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GET OUT: Glass pumpkin patch, St. Olaf Orchestra, snowmobile expo and more events

See thousands of hand-blown glass pumpkins at the Northwest Glass Pumpkin Patch
See thousands of hand-blown glass pumpkins at the Northwest Glass Pumpkin Patch Staff file, 2009

Saturday (Oct. 17)


Northwest Glass Pumpkin patch at Point Defiance Pagoda

It’s that time of year when hand-blown pumpkins are the stars at the annual Northwest Glass Pumpkin Patch. The touring show boasts more than 2,000 glass pumpkins made at Tacoma Glassblowing Studio ready for a home. Enjoy the variety of colors, shapes and sizes of the glass pumpkins that are made for autumn but pretty enough to display year-roumd. It is coming to the Point Defiance Pagoda in Point Defiance Park, 5400 N. Pearl St., Tacoma, from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday and will be traveling to Pioneer Park Pavilion in Puyallup on Oct. 24. Pumpkins start at $35. For more information, call 253-383-3499.

College orchestra brings international experience to stage

Having performed throughout the United States and traveled to perform in Norway, Austria, Germany, Hungary, Slovakia, the Czech Republic, Poland, Switzerland, Spain and China, St. Olaf Orchestra is one of the premier ensembles at St. Olaf College in Northfield, Minnesota. It has been called one of the best college orchestras in the nation. See the group perform at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at Pantages Theater, 901 Broadway, Tacoma. Tickets are $20, and complimentary tickets are available to students at the box office. Call 253-591-5894 for more information.

Snowmobiles, motorcycles, ATVs and more at expo in Puyallup

It isn’t just about snowmobiles this year at the WSSA Snowmobile and Power Sports Expo and Swap Meet. The weekend expo will include snow bikes, motorcycles, ATVs and UTVs and snowmobiles, plus seminars, commercial vendors and lots to see. It’s from 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday and 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Sunday at the Washington State Fair Events Center, 110 Ninth St. SW, Puyallup. Also check out the swap meet in the blue parking lot both days. Admission is $10, kids 12 and younger are free. To find out more, go to

Comedian Miranda Sings performs at Moore Theatre

Making her mark in the comedy world as a YouTube sensation, Miranda Sings bring comedy, hit songs, magic tricks and never-seen video to her stage show. With more than 60 million views on YouTube, she has performed her one-woman show on tour and is coming to The Moore Theatre, 1932 Second Ave., Seattle, for two shows — 4 and 7:30 p.m. — Saturday. Tickets are $32.50 and available at 877-784-4849 or