A detailed, categorized calendar of events all over Seattle and Western Washington, Nov. 3-9, 2017.

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Animal events

Langley Whale Center Grand Re-Opening

SAT Opening in new, larger location, educational exhibits of Orcas and other marine mammals, educational videos, events, research, 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Saturday, Langley Whale Center, 105 Anthes Ave., Langley (facebook.com/LangleyWhaleCenter).

Chillin’ With Polar Bears

SAT-SUN Polar bear keeper talks, enrichment activities, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday-Sunday; Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium, 5400 N. Pearl St., Tacoma; $7.95-$17.95; also, Electric Vehicle Ride-and-Drive, test-drive electric cars and e-bikes around Point Defiance, outside Zoo entrance Saturday (253-591-5337 or pdza.org).

Adopt a Senior Pet Month

ONGOING Reduced adoption fees for animals over eight years old, $25/cats, $50/dogs, noon-6 p.m. Wednesdays-Sundays, Homeward Pet, 13132 N.E. 177th Place, Woodinville (425-488-4444 or homewardpet.org/).

Auto events

Seattle International Auto Show

NOV. 9-12 New model-year vehicles, concept and classic cars, 2-9 p.m. Nov. 9, noon-9 p.m. Nov. 10, 9 a.m.-9 p.m. Nov. 11, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Nov. 12, CenturyLink Field Event Center, 800 Occidental Ave. S., Seattle; $14-$16, ages 12 and younger free (seattleautoshow.com).


Holiday Craft Market, Kent

FRI-SAT Handmade arts and crafts, bake sale, lunch, musical entertainment, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Kent Senior Activity Center, 600 E. Smith St., Kent (253-856-5150 or kentwa.gov/residents/parks-recreation-and-community-services/events).

Christianson’s Holiday Open House and Arts Alive

FRI-SUN Holiday decorations, arts, crafts and garden vendors, 5-8 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, Christianson’s Nursery, 15806 Best Road, Mount Vernon (360-466-3821 or christiansonsnursery.com).

University District Farmers Market

SAT Fresh produce and farm products, food vendors, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturdays year around, University Way & N.E. 50th Ave., Seattle (seattlefarmersmarkets.org).

Lake Forest Park Library Book Sale

SAT New and used fiction, nonfiction, children’s, holiday, art, cookbooks, travel, $1 and up, proceeds benefit library programs; 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, everything half-price 3-4 p.m.; no boxes; Lake Forest Park Town Center, 17171 Bothell Way N.E., Lake Forest Park (206-362-8860).

Bothell Sons of Norway Bazaar, Bake Sale & Luncheon

SAT Norwegian crafts, rag dolls, wreaths, handmade items for the kitchen and dining room, doll clothes, sweaters, bake sale, lunch featuring Nordic specialties available; cash or checks, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, Bothell Sons of Norway, 23905 Bothell-Everett Highway, Bothell (bothellsonsofnorway.org).

Julefest Christmas Bazaar

SAT Norwegian needlework, ornaments, quilts, children’s items, bake sale, lunch, Scandinavian foods demos; benefits local food banks and mission projects; 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, Zion Lutheran Church, 25105 132nd Ave. S.E., Kent (253-631-0100).

Handmade Tile and Art Festival

SAT-SUN Artisan Tile NW handmade tiles by 20+ tile artists in a range of styles and techniques from classic to contemporary tile for wall hanging, garden, or interior installation, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Sunday, Mount Baker Community Club, 2811 Mount Rainier Drive S., Seattle (artisantilenw.org).

Polish Bazaar

SAT-SUN Dine-in and take-home Polish food including pickle soup, borscht, pierogi, Polish sausage, cabbage rolls, Polish, pastries; selection of amber, books, crafts, Polish crystal, Boleslawiec pottery, Christmas ornaments and wafers (oplatki), noon-6 p.m. Saturday-Sunday; Polish Choir Vivat Musica! performance, 2:30 p.m. Saturday, Polish Cultural Center, 1714 18th Ave., Seattle (206-322-3020 or polishhome.org).

Scandinavian Holiday Bazaar

SAT-SUN Holiday Bazaar with two floors of vendors, homemade Swedish Pea Soup and other food available, baked goods, aquavit tastings, espresso, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday-Sunday; Swedish pancake breakfast with lingonberries, ham, music and folk dancing, 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Sunday, $5-$9, ages 5 and younger free; Swedish Club, 1920 Dexter Ave. N., Seattle (206-283-1090 or swedishclubnw.org).

Issaquah Library Book Sale

SAT-SUN Bargain prices on used books, proceeds benefit library programs, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, 1-5 p.m. Sunday, Issaquah Library, 10 W. Sunset Way, Issaquah (425-392-5430 or kcls.org/issaquah).

Danish Holiday Bazaar

SUN Food including open-faced sandwiches, holiday shopping including gifts, Christmas items from Denmark, Danish Christmas cookies, raffle of unique Danish julekurve (Christmas baskets); proceeds benefit Northwest Danish Association programs including Eldercare; pay by cash or check; 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Sunday, Seattle Danish Center, 1833 N. 105th St., Seattle (northwestdanish.org/danish-holiday-bazaar/).

Ballard Farmers Market

SUN Year-round market, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Sundays, Ballard Avenue Northwest and 22nd Avenue Northwest, Seattle (sfmamarkets.com).

Capitol Hill Farmers Market

SUN Farm products, food vendors, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Sundays year around, Broadway and East Pine Street, Seattle (seattlefarmersmarkets.org).

West Seattle Farmers Market

SUN Farm products, food vendors, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Sundays year around, Southwest Alaska Street and California Avenue Southwest, Seattle (seattlefarmersmarkets.org).

Holiday Home and Gift Show, Snohomish

TUE-NOV. 11 Hundreds of unique gifts, crafts, home décor, wine and food available; 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Nov. 7-10, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Nov. 11, The Golf Club at Echo Falls, 20414 121st Ave. SE, Snohomish (starvinghousewives.com).

Seattle Goodwill Glitter Sale

NOV. 8, 11-12 Dressy and designer clothing, jewelry sale to benefit Goodwill job training and education programs; preview shopping event, 4-8 p.m. Nov. 8, $50-$125/admission; shopping open to all 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Nov. 11-12, entry by numbered wristband approximately 7 a.m. daily (seattlegoodwill.org/sales-and-events/glitter-sale).

Holiday Auction & Bazaar

NOV. 9 Holiday gifts, goodies and gift baskets, book sale, raffle, brunch, hosted by P.E.O. Chapter GE, proceeds support higher education assistance for women; 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Nov. 9, St. Thomas Episcopal Church, 8398 N.E. 12th St., Medina (206-799-1858).

Ladies Night Out at Country Village

NOV. 9 Drawings, refreshments, discounts, 6-8 p.m. Nov. 9, Country Village, 23718 Bothell-Everett Highway, Bothell (425-483-2250 or countryvillagebothell.com).

Newport Ski Swap

PLAN AHEAD 10,000 new and used items of snow sports gear at bargain prices; noon-9 p.m. Nov. 10, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Nov. 11, Newport High School, 4333 Factoria Blvd. S.E., Bellevue (newportskiswap.com).

Latvian Center Christmas Bazaar

PLAN AHEAD Christmas specialty foods, ethnic Latvian foods, decorative pillows, dolls, hand-dyed yarns, knitted articles, stuffed toys, jewelry, ceramics, hot meals, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Nov. 11, noon-4 p.m. Nov. 12, Latvian Community Center, 11710 Third Ave. N.E., Seattle (206-362-9894 or seattlelatviancenter.com).


Appetite for Justice Benefit Dinner

SAT Trinidadian dinner, beverages, speaker Lauren Ornelas, founder of Food Empowerment Project, auction, 7 p.m. Saturday, Northwest African American Museum, 2300 S. Massachusetts St., Seattle; $30-$70 (appetiteforjustice.bpt.me).

Heather Tartan Ball

SAT Pipe band performances, silent auction, Scottish country dancing, live music, food and beverages available; proceeds benefit Pacific Northwest Highland Games and Clan Gathering, 6 p.m. Saturday, Latvian Community Center, 11710 Third Ave. N.E., Seattle; $20/advance, $25/at the door (sshga.org).

Bayside Brunch Disco Fever

SUN Disco music, costume contest, brunch buffet to benefit community to benefit programs for seniors and youth, 9:30 a.m. Sunday, Anthony’s HomePort, 421 S. 227th St., Des Moines; $80 (desmoineslegacy.org/).

Empowering Youth Luncheon

TUE Luncheon to celebrate alumni and raise funds for scholarships, 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, Sheraton Seattle Hotel, 1400 Sixth Ave., Seattle; $100 (425-416-2034 or /collegesuccessfoundation.org/wa/empowering-youth-seattle).

City Fruit Celebrates

NOV. 9 Cider tasting, auction, games, music; benefits City Fruit tree conservation and stewardship, 6-9 p.m. Nov. 9, Metropolist, 2931 First Ave. S., Seattle; $85 (cityfruit.org/calendar/city-fruit-celebrates-2017).

Taste of the Seahawks

PLAN AHEAD Tastes from 22 restaurants, beverages, sports celebrities, music, auction; all proceeds benefit Food Lifeline and Ben’s Fund for children with autism, 6 p.m. Nov. 13, CenturyLink Field, Seattle; $150 (universe.com/events/taste-of-the-seahawks-tickets-seattle-8TBC90).


Friday Dance

FRI Line dance 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/).

Skandia Dance

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

Library Lounge Playback After Hours

SAT Dance to new music being added to PlayBack, Seattle Public Library’s online local music collection; launch party with live music by PlayBack artists, DJ, drag and burlesque performances, cash bar, 8 p.m.-midnight Saturday, Seattle Central Library, 1000 Fourth Ave., Seattle; free (206-386-4636 or spl.org).

Sno-King International Folk Dance Club

SAT Variety of dances from many countries, lesson at 7:30 p.m., no-partner, couple, set dances, 7 p.m. Saturday, Cedar Valley Grange, 20526 52nd Ave. W., Lynnwood; $5 (206-524-7360 or sno-king.org).


Day of the Dead Festival

SAT Celebrate Latin American holiday honoring the dead with food, drink and festivities, community procession and dedication of a traditional altar to the deceased, 4-7 p.m. Saturday, Phinney Neighborhood Center, 6532 Phinney Ave. N., Seattle; free (206-783-2244 or phinneycenter.org/calendar/dia/).

Dia de los Muertos Day of the Dead Festival

FRI Performances, ofrendas (altars), arts and crafts, food vendor, costumes welcome, 6-9 p.m. Friday, Burien Community Center, 14700 Sixth Ave. S.W., Burien (burienwa.gov/index.aspx?NID=900).

Hmong New Year

SAT Harvest festival with needlework, clothing, music and dance performances with traditional Hmong instruments, artifacts and Hmong house display, Hmong-inspired food and craft vendors, cooking demonstrations, children’s craft activities, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday; Seattle Center Armory, Seattle (206-684-7200 or hmongofwa.org).

Day of the Dead Festival

SAT Celebrate Latin American holiday honoring the dead with food, drink and festivities, community procession and dedication of a traditional altar to the deceased, 4-7 p.m. Saturday, Phinney Neighborhood Center, 6532 Phinney Ave. N., Seattle; free (206-783-2244 or phinneycenter.org/calendar/dia/).

Dia de los Muertos Community Festival

SUN Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) celebration of departed loved ones and the cycle of life, community festival includes a colorful tapete (sand painting), 30 community altars, traditional foods, Aztec dancing, art-making, mariachi, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday, Tacoma Art Museum, 1701 Pacific Ave., Tacoma; free (253-272-4257 or tacomaartmuseum.org/event/13th-dia-de-muertos/).

Auburn’s 52nd Veterans Day Parade & Observance

PLAN AHEAD Parade, 11 a.m. Nov. 11, Static Display and Exhibit Showcase military equipment, vehicles and information, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., downtown Auburn; Veterans Day High School Marching Band Competition, 1-10 p.m. Nov. 11, Auburn Memorial Stadium, 801 Fourth Ave. N.E., Auburn (auburnwa.gov/things_to_do/special_events.htm).

Food events

Pancake Breakfast

SAT Pancakes, eggs, ham, all ages welcome; proceeds support senior center, 8-11 a.m. Saturday, Northshore Senior Center, 10201 E. Riverside Drive, Bothell; $5 (425-487-2441 or northshoreseniorcenter.org).

CiderFest, BelleWood Acres

SAT Hard cider tasting, brats, cider brewing workshop, 1-5 p.m. Saturday, Bellewood Acres, 6140 Guide Meridian Drive, Lynden; $1-$50 (360-318-7720 or bellewoodfarms.com).

Rising Stars Wine Tasting: With Walter Clore Wine and Culinary Center

MON Meet winemakers, taste and buy wine, raffle, 4:30 p.m. Monday, World Trade Center, 2200 Alaskan Way, Seattle; $40 (206-441-5144 or wtcseattle.com/rising_stars_wine_tasting).

Elysian Taproom Grand Opening

NOV. 9 Brewery tours on the hour, $2 pints, snacks, games, DJ, for all ages, dogs welcome; 20 taps, cask-conditioned beers, food trucks, 5 p.m. Nov. 9, Elysian Brewing Taproom, 5410 Airport Way S., Seattle (facebook.com/events/149274255814199/).


Evergreen Chrysanthemum Association Mum Show

FRI-SUN Display of hundreds of large exhibition English mums, plant culture, noon-4 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, Volunteer Park Conservatory, 1400 E. Galer St., Seattle (206-878-8010 or ecamumclub.org).


Words, Writers and West Seattle

FRI Author Molly Ringle discusses her paranormal romance book “The Goblins of Bellwater,” 5 p.m. Friday, Barnes & Noble, 2600 S.W. Barton St., Seattle (206-290-8315 or loghousemuseum.info/events/words-writers-and-west-seattle).

Mini Game Day: Build A Better World

SAT Tabletop games, board games, dice games, role playing games, indy games with their designers teaching you how to play, all focused on theme “Build A Better World,” noon-5 p.m. Saturday, Skyway Library, 12601 76th Ave. S., Seattle (206-772-5541 or facebook.com/events/242481056275956/).

WSSCA Convention and Sports Collectible Show

SAT-SUN Washington State Sports Collectors Association (WSSCA) sports memorabilia show, 45 tables of vintage and modern sports cards and collectibles, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Sunday, Meridian Park Elementary School, 17077 Meridian Ave. N., Shoreline; $3 (206-914-1614 or wsscaseattle.com).

Antique and Collectible Show

SAT-SUN Vintage items from the 1880s to the 1970s from hundreds of vendors, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday, Washington State Fair Events Center, 110 Ninth Ave. S.W., Puyallup; $7 (253-841-5045 or christinepalmer.net).

Jet City Comic Show

SAT-SUN Comic book convention, exhibits, vendors, speakers, gaming, costume contest, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, Tacoma Convention Center, 1500 Broadway, Tacoma; $10-$15 (jetcitycomicshow.com/).

Puget Sound Civil War Round Table

NOV. 9 Dinner, author Richard A. Hanks discusses “Vermont’s Proper Son: The Letters of Soldier and Scholar Edwin Hall Higley,” 6 p.m. Nov. 9, China Harbor, 2040 Westlake Ave. N., Seattle; $21 (206-524-4434 or pscwrt.org).

Great Train Expo

PLAN AHEAD Traveling model train show with hundreds of vendors, displays, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Nov. 11-12, Washington State Fair Events Center, Puyallup; $9, ages 12 and younger free (trainshow.com/puyallup).

Museum events

Dia de los Muertos Celebration

FRI-SUN Public remembrances and offerings ofrenda (altar) open to the public, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. through Sunday, Bainbridge Island Museum of Art, 550 Winslow Way East, Bainbridge (biartmuseum.org).

Diwali Family Festival

SAT Festival of Lights dance performances, art activities, fashion show, traditional music, for all ages, 11 a.m. Saturday, Seattle Art Museum, 1300 First Ave., Seattle; free, preregistration requested (seattleartmuseum.org).

War Machine Weekend

SAT-SUN “Propaganda in a World at War” examines aviation during World Wars I and II and Vietnam, with historic aircraft, lectures, pilots, panel presentations, authors, living history performances, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday-Sunday; reception, lecture and book signing with historian and author Edward E. Gordon on Hitler and the rise of the Third Reich, 5:30 p.m. Saturday, $10; Museum of Flight, 9404 E. Marginal Way S., Seattle; $13-$23 museum admission (206-764-5700 or musuemofflight.org).

“You’re Not From Around Here, Are You?”

SUN Opening day of exhibit on the multifaceted experiences of Black people in the Pacific Northwest in a collection of collages, altered books and sculptures to consider the ways African-American racial identities are both influenced by and bound to the Northwest, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Wednesdays thru Sundays, until 7 p.m. Thursdays, Sunday-April 8, 2018, Northwest African American Museum, 2300 S. Massachusetts St., Seattle; $5-$7 (206-518-6000 or naamnw.org).

Amazing Animals

PLAN AHEAD New event combining previous annual Bug Blast and Meet the Mammals events; see hundreds of specimens from the Burke’s entomology and mammal collections, presentations, displays, animal-inspired craft activities; 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Nov. 12, Burke Museum of Natural History and Culture, University of Washington, Seattle; $7.50-$10, free for ages 4 and younger and UW students, faculty and staff (206-543-5590 or burkemuseum.org).

Park events

Family Day Haiku Workshop

SAT Walk through the garden for inspiration to write a traditional Japanese poem, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, Seattle Japanese Garden, 1075 Lake Washington Blvd. E., Seattle; $4-$6 (206-684-4725 or seattlejapanesegarden.org).

Family Weekend Walk

SAT All ages walk with games and activities geared toward ages 2-12; 1 p.m. Saturday, Graham Visitor Center, 2300 Arboretum Dr. E., Seattle (206-685-8033 or /botanicgardens.uw.edu/washington-park-arboretum/).

Kitsap Salmon Tours

SAT Celebrating the return of salmon to local streams, salmon viewing at several venues, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday; information, arts and crafts, Poulsbo Fish Park, 288 N.W. Lindvig Way, Poulsbo; Chico Salmon Viewing Park, Chico Way at Golf Club Hill, Bremerton; Chico Creek, 4270 Kittyhawk Dr. N.W., Bremerton; Clear Creek Sa’quad Interpretive Center, 9641 Levin Road N.W., Silverdale; Otto Jarstad Park, 4230 W. Belfair Valley Road, Bremerton; Salmon Haven at Dickerson Creek, 2613 Northlake Way N.W., Bremerton; and, hike 1.5 miles rough, steep terrain through old growth forest to look for salmon in creek, tours leave 10 a.m.-1 p.m., Mountaineers Foundation Rhododendron Preserve, 3153 Seabeck Highway N.W., Bremerton (extension.wsu.edu/kitsap/nrs/water-stewards/kitsap-salmon-tours).

Mushroom walk

SAT-SUN Walk to learn about mushrooms for ages 12 and older, 2-4 p.m. Saturday, Camp Long, 5200 35th Ave. S.W., free; 1-4 p.m. Sunday, Discovery Park, $5/person; preregister (206-386-4237 or seattle.gov/parks).

Arboretum Walk

SUN November tours focus on ancient tree species, 1 p.m. Sunday, Graham Visitor Center, 2300 Arboretum Dr. East, Seattle; free (206-543-8800 or uwbotanicgardens.org).

Sno-Park permits

ONGOING Sno-Park permits to park in specially cleared, designated parking lots with access to areas for cross-country skiing, snowmobiling, dog sledding, snowshoeing, tubing; revenue from Sno-Park sales is entirely dedicated to the Winter Recreation Program; available for purchase online and through vendors statewide; $20-$40 (parks.state.wa.us/130/winter-recreation).

State Parks/National Park Free Days

PLAN AHEAD Free day use at all state parks, no Discover Pass required, Veterans Day, Nov. 11 (discoverpass.wa.gov/136/State-Parks-Free-Days); and free admission Nov. 11-12 at all National Parks (nps.gov/planyourvisit/fee-free-parks.htm).


Seattle Jazz Vespers

SUN Casual concert featuring Northwest musicians and their families with audience participation, children welcome, 6 p.m. Sunday, Seattle First Baptist Church, 1111 Harvard Ave., Seattle; free, donations for musicians collected (seattlejazzvespers.org).


Winter Pineapple Classic

SUN Obstacle course 5k for all ages includes climbing walls, slip n’ slide, while holding a pineapple; finish line Hawaiian food and beer garden; proceeds support Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, 9 a.m. Sunday, Marymoor Park, 6046 W. Lake Sammamish Parkway N.E., Redmond; $50 (206-628-0777 or llswa.org/site/PageServer?pagename=pc_home).

Special interest

Georgetown Morgue Haunted House

FRI-SAT Final weekend of haunted attraction for ages 13 and older; 7-11 p.m. Friday-Saturday, 5000 E. Marginal Way S., Seattle; $23-$43 (206-762-2067 or seattlehaunts.com/georgetown-morgue/home.php).

Celebrate the Russian Revolution on its 100th Anniversary

SAT Freedom Socialist Party hosts speakers including Freedom Socialist 2012 vice presidential candidate Christina Lopez, music, 7:30 p.m.; Taste of Russia dinner with vegan options, 6 p.m. Saturday, New Freeway Hall, 5018 Rainier Ave. S., Seattle; $3-$10 (206-722-2453 or socalism.com/seattle).

Travel events

Travel seminars

SAT The Maasai in Kenya, 10 a.m. Saturday, Savvy Traveler, 112 Fifth Ave. S., Edmonds; free, call for reservations (425-744-6076 or savvytravelerstore.com).


Green Seattle Day

SAT Help plant thousands of plants at parks around Seattle, no experience necessary, tools, gloves, coffee, snacks provided, 9 a.m.-noon; hub at Jefferson Community Center with speakers, shuttles to five nearby parks, free lunch at noon for volunteers; 9 a.m. Saturday, Jefferson Community Center, 3801 Beacon Ave. S., Seattle; events at other locations around the city; preregister (greenseattle.org).

Westcrest Park — Green Seattle Day

SAT Help plant thousands of plants throughout the park, 9 a.m. Saturday, Westcrest Park, 9000 Eighth Ave. S.W., Seattle; free (seattle.cedar.greencitypartnerships.org/event/11868/).

Freeway Park bulb planting

SAT Help add some seasonal color to the park for the springtime, tools, gloves, coffee and treats provided, 10 a.m. Saturday, Freeway Park, 700 Seneca St., Seattle (freewayparkassociation.org).