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GET OUT: Robot competition in Seattle, bodybuilding in Tacoma, cider squeeze and more events

It’s all about robots at Robothon 2015 at Seattle Center.
It’s all about robots at Robothon 2015 at Seattle Center. Staff file, 2013

Saturday (Oct. 10)

Robots take the stage at Robothon 2015 at Seattle Center

Robothon 2015 is a cooler version of Rock ‘em Sock ‘em Robots this weekend at the Seattle Center. Robotics enthusiasts from around the world will come together to show off their creations and compete in all sorts of games and activities. There will be combat robots, Robo-Magellan, line following, line maze, mini-sumo and new this year, a walking robot race. Hours are 9 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Saturday. It’s open to the public and free. For more information, go to

Bodybuilding and fitness competition at Pantages Theater in Tacoma

Fitness, physique and bodybuilding is the theme at the annual NWCC NPC Northern Classic competition at Pantages Theater, 901 Broadway, Tacoma. The event is a national qualifier and should provide some of the most competitive battles in men’s and women’s bodybuilding, fitness, figure, bikini and men’s and women’s physique. There will be guest performances by IFBB professionals Mark Sindayan and Tarna Alderman. Pre-judging begins at 10 a.m., with the finals at 6 p.m. Saturday. Tickets are $25 for pre-judging and $35 for the finals. Call 253-591-5894 to get yours.

Old-fashioned fun at Meeker Mansion Cider Squeeze

Squeeze some apples into fresh cider, enjoy music, buy a pumpkin at the pumpkin patch, snack on everything apple and check out the vendors at the fall traditional Meeker Mansion Cider Squeeze from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday. It’s an old-fashioned day of fun for the whole family. Tour admission of the mansion is $4 adults, $3 students and seniors, and $2 children. For more information, call 253-848-1770.

Fall Family Garden Festival at Master Gardener Demonstration Garden

It’s all about the garden at the Fall Family Garden Festival and Tree Sale starting at 10 a.m. Saturday. Bring the family and learn about yard care, tree planting, arts and crafts and ask Master Gardeners questions. It’s all happening at the Pierce County Master Gardener Demonstration Garden, 2607 W. Pioneer Way, Puyallup, and it’s free.