Holiday lights, books and kittens | Community Corner
Community events for the weekend of Dec. 8-9, 2012, include Green Lake Pathway for Lights
A popular local tradition. Walk the 2.8-mile path around the lake lit by luminaria, with musicians, treats at four locations along the way, 5-8 p.m. Saturday, Green Lake Park, 7201 E. Green Lake Drive N., Seattle; free, food-bank donations collected (facebook.com/GreenLakePathwayofLights).
Seattle Humane Society Home for The Holidays: Kitten adoptions $50 each, two for $90, Saturday-Sunday only; Santa Paws photos, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, adoption fees waived on cats one year and older through December; 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Saturday, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Sunday, Seattle Humane Society, 13212 S.E. Eastgate Way, Bellevue (425-641-0080 or seattlehumane.org).
Volunteer Park Conservatory Holiday: Seasonal display of poinsettias, holiday train, open 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesdays through Sundays, Santa visits, noon-3 p.m. Saturday-Sunday; Volunteer Park Conservatory, 1400 E. Galer St., Seattle; free, donations suggested (206-322-4112 or www.volunteerparkconservatory.org).
Gifts and Greens Galore: Sale of wreaths, swags, greens, with demonstrations and craft activities, botanical and craft gifts, noon-5 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, Graham Visitors Center, 2300 Arboretum Drive E., Washington Park Arboretum, Seattle (www.arboretumfoundation.org).
Metro Employees Association Historic Vehicle Association Tour: Three-hour tour of Christmas lights in Seattle neighborhoods on vintage buses, 7 p.m. Saturday, Second Avenue South and South Main Street, Seattle; $5, no reservations (206-684-1816 or www.mehva.org).
Friends of Seattle Public Library Book Sale: Holiday sale, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, Seattle Center Northwest Rooms, Seattle (206-684-7200 or www.friendsofspl.org).
WildLights at Woodland Park Zoo: Light sculptures of wild animals, carousel, reindeer visits, 5:30-8:30 p.m. daily, Woodland Park Zoo, 5500 Phinney Ave. N., Seattle; $6.50-$9.50, online advance purchase, night of event sale if space available; ages 2 and younger free (www.zoo.org/wildlights).
Christmas Ships: Decorated ship stops with music for spectators onshore, 4:35 p.m. Saturday, Lowman Beach Park; 5:25 p.m., Alki Beach Park, Seattle; 9 p.m. Saturday, Winslow waterfront; 10:15 p.m. Saturday, Seattle Aquarium; 5 p.m. Sunday, Shilshole; 6 p.m., Carkeek Park; 6:30 p.m. Sunday, Blue Ridge, Seattle; free, rides and events on board available by reservation (206-623-1445 or www.argosycruises.com).
Compiled by Madeline McKenzie
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