A detailed, categorized calendar of events all over Seattle and Western Washington, Sept. 18-24, 2015.

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Animal events

Bark to School

FRI-SUN Adoption fees $50 off for adult dogs age 3 and older, 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Friday-Saturday, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Sunday, Seattle Humane Society, 13212 S.E. Eastgate Way, Bellevue (425-649-7563 or seattlehumane.org).

Cool City Pets

SAT Meet small animals available for adoption including rabbits, hamsters, guinea pigs, rats, birds, reptiles, ferrets, mice, adoption fees $15-$40, 1-3 p.m. Saturday, Seattle Animal Shelter, 2061 15th Ave. W., Seattle (206-386-7387 or seattle.gov/animalshelter).


Vintage Washington 2015

FRI Premium vodka and gin tasting, cocktails, food, music, Washington beer and wine, proceeds support preservation programs of the Washington Trust, 5:30 p.m. Friday, Stimson-Green Mansion, 1204 Minor Ave., Seattle; $75 (206-624-9449 or preservewa.org/Vintage-Washington.aspx).

Auto Angels Benefit Car show

SAT Proceeds assist low-income people with transportation needs; car display and awards, raffle, bistro, DJ, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, cars register 8 a.m., Bellevue Presbyterian Church, 1717 Bellevue Way, Bellevue; $25/car registration, free for spectators (autoangelscarshow.org).

LWSO Fundraiser/Wine Tasting

SAT Wine auction, wine tasting, chamber music performances, proceeds benefit Lake Washington Symphony Orchestra, 4 p.m. Saturday, The Bravern, 11111 N.E. Eighth St., Bellevue; $55-$100 (206-307-7418 or lwso.org).

Seattle St. Jude Walk/Run to End Childhood Cancer

SAT One of 60 nationwide events to help St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital to save the lives of children battling cancer and other life-threatening diseases, 5K, family activities, participants encouraged to form teams and raise funds to help support mission of St. Jude Hospital, 8:30 a.m. Saturday, Mural Amphitheatre, Seattle Center, Seattle; $10, fundraising/donations suggested (stjude.org/walkrun).

Seattle Walk for Farm Animals

SAT Fundraiser for Farm Sanctuary, walk followed by vegan food, drinks, live music, prizes; dogs and kids welcome, 10 a.m. Saturday, Green Lake Community Center, 7201 E. Green Lake Dr. N., Seattle; $15-$25, ages 17 and younger free (events.walkforfarmanimals.org/index.cfm?fuseaction=donorDrive.event&eventID=685).

Send in the Clowns 5K and Kids’ Dash

SAT Run or walk, dunk tank, games, benefits Room Circus Medical Clowning therapeutic humor at Seattle Children’s Hospital to alleviate stress for children and families, 10 a.m. Saturday, Magnuson Park, 7400 Sand Point Way N.E., Seattle; $35, additional donation/fundraising suggested; Kids Dash $5 (clowns5k.org).

MDA Muscle Walk

SAT Benefit for Muscular Dystrophy Association, 9:30 a.m. Saturday, Woodland Park Zoo, Seattle; fundraising/donations suggested (206-283-2183 or musclewalkmda.org/pugetsound2015).

Tacoma Free to Breathe 5K Run/Walk

SAT 5K run/walk, one mile walk to benefit Free to Breathe lung cancer research and advocacy organization, 8:30 a.m. Saturday, Wright Park, 501 S. I St., Tacoma; $15-$30, suggested fundraising goal $100 (freetobreathe.org/tacoma).

Wine Tasting and Silent Auction

SAT Wine tasting, music, snacks, auction to benefit St. Stephen Housing Association for homeless families with children, 6:30 p.m. Saturday, St. Stephen the Martyr Catholic Church and Parish Hall, 13055 S.E. 192nd St., Renton; $20/advance, $25/at the door (ssha.eventbrite.com).

Duwamish River Chocolate Fest

SEPT. 24 Gourmet chocolate and beer pairings, silent auction, music, to support the Duwamish River Cleanup Coalition/Technical Advisory Group’s Youth Corps, boat tours, habitat restoration, community meetings to promote cleanup of the Duwamish River, 6 p.m. Sept. 24, Fran’s Chocolates, 5900 Airport Way S., Seattle; $15-$20 (duwamishcleanup.org/event/duwamish-river-chocolate-fest).

Charity Golf Championship for Circle of Friends for Mental Health

SEPT. 24 Registration and warm up 11:30 a.m., 1 p.m. shotgun start and scramble format Sept. 24, Jefferson Park Golf Course, 4101 Beacon Ave. S., Seattle; $50-$500 (206-525-0648 or cofmentalhealth.org/).

Outdoor Youth Connections Benefit Gala “A Night to Remember”

PLAN AHEAD Proceeds benefit projects and scholarships engaging youth in the natural outdoors; big band era music, dinner, dancing, auction, 6 p.m. Sept. 25, Edmonds Yacht Club, Edmonds; $75 (outdooryouthconnections.org).

Building the Beloved Community Gala

PLAN AHEAD El Centro de la Raza fundraiser to support children, youth, families and seniors programs; dinner, Roberto Felipe Maestas Legacy Awards and Scholarship presentations, live and silent auction, 5 p.m. Sept. 26, The Westin Seattle; $120-$140 (belovedcommunitygala.org).

End AIDS Walk

PLAN AHEAD 5K run and walk, kid’s activities, music, beermosa garden; supports HIV prevention and care services, 9 a.m. Sept. 26, Volunteer Park, Seattle; $35/runner, free for walkers, fundraising/donations suggested (206-957-1693 or endaidswalk.org).

Walk for Hope

PLAN AHEAD All ages, pet-friendly 5K, survivor recognition, geocaching, Kids Zone, prizes, product sampling, music, supports women’s cancers research at City of Hope, 9 a.m. Sept. 27, Magnuson Park, Seattle; $15-$30 (walk4hope.org).


Bicycle Sunday

SUN Scenic boulevard for cyclists and walkers closed to vehicle traffic, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Sunday, Lake Washington Boulevard from Mount Baker Beach to Seward Park, Seattle (seattle.gov/parks/bicyclesunday).

Cycle the WAVE

SUN Women Against Violence Everywhere (WAVE) Foundationon-competitive ride for women of all ages to raise awareness and funds for victims of domestic violence, 6:30 a.m. Sunday, Bellevue College, 3000 Landerholm Circle S.E., Bellevue; $80-$85 (thewavefoundation.org/cycle-the-wave).

Snohomish Tweed Ride

PLAN AHEAD Ride on Centennial Trail, costume contest of Victorian, Edwardian, steampunk styles, no modern garb, tea, 10 a.m. Sept. 26, Snohomish Senior Center, Snohomish; $15 (historicdowntownsnohomish.org/snoho-tweed-ride.aspx).


Lake Union Boats Afloat Show

FRI-SUN Boats for sale, sailboat rides, 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday-Sunday; Sea Gals visit, noon-2 p.m. Saturday; giveaway of 500 kids’ life jackets Saturday-Sunday, Lake Union Park, 860 Terry Ave. N., Seattle; $12/adults, $5/ages 12-17, ages 11 and younger free; $5/5-7 p.m. Friday only (206-748-0012 or boatsafloatshow.com).


World Dance Party Eastside

SAT Everyone contributes, bring a dish to share, teach dances, volunteering, everyone welcome, 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Old Redmond Schoolhouse Community Center, 16600 N.E. 80th St., Redmond; free (facebook.com/wdpeastside).

Sno-King International Folk Dance Club

SAT Folk dancing, 7 p.m.; 5:30-6:30 p.m. basic skills class Saturdays, Cedar Valley Grange, 20526 52nd Ave. W., Lynnwood; $7 (206-524-7360 or sno-king.org).

Seattle Thrillers rehearsals

SUN Learn the Thriller dance to participate in worldwide event Oct. 24 in Seattle’s Occidental Park., 2 p.m. Sunday, Artspace Hiawatha Lofts, 843 Hiawatha Place S., Seattle; free (seattlethrillers.com).

Mountaineers Folkdance

TUE Informal teaching, no partner necessary, waltz, tango, polka, line dancing, 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Peter Kirk Community Center, 352 Kirkland Ave., Kirkland; $7-$10 (425-746-2328 or mountaineers.org/seattlefokdance).


Fremont Oktoberfest

FRI-SUN Tasting Garden with 100 varieties for 5-oz samples, German pretzels, bratwurst, fair food, 6 p.m.-midnight Friday, 11 a.m.-midnight Saturday, ages 21 and older only; 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Sunday, ages under 21 with adult and dogs welcome Sunday only; Buxom Beer Garden full-liter steins with three varieties; Miss Buxom contest, register 6-7:30 p.m. Friday; Texas Chainsaw Pumpkin Carving, 1 p.m. Sunday; between Phinney Avenue North First Avenue Northwest and First Avenue Northwest and North 35th Street and North Canal Street; entrance at the intersection of Phinney Avenue North and North 35th Street, Seattle; $20-$40; Street Scramble neighborhood scavenger hunt, visit as many checkpoints on a map as you can find on foot in 90 minutes, for all ages, by teams, 10:30 a.m. Sunday, North 35th Street and Phinney Avenut North, Seattle; $5-$25/person (206-633-0422 or fremontoktoberfest.com).

Washington State Fair

FRI-SEPT. 27 Concerts, carnival rides, 4-H animals and displays, vendors, food, concerts, Star Trek: The Exhibition, Beer Haven bar with 60 taps of local craft beers, meet brew masters, 9 a.m.-11 p.m. Friday-Saturday, 9 a.m.-10 p.m. Sunday; 10 a.m. 10 p.m. Monday-Thursday; Fireworks Extravaganza, 10 p.m. Friday; Beer Festivals, sample microbrews, meet brew masters, games, entertainment, noon-4 p.m. Saturday and Sept. 27, $40; Fiestas de las Familias Sunday; Washington State Fair Events Center, 110 Ninth Ave. S.W., Puyallup; $7.50-$12.50; Star Trek: The Exhibition, $8 in addition to fair admission; concert prices vary (253-841-5045 or thefair.com).

Piper’s Orchard Festival of Fruit in Carkeek Park

SAT Friends of Piper’s Orchard celebrate Carkeek Park’s historic orchard, informational presentations, cider pressing and tasting, live music, apple pie contest, activities for kids, guided tours of the historic orchard, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, Carkeek Park Environmental Center, 950 N.W. Carkeek Park Road, Seattle (206-684-8020 or pipersorchard.org).

Sustainable Ballard Festival

SAT All ages garden party, exhibits, things to learn, be inspired and discover ways to live more lightly on the earth, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, Ballard Commons Park, 5701 22nd Ave. N.W., Seattle; free (206-701-7000 or sustainableballard.org/festival).

Seattle Summer Parkways, Ballard

SAT All-ages celebrations on open space on Seattle streets in dozens of community-based activities, live music, puppet shows, skateboard demos, food trucks, bike activities, yoga, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, seven miles of streets closed to traffic with events at locations including Loyal Heights Playfields, Salmon Bay Park, Ballard Commons, Sunset Hill, Seattle (seattle.gov/transportation/summerparkways.htm).

Fiestas Patrias

SAT-SUN Parade with low riders, dancing horses, 11 a.m. Saturday, 14th Avenue South, South Park, Seattle; health fair, entertainment, food vendors, children’s activities, 1-6 p.m. Saturday, South Park Community Center, 8319 Eighth Ave. S., Seattle; Latin American food, children’s activities, visual arts display, health fair, mariachi music, noon-6 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, Seattle Center, Seattle (206-684-7200 or seattlecenter.com).

Rainier Mountain Festival

SAT-SUN Gear sale, climbing seminars, food court, beer garden, Jim Whittaker book signing, music, 9 a.m.-8 p.m. Saturday; gear sale, presentations, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Sunday, Whittaker Mountaineering, 30027 State Route 706 E., Ashford (rainierfestival.com).

Bite of Broadview

PLAN AHEAD Food vendors, entertainment, carnival rides, beer and wine garden, marketplace, a kids’ zone, car show, 5k fun run, 4-10 p.m. Sept. 25, 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Sept. 26, 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Sept. 27, Christ the King Catholic School, 415 North 117th Street, Seattle (biteofbroadview.org).

Kirkland Oktoberfest

PLAN AHEAD Authentic Biergarten with local and German brews, ciders, wine, German music, traditional foods, games, for ages 21 and older only, 4-11 p.m. Sept. 25, 11 a.m.-11 p.m. Sept. 26, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Sept. 27, Marina Park, Kirkland; $10-$15 (oktoberfestkirkland.com).

Everett Fall Home & Gift Show

PLAN AHEAD Hundreds of local businesses provide all the inspiration and information for home related projects, Everett Gift Show vendors, noon-7 p.m. Sept. 25, 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Sept. 26, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sept. 27, Xfinity Arena, 2000 Hewitt Ave., Everett; $7 (425-322-2600 or xfinityarenaeverett.com).

Italian Festival

PLAN AHEAD Music including performances by Mbrascatu, Seattle Mandolin Orchestra, Italian Choir of British Columbia and more, cooking demonstrations hourly, food marketplace, Italian beer and wine, children’s activities, display of classic Italian cars, scooters and motorcycles, grape stomping competition, bocce tournaments, art show, historic photos exhibit, 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Sept. 26-27, free; Taste of Italy wine tasting, antipasti for ages 21 and older, 7 p.m. Sept. 26, $25-$30, Seattle Center, Seattle (206-684-7200 or seattlecenter.com).

Skagit Valley Giant Pumpkin Festival

PLAN AHEAD Giant pumpkin weigh-off; pony rides, toad races, carnival games, harvest food, music, bring giant vegetables, big sunflowers and pumpkins grown by children to display, Sept. 26, Christianson’s Nursery, 15806 Best Road, Mount Vernon; fees for some activities (360-466-3821 or christiansonsnursery.com).

Food events

Lakewood Seward Park Oktoberfest

FRI Brats, beer, music, 6:30 p.m. Friday, Lakewood Seward Park Community Club, 4916 S. Angeline St., Seattle; $15-$20/adults, $10/ages 5-12, ages 4 and younger free (lspcc.org).

Kent Downtown Partnership September Wine Walk

FRI Walk downtown Kent, hosting 12 wineries in 12 downtown shops, 5:30 p.m. Friday, Down Home Catering, 211 First Ave. S., Kent; $25 (253-813-6976 or downtownkentwa.com/wine-walk).

Pancake Breakfast

SAT Pancakes, eggs, sausage, coffee, juice, all ages welcome, proceed support senior center programs, 8 a.m. Saturday, Northshore Senior Center, 10201 E. Riverside Drive, Bothell; $5 (425-487-2441 or northshoreseniorcenter.org).

Happy Tails Wine Walk

SAT Benefit for Homeward Pet Adoption Center, walk through Wine District with samples at 18 wineries, Dog Zone activities and vendors, 1-5 p.m. Saturday, check-in next to Genoa Cellars, 14356 Woodinville Redmond Rd N.E., Woodinville; $25-$45 (homewardpet.org).

Washington Artisan Cheesemakers Festival

PLAN AHEAD Artisan and farmstead cheeses made in Washington, meet the cheesemakers, sample cheeses; beer, wine and food available, 1-5 p.m. Sept. 26, Seattle Design Center, Seattle; $35-$40 (washingtonartisancheese.com).


Fall Plant Sale to Benefit Volunteer Park Conservatory

SAT Sale of plants featured in the Conservatory and specimens from the Conservatory’s collection, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, on the lawn across from Volunteer Park Conservatory, 1400 E. Galer St., Seattle (206-322-4112 or volunteerparkconservatory.org).

Garden Festival

SUN Gardening lectures, educational displays, garden vendor marketplace, children’s activity, food vendors, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday, Point Defiance Park, 5400 N. Pearl St., Tacoma (metroparkstacoma.org/fallgadenfest).


Koi Show

SAT-SUN Washington Koi and Water Garden Society show, raffles, fish sales, 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Sunday, Sky Nursery, 18528 Aurora Ave. N., Shoreline (206-546-4851 or skynursery.com).

Amateur Radio Licensing Class

SAT Two-Saturday radio class is for everyone with little or no radio knowledge to get an amateur radio license to talk around the world on a radio that costs $50; 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday and Sept. 26, PC Center, 2363 N.W. 80th St., Seattle; free, preregister (206-228-9274).

Museum events

Northwest Seaport Chantey Sing

FRI Sea Chanteys and other sea songs, easy to sing for all ages singalong aboard the Historic Steam Ferry Virginia V at Lake Union Park, 8 p.m. Friday, 860 Terry Ave. N., Seattle; free (206-447-9800 or nwseaport.org).

Legacy of Seattle Hip Hop Opening Family Day

SAT Celebrate the opening of The Legacy of Seattle Hip-Hop with activities for all ages, music, dancing, art, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Museum of History & Industry (MOHAI), 860 Terry Ave. N., Seattle; $14-$17, ages 14 and younger free (206-324-1126 or mohai.org).

Rap 101: The Message Behind the Music

SAT Conversation exploring contemporary popular culture, diversity issues, and social justice through the lyrics of rap and hip-hop with Eric Davis, sociology professor at Bellevue College, noon Saturday, Northwest African American Museum, 2300 S. Massachusetts St., Seattle; free (206-518-6000 or naamnw.org/event/rap-10-humanities-wa-presentation-by-eric-davis).

Talk Like a Pirate Day

SAT Talk Like a Pirate Day activities, pirate visit 11 a.m.-2 p.m., free child admission in pirate costume per paying adult, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday, Seattle Children’s Museum, Seattle Center Armory, Seattle; $7.25-$8.25 (206-441-1768 or thechildrensmuseum.org).

50th Birthday Celebration

SAT Museum admission for original price of 50 cents all day, ceremony at noon, scavenger hunt, 1960s throwback costume contest, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, Museum of Flight, 9404 E. Marginal Way S., Seattle; 50 cents (206-764-5720 or museumofflight.org).

FHC Battle of Britain Day

SAT Planes that fought in the skies over Great Britain take to the air at noon, subject to weather conditions, pilot availability, and mechanical condition of the aircraft, 10 a.m. Saturday, Flying Heritage Collection, 3407 109th St. S.W., Everett; free (877-342-3404 or flyingheritage.com).

Family STEM Day: Crash Test Contraptions

SAT Design, build, tinker, and learn together as you explore the world of automobiles and its relation to science, technology, engineering, and math, for families, 11 a.m. Saturday, LeMay — America’s Car Museum, 2702 East D St., Tacoma (253-779-8490 or americascarmuseum.org/event/family-stem-days-2016-05-21).

Bug Blast

SUN See thousands of specimens from the Burke collection, meet live bugs including a honeybee hive, taste buggy treats, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday; live reptile show in conjunction with “Titanoboa: Monster Snake” exhibit, hold snakes, an alligator, lizards and a turtle, 10:30 a.m., noon, 1:30 p.m. Sunday, Burke Museum of Natural History and Culture, University of Washington, Seattle; $7.50-$10 (206-543-5590 or burkemuseum.org).

White River Valley Museum free day

SUN Exhibits on Puget Sound history, Northwest Native culture, Japanese immigration, Northern Pacific Railway; noon-4 p.m. Sunday, White River Valley Museum, 918 H St. S.E., Auburn; free (253-288-7433 or wrvmuseum.org).

Journey to Mars

TUE-SEPT. 27 NASA interactive traveling exhibit on current robotic expeditions to Mars and future human visits, Tuesday-Sept. 27; NASA day with lectures by astronauts and NASA staff Sept. 26, Museum of Flight, 9404 E. Marginal Way S., Seattle; $12-$20 (206-764-5720 or museumofflight.org).

Rebel, Jedi, Princess, Queen: Star Wars and the Power of Costume

ONGOING More than 50 handcrafted costumes from the first six Star Wars films including the mask of Darth Vader, gilded suit of C-3PO, robes of Jedi masters, Imperial Stormtrooper and other uniforms, armor, and royal gowns, with information and activities on the how they were created, through Oct. 4, entrance by timed ticket, EMP Museum, 325 Fifth Ave. N., Seattle; $23-$29 (206-770-2702 or empmuseum.org).

Paddle sports

Vashon Island Raft-Up Festival

SUN Human powered boats including kayaks, canoes, dinghies, rafts with music, food, races and games, benefits Vashon Youth and Family Services, 10 a.m. Sunday, Jensen Point Boat Launch, 8900 S.W. Harbor Drive, Vashon Island; $25 (206-463-5511 or vyfs.org/raftup).

Park events

Fraser Cabin Heritage Program

SAT Hands-on activities that relate to 1880s settler life, agriculture, household tasks, games, Eastside history, 11 a.m. Saturday, Kelsey Creek Farm Park, 410 130th Place S.E., Bellevue; free (425-450-1049 or eastsideheritagecenter.org).

Lincoln Park Evening Walk with the Owls, Ravens and Other Life Forms

SAT Look for and learn about park’s owls, stories of plants and animals, 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Lincoln Park, 8011 Fauntleroy Way S.W., Seattle; $10-$15 (206-932-7225 or stewardshipadventures.com).

Creatures of the Night

SAT Tour on elevated, half-mile nature trail for all ages, 7:30 p.m. Saturday, NW Stream Center, 600 128th St. S.E., Everett; $10, preregistration required (425-316-8592).

Community Kids Day

SAT Entertainment and activities for kids of all ages, games, arts and crafts, storytelling, learning stations hosted bycommunity organizations, educational aspects of gardens, nature and the great outdoors, West Pierce Fire & Rescues engine, Lakewood Police squad car; 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, Lakewold Gardens, 12317 Gravelly Lake Drive, Lakewood; $1 or donation of a toiletry item to benefit the Lakewood Area Shelter Assoc. (253-584-4106 or lakewoldgardens.org/).

Discover Lake Sylvia Fall Festival

SAT Pancake breakfast, trail races, music, kids’ games and races, artists’ market, food vendors, kids’ nature art, local history, family fun run, 7 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Lake Sylvia State Park, 1813 Lake Sylvia Road, Montesano; Discover Pass required for parking, or shuttle service available from parking at Simpson Elementary School (360-789-9953 or FOSLS.org).

Vintage Street Games

SUN Games including hopscotch, jacks, four square, kick the can and more for all ages, music, food vendor, noon-5 p.m. Sunday, intersection of University Street, Union Street and Boylston Avenue, Seattle; free (firsthill.org).

Breakfast for Beavers

SUN Discover signs of beaver dams and where they live near Lewis Creek, ages 12 and older, 1 p.m. Sunday, Lewis Creek Park and Visitor Center, 5808 Lakemont Blvd. S.E., Bellevue; free, no registration needed (425-452-4195).

Seattle Parks and Recreation Open Houses

TUES Meet Parks and Recreation Superintendent Jesus Aguirre and share your ideas for the Parks and Rec system, with children’s activities, food; for locations south of Ship Canal, 5:30-7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Van Asselt Community Center, 2820 S. Myrtle St., Seattle; north of the Ship Canal, 2 p.m. Sept. 26, Northgate Community Center, Seattle (seattle.gov/parks).

Night Hike

PLAN AHEAD Learn about nocturnal species on hike through the woods after dark, ages 5 and older, 7:30 p.m. Sept. 25, Lewis Creek Park and Visitor Center, 5808 Lakemont Blvd. S.E., Bellevue; $2-$3, preregistration required, course 96224 (425-452-4195).

National Parks/State Parks Free Entrance Day

PLAN AHEAD Free entrance to National Parks and State Parks, volunteer events for National Public Lands Day, Sept. 26 (nps.gov/findapark/feefreeparks.htm and publiclandsday.org/about).

Scarecrow Mini Fest

PLAN AHEAD Live music, scavenger hunt, garden games, kids’ activities, rides on a kiddie tractor, scarecrow making, bring scarecrow clothes and a pillowcase for the head, supply the straw and frame materials supplied for $15, scarecrow design contest; 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Sept. 26, Magnuson Community Center, Seattle; free (magnusonnatureprograms.com/?page_id=2006).


Puget Sound Traditional Jazz Society

SUN Dixieland jazz for listening and dancing with Bob Schulz Frisco Jazz Band, 1 p.m. Sunday, Ballard Elks Club, 6411 Seaview Ave. N.W., Seattle; $15 (pstls.org).

Seattle Peace Concerts

SUN Music by local bands, noon-6 p.m. Sunday, Gas Works Park, 2101 N. Northlake Way, Seattle; free, food bank donations suggested (206-706-3035 or seapeace.org).

Ringling Bros. & Barnum and Bailey Present: Built to Amaze

SEPT. 24-27 Performers, animals, All Access Pre-Show one-hour before show time for all ticket-holders to see animals up close, visit with performers, 7 p.m. Sept. 24-25, 11:30 a.m., 3:30 and 7 p.m. Sept. 26, 1 and 5 p.m. Sept. 27, ShoWare Center, 625 West James St., Kent; $10-$72; also Oct. 1-4, Xfinity Arena, Everett (showarecenter.com/).


Choose your Corn Maze Adventure

SAT Find 24 checkpoints on a map, for individuals or groups, 9:15 a.m. Saturday, Bob’s Corn, 10917 Elliott Road, Snohomish; $18 (cascadeoc.org/extevents/2015/mazeadventure).

Run Wild at Northwest Trek

SAT 5K and 8K runs, 5K walk, 8:30 a.m. Saturday, registration 7-7:50 a.m., Northwest Trek Wildlife Park, 11610 Trek Dr. E., Eatonville; $40-$45 includes park admission for the day, shirts while they last (nwtrek.org/run-wild).

Woodinville Wine Country Half Marathon

SAT-SUN Race expo seminars, exhibits, vendors, race packet pickup, 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Saturday, Market Pavilion at Marriott, open to all, free,; race 7 a.m. Sunday, Chateau Ste. Michelle, 14111 N.E. 145th St., Woodinville; $120 (destinationraces.com/runwoodinville/).

Tough Mudder

SAT-SUN Team obstacle course races, proceeds support Wounded Warriors, Mini Mudder one-mile obstacle course for ages 7-12, Saturday-Sunday, Palmer Coking Co., 31407 Third Ave., Black Diamond; $185-$205 $20/spectators (toughmudder.com).

Fremont Oktoberfest 5k

SUN All-ages run for individuals and teams, costume contest, benefits Leukemia & Lymphoma Society; head start for Beer Belly Division men 220 lbs. plus, women 175 lbs. plus; 10 a.m. Sunday, registration opens 8 a.m., North 35th Street and Fremont Avenue North, Seattle; $25-$35 includes finish line beer for ages 21 and older (fremontoktoberfest.com).


PLAN AHEAD Benefits research to cure Fanconi anemia (FA), rare disease that often leads to leukemia, bone marrow failure, 9 a.m. Sept. 26, Renton Community Center, Renton; $15-$30 (thebalancedathlete.com/farf-5k/).

Get Your Rear in Gear 5K Run/Walk

PLAN AHEAD Run/walk to raise funds for local colon cancer awareness efforts with opportunity to honor survivors and those lost to colon cancer in our community, 8:30 a.m. Sept. 26, Marymoor Park, Redmond; $35 (events.getyourrearingear.com/site/TR/Events/General?pg=entry&fr_id=2770).

Choose your Campus Adventure

PLAN AHEAD Find 75 minutes to find up to 24 checkpoints at Shoreline Community College on a map, for individuals and groups, 12:30 p.m. Sept. 27, Shoreline Community College, 16101 Greenwood Ave. N., Shoreline; $11 (cascadeoc.org/extevents/2015/campusadventure).


Fundraiser sale

FRI-SAT New and used items, bake sale to benefit City of Hope cancer research, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Friday-Saturday, Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, 8501 S.E. 40th St., Mercer Island (425-485-5288).

Kent Friends of the Library Book Sale

FRI-SUN Proceeds from this book sale support library programs, books $1 each, multimedia and children’s materials also available; 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday-Saturday, bag sale 1-3 p.m. Sunday, Kent Library, 212 Second Ave. N., Kent (253-859-3330).

NW Glass Pumpkin Patch- Woodinville

SAT Tacoma Glassblowing Studio 2000 handblown glass pumpkins by local glass artists, $35 and up, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Molbak’s, 13625 N.E. 175th St., Woodinville (253-383-3499 or northwestglasspumpkins.com).

Friends of Shoreline Library Book Sale

SAT-SUN Thousands of used books, DVDs, CDs, VHS tapes, books on cassette and CD, kids books, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, bag sale noon-3 p.m. Sunday, Shoreline Library, 345 N.E. 175th St., Shoreline (206-362-7550).

Just Between Friends Kids & Maternity Consignment Sales Event

SEPT. 24-26 New and gently-used children’s and maternity items, clothing, toys, strollers, cribs, sporting goods, 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Sept. 24, $2 admission; 9 a.m.-7 p.m. Sept. 25, 8 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Sept. 26, free admission, Gold Creek Church, 4326 148th St. S.E., Mill Creek (lynnwood.jbfsale.com).


Snohomish Zombie Walk

SAT Zombies gather, 5 p.m. Saturday, Carnegie parking lot, 110 Cedar Ave., walk begins 5:30 p.m., Snohomish; nonperishable food bank donations requested (festivalofpumpkins.org).

Sammamish Valley Fall Harvest Celebration

PLAN AHEAD Celebrate fall and the Sammamish Valley at several locations; farm market, farm tours, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Sept. 25, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sept. 26, 21 Acres, 13701 N.E. 171st St., Woodinville; BarnPlace Farm historic farm tours, sheep, chickens, costume shop, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sept. 25-26, 16708 140th Pl. N.E., Woodinville; Minea Farm cider press, farm market, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sept. 25, 13404 Woodinville-Redmond Road, Redmond; pumpkin patch, sunflower/corn maze, hayrides, goats, alpacas, lavender, Dr. Maze’s Farm, Sept. 25-27, Dr. Maze’s Farm, 15410 N.E. 124th St., Redmond (sammamishvalley.org).

Special interest

Pirate Day at Country Village Shops

SAT Come in yer pirate garb, follow clues on a treasure map to solve the mystery, Pirate Day souvenir T-shirts $3, activities in shops, noon-4 p.m., visit from the Pirates of Treasure Island noon-3 p.m. Saturday, Country Village, 23732 Bothell-Everett Highway, Bothell (425-483-2250 or countryvillagebothell.com).


Metro Employees Historic Vehicle Association (MEHVA)

FRI Trolley buses 3-hour tour of Seattle’s distinctive and varied nightlife neighborhoods; Pioneer Square, Broadway, Lower Queen Anne and the University District, stops for photos and coffee, 7 p.m. Friday, Second Avenue South and South Main Street, Seattle; $5 (mehva.org).

Volunteer Park walking tour

SAT Friends of Seattle’s Olmsted Parks walking tour to share the beauty, nature and history of the Olmsted designed parks legacy in Seattle; 10 a.m. Saturday, meet at the Back Sun sculpture across from Seattle Asian Art Museum, Volunteer Park, 1247 15th Ave. E., Seattle; free (seattleolmsted.org).

Queen Anne: Evolution of an Urban Neighborhood

SAT Seattle Architecture Foundation walking tour of landmark residences, apartments and buildings, 10 a.m. Saturday, Queen Anne Condominiums, 1401 Fifth Ave. W., Seattle; $10-$25 (seattlearchitecture.org).

Purple and Gold Tour

PLAN AHEAD Seattle Architecture Foundation walking tour of campus history and buildings, 11:30 a.m. Sept. 25, University of Washington, Seattle; $15-$25 (seattlearchitecture.org).

Mt. Baker: More Than a View

PLAN AHEAD Seattle Architecture Foundation walking tour of neighborhood architecture and history, 10 a.m. Sept. 26, Mount Baker Community Club, 2811 Mount Rainier Drive S., Seattle; $15-$25 (seattlearchitecture.org/).

Travel events

Travel seminars

SAT Trekking 101, 10 a.m.; wilds of Sri Lanka, 1 p.m. Saturday, Savvy Traveler, 112 Fifth Ave. S., Edmonds; free. by reservation (425-744-6076 or savvytravelerstore.com).