Foul weather, a group leader’s illness, insufficient sign-ups — many situations can cancel or cause schedule changes for events and outings. To be certain of your plans, always check before you go.


Alliance for Education Black & Orange Gala

SAT Dinner, auction to benefit Seattle Public School students, 5 p.m. Saturday, Fairmont Olympic Hotel, 411 University St., Seattle; $250 (206-205-0335 or

Eat, Drink, Shuffle!

SUN Darts and shuffleboard competitions, raffle items, food and drink to benefit nonprofit AtWork!, supporting people with disabilities in the workforce, 2-5 p.m. Sunday, Tavern Hall, 505 Bellevue Square, Bellevue; $50 (

The Glamour of the Golden Age

TUE Roaring ’20s theme with jazz music from The Good Co, craft cocktails from master mixologist Kim Arispe and film screenings from Northwest Film Forum, ticket sales benefit NWFF, 7-10 p.m., Tuesday, The Ruins, 570 Roy St., Seattle; $20 (

BrainBox Benefit Concert

PLAN AHEAD Album-release benefit concert with artist Lady Jay, see poetic and artistic expression while helping to raise awareness for homeless families, literacy and troubled youth, 8-10:30 p.m., meet and greet 7-7:45 p.m., Oct. 11, Langston Hughes Performing Arts Center, 104 17th Ave. S., Seattle; $15-$30 (


“Thriller” Dance Workshops

SAT Get prepared to join Redmond Zombies in the “Thriller” dance on Oct. 26, four-week workshop to learn the dance in preparation for the big day, for ages 8 through adult, 1 p.m. Saturday, Redmond Senior Center, 8703 160th Ave. N.E., Redmond; $5-$7 per class (425-556-2314 or



FRI-SUN Munich-style celebration with German bier and food, entertainment, games, Weiner Dog Races, root beer garden, Stein Dash 5K; noon-midnight Oct. 4, ages 21 and older only after 6 p.m.; 11 a.m.-midnight Oct. 5, ages 21 and older only after 6 p.m.; 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Oct. 6, Washington State Fair Events Center, 110 Ninth Ave. S.W., Puyallup; free/noon-3 p.m. Oct. 4; $12-$15/Saturday and after 3 p.m. Friday; $7.50/Sunday; ages 12 and younger free daily (

Kelsey Creek Farm Fair

SAT Celebrate fall, children’s crafts, inflatables, entertainment, tractor rides, vintage tractor displays, pumpkin pasture, 11 a.m.-4 p.m., Saturday, Kelsey Creek Farm Park, 410 130th Place S.E., Bellevue; free admission, fees for some activities, cash only; free shuttle service available from Wilburton Park and Ride, 720 114th Ave. S.E. and Bannerwood Sports Park, 1630 132nd Ave. S.E. (425-452-7688 or

The Island School Carnival

SAT Carnival games, food, used book sale, music, rain or shine, food and activities for purchase noon-4 p.m., Saturday, The Island School, 8553 N.E. Day Road, Bainbridge Island; free (

Cultural Festival of India — Namaste India

SAT Celebrate Indian art and culture, entertainment, regional and international talent showcasing many varieties of classical, folk dance forms, face painting, henna, vender booths, vegetarian food truck and more, noon-6 p.m., Saturday, Sammamish Commons Plaza, 801 228th Ave. S.E., Sammamish; free (

Issaquah Salmon Days

SAT-SUN Celebrating 50 years, art show and marketplace, Field of Fun activities, Foods of the World vendors, salmon hatchery, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday-Sunday; Grand Parade, 10 a.m. Saturday, downtown Issaquah, Front Street and East Sunset Way, Issaquah; free (


SUN Celebrate Croatian culture with musical ensembles, colorful clothing, savories and sweets, and imported goods, wine tasting, noon-6 p.m., Sunday, Seattle Center Pavilion, 305 Harrison St., Seattle; free, wine tasting $15 (

Taste of Iceland

PLAN AHEAD Food, culture and music, mostly free activities ranging from an Icelandic Takeover of Tom Douglas’ restaurant Cuoco and panel discussions at the Nordic Museum, times and locations vary, Oct. 11, Nordic Museum, 2655 N.W. Market St., Seattle; prices vary (


Seattle International Fashion Film Festival

PLAN AHEAD Network, hear from film and fashion experts, watch fashion films, 4-10 p.m. Oct. 12, Carco Theatre, 1717 Maple Valley Highway, Renton; $10 (

Dungeness Crab and Seafood Festival

PLAN AHEAD Celebration of food, agriculture and maritime traditions of the Olympic Peninsula and Native American culture with Crab Central restaurants and crab to go, seafood vendors, wine and beer, entertainment, chef demos, kids activities, Oct. 11, Port Angeles City Pier, Railroad and Lincoln Streets, Port Angeles; free (360-452-6300 or

Food events

Huli Huli Chicken and Ribs

SAT Chicken and rib meals, proceeds benefit church building fund, sales while supplies last, 10 a.m. Saturday, Samoan Christian Fellowship, 19804 Eighth Ave. S., Des Moines; $10-$12/plate (

Swedish Pancake Breakfast

SUN Swedish pancakes with lingonberries or strawberries, ham, beverages, music and folk dancing, 8 a.m.-1 p.m., Sunday, Swedish Club, 1920 Dexter Ave. N., Seattle; $5-$11 ages 4 and younger free (206-283-1090 or

Seattle Fresh Hop Beer Festival

PLAN AHEAD Fresh hop, limited-edition brews by 20+ local breweries, food trucks, entertainment, games, raffles, award for the best fresh hop beer of the festival, 21+, two sessions, noon-4 p.m. and 5:30-9:30 p.m., Oct. 12, Georgetown Stables, 980 S. Nebraska St., Seattle; $35 (425-456-1111 or

Museum events

smARTfilms Series: Music on Film — “Buena Vista Social Club” (1999)

TUE Film about aging Cuban musicians who were forgotten following Castro’s takeover and are brought out of retirement, dinner seating at bistro starts at 5:30 p.m., matinee lunch also available, meals not included in ticket price, 2-4 p.m. and 7:30-9:30 p.m., Tuesday, Bainbridge Island Museum of Art, 550 Winslow Way E., Bainbridge Island; $10-$12 (

Park events

Seattle Japanese Garden Maple Festival

FRI-SUN See the park’s collection of Japanese maples in fall colors, scavenger hunt, maple-leaf origami, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday-Sunday, Seattle Japanese Garden, 1075 Lake Washington Blvd. E., Seattle; $4-$8, free admission 1-5 p.m. first Thursdays (206-684-4725 or

Lake Hills Greenbelt Ranger Walk

SAT Learn about local history and native plants and wildlife on one-mile walk, 2 p.m. Saturdays through December, weather permitting, 2 p.m. Saturday, Lake Hills Greenbelt, 15416 S.E. 16th St., Bellevue; free (425-452-6993).

Green Burien Day

PLAN AHEAD Celebrate Green Burien Day by removing invasive plants like English Ivy and Himalayan Blackberry, and replacing cleared areas with small native trees and shrubs, all tools supplied, 9 a.m.-noon, Oct. 12, Burien Community Center, 14700 Sixth Ave. S.W., Burien; free (


Jane Valencia: Welsh Stories, Music and Poetry

SAT “When Harpers Once in Wooden Halls” with accompanying Celtic harp, 7 p.m. Saturday, Shoreline Unitarian Universalist Church, 14724 First Ave. N.E., Shoreline; $10-$15 (

Stephen King Unexpected

SUN Spooky improv show inspired by the works of Stephen King, Sundays through Nov. 17, 8:30-10 p.m. Sunday, Unexpected Productions’ Market Theater, 1428 Post Alley, Seattle; $8-$10 (


Northwest Orchid Society Show & Sale

SAT Displays, greenhouse of plants and supplies for sale, potting clinic and repotting service, free with admission to the conservancy, conservancy admission free on Saturday, $4 on Sunday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Saturday, Conservatory in Seattle’s Volunteer Park, 1402 E. Galer St., Seattle; free (

St. Spiridon Orthodox Cathedral Annual Bazaar

SAT-SUN Russian cuisine, pastries, arts and crafts, bookstore, tours and more, parking available at 400 Yale Ave. N., 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, noon-4 p.m. Sunday, St. Spiridon Orthodox Cathedral, 400 Yale Ave. N., Seattle; free (

Lions Flea Market

PLAN AHEAD Over 50 sellers, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Oct. 12, Lake City Community Center, 12531 28th Ave. N.E., Seattle; free (206-639-8813).

Fall Cellar Sale

PLAN AHEAD Stock up on wine at the fall cellar sale, 6- and 12-bottle cases of select limited release and winery exclusive wines, inventory is limited and wine is sold on a first-come, first-serve basis, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Oct. 12, Chateau Ste. Michelle, 14111 N.E. 145th St., Woodinville; free (


Georgetown Morgue haunted attraction

FRI-SUN Halloween season scares for ages 13 and older; 7-11 p.m. Friday-Sunday, Georgetown Morgue Haunted House, 5000 E. Marginal Way S., Seattle; $25-$55 (

Fright Fest at Wild Waves

FRI-SUN All-ages activities during the day, frightful attractions at night, 6-11 p.m. Fridays, noon-11 p.m. Saturdays, noon-10 p.m. Sundays, Wild Waves Theme & Water Park, 36201 Enchanted Parkway S., Federal Way; $16.99-$55.99 (

Bob’s Corn and Pumpkin Farm

FRI-SUN Farmers market, corn maze, pumpkin patch, activities, 10 a.m.-7 p.m. daily, Bob’s Corn, 10917 Elliott Road, Snohomish; $6-$18 (


Craven Farm

FRI-SUN Pumpkin patch, corn maze, gift shop, weekend activities, 9:30 a.m.-dusk Friday-Sunday, Craven Farm, 13817 Shorts School Road, Snohomish; free admission, fees by activity (360-568-2601 or

Carpinito Brothers Pumpkin Patch and Corn Maze

ONGOING Pumpkin patch, farmers market, corn maze, Farm Fun Yard activities for all ages including farm animals, a hay maze, rubber duck races, a goat walk; 9 a.m.-6 p.m. daily, through Oct. 31, Carpinito Brothers Pumpkin Patch, 6868 S. 277th St., Kent; fees for some activities (

Fall Festival, Fox Hollow Farm

ONGOING Pumpkin patch, Haunted Forest, food vendors, farm animals, hay maze, play area, Halloween Carnival with trick-or-treating, activities, through Oct. 26, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. daily, Fox Hollow Farm, 12031 Issaquah-Hobart Road S.E., Issaquah; $50/up to 7 people in one car Saturdays/Sundays; $10/person Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays; $50/up to seven people in one car for Halloween Carnival (

Bailey Family Farm

ONGOING Pumpkin patch, farm market, play area, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. daily, hayrides on weekends, Bailey Farm, 12711 Springhetti Road, Snohomish; free (

Carleton Farms Fall Fun

ONGOING Farmers market, pumpkin patch, corn maze, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. daily; hayrides, kids activities, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturdays-Sundays; haunted activities, Friday-Saturday nights, through Oct. 31, Carleton Farm, 830 Sunnyside Blvd. S.E., Lake Stevens; fees vary (425-334-2297 or

Biringer’s Black Crow Pumpkin Patch and Corn Maze

ONGOING Pet-friendly pumpkin patch, corn maze, farm market, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturdays-Sundays, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Mondays-Fridays, Biringer’s Black Crow Pumpkins & Corn Maze, 2431 Highway 530, Arlington; free, U-Pick pumpkins priced by size/$2-$16 (

Foster’s Produce and Corn Maze

ONGOING Pumpkin patch, “Wizard of Oz”-themed corn maze Oct. 4-31; farm market Oct. 4-Oct. 31; additional activities on weekends, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. daily, Foster’s Produce and Corn Maze, 5818 SR 530 N.E., Arlington; prices vary (425-239-7362 or

Gordon Skagit Farms Autumn Market

ONGOING Pumpkins, gourds, apples, locally grown seasonal produce market with autumn displays, corn maze, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. daily through Oct. 31, Gordon Skagit Farms, 15598 McLean Road, Mount Vernon; free (360-391-5730 or

Pumpkin Patch, Thomasson Farm

ONGOING Pumpkins, Kids Korral activities, corn maze, laser tag, 9:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Oct. 1-30, 9:30 a.m.-noon Oct. 31, daily, Thomasson Family Farm, 38223 236th Ave. S.E., Enumclaw; $3-$20 (

Stocker Farms Fall Festival

ONGOING Corn maze, pumpkin patch, hayrides, activities, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. through Oct. 31, Saturday-Sunday, Stocker Farms, 8705 Marsh Road, Snohomish; fees vary (

The Farm at Swan’s Trail

ONGOING Washington state corn maze, pumpkin patch, petting farm, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturdays-Sundays, noon-6 p.m. Mondays-Fridays, The Farm at Swan’s Trail, 7301 Rivershore Road, Snohomish; $8.25-$14.68 includes all activities (425-334-4124 or

Oxbow Farm Pumpkin Festival

ONGOING Farm stand and pumpkin patch, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Thursdays-Sundays Oct. 4-28; kids farm tours, pumpkin slingshot, hay play, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturdays-Sundays, Oxbow Farm, 10819 Carnation-Duvall Road N.E., Carnation; free admission, fees for some weekend activities (425-788-1134 or

Jubilee Farm Harvest Festival

ONGOING Pumpkin patch, hayrides, pony rides, artists, farm animals, food trucks, farm market, pumpkin trebuchet, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturdays-Sundays, Jubilee Farm, 230 W. Snoqualmie River Rd. N.E., Carnation; free admission (

Remlinger Farms Fall Festival

ONGOING Pumpkins, pony rides, hay maze and hay jump, steam train, antique car ride, animal barnyard, pedal cars, weekends through Oct. 27, 10:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Saturdays-Sundays, Remlinger Farms, 32610 N.E. 32nd St., Carnation; $20.75 (

Nightmare at Beaver Lake

PLAN AHEAD Indoor/outdoor haunted experience made up of over 30 theatrical sets, Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights through Oct. 31, bring a can of food and receive $1 off ticket price, family scare 7-7:45 p.m., full scare 8-11 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, 8-10 p.m. Sundays and Oct. 30-31, Beaver Lake Park, 2656 244th Ave. S.E., Sammamish; $12-$30 (

Special interest

Viking Disco

FRI Enjoy a viking dinner and disco night, music from Jen Ayers and The Perfect Storm, viking dinner includes malted fish in sour cream, viking duck, boiled roots and more, feast 1st seating 5:30 p.m., feast 2nd seating 7:30 p.m., disco 7 p.m., Friday, Swedish Club, 1920 Dexter Ave. N., Seattle; $25-$45 (

Meaningful Journeys: Taking Travel to the Next Level

TUE Christine Mackay will present a photographic essay of travel experiences around the world including Peru, South Africa, India, Nepal and Thailand, 7 p.m., Tuesday, The Traveler, 256 Winslow Way E., Bainbridge; free (

Millennial Mixer: Late Night at the Museum

PLAN AHEAD Enjoy a late night at the museum with an after party for local young professionals, live DJ, hours d’oeuvers, desserts, cash bar, games, silent auction, whiskey tasting, raffle giveaway, 9:45 p.m.-midnight, Oct. 12, Tacoma Art Museum, 1701 Pacific Ave., Tacoma; $35-$50 (