A detailed, categorized calendar of events all over Seattle and Western Washington, Sept. 23-29, 2016.

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Animal events

Fall Rat Show

SAT RatsPacNW pet rat show, vendors, rats for adoption, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Stokes Auction Acres, 8398 Spring Creek Road S.E., Port Orchard; $2 (360-876-0236 or ratspacnw.org/events/fallshow).

Sea Otter Awareness Weekend

SAT-SUN Explore the life of sea otters and how Aquarium biologists care for them, games, story times, diver shows, sea otter feeding and enrichment demonstration, 10:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, Seattle Aquarium, 1483 Alaskan Way, Pier 59, Seattle; $16.95-$24.95, ages 3 and younger free (206-386-4300 or seattleaquarium.org).

Auto events

HAWKtoberfest Car Show

SAT Kent Downtown Partnership celebration and car show cheers on the Seattle Seahawks with display of team-themed vehicles, kids’ activities, DJ, kids’ activities, Wilson the Pony Seahawks mascot, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, Meeker Street between First and Fourth Avenues, Kent; free (253-813-6976 or downtownkentwa.com/events/2016/9/24/hawktoberfest-2).

Take a Spin

SAT Rides in vehicles from the ACM Collection, vehicles vary, selection from antiques and prewar classics to the 1950s, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, LeMay — America’s Car Museum, 2702 East D St., Tacoma; free (253-779-8490 or americascarmuseum.org/event/take-a-spin-4/).

Snohomish Classic Car and Hot Rod Display

SUN Hundreds of vintage and classic cars and hot rods expected, food trucks, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday, downtown Snohomish, Second Street and Avenue D, Snohomish; free for spectators, $25 to participate (cityofsnohomish.com).


WestSide Baby Cocktail Benefit Fall Masquerade

FRI Masquerade cocktail benefit, music, cocktails, snacks, inspiration to benefit local families in need, 7 p.m. Friday, Emerald City Trapeze Arts, 2702 Sixth Ave. S., Seattle; $45 (206-767-1662 or wsbaby.ejoinme.org/wsbcocktailparty2016).

Autism Speaks Puget Sound Walk

SAT One mile walk to raise awareness and funds for autism science and advocacy, resource fair, kids’ zone, 9 a.m. Saturday, Seattle Center, Seattle; free, donations/fundraising suggested (autismspeakswalk.org).

Building the Beloved Community Gala

SAT El Centro de la Raza fundraiser to support youth, families and seniors programs, dinner, Roberto Felipe Maestas Legacy Awards and Scholarship presentations, auction, 5 p.m. Saturday, The Westin Seattle, Seattle; $150 (206-957-4649 or elcentrodelaraza.org/events/event/building-the-beloved-community-gala).

End AIDS Walk

SAT 30th anniversary of the End AIDS Walk in Seattle, 5K walk and run, beer and mimosa garden, local celebrities, music, funds support HIV prevention and care services, 9:30 a.m. Saturday, Volunteer Park, 1247 15th Ave. E., Seattle; walk free, run $35, donations/fundraising suggested (endaidswalk.org).

Snohomish County Buddy Walk

SAT National Down Syndrome Society event to promote acceptance and inclusion of all people with Down syndrome; walk, music, food trucks, carnival rides, motorcycle and plane displays, 2-5 p.m. Saturday, Harvey Airfield, 9900 Airport Way, Snohomish; free donations/fundraising suggested (dsasc.org).

Run of Hope Seattle

SUN 5K run and 3K walk to support pediatric brain tumor research at Seattle Children’s Hospital, 10 a.m. Sunday, Seward Park, 5902 Lake Washington Blvd. S., Seattle; $30-$35 (sqd.io/145f46).

Seattle Walk To End Alzheimer’s

SUN Two-mile walk to raise money for care, support and research efforts for those impacted by Alzheimer’s, advocacy opportunities, clinical studies enrollment, support programs and services, 10 a.m. Sunday, Seattle Center, Seattle; donations/fundraising requested (206-529-3878 or act.alz.org/).

Treat Yourself 5k

PLAN AHEAD 5K run/walk to benefit Providence ElderPlace and Providence Heritage House, 10 a.m. Oct. 1, Seward Park, Seattle; $35 (206-938-5790 or providence.org/treatyourself5k).

En Camino: Casa Latina Gala

PLAN AHEAD Dinner, program of inspiration and solidarity, dancing; benefits Casa Latina, empowering the Latino immigrant community through employment and education, 6 p.m. Oct. 1, The Westin Seattle; $135 (206-686-2596 or casa-latina.org/en-camino-2016).

Seattle Humane Walk for the Animals

PLAN AHEAD Walk 2.8 miles around Green Lake, vendors, adoptable dog parade, 10 a.m. Oct. 2, Green Lake, Seattle; $30, suggested fundraising goal $250 (seattlehumane.org).



FRI-SAT Mountain biking events, racing, games for all ages, beer garden, food vendors Saturday, 6 p.m. Friday, 8 a.m.-8 p.m. Saturday, Port Gamble (ridekitsap.com).

Bicycle Sunday

SUN Last time this year, 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

SUN 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.; packet pickup and day-of-ride registration, 7:30-10 a.m. Sunday, Edmonds Masonic Center, 515 Dayton Ave., Edmonds, pancake breakfast available 7-10 a.m., $7; or, packet pickup and day-of-ride registration, 9-11 a.m., Kitsap Bank parking lot, 8190 N.E. State Hwy. 104, Kingston; $30-$45 (206-522-3222 or cascade.org/rides-major-rides/kitsap-color-classic).


Dandiya Night

FRI Dandiya music with DJ, prizes for best dressed male and female, best dancer, best dressed kid, Dandia sticks and food available for purchase, garba/dandia lessons, proceeds benefit Care for Children to establish schools and other educational infrastructure in India, 7 p.m. Friday, Bellevue College, 3000 Landerholm Circle S.E., Bellevue; $15 (425-229-8330 or tinyurl.com/Bellevuedandiya).


Fremont Oktoberfest

FRI-SUN Tasting Garden to sample 80 microbrews in mini-mugs, full liter steins in the Buxom Beer Garden and Sports Bar, dirndls and lederhosen encouraged, 5 p.m.-midnight Friday, 11 a.m.-midnight Saturday, 10:30 a.m.-6 p.m. Sunday; Sunday only, ages under 21 admitted free with paying adult with events and activities Sunday for all ages including kids’ activities, games, music, between Phinney Avenue North 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 (fremontoktoberfest.com).

Italian Festival

FRI-SUN “From Venice With Love” concert with Italian soprano Giada Valenti and Tony La Stella, 7 p.m. Friday, $35-$100; festival with free concerts, puppy parades of Italian breeds, arts activities, learn to toss pizza dough, free soccer classes, cooking demonstrations, Italian food marketplace, kids’ activities, exhibit honoring Italian-American veterans, grape stomping competitions, bocce tournaments, showcase of Italian cars, motorcycles and scooters, noon-7 p.m. Saturday, noon-6 p.m. Sunday, Seattle Center, Seattle; free (206-684-7200 or festaseattle.com).

Bite of Broadview

FRI-SUN Vendors, entertainment, carnival rides, beer and wine garden, car show, fun run, 4-10 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Sunday, Christ the King Catholic School, 415 N. 117th St., Seattle (biteofbroadview.org).

Kirkland Oktoberfest

FRI -SUN Oktoberfest celebration of the harvest season with beer, bratwurst, music, games, contests, costumes, 4-11 p.m. Friday, 11 a.m.-11 p.m. Saturday, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Sunday, Marina Park, 25 Lake Shore Plaza, Kirkland; $15-$20 (oktoberfestkirkland.com).

Washington State Fair

FRI-SUN Last weekend, concerts, carnival rides, 4-H animals and displays including draft horse demonstrations, Piglet Palace, Fair Farm, vendors, food, Timber Gulch pioneer town, Discover the Dinosaurs exhibit ($6 person), 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Friday, 9 a.m.-10 p.m. Saturday, 9 a.m.-9 p.m. Sundays; fireworks spectacular, 10 p.m. Fridays; Superheroes Headquarters, meet Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Friday-Sunday; meet Seattle Seahawk Michael Bennett, 6-8 p.m. Friday; Sea Gals performance and calendar signing, 1-2 and 4-5 p.m. Saturday; Ultimate Tailgate activities and big-screen TVs Sunday, Washington State Fair Events Center, 110 Ninth Ave. S.W., Puyallup; $9-$12.50 (253-841-5045 or thefair.com).

Fishermen’s Fall Festival

SAT Celebrating the return of the North Pacific fishing fleet to the terminal, increasing public knowledge of the importance of the fishing industry while raising money for the Seattle Fishermen’s Memorial Foundation, fun and educational outing for all ages to learn more about seafood with art projects with fishing themes, food, competitions, entertainment, wooden boat building, trout pond for children, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday, Fishermen’s Terminal, 3919 18th Avenue W., Seattle (206-283-4665 or fishermensfallfestival.org).

Festival of Fruit

SAT Friends of Piper’s Orchard host apple tasting, orchard tours, music, cider pressing and tasting, kids’ activities, apple pie contest (enter 10-10:30 a.m.), Tillie’s Cafe, orchard and wildlife habitat tours, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, Nancy Malmgren Environmental Center, Carkeek Park, 650 N.W. Carkeek Park Road, Seattle (pipersorchard.org/category/festival-of-fruit).

Michelmasse Festival

SAT-SUN 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. Saturday-Sunday, Camlann Medieval Village, 10320 Kelly Road N.E., Carnation; $6-$10 (camlann.org).

West Seattle Summer Parkways

SUN Safe streets to play, streets closed to traffic for two miles 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. Sunday; streets closed from Don Armeni Park on Harbor Avenue Southwest, along Alki Avenue Southwest to 63rd Street Southwest, Seattle (seattle.gov/transportation/summerpark_westseattle.htm).

Farm Fair at Kelsey Creek Farm

PLAN AHEAD Inflatables, Animal Encounters Mobile Petting Zoo, 4-H animal demonstrations, children’s activities, pumpkin decorating, food vendors, heritage activities, tractor-pulled wagon rides, entertainment, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Oct. 1, Kelsey Creek Farm Park, Bellevue (425-452-7688 or parksreg.bellevuewa.gov/Activities/ActivitiesDetails.asp?ProcessWait=N&aid=3019).

Issaquah Salmon Days Festival

PLAN AHEAD Salmon hatchery events, entertainment, arts, crafts and food vendors, Field of Fun kids’ activities, parade, entertainment, beer garden, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Oct. 1-2, Issaquah (salmondays.org).

Food events

Washington Artisan Cheesemakers Festival

SAT Artisan and farmstead cheeses made in Washington, meet the cheesemakers, learn about their products and philosophy; artisan 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. Saturday, Seattle Design Center, 5701 Sixth Ave. S., Seattle; $35-$40 (washingtonartisancheese.com).

Apple Picking and Cider Pressing

SAT Help pick apples in the orchard and press apple cider, bring a clean pint jar to take home cider, sale of produce and baked goods; noon Saturday, Holy Cross Lutheran Church, 4315 129th Pl. S.E., Bellevue; free (425-417-5217 or hclutheran.net/calendars.html).

Cider Swig

SAT Many varieties by 28 cideries, food trucks, 11:30 a.m. Saturday, Sehmel Homestead Park, 10123 78th Ave. N.W., Gig Harbor; $18-$35 (gigharborfoundation.org/cider-swig-1).

Northwest Tea Festival

PLAN AHEAD Stage presentations, workshops, tea tasting, vendors covering all aspects of tea, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday Oct. 1, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday Oct. 2, Fisher Pavilion, Seattle Center, Seattle; $10; additional fees and preregistration for some workshops (nwteafestival.com).


Master Gardener Plant Sale & Speakers

SAT Celebrity gardening speakers sessions, advanced registration is recommended, walk-ins on space-available basis; plant sale by specialty nurseries, glass pumpkins, MG & Plant Amnesty information, tool sharpening available, 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Saturday, Bellevue Botanical Garden, 12001 Main St., Bellevue; $10-$35/speakers (mgfkc.org/events/fall-sale-speakers).

Fall in the Edible Garden

SUN Fall and winter gardening and how to extend your growing session, 2 p.m. Sunday, Kent Library, 212 Second Ave. N., Kent; free (253-859-3330 or kcls.org).

Chinook District Standard Flower Show

TUE-WED “Hanging on to Summer” flower show, floral designs, educational displays, raffle, baked goods, craft sale, 5:30-7:30 p.m. Tuesday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Wednesday, Normandy Park Cove Building, 1500 S.W. Shorebrook Drive, Normandy Park; $5-$6 (chinookgardenclubs.org).

Harvest / Halloween events

Georgetown Morgue Haunted House

FRI-SAT Haunted horrors tour for ages 13 and older, 7-11 p.m. Friday-Saturday; 7 p.m.-midnight Sept. 30-Oct. 1; hours vary through Oct. 31; 5000 E. Marginal Way S., Seattle; $15-$25/Friday-Saturday, then $22-$42 (seattlehaunts.com).

Sammamish Valley Fall Harvest Celebration

FRI-SUN See a 100-year-old cider press at work, barn store with farm products, 3:30-6:30 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, noon-5 p.m. Sunday, Minea Farm, 13404 Woodinville-Redmond Road NE., Woodinville; Chili Pepper Fiesta activities, music, beer, cheese, plants, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, gardening for butterflies, 10 a.m. Sunday, Molbak’s, 13625 N.E. 175th St., Woodinville; learn about organic farming, tour Sammamish Valley Student Farm, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Friday-Saturday, Sustainable Agriculture Education, 16215 140th Pl. N.E., Woodinville (sammamishvalley.org/celebrate/fall-harvest/).

Get Squashed!

SAT Part of Sammamish Valley Alliance (SVA) Harvest Celebration, learn how to squash your carbon footprint, winter squash and apple tasting, chef demo, farm and green energy building tours, food vendor, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, 21 Acres Center for Local Food and Sustainable Living, 13701 N.E. 171st St., Woodinville; free (21acres.org/market/get-squashed).

Skagit Valley Giant Pumpkin Festival

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

Remlinger Farms Country Fair Fun Park

SAT-SUN U-Pick Pumpkin fields, steam train, antique cars ride, kiddie rides, animal barnyard, pony rides, hay jump, hay maze, farm market, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturdays-Sundays, Remlinger Farms, 32610 N.E. 32nd St., Carnation; $18.75 (425-333-4135 or remlingerfarms.com).

Bailey Vegetables and Pumpkin Patch

ONGOING While supplies last, u-pick corn, cucumbers, green beans, potatoes, zucchini, beets, flowers, dill, chard, kale and cilantro; pumpkins, gourds, corn stalks and straw bales for sale at the veggie stand, 8 a.m.-6 p.m. daily, Bailey Farm, 12711 Springhetti Road, Snohomish (360-568-8826 or baileyveg.com/index.html).

Bob’s Corn and Pumpkin Farm

ONGOING Country Store and farm market, corn, apples, squash, honey, 10 a.m.-7 p.m. daily; Fall Harvest Festival, hayrides to pumpkin patch with many varieties of pumpkins, corn maze, 3-6 p.m. Fridays, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturdays-Sundays; Bob’s Corn, 10917 Elliott Road, Snohomish; prices for activities vary (360-668-2506 or bobscorn.com/index.htm).


Wandering in the Woods Walk

SAT Volkssport 10K (6.2 miles) or 3K walk on sidewalks and trails in wooded parks, start anytime 9 a.m.-1 p.m., finish by 4 p.m. Saturday, Prince of Peace Lutheran Church, 14514 20th Ave. N.E., Shoreline; free (esva.org).

High Point Logging Hike

SAT Hike to learn about Tiger Mountain’s past, 10 a.m. Saturday, Tradition Plateau Trailhead, Southeast 79th Street and 270th Avenue Southeast, Issaquah; $7.50-$10, preregistration required (425-392-3500 or issaquahhistory.org).


Emerald Spiral Expo

SAT New Age fair featuring demonstrations from intuitive arts to crystals, explore alternative medicine, New Age wisdom and spirituality, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, Kent Commons, 525 Fourth Ave. N., Kent; free admission (EmeraldSpiral.com).

Ancestry Day

SAT Genealogy experts share knowledge and tips to discover your family roots, novice and experienced genealogists are welcome; co-sponsored by Washington State Historical Society, Ancestry, Washington State Archives, Washington State Library and Legacy Washington, 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Tacoma Convention Center, 1500 Broadway, Tacoma; $35 (eventbrite.com/e/ancestry-day-in-washington-state-tickets-26178375225).

Koi Show

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

Yoga + Brews

SUN Yoga teacher 60 minute vinyasa flow class to relax and invigorate, suitable for all levels, followed by beer, 10:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Sunday, Peddler Brewing Company, 1514 N.W. Leary Way, Seattle; $15 (facebook.com/events/269042226816032/).

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).

Roboton 2016

PLAN AHEAD National event that showcases capabilities and technological developments in robotics from the amateur robotics community, 9:30 a.m. Oct. 1, Seattle Center Armory, Seattle; free (robothon.org).

Lynden Lions Club Model Train Show

PLAN AHEAD Trains of all gauges for all ages, 50,000 sq. ft. of running model train layouts, exhibits, vendors; 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Oct. 1, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Oct. 2, Northwest Washington Fairgrounds, Lynden; $6-$7 (lyndentrainshow.com).

Museum events

Museum Day Live

SAT Free admission for two people (special exhibits not included) with ticket available online; participating venues include Burke Museum, EMP, Henry Art Gallery, MOHAI, NW African American Museum, Seattle Art Museum, Museum of Flight, Wing Luke Museum, Seattle; Bellevue Arts Museum; Washington State History Museum, Museum of Glass, Fort Nisqually Living History Museum, Tacoma; Kids Discovery Museum, Bainbridge, Saturday (smithsonianmag.com/museumday/museum-day-live-2016).

Maker Day: Toy Take-Apart

SAT Join engineers of Pop-Up Science to dissect and discover electrical components that make toys chime, beep, and turn on, work with pliers and power tools, learn how to harvest wires, circuit boards and buttons to make a new upcycled creation to take home; recommended for participants 8 years and older, tools provided, kids encouraged to bring an old toy ready for retirement, 11 a.m. Saturday, Museum of History and Industry (MOHAI), 860 Terry Ave. N., Seattle; $13.95-$19.95, ages 14 and younger free (206-324-1126 or mohai.org).

25th Anniversary of Nirvana’s “Nevermind”

SAT Gallery tours of “Nirvana: Taking Punk to the Masses,” special viewing of Kurt Cobain’s Sunburst Stratocaster and rare interview and concert footage, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, EMP Museum, 325 Fifth Ave. N., Seattle; $16-$25, $5 off general admission for visitors wearing Nirvana gear or able to show a ticket stub from one of the band’s concerts (206-770-2700 or empmuseum.org).

Crafts of the Past, Fort Nisqually

SAT-SUN Demonstrations and displays of beadwork crafts of the 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).

“Nazi Persecution of Homosexuals 1933-1945”

SUN U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum traveling exhibit with reproductions of historic photographs and documents explores the rationale, means, and impact of Nazi regime’s persecution of homosexuals, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Wednesdays and Sundays, Holocaust Center for Humanity, 2045 Second Ave., Seattle; reservations required, $5-$10 donation suggested (206-582-3000 or HolocaustCenterSeattle.org).

“Day in the Life of Bruce Lee: Part 3” opening day

PLAN AHEAD Opening day of exhibit on how Bruce Lee accomplished his goals, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Oct. 1, with “Bruce Lee’s Chinatown” tours, talks, speakers; Wing Luke Museum of the Asian Pacific American Experience, 719 S. King St., Seattle; $9.95-$14.95 (206-623-5124 or wingluke.org/brucelee).

Park events

Mercer Slough Night Walk

FRI Explore nature and wildlife adaptations, for families and groups with children ages 6 and older, 7 p.m. Friday, Mercer Slough Environmental Education Center, 1625 118th Ave. S.E., Bellevue; $15, preregister (pacificsciencecenter.org/mercer-slough/night-walks).

Bird Focus: Raptors and Migration

SAT Walk to learn about park raptors, for ages 10 and older, 8 a.m. Saturday, Seward Park Audubon Center, 5902 Lake Washington Boulevard S., Seattle; $5, preregister (sewardpark.audubon.org/events/bird-focus-raptors-and-migration).

Geology of Seward Park Nature Walk

SAT Walk to learn about geology, earthquake faults, glaciers and volcanoes, for ages 6 and older, 11 a.m. Saturday, Seward Park Audubon Center, 5902 Lake Washington Boulevard S., Seattle; $5, preregister (sewardpark.audubon.org/events/geology-seward-park-guided-nature-walk).

National Parks/State Parks Free Entrance Day

SAT Free admission, National Public Lands Day Saturday, at all National Parks (nps.gov/findapark/feefreeparks.htm); Washington State Parks, no Discover Pass required Saturday (parks.wa.gov); fees waived at U.S. Forest Service day-use sites including picnic areas, boat launches, trailheads and visitor centers Saturday (fs.usda.gov/r6).

New People’s Community Center Pool

SAT Grand opening of new indoor pool, tours, free swim, 1 p.m. Saturday, People’s Community Center, 1602 Martin Luther King, Jr. Way, Tacoma; free (253-591-5321 or metroparkstacoma.org/peoples).

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).

The Healing Power of Plants

PLAN AHEAD Lecture and slide show on Shinrin-yoku or “Forest Bathing,” mindfulness and breathing exercises, guided reflection walk, tea ceremony, 2 p.m. Sept. 30, Bloedel Reserve, 7571 N.E. Dolphin Drive, Bainbridge; $22, preregister (brownpapertickets.com/event/2601564).


Concert Across America to End Gun Violence

SUN Grandmothers Against Gun Violence and University Congregational Church evening of music to remember victims of gun violence, 7 p.m. Sunday, University Congregational United Church of Christ, 4515 16th Ave. N.E., Seattle; free (202-431-3480 or grandmothersagainstgunviolence.org/events).


Alpine Climb 5K

SUN Fremont Oktoberfest beer run, finish line beer included (for ages 21+), 10 a.m. Sunday, Fremont Avenue, Between N. 41st and N. 36th Streets, Seattle; $20-$35 (fremontoktoberfest.com).


Rare and Collectible Book Sale

FRI-SAT Bellevue Friends of the Library host sale of 1,000 titles, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Friday-Saturday, Bellevue King County Library, 1111 110th Ave. N.E., Bellevue (425-450-1765).

Skagit County Fairgrounds Fall Garage Sale, Antiques & More

FRI-SAT Garage sale, antiques, food vendors, music, car show on Saturday, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Friday-Saturday, Skagit County Fairgrounds, 1410 Virginia St., Mount Vernon; $3 (360-416-1350 or skagitcounty.net/garagesale).

A Very Vintage Market

SAT Pop up flea market, 40 vendors, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Lake City Community Center, 12531 28th Ave. N.E., Seattle; free (206-250-6475 or averyvintagemarket.com).

Ballard Preschool Co-op Kid’s Gear Sale

SAT Gently used kids’ clothes (newborn-size 8), toys and gear including cribs, car seats, strollers, maternity wear; bring your own shopping bags; 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, Phinney Neighborhood Center, 6532 Phinney Ave. N., Seattle (206-783-2244 or facebook.com/events/1490019097690646).

Friends of Shoreline Library book sale

SAT-SUN Most books $1 or less, Sunday $3/bag, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, noon-3 p.m. Sunday, Shoreline Library, 345 N.E. 175th St., Shoreline (206-362-7550 or kcls.org).

Evening Market at Pike Place Market

WED Shop for fresh produce, flowers and specialty farm products from farmers, 5-8 p.m. Wednesday, Pike Place Market, 1501 Pike Place, Seattle (206-682-6979 or pikeplacemarket.org/eveningmarket).

Special interest

Meet Your Ride: Getting from Here to There

FRI Friday night social with focus on transportation, meet Seattle’s lead bridge tender, Locks staff, test ride an electric bike, learn about EVs and more, potluck, 6:30 p.m. Friday, Cheryl Chow Court, 2014 N.W. 57th St., Seattle; free, canned food bank donation requested (facebook.com/events/1834265593463568).


SAT For expectant and new parents, 100 exhibits, vendors, seminars, information, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday; toddlers and preschoolers Baby Loves To Boogie’ Dance Party & Diaper Drive, noon-1 p.m. Saturday, Seattle Center Exhibition Hall, 299 Mercer St., Seattle; $20-$90 (360-514-0767 or babyfestnw.com).

South Park Branch Library 10th Anniversary

SAT Performances, art, crafts, cake, noon-4 p.m. Saturday, South Park Branch Library, 8604 Eighth Ave. S., Seattle (206-615-1688 or spl.org).

Baby Steppin’ Toward Tidying Up Fun

SAT Professional home organizer shares tips from “The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up” and other organizing resources, 2 p.m. Saturday, Covington Library, 27100 164th Ave. S.E., Covington; free (206-242-6044 or kcls.org).

Presidential Debate Watching Party

MON KUOW and Humanities Washington host drinking games, trivia prizes, 5:30 p.m. Monday, Naked City Brewery and Taphouse, 8564 Greenwood Ave. N., Seattle; free (humanities.org/event/presidential-debate-watching-party-3/).

Presidential Debate Viewing Party

MON Debate viewing, commentary, 6 p.m. Monday, Town Hall Seattle, 1119 Eighth Ave., Seattle; free, preregister (206-652-4255 or /townhallseattle.org/event/presidential-debate-viewing-party).

Presidential Debate at Seattle Public Library

MON Watch the 90-minute debates on the big screen, voter registration available, 6 p.m. Monday, doors open 5:30 p.m., Seattle Central Library, 1000 Fourth Ave., Seattle; free (206-386-4636).


Guided Ballard History Walk

SAT Ships, Saloons & Cedar Shingles, Ballard’s building blocks, on guided walk through historic Ballard Avenue Landmark District, 10 a.m. Saturday, Bergen Place Park, Seattle; $15, preregister (206-504-0916 or ballardhistoryreview.weebly.com).

Twilight Towns of the Watershed: Taylor

SAT History of Taylor, a town now hidden beneath the forests of the Cedar River Municipal Watershed, walking tour, 1 p.m. Saturday, Cedar River Watershed Education Center, 19901 Cedar Falls Road S.E., North Bend; $10 (206-733-9421 or seattle.gov/util/EnvironmentConservation/OurWatersheds/CedarRiverWatershed/ProgramsTours/index.htm).

Leavenworth Oktoberfest Getaway

PLAN AHEAD Round-trip luxury coach transportation from Seattle or Bellevue to Leavenworth, Saturdays in October, Sound Excursions, Seattle; $65 (206-286-6002 or soundexcursions.com/oktoberfest).

Travel events

Travel seminars

SAT Information on travel to Turkey, 10 a.m. Saturday, Savvy Traveler, 112 Fifth Ave. S., Edmonds; free, reservations required (425-744-6076 or savvytravelerstore.com).


Community Enhancement

SAT Many options for skilled and unskilled labor for all ages at site of New Start High School, 7:30 a.m. Saturday, Evergreen High School, 830 S.W. 116th St., Seattle (naiopwa.org/community-enhancement).

Habitat restoration

SAT Help removes invasive weeds at Miller Creek, 9 a.m.-noon Saturday, Burien; preregister (/surveymonkey.com/r/RBG5V3Q).


Free Auto Leaks Workshop

SAT Help your car and prevent oil and other automotive fluids finding their way to Puget Sound, hurting wildlife and habitat; have your car inspected, learn where most leaks occur, how to fix them, get a free Vehicle Maintenance Check Kit, 9 a.m. Saturday, South Seattle College, 6000 16th Ave. S.W., Seattle; free, preregister (206-615-1222 or seattle.gov/util/EnvironmentConservation/OurWatersheds/ProtectOurWaters/PreventPollution/AutoLeaks/index.htm).

Save Your Photos Day

SAT Resources for what you can do to safeguard your photos before disasters or accidents occur, local experts share their expertise about organizing, scanning and sharing your memories, 10 a.m.-noon Saturday, Mercer Island Community, 8236 S.E. 24th St., Mercer Island; free (206-778-2070 or seattlephotoorganizing.com/classes).