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Elwha exhibit celebration, Yulefest | Community Corner

Community events for the weekend of Nov. 23-24, 2013, include the “Elwha: A River Reborn” exhibit celebration at the Burke Museum, Yulefest at the Nordic Heritage Museum and Hello Kitty at the Wing Luke Museum of the Asian Pacific American Experience.

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‘Elwha: A River Reborn’

Celebration of opening of the “Elwha: A River Reborn” exhibit illustrating the ecological and cultural restoration in the Olympic Peninsula’s Elwha River Valley after the 2012 removal of the dam there, with stories, talks, music and dance performances by members of the Lower Elwha Klallam Tribe; talks and book signings by Seattle Times reporter Lynda Mapes, whose book inspired the exhibit; 10:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Saturday, Burke Museum of Natural History and Culture, University of Washington, Seattle; $7.50-$10 (206-543-5590 or

Bitter Lake Reservoir Open Space Fitness Zone: Celebration of new Fitness Zone outdoor stations with low-impact cardio equipment and strengthening machines, 1-2 p.m. Saturday, North 143rd Street and Linden Avenue North, Seattle (

Model Train Extravaganza: Model train display, information from National Model Railroad Association, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.; presentation on buying a toy-train set, 11 a.m., 1 and 3 p.m. Saturday, Newcastle Library, 12901 Newcastle Way, Newcastle (425-255-0111 or ).

Yulefest: Holiday shopping, Nordic food, music, Santa, crafts for kids, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, Nordic Heritage Museum, 3014 N.W. 67th St., Seattle; $1-$3 (206-789-5707 or ).

Hello Kitty event: Museum Marketplace sale, photos with Hello Kitty with purchase, 1-4 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, Wing Luke Museum of the Asian Pacific American Experience, 719 S. King St., Seattle (206-623-5124 or

Rushmore Speaks: Clay Jenkinson portraying Theodore Roosevelt with commentary on George Washington, Thomas Jefferson and Abraham Lincoln, noon Sunday, Town Hall Seattle, 1119 Eighth Ave., Seattle; free (206-652-4255 or

Old Time Radio Show: Live performance of a classic radio script by Radio Enthusiasts of Puget Sound, 2 p.m. Sunday, Hope in Hard Times Exhibit, Highline Pop-Up Museum, 216 S.W. 153rd St., Burien; free ( ).

Tree Lighting and Festival of Trees Celebration: Lighting of the lobby tree, Festival of Trees display, sneak preview of Teddy Bear Suite, 2-5 p.m. Sunday, Fairmont Olympic Hotel, 411 University St., Seattle ( ).

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