Thursday, November 11, 2010

weekend fun (nov 12-14)

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(FRI) Best of the Northwest
Fine art and craft show includes one-of-a-kind holiday gifts handcrafted by Northwest artists. Lelavision will perform each day of the show. 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Nov. 12-13, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Nov. 14. $6, $8 at the door, free ages 12 and younger.
When: Friday, November 12, 2010, 10am – 6pm
Where: Smith Cove Cruise Terminal, Pier 91
2001 W. Garfield St. Seattle WA 98119
All ages

(SAT) Girl Up @ Rainier Community Center
Girls from the community are invited to join a pep rally to launch Girl Up, a United Nations Foundation program that focuses on girls' power and opening up opportunities for girls around the world. Girls will receive a world passport they can get stamped at "country" booths that highlight issues that girls face, and learn about five simple ways to raise awareness and get involved.
Time: Noon-3pm
All ages; FREE

(SAT) Neighborhood Toy Store Day
What: Support a local business by treating him to a toy or two.
Why: Face painting and giveaways add to the excitement.
When: Sat., 2-4 p.m.
Where: Top Ten Toys, 104 N. 85th St. (206-782-0098). Participation is free.

(SAT) Grand Opening of Once Upon A Time at Bellevue Square
Two reasons you’ll enjoy this celebration: you get to explore a beautiful new shop with cool toys and books, and when you’re done, you can sneak next door to Bump and browse for all your maternity needs.
Sat., 9:30 a.m., Bellevue, Free.

(SAT) Mercer Island Toy Swap
Gotta love this annual consignment sale where you can score some serious deals on gently-used clothing, toys and gear. Hint: It’s worth it to go early (for best picks) and stay late (everything goes half price in the last hour).
Sat., 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Mercer Island, Free.

(SAT) CoolMom’s 3rd Annual Holiday Toy Swap ‘n’ Sale
Wallingford and West Seattle
This annual event is the perfect way to kick-start a great holiday season by saving money, shopping locally, and reducing the ‘ol carbon footprint.
Sat., 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Wallingford, Free
Sat., 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., West Seattle, Free.

(SAT) Concert for Kids at Northgate Community Center
On tap for the monthly concert series is the super-cool Beach 3, a trio of local kid musicians Leo, Sami and Riley, who can fiddle like nobody’s business.
Sat., 11 a.m., Seattle, Free.

(SAT) Concerts for Kids
Entertainment from young local group Beach 3. Ages 4 to 12 with an adult.
When: Saturday, November 13, 2010, 11am
Where: Northgate Community Center
10510 Fifth Ave. N.E. Seattle WA 98125
All ages; FREE

(SAT) Zoo Career Day
Students grade 6 through university level can learn about a career as a zookeeper, zoo veterinarian, marine biologist or zoo educator at Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., check-in 9:30 a.m. FREE to students (age 15 and younger must be with a paying adult.)
When: Saturday, November 13, 2010, 9:30am – 3pm
Where: Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium
5400 N. Pearl St. Tacoma WA 98407
Age recommendation: Elementary School, Middle School, High School

(SAT) The Not-Its!
Concert from the rockin’ Seattle children’s band.
When: Saturday, November 13, 2010, 11am
Where: University Book Store
Mill Creek Town Center
15311 Main St. Mill Creek WA 98012
All ages; FREE

(SAT) Great Train Expo
When: Saturday, November 13, 2010, 10am – 4pm
Where: Puyallup Fair and Events Center
110 Ninth Ave. S.W. Puyallup WA 98371
Everything to do with model railroads – operating model railroad and toy layouts, workshops and hundreds of train dealers.
10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Nov. 13-14.
$7, FREE ages 12 and younger with adult.

(SAT) Girl Scout Holiday Craft Fair
Girl Scouts troops will be selling handmade items such as jewelry, scarves, baskets, baked goods, soaps, candles and many other gift items.
When: Saturday, November 13, 2010, 12 – 5pm
Where: Rosehill Community Centre
304 Lincoln Ave. Mukilteo WA 98275
All ages; FREE

(SAT) Juggletunes
Children’s comedy show with puppets, music, juggling and stunts, presented by Linda Severt.
When: Saturday, November 13, 2010, 2pm
Where: Main Library auditorium
2702 Hoyt Ave. Everett WA 98201
All ages; FREE

(SUN) Swamps N’ Chips
Naturalist-guided nature walk along the (dry) Yesler Swamp Trail. Help Swampy the Bear add wood chips and nature signs to the trail. Presented by Friends of Yesler Swamp. Ages 3 and older. 1 to 2 or 2 to 3 p.m.
When Sunday, November 14, 2010, 1 – 2pm
Where Center for Urban Horticulture, east parking lot
3501 N.E. 41st St.
Seattle WA 98105
Age recommendation: Preschool, Elementary School, Middle School

(SAT/SUN) Ski and Snowboard Swap
25th annual event features 10,000-square-feet of new and used equipment for beginner, intermediate, advanced and expert skiers and snowboarders at low prices. Used equipment, sold on consignment, is accepted from the public (see how to donate, online). Proceeds benefit the Newport PTSA.
5 to 9 p.m. Nov. 12, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Nov. 13.
When: Friday, November 12, 2010, 8am – 6pm
Where: Newport High School
4333 Factoria Blvd. S.E. Bellevue WA 98006
All ages; FREE

(SAT/SUN) Reindeer Festival
Visit reindeer Dasher and Blitzen, Curly the camel and Moe the miniature donkey at Swanson’s Nursery. Music, refreshments and face painting. 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Nov. 13 and 14.
When: Saturday, November 13, 2010, 9am – 6pm
Where: Swanson’s Nursery
9701 15th Ave. N.W. Seattle WA 98117
All ages; FREE

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