Best bets among coming events: Needle New Year's, Polar Bear Plunge and Mochi Tsuki
A roundup of coming attractions around Seattle and Western Washington.
Best bets among coming events around Seattle and Western Washington:
New Year's at the Needle, Dec. 31: Fireworks and parties at the Space Needle to ring in 2011; Seattle. 206-905-2100 or www.spaceneedle.com.
Polar Bear Plunge, Jan. 1: "Patch of Courage" for all who immerse themselves in Lake Washington, costumes encouraged; Matthews Beach, Seattle. www.theofficialunofficialpolarbearplunge.blogspot.com.
New Year's Eve and Day walks, Seattle: Emerald City Wanderers' scenic 10K and 5K evening walks Dec. 31, daytime walks Jan. 1; West Seattle. walkingwithecw.org.
Mochi Tsuki New Year, Jan. 2: Japanese-American community event to make and eat sweet rice cakes; IslandWood, Bainbridge Island. www.bijac.org.
Bellevue Magic Season Ice Arena, through Jan. 9: Outdoor ice skating; Bellevue Downtown Park. magicseason.com.
Seattle Wedding Show, Jan. 8-9: Wedding-related vendors, bridal fashion shows; Washington State Convention Center, Seattle. 800-505-5900 or weddingshow.com.
Sam and Sara Lucchese create handmade pasta out of their kitchen-garage adjacent to their Ballard home. Here, they illustrate the final steps in making pappardelle pasta.