90/two kittens, Friday-Sunday, Seattle Humane Society, 13212 S.E. Eastgate Way, Bellevue (425-641-0080 or www.seattlehumane.org ).
Foster cat orientation
SUN Information on becoming a foster parent for cats and kittens to help alleviate overcrowding during upcoming shelter construction project, 2 p.m. Sunday, Seattle Animal Shelter, 2061 15th Ave. W., Seattle; preregistration required by 5 p.m. Saturday (206-386-7387 or www.seattleanimalshter.org ).
SAT Washington cabernets, appetizers, Tesla automobiles, benefits Lymphoma Research Foundation, 5 p.m. Saturday, 415 Westlake Ave. N., Seattle; $50-$150 (206-940-1052 or seattleuncorked.com/event/the-cabernet-classic-2013).
Big Life Foundation
NOV. 7 Cocktails, appetizers, presentation by co-founder of Big Life Foundation to protect elephants and other animals in Africa from poachers, auction, 6 p.m. Nov. 7, The Maxwell Hotel, Seattle; $125 (206-890-0073 or /biglife.org/news-events/big-life-foundation-seattle-fundraiser-november-7-2013).
PNA Winter Beer Taste
NOV. 9 Samples from 30 local microbreweries, 7 p.m. Nov. 9, Phinney Neighborhood Center, Seattle; $25-$60 (206-783-2244 or www.phinneycenter.org/beer ).
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 ).
Dia de los Muertos
FRI Procession, 5:30 p.m., festival with sand painting, traditional altar, Ce Atl Tonalli Aztec Dancers, food, crafts, 6:30-9 p.m. Friday, Phinney Neighborhood Center, 6532 Phinney Ave. N., Seattle; free (206-783-2244 or phinneycenter.org ).
Dia de los Muertos celebration
FRI Day of the Dead celebration, Altar/Ofrenda exhibit, community dinner and children’s activities, 5-8:30 p.m. Friday, free, by reservation; exhibit open 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays, noon-8 p.m. Thursdays Nov. 4-21, El Centro De La Raza, 2524 16th Ave S., Seattle; free (www.elcentrodelaraza.com ).
FRI Carnival games, crafts, food, 6 p.m. Friday, Pine Lake Covenant Church, 1715 228th Ave. S.E., Sammamish; free (plcc.org/harvest ).
Cultural Crossroads Festival
FRI-SUN Ethnic entertainment on two stages by 30 groups; marketplace representing Africa, Asia, Europe, South America and North America, interactive Lego display, Dolls of the World display of 130 dolls in ethnic dress from around the world; 5-9 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Saturday, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Sunday, Crossroads Bellevue, 15600 N.E. Eighth St., Bellevue (www.crossroadsbellevue.com).
Christmas in Seattle
NOV. 8-10 Hundreds of exhibits and vendors, music, artists in action, chef demos, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Nov. 8-10, Washington State Convention Center, Seattle; $12.50, ages 12 and younger free (www.ChristmasInSeattleShow.com).
Columbia Winery Taste of Red
SAT Celebrate harvest with wine tasting, wine education, music, food, 1-6 p.m. Saturday, Columbia Winery, 14030 N.E. 145th St., Woodinville; $10-$40 (425-482-7490 or www.columbiawinery.com/taste-of-red ).
Discover the world of tea
SUN Tea varieties, history and lore, 2 p.m. Sunday, Woodinville Library, 17105 Avondale Road N.E., Woodinville; free (425-788-0733 or www.kcls.org/cooks ).
Miniature Gardens for the Holidays
SAT Seminar and book signing with Janit Calvo, author of “Gardening in Miniature: Create Your Own Tiny Living World,” 10 a.m. Saturday, Molbak’s, 13625 N.E. 175th St., Woodinville; free (425-398-5138 or www.molbaks.com/events.html ).
Issaquah Alps Trails Club
SUN Tradition Lake Plateau easy 4-5 miles; food, water, daypack, hiking shoes/boots required, 9:30 a.m. Sunday, Issaquah Alps Trail Club clubhouse, 175 Rainier Blvd. S., Issaquah (www.issaquahalps.org ).
Seattle Philatelic Exhibition
FRI-SUN Stamp and postal history exhibits, vendors, free stamps for kids, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday; free evaluation of stamp collections Saturday, Tukwila Community Center, 12424 42nd Ave. S., Tukwila; free (seapexshow.org/).
Washington State Sports Collectors Association
SAT-SUN Show and sale of sports cards and memorabilia, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Sunday, Meridian Park Elementary School, 17077 Meridian Ave. N., Shoreline; $2, ages 7 and younger free (www.wssca.net ).
Antique Doll & Toy Market
SUN Antique and collectible dolls, teddy bears, toys, miniatures, accessories from 50 dealers, doll repair, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday, Red Lion Bellevue Inn, 11211 N.E. Main St., Bellevue; $6 (206-362-8723).
Dr. Who Fan Party
NOV. 7 Dr. Who games, crafts, episodes, 3:30 p.m. Nov. 7, Auburn Library, 1102 Auburn Way S., Auburn (253-931-3018 or www.kcls.org ).
Telling Tales — Adventures in Storytelling
FRI Presentations exploring the theme of storytelling, inspired by “Telling Tales” and Rick Araluce exhibitions, 6:30 p.m. Friday, Bellevue Arts Museum, 510 Bellevue Way N.E., Bellevue; free (425-519-0770 or on.fb.me/15JwmCU).
Life Sciences Research Weekend
FRI-SUN Examine a pig heart and aorta to understand the importance of heart health; investigate bacteria under a microscope; hands-on science with research scientists from local companies and research institutions, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, Pacific Science Center, 200 Second Ave. N, Seattle; $10-$18 (206-443-2001 or www.pacificsciencecenter.org/Research-Weekends/life-sciences-research-weekend ).
Arts of the Fur Trade
SAT Demonstrations of art of daily life in the mid-1800s, spinning, weaving, beading, blacksmithing, woodworking, musical entertainment, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Fort Nisqually Living History Museum, 5400 N. Pearl St., Tacoma; $5-$7.50 (253-591-5339 or www.fortnisqually.org).
Museum of Flight events
SAT-SUN Northwest Historical Miniatures Gaming Society exhibition, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday; model airplane exhibit, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday; Museum of Flight, 9404 E. Marginal Way S., Seattle; $10-$18 (206-764-5720 or www.museumofflight.org ).
First Thursday, SAM/SAAM
NOV. 7 Free museum admission, tours, activities, 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Nov. 7, Seattle Art Museum, 1300 First Ave., Seattle; surcharge for some special exhibitions; and 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Nov. 7, Seattle Asian Art Museum, 1400 E. Prospect St., Seattle (206-654-3100 or www.seattleartmuseum.org).
First Thursday, MOHAI
NOV. 7 Free admission, 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Nov. 7, MOHAI, 860 Terry Ave. N., Seattle (206-324-1126 or www.mohai.org ).
First Thursday, Museum of Flight
NOV. 7 Free admission to the museum, 5-9 p.m. Nov. 7, Museum of Flight, 9404 E. Marginal Way S., Seattle (206-764-5720 or www.museumofflight.org ).
First Thursday, the Burke
NOV. 7 Free admission, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Nov. 7, Burke Museum of Natural History and Culture, University of Washington, Seattle (206-543-5590 or www.burkemuseum.org).
Free Days, The Wing
NOV. 7 Free admission, 10 a.m.-8 p.m., Wing Luke Museum of the Asian Pacific American Experience, 719 S. King St., Seattle (206-623-5124 or www.wingluke.org).
Northwest African American Museum free day
NOV. 7 Free admission, 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Nov. 7, Northwest African American Museum, 2300 S. Massachusetts St., Seattle (206-518-6000 or 015ada3.netsolhost.com/index.html ).
Birding Basics 101
SAT Short lesson, walk through the park to spot and identify birds, 8 a.m. Saturday, Seward Park Audubon Center, 5902 Lake Washington Boulevard S., Seattle; $3-$5, by reservation (206-652-2444 or www.brownpapertickets.com/event/310406 ).
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).
Mountains to Sound Greenway Planting Celebration
SAT Mountains to Sound Greenway celebrates trees planted in the landscape connecting Puget Sound and central Washington with native tree and shrub planting, food and vendors, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, Discovery Park, 3801 W. Government Way, Seattle; preregister (mtsgreenway.org/volunteer).
Green Seattle Day
SAT Join Green Seattle Partnership to celebrate and restore Seattle’s forested parks, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. in 17 parks citywide, central hub West Duwamish Greenbelt hosted by Nature Consortium and Forterra; other sites include Magnuson Park, Discovery Park, Golden Gardens, Burke-Gilman Trail, Westcrest Park, Seward Park, Leschi Natural Area, Rainier Beach Urban Farm & Wetlands, SW Queen Anne Greenbelt, Carkeek Park and others, Seattle; free, register online (www.greenseattle.org ).
Backyard Birds Super Saturday
SAT How to welcome birds to your backyard, make pine-cone feeders, arts and crafts for all ages, tips on bird feeders, native plants, nesting boxes, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, Seward Park Audubon Center, 5902 Lake Washington Boulevard S., Seattle; free (206-652-2444 or www.brownpapertickets.com/event/489720 ).
Green Lake Urban Wildlife
SAT Walk to learn how wildlife adapt to urban life, for ages 12 and older, children accompanied by adult, 12:30 p.m. Saturday, Seattle Public Theater at the Bathhouse, 7312 W. Green Lake Drive N., Seattle; free, preregister (206-386-4237).
SAT Forest and shore walk with Audubon naturalist, 1:30 p.m. Saturday, Seward Park Audubon Center, 5902 Lake Washington Boulevard S., Seattle; free, by reservation (206-652-2444 or www.brownpapertickets.com/event/310427).
Lewis Creek Ranger Hike
SAT Walk with a park ranger to look for signs of wildlife and learn what to do when encountering animals in the wild; all ages welcome, 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Lewis Creek Park, 5808 Lakemont Blvd., Bellevue; free, no registration necessary (425-452-4195 or www.bellevuewa.gov/lewis_creek_park.htm ).
Mercer Slough Adult Enrichment Series: Invasive Species
SUN Invasive species, why they are problematic and what can be done to stop them, 2 p.m. Sunday, Mercer Slough Environmental Education Center, 1625 118th Ave. S.E., Bellevue; free (425-452-2565).
Washington State Parks Free Days
NOV. 9-11 No Discover Pass required at all Washington state parks, Veterans Day weekend, Nov. 9-11 (www.parks.wa.gov/events).
Mock the Clock
SUN 5K campus run/walk to mark the end of daylight saving time, 1:50 a.m. Sunday, Red Square, University of Washington, Seattle; $25 (www.mocktheclock5k.com).
Get Your Rear in Gear for Colon Cancer
SUN 5K run/walk to promote colon cancer screening and benefit educational programs through Evergreen Health Foundation, 8:30 a.m. Sunday, Marymoor Park, 6046 W. Lake Sammamish Parkway N.E., Redmond; $15-$40 (www.getyourrearingear.com ).
Kent Holiday Craft Market
FRI-SAT Crafts from 70 vendors, entertainment, bake sale, benefits senior center programs, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday, Kent Senior Activity Center, 600 E. Smith St., Kent (253-856-5150 or www.kentwa.gov).
Pickering Barn Christmas Craft Show
FRI-SAT Decor, accessories, food by 85 Northwest vendors and designers, 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, Pickering Barn, 1730 10th Ave. N.W., Issaquah (www.countrycreation.blogspot.com).
Meet makeover master Clinton Kelly
SAT Fashion presentation, photo with Kelly with Estée Lauder purchase of $100 or more, 1 p.m. Saturday, Macy’s, 1601 Third Ave., Seattle; free, by reservation (MacysSeaCK.eventbrite.com ).
Heavenly Hand Made Holiday Bazaar
SAT Fall and Christmas items. crafts, baked goods, Collectibles Corner, lunch available, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, Overlake Park Presbyterian Church, 1836 156th Ave. N.E., Bellevue (425-746-8080).
SeaTac Senior Program Holiday Bazaar
SAT 70+ vendors with specialty items, gift baskets, Candy Cane Cafe, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, SeaTac Community Center, 13735 24th Ave. S., SeaTac (www.ci.seatac.wa.us ).
Calvary Chapel Craft Fair
SAT Crafts from 16 vendors, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Calvary Chapel Edmonds, 8330 212th St. S.W., Edmonds (425-672-4377).
Holiday Art Mart
SAT Arts and crafts, jewelry, wearable art, glass, paintings, home decór, benefits Mukilteo Arts Guild High School Scholarship Fund, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, Rosehill Community Center, 304 Lincoln Ave., Mukilteo (425-423-0450 or www.mukilteoarts.org ).
Julefest Christmas Bazaar
SAT Norwegian needlework, ornaments, quilts, decór, bake sale, lunch, demonstrations of Scandinavian foods and crafts; benefits local food banks and mission projects, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, Zion Lutheran Church, 25105 132nd Ave. S.E., Kent (253-631-0100 or zionkent.weebly.com/news.html ).
Holiday Affair Craft Bazaar
SAT Craft vendors, portion of proceeds benefit PTA, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, Martin Sortun Elementary School, 12711 S.E. 248th St., Kent (253-639-8852).
Holiday Fair & Gift Show
SAT Arts and crafts including jewelry, soaps, woodwork, bake sale, lunch available, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Federal Way United Methodist Church, 29645 51st Ave. S., Auburn (253-839-9220 or www.fwumc.org ).
Mountlake Terrace High School Holiday Bazaar
SAT Crafts from 70 vendors, to support school activities, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Mountlake Terrace High School, 21801 44th Ave. W., Mountlake Terrace (www.edmonds.wednet.edu/domain/1527 ).
Bothell Sons of Norway Bazaar
SAT Crafts, Norwegian baked good, lunch available, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, Bothell Sons of Norway, 23905 Bothell-Everett Highway, Bothell (425-485-9085 or www.bothellsonsofnorway.org ).
Polish Winter Bazaar
SAT-SUN Polish sausage, borscht, pierogi, cabbage rolls served or to-go, pastry and dessert bar, crafts including Polish pottery, crystals, glass, books and Christmas decorations, deli with sausage, sauerkraut, pickles, jam, noon-7 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, Polish Cultural Center, 1714 18th Ave., Seattle (206-322-3020 or www.polishhome.org/DefaultEng.htm ).
Scandinavian Holiday Bazaar
SAT-SUN Scandinavian gifts, crafts, gifts, bake sale, music, entertainment, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday; pea soup and meatballs available Saturday; Swedish pancakes Sunday, Swedish Club, 1920 Dexter Ave. N., Seattle; $1 (206-283-1090 or www.swedishclubnw.org).
Friends of Issaquah Library Book Sale
SAT-SUN Book bargains to benefit library programs, 10 a.m. Saturday, 1 p.m. Sunday, Issaquah Library, 10 W. Sunset Way, Issaquah (425-392-5430 or www.kcls.org).
Holiday Craft Fair
SAT-SUN Arts and crafts from 180 vendors, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Sunday, Spanaway Lake High School, 1305 168th St. E., Spanaway; $3 (253-683-5600).
Tacoma Buddhist Temple Fall Food & Craft Bazaar
SUN Kabobs, chicken teriyaki, chow mein, curry, udon, sushi, $1-$9; sumi-e ink painting display; bake sale; craft and rummage sale featuring Japanese-themed items, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday, Tacoma Buddhist Temple, 1717 S. Fawcett Ave., Tacoma; free (253-627-1417 or www.tacomabt.org ).
Red Ribbons and Reindeer
NOV. 7-9 Hand made holiday gifts and decorations, specialty foods, 3-8 p.m. Nov. 6, 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Nov. 7-8, 9:30 a.m.-6 p.m. Nov. 9, The Hollywood Schoolhouse, 14810 N.E. 145th St., Woodinville (425-485-8293).
Providence Mount St. Vincent Bazaar
NOV. 8-9 Christmas items, collectibles, linens, glassware, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Nov. 8-9, Providence Mount St. Vincent, 4831 35th Ave. S.W., Seattle (206-938-6191).
Best of the Northwest
NOV. 8-10 Arts and crafts show and sale with work by 100 artists, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Nov. 8-10, Magnuson Park, Seattle; $6 (206-525-5926 or www.nwartalliance.com ).
KUBE Haunted House
FRI-SAT Georgetown Morgue and Nightmare on 9 haunted house; 7-11 p.m. Friday-Saturday, 5000 E. Marginal Way S., Seattle; $18-$28 (www.kube93.com ).
Shadows Haunted Attraction
FRI-SAT Two haunted houses, Shadows Maze and interactive Bloody Mary experience, for ages 13 and older, 7 p.m.-midnight Friday-Saturday, Annex Square Mall, 339 Tukwila Parkway, Tukwila; $15-$40 (www.shadowshaunt.com).
Kitsap Haunted Fairgrounds
FRI-SAT Haunted attraction, 7-10 p.m. Friday-Saturday, Kitsap County Fairgrounds, 1200 N.W. Fairgrounds Road, Bremerton; $5 (www.kitsaphauntedfairgrounds.com).
SAT Charity mini-golf event for all ages to support men’s health via the Movember foundation for prostate-cancer awareness, 11 a.m. Saturday, Interbay Golf Center, 2501 15th Ave. W., Seattle; $25 (putt4prostate.com).
Mercer Island Snow and Sports Swap
SAT Shop for new and used gear at bargain prices, Alpine and Nordic ski equipment, snowboard equipment, winter apparel and other sporting goods, 8:30 a.m.-2 p.m., half-off sale 3-4 p.m. Saturday, Islander Middle School, 8225 S.E. 72nd St., Mercer Island (206-236-3413 or mi-skiswap.com ).
Newport High School Ski and Snowsports Swap
NOV. 8-9 Snow sports gear at bargain prices, drop off used equipment for consignment, 6-9 p.m. Nov. 7, 3-6 p.m. Nov. 8; sale 5-9 p.m. Nov. 8, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Nov. 9, Newport High School, Bellevue (newportskiswap.com).
SkiDazzle Ski and Snowboard Show
NOV. 8-10 Ski and snowboard information, vendors, entertainment, 2-10 p.m. Nov. 8, 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Nov. 9, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Nov. 10, CenturyLink Field Event Center, Seattle; $5-$15 (www.skidazzle.com/seattle.htm ).
Whidbey Island FiberQuest with a Twist
FRI-SUN Visit fiber farms, yarn shops, winery, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday, Whidbey Island; free (www.whidbeyfiberquest.com).
Conscience and the Constitution
SAT PBS film of the largest organized resistance to the WWII incarceration of Japanese Americans, shown in English with Japanese subtitles, 2 p.m. Saturday, Nagomi Tea House, 519 Sixth Ave. S., Seattle; free, donations welcome (206-623-0100 or conscienceandconstitution.eventbrite.com ).
Puget Sound Community School Open House
SAT Information aboutmiddle and high school learning environment, 12:30-2:30 p.m. Saturday, Puget Sound Community School, 660 S. Dearborn St., Seattle (206-324-4350 or pscs.org ).
Architecture 101: Windows on Seattle’s Style
SAT Walking tour focuses on design elements of buildings, 10 a.m. Saturday, Seattle Architecture Foundation, 1333 Fifth Ave, Rainier Square Atrium, Seattle; $15-$25, advance purchase recommended (seattlearchitecture.org ).
SAT Informal meeting for travelers to learn from each other, 9 a.m. Saturday, Wide World Books & Maps, 4411 Wallingford Ave. N., Seattle (206-634-3453 or www.wideworldtravelstore.com).
SAT New Zealand, 10 a.m.; Bali, 1 p.m. Saturday, Savvy Traveler, 112 Fifth Ave. S., Edmonds; free, call for reservations (425-744-6076 or www.savvytravelerstore.com ).
TUE Program on Syria, 7 p.m. Tuesday, Wide World Books & Maps, 4411 Wallingford Ave. N., Seattle; free (206-634-3453).
NOV. 7 Learn about adventure travel in New Zealand, 6 p.m. Nov. 7, Columbia Sportswear, 290 Pine St., Seattle; free (206-650-5795 or evergreenescapes.com/escape-your-everyday-travel-series ).
Preserving Your Old House
SAT Historic Seattle, Friends of Georgetown History and Duwamish Valley Neighborhood Preservation Coalition information on improving and preserving older housing and historic overview of South Park neighborhood, 10 a.m. Saturday, South Park Community Center, 8319 Eighth Ave. S., Seattle; free, no registration required (www.historicseattle.org).
Relieve Stress During the Holidays and Beyond
SAT Healthy tips for holiday relaxation, 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Bastyr Center for Natural Health, 3670 Stone Way N., Seattle; free (206-834-4100 or bastyrcenter.org/content/view/2722).
TECHcitement at the Marysville Library
SAT Celebrate technology-aided creativity, collaboration and development in the library’s new Creative Commons, 10 a.m. Saturday, Marysville Public Library, 6120 Grove St, Marysville; free (360-658-5000 or www.sno-isle.org/?ID=1201).
Avoiding the Holiday Blues
NOV. 7 Holiday traditions and expectations, priorities, 7 p.m. Nov. 7, Education Center in the Evergreen Surgery and Physicians Building, 12333 NE 130th Lane, Kirkland; $5, preregistration required (425-899-3000 or www.evergreenhealth.com/classes ).
Sound Living One Day University
PLAN AHEAD Explore efforts to protection and restore the wildlife and landscape of the Puget Sound region in 24 presentations in six tracks, Nov. 9, Everett Community College, Everett; $20-$40, registration closed Nov. 3 (425-357-6028 or beachwatchers.net/snohomish/soundliving/2013).