A detailed, categorized calendar of events all over Seattle and Western Washington, Sept. 29-Oct. 5, 2017.
Morning Treats & Tweets
SAT Treats, casual birding for beginning and intermediate birders, binoculars provided, 10 a.m. Saturday, Seward Park Audubon Center, 5902 Lake Washington Boulevard S., Seattle; $7 (206-652-2444 or brownpapertickets.com/event/3077915).
Splash! Point Defiance Zoo and Aquarium
SAT-SUN Treats for sea otters, sea lions, walruses and other marine mammals, keeper talks, 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium, 5400 N. Pearl St., Tacoma; $7.95-$17.95 (253-591-5337 or pdza.org).
Meet Seattle’s Urban Beavers
MON Learn about beavers in streams and waterways of Seattle, tour their work, look for beavers in action, 6:30 p.m. Monday, Center for Urban Horticulture, 3501 N.E. 41st St., Seattle; free, suggested donation $5, preregister (206-685-8033 or uwbotanicgardenscatalog.org/Meet-Seattles-Urban-Beavers-P1564C265.aspx).
Woodland Park Zoo
ONGOING Summer hours and admission prices through Saturday, 9:30 a.m.-6 p.m., $12.95-$20.95; winter hours and prices start Sunday, Oct. 1, 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m. daily, $9.95-$14.95; daily events include baby gorilla Yola in the gorilla exhibit, 12:30 p.m.-4 p.m. daily, weather permitting; the baby giraffe born June 20 and her mom, Tufani, outside the giraffe barn, 9:30-11:30 a.m. daily and in limited visits to the African Savanna; animal encounters daily, Willawong Station bird feeding ($1/seed stick, cash only); Woodland Park Zoo, 5500 Phinney Ave. N., Seattle (206-548-2500 or zoo.org).
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PLAN AHEAD Evening dog walk, 2.8 miles around the lake, shorter option available, with adoptable pets, music, food trucks, 5:30-9:30 p.m. Oct. 7, Green Lake Park, Seattle; $20-$30 registration, fundraising suggested (seattlehumane.org/events/walk-for-the-animals).
Seattle MG Walk
SUN Fundraising walk for Myasthenia Gravis Foundation of America; 10 a.m. Sunday, check in 9 a.m., Seward Park, 5902 Lake Washington Blvd. S., Seattle; free, fundraising encouraged (mgwalk.org/Seattle).
An Incredible Feast
SUN Farm fresh ingredients in bites by 18 local chefs, local breweries, wine, carnival games, music to benefit Good Farmer Fund for local small family farms, 5 p.m. Sunday, Center for Urban Horticulture, 3501 N.E. 41st St., Seattle; $125-$185 (seattlefarmersmarkets.ejoinme.org/IFtix).
Seattle Children’s Museum Fall Breakfast
TUE Speakers include King County Executive Dow Constantine, Museum members and community partners, 8 a.m. Tuesday, Seattle Children’s Museum, Seattle Center Armory, Seattle; $150 suggested donation; reservations required (206-576-2340 or thechildrensmuseum.org/fall-breakfast/).
Feast at the Market
TUE Supporting Neighborcare Health at Pike Market Clinic health, tastes at more than 20 participating restaurants, 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Pike Place Market, Seattle; $90 (206-548-3049 or neighborcare.org/events/feast).
Many Lights Benefit
OCT. 5 Happy hour to make a difference in the lives of kids living in foster care, adoptive families, and older adults, building homes at Hope Lights, 6 p.m. Oct. 5, Columbia Tower Club, Seattle; free (manylights.org/events/).
PLAN AHEAD Family and pet friendly 5K walk to raise money to cure retinal degenerative diseases, 8:30 a.m. Oct. 7, Magnuson Park, Seattle; donations requested (fightblindness.org/WashingtonVisionWalk).
Uncork The Night: A Celebration of Wine and Giving
PLAN AHEAD Wines from the Northwest, auction, dinner, dancing, benefits education programs and scholarships, 6:30 p.m. Oct. 7, Hyatt Regency Bellevue; $250-$350 (425-451-1175 or bellevuelifespring.org/wine/).
Come Walk With Me
PLAN AHEAD 5K walk, Kids’ Dash, silent auction, pink pancakes to raise funds for breast health programs at Good Samaritan Hospital, 7:30 a.m. Oct. 7, Old Cannery Furniture Warehouse, Sumner; $10-$35, fundraising suggested (mchs.convio.net/site/TR?fr_id=1111&pg=entry).
FRI Rumba lesson, 7 p.m., dance to a variety of music with DJ, for ages 18 and older, 8 p.m. Friday, Rockin’ Horse Dance Barn, 11820 150th Ave. S.E., Renton; $10-$12 (425-255-9211 or learn2dance4fun.com/friday-night-dancing/).
SAT Learn Michael Jackson’s “Thriller” dance to participate in Seattle’s “Thrill the World” performance Oct. 28; 4-6 p.m. Saturday, The Seattle Gym, 1530 Queen Anne Ave. N., Seattle (seattlethrillers.com).
SUN Swing dance for all levels, ages 18+, 6:30 p.m. Sunday, Rockin’ Horse Dance Barn, 11820 150th Ave. S.E., Renton; $8 (425-255-9211 or learn2dance4fun.com).
Sunday Night Workshops
SUN Basics and new moves for line dances, 5:30 p.m. Sunday, Swedish Club, 1920 Dexter Ave. N., Seattle; $25/advance, $30/at the door (nwdance.net).
Everett Sausage Fest
FRI-SUN Performances including music, magic, tribute to Elvis; Bavarian Beer Garden with entertainment, big screen TV for sports events, Bavarian Wine Garden, Dinner Haus, carnival rides, crafts and food vendors, bingo, noon-midnight Friday-Saturday, noon-7 p.m. Sunday, Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church grounds, 2619 Cedar St., Everett; free shuttle bus from Everett Transit Center (everettsausagefest.com).
Taste of Russia
SAT-SUN Authentic Russian meals, snacks and pastries, dine-in or takeout, tours of renovated Cathedral, sale of icons and books, noon-5 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, St. Nicholas Russian Orthodox Cathedral, 1714 13th Ave., Seattle (206-905-9636 or saintnicholascathedral.org/).
Medieval Michelmasse Festival
SAT-SUN 14th century English village with music, stories and dancing, villagers demonstrating candle dipping, wool dyeing, blacksmithing, carpentry, cottage life, noon-5 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, Camlann Medieval Village, 10320 Kelly Road N.E., Carnation; $6-$10 (425-788-8624 or camlann.org/michelmas%20festival.htm).
SUN Opening ceremony, Croatian music and dance performances, craft projects for kids, traditional food vendors, wine tasting, photo exhibit, marketplace, noon-6 p.m. Sunday, Seattle Center Armory, Seattle (206-684-7200 or croatiafest.org).
Seattle Home Show 2
PLAN AHEAD Consumer home show with vendors, seminars, holiday cooking competition; featuring solar energy, spas, barbecues, game rooms and home improvement of all kinds; Outdoor Living and Wine Tasting Area, free art and antique appraisals, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Oct. 6-7, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Oct. 8, CenturyLink Field Event Center, Seattle; $3-$13 (seattlehomeshow.com).
Tacoma Greek Festival
PLAN AHEAD Authentic Greek cuisine, dance performances, church tours, 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Oct. 6-7, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Oct. 8, St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church, 1523 S. Yakima Ave., Tacoma (stnicholastacoma.org/greekfestival/).
PLAN AHEAD Festhalle Biergarten, music and entertainment on two stages including yodeling, German beers, wine and authentic foods, Stein Dash 5K, Hammerschlagen Tournament of Champions, outdoor Biergarten, Sports Haus with TVs, German Corner vendors, kids’ activities and games; noon-midnight Oct. 6, 11 a.m.-midnight Oct. 7, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Oct. 8; ages 21 and older only after 6 p.m. Oct. 6-7, Washington State Fair Events Center, 110 Ninth Ave. S.W., Puyallup; free noon-3 p.m. Oct. 6; $12/3 p.m. to close Oct. 6; $12/Oct. 7; $6/Oct. 8, ages 12 and younger free daily (oktoberfestnw.com).
Dungeness Crab and Seafood Festival
PLAN AHEAD Fresh crab and other seafood, local beer and wine, chowder cook-off, chef demo stage, music, Native American activities, kids’ activities, noon-10 p.m. Oct. 6, 9:30 a.m.-10 p.m. Oct. 7, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Oct. 8, Port Angeles City Pier, Port Angeles (360-452-6300 or crabfestival.org).
Seattle Children’s Festival
PLAN AHEAD Performances on five stages including music, dance and storytelling, discovery zones, arts and crafts activities, workshops, cooking demonstrations, instrument petting zoo, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. October 8, Seattle Center, Seattle; free, suggested donation $10/person, $20/family (206-684-7200 or nwfolklife.org/SeattleChildrensFestival/).
Great Pumpkin Beer Festival
FRI-SAT More than 80 pumpkin beers, food trucks, festivities; proceeds benefit Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center; 4-10 p.m. Friday tickets may be available; Saturday sold out; Seattle Center, Seattle; $28-$50 (elysianbrewing.com/calendar/great-pumpkin-beer-festival/).
Carleton Farms Brewfest
SAT Craft beers, live music, food; includes 8 tastings with more available to purchase, noon-4 p.m. or 5-9 p.m. Saturday, Carleton Farm, 830 Sunnyside Blvd. S.E., Lake Stevens; $20/session, $5/designated drivers (carletonfarm.com/brewfest/).
Swedish Pancake Breakfast
SUN Swedish pancakes with lingonberries, ham, coffee, tea, juice, music and folk dancing, 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Sunday, Swedish Club, 1920 Dexter Ave. N., Seattle; $5-$9, ages 5 and younger free (206-283-1090 or swedishclubnw.org/Events/pancake.htm).
Westland Distillery Peat Week
MON-OCT. 7 American Single Malt Whiskey Producers discussion of peating philosophies, samples, 7 p.m. Monday, $15; peated cocktail competition judged by guests, 7 p.m. Wednesday, $60; Closing Night Party with the winning cocktail, games, 7 p.m. Oct. 7, $35; Westland Distillery, 2931 First Ave. S, Seattle (westlanddistillery.com/).
Taste of Seattle Made
PLAN AHEAD Sample treats and drinks from 50 + Seattle Made food and beverages, 6 p.m. Oct. 6, Fisher Pavilion, Seattle Center, Seattle; $35 (seattlemade.org/events/seattle-made-week-2017-taste-seattle-made-party).
Fresh Hops Festival
PLAN AHEAD Fresh hops brews from 20+ breweries, 1-4 p.m. and 6-9 p.m. Oct. 7, Hale’s Palladium, 4301 Leary Way N.W., Seattle; $25-$30 (seattleuncorked.com/event/1367/).
Farm to Table: Let’s Get Cooking
SAT Farmer and cookbook author Cyndi Stuart with tips and tricks to eating through the seasons, books available for signing, 10 a.m. Saturday, Swansons Nursery, 9701 15th Ave. N.W., Seattle; free (206-782-2543 or swansonsnursery.com).
Georgetown Morgue Haunted House
FRI-NOV. 4 Scary haunted attraction for ages 13 and older; 7 p.m.-midnight Friday-Saturday and Oct. 6-7; 7-10 p.m. Mondays and Thursdays, Oct. 8-26; 6 p.m.-midnight Oct. 21-22, 27-28; 7-10 p.m. Oct. 30, 6-11 p.m. Oct. 31; 7-11 p.m. Nov. 3-4; 5000 E. Marginal Way S., Seattle; $23; $33-$43/VIP speed line; $20/Sundays with donation of 3 cans of food (206-762-2067 or seattlehaunts.com/georgetown-morgue/home.php).
Wild Waves Fright Fest
FRI-OCT. 29 Three haunted houses starting with parade of ghouls at opening, Hollywood Freakshow Deluxe performances, roller coaster and other rides, Booville for young kids with scare-free rides, crafts and games, 6-11 p.m. Fridays, 5-11 p.m. Saturdays, 5-10 p.m. Sundays, Wild Waves & Enchanted Village, 36201 Enchanted Parkway S., Federal Way; $11.99-$29.99 (wildwaves.com).
Carpinito Brothers Pumpkin Patch
FRI-OCT. 31 Large selection of pumpkins at produce stand and in fields, corn maze, hayrides, Family Fun Yard farm animals, hay maze and other activities, concessions; no pets allowed at pumpkin patch, corn maze or fun yard; 9 a.m.-6 p.m. daily, Friday-Oct. 31, 27508 W. Valley Highway N., Kent (253-854-5692 or carpinito.com/index.php/pumpkin-patch/).
FRI-OCT. 31 Tacoma’s largest haunted attraction features two haunted houses for a full night of fright; 7-11:30 p.m. Friday-Saturday and Oct. 6-7, 13-14, 20-21, 27-28; 7-10 p.m. Oct. 22, 29-31, Freighthouse Station Marketplace, 2501 East G St., Tacoma; $15-$25 (TacomaHaunts.com).
Harvest Festival & Pumpkin Pitch
SAT Trebuchets hurling pumpkins, zucchinis and gourds, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Kids Zone activities, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Skagit River Park, 1100 S Skagit Street, Burlington (360-755-9649 or burlingtonwa.gov/index.aspx?nid=441).
Skagit Valley Giant Pumpkin Festival
SAT Giant pumpkin weigh-off, pony rides, carnival games, presentation on bats (11 a.m., reservations requested), music, exhibit of sunflowers and giant vegetables, entries welcome, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Christianson’s Nursery, 15806 Best Road, Mount Vernon (360-466-3821 or christiansonsnursery.com).
Remlinger Farms Fall Harvest Pumpkin Festlval
SAT-SUN Hay rides, pumpkins, barnyard animals, pony rides, steam train, kiddie rides, entertainment, food vendors, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturdays-Sundays, Remlinger Farms, 32610 N.E. 32nd St., Carnation; $18.75 (425-333-4135 or remlingerfarms.com/index.htm).
Bob’s Corn and Pumpkin Farm
SAT-OCT. 31 Country store and farm market, 10 a.m.-7 p.m. daily; corn maze, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. daily; pumpkin patch opens Saturday with pumpkins, food, hayrides, additional weekend activities; hayrides, trike track and play area free, 10 a.m.-dusk daily, Bob’s Corn, 10917 Elliott Road, Snohomish; $10-$15/corn maze; activity packages $10-$15/weekdays, $15-$20/weekends (360-668-2506 or bobscorn.com).
Stocker Farms and Pumpkin Patch
SUN-OCT. 31 Country market with fresh produce, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. daily; corn maze, Family Adventure Farm activities opening Sunday, Stocker Farms, 8705 Marsh Road, Snohomish (360-568-7391 or stockerfarms.com).
Craven Farm Harvest Festival
ONGOING Harvest market, festival with pumpkin patch, kids’ adventure maze, farm animals, corn maze, 9:30 a.m.-dusk daily; weekend food vendors, hayrides, pumpkin slinger; Craven Farm, 13817 Shorts School Road, Snohomish; farm admission free; $8/corn maze, $6/kids’ adventure maze, fees vary for weekend activities (360-568-2601 or cravenfarm.com).
Carleton Farm Fall Festivities
ONGOING Farm market, 10 a.m.-7 p.m. daily; pumpkin patch and corn maze, no pets allowed, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. daily, Sept. 30-Oct. 31; pumpkin cannon, kids’ activities, bucket train, zip lines, wagon rides, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturdays-Sundays; frights including zombie paintball, haunted swamp, dark maze, 7-10 p.m. select dates starting Oct. 6, 830 Sunnyside Blvd. S.E., Lake Stevens; $7/corn maze, $6/zip lines, $2-$3/pumpkin cannon, $8/kids activities wristband Saturdays-Sundays, $12-$20/frights activities (425-334-2297 or carletonfarm.com).
Gordon Skagit Farms Autumn Market
ONGOING Pumpkin, apples, gourds, squashes, displays, u-pick pumpkins, large corn maze, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. daily, 15598 McLean Road, Mount Vernon (gordonskagitfarms.com).
Pheasant Fields Farm
ONGOING Produce sales including vegetables, pumpkins, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Mondays-Saturdays, noon-6 p.m. Sundays; corn maze, noon-6 p.m. daily, $6-$8; 13274 Clear Creek Road N.W., Silverdale (360-697-6224 or pheasantfields.com).
Monster Bash, Flying Heritage Museum
PLAN AHEAD Touch big firetrucks, tanks, tractors, monster trucks and more, exhibits of rare vintage aircraft and vehicles, Monster Truck rides, wear a costume and trick-or-treat for candy and prizes while supplies last, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Oct. 7, Flying Heritage & Combat Armor Museum, 3407 109th St. S.W., Everett; $10-$14, ages 5 and younger free (206-342-4242 or FlyingHeritage.com).
SAT National event that showcases the capabilities and technological developments in robotics from the amateur robotics community, new robotic technologies, share ideas, meet fellow robotic enthusiasts, show off robotic creations, compete in many robotic competitions and activities including Robo-Magellan, Pop-Can Challenge, Line Following, Minisumo, Walker Race, combat robots, 9:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Saturday, Seattle Center Armory, Seattle; free (206-684-7200 or robothon.org).
SAT Expert on the current market for antiques; option to bring one antique or collectible for info, 11 a.m. Saturday, Federal Way Library, 34200 First Way S., Federal Way (253-838-3668 or kcls.org).
MON-OCT. 31 Seattle Public Library visits local pubs and bars to celebrate books and beer, registration not required 206-386-4636 or spl.org/audiences/adults/booktoberfest); Librarians’ Trivia bookish and library-themed contest, 8-10 p.m. Monday, Union Bar, 5609 Rainier Ave. S., Seattle (206-258-4377); Bookish Happy Hour, discuss what you’re reading and share favorite books and authors, 5:30-7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Trace, 1112 Fourth Ave., Seattle (206-264-6060).
West Sound Quilters Quilt Show: Tradition with a Twist
PLAN AHEAD West Sound Quilters 275 quilts on display, quilting demonstrations, vendors, cafe, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Oct. 6-7, Kitsap County Fairgrounds, Bremerton; $5 (360-265-9485 or westsoundquilters.org).
Model Train Show
PLAN AHEAD Train layouts in all gauges, exhibits, vendors, for all ages; proceeds benefit Lynden Lions Club community projects, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Oct. 7, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Oct. 8, Northwest Washington Fairgrounds, Lynden; $5-$7 (lyndentrainshow.com).
FRI Native storyteller Johnny Moses shares teachings and songs of Chief Seattle’s family, 7 p.m. Friday; fry bread and chowder sold 5:30-6:45 p.m., Duwamish Longhouse and Cultural Center, 4705 W. Marginal Way S.W., Seattle; free (206-431-1852 or duwamishtribe.org/).
“Scared to Death: The Thrill of Horror Film”
FRI-SUN Opening celebration with first look at exhibit, dance party, horror makeup station, costume party, 9 p.m. Friday, $27; opening day Saturday of original exhibit of a century of horror cinema with 50 props and costumes from film and TV including “The Walking Dead,” “Nightmare on Elm Street,” “Friday the 13th,” “Bride of Frankenstein,” “The Thing,” “Pet Sematary,” zombie and vampire areas, films and interactive photo ops; due to graphic content, recommended for ages 13 and older; 10 a.m.-5 p.m. daily starting Saturday; Museum of Pop Culture (MoPOP), 325 Fifth Ave. N., Seattle; $17-$28 (206-770-2700 or mopop.org).
Maker Day: Lacemakers of Puget Sound
SAT Explore traditional and modern approaches to lace-making with Lacemakers of Puget Sound; 11 a.m.-2 p.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/event/maker-day-lacemaking/).
Kenny Easley Pro Football Hall of Fame Induction Celebration
SAT Easley talks about and displays his award, autographs available, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, Northwest African American Museum, 2300 S. Massachusetts St., Seattle (206-518-6000 or us.eventbu.com/seattle/kenny-easley-pro-football-hall-of-fame-induction-celebration/6252819).
Generating Genealogy- Introduction to Genealogy Workshop
SAT Learn about conducting genealogical research and materials available at the museum, 11 a.m. Saturday, Renton History Museum, 235 Mill Ave. S., Renton; included with museum admission, $2-$5 (425-255-2330 or rentonwa.gov/living/default.aspx?id=1332).
Northwest Railway Museum Train Excursions
SAT-SUN Vintage train rides, most excursions include stop at the Train Shed exhibit building; trains depart 11 a.m., 1, 3 and 4:25 p.m. Saturdays-Sundays, Northwest Railway Museum, 38625 S.E. King St., Snoqualmie; $10-$20 (425-888-3030 or trainmuseum.org).
Spiders of the Duwamish
SUN Talk on spiders followed by walk at nearby Herring House Park, 1-3 p.m. Sunday, Duwamish Longhouse and Cultural Center, 4705 W. Marginal Way S.W., Seattle (206-431-1852 or duwamishtribe.org/).
First Thursday, MOHAI
OCT. 5 Exhibits and objects on local history; free admission 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Oct. 5, Museum of History and Industry (MOHAI), 860 Terry Ave. N., Seattle (206-324-1126 or mohai.org).
First Thursday, Museum of Flight
OCT. 5 Museum Great Gallery, Personal Courage Wing, Aviation Pavilion, free admission 5-9 p.m. Oct. 5, 9404 E. Marginal Way S., Seattle (206-764-5700 or museumofflight.org).
First Thursday, NAAM
OCT. 5 Exhibits, programs and events on the histories, arts and cultures of people of African descent; free admission 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Oct. 5, Northwest African American Museum, 2300 S. Massachusetts St., Seattle (206-518-6000 or naamnw.org/).
First Thursday, the Burke
OCT. 5 Washington state collections of natural and cultural heritage; free admission, 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Oct. 5, Burke Museum of Natural History and Culture, University of Washington, Seattle (206-616-3962 or burkemuseum.org/).
First Thursday, the Wing
OCT. 5 Gallery admission free every First Thursday of the month, 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Oct. 5; Museum Experience tours discounted rates, $7.95-$11.95; Wing Luke Museum of the Asian Pacific American Experience, 719 S. King St., Seattle (206-623-5124 or wingluke.org).
First Thursdays, SAM
OCT. 5 Collections, temporary installations, special exhibitions; free admission and half price for special exhibits, 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Oct. 5, Seattle Art Museum, 1300 First Ave., Seattle (206-654-3100 or seattleartmuseum.org/).
Fort Nisqually Candlelight Tours
PLAN AHEAD Walking tour of life in 1855 by candlelight, every 15 minutes until 7-9 p.m. Oct. 6-7, Fort Nisqually Living History Museum, Point Defiance Park, Tacoma; $10-$15, advance purchase required (253-591-5339 or candlelighttour2017.eventbrite.com).
Grand Ridge Mine Hike
PLAN AHEAD Issaquah History Museums host hike to explore historic coal mining, 10 a.m. Oct. 8, East Sunset Trailhead, Issaquah; $7.50-$10, preregistration required (issaquahhistory.org).
Heritage Days, Sacajawea Historical State Park
FRI-SAT Historic presentations and demonstrations, storyteller and dancers from the Yakama Nation and Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation, history learning stations, from the Ice Age floods 13,000 years ago to the park’s 1927 founding; food vendors, 2-5 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, Sacajawea State Park, 2503 Sacajawea Park Road, Pasco; Discover Pass required for parking Friday, free day Saturday (friendsofsacajaweastatepark.org/wp/).
National Parks/State Parks Free Entrance Day
SAT National Public Lands Day Saturday, no entrance fees at all National Parks (www.nps.gov/planyourvisit/fee-free-parks.htm); free day use at all state parks, no Discover Pass required (discoverpass.wa.gov/136/State-Parks-Free-Days).
Native Plant Walk
SAT Walk to learn about native plants, for ages 10 and older, 1 p.m. Saturday, Seward Park Audubon Center, 5902 Lake Washington Boulevard S., Seattle; $5, preregister (sewardpark.audubon.org/events/native-plant-walk).
SAT-SUN All ages walk with games and activities geared toward ages 2-12, bug theme, 1 p.m. Saturday; guided walk for adults, explore the variety of fruits and nuts that in the Arboretum, 1 p.m. Sunday, Graham Visitor Center, 2300 Arboretum Dr. East, Seattle; free (206-685-8033 or /botanicgardens.uw.edu/washington-park-arboretum/).
Maple Viewing Festival
OCT. 5-15 Nature-inspired craft making, scavenger hunt, performances, activities for all ages, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Oct. 5-8, noon-5 p.m. Oct. 9, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Oct. 10-15; tea ceremonies, 1 and 2 p.m. Oct. 7, 12, 14, $10, reservations required; Seattle Japanese Garden, 1075 Lake Washington Blvd. E., Seattle; garden admission $4-$6, ages 5 and younger free (206-684-4725 or seattlejapanesegarden.org).
Live Wire Radio w/Luke Burbank
SAT Portland-based radio show recorded live, with guests “Outside In” director Lynn Shelton, “Last Week Tonight” writer Kevin Avery, slack key guitarist Makana, 8 p.m. Saturday, Neptune Theatre, 1303 N.E. 45th, Seattle; $18.50-$33.50 (livewireradio.org).
Seattle Jazz Vespers
SUN Casual, all-ages concert of jazz vocals with Trish, Hans, and Phil with John Anderson, 6 p.m. Sunday, Seattle First Baptist Church, 1111 Harvard Ave., Seattle; free, donations for musicians collected (seattlejazzvespers.org).
SAT Antique and vintage flea market in the parking lot, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, Pacific Galleries Antique Mall & Auction House, 241 South Lander, Seattle (206-292-3999 or pacgal.com).
Connect with Yesler community celebration
SAT All are invited to explore and celebrate Seattle’s Yesler neighborhood, activities for all ages including photo booths, Seattle Sounders’ obstacle courses, cultural performances, live music and art, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, Hoa Mai Gardens, South Washington Street and 10th Avenue South, Seattle (seattlehousing.org/events/connect-with-yesler).
Happy Birthday to Redmond Library and KCLS
SAT Celebration of 90th birthday of Redmond Library and 75th birthday of KCLS; sale of art books, tour of library art, Redmond High School Jazz Band, birthday cake, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, Redmond Library, 15990 N.E. 85th St., Redmond (425-885-1861 or kcls.org).
Snohomish County Buddy Walk
SAT Community event promoting inclusion and acceptance of people with Down syndrome, with live music, food, Caring Clowns, animal encounters, Bubble Man, Star Wars characters, for all ages, 2-5 p.m. Saturday, Harvey Airfield, 9900 Airport Way, Snohomish; free, donations suggested (206-890-4255 or dsasc.org).
Tacoma Arts Month
SUN-OCT. 31 Hundreds of community-hosted arts and culture events, exhibits, and workshopsm music, dance and theater performances; visual art exhibits; literary readings; lectures; workshops; film screenings and cultural events, many free and most for all ages, at various Tacoma venues through October (TacomaArtsMonth.com).
Seattle Arts & Lectures’ Women You Need to Know Series: Janet Mock
WED Writer, TV host and advocate Janet Mock, author of memoir, “Redefining Realness: My Path to Womanhood, Identity, Love & So Much More,” 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Benaroya Hall, 200 University St., Seattle; $20-$80 (206-621-2230 or /lectures.org/season/special_events.php?id=483).
IncluCITY- creating an inclusive Puget Sound
OCT. 5 Hosted by PROVAIL, to bring together the Puget Sound community to highlight individuals and organizations inclusion for people with disabilities, with interactive vendor displays to showcase efforts toward creating more inclusion and accessibility, 5 p.m. Oct. 5, McCaw Hall, Seattle; $25-$35, preregister (provail.org/inclucity).
Haunted History Ghost Tours of Seattle
FRI-SAT Paranormal Investigators guide tours with stories of unexplained, mysterious phenomenon in Seattle’s oldest neighborhood; parental discretion advised; 7 p.m. Fridays-Saturdays, Smith Tower, 506 Second Ave., Seattle; $7-$15 by reservation (hauntedhistoryseattle.com/index.php/tickets/).
Leavenworth Oktoberfest Getaway
SAT Round-trip coach transportation from Seattle or Bellevue to Leavenworth for six hours of free time; Leavenworth Oktoberfest with music and beer from Germany, $20; 9:30 a.m. Saturday and Oct. 7, 14, Sound Excursions; $60 (206-486-6002 or soundexcursions.com/oktoberfest).
Center for Urban Horticulture Tour
OCT. 5 Casual walk with seasonal highlights of gardens and natural areas, 1:30 p.m. Oct. 5, Center for Urban Horticulture, 3501 N.E. 41st St., Seattle; free, no registration needed (botanicgardens.uw.edu/center-for-urban-horticulture/).
Where the Salmon Run guided walk
OCT. 5 Capitol Volkssport Club 10K (6.2 miles) route including Capitol building, or 5K walk, groups for fast and medium/slow walkers, 8:50 a.m. Oct. 5, Tumwater Falls Park, 110 Deschutes Way S.W., Tumwater (capitolvolkssportclub.org).
Monster Mash Dash 5K Fun Run & Walk
PLAN AHEAD All ages 5K fun run and walk along Interurban Trail, shorter options available, costume contests, 9 a.m. Oct. 7, Shoreline City Hall, Shoreline; $5-$20 (206-801-2600 or shorelinewa.gov).