A detailed, categorized calendar of events all over Seattle and Western Washington, Nov. 18-24, 2011.

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Animal events

Turkey Toss

SAT Zoo carnivores get turkeys as enrichment activity, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, Woodland Park Zoo, 5500 Phinney Ave. N., Seattle; $8.50-$11.50 (206-548-2500 or www.zoo.org).

Cat Adoptions

SUN Castaway Cats, young and adult cats rescued, rehabilitated and ready for new homes, noon Sunday, All the Best Pet Care, 1909 N.W. Market St., Seattle (425-485-5179).

Woodland Park Zoo

Apple Cup

MON thru NOV. 27 Half off zoo admission to anyone wearing any garb from University of Washington or Washington State University or with valid student ID from either university, 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Monday through Nov. 27; Chai the elephant makes her prediction of who will win the Apple Cup, 11 a.m. Tuesday; Woodland Park Zoo, 5500 Phinney Ave. N., Seattle; $8.50-$11.50 (206-548-2500 or www.zoo.org).


Zoo Keepers’

Holiday Silent Auction

FRI Bid on behind-the-scenes animal tours, animal feeding and other gift items; preview, guaranteed bidding, bake sale, noon-2 p.m.; silent auction, bake sale, wine-and-beer cash bar, dinner available, 4-8 p.m. Friday, proceeds support animal and habitat conservation around the world; Woodland Park Zoo Education Center, North 50th Street and Fremont Avenue North, Seattle; auction admission free, access to the zoo not included (www.zoo.org).

Wine and Bikes

SAT Donate bikes or bike parts to Bicycles for Humanity Seattle, which ships bikes and parts to South Africa; and Northwest Wine Academy fall release of four new wines, noon-5 p.m. Saturday, South Seattle Community College, 6000 16th Ave. S.W., Seattle; free (206-202-4579 or www.b4hs.org).

Port Orchard Party

SAT Mardi-Gras theme party with music, food, no host bar, benefits Fathoms O’ Fun year-round community events and South Kitsap High School Marching Band, 7 p.m. Saturday, Sk8Town, 1501 Piperberry Way S.E., Port Orchard; $35-$40 (www.portorchardparty.com).

Fistula Awareness Dinner Fundraiser

SUN EUUC Advocates for Women fundraiser, African dinner, 5 p.m. Sunday, Edmonds Unitarian Universalist Church, 8109 224th St. S.W., Edmonds; free, donations collected; preregister (www.euuc.org).

Festival of Trees

PLAN AHEAD Dinner and auction, 5:30 p.m. Nov. 25, $125; Santa breakfast, 8 a.m. Nov. 26, $8-$12; display of decorated Christmas trees, 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Nov. 26, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Nov. 27, $5, ages 12 and younger, 60 and older free; proceeds benefit Harrison Medical Center, Kitsap County Fairgrounds, 1200 N.W. Fairgrounds Road, Bremerton (360-744-6760 or www.harrisonmedical.org/giving/festival-trees).

O’ Christmas Trees

PLAN AHEAD Designer-decorated Christmas trees auctioned as fundraiser for Providence Senior and Community Services, Gala Dinner and Auction, Nov. 30, The Westin, Seattle; $300 (www2.providence.org/kingcounty).


Pumpkin Pie Warm-up

SUN Cascade Bicycle Club 20-mile, leisurely pace ride with some hills, stops for pie, showers cancel, noon Sunday, Sammamish River Park, 17995 102nd Ave. N.E., Bothell (www.cascade.org).

Turkey Day Indoor Cycling

NOV. 24 Indoor cycling class for ages 13 and older; donations to Eastside Domestic Violence Program requested; 7, 8:15 or 9:30 a.m. Nov. 24, South Bellevue Community Center, 14509 S.E. Newport Way, Bellevue; preregister (425-452-4240).

Thanksgiving Lake Sammamish Loop

NOV. 24 Cascade Bicycle Club 25-mile, moderate pace ride; steady rain/ice/snow cancels, 9:30 a.m. Nov. 24, Marymoor Park, 6046 W. Lake Sammamish Parkway N.E., Redmond (www.cascade.org).


Skandia Dance

FRI Dance instruction, 7-8:30 p.m.; folk dancing, 8:30-11 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 to live music with caller; don’t wear perfume or other scented products, 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).

Sno-King International

Folk Dance Club

SAT Dancing to requests, 7 p.m.; dance instruction, 7:30 p.m.; international folk dancing to recorded music, 8:30-10 p.m. Saturday, Cedar Valley Grange, 20526 52nd Ave. W., Lynnwood; $2-$7 (425-385-2088 or www.sno-king.org).

Seattle Family Dance

SUN Folk dance for children and their families, no experience needed, all music live, all dances taught, 3 p.m. Sunday, Phinney Neighborhood Center, 6532 Phinney Ave. N., Seattle; $6 (206-330-7408 or seattledance.org/family).

Food events

Beaujolais Nouveau Wine Festival

FRI Wine bar, French buffet, music and dancing, 6 p.m. Friday, The Columbia Tower Club, 701 Fifth Ave., Seattle; $48-$120 (206-443-4703 or beaujolaisnouveau.wordpress.com/).

Drink Local: Spirits of the Pacific Northwest

SAT Cocktail tasting, education, 3 p.m. Saturday, Cicchetti Kitchen and Bar, 121 E. Boston St., Seattle; $55, by reservation (206-323-0807 or www.serafinaseattle.com/events).

Turkey Crawl

SAT Six drinks at six bars, canned food bank drive, one raffle ticket for each can of food donated, 6 p.m. Saturday, Paddy Coyne’s Irish Pub, 1190 Thomas St., Seattle; $25/advance; at the door, $30 or $25 with donation of 3 cans of food (206-745-0277 or www.sgpros.com).

Explore Your Craft

SAT Widmer Brothers Brewing and Draft magazine, performances, art, food paired with beer, 6 p.m. Saturday, Sodo Park, 3200 First Ave. S., Seattle; $75 (503-546-7867 or widmerbrothers.com).

Wines for Thanksgiving

SAT Taste wines to go with your Thanksgiving dinner, 1-4:30 p.m. Saturday, Arista Wine Cellars, 320 Fifth Ave. S., Edmonds; free (425-771-7009).

Northshore Pancake Breakfast

SAT Pancakes, eggs, ham or sausage, 8-11 a.m. Saturday, Northshore Senior Center, 10201 E. Riverside Drive, Bothell; $4-$5 (425-487-2441 or www.northshoreseniorcenter.org).

Wine Tasting and Open House

SAT 20 Washington wineries offer tastes and treats; benefits Northshore Performing Arts Center, 5 p.m. Saturday, Country Village, 23732 Bothell-Everett Highway, Bothell; $20 (425-984-2470 or www.npacf.org).

Pancake breakfast, Monroe

SAT Pancakes, eggs, sausage, proceeds benefit senior center, 8-10:30 a.m. Saturday, East County Senior Center, 276 Sky River Parkway, Monroe; $3-$5 (360-794-6359).

Enumclaw Winter Wine Walk

SAT Cole Street closed to vehicles, walk to wine tasting at 20 businesses and wineries, 5-8 p.m. Saturday, downtown Enumclaw; $25 (360-825-7666 or www.enumclawchamber.com).

Passion Vineyards Pre-Thanksgiving Tasting

SUN Try eight wine varietals, 1:30 p.m. Sunday, Passion Vineyards, 13228 202nd Ave S.E., Issaquah; $5 (206-334-0178 or www.passionvineyards.com).

Thanksgiving Feast Tribute to Native Americans

NOV. 24 Dinner of roast turkey or vegan harvest-stuffed portobellos and all the fixings; after-dinner games, movies and conversation, 2 p.m. Nov. 24, New Freeway Hall, 5018 Rainier Ave. S., Seattle; $7.50-$15 (206-722-2453).


Issaquah Alps Trails Club

FRI, SUN and NOV. 24 Bring/wear hiking shoes, daypack, food, water; Issaquah Alps Trail Club clubhouse, First and Bush Streets, Issaquah (www.issaquahalps.org);

• Dogs welcome on 3-4 mile hike, 10 a.m. Friday;

• Learn about plants and trees on 5-mile Tiger Mountain Tradition Loop, noon Sunday;

• Half-day, slow-pace, 6-mile hike to Snoqualmie Falls overlook, 9 a.m. Nov. 24.

Family Salmon Safari at Kitsap Cabin with The Mountaineers

SUN Salmon themed tales in historic cabin, hike to see salmon run in old-growth rain forest, 10:30 a.m. Sunday, The Mountaineers Kitsap Cabin, 3000 Seabeck Highway, Bremerton; $10, registration required by 3 p.m. Friday (206-521-6000 or www.mountaineers.org/source/atrips/TripRegister.cfm?Event=28467).


Viking Age Markets and Coins Lecture

FRI Professor Kenneth Harl from Tulane University, 7 p.m. Friday, Swedish Cultural Center, 1920 Dexter Ave. N., Seattle; $10 (206-283-1090 or www.swedishculturalcenter.org).

Quilt, Craft and Sewing Festival

FRI-SAT Sewing, quilting, needle arts vendors, classes, workshops, demos, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday-Saturday, Puyallup Fair and Events Center, Puyallup; $10 (www.quiltcraftsew.com).

The Great Train Expo

SAT-SUN Traveling model-railroad show with vendors, displays in many scales and gauges, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, Puyallup Fair and Events Center, 110 Ninth Ave. S.W., Puyallup; $7 ages 11 and younger free (253-841-5045 or trainexpoinc.com).

Holiday events

Magnolia Village Holiday Open House

FRI Carolers, shopping, Santa, tree lighting, 6 p.m. Friday, Magnolia Village, 32nd Avenue West and West McGraw Street, Seattle; (www.magnoliachamber.org).

Holiday tree lighting, Bellevue

SAT Santa’s arrival, entertainment, pony rides, tree lighting, 6 p.m. Saturday, The Bravern, 11111 N.E. Eighth Street, Bellevue (magicseason.com).

Tree lighting, Renton Landing

SAT Live reindeer, train rides, carolers, 4-7 p.m., tree lighting, 6 p.m. Saturday, The Landing, 715 N. Landing Way, Renton; free (www.thelandinginrenton.com).


SAT-SUN Nordic Christmas celebration, arts and craft sale, Scandinavian musical performances, traditional Nordic cuisine, Bodega serving Nordic beers, glögg (hot spiced wine) and other beverages, bake sale, children’s craft activities, Santa visit, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, Nordic Heritage Museum, 3014 N.W. 67th St., Seattle; suggested donation $3/adults, $1/ages 11 and younger (206-789-5707 or www.nordicmuseum.org).

Festival of Trees

SUN-WED Exhibit of 20 designer-decorated Christmas trees to be auctioned to benefit Seattle Children’s hospital; celebration with Christmas stories, sale and silent auction of holiday items, Santa visits and photos, 3-5:30 p.m. Sunday, tree lighting ceremony, 3:15 p.m. Sunday; trees remain on display through Nov. 30, Fairmont Olympic Hotel, 411 University St., Seattle; free (www.seattlefestivaloftrees.com).

Teddy Bear Suite

SUN thru DEC. 26 Visit holiday suite filled with teddy bears, 3:30-5:30 p.m. Sunday, then 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Monday through Dec. 26, Fairmont Olympic Hotel, 411 University St., Seattle; free; donations for Seattle Children’s hospital requested (206-287-4049).

Gingerbread Village

TUE thru JAN. 1 Seattle architecture firms and trade associations and Sheraton culinary staff created gingerbread displays inspired by theme “Holiday Express,” Tuesday through Jan. 1, Sheraton Seattle Hotel and Towers, 1400 Sixth Ave., Seattle; free, donations for Northwest Chapter of the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation appreciated (gingerbreadvillage.myevent.com/3/events.htm).

‘Twas the Night Before Thanksgiving

WED Thanksgiving stories, songs, craft activity, 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, White Center Library, 11220 16th S.W., Seattle (206-243-0233 or www.kcls.org).

Festival of Poinsettias

ONGOING Poinsettias in 25 varieties, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. daily, closed Nov. 24, open until 7 p.m. starting Nov. 25; Santa Paws pet photos with Santa, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, $20 suggested donation, Molbak’s, 13625 N.E. 175th St., Woodinville (425-483-5000 or molbaks.com).

Christmas tree permits, Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest

ONGOING Permits available to cut a Christmas tree in the Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest; $10-$20, cash only at most locations (www.fs.usda.gov/mbs);

• Outdoor Recreation Information Center, REI, 222 Yale Ave. N., Seattle (206-470-4060);

• REI, 3000 184th St. S.W., Lynnwood (425-640-6200);

• North Bend ranger station, 902 S.E. North Bend Way, North Bend (425-888-1421);

• Enumclaw ranger station, 450 Roosevelt Ave. E., Enumclaw (360-825-6585);

• Skykomish ranger station, 74920 N.E. Stevens Pass Highway, Skykomish (360-677-2414);

• Verlot Public Service Center, 33515 Mountain Loop Highway, Granite Falls (360-691-7791);

• Darrington ranger station, 1405 Emens Ave. N., Darrington (360-436-1155);

• Glacier Public Service Center, Mt. Baker Highway 542, Glacier (360-599-2714);

• Sedro-Woolley ranger station, 810 State Route 20, Sedro-Woolley (360-856-5700, ext. 515).

Christmas tree permits, Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest

ONGOING Permits available to cut one tree per family; get permits at ranger stations and businesses in Cle Elum, Ellensburg, Leavenworth, Wenatchee, Chelan, Winthrop; $15 (www.fs.usda.gov/okawen).

Movie bargains

“The Help”

It’s new at the Crest Cinema. Also there: “Contagion,” “The Debt,” “Cowboys & Aliens” and “Crazy, Stupid, Love” ($3).

“Real Steel” and “Straw Dogs”

They’re new at the Admiral Theater in West Seattle. Also there: “The Help” and “Contagion” ($5.75).

“Into the Abyss,” “The Other F Word” and “Weekend”

They’re new at the Varsity Theatre. All seats on Tuesday are $7.

“The Good, the Bad, the Weird”

It’s the midnight movie at the Egyptian Friday and Saturday. All seats are $8.25.

“The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn — Part One”

It’s new at the Big Picture Seattle. The 3:30 p.m. shows Friday-Sunday are $7.

“Planes, Trains and Automobiles” and “The 40 Year-Old Virgin”

They’re new at the Central Cinema in Seattle. All shows $6-$8.

“The Change-Up”

It’s new at the Tin Theater in Burien this week. All shows $7-$8.

“The Help,” “Warrior” and “Abduction”

They’re new at the Gateway in Federal Way. Also there: “Contagion,” “Killer Elite,” “The Lion King 3-D,” “Don’t Be Afraid of the Dark,” “Harry Potter 7 — Part 2 3-D,” “Cowboys & Aliens,” “Cars 2” and “The Smurfs 3-D” ($2, all seats on Tuesdays $1).

Museum events

Streaming In From The Moon

FRI-SAT Symposium on feminism, performance and the body in conjunction with exhibit “Carolee Schneemann: With and Beyond the Premises”; performance/lecture with the artist, 7 p.m. Friday, Kane Hall, University of Washington, Seattle, $10-$15; lectures, films, discussion, 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Saturday; reception, exhibit tours, performances, 6-9 p.m. Saturday, $15-$25, Henry Art Gallery, University of Washington, Seattle (henryart.org).

Imagine Children’s Museum

FRI-SAT Free admission, 5:30-9 p.m. Friday; Aeronautical Engineering wind tunnels and airplane challenge, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, Imagine Children’s Museum, 1502 Wall St., Everett; $7.95 (425-258-1006).

Museum of Flight

SAT 747 celebration with artifact display, panel discussion, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday; Museum of Flight, 9404 E. Marginal Way S., Seattle; $9-$16 (206-764-5720 or www.museumofflight.org).

Eats & Beats: Tim Noah

SAT Songwriter, singer and performer Tim Noah, 5:30 p.m. Saturday, KidsQuest Children’s Museum, 4089 Factoria Blvd. S.E., Bellevue; $8-$10 (425-637-8100 or www.kidsquestmuseum.org).

Night Blow

SAT After-hours party, live music, glassblowing demonstrations, hors d’oeuvres and cocktails, 7 p.m. Saturday, Museum of Glass, 1801 E. Dock St., Tacoma; $20 (www.museumofglass.org).

Rocket Races

SAT Participants craft propeller-driven rockets, powered by rubber bands, shaped and decorated in advance, then raced in competition; rocket kits $5, 1 p.m. Saturday, Olympic Flight Museum, 7637 Old Hwy. 99 S.E., Olympia; $10 (360-705-3925 or www.olympicflightmuseum.com).

Harbor History Museum

Open House

SAT-SUN Scandinavian/Croatian treats, costumes and craft sale in tribute to Gig Harbor’s earliest settlers, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, Harbor History Museum, 4121 Harborview Drive, Gig Harbor; $4-$6 (253-858-6722).

Children’s Museum food drive

MON-WED Free admission for children with food-bank donation of two nonperishable food items, accompanied by paying adult, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Wednesday, The Children’s Museum, Center House, Seattle Center; $6.50-$7.50 (www.thechildrensmuseum.org).

Park events

Thanks to Trees

restoration event

SAT Learn about the forest, then help plant native plants; tools and instruction provided, 1-4 p.m. Saturday, Discovery Park, 3801 W. Government Way, Seattle (206-386-4237).

Nature’s Wonders

Guided Nature Walks

SAT Naturalists lead walk to the eagles nest, through old-growth forest and along the water’s edge, 1 p.m. Saturday, Seward Park Audubon Center, 5902 Lake Washington Boulevard S., Seattle; free, preregister (206-652-2444 or www.brownpapertickets.com/event/187396).

Orienteering at

Fort Steilacoom Park

SAT Search for checkpoints, marking on a map, no experience necessary, 10 a.m. Saturday, Fort Steilacoom Park, 8714 87th Ave. S.W., Lakewood; $8-$11 (www.cascadeoc.org).

“Green Fire: Aldo Leopold and A Land Ethic For Our Time”

SUN Documentary film on legendary environmentalist, for ages 12 and older, 2 p.m. Sunday, Lewis Creek Park Visitor Center, 5808 Lakemont Blvd. S.E., Bellevue; free, donations suggested, reservations required, space limited (425-452-6885).


“CSI: Seattle” —

Crime Scene Improv

FRI Improv comedy. 8 p.m. Friday at the Tin Can Studio, 3130 Airport Way S., #510, Seattle; $10 (800-838-3006 or www.brownpapertickets.com).

“Classy Nonsense”

FRI Dan Hamann music and comedy, 11 p.m. Friday. Annex Theatre, 1100 E. Pike St., Seattle; $5-$10 (206-728-0933 or www.annextheatre.org).

TheatreSports North

FRI-SAT Improv comedy. 9 p.m. Friday-Saturday at Black Box Theatre, Edmonds Community College, 20310 68th Ave. W., Lynnwood; $10 (800-838-3006 or www.unexpectedproductions.org).

“Bean: The Musical Fruit”

FRI-SAT Quiet Productions stages an original family musical set in the “perfectly sculpted Patch,” 7 p.m. Friday, 2 and 7 p.m. Saturday. Youngstown Cultural Arts Center, 4408 Delridge Way S.W., Seattle; $5-$7 (800-838-3006 or quietonline.org).

“The Eight: Reindeer Monologues”

FRI-SAT Student staging of darkly comic series of monologues about a scandal at the North Pole involving Santa’s reindeer, for adult audiences. 7:30 p.m. Friday-Saturday, Shoreline Community College, 16101 Greenwood Ave. N., Seattle; $4-$8 (206-546-410 or www.shoreline.edu).

“Red Earth, Gold Gate, Shadow Sky”

FRI-SAT Workshop performances of the story of a young Cambodian whose family is displaced by war, 7 p.m. Friday-Saturday at Neighborhood House, High Point Center, 6400 Sylvan Way S.W., Seattle; $5 (206-633-1883 or depts.washington.edu/uwdrama).

“Awake and Sing”

FRI-SUN Student staging of the classic Great Depression-era drama, 7:30 p.m. Friday-Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday. North Seattle Community College, Stage One Theater, 9600 College Way N., Seattle; pay-what-you-can (206-934-3600 or northseattle.edu).

Journey through

the Season Rock

FRI, TUE Performance by the Not-Its for families and kids ages 2 and older, 5 p.m. Friday, Crossroads Mall Mainstage, 15600 N.E. Eighth St., Bellevue; and 11 a.m. Tuesday, Burien Library, 400 S.W. 152nd St., Burien; free (www.kcls.org).

Fabulous Family Fun

SAT Entertainment for kids of all ages; magician Jamtown percussion ensemble, 10:30 a.m. Saturday, High Point Community Center and Field, 6920 34th Ave. S.W., Seattle; $3/advance, $5/at the door or $15/family (206-684-7422).

Recess Monkey

SAT Concert for kids and families, 2 p.m. Saturday, Auburn Avenue Theater, 10 Auburn Ave., Auburn; $6 (253-931-3043 or www.auburnwa.gov/arts).


SUN Original musical adaptation of the fairy tale, 1 and 4 p.m. Sunday. Museum of History & Industry, 2700 24th Ave. E., Seattle; $10 (206-368-8386 or www.varietyplus.org).

“The Princess and the Pea”

SUN Musical based on the story by Hans Christen Andersen. 1 and 4 p.m. Sunday, SecondStory Repertory, 16587 N.E. 74th St., Redmond; $5 (425-881-6777 or www.secondstoryrep.org).

Singing Thanksgiving

SUN American folk tunes for all ages with Harmonica Pocket duo, 2 p.m. Sunday, Kirkland Library, 308 Kirkland Ave., Kirkland (425-822-2459 or www.kcls.org).

Variety Show Spectacular

SUN Beatles tribute band, comedy, Seattle Knights, magic; benefits historic Everett Theatre and Santa Hop charity event, 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Everett Theatre, 2911 Colby Ave., Everett; $8-$10 (425-258-6766).

A Season for Singing

TUE Children’s performer Nancy Stewart, songs of winter holidays for ages 2 and older, 10:30 a.m. Monday, Fall City Library, 33415 S.E. 42nd Place, Fall City (425-222-5951 or www.kcls.org).

“Beasley’s Christmas Party”

WED Adaptation of a 1909 novel by Booth Tarkington, in which a journalist moves to a small Midwestern town, 7:30 p.m. Wednesday. Taproot Theatre Company, 204 N. 85th St., Seattle; pay-what-you-can (206-781-9707 or www.taproottheatre.org).


Give Thanks Fun Run/Walk

SAT 5-mile run and 1.7-mile run/walk, no dogs; benefits Maltby Food Bank; 9 a.m. Saturday, register 8:15-8:45 a.m., Redmond Watershed Preserve, 21760 N.E. Novelty Hill Road, Redmond; $10 and two cans of food (finishstrongevents.com).

Redmond Poultry Predictor 4-Mile Race

SAT Five participants who finish closest to their predicted times each win a frozen turkey, 8 a.m. Saturday, registration 6:30-7:30 a.m., Farrel McWhirter Park, 19545 N.E. Redmond Road, Redmond; $15 (425-556-2333 or www.redmond.gov/ParksRecreation/RecreationFitness/FitnessPrograms/).

Green Lake Gobble

SUN Kids Dash, 9:10 a.m.; 5K run and walk, 9:30 a.m.; post-race celebration with health-related exhibits, eating contest, 9 a.m. Sunday, Green Lake Park, 7201 E. Green Lake Drive N., Seattle; $30/preregister, $40/day of race, $10/kids’ dash shirt (kids dash free); canned food-bank donations requested (promotionevents.com/Thanksgiving/reg.htm).

Seattle Turkey Trot

NOV. 24 Run/walk to benefit Ballard Food Bank, 9 a.m. Nov. 24, from Northwest 85th Street and 35th Avenue Northeast to Golden Gardens, Seattle; $25, T-shirt included if registered by Nov. 22 (www.seattleturkeytrot.org).

Issaquah Turkey Trot

NOV. 24 Casual 5K run/jog/walk, costumes and Thanksgiving accessories encouraged, proceeds benefit Issaquah Food & Clothing Bank, 9 a.m. Nov. 24, Pickering Barn, 1730 10th Ave. N.W., Issaquah; $20, ages 10 and younger free (www.issaquahturkeytrot.org).

Bainbridge Turkey Trot

NOV. 24 One mile- and 5K run/walk, 8:30 a.m. Nov. 24, Battle Point Park, 11299 Arrow Point Drive N.E., Bainbridge Island; $10-$25 (www.bainbridgeturkeytrot.org).

Norpoint Turkey Trot

NOV. 24 Timed 5K run, 2-mile walk/run, kids’ trot, post-race party and turkey costume contest, 9 a.m. Nov. 24, Center at Norpoint, Tacoma; $25-$35, registration closes 3 p.m. Nov. 22, no day-of-race registration (253-591-5504 or www.metroparkstacoma.org/trot).

La Conner Turkey Trot

NOV. 24 5K race, finish closest to your predicted time, followed by free yoga class; benefits La Conner Skate Park, 8:30 a.m. Nov. 24, La Conner Middle School, 503 N. Sixth St., La Conner; $10/person or $30/family (www.laconnerchamber.com).


Ten Thousand Villages

FRI-SAT Sale of crafts from artists around the world, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday-Saturday, Mercer Island Presbyterian Church, 3605 84th Ave. S.E., Mercer Island (206-232-5595).

Vasa Park

Christmas Craft Show

FRI-SAT Arts and crafts by 95 Northwest artists, 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, Vasa Park Resort & Ballroom, 3549 W. Lake Sammamish Parkway S.E., Bellevue; (www.countrycreation.blogspot.com).

Holiday Bazaar, Renton

FRI-SAT Arts and crafts from 100 vendors, food available, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Friday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, Renton Community Center, 1715 Maple Valley Highway, Renton (425-430-6700).

Best of the Northwest Art and Fine Craft Show

FRI-SUN Jewelry, clothing, paintings, glass works, wood, metal and more by 250 Northwest artists, with music, art seminars, kids’ art activities, wine tasting from 20 boutique Washington wineries, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Friday-Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday, Smith Cove Cruise Terminal 91, 2001 W. Garfield St., Seattle; $6-$8 (206-525-5926 or www.nwartalliance.com).

Fine Art and Holiday Gift Fair

FRI-SUN Arts and crafts by 12 local artists, watercolor, glass, metal, photography and fiber, 5-8 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Sunday, Fauntleroy Church, 9140 California Ave. S.W., Seattle; free (206-938-4203 or www.fauntleroyucc.org).

Pratt Fine Arts

Holiday Art Sale

FRI-SUN Glass, jewelry, sculpture, painting and prints; opening celebration art experiences, food, 5-7 p.m. Friday, $50 by reservation; general admission 7-9 p.m. Friday, $20 at the door; sale, 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, free admission, Pratt Fine Arts Center, 1902 S. Main St., Seattle (206-328-2200 or www.pratt.org).

Winter Holiday

Ceramic Art Sale

FRI-SUN Work of 34 regional ceramic artists, 5-9 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, Columbia Winery, 14030 N.E. 145th St., Woodinville (www.nonstopclay.com).

Holiday Gift and Food Fair

FRI-SUN Arts, crafts, food vendors, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Friday-Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday, Kitsap County Fairgrounds, 1200 N.W. Fairgrounds Road, Bremerton; $4-$5, ages 11 and younger free; free admission with donation of new toy for Toys for Tots, $1 off admission with donated can of food (www.holidaygiftfair.com).


Christmas Bazaar

FRI-SAT Scandinavian jewelry, sweaters, linens, lefse, pickled herring, holiday and home decorations, lunch available, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Friday-Saturday, Normanna Lodge, 2725 Oakes Ave., Everett (425-252-0291).

Friends of Seattle Public Library Holiday Sale

SAT More than 10,000 holiday books, CDs, children’s books, most $1-$2; proceeds support the library, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, Magnuson Park, 7400 Sand Point Way N.E., Seattle (206-523-4053 or www.friendsofspl.org).

Holiday Craft Sale

SAT Sale includes jewelry, vintage gifts, weavings, baskets by eight local artists, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday, Finnish Lutheran Church, 8504 13th Ave. N.W., Seattle (finnsnw.com).

Queen Anne Trunk Show

SAT Arts and crafts by 30 artists, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Queen Anne Community Center, 1901 First Ave. W, Seattle (sweetpeacottage.org/pdocs/trunkshow.pdf).

Ayame Kai Holiday Craft Fair

SAT Crafts, antique/vintage Asian items, bake sale, Asian food; proceeds benefit Nikkei Concerns charities; 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Blaine United Methodist Church, 3001 24th Ave. S., Seattle (425-827-4930).

Shoreline Holiday Crafts Market

SAT Crafts market with 60 juried artists, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Spartan Recreation Center, 18560 First Ave. N.E., Shoreline (206-801-2600 or www.shorelinewa.gov/parks).

Des Moines Farmers Market Holiday Market

SAT Fall fruits and vegetables for Thanksgiving, market foods and Christmas gifts, Farmers Market Wine, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, Des Moines Marina, 22307 Dock St., Des Moines (206-824-1066 or dmfm.org).

Holiday Bazaar

SAT Fresh lefse, bake sale, boutique, granny’s attic, pictures with Santa, Frosty the Snowman or Christmas elf, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, St. Matthew’s Lutheran Church, 1700 Edmonds Ave. N.E., Renton (425-226-2420).

Holiday Craft & Gift Spectacular

SAT Arts, crafts, baked goods, jewelry, purses, clothing, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Madison House Retirement & Assisted Living, 12215 N.E. 128th St., Kirkland (425-821-8210 or mhretirement.com).

Festival of Hope:

Alternative Christmas Fair

SAT-SUN Vendors, lunch available, proceeds support hunger relief and self-help projects locally and worldwide, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, noon-3 p.m. Sunday, Keystone Congregational Church, 5019 Keystone Place N., Seattle (206-632-6021).

Holiday Bazaar, Kent

SAT-SUN Vendors, free workshops, entertainment, retailers’ promotions, 8 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday, Kent Station, 417 Ramsay Way, Kent (206-679-7441 or www.facebook.com/#!/PreBlackFridayHolidayBazaar).

Mercer Island Farmers Market

Harvest Market

SUN Turkey, baked goods, Children’s Table, Master Gardeners, sampling, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Sunday, Mercerdale Park, 77th Avenue Southeast and Southeast 32nd Street, Mercer Island; free (www.mifarmersmarket.org).

Snow sports

Warren Miller’s ” … Like There’s No Tomorrow”

FRI-SUN Winter sports adventure film, 8 p.m. Friday, 6 and 9 p.m. Saturday, McCaw Hall, Seattle; 7 p.m. Sunday, Auburn Performing Arts Center, 700 E. Main St., Auburn; $22 (800-523-7117 or www.skinet.com/warrenmiller).

Special interest

Asian Hall of Fame Celebration

SAT Robert Chinn Foundation celebration honoring Dr. Connie Mariano, the first Asian-American White House physician; Richard Cho, the first general manager of Asian-American descent of a major sports franchise; Teddy Zee, Hollywood entertainment executive, 6 p.m. Saturday, Asian Resource Center, 1025 S. King St., Seattle; $100 (206-856-8972 or www.asianhalloffame.org).

Friends & Family Afternoon

martial arts school

SAT All welcome to see martial arts facilities, meet instructor, free lessons, demonstrations; for kids and parents 1-2 p.m., juniors and adults, 2-3 p.m. Saturday, School of Oom Yung Doe, 8543 15th Ave. N.W., Seattle; free (206-462-1339 or facebook.com/OYD.CrownHill).

Planetarium Show “Solar Eruptions: Target Earth”

SAT Astronomer explores solar storms and eruptions that could wreak havoc on Earth, 7 p.m. Saturday, Edwin E. Ritchie Observatory, 11299 Arrow Point Drive N.E., Battle Point Park, Bainbridge Island (206-842-9152 or www.bpastro.org/).

Seattle World’s Fair 50th Anniversary Slide Show & Book Presentation

SAT Tour the library’s new Century 21 Exposition Digital Collection of books, brochures, photos, noon-1 p.m. Saturday; slide show and talk on “The Future Remembered: The 1962 Seattle World’s Fair and Its Legacy” by co-authors Paula Becker and Alan J. Stein, 1-3 p.m. Saturday; opening of the exhibit “Space Ages: A History of the Century 21 Exposition Grounds,” on display through September 2012; Seattle Central Library, 1000 Fourth Ave., Seattle; free (206-386-4636 or www.spl.org/).

World Toilet Day

SAT Stories and songs about toilets for kids, 1 p.m. Saturday, Northgate Branch Library, 10548 Fifth Ave. N.E., Seattle; free (206-386-1980).

Buddhism Now:

Lecture by Lama Ole Nydahl

MON Buddhist master distills the essence of Buddhism in a way that is practical for the modern world, 8 p.m. Monday, Guggenheim Hall, University of Washington, Seattle; $10 (360-348-6969 or www.diamondway.org/seattle).

Compassion in the Cold

PLAN AHEAD Immersion Experience in Homelessness; Emergency Cold Weather Shelter seeking donations of warm socks, hotel-sized toiletry items, 8 p.m. Nov. 25-8 a.m. Nov. 26, Pointe of Grace, 5425 Harbour Pointe Boulevard, Mukilteo (425-263-8730 or www.trinitylutheranchurch.com/engage/local-engagement/).


Fit for the Feast

NOV. 24 Two-hour master’s swim workout, for ages 19 and older, all abilities welcome, 9 a.m. Nov. 24, Bellevue Aquatic Center, 601 143rd Ave. N.E., Bellevue; $10 includes T-shirt (425-452-4444).


Seattle Architecture Foundation

FRI-SAT Tours start from Seattle Architecture Foundation offices, 1333 Fifth Ave., Rainier Square Atrium, Seattle, unless noted otherwise; $15-$25 (800-838-3006 or www.seattlearchitecture.org);

• Architecture 101, 10 a.m. Friday;

• Design Details, including Smith Tower Observation Deck, where the tour ends, 10 a.m. Saturday;

• Harvard/Belmont: The Rich Life on Capitol Hill, 10 a.m. Saturday from Merrill Court Townhouses, 901 Harvard Ave. E., Seattle;

• South Lake Union: Extreme Makeover, 10 a.m. Saturday, South Lake Union Park in front of Naval Reserve Building, 860 Terry Ave. N., Seattle.

Woodinville Montessori School Open House

SAT Presentations, children welcome, tour, meet staff of campuses in Woodinville and North Creek/Bothell, toddler through 9th grade, 9 a.m. Saturday, Woodinville Montessori School, 19102 North Creek Parkway, Bothell (425-482-3184 or www.woodinvillemontessori.org).

The Metropolitan Tract

SUN Walking tour of area surrounding University Street, site of the Territorial University of Washington founded in 1861 on land still owned by the UW, 10 a.m. Sunday, Seattle Architecture Foundation, 1333 Fifth Ave., Rainier Square Atrium, Seattle; $15-$25 (206-324-1126, Ext. 66, or brownpapertickets.com).

Travel events

Gutsy Women

SAT Informal gathering for women to share travel experiences, 9 a.m. Saturday, Wide World Books & Maps, 4411 Wallingford Ave. N., Seattle (206-634-3453 or wideworldtravelstore.com).

Travel seminars

SAT Thailand, 1 p.m. Saturday, Savvy Traveler, 112 Fifth Ave. S., Edmonds; free, call for reservation (425-744-6076 or www.savvytravelerstore.com).

European Travel Festival

SAT Rick Steve’s Europe Through the Back Door travel classes, free, preregistration required (425-771-8303, ext. 298, or www.ricksteves.com);.

• European Travel Skills with Rick Steves, 9 a.m.; Packing Light and Right, noon; France, 2 p.m.; Italy, 4:30 p.m.; 1,000 Years of European Art and History with Rick Steves, 7 p.m., all at Edmonds Center for the Arts;

• Greece, 9 a.m.; Turkey, 10:45 a.m.; Germany, Austria and Switzerland, 12:30 p.m.; Croatia and Slovenia, 2:15 p.m.; Ireland, 4 p.m., all at Edmonds Theater, Edmonds.


Living Naturally: Tips for Healthier Holiday Eating

SAT Conversation with Bastyr University faculty members, 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Bastyr Center for Natural Health, 3670 Stone Way N., Seattle; free (206-834-4100 or bastyrcenter.org/content/view/2190/).

Holiday wreath making,

Mill Creek

SAT Learn how to make and decorate a wreath, 11 a.m. Saturday, My Garden Nursery, 17414 Bothell Everett Highway, Mill Creek; free (425-402-1842 or www.mygardennursery.com).

Holiday Decorating, Issaquah

SAT Class on greens, gift ideas, tree toppers, wreaths, packages, 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Squak Mt. Nursery, 7600 Renton-Issaquah Road S.E., Issaquah; free, no registration required (425-392-1025 or squakmtnursery.com).

Mason Bees

SAT How to raise bees for a healthy landscape, garden and environment, 11 a.m. Saturday, The Plant Farm, 15022 Twin Lakes Ave. N.E., Marysville; free, no registration necessary (360-652-3351 or www.theplantfarm.com/).

Holiday Wreaths

SAT Bring two wire coat hangers, pruners, spool wire, and decorations; greens and instruction provided, 10 a.m. Saturday, The Chase Garden, 16015 264th St. E., Orting; $20, by reservation (360-893-6739 or www.chasegarden.org).