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Hmong New Year, Veterans Day, nature | Community Corner

Community events for the weekend of Nov. 9-10, 2013, include Hmong New Year Celebration, Auburn Veterans Day, Fall Colors Walk and Mercer Slough Herons.


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Hmong New Year Celebration

Hmong Association of Washington hosts cultural performances, children’s activities, display of Hmong artifacts and clothing, food, marketplace; 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday, Seattle Center Armory, Seattle (206-684-7200 or www.seattlecenter.com ).

Auburn Veterans Day: Parade with marching bands, military vehicles, veterans’ units, 11 a.m., west on Main Street from E Street Southeast to A Street Northwest, Auburn; display of military equipment, vehicles, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., Division Street Southeast; marching band field competition, 1 p.m. Monday, Auburn Memorial Stadium, 801 Fourth St. N.E., Auburn (www.auburnwa.gov/events ).

Stargazing: Seattle Astronomical Society hosts viewing through telescopes, all ages and skill levels welcome, inclement weather may cancel; 6 p.m. Saturday, Green Lake Park, 7201 E. Green Lake Drive N., Seattle and Paramount Park, Eighth Avenue Northeast and Northeast 155th Street, Shoreline; free (www.seattleastro.org).

Providence Mount St. Vincent Bazaar: Christmas items, collectibles, housewares, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Providence Mount St. Vincent, 4831 35th Ave. S.W., Seattle (206-938-6191).

Backyard Birds Super Saturday: How to attract birds to your yard, craft activities; 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, Seward Park Audubon Center, 5902 Lake Washington Blvd. S., Seattle; free (206-652-2444 or sewardpark.audubon.org).

Songs and stories from World War II: World War II stories from a veteran, memorabilia display, performance by vocalist Dina Blade and pianist Hans Brehmer in authentic World War II military uniforms; 1 p.m. Saturday, Bellevue Library, 1111 110th Ave. N.E., Bellevue (425-450-1765 or www.kcls.org ).

Bellevue Club Holiday Bazaar: Accessories, art, clothing, toys by 100 vendors; 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, The Bellevue Club, 11200 S.E. Sixth St., Bellevue; collecting new, unopened toys for Toys for Tots (www.bellevueclub.com/holidaybazaar ).

Latvian Center Christmas Bazaar: Christmas specialty and ethnic Latvian foods, decorative pillows, dolls, knitted articles, jewelry, ceramics; 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, noon-4 p.m. Sunday, Latvian Cultural Center, 11710 Third Ave. N.E., Seattle (www.facebook.com/latvianchurch/events).

Fall Colors Walk: 1 p.m. Sunday, Graham Visitor Center, 2300 Arboretum Drive E., Seattle; free (206-543-8800 or www.uwbotanicgardens.org ).

Mercer Slough Herons: Learn about the park’s great blue heron rookery, 2 p.m. Sunday, Mercer Slough Environmental Education Center, 1625 118th Ave. S.E., Bellevue; free (425-452-2565).

Madeline McKenzie: mmckenzie@seattletimes.com.



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