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Fairs and festivals everywhere | Community Corner

Events for the weekend of April 27-28, 2013, include YMCA Healthy Kids Day, the International Children’s Friendship Festival and a new fantasy exhibit at EMP.

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YMCA Healthy Kids Day

Healthy snacks, nutrition information, safety demonstrations, play time, tours, games, health screenings, pool events, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, Meredith Mathews YMCA, East Madison YMCA, University YMCA and West Seattle YMCA, Seattle; Bellevue, Newcastle, Shoreline, Bothell, SeaTac, Auburn and Snoqualmie Valley YMCA; free (206-382-5022 or

Sheep Shearing: Sheep shearing, sheep herding, fiber-craft demonstrations, Eastside Heritage Center activities, tractor-pulled hayrides, farm animal exhibits; 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Kelsey Creek Farm Park, 410 130th Place S.E., Bellevue; free admission, fees for some activities (425-452-7688 or

Seattle Scale Model Show and Contest: Display of hundreds of scale model cars, military vehicles, aircraft, ships, historic figures, science fiction; model seminars, kids’ make and take, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, Renton Community Center, 1715 Maple Valley Highway, Renton; $5-$10 (

International Children’s Friendship Festival: Children’s groups music and dance performances representing more than 40 countries; cultural displays, activities, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday, Langston Hughes Performing Arts Center, 104 17th Ave. S., Seattle (206-684-4758); outdoor activities, healthy diet and active lifestyle for kids, noon-5 p.m. Sunday, Rainier Community Center, 4600 38th Ave. S., Seattle; free (206-386-1919 or

Cherry Blossom and Japanese Cultural Festival: Traditional and contemporary Japanese taiko drumming, dance and music, food vendors, games and kids’ activities, artist demonstrations, marketplace, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, Seattle Center Armory, Fisher Pavilion and Seattle Center Pavilion, Seattle (206-684-7200 or ).

Fantasy: World of Myth and Magic: Opening weekend of exhibit of fantasy in literature, films, television and video games with costumes from 1939 film “Wizard of Oz,” artifacts from J.R.R. Tolkien, “Game of Thrones,” “Xena: Warrior Princess” and the Harry Potter series, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. daily starting Saturday, EMP Museum, 325 Fifth Ave. N., Seattle; $12-$20 (206-770-2700 or

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