Museum and cultural events | Community Corner
Community events for the weekend of Nov. 16-17, 2013, include SAM Community Day, Russian Bazaar and Salmon Viewing Stations.
SAM Community Day
Celebration of Peruvian and Native American art, culture, music and dance with art making, tours, performances and workshops inspired by the exhibitions “Peru: Kingdoms of the Sun and the Moon” and “Robert Davidson: Abstract Impulse,” 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, Seattle Art Museum, 1300 First Ave., Seattle; free admission to the first 500 people; regular admission $12.50-$19.50, ages 12 and younger free (206-654-3100 or www.seattleartmuseum.org).
Meet the Mammals: See hundreds of specimens from the museum’s collection, including many that can be held or touched, hands-on activities for all ages; 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday; Burke Museum of Natural History and Culture, University of Washington, Seattle; $7.50-$10 (206-543-5590 or www.burkemuseum.org/events/browse/meet_the_mammals1 ).
Free ski helmets for kids: Free ski helmets for children ages 4 to 18, wearers must be present for fitting, quantities limited, no appointment needed, 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Saturday, Seattle Children’s Administration Building, 6901 Sand Point Way N.E., Seattle (www.MakeSureTheHelmetFits.org).
Ayame Kai Holiday Gift Fair: Jewelry, holiday ornaments, arts, clothing, bake sale, Asian food, proceeds benefit Nikkei Concerns local charities, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Blaine Memorial Methodist Church, 3001 24th Ave. S., Seattle (425-827-4930).
Free Day, the Wing: Free admission to the museum, 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Saturday, Wing Luke Museum of the Asian Pacific American Experience, 719 S. King St., Seattle (206-623-5124 or www.wingluke.org ).
Free cat adoptions: Adoption fees waived on cats ages 2 and older, noon-6 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, Homeward Pet Adoption Center, 13132 N.E. 177th Place, Woodinville (www.homewardpet.org ).
Russian Bazaar: Russian food, entertainment and crafts, noon-5 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, Russian Community Center, 704 19th Ave. E., Seattle (206-323-3877).
Great Train Expo: Operating model railroads, train dealers, collectors, hands-on exhibits, demonstrations, workshops, kids’ play area, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, Washington State Fair Events Center, 110 Ninth Ave. S.W., Puyallup; $9, ages 12 and younger free (253-841-5045 or www.greattrainexpo.com ).
Salmon Viewing Stations: Drop-in stations with guides providing information on salmon returning to Piper’s Creek, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturdays-Sundays through Dec. 8, Carkeek Park, 950 N.W. Carkeek Park Road, Seattle (206-386-4237 or www.seattle.gov/parks).
Madeline McKenzie: firstname.lastname@example.org.