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GET OUT: Fort Nisqually’s Art of the Fur Trade, DIY Fest, Mark Twain and other happenings

Saturday (Nov. 7)

Step back in time at Arts of the Fur Trade

It will be a cornucopia of 19th century skills and crafts on display at Arts of the Fur Trade at Fort Nisqually Living History Museum, 5400 N. Pearl St., Tacoma. Dozens of the Fort’s reenactors demonstrate and share their knowledge of period skills such as spinning, weaving, beading, blacksmithing, woodworking, cooking, instrument construction, and music. Try your hand at various creative tasks including making rope, pressing apples to make cider, and dipping candles. Hours are 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, admission is $5-$8, children 4 and younger are free. For more information call 253-591-5339.

Learn how to become a DIY expert at festival

If you’re one to “do-it-yourself” then come out for the Annual DIY Fest at Sprinker Recreation Center, 14824 C St. S., Tacoma. Learn from exhibitors who know a thing or two about gardening, farming, household sustainability, handcrafts and more. It is 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday and admission is free.

”Greetings from Tacoma” exhibit opens at Handford Gallery

Come out for the artists’ reception for the new exhibit “Greetings from Tacoma” at the Handford Gallery, Tacoma Public Library, 1102 Tacoma Ave. S. It features 200 postcards of original drawings, painting, photographs, collages and some historic relic cards as well. The reception is at 2 p.m. Saturday, gallery hours are 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Tuesdays-Wednesdays, Thursdays-Fridays and 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturdays. For more information call 253-292-2001.

Hall Holbrook brings Mark Twain alive at Pantages Theater

Bringing to life Mark Twain has been actor Hal Holbrook’s goal for the past 60 years. His performances bring the wit and wisdom of the American author to the stage, who in his day was a prolific speaker playing sold out halls across the country. Take a step back in time at the 7:30 p.m. show Saturday. It’s at the Pantages Theater, 901 Broadway, Tacoma. Tickets are $29-$85 and you can get yours by phone or online; 253-591-5894,

Church bazaar features handcrafted items and more

Jump on the shopping season and head out to the Trinity Lutheran Church Annual Bazaar from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday. There will be craft tables, a book sale, Christmas items, fabric, pottery, woodwork and a silent auction. All proceeds support programs supported by the church. The bazaar is at the church, 12115 Park Ave. S., Tacoma, admission is free.