SAM Community Day
Celebration of Peruvian and Native American art, culture, music and dance with art making, tours, performances and workshops inspired by the exhibitions “Peru: Kingdoms of the Sun and the Moon” and “Robert Davidson: Abstract Impulse,” 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, Seattle Art Museum, 1300 First Ave., Seattle; free admission to the first 500 people; regular admission $12.50-$19.50, ages 12 and younger free (206-654-3100 or www.seattleartmuseum.org).
Meet the Mammals: See hundreds of specimens from the museum’s collection, including many that can be held or touched, hands-on activities for all ages; 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/meet_the_mammals1
Free ski helmets for kids: Free ski helmets for children ages 4 to 18, wearers must be present for fitting, quantities limited, no appointment needed, 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Saturday, Seattle Children’s Administration Building, 6901 Sand Point Way N.E., Seattle (www.MakeSureTheHelmetFits.org).
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Ayame Kai Holiday Gift Fair: Jewelry, holiday ornaments, arts, clothing, bake sale, Asian food, proceeds benefit Nikkei Concerns local charities, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Blaine Memorial Methodist Church, 3001 24th Ave. S., Seattle (425-827-4930).
Free Day, the Wing: Free admission to the museum, 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
Free cat adoptions: Adoption fees waived on cats ages 2 and older, noon-6 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, Homeward Pet Adoption Center, 13132 N.E. 177th Place, Woodinville (www.homewardpet.org
Russian Bazaar: Russian food, entertainment and crafts, noon-5 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, Russian Community Center, 704 19th Ave. E., Seattle (206-323-3877).
Great Train Expo: Operating model railroads, train dealers, collectors, hands-on exhibits, demonstrations, workshops, kids’ play area, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, Washington State Fair Events Center, 110 Ninth Ave. S.W., Puyallup; $9, ages 12 and younger free (253-841-5045 or www.greattrainexpo.com
Salmon Viewing Stations: Drop-in stations with guides providing information on salmon returning to Piper’s Creek, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturdays-Sundays through Dec. 8, Carkeek Park, 950 N.W. Carkeek Park Road, Seattle (206-386-4237 or www.seattle.gov/parks).
Madeline McKenzie: firstname.lastname@example.org.