A weekend calendar of events for families.
WestFest Fall Family Festival
Festival celebrating fall with arts-and-crafts fair, entertainment, kids’ games, inflatable rides, bingo, food and other family activities, 10 a.m.-10 p.m., Holy Rosary Parish, 4139 42nd Ave. S.W., Seattle (206-937-7255).
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Festival with food, music, games and Salvage Art Show, 11 a.m.-6 p.m., Second Use, 7953 Second Ave. S., Seattle; portion of the proceeds from weekend sales will support local Habitat for Humanity affiliates and Sharehouse; Art Walk display including painting, neon sculpture, photography and sculpture by South Park artists in restaurants and businesses along 14th Avenue South, 5 a.m.-9 p.m.; free (206-763-6929).
Walk and learn about the important role spiders play in the environment, 2-3:30 p.m., Discovery Park, 3801 W. Government Way, Seattle; call to register (206-386-4236).
Showcase of cats rescued and rehabilitated by Seattle Animal Shelter foster-care parents and ready for adoption, noon-3 p.m., Miller Community Center, 330 19th Ave. E., Seattle; $82-$87 includes health exam, spay or neuter, microchip ID, pet license (206-386-7387).
Everybody Gets to Play Day
Sno-King Youth Club and Rotary Club of Edmonds 5K run/walks, children’s run and Healthy Body Fair with kids’ activities, sports miniclinics, Running of the Balls tennis-ball race down the streets of Edmonds, healthy treats and music, 8 a.m.-3 p.m., Civic Center Field, Frances E. Anderson Center Field and downtown Edmonds (425-775-2633 or www.skyc.net).
High Seas Pirates Day
Seafair Pirates and their ship “Moby Duck” (1-3 p.m.), make your own pirate hat and eye patch, dress like a pirate and earn your rank, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Imagine Children’s Museum, 1502 Wall St., Everett; $6.50 (425-258-1006).
Celebrating the cultural roots of Italians and Italian Americans with exhibits; bocce tournaments; cooking demonstrations; grape-stomping contest; wine garden; Seattle Opera costume display and preview of its upcoming all-Italian season; displays of Italian autos, motorcycles, scooters and bicycles; children’s activities; and music, dance and theatrical performances, 11 a.m.-9 p.m. today, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Sunday, Seattle Center, Seattle (206-684-7200 or www.seattlecenter.com).
Seafaring Family Fun Days
Pirates, sea music, children’s activities, crafts, historic-ship tours, boat rides, music, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. today, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday, South Lake Union Park/Center, 860 Terry Ave. N., Seattle; admission free, donations welcome (206-448-0707 or www.seafaring.mearcair.net).
Celebrate and learn about bears with presentations on wild bears and bear conservation, 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m. today and Sunday; Bear Affair picnic, bring your favorite toy bear and a picnic lunch or buy lunch from zoo food concessions, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. today, Woodland Park Zoo, 5500 Phinney Ave. N., Seattle; zoo admission $7.50-$10.50 (206-684-4800).
Music stages, carnival, beer garden with beers from more than 30 microbreweries, food vendors, craft market, 11 a.m.-midnight today, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Sunday; Texas Chainsaw Pumpkin Carving Contest, 1-2 p.m. today and Sunday; Dog Day Afternoon canine event with Seattle CityDog magazine cover-dog model search, 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Sunday, Adobe Plaza and surrounding area, North 34th Street and Fremont Avenue North, Seattle; street fair free, beer garden $15/advance, $20/at the door, includes souvenir cup and five tastes (206-633-0422 or www.fremontoktoberfest.com).
Christ the King Church Fall Festival of Arts
Arts-and-crafts festival featuring more than 60 Northwest artists, with food, rides and games, music, 11 a.m.-7 p.m. today, 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday, Christ the King School, 415 N. 117th St., Seattle (206-362-1545).
Exhibit of dollhouses, room boxes and vignettes and sale of miniature goods and accessories from more than 60 vendors, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. today, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday, Seattle Center Northwest Rooms, Seattle; $6/adults, $5.50/seniors, $3/ages 11 and younger (206-684-7200).
Friends of the Library
Fiction and nonfiction for all ages; proceeds benefit library programs, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. today, noon-2 p.m. Sunday, Shoreline Library, 345 N.E. 175th St., Shoreline (206-362-7550).
Exhibits, rides, games, food and entertainment, 10 a.m.-11 p.m. today, 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Sunday; Puyallup Fairgrounds, 110 Ninth Ave. S.W., Puyallup; $7-$10, parking $8 (253-841-5045 or www.thefair.com ).
Sea otter weekend
At the Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. today and Sunday, 5400 N. Pearl St., Tacoma; $8-$10 (253-591-5337).
Evergreen City Ballet
Kids Fun Fair
Free ballet classes and performances, face-painting, food, games, jumping castle, 11 a.m.-5 p.m., Evergreen City Ballet, 710 S. Second St., Renton; free (425-228-6800 or www.evergreencityballet.org).