Seattle Children’s celebration, stargazing | Community Corner
Community events for the weekend of March 16-17, 2013, include Seattle Children’s Open House and Family Fest, Seattle Tilth March Edible Plant Sale, and Irish Parade and Festival.
Seattle Children’s Open House and Family Fest
Celebrate the opening of new Building Hope: Cancer, Critical and Emergency Care Expansion with tours, activities for families, bring a teddy bear for a checkup at the Teddy Bear Clinic, explore inside an ambulance, get fitted for a free bike helmet for ages up to 18, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, Seattle Children’s Main Campus, 4800 Sand Point Way N.E., Seattle; free (206-987-1569 or www.seattlechildrens.org/healthfair).
Cool City Pets: Information, meet rabbits, hamsters, guinea pigs, rats, birds, reptiles, ferrets for adoption, 1 p.m. Saturday, Seattle Animal Shelter, 2061 15th Ave. W., Seattle; adoption fees $15-$40 (206-386-7387 or www.seattleanimalshelter.org).
Irish Parade and Festival: St. Patrick’s Day parade, 12:30 p.m. Saturday on Fourth Avenue from Jefferson Street to Westlake Park, Seattle; festival with music, dancing, genealogy and Irish language workshops, cultural exhibits, children’s activities, Irish and Celtic themed vendors, Irish Reels Film Festival, noon-6 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Sunday, Seattle Center Armory, Seattle; free (206-684-7200 or www.irishclub.org).
Kids Day at NAAM: Celebrate NAAM’s fifth birthday with a performance by the Ugandan Orphan’s Choir, 2:30 p.m., all-ages art activities and picture book time, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, Northwest African American Museum, 2300 S. Massachusetts St., Seattle; free (206-518-6000 or www.naamnw.org).
Seattle Tilth Edible Plant Sale: Wide selection of organically, locally grown veggies, herbs, fruit shrubs and trees, seeds; all proceeds benefit Seattle Tilth educational programs, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, Pacific Market Center, 6100 Fourth Ave. S., Seattle; free (206-633-0451 or seattletilth.org/).
Stargazing: Seattle Astronomical Society public parties to view the sky through telescopes, identifying celestial objects, all ages welcome; inclement weather may cancel, 7 p.m. Saturday, Green Lake Park, 7201 E. Green Lake Drive N., Seattle, and Paramount Park, Eighth Avenue Northeast and Northeast 155th St., Shoreline; free (www.seattleastro.org).
Shop to Make a Difference: Buy a Cure Card to save 20 percent at participating University Village merchants and support women’s cancer research at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, Saturday-Sunday, 25th Avenue Northeast and Northeast 45th Street, Seattle; $25 (206-523-0622 or www.uvillage.com/events).
Compiled by Madeline McKenzie. For more community events listings, go to seattletimes.com.