Community corner: Salmon, mammals and tradition
Community events for the weekend of Nov. 17-18, 2012, include Salmon in Piper’s Creek, Meet the Mammals and Duwamish Heritage Day.
Salmon stewards provide information on salmon returning to Piper’s Creek to spawn, the restoration of the watershed and the life cycle of salmon, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturdays-Sundays through Dec. 9, and special celebration activities 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Nov. 23, Carkeek Park, 950 N.W. Carkeek Park Road, Seattle; free (206-684-5999 or www.seattle.gov/parks).
Meet the Mammals: Displays, activities for all ages, information to explore the diversity of mammals, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Burke Museum of Natural History and Culture, University of Washington, Seattle; $7.50-$10 (206-543-5590 or www.burkemuseum.org).
Duwamish Heritage Day: National Native American Heritage Month songs, dances and drums, class 10 a.m.-noon; Princess Angeline film, 1 p.m.; frybread, 2-4 p.m. Saturday, Duwamish Longhouse & Cultural Center, 4705 W. Marginal Way S.W., Seattle; free (206-431-1582 or www.duwamishtribe.org).
Holiday Bazaar: Arts and crafts from 100 vendors, food, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, Renton Community Center, 1715 S.E. Maple Valley Highway, Renton (425-430-6700 or www.rentonwa.gov).
Quilt, Craft and Sewing Festival: Sewing, quilting, embroidery, knitting, scrapbooking and other creative-arts vendors, workshops, seminars, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.Saturday, Puyallup Fair and Events Center, Puyallup; $10, half-price admission coupon on website (253-841-5045 or www.quiltcraftsew.com).
Seattle Auto Show: Hundreds of new 2013 cars from all major makers, test drives, exotic cars, 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday, CenturyLink Field Event Center, 800 Occidental Ave. S., Seattle; $10-$12, ages 12 and younger free with adult (www.seattleautoshow.com).
Yulefest: Nordic Christmas craft vendors, music, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Nordic Heritage Museum, 3014 N.W. 67th St., Seattle; $1-$3 (206-789-5707 or www.nordicmuseum.org/events.aspx#Yulefest).
Festival of Trees Celebration: Santa, holiday boutique, entertainment, lighting of the Fairmont Lobby Tree and opening of the Teddy Bear Suite, 2-5 p.m. Sunday, and 20 themed Christmas trees auctioned to benefit Seattle Children’s Hospital on display through Nov. 28; Fairmont Olympic Hotel, 411 University St., Seattle; free, donations welcome; Teddy Bear Suite open 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Monday through Dec. 24; free, donations to Seattle Children’s Hospital suggested (www.seattlefestivaloftrees.com).
Seattle Family Dance: Dance with live folk music, for ages 9 and younger and their families, no partner or experience necessary, 3 p.m. Sunday, Phinney Neighborhood Center, 6532 Phinney Ave. N., Seattle; $6-$18 (206-330-7408 or www.seattledance.org/family).
For more community events, go to seattletimes.com/listings (search “community”).
Compiled by Madeline McKenzie