A detailed, categorized calendar of events all over Seattle and Western Washington, Nov. 13-19, 2015.

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Animal events

“Oldies But Goodies” pet adoption discount

ONGOING Reduced adoption fees on all cats and dogs over the age of 8, noon-6 p.m. Wednesdays-Sundays through Nov., Homeward Pet Adoption Center, 13132 N.E. 177th Place, Woodinville (425-488-4444 or homewardpet.org).


Vasa Park Christmas Craft Show

FRI-SAT Holiday setting, crafts by 85 vendors, 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, Vasa Park Resort & Ballroom, 3560 W. Lake Sammamish Parkway S.E., Bellevue; free (countrycreation.blogspot.com).

White Center Library Holiday Bazaar and Book Sale

FRI-SAT Sale of gently used, vintage and collectible items and books to benefit library programs, 11 a.m. Friday-Saturday, White Center Library, 11220 16th S.W., Seattle (206-243-0233 or kcls.org).

Best of the Northwest

FRI-SUN Arts and crafts by 82 artists, food truck, kids’ art table, noon-8 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday, Hanger 30, Magnuson Park, 6310 N.E. 74th St., Seattle; $5-$8; admission free 4-8 p.m. Friday (nwartalliance.org).

Holiday Boutique Craft Show

FRI-SUN Arts and crafts including holiday décor, pottery, jewelry, candles, gourmet foods, dog treats; 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Friday-Saturday, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Sunday, I.U.O.E. Union Hall, 18701 120th Ave. N.E., Bothell (206-909-4051).

Christmas in November

SAT Lake City Emblem Club #189 crafts, Christmas items, raffles, baked goods, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Lake City Elks Club, 14540 Bothell Way N.E., Seattle (206-300-8243).

Fall Bazaar, Bryn Mawr

SAT Bazaar with Seahawk NFL logo items, handmade crafts, holiday items, bake sale, lunch, raffles, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Bryn Mawr United Methodist Church, 8016 S. 116th St., Seattle (206-772-0880).

Christmas Bazaar

SAT 40 local artists and vendors, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Cedar Park Christian School, 17931 64th Ave. W., Lynnwood (425-742-9518 or facebook.com/events/1477379652574730).

Edmonds Localvore Community, Swag, and Shopping Event

SAT Zinc Art + Interiors, Rogue boutique, The Refinery Salon, Walnut Street Coffee, and Scratch distillery host trunk shows, product demos, bites, tastings, special deals, prizes, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday, downtown Edmonds (facebook.com/EdmondsLocalvore/?fref=ts).

Novemberfest Bazaar

SAT Crafts, bake sale, lunch available, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, Lutheran Church of the Cross, 23810 112th Ave. S.E., Kent (lutheranchurchofthecross.net/calendar).

Nordic Fest

SAT Daughters of Norway host event celebrating Nordic culture with music, heritage, food, vendors, 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Saturday, South Whidbey High School, 5675 Maxwelton Road, Langley; $1 (425-750-6124).

Latvian Center Christmas Bazaar

SAT-SUN Christmas specialty foods, ethnic Latvian foods, decorative pillows, dolls, knitted articles, stuffed toys, jewelry, ceramics, hot meals, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, noon-4 p.m. Sunday, Latvian Cultural Center, 11710 Third Ave. N.E., Seattle (seattlelatviancenter.com).

Russian Bazaar

SAT-SUN Russian food including piroshki, borscht, dine in or take out, pastries, entertainment, craft vendors in vintage 1925 vintage ballroom, noon-5 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, Russian Community Center, 704 19th Ave. E., Seattle (206-323-3877 or russiancommunitycenterseattle.org).

Goodwill Glitter Sale

SAT-SUN Designer, vintage clothing, jewelry, accessories; no fitting rooms available, shoppers admitted by numbered wristbands, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, passes handed out starting approximately 7:45 a.m., Seattle Goodwill, 1400 S. Lane St., Seattle (seattlegoodwill.org).

Native Art Mart

SAT-SUN Clothing, jewelry, woodworking, drums, art prints by Native American artists representing many styles and tribes, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, salmon lunch available, Native American dance performance, 1 p.m.; Daybreak Star Indian Cultural Center, Discovery Park, 5011 Bernie Whitebear Way, Seattle (unitedindians.org/arts-culture/indian-art-mart/).

Holiday Gift Fest

SAT-SUN Variety of vendors, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, Emerald Downs, 2300 Emerald Downs Drive, Auburn; admission $3 or free with nonperishable food bank donation; free for ages 17 and younger (253-288-7700 or emeralddowns.com).

Hassle Free Holiday Bazaar

PLAN AHEAD 100 vendors, food, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Nov. 20, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Nov. 21, Renton Community Center, 1715 Maple Valley Highway, Renton (425-430-6700 or rentonwa.gov/living).

Holiday Bazaar to benefit rescued horses

PLAN AHEAD Shopping, tack sale, Santa Pony, hot lunch available, silent auction, proceeds benefit Northwest Equine Stewardship Center help for abused and neglected horses; 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Nov. 21, First Baptist Church, 17922 149th St. S.E., Monroe (nwesc.org).


Junior League of Seattle Bachelor Auction

FRI Junior League of Seattle auctions local bachelors with date packages to raise funds for JLS’ community initiatives and volunteer training, 6:30 p.m. Friday, Metropolist, 2931 First Ave. S., Seattle; $55-$75 (jrleagueseattle.org/?nd=bachelorauction2015).

Snohomish Garden Club Auction

SAT Fundraising auction, beverages and snacks available, 6 p.m. Saturday, Snohomish Senior Center, 506 Fourth St., Snohomish; free (snohomishgardenclub.wildapricot.org).

Seattle Festival of Trees

PLAN AHEAD Display of ornately decorated Christmas trees, each with photo and story of Seattle Children’s patient, on display Nov. 21-Dec. 2, free; dinner and auction to support Seattle Children’s Autism Center and Uncompensated Care at Seattle Children’s Hospital, 5 p.m. Nov. 21, $175-$200; auction after party, 9:30-11:30 p.m. Nov. 21, $50; Festival of Trees Celebration with entertainment, Christmas stories, lighting of the grand lobby tree, Seattle Children’s patients, friends and family, sale of holiday items, photos with Santa, 1-4 p.m. Nov. 22, Fairmont Olympic Hotel, 411 University St., Seattle (seattlefestivaloftrees.com).

Pie Party for Food Justice

PLAN AHEAD Sweet and savory pies from local bakers, beer/wine/cider/artisan nonalcoholic beverages, food advocacy stories to support Northwest Farm Bill Action Group’s food justice advocacy and education work, 5 p.m. Nov. 21, Union Cultural Center, 803 S. King St., Seattle; $20 suggested donation (nwfoodfight.org/blog/pie-party-for-food-justice).

Turkey Trot 5K and Fun Walk

PLAN AHEAD Run or walk for individuals or teams of 4 or more, music, proceeds benefit Hopelink, serving homeless and low-income families in King County, 10 a.m. Nov. 22, Marina Park, Kirkland; $30-$40 (425-897-3703 or hope-link.org).


Sno-King International Folk Dance Club

SAT Folk dancing, dance lesson; 7 p.m. Saturday, Cedar Valley Grange, 20526 52nd Ave. W., Lynnwood; $7 (206-524-7360 or sno-king.org).

Puddletown Squares Introductory Square Dance

NOV. 19 All welcome, singles or couples, to introduction to square dancing with Puddletown Squares LGBT square dancing club, 7 p.m. Nov. 19, St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church, 111 N.E. 80th St., Seattle; free (puddletownsquares.org).

Food events

Beer Wars: PNA Beer Taste

SAT Tastes from a selection of 30 Northwest breweries, snacks, music, silent auction, 7 p.m. Saturday, Phinney Neighborhood Center, 6532 Phinney Ave. N., Seattle; $10-$35 (206-783-2244 or phinneycenter.org/beer/).

A Taste of the Holidays & Wine Walk

SAT Holiday shopping and decorations, Santa’s live reindeer, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; wine walk benefiting the Northshore Schools Foundation, bring your own glass, 6 p.m. Saturday, Country Village, 23718 Bothell-Everett Highway, Bothell; $20-$30 (425-408-7680 or northshoreschoolsfoundation.org/taste-of-the-holidays).

Thanksgiving potluck

NOV. 19 All ages invited to bring a dish to share from their Thanksgiving or harvest festival tradition, with crafts, story time and games for kids, 6-7:30 p.m. Nov. 19, Seattle Public Library Lake City Branch, 12501 28th Ave. N.E., Seattle (206-684-7518).

Beaujolais Nouveau Wine Festival

PLAN AHEAD Celebration of French wine, spirits and cuisine with premium vintages, buffet, raffle for airfare to Europe, silent auction, 7 p.m. Nov. 20, Columbia Tower Club, Seattle; $25-$150 (206- 443-4703 or beaujolaisnouveau.wordpress.com/).

Kirkland Wine Walk

PLAN AHEAD Samples by local wineries at Kirkland businesses, includes 10 tastes, 5 p.m. Nov. 20, Kirkland; $25-$30 (kirklanddowntown.org/kirkland-wine-walk/).



SAT Learn about hellebore varieties to grow in the garden, winter containers and indoors, 10 a.m. Saturday; see dwarf conifers in a variety of sizes, textures, colors, and learn how to choose and care for them, 1 p.m. Saturday, Sunnyside Nursery, 3915 Sunnyside Blvd., Marysville; free (425-334-2002 or sunnysidenursery.net/classes/).

Christianson’s Nursery Conifer Walk

SAT Casual tour to learn about conifers in the nursery’s display gardens and at adjoining La Conner Flats; wear shoes suitable for mud, 1 p.m. Saturday, Christianson’s Nursery, 15806 Best Road, Mount Vernon; free, preregister (360-466-3821 or christiansonsnursery.com/whats-happening/classes-events/).

Wit & Wisdom from the Garden: Author Event to Benefit Heronswood Garden

SAT Panel discussion with Pacific Northwest garden writers Ciscoe Morris, Valerie Easton, Lucy Hardiman and Thomas Hobbs, moderated by Terry Tazioli, host of public TV’s “Well Read,” 2 p.m. Saturday, S’Klallam Tribal Center, 31912 Little Boston Rd. N.E., Kingston; $25-$50 (heronswoodgarden.org/events/).


Quilt, Craft and Sewing Festival

FRI-SAT Sewing, quilting, needle-art, knitting, rubber-stamping, scrapbooking and creative arts tool and supplies vendors, workshops, seminars, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Washington State Fair Events Center, 110 Ninth Ave. S.W., Puyallup; $10 (253-841-5045 or quiltcraftsew.com).

Gem Faire

FRI-SUN Display and sale of gems, jewelry, beads, crystals, minerals, gold and silver, jewelry cleaning and repair available, noon-6 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday, Washington State Fair Events Center, 110 Ninth Ave. S.W., Puyallup; $7, ages 12 and younger free (253-841-5045 or gemfaire.com).

Boeing Employees Model Railroad Club Swap Meet

SAT Swap meet and show with 200 tables of model railroad items of all scales, working test track, books, apparel, railroad collectibles, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Kent Commons, 525 Fourth Ave. N., Kent; $8 (bemrrc.com).

Meeker Mansion Psychic Fair

SAT Find out about the future or learn from the past, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, Meeker Mansion, 312 Spring Street, Puyallup; $5/admission, readers’ fees vary (253-848-1770 or meekermansion.org).

Great Train Show

SAT-SUN Display of operating model train layouts in different scales and gauges, vendors, model train appraisal, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, Washington State Fair Events Center, 110 Ninth Ave. S.W., Puyallup; $9, ages 11 and younger free (253-841-5045 or greattrainexpo.com).

Antique Doll & Toy Market

SUN Dolls, teddy bears, toys, accessories, miniatures by 50 vendors, doll repair experts available, 11 a.m. Sunday, free verbal appraisals after 1:30 p.m., Red Lion Bellevue Inn, 11211 N.E. Main St., Bellevue; $7 (facebook.com/Antique-Doll-Toy-Market-436495419823733/).

Holiday events

Swanson’s Reindeer Festival

SAT-SUN Opening Weekend Family Event, see Santa’s reindeer Dasher and Blitzen and Curley the camel, activities for all ages, food trucks, live music, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday-Sunday; Dasher, Blitzen and Curley on display, feedings at 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. daily, model train village, music on weekends, sale of Christmas trees, poinsettias and seasonal plants, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. daily through Dec. 24, Swansons Nursery, 9701 15th Ave. N.W., Seattle (206-782-2543 or swansonsnursery.com).

Gingerbread House Day & Workshops

PLAN AHEAD Gingerbread house workshops, create a festive house to take home or enter it in Gingerbread House contest, all ages welcome; 11 a.m., 1 and 3 p.m. Nov. 21, Country Village, 23718 Bothell-Everett Highway, Bothell; $35-$40 includes supplies (425-483-2250 or countryvillagebothell.com/gingerbread-house-day-0).


PLAN AHEAD Nordic Christmas celebrationwith craft sale, traditional Scandinavian Christmas food and drinks, music and dancing, visit from Santa, raffle prizes, silent auction, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Nov. 21-22, Nordic Heritage Museum, 3014 N.W. 67th St., Seattle; $5, children admitted free (nordicmuseum.org/events.aspx#Yulefest).

Museum events

Northwest Seaport Chantey Sing

FRI Sea songs easy singalong for all ages, 8 p.m. Friday, Virginia V Steamer, 860 Terry Ave. N., Suite 223, Seattle; free (206-447-9800 or nwseaport.org).

Meet the Mammals

SAT Discover diversity of mammals, see, touch and learn about hundreds of mammals from the museum’s collection, activities include meeting Griff the Llama, games, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, take a photo with UW Husky mascot Dubs, 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Burke Museum of Natural History and Culture, University of Washington, Seattle; $7.50-$10, ages 4 and younger and UW students, faculty and staff free (206-543-7907 or burkemuseum.org/).

Take Action Saturday: Food for Good

SAT Information about Heifer International, Solid Ground and Rainier Valley Food Bank, working on solutions to end hunger and how to help, with activities, tours, exhibits, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Visitor Center, 440 Fifth Ave. N., Seattle; free (206-709-3100 or gatesfoundation.org/Visitor-Center).

Hip-Hop History Month

SAT Seattle Hip-Hop History Month celebration with DJ, 1-4:30 p.m. Saturday; History Cafe on early Seattle jazz pioneer Frank D. Waldron, 6:30 p.m. Nov. 19, free, museum admission not included; Museum of History & Industry (MOHAI), 860 Terry Ave. N., Seattle; $14-$17, ages 14 and younger free (206-324-1126 or mohai.org).

Military Family Night

SAT Free admission for active, reservist, retired military, ID required, 5:30 p.m. Saturday, Imagine Children’s Museum, 1502 Wall St., Everett; free (425-258-1006 or imaginecm.org).

Langley Whale Center Grand Opening

SAT Speakers, book signings, music, information, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday; regular hours 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Thursdays through Sundays, Langley Whale Center, 115 Anthes Ave., Langley (orcanetwork.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).

Park events

Night Walk at Mercer Slough

FRI Learn about nocturnal creatures, walk in the forest, for families with children ages 6 and older, 7 p.m. Friday, Mercer Slough Environmental Education Center, 1625 118th Ave. S.E., Bellevue; $10, preregister (206-443-2925).

Seward Park Audubon Center

SAT Walk for ages 10 through adults to learn about local birds in winter, 8-11 a.m., binoculars provided, no registration required; habitat restoration, all ages welcome, tools gloves, snacks provided, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, preregister; Seward Park Audubon, 5902 Lake Washington Blvd. S., Seattle (206-652-2444 or sewardpark.audubon.org).

Planetarium Show “Cosmic Clouds”

SAT Astronomer describes journey to explore the colorful clouds in space and learn about their violent beginnings and mysteries they hide, 7 p.m. Saturday; Special Kids Show at 6 p.m.; if the sky is clear, astronomers will be on hand with telescopes for public star and planet gazing afterward; Battle Point Astronomical Association, Battle Point Park, 11299 Arrow Point Drive N.E., Bainbridge Island; $2 (206-842-9152 or bpastro.org).

Arboretum walk

SUN Walk to learn about forest ecosystems and how they work, the Arboretum’s collection of plants and how they fit into our forests, 1 p.m. Sunday, Graham Visitor Center, 2300 Arboretum Dr. East, Seattle; free (206-543-8800 or uwbotanicgardens.org).


Arts Gumbo: Plains Cultures

FRI-SAT Film, Sherman Alexie’s “Smoke Signals,” 7 p.m. Friday, $5; Native visual artist and chef demonstrations with food samples, 6 p.m., Southern Express Drum & Powwow Dancers performance and participatory dance workshop, 7 p.m. Saturday, $5-$15 in advance or at the door, Rainier Valley Cultural Center, 3515 S. Alaska St., Seattle (206-760-4285 or rainiervalleyculturalcenter.org).

Family Concert

SAT Brian Vogan & his Good Buddies music incorporating many styles in kid-friendly songs, kids are welcome to jump on trampolines during the show, 2 p.m. Saturday, Springfree Trampoline, 1875 N.W. Poplar Way, Issaquah; free (425-654-1306).

Special interest

Lake City Library 50th Anniversary

SAT Slideshow of branch’s history, 1960s-themed crafts for kids, entertainment, cake, lemonade, meet City Librarian Marcellus Turner, noon-3 p.m.; history talk, 12:30 p.m., 1965 fashion show, 1 p.m. Saturday, Lake City Library, 12501 28th Ave. N.E., Seattle (206-684-7518).

Now & Then: Paul Dorpat and Jean Sherrard

SAT Redmond Historical Society hosts Seattle historian Paul Dorpat and photographer Jean Sherrad, sharing favorites from their weekly “Now and Then” column in The Seattle Times, 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Old Redmond Schoolhouse Community Center, 16600 N.E. 80th St., Redmond; free (425-885-2919 or redmondhistoricalsociety.org).

Changing Seattle: Perspectives on a Dynamic City

TUE Historic Seattle hosts conversation with speakers discussing how our city is changing, and how place plays into the equation, 7 p.m. Tuesday, Southside Commons, 3518 S. Edmunds St., Seattle; $5 (206-622-6952 or historicseattle.org/event/changingseattle/).

Travel events

Walking Adventures

SAT Ten travel tips seminar, 3 p.m.; presentation on 2016 Walking Adventure tours, 4:15 p.m. Saturday, Mercer Island Community & Event Center, 8236 S.E. 24th St., Mercer Island; free, preregister (walkingadventures.com).

Travel seminars

SAT Peru, 10 a.m., southern Italy and Sicily, 1 p.m. Saturday, Savvy Traveler, 112 Fifth Ave. S., Edmonds; free, by reservation (425-744-6076 or savvytraveleredmonds.com/).

Wine Trails of the Southern Hemisphere

NOV. 19 Travel experts on travel and scenery of wine regions in Australia, New Zealand, Chile, Argentina, and South Africa, wine available for purchase, camp fire on patio with s’more fixings, 5:30 p.m. Nov. 19, The Adventure Hub & Winery, 2960 Fourth Ave. S., Seattle; free (206-650-5795 or evergreenescapesintl.com/events/adventure-travel-series-wine-trails-of-the-southern-hemisphere/).


Cougar/Squak Corridor Park Trail Walk

SUN Volkssport 14K (8.7 miles), 10K (6.2 miles) or 5K walk on new, wooded trail to view of Mount Rainier, start anytime 8:30 a.m.-noon, finish by 4 p.m. Sunday, Cougar/Squak Corridor Park, 10610 Renton-Issaquah Road S.E., Issaquah; free (esva.org).