Another weekend is on the horizon! Here’s my post for 425 Mom. Look what’s happening this weekend on the Eastside! (Plus one event at the Zoo).
Turkey Toss at the Woodland Park Zoo
It’s turkey-tossing time at the Woodland Park Zoo! Following the same idea as last month’s Pumpkin Bash, kids can watch how the Zoo’s most beloved carnivores nosh on their Thanksgiving dinners. And like the Pumpkin Bash, the Turkey Toss is part of the Zoo’s exceptional care program, designed to enrich the lives of the animals through mental and physical stimulation as well as the promotion of natural animal behavior. So come and wish the animals a Happy Thanksgiving and watch them chow down!
Saturday November 17, 10am-2:30pm
Free with admission or membership
Hopelink’s 12th Annual Turkey Trot
It wouldn’t be Thanksgiving on the Eastside without the annual Turkey Trot! Grab your running shoes, jogging stroller and the family and head over to Marina Park for this 5K walk/run. All proceeds go to Hopelink. Participants will enjoy door prizes, music and goodies from participating vendors!
Sunday, November 18
Registration 10am; Run/walk 11am
$35 to register
Karl Johnson Portrait Silhouettes
This beautiful (and now rare) form of portraiture is still being practiced by renowned artist Karl Johnson. Johnson cuts each silhouette freehand, catching the likeness of his subject, either live or from a photograph. Past clients include Tom Hanks and Katie Holmes, and his work has been featured in O Magazine, among others. Visit Johnson in Bellevue this Friday and watch art in the making! Perfect for a keepsake gift.
Friday, November 17
Peek Aren’t You Curious @ Bellevue Square
Call 425-533-2104 to reserve your 5-minute appointment.
**Other places: Saturday/Bainbridge Island & Sunday/University Village
Reindeer Sightings at Swanson’s Nursery
Get in the Christmas spirit and take your kiddos to visit Santa’s Reindeer! Dasher and Blitzen (very much alive!) will be making their home at Swanson’s Nursery every day until Christmas Eve, when they will be dashing away on their very important job. Curely the Curious Camel will be joining them as well. Daily feedings at 10am and 4pm. Come wish the Reindeer a Merry Christmas!
Tim Noah’s Eats & Beats Concert
Emmy award-winning songwriter, singer and performer Tim Noah is stopping by KidQuest this Saturday for a rockin’ good time! Sing, dance and hear some fantastic storytelling while you chow down on Jet City pizza and sip lemonade. Kids and adults alike will enjoy this Eats and Beats event!
Saturday, November 17
KidsQuest Museum, Factoria
Advance Tickets: $8 members/$10 non-members
At the Door: $10 members / $12 non-members $3 Jet City pizza & lemonade
Pre-registration recommended; call 425-637-8100 to order pizza.