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Originally published Thursday, October 22, 2009 at 12:10 AM

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Weekend calendar

A listing of weekend events and activities.

Animal events

Hoot and Howl

FRI-SAT Nighttime tram tour with games, prizes and treats for all ages, 6-10 p.m. Friday-Saturday, Northwest Trek Wildlife Park, 11610 Trek Drive E., Eatonville; $6-$12, reservations recommended (360-832-7166 or

Firdale Furry Festival

SAT Raffles, sidewalk sale, pet supplies, massage, noon-4 p.m. Saturday; dog costume contest, register by 1:30 p.m., contest 2 p.m. Saturday, Firdale Village, 9679 Firdale Ave., Edmonds (206-546-5309 or

Pasado's Safe Haven

SAT Animal-rescue-group volunteers showcase adult cats rescued, rehabilitated and ready for new homes, noon-3 p.m. Saturday, PetsEnergy, 14130 Juanita Drive N.E., Bothell (360-793-9393 or

Tiger Day at Point Defiance

SAT Celebrating the public debut of new adult tiger with special treats and enrichment activities for all three of the zoo's tigers, 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium, 5400 N. Pearl St., Tacoma; $5-$13, ages 2 and younger free (253-591-5337 or

Woodland Park Zoo

Pumpkin Bash

SAT-SUN Hippos, bears, elephants, monkeys and other zoo animals get pumpkin treats as an enrichment activity, 10 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, Woodland Park Zoo, 5500 Phinney Ave. N., Seattle; $8-$11, ages 2 and younger free (206-548-2500 or



Pilchuck Glass School Auction

FRI Dinner, glass artworks by 370 artists, 5 p.m. Friday, The Westin Seattle, 1900 Fifth Ave., Seattle; $250-$2500 (206-621-8422 ext. 36 or

Rainbow Bingo

FRI Parade of costumes, food available, entertainment, 6:30 p.m., bingo, 7 p.m. Friday, Senior Center of West Seattle, 4217 S.W. Oregon St., Seattle; $10-$20, preregistration requested (206-932-4044, ext. 8).

Liberty Ball Auction

and Masquerade

SAT NARAL Pro-Choice Washington gala-event dinner, auction, 5:30 p.m. Saturday, Bell Harbor International Conference Center, 2211 Alaskan Way, Pier 66, Seattle; $125 (206-624-1990 or

Masquerade Ball

SAT Costumes, black tie and gowns requested, masks required, music, silent auction to benefit Augie's Quest Muscular Dystrophy Association, 8 p.m. Saturday, Columbia Tower Club, 701 Fifth Ave., Seattle; $45 (206-622-2010 or

Country Doctor Community Health Center Dinner

SAT Dinner, Garfield High School Jazz Band, proceeds support uncompensated care, 6 p.m. Saturday, Bell Harbor International Conference Center, 2211 Alaskan Way, Pier 66, Seattle; $125 (206-299-1614).

Plant-a-Head for Alzheimers/Breast Cancer Auction

SAT Auction of creatively designed head-shaped planters, garden-related items, restaurant and store gift certificates, desserts, snacks and wine available, proceeds benefit Alzheimers Association and Susan G. Komen for the Cure, 6-8 p.m. Saturday, My Garden Nursery, 17414 Bothell Everett Highway, Mill Creek; $15, preregister (425-402-1842 or

Angel Care Calendar Models

SAT Meet the 2010 calendar "angels," breast-cancer survivors who provide emotional support to the newly diagnosed, get your calendar signed; 10 percent of wine sales for the day to Angel Care, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday, Challenger Ridge, 14344 Woodinville-Redmond Road N.E., Woodinville; free (206-417-3484).

Bainbridge Arts and Crafts Crab Feed

SAT Crab feed and auction to benefit Bainbridge Arts and Crafts programs for Northwest artists and art education, 6 p.m. Saturday, IslandWood, 4450 Blakely Ave. N.E., Bainbridge Island; $110, reservations required (206-842-3132).

Valley of the Moon

Dinner and Auction

SAT Dinner, silent and live auction, raffle to benefit senior-center programs, 5 p.m. Saturday, Sno-Valley Senior Activity Center, 4610 Stephens Ave., Carnation; $35 by reservation (45-333-4152 or

Bikery Art Auction

SUN The Bikery celebrates its one year anniversary with food, entertainment and auction of bicycle inspired art, 7 p.m. Sunday, 20/20 Cycle, 2020 E. Union, Seattle; free (206-568-3535 or

A Toast to The Arc: Wine Tasting and Auction

SUN Toast The Arc of King County and support its work with people with developmental disabilities and their families, 6 p.m. Sunday, Novelty Hill-Januik Wineries, 14710 Woodinville-Redmond Road N.E., Woodinville; $80 (206-829-7001 or

Power of a Promise Luncheon

PLAN AHEAD Puget Sound Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure luncheon, 11:30 a.m. Oct. 29, The Westin, Bellevue; $150



Pumpkin Pie Warm-Up

SUN Cascade Bicycle Club 20-mile, leisurely paced ride with some hills, pumpkin-pie snack stop, noon Sunday, Sammamish River Park, 17995 102nd Ave. N.E., Bothell (206-522-3222 or


Urban Square Dance

THU Music by The Tallboys, 8:30 p.m. today, Century Ballroom, 915 E. Pine St., Second Floor, Seattle; $7 (206-324-7263 or

An Evening in Vienna Ball

SUN Elegant evening of dancing to a live orchestra, dinner and dessert buffet, traditional Grand March and Fledermaus Quadrille and dance performances, 5:30 p.m. Sunday, Husky Union Building (HUB), University of Washington, Seattle; $40-$80 (206-264-5646 or

The Syncopators

SUN Dance lesson 9 p.m., CD release party dance with jazz band dedicated to the music of the 1920s, '30s, '40s, 9:30 p.m. Sunday, Century Ballroom, 915 E. Pine St., Second Floor, Seattle; $13 (206-324-7263 or


Seattle Home Show 2

THU-SUN More than 500 displays of home and garden products and services, display of furnished and landscaped model homes, "Meet the Experts" seminars, cooking demos, wine tasting, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. today, 10 a.m.-8:30 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, Qwest Field Event Center, 800 Occidental Ave. S., Seattle; $3-$9 (425-467-0960 or

Tacoma Holiday Food

and Gift Festival

THU-SUN Arts and crafts, seasonal decorations, gourmet foods by hundreds of vendors, "Cooking for the Holidays" cooking demonstrations, family entertainment, Santa pictures, 10 a.m.-8 p.m. today, 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Friday-Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday, Tacoma Dome, 2727 E. D St., Tacoma; $10-$11, ages 10 and younger free, free child care available (

Apple Day and Mutt Strut

SAT Apple and apple cider tasting, pumpkin painting, food vendors, 11 a.m.-3 p.m.; dog costume contest and parade, register 12:30 p.m., parade, 1:30 p.m. Saturday, Bayview Corner, 5603 S. Bayview Road, Langley, Whidbey Island (360-321-4145 or

Fall Norwegian Bazaar

SAT-SUN Sons of Norway Nordic food and bakery, kids' carnival games, raffles, rummage sale, book nook, arts and crafts vendors, 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Saturday, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday; Troll's Den Beer Garden with entertainment, 3-7 p.m. Saturday; dinner available 3-7 p.m. Saturday, Leif Erikson Lodge, 2245 N.W. 57th St., Seattle (206-783-1274 or

Seattle Bookfest

SAT-SUN More than 100 authors including poets and writers of fiction, nonfiction, mystery, romance, fantasy and children's books, exhibits by 50 bookstores and publishers, panels, workshops, spelling bee, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, Columbia City Event Center, 3526 S. Edmunds St., Seattle; suggested donation $5 (

Food events

Halloween for adults

FRI-SUN Wine tasting, chocolate, 4-7 p.m. Friday, noon-7 p.m. Saturday, noon-5 p.m. Sunday, Fremont Wine Warehouse, 3601 Fremont Ave. N., Seattle (206-632-1110).


Flower Show

FRI-SUN Evergreen Chrysanthemum Association display of exhibition cut and potted mums and Japanese floral arrangements, 1-6 p.m. Friday, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Sunday, Furney's Nursery, 21515 International Blvd., Des Moines (253-631-6321).

All about orchids

SAT Learn orchid culture and care, 1 p.m. Saturday, Bellevue Nursery, 842 104th Ave. S.E., Bellevue; free (425-454-5531 or

Use Your Fruit

SAT Seattle Urban Farm Company hands-on tutorial on preserving your fruit through the winter, 2:30 p.m. Saturday, Carkeek Park, 950 N.W. Carkeek Park Road, Seattle; $15 (">


SAT-SUN Fall festival, hunt for peanuts in the hay and other games, Horticultural Haunted House, noon-4 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, My Garden Nursery, 17414 Bothell Everett Highway, Mill Creek (425-402-1842 or


Issaquah Alps Trails Club

FRI, SUN Dogs-welcome 4- to 5-mile hike, 9:30 a.m. Friday; Tiger Mountain-Tradition Plateau 5-6 miles, trails, lakes and wetlands, 1 p.m. Sunday; water, food, daypack, rain gear, hiking shoes/boots required, Issaquah Alps Trail Club clubhouse, First and Bush Streets, Issaquah (

Halloween walk

SAT-SUN Emerald City Wanderers Volkssport club 10K (6-mile) or 3K walk, costume contest, treats, start anytime 9 a.m.-1 p.m., finish by 4 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, Remlinger Farms, 32610 N.E. 32nd St., Carnation (206-935-3225 or


Quilt Show: Quilts

from the Cabin

FRI-SUN West Sound Quilters show, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday-Saturday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday, Kitsap County Fairgrounds, 1200 N.W. Fairgrounds Road, Bremerton; $5 (


FRI-SUN A steampunk convention, a genre of science fiction set in Victorian times when steam was the main source of machine power, with panels, vendors, art exhibition, cabarets, dances, games, noon-2 a.m. Friday, 10 a.m.-2 a.m. Saturday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday, Marriott Hotel, SeaTac, 3201 S. 176th St., SeaTac; $40-$100 (

Bellevue Rock Club Show

SAT-SUN Rock and gem exhibits, sale of jewelry and minerals with door prizes, snack bar, kids' activities, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, Vasa Park Resort & Ballroom, 3549 W. Lake Sammamish Parkway S.E., Bellevue; free (

Park events

Bats of Seattle Super Saturday & Pumpkin Carving Party

SAT Create bat puppets, color bat masks, learn about bat calls, bat boxes and Halloween pumpkin carving and/or pumpkin painting party, bring your own pumpkin or use one of theirs for a nominal donation, patterns, tools, tarps, paints, paintbrushes and accessories, including a candle, provided, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, Seward Park Environmental & Audubon Center, 5902 Lake Washington Blvd. S., Seattle; free (206-652-2444 or

Fruits of the Fall

SAT Explore the world of fall fungi, for ages 8 and older, 1 p.m. Saturday, Discovery Park, 3801 W. Government Way, Seattle; free (206-386-4236 or

Owl Prowl Party & Walk

SAT Family lessons on owls, children's book readings and games, arts and crafts and owl-pellet dissections, 7:30 p.m. Saturday, free; hike into the forest to call down the resident barred owls, 8 p.m., by reservation, space limited, $4, Seward Park Environmental & Audubon Center, 5902 Lake Washington Blvd. S., Seattle (206-652-2444 or

Skeletons and skulls

SAT Learn about skeletons, all ages welcome, 10 a.m. Saturday, Lewis Creek Park and Visitor Center, 5808 Lakemont Blvd. S.E., Bellevue; $10, preregistration required (425-836-2697 or

Haunted Hikes at the Slough

SAT Family hikes for nocturnal exploration of creatures of the night, geared to ages 5-8, 6:30, 7:30 and 8:30 p.m. Saturday and Oct. 30-Nov. 1, Mercer Slough Environmental Education Center, 1625 118th Ave. S.E., Bellevue; $8-$10, preregister (206-443-3656 or

Mushroom Walk

in Bridle Trails State Park

SAT Look for mushrooms with an expert, learn how to identify different species and the ecological roles they play, 9 a.m. Saturday, Bridle Trails State Park, Northeast 53rd Street and 116th Avenue Northeast, Kirkland; free, preregister (425-827-6595 or

Who Goes Bump in the Night?

SAT All-ages night hike, Halloween crafts and activities, visit with nocturnal animals, for ages 5 and older, 5 p.m. Saturday, Tacoma Nature Center, 1919 S. Tyler St., Tacoma; $2.50 (253-591-6439 or


Fall programs at Alki

SAT Children's Puppet Theatre, 1 p.m. Saturday, Alki Bathhouse Studio, 1702 Alki Ave S.W., Seattle; $5/person (

Michael Jackson's Thriller, Seattle

SAT Local "zombies" do the "Thriller" dance, part of a worldwide event, 5:30 p.m. Saturday, Occidental Square, Occidental Avenue South and South Main Street, Seattle (

Thrill the World Zombie Block Party, Redmond

SAT Horror-themed street entertainment, mass "Thriller" dance as part of the worldwide attempt to break the world record for simultaneous dance, 4 p.m. Saturday, Redmond Town Center, 16495 N.E. 74th St., Redmond (


Prostate Awareness and Cancer Education (PACE) Race

SUN Hosted by the Prostate Cancer Education Council (PCEC) to raise awareness for prostate cancer; registration, 7-8:30 a.m.; 10K/5K run, 9 a.m.; 1-mile family fitness walk, 9:10 a.m.; party begins, 9:30 a.m.; kids dash, 10 a.m. Sunday, Marina Park, 25 Lake Shore Plaza, Kirkland; $10-$45 (415-946-1070 or


Seattle Weavers Guild Show and Sale

THU-SAT Textile and art show and sale of handmade works of art including rugs and blankets, wearables, jewelry, tapestries, wall hangings by more than 100 artists; proceeds benefit Seattle Weavers Guild programs; 5-8 p.m. today, 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, St. Mark's Episcopal Cathedral, 1245 10th Ave. E., Seattle (206-264-5496 or

Providence Marianwood Gift Nook Estate Sale

FRI-SAT Sale of estate donations of collectibles and art objects, proceeds benefit Marianwood residents, 10 a.m. Friday-Saturday, Providence Marianwood, 3725 Providence Point Drive S.E., Issaquah (425-391-2895 or

Fall Book Sale

FRI-SUN Book bargains to benefit the library, half-price sale Sunday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, 1-5 p.m. Sunday, Mercer Island Library, 4400 88th Ave. S.E., Mercer Island (206-236-3537 or

Lake City Lions Annual

Craft Fair

SAT Handcrafted merchandise by 30 artists, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Lake City Community Center, 12531 28th Ave. N.E., Seattle (206-365-8095).

Edmonds Library Friends

Book Sale

SAT Thousands of donated books of all kinds, CDs and DVDs for all ages at bargain prices; proceeds help support Edmonds Library; 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Frances Anderson Center, 700 Main St., Edmonds (425-743-6241 or

Contractors equipment

and vehicle auction

SAT Auction of contractors' equipment, construction vehicles, tools, cars, pickups, 4x4s, SUVs, RVs; preview 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday, auction 9 a.m. Saturday, James G. Murphy Inc., 18226 68th Ave. N.E., Kenmore (425-386-1246 or


SAT Arts Council of Snohomish County wearable arts fair for women with clothing, jewelry, bags and accessories from local vendors, vintage clothing, spa providers, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, Monte Cristo Hotel, 1507 Wall St., Everett (

Special interest

Dyke Community Activist Anniversary Celebration

SAT Celebration of activists' 21st anniversary with food, entertainment, dancing, 5 p.m. Saturday, Central Area Senior Center, 500 30th Ave. S., Seattle; free (206-722-0729).

Bodies: The Exhibition

ONGOING Up-close look at skeletal, muscular, reproductive, respiratory, circulatory and other systems in preserved human bodies, 9 a.m.-8 p.m. daily through March, 1505 Fifth Ave., Seattle; $14-$19 (


Rock Paper Scissors Tournament of Champions

FRI Seattle Gaels Rock Paper Scissors Tournament of Champions for prizes, 7 p.m. Friday, The Spectator Bar and Grill, 529 Queen Anne Ave. N., Seattle; $5 (

Sounders Last Game After Party

SAT-SUN Official after party for the Sounders' last game of the season; pregame party with classic Sounders games in High Def and top 40s dance music, 4 p.m.; after the game, free admission until 11 p.m. if you're rocking your Sounders gear, Club Heaven, 172 S. Washington St., Seattle (206-622-1863 or


Harvard Belmont

SAT Seattle Architecture Foundation walking tour of Seattle's only residential Landmark District's early 20th century architecture, 10 a.m. Saturday, Merrill Court Townhouses, 901-917 Harvard Ave. E., Seattle; $15-$20, preregister (206-667-9184 or

South Capitol neighborhood Halloween walking tours

SAT Stories of colorful residents, unusual homes and local mysteries, 2 p.m. Saturday, Washington State Capital Museum, 211 W. 21st Ave., Olympia; $2 suggested donation (

Tacoma's Historic Sacred Places

SUN Historic Tacoma building tours, exhibits, programs and music at 15 historic churches and synagogues, 1-5 p.m. Sunday; free tour guides and maps at Immanuel Presbyterian Church, 901 N. J St., Holy Rosary Catholic Church, 434 S. 30th St., St. Luke's Episcopal Church, 3615 N. Gove St., Tacoma (

Market Ghost Tours

ONGOING Walking tour of Market history and the paranormal, 5 and 7 p.m. Wednesday-Thursday, 5, 7 and 9 p.m. Friday-Saturday, Pike Place Market, 1501 Pike Place, Seattle; $15-$20, advance purchase recommended (800-838-3006 or

Travel events

Europe travel classes

THU, SAT Eastern Europe Q&A, 6-7 p.m. today; beginning French for travelers, noon-1:30 p.m. Saturday, Rick Steves Travel Center, 130 Fourth Ave. N., Edmonds; Paris, 10 a.m. Saturday, Edmonds Theater, 415 Main St., Edmonds; free, preregistration required (425-771-8303 or

Travel seminars

SAT Bhutan, 10 a.m., Bali, 1 p.m. Saturday, Savvy Traveler, 112 Fifth Ave. S., Edmonds; free (425-744-6076 or

Visual arts

Daybreak Star art opening

THU Reception and entertainment at opening of "Layers: New Works," Native American-themed collages by Terrance Guardipee and glass art by Dan Joseph Friday, on display through Dec. 11, 6 p.m. today, Daybreak Star Sacred Circle Gallery, 3801 West Government Way, Seattle (206-829-2205 or

Pilchuck on display

THU Exhibition of international glass art gathered for upcoming auction, 5:30-8 p.m. today, The Westin Seattle, 1900 Fifth Ave., Seattle; free (

Art sculpture unveiling

SAT Speakers, unveiling of "Turtle Island Puget Sound" sculpture, children's activities, 3 p.m. Saturday, Des Moines Library, 21620 11th Ave. S., Des Moines (206-824-6066 or


Kiwanis Park

SAT Help with park restoration, bring shears, clippers, shovels, gloves if you have them, limited tools provided, 9 a.m. Saturday, Kiwanis Park, 1405 10th St. W., Kirkland; preregister (425-828-4220).

Mountains to Sound Greenway

SAT Tree planting at Lake Sammamish State Park, Rattlesnake Mountain in North Bend, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, Lake Sammamish State Park, 20606 S.E. 56th St, Issaquah; call to register (206-812-0122 or

Make A Difference Day

SAT Make a Difference Day is a national day of volunteering, join the Stilly-Snohomish Fisheries Enhancement Task Force to plant trees to restore salmon habitat, tools provided, at Whitehorse Creek, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Arlington (425-252-6686 or


Landmarks nomination workshop

SAT Historic Seattle speakers on the process of designating landmarks, 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, Good Shepherd Center, 4649 Sunnyside Ave. N., Seattle; $10-$20, preregister (206-622-6952 or

City Chickens 101

SAT How to raise a small flock of hens in limited space, 10 a.m. Saturday, Seattle Tilth Association, 4649 Sunnyside Ave. N., Seattle; $30-$40 (206-633-0451 or

Seattle Feldenkrais Teachers Open House

SAT Awareness Through Movement lessons to ease physical pain and discomfort and move comfortably, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, Fremont Abbey Arts Center, 4272 Fremont Ave. N., Seattle; free (

Dia de los Muertos craft

SAT All welcome to decorate a sugar skull with sequins, paint and paper flowers for the Mexican Day of the Dead holiday, 11 a.m. Saturday, Lake City Library, 12501 28th Ave. N.E., Seattle; free (206-684-7518 or

Novel writing

SAT Plot and character groundwork, resources for writers by local author Waverly Fitzgerald, 1 p.m. Saturday, University Library, 5009 Roosevelt Way N.E., Seattle; free, preregistration required (206-684-4063).

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