A detailed, categorized calendar of events all over Seattle and Western Washington, Oct. 13-19, 2017.

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Animal events

The Bat Lady

FRI Presentation on bats, photos, live bats, 7 p.m. Friday, Northwest Stream Center, McCollum Park, 600 128th St. S.E., Everett; $7, preregister (425-316-8592).

Coal Creek Natural Area Woof Walk

SAT Two mile walk to learn about park natural history and wildlife, one leashed dog per person, all ages welcome, 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Cinder Mine Trailhead, Newcastle Golf Club Road west of Redtown Trailhead, Newcastle; free, reservation required by 4 p.m. Friday (425-452-4195).

Point Defiance Zoo Boo

SAT-SUN Pumpkin enrichment treats for animals, jack-o’-lanterns display, games, activities, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium, 5400 N. Pearl St., Tacoma; $7.95-$17.95, $2 admission discount if in costume (253-591-5337 or pdza.org/calendar?cid=465).


Puget Sound Heart and Stroke Walk

SAT American Heart Association fundraiser, all ages 5K walk, 1K warrior walk, health expo, Kids Zone activities, 7:30 a.m. Saturday, Seattle Center, Seattle; free fundraising/donations encouraged (206-336-7203 or www2.heart.org/site/TR?fr_id=2458&pg=entry).

Beaux Arts Gala

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SAT Support Snohomish County’s ballet company with food, drinks, auction, season preview, 5:30 p.m. Saturday, Lynnwood Convention Center, 3819 196th St. S.W., Lynnwood; $85-$95 (425-774-7570 or olympicballet.com/obthome/performance-season/beaux-arts/).

Celebrate Viking Heritage

SUN Celebrating Viking heritage and Leif Erikson Day, Viking food, mead and beer, entertainment, Viking dress encouraged; proceeds benefit hall repairs and upgrades, 5 p.m. Sunday, Leif Erikson Hall, 2245 N.W. 57th St., Seattle; $30, $10/ages 6-13, preregister (206-783-1274 or brownpapertickets.com/event/3071404).

Renton Historical Society Auction

TUE Dinner, raffle, auction, 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Renton Senior Activity Center, 211 Burnett Ave., Renton; $45 (425-255-2330 or brownpapertickets.com/event/3057197).

Behind the Table: Meet the Artisans of Pike Place Market

PLAN AHEAD Silent auction, dinner, entertainment, benefits The Market Community Safety Net, 5 p.m. Oct. 20, Pike Place Market, Seattle; $40 (behindthetable.org).

Rainier Valley Historical Society Founder’s Dinner

PLAN AHEAD Italian dinner, raffle, auction, 6 p.m. Oct 21, Our Lady of Mount Virgin Hall, 2800 S. Massachusetts St., Seattle; $55 (rainiervalleyhistory.org/5th-annual-founders-dinner-1).


Friday Dance

FRI Country two-step dance lesson, 7 p.m., dance to country, swing, ballroom, Top 40, Latin 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/).

Thriller rehearsal, Seattle

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; free (seattlethrillers.com).

Thriller rehearsal, Redmond

SAT Learn Michael Jackson’s “Thriller” dance to participate in Redmond’s “Thrill the World” performance Oct. 28; for adults and ages 13 and older, 10:30 a.m. Saturday and Oct. 21, Redmond Senior Center, 8703 160th Ave. N.E., Redmond; $5-$7 (425-556-2314 or thrilltheworld.org/redmond/).

Just Dance

SUN For all levels, line dance, ages 18+, 6:30 p.m. Sunday, Rockin’ Horse Dance Barn, 11820 150th Ave. S.E., Renton; $8 (425-255-9211 or learn2dance4fun.com).

The Zom-Bees Knees Bash

PLAN AHEAD Halloween dance party in spooky speak-easy with dance performances, come in costume from the 1920s; ages 21 and older only, 8-11 p.m. Oct. 27-28 and 31, Smith Tower, 506 Second Ave., Seattle; $35-$40 (206-624-0414 or smithtower.com).



SAT-SUN Cultural roots and contemporary influences of Turkey, with performances, visual arts, activities, food, games, tea house, marketplace, 11 a.m. Saturday-Sunday, Seattle Center Armory, Seattle (206-684-7200 or seattlecenter.com/festal/).

Diwali: Lights of India

PLAN AHEAD Classical Indian music and dance performances, vegetarian Indian food, fashion show, displays, children’s activities, noon-6 p.m. Oct. 21, Seattle Center Armory, Seattle (206-684-7200 or vedicculturalcenter.org).

Food events

Oktoberfest Bingo, Brats and Beer

FRI Bingo games, dinner, for all ages; beer and wine available; benefits senior center, 6 p.m. Friday, East County Senior Center, 276 Sky River Parkway, Monroe; $20 (360-794-6359 or eastcountyseniorcenter.org).

Mobile Food Rodeo Round-Up

SAT Portion of the W6 lot closed to parking for food trucks/seating area, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Magnuson Park, 7400 Sand Point Way N.E., Seattle (mobilefoodrodeo.com/).

Huli Huli Chicken and Ribs, Des Moines

SAT Sale of chicken and rib meals or meat only, while supplies last, 10 a.m. Saturday, Samoan Christian Fellowship, 19804 Eighth Ave. S., Des Moines (206-870-1663 or schristianfellowship.org).

James Beard Foundation Tastes America Tour

SAT Cooking demos by James Beard Award winner Matt Dillon and Rachel Yang, book signings, tasting, 10 a.m. Saturday, Sur La Table, 90 Central Way, Kirkland; free, preregister (jamesbeard.org/taste-america-seattle).


Crown Bees Open House

SAT Mason bee harvest party, learn about raising them, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, Crown Bees, 13410 N.E. 177th Pl., Woodinville (crownbees.com/learn).

Evergreen Arboretum Bulb Fest

SAT Help plant bulbs, take home bulbs, noon Saturday, Evergreen Arboretum and Gardens, 145 Alverson Boulevard, Everett; free for members, annual membership $20/person, $35/family (425-257-8597 or evergreenarboretum.com).

Native Plant Sale

SAT-SUN Sale of locally sourced native plants, with expert advice on selection, planting and care, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday, Seward Park Audubon Center, 5902 Lake Washington Boulevard S., Seattle (206-652-2444 or sewardpark.audubon.org/).


Genealogy Information

SAT Information from South King County Genealogical Society to research your family tree, 2-4 p.m. Saturday, Burien Library, 400 S.W. 152nd St., Burien (206-243-3490 or kcls.org).

Seattle Antiquarian Book Fair

SAT-SUN Collectible books, prints, maps, posters and other cultural and historical artifacts from U.S. and international vendors, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday, Seattle Center Exhibition Hall, 299 Mercer St., Seattle; $5 (seattlebookfair.com).

Northwest Record Show

SUN Collectible LPs and 45s in all genres including rock, blues, jazz, soul, hip-hop, electronic and country, posters and other music-related collectibles by 50 vendors, 10 a.m. Sunday, Seattle Center Pavilion, Seattle; $3, $1 off admission with canned food bank donation (206-684-7200 or seattlecenter.com/).

Museum events

Northwest Seaport Chantey Sing

FRI Sea songs celebrate our connections to the sea and sailors, easy to sing for all ages, 8 p.m. Friday, Virginia V Steamer, 860 Terry Ave. N., Suite 223, Seattle; free (206-447-9800 or nwseaport.org).

Come Fly With Us! Sand Point Aviation History Celebration

SUN Tours of the Sand Point Historic District, indoor radio-controlled aircraft flying, model aircraft building demonstration and exhibit, paper aircraft construction contest, Living History presentations and storytelling, history of Sand Point Aviation slideshow, veterans honor ceremony, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday, Hangar 30, Magnuson Park, 6310 N.E. 74th St., Seattle; free, preregistration requested (206-362-5716 or sandptnavsta.org).

History Cafe: Woodland Park Zoo

WED Seattle Public Library and MOHAI host John Bierlein, author of “Woodland: The Story of the Animals and People of Woodland Park Zoo,” 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Museum of History & Industry (MOHAI) Compass Cafe, 860 Terry Ave. N., Seattle; free (mohai.org/calendar/).

Meeker Mansion Downton Abbey Themed Tea

PLAN AHEAD Come dressed in “Downton Abbey” themed” attire, awards for best themed dress or hat, Victorian tea and tour, 1 p.m. Oct. 21, Meeker Mansion, 312 Spring St., Puyallup; $18 (253-848-1770 or meekermansion.org).

Park events

Maple Viewing Festival

FRI-SUN Nature-inspired craft making, maple tree scavenger hunt, live performances, activities for all ages surrounded by colors of fall, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. through Sunday, Seattle Japanese Garden, 1075 Lake Washington Blvd. E., Seattle; $4-$6, ages 5 and younger free (206-684-4725 or seattlejapanesegarden.org/events-calendar/2017/10/5/maple-viewing-festival-2017).

Kubota Garden Fall Color Tour

SAT Guided tour to see fall color, including Japanese Maple collection, 10 a.m. Saturdays through Oct., Kubota Garden Park, 9600 Renton Ave. S., Seattle; free (kubotagarden.org).

Cedar River Salmon Journey

SAT-SUN See spawning salmon, learn about their epic journey from the ocean back to the Cedar River, for all ages, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturdays-Sundays in October, Renton King County Library, 100 Mill Ave. S., Renton; Cedar River Park, 1717 S.E. Maple Valley Hwy., Renton; Cavanaugh Pond, Southeast 174th Avenue and Maple Valley Highway, Renton; and by 40-minute tour of the dam to learn about Seattle’s water supply, last tour leaves 3:15 p.m., Landsburg Park and Dam, Southeast 252nd Place and Landsburg Road Southeast, Ravensdale (seattleaquarium.org/salmon-journey).

Arboretum walk

SUN Guided walk for adults, fall color theme, 1 p.m. Sunday, Graham Visitor Center, 2300 Arboretum Dr. East, Seattle; free (206-685-8033 or /botanicgardens.uw.edu/washington-park-arboretum/).


Unity in Community Fall Concert

SAT API Chaya nonprofit that supports survivors of violence event, food, games, drinks, performances by Nikkita Oliver, Kimmortal, RISE and more, 5:30 p.m. Saturday, Washington Hall, 153 14th Ave., Seattle; $20 (apichaya.org/guest-registration).


SUN Open house and flying trapeze show with circus activities, games, performances, try juggling, tight wire walking, flying trapeze or trampoline, carnival games, food vendors; proceeds support youth scholarships and circus programs for kids, 1-5:30 p.m. Sunday, School of Acrobatics and New Circus Arts (SANCA), 674 S. Orcas St., Seattle; shows free, games $1 (206-652-4433 or sancaseattle.org).

Puget Sound Traditional Jazz Society

SUN Dixieland jazz for listening and dancing with Black Swan Classic Jazz Band, 1 p.m. Sunday, Ballard Elks Club, 6411 Seaview Ave. N.W., Seattle; $15 (425-776-5072 or pstjs.org).

Ignite Seattle

OCT. 19 Storytellers give 5-minute talks on a wide range of topics with 20 slides, 8 p.m. Oct. 19, Egyptian Theater, 805 E. Pine St., Seattle; $5 (townhallseattle.org/event/ignite/).

The Tannahill Weavers

PLAN AHEAD Traditional Scottish music, 7:30 p.m. Oct. 20, Ballard Homestead, 6541 Jones Ave N.W., Seattle; $15-$25 (fremontabbey.org/events/).


Spooky Sprint

PLAN AHEAD Tot Sprint for ages 2-5, haunted 1 or 2 mile fun runs for ages 6-12, costumes welcome, 10 a.m. Oct. 21, Magnuson Park, Seattle; $20, register by Oct. 16 (206-684-4736 or parkways.seattle.gov/2017/09/29/family-fun-halloween-events/).


Marketplace Pre-Holiday Bazaar

SAT Vendors, food, proceeds benefit scholarships for community center programs, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Rainier Beach Community Center, 8825 Rainier Ave. S., Seattle (206-386-1925).

Fibers & Beyond Sale & Exhibit

SAT Fashion and home décor by local fiber artists, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, Jansen Art Center, 321 Front St., Lynden (360-354-3600 or whatcomweaversguild.org).

Special interest

Michael Eric Dyson

FRI Scott Bullitt Lecture in American History, author and professor Dyson discusses “Martin Luther King Jr. and (African) American Leadership in the 21st Century,” hosted by Seattle Public Library; books available for purchase and signing, 7 p.m. Friday, Mount Zion Baptist Church, 1634 19th Ave., Seattle; free, no tickets or reservations required (206-386-4636).

Taste of Iceland

SAT-SUN Iceland Day art and music events, cooking demonstrations, 11 a.m.-3 p.m., Reykjavik Calling concerts by Icelandic bands, 7 p.m. Saturday, KEXP Gathering Space, 472 First Ave. N., Seattle; register (kexp.org); Shortfish, Iceland Short Film Festival, 2 p.m. Sunday, SIFF Film Center, 305 Harrison St., Seattle (icelandnaturally.com/).

Providence Hospice of Seattle Autumn Bonfire

SAT Families who have lost a loved one gather to share stories, 3-5 p.m. Saturday, Alki Beach Park, 1702 Alki Ave. S.W., Seattle (206-749-7699 or providencehospiceofseattle.org/programs-and-services/grief-support/events-and-group-calendar/).

Redmond Historical Society Speaker Series

SAT Writer Mayumi Tsutakawa shares her family’s 100-year history in the Northwest including internment during World War II, 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Old Redmond Schoolhouse Community Center, 16600 N.E. 80th St., Redmond; suggested $5 donation (redmondhistoricalsociety.org).

Arts and Tech Fest

SAT-SUN Designed for adults in midlife and beyond, experiment with technology, learn a new art form or rediscover an old one, “sampler” stations include 3D pens, Virtual Reality, music production, circuit design and more, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, 1-5 p.m. Sunday, Kent Library, 212 Second Ave. N., Kent (253-859-3330 or kcls.org).

Great Photo Giveway, Mercer Island

SAT-SUN Mercer Island Historical Society making available hundreds of black-and-white photos that were used in the production of the Mercer Island Reporter newspaper from the 1970s to about 2000, first come, first served, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, 1-4 p.m. Sunday, Mercer Island Library, 4400 88th Ave. S.E., Mercer Island; free (206-236-3537 or kcls.org).

Witness Tree: Seasons of Change with a Century-Old Oak

TUE Seward Park Audubon Center hosts author and Seattle Times reporter Lynda Mapes to discuss “Witness Tree,” chronicle of the year she spent with a one-hundred-year-old oak in Massachusetts and how it has been impacted by our warming world, 6 p.m. Tuesday, The Royal Room, 5000 Rainier Ave. S., Seattle; free, reservations required (206-652-2444 or sewardpark.audubon.org/events/lynda-v-mapes-witness-tree-seasons-change-century-old-oak).

What Do We Mean When We Talk About Race?

OCT. 19 Explore The Seattle Times “Under Our Skin” video project around race and inclusiveness, discussion to think and talk about issues of race in a deeper way, challenge your assumptions and build common ground, 7 p.m. Oct. 19, Kirkland Library, 308 Kirkland Ave., Kirkland; free (425-822-2459 or kcls.org).

Travel events

Travel seminars

SAT Oaxaca, Mexico trekking and culinary tours, 10 a.m., walking Hadrian’s Wall and Antonine Way 1 p.m. Saturday, Savvy Traveler, 112 Fifth Ave. S., Edmonds; free call for reservations (425-744-6076 or savvytravelerstore.com).


Green Tacoma Day

SAT Improve green spaces at several Tacoma locations, with one of the main events to plant trees at playground, no experience necessary, tools provided, bring work or gardening gloves if you have them, children welcome; 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, Verlo Playfield, 4321 McKinley Ave., Tacoma and other Tacoma locations (greentacomaday.org).