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Check out trains, run for turkeys, meet authors, enjoy local music, comedy and other happenings this weekend

Post by Mary Anderson / The News Tribune on Nov. 19, 2011 at 8:41 am |
November 19, 2011 8:42 am

Kyler Aust, 4, helps his dad Ryan Aust remove N scale trains for track on the final day of the Great Train Expo at the Puyallup Fair grounds, Sunday, November 14, 2010.(Janet Jensen/Staff photographer)

Saturday and Sunday
Great Train Expo featuring 18 operating model railroads, more than 400 table of trains and more 10 a.m.-5 p.m. today, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday, Puyallup Fair & Events Center, 110 Ninth Ave. SW, Puyallup. $7, kids 12 years and old and under free.

Harbor History Museum: Christmas Open House Enjoy treats and beverages made from traditional recipes of Norway, Sweden, Denmark and Croatia in tribute to Gig Harbor’s early settlers. Scandinavian and Croatian holiday costumes will be on display along with a selection of inspired gift ideas, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. today, Harbor History Museum, 4121 Harborview Dr., Gig Harbor. Free. 253-858-6722,

Orting Turkey Trot features 10K and 5K races on the Foothills Trail with professional timing, and a 1K run/walk and “Tot Trot”, along with free face-painting for kids, a performance of “Where’s the Turkey” by the Espresso Drama Club, a Turkey Costume Contest, and live music and more, 8:30-11:30 a.m. today, Orting City Park, $30 for the run, free for under age 14. 253-468-2519 or 360-893-3150,

Children’s author Sara Anderson11 a.m. -noon Nov. 19, Puyallup Public Library, 324 S. Meridian, Puyallup.

Curtis Salgado 8 p.m. Nov. 19, Jazzbones, 2803 Sixth Ave., Tacoma. $15-$18. 253-396-9169,

Choral Series: Choral Union 8 p.m. Nov. 19, Lagerquist Concert Hall, Mary Baker Russell Music Building, 124th Street South and 10th Avenue South, Tacoma. $15; $10 seniors; $5 PLU community and alumni; free for ages 18 and younger. 253-535-7787.

Tacoma Concert Band and Friends 7:30 p.m. Nov. 19, Pantages Theater, 901 Broadway, Tacoma. $11 to $34. 253-591-5894 or 800-291-7593, tacomaconcert

Auburn Performing Arts Series presents Ted Vigil, A John Denver Tribute, 7:30 p.m. Nov. 19, Auburn Ave Theater, 10 Auburn Ave., Auburn. $18-$20. 253-931-3043,

For more ideas go to The News Tribune calendar

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