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Things to do in the next 7 days

Post by Mary Anderson / The News Tribune on Sep. 23, 2011 at 4:16 pm with No Comments »
September 23, 2011 4:16 pm

Craft beer, hops vines, live music, food and kids’ activities will fill the historic Mary Olson farmstead just outside Auburn this weekend for the second annual Hops and Crops Harvest Festival. Noon-6 p.m. Saturday. General admission is $5, beer tasting admission for those 21 and older is $10, but those younger than 13 get in free. The Mary Olson Farm is at 28728 Green River Road, Auburn. 253-288-7433,

Relive early trader life at DuPont’s annual Hudson Bay Day and Salmon BBQ, with historical demonstrations, antique guns, live music, kids’ activities and a salmon dinner. 11:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday. Admission is free, but the salmon dinner is $12 for adults and $6 for kids. Hudson Bay Company Fort Nisqually site, Center Drive, DuPont. 253-964-2399,

Saturday in Gig Harbor
Aqua, lime, purple – your pumpkin doesn’t have to be orange this year if you buy it at the Glass Pumpkin Patch. Hand-blown by Tacoma Glassblowing Studio, the glass pumpkins are ornate, unique and come in all sizes and prices. The patch will travel around Puget Sound this fall; admission is free. The fun begins from 9 a.m. and runs to 4 p.m. Saturday at Uptown Center, 4701 Fosdick Drive, Gig Harbor. Other dates include 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Oct. 1 at Seattle Center Pavilion, 305 Harrison St., Seattle; 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Oct. 8 at Pickering Barn, 1730 10th Ave. N.W., Issaquah; 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Oct. 15 at Point Defiance Pagoda, 5400 N. Pearl St., Tacoma; 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Oct. 22 at Northwest Art Center, 9825 N.E. 24th St., Bellevue; 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Oct. 29 at Pioneer Park Pavilion, 330 S. Meridian, Puyallup; 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Nov. 5 at Port of Olympia Plaza (in front of Anthony’s Restaurant), 704 Columbia St., Olympia. 253-383-3499,

The 22nd annual Nisqually Watershed Festival is the perfect opportunity to get out and see the newly restored Nisqually Delta at the Nisqually National Wildlife Refuge. Festivities include music, food, guided walks, educational displays, crafts and lectures, and run from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday. Admission is free. That day, all festival and refuge parking will be two miles up the hill at River Ridge High School, 320 River Ridge Drive S.E., off Martin Way. A free shuttle will run beginning at 7 a.m. and end at 5 p.m. The refuge is at exit 114 off Interstate 5, just east of Lacey. 360-753-9467,

The Puyallup Fair’s concert series closes out the fair this weekend with both music and comedy, so check out who’s “Doin’ the Puyallup”: Trace Adkins with Gloriana, 7:30 tonight, $25-$50; Larry the Cable Guy, 7:30 p.m. Saturday, $25-$50; Never Shout Never with The Maine, A Rocket to the Moon and The Downtown Fiction, 4 p.m. Sunday, $30. 888-559-3247,

Ziggy Marley is keeping the reggae legacy of his father Bob going with an 8 p.m. Wednesday show at The Showbox at the Market, 1426 First Ave., Seattle. Tickets are $27-$30 and are available through Ticketmaster.

Jenni Rivera will bring her special blend of traditional Mexican music mixed with topical lyrics to the Tacoma Dome for an 8 p.m. Saturday concert. Tickets are $50 to $125 and are available through Ticketmaster.

For more ideas go to The News Tribune calendar

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