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.
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 www.seattleymca.org/Pages/HKD.aspx.
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 www.kcls.org).
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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 www.swps.org).
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 www.friendsofspl.org).
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 www.zoo.org).
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 www.evergreenfair.org/).
Compiled by Madeline McKenzie
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