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Best of This Weekend in Puget Sound Nov 18 – 20

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Holiday Tree Lighting
Friday, November 18
5:00pm – 8:00pm
The Shops at The Bravern
11111 NE 8th Street
Bellevue, WA 98004
425.456.8795
http://www.thebravern.com

Kick off the holiday season with a Tree Lighting Ceremony at The Bravern! Santa will arrive at 6:00pm in a horse-drawn carriage with Jamie & Karen Moyer from The Moyer Foundation. Enjoy fireside beverages, The Dickens Carolers, and pony rides. Donations will be accepted for fireside beverages and the pony rides. All proceeds benefit The Moyer Foundation.

Friends of the Seattle Public Library 2011 Holiday Sale
Saturday, November 19
9:00am – 5:00pm
Warren G. Magnuson Park
Workshop in Building 30
7400 Sand Point Way NE, Seattle
206.523.4053
http://www.friendsofspl.org

Book Sales consist of books and media donated by the community and materials no longer needed by the Library.

Nordic Yulefest
Saturday and Sunday
November 19 and 20
10:00am – 5:00pm
Nordic Heritage Museum
3014 NW 67th Street
Seattle, WA 98117
206.789.5707
http://www.nordicmuseum.org

Traditional Scandinavian entertainment will feature fiddlers, singers, folk dancers and more. Shop from hundreds of hand-crafted gifts from our many Nordic-inspired vendors, and enjoy Scandinavian food and drink available at several locations in the Museum. The Nordic Café offers open-faced Scandinavian sandwiches, krumkake, and lefse, among many other exciting traditional foods. Don’t miss Goodies to Go, where you can purchase Scandinavian treats by the dozen. Even Santa will be visiting the Museum for Yulefest.

The Great Train Expo
Saturday and Sunday
November 19 and 20
Puyallup Fair and Events Center
110 9th Avenue SW
Puyallup, WA 98371
http://www.trainexpoinc.com

Bigger and better than last year, it’s the traveling model railroad show with vendors and displays at the Puyallup Fair and Events Center.

Rick Steves’ European Travel Festival
Saturday, November 19
9:00am – 4:00pm
Edmonds Center for the Arts
410 Fourth Avenue North
Edmonds, WA 98020
425.771.8303
http://www.ricksteves.com

Dreaming of a trip to Europe in 2012? Join Rick and his travel-savvy staff for a full-day of free travel classes. The Travel Festival is the perfect time to kick start planning for a trip to Europe in 2012. There are nine information-packed slideshow presentations complete with the latest European travel tips, insights and discoveries. Plus, Rick gives a crash course on 1000 years of European art and history. Register online at http://www.ricksteves.com.

St. Jude Give Thanks. Walk.
Saturday, November 19
7:30am
SuperMall of the Great Northwest
1101 Supermall Way
Auburn, WA 98001
http://www.givethankswalk.org

St. Jude supporters in 80 communities across the country will join together as teams and individuals to participate in this exciting family-friendly 5K walk to help raise money to support the children of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Join St. Jude and KMPS for this indoor walk. Strollers are welcome!

Turkey Toss at the Zoo
Saturday, November 19
10:00am – 2:00pm
Woodland Park Zoo
5500 Phinney Ave. N
Seattle, WA 98103
206.548.2500
http://www.zoo.org

Enjoy the zoo’s animals diving into their own turkey feasts. The turkey treats are part of the zookeepers’ ongoing efforts to help enrich the lives of the zoo’s animals, promote natural animal behaviors, and keep the animals mentally and physically stimulated and engage zoo visitors. (Turkeys are not fed live nor thrown.)

Santa Arrives at Northgate Mall
Saturday, November 19
1:00pm
401 NE Northgate Way
Seattle, WA 98125
206.362.4778
http://www.simon.com/mall/?id=236

Be one of the first to see Santa at the Kidgit’s Santa Arrival event! We will be making crafts, enjoying cookies, and visiting with the Jolly-Red man!

Best of the Northwest Art and Fine Craft Show
Friday, Saturday and Sunday
November 18, 19 and 20
Smith Cove Cruise Terminal – Pier 91
2420 21st Ave W
Seattle, WA 98119
http://www.nwartalliance.com
206.525.5926

Works by more than 250 artists and artisans are on display for purchase, while a wine tasting, live music and great food round out the fun.

Quilt, Craft and Sewing Festival
Friday, Saturday and Sunday
November 18, 19 and 20
The Puyallup Fairgrounds
110 9th Ave SW
Puyallup, WA 98371
253.845.1771
http://www.quiltcraftsew.com

A wide variety of Sewing, Quilting, Notions, Fabrics, Needle-Art and Craft supply exhibits. “Make and Take” workshops and FREE educational seminars. Your ticket is good for all 3 days of each show!

Juried Art Show & Sale
Saturday and Sunday
November 19 and 20
10:00am – 5:00pm
Olympia Armory
515 Eastside St SE
Olympia, WA 98501
http://www.possca.org

The Patrons of South Sound Cultural Arts (POSSA) and Friends of the Olympia Library have joined together to host a Juried Art Show and Art Sale. This event will provide the community with an opportunity to see the work, meet the artists, do some holiday shopping, and support two worthy causes.

Fantasy Lights Walk!
Sunday, November 20
5:00pm – 7:00pm
Sprinker Center
14824 South ‘C’ St.
Spanaway, WA 98387
253.798.3330
http://www.co.pierce.wa.us/pc/abtus/ourorg/parks/flights-walk.htm

Fantasy Lights Walk takes you through 2.5 miles of animated displays at Spanaway Park. Walkers of all ages and abilities (including wheelchairs and strollers) are invited to take a sneak-preview walk through Fantasy Lights on one night only before it turns into a drive-through on Thanksgiving! Pre-registration is required. Register online.

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