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PLAN AHEAD Lurfisk/lutefisk, Swedish or Norwegian style, meatballs, live music, glögg, 6:30 p.m. Dec. 15, Swedish Club, 1920 Dexter Ave. N., Seattle; $35, reserve by Dec. 12 (206-283-1090 or swedishclubnw.org).
DEC. 14 Dinner meeting, speaker Lesley J. Gordon, author of “A Broken Regiment: The 16th Connecticut’s Civil War,” 6 p.m. Dec. 14, China Harbor, 2040 Westlake Ave. N., Seattle; $21 includes dinner (206-524-4434 or pscwrt.org).This article has 34 other Seattle locations (Show)
SAT Entertainment, activities and treats for dogs and people, dog costume contest, dog park, “Barket Market” vendors, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, Occidental Square, Occidental Avenue South and South Main Street, Seattle (downtownseattle.org/events/holidays/).
SAT Antiques, vintage, arts and crafts by 60 vendors, snack bar; 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, Lake City Community Center, 12531 28th Ave. N.E., Seattle (206-638-8813 or seattlelakecitylions.org).
...household linens, backpacks, handbags; 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, North Seattle Friends Church, 7740 24th Ave. N.E., Seattle (206-525-8800 or northseattlefriends.org...
SAT Arts and crafts by local vendors, music, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Ravenna-Eckstein Community Center, 6535 Ravenna Ave. N.E., Seattle (206-684-7534).
SAT Sale of 2500 books, sorted into 30 categories and all priced between 50 cents and $2, bake sale, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, Lifetime Learning Center, 6208 60th Ave. N.E., Seattle (206-949-8882 or lifetimelearningcenter.org).
SAT Food-related items, cocktails, 1-5 p.m. Saturday, Stocked Studios, 4501 Shilshole Ave. N.W., Seattle (www.facebook.com/events/1528077203924340/).
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 (www.facebook.com/events/1538015719596853/).
FRI Bingo games, drag queen entertainment, food and drinks available, 6 p.m. Friday, Southeast Seattle Senior Center, 4655 S. Holly St., Seattle; $25/at the door (206-722-0317 or sessc.org).
FRI Tour the mansion with Christmas decorations by candlelight, entertainment, hot cider, cookies; benefits Paint the Mansion Fund, 5 p.m. Friday, Meeker Mansion, 312 Spring St., Puyallup; $6 (253-848-1770 or meekermansion.org).
...Seattle Helpline, 4:30-7:30 p.m. Sunday, First Lutheran Church of West Seattle, 4105 California Ave. S.W., Seattle; $5/person or $15/family with nonperishable food donation from each person; if no...
PLAN AHEAD The Salvation Army and KOMO raise money and collect new, unwrapped toys for families in need this holiday season, Dec. 15, KOMO Plaza, 140 Fourth Ave. N., Seattle (komonews.com/station/donate-to-the-komo-toy-drive).
SAT Dance class, 7 p.m.; dance 2-step, waltz, Zydeco step, swing, blues to Louisiana music, 8 p.m. Saturday, Fraternal Order of Eagles #1, 8201 Lake City Way N.E., Seattle; $15 (206-724-4471 or swampsoulband.com).
...tastings by featured craft brewers, 6:30 p.m. Friday, Pike Place Market Atrium Kitchen, First Avenue and Pike Street, Seattle; $48 (206-829-9525 or www.facebook.com/events/392130454539180...
FRI Ceremonial tapping of Bete Blanche Belgian-style Tripel, music; proceeds from Bete Blanche sold during the event benefit Bailey-Boushay House for people with chronic illness, 7 p.m. Friday, 1221 Pike St., Seattle (facebook.com/events/130136064364537/).
...trolley rides, art walk, specials at participating businesses, pub crawl; 6-10 p.m. Friday, Phinney Avenue North and Greenwood Avenue North, from the Zoo to North 87th Street; Greenwood/Phinney Art Walk, on Phinney Avenue North...
SAT Holiday photos, kids’ craft activities, games, music, food, bring a new, unwrapped toy for Treehouse and canned and nonperishable items for Rainier Valley Food Bank, noon-3 p.m. Saturday, Rainier Community Center, 4600 38th Ave. S., Seattle (206-386-1919).
...ambience, 4:30-7:30 p.m., 4:30 p.m. Saturday, Green Lake Park, 7201 E. Green Lake Drive N., Seattle; nonperishable food bank donations requested (206-784-0780 or parkways.seattle.gov/2017/11...
...historic trolley and motorbuses; no food or beverages allowed, 7 p.m. Saturday, MEHVA tours, Second Avenue South and South Main Street, Seattle; $5, children age 5 and younger free; ORCA, Metro transfers, tickets, or passes not...
SAT-DEC. 31 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, Dec. 21, Northeast Park Road and Ravenna Boulevard, Seattle; food bank donations welcome.
...treats including kringle and glögg, Santa visit, 2 p.m. Sunday, Seattle Danish Center, 1833 N. 105th St., Seattle; $10-$15, preregister (206-523-3263 or northwestdanish.org/julestue...
...available from TASTE Cafe, food trucks, 6-9 p.m. Dec. 14, Olympic Sculpture Park, Broad Street and Elliott Avenue, Seattle; free, preregistration requested, not required (seattleartmuseum.org/visit/calendar/events?eventid=57437...
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/).
FRI Sea songs celebrate our connections to the sea, ships, sailors, fun and easy to sing for all ages; folk singer Tom Rawson leads the singalong, 8 p.m. Friday, Virginia V Steamer, 860 Terry Ave. N., Suite 223, Seattle; free (206-447-9800 or nwseaport.org).
FRI Live radio theater performance with all-star local cast and live music, 8 p.m. Friday, University Temple United Methodist Church, 1415 N.E. 43rd St., Seattle; $5-$15 (townhallseattle.org).
FRI-SUN Based the classic 1946 Frank Capra film, as a live 1940s radio broadcast, 7:30 p.m. Friday-Saturday and Dec. 15-16, 3 p.m. Sunday and Dec. 10, Kenyon Hall, 7904 35th Ave. S.W., Seattle; $18-$20 (206-937-1394 or twelfthnightproductions.org).
SAT Kid-friendly performance by percussionist Thione Diop sharing music and culture of West Africa, 11 a.m. Saturday, The Royal Room, 5000 Rainier Ave. S., Seattle; $5, free for kids (townhallseattle.org).
SAT Live music performances for all ages, jazz, blues, rock, R&B and country music, 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Saturday, Dusty Strings Acoustic Music Shop, 3406 Fremont Ave. N., Seattle (206-634-1662 or dustystrings.com).
SAT Tara Academy Irish Dancers, music, storytelling, songs of the season, 7:30 p.m. Saturday, University Christian Church, 4731 15th Ave. N.E., Seattle; $12-$31 (magicalstrings.com).
SUN Admiral Choir, community singalong, cookies, 3 p.m. Sunday, Admiral Congregational Church, 4320 S.W. Hill St., Seattle; free (206-932-2928 or admiralchurch.org/events/).
MON Choir Concert, 7:30 p.m. Monday, Ballard High School, 1418 N.W. 65th St., Seattle; free, reserved seating by donation (ballardperformingarts.org).
SUN, WED Classical music performances, 3 p.m. Sunday, West Seattle Branch, 2306 42nd Ave. S.W., Seattle (206-684-7444); and noon Wednesday, Seattle Central Library, 1000 Fourth Ave., Seattle (206-386-4636 or spl.org).
...for Social Responsibility and Washington Against Nuclear Weapons, 6 p.m. Sunday, Leif Erikson Hall, 2245 N.W. 57th St., Seattle; free, preregister (wpsr.org/wpsr-events/2017/12/10/we-can-ban-the-bomb...
SUN Professional gift wrapper shares tips and tricks, 2 p.m. Sunday, University Book Store, 4326 University Way N.E., Seattle; free, no registration required (206-634-3400 or ubookstore.com).
...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...
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 outThis article has 3 other Seattle locations (Show)
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
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.
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)
...a.m.-1 p.m. Sunday, $5-$9, ages 5 and younger free; Swedish Club, 1920 Dexter Ave. N., Seattle (206-283-1090 or swedishclubnw.org...
NOV. 9 Dinner, author Richard A. Hanks discusses “Vermont’s Proper Son: The Letters of Soldier and Scholar Edwin Hall Higley,” 6 p.m. Nov. 9, China Harbor, 2040 Westlake Ave. N., Seattle; $21 (206-524-4434 or pscwrt.org).This article has 21 other Seattle locations (Show)
NOV. 9-12 New model-year vehicles, concept and classic cars, 2-9 p.m. Nov. 9, noon-9 p.m. Nov. 10, 9 a.m.-9 p.m. Nov. 11, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Nov. 12, CenturyLink Field Event Center, 800 Occidental Ave. S., Seattle; $14-$16, ages 12 and younger free (seattleautoshow.com).
...5 p.m. Saturday, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Sunday, Mount Baker Community Club, 2811 Mount Rainier Drive S., Seattle (artisantilenw.org...
...pay by cash or check; 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Sunday, Seattle Danish Center, 1833 N. 105th St., Seattle (northwestdanish.org/danish-holiday-bazaar...
SUN Year-round market, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Sundays, Ballard Avenue Northwest and 22nd Avenue Northwest, Seattle (sfmamarkets.com).
SUN Farm products, food vendors, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Sundays year around, Southwest Alaska Street and California Avenue Southwest, Seattle (seattlefarmersmarkets.org).
...m.-5 p.m. Nov. 11, noon-4 p.m. Nov. 12, Latvian Community Center, 11710 Third Ave. N.E., Seattle (206-362-9894 or seattlelatviancenter.com...
SAT Trinidadian dinner, beverages, speaker Lauren Ornelas, founder of Food Empowerment Project, auction, 7 p.m. Saturday, Northwest African American Museum, 2300 S. Massachusetts St., Seattle; $30-$70 (appetiteforjustice.bpt.me).
NOV. 9 Cider tasting, auction, games, music; benefits City Fruit tree conservation and stewardship, 6-9 p.m. Nov. 9, Metropolist, 2931 First Ave. S., Seattle; $85 (cityfruit.org/calendar/city-fruit-celebrates-2017).
SAT Celebrate Latin American holiday honoring the dead with food, drink and festivities, community procession and dedication of a traditional altar to the deceased, 4-7 p.m. Saturday, Phinney Neighborhood Center, 6532 Phinney Ave. N., Seattle; free (206-783-2244 or phinneycenter.org/calendar/dia/).
MON Meet winemakers, taste and buy wine, raffle, 4:30 p.m. Monday, World Trade Center, 2200 Alaskan Way, Seattle; $40 (206-441-5144 or wtcseattle.com/rising_stars_wine_tasting).
NOV. 9 Brewery tours on the hour, $2 pints, snacks, games, DJ, for all ages, dogs welcome; 20 taps, cask-conditioned beers, food trucks, 5 p.m. Nov. 9, Elysian Brewing Taproom, 5410 Airport Way S., Seattle (facebook.com/events/149274255814199/).
FRI-SUN Display of hundreds of large exhibition English mums, plant culture, noon-4 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, Volunteer Park Conservatory, 1400 E. Galer St., Seattle (206-878-8010 or ecamumclub.org).
FRI Author Molly Ringle discusses her paranormal romance book “The Goblins of Bellwater,” 5 p.m. Friday, Barnes & Noble, 2600 S.W. Barton St., Seattle (206-290-8315 or loghousemuseum.info/events/words-writers-and-west-seattle).
SAT Walk through the garden for inspiration to write a traditional Japanese poem, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, Seattle Japanese Garden, 1075 Lake Washington Blvd. E., Seattle; $4-$6 (206-684-4725 or seattlejapanesegarden.org).
SAT All ages walk with games and activities geared toward ages 2-12; 1 p.m. Saturday, Graham Visitor Center, 2300 Arboretum Dr. E., Seattle (206-685-8033 or /botanicgardens.uw.edu/washington-park-arboretum/).
SAT-SUN Walk to learn about mushrooms for ages 12 and older, 2-4 p.m. Saturday, Camp Long, 5200 35th Ave. S.W., free; 1-4 p.m. Sunday, Discovery Park, $5/person; preregister (206-386-4237 or seattle.gov/parks).
FRI-SAT Final weekend of haunted attraction for ages 13 and older; 7-11 p.m. Friday-Saturday, 5000 E. Marginal Way S., Seattle; $23-$43 (206-762-2067 or seattlehaunts.com/georgetown-morgue/home.php).
SAT Freedom Socialist Party hosts speakers including Freedom Socialist 2012 vice presidential candidate Christina Lopez, music, 7:30 p.m.; Taste of Russia dinner with vegan options, 6 p.m. Saturday, New Freeway Hall, 5018 Rainier Ave. S., Seattle; $3-$10 (206-722-2453 or socalism.com/seattle).
...nearby parks, free lunch at noon for volunteers; 9 a.m. Saturday, Jefferson Community Center, 3801 Beacon Ave. S., Seattle; events at other locations around the city; preregister (greenseattle.org...
SAT Help plant thousands of plants throughout the park, 9 a.m. Saturday, Westcrest Park, 9000 Eighth Ave. S.W., Seattle; free (seattle.cedar.greencitypartnerships.org/event/11868/).
SAT Help add some seasonal color to the park for the springtime, tools, gloves, coffee and treats provided, 10 a.m. Saturday, Freeway Park, 700 Seneca St., Seattle (freewayparkassociation.org).
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