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).
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- The story of one homeless girl, Brittany, who was failed time and again
- Black Friday protesters decry materialism, racism, violence
- Holiday and Independence Bowls are potential destinations for UW and WSU
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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
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