Animal events

Cool City Pets

SAT Adoption event, rabbits, hamsters, guinea pigs, rats, birds, reptiles, ferrets, 1 p.m. Saturday, Seattle Animal Shelter, 2061 15th Ave. W., Seattle; adoption fees $15-$40 (206-386-7387 or

PetSmart Howl-O-Ween Event

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Meow Mixer

OCT. 24 Cats for adoption, wine, snacks, 6 p.m. Oct. 24, Seattle Humane Society, 13212 S.E. Eastgate Way, Bellevue; free (425-641-0080 or

Auto events

Seattle Auto Show

FRI-SUN Hundreds of 2014 vehicles from all manufacturers, exotic vehicles, 1-9 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday, CenturyLink Field Event Center, 800 Occidental Ave. S., Seattle; $12-$14, ages 12 and younger free (


Abe Keller Peace Education Fundraiser

FRI Food, Seattle Labor Chorus, poetry, donations encouraged for Abe Keller Fund grants to promote peace education, and economic and social justice, 7 p.m. Friday, University Unitarian Church, 6556 35th Ave. N.E., Seattle; free (

Arcade Lights

FRI Food and beverages from 60 local vendors, proceeds benefit Pike Place Market Foundation charities, 7 p.m. Friday, Pike Place Market, Seattle; $35 (206-774-5278 or

An Edmonds Kind of Soiree

FRI Champagne reception, fashion show, benefits community events, 6 p.m. Friday, Edmonds Yacht Club, 456 Admiral Way, Edmonds; $65 (425-670-1496 or

African Dinner Fundraiser

SAT African food and entertainment, benefits microloan program, 5 p.m. Saturday, Calvary Christian Assembly, 6801 Roosevelt Way N.E., Seattle; $75 (206-914-2906 or

Good Wishes Strength, Style and Dignity Benefit Auction

SAT Dinner, auction to provide “Hug for the Head” to anyone experiencing hair loss as a result of illness, injury or treatment, 6 p.m. Saturday, Fairmont Olympic Hotel, Seattle; $150 (

SAS Fall Wine Tasting

SAT Seattle Against Slavery wine and cheese, proceeds help fight human trafficking in the Seattle area, 1 p.m. Saturday, Fremont Abbey Arts Center, 4272 Fremont Ave. N., Seattle; $20 (

Seattle Animal Shelter Foundation “Raining Cats & Dogs”

SAT Auction, dinner, proceeds support Seattle Animal Shelter, 5 p.m. Saturday, Swedish Club, 1920 Dexter Ave. N., Seattle; $100-$200 (

Just Desserts

SAT Auburn Valley Creative Arts art auction, music, desserts, appetizers, 7 p.m. Saturday, Copper Falls Restaurant, 29630 Green River Road S.E., Auburn; $35 (206-250-3872 or

Walk for PKD

SUN Walk to raise awareness and funds to search for a cure of Polycystic Kidney Disease (PKD), 9 a.m. Sunday, Green Lake Park, Seattle; free, $100 fundraising suggested (

Capelli 10th Anniversary Charity Day

SUN Haircuts $10, silent auction, benefits Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Sunday, Capelli’s Gentlemen’s Barbershop, 925 Fourth Ave., Seattle; no appointments (206-587-0900 or

Great Food, Better Life Auction

SUN Dinner, entertainment, auction to benefit FairStart job training program, 5 p.m. Sunday, Washington State Convention Center, Seattle; $250 (

Blue Ribbon Cooking School to benefit Northwest Harvest

OCT. 24 Appetizers, cooking classes, meal, 6:30 p.m. Oct. 24, Blue Ribbon Culinary Center, Seattle; $125 (

Squeeze Out Hunger

OCT. 24 Music, silent auction, open bar to benefit Northwest Harvest, 7 p.m. Oct. 24, Melrose Market Studios, 1532 Minor Ave., Seattle; $50-$75 (

Puget Sound Heart and Stroke Walk

PLAN AHEAD Noncompetitive walk with 5K and 1-mile options, activities for all ages, benefits American Heart Association, 9 a.m. Oct. 26, Seattle Center, Seattle; free, donations suggested, event T-shirt with $100 minimum donation (206-632-6881 or


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

Skandia Ball

SAT Skandia Folkdance Society gala Scandinavian dance, social hour, 6-7 p.m., dancing, 7-11 p.m. Saturday, Latvian Community Center, 11710 Third Ave. N.E., Seattle; $20 (206-784-7470 or

Seattle Family Dance

SUN Folk dance with your children under age 10, dances taught, 3 p.m. Sunday, Phinney Neighborhood Center, 6532 Phinney Ave. N., Seattle; $6 (206-330-7408 or


Tacoma Holiday Food and Gift Festival

FRI-SUN Shopping from 500 vendors, entertainment, chef demos, 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Friday-Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. -Sunday, Tacoma Dome, Tacoma; $13.50, ages 12 and younger free (

St. Andrew’s Celtic Fling Cultural Festival

SAT Celtic music, high tea (reservations required), Celtic photography exhibit, marketplace from the British Isles. pub, Scotty Dog Cafe, children’s activities, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church, 111 N.E. 80th St., Seattle; free (206-523-7476 or

Apple Day and Mutt Strut

SAT Apple tasting, cider press, dog parade and costume contest, music, market, pet adoption, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, Bayview Corner, 5603 Bayview Road, Langley (360-321-4145 or

Leif Erikson Lodge Bazaar

SAT-SUN Nordic food, bakery, crafts, raffles, rummage sale, silent auction, 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 (

Steamcon V

PLAN AHEAD Steampunk vendors, activities, art display, music, Oct. 25-27, Hyatt Regency, Bellevue; $25-$60 (

Food events

Harvest Festival in the Warehouse

SUN Local brewers, winemakers and distillers, food trucks, barrel tastings, cellar tours, noon-5 p.m. Sunday, Woodinville Warehouse Wineries, 19501 144th Ave N.E., Woodinville; tasting fees at some venues (425-208-2770 or

Sons of Italy Homemade Wine Festival

SUN Wine tasting, food, entertainment, bring a gallon of your homemade wine to enter contest ($8 fee), noon Sunday, John F. Kennedy Catholic High School, 140 S. 140th St., Burien; $15 at the door (206-265-9943).

White River Buddhist Temple Fall Bazaar

SUN Sushi, teriyaki, curry, udon, dine in or take out; bake sale, crafts, produce, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Sunday, White River Buddhist Temple, 3625 Auburn Way N., Auburn (253-833-1442 or

All About Pie

TUE Pie-making demonstration class, 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Maple Valley Library, 21844 S.E. 248th St., Maple Valley; (206-362-7550/Shoreline, 425-432-4620/Maple Valley or

Beerrelevance: Old World Meets New World

OCT. 24 Beers from Germany, Belgium and England and North American beers, 6:30 p.m. Oct. 24, Total Wine & More, 2701 184th St. S.W., Lynnwood (425-640-4510); 699 120th Ave. N.E., Bellevue (425-454-1317); 300 Andover Park W., Tukwila; $15 (206-575-6280 or

Ivar’s 75th Clamiversary Dinner

OCT. 24 Anniversary celebration meal, wine pairings, cookbook, 6 p.m. Oct. 24, Ivar’s Salmon House, Seattle; $75, by reservation (206-632-0767 or


Kruckeberg Botanic Garden Fall Plant Sale

FRI-SUN Discounts on trees, shrubs in the nursery, garden tours, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday-Sunday, Kruckeberg Botanic Garden, 20312 15th Ave. N.W., Shoreline (206-546-1281 or

Plants for Winter Interest

SAT Plants that flower in the winter or have interesting form, bark or foliage year round, 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Master Gardener Demonstration Garden, 15416 S.E. 16th St., Bellevue; free (425-485-5942).

Fall Foliage Festival and Plant Sale

SAT Fall color tours, speakers, demonstrations, plant sale, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday through Oct. 26, Rhododendron Species Botanical Garden, 2525 S. 336th St., Federal Way; free (253-838-4646 or

Fall Color Walk

SUN Walk to see fall colors, farm animals, 1 p.m., free, by reservation; High Tea $24 by reservation (360-840-1163), 1 p.m. Sunday, Christianson’s Nursery, 15806 Best Road, Mount Vernon (360-466-3821 or

Harvest/Halloween events

Ravenna-Eckstein Freaky Fall Festival

FRI Carnival games, crafts for ages 1-12, haunted house, 6-8 p.m. Friday, Ravenna-Eckstein Community Center, 6535 Ravenna Ave. N.E., Seattle; $5/person or $15/family (206-684-7534 or

Teen Hallowed Hunt and Costume Contest

FRI Bring a flashlight and bag, for ages 11-17, 6:30 p.m. Friday, Hiawatha Community Center, 2700 California Ave. S.W., Seattle; free (206-684-7441).

Queen Anne Pool Free Halloween Swim

FRI Activities, treats, 6:30-8 p.m. Friday, Queen Anne Pool, 1920 First Ave. W., Seattle (206-386-4282)

Hamlin Halloween Haunt

FRI Spooky songs and tales around a campfire, hayrides, games, bring a flashlight, 6 p.m. Friday, Hamlin Park, 16006 15th Ave. N.E., Shoreline; free (206-801-2600 or

Night of the Pumpkin

FRI Carnival games, bonfire, storytelling, Day of the Dead festivities, craft activities, food vendors, 6:30 p.m. Friday, Burien Community Center, Fourth Avenue Southwest and Southwest 146th Street, Burien; $6/per child, parents free (206-988-3700 or

Bainbridge Gardens Pumpkin Walk

FRI-SAT Walk a trail of 300 carved pumpkins, music, carnival games, bounce house, food vendors, proceeds benefit Bainbridge Island Boys & Girls Club, 6-8 p.m. Friday-Saturday, 9415 Miller Road N.E., Bainbridge; free admission, cash donations for most activities (206-842-5888 or

Haunted Trails at Bastyr University

FRI-SAT Haunted Trails spooky fun on forest trails for teenagers and adults, trick or treat for ages 8 and younger, 5-11 p.m. Friday-Saturday and Oct. 25-26, Bastyr University, 14500 Juanita Drive N.E., Kenmore; $20 (425-602-3000 or

KUBE Haunted House

FRI-SUN Georgetown Morgue and Nightmare on 9 haunted house; 7 p.m.-midnight Friday-Saturday, 7-10 p.m. Sunday and Oct. 24, 5000 E. Marginal Way S., Seattle; $18, $28/VIP Speed Line; Sundays only, $16 with donation of three cans of food; Lights-on lower-scare day for kids in costume, trick or treating, 1-4 p.m. Saturday, $5/adults, $3/child or free for kids with donation of 3 nonperishable food (

Kitsap Haunted Fairgrounds

FRI-SAT Haunted attraction, lights on first hour, then full scare, 5-11 p.m. Friday-Saturday, Kitsap County Fairgrounds, 1200 N.W. Fairgrounds Road, Bremerton; $12-$30 (

Shadows Haunted Attraction

FRI-SAT Two haunted houses, Shadows Maze and interactive Bloody Mary, for ages 13 and older, 7-10 p.m. Wednesdays-Thursdays, 7 p.m.-midnight Fridays-Saturdays, Annex Square Mall, 339 Tukwila Parkway, Tukwila; $15-$40 (

Fright Fest

FRI-SUN Rides in the dark, entertainment, food vendors, 6-11 p.m. Fridays-Saturdays, 5-9 p.m. Sundays; haunted houses, 7-10:30 p.m. Fridays-Saturdays, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Sundays, Booville for ages 12 and younger, 6-9 p.m. Fridays-Saturdays, 5-9 p.m. Sundays; Wild Waves Theme Park, 36201 Enchanted Parkway S., Federal Way; $9.99-$12.99, parking $10-$20 (253-661-8000 or

Fall Festival

FRI-SUN Hay rides, pumpkins, farm animals, kids’ activities, s’mores around the campfire, historic farm tours, food concession, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Friday-Sunday, Camp Korey, 28901 N.E. Carnation Farm Road, Carnation (425-503-1031 or

October Fun at Dr. Maze’s Farm

FRI-SUN Pumpkins, mazes, activities, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Friday, Saturday, Sunday, 15410 N.E. 124th St., Redmond; $2-$9 (425-869-9777 or

Oxbow Farms Pumpkin Patch

FRI-SUN U-pick pumpkin patch, produce stand, self-guided farm tours, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Thursdays-Sundays; kids’ scavenger hunt, 11 a.m. Saturdays, $5/per child, 10819 Carnation-Duvall Road N.E., Carnation (425-788-1134 or

Pfaff’s Old Time Pumpkins

FRI-SUN Pumpkins on the vine, gourds, squash, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Friday, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, 29204 124th Ave. S.E., Auburn (253-852-8244 or

Kingston Pumpkin Patch

FRI-SUN Pumpkin patch, U-pick flower garden, hay jump, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Friday-Saturday-Sunday, Sunrise Hill Farm, 11033 N.E. Tulin Road, Kingston (360-989-1411 or

Ballard Fall Festival

SAT 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

Halloween Carnival

SAT Obstacle course, food, games for ages 1-8 and families, costumes encouraged, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, Shoreline Cooperative Preschool, 816 N.E. 190th St., Shoreline; free admission, fees for some activities; nonperishable food bank donations collected (

Sky Nursery Harvest Fest

SAT Kids’ Zucchini Derby, cider press, farm animals, craft vendors, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Sky Nursery, 18528 Aurora Ave. N., Shoreline (206-546-4851 or

Seattle’s Haunted Hotspots

SAT Presentation on local historic haunted and ghost sites, 7 p.m. Saturday, Shoreline Library, 345 N.E. 175th St., Shoreline; free (206-362-7550 or

Halloween at Molbak’s

SAT 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

Fairbank Pumpkin Farm

SAT-SUN Animal barn, pumpkin fields, tiny-tot maze, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturdays-Sundays, 15308 52nd Ave. W., Edmonds; admission $3, pumpkins $1 and up, cash only (425-743-3694 or

Remlinger Farms Fall Pumpkin Harvest Festival

SAT-SUN Steam train, rides for kids, farm animals, corn maze, U-pick pumpkin field, food vendors, market, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturdays-Sundays, 32610 N.E. 32nd St., Carnation; $14.94-$17.11 (425-333-4135 or

Nightmare at Beaver Lake

ONGOING Indoor/outdoor haunted house by Rotary Club of Sammamish, proceeds benefit charity; Family Scare 7-7:45 p.m.; Full Scare 8-11 p.m. Fridays-Saturdays, 8-10 p.m. Sundays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Beaver Lake Park, 25201 SE 24th St., Sammamish; $10-$16 (

Serres Farm Pumpkin Patch and Corn Maze

ONGOING Pumpkin patch, produce sale, corn maze, kids’ train on weekends, 1-7 p.m. Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-7 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, 20306 N.E. 50th St., Redmond (425-868-3017).

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, South 277th Street and West Valley Highway, Kent; corn maze $6-$9, hay rides $3 (253-854-5692 or

Two Brothers Pumpkin Patch at Game Haven Farm

ONGOING Farm animals, pumpkin patch, fall market, 9:30 a.m.-6 p.m. daily, 7110 310th Ave. N.E., Carnation (425-333-4313).

Picha Farms Pumpkin Patch

ONGOING Pumpkin patch, corn maze, weekend hay rides and food vendors, 3-6 p.m. Mondays-Fridays, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturdays-Sunday, 6502 52nd St. E., Puyallup; corn maze $6, hay rides $2 (

Spooner Farms Harvest Festival

ONGOING Pumpkin patch, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. daily, corn maze, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, farm animals, 9710 Highway 162 E., Puyallup (253-840-2059 or

Darigold Farmalicious Corn Maze

ONGOING Corn maze, apple-lobbing sling shots competitions and other farm activities, 9:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. daily, Thomasson Family Farm, 38223 236th Ave. S.E., Enumclaw; $10-$12 (

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, 1000 Gluds Pond St. N.E., Bremerton; $6-$8 (

Corn Maze and Pumpkin Patch, The Farm at Swan’s Trail

ONGOING Corn maze, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. daily, $6; pumpkin patch, hay maze, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. daily, $2-$6, 7301 Rivershore Road, Snohomish (425-334-4124 or

Craven Farm Pumpkin Patch and Corn Maze

ONGOING Harvest market, pumpkin field, corn maze, farm animals, 9:30 a.m.-dusk daily, tractor-drawn hay rides, snack bar on weekends, 13817 Short School Road, Snohomish; free admission, fees for some activities (

Pumpkin Patch and Corn Maze, Bob’s Corn

ONGOING Pumpkin patch, playground, food concessions, 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; night maze, bring a flashlight, 6-10 p.m. Fridays-Saturdays, $10-$12, 10917 Elliott Road, Snohomish (360-668-2506 or

Stocker Farms Pumpkin Park and Corn Maze

ONGOING Corn maze, 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Thursday, Friday, Saturday, 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Sunday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Tuesday-Wednesday, $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-Sunday, $9.95/person; pumpkin patch only free admission, 8705 Marsh Road, Snohomish (360-568-7391 or

Biringer’s Black Crow Pumpkins and Corn Maze

ONGOING Corn maze, pumpkin patch, kiddie hay maze, produce, noon-6 p.m. Mondays-Fridays, 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Saturdays, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Sundays, 2431 Hwy. 530 N.E., Arlington; $8-$9/corn maze (360-435-5616 or

Corn Maze, Scandia Valley Farm

ONGOING Corn maze, 9 a.m.-dusk daily, 16624 Scandia Road N.W., Poulsbo; $5 (360-779-3353 or

Gordon Skagit Farms Autumn Market

ONGOING Seasonal displays. U-pick pumpkin patch, U-pick apple orchard, produce, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. daily, 15598 McLean Road, Mount Vernon (

Pumpkin & Corn Maze Festival, Foster’s Produce

ONGOING Pumpkin patch, Pirate Ship Adventures corn maze, tractor-drawn hay rides, pumpkin slingshot, hay maze, farm animals, Harvest Market, Halloween gift shop, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. daily; 5818 Highway 530 N.E., Arlington (

Scholz Farm pumpkins

ONGOING Market with fruits, vegetables; U-pick pumpkins, free corn maze, farm animals, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. daily, 12920 Highway 162 E., Orting, Pierce County (253-848-7604).

High Point Fall Festival

OCT. 24 Family games and activities for ages 5-12, 6-7:30 p.m. Oct. 24, High Point Community Center, 6920 34th Ave. S.W., Seattle; free, nonperishable food-bank donation requested (206-684-7422).

Halloween at Seattle Aquarium

PLAN AHEAD Treats, pumpkin carving demonstrations on land and under water, 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Oct. 25-27, The Seattle Aquarium, 1483 Alaskan Way, Seattle; $14.95-$21.95 (206-386-4300 or


Lewis Creek to Lakemont Ranger Hike

SAT Five-mile hike, rated difficult (750 feet elevation) through green corridors, 10 a.m. Saturday, Lewis Creek Park, 5808 Lakemont Blvd., Bellevue; free (425-452-4195 or

East Shore Singles Preston-Snoqualmie Trail Walk

SAT Singles older than 45, walk on a flat, gravel trail to the overlook of Snoqualmie Falls, optional lunch follows, 11 a.m. Saturday, Preston-Snoqualmie Trail, Lake Alice Road, Preston (425-318-2075 or

Autumn Leaves Walk

SAT Daffodil Valley Volkssport 10K (6.2 miles) or 5K walk on park trails, sidewalks and road shoulders, start anytime 8 a.m.-1 p.m., finish by 4 p.m. Saturday, Frontier Park, 21800 Meridian Ave. E., Graham; free (


Genealogy information

SAT Information on researching your family tree, 2-4 p.m. Saturday, Covington Library, 27100 164th Ave. S.E., Covington (253-630-8761 or

Seattle Genealogical Society Fall Seminar

SAT Presentations, 9 a.m. Saturday, Fairview Church and Christian School, 844 N.E. 78th St., Seattle; $40-$60 (206-522-8658 or

Fiber Fusion Northwest – A Fiber Expo

SAT-SUN Vendors, spin-in, classes, demonstrations, animal display, raffle, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday, Evergreen State Fairgrounds, 14405 179th Ave. S.E., Monroe; free, preregister for classes (360-391-7308 or

Learn to Play Guitar in a Day workshop

SUN Workshop for adults, 10 a.m. Sunday, University of Washington, Seattle; $85 (206-543-4375 or

Northwest Record Show

SUN LPs, 45s, CDs and DVD and other music-related memorabilia from 50 vendors, 10 a.m. Sunday, Seattle Center Shaw Room, Seattle; $3, $1 off admission with food bank donation (206-684-7200).

Museum events

Scary Duwamish Stories

FRI Local Native American scary, gory tales of witches and loss; 7 p.m. Friday, Duwamish Longhouse & Cultural Center, 4705 W. Marginal Way S.W., Seattle; free (206-431-1582 or

Museum of Flight Library Book Sale

SAT Proceeds benefit the museum, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, Museum of Flight, 9404 E. Marginal Way S., Seattle (206-764-5720 or

Birds at the Burke

SAT Displays, crafts, talks, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Burke Museum of Natural History and Culture, University of Washington, Seattle; $7.50-$10 (– or

Free Day, The Wing

SAT 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

History Cafe: Genealogy Roadshow

SAT Seattle Public Library discussion on local genealogy resources, 7 p.m. Saturday, MOHAI, 860 Terry Ave. N., Seattle; free (206-324-1126 or

Raoul Wallenberg Dinner

OCT. 24 Honoring the life of Swedish diplomat Raoul Wallenberg, who helped save thousands of Jews during WWII, 5:30 p.m. Oct. 24, Nordic Heritage Museum, Seattle; $45-$50 (206-789-5707 or

Park events

Full Moon Adventure

FRI Science and stories about the full moon, for adults and families with children ages 8 and older, 7 p.m. Friday, Discovery Park, 3801 W. Government Way, Seattle; $5 preregister (206-386-4237 or

Full Moon Trek

FRI Guided hike in the dark, for adults and families with children ages 8 and older, 7 p.m. Friday, Lincoln Park, 8011 Fauntleroy Way S.W., Seattle; $5 preregister (206-386-4237 or

The Bat Lady

FRI Bats Northwest presentation, proceeds benefit Sarvey Wildlife Center and NW Stream Center, 7 p.m. Friday, Northwest Stream Center, 600 128th St. S.E., McCollum Park, Everett; $5-$7 by reservation (425-316-8592 or

Guided Nature Walk

SAT Discover birds, plants, wildlife, 1 p.m. Saturday, Seward Park Audubon Center, 5902 Lake Washington Boulevard S., Seattle; free (206-652-2444 or

Fall Forest Walk, Lincoln Park

SAT For ages 6 and older, 1 p.m. Saturday, Lincoln Park north parking lot, 8011 Fauntleroy Way S.W., Seattle; free (206-386-4237 or

Tukwila Pool 40th Birthday Party

SAT 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 in honor of our 40th birthday; 3 month pass $40 and other specials, 4414 S. 144th St., Tukwila (206-267-2350 or

Narbeck Wetland Nature Preserve Adventure

SAT Guided wetland exploration on 1.5-mile boardwalk, proceeds benefit Adopt a Stream Foundation, 9 a.m. Saturday, Narbeck Wetland Nature Preserve, 7007 Seaway Boulevard, Everett; $5-$7 by reservation (425-316-8592 or

Truck and Tractor Day

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

Cedar River Salmon Journey

SAT-SUN Volunteer naturalists share information about salmon returning to spawn, history and habitat of the Cedar River, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturdays-Sundays in October, Landsburg Park, Landsburg Road Southeast and Cedar River Trail, Ravensdale; Cavanaugh Pond Natural Area, Maple Valley Highway and Southeast Eighth Drive, Renton; Riverview Park, Maple Valley Highway and Southeast Fifth Street, Renton; Cedar River Park, 1715 S.E. Maple Valley Highway, Renton, Renton Library, 100 Mill Ave. S., Renton; free (

Arboretum walk

SUN Fall color in the Arboretum, 1 p.m. Sunday, Graham Visitor Center, 2300 Arboretum Dr. East, Seattle; free (206-543-8800 or

Hot Topics in WA Conservation: Owls

SUN Presentation for ages 10 and older, 1 p.m. Sunday, Lewis Creek Park, 5808 Lakemont Blvd., Bellevue; free, no registration required (425-452-4195 or


Finnish Folk Music

FRI New and traditional Finnish folk music, 7:30 p.m. Friday, Swedish Club, 1920 Dexter Ave. N., Seattle; free (206-283-1090 or

West Africa Live Festival of Music, Food & Dance

SAT African drumming, dancing, music, food to benefit children in Africa, 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Town Hall Seattle, 1119 Eighth Ave., Seattle; $10-$15, ages 9 and younger free (

Fall Ho’olaule’a

SAT Hawaiian and Polynesian shows on two stages, food, 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Saturday, Chief Leschi School, 5625 52nd St. E., Puyallup; $3-$5, cash only (


Run with the Kokanee

SAT 5K and 10K fun-run benefits fish recovery projects, 8 a.m. Saturday, Lake Sammamish State Park, 20606 S.E. 56th St., Issaquah; $27-$50 (206-200-2840 or

Super Hero 5K

SAT Costume contest, 5K race, kids dash, 9 a.m. Saturday, Fort Steilacoom Park, 8714 87th Ave. S.W., Lakewood; $30-$45 (253-589-2489 or


Rummage Sale

FRI-SAT Proceeds fund mission causes, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Friday-Saturday, Lake City Presbyterian Church, 3841 N.E. 123rd St., Seattle (206 362-5814).

Best of the Northwest

FRI-SUN Arts-and-crafts show and sale with work by 100 artists, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday-Sunday, Magnuson Park, 7400 Sand Point Way N.E., Seattle; $6 (206-525-5926 or

U-District Farmers Market

SAT Weekly market at new location, Applelooza apple tasting, recipes, cider, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, University Way between Northeast 50th and Northeast 52nd Street, Seattle (


SAT Lorraine Rebekah Lodge #289 and Kent LEA #15 bazaar, bake sale, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Des Moines Odd Fellows Hall, 728 S. 225th St., Des Moines (206-878-6195).

Woodinville Library Used Book Sale

SAT Friends of the Woodinville Library used-book sale to benefit the library, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, bring a grocery bag and fill it for $1, 2:30-3:30 p.m. Saturday, Woodinville Library, 17105 Avondale Road N.E., Woodinville (425-788-0733 or

Microsoft Retail Store Surface 2 Midnight Launch Event

MON Check out new Surface devices, take part in the Surface Challenge, 10 p.m. Monday, Microsoft Retail Store Bellevue Square, 116 Bellevue Way S.E., Bellevue; free (

Snow sports

Sammamish Kiwanis Ski and Sport Swap

SAT New and used winter-sports equipment for all ages, portion of proceeds benefit local youth activities, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, Pine Lake Covenant Church, 1715 228th Ave. S.E., Sammamish; free (425-868-9888 or

Snowmobile Expo and Swap Meet

SAT-SUN Snowmobiles and accessories, seminars, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Sunday, Washington State Fair Events Center, 110 Ninth Ave. S.W., Puyallup; $10, ages 12 and younger free (866-999-3976 or

Special interest


SAT-SUN Panel discussions, gaming, workshops, seminars, entertainment, speakers, 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m.-6:30 p.m. Sunday, The Conference Center, Eighth Avenue and Pike Street, Seattle; $45/two days, $5/ages 5-10 (

Beautiful Tables Showcase

OCT. 24-27 Display of ideas for home entertaining, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Oct. 24-27, Lakewold Gardens, 12317 Gravelly Lake Drive, Lakewood; $7-$12 (


Architecture Greatest Hits

SAT Walking tour focusing on the construction, context and culture that shaped our skyline, 10 a.m. Saturday, Seattle Architecture Foundation, 1333 Fifth Ave, Rainier Square Atrium, Seattle; $15-$25 (

Metro Employees Historic Vehicle Association

SUN 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

Purple and Gold: From Gothic to Modern at the UW

PLAN AHEAD Seattle Architecture Foundation walking tour, 11:30 a.m. Oct. 26, University of Washington, Seattle; $15-$25 (206-667-9184 or

Travel events

Rick Steves’ Europe Travel Classes

SAT Florence and Rome, 10 a.m. Saturday, Edmonds Theater, 415 Main St., Edmonds; free, preregistration required (425-771-8303 or

Gutsy Women

SAT Informal gathering for women to meet and learn from each others’ travel experiences, 9 a.m. Saturday, Wide World Books & Maps, 4411 Wallingford Ave. N., Seattle (206-634-3453 or

Travel seminars

SAT Preparation for world travel, 10 a.m.; the positive impact of travelers in Kenya, 1 p.m. Saturday, Savvy Traveler, 112 Fifth Ave. S., Edmonds; free, call for reservations (425-744-6076 or