A detailed, categorized calendar of events all over Seattle and Western Washington, Sept. 16-22, 2016.

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Seattle Humane adoption discounts

FRI-SUN Seattle Humane’s Birthday Week, $25 off all adoption fees, 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Friday-Saturday, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Sunday, Seattle Humane Society, 13212 S.E. Eastgate Way, Bellevue (425-641-0080 or seattlehumane.org).

Sea Otter Awareness Weekend

PLAN AHEAD Explore the life of sea otters and how Aquarium biologists care for them with games, story times, diver shows, sea otter feeding and enrichment, 10:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Sept. 24-25, The Seattle Aquarium, 1483 Alaskan Way, Seattle; $16.95-$24.95, ages 3 and younger free (206-386-4300 or seattleaquarium.org).


West Seattle Food Bank A Grand Affair

FRI Roaring Twenties themed music, gaming, wine, beer, snacks, whiskey tasting, auction, cocktail attire or era costumes; proceeds benefit West Seattle Food Bank including Pet Pantry and Bookcase books, 6 p.m. Friday, Westland Distillery, 2931 First Ave. S, Seattle; $75 (206-932-9023 or westseattlefoodbank.org/).

Adventure Race for Parkinson’s

SAT Participants accumulate points by answering clues and completing challenges, post race party, benefits the Northwest Chapter of the American Parkinson Disease Association (APDA), 1 p.m. Saturday, Trident Seafoods, 5303 Shilshole Ave. N.W., Seattle; $45 (206-695-2905 or adventureraceforparkinsons.org).

Round the Rock Stand Up Paddle Charity Race

SAT Stand up paddle (SUP) race, for adults and ages 14+ and ages 7-14, to benefit Hirshberg Foundation for Pancreatic Cancer Research, expo with entertainment, SUP-related exhibits and activities, 7 a.m. Saturday, Newcastle Beach Park, Lake Washington Boulevard Southeast, Bellevue; $55-$85 (206-659-1787 or roundtherock.com).

Hospitality House Walk for the Women

SAT Easy 2-mile walk through downtown Burien for walkers of all ages and well-behaved dogs, 10 a.m. Saturday, Burien Town Square Park, 152nd Street Southwest and Fifth Avenue Southwest, Burien; $20-$25 (hospitalityhousesouthking.org/event/walk-for-the-women-2016/).

Free to Breathe 5K Run/Walk and 1-Mile Walk

SAT 5K run/walk or 1-mile walk, all proceeds support Free to Breathe lung cancer research and advocacy organization, 7:30 a.m. Saturday, Wright Park, 501 S. I St., Tacoma; $20-$35 (freetobreathe.org/pugetsound).

Row For for the Cure

SUN Rowers and paddlers race to raise funds for breast cancer screening, support and research, 6 a.m. Sunday, Pocock Rowing Center, 3320 Fuhrman Ave. E., Seattle; $25-$40, $150 fundraising goal suggested; preregister (rowforthecure.com/find-a-rftc-near-you/).

Cycle the WAVE bike event

SUN The Women Against Violence Everywhere (WAVE) Foundation celebratory and empowering noncompetitive bike ride (and walk) for women of all ages to raise awareness and funds for victims of domestic violence, start times 7-10 a.m. Sunday, Bellevue College, 3000 Landerholm Circle S.E., Bellevue; $40-$95, fundraising suggested (cyclethewave.org).

Mutt Ado About Nothing

SEPT. 22 Hosted by Puget Sound Chapter of Frankie’s Friends, dinner, desserts, auction, proceeds to save lives of pets in the Pacific Northwest, 6 p.m. Sept. 22, Georgetown Ballroom, Seattle; $125 (888-237-6913 or frankiesfriends.donordrive.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=donorDrive.event&eventID=591).

Street Yoga Tea Party

SEPT. 22 Tea party and silent auction fundraiser event to support Street Yoga program for youth overcoming trauma, 6:30 p.m. Sept. 22, Remedy Teas, 345 15th Ave. E., Seattle; $40 (streetyoga.org).

Snohomish County Buddy Walk

PLAN AHEAD National Down Syndrome Society event to promote acceptance and inclusion of people with Down syndrome; walk, music, food trucks, carnival rides, 2-5 p.m. Sept. 24, Harvey Airfield, Snohomish; free, donations/fundraising suggested (dsasc.org).


Moonlight Meander

SAT Cascade Bicycle Club leisurely paced, hilly, 15 mile tour of Seattle, lights required, reflective clothes/vests recommended, 9 p.m. Saturday, Burke Museum of Natural History and Culture, University of Washington, Seattle (cascade.org/node/38521).

Bicycle Sunday

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

Kitsap Color Classic

PLAN AHEAD Cascade Bicycle Club 25, 37, 57 mile scenic routes, proceeds benefit club’s educational and advocacy programs; course open 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Sept. 25, start in Edmonds or Kingston; $15-$45 (cascade.org/rides-major-rides/kitsap-color-classic).


Lake Union Boats Afloat Show

FRI-SUN Floating show of boats of all kinds, sport boats, sailboats, yachts, free power and sail boat rides, sailing lessons, toy boat building for kids, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, Lake Union Park, 860 Terry Ave. N., Seattle; $5-$12, free for ages 12 and younger (boatsafloatshow.com).


Skandia dance

FRI Scandinavian dance lesson, 7:30 p.m., dance to live music, 8:30 p.m. Friday, Cedar Valley Grange, 20526 52nd Ave. W., Lynnwood; $15, kids free (425-954-5262 or skandia-folkdance.org).

Dandiya Night

PLAN AHEAD Dandiya music with DJ, prizes for best dressed, food available for purchase, garba/dandia lessons, proceeds benefit Care for Children to establish schools and other educational infrastructure in India, 7 p.m. Sept. 23, Bellevue College, Bellevue; $15 (tinyurl.com/Bellevuedandiya).


Great Wallingford Wurst Festival

FRI-SAT Street fair with music, food vendors, bouncy house and games for kids, arts and crafts vendors, book fair, beer garden, 4-10 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Saturday, beer garden open until midnight both days, St. Benedict School, 4811 Wallingford Ave. N., Seattle (stbens.net/news-events/wurst-festival/).

Washington State Fair

THRU SEPT. 25 Concerts, carnival rides, 4-H animals and displays including draft horse demonstrations, Piglet Palace, Fair Farm, vendors, food, Timber Gulch pioneer town, Beer Haven with local craft beer, Discover the Dinosaurs exhibit ($6 person), 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Fridays, 9 a.m.-10 p.m. Saturdays, 9 a.m.-9 p.m. Sundays, 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays through Sept. 25, closed Tuesdays; fireworks spectacular, 10 p.m. Fridays; Asia Pacific Cultural Center Day, Saturday; Fiestas Patrias entertainment, Sunday; Superheroes Headquarters, meet Superman and Supergirl, Sept. 14-19; meet Seattle Seahawk Michael Bennett, 6-8 p.m. Sept. 23; Sea Gals performance and calendar signing, 1-2 and 4-5 p.m. Sept. 24; Ultimate Tailgate activities and big-screen TVs, Sept. 25, Washington State Fair Events Center, 110 Ninth Ave. S.W., Puyallup; $9-$12.50 (253-841-5045 or thefair.com).

50 Years of Folk Festival & Anniversary Celebration

SAT Celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the Seattle Folklore Society featuring music, dance, storytelling, singing, craft activities, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, Phinney Neighborhood Center, 6532 Phinney Ave. N., Seattle; free (206-923-8923 or www2.seafolklore.org/wp/events/50-years-of-folk-festival/).

Seattle Fiestas Patrias

SAT-SUN Celebrating the independence of Latin American countries, focus on cuisine with cooking demonstrations, marketplace of foods from Mexico, Columbia and El Salvador, performances of folkloric dances and traditional music from several Latin American countries, dance workshops and demonstrations, participatory dancing, art exhibits, noon-11 p.m. Saturday, noon-6 p.m. Sunday, Seattle Center Armory and Fisher Pavilion, Seattle; also, Fiestas Patrias parade, 11 a.m. Saturday, 12th Avenue South and South Henderson Street to 14th Avenue South, on South Cloverdale Street to Eighth Avenue South, Seattle; music, dancing, children’s activities, health fair, food vendors, 1-6 p.m. Saturday, South Park Community Center, 8319 Eighth Ave. S., Seattle (206-684-7200 or seattlecenter.com or seattlefiestaspatrias.org/).

Fremont Oktoberfest

PLAN AHEAD Tasting Garden to sample 80 microbrews, dirndls and lederhosen encouraged, 5 p.m.-midnight Sept. 23, 11 a.m.-midnight Sept. 24, 10:30 a.m.-6 p.m. Sept. 25; ages 21 and older only Sept. 23-24, all ages Sept. 25, Fremont neighborhood, Seattle; $20-$35 (fremontoktoberfest.com/).

Italian Festival

PLAN AHEAD “From Venice With Love” concert with Italian soprano Giada Valenti and Tony La Stella, 7 p.m. Sept. 23, $35-$100; free concerts, Italian breeds puppy parades, soccer classes, cooking demonstrations, Italian food marketplace, exhibit honoring Italian-American veterans, grape stomping competitions, bocce tournaments, showcase of Italian cars, motorcycles and scooters, noon-7 p.m. Sept. 24, noon-6 p.m. Sept. 25, Seattle Center, Seattle (206-684-7200 or festaseattle.com).

Fishermen’s Fall Festival

PLAN AHEAD Celebrating the return of the North Pacific fishing fleet to the terminal, learn more about seafood with art projects with fishing themes, food vendors, entertainment, wooden boat building, trout pond for children, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Sept. 24, Fishermen’s Terminal, 3919 18th Avenue W., Seattle (fishermensfallfestival.org).

Michelmasse Festival

PLAN AHEAD Theatre, knightly combat, puppetry, crafts, archery, minstrels, food at living history village in England in the year 1376, period costume rental available, noon-5 p.m. Sept. 24-25, Camlann Medieval Village, Carnation; $6-$10 (camlann.org).

West Seattle Summer Parkways

PLAN AHEAD Safe streets to play, streets closed to traffic along Alki Avenue, events including Orca Half Marathon, education and creative art projects with The Seal Sitters, food vendors, children’s games, bike decorating and Kidical Mass kids bike parade with Family Bike Expo, music, Adaptive Bike Exhibition and games with Outdoors For All, Bike Rodeo for kids, Seattle Humane Society MaxMobile on site, Zumba dance fitness lessons, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Sept. 25, Seattle (seattle.gov/transportation/summerpark_westseattle.htm).

Food events


FRI Bratwurst, beer, potato salad, sauerkraut, music by “Happy Hans,” dancing, for all ages, 7 p.m. Friday, Lakewood Seward Park Community Club, 4916 S. Angeline St., Seattle; $10-$20, ages 5 and younger free (lspcc.org/oktoberfest).

Sweet Week

FRI-SUN Bakeries, ice cream shops, chocolatiers and pastry chefs offer $5 bites and samplers to share, through Sunday, Seattle (sweetweekseattle.com).

Pancake Breakfast

SAT Pancakes, eggs, sausage, coffee, tea, juice, all ages welcome, proceeds support services at Northshore Senior Center; 8-11 a.m. Saturday, Northshore Senior Center, 10201 E. Riverside Drive, Bothell; $5 (425-487-2441 or northshoreseniorcenter.org).

Oktoberfest, BIMA Plaza

SAT Locally-brewed beers, German sausages, comedian Manuela Horn, music, ages 21 and older only, 6 p.m. Saturday, Bainbridge Island Museum of Art, 550 Winslow Way East, Bainbridge Island; $75 (206-451-4000 or bimaoktoberfest.bpt.me/).

Introduction to Canning

MON How to preserve food, which crops freeze or dehydrate best and which should be canned or pickled, 7 p.m. Monday, Fairwood Library, 17009 140th Ave. S.E., Renton; free (425-788-0733 or kcls.org).

Pints and Pumpkins

SEPT. 22 Beer, bites, music in the glass pumpkin patch, silent art auction, ages 21 and older only, 5 p.m. Sept. 22, Schack Art Center, 2921 Hoyt Ave., Everett; $20-$25 (425-259-5050 or schack.org/events/pints-pumpkins/).

Kirkland Oktoberfest

PLAN AHEAD Celebration of the harvest season with beer, bratwurst, music, games, contests, costumes, ages 21 and older only, 4-11 p.m. Sept. 23, 11 a.m.-11 p.m. Sept. 24, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Sept. 25, Marina Park, Kirkland; $15-$20 (oktoberfestkirkland.com).

Festival of Fruit

PLAN AHEAD Friends of Piper’s Orchard host apple tasting, orchard tours, music, cider pressing and tasting, kids’ activities, apple pie contest, wildlife habitat tour, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Sept. 24, Carkeek Park, Seattle (pipersorchard.org/).

Washington Artisan Cheesemakers Festival

PLAN AHEAD Cheeses made in Washington, meet the cheesemakers, foods and beverages from local producers available to pair with cheeses; admission includes cheese samples, wine and beer tastes; ages 21 and older only, 1 p.m. Sept. 24, Seattle Design Center, Seattle; $35-$40 (washingtonartisancheese.com).


Beardless Iris Sale

SAT Many varieties of unusual and newer introductions of Siberian Iris, Japanese iris, Louisiana Iris, Spuria Iris, Pacific Coast Iris, expert advice, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Crossroads Bellevue, 15600 N.E. Eighth St., Bellevue (kcis.org).

Hardy Fern Foundation Plant Sale

SAT Fern sale, growing information, 9 a.m. Saturday, Bellevue Botanical Garden, 12001 Main St., Bellevue (425-452-2750 or bellevuebotanical.org/).

Heronswood Plant Sale and Open Garden

SAT Plants from a variety of vendors, lectures, garden tours, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Heronswood, 7530 N.E. 288th St., Kingston (heronswood.com/events/).

Harvest/Halloween events

Jefferson County Farm Tour

SAT-SUN Visit 12 farms Saturday-Sunday, some open both days, some open one day, in Port Townsend, Chimacum and surrounding area, information at Chimacum Corner Farmstand, 9122 Rhody Drive, Chimacum; suggested donation $10/car (extension.wsu.edu/jefferson/agriculture/farm-tour/).

Georgetown Morgue Haunted House

PLAN AHEAD Scary haunts for ages 13 and older, opening weekend Flashlight Fright Nights, 7-11 p.m. Sept. 23-24, $15-$25; hours vary Sept. 30-Oct. 1, Oct. 7-9, 13-16, 20-23, 26-31, 5000 E. Marginal Way S., Seattle; $14-$42 (seattlehaunts.com/georgetown-morgue/home.php).

Skagit Valley Giant Pumpkin Festival

PLAN AHEAD Giant pumpkin weigh-off, pony rides, toad races, carnival games, harvest food, music, talk about bats, display of giant vegetables, big sunflowers, pumpkins grown by children, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Sept. 24, Christianson’s Nursery, 15806 Best Road, Mount Vernon; free admission, fees for some activities (360-466-3821 or christiansonsnursery.com/).


WTA@50: Celebrate and Recreate

SAT Celebrate Washington Trails Association’s 50th anniversary, outdoor activities, beer garden, noon-6 p.m. Saturday, Snoqualmie Point Park, 37580 S.E. Winery Road, I-90 at Exit 27, Snoqualmie; $15 (wta.org/about/50th-tickets).

High Point Logging Hike

PLAN AHEAD Hike to learn about Tiger Mountain’s past, 10 a.m. Sept. 24, Tradition Plateau Trailhead, Issaquah; $7.50-$10, preregister (issaquahhistory.org).


Seattle Mini Maker Faire

SAT-SUN Exhibits, activities, demonstrations, performances, talk that blend art, engineering, science and technology for all ages, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, EMP Museum, 325 Fifth Ave. N., Seattle; $9-$21, EMP admission not included (makerfaireseattle.com).

Gentle Yoga and Walking Meditation in the Arboretum

TUE Gentle exploration of yoga in outdoor environments, for beginners thru advanced practitioners, 9:15 a.m. Tuesday and Sept. 27, Oct. 4, 11, Graham Visitor Center, 2300 Arboretum Dr. East, Seattle; $60 (206-685-8033 or depts.washington.edu/uwbg/education/classes.php).

Outdoor Yoga

WED Outdoor yoga, weather permitting, bring blanket or towel, northwest lawn behind Seattle Asian Art Museum, 8:30 a.m. Wednesday, Volunteer Park, 1247 15th Ave. E., Seattle; free (volunteerparktrust.org/events/).

Learn to play chess

ONGOING Drop in programs, children and teens of all skill levels learn chess, 4:30-5:30 p.m. Tuesdays, High Point Branch Library, 3411 S.W. Raymond St., Seattle (206-684-7454); all ages 7 and older welcome, 2:30-4 p.m. Tuesdays, Rainier Beach Library (206-386-1906); all ages, 5:30-7:30 p.m. Thursdays, Northeast Branch Library (206-684-7539); free.

Koi Show

PLAN AHEAD Washington Koi and Water Society host display by professional and amateur koi fish show, display, sale, auction, 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Sept. 24, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Sept. 25, Sky Nursery, 18528 Aurora Ave. N., Shoreline; free (206-546-4851 or skynursery.com).

Museum events

Northwest Seaport Chantey Sing

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

FHC’s Flying Tanks Day

SAT Vintage warplanes fly, conditions permitting, noon Saturday, Flying Heritage Collection, 3407 109th St. S.W., Everett (877-342-3404 or flyingheritage.com).

Crafts of the Past, Fort Nisqually

SAT-SUN Demonstrations and displays of crafts of the 1800s, photography of the mid-1800s, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, Fort Nisqually Living History Museum, 5400 N. Pearl St., Tacoma; $4-$7, ages 4 and younger free (253-591-5339 or metroparkstacoma.org/fort-nisqually-living-history-museum/).

Bug Blast

SUN Thousands of bug specimens, dead and alive, displays of live bugs, spiders, bees and bugs, activities for all ages, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday, live bug shows to touch, hold and pet arthropods, 10:30 a.m., 12:30 and 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Burke Museum of Natural History and Culture, University of Washington, Seattle; $7.50-$10, ages 4 and younger free (206-543-5590 or burkemuseum.org/calendar/bug-blast).

Duwamish Native Plant Stewardship Day

SUN Presentations on urban gardening and restoring native plants in the Duwamish River area, including walks, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday, Duwamish Longhouse and Cultural Center, 4705 W. Marginal Way S.W., Seattle; free (206-431-1582 or facebook.com/events/1089287014512753/).

Academy of Play

TUE Academy of Play for adults, panel discussion on the role of gender stereotyping of toys play in the development of a child’s skills, 6:30 p.m. Tuesday; simultaneous Academy of Play Kids’ Club for ages 7 and older to build their own toys, 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Museum of History and Industry (MOHAI), 860 Terry Ave. N., Seattle; $8-$10 (206-324-1261 or mohai.org).

25th Anniversary of Nirvana’s “Nevermind”

PLAN AHEAD Gallery tours of “Nirvana: Taking Punk to the Masses,” display of Kurt Cobain’s Sunburst Stratocaster, rare interview and concert footage, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sept. 24, EMP Museum, Seattle; $16-$25, $5 off general admission for visitors wearing Nirvana gear or showing a ticket stub from one of the band’s concerts (206-770-2700 or empmuseum.org).

Park events

Moonwalk and Salmon Bake

FRI Salmon dinner, historical stories, walk down Sequalitchew Creek Trail, 6 p.m. Friday, DuPont City Hall, 1700 Civic Dr., DuPont; $6-$14 (253-312-3273 or dupontwagov.seamlessdocs.com/f/Moonwalk2016).

Bird tours

SAT Guided walk to see resident and migrant birds in park’s varied habitats; bring binoculars if you have them; for ages 8 and older, 8 a.m. Saturday, Discovery Park, 3801 W. Government Way, Seattle; $3 (206-684-4075).

Community Kids Day

SAT Entertainment and activities for kids of all ages, arts and crafts, raffle drawings, learning stations, Fireside Story League, West Pierce Fire & Rescue and Lakewood Police engines and squad car, Tacoma Rainiers’ Mascot Rhubarb, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, Lakewold Gardens, 12317 Gravelly Lake Drive, Lakewood; $1/person or donation of a coloring book or new box of Crayola crayons to benefit Caring for Kids (253-584-4106 or facebook.com/events/1015044541950599/).

Arboretum walk

SUN Walking tour focusing on fruits, nuts, cones and seed pods, 1-2:30 p.m. Sunday, Graham Visitor Center, 2300 Arboretum Dr. East, Seattle; free, no registration necessary (206-543-8800 or uwbotanicgardens.org).

Mercer Slough Night Walk

PLAN AHEAD Explore nature and wildlife adaptations, for families and groups with children ages 6 and older, 7 p.m. Sept. 23, Mercer Slough Environmental Education Center, Bellevue; $15, preregister (206-443-2925 or pacificsciencecenter.org/mercer-slough/night-walks/).

Bird Focus: Raptors and Migration

PLAN AHEAD Walk to learn about park raptors, for ages 10 and older, 8 a.m. Sept. 24, Seward Park Audubon Center, Seattle; $5, preregister (sewardpark.audubon.org/events/bird-focus-raptors-and-migration).

Geology of Seward Park Nature Walk

PLAN AHEAD Walk to learn about geology, earthquake faults, glaciers and volcanoes, for ages 6 and older, 11 a.m. Sept. 24, Seward Park Audubon Center, Seattle; $5 preregister (sewardpark.audubon.org/events/geology-seward-park-guided-nature-walk).

National Park/State Park Free Entrance Day

PLAN AHEAD National Park Service turns 100 years old in 2016; free admission, National Public Lands Day, Sept. 24 (nps.gov/findapark/feefreeparks.htm); and all state parks (parks.wa.gov).


Edmonds Community College 50th Anniversary Event

FRI Edmonds Community College commemorates its 50-year commitment to student success with live music through the decades, refreshments, food trucks; all welcome, 4-9 p.m. Friday, EdCC’s Triton Field, 20000 68th Ave. W., Lynnwood; free (edcc.edu/50).

Latin Music

FRI Coco Loco, 7:30 p.m. Friday, Third Place Commons, 17171 Bothell Way N.E., Lake Forest Park; free (thirdplacecommons.org/calendar/).

Concert at the Locks

SAT Ballard Civic Orchestra celebrating Hispanic cultural heritage, 2 p.m. Saturday, Hiram M. Chittenden Locks, 3015 N.W. 54th St., Seattle; free (206-764-3742 or www.nws.usace.army.mil/Missions/Civil-Works/Locks-and-Dams/Chittenden-Locks/Calendar-of-Events/).

Cultural Arts Series

SAT Northwest Folklife hosts performances for all ages; Bailadores de Bronce Mexican folkloric dance group, 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Crossroads Bellevue, 15600 N.E. Eighth St., Bellevue; free (crossroadsbellevue.com/).

Seattle Peace Concert

SUN Music by local bands playing for peace, noon-6 p.m. Sunday, Gas Works Park, 2101 N. Northlake Way, Seattle; free, nonperishable food bank donations requested (seapeace.org).

Puget Sound Traditional Jazz Society

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

Japanese Fashion Show

SUN Innovative designs by fashion students from Tokyo, 1 and 3 p.m. Sunday, Broadway Performance Hall, 1625 Broadway, Seattle Central College, Seattle; free, by reservation (facebook.com/USA-InternationalInc-Homestay-company-1630759853808391).


Run Wild

SAT Run on forested paths, 5K or 8K runs, 5K walk; proceeds support NW Trek conservation efforts; check in opens 7 a.m. Saturday, Northwest Trek Wildlife Park, 11610 Trek Dr. E., Eatonville; $50-$60 includes park admission (nwtrek.org).


Kent Friends of the Library book sale

FRI-SUN Proceeds support library programs; 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday-Saturday, 1-3 p.m. Sunday, Kent Library, 212 Second Ave. N., Kent (253-859-3330 or kcls.org).

Sewing and Quilting Rummage Sale

SAT Fabric, books, magazines, notions, bargains; proceeds benefit Stone Soup Quilting Ministry of North Seattle Friends Church providing quilts as gifts of comfort to patients of Seattle Cancer Care Alliance; 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, North Seattle Friends Church, 7740 24th Ave. N.E., Seattle (206-525-8800 or northseattlefriends.org/quilt-rummage-sale/).

Glass Pumpkin Patch

SAT Many varieties and sizes of handblown glass pumpkins by local artists, $20-$95, 9 a.m.- 3 p.m. Saturday, Molbak’s, 13625 N.E. 175th St., Woodinville (northwestglasspumpkins.com).

Pirate Day

SAT Follow a treasure map, meet Pirates of Treasure Island, costumes encouraged, noon-4 p.m. Saturday, Country Village, 23718 Bothell-Everett Highway, Bothell (countryvillagebothell.com).

World Language Book Sale

SAT Books in Russian, Chinese, Japanese, Spanish and more, prices start at 25 cents, proceeds support library programs, 10 a.m. Saturday, Redmond Library, 15990 N.E. 85th St., Redmond (425-885-1861 or kcls.org).

Friends of Sammamish Library book sale

SAT-SUN Book bargains to benefit library programs, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, 1-5 p.m. Sunday, Sammamish Library, 825 228th Ave. N.E., Sammamish (425-392-3130 or kcls.org).

Rare and Collectible Book Sale

SEPT. 22-24 Bellevue Friends of the Library host sale of 1,000 titles, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sept. 22-24, Bellevue King County Library, 1111 110th Ave. N.E., Bellevue (425-450-1765).


Watch the Seahawks at the library

SUN Watch the Seattle Seahawks play the L.A. Rams on the big screen, 1 p.m. Sunday, Shoreline Library, 345 N.E. 175th St., Shoreline; free (206-362-7550 or kcls.org).

Special interest

PARK(ing) Day Plus+

FRI-SAT Seattleites temporarily turn on-street parking spaces into public places to raise awareness about the importance of a walkable, livable, healthy city and helps people rethink how our streets can be used, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Friday-Saturday, various locations, Seattle; free (designinpublic.org/event/parking-day-plus/).

Seattle Design Festival Conference

SAT Conference during Seattle Design Festival (September 10-23) to examine in-depth the theme, Design Change with workshops, panels, films, lectures, and installations by community organizations that lead to new ways of thinking, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, Seattle Central Library, 1000 Fourth Ave., Seattle; free (designinpublic.org/event/conference/).

ZombieFest Northwest Disaster Preparedness

SAT Hundreds of Zombies of all ages gather to celebrate the beginning of the haunting and holiday seasons and to increase awareness about emergency & disaster preparedness; zombie makeup, costume contest, activities for kids, charity beer/wine garden, music and dancing, info and demonstrations for disaster preparedness, 2 p.m. Saturday, Normandy Park Town Center, 19803 First Ave. S., Normandy Park; free (zombiefestnorthwest.com).

Burien Community Wellness Fair

SAT Health and wellness for mind, body and spirit, free health screenings, samples, physical fitness information, CrossFit Throwdown competition, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, Burien Town Square Park, 152nd Street Southwest and Fifth Avenue Southwest, Burien (206-433-2882 or discoverburien.org).

Southwest Stories

SUN Local history lecture, former Mayor Greg Nickels discusses “Taking the City by Storm: Reminiscences of West Seattle’s First (and only) Big City Mayor,” 2 p.m. Sunday, West Seattle Branch Library, 2306 42nd Ave. S.W., Seattle; free (206-733-7444 or spl.org).

Kvinnor Kan! Women Can!

TUE Honoring Kathleen Taylor for her leadership of the local chapter of the ACLU working for values held in common with citizens of Nordic countries, 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Swedish Club, Seattle; $35, preregistration required (206-283-1090 or swedishclubnw.org).


Heritage Home Tour

SAT Tour the 1926 Perkins/Haworth/Grace Estate and its extensive gardens, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday on the half-hour by shuttle from the museum, Shoreline Historical Museum, 18501 Linden Ave. N., Shoreline; $25, advance purchase recommended, space limited (206-542-7111 or shorelinehistoricalmuseum.org).

Adventures in Forest Ecology

SAT Discover biodiversity and habitat in young forests of the Cedar River watershed; hikes of moderate intensity through brushy terrain steep slopes, 9 a.m. Saturday, Cedar River Watershed Education Center, North Bend; $15 (206-733-9421 or seattle.gov/util/EnvironmentConservation/OurWatersheds/CedarRiverWatershed/ProgramsTours/index.htm).

Twilight Towns of the Watershed: Cedar Falls

SUN Walking tour of town founded in 1901 to bring water and light to the people of Seattle; 1 p.m. Sunday, Cedar River Watershed Education Center, 1 North Bend; $10 (206-733-9421 or seattle.gov/util/EnvironmentConservation/OurWatersheds/CedarRiverWatershed/ProgramsTours/index.htm).

Seattle Public Library Special Collections Tour

SEPT. 22 See Seattle Room library Special Collections; explore the history of food and drink in Seattle with menus, cookbooks, restaurants, 10:30 a.m. Sept. 22, Seattle Central Library, 1000 Fourth Ave., Seattle; free, preregistration required (206-386-4636 or spl.org).


Volunteer Park Fall Restoration Day

SUN All welcome to help with planting, weeding, clearing garden beds, gloves and tools provided, no gardening experience necessary, 10 a.m. Sunday, Volunteer Park, 1247 15th Ave. E., Seattle (volunteerparktrust.org/).