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Community calendar: holiday markets, Art under $100, and more events

FRI The Salvation Army and KOMO raise money and collect new, unwrapped toys for families in need this holiday season Friday, KOMO Plaza, 140 Fourth Ave. N., Seattle (866-944-3838 or komonews.com/station/donate-to-the-komo-toy-drive).

...of Horror Film,” 10 a.m.-5 p.m. daily, Museum of Pop Culture (MoPOP), 325 Fifth Ave. N., Seattle; $17-$33 (206-770-2700 or mopop.org...

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...21-23; zoo open 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m. daily, Woodland Park Zoo, 5500 Phinney Ave. N., Seattle; $9.95-$14.95 (206-548-2500 or zoo.org...

FRI Neighborhood vendors, live music, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Friday, Occidental Square, Occidental Avenue South and South Main Street, Seattle (downtownseattle.org/holidays).

FRI-SUN Native American arts and crafts market, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday-Sunday, Duwamish Longhouse & Cultural Center, 4705 W. Marginal Way S.W., Seattle (206-431-1582 or facebook.com/events/1450432641671440/).

SAT Vintage holiday decorations, furniture, linens, fabric, housewares, jewelry, 35 vendors, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Lake City Community Center, 12531 28th Ave. N.E., Seattle; $3 (averyvintagemarket.com).

SAT Music, dance, local handmade arts and crafts vendors, 2-5 p.m. Saturday, John C. Little Sr. Park, 6961 37th Ave. S., Seattle (parkways.seattle.gov/2017/12/04/2017-holiday-events/).

SAT Art sale and raffles, all ages art lab, food trucks, 2-8 p.m. Saturday, Seattle Design Center, 5701 Sixth Ave. S., Seattle; free/VIP admission 1-2 p.m. $20 (southparkarts.org/).

SUN Eat, drink, shop local and handmade by 25 artists, live music, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday, The Tractor, 5213 Ballard Ave. N.W., Seattle (facebook.com/events/1538015719596853/).

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

SUN Bowling, silent auction, holiday shop, cocktails, benefits local pets in need of emergency veterinary care; 3 p.m. Sunday, West Seattle Bowl, 4505 39th Ave. S.W., Seattle; $10-$25 (frankiesfriends.org/washington).

FRI Dance lesson, 7:15 p.m.; dance to Cajun, swing, zydeco, holiday music; bar available, 8 p.m. Friday, Fraternal Order of Eagles #1, 8201 Lake City Way N.E., Seattle; $10 (gatorboyproductions.com/).

SAT Dance to the salsa and Latin jazz of Mamba Cadillac, 3 p.m. Saturday, Artspace Hiawatha, 843 Hiawatha Place S., Seattle; $10-$15 (206-861-2500 or MyWorldDance.com).

SAT Dance with music by the Buckaroosters, singles and couples, all ages welcome, 7 p.m. Saturday, Leif Erikson Hall, 2245 N.W. 57th St., Seattle; $15 (206-781-1238 or nwdance.net).

DEC. 21 Restaurant fifth anniversary celebration with five special pasta dishes, $20/plate, $12/tasting portion, $50/five tasting portions, 5 p.m. Dec. 21, Agrodolce, 709 N 35th St, Seattle; reservations recommended (206-547-9707 or agrodolcerestaurant.net).

FRI All ages event, preregister kids to get a toy, 6:30 p.m. Friday, Garfield Community Center, 2323 E. Cherry St., Seattle (206-684-4788 or parkways.seattle.gov/2017/12/04/2017-holiday-events/).

FRI Arts and crafts projects, holiday pictures, treats, for all ages, 6 p.m. Friday, International District/Chinatown Community Center, 719 Eighth Ave. S., Seattle; $2/per child (206-233-0042 or parkways.seattle.gov/2017/12/04/2017-holiday-events/).

SAT Treats, games, cookie decorating, for all ages, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, Miller Community Center, 330 19th Ave. E., Seattle (206-684-4753 or parkways.seattle.gov/2017/12/04/2017-holiday-events/).

SAT Holiday activities for all ages, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, Yesler Terrace Community Center, 917 Yesler Way, Seattle (parkways.seattle.gov/2017/12/04/2017-holiday-events/).

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

SAT Pancakes, sausage, visit from Santa, 10 a.m. Saturday, Meeker Mansion, 312 Spring St., Puyallup; $15 by reservation (253-848-1770 or meekermansion.org).

SAT Tour four decorated 19th Century buildings and homes with historically costumed docents, seasonal music, holiday treats, 1-4 p.m. Saturday, Old Consulate Inn, 313 Walker Street, Port Townsend; $15, reservations recommended (op-s.net/yule).

...Dec. 20; 2:30 p.m. Dec. 21; 3 p.m. Dec. 23, Waterways Cruises, 2441 N. Northlake Way, Seattle; $36.95-$62.95 (206-223-2060 or /waterwayscruises.com/holiday-cruises-festive...

THRU DEC. 26 Teddy bear wonderland, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. daily, Fairmont Olympic Hotel, 411 University St., Seattle; free, donations for Seattle Children’s Hospital suggested (fairmont.com/seattle/activities-services/events-calendar/).

ONGOING Holiday lights, decorations, a Seattle tradition since 1949, 4-11 p.m. Fridays-Saturdays, 4-9:30 p.m. Sundays-Thursdays through Dec. 31; Winter Solstice pedestrian night, Nov. 21; Northeast Park Road and Ravenna Boulevard, Seattle; food bank donations welcome.

...through Jan. 15; 10 a.m.-5 p.m. daily, Museum of History & Industry (MOHAI), 860 Terry Ave. N., Seattle; $13.95-$19.95, ages 14 and younger free (206-324-1126 or mohai...

...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...

FRI Decorate gingerbread house, 5-7 p.m. Friday, Ballard Community Center, 6020 28th Ave. N.W., Seattle; $5 (206-684-4093 or parkways.seattle.gov/2017/12/04/2017-holiday-events/).

SUN A Puerto Rican cultural celebration with singers, dancers, music, 2-4 p.m. Sunday, Seward Park, 5902 Lake Washington Blvd. S., Seattle (parkways.seattle.gov/2017/12/04/2017-holiday-events/).

FRI-SUN Based the classic 1946 Frank Capra film, as a live 1940s radio broadcast, 7:30 p.m. Friday-Saturday, 3 p.m. Sunday, Kenyon Hall, 7904 35th Ave. S.W., Seattle; $18-$20 (206-937-1394 or twelfthnightproductions.org).

...p.m. Fridays-Saturdays, 1-5 p.m. Sundays through Feb., Douglass-Truth Branch Library, 2300 E. Yesler Way, Seattle (206-684-4704 or spl.org/locations/douglass-truth-branch...

MON Presentation and discussion to increase understanding and move us toward more tolerant attitudes and positive communication; 2 p.m. Monday, The Brig Studio at Magnuson Park, 6344 N.E. 74th St., Seattle; free (206-525-6378 or nestseattle.org/news-events/).

TUE Industry Panel for all ages, 6 p.m. Tuesday, Fremont Abbey Arts Center, 4272 Fremont Ave. N., Seattle; free (206-414-8325 or abbeyarts.me).

    Community calendar: holiday markets, Art under $100, and more events
    A detailed, categorized calendar of events all over Seattle and Western Washington, Dec. 15-21, 2017. Share story FRI-SUN Adoption fees waived on all cats ages 1 and older, 11 a.m. Friday-Sunday, Seattle Humane, 13212 S.E. Eastgate Way, Bellevue (425-274-1500 or seattlehumane.org).
    https://www.seattletimes.com

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Council Wraps Up Short-Term Rental Legislation, Conditionally Vacates Property in South Lake Union

A utility easement for a combined sewer overflow structure at the intersection Roy St and 8th Ave N;

Public access easements on Roy St and 9th Ave N; and

...early next year for the combined development site, in addition to another city-owned property (620 Aurora Ave N) to the west between Dexter Ave N and Aurora Ave N. But prior to that...

    Council Wraps Up Short-Term Rental Legislation, Conditionally Vacates Property in South Lake Union " The Urbanist
    On Monday, the Seattle City Council met for their regular legislative agenda meeting. Key decisions were made on short-term vacation rental regulations, conditional right-of-way vacation and future surplus of property in South Lake Union, and agreements with Sound Transit to facilitate development of light rail projects.
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Reconnected Thomas Street at Aurora to Get Traffic Diverter

Draft concept plan for Thomas Street and Aurora Avenue. (SDOT)

    Reconnected Thomas Street at Aurora to Get Traffic Diverter " The Urbanist
    As soon as Seattle's SR-99 tunnel opens in 2019, work will begin to de-highway-ify Aurora Ave N south of the tunnel portal in South Lake Union, converting it from a heavily used arterial with no cross-traffic at the side streets to a neighborhood street with traffic lights at every intersection.
    https://www.theurbanist.org

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Storms

...It all depended on which substation covered your residence. We had the one down on Sixth Avenue North near Denny Way. Another time the power failed on Thanksgiving, but it was during a storm on the...

    Storms - Queen Anne Historical Society
    As the rains reappear in our skies, leaving pools, puddles and damp concrete, I remember all the great storms from my past here in Seattle. At only one time during my 50+ years of residence on Queen Anne Hill did our power fail. It all depended on which substation covered your residence.
    http://qahistory.org

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Building the Downtown #BasicBikeNetwork

...come first. For instance, we’ve already successfully advocated to get a traffic diverter on Thomas St at Aurora to prioritize the street for people walking and biking, once it is reconnected. The advocates...

    Building the Downtown #BasicBikeNetwork - Seattle Neighborhood Greenways
    By Ryan Packer. A leader of South Lake Union Greenways Between 2010 and 2016, 45,000 new jobs were added in the neighborhoods comprising Downtown Seattle, most of them in District 7. Stunningly, 95% of these new commuters have chosen to get to and from work by modes other than driving by themselves.
    http://seattlegreenways.org

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Community calendar: Celebrate the holidays and Jimi Hendrix’s 75th Birthday, and take an Opt Outside Walk

...guest Janie Hendrix, 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Saturday, Museum of Pop Culture (MoPOP), 325 Fifth Ave. N., Seattle; $17-$28 (206-770-2700 or mopop.org...

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FRI-SUN Artist vendors with art, native crafts, regalia, jewelry, clothing, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday-Sunday, Duwamish Longhouse and Cultural Center, 4705 W. Marginal Way S.W., Seattle (206-431-1582 or duwamishtribe.org/events.html).

SAT Art, crafts, quilts, vendors, baked goods, food concession, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Alki Masonic Hall, 4736 40th Ave. S.W., Seattle (206-650-5491).

...2-$6 items at 30 neighborhood restaurants, 1-4 p.m. Saturday, Hing Hay Park, 409 Maynard Ave. S., Seattle (ethnicseattle.com...

SAT Vendors from Seattle Made selling a variety of holiday gifts, wearables, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, Broadway Market, 401 Broadway Ave. E., Seattle (facebook.com/events/176289476294846/).

SAT Meeker Mansion decorated for Christmas, craft vendors throughout rooms, hot cider, cookies, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Meeker Mansion, 312 Spring St., Puyallup; $6 admission benefits mansion restoration, $1 discount with food bank donation (253-848-1770 or meekermansion.org).

SAT-SUN See and buy crystals, stones, gems, jewelry, noon-7 p.m. Saturday, noon-5 p.m. Sunday, East West Bookshop, 6407 12th Ave. N.E., Seattle (206-523-3726 or eastwestbookshop.com).

SAT-SUN Craft market features comic book and pop culture inspired apparel, toys, jewelry, art, free make-and-take craft activity for kids, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday, Hangar 30, Magnuson Park, 6310 N.E. 74th St., Seattle (facebook.com/events/1993251130905095/).

SUN Shop for unique gifts, learn about upcoming NAAM events; 20% off purchase with donation of two cans of food, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday, Northwest African American Museum, 2300 S. Massachusetts St., Seattle (206-518-6000 or naamnw.org/events/).

PLAN AHEAD Nature-inspired gifts, fresh greens, crafts, botanical decorations; proceeds benefit the Arboretum, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Dec. 2, Graham Visitor Center, 2300 Arboretum Dr. East, Seattle (206-325-4510 or arboretumfoundation.org/).

PLAN AHEAD 37th annual fair, arts and crafts by 115 vendors, entertainment, food vendors; supports PNA’s programs for kids, seniors and community; 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Dec. 2, Phinney Center, 6532 Phinney Ave. N., Seattle (206-783-2244 or phinneycenter.org).

FRI Walk 2.4 mile paved trail around the park, all proceeds benefit Rainier Valley Food Bank, noon Friday, Seward Park, 5902 Lake Washington Blvd. S., Seattle; $35 (walkofgratitude.org).

TUE Taste Champagne, sparkling wines, learn about styles, 6 p.m. Tuesday, South Seattle College, 6000 16th Ave. S.W., Seattle; $75 (206-934-5339 or southseattle.edu/).

...8:30 p.m. Friday-Dec. 23 and Dec. 26-Jan. 1; Woodland Park Zoo, 5500 Phinney Ave. N., Seattle; $7.95-$11.95 (zoo.org/wildlights...

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

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

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

SUN Part of parade of decorated boats on Lake Union and Lake Washington, holiday buffet, beverages available; 5:30 p.m. Sunday, Waterways Cruises, 2441 N. Northlake Way, Seattle; $36.95-$62.95 (206-223-2060 or /waterwayscruises.com/holiday-cruises-festive).

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. Dec. 1; 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).

ONGOING Teddy bear wonderland, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. daily Nov. 23-Dec. 26, Fairmont Olympic Hotel, 411 University St., Seattle; free, donations for Seattle Children’s Hospital suggested (fairmont.com/seattle/activities-services/events-calendar/).

ONGOING See Santa’s reindeer Dasher and Blitzen, model train village, 9 a.m.-6 p.m., “Meet the Reindeer” sessions with 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).

WED Retired NASA Antarctic glaciologist Dr. Robert Bindschadler explains why we need to reduce carbon emissions with “Taming Bigfoot Seattle” fun and educational event, 7 p.m. Wednesday, El Centro De La Raza, 2524 16th Ave. S., Seattle (tamingbigfootseattle.org).

PLAN AHEAD Explore six historic and contemporary homes via shuttle service, craft fair at community club; 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Dec. 2, Mount Baker Community Club, 2811 Mount Rainier Drive S., Seattle; $35-$40 (mountbaker.org).

FRI Volkssport 5k or 10k walks, 10 a.m. Friday, Don Armeni Park, 1222 Harbor Ave. S.W., Seattle (ava.org/OptOutside2017.php).

    Community calendar: Celebrate the holidays and Jimi Hendrix's 75th Birthday, and take an Opt Outside Walk
    A detailed, categorized calendar of events all over Seattle and Western Washington, Nov. 24-30, 2017. Share story FRI Adoption fees waived for all black, black-spotted and black-striped cats and kittens available, 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Friday; also, adoption fees waived for all pets ages 7 and older through Nov. 30, 11 a.m.-8 p.m.
    https://www.seattletimes.com

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