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Best of This Weekend October 7 – 9

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Watch a film, celebrate culture, celebrate fall, or make your own blown glass project! What a wonderful weekend!

Pet-A-Palooza
Sunday, October 9
Marymoor Park
6046 W. Lake Sammamish Pkwy. N.E.
Redmond, WA 98052

http://seattle.cbslocal.com/2011/09/19/join-in-all-the-fun-at-pet-a-palooza/

Whether you love parrots, hamsters, or dogs, Carter Subaru Pet-A-Palooza is the perfect family event for pet lovers! Carter Subaru Pet-A-Palooza happens on Sunday, October 9th, from 10am – 4pm at King County’s Marymoor Park in Redmond. Bring the entire family and your favorite pet(s) and enjoy this FREE event!

Seattle Home Show 2: Get Your Green On!
Friday, Saturday, Sunday, Monday
October 7, 8, 9 and 10
Century Link Field Event Center
1000 Occidental Ave S
Seattle, WA 98134
425.467.0960
http://www.seattlehomeshow.com

The 13th Annual housing extravaganza will have hundreds of displays of home and garden products; daily “Meet the Experts” seminars; cooking demos by well-known local chefs on the Viking stage; the newest in building products and materials; landscape displays; living green; wine tasting sponsored by Lulu Boutique of Lake Chelan; arts & crafts and home decorating. Friday, Saturday and Sunday appearances by nationally known art & antique appraiser Dr. Lori; and the humorous Renegade Gardener Don Engebretson!

Fall Harvest Party
Friday, October 7
Meadowbrook Community Center
10517 35th Ave NE
Seattle, WA 98125

http://www.seattle.gov/parks/centers/Greenlake/Fall11.pdf

Celebrate the fall harvest with your friends and family and enjoy freshly pressed apple juice, samples from the PCC Kids Mobile, pony rides, a bouncy house, and much more!

Tacoma Film Festival
Friday, October 7 – Thursday, October 13
The Grand Cinema
606 S Fawcett Ave
Tacoma, WA 98402
http://www.grandcinema.com

The Tacoma Film Festival is an eight-day celebration of current independent film from around the globe that began in 2006. The primary focus of the festival is on art house, foreign language, independent, documentaries and numerous short films. We keep our format open and don’t decide ahead of time how many features, shorts or documentaries we will show. We simply search for the best quality and most interesting films, no matter what the type or length. If your film stands out, we’ll definitely find a spot for it in Tacoma.

Oktoberfest Northwest
Friday, Saturday and Sunday
October 7, 8 and 9
Puyallup Fairgrounds
110 9th Avenue SW
Puyallup, WA 98371
425.295.3262
http://www.oktoberfestnw.com

Families are welcome in the Festhalle Biergarten until 7pm each evening (Sunday, families are welcome all day!); for the remainder of the evening, guests must be 21 years of age or older. Beer, games, music, food and festivities celebrating Oktoberfest! Free Parking.

St. Nicholas Greek Festival
Friday, Saturday and Sunday
October 7, 8 and 8
Saint Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church
1523 S Yakima Ave.
Tacoma, WA 98405
253.272.0466
http://www.stnicholastacoma.org

Tacoma’s 50th Greek Festival! Free parking – Free admission Daily 11am-10pm, Sunday 11am-7pm Live Greek Dancing, Greek food, music and fun.

Everett Sausage Fest
Friday, Saturday and Sunday
October 7, 8 and 9
Our Lady of Perpetual Help
2619 Cedar Street
Everett, WA 98201
425.349.7014
http://www.everettsausagefest.com

From our traditional Bavarian Dinner to a variety of food booths, children’s games, the Family Entertainment Stage, bingo, carnival, and Bavarian Beer Garden and Stage, there is something for everyone.

Make Your Own Glass: Glass Fusing Workshop
Saturday, Oct 8
Museum of Glass
1801 Dock Street
Tacoma, WA 98402
1.866.468.7386
http://www.museumofglass.org

Create your own beautiful fused glass art! Join us for a new workshop led by artist Keke Cribbs. Using colorful glass shards, stringers and frit, create a one-of-a-kind glass tile that can be used for a coast

Seattle Antiquarian Book Fair
Saturday and Sunday
October 8 – 9
Seattle Center
305 Harrison Street
Seattle, WA 98109
http://www.seattlebookfair.com

An International Book Fair featuring thousands of Rare Books, Prints, Maps, Photographs & Ephemera for sale. “The Premier Pacific Northwest Rare Book Event!”

Arab Festival
Saturday and Sunday
October 8 and 9
Seattle Center
305 Harrison Street
Seattle, WA 98109
http://www.seattlecenter.com

Learn, share, discover! Sample Middle Eastern food, dance to Arab music, play backgammon (a popular game in the Middle East) and engage in the culture through exhibits, films, children’s music and dance workshops and panel discussions on current and historical events and issues. This rich and complex world stretches across 22 countries and two continents. Experience it all at Arab Festival.

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