Community Corner: collectibles, bazaars
Community events for the weekend of Nov. 2-3, 2013, include Polish Winter Bazaar, Scandinavian Holiday Bazaar, Cultural Crossroads Festival, Seattle Philatelic Exhibition and Washington State Sports Collectors.
Polish Winter Bazaar
Polish sausage, borscht, pierogi, cabbage rolls, dine in or to-go, pastry and dessert bar, crafts including Polish pottery, crystals, glass, books and Christmas decorations, “Vivat Musica!” Polish choir performance, deli with sausage, sauerkraut, pickles, jam, noon-7 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, Polish Cultural Center, 1714 18th Ave., Seattle (206-322-3020 or www.polishhome.org/DefaultEng.htm ).
National Cat Day: Adoption fees waived on cats 1 year old and older, kitten adoption special, $50/one, $90/two kittens, 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 www.seattlehumane.org ).
Mercer Island Snow and Sports Swap: New and used gear at bargain prices, Alpine and Nordic ski equipment, snowboard equipment, winter apparel and other sporting goods, 8:30 a.m.-2 p.m., half-off sale 3-4 p.m. Saturday, Islander Middle School, 8225 S.E. 72nd St., Mercer Island (mi-skiswap.com ).
Backyard Birds Super Saturday: How to welcome birds to your backyard, make pine-cone feeders, arts and crafts for all ages, tips on bird feeders, native plants, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, Seward Park Audubon Center, 5902 Lake Washington Boulevard S., Seattle; free (206-652-2444 or www.brownpapertickets.com/event/489720 ).
Cultural Crossroads Festival: Ethnic entertainment on two stages by 30 groups; marketplace representing Africa, Asia, Europe, South America and North America, interactive Lego display, Dolls of the World display; 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Saturday, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Sunday, Crossroads Bellevue, 15600 N.E. Eighth St., Bellevue (www.crossroadsbellevue.com).
Scandinavian Holiday Bazaar: Scandinavian gifts, crafts, bake sale, music, entertainment, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday; pea soup and meatballs available Saturday; Swedish pancakes Sunday, Swedish Club, 1920 Dexter Ave. N., Seattle; $1 (206-283-1090 or www.swedishclubnw.org).
Seattle Philatelic Exhibition: Stamp and postal history exhibits, vendors, free stamps for kids, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday; free evaluation of stamp collections Saturday, Tukwila Community Center, 12424 42nd Ave. S., Tukwila; free (seapexshow.org/).
Washington State Sports Collectors: Show and sale of sports cards and memorabilia, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Sunday, Meridian Park Elementary School, 17077 Meridian Ave. N., Shoreline; $2, ages 7 and younger free (www.wssca.net ).
Madeline McKenzie: email@example.com.