A listing of weekend events and activities.
Hoot and Howl
FRI-SAT Nighttime tram tour with games, prizes and treats for all ages, 6-10 p.m. Friday-Saturday, Northwest Trek Wildlife Park, 11610 Trek Drive E., Eatonville; $6-$12, reservations recommended (360-832-7166 or www.nwtrek.org).
Firdale Furry Festival
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SAT Raffles, sidewalk sale, pet supplies, massage, noon-4 p.m. Saturday; dog costume contest, register by 1:30 p.m., contest 2 p.m. Saturday, Firdale Village, 9679 Firdale Ave., Edmonds (206-546-5309 or www.splashdogspa.com).
Pasado’s Safe Haven
SAT Animal-rescue-group volunteers showcase adult cats rescued, rehabilitated and ready for new homes, noon-3 p.m. Saturday, PetsEnergy, 14130 Juanita Drive N.E., Bothell (360-793-9393 or www.pasadosafehaven.org).
Tiger Day at Point Defiance
SAT Celebrating the public debut of new adult tiger with special treats and enrichment activities for all three of the zoo’s tigers, 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium, 5400 N. Pearl St., Tacoma; $5-$13, ages 2 and younger free (253-591-5337 or www.pdza.org).
Woodland Park Zoo
SAT-SUN Hippos, bears, elephants, monkeys and other zoo animals get pumpkin treats as an enrichment activity, 10 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, Woodland Park Zoo, 5500 Phinney Ave. N., Seattle; $8-$11, ages 2 and younger free (206-548-2500 or www.zoo.org).
Pilchuck Glass School Auction
FRI Dinner, glass artworks by 370 artists, 5 p.m. Friday, The Westin Seattle, 1900 Fifth Ave., Seattle; $250-$2500 (206-621-8422 ext. 36 or www.pilchuck.com).
FRI Parade of costumes, food available, entertainment, 6:30 p.m., bingo, 7 p.m. Friday, Senior Center of West Seattle, 4217 S.W. Oregon St., Seattle; $10-$20, preregistration requested (206-932-4044, ext. 8).
Liberty Ball Auction
SAT NARAL Pro-Choice Washington gala-event dinner, auction, 5:30 p.m. Saturday, Bell Harbor International Conference Center, 2211 Alaskan Way, Pier 66, Seattle; $125 (206-624-1990 or www.prochoicewashington.org/events/libertyball.shtml).
SAT Costumes, black tie and gowns requested, masks required, music, silent auction to benefit Augie’s Quest Muscular Dystrophy Association, 8 p.m. Saturday, Columbia Tower Club, 701 Fifth Ave., Seattle; $45 (206-622-2010 or www.columbia-tower.com).
Country Doctor Community Health Center Dinner
SAT Dinner, Garfield High School Jazz Band, proceeds support uncompensated care, 6 p.m. Saturday, Bell Harbor International Conference Center, 2211 Alaskan Way, Pier 66, Seattle; $125 (206-299-1614).
Plant-a-Head for Alzheimers/Breast Cancer Auction
SAT Auction of creatively designed head-shaped planters, garden-related items, restaurant and store gift certificates, desserts, snacks and wine available, proceeds benefit Alzheimers Association and Susan G. Komen for the Cure, 6-8 p.m. Saturday, My Garden Nursery, 17414 Bothell Everett Highway, Mill Creek; $15, preregister (425-402-1842 or www.mygardennursery.com).
Angel Care Calendar Models
SAT Meet the 2010 calendar “angels,” breast-cancer survivors who provide emotional support to the newly diagnosed, get your calendar signed; 10 percent of wine sales for the day to Angel Care, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday, Challenger Ridge, 14344 Woodinville-Redmond Road N.E., Woodinville; free (206-417-3484).
Bainbridge Arts and Crafts Crab Feed
SAT Crab feed and auction to benefit Bainbridge Arts and Crafts programs for Northwest artists and art education, 6 p.m. Saturday, IslandWood, 4450 Blakely Ave. N.E., Bainbridge Island; $110, reservations required (206-842-3132).
Valley of the Moon
Dinner and Auction
SAT Dinner, silent and live auction, raffle to benefit senior-center programs, 5 p.m. Saturday, Sno-Valley Senior Activity Center, 4610 Stephens Ave., Carnation; $35 by reservation (45-333-4152 or www.snovalleysenior.org).
Bikery Art Auction
SUN The Bikery celebrates its one year anniversary with food, entertainment and auction of bicycle inspired art, 7 p.m. Sunday, 20/20 Cycle, 2020 E. Union, Seattle; free (206-568-3535 or www.thebikery.org).
A Toast to The Arc: Wine Tasting and Auction
SUN Toast The Arc of King County and support its work with people with developmental disabilities and their families, 6 p.m. Sunday, Novelty Hill-Januik Wineries, 14710 Woodinville-Redmond Road N.E., Woodinville; $80 (206-829-7001 or www.arcofkingcounty.org).
Power of a Promise Luncheon
PLAN AHEAD Puget Sound Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure luncheon, 11:30 a.m. Oct. 29, The Westin, Bellevue; $150
Pumpkin Pie Warm-Up
SUN Cascade Bicycle Club 20-mile, leisurely paced ride with some hills, pumpkin-pie snack stop, noon Sunday, Sammamish River Park, 17995 102nd Ave. N.E., Bothell (206-522-3222 or www.cascade.org).
Urban Square Dance
THU Music by The Tallboys, 8:30 p.m. today, Century Ballroom, 915 E. Pine St., Second Floor, Seattle; $7 (206-324-7263 or www.centuryballroom.com).
An Evening in Vienna Ball
SUN Elegant evening of dancing to a live orchestra, dinner and dessert buffet, traditional Grand March and Fledermaus Quadrille and dance performances, 5:30 p.m. Sunday, Husky Union Building (HUB), University of Washington, Seattle; $40-$80 (206-264-5646 or www.danceforjoy.biz).
SUN Dance lesson 9 p.m., CD release party dance with jazz band dedicated to the music of the 1920s, ’30s, ’40s, 9:30 p.m. Sunday, Century Ballroom, 915 E. Pine St., Second Floor, Seattle; $13 (206-324-7263 or www.centuryballroom.com).
Seattle Home Show 2
THU-SUN More than 500 displays of home and garden products and services, display of furnished and landscaped model homes, “Meet the Experts” seminars, cooking demos, wine tasting, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. today, 10 a.m.-8:30 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, Qwest Field Event Center, 800 Occidental Ave. S., Seattle; $3-$9 (425-467-0960 or www.seattlehomeshow.com).
Tacoma Holiday Food
and Gift Festival
THU-SUN Arts and crafts, seasonal decorations, gourmet foods by hundreds of vendors, “Cooking for the Holidays” cooking demonstrations, family entertainment, Santa pictures, 10 a.m.-8 p.m. today, 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Friday-Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday, Tacoma Dome, 2727 E. D St., Tacoma; $10-$11, ages 10 and younger free, free child care available (www.holidaygiftshows.com).
Apple Day and Mutt Strut
SAT Apple and apple cider tasting, pumpkin painting, food vendors, 11 a.m.-3 p.m.; dog costume contest and parade, register 12:30 p.m., parade, 1:30 p.m. Saturday, Bayview Corner, 5603 S. Bayview Road, Langley, Whidbey Island (360-321-4145 or www.goosefoot.org).
Fall Norwegian Bazaar
SAT-SUN Sons of Norway Nordic food and bakery, kids’ carnival games, raffles, rummage sale, book nook, arts and crafts vendors, 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Saturday, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday; Troll’s Den Beer Garden with entertainment, 3-7 p.m. Saturday; dinner available 3-7 p.m. Saturday, Leif Erikson Lodge, 2245 N.W. 57th St., Seattle (206-783-1274 or www.leiferiksonlodge.com).
SAT-SUN More than 100 authors including poets and writers of fiction, nonfiction, mystery, romance, fantasy and children’s books, exhibits by 50 bookstores and publishers, panels, workshops, spelling bee, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, Columbia City Event Center, 3526 S. Edmunds St., Seattle; suggested donation $5 (www.seattlebookfest.com).
Halloween for adults
FRI-SUN Wine tasting, chocolate, 4-7 p.m. Friday, noon-7 p.m. Saturday, noon-5 p.m. Sunday, Fremont Wine Warehouse, 3601 Fremont Ave. N., Seattle (206-632-1110).
FRI-SUN Evergreen Chrysanthemum Association display of exhibition cut and potted mums and Japanese floral arrangements, 1-6 p.m. Friday, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Sunday, Furney’s Nursery, 21515 International Blvd., Des Moines (253-631-6321).
All about orchids
SAT Learn orchid culture and care, 1 p.m. Saturday, Bellevue Nursery, 842 104th Ave. S.E., Bellevue; free (425-454-5531 or www.bellevuenursery.com).
Use Your Fruit
SAT Seattle Urban Farm Company hands-on tutorial on preserving your fruit through the winter, 2:30 p.m. Saturday, Carkeek Park, 950 N.W. Carkeek Park Road, Seattle; $15 (www.seattle.gov/parks/environment/carkeek.htm”>www.seattle.gov/parks/environment/carkeek.htm).
SAT-SUN Fall festival, hunt for peanuts in the hay and other games, Horticultural Haunted House, noon-4 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, My Garden Nursery, 17414 Bothell Everett Highway, Mill Creek (425-402-1842 or www.mygardennursery.com).
Issaquah Alps Trails Club
FRI, SUN Dogs-welcome 4- to 5-mile hike, 9:30 a.m. Friday; Tiger Mountain-Tradition Plateau 5-6 miles, trails, lakes and wetlands, 1 p.m. Sunday; water, food, daypack, rain gear, hiking shoes/boots required, Issaquah Alps Trail Club clubhouse, First and Bush Streets, Issaquah (issaquahalps.org).
SAT-SUN Emerald City Wanderers Volkssport club 10K (6-mile) or 3K walk, costume contest, treats, start anytime 9 a.m.-1 p.m., finish by 4 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, Remlinger Farms, 32610 N.E. 32nd St., Carnation (206-935-3225 or www.walkingwithecw.org).
Quilt Show: Quilts
from the Cabin
FRI-SUN West Sound Quilters show, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday-Saturday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday, Kitsap County Fairgrounds, 1200 N.W. Fairgrounds Road, Bremerton; $5 (www.westsoundquilters.org).
FRI-SUN A steampunk convention, a genre of science fiction set in Victorian times when steam was the main source of machine power, with panels, vendors, art exhibition, cabarets, dances, games, noon-2 a.m. Friday, 10 a.m.-2 a.m. Saturday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday, Marriott Hotel, SeaTac, 3201 S. 176th St., SeaTac; $40-$100 (www.steam-con.com).
Bellevue Rock Club Show
SAT-SUN Rock and gem exhibits, sale of jewelry and minerals with door prizes, snack bar, kids’ activities, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, Vasa Park Resort & Ballroom, 3549 W. Lake Sammamish Parkway S.E., Bellevue; free (www.bellevuerockclub.org/).
Bats of Seattle Super Saturday & Pumpkin Carving Party
SAT Create bat puppets, color bat masks, learn about bat calls, bat boxes and Halloween pumpkin carving and/or pumpkin painting party, bring your own pumpkin or use one of theirs for a nominal donation, patterns, tools, tarps, paints, paintbrushes and accessories, including a candle, provided, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, Seward Park Environmental & Audubon Center, 5902 Lake Washington Blvd. S., Seattle; free (206-652-2444 or sewardpark.audubon.org).
Fruits of the Fall
SAT Explore the world of fall fungi, for ages 8 and older, 1 p.m. Saturday, Discovery Park, 3801 W. Government Way, Seattle; free (206-386-4236 or www.seattle.gov/parks).
Owl Prowl Party & Walk
SAT Family lessons on owls, children’s book readings and games, arts and crafts and owl-pellet dissections, 7:30 p.m. Saturday, free; hike into the forest to call down the resident barred owls, 8 p.m., by reservation, space limited, $4, Seward Park Environmental & Audubon Center, 5902 Lake Washington Blvd. S., Seattle (206-652-2444 or sewardpark.audubon.org).
Skeletons and skulls
SAT Learn about skeletons, all ages welcome, 10 a.m. Saturday, Lewis Creek Park and Visitor Center, 5808 Lakemont Blvd. S.E., Bellevue; $10, preregistration required (425-836-2697 or naturevision.org).
Haunted Hikes at the Slough
SAT Family hikes for nocturnal exploration of creatures of the night, geared to ages 5-8, 6:30, 7:30 and 8:30 p.m. Saturday and Oct. 30-Nov. 1, Mercer Slough Environmental Education Center, 1625 118th Ave. S.E., Bellevue; $8-$10, preregister (206-443-3656 or pacificsciencecenter.org).
in Bridle Trails State Park
SAT Look for mushrooms with an expert, learn how to identify different species and the ecological roles they play, 9 a.m. Saturday, Bridle Trails State Park, Northeast 53rd Street and 116th Avenue Northeast, Kirkland; free, preregister (425-827-6595 or www.bridletrails.org).
Who Goes Bump in the Night?
SAT All-ages night hike, Halloween crafts and activities, visit with nocturnal animals, for ages 5 and older, 5 p.m. Saturday, Tacoma Nature Center, 1919 S. Tyler St., Tacoma; $2.50 (253-591-6439 or www.metroparkstacoma.org).
Fall programs at Alki
SAT Children’s Puppet Theatre, 1 p.m. Saturday, Alki Bathhouse Studio, 1702 Alki Ave S.W., Seattle; $5/person (www.seattle.gov/parks).
Michael Jackson’s Thriller, Seattle
SAT Local “zombies” do the “Thriller” dance, part of a worldwide event, 5:30 p.m. Saturday, Occidental Square, Occidental Avenue South and South Main Street, Seattle (www.seattlethrillers.com).
Thrill the World Zombie Block Party, Redmond
SAT Horror-themed street entertainment, mass “Thriller” dance as part of the worldwide attempt to break the world record for simultaneous dance, 4 p.m. Saturday, Redmond Town Center, 16495 N.E. 74th St., Redmond (www.redmondzombies.com).
Prostate Awareness and Cancer Education (PACE) Race
SUN Hosted by the Prostate Cancer Education Council (PCEC) to raise awareness for prostate cancer; registration, 7-8:30 a.m.; 10K/5K run, 9 a.m.; 1-mile family fitness walk, 9:10 a.m.; party begins, 9:30 a.m.; kids dash, 10 a.m. Sunday, Marina Park, 25 Lake Shore Plaza, Kirkland; $10-$45 (415-946-1070 or paceracewa.org/home/).
Seattle Weavers Guild Show and Sale
THU-SAT Textile and art show and sale of handmade works of art including rugs and blankets, wearables, jewelry, tapestries, wall hangings by more than 100 artists; proceeds benefit Seattle Weavers Guild programs; 5-8 p.m. today, 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, St. Mark’s Episcopal Cathedral, 1245 10th Ave. E., Seattle (206-264-5496 or www.swg-sale.com).
Providence Marianwood Gift Nook Estate Sale
FRI-SAT Sale of estate donations of collectibles and art objects, proceeds benefit Marianwood residents, 10 a.m. Friday-Saturday, Providence Marianwood, 3725 Providence Point Drive S.E., Issaquah (425-391-2895 or www.providence.org/marianwood).
Fall Book Sale
FRI-SUN Book bargains to benefit the library, half-price sale Sunday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, 1-5 p.m. Sunday, Mercer Island Library, 4400 88th Ave. S.E., Mercer Island (206-236-3537 or www.kcls.org).
Lake City Lions Annual
SAT Handcrafted merchandise by 30 artists, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Lake City Community Center, 12531 28th Ave. N.E., Seattle (206-365-8095).
Edmonds Library Friends
SAT Thousands of donated books of all kinds, CDs and DVDs for all ages at bargain prices; proceeds help support Edmonds Library; 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Frances Anderson Center, 700 Main St., Edmonds (425-743-6241 or edmondsfriends.org).
and vehicle auction
SAT Auction of contractors’ equipment, construction vehicles, tools, cars, pickups, 4x4s, SUVs, RVs; preview 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday, auction 9 a.m. Saturday, James G. Murphy Inc., 18226 68th Ave. N.E., Kenmore (425-386-1246 or www.murphyauction.com).
SAT Arts Council of Snohomish County wearable arts fair for women with clothing, jewelry, bags and accessories from local vendors, vintage clothing, spa providers, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, Monte Cristo Hotel, 1507 Wall St., Everett (www.artscouncilofsnoco.org).
Dyke Community Activist Anniversary Celebration
SAT Celebration of activists’ 21st anniversary with food, entertainment, dancing, 5 p.m. Saturday, Central Area Senior Center, 500 30th Ave. S., Seattle; free (206-722-0729).
Bodies: The Exhibition
ONGOING Up-close look at skeletal, muscular, reproductive, respiratory, circulatory and other systems in preserved human bodies, 9 a.m.-8 p.m. daily through March, 1505 Fifth Ave., Seattle; $14-$19 (www.bodiestickets.com).
Rock Paper Scissors Tournament of Champions
FRI Seattle Gaels Rock Paper Scissors Tournament of Champions for prizes, 7 p.m. Friday, The Spectator Bar and Grill, 529 Queen Anne Ave. N., Seattle; $5 (www.seattlegaels.com).
Sounders Last Game After Party
SAT-SUN Official after party for the Sounders’ last game of the season; pregame party with classic Sounders games in High Def and top 40s dance music, 4 p.m.; after the game, free admission until 11 p.m. if you’re rocking your Sounders gear, Club Heaven, 172 S. Washington St., Seattle (206-622-1863 or www.heavenseattle.com).
SAT Seattle Architecture Foundation walking tour of Seattle’s only residential Landmark District’s early 20th century architecture, 10 a.m. Saturday, Merrill Court Townhouses, 901-917 Harvard Ave. E., Seattle; $15-$20, preregister (206-667-9184 or www.seattlearchitecture.org).
South Capitol neighborhood Halloween walking tours
SAT Stories of colorful residents, unusual homes and local mysteries, 2 p.m. Saturday, Washington State Capital Museum, 211 W. 21st Ave., Olympia; $2 suggested donation (washingtonhistory.org).
Tacoma’s Historic Sacred Places
SUN Historic Tacoma building tours, exhibits, programs and music at 15 historic churches and synagogues, 1-5 p.m. Sunday; free tour guides and maps at Immanuel Presbyterian Church, 901 N. J St., Holy Rosary Catholic Church, 434 S. 30th St., St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, 3615 N. Gove St., Tacoma (historictacoma.net).
Market Ghost Tours
ONGOING Walking tour of Market history and the paranormal, 5 and 7 p.m. Wednesday-Thursday, 5, 7 and 9 p.m. Friday-Saturday, Pike Place Market, 1501 Pike Place, Seattle; $15-$20, advance purchase recommended (800-838-3006 or www.seattleghost.com).
Europe travel classes
THU, SAT Eastern Europe Q&A, 6-7 p.m. today; beginning French for travelers, noon-1:30 p.m. Saturday, Rick Steves Travel Center, 130 Fourth Ave. N., Edmonds; Paris, 10 a.m. Saturday, Edmonds Theater, 415 Main St., Edmonds; free, preregistration required (425-771-8303 or www.ricksteves.com).
SAT Bhutan, 10 a.m., Bali, 1 p.m. Saturday, Savvy Traveler, 112 Fifth Ave. S., Edmonds; free (425-744-6076 or www.savvytraveleredmonds.com).
Daybreak Star art opening
THU Reception and entertainment at opening of “Layers: New Works,” Native American-themed collages by Terrance Guardipee and glass art by Dan Joseph Friday, on display through Dec. 11, 6 p.m. today, Daybreak Star Sacred Circle Gallery, 3801 West Government Way, Seattle (206-829-2205 or www.unitedindians.org).
Pilchuck on display
THU Exhibition of international glass art gathered for upcoming auction, 5:30-8 p.m. today, The Westin Seattle, 1900 Fifth Ave., Seattle; free (www.pilchuck.com).
Art sculpture unveiling
SAT Speakers, unveiling of “Turtle Island Puget Sound” sculpture, children’s activities, 3 p.m. Saturday, Des Moines Library, 21620 11th Ave. S., Des Moines (206-824-6066 or www.kcls.org).
SAT Help with park restoration, bring shears, clippers, shovels, gloves if you have them, limited tools provided, 9 a.m. Saturday, Kiwanis Park, 1405 10th St. W., Kirkland; preregister (425-828-4220).
Mountains to Sound Greenway
SAT Tree planting at Lake Sammamish State Park, Rattlesnake Mountain in North Bend, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, Lake Sammamish State Park, 20606 S.E. 56th St, Issaquah; call to register (206-812-0122 or mtsgreenway.org).
Make A Difference Day
SAT Make a Difference Day is a national day of volunteering, join the Stilly-Snohomish Fisheries Enhancement Task Force to plant trees to restore salmon habitat, tools provided, at Whitehorse Creek, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Arlington (425-252-6686 or www.usaweekend.com/diffday).
Landmarks nomination workshop
SAT Historic Seattle speakers on the process of designating landmarks, 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, Good Shepherd Center, 4649 Sunnyside Ave. N., Seattle; $10-$20, preregister (206-622-6952 or www.historicseattle.org).
City Chickens 101
SAT How to raise a small flock of hens in limited space, 10 a.m. Saturday, Seattle Tilth Association, 4649 Sunnyside Ave. N., Seattle; $30-$40 (206-633-0451 or www.seattletilth.org).
Seattle Feldenkrais Teachers Open House
SAT Awareness Through Movement lessons to ease physical pain and discomfort and move comfortably, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, Fremont Abbey Arts Center, 4272 Fremont Ave. N., Seattle; free (www.feldenkraisteachersinseattle.com/Index.html).
Dia de los Muertos craft
SAT All welcome to decorate a sugar skull with sequins, paint and paper flowers for the Mexican Day of the Dead holiday, 11 a.m. Saturday, Lake City Library, 12501 28th Ave. N.E., Seattle; free (206-684-7518 or www.spl.org).
SAT Plot and character groundwork, resources for writers by local author Waverly Fitzgerald, 1 p.m. Saturday, University Library, 5009 Roosevelt Way N.E., Seattle; free, preregistration required (206-684-4063).