A detailed, categorized calendar of events all over Seattle and Western Washington, Sept. 14-20, 2018.
Seward Park After Dark
FRI Celebrating 10 years of Seward Park Audubon Center with food trucks, raptor encounters, guided walks; proceeds benefit Audubon’s work to protect birds, 6 p.m. Friday, Seward Park Audubon Center, 5902 Lake Washington Boulevard S., Seattle; $125 (sewardpark.audubon.org/).
St. Jude Walk/Run to End Childhood Cancer
SAT Fun run/walk to end childhood cancer, 8 a.m. Saturday, Seattle Center, Seattle; $10, fundraising suggested (fundraising.stjude.org/site/TR?fr_id=89678&pg=entry).
SAT Two-mile walk, kids and dogs welcome, wearing green encouraged, to benefit Hospitality House for homeless women, 10 a.m. Saturday, Burien Town Square Park, 152nd Street Southwest and Fifth Avenue Southwest, Burien; $20-$25 (206-242-1860 or 2018walkforwomen.brownpapertickets.com).
Hops & Crops Music and Beer Festival at Mary Olson Farm
SAT Brews and bands for ages 21+, fundraiser for the Farm’s education programs, noon-6 p.m. Saturday, Mary Olson Farm, 28728 Green River Road, Auburn; $15-$20 (wrvmuseum.org).
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SUN Dog-friendly 5K walk and run for all ages, food trucks, dog activities, entertainment, vendors, pet adoption; proceeds benefit PAWS animal care; 8 a.m.-1 p.m.; run 9 a.m., walk 10 a.m. Sunday, Magnuson Park, 7400 Sand Point Way N.E., Seattle; $20-$40, fundraising suggested (paws.org/events-3/pawswalk/).
Providence Hospice of Seattle Pediatric Luncheon
TUE Raises funds for care of ill and grieving children, keynote speaker, 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, Washington State Convention Center, 800 Convention Place, Seattle; minimum $150 donation requested (206-749-7956 or washington.providence.org/donate/hospice-of-seattle-foundation/events).
Hope For Freedom Gala 2018
PLAN AHEAD Proceeds benefit program to save women and kids in Nepal from human trafficking; auction, Nepali dinner, wine, 6 p.m. Sept. 21, Canvas Event Space, 3412 Fourth Ave. S., Seattle; $100 (425-777-5107 or friendsofwpcnepal.org/event/2018-hope-for-freedom-gala/).
Night Out for Caring
PLAN AHEAD United Way party with a purpose, music, food, drinks, local celebrities, 6 p.m. Sept. 21, Safeco Field, Seattle; $40-$100 (uwks.org/events/night-out-for-caring).
An Incredible Feast
PLAN AHEAD Neighborhood Farmers Markets’ fundraiser, chefs create bites showcasing fresh farm ingredients, with local breweries, wineries, music, carnival games, silent auction, 5 p.m. Sept. 23, Center for Urban Horticulture, 3501 N.E. 41st St., Seattle; $125-$185 (206-632-5234 or seattlefarmersmarkets.org/programs-events/incredible-feast).
Ebike World Record Ride and Expo
SAT Cascade Bicycle Club hosts two-mile parade around the park in an attempt to set a new Guinness World Record for most ebikes on a ride, bring or ride your ebike or borrow a bike for the ride while supplies last, 2 p.m.; free ebike expo with vendors and information, noon-3 p.m. Saturday, Magnuson Park, 7400 Sand Point Way N.E., Seattle (cascade.org/E-world-record-attempt).
SUN Lake Washington Boulevard closed to motorized vehicles, inviting the community to bike, stroll or jog, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Sunday, Lake Washington Boulevard from Mount Baker Beach to Seward Park, Seattle (parkways.seattle.gov).
Lake Union Boats Afloat Show
FRI-SUN Boats for every budget and lifestyle, toy boat building for kids, free sailing and power boat rides, seminars, women’s docking classes, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Sept. 13-Friday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, Chandler’s Cove, 901 Fairview Ave. N., Seattle; $5-$14, ages 12 and younger free (206-748-0012 or boatsafloatshow.com).
Northwest Dance Network
SAT West Coast Swing dance lesson, 7 p.m., dance to blues and swing by Little Bill & the Blue Notes, 8 p.m. Saturday, Leif Erikson Hall, 2245 N.W. 57th St., Seattle; $15, $10/ages 22 and younger (nwdance.net).
Sno-King International Folk Dance Club
SAT Folk dances from many countries, lesson 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Cedar Valley Grange, 20526 52nd Ave. W., Lynnwood; $8 (949-646-7082 or snoking.org).
Salmon Homecoming Celebration
FRI-SAT Salmon Homecoming Alliance celebration honors the fall return of the salmon and introduces families to Native American culture with traditional gatherings, Pow Wows, Cedar Canoe events, and related environmental educational activities, 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Friday-Saturday, Waterfront Park, 1401 Alaskan Way, Seattle; free (friendsofwaterfrontseattle.org/salmon_homecoming_celebration).
St. Demetrios Greek Festival
FRI-SUN Traditional Greek food, music, dancing, culture, wine tasting, church tours, noon-9 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Saturday, noon-7 p.m. Sunday, St. Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church, 2100 Boyer Ave. E., Seattle; off-site parking and shuttle service at Montlake Elementary School, 5-10 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Saturday, noon-7 p.m. Sunday, and at Seattle Preparatory School 10 a.m.-6:30 p.m. Saturday, noon-7 p.m. Sunday; Link Light Rail Shuttle to and from the University of Washington Link Light Rail Station, noon-9 p.m. Saturday, noon-7 p.m. Sunday (seattlegreekfestival.com/).
Puget Sound Bird Fest
FRI-SUN Speakers, guided walks, land and water-based field trips, exhibits, educational activities for children and adults; Keynote event, “Year of the Eagle” with photographer Kevin Ebi, 7:30 p.m. Friday, Edmonds Plaza Room; activities, exhibits, speakers, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Frances Anderson Center, 700 Main St., Edmonds; field activities only Sunday, including Pine Ridge Park Guided Walk, 8-10 a.m. Sunday, 20330 83rd Ave. W., Edmonds, free, registration not required; Buoys and Gulls guided walk, 8 a.m. Sunday, Edmonds waterfront, free; Open House at Wildlife Habitat & Native Plant Demonstration Garden, noon-3 p.m. Sunday, Willow Creek Hatchery, 95 Pine St., Edmonds; fees, preregistration required for some workshops and activities (425-771-0227 or pugetsoundbirdfest.org).
Washington State Fair
THRU SEPT. 23 Carnival rides, concerts, 4H animals and displays, vendors, food; 10:30 a.m.-10:30 p.m. Friday, 9:30 a.m.-10:30 p.m. Saturday; 9:30 a.m.-9:30 p.m. Sunday; 10:30 a.m.-9:30 p.m. Monday and Sept. 19-20; 10:30 a.m.-10:30 p.m. Sept. 21; 9:30 a.m.-10:30 p.m. Sept. 22; 9:30 a.m.-9:30 p.m. Sept. 23; special attractions, Discover the Dinosaurs (additional $7/ages 3 and older); Washington State Fair Events Center, 110 Ninth Ave. S.W., Puyallup; $11-$14, ages 5 and younger free; free for military with ID on Mondays (253-841-5045 or thefair.com/state-fair).
Fishermen’s Fall Festival
SAT Celebrating the fishing industry, benefiting Seattle Fishermen’s Memorial, art projects for kids, musical performances, fishing information and demonstrations, seafood cooking demonstration, lutefisk eating and oyster slurp contests, salmon barbecue, beer, wine and spirits garden, crab melts and crab bisque, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday, Fishermen’s Terminal, 3919 18th Avenue W., Seattle (fishermensfallfestival.org).
Zombie Fest NW
SAT Free zombie costumes and make-up, learn Michael Jackson’s Thriller dance, kids’ scavenger hunt, food and beverage vendors, music, display of real and pretend emergency vehicles, meet emergency experts including members of the WA National Guard, police and fire officials, American Preparedness, Puget Sound Energy and more, disaster preparedness information, 2 p.m. Saturday, Normandy Park Town Center, 19803 First Ave. S., Normandy Park; free (www.facebook.com/nwzombiefest).
Pirate Day, Country Village
SAT Costumes welcome, treasure hunt at participating shops, visit from the Pirates of Treasure Island, noon-4 p.m. Saturday, Country Village, 23718 Bothell-Everett Highway, Bothell (425-483-2250 or countryvillagebothell.com).
Seattle Fiestas Patrias
SAT-SUN Celebration of Latin American Independence Days with exhibits, activities, music and dance performances, cooking demonstrations, health fair, noon-9 p.m. Saturday, noon-6 p.m. Sunday, Seattle Center; South Park parade, 10 a.m. Saturday, 12th Avenue South and South Henderson Street to 14th Avenue South to South Cloverdale Street to Eighth Avenue South to South Park Community Center; Health Fair and Festival with traditional Latin American food, children’s activities, health screenings, entertainment, 1-6 p.m. Saturday, South Park Community Center, 8319 Eighth Ave. S., Seattle (206-684-7200 or seattlefiestapatrias.org).
PARK(ing) Day Seattle in partnership with SDOT
PLAN AHEAD Seattleites temporarily turn on-street parking spaces into public places and rethink how streets can be used, part of international event to raise awareness about the importance of a walkable, livable, healthy city, 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Sept. 21 at locations around Seattle (designinpublic.org/event/parking-day-2018/).
PLAN AHEAD Fall beer festival, music, food trucks, fundraiser for Fremont Chamber of Commerce; 5 p.m.-midnight Sept. 21, 11 a.m.-midnight Sept. 22, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Sept. 23, Fremont, Seattle; $20-$45 (206-633-0422 or fremontoktoberfest.com).
PLAN AHEAD German Oktoberfest biergarten, entertainment stages, games, German food, SportHaus, costume contests, for ages 21+; 5-11 p.m. Sept. 21, noon-11 p.m. Sept. 22, noon-6 p.m. Sept. 23, Marina Park, Kirkland; $20-$35 (oktoberfestkirkland.com).
Seattle Children’s Festival
PLAN AHEAD Intergenerational, multicultural exchange with performances on five stages, Discovery Zone activities, dance and music workshops, vendors, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sept. 22, Seattle Center, Seattle; $10/person donation suggested (nwfolklife.org/seattlechildrensfestival).
PLAN AHEAD Celebration of autumn equinox; bring lanterns, glowing umbrellas, luminous costumes to parade around the lake, music, performances, art installations, 7 p.m. Sept. 22, Green Lake Park, 7201 E. Green Lake Drive N., Seattle (fremontartscouncil.org/luminata).
FRI Brats (including a vegetarian option), Oktoberfest beer and other beverages, potato salad, sauerkraut, live music by “Happy Hans,” 7 p.m. Friday, Lakewood Seward Park Community Club, 4916 S. Angeline St., Seattle; $5-$15 (lspcc.org/oktoberfest/).
Washington Artisan Cheesemakers Festival
SAT Artisan and farmstead cheeses made in Washington, meet the cheesemakers, learn about their products and philosophy, samples, artisan foods and beverages; benefits Washington State Cheesemakers Association, 1-5 p.m. Saturday, Seattle Design Center, 5701 Sixth Ave. S., Seattle; $40, advance purchase recommended (washingtonartisancheese.com).
Margarita Madness Party Cruise
SAT Appetizers, DJ entertainment, specialty margaritas while cruising on Seattle’s lakes, 9 p.m. Saturday, Waterways Cruises, 2441 N. Northlake Way, Seattle; $51 (206-223-2060 or waterwayscruises.com/margaritamadness/).
Savory Chocolate Pasta Workshop
SEPT. 20 Cooking workshop, 6:30 p.m. Sept. 20, Seattle Chocolate Company, 1180 Andover Park W., Seattle; $65 (877-427-7915 or jcocochocolate.com/summer-series-calendar/pasta).
SAT Walk and talk on garden trees for fall color, 10 a.m. Saturday, Bellevue Botanical Garden, 12001 Main St., Bellevue; $35, preregister (bellevuebotanical.org).
Beardless Iris Plant Sale
SAT King County Iris Society sale including unusual and new varieties, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Wells-Medina Nursery, 8300 N.E. 24th St., Medina (425-454-1853 or kcis.org/kcisspecialevents.html#kcisbeardlesssale).
Wildlife Habitat Gardening
SAT Learn about plants and gardening practices to attract native wildlife, noon Saturday, Evergreen Arboretum and Gardens, 145 Alverson Boulevard, Everett; $10, preregister (425-257-8597 or evergreenarboretum.com).
Heronswood Fall Plant Sale & Garden Open
SAT Experience one of the world’s most outstanding collections of rare and diverse plants, sale by 10 Northwest nurseries, free lectures, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, Heronswood, 7530 N.E. 288th St., Kingston; $5-$10 (360-297-9623 or heronswoodgarden.org/the-fall-plant-sale-garden-open-is-just-around-the-corner/).
An Evening with Author R.L. Stine
FRI King County Library System hosts “Goosebumps” author; scary storytelling, activities, 7 p.m., author talk 8 p.m., books available for purchase and signing, all ages welcome, 7 p.m. Friday, Highline Performing Arts Center, 401 S. 152nd St., Burien; free (425-369-3485 or kcls.org/location/burien-events/).
SAT Batman and Harley Quinn pose for photos and hand out free comics while supplies last, noon-3 p.m. Saturday, Golden Age Collectables, Pike Place Market, 1501 Pike Pl., #401 Lower Level, Seattle (pikeplacemarket.org/events/batman-day-2018?date=1537038000).
Renton Comic Con
SAT-SUN Comic book vendors, artists, speakers, cosplay contests, game room, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday, Hotel Interurban, 223 Andover Park E., Tukwila; $30/day, ages 10 and younger free (rentoncitycomiccon.com).
Camlann Village Days
SAT-SUN Low-key demonstrations and presentations on life in a 14th century English village, noon-5 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, Camlann Medieval Village, 10320 Kelly Road N.E., Carnation; $5 (camlann.org/village life.htm).
Drive Electric Car Show
SUN National Drive Electric Week Show, 9 a.m. Sunday, Triple XXX Root Beer Drive-In, 98 N.E. Gilman Blvd., Issaquah (triplexrootbeer.com).
Northwest Seaport Chantey Sing
FRI Sea Chanteys, fun and 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).
FRI-SUN Bellweather 2018 opening party, music, art-making, food truck, no-host-bar, 6-9 p.m. Friday, Bellevue Arts Museum, 510 Bellevue Way N.E., Bellevue; free, preregistration required; new work by 50+ artists, performances and special events at downtown Bellevue venues through Sept. 23 (bellevuearts.org/).
Northwest Railway Museum Train Rides
SAT-SUN Two-hour round- trip excursions on historic train on scenic rides through the Cascade Foothills to the top of Snoqualmie Falls, museum train cars, exhibits, Victorian-era depot, 11 a.m.-4:25 p.m. Saturdays-Sundays, Northwest Railway Museum, 38625 S.E. King St., Snoqualmie; $10-$20 (425-888-3030 or trainmuseum.org).
ONGOING West Coast premiere of exhibit with artifacts, images and multimedia presentations on America during the World War I era, 1914-1919, at the museum through Feb. 10; MOHAI, 860 Terry Ave. N., Seattle; $15.95-$19.95, ages 14 and younger free (206-324-1126 or mohai.org/).
Art Walk Edmonds
SEPT. 20 Northwest art from collections and special installations, extended hours, free admission, 5-8 p.m. Sept. 20, Cascadia Art Museum, 190 Sunset Ave., Edmonds (cascadiaartmuseum.org).
SEPT. 20 Free admission 3-8 p.m. Sept. 20, exhibits include Two Centuries of Glass, Make/Do: A History of Creative Reuse, and Sleight of Hand: Magic and Spiritualism in the Twentieth Century, Washington State History Museum, 1911 Pacific Ave., Tacoma (253-798-5926 or washingtonhistory.org/events).
Dragon Boat Paddling
ONGOING Dragon boat paddling, on-land instruction, one hour on the lake, no experience or reservations required, 3 p.m. Sundays, 6 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays, 8 a.m. Saturdays, Kenmore Air parking lot, 950 Westlake Ave. N., Seattle; (seattleflyingdragons.org).
Seattle Japanese Garden Family Day
SAT Family Saturdays activities, hand weaving demonstration, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, free admission for ages 12 and younger 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday; September garden hours 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Tuesdays-Sundays, noon-6 p.m. Mondays; Seattle Japanese Garden, 1075 Lake Washington Blvd. E., Seattle; $4-$8 (206-684-4725 or seattlejapanesegarden.org).
Friends of Piper’s Orchard Fruit Festival
SAT Apple pie contest, bring a made-from-scratch contest entry by 10 a.m.; fresh pressed cider, pie slices sale, orchard tours, apple tasting, kids’ crafts, live music, Master Gardener Clinic with activities for adults and children, Carkeek Wildlife Habitat Garden tour, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, Carkeek Park, 950 N.W. Carkeek Park Road, Seattle (parkways.seattle.gov/).
Remlinger Farms Country Fair Fun Park
SAT-SUN Farm animals, entertainment, rides and attractions for children, 10:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Saturdays-Sundays; 32610 N.E. 32nd St., Carnation; $14.95-$17.11 (425-333-4135 or remlingerfarms.com).
National Parks/State Park free entrance day
Bravern Fashion Week Opening Party
FRI-SUN Opening party, beauty bar, dessert bar, sketch bar with fashion illustrator Galina Adzhigirey, 7 p.m. Friday, Mariposa, $15; upscale apparel and jewelry from the latest collections of the world’s leading luxury brands; VIP experience including a private cocktail reception, better row and seat selection, Bravern Fashion Week tote with gifts, 5:30 p.m. Saturday, Neiman-Marcus, $25; shopping events at select shops, 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Friday-Saturday, noon-6 p.m. Sunday, The Shops at The Bravern, 11111 N.E. Eighth Street, Bellevue; $15 (425-456-8780 or bravernfashionweek.com/).
Renton Multicultural Festival
FRI-SAT Music and dance performances from a variety of cultures for all ages, 6-9 p.m. Friday, Carco Theater, 1717 Maple Valley Highway, Renton; 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, Renton Pavilion Event Center and Piazza Park, 233 Burnett Ave. S., Renton (rentonwa.gov).
Washington State Fair Concert Series
FRI-SEPT. 23 An Evening with Terry Fator, 7:30 p.m. Friday; Toby Keith, 7:30 p.m. Saturday; Lauren Daigle, 7:30 p.m. Monday; Joan Jett & The Blackhearts and Cheap Trick, 7:30 p.m. Sept. 19; Brett Eldredge, 7:30 p.m. Sept. 20; Macklemore, 7:30 p.m. Sept. 21; Gabriel “Fluffy” Iglesias, 7:30 Sept. 22; Rascal Flatts, 7:30 p.m. Sept. 23, Washington State Fair Events Center, 110 Ninth Ave. S.W., Puyallup; prices vary per event, $30-$110 (thefair.com/).
Summer Concerts at the Locks
SUN Ballard Civic Orchestra, 2 p.m. Sunday, Hiram M. Chittenden Locks, 3015 N.W. 54th St., Seattle (206-783-7059 or ballardlocks.org/free-summer-concerts.html).
Puget Sound Traditional Jazz Society
SUN Dixieland jazz for listening and dancing with Dave Loomis Good Herb Jazz Band, 1 p.m. Sunday, Ballard Elks Club, 6411 Seaview Ave. N.W., Seattle; $15 (425-776-5072 or pstjs.org).
Japanese Fashion Show
SUN Bunka Gakuen University, Tokyo, students’ fashion show, 1 and 3 p.m. Sunday, Broadway Performance Hall, 1625 Broadway, Seattle; free, reservations requested (facebook.com/USA-InternationalInc-Homestay-company-1630759853808391/).
SAT Relay race that celebrates the journey of wild salmon, solo, tandem and relay teams to run, bike and paddle through Bellingham’s scenic parks, winding trails and open waterways, Greenways Run (5.5 mi); Mountain Bike (6.0 mi); Road Bike (18 mi.); Trail Run (3.4 mi); Paddle (3.6 mi.); Team TREK (0.65 mi.), noon Saturday, Boundary Bay Brewery, 1107 Railroad Ave., Bellingham; $80-$230 (bellinghamtraverse.com).
Summer’s End Fun Run
SAT 5K Run, farmers market, vendors, music, free kids’ run, 9:30 a.m. Saturday, Kentwood High School, 25800 164th Ave. S.E., Covington; $30-$35 (multicare.org/events-page/?eid=68969).
Kent Friends of the Library Book Sale
FRI-SUN Thousands of books, most $1 or less; all proceeds support library programs; 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday-Saturday, 1-3 Sunday, Kent Library, 212 Second Ave. N., Kent (253-859-3330 or kcls.org).
Polish Cultural Center Rummage Sale
SAT Small furniture, home and holiday décor, vintage items, household goods, small appliances, crafts, party supplies, clothing, jewelry, games, books, movies, Polish food; all proceeds benefit the 100th anniversary of the Polish Home Association; 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Polish Cultural Center, 1714 18th Ave., Seattle (206-322-3020 or polishhome.org).
Friends of Renton Libraries Book Sale
SAT-SUN All sale proceeds support library programming and services and Renton and Renton Highlands Libraries; 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, 1-5 p.m. Sunday, Renton Branch King County Library, 100 Mill Ave. S., Renton (425-226-6043 or kcls.org).
Friends of Sammamish Library Book Sale
SAT-SUN Great deals on gently used books, proceeds support library programming, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, 1-5 p.m. Sunday, Sammamish Branch Library, 825 228th Ave. N.E., Sammamish (425-392-3130 or kcls.org).
Auburn Farmers Market Chili Cook-Off
SUN Locally grown and farm-based foods, crafts, food vendor, performances, guest chef demonstrations, children’s activities, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Sunday; Chili Cook Off, free tastes, donations collected for Auburn Food Bank, noon Sunday, Les Gove Park, 11th Street and Auburn Way South, Auburn (auburnwa.gov/page70.aspx).
Schack-toberfest: Glass Pumpkin Festival
THRU SEPT. 23 Sale of hundreds of glass pumpkins and gourds handcrafted in glassblowing studio, hours vary daily through Sept. 23; Schack Art Center, 2921 Hoyt Ave., Everett (425-259-5050 or schack.org/events/schack-toberfest/).
Pike Place Farmers Markets
ONGOING Produce, flowers, honey and more from Pike Place Market producers at four locations; Regrade, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Tuesdays through Sept. 25, Seventh Avenue and Lenora Street, next to the Amazon Spheres; City Hall, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Tuesdays through Oct. 9, 600 Fourth Ave.; South Lake Union, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Thursdays through Oct. 11, 410 Terry Ave. N.; First Hill, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Fridays through Sept. 28, Ninth Avenue and University Street, Seattle (pikeplacemarket.org/farmers-market).
Historian David Buerge
SAT Author discusses local history and his book “Chief Seattle and the Town That Took His Name,” 2 p.m. Saturday, Richmond Beach Library, 19601 21st Ave. N.W., Shoreline; free (206-546-3522 or kcls.org/location/richmond-beach-events/).
Woodinville Library 25th Anniversary
SAT Celebration of 25 years for all ages with music, stories, Dr. Seuss activities and stories, cake, 1 p.m. Saturday, Woodinville Library, 17105 Avondale Road N.E., Woodinville (425-788-0733 or kcls.org/locations/1548/).
SUN Southwest Seattle Historical Society hosts local author Jeff Smoot with talk on the history of Camp Long and Schurman Rock, 2 p.m. Sunday, High Point Branch Library, 3411 S.W. Raymond St., Seattle (206-386-4636).
Vishavjit Singh, Sikh Captain America
TUE “Comics for Good: Fighting Hate and Stereotypes Through Cartoons,” stories, cartoons, photos, 6 p.m. Tuesday, Seattle Central Library, 1000 Fourth Ave., Seattle (206-386-4636 or spl.org).
Entertaining: White House Style
WED Laura Dowling, Chief Floral Designer at the White House, 2009-2015, with slideshow of White House events and a presentation about stylish entertaining at home, 7 p.m. Wednesday, Bellevue Botanical Garden, 12001 Main St., Bellevue; $15, preregister (bellevuebotanical.org/calendar/).
Seattle/King County Clinic
SEPT. 20-23 Healthcare professionals and volunteers provide physicals, dental and vision care, immunizations, lab tests and more, 6:30 a.m. Sept. 20-23, first-come first-served by numbered tickets available at 5 a.m. daily, KeyArena, Seattle Center, Seattle; free (206-684-7200 or seattlecenter.org/skcclinic).
Michelangelo’s Sistine Chapel: The Exhibition
PLAN AHEAD Ceiling paintings from Rome’s Sistine Chapel reproduced using state of the art technology, explore the artwork up close; Launch party, 7 p.m. Sept. 21; noon-8:30 p.m. Saturdays-Sundays, 1-7:45 p.m. Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays Sept. 22-Oct. 14. Tacoma Armory, 715 S. 11th St., Tacoma; $12-$24 (253-591-5894 or broadwaycenter.org).
Historic Towns Tours
SAT Bus and walking tours on uneven ground, walking sticks or hiking poles recommended, to see historic site of Cedar Falls, 1 p.m. Saturday; Taylor, 1 p.m. Sept. 29, North Bend, directions with reservations; $10, preregister (206-733-9421 or secure.rec1.com/WA/cedar-river-watershed/catalog).
Edmonds Art Studio Tour
SAT-SUN Self-guided tour, visit 15 private studios displaying the work of 30 local artists, watch artists work, purchase art from the artists, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, Edmonds; free (edmondsartstudiotour.com/).
Jefferson County Farm Tour
SAT-SUN Self-guided tour of farms, vineyards, orchards, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, maps and information at Chimacum Corner Farmstand, 9122 Rhody Drive, Chimacum (extension.wsu.edu/jefferson/agriculture/farm-tour/).
Trackless Trolley Bus Excursion
PLAN AHEAD Metro Employees Historic Vehicle Association three-hour tour of Pioneer Square, Broadway, lower Queen Anne and the University District on historic trolleys, 7 p.m. Sept. 21, Second Avenue South and South Main Street, Seattle; $5 cash at boarding, ORCA, Metro transfers, tickets, or passes not accepted (206-477-0460 or mehva.org).
Rick Steves’ Europe
WEDS Rick’s Trip Report: Europe 2018, 7 p.m. Wednesday, Edmonds Center for the Arts; Basque Region of Spain and France, 10 a.m. Sept. 22; Saturday, Rick Steves Travel Center, 130 Fourth Ave. N., Edmonds; free, preregistration required (ricksteves.com/about-us/events-calendar).
Cedar River Salmon Journey Orientation
SAT Help teach about salmon and the Cedar River, 20 hours of training to be a volunteer naturalist on the Cedar River to spend three weekend days along the river, talking to the public about the spawning salmon and the natural and human history of the Cedar River Watershed, 9 a.m. Saturday, Renton Community Center, 1715 Maple Valley Highway, Renton; call to register (206-792-5851 or SeattleAquarium.org/salmon-journey).
Back to Wilkeson
SAT Evergreen Wanderers Volkssport 10K (6.2 miles) or 5K walk on sidewalks, rail bed past historic sites, start anytime 9 a.m.-noon, finish by 3 p.m. Saturday, 540 Church St., Wilkeson; free (clubs.ava.org/gen3/data/event_details.asp?eventid=111310).
Ranger-led Hike at Lakemont Highlands Open Space
SUN Join a Bellevue Park Ranger to explore the Lakemont Highlands Open Space trail system, moderately difficult 3.5 miles, wear sturdy shoes; no preregistration required, 10 a.m. Sunday, Lewis Creek Park and Visitor Center, 5808 Lakemont Blvd. S.E., Bellevue; free (425-452-4195).
Cle Elum town and trail walk
PLAN AHEAD Volkssport 10K through historic town and along Coal Mines Rail Trail, 6K along Coal Mines Trail, start anytime 8 a.m.-noon, finish by 4 p.m. Sept. 22, Cle Elum (centralwasunstriders.weebly.com/event-walks.html).
Olympia Walk in the Park
PLAN AHEAD Capitol Volkssport Club 10K (6.2 miles) and 5K walks through parks, start anytime 10 a.m.-1 p.m., finish by 4 p.m. Sept. 22, Priest Point Park, 2600 E. Bay Dr. N.E., Olympia; free (capitolvolkssportclub.org).
Tragedy of the Commons: A walking tour of the Seattle Commons Project
PLAN AHEAD Atlas Obscura Society and Street Sounds Ecology host walking tour of Seattle Commons project proposed redevelopment plan area for South Lake Union that was narrowly voted down by Seattle voters in the 1990s, 1 p.m. Sept. 23, Denny Park, 100 Dexter Ave. N., Seattle; $30 (atlasobscura.com/events/tragedy-of-the-commons).
West Seattle & Ballard Link Extensions Neighborhood Forum and Open House
MON Update on route and station locations, share feedback on West Seattle and Ballard Link Extensions light rail connections throughout the region and add a new downtown Seattle light rail tunnel, 5:30 p.m. Monday, Ballard-Eagleson VFW Post 3063, 2812 N.W. Market St., Seattle; free, preregister (206-903-7229 or wsblink.participate.online/).
Ask An Architect: Navigating Your Building Project
PLAN AHEAD AIA architects provide overview of the design and construction process for home design or remodel, 9 a.m. Sept. 22, National Building, 1010 Western Ave., Seattle; $25-$40, preregister (206-448-4938 or aiaseattle.org/askanarchitect).