43 hours ago

Plan your holiday season: Seattle-area fairs, festivals and more

THRU DEC. 24 See Santa’s reindeer Dasher and Blitzen, 9 a.m.-6 p.m., “Meet the Reindeer” photo ops, 10 a.m. Mondays-Fridays, 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. Saturdays-Sundays; Swansons Nursery, 9701 15th Ave. N.W., Seattle (206-782-2543 or swansonsnursery.com).

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NOV. 18-19 Arts and crafts vendors, traditional Scandinavian Christmas food and drinks, music and dancing, Santa; 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Nordic Heritage Museum, 3014 N.W. 67th St., Seattle; $5, ages 5 and younger free (nordicmuseum.org/events).

NOV. 18-29 Display of designer-decorated trees, Nov. 18-29; Festival of Trees Celebration with cookies, storytelling, holiday sale, Santa photos, 1-4 p.m. Nov. 19, Fairmont Olympic Hotel, 411 University St., Seattle (seattlefestivaloftrees.com).

NOV. 23 5K benefiting Ballard Food Bank, 9 a.m. from Northwest 85th Street 32nd Avenue Southwest to Golden Gardens Park, 8498 Seaview Place N.W., Seattle; $15-$40 (seattleturkeytrot.org).

NOV. 24 Marching bands, holiday-themed groups and displays, Santa, 9 a.m., Seventh Avenue and Pine Street to Fifth Avenue to University Street, to Fourth Avenue, ends at Macy’s on Pine Street, Seattle (macys.com/social/events/event/?id=21280).

...in Snowmazium performing with faux snow balls and mini basketballs, Dec. 13; Woodland Park Zoo, 5500 Phinney Ave. N., Seattle; $7.95-$11.95 (zoo.org/wildlights...

...to light holiday tree and lights throughout the Market, 5 p.m. Pike Place Market, 1501 Pike Place, Seattle (pikeplacemarket.org/events/magic-in-the-market-holiday-celebration...

...and craft activities for all ages, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Lake Union Park, 860 Terry Ave. N., Seattle; MOHAI admission $13.95-$19.95, ages 14 and younger free, $2 off admission...

NOV. 25 Holiday entertainment for all ages, snacks, Santa visits, 3-5 p.m., Bergen Place Park, 5420 22nd Ave. N.W., Seattle (206-784-9705 or visitballard.com/events/ballard-holidayfest/).

NOV. 25 Phinney Center tower set aglow with lights and monkeys; refreshments, activities, caroling, 5 p.m., Phinney Center, 6532 Phinney Ave. N., Seattle (206-783-2244 or phinneycenter.org).

DEC. 1 Celebrate Freeway Park illuminations with hot chocolate, bonfire, Dickens Carolers, 4:30 p.m., parade to Figgy Pudding event at Westlake Park at 6 p.m.; Freeway Park, 700 Seneca St., Seattle (freewayparkassociation.org).

DEC. 1-3 26th annual exhibit of hundreds of Nativities from 100 countries and territories around the world, 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Dec. 1-2, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Dec. 3, Messiah Lutheran Church, 7050 35th Ave. N.E., Seattle; free (206-524-0024).

DEC. 2 Decorate cookies, make winter crafts, 11 a.m.-3 p.m.; guided nature walks at noon, 1 and 2 p.m., preregister; Christmas Ship arrives at the park at 3:10 p.m., Seward Park Audubon Center, 5902 Lake Washington Boulevard S., Seattle (sewardpark.audubon.org).

DEC. 2 Tree lighting, eggnog, festivities, 5 p.m., California Avenue Southwest and Southwest Alaska Street, Seattle (wsjunction.org/events/hometown-holidays-tree-lighting-2/?evtmonth=12&evtyear=2017).

DEC. 7 Five choral groups, free cookies and hot chocolate, kids’ activities, holiday lighting including hundreds of luminaria, 6-8 p.m., Volunteer Park, 1247 15th Ave. E., Seattle (volunteerparktrust.org/events).

DEC. 7 Ice sculpting, carolers at First Thursday Art Walk, 5:30-8:30 p.m., Occidental Square, Occidental Avenue South and South Main Street, Seattle (downtownseattle.org/holidays).

DEC. 8 Free trolley rides, art walk, specials at participating businesses, pub crawl; 6-10 p.m., Phinney Avenue North and Greenwood Avenue North, from the Zoo to North 87th Street, Seattle (phinneycenter.org).

DEC. 9 Luminaria, music performances around the lake, bring your own lights to add to the ambience, 4:30-7:30 p.m., Green Lake Park, 7201 E. Green Lake Drive N., Seattle; nonperishable food bank donations requested (206-784-0780 or facebook.com/pg/GreenLakePathwayofLights/about/?ref=page_internal).

DEC. 9 Excursion to see holiday lights in fleet of historic trolley and motorbuses; 7 p.m., Second Avenue South and South Main Street, Seattle; $5, children age 5 and younger free; ORCA, Metro transfers, tickets, or passes not accepted (mehva.org).

...treats including kringle and glögg, Santa, 2 p.m. Dec. 10, Seattle Danish Center, 1833 N. 105th St., Seattle; $5-$15 (206-523-3263 or northwestdanish.org/julestue...

...Pavilion, food trucks, all ages and pets welcome, 6-9 p.m., Olympic Sculpture Park, 2901 Western Ave., Seattle; free, preregister (seattleartmuseum.org/visit/calendar/events?eventid=57437...

DEC. 16 Empathy theme to brighten the world, celebrate humanity’s accomplishments, reflect on our past and consider the future with food, light, song, camaraderie, 4-9 p.m., University Christian Church, 4731 15th Ave. N.E., Seattle (facebook.com/events/294609727722923/).

DEC. 17 Food-truck festival, food and craft vendors, holiday themed activities, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., North 34th Street and Evanston Avenue North, Seattle (facebook.com/events/1953770621615268/).

...m. Dec. 31 and 9 a.m.-noon Jan. 1, St. John the Baptist Church, 3050 California Ave. S.W., Seattle; free (emeraldcitywanderers.org...

    Plan your holiday season: Seattle-area fairs, festivals and more
    From Turkey Trots to New Year's Eve bashes, the holidays are upon us. Use this guide to parades, fairs, festivals and more to plan your season. And remember, one reindeer gets injured and all plans can change, so call or check details online before heading out into the cold.
    https://www.seattletimes.com

47 hours ago

What’s on this weekend in Ballard and beyond

Swanson’s Holiday Party with shopping, food, drink, live music and more. A benefit for the Ballard Food Bank, 6-9 p.m., Swanson’s Nursery (9701 15th Avenue NW), $20

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Meet and greet retired racing greyhounds, learn about adoption and volunteer opportunities at Mud Bay Ballard’s new location (5314 15th Ave. NW), 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Ballard Performing Arts Dinner and Auction, 5:30 to 10:30 p.m., Swedish Club at 1920 Dexter Ave N., this event appears to be sold out

Sustainable Ballard’s Meaningful Movies presents “Minimalism: A Documentary About the Important Things“, 5:30 p.m. at Royal Drummer Cafe (6420 24th Ave NW), free ($5 suggested donation)

    What's on this weekend in Ballard and beyond
    The band My Goodness, which will be playing at the Freakout festival this weekend. It's the weekend before Thanksgiving, and were starting to see quite a few holiday events submitted to our new Ballard calendar (you can submit your own Ballard-area events here).
    http://www.myballard.com

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Nov 09

Community calendar: Veterans Day events, Goodwill Glitter Sale and more

...Fridays, 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. Saturdays-Sundays through Dec. 23; Swansons Nursery, 9701 15th Ave. N.W., Seattle (206-782-2543 or swansonsnursery.com...

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SUN Food trucks for people and dogs, advice and information from Citizens for Off Leash Areas, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Sunday, Occidental Square, 117 S. Washington St., Seattle (downtownseattle.org/events/post/pop-dog-park-20171112/).

FRI-SUN New model-year vehicles, concepts and classic cars, 2-9 p.m. Nov. 9, noon-9 p.m. Friday, 9 a.m.-9 p.m. Saturday, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Sunday, CenturyLink Field Event Center, 800 Occidental Ave. S., Seattle; $14-$16, ages 12 and younger free (seattleautoshow.com).

FRI-SUN Northwest Art Alliance sale by 100 artists, food trucks, kids’ activities, noon-7 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday, Hangar 30, Magnuson Park, 7400 Sand Point Way N.E., Seattle; $8, ages 12 and younger free (nwartalliance.org/).

...and up, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, College Center Building, North Seattle College, 9600 College Way N., Seattle (206-682-7567 or friendsofspl.org...

SAT Antiques, vintage, new, used, arts and crafts with 40 vendors, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, Lake City Community Center, 12531 28th Ave. N.E., Seattle (206-639-8813 or seattlelakecitylions.org/).

...checked at customer service; 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, Seattle Goodwill Store, 1400 S. Lane St., Seattle (seattlegoodwill.org...

SAT-SUN Christmas specialty foods, ethnic Latvian foods, decorative pillows, dolls, hand-dyed yarns, knitted articles, stuffed toys, jewelry, ceramics, hot meals, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, noon-4 p.m. Sunday, Latvian Community Center, 11710 Third Ave. N.E., Seattle (seattlelatviancenter.com).

SUN Simple dances for kids under 10 and their families, 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Phinney Center, 6532 Phinney Ave. N., Seattle; $6-$18 (phinneycenter.org).

SUN Celebrating Japanese culture with art, food, history, music and performances for all ages, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday, Japanese Cultural & Community Center, 1414 S. Weller St., Seattle; free (jcccw.org/bunka-no-hi/).

SUN Social time, dinner at 6:30 p.m., music by Norwegian Male Chorus, 5:30 p.m. Sunday, Leif Erikson Hall, 2245 N.W. 57th St., Seattle; $25 (206-783-1274).

SUN Hosted by chefs Ethan Stowell and Joe Ritchie, culinary showdown, bites by eight local chefs, 6 p.m. Sunday, Four Seasons Hotel, 99 Union St., Seattle; $75 (eventbrite.com/e/the-best-chefs-youve-never-heard-of-tickets-38507945301).

TUE Choosing wines for any budget, tasting, 6 p.m. Tuesday, South Seattle College, 6000 16th Ave. S.W., Seattle; $83, preregistration required (206-934-5339 or learnatsouth.org).

WED Cooking show host and cookbook author discusses “The Pioneer Woman Cooks: Come and Get It!” 7 p.m. Wednesday, University Temple United Methodist Church, 1415 N.E. 43rd St., Seattle; $29.99 includes book (206-634-3400 or ubookstore.com/events).

PLAN AHEAD Community Thanksgiving dinner, 6:30 p.m. Nov. 17, Garfield Community Center, 2323 E. Cherry St., Seattle; $3/suggested donation (206-684-4788).

FRI First look at the holiday display, for all ages, 6-9 p.m. Friday, Volunteer Park Conservatory, 1402 E. Galer St., Seattle; free (volunteerparkconservatory.org/).

...Museum in 2018; 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Nov. 18-19, Nordic Heritage Museum, 3014 N.W. 67th St., Seattle; $5, ages 5 and younger free (nordicmuseum.org/events...

...past has influenced the present, 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Museum of History & Industry (MOHAI), 860 Terry Ave. N., Seattle; free (206-324-1126 or mohai.org/program/history-cafe...

...5 p.m. Wednesdays thru Sundays, until 7 p.m. Thursdays, Northwest African American Museum, 2300 S. Massachusetts St., Seattle; $5-$7 (206-518-6000 or naamnw.org...

SUN November tours focus on ancient tree species, 1 p.m. Sunday, Graham Visitor Center, 2300 Arboretum Dr. East, Seattle; free (206-543-8800 or uwbotanicgardens.org).

...band concert, 10:30 a.m., speaker, 11 a.m. Friday, Evergreen-Washelli Memorial Park, 11111 Aurora Ave. N., Seattle (facebook.com/events/911638245654729...

SAT Puyallup Historical Society historian Andy Anderson hosts Veterans Day program, all welcome, 3 p.m. Saturday, Meeker Mansion, 312 Spring St., Puyallup; $5 (253-848-1770 or meekermansion.org).

    Community calendar: Veterans Day events, Goodwill Glitter Sale and more
    A detailed, categorized calendar of events all over Seattle and Western Washington, Nov. 10-16, 2017. Share story SUN Food trucks for people and dogs, advice and information from Citizens for Off Leash Areas, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Sunday, Occidental Square, 117 S. Washington St., Seattle ( downtownseattle.org/events/post/pop-dog-park-20171112/).
    https://www.seattletimes.com

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Oct 21

2017 Northwest Orchid Society Fall Show and Sale

Hosted by Swanson's Nursery (9701 15th Ave. NW), this regional show features breathtaking orchid displays by orchid societies from throughout the Pacific Northwest...

    SGN - Seattle Gay News - Page 10 - 2017 Northwest Orchid Society Fall Show & Sale - Friday, October 20, 2017 - Volume 45 Issue 42
    The Northwest Orchid Society presents its 2017 Fall Orchid Show & Sale on Saturday, Nov. 4 (9am to 5pm) and Nov. 5 (10am to 4pm). Admis
    http://www.sgn.org

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