Community events for the weekend of April 28-29, 2012, include YMCA Healthy Kids Day, Children's Day/Book Day and Kelsey Creek Sheep Shearing.

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YMCA Healthy Kids Day

Health, safety and nutrition activities and information, gym and pool play time and activities, healthy snacks, games, facility tours, information on programs for all ages, free T-shirts for the first 100 kids at each location, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, Auburn Valley YMCA (253-833-2770); Bellevue Family YMCA (425-746-9900); Coal Creek Family YMCA, Newcastle (425-282-1500); Dale Turner Family YMCA, Shoreline (206-363-0446); Matt Griffin YMCA, SeaTac (206-244-5880); Meredith Mathews East Madison YMCA (206-322-6969); Northshore YMCA, Bothell (425-485-9797); Snoqualmie Valley YMCA (425-256-3115); University Family YMCA (206-524-1400); West Seattle YMCA (206-935-6000) or

Kelsey Creek Sheep Shearing: Watch the farm’s sheep get sheared; pony rides, food and activities for all ages, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Kelsey Creek Farm Park, 410 130th Place S.E., Bellevue; free admission, fees for some activities (425-452-7688).

Children’s Day/Book Day: Music, activities celebration of children and the importance of literacy for all cultural backgrounds, sponsored by King County Library, 1 p.m. Saturday, outside Rainforest Café, Westfield Southcenter, 633 Southcenter Parkway, Tukwila; free (206-242-6044 or

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World Rhythm Festival: Drum, dance performances and workshops with music of Africa, Asia, Cuba, Brazil, India, North America, Middle East, marketplace, 11 a.m.-10:30 p.m. Saturday, 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Sunday; dance party 8-10:30 p.m. Saturday, Seattle Center, Seattle; free (206-684-7200 or

Friends of the Seattle Public Library Sale: 25,000 books, CDs and DVDs at bargain prices to benefit Seattle Public Library, half-price on Sunday, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Friday-Saturday, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Sunday, Magnuson Park, 7400 Sand Point Way N.E., Seattle (206-523-4053 or

Woodland Park Zoo: Last weekend of winter hours and admission rates, 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, Woodland Park Zoo, 5500 Phinney Ave. N., Seattle; $8.50-$11.75; starting Tuesday, $11.50-$17.75 (206-548-2500 or

Evergreen Recreation and Sportsmen Expo: Information on recreation activities, equipment/products, gardening, landscaping displays, vendors, demonstrations, workshops, barbecue competition, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday; carnival rides, 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Saturday, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday, Evergreen State Fairgrounds, 14405 179th Ave. S.E., Monroe; free (360-805-6700 or

Compiled by Madeline McKenzie

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