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GET OUT: Seattle car show, chess club, vintage market and other happenings

Check out all kinds of new cars at the Seattle International Car Show
Check out all kinds of new cars at the Seattle International Car Show The Associated Press file, 2011

Thursday (Oct. 8) —Sunday

Seattle International Auto Show opens at CenturyLink Field Event Center

It’s the perfect weekend for car lovers at the Seattle International Auto Show opening Thursday at CenturyLink Field Event Center, 800 Occidental Ave. S., Seattle. There will be more than 400 new vehicles, you can test drive more than 75 vehicles at the show, check out the multi-million dollar display of the latest luxury and exotic vehicles and even ride a zip line. Make your plans for the coming days, hours are 2-9 p.m. Thursday, noon-9 p.m. Friday, 9 a.m.-9 p.m. Saturday and 9 a.m.-7 p.m. Sunday. Tickets are $15 adults, $12 seniors 62+ and military, free for kids 12 and younger. For more information go to


Thusday (Oct. 8)


Library Chess Club offers instruction and play time

If your kids have shown an interest in chess, take them to the Gig Harbor Library Chess Club where they will get 20 minutes of chess instruction and 40 minutes of play. The club is for grades K-8 and meets weekly 6-7 p.m. Thursdays. The library is at 4424 Point Fosdick Drive NW, Gig Harbor. To find out more, call 253-548-3305 or go online to


Friday — Saturday


Vintage market, Clutter & Charm, at Freighthouse Square starting Friday

Discover the feel and treasures at the European flea market inspired Clutter & Charm: A Vintage Market at Freighthouse Square, 430 E. 25th St., Tacoma. It’s a new kind of cintage market that combines 50 dealers, collectors and artisans from around the region. There will be everything from antiques to vintage inspired pieces, handcrafted jewelry, vintage clothing and accessories, salvaged furniture and seasonal decor to name a a few. Head out from 5-8 p.m. Friday and 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday and explore. Admission is $6 at the door. For more information go to




Final year for Olympia’s SausageFest tradition

If sausage is your thing then make plans to head down to Olympia for SausageFest starting at 4 p.m. Friday. The 37-year tradition is marking its last year hosting a Bavarian meal for attendees with all the proceeds going to the Olympia chapter of SafePlace. It’s sponsored and being held at Gull Harbor Lutheran Church, 4610 Boston Harbor Road NE, Olympia. There is a suggested donation of $15 adults, $5 children with tickets available at the door. For more information go to