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Free comic books, plant sale, bee festival | Community Corner

Community events for the weekend of May 3-4, 2014, include Free Comic Book Day events, a Master Gardener Plant Sale, Asian Pacific Islander Heritage Month and the West Seattle Bee Festival.


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Free Comic Book Day

Free comic books while supplies last, meet and have your picture taken with Stormtroopers and other characters from the Star Wars universe, 10 a.m.; comic-book edition of Game On Wii and Xbox 360 games, noon-2 p.m.; tips and supplies to create your own mini graphic novel, 3-4:30 p.m. Saturday, Shoreline Library, 345 N.E. 175th St., Shoreline; free (206-362-7550 or www.kcls.org). Free comic books for kids and adults at comic-book shops around the country, see website for participating locations (www.freecomicbookday.com).

Children’s Day/Comic Book Day: Musical performances, exhibits, craft activities, 1 p.m. Saturday, Library Connection at Crossroads, 15600 N.E. Eighth St., Bellevue; free (425-644-6203).

Remembering the ’70s: Rainier Valley Historical Society display of materials from the 1970s and speaker Denis Law, 10 a.m. Saturday, Southeast Seattle Senior Center, 4655 S. Holly St., Seattle (www.rainiervalleyhistory.org).

Master Gardener Plant Sale: Large selection of plants from Master Gardeners and local vendors, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Sunday, Center for Urban Horticulture, 3501 N.E. 41st St., Seattle (mgfkc.org/events/plant-sale ).

Salon Seattle: International Decorative Painters art demonstrations, lectures, speakers, exhibits, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Sunday, Union Station Grand Hall, 401 S. Jackson St., Seattle; free (www.salonseattle2014.com).

Renton Library Sale and Centennial: Book bargains, 10 a.m. Saturday, 1 p.m. Sunday; 100th anniversary, library historic display, Saturday-Sunday, bluegrass Covington Grass band 1:30 p.m. Sunday, Renton Library, 100 Mill Ave. S., Renton (425-226-6043 or www.kcls.org).

Asian Pacific Islander Heritage Month: Local cultural entertainment groups for all ages, 11:45 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday, Seattle Center Armory, Seattle; free (206-684-7200 or www.apiheritage.com ).

Bicycle Sunday: Bicycle or walk along Lake Washington Boulevard, closed to motorized traffic, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Sunday, Lake Washington Boulevard from Mount Baker Beach to Seward Park, Seattle (206-684-4075 or seattle.gov/parks/bicyclesunday/ ).

West Seattle Bee Festival: Parade, 11 a.m., gather at 10 a.m. to participate, from West Seattle Elementary (6760 34th Ave. S.W.) to the garden for arts and crafts, music, vendors, food, see the beehives inside plexiglass enclosure, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Sunday, High Point Commons Park, Southwest Graham Street and Lanham Place Southwest, Seattle (616-502-3182 or www.westseattlebeegarden.com).

Madeline McKenzie: mmckenzie@seattletimes.com.



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