The Fourth Annual Parkplace Books Holiday Celebration starts at 7 p.m. Friday. Book sales during the party will benefit Kirkland Interfaith Transitional Housing, a group that provides housing for low-income families.

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The Fourth Annual Parkplace Books Holiday Celebration starts at 7 p.m. Friday. Book sales during the party will benefit Kirkland Interfaith Transitional Housing, a group that provides housing for low-income families.


Greg Atkinson, a local chef who wrote “Entertaining in the Northwest Style,” and Bob Neir, a longtime Kirkland resident who wrote “A City Comes of Age,” will autograph their books and answer questions.


There will be music, desserts and punch. There is no charge to attend at Parkplace Books, 348 Parkplace Center in Kirkland Reservations are recommended. Call 425-828-6546.



Issaquah

Winter show


features sleigh


“Wintertime in Issaquah,” an exhibit at the Gilman Town Hall Museum, includes a horse-drawn sleigh, antique skis, sleds and ice skates. The annual winter show runs through March.


The sleigh, the exhibit centerpiece, was built by Finnish immigrant farmer Herman Peltola in 1910 when he converted a buggy to winter use. The piece was acquired by the Issaquah Historical Society in the 1970s and has been a mainstay in holiday exhibits since 2002.


The Gilman Town Hall, 165 S.E. Andrews St., is open from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday through Saturday and other times by appointment.


For information, call 425-392-3500 or go to www.issaquahhistory.org.


Issaquah


Make ornaments


at open house


Children will create old-fashioned holiday ornaments at the Issaquah Historical Society’s annual Holiday Open House on Saturday in the Issaquah Train Depot, 50 Rainier Blvd. N. The event runs from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. and is open to the public.


Local crafters will sell handmade items.


The craft party is free for children but advance registration is required to ensure enough supplies will be available. To register, call Erica Maniez at 425-392-3500 or e-mail info@issaquahhistory.org.


Woodinville

Santa arrives to help


with Light Festival


Woodinville is making plans for Christmas, with Santa Claus scheduled to arrive Friday to help start a community Light Festival at 6:30 p.m. at City Hall.


The Elf Express lighted train will take visitors to event sites along 133rd Avenue Northeast, where holiday music and entertainment, puppetry performances, arts and crafts, and art activities will take place from 5:30 to 9:30 p.m.


Light displays at the Woodinville Community Center will be on from 6 to 9 p.m. through Dec. 23.


Other holiday events include free skating with Santa from 1 to 4 p.m. Dec. 4 at the Kingsgate Ice Arena, 14326 124th Ave. N.E., Kirkland.


Information is available at www.ci.woodinville.wa.us or by calling 425-984-2346.


Seattle Times Eastside bureau